Monday, September 19, 2011

Week 12 Results

I just want to cry.  I have been working out less and eating more I guess (though it doesn't seem like it) But I have gained 4 pounds this week.
On Friday here were my stats:
Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 157.6
This week: Week 158.8
Then when I weighed this morning before working out I was 161.  After working out I was 160.4.  I am so DEPRESSED.  How did I gain so much in such a short period of time.  Here is to doing better with eating this week.  No more candy corns and caramels.

Friday, September 9, 2011

week 10 and 11 results

Sorry with Labor Day weekend I just didn't get to blogging last week.  But I did weigh in.  This week I have to admit I was HORRIBLE!!!  With the shortened week I totally used it as an excuse to blow my schedule.  I didn't work out once.  And I tried to eat okay but I did indulge in a donut twice (darn kids for always begging for them at the store) and some ice cream but I have been having a light yogurt everyday with some pretzels and then pretty healthy dinners.

Onto the results
Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 157.4
This week: Week 10 157.6 gain of 0.2
This week: 157.4 lose of 0.2.  I really would like to see below 157 but then that means get to work girl.  Which I need to do.
a plus that happened.  We went camping with friends/ Jon's boss' daughters and their families we haven't seen them since December at their Christmas party.  They were all so sweet telling me how great I looked and what I had been doing. It was great to see that my hard work is noticeable.  I felt a little yay is me moment.

What was your yay is me moment lately?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I am throwing a yay me party! I have worked out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week and its Wednesday. I am so happy. Why you ask? Well I was doing great when I didn't have to get up early to work out now I have to wake up a half hour early to work out and that is HUGE for me. I love me some sleep. So yay me. I hope I keep it up

Sunday, August 28, 2011

week 9 results

So this was my first week back to work with kids.  I don't know if I have mentioned but I teach school.  I teach 3rd graders and the first week is so exhausting so I decided to give myself a break.  I did workout on Thursday but that is all surprisingly I lost weight well basically stayed the same.  The plan is to get back on track with working out this week.

Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 158.8
This week: 157.4
loss of 1.4

Friday, August 19, 2011

Weekly Results

Well here it is another week has gone by.  I was SHOCKED when I got on the scale this morning.  For two reasons.  One I have had a weird stomach thing all week, so I haven't really been eating and its made my stomach just ache so the thought of doing exercise and crunching those stomach muscles ugh!!  Plus I went back to work.  So let's face it, it wasn't a good week.  But all week I have been weighing and I was fluxuating between 156-157.5 and then bam the number I got this morning was HUGE!  Aunt Flow is here visitng so I would like to blame her too.  But oh well whatever.  Next week is a new week and I WILL get back on the bandwagon!  So here it is:

Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 157.6
This week: 158.8

Friday, August 12, 2011

week 7 weign in results

Alright this has been a bad week.  I went camping over the weekend so I didn't get to work out on Saturday.  I didn't eat horrible but there was more snacking for sure.  Then I had a lot of stress at work which led me to make a coldstone run.  So here are the results:

Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 159.0
This week: 157.6
That is a LOSE of 1.4 WAHOO!!!!!  That means I am a just 1.4 pounds away from a 10 pound lose.  Here is to another great week! 

Monday, August 8, 2011

emotional eater

That's me I am an emotional eater.  Have been for years, since I was a teenager.  There is some uncertainy at my job right now and I am STRESSING big time and lets just say I can't stop eating.  I took my boys to the park and we stopped and got a little ceasers pizza I ate like 3 bread sticks, then we went to cold stone with a friend and I got a medium sized cake batter with rasberries and I really want to eat some marshmelllow cereal.  I need to stop.  I am already up a pound from goign camping this weekend.  I did workout this morning but still.  I need to stop this cycle of emotional eating. 

What do you do to when your stressed?

The start of something good!

hey everybody its me, ashlee
i asked lacie a while back if i could join her on her weight loss and post here on her weight loss blog cause i liked the idea so much. she has been very inspirational and got me wanting to get back into my goal of losing weight.
i just barely started...see here and will be posting every monday my weight and my loss numbers.
ill also post here when i can. its all about support and encouragement from others who are going through the same thing you are!
we could all find much better, less hard things to do than work out but here we are choosing to do somethign about the way we feel and the way we view our bodies.
it feels pretty good to see others who have transformed their bodies with hard work and dedication.
thats what it takes. and that is not easy.
so lets all encourage eachther and do this together!

