Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Eve

Ok what a busy morning I had. I went to get my clothes from the seamstress. I had to have them taken in about 2 sizes. But it was cheaper than buying new ones. Then to Costco to get my wonderful son his 18th birthday cake. It was a monster chocolate cake. (Ya I will be able to smell it and that's it :). I couldn't say no because this weight loss issue is all me. I own it. He deserves that cake. If I am not strong enough to not take a taste than I am an idiot.(Which I am not). Then I went to the gym. I have increased the speed on the treadmill. Honest to God I can not believe what I can do now.  Its frickin crazy. I use to nearly die walking up stairs and now I do a mile and half each day, sometimes more. Than I go and workout on the equipment.  Each week amazes me on how I can keep improving. You know what when I come home, I dont feel like I'm dying, infact I have more energy than I have had in years.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Weigh in results.

Ok it was pretty close I lost 2.5 lbs. I am pleased but I know next week I am going for another 5lbs. Ya that is a BIG request. But I am up for it. New years eve, not worried so much. New Years is my son's 18th Birthday. I am going to take him to the local Indian casinos. I think I mentioned this before. I am pretty excited. I love slot machines. I haven't been to the Indian casinos since my daughter turned 18 and that was about 5 years ago. I took her too Las Vegas for her 21's and that was a blast. I don't do much but slots. I rarely go, but do love em. Well the rain has stopped here today and its very sunny, but chilly. Going to Gym around noon with my DD. Should be fun.  I noticed my post still dont update on my followers, still do not know what I am doing wrong. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday and raining

Gotta love So Cal's weather. It is as crazy as we are. Well today is weigh in and as of this AM I weighed another 3 lbs down. Of course as of 5 pm tonight who the fuck knows what my weight is. Waagh.  I so want to lose weight. I have been pushing the fluids, eating what I am suppose to eat and exercising my ass off (which is a good thing if you have ever seen my ass). Yesterday I went 1.60 miles on the tread mill at 2.7 . I know that may or may not be fast enough, but for my fat ass. Its a blooming miracle. Then I work out on the weights. LOL I wake up in the morning all stiff and crap from my work outs. I was thinking "is it ever going to get easier". The it came to me why it isn't. Because at each workout I push myself to do better than the last one. (Ya, I am a blonde).   Well, I will let you know how I did tonight. Take care.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday and sunny

Well, just came back from the mall with my son and daughter. I needed to get new work out pants, mine hang like a tent on me. I tried on a 1x and they fit like a charm. I was a 3x. I was smiling from ear to ear. What a great feeling. Soon, I hope to be out of the plus sizes, that day will come. Gonna go to the gym with my daughter a little later. I dont see the scale moving. I am surprised but I can let that get me down. I am doing everything right. Weigh in is tomorrow, so we will see. One thing I forgot to mention, I was able to walk the entire mall without any exhaustion. And the malls in So Cal are pretty darn big. I also did not feel like a freak being so fat. Oh what a feeling. :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day after hangover

Man I was sick last night about 1am, from a Prime rib hangover. I haven't had meat/beef for 3 months. It was so yummy. But I couldn't control my intake of this masterpiece. Mind you, that is the only thing I had off my diet, I even drink tons of water to compensate. But at 1:00 am, I was hurting, my stomach was dying and I ended up puking, stayed up drinking water and watching Psych which was on TV.  What a dope I was. I feel so bad since my weigh in to Allan was only 2 lbs loss.  It should have been more. Of course, without thinking I was in a hurry to go to Kohls and the gym, I hadn't gone # 1 or 2. Sorry about TMI. I learned my lesson.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

What a great day.  I have the standing rib roast in the oven. I sliced up a bunch of radishes(for me to nibble on when everyone else is nibbling on Christmas stuff). I brought in a 6-pack of water for me to drink thru out the day.  I am all set. Like I said, I will have a small slice of the roast. Steamed Brussels sprouts and roasted carrots-no oil. I am also cooking mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, (with a half cup of plain green beans for me). Biscuits and the family has a pumpkin pie and a fruit tray for the dessert table. No dessert for me. But I will celebrate with a coke zero.(shit I love that drink)

What a wonderful day! Everyone God bless.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Why oh why

I cant figure out why my updates don't post to my followers? Allan thought it might be a feed issue. This sounds right, but I cant figure out how to fix. Any suggestions?


