Saturday, December 31, 2011

Farwell 2011

So here is my annual end of the blog.

My oh my! What a year! Can you all believe that 2011 is gone and over.
What happened this year. I think the huge one is getting married to the love of my life and my best friend. Chime in the gagging noises! lol! :)
But in all seriousness, January - June was all wedding prepping and stressing out! YIKES!!! I'm not doing that again but I totally would do it all over again. It was the most awesome wedding EVA! It was simple laid back...like us. I looked AMAZING, and well he simply looking handsome! I honestly couldn't have asked for a better man to send the rest of me life with.
So now the its June, we got married on the 11th. We went to DISNEYWORLD for the honeymoon on June 20th came back 27th. We've decided that is kind of our thing. So I think each year we're planning a trip hit Disney sometime.
Also before the wedding, to add to the stress of it all we decided to move into his grandmother's house. Unfortunately we're still staring at boxes! lol So that is one thing I wouldn't recommend...moving before a wedding! hahaha! :)
End of July, brought my cousin Aaron and Joselin's wedding. And would a beautifully quirky wedding it was! I love those two! They are the GREATEST! Then after Joselin and I chatted for a minute during the weddingness. She help me rediscover my love for writing...my grammatical errors and all! :) When I begin to publish it, I'll have it edited! lmao!
Then just usual work from September - December.
The greatest nephew turned 1 in October, LOVE YOU ALEX!!
I had several epiphanies pertaining to my weight loss. I realized that my health isn't worth some of the excess stress I have/had in my life. And I'm still trying to weed out what I don't need and I'm getting back to my basics. Work, gym, losing weight. And Brent and I are both going to be working at getting healthy and losing weight. So some of our bonding time will be pushing each other at the gym!
And thanks to my wonderful and dear friend, Elizabeth, her Christmas present will help us towards that goal. She gave us a journal to write down our dinners on one page and the grocery list on the previous page, A GREAT idea. Along with that she gave us a cookbook with some of her recipes that we like, and our adding family recipes to it! So it's expanding as we speak!
So to kick off 2012 Brent and I have decided to go to the gym tomorrow morning. YAY for a healthy life style!
Also something we are looking forward to in 2012 besides my awesome weight loss, is a new niece or nephew!!! YAY!!!!!!!! We are going to be an aunt and uncle again. And to top it off its going to be an August baby, because we all know those are the best babies! :)
Well this brings my end of the year blog...to well...an end! I'll be seeing y'all in 2012! Night you crazy kids! Much love!

LJ

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Weigh In 12/27/11

Well I have to be honest, I wan't going to weigh in because I didn't want to see a gain. Because in my mind if I don't see it, it doesn't exists! :) Not my most sound logic but it works at times.
Anyways my willpower and curiosity got the best of me and I weighed in! To my surprise it wasn't as horrible as I had played it to be in my head. I gained .7 lbs. Not even a whole pound considering the week was Christmas and all the madness that ensues! So I will gladly take that with my head high.
I think that in itself is a victory!
So I'm once again excited for this week to get over with! I've put when I'm my fancy iPhone my days to go to the gym. I have a fancy notebook to plan our meals out for the week along with a shopping list to maximize weight loss!

I'm pretty stoked. I'm happy that I'm taking 2012 by force and pwning the year before it even begins. I will that it will be an awesome year! There is alot that'll be happening! But mainly it's the changes that to myself for the better, that I'm most excited for. So off the begin another day! Happy counting! Much love LJ

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Weigh In 12/20/11

As y'all know I moved my weigh in day to Tuesday. I had mucho success with Tuesday before so I figured let's give it another round. :)
And many of y'all know I work retail in the grocery world so y'all can imagine its alittle busy and then my mom/family was in town this past weekend and I tracked but not as meticulous as I normally do or have done. Then we had a Christmas party and I did really well, thankfully there was a good mix of fairly health foods!! Yay so thanks y'all for that! :)
But amongst the insanity drive thru became the option for several days but I still managed to do okay. But just doing okay got me a gain!!! Boooo hissssss! And I'm actually okay with it, considering everything that went on I didn't gain everything back I gained 3.9 pounds but my over all totally is still losing so I'll take that anyday!

And while my my mom was in town she talked more about her diabetes issue that spawned over the summer but is under control and that has mucho motivated me to get my health back in check!
Also I'm friends with this woman, who found me through the weight watchers Facebook. And her weigh in days are also Tuesday...so she posted her numbers she lost 6.8 pounds for a total of 90.8 pounds! I was super stoked and motivated and encouraged by that. I'm like let's get this week going! I'm tracking and not only that I'm going to be honest with myself about my tracking! Also I know it's Christmas but I've got to get back to exercising. With that being said i'm taking a break from my extra activities. So I'm pretty much just working and losing weight. I've decided to make 2012 my year to get healthy again and take care of myself. But that is another blog all together, that I'll be posting soon.

Recap I had a gain but I realized so much more. It's time to take control of my health once and for all!! Gym nazi and points nazi reporting for duty! Time for balls to the wall style!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Weigh In for 12/9/11

Well another as passes and I am late posted my numbers, but better late than never...right? :) Well I stepped on the scale with the hopes of a lose and well the scale delivered a 4.7 loss!! Making my total loss 11 pounds!!! Booooyaaah! It's going the right way and now that I have an app on my phone hooked up to my blog I can share my awesomeness quicker!!!! :$

But I realized this past week that all the fast food and crap was gross! I forgot how much I like to cook and eat some home cooked food! So I feel my body cleansing itself of the grease and fat ad all that grossness! But don't get me wrong I still love a good old fast food outting but not at the expense of my waistline and all the time!

Well that's all for this weigh in, I'll be seeing you on Friday!! :) much love!! LJ

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

"Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don't want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Just gonna have to be a different man..." - David Bowie

How can you not love David Bowie. Yeah he's what the world views as weird but he's just being himself...so how can you hate on a man for that? How can you hate anyone for that? But that's a different blog all together. ;) But it has meaning to me. I don't know if it was watching "Glee" last night, my mom's doctor's appointment, Weight Watchers being tweaked, the season changing, or the gain I had but I honestly feel like I'm ready for a HUGE change. A challenge.

I feel as if I'm more kick ass, if that's anymore possible.

To catch y'all up on that past month, I've realized all I've done is work...work...see family...work...puppets....work...gain weight....see friends...work...work...work...work. Yeah I understand we have responsibilities, bills to pay...etc. I get that but at what point is it TO much. I don't know...when you feel as if your health and yourself are way on the back burner. I feel as if work has been so much of my main focus. Unfortunately with that my weight creeped back up, my health I feel is out of wack...nothing major but trying to prevent things and the way I'm going with putting work and everything else first I'm going to send myself to an early grave. Let's be honest who knows how many years I've already lost at this point with my weight. So I'll be damned if I'm going to have other means put me to an early grave. My pants and shirts are all tight and gross feeling. I mean I rock anything but when I feel like a cased sausage...ummm no time to change. Hell why do you think I wear sweats so much. BECAUSE SWEATS LIE TO ME!!!! LOL! I've been lying to myself for far to long. I feel like I'm ready to kick some ass! I'm uber-motivated to change...see how David Bowie ties in! It all comes together! :) lol

So with me, making myself #1. I've also realized that with this power surge of awesomeness. I am not being a doormat to anyone...myself included. I'm back to the Lydia, pre-weight watchers 2007. I loved myself with curves and all then. So I back then focus on losing weight for the inside, taking pressure off my heart and other organs, preventing diabetes. Because I'll be damned if I'm getting that disease. Screw that! And of course the outside did its thing. I'm back to that point right now. I'm losing weight for my inside health and the rest will follow suit!

 I know this sounds all to familiar but its not. But this Lydia 2011/2012 with the flair and the diva-ness of 2007 added to it. I've grown-up but I'm not taking crap anywhere.

Because since moving down here I've had a bumpy road as y'all know but I'm refusing to let it control my future, my self worth, or my loved ones. Let's be honest, I didn't love myself for a long time. It's only been recently that the love for myself has really been there. I mean the actually love...when wake up and feel like man I'm hot and awesome! Shocker I know...I'm sure you guys we're like "Lydia you seemed fine to us." Yeah because I'm a FABULOUS actor!!! :) I should seriously has Oscars! I'm fake until you make it kind of gal! And well I've made and I'm not going back. Because I feel the love for myself inside of me and that ain't going no where!! I've felt like I've been starting please people again at the expense of myself. Yeah NO! I've worked to hard and overcame to much to go back to that meek and weak feeling girl. NO! I'm a woman now with my agenda back in check!

Don't feel sorry for me, this is not a pity blog. This is a I'm fired up and I'm taking whats mine back. :)

Here are my goals for the end of the year:
15 pounds gone by 12/31/2011, which will put me back at my lowest for this year.
36 pounds gone by Valentines 2012. Which is a personal and milestone for myself. And that will put my total weight loss at the point 59 pounds.
41 pounds gone by 6/11/12, which factors in the gains and plateaus.

