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A message from Kathy-Lifetime Member,

So glad you stopped by to visit today. I hope you find something useful, thought provoking, motivational or just entertaining about my blog. I would be so pleased if you would leave a comment or two and please come back often.

Thank you to all my weight loss friends!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm Back!!!...again

Boy, I can't believe I haven't blogged since July.  Been a real slacker.  Vacationing, cookouts, kids home from school. Just enjoying the Summer.  Haven't been the best dieter all Summer but haven't really gained all that much.  I'm holding steady.  Been doing a lot of walking but haven't logged it on my ticker but will start doing that again as I have to make my 500 miles as promised.  I probably am a lot closer to it than I think because like I said I just didn't keep track.  I was a rebel all Summer but now I have to be a good girl and start taking better care of me again.  No more distraction as my son is now back at school and I have much more time to concentrate on just me.  Gonna feel good to get back to a routine.  I'm gonna be in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 2nd.  It's a 5K and should be a piece of cake but I am gonna train for it anyway. Don't want to get to confident and then find out I am pooped half way through.  I did it last year with no problems though so I'm not too worried.  Well off to bed now. 
Take care fellow bloggers!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


I had a great week!!!  I lost 5.4 lbs. but really it was .4 because I gained 5lbs last week.  This proves I really can do this if I stick to it and do all the right things!!  Here's to another great week this week.  Onward and upward!!! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Making great strides but not in weight loss

I am logging a lot of miles since I got my new pedometer but haven't done very well in the dieting category.  I just can't seem to get myself into any long term commitment lately.  I do real good for a couple of weeks,  lose a few pounds then a special event comes up with all the great event foods and it just gets the ball rolling in the wrong direction for me.  I backslide so easily.  I went to a 4th of July party last weekend then spent the end of the week on a camping trip.  I went to my WW meeting on Sunday and gained 5 lbs.  I got a lot of exercise... swimming, tennis, long walks, biking, but was so out of control with my eating. 
Once again this week I am all geared up to have a great week and good results on the scale come Sunday.  I am back on track and am writing and planning all my meals for the week.  I should have an easy time as there are no special events planned for a few weeks.  I have a wedding to go to on the 30th though.  I'm looking forward to it in one way because it is my nephew's wedding and a very happy memorable event but I'm not looking forward to all the food and the feeling of being out of control and backsliding again.  I guess I will just have to do a lot of contemplating on this situation and come up with a plan of action.  I have got to get into the right mind set to deal with this obsession I have with food.  I just love the taste of food and the joy it brings when I'm eating something that tantalizes my tastes buds.  Why does life have to be so complicated??? 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weigh in results.

Weighed in yesterday and gained .4 lbs :-(   but not to worry...I'm all geared up for a better week!!! After all it wasn't even half a pound...maybe muscle fluid from my last minute workout. LOL 
(Or maybe I shouldn't have indulged the binge monster one night this week.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Half way there!!!

I hit the half way mark on my goal to walk 500 miles this year.  I'm at 254.6 miles as of today.  I will get there!!!  I think I will even go over it a little too!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I lost 2.4 lbs this week. I'll take it!!!  Been keeping my binges under control for the most part and got in alot of exercise this week.  I tried cutting down on the amount of carbs I have daily and that seems to be helping to keep the binge monster at bay.  Onward and upward!!!  Another week ahead and I will make it a success!!
Have a great one everyone!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Almost there!!!

Walked 11,434 steps in total today, that equals 5.7 miles...no wonder I'm so tired tonight. I made my 10,000....Yeah!!! Boy you really have to work at it to get in those recommended 10,000 steps for the whole day!!!
If you look at my mile ticker, you will see that I am almost to the half way mark of my goal.  Some time this weekend I will hit it I'm sure!!!  Off to bed now...I'm tired!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


My diet is working!!! I weighed in today and lost 5.6 lbs....very pleased with myself !!! Worked very hard all week for that!!!  I tracked everythng I ate except for Friday night when I went out for Chinese food with my hubby but I hadn't used any extra points all week so I guess that saved me.  I drank tons of water all week and did 30 mins of aerobics each day and some strength training thrown in there a couple of days too.  I'm back in the groove now I hope I can stay there this time!!! 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Walk 500 miles!!!

I walked 3.9 miles today for 8202 steps. Went grocery shopping then did a double walk around the neighborhood. Then worked out on my bowflex.  It's my last chance workout before my weigh in tomorrow. Hope it is a happy one.That makes 222.3 miles towards my goal of 500 miles.  Love my new pedometer!!   I just hope this one doesn't decide to go for a swim any time soon...LOL 

I got lots of good healthy foods for my diet today.  Can't decide what I want to eat first!!! 

Wish me luck tomorrow...I'll check in then.
Good night everyone!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Pedometer!!!

I bought my new pedometer today and love it.  It is very basic but is very accurate.  I joined the Walk with Walgreens program (free) on line and got a $5.00 coupon for it and it works great. It is an Omron GOsmart pedometer.  Now I can get back to tracking my 500 miles for the year goal!!!  Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Scary day at work.

There was a big layoff at my work today.  12 people in all.  I hate layoff days...have been through so many of them over the years.  Lucily I was never layed off but it sucks seeing people you have worked with for years just walked out the door.  You don't even get to say goodbye most of the time. 
It was an emotionally upsetting day but I am not going to turn to food for comfort.  I think I will go to bed and snuggle up to my hubby where I feel safe and warm and secure.  Tomorrow is another day!! 
Was great on plan all day and feeling better because of the execise.  Did 30 mins of brisk walking today.  Might hit the nordictrack tomorrow. 
Night all!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

So far so good.

2 days on plan.  Off to a good start.  Sat down Sunday night and planned my meals for most of the week.  It is easier for me that way than having to come up with meal ideas on the fly each day.  Have got some good exercise in also each day.  I love bike riding so that is something I do frequently.  I am so sore all over today though.  Probably over did it after doing next to nothing for formal exercise for a few weeks.  I have got to get myself a new pedometer and start tracking my miles again.  My last one ended up falling in the toilet.  I managed to grab it quickly and rinse it off.  It dried out nicely but just doesn't work as well at it was before it went for a swim.  That is the next thing on my list on the next payday. 
I gotta get off to bed now as I am fighting against a binge right now.  This is my binge time...after work and everyone in the house is sleeping and I have all the food to myself.  So I will not give in to it and just go to bed.  I have to strengthen my willpower muscle.  Good night.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'm Back!!!

