Thursday, February 24, 2011

Week... two..ish

Ok so this may not be quite as long as the rest but need to make sure to touch base, keep holding my self accountable. WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS SUCK. I firmly believe people who try to make a better life style for themselves quit around this time due to frustration. Seriously!

I have been watching the food I eat, keeping it as organic as possible. Yes thats right organic. Why? We are trying to rid out bodies of the poison that we put into it, and don't see the need in aiding more poisons to enter my body.  Better in, better out?

Also as far as my exercise regimen? I have been walking 2.1 miles nightly! My friend and I take a walk down by the water front by my house. Its beautiful and peaceful. And I am happy to report I think we are ready to step it up. As said in my first post. It starts with moving. And it feels GOOD. So good, I hope to report the increase in movement/exercise area.

Ok, ok. So... its not what I would consider a fad diet, but I decided to try a detox type thing. Bought the "Jillian Michaels" detox system. Guess what? I was a tootin away, but... thats it. So, I'm cool with spending money to be gassy. It may have been doing more, but after experiencing the toots I Googled the product. (which I should have done first, it was a spur of the moment purchase). Super bad rating on many different sites. I see why. May try another cleanse, just not sure which one yet. But not going to do a super crazy one.

When I first started this change my family was fighting me tooth and nail. Man are we addicted to processed CRAP. Kept my gloves on, and they are def coming around. Vary excited about that! Its still a battle, but I will keep up the efforts in making this family healthy. After all, we need to show this world how its done for a loooong time :)

I am trying to learn to live again. Does anyone understand how truly dead fat people are? We already started digging our grave. Im crawling my way back out damit. I choose life. I am forcing myself to get up and actually take part in life. Change starts NOW. I have felt so much better just in moving more and changing what I eat. Want to hear something weird? I am having a hard time getting in 1200 calories. What?!? Ya weird right? Guess what... You have to eat to keep your metabolism going. So thats an on going struggle. Eating small meals, frequently. Not all at once.

So weight lost? Drum roll please.....
4 lbs this week-ish!
Total loss- 8 lbs

I want more, but as my Grandpa said "You didn't gain it over night, you wont loose it overnight" He is vary proud of me, and that means A LOT :)

I want to thank everyone thats in this journey with me. I have had amazing support and I am truly humbled. It gives me drive to keep going. When I get discouraged and want to just have that fast food meal, Or don't "feel" like walking, I come on here and read the comments. Remember what people have said to me. And it gives me drive. This week sucked, but you all helped. Loves ya all bunchs.

Have an amazing week, and heres to learning to LIVE!


  1. Congrats on 8 lbs! In 2ish weeks that is awesome! Ive been on weight watchers points plus for 6 weeks now and have lost 17 lbs and some ounces. It isnt easy.... But yea support systems are what keep ppl going. Thats why me and my friend created ours. Feel free to stop by our blog to chat or vent anything. We are here for anybody. I have like no followers right now cuz we are fairly new lol but one day we hope. Congrats again and keep us updated. You are doing great!

  2. Thanks! I thought I was following your blog. If not I def will start. Congrats on the 17 lbs thats awesome!

  3. Wow, what a great post! I am so motivated to stay healthy just by reading your blog. I have to go to the gym now!!

  4. @ Senorita your too cute. Thanks chic! Hope you have an awesome wk.

  5. Great job Steph. So happy for you. I wanted to share two things with you this week. The first is my favorite quote from someone on Livestrong. I have it taped to my computer monitor so I can be reminded daily.

    "Eat right, go slowly, exercise, recover...improve your entire life. This is NOT a race. If you try to make it a race, it's going to come back to bite you later."

    This quote reminds me that each day is different. I might have failed to eat perfectly or workout yesterday but I don't have to continue this pattern today. Eating better, exercising, etc is something I need to do for the rest of my life.

    The other is to check with your local health department to see if they have any metabolic syndrome or nutritional programs that you can join. Our county is starting one next week and Eric and I will participate. It runs for 10 months and during the first 16 weeks, we meet weekly to discuss nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes. I think it will be helpful to get some extra support.

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  6. LOL I have heard of the cleanse that you were talking about... I have heard nothing but gassy remarks about it :)
    Good on you for losing 8lbs in 2 weeks!! Thats awesome!!
    I am just walking and trying to lose weight and reading your blog and 3 chicks on weight watchers blogs I am motivated to walk every day :)

  7. Stopping by to say you have a blog award waiting at

  8. super awesome to your weight loss!! Please support me too. really need the encouragement