Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Day 25
I decided yesterday that I want a fitness goal to work towards to get my butt motivated. I first thought I could run for a cause like strokes, MS, cancer, tumors, something that has or is affecting someone close to me. I looked into all of them and they all do full marathons 26.2 miles. I decided that I am going to run instead for me. I am going to sign up for a marathon either the weekend before my 30th birthday or the weekend after. There are 5k which is 3.1 miles at 2 different locations. The first marathon is called surf city usa and is in Huntington Beach, this is significant because it is the original beach trip location. The other is on catalina island and is alot more hills and incline. I am aiming for Surf City Usa on Feb. either 2nd or 3rd. I decided to be crazy and told Shawn about it. He is all in and wants to run with me. You run down the beach on the bike trails, down the pier, and through the main street of Huntington where all the shops are. I am getting names of anyone else who wants to join us. The entrance fee is $25.00 There are 2 reasons why I chose Feb. 1, It will be 30th b-day. 2, I would love to meet my goal weight by then. Last bonus it might actually be cool temp. wise. So let the training begin. YIKES!
I weighed in this morning at 195.2 I finally hit 21 pounds and can now officially get my new tattoo. Ok so it's not new it's just fixing the one I already have so please don't freak out people. I have a few people who are asking me to post new pics and I will. When I started I decided to do them every month. My 1 month is this coming Sat. So look for a new pic early next week. I took my before pics in my bra and undies so I don't know if I will actually post all my glory on here or not. Well I am off to try to be a Forrest Gump and start running.
Ali "Gump"

Monday, July 30, 2007

Day 24 sorry I have not posted all weekend. After the week we had last week we did nothing all weekend. Sat. we slept in, BBQ in the backyard and watched a movie. It was just what we all needed. Sun we went to Bass Pro Shop, bought the final color paint for both of our unfinished rooms, Chris and Ali H. came over and hung out, and Matt came over last night. Bass Pro shop is amazing. It is like an amusment park, they have everything and anything you could think of in that store. If you have a free day I would recommend checking it out because words can't describe it. We chose a blue for our tv room and we are getting a cool bass picture to hang above the fireplace, we are going for a man den feel. Chris, Ali, Zoe, and Tommy came over and swam and ate dinner, it is always fun to catch up with them. Last Matt came over at about 10pm and played video games with Shawn after telling us about his trip to Tennessee and going to a place called Dolly's dixie roundup. Woke up this morning with Matt's company, he had fallen asleep on the couch. I always told Shawn that I wanted a comfy house where people felt so at home they could fall asleep. Matt proves that we have succeded at this. For some reason my computer is not letting me start a new paragraph so I am sorry if this is one big run on. _________________I weighed in this morning at 195.4 I am at 20.8 pounds. I got stuck for a few days back at 19.5 but not we are back in action. I have tough days but I seem to be getting better. I not have a bite of something if I really want to. Yesterday Chris and Ali brought over brownie bites, I did have 1/2 of one. It was really good but I did not need 4-5 of them to know they are yummy. Well I am off to do all my daily household duties. Have a great day.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Day 21
I once heard that it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. I have officially been on this diet for 21 days so it should become a habit right? Pizza went really well last night. We had alot of fun with the crazy, loud Brenner Family. I did eat antipasta salad with a few slices of meat and cheese. stopped before we went to dinner and got a grilled chicken breast as my main meal. I did have cheese which I normally don't have and I took 1 bite of pizza and 1 mini bite of chocolate cake. I called the night a success. I also had tons of comments on how you can definitly tell that I am losing the weight which was awesome. I got my 23 pound gift from my Mother in law Connie which is not sitting on my fireplace staring at me. Hi to all the girls at City of Industry Chamber of Commerce and thanks for reading this:)
I have had a few people ask who sponsored what pounds or tell me that they want more pounds and what are available so I am going to post my pound sponsors on my blog for all to see. If you want to add yourself on just let me know by email.

