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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Inspiration and Support

I have several friends that are battling the bulge with me, and doing so in great strides! I love to know that I'm not alone, and find it encouraging to see others taking this on.
"Good friends are like stars.  You don't always see them, but you know they are always there." Author Unknown
I am down 12 pounds as of today. I picked up my bridesmaid dress this week, and it is closer to zipping up (157 days until my brother's wedding!). I walked this week with KK, and I used my elliptical machine too. I've also been doing push ups and cross-fit style sit ups. My husband even made a comment this morning about how much my tummy has shrunk. I'm seeing the results too, and I'm loving it.

New haircut!
I got a new haircut this past week. I'm feeling sassy! This next week, I'm going to follow up with my reproductive endocrinologist regarding some of my PCOS symptoms. I may be looking into getting a sleep study, regarding my snoring. I know that will improve however, with my continued weight loss. My acne is out of control though, and I can't get into the dermatologist until April 5th. I am seeing my gynecologist this week. Hopefully she'll have some insight into that, since it is hormone related. I'm also excited to be seeing the chiropractor on Monday. I have been overdue for an adjustment. I even got my husband to go! He has never been to a chiropractor; but has been complaining of back pain every morning when he wakes up. We'll see how it goes!

It's a beautiful day today! Time to get at it!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Keep On, Keeping On!

I walked three times this week. Once with JH and twice with KK. It felt good! My weight is still the same, with a total of 10 pounds down. Maybe this week, I can shake it up and break that plateau.

My bridesmaid dress is in. I need to go pick it up this week. I'm not really sure what's holding me back from doing that.

I have a formal function to attend on April 9th. That's a nice, small goal for now.
"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination." Fitzhugh Dodson
That's about it for now!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Tough times never last, but tough people do.Dr. Robert Schuller
This was a rough week for me. My husband was out of town for work, my neighbor asked me when I was expecting (I'm not pregnant!), and I received some bad news about someone. All of that would normally be a huge trigger for me to binge, but I hung in there. I made good choices, and found other things to focus my energy and attention on. I was conscious this week of what I was eating, how much, and why I was eating. I savored bites. Exercise was better this week too, energizing me even more.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.Marianne Williamson
My kids started a few weeks ago at Higinbotham Martial Arts. They are there 5 hours a week, and I have found it motivating. I see how active my kids are, and it encourages me to continue to get my own body into shape. They love it there. It has been good for their self-esteem and it gives them the physical activity that they otherwise may be lacking this time of year. I am thankful for this.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.Helen Keller
*As of today, I am down a total of 10 pounds. I am fitting in my size 12 jeans. I have 178 days until my brother’s wedding, in which I’m a bridesmaid.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I’ve had a little pep in my step lately! I’ve made a few more changes since my last post. I purchased some Reebok EasyTone Reeinspire II athletic shoes. They’re fantastic! Also, my friend KK introduced me to a new app for my phone called Cardio Trainer. It has a built in pedometer and more! It’s a great tool.

I started using my workout resources again. My favorite two workouts are my Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout (Wii game) and Jillian Michael’s 30-day Shred (DVD). They both are fun, and kick my butt into gear.

I am walking the mall tomorrow with KK. I’m anxious to get some miles on my new Reebok shoes, and use my Cardio Trainer app on my Droid X.
"When you look at yourself and feel dissatisfaction about any part of you, you will continue to attract feelings of dissatisfaction, because the law mirrors back to you exactly what you are holding inside. Be in awe and wonder at the magnificence of you!" (The Secret Daily Teachings)
*182 days until my brother’s wedding!