From CNN website. This is just a FYI
Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Friday, it's Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician nutrition specialist.
Question asked by Tony of Shelton, Connecticut:
Is it true if you drink lots of water, it will help you to lose weight? Is it bad for your body if you consume too much of it?
Expert answer:
Hi, Tony. Research does suggest that drinking plenty of water may help you lose weight. An abstract by Dr. Brenda Davy, associate professor of human nutrition, foods and exercise at Virginia Tech, presented at last year's obesity conference in Phoenix, Arizona, showed that people who drank two glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes before every meal lost weight more quickly initially and lost significantly more weight than those who didn't.
In another study by Davy and her group, published last year in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, she found that people who drank water before meals ate an average of 75 fewer calories at that meal. This may not seem like much, but if you ate 75 fewer calories at lunch and dinner for the next year, you could lose about 14½ pounds! In addition, being even 1 percent dehydrated can cause a significant drop in metabolism, which can also interfere with weight loss.
Finally, it is very difficult for the body to differentiate hunger from thirst. If you don't drink enough water throughout the day, you may mistake thirst for hunger and eat more than you really need, which can also impair weight loss. So staying well hydrated is important, particularly if you are trying to lose weight. And don't forget to eat lots of water-based foods like soups, vegetables and low-fat dairy, which are equally important for weight loss, as they lower the calorie density of meals. That can help you reduce calories without reducing portions.
To answer the second part of your question, yes, drinking massive amounts of water (gallons and gallons) can cause a dangerous condition known as hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood), which can cause confusion, irritability and seizures and may even lead to a coma.
This condition is very rare in healthy people but can sometimes be seen in the elderly or in endurance athletes who sweat significantly and drink water only to replace lost fluids. Most people should be far more concerned with not drinking enough water versus drinking too much

Now it's "The Eve"

While I am sitting her drinking my Lipton Sparkling strawberry/kiwi green tea with zero calories, shit that stuff is good. I need to tell you about something that happened last night. I was on my facebook and I noticed my niece's new pix she posted, then I came across one the she had taken while we were at my other niece's wedding early this summer. She was actually taking a pix of her mom (my SIL) and there I was in the pix sitting behind her mom. I just stared at this pix if was awful. I mean, I was gross. So fucking disgustingly fat. Mammoth! I just stared at this picture, then I cried. How can that be me. How could I have showed my face to my family. What were they thinking when they saw me.  I was so ashamed. You know we fat people rarely get our picture taken and looking in the mirror I guess we dont really see our self as we are. Even now, it is so awful.  Jesus I could of,  should of, had a heart attack and mostly likely would have if I kept going.  I am glad I saw this picture though (in a sick way). this will keep me on track. The shame I felt and still feel is over whelming.

The other day I went  see my DD after the gym and she told, boy you are looking so good. And I laughed and said ya as good as a 266 lb woman could look.   Now believe me I am not taking it lightly that I have lost 39 lbs since 10/13/10 by any means. I am so fucking happy. But I will not stop until I get to look normal again. So sorry for such a downer post.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The eve of "The Eve"

OK, still flying high from last night weight loss. Went to Costco this AM got there right when it opened and it was great not too many people at all. Then went to the gym and worked out. Right now I am drinking my protein shake. Yummy. 

Wow, we had some crazy ass weather here. The most rain within 20 years. Just past my daughters house (about 7 doors down) there is this massive sink hole. The people on the north side are trapped. This is a dead end cul de sac street. What a bitch that is, especially at Christmas. They cannot leave in their cars to go any where. I would say there is about 20 homes trapped. The crew are working nonstop to try to fix part of the road so that at least people can come and go.  Today the weather is much better, we should see rain again until Sunday. Which is great as there is a NCAA bowl game here tonight. The stadium was flooded, but they worked all night and today on it to get it fixed. I cant wait to watch it.

