Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18th - A Funny Thing about Discipline

Well, I am one week in to being back in the saddle...on the wagon...errrr...some sort of old western flick reference, anyway...

So how's it going?




It is definitely been bouncy. I've bounced around all week between what I WANT and what I NEED to do to get there.

And then?

I read something on a friend's Facebook wall that blew my mind.

Oh yah, that Facebook can DO that to ya, if you aren't careful. Seriously.

Now, I'm going to share it here with you, of course. And I'm going to credit my friend for posting it. She got it from someone else, who probably got it from someone else and...well, you KNOW how THAT goes.

But it's all about discipline. And there is a funny thing about discipline, which I will share with you AFTER I share this:

Read it again, folks, because it means something wickedly important to all of us who are struggling to be healthy.

And being healthy means???

Eating right, staying hydrated, being active...


So, here's the funny thing about discipline. 

I KNOW I WANT to be healthy. And yes, losing another 100 pounds is going to help me BE HEALTHY.

But I want it NOW.

I always have. For all my adult life and for all the bouncing up and down in my weight, I have ALWAYS wanted it


Not going to happen.

I KNOW this. But...

It doesn't stop me from wanting it anyway.


Do I want it MOST?

I thought I did.

I mean, getting healthy means so many things for me: 

  • Better quality of life
  • More fun with the kiddo
  • Feeling pretty for him
  • Feeling pretty for me
  • Not being judged
  • Not having to use humor to avoid hearing from YOU what I just KNOW you're thinking, whether you are or not

Guess what?

What I wanted MOST wasn't about having a better quality of life - getting healthy.

It has most certainly and MOSTLY been about not being judged, hating (yes, HATING) the way I look, and not feeling pretty.

And that is most certainly NOT what getting healthy is all about.

And so, the funny thing about discipline is not JUST about doing everything every day and every time I'm supposed to in regard to getting healthy.

Not only do I have to become disciplined, I have to change MY discipline. I have to change what I want most.

And that, MOST CERTAINLY,  has to be ALL ABOUT being healthy.

And - to be quite honest - I don't know that I'm there yet.

Think about it and think hard!

What do you want MOST? 

How disciplined are you to achieve it...

...till next time...


I weighed in this morning but no pic because I still don't like the number. I lost 3 pounds this week, taking me back down to 269 and that's just ugly. Yah. I said it.


Thank you to my dear friend of 25 odd years for sharing this most important thing about discipline with me! <3

Friday, January 11, 2013

Day... Ummm I Don't Know - This is MY Life

Okay, here it is, January 11th 2013 - you can't SCREAM the numbers, but I me.

...and here we are. Six months - OMG, 6 FREAKIN' months into my weight loss journey and I am feeling stupid.

Yah. I said it. Stupid.

This is My Life:

I stopped blogging - took a break - went into hiding - whatEVER - November 1st 2012 - shhhhhsh, we aren't screaming anymore. And while on that wonderful hiatus some pretty AWEsome Sauce things happened - as well, some NOT so AWEsome Sauce...

Let's list them:

I started a new business.

I continued losing weight.

I won $400 in the Thanksgiving Challenge.

I was catapulted further into my new business.

I started eating badly.

I didn't gain any weight back.

I ate some more.

December showed up.

My friend was diagnosed with cancer.

I continued rocking the new business (oh, you're going to hear LOTS about THAT, so for now, I'm keeping it light).

I ate some more.

I started gaining weight back.

Mags went to Florida for Christmas.

I made my mom's (in heaven) fab cookies.

I ate a LOT of those cookies.

I hung out with Gary A LOT and we ate and drank A LOT.

I didn't weigh myself for 7 weeks.

I gave my scale dirty looks every time I went into the kitchen to make popcorn and m'n'm's and a drink.

I did that A LOT.

I woke up on January 1st, excited about the new year and what it has in store for ME.

I weighed myself.

I went back to bed.

I worked out. Once.

I ate some more.

I worked out again.

I ignored the emails in my inbox from my BL friends.

I finally read them.

I went to a Bridal Show - business stuff again.

I wrote 888 to-do lists.

I finished one of them. Maybe.

I did laundry. Sporadically and lackadaisically - that's a fun word, isn't it?

I cleaned (please see second "sentence" above).

I answered an email on Facebook yesterday and followed THROUGH on it. Thank you, Steph.

I finally replied to my BL friends. Weak reply but I'll get there.

