Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Don't want to weigh in Wednesday"

 It's the day, the day I dread; to be 100% honest I was looking forward to today because how hard I have been working the past two weeks. Today I was so scared to get on that scale, so scared of failing, I didn't! Let’s look back; this day two weeks ago, I quit drinking Soda- I am still to this day done with soda. I love every second of it. My hands were always dry looking and now I don't see one dry spot on them. My stomach doesn't feel bloated all the time, and I have so much more energy. Oh and to let everyone know I don't say Soda usually, I always say Pop but it reads weird if you know what I mean lol. I really don't want people thinking I'm having constipation issues. ;)

The next week I added the goal of drinking water with every meal to help myself learn to like the taste of water. Today, I drink 10 glasses if not more a day. I love water now. I know now what it really means to be thirsty. I still start my day off with a cup of coffee but I'm finding myself not liking the taste of it as much either. I also added working out. I walk every night for a mile, I so want to be at two miles but for some reason I have a blocker up that's not allowing me to defeat this feet. I will get there.

Here is my pic of my work out last night -

                       Walking inclined 2, 2.0-6 min., 2.6-7min., 3.0-6 min., 2.6-6min.
By doing this I burn a lot more calories but I still only made it a mile. I have no clue how to get myself over this. I just start thinking I'm hurting to bad, or I have to use the bathroom. I come up with every reason. I am bound and determined to make it, so Instead of making my goal this week to make it to two miles; I'm going to shoot to a mile and a half. Maybe it won’t scare me so bad.

Oh almost forgot looks like we will be getting a Van after all. I am such a truck/Jeep girl this is a hard one for me, I have a feeling I will love it though especially with the kids.

Here is my weigh in (mind my feet).

Yap, that's right 6 lbs. down 98 more to go.
Well until my next "Don't want to weigh in Wednesday" Keep up the good work friends and remember "Only you are responsible for yourself ".

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Fun Day!

  Its Monday yay! I think we are all jumping for joy, I know I'm NOT... OK I'm kind of lying; ever since I started working out I've like my weeks. It has been 1 week and 5 days since I've had soda and I feel wonderful. I've been sticking to my goal of only drinking water when eating a meal and it has led me to really only wanting water. I have been staying under my Calorie intake, even with having my youngest daughter’s Birthday on Sunday and my in-laws taking us out to eat at a Chinese restaurant (that was a hard one to keep in control). I really would like to get to 2 miles, I feel like such a loser but then again 1 mile is awesome for me, so I'm proud of myself.

So here were my yesterday’s stats. I was proud of myself for even working out yesterday. I had a migraine and I really wanted to go longer than a mile and since I started reading my book while working out it really keeps me focused. However I push to a mile and had to get off. As soon as I stepped off my head exploded, I washed, changed and passed out on the couch next to the Hubs and he woke me up at 1:00 to go into the bedroom. But I did it!

Then today, well the head still hurt but it went away throughout the day. I made a killer Dinner Baked salmon in my honey kick sauce, 1/2 cup rice, and roasted zucchini
W/walnuts and cranberry, and sautéed shrimp. All at 630 calories I know seems high but after my workout I had 154 calories leftover and I ate three meals today and only had water to drink.

Started my walk tonight and I believe I wore the wrong pants. By half a mile I wanted to cry! They were so heavy and my legs were killing me. Once again, I made myself go to a mile and I made it. My stomach was turning and I was in pain. However I'm starting to wonder if I have a phobia about going over a mile. So I guess I'm going to have to make it a goal this week to do no less than 2 miles. I seem to be doing well with my goals.

Until tomorrow, Good Night!

Friday, July 26, 2013

"Instead of shakin it like a salt shaker, I'll be churning like a butter maker."

  Well tonight I am home all by myself. The kids are at a friend’s house and Hubby is on Duty. I made sure I ate breakfast this morning, and then I left work early to ride with Jason (a.k.a Hubby) to Cincinnati to try and trade our gas hog of a Jeep in. We are trying to get a Van (this is big for me), so I am keeping my fingers crossed they give us what we want for the Jeep. Anyway, got my work out in by walking around the lot (which was 4 lots spread far apart) looking for the perfect car. Then we was all starving and I, was DYING for water I mean Dying, So there was a Steak 'n Shake Across the street so we went there and I have to say, their grilled chicken salad is not bad at all..

So since I'm home alone, I ran to the store and got a TV dinner (only because I feel too lazy to cook), a lemonade, and a Yoplait Lite. Came home and bought a book by: Rebecca Donovan - Reason to Breathe. It seems it will be good, so after I type this I will start that. I got in touch with an old friend from Alaska and that is where the title to this comes from. We use to hang out in the garage of our house (Condo type housing) and Dance, talk, or just act completely inappropriate. Jason was in the Coast Guard so we lived in CG housing and well, we will just say there were some very "appropriate" wives to say the least.
Getting off track, so, she commented on my status and told me to go and shake it like a salt shaker and that was my response. She tells me she popped her back by doing her belly dancing this is how she says it "Totally sucks when I tried my sexy dance earlier- there was so much snap-crackle-pop going on I sounded like I peed on a pile of pop rocks. Getting old is not ok. “I have really missed her she brings out the kid in me that's for sure; just wish we didn't live 4000 miles away.