I've been on a diet break for nearly 3 months now.  I thought I could handle not going to W/Ws meeting and do this by myself...Well I WAS WRONG!!!!  I have gained back all but .6 of what I lost since last October when I started W/Ws.  I am so pissed at myself right now!!!  I gained 18 lbs back.  I just really got away from all of the good habits.  I didn't track my foods,  I had frequent binges and I didn't get much exercise in either.  I got into a funk where I just got sick of it all and didn't care anymore.  Now 18 lbs later I guess I better wake up and start caring again cause I feel like shit...yup I said it SHIT!!! 

Went back to W/Ws this morning and will try and get back into the right mindset again.  Was on program all day and went for a 40 min. bike ride and then later a 30 min. brisk walk.  Off to a good start now I hope it lasts.  So do not want to become that unhealthy person that I will become if I don't get it into gear.  

I need you all to encourage me or give me an old fashioned scolding if that's how you feel.  But please say something to get me back on track no matter how harsh...I deserve it!!!
  So so mad at myself!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter Everyone! 
 Enjoy the day, enjoy the food.  Life is too short and it's only one day so don't sweat it.  Have some eggs, candy and a great Easter dinner and then get on the treadmill tomorrow....That's my plan and I'm sticking to it!!!!!     LOL

Friday, April 22, 2011

Almost a disaster!!!

I dropped my pedometer in the toilet yesterday!!!    Ohhhh Noooo!!!  I dove for it before it went down...ewwww :-(   I managed to save it and washed it up really well (really, really well) then put it on a sunny windowsill to dry.  Just checked on it and can you believe it....it still works!!!  It's all dried out and still has the correct time and the last readings it had before it went for a swim.  It takes a licking and keeps on clicking...LOL  I'm so glad it didn't short out or something like that. Now I can keep on walking toward my goal of 500 miles this year.   Must be divine intervention!!!   God only knows how much I need to keep moving!! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Addicted to food

I watched the show "Addicted to Food" this weekend on the "OWN" (Oprah Winfrey Network) A must see for those of us struggling with this addiction. You can also see the episodes on www.Oprah.com It truly is a disease but there is hope....it is something that can be cured! Find out what is eating you!!!! It is on Tuesday nights at 10:00pm This is your assignment for the week!!! LOL
Take care weight loss friends!!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Beautiful Weather for the whole weekend!!

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!!  Here in NH the temps will be pushing 60ish.  Gonna try and be outside as much as possible.  Definitely gonna be riding my Vicky (bike). Looking forward to hearing the peepers tonight while sitting by a nice cosy campfire.
What plans do you all have for the weekend that will help you towards your weight loss goals??

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Ohhhh Victoria (my bike) how I have missed you but now we are reunited again.  I will be seeing alot of you in the next several months.  It was so good spending quality time with you today out in the fresh air and sunshine.  It was like we were never parted.  I'm so happy and feel great!!  Thanks you for being such a good friend in my weight loss journey over the years!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mother Nature????

Mother Nature is pulling a good one on us here in New England and dumping 6-12 inches of snow on us for April fools day.  What a bitch!!!   I was so hoping to get out and start riding my bike but it looks like she will be in storage for a little while longer.  Mother Nature I am not very happy with you right about now.  Knock it off already!!!  Enough with winter!!!

OK, I got that off my chest and I feel better now. Gotta get to bed now so I can get up early and go shovel all this FREAKIN SNOW!!!!
Good night all!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What a weekend!!

Had a great weekend!  Went to the Boston Flower Show then out to a ritzy Italian restaurant on Saturday.  Ate like there was no tommorow...LOL.  It was my birthday!!! Had BD cake too.  Saturday night I went to a comedy show with family and friends and had a few snacks there.  Sunday I went to a Hockey game and had really great seats.  3 rows behind the goalie's net. Talk about being in the action!!  

 Back on track now but all that food was really really good. 

I got a dance game for my Xbox360/Kinect.  Loved playing the dance game so much at my sister's house last week that I had to go out and get my own to play at home.  It was my BD gift to me!!   I love it!!!  Some of the moves are hard to keep up with but with a little practice I think I will be ok.  The time sure flys when you are doing it.  Before you know it you are grooving and sweating to the beat. 
Gotta get to bed now.  Not going to W/W tomorrow until I get myself under control.  I gained a couple lbs this weekend with all the indulgences.  No regrets though...I am back in control now and know what I have to do the rest of the week....eat smart and get lot's of exercise!!!
Here's to a great week for us all!!! 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Catching up

Haven't posted much this week.  I had alot of overtime at work and just didn't find time to get on here.  I work 2nd shift so overtime for me is till 2 or 3 in the morning.  I did  alot of sleeping trying to make up for it.  It is not as easy to do overtime in my 50s as it was in my 30s but the money was hard to pass up. Needless to say I didn't do alot of exercise either.
  I had problems with binges this week also.  I guess working the overtime wore me down and when I got home...I started in.   I just did it because I was tired and hungry and was feeling like I needed that comfort at the time.  I didn't gain any weight though!
So now that I made my confession.  I am gonna try really hard next week to get through the overtime w/o sabotaging my weight loss efforts. 
Going over to my sister's house this afternoon to try out a dancing game she has for her Wii.  She said is is a great workout.  Sounds like fun to me!!  Have a great weekend everone!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Weigh in results.

I went to my W/W meeting yesterday.  I skipped going last week... figured I would save some bucks.  Anyway I lost 2 lbs.  I made my 10% and got my key ring as a reward!  I have now lost 19.2 lbs.  Averaging about one lb. a week as I have been going for 19 weeks.  I guess when they said you would average 1-2 lbs lost per week they weren't kidding.  I guess I'm average. 

Went for a beautiful walk outside yesterday.  The sky couldn't have been bluer and the sun felt so good on my face.  It was around 35 degrees and things were melting.  Spring is definately in the air!!  Can't wait to ride my bike.
Worked 2 hours of overtime tonight.   It is 2:34 AM as I write this. Tired now....going to bed!! 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Super Size Me"

Just finished watching "Super Size Me". It's a must see movie/documetary for all of us weight conscience people. And if you aren't weight conscience this will certainly nudge you in that direction.  I know it is an old movie but it was the first time I got to see it.  If you haven't seen it... check it out!  It sure helped to confirm my ideas about how bad fast food can be!!!  It's really bad!!!!!  Deadly!!!
When you ask them to "super size me"....that's exactly what you are doing!!!  These places don't care how unhealthy the food is, it's all about the almighty buck!   We people need to stop buying into their greed!!!  There has got to be better choices out there....find it!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

I figured out why I'm fat!!!

I figured out why I'm fat! The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my body says "For extra volume and body". I'm going to start using "Dawn" dish soap. It says" Dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove". ;-) LOL!!!   (Someone posted this on Facebook and I couldn't resist...I just had to share!!!)  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

End of slump!!!

