Category Archives: Weight Loss

Weight Watchers

So the last time I lost weight it was through Weight Watchers. I lost 20 pounds in fact. That is a lot for me!

Since that time I stopped using WW, essentially I stopped working the program. Guess what happened? I gained 10 pounds back.

What did I learn from this experience? I learned that I am a woman in need of accountability. I almost have to see those numbers to know if I have the room to eat one more thing. I’m sure one day I will move on from this dependence, but for now I am a food addict, so for now I need to follow those numbers.

I am now an active member of WW again and I am doing ok again. It is very hard though because I often get hungry (thank goodness fruit and veggies are 0 points!) And I also get crazy cravings that literally drive me nuts. These are the hard times and they will pass, I am sure of it!

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My Week In Review

So I’m sure everyone is wondering whether I’ve continued to exercise given my burst of motivation or if it was just that, a burst, and nothing more.

Well I’m excited to report that I have consistently kicked my butt this week! I have alternated running and zumba daily and have had no break. I am so freaking proud of myself because I had truly fallen into a junk food hell in the months of October, November, and the beginning of December. Thank God I managed to climb out of that pit and realize what I was doing to myself!

I am also happy to report that between Christmas and now I have lost 10 pounds! Now to me this is bitter sweet because if I had continued to workout and eat right in the first place I would be even closer to my goal. But I have to take my accomplishments at face value and just be proud that I am on the right track again.

Today I really plan on using EA Sports Active 2 because I won’t be able to fit in zumba or running as I have a girl’s night tonight. So when Joshua goes down for a nap I’ll be trying that out.

I am also going to start the #2weekchallenge through Mamavation and I am loving how they have a nutrition aspect this time too because this is SO important!

Until next time!

“Your journey begins with you dare to believe in yourself.”

~ Angela

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Long Hiatus!

Okay, so by now everyone has realized that I’ve been on a super long hiatus. Life happened and I wasn’t ready for it and when it happened, I completely relapsed into a full-blown food addiction. It wasn’t pretty.

I won’t go into the details of just what threw me into my relapse, but I will say that I am finally out of it!!! Last night I worked out for the first time in two months. I went to Zumba at Gold’s Gym and it was amazing and fun and left me totally revitalized!!! I’ve also kicked the crap out of my eating habits as of yesterday. I had only one Christmas cookie the whole day and a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Tonight I’m going to body pump and I am also going to break in my Wii EA Active 2 that I received from the Mamavation Sistahood. It feels good to be back and to start again. Maybe this time it will stick, but like any addict, I may relapse again, but one of these days it will stick I just know it!!!

Love you all!!

Angela Speaker

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#Mamavation Monday Week 2

My life has changed so drastically in the last week. Between Mamavation Monday Week 1 and today’s Mamavation Monday, I have become a completely new person.

I run everyday. For a mile or more. No seriously!

I eat healthy. I literally just turned down the brownies we have in our office, and I love me some brownies!! But now all I see is the extra oz and lbs of fat that I would be adding onto my body; there is no nutrition in brownies, they are filler and that is all.

My journey has not been entirely easy up to this point, especially where my husband is concerned. He made brownies, bought ice cream,  brought home a 12 pack of cokes, and offered to bring me sonic all in the last week. But I see these things as a test, if not directly from him (because he is not wanting to lose his eating buddy) then just happenstance encounters with the temptations of my past. I am happy to say I have resisted eating all of these things.

I cannot believe that I have been running everyday. As I mentioned in a previous post, I used to be very resistent to the idea of running but here I find myself poised to start training with Couch 2 5K and contemplating signing up for Beach to Bay here in my city of Corpus Christi; Beach to Bay is the longest relay marathon in the United States. And I want to run it. I never thought I would be saying that.

I really have the incredibly supportive community of Mamavation to thank for the amazing changes in my mind set towards a healthy lifestyle. There have been days where I haven’t felt my best (#2weekchallenge kicking my butt for one) but I always knew I had my Mamavation Sistas (and @mrbookieboo) to turn to.

Oh, and before I forget, I am now an official member of the Mamavation Sistahood and it is so exciting! I will be getting a copy of EA Sports Active 2 for my Wii and I can’t wait to try that out and report back here on how using that program goes in conributing to my overall fitness.

My journey from Fat to Fit is only just beginning, but I am having a great start!

Also, this week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Grunt Style.  Two blogging carnival participants will receive a shirt from Grunt Style.  Answer the following question in your blog post and link back to the Grunt Style website.  Link up your post here.

Question: What parts of your body are you especially proud of right now? What makes you love them?

Answer: Right now I am most proud of my calves because all the running I’ve been doing the last week has made them look pretty dang hott!! I’m showing them off in some cute capri pants today :)

Starting Weight: 176
Current Weight: 175.8
Total Lost: .2 lbs
Goal Weight: 145
Feeling: Kind of stuffed from my bagel, I don’t think that was a very good breakfast :(

No progress photo today, check back tomorrow!!

“Your journey begins when you dare to believe in yourself” ~ Angela

Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @aspeaker 

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Grunt Style and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women

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Measurements, Baby!

Okay, so I’m going crazy. I think I’ve lost my logic and reason. I am joining the previous #2weekchallenge at #mamavation and I think I’ve lost my mind.

I thought, oh this will be a great way to kick start my exercising…yes…yes it will. It’s going to kick my butt, chew me up, and spit me out. I read through the exercises. I am scared.

But I am also determined. Determined to take my life, the one where I used to sit and eat entire bags of tortilla chips, and shake it up. I am going to kick my junk food habit, I am going to be a role model for my children, I am going to change my patterns of overeating.

The Gruntstyle workouts look super hard, to be sure, but I have to start my change somewhere and this seems like the best place to start.

Last night I took my measurements, and oh boy, I did not like them. Here they are:

Chest: 41 inches
Thighs: 20 inches
Butt: 41.5 inches
Waist: 43 inches

I forgot which others I’m supposed to measure, but I’ll add them as needed.

Wish me luck tonight; I’m going to need it!

 

“Your journey begins when you dare to believe in yourself” ~ Angela

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