Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I had a re-inforcement this weekend about how I can NEVER stop going to WW- or thinking about what i eat etc... I crossed paths during a visit to my old town, with a few people that used to go to WW when I lived there all 3 of them stopped going to meetings and all 3 have gained.... I really believe in the process, and have written off wednesday nigths as MY time for me going to meetings!!! I have also started working 1 meeting a month at the scales to help, cuz there isn't enough lifetimers to cover it..
in anycase- I'm feeling great about my body, my progress and my future- I'm packing for my upcomgin cruise in 16 days- from Ft Lauderdale and I'll be gone for 19.... I have this plan in my head that I'm going to use this down time from work and hubby to WORK OUT a lot while on the ship...just like biggest loser- when they can work out ALLLLLLL day :) ??? hubby and I are going to the dominican republic for new years- so perhaps then if I can reach my goal of 65 lost, I'll let myself PARTY :) ???
like I said i'm having a debate...we'll see....
hope all is well with you !!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
oh right-- it can be easy... it you FOLLOW the plan :)
I'm excited- i'm totally on track to loose 60 by my trip!!! YIIIppppeee
been curling again, thats been fun and also walk/running with the doggeee
have a good one..
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
great day- good times...
hope your having a god day to :)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I'm pep talking myself today- to get focused, have a clean weekend and post a loss on wednesday...
this week as seen me take up CURLING- a great canadian sport eh? I could NOT beleieve how sore my legs were from all the bending and crouching, my instructor was laughing cuz I was pretty gung-ho on throwing more and more, and the next day my legs and left hip were telling me I shouldn't have pushed so hard.... ANYWAYS.... I'm going to like that, after our first game on wednesday my abbs were sore from the sweeping motion- which I was thinking was cool..
Wednesday are going to be a little busy as I got my WW meeting untill 7 and then curling starts at 7:30--and they are 20 mins apart...and i recently also have been asked to work at WW as a community helper...which was AWESOME.. i did it once before , worked the scales- and I found it really interesting and helpful- to see first hand how other members react to the scale and how they let it rule there whole days attitude...
in anycase- anyone who reads this- I'm hoping your having a fabulous weekend!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
out the door and it was just dripping then after 1 minute it was a down pour .... It made me laugh as I was jog walking ... Thinking how the rain doesn't care what you look like- it actually makes you look worse dripping hair soggy clothes but I stayed out there... Kept going and My dog loved me for it....and My body loved me also!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
at this very moment-- I feel rejunvinated, alive, motivated, keen to go again... i WISH I COULD BOTTLE THIS feeling up and save for tomorrow :)
just took pic on left tonight --- click here to see others--
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I want this, I really like they way I felt losing as much as I have--- why can't I keep it up???
its frusterating that I do this to myself, I wouldn't even go to WW on wednesday cuz i knew I was up and didn't really have a good reason why...??? i just felt like eating bad?? I'm sure the lady at the scale would have loved that one...
so here's to a new week- I'm going to cruise a few blogs, and read some posts on the WW board...and GET back on track- right now.... maybe even go for a walk...
I'm posting this picture as a reminder of where I have come from....
I'm going to have to get hubby to take a more recent pic... all I know is- i'm never going back to that
so after reading some blogs- i realized even more that I need to get out of the pity party adn get going... and I did have a good weekend in so many other ways:
- took dog for 2 walks
- made 1 pt mini spanikopitas
- did DH's laundry
- did my laundry
- took doggie to the beach for swim and stick chasing
- visited with friends on friday night
- cleaned the house
- organized some boxes of old stuff
- sent bags of clothes etc to thrift store....
I can do this- Its not rocket science.... i CAN and will be positive and back on track :)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
yes thats right-- I've been on WW for over 1 year-- approx 53 weeks, I attended 46 meetings and lost 43 pds....hmmm perhaps there IS a corelation between going to the meetings and loosing :)
just blogging to keep acountable- hopefully able to get out and see some other blogs soon..
Going on my cruise in 80 days wooooo woooo
Sunday, August 24, 2008
now a new goal--- nov 30 heading on a 8day and 6day cruise in the carribean!!!
must get cuter for bathing suits :)
I'm going to try and get back on here more-- Summer has been hard to want to sit and write/read...
Monday, August 4, 2008
-golf injury- lead to no golfing/walking golf course- lead to disapointed/depressed feeling
-wento vancouver to look at new car for husband- lead to stressed feeling about money, and eating bad/yummy vancouver food
-Summer Sea Fest party at friends- lead to alcohol and food binge
-Went Running- SPRAINED MY ANKLE-- which has lead to barely any movement due to pain, depressed and a continuation of my bad habits.
-went to WW gained, went to grocery store to buy all 'good' food, did really well was totally motivated- then as days progressed veggeis started going rotten and then we left for vancouver
-Picked up MOther - in- law from Vancouver and spent a couple days playing tourist- which lead to bad eating and minor stress...
SO now, it is a stat holiday in my province...I have a extra day off to clean out the fridge, establish a plan and hopefully (its been 7 days since sprain) go out for a run or some type...
