Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Weigh In Day

Here I am again. Hi there friends. I have been working hard this week. I really wanted to make my goal that I set for myself. Unfortunately I didn't quite make it. I missed it by .07 pound. I was a little dissapointed, but I did however remove 1.4 pounds. I am so happy with myself. I am now at 27.4 pounds removed. I'm so happy to see this change in me. My energy level is amazing now. I feel so much better. I am finding that I WANT to be MORE ACTIVE. I love it!!!! I can't wait to see all the changes in my clothes. Right now I'm trying to find a great deal on a scale because mine is so off. I went in thinking there wasn't a change other than a gain, but that was proven otherwise. If any of you have any ideas where I could find a great scale I look forward to hearing from you.

Oh!!! Before I sign off from here I was awarded with a "jingle bell" from Weight Watchers! I'm so proud of my little bell. I have to keep it with me! I got it for my loss and also to remind me of my goals. I have to add more in my journal that I'm putting together here (scrapping one of my journey as I go along).

Have a Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Getting Back to Swing of Things

Sorry I've been off of here. I have had some family issues that kept me away. Things are settling back down again so I should be able to make posts on here again. To catch up on the week of December 4th I was up 0.4lb. I wasn't happy with myself I was really hoping for a removal, but that didn't happen. I just knew I had to try harder for the next weigh in. I did and I was down a little, but hey it was great!! I'm a little set back because now I am at 26 pounds of removal. I'm going for even a bigger removal this week. I have Christmas coming up and I'm not going to let the festivities blow my next weigh in. So we'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Week 17 of my Journey!

This is really becoming routine for me now. I don't have to look at point values so much now. WAIT!!! WHAT!!!! HOLD THE HORSES!!! They're changing program now!!! Just when I got this one down good. I know change is good it's just hard to accept at times.

I am looking forward to my meeting now. It has been quite some time since I've been to a meeting. Oh, I get to the weigh in's I just don't always get to go to the meetings because of the time of my shift to care for my Aunt. I have some sad news to share my Aunt passed away the day after Thanksgiving. I'm sad that she's gone and that's my flesh, it's weak ~ yet my spiritual body ~ my walk with Christ makes me stronger and happy for my Aunt to be home now in Heaven with the Lord. I'm going to miss my cheerleader, but that's ok..she's a better cheerleader now because she's on God's team!!! I had a +0.4 add on. I'm not that happy with myself, but considering it was a holiday and I did have one bad choice in there and I think that's what made me blow it. That's ok. I'm on track for this week. That makes a total of 26.2 pounds removed now. See ya in the week.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Week 16 of my Journey!

Here we are now just before Thanksgiving. I am excited about the holiday, but it scares me to death because I don't want to have a gain next week. I don't want to fall off the accountability wagon if you will. Humor me; isn't it that we all say I gained X number of pounds because of this or that holiday?? We say that, but it really isn't the holiday's fault that we have a gain ~ it's our own choices that we make.

My Aunt is really bad now. I don't know if she's going to make it through Thanksgiving. I'm hoping that she will. We have a plan with my little one being there and all. We will be having Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner there at my Aunt's because half of the shift is mine and half will be my Mother's. I have been checking on my Aunt her breathing is more sporadic
, her pulse is elevated now. She's not really responding at this point. It is so difficult seeing her this way.

Here is the results of the week +0.2 pounds add on. I am not happy about the add on, but I think that my add on is because I'm anxious about my Aunt. I am in a difficult position right now. I really am upset about losing her, but the way she is right now that is not a life she would want to live. I know it would be better if God took her home with Him.

My total is now 26.6 pounds now removed.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Week 15 of my Journey!

I am getting there. I am feeling much better this week. Things have settled down for now. I'm glad of that. I have been still busy with my Aunt. I'm so glad that I have the opportunity to go over and help her. There have been many changes in her now. She is really declining fast. I hate to see her like this, but I know we all go to Heaven at one point or another in our lives. Her time is drawing near. We have had many good moments and some very cherished moments as well. I have had moments where I've had to walk out of the room because I begin to cry. I don't want to upset her with my tears.

