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Sunday, December 17, 2006

New week, new chances to do better

So this is the start of another week and while the last couple weeks have been going good I know I could do better. Hopeing to get the whole week in with working out but most likely that won't happen. I am not working Thursday which should make it easier right? Not really. Also next weekend is Christmas so lets hope that goes well, LOL. I guess we will just see and take one day at a time.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tuesday Workout

So my workout was good today. Did 20 min on the eliptical and burned 207 calories according to the machine. We then did a circuit 10 reps of each squats, push-ups, lunges and 30 second hold of the plank position. My whole body was tired after that work out. It was a good work out.

Tuesday Morning!

Today is going to be a great day...Know why? Because I am finally making downward progress in my weightloss. I weighed myself this morning and I am at 165lbs. I am so excited. My weight is finally moving again and in the right direction. So here is to shakes, working out and being semi good about my eating. Now imagine what will happen when I really work at being good about my food intake and my shakes. So 130lbs here I come ready or not.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Shake recipe

16 oz of Orange Juice, 1 scoop of powdered vanilla shake of your choice, and 4 ice cubes

Measurements update

Okay so rechecked my measurements and those aren't changing either. This calls for more stringent measures to be taken. I will not take any breaks from my diet except Christmas weekend and only for the two christmas dinners one on either Saturday or Sunday and the other Christmas day if that happens. I have to start dropping this weight before April gets here. It won't take that long to be here and then what will I do....?

Last part of the week

Lets see what happened...
Okay so made it to the gym Wednesday and Thursday but Friday got all messed up. But got up to four days this week so we are making progress. Still need to redo my measurements because I haven't lost any weight. Although I don't think the cupcakes or Nemo cake helped much but how many times does your only Daughter turn 2. I did resist the urge to finish of the cupcakes and threw them in the trash. Woot for me self control. Now if I could just get that with my shakes I would be on a roll. Thinking about ordering the chocolate shake and going for it. I think if I just gave it one GOOD month (key there being good month) I would be on the other side of this weight problem and not feeling so heavy. Got to think of some ideas and fast because being heavy isn't working for me.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Monday and Tuesday

Worked out Monday so doing good so far. Went for a brisk walk around the base, did jumping jacks and went through the jungle. This entailed some very hard moves that took coordination as well as muscle use. I was worn out at the end and then we did lots of abs. Been drinking more water which is good but my food is not the most healthy. Although tonight I did good with broccoli, baked chicken and rice. The brownie however wasn't the best but what can you do. I didn't work out today but can't be perfect all the time. I have been eating more fruit which is good.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Friday workout

So made it to the gym three days this week. Doing great! I did a back to basics class at the gym which had strength and cardio for about 45 min. We did suicides, jumping jacks, marching, tricep dips, bicep curls with the bands, wall sits, pyramid push ups, gosh other stuff too but don't remember what else. It was tough but good. Maybe we will try to do that twice a month on a Friday for a little variety. We shall see.....

Worked out Wednesday

I got back to the gym Wednesday and worked out on the eliptical machine. I did 40 min which I didn't think I could do and burned 405 calories. Very exciting! So only going to make it 3 days this week but its a start and better than not going at all. Hopeing next week will be all five days. We are going to do M, W, F, as our weight lifting days and T, TH as our cardio days. We shall see how it goes. My newest mini goal is to lose one pant size this month before the New Year! Lets see how it goes.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Worked out on Monday

I finally got back to the gym yesterday and it felt sooo good. If only it would continue. Today I am at home with a sick 2 year old so tomorrow is a whole new day. Goal for this week is to work out the rest of the week! Go Jessi!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

How's it going?! :(

Not good I would say. Although made it through the first holiday without any weight gain I am not doing well for working out. I need to get to the gym. I am hopeing that next week will go better. My work out partner will be back to work. My first mini goal for December is to lose one pant size. I will try for one pant size each month. Sounds reasonable to me. I guess we shall see how next week goes.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

This week

So I didn't manage to work out at all this week. Going back to work was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Next week should be better. I am eating fairly well though. Had a home made non greasy taco pizza Thursday night. I had baked chicken, veggies and potates on both Tuesday and Wednesday night. The only downfall this week was the yummy nachos my hubby keeps making me. So not good for me but oh so tasty. Well here is to another week of trying. Hopefully once I start working out more the pounds scale will start moving more.