Help Ali to her goal chart
1- _____41-Shawn 81-_____
2-_____ 42-_____ 82- _____
3-_____ 43-_____ 83-JimandKim
4-_____ 44-_____ 84- ______
5-_____ 45-Ali P._ 85-Shawn
6-_____ 46-Tiana
7- _____47-Corrine
8- _____48-
9- _____49-
10-Mom Wood__ 50-Mom Wood
11-Tiana __51-
12-Cody__ 52-
13-______ 53-
14- ______54-

15-Ali P ___55-Jim and Kim
16- ______56-
17- ______57-Carrie Jones.
18-______ 58-Shawn, Dad
19- ______59-
20-Mom Wood 60-Mom Wood
21-Shawn ___61-
22-Pauline__ 62-
23-Mom Brenner 63-
24-Bri _____64-
-Ali P. ___65-Ali P.
26- _______66-
27-_______ 67-

28- _______68-Garrett
29- _______69-
30-Mom Wood 70-Mom Wood
31-JeanneandRandy 71-
32- _______72-
33- _______73-

34-_______ 74-Shawn
35-Ali P____ 75-PamandDirk
36-_______ 76-
37- _______77-

38-Cody ____78-
39-Garrett__ 79-
40-Mom Wood 80-Mom Wood

I weighed in this morning at 196.8 so I am up alittle from yesterday. Sorry Mom I am not giving the earrings back. I am hoping to be back at an even 20 tommorow. Thanks everyone for reading I really do enjoy all the support.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Day 20
I am at 20 pounds lost! Yeah. For some reason 20 seems like such a big milestone. I also got to open that stupid 20 pound gift that has been staring at me everyday. I now own a fantastic pair of brighton earrings that match my 10 pound bracelet. So all in all today has been a good day.
Yesterday I decided to try some exercise programs that we have tivo'd. I started out with belly dancing and the boys joined in. Belly dancing is not easy. I consider myself to be pretty cordinated and I was so lost. We turned it off and did hip hop dancing. Much more my style. I must say this is a program that I will only be doing when Shawn is not home or better said only in front of the kids. I look like a total weirdo. It was fun but man am I out of shape.
Tonight we are going to a family birthday party at a pizza joint. I am hyping myself up so I won't eat anything I am not supposed to. Pizza is not my favorite food so I think I am going to be just fine. If there were Hershey bars or cheese fries I might be in trouble.
Enjoy the sunshine,

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Day 19
Last night we were not able to go to Bass Pro Shop because Shawn has been working his butt off lately. He has been going in early and staying really late. I feel really bad that he is working so hard for our family. Ok well we had a great dinner of bbq artichokes and chicken, Yum. After dinner we asked the boys to pick a family movie for all of us and they picked Ghostbusters. We layed around and enjoyed each others company, I even threw in a foot rub for Shawn. We are going to go to BAss this weekend or next week instead.
I weighed in this morning at 198.2 up 1 pound from yesterday. During dinner we were talking about artichokes and how much fiber they have. I think my body is not used to so much fiber in 1 sitting. I have the worst stomach ache this morning. We might from now on make artichokes a special occasion food. I am ok with 1 pound up becasue I know 2 things, 1 I am still down for the week, and 2 the weight will come back off. 3 pounds and I am getting my tattoo redone. I am getting wildflowers that represent something to me. I am getting a daffodil becasue it is my favorite, a stargazer lily becasue it was our wedding flower, an iris for my Grandma Mary, and a few more if they can fit it all. I am excited because I have been wanting my tatto redone for years and I am almost there. Yeah.
