Weight Loss Counter

LilySlim Weight loss tickers

Inches Lost

LilySlim Fitness goals tickers

Surgery Days

LilySlim Exercise days tickers

Exercise Counter

LilySlim Exercise days tickers

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Weigh In - Month 2 / March for Babies

So I got weighed and measured on friday. My weight has not changed, but I lost 2.25 inches. I was pretty frustrated when I saw the numbers. I had myself siked for big numbers and I should not have done that. I am retaining water, building muscle, and my body is changing. Among all of that, I am still losing inches so I am going in the right direction.

Today was the March for Babies through the March of Dimes. This was my first charity walk ever. My original team did not go so we created a new team with Sheryl and Lisa Toscano called the Four Kids. I have never walked past a mile and this was 3.5 miles. The first 1/2 mile my legs were burning very badly and I regretted NOT stretching. They had the 1 mile sign in the wrong place and was quite discouraging. At about 1 1/2 miles I started crying...lol I DID NOT think that I was going to make it. EVERYTHING was hurting or already numb and there was no end in sight. Then I saw the 2 mile sign. By this time nothing was hurting and everything was numb, and I was using my cane. Even though we started near the front of hundreds of people, there were only a few behind me now. I can not tell you how many fire police asked me if I needed a ride back to the college. I must have looked pretty pathetic...lol. But when I saw that 2.5 mile sign, I perked up and moved my butt! I wanted to stop sooo bad, just for a minute...but if i did, I would not finish so I kept going. When I heard the music I knew I was almost there. I told myself that I did not care how long it took or if I was dead last, but that I was going to finish. We were NOT the last to finish. There was one small group behind us, and we finished in a little over 1.5 hours. I am so proud of all four of us. AND I walked the whole way with a HUGE blister on the bottom of my foot! OUCH!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Snack!!!!

This is the latest snack I have discovered. 130 calories, 220mg sodium, 17 carbs. And it is yummy, yummy, yummy! And very filling. WARNING: They are addicting...if you are looking for a snack to take to work or the gym, ONLY TAKE ONE...NOT the box...lol
I believe that there are four different flavors. The only one I have tried is the four cheese, but I am going to try a new kind this week.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Say No to Surgery!

For a few years now I have gone in and out of having the process of a gastric bypass. Even went through a 6 month pre-op program. My weight has gone up, down, up, down, no matter what I did. I think that I may have FINALLY found something that actually works though. I am only in my second month, but having nice results and feeling great.
I have some friends that have had the surgery, or the lap band, and when I see their posts about how much weight they have lost, I DO get jealous, but then my brain goes, "THEY CHEATED!" lol Now I dont know if I actually feel that way, but you have to understand, there is a HUGE difference in losing weight by diet and exercise, and losing weight by having surgery. Doing it the natural way takes so much more time, patience, and discipline.
I see the way they have to eat and then sometimes cant eat at all....throwing up all the time, wondering if they can swallow this bite of food, wondering if they can drink HOURS after eating. I dont want that for myself. What I am doing now makes me feel so wonderful. If this works, I am sticking to it!
I get my insurance back in September, and I have to decide then if I am going to have the surgery or not. It all depends on what my results have been up to that point. This has been on going for 4 years now, and I feel that if God wanted me to have this surgery, it would have happened by now, but I am still praying about it. Please pray with me!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Staying Healthy

Well as of today I have had my 50th workout! It is quite exciting to hit numbers like that. AND today starts the 3rd week in a row that I have had good health and have been able to stay out of bed! VERY excited for what the Lord is doing in my life; both physical and spiritual! Last night I am "talked into" having pizza for supper. I write it like that because even though it was someone else's idea, I should have had the will power to say no. But I love when my talks to me, and it did....ALL NIGHT LONG! I didn't get any sleep and felt horrible this morning, but I got up early and had a great workout this morning.
Only a little under 2 weeks until my first walk. It is 3.2 miles, farther than I have ever walked before, but I KNOW I can do it!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Potato Salad!!!!

Made a new potato salad. Put my own twist to a recipe I got from www.kraftfoods.com. Enjoy!

1 lb. red potatoes (about 3), cut into chunks
1/3 cup cracked pepper MIRACLE WHIP w/ olive oil Light Dressing
1/4 cup KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing
1-1/2 tsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
1 hard-cooked egg, chopped4 green onions, sliced

COOK potatoes in boiling water in saucepan 15 min. or until tender; drain. Rinse with cold water until cooled; drain.

MIX dressings and mustard in large bowl. Add potatoes, eggs and onions; mix lightly.


If you are making this for a large group such as a potluck or party, you will want to triple the recipe. Sorry about the format...its giving me issues for some reason. Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weigh In - Month 1

Well this month has been CRAZY with bad health. I was out for a week with bronchitis, and then this past week has been nuts. We went with what the scale last said, even though I believe it is incorrect. So the scale says I have lost 4 pounds. Was a little down about it because I was wanting it to be a higher number, I feel like it should be higher. But then I got measured. I have lost over 12 inches total body! I was so surprised!
There is a lot that I am trying to keep in mind. First of all, I was sick 2 out of 4 weeks. Secondly, muscle weighs more than fat. And also, that it took me 28 years to get to this condition, and it is not going to change over night.
At curves, they measure your success in feet. Every 12 inches or pounds you lose you get another foot with your name on the wall. I got my first foot in my first month! I do not think many people do that! So all in all I am quite pleased with myself...:)