Tuesday, December 30, 2008

on the wagon

I went to the gym last night. First time in almost 3 weeks. It was a short work out but I went. Go me. I plan to go again tonight.

I am not normally one for New Year's Resolutions but this year I plan to do it.
1) go to gym 2 times a week.
2) drink more water. Make sure water consumption is at least equal to soda consumption ie.. can't have a 3 sodas a day anymore without drinking water
I still want to get to my goal weight but let's be honest the last few weeks I have been bad. I haven't gotten on scale because i am scared to know how much of the 30 lbs I lost I have gained back.

I think my 2 goals are realistic. I am not setting a weight goal because there will be set backs. I am realistic but don't want to add pressure to myself of how much I want to lose and by when. I figure if I stick to eating plan and gym the weight will drop off. Slowly but surely.

Tomorrow is NYE so I will eat drink and be merry and then back to South Beach on Thursday.
I get paid tomorrow so I will do a big grocery shopping trip to help.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

bad ree

I have fallen off the dieting wagon. I fell of the gym wagon.
The last month has been crazy. Good and bad stuff

Met a guy. He is great. Lost a friend which sucked.
Holidays. I can't seem to avoid the bad food right now.
Everyone is baking cookies.
I need to re read the southbeach book. I need some guidance and I need
to get my ass back in the gym. I
haven't been to gym in 2 weeks and the last 2 works outs before that
were lame/short.

I need to get back in the habit of going. But everytime I think, " I
will go to gym tonight" something comes up friends, drama
and I don't go. Still haven't finished Xmas shopping. Need to hit
grocery store and liqour store. Blarg. Too much right now.
Looking forward to this weekend. Absolutely no plans which means I can
get my kitchen in order. Do a proper grocery shopping list and start
fresh for diet.
Maybe even hit gym both Sat and Sun. Last weekend I had time but we
got hit with a lovely wnter storm.

I think this year I am going to make a new years resolution. I usually don't
this year.
go to gym min of 2 x a week and work on eating better/sticking to south beach

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bad Ree

I have been struggling a bit with the diet.

I finished phase 1 on Wed. night. Then Thursday was mom's retirement
party at work. (2 cookies and some beer bread)
Was good on Friday but had a brownie at a party Friday night. (I had
steamed chicken and veggies minus corn and carrots)
Then Sat and Sun guests in from out of town and breakfast with my mom.
(everything from french fries to ice cream and pancakes and hasbrowns
the next morning)
Then Mon a pizza party at work. It's been months since I have had
pizza and I had a peice of friend chicken yesterday. Seriously I just
kept stumbling.
So the last 6 days have been BAD. Back to phase 1.
I need it. Going to gym tonight which will help. I always feel better
with the gym. Its becoming a good addiction. Sometimes I hate going
(lazyiness) but I feel so much better when I do. I just need to keep
remembering that. And for me the only way I will reach my goals is to
hit the gym on a regular basis. Sadly period is due next week which
means water weight gain.

More of my clothes are falling off. Great for weight loss, Bad for my
budget. I can't afford anything new. In process of digging myself out
of mini financial hole that I put myself in.

Still can't get my scale to show me body fat percentage. I feel like
the biggest moron that I can't get the scale to work.
Seriously, how stupid am I? I found the instruction manual and it
still doesn't work. I stand in different postions, feet wet or damp
and nothing.
I think I need to find someone who will come to my house. Try it out
and hopefully work then I can figure out what they did right and what
I did wrong.

I have been reading PastaQueen awhile and
its good motivation that she lost so much with diet and exercise. I
know it takes time. But its frustrating.
I have been following South Beach but not the recipes in the book. I
should, I know this but I don't have time/energy to prep that much. I
made the quiche to go cups but they are a back up for me. I normally
have time to make my morning omelet.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


With all the weight loss and mostly toning, clothes have not been fitting well. And my bras haven't fit well in awhile.
A while back a friend mentioned how she went to Nordstroms for a bra fitting. Well, the last few yrs I have been wearing a 44 DD. Well per nordstroms. I am a 42 F. Yes an F. Scary because. A) less selections and B) holy crap! I am an F.

Also I had a gift card for Lane Bryant and needed new jeans. The ones I had were just too big. They look like mom jeans. Bad! So I was wearing 5's. ( Lane Bryant has their own sizing) I thought I was a 4 maybe if I was lucky, a 3. Guess what. I am a 2!!!!
I can't believe it. I am so happy!!!