Have a glorious day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Day 19
I had my first experiance with mowing the lawn yesterday. I decided that when Shawn came home I wanted the house and yard to be clean and pretty. I woke up threw on my tennis shoes and went for it. I have never mowed a lawn and don't have a clue how to work a lawnmower. I took me a good 20 min. to figure out the mower and how to attach the catcher and turn it on. Off I went thinking I am awesome and can do this. The lawn mower turns off after about 2 passes. Oh no I broke the lawn mower. I pull it all apart to figure out what happened, Duh you have to empty the grass out of the catcher. Off I went again. I am sweating my A-- off. This is not an easy job. It took my a whole good hour to finish. I weed wacked, used a blower, and hosed it all down. Not only did I do a great job on the lawn I also learned something new that no one can take away from me. I was on top of the world. I will say this next time I am for sure going to help Shawn or bring him homemade lemonade.
So I weighed in this morning at 197.2 yeah for the whoosh fairy. That brings me to 19 pounds. I have never in my life lost 19 pounds. I teased Shawn that he is my muse. He left and my weight bearly moved, he comes back and 2 pounds over night. Maybe the whoosh fairy went on vacation too. Shawn is home, he was tired and fell asleep right after dinner but there is something so comforting about being in the same room as him. Tonight we might try to go to the new Bass Pro Shop. I'll let you all know how awesome it is.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Day 17
Shawn gets home today! The boys are already counting donw until they get to see him. I have to make it short and sweet again because I have to start the homeschooling for the boys in about 2 min. We have a jam packed day of laundry, mopping, all the fun get ready for Shawn to have a nice evening at home stuff.
I weighed in this morning at 199 so that brings us to 17.2 pounds so far. I am waiting for the whoosh fairy again to come and take a pound over night again soon. I did not make it to 21 pounds before Shawn got home but hey I am under 200 a place I have not been in at least 3 years. We have a family dinner on Thursday and I am excited to see everyone. I feel like we haven't see Shawns family in quite awhile my only problem what do you eat at a pizza place. Salads the word I guess.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Day 16
One thing I love about Shawn being gone is that I can watch stupic girl movies and cry with no one caring. Last night I watched Love comes softly and Loves abiding promise on the hallmark channel. I have seen them before but there is something much more gratifying when you can ball your eyes out if you want. I need to get the next one in the series for the next time Shawn is gone(He is in Texas for business Aug.1,2,3). We used to tease my Mom becasue she cried at the news, commercial, stories, books, you name it she could cry to it. I think it is like they say becareful who you tease because it will come back and bite you. I can now cry at just about anything. I have learned if you blow up towards you eyes it keeps you from crying. I use this tactic at least once a day.
Ok so on with the pound stuff. I weighed in this morning at 199.2 which brings me to 17 pounds. I am getting excited because I have sponsors coming up for 20-25. The rest of my weight loss they are spread out every 3-5 pounds but this is the one good clump that I have. I am excited to see what people have planned as modivation for me. Exciting!
Well have a great Sun. I am getting ready for Shawn to come home tommorow. Yeah!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Day 15 week 2 weigh in
After a crazy day yesterday I am looking for a day of relaxation. Garrett has a double ear infection. He is on 2 antibiotics. He already feels a ton better today. Even better is that the doctor we ended up going to was fantastic and Garrett really liked her. So instead of driving to Chino Hills for a great Doc we found one less the 2 miles away.
My Mom came over yesterday to watch the two other boys while we were at the doc. we had salads for dinner and a nice evening. My Mom also brought over my 20 pound surprise It is sitting on my fireplace reminding me to get to 20.
I am in Onederland. This mean my weigh now starts in a 1. Yeah. I weighed in this morning at 199.8. My weeks total was 5 pounds which brings my 2 weeks to a total of 16.4 pounds. People are asking if you can tell and I must say I feel alot better with more energy but I don't think you can really tell yet. I have heard the magic number is 30 pounds.
Have a fantastic weekend.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Day 14
My blog today is going to be short and sweet. Garrett woke up with a bad case of swimmers ear this morning. His doc couldn't see him until Aug 3rd. I spent the morning calling the insurance company crying and screaming like a crazy woman but I got my way. Garrett has an appointment with a different doc. this afternoon. Yeah one small accomplishment.
