Sunday, April 24, 2011

Check the Ticker Homie

Don't you just love my title.  I know that I have been a bad blogger but I have been super busy. I was preparing for an job interview last week. I really really really hope that I get this job. But that is small compared to that ticker up there.

That's right! Check it divas. I am officially down 50LBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wooo hoooo. I am running in circles (internally) about this.  I didn't know that I would be sooooooooo excited to have lost 50 seeing as how I have so much further to go but I am ecstatic!!! 

I have been hitting the gym at least 2x a week and I think that is what is helping to propel me in the right direction. Right now I am about 16 weeks in to my weight loss program and having lost 50.4 lbs that is about a 3.1 lb average loss a week. That is phenomenal.

All that complaining and crying and wining i was doing and look where I am now.  This is a testament to never giving up even  though I have fallen off more times than i can count I am still getting it done and I am so proud of my self!

Hope you divas are still in this thing with me.

Peace and Blessings
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Friday, April 15, 2011

In It to Thin It!!!!!!!!! LOL

So Divas I know that my title is tre' horible'! But I thought it was fitting for what I was going to talk about in this blog.  I recently started a weight loss challenge at my job and we are doing a 10-week In It to Thin It Challenge.  Haha. Corny I know but that's all that I could come up with. I am excited about it because there are quite a few people who have signed up and will be participating in this challenge.  There are several different side challenges going on within the main one that make it fun. 

In other news. I have set some goals for my self and will be posting them in my side bar or in an additional page on my blog soon. One of the goals that I set was to loose 10% of my body weight. I have achieved that goal and the reward was for m to purchase a new handbag.  I am obsessed with handbags.  So when I reached my 10% I went in search of the bad that moved me. I need my items to speak to me before I buy them .  Blame it on the musician in me. Well finally after weeks of search I found her. My 10% bag.

I am sooooo freaking happy. I loves it. Yes I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So Now the next milestone to reach is 50 lbs lost.  If you haven't checked out my ticker lately I am only 4 lbs away from losing 50 lbs. I am sooooo stoked. I think that I finally broke through the plateau that I discussed earlier and I am on my way to better numbers on the scale.

Also in other news I tried something new at the gym. I got on the devil's spawn elliptical yesterday. Before when I attempted to do the elliptical there were several cures words exchanged and I usually ended up giving up after about 5 min and several stops looking like this:  
But yesterday by some miracle and prayers from the exercise gods I made it an entire 30 min. Granted there were a couple of stops along the way but I did actually make it the whole 30 min on the elliptical.  I got off this machine feeling like:

I rocked that and I am so proud of my self. Go me!!! GO ME!!!!!
I have talked myself out of so many things that I don't even know my own ability. So Take that elliptical. I made you my BI-OTCH!!!!

Peace and Blessings

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another Day Another Blog Post

So surprise surprise I am back today for another post my lovely Divas.

I know it’s almost a week later but I am back. So this is basically a week in review for me.

So Monday at my weigh in I was thoroughly disappointed with a 4 lb gain. I knew that it was going to be bad but I didn't expect it to be that bad. I was once a gain gaining and loosing the same 5 lbs. I finally came to the realization that I have hit a plateau. Who know it would happen so soon, but then again I predicted it. I have been at or around 340lbs possibly for around that last 4-5 years so why wouldn't my body remember that and try to hold on. So I am currently doing everything that I can to break this and continue with my weight loss as I was previously.

I am happy to report that at my Thursday weigh in I was down 2 lbs. So I am 2 lbs short or breaking my plateau and moving forward with my weight loss goals.

One other thing that is lacking greatly is consistent exercise. I am super busy lazy as all get out and usually don't have the energy to exercise after I work a 10 hour shift and then go to my second part time job. I really need to make out a plan so that I can manage my time more wisely and get in a good work out at least 3-4 times a week. That is a work in progress.

