Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Wonderland Warriors Challenge

        Hello all,
Life's Journey with a Smile

I just signed up for a winter challenge over at http://www.lifesjourneywithasmile.com! It's called Winter Wonderland Warriors. It runs from January 3rd to March 28th. I am very excited about this challenge because you get to set your own 10 goals about anything you want, like losing weight, saving money, etc. Whatever you want to work on for 2011 you can put in there. I am going to sit down tonight and write out my 10 goals and post them up tomorrow. Some will be weight loss related some will be money related and who knows what else might show up in them...lol!!! Well anyway off to re-arrange my office area so I have a better work space.
Ta Ta For Now.

Monday, December 27, 2010

My AWESOME Christmas LOOT!!!

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My Christmas was amazing this year. We had a blast visiting family and seeing everyone. My mother in law and aunt in law went-in on my gift together this year. They got me the Nike gym bag, the jump rope, the kettle-ball set and the pedometer from the picture above. My dad and step mom gave us each some money and that enabled me to buy the new running shoes and headphones. My husband bought me the black and pink workout jacket, its a susan g komen "Cure for Breast Cancer" one. I love it all!!! I am very excited to get all these things.
So onto how the eating went for Christmas. I will say I did "ok". I did pretty good with sitting down and only eating a small plate of food. What got me was when I helping cook in the kitchen, all the little bits and bites that found their way into my mouth... oops! Will do better next year. I had a lot of fun relaxing and enjoying the holiday back to the gym tomorrow!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

As Promised!!!

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This is my size 14 Goal dress!!!! I am absolutely ecstatic that I am wearing it!!! It felt great to put it on and have it fit!!! I know I still have a ways to go on this journey, however, right now I feel freakin' AH-MAZING!!! Oh and I dyed my hair red... YAY!!! I can't believe I'm in a 14.... WOW!
Ok, goodnight!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WOW!!! And a question?

I have made Monday my new rest day. Today I finally made it to the gym this evening around 6pm. Somehow I decided to try out the exercise bike. And I loved it!!! According to the calorie counter on the bike I burned 1900 calories, IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE??? 10.05 miles. I am so shocked. Now I'm wondering how accurate the machines counters are? And my intake of calories is 1815 Calories for today so a little high. I would like to be around 1500 to 1800 calories a day. So I was only 15 Cals over for today. I can attribute that to the 3 sodas I drank today. 450 calories from soda... MUST CUT THEM OUT!!!
I really am wondering if the calories burned are accurate or the distance?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Found this Survey!

I thought this would be a fun interesting post. So here are 75 questions about me since I'm bored. Enjoy.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
My Hair

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?
White and gray

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?

4.Do you plan outfits?

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?

6. Whats the closest thing to you thats red?
Ozarka water bottle

7. Do you say aim or a-i-m?

8. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
dont know

9. Did you meet anybody new today?
um no

10. What are you craving right now?

11. Do you floss?

12. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
no thanks

13. When was the last time you talked on aim?

14. Are you emotional?
Most definetly

15. Would you dance to the taco song?
Dont know it so no

16. Have you ever counted to 1,000?

17. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
mmm mostly bite but occasionally lick

18. Do you like your hair?
some days

19. Do you like yourself?

20. Have you ever met a celebrity?
yes. Avery Johnson

21. Do you like cottage cheese?

22. What are you listening to right now?
It's Complicated

23. How many countries have you visited?
only the one I live in U.S.

24. Are your parents strict?
my mom is/was when i was younger

25. Would you go sky diving?

26. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?

27. Would you throw potatoes at him?

28. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in?
yes my glitter pens

29. Have you ever been in a castle?

30. Do you rent movies often?

31. Who sits in behind you in your math class?
dont have a math class to go to

32. Have you made a prank phone call?

33. Do you own a gun?
no but someday i will

34. Can you count backwards from 74?

35. Who are you going to be with tonight?
my husband

36. Brown or white eggs?
dont care

37. Do you own something from Hot Topic?
a bag given to me by a friend

38. Ever been on a train?

39. Ever been in love?

40. Do you have a cell-phone?
of course

41. Are you too forgiving?

42. Do you use chap stick?
yes faithfully

43. What is your best friend doing tomorrow?
going to work

44. Can you use chop sticks?

45. Ever have cream puffs?

46. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?

