Friday, January 28, 2011

Getting my groove back?!

Morning! Holy cow have I been busy! This past week, Todd and I have been busy preparing for my father in-law's surprise retirement party. It's this Sunday and we're doing all the prep for about 60 people. The Italian in me is really coming out because I'm worried we don't have enough food. So I keep adding things to the menu. :)
I've also been zumba-ing my butt off for the past 2 weeks! Todd bought me the ZUMBA for the playstation 3 (he wanted the playstation move bundle so he could play other games.) I have been addicted to it! I started off doing 3 20 minute sessions or classes. Now I've been doing a class and a 45 minute challenge on-line. I just have to say....I love you Playstation & ZUMBA. You have made loosing weight so much fun for me!!!!
The best news....are you ready for this! In the past 2 weeks, I've lost 4.4 lbs for a total weight loss of 17.6 lbs! I am sooooo excited. Finally some progress since my non-chalant attitude during the holiday season. I even am starting to notice some results, my pants in the waist and legs are a little looser.
Has anyone heard about the amount of snow we've had in CT? We're breaking all sort of records this year. I just heard at Bradley Internation Airport 77.13 inches have been reported for this winter season. Dude! I'm 62 (almost 63 inches). But you know what bring it on mother nature! I spent all day yesterday (after receiving 12 more inches) shoveling and chopping ice off the driveway. My arms, back and legs are killing me but the workout I got from shoveling all morning long is well worth it to me! Anyone have a driveway they need shoveled? :)
Oh! By the way, someone needs to remind me to post a picture. I have to show you the pairs of pants I had to get rid of because they were too big. I couldn't believe I thought about wearing them. They were practically falling off the other day.

Friday, January 14, 2011

What the HE double hockey sticks??!!!

Well Wednesday was supposed to be weigh in day but because of the record setting blizzard CT was hit with on Wednesday, Todd and I didn't go anywhere. Todd tried to go to work but quickly returned home realizing if it was as bad as it was at 8am he couldn't imagine how much worse it could get. Todd did admit "the wife was right." Wait what? You didn't hear him.

Todd said, "The wife was right". There it is ladies, proof! It's been documented. :) Love ya sweetheart.

So back to WW matters. I reported to my weekly meeting yesterday. I was so excited to stand in line. I could feel a big loss coming. I just knew it. I stood so proud in line with a big smile on my face. Next thing I knew, it was my turn to step on the scale.

So I handed over my weight tracker and monthly pass, signed my name in on the monthly pass log. Stepped on the scale and relaxed. Next thing I heard...."up a little this week". WHAT??!!! I bent at the waist to just to see how much and was in disbelief when I saw +1.2! I was ready for freak out mode. My smile quickly went to a frown. I started insisting that the scale was not right in my head. (I would never tell the lovely ladies who put the meetings on that though). There is no way that after all the exercise and tracking that I did this past week that I had a gain.

I decided to stay for the meeting. I was officially depressed and in a rut. I texted Todd and he couldn't believe it either. I didn't even pay attention to a word the meeting leader was saying. I was running through my week in my head. Did I really exercise enough? Did I drink all my water? Did I really track correctly?

Whatever! A new week is here and I'm back to the basics of measuring, tracking and exercising. I guess I should reset my goal while I'm at it.

NEW GOAL: By the end of January....loose 5 pounds.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Gotta love New England! The state is pretty much in freak out mode because we're supposed to get a pretty big storm tonight into tomorrow. I've heard several different estimates of snow, ranging from 10-24 inches. Let's hope whomever estimate 10 is right or I won't be able to find the pups when the run through the snow.
The past few days have been fine. The only thing I have to complain about is I'm getting bored with the treadmill. I guess it's time to integrate something new. I will have to alternate between Jillian's 30 day Shred, the treadmill and ZUMBA (which I had to order the other day because the store was out of them.)
I've had a difficult time with water this week. I just haven't been thirsty.
Weigh in day is supposed to be tomorrow. Depending on the snow, I may go but more than likely will go on Thursday.

I guess I should post a picture of the before but not quite on the lookout.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I haven't forgotten to write, I've just been busy doing projects around the house and planning my father in laws retirement party.

Let's see...I left off with Wednesday being weigh in day. Well I lost! I love 1.6 pounds! I was pretty pleased with that especially since I only started on the treadmill on Day 1 (Monday, January 3rd).

Thursday, Friday and as well as today, I ate all my servings of fruits and vegetables. I drank my water (I was a bit shy of the recommended 8 glasses on Friday though). I also jogged on the treadmill. I feel great after I do my 20 minutes.

I have to go to the store tomorrow because I have to get new ZUMBA for the Wii. It looks like soooo much fun. So much cheaper and not mention embarrassing. I'm sure my last Zumba class everyone had a great laugh at me.

Todd and I started putting up crown molding in the office today. I'm so excited to finish tomorrow. Pictures to come.

I've also made a decision on a new OB/GYN. I'm going with the physicians at the UCONN Health Center. I have to get over the fact that I may see my doctor in the halls. I have a feeling I'll be seeing an RE so why not have the OB & RE in one place

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 2: Feeling great

Well today was good. I drank all my water! I tracked all my meals. I had 4 servings of fruits and vegetables. 1 away from the daily WW's recommendation. But my best achievement today was I walked 40 minutes on the treadmill. I even did intervals of walking and running for the whole 40 minutes. I feel great now! I even walked down 9 flights of stairs when I got out of work today. I can't wait for the day where I walk up 9 flights of stairs without stopping.

Wednesday is weigh in day so we'll see how my first week back on track has gone.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 1:

Well, the time has finally come in my life. I'm not getting any younger. I'll be 30 next month and I've done nothing with my life since getting married back in 2006. I've decided to start a blog to keep me responsible and motivated to stay on track. If I have followers, great! I'd love to hear other's stories, encouragement, and/or critiques.

I've been doing Weight Watchers since June and I've only lost 15 pounds. Starting today, I'll be focusing on being dedicated to the plan. No more well I'll get back on focus tomorrow. No! Everyday I will be on plan. I'm sure there will be days where I have a slip up which I know is ok but I'm not going to totally blow the day and think everything is a failure.

I look forward to the day when I can wear normal sized clothes and I don't have to go into Lane Bryant. I hope to be successful that I can go into any store and try anything on and have it look good on me. But my ultimate goal in loosing the weight is to become a mother. My past OB/GYN said to me at my last exam that a RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist) would never see or treat me at my weight. I guess that's been enough motivation.

I hope to share other aspects of my life as the days go on so stay tuned.