Also we have joined a 24 hour gym, so no excuses for exercising.
We have enough healthy foods in this house. It should be a bit earlier to eat better. And we are not eating out...useless we just can't help it...not because we're lazy! So BOOOO-YAH!! On that note I'm chucking the deuces and cleaning the house!! :)
Much love!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Today's Show is Brought to You by the Letter "S"

So my scale update is I'm down .5 lbs. Its a loss and in this game you take all the losses you can get. I didn't exactly follow the plan like it's suppose to be done last week. And this week isn't shaping up to be good either! Why don't I seem to be focused? I really really really REALLY want to get back to where i was and lower but I feel like I'm holding myself back. What do I have to lose? Why am I holding myself back? Why am I sabotaging myself? AH-HA! That "wonderful" word sabotage! It seems to be a recurring theme. According to Webster, sabotage is an act or process tending to hamper or hurt. Well if its sooooo negative, than why do we do it...aka why do I do it!?

I think its because I'm hiding and surrounding myself in my fat. But from what? I have a fabulous marriage, decent job, great friends and family. So whats the deal-io. I have nothing to hide from except myself. But dude when I lost the weight the first time; damn, I was like this but 10 times more awesome...as if that was possible. :) But since the depression, 2 years ago! HELLO, Lydia get the fuck over it and stop blaming shit on that. Expiriation on that HAS expiried! So I'm just being lazy fucker. Why then. Don't I want to be healthy? Yes. Don't I want to be fit for the babies I'll be carrying? Yes. Don't I want to live and drive Brent crazy way into our old age? Hell yes I do! So why am I not working the program? Why am I looking for an easy way out...example the pills. I know it takes hard work and dedication but seriously come on. UGH So this is my final thought for this passage. Until next time! <3 LJ

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reinspired - 1 Excuses - 0

I know I've been way lame at keeping this blog updated but its honestly because I'm embarassed to say I gained about 8 pounds in the past 2 weeks. And here I am all kick ass and stuff but I didn't have follow through. But something sparked in my noggin, I began to think about why I'm having a hell of a time losing weight this go around, why I can't seem to get it under control, why I'm not even trying. Well a few reasons, but the main ones are I was lying to myself and making up excuses. My portion sizes have gotten out of control. I don't measure a damn thing and look what my prize is an 8 pound gain! YAY....not! :o|

Then time seems to be a factor...I feel like I don't have time. I then started to think why don't feel like I have time...I lost 100 pounds before working and having a full time job.  Then it dawned on me...thats all I did was work and lose weight. So I'm going back to that point for a short time. I'll call it going underground and going hardcore...bitches. yeah thats right don't mess with me!

Also the reason I'm reinspired is because of my previous blogs from the beginning. I was reading them and I'm thinking to myself; I'm so cool, I remember feeling like that and I want that feeling again, I want to be proud of myself again, and I most of all want more of that oozing self confidence...as if this world can stand for my ego to get ANY bigger! ;) So I was like that's awesome I can do this again and I'm the right track...baby I was one this way. Okay lame Gaga reference...i know so sue me! :)

When 2012 kicks off all I'll be doing is working and weight loss. I'm still going to weight loss until then and be hardcore but once 2012 its on like donkey kong. I will be point/gym nazi. I mini Jillian, from Biggest loser fame. NO MORE EXCUSES. A wise man, who I once worked with, told me that. So that is my motto. Excuses are done.

Also I wrote and told the world my goals.
My goal for the end of the year - 42 pounds.
My goal for our 1st year anniversary - 100 pounds total gone

So yeah boy! I have made lunch and dinner for tomorrow, ready restart the mojo! HAHAHA! Dork! I have my Wii out...finally...and ready to Just Dance, walk or some form of exercise! Anyways I will post next wednesday what I lost. Because I WILL have a loss! <3 LJ

Part 4 of Back to the Beginning

So I almost have y'all caught up! Thanks for bearing with me! Hopefully its not to much to soon! :)