Now on to the results of the week. I had a -1.4 pound of removal!!! Yea!!! This is good!!! I'm excited!!! That now makes the total for me 26.8 pounds now removed!!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Week 14 of my Journey!

I feel that I've been doing this longer, but I'm not disappointed that it's taking this long. No, I'm enjoying the journey! I'm glad that I have others to follow along with me.

This weeks results are in +2.6 pounds add on. I'm not happy, but I'm having some issues with this time in the month. A little earlier than expected. I was not pleased with the difference of things as well. I had a scary situation, but I'm ok now. That makes a total now of 25.4 pounds now removed. I cannot let this get me down. I need to look to next week. I have a week to make a turn around. I will reach the prize of goal!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Week 13 of my Journey!

I am still keeping on!! I want to get the prize of being at goal. I know that doesn't come overnight although we think it would be nice. This weight didn't come on overnight so it cannot come off overnight.

My results for the week. I have a -4.0 pound of removal!!! Woo! HOoo!! I'm so proud of myself! I am actually shocked with how much of a removal. I said what? Are you sure? They said yes! They congratulated me. I had my little cheerleader there as well. School hasn't started as of yet.

I am sorry I have been leaving out my Aunt. I have been taking care of her on a daily basis now with my Mother and three other Aids from Hospice. We are working hard to care for her. It's hard to see her there in the hospital bed like that when I know she was always so active. I pray for her daily.

My total of removal is now 28 pounds removed!!! WOW!! I'm really getting there!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Week 12 of my Journey!

I am excited how this is going. I can't believe I still have the motivation to keep going like this. I am proud of myself!! I think at this point what's keeping me going is the fact that I have so much more energy than I did before.

On with the results of the week. I had a +0.2 pound add on. I'm not happy, but still I know that next week I should have a removal again. My time should be over by then. I am still going to keep going; I will reach goal when I get there. I don't have to do it by a set date. I will do it when I get there and I want to be a lifetime member as well. So I am motivated to finish the race. I have now 24 pounds removed. I know the number fluctuates, but can't let that get me down. I must go on. See ya next week at the scale!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Week 11 of my Journey!!

I am excited about that award I received. I shared it with my weigh in partner and she was just as excited as I was. We like to celebrate our accomplishments. I like to go to ACMoore which is in the same plaza as Weight Watchers (shh!! don't tell my hubby).

Here are my results for this week. I am finding now that when it's that time in the month for me I have at least two weeks where there's an add on. In this case that is what happened this week for me. I have an add on of +1.0 pounds. I am not that happy, but I do know what it is so I have to let the feeling go. I am now at 24.2 pounds removed.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Week 10 of my Journey!!

I am now in week 10!! I can't believe that I've been doing this now for 10 weeks. I really hope that I do well this week. I have been tracking and journaling right along. I know that really helps to do that because when you see it on paper it doesn't always look that appealing when you go to put that in your mouth if you know that you'll be close to points or over points. I find that I'm even more accountable when I show it to my weigh in partner. We didn't know each other prior to starting Weight Watchers, but we met there and decided that if we showed each other our journals each week we'd one see what each other was eating and if we had a gain instead of a loss that we could be right there to help each other. I'm grateful for her and I'm glad that we're doing this too.

On to the results for the week. I felt pretty good walking into weigh in. I have been active more this week. I have now been weighed and here are the results. I had a -2.2 pound of removal!! WOW!!!! It really pays to be good!!! I also got my 5% goal done!!! I got a 5% sticker!!! I'd post a picture, but it's right next to my weight and I'm not ready to reveal that. I know I could to be more accountable. I have now removed 25.2 pounds!!!!!! Yeah!!!! WOW!!! I am so excited!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Week 9 of my Journey!