Ok, I need some help here. I plan on going off my diet on Christmas. Now before you tell on me to Allan, I still want to stay under 1200 calories. I am just going off the shakes for the day. I am cooking a standing rib roast(Yum) and roasting and steaming a bunch of fresh veggies. I also will cook other things that everyone else will eat, you know, yams, potato's, gravy biscuits and on... Just like Thanksgiving, where I ate a bit o turkey and stuffing(1/2 cup) and roasted veggies. I still lost 2 lbs that week. I wont partake in dessert :(. But, I am wondering  about the rib roast. Maybe 3 oz? not sure, I bet it is high in calories. But, any other suggestions would be helpful plus positive thoughts my way. :)

Yeah me

Ok, I went to the weightloss program and had my weigh in and I am down 5 lbs. Yeah, I am glad the weight loss was more than last week. The increase of exercise and water was a big help. I hope to keep up this hard work through the holidays.

Man did we have some rain. I will talk about it later. Its getting late here and Im pretty tired. Didnt sleep much last night due to the storm. Sweet dreams everyone.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Its raining men hallelujah

I wish... Nope just raining like crazy. I know, everyone has it so much worse. I agree, but we usually dont get much rain. I am still home on vacation, so I dont have to drive in it too much, just to the gym and thats only about 20 minutes.  Might have to starting draining the pool it is about to over flow.

Been really good on the diet, and just pushing the fluid. I am kinda excited for tomorrows weigh in. I think it should be an improvement. I hope.  Geez it is sooo pouring rain outside gosh o' mighty.

Monday, while I was at the gym, I was on the treadmill and I saw a bunch of cute kids dressed in their karate clothes, their class is  in the back of the gym. There was this one little girl with a tray of goodies that she must have got in class. She is standing next to this woman, who I recognized and I call out her name and she comes over. This woman is in my weight loss class. And we start talking, she ask how often I come her, told her I actually had a membership for years. (I hang my head in shame). But just started using faithfully since I joined the weightloss program. She said she use to have one but cancelled it and just takes kids to class here. She said she should sign back up. Of course I am thinking, ya you should since it is part of the requirments of the weightloss program we are in.
Now dont get me wrong, I like this lady, she is a teacher and really nice. But this weightloss program is not cheap by any means, and if you are going to pay for the special program which includes lab, MD visits and buying their shakes and other stuff. You need to give it all you can to get your moneys worth. I hate wasting money.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Raining cats and dogs

Wow it is really raining here in So Cal. And it is to last most of the week. But should be nice on Christmas day. Most of my shopping is done except for stocking stuffers. But, I think I might pass on that today. Who knows? I am heading off to the gym after I finish this post.

I noticed some of the tallies on Allan's website. Incredible! Good job all of you big losers(that doesn't sounds right, but you know what I mean).

After the gym, I think I'll  visit my DD for a bit. Everyone have a great day.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rainy Sunday

OK, sent my weight to Allan, down 3 lbs. wahooo. Drank a bottle of water, went to Gym worked out for 45 minutes. Came home and had a couple of HMR shakes about 32 oz each. Time to wrap gifts. Think I am gonna take it easy. Enjoy  the rain and my two weeks off. Not gonna go shoppin today, oh hello NO. Yesterday, before I went to the gym, I stopped off at Costco. OMG it was frickin packed. But the lines went fast. Actually it was kinda fun. Didnt buy much except for my labs (3 of them). DD took the fourth one with her when she moved out. Gotta love dogs.

