Thursday, June 24


Today I am SO HAPPY to say
I have LOST 50 lbs!!!
I can fit in my wedding dress.
Think I will throw a soiree' and wear it!

What's new with you?

Friday, June 18

Weekly Wrap-up

Happy Friday!!

A few things I have learned...
I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to!
Caffeine SLOWS the weight loss progress
Drinking TONS of WATER does make your skin look GREAT!

As for the DIET...
I swam 3 times this week for 45 mins! yea me!
I have been a bit slack on my water.
I have drank some diet soda  (BAD!!)
Eating very little meat, LOTS of FRESH veggies from MY GARDEN!
DOWN 47 lbs

Thursday, June 10

Checking In!

Wednesday, June 2

it's on!

I am back on the wagon, the DIET WAGON that is! I took about a 10 day break and am hoping that I will shock my body back into LOSING!!! I drank my shakes for breakfast and lunch today and had a fruit cup and a piece of chicken for dinner. I didn't get home until after 10 so NO swimming today, but I am going to do laps tomorrow. I am shooting for at least 3 days of swimming! I will let ya know!!

Friday, May 28

Weekly Wrap-up

Again, I apologize for my lack of blogging, it is sad to admit that I have been so busy that I haven't really thought to much about my weight and weight loss. Well, I have just not that many thoughts that I should be sharing! HA!

I have hit the DREADED PLATEAU! I have lost 42 lbs. Now, I am stuck.
So, I decided to try something a bit unconventional. I decided 1 week ago that I would just SWITCH it UP!

I had been drinking shakes twice a day and having dinner since mid April and figured if I gave my body a change then MAYBE I could SHOCK it into LOSING AGAIN?
I have continued drinking my breakfast shake as I am not a breakfast eater and this is so easy for me . For lunch I have just been eating a "normal" meal and doing the same for dinner. I have had healthy snacks and have maintained the same poundage for the past week. I am having a big Cookout/Pool Party tomorrow and going to a cookout on Sunday and plan to START my NEW Plan on Tuesday, June 1st.

I am starting ALL over! A whole new Diet Ticker. A NEW Goal. I am officially adding in EXERCISE! Gasp, I know I am so not a fan! Water Aerobics twice a week and swimming laps 3x a week. Yep, I said it. It is in black and white. I am doing it and I am going to shoot for the moon! Dream BIG dreams! I am going to SWIM off the rest of the FLAB!!

To leave you on a positive note, the JCrew Dress that I just LOVE and haven't fit into since b4b fits!!!

Tuesday, May 18

slacker... that is me!

Yes, you read it right!
I must admit I have NOT been doing my 30 Day Shred. I have NOT been working out or walking or even playing tennis!
I HAVE been cooking and baking like a mad woman.
HAVE been cleaning and gardening and painting and doing all things
Not that this is any excuse or that I am trying to make one.
Just wanted you all know I have not been sitting around on my tush eating bon-bons.
I AM still losing weight! 40 pounds now!!
Trying to drink my water. Making good food choices and being a HAPPY wife and mom!
Life is good.
Summer is HERE!
The pool is OPEN and I am ready to lose more LB's by swimming them OFF!!

What are you doing to lose weight?

Friday, May 14

Happy Friday!!

Friday Follow

Happy Friday! I am so excited that the weekend is HERE!! Today I am going to go enjoy a mani & pedi after I drop j at pre-school. A wonderful treat!! I think I deserve it! My hard work is paying off and rewarding myself with NON- food related goodies is a good thing!

How do you reward yourself?

Tuesday, May 11

long time, no see....

Can you say HECTIC? Crazy, nuts, super busy, insane in the brain? yes, well good that is me! My life seems to have hit overdrive and I am trying to get a few pieces of the puzzle back together! ha. I have been super busy with parties. Making lots and lots of cakes & cupcakes. Pop over to Mama Bird's Nest and see what I have been cooking.
I am still drinking my shakes for breakfast and lunch and eating great healthy meals for dinner. I have lost ALMOST 40lbs!!! 39 to be exact as of today!! Can I get a high five? A hip, hip HOORAY!!! I am stoked. I am wearing jeans right now that I have not been able to wear since B.J. (before jack) and I am loving it!! I am feeling great, better than I have in years.

How's your weight loss going? What works for you?

Friday, April 30

Happy Friday!! {Weekly Wrap-up}

Yea, it is the weekend! I am baking, baking and did I mention BAKING 8 dozen cupcakes and 2 cakes for 4 parties! Woo-wee!!