June 3, 2008
Dang! I gained 1.2!! UGH! I know what it was. It was that stupid "break up" or lack of one I should say. So I did alot of emotional eating. UGH! Well I would go without eating because I wasn't hungry but then I would binge because everything would get to me. Damn this emotional rollercoaster!! Screw boys. I'll be DAMNED if anyone else is going to screw with my success on Weight Watchers. Screw that...I've come to far to go back!!! I just have to work on my emotional eating crap...how does one stop that? Ugh! LOL! But its all good. I'm soooooooo ready for next week!! Let's roll. Let's kick some ass and take some names!! Stand in my way I'll run your ass over. I'm so much better than I was last week. This girl can bounce back. I figure life is to short to dwell on the negative things it throws at you! Things are going to hit the fan its what you do after they hit the fan that makes you who you are. And I'm fabulous! :)
Hey bright side I've still lost 91.4 pounds! Wow that is alot!! That is really alot. Holy crap! So I'm 8.6 pounds away from 100. Wow. That is awesome but kind of scary but in a good way. I'm super excited to see what is going to happen after I reach my 100 pound goal.
Wow 8.8 from 100. Wow. Plus when I reach my goal weight he is going to be SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry. I'm going to be even more of a babe. WOW!! LMAO!!!! Poor boy! LOL!! ;)
June 10, 2008
I'm really just plain embrassed to write this weeks blog. I had a gain and boy was it a nice big gain. I gained 5.2 pounds...in a week. Scary. Not good. Oh no! But my total is 86.2. Yeah I think I already 86...okay this is the last time I'm staying in the 80s. I know what I did. I didn't get my water, I ate out WAY to much and just ordered not exactly the best choices, and clearly didn't exercise. Didn't plan anything! But crap happens...I'm not making excuses, I'm just going to correct this misfortune.
I think when I move to Charleston I'm going to try a different day for my meeting. I want a try a Friday or Saturday meeting. Because the weekends get me. I don't know why but they do. I'll just have to work on that.
Operation Lose 13.8 Pounds Before Leaving:
1.
WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN!!!!!!!! The good, the bad, and the ugly.
2.
E-X-E-R-C-I-S-E!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its not a want, its a have to. You did it before and you are going to do it again. You're going to get whipped into shape. This 86.2 pounds didn't come off overnight...it took HARD WORK! Get that mojo back, Lydia.
3. Avoid drive thrus and alcohol at all cost for the next few weeks. I clearly lost all control and I need to regain control again...at whatever cost.
4. Look for new recipes to cook. Yes I got bored. I resorted back to bad habits. No more!
5. Look for another outlet for dealing with your emotions...
NO MORE EMOTIONAL EATING!!!!!!!!!! That HAS got to quit. Exercise, chew gum, write, DO SOMETHING ELSE OTHER THAN EATING!!!!!!!!! Control that nasty monster. Food is just going to make it worse for you!
Dang! Okay I was just talking to myself.
Plus Debbie and Jen inspired me to want to loss weight again with their AWESOME loss this week!!! Yay y'all!! :) I want a loss for next week and I'm going to get it...come hell or high water!!!!!
June 17, 2008
Well I got a lost and its 1 pound. I'll take it. Hey a loss is a loss. Total right now is 87.2 I need to recycle 5 more pounds to get to where I was at. I'm just really getting fusturated with myself. I'm not doing well and I know what I should be doing but I'm not doing it and its really pissing me off. I don't know what my issue is. Maybe I'm scared to just do it...become who I'm suppose to be. Does that make any sense? Beause I've been fat all my life...I don't know anything else. I've used my fat as a sheild to protect myself from people and words. I've hidden behind my fat and I don't want to anymore though. I want to get to my goal weight and be the babe I know I am. Hell fire look at my pictures! LOL! I have it in me...I just some how need to reprogram my brain. Damn brain! LOL! Why do you have to complicate things! LMAO! So how does one go about relearning things. Trial and error my friends.
So recap I'm tired of sabotaging myself. I'm tired of being where I'm at I want to see whats past 92 pounds. I want to feel healthy again!! I want it all and I'm going to work my ass off. I know I said that last week and week before but this time I mean it. You can count it.
I, Lydia, swear to write all my food down and get back to exercising. And NOT to use my flex points. I am going to get to my goal weight.
June 24, 2008
Okay I gained 1.4 or something like that. I've lost 85.8 total.
Yeah I was PISSED! I wanted to punch that scale! But then I got to thinking the only thing I should want to punch is myself. Yeah. I deserved. I was in denial about my eating. I thought I didn't have a problem but apparently I do. I've started my torrid and deadly relationship with fast food/drive thru again. I thought I put this nasty relationship behind me but I guess I didn't. Although I did exercise! Bonus points there! With being on the road between here and my new home I hit the drive thru...alot. Although I did write my food down I still made poor choices. Yeah I am just pissed with myself that I've let things slip and get so out of hand! And so I HAVE to go back to basics for my health. I need to do this. I've hit the point where I have to make smarter choices and exercise or the weight isn't going to come off. I just realized that! So off to analyze this past week and next week to improve my health. So yeah. WHAT! Let's roll!
July 1, 2008
We all know its Tuesday and we all know I gained again. Shocker. Seems to be a nasty trend. I gained 2.8. I've still lost 83 pounds! But I went back to my regular 7:00 pm meeting and before I was going to the morning one. So that probably had something to do with it. And the fact I went to the beach this past weekend. I was okay eating wise but I could have done better. I was doing so good last year but then something happened. I think I started to "cheat" alittle and then that little "cheating" turned into big "cheating". And brings me today.
Okay I went to my last meeting here in Sumter. So now I have to find one is Charleston. And get to my goal weight. Come hell or high water. I just feel like I've lost my motivation. I don't know whats up. I really don't. I think Weight Watchers and my health have taken a back burner to the rest of whats going on in my life. It started with the "break up" (which I'm so over) and then the move is just consuming a chunk of my life right now. I've been derailed! LOL!
But with that being said there was someone in my meeting that has lost 101 pounds! I was like WHAT?! Wow thats awesome. Heck if she can do this so can I! It took her about 13 months. And I got to speak with her after the meeting and was like what are you doing? And she was like points and when I get hungry fruits and veggies. I was like ooooooooh. DUH! What the hell thats what I was doing last year and crap! Somewhere between now and around Christmas my motivation was just like I'm good...I'm chillin! I'm like oh no! So I have a new goal! 100 pounds total gone by my birthday! Thats 17 pounds in a month. Wow lets go! Anyone else want to participant in this mini challenge...you're more than welcome to. Heck while we're at it we should set a friendly bet. ;) Any takers? Just message me.
And my mom went to a early meeting a few weeks ago and said the leader said "Move More plus Eat Less equals Goalville." Hello a light bulb went off in my head!!! So thats my plan for attack!! I had it reversed! I also forgot how bad I want to be healthy!!
July 9, 2008
So I have found my new meeting in Charleston! And I LOVE the leader! Her name is Cindy and she is this adorable 30 something and is just as spunky as can be!!! She rocks! And the people there are FUNNY!! So I think its going to work out well! I'm super pumped!! I'll be weighing in on Wednesday from now on.
But on the real reason you are here! I am surprised and relieved to say that I lost 3.2 pounds for a total of 86.2!!!! I honestly didn't think I was going to do well because of moving and eating on the road but I guess moving my crap and working up a sweat helped. And the fact I went square dancing last night!! LMAO!!! I'm going to write a blog about that adventure! But I'm back on track! Finally thank goodness! Bonus roommates are super supportive of WW. So thats helps alot!! So until next Wednesday! :)
July 16, 2008
Why is my body doing this gain lose thing? I gained .8! Yeah its .8 but I'm getting just plan fustrated though. Bonus though I've gotten back into exercising. So I just need to take baby steps getting back to the wagon. I have been swirling out of control. And again I don't know why! Lately I've had all these questions about life and none of them have answers!! This is just another!! WHAT IS GOING ON!?!?! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! :)
So in order to fix my mental block I stayed after my meeting and took a crash course in the intro class. It was good. It knocked some sense into me. What I have/had been doing was not writing my food down and eating 4 meals a day. Before I would 3 meals and a snack. So instead of a snack I did a meal and I don't know why. I really think I've scared to let my fat down. I've had it as a guard for so long and I don't know what to do to get around that. Because once my fat goes I'm not going to have anything to "hide" behind. But then I don't know why I'm hiding or what I'm hiding from. Dang this is crazy...who knew losing weight would open Pandora's Box! I really have got to figure out what is holding me back. So I can get over this shit. I was doing so well and now I've hit this wall and I'm tired of hitting this wall and its the same damn wall!!! UGH!!!
July 23, 2008
Well its Wednesday and I gained. I swear. I gained 1.2 pounds and my total is 84.2! UGH! I thought I did really well...considering I didn't write anything down and I had a family reunion Monday and Tuesday. But then I have my monthly visitor! Yay! Joyful bliss. But I must say that I am extremely proud of myself for maintaining where I'm at for the most part. So when I get to my goal weight I will have had practice in maintaining. So bonus!
