Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011

Well I am at a stand still now.  31 pounds down, and have stayed that way for an entire week.  It's funny how getting sick changes everything.  I was sooo sick over Easter I couldn't even tell you what I ate or didn't eat.  Then I spent the whole week trying to catch up, and here I am one week later still in the same place.  270 pounds!  I am frustrated that I can't seem to get back on the weight loss train, but still very excited that I am still 31 pounds lighter.  I feel really good.  I've not had one migraine the entire time of being on this diet, which tells me that whatever I was consuming before was the cause of my troubles.  I was even able to play at the park yesterday with Gabrien! Still didn't go down the slide or play on the equipment, but I was able to keep up!  How awesome is that!!!!!! 

OK so to restart the system, today is my first apple day!  I can do this!!!  I can get past this first plateau!!!  Please Lord help me get past this!  I cannot do this alone, but ony with your strength!!!  Thank you.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 15, April 23

I am now down to 270 pounds!  I feel amazing!!!  People are starting to notice that something is different about me, but they can't quite put their finger on it!  This is sooooooo awesome!!! 

It is almost time to go buy some new pants, because as Melissa says soon, I'm gonna be singing and dancing the "Pants on the floor song".  I say Grampa, where are those suspenders you bought in Vegas!!!

I am soooo excited about this I can barely contain myself.  This has been an amazing journey!  I have been setting small goals for myself, so that my main goal of 150 is easier to manage.  Here are some of my small goals.  Lets see if I can hit them :)

1.  Get down to 275 pounds (the weight that I was when Brent and I met) CHECK!!!
2.  Get down to 250 pounds
3.  Get into a 2x shirt, and a smaller size pair of pants!
4.  Be able to ride a carnival ride.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 13

Lost another 2 pounds!  YAY!!!! I'm down to 277 pounds.  Two more pounds and I will be at the weight that I was when Brent and I met.  Then while getting dressed, I threw caution to the wind, and went into my closet and found a shirt that I haven't been able to wear buttoned up since I got it, and guess what???  I was able to button it, and wear it!!!  WoooooHoooooooo!!!!!!!  I am soooooooo excited!  Also yesterday, I noticed that my double fat roll is slowly shrinking.  I know is there, but now other people can barely see it through my clothes, pretty soon, only I will know its there :)

This is the best I have felt in a LONG time! 

VICTORY!! I was able to say no to Chocolate Cake last night.  Instead I had a bowl of Strawberries with Stevia and I ws satisfied.  Yay me!!!!  Thank you Lord for giving me the strenght to do this for myself!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 11

OK not so great at doing the blog!  The good news is, I've lost a total of 20 pounds!!! Yay Me!!!!  the bad news is, it is getting harder and harder not to cheat.  Of course it doesn't help that my family is not making is easy!  Time to pull up the boot straps and kick some ass.

Today is a new day!  I can't go back, I can only move forward, so here I come!  Let it be what it will be!!! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 6 & 7, April 14&15

Still loosing pounds.  I started this at 300 pounds, and am down to 289 this morning.  I am 11 pounds down.  I am soooooooo excited!  So yesterday, I ate my chicken salad for lunch, with melba toast snack at three.  For dinner, I made Tacos for Brent and Craig.  I had myself a taco salad.  It was sooooo good.  I really wanted to cheat and have a taco with ALL the rimmings, but I stuck with a salad.  I did add a Tiny bit of cheese, but I haven't had my alloted tablespoon of milk all week, so I gave myself a treat.  You could imagine my surprise when I weighed myself this morning and lost another 3 pounds.  I'm really excited about this, and am hanging strong.  Kinda nervous about the weekend.

