Friday, 30 December 2011

Happy New Year!!

Well, the year is coming to and end (Or it has ended depending when I post this). But I wanted to talk to you about my Goals for 2012 :)

2012 Goals

  • Get Fit Stay Fit
  • Continue to eat healthy 
  • Try new foods, Please leave some suggestions as to what kind of foods you like to eat, My trouble area's of what to eat are Lunch/Snacks.. What are some healthy Snacks & lunches do  you  eat?
  • Increase my work out times for each machine (Elliptical, etc)
  • Continue to loose weight which is a given, I'm not 100% comfortable giving my weight right now, In time I will Let you all know. 

So those are just a few goals as of right now, I'm sure i'll add many more as the year progresses :) But for now these are the goals and I'm sticking to them. I'm excited about the 2012 year, Getting Married, Getting Fit.. Most exciting thing about this  is just seeing my progress as a full year rather then just a few months ;) 

To a great new year. Filled with Happiness, Love, Fitness, Friends & Just a plain healthy life style :)
Who's With me!

Love, Monica.

*Note* So Here we are Happy New Year :) I had a great NYE with my Family my friends!! It was a great time, I drank way more then I planned I really hope this doesn't set me back :/ I'm not a drinker, I have a drink maybe Once a year if that & Last Night I had about 4.. My limit was going to be 2 but I was having  such a great time..

I have some great news! Yesterday I also found out I won 2 tickets to see Randy from Say yes to the dress on TLC :) Not sure if anyone knows of him :) BUT He's coming to Moncton At a bridal Expo on January 13th, I was THRILLED to win these tickets :) They are 40 bucks a piece and I couldn't afford to go so, being able to win these tickets was such a great start to my new year!

Coming Clean...

*Sigh*... You see the little guy, Nope not the yellow one's... But the red one.. That would have to be me when I found out what I'm about to tell you. I figured admitting to the truth is better, and will bring me farther in my journey, But here goes nothing..Some how over the holidays I manage to gain 7lbs, Actually Make that 7.1lbs *INSERT SHOCKED FACE HERE* Yeah,  I have no idea if it was the missing the gym for pretty much a week, (which in no doubt it was that), I did watch what I ate over the holidays, but I did "Indulge" In a few foods I typically wouldn't of eaten, I know what I did, I'm OK. With it.. I'm not 100% Upset with myself, I'am but I'm not beating my self up over this.. I know what I did and I'm just glad Christmas is only once a year.

Temptations where strong and very hard to resist, I DID stop but I wish i would of had the time to get to the gym during the holidays. I do believe that that number would of been a lot lower, Might of still been a gain but at least the gain would of been slightly less. But what is done is done.. I'm Back on track and ready to take this one again. (Not  that i stopped, but I just mean Starting back since the holidays)

So, I'm sad to say that with my 7lbs GAIN..(My very first Gain) since I started, That drops me back down to 32.9lbs Weight Loss total... Sucks But, It is what it is. I'll work hard, I'll realize my temptations, But again, I know this is something that wont happen often... Christmas Just Really over came me this year.

Lots of love,

Total Weight loss to date: 32.9lbs

If you missed my post for the "Spring Chick Challenge" you can find it HERE.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Spring "Chick" Challenge 2012

Spring Chick Challenge? What is it.. Well it's a challenge being hosted by "The Big BUTT Theory" you find her HERE, You Can find the Challenge info HERE.

Name: Monica Latour
Blog URL:
Facebook:  (Personal Facebook but your Welcome to add me)
Age: 25
Location: Dieppe New Brunswick Canada

Commit to a NSV *Non Scale Victory* 
Going down another size in clothing.. I'll be happy with Shirts Or Pants.

Commit to a set of nutrition parameters and track:
I'll be keeping track with my Weight Watchers program, I keep track of this stuff on paper.

How much water will you drink daily?
I Pretty Well, Drink nothing but water, So for this one, I'll always be drinking water, I drink more then the daily amount needed.

What items, if any, will you limit?
I'll Continue to Limit, Sweets & pop, These are very rare Items for me but I will be making sure to keep them very limited, ( As it is now, Maybe once a month for these types of things)

Commit to a set of exercise parameters.
Gym every Second Day, NO matter What, This Should be no Issue, Since I'm already doing it, Sometimes everyday.