I have been in a slump the past 3 days with no formal exercise and lot's of snacking.  Just needed a break from all the planning, writing down everything and feeling the pressure to exercise everyday.  I didn't even go to my W/W meeting yesterday.  Had a quarterly meeting yesterday at work and when it was done they gave us all a bag of Willy Wonka chocolate candies.  I don't know what that was all about because I work for an electronics company that has nothing to do with the food industry.  I know I shouldn't have taken the bag but I was thinking I would bring it home for the kids.  I decided to taste one and it was soooo good that I brought a couple to both of my breaks and ended up having 4 pieces.  Then on the way home I had a "few" more.  When I got home I figured out the points and for 4 pieces (the serving size) was 6 points.  OMG!!!  Needless to say I have put them out of sight and got it out of my system.   Feeling really guilty I sat down to my computer and started reading everyone's blogs.  I got all motivated again and have a short term goal for the month.  I want to lose 9 lbs this month...preferably by the 19th for my BD!  It will be hard and if I get only half way there I will be happy but 9 is my goal!!! 
Thanks to all you bloggers who helped me get my "umph" back!!!
Moving forward....off to exercise!!  Have a great day everyone!!!

Quote for the day:
"The difference between try and triumph is just a little "UMPH"!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

No Regrets!!

Celebrated my son's 13th birthday this weekend and had a piece of birthday cake....alright I had 2 pieces...my bad!! It was sooooo good and I don't regret it at all (well maybe the 2nd piece..tee hee hee)  Oh well I'm only human...LOL. 
Back on plan today and the rest of the week.  No more birthdays in sight till the 19th and I will be having a piece of that cake as well cause it is my birthday!!  You only live once and what is life without a piece of BD cake once in a while.  NO REGRETS!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Feeling much better!!!

I am feeling so much better today after a couple of down days.  Must have been a bug.  Did my Saturday 5K today then went shopping with the hubby for my son's 13th birthday that we are celebrating this weekend. I easily made my goal of 10,000 steps today and am only .4 away from making my first 100 miles toward my 500 for the year!!!! 

Gold star for me for 100 miles walked so far this year!!

 I plan on having a piece of BD cake with my fat free ice cream.  I bought the cake and figured out the points values.  For a 1/18th piece of cake it is 7 points.  Not as bad as I thought it would be.  Since I have only used about 5 of my weekly 49 I think it will be ok to indulge in the cake and enjoy it I will!!
The scale is looking good right now so I must stick to the plan!!!  Weigh in day is in 3 days!!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feeling blahhhh!

I felt kinda tired this moring getting up and it took me a while to get going.  Walked 40 mins/2 miles on the treadmill but wasn't up to my usual speed, just felt tired all over. For the rest of the day I felt dizzy, nauseous, feverish and soooo tired.  I went back to bed and slept all afternoon.  Didn't go to work tonight.  I guess sometimes you just gotta listen to what your body is telling you.  Feeling a little better as I write this but heading back to bed.  Hope tomorrow brings a healthier feeling my way!!  I hate being sick!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Weigh in results.

Well, I went to my W/Ws meeting this morning and lost .8 lbs.  Still in the right direction but so so little.  I was very disapointed but then I got to thinking...why am I in such a hurry to get to my goal???  Once I get there nothing is going to change.  I will still have to plan my meals and be accountable for all the points I eat.  Somewhere in the back of my brain it is thinking that I can finally stop all the planning and tracking and just eat what I want....but that's not how I am going to handle it because I know that I will just gain all the weight back again like I always have in the past.  I don't want to be a repeat offender anymore!!!  I will just have to resolve myself to the fact that I need to handle food this way always.  I am not someone who can play around with food like in the past and I have seen the result countless times!!  I really want this time to be different and never gain the weight back again!!  I should be glad it is taking me so long to lose it because if I'm always trying to lose and as long as the scale is going in the correct direction then I am not gaining.  That is a plus!! So good for me I lost .8 lbs this week and I earned every bit of it!!!

I have learned that I can't use any extra points though.  All during the week last week I was ther perfect Weight Watcher.  I tracked everything,  Kept right at my 29 points each day and got in 30 mins of cardio every day and strength training every other day. The scale showed that I had lost 3 lbs by Saturday morning. I had all 49 points and some activity points left over on the weekend so I used up half of them on some snacks.  The next day the scale jumped right back up and stayed there for a .8 loss this week.  So I am gonna see what happens next week when I don't use any extras.  I will let you know.
My challenge for this week will be my son's 13th birthday.  I will not go without a piece of BD cake.  I will just have to plan for it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I feel like a human popsicle!!

Just did a 5k with my hubby and the best part is is that he asked me if I wanted to go for a walk....will wonders never cease. Hmmmm... just paid my life insurance...maybe he is trying to kill me...tee hee hee. It was a balmy 19 degrees out. Needless to say we walked very fast!! Feel great though!! Now just waiting for my legs to thaw. ;-)

I made it through another weekend on plan...weigh in tomorrow.  Should be good.  I'm really on a roll now...hold the butter!!!  :-)  Have a great week everyone!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

14,323 today....Wow!!

Wow, I got  14,323 steps in today.  I did my 5K this morning for 3.2 miles then did almost another 5K the rest of the day with grocery shopping, housekeeping, and playing the kinect with the family this afternoon for a grand total of 6.3 miles today.  The 14,000 steps more than made up for the couple of days that I didn't quite make the 10,000.
I must go to bed now...a little tired needless to say.
Night all!!

Three day weekend!!

Had another great week!  Stuck to the plan and tracked lots of miles.  Been really good about drinking all my water this week.  I realized that I haven't been getting all my water the past few weeks so I remedied that this week...got lot's of steps in running to the little girls room also.  A win, win situation!!! 
I have a 3 day weekend in front of me and I'm a little scared about that.  I have to keep in mind that my weigh in is on Tuesday so I will have to muster up all my willpower to make it through without sabotaging the great week I had.  I have make it through the last couple of weekends with out any major disasters to my diet, only a couple little slips but I didn't let them snowball out of control.  So I can and will do this.  I really want to reach my goal before bathing suit weather is upon us so,,, I will be good, I Will Be Good,  I WILL BE GOOD! 

Quote for the day:
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diets....LOL
Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

50 miles already!!!

12 days ago I started wearing my pedometer and challenged myself to walk 500 miles this year.  I already have walked over 50 miles.  I am trying to get my 10,000 steps in each day. Sometimes I don't make it but most days I do.  Some days I far exceed that goal so it all averages out. I think that I will easily make the 500 miles if I keep going like I have. I will have to set a record to break next year.  Man I am really thinking ahead now!!! 

