Weight Watchers Update!!!!

Coming later tonight!!  I have been a bit distracted lately, but will be back in gear tonight!

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7.5 lbs And Dropping!!!

It is official! After my 1st week of Weight Watchers I am down 7.5 lbs!

I have my weigh in date set for Tuesdays since that is technically my “Saturday”, so I was a little afraid to step on the scale that morning. Boy was I shocked when the scale read 232.5 lbs! Wooooohoooooo!!!!

Only 97.5 lbs left to my target weight! I know, that is a lot, but at least I have less than 100 left to lose now!

I have lots and lots of recipes to share and lots of how-tos coming up. Cannot wait to share all of this with everyone so you all can give it a try as well. :o)

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I’m Baaaaaaacccccckkkkkk!

I know that I have not posted in quite a while, but I am back!

A few months back I switched to day shift and I am beyond glad that I did. I have been able to stop all of my medications, but decided to go ahead and keep taking the B-12 shots. I am also getting a full nights sleep which was not possible on swing shift. I cannot even begin to explain how much better I feel!

Even though I am not on meds anymore, my weight has returned. Bit of a down side, but I am starting a new battle against it. I weighed in at 240.6 lbs on July 12th which is very depressing since I was down to 203 a few months back. July 12th is also the mark of my new beginning! I joined Weight Watchers and so far, I like what I am seeing!

The tools on the site are amazing and I think they are going to help me much more than just keeping my food diary like I was before. I am the type of person who has to constantly track and see progress and I think this is just what I needed! It was only $55 to get signed up for 3 months so I figured it would not hurt to give it a try and if at the end of the 3 months I have no progress I can at least cancel my plan.

Within the next few days I will be posting my start photo, measurements, my progress through this first week and what I have done to prepare for this new chapter in dieting! I will also share the recipes that I will be preparing and all that kind of fun stuff!

This whole blog is going to have some new additions added as well to go along with another new step that I am getting ready to take. It is one that I am hoping will allow me to come to terms with my body’s present state and allow me to have a positive self image again. Details soon!!!!

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MIA Again…

I swear I will be back soon!  Been rather busy lately, but I have lots of updates to post!!!

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Just Wanted To Say Thank You!!!!








Just wanted to drop a quick thank you to all of my readers!!!

This month we have hit an all time high in viewers AND subscribers!!!!  I really appreciate all of the comments and e-mails!

Beyond happy that I am able to help others during their battle of the buldge as well!  I am hoping that here we can pave the way to a healthier lifestyle for us all!

I am here to help and listen so feel free to keep sending those messages!

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Stress Eating… And Yes, It Really Does Exist







Stress eating.  It is a real thing.

This is what has been killing me with the Transform Your Body Challenge that I joined at my local gym.  Under the stress that I have been experiencing lately, my healthy eating habits and regular workout schedule have been impossible to maintain.

Some people think stress eating is just an excuse, and that would be because they have most likely never experienced it themselves.  I have had several people tell me that they think that stress eating is just a way to keep eating and eating without trying to look bad; like you have a “condition”.  Yeah… whatever.

I do have a “condition” of some sort.  That being stress.  Some people find comfort in alcohol, shopping… I find my comfort in food.  It did not use to always be this way.  I use to run a few miles when I got annoyed or felt like I was going to flip out.  Boxing was an awesome alternative!  I fell away from these things when an ex told me I was useless no matter what I did and that I would always be stressed as long as I was alive.  Unfortunately, I was stupid enough to listen to him.

For those of you that still think that it is a joke, read on.

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The Reason For My Temporary Leave






Some of you may already know this, but I know that most do not.  This past month has been a rough one for me and I have been stressed beyond belief and in all honesty, feel like I may be slipping into a bit of depression.  I have moments where I feel as if I am completely emotionless and just kind of there.  Ya know?  Hard to explain, but life has taken a lot out of me lately.

On Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 7:00pm the Lord decided that it was time for my grandfather to come home.  After the rough few weeks he had I am at least happy to announce that he went peacefully.

