Tuesday, January 20

I lost 6 pounds

I did it... This morning I weighed in and I have lost offically 6.2 Pounds. That is more than Joelle. Whoot Whoot. I really wanted her kicked off the biggest loser this week. But that just motivates me to keep pushing harder than HER!

The Chellenge

So I am sure you have noticed that I have gained weight back in the last year. And it turns out my Medication Lexapro is causing a great deal of this weight gain. Needless to say I stopped taking it Early in November. Because I kept gaining weight and I am working out daily and eating healthy and nothing was budging and my scale kept going up and up. I do not like that. As a result of being off this medication I am more emotional than usual and very sensitive to things and cry for no reason. And David knows that I do not deal with STRESS at all well. So we are now working out together and trying to get in shape. But we need a motivator or healthy competition. We are asking you to join us in this competition.

Well because I have gained 50 + pounds in the last year and I still have my lap band at it's sweet spot and I am exercising I am hoping after this drug gets out of my system completely I will go back down in weight.
David and I have set a personal goal for ourselves and we wanted to tell you about it.

Every night David and I play on our Wii Fit Game. While one person is doing a game the other person is jumping on the trampett (Baby Trampoline) or Doing Weight lifting. We set a goal to do 30 minutes a night on our Wii Fit each and we take turns. (So by the time we finish we have been working out for an hour.) Then we end the night with 20 minutes of Yoga. In addition to this I walk on my Treadmill for 40 minutes while watching two of my favorite shows from BBC You are what you eat and Coupling. (Yes I forward through the commercials)

My Personal goal is to get back down to the 175 I weighed when I met David or Lower than that. His Goal is to get down to the weight he was when we met which is 180. Once we reach our Goal weight we are going to reward ourselves with a vacation to some place we have never been. Hawaii.

We hope to reach our Goals by October of Next year and book the Vacation for April or May of 2010. We would like to Go To Hawaii and stay at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore. We have been looking at prices on Orbitz and other Travel Sights and it is about $2000.00 per person for a All Inclusive Romantic Get Away with a Daily Spa Treatment, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner a convertible car, and an Ocean Front Room.

So on top of starting to save our money, we are trying to save our lives and be healthy and better examples to each other and our families.

If anyone else is interested in doing this too we would welcome the competition and would love to have a vacation like this. We consider it a once in a life time opportunity. If we reach our goals sooner we would like to go sooner but Lexapro weight takes a while to get off.

Write back and let me know what you think.


Friday, January 16

Day 2

So Yesterday I made my goal of 10,000 Steps. My legs I can feel muscles in them.
I am up early again I did Yoga this morning. Now I am running late and I have to go get ready for work.

Thursday, January 15

Candle Light Energizer Yoga

So yesterday I worked out a bit and had a few salad's for my meals. This morning I was feeling a little tight and did some Yoga to help me loosen up. It helped. Now I am dressed and about to Take Lily out for her morning Potty Run.

I have my Pedometer on today and my goal is 10,000 steps. That means I am taking WALKING breaks today.

Wednesday, January 14

The Rewards

Right next to my Wii Fit are a 15 Envelopes.
They all say..
1. Open at 240 Pounds
2. Open at 230 Pounds
3. Open at 220 Pounds
4. Open at 210 Pounds (Your Last All Time Low)
5. Open at 200 Pounds
6. Open at 195 Pounds
7. Open at 190 Pounds
8. Open at 185 Pounds
9. Open at 175 Pounds
10. Open at 170 Pounds (You have not weighed this since Middle School)
11. Open at 165 Pounds
12. Open at 160 Pounds
13. Open at 155 Pounds
14. GOAL 150 Pounds!!!
15. SIX MONTHS AT GOAL... Maintence.
I put in small rewards for reaching my small goals. I cannot remember what I wrote on these pages. But I do know when I reach that goal weight with that envelope I get to take a photo, Blog, Take Measurements, and have a Non Food Reward.
So this is what I am doing... Now I am going to go walk on my Treadmill. Like I said earlier I really have to work on my Cardio. I am out of shape.

Here is my BEFORE... Surgery and ALL Time low...

The Gobbledy Gook


1. Take A Photo of yourself. Post to your Blog.
2. Take your measurements

· Arm Left Arm by Mole 16” Right same thing. 16”
· Thigh’s 29 Inches each
· Stomach Inches 48
· BreastLine Inches 45
· Hip’s Inches 55
· Neck Inches 15
· Weight: 252.50

This is my Starting Point and Never Again Point.

No Change this week...

I wish I could take a full Body photo.. No that is not my butt... That is my Gutt! See what I mean I have to get this 100 pounds off.
My ARMS are Horrid. So Time to take action.

