Friday Weigh-In

July 24, 2009

feet-on-scale Friday Weigh-In

Today I weighed in at 311 lbs. That is a 1 lb. loss for the week. I’m cool with that, It’s a pound in the right direction! To date my total weight loss is 16 lbs.

A Quick Note

July 24, 2009

Day 28 July 23 (posting this late)

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Food Units
bagel, egg and cheese bagel and a cup of grapes. 9
steak, green salad, baked potato and macaroni salad. 16
1 slice cheesecake. 8
1 hour treadmill and weights at the gym. -6
Total: 27

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

My sister came over late last night, after she put her two year old to bed, so we could visit the gym together. I’m not sure how I feel about working out at night. All day I kept wishing I was working out sooner and then after wards we were both super tired. Maybe our bodies will adjust to a schedule like that if we kept at that routine.

Tomorrow (July 24) I’m planning on doing some fasting and praying, so there probably won’t be a blog post. I will return when I am finished.

Have a great weekend!

Day 27 July 22, 2009 (posting past midnight again)

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Food Units
ham and veggie sandwich. 6
skinny cow. 3
late night snack of McDonald’s big and tasty meal. 23
Total: 32

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Today was an odd meal day. I wasn’t really hungry until dinner time so I didn’t eat until then. Around 10 p.m. I realized I was starving. I couldn’t go down to my kitchen because our Oregon guest’s bedroom is right off the kitchen and I didn’t want to wake them up. I had only spent like 9 or 10 points for the day so I thought I’d go through drive-through real quick and grab something to eat.

If people were to look at what I’ve been eating this last week they wouldn’t believe I’m trying to loose weight. I’m not saying I’ve made the best choices this week but I really love that the Weight Watcher’s program is so flexable. It allows for real life to happen. I don’t want to eat fast food every week but it’s nice that I don’t have to give up those types of food forever. I also love that I’m not beating myself up for having a fast food meal. Before I would of felt like a hopeless fat pig who was never going to be anything differant. Now I feel like I have the power and control to eat a meal like that and know it won’t ruin all my positive changes I’ve been making. I’m in control of food, not the way it has been, Food in control of me.

Day 26

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Food Units
apple. 2
lean cuisine. 7
skinny cow. 3
brown rice with any veggies i could find in the fridge. 8
Total: 20

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Here is a list of the reasons I want to loose weight. I’ll add to the list as I think of more. Whenever I need a boost of motivation I’m going to look back on this list.

– I want to play tag, go bike riding and swimming with my kids.

– I want to be able to get into a pedal boat without it tipping over.

– I don’t want to hurt anymore because I’ve been on my feet too long.

– I want to be able to keep up with my kids and husband on walks.

– I want to be able to shop for clothes that I like, not for clothes to hide my rolls of fat.

– I want people to look at me and see me and not just “a fat person”.

– I want to walk into a public place with confidence and no longer feel like everyone is looking at me with disgust.

– I never want to have to worry again that I might not be able to see a movie because I can’t fit in the seats in the theater.

– I never again want to have to struggle to wrap a car seat belt around me.

– I want to be able to go shopping for clothes and under garments in a regular store and not have to shop online anymore because that’s the only place I can find my size.

– I want to be able to wear sleeveless shirts and dresses.

– I want to be able to wear a pretty sundress in the warmer months.

– I want to be able to buy a purse without worrying if the strap will fit around my arms.

– I want to be able to play baseball.

– I want to run.

I Joined A Gym

July 20, 2009

Day 25

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Food Units
hard boiled egg and fruit. 3
5 inch port of subs sandwich. 5
dinner was noodle salad with a side of fruit and steamed broccoli. 7
popcorn. 9
Total: 24

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My sister approached me a few weeks ago about possibly joining a gym with her. I told her I would love to. She signed up at Bellingham Fitness this week because her friends from work go there and also because of the great deal they have going right now, a two for one membership. Basically my sister signs up for a regular membership and gets to have a friend sign up for free. What we are going to do is just split the price of the one membership so it ends up being half off for the both of us. Today was the first day we went together. It was so much fun! We started by doing 30 min on the treadmill. Then we went to the weights and did some circuit training for 10-20 minutes. Then we went back to the treadmills for another 15 min and then ended with some stretching. I really loved it and going with someone else is great. It was a great place to just chat with my sis who I don’t get to see as often as I would like to.

Last night I started my period. (yuck!) I was cramping so bad I couldn’t get to sleep. I cramped badly all day today. I was surprised that working out at the gym actually made the cramps less noticeable and it helped my mood. I felt great! I will have to remember that for next month. I do hope though that my period won’t effect my weigh in on Friday. Hopefully my period will all be gone by then along with all the bloating associated with it.

I’m crossing my fingers.

Day 24

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Food Units
toast with cream cheese and baked apple and raisins. 7
hamburger and small french fries. 13
lemonade 3
Total: 23

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I am starting to really feel pretty. I got a new haircut, my clothes are fitting better and today I put on make-up. It’s been so long since I actually enjoyed seeing myself in a mirror. I heard a quote a few years ago during one of my old Weight Watcher’s meetings. It went like this, “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” This is so true. I never want to go back to the mental state of feeling “ugly”. Eating whatever I wanted made me feel ugly. I don’t want to feel that way ever again.

I’m pretty!

Thank You for Pizza

July 18, 2009

Day 23

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Food Units
non-fat plain yogurt with blueberries. 3
4 slices of pizza 24
Total: 27

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

Every muscle in my body hurts. I worked all day today getting the house and guest rooms ready for our Oregon visiters. I’m ready to crawl into bed and never leave. (well at least until tomorrow morning.)

Breakfast was good today. Nice healthy blueberries with plain yogurt. But dinner was a rushed pizza because I could barely stand up and didn’t have the energy to cook a meal.

“Thank you Lord for quick easy pizza. May tomorrow bring lots of healthy food and relaxed time to enjoy our guest and meals. Amen”