Thursday, May 29, 2008

Some news to report

Let's see, I guess I'll start with a small update on my Son. He called me today to let me know that he has leave from June 21st to July 7th and emailed me his flight itinerary. I still don't know at this posting whether or not the Army has changed his deployment date. I'm hoping to talk to him again sometime tomorrow to get more info on that. It's going to be great seeing him again and we have to figure out how I can get some time off to get him to Ohio to see his Sister for a few days. Driving him there isn't a problem, it's seeing if his Sister can change her vacation days so she can be off while he's in town.

The other update I wanted to report on was an update to my last post. I woke up Saturday morning (maybe it was Sunday...anyway) to find that I had indeed dropped another pound. We did a lot over Memorial Day weekend and yes there was food involved. We had a birthday party for Bob's Brother and between the huge veggie plate and various chips and dips and the practically 2 inch T-bones and strip steaks, I managed to stay on track with my weight. I won't lie and tell you that I didn't gain any weight. What I will tell you is that the waffles and such from the previous weekend never had an effect. I bounced up to 172 by Monday morning, but with the amount of walking around Arlington National Cemetery and around the National Harbor Bob & I managed to do, I am back to 169. My body likes the pace I'm on and I love how I can get back on track so easy now after eating too much. I didn't pig out over the weekend, but I didn't deprive myself of some non diet food either. I think I'm just being smart about how I eat now. I had a sales meeting after work last night and we all went to Benito's restaurant afterwards. I ate a plate of Tortellini that was to die for! I only gained 1/2 a pound. Since today was a 1/2 day for me, I went for a huge walk around our neighborhood which consists of all different types of grades in the terrain. I'm happy to report that at this very moment I weigh 168 pounds!!! I'm now down 32 pounds!!!

That's it for now........stay tuned.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Celebrate good times....Come on!!

So you all know how I've been fretting a bit since I was stuck at 172 pounds for over a week with no change. Well, today I'm celebrating because I'm now at 170 pounds!!!!!! Just yesterday morning I was at 172.8 (again) and after staying up late Friday evening at the dance and having to get up early Saturday and work, we decided not to go to the gym to make up for missing on Friday. Who knew that after missing a gym day, walking up to Cheverly Day and splitting a funnel cake and then having waffles this morning for breakfast, would I come home from a 2 hour workout at the gym and step on the scales for it to say 170.4!!! I'm ecstatic right now. My body sure works the weight off in weird ways, but I'm happy I'm loosing it healthy. I feel great and I'm starting to really like how I'm looking in my clothes. I just hate being in between pant sizes. The 14's are a bit too baggy but the 12's are too tight still. I can get the 12's on and zipped, but they are too uncomfortable to wear very long. Soon though!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ready for a night out on the town................

Friday, May 16, 2008

Cheverly Prom Night......

Tonight is our dance. I took off work at 12:30 today to run office, hair salon and nail salon...after all, a girl has to look good for Prom!! I really don't know why they call it a Prom. It's more of a social gathering with town delegates and neighborhood friends than anything. Every year at this time our town has what they call Cheverly Day. On the evening before, they have this dance/get together. Last year was our 1st year to attend and we enjoyed ourselves enough to participate again this year. I'll be post some photos tomorrow of our outfits. I'm very excited about the dress I chose this year. It shows off the shape that I'm developing with my diet and exercise. It's more revealing than anything I've ever worn, but I feel very comfortable in it.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I have been at 172 pounds now for week. I really like this scale that we have now because it measure your weight in tenths. However, I can see where my body is bouncing around 172 pounds. It goes from 172.0 to 172.8 to 172.4 to 172.2 etc...... I hate that I loose weight the way I do. I drop 2 to 3 pounds then stay there for what seems the be forever. Then the next thing you know, I wake up and have dropped 2 or 3 more pounds. I just get frustrated with these hurdles. I'm eating a very healthy diet now and doing what I feel is a good balance in my calories. I sweat me ass off at the gym each and everytime I go....(which is still 3 or 4 times a week).

Just venting you know. I'm thrilled that I've dropped 28 pounds so don't misunderstand me. I just want more to come off and not take so long.

The good news is, that I have been trying to get into this certain dress for an upcoming dance that Bob and I are attending this coming Friday. I can now fit into it perfectly and it's a size 14! Photos will be posted on Saturday after we take photos on Friday evening.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Another update..........

Well, in just a week and a 1/2 I've dropped 4 more pounds! As of this morning I'm down 28 pounds!!! Bob is down 43 pounds himself!! Combined weight loss for both of us is now 71 pounds in 11 and a 1/2 weeks! I'm excited to say the least. Bob hasn't been going to the gym as often lately as he's been working on a roof. In the past 3 days he managed to rip off the old shingles and lay new felt paper and ice guard and re shingle the back side of the roof. Yesterday he managed to rip off the old shingles and lay new felt paper and ice guard on the front side of the roof. He's lost about 4 pounds just doing all of that. I am now at 172 pounds and Bob is at 161. He's just about leveled off for him. I can't imagine him any smaller. I have 30 pounds (about) to reach my new goal of 140 pounds. I figure by the end of August I'll be right where I want to be.