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6 weeks in

Well it's 6 weeks in and this is where I usually fall off the wagon train.  But this time, I'm strapped in and hanging on.

The last two weeks have been slow going.  down .4 and then .8.  I'd love to see some whole numbers.  But I know its all me and the choices I was making.  Trying to get on board completely this week.  Overall, I'm down a solid 8#s since getting on program.  Wish it was more, but at least I am loosing so I will keep my chin up.

I'm not looking for perfection,…

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Added by LindaB on April 21, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

6 weeks in

Well it's 6 weeks in and this is where I usually fall off the wagon train.  But this time, I'm strapped in and hanging on.

The last two weeks have been slow going.  down .4 and then .8.  I'd love to see some whole numbers.  But I know its all me and the choices I was making.  Trying to get on board completely this week.  Overall, I'm down a solid 8#s since getting on program.  Wish it was more, but at least I am loosing so I will keep my chin up.

I'm not looking for perfection,…

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Added by LindaB on April 21, 2017 at 9:07am — 2 Comments

Travel Week

I've been hustling to get back in a grove.  On the 31st, I had a training out of town, immediately followed by a conference in D.C. where my Director and I left on Saturday and came home Tuesday night.

I tried to set myself up for success by packing proportioned snacks and bringing fruit with me to nibble on.  I drank lots of water too .... and we walked A L O T.

However, for the most part, food options were not in my control so I had to be intentional in my eating.

I…

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Added by LindaB on April 8, 2017 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

Weigh In #2

1.8 down for my second WW weigh in.

I had to go two days early because of work.  So I went to another location near my house.  I thought it'd be awkward 1) without my friend who I started this journey out with 2) with a group I didn't know .... but ya know what?  It wasn't bad.  I even stayed for the meeting.  Surprised myself.

Observations - I've become very intentional about what I am doing with my meal planning and what I consume.  I may not be doing weekly planning, but I…

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Added by LindaB on March 28, 2017 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

First Week in the WW Books

4# loss at weigh in last night.  BAM!

Had fun learning the program and finding my way.  The WW app also added to the fun of the week.  Lots of support there.  Anyone else on WW - look me up on Connect - bryantlab

I had some a-ha moments this week.  The first came on Wednesday when we had a meeting with lunch provided by my boss.  At first I cringed and had to leave the room so that I could look up the points value of the Chick-Fil-A sandwich that they gave me.  I decided to cut…

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Added by LindaB on March 21, 2017 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Remember Me?

WOW - its been a while for sure.  July 9, 2016 to be exact.  Its been quite the ride.

Let me start by saying, dang I've missed you guys.  So I joined Weight Watchers last Monday.  Yup.  After a million years (not really) of trying it on my own, I came to the realization that I need to spend the money for the accountability.  Don't get me wrong.  I have learned a lot on my own and I have made a lot of changes in how I approach food.  I just haven't been making progress # wise.  Healthy…

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Added by LindaB on March 18, 2017 at 12:53pm — 6 Comments

& We have Movement!

Week two of the new job under the belt and it has confirmed my first impressions and that is "I have made the best decision!!"

I have gotten in some exercised between the incredible thunder storms with some runs, walks and today a Zumba class.  Yeah, a Zumba class.  I was pretty spastic, but I did sweat.  A friend of mine teaches some PiYo classes at this open gym along with a Buns class.  Its $5 a session.  The great thing is its on the way home from work now that I'm going in a…

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Added by LindaB on July 9, 2016 at 11:05am — 3 Comments

Half Way Through 2016 (Its 2016!!!)

WOW ladies, for real we are half way through the year already.  Hardly seems possible, right?  But here we are July 1 and about to embark on the second half of the year.  I just looked at my post from Jan 2nd and reviewed my 2016 goals.  I started out slow but I want to finish strong.  I've already made a huge life change and I believe that alone will help me achieve or at least make progress in the other areas.  Just the reduction of stress alone this week has been huge.

I finished…

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Added by LindaB on July 1, 2016 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

First 3 Days

My first 3 days at the new job have been wonderful.  I feel welcomed, appreciated and included into the team dynamic.

I have packed my lunches all week and stayed on track.  The only exception is that we are on summer hours which means 4x10 and Friday's off.  Getting into the swing has made exercise almost impossible.  I should get that worked out by the weekend and next week will be good.  I usually takes a week for the body to adjust; always does.

Scale results for the week…

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Added by LindaB on June 29, 2016 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

The Story of the Optional Uniform

I've had a great week ladies and I can say that I am ready to start the new chapter of my story tomorrow morning.

I purged the closet of "optional" uniforms this week! Probably the most satisfying task thus far. I think it felt so good, because it was one of the most humiliating thing .... among many that my former boss did to me during my tenure.

