Monday, August 30, 2010

Very sad...

Last week was not a great week diet wise...I'm tired of eating salad...very unhappy...Don't think I am going to reach my goal of 20 lbs lost...all I want to say right now.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm tired...

I don't know what else to stomach will not go down!! I know I am impatient but dang, I have never been this active in life and I still cannot lose these last 2 lbs. Some days, I feel heavy in the mid-section and other days I don't. It's getting really frustrating! Am I really supposed to not have ANY carbs forever to get that flatter stomach I desire?

I'm not sure what I can eat and I don't have an eating plan, so I can't even figure out what I need to change to start losing. This week, I have been getting up in the mornings and walking and then playing tennis after work. But still no movement.

Ok, I will not step on the scale until next weight has been fluctuating and it's getting me down a little when I see it go up. I don't know what I was thinking when I challenged myself to get into a tankini for Labor Day!! I'm just tired of complaining about the same thing and having the same issue...can I lose this weight and get on with my life already???

On a different note, I ordered this Zumba Fitness DVD and it should arrive in a few days. It's supposed to burn up to 1000 calories a workout! I really hope so, I need to lose these last 2 lbs for a total of 20 by the end of next week.

Oh, one more positive thing...I went to New York and Company this past weekend to purchase some new dress pants for work and I fit into a size 8, no problem!! So I have lost 2 pants sizes since June...that made me VERY happy! I have to learn to celebrate the small victories!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It feels good...

I had another person tell me that I'm looking good today and it really makes me feel great about the progress that I have done. I would have never imagined that I would actually 1)get as big as I was and 2)finally do something about it that worked! I think I am more aware of when my weight is getting out of hand or when I have not been eating as good as I should or when I have been slacking in my workouts. In the past, I would notice but I didn't care to do anything about it!

I have decided that I am going to challenge myself to do 2 things by Labor Day. One is to lose those last 2 lbs to make my total weight loss 20 and to get into a tankini when we go up to the lake! I would say a bikini, but I am WAY too self-conscious to pull that off!! Baby steps...

So yesterday, I went to the gym and did my cardio for an hour and then I went and played tennis with Josh for 45 mins. I am going to aim at working out at least 5 times a week over the next few weeks and stick to eating my salad and chicken and even increase the Medifast meals from 2 a day to maybe 3 or 4.

Until next time...

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I have lost 18 lbs!!!! I got on the scale this morning and it read 147.6!! I am so excited! I have only been having 2 maybe 3 Medifast meals a day and eating my fruit and salad and if I do have regular foods, I watch how much I eat. I was sure I was going to hold steady at 15-16 pounds lost but ta-da...2 more came off this week! I may hit my 20 this month...

I'm not sure what I should do about the next phase of weight loss. Now that I am getting close to 20 pounds lost should I stick to my original plan and lose that first before I hit the weights or just start now? My concern with the weight lifting is that it's going to put the weight loss on hold for a minute while I'm gaining muscle. I know it will come off eventually but since I'm so close to 20, do I really want to slow down now? I know weight lifting overall is best for me, but should I wait another 2 weeks before I start?

Any suggestions?

Friday, August 13, 2010

My dress fits!!

I bought this dress a few weeks ago and it was a little snug in the hips and much that I was not comfortable wearing it just yet. I am happy to say that I have that dress on today and it's almost too big!!

My weight is not going down or up right now, but I am really off the Medifast diet right now. I do not have an eating schedule the way I need to, so next week, I need to fix that. I still can't eat a huge amount of food and I find myself not being that hungry in the evenings and I know I need to eat something!

I have decided that I will go back to lifting next week for real. I think it's time to start the toning of my muscles now that I have lost some weight and it's holding steady.

I hope this will help me shed a few more pounds, especially in my stomach area. That's still not as flat as I would like...

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finally broke 150!

I have weighed myself everyday for the last 4 days, my weight is still at 149.2!! I have finally gotten below 150!! WOO HOO!!

I have played tennis 3 days in a row and today will be four when I go to my class. I really like it and it is supposed to burn a lot of calories. I have added fruit back into my diet and a few other items (not going to mention them and not going to feel guilty!) LOL! I'm feeling a little heavier around the mid section now that I'm eating more carbs but that should be expected. I think as long as I keep working out and making sure I don't fall completely off the wagon, I should be fine.

Friday, August 6, 2010

My official weight!

Ok, so I got up this morning and weighed myself and I am still 150.2. That's 15 lbs lost! It has stayed that way for a few weeks now, but that's fine. I'm just happy to know that I can eat pretty normal and not gain!! I don't think I have stayed this small for longer than a few days in the last 4 years. I am so happy that I am finally getting some control over this weight loss thing. I am getting more active and will start back weight lifting next week.

I definitely think this will be an ongoing battle for me but at least I'm not in denial about it any longer. I will make sure I watch my weight and step on the scale a little more than once a year! I have to learn to say no, even when I would give my right arm for that piece of cake. And I have to stay active...I think that's the key!

I still have a few more pounds that I would love to lose and I have to keep in mind that I didn't gain all of this weight overnight and it's not going to come off that fast either.

Until next time...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

For real...this is my last week!

I decided to do the Medifast diet one more week. It has been going pretty ok, except that I have been eating salsa every night this week. It's leftover from this past weekend and it's sooo good! LOL

I have been working out a little more. I am taking tennis lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays and that has been sooo much fun. I may have a new hobby! I also went walking twice this week so far as well and will be going with my friend Maggie on Saturday. I got on the scale tonight and I am at 150.2 and that's weighing myself at night (the heaviest time). So I may get the courage to get on the scale in the morning to see what I really weigh.

For some reason, I am really craving fruit! I want to eat some grapes and strawberries so bad. Next week, that will be my treat to myself! LOL How lame...

Until next time...