On another point...do any of you have days when you just feel really....how should I say it....fat all over again??  I mean you know you have lost weight and for weeks you felt so thin and happy then  BAM all of a sudden you just wake up feeling....fat.  Now the scale does not reflect any weight gain but in my mind I'm feeling like I did before I lost 16 lbs.  Is it our mind trying to play games with us...what makes me feel this way...am I the only one who gets that way??  I still have a spare tire around my middle and it just seems so pronounced all of a sudden.  Maybe it's because I am fitting into a size smaller and now the spare has no where to hide???  I don't know.  Any comments?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


As you can see from my title, I am pretty excited.  In 2 weeks I lost 2.4 lbs and made another 5 lb mark.  I also made 16 weeks of Weight Watchers meetings so I got a little gold charm with the 16 and hands clapping.  I have been going for 16 weeks and have lost an average of 16.4 lbs total.  I guess you could say that's very average according to W/Ws.  Still I wish it was more....I know, I know,... I should be very happy and I truly am but deep down inside us all we want to get there YESTERDAY!!!  You all know what I mean!!!   But I will still be doing my happy dance all day!!!  Because truthfully 16 lbs off my body is something to celebrate!!!!   I feel lighter, my clothes fit so much better and I feel full of energy and life!!!!   Yeahhhhh Me!!!  I will post a picture of me at this new stage in the journey soon. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Back in control!!!

Im feeling on top of things again today after my binge last night.  I have the control back and that inner child has been put to rest for now. 

Tomorrow is my weigh in day.  It's been 2 weeks since my last one and am a little nervous because of my lack of control yesterday.  Today I am doing damage control and eating light, drinking tons of water and getting a nice long walk in.  Never give up!!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

oops....went a little crazy!!!

Went out to eat with my Hubby today for Valentine's day (we were supposed to go yesterday but it got postponed).  Had a salad then a great veggie stirfry with steak tips over wild rice.  Only ate half and took the rest home for lunch tomorrow.  It was delicious!!  That wasn't so bad but then we ordered dessert...a puff pastry sundae drizzled with hot fudge and whipped cream that we shared. Also had bread and real butter.  I don't go out to eat hardly ever and it was a Valentine's date with my hubby so I splurged. Then later at home I started grazing...had some Valentine's chocolates then some popcorn, then some cookies and milk and then an oatmeal bar.  There it is...I told on myself.  I was out of control but it is behind me and tomorrow is another day and week and I will be back on plan.  We are all human and we all trip up sometimes .  I recognize it and will put it behind me.  I have been so good for weeks it was bound to happen but it's over!!!  I feel like I got it out of my system!!! 
Onward and Upward!!!

Quote for the day:
"Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork" 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blogger's Healthy Heart Weekend 5K

Just finished my 5K for the Blogger's Healthy Heart Weekend Challenge!  I feel fabulous!!!
Now off to an early Valentine's dinner with the hubby!! 
Thanks Lori for the Challenge!!

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies!!!

I came home tonight from work and there was a plate of freshly baked double chocolate chunk cookies, that my hubby made, on the counter .  I immediately helped myself to the delicious treat with the thought in the back of my head that I will take a 3 point hit for it.  It was so worth it!!!  Then I got to thinking just how many points it really was so I dug the package out of the trash....it was right on top...and when I calculated it it was indeed 3 points but the bonus was that the serving size was 2 cookies.  I am enjoying my 2nd cookie as I type this and guilt free because I have so many points left over for the week.  I promise that it will be the last one.....tonight anyway...tee hee hee!!!   It is a rare treat though and something I definately wouldn't eat every day.

Didn't do any formal exercise today but did spend half an hour playing with the Kinect. (Outdoor Adventures)  I worked up quite a sweat and feel like I got a good workout in while having so much fun.  What a wonder this new technology is!!  I also made my 10,000 steps today again thanks to my job.  It consists of a lot of walking, bringing the product from department to department stuff like that. 

I gotta get to bed now as I have a 5K to walk/jog tomorrow for the "Bloggers Healthy Heart Weekend Challenge"  I am greatful to have a healthy heart now but it wasn't always the case.  I suffered with Wolfe Parkinson's White Syndrome for many years since I was a pre-teen till I was 35 years old.  I had frequent and sudden tackycardia attacks during that time in my life and it was a very scary thing.  At 35 I underwent a radio frequency cardiac ablasion on my heart and I was cured.  I thank God for that technology and for my Dr. who performed the procedure. I am almost 51 now and I am thankful everyday that I have a normal functioning heart and that I am capable of doing normal exercise without the fear of those attacks.  I have been given a great gift and I intent on taking good care of my healthy heart!!  So off to bed now for me...night all!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

And the winner is!!!

Thanks to all the bloggers who suggested names for my bicycle.  Although they were all very appropriate names and well thought out I have decided to go with Patrick's suggestion of Victoria.  I will call her Vicky for short. When I ride it is always a "victory" for me in my weight loss efforts. So thank you Patrick for the great new name for my bike.  I will admit though that Desdemona was a close second because I like the description of her but the murder thing kinda scared me. LOL  Thank you all for participating!!! 

                                                         Me and my Victoria

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Made my 10,000 today!!!

I made my 10,000 steps yesterday for a total of 4.4 miles, just barely.  When I got home from work last night at 11:45 pm I still had 500 steps to go.  I walked around the house and jogged in place for a couple mins. to top it off.  I did alot of walking at work...as usual.  Now going to bed!

I made an awesome vegetable soup yesterday.  Put some red kidney beans in it for an added boost.  It was amazing.  I have another serving of it that I get to eat today.  It really was hearty and ohhh so good. 

I started pre-planning my meals for the whole week on Sunday nights.  I found this to be helpful to me and less time consuming during the week trying to come up with a daily menu.  Sometimes I tweek it as I might not have everything I need or I just don't feel like eating a certain thing on that particular day but for the most part it makes my workdays easier and less stressed.  What ever works!!!

I have a joke to share:
."Why don't you hear a pterodactyl going to the bathroom??........Because the "P" is silent".  LOLOL!!  
My 12 year old told me that one and I just had to share it.  Still cracks me up!!! 
Have a great day everyone!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

No weigh in today.

Didn't get to W/Ws today as there was a 2 hour delay for school. Had to make sure my 12 year old son got off ok. Will wait till next week and also save myself 12 dollars. 
Exercise done for the day. Nordictrack-30 mins, treadmill- 15 mins, bowflex- 20 mins. Now for lunch and work. Will have to be really good and on plan 100% this week as one of you challenged us to not get on a scale for a whole week.... Wink Wink... I usually get on every morning. Will wait till W/Ws next Tuesday to find out how I did. Gonna make me crazy though...more than I already am....tee hee hee. Have a great week!!

