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!

Big Loser Winner Contest Ends Today

Well today is the end of the Big Loser Contest at the office. I am so nervous, hopefully I placed. I am pretty sure I have at least 2nd or 3rd. Wish me luck, I will post again when I know what is happening.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'mmmm Baaaaccccckkkkkkkkkk!!!!

Well I finally started feeling better Friday, which is awesome, because this was a doozy of a sickness! Decided not to start working out again until today, as my chest and cough have still been giving me a little bit of trouble.

So I decided to start again with a bang! I got up this morning and did 20 minutes on the elliptical, but then realized I was late and didn't eat breakfast (A BIG NO-NO). I haven't been following my 5-6 smaller meals and snacks when I was sick, as I was either trying to get some work done (yes they brought me a box he he, did I mention I requested they bring me the box?) or sleeping. Food didn't factor in much. I thought I might have dropped some more pounds since I didn't eat much but sorry to report I didn't. However, I did remain the same which makes me very happy. I want to see no increases on that scale! It has been hard as I was saying to get back into the many small meals, as my stomach lost that hunger all the time, but today it finally came back. I skipped breakfast and by the time I got to the office I was starved! I had an apple, cause lunch was soon I didn't want to eat much, and then at lunch had my usual Lean Cuisine. Today was one of those days where lunch was served at the office. Today was Kentucky Fried Chicken. I like Kentucky Fried Chicken. However, knowing how much progress I have made lead me right away from the table full of food and to the freezer to my Lean Cuisine (which was quite delicious). Had a pear about 3 as I was again getting hungry, and when I got home from work about 5:30 I had 16 little stick pretzels so I could make it till Lenny got home. We decided on tacos for dinner, it is so funny to see how different we make our food now. Lenny has those delicious homemade fried shells he makes, I had 2 whole wheat tortillas, he piled on the cheese, I barely sprinkled any, and you know what, I don't really miss it. One of the biggest things I have learned is how you don't really miss things. We just get used to having all these different items on our food, but by just cutting out a few ingredients you can cut a lot of calories. So, I wanted to share with you what a day of food is like for me.

Tonight I decided to try the "HARD FAT BURN" mode on my elliptical, Holy Cow. It is a 45 minutes program and I almost quit 5 times during. But I didn't, I was able to push through and did the entire program. It kicked my butt. I can't remember the last time I voluntarily sweat this much. LOL.

I wanted to take a minute to thank so many of you that wondered why I hadn't posted anything yet. That is the kind of push I need to keep me on track. Making sure I didn't quit really means a lot to me. As I have said so many times before, I will never make it through this on my own. I keep telling myself that it will get easier and easier, but I really don't know if it ever will? Will I always want to eat the box of donuts Lenny has on the counter? Now I haven't eaten one as I have had no problem resisting, but I still want it. Will I stop wanting it one day? Who knows....

In the past when I have attempted these ventures, one week of being sick like this I would have quit for sure. It is very hard to get back into the swing of things, but knowing that those of you who are following this are watching helped me get right back on track, and stay on track for that matter while I was sick last week. Thank you, for taking the time to care about what is happening in my life.

Ta Ta for Now........

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yucky Week

So I have been home sick so far this week. Went to the doctors today and I have a throat and chest infection. Doctor put me off work for two more days, so I will probably be down and out until this weekend. Then back to working out. I haven't eaten much because I am either sleeping or working on the computer feeling like dirt. Started the medication today so hope to feel better soon!

See you all next week!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Weigh In

Well, here we are.....6 weeks into this journey. So, here goes:

Today's Weigh In......291 - That is down 9 more pounds from my last weigh in on 2/24 and down 20 pounds since I started on 2/1.

Measurements: Today I checked my measurements, and I have lost 5 inches in my waist and 2 inches in my hips. My bust, arms, and thighs are pretty much the same. Hope that is because I am replacing the fat with muscle.

So I am on my way to bring Big Loser Nancy.....thanks for following me on this journey.

