Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tiny Update

My ticker updates when ever I update it so it isn't correct according to my previous post so I will do a little update. Of course I went to bed around normal time which it was a miracle that I didn't get restlessness from my meds. Woke up and was just curious to see if the results were the same as last night and sure enough they were even better. The scale last night showed 196.6 got on the scale this morning after testing and walking away and getting on a couple more times after that it was 194.4 making it an 8.6 weight loss. Now that is motivation. Now I dont want to hear its unhealthy, I know all that info. I can't help that, that is what my scale is showing. I'm sure most of it is water weight but just to assure you I'm not the only one who lost so much I will post Mark's stats too LoL.
Mark as sexy as he is he is 6 foot and he weighed in at 219 on Friday, last night with jeans and three layers of tops he weighed 214 and this morning he weighed 209 so that is a 10 pound loss. He is on the same plan, same meds, and he has completely stopped drinking soda as of yesterday. He would like to be 190 so he is well on his way!!!

Yay completely motivated and looking forward to working out as well!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Journey Begins...

Friday was the big day. I called and set up an appointment last week for Friday February 26th. Mark and I took the kids to school and then headed to our appointment. The people at First Coast M.D. we're very nice. Got set in, weighed in at a whopping (can't believe I'm doing this) 203 lbs. That isn't the biggest I've ever been but it is certainly big "enough" that is for sure. After having three kids which none of it is their fault, my body isn't what it is supposed to be. I am turning (again it is insane I am publicly blogging about this LOL) 31 in March and my body is just tired and feeling warn out. It's time to take care of myself for myself and for my family. Got weighed, measured, and got a B-12 shot. Which by the way didn't hurt at all. I was surprised to say the least that a big needle like that didn't hurt she did warn me that it would bruise and it did instantly. Talked to the physician and got our diet plan, excercise plan, and our prescriptions. I am so excited to be taking this journey and getting my body back and in control. Plus my hubby is taking this journey with me. I am re motivated again and excited.
My plan consists of having a meal plan that sticks to 1000-1200 calories. Exercise at least 4 times a week 30 min and then each week increase my time by 5 min. Upping my water consumption. They recommended Optifast and I've found them comparable to Slimfast, just a fancier name. Supposed to eat every 2 hours. That will be challenging for me.

So this is our plan:
Medication then wait 30 min
Breakfast: slimfast
Snack: slimfast bar
Lunch:lean cuisine
Snack: fruit/salad
Dinner: low carb or lean cuisine

Lots and lots of water which will also be another challenge for me.

So here are my stats:

Start date: 2-27-10
Start weight Date: 2-26-10
Start Weight: 203 LBS
Height: 5 feet 5.5 inches
Mini goal: March 26th 183
Total goal: 145-155

We got new batteries for our digital scale and I wanted to try it out, never expected in a million years that it would show anything different than yesterday plus the fact that mother nature is in full force which makes me even heavier with water weight. So here it is:
2-27-10: 196.6
Insane right!
Well I plan on updating my progress once a week. I even made a little ticker =)

Looking forward to a better me in the future!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bad, Bad, Mom

Well what can I say, I've been busy and it just makes for more interesting posts and longer to say the least. Where to start?

Andrew completed his TOVA testing and come to find out he doesn't have ADD but he does have severe anxiety. He will continue with the therapist once a week for a month with 75 minuet sessions. These seem to be helping him and he is learning to organize and be more self confident through play therapy with Dr. D'Arienzo. Andrew brought home his report card and we were so proud of him. He pulled his D- up to a B! He is improving and with constant reminders and taking breaks during long periods of testing he will do well. He is bringing home test scores with 100% on them and we are amazed and so happy for him. He is taking pride in doing good in school and we are making sure he knows we are proud as can be.

Caleb is doing alright in school, he can do better and we expect better. He is a very bright young man but seems to be getting bored in class which is never a good thing. Elora of course likes to be the super star. She is now on the honor roll, for having her straight A's two semesters in a row. She is VERY proud of that fact and likes to pipe up every chance she gets. Lets just hope it continues through out her school years. She is very out going and it keeps her motivated and out there all the time. She is wanting to do soccer this year so we shall see.

Besides all the school activities we are just hanging out at home and enjoying our new sofa set we purchased lol. Man I love this couch. I could sit in it all day it things allowed lol. A girl has every she needs, caffine, new sofa that reclines with cup holders, big screen tv, endless rerunds of Criminal minds, and kids to snuggle with lol. What a life.

This weekend is one of our last weekends we can use our Busch Garden passes, hopefully Mark can get Monday off and we will go on Valentines day and I believe it is presidents day? I can't remember, forgive my forgetfullness. So we will be hitting up BG first and then spending the night and going to Sea World the next day. Then that will be it for passes for a while. We might get Universal studio passes but not 100% sure yet. Still waiting for Harry Potter to open up and then we shall see.

We have started saving up our money for our trip to go home. I have most of our "dates" planned out, where we are spending our time, and most of our expense planned out too. Just need to look at the route we are going and see what fun things there are to do along with way...

Miss thang aka Elora got a hair cut yesterday...I wasn't going to do it but my impulses got the best of me yesterday. I let her cut is short again. She is extremely thrilled and can't wait to show everyone at school. I just kept thinking, my Mom never let me cut my hair short and hell I am not my Mom so why the hell not, it's just hair, it grows back quickly. She looks so grown it's not even funny. Pictures should be posted later...

Well off to wake them up for school, wish me luck lol.