Quote for the day: "It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life."

Still looking for suggestions!!

I'm still looking for more suggestions for a fab name for my bicycle.  Spring is just around the corner and she needs a name.  I've gotten some really interesting submissions so far but would love to hear some more. 

I didn't make 10,000 steps today, only 7294 or 3.2 miles.  But I didn't do any formal exercise today either.  Mondays are my day to take care of my elderly Aunt who lives alone.  She is 86 and homebound so I go and do her groceries, house cleaning, bills, medications etc. She really should be in a nursing home but is a stubborn one and wants to live alone.  Anyway...after I do that in the morning I have to come home and get my lunch then start getting ready for 8 hours of work.  I just have no time on Monday.  I have dedicated Mondays as my exercise free day.   I did do alot of walking at work though.  Tomorrow I should make my 10,000 easily.  I figured it out today that to make 500 miles this year I would have to average almost 10 miles a week.  That is very doable for me.  So did any of you get a pedometer or dig up one you haven't used in a while.  It really is a great way to see just how much activity you really get in in a day.

Watched the Super Bowl yesterday, mostly to see the new commercials, and had a little slip up.  My son was sitting next to me on the couch with a bag of cheese puffs.  Well I took about two of them for "just a taste"  then my hand kept going into the bag...about 3 or 4 times!!  Finally I asked him to please put them on the other side of him so I couldn't reach.  They were so good though while it lasted.  My Bad!!!  The rest of the week wasn't bad though so I hope my weigh in in the morning will be a happy event.
Off to bed now!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My computer was held hostage!!!

I didn't get to get on here yesterday to post my miles walked as I had three 12 year olds who took over my living room and computer.  My son had a sleep over and monopolized the electronics.  Anyway....I walked 4.8 miles and did my weekly 5K on my treadmill in the garage.  I easily made my 10,000 steps too.  Did 30 mins. cardio on Wed. Thurs. and Friday also with some strength training on the boxflex thrown in to boot.  I am so in the Zone this week.  I think weigh in day is gonna be a happy event for me again this week.  Another weekend under my belt with no problems (binges) yet...still a few hours to go but I feel very confident!!.  Going shopping for a bit so gonna get more steps added to the pedometer.
I had a NSV this week that I have to share...Happiness is buckling your belt and realizing that I got into the next hole on the belt loop comfortably!!!  Doing the happy dance!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Walk 500 miles!!!

I have decided to challenge myself to walk 500 miles this year.  From now on I will wear a pedometer from the time I get up in the morning and it will be the last thing I take off before climbing into bed each night.  I will count all my steps/miles for the day. (see my new ticker above) I do a lot of walking for exercise...I did 40 mins of formal walking for exercise today but was on my feet all night at work and it really adds up.  I strive for 10,000 steps a day.  Today I did 13,142 or 5.81 miles.  No wonder my feet ache!!!  We never realize just how much we walk each day.  I think everyone should wear a pedometer and strive for 10,000 steps a day.  There's a challenge for you all!!!  Who is in?  I find that when I'm wearing the pedometer that I find ways to make extra steps for myself so that I can get my 10,000.  I park far away in parking lots, take the stairs instead of elevators, take only 2 bags of groceries in the house at a time instead of trying to string all those plastic bags around my arms so I can make it in one trip.  If I take a formal walk...at least 30 mins. then it is usually pretty easy to get all the rest of my required steps in on that day.  OK so you all heard it...I will walk 500 miles this year!!  The challenge is on!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

What shall I name her??? Can you help?

Now that we know Spring is coming earlier this year...so says Mr. Groundhog,  I am dreaming of bike riding.  This brings me to ask for your help in naming my dear friend. If everyone could suggest an appropriate name for my darling bicycle I would be so grateful.  It has to be a  name that would describe the freedom and feeling of life that I get while riding.  Be creative. I will pick my favorite in about a week once I get several names to choose from.  I am excited to see what everyone comes up with.  Won't you please help me name my lovely lady.  She is mostly white with some purple patches here and there as seen in my "during picture" 
Anxiously awaiting your replies!!   :-)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


 As some of you know I struggle with binging from time to time.  Well, I have to confess that the last 2 nights I was out of control.  I gave a challenge to my Facebook group to not binge for a whole week, last week. I was great and in control and I rocked the challenge. But being a new week I fell off that wagon HARD.  It wasn't big like I have done in the past with ice cream and cake and cookies and milk or half a bag of chips etc, but I was out of control. It started with a Lite bonnie bell cheese...then 3 or 4 low fat BBQ chips...then a small bowl of low fat baked cheezy straws...then a W/W candy then I ended up with a nutter butter peanut butter cookie. (Both nights) Most of the stuff was low fat and if I added up the points I would still have been within the 49 extra points that W/W allows but it's just the fact that I was not in control. Why do I do this???? There must be something eating me that's making me eat.  My inner child was screaming at me and I gave in to the spoiled little brat both nights. Why can't I be strong...why do I revert back to the old ways.  I can give great advice to everyone else but why can't I help myself???   I really don't want to spoil all the good I have done so by writting all this down and being accountable to all of you I'm hoping that it will help next time the "child" starts nagging me.  Thanks for listening and any helpful comments are greatly appreciated!
 Now, I am off to my Nordictrack!

Big storm....right???

So how did everyone fair with the BIG STORM?  It wasn't as bad here in Southern NH as they had predicted.  I was all set to stay home and stay warm and cozy.  I work 2nd shift and the radar was showing that the storm was clearing out of our area by 2:00ish pm so I decided to brave it and head to work.  Actually the roads were worse on Tuesday going to work then they were yesterday.  We didn't get even close to the 18 to 24 inches they said at first...thank God!!!  Now another one is predicted for Saturday
 At least we are supposed to have an early Spring this year so the groundhog says. 
That much closer to riding my bike again...oh bike how I miss you.  Speeding along with the warm wind in my face and the fresh air in my lungs!!  Spring can't come soon enough for me!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


My hubby took a sick day today so I did get to go to my meeting and weigh in. The results are in.......I lost .8 lbs. almost 1 pound, at least it is still in the right direction.   My grand total is now 14 lbs since Sept. 2010. I am a turtle at losing but we all know what happened to the turtle. I know if I keep on going and persevere I will eventually win this race!!


D@#% the Snow!!! Here it comes again!