Just a quick update I am down 34lbs and haven't felt this good in years!! I am drinking protein shakes for breakfast and lunch and having a healthy dinner. Drinking nothing but water and the occasional crystal light. I am not hungry the drinks really do fill you up. I have more energy than I can remember. NO allergy issues, no stomach issues (which I have dealt with both for so long I can't remember). My point to this is that the proof really is there. WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY affects everything! If you eliminate all the gunk (lots of preservatives, sugar, caffeine, etc..) You will rid your body of all the toxins that it didn't want in the first place. Then everything works better.

YOU can retrain your metabolism. I am living proof.
YOU MUST take responsibility for what you eat and what you feed your family.
It isn't as hard as you may think.
                                     You just have to be willing to make a better choice.
                                       YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 29


What do you think? I LOVE my new design thanks to Indie Chick Design I think it is so me! Preppy with the plaid, quirky with the bird and fun with all the great additions. Emma was wonderful to work with and she will make me smile everytime I open it!!!

Wednesday, April 21

The Why and the How?

I am digging deep today as I don't feel like I have really shared much of myself lately. Not sure why. After reading a post at my friend Erin's The Mother Load today talking about rasing healthy children. I had to share. I have posted a bit about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and how I am pretty much obsessed about raising a healthy child and telling anyone who I can get to listen that they TOO need to be accountable for what their kids eat.

This is WHY I am taking such drastic measures to LOSE WEIGHT. How can I talk the talk without walking the walk? Everyone (fam & friends) ask HOW are you doing it?  HOW could I not?

Fat- such an ugly word that can be defined so many ways. For me I am not looking to be a size 2, I never have been and highly doubt I ever will be. I just want to be healthy. I want to run and play with my son. I want to FEEL GOOD!!

The first 6 weeks went really well I lost 27lbs and I am thrilled. I am now into a modified program where I am still drinking shakes for breakfast and lunch but, now can have a sensible meal ( I sound like the Slim Fast commercial). I can not tell you what will work for you however, for me the act of taking it ALL away caffeine, sweets, salts EVERYTHING. It was a way to break all the bad habits. I fix water 1st thing in the AM opposed to a sugary coffee or a soda. It has really helped me see all the mindless eating that I was doing. The first week was a major wakeup call.

As I said in my very first post here this is the last diet I will EVER do.  I am changing my lifestyle. Instead of being a casserole queen I am becoming an expert on adding flavor over fat and creating meals for my family that are healthy and full of fresh ingredients and taste good!!

Wednesday, April 14


Good Day! It has been a wild week! After having all last week off for Spring Break I have had a hard time getting back in the groove. I am excited to report I am down 23 lbs in 5 weeks and have been doing the 30 day shred as well as playing tennis! Yea Me! I also won a BLOG MAKEOVER this past week and can't wait to see what INDIE CHICK DESIGNS has in store for us!! How cute is the button?

I am have added 1 meal on the weekend as I was really starting to feel that my social life was being hampered! I had 1/2 a turkey burger (Bubba's brand only 160 cal and 5 g of fat in a whole burger!) and a great salad my girlfriend Les made with fresh blueberries & light Champagne Vinegrette. yum.

We got our garden planted and I am so looking forward to all the great veggies!!!

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Tuesday, April 6


As well as weigh-in day went, Doc is really wanting me to get in more, well.. any (prefer 20 mins at least 3 x a week) cardio. I am not big on it the tennis was the most I had moved in 2 yrs. Anyhoo, I have heard alot recently about Jillian Michael's 30 DAY SHRED.  It is a 20 min workout that has 3 levels and is supposed to show BIG results. It says on the cover "LOSE UP TO 20 POUNDS IN 30 DAYS" . That sounds great to me. We shall see. I am going to give it a try and will let you know. Be back in 20!
It is good, basic moves nothing too complicated. I thought I may possibly die in the first round of cardio! Best part is that it goes by SUPER fast! Workout 1 is the easist which I started with and it has 3 segments that mix cardio, strength & abs.
I am going to do it everyday for the next 30 days and see what happens. If I can do it. Anyone can. I haven't done a thing that would classify as exercise since before mini. Good grief, talk about out of shape!!

