Monday, March 30, 2009

I didn't lose any weight last week but with everything going on I also didn't GAIN any weight and that's the big importance.
I went shopping this weekend and got all geared up for my C25K program. I bought my red ipod shuffle, some Asics and some workout clothes.
Here's the actually stuff I bought.

And not only is the ipod gonna help myself lose weight it's also a red product so just from buying it I've help 83 mothers get the AIDs shot they need to keep their unborn babies from getting it.

I'm really super pumped about starting the C25K. I'm TERRIFIED but excited. I'm walking to the library at lunch and then tonight on my break I'll do the first C25K session. Yay!!!
I'm going out to my parents house this weekend to clean out my old room. I'm hoping I can lose at least 3 lbs. before I go out there.
My dad used to be SUPER huge when I was a kid. Well he started exercising and eating better and became a vegetarian and lost a TON of weight. At one point he was down to 188 lbs. But that was in boot camp. While in the Army he was fine until he hurt his neck and he couldn't really exercise anymore. He started gaining weight and eventually got back up to his weight of about 350 where he is now.
He went to the doctor a few weeks ago and his sugar was high. He decided to drop all of the pasta and carbs that he's been eating for ages and started eating fish and chicken again. He's walking everyday after work and I'm really proud of him. He wants to start running again also. Hopefully by the end of the year he'll be running again and we can run a 5K together.
Anyways. We're having Easter at our house and me and E are gonna make a full WW Core dinner so it'll be healthy for the whole family and my dad can actually enjoy it too. We're making a turkey breast instead of a ham because this is the first time my dad will eat meat at a dinner in ages and we want it to be healthy.

Friday, March 27, 2009

It has not been a good week. I’ve been eating better for the last month after my HORRID weekend in Feb. of gallbladder pains. Everything was fine until this passed Monday. I did something stupid and ate McDonald’s AND Taco Bell within hours of each other. I stayed up ALLLLL night with pain. I thought it would be fine after that because I was strict again in what I ate. Nope. The whole week up until last night, I was up with pain.
I’ve been so exhausted all week. Tuesday I was like a freaking zombie wandering around at school so bad my teacher sent me home.
Yesterday I was still so sore from a week long of night pains that I barely ate anything. The last thing I had to eat yesterday was a South Beach Living breakfast bar at 6:30 p.m. Last night was also the first time in a week I didn’t wake up crying in pain. I usually eat my biggest meal at dinner. I don’t eat a heavy breakfast because I get naseuos and I never have time for a big lunch. But I need to change that. From now on my bulk of calories will come during the day and for dinner on most days I’ll drop a bar like I did last night and when I’m home I’ll have small portions and NOT heavy on the red meat or dairy. (Two things I saw can inflame the gallbladder.)
I don’t know how I did this week with my weight. I didn’t really go over my calories except on Monday but my exercise has been WAAAAAAY lax. I went to the gym on Wed. and I’m going today but other than that I haven’t done squat. Hopefully I didn’t gain anything. I guess we’ll see after lunch.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm exhausted today. I've barely gotten any sleep since we got broken into. Sunday we found out that ANOTHER neighbor was broken into on Friday. They lost their TV, laptop AND a damned pistol. So now the P.O.S.s that keep coming into OUR neighborhood and ripping us off are armed. It really doesn't freaking end does it? My father lives out in the middle of nowhere and people are getting broken into out there. Which worries me. My S-I-L and nephew are home all day out there in the woods by themselves. My family needs to make sure their gate is LOCKED UP TIGHT on the land.
I don't know where I am weight wise. I didn't really workout this weekend except to clean the house from top to bottom. Well I did the bottom floor and E did the second. But I sure broke out in a sweat. My eating was kinda lax but nothing INSANE. Yesterday I did eat at Taco Bell for dinner but that was actually within my 1200 but then on the way home E wanted a double cheeseburger and some fries from McDonald's and I got some for myself also. And I regretted it. I was up ALLLLLLL night with bad stomach/indegestion/ gallbladder pains. I swear I'm gonna be good the rest of the week. I've got 3 days I'm going to be able to work out in before my Friday weigh in for the 20/20 challenge. I HOPE I lost atleast 1 lb. or atleast no weight gain.
I'm supposed to go out to my parents house this weekend and clean out my old room. I might hold off for a weekend though. Try and get my body back in the flow of work, exercise, eating right and school. I haven't been able to get back on COMPLETE track since last week. I can do this. I know I can.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I walked to the Y did my class and walked back within my lunch hour. I am so freaking happy. :D
I weighed myself today and I'm 228. Up a pound from the last time I actually weighed myself a few weeks ago but after the hectic few weeks I've had ESPECIALLY this one I'm VERY proud of myself. :D

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I was robbed.

Yesterday while we were at work some piece of shit broke into our house and stole our 37" tv and E's Apple macbook. They freaking came through the front door IN BROAD DAYLIGHT and no one saw anything. A neighbor a couple of unit blocks over got her place broken into also but they apparently didn't find anything to their liking to take.
We got the insurance stuff all straightened out and both of us are fine, as are the cats but I have NEVER felt so violated in my life.
Thank god our house is still under it's home warranty. They came out last night and put a temp. fix on the door and just finished up permanently fixing it. We're getting new BIGGER locks and a security system today.
After all the hoopla last night we went to Chili's and I downed two Mango margaritas and had a huge burger and fries. I'm pretty sure I'll be fine though. I mean after all the crap I went through I'm not even kicking myself.
I'm exhausted today. I didn't go to work because we've spent all day calling various banks to get flags put on our accounts. Calling all the credit companies to get security freezes. I'm sick to my stomach worrying I'm gonna miss something and info from that computer's gonna come back and bite me on the ass credit wise. I hate feeling like this and I wouldn't wish this on ANYONE.

