Monday, April 25, 2011

Stay AWAY From Me, Chocolate Easter Eggs!!!

I lost NO weight this week. Truth is, I'd probably lost some before the weekend and I went off my diet for Easter.

I'm a little disappointed in myself for doing it, but it's given me drive to do better this week. 

How do YOU jump back on the bandwagon after falling off?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


So I got to thinking about James and Stephanies comments. I DO need to exercise more. The housecleaning is grueling, but I need to do something I enjoy.

My best friend has given me free reign of her pool. I'm going swimming today, which not only gives me exercise, but wears my kids out, which is a plus. I'm gonna take advantage of that one.

I'm also gonna try to take AB to the park during the day. I think that's a good start. Any exercise tips from you busy people who hate the gym?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weigh-In Day!!!

     136lbs (starting lbs to lose)
-     36lbs  (1st 6 weeks)
-       2lbs  (this week)
       98lbs  (left to lose)

Well I only lost 2lbs this week, but what I have to lose is in the double digits now and I don't know how to express just how grateful I am for that. It also made me feel wonderful this week that my supervisor that's been out for 6 weeks  with a surgery came back and was like "WOW!" when she saw me.

2lbs is 2lbs closer to my goal. I would like advice, though. I think I'm hitting a plateau. How do you guys get beyond them?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weigh In Day!!!

It's ALL downhill from here, folks! Thanks to ViSalus, and in spite of my cheat days, I've lost 4 more pounds this week.

     136lbs to lose (start weight)
-     32lbs             (first 5 weeks)
-       4lbs             (week 6)
       100lbs left!!!

I don't know if you have ever been as overweight as I was, but going from over 100lbs to lose to only having 100lbs to lose feels AMAZING!!! After my next pound, it's gonna be in the two-digit numbers. If you've never been THAT overweight, you can't possibly imagine how amazing that feels.

In six weeks, thanks to ViSalus, I have lost the equivalent to my two-and-a-half year old child. If you've ever walked around with a large toddler on your hip, you know how much weight that is.

I'm so excited. I can't wait to update my Body-By-Vi challenge page. I am halfway through my 90-day challenge.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Poor, Neglected Blog

To say this week has been busy and stressful would be a gross understatement. The only thing that's been easy has been ViSalus. I've followed my diet to a "T" this week, with the exception of Thursday. I went to Pensacola for work and treated my coworkers to lunch at a place that I traditionally go to when I visit there.

I've still lost, though. My weigh in is tomorrow when I wake up, and I'm excited. ViSalus has brought me so far. I walked in over at the Pensacola office more confident about my appearance and with more energy, thanks to ViSalus.

I thank God for this program and know it is only getting better. My progress is giving me a lot of motivation to continue.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

W(eigh) Better Than a Cheat Day

I have a couple big things coming up and I couldn't exactly go to them in saggy jeans. I talked to a friend at work last night and we decided to do some shopping. She's always dressed beautifully, so I was grateful she went with me to help me pick out clothes. I got two very nice outfits, which were 2 sizes down from what I was wearing when I walked in. I don't look like I want to yet, but I look better than I did.

We parted ways and went to separate shoe stores. I went in with the intention of buying one pair and came out with three, including something I haven't been able to wear for years because of my weight. Today, I bought heels. I can't wait to wear them.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weigh-in Day

So my cheat day showed, and I didn't meet my goal. I did lose 2lbs this week, leaving me with 104 left to lose. In 5 weeks, I've lose 32lbs. That's nothing to be disappointed about. I'm not gonna have cheat days very often though.

So much is happening here. Adam started his job today. A.B. went to a sitter for the first time that wasn't a family member. Adam and I are dropping pounds like hot potatoes. Things are looking up.

My natural instinct is to "celebrate". I did so by picking up some Lean Cuisines for work instead of gorging myself on Chinese or Mexican food. That's progress, and progress is wonderful.

Tonight, though a bit disappointed in my weigh in, I'm filled with gratitude. I am truly blessed.

Friday, April 1, 2011

How Did My Day Off Go?

Well, as promised, I stayed away from the fried stuff and ate steamed dumplings and stuffed mushrooms and sushi, however, I did eat a bit too much. I must also say that I believe my friend Sherry puts crack in her buffalo chicken cheese dip, cause I ate too much of that too. I ate about half of what I normally do, but it was still too much.

I learned something about myself in the process though. After not having overeaten in a month and feeling really good, I learned that I feel terrible when I do, and I won't be doing that again for a while. that's the beauty of Visalus. When I do it, I feel full without this yucky, sleepy, I ate wayyyy too much feeling. I feel good when I do it. Right now, I feel kinda crappy AND I have to go to work tonight and work a double tomorrow. Hopefully I can recover by then.

I am not upset that I did it, however. We celebrated. Adam got a new job today and I am SO proud of him. He starts Monday. Please keep us in your prayers as we begin yet another positive life transition. We both look better, feel better, and good things are happening.