Wednesday, May 28, 2008

First of all:

Julie: I am so proud of you! Three pounds down, and a great attitude to help you keep on going! Keep it up....and don't let Ande talk you into anything... *grin*


My sister in law sent me this today, thinking it would be appropriate for our blog. I'm inclined to agree with her!

Take heart ladies!

We've been doing it all wrong for years!!

This should yield much more pleasant results!

The CORRECT way to weigh yourself:

Lost another 3 pounds

Well, I ended up cancelling my trial subscription to Self Help Works. It ended up being a little too "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me" (remember Al Franken's character on Saturday Night Live??) for me.

I have been drinking oolong tea (it's quite good!) which is supposed to help one lose weight. I don't know if it actually does, or if it's giving me a placebo effect, but I have lost about 3 more pounds.


Still having a bit of a hard time with Ande wanting to eat junky snacks around me, the worst of which is Starbucks - because I LOVE my White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream...

Stay away from the Starbucks...Stay away from the Starbucks....(my new mantra!! LOL)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Well, girls......

I have made it.

I have lost the 12+ (actually 13!) pounds that I wanted to lose. And today, I wanted to offer a little encouragement:


Taking the weight off was really tough. It was tougher that I thought it was going to be actually, because the weight didn't come off nearly as fast as I thought it would, but I am so glad that I stuck with it for 13 weeks. I met most of my personal goals, including being in a cute new swimsuit in time for swimsuit season; being back in all of my pre-children shorts and dresses (that one feels the best, I think!); and toning my arms and legs and tummy area.

It was really, really hard. But I am soooooo very glad I stuck with it.

And, the best part: once I got to my goal weight, I could actually breathe again. And what I mean by that is, I am able for the first time in a long time to eat pretty normally. Now that I am not actually trying to lose weight but only to maintain where I am at, I am still exercising, and I am able to eat quite a bit more than I was before and haven't gained anything back! It is great. I am able to enjoy pizza and some sweets (definitely my ice cream! But, Edy's 1/2 the fat, of course. :-) What am I, crazy?)

It is worth it. The hard work will pay off. Be consistent. Stick with it. You will love yourself for it, I promise!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Alright, that's IT!

Okay, so I have NOT been motivated at ALL to eat better or exercise. Not one bit. Needless to say, it hasn't boded well for my weight. As a matter of fact, at one point this week I weighed myself and was 8 lbs MORE than when I originally said I wanted to lose weight. CRAP! Are you KIDDING me??? I know it's my own fault, but geez!!

Now I am motivated. The last couple of days, I have been writing down everything I eat and have been drinking more water. I also got on a site called Self Help Works and have a trial membership in their weight loss program. It's got ideas for what types of foods to eat at each meal, and there is an audio program that goes along with it. I'm not due to start the audio part until Sunday, so I'll let you know what I think of it.

My motivation has helped, as I am now only about 4 lbs over what I weighed when I originally started. Now if I can just get myself to exercise. I did tell Ande last night that we need to get my treadmill out of the basement and maybe put it (and the TV, which is currently sitting in the garage) in our bedroom so I can watch a movie or something while I walk on it. I also tried out elliptical machines last night at a couple of stores while Ande looked for some new basketball shoes. After trying a few of them, I was like that lady in the movie Napoleon Dynamite - "I WANT THAT" Guess Ande's gonna have to work some OT so he can buy me one!! LOL

So anyway, I just wanted to "confess" to you all that I haven't been diligent in my attempt to lose weight, and I want you ladies to hold me accountable!!

P.S. Read my blog post about what Puckey said to me last night by clicking here.