I forgot the name of my blog and the password.

Yah. I did. Dear Diary, I'm Fat, Now What? Who FORGETS THAT? Ugh.

Oh, HERE we are, all caught up.


And people, I am telling you this LOUD to be CLEAR: You ain't read the half of it...

BUT, and thank you for getting all the way down HERE...

...but here is where we are and yes, I am now ready to continue moving forward.

At the end of the Thanksgiving Challenge, I had gotten down to 244 pounds. I am now back up to 272.


Well, San, how does that make you feel?



AND - oh yah, you'll LOVE this: AND to top it off, I've been scared outta my britches to get my crap together (concerning the weight loss) because I'm in that circle again.

I'm fat.
Lose weight.
Something happens.
Gain weight.
I'm fat.



You want to KNOW something?

I've got something(s) and someone(s) that I didn't have those other 57 times I failed to follow through.

And now I'm back. I'm back on track. I've re-joined the group, I'm dedicated to my success - and theirs. I've taken myself off the stupid train and re-routed to OMG, I LOVE fitting into a size 16, wonder what a 12 will feel like??

Yah. July-Aug-Sept? BRILLIANT!

Oct-Nov-Dec? Not so much.

Moving on.

Let's end with some goals, today, MY goals, this is MY life, but feel free to add your goals in the comments!

MY Goals - January 11 - February 11

  • Blog weekly: weekly weigh ins on Fridays - BE THERE!
  • Continue booking, selling, sharing, and ENJOYING Paparazzi Accessories!
  • Spend QUALITY time with Mags and G. They don't feel neglected but it was happening...
  • Stay on track with tracking, doing, maintaining, and whatever else related to my weight loss. 

Okay...on the one hand these are small goals. On the other, HUGE undertakings, with everything involved.

Let's keep it simple. I came here and blogged today, Friday, January 11, 2013.

This is MY Life.



This space reserved for weigh in pics (not TODAY, egad) and other fun stuff! Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 108 - Why is it Thursday and What's UP!

Why is it Thursday?

This question can be answered several different ways...

Because it's the fourth day of the week.

Because Thursday is what comes after Tuesday...errr...and Wednesday, respectively!

Because...okay, I'm not going to make this a ridiculously over-the-top-last post for awhile...


Or am I?


Let's just do the What's UP part of the title instead:

Today is Thursday, November 1, 2012 and this is my last blog post for awhile. I keep saying "awhile", having no real estimation of how much time that actually is. I simply won't be here for ... ugh... awhile.

WHY? You ask...hoping I'll hurry to the point so we can ALL get on with our day.

Lots of reasons, let's see...

I'm slacking with posts and beginning to feel like I'm letting folks down, which is silly because I didn't start this particular blog with anyone else in mind but me (selfish? Yep sirree bob!).

I've recently begun a new business venture and I am so busy with it that I simply do not have time to devote to HERE right now.

I WAS a bit depressed about being stuck in my weight loss journey, not following my food rules, not posting in My Fitness Pal, and not caring...


Yah, I said it. Geesh. You don't know by now, how stupidly honest I am?


I realized recently that I am putting entirely too much pressure on myself and that something has got to give. I chose the blog for now, because I actually do believe I have a handle on the rest and I also believe it's where my focus needs to be - the jewelry and the weight loss journey.

I'm back to working out like a fiend (thanks in part to my new daily swim class and the evening workouts with a new friend). I am paying attention to my daily food intake. And I am ROCKIN' the Paparazzi Accessories with my good friend, Deb.'s Thursday, November 1, 2012 and I am taking a break from the blogging...for...awhile.

That, my friends, is what is UP!

Please note: I will still be tracking miles for the walking girls AND of course I have goals for November, too. Chances are that I'll be back around in December to share results and give a general update as to where I'm at in this world.

Until then, please enjoy your respite, as I will enjoy my crazy, all by myself. For just a little while...

"See" you all in...





OOOOOH, wait a second...let's get an update on everything first, shall we? Yes, yes we shall...


Our Virtual Trip(s)

Anna: 320 miles

Sandi: 234.04 miles

Debbie: 119 miles

Kathy: 192.04 miles

Stephanie: 277.87 miles

WOW, look at US. The walking girls are WALKING our butts off, literally! And good for us! Keep up the GREAT work, Ladies. Let's see what November brings, YAY!

