Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rough week.....

I had a rough week, I admit it. I followed my points, but I didn't get in any real quality workout time until last night and to be honest by then I was tired, grumpy and my heart just wasn't in it. So the result today. I gained two pounds last week. I'm picked off a little bit, but I know that I'll bounce back from it. I know I will. I know that I'm retaining water as my hands are swollen today and I have no ankles. That means sometime in the past couple of days I've had to much sodium so it is very likely that the two pounds I gained are mostly water. I've been drinking a ton of it this week.

It was a rough week, it was stressful and upsetting at work but I got through it without falling back on food. I'm quite proud of that fact. However, it also kept me from going to the gym, I just didn't have the energy for it. I'm not making excuses, it's just the plain truth. My heart wasn't into exercise this week. Yes, I went to dance class, yes I walked the dog, but no, I didn't go to the gym until Friday night and then it was barely for an hour. I wasn't in the mood for cardio so after just 20 minutes of cardio, I did my weights and headed home.

I didn't go to the gym today either. I just didn't feel like it, I went to weigh in, I did the weekly running around, I made lunch for us, I took the dog for a quick walk through the park and then I sat on the couch like a bump on a log for a half hour or so before it was time to head out to Vancouver where we spent the afternoon/evening with my husband's extended family. We had a great time, we had a lot of laughs and we had great food, home made pirogi and sausage, and cabbage rolls. Followed by cake for desert. It was great, I didn't over indulge, but I also didn't track my points for today. I didn't see the point in it.

Sunday is a new day, new week, new page. I'll get it together, starting off with a trip to the gym in the morning before I go on to the rest of the day.

A special message for my sister Kelly, I'm wishing you the Best Birthday ever! I hope it was a great one!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grooving to the music

Do you groove to the music while you're working out? I find that I get a much better and more intense workout when I have my mp3 player going. I've had a few workouts when I've forgotten my music or I've forgotten to charge my MP3 player and it dies on me in the first few minutes. It is times when that happens that I just don't get a good workout. The gym has good music, don't get me wrong but it's just not the same.

So...I was thrilled tonight to see that Jen over at Prior Fat Girl has posted a link to a Biggest Loser Subway free music down load. Here is the link. all you have to do is enter you e-mail address and you can download this free music playlist.

Pretty neat huh?

I hope you all have a great day! Katie

Sunday, January 24, 2010

How do YOU measure success?

It's a question that I haven't really though of until today. I have had a very SUCCESSFUL weekend thus far. I went to weigh in yesterday on my way to work and I had a very succesful weigh in. I was down 4.8 pounds! I hit the 25pounds lost in 13weeks right on the nose!! I felt fabulous about that. I had been worried about weigh in and almost didn't go but I am so glad that I did. Success is seeing those numbers come down on the scale. It feels great. It also marked another success for me. I am now back to my pre-accident weight.

Yes, pre accident, Five years ago, a kid was racing a friend down the street and blew a red light. He t-boned my car, totalled my car, forever wrecking my back. I tore my L joint, it connects your lower back to your hip. I am NOW a walking human barometer. I can tell you when the weather is going to change, I can tell you when it's going to rain or be humid. But I'm back! Yes I got sidetracked. When you go from being totally active to struggling to walk a half a block without bursting into tears you feel sorry for your self and I didn't help myself any either. But I'm back! I'm better than I ever thought I would be. I've learned when and how to take medicines to help me along.

In fact, I'm so far back that I've worked on a project this morning. My husband is working and so after returning from taking the dog on a 5km walk in 40minutes(yes!), I showered and got dressed, looked at myself in the mirror and decided the shirt I was wearing was WAAAAYYYY too big for me! A frenzied 45 minutes later. This is what my bed looked like.

This is what my closet now looks like:

I now have three piles of clothes for donations, three sizes that I no longer wear.
Sizes 5X-6X

Size 4X

Size 3X

So as you can see, I've done pretty darn good and I'm very happy.

Here is my activity log for the past two days as well.