The funeral was held on the 15th and it was a tough day.  It is so hard to try to stop yourself from crying, but I tried everything I could not to.  I wanted to do my best to stay strong for my grandmother and father.  He was laid to rest in a beautiful blue coffin topped with a gorgeous rose and lily spray.

I know some of you may think it is odd or even a little insensitive to have a photo of my grandfathers coffin posted, but for those of you that truly know me, you know that photography brings me to a certain comfort zone and taking this photo kind of put me at ease and peace with the situation.  So if you have an issue with it, please ignore the photo or simply close this page.  It’s that simple.

I am slowly getting back into the writing thing, so when I start updating again, keep a look out because the flood gates will be open and months worth of blogs will all be coming forth!  Just hoping that this whole depressing feeling runs its course and I can be me once again and blog away.

R.I.P Paw Paw Jake.  You were a wonderful husband, father and paw paw.  You will be missed forever and immensely.

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I Fell Off The Wagon… Once Again








It never fails…  I get on a roll and something has to happen.

2 weeks ago I was doing fabulous on my diet.  I was down 6.6 pounds in one week and was killing it with the P90X.  Then, life crept in.

I was back in my hometown and got the news that my grandfather had taken a nasty fall that had caused his brain to hemorrhage.  He was already in a home due to a previous condition so the family was not around when this happened.  It took almost 24 hours for them to even tell us what hospital he was in!  Talk about major stress!!!  24 hours of wondering…  Is he okay??  Is he even still alive?!  What condition is he in??

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Happy Valentine’s Day and A Quickie Update

Hoping everyone of you had a marvelous Valentine’s Day!

Fell behind once again due to illness.  Seems like I stay sick!  Sheesh…  Just another good reason to get myself back in shape.

Back from a visit to the doc and I am pretty excited!  Got all of my bloodwork done yesterday  (great way to start Valentine’s Day huh?) and got all of my meds that I will need for the next two weeks.  We are hoping to get this weight problem under control!  I go back in two weeks to get all of my test results and see if they need to up the dosage of my thryroid meds.  Hoping all goes well!

Ran my P90X diet by my doc after a good friend said that she thought the my daily calories were too high also.  On the P90X diet they have 3 levels, according to how they have you figure out your nutrition level, I came up with level 3 which is 3,000 calories per day.  For the next 2 weeks however she is wanting me to try going back to my 1,500 calorie diet and see how that works, but use the P90X diet as an outline.

I have already printed out my daily food and workout sheets so I am hoping I can keep myself on track this time!  At least this way I can take all of the papers to her at the end of the 2 weeks to review and see if I need to make improvements anywhere.  Once I get myself caught up I think I will start loading my diary at the end of the day and see if anyone out there may have suggestions!

Off to start my P90X once again!  Chest and back time!!!

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And the Challenge Begins!!!

The night before last I did my weigh in at the gym.  Needless to say the scale at the gym did not impress me.  LOL  Just like my one at home!  Oh well, this is the beginning right??  Gotta look forward to the end of the challenge!!!

So here are my results…












Not so impressive huh?  I know I wasn’t thrilled either. 47.1% fat?  Yikes!!!  How the Hell did I let this happen?!  Oh well, gotta buckle down now and take my body back from the fat!  Grrrrrrr!  Scary enough?  LOL

Now on with the food!!

Yesterday I overslept and woke up sooooo sore and was not in the mood to cook at all!  Luckily we have a Quiznos right down the road and we were able to grab a quick sub!  I opted for the turkey club which runs about 560 calories, sounds like a lot, but considering the diet plan has me at 3,000 calories a day (which still sounds way too high to me!) it was a splash in the bucket compared to my total.

We went out for dinner, but I made sure to keep it healthy!  Got some grilled chicken and for the side I went for the applesauce!!!  Soooooo good!

Started off awesome this morning too!  Kept the calories low with some whole grain Eggos, oatmeal and grafefruit!!











Yummy huh??  May not be the healthiest, but better than a lot of what I could of had!

For lunch I am doing a big ole salad and then for dinner we are hitting the pork tenderloin, which you can see in the earlier post, and some veggies!  Pics will follow!  Time to get in my chest and back workout before work!  Hope I can fit it all in!

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