Commit to blogging at least twice weekly and 1 of those times must be you check in with a complete up date on your progress.  I'll Commit to my weekly Progress, As always I'll keep you updated :)

Scale Victory: I'd Like to Loose 15-20lbs during this challenge.

Good Luck to all the other Challengers :)

Start Date: January 2.2012
End Date: March  19,2012

Back to it!

Finally, the holiday's are almost... Over, Not that I didn't enjoy them but I miss this gym, Starting back up tonight getting my routine back under way, I'm not feeling good :( Of course has to be the day i want to start back the gym from the holidays, Arg, None the less im going i don't care how bad im feeling I need to Work out, I miss it.. Time to get my routine back in order.

Hope everyone is getting back to normal too :) I'll update as I feel a little better <3

Monday, 26 December 2011

Happy Holidays!!

Just a quick note, Wishing you all a Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas :) Hope your's was filled with Lots of love & family. Also I'v added some Progress pictures of my Journey in the "Progress" Section, Take a peek if you wish :) I have a ways to go but, Im definitely in the right direction.

Family have not seen  me since my Journey started and the Comments and the Compliments of the Noticeable Weight loss since my journey started was unbelievable, Made me feel amazing!! Gives me more motivation then EVER!

Going to make this short i'll have a better post soon, Merry Christmas to all!!!!

Weight Loss To Date: 40lbs

Friday, 23 December 2011


Well, Despite my doubts I  reached my "Christmas Goal", I feel on top of the world, I  really have no idea why I wanted this so badly for Christmas, I have so much more to go but this meant so much to me.. I think I was pulling trigger a little to much this week about my goal. If I have learned one thing from this hole "Goal" thing, I'm setting no more actual dates, it comes when it comes, The goals will still be in play but when they come they come, I'll set a certain Month, but no dates to stressful.

So with that, I'm now 40lbs Lighter then I was September 29th, I Feel amazing, A long way to go but im on this journey and this Truck is NOT stopping now.

With this weight loss, its making me more excited about my Wedding Dress, It comes in sometime in January, That's what the Bridal Salon said last time I was in. I got measured for the dress in June 2011, So I'm curious to see how it fits now. So excited about this!! I was so scared about the dress before but now im not scared at all, I know it will fit, I have yet to try on this dress as the samples sizes would not fit me. So this is a pretty exciting process, Just can't wait till I get the call that its actually in!! So excited!

Thank you all to my new Followers,friends,Family, You have Helped me Loose these 40lbs.. My promise to you is that I will Keep going until im at a healthy weight, Thank you all so much. I would not be here with out you guys!!

Total Weight Loss to date: 40lbs :)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

So Close But yet so far

Oh the Christmas Goal, I know I have till the 25th, But I'm not sure it's going to happen, I did my regular Weight In On Wednesday, and I have not lost anything :( I'v Maintained all week, Mind you this happened last week but on Friday, I Lost.. So Maybe it will be the same thing.. This week, I'm not giving up but my Christmas Goal, Might not happen, I still have until the 25th I'll do a weigh in then but dam it.. I really wanted this..I'v worked super hard all week for this, Im probably pulling the trigger to soon but im just not to sure if it will happen :/ 

Does it suck?, It sure does this would be my first "Failure", But is it really a Failure not really because if I look at what I have accomplished  its a great accomplishment and I need to keep thinking about that instead of thinking this as a failure, 

First and for Most I need to stop thinking I have already "failed" the Challenge because I still have a few days, Anything is possible and im not far off to my goal to begin with, We will see.. The next few days will tell it all.. 

Oh.. Ps.. I still feel very Moo'ish what the heck is up!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


"Moooooooooooooo" pretty well, Sums up my thoughts for the last day or two, I'm unsure if it's the fact that I'm coming up to my last few days to my "Goal" date, or what it is.. But every time I look in the Mirror, I see nothing.. No weight loss back to what I was Months ago, Clearly its not the case.. I'm still "Fat" I will be for a while lol, but I'm seeing that Shadow of the old me in the mirror and I really don't like it. It will Pass I'm sure, I just don't like feeling this way, I want to look in the mirror and see the "Newer" Me and not the Shadow of the "Old" Me..

