Weight journey.........doin' it in baby steps!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A evening at work....

So my day is finally over! Work was work---thunderstorms plagued us out east of Denver....so if you got delayed, it wasn't because it was an ATC delay----blame it on the weather.

Today went pretty good eating-wise. I got on the treadmill this morning for 35 min./325 cal. burn. But here is the OUTRAGEOUS thing...Denver International Airport has a wellness center and I went and checked it out today before work. It is small but has everything you'd need for a good workout. And, the kicker, only $90.00 for a year membership!!! Not $900.00 but $90.00 for a whole entire year!!! that's less than $2.00 a week.....needless to say, I joined and spent about 40 min. using the universal weights after I got off work tonight.

I will probably only go 2 -3 times per week, just to work out on the universal weight circuit they have set up---just to tone my flab. They have plenty of cardio equipment, but I'd rather do that at home (where I can watch or listen to what I want).

Anyway, hopefully in a few months I will be able to see a difference in the flab factor!

All I know


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

W/in results.....

So, I got on the scale this morning, and walked away with a small smile on my face. 169.2--which I will gladly take considering I was cooking for extra people for the last few days. So, I am down .6 pounds from last week and I am only 4.2 pounds away from my mini goal (165.0) by June 8th. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this final court date actually takes place.

I haven't been "home" since Christmas, and I am needing that "fix" of seeing my family and friends. It's been extremely frustrating thinking I'm going home and then Mom's court date being continued time and time again.

I did get on the treadmill yesterday 35 min / 315 cal. burn. I have noticed that if I don't make the effort exercise within the first 2 hours of me getting up, I won't do it. And I am at that point now. So, I need to finish this and go EXERCISE!!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Whew....made it thru the visit!!!

So, it's Tuesday morning and the IL's have headed back east. I jumped on the scale to see how "bad" I had done and was actually surprised to see 169.6----which means I was down .2. But, I have this theory about my body and the scale. It usually take 2 days for my horrendous eating spree to catch up to the number on the scale. So, we'll see tomorrow what the scale says for the official weekly w/in.

I am planning on getting on the treadmill as soon as I finish this post. Yesterday, I managed to put in 35 min on the treadmill and burn 300 calories. I am hoping to do around the same time, but increase that calorie burn.

The hubby and I are planning on seeing IRONMAN this evening, but will insist we eat at home and not splurge on popcorn. This will be tough---I love movie popcorn.

My oldest is "off-track" from school for 6 weeks. In our county (in Colorado) we have year round school. So, for the most part the kids go to school for 9 weeks and then track "off" for 3 weeks....and so on for the entire year. My son just finished 1st grade and has a longer period off for the summer break and in 6 weeks will start 2nd grade. He is all nutty because he doesn't have to go to school for a while. I'm sure I will be "NUTTY" real soon. -lol

Anyway, I'd better get on the treadmill before I lose all motivation to get on it at all!!!

Check in tomorrow with the official "NUMBER" from the scale.

I only have 12 days to get 4.6 pounds gone.....can I do it??

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The IL's are in town....

So, my in-laws just got into town yesterday (south of Denver, CO). They don't fly, so they drove two days to get here. I have done that drive twice (actually 2 1/2 time--for the most part). Once, when we moved the kids, animals, and ourselves out here in 2006. Once, one-way when I flew out to drive my mom out here, and then the last time to meet my youngest bro to get my mom's dog---we met in Vandalia, IL, slept for 2 hours and then drove back.

I plan to never do that drive again....it's way to long, way to monotonous, and I'd rather fly and use 4 1/2 hours of my time instead of 17 hours!!!!! I think it is CRAZY talk to drive out here to visit but who am I to say (I've only done it once to many times in my lifetime).

Anyway, so dinner wasn't great last night. My mom insists on always bringing ice cream to my house (just as a dessert, honey!) I LOVE ICE CREAM!!!! It's hard for me to resist....no, IMPOSSIBLE to resist. So, I didn't do great last night.

I am still aiming for at least 2 pounds this week, though! It's gonna be tough. The IL's leave out Thursday morning, so that will be my entire w/in week. Gotta get to work---yes, it is 4:06 in the morning and I am up at the butt crack of dawn on a Saturday!!

So long for now my faithful readers (I think I still have one---thanks, Miss July!!!)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Well it's been quite some time.....have you ever quit going to WW meetings and when you decide you have to go back, you won't b/c you've gained some of your weight back and then you don't go back until you get the gain back off (did that make any sense????)

Well, I've decided to start blogging again even though I've put on a few....I w'd/in this morning and the scale read 169.8. So, I am up a bit (which I already knew). My lowest was 165.2 and I am hoping to be back there real soon.

So, an update. Knee is better (still sore sometimes and if I tweak it a bit (lots of pain)). My mom and dog moved out and are living in an apartment across town. Final court date for her divorce is set the second week of June (April court date did not happen and was continued til the June date). We'll see. If this one gets continued, I am going to tell my mom to fire this chick and hire someone more competent. If we get to go home, I will get to see my BFF (http://strawgirl--mylifeinablog.blogspot.com/) remember---she just had a baby!!!

So, now the w/l thing....I now have new motivation (I hope). I have a group of girls that I graduated from high school with that are all turning 40 --yikes--and we are going to celebrate in October by taking a trip to Cancun. The two girls already booked are super skinny and I would feel much better about myself in a bathing suit (next to them) if I got these last 15 pounds off.

So, again, I approach this challenge in BABY STEPS. Five pounds---3 times/5 pounds x 3/3 "steps" of 5. I have until October to get this done. That's an average of 3 pounds a month. Simple right? We'll see.

I do have a short term mini-goal...that is to get back down to 165 by the time we leave to go home June 8th. It doesn't give me much time to do this but (and that's a BIG but) I am starting my work week today and I usually do better during my work week than on the weekends. I am planning (and have been for 1 day) to write every bite. Drink all my water. And get some form of exercise every day. I have broken out the pilates dvd -- I think it actually had dust on it.

So, mini-goal by June 8th *****lose 4.8 pounds in 17 days ******ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!