Lacie you are doing great! keep it up!
even these smaller weight losses are helping and you are getting stronger and will increase your endurance!
thanks for being such an inspitration!

see my starting weight and first weeks loss here


Friday, August 5, 2011

weigh in results weeks 6

Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 159.2
This week: 159.0
What only a lose of .2!!!  So frustrating.  I did really well this week.  I worked out on Saturday I tried to be pretty good with my eating over the weekend.  I think just watching what I eat isn't going to cut it for me.  I need to go back to counting points/calories.  It seems I am not being accountable enough.  So starting thsi week I am going to go back to posting my daily points.  We will see if this helps.  The good news is Sunday was the only day I didn't workout.  It feels good to workout.  I don't do super long workouts but they get me moving and I am noticing a HUGE difference in my endurance.  I almost feel like my day hasn't begun until I have worked out.  So my goal for this week is be more accountible for what goes in my mouth.  Have a great weekeend! 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Week 5 weigh in

Well this week I was horrible over the weekend.  My husband was out of town and so my mom was over we had cookies, fast food, root beer floats, and way too much.  So needless to say I gained.  BOOOO!  On Tuesday I started working out again and trying to be better.  Here are this weeks results:
Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 158.8
This week: 159.2
So luckily it was only a .4 gain but still.  Why do I keep thinking that I can go crazy during the weekends and then work my butt off during the week.  I need to STOP this cycle if I really want to get to business.  So my plan is to try to be really good this weekend.  Eat more fruits and not crappy food.  Also I need to work out one day during the weekend atleast.  Here is hoping for a better week.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Week 4 weigh in

This week has been interesting as far as my eating and exercise has gone.  I worked out on Friday.  Then we went camping at the cabins by Bear River.  I packed licorice, gummy bears, cookies, things for s'mores, light yogurt, apples, turkey sandwiches, and a few other healthier food.  I was so worried I was going to over eat.  Well the licorice, gummy bears, and cookies came home uneaten, the only "bad" things I ate wer the s'mores and the poptarts.  The rest of the time I was really good and I was walking around a lot.  When I came home and weighed in the middle of the afternoon my weight was 160. something I was so happy to see I LOST not gained. 

I worked out Monday, Tuesday, and Friday so not a whole lot.  I had family that came into town on Wednesday so that is what happened to my workouts on those days.  Then yesterday I watched movies with my mom and had most of the licorice.  GASP!  Then we had sloppy joes for dinner I did forgo the bun though.  Well enough excuses here is my weigh in results:

Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 161
This week: 158.8
That's a LOSE of 2.2 YAHOO!!!
Its been a month since I started this journey and I now have a lose of 7.4 this month.  A little less then I was hoping for but I will take it I could have that weght still on me or more then likely more.  So ya.  Here is to aleast 5 more pounds next month. 2 more pounds and I will post my first 10 pound progression pictures and measurements.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Week 3 Weigh In

So I am going to start by saying I am actually glad I lost weight this week though you will find out it wasn't much because I only worked out a few days and I was up in Heber with family and needless to say there was movie popcorn, ice cream, chicken fingers.  But the disappointing thing is the scale was saying 160. something all week then this morning:

Starting weight:  166.2
Last week weight: 161.6
This week: 161

What I was 160 all week then this morning 161.  Oh well I am happy I am not gaining and I am going to just keep going.  We are going camping this weekend.  I hope I don't gain too much as there isn't much to do so you usually eat.  I am going to bring along mostly healthy things like fruits and veggies and light yogart but we shall see. 

How did you do with your eating this week?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

abc's about me

Here is a fun little quiz about me!

age: 27
bed size: queen
chore you hate: putting away laundry and dishes out of the dihwasher
dogs: 1, Bella a crazy golden lab
essential part of your day: hugs and kisses from my family
favorite color: PINK
gold or silver: SILVER
height: 5 feet 2 inches yes, I am a shorty
instruments i play{ed}: none but I wish I played the piano or violin
job title: 3rd grade teacher
kid{s}: 2 amazing boys a 4 year old and a 2 year old
live: Clearfield Utah
mom's name: loraine
nickname{s}: lace, spacey, mommy, mom
overnight hospital stay{s}: just when I had my kiddos
pet peeve{s}: people who text instead of conversing with the people they are with.
quote from a movie: "you shut your mouth when you talking to me"
right or left handed: right handed
sibling{s}: none
time you wake up: 6 during the school year during the summer usually around 7 no sleeping in with little kids
underwear: yes please
vegetables you dislike: mushrooms
what makes you run late: i usually end up places early or on time. but if I am late its my kids and getting us all ready.
x-rays you've had done: in 4th grade when I fractured my wrist
yummy food you make: anything with chicken, especially lemon chicken
zoo animal: penguin

the end.

