Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Power of One Challenge - Weekly Weigh In

 I can't believe another week has gone by.  I didn't do any workouts this week, but I joined Weight Watchers online and so far so good.  Doing what I'm suppose to be doing that is.  Recording all my food intake, which was one of my goals.  Wondering how I did...well let us see...

The good news is I lost, the bad news not as much as would have liked.  But, this is why I NEED to do my workouts.  Honestly, I really HATE doing my workouts.  I dread doing them, while I'm doing it, all I can think about is how much longer it'll be before I'm done.  Though after I'm done, I'm very happy and proud of myself.  

This week I lost 0.2 pounds.

Week 1:  211.6
Week 2:  208.8
Week 3:  210.6
Week 4:  210.4

Total Weight Loss:  1.2 Pounds


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monday Project #2

The Monday Project

The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans had a little tough project for us to day this week.  I brainstormed, used diagrams, notes, calendars everything I can think of to figure out my small goals that'll help me achieve my big goals.  What was my big goal?  To lose 60 pounds by the end of this year!

So, here it goes...

First I have to make the commitment so this week I joined Weight Watchers Online.  Kind of playing around with it for the past two days but will be taking it more seriously by the next week.

I didn't have any day planners so I just printed out some free printable calendars online and started writing and planning.

Goal #1:  Finish writing my small goals for Monday Project #2  (finish by January 14, 2011)

Goal #2:  Start planing menus and write out a grocery list on by each Saturday for grocery shopping (1st one will need to be finished by January 15, 2011)

Goal #3:  Start a "My Weight Loss Journey" Scrapbook - This will be done every Sunday (start January 16, 2011)

Goal #4:  Write down EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth - This will be recorded on my Online Weight Watcher Points Tracker (starts January 16, 2011)

Goal #5:  For the remaining month of January, Workout at least 2 times per week & blog about it (starts the week of January 16, 2011)

Goal #6:  Weigh In!  No matter what the weight is, I will be weighing in on Wednesdays and share it with my blog friends (already started)

Goal #7:  For the month of January I will be drinking AT LEAST 16oz of water per day (starts January 14, 2011)

Goal #8:  Lose a total of 5 pounds by the end of January

Goal #9:  For the month of February, exercise at least 3 times per week (starts February 1, 2011)

Goal #10:  For the month of February drink at least 32oz of water per day (starts February 1, 2011)

Goal #11:  Lose a total of 10 pounds by the end of February

Goal #12:  For the month of March, exercise at least 4 times per week (starts March 1, 2011)

Goal #13:  For the month of March, drink at least 64oz of water per day (starts March 1, 2011)

Goal #14:  Lose a total of 15 pounds by the end of March

Goal #15:  For the month of April Exercise at least 5 times per week (starts April 1, 2011)

Goal #16:  Lose a total of 20 pounds by the end of April

Goal #17:  Lose a total of 25 pounds by the end of May

Goal #18:  Lose a total of 30 pounds by the end of June

Goal #19:  Lose a total of 35 pounds by the end of July

Goal #20:  Lose a total of 40 pounds by the end of August

Goal #21:  Lose a total of 45 pounds by the end of September

Goal #23:  Lose a total of 50 pounds by the end of October

Goal #24:  Lose a total of 55 pounds by the end of November

Goal #25:  Lose a total of 60 pounds by the end of December

Goal #26:  Finish my scrapbook!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Power of One Challenge - Weekly Weigh In

Here it is, the begining of Week 3, my start of the week weigh in.  No good, as I knew it was going to be.  But like I said earlier this week, I'm not going to be down about it.  I'm still proud of myself for working out yesterday and Monday.  Today is a rest day, so no workout (unless I feel the urge to...ha ha).  

I didn't take a picture of the scales, mainly because it is really hard to take a picture without the scale picking up my camera weight, and my camera weighs at least a pound, so I did the second best.  I used my graphic program to create the scale and my weight.  So here it is:

Yes, I gained.  I gained 1.8 pounds, BUT I'm still 1.0 pounds down from my first weigh in.  This week is a new week, so hopefully next weeks weigh in will be less!

Week 1:  211.6
Week 2:  208.8
Week 3:  210.6

Total Weight Loss:  1.0 Pound


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Power of One Challenge - Week 2 Day 14

Can you believe it, it's been 14 days since I started the Power of One Challenge.  Sadly I know my weigh in tomorrow is not going to be that great, I think I've gained.  But no worries.  I focusing on the now and I just got done another intense workout on my EA Sport Active.  I workout for 21 minutes & 28 seconds.  My calorie burn target was 141.8 calories but I ended up burning 155.1 calories, yay!  I also completed all 18 workouts.  I was so sore this morning and I wasn't sure that I could do today's workout, but "told" myself to "Do It!"  I tend to listen to myself better than to anyone else.

