Counting down the pounds

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Throw your hands in the air...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I lost! I lost 6.2 pounds this week! I was so excited. Yep notice the new number to your right...61.2 pounds lost! I am just so excited! I can't wait to continue doing this weight loss stuff. ;) I know that this big of a loss will be unusual, but any loss has been unusual lately for me, so I am thrilled to have lost at all let alone this much. Yippee!

I am hopefully going to get to go on a walk today. It may be a little cooler than normal, but it isn't raining yet!

Continue to pray for me as I am on this journey! There is nothing like the power of prayer!

Monday, April 27, 2009

writing to help me not eat...

Oh boy am I just wanting to eat tonight! I was about to go get another WW cake, which in and of it self is not so bad, but when you eat an entire box that adds up. I am not at that point yet. I have only had two today. As I was about to get up I remembered that I would have to track it. (bite it write it) I decided to get on to my blog, like I used to do when I got this way. Writing seems to help my desire to eat go away. I don't know what it is, but hey what ever works, right?

I am currently watching Sabrina, the re-make. I have not ever seen the original one. Ian is playing on the floor and Justin doesn't feel good so he is in bed. I am looking forward to Ian going to sleep so I can finish up some invitations for a baby shower I am throwing.

Ok, I think my writing has helped and my desire to eat is gone. I am now off to get some water. Pray for me that I will stay with in my points tomorrow. I have gone over today. :(

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mad but not discouraged...

So I gained this week. :( I was so frustrated at first. Since Thursday I have calmed down though. I promised my weight watchers leader that I would email her my tracker. This has helped me actually track all of my points. And I mean all of them, including my Braums from Friday night. I also realized I should not eat as much popcorn as I have been eating. Evidentaly the salt in it can cause you to gain weight. I was seriously eating it everyday, sometimes twice a day!

I am a little frustrated at the weather predictions this week. It looks like rain all week! I have been doing so good with walking outside. Grrr, arrgg. This means I may not have the help of my friends to keep me accountable with my work outs. (Justin the pressure is on)

Read the poem from the previous post. It is very good! I just keep thinking "If you bite it write it!"

Monday, April 20, 2009

Don't quit

A friend of mine emailed this to me. I hope it inspires you as it did me...


When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down
And you feel like the biggest failure in town;
When you want to give up just because you gave in
And forget all about being healthy and thin;
So What! You went over your points a bit;
It's your next move that counts....So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, It's an attitude change;
It's learning the skills to get back in your range;
It's telling yourself "You've done great up till now;
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal;
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
If you summon the will to get back in the race;
But, often the strugglers when losing their grip
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip
And learn too late when the damage is done
That the race wasn't over and they still could of won.

Life-style change can be awkward and slow
But facing each challenge will help you to grow;
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint in the cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit;
If you bite it you write it.....BUT DON'T YOU QUIT!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Oh me, oh my!

Weight watchers is challenging all its members to do a 5K! I am so excited. They are providing all the tools for the training and if we complete the 5K then we get some free stuff from them! I was made our team captain yesterday at the meeting. I think this will help me stay motivated with exercising! I got out and walked yesterday with Ian on my back and AJ in the stroller! We only walked for about 13 minutes, but it was nice. The bad thing is that today it is raining. :( I do have a walking DVD though from WW so I think, scratch that, I KNOW I will do it today! I feel so pumped now.

I actually lost this week! Yay for that. Just what I needed to get started on this 5K. I want to be at 75 pounds lost (total, not in addition to what I have already lost) by the time our family goes to Florida (that would be May 30). I think that this is possible. I had previously made that same goal and that has come and gone already. But now I am on a new mission. I have been cooking dinner at home the past two weeks, which not only saves us money but also helps me stay on track.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

so much to say so little time to say it!

I am feeling so pumped, but alas I need to go clean bottles, so I will write more tomorrow! I can't wait to share with you guys!

Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm a looser!

Praise God! I lost yesterday! I guess this whole tracking thing does work ;) Just kidding, I know it works and I am so thankful that I was able to loose. I am now going to start tracking everything, yup, everything! Today for breakfast I gave in and had a piece of left over pizza, but I tracked it. Turns out it was only 4 points. Tonight Justin and I are going on a date to Outback Steakhouse and then to see Edmond Santa Fe's production of Guys and Dolls! So for dinner I am going to try out this new thing that WW has called set points. Meaning you can eat what ever size portion you want and it has a set number of points. Wish me luck, better yet pray for me! Prayer is always better than luck. ;)

Something we talked about at our meeting this week was stress eating. If we would have had more time I would have asked this question: How do you get away from eating unhealthy choices when you are stressed? Because while they say "it doesn't make you feel better", I must be honest it makes me feel better. So how in the world am I supposed to get past this? Any tips would be great!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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