Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Changes.. Possibly?

Well, Tonight I may make a decision to change a few things about what i'v been doing, Nothing bad It actually be for the better, But A Friend of mine's Mom has been in a program Called "TOPS" Which is basically the same thing as Weight Watcher, Only a lot cheaper and a lot more affordable, Its 35 Dollar a YEAR.. And 3 Dollar Per Meeting.. Compared to Weight Watchers being 20 Dollars a WEEK.. Which is not a huge deal, However if i can save the extra money that would be great, From reading up on there website, to me it sound better, The meetings seemed to be more Beneficial in the aspect that the members seem to Participate more then we do in WW Meetings.

So, Tonight im going to check out a free meeting to see if i would enjoy the meetings better then my WW ones :) If not no big deal but if i do enjoy them more, I will be making the switch, However I will Only make the switch once i receiving  the new Material From Weight watchers, Apparently a few changes are going to be happening in December so, I'll be waiting to find out about that. Because the Great thing about Tops, is your able to follow whatever plan you would like, Hench why i'll still be doing my Weight watchers Points, The only difference is i'll be getting the support somewhere else for a lot cheaper and Most likely the same type of Support. 

So I'll most definitly let you guys know what i think tonight, I Hope it works out just from there website and everything it seems Like something id enjoy more, Dont get me wrong I LOVE WEIGHT WATCHERS i do, However I really wish the meetings Allowed more time for Members to Participate rather then just the leader doing all the talking and having very little time for Members. 

We shall See i'll let you guys all know tonight once the meeting is done, Im going to the gym right after so I'll definitely  let you guys know after that :) 

thank you all for your support,
Love you all :)

Total Weight Loss to date: 29.8lbs

Saturday, 26 November 2011

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

Weight in Went great :) 2.8 Lbs Down this week, Which feel's amazing:) bringing me to a total of 29.8lbs. I feel amazing knowing that i have accomplished this so far, I'm doing this for nothing but my self and i keep going forward with it, After our Meeting today we, Went to the Gym, I had an amazing work out in which i pushed my self even more today :) Which is great..Im one step closer to my "Christmas Goal" I would like to loose a total of 40 Pounds before Christmas :) The way im going I believe I can Succeed this goal.
Thank you all for your Continued support, your Encouragement, your all Keeping me strong with out you all i couldn't do this, So I would like to thank you all So very much.

Love you all. 

Total Weight Loss to date 29.8lbs!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

A Change In my Weight in days!

Hey Everyone ;)
I know that most of you are usually looking forward to my updates about how much I lost in the week, However Im going to be switching my days to Saturday :) Its just easier for me to get to and from my meetings :) Also, doing it this way because i can then go to the gym right after the meeting :)

Things are going great  :) Today will be my 3rd day in a row at the gym, I'm suppose to be taking a day break in between, But I This week i haven't felt the need for the little break, I'll be going back tomorrow as well as Saturday so that will make it 5 days in a row :) GO me!

I love the gym I really do it feels amazing to push my self to new limits each day.

So,I just wanted to give a quick update :) But things are going well, I notice new changes daily.. I feel great and the feelings keep getting greater & Greater, Thank you all for your support!!

Total Weight Loss to date: 27lbs 

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Thought's And Feelings!

Things have been going great, Been religiously going tot he gym every second day :) I feel amazing I really do, I have so much more energy, and the thought at i'll have much much more as i the weight keeps going it's such a great feeling, Noticing the changes is such a great feeling too, Last night I put my winter Jacket on i bought last year, Its now FLOATING on me.. It too big, I can make it work for this year ( I dont want to buy one this year ) since this one is BRAND NEW... But its super big.. Lots of room.. Its a great feeling.. Its such a great feeling seeing my clothes fit better then the did before, Things are getting much looser etc :)

But other then that I just wanted to give a little update :) xoxo 
Thank you so much for your support

Total weight loss to day 27lbs 

Thursday, 17 November 2011


Wow wow wow, There is nothing that feels better then the feeling of accomplishments.. Being as heavy as I have and loosing 27lbs to some people might not be a huge accomplishment but for me.. That is HUGE, Yes.. I still have a long way to go.. I totally get that.. BUT 27 Pounds is amazing for me.. Iv stuck by the program and been doing things right Since September 29th,& It feels AMAZING to be able to say that iv lost The amount I have.. 

Tonight, I went to the mall for the first time in 6 Years, OK.. Let me clear that up, Iv been to the mall, But not FAR into the mall, Id park at the entrance and run it for whatever i wanted, But if it was in the middle of the mall, I'd find somewhere else to go, Tonight was totally different i went threw the mall went into stores, And enjoyed it... But here is the REAL KICKER!