Hope everyone did well on the DDD. Good luck to all.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday and I am so happy

OK, first off yesterdays weight loss wasn't a fluke,(Yeah!) I weighed this AM and I am down 0.10 lb. lol Well, at least it didn't go back up. Yesterdays Christmas party at Sammy's Woodfire pizza went great. I brought my own coke zero. I ordered a Greek salad without dressing and olives. It basically was Romaine, spinach, Japanese cucumbers and couple slices of red onion (as in 2 only) and some feta cheese (which I tried to avoid) and tomatoes. I though it was really good. And you know what, I didn't even need salad dressing. It was fresh tasting and good. I guess you dont realize how good things are in their natural state when you are so use to having gobbs of dressing covering it. (I too was surprised) I ate half. So it goes to show ya, it can be done with a little planning. I do wonder about the feta cheese though, I hope it wasnt too high in calories, it was very little and I would skip around it.

On some neat news. I will be off for two weeks on vacation from work.(Will try to post pic while off)  Ya baby, give me some sleep! I will have to hit the gym versus the walk at lunch. But the good news, my DD and her roommate joined the gym and now we can go together. SWEEEEET. Everyone have a very safe Weekends.

Oh Ya GO CHARGERS. (native SD Charger fan). :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


OK, so I didn't lose much at all, less than 2 lbs.  I was so discouraged.   I have really amped it up with walking and treadmill and such. I wake up every AM stiff from the day befores exercise. Drinking water like its going out of style. So man, I was bummed. I almost gave up. Last night I came home pretty down. I ate my dinner, steamed cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and a bit a cabbage. (Ok, I love veggies).  had my Coke Zero. Felt better. I was thinking, WTF I might as well eat at the restaurant for the party.   Well, lo and behold, this AM I get up to shower and I weigh myself, as I do everyday. And son of a bitch... my weight was 5lbs down from the evening before. In fact ,the lowest I had seen in such a long time.  I stepped on it again, cause for some reason my scale will vary if it gets moved 1 inch here or there. But no, it was the same low weight. YIPEEEEEEEE

I am so glad I didn't give up. (And in reality I wasn't going to) I was just pissing and moaning. But I feel so much better. In fact I was in line in the McDonald Drive in this AM to get my coffee(which I do everyday) and I get up to pay, and the girls says to me, the man in front of you paid for your coffee for you. I just stared at her, because I couldn't believe it and she just smiled. I waved to the man as a thank you. Oh what a beautiful day it is indeed.(Minus the rain).

Kisses to Allan for the push I needed. I am going to take in to consideration of the PM weight being higher due to all the walking drinking and such and not let it get me down.(Ya sure)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Weigh in night

It will be interesting to see if what I have been doing for the DDD helps tonight. There is a big difference when I weigh in the AM versus the PM.(Darn it). Also, my scale versus their scale is slightly different. But, I pretty much have always been doing a 1200 calorie with HMR, high fluid(water being the bulk) intake. So perhaps that is why I continue to lose weight week after week. I am hoping to weigh at least what I weighed on Sunday AM. (Ok not really, I want to weigh less.)

Also, I think Mom to the Fourth Power is right . I will bring something to add to my makeshift salad.  If I don't, temptation will be knocking (and lets face it, I am only a very weak human). So, thank you Mom for the advice. I don't want to ruin everything I have been doing it especially when the food probably wont be that good anyway. I mean if I cheat,(which I dont) its going to be with my own cooking thank you very much. :)  Also Mom, thanks for the logo I took from your website I love it. Gracie

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So strange we have had weather in the 80's to 90's. Now starting tomorrow rain thru the weekend. Silly mother nature. Well, still doing very well on diet and fluid consumption. I do have a little issue, Thursday afternoon is my office party being held at Sammy's pizza. I noticed they had salads, but I would need to bring my own dressing. But even the salads have things that I shouldnt have on it. I was thinking of just having a diet soda( even tho I only like coke zero) and no meal. We usually have so much fun at these things that maybe nobody would notice? Or maybe bring some raw veggies, but I think that might be more noticeable than not having anything. Well I still have a couple of days to plan. Any suggestions?

Monday, December 13, 2010

OMG Thank you

Gertie from has given me a award. I want to thank you all, and my parents for which none of this would have happened and my children. Thank you Thank you. (Ya I am pathetic).
But seriously, it means so much. I really appreciate Gertie who has always be a positive influence. She really has been a great blog friend. Always sends me sweet notes and makes me feel good. 

