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Gym Date

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yesterday my husband came to the gym with me. Last week I upgraded my membership at Gold's, so that each time I go I can bring a guest with me. My husband isn't that into fitness or health, but he has made changes since I started my own weight loss. He doesn't drink as much soda and is eating more fruit and things like yogurt. Occasionally I'd ask him if he wanted to walk or jog with me, and he would. So, when I asked him if he wanted to go with me after we dropped our daughter at preschool, I was happy he decided to come.

We started off by doing the weight machines. He's of course better at all the arm ones, and I have really strong legs. I ended up trying a few things I hadn't before, because I always felt a little intimidated thinking it might be too hard. He climbed the rope, which I did not want to attempt, but we did the captain's chair. It's basically this thing where your legs hang down and you're suspended on your elbows and you lift your knees up as much as you can to work your core. I was able to do 3 sets of 10! I was shocked, because I'd seen even some smallish ladies doing it and they seemed to struggle with it. We also did a bunch of step ups ( I am feeling that today in my calves!) and he wanted to try the wooden balance boards. At first I thought I couldn't do them because they looked so flimsy and my husband reminded me that I only weigh a few more pounds than him now. Sometimes I forget how much weight I've lost and there is still a slight panic that I can't fit in something or will break something. The balance board was hard, but I plan to do it more and get better at it.

After all the weights and stuff, which we did for about 35 minutes, we decided to do the elliptical. After a few minutes he was saying he only wanted to do 10, and I told him I always do 30 minutes at least of cardio, but that we could split it between machines. After a bit he said it started to feel easier, and we ended up doing 30 minutes and then a 5 minute cool down. I did mine on random level 12, and he was on fat burn, level 5. His heart rate was very high, like 170s (I told him he could slow down some) and I can never get mine that high unless I am running very fast! I think the highest mine got on the elliptical yesterday was 153 or something like that. I guess it's because I am used to doing it. I ended up burning over 400 calories, so that was good.

We came home and stretched, and later that afternoon he ended up taking a nap. Rookie! :) He did a lot for his first day there, so I hope he's not too sore today. While we were there, he really seemed to be enjoying it, and he even ate healthy snacks yesterday. It's nice to have someone to work out with and I think he'll be willing to come with me regularly. He isn't extremely out of shape and really only needs to lose about 15, maybe 20 pounds, but I think it'll be good for him.

It makes me really happy that we're all exercising together. The kids are always active, and I like that they are excited about running. They have both been asking me when we are going to do another race, so I am looking into that. :) It's so exciting. The most important thing we have is our health, and I am feeling so good about us all doing our best to take care of it. I know my son could run 3 miles and do a 5k, which is what he wants to do, but my daughter is ready to stop after a mile, so I might do a 5k with him, or a mile run with him at one of the races. We'll have to see. I have less than 2 weeks before the 10k, and I'm a little nervous, but also excited!

  
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DARKTHOR 3/24/2012 7:38AM

    Sounds fantastic. I think having the whole family take steps towards being healthy (with good food and exercise) is such a great thing.

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LUCKYPRESENCE 3/20/2012 5:53PM

    That is so great he went to the gym with you. Working out with a buddy can really be lots of fun. Congrats on the Captain's chair! That thing is a killer emoticon

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MOMTO6PLUS2 3/20/2012 11:28AM

    That's awesome!

Dontcha love it when the fam becomes more action-oriented rather than food-oriented-- more "what are we gonna do", rather than "what are we gonna eat". It's a wonderful change!

Spark on!

Laura

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BECKYB73 3/20/2012 11:15AM

    I absolutely love that Jeff went to the gym with you and I am so thrilled that your family is doing active, fun things like 5Ks together.

I wish we lived closer, so we could work out together!!! You would be a great motivator!

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BOB240 3/20/2012 10:19AM

    Great... just note.. there's no "better" in gym.. unless you're an athlete. The only meaningful competition is yourself.

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I can't thank you all enough.

Friday, March 16, 2012

I just want to let you all know that I appreciate your support so much. Every single comment to my blogs and pictures is read, and while I can't respond to every single one, just know that I am grateful you took the time to cheer me on. Your words are so kind, and reading them fills my heart and helps encourage me to stay strong.

