Thursday, October 30, 2008

It is officially 25!!!

So even though it is "that week" in my cycle, and my health is at about 95%, I got on the scale after the steam room yesterday, and I lost another 2 lbs last week/beginning of this week....bringing my grand total to 25 this week! I am officially a size 6..and hope to be a 4 by December. I would like to lose another 15, but will be really happy with my next 5 ; reaching my original weight watcher's lifetime goal. As for the workouts, they are fab. I started keeping track of my stats: calories burned, time on the treadmill, and have a chart. We started to do sprints , and I will explain them in my next post!

Tomorrow is Halloween, and I have my costume already to go, AND it looks like the weather in NYC may cooperate for once. If I am having a "skinny "day, I will take some photos so you can see my progress, though I am waiting for the big reveal in December, and will take some pinup shots/bikini shots then! Something to look forward to.

Also, starting tonight I will be resurrecting my shoe blog, which I have abandoned due to my gym obsession. I have bought a bunch of new shoes/boots for the Fall, and have some new pairs that I am saving up to buy as well..When it is ready, I will post a link to that here (probably tomorrow am ).

Until then, stay healthy...stay away from the Halloween candy, eat an apple instead. Off to make some oatmeal.. YUM YUM

a very satisfied,

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ah Monday, back to the gym!!!

Today it was back to the gym..and even though I am still not 100% health-wise, it certainly felt good to sweat. I moved my weights up for lunges etc.. to 10 lbers, instead of the 7 and 8s that I was relying on when I was sick. I hope to be up to 12's by November.

Also, when I went home to Beacon this weekend, I tried on my last 2 pairs of skinny jeans that I could not even fit one leg into a few months ago. My 28 Hudson Jeans fit!! I couldn't believe it, and proceeded to dance around the house in some tight, skinny jeans. Duncan said they looked great, and my confidence went sky rocketing up.

We went to Target (I had a gift card burning a hole in my wallet) presumably to check out the Anya Hindmarch bag collection..but instead I tried on a Teen's Medium red plaid dress and it fit! And looked cute. I bought a couple pairs of black tights, and am ready for some real shopping soon!!!

After all, it is my responsibility as an American to help the economy out by doing some damage to my

Until tomorrow,

PS I figured out how to make buttons and widgets..feel free to copy and paste or send to friends...thanks for your support!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Home in the Rain...

Ahhh it is nice to be home. Home sweet home. I haven't been in the house for almost 2 weeks because we had our carpet torn out, and hardwood floors put in. And, it looks gorge!

As for my health, I feel better. Still not 100% , but the congestion is much lighter than it has been, and I feel well enough to go to the gym, and do my workouts. I came home to attend the Zombie walk in Beacon, and it got rained out..and by rained out , I mean poured buckets out. It is just raining and raining up here!

Tomorrow I head back into the city with some winter clothes, boots, etc. and get to hang out with D, before he heads back up to Beacon for his day off.

Monday, it is back to the grind! This week, my goal is to workout at 100% everyday, and do at least 2 extra hours of cardio, if not three!

I want to lose at least 7 more lbs in November. And then the last 10 before January.

Not too bad of a goal I think. Now, let us see if I can do it!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I am aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive....

Phew...ok , now that I got that out. I have missed two days of workouts..ugh. And boy, do I feel blah about it.

Tomorrow I head back to the gym after I took 2 days off this week for much needed sicky bed rest, doctor's orders. Last night I got a full 8 hrs of sleep, and today I could smell, taste and hear for the first time in a week.

I have to go full force for the second half of this diet, and get to my first goal of 130 lbs. Then try for the second goal of 120. I will probably maintain at about 125-130 as long as I am toned..and my tummy gets as flat as it can be.

I tried on my Halloween costume yesterday, and bought the wig at Ricky's today, and it is really small ...tiny. I may or may not take photos in it depending how I feel that day.

Tomorrow should kick my butt in a good way, so I am gonna head into bed in a few for another full night of sleep.

Just wanted to let you know I live. And breathe. Even if I still have to take nasal spray to make that happen.

Have a good one. Stay healthy.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Trying to stick with it, and stay healthy.

I am still sick. Can you believe it. I am eating healthier than I ever have. I workout almost every day, and am in the best shape in years. And yet, I cannot beat this congestion. I took the antibiotics the doctor prescribed for the five days, and last night had the worst night of sleep, or lack of sleep in a long time. I tossed and turned, sat up, tried to read myself to sleep, and despite all the best efforts, and lots of nasal spray, could not find a comfy spot on the pillow to rest my head. Finally, sitting straight up with a pile of pillows supporting me, exhausted I gave in to sleep somewhere in the middle of the night. Ugh!

I called the doctor this morning , and am going back in tomorrow to see him again, hopefully he will give me something stronger to get rid of the congestion which makes sleep impossible. In the meantime, I am resting in between workouts, eating my diet food, and not really exerting myselft. But, I want to have fun too! Friday night, I have an Allure night of beauty planned at the Chanel and Mac counters, and then hopefully a fun night out on the town with some friends.

IF i feel better :(

We started to rev up the program this week. And, yesterday we were warned that if we wanted to cheat, we should do it now, and not next month, when we were going to have strict diet orders and harder workouts. We had a class on Sat am that taught us sprint intervals on the machines (which i loved)..and my time should be maximized when I am working out alone. I will give you a link to my spreadsheet or copy it to here so you can see what I am doing.

In the meantime, drink some OJ, take your vitamins, workout and stay healthy. And for landsakes, do not get what I have


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Almost Halfway through the program...

Hey all-
Time for a catch up! I am almost halfway through the program..and feel like I am having a bit of a setback. No, I am not cheating diet-wise...and I am still going to the exercise workout 6 days a week..but I made the mistake of getting a flu shot on Monday, and have felt like crap ever since. I am having trouble breathing, my nasal passages are stuffed up, and because of this- I cannot sleep well.

Yesterday and today, I felt like I did about an 80% exercise rate, rather than the usual 100% I put in, but hopefully I won't gain any of the weight back..and by Monday I will be myself again.

In the meantime, I am used to eating small portions 5 times a day..and even though I still get cravings for Pinkberry, and random bread items like bagels...I am not that hungry.

The exercise portion has been revved up , and we now have an anthem. When I have a bit more time, I will post examples of the workouts, and what order we go through them. I really like going to class, and I don't want to miss any just because I am sick.

Anywho..I will let you know when I feel better...stay well and stay healthy...


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Goodbye 140s...

Hello all:

How is my diet going ?? Great!! Aside from a few hunger pangs here or there, I feel great. Friday , I passed the 140s heading into the 130s and I do not intend to ever go back

The exercise is still hard, but in a good way. I love to sweat, and achy legs make me feel like I am working hard.

Last night Tuesday, I took a fabulous hour and a half yoga class that was in candlelight, and no talking. Mozart played for the class and we did our postitions and followed the teacher to the music. It was a beautiful experience , and made me feel grounded.

This weekend, I am heading up Mt Beacon with some friends from the Rev Abs group..and I cannot wait to hike in nature. I looove hiking, I just never seem to have enough time for it lately.

I will take photos at the top!

More later..Stay strong and stay healthy.