Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hello again, again!

As I write this my beautiful 10 week old daughter, affectionately known as Bug, is swinging and sleeping! She's been that way for a while so goodness knows how long I really have to write.

My life in a nut shell for the last year. Crazy, insane, crappy and wonderful all at once. I got pregnant (so wasn't expecting that!), worked a job that I was not really suited for, my husband had a medical crisis (gallbladder caused pancreatitis, was in the hospital for 12 days), my kids got bigger, older and wiser (or so the 11 year old thinks!).

I need to get back on track and I am not sure where to begin. I need to start exercising and eating properly, DUH!!! The eating properly thing may be difficult. Finances are beyond tight right now and groceries are on the luxury list. The exercise thing is so doable. My big girl wants to get working out too, so I should enlist her help.

I realize that this is all up to me. No more excuses

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hello again!

It has been a long time since I posted and a lot has happened. I was without a computer for a very long time and frankly I had completely lost focus on the whole weight loss thing. I couldn't get past the 230 barrier and in fact went back up to 239. Then in August the unexpected happened. I discovered I was pregnant. Frankly I'm still in shock. I'm now 12 weeks along and slowly starting to get excited. My kids are absolutely thrilled, my husband is happy but also as nervous as I am. And my weight loss goals are completely derailed for now.

The doc feels that a 20 pound gain would be the minimum for me even as overweight as I am. I haven't gained any as yet (in fact I've had the flu the last week or so and have lost a few pounds). I'm not overly concerned about the lack of gain. I am trying to be very careful about what I eat, making sure it is the most nutritious option available. Baby only weighs about 2 ounces right now and I'm quite positive that as he/she gets bigger, so will I!

So that's my news, I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

how did i do this before?

I'm not entirely sure how I lost weight before. When I look back, I lost the most weight when I wasn't even trying. It seems as though, since September when I really started to focus on this, I've gone nowhere. I've lost between 5 and 10 lbs. That's it. I lost 30 in the 8 months prior to that without focussing on it.

I feel like crap lately. My weight hasn't increased on the scale but my body has gotten all slouchy and gross again. What muscle tone I had is long gone. I just don't know what to do. Check that. I do know what to do, I just haven't had that much success with it.

It's time to start tracking points again, because that has always worked the best for me. Time to get busy and get active again.

To that end I am putting down the blackberry and going for a walk. Maybe I can convince Hotstuff to go with me :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

hello again

It has been far too long since I wrote here. My weight loss journey has been nonexistent lately. I am starting to get back into exercise and not eating crap. I haven't really gained any weight back but I haven't lost any either. I started this new job and my whole routine and life fell apart. I am going to look at the teaching jobs that are going to be posted soon. I really, really miss it. More than I ever thought that I would.

Well I'm typing this with my fingernails on my crackberry beacause my computer died. For good this time. This is the extent of my posting ability right now. I am going to try and post small things more often (than once every two months). Here's hoping.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Weigh in

Here I am officially 1 lb lighter than last week. I can feel the momentum building. I am going to reach my goal by the end of this challenge.

My boss wants to start a "biggest loser" group at work (once we are actually in store and things are relatively normal) which is awesome. I've really lost my mojo lately. Perhaps having a monetary reward and real live competitors may make a difference for me. Not that you guys aren't real live competitors, but you know what I mean. :-D My boss is THE most competitive person I've met in a long time so she will definitely be a motivating factor.