Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dread the Shred

So after hearing so much talk about the 30 day shred in the WW community I decided to pick it up when I saw it at Costco. How hard could it be? I have been working out pretty hard for the last few months so the shred should be a piece of cake.

OMG was I wrong. It absolutely killed me. I almost screamed when she said I have to do jumping jacks. I mean seriously I am a 227 lb woman I don't do jumping jacks. But in the spirit of trying new things I did them, even though my stomach flab was jumping up and down as I was. I think the weights I used were to heavy because the strength training was so difficult for me. Don't even get me started on the ab work.

And I have to do this for 30 days. God help me.

Friday, February 26, 2010


So I decided today it was time to take another picture of the progress I have made. Don't know why but I decided to have my husband take a picture of me in my bathing suite. I guess I wanted to get a more accurate look at where I am losing, what needs work etc. Well all I can say is yuck. I should be against the law for me to be wearing bathing suites. But as mortifying as it is hopefully in a year from now I will look back and say "wow can't believe I ever looked like that" and be glad that I documented how far I came.

I was studying the two pictures I have posted and I look bigger in the bathing suite pic. I am 14 lbs lighter in my new pic but I still think I look bigger.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I weighed in last night and was down 3.4. I have now lost a total of 38.2 lbs. So close to breaking 40 :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tomato head

So if you popped off my head and replaced it with a tomato that would be a fair portrait of what I look like after I work out. No maybe I'm wrong there is a hint of purple in my tomato head. Maybe I should replace my head with a plum? An eggplant? Hmmm next time I am in the grocery store I will be sure to examine all purple/ red produce.

I have gotten into the routine of working out 30 minutes on the elliptical every afternoon,. When I first started working out I noticed the tomato head when I finished my workout. I though it was maybe because I was so out of shape and carrying around 266 lbs. But 34 lbs and a few months later I am just as red when I finish. Not sure what that is all about. My husband laughs at me and my baby kind of gives me a funny look after my workouts. I wonder if I am doomed a lifetime of being a tomato head. Seriously I look like I am going to drop dead with a stroke after my workouts. That's probably the reason why people used to look at my with worry when I used to work out at the gym.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Down 5 lbs this week!!!!!!! With a total of 34.8 lbs released 40 lbs here I come.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Front of the pack!

So six weeks ago I started a new challenge with about 40 other ladies. We each paid $10 and are competing to see who can lose the most weight in 16 weeks. We are into week 6 now and I was the top loser as of the last WI with 4.84% lost. I am very excited about it since I began the competition with a slight gain. I know I will lose my top spot in the upcoming weeks but it feels good to have got there at least once during the competition. The ladies have been a great inspiration and motivational force to get my but in gear.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Down 1.2 lbs Moving in the right direction.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Down 3.4 today for a total of 28.6. I am almost back to the weight I was before I fell off the wagon at Christmas.

Monday, February 1, 2010

I thought I was fat

So my husband found an old photo album of a couple of vacations I took when I was 19 years old. One of the trips was to the Dominican and I remember being so self conscious because I thought I was huge. I am wearing shorts with my bathing suit to hide my legs and am in a one piece suit. OMG I can't believe I thought I was fat back then, I was so skinny. I was maybe 140 lbs in those pictures but because my friend was 20 lbs lighter I thought I was a hippo. I am now 100 lbs heavier then my old "fat" self. What I would kill to be that "fat" again. I wish I could go back in time tell that girl you are beautiful stop hiding yourself. And maybe give her a smack and tell her to stay away from potato chips and french fries in the future.