My Weight Loss

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wrapping Up 2014

Yes, I can be known for being the lamest blogger in the blogger world.
I decided to wrap up 2014 and start fresh in 2015. 

In January of 2014 I weighed in at 213 pounds. 
I now weigh 188.8.
I have been fluctuating between 188 to 195 depending on the time of the month. 
There has been a lot of ups and downs in this year. 
I have gone from wearing a size 18 jean to a size 12. I am at an in between size right now. My thighs are too big but my waist is smaller. Grrr! Oh well. 
I have gone from wearing a X Large workout Capri to a Medium. 
I use to wear a Large t shirt now I can wear a medium. 
 I have to be honest though I am not all that comfortable wearing these sizes. I still feel like everything is being shown off to much, or to snug. 
Emotional issues have hit many times this year, a few injuries and illnesses. 
I will not give up with this journey, this lifestyle and this quest to be the best I can be. 
I have made many new friends via internet and in person who are like minded. 
There have been strains on relationships due to the changes I have made which in turn have changed me. 
Trying to balance out my life. This has been very hard I am very much one way or no way.
Stupid OCD!! 
Goals being set for this coming year. 

I am ready for 2015 

This is me November 2013 

Me 2014 
 Weight lifting has continued, running not so much but that is about to change. 
Love feeling healthier and feeling better.
 Live Healthy, Bobbi Jo 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Day 2: JS Shred

Today was suppose to be day 3 but since I took yesterday off due to being sick it is day 2.
It was shoulders/ legs & calves
Lifted a total of 10,260 lbs
9 exercises 
31 sets.
The cardio in between lifting is crazy. 
Especially with me not feeling at the top of my game. AHHHHH
I did it though.
Planning on doing a am & pm workout tomorrow. 
Live healthy, Bobbi Jo 

Happy New Year

Yes it is a New Year! 
A year with a fresh start. Time to wipe the slate clean and go forward.
For Christmas I finally got my new kicks, runners or whatever you want to call them 
The first 2 days of getting them on were a pain in the fingers but now they go on great. Super comfy and I wear them daily to workout, to work and out shopping.
I will soon be getting some more of these in different colors.
The year didn't start out the greatest for me or the family. 
Grand babies sick, oldest daughter & youngest daughter sick,
then I got sick. AHHHHHHHH! It could always be worse though. 
I am thankful that I am feeling better today A week of this garbage has been more than enough and I know I am not over it all yet but, I don't feel like I am dragging my butt around now. 
On the 1st I was bound and determined to start the New Year with a workout. So on Wednesday night after sleeping almost all day I went out to my garage and hit the weights.
It was my first day of the Shred Program I am doing for 6 weeks. 
It was chest, triceps and Abs. 
I lifted a total of 7,845 pounds
10 exercises 
32 sets
this included some cardio intervals in between the sets.
 This is the biggest difference in this workout plan as to the last ones I did. 
Yesterday was to be day 2 but that didn't happen. 
I think I probably would have dropped a weight on my head if I had tried to lift.
Feeling a little better today so planning on doubling up the day.
Hope all is going well with everyone. 
Live Healthy and be happy, Bobbi Jo 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Virtual 5K Run

A while back I signed for my first Virtual 5K with Krissy at Not Fast Just Fabulous .
All the money that was donated for the sign up was for 
Challenged Athletes Foundation.
We had to send in proof of our mileage. 
This was the start. This is my fun Fitbit
This was at the end. I lost track of time/miles. 
It was a lot of fun. 
I have to be honest though I ran/ speed-walked this race. But I was steady with it. 
I also belong to a group on Facebook called "I Run 4". It was started this year by a gentlemen named Tim Boyle who had a lift change. 
Here is the link you can watch about it   I RUN 4.
This group started and when you sign up you can be put on a list to be matched up with a buggy. A person (usually a child) that is unable to exercise.
My buddy is JJ who is 4 almost 5. He is a twin and he has Cerebral Palsy and a catastrophic seizure disorder called Infantile Spasms.
He is such a precious & sweet little guy.
So when I did this 5K I RAN FOR JJ!

Scary picture right after run.
Healthy Living, Bobbi Jo 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Catching Up, Work Outs & Injury

It seems like it has been forever since I posted last and well it has been WAY too long.
It has been almost 5 weeks since I last posted here.
My workouts have gone really well.
I finished up Week 4 (round 2 ) of the 12 Week Program.
My lifting weight has raised a little in most lifts. Feeling good and happy with progress. 
Then last Saturday it happened.
I was 3 jumping jacks away from being done with my workout when my right leg slid and it made a strange noise. Not a popping just a out of the normal noise. 
My leg swelled up and it hurt to bend or put pressure on it. 
So ice, rest, ice, rest and more for the next 3 days.
I then proceeded to go down the road of depression. 
Feeling like I came all this way and was making progress with being able to lift more seeing some progress in the muscles. WHY?????? Stupid doubt and depression.
Pulling myself out of the depression is not always so easy.
Then today on I had to update my progress photos. 
There seems to be NO CHANGE yet my work pants are sliding down as I give massage and I step on them.
 The first ones in all black are from August 2, 2013 
The ones in the pink top are from today October 26, 2013. 
Time to get off the pity party train, make a plan to change things and get this moving along. 
I have been stuck here for WAY too long. 
Feeling a little ill looking at these right now. 
I will post my changes and let you know what is going on when the plan is made.
Healthy living, Bobbi Jo

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Workout Week One

Workout Week One went great.
I had a couple days that I didn't feel top notch.
Once I got started they did get better.
I have had to basically talk myself into getting off my butt and getting to work.
I don't know if I am under stress, depressed or what is going on.
Well I know some of it is not eating the greatest.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday  were rest days.
I totally took advantage of the rest days. I woke up Sunday feeling horrible
and I slept most of the day.
Healthy Living, Bobbi Jo

Sunday, September 22, 2013

12 Week Trainer Starting Up

Tomorrow I am starting this program from
I have done this specific program but not in it's fullness. Meaning there were some of the exercises that I didn't do. So this time I am hitting it full force.
Jamie Eason is such an inspiration.
The program starts out with 4 days of lifting with no cardio. Then adding cardio after the lifting in the 2nd phase. I plan on doing some cardio along with it just because I have been doing cardio and I want to lose body fat.
I will keep you up to date on the changes as I go along.
I haven't made any progress in loss but here is my picture from 9-18-2013
 Side view .......gag I need to get rid of that stomach area.
This is where I am at and ready to make the changes to make the changes in me.
On ward and forward no looking back.
Healthy Living, Bobbi Jo