We all need a support system when it comes to weight loss, and sparkpeople has been that for me. I truly believe that is why this time I have succeeded. There was always someone to say, emoticon when I was having a hard day. Reading so many positive outcomes on the other sparkpages also gave me hope. What I saw were real life everyday people changing their lives, and one day it just clicked that I could do it too, and that I wouldn't be alone.

If I can inspire even one person to change their life also, that makes me happy. There are times I find myself wanting to tell everyone how I've done this when they notice my weight loss, and make them realize they can do it as well. There is no better feeling than taking control of your health and well-being, because it makes all other parts of your life better.

So, emoticon from the bottom of my heart! I wish you all much success, health, and happiness in your own journeys. Have a great weekend!

  
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/16/2012 6:38PM

    You HAVE inspired someone... ME! You make me want to be a runner. Without friends like you to blaze the way, chickens like me wouldn't even attempt it. Thank YOU Elizabeth! Love ya girl, I'm so glad to be on this journey with you *HUGS*

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Next goal..177 pounds

Thursday, March 15, 2012

You might be wondering why I would choose such a random number for my next goal. It's not my ultimate goal weight, in fact, I am not even sure what I want that to be yet. I figured I'd play it by ear and see how I feel physically, what the Doctor thinks, and how I feel about how I look. A good weight to me seems like 140, but we shall see.

I think it's good to set small goals and reach them one by one. It gives you a sense of accomplishment, because this does not happen overnight. It's a long process, and you can get discouraged when you look at your ticker, and think, "Crap. I have 170 pounds to lose before I am at my goal." What I've learned is that each goal you reach brings you a sense of achievement, and it fuels you to keep going on to the next.

The other day my 199 goal was reached, so I thought, "Hmm. What should be my next goal on the ticker?" I pulled up a BMI calculator, and my current BMI is 33. In order to get under 30, which would put me in the overweight category instead of obese(sheesh, obese is such an ugly sounding word!) I would need to weigh 177, which would make my BMI 29. So, that is why it's my next goal to reach. As of today, my weight is 197, so that is 20 pounds to lose. I have no idea how long it will take me to get there, but I know I will not give up and work as hard as I can to do it. Before I lost any weight, my BMI was 55, in the super morbidly obese category.

I have to share a conversation I had with my 8 year old son this morning before he went to school.

I came in to the living room and asked him if he liked my new t-shirt. We're having a warm up here, so I am wearing shorts today (that are too big!) and he looked at me and said, "Wow, Mommy! You're exercising so good because look how skinny you are now!" Then he came up and hugged me and said, "I can reach all the way around you now and my hands touch, and I like that because I can hug you better."

That totally melted my heart. He can be so difficult to deal with sometimes because of his ADHD and just how hyper he gets, but he is truly a sweet and thoughtful child.

Today I feel ready to move on to this next phase of my journey. I am hopeful that by the end of this year, or at least by this time next year, that I'll be where I am meant to be and can work toward maintaining my new healthy lifestyle.

  
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MOMMA-MOOSE 3/16/2012 8:35PM

    Good goal - like the thought behind that. I have a similar goal, regular fat and not obese for me is like 203 lbs. I'm hoping to get there by summer.

Love the story about your son. My son is ADHD too. He's much older than your son, he's almost 21. He has always been a little difficult but super sweet at the same time. ADHD kids are so bright and sensitive, and often so misunderstood - at least that's what I experienced with my son.

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BWGIRL36 3/16/2012 8:33PM

    Congratulations on reaching your goals! I do 10% increments, you're right it makes you feel less overwhelmed with the total amount of weight that needs to be lost in order to be at a healthy weight. What a sweet little man, I know how you feel about the difficulties, my son is 12 with a mild case of ADHD.

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MANDALILAC711 3/16/2012 5:47PM

    Your little guy is too sweet! I am so very happy for you. Keep moving forward. You can do it! emoticon

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QUEENJEANINE11 3/16/2012 5:35PM

    Awww that was such a sweet moment with your little guy! I found too it is easier to focuses on smaller goals weight instead of big picture. It really does make you feel like you can accomplish a lot more! Your doing amazing :)

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RUNRAYRAYRUN 3/16/2012 3:45PM

    I'm pullin for ya to reach that 177 goal which I know you can! Awesome mother/son moment! My husband said the same thing to me "I can hug you even closer now!" emoticon emoticon

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BMCKEOW1 3/16/2012 2:20PM

    When I read what your son said tears sprung to my eyes. Keep up the great work. You are doing an amazing job and you should be so proud. When things seem hard just remember what your son said.