Monday, April 5

Weigh-in {Day 29}

Hot diggity dog!
21 lbs in 4 weeks
I am super excited!
Today starts my 5th week. I can't believe how far I have come.
Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, April 4

Happy Easter!! {weekend wrap-up}

Hope everyone had a wonderful day! It has been so beautiful today about 80 degrees and sunshine! Hubs went fishing and got home late last night. He caught an 18.5 in Mountain Trout! Aparently, this is a BIG FISH! Yea for him.
I had a bunch of really BIG ACCOMPLISHMENTS this weekend!!
Jack had 4 friends over on Friday to dye Easter Eggs and play outside. I fixed lunch for them all and drank my shake with a smile on my face!
Yesterday, we went to an Egg Hunt and I took Mom & Jack out to lunch (my first time out to eat without eating!) Again, I drank my shake and we went on with our fun day!
Today, we went to church and then over to Dad's for Easter Lunch. There were 22 people there! I had planned all week to partake in the lunch. Talked to my doc and decided that if I gave myself 1 free meal it would make the week go by so much better. It worked! I did great! I had 2 bites of ham, 3 bites of brocolli salad (which was the best thing there, I made it!) a bite each of potato salad, deviled egg and carrot cake.  That was it. I was satisified. I was full. I remained in CONTROL!! I am soooooo proud! Surly, this was less than 310 calories which is what I eliminated by not drinking my shake for lunch or my protein bar. You think? 
I played tennis twice this week and ran around the backyard like a crazy person 2 days in a row! 
And... drumroll please! I wore a skirt to church this morning that didn't fit last summer! I have gone down a WHOLE SIZE!!  
It is great to know that what I am doing is working!! I feel good and I am looking better. Healthier.
Till tomorrow... Weigh-in and the start of week 5.

Thursday, April 1

Tired Long Week!

Wow! This has been the longest week! I have been SUPER BUSY! I have been getting in all my shakes & the bars and the scales have already DROPPED!!! It is TRUE! I mean I know it is but for some reason in my mind I think that the less I put in the quicker I will lose. NOT TRUE!  I vowed to make sure to FOLLOW THE RULES just as I did the 1st week (I lost 8 lbs that week!) and it is working!!
Had my 1st Tennis lesson last night and it was so much fun! I think this will be my sport! Ha! other then volley ball in middle school I haven't really ever played a sport! Tried softball in 4th grade- not for me. I am going to stick to swimming and tennis. Maybe by next year I can go out and play in public and not be embarassed!

Wish me luck!!

Monday, March 29

Weigh In # 3

Sorry, for the delay. After last Wednesday when I had a disagreement of sorts with Tina I was just in a bit of a FUNK. I am better now. I cleaned and cleaned and let the OCD take-over and I feel I got the control back. I am the type of person that lets it roll and lets it roll and then I explode. I hold it together really well, for the most part but for some reason she is the one person who can tick me off push my buttons and send me into a tail spin in 3 mins flat. AH!! The real success of the week was that I did not eat or drink or do anything to hinder my weight loss success. I called a friend talked it out and carried on with MY LIFE!

As for this weeks weight loss report.... 3 Lbs

It wasn't as good as last week or the week before, but it is still a loss. I know why I didn't lose as much. I didn't drink all my shakes! I had such a hard time getting that last one down at night. I MUST drink all four and eat the bar EVERYDAY this week and we will see if it aids in the weight loss.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 24

Weightloss Wednesday (Day 17)

As of today I have lost 2 more lbs. Heck yea!! It is beautiful outside and I am enjoying being able to run around the backyard with mini.
Tonight, cake decorating class, not to worry that lard icing crap the not so nice bitty lovely teacher wants us to use is GROSS. People, if you can not clean it off your spoon- you really do not want to eat it!
Next Wednesday... 1st TENNIS LESSON! So excited. Movement will be good. I can not call it exercise as that just makes my nose turn up. Hoping twice a week playing will be a good little pick me up.
Pop over to Weighloss Wednesday to see others are doing!

Tuesday, March 23

Day 16

Week 3 is going great thus far, I must tell you that this is not as bad as I everyone seems to think it is. I mean don't get me wrong, I would LOVE to munch on some goodies. I would. BUT, I guess now that I am finally HERE  as in ready, would do whatever my trusted doc told me too, like EAT !
It has taken me a long time to get here (3 years). You see I know the reason I am fat. I know my triggers. I know what to eat. I know how. BUT everytime STRESS hits I EAT!
I gained weight prior to getting prego and gained ALOT more after he was born and as much as being a Mom has been the best thing EVER it took me a long time to figure out how to balance ME in the equation. I was so worried about taking care of my babe and always putting him forst that I forgot about ME! I am finally taking care of Me and Hubs, Mini, work, home and everything else!)  But, I put myself back in. Losing the weight for GOOD is good for me and my family.

