Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Starting Over

So once again, I begin my weight loss journey. I can honestly say this last year has been rather crazy. We moved, I started a new job, thought about getting another job, and overall have just been in a state of limbo. Dave and I made the decision to stick it out here in good old Palisade and so I've decided it's time to start and finish this weight problem once and for all. There will be no more excuses. I am now fortunate to have the entire summer off and I'm going to make the most of it.

Summer is a great time to get active. There will be walks in the park, dips in the pool, and a lot of running around after my soon-to-be 3 year old. Another thing I love about summer is all of the fresh produce available. Fortunately for me, my husband planted a bunch of yummy things in our yard and my mother and mother-in-law are both very generous about sharing all the wonderful goodies in their awesome gardens.

So here is my plan of action....

1. Every week I'm going to make a grocery list and Jack and I will head to McCook to stock up on good things to eat. I've raved before about how wonderful my Light and Tasty cookbook is and so I'm going to be dusting it off and putting it to good use. I've also decided that every week I will post my meal plan and if you see something you like, I would be happy to e-mail you recipe in it's entirety.

2. My buddy Mindy and I did really well a couple weeks ago about dragging our butts out of bed at 5:45 a.m. to do our FIRM workout. We seriously kicked butt but kind of let it go to the wayside when school was winding down. We loved the workout so much that we both decided to order another one and this one may kick our butts (or hopefully shrink them.) Just google the FIRM Wave and see how insane we truly are!

3. The final piece of the weight loss puzzle is accountability. I will be weighing in every week so that you, my loyal blog readers can see how I'm doing. I've done well in the past when I've had to report my progress and I will do it again.

My overall goal is going to be 55 pounds and it's going to be tough but I can do it! To prove my dedication, I will once again post a weight loss goal every day. Please keep checking on me because I love to hear from you!!!

Weight Loss Reason #1- My unhealthy lifestyle is really starting to take it's toll. I'm lethargic, grouchy, and have horrible joint pain because I'm carrying so much extra weight. Losing those extra pounds will definitely make a difference!!!


Stephanie Rau said...

Hey lady can I join you? I just ate some crackers and a few oreos. Is that on the diet? I think I've gained 20 pounds each boy. That's not good. I keep saying I'll get it off but nothing yet. By the way, I'm sorry it's been a bad year, but I'm very glad your here and your staying.
Stephanie Rau

genny said...


Trying to revamp my weight loss as well. Anytime you want to meet and McCook and walk let me know. Sometimes a change of scenery really helps.

Talk to you soon

Sarah said...

Good luck, Amy! I will be rooting for you. I will be needing all kinds of weight loss tips in about a month.

Staab Boys said...

Go for it Amy!! I'm looking for some support too. I've been back at it for almost 8 weeks now and I've lost a whopping 4.4 lbs come on I can do better than that. Not to mention the fact that we're off to Vegas next weekend and I have NOTHING to wear. Talk soon.

Dax and Ian said...

Glad to see you're back! I'm definitely here to cheer you on! :)

Martin said...

Good for you, reading about your weight loss quest always motivates me! My goal for the summer is to continue to workout and to start eating at home! Take care-


The Weiss' said...

Amy- I'm glad you are finding the motivation. In reading your posts, I find motivation also, so Thank you. I really would like to know what cookbook you use. Jason and I get the Taste of Home Healthy Cooking Magazine, and love it, but would love to have a "healty" cookbook. I have looked at some but have never found any that fit our lifestyle or where we live(not alot of choices to shop for fancy ingredients) If you could get me the info on the cookbook, I would appreciate it. I hope this journey goes well for you. Maybe we will run into you out walking this summer. Could you just email the book info. My email is

Jaime Weiss

Dave Ja Vu said...

WOW! I have awesome friends. You guys are all inspiring me to kick some major butt!!! Keep checking back often!


TiLynn said...

You can do it Amy! I am looking forward to seeing the new recipes. Maybe I'll find something I like! You go girl!!