Monday, January 10, 2011

HOLY @#$%

I was sitting at the computer doing some menu planning and updating my Weight Watchers e-Tools for this mornings food journal etc and I thought its been a while since I calculated my BMI. So I did it... bad idea. Well not really it was a good idea in that it told me something I needed to hear but it was a bad idea because it told me what I didn't want to hear.

The BMI break down as such:

BMI under 18.5 is underweight
BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 are considered at a normal weight
BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered to be over weight
BMI between 30 and 39.9 are considered to be obese
and anything over is morbidly obese...

would you like to know what mine was??? 44.63 that means that not only am I overweight... not only am I obese but I am actually morbidly obese.... Just what you want to hear on a Monday right???

But actually it is exactly what I needed to hear... it is just one more thing that I am going to use as motivation to get myself healthy.

Power of One Project #1

My amazing friends over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans issued the Monthly Project last week and while I wrote my letter I forgot to post it. We were 'assigned' to write a letter to our future self. We are addressing ourselves in 2012... here is the letter that I wrote to myself: Enjoy

Dear 2011 Kristin,
Wow! What a year it has been for you. There have been some struggles I know… but you know what, you survived them and you are stronger because of them
You have always struggled with your weight and this past year you figured it out. Your realized that it isn’t about what the scale says…you know that it is about how you feel, the choices you make and about accepting who you are.
You are an amazing person. You are an amazing friend. You are an amazing mother. There is not anything that you will not do for your children and that is what makes you…. Well you. But that is also your downfall… you put them before yourself so much that you often forget to take care of yourself.
I am proud of you because in 2011 you took the time to take time for YOU. You finally realized that in order to make your children’s lives better you have to make yours better too.
I know that you set the goal to run your first ½ marathon in 2011… and I hope that you accomplished that… I know how important it was to you. It may not have been with Team in Training in San Diego to celebrate 15 years of being cancer free… but I KNOW that you did it somewhere somehow. You are going to accomplish amazing things.
You finally got your shit together girl!!! And now you’ve just got to keep it together!
Look to the future Kristin…because yours is bright…. You are going to do good and amazing things! You’ve GOT THIS!!!
2012 Kristin 

May everyone accomplish the goals that they have set for themselves in 2011!! Good luck everyone! I know you can do it!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Weigh-in Wednesday: The Power of One

Today is the beginning of the second week for the newest challenge over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. This latest challenge is all about YOU... or in this case ME :) Even though the challenge began last week they certainly wouldn't turn you away if you still wanted to join in... so if you do please just pop on over to and sign up... when it comes to weight loss buddies... more is definately merrier :)

This week was kind of a challenge for me. I committed to drinking an assload  alot of water and am proud to say that I accomplished the amount that I had set out for myself 4 out of the 7 days in the last week. I did cook 6 out of 7 nights for my family... BUT one of those nights it was pizza... and they were frozen... BUT I did whip up a salad and some fresh veggies for them to eat to go with it. Laslt night we had dreaded 'drive thru' and while I purposely points so I could have the french fries and gravy I didn't take into consideration the amount of salt that is put onto the french fries.

In the exercise department I haven't done as well as I would have liked. I've got some sick kids in my house as of right now, and as any mom knows when they are sick they want their mommies, so that hasn't really given me the time to hit the gym. I have however walked up and down my stairs for no reason other than exercise over 150 times in the past 7 days... I did not count the times that I was doing laundry or grabbing something out of the freezer etc so I think I did ok.

Friday night/Saturday was bad... nuff said. I can tell you that I didn't make poor food choices... I did however make very bad beverage choices...and too many of those choices.

So here is this week's update. The scale this morning said 253 lbs on the dot. I was disappointed. In fact I even twittered and Facebooked about the fact that I had gained....but when I went to to enter my weight into my awesome online tools I saw that last week my weight was 254.2, so even with some bad choices I still managed to lose 1.2 lbs this week... I'll take it.

That certainly does not mean that I have a 'freedom' card to just eat whatever the hell I want and not exercise for real... no way in heck! I want to get healthy... I have a major goal I want to accomplish in 2011 (more on that later) and NOTHING is going to stand in my way of accomplishing it this time... NOTHING.

Good luck to all my fellow weight loss friends, may this week be a successful one for you...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Are you "Faking" it???

First off get your mind out of the gutter!!! This isn't THAT kind of blog :)

The post over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans today is all about faking it... Faking the exercise that is. Or making excuses... you really should stop off at the Sisterhood and check out the amazing support that they have to offer us all.

I can admit... I fake it. I make these amazing plans to exercise, I even have a gym membership that we pay for every month on a very limited budget....and yet I still don't do it.

I was doing really well for awhile...until something happened at the childcare center at the gym and now my 3 yr old won't even go near the place... so finding time to exercise at the gym has gotten more difficult strictly because of that...and try convincing your husband that you want the tv so you can do your fitness stuff ( I mean seriously... I have plenty... I have the Wii Fit, The EA Active and EA Active 2,) when all he wants to do is watch his tv and relax after a busy day at work... and don't you dare even think of trying to convince him to do it with you... that would just be asking for a fight.