Tell me about yourself

Friday, July 8, 2011

week 2 weigh in results

Starting weight: 166.2
Last week's weight: 161.8
This week's weight:  161.6
That is awooping lose of .8 oz.  UGH not so hot.  But I must say I did indulge so I am gald to see I didn't atleast gain.  Now to reprioritize.  I obviously knw that journaling and counting everything is the key for me so starting today I will be back to journaling.

What do you do when you have a small weight lose?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Not doing so good....

So I have to be honest with you all.  The 4th of July has killed my eating. I totally let it get me off track.  I haven't been journaling everything I have been eating and I think that really helps to keep me accountable.  I have been doing REALLY good with working out.  I have worked out Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  I have been doing the 30 day shred level 2 and 20 minutes on my elliptical and yet when I weight every day I amin the 162-164 range.  OUCH!  I was done to 161.  I was hoping to be in the late 150's by my next weigh in.  I just don't think that is going to happen.  Today I went to costco and shared a chicken bake with my 2 year old.  Then me, my 2 and 4 year old shared a churro.  So I am thinking either just a salad or yogurt and fruit for dinner which isn't too bad since I am still full from lunch.   I am trying to not let this week set me off course and just be happy I am still working to be healthier even if I didn' lose any weight.  We will see tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and great 4th of July.  The 4th of July is one of my FAVORITE holidays.  Needless to say I ate way too much.  I worked out on Saturday and Sunday but not on Monday.  I tried to eat okay but not pass up on any of the fun stuff you don't get that often such as funnel cake and cotton candy.  Yum.  Well I gained 2 pounds when I got on the scale this morning but after doing the 30 day shred video and 20 minutes on the elliptical I was at 161.4.  I will take that so I have been gaining and losing the same 2 pounds since Friday.  Now to just keep it off and gain some more.
What is your favorite thing about the 4th of July?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Week 1 weigh in results

When I weighed in on Wednesday I was 162.  That is a lose of 4.4 pounds!!!!!!!!!  Yahoo.  But I want to switch my days to Friday so here is my weight for this week:
Start weight: 166.4
Today: 161.8
Here is to hoping that next week I will be in the 150's. 

How are you doing with your first week's results?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Food journal

I am working on jazzing this blog up because lets face it I need more followers.  So I am working on it.  Any of you that would like to start posting may at anytime.  Here is my food journal for yesterday.  I didn't too horrible but I didn't do great.

Breakfast: apple 1pt
Lunch: chicken strips (3) 5 pts., diet coke 0 pts.
Dinner: chicken breast 4 pts, peas 1 pt, tiny bit of mashed potatoes 2 pts=7 pts.
Snack: banana 1 pt, and there was something else I just can't remember
I believe I ate about 20 pts.  I didn't workout but I cleaned the whole house which is like a excercise in and of itself. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weigh in

Tomorrow is my official weigh in day but I don't like the idea of doing it on Wednesdays.  So I will weigh but then I am going to make my weigh in days Friday so on Friday I will post both weights.  (Hopefully Fridays' will be lower :)).

Yesterday I was lazy and didn't workout. But I did do some ab workouts.

Lunch: grilled chicken salad from McDonalds with half a packet of dressing 5 pts
Dinner:  spagetti with Jenny-O turkey and wheat noodles 10 pts
snack:  6 mamba candies 2 pts.
17 pts

Can't wait to see some of the others post their stories and introductions.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Family in town

So Sunday I basically took a day off.  My grandparents are here from Texas so the boys and I went to Heber to visit.  My grandma's brithday was on Father's Day so I knew we were going to celebrate her birthday and Father's day and I didn't want to not enjoy the yummy cupcakes.  So I sort of made a plan.  I worked out and I didn't eat breakfast we headed up to Heber we got there about 1 and we weren't going to at until 4 so I stopped and I got a yogurt parfait from McDonalds.  We had a delicious whole chicken for dinner with strawberries, watermelon, wheat roll, a 1/2 cup mashed potatoes, 1/4 a cup of stuffing if that, and lots of water.  Not too horrible.  The horrible part was the 3 mini cupcakes I ate.  BOOOO!!!!  But they were so good and so worth it to me!  The nice thing, I STILL lost weight.  I have weighed 163 pounds for 2 days and this morning I weight 162.4.  I will take that for sure.  Maybe jumping on the tramp with the boys helped. 

