Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Body for Life

So Brent and I have been doing really well so far. But my brother Ty asked us to check out the Body for Life lifestyle. I've been doing a lot of reading on it and I must say, I'm really impressed and believe that I will start the diet.

It's a simple diet really. There are a limited number of foods I can have but I'll get by. Especially if I get the cook book that goes with it. I'm still not up on the exercises and so I still have some reading to do. But get this....There is a FREE day on this diet. So I can eat good for 6 days and then pig out on the 7th day. Isn't that awesome? And most people see their results after 12 weeks. I know it sounds like one of those hollywood diets, but it's for real. My brother and his wife looked GREAT after they did it. So I have proof that it works.

After I finish the book then I'm going to go shopping and get started on it. I'm not sure if Brent wants to do it, but we'll see.

I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

First 2 pounds!

Well it's been a week and Brent and I both lost 2 pounds. Around Tuesday I started getting a pretty bad cold. I was in bed for all of Wednesday and most of Thursday. I'm thankful that I didn't get anything worse than a head cold, but I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking to the diet while I was sick. I just had some low sodium soup for both days and stayed in bed. I had no energy to exercise. But I'm better now and I have a walk/run planned for later this afternoon.

On Friday Brent and I had our usual date night and we went to Ruby Tuesdays. We had the salad bar for an appitizer instead of cheese sticks. I had a chicken and broccoli dinner and Brent had a small hamburger with no cheese or mayo.

We then went to Wal Mart and bought a StepUP DVD and a stepper to go with it. So now I can do some aerobics at home along with walking and cardio DVD. Brent is still doing the Total Gym workout.

So overall it's been a pretty good week. I'm still a little weak when it comes to breakfast, I love my sugar cereals. But I had a bananna and yogurt for 2 days instead of the cereal. So that's better than nothing.

Thank you all for all your wonderful inspiring comments. I know we can do this too. We are completly motivated. Thank you for all your tips and support. It's nice to know that we have so many good friends and family supporting us. And when we lose the weight and have a little baby, then I promise to tell him (we want a little boy first...little Caleb) that he is here because of the support of our friends and family. THANK YOU!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fast Sunday

Because today was fast sunday I didn't really have that many calories. When it was dinner time, I had a few crackers and cheese (the lowfat kind) while I was making ravoli. I had 1 serving of ravoli with a bunch of sauce. I then had a large glass of water. Around 7PM I had one of those little bags of Fruit Gushers. They were really gross by the way. I don't think I'll have another one of them. I had another glass of water and that was it for the day.

Brent and I worked a little in the yard today and that was about all for physical activity. But I'm heading to bed and will do some sit ups before I get in bed. I tried to go for a walk with my friend Gamble, but she didn't answer the phone and I got so tired that I took a nap. So for the begining, I didn't do so well. But tomorrow I have a walk planned with my friend Brenda. And I plan on doing my new cardio DVD after school.

Thank you for all those that commented on my last post. I know I'm beautiful, I just need to convience the mirror and scale of that fact.

My new goal is to run a mile under 10 minutes. I think I can do that in a month. So on October 28th I hope to do that. Pray for me.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's official

I'm so sick and tired of being fat. I'm tired of thinking that I'm a young beautiful lady and then seeing myself in the mirror. Recently I went to the doctor to see why I can't get pregnant. She told me that I needed to lose weight. She didn't think that it is the only reason why I wasn't pregnant, but thought that it might be a good idea for both Brent and I. So that is my #1 motivation....lose the weight to have a baby.

I promised myself that I would never reach 200 lbs and I'm 230. It's out of control and I've got to do something before it gets seriously bad.

So I'm on a diet. And I created this blog so I can show everyone just how serious I am about this. I plan on posting all my eating and exercise habits, weight, and feelings. I hope that this blog can inspire me more and more to reach my goal weight of 140.

I also hope that this blog can be fun. I'd hate for this to be a "pitty me" or a way to make my self esteem go down.I'd also like it to be interactive. If you have an idea on exercise or meals let me know. Or if you'd just like to leave me a inspiring message. Maybe you're on a diet and we can support eachother.

Wish me luck!