Entry 287: Happy Easter!
I woke up and had my lemon water first thing and then made myself a breakfast sandwich. I missed lunch and had pretzels with a ham sandwich on wheat bread with mustard and provolone cheese for dinner. I am almost done with my water jug and am on my 3rd cup of green tea. I also did an elliptical workout earlier today! We didn't do an Easter dinner.
Well I haven't gone for a walk again since I went the other day. The weather has been really crappy and we got more snow! YUCK but it also has been raining so we can only hope the snow will be gone soon! I am ready to smell the flowers and see nature wake back up from its winter slumber. I have plans to go for a walk Wednesday with a friend so we will see how the weather holds up. So far it's supposed to be nice. ALSO on Tuesday I am going to start going to little gym they have here in town with another friend. You can pay by the day so we are going to go this Tuesday and see if we can make somewhat of a habit out of it :-)
The month of April is going to be all about kicking butt!! No cheat days, nothing! In exactly 1 month it will mark 1 year since I have started my journey. I am feeling the fire on my hiney and am getting myself ready to give it my all because I want to be 100 pounds down or more by May 1st! I can do it; I don't have that far to go. I am ready to finish this out. No more putzing around.
Entry 286: Live by the sun
<-- We dyed Easter eggs on Wednesday. I don't think I will be making egg salad out of them like I was planning. Instead I have just been eating them. I ate one before my walk today & I broke 3 the day we dyed them!
Today is my cheat day. I didn't weigh in and I have decided I will weigh in again on next Friday. I don't know what my official cheat day is anymore but I always seem to go back to having it on a Friday lol. I also said a while back that I won't be posting on Saturdays. Since then I think I have posted on some Saturdays but I plan to take tomorrow off.
I had my lemon water first thing this morning and then made myself a breakfast sandwich. I missed lunch and had a cheat dinner of McDonalds. YES, you heard me right....McDonalds! I got a premium chicken sandwich meal. Normally I would cheat with something else because you all know about my fast food fiascos but I had a coupon that I had won for a free meal (no joke) so that's what I decided to cheat with today. I am halfway through my water jug and have only had 1 cup of green tea. I still hope to get 5 cups in today. I have been out of coffee but that's ok. I needed to take break from it. I was starting to get all buggy! lol
I went for a long walk today. I loved it! My legs and feet are a little sore but other than that I was in pretty good shape for it. My elliptical/recumbent bike has paid off! I love walking on days like today where the sun is out and it's warm but yet it's still only 50 degrees outside; perfect walking weather for me. I walked Chewie to my Moms and then continued on. I have plans to go for another walk tomorrow if the weather is close to how it was today.
The pictures I posted on this entry are from today. I am bummed I didn't get any of Chewie but I have enough pictures of him anyway lol. He was so excited to go. It's like we picked right back up where we left off last summer.
I hope you all have a great weekend and I will blog ya on Sunday :-)
Entry 285: Spring is in the air!
I had my lemon water first thing and then made myself a breakfast sandwich. I missed lunch and had 2 eggs, a wheat English muffin and 3 slices of turkey bacon for dinner. I am almost done with my water jug and have had 5 cups of green tea.
Tomorrow I’m going to go for my first walk of the season! Lol – It’s supposed to be really nice out, I’m excited! I will probably walk Chewie to my Moms and then from there continue my walk and leave him at her house. As of right now I don’t have a walking buddy so if anyone wants to keep me company/meet up somewhere get ahold of me! :-) I don't have a set time I am going to go but it probably won’t be until sometime after Noon. I can't wait to get out of this house! I have been getting way to shack happy lately ha-ha.................HO-HO, HE-HE, HA-HA, HOO-HOO!!!!!!! ;-)
Entry 284: Hopping to it!
I need to start taking myself more seriously. I have been doing my routine but have not been putting my heart into it. I only have 35 more days to be 100 pounds down. That will mark 1 year! I will be so disappointed in myself if I don't get to 100 pounds down before then. I haven't weighed myself since last time but don't feel any different. I want that lighter than air feeling back! The only way I'm going to get it is by changing up my routine or stepping it up a notch! I feel I have been in a state of limbo. I missed posting yesterday and I know that's a sign of me slacking. I feel like I have been dragging but I know it's only my negativity that is bringing me down. I have to remember to think positively! I need to take this off the back burner and start stirring up the pot! Today is the perfect day to be motivated. The sun is out and it's putting a smile on my face. I hope by the end of this week it will be walking weather for me!
I had my lemon water first thing and then made a cup of green tea. I had a breakfast sandwich and am already half way on my water jug. I am on my second cup of green tea and plan to get 5 in before the day is over. I still have yet to workout but have plans to do a recumbent bike/elliptical workout before Michael gets home from work. I am missing lunch again today (not on purpose, I'm just not hungry) and am not sure what I will have for dinner.
Entry 282: Cabin fever
I had my lemon water first thing and missed breakfast. Today is my Dads Birthday and Michael and I went over there around Noon and I ended up having a piece of cake. I missed lunch and I had 2 eggs and a wheat English muffin for dinner. I am done with my water jug and have had 3 cups of coffee today. I didn't get any green tea in and I have yet to workout but I will before bed.
I have been feeling great and am just anticipating spring!!!!!! We need a good rain and lots of sun to wipe out this winter crap that has been hanging around. I can't wait to take my bicycle out! I have plans this summer to pack healthy lunches and go on daily bike rides. I hope I can find a good buddy this summer to ride around with! Michael doesn't have a bicycle and doesn't seem too keen on the idea of getting one lol - The nice weather needs to hurry up! I can't wait to smell fresh cut grass and feel the sunshine on my shoulders :-)
(Happy Birthday Dad!)
