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Monday, February 23, 2009

Made it through the WARD CAMPOUT

"Holy Griddle" Breakfast - February 21, 2009

I don't know about you, but WEEKENDS...often are my downfall....especially, if there is a party or some event I am attending...This weekend was our WARD CAMPOUT...I tried really hard...not to PICK at anything EXTRA...Garvin cooked breakfast on the "Holy Griddle"...and I was able to walk away...from the "bacon" and "pancakes"....but, those hashbrowns...and left-over mashed potatoes that were cooked up for breakfast...was too much of a temptation....but, somehow...I managed to lose ONE more POUND over the weekend...!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ok I have tried 3 times now to report this week and for some reason the site is having problems so hopefully this will work and I wont blab on like I was. Maybe it was for me to yap but not to bore you all with(: Here it is....1.5 down. I hope you all have a super duper week. (:
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I hope everyone is doing great.
This week I went down 1.5 pounds. I have been doing the work out vidoes walk away the pounds (high calorie burn) My weekly goal is 6 and more if possible. I feel great. I am so excited to see results. When I tried weightwatchers after having the twins it took me 5 months to get down 17 pounds and I was working at it. I am just so happy that something is working this time. I know as we get older and having lots of kids does a number on the poor body but I want to be able to be around for future generations and active during that time. Ok Ok I know I rambled on there but for me yes I would love to be a smaller size but really I want to be healthy and active and there more for my kids and eventually(long ways away(: ) grandkiddies. It is all worth the hard work and dedication....with a treat every once in a while(:
Ok I have blabbed enough. Ladies I hope you all have a super duper week(:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm a "10"!!!!

Ha! Ha! I don't mean THAT type of "10"...(smile)...but, I did reach my FIRST milestone...I have lost my FIRST "10" pounds!!!! I am THRILLED!!!! YES, Sisters...it CAN BE DONE!!! Wow! Wasn't sure I would make it...but, I DID!!!! (smile) Hmmm....now for the NEXT 42 pounds....(smile)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

back from discouragement

Well I haven't been posting because I was so discouraged with my body. I thought I was doing well, eating better and exerciseing and then my weight started going up a pound a day. I thought maybe I was retaining water so I cut back on my salt intake but it still went up. I gained 5 pounds in a week. I knew that I couldn't be eating that many calories because of my MGB surgery but I was so bummed. I didn't want to post cause I couldn't take my ticker going backwards all in one week. So I just ignored everything and kept on doing what I was doing trusting that it would pass. I went out and bought and planted some flowering plants to cheer me up. Because of my age and the effects of surgery on my hormones I haven't had regular periods and was thinking I might be done with that but not so and three days after I started my period I dropped the 5 lbs I had gained plus another 1/2. So I will continue trying to eat right and exercise and look forward to a downward path.

Your blogs have really helped. I read them mostly on my phone which is harder to respond on. But all of you keep working on it and we will all be getting smaller.

Gail

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentines Day(:

Good morning ladies(:
I only have a second as usual these days. There is always so much to do, get done, clean, wash, chase.....well you get the idea. That stuff is recorded on my family blog if you want to read for yourself(: http://thesmithbrigade.blogspot.com/
OK back to the report for this week. After doing 8 miles this week and really working harder at eating better....most days(: hey I like chocolate and it was valentines (: I went down 2 pounds this week(: Yeah. I am excited. Hard work pays off. I hope you all had a great week. Alway remember even half a pound down is still a down(: Good luck ladies and I hope you have a super duper week.(:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

1 pound

Why is it when you are this close to the finish line the tortise kicks in? My weight loss has been like the hare, at times I could barely believe it. Then all of the sudden someone threw a stop sign in the middle of it. Although I should not be frustrated since I have lost all this weight since November it is hard to not be frustrated when the brakes get yanked up. I had my pre-op this past Wednesday before they did the LEEP on me yesterday. Actually funny story Jared Day was present for the procedure and I was very glad he was there. I was supposed to have pain and discomfort but he acted as a guardian angel in a way. I literally have not touched one of the Darvocet's they gave me, they prescribed 20 and I still have 20. So Angel please tell Jared he has to be present for any and all procedures I have, he is like a good luck charm. At first I did not even know who he was because they sedated me right before they wheeled me in, so I had sedation goggles on. I think he was also wearing his mask and head scarf. Once I was waking up though after and I saw him walking towards me in the recovery room I finally realized who that was smiling at me under that face mask. Anywho the doctor said in May we can start trying again and by then I will have healed enough and had enough time to lose the last 25 pounds.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Must Be the MOON!!!


Was this a difficult week for everyone? MUST HAVE BEEN THE MOON!!!! (smile)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Better then nothing(: Right?

Well I am off to a slow start this month. I hope it will get better. Ijust need to keep my mouth shut and exercise more(: I went down .5 this past week. I know better then nothing and it is still a loss. I seem to have more munchies and snacky this week. I was doing great even if Josh and the kids were eating whatever I could resist. No not this week and I know I will lose more if I exercise and I didnt get too much of that in this week. So here is to another week and hopefully still loosing. Either way it is a long journey and there are always bumps along any path we take that is how we learn and grow.....didnt say it would always be fun but always worth it.
I hope you all had a great week. I look forward to hearing from you so I will look for your reports. Have a super duper week ladies(:

Rough Week

Well, Sisters...this turned out to be my roughest week...Since I came back to Florida...I wanted to eat ALL the time!!! Yesterday, I had my FIRST real "sugar"...I had a few "hugs"....I have tried to understand...why I had such compulsion to EAT....and yesterday...I gave into one of my "indulgences"....I LOVE "hugs"...! I am still working on the "why"....but, decided...that I needed to SETTLE down, again...However, I DID lose...but, not quite ONE POUND...Up till now, I have been losing about "2" pounds a week...I lost .8 pounds....I will take it...better than GAINING...So, today, I am going with the mind-set...."I can do it"....Hope, I can report next Sunday....BETTER RESULTS....and have my "SPIRIT" in control...instead of my "PHYSICAL" appetite...hmmm...or my "EMOTIONAL" state of mind.....(smile)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Need a chuckle?

Dieting is NOT FUN! So, we got to find HUMOR...along the JOURNEY...(smile)

"Inside me there's a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes." -Bob Thaves

Sunday, February 1, 2009

January has come and gone and so has......(:

Ok ladies. As January has come and gone so have some of the pounds with it(: AS this BLOG is all about one pound a week, that is my goal each week. Anything above and beyond is a bonus. I am sooooo happy to say I have had a big bonus this month. This last week of January I went down another 2.5 pound(: Making my January month a total of down 10 pounds. YEAH! I am so excited. I am seeing results that I havent had in a long time. I know it may not be this great every month but like I said earlier one pound a week down is the first goal.
I hope you all have had a wonderful week and are well pleased with all of your effort and results for this month. I am so happy for you and how far you have come. We are all in this treck together(:
Also a side note. Thank you Sandee for the cds I just got them in the mail and look forward to a moment to sit and enjoy them(: I am excited.
Ladies I hope you all have a super duper week. I am off to church. (:

JANUARY - Total

When I first started this on January 1st...my goal was to at least lose 4 pounds for the month, hence the ONE POUND PER WEEK...I was able to accomplish...MORE...which...was a WONDERFUL BOOST...to my desiring to stay on course...MY TOTAL for the month of JANUARY: 6.5 pounds....I'll take it...(smile) ONE MONTH DOWN and 11 more to GO!!!!!! (smile)