Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This is a 1st

I was down .2 pounds at WI last night. It is the first time in history I lost weight during Christmas!

Tonight I am off to work. Tomorrow I might try to get to the gym to do a class. We'll see. New Years is going to be quiet.

Nothing new to report. Everyone BUT me is sick with a cold. Not too pleasant. When I am the only one that isn't sick, you know it's serious lol!

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone! Be safe!

Friday, December 18, 2009

So no to Bodypump

But yes to Body Step!

With the help of these little babies I have begun taking classes at Goodlife here in Aurora!

Last night I decided to go to the 5:45 class and see how I liked BodyStep:

Bodystep is the energizing step workout that makes you feel liberated and alive. Using a height-adjusted step and simple movements on, over and around the step, you get huge motivation from sing-along music and approachable instructors. Cardio tracks push fat-burning systems into high gear followed by muscle conditioning tracks that shape and tone your body!

It was so much fun. And challenging. But with some modifications and looking like a real "winner" I got through the ONE HOUR class. At the 15 minute mark I remember thinking I should just leave. But I purposely put myself at the front, so I couldn't sneak out if it became hard! I felt so good when I was done!

Tonight I have decided to take a Bodyflow (yoga) class. I hope I enjoy it just as much!

(I do plan on trying a Bodypump class, but it will have to wait until the new schedule comes out in January!)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

So Many Specialists

So little time!

So in my 30th year, I am seeing more specialists than I ever have in my entire life.

I have a MRI in January for my migraines, and seeing a neurologist. I am seeing a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon to remove some....I hate this word....moles lol! I got ANOTHER xray scheduled to my foot, just to make sure that I didn't break it.

But I discovered something interesting today while at the doctor. Apparently, with my mobility, they are 100% sure that it is all caused from my sciatic nerve. Did you know that is runs all the way down from your back to your foot! So, my foot is bothering me all because of my sciatic nerve! Its awesome! Well not really, but it means I go to physio! YAY!

I just don't want my foot to hurt like this forever. Some days it is unbearable.

And am I crazy to go to a Les Mills Bodypump class tonight? I am so excited!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Down but Not Out

I was down another pound at WI on Monday night! YAY!

So that is 10.6 total since returning to meetings. I am very pleased. I don't think I have EVER lost weight over Christmas before.

On Monday we talked about Perseverance. What it means and how we use it to be successful in our journey.

One of the tools they tell us to use is to Anchor. So to take something and to use it as an "Anchor" to successful weight loss while we are losing weight.

We are all going to slip up and make bad choices once in a while. But you need to assess why it happened and make sure you know the signs, so the next time you will be prepared.

I talked about how right now being patient is helping me. My first time on this journey, I had lost about 25 pounds at this point! I know, it seems unreal, but it's true. I had two double digit weeks and lost on the high side the other weeks. My week one weight loss was 10 pounds lol!

But time and kids have changed my metabolism. So it is slower this time. And I am ok with that. I want this to be successful. I want to succeed!

Monday, December 14, 2009


I am always at a constant battle with myself when it comes to WI Monday. I have my pluses and my negatives.

For one, it keeps me on track during the weekends. Weekends in our life are insane. Constantly going and coming. And now I am working again which brings it's own share of challenges (Starbucks and South Street Burger Company are RIGHT outside the back door). So having the Monday WI stops me dead in my tracks when it comes to any temptations that are put in front of me.

The negatives though........they seem huge.

Weight Watchers needs to be seen as a lifestyle change. Not a diet. The second you start telling yourself that you "can't" have this or "shouldn't" eat that, you are setting yourself up for failure. Before you know it that one cookie you shouldn't have eaten turns into the bag. Or, in my case, not enjoying my weekends with my family because I am so overly concerned with what I am or am not eating is making me miserable.

I didn't put this weight on in a month, it isn't going to come off in a month either.

But by Sunday night, I am so wound tight and dreading WI the next day, I feel horrible.

I am going to stick with Monday WI for the time being. But it has given me something to think about, that's for sure!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Holidays

First let me apologize for my absence again! I have been busy:

Chocolate Blossoms, Shortbread, Snickerdoodles, Coconut Swirl Brownies, Toblerone Fudge, Rocky Road Fudge and Candy Bar Bars.

Yes, those are BAGELS!

I am afraid that this is just a TOUCH of what I have been up to this week. The kids have helped and we are almost finished. Just a few more goodies, including pies for Christmas Dinner.
I was down again this week. My total weight loss since going back to meetings is 9.6 pounds! WOW! I feel good. And for anyone who is curious, I didn't touch hardly anything. And if I did, I counted it! If you follow the recipes and make sure you make the correct amount, each one is only worth two points. And for some of these, it is worth it. Like the SHORTBREAD. So good.
I also got my Garmin back, all fixed up. I was going to go out and run, but it was way too cold. It was one of those nights I wish we had a treadmill or elliptical. Hopefully it get a but warmer so I can get out a few more times before the New Year!