My Weight Loss

Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Post Of 2012

Wow can you believe that it is the last day of 2012?
Holy shnikie it went by very quickly.
It has been a little rough in some areas but easy in some areas.
Some exciting things and some major disappointments.
I am looking forward to the New Year.
I started on my vision board for my New Years resolutions (posting pictures later)
I want to thank you all who take the time to stop by and visit, leave me comments and also write so many wonderful blogs yourselves. 
Blogging has been a great thing for me and I plan to keep it up for a while.
This year I am focusing on being more consistent with posts, different challenges
and making changes.
To all my blogging friends I wish you the very best.
May you have a very safe and Happy New Year!  
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Toys

One of the biggest things they (professionals in fitness) say that one of the main things to help a person be successful in their goals is to have the right tools or gear.
To help me along in reaching my goals and my new lifestyle I desperately needed a new pair of shoes.
These are LA Gear shoes or as the hip kiddos say "Kicks"
Not the highest quality of shoe (sorry LA Gear just being honest) but for just starting out I didn't want to spend a bunch of money. I love the colors they remind me of the Pittsburgh Steelers (my favorite team)
They are super light and that is something I really wanted.
 I eventually will get Nike's (they are my favorite all time shoe)
I also asked for this for Christmas it is a 
Fitbit. Isn't it cute? It is a pink that doesn't shoe up so well in my picture.
This has a heart monitor, calorie burning, pedometer and a watch on it.
It also has a cute computer face that shows up smiling or frowning depending on how much you are moving.
It syncs up with the computer to keep record of what you have done. On the site you can set goals, keep track of foods and activity.
Loving my new fitness toys and super excited about them. 
Thank you honey for making my Christmas special.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Weigh In

Weight loss to report of 1 pound! YES. Slow and steady wins the weight loss battle. 
It is just a pound but this is what it looks like 
Heck to the NO! I am happy and thrilled with every inch I loose and every pound I drop. 
This means I am just that much closer to my goal.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Friday, December 21, 2012

Start Eating Clean In 2013

Starting in January of 2013 I am joining in with the beautiful Katy at Healthy Heddleston  blog. 
Katy is a registered dietitian ,gluten free gal, half marathoner, Proud mother
I am so excited about this.
This is just what I need to give me a swift kick back to my healthy life style and make the changes that I so desperately need right now. 
She has a calender for daily changes to make (so cool)
Please check out her blog and if you are joining in please drop me a line and let me know.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

10 Tips

A long time ago I had joined I just didn't use it very much to be honest. 
Well I started over. I am doing this. I was reading today through the web site and read this. I thought it was great. I love goals and I think this is a great way to keep things in perspective. 

It’s never too late to begin your journey in wellness! Here are 10 steps you can take today to get started.

1. Write out your goals and desires. What’s your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years from now? Set three-month and weekly goals based on your wellness vision. Goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Action-based, Realistic and Time-oriented.

2. Ask what, when and how. Make a list of the hurdles that keep getting in your way of living a life of wellness. Then determine which ones are true obstacles – things that you need to work around or find solutions to. And the excuses – ‘nuf said!

3. Have a plan. Rarely, if ever, is any major task or project accomplished without a plan in place. Lay out a plan for accomplishing your goals, as well as solutions for overcoming the hurdles. This is your game plan – it should be flexible, but have fortitude, fun, but not “fluff.” And make it active. Include specific steps you will take to reach your goals.

4. Start a journal. Your goals, desires, barriers, obstacles, excuses, solutions and plan should all be a part of your journal. Make your journal yours. Set it up so it’s easy to use so that you will use it. Include space to just let your thoughts flow. Use it to let out your feelings, vent, rejoice, or celebrate. You’ll be amazed at how freeing it is!

5. Begin your journey where you’re standing now. Where are you right now, this moment, on your journey? Accept where you are and where you need to be and begin the steps necessary to bridge that gap. If, however, you find that old issues keep popping up, preventing you from reaching your goals, you may need to seek counseling. Sometimes the only way to move forward is to first go backward.

6. Take one step at a time. What happens when a builder forgets an important step in building a house? Or a chef leaves out an important ingredient in a recipe? Doesn’t work so well, does it? It’s the same thing with your life. You must take certain steps in order to reach a place of wellbeing—and make it fit your lifestyle.

7. Learn from your setbacks. Making mistakes and experiencing failure is all a part of being human and living. Rather than getting down on yourself, take that setback and turn it into something positive – something you can use to reach your goals. Sometimes life is indeed two steps forward, one step back!

8. Spend some time “cleaning house.” This is intended to be both literal and figurative. When our homes are a cluttered mess, it’s impossible to function well. Ditto for our schedules. Create a list of your activities and decide which ones aren’t contributing to your overall purpose in life. “De-fluff” that schedule and concentrate on those activities that bring meaning to your life, and ultimately to others!

9. Stop comparing yourself to others. We’re bombarded by images of “perfect” bodies every day. It’s easy to get caught up in all of it and feel as though we’ll never measure up – and chances are, we won’t. Let’s get real! These images are results of computer imagery, great lighting, professional make-up artists, self-starvation, plastic surgery and really good genes. Stop comparing yourself to a fantasy and just be the best you that you can be.

