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...