The Girl Who Ate Angie

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Dragon*Con 2013 September 4, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 9:56 am

For the people who have never heard of Dragon*Con, it is a sci-fi convention that takes place in Atlanta Ga. every Labor Day weekend.  It is four days of nerds gone wild basically.  Anyway, my husband is the biggest geek and he calls me a wanta-be geek.  Truth is, I like going.  The people are nuts and it is our own little vacation from the kids for four days out of the year.  So every year I tell myself that I am going to make great costumes and get dressed up, but I don’t.  I am under motivated because I am fat.  Now there are lots of big girls that dress up and they even look good, but I personally am too self conscious to go to all that trouble to and go around half dressed in sexy costumes.

This year, I didn’t have much fun at all and that is not like me.  I decided that next year I will be 100 pounds lighter.  I have planned all these goals and never kept them but I have an end date and a time frame to work in.  That is a little over 8 pounds a month.  My wonderful husband gave me the before picture when he took a picture of me watching the crowd leave the parade this year.  My beginning weight is 261.2 as of yesterday.

 

Random July 13, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 12:12 pm

So I walked 18 miles the first week and it rained almost everyday the second week so I just didn’t do anything.  This week was just a bad week.  Everyday I have had to wait on AC repair people and then the triplets 8th birthday came and went.  I have really not thought about walking until today.  I doubt I will because it is hot, humid, and we have company in from out of town.  Tomorrow morning I will get up and go though.  I am @ 255.0 as of this morning.  Guess I will fill that in for my WI I missed, I haven’t even remembered to WI.  I have had a lot going this week with Matthew as well.  Enough complaining, I must clean up my house now.

 

15 Miles and Counting June 26, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 10:52 pm

Today I walked 3 more miles.  That puts my total up to 15 this week.  I was going to do 3 days a week and then I thought ,no I should do 5.  Well i have done 5 days this week and I have logged 15 miles…..why stop?  As long as it is not raining or I just can not find the time to do it, I am going to walk everyday.  Everyday that I put those 3 miles behind me is a step closer to losing weight.

I started walking last Saturday so I am going to make that my official start date.  So each Saturday I will weigh in and log my weight and progress under the goals & progress page.  I keep looking around for motivation and I keep wanting to write something profound, but it just isn’t coming to me right now.  For now I am here and I am working on exercising.  I needs to be more careful of the things and amounts I eat, but honestly I can only focus on one thing at a time right now.  I will be starting day shift at work on 7/22 and that will be a tremendous help to my eating habits. for now my goal is to get fit enough that I can run a 5K at the end of August.  I walk 3 miles a day easy but running is a different monster.  Here is the race I want to enter https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=512357545479512&set=a.410578488990752.87583.404263569622244&type=1&theater

“No one ever drowned in sweat.”
~ United States Marine Corps~

 

Moving Forward June 25, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 5:34 pm

So three years ago I stopped writing this blog……Well it is still here, my life did not stop three years ago, I did not die. I just gave up.  Nursing school, four kids, and life all kept going and so did my eating.  I think I was around 240 or so back then.  Now I am up to 256.2, I am still a mom to 4 kids, I did make it through nursing school and I am an RN on a trauma floor at a level 1 trauma center.  I still have a son with special needs that is somewhere on the autism spectrum (still un-diagnosed at this time).

I have yo-yoed back and forth in the last three years.  I have done everything you can think of except the silly diets where you eat weird soups or strange things.  I recently tried clean eating which lasted until I got tired of putting so much effort into buying stuff to eat.

Now I just got up one day and went walking.  I have been walking 3 miles/day for the last four days now.  I have no plan or direction yet and I am okay with that.  When I plan too much I set myself up for failure.  I started a FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Girl-Who-Ate-Angie/667294483284578?ref=hl . I also opened an e-mail account and attached it to both of these things if anyone wants to contact me.  My one and only plan is to stay motivated and ultimately lose half my current size.  I decided not to delete the old posts on here just so I can remember the struggles but I did remove pictures of my kids for privacy sake since I am making this more public.  There are a few before photos that are pretty accurate still, with the exception of 20 pounds.  I will post updates and pictures on here weekly and write as often as I can……mainly because it is a good form of therapy for me.

So this is me moving forward…..

 

Plans May 11, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 11:22 pm

Today I was off work and it was an average day I guess.  My weight was up a little but I don’t think I did anything too bad so it will go back down soon.  I posted an “I’m back” on the forum and I hope I participate more this time.  I worked on the house some more, but mostly daily stuff not extra spring cleaning stuff.

Today was a little hard for sweets, but I reminded myself as the cravings came on that I just had to push through it.  I have found that the biggest problem I am having is that I get hungry about 10pm and want to eat.  I haven’t indulged though; instead I chew a piece of sugar free gum and I forget all about it.

