Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Good Bye July

Wow! July is over after today! That is crazy! This year is going by so fast and I've already been on this journey for 21 days! I weighed this morning and didn't lose anything between yesterday and today but that's better than gaining! I got my new scale in yesterday, YAY! I decided to weigh on the old scale this morning to end out the month and then starting tomorrow I will weigh on the new scale. It is so cool looking and tracks my weight lost day to day and BMI. I also found a watch that I want. It tracks, heart rate, BMI, and calories burned throughout the day. It is called a Polar watch. I found it at Academy for $109.99 so I will be saving for one!

 I decided last night that I was over the frozen Smart Ones meals for dinner so I made grilled lemon pepper chicken breasts. OMG they were so good and only 120 calories per breast! Delicious dinner so easy to make and tastes great!

I found a low calorie low sugar dessert from a friends blog and am going to try it soon. Thanks Blogger on a Diet for the great idea!

Yesterday I was way too exhausted from the Rangers game to work out... I know excuses excuses... But I am determined to make up for it today. I will do our cardio glide when I get home no matter what excuse my head can come up with! I refuse to see the same number when I step on that scale tomorrow. Side note: My old scale apparently is off by a couple pounds because the new one says a number higher. So I will start with that and that will motivate me to get back to where the old scale says I am and then go from there! More tomorrow!

Lots of Love
Sara (The Biggest Loser Reject)

"the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer  and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze."
             Psalm 18:32-34

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rangers Win!!!!

OK so I had this goal of hitting 10 pounds by this morning..... that didn't happen. But, I'm at 7.4 down and..... ONE WHOLE pant size!!!! I put on a pair of old shorts, they went up, and then they buttoned!! I couldn't believe it so I grabbed a pair of jeans in the same size and they went up and buttoned!! I was so excited, I woke Eric up from his nap to tell him. He was more happy for me when he woke up later on his own. :) We went to the Ranger's game last night so I wore my "new" shorts to the game. I was so excited and was even told by someone I know that they can see a difference and I'm looking good. That feels so good to hear! The Rangers won their game against the White Sox 2-0. YAY!!! We got home about 1AM so I'm dragging pretty bad today. OH! My grandmother gave us a cardio glide, if you don't know what it is, look them up. Eric and I tried it out and OH MY GOSH that thing is an amazing workout! We could feel it in our legs, back, arms, and stomach. OK so that's all for now. I'm going to work hard to hit the 10 pound mark sometime this week. I have a goal to fit into a dress in November for my sister's debutante ball so I need to lose about 40 more pounds by then. This blog is helping me considerably by keeping me accountable. I'll update again tomorrow.

 This is the Weslo Cardio Glide. It doesn't look like much, but it is an evil evil machine!

  This is the dress that I am going to make sure I fit in by November!            

This is the back of the dress but obviously it will be in the coral color not white.

Lots of Love,
Sara (The Biggest Loser Reject)

"Fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
                                                                    Isaiah 41:10

Friday, July 27, 2012

Here's to a lighter, healthier, Friday!

Well ya'll its Friday! Congratulations on making it through another week. For me this is a big step because I have successfully made it through week one of my life transformation. I did a lot better yesterday with my diet so maybe weighing everyday is just what I need because not losing any weight motivated me to do better. I ate a lot healthier yesterday and I didnt do any designated workout but I went to WalMart and grocery shopped for two and a half hours so that has to count for some kind of exercise right?!?! I bought nothing but healthy food, so even though I know I have his support, if Eric doesnt want to lose weight and get healthy with me, he kind of has no choice now! Haha!

 When I weighed this morning, I had lost 2.6 pounds since I weighed yesrterday!! WOO HOO!! That means a total of 7.8 pounds since July 10, 2012. On a side note, Eric just messaged me and said since he started changing his lifestyle on 7 21, 2012, he has lost 6 pounds! I am so proud of both of us! 

I am going after work to meet my mom and two sisters to pick out my baby sister's debutante dress. It seems like just yesterday I was picking out my dress, but it has been 6 years! I am so proud of the woman she is becoming. Here's a picture of me in my dress... and skinnier:

I wanted to share some quotes from a friend's blog that put into words exactly how I am feeling and thinking. I was brought to tears when I read this:

"I don't remember not being fat- it is who I am. Who am I if I am skinny? Losing my fat is like losing part of my identity." "I know who I am as a fat girl but I don't know who I am as a skinny girl and that for some reason is scary."
-Johanna Eppley

This girl is amazing and took the words right out of my mind!

Well as always thanks for reading. I will do my best to remember to update this through the weekend! But if not I will talk to ya'll Monday!

