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!