Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weigh in, the Bahamas, menu planning...

Went to my meeting Thursday night. I wasn't real sure about this WI b/c I hadn't exercised as much as I would have liked to the past week. I got in 4 days but the week before I had gotten in 5 days and some of those days had two-a-days in them. My scaled had only shown a .3 loss for the week, which BTW, is/was fine with me--at least it's down! Well, when I got to my meeting I was pleasantly surprised--DOWN 1.6 for a total of 10.2 in 2 weeks! HOLY COW!!! I was so thrilled!!!

I am going to have to be really diligent the rest of this week however. I am out of flex points and this is the first time I've had that happen since I've been back to WW. Actually, I went over my FP already this week. I had a Pampered Chef Party Friday night, ate out Thursday night after my meeting with some friends, then went out Saturday night with friends. It's been a crazy eating out weekend! I plan to get in some kind of exercise at least 4 out of the next 5 days. I really do like getting up early in the morning to get it done, I just need to go to bed earlier. :) I am .5 away from what I was on my scale back in December. I would like to at least lose that this week. I have my menu planned for the week so I shouldn't have any surprises.

Speaking of menus, I have been planning them out a month at a time and it's worked out SO WELL!!! We have our favorite meals that we rotate and we are also trying new things. It takes out so much stress from the hours of 5-7 every night. I highly recommend planning out your menus. When I think of something that sounds good that I want to have for dinner, I jot it down and put it in the menu at some point. It makes my grocery shopping easier since the meals are already planned! I have found another site that does a WW recipes. I've made a few from there and been happy with the results. You can see the site by clicking here.

DH and I booked a trip to the Bahamas at the end of May! WOO HOO!!! It will be just me and him for 6 wonderful, long, glorious days! Can you tell I am a wee bit excited about this trip? DH even asked me "what are we going to do for 6 days without the boys?" My reply was "SLEEP! A LOT!!!!" Oh gosh I can't wait to go on that trip. We've never been to the Bahamas so we are completely stoked about going. I realize I won't be bathing suit ready but darn it I am goign to try my hardest to look decent by then. I have a little less than 2 months at this point. I am so psyched!

I think that's it for me for now. My comments somehow got shut off on my last 2 posts. I have no idea how that happened but I have fixed it. Leave all the comments you want! Have a wonderful OP rest of your weekend!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


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Thursday, March 19, 2009

So much has happened...

WOW! It's really been that long since a real update. I figure I don't have any readers so no one is going to miss me when I'm not here. So much has happened, so let me start from the beginning (be warned...this is going to be long).

So last week (week starting 3/8)...I got up on Monday and exercised. Monday night started feeling sick. How come every time I start a good new healthy habit something has to happen to sabotage it?!?! Anyway...woke up Tuesday feeling like crap...opted for sleep instead of a work out. Both boys were sick too with the same thing--runny nose, scratchy throat, cough--total yucks. Tuesday was a beautiful day here last week and we stayed in all day b/c we all felt like poo. Was sick Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Felt better come Friday but then baby had gotten worse. Finally on Saturday I felt better so I went back to my work outs. Worked out Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and today. So now I'm current on my workouts. If it's nice in the evenings, DS1 and I go out for a walk after DS2 goes to bed. If it's nice during the day and both of them are home, we've been going for walks then too. This past Tuesday, I did 3 "workouts" in one day...the elliptical at 5 AM, a walk in the afternoon with Izaac strapped into the carrier and then one in the evening with Xander. My legs were mush Wednesday!

So that's about my workouts...they are going good and I am actually enjoying them. YAY!

So last week (back to week beginning March 8) DH and I were talking about saving money and how to save $$. He mentioned my trainer. I had been debating it for a while but last Wednesday (the 11th) I had a talk with myself in the shower. I had been working out, drinking water, and writing it all down but just doing that wasn't working. Whatever I was doing on my own wasn't working! This is the epiphany I had in the shower. I decided then and there that I would go back to WW--give up the trainer and go back to WW. I knew WW had free registration until the end of last week and I knew there was a meeting I could go to on Thursday nights. I talked with the trainer and told him I had to cut something out to save $$ and he understood so then I went back to WW. The trainer was $40 a week (I know, expensive!) and WW is 39.95 a month--so HUGE savings there. I wasn't sure I was ready to count points again, but I decided it was time to do something that I knew would work. I KNOW WW works....I just have to do it! So I went back, stayed for the new member orientation and everything and jumped back in 110%! I made myself do 4 workouts this week (now my weeks will run Friday to Thursday) but my goal is 5 every week. I wrote it all down, weighed and measured everything, didn't use too many of my FPs and went to my WI tonight. I lost....are you ready for this.....8.6# this week!!!! That's more than I ever have lost in a week EVER on WW! The very first time I did WW--the VERY first time when I didn't even know what I point was-I lost 8# my first week. So tonight was a total and complete shocker to me! I planned very well over the last week and I am so proud of myself.

