Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Week One

Well, my first week wasn't great. BUT, it can only get better from here.

Monday April 13
            -  I drank 64 oz. This was my best day of the week
Tuesday April 14
           -  I drank 48 oz.
Wednesday April 15
           - I didn't drink any water this day, and maybe I had two Dr. Peppers
Thursday April 16
           - No water again today, only one Dr. Pepper
Friday April 17
           - I only tracked 16 oz but I drank 24 oz.
Saturday April 18
           - I drank a few sips here and there at work but it didn't even amount to 8 oz.
Sunday April 19
           - I drank 8 oz.

Not a great week but Monday was the best I've done in a long time! I felt so great that day and tried to keep the momentum going but that pesky Dr. Pepper was just calling my name, multiple times!

So far this week, Monday and Tuesday, I haven't tracked any of my water intake. I'll get back at it starting tomorrow. The key to being successful is overcoming the minor setbacks and refocusing at the start of  every day!.

In other news, my husband surprised me with an early birthday present, a Fitbit Flex. I'm so excited to start using it to enhance my weight loss experience and motivate myself to do more every day!

Here's to a better next week!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Welcome back Emily

Whale, Whale, Whale...I'm back.

And yes, I wrote whale instead of well. Because I'm feeling as large as a whale now so I threw that in there.

Last time I wrote here, I was feeling so optimistic about Curves Complete and I have posted some before photos. Needless to say, I didn't stick with the program and those before photos would be welcomed back now given my current state.

I'm somewhere between 250-260 lbs now. I can't bring myself to get on the scale. But I can feel it. I can see it. And I don't like it.

So I'm starting with one goal this week. DRINK MORE WATER! I feel better when I do this and I know my body functions better with enough water in the system.

I've downloaded an app called "Water Your Body." I put in my weight and it calculated how much water I need based on that number. Currently I need to drink 126.5oz of water a day. On a good day, I hit MAYBE 40oz. So that's my goal this week. Starting tomorrow, 4/13/15, I'll be working every day to reach my water needs. I think a small, short goal will be easier for me to complete and it'll get me in a better habit of drinking more water.

Here's to running to the bathroom ten times a day and chugging water while pretending it's Dr. Pepper.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Most Horrifying Thing You've Ever Seen

Okay peeps, here it is. I'm about to post my before photos! I'm freaking out a little on the inside but I know I need to do it. I need to see where I am to know where I want to be. We'll start with the measurements then I'll post the pictures.

As of Monday, August 27, 2012 my measurements are as follows:

Bust: 46 inches

Waist: 38.25 inches

Abdomen: 50 inches

Hips: 54.5 inches

Thighs: 32.25 inches

Arms: 17.25 inches

Weight: 235.5 lbs

Body Fat: 45.2%

BMI: 41.7%

Kinda depressing but it's good to see. Hoping all those will be a little smaller at my next weigh-in on Monday. At least my thighs should be because the Hubby and I have been walking every day so far and plan to keep it up as long as possible. Alright, here goes nothing, photo time!

 Well there ya go. Out there for the whole world to see. I think sometimes you don't realize how big you are until you see something like this. Next month, these pictures will look different!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Curves Complete

Today I started my new exercise, diet and motivation plan-Curves Complete. 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Exercising 4 days a week. Drinking at least 64 oz. of water every day. Taking my Curves Essentials vitamins twice a day. Walking at least 5,000 steps every day for this first week and then increasing my steps each week by 500 until I reach 10,000 steps. I will have a meeting once a week with my coach who also happens to be my mom so that will be a good way to keep me accountable.

I feel I did pretty great today minus a few mishaps trying to take my vitamins. Those are awful little buggers. I've always had a problem taking vitamins though so it's to be expected. Something about the way they smell and then that smell translates to a taste. Needless to say, I gag. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I managed to get both sets down though so victory for me.

I ate all my meals and snacks today. The only extra think I added was an orange and it was a small one at that. I did my Curves workout and even got the Hubby to go on a walk with me and our puppy. Although with all the water I drank today, we were only able to walk for about 30 minutes before we had to go back home so I could use the bathroom lol. I think 60 minutes of activity today is really good for me though. I'm lucky if I get 60 minutes of activity in a whole week, that's how lazy I usually am. I still have my ab workout to do tonight though so I'll get more exercise in as well.

I plan on doing my Curves workout on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I'm planning on doing my ab workout every day and then doing Pilates on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Sundays will be my exercise rest days but we'll probably go for walks and enjoy spending our time together.