All my love....Nancy

Thursday, March 11, 2010


The week has gone really good. I haven't seemed to get the twice a day everyday exercise in yet, but I am definetely on the track towards doing it. This week is my busiest week at work, and has always been my worst week for eating out.

I am happy to report that things do seem to be getting easier. This week we had lunch catered at work and I didn't even think twice about eating it. I haven't seen a drive thru all week. I am doing my cardio and strength training (go Barry's Boot Camp).

I am still hungry often, but I just have a snack or some more water. All I have drank in the past weeks is water and the occasional milk with cereal.

To anyone suffering some of the same problems with their weight, I am here to say it is possible, you just have to want it enough and be ready to make a life change, not just go on a diet. I am not on a diet, I am just changing what I eat.

Stay tuned....tomorrow I am doing a weigh in and measurements.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Good Start!

I am off to a great start! Up this morning and on the elliptical! Tonight Barry's Boot Camp!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Here comes another week...

So the weekend has been a breeze. We went to Cheesecake Factory Saturday night for Lenny's sisters birthday and let me tell you they have 4 really great choices for Weight Management that are under 600 calories and are a great portion. I had the chicken with rice and arugula salad, 590 calories AND I COULDN'T EVEN EAT IT ALL! So I ate even less then that! I actually under ate yesterday, only 1000 calories all day. I didn't eat my snacks, challenge!

I have been feeling really good lately, who knew it felt so good not to feel all bloated and full all the time? My jeans are starting to fall off so I guess that is a good problem. One thing that will be weird in all this is getting new clothes. I don't really want to buy clothes because I am so determined to just loose all this weight and move on, I guess I better get a belt! LOL.

Well my goal this week is to work out like crazy. I signed up for this Big Loser Plan at work and we are having a weigh in on Friday and I want to show a really good loss! I will need you all pushing me this week!

Until tomorrow,

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I have been a little behind on starting the "Barry's Boot Camp" home workout system that Veronica gave me, but there was no day like the present and OMG! It was wonderful. I didn't pay for it, but I believe it would have been worth every penny. Today I did day one, which was a lower body workout. It has a warm up, 21 minutes workout, and then cool down. Let me just say as I sit here 10 minutes later trying to cool down, I am still sweating bullets and my abs are ON FIRE! I asked Lenny to go get the fire extinguisher because I think there may be a fire under all this cushion! He he. And for those of you who are around me the most know that I say "I'm gonna die" all the time, and this time I just might (had to throw in some drama queen, LOL)!

Any of you who might be interested in the Barry's Boot Camp set I see it is $44.95 on ebay!

I have almost finishing listening to "You on a Diet" by Dr. Oz, and as much as it is like a lecture from school, the knowledge I have gained about how my body works and why what you are is really what you eat, I am SO GLAD I listened to it. Today on the Dr. Oz show (I think it was todays, darn Tivo I never know what days show I am watching) they talked about weight loss being a J.O.B. J for journaling your food, check, I use the O for obstacles, that is for darn sure! They are all around me everyday. Even the drive home from work I think, I could just drive through and get something yummy, but then I think back to how far I have come and gladly enough I don't want to throw that away! B is for BE PATIENT, ahhhh, the hardest factor. Patience, in a world of fast paced I want it now mentality. That is what I need you all for. To remind me that this is going to take time and not to give up! That is the weakness, that is the easiest way to give up.

Have you ever noticed how many Lap Band billboards there are on the freeways? I mean they are EVERYWHERE, I am not kidding. If you haven't paid attention you should, it really is funny. OC Jenn and I were driving last Friday night and I swear in some areas they were like 2 or 3 billboards in a row. It was funny. I guess they are really pushing that. Funny.

So one of the things I am thinking about getting is a Pedometer....I want to see if I am coming close to 10,000 steps a day. Anyone have one that they know works good that they can recommend a brand? Or have one they can loan me so I can find out.

