December 30, 2004

Ok I didn't make my goal, but I did get close, and I'm happy with it!!!!!!

I lost a half a pound this week. I highly suspect more, but my kidney medication is still not here, and it's been almost a week. So I figure I am probably retaining some water due to my kidney disease, and lack of medication.

Here's my stats:

Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 171
This Week: 170.5
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

December 24, 2004

Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 171.5
This Week: 171
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

I lost a half a pound this week! I'm pretty happy about that! :) Sure I'm not making my goal for this year. But, I have lost over 40 pounds, and am more then happy with that! I will just keep on chugging along!

December 16, 2004

Well, I lost weight this week! I lost one pound, taking me to a grand total of over 80 pounds loss!!!!!!!! I can't beleive it! I am just very thrilled. And Vince bought me a new jacket for this year. I am hoping I can still wear it next year too. Although I am going to work hard on losing weight between now and next year! lol So 2006-2007, is when I plan on getting my last and final coat (my goal weight coat, this is my a little over half way there, coat! lol). Coats last me several years, if I stay the same size. lol So I kind of was hindered about getting a new one, but with over 80 pounds gone, I needed a new one! So below is my stats, and a new pic.

Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 172.5
This Week: 171.5
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

December 9, 2004

I lost one pound this week! I am only 1/2 pound away from a 80 pound total loss! I just can't wait! It's clear I will not make my end of the year goal. But, at least I will be close. If I can lose this amount of weight next year, I will be happy!!!! Any way, I'm coming up on a major mile stone, and can't wait!

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 173.5
This Week: 172.5
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

December 2, 2004

Well, yesterday I posted on my regular blog, and after I posted all my archives and previous post disappeared! Gone forever. So I hope that doesn't happen today with this blog. But.... I guess I will chance it!

So any way no weight loss this week. Hopefully next week!

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 173.5
This Week: 173.5
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

November 25, 2004

Last week I forgot to log in! I didn't lose anything last week though any way! lol But this week I did! Boy did I!

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 175.5
This Week: 173.5
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

November 11, 2004

I'm really happy this week! I lost 1.5 pounds! And am now officially over half way to my goal! Oh yeah! I'm really really happy about this! I am doubting I will make my December 31st goal, but I think I will be close!

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 177
This Week: 175.5
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

November 4, 2004

I didn't lose anything this week! But, I am fine with that. I had big losses two weeks in a row! So what can I expect? Except for a loss NEXT week! lol haha This is a life style change any way. So a loss or not isn't the priority, getting healthy and sticking to it is. And I am doing just that! The weight will come along with it, when it is ready! Although I am so close to my half way point, it is WONDERFUL! lol

So here we are:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 177
This Week: 177
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

October 28, 2004

Well, I am quite happy I lost again this week!

Stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 178.5
This Week: 177
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

I'm only 1.25 inches away from being put in the Yard Sale section of Curves too. Once some one loses 36 inches they are put in the Yard Sale. I had already lost over 30 pounds when I joined Curves so no telling how many inches I have lost since I began in May, 2003. But, since December 2003, I've lost 34.75 inches!

And with this weeks weigh in I have lost a total of 75 pounds!!!!!!! One more pound and I will be half way to goal!

October 21, 2004

Well, here I am and happy too!!!!!!!!!

Whoo whoo!

Here's the stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 181.5
This Week: 178.5
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

I lost 3 pounds! uh huh, uh huh, uh huh! lol I'm doing the happy dance now! lol hahaha

I broke into the 170's and I am happy!!!!!!!!

I think the lightest I have ever weighed as a adult was around 175, so when I get to 170, I know I will be the lightest I ever have been as a adult. Plus when I reach 176, I will be half way to goal!!!!!!!! Oh happy day! Oh happy day! This next ten pounds will have a lot of meaning! 162, is what I weighed as freshman in high school at 14 years old. So that's another big goal I can't wait to get to. Then the next after that is 125, what I weighed in 7th grade. Then..... I don't know. But, those are my major milestones. And I'm finally with in reaching distance of some of them! I can almost touch them!