47. What was the last question you asked?
"is there anything red in here?"

48. What was the last CD you bought?
The Band Perry

49. Boys or girls?

50. What is your bus number for school?
in 6th grade i rode bus #51 route 2

51. Is your hair curly?

52. Last time you cried?
yesterday....thought my dog was lost

53. Ever walked into a wall?
many times over

54. Do looks matter?

55. Have you ever bought anything from Pac Sun?

56. Have you ever slapped someone?

57. Favorite time of the year?
Spring and Christmas

58. Favorite color?

59. Are you sarcastic?
I don't know you tell me (said with certain sarcasm)

60. Do you have any tattoos?

61. The last person you held hands with?
my husband

62. Do you sleep with the TV on?
no tv in the bedroom so NO

63. Where was your default picture taken at?
In my car

64. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?

65. Do you like your life right now?

66. How often do you talk on the phone?

67. What is your favorite animal?

68. What was the most recent thing you bought?
soup, onion, celery, dr. peppers, cookies, potatoes, hash, rotel, velveeta.
side note: not all was for me.

69. Do you have good vision?
eh... i wear glasses for driving and reading but i can see ok

70. Can you hula hoop?

71. Could you ever forgive a cheater?

72. Do you have a job?
currently stay home mom

73. Can you handle the truth?

74. What are you wearing?
jeans and a blue t-shirt

75. Have you ever crawled through a window?

Ok now that is over. That was fun, some my answers surprised even me. Well today I calorie counted for the first time total calories for today is 1771. I was very shocked at how quickly the calories add up and I need to stop drinking calories. I drink about 2 to 3 12oz sodas and a day and at 150 cals a piece that adds up quick. Today while writing down my food and cal counts I only had one soda all day long. So hopefully I can keep going with the cal counting.
Exercise tomorrow. I think Monday will become a rest day for me and Sunday will be a long walk for exercise. So I will be exercising Tuesday thru Sunday. Well anyway I'm off to bed.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Week 10 Weigh In

Do Not Wait For The Ship To Come In, Swim To It

-2lbs this week. I am almost back under 250lbs, where I was before Thanksgiving. I can't wait to get there again. I would really like to be in the 230s by the 1st of 2011. My formal dress that I wore for our Christmas pictures was a bit snug. Not surprising considering the week I bought it I had been in the gym everyday and a 16 fit me well. Now I have to be careful with how I sit and its hard to breathe while wearing it. Hopefully by Christmas I will be back to comfortable in it.
Anyway this week I am hoping to do cardio everyday. I really need to start training for my 5K in February.
Any motivational tips or quotes would be appreciated.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

WOW!!!! Confidence booster!!!! AAAHHHHHH!

Ok I just got a major confidence boost from one of my best friends Mary!!!
We were texting back and forth about weight loss and she said I think you weigh 190-195lbs. And then she said she thought I probably wear a smaller size than her, and I asked her what she meant. She thinks I wear a size 14 pants and large shirt. OMG!!!! I was like wow girl thanks. I actually weigh 252 and wear size 18Womans pants and XL or XXL shirts. She was floored! And I was shocked to find out that I look so much smaller than I think I do. Major confidence boost!!!
I also bought an extra copy of Shape magazine with Kelly Osbourne on the cover and I cut out pictures of my face and taped them over her face for an image goal! I love it and I am really excited about the motivation my friend just gave me. I mean if I currently look like a 14 and I'm actually an 18W what will I LOOK like at an ACTUAL 14????? Ok so stoked!!!
This weeks plan is CARDIO CARDIO CARDIO and some strength training!!! Last weeks fail and disappointment is over and gone. Tomorrow starts a new week and a new opportunity to SUCCEED! ok woo hoo! I'm on a life high right now!!!
Thank you Mary so much! I love you girly!!! We will both be successful on this journey!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

This Week=FAIL!!!

November 29-December 5 Workout Plan
Monday- Zumba, Run 1 Mile, and ABS
Tuesday- Strength Training Upper Body and Run 1 Mile
Wednesday- Zumba, Run 1 Mile, and ABS
Thursday- Strength Training Lower Body and Run 1 Mile
Friday- Zumba, Run 1 Mile, and ABS
Saturday- Strength Training Upper Body and Run 1 Mile
Sunday- REST!

Monday- Missed Zumba, found out I can't run longer than 0.15mile. So I wound up walking most of a mile and jogging the last 0.15mile. I did finish the mile 23.03 minutes, 1.09miles, avg speed of 2.84mph, avg pace 21.05 and avg heartrate of 149.
Tuesday thru Friday- I did absolutely nothing!!! None of my plan except water and eating more fruit/veggies.
My weigh in for week 10 is +1.5lbs.
So i feel like a total loser this week who's pants are getting tight again. Hopefully I can pull myself out of this funk and get back on track.