For the first time in years :) I'm able to shop for bra's at La Senza Again, That is an amazing feeling.. There are so many little things i noticed tonight and I can't even tell you guys how GREAT I feel, and the best part of it all, is i know these feelings and the accomplishments are going to continue to grow!

I have set my self, A small Additional Goal, That kind of goes into my 10% :) I'd  Like/Love to loose, 40 pounds TOTAL Weight Loss by Christmas, Can i do it I think so :) That's only 13 Pounds :) IM definitely goign to shoot for it.. IF i don't make it that's okay!! But Its something I'm Aiming for! 

Thank you all for your Support I seriously couldn't do it with out the Help and Support and all your words of Encouragement <3 Thank you all For supporting me and Please keep on doing what your doing because its all working.. I seriously couldn't of done it with out you guys!!

Total Weight Loss To Date: 27lbs :)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Exercise Equipment.. No Good? I Beg to differ..

Going on my Third time at the gym tonight :) excited! Just waiting on my sister to be ready, Which is a good idea since i just had supper be nice to let it settle a little before I start working out..

So Mom had her free personal Trainer Session on Monday, Which after her experience i  Immediately cancelled my appointment on Friday with him, The reason for this is... He told her that using the gym Equipment was useless, and not good for you.. Which ok.. I understand everyone has there right to what works and what does not work. But to tell a paying GYM Customer that using the GYM EQUIPMENT IN THE GYM  USELESS? Umm Hello, Are you trying to drive a paying customer out? My mom can get her money back within 10 days if she doesn't like the gym.. It's almost made her want to do it, But she wont because its not worth what this guy says.. 

Anyway.. He spent 2 hours showing her how to Exercises you could do at home..Sorry but i go to the gym to use the Equipment, I'll do my squats at home thank you very much.. This guy was a total douche bag!!

Anyway, That's my Rant on that.. I don't think it was right.. I would of kept the Appointment if i knew he was going to teach me how to properly use the Equipment ect, but if he wasn't going to do that then its a waste of my time! 

Weight in is tomorrow!! Im super excited, Iv done alot of activity this week and hoping I did Loose something :) If I at least lost .3 of a pound I'll be at the 25 Pound mark which entitles me to a Charm, Which is an amazing feeling, Im Getting up to my 10% Pretty soon, About  12 Pounds away from my 10% :) Amazing feeling!!

Will Let you know how I fair out tomorrow :)

Lots of love & and Soon to be Sweaty Monica <3 LOL

Weight Loss to date :) 24.8lbs :) 

Monday, 14 November 2011

What Do YOU eat?? (Requested)

I was requested to write an entry about, what kind of things I eat in a day, So here it is:)

First off.. I eat 3 Meals a day, Breakfast, Lunch, Supper & I try to have at least 2 Snacks in there as well :) I watch Label's  A LOT.. Things I Look at are the Fat Content, I try to buy lower fat items,I watch the Sodium intact on everything.

Drinks: WATER WATER WATER, I Drink Pretty much nothing but water in a day, When I look for Juices I look for 100 % Pure JUICE, With No Sugars Added. However, i Limit my Juice intake in a day, I will have my Juice with My Breakfast, and Supper time. Limiting my self to 250ML (1 Cup ) Of Juice... However, Since my food intake is on a point type system. There are days Where I maybe 2 Cups Of Juice In one Sitting, So that i can get those extra Points.

Pop: No Longer really Exist in my Diet, I will have SOME once in a while, However I never have any I like in the house,I will have a  Some At a Restaurant (Sometimes, Or On an Occasion if i REALLY get that feeling for the "Fuzzyness" However.. In the last 7 Weeks, I can count on one hand how many times if had pop. I Limit it VERY MUCH.. Its not something i drink daily.

Pop Alternatives: There is a Product, I Purchased at Costco Called "Sparkling Ice" Which is  a Carbonated Spring Water. They have Flavors like, Lemon Lime, Orange Mango, Black Raspberry. They Are Zero Calories, Gluten Free, Caffeine Free, And Sweetened with Splenda Now, There is always a great Debate about Splenda, And if its healthy or not for you. But this is also something I treat, Like Juice.. They Sell the Cases in 24 Bottles.. They are about 2 Cups each Bottle.. In one sitting i'll have 1 Cup. It gives a nice Pop Taste, With that Fizz.. It's really good!

Now On to what a Typical Meal Looks Like.