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CYNTSATIONAL 3/16/2012 11:34AM

    Wow - your blog made me cry happy tears for you and your son. You will reach your next goal! Awesome. Keep SPARKing and inspiring! emoticon emoticon

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BBORDEN86 3/16/2012 11:22AM

    I just bawled like a little baby at work reading what your son said. I can only imagine how happy that made you feel! : )

At the end of the day you know what kind of work, and dedication it takes to reach your goals. I think 177 is a fabulous goal. Good luck!!



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FULLOFFAITH 3/15/2012 11:44PM

    I have no doubt you will reach your goal.

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SCHOOLCOOK2 3/15/2012 11:34PM

    Congrats! It is a slow process but the results are fantastic. I lost to 140 before and was sick all the time, so trying to be smarter this time and will be happy to see 160 or in the 150s. Just have to see how the body feels when I get down further.

So great to hear things like that from your child. Keep up the good work.

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FITBY40-2015 3/15/2012 8:21PM

    Congratulation on your progress! and the little story you shared about your son was adorable he is definitely your motivation emoticon

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ANDRINE48 3/15/2012 8:21PM

    I am so happy for you! I am a little green too and not from shamrock shakes. I need to see onederland again too. Thanks for the inspiration. emoticon

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MAWDOT35 3/15/2012 5:50PM

    Go Elizabeth!!! You'll be there before you know it! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/15/2012 2:25PM

    I think our boys could be twins! Jake had ADD and he can barely stand still sometimes, lol! He said a very similar thing to me when I lot 100 pounds, and it completely melted my heart. Sometimes, looking at them is the ONLY thing that keeps me going. Well done Elizabeth! Here's to the net 20!

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JMARIES51 3/15/2012 1:22PM

    That is as good as it gets, having your child notice all your hard work.

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BRENDABUNNY 3/15/2012 12:57PM

    Congratulations on reaching onder-land I also agree with setting smaller goals and have changed my ticker to reflect that..I think I just get overwhelmed with the overall number and I so agree by setting small goals I can do this..Thank you for sharing that..And what an awesome lil guy you have emoticon

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DARKTHOR 3/15/2012 10:54AM

    "I can reach all the way around you now and my hands touch, and I like that because I can hug you better."

Sounds like that should be put on the wall and framed. That is the sort of thing this is all about. You continue to rock and I look forward to you reaching your next goal. Perseverance conquers all.

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TRACYDUKA 3/15/2012 10:46AM

    WHOOHOOO! Congrats FIRST on reaching Onederland! :D SECOND congrats on the hug! :D That's so awesome. :) You're so inspirational. :)

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DIETER27 3/15/2012 10:42AM

  Setting small goals at a time has gotten you to where you are today. You must look at how far you have come so far. You accomplished alot.


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NOTABOUTHEFACE 3/15/2012 10:39AM

    OMG, if that doesn't encourage you to keep on going with your journey, I don't know what will! What a sweet little nugget! Get as many of those hugs as you can before he starts wanting you to drop him off 2 blocks from school or is embarrassed by every move you make when he's a teen! LOL

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Under 200! Woo hoo!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Today I decided to weigh myself. I had the other day and was up a half a pound, which was discouraging, because other than eating out, there was no explanation for it. I've been very careful about tracking everything I eat, not missing workouts(I never do) and keeping a positive attitude because we all know that our weight can fluctuate a little even when we're doing our best.

This morning I just felt like I HAD to weigh myself. I normally count my weight for the week at the end of the week, but I wanted to peek today, I am glad I did, because this is what I saw!!



I could not believe it! I am finally under 200, barely, but I am!! My weight has not been under 200 pounds since I was 16 years old. That is 15 years! I am so happy right now. As I sat down to upload this photo, I started to shake, and cry, and smile and cry. It's been almost 2 years since I started changing my life and losing weight. It has been hard, and I've wanted to give up, many times, but I kept going.

