Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It figures...I lose weight and it comes from my fingers instead of my butt!

Now that the weather has gotten colder and my hands are cold all the time, my wedding ring is just WAY too big. It actually falls off if I turn my hand down and shake it gently! went the big diamond and on went the plain, solid gold band we bought almost 11 years ago (because I actually THOUGHT that is what I wanted as my wedding band!!! Crazy!) What's encouraging about this is that that band has always been small and even back then (11 years ago when I was skinny) it was very uncomfortable to wear because it was so snug. But yesterday when I slipped off my diamond ring and slipped it just slid right on! It's never been this loose on my finger. Hooray. Just a small reminder that I AM shrinking my body, even if it IS from my fingers!! ha ha Of course, I will either get my real ring sized or buy a spacer thingy very soon so I can wear it again...but I just thought I'd share this small peice of "victory" with y'all.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Back at it

So...yes...Kate and Kandy...I promise, I am still working at my Thanksgiving Goal! As a matter of fact, the scale said 135.0 today! Hooray! That's 2 pounds down..just 5 more to go! I had gotten a little lazy for a while there...but I am back on track in a big way. I have a new-found inspiration in my life! My big brother (and when I say big I mean BIG) is on his way to a new life by losing weight and I am SO excited for him. He's only 40 and was up around 350 lbs. Because of all the extra weight...he'd pretty much given up on having any kind of life. He stays home from all the family activities now because he "can't walk that far, can't stand for that long, can't sit in normal chairs". In just the last couple of months, he has started exercising some (actually physical therapy because he has a bad back from all this extra weight) and has started watching what he eats. He is actually subsituting Weight Watchers shakes for Breakfast and Lunch and he's lost about 30 pounds so far! It's just the beginning of his journey, but I can see the spark in his eye. I know he's serious about it this time. He's also started watching The Biggest Loser this season (after mine and my mom's obsessive begging) and I know that is inspiring him as well. (who wouldn't be inspired by that show!?)
Anyhow, he came for a little visit this past weekend and we talked and I realized that this is something we can do together! Of course, I don't have nearly as far to go as he does...but really it's never ending for me either. I will always be working to stay healthy. As he left Sunday I said, "well, come Thanksgiving we're gonna both be looking thinner!"
So, that being said, I have decided to get back to P90X yet again. And not only the work outs...I'm mostly talking about the nutrition part. I started yesterday and had a very sucessful day. I did Chest & Back and Ab Ripper X and ate absolutely healthy ALL day!
Today already I've done an hour of "Pump" at the gym (weights) and then a 45 min. step aerobics class (burned 593 cal. total for both classes). I've been eating good and I feel great! I'm looking forward to accomplishing this goal and seeing my brother get his life back!
Thanks for all your encouragement all the time! You girls are the best!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Okay, so Kate pinned me down today and we decided to set a goal together. We are both GOING TO weigh 130 on Thanksgiving this year!! Since we're both sitting at the same weight right now (137) and there are 7 weeks until Thanksgiving...we have a very attainable journey and goal before us. I'm looking forward to achieving this goal (finally) and proving to myself once and for all that I am worth all this hard work and that I CAN get back to my pre-wedding weight. Plus, with another 7 pounds down, I will finally be WAY too small for all my clothes and will have a good excuse to go SHOPPING! Hooray! ha ha
(sorry Kate....but there is a good chance you'll have to do the same. I know that thought just totally depresses you! :o)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Okay...Feeling better about this whole work-out thing

I remember this t-shirt I saw a while back on an old guy at the gym. It said "This working out thing isn't working out for me!"
That is how I've been feeling for a while now....
I made myself do Chest & Back last night along with Ab Ripper X and then today...I got up and went to one of the "sister" gyms of my gym. I had been telling myself all this time (while my gym is closed for renevations) that it was too far to travel and that I could just stay home and do P90X..BUT...I went today and I LOVED IT! I will DEFINITELY be incorporating that into my regular work outs again. At LEAST on Tuesdays & Thursdays and maybe Saturdays. I will still do my P90X weight-training work outs at home on the other days too.
And of course...gotta keep eating healthy if I want the pounds to stay off and keep coming off.

I have just definitely realized that group fitness is my forte. Without it, I have a HARD time keeping myself motivated...but with it..well, there's just no stopping me. I'm so pumped about it right now, I want to go EVERY day...but I know that is not, I probably won't be able to move tomorrow anyway after the 2 hours I did today that totally kicked my butt.

By the last thing:
If you get a chance and can remember...pick up some HONEY CRISP apples in the produce section of your grocery store. They only sell them in October but they are the BEST apples EVER! I promise you...they are worth the extra $. If you don't trust me, buy just one and try it.

Friday, October 3, 2008


I am SO NOT into this anymore....