Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ouch...I like that!

Oh yeah...I'm sore today! Yippie! Loving that feeling...I know, it's nutty...but it's AWESOME! You know what it means? It means I WORKED MUSCLES! It means I'm on the road to getting back to where I was a few short months ago. For those that don't know...I was an exercise FREAK! I loved the max. Then something happened - um, and I really don't know what? - and that person slowly went disappearing. Sure, I would still exercise 3'ish days/week, but I wasn't getting anywhere. I wasn't pushing myself. I was just going through the motions. I wasn't losing weight, but gaining....and all the while I would say to myself "I don't know why...I'm working out". But yeah, just a little (after I had been going 6'ish days/week, running, weight lifting, etc)...and combine the drastic change in my workouts (or lack of) plus not eating the best, the pounds start to add up. Ugh! Slumps suck. But amazingly I'm digging my way out, and it feels good. Today I've already ran 2.6 miles at lunch (WOOHOO!) using c25k W5D2. I've done c25k before, and have ran several 5k's, but it had been awhile since I ran, so I started the program again. When I get home this evening I'll do my Hundred(s) Challenges as well as my fat burning workout, for a total of 30 more mins to add..... Yeah, I'm finally on my way again! And LOVING the way my body is feeling!

Last night, I made the family enchiladas. YUM! I make mine special, since I watch what I eat. I want to get the most bang for my buck I suppose. So anyway, here comes hubby in the kitchen to!!!! Are you kidding me?! WOWZA! This never ever it was nice. I thanked him several times. He's VERY picky, so it's really a blessing to have him help in any way in the kitchen. Oh and get this...tonight he's making a casserole he had as a kid that he LOVES (this guy does NOT like my dinner "experiments", and very rarely any casserole I make). So it'll be a nice change. It's not very diet friendly for's totally full of carbs, cheese and FAT...but I'll eat my serving and a big salad to go along with it.

The best news all day...I'm the Top weekly loser for my team (Team Dancer)! WOOHOO me!!!! I can't believe it, plus I get an additional 100pts for it!! How exciting eh?!!! Here's to trying it again for next week!!!!

My journal for yesterday (Tuesday 9/29)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

I can't believe yet another week has gone by for this! It's going fast, and my weightloss is going SLOW SLOW SLOW. But, I'm happy to report a 1.2lb loss this week! Hey, I'll definitely take it! Now, if I can just continue to get ones like that, I'll be HAPPY.

Yesterday I wanted to try and FLUSH out as much of the weekend as possible. Eating my homemade, low calorie soup, drinking gobs of water, and staying away from sugar and too many carbs. Well, I stuck with my plan, but what I wanted to happen...didn't. ARGH! I even drank some Metamucil and worked out hard at home for 30 mins. Nope...I'm still sitting here pretty miserable. Hmmm...thinking I'll try an apple this evening!

I might have goofed though yesterday with my calories. I was WAY more under than I thought...and that isn't good for the body. But a few higher days, with a few lower days SHOULD keep my body guessing. I know I'll have more calories today, because I don't want the wrong thing to happen where my body is HOLDING ON. So...that'll be different today.

I also had a KICK BUTT workout at lunch today. I love working out at lunch...working out last night was TOUGH. Making myself do it for one thing, plus I went to bed right after...and it felt like it did no good. I know that's not the case, but you know how empowered I feel after an awesome lunch workout?! I didn't get that last night cuz I went to bed. Anyway, today I made up for it with 30 mins of spinning using Cardio Coach ; and then did some wogging - a total of 50 mins of interval training. Yay me :)

So here's to a kick butt week with eating and exercising!!! I'm feeling the power again!

Journal 9/28

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Monday

Well, this weekend was totally uneventful and I realized I need MORE activity on the weekends...especially if I tend to eat a little more lax. So that's DEFINITELY my goal for the coming weekend. MORE activity!!!!!

I spent this weekend on the couch/recliner watching movies. Not just little know the 4 hour ones like Dances with Wolves, Wyatt Earp, ....and then yesterday on with The Rock, and Gone in 60 Seconds. Yes, I'm a sucker for Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage - these are my 3 all-time favorites!!! So I didn't do much except watch movies, played with the boys, fixed lunches and dinners, laundry here and there, and dishwashing. :) I don't get many of I'll take it.

