Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15,2010 weightloss update

This is week #2 of me on the Body By Vi challenge. This week I lost 2 pounds. so in 2weeks I have lost a total of 11 pounds.

Christmas treats and christmas parties and new years eve are comming quickly. as I have been told you can have SOME fun with food and alcohol but not to much. If you conentrate on that the next day you will feel better and feel about your decisions.

Why wait until Jan 1,2011 to start good nutrtion and exercising get in the habbit NOW!!! Then you are ahead of most other people.

Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10,2010 weightloss update

I realize it has been forever since I last updated my blog. Since my last post i have been continuing on my journey without to much weight loss progress. But I know I have gained strength though.

I have been fighting a heel spur and plantar fascias the last 3 months. I tried doing exercises for a month. It ended up not giving me much relief. so I went back to the Dr. this time I got the nice steroid shot in my heel and then I was given the boot to wear. Since that I have gotten a lot of relief. I am able to go about my daily routine without wearing the boot and no pain. with the exception to the weekends. when working at Scheels since I walk around so much I have to wear the boot half way through my shifts.

I am still involved in my boot camp (fit camp) 4 days a week, 3 weeks straight, then a week to recover. I am loving it more and more. especially since we switched from the boot camp trainers gym to a gymnastic place. I do miss working out at their gym, However working out at the gymnastic place has been very beneficial considering with my current healing heel issue. since the floor is the spring type.

I have also learned through this process how important good nutrition and exercising is in your daily routine. You maybe an exercising freak but without good or great nutritional habit's it is hard to get the best possible results you are aiming for in the end.

With that in mind I have been approached a couple of times if I want to try the body by vi challenge. Which is where you take 2 shakes a day and have nutritional snacks throughout the day and then have a natural healthy meal. I have been thinking about for several months now. So right before Thanksgiving I thought what do I have to lose. So I decided to start the challenge. December 1,2010 was my first day of the challenge. When I weighed Wednesday December 8,2010. I ended up losing 9 pounds.

If you are interested in joining me with this challenge let me know and I can get you more information.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

september 2010 weightloss update. 2 Year anniversary

Since my last blog entry summer has come and now is almost gone. I have been busy working both my jobs. The dental office during the week. And then Scheels All Sports on the weekends. And also trying to keep up with my workouts and practicing good nutrition.

One Sunday when I woke up I didn't know that my life would be changed from that moment on. I started my day like I normally do. But once I got to Scheels and I started working on getting anybody and everybody that I can to sign up for the Scheels visa card. This one customer I approached I couldn't get him to sign up for the credit card but we recognized each other from the gym. Come to find out that him and his buddy have there own gym. With that in mind Joe mentioned that they do a boot camp (forged fit camp). Joe thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to try out. I got all the information and told him i would look into it and let him know If I was interested in trying it out. I knew when I was talking to Joe that realistically I'm not going to sign up for the forged fit camp but whatever. The next thing I knew before I went to bed I was setting my alarm clock for 4am on a Monday morning. and around 5:15 Monday morning I was walking through that garage gym door for the first time. I didn't know what I was getting myself really into.Especially so early on a Monday morning. Out of all the personal training and gym time that I have had Joe is the only person to get me out of bed that early on a Monday.

I have now completed 2 phases of this forged fit camp. So far I have had a great experience and have had positive results. Not only have I been able to lose 23 pounds. I have also been educated alot more on good nutrition, and learn more and more about myself as I am going through this. Soon I will be starting my 3rd phase of this program. So now I have personal training some way shape or form Monday - Friday. I am loving every minutes of it to. I never thought I would be pulling tires to be honest with you.

This weekend Labor Day Is my 2 year anniversary of getting on track with good nutrtion and exercise routine. It has been an awesome 2 years with all the changes and experience I have gone through.

I want to thank my parents, family, friends, co workers, (personal trainers = Adam, Jill, Mike, Bill, Joe, Travis),weight watcher staff, and people that I have met or ran into in society. You all have made a large large impact some how throughout this journey for me. Adam I know when I walked through those doors at 24 hour fitness you had a challenge put into your hands. But just think back to what I couldn't do exercise wise and now look how far I have come and how much I can do now. I was one of those clients that no matter what I am sticking to it. And here I am today.

