Break out the Flip-Flops!

You would never know it by looking out the window here today, but it is time to Shrink Into Summer! Are you with me??

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No excuse!

You may remember this post from a few days ago. Well, I really do appreciate all the sweet comments and advice. Really. So, I took the plunge and bought a new scale. I put the batteries in it. I took it upstairs to my bathroom. I got on. Stepped off. Got on the old one. Same as the new one. It was right all along. Oh, man.

Lookin’ Fine!

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Our new challenge at Shrinking Jeans is kicking off TODAY! Have you signed up yet?

Today is Weigh-In day over at the Sisterhood!!

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It’s not to late to join us! Boys are welcome too! ;o) I wrote about my week and logged my workouts here.

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I blogged over here today:

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Don’t forget our first weight-loss challenge begins on December 1st! Let’s stay on track through the holiday season. Grab your button, send us an email, and get in the challenge!

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Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

I am so excited to announce the launch of our new website, Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans!

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

I have teamed up with a fabulous group of girls and we are going to be sharing our weightloss successes and struggles, exercise tips, product reviews, recipes, and anything else our heart’s desire. We will be having weightloss challenges, AHEM, the first of which starts on December 1st.

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So what are you waiting for? Go check us out and let’s get skinny! Follow us on twitter!

Weekly Weigh-Ins and Works For Me

Week 3, 9/26/08: -2 lbs. I know, I know, everyone always says Good Job, but I have to admit that I am really disappointed that it is not more. I mean, what the heck? I am working SO HARD at exercising and eating right and I am only down a total of 4.8 lbs in THREE weeks? Ugh. I should be at my goal weight by the time I am 40 at this rate. The only thing that gives me a little pleasure is that I can totally notice a difference in my muscles.

Things that worked for me this week:

*I cut out the Diet Coke. Haven’t had any since Sunday. AMAZING difference in my hunger/craving level. Seriously. I am not giving up the coffee though.

*The tomato basil wraps I wrote about last week? Try them with 4 Schwans boneless buffalo chicken pieces (warm) and lettuce and a dash of reduced fat cheese. Delicious.

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Week 2,
9/19/08: +1.4 lbs. What?! Are you kidding me? I have been working my ass off EVERY weekday at the gym, doing good at WW… and I GAIN weight? Obviously, I am hugely disappointed. I can shake it off this week, but I better have a huge loss next week. The only thing I can think of to explain it, is it is almost THAT time and I always gain weight the week before.

Things that worked for me this week:

*Megan found these tomato basil wrap things at Walmart near the deli and they are only one point. And yummy!

*Songs that get me through my workout:
*Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, Islands in the Stream. Don’t laugh. I love Dolly.
*Anything with Nelly Furtado or Timbaland.
*Monster Magnet, Space Lord.
*The Offspring, Hammerhead
*The Charlie Daniel’s Band, Devil Went Down to Georgia

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Week 1
, 9/12/08: -3.8 lbs. It was a short week, but I am down 3.8 from Monday. I am happy with that. I busted my ass at the gym this week and have done well with Weight Watchers except for Monday. I was dragging a little at the gym today, but I guess that is to be expected on day 5 in a row my first week. I am relieved to have two days off from working out however! ;o)

Things that worked for me this week:

*At the end of my cardio workouts when I just want to be done, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue and “Hung Up” by Madonna help me pick up the pace and dig down deep for the energy to get me through it.

*Schwan’s Tomato Basil pizzas. YUMMY. And only 4 points.

*Having a PBJ on Sara Lee 45-calorie delightful bread and salad with a boiled egg or two for lunch. I’m usually hungry. ALL the time. This helps curb my appetite. Must be the protein.

*Trying to not eat after supper and if I have a glass of wine or a beer, I stop at one. Control, Melissa, Control.

Hot for the Holidays!!

This is my post where I am going to keep track of my weekly workouts and weight loss for the Hot for the Holidays challenge that takes place from September 8 through December 5.

Week 3:

Monday: 30 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes bike, 25 minutes leg/ab weights.

Tuesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes arc trainer, 30 minutes arm/ab weights.

Wednesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 27 MINUTES ARC TRAINER!, 30 minutes leg/ab weights.

Thursday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes arc trainer, 10 minutes arm/ab weights. No, I didn’t wuss out, I had a dentist appointment!

Friday: 30 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes arc trainer, 30 minutes leg/ab weights.

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Week 2:

Monday: 30 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes bike, 30 minutes arm/ab weights.

Tuesday: 25 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes bike, 20 minutes leg/ab weights.

Wednesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes on some horrid machine. Utter brutalness. 30 minutes arm/ab weights. **UPDATE** I have since found out this machine is called an arc trainer. Anyone else use it?

Thursday: 30 minutes elliptical, 20 minutes bike, 20 minutes leg/ab weights.

Friday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes “the killer” arc trainer, 30 minutes arm/ab weights.

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Week 1:

Monday: 20 minutes walking/jogging on the track, 15 minutes on elliptical, 25 minutes doing leg/ab weights.

Tuesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes walking/jogging track, 25 minutes arms/ab weights.

Wednesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes bike, 30 minutes leg/ab weights.

Thursday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes bike, 30 minutes arm/ab weights.

Friday: 30 minutes elliptical, 15 minutes bike, 20 minutes leg/ab weights.

Gym Virginity -GONE!

I finally went! And it feels DAMN good. I made Justin go and hold my hand and show me how to do the machines and stuff, so now I will go every day when I drop the twins off at school.

And as a reminder, the Hot For the Holidays weight-loss challenge begins Monday (ahem, Hannah, Steph) so don’t forget to sign up. I am so excited to do this!

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Hot Mama!

As some of you know, my “babies” are starting Kindergarten this week. One of my goals is to get back in shape and lose weight. I am turning the big 3-0 in January and would like to celebrate the new decade in my life being a smaller version of myself. I found this challenge at Baby Tea Leaves that I am joining. Check it out!

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