Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring In 2 Action Week 4

Can you believe week #4 is upon us in this challenge!!?? Only a few short weeks left to cause some major shrinkage! This week I did what I keep saying I am not going to allow myself to do. Let the hurdles in life cause me extra hurdles along my weight loss path. I realize there are always going to be issues of some sort in life to deal with, thats a given. I just need to find a way to deal with them that doesn't involve food, or me sitting infront of the couch or laptop instead of exercising. I started the 100 push up challenge, and I somehow totally forgot about that too. I  am going to try to play catch up, but I'm so far behind I don't know that I will ever get caught up. I need to either one, find a way to cope with the issues I'm having or two, eliminate the issue. The second I dont know if its even doable. I wish it were...but I'm afraid to take that leap.

This weeks weigh in is coming from what I weighed a few days ago. The rush to get out the door this morning cause me to totally forget what day it was, weigh in day.  Hoping I can keep the number (or less) that I had a few days ago for next week. Esp since TOM will be here :/

Previous weight: 199
Current weight: 197.5

total loss for the challenge 4
total loss since 12/21/10  14.5

Sunday, March 27, 2011

ABC's of Misty

Age -35

Bed size - Queen

Chore you hate - Bathrooms

Dogs - Cinnamon

Essential start of your day - Caffiene, but I loathe coffee, except the smell of it ;)

Favorite color - Pink

Gold or silver - Silver

Height - 5’3″

Instruments I play (or have played) - Piano, attempting to teach myself the guitar

Job title - Health Insurance Corrections Analayst

Kids -  maybe someday

Live - West Virginia

Mom’s name - Daryl (like Daryl Hannah)

Nickname - None

Overnight hospital stays - never have been in hospital (knock on wood)

Pet peeve - Two faced people and idiot drivers along my 1 1/2 hour commute

Quote from a movie - Drawing a blank on this one. Heck, I don't have time to sit still long enough to watch a movie

Right or left handed - Right

Siblings - 1 half brother

Time you wake up - 4:45 (yes a.m.)

Underwear - cute and comfy

Vegetable you dislike - brussel sprouts

What makes you run late - oversleeping

X-rays you have had done - lower back/hip

Yummy food you make - Most everything.

Zoo animal - Koala's

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring In 2 Action - Check In Week #3

Wow, time sure has been flying by! Its hard to believe its week three already of the Spring In 2 Action challenge. This week, has been super crazy... dealing with the stress of getting married (this Friday, the 25th) and FINALLY clearing up issues with the mortgage company 2 1/2 years after my divorce has had me not sleeping and my head ready to explode. But now that the wedding is almost here, and I have dealt with the ex hubby for the last time (God, I hope!) things should resume back to normal.

Last week I was up FOUR pounds... stemming from the six pounds I lost the previous week thanks to a 3 day flu bug. I REALLY wanted to shed those pounds again this week.. but it didn't happen. Didn't even come close :/  Good news is, the scale did go down this week, and I have several more weeks to go before the challenge ends to show my "stuff:.

So here goes the stats:

Previous Weight: 199.5
Current Weight 199
This week -.5

Total loss for the challenge 2.5                                          
Total loss since 12/21/10 13

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Book Review: Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

If you have taken the opportunity to read any of Janet Evanovich's books, you probably love her just as much as I do. For those of you who haven't taken the time to read any of her books, you really should!

Sizzling Sixteen is the sixteenth (obviously) installment in the Stephanie Plum novel series.  Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter from New Jersey. She works for her uncle Vinnie's bail bond agency. She has an on again off again relationship with the sexy cop, Joe Morelli, and feeling she's not sure how to handle for Ranger, the dark, and dangerous security expert.

This book, like all the others in this series take you for a ride. Through the ups and downs of being in love with a cop and lust with a security expert, as well as the suspense and trials of hunting down those that have skipped out on their bond. Stephanie overcomes many obstacles and lots of bad luck. She goes to what ever measure she can to get her job done. From outsmarting an alligator, to stink bombs... once you start reading this book you will not want to put it down.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring In 2 Action- Check in Week 2

This week has not been a good week for me when it comes to weight loss. Not that I am really suprised though. Last week I was down a whopping 6 pounds, I knew that most of this loss was from the stomach bug from hell I had acquired for several days. I was hoping I could keep the six pounds gone...but didn't happen. At least not all six.

Good news is although I am up from last week, I am still down from where I was the week before I was sick. So that's good new, right?!

I'm keeping my little 15# button over there -----> because I am going to do my best this week to work off those pounds that found me and be back at 15 pounds total loss by the next check in.

How did you do this week?

Previous weight 195.5
This weeks weight 199.5

Total loss for the challenge: -2
Total loss since 12/21/10 : -12.5

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

True Confessions

Its confession time again. And boy oh boy do I need to confess! Last week I spent three or four days unable to eat anything due to a nasty stomach bug. This helped trmendously with my weigh in. Bad news is, once I was able to eat again... I wanted to eat EVERYTHING! It was crazy, and I didn't realize how bad I was eating (I wasn't keeping track) until it was too late. Once I finally realized how bad my food choice were continously being... it was too late. Or least too late for this week anyway.

