Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hello In Japanese! :]  So today I went to a Japanese Hibachi restaurant & it was absolutely delicious!  It's pretty much my favorite- super fun, amazing food & relatively healthy! :]  What more can you ask for?!


Shred countdown: 1 more day!  Can't believe it...

So Biggest Loser tonight:  I'm pretty sure it goes without saying- Tracey = hmm.. let me think of an appropriate way to say this... JERK!  She disgusted me... I mean come on- how selfish can you be?!  Other than that I thought it was a great show.  The loyalty that all of the teammates showed towards Shay was so great... It's encouraging to think of despite some bad apples, how many wonderful people there are out there!

Shout-out to my sister Annie!- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :]

Today was a good day!  Ate healthy, got my workout in & had some fun in between.  I am super excited, because after working out consistently for the past month I have earned one of my landmark rewards- joining the gym by my house! :]  Woo hoo! I'm not gonna lie.. part of me is kind of nervous, because I dread I will be the "gym fatty" but I know that's not what it's about.  I need to walk in there with my head high & focus on my goals!

I absolutely loved Missy's blog post today!  Congratulations to her!- She has come so far & should be dang proud of herself!  I think it is so so important to recognize and reward yourself for your accomplishments.  I can't wait until the day I can look back on my journey smiling from ear to ear :]

Monday, September 28, 2009

Weigh In Day! (drumroll please...)

So because I missed Weight Watchers on Friday I was going to wait until the final day of the "shred challenge" to weigh in, but I gave up on that whole scenario. haha.

I just couldn't resist stepping on the scale this morning... Since I've been working my butt off it's hard not to want to see results, so I figured it was alright :]  However I WILL do my measurements & pictures on Wednesday for the grand finale of the shred.  I cannot believe the challenge is almost over.  I have never worked out this hard in my entire life... It has been such a mental and physical challenge for me!  & I am so proud of myself that I have been able to stick with it.  That dang Jillian sure is a butt kicker!

So to my thorough surprise and excitement!... I lost 4.4 lbs. this past week and a half!... That's more than my first week's loss.  I swear- I almost peed my pants. ALMOST!  I can't wait to see if the inches have been melting away along with the fat!  I am just so happy that I have committed to making this life changing decision.  It has been such a rollercoaster, but I know that in the end it will be worth every minute of it. 

SoOo... my walking/newly running shoes have been giving me blisters.  Do any of you wonderful bloggers have any ideas for some good, solid, comfortable shoes?!

I'm thinking these...

NOT! haha. The new Skechers-shape-ups...  If only it were so easy as to walk around in ginormous clown shoes to lose weight! :]

Have A Terrific Tuesday! :]

Friday, September 25, 2009

Viva South Africa!

So I completely forgot that I had an appointment this morning, so I had to miss my WW meeting.  I was not too thrilled about this, but I will get the update on what they talked about from my mom.  I absolutely love the meetings- they are like my rejuvenation for the upcoming week.  Boo for missing!  I will save my weigh-in day for the final day of the shred.  I am super excited to have almost conquered Jillian's challenge, but at the same time (I can't believe I'm saying this) I think am going to kinda miss it.  It's so motivating to have something specific that you are working towards.  But I will just have to pick something new :]

As I'm sure many of you know, right now Weight Watchers is doing the Lose For Good Campaign.  Depending on the weight loss of the members, WW will donate up to 1 million dollars! to help feed children and families who need it.  They are also holding food drives @ every meeting & other locations as well.  Did you know 1 out of every 6 children in America don't know where their next meal is going to come from?  I find this statistic absolutely devastating.

I think it's extremely important to be grateful for what you have.  I am so appreciative that I have been so blessed throughout my life!  When I went to South Africa a few years ago It was such a wake up call for me.  The extreme poverty deeply saddened me & made me want to make some kind of difference in the world.  I mean sure I have done volunteer work at homeless shelters & nursing homes, etc., but I wish I could do something bigger.  Until I find that opportunity to make a difference on a larger scale, I am going to make a strong effort to help others in small ways.  So that my friends is my new goal! :]

Here are some pictures from my South Africa trip.  Some of the best times of my life!...









Hope Everybody Is Having A Fantastic Friday! :]

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Adiós Fat Pants!