Monday, March 16, 2009

One last thing.

I wanted to put up a before photo when I was 280 and a photo of me now at 230. It's crazy how BIG of a change 50 lbs. makes.

20/20 Challenge

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!!!!!!

Step 1:
Make a plan and set your goal!
My plan: To lose 20 lbs. in 20 weeks
My goal: To lose the weight and be a full time runner.

Step 2:
Choose our rewards!

My 10 lb. reward: 2 dvd's of my choice that I've been eyeballing forever.
My 20 lb. reward: A massage package from the place where E has hers.
My FINAL after the challenge goal reward from when I go from obese to overweight, which is 180 I'm buying a dang WII. Everyone else in the world has one and I totally have to have one.

Step 3:
Plan my weight loss attack!

I go to school on M, T, Th. and there's a Y right around the other side of the building. I'm gonna go there on my breaks and get started on the C25K running program.
M and Th. on my lunch break I'll be walking THIS bridge either to the library or the BoA Tower, which is .8 or 1 mile depending where I'm going:

Wednesday and Friday I had my Y Super Stations class. I'll walk the bridge over to the BoA Tower and then do the class.
Wed. & Friday night are free for me to do homework and relax at the start of the weekend.
Saturday I think will be my "day off". Maybe I'll hit up a swim class or Zumba with E but nothing crazy.
Sunday I'll walk 2 miles at the house then Shred with Jillian.

As for my eating:
My BMR is 1814. That's 12,698 calories a week.
To lose 1 lb. a week I have to consume, 9,198. That's 1314 a day or however I mix it up to keep it at 9,198 a week. The eating is actually ALOT better since I started classes because I have to have my stuff with me because I don't have time to run out and get food. So I'm actually doing pretty good. I usually have a South Beach breakfast bar in the morning on the way to work because I can't eat too much that early or I tend to get sick. Lunch I have some type of sammich. Today was PB&J and some celery and carrots and hummus and a nectarine. Dinner is some spaghetti-os and a del monte fruit cup.

I'm really glad I joined this challenge. I feel SUPER MOTIVATED!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Just a quick late night update.
I'm starting a challenge to really kick my weight loss into gear. I'm gonna kick butt!! Thanks Ash!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Me and E went to see our niece for her 1st birthday this passed weekend. I'm not even gonna lie and act like I was good food or exercise wise but I enjoyed myself IMMENSELY and even though I've had a few days since getting back on Monday that were rough mentally I'm alright. I got home and the scale said I'd gained the whole 9 lbs. I lost back in 4 days. Now I KNOW that's not possibly. I mean I ate some bad but awesome food but I wasn't eating like crazy. We flew so I know some of it, most of it is probably water weight and such from the trip. I'm going to check again on Wednesday.
We're at our new building at work and I decided to try and walk to the library. It was one of my favorite things to do during my lunch hour at our old building. It was only .5 now it's a mile each way but I threw on my walking shoes and went at it. I got there and back AND looked around the library and checked out books in only 40 minutes. THAT was freaking amazing for me. I also noticed that if I book it real good I can get over the bridge and to the Y in 10 minutes. That means I can start taking my circuit class again! YAYYYY! :D
I also found out that literally right around the other side of the building where I'm taking my stenography classes is a Y. So when I have my 1-1/2 hr. break during classes I can run over there and jump on the treadmill for 1/2 hr.
MAN! I honestly forgot how much I loved working out when I actually do it. It helps my depression so much and makes me feel so good.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


For the passed 3 weeks since I've been taking this AMAZING circuit class at the Y during my lunch hour. It's honestly the first time since I started putting weight on 1-1/2 year ago that I've actually stuck to. So for the last 3 weeks I'd walk to the gym do class then walk back to the office.
Monday we move to a new office. One that's NOT in walking distance of the Y. It is in walking distance but I'd spend the whole time walking instead of doing my class. So today was my last day. I was super sad. Until I got on the scale. *Yeah I know most people NEVER say that.* I started out 3 weeks ago at 236, my highest since I lost 90 lbs. back in 2006. Today after 3 weeks of walking, going to classes, Jillian making me want to cry with her Shred and FINALLY paying attention to my food, REAL attention for the first time, even more than when I lost the weight before. I'm down to 227. :D :D :D :D I've lost 9 lbs. in 3 weeks. I'm so freaking proud of myself.
I started court reporting school on Monday. It's gonna be hard and I KNOW there's gonna be days I'm gonna wanna give up. I'm going to be working fulltime then go to school at night. But I love it. I love it so much.
Since I can't go to the gym anymore during my lunch hour I'm gonna use that time to walk and then on the days I don't have school I'll come home and do the Shred.
I'm so dang happy with myself even this little Smart Ones lunch tastes AMAZING. :D