I want to try one new recipe a week and see how it goes over in y house.  The problem is my husband won’t eat rice or pasta and a lot of dishes call for them.  So I guess I will have to be creative or avoid those.  The thing is, I know the reason I back slide and go back to my old ways is because I don’t know what to do that is healthy.  I mean none of my recipes are healthy…..I am a southerner for goodness sakes.  If it isn’t fried, creamed, or sauteed in butter; it is not good.  So I want to start a new collection of recipes.

Also I am going to post a list of things I need to give up or change and mark them off as I eliminate them.  The friend I was doing it with is not going to last it seems and I am going to make my own list and if she gives up it won’t really affect me.

Starting wt 254.6

Current wt 249.4

Goal wt 130

 

It’s all in how you look at it…. May 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 10:07 pm

Day 8 without soda’s or tea and day 1 without sweets.  By sweets I mean anything that could be misconstrued as a desert.  Of course this is not so clear to some people, I guess it is all about perception.  My best friend was doing this with me and she made it until yesterday.  She calls and leaves a message telling me she decided it was okay for us to use Sunday’s as a “cheat” day.  Every Sunday we eat whatever we want within reason.  Well it was her turn to chose something to give up this week.  She picks sweets!  Of course I pigged out on them yesterday so I would not want them so bad today.  Anyway she calls tonight and tells me that she is going to a baby shower and special occasions should be free also…..LOL seriously?

Fortunately I was not depending on her to do this for me.  This time I am stronger than I have been in a long time. I have lost 6 pounds in one week and nothing, not even her jumping off the wagon will stop me.  It is hard to be around people who are not in it 100%.

On a happier note my husband got me jewelry for Mother’s Day and I got a lot of my house cleaned.  I am off tomorrow so I am going to mop I think.  That is if I can pry the 2 year old off of my leg, lol.  Last week the excitement of starting a program and finishing my second semester of nursing school made me lazy.  This week my goals are to get as much as I can done in every aspect of my life.

I am 1 determined mom of 4 and I plan to make my life healthier and set a good example for my kids.

Starting wt 254.6

Current wt 248.6

Goal wt 130

 

Spam….errrr

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 12:32 am

Am I the only one getting spammed here.  I had over 50 porn related spams as comments on my blog in 2 days and since I deleted them earlier I have had 15 more.  This is ridiculous!!!

 

Mother’s Day makes things fuzzy May 9, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 5:16 pm

For some reason I thought nah I won’t write last night and that was fine.  This morning I totally forgot to weigh so I have nothing to report.  Yesterday I took my mom out to breakfast and today we took my mother-in-law out for lunch.  I ate what I would normally eat but I drank water.  This is like day 7 with no Cokes and I am surprised at how well I have done. I have not even cheated.  Tomorrow I give up sweets and I thought that it would not be hard but I know I want what I can not have more.

I have not even been on my elliptical yet.  It will hopefully get a permanent place to live tonight.  So I am not sure if it is because of Mother’s Day or the weekend but I am not as focused it seems.  I guess I will find out next weekend when there is no holiday to blame.

Starting wt 254.5

Current wt ??????

Goal wt 130

 

The will to win May 7, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 11:32 pm

This is it, I have found my inspiration.  I have this time line to work with and I a making the most of it.  I got my elliptical home today and I am going to do it everyday and strength training everyday.  Yeah I know, I shouldn’t over do it.  I’m not! I figure I will do it everyday but I will start out with 1 set of 20 strength and 20 min on elliptical a day, then move up on time and sets.

Now today was okay I guess.  I have more energy and am happier since school has let out for the summer.  I talk to much though.  Started drinking my coffee black yesterday and that was the first time I have ever been able to tolerate it black.  It works and now I don’t have to worry about calories in creamer.

My goal for tomorrow is to start painting my house….

I have been trying to do this for months and I have 4 kids to wrangle so I don’t know how I am going to do it but I am.

I am reading “Best Friends” by Martha Moody right now.  It seems to be a good book, it skips in time a lot so you are always on your toes.

Starting wt. 254.6

Current wt. 249.8

Goal wt 130

 

Motivation Station…. May 6, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — angiemo3 @ 11:54 pm

I am on a roll, I actually bought an elliptical tonight.  I wont get it home till tomorrow but I am so excited.  I am day 4 without drinking Cokes.  Only water and black coffee for me now and I thought it would be harder. I am actually in the zone this time.  I think because I have a deadline and goal to meet by the end of summer.  I ate out today but I had a huge salad first and I didn’t really eat much of anything else.  So today was good and I anticipate tomorrow will be even better.

 

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