There was a time when I believed I'd never be under 200 pounds again, heck, that I'd get under 300. When I look at pictures of myself from before, I feel sad. It saddens me that I was a person who didn't believe in herself. I used to read the stories on here, or other places, and think, "Wow, I'd love for that to be me." Now it is. Even though I am not to my goal weight, I am a success story. I have completely changed my lifestyle, and there is no going back.

If you're struggling, just know you CAN do it, too. Take it one day at a time and don't give up, and you will get there.

Have a great day! I know I will. emoticon

  
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BRADIA 6/17/2012 3:51PM

    I hadn't gone into SP for months and I am so glad your blog came to me as a first, because I also fail on my self esteem. Reading your progress make me want to continue strugling and trying harder to learn to eat healthy.

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CAPGIRL1 3/30/2012 10:43PM

    Good for you! I want to get below 200, too, but I still have 37 lbs. to get there ... It's so inspiring and motivating to hear from other SPers who have met the milestone. I'm very happy for you!

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EARTHTONED84 3/26/2012 3:32PM

    Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment!! emoticon

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DGFOWLER 3/21/2012 5:33AM

    I just hit the 200's and I am elated. I know your feeling about crying, shaking, smiling, laughing. Isn't it AWESOME??? Congrats to you, savior that feeling. Donna

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 3/21/2012 5:27AM

    Congrats! And I love your picture emoticon

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ROX525 3/21/2012 3:06AM

    Woohoo! Love the picture! Great, fantastic, wonderful!! Thank goodness you never gave up.

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70LBSTOGO2 3/19/2012 8:27AM

    I am 6.4 pounds away from this and i cant wait!! Congrats on your hard work and dedication!!!

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MARMEER 3/18/2012 6:00PM

    I'm so happy for you! Congrats!!!

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LUVMYCRAZYKIDS 3/17/2012 10:50PM

    WOO HOOO!!!!!

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SARASMILING 3/17/2012 6:11PM

    YAY!! Congratulations!!!!
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PHOTOMUM 3/17/2012 5:24PM

    Great job. That's my first goal, to get under 200. I have no doubt I'll make it.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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HECKYAH 3/17/2012 5:07PM

    Touching, you made me cry--Congratulations woman! You so deserve to be happy!

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LINDZZ3 3/17/2012 4:48PM

    Congrats! Keep up the great work, you are an insperation. emoticon

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LRA6805 3/17/2012 3:21PM

    You are an amazing influence! Thank you for sharing this!! Cannot wait until I can say the same. Keeping the same positive attitude ..l well trying to :)

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BCBARBOUR 3/17/2012 1:00PM

    So happy for you. You were a success right from the beginning because you decided back then you would be here! I agree it being difficult. I am 47 and it hurts just to walk and go on the treadmill or bicycle. I do what I can and hope I will be in wonderland in 3 months! I was looking for inspiration today and decided to come on Spark again (it.s been a long time maybe even a year). Thank you for giving me inspiration!

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MHEFFNER 3/17/2012 12:52PM

    Congratulations!! How exciting! Very inspiring.... Thank you!!

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EBIELOU 3/17/2012 12:26PM

    congrats and welcome to wonderland!

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LINDLELEE 3/17/2012 10:51AM

    Congratulations!!! What an inspiration you are. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes for continued success! emoticon

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LARKSONGRUTH 3/16/2012 10:59PM

    Happy Day for you. I'm so glad. Congratulations, and thank you for the inspiring post.

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BEAKIEBEAN 3/16/2012 10:11PM

  That's awesome-what a wonderful milestone! emoticon

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BRULAAAA 3/16/2012 8:30PM

    congratulations. That is a great achievement! Sounds like you have been working very very hard! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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COOLRAY45 3/16/2012 5:28PM

  -Hey way to go, keep up the good work. emoticon

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RSTOCKSDALE 3/16/2012 3:58PM

  emoticon Congratulations!!!

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HERE2HELP 3/16/2012 3:37PM

    emoticon You are amazing! Thank you for being an encouragement to me. I feel inspired by your story and touched by your passion for never giving up.

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MOMOMAR 3/16/2012 3:23PM

    Congratulations! What a milestone, perhaps emotional even more so than physical... Thanks for sharing this very personal moment with the rest of us, we're feeling the pride along with you!

