- Friday Nov 05, 2004
One thing I know from my experience it takes awhile for your mind to catch up! I still think I am fat when I look in the mirror! Today my Guess jeans are a size 4 and I feel fat! Crazy!
I bounce between a size 2 (some stuff) and a 4.....never thought I'd be there! I'm loving life!
Keep to your plan - what? Don't have a plan? Shame on you....make or get a plan and stick to it! Stick to your plan.
If you don't plan - you plan to fail.
Come on - the holidays are coming!
- Thursday Nov 04, 2004
Thank you all for the nice comments!
My goal is 125 - I am 9 lbs from goal - have never been 9 lbs from goal....I'm shocked and thrilled! Remember I've been doing this life style change now for 19 months - I lost most of my weight in 14 months - the last months have been really, really slow.
I do work out - some cardio - but, my concentration is weight training - alternating upper and lower body - tonight is upper body.
I am also scheduled for a Tummy Tuck - in December! My insurance is paying.
- Wednesday Nov 03, 2004
Hey Runner - here I am!
Sorry - been away so long! Still losing! Life is good!
One Hundred Six Pounds GONE - all time low 134 lbs! Woo,hoo! Been doing this 19 months yesterday! Life, is GOOD! I'm having a great time.
When shopping on Saturday bought me a great new suit - SIZE 2P - dang! Never wore a SIZE 2 - still working out - I love weight training! Its so great!
I have not read up on everyone - I'm so behind!!!!!! Hope all is well.
My grandson turn 1 14 days from today! Cannot believe he's gonna be one! He's so cute! I'm having a ball!
Hugs to all!
- Tuesday Sep 07, 2004
I did it - I have hit the 100 lb lost mark - today! I started 17 months and 5 days ago - 240 lb start - today 140 lbs! Woo,hoo - I have arrived - in my size 4 jeans! I bought a skirt this weekend - Size 2 - the sales lady talked me into it - said it looked so good!
She said "as tiny as you are" ....I could have kissed her - wanted to ask her to repeat that - but, of course, I didn't.
I'm loving my workouts - weight training and cardio!
Also, my all time new favorite food - Popeye's Naked Chicken Breast - to die for!
Take care - I'll stop in and keep ya updated every so often!
- Monday Aug 09, 2004
Still holding at 143 - but, TOM is here! Go Figure!
Cleaned and shopped this weekend - upcoming weekend hubby is off - we are going to work in our yard! Woo,hoo!
My workout at Gold's is going well. Tomorrow I meet for the first time with a Personal Trainer! Let's just see how much she likes my low-carb diet! Roll eyeballs here....I can hear it now -but, you need to eat carbs...if you don't, your brain won't function, you'll go blind...you'll get sick, if you stop-you'll gain it all back, you'll lose muscles....your muscles will start eating themselves...you'll go into a depression......your kidneys will stop working......gosh those are just some of the plain old dumb things I've heard said about low carb.....
Trying to find a polite way to say - Lady, I've lost 97 lbs (she looks like she weighs 100) don't tell me how to eat. Think once I find out how she feels about it - if she is against - I'm gonna ask her if we can just agree to disagree and skip the nutrition speach part and go to the next topic.......what kind of creditials do they have, I wonder?????
How was your weekend?
- Tuesday Aug 03, 2004
70.25 - Seventy and a quarter - I have lost 70.25 inches since I've been working out at Curves - one year! I was weighed and measured last night - Been a member of Curves for 1 year today - but, I'm leaving them. I have been dieting for 16 months today - 97 lbs gone.
I wish I would have measured from day one. I had lost 32 lbs before my first measurement was taken!
I have lost -
10 inches off my bust
12.25 off my waist
14.50 off my abdomen
8.00 off my hips
15.50 off my thighs
10.00 of my arms
I cannot believe it! My suit today is a very comfortable size 10 - I probably could have bought an 8!
I worked out for over an hour last night - I'm joing Golds Gym. Tried Lady America didn't like it...and I need more than Curves now.
Well, I wish you all a very healthy happy diet day!
- Friday Jul 30, 2004
One more pound! OH, my gosh - happy Friday! 96 lbs gone in 15 months! I am in shock here!
The scale is so moving now! I'm floored!
What's on your agenda for this weekend???? I'm going SHOPPING! Lots of good sales happening - and I also love to drop in the consignment shops! I get some good deals there! I have two closets at home I use for my clothes - and I need to purge some!
Here's what I ate yesterday: (remember, its boring - but, works)
B - 20 oz coffee, 1 pckt equal, 1 oz half/half, 2 hard boiled eggs w/can't believe its not butter spray and salt & pepper, water
L - 4 oz grilled chicken breast, .5 cp sf Jello - 20 oz water
D - 3 oz grilled chicken breast, bottle of Crystal Light
S - 2 hard boiled eggs
I drank about 140 oz water yesterday! I only have my coffe in the AM and no caffeine the rest of the day - and I gave up diet drinks.
I even turned down hubby's offer to go out to dinner last night because, I wanted to stick to my plan!!!! He grilled us some chicken on the grill - we always have chicken marinating in the fridge! And, cooked chicken in the fridge - great snack!
I'm going to keep my grandson overnight tomorrow night - give his mommy a break - I stopped by her apartment last night to visit him - and he squealed when he saw me! He's beginning to recognize - he's 8 months now - he's up on all 4's rocking - I told oh, lord in 2 weeks he'll be moving - LOOK OUT! Baby Travis will be on the move!!!!
