I hit 149.0 today - yay! But it was on Jess' scale - which tends to have more favorable reads than my own. I'm gearing myself to not be discouraged by seeing something higher on my own scale tomorrow morning - a likely scenario. Not only is i... Read more
So I asked my question on the fitness boards and a guy who's a personal trainer told me that I've probably only gained 2-3 pounds of muscle in a year (although in a later message he said it could possibly be more - up to 8ish). So, I figure, I ... Read more
TWENTY DAYS TIL JAMAICA!!!
Yup, one day less than three weeks to go! Today I weighed 151.0. I am actually doing that obsessive thing where I calculate how much I lost since yesterday (0.4 lb) and multiply that by the number of days left (20) and then subtracting the pro... Read more
I LOVE SKIING!!! I skied about 4 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday, and only fell twice. I also stuck 100 percent perfectly to my food plan with the one exception of actually NOT EATING one item on Saturday. That 1,800 calorie idea ende... Read more
Shoot for the Stars
The advice you always hear is to set realistic goals that you know you can achieve so you won't be disappointed by being unable to reach a tough goal. But recently, I read something totally different (can't remember where) that totally resonate... Read more
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, right? I am going to set a very specific, healthy, and reasonable plan and vow to stick to it NO MATTER WHAT.
This weekend I am going skiing in New Hampshire. I expect to be getting in a lot of exerc... Read more
I wish I had time to write a long blog entry full of my deep thoughts. But I have been so crazy busy!! The great news is that I am totally sticking to my plan, in terms of eating and gym-going. Now gotta work on fitting in more sleep!!!!!! I k... Read more
I'm Gonna Do This!!!
I stuck with it today. And I am more fired up than ever to really give it my 110 percent and look GREAT in Jamaica. There's no looking back now, baby!! :)
PS - Thank you so much for the encouragement, you guys!! I loooove seeing "New Comm... Read more
The Real Deal Has Begun!
OK. I just decided upon 1,400 calories per day as my game plan, of course along with EXERCISE, water, sleep, and all the rest. I just planned tomorrow's food - wow 1,400 calories is NOT a lot of food! :( But I WILL BE TRUE TO MY WORD. I WILL e... Read more
So on Saturday when we got home from the gym we both had text messages from my friend Allie telling us that we needed to contact her ASAP. She starts off with, "I love how you like being spontaneous..." Anyway, we ended up at Foxwoods Saturday ... Read more
Get Serious, Susan
I'm not fooling myself. Eating the way I have been since Monday night is not good for me. Cut it out. NOW.... Read more
I've Been Off Track :(
So to quickly catch up on happenings since my last entry...
Monday morning I weighed 152.0. I'd gained about 2 pounds for no reason, considering I stuck to my plan all weekend. School was canceled on Monday because of a snowstorm. I kept ey... Read more
Five Weeks, One Day to Go til Jamaica
I weigh 150.2 today. Well I weighed 150.8 at 7 a.m. and 150.2 at 11 a.m. so I'll go with the lower of the two. :) Jess said, "This will be your big week," and I said, "Oh, you mean because I'll find out if I'm hypothyroid and if I have a blood... Read more
Holy Successful Sparkers!!
Just peeked at the sparkpages of some of the people who've been featured in Woman's World and People magazine. It is amazing how successful they've been! In the real world (outside of SP) people are getting fatter and when they do lose weight ... Read more
First Day Off the Pill
Today was the first day I didn't take the pill in several years. (7 or 8, I think!) I just did some reading on the web about side effects of going off the pill and wasn't happy with what I read - cramps, bloating, dizziness, panic attacks, and ... Read more