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