October 14, 2004

I'm up a pound this week. I don't know why. I ate and exercised correctly. But, I'm not going to worry about it! So here's my stats. :)

Here's the stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 180.5
This Week: 181.5
Goal Weight: 100
Dec. 31st Goal: 164

October 7, 2004

I'm proud to say I've lost! I lost one and a half pounds this week! Oh yeah!

Here's the stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 182
This Week: 180.5
Goal Weight: 100

Here's some pictures from Hootcamp!

Richard posing for me! With Elijah in the back ground.


Here's
Richard and I. It's a little blurry though.


This is a group picture in front of Richards home. I should have gotten more picture of me inside. But, all the pictures of me inside are blurry.

September 30, 2004

Well, I lost a half a pound, finally making my 70 pound mark. Hopefully next week it will be more. I think it will! So here's the new stats.

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 182.5
This Week: 182
Goal Weight: 100

September 16, 2004

I went to Hoot Camp, with Richard Simmons! It was great! That's why I didn't get to post last week. I was gone! Well, Hoot Camp certainly jump started my weight loss! I lost 3 pounds over the weekend! I am only half a pound away from a mile stone of 70 pounds lost!

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 185.5
This Week: 182.5
Goal Weight: 100

September 7, 2004

Food Journal ~ 9/7

  

Breakfast: 1 WW english muffin, 1 TB pumpkin butter, 1/2 banana

Snack:

Lunch:

Snack:

Dinner:

Snack:

Total Fiber:

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 186
This Week: 185.5
Goal Weight: 152

September 6, 2004

Food Journal ~ 9/6

  

Breakfast: WW English Muffin, 1 TB Pumpkin Butter, 1/2 banana

Lunch: 2 slices light wheat bread, 1 veggie chicken patty, 1 slice pie, cauliflower, zucchini

Dinner: spaghetti squash, 3 oz turkey, 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, 2 tb reduced fat cheese, 2 slices light whole wheat bread, 1 TB butter-brummel and brown

Total Fiber: 22 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 186
This Week: 185.5
Goal Weight: 152

September 5, 2004

Food Journal ~ 9/5

  

Breakfast: WW English Muffin, 1 TB pumpkin butter, 1/2 banana

Lunch: 2oz ground turkey, mushrooms, WW hamburger bun, fat free sour cream, salsa, cauliflower, millionaire pie

Dinner: 3 oz steak, 2/3 cup corn, hamburger bun, green beans, mushrooms

Snack: Skinny Cow PB Sandwich

Total Fiber: 34 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 186
This Week: 185.5
Goal Weight: 152

September 4, 2004

Food Journal ~ 9/4

  

Breakfast: WW English Muffin, 1 TB pumpkin butter, 1/2 banana

Lunch: WW Hamburger bun, 2 oz turkey, mushrooms, cauliflower, 1 slice millionaire pie

Dinner: 3 oz steak, green beans, onion, mushrooms, millionaire pie, hamburger bun

Snack: Skinny Cow PB Sandwich

Total Fiber: 33 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 186
This Week: 185.5
Goal Weight: 152

September 3, 2004

Food Journal ~ 9/3

  

Breakfast: WW english Muffin, 1 TB pumpkin butter, coconut coffee

Lunch: Crab legs, broccoli, 1 cheddar bay biscuit, salad

Dinner: broccoli, crab legs, 1 slice millionaire pie

Total Fiber: 11 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 186
This Week: 185.5
Goal Weight: 152

September 2, 2004

Food Journal ~ 9/2

  

Breakfast: WW English Muffin, 1 TB Pumpkin Butter, 1/2 cup apple sauce

Snack: Coconut Coffee

Lunch: WW hamburger bun, 2oz turkey, mushrooms, cauliflower, 2/3 cup corn, tzatzaki sauce

Snack: licked millionaire pie batter bowl!

Dinner: 1 slice Million Dollar Pie, 3 oz steak, green beans, mushrooms, WW hamburger bun

Snack: 1 Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Sandwich

Total Fiber: 32 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 186
This Week: 185.5
Goal Weight: 152

Last week I turtled and stayed the same. It seems my weight loss is going painfully slow. But, at least it's going! This week, I lost a half a pound. So I'll take it!!!!!!

I go to Hoot Camp next week! I can't believe it. Next week I will be in Beverly Hills! Exciting.