I realized in this time since my last post- I need this blog, to be accountable, to expressing my feelings to continue on my journey!!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
in anycase feelin kinda bummed, full tummy of bad food and sleepy...hope your weekend was better then mine!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I golfed 18holes friday, had golf lesson sat, sun and then played 13 holes tuesday and 7 holes today...
Ran (and sweat like a pig) on sunday...it was hot...I needed water, I had to drag my dog...soo not so sure how I'm going to keep it up...but we'll see...
this week I really want to to well- just started TOM...so we'll see how that affects next week's WI... I'm almost thinking that I lose a little just before, however in the past I was pretty sure I gained before...anyways.. If I eat really well this week I'm pretty sure that I can beat any weight gain I may or may not be due for!!!
hope your all having a good week- this weekend my aunt and uncle are coming for a visit to play golf--- yippeee gunna be fun
Sunday, July 6, 2008
So today is my second golf lessons (loving it- hit my 9 iron 100yards yesterday- which was an accomplishment)...anyways...and going for my Week 7 session 3 run today of run 4 walk 1 8 times..... hopefully its not going to be TOOO HOT...
hope you all are having a super-fabulous weekend!?!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
hope everyone else is off to a good week!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I get a little cocky
but in anycase...its on to another week- I'm up about 5 pds on the scale this afternoon...but some fibre, water and veggies should get me back on track...my legs are soo sunburnt that I can't barely walk as when the skin moves/jiggles etc it HURTS...so no run for me tonight, however I'm sweating just sitting in my house
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
SO I'm focused, I'm ready to take on the rest of the summer, do some more races, to be fit, to eat healthy and lose 10 pds this summer...
as you can see my next focus isn't to loose hit 50pds lost...its to loose 10 pds this summer.....
that sounds attainable doesnt it??
this weekend I'm heading to the lake for some R&R, Kareokee and a couple jello shooters... should be fun...I didn't go running tonight but plan to get in one before I leave for the lake...and atleast 2 more before next WI...
also I got the WW newsletter this month and I saw the success story-- Christina-she rocks... her story is SO similar to mine that I wish I could find out more about her journey... reading her story gives me hope :) seeing her before pic-reminds me of my before pic (except mine is MUCH WORSE-like 30pds) ..and inspires me for a great after pic like hers
hears to Christina!! CHEERS
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
in anycase I drakn like 3 L of water, ate responsibly and played 13holes of golf and did my walk/jog routine for 42 mins.... Today will be another responsible eating day and hopefully some more exercise if my body can handle it-- I'm sore this AM...usually i only play 9 holes- but it was twilight and you pay one price and can play as many as you like.... I was soo close to the 40pd lost that now I"m really quite disappointed in myself for letting myself act like such a hog
in good news- I received quite a few compliments from family members as to how much I've lost- so that was an up- but not enough to keep me from strappin on the feed bag and going to town....grrr
anyways- new day, new week, new motivation......
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
But it frustereates me to see myself in pictures sometimes..still...I should have readied myself better- pulled my shirts down, push my hat back, tilted my chin out....but I didnt and thats WHO i am....ohwell- I'll look better next time :)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I broke my goal... I figured I could do it in 45mins...so that was my goal...and I did... I secretly had hoped I could finish in 35...but hey- something to strive for :) my pace increased per km approx 45secods which was really good... so I'm pumped, excited and loving life :)
Friday, June 13, 2008
Looking very much forward to my RUN TONIGHT.... 5k here i come...since I know I won't be able torun the entire thing...my run on my "program" is supposed to be run 3 mins walk 1 minute....so that is the strategy I will use to get through the race...
my goals is to complete in 40mins...with pace from the 8k I should be able to do in 45..and I'd like to thing that my pace will have improved since then so I'd REALLY like to complete in 35-40mins...but we'll see...
WI was god this week...nothing to exciting- it was just in the proper direction :)
have a super one- i'll post this weekend
Thursday, June 12, 2008
This lady is FABULOUS...
The PastaQueen lost 192 pounds...on her own. No program or anything. She just got healthy. She has an amazing blog. She's written a new book about her weight loss called Half Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir and is having a contest to give it and some other cool stuff away.
WOOWOO I love success stories, maybe one day I'll be one to :)
Sunday, June 8, 2008
then went out for my jog.walk...it was tiring and hard- there was 2 intervals that my legs were cramped soo bad I stop running 15 -25 seconds early but for the most part I DID IT....
playing golf with the work guys tomorrow nigth and with the construction buddies on wednesday... its going to be a gooood weekkk.
hope yours is to!
weekend and last week was a little slow- recovering from birthday festivities....gained 3 pds after the previous weeks 4 pd loss... al ittle frustereating but seems to be my pattern- I loose...then gain cuz I get cocky...so then I was trying better thsi week but then got sidetracke...so today , tomorrow and tuesday and wednesday will be back on track..going grocery shopping, going running with the doggie- doing laundry and cleaning the house...
the 5km is the "Longest Day 5k" not sure why its called that- but its a fundraiser for juvenille diabetes... so should be good- it has the race timing chip so I can get an accurate pace timing to see my improvement over the 8k in May...
looking forward to an active summer- if this frekin weather will clear up...
