August 2009 - Mexico

August 2009 - Mexico

Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to Fat Secret

My friend Jenn joined the, which is the calorie counter I recommend to all. It is 100% free and is a great site. Because she joined it has got me back on it as well. It is time to put my full focus back onto my weight loss goals and stop making excuses.

I invite you all to check out and become my buddy. (my name on their is NANCERZ) It shows all food eaten and excerise done. It is great.

So excited for water aerobics today! 6-7pm and the weather is perfect!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Why can I not get focused?

So let me start by saying that my lack of posting is not lack of devotion to losing weight,only my laziness to get excited again about the blog. Maybe I have a bad taste in my mouth from posting so much horrible memories from Lenny's accident, I don't know what it is.

So let me tell you what is new. I am a member of the YMCA (so CHEAP) and they have water aerobics there that I tried for the first time two weeks ago. I LOVED IT,and it totally kicked my butt! I thought it would be super easy but I was wrong. So that is my new devotion.

I really need to kick it into gear, I lost so much time that I need to make up for! It is amazing how lazy I can be sometimes, and I always make an excuse for it. Like I worked a super long day, no excuse and I need to remember that.

Writing this tonight helped me remember why I started this blog to begin with. It is like writing something over and over again helps you remember it. It is like having a conversation with myself about getting motivated and staying motivated!

You can do this Nancy.

Thanks Aunt Sandy for the push, I needed that . Love you.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Getting back into the swing of things!

So here I am, making that first step towards getting back into the swing of what my first focus was for this year. I know I took a detour, unintentionally, but it is never to late right?

July26th, current weight, 288lbs.  22 pounds lost since February 1st, not good, but it is better then having any weight gain after going through these rough times we have just overcame. It is amazing to me that through this whole ordeal with Lenny's accident that I did not put any weight back on throughout this. Food can sometimes be a comfort. My last post was 4/14, and Lenny's accident was on 4/16. 3 months have gone by and I have not gained a pound back. The secret....I have held to my word that I would never "feel stuffed" ever again, and I haven't. So even at times when I ate something not healthy, I didn't overeat, which was my main problem with food. Overeating. So in looking back and getting off track I see how I had re-trained my brain or myself or whatever it is to not eat so much.

So today is Monday, and I am going to try to get right back on this wagon. Thanks to some advice I am going to post my calories and exercise on here daily at the end of the day so if you see me missing in action kick my butt!

Thanks for following me on this journey, hopefully I haven't lost everyone.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Moving right along!

So things have been moving right along. I have not been working out as much as I should, and I need to get back on that train. I have been letting some personal issues affect my motivation. The good news is, that the eating right is so easy to stay on track now! I mean are there moments of weakness, of course, but the battle for the most part seems to be over. The thoughts of eating something bad quickly come in and then leave my mind. It is not as much of a battle anymore. I guess at first it felt like a punishment that I wasn't allowed to eat certain things, but now it feels like more of a reward when I don't eat them. It is great!
Well, I need to push to get back to working out a lot, other then that things are going great. The journey continues!

The office is going to be starting a big loser competition again so I can't wait to join that and win some more money!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Tortoise and the Hare

Slow and steady wins the race. That is what I keep telling myself. Of course I wake up everyday just hoping all the weight will fall off, LOL, but of course it won't. Everything I have read about weight loss says that those who lose weight at a slow and steady weight are more likely to keep it off. I am so proud that I have been so successful so far. I can tell you that this is the longest I have ever gone without giving up. I think my brain has just finally accepted that this is not temporary and is a forever change, so if I am bad one day it has been so easy to just start again the next day like yesterday never happened.

I have lost another 3 pounds which is right on my goal track, 10 pounds a month, 2.5 pounds a week.

I have lost my way a little with exercising everyday, I am only doing every other to every third day which is no good. I have let some stress in my life take over and I have to nip that control in the bud and get back on track. Remember, today is a new day.

Well until next time!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Recommended sweet tooth snack to you all - Do you like Peanut Butter Cups? I know I do. Well I have found that the Chocolate Quaker Rice Cakes with a tablesppon of Reduced Fat Skippy Peanut Butter smeared across the top of it is FANTASTIC! Only 60 calories in the rice cake and 90 calories in the peanut butter, which is also a good source of protein which is a great pick me up for the afternoon! Also it is WAY BIGGER then a 2 pack of peanut butter cups, which by the way have 210 calories and a lot of sugar!

Today I went to the grocery to get my food for work for the week. At the checkstand they have the Hostess items, so I picked up one of those Apple Pies I used to love so much, 470 CALORIES! I almost died! In one little tiny pie! No wonder we are a fat america!

I found at the store this morning, Bagel Thins, by Thomas'. They are whole wheat and only 110 calories for the bagel, and really good. I stood at the cream cheese for about 10 minutes though, reading and comparing labels, I finally settled on the Fat Free Philly Strawberry Cream Cheese. It was way lower in calories then most of the other ones.

Last night we went to Northwood's Inn for Lenny's Birthday, it was delicious. It amazed me how I was able to stop eating when I was full, I am determined to never feel "stuffed again". I am trying this mind trick where I tell myself to pack it up and take it home and I will get to enjoy it more then once! So far it is working....

Friday, March 26, 2010


First Place went to Jim Jr who lost 37 pounds in 2 months, he won $220.00.
Second Place went to ME (WOO HOO) for losing 20 pounds in 2 months, I won $120.00. I am so excited! They are going to do another round starting in a couple weeks so I am glad to have the motivation to work towards my goal weight!
Now I get to go shopping!