Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Furniture - This one's for Rachel H.

We got new furniture back in March and I've been meaning to post pics of them, but I hadn't had a chance.  So here they are:

Together in the Living Room
I have a chair that matches also, but right now it's in Myelle's room covered in stuffed animals.  Erick needed a recliner to sleep in after his surgery so his parents gave us their old one and it's in the living room right now.

Here's the table, chairs, and bench that we got.

We love, love, love our new furniture!  And we got it all for just over $1000.

On the weight loss side of things, I did not reach my goal today.  I was so close.  I did good through Saturday (225.2), but I ate too much at the family reunion and Dad's birthday party Sunday and Monday.  Today I weighed 229.2, but I think it will come off quickly.  I felt sick to be honest and I didn't even eat that much.  I did drink a lot of Pina Colada that my Aunt Margie made though.

So once I get down to 225 I will post my next goal.  Today, I worked out hard and ate really well and I feel much better.  My goal this week is to drink more water & burn at least 200 calories in my workouts.  As usual, my caloric intake will be 1650.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Checking In

So we're halfway to my first Weight Loss Deadline.  May 31 is only 5 days away.  This morning I weighed 227.8 only 2.8lbs to go.  In 5 days, I think that's totally mine.  

I'm on day 2 of no pop.  I told you, pop is a hard thing for me to give up, but I've been drinking water every time I want something to drink.

Yesterday, I walked around the green belt at Jensen's Grove.  I think it's a mile.  Today's workout will just be some Kinect Fitness, Yoga & stretching, and an ab workout.  The Physical Therapist says I need to really work on stabilizing my core.  So I'll be hitting those exercises hard.

Oh and my reward for hitting 225lbs....?  
A long hot shower. LOL
Maybe silly to you, but I can't even remember the last time I got a long hot shower.  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Weight Loss Goals

I've been watching The Biggest Loser faithfully this season and I've come to the decision that it is time for me to make solid goals and lose weight.  For real this time.  I've written down weight loss goals from now until I reach my goal weight and they seem reasonable and very doable.

So starting today I weight 231lbs.  My goal weight is 150lbs.  That's 81 lbs and it may seem like a lot. Actually let's get real.  It is a lot of weight to lose, but I know I can do it.  I'm putting in place a good support system and I know I'll be able to make my goals and change my life.

So my first weight loss goal is to weigh 225 lbs by May 31.  That's 6 lbs and very doable.

I'm going to lose that 6 lbs by cutting down on my calories.  Paying attention to not drink as much pop. (I'm really bad at that and it's hard to cut it out completely for me, but I'm working on it.) Also I'm going to work out at least 30 min 2x a week.

I want to thank my friend Emily that has helped inspire me to get going on this because of her dedication towards her own weight loss.