Vicky's Progress

Kelly's Progress

Kathleen's Progress

Monday, July 28, 2008

Still Here...

I'm just lurking lately....I've been hanging out around the 160's (give or take). I'll try to stick around here until vacations are over. Better to maintain than to gain right?

Vicky- glad to hear you've got some more energy! Joining the gym sounds like a good plan.

I hope everyone else is doing well...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hello....anyone out there??

I am still here....lurking a bit. I have gotten slack on my diet. I am still at 21-22 lbs lost, but not moving forward. I am going to recommit to myself after I get back from MUSC next week. I am HOPING and crossing my fingers that I am not put on steroids or a weight gaining medicine. If I am then I will be fighting to keep my weight where it is.

The good news is that my yearly check-up at the hospital is coming up next month and I think I am going to join our hospital's lifechoice gym and try to go a couple times a week. The one thing that stinks is that it has limited hours and isn't open on weekends. I am hoping Hubs and I can work out a schedule where I go on Tues, & Thurs. when we gets home from work. On the weekend I can do a family event for exercise. My energy is back up (thanks to the procrit injections) and I feel I can handle it. I think Kelly is going to do it with me. :) There is a specialist and trainer that customizes each person's workout. I have heard they stay positive and really "cheer" you on.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Well I updated my little ticker. I don't really have much to say because I am very sad. I now weigh 360. The highest I have ever been. So...I'm leaving now

Monday, July 14, 2008

Am I done?

Okay, I know my goal was 130. I made that goal when I was just starting out because I estimated I would be happy with my body once I reached that weight, but to tell the truth it was arbitrary. It was a round number. I am teetering around 135 right now, and I can wear a size 8 or 10 pants. I'm pretty happy! My question is, is it cheaping out to throw in the towel?

I'm thinking of forgetting about that number goal and making new practical goals. You see, Jordan and I do not eat so healthy and don't get much exercise. We were bad this weekend, eating cake, ice cream (well it was my birthday) and even stopping at McD's! However, we also got a lot of exercise from walking around at the games.

I'd like to start working exercise into our lives and making it a family habit, starting small and building on it so we don't get burned out. So I will make a new goal right now: Instead of camping out in front of the TV every evening, I will ask Jordan and Suzi to take a short walk with me. To start out, let's say at least twice this week. I'll let you know how I did.

After I conquer that, I'll start on healthier eating.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Long time, No post

Here is an update. Obviously, I haven't written on here in a while. I figured since I'm not actively pursuing weight loss I didn't really want to post. But anyways..since this blog is about health, I can still give updates on my no-smoking pursuit. This Thursday totaled 7 weeks smoke free. Yippee! I do feel much better. I will probably be trying on the weight loss thing within the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, everyone at home has been making little subliminal comments on my size, and the fact I like sweets. Just a little advice for anyone who is reading this. When something, such as food, goes missing, please don't automatically assume that the fat girl did it. Thanks

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

OH is weigh-in wednesday....

I forgot to weigh myself this morning. I would guess I could be a pound or so over considering "george" is here. I woke up 30 minutes late this morning. The alarm clock is in a "better place". It passed away sometime between yesterday morning and this morning. We had 2 HUGE storms yesterday that may contributed to its demise. Luckily my back-up alarm went off at 6:55am this morning. He has blond hair and blue eyes and gives the best morning hugs......Braydon. Nolan was the 5 minute snooze....he gives great hugs too!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday Madness

Yeah, let's not talk about how bad I was this weekend. I'm back up to where I was week before last. Booooo.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Weigh-In Wednesday!

I lost .4 this week. Really it was more like 3 pounds because I went up last week. Unfortunately I had help last night....I got sick from the procrit injection. Thank goodness it wasn't a virus or food poisoning.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Toy

I posted this on my regular blog but I don't know who reads it and who doesn't :-) Yesterday (after looking at it for over a month now) I bought this cool new toy. You put this chip in your shoe (if you have Nike shoes, there is actually a slot UNDER the bottom lining to put it huh?!?!).....then there's a plug you put in the bottom of your iPod Nano (it only works on the nano right now...wonder why...)....and it tracks your walks and/or runs. Since I'm trying to work up to a 5K I thought it might be a good idea. It tells you your pace (to which I learned I run TOO fast outside and tire out quickly)....the time...and your distance. Once you get home you just sync your iPod like normal and it takes you to the nike website and you get a cool graph like the one below. You can join challenges with other people all over the world....and set goals for yourself...and it tracks them just by looking at your run/walks. I was surprised at the relatively low sticker price of $30. I think the only downfall I've heard of is that once the battery dies in the chip....there isn't a way to replace it (although I think the battery lives a LONG time).

This has been your friendly advertisement for the day :-)