I am ready to start my 3rd year of this life long life style change. So far I have lost 125 pounds. My goal for now is another 75 pounds for sure. Then we will see from there.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 9,2010 update

Well i did end up gaining weight over the past 2 weeks. 0.04 pounds. Not bad with a holiday in there.

my goal is to lose 24 pounds between now and labor Day. so we will see how that goes. We all know you never know with me.

I just need to keep going as stron and hard as i can with my workouts and diet.

I am so happy that my knee is finally feeling better. I still wear my knee brace during workouts. I was able to get through 10 miles on the eliptical earlier today it took about 1 hour per 5 miles. inbetween each 5 mile I took a break and did other exercises. By the time i was done i was tired. However my knee really wasnt sore.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May 25,2010 update


Can you actually believe what you are seeing? Yes you can it is a long over due update. However never to late to update you on everything that has been going on since February 2010.

First of all, time has just passed by so quickly. I kept telling myself over and over tomorrow I need to update my blog. then tomorrow turned into a week, then next thing i knew a month then turned into months.

Since my last post I have had a lot going on. Some good some not so good. I quit weight watchers, got better health insurance, found out that Hollywood video my part time job ended up closing, found a new part time job, knee problems, gained some weight back, and then rejoined weight watchers.

To be honest with you once winter set in I decided because of financial reasons that I had to quit weight watchers because I really wanted a garage. That way I didn't have to get up so early to scrape my car off. Now the more I think about it I should have found a way to afford both. But that is OK. I also wanted to try to continue my journey on my own.

weight loss wise since January overall I thought I was doing pretty good until just recently I actually looked back to see where I was and where I am today. I have realize that I have gained some since my last weight watcher meeting. So today Tuesday May 25, 2010 I picked that phone back up and called weight watchers right up and got joined up again. I will be going to my first meeting tomorrow Wednesday May 26,2010. I am happy that I decided to get a grip on life and go for it again. I will say this as long as I have been on this journey that going to weight watcher meetings are the best thing. Meetings make it. It makes you even more accountable of your actions.

Health insurance= for the first time in a long time I am able to have a long term insurance policy of my own. I can't remember the last time that was possible. It feels really good.

Jobs= I found out that Hollywood video was closing. which was my part time job. I knew I needed to find another job right away. Especially not knowing when the last day would come. In the mean time I was able to land a job at Scheels all sports. OK, so if you know about my past you will laugh at what I am doing now. I am the Scheels visa kiosk specialist. Which means that when you walk into Scheels I try and succeed to get you as the customer to sign up for the scheels visa credit card. When I got this job at Scheels I ended up working my butt off. At times I didn't know if I was coming or going. I struggled to work 3 jobs and get to the gym. I wanted to work at Hollywood until the very end and I did. But thank goodness it is over, and now I only have my usual 2 jobs.

knee problems= I was in denial that there was something wrong with my left knee. I ended up not telling my Dr about it until sometime February 2010. Instead of September 2009. When it first started hurting. After I told my DR. I procrastinated to take the next step until sometime in March 2010. The reason I finally had it looked at was because in the past I could handle doing 6 miles at once on the elliptical and then I could only get through about 1/2 mile without a lot of pain. Whenever I had to walk up steps I would look up to the top and cringe and think I can do this. forget about doing squats and lunges. That next step was to get an MRI done on it. Once I did that I was told that I needed to see an Orthopedic DR. I was told that my knee was pointed outward instead of being straight. And some other minor things. I had to have a steroid shot, wear a brace and go through physical therapy. With talking to my physical therapist about my past weight and my weight loss journey she also told me that both my knees are the same but I just haven't had any pain yet in my right knee. As of today May 25,2010 I can now go up steps without pain. While exercising I still wear my brace for right now. But I can for the most part do everything without pain with the exception of jumping yet. But I know with time I will be able to do that also. I am so happy that this has all helped and I don't need to go through surgery at this time.

