It's not a Diet!

It's a Lifestyle Change!

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  • Name: Holley
  • City: Pensacola
  • Region: Florida
  • Country: United States

My Weight Loss

Height: 175.3cm
Start weight: 205.50lb
Current weight: 204.50lb
Goal weight: 165.00lb
Lost to date: 1.00lb
Remaining: 39.50lb

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Before After

Hubby is a CHEATER!!

So in my office people are always bringing treats and goodies.  I have refrained from eating any of these things which I'm very proud of myself for.  I have the world's worst sweet tooth and decided I would eat an Atkin's bar.  OK sorry if you like the peanut, caramel but I think it is horrible!!  :)  OK so don't do that again.

OK so on to hubby being a cheater.  Last night we are making dinner and my daughter hands him a Reeses PB cup. Totally busted on that one.  Then my daughter decided she wanted little corndogs for dinner instead of what we were having so I made her some.  She fed him a couple of those too!!!!!!  He is SOOO fired.  I'm usually the cheater of the dieters but he has me beat.  It's only day 3 for goodness sake!!!  OK rant off.  LOL

I am down 2.5 pounds this morning and DH is down 4.  Daughter has finally gained weight so we are celebrating that.  LOL

Cookies N Creme Cake

I am a junkfoodaholic!!!!  There is a HUGE cookies n creme cake sitting not even an arms length away.  I have refrained but it has been hard. PHEW!!

Eat to Live not Live to Eat

Here I go again!!  So I have finally gotten fed up with my fatty bum bum. I have been fed up but I have to do something. I want to be healthier for myself and for my family. I have also sucked my husband in with me.  For the past two nights I have prepared breakfast and lunch the night before. I am logging everything I eat. I am going to stick with this.  With hubby on board should make a bigger difference this time around.  I know I can do it I just have to stick with it.

Life Style Change

So I have been cheating myself and making a total fool of myself diet wise.  I have decided to come out of the closet and get serious about my lifestyle changes.  My short term goal is to lose 15 pounds by the time we leave for Disney on the 22nd of Aug.  I don't think this is unreasonable.  My long term goal is to do the McGuire's 5k in March of next year.  So today I start the C25K.  Start out slow and work my way up.  I am also back on my counting of points.  This is the most reasonable WL I can do without feeling like I'm on a diet.  So now I just have to get my fatty bum in gear and stick with it!!!!

Day 2 VLC Diet

The dieting mind game.  I normally refer to my diets as a lifestyle change but the HCG is a building block toward it and it is defiantly a diet.  I did my daily WI this morning and have lost 4 pounds.  Not too bad since TOM showed up this morning as well.  Hopefully tomorrow morning the scale will be below the 200 mark.  I hate when the triple digit starts with a 2!!  UGG!  The mind game part: Take a small bite, chew it very slowly and then swallow.  Get the full feeling and actually feel like you have eaten something.  I forgot my lettuce this morning but that's ok I'll have it for dinner.  I also use a small saucer instead of a dinner plate. The bad part is my daughter gets to eat all the good stuff.  LOL  So we are well on our way!  I want to buy skinny jeans for the winter and look hot when we go to Disney in Oct and on our cruise in Jan.  I would like to see 170-165!

First day VLC Diet

So today marks the first day of my VLC diet.  Have 44 days to go!  I have my alarm set on my cell phone so I don't forget to take my drops.  Take drops at 6am, 9am, noon, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm.
I have started out ok.  I did not have any diet soda this morning which I thought I would miss but have been ok.  I'm sure when TOM shows up in a couple of days I will be craving it but going to try and resist.  I have my jug of water and been sipping that and started my morning off with my green tea with Stivea.  Not too bad and I'm not a tea person at all.  I had my orange around 930. Got a little hungry about 30 minutes ago so brought out my chicken and tomatoes.  Hopefully this will hold me over till my afternoon apple.  I'm taking tiny bites of chicken and tiny bites of tomato to kind of make it last and make myself think I'm full.  LOL
It's amazing when you read back over past blogs and you see all the work you put into your weight loss and you totally blow it.  Hopefully this time around I can stick to it.  Nothing like the 4 year old asking why your tummy and butt jiggle when you are playing Wii.