This weekend was great and warm (sorry Gertie).  We might get a chance of rain by Friday, if that helps?

If I knew how to pass this award forward( Computer illiterate=me) I would pass it too Wendy She is stumbling a bit right now and could use some encouragement. She is so sweet.  Thank you again Gertie for everything!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday results

Very pleased I lost 4 lbs. Like I said, I have two different weigh in's. So I hope it continues to Wednesday night. One thing I am especially pleased with , since I started the challenge I have increased my water and exercise. I have been walking everyday at work. Today at the gym and I went 35 minutes on the treadmill without stopping. I was jazzed. That is a huge increase for me.  Weather here is really incredible it is 85 degrees and warmer some areas. So tons of ice tea. Hopefully my luck will continue and the Chargers will win . (one can only hope).

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sunny Saturday

Well tomorrow is weigh in for Allan, reading his guess on how much we should lose. I think he will be spot on for me. Today has been very sunny here and that has helped with the fluid. I love Iced tea it is my absolute drink off choice and I've been a drinking it like crazy. Sticking to the diet. It was  a little hard today, not sure why, probably just mind over matter. So what I did was eat my dinner(yummy veggies) for lunch. And now I feel much better. Cant wait for tomorrow. Good luck to all the lovely people on this challenge. Reading their blogs you get to know them and wow these are really wonderful people. I am glad I joined and everyone has been so supportive. I am new to this really only starting the diet mid-Oct. But I have been so blessed with the people on these blogs who give support to everyone.

Friday, December 10, 2010


So happy it's Friday, even tho someone called in sick. Whats new.  Well, diet going well, drinking tons. One of my favorite drinks is this Lipton sparkling green tea/ strawberry Kiwi. Yum, no calories a bit of sparkling. It hits the spot. Of course you have to remember that its in the 80's and possible higher this weekend here.

They have added veggies to my diet, so beside my daily shakes, I can add veggies. This helps eliminate the meals they allow also (similar to lean cuisine). They are good, but they are 3.50 each. Veggies on the other hand are more affordable. Last night my dinner was steamed cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. I like them steamed heavy. So they mash up, then I add pepper and Molly McButter. Man, I was in heaven, and then I had a coke zero. Yummy Yummy. Of course you do have to remember that is all I had for food except for my diet crackers that I will snake on all day. Which is funny since its not a lot. But I will take a nibble here and a nibble there. It seems to work for me.

At work, it is the time when we start receiving baked goodies and sweets. I just say thank you so much and then just put them out for all to eat. Share the wealth I say. I don't even take a nibble which I don't  know, but I find it easier just to have none. Once I cheat, it makes it easier to cheat again. In the 8-9 weeks of this diet, I have only once gone off and that was Thanksgiving. And that wasn't even bad. This is just me, I know once I start to go to the other side, I am lost. So best just to stay in the box. I treat myself to coke zero or my new Lipton Sparkling.

Ok weekend I am ready for you, bring it on!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Results are in

OK, so I didn't double last weeks loss, infact I wasn't even close damn it. I lost 3 lbs. This makes a total of 32 lbs since 10/13/10. I pissed and moaned after weighing in, and of course, the RN started to lecture me about how I should be happy about the 3 lbs(I learned my lesson, I wont piss an moan in front her again). Now dont get me wrong, I am happy with the loss. I have never gained since being on this diet. But, shouldn't we aspire for more? Why should I settle for the 3 lbs. I dont see anything wrong with wanting more and trying for more each time. 

Remember I mentioned a few times about the young lad in my class, 10th grader. Well, as of last night he has lost 50 lbs.  I was so happy for him, he is a great boy. This really will change his life. It is hard to be overweight anytime, but more so in high school.  He wears this grin, that is just adorable. I can't say enough about how much he deserves this.

Well, back to drinking and drinking and drinking.....................

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Weigh in Wednesday

I'm kinda nervous, I wanted to double last weeks weight loss, but I dont think I will. Of course, I never know til I weigh in tonight at 5pm. Never fear, I'm not giving up on trying to double weight loss. I know with Allan's requirements of drinking tons of water it will start to show up. TOM is still here, but I dont feel real bloated. 

