Saturday, June 09, 2012
This is my inspirational blog post about the events of today. I can't wait.
Sunday, June 03, 2012
I have a Blogspot Blog.... and I have a new entry.
Check it out! I have before pictures on the website and current pictures as well!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Since writing my last blog, and seeing the power that my words can have. I have felt and been doing better. My weight hasn't budged BUT, I am at the gym giving it my all and working out. I am surpassing my calories to burn target regularly and I am tracking what I eat and making better choices. I am very excited that good things are on the horizon for me, they just have to be.
I have been aiming for a 300 calorie burn in 30 minutes or a 500 calorie burn in an hour or so. I have been tracking this with my HRM and it is so motivating and I have to admitt, excersicing is becoming addicting. (That is a BIG Step for me!) The other day I was having my own little dance party on the ellipitical machine, just letting the myself melt into the music and have a good time.
I am getting Zumba 2 for the Wii and I am excited. It should be a good workout for when I can't get a workout in. I am also, under my own power, going to check out a live Zumba class on Wednesdays while James and Johnathon are at soccer practice. I am really excited and hopeful. I have heard great things about Zumba and it looks hard, but not undoable. I am very sure I will look like I have 2 left feet but if I am having a good time, then I think it is worth it.
I'll check back in after my class, next week. I am hopeful for some better numbers. My weigh in results for the week are:
I want this, I need this and I will achieve this!
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Weight Loss does not come easy for me. It is a fight, everyday, all day, all week, and all year! I can mantain a weight for long periods of time, but it is not a healthy weight and if I even step foot off that path, I gain weight.
To top it off, I am an emotional eater. I use food as a comfort. I like my carbs (candy, pasta, rice) and I love to eat. The hardest thing about that is that emotional eating and comfort eating DO NOT help you lose weight.
I am not coming here to whine or complain. I just have a lot that I need to write to get myself into a good place mentally for the week. I have a lot on my plate. I have a 5 year old son that needs me. I rarely see my husband, because between Nursing School and working at the hospital, a nightly run in with him is all I get. I teach. I teach children whose parents could care less about them, and they are only in 1st grade. These stresses take a toll on the soul and really eat at my mental and physical wellbeing.
I also have pseudotumor celebri and I have been told that I have 6 months to make a difference in my weight or I may have to undergo eye surgery to relieve the pressure on my eyes. This is actually one of my worst fears. And this has been weighing heavily on my mind.
So I wanted to start today and blog about my goals. I wanted to make my goals known, so that I can be held accountable for them and do the best that I can to achieve my goals by December 1st, 2012. So here is my weight goals.
My Weight Goals:
170: A new outfit (maybe even a dress)
160: A ME Day!
150: A date with my DH
That is a whole new ME!
I am not aiming to be super skinny. I am aiming to be a healthy woman. I have a goal of being 145 pounds by December 1st. Is it going to be easy? No, I don't expect that it will be. I just want to feel better about myself and avoid the surgery. I want to have energy to play with my son at the park and bike ride with him.
I made these goals with the mindset that I will achieve them. They are tangable and obtainable. They can be real if I work hard enough for them. I have support. I have support from the ladies from iVillage, and my mother, father and husband, James. I have the tools, a bike, a computer and a gym membership. It comes down to choices and it comes down to holding myself accountable for my choices.
I want to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. That day is coming and it is coming soon. Here's to a Blessed Life that is Mine and let me see what I can do with it.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
It has been a while since I posted a blog.
The past 6 months have been a whirlwind of change. They say change is good, but it actually is very rough on the soul. We sold our home, moved, I started a new job, had an anxiety attack, quit a job, started another new job and life is FINALLY settling down. PHEW!!!!!
SO..... that is the past. So lets focus on the here and now. I have started Weight Watchers. I joined with my mother and father. My husband, James is in a Biggest Loser Competition for work. So NOW is the best time to get myself together and really focus on losing some weight. In 2011, I lost a total of 15 pounds, which is a grand accomplishment for me. I am hoping to carry that momentum into the New Year and lose the remaining 45 pounds that need to come off.
James and I also decided that with him finishing nursing school, that we are going to start trying for a second child. Our son, Johnathon, just turned 5 in December, and I really don't want another year to go by without him having a sibling. So hopefully luck is with us.
As of this morning.... my "unofficial" weight was 187.8, which is 4 lbs less than my starting weight for WW at 191.8. My ticker is going to show my weight as it is tracked by WW, so I should be updating it once a week.
Life is GOOD and it is a BLESSED Life!!!!
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