Monday, November 13, 2006

End of day one :(

So today did not go as well as could be expected. I had fish sticks and macaroni and cheese for dinner. At least I didn't have any soda. Mostly because there isn't any in the house. So shakes aren't my thing and after months of trying to make them work I am throwing in the towel. There has to be another way. Oh yeah I know eating healthy and working out that works, LOL! Okay so next plan is to come up with some healthy food options for grocery day on Wednesday. I have also found that I stress eat and want lots of junk food when I am having a bad day. Note to self.

First Day so far...

So doing fairly well so far. Had my shake for Breakfast, my snack and then my Shake for lunch. A little off on my times but at least I am eating them or rather drinking them. Feeling okay just a little tired from having two sick kids. Poor little things. Lets hope Dinner goes well for us.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Measurements are a much better way to track progress so along with my weight and pant size I took all my measurements and will retake them every other week so see how I am doing. I will post them here so that I can see my progress and how far I have come.

Bust 41.5 inches
Waist 41 inches
Hips 44 inches
Bicep L/R 12/11.5 inches
Thighs L/R 24/23.5 inches
Calf L/R 13 inches for both
Current weight 168 lbs

Picture Posted

So I had Chris take a before picture for me. I figure we will retake the picture every other week or so. That way I can see my progress and when I lose my motivation I can see how far I have come and keep going. Plus it reminds me where I don't like being.

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." Author unknown

Plan of Attack

I will be working out 5 days a week with my friend and great workout partner Jess. We work together and found that we are great motivators for keeping each other in the gym losing weight. We did this a year ago and I lost 15 lbs and two pant sizes in 8 weeks and was rapidly heading for that size 10 pant when we got pregnant again.
I am going to start my Herbalife again on Monday and use it as a quick way to eat my meals and be healthy. I am hoping it will help me with my program and help achieve more rapid weight loss. My sister who is a distributor swears by it. I usually have a hard time sticking to it but I think the convenience will be a major factor.
I think I might order the chocolate shake on Wednesday because that seems to be my favorite so far. We will see how it goes. I am very optimistic.

Goal rewards

When I get to my first goal of 150 lbs and a size 12 I will take myself and my family out to dinner and order desert without wondering about the calories.
When I reach my second goal I will have to go shopping because I won't have any pants that fit anymore.
When I reach my third goal I will treat myself to a major shopping spree and get a whole new wardrobe.
All of my clothes will get donated as I get out of them and into the next smaller size so they will not stay in my closet to depress me.
I can't wait!


Goals are important to achieve anything. I have goals and I like to stick with them.
I don't want to be the fat mom. I am heading for a new job in 7 months and I want to look and feel my best. I want to set a good example for my kids and feel good in my own skin.
I am more into how I feel than what my weight is. My goal weight is between 120 lbs and 130 lbs. I am currently 168 lbs. I just had a baby which accounts for some of the weight but I have been hovering at 150 lbs for the last 5 years and it is time to say goodbye to those extra love handles. I would like to be a size 6 or 8 in pants, I am currently a size 16.
I have to wear my husbands uniform pants to work because mine don't fit. Very sad to me.
My first goal is to get back down to 150 lbs and a size 12 by the new year. My second goal is to reach 130 lbs and a size 8 by April weigh ins which are usually in the first two weeks of the month. My third goal is to be at my ideal size by the time we travel to Seattle to buy our new home in the beginning of May. So I would like to drop one more pant size in the last month. This way I can show my family how great I look and I will have enough time to order new uniforms for our new job. As a recruiter I believe we need to set a great example of what the Coast Guard is looking for. We should be healthy and in shape and look good in our uniforms.

First Post

I am going to track my progress, and stick to my goals. I am going to use this blog as a sort of diary of how I am doing, what I am eating, my workout schedule and how it is going, etc. This way I can see where I am struggling and where I can improve. I can also track my weight loss progress although my main goal is to reach a size 8 pant. Wish me luck.