10. Reward yourself. It’s OK to feel good about yourself! And it’s OK, and beneficial, to reward yourself for your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem. A meal at your favorite restaurant, a date at the movies, a new outfit, a bubble bath… whatever you wouldn’t normally take the time to do, as long as it contributes to your wellbeing, is a great reward!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Giving In

It is funny how easy it is to say "I am going to stick to eating healthy, not going out for fast food and making good choices ", when you have an empty stomach.
But when your stomach hasn't been fed, you are craving something it is so difficult to stick to this plan when you are week."
These things I crave a little too frequently (Okay not McDonald's is just makes me sick)
I guess I should add on to this list Jack In The Box
You will never guess what I gave into today. You got it Jack In The Box.
I gave into the stinking Ultimate Cheeseburger. I didn't eat all of it but I ate enough of it. 
I know I should have eaten breakfast, then I should have had a snack instead of thinking "Oh I don't have time to eat now. I will get something a little later." WRONG! 
This is one of my biggest weaknesses. Waiting to long to eat and comforting myself when I am lonely, sad or just want to honestly punish myself.
This kind of thing is sabotage to my goals.
I won't let this get me down.  
I will not punish myself I will forgive myself and change the things that I know trigger these slip ups in my eating habits. 
I need to not indulge in this food that is actually poison to my body.
Something that I realize today is I need to change my mind frame to 
"Food is fuel for my body "
I need to stop using it as a comfort or eating just in pleasure not because I am truly hungry.
With this comes another problem for me and that is knowing when I am truly hungry.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo


As I have said in a past post about re-reading my blog here and getting depressed.
This quote is perfect. 
This is what I need to do or not do
I think it is okay to re-read but I need to not dwell on what I once was then get bummed about it.
I need to have learned and change things.
This quote is perfect 
I am changing things for the better
Everyday is a start over and my choice to do the best I can.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Positive Picture

This is how I am feeling

Changing habits into living life
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Celebrate Good Numbers

I am really contemplating putting numbers on here and pictures of progress. 
At this time I am just not sure if I can do this. I am scared. 
I am happy with the small changes in weight and inch loss,
A little bit is better than none, right? Right! 
So I have lost .02 ounces
But the exciting thing is the inches I have lost:
Chest-1 inch
Upper belly-1 inch
Middle belly-1/2 inch
Lower belly- 1 inch
Thighs-1/2 inch
I hadn't measured myself since October 22ND.
I really haven't been doing much for exercise so I know I will see the numbers cutting down now that I will incorporate exercise into my daily life.
Doing the happy dance for small progress in my quest to a healthy, tone, active person.
On Thursday night I started a 10 day full body cleanse.
I just feel like I need to get all the garbage out of my system.
Today I started the honey & cinnamon regimen. There are so many benefits in doing this including weight loss. I have a friend who's husband has been doing this he not only lost some weight but he was also able to get off of his blood pressure medication.
It makes you really warm when you take it. It is 1 T. of honey and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. I mix them in a little bit of warm water about 1/2 cup and make a tea to drink .
It is strong and makes you really warm when you drink it. I will let you know the progress.
I must make a confession. I had gotten back in the habit of drinking Diet Coke again.
Maybe a couple a week. This is such a bad habit that I am stopping as of today.
I know it is terrible for my body and watching Dr.Oz the other night it makes you fat along with other health problems. Wow! Amazing what confessing will do for the soul. Keeping it really is so important here.
Healthy Living, Bobbi Jo  

I Want & I Will

I have a renewed energy
I feel a change coming 
I have a change in my mind, slowly changing 
I like the change in my mind and my body 
We are suppose to change to grow and evolve as humans
It might be the medication that is kicking in and helping me 
or just that a certain client that I worked on yesterday
 got me back to where I want to take care of myself  and do WHATEVER it takes to be healthy.
This picture pretty much sums up what I am wanting to have and will have.
Not that I will ever be skinny due to the way my body is and having been a power lifter earlier in life my muscles will never be small but, I will be fit and strong 

Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Getting on The Right Track Again

Getting on the right track again
I started juicing again on Thursday
I have missed it and the way it makes me feel
This morning Gabby and I went shopping and this is what I got for my juicing and clean eating
Navel oranges, apples, oranges for juicing in my smoothies, green apples, lemons, limes & cucumbers
Romaine lettuce, celery and more cucumbers ( you are only suppose to leave cucumbers out at room temperature for 3 days other wise put them in the fridge)
Sliced apples (lunches or quick nibble), asparagus, carrots and container of spinach 
grapes green and red washed and ready to be eating
Then I reorganized my pantry in the kitchen for a shelf of veggies & fruit
Here I have a basket or fresh bananas, onions, potatoes (golden and red), plum tomatoes, more navel oranges and spaghetti squash. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I read this on a blog today called The Shape of Things to Come. It is a great blog I highly suggest checking it out. 
Jen is an inspiration to me. 
She had posted these quotes that I just love so I had to share them.  