Well, I am off to the shower, have a wonderful night everyone, and thanks for following!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Well I accomplished my goal again today! Up at 7am and on the elliptical! Did 25 minutes on the elliptical, 10 minutes on the treadmill, the arms workout my Aunt and Uncle taught me, and then some stretches. We had company last night so I didn't get a night workout in, but tonight I plan to try Barry's Boot Camp DVD that Veronica gave me.

I am sitting here eating lunch and let me tell you I am having the Lean Cuisine Roast Turkey Breast with stuffing and apples! DELICIOUS!

So one of the items that I have been trying to learn is how many Carbs/Fat/etc. today I was reading the back of my Lean Cuisine and it gave you examples for a 2000 Calorie Diet - so I did the calculations to come up with my 1500 Calorie Diet. So if you are looking for the info also here goes:
                                     Guideline                               My 1500 Calorie Diet                                  Fat                         3.25g per 100 calories                  3.25 x 15 = 48g
Saturated Fat          1g per 100 calories                       1 x 15 = 15g
Cholestorol             15mg per 100 calories                  15 x 15 = 225mg
Sodium                   120mg per 100 calories                120 x 15 = 1800mg
Carbs                     15g per 100 calories                     15 x 15 = 225g             
Dietary Fiber           1.25g per 100 calories                 1.25 x 15 = 19g

Hope this helps you! It sure helped me.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Miracles do happen

Well I actually got up ON MY OWN at 6:30am and did 45 minutes of elliptical and some arms and stretching. I feel wonderful. As many of you know I hate getting up in the morning, but hopefully this empowerment of how good I feel right now will override "just 10 more minutes" when I am trying to get up in the morning!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Start of Month Two!

So here we are, one month down. This past weekend I was HORRIBLE! OC Jenn came into town and we had Nicole's shower on Saturday, and then this and that....we were so busy the weekend just flew by! So no working out and the food was so so. Portion control as always, but I had drinks Saturday night...Bad Girl.

So as this new month starts I am dedicated to trying new recipes from the cookbook collection now, pictures and details to come soon! Lenny is going to try and make me get up in the morning so I can start working out in both the morning and the evening to help me be a better morning person. We will see how that goes!

The Fat Secret.Com has been great, and I have even gotten several friends on there using it also! Now that is what this is all about! Spread the Word!

Well it is already 10:11 and I need to hit the treadmill! More posts soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 25

So today is Day 25 and I was cheated a little and had one of Lenny's taquitos. NOT GOOD, but tomorrow is a new day and there will be no taquitos in my future He He.

I am currently listening to Dr. Oz's YOU ON A DIET on CD in my car. It is amazing the knowledge you learn from Dr. Oz. Knowing what you body does with food is so interesting. I have learned so much already! I would recommend it to anyone making this change. Knowledge is step one. Knowing what you eat and how much of it.

I also recommend to anyone trying to watch what they eat and track weight loss. It is totally free and gives you the knowledge you need to know to control your eating.

I am up to 11 followers and very proud to have you.

Until later.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weigh In!

So yesterday I decided I really needed to start tracking my calories exactly, I had been estimating and rounding, and decided I wanted to be more exact. So I hit the Blackberry App Store to look for Calorie Counters for my phone, since I always have my phone I thought it would be the easiest way. I found one by Fat Secret that was FREE (magic words!) I read the reviews and decided to go for it. IT IS WONDERFUL! So simple to use, it has a thorough database of foods and restaurants, has an exercise and weight tracker, basically I would recommend it to anyone! My goal weight is 150 pounds and I read somewhere that you should do your goal weight x 10 for your calories. Yesterday I ate 1538 calories and burned 4387 calories between normal daily activity, sleeping, and 1 hour of cardio.

Yesterday we had lunch catered in at work and I am starting to learn that work is my biggest obstacle, there is always food in there. They brought the most delicious looking pasta and garlic bread, but I battled my brain and ate my Lean Cuisine and an apple while sitting with my co-workers and their yummy looking food. I make it through it, and was so proud of myself when it was over. So it was hard, but rewarding in the long run. I assume the more I have those rewarding feelings the easier resisting will get. The funny thing is, when lunch was over I heard some of my co-workers complaining that the food was not that good! All those calories I avoided for food that didn't even taste good! Amazing.

