Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I have back-peddled, and big time. My last recorded weight was I believe 207, and that was during the last week of June.

I stepped on the scale yesterday (or maybe it was the day before?) and I'm back to 215.


I have no one to blame but myself. I have no excuses other than I just didn't try hard enough. I had one (or two) too many trips for fro-yo (topped with lots of candies of course).... I had one too many sodas... I didn't get to the gym except once a week. These are all valid REASONS for my weight gain.

I'm disappointed in myself but moreso I am now more DETERMINED to get under 200lbs.

I am going to start planning meals. It will help with the

1: "What do you want to do for dinner?" 
2: "I dunno.." 
1: "[Restaurant name?]" 
2: "Sounds good."

scenario, which has often played out as of late. I know that I can reward myself for good weeks, but this has got to stop. Even if we don't have a definite PLAN for a specific meal, there needs to be thawed meat in the fridge ready to be cooked. It will also help cut down on wasted food, which has been happening all-too-often as well.

A very inspirational woman I follow over at Fit and Healthy with Debbie has shared pictures almost every Sunday of her weekly prep. Mostly, it looks like breakfast/lunch meals and her snacks for the week (which include things like hummus, hard-boiled eggs, and other clean eating options)

I need to be her. Well, not really, but you know what I mean. I need to prep food, even if it's not as prepped as hers is, maybe start off with a list, but it seems to work for her! So, my plan for today/tomorrow is to plan out next week's food for myself. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner. I know my work schedule, I know John's and Brian's too, so there is NO reason why I can't know what my food schedule is!

So, my goal for this week, plan my meals! Oh- and to not drink another soda AT ALL. This one will be hard!!

Also, if you have not, please go see my friend Amy over at her blog, Diary of a Fat Girl, she is the sweetest girl EVER and a true bestie to me. Plus, she (like myself) are always looking for new readers and a few good cheers! ;-)


  1. The scale was certainly not kind to you. Glad that it was a wake up call for you and I hope that it will lead to new and wonderful things! Being under 200 is a great motivation tool and it is certainly a great feeling once you are there. Use your blogging friends to help you, lean on them, use them and then spread your wings and fly. You have some great goals in place, you just have to use them in full force. You got this!

  2. Back-Peddle is right! I can only imagine your shock when you stepped on the scale. Weight is a funny thing, it sneaks up on you and no matter how much you try to deny it, it can't be fooled. Your discovery is the EXACT reason why I will be a TOPS member for life. I need the "forced" accountability of the scale every week to keep on track.

    We had a spell where it we seemed to eat out more than in and I realized just how "YUCK" I felt. Just feel heavy after so much food. Don't get me wrong, I love it and enjoy every single bite (and then some)

    Good planning is key, I just suck at it for my own meals. I don't do a good job at planning lunch and leave myself unprepared. Dinner is usally ok, I can prep the night before or remember to take something out.

    Thanks for the shout out to my blog.....YOU ARE AWESOME and such a great "far away" friend! We will win this battle together