"You will achieve your grand dream, a day at a time, so set goals for each day / not long and difficult projects, but chores that will take you, step by step, toward your rainbow. Write them down, if you must, but limit your list so that you won't have to drag today's undone matters into tomorrow. Remember that you cannot build your pyramid in twenty-four hours. Be patient. Never allow your day to become so cluttered that you neglect your most important goal / to do the best you can, enjoy this day, and rest satisfied with what you have accomplished." - Og Mandino

"You may encounter failure at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. You will never know how close success lies unless you turn the corner." Og Mandino
Working on lifting my spirit and becoming more positive. 
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sadness In The Afternoon

This is me
This is how I am feeling right now.
I am so sad and feeling very down, defeated and disappointed in ME.
Feelings of hate towards myself, feelings of doubt flooding my mind. 
I just went back and read posts from when I started this blog.
I had posted at the start of my weight loss journey and my start to living a healthy life.
Reading all the posts and the progress I had made and then looking at where I am now is just so depressing.
Thinking how did I let myself get where I am now? I know how I did, I didn't continue to take care of me. I put everything else in front of taking care of me. When I started back to school I just slowly stopped exercising and forgot how I felt. 
So after a pity party I need to move on and get back on the take care of Bobbi Jo health band wagon.
I am feeling so unhappy with me. Not liking me, the way I look, the way I feel and the way I move.
Anyone who has ever struggled with being overweight can relate to me and the way I am feeling.
I have decided to start posting as I did before when I started the blog. A daily account for my workout, eating and what is going on in my life. After all this is my blog and my journal. 
I will be posting my goals for the week, workouts, emotional status and anything else that I need to get out of my system to help me get back and stay on track. 
Getting priorities in order are number 1 right now. 
Bobbi Jo 

Food Journal & Slight Budge

This is my food journal.
This is the longest I have kept a written and on line with Sparkpeople.
Sad to say but I have never been real good at keeping track of what I eat daily.
I am finding and once again this is sad to say but it is hard to keep calories to 1200 or below.

This is not my scale but I am seriously wanting one like this.
Weighed in on Tuesday and only lost .5 ounces.
I was a little bummed but I thought "well this is better than a gain.
 This morning I decided I really need to have some fresh living food in me
so I made a kale,pineapple, orange, grapes, pear, chia seeds & psyllium husk smoothie. 
Super yummy! 
Now to get back on the exercise bandwagon that I fell off.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dr. Time

Today I went to see the Dr. Talked with her about my blood pressure.
Right now it is good so they will continue with the same medicine I have been on. 
We have set a goal for me to get off of my blood pressure medicine by June
This will entail me losing weight .
The Dr. asked me how much weight I wanted to lose in all I told her according to the charts I have seen they all say 101 pounds. She said I was being a bit hard on myself. I thought to myself  "what's new?"'
Dr. said it was time to put some effort into me again and make this life style change permanent. 
We talked for a long while about this and she wants me to keep a food diary.
I am going to start pushing more fruits & veggies in myself , stick to a 1200 calories a day (per Dr's request),  exercise and put caring for me first.  
She said that I have PTSD. She got me a medication to help me out. 
She also wants me to get a "Therapy Update".
It was actually great to get all the things that have been feeling, doing and going through
off my chest. I cried and was just honest with her.
I actually feel hopeful again about my life.
She wants to see me in 2 1/2 to 3 weeks to follow up on how I am doing.
As of today I started on Sparkpeople to keep track of my calories along with a written food diary.
This blog will be my daily journal of this life change.
Words of encouragement would be appreciated. 
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's December With a Plan

I went to Sprouts yesterday to get my fruits and veggies 
I also got a full body cleans
It is defiantly time for one
Time to clean out all the garbage and start back on track
Had a LONG talk with my husband yesterday about what has been going on with me.
As I posted back on November 19TH when I talked with a Dr. friend he said it sounded like I have 
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) I go to the Dr. tomorrow and I will be talking with her about this
I also have an appointment with my Bishop to talk with him and hopefully get some spiritual guidance.
I bought some Alfalfa & started taking it to help with the serotonin level.
Working hard to get this all figured out so I can get back on track
to gain my love for life and a passion for life again
This is what I have lost and I don't want to be this way.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bad News Good News

The bad news first of course:
I have not lost any weight
The good news:
Even after Thanksgiving I didn't gain any weight either. 
Woo Hoo! 
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Monday, November 19, 2012

Keeping It Real

One thing I have tried to do on my blogs and the posts are to keep things real. Well I am not going to stop now.
 I have really been struggling. I am not sure if it is depression or what has got into me. I am working daily to pull myself out of what I am calling the LIFE IN A FUNK MODE. I don't like feeling this way.
 Ever since I was at the bank and it got robbed I have been in a terrible state of panic, anxiety and going down hill.
 I noticed I was eating things (fast food too frequently)  and drinking some things (diet coke and cocoa) that were making me feel gross. At the time I thought well this is what I want. Not is this what I need? Is this what my body is really craving? Is this going to give me energy and make me feel full? Nope didn't bother to ask myself any of these questions.
 It has been like I am punishing myself but not sure why. Doing things that aren't beneficial to my health or to my goals that I have been working on.

