Friday, March 13, 2009

Fallen off the wagon

So I have fallen off of the healty wagon again and cant seem to figure out how to get back on. 95% of me wants to be successful and reach my goals and get past this "stuff" while the other 5% of me is wanting all the junk I can find to eat and sit on my backside and do nothing. Unfortunately it feels like the 5% is stronger than the other 95%! I dont want to feel this way-I want to lose, to be healty, and do complete this 5k jogging all the way.
I am heading to Mexico tomorrow for a mission trip with my church, I am also taking a mental break from ME for a while. I am going to focus on the needs and happiness of those that will be around me that dont have as much as I have, but in some ways they actually have more. Hopefully I will come back with a new focus and desire. I am also joining a weightloss challenge with some friends, again ladies-we need motivation and accountability and support to be successful in anything we do. Have a great week and I pray we all find our motivation again :)

Thought for the day: Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Aim for a Goal

Girls you all know how big I am at setting goals. I am now even more sold on them! It feels amazing when you reach them and it just gives you the desire to do more and push harder and go farther. As you know my goal is to JOG a 5k (3.2miles) on May 2nd. For some of you this is a breeze, for me...this is HUGE I have never jogged more than 5 minutes in my life. Well I havent been to the gym since Monday, life has been busy and I had a root canal this week. Well today I really had no desire to go to the gym and I got to thinking about the 5k and wondering (more like doubting) my ability to actually complete it, Remember I have a hard time completeing anything! So I thought why dont I just go outside and see just how far I really can go. Ladies after a short walk warm up I JOGGED non stop for a little more than 1.5 miles!! The sense of accomplishment I feel right now is amazing. I can do this, there really is a chance I can reach my goal by May 2nd!
I say all of this to encourage all of you to truly set a goal big or small goal and aim for it and reward yourself along the way at every mini goal, You will feel awesome when you do.

Have a blessed and motivated and successful weekend!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Is Anyone Out There......?

I havent posted because I felt like no one has been reading. But, even if one person reads this and it helps them then it is worth it and I will keep on posting. I was standing in my WW line today talking to a sweet sweet woman that has lost 80+ pounds and she is struggling with gaining some of it back. She said she isnt as motivated as she was when she first you guys ever feel that way? I sure do! She said she just wants that "spark" back and we were discussing ways to get that-try new foods, find new motivation, spring time should help, etc. I highly admire and respect this lady, she always is so positive and cheerful and today she looked at me and said something about not finishing this, just like everything else she fails or quits at. Wow-is she reading my mind?? It amazed me that this wonderful lady feels just like me sometimes. Ladies, we are not alone in our weight struggles!! She got to the scales and the receptionist told her.....You are Not a failure until you quit trying. Those were words we both needed to hear, I think we all need to hear them. Ladies this stinks, its hard, its no fun, and half the time I dont want to play anymore...BUT I know I have done this before and I know I can do it again and I dont want to quit, I truly do want to finally finish something I started and I want all of you right there finishing with me. Find some motivation-call me when you dont have any and lets get our focus back where it belongs!! WE CAN DO THIS!
Remember new goal is March 14th and we should be sharing scale tales still on Mondays.
I lost .6 today, not alot but better than my typical gain :)
Have a great and motivated week

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Way to go Loser Chicks!

Due to computer and body difficulties I havent posted this week-very sorry! Way to go to all that have posted with their success stories, keep up the good work! I have found a new desire and a new motivation! I had to go buy fat pants and that was THE END no more games I am dead on focused now. I have been on program all week and already feel better and not like the glutenous pig I have been feeling like :) My new motivation.......Drum roll please.......I am going to participate in the Run to Breathe 5K in Owasso on May 16th!!!! What a great motivator, and you are all invited to train right along with me. So look at your motivation, is it really a good enough thing to truly motivate you? Do you need to find something to commit to to get your backside in gear? I will be gone most of the weekend at a marriage retreat :) Have a great weekend-stay focused-stay motivated and I will post more next week.

At the end of your day will you say I'm glad I did or I wish I had??

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New SpringWidget

Happy Valentine's Day!

