Friday, July 29, 2011

Weigh in and other stuff

I weighed in at Weight Watchers today and low and behold I'm down another pound!  I feel pretty good about that since my exercise was almost non-existent this week.  So that is a total of 36.2 lbs for me.  I got some sad news this week, my Weight Watcher buddy Jen is moving to Calgary.  Last week was our last meeting together. I will really miss her, it's been so much fun having her as a WW buddy.  It's been great getting to know her better in these past 7 months (we both work at the Veterinary College but in different departments) but I wish her all the best for her new adventure at the University of Calgary.

My husband and I were at Costco tonight (buying peaches of course because I am addicted to them) and I just can't get over the fact that I can actually go into Costco and look at the clothes there.  Because they fit me now! I was trying on coats in size large!  I bought a jacket last weekend there in a size XL but it's a slim fitting jacket.  Trying on clothes is really enjoyable now.  I love it.  It's so cool to see how far I have come by how clothes are fitting me.  I have to get someone to get a picture of me in the top I am wearing tonight.  It's a zebra print sleeveless top that used to be my sister's.  It's so cute!

Feeling better but my arm / armpit is still sore.  I am aiming to go to the Body Vive class tomorrow morning.  To all my Canadian friends, Happy Long weekend to you all!  (Saskatchewan day for those living here:-)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quick update!

I'm still here!  I weighed in last Friday and lost 0.2 of a pound.  Not great but I am really proud of the fact that after 7 months I have still not had a gain.  Of course I wish this weight would come off faster but I have to try to be patient with my body.  Speaking of my body.....I developed a skin infection and finally went to the Dr. today. I kept on thinking it would go away but it has affected my lymph node in my armpit and I'm really feeling like crap.  So a small area of skin above my right breast is all that is infected but it is my arm and armpit on that side that are so sore!  I waited 2 hours at the minor emergency clinic today (couldn't get into my Dr. tried today and yesterday), then about 45 minutes after work for my prescription to be filled.  The Dr. thinks it's either a bug bite that became infected or Impetigo.  Yikes.  Anyway, I'm glad I finally went because I am in agony now and hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon!  Needless to say I have not been to the gym in a few days.  Hopefully I will feel like going back again soon.  I miss yoga!!  My last thought, only 7 more working days until holidays!  I can't wait because it's been so busy.  Yahoo for summer holidays!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm doing this thing!

I weighed in yesterday and it was another success!  Down 1.4 lbs for a total of 35 lbs!  I'm very happy with that.      I have pretty much lost 5 lbs per month consistently.  I think that's a nice slow and steady loss.  I had a great week fitness wise too.  I took 2 Body Flow classes (yoga, tai chi, and pilates combo) worked out another 3 times on my own.  This morning I took a Body Vive class.  It was amazing!  A low impact class that incorporates resistant bands and a small ball.  I had a big sweat going!  Yay me!  My only wish is that they had that class more often.  It's only Saturday mornings and Tuesday mornings.  Oh well, I guess I will just have to try a few more classes that fit my schedule and go from there.  Have a great day bloggers :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

Well, I survived my first official class at the gym!!  I chose one called "Body Flow".  It is a combination of Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga.  I was sweating my butt off!  Of course I couldn't do all of it perfectly but at least it's a start.  I am very proud of myself.  I think the funniest thing is that the male instructor (there was 2, a woman and a man) looked EXACTLY like Will Ferrell!!  I laugh just looking at him.  So here's this guy, being a slightly feminine version of Will Ferrell leading yoga.  I was trying really hard to concentrate and be serious but sometimes I just had to smile.  His name was actually Seth and he was very nice and patient.  Raining here today but that's OK, I have lots to do inside and my husband and I are going shopping for some new Yoga pants for me because mine are too BIG!!  I love life.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Weigh in

Yesterday was weigh in day!  I was down 1.2 lbs.  Not a super loss for 2 weeks but I'll take it!  So that's a total of 33.6 lbs so far.  Our little Weight Watchers at work group doesn't have enough people to go through the summer.  So that just means we will take 8 weeks off and start up again on September 9th.  I will still keep going though, my friend Jen from work and I are going to go to a meeting downtown on Fridays.  I wonder how much I can lose in 8 weeks?  I'm going to aim for 10 lbs.  That's a little more than a pound a week.  Doable I think!  I was at the gym today and had a great work out.  I'm still quite happy to do the Elliptical trainer and the rowing machine.  I also do a bit of weight training now and then but not on a regular basis.  I really want to try some of the classes offered at the gym but I'm afraid to try.  I talked to some of the girls that work there and they seem to think I'll be fine.  The one said that everyone at one time had to take that first class.  True.  They even suggested I try Spin Class!!  I told them that really scared me!  I see them all sweaty and working out like maniacs.  Yikes!  So here's the deal, tomorrow I will probably maybe want to defiantly take a class! Wish me luck.  I thought I would post some pics of me at my heaviest.  I sure see a difference in myself from then to now.

                                                     This was taken in Cuba in 2010

                                                                  Jamaica 2008

                                           This was taken March 4 of this year.  I had already
                                           started losing weight here.  On the right is my sister
                                           Nancy at her goal weight!  I can't wait till I will actually
                                           enjoy having my picture taken.  I sure don't like how I
                                           look in these ones!

                                              I'm pretty sure I'll never get to this weight again!
                                              My wedding day - weight 145 lbs

                                              ....but I'm getting closer to goal every day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lather, rinse, repeat.....

Do you ever get into that kind of routine where you do the same kind of exercise and eat the same foods every day?  Well, here's the thing I really don't mind it.  Call me crazy but I almost feel like if it's working why fix it?  I know, I know I'm going to get bored right?  I probably will eventually and I guess that's the challenge to try to keep things fresh, new and exciting so we can stick it out for the long haul.  If I didn't have a family to cook for I wouldn't have a problem thinking up meals because I'm OK with eating a chicken breast or fish, veggies and Quinoa or brown rice EVERY day.  My dilemma is that I'm having trouble figuring out what to make for suppers because I think my family is getting bored.  Any thoughts on this?  Advice?  Or should I even be worried about what my husband (who loves eating healthy and never complains) and 2 grown sons think?  Maybe I need to pick out a new Hungry Girl or Weight Watcher recipe every week and plan on making it just for a change of pace.  One thing that's great is that I have been BBQ-ing (or Grilling for those in the USA...hahaha) every night.  I am enjoying that very much.

No weigh in last week because of Canada Day last Friday.  So this week will be for 2 weeks.  I'm still obsessively weighing in at home.  I really wish I could stop that.  Sigh.....   Thanks for letting me ramble on!