I am so excited to seethe changes in me. I am feeling much better about myself now. I have become more active in what I do and making sure to make right choices. I have always tried to instill that in my little one as well. I want him to make right choices in school. One that we've worked on was him coming to me even if it meant that possibly he'd get in trouble. He does come to me even if he thinks he might get in trouble. I'm so proud of him. I love it when he cheers me on at my meetings and my weigh in's. He's a great cheerleader just like my Aunt Betty. He loves it when he comes to a weigh in with me. They love it when he congratulates me if I have a loss. They tell him then he announces it and cheers me on. The other ladies waiting in line to be weighed love it and when he gives a woo hoo! from the back of the room they clap for him because they make him smile. Now he doesn't get to go with me all the time. He goes if he's off from school because of a holiday or there's just no school like in the summer. Sometimes it's those little things that mean so much to us when we're removing pounds or trying to accomplish a goal.

Now onto the weigh in results!! I had another add on. I had some things going on that I wasn't always able to track points. Tracking points is always key to this. I really feel that I need to make sure I log what I do, what I eat. I will be journaling and will let you know how that goes. The add on amount is +0.4 pounds. Which now brings my total to an even 23 pounds!!! I'm still proud that I've removed 23 pounds because that could have easily gone the other way if I hadn't buckled down and started keeping track.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Week 8 of my Journey!

Here we are at week 8 now. I'm excited!! Things are going well. I have been sticking with plan. I'm hoping for a decent removal this week. We will see because if I remember right I had an add on last month at this time. I'm hoping it holds off until at least tomorrow or the next day. I really want to see a removal not an add on. Well, I lost that one.... I have an add on this time. I'm not pleased with myself for it, but I know what the cause is so I shouldn't let it get me down. I really like to see the removal's on the scale. I don't like to see the add on's. The add on amount is +0.4 pounds. Although not that much, but nonetheless it's an add on. I just have to work harder this week to see a removal for next week's weigh in. My total now is 23.4 pounds removed!!!!

I'll reach my goal I just have to work harder and I know I can do this. I have been busy with my Aunt. It is difficult to see her in such pain. I wish she didn't have to endure that pain. I will do all I can to help take care of her and keep her comfortable.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Week 7 of my Journey!

I am really getting into this weight removal....I know I changed it, but I did say I was changing it from "loss" to "removal." I don't want to ever find this weight again. I am making the change for life. I want to be healthy for my family and for myself. I need to be there for the needs of my family.

I have been a bit more active this week. I can feel the change in energy level. I'm liking the feeling. I am now more involved with my Aunt's care at this point. She is now in hospice care. We are now there 24/7. I am now with my shift of hours between 37 to 50 hours. I can do it!!! I know I can stay on track with this. I just have to adjust my family schedule a bit to accommodate my Aunt's needs. I need to be here for her and I need to be there for my family. I will have to however put my crafts off for a bit. I don't want to stop all together, but I'm going to have to slow down.

I went to weigh in this morning I'm hoping the benefits of activity have paid off. We'll see. The meeting was great. I love the encouragement that comes from these meetings. I feel encouraged not only from the leaders, but from the people participating in the program as well. Ok... I have held off long enough... drum roll please..... I had a -1.8 pound removal!!! YEA!!!! I'm so happy!!!!! That now makes 23.8 pounds now removed!!!!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Week 6 of my Journey!

This is going well. I really like the changes I'm seeing. I am having issues with one pair of jeans though. LOL I have to say that I did something funny. I added a second button to my jeans because we don't have the funds at the moment that I can buy another pair. I would go to the thrift store, but they don't get clothes in my size often. I'll make these work until I can't do anything with them. Let's see how we do.

I'm home now from weigh in the meeting was great. I love them they are really informative. I really feel like I'm being accountable when I go to them. I feel really encouraged to go again next week with another "removal". I have a removal this week of -0.6 pounds!!!! Yea!!! It may not be that much but I figure any removal is a good one!!! I'm so happy!!! That makes a new total of 22.4 pounds now removed!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Week 5 of my Journey!