I've been brain storming on my Power Of One January Project #2, hope to have it finish by Friday.  Short post today, got some things to do.


Monday, January 10, 2011

My First Workout...How Did It Go?

OMG!  That's all I can say right now.  I just completed a intense workout.  Well, actually, it was an "easy" workout according to my EA Sports Active setting, but it was very intense for me.  I did 16 out of 16 workouts in 18 minutes and 49 seconds and burned 121.6 calories.  My target was 121 calories, so I hit right on!

But, oh my poor legs, they are so sore.  I love working out on the EA Sports Active, and I feel so proud after I get done.  When we first got our Wii, we bought the Wii Fit.  Sadly after 30 minutes of working out on that, I felt nothing and there was no sweat.  Some difference with the EA Sports Active, my body feels like it has been run over by a car and sweat is poring off of me.  I also have to grab a bottle of water because I'm so thirsty!

So I'm patting myself on my back and I'm not looking back at this weekend.  Going forward, that's all that matters.  There is a new minute every 60 seconds and that's what I'm going to concentrating on.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bad, Bad, BAD Weekend!

Excuse me as I take a moment to scream...


I feel a little better now.  I have been so bad this weekend.  After a great loss this week, I rewarded myself with food.  Now I feel so bloated, sad and disappointed in myself.  Why did I allow myself do this?  I know why, I felt good that I lost a few pounds, but am so scared to weigh in again, because I may gain an pound back.  So if I'm going to gain a pound, I'd mind as well enjoy the food that goes in me.  I am so scared of weigh in days.  I have it drilled in my head that I have to lose, and I'm so afraid of failing myself.  I've done it so many times before, that I throw in the towel and don't care anymore.  I've only gave it a week, only a week.  Come on Angie, get you $hi% together.  I won't be able to fulfill my goals if I don't get it together.  Why, do I do this to myself.  

I'm writing this at 9 o'clock at night.  Getting ready to head to bed, and know that tomorrow is a new day, and that I really need to love myself if I really want to change me.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Food Journal - January 7, 2011


Power of One Challenge - Week 2 Day 10

Ten days in and 2.8 pounds down, not to bad.  Though I wanted to share something today that I didn't know.  I'm sure some of you already know this, but I'll share it anyway.  Did you know that 3500 calories equals 1 pound of fat.  Interesting isn't it.  So to lose 1 pound of fat per week, I need to make sure i eat 3500 calories less per week.  Don't sound to hard, does it?  I've been counting points, but, I think I'm going to try counting calories and see if I can cut 3500 calories out of my diet.  I also found out how to figure out how much we eat in calories per day.  To figure it out, it's your weight times ten.  So my daily calories I eat are 2008 calories per day.  So to lose 3500 calories (1 pounds) per week, I need to eat 500 calories less per day.  But since, I only have 5 more days before my next weigh in, I'm going to have to eat 700 calories less per day, which my calorie intake will be 1308 per day.  Oh boy that may not be easy, but we'll see how I do.  Plus if I exercise (IF is the key word), I can add calories to my diet.  Not sure all the stats on that, but I'm sure I can find the answer somewhere on the web.

I also need to come up with a routine list.  My daily routine is so NOT set as a routine.  I'll be sharing my routine & time management list on my sidebar as soon as I have it put together, hopefully by the end of the day (fingers crossed).

Here it's 9 o'clock (EST), and I have not showered yet.  So, I'm going to finish this post, and finish drinking my coffee, then off to shower, fix my hair and make up.  Then work on my list.


Aloha Friday - January 7, 2011

aloha banner

Aloha Friday was created by Kailani over at An Island Life.  Head on over to her blog, and answer he question of the week, then link up with a random question you may want to ask on your blog.  Hop along to other bloggers and answer random questions.  It's fun to play!

This weeks question:

First I wanted to thank all those of you who answered last weeks question and how some of you really help boost my self esteem.  So the answer for last week, my age is 34 years old.

As you can see, I'm designing my own blog, I'm still working on it and hopefully it'll be done by the end of this week.  My question is:

Did You Design Your Own Blog, Or Did You Have It

Done Professionally & If So Who Designed it?


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday Theme Song

I picked The Climb by Miley Cyrus because of the struggles with my weight and I know I have to be strong and push myself to do it, I know I can and this will be a life battle for the rest of my life whether it's losing the weight or maintaining it...

The Climb (Miley Cyrus)

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going
And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dear Me

This was a project that I did from "The Monday Project" at "The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans".