My October Goals:

Walk 130 miles - 132.54! WooHOO, I made it :) 
Swim 20 hours - 10 hours = 10 that just didn't happen this month...tis okay, I say!
Post Daily at My Fitness Pal - This is still an issue and will remain a daily goal! 
Eat at home 25 dinners - YES! Not as easy as you would think but I did it :) 
Hit 50 pounds down - Nope. BUT I am a mere 1.6 pounds away and THAT feels AWESOME!
Reward with the much coveted compression suit - Please see above :) 


Starting Weight: 306.4
Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 258
Total Lost to Date: 48.4

Holy Moly, the 250's? Who woulda THUNK it?! This girl, YAY!

My November Goals: 

Walk 140 miles - Easy Peasy, right? RIGHT!
Swim 20 Hours - 5 hours a week in the pool. I've GOT this!
Stick to My Fitness Pal - It does help to keep me honest!
Eat 25 Dinners at Home - Just scraped by in October, let's step it UP by not stepping OUT in November!
Lose 10 Pounds - Let's just blow right by that 50 mark, mmm'kay!
5 Dollar Diva Designs Becomes Director(s) with Paparazzi Accessories - Whoa, a ringer goal? No, just a business one. But one we'll make it happen this month with all that's happening. YAY!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 102 - By the Gallon and OH So Important!

Can you guess what today's FAB Fitness Tip from Barb is?

I've talked about it before. More than once. And so has Barb. Heck, our good friend Stephanie touts it copiously (and for good reason) too!

Water! The importance of getting in your water each day! Here's what she says:

FAB FITNESS TIP #11  Drink At Least 8 Glasses Of Water A Day

Drinking eight glasses of water may sound like a lot, but once you get into the routine of drinking water, you'll discover that it's pretty easy to consume 64 ounces of water.  In fact, it's recommended that you drink an ounce of water for each pound of half your weight.  Have a glass when you first get up and drink a glass every hour or hour and a half.  Don't care for the taste of plain water?  Add a slice of citrus, a splash of juice or a non-calorie tea.  Enjoy some seltzer water.  Or make mint or ginger tea by setting the water and tea leaves (or ginger) in the sun for six hours.  Love cherries?  Blend 10 cherries with 2 cups water and add to a gallon of water.  Water will keep your joints well lubricated and your hunger at bay.  Next time you think you might be hungry, try drinking a glass of water first.  You'll most likely discover that you're no longer hungry.

Now, Barb offers several different ways in which you may consume your water, daily. But the most important piece of the above is that you simply MUST DO IT.

At least 8 glasses of water (8 ounces) each day and if you really want to ramp it up (and I can't STRESS this enough) then drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. She states that too but I'm REITERATING this point because it is so very important.

The one caveat to this is that you shouldn't think you can get it in all at once. You can drown from drinking too much water in a short amount of time and we don't want THAT to happen!

So there you have it. Now go grab a glass and get to drinking.


It's what's for ... EVERY meal and all day in between!


Where the heck have I been?

Oh heavens. I could tell you stories...but I won't, not here right now. I've just been super busy. And yes, it means I'm lagging again. I'm not proud of that but I am aware. To that end I have made some conscious decisions - getting back on My Fit Pal, etc. AND I have a new work out partner. We've only met up once but working out together will definitely help us keep each other in check. YAY!

I can't believe that I've been on this journey for 101 days. WOW!

Let's get caught up on miles and a pic and that's it for today. I may be changing the structure of the blog, more on that next week!

Till next time!


Our Virtual Trip(s)

Michele: 10.5 miles

Anna: 270 miles

Sandi: 199.02 miles

Debbie: 115 miles

Kathy: 180.54 miles

Stephanie: 242.44 miles


My October Goals:

Walk 130 miles - 97.52 = 32.48 miles to go!
Swim 20 hours - 6 hours, 30 minutes = 13 hours, 30 minutes to go! The pool is HEATED!
Post Daily at My Fitness Pal - No, Ugh. 
Eat at home 25 dinners - 18 down, 7 to go!
Hit 50 pounds down - 7.4 pounds to go!
Reward with the much coveted compression suit - Only 7.4 pounds to go!


Starting Weight: 306.4
Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 263.8
Total Lost to Date: 42.6

This surprised me, today! I like surprises sometimes :) 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Week 14 is OUTTA Here - Prepare for a BORING Post!

I'm telling you up front that this post will be nothing to write home about. I don't have time for funny or informative or even quirky and silly.

AND since I stayed the same this week in weight...

