Sunday, November 15, 2009
I am finally, well I would hope by now over my bronchitis and all moved in my new apartment. It also has been a little over a year now since I last gambled.
For my workouts they pretty much have been off and on. I am on a more consistant schedule now thank goodness. For a while I was missing a lot of time at the gym. I am back on track now though. Just recently I ended up quiting 24 hour fitness and switching to another gym Urban Active. I kinda felt bad leaving 24 hour considering how long I was a member there but overall I am happy that I made the change. I decided to change gyms so I would be able to talk to my old trainer Mike more often about my weight loss goals and get his help. One thing I do feel bad about is that my mom joined 24 hour fitness and now I am no longer a member. But I know off and on I can always be her guest at 24 hour.
So far I have lost 106.4 pounds through weight watchers and the gym and a total of 118 pounds. Since May 2008. Just recently I bought a new pair of jeans and I was able to go down another size. That was really exciting.
Well have a good week everyone.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I am hoping this week I can get to the gym more.
It has been now 11 months since I last gambled. I am so excited that I don't do that anymore. Within 2 weeks I will be moving to an apartment. I am getting really excited.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
With me not feeling good this week I decided that it would not be wise for me to participate in the corporate cup run on Sunday September 20,2009. I was looking forward to doing it but I also feel even though I am feeling so much better I will just tire myself out.
Now for the best part of the week. I lost 13.2 pounds. for a total of 115.4 pounds at weight watchers, And a total of 127 pounds since May,2008.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I look forward to moving on with my adventure of losing weight. I figure I am more than half way to my goal. It is amazing what I can do today physically compared to what I could do this time last year. There is no way this time last year I would even be thinking about doing the corporate cup run 6.2 mile. But here I am today i am going to do it. I got my information in the mail that I need. Now i just need Sunday September 20,2009 to get here.
Well weight loss wise this week wasn't that good. I ended up gaining 2.4 pounds. I will work hard to get it off this week.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
So far I have lost 25 pounds with having Mike as my trainer. After getting through my first year I am looking forward to see how much more weight I can lose with having Mike as my trainer. I have had Mike as my trainer since February. So for my track record it is past time for me to get a new trainer. Not that I am saying that I want another one though.
This week I did lose 0.4 pounds. I have lost 101.4 pounds and I now weigh241.8 pounds.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Well this past week was pretty fun and exciting, and adventurous. My aunt and uncle celebrated there 50 Th wedding anniversary. Then they had a surprise 40Th birthday party for their daughter since everybody was in town.
It was so nice to see everybody that was able to come from out of town. A lot of people have not seen how much I have changed in the past year. They were all amazed and excited for me.
Then I also went out of town to see a Friend that lives in Naponee, Ne. A small town close to Minden, NE. Believe me we had a wonderful time together.However, If you are working as hard as I have been at losing weight and getting healthier I would not recommend drinking as much as I did. But o well. We also went tubing down the republican river. It took about 4 hours. That was my first time. I would do that again in a heart beat.
Well for the week I did gain 2.2 pounds. I now weigh 240.8 pounds. I have lost 102 pounds at weight watchers and a total of 114 pounds since May 2008. There are times that I am upset when I gain and then there are times it doesn't bother me. This time it didn't bother me all things considering. I feel lucky that it wasn't more. One of the hard things though was fessing up to Mike my trainer why I had gained.
Now that that weekend and week is over it is time once again to get back on track again.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I knew ahead of time this week was going to be more stressful for me especially at work. The receptionist was on vacation. In the past when I was stressed I would head right to the casino or go play keno. I knew this time was going to be different. I am no longer able to go gamble. On Saturday July 25,2009 will be 9 months without gambling.
Instead i spent that time going to the gym. I spent a lot of time on the elliptical. I think I counted that I did about 30 miles on the elliptical for the week. Normally I do about 2 miles a day.
With me pushing myself so much at the gym this week I ended up losing 7.2 pounds. I now have lost 106.6 pounds Since August 28,2008. And a total of 119 pounds since May 2008. I now weigh 236.6 pounds. I think I am about 9 pounds away from losing 40% of my starting weight.
From my weight watcher meeting this week.
-Nobody wants to come back from vacation with more junk on the trunk. So pack your bags wisely and have a fabulous time whether you stay at home or go a weigh.
I also think about this quite often.