The one question I have for myself is WHY DO I DO THIS?
This goes along with the saying "If you change nothing, nothing will change". I know this to be true so why?
Does anyone else do this to themselves?

 This is ending today. I am done feeling sorry for myself. I am done taking my body for granted.
 Tomorrow morning there is a smoothie to start off my day. This is always a good start for me. I know I will feel better and it will get me off to a great day.

  I know what I need to do and I need to make the move now. Not wait till Monday or till the New Year the time is NOW! Slowly making the changes that need to be made.
 This new journey is going to be called "The Health Habit For Life".
  Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Loss

Checked in on my friend the scale this morning and I lost 3.2 pounds. YEAH finally! 
With not weighing myself for the past 2 weeks it is a total of 7. 1 pounds. 
I am pleased with this loss.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Saturday, November 10, 2012


 I was reading on the Zenhabits...breath blog and found this wonderful post 15 Great Excuses Not to Form the Fitness Habit. They offer a fitness program at the end that would be beneficial but at this time I am unable to do, but just for those who are interested. Anyway I know I have used these excuses in the past and they have got me nowhere but overweight, unhappy with my health, the way I look, the way I feel and they way I move in everyday life. 

15 Great Excuses Not to Form the Fitness Habit

‘Clear your mind of can’t.’ ~Samuel Johnson
Post written by Leo Babauta.
Lots of people know they should be getting fit, but they can’t seem to find the time to form the fitness habit.
And while I understand this completely — I was stuck in overweight, unhealthy mode for years — I think it’s useful to take a look at the justifications we give ourselves to put it off.
I put things off because I didn’t have time, or energy, or I had too many family commitments, or not enough motivation, or work kept getting in the way, or I didn’t feel good enough to run, or I was sick, or other people would make things difficult, or I didn’t have the money for a gym membership … you get the idea.
But I’ve learned to kill all the excuses. Or to put it less violently, I’ve found loving ways to let them go and embrace the joy of a fit and healthy life.
I did it with six kids and a wife, a full-time job (and now my own business), a ton of family and work commitments, freelancing on the side, building a blog on the side, while writing various books … and so the excuses were ultimately meaningless.
Why might you be putting things off? Let’s look at the justifications, and try to blast them.
  1. I don’t have the time. Do 5 minutes a day. You can squeeze 5 minutes of brisk walking into your busy schedule. If you can’t, you might need to seriously rethink your priorities. Cut back on TV, Internet surfing, watching or reading the news. This 5 minutes a day (for now) will save your life. If you can’t go outside to walk due to the weather, do some pushups, air squats and lunges at home or near your desk. Start with 5 minutes of an easy exercise, and once you’ve learned to fit this into your day, you can expand to 10 minutes.
  2. I have kids, dude. Yeah, me too — I have six of them. They’re awesome, and I love spending time with them. So I take them to the park and play with them, running and climbing and lifting them up (like weights) and putting them on my shoulders and running up hills. By exercising in front of them, and with them, I’m setting a good example for them that they will take into adulthood. We combine exercise and bonding time. Or split time with your spouse, or do it when they’re at school or sleeping (at night or early mornings). You owe it to your kids to get healthy and stay healthy into old age.
  3. My job takes my time and energy. Mine too — at one point I was working two jobs while starting a blog/business (and writing about 20 posts a week). I know that work drains your energy and sucks up your time, but if you put fitness first, you can do both. Workout before work — it’s a great way to start your day, get some key thinking done, get energized before you start working. Or workout right after work — great way to unwind, de-stress, and perhaps spend time with your spouse or friend or kids.
  4. I’m too tired. Not working out actually makes you feel more tired most of the time — in my experience and from lots of people I’ve talked to about this. When you work out regularly, you feel refreshed, energized, de-stressed, ready to take on the world. If you’re tired, just tell yourself all you need to do is lace up your shoes and get out the door — even the most tired among us can do that!
  5. I’m sick or injured. If you’re really sick, with a fever or serious medical condition, exercise at this moment might not be best — rest is sometimes better. Same with serious injuries. But often you can do something with lesser illnesses and injuries, and we just let the pain or tiredness stop us. Consult a doctor if you have a serious condition, but most people who just have the sniffles can still go for a walk or do some bodyweight exercises at home.
  6. My family isn’t supportive. That is definitely tough, but you have options. One of my favorite tactics is getting my family on board early — before I’ve decided to make a change, when I’m still thinking about it. I send them articles I’m reading, talk to them about things I’ve learned, why this is important to me, etc. Then when I’m ready to make a decision to change, I ask for their help deciding — and then their help implementing. Another tactic is to just ask for them to give you the space to make your own change, even if they don’t want to support you, and then find support online. Finally, sometimes you have to take responsibility for your life instead of blaming it on others, and just do what you need to do, and try to win their support and educate them along the way, even if they’re not there at first.
  7. The gym is too expensive, or too far. Go walking or running outside. Doing bodyweight exercises at home or in the office is free. You can do yoga at home using free videos online.
  8. It’s too hard. Start easy. Just 5 minutes of walking, or just 5 pushups. If that’s too hard, do 2 minutes of walking or 2 pushups. Starting small and only progressing gradually beats this objection every time, and is generally a good idea for other habit-change reasons as well.
  9. I don’t have the right equipment/clothes. Use whatever you have. You can go walking in jeans and a T-shirt. I’ve walked and run barefoot many times. You can do bodyweight workouts in your bedroom in your underoos.
  10. I’m not good at it. No one is good at it when they start out. Everyone has to learn, everyone starts somewhere. You get good at it by doing it. Do it in the privacy of your home if you’re afraid of looking stupid. Find a friend who’s a beginner and do it with them. Or do it with a trainer or a friend who’s really good at it and can show you how.
  11. I don’t know how. Who cares? Get started — that’s the most important thing. You’ll learn as you go. You don’t need to read a dozen books or websites to learn something — just start, take it easy so you don’t get injured, and educate yourself as you go. If you’re worried about getting injured, do a free session with a trainer or find a friend who knows what he or she is doing.
  12. I’m not strong, fast, flexible. You know how you get strong? Do strength exercises. You know how you get fast? Keep doing it. A good way to get flexible is to do yoga. Exercise solves all these problems.
  13. I hate running. So don’t run! There are a thousand different ways to exercise. Walk, bike, swim, do yoga, pilates, tai chi, martial arts, strength training, bodyweight exercises, dance aerobics, kickboxing workouts, bootcamps, gymnastics, rock climbing, hiking, basketball, football, soccer, trampolines. Also, running can be fun if you start easy (walk/run intervals), go somewhere beautiful, and do it while conversing with a good friend.
  14. The weather sucks (too cold, rainy, hot, etc.). Do it inside. Go to a gym or public indoor pool. Or suck it up and go outside anyway! I’ve run in torrential rain (it’s amazing), done Crossfit in freezing early morning weather, done a GoRuck Challenge with 70 lbs. of weight on my back for 13 hours in the middle of the night, the heat of midday, freezing ocean water, with sand in my shoes. It’s hella fun.
  15. I’m not motivatedBamMotivated.
Motivation is everywhere. It’s in the mindset. It’s in the people around you doing something amazing, showing what’s possible. It’s in the idea that moving your body can be fun, joyous, miraculous, and that sitting is killing you.
You can have excuses, or you can move. Your choice.
I am making my choice to change my excuses into NO EXCUSES. Make the changes now to change my life. It is like Dave Ramsey says" Live like no one else now, so you can live like no one else later." He is talking about money but I think this pertains to all that we do in our daily lives.
 Time for a change to make me the me that Heavenly Father intended me to be inside and out. 
 Life changes are not easy all the time but I think with Heavenly Father on my side I can do it. I can make permanent life changes. Slow and steady, renewing my commitment daily and not being so hard on myself. 
 Back in 2009 when I started a journey I lost weight but I didn't make life changes that stuck. I didn't have the commitment and then I stopped exercising daily, ate things to frequently that weren't good for my body. And 2 years later I am back where I was but even heavier than then.
 I have an accountability partner Coco for my workouts and writing on this blog. Asking for support and your sharing your triumphs and struggles.
 Check back for the Reshaping my life plan & progress. 
 Hugs, Bobbi Jo 