Which means that I was a BAD girl this weekend. Yes, I celebrated getting into those size 16's, just a WEE bit too much.

This post is going to be simple and ordinary.

Today's Weight?


The exact same as last Tuesday.

I didn't go near My Fit Pal this weekend. Ugh.

My miles were average.

I only swam about an hour since Friday.


OH...well I DO have lots of miles to add for the walking girls. Of course I'm sucking at that too - these girls are walking their butts off and that's great but WHERE are THEY? Hmmm...

Now. Let me just say...

I'm not whining about it. I don't even have time for that. I'm just stating fact and hoping you'll get that sometimes life gets in the way. YOU know this.

What I can't do is continue DOWN the slope. I've got to keep on climbing UP.

So here's to the start of week 15 and staying on the right path.

Who's with me?

Good, now let's git 'er dun!

Till next time!


Our Virtual Trip(s)

Michele: 10.5 miles

Anna: 260 miles

Sandi: 188.04 miles

Debbie: 112 miles

Kathy: 171.92miles

Stephanie: 228.89 miles


My October Goals:

Walk 130 miles - 86.54 = 43.46 miles to go!
Swim 20 hours - 6 hours, 30 minutes = 13 hours, 30 minutes to go! The pool is HEATED!
Post Daily at My Fitness Pal - No, Ugh. 
Eat at home 25 dinners - 15 down, 10 to go!
Hit 50 pounds down - 10.2 pounds to go!
Reward with the much coveted compression suit - Only 10.2 pounds to go!


Starting Weight: 306.4
Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 266.6
Total Lost to Date: 39.8

Darn 6's are EVIL, I say!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Day 95 - No Tip Today So What's UP?

Yes, I came here just to tell you that there won't be a FAB Friday Fitness tip from our good friend Barb. I have SO much to do today that I didn't even snap a weigh in pic. Yes, I weighed in and I'm up from yesterday but only a pound and I'm NOT stressin' THAT.

In fact, last night I walked into one of my favorite stores wearing size 22 jeans and walked out having purchased size 16.


This girl did that.


So What's UP, Today?

I am spending the day prepping our first big vendor event and because there are so many little details left (or that I think are left, I do over ANAL retentively DO things, ya know) I just didn't prep a Fitness tip.


You have ALL those fab Bob Harper Rules...


I'm giving you this link to go look at jewelry.

Simply to take your mind off the missing Fab Friday Tip from Barb.

Of course.

So go on, have a WONDERFUL weekend and we shall return to our regularly scheduled program on Monday.

Till next time!


Geesh, no miles, no weigh in pic, no goal updating?

Don't worry. I'm still keeping track. See you Monday!


One more thing...

THANK you to ALL of you who continue to poke your nose in my diary. As of yesterday we rose to 1500 and that sure is a lot of looky loos in this ole thing. Maybe someday I'll tell you why I used to think views were so important but for this particular thing, they aren't, and WHY that matters either way.

Cheers! <3

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day 94 - Bob Harper and HIS Skinny Rules - Discuss!

I've been wanting to share this for awhile now. Bob Harper's Skinny Rules. Not just his rules but my opinion of them. A bit of a review if you will.

As you know how it often goes with opinions, please keep in mind that the following is simply my thoughts about them and may or may NOT be what's in YOUR head.

Also know that I don't recommend following these skinny rules unless you read the book that goes with them. With everything so available on the internet, you can KNOW the rules but if you don't read his book, you may not know WHY he believes them.

AND one more thing, then we'll get to it...

I have not read Bob Harper's Skinny Rules book. Yet. One reason is that I just haven't bought it but probably most importantly, I am following most of them - likely for my own reasons. But let's just break them down and see how much sense they make to you!

Bob Harper's Skinny Rules and San Weighs In:

1. Drink one large glass of water before every meal - no excuses!

Awesome Rule. You should be drinking at (the) least, 8 glasses of water per day and if you REALLY want to step it up, you should drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. So this is a no-brainer. Whether you are eating 3 meals or doing the 6 small meals per day thing, getting in a large glass of water before you eat will ensure you are getting your water AND you simply will not eat as much because the water helps make you feel full. Easy peasy and just darn smart.

2. Don't drink your calories!

Again, stick to water with most meals and you can't go wrong. Throwing in soda (even diet), juice, milk or the ever fun ALCOHOL will NOT help you lose the weight. These are all just wasted calories that you could be saving to enjoy healthy treats. I'm not saying ONLY water but as you know...everything in moderation, especially because you are trying to lose weight. Waste not, want not, seriously!