I'm doing well. Just taking care of my Aunt a little more now. I should say why I have to care for her. She's alone now that my Uncle has passed away three years ago now. I know it's been difficult for her. The day that we buried my Uncle we discovered that my Aunt has cancer. She's taken radiation for it, but needs some assistance at home. I love to spend time with her. She always has interesting stories to tell. I love to hear of her travel stories.

Now onto the "removal" ~ this week at the scale I did a great job. I must say that because I feel any removal is great!!!! Just means that I'm closer to my goal weight. I had a removal of -0.6 pounds. I'm excited!!!!! My total now is 21.8 pounds removed!!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Week 4 of my Journey!

Here we are again another week. I'm so excited!! I'm doing more than I was before. I really feel good. I have been taking care of my Aunt. I'm so happy doing it too. I don't always go everyday, but I'm sure one day I will be going more often. I love her to pieces.

Drum roll please...hehe. I couldn't resist! Let's see how I did. Well, I can tell you that my removal this week didn't add up. I mean I didn't have a removal I had an add on. I don't like these add on's. Hmmm, I'm going to have to work harder next week. I know I didn't go beyond my points, but still I had a +0.2. I know it's not much, but it really upset me. I really was hoping to have a removal. I figured out later on why the "+". It's one of those things us woman have to deal with monthly. I'm glad it wasn't a 3 to 4 pounds up. I will see a change on the scale next week. Well, now my total is 21.2

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Week 3 of my Journey!

Now I'm really feeling great!!! I'm excited!! I feel better. I have more energy!! I really love this!! I really do!! My little one does too.  He says, "Mama you're playing with me more now. Do you hurt? Does your back hurt?" When I said no, I don't hurt and my back doesn't hurt.  He was excited even more that I was on the floor playing with him.  I was really enjoying myself.

Time for the unveiling of the removal for the week... that just cracks me up.   I went to weigh in this morning before going to take care of my Aunt.  I hope I have a good "removal" so I can hear my cheerleader cheer for me.  She's so wonderful!  I have a removal of -2.4 pounds!!!! Wooo!! HOoo!!! I'm happy!!!! Now my total is 21.4 pounds removed!!! Yippee!!!!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Week 2 of Weight Watchers Weigh In

I'm excited to go to weigh in.  Now how many can say they're exited to get weighed on a scale.  I usually cringe at the thought when I go to the doctor's because it seems like his scale is so off from mine.  The last time I weighed at his office my scale was a six pound difference.  So now we'll see how Weight Watchers scale is close to mine.  I hope I can figure it out so I can track mine at home.  I know I shouldn't weigh myself often.  I should wait for the surprise at the meeting.  I mean if I've been on target there should always be a surprise at the scale right?? LOL

Time to reveal what happened at the scale this week.  Drum Roll....ok ok... so that was a little over the top.  Have to admit I'm pretty excited!!! I am really!!!  I went and was hoping for at least a 2 or 3 pound loss.  I was pleasantly surprised when they said I lost 5 pounds this week!!! WOW!! 5 pounds!!!! I'm so excited so that brings my total now to 19 pounds lost.

Ok, I need to make a change here!! I don't like the word "Lost".... I guess because when we lose something it can be found right?? I mean, seriously we lose our keys for example ~ we find them right!!  I am changing this right now!! I am going to start using the word "removed".  I say this because when I remove the weight I'm not going to go find it again... so the word is removed!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Let the Journey Begin!!!

I am officially starting my Weight Watcher journey!!! I am so excited!!! I can't wait to feel much better.  Have more energy and most important be more healthy for myself and for my family.  I really want to be there for them.  I want to have the energy to keep up with the activities that we plan as a family.  I don't want to be in back pain anymore and I know much of my pain comes from not being at goal weight.  I will be going to weigh in and see where I'm at and have a fresh start.  I have already begun my weight loss and have lost 14 pounds.  I will see how much I lose next week at weigh in.  Let's have a great week and stay on target.  Don't forget the exercise too.  That really helps and make sure to drink water too.  The water is a great filler to make you feel full.