Also while working one of these 10 hour shifts I was able to sit down and map out my weight loss goals. Now I am thinking of a creative way to display this in my home so that I can see where I am and how far I have to go. Currently I have lost 10% of my body weight and that is no small thing. I planned to celebrate by purchasing a new purse because I a trying to reward myself with non food items. But alas I have not found that victory purse yet but the search continues. I will post my weight loss goals somewhere on this blog page so that you Divas can follow along.

Well I guess that’s enough rambling for one day. Its Monday Milestone tomorrow. Hope everyone had a productive week.

Peace and Blessings

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Monday, April 4, 2011

In a Funk

I don't know what has been going on with me lately but I am truly in a funk. I can't see to get my head in this weight loss game right now. Last week I had an excellent loss of 5.2 lbs after a 2lb gain on Monday. So I was excited about that and thought that I was back on track but alas. When I stepped on my home scale this morning is said that I was up 4 lbs since yesterday morning. I was sevestated. I have been in a bad mood all day about it too.

I am not sure what it is that I am doing. Scratch that. I know that I am not being as diligent as I was at the beginning of my journey. I am not measuring anything and just guessing at calories and not really know what is going into my body. I am not sure why I have become so lazy but this has got to stop. Every week I am going back and forth. Gaining and loosing and gaining and loosing again. This is not the way that I wanted my journey to go.

I guess I have gotten complacent since I have lost 43 lbs but I still have a long way to go. If you look at my ticker I still have 135 lbs to go so I really have no room to get slack and do what I am doing now. I really wish I could figure out why I keep self sabotaging. If I recall this is the way my past weight loss attempts have gone, even though I have lasted longer this time. It always happens this way. I am gung ho for a while and then I start to taper off until I am right back where I started or weighing more than what I did when I began. I don't want that to be the way this goes.

I am determined to beat this thing if it takes all I have. I have to lose this weight and become the woman that I envision.

On a brighter note I was looking through my phone and I saw some picture that I have taken of myself over the last year or so. I wasn't really seeing the changes form my weight loss until I looked at these pictures. I am so proud of what I have accomplished so far but this is not the end just the beginning of what I am destined to be. So here are the pics for your viewing pleasure.

March 2010
Look at how round my face is! Whoo

March 2010
Face still looking fat!

August 2010
Loved my hair in this pic! LOL

October 2010
Not quite as round but still not a very noticable difference.

Early March 2011
I am starting to see a noticable difference. Not so round now.

This is the one that I noticed the greatest difference.
My jaw line is trying to be defined and I am able to see a big difference
from March of last year.

Can you see a difference?
There is always a brighter side I just need to focus on that and keep my head in the game.

Peace and Blessings Divas

Monday Milestones

So Divas its that magical time again.  Monday Milestones.  I am not really feeling like I have accomplished anything this week but I will make my post as promised. 

So here are last weeks goals (Results in RED!!)
1. Keep my food journal updated daily. Partial Success! One day I actually wrote out what I was eating for the whole day at breakfast and that worked out really well.  I think that I need prior planning to help keep me on track.  Not sure though. I have not been feeling like a success here lately and I really need to shake this feeling. (Post to explain coming later today.)

2. Continue to stay within my calorie range with the correct food choices!! SUCCESS will say that I have been staying with my calorie range and I actually turned down a Krispy Kreme crack filled Donut. So I am extremely proud of that.

3. Drink at least 80 oz of water a day SUCCESS!! Yeah buddy even if I don't do anything else during the day I gets my water in.

4. Actually follow the workout plan that I designed (May need to modify this). MAJOR FAIL! I have worked out but that plan is no longer going to work for me. Modification will occur this week.

5. Keep up with my blog postings - You already know the results of this one! LOL I am going to do better.

So those are the results from last week. I am ok with what I did but I a know that I can do so much better. I am keeping the same goals for next week so that I can actually get on track.  I really need to get my head back in the game.

Peace and Blessings.
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