Dear Angie,

Bet you forgot about me, didn't you?  Yup its you from the future.  Today is January 1st 2012 and 2011 was a great year for you.  Yes it started hard in January, I know you had a lot of hopes and dreams, and you felt that you would let yourself down, like you have in the past.  But you didn't!  You committed yourself to a new you.  You wrote down goals that were very practical, and guess what you went beyond that.  Can you believe it, you are finally at the weight you've dreamed of.  Oh and I have to say, one of the best things about being at 135 pounds, (yes I said 135 pounds, that's how much you way today, January 1, 2012) I get to buy new clothes.  My wardrobe is so inviting.  I can never choose what to wear, because I look good in everything.  Not to sound vain, but you've learned that a pat on the back and telling yourself how beautiful you are is a good thing.

You have such a positive outlook, which you have always been positive, but your more positive to yourself.  You find yourself getting up in the morning, yes, drinking your coffee, checking Facebook and your email but after the coffee is all gone, you drink your water and prepare for a workout with the EA Sports Active.  You also walked a lot in the summer of 2011 with mom.  Mom has jumped aboard too, because she was so proud of you and you inspired her more to take control of her weight.

With your new positive outlook, you've become more successful with your Ebay store, making a steady income.  You've also put some of your energy into you home.  Messy home no more, because you've realize your home is a copy of how you feel and it shows!

It's amazing how much your life has changed for the better since you've changed your lifestyle with food.  It just snowballed from the then on.  Can't wait to see my letter for 2013, I have to wait a year for that one.  But I'm sure it'll be just as uplifting and positive as this one.

See you in 2012!

Love always,



Power of One Challenge - Weekly Weigh In

I can't believe it's been a week already.  Time to get on those scales and weigh in, let's see how I did...


I can't believe it, I had a GREAT weigh in this week.  208.8 pounds, which is a 2.8 pound loss!  I guess it pays to stay busy, don't have time to binge out I!

I finished writing the letter to myself for the Monday Project, if you want to read it, click here.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Power of One Challenge - Week 1 Day 7

Today was very exhausting, emotionally that is.  I went to my Uncle's Memorial Ceremony today.  I've been to quite a few funerals and memorial services in my life, though most were either Grandparents or people I didn't really now that well and never have I cried or weeped.  I had not cry or weep since I heard the news of my Uncle.  Though I haven't seen him in probably five years, I do have some memories of him that I recall very memorable.

My uncle was a free spirit person.  He went where the wind took him.  This is why, a lot of us wouldn't know where he'd be at times.  A while back he wanted to go to California, and he did.  This man didn't not have any financial support, but whatever got him to point A to point B it did.  After a short time he came back to Vermont.  Then another time he got up and joined the circus, no fooling you, he did, probably about a year or two.  Then around the holidays, he'd show up at my other Uncles house and spend time with the family that day.  He may stay around for awhile or just pack up and go somewhere else, we never knew.  then about five years ago, without knowing where he was, he made the newspaper.  He was living in Barre Vermont, not to far but to far to go visit him.  Like I mention before, my uncle had no means of financial support, he was homeless.  Our family wanted to take him in, but he never took our hand.  So he stayed at a facility called COTS which is a homeless shelter.  Of course one of the stipulations for living there is that you need to find a job.  My uncle didn't, instead he rang a bell for the Salivation Army around Christmas time.  Because he was not looking for work, COTS wanted him out.  Well this was a great story for some reporter and word got around quickly.  He just wanted to help those who were like him.

Today was a day to remember him for all of this and much more.  My Aunt Peggy (sister to my uncle), played the song, Go Rest High On That Mountain by Vince Gill.  As the music was playing my eyes filled with water.  I teared and felt something I never felt before at a Memorial Service.  It was pain, the pain of knowing I'll never see him again, and yet I was feeling the happy moments I remember of him.  The mixed emotions were very exhausting.  After the song was over, I wiped my eyes and and smiled.  I know he's in Heaven and looking down at us now.  

After the service there was food, and lots of it.  But, I was a good girl, I ate a lot of the fruit, a small portion of some Chicken Casserole and one brownie.  I came home and found myself very tired.  I hope tomorrow will go good and I get some rest tonight.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Power of One Challenge - Week 1 Day 6

Ugh, I'm having a bad hair day today.  Even though I spent half an hour working on it, it just didn't want to cooperate today.  On well, I still did my make up and then I've been so busy today.  Spent the morning on the phone with my bestest friend, then with Brayden's teacher, then with another friend who was going to watch my boys tomorrow since I have to go to a Memorial Service for my Uncle.  But I had to change plans to have my bestest friend babysit them.  Ugh, it has been a whirlwind around here.  Then I had to bring Brayden to pre-school, go to the grocery store and buy a couple boxes of Pillsbury Brownie mix, made them for tomorrows ceremony, I'm not much of a cook.