This also means I was at home being way too lax on my eating part....argh! Hopefully when tomorrow comes though it's still nice to me. Today I'm guzzling my water, and eating my homemade veggie soup and lots of produce to hopefully wash out some of the weekend! hehe! I'll also be sure to get in a good workout this evening. Couldn't go at lunch today because the Hunney called to say the step-son (whom lives in another county) was headed to our high school to play in a tennis match... so I'm heading out early to catch it. BUT that workout will come tonight!!!

I've decided to make some weekly goals.... here they are :)

  • Journal
  • Aim for 1300 calories (23 pts) / day
  • Exercise 30mins/day 5x/week
  • 12,000 steps/day weekdays
  • 10,000 steps/day on the weekend (MORE ACTIVITY ON WEEKEND)
  • Eliminate sugar
  • Start eliminating/saying no to more uneccesary carbs - since they are a trigger for me

I'm thinking these are REASONABLE...and should be a good way to get closer to goal!

Okay, so here's my ugly journal from the weekend!

Friday 9/25

Saturday 9/26

Sunday 9/27

Friday, September 25, 2009

Week 4 Challenge Survey

Week 4 Challenge Survey

1. Do you feel your eating habits that ended you into this challenge are a direct result of habits formed during childhood? (Please explain)

Slightly. I mean I was always taught to clean my plate, because there were starving children in other countries. I was given my brother's leftovers too... And my Mom is the BEST cook ever. She's never had a weight problem, so she never focused on "healthy". It was just homecooked GOODNESS!!! I started dieting while I was a sophomore...and here I still am.

2. Tell me about your living situation. Are you married? Kids? In College? What is your life like OUTSIDE of weightloss?

I'm a 33 year old and I'm married for the 3rd time in my life to a great guy. I love him to pieces and I'm thankful every day for the man, husband, and father he is to our kids. We have 3 sons (Jabin 16 year old step son ; Brody 4 year old from a previous relationship ; Tucker 2 year old from my husband). Last June our home was flooded and the town made us demolish (the home was 90 years old and NEVER had been flooded before). We moved in with my parents basement for 10 LONG months while our road to recovery/rebuilding went on. It's been tough for us...but we're headed in the right direction. I work full time at Indiana University...I have been there for 12 years!!!! My husband drag races every weekend in the summer, and it is our life away from life! EVERYONE in the family loves it!!!

3. If you were given a magic wand that you could use one time to do one thing, what would you use it for?

Ugh!!! What a HARD question to answer!!! I have to come back to this So now I'm back and I STILL am having a hard time with this question. I guess because there are personal things I'd like to fix, as well as family things. But since this survey is kind of about me...I'll use it as personal. I'll say I'd use it to have a breast reduction. My whole life I've been unhappy about that part of me...and I want it fixed!!! :)

4. What is your favorite thing about this time of year? Least favorite?

Favorite thing...the LEAVES falling!! Oh man they smell awesome and look gorgeous!!!

Least favorite...the winter approaching!! Ugh!

5. You have a day off, no responsibilities, so what will you do with it?

Sadly I'd be cleaning. Or out bargain shopping for the house! I'd LOVE to just be sitting at home watching TV on Lifetime all day thougho!!!

6. What is YOUR sin food?

Ha! Like I can pick just one. BUT, I'll have to say Mexican. I can LIVE on it!!! Potatoes are CLOSELY behind though... I like them any way you make them!!
7. Your in a foul mood, what lifts you out of it?

My boys. They can ALWAYS lift me out of that hole. They're so compassionate and try their hardest by letting me know they are there for me, even if it just means kisses!!!

8. Your in a good mood, what keeps you there?

My boys again! I love watching them grow up. They say the funniest things and make me smile from ear to ear!

9. What is one of your biggest struggles right now?

Finding time for ME...and knowing I'm worth that time. I go non-stop from the time I wake until I hit the hay...for the household. I literally do it all...and I feel so unappreciated.

10. Your motivation is running low, where do you find your refill?

Friends....WOW! The support I get from an online group of friends is phenominal! I couldn't do it without them! Old photos of the fat me!!! My all time highest was 233! I'm 60lbs lighter now...I feel like a NEW PERSON! So when I look at those fat pictures...wowowow...motivation kicks right back in!
11. Your in house support (meaning the people in your life that you see face to face) is beginning to dictate your weightloss journey by telling you your too heavy, or your getting too thin, but your not where you want to be. What do you do? How do you handle it?
I listen to their advice and seriously look at myself. AM I gaining weight? Maybe I am too thin? I re-evaluate my goals.