Date 23-Jan
Activity Gym Stairclmber
Duration 50min 06 sec
Time in Zone 34min 56 sec
Avg Heart Rate 133
Max Heart Rate 149
Calories 744

Date 24-Jan
Activity 5km dog walk
Duration 40min 55sec
Time in Zone 34min 20se`
Avg Heart Rate 128
Max Heart Rate 153
Calories 498

Friday, January 22, 2010


So I've been off line for the past couple of days but that in no way means I haven't been active. I have been! I've been going and working and plugging along. I have weigh in tomorrow so I went to the gym to do my last chance work out. I'm pretty sure I blew it tonight though. It was my brother's birthday yesterday and as he and everyone else had to work today he was meeting people for dinner and a couple of drinks and invited my husband and I along. Knowing the restaurant that they were going to and the fact that there isn't a single menu item on there under 20 points, my husband and I decided that we would have dinner at home,(roast chicken, roasted carrots, potatoes and onions with steamed broccoli. YUMMMYYY!) and we would have a desert between us.

When we got there I ordered an unsweetened ice tea, since they serve Pepsi at the restaurant I knew it would be Lipton Iced tea, which isn't my favorite but I can't handle restaurant water. It's just blechy. Anyway long story short, one and a half glasses of iced tea and more than my fair share of Chocolate Explosion. Yep...I have weigh in tomorrow...did I mention that? I think I did all right points wise despite indulging in a bit too much of the desert(which honestly, wasn't all that great).

Ahh well. I did do a fair bit of activity this week, so here is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday's Activity Journals(Yes I do have three journals for Friday. While swtiching from cardio to weights I accidently turned off my heart rate monitor).

Date 20-Jan
Activity cardio
Duration 1hr 27min 45 sec
Time in Zone 1hr 23 min 05sec
Avg Heart Rate 134
Max Heart Rate 155
Calories 1184

Date 21-Jan
Duration 47min 15sec
Time in Zone 43min 14 sec
Avg Heart Rate 129
Max Heart Rate 145
Calories 590


Date 22-Jan
Activity Dog walk 3km
Duration 28Min 26 sec
Time in Zone 23min 05sec
Avg Heart Rate 134
Max Heart Rate 159
Calories 378

Date 22-Jan
Activity Cardio
Duration 41min 37 sec
Time in Zone 41 min 25 sec
Avg Heart Rate 135
Max Heart Rate 143
Calories 558

Date 22-Jan
Activity weights
Duration 39min 03 sec
Time in Zone 34min 30 sec
Avg Heart Rate 129
Max Heart Rate 150
Calories 356

So you see, with all of this activity, I'm hoping for a decent loss tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm Loving Dancing!

Who knew that I would love my dancing class as much as I do. I tell you, I am having so much fun with the Belly Dancing class. Yes, I'm the biggest (read heaviest) person there. When we had to get down on the floor today I was a little worried but I did great! I had so much fun! I can know do Piston Hips, the three dimensional figure eight, the Egyptian Shimmy, the reverse three dimensional figure eight and hip lifts, front side, back and neutral positions! I tell ya, it is a great work out. I will agree, it does NOT get my heart rate elevated into the zone, but it does get it up a little bit, and I still burn calories!

I'm feeling so good today, I made some excellent choices and I'm proud of myself. I didn't take a lunch to work with me today as I knew that I had to drive about 50km's to attend some training. I knew that with how busy we are at work this week, that I wouldn't get the chance to eat before I left, and that I couldn't very well eat a salad in the car on the way there. So when I left the office, I was hungry, it was just after 1pm and I had to figure out what to do. As I'm driving up the road heading for the freeway, I see KFC! It's been soooo long since I had KFC, but I drove right on by came Taco Del Mar...I don't remember the last time I had one of their big beef burritos. They are soooo good...compact, easy to eat on the go... but I drove right on by. Next up was Wendy's, now I've already decided I'm not having salad so there's no point going in there, they don't really have anything else that I would want to have. Then I came to Tim Horton's, in I go, a ham and cheese sandwich, without the cheese, no sauce, no butter, on whole wheat please. I made such an awesome choice! Only six points! I did good! I really really did! Then when I got to my training, what do I see, but a coffee and tea table set up with Cookies, Brownies and Cheesecake, my three favorite things. So what does Katie do?!?!

I go and sit in my seat, facing forward and start sorting through the training material! I did it! I didn't give in to temptation! I was so pround of myself. I came home, had dinner and headed out to my Belly Dancing Class.

It was a great day. Monday was great as well. I took lunch with me, I ate healthy all day, I drank my five bottles of water at work and I went to the gym. My husband and I headed up at 645, he wanted to do the Night Ride class which started at 730 and ran for an hour. We only took one car so I did a full 90 minutes of cardio! I, yes I spent 90 minutes on the stair climber!!!! I feel so good about that accomplishment I could scream it from the roof tops. Did I stop, of course, I had to refill my water bottle, I had to stop to stretch my legs, but I did it! I feel so proud of myself. Not only did I spend a great amount of time on the Stair Climber, but I also increased my intensity on it as well. I moved myself up to Interval level 9 & 11.

