Tuesday, July 12, 2016


OK, full disclosure. This is a very, very hard post to write. I feel that I need to write it though.

Starting weight: There is a 2 lb difference between getting weighed at the doctor and the first time I weighed in at Weight Watchers. Doctors office weight was...204. Weight Watchers was 202 (4/9)

Current weight: 196 (as of today 7/11)

Goal weight: 140

Inches: I didn't take measurements right away because I was well, figuring it would be just like all of my other times of trying to lose weight. So I figured I wouldn't bother. I had Ben take some a couple of weeks ago but will share that later.

Pictures: I didn't take any before pictures for the exact same reason I didn't measure. However, this all started the week after my in-laws came for a visit. All pictures taken during their visit, I sort of consider my "before" pictures. The 3 pictures above were all taken on the same weekend.

My current weigh in day is Saturday.

Program I follow: Most people aren't aware that Weight Watchers actually has two programs. One is the basic points program that you hear about all the time. The other one is called Simply Filling. This program has a huge list of foods that you can eat, without counting points. You get a weekly points allowance, and anything not on the simply filling list, you use those. That is the plan that I am following. I don't go and weigh in at meetings because, I get to focused on the scale. I let the scale determine what kind of day I am going to have. I know it is just me, but for now I am doing everything online.

Workouts: I have fallen in love with running! It sounds so weird to me. Yet, here we are. Right now, I run 3x's a week and do water aerobics 3x's a week as well. My kids go back to school on the 20th, and so I won't be able to do water aerobics anymore. Just because of timing. Instead my new schedule will look like this...
M & F : Zumba
T & Th : Body pump (kind of an aerobics and strength training mix)
W & S : run

There you go. More info than you would ever want to know!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

This is me

I remember in high school when I ran for fun. When I participated in dance, basketball and volleyball. I remember a time when I couldn't care less about what I ate. I never thought about weight.

Fast forward to many, many years later. I wasn't feeling well and had no idea what was going on. I had a fever, was throwing up, burning while going to the bathroom, horrific cramps. It boiled down to kidney stones and a urinary tract infection.

While I was at my doctor, they decided to do some blood work and other tests. I was told that I had sugar in my urine.

Two days later, I got the call saying that I had Type 2 diabetes. I was taken by surprise. Although I wasn't really shocked. I didn't exercise. I wasn't eating healthy. I had gestational diabetes with my youngest. I was a prime candidate.

I cried. I cried a lot.

Since that day, I have taken diabetic nutrition classes, started diabetic medications including insulin. I joined Weight Watchers and the YMCA.

I decided to change. I didn't want to share my problems, and really kept everything to myself. But I needed help. I had questions. So I "came out" of the diabetic closet on Facebook.

I have had so many people support me through emails, texts, comments, likes...the support has been amazing. I am so blessed.

So why start a blog? Because I am an over share-r. Because I need support. Because I need motivation. Because I have a long way to go. Because its who I am. Because I am doing it my "weigh".