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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I guess you can tell from this post title that I am having issues. When my cycle comes on I am full on chocolate craze! I have to have it. To combat that, I will have a chocolate slim fast shake or sugar free chocolate. Welp, this time around I said the hell with it. I failed to plan and I had a reese cup. Yes. I. did. It was delicious. I can't be mad, hey this is a journey, I want some chocolate cake and I am yearning for some comfort food. This is not an easy process but, I have to move through it. I am trying to stay on top of things. I gained 2 lbs this week. BOOOOO!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Non Scale Victories

A light bulb came on yesterday:

It was beautiful outside, the leaves were falling and it was a nice 75ish degrees. I put on my sweats, laced up my sneakers and put on my headphones and went for a walk, that walk turned into a run! I can't believe it myself! I was out there for about 45 minutes! I felt liberated, strong, in control and it made me feel like this will not be an on and off change for me, I will stay the course. Today, I packed my bag, it was a little chilly today, but I remembered the feeling from yesterday and I had to experience it again. I laced up my sneakers and went jogging, now don't get me wrong, my feet ache, my shins ache, my hips ache, but I am determined. I got a good run in and took the steps back up to the showers at work(10th floor!) and I feel amazing. When I came back from working out my co-workers told me that I had a glow to me! What!! That's incentive enough! I feel good after I work out. I'm not ready to eat everything I see. I have to keep going until this mission is complete. I lost another 2lbs. this week! Another great motivator is my job has personal training, zumba, nice workout facility, across the street from our building is 4 walking or running trails, discounts on healthy lunches in our cafeteria, water dispensers, Weight Watchers and the list goes on and on. Its refreshing to see people around me shrink and its a great motivator. I'm working out alone, its nice to have a partner, but sometimes that's impossible. I'm a working mom with 2 kids, I have to do this for myself and no one else. So, working out alone won't kill me and my eating has been great, the hubby and I are working hard at keeping each other accountable.

Other non-scale victories
-I can fit bracelets at Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe(that's huge for me)
-I can wrap a regular sized towel around my body
-I am able to sit in roller coasters when an adult is needed on the kiddie rides! My kids loved that I was able to ride with them, I'm afraid of heights but because I could fit, made me so happy
-Shoe size went from a 10 to 8.5 and I'm hoping it goes down. I attributed the shoe size to having kids, NOPE I was to fat!

So, start with a walk today. Drink more water. Grab those ear phones and dance your way around the block, do what you got to do to keep moving!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday Weigh In!

Good day all! I weighed in this morning down 1lb. Last weeks 6lb weight loss explains this 1lb weight loss. I have worked out 2 times this week. I'm taking today off. I will walk, but no gym for me as I am working out at work 2 days a weeks and 3 days a week at my local gym. Its supposed to be nice around these parts so my kiddies and I will go out and enjoy the weather. My husband and I have been working together to encourage each other. We exchanged log ins for our Myfitnesspal accounts. I text him what I've eaten throughout the day and he does the same. It keeps us accountable. He cooked an amazing meal last night, cornish hens, vegetables and shrimp, it was so good. I wanted to eat some of his rice so bad, but I restrained myself. I know that detoxing myself from carbs is probably a bad thing, but I am so dependent on them that I almost have no choice. I have totally lost control when it comes to carbs, its ridiculous! I have had migraines all week and I have been in a crappy mood. Oh well, I really don't have much to say, because I'm really tired and have not been getting sleep. I'm really working out 5 days because I want to get sleep(from working out so hard), so its a win on my appearance and a win for my mood! Keep you posted on how it goes this week! Have a good one:)