Talk to you later
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
I've fallen a bit back in to my "i lost weight last week therefore I can cheat this week" routine which atleast I've identified....I don't like it- and I have a hard time convincing myself in the heat of the "i want ice cream" moment...but I'll just have to pay the consequence and it should teach me... I'm sooooo close to 40 pds lost that I really should be focused on getting there but sometimes- life happens...
I'm noticing that I'm pushing myself a little too hard on the running- on thursday night- my legs were aching, and I was dragging my but...so I'm going to have to start following the program directions and take days off in between and rest- perhaps incorporate some other type of exercise on the "non-running days"
I"ve also noticed that my arms are getting really flabby- I'm thinking that they are losing a little weight but without and resistance training specifically they are getting 'loose' so today I'm goingto dig out my thera-band (big sheet of elactic) and incorporate some bicep curls, tricep extenstions and just some generaly arm momvements to see if that can help!!
enjoy the weekend!!
oh right- tomorrow we are going to wlak into the skookumchuk rapids to see the extreme tide which should be nice- hopefullyl I"ll have pictures!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
got 32 activity points this past week...journalled every day...there must be a reason they ask you to do that on WW (oh yeah-- cuz it works :) hahaha)
anyways I just got home from the indiana jones movie (very good by the way) and must head to bed...I just wanted to pat myself on the back for my little loss this week
There is another girl at my meeting that started right around me and she hit 40 tonight--so thats a kick in the butt to keeeeep going.....one day at a time!!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I measured myself today in total in all the places I measure I"m down 16 inchs and in waist, hips, bust etc around 2-3 in each place and bicep and calf 1 each... WOOOO WOOO
now its off to healthy grocery shop and try on some new smaller sized clothes!!!!!
Friday, May 23, 2008
For my american friends- enjoy your long weekend, we had ours this past weekend- so I'm on the short work week (and loving it).... I'm debating leaving work early (because I'm the boss I can...hehehe)
I got another 2 compliments today...I LOVE IT.... woo woo...
Thursday, May 22, 2008
WI last night wasn't so great...however I'm feeling fabulous!! my legs are strong, I bought some pants in a store WITH OUT plus size on the sign (the same pants I bought came in sixe 2-18 YIPPEee), had a great weekend visiting friends, etc etc... been out running alot with the doggie, went for a early AM walk...
my food isn't as great as I'd like- so my WW leader was giving me a pep talk last night and my goals is to journal 4 days this week (and obviously stay within my points) and exercise etc. I really wanted to have lost 40 by my birthday JUNE 1 however life happens and I need to celebrate the small victories instead...I still could possibly make it by the WI of the 4th however going out and exercising 4 days a week is more important...
Check out my NSV blog for a picture of fear I conquered...
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
my new journey/weight loss moto- is just going to do this 2 streetlight posts at a time....
that is my plan... that keeps me going, that keeps my wanting to do more....
this week has been busy at work...and with the jogging etc...
I attended a sports bra clinic this week aswell- it was for a line of bras from Moving Comfort and there are bras for all shapes and sizes ---even ME... and we learned you should replace your sports bra pretty much every time you buy new running shoes, it is THAT important, to have proper suport etc....I couldn't decide which ones I wanted (There were 2) so I bought both.... the fiona and mia they work pretty darn good and "Never win anything" lucky me I won the draw!!! yippee...so I get eh $100 credited back to my credit card--- or can go on a little shoping spree at the store...
Today we are going to a wedding for my husbands old boss....its seems like it should be interesting- it starts at 4pm and the invitation says "refreshments to follow" and its in her parents yard..... so I'm thinking it shouldn't be too bad of a food issue- we'll be heading to vancouver sooon....
Last night I planted my HANGING BASKETS wooo woo I'll try and get a pick to post--it was fun
WI was NOT fun this week- up 3...but its TOM, and I with all the exercise I've been eating more...so I had planned on getting back on track first thing thursday AM...however its saturday morning and I've yet to write in a journal or count a point...
I'll get on that...
Sunday, May 4, 2008
today my hubby and I did the "Vancouver Marathon- XLR8K"....it took me like 1hr and 15mins but I did some jogging and walking woo woo.....
in other news (wow- what to talk bout it has been soooooooo long)
Since the 20th of April I attended a conference in Victoria for work....partied like a college student for 3 nights in a row- networked, learned, mingled had a great time.... on the 26th I came home to help with the contractors appreciation day at my new community centre- followed by a great dinner and then followed from some bad behaviour on my part, I ended up heading out for drinks with some of the guys from the construction company untill 4 in the morning, that did NOT go over well with my hubby... I'm still in the doggie house...