3. Eat protein at every meal!

Protein helps us re-fuel and our bodies need that as we try to lose weight. So go ahead, add more protein and watch the pounds melt away. Eggs for breakfast, chicken or red meat for lunch and dinner, snacks like peanut butter and celery. Whatever you can do to get your protein, DO it; your body AND your scale will thank you.

4. Slash intake of refined flour and replace with whole grains!

Again, just sensible. White breads, potatoes, even rice - I think of those all as the white (like flour) foods and I don't eat a lot of them. I've been doing whole grain bread for years now anyway but as I go along my journey, I've really cut out most bread. Not ALL, most, and sometimes I splurge on a keiser roll or some such thing. Alas, it typically leaves me feeling bloated and too full so again, mostly I abstain.

5. Eat 30 - 50 grams of fiber per day to keep your digestive system moving!

I am honestly telling you that I'm not sure what this means except that if I go more than a day, GOING (you get it, right?) then I know I'm not getting enough fiber. Lots of foods that you don't even realize, have fiber in them and you NEED this to keep your insides in check so your OUTside continues to melt. If you discover that you're having (going) issues, try adding flax seed to your eggs or in a protein smoothie. Your body will thank you!

6. Eat apples and berries every single day!

Again, these will help you get your fiber AND other nutrients your body needs to excel. I have to admit, as I tend to stay pretty low carb, I do not eat enough apples or berries. I challenge us all to add at least an apple a day (it's supposed to help the doctor stay away, too) and see what GOOD things happen.

7. No carbs after lunch!

This is hard to do when you're feeding your family, right? They want potatoes or rice or...well something carb-like for dinner and you just KNOW what that will do to your progress. So add more protein and ignore those carbs. If you do eat them, try to get a work out in afterwards, as carbs are for energy. If you don't use it, it turns to fat. YUCK!

8. Learn to read food labels!

Many of us are super aware of what we are eating these days. It's just not smart to NOT be. Do you remember how it was before you started reading those food labels? Gross. I just remember feeling gross and NO ONE wants to feel that. I would add too, that you should try to eat foods that don't even HAVE labels. And foods that only have 1 - 3 ingredients are GREAT too. It's simply about eating cleanly. KNOW what's going into your mouth at ALL times and you cannot fail.

9. Stop guessing portion sizes!

Guessing how MUCH you are eating will not aid in your weight loss success. Buy a food scale and take the extra SECONDS to measure it out. You'll be surprised at how much some food weighs compared to what you simply assumed before. Your journey will be down a much more straight path if you are weighing it before you put it in your mouth.

10. No more added sweeteners!

I can't speak of this one too much because I do add sweetener to just one thing - my green tea. I use Truvia and because it is twice as sweet as sugar, I am only using half (or less) what I would use with sugar. I used to put 3 heaping tablespoons of sugar in my tea. I  now use less than a tablespoon and my green tea is tasty and just the right amount of sweet. So here I would recommend what is to your own discretion. Everything in moderation - ALWAYS.

Whew, 10 down and 10 to go. Did I forget to mention this post would be a long one? But FULL of good tips and tricks so carry on...

11. Make one day a week meatless!

If you cannot give up meat once a week - and I haven't even tried this one - then consider seriously cutting down on your red meat intake. These days we are filling up on turkey, chicken and fish and I'm really not missing BEEF. Again, do what you can in regard to this and be pleasantly surprised in the changes your body makes as you journey on your way to healthy.

12. No white potatoes!

DONE. Most of the time. I've been a low-carb eater since the late 90's and while I don't follow Atkins like in the beginning, I do tend to stay away from the "white" foods (see Rule #4). I will eat mashed white potatoes occasionally but tend toward the sweet mashed if I'm going to indulge. Mashed cauliflower is a lovely substitute as well. I do believe that eating too many carbs like white potatoes does tend to make me crave sweets more so staying away most of the time really does help me stay on track.

13. No fast OR fried food!

This is a biggie. Eating fast food while you are trying to lose weight is just stupid - yah, I said it. You don't know what they DO to make that crap taste so good (and it's NOT that it tastes soooo good, more your craving FOR it that's so tasty) and you should not be putting any of it in your mouth. The more you eat of it, the more you crave and if you need help abstaining, remind yourself how icky you feel when you've indulged. Apply this thought to fried food and carry on.