First of all, thanks for all of your support.  You are all so great, encouraging & inspiring! :]

So I've officially lost a pants size- borderline 2 sizes! :]  I'm pretty dang excited about this!  Woo hoo!  It's an incredible experience to watch yourself literally shrink.  I didn't think I really looked any different, but when I went out tonight with my cousin she right away said she noticed a huge difference.  That makes me feel great, because this can be such a tedious & slow process- It's nice to see some results!

However I am kind of nervous about my weigh in tomorrow @ Weight Watchers... I have worked my stinkin' butt off this week, but haven't seen any results on the corrupt & evil scale.  Oh well.. it is what it is.  I'm not worried about it, because I'm losing inches!

I hope everybody had a wonderful Thursday! :]

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Reveal...

Why have I chosen to make my blog "anonymous"?  What am I so afraid of?  What are the real reasons that I do not want to disclose my identity for all the world to see?  I know the reasons.. there are hundreds.  Mainly, I am embarrassed of what I have become.  I am humiliated by the fact that I have let things get out of hand and gained all of this weight.  I am devastated when I look in the mirror.  My feelings of self worth have diminished day by day.  I am saddened that I have allowed my health to get in the way of the things I have wanted to do in life.  I regret making poor decisions & not having the self control that I so desire.  I am under the constant stress of wondering what others may or may not be thinking of me.  I am a prisoner inside my own body.

This is no way to live life.  This is not me living up to my full potential. 

I have decided to make a promise to myself that I, from this point forward am going to live my life with dignity and respect.  I am on the path to a happier, healthier life & I am going to be proud of myself.  I will be happy with my accomplishments instead of thinking of what I could have done better.  I will love myself the way that I am.  I am not defined by my appearance, but rather who I am deep down inside- you hear that all of the time, but do you actually believe it?- I am going to.

As I wrote this blog post I was crying.  At first I thought it was because of all of the pain and hurt that I have dealt with most of the years of my life.  But now I'm beginning to realize that they may be tears of joy... I'm letting it all go & moving on.

Goodnight All!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pizza Anyone...?! :]

Today was a great day! :]  I didn't have to work which was a major plus!  I got some cleaning done, went grocery shopping & afterward  I ran on the treadmill.  No.. I don't think you understand- I, Katie, RAN!  I don't recall the last time I've come close to any gait near a run.  It wasn't easy and heaven knows it wasn't pretty, but I did it!  I was pretty gosh darn proud of myself! :]  I have tons of great workout music on my Iphone, which has really made working out so much more fun! 

So tonight I made homemade pizza on whole wheat pizza dough! (Thanks Kat!)  I used a recipe from one of my Weight Watchers cookbooks and just kinda souped it up a bit.  I made it with Mozzarella & Parmesan Cheese, Pepperoni, Turkey Italian Sausage, Green Pepper, Tomato & Onion. Yumm :]  It was absolutely delicious if I do say so myself!  A statement from my most intimidating critic (my mother of course): "This might just be the best pizza I've ever had!"  What more could I ask for?  I pleased the chef! :]  1 slice = 4  points- TOTALLY worth it to me!  Gosh I love pizza..*end of rant*
(The picture isn't the best- it kind of looks burnt,
but it's the whole wheat pizza dough- I promise!)

I hope everybody had a great weekend!  
Thanks for all of your kind words & encouragement! :]

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 20 Check In! :]

SoOoO... today marks 20 days of shredding & healthy eating! :] I feel absolutely fantastic & I am so excited about my new life!

Here are my current stats & pictures after 20 days of shredding!

Bust- 53" (1/2 inch loss)
Waist- 45.5" (2 inch loss!)
Hips- 58" (same)
Thigh- 32.5" (1/4 inch loss)
Arm- 19" (1/2 inch loss)
Total Inches Lost:  3 1/4 inches
20 Day Grand Total:  8 1/4 inches! :]

Starting Weight: 315 lbs.
Weight After 10 Days Of Shredding: 309.4 lbs.
Current Weight:  306.6 lbs.
Weight Loss: 2.8 lbs.
20 Day Grand Total:  8.4 lbs! :]

Pictures From Day 1 Of The Shred:

Updated Pictures After 20 Days Of Shredding: 


I'm off to work out!  Kind of late, but it's all good :] 
 I love my life.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Dinner turned out great! :]  Here it is:

Barbecue Chipotle Meatloaf (4 points)-

Baked Vegetables (2 points)-

Cheddar Mashed Potatoes w/ Scallions & Bacon Bits (3 points)-

All for a grand total of 9 points! :]

Well.. I'm off to work out! :]  I'm hoping Jillian is kind & compassionate tonight (hah yeah right!).

