Saturday, March 28, 2009


Out of the 170s for good!!! Weighed in today at 169.8. Although I barely made it out of the 170s, I'm damn proud to be moving in the right direction. Yesterday was just too hectic to squeeze in a few minutes to weigh-in, so Saturday will be the new day for that. I work out Monday through Friday so that will be okay. I had some pretty high-intensity workouts this past week. I'm really proud that I'm managing to get that hour to myself to get back into shape every evening. Clarence watches the kids so that I can really focus on me. I really love him for that. It doesn't take much to make me happy.:)Besides I'm NOT a morning person. I felt like I was just getting it over with instead of getting the maximum benefit from working out.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Update on everything

I've decided to make this blog not only about weight loss but also about my life in general.

Last week I was sick as a dog and so was my 6 yr old son Malique. Thats why I didn't do a weigh-in post. When I finally got my energy back to get into the swing of things again, guess what? My husband Clarence got sick. He's been home the last two days:( I feel like its gonna take forever before things get back to some sort of normalcy. Last Friday, I weighed in at 172.0 and I'm not happy about it one bit. I expect an even bigger gain at tomorrow's weigh-in since I've been home taking care of Clarence and not really sticking to watching my caloric intake. I feel like I'm going to be stuck in the 170s forever:( This morning he(Clarence) couldn't sleep anymore because of his illness, so we were awake at 5am watching Tenchi Muyo(anime). Now I'm feeling the affect of that. I barely made it to the kitchen to make a pot of coffee. I really don't have the energy to eat anything, so I'll probably just grab a banana and call it a day. The kids are on spring break this week. It rained Monday and Tuesday, yesterday it was pretty cool and today we're lucky to be in the 30s. Its pretty safe to say that we are going to be raising our children in Minnesota. I wish my mind would get use to it. We were both born and raised in New Orleans and have been here for almost 4 years and I'm still not use to it. I don't think complaining is going to change the weather, so I might as well suck it up and deal with it. Going to grab another cup of joe. Weigh-in tomorrow(pray for me).


Friday, March 13, 2009

Weigh-In Friday:) ; 30 Day Shred

Down 2 lbs. this week bringing my new weight to 171.1. I'm super happy with that!! I was hoping to be out of the 170s this week but its okay. I know for sure that I'll achieve that mini-goal next week. I started doing Jillian Michael's 30 day Shred on Wednesday and I'm hoping to go the whole 30 days to see if this will actually work. My legs are bothering me a little bit this morning but its nothing some good stretching won't cure. I have ran out of granola bars(my obsession) so I definitely need to get to the store today, tomorrow at the latest. I can't believe I'm actually finding the time to work out with four children and a husband to take care of lol. So when people tell me there isn't enough time to workout, its an excuse. If I can do it everyday with all the chaos that goes on around here on a daily basis, I KNOW it can be done. I'm going to try and workout while the little ones are playing today. If not, its gonna definitely happen during nap time. But I seriously could use a nap myself, so I'll mostly like make it happen before latter of the two.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend!!

*DEFINITELY out of the 170s next week;)


Friday, March 6, 2009

Weigh-In Friday

For those of you following along, I've decided to change the day that I weigh in. When I weighed in Monday I was at 178.1. This morning I'm at 173.1. My TOM was last week so I'm guessing all the water weight etc. hadn't left my body when I weighed in this past Monday. I've also been working out twice a day on Tuesday and Wednesday. So I've lost 5 lbs in one week:D This has definitely made my day and is an awesome start to the weekend!!! The things I did differently this week would have to be drinking no less than 80 oz of water per day, taking a fiber supplement, and increasing the endurance of my workouts. I've also purchased the Forerunner 50 made by Garmin. It tracks my heart rate, time, and calories burned(only during running and walking;with use of the foot pod). It really makes me want to work even harder to see great numbers on my fitness progress. I need to get some breakfast in my body, I'm thinking oatmeal today. Have a great weekend everyone!!


*Hoping to be out of the 170s next week*