Lots of Love,
Sara (The Biggest Loser Reject)

 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
                                 Romans 15:13

Thursday, July 26, 2012

No Loss No Gain

Well from the title of this post you can probably tell what happened with my weight between yesterday and today.... NOTHING. But I am OK with that because I did no type of exercise yesterday and we went to eat at Chilis and I probably could have made some better dining decisions there. OH WELL. We had a nice night out and I didn't gain anything so at least that's a good thing. I will try harder today to stick to the diet and exercise some. That being said, I DID NOT go over my calorie limit last night I just ate some not very healthy food. I did drink water instead of the usual sweet tea or Dr. Pepper I would have normally gotten. So last night, Eric and I were leaving to go meet a friend at the movies, I walk out the back door and turn around to see something flying into my face. Then I feel a sharp pain right on my eyebrow... a Red Wasp! I screamed, it scared Eric so I ran to sit in the car while he locked up the house. I got stung right on my eyebrow. Luckily, I am not allergic, had Eric gotten stung we would have been at the hospital because he is highly allergic. 

So we got through the wasp fiasco, went to the movies and saw Ted. It was hilarious! I don't know who even thinks to do a movie like that but we laughed the whole time! After the movie we went to eat at Chilis and then went back home. Eric sprayed the whole outside of the house with wasp spray so hopefully they will be gone now. Maybe running from the wasp to the car counts as some exercise for yesterday... :) Hey a girl can wish right? Well as always thanks for reading and have a great day!

Lots of Love,
Sara (The Biggest Loser Reject)

"The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing."
                                              Zephaniah 3:17

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Today is a new Day

Hello wonderful readers! OK so not much to report today. From what I can tell, I lost another 0.2 pounds. Not much but hey its something! I am buying a new scale that hopefully will be a lot better than the one I have now. I need more consistency and accuracy. I am looking at either the:

  Borg BDL928KD-53 Digital Scale

or the:

  Borg BDM950KD-45 Weight Tracking Scale.

I think I am going to go with the Weight Tracking one because it tracks my BMI and weight so I can see my progress. I am still religiously using my MyFitnessPal app. Anything that goes into my mouth I put in my calorie tracker. OK are you ready for this, I surprised myself last night. I know it doesn't sound like much to most of you but to me this was a big deal. I did 10 sit ups last night! Like I said, to most of you this is probably nothing, but to someone who has been totally not active for the past several year, this was a BIG deal. I am going to continue to do 10 a night until it starts getting easier then I will do more. I can't wait until we buy our elliptical machine so I can start using that and hopefully seeing real results. I drank 112 ounces of water yesterday. I've had 16 ounces so far today. I was told that when losing a lot of weight, that drinking at least 100 ounces of water a day is very important because your skin needs the water to maintain its elasticity so you wont have sagging skin when the fat is gone. I really don't want to have to have a tummy tuck when this is all over because we are talking about a big amount of weight loss here. I'm aiming to lose between 130 and 160 pounds! I want to see numbers on the scale that I haven't seen since I was probably in junior high. I am so humbled by the overwhelming response of support and love I have received from you all just in the past few days that I have started this journey. It will be a long ride and I hope to have all of your love and support as well as gain some new friends and their love and support throughout the whole journey. That's really all I have for today as yesterday was pretty uneventful. Thanks for reading!

Lots of Love,
Sara (The Biggest Loser 14 Reject)

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope"
                                     -Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

First day of the rest of my life

Ok so here goes. This is my first blog ever so hang with me. I got on the scale one day and do you know what it said??? 291 pounds! I almost had a heart attack. I have not been overweight my whole life until the last several years. I knew I was overweight but had no idea it was that bad! I decided then and there that I refused to let myself get to 300 pounds. I got online and applied to be on The Biggest Loser season 14. This past Saturday, 7/21/12, I went to Dallas and stood in line for 6 hours to audition. That night I waited and waited for a callback, hoping for the chance of a lifetime. Well I fell asleep and the next morning I had no missed calls. So I picked myself up and decided I can do this on my own. Fast forward a couple days and here we are! I started really paying attention to my diet on July 10th. At that time I weight 291.2 pounds..... Wow that hurts to say. I have been tracking my calories thanks to the app called MyFitnessPal. I have also started introducing small (and I mean almost nothing) amounts of exercise into my daily routine. Did you know that playing darts is consider a cardio exercise?!?!?! I can do that! Well, as of this morning I weigh 286.2 pounds. Guess what that means!?! The first 5 pounds are gone!!!! YAY I feel so good! People have already said they can see a difference in my face. I can't yet but the fact that other people can makes me feel amazing!!! I never ever want to see two hundred and ninety anything on the scale EVER again!!! So I will post again tomorrow. I have decided to weigh myself everyday. I read "20 habits of skinny people" and it said to weigh everyday because if you gain weight or stay the same, you will be accountable for your actions the day before and know not to do it again, and if you lose weight, you will be motivated for the whole day like I am today! My husband and I have decided to purchase an elliptical machine for our house so after we do that, I will start posting about my adventures with that. I mainly did this blog to track my progress, mood, and weight loss from day to day so I could go back in years to come and relive the memories. I hope I also touch some lives and inspire people to become healthy themselves!

With love,
Sara (The Biggest Loser 14 Reject)

"This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
                                               -Joshua 1:9