Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monthly Weigh in November 2012

I decided to only weigh in and do measurements once a month.  Today is the day.  I was a little nervous to see the results because although I feel great I haven't noticed a huge difference.  and remember.. I'm over 40 so this is going to take a little longer than when I was younger... Let me just say I was pleasantly surprised.  WAHOO!  

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 186lbs
Clothing size: 18 womens
arms: 12 3/4 inches
chest: 44 3/4inches
waist:  38 1/2 inches
hips: 47 inches
thighs: 26 1/2 inches (single) 46 inches combined
calves: 14 1/2 inches

Results: Down 7 pounds  Loss of 7 3/4 inches

Monday, November 12, 2012


While being in a swimsuit isn't my favorite thing in the world and sorry to say.. probably isn't for my fellow swimmers.. I have to say I love getting it on every morning and hitting the pool.  About a month ago I decided I needed something that would get me prepared for Sarah and help me ease into exercising without torturing my body in the process.  As I squeeze my fat self into a suit I am reminded why I am there every morning. (Its not pretty)  But then I find a spot with the old men walking the middle lanes and I get into my groove.  I'm a super slow swimmer, switching from my front to my back every third lap.  I'm there every morning at 5:30am.  Its only a mile from my house so I'm done swimming, showered and home before my kids get up for school.  At first it was for the workout, something to get me started that wasn't too hard on my body.  Now it has grown into something relaxing.  Something to look forward to.  It calms me.  prepares me for my day.  It gives me time to think and relax.  It sets my mind for the day on eating healthy, taking care of myself and getting things accomplished. 

Today as I was swimming I thought about my parents and how grateful I am that they sacrificed to give me swim lessons. My mom drove all of us kids up to Green Canyon (a 35 minute drive) for weeks during the summer so we could take lessons.  My mom never learned to swim and It was important to her that we had lessons.  I can't imagine the cost of the lessons for all of us kids and gas to drive us, not to mention the time and patience it took to get us there.  Thanks mom and dad.

Friday, November 9, 2012


After a grueling day at school and a not so fun Chemistry exam... This was the workout that Sarah sent me. 

Start timing.
1 mile run
50 air squats
40 situps
30 pushups
100 jump ropes
50 air squats
40 situps
30 pushups

My time was 47 minutes 12 seconds.  Yes I know, and this was only half of the workout!  Well at least I'm doing it.  And barely at that.. but I did it.  I am so ready for bed. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Today's workout

25 situps

Start timing

.50 mile sprint
rest 3 minutes
.50 mile sprint
rest 2 minutes
.25 mile sprint
rest 1 minute
.25 mile sprint

My Time 29:42 minutes

quick note... This is only half of the workout because I am a beginner.  I am not a good runner.. I actually had to walk quickly during the second .50 mile.  But I kept going and I did it! 

Biggest Loser Oatmeal pancakes

I posted these on my regular food blog but thought I'd keep track of and share some of the Healthy recipes on here as well.  These are really yummy and quite filling.  I found these online here.

Biggest Loser Oatmeal Pancakes

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese ( I used low fat)
  • 1 tsp. sugar or honey ( I use Stevia)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Throw it all into a blender, blend and pour onto a hot griddle or cast iron pan.  Wait for the bubbles to appear and flip.   I divide this into 4 pancakes.  This breaks down to about 80 calories per pancake.  (Watch what you put on these as topping considering this is where a lot of calories come from.)

Total calories per recipe- 315


I'll try to start putting my workouts on here.. if only for myself to keep track of how far I've come.  Up until now I really didn't even believe I could do most of this stuff.  Like run a 1/2 mile.  A little pathetic I realize but I'm being honest here.  The rest of the honesty... I'm so sore that I can hardly sit down to go to the bathroom.  Some of the time it almost feels like I'd rather just pee my pants.  I guess that means I'm actually doing something.  Last night Sarah couldn't work out with me so she texted me the workout. 

1/2 mile run
20 Burpees (they're hell)
20 sit ups
20 squats

Then do it all again.  Time it all and write down your time.  My time was 36.15 minutes.  I had to walk part of the second 1/2 mile and try not to pass out as I attempted to do the burpees the second time.  I even had to count to 10 inbetween. 
After my workout I texted Sarah this message.. "I hate you Sarah Roundy"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Workout with Sarah #1

I decided to post this in a separate post since today marks the first day to work out with Sarah.  I think my legs are going to fall off my body.  Seriously. 

So, her plan is simple. 

1.  Forget and give up the past. 
2.  No excuses
3.  Make a commitment. 

She doesn't care if I'm slow and isn't going to babysit me.  If I don't do something in the workout its my loss.  I am the one who will lose out on the benefit.  If I don't work my hardest then I am the one that misses out on the reward, not her.  This is for me.  It is a choice.  It is MY choice.  I have chosen to take control of my eating habits and now I am making the choice to take it to the next level and exercise. 

Today our workout was called Fitzoner.  I did half of the workout and modified it with situps instead of chin ups.  I did 1/2 mile, 25 sit ups, 40 push ups and 75 Squats in 16.52 minutes. 

Weekend in Boise

This past weekend I went to Boise, Idaho to visit my bestie.  Its about a 4 hour drive so I don't get over there very often but when I do I could stay forever.  We have been friends since I was 10.  Her brother married my sister and we've been friends ever since.  Over the years we know each other so well that we don't get offended or mad at each other and we are nothing but honest with each other.  So when we talk about our weight we don't mince words.  We know we're both pretty chubby.  We don't butter each other up or try to be polite.  We let each other know that we both need quite a bit of motivation and a lot of work.  Going over there this weekend was great.  We hung out and played and laughed till our guts hurt.  We also hosted her annual Fall Holiday Party.  I'm actually quite a good cook and have worked in a Bakery so I acted as her caterer and cooked for a day and a half.  Twix Brownies, Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins,  Caramelized nuts, Sausage Balls, Homemade Butter Rolls, Taquitos...  Do you see where I am going with this??  Yeah, It was fantastic and the food was wonderful!!  Too bad I didn't eat any...  yeah seriously.. Can you even believe it?  I was a good girl.  I bought veggies for a Veggie tray and found a recipe on pintrest for baked Southwest Egg Rolls and Avacado Ranch Dip made with greek yogurt.  They were healthy and delicious!  I promise to share the recipe on here really soon. Did I feel left out?  not really?  did I feel cheated?  Nope  Did I feel so grateful when I got up and went swimming this morning at 5am that I had been so good this weekend?  big Fat YES.  Its all in the attitude.  I found something that I could have.. enjoyed the company and didn't fret about the things I didn't WANT to have.  Its my choice. Could I have cheated or had them if I really wanted to?  sure.  No one was babysitting me but I had made a commitment to myself and I stuck to it.  and Yes  I am proud of myself.  Thank You. Thank You.  I'll be here all night...

p.s  If you're wondering how I did with all the Halloween candy.. Not one.  I even went and handed out all the delicious chocolate candy bars and tasty confections at 2 trunk or treats...  and  NOT.  ONE.  PIECE.  (my choice remember?)