My Weight Loss Ticker!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

5 months since I changed my life!

I walked into weight watchers on July 31st and I never thought that I would be where I am now. I have gone from everyone at McDonalds knowing my name and my order to everyone at the gym knowing my name. I have gone from a size 24 jeans to a size 18. I am stronger now than I have ever been. I have so much more energy. I have been told by people in my meeting that I am their inspiration to keep it up. I have inspired a good friend to start working out again. As a family we are doing more together and doing more outside activities. I have lowered my blood pressure and I don't get migraines as often. I have an awareness of what I eat, how much I eat and how it affects my body. I hear frequently that weight watchers is not a diet, but a lifestyle change and I truly believe that.

Thanks to the two leaders who signed me up even though they were about to leave because they knew if I left without signing up I wouldn't be back.

Thanks to Lori who keeps me inspired and motivated and provides support every Monday.

Thanks to Jeff (my hubby) who cooks wonderful healthy meals and makes sure that I have the time to spend on myself. Love you!!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill

I loved his previous book "Heart Shaped Box" - this is a collection of short stories and there are some good ones and other that just kinda left me thinking - "what the heck was that about??"

Over all it was a good read though.

Book Description (from
Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .

Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

Monday, December 24, 2007

Week 22 weigh in.

I gained .6 - let me say that again slowly so I really understand it - I - Gained - .6

I don't understand - I worked my butt off at the gym, I journaled everything I ate - I only used 1 of my flex points and I earned tons of excercise points and didn't use any of those. The only thing that my leader said that maybe my body held on to water and I didn't eat enough to counter act the excercise. I worked out 6 days last week. I'm very dissapointed and bummed right now. I went to the gym after weighing in and my shoe broke. This just hasn't been my day. I now need to find a comfy pair of shoes to replace these for my workouts.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Week 21 weigh in.

I lost .2 - I had two very rough days in a row, but I still lost! I plan on stepping up the excercise this week and having a much better week.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Week 20 weigh in!

I lost 2.4 pounds this week - making a grand total of 29.1 pounds lost! I had a very good week and I have to admit that with the addition of excercise I did very well!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Week 19 weigh in - AKA I DID IT!!!

I made my 10% weight loss today!!! I'm so excited and so proud of myself!!! I lost 1.6 pounds today for a total weight loss of 26.7 pounds in 19 weeks. I got a 10% award from weight watchers - a beautiful keychain! I also now get to reward myself with my very hip new bag! It is the overland equipment company's Donner bag. I got a green color and it is so pretty! I can't wait to load it up with all my stuff!!

I can hardly believe how far I have come. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I have done all this. I have a huge support system, but I have done most of the work myself and I feel great! I have a lot more energy and I feel great about myself. Oh and today was my birthday! To make 10% on my birthday was just the most perfect gift that I could ever give myself.