Have A Great Night Everyone! :]

I like to move it move it! :]

Wow... the shred was a killer last night!  I was not motivated at all to get off my butt and do it, but after I made the decision to "get er' done" I figured I would make it a really hardcore workout!  It's the hardest I've worked out so far & I was so surprised with my stamina!  I cannot believe how quickly consistent exercise can transform your body & energy level!- It's absolutely incredible.  I am so happy & excited about it! :]  Then later on when I worked out on the treadmill I decided to up the speed quite a bit & I was once again dumbfounded.   
Woo hoo for my new "love" of exercise!- I feel amazing.

After making it a goal to incorporate breakfast into my life I have been pretty consistent.  @ my Weight Watchers meeting yesterday my leader quoted the saying "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper!"  In the past I have come home from work so hungry & tired, which is when I would eat the most.  I have tried to change this up by making breakfast my biggest meal of the day-  huge change for me!  It has worked!  I don't find myself craving as many snacks throughout the day & I feel so much more satisfied.  My breakfast this morning:

Peanut butter & banana on a whole wheat bagel (I ate 1/2), fruit salad (strawberries, raspberries, grapes & apples), & vanilla yogurt with granola.  The only thing I managed to eat all of was the yogurt, but I tried.


Subway... yummm! :]  I get turkey on whole wheat, no cheese, extra lettuce, tomatoes & a little bit of light mayo.  Then I crunch a few garden salsa sun chips on top. Delicious! :]

On the menu for dinner tonight out of my Weight Watchers "Comfort Classics" & "New Complete Cookbook"  is:  Confetti Meatloaf with Cajun Barbecue Sauce, Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes & Baked Vegetables.  We'll see how it turns out- my poor guinea pig family :]

I hope everybody is having an absolutely fantastic day!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Goodbye 2.8 lbs! :]

Today was my Weight Watchers meeting for the week- fabulous as usual :]  We talked about red light foods (ones that are irresistible) & how it is perfectly fine to have them in moderation.  My leader encouraged each of us to make a list of our red light foods & to calculate the points values for each so that when we do eat them we are aware of the "damage".  haha. She didn't word it that way, however that's my version of it.

I will have to brainstorm a list for myself over this next week, however I would have to say my biggest weakness of all would have to be PIZZA! :]  I haven't really had any since I started eating healthy simply because It is absolutely irresistible to me!  I don't know what it is- It's a love of mine.  I hope that I will find a way to incorporate it into my life without going overboard.  So far my best bet has been either Weight Watchers Smart Ones or Lean Cuisine pizzas :]  Works for me..

When I weighed in at the meeting I was down 2.8 pounds for the week.. I am very happy with that! :]  I've got to admit... It's sometimes hard to be patient with weight loss (actually most of the time!).  When I think of the grand scheme of things & that I still have 150 lbs. left to lose, it can be kind of depressing.  I know that I have to fight these thoughts, but it's really hard.  However, I will stay strong and remain positive!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Weight Loss Goals :]

GOAL: The result or achievement toward which effort is directed.

I am going to remind myself of this definition as I go about my weight loss journey.  Some people set goals which are not attainable & when they don't accomplish them they feel they have failed.  I have spent too much of my life feeling like a failure & having a lack of self worth, so I refuse to ever let a goal that is unaccomplished bring me down.  I strongly believe that goals are of great importance as a motivational tool, as well as a way to keep you on track- nothing more than that!  So here they are:

Daily Goals:
  • Workout 5-6 days a week (including resistance training 3 times per week)
Reward: After committing to it for 1 month- I join the Wisconsin Athletic Club :]
  • Take the dogs for a daily walk.
Reward: Well behaved dogs! :]
  • Track & write down what I eat each day.
  • No soda! 
Reward: Having teeth when I'm older :]
  • Blog each day about my weight loss journey.
Reward: My blogging friends inspirational comments & motivation!
  • Drink 6 8oz. glasses of water each day.
  • Eat 5 servings a day of fruits/vegetables.
  • Take a daily vitamin.

Short-Term Goals:
  •   Lose at a rate of 1 and a half - 2 pounds a week.
  •   Lose 20 lbs. by November 3rd, 2009
Reward:  $50 Shopping spree (clothes) for every 20 lb. loss.

