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Why do I look so fat???
Saturday, October 17, 2009      2 comments

I went to the gym today determined to begin strength training on the Nautilus machines. In the past, I was really intimidated to walk into the weight room. I was feeling pretty confident because I was wearing some old workout pants from LL Bean ... Read more
Bye Bye Baggy Pants!
Friday, October 16, 2009      3 comments

So... in reading my blog yesterday I said I was going to try to hold off on trying on my stack of size 18 pants until November 1st because I didn't want to be discouraged if they felt too tight. Well, tonight I was having myself a little pity pa... Read more
I'm NOT going to eat because of stress!
Thursday, October 15, 2009      3 comments

Work has always been full of drama, but this week has been especially bad. People saying things behind my back that really tick me off and upset me. If they have a problem with me, why don't they come to me??? And why do I let it bother me so mu... Read more
Doing what I need to
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      0 comments

OK, so it is Wednesday night and I have the house to myself. I caught myself wandering in the kitchen tempted to munch on a handful of grapes or a handful of shredded wheat. Am I hungry? No, I am not. I just finished a wonderful dinner of Tilapi... Read more
Why won't I go to the Dr?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      1 comments

Ever since I got my shoe inserts in July, I have developed terrible plantar fascitis and/or a heel spur in my left foot. The physical therapist told me to let my feet get used to the inserts. Uh.... OK, it's been 3 months and my heel hurts worse... Read more
Feeling FAT!
Monday, October 12, 2009      4 comments

I don't know what's wrong with me today. I had a great workout. I ate very well... with the exception of eating later than normal (8'ish). Here I sit just feeling bloated and FAT. My jeans felt tighter than I thought they did last time I wore th... Read more
Eating Out
Sunday, October 11, 2009      1 comments

I am back from my weekend out of town and am very proud of how well it went. I followed my food plan almost to the "T". I needed to add a Kashi Protein bar (120 cals) to my waldorf salad meals. Also, it was decided that we all were doing C... Read more
Weekend Plans
Friday, October 09, 2009      2 comments

I am writing this down just so I can see it on "paper".... We are going out of town and this is going to be my meal plans for the weekend: Friday DInner: Waldorf Salad Sat Breakfast: Shredded Wheat Sat Lunch: Waldorf Salad (+Kashi bar i... Read more
Don't know if I can wait...
Thursday, October 08, 2009      0 comments

So... my plan was to wear my size 20 jeans all of October. Then, come November 1st I was going to try on my size 18's and hopefully they would fit. Well.... my 20's are already starting to fall off of me! It is a great feeling. I don't know if I... Read more
Not another injury!!!
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      4 comments

After working out today I felt the muscle on the inside of my ankle start to flare up. Crap... When this happened a couple of weeks ago my back went out the next day. Maybe I need to take a break from the gym. Shoot... I have been loving workin... Read more
Doubt setting in???
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      2 comments

I have been at this lifestyle of clean eating and exercising for about 5-6 weeks now and this is usually the point where I start to doubt myself. I do so good (lost 15 lbs in Sept)... and then all of the reminders of my past failures start to su... Read more
Flying High!
Monday, October 05, 2009      0 comments

I cannot believe my body is waking up willingly every morning telling me to hurry and get to the gym. Am I lovin' working out??? Can't be.... lol. I finally figured out how to make a playlist on my MP3 player so now I can put together sets of so... Read more
I'm Going to Have a Workout Buddy!
Sunday, October 04, 2009      1 comments

My son turns 13 next week and he is just begging to go to the gym with me. I always assumed he was way too young, but the other day I passed the sign that stated the age requirements. Ages 13-15 can workout on all of the equipment as long as a p... Read more
Eating When Hungry
Saturday, October 03, 2009      0 comments

I was at the mall today and was browsing the diet/healthy lifestyle section at the bookstore. I came across a "skinny" book titled something along the lines of "How to fit into that little black dress" or something silly. One of the chapters enc... Read more
October Goals
Friday, October 02, 2009      3 comments

1. Begin to experiment with strength training. ~~~ Work up the nerve to walk into the weight room with all of those young, stinky, sweaty men and use the weight machines like I know what I am doing. Beg hubby to go with me... at least once so I ... Read more

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