Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday December 27,2008 weight loss update

Well this week i ended up doing things a little different due to Christmas and my finger.

One thing I will have to say with everything different going on this week it didn't end up being a successful weight loss week. I actually gained 4.6 pounds. I now weigh 290.8 pounds. There are plenty or reasons why I feel this happened.

1) Diet wise over all I think was OK however I am used to having breakfast and I really didn't eat much breakfast all last week.

2) I drank more pop than i normally do. I also didn't drink as much water as i normally do.

3) Exercising I know i didn't work out as hard as I have been in the past. When the gym was closed because of Christmas I could have done some exercises at home but at that time i didn't think about it.

4) when i was weighing in at weight watchers i am not sure if i had my car keys in my pocket or not. But when i was leaving weight watchers I couldn't find them. When i did find them they were in my shirt pocket. I almost wanted to ask them if i could do a redo and weigh again. But i decided not to. Who knows how much difference that would have made anyways.

I was really disappointed in myself that i had gained that much in one week. But then i had to sit back and realize how much better i feel and am today compared to Back in May. Last week also made me realize how important it is for me to get the exercise. I miss it and my body is to used to having it.

Now is the time to be thinking what will your New Years resolution be this year? Mine will be A) staying focused on losing weight. B) continue staying away from gambling. It has been 2 months now. If you focus one day at a time you can get through anything I am learning.

For succeeding in everything that i have been able to do these last 4 months I ended up rewarding myself with a pedicure last Friday. I ended up getting my toes painted every other one green and red. They look really neat even though not that many people get to see them since it is winter time. But it was still fun.

Hope you all have a Happy New Years Eve.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday Demember 20,2008 Weight Loss update

Sorry it took me a little while you update you all. I have been a little side tracked.

Well I made it through another holiday week full of a lot of different treats being delivered to the dental office. I have noticed that I am thinking more about is this really worth me eating this certain treat or not. When I see a certain treat siting there I will walk away from it at first, and find something else to do before Ijust jump right into eating it. Then most likely regretting it later that I just ate whatever.

Now last week I did end up gaining some weight. However it was only .8 of a pound. I am at 57 pounds since and September and 69 pounds lost since May. I now weigh 286.2 pounds.

I know when i first started this web site that I mentioned that I was going through some life changes. Well, besides the weight issues I have been going through other problems. (1) gambling issues. I love the penny slot machines especially the ones that have bonus rounds, Scratch tickets, keno. I have self banned myself from the casinos for life. I am now going to weekly GA meetings. It has been 7 weeks now for me without any type of gambling it has been wonderful. I will say there are times that I think about it plenty of times. But, I have gotten this far and I don't want to start from day 1 again. I focus 1 day at a time. (2) Shopping issues. I love to shop and buy whatever will make me happy at that second. In most cases a day or a week later I have forgotten all about some of the items. You can only do those thing for so long before you realize you now are having financial problems. Which totally with every thing combined only makes you feel even better about your life. One safe thing I thought I had was eating and not exercising. well we all know where that lead me exactly to the person that I was in May and not the person that I am today. A much happier and healthier person. I understand it took awhile to get the way I was and it will take awhile to lose all the excess wait. But I will get through it the best way that i can.

I am so happy that I have taken all the pictures that I have this far. Me doing this web site has also helped a lot too. It has helped to get my feelings about things out and to hear and see how many people out there are cheering me through all of this. I did learn something last week. I have been going through every other week counseling. I have been dismissed from treatment until further notice. I was also told that my counselor is available anytime and to call or e-mail when I need to. And NOT to wait until things get out of control like they were.

I can't wait for the holidays to get here. I want to see whoever I can to show then how much I have changed since the last time they saw me. I feel kinda like a baby. Instead of people oohing and awing over how much a baby has grown since the last time they saw it. But how much I have shrunk since the last time they have seen me.

