Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Forgive me Blogger, for I have sinned...

It's been.....a long time since my last post. Not much has happened, unfortunately. I shouldn't say nothing, because my amazing husband James has lost 50 pounds! Yay for him! I'm so proud of him. He's made such good choices over the last few months and its really paid off. He's amazing.

I don't know what my problem has been. Laziness? For sure. Why am I not motivated to stay on track? Dunno, but its bugging me. One new development has been intense heal pain in my foot. I have a heal spur on my left food and now I've developed planter factitious on my right foot. Goody. I went to the doctor this morning and he said to ice, stretch and try to let it heal. So good by treadmill for two weeks. Blah.

But to counteract that, I think I'm going to start swimming again. That doesn't hurt my foot and its a great workout.

I'd love to dazzle all of you with grand plans and fabulous sounding goals but I won't. I never hit my 10,000 steps in one day yet, although that's still my goal. I'm taking it one day at a time and just trying my best each day. I don't have a goal for California in a month, other than exercising and trying to eat better. I'd love to be down 10 or 15 pounds and hopefully I can. Stay with me people, I need the help.

I love that I have such supportive friends and family. Thank you Angel, Bruce, Chantelle, Tonya, Sandy, James, and the countless others who are such a big support. You are wonderful and I love you bunches.

I'm back on the wagon now. It's going to be hard but I'm going to do it. This week I'm going to try to plan out my meals better. Losing weight sucks.

Weight Loss Goals . . .

I need to set some reachable goal for my weight loss. I know what my goal weight is, but that could take years to achieve. I am going to set a goal for before we leave for California. We leave in 51 days, that's a little over 7 weeks and I want to lose 20 lbs by then. That is doable I think. That is only a little over 2.5 lbs a week. What do you all think? I am just going to have to try really hard, which yesterday I did.

I exercised my butt off yesterday! I went to the gym in the morning and walked on the treadmill for 40 minutes, then in the evening my friend Whitni and I went back to the gym or the Deep Water Dynamics class. I love doing water aerobics with all the old ladies at the gym. They are damn funny. Plus it doesn't really feel like you are working out . . . until the next day when you can't move your arms!

I am not sure what I am going to do today at the gym, but I am for sure going...



Monday, September 20, 2010

Starting Fresh

Hi friends and family. This blog has been pretty sad lately and I can tell you why, I have had nothing inspiring to say. I haven't been eating good, or going to the gym, or weighing myself. I only wanted to write about the good things I have been doing, but I realized in order to be successful I need to write about everything I am doing, or not doing in my weight loss battle.

This past weekend I had the best present ever. My wonderful Mom, sister, brother in law and niece came down to visit us in New Mexico. I loved every second I had to spend with them and I cried for 15 minutes when they left. While they were there my bro in law James pulled me aside and was talking to me about this blog and our weight loss in general. He has lost almost 50 lbs since Brenda and I pledged to to lose weight (GO JAMES) and he really want Brenda and I to succeed too. So we all talked about what we could do differently to take some weight off.

One thing that I know will help me is to set some meals for breakfast and lunch. I never have a hard time deciding what too cook for dinner and it is usually pretty healthy. So this week for breakfast Alex and I are going to eat 2 kiwis and 2 slices of sara lee 45 calorie toast with peanut butter. That is only 296 calories and 11 grams of fiber! pretty good and I love that breakfast. I think the key will be to limit each meal to one week. I can eat the same thing for one week and not get sick of it . . . I think. Wish me luck!

We are going to see each other again in November when we visit California and we all want to be skinnier. Please help us by leaving comments and telling your friends about this blog. If we know people are reading this it will make us want to work even harder!