It's time to stop messing around and get serious about losing the weight. The time is now
and I am the person who has to do the work.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Burst Into Summer / Week 2

I feel like a little kid right now. I want to jump up and down and yell and cry and say "It's not fair, it's not fair!!". Who the heck said that I could work my ass off and only lose .06 pounds??? IT'S NOT FAIR!!
Do you hear me weight loss gods? It is not fair!! Get my drift? I am not a happy camper.

I have worked really hard this week. I have been doing the two boot camps. When I worked too hard I cut back a little, but I was still working damn hard. Those sprints would liked to have killed me, but they didn't. Intervals at my other boot camp tried to do me in too, but I wouldn't let them. And this the thanks I get?!?! Yes, I missed zumba, but when I did I worked out at home. It wasn't like I totally slacked off. I missed for good reasons. I just didn't choose to not go.

I confessed yesterday to eating cupcakes, but that could not have been my downfall. It wasn't like I ate a dozen cupcakes and ate them everyday. It was two stinkin cupcakes on one particular day. Big freakin deal!!!

I aced the mini challenge this week. I didn't miss breakfast once. I kept up with last weeks challenge too. Water, water, water. I'm thinking that next weeks challenge should be pretty easy. I've put a basket of fruit on the kitchen counter, so remembering to eat it is much easier. I also keep peppers in the fridge all washed and ready to go.

But -.06?!?! This is the kind of crap that makes me want to go to the Cubs game today and eat all the ballpark food and have cocktails till I'm buzzed. It makes me crazy. But, everyone has bad weeks when they are trying hard, so I guess this just my turn.

Sorry it wasn't more Team 4. I really did try. I promise not to go crazy at the ballpark. I get to go to the Cubby Bear before the game, so I know I'll have a drink or two there. We are meeting friends who live close by and I've never been there before. I may never get there again, so yes, I'll be drinking. I'll be good with the ballpark food. Nothing too awful. But I am going to have fun. It's a Cubs game for heavens sake. And I'll drive people crazy with my camera, but that's okay too.

I think I may be feeling a little better now, but when I started this post.......

I felt like Lizzy looks

a caged animal who was really pissed off!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Burst into Summer / Week 1

It's the first weigh in of the new challenge and I am one happy camper. I lost 1.6 pounds. I worked hard for that loss and I'm proud of it.

After doing two boot camps in one day on Monday along with a three mile walk, I decided that my Shrinking Jeans boot camp days will be Tuesday/Thursday/Friday. By the end of my evening boot camp on Monday, I could have cried, passed out or puked. I probably could have done all three. I'm not doing that again. I'm doing zumba too. I missed last night though because of storms. I'll be there on Thursday. I did a yoga tape here at home instead. I realized too late that it was Tuesday and I could have done the tworkout. That ticked me off.

I haven't missed a day logging my food and exercise on My Fitness Pal. I even became MFP friends with Brooke and Ann this week. I've been doing well with my water too. I'm trying really hard to not drink diet coke unless I am mixing it with Bacardi and I'm not doing much of that either. I started making sun tea. I get that caffeine hit without all the crap that's in diet coke.

I realized after rereading my post from last week that I never took my measurements. I have the tape right here and I'll be doing that after I finish this post. I really want to know when this is all done what I lost in pounds and inches. I'm hoping it's a lot.

I'm going to really have to watch myself this weekend. We have parties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The good food and liquor will be flowing at all three. The hardest one will be Sunday. I can resist. I can resist. I CAN RESIST!! I just have to keep telling myself that.

I'm anxious to see how Team 4 does today. I know Mel did great. I'd love to win this challenge. It is a great feeling. My team won the Down and Dirty in 30 challenge and it was awesome.

Okay, so that's my story for this week. I'll see you back here in one week and hopefully, I'll have a nice loss to report. Hope you all are having a good weigh in too.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Friend Makin Monday (Tuesday)

I just saw this on Mel's blog and liked it. I decided it might be fun. Here's how you play.

