Saturday, September 30, 2006

YIPPEE! I've hit the 10lb mark :o)

This is a major milestone for me! I'm now down 10.4 lb!! I am just thrilled and to celebrate I am spending the whole weekend doing an on-line scrapbooking crop! :o) It's so much fun! Tim will take Ella out and about so I can get some scrapbooking done.

I feel just great, my pants are so loose now I will have to dig out my old pants. Though I think I gave up a while back and threw all but one pair out. I'll have to check. I do have pants that I've been squeezing into, so I can now wear those comfortably.

Life is good :o)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Down a size!

I am now officially down a size! My pants are falling from my waist - I can pull them down without unzipping them!! And I can fit into an old pair of black cords, which were my favorite! My tops are looking like tents and I can fit into some that were too snug before. It is such a good feeling.

I am down 8.8 lb overall and 6.5 inches lost. Friday will be my third week mark and I am still ahead of my projected weight loss. Yippee! This is so exciting!

I'm still finding yummy meals in the diet centre's cookbook and DH is loving all these home cooked meals with veggies! LOL!

I'm back to seeing my craniosacral therapist, I'm still dealing with my head injury and this seems to relieve it for a little while anyways . I am waiting to see a specialist, but not until the end of October. I definately find that the more sleep I get the better my head feels, but nighttime is the only time to myself. DD does not nap anymore, much to my dismay!! She's just 2, but full of energy. I know she is tired, but she just won't go down for a nap. Grrr! She also doesn't sleep well during the night, we never know when she's going to sleep through the night. It's tough to recover with that disruption. But I do my best. I'm sure that losing all my weight will help with my energy levels so I can make it through the day (and nighttime disruptions!).


Friday, September 22, 2006

Made it to the Two Week Mark!

However, I am up .6 lb!! Geesh, I'm at a standstill already???? I know, I know, I've lost 7 lb so far so that is good - but not losing any MORE weight - not good. My optional "free exchange" has been taken away for a few days - what do you mean I don't really NEED those fat-free chocolate puddings and mango sorbet?! LOL! I did kind of slack off there when I was sick, but I hope to jump back on now that I'm feeling a little better :o) They've also given me a Glycemic Index, huh?! Guess some "good" foods aren't necessarily "good." (i.e. watermelon - who knew it had a high glycemic index rating?!). So I need to avoid those foods for the time being until I get back on track. I think I slacked off on measuring, too. You think you have it down pat, then you measure just to see and you're way off! LOL!

Had a declicious crab salad for lunch today and made an awesome taco salad for dinner. I baked a few tortillas in the oven and they are just like chips, yummy. I crushed them up and put them in the taco salad. It gets the nod from DH :o)

I have an option of going in to the weight-loss centre tomorrow, as she thought I may be worrying about my .6 lb increase. Me, worry? No...ok maybe...yeah I suppose it's a bit frustrating. But I won't be in to weigh myself. I'm giving myself the whole weekend. As I mentioned previously, I hate being weighed every day, yuck! Next week I start going 3x/week instead of daily. Wednesday I have the option of being measured yet again. I prefer to do that monthly, but we'll see if they let me hold out for that long! LOL!

I used to weigh myself every few months or so and record it on the calendar. So I thought I'd just check back to see when I weighed myself last. It was March 2006, and holy smokes, I had gained almost 15 lb in 6 (SIX) months!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it! I was just so disgusted, where was I headed???? I am so glad I took that step through the HM doors when I did!

Well, DD has finally chosen to sleep and DH has gone out sooooo - it's time for some scrappin' fun. Maybe I can start on my mini album about my journey to health :o) Make sure you check my scrapbook gallery over there ----------------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>> to see my wonderful creations! LOL!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Feeling Better

Well I'm finally feeling a bit better today. My tummy is still a bit iffy, but I'm not as dizzy. Whew!

I need to get back on track with meal planning, etc. Because I was sick for a few days I didn't worry so much about that and admittedly have not been watching my portions as well as I should. Gained about .2 lb today, but not a big gain at all. I don't like the fact that they weigh you every visit (and daily for the first two weeks, 3x/week thereafter). I like being weighed weekly and am keeping a graph chart to show my weekly progress. I love doing this, as even when I gain a little, overall the chart is pointing downwards and that's all that matters.

Many thanks to all of the emails of support! They are greatly appreciated :o) (Also doesn't make me feel that I'm just blabbing to myself here!! ROFL!!)


Fighting a Bug :(

I seem to be fighting some kind of bug. I haven't been feeling well since Sunday actually. I am very dizzy and nauseous :( I don't feel like eating or have the energy to plan my meals. But I'm doing the best I can.

Monday's weigh-in went very well, I lost 1.4 lb. Which brought me to exactly 7 lb lost. WHOO HOO! Today was pretty good too, losing .6 lb.

Trying to decide what I want to do to celebrate my first 10 lb. Movie or crop maybe? Hmmm, a bit of both perhaps! :)

Oh, I found a new best friend...Haagen Das Fat Free Frozen Mango Sorbet! Absolutely delish!!! Who knew something fat free could taste so good! LOL! :o)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Weekend Is Over

Well, time to start checking in at HM again tomorrow. I have the big weigh-in after two days on my own!! I almost slacked off from my menu planning since I didn't have to check-in at HM for two days, but I realized that it was so important to help me reach my goal.

Friday's weigh-in went very well, down 1.2 lb, so my total lost so far is 5.6 lb. That's half a dress size!! WOO HOO. Ok, I know my goal weight is a long way off, but I must celebrate the small stuff! LOL!