And happy goal day! How did everyone do? I didnt meet my goal but I am ok with that. We are starting a NEW plan.
NEW GOAL DATE: March 14th
This is a shorter goal time but I think it will help us with motivation. If you didnt stay motivated last time, its ok you will do it this time. Also, CHANGE is hard for alot of us and we jumped in changing everything-what to eat, how much to eat, what to drink, how much to drink, how to exercise, and when to exercise! This time to help with your motivation, try just changing one or two things then increase as you have gotten comfortable with those changes. Dont deprive yourself, just change your ways. The worst thing to do is to "diet" and deprive yourself of everything good-you won't succeed. Look at this as a lifestyle change. My two areas I am going to focus on is WATER and EXERCISE. I dont get enough of either one and I feel gross because of it. Share your new goals with me! Also, let me know if you have met this one or how close you got. Enjoy your Heart day!!!!

Again, Way to go Stacey!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tomorrow is goal day!

I havent heard much from you guys! Stacey has commented that she has met her goal and then some....You go girl!! How is everyone else doing? I am not being as successful as I would like but I am learning new things about myself and sometimes that is more important than watching the scale change. I have been itching to get active, especially when I am stressed or very emotional. I have realized that this may be why I stuff my face full of chocolate :) When I am in stress mode I usually dont have the time to stop, change clothes and shoes, find a sitter, and go for a walk to burn off that "need" but I do have time to shove food in my mouth, chew quickly, and get that momentary "need" taken care of...does that make sense? I have discovered the problem, now I need to find a better solution. Any thoughts?
Tomorrow is Valentines and goal day-let me know how you have all done with meeting your goal! The next goal will be determined and posted tomorrow...Stay tuned and stay motivated!

Thought for the day:If you cheat, you lose everything but weight!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Today is the day ladies, the last Tale day until the end of our challenge on the 14th. I know I have gained some, but it was expected. Sorry not many posts this last week, we worked alot to get the house ready for open house.
So how did you all do on your water this last week? I hit atleast 48oz. everyday but one. I definately feel better when I drink it! I will say, I am still struggling with the motivation just like alot of you are. I want to lose but I also want the donut and it vaires during the day as to which one I want more. I know long term I want the weight loss more but I tend to get caught in the moment :)
Please share your succcess and struggles! That is what this blog is for. Have a GREAT week!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Has anybody seen my motivation?

It sounds to me like we are all asking ourselves that question!
What will motivate you?
Tell me in the comments section what truly will motivate you, is it money, a new outfit, looking good in a swim suit, etc? Is anyone up for changing things a bit and putting some money into this? I understand alot of us dont really have extra-but I have a thought....What if we each sat a maximum we could put in THEN for every pound we lose is a dollar we dont have to give? SO if I say I will put in $20 and I lose 18# then I only have to give $2. That would motivate me, you all know I am cheap :) Let me know what you think or if you have any other ideas.
What I dont want is for everyone to give up!!!!! We are supposed to be loser chicks remember?
Have a great week this week and seriously think about what will motivate you.
Challenge for the week-I learned again how important water is, I challenge you to get in atleast 48oz. of water each day (not counting your pop, coffee, soda,etc)and see if you feel better by the end of the week.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl...of what?

I am heading out to a super bowl party and honestly I dont really even know who is playing! My thought and question is what is in your super bowl? Is it cheese, ice cream, or chips? How about if that was what was in your mini bowl and your super bowl was full of fruits, veggies, or pretzels? It is definately ok to relax, have some fun, and enjoy a snack two. What is important is portion control and what you do starting tomorrow. Don't let the game (or any other event) make you lose sight of your goal. Tackle your weight loss the same way football players play a game. Have a game plan, stay focused on the goal, and give it all you got to keep the other players (food, emotions, etc) away from you so you can make it to the end zone and reach your goal weight! Have fun!
Today is the day to turn in your exercise time from Jan. 1 to Feb. 1

Thought for today: Let nothing keep you from your goal!
Tale from the Scale is tomorrow...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Days and S'mores

you would think having 2 days off I would have had plenty of time to post! That stupid CSI locks me in everytime and no, I didnt walk in place during the shows. I wish I would have I am sure I would have burned millions of calories! These are the days that healty eating is challenging! Sitting here all day with kids asking for S'mores has not been easy! How are you all handling the weather? I see it just as anyother emotional eating time, try to get busy and focused on something other than food (scrapbooking is my plan), tell yourself "after I do this and this then I will get a snack"(exercise is a great idea here), or "if I still want that in one hour then I will have it", try flavored water as a filling pick me up, or find a lighter snack to munch on like light popcorn. I hope these ideas help! Also, go sled with the kids or shovel the drive way. These are fun and rewarding ways to burn some extra calories to make up for the S'mores :) Have a warm, relaxing, and motivated weekend!

