Thursday, February 14, 2013


Has it really been a month since I checked in here? I thought I was only a week behind. Not like me to be so disorganized. Ok, it's actually totally like me! I am definitely a work in progress. I seem to continue having the same struggles week after week. Can you say slow learner?? That's me. Last weigh in: 173.5 this week: 172.0 -------------------------- - 1.5 As long as I keep heading in the right direction, I will call it success. I am wearing clothes I haven't worn for years and also wearing things I never thought I would...skinny jeans, anyone? Slow and steady wins the race. That's my mantra for today.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Checking in

This week was better, but I am still struggling to master some of my bad habits. I did some meal planning over the weekend and I know it always helps when I have a plan. It has been unseasonably cold here (actually cold, not cool) and that is definitely impacting my water intake. So, some measurable goals for the week are: *Drink 6 glasses of water per day. *Take lunches and snacks with me each day. *Do exercise video 3 times this week. Last week: 174.5 Today: 173.5 ---------- Total -1.0

Monday, January 7, 2013

In the New Year

I have been absent for over a month. Life got busier and I didn't make this eating journey a priority. My last weigh in was 176.0 Today I weigh in at 174.5 -------- Total I am down. -1.5 I am actually encouraged by this because I have not been tracking, not drinking much water and definitely have been making some terrible food choices from time to time. Today is the day that I am back at it. I have had a healthy breakfast am making a lunch and snacks for work so that I do not sabotage myself out of convienince when hungry. Happy New Year! Here's hoping that 2013 is the year that I master this eating healthy battle.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The eating holiday

Well, I made it through Thanksgiving. We tried to set up the menu with healthy options. I stuck with turkey and veggies and ate the low points dessert I made. I had one bite of my favorite pie. One bite is a real victory as I am the type that has difficulty pushing it away after the first taste. I have been, however, failing in the water and exercise department. So, these are my main areas to work on this week: -drink more water -get some exercise Last week: 177.5 Today: 176.5 -------- Total: - 1.0

Monday, November 19, 2012

Still at it

I havent checked in for a while. I really want to keep a record here for my own reflection. I weighed in today at 177.5. This is a total loss of 12 pounds. I am feeling good about it and it feels as though I have made some positive changes so far. While I have had ups and downs and wavering commitment levels, I feel as though I have made some positive changes in my eating. I have made better choices even at the times when I felt like it didnt matter. I pray that these changes stick for a lifetime and continue to bring about more lasting change.

Monday, October 29, 2012

this week

Well, I am really struggling to get my feet under me in this weight loss journey.  Last week I lost momentum and did a poor job in tracking and drinking water.  A couple of times I made poor food choices and I didn't even care.  Not good.

With that being said, here are the weigh in results:
Last week:     180.0
Today:           181.0
               gain     1.0

Goals for this week:
*Journal all my eating

I hope to be back next week with some victories to report.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Where I am at...

I forgot to write last week and I really want to have a record of this journey.  So here are the weigh in results for weeks 4 and 5:

previous week:   184.0
last week:           182.0
                            -2.0  pounds

last week:           182.0
today:                 180.0
                             -2.0 pounds

Yay!  Beginning weight 189.5, so that's a 9.5 pound loss.  It has taken me a long time to get here, but I feel like I am getting better at this each week.  I am looking for lifestyle change, so slow and steady can get me there! (I sometimes have to remind myself as I watch the scale...)