Do Not Quit

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Please read!

While looking on the internet today I noticed this petition going on. This boy was suspended from school because he is growing his hair out to donate to locks of love. WHAT??!!! He had leukemia and survived and is trying to give back to other cancer patients. The school will not let him come back until he cuts his hair. The schools will not ban a bully but they will start to ban a kid doing a great deed for someone less fortunate. Please if you feel this is wrong and would like to sign the petition for him to stay in school and still help out cancer patients please please please scroll to the bottom of my blog and click on sign the petition. I have had many family members who have had cancer and when they lose their hair they lose a lot of belief in their selves some even think they are ugly. This could bring a smile back to a childs/grown ups face who is battling cancer. You may think this is nothing but if you were in their shoes what would you do? Wouldnt you feel blessed that someone is willing to donate 10 inches of their hair to help you feel beautiful alive and "normal". I believe that every cancer patient never loses any of the three things I just mentioned but some of them believe other wise. Help put a smile on their faces while opening up a gracious door to school children who love to help fellow people.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The winners are......

Sorry Im late :( I completely forgot but I drew two numbers out of a hat and congrats to

Hannah & Julie!!!!!

Congrats ladies!!! Email me at with your address please. Thanks!

Thanks everyone else who entered!! Im going to start thinking of good giveaways so everyone gets a chance at winning. So more at a later date.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

FDOS Update Week 4

I did not work out as much as I would have like to because I was sick with God knows what and still have some side effects that I hope go away soon. I did however eat good except my cheat night lol and tracked EVERYTHING!! I weighed in today 2.8 lbs lighter. YAY!!

Starting weight: 182.4
Current weight: 171.8
Goal Weight: 150

Total loss: 10.6 lbs
this is a little behind what I expected and needed to get my 30 lbs by march 21st but Im still going to try my hardest to get there. Who knows maybe I will get a great week with a 4 lb loss which would help me out greatly. I know wishful thinking but it is possible.

Starting lbs to lose: 32.4
lbs lost: 10.6
lbs to goal: 21.8

I want to get to exercise this week it all depends on if I can breathe though lol. This whatever bug is killing me. I tried to do something nice for myself today and I bought a pair of pants a dress and some tights. I will post them later for everyone to see. I hope everyones week went good and I cant wait to read your updates. Good luck all. We are getting closer and closer to 20+ lbs lighter.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Good news Good news to some of you...

Remember that lovely giveaway I posted before for the free weight watchers magazine? Well I told you Im a popcorn junkie and I went to the store and to my surprise I got some boxes of popcorn with the offer on them. If you are not the winners of last times(and you follow my blog) and you would like another chance at it I have 2 up for grabs again. One year free (6 issues) as long as you fill it out ad mail it before 3/31/12. Good luck and drawing is going to be random number out of hat trick :) and it will be on sunday. Also to shannon and nicole did you guys receive them yet? I want to make sure they didnt get lost in the mail.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

FDOS Challenge Week 3 And Girls day

So this week I accomplished a lot. I managed to do my exercise challenge and complete 3days. I also fell off on the last day too so shannon you are not alone :). I had lovely T.o.m. stop by for an un welcomed visit on saturday morning (my weigh in day) which peed me off because I gain the first day then it comes off. Well I weighed in at 174.6 (.6) up from last week. Its ok though because I weighed in this morning just to check and this is even after a night of fun and found out I already lost that .6 HOOORAH!! lol

My exercise this week: stationary bike all the way I managed to get about 32 miles in in just 3 days and 125 mins. (it was 31.67 miles i think) which gained me 25 activity points.

I stuck to points all week except 2 (game day of course) and the day my little girl had stuff done to her teeth.

This week I am keeping the challenge for the exercise the same since I think me and shannon are the only ones doing it and we didnt make the last day. I will stick to my points because yesterday was most likely all 49 lol.

Heres the run down for the girls day. Me and tay went to get out nails done and I got shellac nails and a pedicure. LOVE THEM!!! The service was great and people we friendly and really care about you as a customer not just about your money. after our nails were done we made our way up to hunt valley and went to Sakura's japanese steak house (the ones with the hibachi show) I absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is always great and the people there also are outstanding. we had a great meal I chose the filet mignon and shrimp with veggies and rice and tay got salmon veggies mushrooms and rice. After dinner we went over to their bar and had martini's and straight geeked with the bar tender all night lol. I also broke a glass :( damn elbow getting in the way haha. should not have reached for that book, seriously though tay I still believe thats what it said lol jk. They were so nice though wouldnt even let me  pay for the glass so i added a bigger tip and they took it off. Oh well cant say I didnt try. All in all it was a great fun filled night and day and I can not wait for another one. Its been a while since I had so much fun.