Speaking of writing everything down. I've seriously have gotten out of that habit. I don't know when it started but I've found out writing my food down really does help. It holds my ass accountable. So I HAVE got to get back into that...so maybe I'll reward myself each day I do it...with a NON food reward. Exercise has pretty much picked up since I've started working. I'm walking all over the store. Holy crap! LMAO! So I'm just alittle bummed about my gain but I can sort of thank Mother Nature. ;) So my new goal is to get my 100 by Labor Day Weekend. And my everyday goal is writing my foods down.
And at the family reunion is was really good seeing everyone. Especially my mom, dad, and brother. Then I was able to hang with my super cool cousin from New York and his girlfriend...but I'll write a blog about that later! Its awesome! :) Well I'm going to finish getting ready for work.
July 30, 2008
I owned that scale today!!! Can we say 6.8 pounds gone!?! Which brings my total to 91 pounds gone F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!!!! Oh my gosh!! Finally and I repeat FINALLY my ass is back on track!!! Who knew writing everything down worked?!?! WHAT! Yeah I wrote EVERYTHING and I mean E-V-E-R-T-H-I-N-G down!!!! I'm back in control and I like it. I'm 9 pounds from 100! I think...I mean I KNOW I'm going to get my Labor Day Goal! Word!!
Wow. I guess every since my breakdown, the family reunion, and my uncle's death...my life has seemed to fall back into place. I think talking with my cousin's girlfriend and my uncle's death, I want nothing more than to get to my goal and I will not stop until I get there. I'm back on the wagon and I'm driving this thing to Goalsville!! Yeah I'm going to fall off again and get lost but I know that I will find my way and get back on because I always do. :) And you can too!! :) Well have a rockin week!! See ya next Wednesday! :)
August 6, 2008
I lost 1 pound! Total 92 pounds that I will never see again!! I'm happy with it considering it was my birthday. But I did much better on my birthday this year than I did last year. So all and all I'm happy with my 1 pound. And I'm almost where I'm at before I hit my rough patch in this journey. So I'm .6 away from my highest loss. Cool. I'm feel good. Nothing to exciting went on just my birthday which I controlled fine. :) Until next week. Love y'all.
August 13, 2008
WHOA! This week I lost 2.8!!! For a fabulous total of 94.8!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! Wow. I'm totally getting my star next week!! Wow I'm 5.2 from 100 pounds being gone forever! You guys have no idea how stoked I am! 100 is my half way mark. And to be that close to it. WHOA!!! So that means I have to 2.6 pounds the next two weeks to get to my goal for Labor Day!! WOW! I can totally do that. Piece of celery...LOL! Instead of cake! I'm so funny. I totally stole that from my friend David! :) Wow.
This week I was hardcore craving some salad. Which is good. Its funny I've noticed lately that I've been craving alot of healthy things. Which is GREAT. I think maybe I'm finally knocking out this fat wall mental block. Ever since I wrote that blog I've been in a different mind set. I feel like I can take on the world again. I haven't felt like that in awhile. Now I just need some new salad ideas. I've been totally taking my supper to work...one because I'm determined as a mofo to get to goal weight and also because I'm poor. But its all good. Being poor ROCKS!!! :) LMAO! Anyways I'm off to another week of kick ass and taking names. Who is awesome!? ME! And of course you!! :) Remember keep your head up and keep on counting!! :)
August 26, 2008
Okay. Seeing how I hadn't weighed in for 2 weeks almost. I think my gain of 2.4 isn't so bad. Yeah its a gain but they happen and I know what I did. I did really well up until Friday night and Saturday night. I realize that I NEED to weigh in. I need to restart my week. I don't need to weigh in just for accountablility (sp?) but I need to weigh in and get back my focus.
So like I said I was doing well up until Friday and Saturday night when the I realized somethings about my life that I couldn't control...or thought I couldn't control. So I drank myself in oblivion Saturday night...I mean I got shitfaced...hardcore. The only other time I got that bad was after the break up. But I got tore up!!! And Friday I drank a good bit because I had some friends come in from out of town. So of course let's eat and drink. Its cool I'm over it. Its a brand new week and my Weight Watcher battery is recharged and ready to go. So yeah I learned I NEED to weigh in once a week. And there is no reason I can't down here because there is like a bajillion different meetings!! So yeah I'm so ready to kick ass this week. 100 pounds here I come...ready or not!! :) Oh and Tuesdays are hopefully my new days! If work keeps my schedule straight! Have to love the randomness of retail! Anyways and that problem I thought I couldn't fix...well once I sat down and finally thought about it...its totally fixable!! I of course jumped the gun! Shocker! :op
September 2, 2008
Wow...what happen to the summer? I can't believe its September and what a summer I had. Whoa! I'm ready for things to hopefully simmer down and I can regain my focus once again. And I think its a fine time to start because I lost 3.4 pounds for a total of 95.8!!!!! WHAT!?!?! I'm 4.2 pounds from my 100 pound goal, my half way mark! WOW! And by the end of the year I want to be 125 pounds lighter. I think thats a nice reasonable goal. That would be my 4th 10%.
That's what we talked about in our meeting was goals for the summer and did we reach them. I didn't reach my weight loss goal I reached another infamous goal of mine...getting out of Sumter. So I can't complain about the summer...it was awesome. But I'm ready for things to mellow out and for me to get refocused on my weigh loss goal so I can kick fat to the curb. :)
And honestly this going to be REALLY sickening but I don't know how I made out like a bandit with this loss. I'm super surprised. I was just going to be happy with a maintain. But a 3.4 pound loss. I'm not sure what I did but I'll totally take it and run. I can't believe I've lost 95.8 pounds. I lost Elizabeth's daughter. I use to carry her around...all the time. OH! And I work I picked up a 40 pound bad of dog food and was like I got this...talking to a co-worker. And as I was carrying the bag it dawned on me that I use to carry that 40 pounds around and it was doubled. And I'm like holy crap how did I do this for so long.
AND! My parents came into town last night and we hung out for alittle bit...it was so nice to see them! But my mom and I went shopping for work clothes for me. And we went to Lane Bryant and I can now wear an 18/20 in shirts and a 24 in pants. WHAT! Thats so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! And I have a bra that fits me properly. Anyways thats my weekly update and I'll catch y'all next Tuesday.
September 9, 2008
So I'm down 1.2 for a total of 97 pounds gone forever. WHAT WHAT!!! I'm 3 pounds away from 100 pounds. WHOA! This is very surreal for me. 97 pounds. Wow. I can't even put into words how excited I am. Oh my gosh! ***DOES A HAPPY DANCE***
Wow. With that being said. I went to church Sunday and was all excited to be there and spiritually connected again. And then this lady who was going to hem up some pants for me asked me when I was going to bring them by and I was I put them in a bag for Goodwill because they are to big. I was like AWESOME! She was like thats good, yeah throw them out because you don't want to put back all that weight back on. I was like no. Then I got to thinking I've worked my ass off to get 97 pounds off...why of God's green earth am I going to put it back on? Why do people say those things? I'm sure she didn't mean it like that but dang it. People come on...seriously?!?! I'm not ever putting this weight back on. The only reason weight will come back on is when I have kids. But then its coming back off...asap. But seriously people need to get off my ass and just let me do my thing. Its worked for a year and some change. So back off! :) Let me do my thing. Am I making a big deal out of nothing?
September 16, 2008
I lost .8 pounds. So that bring my total to 97.8. I'm pretty happy with that. I can't complain. I'm 2.2 for 100 pounds. I'm actually getting really nervous for my 100 goal. I don't know why. I'm mean I'm extremely happy also but that would be 100 pounds I've lost. That I've just been slowly chipping way at it for 17 months and to have it so close is really just WHOA! I mean its obtainable. I have thought I could do it but the fact its here outside my door. And the fact I've come soooooooooo far. I'm the not the same girl I was 17 months ago. In fact I'm a woman now. I don't look like that girl physically and I'm not that girl mentally. I've just come so far with who I am and what I want. I'm extremely proud of my progress and I honestly wouldn't change it for the world. I have my life back and thats the best gift ever. Wow...I'm just really in a state of whoa its here. I'm getting it next week. I'm writing every single thing that goes in my mouth and exercising all week. Its on. I'm ready for the next 100 pounds to come off now. I'm ready to see what I'm going to look like and especially ready for all the fabulous fun smaller size clothes to can wear. Wow! Peace out. Much love! :)
September 26, 2008
OH MY FUCKING GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At this meeting I lost 2.2 pounds which brings my total to 100 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I fuckin FINALLY did it!!! Oh my gosh!!! I have a MILLION thoughts going on in my head. I'm sooooooooooo flippin excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!! WOW! I'm very very very speechless. First of all I want to thank each and every one of y'all for all the support and the love. I am really grateful for y'alls support. Secondly I like to say OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! Now I'm pretty much just going to ramble! This is the last blog I'm going to write here. I'm going to start a new one for the next 100 pounds. It only seems fitting. :) Now I'm going to another blog to write my thoughts because I don't know if I'm going to run out of room! :)


