How I manage to track my calories in my head!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      5 comments

I stick to the same two meal plans for the first half of my day! Sound boring? Maybe, but habits keep you on track, so that is what I do!! Since I know that I always have 750-820 calories only the first half of the day, it makes it easy to sche... Read more
Sometimes we can be hard on ourselves...
Saturday, October 17, 2009      5 comments

I'm sure I'm not the only one. I took yesterday as a rest day when really it should have been a run day - at the least. However, if I cardio Sat/Sun, I'll still have my 5x cardio for the week, but I'll be one day short at the gym (3x vs 4x). Fo... Read more
My SparkAmerica Fitness Minutes GOAL!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009      4 comments

Okay, I was a slacker earlier this year. I now have to do 25.8 minutes of fitness EVERY DAY (that's 77 days) until the end of the year to reach my goal. How is your yearly goal coming along? I TAKE THAT CHALLENGE!! PS- Octob... Read more
A habit that put on weight!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      12 comments

I used to have this habit that I paid for, not only by putting on weight, but every month when they sent me a bill for $100. It was my cable tv and DVR bill!! I used to watch SO MUCH TV!! Don't you know that I would record no less than twelve ... Read more
Advice: How to stay on task with workouts!
Sunday, October 11, 2009      9 comments

This is how I manage to stay on task with my workouts - most weeks! a) Set a reasonable goal. For example, cardio 3-4 x per week and strength training 2 x per week. We'll add some sit-ups and push-ups in this as well (since that's what I do... Read more
I was voted a SparkPeople Motivator?!?!?!
Monday, October 05, 2009      13 comments

First off, I am honored to have such a distinction. Mostly it is because I frequent the Spark pages of other motivational members. Their before and after photos are absolutely amazing to me. For anyone that has been motivated by my success ... Read more
For those that can't afford a personal trainer...we watch the fit girls :)
Thursday, October 01, 2009      12 comments

So, I had my eye on this VERY muscular (but not grossly so) young lady in the gym. She had her friend with her (who was NOT muscular & was at least 30 lbs overweight)...and muscular girl was showing the friend what to do. I wanted the assisted ... Read more
Make your resolution NOW!! OCTOBER IS COMING!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      5 comments

Hello everyone! Today is September 29th and there is exactly one day separating today from the new month of October! Guess what happens then? November, then December and before you know it 2009 has passed us up! I am asking that you t... Read more
Push-up Success!!
Monday, September 28, 2009      12 comments

Make note: this is one of those blogs I quote in six months to say, "This is how far I've come." I've been struggling with the military style push-up. In my normal vocab, that's the "men's push-up." I couldn't do a single one. Well, I ... Read more
I love it when people say - did you lose some weight?
Thursday, September 24, 2009      16 comments

Um...yes...72 lbs thanks :) It's almost like they are afraid to OFFEND me by saying I look thinner!! Some guys (I work for the police department remember) say lovely things like, "There's not going to be anything to hang on to!" Yes, I weight 19... Read more
From MORBIDLY OBESE to "just" OVERWEIGHT!!!! Yay!!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009      20 comments

I am happy to report - I am "just" overweight!!!! Let's recap!!! 2006 - 5'8" 268+ lbs - BMI 40.7 - MORBIDLY OBESE Blog - May 8, 2008 - 241 lbs - OBESE II Category - "Today I checked my BMI and it is 36.6 (at 241lbs). That is in the "... Read more
EIGHT MILE JOG!! Wow! Who would have guessed...???
Monday, September 07, 2009      4 comments

Had a rough day at work...then came home and took a 45 minute nap. I was feeling really down, so I took a little jog. Decided immediately that I was going to do it nice and slow, no huffing and puffing.... EIGHT MILES LATER (and 98 minutes... Read more
My body is a ONEDERLAND!!!
Sunday, September 06, 2009      12 comments

So, I weighed this morning and I am CERTAIN, I am BELOW 200 lbs!! Yesterday I weighed in at 199.4 and today it was 198.6!!!!! AMAZING!! I am so excited because at 197..guess what? I won't be Obese anymore, "just" Overweight!!!!! Wooo whooo... Read more
Under 200? NO NOT YET!! ARRRRG!!!
Friday, September 04, 2009      2 comments

No, I'm not a pirate!! I have NEVER had a pound come off more slowly than the pound from 201 to 200!!! I weighed 200.4 the other 200.2 ... TWO TENTHS OF A POUND. My body is playing with me. HAHAHAHAHA!!! I am going to ma... Read more
10 lb Challenge ~ August (FINAL RESULTS)
Monday, August 31, 2009      5 comments

Wow! What a month - I did things right most of the time but didn't QUITE have the effect that I wanted, but that's okay - because improvement has been noted! Begin: End: Weight 202.8 200.4 ... Read more

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