Monday, January 4, 2010

Holy crap I ate too much in December

Over the course of December, I gain about 15 pounds. Or at least it feels that way. I actually have been weighing in at 191 this week, so I guess that isn't 15 pounds, but I feel bloated as ever.

Tomorrow morning, well today actually, I weigh in for the New Year's Challenge at my gym. We compete on percentage of body weight loss and percent of body fat. Also, we compete on healthy habits (sleep, water, and exercise by recording points). I'm on year three of doing this, and it is so much fun. We always get great prizes. I got 7 months free gym membership last year, one free personal training session, and a free massage therapy session (which I gave away).

You can tell I'm sleepy because my sentences are really rambling! I'll post my stats after I find out what they are. Perhaps I should set some goals for post testing this week too.

Hope you are all doing well with the New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Coming Back

If anyone out there is actually following in any way shape or form, I FINALLY have internet access regularly again, SOOOOOOOOOOOOO...

I guess that means I'm back.

I have graduated and found a job, and for obvious reasons, I can't say where, but I'm really enjoying this new part of my life.

To throw out where I'm at on this journey, I'm back at pre-academy weight of 189.0. I have been slacking on the gym since I'm working 12 hour nights right now and it makes it very hard for me to get used to a sleep schedule, and my diet has been way less than spectacular, mostly my fault, but also partially to blame on the night shift.

I'm going to do a New Year's Challenge at my gym, which is a total motivator. The downfall is that it doesn't start until Jan 11th or something like that, and so it makes it hard to get motivated before the "official weigh-in."

I know that is corny, but the more weight you lose, the better chances of great prizes, how messed up are those priorities!!!!

Hope you all are doing well. I have to go catch up on your posts now!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Hey everyone! I finally graduated. Hooray. I don't have a lot to post right now, I'm busy trying to learn how to tweet today. I'm such a nerd. Thanks for inviting me Shanna!

I'll put pictures up sometime next week, and type a weight loss update. Right now I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. Let me know if you tweet so I can add you. I'm such a nerd!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

3 Weeks Left

Is it possible? Only three weeks left? I don't have a job yet, which is super scary, but I'm not allowing myself to panic yet.

I have so much I want to gush about, but most of it is not great news on the diet front. I have slacked a bit since out PT has been done, and my eating has been OUT OF CONTROL. I updated my ticker today, but I'm not sure if it is right or not.

The good news is, I'm heading to the gym in about a half hour, and I'm uber pumped about it. I will begin my daily weigh ins again tomorrow. I cannot believe I let myself quit caring. I don't mind not tracking my weight, but I have been out of control on letting myself slip. I am more concerned about my health and well being and future job now than looking great, but truth is, looking great is an added bonus.

Hopefully I'll be able to post more regularly when life slows down a bit. I miss everyone so much. Have a great day everyone. Feels good to vent this to you all, I feel like I can have a fresh start this afternoon now that I have cleared my slate.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Almost Done

HEY EVERYONE! I appologize for the extreme absense. I cannot say that it is going to get much better for a few weeks at least. I only have five weeks of the academy left and I'm sooooo excited. I'm still gainfully unemployed though and that is a bummer.

I have totally loved my experience, and I want to thank all of you who helped push me to make this decision. I have never had so much fun in my life.

My workouts were very regular until about two weeks ago, and I have dropped about ten more pounds putting me in the 179ish area. I have been fluctuating, but that is pretty close for now. I have been bad on food and workouts for about two weeks, so I need to quit being lax and get back in the groove.

My last day of PT is this coming Wednesday, so I need to get focused and on track to avoid slipping backwards. Shouldn't be too bad.

I have taser video I'll try and download this morning. I sound like I have turret's syndrome in it. I hope you don't think less of me when you watch it, I assure you that I don't normally talk like that, and it was completely involuntary.

Thanks everyone for checking on me. I really appreciate all of your support!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

1/3 of the way there

I've finished 8 weeks of the academy. That is one-third of the way. I can definitely feel the effects mentally and physically of everything they have put us through this far, and it seems to only get harder. I know it is all for a good reason though, and I'm staying positive. It has been a wild ride, that is for sure!

Weight Loss: I updated my stats today. 185 (although the scales reads lower some days, I think this is probably most accurate). I haven't really established a goal weight, which is hard for me mentally right now. I haven't been thinking about weight loss a lot lately. I'm still doing the challenge at my gym, so I figure that I should probably think about it more. My true downfall is the food. I'm getting PLENTY of exercise, but my calories are almost always over 2,100 a day. I really need to aim for about 1800 with my level of activity to see good loss in my opinion, so that is for me to work on (but not today, I have a birthday party, yum cake). Although, I gave up chocolate and candy for lent, so it will be my luck that the cake will be chocolate, I may save the calories without even trying!

**I have to tell you all that I did NOT test out on my first physical test try, I was devastated. I only did 18 pushups then I was DQ'd for putting my foot in the wrong position. I also missed my 300 meter dash by 1 second. BUT I did score a good score on my mile and a half, and got third highest in my class for doing 60 situps in two minutes...that felt good.

I wish I could post more often, but it seems to be tough to get time. I like to read everyone's blogs before I get on an post something, but I was lucky to get that done today! Hope you are all staying positive. I will be thinking as positively as possible as I do push-ups for you all, hoping not to get DQ'd again!