Well I have one last other thing to talk about tonight. My first workout injury. I really hope the last. well yesterday Saturday morning at 8:00 AM. Before weight watchers I was at the gym working out. I was using the medicine ball. I was in the gym throwing the ball against the wall and picking it up and throwing it again. My left pinkie finger got in the way. I thought I had jammed it. So I quit doing that. I went and did the treadmill for awhile. I then moved on throughout the day. My finger was starting to hurt,swell,and bruise more. So I decided to go to mid west minor medical before I go out for the night around 4:30 or 5:00PM. when I got their they took x rays and then the DR. came back and told me that I had broken 3 bones in my pinkie finger. I now have to wear a split of 6 weeks. I learned real quick that putting gloves on over the splint and finger feels real good. Hurts like heck. I then bought some mittens much better. Working Monday at the dental office should be pretty exciting and interesting.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

More about me

well it is Saturday night. I had to work at Hollywood video tonight. At times we weren't that busy. I had some time to think more about this website and a question that I have been asked a couple of times now. (Why haven't I mentioned anything about my starting weight and where I am today?)

The answer is that I am embarrassed and ashamed that I got as heavy as I was. But by now I am accepting that I was 355 pounds in May, and have moved on from that. I guess that you could possibly say that I was being selfish and not letting anyone know this information. Each week I feel better knowing how far I have come. I am understanding more and more how letting people know what my heaviest weight was that it can be motivational knowing that to some people.

Whether or not you need or what to lose any weight and have tried or thought about trying I hope I have given some motivation to you that If I can do this journey anyone can succeed at it as well.

I will have a new monthly picture soon.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday December 13,08 Weight loss update

Well this week I had a cold and was not exercisng as much as I have in the the past. So I wasn't sure how today was going to end up at Weight Watchers. I ended up losing another 2.6 pounds for the week. A total of 57.8 pounds since September and 69.8 pounds since May. I now weigh 285.4 pounds. I have 7 more pounds that I would love to lose by January 3,2009. I should be able to do that.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday December 6,08 weight loss update.

I am very excited and proud of myself. I was out of town last weekend. Friday after Thanksgiving. So I didn't get to Weight Watchers last week. Today I weighed in for 2 weeks. I really wasn't sure how this Saturday was going to go. With being Thanksgiving, and going out of town. Well I am happy to say I lost 5.8 pounds for the 2 weeks. So that is a total of 67 pounds since May and 55 pounds since I started my journey. I now weigh 288.0 pounds.

With me going through this weight loss journey and talking to everyone about it I have noticed that some people around me are paying more attention to what they are eating and exercising more often. In the past 2 weeks I have gotten one of my friends Michelle to join Weight Watchers and today she joined 24 hour fitness. Way to go.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Greetings to everyone,
My name is Becky. I have been going through some life changes lately. With these changes I decided to try to start up this site to tell everyone about my current weight loss success story, and journey. I will eventually have pictures to go along with this. So here it goes.

I am that person that's unhappy, depressed, and over weight. I know I need to go to the gym and exercise and go on a diet but I don't want to. I am the person that kept the fast food restaurants in business. About 5 years ago I thought I would try a gym membership somewhere. I chose 24 hour fitness, that way I would not be able to make up excuses about the hours available to work out and the variety of different locations available.

After I joined 24 hour fitness it lasted about 1 year. I was going about 3-4 times a week. When I was there I would spend about 1/2 hour on the treadmill and then I would go to water aerobics when it was available. That was the maximum of my workout. With time that was getting to be pretty boring so I quit coming. Then I began not to watch what I was eating. In the mean time I have kept up my membership by paying every month. Then thinking plenty of times this is a waste of my money.

I knew at some point in time I would make it back through those doors. I just didn't expect it to take this long. In May of 2008 I decided it was time to do something better for me. So at that point of time I started watching a little bit better what I was eating but that is as far as I got. I could say at this time I was thinking about getting back to the gym. More time passed by now it is almost the end of the summer and I have not made much progress.