12. List me your favorite:
color: Purple smell: My husband's scent activity with your child: book reading every night Activity with your girlfriends/ guy buddies: talking and laughing until our sides hurt! way to relax: Ha! What's that? Reading a good book!

13. Where do you honestly see yourself at the end of this challenge?

I see myself hitting the goal I set. And back on fire like I once was not too many months ago. I see myself confident and proud!

14. What are your goals AFTER Gag?

Continue the journey to get to goal... using GAG as a stepping stone. I want to finally get to goal, and maintain it! I want my life permanetly changed...

15. How do you think GAG is going so far? What would you like to see done differently? (I must be asking for torture! LOL)
I love every bit of this challenge. It's truly what I've needed to get back in the swing of things! Nothing's just PERFECT! Thank you :)

16. Tell me all about your "typical" autumn weekend? Special activities that arise as well?

Racing is always in the mix of a weekend. Just vegging out with the boys is nice. We always have our family reunion in the fall, as well as a trip to the Pumpkin Patch, Covered Bridge Festival, 5K, etc. There is always MUCH to do on the fall flies by FAST!

17. Is there one person in your life, who you hope your weightloss journey inspires?

My Dad. He needs to deseprately lose weight...but we all know how difficult it is. I want to inspire him to get on the bandwagon too. Not just half on, and half off...but ALL the way on! Maybe if I get to goal and he sees I can do it...he will too.

18. How did you find GAG, and what made you committ to join?

My good friend Heather told me about it. I REALLY needed something to get my going I was in a biggest SLUMP of my life!!!

19. If you could nominate one BIGGEST INSPIRATION out of all your Team Gaggers, who would you nominate?

I'm still learning everyone and their journeys, since I'm BRAND new. But I would say that Sheila (YOU) have truly inspired me! WOW...look how far you've come, and look at what you've put together for us! WOWOWOW!

20. Please, tell me about you. What are your dreams? What are your desires for your life? What sparks the passion inside of you about your life? What goals do you have that seem impossible?
I just want my life to be happy. I've seen lots of unhappiness on this road of life...and I want for ONCE it all to go right. I'm tired of worrying about little things that though they matter...but realizing there is a BIGGER picture! I would love to further my education and DO something with myself. I sometimes feel so blah because I didn't finish college. I'm lucky to have the job I have...but I want more!!!! I would give anything to be a professional's my true passion. And one day I will justify that expensive camera and work on this dream!!!!


And here's my journal from Thursday. I was under my calories...I'm not sure how that happened...but I suppose ONE day isn't bad :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My rump is in a slump

This should be like a thankful Thursday...or even a THIRSTY Thursday...but instead my "rump is in a slump". Ugh. I have so much going on in my mind right now that I'm getting dizzy from the circles. It all boils down to how much I HATE where I am right now. Really, I do. I feel like I'm going no where. I've lost this weight before...and here I am trying to lose it again. I can't help but wonder am I going to lose and regain for the rest of my life...and NEVER be happy? What am I doing wrong? HOW did I regain the weight? Maybe my workout isn't good enough? Maybe I'm cheating on my journals? Whatever the reason I just want to SCREAM!

It doesn't help that I feel "fat" today. I know you all have those days too...where you just FEEL "blah" and fat. Well that's me - TODAY. Maybe tomorrow I will feel better!

On a positive note I made myself go to Step class and sweated my heart out for 45 mins, and tonight I'll do the Hundred(s) Challenges. TRYING to put a smile on my face... because I know I can do this and I know what it takes....

So, here's my journal for yesterday!! Over by 149 calories - again pretty good and I'm happy with that.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wacked out Wednesday!

Biggest Loser was awesome last night. I love it... it really inspires me. I KNOW realistically I can never (nor anyone I know) lose as much weight as these people do, but I LOVE seeing them be able to do it. I realize I have a life and burning 6000 is not feasible for me. I'm okay with that. These people NEED this change, they NEED this drastically...and look at them! Amazing progress already! WOOHOO!

Last night focused more on nutrition, and I LOVED that! Yes we all know that on the BL they get beat up by their workouts...but it's good to see that nutrition is important (MORE). I learned a lot, and honestly loved the little advertisements with Ziploc and the protein powder. I know for a fact I don't get enough protein in daily, UNLESS I use my powder, and I firmly believe it will HELP the weightloss.