It was a great work out! I had fun tonight at Dance class, but I'll be honest I can't wait to hit the gym tomorrow night, Cardio and weights (Depending on how my arm is feeling, it's still really bothering me from Saturday's blood test).

Here is my Activity Accountability chart for Monday and Tuesday.

Date Jan 18th
Activity Cardio Stairclimber
Duration 1hr, 29 min, 33sec
Time in Zone 1hr 23min 01sec
Avg Heart Rate 129
Max Heart Rate 146
Calories 1118

Date 19-Jan
Activity Belly Dancing
Duration 58min 58sec
Time in Zone 0
Avg Heart Rate 118
Max Heart Rate 124
Calories 361

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Super Saturday!

As it is Saturday today, it was weigh in day....however, I missed yesterday's blog entry so here's a brief recap.

I took the day off of work, I called it my own mental health break day. I have a lot of time accumulated and I just needed an extra day off to sort some things out for myself. I started my day off by going to the gym where I proceeded to do my last chance work out. I did 40 minutes on the Stair Climber Interval program level 7 & 9. I feel really good about that. Next came my weights. I did them and I did them, and I have to say....I ROCKED THEM!! I did my ball press ups, I did my step ups, I did my crunches and my pull downs, I did my ball chest presses, I did my hammer curls, I did my triceps pull down 21's. I did my bosu squats with 10 pound bicep curls, I did my plank. I did it all and I rocked it! You know you've worked hard when your shirt is sticking to your back because of all of the sweat. The back of my shirt was soaked! Absolutely soaked. It was actually pretty gross, but I'm proud of that. Later in the day, just for the heck of it I took the dog on a long walk, 3kms in under a half hour. I rocked that walk too!

My work outs this week did pay off. I went to weigh in this morning and I was down 2.4 pounds. I am only 1.5 pounds away from being into the 280's. I don't when I last weighed that little. It's working pretty good and I'm happy with it.

I had my mind set to go to the gym tonight and do a super cardio set. However I ended up passing. I had to go the lab for some blood work this morning and the lab technician, went through my vein. I actually have two puncture marks in my arm and it hurts like a son of a BBEEEEPPP!!! I have this wonderful nasty bruise that circles my elbow and is slowly creeping up my arm. To top it all of, I've had the killer headache from he!! all day and I just couldn't do it tonight. That does not mean that I didn't get any activity in though. I did our grocery shopping, which means I did 12 flights of stairs up and down to get all the groceries up, and then I took the dog for a 5km walk. We did really good on the walk, we did the full five km's in just under 45 minutes. I think that's the fastest we've done this particular route. So, although I didn't get to the gym today, I still do have activity to log in my activity accountability log here:

Date 15-Jan
Activity Cardio/weights
Duration 1hr 32min 04sec
Time in Zone 1hr:25min47sec
Avg Heart Rate 134
Max Heart Rate 160
Calories 1236


Date Jan 16th
Activity 5km dog walk
Duration 44min 05sec
Time in Zone 35min 58sec
Avg Heart Rate 129
Max Heart Rate 152
Calories 554

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I don't know what it is this week, but I am HUNGRY!!! Seriously hungry. I'm proud of myself as I haven't gone for the junk. I'm keeping to my points, and I'm exercising like a crazy person. BUT I'M STARVING!!!

I've ended up going to eating every two hours, a 2 pt snack, some carrot sticks with some non fat salad dressing, a 1pt WW bar, a banana etc. But I tell ya. I'm hungry and it's bugging me.

Part of me is hoping that this is my body finally saying all right, we need to burn some of this fat on the old body here lady so lets get some good stuff down her to burn the fat up.

I have to laugh though, it's not in my head, my stomach is audibly growling at times. Even as I sit here typing this I can hear my stomach growl. I was working with a client today and they heard my stomach growl. I don't know what it is. I'm going to have to ask my leader on Saturday morning what could be causing it, maybe I'm not eating enough protein or something. I'll have to figure it out and let you all know.

Today is Thursday, and that means it's my night alone. Thursday is the night my husband goes off to his weekly Toastmasters Meeting. I used to pop a bag of popcorn cuddle up on the couch with the cat on one side of me and the dog on the other and watch tv. The past two weeks though, I've had a different routine. I leave the house the same time as my husband and I head to the gym where I get in a good hour's worth of cardio. Tonight was no different. It was pretty busy at the gym when I first got there, as my favorite Elliptical was in use I climbed onto the stair climber, also known as my nemesis.

