Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ready for another week

Well its been a rough week, between me not feeling well, my walking partner not being well and our lovely weather my exercise was a dvd one or two days last week and the other days it was nothing. I did watch my eating to some extend. I was up 1/2lb but thats okay because its that time of the month for me. Glad the snow and ice has started to melt its almost all gone. I still won't be able to walk tomorrow, so I will be doing a dvd tomorrow evening. I'm working on my menu plan for the week. I received some sad news over the weekend, I"m normally am an emotional eater and I'm proud to say I didn't go pig out. I'm excited for this coming weekend I'm making a trip home for my cousin wedding, so we shall see how much temptation I can avoid. I'm not sure what I"m going to wear, I hate being the size I am, because nothing looks good on me. Well am off to finish up somethings around the house, check again tomorrow I hope.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Planning for a Good Week

Hate I didn't post yesterday, but I spend the day working some things out in my mind. First I got up and went to church, and got my soul refreshed with Gods words. When I came home, I made lunch. Then I spend the day cleaning and relaxing all trying to get my thinking straight. I spend much time in prayer with God, asking for his help to lose weight and get healthy. I have my menus planned now for the week and my exercise plan in place. I was hoping to walk today, but my walking buddy leg is hurting again, so instead a done my Biggest Loser Cardio DVD. Then I went to check out some of the weight lose blogs and found a contest thats going on over at Kenz is doing "Family and Friends Getting Thin Weekly Bonus Challenge", The challenge for this week is to eat five servings of fruits and/or vegetables. If you already eat 5, then add one per day. You will receive one number for each day that you complete the challenge. The challenge will run from today Jan 25 to Feb. 21. Head over to her site and get the details.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I'm on a journey to rediscover the faith I had as child. I remember when I was younger and things seemed so bad, but because of my faith I always know I could survive. Unfortunately I came disconnected from God and lost myself and the way along the way somewhere. Today I'm am setting out to discover it again. I know once I get myself right with God different things will fall into place. So my blog will not only be a journey of my weight loss struggles but also my journey to rediscovering my faith. I commit myself to doing my Daily Moments in His Presence Devotions, reading my journal and praying.

My first stop of the day was at the Family Christian Bookstore, where I bought the Daily Moments in His Presence Devotions, The Love Dare, and a journal. Then off to the Grocery store I went, I prayed before I went in for God to help me spend my grocery money wisely and to help me stick with healthy foods for me. I still buy my hubby the junk food he likes, but I try to keep out anything that I would be temped to eat. So I did get me several things that I believe will make good snacks for me and things that would make on of my favorite meals a little better for me.

I need to get up and do some housework so I can make us some dinner after while and try to do a workout DVD. If the rain lets up tomorrow, I'm hoping to go for a walk/run in the afternoon. We shall see how that all works out.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Good Meeting

Today has been the only day this week I formally exercised, I walked a 1.5 miles with my walking buddy before I went to my TOPS meeting, I"m happy to report I lost 1.5lbs this week. I did manage to keep a food log all week. I have done lots of cleaning and little things this week that has helped me burn up some calories. I wasn't expecting that much of a weight loss, so I'm happy. My goals for this coming week, is to keep up drinking my water, keeping a food log and to exercise more. I've noticed on the nights I don't exercise, I don't sleep as well. My walking buddy and I have made plans to walk no matter the weather condition next week, even if we have to wallk in the mall. I hope to sit down tomorrow or Saturday to plan out our meal and snacks for the week.

I've looked this week at doing some races in the next couple months, I have some that I'm looking at and discussing with my hubby.

Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Goals

I thought I would start a blog to keep a scrapbook of my journey through 2010 and my weight lose journey this year. One of my main goals is to lose weight this year. I joined TOPS back in July of 09 and had lost 10lbs by the end of December, unfortunately I gained over the holidays.I getting back on track. My meetings are on Thursday nights. So I'll update either on Thursday nights or Fridays how my week had went. I starting walking last year, I did a walking/running clinic called Women Can Run back in March that lasted till March. I competed in my first 5k race and I was hooked. I kept walking with some of the ladies I might and we done another clinic sponsored by SPA PACERS in Hot Springs, Ar. I pushed myself and done a 10k in November. I had done several practice walk/run over the course leading up to it to make sure I would be able to finish. I may not run much yet, it mostly a lot walking with some running intervals. I plan on doing the Women Can Run clinic that starts in February. In the meantime I'm still walking with a friend of mine. Looking to see if I can find a race to do again soon.