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Starting Weight Watchers

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

emoticon The bestie (TASHISNOQUITTER) and I started Weight Watchers tonight. I weighed in at 175.5 lb. That is the most I have weighed in my life! I didn't even weigh this much when I was pregnant...OMG!! Weight Watchers seems easy enough...I just need to stay dedicated and plan things ahead of time. I'm already in a pickle though because I have no food in the fridge. So tonight I need to figure out my meals for tomorrow and then actually go grocery shopping after work and stock my fridge with fruits and veggies!! I'm hoping that getting into this new eating habit will get me back into my routine of working out too. I gotta take this one day at a time. I WILL DO THIS!!!!

emoticon Anyway...planning for a wedding has become a nightmare for me!! I have been googling EVERYWHERE for a venue and its either wayyyy out of my price range, not up to my standards, or the future hubby has something to complain about it. I have almost gotten to the point where I say, "Eff it" and then just go have a small ceremony on my grandma's farm in PA (which was an idea at first anyway) or elope somewhere but come to find out those options are just as expensive. I have lots of little stuff figured out though. I have someone to make my cake, do hair and makeup, photographer, DJ, and a future family member works at a bridal shop and will give me a discount on my dress. My bridesmaids have already agreed to help me with the DIY stuff and my parents are paying for food. I think when I find a venue itll make planning a little easier (at least I friggin hope so). Wish me luck!!

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ASHIKIME 7/27/2012 9:37AM

    I hope you'll like weight watchers. I know several people who have done really well with them. Planning ahead is so hard at first, but during the week when you have all your food at hand it feels so good!

I hope you're able to find some place everyone can agree on! I cant even imagine the difficulty involved..

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SUNSET09 7/26/2012 11:43PM

  I love the idea of your grandma's farm as I've attended a wedding in the mother's living room and they did it up so nicely. We had the reception in the dinning rom which she saved a ton of money. I'm really excited for you and also have never weighted this much in my life so I'm feeling that as well. I've heard, when you do it right and stay committed, it really works! WW is the best plan as you don't have to buy particular food, can eat out and adjust it without giving up all of the foods you enjoy as it's a life style change. Congratulations on your wedding and keep up the good work! You're almost there! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EXCUSELESS 7/26/2012 8:16PM

    Good Luck with WW. Be sure to tell us how it goes.

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Shreddin' for the Weddin'

Friday, June 15, 2012

emoticon I was talking to my bestie and it made me realize that I have to step it up or I'll never get to my goal weight before my wedding. I have 16 months till October 2013 and I definitely need all that time to reach my goal weight and stay consistent with it. I know what I need to do in order to get there so I just need to find my will power and keep with it. One of my biggest problems is having a "cheat" meal and then continuing to eat like that at every meal for weeks and then it takes me forever to get things back together and what do you know... I have to start all over. I will eat the foods I like but I will eat them in moderation. I know that when I deprive myself of the foods I like and then have a little bit I just want more and dont stop. I will not sabotage myself when in comes to food. I just need to remember the 80/20 rule. I will not make excuses when it comes to working out. There's 24 hours in a day. I sure as hell can fit a 20 minute workout in. My main excuse is always feeling tired and I think this will change once I start being more active. Since my daughter is on summer break, I can do stuff with her and keep her active as well. I know I have to take this one day at a time and that is what I'm going to do.

Here are some engagement pictures we took last week on my grandma's farm in PA :]
I weigh about 168 lbs in these pics





















  
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DOCLOVER 7/19/2012 11:15AM

    Such pretty pics! How are you doing?

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CNWFIT 6/21/2012 12:02PM

    Ashley! Congrats on getting married! You have TONS of time before the wedding to get to your goal weight. I absolutely know you can get there! :) Great pictures by the way!

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ASHIKIME 6/18/2012 4:06PM

    Beautiful pictures! I am going to be doing the same thing... no more subterfood =P

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TASHISNOQUITTER 6/17/2012 10:46AM

    Spiderman!!! :p goofs haha jk love you guys! We are gonna do this bestie! We will be hot for your wedding!!!

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FITBECKSRN24 6/16/2012 7:01AM

    you can do it chicky!! i love the picture with the hearts =)

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MAGGIEX3UK 6/15/2012 6:43PM

    Beautiful pictures! You have such a beautiful family =)
My favorite of all has to be the one with your fiancée hanging upside down...so cute!!