So as you read from the title, today I did a weigh in, in case I never reported this ( I don't think I did because of the humiliation of it all) my starting weight on 2/1/10 was 311 pounds. (Tear) I am happy to report today that my current weight is 300 pounds. That is 11 pounds in 3 weeks! I have been reading a lot about weight loss and I read that a weight loss of up to 2.5 pounds is very healthy, and I want to do this right, so I am a little over that by losing an estimated 3.66 pounds so far. I am sure that will slow down eventually, and I had been feeling sad about the slow weight loss process, but I do feel happy today that I have lost the 11 pounds. I cannot wait to report when I am below 300. I keep dreaming I will get on that scale and see the number 2 again. LOL.

Thank you all for taking the time to support me. I cannot do this alone as I have told you, and just know that they few of you out there that care are taking the time to read my journey means a lot.

My Aunt and Uncle have been my biggest supporters, and they deserve all the credit in the world. I am so grateful for them. Love you!

So, I am hoping that this blog is enjoyable to read, and hopefully motivational to some. Feel free to forward this blog around and maybe just maybe there is another person in my shoes that I could support on their journey. Spread the Word!
Love you all,

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Battle

So I keep telling myself that everyday that goes by this will get easier. I will stop having a debate in my brain about every little piece of food that crosses my past. As I have told most of you I compare my eating habits to being on is an addiction, one that is to easy not to face. You see I eat because it tastes good. An extra helping of mashed potatoes because I love them so much and they taste so good, except I was already full beyond my means. As I watch the cookies, candies, and various items come in and out of our office day by day, as I walk by the kitchen and think, what is one cookie going to hurt. But to me, one cookie sends me spiraling back into where I started. It has been 22 days, 22 days of starting each day trying to do all the right things. I keep battling in my brain what I know is right and what the addiction wants me to do. Sometimes it feels like 2 people living in my that knows what to do and one that wants to defy everything and eat the food because it will taste good.

My family talked to me about what it could be underlying inside me that made me eat this way since I was 17 (that is when I started to put on weight) and I don't really know. All I can say is that I like the way food tastes, and becoming lazy about eating is SO EASY! Drive thru, eating out, frozen pizzas, what could be easier. Here I am 17 years later determined to turn it around. As far back as I can remember I have eaten wrong. I grew up on TV Dinners and 2 liters of soda because my mom worked all the time, then when I was old enough to take care of myself I became a drive thru queen. I can remember before high school having a Western Bacon Cheeseburger with friends for breakfast and Big Macs as soon as we got out. I just trained myself to be a failure in this department, and now it is time for change.

These past 22 days have been the hardest days I can remember as of yet in my life. Keeping my brain on track. The Battle in my brain. The constant debate of good vs. evil, He He. I am sure to some of you reading this must be thinking, suck it up, it is just food. You are so right, and my brain tells me that to. I am right there with you. I keep hoping everyday I wake up that the debate of wanting to eat something that has made me the way I am today will stop. They day of no more battle, but will that ever happen? Am I destined to have to debate myself everyday when it comes to food.

Tonight I hit the elliptical for a 35 minute weight loss program and then 15 minutes on the treadmill. A big accomplishment for me. The challenge I have given myself this week is to work out every night no matter what.

I just wanted to say thanks to those of you who may be reading this. It helps to know that people are behind me, and I have been so lucky to have been given the best motivational gift ever.

Love you,

Sunday, February 21, 2010


So this weekend I have been a slacker. Not so much with the food, but I haven't worked out at all. Went out Friday night for Dave's birthday (didn't get home till 3:30am) then Saturday slept all day of course until Lenny got home from work then we went to play poker at Jim & Deanna's, so needless to say, no work out. But, the philosophy I am trying to follow with this is a life change, not just a diet. So with that said, today is a new day, and today will be working out and planning for the week.

