The Goddess Loses 2009 Weekly Weigh In

So in case some of you are not aware, last week I put myself ALL the way out there and put my weight on the internet for all to see. Why did I do that? Well it’s simple. I need to lose weight. My cholesterol is high, my blood sugar is high…so I thought maybe if I blogged about it each week, it would help me to stay more accountable as to sticking to this whole weight loss adventure.

It worked! I have awesome news to tell you…well I’ll show you. Today I stepped on the scale and saw these beautiful numbers:

That is a 6.4 lb loss for me!!!! I promise to have my toes painted a pretty color for next weeks weigh in…OK I promise to try and have them painted!

So my goal for last week was to up my water intake. I did better than I normally do, but I can still do better. So…my goal for this week is to again try to up my water intake a little more. I think if I would have drank more water, I would have seen more of a loss this week.


Lose Weight With Me!

Like many people, I want to lose weight. Like many people, I have again made it a New Years Resolution. I do every year and every year I fail. However, this year is different. Shortly before Christmas I had routine blood work done and my cholesterol was sky high. We’re talking high LDL, low HDL, high triglycerides…it is the worst combo you could have. Besides having high cholesterol, my glucose level was borderline high.

This was the wake up call I needed. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had to follow the diabetic diet. Whenever I would get pissed off about not being able to eat something, I quickly got over it. I was not doing the diet for me. I as doing it for the health of my baby. For two years since having her, I told myself I as going to do that diet again. But I didn’t. I didn’t have a reason to. However, now I have my reason staring at me in black and white. High cholesterol could lead to stroke or heart attack…high glucose could lead to diabetes.

Starting tomorrow, I am going to outline on my blog exactly what I am going to do as a diet. I am going to weigh myself and list my starting weight (can’t believe I am going to do that lol) on my blog. I am going to have my husband measure me. Every Sunday I will weigh in and post my weight along with my meal plan for the week. Each month I will have my husband remeasure me.

Anyone who would like to join me in this effort, go for it! Having weight loss buddies would be very benefitial!

Look for The Goddess Loses 2009 tomorrow and every Sunday!

New Years Resolution: Lose Weight

That has been my New Years Resolution since I’ve had kids…so the past 4 years now. Have I stuck to it or succeeded? Nope. Not even in the littlest bit. However, I think this year will be different. You know why? Probably not, but I’m gonna tell ya!

I subscribe to the Hungry Girl emails. They are, by far, the BEST weight loss type emails ever! Last year I got the Hungry Girl Cookbook, which is one of my favorite cookbooks (gotta try breading your chicken and pork chops with crushed fiber one cereal…Mmm!). After going through her cookbook, I subscribed to her site for her daily emails. She sends some of the best things.

Now why do I think this year will be the year I will stick to my resolution? Because of the email I just got! The mother of all grocery lists! The list that will help me make wise choices while grocery shopping! Want to snag yourself a copy of the list? Well go here and get it!

My favorite location on her site, is the News section. It is jammed packed with very helpful information for everyone! If you think this sounds like a book for you, head over here and choose the place you would like to buy it from. There are links to Borders, Barnes and Noble, etc.

You won’t regret getting this book or signing up for the emails. And remember, next time you are craving breaded chicken, bread it in crushed Fiber One cereal. Not only are you upping your fiber intake, but it tastes good too!

Proof that Nice People DO win!!

I just finished watching The Biggest Loser and as usual, I am BLOWN away at the transformations these people made! Literally blown away. If you haven’t seen the show yet, you may want to stop reading right about now because I don’t want to spoil anything for you.

Throughout the season, I really started to dislike Heba, Vicki, and Brady. Heba was annoying every time she opened her mouth. Vicki too. She was so mean and conniving…always talking about how she was “playing the game” etc. And don’t even get me started about the little lie that her husband or should I say, Vicki, cooked up about Phillip talking crap about Heba. How stupid do they think the viewers are? Had something like that gone down, you better believe they would have aired it.

So yea, anyway…last week when Ed pleaded with America to vote for Heba to be in the finale, I just knew that was going to backfire and everyone was going to vote for him out of spite. I just loved with Allison Sweeny said “it’s a landslide…”! But then I began to worry that Heba would win the at home (which she did) and then Ed would go and win the actual Biggest Loser title…but thankfully, that didn’t happen.

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t help but laugh when Vicki almost fell trying to walk in her pair of hooker heels. Why wear shoes that you can’t even walk in? And then when Michelle came out and Bob went to help her, she kind of had this look like “um…I wore shoes I can walk i, but thanks”!

I was so beyond happy to see Michelle win. I liked her from day one on the show. I thought, after Coleen, Michelle was the nicest person on that show. But beyond nice, she gave it 110% week in and week out. Yes she thought about going home, but that had a lot to do with the psychological issues she was dealing with and once she overcame those…it was smooth sailing for her.

I wish I could go on this show so bad. And I would definitely want Bob to be my trainer 😉