Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day and BBQ's go together like baseball and tight pants.  You just can't have one without the other.  Normally thoughts of healthy food get thrown out the window on this oh so wonderful holiday, but not this year.  I am still determined to stick to my diet and eat something good today.  So instead of hamburgers, ribs, hot dogs, brats, chips, dip, pies, ice cream or some other delicious concoction I will be eating turkey burgers, Baked Lays and grilled corn.  And to be perfectly honest, I am really excited about it.  Turkey burgers (or as Paige calls them, turgers) with the sandwich thins instead of regular buns are a yummy and healthy alternative to a good old hamburger with a big white bread bun. 

I know the ONLY way I am going to be sucessful at losing weight is to find 'good for me' alternatives that actually taste good.  I would rather not eat anything than something that tastes horrid.  No matter how healthy it is for me.  To me food isn't just a fuel for my body, it is a way of life.  So if I can find a healthy way to eat and live I will be a happy girl.

On a side note, thank you to all the men and women that have fought or are now fighting to protect us.  God bless America.


P.S. I am weighing in this morning exactly the same as yesterday.  I can't complain.  Better to stay the same than to gain!  And since I didn't exercise yesterday because it was Sunday I am going to count that a BIG win!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Down 1.4 lbs!

Tonya here!  I can't believe I have been to the gym every day this week!  I am very proud of myself and I feel great!  I have lost 1.4 lbs in the past 2 days and I am so excited!  Alex has also jumped on the healthy train and lost 6 lbs this week (of course he did, guys have it so easy!)  I am really proud of him!  I made Chile Verde last night  which is pretty much just vegis and pork.  It was so delicious and good for me!  I am going to take a picture and post the recipe tomorrow!  So yummy!

So here I am at 247 lbs and I can wait to see what next week has in store for me.

Friday, May 28, 2010


I am very proud to report that I am down two pounds! My current weight is 355 (349.8 to be exact). Hard to believe since I've been so damn sore I could hardly move. Yay me!

I saw this poster the other night when I went to get a massage and it was very interesting. I knew massage was good for your body (and soul) but that it could help lose weight? I must remember that this was at Massage Envy so of course they want you to know about it, but could it be true? I will have to do more research. Regardless, a monthly massage is heaven and just what I need to de-stress and feel better.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another day in Roswell

Tonye here.  I weighed myself this morning and I gained .2 lbs which isn't a lot but it doesn't really make sense!  I worked out and ate pretty good yesterday.  I guess I need to eat even better.  I did have a little bit of low fat ice cream last night for a treat.  I was still under my calories for the day.  I will just keep working hard I guess.  In good news, I did shave off 2 minutes to my mile.  I am sure I could do it even faster that 19 minutes, but I want to take it slow.  I also rode the bike for 20 minutes yesterday.  I kinda wanted to stay home today and use a workout video but now that I am writing this I feel like I should get back to the gym.
I really love this blog.  It makes me accountable for what I am doing.  I am excited for what is ahead.

And to my sweet sister Brenda.  I love you and I know you can do it!  Post your weight today after the slip up and the EVIL Cheesecake factory.  It will only help you!  We want to document the good and the bad!  Love you so much!  Lets both work hard today!!!

The Cheesecake Factory is Satan's mistress

I love cheesecake in any way, shape or form. It's creamy and delicious and so good. The Cheesecake Factory has been a blessed addition to my neighborhood and I have welcomed it a few times. I did so last night. I partook of the lovely buffalo blasts appetizer as my meal and enjoyed it immensely. Until I found out how much badness it contains.

Two of those little beauties has over 2,000 calories and 4,100 grams of sodium! OH MY GOSH! Although I will always love them, I can't be in that relationship anymore. I'm divorcing you buffalo blasts. Run along and never speak to me again. The horror.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Still sore

Ugh, I'm feeling lamer than usual. My first work out with the trainer went so good I'm still hurting, mostly in my arms. It's feeling slightly better today though so quit wussing, right? I'm going to celebrate Alyse's birthday tonight with a massage and a piece of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory - there, I said it.

I'm also planning on swimming laps tonight so I'm hoping that if I don't go over board at dinner (no guarantees) I won't completely negate my whole day. Trying to be positive today because lately life has been tough.

Isn't it amazing how hard life can be sometimes? I'm an emotional eater and when I feel down, food tries to act as a buffer. It doesn't make me feel better, actually it makes me feel worse when I'm done eating like shit. Why do I do it? That's a good question, one that will have to have an answer or I will be fat forever.

Last night after an extraordinarily dull City Council meeting (imagine that) I was feeling a little blue. I could have wallowed in it - I wallow well - but I turned up the radio as loud as I could to the peppiest song I could find and I started to feel better. It was amazing. I decided we don't have enough happy music around our house and that needs to change.

I am going swimming tonight after my date with cheesecake and I plan to swim for an hour. Yay for me. I love swimming and am actually looking forward to it.

I'm also a little freaked out that I put my actual weight on the internet for anyone to see. Brave or stupid? I guess admitting is the first step to being free but it makes me nervous. Hmmm....

Peace out,


This is so cool . . .

Hey everyone! Tonya here again. I just wanted to get on here really quick before I went to the gym because I weighed myself this morning and I am down to 248. Yeah yesterday I was just under 250!!! Hopefully it isn't just a fluke or anything! I better go eat something good and get to big butt to the gym!

BTW here is a little snapshot from my treadmill last night. Hopefully I can laugh about it in a few weeks, but for now I am proud!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My First Day!

Tonya here! Paige and I just got back to the gym and it was actually pretty fun! We went swimming for and hour then I took Paige to the nursery and I hit the treadmill. I didn't do great, but I can't remember the last time even I stepped on a treadmill. I walked briskly most of the way and jogged for about 3 minutes of the 20 I was on there. I wanted to be on the treadmill for 1 mile and I was. Maybe tomorrow I will do 1.5 miles! I am excited for the day I can run a whole mile with out stopping.

I have been so good about my food today. I am under 1300 calories so far but nighttime is the worst for me. I need to find a healthy snack to munch!

First day with the trainer

I started working out with Rachel yesterday and I love her! She is easy to talk to and understands my limitations. I am feeling a little sore today and couldn't drag out of bed this morning. It was OK because James had to get to work early. It felt so good to be moving around though. So good. Walking on the treadmill to warm up was pretty hard because I haven't done it for a while. But I went for almost 15 minutes and was still doing OK.
I managed to lose five pounds in the last week and I'm not sure how I did it. But it sure feels nice having that under my belt as I get started on this new program with Tonya.

First post

Welcome to our very first post on the new blog. Tonya and I are two chubby girls - a little by choice a little by a crappy draw in the gene pool. None the less, over the last few years, the chub has taken over and we're not going to take it anymore. The chub has to go and you are witnessing history. Our beloved father, Bobaloo has decided to invest in our health and donated money to our weight loss. I am using mine for a trainer at the Park Center and Tonya is using her's to pay for a gym membership at the Roswell Racket Club and Spa.

You may be asking yourself, what should we expect from this fabulous offering? Well, more than you can probably handle but try to stay with us here. We're documenting our battle against the chub - the good days and especially the bad. We will be sharing recipes and other tips we find. It's going to be pretty great.

We both weighed in today and the numbers are grim - 250 for Tonya and 357 for Brenda. Yikes, huh?