Saturday, February 16, 2013

It's the food

Well, I have lost another 5 pounds since I last posted.  I know that it is not much, but it is something.  We have a plan as a family to get out and walk once Spring arrives and the roads dry out.  Once, I really get moving it will start to come off again.  As it is, I do not eat a lot anymore.  I have to make myself eat sometimes now and most of the time I eat less than the boys do. 

I have started to notice that my pants are getting looser and my scrub tops cover my butt now.  People are telling me that that can tell I am losing, especially in my face.  It makes me feel good when they say it looks good.  It keeps me motivated. I am working myself up to taking another picture to put on here.
Until then, I will leave you with this:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Checking in

So, I am doing really good on my journey.  This morning I was actually under 280!  I have been at this point for over a week now and am starting to feel like it is as far as I can go.  A lot of it is that I have not been up and down the stairs at work or moving around around as much because my right leg decided to seize up on me recently.  This has made walking, standing, laying down, and thinking about any of these to be extremely hazardous to my sense of well-being.  It got so bad that I couldn't get into the truck without crying because bending my leg was pure torture.  My doctor has me scheduled for an x-ray and ultrasound of my knee this week to see what is going on.  We did a course of prednisone to reduce any inflammation, but right in the middle of it my leg decided to let me know that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was and locked up with a vengeance. So, I am at a holding point until I can get back on the move again, but I count it as a victory anyway.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My trip, part deux

Okay, time for a restart.  I hope to lose 140 pounds by March 9, 2013. I have two little ones who really need their mommy around for a while longer. I would love to be able to keep up with them outside.  I have tried many times to lose only to fall off the wagon and give up. This time, I have to mean it in order to stop feeling as if I am an old lady.

I have some obstacles to get around (but then who does not?) and I know that those will make this a bit harder for me. I am considered a picky eater because I don't eat a lot of vegetables due to the feel of them in my mouth. The taste is usually not a problem for me it is the texture. It has no rhyme or reason, why can a potato chip crunch be okay, but an onion crunch gross me out? I know that some of it is psychological, but come on. LOL

My knees kill me, I have degenerative joint disease (DJD) in my spine, my ankles and feet definitely have a love/hate relationship with me. I am too young to be feeling like this and I know it is all because of my weight. If I could lose some weight, I could (hopefully) get off the diabetic medication.

I could get some clothes that fit, instead of what is most covering and I would feel proud to step out with my hubby. he deserves a woman who looks good!

So off I go on a new journey, time will tell where I end. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

10 pounds down

I was in the doctor's office last Friday and I am officially down 10 pounds!  Yea, me!!!!

I was doing my blog reading today and I found a post that got me to thinking.  I need to add some exercise to the sitting that I do and thought that this might be a fun way to do it.  Check this out: The Spiritual Mother

What do you think? 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Back on track

So, after a foot injury that finally (?) healed, I am getting started.  

Today my numbers are:

Bust 52"
Hips 65"
Waist 52"
Thigh 33"

My frame type is medium.

My weight today is 310 pounds.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Okay, after going through the literature I have been given by the diabetic educator and looking online I have come up with some numbers I would like to stick to in order to lose weight.  On a daily basis, I need to limit myself to:

1600 calories
175-200 gm of carbohydrates
10 gm of saturated fats
53 gm of total fats
200 mg of cholesterol
2400 mg of sodium

The only obstacle I foresee is looking at the labels.  Also, there are some things that do not have labels.  I have been looking at websites that have features where you can enter in food and get the total nutrition information, but I always find something I eat that is not listed on them.  Seriously?  Do I really eat things that are that weird or off-beat?