Monday, March 3, 2014
Weigh in was good. I'm happy with the 8 lbs. I know what I did last month as far as eating and exercise, so now I have a baseline and goals to meet each month to keep moving in the right direction. I did get a boot camp class in this week - boy did it feel great to be back there!!! Even though Jess isn't around on a regular basis, I am going to go on Sat. a.m. to Andrea's class anyway. Like Jess's class better but hey, exercise is what it's all about regardless of the trainer.
Had a 6 mos. check in with my MD this week and I was also pleased with that visit. Blood pressure way down, of course weight coming down and everything else was great!!!
If I keep on track with weight loss, he will take me off my BP med., and also the 1/2 dose of cholesterol meds. that he already cut down last year. Then I will be med. free (except for vitamins and supplements). That is a big accomplishment for me because I have been on those meds, plus others, for so long!!!!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Slow start to this year's program. Really want to get my head wrapped around this but am not finding the excitement like I had last year. And I really dislike this Vitabot program. Finding it hard to navigate and get info. Someone needs to go thru all the searches and look for duplicate entries. I tried searching for protein powder and there must be at least 1000 entries - and a lot of them are exactly the same. VERY VERY AGGRAVATING. So, to make it quicker for me, I had to enter my own "custom" item. And, in order to use the phone app, it seems I have to request it every time I go on the program. Using "my Fitness Pal" last year was so much better. And last year I was able to do almost all my entries from my phone so I could do it right when I was having a meal. Maybe I am doing something wrong here, but I probably will only get the required 10 entries in for Vitabot; otherwise I'm sticking to the other app for my own purposes.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Not a very good week for me. Sick with the flu/cold - came out of nowhere. Because of that my appetite has not been normal...don't feel like eating much except fruit, tea water, water, water. I am so dried up from cold meds. On a good note though, I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Aladdin's. I actually found that I LOVE their Baba - great with cukes and red peppers. So I am plugging along trying to get some continuity with diet/exercise. Next weigh in will definitely be interesting!!
This Vitabot thing is another subject. If I take a multivitamin everyday, then why should I care if the vitamins and minerals that are included in the dose I take come up as an "F" on my mealplan? I'm more concerned about the top part of the nutrition labels than I am about all that other stuff; I will fail most of the time on those items. Oh well - goes with the program I guess. I'll stick with what I know from using My Fitness Pal from last year. That program was much easier to use and gave me all the info I needed to know. For me, Vitabot is overkill.
I can't wait for winter to end - I'm tired of being stuck inside all the time - NEED FRESH AIR!!!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Got to get back on the work out train!! Finding it hard to get on a workout schedule again after missing @ 6 weeks after Jessica stopped doing her weekday bootcamps at Lean Living. I am much better at going to workouts somewhere than trying to do it on my own - ( you know there a a thousand reasons why I can't find time at home :>:>none of them have any validity). However, the good news is that I have someone lined up to help me "train" so hopefully this person will be the motivator I need now. Also got the Vitabot going. Not sure that I like this program yet since I used MyFitnessPal previously. I know Vitabot has a lot more info to share but the ease of getting started is very time-consuming. Will go with it though since it's required this time. Forge ahead!!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
One week gone by. Scale is not important to me until I begin my new workout plan and the new FitBot program. Looking forward to a new start this year with as good, if not a better ending, than last year. Thank You Laura Kessel.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
The end is close at hand!! The end of 6 mos. of Lighten Up. But that does not, by any way, mean that I am ending my weight loss journey!!!! I am so very close to my 1/2 way point to my desired goal weight. I have this!! I will, by the start of Lighten Up next year, either be all the way down to my goal weight OR be at least within 5-10 lbs. of it. Boot camp is in my daily routine now; healthier eating is the norm; being more aware of my overall health is paramount. Lighten Up has been a well read chapter in my book of life and there will be many good lessons learned and remembered when this chapter has ended. I am so thankful that I chose to participate in this program and I am also proud of myself for sticking with it and achieving what I have.
To all who participated: I hope you all had a memorable experience with Lighten Up and I also hope that even if you didn't achieve what you wanted to, don't give up. Your goals, no matter whether it's the weight loss or something else, ARE attainable. With a little perseverance, want and hard work, those goals can be met. I am an "in progress" example!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
This last week was an awesome week!!! Had a great weigh-in, left Friday a.m. to come down to NC to my daughter's house, work was interesting but good; all in all - awesome!
I am now under 200 lbs and am only 4 lbs. away from 1/2 way to my goal. I never thought I could do this - I have never been able to get past 10-12 lbs. on my own. So I am so thankful, happy, blessed to have been able to participate in this program. What makes it even better is that my daughter, who has not my seen me since last Thanksgiving, noticed right away!! YAY..... all the hard work is showing!!
Thank You Laura Kessel for offering this opportunity!! For those who have not yet made the progress you were looking for - Please - do not give up!! Stay positive, keep at it and results will happen. I speak from what I have experienced myself. It's tough some days, but pays off in the end. Here's to a good "last month" of the Lighten-Up for everyone who is still in - Let's all give it one last big HOO-AH !! Have a GREAT 4th of July!