Wednesday, February 25

Well my First Envelope

So my Paper that I had in my Goal Envelope of 240 Pounds (Offically 238) Said the following

YOU MADE IT TO YOUR NEXT STEP (as I am sitting here with my Post Work out clothes and Sweat with my Glass of WATER0 GOOD JOB.

Before you Reward yourself Take a Photo of yourself. (Check See Above) Post to your Blog... Well I did that.....

2. Take your Measurements
  • ARM 15 1/2
  • Thigh 27/12
  • Stomach 47
  • Breast Line 45
  • Hips' 53 (2 Inches LOST and I can tell my pants are loose)
  • Neck 14
For making it to this Goal for your reward you can do the following:

And I wrote down... Call Sinead and get a Sugar Scrub and a Massage

Try on the Cargo Pants in the closet see how they fit? Can you get them past your mid thigh? Do not get discouraged Keep working hard. Enjoy your Massage.

Man I am NICE to myself.

238 and Feeling Great

So This Morning!!!!! The Offical Weigh in on the Wii!!! 238! That means I get to open my first goal envelope. But I have made a deal with myself. I can open it after I officaly WALK 10K Steps today. I already have 4000 in from my morning JOG... That is right I Jogged for 20 minutes on the Treadmill. IT FELT GREAT!

Tuesday, February 24

So for the last two days I am working on getting back on track. I do have to say it has been helpful to exercise. My mood has gotten better and I seem to be more perky.
My only frustration is Lily, she is always getting into things she should not touch while I am walking. So it has gotten to the point where she has to be in her kennel while I am walking/ jogging on my treadmill. Because she is a total SHIT! She started eating my Wedding Topiary Trees last night and I went postal on her. She knew she was in trouble because she sat by the Plant stand with her toys in the basket and waited for permission to come be with me.

But last night after my work out I was Exhausted I crashed in bed. But I needed that Rest. Then of course the night time Acid Reflux started and I was hacking up a lung and throwing up because I ate too late in the evening my dinner.

That is the worst thing about having a LAP BAND. You have to stop eating and drinking at a certian time before you go to bed otherwise you are suffering all night with food coming back up. I do most of my eating and drinking at work at my desk. People always ask me why I have a Tea, a Water, a Protien Drink and Water at my desk. Because I aim to finish them all before I leave.

So tomorrow is another offical weigh in. Lets hope I am at 242 or 240.

Monday, February 23

sick of Being Sick

David and I have been sick with this really bad respitory infection for two weeks. Now we are both waking up with Bloody Noses. So I got out the humidifire for him this morning and I am down stairs working out and getting ready for work.

I vow to get back on my treadmill track this week.

Tuesday, February 10

Progress Where Am I?

Arm Left Arm by Mole 15
Right same thing. 15
Thigh’s 28 Inches each
Stomach Inches 46
BreastLine Inches 44
Hip’s Inches 53
Neck Inches 14
Weight: 244.50
As of this morning. This is unoffical but I wanted to see.

Lets hope I keep going down.

Monday, February 9

Sip the Water Sip it

So I am getting used to being slightly tighter this evening. I have not had a fill in almost a year (as I stated earlier) but I am happy to say I have lost 5 pounds total since my last fill. We all know I have been up and down since then.

As of right now I have 2819 calories left to burn on my watch before I burn off another pound of fat. I have another fill for my Band on the 9th of March at 3:44. I am going increase by another CC at that appointment if I am able. But my goal by that date is to be below 240 (reaching goal envelope #1)

But man after eating my dinner I felt full the 4 oz I was able to eat. Dave and I worked out. But I noticed that I am being smarter and making healthier choices since blogging everything and I am being more honest with myself.

I am educating myself more on things that I should do. And Working out with my Husband has been great. Can I say that I love having that commitment with eachother and that date every night with him has made things so much easier because he pushes me to do better.

I started using my I Fit card on my Treadmill again today too and that NEARLY killed me because I was dumb and did the hardest one first. So I will not be doing that again. But Lily was so well behaved while I was working out on the treadmill she played with her treats and her cat toy and layed on the couch and watched me.

So out of morbid curiosity I think tomorrow morning after my Yoga I am going to take my measurements JUST TO SEE.
But I am feeling better about myself after 2 weeks of consistent working out with my Husband and 2 weeks of Marriage today. Nothing has changed except our commitment to eachother and health. And the Dog!

Going in for a fill!

Ok so I have not had a fill or un fill with my Band since May of Last Year! So guess what... Today I am going in for a Fill toady at 3:30.
So I am going to be a bit tight tonight and Water is going to have to get in as much as I can before I work out tonight.

Water is important. Now let me just get my viatmins in!

Friday, February 6

Counting Calories

So today I am counting my Calories and I am realizing that I am not eating enough to take care of me with all this extra exercize I am doing.
But I am not going to increase what I eat. I am just going to make better choices.

Last night David did not get home until 8:30 and well we have our Date to workout every night together but I stayed up and I waited. And it was WORTH every minute of waiting. Because I feel Great today.

So I got up this morning for the first time before the Alarm went off!
I did Yoga for Better Sex DVD because it helps your thighs and hips which I must admit this week have tightend up quite a bit from all the squats and lunges we have done. It felt really good to streach those out. And HURT too! So I need to do that again tonight streach out my hip flexors and hamstrings before I go to bed.

Then I did Tighter Assets DVD. And the ONLY reason I did that is because tonight I am going out with Lisa and Mom to see a movie.

But the best part of the morning is I stepped on my old Bathroom scale and saw a Budge in the scale it went down.
I am really close to my goal but I will not count it until my Weekly Weigh in on Wednesday Morning. Because who knows what the weekend will bring.

