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!