Friday, November 2, 2012


I can not believe it is already November. I love this month it is my favorite of the year. 
Well my weigh in Tuesday was not what I had expected or wanted. Needless to say now I didn't lose any. In fact I gained almost 2 pounds. Now I think this has to do with the upcoming monthly event and I have been bloated so it makes since. 
I still haven't decided what exactly to do. I was motivated and the steam was zapped out but it is slowly coming back. I have been taking colloidal silver and that seems to be making a difference this week. I am noticing a increase in my energy and my ear infection that has been going on for what seems like for ever is going away. No other changes made other than taking it so I can say that this has helped.
I have come to the realization that I have been comforting myself with food. The bank robbery real did a number on me mentally. I have been anxious and as my husband said last night that I have become even more overly paranoid than normal.  
I am still reading the book Reshaping It All and soaking in the information.
Hope everyone is doing well. 
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tips From Dr.Oz

I was watching Dr.Oz this morning. He had Valerie Bertinelli as his guest. She is so pretty and has the kind of attitude that I want towards food. 
(Reminder to self- I am working on it)
Towards the end of the show Dr.Oz gave a few tips that I thought might be helpful to anyone watching their weight.
1. Best Time to weigh yourself:  7 am after you have gone to the bathroom
2. Best time to indulge: 2 pm. He suggested a cup of hot chocolate.
This is the normal time people start to feel a drop in their blood sugar.
3. Best time to take a fiber supplement: 6 pm about 10 min. before you eat dinner. 
It is proven that when you do this you eat 70 calories less than normal. 
He also suggest a fiber supplement called Konjac Root Fiber.