I fake it.... but not anymore. Starting tomorrow today I will really do it...even if it is just walking up and down the stairs of my house... I WILL DO IT... I'm also going to be on the look out for a treadmill or eliptical machine for the basement...

Happy Thursday everyone!!!

Update on my personal goals:
Did really well with eating yesterday and my water consumption wasn't what I set it for but I did accomplish 1/2... and I am already past that for today :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Power of One- Starting Day

Today is the beginning of the latest challenge that has been issued by my amazing (and supportive) friends over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. This challenge is different the past few challenges as it is all about me...or in your case YOU. There will be no teams and it is strictly all on me on how well I do during this challenge.

I know that when the Sisterhood started up with all the 'teams' stuff I was kind of a whiney bitch about it leery of having to pull my weight and the weigh of a team... but then I turned into that person that probably no one wanted on their team. I was trying... just not very hard and not enough to make myself feel happy. I mean I watched what I ate as it went into my mouth and exercised barely and not really at a good level to even call it exercise  but this time it is all on me. That certainly doesn't mean that I won't still have my amazing friends here to support me... I mean these gals (and guys) are amazing! They really do care about me and my fat ass... they want me to get healthy...they want me to succeed and be at a healthy weight for my children, my family but most importantly they want me to get healthy for  ME.

As moms and wives,  we tend to not put ourselves first. We tend to spend so much time taking care of everyone else and making certain that everyone's needs are met that we forget about ourselves... heck even the dog has been to the vet twice this year for her check ups and I still haven't gone... so that is what makes this challenge a bit more special for me... its all about me. So here is where I put pictures of my fat butt online (again) along with my measurements and weight and promptly say good bye because those numbers need to leave the building...forever.

Starting Weight for Challenge: 254.2 lbs
Starting Measurements: I measured on my right side
Arm: 14 inches
Chest: 52 1/2 inches
Waist: 50 inches
Hips: 56 inches
Thigh: 27 inches

The challenge for today (the starting day of the challenge... it goes through Feb 23rd) was to STATE YOUR HEALTHY LIVING GOALS for this challenge and the New Year. No, we’re not calling them resolutions, because that is so last week. We are calling them goals, because goals are awesome. You can make mini-goals, short-term goals, long-term goals, or just plain goals. They can focus on anything from pounds you want to lose to races you want to compete in. However you want to do it, just make sure you get it done, okay?!

So here is my list of HEALTHY LIVING GOALS:
  • lose at least 13 pounds. Why 13 pounds? Because that is 5% loss goal for weight watchers
  • exercise at least twice (hopefully 3 ) a week
  • drink my water.... 8 glasses... EXCEPT I am using my new Tupperware BPA Free 26 ozs water bottle as my 'glass'... so that means 208 ozs of water each day.-- so if you call me and I don't answer... I'm probably going pee... AGAIN.
  • cook a healthy dinner every night to include a healthy balance of protein, carbs, vegs etc. 
  • in addition to cooking healthy meals... watch portion sizes. 3ozs = size of a deck of cards etc
  • eat to live and not live to eat
I think these are reasonable goals...and honestly if my local girls see me not at least attempting to follow through with these... please kick my ass... a good ole ass kicking may very well be exactly what I need to get my fat ass in gear.

Happy Shrinking Ladies (and gentlemen) and don't forget it isn't too late to join the challenge... please do so because when it comes to friends who are going through the weight loss process with you... more really is merrier.

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Challenge Coming up

The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans has a new challenge that will begin on December 29th, and I am really excited about it. The past few challenges have been 'team' challenges at the Sisterhood and this latest challenge will be us on our own.... we of course will still have the amazing support of our awesome friends at the Sisterhood, but it will be all on us personally to do it.

The new Challenge is going to be called the "Power of One". You can sign up for the new challenge already all you have to do is pop on over to the Sisterhood and sign up with their simple and easy form. You KNOW you want to :)

Here is a direct link to the upcoming challenge:

Hope to see you there :)

HELP!!! I am fat and its Christmas!!!

Christmas is less than a week away and I don't know about you guys but in my family this week is all about Christmas goodies and food and family *insert eyeroll here*.

Even though I am a member of a family with 75% of us overweight the bad choices still are rampant in my family. I have try each year to bring 'healthy' options to our family potluck but I am often met with eye rolls and comments about "that's not good stuff".

Well this year I am not letting others affect the choices of myself or my children. That does not mean that I am going to be the 'cookie nazi' and not let my children have sweets or goodies etc but I can make sure that they have healthy breakfasts before we go to our potlucks and I can also help them make healthy choices at our meals as well.

I was just wondering how others are going to be battling all the unhealthy choices this week? I know that I am going to snack on healthy foods before I go to the pot luck, I will also be bring healthy choices as our contribution to the meal. I am planning on drinking ALOT of water rather than the beverages that I know will be served, and I am hoping to get in a little bit of exercise as well.

Good luck everyone!!!