Thank you for stopping by to perv on my blog, as I fight myself to change my old habits and make new ones to get fit. I don't get it right all the time, but I'm still here and I'm still working at it.

Tamzins Double Dog Dare You Ticker!

My homage to the 14lbs that I lost on Allan’s DDDY Challenges. A watering can for the vast oceans of water that I have learned to drink and love every day.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tropical Depression!

Storms are circling the gulf and I'm getting nervous for my first hurricane season in TX. EEK!

Lots of visiting and eating this weekend - tried to keep it pretty light - but was only minorly successful. I am ragine pre-period hormones and would like to eat a bag of salty chips while laying in a bath of chocolate... that is not happening however.

Today I didn't drink enough water - that is issue number one. But getting on top of that.

Worked some overtime this weekend as well - which isnt great for getting well rested - however I'm settling into bed asap for a good long sleep!

Tuesday - here I come.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mid Week Check In!

Had a dental appointment today. I hate going - but had to get a crown in there - filling broke off the back end of my molar. Was easier than I thought it should be - no root canal though! Phew!

I've not been to the gym since Monday Night - but we did go for a walk Wednesday night, and are about to set out again. Overcast here but still muggy and hot!!! I'm in the mood for some nature though - and not the sound of my ipod and the inside of the gym.

Weighed in this morning: 294.2lbs

Period is coming next week though - so I expect some bloating and this would explain the crying and whining today as well as the fact that I ate 10 chocolate kisses.

:) time to walk it off!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

um...note to self. Take own advice.

I just posted - and I gained this week - and I was feeling sh*t and thinking bad things about myself even though I had that great victory with the husband... and then I went to have a quick perv on some blogs before sleep... and I went to CJ's blog and she wrote:

"I feel I really need to sit down and rethink why I am sabotaging my own efforts. I feel all pepped up in the morning but as the day goes by I start slipping slowly and by the end of the day I will have binged and eaten really awfully. I dont know what to do!"

and I wrote this.....

I feel your pain. I have all the impetus for starting and none for following through. One of lifes little mysteries. I keep reminding myself what a very smart man told me one - "this isn't easy, if it was - everyone would be thin". We can do it - persistance, vigor, the drive to keep failing and starting over again, that is what will see us through to the end. No matter how long it takes.

I should listen to my own advice more! That is all.


Right, business first - weighed in this moring. 296.4

No clue at the moment as to why the gain. Had Pizza on Friday night, that may be the culpret. REGARDLESS>>>>> Happiness follows.

Laying in bed this morning Husband looked over and said, "I can tell you've lost weight, just under your rib there - it used to go up and now it goes down".

That ... is a victory!!!!!

Went and saw the A-Team. That was the most entertaining movie I've seen in a long time.

Saturday we went to the gym also - 30min cardio and weights. Military press 3 sets 8 reps of 30lbs dumbbells, leg press - 3 sets - 2 plats, 4 plates, 6 plates x 8 reps and that was enough for that day!

Bed time!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

MidWeek Win

Lets see, Monday gym - good

Tuesday night off to watch Hells Kitchen! hahaha Super good! Felafel waffles were totally delish. Hubby made a lite yogurt garlic cilantro and something else sauce for them - and some hummus. Deeeelish!

Wednesday - I had to go back to the office at 7pm to get my phone for a conference call thingy which I could have done from home if I hadn't left my damn phone AT the office... but after... we went and did 30min cardio!!

Very pleased about that as I really did NOT want to go to the gym after all that running around - however those are the days that really count. 30min of cardio finished.

Tonight I made chickpea & ground turkey burgers in pita with the yummy yogurt sauce and lettuce.

Lunches are going well and I've really been enjoying My Fit Foods! We have even learned some secrets....

1. go right before closing and all the stuff with yellow highlighter is half off!
2. 10% every sat and sun morning for the first hour of opening!

Me likey a good deal, since I put mine into the freezer at the office I don't care if it has a use by tomorrow date. My lunch today was this stuff called Mario's Marine Mash...it smelled so good someone came over to ask me what it was! :)

okay... bed time! I am excited for this weekends weigh in.

Monday, June 14, 2010

afternoon weight in


still going in the right direction!!

Gym tonight. Weights with the hubby and dinner is going to be this little baby.... FALAFEL WAFFLE!!! I am pumped...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

get up and go!

Saturday was a bit of a bust exercise wise - we ended up wandering around at the Natural Science museum.

Got up this morning and went right to the gym. 30min if hard elliptical workout and a good 10min stretch after. Feeling good!

I have not had a morning poop yet and now I"ve had over a Litre of water... I will not be stepping on the scale!! haha

I'm looking forward to another week of eating excellent lunches. I'm going to try and aim for 4x to the gym instead of three.

Right...may weigh in later... We are spending the afternoon moving stray cats and dogs to foster homes with some animal rescue friends. :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

And the scales says


Gym this evening - 30min elyptical, then military press, lat pull downs and leg press.

Someone at the new office helped themselves to one of my fit food muffins. >.> not impressed. I feel a beat down on the horizon.

Okay - off to bed!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


mind shift, eating shift

I've been thinking about my consumption and questioning myself on WANT vs NEED. I was riding with the hubby and wanted to get ice cream last night... and I knew that if I said so, he would say "sure".

I said nothing. I thought about ice cream, but when I got home I got busy and it passed.

Hopped on the scale just a few minutes ago... 298.5lbs... that is nice to see in the middle of the day and after seeing the other side of 300 for the last couple weeks.

Quite pleased, actually.

Tena... the Fit Foods... very very good! I was more than a little surprised. I'll have to tell you more as I get into it. The Medium sized meal is perfect for me, keeps me full. The last 2 lunches at the office and snacks, has been total YUM!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Progress is being made!

You will all be happy to know that things are moving forward slow and steady.

I've been to Canada and back, to the gym 5 times times, started a new job, drove to San Antonio and back yesterday for a concert, cleaned the house, did all my laundry, AND managed to lose 4lbs. I am feeling pretty happy with that for the last bit of time.

Food is getting better, but it is not my strong suit. I am going to go to My Fit Foods tomorrow morning and get my weeks lunches. I've been having a shake for breakfast, that keeps me full up - but I've been lacking fruit in the old menu.

There is a salad bar in the small food court in my new building, which I have used. However, this might be more nutritious and a better bang for my buck.

I've been trying hard with water but not getting far, I'm dehydrated for sure. So that has to pick up. Plus, peeing gets you away from the desk more!! :)

Also, I've done some organization around the house/home office. Which always makes one feel like they are in more control!

A giant thank you to you all who posted. Its hard when you start to feel really disconnected, and having you all post up was brilliant. I shall be sending out some reciprocal love asap!