As part of keeping it real is sharing with you what else I am doing. I started on Tuesday October 23Rd, 2012, taking 5-HTP it is shown to help to boost the serotonin level and help as an appetite suppressant .  
I know I have struggled most of my life with low serotonin level. Now the side effect that I have noticed is having nausea after taking it on a empty stomach. The last 3 days I eat breakfast then a little later I take it and it is much better. 
I am also making and taking colloidal silver.
I started taking this 3 days ago. The thing I did notice is that I had gotten fever blisters on the side of my mouth and when I woke up yesterday morning with out doing anything else for it, it has already started to dry up and heal. Normally these take up to a week to do this. This is the only different thing that I have done. 
So I am a happy camper so far. 
Tomorrow is weigh in day and masuring day. 
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Enriching My Life

At the beginning of September I started a program with a BUNCH of other people who follow the Shaytards are You Tube. Over the past year Shay Carl the father of the Shaytards lost over 100 lbs. That is a lot of weight. He changed his eating and exercised to get healthy. Shay start what he called Shaytember. It got so many people moving on making goals. 
These are the goals I had set:
1. Change in the way I see myself, accepting who I am right now.2. Regaining my health & losing weight by exercising daily-Walking starting a little at a time and increasing daily, weights and more active lifestyle. 3. Being more of the person I want to be and working on those areas in my life that I have neglected. 4. Taking time to be grateful for all the blessings I have. 5. Reading the 6 books I have waiting for me by the end of September. 6.Long term losing 100 pounds by doing all the above.
The above goals I am still working on daily. 
During September Shay had suggested reading the book called The Slight Edge .
I also suggest reading this book. This book is not a weight loss book but a book to help you to be the best YOU, you can be. 
 Then I read this book Fit For Life Not Fat For Life.
This book has great information about food and the effects on our bodies.
Well as you know I have tried many different diets or ways of eating to lose the weight I need to lose to be healthy.
 This weight loss journey is no longer just for the looking better in or out of my clothes it is for my health. 
My health is not the greatest. I am getting sick, feeling depressed and anxious. 
I need to get serious with this and make life changes. 
I had bought this book a while back. I read a little of it and put it on the shelf. I then loaned Coco it to read. For those who don't know Coco is our oldest daughter she is 22 and a mother of three beautiful children. She is an inspiration in so many ways to me and to others. Coco had her third child just 3+ months ago and is down 5 pounds lower than her pre-pregnancy weight. She looks great! 
Coco said that when she read this book that it helped her to realize what changes she needed to make. It worked for her so I am going to reread it and see what happens. 
The book is Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron Bure, She played DJ Tanner on Full House. 
Her weight loss is faith based. I think this is why is resonated with Coco, she is very spiritual and has more insight than most 40 year old's. 
My plan while reading this book is to report all the things that are going on in my mind, my body and life as they happen. Keeping it as real as possible. 
It is funny at the beginning of this weekend I had plans of starting to calorie count and other such things. Life has so many twists and turns. Can't wait to see what happens with this. 
Hugs, Bobbi Jo 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Woman's Prerogative

 It is a woman's prerogative to change your mind right? Well this is my blog and I say yes. Once again I am struggling about what to do with my eating, exercising and how to fit it all in each day. Things need to change so I will be changing my mind again.
 I have been trying different things the past few months. But the weight is not budging. I am beginning to wonder if it is my hormones going crazy. Everything I have tried has not taken weight off. Even the eating mostly raw and low fat. In fact my weight has gone up a couple pounds. This is making me a little crazy to be honest with you here. I keep wondering okay what am I suppose to do now.
 I know I am an emotional eater and I like food but I am not happy with the way I look or feel.
 Stressing has been a big thing in my life lately. Over a month ago I was at the bank inside and it got robbed. This was one of my biggest fears of my life. This has left me with so much stress that I can't believe it.Then I hadn't posted it but last April I quit my job at the spa. There were several reasons that I did this. Well turns out we need that money coming in right now so I emailed the spa manager and she said she was getting ready to contact me to see if I wanted to come back so I got my job back as of 2 weeks ago. Like many other people in the world money just isn't stretching as far as it needs to. This is still no excuse to the weight I am holding on to or maybe it does.
 Now back to the drawing board of what I need to do. There are so many options out there. I do know that one of my biggest downfalls is portion control and lack of exercise.
 I keep thinking back to 2009 when I was so pumped about getting the weight off and had so much motivation. I want to get back to that point.................. is it possible to get there again?
 More to come in the next few days. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Thoughts and Such

 My thoughts lately have been so random and all over the map. Sometimes I feel a little crazy with what pops into my mind then out then something completely different hits me.

 This week started out on a good note of exercising on Monday morning. My goals and plan for the week all lined out perfectly (to me).

Monday afternoon I lined out my containers and washed all of my veggies for my weekly lunch meals. 

My containers

 They have a mixture of organic salad greens, kale, mushrooms, cucumbers, purple onions, cherry tomatoes and 4 oz. of cooked chicken chunks. 
The problem with these is there was no problem with them it was my stomach couldn't handle eating them. So they are in my garage refrigerator keeping crisp for this week.  
 I was thinking that part of my feeling lack luster had to do with not juicing so I decided to make myself a morning pick me up. It was good and it did help for a while. 