Long-Term Goals:
  • Incorporate running into my daily workout routine.
  • Reach my goal weight of 155 lbs. by: April 14th, 2011 (my birthday)
Reward:  I couldn't possibly think of a greater reward than reaching this goal!  What a great gift it will be! 
I will update my goals as I go along.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just For You Missy! :]

Here's my beloved necklace I won last night! :]  I never win anything- go me!
Here is one I thought about buying, but didn't. Good story... I know :] haha. 

Have A Great Day Everybody!!! :]

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Didn't Eat Enough....?

Today was weird... I just wasn't hungry.  I used hardly any of my points (which I know is not necessarily a good thing).  However, I will take THIS over being really hungry any day!  SoOo... I ate a nice, big, healthy dinner & took care of some of those dang points!

Tonight was really fun :]  I went to a Lia Sophia (jewelry) party with an old friend.  It was great to catch up with her & I really enjoyed looking @ the jewelry!  The best part of it all.... I won a free ($50) necklace! :]  Woo hoo!  I was super excited about it.. It's really pretty!
Well I've gotta go work out!  But I leave you all with a couple pictures of my 2 little chihuahua "children"! :]



Have a great night everybody! :]

Monday, September 14, 2009

Life Is Great!

I just can't get over how much my life has changed these past few weeks!  Since being on weight watchers, working out & eating healthy I have been in a better mood, lost weight, inches, & I have so much more energy!  Having this weight loss blog has been so motivational mainly because of all of you cheering me on.  Changing my lifestyle has been one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, & everybody's encouragement and uplifting comments have really helped push me along and have kept me positive!  Thank you all :]  It's also so inspirational to read all of your blogs- It's so nice to know you are not alone... that there are other people with your same struggles.  Good luck to you all- you are doing an amazing job & you should be so proud of yourself for caring enough about yourself to turn your life around.

That's really what it boils down to... how much do you care about yourself?  I sadly enough throughout these past years have lost so much of my self worth.  I suppose I didn't think I was really worth taking care of & that I was so far off track that I could never possibly be successful in regards to my health.  How ridiculous!  It's never too late... & I am SO worth changing my life over!  It makes me sad to think that I have "wasted" so many years of my life not being able to live up to my full potential.  But It's time to move on... It's time to forget the past and focus on the future.  Easier said than done, but I truly believe that I can do this!  I deserve it & owe it to myself :]

For BREAKFAST (which is a new meal for me)- I had a whole wheat bagel with peanut butter and jelly on it.  Lunch- Weight Watchers Smart One Meal (Quesadilla).  & for dinner I'm making whole wheat spaghetti with turkey meatballs.  I worked out this morning & I'll be doing the shred later on :]

I hope everybody is having a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


So... I officially STINK at eating breakfast!  I know I know... "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" blah blah blah!  That doesn't help.. I need ideas to make me more motivated to actually eat it.  Any ideas?  :]

Today was a great day- I got a lot of cleaning done, worked out & ate well.

The End!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Woo Hoo!

Today marks the second week of me being on Weight Watchers.  I wasn't thrilled about getting up this morning to head off to the meeting, but once I was there It was great!  I can't even get over how hilarious my leader is... I feel like I'm paying to see a stand up comedian, who just so happens to have great healthy eating & weight loss tips!  It's absolutely fantastic! :]  I was a little worried about weigh in this morning, because of my little "slump" that I had this week, but I was very happy with the results.  I'm down 2 more lbs. :]  

This was a wonderful learning experience for me, because after last weekend I was so ticked off at myself for making poor eating choices & not working out.  This just proved to me that you can't let two stinkin' days dictate how you are going to live the rest of your week- It's not the end of the world.  Thanks for reminding me of that ladies!

Oh yeah... did I mention that my mom joined the program with me?  I was pretty excited about it, because it's always more fun to do something with somebody else :]  My mom is good friends with a lady who attends our same meeting, so afterward we went out for lunch.  We went to Ruby Tuesdays & I had the salad bar with two turkey minis.  It was delicious & I felt great afterward- not too full!

I have a lot of energy today & have decided I am going to work out like a mad lady tonight!  I am so happy with my results after the first 10 days of the shred & healthy eating :]  I can't wait to keep it up & shed the rest of these pounds and inches!  Woo Hoo!


Day 10 Of The Shred :]

I'm happy to say I have officially overcome my "slump!"
I have been shredding my butt off, walking, & doing my Wii Fit! :]  I feel fantastic!

