Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Eve

Happy Turkey Eve!! I am so excited to spend a lot of quality time with my family tomorrow and maybe be a crazy person and go shopping Friday? Haha, we'll see.
Yesterday was a really good day. Did anyone see Biggest Loser? I won't give anything away in case you didn't but I was sad to see the person that went home go home. They were one of my favorites but oh well I guess everyone has to go home at some point and that person looks awesome now! I'm soo excited to see the "Where Are They Now" special episode tonight! I hope the person that Bob goes and talks to is Eric because I heard he gained all his weight back and I always loved him so I'd like to see him try again and succeed this time.
Food was pretty normal yesterday. More Boca burgers! Haha. My dad made chili for dinner which was suuuper good! I had a little fettuccini alfredo for breakfast with grapes and a glass of milk. I think the fettuccini was a bad idea, I felt horrible after eating it. It's crazy how my body reacts to food like that, now that I don't eat it anymore. Won't do that again any time soon. I have to go cash my check at lunch so I'm going to swing by Subway on my way back to work.
I did 30 minutes on the stationary bike at my dads and then headed to the gym after BL. It was soooo nice to be back! It felt like "going home" in a way which makes me feel good. I love it there, I'm comfortable there and I love the people there, especially the staff. That's probably part of the reason I've been successful in the 3 1/2 months I've belonged to that gym. Last night the focus was abs with light bicep/back and inner/outer thighs.
I weighed in last night at 233.8 pounds. That's a .4 pound loss. I'll take it! =) I didn't work out at all last week and still lost almost a half of a pound. The scale is moving in the right direction and I'm excited to kick my own butt next week and see a great number! I can definitely see my Christmas goal of 230 in plain sight. That would be 40 pounds lost! I'm very excited for that day, I've never lost more than 20 pounds before when I was trying to lose weight. To lose twice that will be amazing and when I get to the 50 pound mark I think this will all start to become real. I still feel like I'm slightly in a daze surrounding this whole weight loss thing. I've lost 36 pounds but I don't think it has completely sunk in yet. I don’t think I truly realize yet that one day soon I will be at my goal weight. In less than 35 pounds I will be out of the 200's. Forever. I'm very excited about all of that =)
I'm in the process of making an appointment for a private Pilates lesson at my gym. It costs $60/hr so I will probably only do this one lesson but I felt like I wanted to have more one on one time before I did a group class. I'm thinking of doing it on Monday and scheduling it right before the intro to cycling class starts so that I can do the palates and then go straight to that class. We'll see how I feel come Monday. I'm still nervous about doing a group class alone. Have you guys ever taken a group exercise class alone? Were you nervous about it?
Anyways I hope you all have a FUN and SAFE Thanksgiving!! Remember to just relax and enjoy yourself. Don't let your food thoughts consume you. Make smart choices and be CONFIDENT in those choices. We will all be just fine =)


  1. wow you just keep continuing to amaze me!! Watching someone go from struggling to completely succeeding is SUCH a great feeling to me. I am so glad that you found what works for you and things will only get better from here. You are truly amazing and beautiful!!!

  2. I've done plenty of Boxercise classes in the past on my own. Never went with anyone and it was fine at the start too.

    Especially as some of the people, were people I used to see in the Gym anyway, so it wasn't a problem.

    Long time back I did a kind of step based class as well, for some months, which admittedly didn't get very many male participants, not exactly sure why, although it was on a Sunday, so occasionally I'd feel a bit conscious, about what I was doing in a room full of women, but most of the time I never really thought about it, I just got on with it.

    What you have to remember is, if the people with a body you want to have, act like they should do, then they won't go there to behave, as if you have no right to be there. They will ethier want to know you, or decide not to bother.

    Some people might know who you are anyway, even if they have never really talked to you, so it's not like the no talking, is necessarily a direct snub and chances ar it might prompt one or two people to actually make contact.

    Anyone who does behave in an snub type manner, doesn't deserve to have the respect and contact, with right minded people like you, but I seriously doubt you'll come across anyone like that.

    Besides, it's not like you're thinking of jumping out of a plane, or Bungee jumping off a 400ft high Bridge, so don't worry about it.

    It might just be one of the best things you have experienced in your life and if not, you don't have to go again, but it won't make you a quitter, so there's no catch 22 here.

    I say just suck it up, don't worry and just see if you enjoy it or not. You can be really proud of what you have been achieving, so you needn't feel anxious or concerned about something like this.

    The surroundings are part of your life now and you are already proving to yourself what you can do, so right now there isn't anything more you need to prove, certainly not in relation to being able to tolerate a class or not.

    As long as you keep pushing and making forward steps, you will continue to achieve what you want.

    You CAN be very proud of yourself, so big smiles and no worries.

    :-) :-).

  3. You are doing so well!!! Awesome food choices and all the working out at the gym!! Wowee!

    I have done group fitness classes before..pilates..zumba..step..and of course, dance. I was nervous especially for pilates and zumba... but girl... everyone there is so nice. They are all there for the same reasons you are... to get fit... and to be healthy. So don't be nervous.. I got used to making an absolute fool out of myself in Zumba. It is fun and judge free! =)

  4. Congrats on the loss. That's what I lost last week. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  6. Great loss, happy thanksgiving!
    Thank you for your comment and kind word, they mean alot!