I might not get to my W/W meeting for my weigh in today.  My husband will have our only able vehicle to go to work today as my car is in the shop getting fixed.  AND it's supposed to snow again!!!  We have a real whopper heading our way here in NH. for Tuesday and Wednesday.  They are predicting 18 to 20 inches of the wonderful (NOT) stuff.   I am so done with Winter!!!  Does anyone what some snow???  We have plenty to share and it's free!!!  The only positive note here is all the freakin exercise we will get shoveling the stuff.  Can you tell I'm not in a very good mood tonight???  I think I'll go to bed now so I don't get myself into a binge!!!  I'll need all the rest I can get so I can do all that shoveling in the next two days.
Night all!!  :-)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I did it again!!

Yup, I made it through another weekend on plan.  Worked out both days and did some shopping for some great meals all next week.  It is a big deal for me to make it through the weekend because I have always blown it on the weekends in the past.  My weekdays are very structured but weekends were always my downfall.  If I can just get through them w/o slipping up then losing weight will be so much easier for me. Here's to another great week to all of us!!!!

"Good, better, best; never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best."

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Got that under my belt!!

Yeah, all my exercise is complete for the day. Had a lovely 30 min walk with my dear neighbor friend, thanks for joining me Pam!!! Then did 45 mins on the treadmill while watching American Idol. Got my 5K done for another Saturday. Then did the bowflex for 15 mins. Gotta work on those "bat wings" LOL
I feel so great right now!...!! Love it when those endorphins kick in!!!
Now off to make myself a huge delicious salad for lunch...Fillet Minon for supper!!! 
(Yes... All the points are  accounted for.) 
The hours are ticking away till my weigh in on Tuesday.  Gotta be good!!

Oh Weekend How I Love Thee So!!

The weekend is here...my favorite time of the week!! I really have to watch myself though as I don't want to spoil all my great efforts during the week on mindless eating these 2 days. They are just days like the rest of the week and I still have to plan my meals, write every point down, drink lots of water and get some great exercise in. I will keep in mind that my weigh in is only 3 days away. (Tuesday)
How about you all...do you have a plan to get through the weekend? 
Please share.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!
Kathy-Lifetime Member


          Quote for the weekend:
"Say yes to the skinny jeans
by saying NO to the donuts"

Friday, January 28, 2011

I did my research!!!

 You asked for it!!  Here are some excerpt from an article I found..I told you I was gonna research this.  (See my blog from a couple days ago titled "I'll Have What She's Having")
The pubbococcygeus muscle is surrounded by four other pelvic muscles but they work as a system. A healthy PC muscle, the kind a woman who does a lot of ab exercises or hanging leg presses probably has, is very rigid while a weak one is not.  A strong PC muscle makes these orgasms much easier.

Specifically, hanging leg raises can bring on this "Coregasm" they called it, because some women can, apparently, have an orgasm while doing these exercises.

That means a woman with a strong PC muscle can have an orgasm almost any time this muscle is stimulated. Abdominal exercises, friction from clothing, etc. etc. you get the idea. 

So that clears that up...I'm off to work on my abs now!!!   tee hee heee!

Going Grey

I am in a transition period in my life as I am letting my hair go grey.  I've colored it for years trying to keep my youthful look but I just don't want to do it anymore.  I always hated coloring it...the smell, the time, the cost.  But I hated looking grey also.  I've decided that at almost 51 years old ( in March) it was time to embrace my greys.  I am trying to live a healthier life and that is gonna include my hair.  No more stinky, messy chemicals in my hair not to mention how dried out it gets.  I think I will like the salt and pepper look once it has all grown out but the transitional period sucks.  I'm gonna have to get a nice big hat to wear until then.  Maybe I'll join the Red Hat Society...their hats are beautiful!!!  Oh well with a little perserverance in about 6 months I will have a beautiful head of healthy grey hair.  Can't wait to embrace the greys!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"I'll Have What She's Having"

I was watching a program on TV today, it was a panel of Drs. and they were talking about the benefits of exercise.  They actually said that some woman can achieve the big "O" while exercising.  That's right I said it...orgasm. Come on now!!  REALLY???!!!  They said it was all the movement and friction. OK my question is what equipment were they using and where can I get it!!!  They left out those important details!!!!! LOL  Has any one else ever heard of that?  I mean I get that natural high feeling when the endorphins kick in but nothing like what they are talking about.  Now when I see other woman at the gym I will question their real motives for being there...tee hee hee!  If I were to be so lucky I would definately be an exerciseaholic. 
Sorry, but I just had to share this,  it was too good to keep to myself.   LOLOLOL  (I hope I didn't offend any one.)     :-)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Weigh in results.

Drum roll Please............................... I lost.  2.2 lbs!!!  That's 5 lbs this month for me. Since Sept. it is 13.2 lbs. I was really hoping for more this week cause I worked so hard but I'll take it. Also that is a total for 2 weeks b/c I didn't weigh in last week. They talked in W/W today about not eating enough and how sometimes your body holds on to the calories cause it thinks its starving.   I usually don't use my 49 extra points throughout the week and just use about half of them on the weekend.  This week I'm gonna do a little experiment and use 5 extra points on top of my daily 29 each day which will still leave me 14 extra points to play with on the weekend.  Now I know that 2.2 isn't terrible but it was so much easier to lose weigh when I was in my 20s and 30s  I would have easily lost 4 to 5 lbs with all the work I put in these past 2 weeks.  Damn you menapause and slow metabolism!!!  But I'm still happy that the scale is still going in the right direction!!  Just a little slower than I hoped.

Quote for the day: 
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go".

Monday, January 24, 2011

Weigh in tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow is my weigh in day and it doesn't look like the weather will be a factor this week.  I had a really good week and I made it through the weekend on plan.  I had a tiny binge on Saturday night but all totaled I didn't go over my extra points for the week. So it should go well on the scale.  I know my scale shows that I lost some but that is first thing in the morning with only my nightgown on.  Wish it was Summer so I could wear shorts and a tank top!!   LOL

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Workout Music?

What does everyone listen to for workout music???
Here are some of my favorite choices: 

These are all great for walking, running, biking, nordictrack or eliptical or any other cardio activity:
Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
The Very Best of Stars on 45
Cardio Pulse-Pumped up Workout Grooves (songs from Mama Mia or ABBA's greatest hits)
The Biggest Loser Workout Mix Top 40 Hits volume 1

I like this one for the bow flex has a good beat for the strength training reps.
Simply the Best-Tina Turner

And my personal favorite:

It's full of songs about the weight loss journey.  Some of the titles are:
Skinny Jeans
I'm a Hottie Now!
Use It To Lose It
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
You Da Boss
and others too

You can check out the lyrics or order it at:   http://www.skinnysongs.com/

I stumbled across it reading a weight loss magazine about 2 years ago and just had to have it after listening to them on the site. It is still one of my favorites.  I especially love "I think I'll Go to Saks"

Really great upbeat music and fun lyrics too!!   Check it out.

