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

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mamavation Monday - Still Working On It

As y'all know, I joined Weight Watchers Online recently. It's been a bit hard for me trying to eat all my points. In fact, last week, I actually starting to gain weight slowly. By Friday, I somehow had gained 5 lbs which kinda had me freaked out but once I started working on drinking bout 21 cups of water a day, I ended up losing my 5 lbs in a couple days. Whew! So this week, I might finally make it to 325lbs which is my mini-goal. If not this week, it'll definitely be next week cuz I'm busting my butt to get there.

By the way, man oh man, all these food I've been making while on Weight Watchers has been so yummy and so far has been a hit with my family. Even my son's eating the food! I need to start taking pics of these gorgeous and tasty food so I can start posting them onto my journal and use some of these recipes on another blog in case anybody wanted to try them. *smiles*

I'm starting to get close to 5000 steps in my walking as my average. At moment, it's close to 4850. So excited bout that. *smiles* I'm actually taking smaller steps and that helps a lot! Plus with me walking smaller steps, I don't seem to go out of breath much after walking a long distance.

Next week, I plan to measure myself and weigh myself as it will be one month since my first mamavation post. I will also post the measurements and a pic of my weight on the scale. *smiles* I'm hoping as stated earlier that it will show I'm finally 325lbs. Oh, just in case you're wondering what I weigh now. It's 326.8lbs.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

H2O Again

Wow! I recently found an app for my ipod touch called Water Your Body. Got it for 99 cents. It was on sale. Not sure if regular price. Anyways, I'm soo glad I found it and found out that I'm not drinking enough water according to my weight. With the weight that I had slowly gained from Weight Watchers, I've already lost that weight gain and back to where I was before I started it. I have lost 5 lbs in 2 days and finally I'm going to the bathroom so much! According to my weight, I have to drink almost 21 cups of water! Before I was working on getting 8 to 10 cups of water. Now I've been drinking 22 cups of water. Using my 16.9 water bottle, I've been refilling it over and over. We went out to eat today. I just had to go cuz I wanted to spend time with friends of mine for a Sunday brunch. I had an omelette with toast. It also came with potato pancake but I didn't eat that. Luckily, there was hardly any bacon or cheese in the omelette. I can prolly figure out my points. It was so yummy but anyways, I normally order a diet to drink but for the first time, I've ordered water. Everybody was just shocked. Heck, I was too, lol, but so proud of myself. Not gonna give up. :) I might finally get to my goal weight of weighing 325lbs by the end of week. :) Can't wait!
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Mamavation Monday - Walking & More

So I've been walking for awhile now and for some reason, I'm having a hard time reaching 5000 steps, let alone 10,000 steps to lose weight. I average bout 2700 steps. That even includes me doing exercises whether it's the 30 Day Shred, EAsports Active, etc. I've tried to include a couple of extra 15 mins walk to help bring the numbers up. I'm assuming I'm not moving as fast as I thought I was. I can't wait for warmer weather to get back to walking on the track and maybe finding out exactly how long it takes me to walk around the track 4 times which I believe equals. 1 mile. But what can I do in the meantime? I could try the treadmill but at my parents' house, the basement is filled with so many boxes since they moved in here bout 10 yrs ago! I couldn't fit through to get to the treadmill. :( I can't afford to go to a gym and I don't know what to do! I'm still gonna keep on a moving on and just do as much as I can do. As long as I keep moving, that's a good thing, right?

I've started Weight Watchers Online officially on Saturday and so far, it's been hard trying to eat 39 points but I'm working on it. I knew I needed to eat more calories in order to lose weight along with the exercising. I was curious bout what my weight was today since I started on Saturday. I was 326.8 on Saturday and today I ended up weighing 327.2! Sighs. I know it's too soon to tell. I do have 5 more days to actually know what happens since starting Weight Watchers. I will be sure to let y'all know what's happening with that. :)