I did notice that skin on my stomach has stretch marls. So I need to start using lotion or the the stuff pregnant women use.

Any suggestions to get rid of stretch marks?
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It's that time. Measurements!

Where... 10.15.08/10.22.08/10.29.08
Hips: 54"/52.5"/51" (-1.5)
Waist: 44.5/42.5/41.5" (1)
Chest: 51"/50"/50" (same)
Under chest: 43.5/41.5/40" (-1.5)

Here it is. I have been on SouthBeach for 2 full weeks.
I haven't lost that much. In fact I have gained 2 lbs this week. But I
am losing inches.
I think I like losing inches more. Weight has never been accurate for
me. when I was thinner, my weight was higher then people expected.
I think for me as much as I want to foocus on a goal weight I need to
focus in the interim on how my body looks. aka. What size I am and
how many inches I lose.
I know I am gaining muscle mass. I can feel it. If I hold my arm out
for a bicep show thing. I have actual muscle definition. Not much but
some and for me that is an improvement.

I keep working on improving my mile. When I first started working out.
Walking I was at under 21 minutes. Last night I hit personal best of
16:45 min. I run some and walk some. My endurance for runnning is
still short but my recovery time is faster. It doesn't help that I
have big boobs and am in need of a good sports bra.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I must be an idiot.
I found the instruction manual for my scale. I re read and I should be getting body fat % readings. But no. Not working. I tried it in different rooms (kitchen and bathroom) wondering maybe my bathroom floor was un even. Nope. Still doesn't work. I don't know.

My friend Liz said that her friend X, who is a big guy is able to get a reading on his scale.
So why can't I? This is frustrating. I just want to know so I can better grasp of my heatlhy.
I have dampened my feet.

I am on my last day of phase 1 for South Beach. I am not sure if I am going to extend it or not.
I am thinking I am going to go to phase 2 for a few days. People visiting and what not. Then go back to phase 1 on monday. I have gained a few pounds the last few days which sucks. It's not water weight I think its just weight fluctuating. I find that mon-wed weight is higher then later in week/weekend. I think the fact that Sunday is a slacker day for me and since I don't do much.. I don't burn calories. I am starting to hit the gym on saturdays so I think that will help as well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I have a part time job. Last night I thought I was working. I was wrong (I have worked the last 4 mondays. ) I really shold learn how to read the schedule. Anyway, I ended up going straight to the gym. This is a good example of why I keep gym clothes in the car.

Went home and vegged. Watched a bit of Chuck. I <3 that show.
Pretty uneventful night. I like those.
Tonight work. \

I need to get a decent sports bra. I am running now a little and well, Normal bras not great for working out when you are a DD. I get paid Friday so I definitely need to make the investment.
Although I am fairly certain I am the wrong bra size. I really need to for a professional fitting. Maybe I can do it on Saturday.

Monday, October 27, 2008


BMI 41.89 ( I started the summer off at 45)

BMI Categories:
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I am 6 lbs away from losing 10% of my original weight. In 12 lbs I am no longer morbidly obese.
These are 2 mini goals I am looking forward to.
The next goal is for my scale to tell me my body fat percentage. Sadly right now I just get an error message. I can't find the instruction manual to help figure out I am screwing something up.
Weekend has been good. Just winding down and watching mindless TV.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008


Dinner the other night. Tuna with cucumber salad.
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Friday, October 24, 2008


Down another few pounds. Yay!
I am 13 lbs away from no longer being morbidly obese!

My scale doesn't yet tell me my body fat percentage but that is the next goal.
I have to keep the mini goals because I think that.. ack I need to
lose 100 + lbs to get to a healthy weight
THAT is overwhelming.
I have lost 21 lbs since I really started to work on dieting/health in
beginning of August.
I know weight loss has been slower at times because I ambuilding
muscle mass vs. just losing the fat.
(I can live with that)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Day 8

 Today is Day 8 on South Beach.
I have lost 5 lbs but since last week I have lost
1.5 inches on my hips
2 inches on my waist
1 inches on my chest
and 2 inches under chest area
Measurements: Then/Now
Hips 54"/52.5"
Waist 44.5"/42.5
Chest 51"/50
Under chest. 43.5 "/41.5
I am not losing pounds as fast everyone else but I am losing inches which is nice. Officially none of my pants fit me correctly anymore. Tried on a pair of "skinny" pants this morning. (Sadly they weren't even that skinny, just something that never fit right after I bought them. )And they Fit!!! Yay!
I didn't wear them to work because I couldn't find the shirt I wanted to wear. But I must admit I was scared they would not fit.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


New glasses. Face looks thinner per LIZ
Mind you, just got home from gym
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day 5

Day 7 of South Beach.
Down about 5 lbs. I like that. I feel like stomach/waist is smaller which I definitely like.