This HM cook book I have is really terrific! The meals are awesome & so flavorful. Tim just loves them, too!! Bet you his weight will be down in no time! LOL! But this cook book has saved my bacon many times. It's so hard to know what to eat when you are limiting your food intake, so this has really helped.

I wasn't feeling so great earlier on today, my bowels were going nuts (sorry if TMI!) and I felt I was getting flushed then I would get cool. Ugh! I hope I'm not coming down with anything. Is Chicken Noodle Soup allowed?? ROFL!! Guess I won't be laughing if I come down with anything. :o(

Wish me luck with my weigh-in tomorrow! :o)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Down 4.4 lb Total :o)

Just checking in quick before I go to bed. I'm up so late!! Had a great weigh-in yesterday but not so great today :( (It's those darned heavy jeans I tell ya! LOL!) Overall I'm down 4.4 lb so I can't complain about that. Tomorrow is my one week anniversary! I am already over my weekly targeted weight loss and I hope to keep it up :o)

I'm feeling a lot better about things. Though it's hard to not think about food, especially if it's "rationed." But I love this program and it is just what I needed. The ladies at the weight-loss centre are great and very helpful. I'm slowly getting used to the taste of the sugar substitues and have made good friends with Fresca! LOL!


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Feeling good!

Well, four days into it and I've lost just over 3 lb (not including my shoes! LOL!)! Was at my check-in today and decided that I'd weigh without my shoes from now on, as they added an extra 1.7lb! I'm already thinking of the winter months when I'll be all bundled up, I'm sure those thick knitted sweaters weigh a lot! LOL!

Was talking to the ladies at the weight-loss centre today and admitted that the first few days it felt like I was going through withdrawal!!! Seriously! Now it feels so good though. Knowing that I'm eating to keep my body going rather than keeping my emotions in check. I'll be using my creative outlet to help deal with my emotions, rather than food.

I figure I probably had a lot of 3,000+ calorie days before!! Sometimes I'd have TWO ice creams a day! And I'd go to Costco just for an ice cream cone (the best by the way)! Eekk! Now, I'm not saying that I'll never have an ice cream cone or treat again, anything is ok in moderation - but that's the key word for me - mod-er-ation. LOL!

Must go and plan my meals for tomorrow.


Monday, September 11, 2006

I'm looking over a four leaf clover...

Yes, I found a four leaf clover today in our backyard! We happen to have tons of clovers in our backyard! LOL! So this means good luck will come my way!! YAY!

My check-in went great today, lost 1 lb. So that's a total of 1.6 lb lost so far :o) I got measured today as! Couldn't help looking at that hip measurement!! Eekk!! Ella made me measure her, too, while we were there! Oh & she stepped on the scale, too (she's 30lb). LOL!

Today I felt much better, I am learning to spread my food over the course of the day so I don't get those hunger pangs. I just have to make sure I plan my meals, otherwise I find myself in a bit of a rut.

Ella was a bit of a handful today, so my neck is a little sore tonight :( Must get to bed soon so I can rest my weary head.


Sunday, September 10, 2006


Here I am at the end of the day and I am indulging with chocolate & vanilla pudding...fat-free, of course. Mmmm, so good! Had a bit of a rough day as I am still getting used to planning my menus in advance. I think I have it all worked out now and am getting used to it. DH has been so supportive of this, it's just unbelievable!!

A little something funny to while folding my teeny tiny shirts I realized that it wasn't my shirts that kept on shrinking, but it was my body that was expanding!! LOL!! I was always complaining to DH how my shirts seemed to shrink & shrink (even though they are always hung up to dry!). And dear DH never said a word. So when I laughed out loud today at my realization and shared it with DH, he told me that he didn't have the heart to tell me it was me. So here I am, finally doing something about it, and I am super excited. I sure hope my shirts will fit me again & soon! LOL!

Tomorrow is another check-in & weigh-in. Not sure if I get measured, too. Wish me luck! :o)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Survived the first 24 or so hours...barely!!

Ok, it's now into the second day and, boy, the food allotment they give you sure gets used up quick!! Except for those darned veggies, still can't seem to eat enough of those!!

Today I wasn't feeling so good as I had a massage yesterday and she was a little rough with my neck (felt ok at the time). So I am trying to recover but feeling a little dizzy. Then I'm wondering if it has to do with the lack of food.... Argh!

Went for my very first check-in today. Got weighed again and had my "before" photo taken. Funny how it's just so natural to want to suck it in! LOL! I lost .5 lb already...WOO HOO. LOL! Every bit helps, I suppose.

A quote I'd like to share from a weight-loss story a magazine... "Before the weight loss I was just a person existing and not really living." That really struck me as that's how I feel I've been living. I am so excited I've chosen to start living!! :o)

Friday, September 08, 2006

Day One!

Well I took the big step today and joined a weight-loss program. I am so thrilled, excited and scared all at the same time. I can totally feel that this is the first day of the rest of my life!! I must say that I am a little lost with my meal planning at the moment. I'm sure I'll get used to it. I have already found that I have a weakness for starches (cereal especially!), I must eat more veggies & cut down on my dairy :*( The ladies all seem very nice and I look forward to my visits. I need to check-in 5x/week for the first week, then 3x/week thereafter until I am done.

My goal is to lose 40lb and my goal date is January 26, 2007. I am thrilled!! I can just see the fat melting off.

The final straw was seeing camping photos of myself and I swore I had to do something and soon! I was eating everything in sight knowing full well what I was doing and just not caring. Well...I'm so worth it & I want to take care of myself. It's all about ME! :o)