Then with all the late nights I got SICK...with a mega cold....ick...so I've been laying low when I'm not at work...
then friday and saturday went into vancouver early to help celebrate a really good friend form university's 30th birthday day!!! which was fun, then to yuk yuks last night and thentoday the 8k.... WOW...its been busy...
in all the business I made it to WW this past wednesday and lost 9.2pds of the 10 I gained from vacation which was some good news...
this week has been off with the sickness...and today after the race I PIGGED OUT....but thats all good... I'm going to see my councellor tomorrow for the 2nd time and hubby and I are talking a bit more...
hope all is well if your worlds :)
Sunday, April 20, 2008
There was some questions in my comments about how things were going (in regards to my meltdown before V-cay) so here is the personal life update..... Hubby and I have had many great conversations about my needs, his needs, what we can do to meet those needs etc etc....we are working on it...I've also started taking an anti-depressent which I'm not sure what effect its having on my yet.... but also had my first visit to a councellor on Friday....the Counsellor wasn't all the excited that I was on the anti-d's however said to keep taking if I wanted...I began to spill my life to her in the 1hour session we had...we are meeting againg in 2 weeks and in the meantime I'm to work on "un-winding" and de-stressing and doing things I enjoy doing and also trying to "be present" I have a real issue with being soo busy I don't pay attention to my husband or listen to an employee cuz I'm always thinking forward to the next item on the list... which in turn stresses me out.... so I'm a work in progress...
Hubby had to go to vancouver yesterday for a workshop so today is our first day off together since vcay-- so I better stop blogging and go be a good wife and hang out and chat....
I'll be in touch_ I'm slowly making my way to all you "commenters" a greatly appreciate that you check in on me!!
*hugs* to all
Thursday, April 17, 2008
the thing I'm finding frusterating is my messed up relationship with food....I always want to eat...I'm really trying to listen to my tummy - "are you hungry"? but I seem to eat in a pattern, last night after WW I was notactaully hungry but I had convinced myself that is was 7:30pm and that I'd better eat dinner... I never stop eating when I'm full- I don't know when that is...the only time it would stop me is when I've eaten so much i feel as I would vomit.... I also notice while on our variety of diferent flights that I do eat when bored...and almost any "pain" I feel in my tummy area I mis-read as "hunger".... my goal this week is to be more in tune with what is really going on....
wish me luck!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I'm glad to be back- sortof.... my work should be at a normal persons pace, i see the counsellor on friday and I'm on like day 8 of taking my anti-depressents...I can't tell any difference (I don't think) yet....but I'll keep taking...
hope everyone out there is keeping well!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
So if you've been reading my blog for a long time- you will know I've been under incredible stress from work....the culmination of that stress happened this weekend with the opening of my new facility....Last night after work...I came home and blurted out to my husband that I didn't like marriage and I wasn't sure what to do..... outta nowhere- this comment came to me, I've been working longlong hours and am looking forward to vacation which is happening on Monday.... but I guess I've been having second thougths about being married- since I have soo many responsibilites at work- for some strange reason I don't seem to want the responcibility of being in a relationship.,,??? Whats wrong with me.... now I've hurt my hubby's feelings as he's always supported me....but I'm just wondering if I'm jsut overwhelmed with everything- or what... I really want to just run away and hide.... ahhh
Tonight is WW- I still havn't decieded if I will go....I'm pretty sure I'm up- its been a HELL of a week and I ate Mcdonalds at 2pm (still can't get over a minor comfort eat)....
I've made myself an appointment with the DR (i went a while back and told him I was having a hard time dealing with stress- and he told me to come back later--- its now later) and I'm waiting to hear back from the EFAP people with the name of a counsellor in my area.... the hardest part about all this is that my messed up head is causing someone else pain (my hubby)... my boss sent me home from work for the rest of the week untill my vacation to allow me some time to get my head straight--- however i feel bad leaving work before tying up all the loose ends (even though I've pretty much worked my A$$ off and I'm pretty sure work is what caused all of this).....
in anycase- I need to be strong- figure out what is bugging me and get it worked out- the look on my hubbys face this morning when he asked me if he should start looking for a place to live truly broke my heart..
***** SCALE UPDATE. Down 5.6 and hubby is taking me out for dinner....wish us luck***
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Have a great day---I havn't seen the Easter Bunny around here yet- thats a good thing- fatten someone else up eh? :)
OFF TOPIC_ does anyone know how to find google reader anymore? Its disappeared?---FIGURED IT OUT>>> JUST DIDN"T HAVE PROPER SITE BOOKMARKED>>> I"M BACK IN NOW!
Friday, March 21, 2008
it is my 12th day in a row and most have been 10-13hrs.... I'm going on vacation April 7th and will REALLY need the relaxation :)
Take Care and have a super duper duper easter weekend!!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
however i've really gotta watch myself the rest of this week- with all the construction managers, project managers etc around I've had lots of out for lunchs and dinners and even some drinks...
so today SAT-- i'm cleaning up and eating better....
all the way to Wednesday :)
hope everyone elses week etc is going well....
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
ok..I'm over it...however tonight i was TRYING to be that good "healthy" lifestyle girl I know I should be...however I literally (no exaggerating) was gagging on the veggies... i tried to do the good thing I bought frozen veggies (cauliflower, broccaoli, carrots) put some seasoning on them, put them in the microwave (for the amount of time recommended) and attempted to eat them with my meatloaf... DH was havbing tattertots and I was going to have these freekin veggies... THey seemed to cool down faster then the meatloaf and just the smell of the caluiflower was making me ill... Soo.... I cried a little/had a mini tantrum (had bad day at work) then had some salad instead...
perhaps I should eat them raw? I don't knwo what was wrong but man that was bad!!
in other news I put some more pics on my other blog... if your interested.... it also is where I'm trying to figure out why pictures are so different/unflattering...
anyways have a GREAT WEEK
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
my food choices were NOT so great today..but I got my exercise in...tomorrow is going to be a very difficult day at work...probably a very long day aswell- the lunch meeting I'm attending is having food brought in... MUST try to have the will power to make good choices!!