Anyway...good show, and I look forward to next weeks episode. Oh, and I'd also like to note that even though I skipped out on the gym yesterday (ugh) I still made myself ACTIVE for the last 30 mins of BL. I walked, jogged, kicked, punched, and all sorts of other sweat producing moves all while watching TV! I was so sweaty I had to take a shower afterwards! Yay me!!!

Sooo, here's my journal picture from yesterday (Tuesday). Over by 56 cals. MUCH BETTER!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

I lost 0.2lb ...I lost...not much, but I did. Yeah, I'm disappointed, but I deserved it. The weekend was really out of the water when I figured all my calories up. I'm over it...over the week, and now I'm focusing on the new week. That's that. Not a happy camper today...BUT I will make up for it next week!!!!

What did I do last night to prepare for this week? I made a huge pot of veggie soup....and I did 30 mins of kick butt cardio circuit training with bands and weights. I also started my Hundred(s) Challenges over. I was supposed to do them over the weekend, but didn' I'm counting yesterday as Day 1 over!

Here's my journal from yesterday (Monday) and the ones from the weekend, to be honest with myself.... BEWARE, they aren't pretty...and it's amazing I had any loss at all!!!






Monday, September 21, 2009

After the storm...

Well, I wish I could say I was completely 100% on track, but I slipped here and there. I still managed to get exercise (miles), and I'm happy about that. I'm also happy that I did try really hard. It could have been A LOT worse. I wish I could've been a little better...but I suppose every step is a lesson learned, and I'm still learning.

The weekend involved LOTS of down time at the drag strip, but my husband and I made the most of it by riding our bikes around checking out cars, doing funny little tricks (me mainly giggling at his), but mostly just keeping ourselves active (and awake for him). On Friday I marched my butt around a circle track so many times I literally got a blister on the bottom of my foot! I POWER walked 5 miles! WOOHOO me! On Saturday I couldn't walk because of the blister, so we rode our bikes and I got 5 miles (I had more...but some of it was too leisure to really count). Yesterday we walked up to the festival...which added to my mileage for the weekend (2 miles). All in all I feel I did really well!!!

Friday - 5 miles
Saturday - 5 miles
Sunday - 2 miles
TOTAL - 12 miles (3 miles short of my goal, but still - AWESOME in my eyes!)

This week I will do better, and I'm happy there isn't much planned for the weekend, should make it easier to stay on track a little better. I will say I'm still on track (OP) and happy that I'm still going strong!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Before the storm....

Okay, it's NOT going to storm, I'm gonna be okay. I can pull this weekend off, I KNOW I can. I'm planned and ready to tackle it! I made some "healthy" banana bread last night for breakfasts...but then when I figured the calories I was kind of bummed it was still so high. Next time I'll tweak the recipe some more.

So yeah, my body is sore sore sore today! Abs, quads and chest ... all from Day 1 of the Hundred(s) challenges! GULP! I went to a step class today and she had us do squats, crunches and push ups and I thought 'NO WAY woman'. But I pushed myself and though it hurt like hell...I DID it!

Ready for my journal pic? Still on FIRE here which is going to help me stay on track this weekend so come Tuesday I will have a KICK BUTT number on the scale! Finally feeling I'm in the groove again!

Sept 16 Journal

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Week 3?!

Um, yeah, it's already week 3 of GAG! I still can't believe that. Wow. Now is the time to get my butt in gear too! And guess what, I'm headed that way! I've had 2 successful days, and I plan on MANY MANY more!

So today Mrs. Sheila announced Week 3 Challenge, and it's PERFECT for me considering my weekend planned. It is Annie's 365 mile challenge. She has challenged ALL of us to help her get a total of 365 miles over the weekend (18th - 20th). I'm committing myself to 15 miles. Yeah, that's A LOT...especially with a weekend at a drag strip...BUT I need this. I need to step it up a notch and get back into it! Woohooo!

My good friend Heather (anewheather) won for percentage of weight lost this week! WOOHOO girl! CONGRAT'S on that...but watch out, I'm gonna bust my rump to take that from you next week!!!