Oh the the downs of weight loss, I mean at least I can have a sense of humor about it haha.. I think it all plays a part because I'm hoping to reach my  goal this week, I'm so dam close that I can taste it, Ok might be going a bit over board with that last statement, but I'am close I really don't want to fail, I Know that if i don't reach my goal, What I have Accomplished is AMAZING!!. But It's still going to be a downer, The most Downer part of it is the fact that if i don't make it I'm sure i'd make a few days after Christmas & Most Likely before the new year.

I'm Stubborn tho, I want it FOR Christmas lol.

With that said, "Moooove" over "OLD Shadow" your not welcome here!!

Lots of Love!


Monday, 19 December 2011

Operation Haul BUTT!

Operation haul butt starts today, I WILL make it to my Christmas goal, I will Succeed, If I'v come this far I can do this.. (Please body Cooperate this week), I'm going to eat clean and exercise till my body aches :).

No In all honesty I'm not going to push my self that hard, but i'm going to push my self a little more then I typically do, Just to insure I can make it to my goal, I'm super close, I wont say how  Close because I want it to be a surprise, There really is not reason why I want to keep it such a surprise, Other then the fact for me 40lbs total loss is another pretty big Milestone :)

So with that said here's to a great week of healthy eating and exercise!!!

This week will also play a bit of a challenge as its the week before Christmas which means i'v got a lot of baking to do, but I'll use my Family as testers.. Mwahahahah!

Have a Great week, And remember we can achieve anything we set our minds to!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

The Gym Kicked My A$$

Gym 1 Monica 0, Did it ever kick me in the butt yesterday, What felt like a normal work out ended up with me staying up until 5 A.M in Massive amounts of pain, The only way I can describe this pain is it felt like my Carpal tunnel. Only in my legs, the Pain was constant it wouldn't go away no matter what I did, I woke up again at 8:30 in Even More pain, By the time i woke up a little later I hated sleeping in but I exhausted. The Pain was gone but I'v got that "Normal" Feeling of a Work out today.. Which is fine, but whatever that pain i had last night Was Ruff.. 

I think it was from the new work out I did, Forget the name of it, a girl i attended high-school with i happen to bump in to her at the gym a few nights ago showed me this so I decided to incorporate it into my work out and boy did it kick my butt lol

I'm not complaining at all, I love the feeling to be honest makes me feel like i'v done something, but the pain before the soreness, I could of definitely lived with out!!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Who do you see looking back at you?

I'v been thinking about writing  something like this for the last few days but ended up reading a fellow Weight loss blogger's Blog. (That was kind of a Tongue twister) Her name is "Smasher Girl" You Can Check out her Blog Here She was talking about how the mirrors play tricks on you. Which made me Decided to actually right what I was going to days ago but just been, Busy.. Err Lazy.. lol.

But I Have to agree about mirrors playing tricks on us. One day I feel great, I look in the mirror and can really see the weight loss I'v Lost, Some days I look in the mirror and think," My god I have so much more to go" which is true.. yes i do but it's strange how one day we feel on top of the world and the next we feel like we should be hidden in side of a cave..

Today I don't feel like that, but its so strange how one day you just feel so great about your self and one day you feel like you have not come as far as you have.

I think it's just one of those "Downfalls' To weight loss, We always see the shadow of what we use to be rather then what we are now... In the words of  Smasher Girl " I Need to check ebay for one of those Magic truth telling mirrors" So True so true!! 

Also, I have not forgotten to update you all with my weight loss progress im still going at it and still keeping an eye on things, However I know a lot of people are behind me with this so, Until Christmas i will not be posting anything about how much i'v lost, Will I loose my 40lbs total Weight Loss Goal? Maybe, Maybe not!! We will see :) Im Close, But not sure If its Close enough :) So we will See im gonna Haul Ass  :) make sure to eat 100% Clean!!  