Until later!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tick tock tick tock

So nothing much new has happened of course. Things have been steady, eating going well, exercise going well. Plan still on track! I feel like the turtle in the race...but I just keep telling myself that this is not going to happen overnight.

Thanks Natalie for the tips! That is so great to know to check out the restaurant before I go!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Home Alone Day

So being at home alone has always been troublesome for me...BOREDOM EATING....but today I stuck to my guns. Cereal for breakfast, rice and chicken for lunch, and a Subway Combo for dinner (Turkey Sand with Apples and a Water). MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

So I started looking on Craig's List for a used Elliptical, and today my dreams came true. There was one posted at noon that I saw at 1pm that was a NordicTrack Gym Quality Elliptical. The family had it in storage and needed to get rid of it. I went and looked at it and it was great. It is a few model years old, but it is in GREAT condition and at $200 it was a steal! They sell for about $1000 new, so I am lucky. They just wanted to get rid of it.

I had a meeting tonight so I got home from work about 9 and Lenny helped me bring it in the house. That was fun, and Lenny has been sick so he was really excited as you can imagine. (But he did it without a gripe at all). We got it into the spare bedroom, and well, setting it up on the carpet wasn't the best idea, no support. So Lenny will have to make me come kind of floor for it with wood. Well I got on at about 10 and went for 30 minutes, it was great. I may have done a little to much because I feel a little nauseous, but that will pass.

For now I am exhausted, but here's to another successful day.
Thanks for following, I need you.

Love Nancy

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. The weekend has been great. Stuck to the meal plan and learned some great new exercise and food tips from my Aunt and Uncle (thanks for the help!)

So with all my new cookbooks I hope to share with you all the triumphs and losses of these healthy meals. That is my next goal, so tomorrow off to the grocery and farmers market I go.

Well off to hit the treadmill...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bad Girl

Well today I was not as good. Alaina took me out for dinner for my birthday (Thanks Girl!). I had a martini, what I think was a sensible dinner and we shared a dessert mini sampler. It was really good.

I have learned that Yardhouse is not a place to go eat. They don't have a Nutritional Value menu (which I thought was required now) so I just had to wing it.

I bought a couple cookbooks at Borders, Cook Yourself Thin and Cook Yourself Thin Faster. They had some great recipes and I am excited to get started. Stay Tuned....

Thanks Aunt Sandy for the Dr. Oz tips, I have started to Tivo it. 
Thanks for the tip Natalie, greatly appreciated.

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you that have taken the time to care about my journey. One thing I have learned in all of this is that I cannot do it alone.

Love Ya - Nanc

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Weigh In Today

So today I did a weigh in. I have lost 5 pounds in a week. Not as good as I would like it to be...but it is a loss and Lenny says I should be happy.

Had whole wheat tortillas for the first time tonight for dinner and you know what I think they were better then flour! Who knew.

I need to get some diet cookbooks so if you can recommend any let me know. My Uncle and Aunt recommended the Dr. Phil one so I am going to get that one. Also if you have any recipes to share or tips please pass them on!

Nothing exciting today, just the weigh in!

Until tomorrow! Nancy

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Today I'm Pooped

So right now I am feeling on the disappointed side. I got home from work at 10pm and all the way home I was debating whether or not to work out. I view it as the angel and devil having a spat on my shoulders like in the cartoons LOL. Well when I actually got here I decided not to sit down and just get right on the treadmill. I told myself I have to at least do that. So I did. About 5 minutes in I got a HORRIBLE cramp in my right calf (which is my post op leg). Well I talked myself through it for 10 additional minutes, but after 15 minutes I had to give up....which was the extent of my exercise today. Not enough. BUT there is always tomorrow.

I did eat 100% correct today which is the #1 Goal of course. Without that the work outs would be for nothing. My arms are awful sore today from all those darn P90X push ups. Even though I couldn't keep up even the few I was able to get through worked! Feel the Burn!

