Monday, May 24, 2010

Eating Vegan - Mamavation Monday

Hello all! Was thinking over the weekend that I'm gonna start cutting out the meat (not completely tho) cuz I do tend to eat too much of them. So I was looking at some recipes and found so many of them sounding good. I'm hoping it will be good as y'all know I'm very picky when it comes to fruits and veggies. I even wanna try a green smoothie. A smoothie with a couple of fruits then add some spinach in it. I hate spinach but from what I hear, you don't really taste it. We'll see if that's true or not. I do know that when my gram makes her stuffing for the turkey, she blends her carrots, celery & onions along with bread and eggs. I don't like onions when they're in bits but I LOVE her stuffing. Why? Cuz its been blended so fine that there's no bits for me to bite into. So if I have no problem with eating the onions that way, I just might have no problem drinking that smoothie.

Today was my weigh-in. I didn't lose any weight again (338lbs)! Not sure why but I'm guessing it's cuz I've been swollen since Saturday. My feet and legs are double the size. Yuck! I might have to take a rest today but I need to get to 10,000 steps. Been doing that since Friday. I gotta keep up with that. *smiles* Maybe I can just walk in place while watching tv for awhile. I do know I'll be going shopping later so I don't wanna overdo myself & not be able to walk tomorrow. There have been days when I can't even walk cuz of the pain. I think it's all from the accident few months ago. Sighs. So I know I really can't overdo myself which is why I hadn't been using my wii. I miss using it. :( Better to be safe than sorry. Ok, gonna try and move a little. I did take my son up to the bus stop. Finally, it stopped raining! All week last week, I had to drive up to the stop. But today, we got to walk up. Whoo hoo! Plus, it's supposed to be nice this week so gonna keep taking him up. So take care and have a great day! Don't forget to keep drinking your water!
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Mamavation Monday - Been so long

It's been so long since I had been exercising, eating right and drinking tons and tons of water. I had a wake-up call couple weeks ago when the scale showed 354lbs. That's when I started counting my points from Weight Watchers and eating right. Been trying to eat more food that's better for me to eat. Been looking around for yummy recipes trying to eliminate lots of sugar and oil/butter. Over the weekend, I bought some Larabars. Oh my goodness! I love it! It's all natural! The one I tasted so far was the Cashew Cookie. It only had cashews and dates. I believe it is 100 calories. I recommend it. *smiles* I've been drinking tons of water again. Been drinking over 160 oz of water cuz of my weight. I'm working my way back to 10,000 steps a day. It's after 4pm and so far I've gotten over 6000 steps. Whoo hoo! Now all I need to do is keep going and get another 4000 steps. Oh, yes, I did weigh myself today. I'm at 338lbs. Same as I was on Friday. I think I didn't lose any over the weekend cuz I was at my uncle's for the weekend. Friday was my son's birthday so had to celebrate with him. Saturday, I didn't get as much steps I wanted to get cuz my son was performing. It was a long drive from my uncle's to the middle school. Reason for that was so my grandparents could go and see the play while my uncle played music somewhere else. But seriously, I think I did a great job cuz I didn't gain any weight. *smiles* My gram loves to try and feed me. LOL. I had to tell her no to a lot of stuff. If I'm gonna be going up every weekend this summer, I better be taking my own food with me. I look forward to the day I weigh 325 again. I'm aiming for that weight by the time my son gets out of school. Then it's off to 300 lbs and I was planning for that to be by the end of summer. *smiles* Think I can do it? I KNOW I can do it. I'm so glad to be back! I've wasted enough time. It's time to get back to living life again!
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
- Author Unknown

Saw this over at IAmSucceeding's blog and just had to bring it over. I needed this. I can't quit even if I stumble.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Hello all! Yes, I AM BACK! So much has been happening in my life lately. Was in a car accident which resulted me in gaining weight. Had gone up to 354lbs. Am down to 338lbs. Yep, had to start all over again and that's ok cuz this time I WILL MAKE IT! After the accident, I pretty much blanked out on life. I stopped moving. Stopped counting points. Didn't do anything. I ended up with a wake-up call when I saw the scale saying 354lbs. I was like OMG, what the hell happened to me. So I had to focus again and start counting points and start moving. Tho I hadn't really been moving til this past week, I started counting points for Weight Watchers. I'm now working on getting back to walking over 10,000 steps a day. At moment, I'm getting over 5000 steps. Before I started moving again, I was getting bout 1500-2000 steps a day. I just had to start moving again. My goal is to be down to 300lbs by the time summer ends altho I would LOVE it if it was by the time my son gets out of school (June 14th). *smiles* Just had to say I'M BACK and this time, for good!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My One Million Steps Challenge