Breakfast: Eggs ( Scrambled, Poached ) One  or the other.
                   Turkey Bacon (3 Slices)
                    Toast (Sometimes Not everyday) I Don't want to eat TOO much bread, So if i know im having bread alot during the day i'll skip out on the Bread During Breakfast
                    Greek Yogurt (Amazing) I will never go back to Regular Yogurt again, I find Greek Yogurt to be much more filling and a thicker Consistency, As must try if you have not tried before!
                     Smoothies My Smoothies are Pretty Simple, (Frozen Berry's No sugars added, Or Any Type of Fruit, With 1 cup of Milk, However.. I'v notice that The Juice I buy makes a GREAT tasting Smoothie.. So I'v now been making them with 1 Cup of My Juice.

I Typically Choose, at least 3 or 4 of these for a Breakfast, As I said above, With Weight Watchers, your on a point System. So for me to get my points in, I usually have to have a little bit of everything.  So 2 Eggs ( 4 Points) Turkey Bacon (3 Slices) 3 Points, Then Some Juice at 3 points makes my Breakfast 10 points. 

Lunch: I struggle, With what to have on this one, So Most Days, Im having Soup.. I make my own soup so that I can Lower the Sodium Intake..
I'll have a sandwich sometimes with the soup, Or i'll have a Dinner Roll, Or something like, that Sometimes, I'll add in a Smoothie in there. But Lunches are usually pretty Plan, Sometimes, I'll have left over's from supper the night before to change it up.

Supper: I Tend to eat lots of Chicken, Veggies, Potatoes.. I'll throw in some different meats like Pork chops, Steak, Hamburger.. Meals are pretty Plane, I'm still working on find different meal ideas that are healthy ect :) You can really eat anything you want it just has to be in Portions. 

Desserts: I Tend to Get a lot of the Weight Watcher type Deserts, They are lower in fat, Pretty tasty and Usually pretty low in point.. 

Snacks: I'll have My Weight Watcher Snacks, Like Pretzel Crips (you can purchase these at the grocery store, They are amazing good, Come in many different Flavors, POPCORN, Low Fat Pop Corns with Light Butter are not bad, the brand i have for the personal Packages.. It's 3 points for the hole bag! 

Hope this helps some of you, My food its pretty boring at the moment, Im still Learning new things, and new Recipes! 

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Gym Tallk, Changes

First, off the gym was amazing :) Had a great work out was there for about an hour 15 mins :) Felt great!!! Going back tomorrow, I'll Go every Second day, But going back tomorrow because my mom has a meeting with a personal trainer ( I also have one but mines only on Friday) It's complimentary with the Membership. Anyway So, I'll Be Going Tomorrow, Wednesday,Friday.. Then Most Likely Saturday :)

But the Main reason for my entry tonight is because.. I want to talk about Changes, My Feelings How im feeling over all :)

First off, I feel AMAZING, Knowing that im doing something so good for my health Feels un freaking believable,But I'm starting to notice little changes in my body, I feel Lighter (Obviously) But.. a few weeks ago, I COULDN'T put my Engagement ring on any finger other then the finger it's meant to go on, Tonight i was playing around.. And I'm able to LITTERLY put it on every finger now, I'm noticing Tummy changes, Just being able to reach differently ect.. One big Change iv notice is, The Seat belt in our car< I use to Struggle to get it on (When I say Struggle, It was just very Tight) I Now can Put the seat belt on and it not Being Tight anymore!!

Soo Many Great Changes, So Many Great things to feel amazing about :)

Total Weight Loss To Date: 24.8lbs 

Kicking it up a Notch!

I'm Kicking things up a Notch, I Joined the Gym :) I'm Officially A Member of Good Life Fitness, I started thinking, I'm Getting tired of just doing the Elliptical and Would like to do other things as well, So I looked into Curves.. I Loved Curves years ago, LOVE it.. Loved the Atmosphere & the simple fact that it was Women only was a great thing, ( I feel very Intimated by  Gyms, Seeing Skinny people, Embarrassed almost ya no)
Loosing 24.8lbs, Has given me that Kick of confidence I need, NOT 100 Percent but enough that I know i need to start to kick things up a notch :)

We will be going for our first work out tonight :) I'm so excited, Got my new gym bag ready to go :) Water Bottle Chilling in the fridge :) Woo..

As the day's pass & time growing closer and closer to our Wedding, I Keep Trying to picture my self at the wedding, But I really can't picture my self, I'm hoping there will be a noticeable difference in my weight-loss;) Of course I can't Expect Miracles but In time everything will Fall into Place,

I have to admit, Even tho I have not gained in the last few weeks, The last 2 weeks have been rather Ruff for me, Not that I lost complete focus, but I was loosing some sorta, Focus and Joining the Gym, Has Regained My Focus again, Making me feel GREAT again..It's Just put my mind back where i'v been wanting it :)

Anyway I have have to get some house work done around the house <3 Love you all and Thank you all for your Support!