Also I bought a challenge dress and ordered it a size smaller so I had something to work my way into it came in and I decided to take a pic of it on so I could see how far I needed to come. well..... it already fits lol here it is 

so how did everyones week/weigh ins go? Did anyone go out and have a blast too. well I will ttyl Have a great 4th week and lets get them lbs dropping.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Work outs

Well I have been doing my challenge and completed the first day of 30 mins which was simple then today was supposed to be 40 mins well I decided to kick it up a notch I did not drop below 18 mph and kept between 18-22 mph for the most part I stayed at 19-20 then I had sudden outbursts of 21-22 mph PHEW was that a work out my legs felt a little like jello and I was sweating up a storm heres a little glimpse of my workout

 This is just the start of my lovely exercise on the good ol' stationary lol

 This is my shot of my speed and then I noticed I was a min over uh oh that meant stop but not until I got to an almost even number lol Im weird
 I did 11.31 miles in 41 mins and some odd seconds. That was the burst of 22 mph so I could make my .30 lol I was previously at 11.09 not having that haha

And this is me all red and sweaty all though the pic doesnt seem to show it. Thats a good thing right :)

I look mighty crazy in these pics but o well I have had a rough past couple days and I am surely not trying to impress anyone or get all prettied up to sweat hehe.

So for those of you challenging yourself to exercise what have you done this week? Any good butt kicking workouts? Did you try something new?

So i did pretty crappy this weekend with the football game and with my daughters dentist visit :( she had to get stuff done to her teeth and was in pain all day and I was so upset we ended up eating out. i know i know tiss tiss but I sprung back into action the next day and have been trying to kick ass ever since. I will do this I will not gain this week NO I WILL NOT!!!! I need to meet my goal by 3/21/12 Or a couple weeks after. I have plans I want to do things I will do these things. Nobody and no food is going to hold me back. Im here for good this time no falling off EVER!!!!!

well now that I got that random outburst out Im going to go :) Hope everyone has a great week and gets lots of activity in. Good luck all.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Ok so I know you have been waiting to hear this the two winners of free magazines for a year are as picked....

Coley Loree



CONGRATS CONGRATS!!! And sorry to those of you who did not win. There may be future giveaways so stay tuned :)

To the winners please email me and give me your address so I can send them out.Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy the magazines!!

FDOS update 1-14-12

Today was weigh in day I am officially 174 now which means I lost 2.8 lbs this week wooohoooo I'm so close to where I left off at. How exciting!!

So here's the run down
Starting weight: 182.4
Current weight: 174
Goal weight: 150
Lbs to lose as of start: 32.4
Lbs lost: 8.4
Lbs left to lose: 24
Exercise completed: stationary bike, stairs, walking, Xbox kinect

Goals for this week: exercise challenge.... For 4 days this week I am going to exercise. First day 30 second day 40 third day 50 and the fourth day 60 mins.

I want to score at least 16 activity points this week if not more. I hope more lol

I also want to lose another 2.8 lbs or more. If this happens every week I may meet goal by 3/21/12

Well that's pretty much it I hope everyone else had a great week and great weigh in results. If not there's always next week look over what happened and see if there's anything you can change or that happened that may have had an impact on your weight. I look forward to reading your results. Good luck!!! Week three here we come!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Saturday is when my daughter picks the winners(2) for the free weicght watchers magazine. If you would still like a chance to win and have not commented yet get to it. Don't miss out on a year of free magazines!! Good luck

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

GIVE AWAY (weight watchers)


Ok so I am a pop corn eater during movies always have been always will be. well when I was buying these bags of popcorn they had this thing that if you got so many upcs or what not that you get a free subscription to ww magazine. I thought I had 2 to give away but right now can only seem to find one  I wont be using it so I am giving it away. This needs to be mailed out with your information by 3/31/12. So if you want to be in the drawing please comment below if you already follow my blog if not, follow my blog and then leave a comment. On Saturday my lovely daughter will randomly select someone off the comment list (shes only four so shes not reading what you say lol) and I will mail out your free subscription to ww magazine. If and when I find the second one I will have my daughter pick again so If you dont win this time who knows you might be getting a comment from me and the near future. Good luck!!

One year subscription(6 issues) FREE!!


Ok so today I noticed some very disturbing image on my computer and I rubbed my eyes to see if they were wrong but they weren't they were not lying to me one bit it was all the truth I was staring at a picture of me at 212 lbs possibly more. Then i said I am going to take a picture of me to compare it with in close to the same pose(def. cant do the scenery) and compare to see what 7 faithful months of weight watchers has awarded me in 2011. Well heres what I found out, you all can be the judge.

I found out afterwards it was a bad choice to wear all black since everything blended in but I can still tell can you?

This one I hated because the after picture was taken way closer than the before which resulted in there not looking like a big difference but there really is, and Im not as turned in the first pic as I am in the second so you dont see the full roll hanging lol. O well.... If i find more before pics that someone managed to take of me while I was ducking from cameras I will def post them(and not wear all black lol). I had to share this because I was impressed. If 7 months of ww can do this imagine what it could have done if i stayed on all year, Imagine what it is going to do this year when I reach goal. Yes WHEN I reach not IF I reach, because I am going to make goal this year and me and Tay are going on a shopping mini spree lol :) I can not wait.