Right now I am listening to Super Size me... And I have made an Appointment for my Lap Band to get a minor Fill. Because I am now able to eat more than 6 OZ each meal and that has to stop!

Thursday, February 5

The Little Things make a Big Difference

So I never thought I would notice the small things but here is what I am noticing.
1. I can get through the whole work out with David with out stopping. So my Stamina is building. (Last night Dave did not get home until 8:00 but I waited for him so we could keep our commitment to workout together like we promised. While I waited I walked on my Treadmill and did some hard play time with Lily and went for a few long walks with her. I walked 7500 Steps after I got home from work)
2. My body feels different. I want to measure my inches but I am not doing that until I reach my first goal of 240. But this morning my legs feel warm and they hurt a bit but they do not hurt like they have.
3. Yoga is getting harder because my muscles need to be more flexible so it is more of a challenge.
4. Eating healthy is easier because I am more motivated to do it.

I cannot wait until next weeks weigh in. My hope is that my goal is half way there. Now to go make breakfast and shower and get ready for the day.
I would recommend the Nutrition Diva Pod Cast. She is funny.

Wednesday, February 4

I am big...

I am serious about my health, just like I was serious about my wedding.
What is my Wall? What is holding me back?
I do not think being thin is a possiblity for me. I never thought that being fit was possible for me. I am so used to being fat and out of shape that I do not know anything different. For the first time in my life I want to know something different in my life. I want to know what it feels like to walk with out my skin slapping against my body.
I am so glad that David is being supportive and working out with me. I am so glad I have my Dog Lily to walk with and I am so glad that I have my Treadmill to walk on.
I am so glad that I can cook healthy meals.

I have to keep pushing so I can get to my goal. My first goal of 240 pounds.
I just keep thinking that my legs feel powerful (And they do hurt) and that my AB's have a feeling in them they have not had for a long time.
I have to keep going. My life and my future children's lives depend on me.

Weight Gain due to More Muscle?

So I weighed in this morning and gained 2 pounds back. I am working out for more than an hour each day and I was frustrated. But then I think of how I feel. I have muscles moving when I walk and I feel things I have not felt in a long time. I am guessing that I am building my muscle mass and next weeks weigh in will yield better results. So I will just keep working.

I will not give up!

Tuesday, February 3

Why am I working out.

So I just had an light bulb come one.
Why am I working out with David? Lots of Reasons.
1. I want us to have a healthy marriage and healthy life.
2. I do not want to be ashamed to get on the scale at the Doctor's office and feel ashamed. I want to get down to my lower weight.
3. I want to be an example to my family
6. I want to have kids and have a healthy pregnancy.
7. I need to prove this to myself.
8. I need to love myself more than food and other crap.

Today was a good day for exercise. And I am going to do it again tomorrow. STAMINA! Here I come.
Tomorrow Morning is my Wii Fit Weigh in!

This Morning Ahhhhh

So last week I had the Motivation to get my Butt out of bed and walk on my Treadmill. I put my Ipod on and Used my Gillian McKeith Bootcamp CD to walk to. It was 30 Minutes of Motivation talk from Gillian and great music to keep me moving. I went 2 miles in that 30 minutes and went up to 5 MPH it was really fast walking.
After my walk I took Bubby for a Potty Run and threw her up on the bed with David.
For Breakfast today I am having my Bolthouse Farm's Mocah Cappuccino 356 Calories. and 19 Grams of Protien.
I have already had 2 Glasses of WATER! Ahhhhh...
Tonight David and I agreed to do Slim in 6 again. My hope is I can make it the whole 30 minutes with out getting Dizzy and sick.
That is my challenge today.
Now off to MY TRAINER BOB!

Monday, February 2

Working out with Dave

So tonight Dave and I started Slim in 6 together. And let me tell you I can tell I have had 8 days off because it was as hard today as it was on Day one 4 weeks ago. I WANTED TO DIE! But I made it through the workout. Then I went upstairs and cooked (Mexican Stir Fry)
This is what I made
I marinated Chicken overnight (4 Tenders) in Chiplote Lime Salad dressing with Fresh Cilantro and some Garlic.
Then right before I cooked it I pounded them down to make them thinner. They cooked super fast.
Then while the chicken was cooking I chopped up Zuchinni, Portabella Mushrooms and Yellow Squash Red Onion Red Pepper and some Garlic
I added that to the cooking chicken.
While they simmered a bit I cooked some Orzo Pasta. Garnished with Fresh Avacado!

Mixed it all together and YUMMY! 200 Calories for this Dinner and it was so good.

On top of that I went 10000 steps today with out even touching my treadmill.
Walking with Lily helped that on top of all the walking I did in Vegas I got used to it. But man muscle building with slim in six kill me now but Dave and I have another Date to do that tomorrow!

I was honest with Dave and told him I needed him to work out with me so I would push myself more and he understood and he helped. I got really dizzy. Usually when I work out alone I have to pause the DVD so I can get my bearings. I think us doing this every night this week will not only help me but him as well.

Sunday, February 1

Home from the Honeymoon

So we are home from the Honeymoon and I got my hair cut. I am so glad. It is in layers and shorter and feels much lighter and more mature. I feel more business like. So I lost 1 pound while on the Honeymoon and I have until Friday to meet my Wii Goal number 1 of 10 pounds. So here comes week one of being super serious about this goal. Now that stress is out of my life and no more worries about the wedding I will be able to focus on this goal.

I have a lot to do today. Clean my kitchen and get rid of the old and in with the New!