Category Archives: Weight loss

Getting in shape


Or changing the shape I am now.  I am tired of being a marshmallow.  Recently I went out with some girlfriends and we got pedicures and manicures

My Feet are the on the left :O)

and then went out to eat and then to a party after.  I had a lot of fun but when I saw the picture afterwards I was horrified.  I saw this one picture and thought, “who is that?” and it was me!  I wore this top that ties high above the waist and it looked like a maternity top on me.  It looked like I was 9 months pregnant!   I thought I looked good in that top but I guess I never look at myself from the side and I had eating a piece of cake that must have had dairy in it so I got sick to my stomach and bloated.  So now I am really working harder at losing weight.  Of course I still have to be careful not to cause my fibromyalgia to flare up.  I had this book on my bookshelf called “Kathy Smith’s fitness Makeover” and started it last week.  This is an old book – published in 97 but it still looks like a good book and has clear pictures to explain the exercises.  It is funny that they tell you to get a book that shows the calories for a lot of different foods when now that information is so easy to obtain on the internet.  Shows how fast things change these days.  I am using the book along with  The book has pages for writing in what you eat but I just enter it on myfitnesspal and it automatically tells me the nutrition information.   The book also has a toning fitness plan for each week and of, of course, my first attempt at that wiped me out.  I was down for a full day and a half and then still in pain for several more days.  Today is the first day I was not in pain so it took about a week to get over that.  So now I’ve decided to break the routines down across the week and each week of the plan I’ll spread across two weeks.  I just have to be a little creative here.  I do like having a set plan to follow though.  I think it helps me to have a routine and I use (a free calendar/to-do & shopping list application) to schedule times for workouts.  I also found that I prefer to snack throughout the day instead of having 3 meals which the book also recommends.  I plan out what I’m going to eat instead of just winging it and that keeps me from going overboard.  Hopefully I’ll start to see the pounds drop off soon because I need to see some results!

I’ve started watching a little girl that is going to be starting kindergarten this year.  Kindergarten here is only half days and I remember the hassle that causes us when my youngest was in kindergarten and I had gone back to work.  I was happy to help my friend deal with that without going bankrupt.  What I didn’t realize is how much fun I’d have doing this. This little girl is so sweet!  I bought out this box I have full of various headbands and hair things and small box of jewelry odds and ends and she is content to play with those things.  She loves to put them on me too.  Then we go over to the park to play.  She really makes me wish I’d had a girl but I’m done with having kids.  It would really be strange to have another when my youngest is almost 16!  I think I’m happy borrowing this little one.  I am also going to be teaching art classes to another young girl soon and I can’t wait till then.  This girl really enjoys art that focuses on nature and that is just right up my alley.  I am thinking of doing an altered book with her.  I found a nice sized book with a nice cover and it is an outdated law manual.  I hate destroying books but this one is useless now.  I’m excited to see what I can do with it.  


diet riot


okay, I fell off the wagon and gained some weight back.  I feel like crying.  I haven’t been logging to my weight watchers online log.  I haven’t exercised for a couple of weeks and yeah, it shows.  I have gained about 4 lbs back!  I’m so angry at myself!!!!!!!!!!!  But anyway, I’m going to get back to doing what I should have been doing and logging to WW and exercising again.  I can do it….

Week 16 on Weight Watchers


I LOST again 1.8 lbs this week!  Yay!  I finally broke below 160 lbs!  I am so excited!  I have been trying so hard and my weight loss slowed to a crawl and went up a little and then I was losing in such small increments that I wanted to scream!  Now I’m at a total loss of 15.4 since new years day.  Now if I get to 157 I’ll be at 10% total loss!  Wish me luck!

Week 12 on Weight Watchers


I lost 1 whole pound this time instead little tiny bits!  So now my total weight loss since new years day is 13.8!  I’m getting really close to losing 10% of my beginning weight and I’m feeling so much better.  My belly is very noticably smaller and I am looking toned especially in my legs.  I have primarily been doing “my fitness coach” for the wii.  It’s like working out with a workout DVD that you can customize for you!  I love it! 

I’ll work on getting some new pictures towards the end of this week.

Week 11 on Weight Watchers


Well, things didn’t go as I had hoped.  I have been sick to my stomach for the past week.  Heart burrrrn and cramping and nausea oh my……    I did pretty good keeping up with my exercise routine all week and even exercised an extra day.  I just took it easy during exercise when I wasn’t feeling well.  I would do flexibility exercises with the Wii “my fitness coach” instead off jumping around when my stomach was on fire.  I finally am starting to feel better.  This time I am amazed that I didn’t lose more weight because I’ve been eating like a prisoner — bread and water.  Well, we all know prisoners in the good old USA are eating better than most these days but you get what I mean.  I only lost .2 lbs.  That brings my total weight loss since Jan 1st to 12.8 lbs.  Like I said last week, at least I’m still going down. 

Goal: I will continue my exercise routine as last week and focus on drinking plenty of water.