I have never been able to do more than 30-35 minutes on this thing. Usually it's because my feet start to go numb and get pins and needles in them, but tonight after 20 minutes of going strong on it I decided tonight would be the night I would beat the 35 minute mark. So at 25minutes I selected a new workout time, 40 minutes, at 36minutes, still able to feel my toes, I changed the time to 45 minutes, at 40 minutes, I changed it to 50 minutes, at 45 minutes, I reset it for 60minutes! I did it! I did sixty minutes! Well technically I did 65 minutes with the cool down time on it as well. I did it. I really, really did it! I was very proud of myself as at the end of the program it tells you how many calories per minute, your average and maximum heart rate and best of all your distance. I did 4.75miles on a stair climber. I'm pretty impressed with that.

I think, I really do think, I just may have to do it all over again tomorrow as part of my last chance work out.

Today's Activity Accountability chart is here:

Date Jan 14th
Activity Stair Climber
Duration hr 14min 10sec
Time in Zone 1hr 12min 55 sec
Avg Heart Rate 137
Max Heart Rate 150
Calories 1018

Happy Thursday night everyone! I hope you have a great Friday!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Expanding my horizons.

I am. I am expanding my horizons. I saw an ad in the local Community Events Magazine showcasing all the different classes a person can take in this great city I live in. It was for Belly Dancing. Now, to be honest, I've been thinking about this for a while. I'm not sure where the nugget of wanting came from...but none the less it was there. I asked one of my friends if she would like to go with me as it seems like something fun, we'll get some exercise, learn some dance moves, and it was relatively inexpensive. Just over 10.00 per lesson, and the lessons go for 7 weeks.

Well our first class was on Tuesday. I was a little hesitant as we made our way into the community centre's aerobics room, where there were quite a few little slip sized ladies. Honestly, I probably make a good two to three of them. I just do. I was very self conscious at first, looking in the mirror, looking at our instructor, I wondered what it was I had gotten myself into. I have to tell you though, once the instructor started the music and started showing us our first move. I forgot all about being the biggest one in the room and just thought about having fun, and concentrating on making my muscles do what I now have to train them to do.

It was a lot of fun. I learned three moves, plus I learned about my posture for this dance, and the proper way to hold my arms. I can tell you, by the end of the hour, my arms were killing me!

They were so sore from being held up at a certain angle and certain position for so long. As well, by the time we got home, my legs were burning and my sides were sore. I may not have worked my heart up into a "Cardio" zone but I'll tell you this much. I worked up a sweat and used muscles that I didn't even know i had.

By the time I went to bed, I was whimpering, my arms were sore, my sides were sore, my hips were sore. I was a mess! When I got up this morning, I ached from head to toe. I tell you. I worked hard in that hour last night and I'm still felling it today.

I did do my ten minutes of practicing my three moves and I am again a little sore in the mid section. I guess it's from making those lower abs work! Belly dancing is better for your abs then a hundred crunches a day! I'm not kidding! It was a great work out and I'm honestly looking forward to next week's class.

I didn't make it to the gym tonight as I was at an evening training session but I'll be back at the gym tomorrow and Friday. I have weigh in coming up in just over 48 hours and I really do want this week to count!

Without further's my activity accountability chart for Tuesday.

Date Jan 12
Exercise Belly Dancing Class
Duration 1hr 7 min 52 sec
Time in zone 7 min 89 sec
Avg Heart rate 90PBM
Max heart rate 175BPM
Calories burned 428

Monday, January 11, 2010


I am determind to win this battle!

I am determind to lead a healthy lifestyle!

I am determind to succeed in reaching my fitness goals!

I am determind to do this right!

I was at the gym tonight working away as I usually do. I was on the stairclimber when I watched as a lady walked into the gym, walked right over to the weight tree and started lifting weights that were obviously too heavy for her. She then started lifting them the wrong way, at least I thought so. I caught the eyes of another lady on a machine across from me and she was shaking her head. This lady was going to hurt herself. Within a minute or two another woman walked over and the two were having a conversation, the lady didn't want to hear that she may be doing something wrong, that she may even hurt herself if she isn't careful. She continued what she was doing, stopped after a few minutes and left. I hope that the she didn't take the words of advice the wrong way.

