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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Weight Loss Update

Woot woot!!!!!!!  I weighed myself this morning, and I'm now down to 165lbs!!!!  Now, that's still more than I weighed when I was a hundred months pregnant with my last baby, BUT it's 17lbs. down from where I started this time!!!  What's even awesomer(good word, eh?!!) is that I haven't even been having any cravings or a desire to cheat!  I'm on a roll, and I'm gonna keep on rollin'!!!  I'm on my way to the gym again!  TTYL, peeps!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

FACEBOOK

Just in case, you want to find me on Facebook, you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/fitbarbie  
I just found out today that someone else made a Fan Page about me.  There isn't much on it, and there's only 1 picture. No harm is being done, but I did not create the page. What's worse is there are only 2 fans!  hahaha  I don't know which to be more upset over!  Just kidding. Anyway, now you have the link to MY Facebook page. If you want me to add you, please write a little message to me so I know who you are!  Thanks!  OH! BTW, I was down another pound today!! WooHoo!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Anniversary

Today is the 1 year anniversary of the day I married my best friend!!!  I can't believe it's been a year already!!  This is only the beginning. We expect to have at least another 50 anniversaries in our future!  I love you, baby!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

WooHoo!

As of this morning, I am DOWN 13 pounds(so I'm 169lbs now)! My goal is to get down to at least 130lbs(preferably 120-125.) So, only(haha)40-50 more pounds to go! I'm hoping to be at my goal weight by March/spring break so we can take the kids somewhere fun, and I will be totally comfortable showing off my bikini ready bod!!! I'm keeping my toes crossed anyway! So, it's time again to hit the gym. Let's see what fun things I can come up with today to do on the treadmill!! LOL. See ya!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

11 lbs Down....5 Weeks In

Time for an update!! I've been doing this detox diet for almost 5 full weeks now, and I'd love to tell you that I've dropped about 20 pounds! Unfortunately, that isn't so:( I have dropped 11 lbs though. The weight is falling off MUCH slower than I'm used to, but at least it IS coming off. I feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle, but I will prevail!! Since I've gotten my fat ass back in the gym, I'm finding that I'm getting more and more tired. Today, I felt like I couldn't even drag myself out of bed...after sleeping for over 12 hours!! This is exactly how I felt before I started my thyroid meds. GRRRRR.
Anyway, my doc did another blood draw so we can see where all my thyroid, adrenals, hormones, etc levels are at now. I'm pretty sure he's gonna have to increase my thyroid meds. I will know for sure in a few weeks. It's like a battle because I need to workout to drop even a tiny bit of weight, but working out seems to be affecting my thyroid and/or adrenal function again. Hopefully, this will be resolved very soon. Until then, I will keep doing what I'm doing!
On the bright side, we had a birthday party for my son today at Jumpstreet, which is a place that is full of trampolines! I was able to jump a little!! I didn't do any flips or anything crazy, but I did jump a little bit. It did start to bother my knees, which is when I stopped. I know it wasn't much, but a few months ago, I would not have been able to jump at all with my knees the way they were. So, at least they are starting to get better. A small victory is still a victory!!!! BTW, I even stuck to my diet, except for a few bites of his giant cookie:) Also, I cannot believe my baby is 10 yrs old already! Time sure flies!!! Happy birthday, Jared!!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Progress

Ok, so...after my last competition in March of '09, I have been trying to overcome some major hurdles. I have been really trying to get my thyroid, adrenals, metabolism, and hormones functioning and balanced again. I also injured my knees while tumbling last year. I am still trying to get my knees totally healed. Not being able to work out (and not eating properly...they do go hand in hand), along with screwed up hormones, no adrenal function and a thyroid that was very hypo, my body weight sky rocketed up to a whopping 182lbs....which is EXTREMELY heavy for me! I never weighed that much even when I was ready to pop out my babies!! I have had to buy clothes in the size 14-18 range, which in my wildest imagination would have never been in those sizes. As you can imagine, this whole thing has effected my mood, my self-esteem, my body image. I feel like a disgusting fat cow. It's mentally very difficult to go from being at 7% body fat ll the way up to 31%!!!
In the mean time, we also made the move back to AZ, which is "home" to us!! We are super happy to be back!! I have been seeing a naturopthic doctor and my favorite chiropractor since we've been back, and I am finally making progress!! I am now able to do light cardio, and some very light weight training! Now, if you know me at all, you know taking things light and easy in the gym TOTALLY goes against my grain! I do not like it at all! However, just being there and doing SOMETHING is progress!! I am back to a regular gym routine, light legs, cardio, abs, and stretching!! My flexibility is coming back very quickly!! I started on the treadmill, barely poking along at 2.5mph, just to see how my back and knees were going to react. They have been fine, and I'm gradually picking up the pace!! Today, I walked at 3.0mph!!!
My naturopathic doctor has also put me on a detox diet, which is extremely similar to a pre-contest diet, along with 2 detox shakes per day. Although the weight is not coming off as quickly as I'd like, it IS starting to come off! As of yesterday, I have dropped 7lbs!
Even though I have a LONG journey ahead of me, I am already starting to feel alive again! It's a good feeling!!!
I am going to TRY to post my progress on here regularly. Be on the look out for more updates soon!!