Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Checking In - Update

It's been almost 2 years since I've posted.  Wow - time flies!

No excuses

Here is an update from me.  . .

I'm heavier now than I ever have been.   Yes, I've said it.  It's true and I'm owning it.   This year has been very challenging.  I feel like my health and fitness level is at an all time low.  Every once in a while, I see part of my body in the mirror and I don't recognize who it is...

It's sad.   I've kept waiting and waiting for the perfect time to get on track.  But I should know there is no perfect time.   I just need to do better one little step at a time.  Make small choices, that add up together to make small changes.

I've noticed lately, I've turned to food every time I'm emotional, angry or even board.   It's this deep spot in my soul craving something....

I really miss being active.   I look back at all the pictures I have and runs I've done and I think what happened?  How did I let this happen, AGAIN?  I get so dissappointed, I truly love being active.  Some days, I feel so hopeless, so embarrassed.   I look back at my pictures, and my blog and I realize how quickly it was I dropped a ton of weight, and changed my life.  I know with focus I can do it again.

I'm dedicating this summer to taking some weight off, regaining my health.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sticking to it

I'm 19 days into my 90 day challenge.   My scale is hookey, not really working.  I weigh in step off and re-weigh a completely different amount.   However, I can tell you my clothes are getting big or fitting better.   At times, it can be difficult but to be honest it's way easier than I thought.   I think I've lost some where around 10+ lbs.

I haven't excersized much.  But I am happy to say, I got up and went for a run this morning at 5am.   We didn't run fast or far but we went about 2.5 miles.   It doesn't really matter, what matters is I'm sticking to it. :) 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 11

I'm 11 days into my 90 day challenge!  How are you doing on yours?  Have you started yet?  How are you doing?

I'm happy to report that I'm seeing success!  Drinking my shakes are easy, they taste great and are fast and easy.  I'm also less hungry than I was before.  The first few days were difficult to not eat, just to eat.   But now, I've noticed my appetite has decreased.  I'm not eating out of boredom.  I do have healthy snacks though and I feel great.

In the first week I lost 5lbs!   Mondays are my weigh in days.  And I really wanted to come and shout all my successes but I've had a difficult week with lost of personal stuff.  Plus, my kids are gearing up for school.  I'm going to miss these lazy summer days but excited for the structure. 

I think I've lost more, as I can feel a difference in my clothes too.   Rich is doing the 90 day challenge with me too.  I can tell he is loosing weight too.  His clothes are getting bigger on him and I can tell he is smaller when we snuggle.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day Two

I'm happy to report Day 2 was a lot easier than Day 1.  I walked to the fridge less out of boredom.  I didn't have a headache all day.   I had a shake for breakfast and lunch (tropical fruit in the am, berry for lunch) I was able to have healhty snacks and a sensible dinner.  I was still a little hungry after dinner, but I know I got plenty of food and my body is just adjusting because I had been over-eating for so long.   I had plenty of energy yesterday, despite having a busy day at work.

I need to get some exercise in, and not just softball.   I did a good job run/walking last week but I need to do more.

For dinner, we went to Applebee's   I got this off the weight watchers menu, it was low cal  and delicious, but not as full of  plate as the picture shows.   I'd totally eat it again though! Yumm!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day One

Let me start off by saying, I'm not selling or affliated with the Visalus products.  I'm over weight.   I'm tired of being unhealthy and I've decided that I'm ready for a change.   I've seen a lot of my friends have success with the Body By Vi, 90 day challenge so I've decided to take my chances and try it for myself.  I'm going to do my best to document my experiences.

With all that said, I told you I was going to create a goal.  I challenged you to create one too.  It didn't have to be about weight lose, health or fitness but I ask that it's a goal you can strive to meet in 90 days.   My goal is to lose 30 lbs in the next 90 days.   In order to do this, I will be using the Body by Vi products and exercising.  I'm consuming 2 shakes a day plus healthy snacks and a sensible dinner. 

Day One 

I decided to start on a Monday.  It just worked for me mentally to be prepared for the challenge.   I had court (darn speeding ticket) out of town and needed to get ready quickly.   I got up, made my chocolate shake and was out the door.  Breakfast was quick easy and done.   I did have a slight headache all day.   For Lunch, I had another shake (with real raspberries).   My head ache continued.  I had a few snacks, like hummus, turkey and fruit throughout the day. 

My hubby is doing the challenge with me.  We were very hungry come 5 o'clock.   We went out to eat one of our favorite resteraunts.  Yeah, we're gonna need a better plan.   Since I forgot to take measurements in the morning, I took them last night and pics.  I'll probably post them later.

What was your goal?  Have you started?   What are you waiting for...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just Sayin..


I don't even know how much I weigh right now.  What I do know is I've gained back most of the 75lbs I lost.    It's disappointing but I have to look at the reasons why and figure out what happened.  I had some GREAT success. 

What changed and when?

I was diligent at working out and eating healthy.  It had lasted months, but I injured myself and couldn't work out like I did.  I lost motivation.  We opened up our own business and my life went crazy.   My schedule changed, my stress level increased and my old habbits of eating out for convience came back.  Then I got into a habbit of "might as well" because I've already failed.

Good news

I know how to eat healthy.
I still enjoy excercise and still compete in races.  It's fun for me, even if I have to walk to finish.

I can start again.   I've found a product I think will really help me. I don't normally believe in "diets" but I think where I am now, what do I have to lose?   Well, truthfully 75-100 lbs.

 I've set a goal, I'm going to focus on meeting that goal and doing what I can.  I know I can be successful.   On Monday I will start my challenge.   My goal is to lose 30 lbs in 90 days.  If I'm focused, I know I can meet and exceed the goal.  As I start my challenge I will be holding myself accountable and sharing my results.   I'd love for you to join me.  Your goal can be anything... ANYTHING.  What would you like to change in 90 days?  We can do this!