I weighed in this morning at 201.2 so I am up .2 normally I would give up at the first sign of weight gain but instead I am going to work harder. Tomorrow is my 2 week weigh in. I can't complian to much because I have lost 15 pounds in less then 2 weeks. We are just going to look at the big picture.
Well I will write more tomorrow. Have a great rest of the day.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Day 13
Well I weighed in this morning at 201.0 again. So this is the first day that I have not lost anything. I am ok with a no loss because they say that on this diet you get whooshes. A whoosh is where you may stay that same or even gain a little and then whoosh you wake up weigh in and lose like 1-3 pounds.
I think I over did ot a little yesterday. I did 30 min of circuit training and then at the end of the day cleaned the house for like 2 hours. I did all the stuff that you put off like cleaning toy closets and junk drawers. I still stayed low on my calories and fat but my carbs were at the upper limit. I was hungry all day. I don't know if I was hungry or just nervous that Shawn was flying.
Shawn made it to Oregon. He called to let me know that his flight was delayed by like a half hour. He called me later to tell me that they still landed at the time they should have if they had not been delayed HMM. I am not sure how that worked. Anyways he is safe and sound and going tube fishing with Jim and golfing while he is there. I am happy for him, he need a break every once in awhile.
I'll write again tomorrow. Hoping for the whoosh fairy to come tonight.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Well Shawn leaves for Oregon today. He went to work early this morning and leaves from work to the airport this afternoon. His flight is at 5pm and he returns Mon. at 9am. I have 5 days to work my butt off If I am going to reach my mini goal of being 20 pounds lighter(then my start weight) by Monday night. My first sponsored pound for Shawn is 21 and would love it if when I next saw him I was there.
I finally brought in the treadmill yesterday. I also while walking around Wal mart got a great deal on a mini trampoline. I guess that one of the things in exercise is called rebounding. Rebounding is where you dance and jump on a trampoline as your carbio. I ordered a dvd to do rebounding dance. I will let everyone know if this craze is all it is cracked up to be. So my living room looks like a mini gym. I have my bike, treadmill, and trampoline, I can circuit train in my own living room and save the curves membership. I also love tivo. I am setting the tivo up to record some fun workouts so that if I want a break from circuit training there it is waiting for me.
So for todays weigh in I am at 201.0 that takes me to 15.2 pounds total in 11 days. I am doing a strick version of my diet for the next few days if an effort to get the 5.8 pounds off I want to lose in the next 6 days. Wish me luck. I wanted to remind you also that my first mini goal was to be under 200 by Sept. 20th for my first day of school. I am 2 pounds away from that goal and still have 2 months to go. I love this diet. I still eat but the pounds are melting off. I have done a ton of diets before and this is the first one where I don't feel like my life revolves around food. I don't wait for the next meal. I actually had gotten so fed up with my weight that I did not give my self the chance to fail. Thanks to everyone for reading this, keeping me accountable, and supporting me along this path.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Day 11
I got an exercise bike! Funny story. I decided yesterday morning that I was just going to go and buy an exercise bike. I had a certain amount that I could spend and I was out the door. I went to Walmart where I found the perfect one. Under budget so in the cart. I pay get it in my car and I am driving home. My cell rings and it is my Sis in law Jeanne. She had been reading this blog and seen that I was going to save up for one. Turns out that She and Randy have one they are not using and asks if I want it. I am so excited, it is almost the same one as I had purchased. I got on it this morning and did 30 min and 6 miles. Thank to Randy and Jeanne so much.
I had no idea that people would actually read my blog. I get people everyday that call or tell me that they are reading it. The pressure is on now. I have to make sure I write something interesting.