Thought for the day: my mom uses this one at times: Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Friendly reminder...Its almost Monday!!

In case I cant post in the morning, here is your Tale From the Scale reminder early. How was your weekend? Mine was not successful in the way of weight loss/healty eating! I need some serious mojo to get me going! Thats what you ladies are here for :)
We are about half way to our goal date, are you about half way to your goal?
This week try to step it up a notch, if you are walking 30mins try for 35-40. If you are still struggling with portions, try to do the to-go box thing for half of your food when your meal arrives. If you are exercising 3 days, see if you can fit in one more. PUSH YOURSELF this week! Make a committment to CHANGE one thing this week, write it down for yourself, post it here, and tell us if you are able to stick to it by next Monday. For some of us the Feb.14th goal seems so big and so far away so we may need to set smaller ones to reach along the way.
My goal this week is to journal all my food everyday! I must do this or I know I will continue to not see the results that I want to see. Have a great week! I heard that shoveling snow (or ice) really burns those calories so...bring on the weather!!
Thought for the day: No matter what you think, everything you do really does make a difference!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

22 days...

22 days left to reach our first goal..How are you doing ladies? Please post and let me know you guys are actually reading this! I just wonder how often it is being checked and if I need to post more or less. I turned down a donut yesterday and felt really successful! Are you all seeing any changes other than at the scale..remember it isn't ALL about the tale from the scale! I am starting to feel alittle more in control of myself (today at least :) and it is a good feeling!
Have a great weekend!
Thought for the day: Do you really want to eat THAT???

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wii naked anyone?

I am hearing good tales from your scales! I know some of us are not seeing exactly what we want to see, but we are NOT giving up and that is what is important. Changes WILL come!
Way to go to those of you that lost! Way to go to those of you that maintained! Way to go to all of us for keeping up our activity the best that we could-even while sick or stressed! Again, it all comes down to smaller portions, better food choices, and activity. ANY activity-if strip Wii gets you motiviated..then get the controllers and get moving :)
I am not seeing much success on my end to be honest. I have been "mentally" tracking and it seems to me that my mentalilty might be slightly off...So starting today I am truly physically writing EVERYTHING that I eat. For those of you that arent seeing quite the results you are hoping for, you might try this along with me. There are many online versions of journaling that you can look at or just buy a cute notebook to keep track of what you eat, count calories, fat, or points (whatever works best for you) and hunger level. You might find you are eating for emotional needs and not physical needs more often then you think.
Have a blessed, motivated, and successful week and keep sharing all of the great comments-I appreciate what everyone of you have been sharing.
Thought for the day: I will benefit from the faith and encouragement of others!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Reminder today is your "TALE FROM THE SCALE" day. How do you each feel you are doing? I tried hard to stay mostly on track this weekend and balance out my food choices and get alot of exercise. I will know my TALE tonight at WW. I see from the poll that 71% of those that voted aren't motivated-What will help us????? Did anyone try a new food or activity for your challenge this week?
Have a great week, keep on working, stay focused on your Feb. 14th goal!!
Thought for the day: Nothing tastes as good as thin feels

