Monday, January 7, 2013

This is my year!

WEll, I am officially back to work after 2 weeks of holidays. I've gained, I'm sure like most people. I gained more than I would have liked though. However, I ate terribly and I knew it the whole time. However, I continued to work out, just not at my regular pace.

It's Monday and I am now back at it for serious- tracking and exercising. Eating healthy and drinking water.

I think this is my year.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

100 Push-up Callenge

I started the 100 Push-up Challenge. This app trains you to do 100 push-ups in a row. It's a fun, quick workout but you can really feel it working.

I did 12 today, no girlie style either!

Friday, December 7, 2012


Start Weight: 221.2
Last Week: 211.6
Current Weight: 209.2
Loss:  - 2.4 lbs
Total Loss: -12 lbs

I didn't weigh-in last week. But here it is. Down another 2.4 from 2 weeks ago. That is a pretty standard loss.

I didn't make my November challenge goal which was to be down to 204 by the 30th. I was close, but I would have been even closer had I not vacationed and eaten a bunch of garbage. Oh well.

I'm going to keep going hard even though it is holiday season. We all gain around this time and I expect that. There is no way I am not enjoying my mother's cheesecake or some glasses of wine at this time of year.

My goal for this month is going to be moderation and to maintain my weight under 210 lbs. I don't want to lose a bunch of the hard work I have done in the last month or 2.

What is your goal for December?

Friday, November 23, 2012


Start Weight: 221.2
Last Week: 215.8
Current Weight: 211.6
Loss:  -4.2 lbs
Total Loss: -9.6 lbs


I'm doing good. Eating has been mostly on track and I have been keeping up with the exercise at 4-5 days per week. I won't make my hope of 15 lbs by the end of November, but I will get close and I want to get as close as possible.

A friend of mine made a Weight Loss support group on Facebook and it has been really fun. Kind of like blogging!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Back to regular scheduled programming now that the Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge is over.

I'll be doing Friday weigh-ins each week like I used to and adding in a review of the week of sorts. Hopefully, I can blog consistently.

Start Weight: 221.2
Current Weight: 215.8
Loss: -5.4 lbs

Not bad. Getting somewhere.

But get this! Last Friday, the scale read 211.6 lbs. What the heck? I did go away for the weekend and ate terribly. Also haven't been that great at getting my water in most days. But, I have been keeping up on my exercise, so I'm sure it will come. I was getting sooo close to my 15 lbs by the end of November challenge :(

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Final Fall Challenge Weigh-In

Took this on Tuesday. Posting now.

I'm getting there :)

For the challenge, that is a total loss of 6.4lbs. Considering I only started being serious about this in the last 3 weeks, I think that pretty good!

This challenge was good for me. A little push to get me going and now I'm in a groove and on my way to where I want to be.

Monday, November 5, 2012

I think this is the last week...?

Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge

Week 7 Mini Challenge:

Challenge Yourself to try a new activity/push yourself harder in your current activity.

--> I have been challenging myself by going to the gym 5 days a week for the last 2 or 3 weeks. This week, I was there for an hour each day- mostly on the elliptical or the arc trainer. I love those things. I will burn between 500 and 700 calories per workout.
--> Also, I've been trying to stick to around 1500 calories at least 5 out of 7 days. Doing really well with that too. Been working on this for about the last 2 weeks. Also, not eating all the calories I burn.
--> If I do the above, I am working on a 1200-1400 calorie deficit for 5/7 days, An average of 6500 calorie deficit for 5/7 days and a 1400 calorie deficit for the other 2 days... Total of 7900 calories per week or over 2 lbs.

I feel good about the effort I am putting into this It is being reflected in the scale, but not at the rate it should be. Does anyone have any ideas why or some tips for me? Sometimes, I feel like I am working so hard on this plan and that the numbers just don't add up. I know I complain about this a lot, but why is it so easy for some others to drop 3+ lbs per week? Or drop 7 lbs in their first week of diet/exercise? I'm jealous of all of you!

I'm going to keep trying for my 15 lbs by the end of November. I have a little post-it note on my computer monitor that just says 15 on it to remind me. I also painted my thumb nail with a 15 to ALWAYS remind me what my goal is.

What is your plan? How much weight do you lose per week?