Thursday, January 30, 2014


I have a WW buddy again.   Well only for about 5 weeks because she is moving 30 minutes out of town.  What is with my friends moving away these days! But I will take the support as long as I can get  it.   She is an awesome girl and I have known her since I was a little girl.  She suggested we set a goal for ourselves.   I thought 10 pounds would be a realistic goal.  Once we both reach the goal we will go shopping or  do something else, to suit our fancy.   I am feeling motivated again.    

I weighed myself on Monday to see where I was at and I was up 4 pounds!!   My mom came over today to help with housework and to catch up.   I have been feeling very overwhelmed lately and it takes everything for me to get out of bed.   Just having my mom over helped with making the tasks feel less taxing  it also helps to have company when you are doing housework.  

Since I have been so miserable with my sleeping due to my unresolved back pain.  I asked Rob if we could purchase a new bed.  (crossing fingers it helps with my back)   We went on Sunday and got a really good deal it cost us 1000 for the mattress/boxspring/mattress cover/metal frame and delivery.  You cannot go wrong with 50 percent off.   It arrived today and my mom helped me put into together.  I must say we make a good team!   I told her we should  be on "Amazing Race"  Sometimes I forget she is 65  because she is one tough cookie and pretty handy too!  (don't worry Mom I won't tell Richard)   Putting a bed together is a lot of work especially when you have to take apart the old one, bring everything down to the garbage room, put the metal frame together, put the mattress on, go back down to the garbage room to recycle all the plastic cover from the new mattress and make the bed.  Plus sweep and vacuum underneath the bed.  I found another cat with all that cat hair I collected lol !!  It would have been a lot harder if I had to do by myself!   Rob worked today and he wasn't surprised at all that everything was put together and thrown out because that is how I roll!    

Drinking more water is so easy but I often forget to consume the recommend amount.  I heard about a water bottle infuser and figured I would give it a shot!  

I bought it Walmart for 8 bucks!  

I tried lemon/lime/cucumber

It was pretty yummy and way better than plain old water.  I highly recommend it.  I heard strawberry and kiwi is pretty good too.    Once I figure out my favorite combinations I will post them.

Now to weigh in.  I ended  up gaining 0.5 pounds that is way better than 4 pounds but still striving to lose at least a pound a week.   February is a new month to lose weight.  

Have you guys ever tried a water bottle infuser?  


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weigh in

Last week I was super excited to weigh in!  I went to the gym a lot and I tracked everything.  I stepped on the scale and although I lost weight I was hoping for a bigger loss.  -0.3 is what I saw :(   I stayed for the meeting and one women put things into perspective for me.  She received her lifetime award!  She said the biggest thing she learned was patience.  She said she would lose about 30 pounds a year.  Good for her for sticking with it.   I think for a lot of us we want that instant gratification.   Especially when we see shows like The Biggest Loser where they drop over 50 pounds in two months! Sadly I have self sabotaged in past few days. Tomorrow I am back on the horse and tracking everything that goes into my mouth.  Wish me luck!  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Tomorrow is my weigh in day.  I am optimistic the results will be positive.  Last week I lost 1.8 pounds and I was super happy with the results.  In the past couple of weeks I feel more in control with my eating and with exercise.  It seems like I finally have a set schedule at work and I didn't realize how much I needed that to have some type of regular routine. 

I will keep you posted on the results tomorrow :)  


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A New Year

I am going to stop dwelling on the last 6 weeks and push ahead.   I am still in a lot of pain with my back but until I get the call to go for an MRI to see what's wrong I am going to be as positive as I can!  It was a hard blow to be told not to run until the back pain stops.   I still can't believe how much I fell in love with running???    Me a runner?  But there is so many aspects that makes it so amazing.  Weight loss, reducing stress, changing my overall body shape, pushing myself  to reach goals.  Really what's not to love? But for now I have to focus on my food consumption and doing exercises that help me heal until I can run again.   I am done feeling sorry for myself and eating my feelings. I certainly feel the weight gain and I am determined not to gain all the weight I have fought so hard to lose.   

I decided I am going to change my rewards/mini goals to 5 pound increments to keep my head in the game.  I am back to tracking what I eat and I am dedicated to attending  every Weight Watchers meetings.   It's a new year, a new month and a new day!  

The last six weeks weren't all bad here are some pictures to prove it :)  
Date night with my Robby.  Walking on the canal (largest outdoor skating rink in the world) 
2014 celebrations 
I chopped over six inches! 
Rob and I,  Christmas Card this year 

Post Christmas celebration with my aunt's and cousin

I still have to post my goals for the year..  Next post :)