Take Care y'all
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Thursdays I usually slack on my breakfasts "since I have all week to get back on track" however today I made my 2 point Whey Gourmet sTrawberry banana smoothie (from PVL NUtrition) with an added teaspoon of fibre sure.....and am off to the races...
Today I have to meet the local politicians and give them a behind the scenes tour of my new COmmuinty Centre and Arena...should be interesting- politicians (especially from different municipalities) like to try and put staff on the spot by asking ridiculous questions...So...we'll see how that goes...
I have to head to another Board COmmittee meeting from 1pm-5ish...so today I don't get much time to actually do my work- but just entertain the board...so we'll see how it goes. I anticipate to get Subway for lunch...but maybe I'll grab a lean cusine-- it might be safer (the garuntee of food at work- instead of relying on going out to get subway-- there is never enough time!)
Anyways hopeall is well for you--
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I have mixed emotions over my WI at WW tomorrow...I'm ready to face the music...and actually I'm pretty darn proud of myself of regaining some control over my eating etc...my job is very stressful right now- I'm about to open a 12.8million dollar community centre and arena, balance a 3million dollar operating budget for some other facilities, make board presentations, hire staff, attend evening meetings, get scrutinized by the community/user groups etc, work 50hrs a week... i'm under alot of pressure- however I'm still finding time to go for a "wog" with the dog and eat pretty well... not sure what the scale will say but hey--- life happens :)
Take Care 'all-- i"m going to watch Biggest loser woo woo LOVE THAT SHOW
Friday, February 15, 2008
totally sidetracked off the program...work, life in general
no excuses- there are many days I could have choosen better but didn't
I didn't make it to WW this week as I had an evening meeting that went right through the time...
but heres to tomorrow as a new day...
Sunday, February 10, 2008
but thats not going to happen- I've got a high paying day job that will get in the way!!!
SO really back to reality I must face the fact I had a 3pd gain on Wed Feb 6---in all the frenzy of trying out for idol, I negected to post about it, write about it or come up with a game plan...So here I am now Sunday Feb 9 and I've not been eating on progam for 1weekand 1/2....so unless I get wrking on it I could be up another couple pds this WED....so no- its not going to happen...I'm adding fibre to every possible thing I eat (bought some fibresure that mixes in with food), goingto take my Maggie-Dog on atleast 1-2mile walk/jog or 2 smaller ones...and plan all my food for the next 3 days....get into the real world, and get loseing again!!
*hugs* to all for the nice comments on my idol day....it was an experience, that I will remember forever....
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I'll be posting updates here through out the day since Ill have no-one to talk too!!
I arived at metrotownat 730am got in line up....met another 'older' person (26)...we've been doing the wave on camera...there is ssoooo many people and really we havnt moved in the line yet...ohwell its the experience...
So by around 930am we finally got our numbers --- i was 2073.... we waited and waited....then finally around 12pm my number got called... they walked us out of the mall- across the street and into some holding trailiers...then we went on our group of 5 to the producer...
Well my groups was interesting and only one of us got the yellow ticket to the next round...she brought her guitar in and played it while singing..
After singing "I love and rock roll" ...she critiqued us all togehter and started by saying this is just a TV show and they are casting certain people, after 6 seasons they know what they are looking for etc etc...I was told I sounded pretty good, I should have made more eye contact, was a little nervous and not really what they were looking for at this time... I felt like saying-- is that becuase I'm fat....but I refrained...it was funny- I was the oldest person there (the age limit is 28) and the only girl that got beyond round one in my group was a 17 y/o blonde girl...hmmmm I guess she is what they are looking for..
in all it was an eventful day---good personal growth experience to go and be brave with all those hundreds of people!!
Reminder to all- go and take your chance on what you want to to!!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wish me luck!!!
This has been a top secret mission- my husband 2 co-workers and my dad know-- thats it....and of course all of you my good bloggin buddies!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Since scale junkie changed the rules- I'm back in the game... woo woo woo....I've committedd to checking everyone's blog that posts a comment on mine (to be honest- I think is slightly rude when you post comments on blogs and you never see them visit yours) ANYWAYS...support is great in whatever form it takes...I will also be randomly checkin various blogs VIA mr linky.... when the chance arrises- it may take me all week but I'm gonna do it
This week has been difficult- I just couldn't get it together foodwise, yesterday my TOM arrived which sorta explained the weird cravings, back pain, thirst....anyways I'm pretty sure I'll be up at my meeting tomorrow night (wed WI) but I'll posta bout that later.....I'm committed to a strick program this upcoming week- I REALLY need to win the mini-challege with my husband (we set up a valentines challenge since Jan- currently I"m winning however if he actually tries he could probably kick my butt)
I'm heading off to my hometown tonight to visit a friend who is here from Australia...getting sick and have a big day at work- actually I may not even make it back in time for my meeting we'll see it has been snowing all night- the drive could be treaterous
Take Care all and have a Healthy WEEK!!
