Thursday, March 20, 2008

Blogs, blogs everywhere are blogs...

After toying around with the idea, I've decided to create a separate blog for my obsession with Reality TV.

If you're interested in my very opinionated views on things like American Idol, The Bachelor, Rock of Love, Celebrity Fit Club and so on and so forth...

Give it a look-see.


Hello everyone.  Long time no blog.  I haven't been using AOL for a while, just the instant messenger, so I had no idea that I could blog too.  Now that I see I can, it's time to let you all know what I've been up to.

As many of you who followed this journey before know I lost a good deal of weight before on a "Journey to Me".  It was appropriately named, but alas I never quite got the meaning of the journey.  I got so caught up in the results that I had lost sight of the bigger picture.  What I was beating myself up for was really me doing well. 

I've begun to see the difference between "perfect" and "excellence". 

So I've decided to attack this situation from a different angle.  Instead of worrying about getting to goal weight, I'm learning how to live each day as healthily as I can and learning to love myself "in the meantime". 

This is a very important part of the journey.  I won't wake up tomorrow and be my goal weight or optimum health.  What I can wake up as, is me.  And I get to decide that's okay.

Since the written blog worked so well for me before, I've decided to begin a video diary of my new lifestyle change.  It was hard at first to see myself and learn to be okay with what I saw.  But little by little I've begun to forgive that image on camera for hiding for so long.

You can view these entries at

I'll try to cross post so that I can hook up with more of my old friends and weight loss buddies here.  You guys were the ones who helped keep me motivated and going in the right direction, so it's only right I bring my journey full circle right back to this blog.

I hope you enjoy the journey with me "in the meantime".

Thursday, January 11, 2007


I'm on program and even down six pounds, so all is well.  Not going to post stats today because in my quest for health I'm actually concentrating on getting a full night's sleep.  By the time I make it to bed there's no time for anything else but sleep... especially when AOL makes it so bloody difficult to maintain a blog to begin with.  Is it just me or does everyone's "add entry" disappear?  I have to click on journal community, then this blog name to find it.

It's extremely annoying.

Over the weekend I'll get it caught up, when I have a lot more time and patience.

In the meantime... some positive food for thought:

" Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good that we oft may win,
By fearing to attempt."
--- William Shakespeare

Monday, January 8, 2007

Weigh in? Weigh OFF...

I only got about 2 hours sleep last night and it showed with an 8 pound gain on the scale.

But it didn't freak me out too badly because I know it's simply because to my body, it was still yesterday. 

So I'm going to go to bed, get some sleep and try again tomorrow.

I know that I've been following the regimen and eating what I need to eat, there's no way that amounted to a gain... especially one that drastic. 

Plus I *feel* healthier and fitter.  And that amounts for a lot. 

Ten weigh ins from now?  I'm sure I'll see the results that I want. 

And the moolah.  :)

Today's stats, including a small Chili from Wendys:

Calories:  1310-1660
Fat: 29-65
Carbs: 147-270
Protein: 33-145

Calories: 1550
Fat: 32
Carbs: 250
Protein: 61

I also got 6, count em 6 servings of fruits and veggies.  I had four of em done by the time I got home from work.

I likee.

Only got 6 glasses of water in, though.

No worries.  That's what I fix next week.

Today's positive quote: "The body achieves what the mind believes."
--- KT--

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Weekend Update

"Jane, you ignorant slut!"

Uhhh... sorry - wrong Weekend Update.

My weekend was pretty good.  I went very slightly over my calories on Saturday but that was only to get my veggies in.  I did get five servings fruits and veggies both days, but my water intake wasn't great at all.

But that's not as important as the veggie thing.  I'm doing this in different steps toward a healthier lifestyle.  After a week of making sure I get veggies, then I concentrate on the water, then vitamins, then exercise and so on.

If it sounds suspiciously like a plan, that's because it is one.  I work better with plans rather than just winging it.  Plus it gives me the illusion of control, and that keeps the control freak in me quiet.

Actually, what I do is the only thing within my control - not how much weight I lose.  So it's beneficial to have things I can control as my guidelines.

Calorie Updates:

(Incidentally.. MySpace blogs are MUCH more user friendly.  And free.)

Calories:  1310-1660
Fat: 29-65
Carbs: 147-270
Protein: 33-145

Calories: 1692
Fat: 49
Carbs: 240
Protein: 67

Calories: 1389
Fat: 27
Carbs: 219
Carbs: 63

Today's positive quote:  " Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."


Saturday, January 6, 2007

Friday stats

Five servings of fruits and veggies.

7 glasses of water.

Daily goals:
Calories: 1310-1660
Fat: 29-65
Carbohydrates: 147-270
Protein: 33-145

My intake for Friday:

Calories: 1573
Fat: 59
Carbohydrates: 205
Protein: 57

Inspirational quote for the day: Today, make more time to be present in your life.