Monday, March 22

Weigh In

Today was my 2nd Weigh In and the Start of Week 3.
I lost 5 lbs!!
What a great week. I don't want to get my hopes up BUT, 
It sure would be awesome to lose like 30 lbs in this whole 6 week process. 
After the 6 weeks I will begin a Modified Plan and will start eating dinner.
It must be under 550 calories and be Healthy, Smart Food Choices. 
I am working on lots of yummy recipes that are under 400 calories.
Pop on over to Mama Bird's Nest
and look for this

Sunday, March 21

Weekend (Day 13 & 14)

The weekend was good.
I had a HUGE challenge on Saturday. We had Dinner Club and this is the 1st and only one thank goodness during my 6 week Detox! My friends are super supportive and have been so wonderful, but you know it isn't everyday that you show up at a Dinner Party to NOT eat or drink. We are quit a bunch of drinkers and so as the group ties one on I sipped on my Crystal Light and remembered what it was like being preggers.
It was hard, hardest thing I have done in a long time, harder than just staying home. I am that girl. I don't tend to take the easy way out. I faced it head on and I was FINE. I didn't die.  I lived to plan another day. YEA for ME!!

p.s. as I am writing this it's 10:01pm Sunday night and my Hubs just got his leftover piece of cheesecake (from last night's DC) drenched it is chocolate syrup and is munching down. GOOD GRIEF! If I can do this living with him- I can do ANYTHING!

Friday, March 19

Day 12

Feeling better yet nowhere near 100%. I am extreamly leary of drinking my shakes. It's not bad enough that I got this nasty stomach bug but, it better not de-rail my efforts to lose weight! I had just gotton into the swing of things and this struck me!! Not to fear, I am going to be strong. I am. Just because right now ginger-ale and chicken broth taste like a gourmet meal doesn't mean I can't go back to 8oz chalky vanilla shake 4 times a day with a bonus of a 2in bar to lighten the mood.
I think I can, I think I can, I know I can.

Thursday, March 18

Matazuma's Revenge (Days 9-11)

OMG, after such a successful weigh in on Monday and a good day Tues (I worked all day drank my shakes & ate my bar) Tuesday night I turned green according to Hubs and got the bug that the Boys had. I have it bad. The best case saniro is that it helped with weight loss. Gross, I know but, you gotta see some sort of positive in such an aful situation. It has been almost 48 hrs and I have had 1/2 a sleeve of saltine crackers and about 1/2 can of low sodium Campbell's kids Mega Noodles & Chicken Broth. I hope these will not ruin my week of loss but as I said on Sunday I just can't even imagine putting a milk like substance in my rotton gut! I pray that when I wake tomorrow the sun will shine, the birds will sing, and my poop will be solid.

Monday, March 15

Weigh In Day

Today was my 1st weigh in.
I LOST 8 lbs!!
I am so excited.
What a great success!
Even after having the horrific nausea of the past 2 days (the boys had a stomach bug) and having to eat a cup of chicken noodle soup and a ginger-ale in hopes to feel better. I could not stomach the idea of drinking those milky shakes. I  just knew if I was going to get sick I didn't want it to be on them. How could I possibly continue drinking them? Luckly, I never got the bug and am back to drinking my shakes.
Obviously, this plan is working and working well. If you want to see what I am doing go HERE .
Here's to WEEK 2!!

Sunday, March 14

The Weekend (Days 6 & 7)

The stomach bug has hit town and boy has it hit hard. I will not burden you with all the terrible details but safice it to say that it hit, left and came back.
Yesterday (Day 6) I did well. No cheating drank shakes, ate my bar and then the nausea set in and well today I have had some water and that's it. UCK.
Hoping if I have to resort to ginger ale it will not ruin a weeks worth of hard work.
Tomorrow is WEIGH IN DAY!! Can't wait to see how much I lost!

Friday, March 12

Day 5

Forgot to eat I mean drink my shakes today.
I had to actually remind myself to drink them! 
Big Changes.

Tonight cooking dinner was hard.
I wanted to just taste the food and oh,
did I mention that I baked 4 dozen cupcakes and a birthday cake today?
Dang, I didn't even taste the frosting!
I am holding strong!!
Go ME!

Thursday, March 11

Day 4

 I had a HUGE SUCCESS today actually 2!
First, I was a SUPER WIFE and went to Bojangles for Hubs and got his lunch complete with sweet tea and did not have a breakdown!
Second was I went to Bunko which I almost didn't go (as I was worried that I was so tired and my will power was fading). Elizabeth had made all sorts yummy looking homemade Mexican food that I was totally fine with NOT eating! I had let her know prior to going that I was not going to be eating dinner since I was on a new journey to a better me! I think this helped a lot! I also think that the fact that I have told everyone what I am doing that it holds me accountable. If all your friends and family know what your doing then there is less chance you will stray.
 Don't get me wrong I wanted to try everything.
I didn't.

