Archive for March, 2014


Well I’m making this one quick, taking a quick break to let everyone know how I did this week.

After being up a pound when i did a “spot check” weigh in Saturday morning (damn water retention), I was happy to see that I had lost 1.8lbs when I got on the scale this morning!   There’s nothing more motivating than seeing those numbers on the scale drop! 

This morning I was thinking about food.  I am learning that in order for me to succeed, I had to adapt a whole new way of thinking about food.  As I am more conscious of everything that goes in my mouth, I find myself noticing now that sometimes I eat when i am stressed.  I’m sure NO ONE can relate…lol yeah right,   I guess food always brings me comfort, and in those situations the worse for me the better I feel.  Twice this weekend I stopped myself from grabbing something bad for me just because I wanted it, or just because I thought it would make me happy.  Instead I’m focusing on how happy I will be when I hit my goal, reminding myself that all that food is going to do is prolong my goal, and that is one thing I am not willing to do again!

So let’s get it in this week…drink that water, hit the gym, I know I will be!


I’m No Quitter!


If you are determined enough, you can do anything!

I’ve been MIA the last few weeks…you may have been thinking I gave up again.  I prefer to think I didn’t exactly quit the first time, just took a brief detour!  Ok, I did quit for a minute there, don’t judge me! 🙂

I realized these last 5 weeks back on Weight Watchers that  nothing was exactly hard about this process in the first place.  We just simply give ourselves one too many excuses to eat all the things that make us look and feel like crap, but taste so heavenly in the moment.   I had failed to see all along that if I bothered to take time I could make delicious meals that were good for my body too.

So my emphasis this time is simple…plan.  Plan, plan and plan!  I realized that if I take the laid back and half passed approach to weight loss that’s exactly what I would get…lazy half passed results. 

So my first couple of weeks I did some small things ahead, made my breakfast sandwiches with light high fiber English muffins, turkey sausage (Jimmy Dean), and egg, went back to my go-to but boring frozen diet lunches, and planned out healthy dinners.  It’s going great so far and in 4 weeks I’ve lost 11lbs!  I feel the joy of accomplishment that comes with these losses and I’m learning a whole new way to think about food.  I’m so glad to be in this place, I plan to blog much more often, and welcome you back to my journey…glad you’re joining me as Chesty Changes!

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