Losing The Hard Way

{January 22, 2012}   Putting up a -9

I’ve lost 13 lbs since I started this journey 21 days ago…9 since I posted my last update on my weight.

I still haven’t gotten really “serious” about losing weight, so I’m hoping to get on that soon.


{January 18, 2012}   This is all exhausting really…

The thing I like about fad diets is you usually lose a great amount of weight quickly…of course it’s nearly impossible to keep it off but man, with some of my friends putting up weight losses of 5 plus pounds a week, and I’m getting somewhere between 1-2 lbs a week it’s hard to stay motivated. 

I’m learning to be a bit easier on myself though.  Not expecting perfection.  If I can’t do it today, I don’t have too, I can always start again tomorrow.  The world won’t end if I miss one work out, and my diet won’t either.  Sometimes I really need that extra two hours a day for laundry, or a nap, and that’s okay, really.  As long as it doesn’t become a habit…

I’m trying to realize that if I set the bar too high I’ll quit like I always have before…so I’m setting attainable goals.

Today, I was kinda exhausted, so I didn’t do class, and where as some nights I’d be beating myself up, tonight, I’m letting it go…I’m going to be okay.  NO big deal.  Whats one day?


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Game Day!!!

{January 12, 2012}   Just another day

I have a Zumba date, Saturday, with a friend.  Actually I’ve never met her yet, but I answered her add on Craigs list a month ago about wanting a workout/accountability partner for this weightloss mission we both are on and we’ve encouraged each other the last several weeks.  So, I meet her Saturday and introduce her to my most favorite form of exercise, I hope she loves it!

Today was a bit better though I didn’t Zumba tonight either.  Mostly because we got snow but I’m not sure I’d have gone anyway.  I hate myself less though, which is always a good sign.  I’m pulling out of this funk.

I hope tomorrow to take my dog and my kid on a long walk…or something.  I hope so at least.  Depends on how the snow holds out.  I’d love to go sleigh riding too.  We shall see.

I’m going to work harder on my prayer life.  I got some great ideas from Beth Moore today, and hope to implement them in the next few days. 

I’m still working on one word for 2012…There are so many good ones. 

Till tomorrow…

{January 11, 2012}   First Loss of the Year

I’d love to say that I’ve been so busy working out that I haven’t been writing, but that, would be, a lie.

I’ve been so busy being depressed I haven’t been writing. 

I hate myself for have allowed myself to gain so much weight, yet I skipped Zumba last night.  For no reason other than just not feeling like going.  I suppose that’s a good enough reason.  I’m not going tonight either because surprise, I don’t feel like going tonight either.  I’ll go tomorrow…I have too.  Tonight ends my allotted time to be miserable.

To be honest a lot of things are a muck right now.  The baby is teething so sleeping is no longer his strong suit.  We’re wanting to move but the move date keeps getting pushed back so I’m living amongst boxes, now till end of February first of March.  I feel like I’m losing ground on everything.

So imagine my surprise when I jumped on the scales this morning…205.6!  I’ve lost a little more than 4lbs.  I’m really proud of that because I have been trying to watch what I eat, drinking only one diet pop a diet using water or tea for the rest, and working out pretty consistently.  So, it feels like a good honest lose!

So here’s to tomorrow! May it suck way less than today has!

{January 10, 2012}   Zumbaversary

Today is my zumbaversary! One whole year of Zumba under my belt!!

{January 6, 2012}   Yesterday and today.

Yesterday seemed to go pretty well exercise wise and diet…today I’m struggling. It’s gonna get better! Right?!



{January 4, 2012}   Mr. Zumba

So I took a new class today with an awesome male instructor! He’s a great teacher, inspirational really, and I think this will be my Wednesday date for awhile!!!

I ate pretty good today, until I ate awful 😦

Baby steps right?


{January 3, 2012}   Zumba

Tonight I completed my first Zumba class of the year! It was great to be back among friends.

My lungs burnt for awhile and then my legs had their turn, and I’m stiff already, but drinking tons of water hoping to avoid being too sore!!!

Zumba is the only thing exercise wise I don’t dread. I love it do much! I think it’s my answer to at least some of my weight issues.

I’m going to go to bed earlier again tonight, hoping to change my schedule a bit.

***something I’m proud of from today : ZUMBA! Something that needs work, my eating and getting enough water in. Three words to describe today…trying, accomplished, rewarding!


{January 3, 2012}   To Better Things

I decided last night I was going to get more than the usual “few” hours of sleep I normally get, so I went to bed early.

And promptly woke up at 2:50am. 

Basically exactly at the 4 hours of sleep I normally get!  Argh

I’m so not doing laundry at 3am!

Going back to bed thanks to Tylenol PM.  It will take awhile to change bad habbits.  Right?

et cetera