And I can't beleive it. But, I'm almost as excited about a new Joanna Lund Recipe I found. Million Dollar Coconut Pie is what she calls it. BUT, I know it as Furr's Cafeteria, Millionaire Pie. It was almost my families very favorite! They would buy it for every big occassion. I made Joannas sugar free, low fat, low calorie version today, and it's PERFECT! It's exactly the same. I just can't beleive it. I LOVE it. This will be a recipe I use often! mmmm

Click here to try recipe: Million Dollar Coconut Pie

So here's my new stats:

Starting Weight: 252
Last Week: 186
This Week: 185.5
Goal Weight: 100

September 1, 2004

Food Journal ~ 9/1

  

Breakfast: 1 WW English Muffin, 1 TB Pumpkin Butter, 1 coconut coffee

Snack: French Twist

Lunch: 1/2 pintos and cheese, 1 grilled steak taco

Snack: 1 cracker, cheese, 1/3 cream puff

Dinner: 3 oz steak, 2/3 cup frozen corn, 1 TB tzaski sauce, 1 1/3 cups green beans, mushrooms, 1 WW hamburger bun

Snack: 1 Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Sandwich

Total Fiber: 28 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 187
This Week: 186
Goal Weight: 152

August 31, 2004

Food Journal ~ 8/31

  

Breakfast: 1 Weight Watchers English Muffin, 1 TB sugar free pumpkin butter, 1/2 banana

Snack: 1 Russell Stovers Calorie Smart Mint

Lunch: light hamburger bun, 2 oz turkey, mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, 2/3 cup peas, cauliflower

Snack: 1 Russell Stovers Calorie Smart Mint

Dinner: 3oz filet minogn, 2/3 cup peas, 1 light hamburger bun, cauliflower

Snack: 1 Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Sandwich

Total Fiber: 40 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 187
This Week: 186
Goal Weight: 152

August 30, 2004

Food Journal ~ 8/30

  

Breakfast: 1 WW English Muffin, 1 TB sugar free jam, 1/2 banana

Snack: 1 Russell Stovers Calorie Smart Mint

Lunch: 3 cups spaghetti squash, 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, 2 oz ground turkey, 2 tb reduced fat Parmesan cheese, light toasted hamburger bun

Snack: 1 Russell Stovers Calorie Smart Mint

Dinner: Mc Donalds Fiesta Salad

Snack: 1 Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Sandwich

Total Fiber: 31 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 187
This Week: 186
Goal Weight: 152

August 19, 2004

I didn't get a chance to log in last week. I was barely online. And I didn't lose any last week any how. I am so happy to lose another pound this week though! I'm having a lot of fun with this. And doing more and more Joanna Lund recipes. Yesterday I made Fudge for the first time even in my life. It was so rich it was hard to eat the entire serving. And it was only 86 calories. But, boy was it good! I will have to add recipes soon to the site maybe some where. At least ones I've tried. I really liked the Pineapple Coconut Cake of hers, I made for the family picnic last Saturday as well! mmmm.

So here's my new stats:
Highest Weight 252
Starting Weight(May 5th 2003) 252
Starting Weight for 2004 216.5
Last Week 187
Current Weight 186
Long Term Goal Weight 100
Goal Weight for Dec. 31st 2004 164
Total loss for 2003 35.5 pounds

August 5, 2004

I was so happy this week, I was jumping up and down when I got off the scale. I lost a whopping 1.5 pounds this week. That is awesome for me. I am so happy. It's coming off again! I can't wait till it is all off. But, I am so happy it is coming off like it is!

