Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lots of happy..

Warning-this post is not about decorating, or crafting or using my glue gun at all. Unless of course I can figure out how to use my glue gun to lose weight…

Yep-this post is about me and my goal to lose weight.

I am fat!

There, I said it. I am a bit on the chubby side, ok a lot on the chubby side. This is not news to me. I just finally decided to accept it and do something about it. There is nothing better than telling a whole bunch of people that I am going to do something about my chubby self.

I know, I know, I have talked about losing my extra rolls on this blog before-but this time it’s different.
Why you ask? Well, I’m not really sure. Other than the fact that I am finally ready this time. I am finally ready to exercise 3x times a week and really put forth an effort to kick my diet coke habit. I’m finally ready to drink more water than one person should drink in one day and run up and down the stair 15 times because I have to pee. I am also totally going to count that running as activity points.

I am doing weight watchers. I have done weight watchers before. I have spent more money than I care to admit on ww online program before. Because I thought that I was “ready.” Well, apparently, just signing up and putting forth just a little bit of effort isn’t going to cut it. I have to actually want to do it. I have to actually want to really, really get rid of my muffin top. Oh, who are we kidding? It’s more of a “costco 3 layer red velvet cake with lots of cream cheese frosting” top. I surpassed a tiny old muffin a long time ago.

Why am I telling all of you this? Well-I figure since all of you are so supportive with my glue gun habit, you will be supportive with my diet coke kicking, water drinking, wanting to pass out exercising, eating more veggies than a rabbit NEW habit!

The only way to lose weight and fully embrace a new lifestyle is being able to laugh at yourself, hold yourself accountable and have people cheer you on.

So, every Thursday (my weigh in day)  I am going to talk about my new lifestyle-aka-weight loss. I am going to post pics so you all can see what I’m doing and where I’m at. I would so love for some of you to join me. Or at least tell me to keep going and not drink the Diet Coke and eat the whole bag of Mint M&M’s. (I have 6 bags that I stashed)

I am going to be honest and share some things that are working for me. You so know that I am going to be honest. I just shared with all of you the fact that my muffin top has far surpassed a tiny muffin and grown into a red velvet cake top. Who tells people that? Anyway…

What’s working for me this week:

1. Water, water, water! I am not a big fan of water. I need it to taste like something. So, I fill my plastic pitcher than I picked up at the DI for a quarter, every morning with Fruit Punch flavored Crystal Light. My goal is to drink it all by 7pm. Why 7 pm? If I drink water much later than that-I am up all night running to the potty.

2. Veggies and fruits. All day long, every day. I went to costco and spent a butt load of cash on fresh veggies. My goal is to not let any of it go bad. So far so good. The pineapple spears that you can buy are so worth the $9.

3.  Taking it one day at a time. I think that has been part of my problem in the past. I have looked at the entire amount that I want to lose (50lbs) and thought that there was no way that I am going to be able to do that. I  like being fat…etc. Not this time around. ONE day at a time. I only look at my daily water intake, my daily exercise goal, my daily veggie intake.

A couple of my favorite things this week:

Go and LIKE the Studio 5- 10 pound challenge!
Yes-I do have a special place in my heart for Studio 5, but this will be fabulous! The health and fitness contributor is going to share daily tips and exercises. Sounds good to me. Plus-signing up for something, makes me a little bit more accountable.

I am loving this site! She is one fabulous cook and has one amazing site full of yummy recipes! Most of her websites have WW point values attached and awesome tips and ideas. Check it out-you will love her too!

Off to eat a salad and NOT drink a Diet Coke! 


32 comments :

  1. Good luck, you can do it! :)

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  2. I have a similar (in # of pounds) weight loss goal.

    I'll be looking forward to your updates.

    Good luck!

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  3. You can totally do this! I am joining you in shedding my last lbs of baby weight. Have you ever heard of Kristiapproved? It's a healthy way of eating that helps you shed the pounds and keep them off! I did it after my last baby and lost 13 pounds in nearly 3 weeks and felt great. I was able to keep it off because of the habits it taught me. Seriously, I SWEAR by this diet and it's no gimick either. You can do a 7 day trial free with no strings attached here: http://kristiapproved.blogspot.com/2010/01/live-life-7-day-challenge.html

    I just repeated the 7 days 'cause I didn't want to pay for more!! The food is delicious and very satisfying.

    I wouldn't be bearing my testimony to you if I didn't feel this strongly about it! Good luck!

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  4. LOVE this post, but you are a funny gal!! We will work on it together. Thanks for all of your love and support.
    The peeing part made me laugh really hard. I swear I need to put my book in the bathroom, I spend WAY too much time there.

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  5. You go friend! :) You can do it!! I'm excited to follow your journey & be inspired.

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  6. GOod luck!! That is awesome that your being more positive about the whole thing. I totally thing weight loss is a mind set! You CAN DO IT! :)

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  7. Oh my gosh... makes me even love you more! You are so awesome... i believe these things are pretty personal. And to throw it out there has to be an act of bravery. No doubt you can do it. You probably will feel better. And have more energy. Good luck lady!

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  8. Love ya taush! I know you can do it! I have had a few friends do the kristi approved that kami talked about and they loved it. If you pay and join you get weekly conference calls with the girls too I believe. But I think that weight watchers is great as well, especially if you go weigh in..something about knowing someone else will be seeing the number as well, I think makes you be more diligent.

