5 lbs Baby

Actually 5.8 lbs baby!!!!  I am back in the 100's.   I never thought I would be excited about being 198 lbs, but after being over 200 I am.  I weighed in this morning at 197.8, so that was 5.8 lbs since my weigh in last week.  I'm sure a big part of it was the Reset.  I don't really think you can only have shakes and bars for 5 days and not lose weight.  But that's what I was looking for.  I wanted to drop some weight and also give that reset or jump start into staying on the right path.  I know I only ended the reset yesterday, but right now I feel like I worked so hard at staying on that program that I really want to stay on track and work at eating better and exercise to lose more.

It's so weird too cause every night I went to bed hungry, but when I woke up in the morning I wasn't hungry. You would think it would be that going to bed hungry you'd wake up hungry and yet I didn't.  And right about Thursday I felt a difference in how I was actually feeling. I felt good.  Hard to explain, but I just felt good.  And by Friday I felt like I had lost some weight.  So between that feeling and being down over 5 lbs the big game I play in my head is saying......keep going.   Weight loss for me is totally a big head game, and it's definitely been one I haven't been winning.  But I did say that I needed to make changes so I'm working on it :)

Working on the Weight Issues

I re-joined Weight Watchers again at the end of 2013.  I'll just get it out there, I weighed in 12/27 at 212.  No it's not a type-o. Your read it right.  And didn't I tell you I've never weighed that much before?  I stood on that scale knowing it was over 200# but 212......I just wanted to cry.  It's tough to take.  I will admit that I am to blame but I do want to put some of the blame somewhere else.  I honestly think life happens in all areas of your life.  But enough of the excuses, now on to how to change it.  I'm going to regular Weight Watcher meetings still on Saturday morning.  Although I did gain this week .2 with the excuse that I celebrated my birthday all week.  And of course it was all about the food and dessert. I was thrilled it was only . 2 cause I deserved it to be more.  I currently weigh 203.4.

I am starting a 5 day Reset program with Meredith, Shoes, and Connie run by Tammy with a company she is working with.  Starting on Monday we will he having 3 shakes a day, two snack bars and then veggies and one piece of fruit. For 5 days!!   With those products we also get a supply of supplements to take in the morning and also at night.  Tammy turned us on to this because it is something she has been doing and we all want to support her.  There are other phases of the program that continue after the five days but my plan is to so the Reset, get my body and sugar levels and all that to come together, and then stay on track with WW.  There is a good possibility that I will be hungry but I said I wanted to to the program and I'm going to do my best for the whole 5 days.

We all decided that we would weigh on our home scales Monday morning and then again Saturday morning after we had done the plan for 5 days.  I'm not going to stick to this type of program to work on losing all my weight. I still think WW is a great program and for me it's something doable, when you work it, it works.

I'm trying to be on top of what I really want.  I can't just say anymore that I want to lose.  I have a lot of weight to lose and I am trying to make it somewhat fun. I made this fun weight loss chart that I hope to use to keep track of my weight loss and continue to move everything over to the other side of the board.  I only have 30 flowers on there and actually need 60.  But they'll be added on when there's more room.
I got motivated to do the board not only because of the Reset but also because I did a 10K this morning.  I didn't run it but did a little jogging here and there.  I wanted to finish within an hour and half and I finished at 1:27!!!! So not too bad.  There was a group of us that did the 10K and then Meredith and Dave did the 1/2 Marathon.
Alicia did it as well and she ran the whole thing.  So proud of her!!
Now with that run in the books I'm actually already signed up for 3 more.  Pretty funny I know but motivating as well to help get some weight off.  But first the Reset!!! 

Paul is Engaged

My little Patchey is getting married!!!! There's going to be another wedding in the family, isn't that exciting?   
Paul took Sarah to San Diego for an alone weekend.  Since he has two roommates they do this once in awhile.   Sarah thought that's really what was happening.  What she didn't know, and neither did I or anyone else for that matter, was that he had already made hotel reservations and dinner reservations and was also planning to ask her to marry him.  I got a call Friday night, well Saturday morning at 12:15 am.  I was of course sleeping so the phone woke me and he told me that they were engaged.  Funny thing is, I didn't remember until the next day.  I was sitting in my Weight Watchers meeting and all of a sudden I thought about him telling me he got engaged.  So I checked my phone real quick and saw that he did call me at 12:15 am.  As soon as the meeting was over, I went outside and called him and now it was my turn to wake him up.  I was saying how excited I was and OMG he was getting married, and congratulations etc.  I explained to him I didn't remember the conversation the night before....ooops!!!! Damn sleeping pills. 

He tells me the whole story of how he had it all planned and how they went to dinner over on Coronado Island where they had their first date in October of 2010.  After dinner they walked along the boardwalk and then he proposed.  Of course the full story coming from him is much better and more romantic.  I again tell him how excited I am for them and congratulations.  

Later that morning once he woke up and was functioning he text me and said, "FYI it's a good thing you called back this morning cause Sarah thought you weren't happy about us getting engaged."   Well, I was sleeping and completely out of it and I guess she got worried cause I really didn't say much and was like 
"oh that's nice."  And that was it.  LOL  


As of January 2009, I no longer have a job. It's not that I lost it, but after 26 1/2 years of working at the Post Office, I retired. According to everyone I know, I don't do anything all day, so I decided to start a blog. Now I can blog about what I don't do all day. I am married to Kevin, who is the most awesome husband I could ever have. It's because of him, that I do not go to work any more. I love that and I love him for that. Between the 2 of us we have 4 children. Hunter 31, Heather 29, Paul 28 and Alicia 26.

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