Biggest Problem of the Day: You would not believe the quantity of food brought into the office today! Cupcakes, cookies, muffins....Didn't eat a one! ACCOMPLISHED (I did have one small bite of Jen's sugar cookie though, but it was just a bite.)

Thanks for following me....until tomorrow night...Nancy

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tip of the Day: Stick With It

Wow 3 followers, I am so excited - and in just one day. Thanks you all for your support!

So today was a great day. Ate all my meals correctly even in the case of lunch brought into work (Pizza, Yum) but I passed and had my salad with a chicken breast and watermelon. I am noticing that I am not feeling very full (which is good) but I am hungry most of the time (well at least my stomach is). I am hoping that will go away. My stomach should shrink I assume?

Talked with Alaina last night about this blogging thing...she encouraged it also. She asked me what my first short term goal is and you know, I didn't have an answer. I hadn't even thought about it. So we talked and I guess the first goal is to fit back in some of my shirts and jeans that are snug. (And for those of you who really know me know that those are the only clothes hanging in my closet LOL).

Now to the real issue - I CANNOT LIFT MY ARMS! Even typing this is making me sore. Got home from work at about 8:30pm and hit the treadmill for 1 mile (20minutes) then on to my first day of P90X Workout. HOLY COW I could just die (and thought I might). Lucky for me I didn't have the pull up bar thingy that you need so I couldn't do any of the pull up exercises (and yes, you get to use a chair cause we all know I am not going to pull myself up just yet). Thank goodness I didn't because I have never attempted so many different types of push ups in my life. It was so hard I couldn't help but laugh, which is better then cry. He He. Needless to say I am sure I will be worse in the morning.

Lenny blew up the Nordic Ball I got on sale at Sears for $5 and it came with an entire sheet of exercises which is really cool. I did a few but after and hour and half of working out I was tired, plus tonight is Hollywood Week for American Idol and I have to watch it before sleeping.

Biggest Problem of the Day: Avoiding the Red Velvet Cake that was served for Birthday Celebrations at work. ACCOMPLISHED!

See you tomorrow night!
Love Nanc

Monday, February 8, 2010

Blogging - Day One

So I sat with Jen tonight at dinner before our meeting, and I told her that I was thinking about blogging about this most difficult journey for me. I was telling her that I thought maybe others (if there are any that read this LOL) helping me along, maybe a little support group for me, might help. She agreed fully. You see, those of you that know me know that my weight is a problem. My biggest problem. My hardest problem. My fear. My downfall. And now, at hitting the 300 lb. mark I can do this no longer. I can not allow this to go on any longer, and it will be very hard, but maybe with your support I can do this.

I am on day EIGHT of this journey. As I started on 2/1/10, and so far, things have been going great. I have controlled my eating (3 meals and 2 snacks a day) to small portions and only healthy foods. I have tried all the fads and ups and downs and it never works forever. I do ok for a while but then wind up back where I started (PLUS SOME). This time it is going to be different! I am taking one day at a time and facing each new day as it comes. I am going to change this time, not just be "on a diet". I need to live the diet, not be on the diet. I have been exercising to, which to me is the main ingredient in weight loss, as long as I stay doing it. Lenny's sister gave me a treadmill, Jen got me an exercise Wii game, and Veronica gave me a copy of the P90X weight loss discs. I also have Jim and Deanna loaning me their home gym whenever I want. I am so lucky to have such great support behind me.

Tomorrow will be the big start to the 90 day P90X Work Out Discs. I am preparing to be really sore. LOL.

Biggest problems so far: Temptation of Course: I have been surrounded by it (as I always will in real life) and so far have been able to resist, even when eating out.

Hopefully you will find this interesting (and I will do my best to keep it interesting) and follow this journey with me. I need help, as I hate to ask for, but I need help. Sometimes I feel like eating is a drug to me, it just tasted so good and I couldn't stop. Here I am 300 lbs. later. I have tried other ways and now I am going to stop trying and do it. I CAN DO IT.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. Hope you come back.
Love Nanc...