Weekly Weigh In - Treats not tricks edition

Good morning!!!! I decided to do my weekly weigh in a day early, not because of the intent to eat tons of candy tonight, but because the husband and I are headed out tomorrow for a day and night to ourselves and while I'm sure I'll weigh in tomorrow morning, I won't have a chance to blog again till at least Tuesday night. So without further ado......drumroll please......

164.4 - A new low!! That's a loss of 2.8 lbs from my starting over weigh-in last week. I can't remember the last time I saw this weight. I vaguely remember weighing 158 for my 10th grade physical. So I probably weighed 164 when I was 16 or so, so it's been about 15 years. And I am so so close to escaping obesity. I have .6 lbs to go to get my bmi to 29.9. Almost there. As long as I lose that much this coming week I'll be thrilled. If I can lose 1.4 lbs I'll hit an even 30 lbs lost. That would feel amazing. I'm looking so forward to giving myself a new HYC Badge for 30 lbs and for no longer being obese.

I'm still waiting to restart the Shred. I've got a chest cold that has been hanging on. I hope to restart on Wednesday. Also my wii should be back from being repaired on Tuesday and I'm hoping to be able to buy Just Dance 2 and start dancing away some more weight. Hope everyone has a great Halloween!!!


Fresh Start Weigh In

Here we go with my starting over weigh in. I'm around where I thought I was, a couple pounds up from my low of 165 but not too far off.

Please don't lol at my toenail polish, I asked my daughter whether I should do green or purple and she said both, so I did a witches French manicure, green with purple.

Anywho I haven't started shredding yet, mostly because I've got a head throat cold thing going on but I did walk 3 miles today so at least I feel like I managed some sort of movement today. Eating has been good also. I feel like I'm ready to roll :)


Ok ok........

Alright, this time I mean it. I am finally back in the saddle and ready to start losing some weight. From what I've see when people disappear from the blogworld for awhile it generally means that they're not on track. That's only partially the case for me. I am indeed not on track, but am not sooooo far off track that I've been gaining weight back, not really at least. I'm going to do a new official weigh in tomorrow but have been sitting somewhere between 166 and 168, which is only at most 3 lbs up from my lowest. I haven't been tracking as I should which is probably one of the biggest reasons I haven't lost weight or at least that combined with the complete lack of exercise.
I fell off the shred wagon at about workout 6 or so and I plan to get back on it tonight after the kids are in bed starting back in with Level 1 Day 1. My short term goal for the next 2 months is 12 lbs by Christmas. I have 60 or so days till then so 10 lbs should be completely possible. The number I'm aiming for is 155 and while I know these next couple months hold a ton of temptation I'm prepared to handle it and let's be honest if I make it to Christmas with even a 5 lbs loss that will be a huge victory during the holiday season.
So who's with me?

Shred 3 and 4

I completed days 3 and 4 on Monday and Tuesday. It certainly gets easier pretty quickly, at least for me it has. I planned on doing day 5 last night but my On Demand was not working. I was quite annoyed that I didn't get to do it but I remedied that today by going to Target and buying the dvd so I have no excuses to not do it today. I'm thinking about actually trying level 2. I'm sure its much harder than 1, I hear rumors of planks.....to be honest I have no idea what a plank is I just know that I've heard much moaning and groaning about them so we'll see how it goes. I plan on doing it in a few hours after the kids are in bed for the night.
Tomorrow is weigh in and I know that I'll be up from last week, partially from the shred, or at least I'd like to think so, and mostly from my continuation of poor eating habits. I feel like I've hit a weight where I feel comfortable and I'm fitting in clothes I haven't worn in years, size 12 jeans? seriously, and I'm not being very diligent. I know I still have a long way to go but my motivation is seriously lacking. I can't figure out how to get back on track.
Any serious challenges going on? Perhaps that will help my motivation, who knows.
This weekend should be pretty busy. My husbands brother is getting married and I'm attempting to make the wedding cake. I'll post pictures when its done. I'm wearing a dress for the wedding that I had actually bought for my wedding shower and it never actually fit me, but it fits now and looks pretty cute. I'm not sure if thats part of whats mentally holding me back. I'm unemployed and we don;t really have alot of money for extras and I'm currently wearing the smallest clothes I have stored. If I lose more weight I'm going to have to buy clothes and thats not really an option right now. I know its a good problem to have but still it could be part of my lack of motivation.
Anyway I'll update later after my Shred workout. Looking forward to seeing what these plank things are :)