What do you like to listen to?  What motivates you and gets your body moving and your heart pumping??  Please share  :-)

PS. Thanks for the help with the posting of pictures....I did it!!!

Motivational Song - You're Unstoppable

Friday, January 21, 2011

No weigh in this week

I've decided I'm gonna wait till next week to weigh in.  I missed it this week on Tuesday due to the weather but being a lifetime member at Weight Watchers I don't really have to weigh in every week.  I like to because it keeps me on my toes and the meeting gives me that burst of motivation to get through the week.  This week I feel like I'm really motivated and have been on plan all week.  So I'm gonna wait for Tuesday.  I just gotta get through the weekend.  On that note I have to tell myself that it's not OK to eat unplanned food of any kind.  I'm just fooling myself if I think otherwise.  Every BLT (Bite, Lick or Taste) as we call it in W/W has to be accounted for. "if you bite it you write it...if you drink it you ink it"  another W/W saying.  LOL
     Whenever I plan my meals and write down everthing I've eaten everyday I have been very successful at weight loss.  It is an essential tool to get me to my goal. 
   Today I commit to planning my meals, keeping track of every point and sticking to that plan especially on the weekends!!

Quote for the day:
"Those who fail to plan....plan to fail"!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Random thoughts!!

First of all I picked up a magazine this week that is excellent for us dieters.  It's called My Weight Loss and is a special interest magazine by Better Homes and Gardens.  It is bursting with all kinds of diet tips, recipes, motivational stories and quickie workouts for a fast calorie blast.  I especially love the before and after photos of people who have been successful in the "battle of the bulge".  Those really inspire me!  It has some really great info on the latest diet trends,  what works, what doesn't.  I recommend it as a must read for all of us.

on another note:  I taped the Biggest Loser on Tuesday and watched it while I did the treadmill.  I was only going to do 30 mins but ended up doing 45 without even realzing it.  Usually when I do the treadmill I listen to really upbeat music while watching the timer and can't wait for the 30 mins to be up. This made the time really fly for me.  My treadmill is in our garage and we have a TV in there (but not hooked up to cable).  So the VCR is the only input.  Last night I taped American Idol...so that will be for my weekend workout as I still have to finish the Biggest Loser.  Something too make my workouts less boring....yeah!!!

Something the Dr. said on the Biggest Loser today that really made me think:  He said that "Obesity is as much of a disease as Cancer is.  It can be just as aggressive and deadly to us if not treated.  Just as we would seek treatment to cure ourselves of Cancer we should also seek treatment to cure ourselves of obesity".
It is that serious... It really is soooo true!!

OK gotta go!  Have a great day.  Thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No weigh in.

I didn't get to weigh in yesterday because the meeting was canceled due to the snow storm we had.  Will have to look up and see when the other meetings are this week where I go.  I just gotta weigh in!!!  I think I did really well too!!  I will let you know!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Who inspires you?

Is there someone in your life that has been in inspiration to you as far as losing weight and living healthy?

For me it is a husband and wife who I have seen walking together since I was a first grader going to school on the bus.  I would see them every morning in the sunshine and rain.  Cold and hot.  Snow or not.  They were walking every day together.  I saw them faithfully every morning for years and years.  After a few years my bus route changed and I did not see them anymore but as the years went by in my travels through town   I have seen them out together doing their daily ritual. I am almost 51 years old now and I saw them the other day, STILL out together walking. They were walking to the local super market here in town which is about 1 1/2 miles from their home. 3 miles round trip. (I knew where they lived because their son's were a friend of my brother in highschool ). This couple is now in their early 80s and doing almost a 5K nearly every day.  They made a lifetime commitment to taking care of themselves and just look at the results!  They are mobile, they are thin, they are healthy, they look great, they are enjoying there senior years and they will probably live well into their 100s.  What an inspiration to us all!!  That is where I want to be when I'm 80.
Now that's commitement, that's perseverance and they are living proof of it's rewards!!!  Just look at them go!!

I've been walking and biking in my neighborhood for nearly 20 years now and I hope that someday someone will think of me as I think of  that couple.  You never know who is watching you!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Weekly wrap up.

Well it was my first week back to work since Dec. 23rd.  Our company shut down for 2 weeks.  It has been hard getting back into the swing of things and I was tired all week. I guess I got too used to having so much time on my hands.  I Did manage to get in all my exercise and meal planning but felt rushed all the time.  (I work 2nd shift)  Now I hit the ground running as soon as I get up in the morning.  After a great breakfast each morning I try and get all my house work done so I can get some exercise in.  As soon as I finish the exercise I have to start getting my lunch made then prepare a dinner for work.  By then it's time to get ready for work.  It's rush rush rush all week.  The only relaxing time I have is when I get home from work at midnightish and come on here and check all my "stuff"  This has really helped me get through my week though and kept me motivated.  I love checking every one's blogs and hearing from like minded people who are all battling the bulge like me.  It keeps me from binging which is a bad habit I got into over the years.  This week not one binge!!!   A huge accomplishment for me!   Yeah me!!!   (I'd paste a picture of a gold star right here but I haven't figured out how to do it yet...but I will...LOL)

On another Note:  I just finished watching the Biggest Loser (on Demand).  This is another thing that is a great motivator for me.  To see those people overcome so much and watch them push themselves to the limits they never knew they had is a true inspiration to me.  If they can overcome those obstacles then I know I certainly can.  No excuse I have can ever be justified after seeing them triumph when there is so much against them.

 Which brings me to my quote for the day:
"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!"

Get your umph on!!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Weekends are a big challenge for me. But I've always loved a challenge!  I must keep in mind that Saturday and Sunday are just days like Monday - Friday. I still have to plan my meals and get in some exercise even if I don't feel like it. It would be a shame to spoil all the good I've done all week for 2 days of mindless eating.  I don't want to see that scale go up on Monday morning and feel that disapointment! Once I learn to get through weekends on plan dieting will be alot easier for me.

HappyWeekend!!  Stick with it!!!

Quote for the day:
Today's choices.......ARE-------> tomorrow's reality!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Food is a fuel for our body.. PERIOD!!

