Monday, August 3, 2009

Weight Loss Journal # 4

It's been a little frustrating this past week, because I was feeling a bit under the weather I was unable to get to the gym -- I thought sure I had gained so I went to Dairy Queen last night and had a small Tagalong blizzard....yummmmmmmmmmm! If you haven't tried it try it soon!

I came to work with the attitude that I had gained weight as well, but I actually lost weight -- weighed in at 155.8! I have lost a total of 24.2 pounds -- 10.8 pounds to goal weight!!

I am back in the gym this week - maybe I'll see you there!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Weight Loss Journey (#3)

It's Monday -- weighed in 156.2 pounds down 1.4 lbs. this week!! Only eleven more pounds to goal weight! I'm back at the gym walking and exercising on the cross trainer. I have noticed that I police myself better weighing in on Monday, I tend not to over eat on the weekend. The next month is going to be stressful - getting Elizabeth ready to move to Wheeling! Keep us in your prayers - I am going to need all the support I can get.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Weight Loss Journey (Entry #2)

I went to the gym last night and walked for ONE hour (3 miles), then I went home and had dinner which consisted of one egg, one egg white and toast! The walking was not too bad but I did have a little numbness in my right leg!

I start therapy for my back today, hopefully will get to go to the gym tonight! We will be having "mustgo" for dinner, so cleanup should be easy! (for those of you who don't know "mustgo" is what a co-worker calls leftovers "everything must go"!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Weight Loss Journey

I began my weight loss journey back in January 2009 when we started a biggest loser contest at work. The Biggest Loser Contest was a fundraiser for Relay for Life!.

In January I weighed in at a whopping 180 pounds! The first 10 pounds was easy to lose but I had to add some exercise. I joined TWC in March along with my son (who is my motivator) and began losing even more.

I also follow the Weight Watchers program online and it is great, I would recommend it to everyone.

In April when the contest ended we decided to give it another try, here we are in July starting a brand new Biggest Loser Contest.

On Monday I weighed 157.6, I am so close to my goal of 145 pounds but I had a back injury a week ago and have not been able to get to the gym. However, by following the WW plan, I have been able to lose and/or maintain.

I begin Physical Therapy tomorrow and will be back at TWC tonight.

Wendy Hottle posted a Weight Loss Blog on FB and I thought it would be a good idea if I share my journey with my friends and family.

I welcome and thoughts and ideas to make this last 12.6 pounds easier to lose.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


My Webquest is complete! I really thought this project was going to be hard, but once I started it I loved it! It's my creation - something I may even use in the classroom at some point!

Please see the previous post for the link, if you would like to see it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I have began my webquest -- my topic is Exploring West Virginia! In this webquest students will be asked to take a trip and explore the many wonders that West Virginia has to offer. It is still a work in progress, but if you would like to take a look please click on the link.