30 Day Shred #2

I broke down and did it. I watched a movie with Roger from 8-9:30 or so and then came upstairs with the intention on checking blogs, but there was only a couple new posts so I started to poke around on the computer. Wasn't long before I the thought of how lazy I was being yet again and I had told myself this was a new month and I was going to get my butt in gear so I changed into workout clothes and went downstairs to shred yet again. I made it through workout 2 with just a few breaks, more because my quads were burning bad than for any other reason. I'm sure I'll barely be able to walk tomorrow, but I hope that the effort will be worth the benefit. Anyway off to read a couple chapters of "Eat, Pray, Love" (yes I know I'm late but I want to read it before seeing the movie) and get to bed. ItalicHave a great night!

What should have been Shred Day 2

Ok ok, so I should have actually shredded today, but have been busy taking care of the kids and a sick hubby, soooooo I just didn't get to it. I did turn it on earlier but into the first set of jumping jacks the screams of "MOOOOOOOOOM, Aiden bit me", from upstairs derailed my good intentions and I just didn't get back to it. I know what you're thinking that its still early but I don't get a lot of Saturday nights when my hubs is home, so I decided it would be best to hang out with him after the kids go to bed.
Anyway the pain from Shred Day 1 is definitely present but not nearly as bad as I was expecting. My quads burn when going up the stairs but besides that its not too bad at all. I was actually looking forward to Day 2 but it will still be there tomorrow :)
I figured that the best way to track my results from the shred is from my measurements which I have been keeping track of but until now have not posted on here. So as of this morning my measurements are as follows:
Waist 33"
Hips 39"
Chest 35"
Left Bicep 11.5"
Right Bicep 12"
Left & Right Calf 15" each
Neck 13.5"

I'm hoping to see some improvement in my waist and hips. I have quite a bit of belly bulge left from my two pregnancies. As my husband was kind enough to point out when I was getting dressed today, besides that area I'm pretty in proportion. Umm, thanks honey.

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend so far. I'll be back with an update on my actual Shred Day 2 soon.

Now I know what all the fuss is about

I did it. I did my first night of Jillian's 30Day Shred. It wasn't something I was planning but at about 8:30 I thought to myself, "Wow, I've been pretty lazy today and I'm bored. Maybe there's something on Exercise TV On Demand I can do." And lo and behold, there it was. Level 1 of the dreaded shred. Jillian kicked my @ss in a good way and I know I'll be sore tomorrow. I went upstairs to get something shortly after finishing and I was fine going up, but going down my legs were like rubber. I thought I was going to fall.

The good news is...I'm actually looking forward to doing it again. Depending on my soreness, I may or may not be attempting day 2 tomorrow. Wish me luck :)

Weekly Weigh In and October Goals

Ok so I've been pretty much a sloth for the last 6 weeks or so and while my eating has been reasonable my exercise, or lack of exercise stinks. I've been sitting pretty much still with the weight loss and I'm tired of it. I'm ready to start losing again.

I did have a loss this week and finally made it to a new low of 165.6 a loss of 2lbs even to make a total to date loss of 27.4. Not bad but I know if I was giving it my all or even half my all I could do alot better and thats what I plan to do this month.

Goals for October:

1. GET SOME EXERCISE!!! I want to get at least an hour and a half of exercise 4 days a week. This will be at least 5 hours more than I've been getting the past month and a half.

2. TRACK FOOD EVERYDAY - I've been lax on this and wearing my bugg lately and I know that combined that has a ton to do with the fact that I've lost less than 4 lbs since the beginning of August.

3. BLOG 3 TIMES A WEEK - This helps to keep me focused and I've been lacking in this department too. I've been only posting my weekly weigh-in and thats just not enough.

4. GET ORGANIZED - I've been a stay at home mom since January and while you'd think that my house should be spotless with all the time I spend in it now, with a 2 year old underfoot all day that hasn't even become close to a reality. I'm now going to be watching a couple classmates of my daughter for an hour or two a few days a week and I need my house to be better organized so I feel like I've got things together here.

5. DECIDE ON A PAINT COLOR FOR MY KITCHEN - I've been wanting to paint since last year and I just can't make decision on what color I want so it's time to suck it up and decide.

I think these are all reasonable goals and very attainable ones.

I'm looking forward to October 17th for Just Dance 2 to come out for Wii so I can burn some calories dancing my @ss off in my living room. Is anyone else looking forward to the release of it?

Last but not least I'm planning on a giveaway within the next few days - keep your eyes peeled, it's sure to be a good one :)