Monday, November 16, 2009
Wow! I can't believe it! After what I have been going through the last 2 weeks this is what I really needed! A 7 lb weight loss in a week!!! Yes, I know most of it is water weight but I am ecstatic for the moment! I can't wait to see what next mondays weigh-in will be!!! I have been going through a rough patch in my life, on thursday would have been my 4 year anniversary with my boyfriend Andrew, but we have split up and its been the toughest time in my life! Its hard to just change everything (new apartment, new everything) when you spend 4 years building a life with someone! I could go on and on about that but I am trying to not think about that because I find myself going nuts! It's too much to take on at the moment and I am sick of going back and fourth from being happy to upset which is only natural. BUT, for right now I am going to say I am proud of myself and I can't believe this time I am actually doing it! I am going to be the person I always wanted to be and have the fun I deserve! I am soo proud of myself!
Friday, November 13, 2009
I am doing great so far in this long journey. This is the one and only time in my life where I feel like I really want it bad enough to change it. I am eating amazingly great, following points and working out 5x a week. I have found myself almost making excuses not to work out because of my school schedule being so rough this week but realized its a half hour of circuit training, I can deal with it-and I have! I will not weigh myself until Monday because I find that if I weigh myself every day, I obsess over it and I tend to fall off the bandwagon because I am not seeing change fast enough! I wanted to share awesome foods that I found when searching for low point options. They have weight watchers foods (and yes-sometimes they can get expensive)- but some products are definitely worth it. First, I found WW Plain Bagels at 2 pts for an entire normal sized bagel! And they are delish! Of course, I would rather not have my bagel plain, so I also bought the individual containers of WW Creme Cheese at 1 pt each. You get 8 in a package and it was decently priced. In my city, the bulk stores seem to have the best deals on "healthy foods". Ive also been eating Original Boca Burgers like crazy! They are sooo yummy and at only 1 pt per burger, guilt-free!!! Ketchup is 0 pts if used moderately, so I just put a tiny tiny bit on there, and maybe some onions (o pts) and it fills me up pretty quickly. I was very surprised. I was buying these every 2 days because there are only 4 in a box, so I ended up going to the bulk grocery store and I found a big box with 16 burgers. I have also been eating WW Peanut Butter Cookies (1 pt ea) and those are really great too but a little pricey. The main reason I picked those out of the other WW "snacks" is because the muffins, and brownies ect. only came with 3-5 a box. These cookies actually have 9 per box so I thought it was a better deal for the amount of money I spent. Ive also been eating 100 calorie yogurts (2 pts ea), WW Ice Cream Bars (2 pts ea), and salads as well! Another great find was Special K Cereals. They have plenty of different flavors to choose from but my favorite is the Blueberry. 3/4 cup of this cereal with a 1/2 cup of skim milk is only 2 pts! I also bought the Kellogg's Snack crackers (24 crackers=2 pts). I eat these crackers with laughing cow cheese wedges or even spinach dip (in moderation at 1 pt for 2 TBSP)! I hope to find more great snacks and meals and I am sure I will the further I get into this kick I'm on! Ill update more later:-) Any ideas on other foods and points , let me know:-)
Monday, November 9, 2009
Well I am finally on my way. I was off to a slow and rough start but everything is going to work out because I am going to make it work out! I have been doing weight watchers for the past week and have been really sticking to eating better in general and its really paying off. Working out is just an added bonus and I really need to thank my girls for getting me through it. My cousin started weight watchers and I jumped on it with her and we are doing it together, it feels great! My life long friend Carri, joined Curves about a year ago and in 7 months lost 60+ lbs and she looks amazing! She has been a big inspiration though all of this. She is the one that pushed me to start curves. Well I started Curves in Jan of 2009 and have been sticking with it off and on. She lives about 30 minutes away and goes to a different curves. Well after having friends join with me and leave me hanging as far as them not wanting to work out, I stopped going. Well my girl Carri is moving here and she is going to the same curves now so I finally have a workout buddy I can depend on! I started my weight loss journey at a shocking 278 lbs. Yes, that hurt my insides just typing that number but its time I stopped lying to myself, face the facts, and do something about it. I went to my first curves workout today in a long time and got on the scale and I am 264 lbs. Its about the same as I was when I started this blog, but I know for sure that I had to have gained a lot of that back when I was falling off the bandwagon and I am proud to say that a with a little hard work I took it back off. I have set mini-goals for myself which seems to me giving me even more inspiration then before. What I do is I have "dates of importance" in my life. Some holidays, some birthdays, and other special times coming up that are my mini-goal dates. This gives me great inspiration because I am not going to go through another summer couped up in my house every day because of the way I look. I remember 7 months ago, saying to myself "Kel-by Halloween of this year you are going to look great, don't let yourself fail" well every day that got closer I would put off eating healthy and exercise and when Halloween came around this year, I was still the same way I was 7 months ago. It seemed like so much time away, but in reality that was a pretty quick 7 months. I will not do this again, I have disappointed myself so many times and my unhealthy weight and self confidence is destroying the fun awesome person I used to be and really am inside here somewhere. I am going to get it back and hopefully someone in my situation will stumble across my blog and see that I did , so can they. I always sit on the Internet and look through peoples weight loss stories just trying to find someone that can give me inspiration and someone that I can relate to, and I want to be that person for some many others. Here goes nothing (pictures to follow:-) )