Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yes, I am still alive!

Okay, so I haven't been blogging, but I have been still losing.  I got really busy through the holidays and was feeling wiped of creativity and didn't blog.  I am proud to announce that I weigh 246 pounds though.  That is a total lose of 32 pounds for me.  I am patting myself on my back right now.  That is a BMI of  38.5 for those keeping track of numbers, because numbers are important to me. That also bumps me out of the morbidly obese range which is VERY exciting to me.  I am now only obese.  The overweight range is still really far away so that will be a long term goal at this point and I am not going to be focusing much on that until I get closer to the 200 mark.

I am unable to use my Gazelle at this point.  It is in the garage and it is getting way to cold at night.  I can't get the arms to swing well enough to be a good workout.  I have been trying to stay busy with cleaning and what not though.  I did get really sick after Christmas with an allergy of some sort.  I haven't been able to pinpoint what it is exactly that I am allergic to but I have been able to narrow it down a bit.  I have noticed that the itching seems to get worse when the heater is on.  It was time for the filter to be changed and it was also a brand that we had not used before.  We have changed the filter and things seem to be getting better. I don't know if this will continue to be a problem or not, but I hope so.  I was so miserable for a while there.  My hands swelled up so bad that I couldn't use them.  My feet hurt to walk on them.  I was so itchy, painfully itchy and was getting big welts that would bruise, but it seems to be getting better.  I am taking allergy pills for the first time in my life on a daily basis or else all the itching starts again.  So anyways, now the house is a complete disaster since I wasn't feeling well and couldn't use my hands.  Everyone tried to keep up with the cleaning, but I guess that even if combine the husband, my mom, and the kids together it does not equal me.  All of them together could not do the job that one of me does.  I do appreciate everyone trying to come together while I was sick though and they did do a wonderful job considering they were all working out of their scope of practice...lol. 

So the current plan is this, we bought the kids an Xbox and a Kinect for Christmas and I am going to buy one of those Kinect work out games this month.  I think I have decided I want the EA Active 2.  My sister has been using the Biggest Loser one and says she gets a really good workout with it but at EA Active 2 comes with really good reviews too and it has a heart monitor that feeds information to the machine.  So, I want to buy that game instead of the Biggest loser one, but maybe I will just eventually get both.  Also, the weather will be warming up here soon and I will start taking walks with the little ones again.  It is just too cold for me to feel comfortable with having the baby outside for a long time.

Oh and speaking of the baby, we celebrated her 1st birthday last month.  She was so cute with the cake.  She apparently thought it was too good to smear all over herself and ate it instead.  So I don't have any cute pictures of her with cake smeared on her face.  She even got really mad when I took the plate away.  I was like oh boy, we are going to have to really limit the sweets with her because she seemed hopelessly hooked to that sugar right away.  She does love her veggies too though.  She is also walked, EVERYWHERE!  She falls down, a lot, but gets right back up and walks until she drops again.  I can't wait for warmer weather because she is going to love going out there and running.

Well, as I mentioned earlier, the house is a MESS and I need to get busy cleaning it since I am feeling normal again.  I will be posting more though, I promise.  I got a laptop for Christmas and it will be easier to use the computer since I can have it in any room now (and easier to use now that my hands aren't swollen..lol).  I also plan on doing pictures again here soon.  The plan is when I reach 240, I will post up more pictures and then I think I will do pictures every 20 pounds.  Thanks everyone for stopping by in my absence and worrying.  Sorry about that too.


  1. Welcome back! I had wondered about you and am so glad to hear you are still hard at work.

    babies are so cute, but I they sure require a lot of supervision once mobile. The house may never be the same. ha ahaha

  2. Congratulations on your loss!

  3. Congrats on the loss!! And so glad you are back!!

    I've given you a blog award...


  4. Congrats on the loss!! I was getting worried, but so glad to hear you're okay and still on track! Really missed reading you!

  5. Wow, that is a great number!!!
    Did you ever get the EA Active 2 game and try it?

    I just stumbled upon your blog tonight, I'm now a new follower!


  6. CONGRATS on your loss! I hope to follow in your footsteps. :)