 Tuesday morning didn't go so well as I had planned and went down hill from there. I had so much planned to get accomplished and I woke up feeling drained and so tired even after a good night sleep. So now I am recovering from yesterdays sickness. Apparently my body was fighting something I woke up Thursday feeling not so great in the tummy. I will leave out details but turns out Gabby and I spent the day being miserable after getting sick early in the morning. Spent the day sleeping, watching shows off and on and as the day went by I started to feel better.
 Today I woke up and felt better not great mind you but better. I have that kind of hangover sickness feeling. So today I will take it easy other than the cleaning up and getting the guest room ready for our special guest for the weekend. Coco,Kyle and their sweet family are coming down. YEAH!!  So excited I can't wait to see them all.
 Now for the weekend I am planning on enjoying time with the grand babies and family.
Tonight Dallas and Sara are coming over for a cookout and family hang out time. Tomorrow night we are going to our ward's Trunk or Treat. Should be a great weekend and a good way to recharge for the next week. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Changing My Mind

Changing My Mind

I believe it was at the beginning of the year sometime that I decided I wasn't going to concentrate so much on the numbers of the scale. Well, I changed my mind. I have been eating lacoto-ovo-vegan (close to the 80/10/10 program) , cut out salt, cut out soda and eating about 85% to 90% raw foods for I think it is almost 3 weeks now. The salt a little less than that but still I am not seeing major results. Now mind you I am not pushing myself with my workout just eating healthy. I have decided I need to get things moving along here. Now here is my plan next week I will incorporate more walking, light weights and activity into my days.  We are going up to Pinetop to meet our new grand daughter that will be born on Monday the 16Th. Coco is having a C-section on Monday and Kyle will be with her till Wednesday when she comes home from the hospital being that Alan couldn't get off the entire week will will go up Wednesday and be there to help out with her other kiddos and of course enjoy time with her and the new little blessing. I figured I can take the kiddos on walks, play outside and go to the park to play. 
Dallas and Sara are going to come over and house sit for us so  we don't have to worry about the animals & my garden. 
 My plan then for the following week when we get back is to start out a major workout program. I would love to start to run again. I use to run when I was in Junior High and High School. I was training for my first marathon when I found out I was pregnant with Coco and I haven't ran seriously since then. I use to really enjoy running so I am going to do the "Couch to 5-K" program, some weight training and squeeze more activity into my days.
 You might ask "Why haven't you just started this week? " Knowing that we are going to Pinetop and trying to help out Coco as much as possible I didn't think I would have time to go running therefore I decided to wait till the following week. The date of that is 23Rd.
I have also set a goal to lose 35 pounds by the end of December. This is where the change in mind of the scale comes in. I have been staying steady but I am not happy with the weight I am. I am tired of feeling out of place, not being able to feel cute in the clothes that I like or even buy them where they would fit. I am sorry they do not make cute clothes for girls that are in the above average size range.
 I will not share my weight with you that is just too much for me to do. I will say that I am currently wearing a size 16 -18 blouse, I could wear a little smaller but I don't like my rolls of fat showing and my arms are huge that most of the smaller sizes are too uncomfortable.
 I wear a size 16 pants, I can't believe I am posting this! My thighs are huge. I use to be a power lifter in Jr.high and High school mostly specializing in squats and dead lifts. These both build up the thigh muscles and therefore I will never have little, skinny thighs but I can have tone ones. My waist has always been way smaller than the pants I have to get for my thighs but that is okay.
 So this is my plan as of now. I am still eating clean, low fat and mostly raw food.
Soon E'lyse and Faith will be back in school and we will be back to a regular routine so I now things will get a little better. Summers are a killer for me with the no regular schedule and the heat.
 I am not positive what I want my weight to be down to but I think the 35 will give me a big boost. I will be back to the weight I was before I started massage school and I felt so much better and I wasn't even eating all that great at the time.
 Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions or encouragement I would love to hear from you. Hugs, Bobbi  Jo

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Juice Feast For Health

Juice Feast For Health

 After watching the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, by Joe Cross on HULU. I thought about doing a juice feast but just wasn't ready for it. Now this was almost a year ago. Then since I have been weeding out the process foods out of the families diet and especially mine I watched it again. Deciding that this is what I needed right now at this time in my life. 
 I had been doing some juicing off and on but at least once a week. I have noticed the difference in when I drink juice and when I don't.
 Well I have been wanting a Vitamix machine for a long while now and I have had some money being put aside just in case I had a big purchase item. Well I found at theVitamix  website and I found that they have reconditioned one for cheaper but you can still get a 5 year warranty. I ordered mine but got the extended 8 year warranty for just a little bit more. 

 Isn't it beautiful! 
  So me having OCD issues I waited till today to start using it on my first day of my Juice Feast. Most people would call this a juice fast but I feel that I am still getting my nutrition just not having to chew it. I will be adding physllium and a fruit protein powder to my juices at least once a day. Just to make sure I am getting enough fiber and nutrition. 
 This morning I made my breakfast that consisted of : banana, orange slices, pine apple core, carrot, homemade yogurt (sugar free), ice and physllium. Now I am going to listen to my body if it is needing something besides the juice I will listen to it. I think this has been one of my problems in the past is NOT listening to what my body needs or wants. 
I couldn't believe how quickly this thing chopped and mixed everything together.
 Looking into orange tropical goodness
 And my breakfast of  a champion (ME) yummy!! 