14. Eat a real breakfast!

Now you KNOW how important eating breakfast is for your weight loss success. I've written about it more than once AND it's a FAB Friday Barb tip, too. But even if you don't listen to us, look it up. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and in order for it to work, it has got to be REAL. A cup of coffee doesn't count. And please don't tell me that time is an issue. Is getting your brain and body as well as your metabolism going in the morning and for the WHOLE day worth the extra 10 minutes it takes to throw granola in a bowl and eat it? Yah...I thought so.

15. Eat at least 10 meals a week at home!

You all know that I've struggled with this but I do believe in this WHOLE-heartedly. Knowing what you are putting in your mouth can only happen if YOU are preparing the food. I cook most of our meals these days but even when Gary cooks, he knows he's got to go easy on the butter and sodium based sauces because I simply cannot eat those anymore. Not only do I feel better, but knowing what my family is consuming and that it's healthy is better for my peace of mind as well.

16. Banish high-salt foods!

Of course. This one is easy simply because the more salt  you eat, the more you retain water and retaining water is a journey to healthy person's worst nightmare. Besides, do you know how much BETTER food tastes when you aren't over loading it with salt? Trust me, try it for 3 days and then tell me you miss salt. If you're smart AND honest, you won't.

17. Eat your vegetables!

Eating veggies was never a big deal for me but I admit that my selections were limited until a couple years ago when I really began experimenting. I now LOVE steamed - well MOST ANYthing steamed; and peppers are my new best friend. If you didn't know, our bodies change every 7 years or so and what you couldn't stand the taste of before, you might discover you now love. Try something different and get your veggies in.

18. Go to bed hungry!

Oh MY Goodness, this one has caused some controversy. Bob isn't telling you to starve yourself and neither am I. But it does make good sense to stop eating 2-3 hours before bedtime. Your body will thank you by allowing you to rest easy through the night without a bloated upset tummy. For more on that, check out last Friday's post and just know that you won't die from going to bed hungry. Rather you will LIVE better and THAT'S a very good thing.

19. Make sure you get enough sleep!

This second to last Rule is a no-brainer. Your body needs rest and once you begin your weight loss journey, you know you are expending more energy working out and eating right and so your body needs to recoup. Getting your zzz's will aid in losing the weight AND keep you healthier as you work toward...well, getting healthier. Sleep is GOOD. Get it? Good!

20. Plan one splurge meal a week!

ONE MEAL. Not a whole day. NOT a day that turns into two and ... well, it's happened or I wouldn't mention it, now would I? You shouldn't deprive yourself of anything. Seriously. But as you work toward a healthier you, you simply will not WANT to splurge on the type of crap you used to eat. So go ahead, splurge once a week and enjoy. As time goes on, you will realize that your splurging doesn't mean camping out at McD's or finishing the entire carton of ice cream. As you've come to know...your body - your mind and spirit too - will thank you.


So there you have it. 20 Bob Harper Skinny Rules and my take on each. I do follow most of these as closely as I can and it has benefited me in ways that are AMAZING. I imagine if I were a tad more regimented, I'd be even lower on the scale but I'm not beating myself up about it and neither should you.

Going on ANY journey isn't always so much about getting there but about what you discover about yourself along the way. If you stick to the path - even if occasionally you veer - you WILL reach your destination.

One step at a time...go forth.

Till next time!

Please Note: The Author of this blog is not associated in any way with Biggest Loser, Bob Harper, or anyone affiliated with said above. The Author (isn't it FUN to write in third person?) simply found these Skinny Rules, discovered that she follows most of them and wanted to share the WHY with you!



Our Virtual Trip(s)

Michele: 10.5 miles

Anna: 260 miles

Sandi: 171.58 miles

Debbie: 100 miles

Kathy: 149.65 miles

Stephanie: 200.28 miles


My October Goals:

Walk 130 miles - 70.08 = 59.92 miles to go!
Swim 20 hours - 5 hours, 30 minutes = 14 hours, 30 minutes to go! The pool is HEATED!
Post Daily at My Fitness Pal - YES!
Eat at home 25 dinners - 13 down, 12 to go!
Hit 50 pounds down - 7.2 pounds to go!
Reward with the much coveted compression suit - Only 7.2 pounds to go!


Starting Weight: 306.4
Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 263.6
Total Lost to Date: 42.8

LOVIN' My Scale!