All in all, another good day and I do believe come Wednesday You all will be proud of me....

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Work it Baby..

 Super proud of myself, I have not had anything, but water today (10 Glasses to be exact). Heck yay! This woman is on a mission. Not only am I sticking to that goal, but I walked at a pace between 2.5 and 3.3, took 23.36 minutes and I burned 117 calories, 2nd day now. I want to be up to two miles, averaging better times, by next week.

Yes, that is dust you see on there, But Hey, It's being dusted off.

I felt awesome today, I put on a pair of my Jeans and instead of having that, I want to bust out of my jeans any minute, feeling. I felt comfortable in them. It is really amazing at what a week of really trying will do. That is another feet I have overcome, Lasting more than two days and believe me, I am dedicated this time. I will get into the main story on what woke me up another day. 

    So, I made some awesome chicken tonight (see my fav recipes page for details), and it was awesome! I am really starting to feel good about myself again, Other than the new recipe and trying my best to stick to my goals, this was pretty much my day, besides work of course.

 Until next check in.  - Peace-

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

27 Reasons

Well, I have been doing really well on my no pop adventure.  We will see come next (Don't want to weigh in Wednesday). So, today I am going to write 27 reasons to lose weight, my bucket list for when I am fit. I have decided on 27 because I just celebrated my 27th birthday... I'm very torn about it. So, in the light of that, and it is The Hubs and my 9th wedding anniversary today, and I am 4 pant sizes bigger and 66 lbs. heavier. I have decided to create my list. I thought it might help, and when I do lose, it will be nice to go back and see what I wrote and answer how living the dreams really feel.

1. My family

2. When I and hubs take a shower together (which is very often) it won't matter the size of the shower anymore.

3. Being able to get undressed in front of my husband, and know for a fact, when he tells me he likes what he sees, I feel better about it being true.

4. Run - I hate running, but I want to do a mud race so bad!

5. Ski Dive

6. Sex - I can only imagine how much better it is. It's good now, but I would like my hubs to be able to throw me around a little. ;)


8. being able to wear clothes and not feel like I am popping out all over.

9. I am hoping I will have a smaller bra size. I want my back not to hurt so badly.

10. How fantastic is being able to wear some sexy lingerie going to be? I hope as fantastic as I imagine.

11.  Being able to prop my feet up on the dash board on a car trip again.

12. being able to walk around a water park, hell anything to do with water and not be in long shorts and a t-shirt. Being able to wear a bathing suit!

13. Ride a bike again.

14. Go and hang out with friends, instead of being the odd one out or feeling that way because I'm the fattest.

15. Take pictures all the time and be IN them.

16. Go and try out for one of those idol singing shows. I might not be great but at least I tried.

17. Drink water like it’s going out of style.

18.  Go and buy something from Victoria Secret.

19. Wear the necklaces my husband and kids have bought me over the years, and not feel like I am being choked.

20. be able to sleep, re-build a carburetor, drive or heck anything involving my hands and they not fall asleep.

21. being able to go to a restaurant and not feel like people are criticizing me for how big I am.

22. Going on family walks/ hikes.

23. Swinging on a swing set with my kids, and swinging as high as I can and jumping off like I use to when I was their age. (I'm sure the hospital visit after that will be a funny blog story, so stay tuned for that.)

24. being able to sit in a lawn chair without it feeling like my thighs are being ripped off.

25. Oh I almost forgot... Being able to wear Shorts and a tank top! Yes. I'm screaming that...

26. Feel proud for my hubby, not ashamed, (even though, I know he doesn't feel this way) When he introduces me to someone.

27. Being Happy!

I could go on and on. I definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to lose weight very therapeutic.

So my goal for today since it’s been a week since
my quitting pop,soda,cola however you say it, I think I'm going to make it a rule that I have to drink at least a glass of water with each meal before I'm allowed anything else. I'm trying to train my taste buds to like water in the end that will train my belly to get in to shape.

I can honestly say that after a week of no pop, my stomach has felt empty not blotted, my shirts and pants are fitting a little better. So Next Wednesday we will see if it is paying off. Not sure about y'all but I have my fingers crossed.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

One Step at a Time...

Well, I have taken the biggest step for myself and I am so proud of it. I have officially quit drinking pop! Yay me!! I have been reading blog after blog, article after article about how to lose weight fast. Then I read one that made the most since, and it had been right in front of my face all this time. I was reading someone’s blog, and she had been a big success, she is still keeping it up, but she lost it so fast now it seems it is just so much work to keep it going. Then I read an article that I had read months ago but at that time it was all about the fastest way, so I over looked it. This article just talked about small thing to do to make a difference.

 It just said to take your time basically.

 So here is my list of things I'm going to do.

1. No matter how big I am wear what I want to wear. I don't have to degrade myself anymore because I don't feel I am worthy of looking pretty.

2. Take my time losing weight, don’t make it a race.

3. Each week change one thing. (Stop drinking pop, drop sweats, add breakfast, etc.)

4. Reward yourself (Don't drink pop, Buy a new top!)

5. Make sure to start doing some form of exerciser- no matter what...

 My main goal here is to love myself for who I am, if I don't find strength and courage to believe in myself I will never be able to do it.