Take a minute to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section over at so everyone can see your FMM questions and answers. Please add your links here too so I can be sure to check out your answers. The idea is to connect with other bloggers. Now it’s time for this week’s questions!

FMM: Yes or No?

Do you use coupons? Yes

Do you like football? Yes, but just Notre Dame college football!!
Are you in a relationship? Yes. I've been married for 37 years
Is your phone always within arm’s reach? Yes
Do you like thunderstorms? Yes

Can you cook? Yes
Are you – or have you – lost weight? Yes, but still working on it.
Do you know how to read a map? Yes, but there are people who say I can't.
Do you wear makeup? Yes, almost always. I don't like to scare people.
Do you read regularly? Yes.

Are you publicly affectionate? Yes. A kiss, a hug, a hand hold, but nothing more than that.
Do you like picnics? Yes, but I haven't been on one in a long time.

Do you have a/c? No unfortunately. We live in a 1930's house that has hot water heat, so no duct work for ac..
Have you ever been out of the country? No.
Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Yes, I love it.

Okay, now it's your turn and don't forget to link up.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Burst into Spring / The Beginning

It's time for the longest Sisterhood challenge ever. 11 weeks of exercise bursts and weekly challenges. A boot camp for everyone to follow online. I can't tell you how excited I am about this challenge. I need it very badly because I have screwed up very badly. I didn't really realize how bad until this morning.

I bought a new scale. I haven't decided if that was good or bad. I weighed myself for the first time on it this morning and I was horrified. According to this scale, I weigh what I did back in January. Holy crap!! That means that I have gained a big chunk of weight or I weighed a bunch more than I thought when I got serious about this in January. Whatever it means,


I know that I have told you before that the last six weeks of school kicked my butt. I was busy beyond words and exercise took a total backseat to everything else. I didn't think my eating was that bad, but I guess it was. There were days when I hardly ate at all and that is just as bad as eating all the wrong things. Add those three things together and you get my weight this morning on the new scale.


It starts right now. Some of it actually started on Monday. Here's how it goes.....

1. I'm back to My Fitness Pal. Obviously I do much better when I am logging my food intake and exercise.

2. I am back at boot camp and zumba. I've gone the last two nights and I'm going tonight and tomorrow. Four nights a week and no less.

3. I am back to walking. I bought a new pedometer and it is the first thing I do in the morning. No time to find excuses not to do it. I started with three miles which is what I was doing last summer. It was a little hard the first three mornings, but I know it will get easier and maybe I'll even be able to add to that as the summer goes on.

4. Water! Water, water water. I think I have forgotten what that even tasted like. No more. I have my 64 ounce jug filled and my goal is to drink that and more through the course of the day. That just happens to be the mini challenge this week.

5. I will take my vitamins and quit letting them sit in the basket in the kitchen. A few months ago, I never missed taking them.

Yeah, that's the plan. I think, no, I know I can do this. I have done it before and I just let too many things get in my way the last six weeks. I have a vacation the first week in August that happens to include our renting a house on a lake for a week with some family members. I'd like to be able to wear a bathing suit while I'm there. I sure wouldn't do it if we left today.

I'm taking my measurements this morning (gasp) and I may even get brave and take some pictures. A little inspiration (or fear) never hurt anyone. This challenge is mine to do with as I please. It would please me to no end to lose at least 15 pounds. I think that being off work for the summer might just give me that pleasure.

I am proud to be a member of Team 4 for this challenge. We really need to get a real name. I only know one of the ladies on the team, but I love to make new friends and support people on this all important journey we are on.

Lastly, I plan to do True Confessions and Weigh In posts every week. I also plan to switch where I post them between this blog and my Sisterhood blog. Hope you'll visit and follow my progress because there will be progress. I'll be checking out your posts too.

Together, we can all do this!