I can't believe today marks day 10 of the Shred Challenge!  I've never worked out this hard in my life & I am so happy with the results- mainly in the way that I feel! :]  Thanks to everyone for supporting me- It really means a lot!

Here are my current stats after 10 days of shredding & healthy eating:

Bust- 53.5" (1/2 inch loss)
Waist- 47.5" (3 inch loss!)
Hips- 58" (1/2 inch loss)
Thigh- 32.75" (3/4 inch loss)
Arm- 19.5" (1/4 inch loss)
  Total Inches Lost:  5 inches! :]

Starting Weight: 315lbs.
Current Weight: 309.4 lbs.
Total Weight Loss: 5.6 lbs! :]

Updated Pictures:

haha... I actually look worse in these pictures than in the beginning, because of the camera angles.  You can't really see well, but my pants are also getting really baggy, which is exciting :]

Congratulations Everyone On Your Accomplishments & Results! Goodnight!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Days...? More Like Crappy Days! :/

So I have a confession...  There is a reason I have not blogged these past few days... they have been downright crappy!  I had a migraine & cramps... I haven't been working out consistently & my eating habits have been nothing to write home about.  However, I'm going to try super hard not to let this one weekend of weakness bring me down.  I'm really sad & disappointed in myself that I let it happen, but whatever... I've just gotta get over it & move on.

Tomorrow is a new day! & It WILL be great! :]

Friday, September 4, 2009

Goodbye 4 lbs! :]

So... today was my first weight watchers meeting.  It went great!  My leader is absolutely hilarious- I totally love her!  The facility is adorable- super colorful & bright!  & the group of people were super supportive and fun.  The best part of it all- I lost 4 lbs. this week :]
I had kind of a humbling experience while I was there... the girl behind me at weigh-in was super duper skinny and adorable.  I was kind of wondering what in the heck she was doing there... trying to make everybody feel like garbage or what?  During the meeting (she was sitting across the room from me)... I thought "maybe she's just here for some kind of confidence booster or something."  I'm not gonna lie... she kinda subconsciously ticked me off.  THEN our meeting leader announced that we had something to celebrate today!-  somebody had reached their lifetime goal... well you'll never guess who it was...???  Her of course!  She has been a member for a long time and has lost 60 pounds!  I felt absolutely horrible... how dare I judge somebody-  how dare I do the same darn thing that I worry people are doing to me.  As I said it was actually quite humbling & I'm glad I had the experience.  I am usually not a judgmental person whatsoever, but I have challenged myself to become better & I encourage everyone else to do the same :]

Well I'm off to work out! :] Hope Everybody Is Having A Fabulous Day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Energizer Bunny! :]

As I blogged about earlier today, I really really had to push myself to exercise (shred) this afternoon.  But after that was all said and done and I got off my butt and did it anyways...  I have been like an energizer bunny ever since.  I shredded & then took my dog for a walk.  Then later on when I got home for the night I was for some odd reason motivated enough to work out on the treadmill AND do Wii Fit.  I feel like a little kid who had one too many pixy stix!  Yet I wouldn't trade it for the world... I haven't had this much energy in probably over 8 years- It's incredible!

My 1st Weight Watchers meeting is tomorrow morning :]  I'm pretty excited about it... it seems quite a few fellow bloggers have had a ton of success on the program & I'm hoping for the same outcome!  I decided to wait the extra couple of days and use tomorrow as my weigh in day as well.  I'm kind of nervous about that part... but we shall see- it is what it is.  Wish Me Luck!...

Goodnight! :]

Workin' My Butt Off... Literally.

So today I did NOT want to work out.  I thought of a million reasons that I couldn't, or didn't have time, or "I'm already so sore", I need to this- I need to do that.  Well it was all bull crap!  I kicked myself in the butt and did it anyway! :]  I am most proud of myself today, because this was the first time I had to really really push myself to exercise.  I didn't realize that the honeymoon phase would be over so quickly, however It just makes it into more of a challenge for me. And I love challenges! :]  (ask my parents).  haha.  I took my dog for a walk this afternoon at a much faster pace than usual... he definitely noticed the difference, because I was basically dragging him half way through.

On The Menu For Tonight!:
Spinach Fettuccine with Chicken and Broccoli. Yumm :]
Makes 4 Servings-
1 Bunch Broccoli Rabe, cleaned and chopped
6 ounces spinach fettuccine
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 (4-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 head radicchio, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1.  In a large pot of boiling water, cook the broccoli rabe 2 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl.  In the boiling water, cook the fettuccine according to package directions; drain.

