Weight loss tracker

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I haven't really had anything to talk about the last couple of days. Sorry for not popsting though. It keeps me in check. The scale has not moved. 144 and I'm good with that....for now. I have started adding a little more excercise back in, but not to much as my calorie intake is still low. I wonder if I just spiked the calories REALLY high for one day, what that would do to me.....not sure I'm ready to find that out yet. LOL That's really all I have today. Hopefully, tomorrow the scale will have budged again and I will be able to report some good news.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Oh you darn weekends. I used to love you! Ok, I still do. And I know everyone deserves the weekends, BUT NOT MY WILL POWER!!!! That thing has no right to take a couple days off! I stuck so well to everything this weekend....until Sunday. That's when the pizza and cookies appeared. I kept telling myself to only have 1 piece of pizza.....of course that was during my second piece.And only 1 cookie...ok 2. And NO pretzels..except they looked so good. But definitly stay away from the garlic butter dipping sauce.....or not. OH and then there was the soda. I NEVER DRINK SODA! EVER!! But it was so hot by the lake, and I didn't see the waterbottle in front of me...just 1 glass. Ok, so now its out there. Me, the advocate for the 17 Day Diet SUCKS AT CONTROLLING HERSELF!!!! Every Monday seems to be the same thing...I will do better this week. I will not give in! Well, here I go again. And this week its back to couch to 5k. Neighbors, this mean look out cause we are running this week!!! LOL

Friday, August 26, 2011

I'll show YOU!

ARGH. Why do I do that? I pump myself up just to let myself down. I was going to run last night....until I got home. Then, I ran alright, into a brick wall. Of course AFTER dinner hubby says, "I was gonna run with you tonight, how come you didn't go?" WHAT!!!! Oh its on now mister. I'll show you running....or jogging....or wogging...well whatever it is, I'll show YOU! LOL This ought to be interesting. My question today is this. Why do I have to push to lose weight, but he just says he's losing weight and does? It's not fair! I will be happy for him though because he had a few LBs to lose too. Still, not fair.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

soooooo good

Awake....at least I think I am. Last night was taken from me by that evil thing called GROCERY SHOPPING! So not fun. Tonight I start the couch to 5k again. I lost a pound. I had pizza....wait what? Where did the pizza thing come from. No I really did have pizza, and not cauliflower either! REAL Pizza and still down a pound! The trick, I'm not sure yet but I think it has to do with the fact that the stairs were involved yesterday and the pizza up-ped my calories. It does work and maybe pizza wasn't the BEST choice to up those calories but it was soooooo good. And it totally helped pump me up again. Today's lunch is what I call....oh heck there's no name for it. Its canned chicken with chopped onions, chopped celery, parm cheese, garlic powder and olive oil. Really wanted the salsa on it instead but forgot to buy it last night! POOP. Chin up, core in, shoulders straight.....walking on through the day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


What will it take? I have these last 10 pounds that I have been struggling with. I was starting to get discouraged again last night. In fact, so much so that I was actually in the cupboard telling my self to eat something bad. I figure that way I would have something to feel guilty about that made sense. Come on Bethie, you have lost 20 pounds so far! The last 10 shouldn't bug you so much. So, this morning when I woke up and started feeling sorry for the fact that I am stuck, I smacked myself on the head. And it HURT! Knock it off, stupid. You have done so good so far. That 10 pounds is going to be the hardest because your body is starting to build more muscle. Remember, you were the one who wanted to tone up too. I'm done feeling bad, and ready to kick that 10 pounds A**!! Look out family. I am kicking into workout mode, and it won't be pretty! Jillian is making a comeback, Couch to 5k is on the list, and heck maybe even that chair dance video that I HAD to have may get to come out......ok maybe not. The stairs are going to be walked, the weights are going to be used for something other than holding the bedroom door open. I am kicking my own butt and it starts..........TODAY! Stop it brain, today not tomorrow, not next week, TODAY! After grocery shopping.....TODAY!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Not too bad!

