Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In

Well, Boo!!! I gained 0.9 lbs this week. That puts me at 202.1. Of course, I didn't do such a good job of eating right or going to the gym like I needed to. I know what I need to do to keep this from happening again. I didn't do it today, though. I ate a "Dude" and a hot fudge sundae from Dairy Queen for lunch. Time to pull my head out and get back on course. Good thing I have Zumba tomorrow.

Another important step to take toward getting back on track is getting enough sleep! I'm off to bed now.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fun, Fun, Fun

I've never had so much fun working out than I've been having at Zumba. It's amazing how adding music and some fun moves changed my whole perception of working out. It also helps to have awesome instructors. :-) This is way better than the aerobics classes I took in the 80's. Both of my instructors make me feel like I can be sexy, even at my current size. My hubby tells me all the time that I'm sexy, but that's his job. It's the other comments he makes that let me know I'm really making progress. We went out to dinner on Valentine's Day. When we got out of the car, he said, "I'll race ya!" So, I raced him. Not only did I keep up with him, I actually wasn't winded when we stopped! Later that evening he told me, "I was watching you when we were running, and your butt is getting smaller." (Well... that's not exactly what he said, but it's the gist of it. :-D ) The point is, he noticed that I'm losing inches. You know you're making progress when your husband notices the changes.

I talked to my soon-to-be personal trainer tonight. I have an appointment on Monday to meet with him and get the paperwork done to start my training. I'm excited! I'm ready to learn more about how to get myself into shape and be healthier.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day at work. I hope I didn't blow it too much this past week. I'd really like to get back below 200 soon. I weighed 201.3 last Wednesday. Here's hoping for the best! I'll let y'all know how I did.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Let's Try This Again!

I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted last. My life has been rather hectic, but I think that MAYBE I can get into a writing routine again. I do have one routine that I've almost nailed. At the beginning of 2012 I started going to the gym again. This time I'm taking classes. On a good week, I go to Zumba on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. I LOVE Zumba! I've always liked dancing and Zumba is a great way to get a good cardio workout. Here are a couple of pics of me ready to go to Zumba on March 27.
I'm liking the results I'm getting, too. I've lost a little over 10 pounds since the beginning of the year. I'm also noticing that my clothes are fitting better. (You gotta love it when body parts start getting back into the right shape!)

In a couple of weeks I'm going to start seeing a personal trainer at the gym. I had a "test drive" on Wednesday and I liked the trainer I visited with. He was telling me what we could do to help me reach my goal of losing 60 more pounds. It will be good for me to have a pro guiding me in the right direction.

Weekly weigh-ins at work are still on Wednesdays. We are also doing a "Biggest Loser" type deal at work as part of our wellness program. Our final weigh-in for that is on April 16. I've lost 10.3 pounds since January 16. That's almost 5%. I'm hoping to lose at least 3 or 4 more pounds by the final weigh-in. I've been in a "friendly" competition with our benefits specialist during this time. He's an evil, evil man. We have monthly luncheons for our company's charitable organization and he LOVES to bring decadent desserts. He does it on purpose! The other competitors in our "Biggest Loser" group and I got together to get back at him. His favorite candy is Heath. We got together and bought a couple of bags of the fun size ones and hid them all over his office. We also sent them to him through the inter-office mail. He found most of them right away and distributed them amongst us. Every now and then he still finds them in some little nook he didn't check before. I wonder how many he actually ate.... LOL

Monday, February 14, 2011

February 2011 Trackers: 4 Weeks To A Better YOU! Weigh In Week 2

Yay!!!! I'm SO excited! I lost 2.4 lbs this week.  :-)  I now weigh 198.3.  That gives me a total weight loss for the challenge of 1.4 lbs!!!!

I have to say I owe the weight loss to getting up in the mornings and exercising.  My hubby and I have been getting up early for the last three weeks and doing some kind of exercising at least 4 times a week.  I have to admit I was tired this morning and slept in until it was time to take my shower and get ready for work.  Tomorrow morning I'll be ready to get up and get moving, though.  I want to keep my weight PERMANENTLY below 200.

I better get this posted now. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 2011 Trackers: 4 Weeks To A Better YOU! Weigh In Week 1

I weighed in today with the help of my friend Donyea.  She's always encouraging me and telling me how proud she is when I lose weight. I was a little disappointed with myself, but I know why I gained... I was a bad girl!  I didn't track my eating or pay too much attention to what I ate.  I gained 1 lb.  My weight is now 200.7.  I'm still happy about not gaining more than I have.  I am keeping track of my eating again, and I'm getting up every morning and doing some kind of exercising.  I did some ballet exercises this morning. :-)

I had my hubby take a couple of pictures of me this morning so I can document the beginning of the challenge.  Here I am at 200.7!  I'm looking forward to losing at least 10 lbs. this month!





Hope I didn't scare anyone! LOL... just kidding.  :-)

Thanks for hosting the challenge, Vera!  You can follow my results and the results of the other folks in the challenge here.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Days and Working Out at Home

I stayed home from work today. The temperatures here in North Texas are still very cold (teens and twenties), and the roads were pretty icy this morning. Hubby and I decided it wasn't worth risking our vehicle or our lives to take me to work. The icy conditions have also kept us from going walking/running in the morning. Being the resourceful people that we are, we got out the "10 Minute Solution" DVD and worked out with it for the last couple of days. Yesterday we tried the "Sexy Slimdown" routine. We both laughed at ourselves because neither one of us has much rhythm. The instructor in the video gets right to it and doesn't fool around! We're going to need lots of practice to get the moves down. We did the legs and buns routine this morning. It was easier to follow, but  it will still take some practice to get it down. I don't know about y'all, but my balance is TERRIBLE!

How is everyone else doing with their work outs? I'd love to hear what you do to get into shape.  :-)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Today's Weigh In

I didn't get to weigh in yesterday because I got sick less than an hour after I got to work.  Let's just say I was not in any condition to weigh myself.  I did weigh in today, though.  I'm at 200.1 which is up .4 from Thursday.  I'm still pretty happy with the fact that I'm so close to being permanently below 200.  :-)  I'm really liking the way my clothes are getting too big on me. I can't wait until I can go buy new clothes in a smaller size!!!  I've been wearing 18W-20W for far too long

The weather here in North Texas is extremely cold and icy today.  I work for an electric company, so I had to go to work while most people stayed home in their nice toasty beds or in front of their fireplaces drinking hot chocolate.  :-P  Management graciously provided lunch for those of us who showed up.  Unfortunately, I'm really paying for it!  We had chili (mostly grease) with all the fixins, rolls, and crackers.  It tasted pretty good going down, but man, oh man... the heartburn, bloating, and gas were just not worth it!  I had rice for dinner because my stomach felt SO bad.  Tomorrow I'm going back to eating better no matter what they try to feed us!

I hope everyone has a good night.  I'm going to hit the Maalox bottle again!