Saturday, September 20, 2014
Well, I haven't make a blog post since May! Shame on me!!
So I was not able to make the required number of visits to the gym due to the fact that its 30 minutes away and money was extremely tight! Basically I couldn't afford the gas to drive there and back like I wanted. But I did find Walk At Home.... I've been doing that a lot lately. Plus with all the walking I do at work I still am not able to meet 10,000 steps a day! UGH do you know how hard that is?! But with my weight loss, I'm currently down to 303.9, the girls at work want to start walking the airport during our breaks or when we have not last bank (which simply means we don't have a flight to work at 9 or 10 pm). My work clothes are extremely loose now. I've had to add two new holes to my work belt because its too loose! I don't want to have my clothes altered just yet because I'm not done yet! Maybe when I get back from Jamaica in November I will have them altered. Or just wait til next year!
I'm very proud of my self for managing to drop 23.7 lbs since April 29. And I've lost 29.1 pounds since January 2, 2014!!!! I'm sad that I will not reach my goal of being 265 before November 1, 2014 but I am making progress which is a great thing!
Having this trip planned to Jamaica has helped me stay on track. Even when I get off track and don't exercise I remind myself of my trip and I get back into it! I'm in no shape to run a marathon but I am able to walk and stand more than I used to. I can do my chores around the house without having to take a break because my back was killing me! Little things I've noticed are huge to me! My "skinny" jeans! I can wear them and I can sit, and stand. I just can't bend in them yet LOL ! But I'm getting there! I'll post pictures either before I go to Jamaica or after I get back... or both!
42 days and counting until my feet are in Jamaica sand!!!!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
So today was my third class with the Diabetes Self Management Class. And today was all about exercise! The one word my husband hates to hear! LOL I got my voucher for the fitness center at the hospital. So for the next two months, I have free access to the gym, pool and classes. After that I'm not sure what I am going to do. As much as I love the water, that's what I want, but not sure if we can afford a membership right now.
I weighed in this morning at 314.1 lbs! I've almost hit the 20 lbs lost mark!!! Seeing the numbers go down instead of up, makes me feel really good! I'm cooking foods that are a lot better for us. I even turned down a chocolate caramel candy bar at work last night. That was so HARD for me to do but I did, but I did not turn down the fruit that was offered to me!
With adding the "aquarobics" to my schedule for the next two months this should really help me drop some more weight or fat at least! Its worth a try! And after that if we can't afford to keep a gym membership, it will be back to the basics of walking more and doing exercise videos from here and the ones I have on DVD!
I have 5 months and 9 days til vacation which means I have 5 months and 9 days to get down to 265!!! I can do this!!! I know that I can!!!
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
On January 2, 2014, I weighed in at 333 lbs! I know that is nothing to be proud of. But the fact is that now on May 6, 2014 , I now weigh in at 318.1 lbs!!! That's 14.9 lbs!!!! That's the most I have lost in the past three years!!! I'm crying tears of joy over this!!!
Since my doctor put me on Metformin for pre-diabetes, it seems like I am dropping weight every single day! When you see the numbers on the scale go down it makes you feel good. I know we are not supposed to look at the number like that but when you weigh this much, you can't help it. I'm so proud of myself. And this is from no longer having a job where I sit on my butt! I am walking and standing. I'm not really working out or even really TRYING to lose the weight right now. In a couple of weeks I will begin the membership to the fitness center at the hospital and begin working out again at least 2 times a week if not more! I plan to drop quite a bit more before November. (We are going to Jamaica in November, so I want to look better than what I do right now :D)
I start the diabetes wellness class on Thursday morning! I am praying this helps my husband as well as me in the long run. His sugar last night after dinner and after walking around Big Lots was 454. That scares me. His numbers are always that high. His doctor wants him to have an insulin pump but he's being hard headed and refusing. I am still working on him!! He's back on all his medicines, but I am not doing so well with the meal planning considering I work from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. I'm not home to make dinner for him. So I have to start planning better and get it made during the day so its ready when he gets home! And so that he's eating healthy rather than skipping or eating what ever he can pick up. I know that's not good for him!
Well off I go to clean house and start working on tonight's "healthy" dinner! I just wanted to brag on myself about dropping 14.9 lbs!!!!
Friday, April 11, 2014
I've been working since January 21, 2014! I was hired as a Customer Service Agent at US Airways. I began training on January 21! We finished training on February 28 and I began working my schedule on March 5th. I love my job! I'm a gate agent at the airport! My classmates/coworkers and I have a blast doing our job. It is like any other job, well maybe a bit worse with aggravated and upset customers, but you have them no matter what job you do!
I got health, vision and dental insurance on the first day. So we have been taking full advantage of having health insurance again! Well the doctor says I am pre-diabetic. My A1C is 6.2 and 7 is diabetic. She has asked to put me on metformin once a day to help prevent full blown diabetes in the long run. She said that when you sugar is out of wack, its hard to lose weight b/c my body is holding onto all the sugar it can. She said the metformin will be like a turbo booster for my body. With that in mind I am hoping I will be able to shed some pounds again! I am walking a lot at work. I stand and walk a lot. But I know right now that's not a lot, but I'm working on adding more to my routine.
I am getting set up for a diabetes information class and nutrition class. (With this class I get a month membership to the hospital's Fitness Plus facility. The guy there told me the more I use it in the first month, I can earn an additional month of use! That means I will be there as much as I possibly can! Once I have exhausted that membership I will check into going back to the YMCA. I am thinking that a membership just for me will be all we need since I am the only one that uses it!
On another note, my perks and benefits with my new job are AMAZING!!!!! We get to fly free domestically. So now my youngest son flies to me every other weekend. My oldest son hasn't flown yet because of lack of gas money to get him to the airport. I flew on Tuesday up to Indiana to visit my sister and grandparents. I didn't tell them I was coming so when I got to the airport up there I called my sister and told her I was there!
And in November my husband and I are planning a trip to Jamaica for our anniversary. (Our anniversary is October 17th but we are going with a group of friends to Negril Jamaica in November.) I can not wait!!! We are applying for our passports on May 3. We are saving up everything we can right now for this trip!
Since we are planning this trip, I am determined to work hard and be a little smaller before then! I do not want to have to ask for a seat belt extension on the plane this time!
Now on to the new game plan!!!!
Friday, January 10, 2014
So today is day #5 of no sugar. It really isn't as hard as I thought it would be. But then again maybe that's b/c I have not been outside of the house! I'm on this hot green tea with lemon and honey kick! Its not bad. I'm thinking about trying the peach tea again, this time with honey and see if that makes a difference. Although at this moment I'm too hot to drink hot tea!
I did the Cardio Blast Walk It Out with warm up and cool down. I haven't worked out since last Saturday, so in a way I'm starting over! I just haven't had the energy or gumption to get up and do anything. This cold snap has really had me bundled up. And no wonder I've been a bit more cold than normal, my husband put the thermostat on 70!! Oh well, it saves on the electricity I guess.
I saw this video today a chic doing 100 days of working out. I thought that was pretty cool! So.... 100 days of videos? Hmm ? Do I think I can do all 100 days? Its worth a shot!
On another note, I've managed to stay within my calorie range this week! WOO HOO!!! Proud of me for that! And I've logged into SP for 7 days straight! Yep I'm on a roll! LOL
It's the little accomplishments along the way that make me happy!
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