The top 10 Different things I keep in mind that I have either learned from GA, or my old trainers or Biggest loser

1) My best intentions is what got me here
2) H.O.W. = Honesty Openmindlessness Willing
3) We have to treat the past with respect because once it was all humanly possible
4) Stand up and finish what you started
5) Good job!!! Now lets keep going NO set backs
6) Your in control of your own destiny
7) NO MATTER what circumstances come around I need to learn to pick myself up and go for it
8) You can't blame any weight gain on anyone else or situation except for yourself
9) One year from now do you want to see yourself HAPPY, walking trails, maybe riding a bicycle, enjoying life? Or do you still think you'll be stuck in an unhappy situation? Its all in your own hands
10) TAKE CONTROL!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNOW YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just recently I got back from an awesome vacation visiting my cousin in San Francisco. The trip started off really good once I boarded the plane. the regular seat belt fit. But not only did it fit but there was so much left at the end. :):):):):). The different things that we ended up doing I would have struggled a lot walking around If I hadn't lost the weight or get my knee looked at. It was a vacation to remember. Thanks again:):)

:( sorry guys it took me so long to get back on my blog. You all have been so great with all your support that you have given me. I know I have been told that I am an inspiration. What I feel is that when I started this journey I am going to go all the way and get done what needs to be done and want to accomplish. Even though I have lost so much weight, and look totally different from before I struggle realizing how little I am. But It is getting easier.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday January 29,2010 weight loss update

This morning I ended up doing measurements for the month. I did end up losing 13 pounds for the month.

I lost 4.2 pounds for the week. I have now lost a total of 142.2 pounds. I now weigh 226 pounds. I can't remeber the last time I weighed that. It has been a long long while. I am getting so close to that 200 pound mark. It is crazy. I thought I was excited when i got under 300 WOW. I wonder how I will be when that happens.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

October 31,2009 to January 22,2010

I know it has been like forever since I last updated this. But, here I am giving you all the updates I am sure you have been waiting for. I might not have been keeping you all updated but I have been still plugging away day by day pound by pound. Trying to get to my ultimate goal of losing a total of 200 pounds. From start to finish. Right now I have lost 114 pounds through weight watchers and a total of 126 pounds since May 2008.

I really enjoy seeing anybody and everybody that hasn't seen me in a while. They are always amazed how much I have shrunk since the last time they saw me.

This past weekend I bought new scrub pants. Which I have needed to buy for some time now. But, have just waited. I started out wearing a 5X, 3X, and now XL. I have been either in the past 12 years in dental assisting school or working my full time job. I have never been able to wear an XL in scrub pants:). I have also noticed that I am getting to the point depending on the clothing style the plus size clothes are getting to be to big.

I have decided to quit going to weight watchers at this time. I have learned the knowledge. I still get the weight watcher emails. I feel that I will be able to continue and succeed. Without going to the meetings. I know for a fact if I start to go down the wrong path again. April my old water aerobics instructor, or Mike my old trainer will be able to help me get back on the right path.

Besides working out at the gym I have also enjoyed playing the Nintendo WII. I just recently bought the Biggest Loser Video game. Along with the Sketcher shape up shoes. They feel really weird at first. But once you get used to them they are really comfortable. When you walk around in them it feels like you are walking on a rocking horse.

1 good things come in small packages
2)get water wise
3)herb it up
4)slim down your soup
5)doggie bag that dinner
6)listen to your cravings
7)ease yourself into produce
8)look at high fat hints
9)don't multi task while you eat
10)taste something new
11)leave something on your plate every meal
12)get to know your portion sizes
13)don't give up on dips
14)make a healthy substitution
15)bring lunch to work tomorrow
16)have some dessert
17)ask for what you need
18)improve your treadmill technique (don't hold on)
19)Simon says get fit
20)make the most out of your workouts
21)shop till you drop pounds
22)walk an extra 100 steps at work
23)brush your teeth after you eat something
24)clean your closet
25)take your measurements

10-31-09 I lost 7.6 pounds
11-9-09 i lost 1.4 pounds
11-14-09 I gained 3.6 pounds
11-21-09 I lost 0.4 pounds
11-25-09 I gained 5.4 pounds
12-5-09 I lost 0.6 pounds
12/12/09 I lost 6.0 pounds
12/19/09 I lost 0.4 pounds
12/26/09 I lost 8.4 pounds
1/2/10 I gained 4.8 pounds
1/9/10 I lost 0.2 pounds
1/16/10 I gained 2.0 pounds
1/22/10 I lost 2.8 pounds I now weigh 230.2 pounds I have lost a grand total of 126 pounds. I have also lost 17 inches in my waist.