I feel much more optimistic this time about how this weight loss is going to go. Hubby and I want to have a baby within the year and due to infertility issues, we have to go through specialists to do it. I know my weight is going to be a problem so I'm trying to fix it now before we even see the specialist. I also want to be at a healthy weight so that when I do get pregnant(fingers crossed on that happening), it'll be a healthier pregnancy and I'll be able to know how to be active and eat right so I can raise my children to not have weight problems like the two of us do.

Who knows how far I'll be able to go with this. All I know it that I'm hoping to get to 200 lbs within this 90-day Curves Complete program. I know it's possible, I just have to make it happen. You can't WILL yourself to change but you can PLAN to yourself to change. I've just gotta stick to my plan and make things happen. I'll be posting a current "before" photo and my current measurements tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Well Here We are Again

Hello readers, whoever you may be.

I'm back to writing on this here blog. I need something to keep me accountable. I need more motivation, seriously.

I had a health scare yesterday. I was pretty convinced that my pre-diabetes and become full-blown diabetes. I was having a lot of weird symptoms and so I figured I'd better go get it checked. My hands were shaking so badly while I was waiting at the Dr's office that I could hardly hold my phone to text my husband updates.

Once I was finally called back into a room, the whole process was pretty fast. We found out that I did not, in fact, have diabetes but we needed to figure out what was wrong with me anyway so we started talking about everything. Lately I've been having chronic fatigue, as in in no matter how much I sleep, I can't get enough and I am always tired. It's affecting everything in my life!

The Dr decided to change my depression medication, do some blood work to test my thyroid, and ordered a sleep apnea test. I'm only 22 for goodness sake! My health should not be this bad. I shouldn't have all these problems but unfortunately I do. Every trip to the Dr ends with a "things would be better if you lost some weight." I know. I know. I get it, okay? Every day I have numerous reminders about how big I am and how much weight I need to lose. I'm aware I have a problem. I just don't make any changes or do anything differently. And I know it's my own fault that I'm this way and that I have to be the one to change if I want to get any better.

I made some birthday resolutions which you can read on this blog here. One of those resolutions was to get healthy. Let's face it, losing weight is always a resolution for me but somehow I feel different about this. I'm going to repeat this again, I'm only 22 for goodness sake! I want to have a whole, full life ahead of me. I don't want to spend my time hiding in my room because I hate the way I look or dreading going out with my husband or friends for fear of people judging me because of how fat I am. This is going to be a slow process but somehow it's going to happen. I'm committing myself to workout every shift and work and then on my off days, go to the rec center to do various other things. I'm really interested in doing yoga and pilates classes because I sure do enjoy them. I know exercise alone isn't going to solve all my problems though, eating healthy is going to be even more important than ever. Who knows where I'm going to end up with all of this but it's a chance to improve myself and change the one thing I truly dislike about myself.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New year, new try

Going to get better at updating this here blog. My mother recently bought a Curves and I've been working there part time and have also had the added benefit of being able to work out as well so it's going to be great for my body. I've lost 7 lbs so I'm rocking it so far! I've decided this blog is going to be mainly focused on my weightloss journey so if anyone who reads here wants to follow other aspects of my life, you can follow my new blog here.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Measurements 9/2/11

Well blogging world, I was brave enough to share my weight, now I'm going to be brave enough to share my measurements! Alright, I don't think this is as scary as how much I weigh but still, taking measurements is never fun. It is another way to track progress though so that's good :)

Here goes.

Hips: 53 1/2"

Right Arm: 16"

Left Arm: 15 3/4"

Right Thigh: 29"

Left Thigh: 30 3/4"

Chest: 39"

Waist: 35"

I took some other measurements but those are just things for me that I had wanted to see. Since the last time I took my measurements (not sure when that was), my waist is down 2 inches and my thighs are a little smaller!!!!!! PROGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm down 2 pounds from the metformin, current weight is 221. Still working hard. Eating has been pretty good, exercise has been so-so but still happening. Will be whipping out a DVD tomorrow since the gym is closed.

The hubby and I have been watching the show HEAVY on netflix. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's basically where they take 2 people and bring them to this place for 6 months where they are taught to work out and eat healthier and correctly. It's pretty intense.  Anyway, I've been noticing how the people are able to do so much more once they have the weight off. Obviously I know this is the case, the smaller you are, the easier it is to do things. What I didn't realize is that while I've always known I was big, I didn't think about all that extra weight I'm carrying around on me and how bad it is for everything. Keeping that thought in mind, I've been trying to push myself a little harder in my work outs and whatnot.

Here's to another week of working hard and doing the best that I can! Hopefully I'll be seeing more results in the near future!