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

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A shocker...in my book!!

So, w/in was today and I was down .4. I am not sure how but I will take this gift with a huge smile. 168.0 and 13 pounds to go. I called my friend up today (she is a personal trainer---works out of her home) and we are getting together next Monday to come up with a plan that will get me into some semblence of shape by the end of October (Cancun Birthday Bash-CBB!!)

I am hoping to lose some of my middle flab---you know, what I call "cat gut". When I was home for the mediation, I met up with a friend of mine (Amanda was there too). My friend Angie has had 4 children (one set of twins who are now 3) but she looks fantastic. She has taken off a lot of weight and now teeters tween sizes 6 & 8. I am soooo jealous.

Maybe some motivation for myself. I mean I can't have her looking so great and me still all frumpy (my youngest is just about to turn 5--yikes!!)

All for now

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back from Amanda's......and a couple pounds heavier!!!!

So, to catch up. Misty (Steve's girlfriend --now fiancee obviously said "YES!!"

We (my mom and I) flew back from INDY last night to find out that 3 tornados passed thru our town (south of Denver) and one came within 2 miles of our neighborhood. My mom settled her divorce through mediation (all day Thursday) and she came out pretty good---but now my other brother is pissed off at her and me (he won't return my phone calls and told my mom when he called her back Friday morning that "this would be last time he would talk to her". It's a long story that I won't go into here, but it's just sad. I am hoping time will really heal this.

I am glad to be back home---I have eaten out soooo much in the past 5 days!!!! Let's list it out...
Olive Garden
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Kabuto's (japenese steakhouse)
Olive Garden (again)
Cracker Barrel (didn't eat much here)

So, I am glad to get back and start eating like I was before leaving.

Definitely not looking forward to w/in tomorrow morning!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Small success.....but I'll take it.

W'd/in this morning and was DOWN .6 (not as much as I would have liked) but I will take a loss any day over a gain. This puts me at 167.8 which all I have to say is "yay!!!"

Here are my challanges this week. Workin' on Wednesday. Off on Thursday to pick my brothers up from the airport (with one girlfriend) and spend the rest of the day with them. Friday I plan to work 5 1/2 hours of my shift and be home by lunchtime. Picking up second girlfriend ---(and the one to be proposed to by my youngest bro) later in the evening (9ish).

Saturday, THE PROPOSAL HIKE and our celebration dinner that evening. Sunday, the "bride to be" (I hope she says YES) will fly out in the evening and then, Monday everyone else flies back too.

Tuesday, day of rest---BUT NOT QUITE---have to pack to leave for INDY the next morning----can you say "YIKES".

Busy Busy Week----I am going to try to do good---That's TRY. I know Saturday night won't be great seeing that I have already made a cake to bring to the restaurant with us. I will have to post a pix---I think that it didn't turn out too bad!!!

So long


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Weigh in day (I say with a huge smile)

Drum roll please.....DOWN 1.6 pounds!!!!! I am now back in the 160's again (168.4). And I am soooo excited about this. I am going to have to be an angel this week though. Following this week my brothers and their girlfriends are flying out---you know for my youngest bro to propose to his love. I would love love love to see 166.9 before they get here.

The plan is....do great this week (which means lots of time on the treadmill) and writing every bite I eat down. Getting all my water in and not dip into too many flex points. THAT'S THE PLAN----HERE'S TO STICKIN' TO IT!!!!!

My brother is planning the hike to an awesome mountain lake and propose and then we are all going out to dinner to celebrate. Everyone will be gone by Monday the 18th in the evening....and my w/in day will be Tuesday morning----hoping just to maintain that week.

Then, Wednesday the 20th, my mom and I will be flying back to INDY for yes, you guessed it COURT! Well, she is being forced to mediate Thursday (which I believe will be short lived) and then the Final court date on Monday the 25th.

I will finally be able to see my BFF Amanda (you also know her as Strawgirl) and her new baby boy!!!! I am soooo excited---and keeping my fingers crossed that we actually get to go this time and not have the big let down of a court date gone bad (CDGB---lol you know like girls gone wild --GGW ha ha)

Anyway, I will be extremely busy this week ---exercising my ass off!!!!!