Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Work out in the morning before your brain knows whats going on"

The title of this post is a favorite quote from Joann, my Weight Watcher leader. As many know I was doing really well at the beginning of this journey with working out in the morning. Then day by day, week by week, I started sleeping later and later. Well this past weekend I decided enough of that! Instead of making myself do it every single morning, I'm thinking 2 mornings a week sound good. If that continues to go well I'll add in a few more mornings :). I do plan on adding in a few work outs in the evenings as well.
I'm still in the getting back on track phase. I did so well at the beginning and fell off the wagon, but I'm back!
I'm reading an EXCELLENT book that I HIGHLY recommend, it is called Half Assed, it is by Jenette Fulda. It is about a 24 year old woman who decided to change her life and she lost almost 200 pounds! I am so inspired by her! I think if someone who weighs much more than I do can push herself on the treadmill, so can I!
I would write more tonight but today has just been "one of those days". I cannot wait to go to bed and start over tomorrow. I pray that it will be much better than today!!!! WW wise its been great! I've ate very well, exercised and drank all my water, and on top of that, I lost what weight I gained last week :)
So here's to tomorrow, a new day, I'm not looking back at the bad, and moving on with the good things in my life.

"We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough." -Helen Keller

Monday, May 30, 2011

back to blogging :)

I've been without a computer for awhile, and then got a new one! After getting the new one I didn't even remember I had this blog until yesterday, when my grandfather asked me why I don't blog! So here we go!
My total weight loss is currently right around 25lbs! I have not been as motivated as I was before, but as I've heard many times in Weight Watchers, its never too late to start again. I haven't been "bad" per say, however I've found myself working out less and not being quite so careful on what I'm eating.
I'm happy to be writing this blog again as I feel like posting it for the public to read makes me more accountable!
Below are a few updated pictures, because at the beginning of this I told myself I'd post pictures so I can see my progress!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I haven't been so good about blogging lately!  I think I just forgot about it...time to get back on track!
I am now down a total of 16 pounds! I have hit my first 5% goal. I love how weight watchers encourages me to take it little goals at a time! I know I have to think of it as not losing 100 or so pounds, but losing 10 pounds 10 times....I can do that!
It is so nice outside I have definitely taken advantage, I went on a long walk this morning! It was so nice to clear my head and get some fresh air!
I did 30 minutes on the elliptical this afternoon at level 11! That is most definitely an accomplishment for me! I normally do about level 5, but I thought to myself why can't I push myself more? So I did it!!
I was exhausted after, but I feel so much better about myself!
With Valentines Day tomorrow I have been thinking about love. This year I've been thinking about not having a Valentine. I have decided why not be my own Valentine? I know that sounds dumb, but in my head it sounds pretty darn good. I am my own Valentine by focusing on ME! I love myself and need to continue doing whats best for ME, not anyone else, just me :)
Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!!
<3 Carly

Sunday, January 23, 2011

new pic

I was going to try and post a pic after/around each weigh in so eventually I can see the progress...since I forgot earlier, I had my sister take one yesterday!
Its been a pretty good week so far, I've been working out with The Biggest Loser Wii game, and oh boy is it kicking my butt! I'm excited to see the results at my weigh in Wednesday :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Weigh in last night!

Last night I weighed in and lost 3.6 pounds! I am now down 11.6 since January 1st!
Also last night I definitely turned a new leaf in my life. I had a bit of a rough night, and normally I would have turned to food. Last night I took out my anger and frustrations at the gym. It was defintely a good way to "cope". I have been on the Weight Watcher message boards lately and LOVE the extra support there. After posting on there last night one response really stuck out in my head "Just remember that if hunger isn't the problem then food isn't the answer." I have now posted that on my fridge so it really makes me think twice when going to get a snack!
My goal this week is to make sure I judge if I am actually hungry, or if I am eating just to eat.
As always thank you soo much to everyone who is so supportive of me!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WI day

I don't have too much to update on...I did weigh in tonight and lost .8. I was a little disappointed in such a small loss, however I have to look at it as a LOSS. It could be a gain!
I have now lost 8 pounds since "restarting" weight watchers. My goal is to lose atleast 2 pounds by next weigh in so i hit 10lbs :)
I have had a problem recently thinking of the "big picture". Thinking about how much weight I have to lose really gets me upset. I know i MUST start making small goals for myself, but that is soo easier said than done! I'm trying!
Also I want to thank everyone who has been soo supportive of my journey. Through comments on here, facebook, and in person I feel very supported and loved!
Goodnight all!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Biggest Loser

So I havent really had too much to post Sunday or yesterday, so I thought I should update today.
Tonight I watched the Biggest Loser, which is huge motivation for me! I mean I watch some of these people who are almost DOUBLE what I weigh and they are working out so hard.
I have been working out, but I feel like I could be pushing myself much harder.
Starting with my next workout, I am going to make myself work harder, work out longer, and push myself to go up another level of intensity.
Also while watching tonight, I again thought of how much I would love to be able to work out with the trainers. I know going on the biggest loser is not a reality, but they do have a Biggest Loser Resort in California or Utah. It looks like an amazing place! Its basically being on the biggest loser without being on TV. Unfortunately I looked at the link on their website and the cheapest option is still near $2000.
I'll put a link on for anyone interested in what I'm talking about!
I know that this is not a realistic place for me to go to, but one can dream right :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Day 2

I worked out @ my apartment this afternoon after getting a pedicure with my sister!
I love being the only one in there when i work out! Also watching football definitely made it go by much faster!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Here we go again!

A few years ago I attempted to follow in the footsteps of my mother and create a blog where I update a photo each day of the year. That lasted a whole 3 here It goes again!
For my first picture I'm uploading a picture I actually took a few weeks ago. As many of you know I have joined weight watchers and am working very hard at getting healthy! I wanted to have a "before" picture to be able to keep track of my progress, I'm not too proud of it but I know my hard work will pay off! I will occasionally load updates as I continue on this journey! I hope everyone has a safe,happy,HEALTHY New Year!