Monday, February 4, 2008
however- I've just come down with a cold, want the comfort soup (had chicken noodle) and now going to have a Neocitran and head to bed...I can NOT let this cold get me sidetracked I was sick in Vovember for 3 weeks and it toally stalled out my WL...
So I will go to bed early- I won't let this get me down....
Yee-haw---yes thats me, umm probably around 275 2006 year at the Rodeo being a judge...YEEE HAww....
IN OTHER NEWS>... I received my responce from Scale Junkie re: withdrawing from the Healthy You Challenge....she is leaving me on the blog roll and I can check in when I can...so you havn't seen the last of this girly!!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Its Superbowl day *rolls eyes* however I wil be watching the commercials on our 47inch LCD tv in high definition (I think that is the only reason my DH bought it a couple weeks ago!!!) hopefully no bad snacks...I'm going to go for a walk here before my dad and stepmom come over..
Hope your superbowl sunday is full of fun!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
we'll see- here on the coast if you don't like the weight just wait an hour...so We'll see in a couple of hours the sun could be out and I'll be dancing in the streets!!!
Friday, February 1, 2008
I had a hellish week at work....but the footloose and fancy free feeling of the weekend coming up makes it all worth while... there really isn't anything special planned but I get some me time....going to jog/walk my doggie and hang with the hubby and be on program... sounds good to me!!
HOpe your having a great week and into the weekend....
I need another drink :)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I'll be checking in on your guys-- since your already in my google reader!!! I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing the positive changes with you all in the near future!!
Thank-you Scale Junkie for putting this together, you rock!!
Much appreciated :)
In other news- we got hit with a SNOW STORM last night.... i la la la la love snow...growing up in this Seattle-type climate when we get snow I get GIDDY....they ever close school here :) however my employees couldn't make it in to work and since I live close by I had to go and open the pool this morning for the other staffers that could make it.. I was there at 5:30am and got home a few minutes ago and am now working on some reports for a deadline tomorrow...
Tomorrow is WW....I'm pumped, I don't think I'm going to loose MUCH...however I hope it will be a really good meeting and hoping to get some more training on the scales etc...
I'll keep you posted....
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I very much dislike monday mornings...espceially since DH has MOnday off, while I must pry myself outta bed he gets to cuddle in and sleep some more...however tomorrow I'm not going to try and be as quiet as in the past cuz this saturday on my day off he woke me up at 6am...so my 7am monday will be payback...
Other then not wanting to get out of bed, I never like all the voicemails and e-mails that await me on Monday....spend most of the morning trying to sort through them....however its the start of a new week/fresh break from the weekend...
Today DH said "you know what we havn't done in awhile"... "go out for breakfast..." I was like YEAH we havn't....mostly because I can't control myself at breakfast restauratns, so since WW its been off limits.... but anyways we went...and true to form I pig-ished out.... 2 eggs, 2 bacons, 3 french toasts w syrup, 2 peices of brown buttered toast....but I saved my day by only eating an apple in the afternoon, and then a 3point chicken breast and lots of homemade greek salad with no feta.....
My neighbor is training to be a message therapist she offered to give me a massage....which was nice...
in all it was a good weekend- it snowed a little which si always exciting..
HAVE A GREAT WEEK
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I've managed to get on 4-40 mins walks this week....
Last night re-motivated me as I was getting my training as community helper at the meeting...I weighed people in and provided information for those at the scale...it was AWESOME...
I'm totally not letting myself get discouraged with the small loss this week- only a motivation to do better next week.... hope your all doing well- I intend to catch up with you all today... *hugs*
I apologize for the late check-in on the healthy you challenge...My WI is wednesday and I don't have a scale at home...
wow- just opend my google reader and I have 429 posts to catch up on...its at this point I wonder if I should bow out of the challenge and go this alone..... I'll do my best to check them all and then make a decision to leave or stay....I really truely have enjoyed meeting you all but I need whatever free time i have to exercise and meal plan not sitting for hours on my butt checkin blogs....
now 2 hrs later and 1 load of laundry.. I'm at 338 to read....
now 1 hr later (and another load of laundry) and I'm at 312 to read...but filing through Mr Linky...I"m thinking I'm going to abolish google reader and then just do the Mr Linky checkin for all my fellow challengers....I usually scroll back a couple of messages on there blogs to see what is going on... we'll see
hope your all doing well...
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
I really hope your days are going better then mine... I just don't feel like myself!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
all I can say- is TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY....and I sure hope your day was better then mine!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
yipppee-- in other exciting news because my new community is small they have a very hard time getting lifetimers to work there- so my leader asked me if i would like to be a community helper for hte meetings in the future and help weigh in people----- totally AWESOME... my hidden desire is to be a WW Leader-- as one of my goals in life is to be a motivational speaker, so this little opportunity is a step in that direction!!
WOOWOOO hope everyone else is doing well!
Talk to you soon
miss print in my book its supposed to me 25.6 looks like 28
and if anyone knows what the 25 thingy is (I'm thinking its and "anchor" to add to my 10% keychain ---- when I finally get it!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
The close friends I do have have heard me mention before that I was "trying to loose weight" becuase we only talk on the phone/facebook they don't really need to know untill I've got some great pics etc.....