I've been drinking so much water! I can't even believe how much water I've been drinking since I got the water pitcher. lol. My problem is I don't seem to be going to the bathroom like I hear all these people go. Is there something wrong with me? Could it be why I ended up with the weight gain? Cuz I'm not going to the bathroom enough? I don't know what to do and yes, I am taking diuretic (sp?) in one of my blood pressure meds. The only time I ever go to the bathroom is if I drink a lot of diet mountain dew. What's up with that? Is there something I can do bout that??
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mamavation Monday - Water

Hi all! I know I'm late at posting this. I hadn't been feeling too good for past few days. I'm not 100% better but I'm slowly starting to get my appetite back. Finally! Cuz when I don't eat much, I tend to either gain weight or stay the same. That's frustrating as heck! *smiles* The other day I was reading bout soda especially diet sodas on twitter among the mamavation gals. That's when I somehow had a wake-up call. That's how I lost my weight! I had cut out the diet soda but not completely. Back in April of last year, I had found this water called Fruit2O and really liked it and decided to start drinking it cuz I didn't want my son drinking the diet soda. He was always drinking my soda and I didn't like that. So I believe cuz of me eliminating my diet soda, it's how I lost the weight. So since Monday, I have cut out the diet soda completely. Been drinking the Fruit2O. Today I went into Walmart looking for a wii balance. They didn't have it but I started thinking bout the Biggest Loser show I saw last night and how they were all drinking water using Brita. So I was looking into that and saw the Flavor Option Water Pitcher from PUR and was like ooh. I just had to get it and that's exactly what I got. Since I got it, I've been putting the water in my 16.9 bottle and been drinking it all day. Drank 6 of these bottles already and have the 7th right beside me. I don't think I've ever drank that much water in one day! Wow! If I finish the 7th bottle, that's 14 glasses of water! Dang! Now let's see what happens with no more diet soda in me. *smiles* Whoo!!

The Biggest Loser

Wow, after watching the Biggest Loser tonight, I am more than ever so motivated to lose weight. Now I wouldn't mind just melting the pounds off of me like that. I got lots of work to do. I had been so inspired ever since the show came on but never did anything. All I thought was I want to be just like them. Lose all that weight. Even tho I've lost 50lbs, I really want to lose all my weight more than ever and actually get there this time. Tho I hadn't been feeling too good for past couple days, I finally worked out today. Did the Biggest Loser on the wii. Starting tomorrow, I'm getting on that treadmill and walk! I'm also gonna get on that exercise bike and go! I wouldn't mind getting a new spinner bike but this bike will have to do for now. It's my parents' bike. Might as well get some used out of it as nobody's using it. Same goes for the treadmill. I wanna try and aim for 50 miles a week on the bike and 20 miles on the treadmill a week. If I don't get it this week, I'm gonna work for it and when I get there, I will add on. :) Gonna start using some of my apps on my ipod such as 200 squats, hundred push-ups and 200 situps. I wanna aim for those numbers! I'm gonna make it! Whoo! So excited bout it all!
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

So this is the first day of 2010! I'm already starting off good. *smiles* I weighed myself this morning and tho I didn't make it to my goal, I did, however, lose a couple lbs. I'm now at 328lbs! Only 3 more to go to my mini-goal.I didn't measure myself. I figured I'd wait on that. I'll do that after the 30 Day Slimdown. Only did 5 days so far. So definitely gonna wait on that unless some forum needs it, then I'll do it.

I started on my 10,000 steps a day today. I didn't quite make it to 10,000 yet as I ended up driving home from my uncle's house. My son decided today that he wanted to go home so we came home. *smiles* So tomorrow, I will attempt to do 10,000 steps. I made it to almost 6000 steps (5894). By the time, I get to bed, I probably will get to 6000.

I've decided to start my food journal. You can check it out at: and yes, I do welcome comments. Good or bad but please be gentle. *smiles*

I also decided to make a blog of new recipes I've tried or created during my journey. You're welcome to send me some! *smiles* I haven't posted any recipes yet but it's at: I will be sure to put up servings and calories so you have an idea of how many calories are in these food. These recipes will be food I've tried and liked. It's mainly gonna be a place where I keep my fave recipes together. I don't like to write it down on paper cuz I'm sure I would end up losing them.

Have a great new year! Thanks for all the supports I've gotten so far on here and on twitter. I really appreciate it! Big hugz.