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SKINNYMINNIE25 3/16/2012 2:52PM

    You did the best with what you had at the time. congratulations. Your hard work has payed off.

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BUCK3158 3/16/2012 2:49PM

  Congratulations! It's always encouraging to hear from someone who is going thru the same journey that you are beginning. What an inspiration you are to others who are going where you have been. Keep up the great job! Look forward to hearing when you reach your next milestone.

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SPEEDY143 3/16/2012 2:32PM

    emoticonhappy tears for YOU emoticonlove that number and look at those sexy ankles emoticon emoticon

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MIMOTOGO 3/16/2012 2:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonThat is sooooo cool! Thank you for sharing.

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MANDALILAC711 3/16/2012 1:45PM

    Congrats! So very happy for you!!! emoticon

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CHIRORENGO 3/16/2012 1:17PM

    congrats

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MAGIE40 3/16/2012 12:33PM

  what a great feeling. keep it up girl. emoticon

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FOREVERFITCHICK 3/16/2012 12:14PM

    I am so happy for you! This post brings a HUGE smile to my face! Keep up the awesome work, I appreciate you sharing your journey!

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PAM_COOPER 3/16/2012 11:44AM

    So happy for you!!!!! I just reached my 200 milestone a few weeks ago and was SO excited too! I'm going for 50 more and then I'll see from there. Keep on keeping on!!! You're doing good!

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CYNTSATIONAL 3/16/2012 11:32AM

    Congratulations! You have inspired me to stay on track and continue my journey. I know this is an awesome feeling. Its been 16 years for you and its been almost 31 years for me. I know its coming tho. Again, thanks for the encouragement and inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HHB4181 3/16/2012 11:28AM

    Congrats! What an accomplishment! You should feel so proud of yourself!!
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BBORDEN86 3/16/2012 11:18AM

    I'm so happy for you!!! I need to maintain my focus of 199! So proud of you my lady. Cry those happy tears, you deserve every last one of them. : )

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LADYBUGFAERIE 3/16/2012 11:15AM

    Congratulations! I know exactly how you feel!!! I'm STILL excited to be in One-derland, and it's been like 3 1/2 months now!

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JACQUE90 3/16/2012 11:06AM

    Awesome! Congrats & keep up the good work!


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MPINDER24 3/16/2012 10:49AM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!

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HEART4HOME 3/16/2012 10:31AM

    Congrats on all of your hard work and dedication. You rock!

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NYS_EMT 3/16/2012 9:25AM

    Congratulations!!!! You rock!

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FLAGHEAT 3/16/2012 9:24AM

    Thank you for your post! You made me tear up because I am fighting a plateau right now and trying to re-motivate myself. GREAT JOB!!!!!!

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FEEFEEFIONA 3/16/2012 8:53AM

    Go girl! emoticon

Keep up the excellent work!

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-CHERYL 3/16/2012 8:51AM

    I was so happy to get under that 200 pound mark as well!

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SHES2FAT4ME1 3/16/2012 1:45AM

    Glad I found your page, what a tremendous job you have done! Am working hard to get under 200 myself, I did not have as much to lose but want to get down to 150. New to SP, love reading about so many successes, wishing you the best as you continue on! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm Still Here

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hey everyone! I've gotten some concerned messages and e-mails from people, and I am writing this blog to say that I am here! I have not left, or given up or anything like that. The last few weeks were just extremely busy, so I didn't get on the computer much at all. I don't have a smartphone, so if I am not at home by the computer, I am not online.

So, here is what has been going on with me.

The middle of December was busy with Christmas preparation. My son's last day of school was the 16th, and we were to leave the next day for Disney World (the best time ever, and I plan on writing a detailed blog of our trip). I had to get everything done (presents bought and wrapped) before we left because we would be back late the 23rd. The 24th we had plans to go to my inlaws and then come home and I was going to cook for my family. The whole time we were at Disney, I only went online once. My husband brought his laptop, but we were just going going going all day long and then it died when we were there anyway.

While on vacation, my son picked up some kind of stomach virus. He was sick for a day and then my daughter caught it right before we came home. They threw up a few times and felt better after a day. I caught it, and so did my hubby, and I was sick all Christmas night into the next morning. I literally threw up every 15 mins for about 8 hours. Then I had diarrhea really bad. For days I felt horrible and couldn't eat much, and I got a little dehydrated.

