Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Well I finally made it to the gym to workout.
It was oddly easy and I didn't feel like giving up as much as I thought I would want to.
I did 40 minutes on the treadmill at 2.5 incline 2.8 mph i wound up walking 1.87 miles and burning 314 calories. If felt good to sweat again. I can't wait to do it again tomorrow!!!
Really happy and excited with this new life style I am beginning to accomplish!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Next Phase...

I am now a Team Member at Lifetime Fitness!!!! I am so excited! I really do think that working there will encourage the healthy lifestyle I am trying to achieve. I am very anxious, I should be starting there next week sometime. I believe that getting this job is the next phase in my weight loss journey. They encourage healthy nutrition, exercise and they help you learn about all of it too.
On a less happy note, my grandmother is in the hospital. We don't know what is going on yet. All we know is that she has been acting strange for the past couple of weeks and we finally convinced her to go to the hospital. I will keep updating on her condition as I know things.
Something else I am learning right now, fast food really isn't satisfying to me at all anymore. I used to love taco bell, mcdonalds, etc etc. Now when I eat it I don't feel satisfied, I don't feel full, I'm beginning to want more from my food. I want to eat food and feel fueled not just full. I find myself craving fruits and grilled foods and salads. Its almost time for a trip to the grocery store to get these things into my house. Another thing not satisfying me that used to, soda Dr. Pepper specifically, I am no longer liking the taste of it. I am beginning to really love water especially with a little lemon juice added in it. I am even beginning to forgo the soda when I'm out to eat, which is a huge step towards healthy! I am very excited about this new phase in my life.
That is all for tonight,

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I am not proud of this post but here goes,
I finally got my blood tests results and my cholesterol is super high. My total is 287, my bad is 187, my good is 50, my triglycerides are 278. Of course my Dr. is recommending weight loss as the solution, she is giving me 6 months to lower my total and bad cholesterol. Then she also said that my vitamin D level is too low. But on a good note I am no longer pre-diabetic which I have been since I was a teenager, so Im doing something right.
Now im just focused on losing the weight and lowering my cholesterol.
And I might have a job at an awesome Fitness club.
Will update on the job when I find out (hopefully tomorrow)!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

62 Days...

I have been gone for a long time. It is August and my last post was in June. Sorry it has been so long.
As you can see from the title I have 62 days from Monday August 9th until my brothers wedding.
I am hoping to lose 25lbs by this time. I have also decided that I want to become a runner. I have been reading so many blogs about running and the runners seem to be so happy no matter what. I think I am going to try the Couch to 5K plan to get started. I have yet to try Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I think I am going to combine 30 day shred with couch to 5k and hope for the best results possible. I am still waiting for my blood test results to come back from my dr. I went for a general physical and had her do the normal blood test, diabetes, thyroid, cholesterol, etc etc. I am looking forward to finding out where I am starting out and being able to see how much I can do in 6 months. I believe that 25lbs is a good goal for 62 days from now. I am very excited to see if I can accomplish my short term goal of 25lbs for my brothers wedding. I have a friend who is pregnant and due in late September, when she is ready to start working out she wants to do Zumba with me. I've never done Zumba, I am excited to try it. I think I am going to try it out at my gym this month to see if I enjoy it as much as I have heard other people do.
My last weigh in was about 3 days ago I am 248.5. My weight goal is 223.5lbs. I have never been that low on the scale in my adult life and I can't honestly remember a time when I was in the 220s. Anyway, I am very excited and I absolutely love the blog Endurance Isn't Only Physical by Tricia, she inspires me with her "one day at a time approach" I am adopting this approach and using it for my own weight loss journey and eventual success.
Thats all for now,