- (from the Rocky Story CD.) NO EASY WAY OUT. This is so true to me there is no easy way out turning your life around. whether it is you are dealing with being over or under weight, gambling problems, alcohol problems, or anything else. Everything takes time and patients to succeed in changing your life when you are ready.
I am so thankful that I have had all the support and encouragement that I have had from everybody around me. It means a lot to me. It helps me get through the tough times. Believe me I have had plenty of those days to. But so many wonderful days.
I am thinking strongly about doing the corporate cup run in September. So we will see.
It is measurement time again at the gym. I am looking forward to having them done this month to see how much I have changed from last month.
With me being on vacation we all know that you don't always follow your diet that well. I did try though. I did end up losing .04 pounds. I am happy that I lost something.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
With me gaining weight last week, I started the new week off pretty dissappointed in myself. I will say this I have come this far and I will continue my journey
Sunday June 14, 2009. I celebrated my 33rd birthday. It was a good day. I sit back and think how far I have come even from this time last year to today. It is so amazing that I was able to turn my life around so quickly.
I did have my measurements taken on Thursday June 18, 2009. With me doing my measurements this month there wasn't much of a change. considering all the ups and downs that I have had this past month. I did end up gaining 3 pounds overall for the month
When I was scheduling with Mike to do my measurements i kept of procrastinating on having them taken. By the time I finally did the measurements i was starting to run out of time. After we did the measurements. I was disappointed in the outcome. I was hoping they would have been more of change. But for the most part everything stayed the same except for the weight. I was walking back to the locker room to get my I Pod when Mike was trying to talk to me but I just kept walking away. I really didn't want to talk to him or anymore else. however, that didn't work out that well. he got my attention and we talked about things. Next thing I new he was offering to meet me at the gym on Friday to workout together. I thought that was really nice. I am hoping that maybe in the future we can do that again. It made the workout time spent go by faster having someone to workout with.
something that I need to work on is my eating and drinking routine on Faraday's. Considering I am always worried on Friday's. I never want to eat or drink much after about 3 pm. that way I know it should be out of my system by the time I weigh in on Saturday mornings. That is the next thing I am going to talk to Mike about.
well this week once again I did end up gaining again for the week. However, this time it was only .8 pounds. I can handle that. I am just wondering what the outcome will be in 2 weeks.
I know for sure that I will not be able to make my weight watcher meeting on Saturday. I will be actually out of town. I will be enjoying myself in Hawaii.
I have learned another great thing about losing all the weight that I have. That would be with flying. In the past I wouldn't be able to buckle my seat belt. depending on who I was traveling with I would eight act like I have my seat belt on or I would just at the flight attendant for a seat belt extender. With this time I didn't have to worry about doing that at all. I was actually able to use the regular one and be able to tighten it up.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
i thought about it for awhile and for some reason I really haven't been to motivated to be going to the gym. I have been going don't get me wrong but I really haven't been putting that much effort into it like I have in the past. Whether you have a personal trainer helping you stay motivated or not should not mean that you start slacking off. You need to keep going on your own.
When I started this week I made a commitment to myself that I would change things around at the gym, diet. I would start focusing harder, staying committed again for the entire This week I actually managed to get to the gym everyday at least once. Then on Wednesday and Friday I was actually at the gym twice a day. I was determined to have a good weight loss this week.
Well this week I ended up losing 6.2 pounds. which is exactly what I needed to lose to reach my 100 pound mark at weight watchers. I have now lost a total of 112 pounds since May 2008. I now weigh 243.2 pounds. With me losing that 100 pounds I was presented with a certificate congratulating me from weight watchers. I also got a new 100 pound magnet and another weight to add to my key chain.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This week I was planning on going to weight watchers like I normally do every Saturday morning. However, on my way to the gym I noticed I was having some car problems so I dealt with that instead of going to weight watchers this week. I could have gone another day but I have decided to go ahead and wait until next Saturday and go.
I am done with my personal training time for right now at the gym. However, Mike is willing to work up an exercise routine that I work on for about 2 weeks then I go back to him and he changes it. I still go to my water aerobics class.