Highest Weight 252
Starting Weight(May 5th 2003) 252
Starting Weight for 2004 216.5
Last Week 188.5
Current Weight 187
Long Term Goal Weight 100
Goal Weight for Dec. 31st 2004 164
Total loss for 2003 35.5 pounds

Well, I for sure get to go to Richard Simmons Hoot Camp in Beverly Hills! I just love that. I can't wait to go! I think it will be a blast. I hope I get to go to Hoot Camp 2. I would also love to go on a Cruise some day with him. Maybe I will get to go some day. I am still in shock that I actually get to go to Hoot Camp! lol :)

July 29, 2004

I finally lost a pound this week!!!!!!!! Yes! I hope I can keep on losing too! lol I don't know if I will make my end of the year goal. But, I am keeping hope that I will. I so hope I will! lol

Highest Weight 252
Starting Weight(May 5th 2003) 252
Starting Weight for 2004 216.5
Last Week 189.5
Current Weight 188.5
Long Term Goal Weight 100
Goal Weight for Dec. 31st 2004 164
Total loss for 2003 35.5 pounds

July 22, 2004

Well, here it is weigh in time again. Last weekend I went down to 188.5. But, now I am back up to 189.5. I really don't know what is going on. But, at least I finally busted that 190 mark! Hopefully next week will be more of a loss. I am going to try really hard this week. I've been exercising, exercising, exercising! lol :) My only day off will be Saturday, cause I don't want to sweat before meeting, and usually by the time I get home, I feel too tired to do a work out, so I won't sweat on Saturday and I will just let that be my day off.

I called my dad today. I have been trying to reach him for 3 weeks, and started getting worried. The first week, I thought ok he's on vacation, second week, I thought ok a long vacation, the third week, I decided I better just call my step mom. So after tried to reach dad at home, and at work and still not at either place (three weeks of not being at work is not like him!), I called my step mothers office. Man is getting hold a doctor getting techy! lol I had to go through about 6 rounds of dial this number for this, and that number for that! lol And go online to this website or that. I feel sorry for old people! lol Any way finally got to her, and she said dad was at a boy scout camp with my little brothers. Why this is in my weight loss journal, was I have been trying to get a hold of them to see if they would pay for me to go to Richard Simmons Hoot Camp. Which is a class on how to teach aerobics and nutrition. And I've already been given a job at Brookhaven Rehabilitation Center, to help the morbidly obese there (500 or more pounds). They are even going to bus me to and from work! On a private bus. I am really excited about the new job. And I thought this class would help me even more. Since Richard Simmons is the one who got me this job. But, I would have to take the class in Beverly Hills, and it's a expensive class, plus airfare and every thing. Well, she said they would pay, but she doesn't know that I need to go to Beverly Hills, I was trying to tell her every thing, but I was on a cell phone at the mall, at the dentist office with my MIL. And we started shorting out. GRR cell phones! So they may not pay once they know EVERY THING! But, I hope they will. I won't hold them to it though, since they don't know I need airfare, a hotel and the class tuition. lol But, it is a college course, and I will be licensed to teach aerobics and nutrition once I take the course and pass the written and in action tests. I will be licensed to teach any where in the USA. So I think that will be a neat class. Next, I want to take a course to teach water aerobics. But, I just hope I get to take this one. My dad had offered to pay for me to take some classes a long time ago. But, there wasn't anything I really really wanted to take except psychology and I was a little afraid to take it at the time, or know what classes to pick. Now, I know exactly what I want to do.

I have always wanted to be a nurse, but after having so many back problems didn't think I would ever be able to. Now it looks like I may be able to be something simular to a nurse. And I also couldn't beleive that my transportation will be taken care of. I mean, I don't drive and don't really want to. I could take a city bus, but it takes forever on these busses. Takes me a hour to get to Curves on the bus, when it takes 30 mintues in the car. So any way, I couldn't believe it, when the director said, and if you need transportation we have our own busses that would take you to and from work. I was like oh yeah! Couldn't be better!

Any way other then this little platue I'm pretty happy!

July 15, 2004

Oh my I can't believe it's been so long since I posted here. I have been going and going. Convention and every thing.

Any how, I have not lost or gained. I don't know what the deal is. Hmm, I have went back to Curves, and I do 30 mintues a day of aerobics in the living room. I want it to move move move.

On other news, last Sunday we had our congregation picnic. I had to get new clothes cause I am tired or being so frumpy looking in size 28's, when I now where a size 18 pants, and 14/16 blouse. So I bought a new pair of khakis, and a red shirt with a middle eastern embroidery pattern on it. And a new bra and sandles. It was way pretty. I didn't get a pic yet. But, it will be what I wear for my next month's picture update. People who were visiting from other congregations said they didn't hardly recognize me I had lost so much weight. They just kept saying it was unbelievable.

