Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Burst Into Summer Week 3 Weigh-In and Update

Hey all!  I started off so good and now I am struggling for the second week.  I am currently at 181.0 lbs. My enthusiasm is waning and the hot weather is impeding my prefered form of exercise.  I have found I love running...but only outside.  So, it has been a struggle to get that exercise in.  I did manage to run one day with some intervals worked in and do a day of bootcamp.  I am just thankful that I had a loss this week.

Starting Weight: 185
W1: 181.2
W2: 181.6
W3: 181.0

I would like to end up at about 170 by the end of this...which means I need to get my tail in gear!!

Go team 6!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Burst Into Summer Week 1 Weigh-In and Update

Hey all of you in blogland and my fellow Sisters & Brothers over @ !  I am just estatic to be writing this post b/c for the first time in a long while I am feeling good about myself.  This past week was great!  I got in 3 runs and Monday's Bootcamp workout...boy did that bootcamp kick my a good way!  I am still sore and need to get on today's workout.  Those side plank dips were killer and I can totall tell I put my work in.

As for the weight I am currently @....drumroll please...............181.2!!!
My starting weight was 185, so I am down 3.8lbs for the week!  Woohoo!!!  I feel really good right now and hope to continue the ride.

I am not gonna lie, I struggle with the sugar!!!  There is not a cake, cookie, pie, or candybar out there that isn't calling my name...but for the past 2 wks I have resisted.  I really think a switch finally switched for me.  I even went to a wedding shower this weekend and had NO cake.  Now that is serious. 

I am currently reading a book called "Made to Crave, Fulfilling Your Deepest Desires with God Not Food" and it has changed my life!  The first day as I was reading I came across a scripture that is now my personal mantra...Everything is permissible...but not everything is beneficial. 1Corinthians 10:23.  Any time I get that craving or want that second helping or whatever it is I am struggling with, I just repeat that scripture to myself and find something else to do.  So, that is my week 1 check-in.  I hope everyone else has done great too.

Go TEAM 6!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Burst Into Summer!!

Today is the official kickoff of my Burst Into Summer Challenge on the Sisterhood site.  I am on a team of 5 that I am sure is going to kick butt in this challenge.  I really like doing team challenges b/c it is harder for me to disappoint others when they are counting on me.

So, to kick off the challenge I had to weigh in.  My weight when I signed up for the challenge a wk ago was 188.  I normally don't do my measurements out of sheer laziness and also b/c I normally can't find a measuring tape, but this is such a long challenge that I wanted to know.  So, without further ado....

My official SW is 185...down 3 lbs.

Waist-45 @ largest part
Arms- R-13   L-12.5
Thighs- R-23.5   L-24

Current size is 14...barely.

I need to lose about 40 lbs. to be at my goal weight.  I know that I am not going to be at my goal by the end of this challenge...11 wks from now on Aug. 31, but  I will be that much closer :)

I am excited to start seeing so real results!!  Go Team 6!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

So I have tried so many different weight loss websites it is pathetic.  I have had some good results early on but never stick with it.  My latest site to try is... The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans  I am getting ready to start their latest challenge come Monday, June includes teams and bootcamp and it last 11 weeks, until sometime in August.  I am hoping that being a part of a team and accountable to them will help me stick with it.  Wish me luck!

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Feeling of Defeat

Have any of you ever seen the show "Addicted to Food" on the OWN network?  On the first show as they were introducing the people who were being treated for their addictions, a woman named Lanie said something that really resonated with me and my feelings of failure and defeat. 

It was something like this..."Everyday I wake up on a diet and every evening I go to bed a failure."

Have to say that really packed a punch for me.  How many times do we end up saying to ourselves...just one more time...I'll start tomorrow or after the holiday or on Monday...too many times.  I really struggle with an all or nothing attitude which is largely why I am still overweight.  I am excellent at dieting...can lose the weight when I put my mind to it, but I can't stick with it.  All it takes is one slip to ruin my day...week...month...etc. long diet and I am back to my same old fat self.

I truly believe that what I have is an addiction.  The thing of it is that unlike other addicts we can't get away from our addiction.  If I was addicted to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, etc. I could kick the habit and never have to do it again...however with food we need it.  We cannot survive without food, so how do you kick the habit when your next fix is just a room away?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Angry Fat Girls

I am inspired to start this blog after beginning to read the book Angry Fat Girls by Frances Kuffel.  I have just begun, but it is a book that resulted because of her weight loss of 188 lbs. and subsequent regain of 100 lbs.  I'm not going to give you the full synopsis of the book but lets just say it served as my catalyst for this blog.

I am going to use this blog to document, journal, vent, etc. about my life as I go about it and my struggle with my weight.  So, here is a basic introduction of myself to start us off...knowing that more will be revealed as my journey continues.

I am 29 yrs old and a stay at home mother of 2...Wyatt 6, and Anna almost 4.  I live on a farm with my children, husband Charlie, miniature schnauzer Hunter, and various cattle.  I have struggled with weight pretty much since puberty.  It is something I think of most of my waking hours and many times a reason why I can't fall asleep at night.

My stats:
5ft, 7in. tall
current weight: 184 lbs., size 14 barely fitting into them
Lowest weight as an adult: 130ish, age 18, size 7 with no muffin top!!!
Highest weight: 197, age 28, size 16 barely fitting into them
pounds I'd like to lose: 40