Weight Loss to Date 32.2 lbs

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


people reading my blog are probably going to  think this girl is nuts, but does anyone else give the gym Equipment "Pet Names"? lol I was thinking about this today while i was on the "Cross Ramp" I think that's the Original name, I really don't know the actual name of this Piece of equipment, its like a Elliptical, but a little bit different, You Definitely  Get a different work out with this baby, When I started the gym I named this Machine Killer, Because it legit killed my legs the next day, Over the last few weeks, Iv grown to actually love Killer, Today I figured out a new "Setting" Or "Workout" with this Machine, It was Amazing! It felt like i could of went forever, I Kind of felt bad I ever gave "Her" the name killer, Altho I'v Named her Killer, I'll continue to call her that, Just because That's Her Name now lol.

 After Writing this post, I truly Just realized how silly this hole post sounds, I'm debating hitting the Close Button, but you no what.. This is part  of my Journey, This part I must say a silly one lol. 

Im Really Enjoying the gym, I would of never thought i'd Enjoy it as much as I do,Walking in there and walking out are 2 totally Different Feelings, Walking it you feel Like your doing something great for body and Mind, You Walk out, Feeling on top of the world, I come out of there with so much energy and Motivation its crazy,

I'm Actually on my way there soon :) This will be my second time today, Makes me feel great saying i went to the gym 2 times today :)

Anyhoo, This was Probably one of the most "Useless" Post i'v written to date, but don't we all have those? 

Thanks for the support :)

Total Weight Loss to date : 32.2lbs 

Monday, 12 December 2011

Scale VS Me

Scales, The word in itself is quite scary, The Fact that I own a scale in itself is quite an accomplishment. but having a scale in my surroundings whenever I want to weight myself, kinda scares me in fact it actual bothers me that I own a scale, My reason for this is simple, I tend to dwell on the scale to much where I'm weighing my self one to many times a day, To see the numbers go up and down all day Freaks me out, I know I know.. I shouldn't even be focusing on the scale. I Really Should only be weighing my self once a week.. So that i don't see the numbers jump up and down, It freaks me out and truthfully kind of discourages me sometimes, not enough to quit or anything but it kinda hinders my "on top of the world" Feeling lol.. Scale 1 Monica 0..... Is how i feel lol 

That was just a thought for today, Been kinda down today.. I'll Push thru tho, No Worries there :)

Total Weight Loss to Date 32.2

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Goal's :)

I'v always talk to you guys about little goal's but today I kind of want to talk about bigger goals, and even some of my smaller ones too.. We all know that my Christmas goal is to loose a total of 40lbs :).. Will I Make it there.. Im Hoping and Doing everything I Should be to make it to that goal, But we will see.. Im Content I CAN DO IT.But if I don't make that goal, Then Im ok With that But im surly doing everything i can do make it to that goal. 
Reaching that Goal, Also means reaching my 10%, Actually my 10% is 37lbs,  so its kinda like hitting two goals in one.. I CAN DO IT!

A Longer Term Goal, But not super Long, For the wedding I love to reach a total of 80lbs Lost for our wedding, I feel its a pretty reasonable amount, Given that (When I figured it out). I'd have to loose Approx, 2lbs per Week to reach that goal.. From what iv already Lost till then.. I believe its a pretty reasonable goal, And what a great accomplishment.. Hoping to Reach that Goal as well :)...

What come After the Wedding, Well.. Simple.. 100lbs Have not set a Goal Time for that one yet, As im taking one goal at a time.. Lets not get carried away here lol..

That brings me to this Goal.. A Goal that I don't now when Will Happen but I will Make it happen at some point.. Once iv lost what i feel is a good amount I would love to walk in some sorta "Walk for the Cure" Something like that, Not a Run.. Not just yet.. But I'd Love to do some sorta Walk for the Cure type thing.. I have no idea when that "Goal" will come out but its a goal, I'd Love to reach and a goal, That i do think about Often.. A goal, I'll keep in my mind.. For when i Feel ready to Pursue that goal.. 