Remember the Gap jeans I've been trying on? Today was try on #3 and THEY FIT! I've worn them all day today and I feel FANTASTIC!!!!! It's awesome what a different size of jeans will do for you. So my WI today on my scales showed me down 3.3 or something like that from last Thursday morning--172.2 today. Amazingly, the WW scales weren't that far off tonight from what it was this morning. Last Thursday, I ate all day before I went to the meeting where today I ate lunch and that was it for the afternoon. Although, for my own sanity, I will be going by my scale to reach my mini goals--the first one of which being to be OUT of the 170s FOREVER! I've been here for 6 months now and I am SICK OF IT!!! Spring is coming and I don't want to feel fat again this year. I feel better already. I want to be 166 by the boys' birthday party-if not less. I have plans for myself for certain milestones. I am going to get this weight off once and for all.

So I think that's about it. I know I said I would blog more, but it's hard for me. I try, I really do but most nights I choose to hit the hay a little early so I can get up and exercise the next morning..just like tonight. That's my cue to say good night! Have a GREAT OP day and weekend! :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


More on this later....

I will say this--that's a HUGE NSV!!!


Friday, March 6, 2009

OH NO....

Guess what? You won't believe this....

I'm pregnant!

Okay, did that get your attention?!?! If it did then show me some love and leave me a comment!

And no, I am not pregnant. At least I don't think I am. I better not be. That's the last thing I want right now.

I am here to report that I have worked out FIVE DAYS IN A ROW. Yes, that's right--5!!! And that's 2 work outs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday and today I strapped Izaac into the baby carrier and walked with him for 30 minutes. Now THAT is a work out!!! It's insanely hard with him strapped on the front and I am sweating when I am done. I have been getting up at (gasp!) 5 in the morning, getting on the elliptical for 15 minutes and then hitting the shower. It's amazing how good I feel the rest of the day. Next week, I will up the time to 17 minutes, then 20 minutes the week after. I will not let more than 2 days go by without exercise. I want to see 166 by the end of April--if not less than that. I was at 174.7 at my WI this week. I have a pair of Gap Long and Lean jeans that I LOVE. They are a size 12 and I know that is "vanity" sizing but I don't care. I love them and the way they look on me. I put them on today and they fit and I could get them zipped but the muffin top was still a little much for me to be comfortable. I am going to try them on again next Friday and see where they are. I am going to keep trying them on every week until they fit. And then when they do, you are going to hear me scream with excitement no matter where you live!

My trainer gave me a piece of motivation (or maybe I should say he gave me a can of whoop ass) a few weeks ago. If I go in to him and I do NOT lose weight...I can stay the same and I can lose .1, but I can't gain--if I do, I have to do the leg press TWICE! At the beginning of my work out and then again at the end like we always do. Let me just say how much I HATE the leg press--HATE it!!! Loathe it! It's my least favorite exercise but, according to my trainer (Kyle), it's one of the most important exercises there. But it still sucks. No matter how good it is for you. I don't care. This week, I barely made it. I lost .2 on his scales. This goes on until I hit the 160's on his scale. I go by my scales for my weekly weigh ins. It doesn't matter as long as I am consistent.

I didn't make it here at night this week b/c I went to bed so early. But I did write everything down that I ate this week. I have to give my journal's to Kyle every week when I see him. He looks over them and tells me where I need to improve. I have cut back my Starbuck's habit. I went there today for the first time in over 2 weeks. I am really trying to limit my trips there to no more than once a week. I feel as if I have a good plan and things seem to be going well. I WILL DO THIS!!!!!

I am signing off tonight. Have a wonderful OP weekend!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Not a great day...

So I am not going to dwell on it. It wasn't a super sensational Sunday but it was a 'typical' Sunday for me. Why are Sundays so hard?? We are home, stuck inside b/c it's cold and all I want to do is eat and munch all day long. I did not write anything down, nor did I get in any exercise. But I am here and I said I was going to blog more often!

I have my alarm set for tomorrow morning. I am going to get up and get on the elliptical at 5. Yes, you read that right. That is my plan. I HAVE to stick to it. I will report here tomorrow if I succeed or not. I had a nice long serious talk with myself today. In order for me to lose this weight, I HAVE to make time for myself and my exercise. The best time is going to be first thing in the morning. I can get up at 5, get down on the elliptical for 15 minutes (I am going to work up to 30 minutes) and then shower and get ready and I can still clock in for work at 6. This is a good plan--I just have to put it into action. I CAN DO THIS!! I can do hard things!

Okay, I am off of here for tonight. No journal today b/c I didn't write anything down. Bad Amanda, bad! I will journal tomorrow. Until then...