Sunday, November 21, 2010


The past week or so we have had more company stay in the house then in like forever. First Steve's company, and now mine. Roxie and her brothers are in town this weekend and let's just say it has been so good for me. It has reminded me what it's like to actually have friends, and how to have fun outside of work and not just the standard house cleaning and math homework. Cady is having a hay-day over the company, and all the attention she is getting. I think she is going to have withdraw symptoms when they leave. Oh my big puppy...

In which my math class get's over in 2 weeks. I have 2 more homework sections to do, a final project and a final to take. It's close to being over, and I am glad. This past year has revolved around math and I am ready for it to be over. I love having company. It reminds me that there is more to life then just what revolves around work. And yes, my life here in Missouri revolves around work and the gym. It makes me think of what's next in life, but that I wont write about until plans are more concrete and closer to the time of execution....

Yesterday hit 50 days of my new lifestyle. Yesterday was a crappy eating day with company and going out, but I am not beating myself up over it, instead I will hit the gym hard this week and keep going, that is why this is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. As of this past Monday I made it to 30 pounds total, only 3 more pounds to go before Christmas. I am sure with this weekend, and then this week being Thanksgiving, so I am sure I wont be the 33 until the beginning of December, but that's okay with me. As long as I don't gain!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

6 weeks = a habit!

Well it's been 41 days from the start of my new healthy lifestyle. I don't call it a diet, because then I would be setting myself up for failure. Instead I have changed my life, they say it takes 6 weeks to make a habit. Well tomorrow is the beginning of my 6th week, so I think it's fair enough to say that I have made this a habit. My day consists of waking up, actually eating breakfast, heading off to the gym, where 3 days a week I do water aerobics with some cardio, and the other days cardio and weights. Then back home to eat lunch, cook dinner, then off to work.

What have I learned you may ask? I have learned that it's all about the difference of the calories intake and the calories output. I have learned that 8 cups of water isn't enough, instead you have to drink half your body weight in ounces. I have learned that I have to eat my allotted amount of calories, that you have to actually eat in order to loss weight the right way. I have learned that if I want dessert, then ok eat it, but in moderation and then try to eat it healthier. I have learned that even though I don't put extra salt on my foods, that I need to be very cautious with the amount of sodium in foods, soave greatly no processed foods, everything I eat now, I make, so that I don't have more water retention. I have learned that I can do it on my own, and my new friends on helps me to stay motivated, encouraged, and accountable. I have learned that I love water aerobics, I love the cardio wave, and I just started to make friends with the elliptical now that it doesn't bother my knee.

In 6 weeks I have lost 23.4 pounds, a few inches throughout the body, making me 9.6 pounds away from my mini-Christmas goal. It is so close I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I meet this goal, I am going to reward myself by purchasing a HRM so I can accurately count my calories that I burn. So now you know where I have been, and what I have been doing in the past 6 weeks.