Saturday, June 20, 2015

Internet Access

Guess who has regular internet access again?! Yup! You're truly. That means regular blogging. I haven't posted in over a year... and really haven't don't much dieting in over a year. I'm fat as can be but have had tons of changes in my life and I'm pretty happy right now. Now it's time to get my weight back in check!

I look forward to posting happy, healthy, positive post... and hope you come and visit me often.

Is anyone still out there?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day 2 - Mushrooms

When I'm eating bad I stick with the same stuff... JUNK FOOD. I don't go too far from that, well lately it's been junk food and eating out.

Staying on program for me requires some home food preparing and remembering the healthy foods I like - like Mushrooms. I love those little fungus'! I've been making them in omelettes all week... 

1 egg
3 egg whites
all made together then topped with Reduced fat free cheddar cheese... 5 points! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Day 1 - RESET Button pushed

Where to restart - it's always hard. So I started from the beginning... stepping away from Weight Watchers Online and rejoined the meetings. It felt good to be back... 

How are you all doing?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Update... Wish It Was A Downdate

After a long battle with my gym they finally let me cancel my personal training contract and not charge me $200 for services I didn't use and don't want. I'm so disappointed in them, after being given the run around it required me to go into the corporate office and have a hissy fit for them to get off their butts and do as they promised whicg is refund me for any unused sessions.

So I currently don't have a trainer but don't feel I need one at this point and when I do get to that point I have my coworker who is an ex-trainer and body building competit - she can help me get a program together.

I'm starting from ground zero. Butterball Status! I'm armed with Weight Watchers Online, my gym membership and this blog. I can do this! I have the tools I just need to focus on consistancy and stay motivated. I'm going to need your help.

So if anyone is out there let me know comment below and we can support each other!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Saturdays are FITNESS DAY

Just when I needed him most... I'm struggling BIG TIME with motivation... I get a text from my personal training informing me we won't be meeting tomorrow or ever again due to hi transferring clubs closer to his home... right across the street to be exact... :o/  

He gave me the name of the guy he was going to pawn me off too... but I don't know. I'm super picky about trainers and aside from my trainer there is only one other trainer I really would consider training with but according to my former trainer he has a busy schedule.

My new trainer Sal called me. He sounds super young, I have an idea of who he is... and I don't think I'm interested in training with him. Being that I've worked in the fitness industry before, have friend's who are trainers, and am a life long dieter/weight loser... I don't want a green trainer. I need someone who has been there and done that. Someone who can teach me more than one or two things. I need to get my money's worth!

I'm meeting with him tomorrow and then have a chance to decide whether I want to continue personal training or move on to something else.

I had an AWESOME trainer, but he wasn't too motivational. I think I trained with him so long because he was more of a therapist for me... once a week get together, workout and spill my guts about everything.

A friend of mine who is a personal trainer a few months back gave me her certification manual. I told her about the switch, she told me I pretty much know what I need to do to get to goal... when I'm ready to fine tune she'll help me. Cancel my personal training, use that money on other things and read the manual she gave me.

Suddenly, thinking about what I can do with an extra $100 a month got me motivated to lose weight again! I could buy Roller Skates to exercise... I can do 5K workshops, I can buy better workout shoes... I can afford to buy myself weight loss incentives... and I can try Weight Watcher meetings again if I'd like.

My options are limitless with that extra $100 a month. I'm so excited and motivated now I don't really feel like meeting with Sal tomorrow... I feel like going in and right away cancel my service and get my money back for the 4 sessions I have left.

But I set my appointment... so I'll follow through... but Monday I'm calling guest services and finding out how I can cancel my service and get my money refunded.

Saturdays I'm declaring Fitness Day! It's the day I officially weigh in, regroup, set my new goals... and update here.

I'm on this journey all alone... but for some reason I feel motivated! I'm excited! Being FIT here I come!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Partial Week Over

The partial week into the new year is over. I weighed in yesterday and had a gain... :o/ a little disappointing but however I did eat late at night and weighed in early.

Officially the first full week has started yesterday...