With me saying that, um yeah...I've GOT to stick on plan this weekend. I know, it's only Wednesday but if I don't start planning it now...I will FAIL! (remember "fail to plan, plan to fail" - it's ooooh so true!). So my plan is to take the grill. I'll be taking light hot dogs, polish sausages and even splurge on a brat. But I'll get the healthy buns, and possibly even eat one without a bun if I MUST have another! I'm going to saute some veggies up on the grill to add to it (so I can get full!). We'll have burgers (veggie for me), baked potatoes, and I'm even going to get/make a veggie tray. The Hunney likes certain RAW veggies, so I'll be sure to get the ones he likes. I'll also take a watermelon from my garden! YUM! Will only eat out once. And I must JOURNAL and drink my water. The hotel has a fitness center, so I SHOULD wake my happy butt up early and get something in....but I'm can't guarantee that. Oh, and I'll need to get in my Hundred(s) challenge workouts done. JUST IN CASE I have my good friends - on the same journey - numbers and will call them when I want to cave!!! I have a plan!

Well, now for the fun/important stuff!!!

Day 1 Workout 1 Hundred(s) Challenge: Completed! I also did 20 mins on the Stepper.

and for all your eyes to see....yesterday's Journal ~ totally under my calorie goal by 4.5! WOWZA ME!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hundred(s) Challenges

Ya'll ready for this... I have decided to try the Hundred(s) Challenges! GULP! I did my initial testing today at the gym (despite worrying about being embarrassed), and it wasn't TOO bad.

Here are my results ~

Two Hundred Situps (Crunches) - 50 (I probably would have done more if I just PUSHED a little harder)

Two Hundred Squats - 50 (whew...this got my heart beating and my legs burning!)

One Hundred Push ups - 16 (yeah, wimpy! But at least they are the "real" kind, and not girlie! yay me!)

The goal is to get these up to 200/100 in 6 weeks following the exercise plan provided. This should be a great workout!!!!!!

Weekly Weigh In

If ya'll remember last week I was on vacation in VEGAS...yeah, Vegas. Though I had an awesome time I ate and drank crazy. I did walk a ton...but seriously, I didn't do great. Needless to say I was SHOCKED, stoked, happy, thrilled, excited and flabbergasted to see a loss today! I checked like 10 times (do ya'll do this too?) just to make sure. A NICE 3.2lb loss! Woohoo! Down to 174.4.

You know what a loss like that does for someone like me? It MOTIVATES my butt! Seriously! I'm on fire and so excited. I want to get out of the 170's like you wouldn't believe. I want to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight (which is also my lowest weight as an adult) of 156. I want it, I need it...I'm GOING to get it!!!!!

OH, and I'd like to add that I REALLY wanted Qdoba at lunch yesterday, I mean I could TASTE it....and was all set for that, but then talked myself out of it and went to Subway instead! YAY ME!!!'s my journal for yesterday...MUCH better than it had been!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Vacation is OVER

Thank goodness my Vegas vacation is over! I truly loved every minute of it...but totally hate seeing the pictures. Blah! It reminds me WHY I'm on this journey. My eating wasn't great, I didn't journal, actually I didn't do ANYTHING I had planned to do. I hate when I fail like that. And then when I got home I sulked about it...which is even worse.

Today is a new day though, and I'm ready!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Just a shout out to to all my teammates! I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing tips, ideas, secrets, recipes, advice, laughter, even those tears I'm sure we'll get at some point....etc with each other!!!! I need all the support I can get!!

Just an FYI I will be out of the loop ALL next week, as I'll be in VEGAS!!!! :) I will try and get online before I leave (Tuesday morning) but no promises...and then I hope to check back in when I return on Friday morning :)

Anyway... can't wait to know more about ya'll!!!!


Journal and dinner posting Sept 2, 2009

I measured out everything yesterday... and though I was over my calories, I felt GOOD about myself and the hard work I put into the day! Yay me! I believe consistently doing this will reap serious benefits!!!

I also did my Couch 2 5K training. W6D2 which consists of two 10 minute jogs. I'd liek to say that running outside is much easier than on a treadmill. Yeah, you have a weather factor and inclines, BUT the scenery totally helps! FYI this is my 2nd time doing the C25K training. I have already run three 5K's, but I went on "sabbatical" with my running, and wanted to work myself back into it. So...I feel AWESOME about it!!

Daily stats:
1,419 Total Calories (over by 119)
100 oz h20
12,280 steps

Okay, now on to posting my journal and dinner pictures! Enjoy :)

Dinner was YUMMY taco salad (without chips even!) for me!!!