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Time for May

Friday, May 11, 2012

Well, I've already made my workout calendar for the month of May and I've been slacking a bit. NO MORE SLACKING!! I should probably make it more visible in the house so I don't slack as much. I'm going to continue to go to Zumba as many times during the week as I can. Thursdays I play softball. I am so excited that I'm on a league! It's with my co-workers. We won our game last night :] I plan on starting Ripped in 30 at the beginning of next week. I know this helps me lose inches so I just need to suck it up and do it!! The scale isn't really moving down but I do feel like I'm losing and feel somewhat better about my look. Just gotta keep going :]

I had my military fitness test last week. I improved on everything except my waist...which I failed by 0.5". So, since I failed that, I failed all together. My enlistment is up in August so I'm getting out of the military. My superviors told me they would fight to keep me in but I told them that I have decided to not reenlist because I don't want to stress about it anymore and I need to focus on school since I failed my last class. We are about to go into an inspection so there was going to be a lot more extra training going on, plus continuing to stress about passing my fitness tests so I just had to say no to reenlisting. It sucks because I feel like I have been failing at everything but then I look at it as an accomplishment because how many people get to say they served in the military for 6 years. After I get my crap together I do hope to rejoin...maybe come in as an officer :]

Military Fitness Test

May 2012

Waist - 36 (Needed to suck it in 0.5" more)
1 1/2 mile run - 14:41 (This has been my best run since boot camp!!)
Push Ups- 26 (+4)
Sit Ups - 42 (+13)

Jan 2012

Waist - 35
1 1/2 mile Run - 15:28
Push ups - 22
Sit ups - 29


*COUNTDOWN*
Friend's Bachelorette Weekend - next week!!
1st Wedding - 4 weeks
2nd Wedding/St. John's - 7 weeks (need to fit into that cut out bathing suit I bought!!)
3rd Wedding - 21 weeks
My Wedding - 16 Months

  
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FITBECKSRN24 5/11/2012 12:39PM

    you can do it chickie! keep your head up you got a lot goin on right now!

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DOCLOVER 5/11/2012 12:18PM

    I think you're right on track and making huge gains in your health! Great time on your 1.5 mile run! Just keep on looking at the BIG picture - that's what matters and you totally get that.

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When it Rains...It Pours...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seems like everything is happening all at once right now...

I was supposed to be graduating from Nursing school this weekend and that will NOT be happening because I didn't pass my last class. I knew I was borderline but it totally sucked when it became reality. After I found out that I wasn't going to pass I called my family and told them the news. Some were traveling from out of state so I felt horrible because they had already bought their plane tickets and had the time off for it. I was a mess and was crying non-stop for a few hours. But I just keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason and of course right now I don't understand why but I'm okay with it. There's days where I'm really pissed off and disappointed at myself. My fiance, friends, and family have been nothing but supportive and caring throughout all this. My family is actually still coming out to visit :] So I had to reapply to Nursing school and then the committee board or whatever will discuss "my case" and decide if they will let me re-enter and retake my last class. I should be finding out this information at the end of June. My instructor said it shouldn't be a problem for me to start back up in the fall...so we shall see. I am proud of myself though because I actually haven't been shoving my face with food like I would have before when I had this much stress going on. So YAYYY me :]
My other big stresser....military fitness test...its in 11 days. I've been going to Zumba 2-3 times a week. I've been doing my push ups and sit ups but I haven't been running :/ I'm mostly worried about my waist measurement. People tell me that it looks like I've lost weight or that it looks like I'm shrinking but I don't notice it (and the scale isn't saying much either). Of course I'm my biggest enemy. I guess we'll see how things go when I take my test.

*COUNTDOWN*

Military Fitness Test - 11 days
Friend's Bachelorette Weekend - 3 weeks
1st Wedding - 6 weeks
2nd Wedding/St. John's - 9 weeks
3rd Wedding - 23 weeks
My Wedding - 17 Months

  
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SHUBNER4 5/22/2012 9:13PM

    You got this! Ps go u for not hinging;)

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DOCLOVER 4/27/2012 6:32PM

    I love that you do the countdown - I do that too in my blogs and it really helps me get focused! With a goal in mind I am so much stronger and more focused!

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TASHISNOQUITTER 4/25/2012 6:50PM

    You do look thinner bestie! Bye bye Blashie!!! :p you can do this! I'm so proud of you! You're a champ! Love you!

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DAZZEEDOO 4/25/2012 6:22PM

    Too bad about the class, sometimes we just need a 2nd time around to get it. For me it was math, I was a business major- but algebra really kicked my behind-for some reason all math after that was ok. All you can do is hope they let you retake the course and do your best.

Good Job on not letting the stress ruin all your hard work.
Good luck on your fitness test.

Many Blessings

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What Do Ya Know...April's Here!!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

emoticon HAPPY EASTER SPARKIES!!

emoticon April is here and the weather has been nothing but crazy here in Ohio. Things have been very stressful lately but I'm trying to stay positive and keep focused with it all. Easier said that done...

emoticon April Goals
1. Make a workout calendar
2. Cardio 3-4x week - Zumba, C25k
3. ST 2x week - push ups, sit ups, bodyrocktv
4. Start Ripped in 30 tomorrow
5. Fruits & Veggies!!
6. WATER!! WATER!! WATER!!
7. Food blog once a week

emoticon Countdown

GRADUATING NURSING SCHOOL - 3 weeks
Military Fitness Test - 4 weeks
1st Wedding - 9 weeks
2nd Wedding (St. John's, Virgin Islands) - 12 weeks
3rd Wedding - 26 weeks
*MY* Wedding - 1 year and 6 months

  


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