Here is an update on my milestones that I have reached since coming back to the gym in August 2008. Thank you Adam (my first trainer) for being so motivational for me in the beginning and now. We all wondered how far will I actually go and will I stick with it. Here I am today still at it. Not planning on quiting anytime soon either. I have come so far and so much further yet to go. Thank you also to my other trainers that I have had or have Jill, Mike and April (water aerobics instructor)
8-23-08, 1) walked through those big doors
10-11-08, 2) lost my 1st 10% of my starting weight
11-8-08, 3) weighed under 300 pounds
12-23-08 4) (not a milestone) but I broke my pinkie
1-10-09, 5) lost 20% of my starting weight
4-3-09, 6) weighed under 250 pounds
4-18-09. 7) lost 30% of my starting weight
6-09, 8) losing 100 pounds since August when I started
5-13-09, 8) while doing my monthly measurements I found out that I have now lost 15 inches off my waste. To give you an example of that. when I started in August my dental scrub pant was a 5X. They were actually getting to be to tight. Which I definitely can't wear anymore. I then switched awhile ago to a 3X. Last week I noticed that those were getting to be to big. So I went and bought another new pair. Well I am so amazed but they are XL. They are a little tight but they are wearable.
With losing all this weight. And having more energy, confidence, better self esteem this summer I am in the process of learning how to golf. I have never golfed in my life other than put put. Next month I will be taking a class. I have been out several times to hit balls. Then on memorial day my mom and aunt felt like being adventurous. We went ahead and played golf on a golf course. I did have fun and want to do it again. I am happy to say that I didn't lose a ball like my mom did. Especially on the first hole. However the score needs a lot of improvement 73. But, hay I am learning and the people behind us had plenty of time to rest.
I have also gone now 7 months without gambling. I have so much to look forward to. Rather than waisting my money and time on that. In the PAST my focus was when can I go to the casino next. No matter what that consequence will bring. In most times broke and depressed. That i lost all that money.
This is a life change that is well worth it. And I want to see how far I can go. Like the energizer bunny. I just keep trying to focus one day at a time with everything.
One thing with weight watchers that I need to do better is focus on tracking what I eat throughout the day and week. Instead of trying to remember what I have eaten. Also that way I have a log to look back upon in the future to see what I have found out what worked and what didn't work.
Well have a good week.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
By the time Saturday morning came I was really dreading the weigh in process at weight watchers. I really wanted to just pay and go to the meeting and move on with my day and not weigh in. But then my curiosity got the best of me. You are here no matter how bad of a week you think or know you had you can always change it the next week. So I hoped on to that wonderful scale and I found out that I had Lost weight. I lost 3.6 pounds. I now weigh 246.6 pounds. I have lost 96.6 pounds since September. And a total of 109 pounds since May.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Between now and the week before Labor Day I would love to be able to lose another 45 pounds. If that would happen that would mean that in 1 year time frame I would have lost 150 pounds.
Sometime this next week I will be having my measurements taken and a new monthly picture taken. I can't wait to see the difference.
Exercise wise I have been hitting the treadmill and especially the elliptical hard this week through Tuesday. I noticed Wednesday afternoon when I was at the gym that shin was really bothering me. I am not positive but I think I might have gotten a shin splint. So I haven't been doing the treadmill and the elliptical the last couple of days. I am actually starting to miss doing it.
This week I did end up gaining weight this week. I gained 0.8 pounds. I have lost 93 pound since September. I have lost a total of 105 pounds since May. I now weigh 249 pounds.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
On Wednesday March 25 I reached my 5 month mark without any gambling. At times it has been difficult but I have made it through those difficult times thank goodness. There is no turning back on anything that I am doing now. I have been doing to good to go back.
I did have a great weight loss this week. I lost 5.8 pounds.That is a total of 103 pounds since May. A total of 91.2 pounds since September. I now weigh 252 pounds.
The last time that I can remember weighing that is I think in 1995. when I first started college. My goal is another 100 pounds I would like to lose. With going through this weight loss journey I don't care how long it takes to reach any of my goals just as long as i continue to loss the weight and get healthy and stay healthy.
When I went to my weight watchers meeting on Saturday March 28Th the staff told me that they were worried all week about me. The week before when I gained I was really upset and ended up leaving without talking to anyone or staying for the meeting. I always stay for the meeting. I explained to them that I was OK and I will be back next week and continue forward.
I can't believe that I have already lost 100 pounds. Thinking back to September I really don't think i could say that by this time I could lose that much. But I did and I am ready to go on to the next 100 pounds. I have proven that you can do anything you want to do just as long as you stay dedicated no matter what hurdle may come up. If you are having a bad day or week there is always the next day or next week to focus harder. I am always thanking everyone for their help through this. They may think that it is no big deal. However, to me whether you are helping me with exercise, diet, mental support. It all means a lot to me.
