Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Getting back on the wagon...

I love Jillian from the Biggest Loser. I get her daily insights, and I should really read them more often! Here is what she said today:

Getting Back on the Wagon
It happens — you miss a few workouts and you feel like your weight-loss plan is totally derailed. It's tempting to mentally slap yourself around, right? Before you start, I want you to remind yourself of something. Being hard on yourself is the Old You.

The New You knows how to deal with setbacks and get back on the wagon. And after all, there are no mistakes, just learning experiences. Weight loss is a process — it takes time. You will encounter small failures — everyone does — but every pound you gain can be lost.

And if you miss a workout, it's not the end of the world! Get to the gym the next day and continue to focus on your short-term goals. Just because you made bad choices today doesn't mean you can't start over tomorrow. New day? New beginning. And don't you forget it.

Great advice, I really love it! I think that is where I get hung up most of the time- I want it off now, and I get really impatient. I am an all or nothing gal, if I have a bad day, I have a really bad day, if I have a great day, I am amazing!!!

If you've got some amazing tips, please share!

Monday, September 29, 2008


WoW! What a crappy week! I am still posting though! I've got to get with it! No excuses, other than I didn't work out and I ate like CRAP!

Weight: 205.6

Gained 5.3 lbs. this last week (that sucks!)

I am posting new goals later on in the week. I need to make a realistic goal FOR Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then for Valentine's. These are going to be my goal marks. I am also going to do my measurements, and I will post each Monday morning my weight, and measurements. I will posts todays, tomorrow, cuz I need to have Bry do those for accuracy!

You know how sometimes we can't figure out why people can't stop drinking, smoking, or picking their nails, or other weird, bad habits... well I think I have an EATING PROBLEM! Not a real laughing matter, cuz like any of the other things, I look like I eat too much. I may not have yellow teeth from smoking , but my bad habit shows in what I look like as well!

Tonight I will journal what I eat, how I felt, and where I struggled... There is an obvious reason my blog is titled what it is, THIS IS DEFINATELY MY PERSONAL TRIAL!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yes, I know!

I've struggled even getting near this computer but, here we go! No picture at the moment, but here are the stats (brave little me!)...

Starting weight on Sept. 1... 215 lbs...
Week 2: 207.4
Week 3: 203.4
Right Now: 200.2 lbs.

SO THERE YOU GO! pRETTy disgusting if you want to really know! It grosses me out even more! What started this whole regime, is a contest going on between me and a few of my siblings... We started our own "Biggest Loser Challenge", I don't know how much I can divulge, so this is all I will say for now!

I've been basically following the Weight Watcher's Points, but eating a high protein, low carb diet. The only problem is if you don't eat enough GREENS, your digestive track will hate you! I had a weak moment today, and I had a Diet Coke, it was either that or junk food, so I went with the caffeine. Here is a sneak peak into my upcoming week:

  • Sad but true, I get 28 points on WW, and that is a ton of food, I only try to eat 24, so that I can drop the weight quicker...
  • I have a new motto: RUN LIKE HELL... get my point...
  • Work out at least 3-6 times a week. If I get it done in the morning, I rock it, in the afternoon, not so affective (effective?)...
  • One really bad eating day (at least 1/2 of my weekly allowance points of 35)
  • Drink tons and tons of water! I keep water in the car, water at the desk, in the kitchen, YOU GET THE POINT!
  • Take 1 hydroxycut in the morning before I work out. Wakes me up, it is seriously just like drinking a red bull or diet coke. Pathetic I know, I don't take one everyday, but some days, I need a JOLT!

so that is it! Nothing special or fancy, just trying to be balanced and practical, after all I have a husband, 3 kids, cleaning, cooking, and everything else to do!

I'd love to hear what you are doing, any special tips, tricks, what not-to do's, and any low fat recipes would be great!

Best of luck in your journey!


Friday, September 19, 2008

It's been way too long!

Hello everyone! After not blogging for WAY TOO LONG, I am back! I have been in a whirlwind of moving, unpacking, football, soccer, losing weight, and- did I say losing weight?! Yes, I did! Okay, so let me start by saying, I am doing okay. One day at a time, but doing great! I am really going to try hard to blog each day, with what I am doing or not doing, eating, recipes, and turn this lack of blogging into my personal trial journey, and come out on top! I will be starting tomorrow with food, and let you know why I started losing weight again, and what is going to keep me motivated from here on out! It has been a rough week, but I am ready to go again! So stick with me, if you know me, give me a shout out, if you are blog stalking, and have great exercise advice, give another shout out!

Here we go! I will post tomorrow with a very insightful story of what has been going on the last 3 weeks, what my goals are, my weight, possibly a picture if you are lucky, and a few profound words!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Lots of love!