However I decided to stick with one workout routine (Slim in 6) For 6 weeks for a Jump Start to this goal. I can make it to 16 minutes with great difficulty. It really gets my heart burning/Pumping. But It is a muscle building Cardio.

My cardio and stamina really is suffering quite a bit because I have never been physically fit. But I can over come these two obsticals with hard work. My Dad always said when you put your mind to anything and believe you can achieve.

So last night I was watching the biggest loser and they are an inspiring group of people this time around. I see them helping each other and being partners and friends. The only person I struggle with is Joelle. She was willing to give up her health for $25,000. That is really sad. If it was about money she should just go to work.
For me this is not about money or prizes it is about finally finishing something I started. I started to lose weight with the help of my Lap Band and Now I have to finish. I have a high Goal of 100 pounds. And I know I can do this. I just have to dig deep inside of me and scoop out the muck and track my weight loss.

Thursday, January 8

Charlie horses and Shin Splints ?

Last night I walked for 40 minutes at a 12% incline while watching the end of the Biggest Loser and huffing and puffing up a hill. (Ok that is a little extreem) but I paid for it that night because I did not streach out my body enough before taking Dave out to find his Ski Bib's and use the free burger coupon at Red Robin.
Also I love their Kids' Menu and the Fried Zuchinni.
We stopped at Wal Mart and I was so tempted to buy the Biggest Loser DVD's that I do not have yet. But I restrained myself. I have to use the new ones I got for Christmas and then I can get some new one's.
So we get home and we go to bed and as I am laying there my front of my foot and calf start tightening up and charlie horse city... then not even two seconds after I get the charlie horse under control I get another one in my BACK. Oh it was painful.
So this morning I got up and I worked out to Candle Light Yoga by Crunch fitness and man it felt so good to release all that tightness and tension in my body. I feel good today.
Then I took Lily for her Potty Walk and she was so good.
Dropped Lily off by Daddy David in bed and she cuddles with him until he takes her out for a potty walk.
I am eating what I did not finish at Red Robin Last night today for lunch.
1 Zuchinni and noodles and chicken with light parmesan (I added Sun Dried Tomatoes)
I am drinking Cranberry Juice right now to help my bladder feel better.

Well back to work... Tonight when I get home it is a Date night with me and Kathy Smith.

Wednesday, January 7

My Wii Fit is my Friend

Ok I have decided my offical weigh in date is the Day after the biggest loser. Wednesday Morning is my weigh in time.
Last week I was at 250 and today I am just below 248. (So I am 2 pounds down)
I set a goal on my wii fit for 10 pounds to loose by this month. So I have to get to 238 by Feb 7th.
Since I am posting this on this blog it makes it more real to me. Because people could be reading this. So on Feb 7th I am going to have my photo taken after I weigh in.

The wii fit is good at keeping track of my weight for me. It is a great tool.

So for lunch today I am having a baked sweet potato and salad with grilled chicken.

Well I need to go shower and get ready for work. I will write more later today.

Tuesday, January 6

Getting up at 5:30

So this year I will have had my Lap Band for 6 years. I started off at 400+ Pounds. I will never know my true weight at the time of surgery because there were no scales big enough to weigh me where I had surgery. Fast forward 5 years later.

I am getting married in 20 days. I am at 250 Pounds and I absolutly hate myself. My lowest weight was 210.
I am really motivated to get myself down to my Goal weight once and for all. The first 5 years were spent stressing about money and my love life. Now I have all that I need and I do not have my health at 100%

So this blog is a place for me to vent, I doubt anyone will read it but if they do they can feel my frustrations.

So I have had a difficult time lately exercising at night because my puppy and soon to be hubby demand a lot of my attention. So I have geared up for this little goal of mine.
My Reward is 9 days in Hawaii at the Turtle Bay Resort/SPA

Here is what I have got to prepare myself
  1. Treadmill
  2. 20 work out DVD's to switch up and enjoy doing
  3. a mini tramp
  4. a core ball
  5. weights
  6. work out clothes
  7. my IPOD has a play list for working out too with high pumping songs
  8. a goal in mind.

My goal is to be 5 feet 9 inches (That is a given Duh) and 155 Pounds or Less

I have a lot of work ahead of me but I think I can do it.

This morning I got up at 5:55 (Pressed snooze a few times) and went and did my first timers work out on the mini tramp. Nearly killed me

Tonight however the Biggest Loser starts up again and I will be on my Treadmill watching the show as I walk up hill. My goal is to walk a full hour and then do Intervals for another 30 minutes after that... and then streach during the weigh in.

I will let you know how I do. Right now I need to go get some more water.

Goal by the wedding day is to have 5 pounds off this body. That is 20 days.