The Road to One-derland!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

20% Off!

No this isn't a sale..... it's how much weight I've lost.  I've take off 20% of my original weight!!! Woohoo!!!  I lost 2.3 this week and a total of 13.3 lbs in 3.5 weeks.

Next up, Onederland....which I haven't seen in decades.  The new ticker is counting down to that goal.  Hoping to get there by the 4th of July....can  it happen???

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Friggin Cake....grrr

Okay so I  had a house party last night....Demarle @ Home.  Love the products and of course we had food.  This incredible cake was made....yellow cake, my fave.  Then we topped it with a chocolate ganache.  Well my guests enjoyed it and there was some left.  Well....not anymore.  I ate it.  Now last night after the guests left, I thought "hmm, I should toss this...."  but I  hate to waste food.  No....apparently I would much rather WAIST it.

WTH am I doing?  It is scary to lose control like that.  I told myself, hey you're not going to gain back those 55 lbs you lost, don't worry about it....move on.  But, that's  not the best attitude.  Sweets are a big time Red Light food for me. "you can't eat just one" for sure

I got in over an hour of stat biking....so I'm feeling better about it, but still.  UGH!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2nd Paleo weigh-in

...and I'm down 3.8 !!!!  I normally intend to weigh in on Mondays, but with ham-fest on Sunday, I wanted to get the sodium out of my system.  I'm thrilled that my hard work and dedication is paying off.  1.4 lbs til my 20% goal....very do-able!  Oh and I've lost 11 lbs in 3 weeks.  This is just the jump (re) start I needed!

Phew, glad Easter has past!

I love EASTER, but let me tell you the yummy temptations that come with the holiday pain me.  I did super all last week...filling dozens of eggs without a nibble.  Then, when I came to doing the boys' baskets, I started in with the jelly beans.  WHY???  You know once you start you cannot stop. I finally told myself, hey, you have 24 hrs, enjoy the food, but don't go crazy.  So I did.  I had my first sweets, starches, sugar in over 2 weeks.  It all was delicious, but you know what... I felt like a slug.  We still have candy in the house, but I'm back in the zone. I portioned out the last of the chocolate pie for my boys....and didn't even lick the knife or grab a crumb of homemade cookie crust.  Yes, I am back!

I'm on a mission.  I am rarin' to go....on down the scale.  So excited about my next goals....reaching 20% of weight loss (a WW milestone that I love), getting to lower than I remember being recently, and then finally.....under 200.  I'm a planner....these mini-goals are my plan.  It's like I've got the GPS programmed for my weight loss journey.  I really want to be to ONEDERLAND by my birthday in Sept.  Buuuut, first things, first.  My new ticker is counting down to my next mini-goal....20% off. (no, not a sale, lmao)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I just did something I was unable to do before....

and I'm stoked!!!  I registered as a bone marrow donor at www.bethematch.org .  I' have been wanting to do this for ages, and well...my weight previously kept me from it.  About two years ago, I went to their site to register.  I went through their online screening and my friggin BMI was too high.  I was sad and mostly EMBARRASSED that I was unable to do this.  Here I am wanting to help someone and my fatness is keeping me from it.  This a.m. it dawned on me....hey maybe I can finally do it?!?!?!?!  So, I tried and I was accepted!  I'm thrilled!!!  Such a meaningful Non-Scale Victory (NSV)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Yahoooooie!!!!!

I am so jazzed!!! Hopped on the scale and it showed me the love!!!!  I finally have reached my 50 pounds lost milestone!!!! Plus I've lost over 8 pounds in the last 1.5 weeks!!! Sayonara Vacation Weight Gain!!! Needless to say I've got my groove back.  While I don't think I could live on a full Paleo way of eating, it definitely is helping me get more processed foods and refined sugars out of my life and getting weight off me, too.  Now to make some new mini goals!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

First Paleo weigh in coming up

So my first week of Paleo eating is in the books.  It was a rough week.  Both myself and my youngest were sick.  He was home all week from school (except for Friday).  The nights were throwbacks to the newborn days.....either up with him, up with my cough, or up worried about him and wondering if he was going to wake me.  I was a zombie.  He's better.....I am still hacking and will head to the dr. if need-be now that he's back in school.  Otherwise it was a great week....got in lots of exercise (even with the illness).  I didn't attempt the 30-day shred, but I continued to ride the bike and did a 7 day challenge on Just Dance 3 which was lots of fun.  I bumped up my challenge for this week to something requiring a more lengthy workout and will continue to bike as well.

so the tale of the scale awaits in the a.m. I'm curious and excited!