Friday's lunch consisted of chicken and Cabbage, Melba toast at three.  Got home, Brent was playing some music and having some beers.  I said no to the beer!  Maria came over.  For dinner, I made Chicken and Cabbage for myself, and everyone else got corn for their veggie.  I tried something new and made the honey mustard sauce using brown mustard, garlic, Apple Cidar vinegar & Stevia.  Oh my, on cabbage it is soooooooooo good.  Unfortunately before we ate, there was an incident and Maria left, Brent and I argued.  I fed the kids, and had a hard time eatting dinner because I was upset.  I had to force myself to eat my chicken because i knew I had to eat something.  Then Gabe wanted an apple so i chunked it up and baked with Stevia and cinnamon. Before he could eat it, he was sent to bed, so I ate it and a breadstick.  Finished watching a movie and went to bed.  So Friday night was a success.  Tomorrow not so easy I'm sure.  We are going to Breana's b-day party.  Hopefully I can say no to the cake!  OMG, I forgot, when I got home from work there was a keylime pie on my counter.  Markus brought a pie home with him!!!!!  So far soo good, no pie for me.  Of course it helps that it was a keylime pie.  Not my favorite, but i can see how the boys are gonna temp me, but I am determined!  I hope my co-workers are doing well!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 5, April 13, 2011

I went to bed last night a little frustrated!  Brent got on the scale and he has lost 10 pounds!  10 pounds in two days.  How NOT fair is that!!!!  So I thought why not, I'll get on the scale too and see how much I've lost through out the day.  I was still at the same spot I was this morning!  I could have cried!  I know men loose weight faster, but come on, do the pounds go away over night?  So needless to say I got into bed and I watched the premier of Deadliest Catch in a huff!  So my first moment of unpositive thinking happened on Day 4.

So I woke up this morning and drug my butt to the scale.  I gave myself a heavy sigh, thinking that I was gonna be in the same spot that I was yesterday, but to my surprise, I was down 3 pounds!  I was sooooo excited I did the happy dance right there on the scale!  I was rejuvanated, and didn't have to look at my before picture!!!

I can get through my work day fairly easy, and the last couple of night have been pretty easy too.  Tonight was a different story.  We went to Walmart to get Breana's B-day present, and all the sudden the urge to get  burger on the way home hit!  I stayed strong, and went home and cooked dinner, but it wasn't easy!  I felt myself wanting to slip into the same pattern, I lost 5 pounds, if I cheat, I can loose it again, but then I thought no way am I gonna go to work and hang my head in shame for "not saying no to the Big Mac".   Both Brent and I realized on the way home, that going shopping is a trigger for us.  We usually always stop and get a burger and fries on the nights when we have some errands to run.  Now that dinner is over, I'm REALLY glad that I didn't stop for that burger, and tomorrow when I get on the scale, I hope I get to do another happy dance :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 4, April 12, 2011

Woo Hoo!!! I woke up this morning and weighed my self and I lost 2 count them 2 pounds!  OK I know it's not much but it is the beginning!  I couldn't wait to get to the office to tell them. 

Today was a good day!  I wasn't ravenous when I woke up, I didn't get hungry until about 12:00, and then I pushed lunch to 12:30.  I had the same thing i ate yesterday.  Grilled chicken salad with a vinagrette dressing!  I ate my melba toast at 3:00, and I haven't eatten my apple.  Will do that later tonight ewhen the munchies hit, and I know they will hit!  I will also have my strawberries to mince on too, and my breadstick :)  I want to say this is easy, but I know it's just hte beginning and like everything else, I'm gonna want to give up at some point, but i'm gonna keep looking at that NASTY before picture I took and continue this journey!!! 

Weekends are going to be HARD and so are the weeks we are gonna have the kids, but I know I will get through it.  Lord help me through this!!  In your strength I can accomplish anything!!! 

So I am two pounds lighter, there is a spring in my step and I'm still positive!!!  Another successful day!  Can't wait to get on the scale tomorrow morning.

Day 3, April 11

It is Day 3, and the first day of only 500 calories.  I think I did well!  I stuck to the plan and only ate what the diet said I could.  I really need to chek my lables and update the fitday.com, because I think I have the calories on my chicken and beef wrong, but I was in a hurry this morning so I didn;t have time to check it out!

