Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter Edition!

Hello Friends!

All is good here. Sorry I haven't posted much lately. Just been super busy with life. Wanted to share my weight loss update with you all.....well...... I am officially in the 180s!!!! I weighed in today at WW & reached my short term goal to be in the 180s by Easter!! It feels great!!! I haven't seen this number on the scale since 2000. My weight on my new scale this morning was 188.5 and on WW scale it was 189.6. Those darned clothes!!!Wish I could weigh in naked but...ohhhhh...that wouldn't be a pretty sight to see!!! lol. So my next goal is to be at 179 by Memorial Day. A lofty goal for sure but I want something to reach for and I was once told that if the goal doesn't take your breath away, it isn't big enough! So I am dreaming BIG and reaching for the stars!!!! I am 1.4# away from hitting 25# off with WW and that would make it 30# as I had lost 5# prior to starting the program. I am wearing a regular size 16 very comfortably now and I cant wait to put on size 14s. I still am finding myself migrate to the 18s in the stores...isn't that funny how we do that?? I remember when I was 160# about 10 yrs ago, I was wearing a size 10/12 and a medium top and I still always went tot he XL tops and the 16/18s. I feel so hopeful and I finally truly BELIEVE that I am going to do it this time!!! My sister who is also doing WW is down 27# now and she hit her 10% weight loss goal too this week. She lost 4.2#. She was very focused and I am so proud of her. You can really tell she is losing although she doesn't believe me when I tell her. He pants are sooo baggy and I can see her face & upper body getting smaller & her belly is shrinking. Its a process and we are in it for the long haul. I don't care how long it takes me......I'm not going to stop until I reach my goal and then I am going to be a master at maintenance!!! I talked with my WW Leader Pam today (love her!) and told her that I want to work there. She told me that when I reach goal and maintain it for 6 weeks I can apply and they will hire me. I'm so excited about that thought!!! I know it will keep me accountable and I feel like I have been there & done that and I have alot to bring to the table as far as weight loss is concerned.

Whew!! That was a long one, eh? Sorry to ramble. Anyways, I hope you all have a blessed & happy easter my friends!! Even though Im not online as much, I still think of you all often!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Good morning! Thurs April 14, 2011

Good morning friends!

Well, finally got a day off so I can blog a bit. My kitchen is torn up right now because I am getting my new ceramic tile laid this week. I had them tarp off all my doorways but OMG...such a mess!!! My house is gonna get a really good cleaning when this is all done....hopefully tomorrow it will be completed. 1/2 the tile is laid in the kitchen so he has to do the foyer & the area outside my 1/2 bath & then I think he is grouting it all tomorrow. I love the color of the new tile and it makes my kitchen look so fresh & new.

Got on the scale this morning and it looks like I am down about 1# so far this week. Its been really challenging eating well because my stove is currently unhooked & in my laundry room and my fridge is in the family room. I made myself a romaine & grilled chicken salad for lunch with some Trader Joe's lite cheese and a few black olives & gonna top it off with some real ranch dressing. YUM!! I refuse to eat lite ranch ever is nasty!! I would rather take the caloric hit for the real deal. So I'm all set for lunch today. I am going back to Physical therapy for my tendonitis today. The pain is so bad I am in tears at the end of the night. I am tired of the pain and PT did help alot when I went last year so back I go!!! I just want to walk normal and not with a limp. I am too young to be so gimpy. The things we take for granted like being able to walk without foot pain. If you have good feet, appreciate them! I pray that some day I wont have this pain but I know the inevitable is surgery but it scares me and you are off for at least 3 months and non weight bearing for most of that time. Uggh!!!

So that's pretty much it from this end. Nothing too exciting to tell. Hope you are all doing well. Miss you all and have been thinking of you often! :) Please keep in  touch! I will blog on Saturday when I have my weigh in day.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday Post... Weigh in day!

Hello Friends!

Thought I would throw a quick post in today to let you know how my week went. As many of you know, I have been following the Weight Watchers plan while watching my carbs & sugars like the BFC plan. Well, last week I was disappointed @ my weigh in because I had gained .2#. Well, it fueled my fire to mix it up so I tried the simply filling plan that WW also has to follow. (You can do points plus or simply Filling Technique). Basically, its eating whole unprocessed foods. Well I am happy to report that I have lost 3.2# this week for a total of 23.2# with WW and a total since last March now of 28.2#! I officially weigh exactly 190# and I am going to be in the 180s next week!!!I am so excited!! I also reached a WW milestone today of losing 10% of your body weight. In all the years I tried WW I have never reached my 5% OR my 10% goal. They give you a nice key chain and charms that you earn along the way.My leader Pam is just awesome and she is so supportive and kind! I feel blessed to have her and she lives & breathes the plan having kept her weight off for over 20 yrs now. I am so excited to be less than 2# away from having 25# off now!!! People have really been noticing, my clothes are getting very baggy, I am down a whole size is scrubs at work and I am starting to see the difference...its a GREAT feeling!!!!

My daughter left for a 5 day spring training trip in Florida with her school for softball. She was packing last night & wanted to know the weight of her suitcase. She wanted to get on MY scale with it!! I was like, NO WAY!!! It already had a crack in it and that could really break it. Well, hubby thinking he was so smart says "I'll do it". I gave him a look and guess what? He lost his footing and broke my scale!!! OMG, was I mad!!!! So at 8:45 pm last night, here I am running to bed bath & beyond to buy a new one. I actually think it is more accurate and I used my 20% off coupon and got it for $33.00. Not too bad.

So that's it for me today. Lots to do so I better get a move on! Hope you are all well. Sorry I have been MIA lately. Just been so busy with work, the kids & I am getting new ceramic tile laid this coming week so I need to do some cleaning and put some things in the basement. My job for tonite. Tomorrow, spending the day with my two sisters. :) We are going to Trader Joe's in Cleveland and then going out to lunch. It is gonna be alot of fun!!! I love my sisters!!!!

Have a great weekend & keep in touch & leave a comment to let me know how you are doing.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wed April 6, 2011

Hello friends!

Sorry I havent posted in a while. I just havent had much to say (believe it or not) & havent felt like being on the computer. I still am feeling very motivated even after my weigh in this past Sat where I gained .2# (4 ozs!!) I am on a mission this week to hit that dang 10% come hell or high water. I told my sister today that if I have to amputate something, Im gonna! (lol..Just kidding!) I looked in my WW book today and I have been in the 190s decade since JANUARY!!! I mean, come on Sherri!! Get with it!! I hadn't realized that I had been lingering this long in the 190s and I am bound and determined to get into those 180s!! Tired of dilly dallying!! In 2 months it is going ot be June and I want to look somewhat decent wearing my shorts & capris and all the cute tops I havent been able to wear in years. So I havent fallen off the wagon by any means.....just not in the mood to post lately.

I hope you are all doing great and I have been thinking about you!!!
Have a good week & please keep in touch!!