Thursday, May 24, 2007


sooooo....finished up with my first week of my pseudo-diet and i gotta say so far so good. and i truly hate to call it a diet because i despise that word. truly i do. i'm just eating better and watching my caloric intake - trying to keep it around 1200-1500 per day...on the lower end when i'm not running or playing soccer that day. this past weekend, i shot right past that guideline on 2 occasions because of the wildflower festival and the junk food and then lovely beer intake on saturday night. ah well...regardless every other day has been great and i've been doing well. i'll be honest the first few days were very hard only because of the hunger pains i was going through. it's amazing how much a simple change as bettering your eating habits can instantly make you feel better. it's getting much easier and i'm pretty sure that once i go for another couple of weeks, i will be well over the hump and losing weight.

the lovely mama, tiffany, recommended and i gotta tell you i love it! it's free and it tracks everything you eat online and you can print out reports to have something material to hold onto.

so one week down and 33 more weeks to go! (i sound like i'm estimating my gestation period - nice)

all in all life is grand at the moment. things are still going well with horizon, my amazing significant other who i am absolutely crazy about.

other than that, work is slow this week in preparation for the 3 day weekend that lies ahead and i for one, will not be complaining. maybe i will actually have a weekend of not taking any work home. whew!

saturday i have a soccer tournament scheduled (which in seeing the weather for the next few days now, i'm skeptical if it will take place). 3 full soccer games in one day. what was i thinking? do i have a death wish? needless to say, i may be blogging from the hospital next time you hear from me.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


when you've finally decided to do something and start sticking to it, it's amazing how your body, mind and soul change.

just from playing soccer alone for the past 9-10 months has helped. i've dropped a size, however only lost about 5 lbs. my legs are definitely more tone, but i haven't LOST WEIGHT like i need / want to.

i am completely ready. i am commited to finally losing this weight. i've talked about it, but i didn't have 100% full on gumption before. now - i do.

so here's my plan. i'm giving myself until december 1, 2007 to reach my goal weight which is plenty of time. i signed up with and have received a meal plan. i'm definitely not going to follow it 100%, but it does give me the guidance as to what i should be eating. that's been my problem all along - is that i just haven't eaten well enough to lose the pounds, but all that is changing starting today. i'm keeping a food / drink diary every single day and am commited to keep it up. i'm not going to restrict myself too much, i'm just changing my eating habits for the better. sweets have never been a problem for me, but carbs always have, which i am going to be cutting down on.

until july, i won't be playing outdoor soccer again because our season is over. no gaps in indoor though - every thursday night. so tuesday, saturday and sundays i have committed to running/walking for 30-45 minutes each day. that will not only help me lose the weight, but increase my stamina for the game of soccer, which is my true passion. if i could play it 7 days a week, i totally would.

so here goes! i will be blogging about my progress as well, so if you see me slipping up or doing something i shouldn't be doing, tell me about it - slap my hand, because i will need it! i'm 31 and i'm not waiting any longer. by the time i reach 32, i will be at my goal weight and feeling great about myself. this is for me and me alone. i am ready to lose this weight for life and tweeking my lifestyle is exactly how i plan on doing so.

wish me luck! :)

Friday, May 04, 2007


why to they get rid of all the good shows and leave the crap shows running?

goodbye, gilmore girls. *tear*