Some People Ask me all the time, why so many goals.. But making these small Little goals.. Not only mean im reaching my Goal, But im reaching an Accomplishment, A milestone in my weight loss Journey, The things i do today, I couldn't of possibly done Before September 29th, I was lazy, I was tired all the time I'd Walk up the stairs and Couldn't breath... While I still have a long Road a head of me, Being able to walk up the stairs with out gasping for Air, Going to the mall and walking around and Spending time with my family and friends.. With out having to sit down every 5 mins or feel like my legs are going to fall off.. Those are Accomplishments and Milestones, that I love to feel.. I love the Small accomplishment goals.. The Perks to those Goals are what keep me going and keep me pushing for more and more. 

My Question for you guys, Weight loss or not.. Do you keep a lot of small Goals, How do you Celebrate your goals. 

Thank you all for the support, the encouragement, Strength.. And just asking me how im doing. It means everything!!

Total Weight Loss to date.
32.2 Lbs <3 

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

7.8lbs to my Christmas Goal.. Say what!

Weigh in day, I Lost 3.7  This week :) Which is Great!!! I'm Now closer to my Christmas Goal of 40 Total Pounds Lost, I think i can do it if i keep this up :) I have till Christmas eve, If i don't do it, No big Deal, but its my goal and im sticking to it.. So I'm now A total Of 32.2lbs Lost, I apologize earlier on my FB I wrote 33.5 Not sure how i got that number LOL.. But anyway :) The Real number is indeed 32.2lbs Lost Since September 29th :) I feel like im doing really great!! I'm still going to the gym Daily, Loving every moment, I Start Tops Next Wednesday, Which is Great.. I can't wait, I miss my support meetings, However Every single one of you have been such a great support system in itself!!

Im Making some Supper, Right now trying out a Recipes from This lady has Amazing Recipes, Im Making Her 

"Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties" They Look and Smell amazing we had left over  Taters from supper last night so i figured it would be a good addition to supper :) I'll let you all know how they turn out :)

Thank you all for your Continued Support I appreciate it all :)

Total Weight Loss to date: 32.2lbs :)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Still Moving!

So its been a few days since my last update, things are going well.. Finally turned 25 Years old On December 2, The best birthday gift i have given myself is this weight loss journey, seriously it has to be the best gift ever!

I wanted to let you all know my updates on the "Weight Loss" Part will be coming back, When i start TOPS on December 14th, The only reason why im not starting Wednesday  is because they are having a Christmas party that day and i figured since i don't really know everyone there yet i'll wait to start the actual meetings on Wednesday :) 

I did however purchase a scale for my birthday :) So im keeping track on my own, but i'll give everyone the total's once i start with tops :) Be Patient i know you'r all curious :) 

So, I will not be working with Santa in the mall, I was fired before i even started..Long story but apparently because im not bilingual they hired me.. but un hired me 3 days after, not happy with this at all, I went out purchased clothes for the job that i would never wear ever again after the job... So mad soo disappointing how poorly run the company is!!!

Gym wise, I cant remember when the i took a break from the gym, I went everyday last week and some days i even went 2 times in a day im enjoying every moment of it,I did take a break today tho, I felt i deserved it, I'll be back at it today(Monday) How i missed my work out today!! 

Things are really great I do feel great :) Loving every moment!!

Total Weight Loss to date: 29.8lbs 

Friday, 2 December 2011

Changes, Lots of Changes!!!!!!

Wow, Sorry for not updating about the TOPS Thing sooner, Well, I'm Joining  Tops on the 14th of December :) I'm going to wait till I get my new material from Weight Watcher, I will Go there for the support but continue doing my Weight Watchers Points etc :) Its just a lot Cheaper at TOPS, and i feel the support there a lot more "TRUE" Then Weight Watchers!!!

In other news, I'll Be Working With Santa this year in the Mall, After year of not working, I decided that starting off small would be for the best, I'll be working in the mall with Santa :) Doing the Kiddies Pictures, I start Monday 11-4 :) I'm super excited!!! It will be nice, even tho its only till Christmas, It will be nice to be able to have some money again Especially for Xmas :) 

In Other News its my birthday today, my 25th Birthday the greatest gift iv given my self this year, Weight Loss, giving my self A change to live again,  A change to prove to my self and prove to others how much I can do it i put my mind it.. 

I can't feel any better then that!!!

Love you all thank you all for your support I appreciate it More then you will ever know!!

Total Weight Loss to date: 29.8 lbs