Vicky's Progress

Kelly's Progress

Kathleen's Progress

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My time is coming....

Since Vicky has been talking about her experience at LifeChoice Gym, I figured, I would talk a little about me starting. I haven't officially started yet, I'm suppose to meet with Travis next week (10/8/08) and we're suppose to start everything then. I'm really excited about starting. I can't wait to get in there and starting working on my weight issues and getting my body in shape. I know I have a long ways to go, but I think I can do it and I'm willing to try. So we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Details about workout

Upon Jenny's request....I am answering her question on what I did during my first workout session with Travis at Lifechoice. :)

Travis first set me at a desk and asked a bit about medical history and what goals I had in mind. Like how much weight I want to lose and why. Of Course...I have the upcoming kidney transplant hopefully. MUSC wants me to lose at least 15 pounds before the surgery. I also had to sign a paper stating that when he pushed me hard that I don't call him names or hit him! Poor guy...I wonder if that has happened to him? I told him that I was stubborn and need someone to push me!

We then did the dreaded weight check, took my resting heart rate, oxygen level, and blood pressure. He showed me where my chart was so I can help keep up with everything I do at each workout. I started by warming up walking 3 laps around the inside lap, then it was cardio time!

I did 4 min. on a stair-like climber, 4 min. on a bike, 6 min. on a treadmill, 4 min. on a arm-like bike wheel thingy, and then......the killer.....
2 1/2 min on this glider thing that makes it seem like you are cross country skiing. Then about 6 laps around the track again to cool down. It doesn't seem like much on paper, but it was! My legs ached bad yesterday. They have cups and an ice machine with water....which is nice. My heart rate after the exercise was 149....which Travis said was perfect. He knew it was a good workout for me! You also have to rate your workout on a scale of like 1-20 on how hard you worked.

I like the many Flat screen TVs...Travis puts it on comedies. We watched an Everybody Loves Raymond rerun. Melanie came along too. It was fun. I can't wait for Kelly to start. It is hard, but worth it! I wish Jenny and Beth could join too!

I want to do the yoga class, but I am going to have to wait until next time it comes around. I will miss 3 of the 8 classes if I take it this time. I just don't want to miss that many.

Is it possible the queen of hating to excercise will like it???? Tune in to find out!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Workout Update!

I started Lifechoice yesterday and my legs are aching a bit. I was put on the scale with full excersise garb on....I was up about 10 pounds according to their scales...this morning on mine I am up about 4 pounds. Needless to say I need to go the other way on the scale.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Yes.....I am finally doing it! I officially start Lifechoice tomorrow. I did take a beginner's yoga class yesterday and loved it! I don't think I will jump on the scales unless they make me tomorrow. I am still hovering around 18 pounds lost. When I get back from Rhode Island I will go full steam ahead on diet and excercise. Right now I will concentrate on working out.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Steady incline....No Yo-Yo present

Why does it seem everyone is going down on the scale and I'm going up? This makes me sad...but also frustrated. I joined the wellness program at work, so hopefully within a months time I will be on my way to a new self. I tried to think of reasons other than ridiculous ones, as to why I was wanting to lose weight. Here are some normal and weird ones.
1. So I can leave a longer life
2. When/If I have children I want to be at a healthy weight for them and me
3. I want to be able to look in the mirror and take a second glance, not a second blink
4. I want to be able to go to an amusement park and actually ride the rides. Not just stand there and say it makes me happy to see everyone else having fun.
5. I want to be able to cross my legs
6. I want to be able to go into a regular store and actually find something
7. I want to go to Victoria's Secret and not fill dirty or wrong for being in there. (Cuz what is a fat girl really doing in there anyways)
8. It would be nice to turn heads, for a good reason
9. Maybe I can laugh with everyone, not be laughed at
10. I can buy new underwear (maybe at Victoria's secret)

For all who were wondering..I now weigh 374.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Received my dress I bought on ebay.

It looks great on. I'll need a few minor adjustments. I may get Jenny to look at on me and see what she thinks....she has become the little crafty gal. I definitely will be getting it hemmed to tea-length. I have my eye on a vintage clutch purse now. :)

I was going to start the lifechoice gym, but I DON'T HAVE TENNIS SHOES!! I am serious. I'll have to get a pair this weekend after payday and start my work out next week. I need to pay particular attention to my upper arms....thanks to the dress I purchased. LOL

I guess I need to face the music and get on the scale again. I am praying that I am not up too much. If I had to guess.....probably 3 or 4 pounds up. I'll let you know!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Still truckin...

Hey! I'm still on the wagon...yay!! Well, I did slip a little Friday and Saturday....but got right back on :-) I'm down another 0.7 from the last time I posted. I was actually riding a few pounds lighter the entire end of the week...but I guess all the salt I had in my diet over the weekend didn't help :-O At least I still came out with a loss right?

I'm really trying to be good....I even made a super yummy chili for dinner tonight...and if I only break it up into 4 servings for the entire's still only 5 points a serving!! Now adding a little FF sour cream and cheese might bump it up a bit....but hey, it's worth it :-) I tweaked my recipe a bit so if it turns out good I may post it. It has soy crumbles instead of ground beef....which don't always work out in every recipe, but I think they'll be okay in chili....since they'll absorb some of the other flavor.

How's everyone else doing? (dieting or in life in general)