Thursday, February 24, 2011

Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown - Book Review

I was recently asked if I was interested in reviewing a book called Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown by Ruth Pennebaker you can check out her website here or a trailer for the book here. I can't wait to read this book and I will be doing a review post in a few weeks, so stay tuned!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I had a bad week last week, gained a pound. But I lost 4 inches, so I have been trying really hard to just focus on that instead of the gained lb.

I tried to think about the causes and what was different last week. If I know what's broken I can try to fix it, right? The more I thought about what I did (or didn't do) over the course of the last week I came to the realization that I did a lot of shopping. Over and above grocery shopping we did a lot of clothes shopping and things like that. The more I shopped, the more out of control I felt. I ate within my points everyday, but I never ate all of my points for the day. I also didn't make great choices of the food I did eat. Instead of eating a lot of fruits and veggies like has become my new normal, instead, I ate pizza and Arby's. I only did yoga 2 times the whole week too. During the week, I could feel that I didn't feel right. I felt out of control, but couldn't put a finger on why I felt that way.

Saturday I went to my weigh in just hoping to not have a gain. When I saw that I gained 1 lb I was disappointed and just felt awful. When I did my measurements after the meeting I felt a little better knowing I did lose inches, but I still wasn't happy because of that one lb. Saturday I made great food choices, ate all of my points and felt so much better. I don't normally do yoga on the weekends, but yesterday I started my day with yoga and weighed myself, fortunately my scale and the WW scale are always the same. My scale showed a 2.6 lb loss! I have been making much better food choices, have done yoga twice this week and I feel fantastic.

I am focusing this week on making the best food choices each day and increasing my yoga routine from 30 minutes a day to 40 by the end of the week. I have already increased it to 35 minutes and added a few new poses that challenge me physically but I feel so great when its all said and done. I am back on track and as of today have lost 47 lbs since last summer. Go me!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weight Watchers

So I recently joined Weight Watchers after losing almost 40 lbs on my own I was stuck, I needed the extra umphh to get past it. I had thought of joining WW for a really long time, but I was always afraid. I was afraid I would be judged or something...which couldn't be further from the truth. I mean in reality, WW is THE LAST place you will be judged for being overweight. I don't know why that never dawned on me before my first meeting. I joined in mid January and went to my first meeting that same day. It was good, I came home excited and believing that I can do this.

I am proud to say that since that first meeting I have lost 11.6 pounds, but more than that I have lost 28 inches overall!! I follow my Points Plus everyday and I do yoga. That's it. I sometimes take the dog for a walk, or we go on a hike as a family. But my main form of exercise is yoga on the Wii Fit Plus. It shocks me to see pictures of last summer when I start dropping the initial 40 lbs and what I look like now. I feel so much better, I can feel a huge difference in my body, I can see a difference but I feel so much better!

I still have a long way to go, but I am on the right track and getting closer to my mini-goals every day.