Monday, December 31, 2012

One last for 2012

I thought I would write one last time for 2012. I am up 8 pounds from my lowest weight. I hate that I am ending the year like this. Not where I wanted to be. I have had trouble ever since I moved from Germany. Hoping to get this under control with my friend Marcelle's sugar challenge! I have already gotten rid of diet soda, Crystal Light & Splenda. I have added weight lifting into my exercise & in fact I decided to end 2012 with a bang & used higher weights today.

 Goals for 2013
 - Lose the 8 pounds I gained
 - Tone up & see muscle (A part of the Bodybuilding world has really intrigued me)
 - Get rid of sugar for the most part & eat as much Organic as possible
 - Workout minimum 5 days a week

 Tomorrow I will take measurements & step on the scale & see where I am & where need to go!!! 

 Bring it 2013!!  This is my year to finally be where I want to be!


Monday, December 3, 2012


When I do things I go all the way.. sometimes to much which then burns me out. There is a fine line I have to learn. Anyways I am doing the Squat Challenge that has been going around! Excited to see how great my squats will be for 2013. NOT EXCITED to do the amount of 100. That may just take me all day.
Well last night well I was on Instagram on of the ladies I follow posted the plank challenge. Well it is for April 2012 there are a bunch of women going to do it! I thought oh hell why not! So now I am doing both challenges!! Bring on 2013! I am going to get that body I want!

I have decided to go back to tracking my calories and seeing what all I am eating. So many of the foods I used to eat in Germany have changed and now I need to start over again. Get used to the amount of variety we have here. Sometimes I want to through everything in the carts. Try all the new things that I haven't seen but I can't. I need to make it simple. I do better with simple. My daughter has been asking for lasagna all summer so I am making it tonight. Not with the spicy sausage like I usually do but with organic turkey. Hopefully she still likes it!

I still need to try out my George Foreman grill. I am hoping this helps with lunches & I can now grill smaller sizes of chicken for my lunches if I choose.

On my wish list this Christmas is $ to go towards the Vitamix Blender. The one I want is $450 which is way more then I think one should spend towards anything in the kitchen but  I see smoothies for breakfast & lunch. The one I really like is $550 but come on. That is a couple car payments.You can make just about anything in this blender. I hope when it comes time to get it I can justify buying it!! I really want one though. We have no blender at the moment since the one I had did not last in Germany. Trying to hold out but I miss having a blender.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wed. Info.

I think one of the most ridiculous reasons I left blogging was the title. I hate coming up with a title that is catchy enough you want to read. So no more stress. If it was up to me it would be title free.

 What I have realized since I moved from Germany is that I can not eat the way I used to there. The Germans do not put the crap in their food that we Americans do. In Germany I could pretty much eat whatever & I got used to that. I have gained 10 pounds since I left Germany in May. Not cool. Neither is having your husband pay for a tummy tuck & then gain weight. I am trying to bust my ass to get my weight back down. I really need to have a set schedule of eating & the times. Something to keep me on track. Times to eat. Any suggestions on how many times to eat a day? When I worked in Germany I could not eat in between meals like now. I am thinking if I have something to follow that may help. I need to get this weight off fast. Would like to start the New Year at my pre surgery weight. Breakfast is going to be yogurt (which may help my tummy), oats & frozen fruit. Lunch will be salads & dinner is whatever I make.

 Exercise for Wed. 
Spinning for 45 min. Body Pump 56 min.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Anyone still there?

I am pretty sure I will be writing this to know one. I quit blogging so I understand if this goes nowhere. Right now I am writing to try & get myself out of this rut I am in. These last 13 pounds that I want to lose are going to take forever. It has taken forever so far. I have moved from Germany so no more running at night, no more Zumba 5 times a week. To be honest it sucks. I have joined a gym and I am now doing Spinning, Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Flow, running. Zumba is only once a week. As great as this sounds I do not really love any of these classes. Not the way that I love Zumba. My eating is all over. I am no longer working so I am munching all day which needs to stop. NOW. I need to find a job but I am loving going to the gym in the morning. I feel I have more energy. Ahhh I miss my old life. I have given up diet soda & Crystal Light. I still crave sugar. It is so hard not to go back to the stuff. It kept me full & was 0 calories. I keep reminding myself when I am feeling weak that it isn't so much the 0 calories that it is the crap that is in it. It isn't good for my body. Well I am off for now. I am making my weigh in day Friday with the hopes that the number will keep me good on the weekends!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Need help...

It is finally Spring Break & I feel like I need to start fresh. The weather is depressing & a couple times today it was snowing. Really, I mean it is the middle of April. We are still unsure of when or where are moving. Hopefully soon. I have been taking notes on weight loss & adding a few more blogs to help get ideas from. Seems that over half the blogs I started out with are no longer out there. I think I am down to about 2-3 & right now I need more. I do Zumba on 4 days a week & was wondering if 3-4 times a week of using the kettlebell would be enough? My running has improved which I am happy & I think that Marcelle would be proud of me. It has taken me a while but I realize that I am one that can not talk at all well running & I keep reminding myself like she taught me to keep my head up!! Also does anyone have a site that they use to figure out how many calories you need a day to lose weight? I can't seem to find one that doesn't give me this ridiculous amount I know I don't need.

Well I am off to Zumba tonight & tomorrow morning even though it is Easter I will be at Zumba!! Leaving you with a pic. from my birthday dinner!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I really wanted to focus on writing on here at least once a week but it seems I am so busy. Not knowing when we move or where I am throwing things out & going through them. I am trying to find time to edit photos. I still have photos from last summer to edit & I took over 300 in London which I swear is the best country I have been to so far. Weather sucked but the people were the nicest I have ever run into. Anyways this is a weight loss blog so back to weight loss....

I am stuck like Chuck on the same number for what seems like FOREVER. I really would like to lose 10-15 pounds more & I think I would be good. I have decided that I will be having surgery to remove the extra skin & my husband & I decided that I need to maintain my weight stateside for a year before I do it. Germany is easier since the fast food choices are limited & not on every corner. Being in the states will be a true test.

Will everything I have learned from Oct. 2009 until now work for me in the states. I pray with everything. I refuse to need to buy a bigger size EVER AGAIN.

I need some help. I eat salads at lunch & well I love salads I need other ideas. I am getting a little tired of the same thing 5 days a week. What are some good lunches to eat at work? My dessert is fruit & soy pudding but I need help with lunch!!

I am leaving you with a photo from London.It was taken at Ripley's Believe it or Not!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Just a quick note to say that I am off to London for a 4 day with another couple minus the kids!!! This will be a nice getaway though eating will be interesting... See you all next week!