 I have been dealing with an ear infection for over a month and just this past week it has gotten really painful and closed up for a day. After much sleeping off and on, Reiki, then using oils, hot moist compresses it is feeling a little bit better today. I will continue to do what I am doing and hopefully by the end of this week it will be completely gone. 
 For today I need to run errands, make yogurt, wash and Monday chores. My might do list is make curtains  for our bedroom and do some independent studying. 
Everyone have a wonderful day. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Feels Like Starting Over

 As I have been working on stopping the soda habit (this has gone amazingly well), slowly changing my eating habits, eliminating processed foods, fast food and pre-made garbage in my life I am feeling better but not losing weight as I had hoped to.
 I know back in 2009 I worked my but off literally to lose weight and I was getting into shape and feeling good about myself. Long story short I decided to go back to school full time, Gabby went into the hospital, life got way too crazy. Then this past year I had been working, had several surgeries and procedures that put me out of commission and I still don't feel like I have gotten all my strength back from those.
So now the work begins.
 The work I am starting needs to continue for the rest of my life. I can't stop this time. I know all the above mentioned of the emotions and such all need to be taken care of and dealt with. I know as a healer I need to be at peace to help others to heal or they can feel it in your touch and mannerism.

 My 1) goal as of starting tomorrow is to get back on the proverbial  horse or in this case the treadmill. I am starting out slow due to it has been a long time since I have worked out. This is so sad to say but I am keeping it really folks.
2) practice meditation daily
3) incorporate yoga into my week maybe just 2 times this week and adding on to this
4) deal with issues that have been eating at me or I have been eating because of
5) make me a priority in my day every day

I will follow up and let you all know how things are going. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Still Off

 Just a quick check in on this blog that has been greatly ignored. I am still off the Diet Coke and all soda pop!! Yea me!!
 A little bit of exercise here and there and a lot of giving massages at the spa. I've been feeling a little under the weather but hopefully be back to having enough energy to get out there on a regular basis. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Friday, March 16, 2012

Starting Almost Over

 So like a lot of people at the New Year I had all these things I was going to do this year in starting over starting fresh. Just to fill you in on a secret (that honestly isn't so secret) I  am major OCD in some things, okay most things. If I mess up a little I think what the heck why should I even continue to try and so therefore I end up bummed and upset at myself.
 So I like many didn't follow through with all my great INTENTIONS! Well I have been doing a lot of research, soul searching and trying to figure out just what I am to do. I have come to the conclusion I NEED  to learn to love me for who I am no matter what I look like, feel like or think I feel like. So this is what I am working on. I am also working on eating healthier, no totally depriving myself of the things I like or think I like but cutting back on the things that make me feel like, excuse my French, CRAP. I don't know if that is French or not but that is how I talk so trying to keep it real here.
 I am also wanting to follow the lead of a friend and my daughter, Coco by eliminating one thing at a time that aren't good for me or don't help me to achieve those goals that I have in my life.
 A while back I gave up soda and diet soda. I was feeling good, then one day I was out getting lunch and I gave in and had one. Well one diet soda led to another and I was drinking them way to often.
 This is what I will be giving up. My favorite well and only soda I drink is Diet Coke.
Dear Diet Coke,
 I will now bid you farewell my slurpybubblylishesness of addiction.As of March 18TH I don't want to try you again ever. We had a good time together all those wonderful meals that you seemed to have completed for me but this is the end. I don't like the way you make me feel. Leaving me with a headache hangover in the morning, the bloated feeling after I have drank you and wanting more to eat and drink. So this is the end of our relationship. Wishing you all the best! Sincerely, Bobbi Jo
 I hope you will all support my decision to give this up. Thank you! Hugs, Bobbi Jo
Shortly after I finished up this post I found this on Mind Body Green and just had to share it.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Slow and steady looses the fat

 It has been  a while since I last posted on here. I have been busy with work and life. Since I have started back working at the spa I have started to lose fat in my arms (YEA!!!!!!). I am not working out as much as I would like to but it will happen gradually. Slow and steady lose the fat and that is what I am doing. Hugs, Bobbi  Jo

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year Changes Are On The Way

 With the New Year I decided to start weighing every Sunday morning. I also decided to join Weight Watchers Online Points Program.  I actually joined before Christmas just to get somewhat use to putting the food in the log and the activities in the activity log.
 So I weighed myself on January 1ST, 2012. EKKKK super scary. I WILL not share my weight with you but it was a lot more than what it should be.
 On Sunday January 7TH, 2012 I weighed in at 4.4 pounds lighter. YEA!! Excited about this. I love to see progress just like anyone else does.
 I have not been doing a bunch of exercising. Work has been busy and life at home a little crazy too. I know excuses but I wasn't aloud to exercise till last week.
 Super cool news is that in around 4 hours of massages I burn 1,399.29 calories. It is awesome that I get to do what I love and burn calories.
 So now on with the gradual adding of new habits and getting rid of the bad old ones. LONG process but will be so worth it.
 Hugs, Bobbi Jo