Monday, June 29, 2009


I hate Mondays. Everything just feels like such a crisis on Mondays. Everyone is stressed out. Me, too. I had a bad weekend. We camped. I ate.

So I start all over again to lose the same 5 lbs. I gained and lost for the last 6 weeks. This is ridiculous. I know better. I have my eating plan and workouts mapped out, I am ready for the new week.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Thursday...

Picture of my son's unit in Afghanistan. Thank goodness, he is home now.

and I am doing pretty well! I have eaten more or less according to plan...and by that I mean...I may have skipped a couple of food items, but I ate all my meals, stuck to my calorie alottment, and didn't eat any junk or chocolate! I call that a minor victory! I'm happy with that.

I've done all my workouts so far this week. That makes me even more happy!
I'm a pretty happy camper right now! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Another Day, Another Pound!

I weighed in on Friday and I was down another pound. That makes 6. Woohoo!
I am plodding along, and trying to do things the right way. Sometimes, I make a mistake, but I just keep moving along. I know that with hard work the mistakes will be fewer and fewer...that just comes from practice. I don't beat myself up like I used to. I just recognize it for what it is. Then I move on. That's HUGE progress for me.

I have lost 2 inches off my bust and butt. I'm very happy about that! My pants are starting to be loose. Yay! Tops are still a bit snug. I'm like most women--Rather than buying a larger size (18) I just wore my 16's until they were ready to split! THAT's what got me off my duff and working out again.'s going to take some time before I get to the next size.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I keep sabotaging myself. Every Friday like clockwork, I buy a chocolate bar. I'm not talking one of the little flat ones, I'm talkin' the BIG HONKIN' one...the one that cost 2 bucks, and had about a thousand calories.

I have promised Kim that I would not do that anymore. My first weekend is coming up and today, I feel like I can do it. I need to hang on to this feeling thru the weekend.

What makes us do this? All I know is that I'm sick of it. Any progress I made during the week is gone by Saturday morning, and then I have to work all week just to get back to what I was! It's crazy. Who would do that to themselves?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

A new week...

My lumpy dumpy fat ass cat, Spike. Lord knows, I love him to death!

I am proud of myself this morning. I did my lower body circuit three times through this morning! I kicked butt!

My eating has been a bit off due to home shows and such--had a show on Saturday. No matter how prepared I am, I always bring too LITTLE water or not enough food. I felt very dehydrated on Saturday night and some on Sunday.

Kim gave me a new menu, which I REALLY like. I tend to overdo it on the "good" carbs: rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. The new menu limits them to a degree. I think I will show better progress.

I'm very excited. For the first time in a long time, I have all my ducks in a row...mind, fitness, nutrition. Woohoo! Watch out for Shari!

Friday, June 5, 2009


In the last 3.5 weeks I have lost 5 lbs. and just over 9 inches. I am really pleased with this progress. I am struggling continually with food, but I can tell that I am learning to make the right choices. My workouts are fabulous! Kim changed my routine. I am now doing an upper/lower body split. Today was upper body. Yesterday--lower body. My butt and quads are sore and my pecs too (from today's workout) I'm not lifting HUGE amounts of weight, but most exercises I am using 10-15 lb dumbbells. I have seen progress from Day 1 as to how much I can lift.

Here's a funny little story...I was sitting on the potty this morning, thinking about my measurements that I had just taken. I thought, " 1/4 inch a week makes 1 inch a month--that means that in 6 months my boobs will be 6 inches smaller!" Isn't it funny how 1/4 inch can become a really BIG deal? 1/4 inch over time can mean all the difference! This is a number than I CAN ACHIEVE...a goal I can reach. It excites me! Getting my boobs back in the 30's is like a dream come true! Most women want bigger boobs, but ain't all it's cracked up to be! I'd gladly trade what I have for a nice perky set of 34's! LOL!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Some Humor for the Day!