After a long weekend, the weight is......146! Can you believe that after a weekend away from a scale and anything healthy that I would only be up to 146! I am shocked! Probably has a lot to do with the millions of miles we walked or all the laughter. It was quite the trip. We had a lot of fun with a few downs. Hopefully nothing to scarring. I had more fun than not so I hope the same goes for the rest of the crew. Tired, very tired. I was going to restart the couch to 5k today but I think I will hold off until tomorrow. I still have 3 days of the week left at that point so I should be fine. I am even more motivated to shed the last 10 pounds than I was before. It's amazing what seeing other people will do to you. I could definitly tell those who worked for there bodies and those who didn't care. As much I want to be one that doesn't have to care or work for it, I am 32 and the odds are stacked against me. So now is the time to work those last pounds off and tone, tone, tone. Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Darn Cookies!

I have decided that cookies should not be allowed to be anywhere near me! Last night was the wrap up for hubby's horseshoes for the year. They had a lot of food. Thankfully I stayed away from most of it....except those really soft and delicious m&m cookies....I had 3! YES 3!!!! Ok, maybe 4. Why? Why? Why? I don't know! They were so inviting and they looked so lonely. And it was then that I realized I had forgotten my big girl pants at home and the little girl in me was VERY present. Today I HAVE to walk the stairs because I haven't done anything since Tuesday and I think its starting to show! LOL.

Tomorrow we leave for the BIG RACE! I am so excited but scared at the same time. I know how I get on weekends and then to add the race in! I keep thinking I should bring the scale and then I think I shouldn't. Its only 4 days. And if willpower tags along, I should be good! Right? Wish me luck anyway!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


So yesterday was night 2 of the couch to 5k. It felt great! I had to work at keeping my calories up though. I don't know what it is. I'm just not hungry through out the day. So I'm trying something different today. My lunch is pretty high in calories. We will see how that goes. I was down to 144.5 this morning, so that's good.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I Did It!

Last night I actually finally went out and did the first walk/run for the couch to 5k. I didn't die, I didn't fall and I didn't feel stupid either! I felt great! So hopefully I can fit in 2 more this week like it suggests. Not sure though. Wednesday is horseshoes, Friday we leave for the race, Thursday I'll be taking the kid and dog to their prospective places for the weekend. That leaves today. I'll atleast try to get it in again today.

No weight loss to report today (well .5 of a pound down). Although it bothers me, I know it shouldn't. I hate plateaus. Its my own fault I think. As hard as I try to stick to it, when the budget says no to some things you just can't eat them until the next paycheck. That is what this week has been like. I ran out of yogurt again, I am feasting on carrots only and to fill in for the gaps at dinner, I've been eating noodles....not horrible but not right for c1! Its ok though. I am adding more excercise now with the couch to 5k, so lets hope I see the scale move tomorrow.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Never a good time.

146. Yup, all I gained this weekend was .5! WOOT WOOT! That included a family reunion FULL of horrible choices! My thinking is the laughter made up for it! What a great time.

I hear a lot of people (myself included) saying that summer is a horrible time to try to lose weight. All of the events, and parties that happen. BUT if I think about it, there is NO good time for dieting. Ok here's why I say this. Thinkk of your favorite season. Why is it your favorite? Mine is spring. Spring means everything is coming back to life, it means the sun is out and the rain falls and the snow is mostly gone. Ok BUT spring is also when the first outdoor parties start up again. Its when Easter is, its when we gear up for summer. Lots of food. Ok so I'll go to fall then. Fall is my other favorite. EXCEPT, fall is when the leaves are falling, its starting to chill off. The bon fires pick up more and so do the smores.  Thanksgiving, Halloween. The big chunky stews and warm tea. The vegging in front of the fire. And then its winter. And we ALL stock up on comfort food in the winter. Stew, roasts, dumplings, etc.....Plus Christmas and New Years, Valentines day (which is bad for anyone-honey or no honey we are ALL eating the candy and taking ourselves out for dinner! Or drinking the alcohol to forget we are single.) So really its never a good time to start dieting. The season is just an excuse. Its never a good time if you look at it from that perspective. It is ALWAYS a good idea to start getting healthy. Any day that you finally find the will power to fight past the season and the next party, is the right time to diet. If you don't want to feel healthy, fine. But please don't use the excuse like I did for so many years....There is Never a good time to start dieting, because there is a good time to start...How about now?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oops I did it again.....