So as for censoring my blog on things I say...because this job and my last job were in local government- I have had to watch what I say only because I'm paid for by the taxpayers blah blah blah...so the work venting may have to be at a minimun...I've made my locations etc a bit more annoymous (sure wish I could spell that word- is is right?)
in any case I will tell how my day REALLy was...oh my goodness....we'll we're trying to finalize our budgets for operating the new recreation facilities in this region....and we're like 400,000 over what they predicted 2 yrs ago....so we're trying to scrimp and save and justify and adjust and I'm soooooo freeking sick of excel documents... one of my other challenges is that I'm the only girl in the management team (4 others, male 3-50+, 1- 40+) so I end up doing the "skirt" work...usually coordiating the presentations and entering the data from the discussions...which I don't mind cuz I'm a little bit of a control freak!!! ANYWAYs its been very overwhelming and today the meeting when from 8am-12:30pm and all I had to eat was 2points of weight control oatmeal....man was I cranky....then I had to speed off to the pool I manage to enter into a discussion about staff scheduling and how we'll fill a mat leave posting in a place where there aren't very many lifeguards to begin with and how my aquatic coordinators want to stay with a 4 day work week...then I sped back to the office to compile the budget discussions in to 1 fullyl inked functional excel documetn...which I sent to my house to proof before sendign to the treasurer to be scrutinized in our afternoon meeting tomorriw....
grrr--- all I want to do is play on WW boards, facebook and blogs!! but I've gotta work....
in anycase I'll be procrasinating so hopefully I can visit some of your blogs this evening...
I finished off my day with a 6inch turkey sub from subway and 4 timbits- my points are gone and I'm ready for bed!!
Chow for now !!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
My current WL journey is pretty much a secret from all people that I see/spend time with/work with etc....its not that I want it to be secret- But I find it hard to tell people cuz I'm still afraid of failing....so i've not been telling anyone (except DH and some family)...is that healthy? the odd person knows- because they have noticed..
Now I'm even being guarded about what I want to say here- I'm almost nervous that there is so many people reading and checking out my blog-- what if its someone i know and they report back to my boss or people in my town--- is it possible? should I worry? should I try to be more annoymous?
ahhh what to do- this is supposed to be a place for me to share my journey but at the same time I'm censoring how I really feel sometimes....
so in the meantime, I'll keep blogging....but thats always in the back of my mind...
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
grrr.. anyways I may take the dog for a walk- its the least I could do, my tummy feels icky and I feel like I may vomit... walking the dog would help, I gotta go...
hope you all are having a better day then me...
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Also I've "unlocked" my photo page for the next little while--I didn't like the idea of just ANYone seeing my scary pics so if your interested click here
To those on the Shannon's Easter Challenge- I've ben doing my best to visit all of your blogs but some of the links aren't working for my computer- so if you feel left out I havn't made an comments- drop my a comment here and link and I'll book mark you!
Off to walk the DOGGIE!
also I have a post below- that is discussing perception of weight vs sizes....i'm not trying to offend any one- but take a peek if you'd like to
It puzzles me a little to figure out what weight is what size.... I've read MANY blogs in the past couple weeks and its very interesting to me when I see how much someone weighs and the size they are coming or going from...I guess height has ALOT to do with it, but I just wondering how the world see's us (not that I should care but.....I'm curious)
This reminds me of a conversation I walked into between my mom and one of her friends- at the time I was 16 and I was 218 pds (remember cuz i was trying to get under 200)-athletic (played v-ball and basketball)...I heard my moms friend say (who in my memory was very rollie pollie and 'bigger then me') was saying she was soo worried about getting close to 200 pds.... it puzzled me- maybe she was lieing to my mom or her 200 pds looked different then my 200 pds...
I'm 296 at this time and when I was 310 I was Size 22 (a little tight) and now loosly a 22 pant/20 fits a ittybitty tight.
Do I look 300 pds? I know that when I've told people how much I weigh (ones I can trust in the real world) they are shocked....maybe people don't have a good concept of how weight to looks...
Anyone else care to share?
Friday, January 4, 2008
Must also prepare some foods for the week- as its going to be busy....sometimes I wish I was a husband that came home to a prepared meal- however in our house we both work and I still have to pretend to be a good housewife....although DH does some cooking (which is very yummy) and I can do some to.... we really need a housecleaner!!!
anyways I've been falling on and off the wagon this week (got a few bruises) but I'm commited to getting on starting at lunch today.. :) so its onward and downward for the weekend...
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Please don't be offended or upset- my work just got VERY busy and wil for the next couple of weeks I'll be back on 50-60hr weeks not near computer all the time...I'm totally commited to the challenges I've joined, but I may not get to visit your blogs as often as I would like...I'll be trying my best to visit and then posting on here in the evenings.....I"m so excited about the great possibilities out there with these challenges and so pumped to have "met" so many great people so far....Take Care of yourselfs and I'll be around as MUCH as possible...
Today was a pretty good day- however food didn't go so well in the evening, I have to remember to eat more points in the day so I'm not famished by the time I get home and gobble everything up in sight....went grocery shopping with DH- that was good...
