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Monday, December 14, 2009

Well in one of my last blogs I wrote how I would like to complete a couch to 5k program and start running. Im sorry to say I will accomplish this goal eventually but not right now. Ok, Im gonna be honest here, I went out running that one day and have not since. I really do want to start running but getting out of the house right now to do it honestly is quite unrealistic for me right now. I have a 4 year old and a 11 month old and getting out to do what I want is just out of the question right now.

... its just not in the cards for me right now. :-( I know some would say, well if you really wanted to do it you would find a way.... right now though just finding time to do a workout video is a challenge but I find the time and its more realistic because I can do it while the kids are still in bed sleeping.... I cant leave the house with them here by themselfs so what am I to do.

oh well.... Im still doing great in all the other aspects of my fitness and I am even starting to do some more advanced videos, compared with what I was doing before. I have not been on my eliptical because I moved it out to the deck to make room for the christmas tree but once the new year comes and I take down the tree I am moving it back in the house. It was good that I switched it up for a while anyway, I was only doing elliptical there for about 6 months.

Im really trying my best to avoid holiday pitfalls and stay focused on reaching my 70 pounds lost goal by new years. I feel really focused right now and am telling myself that all the holiday treats are saved for christmas and christmas eve (in modaration). I have been exercising every day but saturday and have been working out with my sister, which really helps me stay on track because I know im helping her. I really would like her to finally be able to lose weight too so thats motivation for me, Just like when I started I had motivation to keep andrew on track too. That payed off for me in the end because now I have a hot husband ... whoo hoo!

Christmas is just around the corner, I hope to stay on track and shrink into the new year :-) I hope everyone else can accomplish the same!



TTYL

Jessica emoticon

  
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PATTYCAKE49 12/14/2009 10:16PM

    Hang in there......you can do it!

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FADEDONE 12/14/2009 1:02PM

    Sounds like you've got the plan + the motivation - cheering for you for the success part! :) I love seeing how much you've already lost + how psyched you are to lose still. I'm hoping i'm as motivated as the numbers drop more. I feel like i'll be the person who wants to settle for less, "Hey, i'm below X lbs at least i'm better than I was i'm gonna take a break.." and then epic fail. So yes, it's really great to see you still so motivated. I'm going to steal some i think haha.

goodluck!

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what a big difference 3 pounds makes

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


214 pounds

211 pounds


Its really crazy that there is a visable difference with only 3 pounds lost. I have been doing alot of strength exercises the last month though.

  
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ANGELBELIEVER 12/9/2009 2:18PM

    Looking good. Yes, strength training is what does it. I work our at Curves 5 or 6 times a week. Losing inches has really helped.

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MALEXANDER4 12/8/2009 10:30PM

    the stength is the key. exercise i have come to learn is the biggie. we can cut back on food all day long but it is the exercise that will get us where we need to be. congrats on the loss.

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A day for me and finding a nice surprise

Sunday, December 06, 2009

I desided to go out today and try on dresses. I dident plan on buying one because I dont have the money but I wanted to pick out what I thought looked good and see how good I looked in them. You see all these shows on tv where they take the girl out who has lost all her weight and have her try on 30 outfits and show her how beautiful she has become... thats what I wanted.

I went to burlington coat factory and picked out like 10 size 18 and 20 dresses... I knew the 20s would fit and hoped the 18 would.

None of them fit... waaaay too big! ok thats weird.... I geuss dress sizes are alot different than jean sizes. anywhoo... wow a size 16 I havent seen that size since middle school... even though I know jean sizes and dress sizes must be different now.. it was still exciting.

16 too big!

wow I tryed on like 10 size 14 dresses and they fit perfectly. I looked so good and I was so happy at the size 14 tag that I wanted to cry. I have never been in a size 14.... well at least not after elementary school. It was a nice feeling to shop in the normal side of the store and find stuff that fit.

I picked up a size 22-24 dress and I fit that this time last year.... Wow it was big compared to what Im in now. Im so happy.

I think I will go back next week after hubby gets paid and talk him into buying me one of thouse dresses.

:-) I feel very accomplished right now ...... I never knew dress sizes where so off from jean sizes though.

  
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KRZYKAT3 12/7/2009 11:53AM

    WOOHOO! Congrats on the dress. I think the dress cut makes a difference as well when sizing.

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BESTSUSIEYET 12/6/2009 11:55PM

    emoticon Way to go! That's a wonderful feeling of accomplishment! I hope you get to buy your favorite next week! Keep up your hard work and enjoy!!

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Day 1 - C25K - a proud moment :-)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I woke up this morning at 7:00 and to my surprise the kids were not up yet and it was not raining outside (yesterday we were having flood warnings because it was raining so much). So I thought no better time to start and desided to put my shoes on and head outside.

We live on a really busy road with no sidewalks... the only good place to run is the street behind us... which isent very long but I figured I could run up and down it, each way is prob about a quarter mile. Ill make it work.

The plan for today was to warm up for 5 minutes, then run for 60 seconds and walk for 90 seconds for 20 minutes... then a cool down for 5 minutes.

It was challenging and I had to push myself after a few sets of running and jogging, but I dident die and my ankles dident give out either. I would have fallen on my face 60 pounds ago because my ankles would not hold up for even a short jog. I think the thing that really pushed me thru the running parts was thinking about how great it would be to think back on this in a few months and know how hard it was but how easy it has become. I cant wait for that day.

Durring the end it was really hard and I was hot and sweating more than I thought I would because its quite cold ouside, my lungs hurt and I was tired, but I looked at the ground and saw the shaddow of me running against the morning light and it made me happy and proud and want to continue. It made me feel strong.

Im proud of me

Jessica

  
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MAMASALLYSOCKS 12/3/2009 1:09PM

    MooHoo! That great!!

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SPARKIN_REESIE 12/3/2009 10:23AM

    Way to go!!

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MR_UNDER_300 12/3/2009 10:20AM

    Great Job! Start slow and build on it. That has been working for me too.

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Me + C25k

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I have been playing around with the idea of starting a running program for a few days now and after watching the biggest loser last night and watching them run that marathon I was really inspired ... I have played around with running for a few minutes at a time while walking outside and I really feel like I can do it now.

I think working twards running a 5k would be a great way to keep myself motivated to lose the last 60 pounds and really feel accomplished. Running is something you dont really think you will ever be able to do when your close to 300 pounds with bad knees and ankles, its hard enough to walk up steps when your that big.... proving to myself that I can do it would make me feel really great and give me some sort of symbolic marker of leaving that girl I once was behind me. :-)

The next 5k in this area is June 4th 2010, I was going to do it last year but backed out because I dident have the money. If I start training now and saving up then I should be in a good place to sign up. its only 25 dollars but thats alot for our family.
As soon as the weather clears up outside Im going to start... Im going to get up in the morning before the kids get up and get out and get to it... I can't wait!

  
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MAMASALLYSOCKS 12/2/2009 7:51PM

    Sounds like a great goal!!

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BUSHFIEM 12/2/2009 3:39PM

    I am doing C25k too, i love it. i too never thought in a million years that i could actually be a runner!!

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RHCOOKSON 12/2/2009 3:25PM

    You can do it! I went from never running, to successfully completing the C25K program, to being able to run 6+ miles at a time (when I'm really ambitious). Just stick with it and you will succeed!

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