Wednesday, March 10

Day 3

Today seems a bit better. I feel less puffy! I also am not suffering with such a headache as yesterday. I actually had to force myself to drink the last shake yesterday. I really had to choke it down as all I really wanted to do was to go to bed after working/standing for 10hrs! yikes. I did drink it. I slept a bit better last night and I drank my first shake about 8am .  Today went well. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 9

Day 2

(pic from Cosmogirl)

Woke up all night long. Was I hungry, thirsty, delusional from the lack of food?
Had a HORRIBLE headache today. I am sure it was mainly due to the lack of caffeine. I took 2 excedrins (prob not best choice, but much better than drinking a big glass of caffeine). Helped.
I worked all day today and managed to drink 5 (at least) 24oz jugs of water. YEA ME! I had 1/2 my Brownie Bar around 4 (not as good as the Cookies & Cream). It is MUCH easier to be busy. Much. I am hoping tomo will be ok and that I will start getting used to the lack of.
ps AVOID the pre-made Berry Shake (thought it would be yummy. NOT AT ALL. Tastes like medicine.

Monday, March 8

Day 1

Day 1~
I woke up early in anticipation for how today would go. It's 3:30 and I have had 2 shakes and 36 oz of water, 12 oz of crystal light. I am actually not hungry. This is the hardest time of day for me I usually grab an icy cold coke and a snack. So I think this may just be the best time to eat my protein bar (the 2 or 4 inch bar, depending on the flavor I pick!) The doctors office just called to check to see how I was doing. NICE. My 1st bar, Cookies and Cream is not bad. Kinda like the soft oreo. Think I will save half for later tonight.
I am really tired. No caffeine. No sugar. No calories. No wonder!

Sunday, March 7

Birthday = {almost} D- Day

Two Heather's Gonna Lose It

My Birthday is HERE!
Holy Moley I am 37 years old. I can not believe it. Seems like yesterday when I turned 30. My 30's have been good to me in respect to finding my wonderful husband to having my son, buying our house, living my dream.
My body- not so much.
I have gained a TON of weight and honestly for the past 2 years have done whatever I wanted, eaten whatever I wanted, drank whatever I wanted and it SHOWS.
As promised, tomorrow is D-Day.
No more:
coke or caffeine.
I am starting over.
I am going to drink this

I get 4 per day.

I am going to eat this...
Protein Nibble
once a day.
{7 bars... 1 per day... that's it}
you can't call a bar,
 I mean shit you need more that 2 bites to qualify as a BAR!

No wonder people are losing massive amounts of weight!
I am going from God knows how many calories to 640 liquid calories!
18-28 lbs is my predicted weight loss in 6 weeks.
I am praying this is TRUE!!
Wish me luck.

Are you on a weight loss journey?
Join me.
Let's support each other.

Friday, March 5

Doctor's Visit!

I went to the doctor and for the 1st time since I had Jack I looked at the scale. MORTIFIED! OMG I nearly pooped my pants. HOW have I gotton this BIG? How? Well, I know how, for the past 2 yrs I have cooked like my life depended on it. I have drank coke (the real thing) lots and lots of sweet tea,and honestly, have not done any form of exercise. No wonder I am FAT! Good grief, I have always had a problem with my weight I got to my heaviest in 1995 and at the time went from a 14 to 8. Then heavier in 1999 14+ down to 10 and now busting out of a 16 (refuse to buy anything bigger) and am AGAIN trying to get the weight off.
I am starting on Monday with a Medical Weight Loss . I am doing the "aggressive" plan. That means I am going to be drinking protein shakes and eating ONE protein bar a day. Yep, you read it correct 1 bar, 4 shakes, NO caffeine, sugar drinks, nothing JUST water & Crystal Light. Here goes nothing!!!

What are you doing to feel better?
Have you lost weight?
Share your story.
Support is the key!!

Monday, March 1


Can't believe I would say this
I am so ready to do this!
I am ready!
I really am.
Time has come...
I have a lot of weight to lose and this is IT!
Shocked that it took 2 weeks to get in the the doctor.
Guess, I am sort of getting a head start.
I am ADDICTED to Coke (a-Cola that is)
It is like a drug and I MUST stop drinking it TODAY!
Wonder how much I can lose in 1 week by stopping soda?