Category Healthy Lifestyle

Week end weigh in 17

This has been one of the most emotional weeks I have had in my weight loss thus far! As you know, We had our final weigh in this past Monday night for our Biggest Loser Challenge. Let me back up to two weeks ago. I started off by cutting my calories to 1200 a day and attempting to burn 3000 calories a day. Well some days I hit that goal and some I didn’t. I never ate over my intake but didn’t always hit 3000. Some days I did and when I didn’t I was right around 2800! That consisted of running almost everyday as well as an hour of weight lifting/workout video. My 1200 calorie intake was nothing but great food for me….that meant absolutely NO sweets, NOTHING greasy, REALLY I FELT LIKE I COULD EAT BARELY…...

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Week end weigh in 16

WOW! What a week in my weight loss journey! 9 weeks ago I started a “Biggest Loser” group to try and get encouragement from other ladies that too wanted to lose some weight. Oh yeah and I wanted to try and win some money for losing this weight. I figured I am only doing this once, so I better make it good! We have only one week left and there is some pretty heavy competition, that’s for sure. So this week I knew that I needed to step up my game, if I wanted a chance at winning our $400 grand prize.

At the beginning of the week I read on Jillian Michaels facebook that “if you are a woman trying to lose weight, you should eat only 1200 calories a day...

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Week end weigh in 15

This week I must have hit a place my in weight loss journey that has got me recognized. I have had the sweetest compliments from friends about how good I am looking. As much as the words make me feel good, it also reminds me to be humble. I love feeling good and looking good because I am losing weight, but I want to make sure that I focus on the reason I started this journey in the first place. That is to be a good role model to my children and to be VERY frank!! To still wipe my own bottom at the age 80! Haha TMI…I know, but I am serious!

 

I continue to pray that God keeps me grounded reminding me that when you are smaller in body statue, that can lead to smaller clothes, and with that inappropriateness. I am first and foremost a daughter of God and second a wife to an amazing husband...

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Week end weigh in 14

One word…..Vacation! It is amazing to me how much our lives revolve around food and family, food and fun, food and vacations! We just got back from a wonderful trip to Arizona to see Noah’s brothers and their families. As much as I planned my food before we went, it was inevitable that I was going to fall short of my calories in and calories out. Fortunately my amazing sister in law help me prepare by getting me a pass to her gym. I do not use a gym nor have I been to one in over a year…and that was just once! I used to belong to a local gym but found that I was wasting a lot of money because I would just eat right through my workouts.

So more schedule went a little like this…..

Thursday morning before we left, I did a Jillian workout, then Friday we headed to the gym for an hour long spin...

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Week end weigh in 13

What a wonderful week! I have absolutely fallen in love with running! I never thought I would say those words, but I have! I’m not sure if I’ve shared this before but last year I so desperately wanted to run… Be a runner! My shins were in so much pain that I had to stop running all together. Well I let my body heal and 9 months later tried again. Now I could have started before that I know, but it was the holidays and I was happy being unhealthy and eating whatever I wanted… Well not really, but you get the point!

I started again this past January and my shins no longer hurt and my body wanted it just as badly as my heart does. This past week I have past a milestone by running 4.5 miles. My friend Rachael helped me accomplish that goal. She too has lost a ton of weight by running...

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Week end weigh in 12

Sometimes it seems so easy, and sometimes it seems super hard! For some reason the beginning of the week seems so simple. I usually lose about 3 pounds between Sunday and Wednesday and then my body seems to like stop! Which, three pounds a week, well it’s my goal. This week though for some reason I gained back two pounds. This week was a whopping 1.2 pounds lost, but hey I didn’t gain.

I did change something up a little. Noah and I watch a great documentary called Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. It was great and I loved watching it. It geared Noah and I up for some juicing. Now when I used to think of juicing, I used to think Juice it up, or Jamba juice. Delicious and full of….sugar! Well this was a different type of juice. Any fruit and any vegetable juice...

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Week end weigh in 11

So I think today is week 12?! It doesn’t seem like I started that long ago. So many things have changed for me though. I love that I almost never get that “stuffed” feeling after I eat. I never feel sick. Of course I say almost never because there was the night with the pazookie! haha I will never do that again! Did I mention I ate it at one in the morning?! YUCK!!

 

I did have this picture on one of Pinterest boards and it helped me stay focused even when I felt like nothing was changing.

I see myself everyday and so I don’t always feel like I have changed that much. Many friends have started noticing and their compliments have made me feel great. Definitely praying for humility through those comments, but who doesn’t love being told “you are melting!”

 

This past Friday my ...

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Week end weigh in 10

It has been a super busy week. So I apologize for not being able to post my weekly update yesterday. I Hope you didn’t think I quit and started stuffing myself with oreos!! Even though that may sound good to have at least one, I am still chugging along! Something that I have come to realize is this is a lifestyle now. It is not temporary, it’s forever! My body would probably still eat cookies, but mind is telling me something different. I am desiring to put healthy foods into my body! Now of course not every little thing is, but for the most part, I am making great choices. I am learning new things that I never really wanted to know. Like eating carbs after lunch is bad. My husband said “they stick to the inside of your body like glue...

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Week end weigh in 9

I have officially hit 10 weeks! I began this journey determined in my mind that I was going to once and for all lose this weight and lead a healthy lifestyle. Well I have had that determination before and have always given up. I can’t explain how I feel different, but I just do. One example of how I know things are different is I had it in my mind that I was going to not count my calories for Friday night and enjoy a date night with my husband. Well when we went out to dinner I had the chance and I picked something healthy. I snagged some chili fries that were on the table and I only wanted a few bites. I was actually not craving any of them. I knew right then and there that something in my brain has clicked and I am finally getting it.

Last week I shared with you that I was starting a B...

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Week end weigh in 8

Let me start of by saying I’m sick. Not the throwing up that could actually help me lose weight, but the I’m achy all over and can still feed my appetite kind!

 

This week has been a very frustrating one to say the least. I have fluctuated my weight between a couple of pounds and as of this morning I weighed in at 186.2. It’s a plus that I almost lost another pound when this week was over. Seeing the scale go up this week then having to lose what I already lost and then some, is the frustrating part!

 

I have been back at eating my normal 1500 calories a day and not calculating my workouts. So I am consuming around 1200 a day is my guess. I just ordered a pedometer to help me know a more exact number of calories that I am loosing each day. The Omron HJ-203 Pedometer with Activity Tracke...

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