So I weighed in this morning at 202.0 so I am at a total of 14.2 pounds in 10 days. I can't believe that I have lost that much already. I have to say the diet is not easy. I have alot of restrictions but I think they are worth it. Shawn is leaving for Oregon tomorrow and my goal is to be 20 pounds lighter then my start weight when he returns. I have 7 days to lose 5.8 pounds. We shall see if it is possible. Root me on people.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Day 10
Well we finally watched Borat yesterday. I can tell you all to save your money and don't waste your time. It was funny in a stupid way but pretty dumb. We also went swimming at my Grandma's house in Monrovia. My Brother, Brandy, Brandy's sister Jess and nephew Eian, Pam and family, and my Mom. It is always nice to go up there and see my Grandma and here her stories. After swimming we went back to my Mom's hung out and ordered pizza. I did take one bite of the pizza because it looked so yummy, it was not as good as it looked. I instead had a yummy salad with chicken and balsamic. My brother is working on an old truck at my Mom's and all the kids wanted to squeeze inside and honk the horn. It was fun and relaxing.
So this morning I was expecting a small loss because I had a pretty good one the night before. I jumped on and I saw a 202.6 I weighed myself a few times to make sure it was right. That brings me to 13.6 pounds in 10 days. So we still did not bring in the treadmill. We found all kinds of other things to do. I guess you can tell that it is not one of my priorities. Maybe today.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Day 9
We had the best family day at the zoo. We saw tons of animals and got a really good workout doing it. It was pretty hot so we drank alot of water. We packed a lunch so that I would not have problems finding something to eat. We sat at a nice shaded table and ate, it was really nice. We came home and made taco's. Shawn and the boys had regular taco's and I made a taco salad.
I weighed in this morning at 204.2 that brings me to 12 total pounds. Cody sponsored 12 so I got a fantastic homemade card this morning from an excited little boy. Garrett now wants to know how many weeks until I get to his number of 39. I also got my 10 pound sponsor from my Mom yesterday, she got me a fantastic brigton bracelet. When I get to pound 50 I get the matching necklace. Thanks Mom. Well SHawn and I are setting up the treadmill today. I have a love hate relationship with that thing. I love to have it and look at it but I hate to actually use it. I am going to save up for a stationary bike. I find the bike a little less painful on my legs. So hopefully soon I will start telling all of you how I now LOVE to excercise. Ok most likely not but I can try.
Have a great Sunday.
12 pound lighter Ali

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Day 8 and week 1 weigh in
I wish I could start this day's blog by singing at the top of my lungs for you or by doing a funny dance but instead I will just tell you I have the biggest smile ever one my face. I had my week one weigh in this morning. I started last Sat at 216.2 and weighed in this morning at 204.8 that is 11.4 pounds in one week. I think now you can understand why I am so excited.
I am excited but I have earned it. Yesterday was by far the hardest day I have had yet. I had the worst cravings ever. I wanted cookies, chocolate, basically anything sweet. I thought could I just chew it and taste it and then spit it out. I drank more water yesterday then I think I have in my entire life. I pushed through and made it. I can say that I was rewarded this morning by a 2 pounds weight loss over night. Yeah for me.
Have a great weekend, I know I will.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Day 7
Well I was a little dissapointed this morning when I stept on the scale. I got a lose but not a big one. I am not at 206.8 I was really hoping to be at 206.2 for my 10 pounds lost. I guess we will have to wait for tommorrow. On the other hand I can't be to upset. I have lost 9.4 pounds in less the 1 week. I have heard if your not losing pounds then your losing inches. I am not sure how this works or if it is even true but for today I will say I am losing inches. Anyways yeah for me. No pitty parties in this blog.
The boys and I are off to the LA zoo today. Hopefully it is not too hot for us. We found out it will $20 for all of us to go. Should be fun. I also think it will be a good workout the LA zoo has a ton of hills.