My Plan

I think every week I want to challenge myself with something different to create new habits. This first week the challenge is to stay with in points... eat my daily points and my extra exercise earned points and only use the 49 points for a special occasion.

I'm trying my best to stay positive. Because when you feel good and feel positive it's easier to get things done. But I feel horribly fat and feel impatient to get it all off.

But feeling impatient is only going to make me slip up... so I need to stay calm, sip on water and get moving!

How are you doing?

THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE: Stay with in Points.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Years Resolutions

Along with the rest of America and possibly the rest of the world too... one of my New Year's Resolutions for 2014 is to lose weight and get fit.

I've been an on and off dieter since I was in high school. I've tried numerous diets, pills... you name it I've tried it.

January 2, 2000 I joined Weight Watchers for the first time ever. A few weeks before I had found one of their member handouts in the bathroom at my job, read it... the information seemed clean and clear. I called them and found out it was only $9.99 a week to join (during that time there was no Weight Watcher's online just meetings).

Of all the diets and pills I've tried Weight Watchers has been by far the best. I know 14 years have passed but I'm still not at goal. I don't feel the program has failed me, I have failed the program in the past... lack of planning, lack of motivation... I've got a million excuses why I'm still not at goal.

In the last 14 years I've tried other diets always somehow ended back up at Weight Watchers... a lot of the times I've tried to combine the two or three... :o/

So, long story short... I'm going back to the basics... Weight Watcher's STRAIGHT UP! Eat my daily points, use activity points for desserts and the extra 49 for special events and occasions. Boom there you go!

I got on the scale today, even thought my weigh in days are on Saturdays... how can I not weigh in and restart my count the 1st of the year!

I've got about Kindergartener to lose... it's going to be a while, but patience with myself and planning will get me there...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Current Update

This week I lost 2.3lbs this past week. I did my weigh-in on Friday morning because that's the closest to Saturday morning I'd be able to. The weekend was a bust. Too much to drink, too much to eat, but I did lots of walking a kickball playing so it wasn't a TOTAL bust, however coming back I didn't get a change to prep for the week... so Monday and today we're struggles that I don't think I did my best.

As soon as I finish this post, it's too the kitchen to prep my food and update my calendar. It's also a broke week so I've got to make due with what I have until Friday when I get paid. I'm limited fruit, but do have veggies and chicken in the freezer and feta cheese... I'll make it work!

It also started raining tonight, hopefully it won't be raining tomorrow evening cuz it's back to the gym for me for the rest of the week... rain or shine!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Last Day

I'm on the last day of my 1 week Challenge and my first week back on stricter op. I think today'll be a piece of cake!

My only challenge will be dinner on the go. I weigh-in tomorrow morning. I have my scale packed.

My new week starts tomorrow. I have my workout clothes packed, my feta cheese, water bottle. It's gonna be a weekend on the go, I should of packed my protein powder but I ran out of time.

It's okay. I'll figure it out. I'm determined to say op next week. I might have to dip into my extra 49 points next week... but I'm going to aim not too. Tomorrow there's going to be a kickball game including everyone. There should be calories burned there, I'm going prepared for a morning run and there might be a nice walk to the park.

Activity Points Weekend Goals:
-Today: 5
-Saturday: 10
-Sunday: 10

Today's goal is to stay within points, earn my activity points (which should be no problem), and drink my water early... lately at 11-something at night I've been chugging water.

Here's to a great day and OP weekend!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Day 5 of OP One Week Challenge

I apologize for the lack of updates this week... It's been a bit crazy. I'm still trying to workout a routine that's do-able without isolating myself from the world. I am at the end of Day 5 OP and Day 4 of the Squat Challenge.
I did 80 squats today and tomorrow they get up'd to 100.
Between food prepping, the gym and work I feel like I don't have time to even talk on the phone... but on the positive side I can feel my mood and energy changing. Despite everything this week I wake up happy and once out of bed I feel energized.
I think high carbs and extra sugar were draining me of energy and feeling good.
Before starting the Squat Challenge I took a picture
( see below)...
By the end of the challenge, I hope to see a pumped and lefted booty....