Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thanks to my walking friends!

I thought this picture was cute, but I actually want to give a HUGE shout out to my walking friends for helping me continue to be a loser! I'm so excited because I hit a new low today. Last week I was up a pound because Jess and Todd came home for the weekend and I ate some naughty stuff. This week I lost the pound and another half so now I'm down 22 pounds. My chubby clothes are really loose and I feel so much better. I'm about half way there and it feels good!

Dave and I are going to the fair tomorrow to celebrate my birthday but I'm going to resist the yummy fair food and just eat one treat. I really love walking with my friends in the morning and I'm so happy it's helping me achieve my weight loss goal. I'm also really looking forward to a date with Dave. It's going to be so much fun!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I'm happy to say goodbye to another pound!

I lost another pound...actually 1.1...let's not forget the point one. Every point one counts! Now I am down 21.5. I am excited to get to 25! I'm still walking every morning with my fun friends and it is really good for me in so many ways. I know I could be losing faster if I would quit eating so many carbs, but at least I'm losing slowly but surely. I'm not as impatient this time as I have been in the past and I think that's a good thing.

This is going to be such a fun weekend. Jessica and Todd are coming home and Jess is having a bridal shower. I'm so so excited. I know I'll probably eat some things I shouldn't but I'll keep my portions small and hopefully still find time to do some exercise.

Dave is doing great! He has lost 27 pounds. I'm really happy for him. He has amazing willpower and has been working out each morning. So I guess between us we're almost to 50! YIPPEE!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I lost my brian but I still weight the same!

How can it be that I lost my brain but I still weigh the same? I totally forgot to post and I'm sure that's because my brain is missing in action. You'd think that if my brain fell out I'd have lost about 3 pounds, considering that's what the average human brain weighs.

I have been REALLY faithful with my exercise's a shocker...I'm really loving it. I've been walking at 5:30 a.m. with Shannon and Michele and it's been so good for me. So so so good for me! Sometimes Kerinda joins us and that's great, too. She and I are going to walk this morning and I'm proud to say that will be my 7th walk this week, because I walked twice on Thursday, once in the morning and again in the afternoon. We walk up and down hills for about an hour so it's a pretty good workout.
My headache is much better and I'm feeling healthier emotionally. (I think I forgot to post that I've been suffering with really severe headaches the past couple of weeks.)

Exercise is really good for the body and mind! I've known that for a while, but it took me forever to get moving. I'm so glad I've finally done it. Hopefully it will show up this week on the scale.
One thing is for sure, I have the best friends any girl was ever blessed to have and I'm so very grateful. I also had a really interesting experience in the temple this past Wednesday night that has given me some clarity on some changes I've really been needing to make in my life. The temple is a huge blessing and I'm so grateful that Jessica and Todd are beginning their marriage there.

I'll try and locate my brain and remember to post next Wednesday. If you happen to see it, please call 1-800-BRAINLESSWOMAN!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


YIPPEE! I finally made it to 20 pounds. I know it took me forever, but I'm so glad to have finally done it. This morning I was down 20.4 pounds. I really really really think the exercise is helping. And the super weird and freaky thing is that I'm enjoying it! I've been needing to do this for a long time. So now I feel a new motivation and I am really going to try (I take that back, try means "I have no intention of doing this") I'm going to work harder to lose a little bit faster. Not super fast, but faster than my average so far of about a pound a week. I have 25 more to go, but that's better than the 45 I had when I started. I really needed this right now! I needed a boost and I'm so grateful that I got one. Onward and downward!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Another "one" bites the dust!

Well, I got rid of the last of the 2.4 I gained back by losing a pound this past week. I have been really good about walking the hills and I will continue to walk at least four days a week, hopefully five. So now I need to move into uncharted territory and keep moving down the scale. My eating is pretty good but it could be better. Stress is making me feel like I'm hungry when I'm really not. I have the munchies and I need to get a grip on wanting to snack too much. I haven't really been eating the wrong foods, just too much of the right ones. So my goal this week is to really stick to my points every day. By doing that and exercising I should see a good drop next week!

Monday, May 18, 2009

1.4 of 2.4 GONE!

Once again I forgot to update the blog last week. I weighed in on Wednesday and had lost 1.4 of the 2.4 I had gained. And the really good news is that I walked on the hills 5 days last week, and I've already walked Cardiac Hill today, so my exercise routine is in full swing. I'll weigh in on Wednesday and this week I'll do my best to remember to check in!

Monday, May 11, 2009

2.4 BIG steps in the wrong direction...and a bunch of uphill steps in the right direction!

I know, I know, I know. I didn't post last week. There is a VERY good reason for that...I was chicken! I was so sad when I got on the scale and realized I had gained 2.4 pounds. It was totally NOT my fault. I am taking absolutely no responsibility! It was the cookie dough's fault! That's right, I had nothing to do with it. I had a little pity party and it was catered with cookie dough. That was a bad choice! So, to redeem myself, today I made a really good choice. I resumed my love/hate relationship with cardiac hill. It felt good, in a really out of breath, ready to have a heart attack kind of way.

It will come as a shock to most that I took Tinkerbell with me. Everyone who knows me knows that I can't stand that mutt, but I took her along as snake bait. I figured a rattler would rather go after a small, stupid, ugly dog than a chubby old lady. Lucky for Tink we didn't have to find out. I did have a pee your pants moment when this dumb lady walking two killing machines, a Doberman and a German Shepherd that were the size of medium sized horses, came around the other side of the hill. Her monstrous dogs were not on leashes and Tink is so seriously stupid that she will go after any dog of any size. Although Tink was on a leash, it took her half a second to squirm out of it and run up to the beasts. Thankfully the other dogs were a lot calmer than they appeared and they spared Tink's worthless little life.

The funny thing is that when I was walking Tink out to the car as we were leaving for the hill she had a look of complete fear on her face. I NEVER take that dog anywhere so I'm sure she thought she was headed to the sausage factory. Now that we're home, and she doesn't realize that she was serving the purpose of snake bait, she thinks I'm her best friend because I took her for a walk. She is following me everywhere. This is not going to work out for me. I have to find a way to take her but still convey that I can't stand her. I'll work on it.

So, I have to motivate myself to continue to hit the hill. I've come up with a hideous plan. If I don't walk up and down that blasted hill at least 20 times this week I'm going to post my weight on my Facebook. And trust me, people, that is NEVER going to happen. I will crawl up and down that monster if I have to, but I will not be posting those three ugly numbers on my Facebook. This should do the trick.

One last thing, I'm not doing this for anyone or anything but myself. This is totally and completely selfish! I am not doing this because we have a wedding coming up. I am not doing this because it's time to squeeze into a bathing suit. I am doing this for me. So I can feel better, mentally as much as physically. Purely selfish! I have got to continue to make these changes, and I will!