Well, my diet friends - enjoy your Friday - and stay true to your PLAN! Come on, you can do it!!!!! Hugs
- Thursday Jul 29, 2004
It's Thursday - holding here at 145 - same as yesterday!
I get measured on Monday - I will update my stats then. My bra seems a little lose today - wonder if I'm gonna change from 38 to 36? hmmmmmm
Hope my waist changes!!!!! :)
Come on - don't miss this opportunity - that's "today" - its never to late to start! Fall is coming..........the new clothes are coming out! Halloween stuff is in the stores! Don't you see yoursel in a beautiful new fall dress or suit - a size smaller?????? Picture it - now go get it - how, follow your plan! Whatever your plan is! It may be different then mine! What?! Don't have a plan? You need a plan! You know.... - if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
If you are just starting 30 minutes of exercise a day will help you!!!! I promise! Just go for a nice power walk! Get that heart a jumping! You will feel the endorphins - you can take on the world after a good work out! Ya just plain feel better!
When I was 240 lbs - I didn't want to move! Unless you call shifting my weight on the couch moving! I began walking after I had lost about 32 lbs - I haven't stopped since! I found I could go longer and farther each time! And, I felt fabulous afterwards! Hot, sweaty and tired but, still fabulous!
Come on...you can do it!
As far as exercise - I do walk - run some - and walk/run on the treadmill - I also do the weight machines at the gym. I also do crunches - I lay on the floor - but my hands behind my head - Put my left foot on the floor - knee up in the air - I cross my right over it - and then touch my right elbow to my left knee - then switch - I do at least 30 each side - everyday! See - I don't do 100 of them - just a few, 30 is a few to me, but, I do them consistenly - every day!
Come on....move a little!
- Wednesday Jul 28, 2004
All time LOW - 145! Woo, hoo!
I get measured next week!
Thanks for your comments. I do eat the whole egg!
Here's yesterdays menu: (not exciting)
B - 20 oz coffee, 1 pckt of equal, 1 tbsp half/half, 2 hard boiled eggs with 1 teaspoon on Hidden Valley Bacon Ranch dressing drizzled over
L - 4 oz grilled chicken breast, .5 cp sf Jello, water
D - 4 oz grilled chicken breast, 2 tbsp cream cheese w/1 tsp simple syrup and .5 tsp cocoa powder, water
S - .5 cp sf jello, water
I drank about 140 oz water yesterday! Worked out for 45 min on the treadmill...tonight is work out with weights.
95 lbs gone! Ain't looking for them either!
My goal is 125 - I am 20 lbs from goal - I have NEVER been 20 lbs from goal! For the first time in my life - I know what that feels like!
Hubby asked me again - what are we going to do to celebrate when you hit 100 lbs? I don't know!
Is there anything that you have been putting off doing "until you lose weight"? Is their a long lost dream down inside? Sky diving? Water skiing? Biking across country? I cannot think of anything for myself. I've been racking my brain thinking - what is it that you said you would do if you were thin enough or, lost the weight! hmmmmmm?????
After going through a two month stall - I'm thrilled to have moved down 5 lbs this month! I hope this continues for awhile til I hit the next stall - they are so tough! I few times I've been close to tears!
"Fat phobia is so widespread in our society that food manufacturers can sell just about anything, as long as it claims to be low in fat. From low-fat cheese and skim milk to low-fat cookies and low-fat salad dressing, there are reduced-fat versions of most popular foods. There's even low-fat peanut butter�although the calories per tablespoon are almost identical to those in the full-fat version. These low-fat foods aren't any healthier�in fact, they're just the opposite. To make up for the missing flavor fat provides, manufacturers simply add more sugar, with the result that these foods contain more carbs, not less, than their full-fat counterparts."
If sugar is a problem for you then avoid low-fat products - they simply add more sugar to make them taste better. And, the sugar causes your cravings to increase!
Happy Dieting my friends.....fall is coming - can you see yourself in beautiful new fall clothing? Just picture yourself looking great at the holiday parties...not to late to begin!
- Tuesday Jul 27, 2004
Holding steady here!
Thanks for the comments.
Chickie_Maui: I don't really have any recipies that I use....really, I just eat natural food - pretty boring. Gilled chicken breast, or pork. Steamed brocolli on occassion. Salads. Ranch or blue cheese dressing. When I'm out - I order Buffalo wings sometimes (no breading) and be sure the sauce is legal.
Sometimes I do - cut up chicken, fry up some bacon - throw those in a pan - add some brocolli floretts - and some Low carb Alfredo sauce - I do this once in a blue moon. And, sometimes I make Chicken Divine (usually in the winter) minus the RICE of course ;)
I eat a lot of eggs! Sometimes I do an egg fast - and eat just eggs - breakfast, lunch and dinner! Sure takes the guess work out of "What's for dinner?"! Ha!
Last night I worked out for 1 hour and 50 minutes! Woo,hoo - did weight training and ran on the treadmill! I drank tons of water yesterday too! I kind of expected the scale to be 145 today - but, it wasn't! OH, well tomorrow is another day! I just keep plugging at it!
What is your biggest sabatoge? Where is it that you lose it along the way? Your on plan, this all of a sudden you lose it? What does it for you?