My Dr. told me this years ago:  We all must stop thinking of food as a comfort or pleasure.  Food is a fuel for our body that keeps us full of energy and health PERIOD!!.  We must make healthy choices that will keep our bodies strong and full of vitality. We must not waste our daily intake of "fuel" on useless calories that have no nutritional value and can "gunk up our engine" LOL
We can find pleasure and comfort in other activities.  
I like:  crafting, reading, gardening, biking, long walks, camping, bowling, blogging and spending quality time with my family and friends.  The possibilties are endless and don't have to include food!

What are some activities that you can turn to when you are not hungry but the food is calling? 

Quote for the day:
"The groundwork of all happiness is health."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Top 10...

My top 10 reason for losing weight.

1. To live a long and healthy life.
2. To be able to enjoy my grandchildren (if and when I get some..LOL)
3. To be able to wear more stylish clothes and look marvelous in them daaaaling.
4. To keep my cholesterol under control.
5. To be an example to my kids.
6. To know that I have accomplished something very important!!
7. To feel sexier!!!
8. To have more energy.
9. To love how I look in the mirror. (with or without clothes...tee hee hee)
10. To lessen the pain of Fibromyalgia
11. To have my skinny jeans fit again.
12. To feel in control of myself.
13. To feel great pride in myself.
14. To inspire others to lose weight

Oops, Sorry,  I know I said top 10 but I got on a roll...LOL

Now let's hear your top 10 reasons. 

Today's Quote: 
 "Cut the "im" out of impossible, leaving that dynamic word standing out free and clear-possible."

Now, let's make our top 10 possible!!!!!!!!!!!   We can do it!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I'm doing my happy dance!!!   I went to my W/W meeting this morning and I lost 2.8 lbs.  Oh ya...Oh ya!!!  Who is a happy, happy lady today...that would be me!!!!!  I also reached my 5% goal.  I totally was in the zone the past week.  I tracked my points everyday, even on the weekends which is usually a problem for me. I got in 30 mins of cardio every day and did some strengh training at least 4 days.  It really does work if you are determined and persevere!!!

My Quote for the day:  "Be bold. Be confident. Be alive. A gallery of possibilities awaits you when you make change your friend."

Monday, January 10, 2011

Give yourself lots of credit!!

The process of losing weight is hard!!!  We need to give ourselves credit each time we engage in a helpful behavior of think about something in a helpful way.  This will protect us from feelings of despair and help to build our confidence so that we can realize our weight loss goals!!! 

"Did I drink all my water today..YES!!!   Did I track everything I ate today..Yes!!!  Did I stay within my daily points today...YES!!!   Did I get in some healthy activity today...Yes!!  Did I avoid a binge today...YES YES YES!!!   I had a great day today!!"

This is how we need to think EVERY DAY!!!  Give yourself credit for even the littlest things you achieved towards your new healthy lifestyle!

(TIP: pick up some little motivational stickers to put on your calendar.  Each time you engage in an activity that will get you to your goals, give yourself a GOLD STAR!!!)

Quote for the day..."What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals".

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's freezing out!!!

I was itching to ride my bike today.  I live in New Hampshire and it was just above freezing out.  The roads were clear and I just wanted to ride.  I bundled up and headed out and 10 mins. in I couldn't feel my face!! I was warm everywhere else.  If it hadn't been for the wind it would have been ok.  I ended up doing a half hour on the Nordic track then 15 mins with the bowflex indoors.  I can't wait for Spring!!!   I hate being stuck inside.

On another note my husband did the groceries last night and brought home some store brand jelly donuts for breakfast.  I had no intention of eating one but they did smell soooo good!! Just for kicks I decided to calculate how many Weight Watchers points one was.  One jelly donut was 11 points....OMG   It had 400 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 66 carbs.  For one stupid donut!!!!   I was very happy with my 2 egg white omelet, 3 slices of candian bacon Lt, whole wheat english muffin with 1 TBS jelly, banana, and coffee ....all for 7 points.  I think I shamed my husband when I told him all that cause the rest of the day after having one for breakfast he ate really light and did an hour on the nordic track.  I wonder if he will ever bring those home again.  My point here is to always check the nurtrtional values on foods and make a conscience decision on if it is worth it to you.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Want to eat everything right now!!!!!!!!!

I feel a binge coming on....I'm definitely not hungry.  I hate it when I feel so out of control.  Haven't had anything yet so I think I will just go to bed and read a good book till I fall asleep. ( But really want to raid the snack cabinet!!)  What to do...what to do???  The cookies are calling and there goes the peanut butter and crackers.....Stop calling me!!!! 

Going to bed now cause I am the boss of me not you, you silly cookies and you too crackers. Hush now, I'm reading my book..........shhhhhh!!!  That's better!  Night!!!

 I'm so proud of me!!!!  (this time anyway)

Do any of you have problems with binges?  What do you do to stop it in its tracks?

My Thoughts on Exercise...

Sometimes I don't feel like exercising but EVERY TIME I have pushed myself to just do it I am always happy that I did.  The great feelings I get from exercise far out weigh any sabotaging thoughts I had before hand.  Keeping this in mind is always a great motivator to help me accomplish my weight loss goals. Also, Research shows that exercise is essential for most people to lose weight and maintain their weight loss.  If I want the benefits of being thinner...I know I have to exercise often!
I strive for 30 mins or more of  cardio 5-6 days a week and strength training 3 to 4 days a week.  I also throw some yoga in a few times a week.  I also suffer from Fibromyalgia and exercise is my "drug".  As long as I exercise on a regular basis my symptoms are almost nil.  If I go for more that 2 days with no activity I start to feel the fibro creeping back in.  Exercise is also a great deterrent for depression.  I suffer from seasonal depression or SAD and it is not nearly as bad as long as I keep moving all winter.  So you see there are many benefits from exercise.  Can you name some benefits you have noticed because of exercise?
You've got to use it to lose it!!!!  It won't burn if you don't heat it up!!!!!  

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Quote to ponder...

"More die in the United States of too much food than of too little." 
What does this mean to you?
Sometimes I look around and see others eating whatever they want and wish I could do that too.  Then I remind myself of the health problems these people have...Diabetes, heart disease, mobility problems, sick all the time etc.  They are not healthy people because of the choices they made and not enjoying life to the fullest.  I must remind myself that I have chosen to live a healthy life by eating well and exercising often so that I won't have to suffer those inflictions.  They are slowly killing themselves because they can't control their eating.  I want to be different,  I want to be in control, I want to live a long and disease free life!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Here goes...

This is a first for me. I apologize now for any goof ups I do as this is my first time ever blogging.

I became  a life time member of  Weight Watchers in 1984 but over the past 28ish years of marriage and 3 kids I have lost and gained the same 20 to 30 lbs over and over again. I call mself a repeated offender. I would like to be able to inspire others with my stories and hear yours too.