What do you do to try avoid food temptations?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Am I that Brave????

Lacey you are a brave chica!!! I am seriously contemplating putting some pictures of myself up, but I am freaking out a little bit!!! This past week and a half I have completly gone off my diet, my grandma has been really sick and just passed away. So now that things have settled down its back to the grind tomorrow. I have still been exercising at least 4 days a week, but as far as food goes, I have been on the "see food diet" cause I see food and eat it :) i have gained back 3 pounds, howcome its so easy to gain back but it took all of me to loose it????? So irritating!!!! Well I am going to do all my measurements in the morning and post them so no judging!!! Way to go Lacey!!! Keep up the motivation!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 3

Today the boys and I went to the Farmington Pool.  We were there from 12 to 4:30, then I came home and did level 1 shred.  I did the workout because I knew tomorrow I wouldn't get to workout as we are going to the widowmaker and then possibly a bbq.

Breakfast: None
Lunch: Baby Spinach salad with lite ranch 2 pts, and orange slices 1 pt=3pt
Snack: Banana 1pt, 1/2 oz cotton candy 1 pt, and apple 1 pt= 3pts
Dinner: Leftovers from the night before 8 pts
Total 14 pts or 865 calories

Day 4

I was running around all moring getting myself and the boys ready for the hill climb but I wasn't sure what we were going to be doing for lunch so I hurry and had some yogurt.  I also figured that if I wasn't quite so hungry I would refuse any temptatins at the hill climb.  We didn't end up eating at the climb.  But Cason and I shared a tigers blood snow cone yum!!!!  Cason sounds like those birds from Finding Nemo Bite, Bite.  He kills me.  The hill climb was great and it kept me away from home and snacks.  And luckily the food was pretty spendy so I wasn't tempted to go buy a cheeseburger or pizza.

Breakfast: Carb master carrot cake yogurt 2 pts
Lunch: Snow Cone at the widow maker 1 pt, 6 reduced fat wheat thins 1 pt.
Dinner: 4 slices of garlic chicken delite pizza from papa murphy's
Snacks: None
I gave up on points when I ate dinner.  I have to admit I was obsessed with how much I had gained from eating the pizza and I was so upset with myself but I was hungry and it was so good and I am still workng on self control.  But when I woke up the next morning I was I 163 the same weight as the day before.  So I no longer beat myself up and moved on.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 2

So I weighed at the beginning of day 2 (said I was slightly scale obsessed) and I was 165.0.  Yahoo down 1.2 pounds in a day.  Not typical and I KNOW it will slow down but I will take it!

I work up and was sore so I guess even though I though level 1 was easy it still gave me a workout.  I decided to do level 1 again then I did a Denise Austin Ab workout for 8 minutes ondemand.  Then for lunch I took the boys down to my mom's house and we all walked from her house to the park for a picnic and so the boys could play on the playground.  Can I just say I am not ready for the big heat up.  Though I didn't love all the rain we had been getting I did love the cooler temps.  70's I'll take 80's not so much 90's go away ha!

I tried a new recipe for diner and I must say yum!  I don't think my family loved it but they will get used to trying new things.

Breakfast: 0 pts
Lunch: baby spinach spring salad 0 pts, lite ranch dressing 2 pts. water=2 pts
Dinner:  Italian Sausage (Jenny-0) 4 pts., zucchini, garlic, and tomatos, on brown rice 4 pts.=8 pts
Snack: 2 swedish fish and mini donut (I need to stop giving in to the kids because Cason doesn't eat them then they tempt me) 4 pts.
Total of 16 pts or 820 calories.