I often wonder why people don't want to be told they are doing something wrong. Then I realized, I haven't wanted to hear in about my weight either. We get so defensive so easily when instead if we really took the time to listen and think about what the other person is saying, perhaps we wouldn't find ourselves in the situations we find ourselves in. Maybe, if I had listened to people when I was younger and lighter, I woudn't be facing this daunting task of losing more than 100 pounds. But...I'm determined to do it! I will do it.

Here is today's Activity Accountibility charts for Sunday and Monday.

Date Jan 10th
Activity Cardio/weights
Duration 1hr 21min 26 sec
Time in Zone 1hr 20min 15sec
Avg Heart Rate 138
Max Heart Rate 152
Calories 1156

Date 11-Jan
Activity Cardio/weights
Duration 1hr 19min 46 sec
Time in Zone 1hr 11min 20sec
Avg Heart Rate 135
Max Heart Rate 147
Calories 1090

I hope you have a great Tuesday! I'm looking forward to it!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

One step at a time....

or should I say one pound at a time? I went to weigh in yesterday morning and I was down a pound. Normally I wouldn't be that thrilled about being down a pound but considering I didn't put my all into the whole process until Thursday, I'm pretty happy with a pound.

It seems like once I got myself out of my self induced funk, I was back on track and raring to go. I logged a fair bit of activity on Friday and on Saturday I knocked it right out of the ball park. You see, Saturday night's in our house is Hockey night. For my husband anyway. I don't follow hockey all that closely, I'll usually sit reading a book while he's watching his game. Last night however I decided to head to the gym instead. I had a great work out! I did 45 minutes on the stair climber, I did the interval setting and I'm up the alternating between level 7 and level 10. This makes me very happy and it really does keep my heart rate up. I then did weights, two reps of everything, the second rep was to exhaustion. The only thing I have to remember when doing this is to watch my face. I do a lot of my weights on a ball, and when you've got a bar above your head and your arms give out, you can do yourself an injury! LOL! I did manage to get the weight bar into place by twisting it so the hooks hooked onto the grab bars up the side but still, I really could done some damage with that move! As it was I ended up falling off the darned ball. It's times like that I'm very glad the gym is quiet at night and there were only a couple of people who might of seen my go butt over tea kettle. Once I picked myself up, dusted off and finished my weights, I cooled down by doing 20 minutes on the Elliptical.

It was a great work out and a great night. The only problem was I was so wired and energized when I got home at 930 that I was still buzzing about the house at 1am when I really and truly wanted to be asleep. Ah well. Them's the breaks.

Here's my Activity Accountability Charts for the past couple of days, add onto it a couple of 20minute dog walks as well and I really did punch up the activity.

Date Jan8th
Activity Cardio
Duration 1hr 11min 11 sec
Time in Zone 1hr 10min 5sec
Avg Heart Rate 143
Max Heart Rate 146
Calories 1122

Date Jan 9th
Activity Cardio/weights
Duration 1hr 34min 36 sec
Time in Zone 1hr 30min 44 sec
Avg Heart Rate 141
Max Heart Rate 159
Calories 1452

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sad news...

...a friend of mine is about to lose a friend. I'm not being sarcastic or nasty, but a friend of hers is fighting her third battle with cancer. She has fought long, she has fought hard, and the doctors have now given her less than 24 hours.

I know that I'm humbled when I hear about people who fight the good fight, they fight and they fight and they are so happy. I am truly blessed to have two of those people in my life right now. Barb is suffering from PV Cancer. A common cancer in older people but very rare in people our age. Audrey in her fight against breast cancer has taught me the true meaning of grace under fire. Both of these incredible ladies always have a smile, a hug and a kind word for anyone and everyone.

I've often felt sorry for myself the past couple of weeks, my weight loss isn't progressing as I would like it to, I have this never ending cold and work is complicated. But compared to these ladies, their husbands, their families. I don't have anything to complain about.

My heart goes out to the family of Karen, her husband George is in my thoughts. I can only pray for them, that they have peace, and that Karen isn't in any pain.

I know on face book it's really stylish and fun to post the color of your bra for breast cancer. But people, we need to realize that there are a lot more types of cancer out there, and we need help to fight all of them!!!

Please, get involved with your local Cancer Society office. If you don't know where to go, go to that will put in you touch with your local cancer office. Let's get out there and show people how much we really and truly do care.

If you don't want to get "Involved" consider donating to a couple of events. I'm personally involved in the Weekend to End Women's cancer for the third year. Visit , I'm also the captain of a relay for life team, you can visit us there at

Thursday, January 7, 2010

On the Road again!