It was well worth joining Allan's phase 3, even just for his crazy ass emails. That man is crazy. 

Yesterdays something funny happened. I had to pee (of course all this frickin water I'm drinking) and start to pull my pants down, right and I realized that my pants were the button and zipper kind. I guess, it was time to get a smaller size eh?

Today is going to be near the 80's today. I love that, time for some iced tea, yum!  Well, I guess I will let you know what results are tomorrows. I am keeping track of two different results, one for Allan,which weight is emailed in from Sunday weigh in, and my diet program which is tonight. Allan's will be a bit less, since its in AM and the other is at PM after all day of water and food.

Keep Drinking!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What a difference a day makes.

Today is so much better, McDonalds was opened and I got my coffee. Dont get me wrong, I could get coffee at work. I work at a major hospital. But, their coffee isn't my cup of tea.(Haha, sometimes I kill me).
But cramps are better and someone told me, when TOM is here and you are retaining tons of water, causing bad cramps. Drink more water. (I know sounds wrong, right?) But it really helped(along with the narcotic for pain).  Oh ya, forgot to mention, in the am I was fretting about "how could I go for my 30 minute walk with these frickin cramps, well, by lunch time they were much better. I went for my 30 minute walk and felt awesome when I was done! (Yeah me)

Today is the start for Allans Phase 3 weight loss challenge and I am ready!. Brought everything I need to work and tons of water (and crystal light). I think this is what I need to kick it up. I am down approx 30 lbs since I started 8 weeks ago on my own diet, I have 4 weeks left to this stage of the diet and I want to drop another 10 lbs (at least) before it ends at the end of the year.Of course, then I start Phase I ongoing. So it doesn't end there. And Allans Phase 3 will get me thru to the end of the year. Its nice dieting with others. No one I know is on a diet. So this gives me some company. I am going to keep up the 30 minute walks at lunch and work outs at home. I will do anything to lose weight and the packet Allan sent has some great ideas in it. (thanks Allan!).

Good luck to all of the others on Phase 3, lets kick ass on this! Good luck to everyone else too. Its a struggle no matter what plan you do to lose weight.  Gracie

Monday, December 6, 2010

Could use some help

I would like to put a weightloss tracker on my blog, but I dont know how. I have found but dont know how to put it on web blog. Help

ugg I feel like crap

Ya, I feel like crap and to make things worse, its Monday. Charges lost to those damn Raiders and we lost our prize Padre Adrian Gonzales. This weekend sucked. I am sure that my PMS and frickin cramps aren't making things any better. I think I am going to have to drink my sorrows and cramps away. (of course it will be with water). I just want to crawl into bed with my sweats, my Labrador by my side and hide from the world today. But that shit aint goin to happen. Nope, I am at work, drinking water. Ya and one more thing McDonalds was closed this morning so no damn coffee for me. Ya this day just sucks.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday and chance of rain

Ok, so my thoughts of sleeping in were demolished yesterday. Darling daughter needed a babysitter for her roommates little boy. I said I have a hair appointment which I did. She begs son, he's your typical 17 year boy, he says "a heck no".  Usually my daughter will help her roommate out and watch the little guy, except  both of them got asked to work and they both need the money. So they were desperate. Ok, so my mommy genes kicked in, I got up at 6:30 went to her place picked him up brought him back home, had husband watch him til 10:30 when he left for work. (my hair appointment was at 9:30). So they son watches him til I get back at 12:30. Now I have him. He is a great little boy, but I get up at 5:10 M-F for work so I wanted to sleep. Oh well shit happens dont it.

Oh well more later.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday and loving it

I am so glad it is Friday, why you ask? Well hell if I know, it just seems better than Monday. I plan on going to gym each day this weekend. Which I WILL do, damn it. No more lame excuses from me. I don't care that it is only 70 degrees outside. (just kidding). Also, it is so much easier to chug down the water on weekends, no having to worry if someone thinks I have a bladder problem when I am always using the bathroom at work.