We are free the whole weekend to do whatever we want as a family. Shawn is in Oregon next week from Wed to Mon. so we are using this weekend to hang out. I love weekends where you have no real plans. We are going to rent some movies. Someone told me to rent Borat. We heard it was super funny. Lets hope so. Last night we watched Bridge to Terabithia, it is a childrens movie but it has a very sad ending. We were a little surprised that they did an ending like this in a kids movie. So if you have any really good movie advice drop me a comment. I would love to hear from you.
Have a great weekend.
tomorrow is my 1 week weigh in.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Day 6
I had a much better day yesterday. I went out and bought protein shake mix so that even when I am not hungry I still have some calories. I got chocolate and after 5 days of nothing sweet it was the best treat ever. I also went through some weight watchers cookbooks that I have and found a bunch of recipies that I can still have if I just tweak them a bit.
Today I am going to try to plan something educational, low cost, and fun for the boys to go see. I am homeschooling them for the summer in an attempt to get them caught up to where they should be. Wish me luck.
Ok so the moment you have all been waiting for I weighed in this morning at 207.2. This is more then 9 pounds in 6 days. Look out Mom and Tiana I am getting really close to pounds 10 and 11. I got a few sponsors at the beggining of my mission but a ton around pound 20. I am hoping by day 30 to be at 20 pounds lost. My first mini goal was to be less then 200 by the time I start at CSU San Bernardino on Sept 20 I am feeling really great about getting to that goal. If I get to 194.5 before then I will have lost 10% of my body weight and get to buy some new school clothes on Shawn as one of my goals. Shawn is being really supportive and doesn't mind my tuna in a bowl at the dinner table as long as I make then something else. Thanks also to a few people who have been calling and checking in on my progress.
I will admit one more thing today. I am usually not a competitive person but one of my main modivations is my Mom. She has lost almost 60 pounds. We now talk almost daily to see who's lost what that day and check in with what we are both at. Thanks Mom.
I also added a yucky pic that I thought of as a modivation. This was from our beach trip this year. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Day 5
Good Morning. Ok well I am weighing in this morning at 208.8 so that takes us to 7.6 pounds so far. I know .2 is alot smaller then what I have been doing but let me tell you why my jaw dropped to even see a loss this morning.
We went to Rainforest Cafe for dinner for Cody's birthday. Rainforest cafe I must tell you know that I have been there while trying to eat healthy is not a good choice for dieters. I took my dressing and got a side salad with just lettace. All of their salads, fish, and chicken are fried, coated with something, stuffed with something, nothing is a good option. I looked in the appetizer section and they had lettace wraps with lime grilled chicken breast, veggies, and rice noodles. I ordered it with no rice noodles but they were still on the plate when it came so I pushed them to the side and did not touch them. Here was the shocker the grilled chicken was not grilled at all instead it was small chunks of chicken swimming in teriyaki sauce and the veggies were also in a dressing. I did not want to return the food and ruin Cody's night so I just dealt with it. I filled 2 giant lettace leaves with alot of veggies and a little bit of chicken. I tried my best to get as little sauce from the chicken as I could but I still was not very succesful.
Another thing I learned is I love food, ok I already knew this but man was it hard to not nibble any of Shawn's crab stuffed shrimp or bread. What I do need to really work on is portion control. I got up from the table really full. I should have eaten less.
Anyways after dinner I came home and the web does not offer nutritional info you have to email the company for it. So to judge how bad I really did I can't even do, maybe it is better that way.
SOrry about the long post but now you can see why I am even glad that the scale went down this morning.
Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Day 4
Today is Cody's 7th birthday, Happy Birthday Cody. So for his birthday we let him pick whatever he wanted for dinner. We are going to rainforest cafe for Mac and cheese. I looked the menu up online and it looks like I'll be able to get either a salad and take my own dressing or a piece of fish or chicken with veggies. Hopefully it goes well.