This is what I had for dinner!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 1

So today was my first day back on the "diet"!  I really don't want to say diet though that is what it is, but more like just plan eating healthier and the way I should be eating.  I woke up and did Jillian's 30 day shred.  I have been doing level 2 and its been farely good but since I am still trying to get over a cold and still not at my full energy and still congested I decided to start with level 1.  I felt pretty easy compared to level 2.  Which is funny because I was complaining to my cousin Lindsay just a few months ago about how hard it is.  Ha what a difference a few months can make.  Anyway since I was feeling so good about it I went ahead and did the weight watchers video I have on high intensity.  Well half way through my energy was gone so I stopped.  Not bad 45 minutes of exercise after about a month of no working out. 

I got a new scale and I have to admit I am a bit obsessed with the scale this will be a post in an of itself.  Anyway I have never had a digital scale and just bought one yesterday so I have been having fun weighing myself.  Pre-workout I was 166.2 post workout I was 165.7.  Too funny but I am going to try to have more restraint and not way again until well at least tomorrow.

The nice thing about this cold is I haven't had much of an appetite.  I try not to eat until I feel hungry I am sure that is all wrong and I will readjust things but right now I am easing into it plus I am not a breakfast eater just never have been.  I am going to go shopping today and try to get some healthier food for breakfast because I know its supposed to jump start your metabolism.  So according to weight watchers for my weight I can eat 20-25 points so I am going to try to aim for 22 and double check everything this this calorie counting program I signed up for. I want to eat no more then 1200 a day.

Breakfast:  Nothing
Lunch: cup of grapes 1 point, an orange 1 pt, forkful of stroganoff 1 pt.=3 pts
Snack: 5 goldfish crackers 1 pt, and half of Cason's donut (doh) 3 pts.=4pts
Dinner: chicken kabobs with pepers, zuchini, and onions=4pts
Snack: 0
Points: 11 pts.  or 808 calories total.    Now don't get all upset I know that is bad but hey I really just wasn't hungry this cold has zapped me of my appetite which lets face it isn't going to be for long. 

My delicious dinner I grilled myself thank you!
What do you think about my goal of losing 36 pounds in 20 weeks that would mean an average of 2 pounds a week is this attainable?

Here it is....

Here are my beginning progression picutres. Can I just say this is taking my A LOT!!!!! Of courage to post these pictures. I am DISGUSTING! I am so insecure about my body that I don't even let my husband see me without clothes so for me to be letting strangers and people I know see these takes SO MUCH! So please be nice and don't be too grossed out!  (These were also without any sucking in)

Back View

Side View

Front view

And the next moment of truth....(dun dun dun)
My Measurements:
Weight: 166.2
Bust:  40
Chest:  34 1/2
Waist: 41
Hips: 44
Thighs:  26 3/4
Knees:  15 3/4
Calves: 15 1/4
Upper Arms: 12 1/4
Forearm: 9 1/4

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Taking the Plunge

Welcome to my weight lose blog. More then anything this blog is just for me but I would love it if others decided they liked it and commented. I have struggled with my weight since 6th grade. I have just turned 27 so basically for the last 15 years of my life I have been dissatisfied with my weight. And most of that time I have done nothing but be upset about it. Well its time to stop being dissatisfied and be satisfied. I am going to go from fat to fab in no time flat! Or so I hope :)

I am hoping this blog will not only help motivate me but to also help me feel accountable. I often get motivated for about a month (if that) then I let my motivation go. I don't feel accountable to anyone but myself and that hasn't been what helps me in the past I need to have some sort of accountability for what I put in my mouth so I hope this blog will become this for me.

So...Starting on June 22, 2011 I am going to end this endless cycle and I am going to get to my goal weight. I want to weigh 130 pounds. I would love to weigh less but I am going to go for something attainable, some where I have been before and once I reach that goal we will go from there. November 9, 2011! This is the date that I want get on the scale and weigh 130 pounds. If I weigh less then great but I don't want to weigh more!!! So here it goes I give myself 20 weeks to lose almost 40 pounds. Tomorrow I will take my beginning progression picture, my measurements, and my weight.

Here is the plan. I have done weight watchers in the past (post on this later) and been very successful. Its really easy for me to count my calories doing this so for a start I am going to follow the weight watchers points system. I want to workout atleast 4 times a week 5 if I can but atleast 4 times. I will do either the Jillian Micheals Shred video, weight watchers video and/or atleast 15 minutes on the elliptical. So welcome to my journey and I hope you enjoy it.