Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Feeling Good

about working out. planning on going to yoga tonight with a friend and my other yoga class starts on Thursday night. However, my throat is sore and I am stuffy so I sure hope I'm not getting the flu!

Monday, March 30, 2009


finally i got thru a weekend w/o seeing the scale go up! GO ME!!!

Must have been all the housework I did over the weekend...and eating well...oh and all the work I put in last week! 4 workouts at the gym 2 yoga sessions and 3, 30 minute dog walking sessions! Oh and nookie..:)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Today's weigh in

down one more pound for a total of 6 pounds lost so far.

But i was sooooo sick last night and I lost my supper down the toilet and while I was puking I couldnt help but think, "wow I hope this makes the scale go down" and "why do people do this on purpose?" OMG..I could never be bulemic. My throat hurts from the bile I was puking at the end....makes be heave just thinking about it...blech.

But on the up side, it's FRIDAY!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


not feeling very energetic this morning....ug I say.

Going to skip the gym at lunch and do yoga tonight. I need the stretching.

I hope the numbers go down on the scale tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

oh and

i walked the dog for 30 minutes...:)

Another great cardio day

20 minutes on the elyptical and 15 on the bike....sweat sweat sweat!!

Have I mentioned that I am THE shiznit? Am I obnoxiously perky yet? Huh huh huh?


One more thing...

7944 lbs.

That's how much weight I lifted yesterday..:)

Terrific Tuesday

So I changed my weigh-in day to Fridays..and last Friday the scale said 218.5...for a total loss of ...DRUM ROLL PLEASE....FIVE POUNDS!!!!

So seeing that number on Friday made me determined to eat well over the weekend, which I succeeded at quite well. I am getting better at making heathy food choices and keeping my serving sizes appropriate.

Yesterday was a very large day for me. At lunch I did my chest and back workout, 15 minutes on the ski machine and then last night i did a yoga class and boy did I sweat! It was so awesome and I cant wait to get starting on the class that I signed up for that starts on the 2nd of April.

Last night when I was getting ready for bed, I was looking in the mirror and I actually liked my face...it was a strange feeling because usually I think bad things about myself when I look in the mirror. But I finally feel like I deserve all the good things I am doing for myself and I'm not feeling guilty anymore about spending some time on my own self-improvement. It sure helps that BikerGuy is backing me 100% in my endevours towards self-improvement and I have several friends who are also on the same road to health as I am. We are all at different stages but that's ok because I can see what I've come from and I can see what I am going. Life is grand..>:)

Oh ya...and on top of that, BikerGuy mentioned to me the other night that he has been thinking of us getting married and that if we can work out our few issues we have, then it's something he would like to work towards. It's funny because I did this "25 things about me" post for FB a few weeks ago and one of the things I said was "I'd love to marry my partner but I dont think it will even happen". I guess that got him thinking about things. Awesome. It would be kinda cool to get married in Amsterdam when we go there in November but I want my daughter to be there when (if) we ever get married. I guess we will just have to see how things go..:)

Wow this is the most I have written on here...EVER! I guess I tend to type alot when I am happy! TTFN!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


that's how much weight I lifted last night..:) Of course not all at once...lol.

And I did some cardio too.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Week 2

STS for me....someone just educated me that means "Stay the same". That's ok. Maintaining is a good thing.

This week I am going to add in some weights and I also signed up for a yoga class but that doesnt start til April 2nd.

Onward and upward.

Monday, March 9, 2009

1 week in

I lost a pound...better than going up right?

Last week was definitely a learning week for me. But I did get to the gym 4 times and several of those included both cardio and weights. I stuck to the WW plan mostly, but I think I'm not eating enough. Although the mind boggles at how someone can not overeat and still not lose more than 1 pound. Oh well. Not giving up. Just gotta tweak the food I guess.

I am also going to start taking some antioxidents in the form of Mona-Vie acai fruit juice. And if I am lucky, I can convince a few people of the benefits of this juice and drink my juice for free. I'll keep the blog informed of my progress with that. I want to try it first and see if it makes any difference in my health before I really start promoting it.

I also planned a new weight workout using the tools found on this site. http://www.exrx.net/Exercise.html. I'm excited to do the first workout tonight. I'm going to do cardio at lunch time and weights tonight. Wish my luck..:)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Here's what I did at the gym today!

10 minutes on the treadmill - 3.3 speed - 1 min walking 1 min joggin

Back exercises: reps lbs sets
Seated pec dec - 15 20 3
Incline press 12 10 3
Seated pulley row 15 30 1
15 50 2
Biceps exercises:
Seated dumbell curls 15 8 3
Standing barbell curls 12 20 3
Biceps curls (smith) 12 10 3

And it only took 40 minutes!

Day 1 of Weight Watchers

Wow...trying yet again to get healthier and slimmer. But this time I have the BEST support system and it's going to work. I am determined and all I have to do is not quit and beleive that progess will happen. Usually I get discouraged after a few days and that's because my goals are set to high and are just plain unachievable. My first goal is to lose 5% of my body weight. My current weight is 223.5lbs and 5% is 11.17lbs. That's a great goal..:) if I lose 2 pounds a week, that will take just under 6 weeks...I'll be happy with that I belive...:)

I went clothes shopping on Saturday with a good friend of mine, how is also being my support system. I had a GC for Reitman's for $175 from my hubby for xmas. And since I used it in Feb, I got an extra 10% and also they had a sale (buy one, get the 2nd at 50%) so I scored big time. I know these clothes will be too big for me soon enough, but I'm tired of being like a stuffed sauage in my jeans. And it's all good because I have someone who I can hand them down too, same friend who went shopping with me, so these clothes will get worn by others once they don't fit me anymore. Wow I can't wait for that day!

So here are my exercise goals:
weights - 3 times a week (M-W-F)
walk the dog - every day
Aquajogging - Wednesday eve

And here is extra when I can fit it in:
cardio at the gym (T-T)
Aquafit - Sunday Eve
one session of yoga a week minimum.

I think these goals are attainable...but I'm taking it one day at a time and I am going to be gentle on myself if I miss something....cuz I'm worth it!