Total Weight loss to date: 24.8 LBS

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Amazed :)

Here, We are 6 Weeks in :) Going on my 7th Week, I have lost a total of 24.8 Pounds, I feel amazing, I know I still have Plenty more to go, But every single pound counts.. I amaze my self because  I have done what most, Think about doing..But no.. Not me i'm Doing.. and I'm going to keep going :) <3! 

I wanted to give you all a quick update on my progress, I'm doing great.. Before the Weather Starts to get SUPER cold, Im starting to do some walks :) Wish i did this before because im ENJOYING walking a lot more now.. When the Snow hits, Im not going to want to be out there much, but that's what the elliptical is for :) Anyway guys :) Total Weight Loss this Week was 5.3 Pounds :)

Total Weight Loss to Date: 24.8lbs :) (That means .3 away from the 25 Pounds Charm from weight Watchers <3!! Ekk!

Thank you for the continued Support!

Total Weight Loss to Date: 24.8lbs :) (That means .3 away from the 25 Pounds Charm from weight Watchers <3!! Ekk!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

It's Okay!

We'll weight in was today :) I'm acting writing from Weight Watchers right now, waiting for the meeting to start! To my surprise, I didn't gain weight which surprised me my week was just bad!!! But I lost .3 of a pound clearly not much, but I'm glad I didn't gain!!! 
None the less I know what I did wrong 
And I'll work harder this week :) 

None the less I do feel good about not gaining and loosing a weee bit!!

Total weight loss to date: 19.5lbs 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

You are so inspirational!!!

"You are so Inspirational", "Your so Inspiring".... two phrases I hear pretty much daily, and it was just today when I finally realized, why you all say this.

Being an overweight person, Things, task, everyday life can be a task in itself.. Pushing your self to new limits is a task, Changing your life in anyway shape or form can be such a huge task.

A Lifestyle change tho.. That's pretty dam Major, That's changing everything... Its changing your whole LIFE.. Hence "Life Style Change"

With all that being said, I have Overcome my fear of "Change", I have Started eating 3 meals a day with snacks. I'm eating my Weight watcher Points & Staying within the Points I'm given. I'v cut out all junk food, fast food.. Mc Donald's who? Pop is gone.. Water  is my best friend.. Exercise, Its also part of my daily life now.
I'm in bed at 12:30-1A.M Nightly, Waking up early in the mornings. My life has done a complete 360 in the matter of weeks..

So when you tell me i'am "Inspirational" Or "Inspiring" I think I get it now, Back to my reason above, being overweight doing simple things can be a challenge and when Exercise,Diets, or LIFE STYLE Changes come in the picture.. I think most overweight people would agree.. They are scary words. But I have overcome those words, Im still Over coming them.. I'm not out of the water yet, But I'am a hell of a lot closer then I have ever been.. 

Thank you all for your Continued support with out the support,I'd still be eating poorly, no exercise and be in a coffin a lot sooner then i want to be.
Thank you for Believing in me,Thank you for giving me the strength to keep going. Words never seem like a lot sometimes, but to me they mean everything and i seriously wouldn't be where i'am today. 

I will fight this.. I will Promise to Love my self to the fullest, And keep doing what im doing..

Thank you again <3

Lots of love Monica

Weight Loss to date: 19.2lbs. *Weight in tomorrow guys* I'm not expecting a huge drop but it be nice to make it to at least 20 Pounds loss :)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A Struggling fight with myself.

Since the weekend, I feel like im loosing all focus, I feel like iv done nothing but eat poorly, (I have not eaten that bad, I will admit iv had a few "treats") But I have  Stayed within my Weight Watchers Points.. With a lot of decision's and stress from the weekend and coming into the beginning of this week, I feel overwhelmed with stress.

Im trying to get back on track and leave the crap behind me, and get back into the mind frame I was in weeks ago, I'm sure i'll get there.. Im sure.. Things just seem so much harder the last few days, My time on the Elliptical, seems like im on there forever, Seems like more of a harder fight to stay on.. I do but im struggling for that Motivation i had A few weeks ago..

With everything i'll get thru this and i'll come out on top, Baby steps. I have to realize this is part of the Journey and its not going to be Happy times.. Im going to have weeks just like this.. 

:) With that, Im still staying positive, Just not expecting to much on the scale this week, Who knows maybe im just being paranoid maybe im right!

With that said :) Im not giving up, Just feeling like im in a struggling fight with myself.. But Im winning i'll tell you that.. Im not letting this fight win.

Lots of love,

Weight Loss to date: 19.2 lbs