Friday, February 26, 2016

Day 1 Plexus !

So I am back at . I fell in to an unfortunate pattern that has been the story of my life with food and eating healthy ..
I gave up ..
I gave in ...
I did not resist my cravings and justified eating poorly .

1 day turned in to 2.. Then a month.. Then a year and then another .

I gained back all my weight and am starting back at 242. It's sad and frustrating that I would allow that, but all is not lost here ! I have the ability at anytime to make a decision to get healthy and to feel better ..

The time is now.

I recently purchased my first order of Plexus slim. I am using the Plexus slim with the accelerator . I am hoping to feel the results .. I would love to have more energy and feel better in general ! Today was day 1 !

Weight - 242

Pant size 20
Shirt size 1x

I have been instructed to drink half my weight in water and make healthy choices when it comes to food . I am committing to give this atleast 60 days with no sabotaging my efforts ! I owe it to myself to get healthy .

Monday, April 14, 2014

30 lbs Gone!, Reality TV.. Almost!, and an Update!

After taking a bit of a blogging break, I am back and ready to give an update :)

I finished the weight loss challenge I had joined on Facebook with some amazing ladies from town.. and I finished in FIRST place :) 

In total, I have lost 30 lbs.. and I am excited to get back on track and loose some more this year :)

Today I even ordered a few new clothing items, since I am in an awkward stage where nothing fits right.. a "limbo" I will gladly take!

I also finished working at Borderview and started my new position today.. I could not be happier!!! 

Another interesting thing that occurred was that Ron and I dappled with reality TV .. haha :P

I was messing around one night and decided to send in a pre screening for a well known weight loss show.. Well, we must have intrigued the casting executives because we were contacted by ABC. 

We made it through the first initial phone interview and were set up for a skype interview before they were going to choose finalists :) 

In the end, however, Ron and I decided it was not a good fit for us, The show would have required us to both be away from our children for 3 months this summer and even though I wanted SO badly for it to work out.. with 2 children on the spectrum, it wasn't happening.. 

I guess we will have to wait longer to see our names in lights.. bahahah :P 

And who knows! We might not have been chosen as finalists anyway, but it was cool to think that we stood out enough to be considered.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Weighing in :)

It has been a couple of weeks since I checked in last.. 

Shame on me!!! :)

However, I wanted to take a minute to let every one know that I am still going strong.. despite trying my best to sabotage my efforts. 

I have experienced some stress the last few weeks and have reverted back to some of my old habits..

Not enough water
Too much snacking
Take out
No exercise

I know.. I know!!! I need to get it together..

And my body has given me a " get out of jail free" card.

Despite all the bad choices.. I have dropped 2 lbs each week.. this week and last! 

Which is interesting because I have only been averaging a pound a week for the few weeks leading up to that..

Either way, I feel really lucky that my body is still cooperating with me..

Now I need to get my mind back on board :)

I have officially lost 28 lbs. !!!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Snow Days and Time to Reflect

I have spent a lot of time thinking this week. I have thought a lot about who I am and why things affect me the way they do and also about where I want to be this time next year. Most importantly .. just as I am now..


I believe happiness is more then just a state of mind.. its about ones well being, and essentially about balance as well. There are going to be good days, and bad days.. but at the end of each of those, I want to be content with myself and with my choices.. and with the fact that life is a work in progress :)

I recently accepted a promotion at work, only to find that although I respect the company and the people I work with, the job is not a good fit for me. 

And because I believe there is always a greater plan for us all, at the same time I was coming to this realization, I was offered another job in the same field at a different location that I know will be a much better fit for my family and I. 

I feel so very blessed to be considered for and offered job positions.. 

and I feel wonderful knowing that in the end, it is my choice and only I know what is going to keep me in a state of HAPPINESS.

I have also been considering taking some online classes next fall to begin the process of finishing my elementary education degree.. It will not be something that happens overnight.. but I would like to take my time and just start chipping away at it. I want to continue to be an example for my children that we should finish what we begin. I know I will not complete it any time soon but I am sure that I WILL finish it eventually .

I also want to be at my goal weight and have a drivers license :) 

I know all of these things will happen in time, because I am going to continue to put in the hard work to make it happen . 

Please, stay with me and help support me along the way <3

Monday, March 10, 2014

A New Week.. New Stress and New Determination.

This week I didn't blog much, I also made some questionable food choices.. 

which led me here, to weigh in day and a .6 lb weight loss..

as in, less then a pound. 

But If I am being completely honest, I am lucky to have managed even that. 

I ate pizza and cake on Friday and more take out and a PB no bake cookie on Saturday.. then some Frozen yogurt in a waffle cone on Sunday..

And no exercise. :( 

Last week I had more stress then normal, and then this weekend I was faced with a decision that had to be made, and the reality that came with it. 

In the end, I did what was right for me and my family. and I am excited about my future.. in the present however, I lost some sleep worrying about the entire thing. 

I am hoping that things continue to go up from here :)

I am going to continue to focus on my health and as it gets warmer out there I will enjoy the reality of a smaller swimsuit ! 

Like always, I need to push my water intake to the next level, and exercise even when I don't feel like it ...

And most importantly, haha.. I need to make sure I am touching base and blogging more then once a week :) 

And I will end it with a picture that shows me jsut how much I have accomplished and how much more I need to go :P

24 lbs gone!!!!!! 66 lbs to go!!!! :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Weigh in Day and Brownie Potential

Today was weigh in day and although I was hoping for a 10 lb weight loss this week ( HAHAHAHA :P , I kidddd. ) I managed 1 pound. 

I wont say I have plateaued .. However, This is my 3RD week with a 1 pound weight loss.. But  I am going to believe that as long as I am going in that direction, Things are good!!!

Again I KNOW what I need to do, its just implementing that..

I need more water.. I am not getting nearly enough!
I need to be more consistent with exercise :)

Over the weekend I began running/ jogging.. for the first time ever. 

It was COLD! lol and my legs are literally killing me today. But I am going to keep it going :)

I enjoy running, but I need to work on breath control ! Practice will make perfect!

And last but not least, while i was grocery shopping this evening I came across this !!

No Pudge! Fudge Brownie ..

I purchased the original and a box of the mocha.. 

Seems easy enough! Combine the brownie mix with yogurt :) 120 calories for a brownie!!!

I will bake these gems up tomorrow evening and let you all know how they turn out.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cope with Physical Fitness Not Food

This week I experienced some extra stress.. 

In the past, this type of stress would have had me running for a cigarette and some chocolate cake, but I think I handled it fairly well, considering. 

I chose to NOT eat my feelings. 

virtual high- five!!! :)

I managed to not over indulge.. however.. I haven't put in much exercise since my bokwa class on Tuesday. 

That is, until tonight!!! 

I not only got in a few mins on my exercise bike, but I bundled up and got my butt outside 

and yes.. it was COLD!!

So I put on my winter hat and got going!

And although I didn't manage a long run or a long distance, I RAN.  

Pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself! :)