Ok so this morning I woke uo to 209. that is a total of 7.4 pounds in 3 days. I had a yummy salad yesterday with shrimp, spinich, and hard boiled egg with a balsamic vingar dressing. One thing I am having kind of a hard time with is staying low on carbs and fat but getting enough calories. I have a few web sites that I am going to be looking at for ideas. I think I just need more protein. I am going to Henry's later this week to get a protein shake mix. One thing I heard about was that on this diet you are not very hungry. I am finding that I am not hungry to eat but that my stomach is hungry so I am going to throw a protein shake in and see how that goes. I also am adding in sugar free jello and sugar free popsicles as a treat. Last but not least I am trying not to eat after 7 pm.
Well I will let you know how dinner goes tomorrow morning when I write. Have a great evening everyone and I'll catch ya later.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Day 3
Well my headache is still here. After I got moving yesterday it was much better so I once again have coffee in hand. I woke up this morning thinking that I didn't really want to get on the scale and be disapointed. It is funny how if that number doesn't change then we can throw a whole day down the drain. All you dieters know what I mean. I was once again a little taken back when it read 210.4 that is almost 6 pounds in 2 days. I read that this diet you lose alot at first but on good old weight watchers I never lost more thin 3-4 pounds in 1 week. I can tell you with loses like that it makes it easier to get up and eat eggs, tuna, and chicken one or two more days. I have had a few people ask what diet I am going to be doing well it is a low fat, low carb, high protein diet, kinds like adkins but no high fat anything. No high fat means no pizza without the crust no burgers without the bun but loaded with mayo. It is alot of low fat proteins like chicken, seafood, turkey, and ham with lots of veggies except peas and corn. If anyone wants the specifics I am glad to pass them around. I also woke up this morning to a batch of new pound sponsors yeah! It is the best feeling to know I have support from even the people I do not see on a normal basis. Thanks again everyone for reading and supporting.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Day 2
I woke up this morning with what I like to call the ickies that feeling the first few days on a diet when your head feels like it is going to explode. I now have a cup of coffee in hand in an attempt to fight off this headache. I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning I am not sure if it is the no sugar or staying up past midnight. I like to blame it on the sugar. I jumped on the scale this morning just to see if it had even moved and I am down a whole 3 pounds. I am now 213.2. I am officially on my way. I must say that I love the first few weeks of diets. I know alot is just water weight but I don't care, the scale moved. I will take a victory any way I can get it. Shawn is coming home today! It is funny how someone not being around even for a few days makes you miss them so much.
My first thought was to post at night so that later I could add my food journal to the site. I have decided that I am going to post in the morning as a modivation for the day when I get to write how many pounds are gone.
Thanks for reading again.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Ok after a few emails in response to my blog can I just tell all of you that I am a little shocked that I actually put my weight on here for anyone and everyone to see. I just want to be honest in my progress and in how I really am doing. I think one other thing is seeing or hearing other people say your weight confirms that it is real. Ouch! More tomorrow. Also thanks to everyone who has sponsored a pound so far. There are more to go so If you want info on it let me know. Good evening to you all.

Day 1

I heard on the news that today is many peoples luckiest day of the year because of the date 7/7/07. I am hopeful that for a girl who loves the number 7 this is true. I woke up this morning ready to get going on my new lifestyle. Shawn is out of town fishing so I get a few days to get everything set up and in order before I have to make real meals for the family again. I weighed in this morning and am still in shock at the number I saw, 216.2. I cannot believe that I weigh 200 + pounds. I was talking with someone recently about warped body image. I still mentally think I am thinner then I am. I took some before pics which I will post at a later date when I can say this is what I used to look like. I also set up a weight loss folder with my journal and all my tools in one place. One fun thing I am trying is a sponsor a pound for all of my family and friends. They just name the pound and when I reach it they reward me with a nice note, fun day together, something they think will keep me motivated to keep up the work. I am planning on hanging one on my fridge and one by my scale to remind me that I have something to look forward to. I will be posting a daily blog here just to keep trach of how I am feeling, and to keep track of where I am in my journey. Thanks to everyone for the support.