Something I have learned with working out with trainers at the gym. My may goal is that they are there to help me out. I try not to complain what they are having me do. I may not necessarily like doing everything but i will do it with a smile. They are there to help me out. I asked for them to help me. Yes there are days that by the time I am done I really can't walk but it is all worth it.
I love having the opportunity to showing my progress pictures and telling my weight loss story with anyone and everyone. I am a shrinking machine in progress.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
They all went in together to get if for me to celebrate me losing 100 pounds. They had it engraved with 100 and beyond! Way to go Becky!
I did lose weight last week. 4.6 pounds.I now have lost 86.8 pounds since September. I have lost 98.8 pounds total since May. I am hoping to at least lose 1.2 pounds this next week.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
QUOTE THAT I HEARD AT WEIGHT WATCHERS
The elevator to success is out of order.
You'll have to take the stairs...
One step at a time.
Then I added
And one day at a time
Saturday, February 28, 2009
The scary part was on Monday afternoon. I got a message from Jill my trainer from 24 hour fitness. In that message it said that she had quit 24 hour fitness. Which means that I will also be getting yet another personal trainer. This is my 3rd trainer that I have had since I started my journey back in September 2008. The longer i go through this journey I am actually starting to like the opportunity to working out with different trainers. My new trainers name is Mike.
The exciting things this week.
) I have not gambled now for 4 months.
) without gambling I was able to save up some extra money. With that extra money I was able to get a laptop computer.
This week I lost 7 pounds. I now weigh 257.8 pounds. I have lost 85.4 pounds since September. I have also lost 97.4 pounds since May.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I ended up Losing 3.2 pounds this last week. For a total of 78.4 pounds since September. And a total of 90.4 pounds since May. Just think I am getting closer and closer to that 100 pound lost mark. :) :) :)
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday night I ended up going to the bar to celebrate all my successes that I have had so far. It was a fun filled evening.
Last week I did gain weight. I wasn't disappointed at all. I gained .4 pounds. So I am at 74.6 pounds lost since Labor Day. and a total of 86.6 pounds since May. I now weigh 268.6 pounds.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
When I found this out this morning I was told that I had lost 2 pounds right away I new what that meant for me before the lady behind the counter told me anything. I am so excited.
My friend Michelle that joined awhile ago she is now at losing 10 pounds herself.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Sunday January 25,2009 will be 3 months without gambling. It was harder in the beginning not to gamble but it is getting easier. I can say that their has been some times lately that when I am at the gas station inside and they are asking if that is all I need. That i want to say no I will take a couple of those scratch tickets. but I say no and move on with my day.
I ended up losing 1.6 pounds this week. I now have lost 72 pounds since September.And 85 pounds since May. I now weigh 170.2 pounds. Maybe by next week I will have lost 3 more poundsto be at 75 pounds lost. I am going to try to work really hard this week to do it. My goal is to try to lose about 40 more pounds by June. If it happens it happens. If it doesn't happen I will not be disappointed.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I was that person that was very unhappy and depressed and overweight. How also kept those fast food restaurants in business. Not any more though. I am finding out my body can't handle certain foods anymore without fighting back. I look back now and think of everything I have done and gone through to get where I am today. I am not that unhappy, depressed person anymore. I have so much more spark in myself. Even I can't believe it at times.
Yes I am still overweight but I am working on that one minute, hour, day at a time. Since I started this life changing journey in September 2008. With going to weight watchers and 24 hour fitness I have lost a total of 71.4 pounds and a total of 83.4 pounds since May.
In the beginning it was hard for me to accept all the compliments that I have gotten from everyone. By now It is so much easier. I am enjoying hearing then also.
By now I have met plenty of milestones. For example:
1) Walking through those big doors. (8/23/08)
2) I lost my first 10 % of my starting weight. (10/11/08)
3) Then I reached my next goal of weighing under 300 pounds. (11/8/08)
4) I have lost 20 % of my starting weight. (1/10/09)
5) Don't forget between May and September I lost 12 pounds.
I am enjoying being able to afford personal training time at 24 hour fitness. Jill is very motivational to me. I feel she explains thing well to me.
