Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Something New

I realized the other day, that one of the biggest reasons I haven't been blogging is that I have 3 blogs and I never know which want to update.  So with the help of my techie hubby, I have moved everything over here.  This is my new site and I *hope* I can update it better than my other blogs in the past year.

Let me know what you think!  I hope that the site translates well into and rss feeds or google reader. 

The is the full address if you want it.  www.melynda.info

Friday, May 18, 2012

I miss blogging

I can't believe my last post was January!   I guess it shows how crazy my life has been.  

With summer approaching life is slowing down and giving me time to think and get back to the things I enjoy.

I have also started to think more about living my days more deliberately instead of just letting them happen.

So I hope to start blogging more.... So if I still have readers I hope I can write something worth reading.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rough Week

This was a really rough week.  I do not know how I am down but I am!  I am in the 170s!!!  Today my weigh in was 178.

I was only 90% good on the diet this week.  I cheated.....and I did not exercise. 

Last week I wanted to exercise lots and even not have a cheat day.  Well, I am throwing that out the window.  It helps because my weight is really good and really a cheat day is part of the diet, I don't have to deny myself. 

I do want to keep trying to fit in exercise but this week was really rough and I had to just let it go.  I will put it on the list for the next.

I am also so excited that I am 3 lbs from my goal and I have 2 weeks to acheive it!!!  I am going to get there!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Trying Again

I am going to try and incorporate exercising again.  I think it is really important for so many reasons; health, and long term weight management to name a few.  I also love seeing my friends post about the bodyrock site that I have mentioned before.  Thing that is so appealing is that it is quick, most work outs are under 20 minutes.  I would be lying if I couldn't fit in 20 minutes. 

It is not easy to fit in and that is not a lie but on paper my excuses are full of holes and I know it.  I just need to try and I need to keep thinking about it. 

I am going to make a few goals for the next two weeks.  I want to exercise at least 3 times a week and I want to be very strict diet wise.  I know this seems like it is not enough but last time (which was like two weeks ago) I totally ran out of steam after two days so I am going to start small and build up to it.  And just keep on improving.  I am also going to think of a reward for my hard work. And I will probably make a chart...I love charts.  I made one for my marathon a couple years ago and I loved it.

Strangely enough I can not think of something that I really want....so if you have any ideas let me know.

Free Day!

Friday was my birthday but I chose to have my free day today. I thought it would be hard but I really didn't want a 3 day binge just because it was my birthday.  My goal for today is to not eat to crazily.

I am pleased with how I did last week.  I do need to cut out the wings.  Wings have been my cheat that was kind of legal.  I am not going to have wings until at least February 11.  That is the big fundraising night that I am helping plan for the girl's preschool and I am planning on wearing a great dress and my goal is to be down 30 lbs.

Today my weigh in was 181.1, I am 0.6 lbs away from 25 lbs total loss.  I am thrilled!

My friends and I went to the mall on Friday and we were looking at stores and I realized that I am afraid of a lot of clothing stores.  I don't branch out and even thinking about going in and trying clothes on terrify me.  I remember trying clothes on and not finding anything.  I don't want to have that happen after losing 25lbs.  I also have made a firm commitment to not buy anything that is XL.  I am done with that size....well not the stuff in my closet because I am also going and buying a new outfit.

So I have 3 weeks to lose 6 lbs.  I think I can totally do it.  I am also thinking of not having a cheat/free day next week.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


My dental surgery went really well.  Very little pain, which I was really surprised about.  The sedatives didn't work like they do on other people but I was relaxed, so at least they worked.

My weigh in from not having any solid foods was excellent!  I am 182 lbs! 

Yesterdays was a good free day too because I couldn't eat too much and I had to eat really slowly.

My goal for this week is to eat legumes at least twice.  I am hoping to starting seeing the 170's soon....so close!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Going strong

Christmas and New Year's threw my weight loss out the window and then I plateaued.  Last week I chose not to have a free day and eat very strictly that went really well but I just wasn't losing and it was frustrating me.  I decided to be pro-active and research the diet and see if I could figure out where I went wrong.

I am doing a high protein-low carb diet, it is modelled after Tim's Ferriss' Slow Carb Diet from The Four Hour Body.  It is a great book with tons of neat information.  It has been going really well for me.  I wasn't going hard core because what I was doing was working and I knew that at some point I would need to become stricter.

That point was after New Year's but stricter wasn't working....so what I found is I wasn't getting enough protein in the morning.  I was having two eggs which is about 12g of protein and according to the diet, you should have 30g and within a half an hour of waking.

I started this on Wednesday and that weight has finally started to come off!  Thank goodness!  My goal is to be down 30lbs total by February 11. 

Tomorrow is my official weigh in and I will post how I did.  Today I can't eat much because I am going for dental surgery.  I am terrified!  I am not sure when I will be able to eat again....I also can't drink anything before the appointment.  So today will either help me tremendously or hurt me.  Wish me luck!