Then my mom called and everyone is invited to go out to dinner tonight since the whole family is here, which doesn't happen to often.  So I'll be even more busy tonight.  So my day is just been going, going and going.  To bad I can' t lose weight this way, I would have lost at least 10 pounds to

Short post today, tomorrow wont' be much either since I'll be going, going and going tomorrow for the Memorial Ceremony.  (Hope my hair cooperates tomorrow).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Power of One Challenge - Week 1 Day 5

Day 5, and I haven't really done any exercises or workouts.  But my eating habits are changing, slightly that is.  Need to drink my water, that one I'm trying really hard to push!  But besides my eating and exercising, I remember reading something, a while ago, that some of the reasons we don't feel motivated or ready to do a 20 minute workout is because the way we feel inside.  And that has a lot to do of what is around us.  You see, my home looks the way I feel.  I'm not much of a housekeeper, and to be honest with you, when I was doing the Flylady program, my home felt inviting, happy, proud and so didn't I.  My home is me!  So, one of my goals is to concord my clutter in my home and keep my home glowing and looking great.  This will then help ME get my body clutter free too!  It all works together.

I like the Flylady program, and I will be using a lot of what Flylady has taught me, but I'm also going to be using my Organize Now book.  Which I bought a year ago and never read, I have the 2008 edition and I believe their is a new 2010 version you could check out.

My goals for today:

  • Print out my goal list and post it on my refrigerator.  This way I will see my goals everyday and when I get hungry I see that list and shut the refrigerator door.
  • Shower fix my hair and make-up
  • Post my daily blog post

My goals for the week: (Organize Now book)

  • Make sure I get at least 7 hours of sleep per night
  • Jot down a small to-do list of everything I want/need to do for that day
  • Limit the amount of computer time 
  • Schedule some breaks during the day (me time)
  • Schedule time to exercise (this is going to be hard for me)
  • Eliminate clutter drainers (clutter, unhealthy  relationships, items on your to-do list that need to be done until other tasks are complete)

30 minutes later (or've showered, got dressed, fixed my hair & make up and printed out my goals and posted them on the refrigerator!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Power of One Challenge - Week 1 Day 4

Today is day number four and I still haven't done any workouts.  Though I did participate in a snowball fight yesterday, and that was a workout!  Been so busy with the holidays and now I'm trying to get my house back in order, I feel that's going to take some time.

Got my shower in this morning and fixed my hair and make up.  Though I really need more variety for hair accessories.  So here is today's head shot.


2011 Goals

I've decided to actually write a list of goals.  I was a little hesitant, just because I tend to feel overwhelm when I write down to many goals but I did it a little diffidently this time.  I've decided to write my goals down monthly instead of just randomly and when I accomplish one and scratch off the list.  Though thats usually all I accomplish, is one goal.  Not this year!  2011 is going to be the year for me, a new me, a more responsible, organize and fitter me.  For the most part my health is great.  The only thing I have against me, is my weight.  I've been to the doctors and had my thyroid, cholesterol, blood pressure, and sugar checked and everything is GREAT!

Right Now is just the goals for my weight.  I'll work on the list for my other goals by the end of next week (which is this weeks

Each month I'm making it a goal to lose 5 pounds, here is the breakdown...

January Goal
Lose 5 Pounds & Weigh In At 206 Pounds By The End Of The Month

February Goals
Lose 10 Pounds & Weigh In At 201 Pounds By The End Of The Month

March Goals
Lose 15 Pounds & Weigh In At 196 Pounds By The End Of The Month

April Goals
Lose 20 Pounds & Weigh In At 191 Pounds By The End Of The Month

May Goals
Lose 25 Pounds & Weigh In At 186 Pounds By The End Of The Month

June Goals
Lose 30 Pounds & Weigh In At 181 Pounds By The End Of The Month

July Goals
Lose 35 Pounds & Weigh In At 176 Pounds By The End Of The Month

August Goals
Lose 40 Pounds & Weigh In At 171 Pounds By The End Of The Month

September Goals
Lose 45 Pounds & Weigh In At 166 Pounds By The End Of The Month

October Goals
Lose 50 Pounds & Weigh In At 161 Pounds By The End Of The Month

November Goals
Lose 55 Pounds & Weigh In At 156 Pounds By The End Of The Month

December Goals
Lose 60 Pounds & Weigh In At 151 Pounds By The End Of The Month

So by the end of 2011, my set goal is to weigh 151 pounds.  My determine goal though is to way 140 pounds. So hopefully I'll have some good weigh in weeks to actually hit 140 pounds!

Also to start out, am pushing to work out on my EA Sports Active at least twice a week. (more will be great), drink at least 32 ounces of water (not to good about drinking water, and 32 ounces will be great for me) and eat at least 1 vegetable per day.  I am so bad with veggies, there aren't to many I like, so this will be a big step for me!

So here I go...