Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday January 31,2009. Weight Loss Update

Well this week I did lose weight imagine that. With losing the weight that I did I meet another mile stone. I lost 2 pounds. Which means that I am at 75 pounds lost since the week before Labor Day. And a total of 87 pounds since May. I now weigh 268.2 pounds.
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

Saturday January 24,2009 Weight Loss update

I had a pretty good week. Wednesday I went back to the Orthopedic Doctor. He was happy to see how much my finger has healed in the last 2 weeks. I was able to get my cast off. That was very exciting. Now I have to have 2 of my fingers taped together for a little while. which is much better than the cast. I have to go to occupational therapy for a little while to get my finger moving again. I also have exercising to do on my own at home.

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

Saturday January 17,2009. Weight Loss update

November 29,2008 I first started this website. I think it was a very good idea for me to do this. I am in the process of writing a new and improved success story testimonial for 24 hour fitness. So here it goes.

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

Sauturday January 10,2009 Weight Loss Update

Well it was a good week. I did have a follow up appointment for my finger on Wednesday. That was very exciting. I found out that i no longer have to wear the little finger splint anymore. That made me excited to hear that. then however, I was told that I have to have my 2 fingers taped together and then a cast. I get to wear that for 2 more weeks. The pain though is a lot better having my hand like this. There is actually 4 areas that are broke instead of 3 and my finger was starting to get displaced.

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

This is from Adam my old trainer


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.


Saturday January 3,2009 Weight Loss Update

Well it has been a fun, adventurous, exciting week. Even if I didn't lose, gain, or stay the same weight.

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