Saturday, March 22, 2014


It's been a long time since I've updated, so here goes.
I have been maintaining my weight and I'm proud of that.  I work out several times a week and I'm so much stronger than I ever imagined being!  I love that my muscles are beginning to be defined and I feel healthy.
I find that when I eat less sugar I feel better (duh!).  It's just really hard for me to eat less sugar because I am addicted to chocolate.
That's really it I guess.  Life is going on, I'm healthy and getting more fit every day.  Not much else to say.

Monday, April 8, 2013

I'm awful about updating. I hope to be better. I'm at 210 and remotivated to eat better. My workouts aren't the problem. My eating is.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


How have the holidays come and gone already?  I go back to work on Monday and I'm mostly ready, though I know it's going to be hard after having had two weeks off!  We spent some great time with family and friends, took care of some projects around the house and relaxed.  It's definitely been one of the better breaks I've had in awhile!

Weight wise I'm doing ok.  I've been maintaining but I know I'm building muscle; I can tell by looking at my arms and legs.  My legs are amazing, if I do say so myself.  My calves have always been strong but lately my thighs have gotten in on the game.  I was watching myself do squats in the mirror at the gym the other day and could barely believe my legs!

I want to get below 200.  I haven't really had that desire; it's been easier to make excuses and eat mass quantities of foods I shouldn't than it has been to achieve that goal.  I'm good with the amount of exercise I do.  I work out at least five times a week, doing yoga, running or strength training at the gym.  My endurance and stamina is better than it has been since I was probably 14 years old!  I know it's the food I need to do a better job of controlling and I'm ready to work on that starting on Monday.  It's much easier when I'm working because I don't have the opportunity to go out for lunch, so I have to eat what I pack and that's it.  I know I can do it and I'm ready to try because it would be really awesome to be under 200 for pretty much the first time in my adult life!

One last thing... Further proof that what I'm doing is working... My triglycerides went from 77 to 61 and HDL from 49 to 64. Overall ratio from an acceptable 3.4 to a healthy 2.9!!!! I'm thrilled!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Goodness it's been awhile since I wrote.
I'm doing well... it took me awhile to accept I was plateaued.  After watching the weight pretty much melt off, seeing no movement on the scale was frustrating.  I learned to accept it, go on with it, and keep doing what I was doing. 
I've started to see a little movement in the scale in the last two weeks.  I'm beginning to flirt with the idea of being under 200, and that's really motivating me.  I gave up caffeine last week and so far I'm doing just fine with that. 

Friday, July 6, 2012


I've had a little "hiccup" with my motivation.
My weight is up, but fortunately only slightly.  I can cope with a 2-3 pound gain.  I'm confident I will be back where I was in no time.
I feel amazing.  Yoga has helped me be centered and in touch with my body.  Now I've just got to work on getting my eating back under control.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

and the doc said...

I had an appointment for my yearly with the gyno today.  She was THRILLED with how I'm doing.  By her scale, I'm down 68 pounds.  My blood pressure has gone from 120/76 to 104/66.  All of my bloodwork looks amazing and I couldn't be happier.  I am still overweight and would like to lose more, but the progress I've made is awesome.  I'm so happy to be this healthy!  What a difference 10 months can make!

Friday, April 6, 2012


The weight is coming off slowly now and I honestly don't mind.  I'm exercising regularly so now it's toning more than weight loss.  I'm in 14s and XL tops, which means I can shop in regular stores.  My BMI has gone from 47 to 35.  My confidence has gone from 10 to 100.  I feel good, I look good, and I am proud of myself.  I know more weight will continue to come off, and I'm ok with that happening slowly.  I never wanted to feel like I was being deprived of anything, and I never wanted to beat myself up if I did eat something like a brownie.  Having done low carb in the past has messed with my head in that regard for sure, because I do still sometimes get down on myself when I eat something that isn't the healthiest choice.  I'm working on that.