I took unsweetened iced peppermint tea, Joanna Lund's, Cliff's Crazy cake-like s'more brownies, grilled bbq chicken, layered party pea salad, and a cherry dump cake for every one. The cherry dump cake was not healthy, but I didn't eat any, I knew every one else would be looking for it though as they always want it. Many did eat the Cliff's Crazy cake though and said it looked really pretty and delish. It was too. Mmm chocolate chips, pecans, and toasted marshmallows on top!

Recipes for above foods:

Cliff's Crazy Cake
Layered Party Pea Salad

Now for me to move on down the road weight wise. I think I may be at a platue though. Hopefully it won't be too much longer till it breaks. I know it will eventually break, but this is the longest platue I've been on so far. And I haven't got to my half way point yet. But, I knew a platue was inevitable. So I just got to keep on keeping on. And I know I will make it.

June 24, 2004

I made it through vacation, and actually came home to a loss! I can't believe it! I lost 1.5 pounds! I am very happy with that. Vacation was great. We didn't stick to the original plan we had planned on, but I did pretty much stay on my plan for eating healthy, just not all the menus I made up. So I did good. I also found some great low cal cappucinos, and Chai teas, they are delish, fat free, sugar free and decaf. Fireside is the name of the coffees, and David Rio the name of the Chai's. YUM! Also I found some good soups that are low in cals, when I get them unpacked I will post the names of them too. Loved them. I had them all over Branson at almost all the little tea shops thinking I was cheating, but still trying to count them, then I read the lables and they were great! I also bought this prailene mustard sauce that is awesome, there was a ton of dips I wanted, but I just ended up with a few. I will deffinately be buying more next year. Loved those stores, especially Mulberry Mill, and Sulivans Mill. I will be posting pics soon too. So stay tuned!

This weeks Stats:

Highest Weight 252
Starting Weight(May 5th 2003) 252
Starting Weight for 2004 216.5
Before Vacation 191.5
Current Weight 190
Long Term Goal Weight 100
Goal Weight for Dec. 31st 2004 164
Total loss for 2003 35.5 pounds

May 29, 2004

Food Journal ~ 5/29

  

Breakfast: 1 WW English Muffin, 1 TB sugar free jam, 1/2 banana

Snack: cottage cheese, pineapple

Lunch: 2 oz turkey, 1 1/3 cups green beans, 2/3 cup corn, 2 slices light whole wheat bread, 1 tb brummel and brown

Dinner: 3 oz turkey, 1 1/3 cups carrots, 2/3 cup corn, 2 slices light whole wheat bread, 1 tb brummel and brown

Snack: Fat Free Yogurt

Total Fiber: 39 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 192.5
This Week: 191.5
Goal Weight: 152

Ok got my new pics up. Even though there's no differnce really. It's up any way. :) This will be my last post till we get back in three weeks.

May 28, 2004

Food Journal ~ 5/28

  

Breakfast: 1 WW English Muffin, 1 TB sugar free jam, 1/2 banana

Snack: 1/2 banana

Lunch: 2 oz turkey, 1 1/3 cups green beans, 2/3 cup corn, 2 slices light whole wheat bread, 1 tb brummel and brown

Snack: 1/2 banana

Dinner: 3 oz turkey, 1 1/3 cups carrots, 2/3 cup corn, 2 slices light whole wheat bread, 1 tb brummel and brown

Snack: Fat Free Yogurt

Total Fiber: 44 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 192.5
This Week: 191.5
Goal Weight: 152

May 27, 2004

Food Journal ~ 5/27

  

Breakfast: 1 WW English Muffin, 1 TB sugar free jam, 1/2 banana

Snack: 1/2 banana

Lunch: Healthy Jo, 4 slices light whole wheat, 2 TB brummel and brown

Snack: 1/2 banana

Dinner: 3 oz turkey, 1 1/3 cups carrots, 2/3 cup corn, 2 slices light whole wheat bread, 1 tb brummel and brown

Snack: Fat Free Yogurt

Total Fiber: 41 gms

Here's my stats:
Starting Weight: 252
Last Weigh In: 192.5
This Week: 191.5
Goal Weight: 152