...on the road to health and happiness. For some reason as I finished up stretching at the gym, that song by Willie Nelson popped into my head. I didn't think anything of it as anyone who truly knows me, knows there is always a song or two rumbling around the old noggin. I just thought it was extremely funny when I got into the car to head home, and turned on the radio to hear the announcer say,"and now, here's Willie Nelson, On the road again." I laughed and laughed, how prosaic was that!

I thought it was too funny but maybe it's just my mood tonight. It was a long day at work, as so many of them are this day it seems. Stress and worries and so the game goes. I went and saw my doctor about this stupid head cold that just won't quite. He's not overly thrilled about it and I have to go get a whack of blood tests down tomorrow to please him, but he did give me my monthly B12 shot so hopefully that will help with the total lack of energy portion of the program. We'll just have to wait and see.

As previously stated, I did get to the gym tonight and I did work my little fanny off. I used the stair climber for my cardio, 30 minutes on it, I did the interval program, with the lower interval being level 7 and the higher interval being level 9. It did indeed get my heart pumping though, after my cardio I did a half hour of weights, as it's been a while I thought I would take it easy but I'm happy to report I didn't do that. I challenged myself by bumping all of my weights up a level. It was a hard on the first rep, and even harder on the second, the third reps I went to exhaustion as I wasn't getting the full 15 counts in. Pretty good I think. I took a full five minutes to stretch afterwards as it's been so long since I worked out and I do want to be able to move tomorrow. I still really did kick it out tonight though as my Activity chart will show, my heart rate stayed up and my calories burned was great!

All in all, the day turned out pretty all right. I'm not going to complain, I worked hard at the gym and hopefully that will pay off in my weigh in on Saturday. I will be going to the gym again tomorrow night to get in my version of a last chance work out. I have to work on Saturday morning at 8am so I'll be able to go for weigh in(that starts at 730am) but I won't be able to stay for the meeting. This will be the first meeting I've missed since rejoining weight watchers. I don't want to make a habit of that!

Today's Activity Accountability chart:

Date Jan 7th
Activity Cardio/Eights
Duration 1hr 5 min 34sec
Time in Zone 1 hour 1min 5 sec
Avg Heart Rate 142
Max Heart Rate 163
Calories 1022

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


...I am struggling this week. I'm being honest. I'm not putting 110% in like I should be.I don't even feel as though I'm giving it 90% I really am not. I've got this stupid head cold STILL(3 weeks now!!!) I'm exhausted all of the time and I'm not getting my activity in at all. The queen of excuses is now in the building! I could go to the gym. I really and sincerely could. I SHOULD have gone to the gym tonight, instead, what did I do? I went with my husband to a restaurant called Afterthoughts. Now this restaurant is a special restaurant filled with deserts. Instead of sharing a desert or just taking a bite or two of my husbands, I got my own. With whipped cream on it! Then what did I do? I laid on the couch for two hours watching television. Now, I'm feeling guilty.

My new year has not gotten off to the banner start that I had hoped that it would, but I will get there! I really and truly will. I stepped on the scale a few minutes ago and I'm annoyed with myself. If I don't get myself moving I'm going to end up gaining this week and that's just not acceptable. It really and truly isn't. I'm on track points wise, (with the exception of the cheese cake, but I do get my flex points to use every week, which I hardly ever use)

So, here I go...the queen of excuses is leaving the building and I'm going to the gym tomorrow come heck or high water....If only losing the weight was as easy as gaining it...hmmm.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!

It's a new year with a new start and I'm ready and raring to go. I went to weigh in this morning and got the bad news, up four pounds in two weeks. Wow!! How did that happen?!?!? I'll tell you how that happened, it happened by not tracking. That's exactly what happened. In the past three weeks, I didn't write a single thing down in my food journal. Not a thing, zip, zilch, zero! I did not track what I had and that has changed today.

Beside pledging to track everything, I've also pledged not to buy anymore bottles of water. I thought I was doing good for my body but didn't think about the enviroment, yes I recycle, I had three bags of recycling this week, but I didn't realize how much oil and resources go into making the bottles of water. Someone sent me a link and I followed it and I was amazed at what we're doing to our planet, all for the sake of convenience. Well, it's just as convenient to fill up my own Hard plastic or metal bottle myself and carry it around. so please, go to th link below and do their test, see how you can help out our beautiful planet. Let's face it, it's the only one we've got!

Filter For Good: Pledge to reduce bottled water waste.