Friday, January 16, 2009

mashed potatoes and starbucks

Went to the dentist yesterday for a crown and filling, ended up with that plus a pulled tooth. Now I have a giant hole in my head and am afraid to eat anything other than ice cream, mashed taters, and Starbucks...will this help or hurt my weight loss efforts???
No matter how much we plan, there are some things that are beyond our control-how we deal with them is what determines if we are successful or not. Especially situations with food! I am limited on what to eat, so I am just going to have to make a conscience effort to limit my portions and find other healthy soft items for a while. Not let the unexpected completely throw you off track, examine your options and do the best with what you have! I will be in a cabin cuddled with the hubby till Sunday-I promise I am going to get out and hike the trails :)
Keep posting without me and be ready for your tale on Monday!!
Dont forget this weeks challenge-try a new activity or new food this week-remember you won't be successful if you arent doing something you love!
Thought for the day: If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Does anyone have any motivation to spare?? Actually for the last two nights I have worked out and it is truly a refreshing feeling to be moving again! I really really want to not be motivated and just go to bed tonite, but I know that to make changes I really have to make changes...does that make sense? I am still waiting for responses on ideas to increase our motivation.
My motivation is to fit into the pants that I bought that were a little tight when I bought them and are now too tight to wear. Remember when I talked about making sure you have a goal? Take time to visualize that goal, find a way to remember it (picture, statement, item in closet, etc) to keep your focus. Remember we are LOSER CHICKS and we can do this!

thought for the day:Theres a brand new me on the way!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The poll and the scale...

I am so excited that everyone is sharing their scale tale! I know one pound doesnt sound like much but average is 1/2 to 2 pounds per week, so you are all doing just fine. I noticed that the poll says most of us arent motivated...anyone have tips on how to change this? At my WW meeting last night I heard this: If you arent doing something you love, you won't be successful at it. Do you love what you are doing? What you are eating? How you are exercising? If not, find foods and activities that are more enjoyable to you-then you will be more motivated to continue and you will see more success.
Challenge: try at least one new food and one new activity this week and comment on what it was and if you liked it or not.
Thought for the day: If you lose one pound a week you will lose 52 pounds this how does only one pound sound now? :)

Monday, January 12, 2009


Don't forget today is your TALE FROM THE SCALE day! I hope you are all having great success!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Focus on the Family

What a crazy weekend! Even though the reason for our trip was sad, I had a really good time with my mom and sister in Arkansas. For this weekend my focus was on my family, not my food. Yes, I could have made much better choices. No, I am not excited to step on the scale. But I had a great time with my family and some of the best times were around food and some involves slurping and fly swatters! We had a special lunch today to celebrate Garrens baptism tonite-again time to focus on Family not on food. My focus on ME and to be successful will restart tomorrow. I did buy a new workout DVD to start doing with Shawn while in Arkansas.

Have a happy, focused, motivated, and successful week!
Dont forget-WEIGH IN TOMORROW!!!
Thought for today: I must set my mind on more important things than food!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This is the day...

This is the day that the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in matter how stressful the day may be!
Ladies I have had one crazy day and so goes the emotional eating side of me! I went a little crazy at dinner with some very thin crust pizza but it stopped there! I did not let the eating take over my night!
I will not be posting again until Sun night but I want to encourage you all to stay motivated this weekend and keep on posting in the comments for eachother. I have the ultimate stress eating test going on-I will be driving to Arkansas,for my wonderful uncles funeral. So this will be 2-3 days of nothing but eating out and staying at a hotel, not to mention just the general stress that goes along with this..BUT I know I gotta post when I get home so I am looking forward to what I want that post to say and I want to be proud of myself. Remember we must have a goal and a vision of us reaching that goal to be successful. Have a wonderful weekend-don't forget to log your exercise :)
Thought for the day: When God says it will work out, it works out!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Just my thoughts: When I had started the weigh in part I was only thinking of telling like gained 2 or lost 1.5 etc. It is up to each of you if you want to put your actual weekly weight. I dont want anyone to be uncomfortable by sharing, but some of us might do better if we actually see that full number each week as we get to write it and watch the numbers get smaller and smaller.