Easter is coming up. I don't think we are doing a Easter dinner this year which is ok. I don't need the extra calories I know I'd eat! lol - We are going to dye Easter eggs this Wednesday and I will probably turn them into egg salad and have egg salad sandwiches for a couple days :-)
I don't have much else to say. I am getting tired so I better get this posted and get my butt in gear to work out! I am going to use the recumbent bike.
Entry 281: My game face is on
I am having a good hair day today :-)
I had my lemon water first thing and then made myself a cup of coffee. I had a breakfast sandwich and then we went grocery shopping. I missed lunch and am not sure what I will have to dinner just yet but I plan to make myself something after I post this. I haven't had any green tea today but I have had 3 cups of coffee and have almost my whole water jug left to go. I plan to get at least 3 cups of green tea in before the day is over. I hope to get 5 in but we will see. I still have yet to workout but I plan on it. I am not having a cheat day today.
WELP, I weighed in this morning for the first time in a while. I knew deep down that I had gained a few pounds back since my last weigh in. I can't even remember when that was. Maybe 3 weeks ago? 2 weeks? Anywho, I have gained 3 pounds back. I'm glad it's just 3 and not more. I'm not going to let it get me down! If I could lose my Holiday weight gain of 15 pounds in 11 days, I can get to 100 pounds down in no time. I just have to STICK TO IT!!!!!!!!
I hope you all have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend! :-)
Entry 280: Reminiscing
Ok - Confession time!
I did not work out last night like I planned but as much as I am not looking forward to it I WILL WORKOUT TODAY. I also cheated with food last night and ate rice crispy treats. Nothing too juicy but I just had to get it out there.
Now that that's off my chest lol... I had my lemon water first thing this morning. I made myself some oatmeal for breakfast with a cup of coffee. I am on my 5th cup of green tea and am halfway through my water jug. I missed lunch and am not sure what I will have for dinner. I will probably make myself a pita pizza.
I have been reading my past posts. I find motivation every time.
<-- I posted this picture on entry #15 on May 15th, 2012- At the time I posted this I had only lost the weight on the second shelf. I now look at this picture prouder than ever because I sit here knowing that not only have I lost the weight on the second shelf but also on the 3rd shelf, the 4th shelf and then some. I have lost the weight on the bottom shelf almost FIVE times. I can't believe it. I remember the day I was dreaming about just getting to the 3rd shelf.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from some of my May 2012 entries.
"I never understood why I never got motivated to do this seriously before. I was always looking for someone else to be serious about it for me. No one can take me serious if I’m not!" - Entry #5, 05.05.2012
"Right now I need to see what way works the best and what way doesn’t. It’s like a science project and I’m the lab rat! - Entry #9, 05.09.2012
"Loosing weight is like a mind over matter battle with yourself. You just have to keep telling yourself one thing and making yourself stick to it." - Entry #20, 05.20.2012
"Even though it’s only been a month I feel like I have accomplished so much. Sometimes I feel like I’m a different person. I have to stop and say “who are you?” once in a while. The old me would have never stuck to anything like this." - Entry #30, 05.30.2012
I am so ready to drop this weight! I wish I could just wave a magic wand and speed up the process! It has been a ridiculous burden my whole life that I just lived with. The weight I need to loose is a WHOLE ENTIRE person! How crazy is that? It’s like I’ve been giving someone a piggy back ride my whole life. The accommodations I have had to deal with over the years are ridiculous. I never really realized how messed up it was to act like life was normal for me." - Entry #7, 05.07.2012
I had my lemon water first thing and made oatmeal for breakfast. I had a cup of coffee and then had a bowl of turkey chili for dinner with some wheat saltine crackers. I had a baked boneless skinless chicken breast for dinner with baked sweet potato. I had 5 cups of green tea and am almost done with my water jug. I worked out yesterday and still have yet to workout today but I will before bed.
Entry 278: Turn the page...
Yesterday was a great day! I did what I said I was going to do and am feeling good :-)
I had my lemon water first thing and I am on my 5th cup of green tea. I had a cup of coffee with oatmeal for breakfast. I missed lunch and will have 2 eggs and a wheat English muffin for dinner. I am halfway through my water jug and have yet to work out but I have plans to before bed. Yesterday I got my 5 cups of green tea in, my 75oz water jug and did a 30 minute workout. I missed lunch yesterday and had 2 eggs and a wheat English muffin for dinner.
Tomorrow is the first day of spring and I am not happy! We still have snow! Grrr... I was really hoping we would have no snow by now and it would be t-shirt weather! My Mom got me some cute new summer clothes for my Birthday that I can't wait to wear! I am 100% out of the 3XL's and have been wearing 2XL's loosely and some 1XL's. I went from wearing a 26/28 - 4XL to wearing a 16/18 and it is going to keep going down as I lose more weight. Pretty cool! This is all new to me. I have never been this size before and I have never had so many clothing options to choose from! It is an amazing feeling when everything fits that you try on. I am going to and have been having fun experimenting with new styles/looks! The possibilities are endless for me now. Before when I would get new clothes they had to be bought around what would cover up my fat rolls/belly the best. Now I can shop for clothes that flow with the curves of my body. My new forming wardrobe makes me feel sexy, beautiful & confident. I feel losing this weight has helped me feel more like a woman. It has helped me grow into who I need to be and is still helping me grow to become the best woman I can be. I feel I was lost before but now I am found!
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.