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Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm Done Waiting Until Monday!

Remember Sunday night when I tweeted this?:

Martha Duff
The plan is to be at the gym at 5am tomorrow morning. Hold me accountable - ask me if I went sometime tomorrow! I need ya!

Umm, yea, the plan didn't really work out so great. I've been horrible this week and it all started with an 11.2lb gain this week at Monday's weigh in. Yes, ELEVEN. 

Holy Ball Sacks

Now, I do attribute most of that to water weight (remember my cankles?), but you and I both know that is wasn't all water weight. 

The week went downhill from there. Last night I thought to myself, "I really need to get my sh*t together! I'll start fresh on Monday."

Then my other self said "NO! Start fresh today! Right now!" 

So I did.

It was 8:30pm - I went to bed, so that I could get up before work and head to the grocery store and stock up. 

My haul:

I got (starting at the left):
-roasted turkey
-4 pink lady apples
-4 georgia peaches
-2 mangoes
-2 half gallons of vanilla almond milk (I've never tried this before, I'm excited!)
-2 containers of 0% dannon plain greek yogurt
-3 containers reduced fat feta (1 plain, 2 tomato/basil)
-1 giant bag of collard greens (for green monsters)
-1 giant bag of kale (for green monsters)
-2 semi-giant bags of spinach
-two mustards
-two honeys
-18 eggs

My total was around $54 - not bad for a weeks worth of food. 

Tonight I have plans with a friend, but I am going straight to the gym after work - before we go out. 

I am/was on a slippery slope and I can't let myself slide!

Ever saved yourself from your own slippery slope?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cankles and Baby Ducks!

My weekend:

Keith and I went out to the country ("the country" is what we call the area my mom's side of family lives in) and visited with everyone! 

At my aunt and uncle's house we played with baby ducks,

and had a great time! 

It was hot. Super hot.

So, I hung out outside all day in (in the super hotness), didn't drink enough water (I justified this by saying I didn't have to - it was cheat day, after all) - and when we got home late on Saturday night, my feet looked like this:


It's Monday morning, and even though I drank a ton of water yesterday, I'm still retaining like a camel. Serves me right!!!

This weeks goals:

-drink 150oz+ water every day - even the weekend!
-get up every morning and be at the gym at 5 (epic fail on this today because of my stupid ringer)
-take everything ONE day at a time!

What are your goals this week?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Now's The Time





Multiple Sclerosis

I've been realizing more lately that I take my health for granted - I take my body for granted. And I don't like the way I've made myself feel. 

I feel so guilty that I am (not 'was' - I still struggle - all the time)  DESTROYING my perfectly good and healthy body with food. And with pure laziness. 

There are many, many people in the world with ailments that take over their lives - people with disabilities. People who would probably give anything - do anything - to have a functioning healthy body. 

High Blood Pressure

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Bone Spurs

Insulin Resistance


These are the conditions I have brought upon myself. Because of how I've treated my body. 

How could I take the gift of life - of a perfectly healthy body - and do these things to it?

I know I'm making strides in the right direction. But, when I am out and I see someone in a wheelchair, or I hear of someone who died too young from Parkinson's, or hear of someone getting diagnosed with cancer -  I feel that pang of guilt: I could do more with myself. I should have started sooner. I shouldn't have let it get this far. 

I know that feeling guilty will do no good. 

No - this is the time for action. 

I'm not going to sit on the sidelines of life anymore and hope things get better. 

I'm going to MAKE them better. 

This is the time to take back my life - my health, before I lose my chance. 

This is my chance, my opportunity - NOW is my time.   


Monday, July 11, 2011


Biggest Loser Week 5:

We had our weigh in today....I lost SIX pounds! That brings my total lost to 51.6 pounds! And, I'm back on top! 


Even though I'm 51.6 pounds down from my highest weight, most of the time I can't really tell a difference in the way I look. I FEEL better, but it's nice to SEE change, too. 

I was looking through pictures on my phone today, and I found this picture from a Stone Mountain trip a few years back...I was SHOCKED at how different I look. It might not seem like that big of a change to you, but it seems fairly drastic to me!

Nice, right? I can't believe that girl on the left is me - she looks like a caricature of me! 

What do you think? 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Biggest Loser - Week 4

Biggest Loser Update:

We had our weekly weigh in (usually on Monday's) this Morning now that everyone is back from vacation. I am down 1 pound from last Monday. I think this is great since I was horrible less than perfect during the Holiday, also because I forgot out the weigh-in, and had already drank 60oz of water beforehand.
Umm, excuses. 

And now *sigh* I am not in first place anymore. I told the current first place holder to enjoy his week on top - because it will be over next Monday!

How did you do with any goals/life changes/anything you're working on over the weekend?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Goals for July

In July I will:

  • burn at least 10,000 calories

  • eat 75,000 calories or less

  • drink at least 150oz water every day (even the weekends!)

  • eat more fruits and veggies (at least 5 servings a day)

  • be my own Super Hero (I mean, I AM pretty awesome!)

What are your goals for July?