Last night I steamed some brussels sprouts and cauliflower and then cut up a lot of fresh radishes to nibble on.(some of my favorite veggies) On my steamed veggies I put Molly McButter . And I thought it was awesome! I have never used that before but I am glad I bought it. I also got Mrs. Dash. That works too. I  am glad I cooked enough for tonight too.Sweeeeet! 

I have been invited to join Mr. Allen's weight loss challenge and you know what this is perfect. I am very competitive and this will give the boost I need to step up the weight loss. I think I was kind of just doing my thing and not really pushing myself. This may sound weird but I am not happy with the 2.5 lbs lost during the week. Truthfully I don't cheat (not counting Thanksgiving, but really even then I was incredible sensible with what I ate.) But with that being said, just because I don't cheat doesn't mean I couldn't do better. I can, I can increase my walking time, and my at home free weight exercises. I mean really, when I do these I am still watching TV. So there's no excuse for not doing more. And the biggest thing of all is drinking water. Yeah, I am doing the amount the say, but why not increase it.  I really believe I can increase my weight loss if I pushed myself harder. It is all up to me. NO MORE LAZINESS.

One thing about my new friend Allen, he is brutally honest.(Besides being so damn sarcastic, I laugh sometimes so hard  I might pee, when reading his blog). I must say probably one of the best blogs out there for weightloss. Not because he is a physician or anything like that. But he tells it like it is. There is no magic diet, no magic pill. But that we have it in us to achieve our weight loss with the rules that we all really know in our hearts. We all can achieve weight loss if we just do it. I know that is putting it mildly. But weight loss is not easy and never has been. It takes hard work and to be honest with yourself. I admit, I have given up a lot on this diet. But I need to lose this weight, I did this to myself, so now I have only myself to fix it. So I really want to thank Allen for putting it out there. I took a look at myself and realized what he said is true. I can do better.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


All I asked for was 3 little pounds...that was it. Well, I lost 2.5. The scale was a real bitch last night. I wanted that 30 lbs loss for my 7 weeks of HMR. You know what that means. This week I have to step it up a notch.(Big time). More exercise and more water. At least Thanksgiving is over and it will be 7 days of pure dieting again. One problem is my little female problem. Oh well. Next week, I am going to try to double the weight loss. Good luck to me!:)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Weigh in Wednesday

OK, I am a little nervous, for the first time I wasn't faithful to my diet for the entire week. I did have some turkey and stuffing (not a lot) and cheese and crackers( maybe a little to much). I am having a bit of water retention to you know, female issues(TOM). Unfortunately at my age this is a bitch cause  it can last 2 weeks of issues. But I have been pretty darn good beside that. I am down 27lbs in 7 weeks. This is suppose to be week 8, I want to loose 3 lbs( really is that to much to ask?) to make it 30lbs. Now at home, when I weigh in the AM before my shower, I am down nearly 35lbs, but the weigh in is at 5pm. BIG difference in weight. OK, send me positive thoughts (if anyone reads this blog?).  I have increased my lunch walk from 20 to 25 to 30 minutes. So at least I am proud of that. And the frickin strange thing is, I love walking.(Who knew).

I am not sure if I ever mentioned what the diet is that I am on. (I sure the hell aint gonna re-read my own boring ass blog). But it is HMR, which includes 4-5 shakes a day, option being a oatmeal type cereal (actually very good) and then meal replacement dinners and yummy bars. They have last week or so allowed now certain veggies, actually its lot of different ones. All of them I love. Big help with adding veggies. I really am not having any trouble sticking to this diet. Sometimes it is hard to get all the shakes in, so I have started making double shakes. So even when the 12 week initial program is done, I will continue until I loose 100lbs. (my real goal is 150 lbs but if I look at that I panic).

The blogs I follow really help me, I mean, they dont even have a clue what a inspiration of just being there helps me and I am sure others too. So to all the bloggers a BIG THANK YOU! You guys are awesome.(Geez can you tell I am hormonal)