I FINALLY DID IT!!!!!
Current mood:SUPER FREAKIN EXCITED!!!
Sept. 27, 2008
That is lost my 100 pounds!!! WHAT WHAT!!! OH YEAH! I was a babe before but WATCH OUT world...I have arrived! Man if I feel this great after 100 pounds I can't even begin to imagine what I'm going to feel like at my goal weight!! But along this amazing journey I've done alot of growing inside and outside. I was confident-ish before. But now HOLY CRAP!! I am confident beyond belief. I know who I am and I will never ever ever change for anyone. I am a goddess!! :) I love who I am. I know I've had my ups and downs I know I will continue to have through this wild ride but I am a stronger person because of them. I will continue to be a stronger person for each and every step I take. I just feel like I can conquer the world...OH WAIT! I know I can conquer the world. I can take on anything life throws at me. I've lost a model, Mary Kate Olsen, or Nicole Richie! ;) HAHAHA! I'm so funny!!
And the best thing is I did this by myself. I did it without pills, surgery, and starving myself! Cause Lord knows I love food! OMG! :) I have nothing against those things but they weren't for me. I did this and no one can take it away from me. Although I had sooooooooooooooooo much support along the way and I am forever grateful for all the support and love I've recieved from everyone! It honestly means the world to me and I wish there was some way I could pay you back. And I also would like to thank the people that thought I couldn't do it. Or said nasty things along the way. Like I hope you don't gain all that weight back, You really shouldn't wear plaid it makes you look bigger, or When are you going to lose weight. So I would like y'all to put that in your pipe and smoke. Cause baby look at me NOW!!! :)
I've come such a long way in 17 months. I really learned alot about myself and how far I can and can't go. And I can take on the freakin world. :) I have learned that fat free food is actually really good, fast food is the devil, and everything is fine just in moderation. Yeah I can have a cheeseburger just not everyday all day! Yeah I can have some cookies just not for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!! :) So I just want to thank Weight Watchers for giving me my life back.
OH! And my new leader, Jan. Ask me to stand of in front of the meeting and tell about my journey. And then she asked if its been hard! And I was like heck yeah but its been totally worth it and I wouldn't change I thing. Its been the best thign EVER. Then another member said "I wasn't even going to come today, as a matter of fact I didn't even weigh in. But I'm glad I came because I needed to hear that." And you guys have NO idea how that made my day!! At that moment I knew I made the right decisions up until that point. I know this is what I'm going to do. Its cemented in stone. To see the looks in the people's faces and feeling like they got what I was saying. Can we say AWESOME!!! So you are talked to a future Weight Watcher leader! :)
So again thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much for all the love and support and I hope you continue the love and support for the next 100!! Let's go and kick some ass!!! And as I've said before if I can do it...you can do it! And I think we all have will power to do whatever we want...we just have to tap into it! UNLEASH THE WILL POWER!!! :) You can do it!! :)


October 3, 2008
Well the Weight Watcher gods giveth and the Weight Watcher gods taketh! Alas I reached one of my goals and well this week I gained .4 pounds so my total is 99.6 pounds!! AAARRRRGGGHHH!!! And I must admit it was an undeserved gain. Grant it was only .4 but COME ON!!! I just was at my 100 pounds gone. UGH! Yeah I was bummed but it happens and I'm not to worried because it will come off if I have anything to do about it!! :) But I feel bad because the ladies at my meeting yesterday gave me a basket with a whole bunch of WW things. And I'm all like I just gained...dang it!! But what can you do. I'll take a picture of it when I get back to 100 pounds because I refuse to open until then! :) It was just one of those things. I wrote everything down and exercised. But I think I'm still trying to figure out a system with weighing in at noon. Before I was either doing a late evening meeting or morning meeting. But now its in the middle of the day and I'm trying to find that balance. But like I said before it will come off. Believe me! Well I'll see y'all next Friday! Much love! :)
October 10, 2008
Well I lost .2 for a total of 99.8! Now this is just cruel. My body is like you get a loss but you didn't get your 100 again! LMAO! Crazy body! I swear but its all good. I'm getting it back next week. Count on that. I have new pair of walking/running shoes. Forty three bucks at TJ Maxx...score! The brand is Asics. Apparently thats a good brand. They're super comfy. ALSO! I got another foxy dress from New York & Company or Lerner's. Whatever its called now! LMAO! But dang I'm a fox. I've decided that I'm going to wear the black and white dress to church next Sunday. I'm going to get ultra girlie. I'm straightening the hair, jewelry...the whole 9 yards. Of course I'll take pictures of everything. But yeah thats all I got this week. See ya next Friday! :)
October 17, 2008

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear I'm like the best thing since sliced bread! :) I completely made that scale my bitch! LMAO! :) I lost 3.4 pounds! Are you ready for this?!?! For a FABULOUS total of 103.2 pounds. Yeah I'm totally over a hundred pounds and only 96.8 until goal bitches!! LMAO! WOW! I tell you I worked my ass off this week. I wrote every single thing down. The good, bad, and the UGLY! I exercised like a freak. I ran! I earned it this time. I felt like I didn't "earn" it last time. But I tell you the second (and last time) around is just as sweet...if not sweeter! :) Again I'm just pumped. I feel like I can take on the world. I'm extremely proud of myself. I'm speechless. I'm excited. I can not wait to see what the end results are going to be! I'm just pretty much awesome! ;) I'm soooo thankful that I have each and everyone of y'all to support me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Loves!

