Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Weigh-In

Today's weight - 200.2, - so close, I can taste it!!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday Weigh-In

Today's weight - 200.6! WOOHOO!!!!!!

Why weigh every day?

This was from another challenger's blog and I had posted it toward the beginning of the May Day Weight Loss Challenge:

"There was a study done on it, and researchers tracked hundreds of dieters in three groups. Group one weighed themselves every day for I think it was a year, group two weighed themselves weekly, and group three never/hardly ever weighed themselves. Well, almost everyone in group one lost and kept weight off. Group two lost weight or maintained weight. Group three actually gained a few pounds on average! And these were all "dieters""

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wednesday weigh-in

Today's weight - 201.2. A measly 1.3 away from that weight beginning with a ONE! I really, really, really want to make that by my 20th anniversary, which is SATURDAY! Pray for me! :-)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuesday weigh-in

I need to start doing my weigh-ins on Thursday or Friday. Those seem to be the days when I weigh the least! :-)

I'm counting Sunday's weight this time - 201.8, down 1.4lb since last Tuesday's weigh-in, up .8 since Thursday. It's weird because I ate VERY little this weekend as we were attending a pistol shooting class and I had so little TIME to eat! Could be I'm just retaining water since I drank TONS as the classroom was not air-conditioned and we spent all day Sunday out in the sun at the range. Check my family blog if you want to see how well I shoot! ;-) Not quite as good as my husband, but considering it was only my 2nd time to EVER shoot a pistol, I'm quite pleased with myself.
Family Blog

Got this in my email today:

Mmmm...what you wouldn't give for a creamy, decadent milk shake, so thick you can barely sip it through a straw. Well, we've got some shakes that might satisfy your craving. These fruit shakes are creamy, thick, and decadent, too. But they're also low in calories and rich in essential vitamins and nutrients. So go ahead and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Get 3 low-calorie shake recipes for your diet.

One more note - decided to change my ticker marker to a turtle since I've been slow and steady with loss. ;-)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Butter arms?

Got this in my daily email from LHJ

When you think of push-ups, images of bellowing drill sergeants and groaning army privates may cross your mind. But this old-fashioned exercise shouldn't be intimidating at all -- it's an excellent way to build your upper body strength and tone your arms and shoulders, too. Imagine how great you'll look in tank tops! Now, give me 10!

How to do a push-up for maximum benefit.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Weight was 201.0 this morning. WOOHOO!!!! Lowest weight in quite a few years.

We're having a whopper of a thunderstorm right now, so I may shut my laptop down!

Oh, I had a black bear IN MY YARD yesterday afternoon - broad daylight! It was quite exciting! First bear I've seen in our neighborhood since we moved here 4 years ago.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday Weigh-In

Well, I'm up 1.2lb. WAIT! Scratch that, I'm only up .6 since last Tuesday's weigh in! 203.2 I have not been moving this past week, so it's my own fault. And I'm totally stopped up, too. Ugh. Yeah, it's all related and no one to blame but ME. Onward and DOWNWARD! :-)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tuesday Weigh in! :-D

I'm so happy! Today's weight is 202.6 - down 3.2 from last week. WOOT! I've FINALLY started journaling what I'm eating. Yeah, I'm slow sometimes. LOL Seems to be helping. "Do I really want to write down these chocolates in my journal?" Even though no one else sees it, it stops me!

WEDNESDAY WEIGH-IN - 202.0 WOOT! Doing the happy feet dance! (Anyone seen the LaQuinta ad with the dorky guy in 50's dress dancing? That's ME today!) ;-)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Weight going in right direction

Big sigh of relief. Weight back down to 203.4 this morning. (Tuesday was 205.8) One weird thing I have discovered. If I wake up early and need to go to the bathroom, I weigh myself. Go back to sleep and then when I wake up again, weigh again. (I know, I'm pretty obsessed!) ;-) I will weigh up to two pounds LESS at the later time. If I get at least 8 hours of sleep, I will weigh less than if I have to get up earlier and not get the full 8 hours. Weird, huh? I don't understand it, but I will go by the later weight, of course. LOL Took measurements today, too and I've lost an inch off my waist. Hooray! I feel energized and ready to get back on track.

My husband left yesterday for 10 days in Korea. We've been married almost 20 years and I just HATE it when he's gone. I've been getting to bed earlier lately so I can get up with him in the morning. We so enjoyed having breakfasts together in England every morning and I told him I wished he didn't get up so early for work, so he has been getting up a bit later so I can get up with him. (I just couldn't do the 5:30 thing every day!) Last night, I went to bed late - it's like I just can't bear to go to bed when he's not there beside me. It doesn't feel right! So I slept in until 11am. Tonight I'll try to get to bed sooner so I don't get out of my good habits. I have noticed a difference in my health with the more regular hours. Much improved!

God has blessed me with such a wonderful hubby. I'm incredibly grateful to Him. I guess that's a big part of my health. :-) Now if we can just get back to our ballroom dancing - I enjoy that kind of exercise and have missed it due to our crazy summer with travels and such!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Tuesday Weigh-In

Yuck. I'm up a pound (205.8) and have not been feeling well. So bleah, bleah, bleah.