Sunday, January 30, 2011

Not Just Crazy...INSANE!

So, I've decided to bite the bullet and commit to Insanity's 60 day plan again. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little scared! It's been about a year since I last did it (maybe more). I know it's a kick butt workout though and that's what I need. Nothing like high intensity cardio intervals
to melt the fat and rev the metabolism...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Weigh-in

This morning's weight 195.2.... another 2.4 lbs down! I probably would have lost more but I had a short bad spell yesterday. I can't even really pin point what touched off the "Cookie Monster" but it happened. Anyway, I'm working on my menu for the week now, going shopping in a bit and then getting in my exercise when the kids take their nap after lunch (and also taking care of the many other chores around the house). Busy day!
NSV- the jeans I bought recently that were really snug are feeling more comfortable! (even after I washed AND dried them :P)
Motto for the week-Everybody gets knocked quick are you gonna get up?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My food diary... an open book

Happy to say my mood has improved. Hormonal swings are not alot of fun! In a few minutes I'm off to do a little kickboxing (one of my new favorite exercises) but I thought I'd share the link for anyone interested in checking out my food diary
I'll put the link in the sidebar too. I've been doing really well recording my foods and the results are showing on the scale. In the next few days I'll also be putting a new "before" pic back up (I HATED the other one).
Off to workout while the little bean is sleeping....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday Weigh-in...a little late

It's been one of those weeks so far. I've been trying and trying to make the time to blog but it just hasn't happened. Good news- I lost 4.4 lbs last week! Awesome! The last few days I've been struggling though. It's hard to explain. I haven't been overeating (which is usually my "problem area"). My tummy is just not liking me right now. I don't know what the deal is! Hopefully it will straighten up cause it's not fun. I'm also struggling with feelings of inadequacy and thoughts that I'm just not good anything. While I know these negative thoughts and feelings aren't accurate, I'm having a hard time shaking it. Guess I just have to keep plugging along.
This week's motto-One step at a time....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I won't melt...

Yesterday was definitely a test for me. I tend to make excuses. So yesterday when it got time to exercise and the clouds had rolled in and the rain started, I wanted to use it as an excuse. I had a couple choices- the treadmill, brave the rain or not exercise. I gotta say, I really don't like the treadmill especially if hubby is home to watch the kids. So, I laced up the kicks and out I went. I got around the corner and the skies opened up. While it wasn't the most pleasant thing, I just kept reminding myself that I wasn't going to melt! (Something my momma used to tell me and something I say to my own kiddos). And I didn't melt, though I think I may have melted some fat ☺
I'm so proud of myself! Here's what the radar looked like when I got home... My hysband thought I was crazy for taking a picture of the radar btw :) but I had to share.
I also got on the scale this morning (even though it's not my weigh-in day). The results are encouraging. Just got my South Beach book today too. I'm thinking I may give it a shot, I'll let you know after I do some reading. I'd love to hear input from anyone who has used the South Beach Diet...
Happy Wednesday friends! And remember- Eye on the prize baby!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Eye on the PRIZE

Today was weigh-in day. And I gained....just like I knew I would. You can't eat ice cream and chocolate cupcakes and not gain. Official weight this morning...202.0. Two pounds up. But it's okay, it didn't send me into a downward spiral for the rest of the day. I deserved to see that number on the scale.
Better news, the week is off to a solid start. Today was great. I kicked some butt on my workout and ate well all day long. Makes me wonder why I keep doing this to myself with the crappy eating. I LOVE how I feel when I eat good food! Don't you?
One thing I'm trying to do again this week is making lists. I sat down this weekend and planned my week...chores, workouts, dinners etc. Then I made a spreadsheet and posted it on the fridge. Gotta say, I ♥ my lists. There's no "What's for dinner?" or "What do I need to do today?" bs slowing me down. I even "scheduled" time to make next weeks' spreadsheet lol. Having 3 kids necessitates some more organization on my part I think (for those that don't know and love me, organizations not one of my strongest suits ☺). Baby steps steps!
My motto for the week: Eye on the prize baby! Eye on the prize...

Saturday, January 8, 2011


AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Okay, virtual screams aren't as satisfying as actual screams. I'm feeling off kilter, out of control and ready to shove anything and everything in my mouth. It's like PMS from hell that won't quit. My kids are driving me bonkers and even though I got 7 (straight) hours of sleep last night I still feel tired. I think part of it's the weather, it's cold, damp and overcast, and part of it's hormonal and part of it's EVERYTHING. Monday is weigh-in day and I know I've gained. Feeling like a ship without a rudder at this point. Crap...

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wanna be friends??

So here's what my new scale looks like (for anyone that cares). I have to admit that it's pretty cool. It measures body fat %, water %, and of course weight. I found it on for $30.
Now on to business...I've decided to make Monday mornings my official weigh in. After a rough day yesterday I'm starting off the week at 200.0 (which kinda bums me out since I saw 198.2 on Friday morning). Body fat % readings were 54% (eww, right?). I'll be weighing once a week and taking body fat readings the first Monday of each month. I'm still trying to find the right combination of things to get the scale to drop but I know it'll happen. I did start using a new tool that I like and thought I'd share. It's similar to (which I like too), but it adds a little "facebook" feel to it. It's called . One of the things I like is that you can check out your friends food diaries and comment on their workouts etc. If you check it out and like it and want to be friends, please email me- The more people I have helping hold me accountable, the better!