Saturday, March 26, 2011

What if it's really not that hard?

So here's the thing, I have been doing this thing now for about 9 weeks now and I haven't had too many struggles really.  To be perfectly  honest, so far it hasn't been that hard.  My sister Nancy who is at her goal weight at WW told me that for her it wasn't hard.  This has got me thinking, what if it's not?  What if you just need to put one foot in front of the other and do the program (I'm doing Weight Watchers) and get results?  I think that the bottom line is that if you're ready and you want it bad enough (and I do) it can be easy to lose weight.  So many people that have succeeded in this say the same thing, it's a simple formula.  Eat less and move more.  I present to you my jar with the pretty glass stones.  13 of them now :-)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weigh in and some challenges

On Friday I weighed in at WW and I lost 2 more lbs!  So that's a total of 11.4 lbs down.  I'm very happy with that it feels good.  My jeans are starting to feel loose too.  I'm not quite down a size but getting close.  I dug through my closet and found a pair of 16's (I'm in an 18 now) and they fit me but not real comfortable yet.  I have had some challenges food wise this weekend and I'm happy to say I faced them all head on and I won!!  Last night it was supper at my parents and there was Hash brown casserole on the menu which I didn't eat and then ice cream cake for dessert!  My Mom wanted me to cut the cake (because for some reason I usually do it) and I told her "no, since I'm not having any I don't want to be tempted".  It actually didn't bother me too much.  In some ways it felt good to feel the power over the food.  Today 2 of my nieces and I went to the Justin Bieber movie (very good, I recommend it!).  I took my own snacks in my big purse!  I popped a bag of 100 calorie popcorn and a chocolate Fiber One bar and brought along a bottle of water.  I munched along with the girls and didn't feel deprived at all.  Saved some $$ too!  Go me!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Weigh in and I'm still here!

I am really finding it hard to find the time to update my blog now that I'm back to work!  Busy, busy these days.  I weighed in last Friday and once again it was a small loss but still a loss just the same.  I'm happy about the fact that so far I have had a loss every week since I started!  Down 0.8 lbs for a total of 9.4.  I am taking this thing day by day, minute by minute, and yes bite by bite.  Still very focused and finding it really not very hard at all.  I have had some temptations but I have really tried to substitute healthy or low calorie/point options for the foods I'm craving.  And it's working!  My first mini goal is 5% of my weight.  That would be 11 lbs.  Can't wait for that.  Also with any luck  hard work I am hoping for another 5 lb star this week.  I'm all about mini goals.  And there's nothing like stickers for Kindergarten kids and Weight Watchers.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Yes that's right folks I finally went to the gym tonight after work!  I have been really putting it off because I just don't know if this ankle is healed enough.  I rode the bike for 30 minutes, then I did some upper body on the weight machines.  Here's the best part, my ankle feels great!  I'm not ready for the treadmill, and I even think the elliptical wouldn't be good but at least it's a start and it's CARDIO!  I am excited!  Other news, my darling husband has lost 20 lbs!!  I have hardly seen him in the past 2 weeks (he's been away and I was away and he's away now!) but I'm very happy for him.  We are both on our way to getting healthy and it feels good. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Weigh in and the Holy Grail

Weekly weigh in was good.  I am down 1.6 lbs.  I am happy with that!  I weighed in at my Sister's WW meeting.  It is a very big group (we didn't stay for the meeting) but it looked very welcoming and I wouldn't hesitate to go there if my "at work" meeting closes in the future.  I will go there for sure the week she is awarded her lifetime membership.  Such an awesome accomplishment.  My sister, and two of my cousins and I traveled 4 hours on Friday to a cute Bed and Breakfast to get together and do some Scrapbooking.  We had so much fun!  The B&B was so nice, and the woman that runs it was so friendly!  I'll link you to her blog That Country Place  The only problem was that she was an awesome cook and the meals were to die for!  Problem being that there wasn't choices when it came to meal time so I had to do my best.  I just hope I don't gain this week.  I am sticking like glue to the program now, so it was really only 1 day that I didn't do great.  I should be fine (she says hopefully).  On to the Holy Grail.  I talked with my sister a lot about reaching her goal.  I wanted to hear how it feels to be there.  It's like she is at the place in her life that I have always dreamed about.  According to her, it's as awesome as I think it will be.  I am reading a book that was on a fellow blogger's recommended reading list.  It is called "Half Assed:  A Weight Loss Memoir by Jeannette Fulda.  It is a great book about a woman that lost almost 200 lbs.  This book is the first one I bought on my new Kindle e-reader!!  I'm  loving it so far.  I actually think I'll go read right now!