Monday, March 31, 2008

Gems From My Oldest

Today, as I was taking our oldest to his swimming lessons (there may be another post at a later time on that) he looked at me and said, "Wow,'ve lost a lot of look thinner."

It mean so much coming from him...I was feeling pretty good as over the past few days I've gotten into clothes that I couldn't wear since I got pregnant with our youngest.

I told him thanks and that I'm going to try to lose even more weight...he goes wow then you'll really be skinny.

What a great kid!

Monday, March 24, 2008


I finally made it into the top 10 of the Biggest Loser. They finally listed everyone, but I counted and there I was. Finally this working out and watching what I'm eating is paying off. And, the best part is I feel GREAT! I think I've walked about 10 miles in the past 2 weeks or so and have done water aerobics at least 3 days a week.

Even my aerobics instructor today said that she could tell how much weight I've lost...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter, friends and family. I hope you have a blessed and happy celebration of the resurrection!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Meez

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You like my new Meez? Not sure I like the background but it's different.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Not So Mad Today

OK, yesterday I was pretty ticked because of what the scale said...but today when I measured myself (I didn't get to do that last night as usual) I found out that what my former aerobics instructor had said...don't go by the scale, go by the way your clothes fit or the way you smaller your waist is getting. Today I got out the tape measure and looked at what the other numbers said. Well, I've lost like 3 inches off of my waist and almost 3 off of my hips. I'm gradually getting smaller.

Today I went back to the Y for early water aerobics. Tuesdays should be known as swimming with the sadist because it almost killed me. It's deep water aerobics and boy was it interesting and DIFFICULT. We began with these floaty belts around our waist...I thought ok cool...we'll probably tread water and stuff. NO...we started by running from one side of the pool to the other...when you ran out of floor you kept on we did cross country skiing...same thing...we followed that with getting these foam ended barbells and pushed them up and down while we ran down and back...we did a back float kick thing next with the barbell across our chest as we lay on our backs...then it was "sit in a chair" and use only your arms down and back...and now go backwards doing the same thing. Finally as I'm getting more and more tired, we had to swim laps...with these float things holding us fast as we can. I thought I was going to die. I haven't swam laps since I was in college and needless to say I was in so much better shape then.

Maybe I'll go back next week...boy, that was a workout.

Monday, March 10, 2008

OK, Now I'm Mad

This week was dismal as far as weightloss goes. Last week I hit my second goal weight, having lost weight consistently over the last five weeks until this week. Today I weighed weight loss. I'm mad. I've been working out 5 - 6 days a week...and this week I stepped it up a notch by taking the killer water aerobics class. Maybe I'm gaining muscle which will mean more weight loss but that makes me mad. I knew I'd do this sometime but was hoping it wouldn't happen.

I was a little frustrated at having consistent weightloss and never making it into the top 10...but grrrrr.

I'm going to continue counting calories, watching what I meet and working out, but just know I'm frustrated.

Perhaps I should try Charlene's approach above.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

That Kicked My Rear But I'm Going Back

Today I had to go to the Y earlier than my class...but because of that I was able to do something that I've been wanting to do for a while. My aerobics instructor was teaching the arthritis class so I thought I'd be doing my own thing during that time. There is also another water aerobics class at the same time. I've never done this but have thought about it. When I entered the pool area I asked one of the lifeguards if there was class and she said the teacher wasn't there. So, I went to the warm pool and began water jogging and working with weights. Then I heard music next door. My usual aerobics instructor told me to go over and try the class and that Mary would "kill me." OK...I thought I'd try it.

Kim wasn't kidding...we were jogging full force, we were kicking and all sorts of stuff. The class was fun but HARD...we didn't do stomach crunches but we did major cardio. I think I'm going back tomorrow...we'll see. Surely I should lose some weight this week although I have fallen off the wagon twice with some really good foods. So, we'll see.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What Ya Think?

So, I really liked the new Purple Cow look and decided to go onto the website and get a cooler was time for a change. What do you think?

Monday, March 03, 2008

Week Four of the Biggest Loser

Well, we've just finished week four and I'm happy to say I continue to lose weight. Now, I've not lost an exorbitant amount of weight...but I've lost 5% of my body weight thus far. I hope to continue losing weight throughout the entire contest.

Then hopefully by the end of the summer I'll be down to my right weight. We'll see.