Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I have done WeightWatchers in the past and one of the key points that has stuck with me is the importance of "filling foods"
What is a filling food you might ask? Instead of grabbing a handful of raisins a handful of grapes. If you are feeling hunger pangs go for something that will fill you and satisfy you.
For instance a banana over a few m&ms.
I learned that lesson....again just the other day. I noticed that I had eaten my fill of "points" for the day but I was starving. I thought about the things that I had eaten during the day and none of them were filler foods. If I had stuck to the "filler foods" plan I wouldn't have been so hungry, and I wouldn't risk putting more food into my mouth.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can.
This is a quote that I took from a popular website for people looking to make a positive change in their life to include a healthy lifestyle. True, we cannot do everything but we CAN do something. Even if that something is as small as fitting in a few situps, or saying no to dessert.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Change of job, lack of energy, oh yes and aunt "Flo" making a's been a challenging week to find the time to excersize.
In all fairness I really haven't done a full fledged workout, but I try to find little ways here and there to get in some movement. One way has included chasing Aleah up and down the church aisles during sacrament meeting. The girl likes to move, that should help me as well.
Till next week.
Remember "a moment on the lips, forever on the hips!"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A lot harder than I thought.....

Here it is my third entry for my "Biggest Loser" contest and I am not doing so hot at all!
A year and a half ago after my daughter Aleah was born I went on a crusade to lose weight.
It all started when I had to commute for several weeks to the University Hospital in Seattle to visit my premature daughter who was hanging out in the "nicu" for a while. In my own humble opinion hospitals are scary places, it just made me think about death all the time (I'm sure my hormones were not helping my thoughts) I saw so many obese people coming and going at the hospital, I'm sure most of the problems they had stemmed from their weight. I did not want to be one of those people. I already had experienced gestational diabetes while pregnant with both of my girls, and I knew that I was at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
I made it my quest right then and there to eat healthy, I even swore off coke and regular soda! Unheard of!
I joined Weight Watchers and the weight just kept dropping, I also started working out to the "Biggest Loser" workout dvd's. I was in the best shape of my life, I was under 150 lbs last February, I hadn't seen that number in years.
Things took a turn in March when I started a waitressing position, not only did I think I could take it easy with my careful eating habits and excersize, (due to all the running around servers do) but I also quit nursing at the same. It was a double whammy.
Here I am 25 lbs heavier and the muffin top....well it really does resemble a damn muffin top!
I hope the disgust with myself would make losing weight easier ha that doesn't work!
The Biggest Loser starts tonight, and I really am committed to diet and excersize along with these individuals. As I see things, they are much heavier than I, if they can do it then surely I can do it as well!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Do you really want to see it?

Did you ever watch an episode of Biggest Loser where the contestant had worked so hard all week only to weigh in with 2 extra pounds? Well I watched that episode before, even Bob was dumbfounded by the results. Today that is how I feel.
It's my birthday today, and I was hoping the numbers on the scale would be a good reason to celebrate, that wasn't the case. I feel like "The Biggest Loser" in a not so good way.
Here is my weigh in for the week, I'm feeling a bit repulsed at the moment.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here is my first "weigh in weight" for the start of the contest. It's pretty depressing, especially when I think about the fact that at the beginning of March I actually weighed in at less than 150 lbs.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ok everyone, I have lost quite a bit of weight in a year and a half, sadly I have also gained a wee bit back. I have spiraled out of motivation and I hope this "Biggest Loser" contest will help me gain momentum and the fire I need to lose the weight and keep it off.