So, for a few weeks my workouts were not as frequent. I was sick the week before we went on vacation and didn't do a whole lot. While we were at Disney, I did get up once to run and I met with a friend and we had a short walk. Plus, we were literally walking around the parks for 8-12 hours a day.

I was majorly off with my eating while there, and before xmas. While there I couldn't track and they give you so much food on the dining plan we had! I often could not even finish it, and a lot of the time got salads. I did have some rich dinners, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I almost had a heart attack when I weighed myself xmas eve and saw that in a little over a week I was almost 10 lbs heavier! Well, I don't know if it was just water weight or what, but I am down 6 lbs since we came home, which makes me think that it was the sodium and stuff in that food. I drank mostly water while there and had cereal and fruit for breakfast, some salads, but I had my share of desserts.

My weight loss has not been much lately, and that does suck, but there have been so many parties and things going on, and really I am happy that my weight is up only a couple pounds from where it was before Thanksgiving. Considering my whole schedule was messed up and I was eating out so much, it could have been worse. I know the old me would have seen I'd gained weight and just pigged out and not cared. Since I felt better I've made sure to work out and track my food, we stocked up on healthy snacks and I know I'll get down in weight over the next month or so. T

The weird thing is that before xmas, my weight was hovering within the same couple pounds for a month. I couldn't figure it out, but when I went clothes shopping I realized I'd lost another pant size and could fit into a 16. I just bought 18s in October, so that made me happy!

I could feel down about not progressing to more pounds lost, but I am going to look at the positive and see how far I have come. It's not a race to get to a certain weight, but a plan to change my life, which I have. I felt so good about being able to take time to rest when I felt bad and know that I would get right back into my groove once I felt better. I have not let sickness or vacation completely derail me as I have in the past.

In March I plan on doing a 10k. In November when I did the 8k, I really enjoyed that experience. My goal is to run at least a couple times a week. I haven't much over the last month, but I went out today and did 3.1 miles in 37 mins, so I felt great about that. It's so cold today too, not getting out of the 30s and feels like 24 with the wind chill.

I hope you all have a happy and healthy new year. Thanks for all your holiday and new year wishes. I hope you all had a great holiday season, and that this will be the year you accomplish all you have set out to do!

  
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SCOUTMOM715 1/4/2012 6:18AM

    emoticon on size 16's!! Here's to an emoticon 2012!!!

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JANIEWWJD 1/4/2012 12:02AM

    Glad to hear from you and I hope you will have a great New Year. emoticon emoticon

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MAWDOT35 1/3/2012 7:24PM

    Well, I'm glad to hear from you, too! I was beginning to think you had fallen off the edge of the earth;-) Nice that you had a wonderful trip!!! Sorry about the bad old bug!!!! Maybe 2012 will be the year that we reach our goals! Yay for you on the size 16 pants!!! emoticon
Happy New Year!
Dorothy

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/3/2012 6:22PM

    So glad your back! Fitting into 16's is a great way to start the new year. I hope everyone is feeling better. Onward girl to 2012!

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BONOLICIOUS2 1/3/2012 3:27PM

    I'm glad you are back and over that awful stomach bug! I was so excited to see a post from you! Woo hoo!

Can't wait to hear all about DISNEY!

Happy New Year!!!!!

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BECKYB73 1/3/2012 2:48PM

    I'm so glad you're back, I've missed you bunches!!!

I love your positive outlook and your commitment to get back to business.

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KITTY_M 1/3/2012 2:46PM

  I was just wondering where you were! I love Disney world and it sounds like you had a great time except for the illness. Congrats on hitting size 16!

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ROCKINMOM77 1/3/2012 2:24PM

    Sounds like you over-all had a pretty great vacation! Glad you are back and back on track and feeling good! Congrats on the size 16's!! Happy New Year and best wishes on reaching your goals!

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BBORDEN86 1/3/2012 1:46PM

    Glad to see you are alive and well, and not sick anymore. My mom has that bug, and thankfully she opted not to spend the day with me yesterday. I didn't want to catch any bugs! Lol. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family even with the sickness floating around. Congrats on the 16's!!! : ) Oh and Happy New Year!!!

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