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  9. Good Luck! You will love the new WW plan. I have lost 15 lbs with it! You will do great! Thanks for letting the rest of us join in on your journey!

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  10. WW is awesome! I've lost 21 lbs so far, i've got 4 to go. You can do this! I'm excited to follow you on your journey.

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  11. Good luck - you can do it. If anyone is interested, please visit my blog and click on the TAB called Tony's Tips. My son recently lost 85 pounds and documents his journey and his methods. He is inspiring. I'll be coming back to check on your progress. Be proud of yourself for making this choice for a healthy lifestyle!

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  12. I too am a chubby one!! I don't drink Diet Coke I have to have mine fully leaded, so right there you are doing better, oh and I also hate water!! (Water is to swim in) I wished you lived closer to me, I walk every morning and would love the company, I am rooting you on from South Jordan, I believe you can do it. I have lost 30 but need 20 more. lets keep each other motivated!!!
    Nadine

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  14. good job for you! i am the laziest dieter ever and got 35 down (dukan diet) from july to thanksgiving...then...life went all crazy and i took a breather...and gained some back. SO...now i have 21 more to go...sigh. but i'm back on the wagon. and look forward to your weekly posts because i will get strength from your journey also...so thanks ahead of time! :)

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  15. You can totally do this!! I have decided to lose some weight myself. I have started back up with pilates if you want to join me? I have also been going over to the track behind the school. I can stop by and pick you up next time if you want?

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  16. South Girl in the WestJanuary 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    We are behind you 100% girl. Go get'em!!!! And good for you at being honest and blunt! We need more of that!

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  17. Awesome goal! This is something I need and want to do too. Ill enjoy reading your posts for motivation! Good luck!

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  18. I have been following your blog for a while now. I love your honesty and sense of humor. I will be looking for your updates. Stay strong! You are too awesome to not achieve your goal.

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  19. You will be so happy for doing this. I lost a lot of weight with WW starting in 2008. It was one of my best decisions ever. I've been a lifetime member for over a year. If you ever need some tips, I've got a stinkin' long list after 120 lbs. But I'm not going to start rattling them off, because I think it's best if you discover your own. Just don't stop until you get where you're going. All the best to you in your endeavors!!

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  20. Love your honesty! I wish I could write with that much honesty as I also have 50 lbs to ditch!
    You have inspired me to ditch the muffin top (german cake top) and join in with your goals!

    You Go Girl!
    ~Jen

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  21. Girl....you can do it!!! I know you can. When you cut something out for a few days....your cravings will go away.

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

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  22. Welcome back to the wonderful world of WW! :) You have the tools and the power to succeed! Thanks for the website shout out and the lovely comments! Awe....I look forward to checking out your blog and following you on your journey!

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  23. Way to go! I also need to head back to WW since I've gotten off track. Just be honest and track everything that goes in your mouth, even on your bad days. That's what kept me successful when I was going strong. (Then I stopped exercising and being honest about everything that went in my mouth.) You won't be alone!

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  24. I'm not sure where you live, but in the winter, a great way to get all that water in is to drink hot water with a slice of lemon. It's very refreshing while also warming. I especially like it after an cold morning run or an outdoor workout. Also, if I drink the whole thermos on my way home, I'm less hungry when I get there. Good Luck - Being ready is the key to success.

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  25. I'm not sure where you live, but in the winter, a great way to get all that water in is to drink hot water with a slice of lemon. It's very refreshing while also warming. I especially like it after an cold morning run or an outdoor workout. Also, if I drink the whole thermos on my way home, I'm less hungry when I get there. Good Luck - Being ready is the key to success.

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  26. You should totally be happy with who and how you are. Weight is meaningless. Sure, health matters... but it's not all about weight. Don't fret or sweat, just bet you're good as you are. :)

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  27. I'm joining in!! I have a similar goal in weight loss! I just found a great pin on pinterest about 100 healthy snacks. It was so good, because I have such a hard time getting off sweets because I get in a rut of eating the same stuff. So, I am going to try new things every week, and hope that helps! :) Good luck! We're all cheering you on!!

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  28. You can DO it!! I am also in the process of losing....I lost 60...and then fell off the wagon...and have gained back 10...now I'm on the wagon again and have about 60 more that I would like to lose. You can TOTALLY do this!! :) I look forward to your updates!! LOVE reading your blog...SO much fun and inspiration!!

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  30. I'm so proud of you!! Losing weight isn't as fun as painting and re-styling. If it was, we DIY'ers would run circles around those skinny toned marathon moms! ;) I'll be here cheering you on too...but me and my muffin top will be cheering you on with a Dr Pepper in hand. I need to get to the point you're at, motivation-wise. My hubby keeps telling me I should work out, I'll have more energy and I convince myself my pop gives me that energy...HAHA! xoxo, Kelli

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  31. Hi Tausha. I have been following you since I stood in the checkout line behind you for at Old Navy a couple of years ago on Black Friday.

    I have been on my own weightloss journey. 35 lbs since the first of September and have 10 more to go. You can do it and it's totally worth it!!! It takes four weeks for you to notice, 8 weeks for those close to you to notice and 12 weeks for everyone else to notice. Believe me, when the world notices, it is the best feeling in the world. You can do this!!!!

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  32. I have been following your blog for a while now. I love your honesty and sense of humor. I will be looking for your updates. Stay strong! ED drugsYou are too awesome to not achieve your goal.

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Thanks for stopping by. Hope that my craziness might have inspired you! I would to hear what you have to say. (as long as it is nice)

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