So what did you all think could you see a difference in my crappy pics? Was it a big difference? A little difference? Either way Im overly proud of what I accomplished and I can not wait to knock off more of these stubborn lbs. and add my final pic. My goal pic. AH! Im so close I can taste it!! Then maybe when I meet goal and maintain for 6 weeks I can become a leader and share my story, my pictures, what helped me etc. and be there to support and help others (I already do this and LOVE IT!!) I see a bright new future coming. TTYL!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

FDS Challenge (First Post)

I weighed in today, so what a great time to start my challenge post.

Starting weight: 176.8 lbs
Goal weight: 150 lbs
Diet/Life change: Weight Watchers Points Plus
Exercises: Hmmm well I've got many. Bender Ball, Walk/jog, Stairs, and I just put in for financial assistance (yes Im a brokie) for a gym so if they can help me out a lot more in the future.

My goals are not only to lose weight but to become fit. I want to tone up my body and be a healthy fit mommy for my little girl :)

And here is the moment of truth I took these pics in a overly tight tunic that I wore when I was 145  so this shows every roll (eww) I took the first one with my face so you can prove its me and then better ways of seeing everything. Im sorry for the pain your eyes are about to feel lol ahaha oh ps dont mind the dirty room

so as we can see her my big proble is my belly pouch I want it GONE!!! I dont mind having a booty ( I happen to love mine lol) and my boobs can stay too:).  I know I know Wake up right? Because lets face reality here that never happens. You can not just lose belly fat its all or nothing.  Oh well....

Im sorry if I hurt everyones eyes with my pictures  but this lets me see where all my problems are are. I hope everyone posts a pic because it really helps see how far you come. I am going to post a new one each month and then at the end. Good luck all I can wait to see everyones first post.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weigh in tomorrow And first update!

Two exciting things tomorrow my weigh in and my first update/post for my challenge :) I'm excited!! My scales are oooo so confusing right now. one is weighing me with a major loss which I know can not be close to real and the second one shows me at all different weights every time I get on. Oh how I hate unreliable scales. I'm hoping to start this challenge off at least three lbs lighter since I gained during Xmas :( I have gained a lot during the past couple months especially during the cdcc challenge. I was so embarressed and ashamed of myself but then I realized something at least I didn't quit at least I fessed up to my gains and bad eating and then I realized I am human there's nothing to be ashamed of or embarressed about. I fell off but I got back on so I should be happy and relieved heck even proud before feeling in any negative way. I think this is what pushed me to move forward amd this is what pushed me to not let my mom give up I signed her up so now she can be right there with me learning the whole way through we will do this even if one of us has to kick each other in the but from now an then?

I hope everyone is doing great in their challenges or weight loss. I hope them lbs are dropping off! I will update tomorrow, Cross our fingers for me please! Good luck all!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I am excited in a few days The challenge starts :) I do not have members but 2 but its ok it will still continue and I will accept late starters if anyone chooses to join later. I already started this challenge on weight watchers the day after Christmas. I was looking forward to a nice number of participants as I have 400 over there and its only been active for a little over a week. Thank you to the people who did look into it and try to help spread the word of my challenge around. It was very very kind of you. It was just the wrong time to start a challenge I guess. I am going to bring every challenge I have there over here though so after 3/21 I will have yet another challenge lol. Hopefully the outcome will be different. We will see.

Either way this challenge ends I am happy. I have 2 people who have joined and that means a lot to me. I hope they are successful and lose the weight by then. I did alter the challenge a bit. I switched it a couple days ago from 30 to 20+ lbs or make goal because we dont have as much time here as we did over on ww so I figure it wasnt as reasonable.

I wish everyone on a challange lots of luck as well as single dieters. Hope everyone is doing well! TTYL

Monday, January 2, 2012

First day of spring challenge

Ok so as you all have seEn I am running a challenge to lose 20+ lbs or make goal by the first day of spring 2012. The link up opens on Friday the 6th at midnight and closes Sunday the 9th at midnight. If you would like to join please please visit the page I am trying to get more people by then looks like adding me there will only be 3 ppl. There are rules on there for the first post and to join. Thanks so much and I hope to have more people join.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sorry if you tried.....

A lovely fellow blogger informed me that the reason I may not be getting members for the challenge is because the link or page doesn't work I switched stuff around so here's the link

Sorry guys :-/

Nobody as of right now

Ok so I may close the challenge since I can not seem to get anyone who wants to join. I can always reopen if a miracle happens and people start asking lol. But I doubt that. I'm still doing it though because I have 200 lovely weight watchers members who follow my challenge on their site. I have always done challenges (owner wise) on weight watchers and it exceeds my thought of a successful group but some how or another I seem to fail once I come on here. O well there always next challenge right? I will give it 2 more days and then I'm shutting it down. If your interested please let me now within the two days. I know many people are busy with other challenges already so please don't feel you need to join this one on top of others that's too much on someone's plate just show that challenge whos boss and maybe next time we will meet in a challenge.

I hope everyones new year is going good and their new years eve was a blast. I made some yummy crab cakes last night off the ww recipes and boy was it good. Missing old bay (I'm such a Marylander) but boy were they amazing once added. Well I'm off to a busy day. I will check in later.