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midweek weigh in - I hope this is not an indication of the rest of the month :-(

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

well I normaly weigh myself mid-week just to check my progress but dont record it online or anything... its just a check in point so if Im doing bad I can try and get myself back on track and if Im doing good then it pushes me a little harder thru the rest of the week.

Anyway, I expected good numbers today because I have done really well this week. My eating has been almost 100% and I have exercised every morning with my sister andrea. We have been doing strength every other day and then cardio on the days we dont do strength.

I was up this morning by a pound or so. grrr! I geuss I have to chalk it up to muscle gain or whatever because I have been lifting weights and stuff. I really want to be down though so even though I know I might have lost fat and gained muscle Im still slightly disapointed. I really really want to reach this goal I have set for myself by the end of the year and if this trend continues then I wont make it. :-( I geuss I have to deal with that though.

Im giving up alot of things I normaly do over the holiday to reach this goal. Im not eating what I would normaly eat.... a christmas cookie has not passed my lips this holiday season... I have not had one single drop of egg nog..... ::crying inside:: I should be rewarded but my body is being a bitch! grrr.

I suppose its a good thing no matter which way you turn it... even if I dont meet my goal, I havent gained, I havent slipped backwards and that in its self is a christmas miracle isent it? I geuss I should be happy with that.

blah.. I want lost pounds!

Jessica

- hard to look at the bright side sometimes emoticon

  
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LOSINGJESS 12/16/2009 11:54AM

    thanks :-) ... I will hang in there. Its just hard sometimes not to get that "Ive been doing this and I want results now!" bug up your ass. lol.

I plan to have egg nog on christmas eve and we are having a big dinner for our family so Im gonna be eating then too... I am gonna try to hold back and not splurg too much though. :-)

If I dont reach 70 pounds lost this year I know it wont be the end of the world and I will reach it within another month. Its all cool. :-)

thanks again for the support

Jess

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FADEDONE 12/16/2009 11:19AM

    Awww, I definately have been there & it sucks. Don't give up though because it's usually right on the brink of success (when failure seems most possible) when we give up and DO fail. I know you're hardcore motivated but in this holiday season that's hard to keep. But you can totally do it. :) and, honestly, i'd say reward yourself at SOME time with bit of eggnog or a cookie. but only a bit...that's true self-control. Meantime, don't give up! :) *hug* hoping you see epic lb drops in the near future

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update

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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