Ok, so down to 145.5 today. Almost back to where I was last weekend.  I can so do this. I gave into a bread temptation though last night. 6 inch Subway Sweet Onion Teriyake on 9 Grain Wheat. My thought was low fat. I should have said hold the bread. All it did was remind me how much I miss bread! It was so delicious that I just stared at my hubbys sandwich, wanting to take just one little bite of the bread. But I didn't. Other than that, I did pretty good yesterday. Had a good walk last night with a friend, while waiting for our stinky husbands to get done with horseshoes.

Today, it's back to the grind of the stairs and good foods. I have just over a week to prepare for the big NASCAR race and have a feeling I will meet another goal before then. I am happy.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Moving down the scale, back at 146. Getting there! Only a few more pounds to meet my weekly goal! YAY! I really have nothing for today. Just remember to walk with your chin up no matter what. You were made in a beautiful way and are loved for who you are, not what you want to be. Getting to the point of who you want to be takes the mistakes you make and love you receive from yourself. Good luck!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Superman Ice Cream

Scale moving down. This is good. 147. Getting there....again! White fish last night. Not sure if its legal on c1 but I figure, fish is fish. It was probably one of the best frozen fish I have ever had! I'm thinking I should recalculate my goal. Lets go with 7 pounds for the week. Which would put me at 141. Now wouldn't THAT look nice on the scale!

I was asked last night by my 6 year old if superman ice cream was on my diet. Boy do I wish it was! Quit waving it in front of me kid or it WILL be on my diet! LOL. He calmly took a step backward and walked backward out of the kitchen....waving his spoon at me. Got to love the things kids do. NOT! I wanted to chase him down and tackle him and take that bowl and clean it out. But I didn't. I controlled myself. I grabbed my yogurt and mixed some cocoa in it and enjoyed that instead. My son calls it my fake ice cream. But hey kid at least you got to keep yours! LOL

Monday, August 8, 2011

What the?

So my conquering 145 was overturned by stupidity this weekend. I am telling you, if my life was a comic book, the arch-enemy would be weekends. I hate them. No really I love them but I hate them. I went from 145 to 148 AGAIN! I HATE 148. 145 looked so much nicer. So back to square one this week. This weeks goal is to get to 142. 6 pounds. I think it is do-able. If I could do 5 in less than a week, then I can do 6 in a week.I know where the bad choices were and what I should have done, or should not have done. So, this week is back to the grind. I really didn't fall off the wagon this weekend except for the amount of bread I had. That's one of the hardest parts for me, the bread. I LOVE BREAD! I am a self proclaimed bread geek! Anyway. This week will be no bread and I should be good.

When I was younger this whole arguement with weight was not anything I had to deal with. Its very discouraging to be this way. I have come a long way though. I have to remember where I was when I started and where I am now.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


So I did it! That goal I was trying to hit for the week. I hit it! 145!!! YIPPEE!!! 10 to go! Hopefully, this weekend doesn't push me backwards. I am prepared. I have carrots and water and tea and turkey to help me. So wish me luck as I have no stairs to help me this weekend! I will conquer and maybe for once be able to count downward afterwards!!! LOL

Friday, August 5, 2011

Farm Market

146. I know its only a pound, but I finally broke through again. There is only one way this scale is moving from now on...and that is DOWN! I visited the farmers market yesterday and let me tell you, if you haven't been to a farm market before and you live anywhere near Lansing, MI, you should check this one out. I think they have 2 more this year. I'll try to find out and post it. It has been a LONG time since I had been to a real farm market, probably a good 20 years. I remember going with my frind Stephanie's family one time. I really thought it was cool then! This time though...WOW. That's all I have to say. There were so many vendors and the people watching (my fave) was phenominal. Of course fruits and veggies are a little more but you are helping the local farmers so who cares! There were veggies there that I had never heard of. I know, I have my own garden in my yard, but I needed veggies for the day and they just happened to have some yummy zuchinni and green beans. Saved my life! If you have a local farm market, give it a try. You might be surprised what you find there!

