Sunday, December 18, 2011

I FINALLY got unstuck and i'm back on track...

"Keep going. That pain you feel? That's fear melting away like wax off a candle. That's weakness washing out of your pores like a monsoon. That's the old you being shed away like dead skin. That's the new you, rising out of the ashes of your former self."

Lost 5 lbs. this week
Total weight loss: 23lbs.

Pants that fit me 2 years ago!! I fit in them now!! whoot whoot!!!

Top pants used to fit me 4 months ago. middle pants used to fit me 7 years ago. bottom pants fit me 2 years ago!!

These are the pants that i used to fit about 7 years ago after i had my son. He's 8 now!! I fit in them again!!!
Guess what everyone!!! I got unstuck finally and i've lost 5 more lbs. this week. I have lost a total of 23 lbs. to date!!! I tried on a pair of my pants that i kept after i gave birth to my son and guess what.. they fit. no sucking in the tummy.. no jumping up and down to try to fit into it. No laying down on the mattress with a nose plier trying to zip up the zipper. Nope I just tried them on and they fit. 7 year old old navy khaki pants size medium. I even tried on a blue pair jeans (levi's) that fit me 2 years ago and that fit too. I've enclosed a picture of what my jean sizes have gone from. Though i would love to go shopping for new clothes I have decided to wait till i have reach my goal weight. I can't wait till i get there. Goal of 5 lbs at a time. I have 25 more lbs to lose.
Can everyone believe that christmas is almost here?? 7 more days to go and 5 more days till my birthday!!! Super excited!! I will be 31 this year. I am looking foward to 2012. This i feel will be a great year!! I can't wait. I hope everyone has a great christmas and a great new year!! 2012 Here we come!!!

What is your biggest achievement of the year?

My biggest achievement this year is still being here alive and kicking. I lost a family member this year (he was only 35)  and that was my wake up call. That was when i decied to make a change in my life and change how i live. After much pushing and encouragement from my beastie Shannon I joined mamavation and i am so glad i did. I have achieved so much in such a short time. I am glad that I get to wake up everyday and spend more time with my family. I am thankful though I wish i could turn back the time that I got my wake up call. I wish i could bring my cousin back but i'm also thankful tha it finally made me realize i need to get moving and make a change if i want to still be here to meet my grandkids.  I have lost 23 lbs to date. My next achievement this year is doing my first 5k in October. I am just glad that i finished and that i did it for a good cause. It was a charity run/walk fundraiser 5k. It felt good do something good for me and for someone else.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Need to get unstuck..


You have failed only when you quit trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression. So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure.---Tommy Kelley

This week has been a little tough for me. I am feeling stuck and I don't know how to get unstuck. I have been watching what i've been eating and doing the 2week mamavation challenge and adding EA Sports Active Game on Wii. What am i doing wrong?? My scale has not moved an inch. Not gaining any is a plus but not losing any is quite defeating. I am irritated a little but i'm trying not to let it get me down. Hearing my kids tell me that i'm getting skinnier and my "pouch" of a tummy is getting smaller is a plus. Though I am a little discourage this week again I am going to "Suck it up" and keep forging ahead.


How does your family support your weight loss efforts?

My family is very supportive. They tell me positive things about how I am looking. My kids have learned from school the good and the bad habits of what to eat so that helps around the house. They actually have a system. It's Called a stop light. GO (Green) Whoa (Yellow) and Slow (Red) Foods. GO foods are foods we eat almost anytime. SLOW foods are foods we eat sometimes or less often. WHOA foods are foods we eat on special occasions or once in awhile. It does help for them to know what i should and shouldn't eat and it helps them to so that they can eat healthy.

 I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women”.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Time to get back on track!


No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers.  ~Author Unknown

This week was a little tough for me.. I got off track... though not by choice. I've been sick for the past week with a chest congestion and totally felt like crap. Kids were also sick so between getting better and wiping off buggers and taking care of them didn't feel like myself. Hence.. no working out. I gained 2 lbs.. oh no.. i know not the end of the world but i feel defeated. I was doing so good.. then this my first road block. It's ok though because I know i'm not perfect and i'm going to hit lots of road blocks ahead. I just need to over come them and move foward.  So today is the start of another Mamavation 2 week challenge and I am super stoked about it. I am putting my best foot foward and it going full steam ahead. I need to get back on track and this 2 week challenge is my ticket to it.

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 Wheat Toast no butter, and A glass of Water
I've started the day off with a good start today. Egg's and Toast and my water. Love water. So that is my goal this week is to get back on track. I can do this and will!

Weightloss this week - 0
Weight gained this week - +2
Total weightloss - 18 pounds.

 When it comes to holiday shopping, how do you make sure you stick to your budget ?

Holiday Shopping is a nightmare! But to stick to my budget I do check ad's for sales and make sure i have my coupon in handy. Though my BFF is better at is. Shannon is the coupon queen. I do use it more now than before.  Just remember to have your coupons in handy and ready when you check out. Make sure you have flyers handy incase you find something and you know it's cheaper at another store. Most places do price match as long as you have proof. Oh and don't forget to write a list out. Keeps you from spending too much.

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