Monday, February 28, 2011

Nothing to see here...

I have had no movement on the scale... at least not in the right direction. I have been sick... and still feel like crap. I went to the doctor last Tuesday, had an ear infection and bronchitis. I took all my antibiotics... still feel crappy, thought not as bad. I am not exercising. I have not been watching my food, blah. I hate being sick. I also had to work the weekend so I am on day 3 of 7 which isn't helping me feel better.

However, all these things aside, I am not all that cranky. I have super fun weekend plans and need to feel better by Saturday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

If you don't have anything good to say...

You all know the saying. I am in a crappy mood and don't have anything good to say. I am sick... AGAIN... with some sort of cold and I am getting so tired of this. I don't sleep well, I don't want to exercise and my eating is out of wack. I am tired and cranky.

I took tomorrow off and don't work Thursday or Friday because I work Saturday and Sunday (yeah not awesome). So I am hoping I can recover and get back to feeling like myself. The thing that sucks is that my husband is not working this week because of mid-winter break (he is a teacher) and I was looking forward to doing something fun. Now I will probably just lay on the couch. Wow, this is a serious pity post.

In other news, I have also come to the realization that I have to work for every ounce of weight lost. It doesn't just happen when I am trying to do well. I have to be on top of my game 100% or else nothing happens. This week my game has been bad, therefore no big reward on the scale. O well, thus is life.

Take care and stay healthy all!

Friday, February 18, 2011


I squeaked by with a 1 lb loss this week. Today I was exactly 165. That also put me at 95 lbs down total! I am only 20 lbs from my goal, and 5 pounds from that magical 100 lb down mark. However, I am seeing my losses at a much slower rate now. I hope to get to 100 down by April 1st and my goal by July 1st. None the less.... I will just keep on plugging away!
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yesterday was great, but today feels better.

I had a wonderful day yesterday. I ate whatever I wanted, had an amazing dinner date with my husband (who sent me flowers at work) and slept so good last night. But you know what... today has been even better. I got up this morning, hoped on the treadmill and ran a few miles. I ate a healthy lunch and packed a healthy dinner and snack for work and headed out the door.

And what feels really great about this all is that, this is just my life. Yeah, I ate whatever crap I wanted to yesterday, and yeah today I did what was natural and made good food choices and got some exercise. That is the life I lead, and I am good at. I feel happy, healthy, and in control and part of that control is knowing when it is okay to say yes to that Cold Stone. Today is not the day, but yesterday was, and maybe sometime in the next couple months I will say yes again.

It took me nearly a year and a half with the band to finally figure that out.

Monday, February 14, 2011

I am not going to lie...

the scale was looking mighty good today... and then I came to work. I was greeted by a large chocolate heart shaped donut (I ate it). Also I got very little sleep last night (just couldn't) so I got a venti non-fat caramel macchiato on my way to work. Then I ate taco bell for lunch. A co-worker brought me a ice cream (peanut butter perfection) from Cold Stone after lunch (dear God, I ate it). Plus tonight my husband and I are going out to a very nice very favorite dinner local.

I have to be honest and say I really don't give a shit about my eating behaviors today. I have been doing soo well lately, and working out hardcore.. back to it tomorrow. I guess today I am celebrating my love of food. Tomorrow and the rest of the time, I will be celebrating my healthy lifestyle.

Happy V Day, or not (if you want nothing to do with it)!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shopping Success!

I went shopping yesterday for some new clothes. I had mentioned earlier that my pants were all too big. I had been floating somewhere between 12 & 14, but realized I just couldn't get away with 14s anymore. So I bought 3 pair of size 12 pants and 1 pair I tried on was way too big and I had to go down to a 10 (didn't really like the style of those pants though). I also realized I can no longer wear xl anything. I need to wear large or medium. It was really a fantastic day. Everything I tried on fit and it wasn't depressing or frustrating.

I love how I look in my new size 12 pants and I feel like for once, my clothes fit. I am working hard to continue losing weight so hopefully they won't fit for too long, but man... it feels good. I haven't been in a twelve for about 8 years, and the last time it was very brief on my way up.

I will take some update pictures when I have a minutes (I am working today). Woohoo for good shopping!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Weigh In

Down 1 lb this week despite my Super Bowl eating. That puts me at 166 lbs. Things are slow moving these days, but at least they are moving! Happy Friday, I am off to work-out.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I don't know if I have ever said this before, but I really don't like kids that much. They are fine when they are just around but I hate holding people's babies and I don't think toddlers are charming. I am just not a kid person... now teenagers, I adore... but I LOVE animals. This is Cooper, a friends new Morkie puppy (Maltese and Yorkie). He is very sweet and I held him all through the Super Bowl (when I wasn't stuffing my face).

I ate my lunch way too fast today because I had a meeting that I needed to get to. Half way through my meeting I got a stomach ache... bad stomach ache but nothing else. By the time the meeting was over my mouth was watering. 10 minutes later... spew. Not ideal, now I am hoping I can get down the dinner I brought with me to work tonight. I will have to be very careful and eat slow. But here's the problem.... I am STARVING!

No other news here, I am off tomorrow because I work Saturday. All my work pants are officially too big again. I need to buy new ones tomorrow. It could be painful, I don't really like shopping when I HAVE to get something.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I ate...

WAY TOO MUCH last night at a Super Bowl party. Not only did I eat whatever I wanted, I drank a lot. I don't have a whole lot of regret about this except that I have the worst stomach ache in the world this morning! O Dear God! My stomach is punishing my misdeeds!

In other news, the roads are deadly here this morning. Lots of black ice and some slush. I wasn't prepared when I left for work this morning but soon found out.

Hope you all had a good weekend, welcome back to the week!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Atleast I lost something...

I feel like lately I am fighting for every single pound! This week I weighed in at 167 lbs down 1.8 lbs from last week. I am working out hard, eating excellent and barely losing. O well... no one said it would be easy.

Happy Friday.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Got on the scale this morning...

and things are looking good. It is moving down again! Hopefully by Friday I will have a really fabulous number to report. A co-worker told me I was looking really thin today... that is always nice.

We are bracing ourselves in Michigan for a serious winter storm... in fact it just started. All the schools have already closed for tomorrow and we are all praying the library will follow! Stay warm, or cool, whichever is appropriate!