Dinner was very good!  I love steak and Aspargus.  Don't think Brent is liking it too much, but he is a tropper and hanging in there!  I think he likes the melba toast the best.

Looking forward to getting on the scale to see if anything has come off yet!  We will see!!! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 2, April 10 2011

OK so here we are day 2.  Another day of "Fat Loading"  WooHoo! 

Again I had myself a good hearty breakfast, thanks to my nephew Craig.  We had scrambled eggs with cheese, and Fried potatoes with onion!  Yummy!!!  Lunch consisted of homemade crab salad on crackers.  I had a monster bowl of chocolate ice cream.  Then dinner was Fried pork chops, Mash potatoes with country gravy, and corn.  I was soooo full I couldn't stand myself.  I also had myself a couple of teriyaki sticks..  I felt like I ate all day long!

While making dinner, I made both mine and Brent's lunch for tomorrow.  i made us each a grilled chicken salad, with the Vinigrette dressing!  It looked and smelled REALLY good, hopefully it tastes good!  I'm really excited for tomorrow.

I'm weighing and Measuring myself tonight to get my starting numbers.  Not to excited about that, but I'm exited about starting to loose weight! 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 1 April 9, 2011

My name is Michele Jones and this is my weight loss journey! A few weeks ago a few girls at work and I decided that we were going to "diet" together.  For the first time in a long time I feel like I can REALLY do this!!  It is time to take my life back!  I'm almost 40 years old and I am soo tired of being fat. 

Everyday I look at myself in the mirror and I cringe at what I've allowed myself to become!  I'm tired of being out of breath when I walk up a flight of stairs, I'm tired of being embarrased because I can't play on the playground with my 2 year old step son.  I'm tired of having to shop in the "Plus Section".  I want to be able to go hiking & swimming.  I want to be able to play football on Thanksgiving, play baseball in the summer,  ride in an airplane without the seatbelt extender! I want to rollerskate, go rafting, take a Moonlight Canoe Trip!!  All of these things I cannot do because of my size!!  It's time for change!!!!!

So today is the first day!  For the next two days I am to "Fat Load".  "Fat Loading", isn't this something I do on a daily basis?  Isn't this the reason why I have gotten as large as I have.  Well it sounds like fun.  Let the "Fat Loading Begin"!!!

How freeing it is to eat as much as I want without guilt!  I must say when you put pen to paper, it looks like I ate enough for an army.  I ate breakfast. scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, and fried potatoes.  (I love fried potatoes!!!!)  Then we went to the Pear Blossom Parade, and I ate an italian Sausge dog with onions and bell peppers) For dinner I had 3 chicken strips and fried mushrooms!  Yeah, that is ALOT of FAT, and lets not forget the snacks!!!  I snacked on a Teriyaki stick, chips and french onion dip, I had a KitKat Bar, a Twinkie and a Pepsi!  Holy snot rockets, that is alot of food!!!!  Oh yes, lets not forget my Mike's Hard Lemonade!!! Ok now that it is all written down, I am sickend by what I find is yummy to eat!!! 

I'm commited to this for 30 days.  Then hopefully for another 30 days and so on until I meet my goal!!  My goal is to loose 150 pounds!  If it comes off fast that would be totally amazing, if it comes off slow, so be it!  I know I'm in for a hard battle.  It took about 15 years to get this way, I know it will take time to fix it! This time I have an amazing support system!  Brent is completely on board with me, and he is going to make healthy choices too.  He is going to lower his calorie intake, drink less alcohol, and quit smoking!  He is an amazing man!  The girls at work are going through this with me too, I couldn't imagine doing this on my own, we will celebrate our victories together, and we will hold each other up in times of struggle!  It's going to be a long jouney but well worth it in the end!  Tomorrow is day 2 of the journey!  Another day of "Fat Loading"  Tomorrow night I measure and weigh myself.  Not looking forward to that at all, but everything will work out and be fine!  I'm looking forward to my journey and for my life change!!!