Hi all! Wanted to let y'all know that I've decided to really challenge myself to walk 10,000 steps a day. So I did a new blog bout it over at Each night or the morning after, I will make a post of my steps. When I make it to one million steps, I plan to challenge myself to walk 6 Million Steps (3000 miles) which is equal to walking across the USA. :) When doing the 6 million steps challenge, I will be challenging myself to walk 30,000 steps a day (bout 15 miles). I plan to do all of this this year which means I will have walked over 7 Million Steps! That's probably more than I will have moved in the last few years. :) Take care!
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mamavation Monday - Swimming

Sorry this is a day late. Been so busy! Anyways, had so much fun at the amish country over the weekend. Did a lot of walking around but most of all, did a lot of swimming! :) Bout 4 to 5 hrs total a day. Wow! Swimming with my son was both my son's and my fave part of the weekend. Even tho I ended up gaining a pound and half over the weekend. I've already almost lost it all.

This week, my plan for workout will include doing the 4 miles on the walk away the pounds video and doing the 30 day challenge of EA Sports Active on the Wii. As for eating, I haven't figured it out yet. I'm gonna be making a list today and then going to grocery store so I can get all the food I need for this week's meals.

Sorry this is short and sweet but am pretty busy. Got too much going on at once. Wanted to say thanks for the supports I've received. :) I really appreciate it. Keep up with the great work! You're all doing awesome and make sure ya keep drinking lots and lots of water. Hugz
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Mamavation Monday - New Clothes!

Hello all! As promised, I weighed myself today and measured myself. Tho I didn't make it to 325lbs yet (still have another week..*smiles*), I did however gain .4 lbs. Bummer. That's ok cuz guess what?? I got new clothes last week and actually bought them in the store!! Haven't bought clothes in a store for bout 2-3 years now. Am so excited. Mom and I went to Avenue to see if there was any bathing suits out cuz I promised my son I would go swimming with him this week for our weekend getaway. We're going to the Amish Country in Ohio. Unfortunately, they didn't have any bathing suit but they had a lot of tops on sale. To be honest, I was like ahh it would be nice if these clothes would fit. Mom held a shirt up and said to try it on. We ended up getting bout 15 tops for me to try on. All fit but 2! We got bout 10 tops as couple of them weren't on sale. Decided to wait til March to get them. We spent $75 for them. We've always had to pay almost $300 so not bad at all. I was so excited! Heck, I'm still excited. Cuz another thing, I haven't been buying clothes in so long. I would say it's been almost a year. Only thing I usually buy online or through a catalog are bras. Since nobody sells my bras round here anymore, I have to order them online which is what I did last week along with my new bathing suit. Bras won't get here til March but bathing suit will be here Wednesday, in time for my trip with my son and my mom. We're leaving Thursday after my son gets out of school. With what's been going on for the last couple of weeks, I deserve a break. I'm thinking cuz of the stress, I haven't exactly lost any weight this week. I'm gonna make it this week. Just watch me! :)

Here's a pic of my weight for today (327.2lbs):
Here's my measurements:
Bust - 62 inches
Waist - 54 inches
Abdomen - 61 inches
Hips - 60 inches
Thigh - 28 inches
Arm - 15 inches

Lost 4 inches in one month! :) I know I didn't sound too happy bout the gain on twitter this morning. I was hoping it would stay at 326.8 or be less. It just means I gotta work harder at it this week especially since I'll be out of town for a couple of days. I'm really gonna have to figure out bout the food while there cuz my food choices are never good. Just gonna have to look at menu and figure it out and eat only half the food cuz they do give out lot of food. lol. Just have to wait and see. But with me playing in the pool with my son, I'm sure I'll have no problem and us walking around. I should be a-ok.

Maybe if I look alright in my bathing suit, I'll take a pic of me in it and show off? Ahh, maybe not, I might scare everyone away or worse yet, break the camera. hehe. We'll see. *winks*

Have a great and wonderful week to you all! Big hugz