October 24, 2008
Well I am uber surprised about my weigh in. I lost .6 pounds. Which brings my total to 103.8!! Wooohoooo. Anyways I'm surprised because honestly I was thinking about just skipping weigh in today because I was "adult supervision" at the lock in a church! LMAO...I know right. :) So basically that means I had to stay up and make sure none of the kids had sex. Yeah you have to love middle schoolers! I wanted to kill them. But thats another blog. Anyways so I was hyped up on Red Bull for awhile but that wore off around 1 AM then I hyped myself up with coffee and sugar. Yeah. That wore off. Then all the fatty foods and sweets. UGH! Torture! But then this morning doughnuts were for breakfast. Krispy Creme doughnuts. HOT Krispy Creme doughnuts. And I heart dougnuts. I would marry them. So I ate 3 and had 2 glasses of milk. So I was crap! LMAO! But I was let me sleep and suck it up. So I did and I went and lost .6 pounds! Heck yeah!! I'll take it and run. But I must say I was fairly good during the week but I think there is always room for improvement. :) Well until next Friday. I'm working my 6 days straight so I'll have a routine and structure! Because weekends I'm not working I TRY to keep some sort of routine and structure BUT it doesn't work sometimes...alot of time! Anyways who knew for being such a free spirit I would like routine and structure! :) Loves!

October 31, 2008
HA! So much for routine and structure this past week! HAHAHA! Well I "maintained" because I didn't go to my weigh in! Bad Lydia! I know! But the roommates and I were moving and quite honestly I didn't feel like cooking anything. So I ate out a good bit...didn't track my points. Nothing. Plus money was kind of tight. But yeah I know excuses, excuses. But you better believe I'm 110% back on track! And quite honestly I missed good and filling cooking. I missed writing my points down. I just felt yucky after eating the rubbish I ate. BLAH! Ewwww. Its weird in a good way! But I'm back with full force! I want to have 110 pounds gone by my cousin's wedding middle of this month. So yeah I've still lot 103.8 pounds. :) Loves!

November 7, 2008
Well I gained! I gained 2.8 which I'm fine with. It was for 2 weeks and earlier in the week I stepped on the scale and it said I had gained 10 pounds! So I was like okay, I'll take 2.8 pound gain over 10 pounds any day! And quite honestly I'm tired of counting my points. I'm tired of writing my food down. Why can't I just eat like a "normal" person? Why don't I have much control with my food? Its fucking stupid! I hate it. And don't read this as my quitting because thats bullshit. I just am tired of counting my points and writing my foods down and I'm rebelling. :) It really sucks! Stupid being fat. UGH! Yeah I'm bitching deal. I think losing 101 pounds is AWESOME and they aren't going to come back. I'm just in a weird funk and I'm taking it out on the one thing that I can control or not control. And right now I choose not to control what I do with Weight Watchers. And please do be like Oh Lydia don't do that blah blah blah. Well I did BUT I will not let this stop me. I think Debbie and Jen best described it they are burnt out and so am I. I'm sick and tired of obsessing with my weight and what I want to eat. I can feel myself getting fatter again. I can feel that 100 pounds coming back on and I don't like that...I don't want all that hard work to down the crapper! I just I could eat and not count my points. Even when I don't write my food down I'm contently thinking how many points something is and if its worth the points. So yeah my addiction to food has won the past couple of weeks. Oh well. Thats how I feel right now. I want nothing to do with writing my shit down and exercising and none of that crap. Well until next week with a LOSS!!! Yeah. I just needed to get that off my chest and move on and deal with it! :) Loves!

November 14, 2008
Weight Watchers? What weight watchers? Yeah I didn't go again. Still pissed at the world and not wanting to eat right.

November 21, 2008
Well since I was weighing in for 2 weeks, I manage to lose .4 pounds which brings my total to 101.4 pounds that have peaced out! Well all I can say is Thank you Jesus! LOL! I will take that lose and be happy.
As y'all all know my freak gave me alittle sent back but such is life. Right? If this weight loss journey was easy everyone would be doing it. But its not and I'm not going to be able to eat like a "normal person" and I'm okay with that. I'm always going to have a love hate relationship with food. Consider me lucky! LOL! But as long has I have the tools to combat it...then I'll be fine. Am I done freaking out...yes. Will I freak out again...oh yeah! But it just makes this crazy rollercoaster more entertaining. And since my regular meeting is canceled next Friday...I'm going to be weighing in on Wednesday. Wish me luck. :) Anyways that this weeks blog. Until we meet again...farewell! :) So yeah I'm back and ready to kick so serious ass. I know I've said this stuff before but this time its different...I'm different. I'm ready to grab this bull by the horn and be down with it. Let's roll!

The Improved Me!!! Part One
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December 12, 2008
Okay! So I FINALLY went to my Weight Watchers meeting and boy does it feel good to be back!! However I didn't weigh in because the week didn't go according to plan for me. Sooooooo moving on! I took my free pass and kicked my ass to get back on track. The internet journaling thing wasn't working for me and partially I didn't want to do it.
BUT I'm back on track writing things in the NEW and improved journal Weight Watchers put out! YES!! They have an upgraded program! Its called Momentum. It basically a combo of core and flex. They want flex people to start eating more sensibly...which will entail more success! And I love success!! I really like it. I think the new journal is amazing. It has a chart to write out hungry you are or aren't. Which is AWESOME! For me its just alittle reminder that I don't have to eat when I'm not hungry! What a concept!! So far I give the new WW program a thumbs up!
And lastly I've decided yesterday that I will continue from this point forward as a "new" member with Weight Watchers. So this is my week one! OH! And I'd figure since Weight Watchers was shaking things up its about time I should because I've kept it the same for 20 months! Time to change it up! So this is the new blog spot. I'm bound and determine to get to my goal weight. I know I can get there and I will and I'm tired of stagnating. I'm moving forward put the last few months behind and kicking ass. WHAT! What's my name?!? Lydia! Until next week.
Decemeber 19, 2008
So I faced my fear of stepping on the scale. I stepping on the scale and took my 5.4 pound gain with my head held high. I was weighing in for like 4 weeks so it could have been alot worse!! But I realize that I need that accountablility. So I'm giving myself some kudos for stepping on the scale. But the new program seems to be pretty cool. I can't wait to dive more into it and learn all about. Well until next time. I won't have my actual Friday weigh in because of Christmas so I'll weigh Tuesday night. Then I'll be back on track with Fridays starting on Jan 2, 2009.
Decemeber 23, 2008
ALAS! I had another gain. .6 this time. So I don't know. I think when I get to goal I'm going to rock at maintaining!!! :) LOL! Total lost to date 95.4! Thats good but at the same time depressing because I was 103.4!! UGH! But I really need to get my ass in check. I honestly have no clue whats my deal. Why don't I care anymore? Where has my motivation gone? Where has my determination gone? Why can't I seem to regain my focus? Why is the deal, yo!? I just need a good kick in the ASS!! I honestly so much easier with my mom there but now that I'm "doing" it on my own. DAMN! But its just another speed bump in the this crazy journey! Lately there has been alot of speed bumps...mental ones. And it boils down to what am I scared of? Am I scared of actually being successful at something instead of giving up? Because when I get to my goal weight...what am I going to be going for then? I know I'm going to have to maintain and I've done decent with that. But seriously what am I scared? Oh Lord...here comes some blogs! :) Yeah you guys get to do something reading! See y'all Friday with a loss!! I promise that!! :) Love y'all!
January 9, 2009
Well! I think I love my scale and I want to marry it! And its also about damn time I see one of these!! Yes...a LOSS!!! And a damn good one! I guess all that hard word...of course paid off!! :) I lost a total of
9.2 pounds! However I didn't loss that in a week it was over the span of two and half weeks!! But that past week I kicked it up into high gear. Amped of the exercise, watch what I ate hardcore, wrote my shit down, and rocked it out! For the most part of was a model Weight Watcher! LMAO! OMG! I'm so excited. That brings my total to 104.6! DAMN! That is the most I've lost...ever. I know my body is probably going to wig out next week and be like need to keep the fat. And I'm going to be like NO! I just hope my scale isn't lying to me. :o/
Anyways I had a few milestones this week. First and foremost I didn't cave into my emotional eating. I wanted it to...believe me! But I was like I'm stronger than this...I can beat it...I will overcome it. And I did. I was like what is eating going to do to me...but jack me up later. I didn't sabotage myself! OH YEAH! For that I'm stoked! So both ends of the weight loss thing are very plus this week! Sooooooooooooooo needless to say I'm PUMPED! I'm ready for next weigh in. And I think doing it with Elizabeth is going to help out. I like the fact I have the presence of another body there. I missed that with my mom. I hope she is doing well on her journey also! Anyways until next Thursday.
January 16, 2009
Well my body was like hey let's eat bad food this week. And well I did and I will take my gain of 4.2 pounds. I've still lost 100.4 pounds. That's all I really care about...staying above the 100 pound mark. I honestly don't know what happen this week. I know I went over my points 5 out of 7 days. And one day I went over by 47 points!!! Yeah...what the hell, Lydia?!?! Seriously are you nuts? Why can't you get this shit together? What are you scared of? Why can't just do it!?! I'm slightly pissed at myself. I mean seriously...what the hell? Why can I not seem to get my ass in gear? I mean seriously...come on!! Its not like I don't know what to do. With all this I've learned I need some sort of structure and stability. Because when I had a steady schedule at work I was good. But now that my schedule isn't steady at all. I need to learn to use that to my advantage. But as always I will fight through this and get to my goal. I want to be 112 pounds total by Valentine's Day. So I'm ready. I mean I'm really ready. I'm tired of this gain lose crap. I'm going to rock it next week.