I had allowed my self to splurge some because I had been so sick, I felt like I deserved it. Problem is that I didn't stop at one splurge. I was like an acoholic with liquor.  It.was.horrible.

Now that I have came to my senses I am SO angry at myself. I had been finally rockin this weight loss thing.. and I let myself blow it this horribly in one week! Ugghh!

I suppose I need to look at it from the point of few that this is only one week. There are many more to stay on track and shed those ugly pounds that found me again.   No getting frustrated and negative self talk, because that just leads to more bad food choices. I need to own up to my mistakes and move on.
So that is exactly what I'm going to do. Here is to a better week next week.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Meet Me On Monday

Every week(starting today) I'll be giving you the opportunity to learn more about me as I participate in Meet Me on Monday hosted by Java at Never Growing Old.
Click on the button to check out her answers and the linky of all the other blogs that participate:

Meet Me On Monday

1.  Do you have a fireplace in your home?

No, but every winter I wish I had one.

2.  Can you drive a stick shift?

 nope.. something I never learned to do. Didn't have anyone with enough patience to teach me lol

 3.  How many computers are in your home?

 3, and old, old desktop and we each have a laptop.

4.  Are your taxes done yet?  Do you do them yourself?

 Taxes are finished and refund is already gone.   Yes, I do them myself, always have.

5.  What is your favorite meal of the day?

Don't know that I have a favorite meal of the day. Breakfast is whatever I can grab while I'm running out the door at 5:30 am, lunch is whatever I can find in the cafeteria at work, and dinner is always a rush once I'm back home around 6ish

Friday, March 11, 2011

Five Question Friday

Five question Friday(idea I totally stole from Heather @actingbalanced) is a way for you to get to know more about me. Post it to your blog so your readers can find a little more about you too!

1. Do you know what your real hair color is?

 Yes, I have never altered the color of my hair, ever. When I start getting grays I will have to, but until then I'm staying all natural. So what you see is what you get :)

2. Do you plan for summer or do "whatever"?

Usually plan, but my "summer" vacation really doesn't happen in the summer. Due to vacation/leave issues at work, I plan vacations in April and try to do one in Mid to late Sept. The last few years, vacations have been planned 6+ months ahead.

3. What is your favorite meal to cook?

Anything Italian. Love Italian food!

4. How did you meet your best friend?

We met in school (won't tell you how many years ago that was lol) but we have been BFF's ever since.

5. Do you get offended by not receiving "thank you's"?

No- its nice to hear, but I don't get offended unless its something that is constantly taken for granted.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring In 2 Action- Check in Week 1

I have been super excited about this challenge, and couldn't wait to get started with my team, the Vicious Vixens (check out my teammates progress here). My plans we derailed this week, when I ended up with a stomach bug from.hell. Although I did get in  some cardio this week as well as finish wee 1 of the 100 pushup challenge (100 pushups this week!), I am contributing most of my weight loss success this week to the several day stint this bug decided to grace me with its presence. But I will be doing my best to keep it off.  :)

Previous Weight 201.5
Current Weight 195.5
 -/+                -6

Total loss for challenge -6
Total loss since 12/21/10 -16.5

Woot! I earned my 15# button this week!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

100 Pushups Challenge

Although I have been hit with the worst stomach bug EVER, and have gotten absolutely nothing done, I did make myself keep up with the 100 pushup challenge. Didn't want to get behind! Today I finished Week 1 level 2 of the challenge. Of course I am only able to do the wimpy girlie pushups. Once this challenge is over, I am challenging myself to do it all again doing military style pushups!

Friday, March 4, 2011

100 Pushups Challenge

Tomorrow starts the new challenge at Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. Along with the weight loss challenge, we also have the option of participating in the 100 push up challenge. When I read this, my first thought was... yeah right, I can't do 100 push ups. After chatting with my teammate, Trish, I decided I would give it a shot.

I wanted to be able to do regular push ups. Unfortunately, that didn't go very well. I can't even do ONE regular push up. So I am committing to doing this challenge with girlie pushups and I will do another challenge doing only regular push ups.

Regular or girlie, I will be getting in exercise that will help strengthen my body to where I need/want to be. May take me a little longer to get to the end result (100 regular pushups) but I will get there.

I completed week one, day one of the challenge.

Are you participating in the challenge? Its not too late.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring in 2 Action

Spring In2 Action

Its time again for a new challenge with the guys and gals @shrinkingjeans. The last challenge, Power of One was an each man for himself type of challenge. This time with Spring in 2 Action, I've teamed up with Trish B for the challenge. We are the Vicious Vixens!

Along with the weight loss part of the Spring in 2 Action, we are also participating in the 100 push up challenge. By the end of the six weeks, if the plan is followed one should be able to do 100 push ups. Me, I have to start out with girlie push ups, I suppose I am wimpier than I thought, couldnt even squeeze out one regular push up. But thats ok. I will get there.

I am also challenging myself, to exercise in March. I will be keeping track on here how I am doing.

I am starting this challenge up a few pounds than where I was when the Power of One ended. But I'm not gonna let that get me down. Those few pounds are gonna be GONE next week!
We are ready rock! Lets get the party/challenge started!!! Woot!

This weeks weigh in stats:

Previous Weight:198
Current Weight 201.5
plus 3.5

total weight loss since 12/21/10 10.5