Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Weigh In

After a food-filled weekend I am already up the pound I lost! This month has been very up and down for me. So (again) today I started writing down what I eat, walked 30 minutes (new battery in the Jeep-yeah), and am working on my first 16 0z of water. I seem to be stuck at this point where I fluctuate within 2 pounds. My goal: 4 pounds by June 22-we'll see.

I would also like to say a prayer the family of the Fulton County fireman (my husband is a fireman) who lost his life yesterday. It's so easy to forget how dangerous these jobs are and every one of these guys and gals put their life on the line every day! And, of course, for all our troops and family members who have lost someone past or present fighting for our country. Where would we be without them?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

1 POUND!!!

I could not believe it when I got on the scales this week to see I had lost 1 pound considering all the craziness lately with Mother's Day, end-of-school stuff, etc... I'm finally making life changes that I LOVE! I still struggle with water (only 16 - 32 oz. a day) and exercise. Since going to the gym is not an option for me I decided to use what God gave me-my neighborhood. So when my daughter's battery stopped working on her barbie jeep (she rides it while I walk) I got very discouraged. I decided to try something new until we can get it fixed. I'm going to run the steps on my front porch. I have about 10 - 12 steps that will give me a pretty good workout. I am going to start tonight! Sure hope I do it and keep it up. So far, I have still lost a total of 8 - 9 pounds since March 9. So what if it's not 9 pounds in 10 days-it's a life change and it's woth WEIGHT-ing for!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Weigh In

I know for a fact there will be no change in the scales for me. I have not started off the May Challenge on a very good start. I am at a point where I have got to start moving more (along with drinking water). Since going to the gym is not an option for me I decided I had to use what God gave me-my neighborhood so when the battery went out in my daughter's barbie jeep (she drives it while I walk) I got very discouraged. I came up with a new idea that I am going to try. I'm going to run my front steps (about 10 - 12) for 10 minutes, 3 times a week if I can make it-Ha. I really hope I can get "the eye of the tiger" back!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Back on Track

OK, so I have had a hard time to getting back on tract this past week! I am going to do my official weigh-in next Tuesday (since I got started late) so i will be on the same page as the rest of you. Right now my weakness is still water! I thought maybe if I wrote about it I would be more committed. So maybe I can still do some good before Tuesday!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Day I Have Benn Weight-ing For

This post will not have much to do with the May Challenge but since I don't have my other blog started yet I want to write about my Mother's Day. Saturday after my daughter's ballet recital (so cute!) i got a day to myself. I headed to the mall and went to all the places I love to go. Got some great deals then ended up at Barnes and Noble just sitting down and reading! To top it off I got home to a spaghetti supper! Then Sunday I got a gift card to one of my favoite stores and got to go use it right after our lunch at O'Charley's. I only had ONE piece of bread and did pretty good with Weight Watchers. This was a day (and a half) that I had been weight-ing for! Thank you to my wonderful husband. What a blessing he is and my three wonderul children. I think feeling good emotionally will help greatly with staying on track for the May Challenge!

Happy Mother's Day to all 3 of you who might read this!-Ha

Friday, May 11, 2007

Weigh-ing In

Well, I got on the scales today. I was surprised that I had only gained 1 pound after eating out a lot for the past 2 weeks (my trip to KY and my conference). Thank God for Applebees. Their Weight Watchers menu is great. So today I have had 32 oz. of water so far but no exercise. Of course with Mother's Day coming up I will have to watch it!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The Challenge

I started this blog becasue of the weight loss challenge on the web site www.talesfromthescales.net. I'm hoping this will give me some accountability. My goal is to lose a total of 15 pounds. My weight has not been a big problem I just want to lose the baby weight that has jumped on me for the past 12 years and 3 babies later. My ultimate goal is to be healthy. So, now that I am back from my conference I will officially start tomorrow. Can't "weight" until September to see what happens.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Have You Lost Weight?

These are the magic words that any woman loves to hear! Someone asked me that yesterday and even though I only have one person reading this right now (thanks, Jodi) I want to write about it to keep me excited and accountable. It have been a crazy week and this morning the scales had crept up a little. Today I leave for a conference so here is my game plan:
Thursday, May 10 I will start:
1. drinking water (if I drink too much at the confernce I will spend the whole time in the bathroom)
2. exercise
3. writing down what I eat
4. start my new blog and get the word out about my blogs to family and friends

So, guess I will be weight-ing to get going on the May challenge a little late but that is what has been so good about weight watchers for me. It works and I can jump right back into it after too much celebration!

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Wow! I finally did it. I started a blog and there is only one thing that could get me to do it-losing weight. After 3 children and turning 40 I wanted to really change my life by eating healthy and losing weight. Well, I turned 41 in March and finally I have lost about 8 pounds by doing Weight Watchers. I have also been taking vitamins, doing a little bit of exercise (hopefully that will get better), and eating better. I'm really hoping this blog will help. The weight-ing game is all about being patient with losing weight. It takes time. We must wait to see our results! I am tired of hearing about losing a pound a day or 10 pounds in 9 days, or whatever the latest plan is offering. So for now, I will settle with losing slowly, about 1 pound a week, and keeping it off! I'm really excited more about blogging about my life in general. I want to be able to look back and recover those wonderful moments that I have not recorded so far in a journal.