Okay so now that everyone is all on the same page here are the new blogs from here on out. I will also be posting random other pages I find about the first 100. So later days! <3 LJ

Back to Black Beginning Part 3

Okay so the titles are getting alittle OOC...out of control but y'all love me!

January 2008 - May 2008

January 8, 2008
All I have to say is THANK GOD weigh ins are back on!!! I missed my WW ladies!!! :o) I knew I was going to gain but dang!! LOL! I gained 6.4 pounds! So I'm back in the 60 pounds!! I'm starting to hate the 60s. LOL! But its all good! Plus I've still lost 68.6 pounds!!! Bonus...this weight is soooooooo going to come off next week anyways! I am going to work my BUTT off!!! I'm kicking it into high gear mode! Its a new year. A newer me!!! This year is MINE!!! Watch out world!!! :o)
Anyways I figure I should tell y'all how much I'm going to loss. I think some of y'all know its time to tell the rest. I, Lydia, plan on losing 200 pounds. Yup. I want to get to the weight of 142 or there abouts. Chill. Its all good. A healthy weight for my height (5'4) is 117 to 146. And I don't even want to see 117. I love my curves just not my fat. And I'm doing this a healthy way for me. No pills, no surgery, nothing. Just Me! And I like it like that. :o) With that being said I got the new people magazine...the one about people losing half there weight. There is this one lady that is my height (5'4) and she is 145...which is where I'm going to end up...and get this. Y'all ready?! She is a size 4!!!!!!!!!! I might be a size 4!!! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! That just blows my mind! Heck yeah! And add my butt, boobies, and my personality...I'm going to have to beat the boys off with a stick...more than I do already! ;o) LMAO!!!!!!! Heck I'll be happy size 8/10!! So yeah...I'm back. For real! Ready to go and KICK BUTT!!!!!!!
January 15, 2008
Okay who rocks! Ummm ME!! LOL! I lost 5 pounds! For a total of 73.6!!!!!!! Heck yeah!!!! *FLEXES* I need to lose 1.4 more pounds to get my 75 back!! But its sooooooooo in the bag next Tuesday! Now on Tuesday instead of going out and eating my mom and I come home and watch The Biggest Loser!!! I love that show!! It seriously keeps me motived!!!! I love those big numbers! It makes me want to work harder and push myself harder to have those big numbers! Now I know its a show but come on!!!!!!!! That is freakin awesome!!!!!!!! So I plan for next week! CARDIO CARDIO CARDIO!!!!!!!!!! Plus eating right and water!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOOO! I'm going to be the biggest loser!!! :) See y'all next Tuesday!
January 22, 2008
WHAT?!?! What the heck?!?! I wrote 99.9% everything down. I went over my points but I used my flex points. The only I can think of that happened was I didn't exercise as much. But that shouldn't cause my to gain .6. So I'm at 73 pounds. And I'm really trying not to bitch about but its soooooooooo dang frustrating. Because I was at 75 pounds but I'm now at 73. And yes I've come along way. BUT I still a long ways to go. And don't get me wrong I'm extremely happy with my progress thus far but at some point you just have to say WHAT THE HELL!?!? So pretty much I just have to be mad for a bit and then I'm pretty much over it until next Tuesday when that scale better go down or I'm going to throw it out the window!
Dear Body,
We have been at this weight loss thing for 9 monthes. You should now whats going on by now. If you don't...then get the memo. Because I'm not going back to where we were before. We've come to far. And I'm be DAMNED if you start this crap now!!!
Love, Lydia and the Brain
Wow...I told you I should be in a looney bin! LOL! Anyways I feel better now. I guess I just needed to get it off my chest. By no means am I quiting or going to sabotage myself. Bull shit!!! I've come to far. So game plan for this week Cardio CARDIO CARDIO...did I mention CARDIO!? I'm super pumped though! I just watched the Biggest Loser! That's what my mom and I do after weigh in now we watch Biggest Loser. I'm way beyond motivated. I'm ready to kick ass and take initials...because I don't have TIME to take names! Peace!
January 29, 2007
WHAT THE HELL!!!!!! Apparently my body wants to hit every number in the 70s. Okay...why?!?! I'm kind of tired of hang out in the 70 pounds gone. Lets move up to the 80s. Okay?! Awesome. Okay yeah I gained 1.2 but over all I've still lost 71.8. Which is GREAT! I couldn't be happier but come on!! Throw me a freakin bone!!!
Time to get real with myself. Yeah I wasn't perfect and I probably deserved it. I went to a friends' house and drank ALOT Friday and Saturday went back over and drank alittleLOL!
So I just got done watching Biggest Loser. Oh my gosh! I wish I could hire Jillian and date Bob!!! LOL! There is just something about that show is just so great. Its not like your typically cheesy reality show. This one has heart to it and I guess that is why I like it. But I am so ready for this week and ready to kick some SERIOUS arse!!!! I'm waking up and I'm going to go RUNNING!!! I don't know for how long and I don't care...I just want to run. I want to feel healthier! I want to be the hot woman, that I see in myself. I want to be free of this fat. I want to be the athlete I know I am and can be. I want to lose 100 pounds by April 17th...which is my 1st year with Weight Watchers. I want this so bad I can taste it. So yeah its on like Donkey Kong...right Katie!!!!!!! Oh yeah!! HEHEHE! Hopefully I'll post a loss next week and if not I'll just be happy that I stayed on point and exercised. Later days!
February 5, 2008
Can someone tell me what happened to January?! Oh my gosh! Can we say peace out January!! LOL! Dang. Anyways just reporting my LOSS!!!!!!!!!! Finally!!!!! LOL!!! I lost 3.8!!!! Thank GOD!!!!!!!! I was getting PISSED!! LOL! But that brings my total to 75.6!!!! I weigh less than I did when I lost this 75 pounds in December! LOL OOOOOOOOH YEAH!!!!!! Bow at my awesomeness!! Okay thats enough getting cocky. Oh my gosh! HEHEHE! I did it! I did it!! I did it!!!! And I didn't give up! I pulled through and I didn't give up! Thats a HUGE feat by itself!!!! Oh my gosh!! WOW!
So I got to thinking about when I did atkins 5 years ago! Wow...I was this same weight 267.2 when I quit atkins. Wow. And I gave up, plus I got bored eating the same crap. I was over that. But to be at the weight now and NOT giving up. WOW! Cause I'll be DAMNED if I'm quiting now. This is where I'm suppose to be. I'm met to be a Weight Watcher leader. I get sooooooooo excited when one of the ladies in themeeting loses weight. HELL! I get ecstatic when my friends lose weight.
I know I'm on the right path. And when you know that...nothing else matter...the drama, the pettyness,and the people that have betrayed you. That doesn't matter to me anymore. Wow. Thats awesome. I feel so much lighter mentally then anything. I know I can do this. This is NOTHING. The sky's the limit to what I can achieve and Lord knows I'm going to achieve all that is mine and then some!! Because the world is mine for the taking. I'm going to be famous. Y'all seriously watch me!! You'll be like OH MY GOD! I know her! And I'll be like yeah!! Hello! Seriously I know I'm destined for something bigger. Ooops didn't mean to get all deep on y'all. Oh well! Enjoy the journey into my mind!! Its scary! LOL! Well have a freakin awesome night! I'm off tomorrow and I'm sleeping to keep rid of this stupid cough!
February 12, 2008
Okay I've already been 73 pounds...can we move on from this number?! Let's hit...I don't know 77 pounds. Maybe even 80 pounds. Yes I had another gain 1.8. And it was because I was sick and I just wanted to eat whatever and I didn't exercise at all. So I mean its all good but 73 again why not 74...I didn't hit that number. Apparently my body likes the 70s...great!!! LOL! But seriously its all good. Its seriously going to be off next week come hell or high water. I'm tired of the low 70s. I'm tired of dicking around. So thats my report for this week. And I have to say for the most part I'm okay. But its just UGH!!! All and all I've still lost 73 pounds so its all gravy!!
There is just somedays I think I have a hold of this food thing and sometimes I have NO freakin control with over it. I just feel like this is going to be a constant struggle for me. I'm tired of battling with myself on what I should eat. UGH! Maybe this is my own way of sabotaging myself. Maybe thats why I stopped with Atkins. NO WAY!!! I'm tired of sabotaging myself...I have to get to the bottom of why I became fat.
I'm super sad Trent in gone from the Biggest Loser. I cried tonight! I really liked Trent!!! :o(