Then the Friday before Labor Day August 22,2008, a light bulb just turned on in my head. It is time for a life change for real now. You are going to get on a diet plan and get back to the gym. So come Saturday August 23,2008 I was up early to go to my first weight watcher meeting at 6:30 A.M. Then around 11:30 that day I decided to go back to 24 hour fitness and talk to someone about my membership. At this time I spent about an extra 30 minutes sitting in my car thinking about excuses and better things to be doing with my time. I then proceeded to make it through those big doors. I asked up at the front desk if there was a personal trainer available. This guy (I find out his name is Adam) comes up and asks me how he can help me?

I then begin to tell Adam I want to use the personal trainer visits. I don't know at this point and time what I am able to do physically because of how bad I am out of shape. I have made it through those doors and I am here to get into shape and live a healthier and happier life. I will try anything anything you can think of just show me and be patient with me.

By now I am totally committed to working out and putting all my effort into it. My workouts keep getting better and longer. I am currently at the gym about 5-6 days a week working out. My workouts consist of the basic gym things, water aerobics, swimming, and yoga. I have personal training session about 1 time a week with Adam. I look forward to that 1 personal training day that I can work with Adam; that way he can see how I have improved from the week before. He has mentioned plenty of times how well I am doing and how much better my workouts are. And how much better I look. I have been told I am like the shrinking machine. Whatever you put into your workout is the results you will have.

I am starting to look forward to going to the gym. I also enjoy being at the gym. I used to think to myself, "is it time for me to leave yet?" At this time I have lost a total of 62 pounds since May; 50 of those pounds have been lost during the last 14 weeks that I have been coming to 24 hour fitness and going to Weight Watchers.

What has helped me the most is having Adam as my trainer. He is very motivational and determined for me to pass all my individual goals step by step that I have through this process. All of the other workers are wonderful here also. I could not have done so well without all this support. I now have a new trainer and her name is Jill. I am going to continue my journey in progress with her. I still workout with Adam once in awhile.

Something I read recently hit home with me-:Once you replace negative thought with positive ones, you'll start having positive results". This has become very true for me personally.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday August23,08-Saturday November 15,08 weight loss updates.Before doing this blog.

8/23/08 My weight watcher starting weight was 343.2 pounds. I lost 12 pound between May and now. I have been meaning to update you guys on my previous weeks of weight loss or gain before I started this blog.

8/30/08 I lost 10.2 pounds. I now weigh 333.0
9/06/08 I lost .2 pounds. I now weigh 332.8 pounds. A total of 10.4 pounds lost at W.W .
9/13/08 I lost 5.0 pounds. I now weigh 327.8 pounds. A total of 15.4 pounds lost at W.W.
9/20/08 I lost 5.2 pounds. I now weigh 322.2 pounds. A total of 20.6 pounds lost at W.W.
9/27/08 I lost 4.4 pounds. I now weigh 317.8 pounds. A total of 25.4 pounds lost at W.W.
10/04/08 I lost 3.6 pounds. I now weigh 314.2 pounds. A total of 29.0 pounds lost at W.W.
10/11/08 I lost 5 pounds. I now weigh 309.2 pounds. A total of 34 pounds lost at W.W. first 10%
10/17/08 I lost 2.8 pounds. I now weigh 306.4 pounds. A total of 36.8 pounds lost at W.W.
10/25/08 I lost 6.0 pounds. I now weigh 300.4 pounds. A total of 42.8 pounds lost at W.W.
11/01/08 I gained 2.6 pounds. I now weigh 303.0 pounds. A total of 40.2 pounds lost at W.W.
11/08/08 I lost 4.2 pounds. I now weigh 298.8 pounds. A total of 44.4 pounds at W.W.
11/15/08 I lost 3.4 pounds. I now weigh 295.4 pounds. A total of 47.8 pounds at W.W.
11/22/08 I lost 1.6 pounds. I now weigh 293.8 pounds. A total of 49.4 pounds at W.W.