Any way. Like I said 146 and cruising. I wish there was a cruise button on this body. That would be great! LOL

Thursday, August 4, 2011


So at 147 again. So that means 2 pounds down on r3c1d3. Today is day 4. I must say, I am sooooo tired. But still, I love seeing the scale move down. Problem for today...NO VEGGIES LEFT IN THE HOUSE! Lucky for me, the annual Farmers Market on the Capitol lawn is today and that means fresh veggies are only 2 blocks away! YIPPEE!! Hopefully I can wait until 10 when they open to go get a snack. Its not going to be easy. Especially since the cafeteria is 5 floors below me with chocolate! I can do this. I have my mind set in the right place and my body is getting there!

What are some of your cravings and how do you fight them? I need ideas for this round. Plus everyone else reading this would love to have ideas too! So tell me. What are they and how do you combat them?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


HA! The scale is moving again....in the RIGHT direction this time! This morning I was down to 147.5. I was so glad to see that. The downer for the day, I was walking into work when I realized I forgot to put my belt on AND I wore my fat jeans. This ought to make for an interesting day.  My confession for yesterday....popcorn...before I left work. And then hubby let me cave into a Peppermint Patty at bedtime. I know, I know, stop scolding! They were soooo good though. Today's splurge....NOTHING! Today I will hit the stairs as usual and move this scale down. I have also decided (and hopefully my high school track coach doesn't read this) that I am going to start training for a 5k that is run at my sons school for charity. This takes place in October. I have printed out the plan from my friends blog for the Couch to 5K plan. Her blog is http://cglifestylechange.blogspot.com/. You should check it out. It seems like I might get somewhere with this! But I'm not going to call it training, I'm going to call it getting off my butt at home and trying to get in shape! That's what comes after you lose the weight.. I know, I always thought the tight abs showed up on their own too! Not so! LOL

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Day 2 of r3 of c1. So far so good. No weight change on day 1-that is normal though. I could feel the change again after yesterday. My body cleansing itself again. The hydrating of itself. The acne is starting to fade again....there wasn't much but after not having any for a few weeks, I was ready for it to leave again! Wondering what today will hold. I know the stairs will be used as usual. Yesterday was floor 4 to 7 to 1 to 5 to 4. Todays goal is 4 to 7 to 1 to 6 to 1 to 4. Let's see if it works out or not. Batteling a little headache today with the weather changes going on outside so hopefully that won't hinder my walk. I'm learning to look forward to those darn stairs now. I actually (and don't tell anyone this) kind of missed them this weekend!! I KNOW....WHO MISSES STAIRS! I DO! LOL. So again, onward, upward and downward. Let's see that scale TRY to stay still.....HA I am a loser baby...In the BEST sense of the word!

Monday, August 1, 2011


Today starts the cycle over. This weekend reekd total havoc on my diet. Luckily, I can say that I only gained 2 pounds. But still. TOTALLY NOT HAPPY! I did, however, wear a bikini this weekend!!!! First time since before having my son almost 7 years ago! So cool! And I had my first double take. Girls, you know what I'm talking about. You're walking down the street and the car drives by, and the dirver looks and then cranks his neck to look again. It doesn't matter how old he is, it still makes you feel good to see it happen again! Boosted my self esteem for the moment. Heck, even hubby was a little proud of that! LOL

Anyway, back to the reason for my post today (besides not posting all weekend). Today starts the beginning of cycle 1 again. And this time I mean business. Pullin thsoe belts on tight...boogity boogity boogity...lets get losing girl!I am just under 3 weeks until NASCAR, and I feel so good. I can't wait. What's even better is that I set so many goals so far, and blew right through them! I am focused and giving it my all again. So after I post this, I will change the weight on the tracker to reflect my weight today (which is hard bc that means it is going up) BUT now I know what I need to do. 4 pounds this week would be awesome, get me to 145. I will not feel bad if I don't hit it though. LOOK OUT BELOW 135 ....here I come!!!!!