Until tomorrow :)

GAG Weekly Points Challenge

We already have our first assignment...GULP!! But, you know what's great... I NEED this assignment/challenge. Seriously! Let's start off with talking about the challenge. It is 2 parts....first part:

Part one:
Map out a game plan for yourself for that special day. (If your NOT going to one of these, or any other special even this weekend ~ map out a game plan for something similar to have on hand when a special event comes up.) On this game plan ~ you should include healthy dishes you "could" take, and things you will do to avoid eating the stuff that is really not worth it. (I realize that get togethers are okay for some, but challenges for others. Some will indulge and then work it off later at the gym. But the point of this challenge is to have a plan in mind, so that you don't go overboard out of pressure from others, not enough control, etc..) Post this game plan on your blog!

Next week I will be on vacation...and guess where...VEGAS! The city of endless all you can eat buffets. I'd like to make note that I LOVE and am totally obsessed with food. Just sitting here thinking about buffets is making me crazy in love. SAD! I'm completely obsessed. My husband is NOT. We do not go out to eat, and he has NEVER made a big deal about food....except that he is ultimately the PICKIEST man/person/human/living thing. I'm NOT exaggerating either. So, my obsession with food, and his UNobsession and dislike of most food makes my obsession even worse when I know I'm going to Vegas without HIM!!!!!!! Ugh.

My Game Plan for Vegas: 9/8 - 9/11
Goal ~ Lose weight while in Vegas (impossible no...difficult um...YEAH!)

~ Drink 80 oz h20/day
~ Journal
~ At buffets
* Start with salad but no pasta's and cold salads
* Divide plate into 1/4's. Fill 1/2 with veggies, 1/4 with lean protein, 1/4 good carb
* Indulge only in ONE dessert while there!
* Indulge with a favorite (Mexican, Chinese..things that my husband doesn't like!) only ONCE
* Drink 1 glass of h20 in between salad plate and main plate
~ Exercise 15 mins in the morning
~ Limit alcohol (HAHA! I will be without kidds, and without my husband...LIMIT ALCOHOL?! hilarious thought...but will try my best and at least drink alcohol with diet drinks!)
~ Win it big so I can have lipo (jk)

So, I have faith that I can do this, and that I can actually LOSE WEIGHT while in Vegas!

Part two:
The second part of this challenge is to post (on your blog) a healthy alternative type recipe that you can take to a BBQ, Potluck or Family Gathering.

I got this recipe from the Kraft magazine...and yes, potato (anything) salad is a favorite!!!

Creamy Potato Salad ~ serves 4 - 3/4 c each
1lb red potatoes (about 4) ; cut into chunks
1/4 c Kraft Light Zesty Italian Dressing
1/3 c Miracle Whip Light Dressing
1/2 tsp Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
1 hard-boiled egg ; chopped
4 green onions; diced

Cook: potatoes in saucepan of boiling water 15 mins or just until tender, drain. Rinse potatoes with cold water until cooled, drain.

Mix: dressings and mustard in large bowl. Add potatoes, egg, and onions; mix lightly.

Refrigerate for 30 mins or more!

150 calories, 4.5g fat (1 sat), 55mg chol, 480 sodium, 23g carb, 2g fiber, 3 sugar, 4 protein I got that out of the way! YIPPIE! Gonna do another post with my journal and dinner stuff from last night.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Journal posting Sept 1, 2009

My good friend Heather suggested I posted my written calorie journal on here so I could be held accountable without having to fuss around with Sparkpeople, or whatever else. I don't have a lot of time to keep this hopefully will work.

Yesterday was an okay day. My goal is 1300 calories, figured by WebMD Assessment. I had to answer a bunch of questions and "it" figured out how many I needed to cut by my answers. ANYWAY....counting calories is semi new to me, as I've always followed WW Points. I just needed something "different".

My goal for today is to measure everything. Yesterday I guestimated, and we all know how that goes. So today is more structured. is my journal for Sept 1, 2009.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm literally GAG'ing...W1D1

Today is the start of the new me! For the next 16 weeks I'm focusing on finding the Mandie I want to be again... the thinner and healthier one! I signed up for the GAG challenge my friend Heather told me follow me in this journey!!!

Wishing all my fellow GAG'ers major success!!!

*side note...I about cried when I saw the scale this morning. I've slowly but surely consistently gained...and I'm sick about it*

Without further ado....


Starting weight - 177.6