Friday, September 9, 2011

Following the leader

Okay, so, remember how I just VOWED that I didn't like WeightWatchers and that I could do this on my own and blaaahhhhh.

So, I joined WeightWatchers Online and it's actually pretty effing neat. So far, I've found recipes and figured out how many points are in food that I eat at restaurants and food that I eat at home. It's really easy with this handy dandy little points tracker. I only wish I could have a points tracker on me at all times...

OH WAIT I CAN! I can have a tracker on my iPhone! Oh, snap, it is so on.

But let me explain why I decided to do this. I was watching TV the other night, snacking on candy and chips, and I saw a commercial of Jennifer Hudson, looking thin and super fly, (obviously singing that song she sings every single time. Okay, J-Hud, it's a new day, okay? We got it), and I thought, "I WANT TO LOOK LIKE THAT."

It really isn't that different from what I was already trying to do, and I really think a lot of it was pride. I can admit when I'm being a tad bit stubborn. I don't like to be like everyone else, but maybe there's a reason why everyone else is doing this, eh? EH? Yeah.That's right.

A couple of things:
1. I need a better bike than the one I have. I really enjoy biking and I feel dead every time I get home from it.
2. I want to take self-defense classes. That could count for something, right?

Love and pamprin,

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ohhh Lawd

Reasons for me missing the last, like, four months of blogging and/or dieting:

The end of the school year hecticness
I got a really cute puppy ( see right picture).
It's sooooo hot in the summer in Montgomery.
All around laziness.
I lost my drive, my mojo, and my inspiration somewhere.

Reason I am now getting back on that horse:

I went to the doctor who told me that my blood pressure numbers would eventually cause me to take meds. I am only 20....something. Needless to say, I freaked.

So I joined Weight Watchers with my family. I have now lost 7.5 lbs and lost ten points on my blood pressure. Since I didn't remember how much I gained, I'm just starting from here with the competish.

2legit, are we still doing the competish? Because I'm laying the gauntlet back down if we are. I don't know what that means but I've heard it before at really crucial moments in action movies.

(l love you like)peanut butter and chocolate,


Hey peoples!
After an entirely too long hiatus (the summer was kind of hot, okay?), I am back on the wagon. Although I haven't gained ALL the of the weight I lost back, I have gained quite a bit back (like 13 pounds out of 25. sad). BUT THAT WILL NOT DETER ME. I'm going to need a lot of motivation, and I'll be really counting on you, my babies, to help me get back into the swing of thangs.

Right now, I'm eating weight control oatmeal with blueberries, a tallboy glass of water, and coffee with fat free creamer and splenda. The great thing about oatmill is that I can eat it and I won't be STARVING in thirty minutes. That's the issue I've always had with breakfast. I'd eat it then I would just get hungrier. It was as if it jumpstarted my stomach into NOMNOMNOM mode. Forreal.

My sister, Laura, who will be getting a message about her lack of posts as well, is on Weight Watchers. Along with my dad and his lady in waiting. My dad looks really great so far, he had been on it three weeks when I saw him and already I saw a change. But I really don't want to pay for something I already know how to do. So, here we go. Let's rewind the numbers back:

I've lost 12 and 1/2 pounds since I started this blog. I lost 25, then gained back 13. My name is Michelle and I had a relapse. I know....I tastes awesome. But so does living, no?

Hall and oats,

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tornado crazy

Hey everyone,
First, I really want to say how glad I am to be from Alabama. The people here are really coming together to help those in need, and hopefully I can be one of them. We all have an idea of how we'll react if something like this happens, and I think, given the situation, that the reaction from the people is pretty great. So many people I know are volunteering and helping out and it's just amazing to see.

Second, I'm safe and everyone I know is safe and I am SO grateful for that. We have been really lucky, but we grieve for those lost in the storms and those who have lost their possesions. Please let us know of anything we can do to help, we're in North Alabama right now aching for some good work.

Love and relief,

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A butt is formed

Hey my babiez, I'm back from a short hiatus (if you call watching Lost a hiatus...I sure do)! And I've had a new idea that I thought I would run by you. Not so long ago, I lost the key to my car (this could get awkward since my mother doesn't know about this), and yesterday, since I couldn't find a ride, I had to walk to work. Don't get too excited, it's only 2ish miles, but it IS up a big hill! And I was totally fine when I got there and made it through my three hour shift.

Now, here's my idea, and this may only apply to those of you that live within five miles of the important things. I want to go a day without using a car. Yesterday, when I walked to work, I did get a ride back home, but what I should have done was walk back home. I know there are those of you that live nowhere near their workplace, but try this on a day where you don't have to work (but you should probably have things you need to get done, otherwise you won't need to leave the house and yet you still reached the goal of not using a car).

I live relatively close to everything, so this goal isn't hard for me to reach, but I'm definitely going to pick a day and do it. What will your day be?

Also, the other day I went thrift store shopping and found shorts (technically capris, but mama don't like those) that are over two sizes smaller than my regular pants! And my butt looks pretty sweet, I ain't gonna lie.

I have no idea how much weight I'm at right now. I think I'm going to weigh myself next week so as not to make myself cry.

Love and firm bootayzm

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Back from the dead

Here are the top reasons for my disappearance:
1. Lost
2. School
3. Loss of motivation.
4. Having a flat screen tv
5. Mostly Lost

I have had to jump start my weight loss after two weeks of being a bad, bad chub.

I am still around the 25 pound mark and have not gained or lost any weight.
Sunday we went on a long hike at The Preserve and I got lost and found an amazing trail to waterfalls! That was the turning point, me thinks. I felt great afterwards and am now ready to redraft! Oh yeah!

Love and jumper cables,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Unrelated yet important

Can I just say that I really want to be thin so I can make videos like this and not feel self conscious?