Been over two years

So I got away from EP and am totally in shock as to how far I have let me self go.  I am sitting here weighing in at 204.8 pounds.  CAN YOU SAY HELLO FAT @$$!!!  Yep that's me.  I just read back through my old blogs and I am sorely disappointed in myself.  I can not even stand to look myself in the mirror right now.  I got down to about 193.0 from 209.8 a couple of months ago.  I decided to do the HCG diet.  I did well and was on my way to a skinnier me.  My mom had a heart attack and I missed three days of my drops and decided to go into phase 3.  Well then my husband returned from deployment and there was food again.  Needless to say I packed it back on.  So yesterday I started my drops again and this is day 2 of my load days.  Tomorrow starts my 500 calorie diet. I am sticking to this damn diet for the full 45 and I am NOT cheating!!!  So wish me luck!!!  So I am defiantly going to use my blog like I did before.

BL challenge officially over. Before/ after pictures.

Ok the challenge has offically ended after 12 weeks.  I'm not quiting though.

Start pictures:

Ending of the challenge:  Excuse the serious sunburn spent 7!! hours at the water park with AL yesterday:

Not to mention I'm really swollen from all the stupid steroids.  LOL

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!

I'm back w/ flab!!!

Well not too bad.  LOL  I miss all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have been away TOO LONG!

We had a wonderful holiday.  The cruise was fantastic.  Already planning next years and I will defiantly be in the 60s by then for sure!! I woke Thursday morning and stepped on the scale, 184.3!!!!!!  I dropped off AL to my parents and we all headed to New Orleans.  The weather got really crappy when we got there but the boat wasn't listing bad so that was good.  Took a while to get from NO to the Gulf of Mexico.  Thursday evening I hit the treadmill just because I felt like it.  LOL  Did not take the elevator took the stairs everywhere. (Well except formal night because I was wearing heels.  LOL)  Friday was a "Fun Day at Sea".  Went to breakfast then went to the gym and hit the treadmill.  Totally enjoyed the view from the gym.  If I had that view at home I would never get off the treadmill.  The 60 minutes flew by like nothing.  We took in a couple shows so that was nice as well.  We got to Cozumel Saturday.  Took the jeep to a spot, snorkled, then went to the national park, saw the light house, had authentic Mexican that was awesome and went back to town.  Bought some little odds and ends.  That night went to dinner and my eyes were a little swollen.  What do you know, snorkling mask contains latex, YIPEE!  Needless to say for the rest of the cruise I was swollen faced and looked like an Ogre.

Monday got home, called the Dr and got some steroids.  Got to love the effect they have on you.  Got back into Curves and have been working my tail off.  My WI on Saturday was the same as the Thursday before so I have dropped whatever I gained on the cruise.  (I think I gained about 5-7 pounds.)

My BL challenge is coming to a close this Saturday.  I will post my before and after pictures for you all.  I have for the first time in a very long time stuck something out and I'm very proud of myself for this. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  I will try not to be MIA as much.

185 and 18.5 inches!!!!

OMG I got measured yesterday at Curves. Are you ready!!!!

March 26th 2008
Bust: 43
Waist: 38
Abs: 46
Hips: 47.5
Thighs: 49 (this is both together)
Arms: 25 (this is both together)
Body fat: 35.30
BMI: 29.95

May 19 2008

Bust: 41
Waist: 32.50
Abs: 44
Hips: 45
Thighs: 44.5 (this is both together)
Arms: 23 (both together)
Body fat: 32.60
BMI: 29.19

That is for a total of 18.50 inches!!!!!!!  I got my tennis shoe!!!!  I am super excited.  I am going to workout while I'm on the cruise ship.  I worked too hard to get this weight off!!!!!  My WI this morning was 185.0 that puts me at my first goal weight.  I gained a little up from my 184.5 WI but that's ok too.  You know what, I feel great!!!!  I'm going to look great on this cruise and I am going to have a good time!!!!