Surely I Have Two Weeks Worth of Mamavation?

bob harper

I recently signed up for Mamavation's Two Week Challenge.  The first 100 people received a free membership to where we can access workouts, journal, forum, recipes, and much more.   Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing for some great stuff!  Challenge is from October 29th, 2012 - November 12, … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty: March Weigh In


I knew this last month would be hard because of spring break but we also did a lot of eating for some reason.  Despite that, I think I did well. I noticed that I had more mental issues this time around.  I found it harder to get ready to leave to town for my workouts but once I got there, I felt great working out.   I cheated with food much more … [Read more...]

People that Inspire My Weight Loss


You know how you see those commercials with the before & afters and while they look great, I don't know who those people are so it means a little less to me. For me, I need to changes like that from real people that I know, have hugged, and can talk to any time of day. I'm extremely lucky to have the support system that I do. My kids & … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty: One Month, Measurements Update

weight loss measurements

It's been exactly one month since I've been going hard at Anytime Fitness and hiring Sarah as my personal trainer.    It was a month that I thought would be easier with a trainer and while I find it much more motivating to have a trainer, it definitely isn't easy. Everything about the workout is hard and exhausting, and at times, will have you … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty: Pushing Through and Something New


This week marks the 1 month anniversary that I've been working out with my trainer at Anytime Fitness.  While I haven't lost tons of weight, I have gained muscle, strength, and confidence.  We take measurements in  a few days and I know I've lost 8 pounds but I'm really impressed with several changes with my body and mind. When I first started … [Read more...]

A New Year, A New You and Me – A Fresh Start

healthier food

The New Year always brings a fresh start doesn't it?  This year, I've vowed to get fit and while I'll still be enjoying all of my favorite food items (with portion control), I'll be adding a few healthier alternatives to the mix as well. I have no clue how that ice cream got in there but it's totally not for me;)  As you can see, I'm adding … [Read more...]

Mental and Physical Accountability

Me, breathing during the Pow Wow

Oh man, talk about feeling like a train going 100 mph!  I never expected to be so busy OFFLINE as I am these days.  No complaints really because I like that actually. I like having a purpose and something to do for me and my family.   I've been feeling inspired lately by the people around me, physically and mentally.  Every since the whole … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Pizza with a Side Salad

Pizza and salad

When I started my weight loss journey, I had no idea how hard it would be but I am finding things that make it easier.  I load up on fresh produce every week, drink tons of water, and always keep a few convenience items on hand.  When my man wants those super fattening jalapeno stuffed sausages for lunch, I can easily grab a Lean Cuisine dinner and … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty: Pledge, Wii, Update, You


Well it's not wonder I got mistaken as pregnant all those times.  I mean, good gawd, I never realized just how fat I was until last night. I was browsing earlier videos I had done when I came across one of me on the treadmill.  Wow.  I was shocked just to see how big I was around.  I knew I was fat but I guess I didn't realize how it was all right … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty: Fail, Trying Again


Fail, a word I know too well but I'm determined to not let it keep me down.  I want to be stronger but realize that I need additional support both mentally and physically. I noticed that when people were rooting each other (me) on, I was doing great!  I felt not so much obligated anymore but motivated.  And then the encouragement dwindled … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty: Treadmill, Weigh In and a Bunch of Rambling

Join me live tonight at Blog Talk Radio (9:30pmCST) to hear my interview with Michelle Aguilar from Biggest Loser Season 6. She was the winner and was gracious enough to let me ask her a few questions. Topics to discuss for the remainder of the show are healthy eating, the current biggest loser and possibly this operation fatty. I'll be posting … [Read more...]

Diet Food Delivered


One of the things I struggle with during my Operation Fatty, is having food that is more healthy than what I eat now.  It's a pain to cook separate dinners for me and my family so I'm on the prowl for diet food delivery style!  Living way out here in the middle of nowhere means I can't just run to town to pick up some healthy dinners or grab some … [Read more...]

Taking Steps to BeeWell and Help the Breast Cancer Network of Strength


Being held accountable and having that motivation to walk are two things I need. BeeWell Miles will be giving me both. By participating in the BeeWell Miles campaign, I'll be walking, and for the steps I take, they will donate $.15 (per mile logged between April 1 and October 31, 2009) to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength! Now THAT is … [Read more...]

Healthy Green Grilling with Scanpan


My weight loss goals this year include more healthy recipes and taking baby steps to going green, so having the chance to try this grill pan out made me more than happy. Some facts you should know right away about this line that makes it special, is that it is 100% PFOA FREE!  A very important factor for people living green.  The line is … [Read more...]

100 Calorie Little Debbie Snacks

In my quest to lose weight this year, I'm on the prowl for TASTY GOOD snacks that I can indulge in--Snacks that are going to soothe the craving.  I've tried another brand (WW) that were so horrible that even my kids wouldn't eat them and they eat everything!  But these Little Debbie Snacks?  These are sooooo good.  You would have no clue that they … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty: Recommend a Treadmill and the REAL Me


I get a lot of people saying, "You don't look like you weight that much!" but the sad fact is, I do.  Many times when I post pictures of myself, I cut just about every part of my body off that I can.  But you're about to see just how big I am.  Did you know that I wear spanx constantly and that I even try to hide my fat, in my house, … [Read more...]

Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer Kicks My Booty! Subway Rawks OVER


I have been trying really hard to work on my weight here lately.  I've cut out sodas a LOT and for those days that I can't live without it, I bought the mini cans of soda.   You know, for a fix.  Yes, I truly am addicted to soda and have withdrawals and need fixes. So, I also have been doing Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer.  Now you would think … [Read more...]

Operation Fatty #3 Back to the Grind

Well, I said I was gonna start my weight loss journal back up and I am.  I'm weighing in a 190, with a goal of 140 but I'd take 150;) I'll be using Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer, taking diet pills, and drinking my trusty Propel.  I think I can manage the 10 minutes for sure and depending on how well my body takes it, I can also do … [Read more...]