Note: When I say humiliating - I don't mean that wearing a lunch lady uniform is humiliating -- I wore it proudly. It was the way in…

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Added by LindaB on June 26, 2016 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

One Day...

Just sitting outside on this cool morning with my coffee thinking ... One Day, I'll wake up and be at the end of this journey.  One Day, I'll wake up and not have to be concerned with my weight and needing to loose.  But that just doesn't happen.  We don't wake up and all of a sudden we are thin again.  It is something we need to put our minds to and put the work in.  Sucks right?

I just want to be there already.  But the truth is, I could have been there so many times already; if I'd…

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Added by LindaB on June 25, 2016 at 8:37am — 8 Comments

Self-Care Days .... 4 & 5

Day 4 of self-care week ....

Youngest son and I went and donated 14 boxes of books to our summer feed program here locally.  Yes, for the the district that I am leaving.  We have 4 buses and 6 trucks that go out into the community and feed children all summer long - breakfast and lunch.  We put the books on the vehicles and allow the kids to take what they want and encourage reading.

Afterwards we went to game stop and picked up a Wii game called Just Dance and…

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Added by LindaB on June 24, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Self-Care Week...making progress

On Day 1 of Self-Care week - I did a little clothes shopping .... since scrubs aren't a required part of my dress code starting next week and all I have are running gear and scrubs, I needed a little closet makeover for sure.  I'm going to say its a little unnerving to go shopping for clothes when a) you are 5' tall;  b) overweight and c) you haven't had to have an actual wardrobe in your closet in 6 years.  I have managed…

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Added by LindaB on June 22, 2016 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Let's Try this Again .....

Ok Ladies - Here I am - back in the saddle.  As I mentioned the other day, I got a new job.  I am so excited!  Its not that I hated my old one - I actually love what I do.  Its the people and lack of support that was stressful.  (Actually - I loved my field people, it was really just my boss)  I just want to be somewhere where I can make an impact, be productive and be appreciated.  My boss was far from any of that.  In fact, I think I was the red-headed step-child of our department.  She…

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Added by LindaB on June 20, 2016 at 9:58am — 4 Comments

Not Quite Back Yet...

So, I'm not quite back yet, but I did have some exciting news to share.

You know that stressful job I have ... well, my last day is this coming Wednesday.  I am so excited - I can not wait until this heavy weight is removed from my chest.  I feel like its caving in on me .... just gotta hang on.

Maybe once I get back to a normal ... well as normal as normal can be ---- I can focus once again on me and make being healthy instead of being stressed out and miserable because of a…

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Added by LindaB on June 11, 2016 at 9:27am — 2 Comments

No Words

Well the last of the MIAs to check in.

I really haven't had any words that I felt were inspiring or would add value - so I've been laying low.    I've just been trolling by and commenting here and there.  I don't want to be the Debbie Downer for y'all while I've been playing with the same 5#s up and down.

Added by LindaB on May 16, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Back in the Swing

I am please to say that after a fairly emotional and hectic week last week, that I have pulled myself together and I'm back in a good routine.  Between loosing my sweet dog and also being involved in an audit from the state at work - I was emotionally spent.  So glad its a new week.

Food wise, I've done really well - I know its just Wednesday --- but I feel good about my choices and my intake to what is burned.

Sunday afternoon, I got my first run in - in two weeks.  I was able…

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Added by LindaB on April 27, 2016 at 8:01pm — 3 Comments

Got By

Got by last night without a gain from my abandon ship night.

Thanks for all the love ladies.  We are better today.  Sad yes ... but I don't think there are any tears left in my head.

Added by LindaB on April 20, 2016 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Abandon'd Ship

Well, its been a sucky day my friends.  Today we said goodbye to one of our pets.  He's not just a pet, we was a total member of our family.  Yes, I'm a crazy animal lover.  He was our first Chihuahua.  I've always had large dogs; but he stole our hearts from the word go and now we own three (well, two now - plus a big dog and a cat who adopted us back in September).  This guy, this guy - He was special and I've never owned another dog like him and I doubt I ever will.  I've never been so…

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Added by LindaB on April 19, 2016 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

No BInge Week

This week wasn't as focused as last week but at least I didn't binge.  I haven't weigh this morning, but I think I managed to maintain --- it was a busy busy week. #2 son had three tennis matches this week that kept us on the road - so no time to cook and no time to get a run or a walk in.  I did go on two 3 mile walks with my friend, but didn't get to run.

Last Sunday of course, was wine tasting day with my oldest child and some of his college mates.  Turns out the boys backed out…

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Added by LindaB on April 17, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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