February 19, 2008
LOL! I had to move to a new blog home! Lame myspace!! LOL! I guess I’m writing to much OH WELL!!
WHOA!!!!!!!! This week I lost 3 pounds for a total of 76.8!!!!!!!!! Who is awesome!! ME!! I FINALLY broke that 75 pound mark!!! WOW! I’m udderly surprised! Considering the Friday and Saturday I had!
Cliffnotes version: This dude and I exchanged numbers. And I called him Friday and he didn’t remember me! And if you know me I don’t give my number just to anyone. But it’s totally his loss!! Because I’m a sexy beast. :o)
So I did some emotional eating. But its cool because I knew I was an emotional eater but to see where it came from is something different. Plus I read my new friend, Maryann’s blog. About her having issues with a dude at work...he was being an ass. But she was bummed and wanted to eat (because she is also an emotinal eater) but she didn’t!!! I’m so proud of her and it got me thinking!!! I was excited because I didn’t have to eat. I didn’t have to turn to food. I’m stronger than that!!! So thanks Maryann for helping me see that!!!!! :o)
Then on Saturday there was a party at April and Frank’s for Anna... and I drank WAY to much but it was soooooooooo worth it!! :) But in my defense I did leave some points to get drunk with! ;o) And I also I was VERY VERY good Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, and Monday. And I did finally exercise. I used my new Biggest Loser dvd. I like the dvds more than the gym. But anyways its an AWESOME dvd and my ass still hurts! Thanks Bob! Speaking of Bob!! I want him. He is sooooooooooooooooooo HOT!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh!!
And my other new friend Jen and I had a mini challenge going between us. I "won" it but we both loss so I think we both won it!! But I just needed someone else to hold my crazy ass accountable. So thanks Jen!!! :o) If you are ever down for another challenge you know where to find me!!! Hell if any of y’all are down for challenge...let me know!! :o)
But I’m sooooooooooooo happy with how far I’ve come!!! I’m just in a great place. I’m comfortable and content with who I am. I am happy. I’m not faking it...like I do sometimes. Yeah you know...fake it ’till you make it. I just freakin happy...probably because I’m doing this for me. And no one can take this from me. NO ONE!!! I’m 266 pounds. I can’t wrap my mind around that. Its going to take some getting use to!! But I don’t mind getting use to that!! :o) Anyways I’m off to bed...so I can get up and exercise...twice!!! I’m going to go run and do the Biggest Loser dvd. BooooooooooYaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! Word!! LOL! Night y’all!! *HUGS!!!!!*
February 26, 2008
HAHAHAHA! I maintained!!! I’ve still lost 76.8 pounds and considering the weekend I’m soooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well with that being said! I’ve decided for the remainder of lent to give up alcohol and adding in exercise. These crazy weekends I’m having are starting to effect my weigh ins and I’m not having that. Especially when I want to have 100 pounds gone by April 17, 2008. That will mark my one year anniversary with Weight Watchers. So its on. The only alcohol I’m having is communion wine and its enough to do anything to me. But yeah and I’m aware that St. Patrick’s Day falls in there somewhere but I’m more determined then ever. So ITS ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And Jen it looks like a draw this week!! Want to give it another go? :o)
OH! And speaking of exercising! I got my Turbo Jam in today so I’m totally going to try that tomorrow!!!!!!!!! And also I signed up for the March of Dimes 5 mile walk here in town! So please donate or just cheer me on or both!! :o) Thanks y’all!! I am truly thankful for all the support from you!!! Well I’m off to bed!!! I’m going to work out like nobodies business!!!!!!!!!!! Word!! Much love!!
March 4, 2008
WOW!!! I lost 2.4 for a total of...get this...79.2. OH MY GOD!! I’ve almost lost 80 pounds! Whoop Whoop! Oh that 80 pounds is SO mine next week!!! I’m in shock. 79.2 pounds...wow. That’s a child...that I’ve lost. Whoa...this is wild. Wow...lol. I’m going to cry this is so awesome. I can see all my hard work pay off. People can see my hard pay off. Its amazing. Wow 79.2 pounds. LOL! I’m going to quiz y’all on how much I’ve lost. I’m just amazed. I’m speechless. Dang!
Well the whole alcohol hiatus didn’t work but I didn’t drink as much as I normally do and I did exercise my ass off!! I have to say I LOVE my Turbo Jam and I don’t care if Bob is gay or not he is a damn good trainer!!!! LOL!! And mighty fine to look at!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!
Well on to the same thing next week just pump up the exercise and stay away from the processed foods. Wow 79.2 pounds... DAMN!!! Who is that chick! Ummmm ME!!!!!!!!! LOL! Wow. I know this blog was all over the place but I don’t care I’ve lost 79.2 pounds. So how many pounds has Lydia lost?? ;o)LMAO!!!!!!!!! I’m going to bed!!! Good night and love y’all! And thank you so much for all the love and support!!! Y’all are seriously making this crazy rollercoaster of a journey so much easier!!!
March 11, 2008
Sorry its taken me so long to update the blog...I was hanging with someone... :o)
WHOOP WHOOP!!!! I lost 3.8 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!! For brace yourself...for a total of 83 pounds!!!!!!!! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!! Who is awesome!?! ME!!! Dang! I’m STOKED!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve lost a freakin kid!!!! What the heck!!!! Wow. I’m so frickin HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!! Only 17 more pounds...OH MY FREAKIN GOD!!!!!!!!! *does the happy dance*
I’ve really noticed it doesn’t take alot to fill me up anymore. That my friend is HUGE!!! Like tonight I took someone Hibachi Grill and I only ate 1/2 of the serving...what the hell?!? Thats AWESOME!!! I’m so cool. I’m one bad mama jama. WHAT WHAT!!! I feels really good not to be controled by food anymore. I have been set free!!! Amen! LMAO! Well I’m off to bed!!!!!!! Good night y’all!!
March 18, 2008
So guess who is 85.2 pounds lighter?! Um ME!!!!!!!!!! Yeah buddy!!! I lost 2.2 pounds this week. I was really surprised!!! Considering I ate out all weekend, baking a cheesecake, didn’t get my water in and I didn’t exercise. So yeah I was alittle nervous. But its all good. I’ve must have done something right. I didn’t really write anything down either. Weird. It felt weird not writing my food down. Its so programed into my brain...which is a good thing. So that means I’m 14.8 pounds away from 100 pounds. That just blows my mind. Wow. I can’t wrap my mind around this.
This is all just so exciting. I’m so freakin happy. The happiness I have now is my own doing. As I’ve said before time and time again I’m doing this to get healthy. This is a life style change. I am basically reprograming my eating habits. Somedays are good and some days are bad. But all and all I wouldn’t change a damn thing. Not only have I changed on the outside...I’ve changed on the inside. I am just the best me I can be. And that is the greatest thing EVER!!!
I just keep thinking back to just a year ago and yeah I was happy but I wasn’t HAPPY! I think I was just kind of coasting through life...waiting for something else. And I got tired of coasting and living my life through other people and for other people. This is Lydia’s life...not Mom and Dad’s life, not my friend’s life. Its MY life. Don’t get me wrong I love my mom and dad and all my friends but I don’t want to live for them anymore I want to live for myself. I’m just blown away on how much I’ve changed. So yeah...I’m 85.2 pounds lighter and I’m hotter than ever and I’m only going to get hotter and healthier. So yeah life is good. :o) Much love. Signing out!
March 25, 2008
Y’all know the drill...I’m keeping this one short! I’m tired...Tuesdays kill me! LOL! I lost 1 pound! For a total of 86.2 pounds gone forever!! I was scared! Cause since I’ve been dating this guy and hanging with the boys they eat...ALOT. And happens to be fast food a good bit of the time...and we all know fast food is one of my HUGE trigger foods. But I’m working on it. And my guy can cook, and he cooks healthy things. And of course he is was supportive of the Weight Watcher thing. So its good. But I have to find some kind of balance between hanging with the guys and exercising. And we all know I have to have some sort of balance in my life!!! LOL! But all and all pretty shocked but I’m taking it. And I’m planning on my 90 pounds next week. I know that is 3.8 pounds but I am pumped for this week. BRING IT ON!!! Good night!!
April 1, 2008
Well let me first say that I will no longer be writing these Weight Watcher blog anymore because I'm pregnant! :o)
APRIL FOOL'S!!!!!! Yeah come on! Do you really think I'm going to screw this hot body up after I've worked so hard!?! Come on!!! LOL! So that was an April Fool's joke!!! :o) Love y'all!!!
On to the real reason you are here, this week I lost 1.6 for a total of 87.8!!! YAY!!! That 100 pounds is so close I can taste. I'm so excited!!! I don't think I'm going to get my 100 pounds by my year mark with WW but I will get it shortly afterwards!!! Count on that!!!
I must confess I was alittle nervous about weigh in this week again! I have got to seriously find a balance between Weight Watchers, exercising, the boyfriend, and my other friends. So if any of y'all have any suggestions just let me know! I'm open to anything! Thanks!!!
And bonus!!! I didn't eat yesterday after my bank fiasco!!! Man it feels good not to be so controled by food. Don't get me wrong I love food...but I seem to manage it healthfully now...well for the most part. ;o) So yeah!! AWESOME!!! So round up I lost 1.6 pounds for a total of 87.8. And I'm NOT pregnant!!!
April 8, 2008
Well alas I gained...but I'm okay with it. Its 2 pounds. I guess I got cocky and thought I could eat what the boys eat and what not. But I don't know if thats what really happen. I know I didn't write anything down and I certainly didn't get my water in and I didn't exercise much. I don't know...maybe I just needed a break. I've been going strong for almost year and I didn't even stay for my meeting last week. Maybe I just needed a break. But how much sense does that make? I mean Weight Watchers is changing my life and I want a break from it? I resorted back to some of my old eating habits. And I don't know. I'm not upset about it. I'm just okay...because in the greater scheme of things I'm still lost 85.8 pounds and that is ALOT!! That's Sam...a kid at church. I've lost a kid, in the span of a year. Yeah I'm not going to get my 100 pounds in the time frame I wanted but I'm still getting it. Its weird I'm not upset I'm just okay...bring it on. It'll so be gone next week...for sure. Maybe I have another things on my mind. I don't know. I'm not trying to be vague or anything its just I feel like I don't know. Ever get like that? Maybe I lost sight of my prize for a short minute. I've just felt so stretched from every which way and something had to give and it happened to be Weight Watchers...which SUCKS! I'll be damned if I'm going to let that happen! But at the same time it was nice to just let go alittle. By NO means does that mean I'm quiting or anything. I'm back to basics now...writing EVERY cotton picking thing that goes in my mouth. Drinking my water like a freakin fish. Exercising like maniac. I'm going to try exercising in the morning. See what happens with that. Yeah I don't even know if this entry made any sense! LOL! Its just whats in my head! With that being said this is this weeks blog and I'll see y'all next week! Love ya!
April 15, 2008
Okay apparently I had another week of not caring. I gained 3.4 pounds but I've still lost 82.4. And I'm a heck of alot healthier than I was a year ago. I'm not going to lie I ate whatever I felt like. I did some emotional eating...I just didn't care. Yeah I wrote things down but I went WAY WAY over my points pretty much all week. I did exercise but it really doesn't do anything if you aren't eating right. So yeah I screwed up and I'm paying for it. I've noticed my portions have gotten out of control again. Like last night I pretty much ate two suppers and had some ice cream. Yeah right before weigh in but you know not the best idea but so it life. Its not my first gain and its certainly not going to be my last. Heck I've still lost 82.4 pounds. Yeah it sucks but I don't have anyone to blame but myself. So its all good! Its oh its on like donkey kong now. Bring it!
April 22, 2008
HAHAHA! I made that scale tonight my bitch!!! LMAO!! I lost 3.6 for a total of 86 pounds gone. Yeah buddy!! I owned that scale. And considering I was out of town this weekend! I'm taking it! So yeah I'm back! HAHAHA! I'm so awesome...I can't stand it! LOL! I started writing everything down...even if i did go over my points I still wrote it down. I drank my water like a FISH! I chewed gum like no ones business...I just kicked ass. I kick ass in general! LOL! Yeah I didn't get my 100 pounds with in my first year of WW but I don't care I'm completely comfortable with where I'm at right now and that in its self is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
With that being said I have to say that I've been on Weight Watchers for a year. And wow what a year!! The ups and downs and everything in between!!!! But I wouldn't take this back for the world. This has been the best thing that has happened to me. I'm such a stronger person because of it. I have learned SO much about myself and other people. I learned that I have the sheer determinition of a freakin ox. I've learned that I actually like fat free foods...who knew! If you told me a year ago that I would be like fat free foods, I would have laughed in your face! Bonus I'm just more comfortable with who I am and no one can take that from me. I'm just a healthier, awesomer, and more confident person. I love my life! :) If I've felt this good after 86 pounds imagine what I'm going to feel like when I get to my goal weight! HOLY CRAP!!!
So just I want to give a BIG thank you for all who have kept up with this journey for the first year...wow...what a ride! LOL! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Time to being the next year!! :) Hope y'all continue to say on for the ride!! LOL! I love y'all!! :oP
April 29, 2008
I lost .4 pounds this week bringing my grand total to 86.4. I'm content with it considering I baby sat all weekend. I know I should have made smarter choices but life happens. :) Hey a loss is a loss. So I'm back. I know I've said this before BUT I had someone call me out on my crap. He was like you aren't writing anything down are you? I was like yeah...no not really. Then we had a long talk, which was good. So I want to thank him! Come on...everyone needs a good kick in the ass.
So this week's goals:
1. Writing E-V-E-R-T-H-I-N-G down...the good the bad and the ugly.
2. Try not to use flex points.
3. Look for something new and exciting to eat.
4. EXERCISE!!!
So yeah NEW PLAN!!! Because I have my new goal. I want to get that 100 pounds by end of May. Because I'm going to see GWAR!!! YAY!!!! Plus I'm really tired of hanging out in the 80s I need to move on!! Seriously. I need to see what is beyond the 80s. I want to try the 90s and 100s and beyond!!! :o) Oh and I looked in my weight book and it took me 6 months to loss 20 something pounds. Oh no...we are NOT having that shit anymore. I had alot of gains during that and oh no! I'm tired of that crap!! :o) So I challenge myself and whoever else to stay on point and kick some ASS!!!!! See ya next week!! :o)
May 6, 2008
Holy CRAP! Can't believe its MAY!! Well it is! LOL! This week I lost .8 pounds. Brings my total to 87.2. AWESOME! I'm almost at my highest weight loss that I was at a few weeks ago before all the crazy gain loss gain loss thing. But no more of that! A friend of mine was like you're 12.8 pounds away from 100. I was like WHAT!?!?! Oh my gosh! Its kind of a surreal feeling. Something switched on in my brain and I'm like in kick ass mode!! Its wild! I haven't felt this motived in a LONG time!!! I'm so pumped for next weigh in. I can't WAIT!!!
Well finally got my shit together and I did a full week of writing EVERYTHING down the good, the bad, and the UGLY! I found out those stupid milkshakes from Chick-fil-A...18 points!!! WHAT?!?!?! CRAZY!!!!!!!!! Screw that!!! LOL! I don't need a milkshake that bad for 18 points!! UGH! I fell out! LOL!
I'm so telling on myself now! LOL! But I had pretty much a pitcher of margarita by myself last Friday and well needless to say I was feeling pretty good!!! LOL! But to counteract that...E and I walked...more like stumbled to get to the tattoo shop! LOL! It was GREAT! But lucky our DD came and picked us up before we got to far!! LOL! And I remember everything perfectly...I knew I wanted to get another star tattoo and thankfully Jimmy did it! So...yeah that was my week of the good, the bad, and the ugly!! *shivers* Oh snap! I just realized I'm the point nazi again...YES!!!! Well on that note...I'm peacing out!! Love y'all mean it!
May 13, 2008
Okay I did NOT weigh in tonight!! I don't want to see what would have happened!!! Scary!!! I had a kick ass weekend though and it would have been well worth the gain but I didn't want to see another gain!! Yeah yeah yeah!! Bite me! Plus I ended up working late...cause Lord knows I really need the money!! So a new week is upon us and I'm back to square one!! Point NAZI!!! :) Well I'm gunning for that 90 pounds next Tuesday! Mark my words!!!
May 20, 2008
Well I didn't make my 90...I missed it by .4 pounds!! LOL! Of course!!! So I lost 2.4 pounds for a total of 89.6! Yay!!! Go me! Well I'm honestly to tired to write anything down. Work has picked up like CRAZY!!!! So I'm getting my exercise in! But I really to need to pick that up again! I just been way lazy. You know when you haven't exercised in awhile you can start to feel it...well thats how I'm starting to get!! LOL! Oh no!! So I'm back to writing my crap down and becoming the exercise goddess I once was!! :) And well that being said I am 10.4 away from 100 pounds!! HOLY CRAP!! How crazy is that?!?! How awesome is that?!?! Well until next week!!
May 27, 2008
So I lost 3 pounds for a total of 92.6!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Does a happy dance!!!!!!!!!!* Wow!!! I don't even know what to write I'm soooooooooo freakin excited!!!!!!!!!! WHAT!!!! Wow...I'm like in awe. Its wild. So I'm not going to write much because I'm so freakin excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



On to June 2008 see y'all then! <3 LJ (I think that going to be my tag...whatcha think?...cheesy?...to hipster?) :)