Today we are on dress down at work aka wear jeans. (Thank you World Series)

The good news:
I HAVE to wear a belt with my jeans. I am using the 4th loop on on my belt.
Previously I would use 3rd loop but often as day wore on and it hurt, I would move to 2nd loop.
I am wearing a t-shirt I haven't worn in awhile. (didn't like how my sides/overflowing stomach looked)

Going to the gym tonight. Yay! Haven't been since saturday. Working 2 jobs makes it hard to hit the gym 3 times a week which is my goal. The next few weeks are crazy but I will just have to make the effort. I nkow the losing inches is due to gym and diet vs. diet alone.

I am in love with Laughing Cow Cheese. So yummy and convient. good with so much, Ham, peperoni, celery!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008


It makes me happy. Better on veggies then salad dressing. Good on sandwiches instead of mayo.
So far artichoke & spinach and Trader Joes white bean and basil hummus are my favorites.
At other job now. Snacking on ham and hummus. It is hitting the spot.
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Day 5

South Beach. I am loving it.
Down 5 lbs already and it hasn't been a full week.

You may think I am weird but girls know that you touch a part of your body and you feel the fat and you hate it. Well, Last night I noticed tummy fat feels less. Not gone, but less. I can live with that. I like it when things fit better. That makes me happy. Toning is good.

I need to buy some new jeans. Maybe a few going out itmes. But its hard to buy them when I know I will lose more weight. (not sure how much/how my body will change). Its frustrating to go out and see myself in clothes that are too big. But I am cheap and don't want to spend the money until I am at least 50 lbs lost then I will think about it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Down another few pounds. Part of this is water weight I know burt I am down 5 lbs since pre period water weight gain. I can't believe it.
Day 4 of diet and I am feeling good.
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Possibley TMI, you have been warned

Didn't go to the gym last night. I had already made plans to go to
this 70's Dance night. I went home and rested instead then went out
and danced. Got home around 1 ish.
I ate pretty well yesterday.
Got my period too. got on scale this morning, lost 3.8 lbs. I think
its all water weight. Normally it takes me longer to lose wter weight
after my period starts. Oh well. I will take it.

Last night was fun. I just sat around drinking soda and dancing.
Tonight is another music thing. But not as much dancing. Tomorrow is
Shag Frenzy where I am sure I will dance it all off. YAY!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day 1

Today is Day 1 of South Beach.
I had an omelet with mushrooms, ham and low fat cheese for breakfast.
I have low fat string cheese for a morning snack. Celery with peanut butter (all natural Trader Joe's PB) for afternoon snack. Salad with ham for lunch and a sugarfree jello for lunch as well.
Dinner will likely be smoked salmon on cucumbers with some cream cheese. (sooo yummy).

I bought a tape measure last night and took my measuements.
Hips 54"
Waist 44.5"
Chest 51"
Under chest. 43.5 "
I am very round. I don't like that. Oh well. At least I know where I am now. I know I have been losing inches for awhile. All my pants and shirts fit better. And as B put it last week at gym my tummy was smaller/less when doing sit ups. I will take all that I can get!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Treadmill 25 min....... 150 calories
30. Min misc weights
Elliptical 40 min..... 451 calories

There is a jo ann fabrics near gym. Here to buy a tape measure so I can measure inches lost. Weight is coming off slowly but most of my clothes feel big.
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This is my dieting journal. Here I can post about what I eat and all sorts of fun stuff.
The frustrations of dieting.

I have decided to do the South Beach Diet. I was just counting calories but I didn't feel like I was getting anywhere. A friend has been doing South Beach for a few weeks and I decided to read the book. I like the plan overall. I didn't start the diet yet because I wanted to go through the food left at home and I was waiting for a paycheck for a grocery trip.

Here I will also talk about the gym. What exercises I do and how much.
I turn 30 on July 18th and I want to be a different me when that happens. It started a few months ago when I quit smoking, then I started watching what I eat then it was the gym. Baby steps to big changes.