I could not have done all this work without the support from everyone that I have. Thanks again guys. I just keep going on with everything like the energizer bunny.
I ended up losing 2.6 pounds this week. I have now lost 71.4 pounds since September. And 83.4 pounds since May. I now weigh 271.8 pounds. When I first started this journey I didn't know what to expect of myself. Now I am just amazed of how far I have come.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I was very amazed and shocked this morning when I found out how much weight I had lost for the week. I am still wondering how it happened. This is the most weight I have ever lost in one week. I lost 13.4 pounds. YES you read that right. I have now lost a total of 68.8 pounds at weight watchers and going to 24 hour fitness (20 weeks worth of time). I have now lost a total of 81 pounds since May. I now weigh 274.4 pounds. With the amount that I lost this week makes me losing 20% of my total starting weight.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
It was a Saturday in August the first time I saw you come into 24 hour fitness. I could tell you seemed really nervous about coming in. You came in and asked to see a personal trainer, and at that moment I was the only trainer available. You said to me that you wanted to lose weight, I believed you. I have to admit I was really nervous about training you because I didn't know how limited you were toward all of the workouts. In the beginning, I could tell you had a long way to go considering stepping up and down on a single step was one of your hardest workouts for you. I was really watching your footing as well considering you had injured it in the pass. I have to admit even though the simplest workouts were challenging for you it was your attitude that I loved, and that helped me out as well. It was your attitude that made me believe that you do have the character to reach a goal of 160 pounds. Looking at you now compared to when I first met you, you an entirely different person, a Happy person. With your divorce and weight loss, it's a long process to get where you want. It's almost as if you're sucking out all the poison in your life and turning yourself into the person you want to become. Just think it was hard for you to step up and down on one step for one minute in the beginning, and now you're on the stair stepper for 5 minutes. Just think by spring you're gonna be not just speed walking, but even jogging on the treadmill. I am completely stoked to see the woman you're about to become, and I am completely thrilled to see the process of it.
With everything else that I have mentioned in the past going on in my life that need to change I have failed to mention one other thing. I realized the week before Labor Day how unhappy I was with the way things were going in my life. I know I have mentioned in the past some of the things but one thing I did leave out was my husband Scott. We were married for 7 years October 6. Our wedding day was wonderful. Then awhile ago I can't give time I noticed that I was changing. I felt that I was drifting away from Scott. But I never told anyone including Scott. I just kept my feelings all built up inside. I let the gambling, shopping, spending, and food and what ever else get the best of me. Until that one day in August I decided that I need to get rolling into a better. and healthier life. If I didn't do anything I felt that I could burst at any moment. We really don't want that to happen.
I was scared. I didn't know what to do. So I turned to my parents, Scott, my friends, my family, and my co workers. Everyone was there to help me any way they thought they could. I want to thank each and everyone of you. Scott tried to save our marriage. But deep down I felt that I would be better off getting a Divorce. If I felt that saving our marriage would have worked I would have tried to. I just waited to long to say anything. So I ended up moving back home with my parents.
New Years Eve, December 31, 2008. We had our divorce court session. It was really quick. I didn't really care for this date, but that was what was available at that time. At least it is over now and I am able to continue to improve my life. One day at a time. A couple of friends and I went out to dinner and then we went bowling.
With everything that I have accomplished the last 4 months I couldn't be more proud about how everything is working out for me.
I feel that as each day, week, month I keep improving on a successful journey. I just need to keep in mind and remember. That when and if I having a gaining week it may not be what I had done wrong or could have changed. It could be me gaining muscle and eating all the fat out of me. Like when you play Pac Man. Eating all the little dots up. I have been told plenty of times that muscle weighs more than fat. That is just not right. Here I am trying to do good and build more muscle and then I am going to start to gain weight. I have already done enough of that in the past. But, at least it is a good positive way to gain weight. What ever :)
O, by the way I don't want to forget the most important part of the post that you all are waiting for. So I wonder how well I actually did this past week. Considering there was New Years Eve (I drank plenty of fluid that day). Then there was New years Day ( turkey dinner, I will say this I am getting better at passing on deserts now. Yes, at times it is hard but I also think how is that going to make me feel later). I did have a losing week. I lost 3 pounds. I am back up to losing 55.4 pounds since August, And 67 pounds since May. I need to lose about 3 more pounds to get back to where I was before Christmas. I now weigh 287.8