Tale From The Scale

Did everyone weigh yesterday? I thougt and forgot about posting!! I weighed and it wasn't great but it was definately better today. I look forward to hearing everyones Tale.
Thanks for all of the postings on Sunday. I completely agree with the comments that you have to give yourself treats or you wont stay on track. For me, right now if I give in to all of the "treats" I will never make progress, I tend to give myself an inch but end up taking a foot! The important part is the accountability with what you eat. If I did eat 4 peices of pizza on Sunday than I should probably skip the ice cream on Monday, but will I???? some of us can't do that yet-which is were our big problem is I think. I am by no means in no way necessarily selling the Weight Watchers plan but I will say that IT WORKS and that is what I am following now. The reason it works is that its truly not a diet that I do for a few days, lose alot of weight, eat again like normal, and gain twice as much back(been there done that, it was horrible) WW is all about lifetime lifestyle change, accountability, and portion and habits. You are can eat whatever you want you just have to be accountable for your choices. Ex. I can eat the pizza and count the points but I will choose to eat something lighter later that day. WW also teaches how to change and manage habits to help kick the emotional mindless eating that we tend to do. These are all things that can be done on our own. I truly dont care how you lose-it just needs to be safe, practical, and sustainable. So as you start this journey look at what you are doing with food now and see if it follows the three things above-if so then you go girl!! If not, please post and we will gladly help you find a healthier option. Happy Eating and have a Happy Week!!
Thought for the day: I'm not letting my stomach push me around anymore!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Wants, needs, and bikinis....

I wasn't going to post on Sundays, but I just felt the need to share and remind everyone tomorrow is "TALE FROM THE SCALE" day!
so for my title-Just wanted to share how my day went-Ladies I want to have success so bad that it is driving me crazy, but even with all the mental determination my goals and plans get lost in my emotions.
Let me start off by this morning I asked kid #1 if he wanted pizza today-of course yes was the answer. After church kid #1 still said yes but kid#2 says no way! I want subway-so here starts the delimma!
The WANT: I wanted pizza, I could taste it, smell it, picture it and the rolls that would follow on my plate
The NEED: I needed to eat a healty sub (with spinach to help my possible low iron to help keep me warm)
here is how bad my emotions took over-We went to the sub place got kid #1 and #2 a sub then proceeded to go next door and order a pizza for me and hubby. I even got caught on this venture by a fellow weight loss friend, and I really think seeing her seeing me is what got me to realize how emotionally off this was!
honestly ladies after this event and eating the pizza I realized that I honestly would rather have eaten the NEED instead of the WANT! after this event, I walked into a store (with a "light" WANT coffee drink in hand) and saw the new section of bikinis!
To get to my ultimate goal and close to a bikini I have got to let go of the WANTS and focus on the NEEDS. I say all of this to say there will be great days and bad days we just have to make sure the good out weigh the bad and that the bad are limited to a day, not a week, month, or the rest of the year. THIS, is why I started the LOSER CHICKS-for support and encouragement on days like these.
I will end by saying I am glad this day happened and it made me realize I cant do it alone and I need the FULL support of all those around me, around each of us to have success. Hubby is now on track with a goal of 60 lbs to lose and we have a plan in the works!
Have a blessed evening and happy day tomorrow-I look forward to your "Tale"

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Getting Started

So how is everyone doing so far this year? It is difficult to get started with a new routine, it is even more difficult to maintain the new routine...that is why we are here!!!
I have already had a rocky start with making good food choices and finding the time to work out, but I WANT THIS!! So I just have to focus on the outcome that I want to achieve. I went snow tubing in OKC which was fun until I had to carry not one, but two intertubes up a big flight of stairs. It made me mad that I was huffing and puffing after that, I am too young to be this out of shape. But, I am determined to to this, for ME, for my family, for my health and happiness.
Be sure to keep track of your exercise time for the CHALLENGE! A great way to add to your motivation is to already have a reward in place for when you reach your Feb. 14th goal-how about a manicure, a new shirt, or some jewelry? Something for YOU that you will enjoy.

Thought for the day: I want my life to be much more than food and drink!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year! Time for out with the old and in with the new! Not only is today the first day of 2009 it is also the First day of the rest of your life. Starting TODAY starting NOW start making the serious permanent changes to your lifestyle to improve your physical and emotional health. I am so excited that so many of you are joining me for this journey, I hope we can give each other the support and motivation needed to succeed.
CHALLENGE:I would like to start an exercise challenge From Jan. 1 to Feb.1
log in with your time spent in intentional activity each day. Log in daily or weekly-which ever works best for you. We are going off of the honor system here ladies! On Feb 1st I will add up who has logged the most activity minutes and we will have a winner with a prize.
So get ready, get set, go...and make today be the day you start being a LOSER Chick!

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TODAYS THOUGHT: There's a brand new me on the way!

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