2.  In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil.  Add the chicken, salt, oregano, and red pepper and saute until cooked through, 4-5 minutes on each side.  Transfer to plates.

3.  In the skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil; saute the onion and garlic until tender, 3-4 minutes.  Stir in the broccoli rabe and radicchio; cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 4-5 minutes.  Add the fettuccine, then sprinkle with the cheese and black pepper.  Serve topped with the chicken and sprinkled with the basil.

Per Serving:  (1/4 of pasta with 1 chicken breast):  Points Value- 7.

I just got the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook & I totally love it!  It has tons of wonderful, healthy recipes that I am looking forward to cooking! :]
Hope Everybody Is Having A Wonderful Day! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Day 2 Of The Shred!

I just got done working out a little while ago & I feel absolutely amazing!  I really pushed myself tonight & it was great!  Every time I was tempted to rest I would think about what Jillian says... when it burns the most you are burning the most (something to that effect).  Woo!  I'm excited for the next 28 days, but more than anything I'm excited that this is the beginning of the rest of my life!  I'm so happy that I've committed myself to making healthy decisions :]  It is so empowering to feel in control of your body & to actually feel good about yourself.
Goodnight All!


P.S:  It seemed my pants were looser this morning.  I was super excited!  It's only been about a week... is that even possible?!  Well I'm not complaining! :]  Woo Hoo!


So today... I kind of.... ate a burrito the size of my head. 
I went out to lunch @ Chipotle with a couple of my friends & I told myself I would only eat half of the burrito (Tortilla, Chicken, Black Beans, Rice, Pico De Gallo, Cheese, Sour Cream & Lettuce).  Well.. the good news is that I DID only eat part of it.  The bad news... :(  I ate the rest shortly after.  Boo me!  I did however learn a lesson from this disaster- IT'S NOT WORTH IT!  I have been feeling so good & energetic lately and the ginormous burrito stole that from me.  What nerve!  Well It won't be happening again... that is "fo sho" :]

I worked late tonight, so I'm working out rather late as well.  But I am committed to working out long and hard tonight to work off today's "mistake (a.k.a. ginormous burrito)".  hehe.

Jillian, Here I Come! :]

 Have a great night everybody!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I Thought I Was Going To Die...

Well by the headline of today's blog you may think I had a usual near death experience, such as almost getting hit by a bus or falling off a ladder or being bucked off by a horse.  Well I am not referring to any of those things- my near death experience was.... the Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred DVD.  Goodness gracious!  The woman was a nazi.  I thought it was never going to end- I suspect her voice will haunt me in my dreams :]  "strength, cardio, abs, strength, cardio, abs" over and over and over!  I knew it was going to be bad when I went to the bookstore to pick up the DVD... I asked a lady for help, because I couldn't find it and when I told her what I was looking for she said "Ohhh dear.. I love Jillian, but she is evil!" 

Don't Let The Smile Fool You! ;]

On the flip side- I felt incredible afterward.  I was rejuvenated & actually had more energy when I was finished- enough that I then worked out on the treadmill.  I can't say I necessarily look forward to the next 29 days, but I know it will be well worth it! :]  Thanks Syl!

Daily Food Journal:
Breakfast- Oatmeal
Lunch- Peanut Butter & Jelly and Vanilla Yogurt
Snack- Salad
Dinner- Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Broccoli

Thanks for everyone's support! :]  It is much appreciated!  Goodnight All!

30-Day Shred Challenge!

So today is the day.... (dun DUN dun)!  Let the fun begin!  It's shred time :]  I'm doing the Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred with a group of fellow bloggers & it starts today!  I can't say that I'm necessarily "excited"- that wouldn't be the right word.  As with any workout I am most excited for the results not necessarily the process to achieve them! :] hehe.  But with the support of my friends, family & fellow bloggers I know that I will get where I want to be.  This is the beginning of a lifetime goal of mine to be happy & healthy.  It's sure to be a long and rocky road, but I am excited and optimistic about the journey ahead.

Oh dear... here are the much dreaded stats & pictures:
Bust- 54"
Waist- 50.5"
Hips- 58.5"
Thigh- 33.5"
Arm- 19.75"

I'll use my same (yucky) pictures that I just took the other day, because I look the same :]
Well I'm off to work-  I will blog later after my workout!
Have A Great Day!