Sunday, March 25, 2012


I'm happy to say I was able to lose weight this week!  I didn't have a bad week with food, I just didn't have a good week with workouts.  On Monday I didn't go to kickboxing because I massive storm rolled on through Dallas.  We aren't talking about a little drizzle, it was piss pouring rain, and lightning and thunder shook the house.  The problem is, when it rains in Dallas is like when it snows in Canada.  People get stupid on the road and cause accidents, rather than driving slowly, cautiously or just even staying home if they don't need to go out. Once i saw 3 separate accidents on a 10 minute drive back home.  3 accidents, BECAUSE OF RAIN!
So I avoiding going out because I didn't want to get in an accident/be flooding off the road.
Wednesday I did get a workout in, but because I was so exhausted it wasn't my best workout. I'm so exhausted because the kids have been sick on and off.  It's like they are switching off on who gets to be sick every week!  On Saturday I skipped class, not because I am lazy, but because I took Clark to the doctor.  I say that I "skipped" class because after the Doctor visit I was told that Clark "was sick", but "it looks like he's getting better".
ARGGGGGGGG, he had been running a high fever the night before I took him and he had a running nose and a phglemy cough, yet somehow he is "getting better" after I take him to the doctor!  At least Gemma had a UTI when I took her to the doctor, made me feel like I'm not going completely crazy and that yes - my kids do get sick for real.
So, back to the weight loss.  I wasn't holding my standards really high for this week because of the missed workouts.  Thankfully I did see some weight loss and I am hoping to pick it up next week and continue to see some more loss!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


So the week of bad food came and went, and I'm happy to say that the week after was a much better success! I got back down to 213 and then down to 211! Andy and I said we need to get in touch with a dietician because even though I am following weight watchers I am still not eating the right foods. I feel tired at kickboxing some days and my energy is really low. I'm not sure if we will do it, I guess we will wait and see! Also thank you to my friends who read my blog, it makes me happy to know that you are following my progress and hope it keeps you guys motivated in the things you want to do. I set my new weight goal to 190, so it will be a while before my weight watchers app gives me the feedback I'm waiting to see (it tells you your averages and stuff). Once I'm back down to my pre Clark weight then it will be a whole new ball game.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Arggggggg (yep I'm a pirate), so as I said last week, my parents were coming to visit and I was worried I was going to gain weight.  So while I only gained 1 pound, my weight went up and down throughout the week, and thankfully by Sunday (my weigh in day) it was only 214.  I can't express my frustrations enough.
  • I'm frustrated with myself for not having the will power too just not eat the food that is there.  
  • I'm frustrated that even though I asked, several times for NO JUNK FOOD (minus the smarties and popcorn, which I did ask for) 4 boxes of cookies and 2 boxes of muffins still made it into my house.  
  • I'm frustrated that I was constantly asked "would you like a cookie", uh duh, of COURSE I would like a cookie, I have no will power, why would I say no?  
  • I was also frustrated by my son also eating the cookies, he needs to stay away from that stuff, and I did make a comment of "Well I don't want him to be a chunker like I was as a child".  I need him to learn from an early age what is and what isn't a good food choice.  Sure he can have sweets from time to time, but not everyday, and not in lieu of fruit. 
  •  But mostly I am just frustrated by the lack of support I felt during the week.  I sent most of the cookies home, but they should never have crossed the threshold of my house in the first place.  I wish people would listen to me when I tell them these things. It's not me trying to be a bitch, it's me trying to tell them "Hey, can you support my change in eating habits and just help me out for once?".  Thankfully I got workouts in for the week so that kept my spirits up, knowing that I wasn't being a total heffalump the whole week.
As for the cupcakes ( I threw out the leftover chocolate ones, thankfully they were chocolate, I felt no sadness) and the cake (still sitting in my fridge, I haven't touched it, smelt it or cut a piece for the last 2 days) I know they were for a very special birthday boy, but man oh man was I weak, I am past the gorging myself on them and have started fresh and getting back into my better food.

I hope by sunday I can report that I am now at 213 again (or, fingers crossed 212)

Sunday, March 4, 2012


What up!  I managed to get down to 213 this week.  Mind you I weighed myself first thing in the morning so I'm sure that isn't my true weight loss.  Either way I am pumped, so far that is 22 pounds I've lost.  Everyday I look at my closet at the jeans sitting there, waiting to be worn, and I say to myself  "soon".  I cannot wait to get into them, it's like getting a hug from someone you haven't seen in a long time.
My parents are visiting this week, and so far I've eating cookies and popcorn :(.  The good news is, I am still tracking those "slip ups" and making sure I don't let myself get away with any cheating on this diet.  It also helps seeing how many points some of these things are worth.  It keeps me from eating 17 of them.  The funny thing was, before they came my sister did say "Make sure they don't go grocery shopping with you and try to buy bad food".  I couldn't really stop it from coming in if I didn't know they were going to buy it on their way here.  I just need to stop making excuses for myself and get some will power. 
Lets hope next week I will have another loss and not "staying even"....I could always leave my "soon" jeans attached to the fridge.