Take Care and Happy Friday tomorrow!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
meeting was good tonight, not very busy- guess everyone is waiting for a couple of weeks?!
work was ok- SOOO much to do in preparation for our next facility opening...
So I've been having a pretty postive outlook on my gain- it was my own fault, and i knew I'd be up-- but I have to admit it was VERY defeating to have to change my ticker to the h....igher weight... but onward and upward...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I think I left it too late to eat breakfast- then when I started to eat, I couldn't stop..as well last night they made me take food home from the party- (I'm sure your saying, nobody can make you do anything) but i refused refused and they snuck a tray into my bag....I guess I could have thrown them out once I was home- but I didn't and I ate those....grrrrr
we then tried to go grocery shopping for some healthy stuff- to get this NEW YEAR started...however every freekin grocery store was closed, so we ended up at a pub....
the only redeeming quality of my day was I went for a walk, and got 3 loads of laundry done-- tomorrow is a new day....and tonight is the start of BIggest LOSER!! woo woo new season
My name is Carleen, I live in British Columbia Canada with my husband and dog and cat.
My main goals for the healthy you challenge are:
- Lose and maintain 75 pounds
- Exercise 4 days a week
- Exercise for min of 20 mins each time- increasing to 40mins by Dec.
- Learn not to "romanticize" food. My husband often tells me its all I think about- landmark locations by resataurants, reminese about trips by the food we ate. etc
- Celebrate the little things/enjoy the journey(started this already- set up a secondary blog for my Non-Scale Victories in life- you'll see the link off my main page)
- Stick to my new years resolutions that impact my whole life- not just weight loss
Just an note- I'm doing WW meetings as my method to lose, and I've almost got my husband interested in joining!!!Take Care look forward to hearing about you all!
in other news:
new day new year....I'm had alot of time on my hands the past couple days (my office has closed since the 21)....so i've browsed lots of blogs, snooped lots of boards and in all been gathering many motivating peices of advice.... one that stuck espeically in my head was "i didn't get a chance to eat any sweets but thats ok- it just means I have less weight to loose then" or something like that.... so I'm going to try and approach all my food intake like that- you can have one to taste- then fill up on something good for you- then if you want have another taste- but you don't need to fill up on the superhigh calorie treat everything that goes in, has to be worked off....(that concept may be obvious to some- however it just really made sense to me last night) So yesterday I didn't get as much time to organize as I would have liked so that is today...started my day with a 2 REALLY big glasses of water...(kinda pigged out last night- need the clense)
and i'm off to clean my house?!? fun fun
Links to the past
Fat Prison- seen on a couple different websites-
No one sends us to Fat Prison, we send ourselves!
What's it like to be a fat prisoner? The rules are very strict. To begin with, each prisoner must wear regulation uniform. This consists of a baggy skirt or elasticated pants. Most prisoners pretend they don't mind walking around in this shapeless uniform, but secretly they hate it. They'd much rather walk down the street in a slim pair of jeans.
Exercise is strictly controlled Swimming or playing with children is forbidden. And no prisoner may walk more than a few yards at a time. The penalties for breaking this rule include sweating, shortness of breath, soreness and fatigue. After a few years without any sort of proper exercise, prisoners become so soft that the very idea of movement terrifies them. If you don't believe me, go up to a fat prisoner and suggest a nice long walk in the fresh air!
Everyday life The main feature of everyday life inside Fat Prison is tiredness. Prisoners carry lots of extra weight around on their bodies, so not surprisingly they suffer from chronic fatigue. Result? After doing their daily chores, most of them slump down exhausted in front of the TV.
Even when they allow themselves a night out, many prisoners find it difficult to enjoy themselves. They feel awkward about their shape so instead of mixing with other people they tend to sit in the corner with other fat prisoners.
Prison Mentality After many years of locking themselves away inside their Fat Prison, many prisoners develop a prison mentality. They lose confidence in themselves and their ability to "go straight". They look at slim people and think: "I'm never going to be like them!" They think they are doomed to stay in Fat Prison, forever. Result? They let themselves go completely.
Bad for Health Fat Prison is very bad for prisoners health. Don't forget, the greater our weight, the greater the strain on our joints and spine. And the fatter we grow, the harder our heart has to work to keep us going. No wonder so many fat prisoners get ill!
Depressing Fat Prison is a depressing experience, not only for the prisoners but also for their families. In fact, the children of fat prisoners often grow up to become prisoners themselves. It's a vicious cycle.
Question So why do so many people end up in Fat Prison? And even more important, why don't they leave once they discover how awful it is?
Answer Because they prefer to eat cookies, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, doughnuts, fatty meat and creamy desserts. They know that this stuff makes them fat but they don't care. They'd rather go to prison than give up their regular mouthful of fat. *Some may have other reasons
Are you a fat prisoner? Have you locked yourself up in your own private Fat Prison? If so, here's some advice. Don't waste another day of your life in jail. Get out now!
All you have to do is stop eating junk and start eating properly and you can walk free tomorrow.
It may take a few months before your weight returns to normal, but your tiredness will lift immediately and within a week you'll feel ten times better. So what are you waiting for?Get out of your Fat Prison today and start really living!