Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I have been trying really hard to lose weight - and I'm finally doing it!  I've lost 12 pounds so far!  This week has been terrible (as in eating and lack of exercise).  I went to dinner with the girls - for Italian - one of my many weaknesses and yes, I was bad.  Then, yesterday I had two terrible muscle cramps that stopped me from working out.  I made it to the gym today during lunch, but my workout was cut short due to a meeting.  That's ok - I was nervous about today's workout, because my calf muscles are still sore from yesterdays cramps!  But I made it 30 minutes on the treadmill (instead of 40).  But I made it there!  I did do a little more jogging on the treadmill today, so that was good.  My goal is to do all jogging - no walking!

Bottom line is that I am proud of myself for sticking with exercise and sticking with eating right (most of the time).  I really can't wait to see how far I can go and keep this up.  I'm looking forward to skinner me!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Biggest Loser!

Some co-worker friends of mine and I are participating in our own version of Biggest Loser challenge.  We created the rules, have weekly weigh-ins, and the progress is awesome.  We are five weeks in and I have lost 12 pounds!  This is better than anything I have ever been able to accomplish with Weight Watchers or anything else on my own.  I am simply working out regularly and watching my calories (keeping them around 1200 per day) and that is it!  I have more determination this time around than I ever have before and for once, I am very excited!! 

Some have asked me what is different this time around the weight loss merri-go-round?  And the difference is I turned 40.  That was huge for me.  I have a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.  I would like to avoid all of that if I can help it. 

And yes, I am kicking some booty on the challenge.  I won the monthly challenge - the girls had to take me to lunch last week (awesome salad place).  I lost another two pounds at today's weigh-in.  I am surprised and proud of myself at the same time.  And determined to win the challenge overall!