Just A Bit About Me....

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Kitchener, ON, Canada
Well I'm the typical fat girl that everyone has as a friend. I'm funny, Sexy, Smart, and never a threat. I am on a journey to lose weight ( a lot of it!) and become the best Mummy to my son that I can be!... I'm sure there will be several times I stumble and fall, but follow me as I pick myself up, and continue along my way!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Loving the Nike +

My title pretty much sums it up.. I absolutely LOVE my Nike+ (and my Adidas runners!)..

It really is funny, it's the small things that help keep me motivated. So having some random voice telling me "0.5km's completed" does it for me!

I'm pretty stoked when I get home and plug my ipod into my computer and see my graph of how I did.

Can't wait to become a running machine!

I'm hoping that this extra excercise, and eating properly, really pays off this week on the scale.. I'm hoping to lose 4 pounds.. I know it's unrealistic, but if I only lose 2 I'll be happy too!

I have to get my sweaty tooshy into the shower,

ciao for now!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

One Step At A Time...

Well, these are my latest purchases. A brand spanking new pair of Adidas "SuperNova" cross trainers.. they're so pretty! And a Nike + .. the disk like thing goes into the shoe (either a Nike shoe, or any shoe compatible with the "Mi Coach" feature.. I lucked out!). Once you put the "bug" into your shoe, you slip the white thingy into your ipod, and it tracks your progress. It even tells you when you need to go faster, or slow down!

The shoes retail in Canada for $140 + taxes. And the Nike + for $40.

This was my latest "this will so make me want to work out" purchase... and it worked!
I bought the shoes today with my friend Nancy, and as soon as I dropped her off I headed right to the gym (yay for having my gym bag in my car from a week of neglecting to go to the gym...). I was so excited to use the bug, that I didn't read how to do so properly, and after my 5k, I rushed home to see how I did, and VOILA.. I didn't have the damn thing turned on! hahaha...
so tomorrow I'll have a full report, I'm pretty stoked about it though.

When I thought that the bug was tracking my work out, I busted my ass... I'm all about the visual success.. so I'm very excited about it! I can't wait to work out tomorrow.... this may have been the added motivation I needed right now!

Hope everyone is doing well!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Very Very Ugly..


That's SOOOOOOooooOOOO not my bathroom, that is one of the NICER bathrooms I encountered in Egypt! LOL

It was just one of those weeks. I am feeling so much stress from work (yick) and from trying to lose weight (double yick) and I ended up just being worn out by Wednesday. So I left work at lunch, and took Thursday off too. Let's hear it for "Mental Health Days"! WOOHOO

I can honestly say I feel So much better!

I lost 1.2 this week, and I feel okay with that, not great, not bad, just okay.

I have to focus this week, I have to track, go to the gym consistently, and really really give it 100%!

It's fairly funny. Today at Weight Watchers a lady said how hard it is for her, she has about 80 pounds to lose... she's where I was when I started at WW. She said it seems like so much that she sees it as unattainable, and if she only had 30 to lose she'd be laughing. Meanwhile, when I had 80 to go I found it so easy, and now that I'm at just under 30 to go, I'm lost, I feel daunted, like it's just too far away now.

It also doesn't help when my family and some friends keep telling me I've lost enough, and I should be happy where I'm at.

If you want to get to Italy, would you take a plane to England and say, well that's close enough, so I'm good here ?

Okay perhaps that's not the best example, but C'mon people! A little encouragement! LOL

So we'll see how this week goes.. hoping to get back into the 170's.... I think I can!

Hope you all have had a fabulous losing week!