Monday, January 31, 2011

OMG... Yay!

So I just got asked by my long time and very close friend, Rosie, to be her Maid of Honor! I've been asked to be a MOH two different times already and then both weddings got put off and when they finally did happen either one was a courthouse thing and the other was out of state and they just picked another friend who lived closer. Rosie lives in OK right now but she's going to be back in Texas soon and I can't wait. I wish I had a job already, guess I'm just gonna have to bust my ass just that much harder to find one because I don't wanna let her down. I need to be able to buy my own dress and throw her a bachelorette party. I'm so excited to get to do one of those! haha. The wedding is on 11.11.11 which is pretty kickass. lol. This means I have approximately 9 and a half months to get ready for all this. Hopefully if I stick to my diet and exercising and keep going strong over the next few months then I will be down a few dress sizes before the big day. I'd hate to be a giant whale standing next to her taking any kind of attention away from her on that special day.

Gosh... I'm sooo excited. I think this just gives me that much more motivation to drop some lbs!

Daily Affirmations

So I was reading somewhere in another weightloss blog about how it really helps them out to give themself a daily affirmation. Just writing one good thing about yourself everyday doesn't sound like much at first. But thinking about it... its actually kinda hard to do, especially for someone like me. I think it will be helpful though and hopefully improve my confidence each day as well.

So today I am happy because I have friends that love and support me in everything I do. I must be doing something right to have friends like that. <3

I'm up way too late...

but figured I better post real quick before I head off to bed...

I went walking with Jett today because the weather was soo beautiful outside. Apparently a cold front is about to hit here and its going to get really bad very soon. After that all passes though I hope to do a lot more walking. I noticed I was a lot more energized this time than I was the last time I went walking. I was less out of breath when climbing hills and seemed to keep a faster and more steady pace so I'm pleased with myself.

I decided just for the sake of setting a goal date that I hope to have reached my goal by Jett's 3rd birthday. Maybe that's unrealistic, but maybe its not. I will have a better feel for it when the day grows closer though. Thats about 2 weeks and 6 months away from now. I marked the days on my calendar so I would know how many days left, sorta like they did on that I Used to be Fat show. So as of Monday I will have 195 days left to reach my goal. Here's hoping that's attainable!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Food dreams...

If you've ever seen the movie Madagascar you just might know how I feel right now. When Alex the lion was getting so starving he started seeing steaks every where he looked and they did the American Beauty dream scene. But with steaks instead of roses. lol... Yeah. That is totally me today. I envision a big fat juicy cheeseburger and also fries covered in cheese and bacon and sour cream. Oh yeah buddy. Just typing about it is making me salivate. I am being good so far today though. I knew this day would come and I knew it would be soon, in fact, I thought it would have been sooner. I am glad it didn't come sooner though because with each new day that comes I feel that much closer to my goal and that much stronger in my willpower to stay away from the things I shouldn't have. I know that someday I will be able to eat those things again. I am not giving up my favorite foods for life. I just know that right now my mind is still weak enough that if I gave in and started having them now I would indulge too much. Someday when I am much stronger I will allow myself to have these things in moderation and most likely only for a special occasion.

So after that last sentence I just finished I heard Jett wake up and I went to see what he needed. Upon going into the living room I see that my dad has just finished making a whole ton of deviled eggs. I couldn't stop myself... and I just ate one! It happened in all of about 0.08 seconds. I saw them and instantly like breathed one in. lmfao. That's the only one though and I'm still under my calories for today so far.. I just gotta go look up how many calories that was now.


I was brought to my first Buffet while on my diet yesterday. I was tempted to eat so many random things yet I think I managed to keep things somewhat under control. I still ate more than I wanted to though and will have to work harde on that next time. I pretty much never ate dinner yesterday because I feel like I had too many calories at lunch.

I went out for the first time in a long time last night to go see an old friend of mine who is a pretty popular musician in the Dallas area. He actually came down to my small town area and play a pretty awesome show. I was kinda sad that I was like the only one who actually came just to see him while everyone else was just there to shoot pool, drink, and hang out. But it was kinda amazing all at the same time because it was like he was putting on the show just for me. haha. I was the only one up front of the stage singing along to half his songs and just being supportive and stuff. He even let me pick a song and dedicated it to me and then later in the night between songs he publicly thanked me by first and last name for coming out to see him tonight. lol. He's such a really cool down to earth kinda person and fun to be around but I can't help but still feel a tiny bit starstruck around him all at the same time. I always have a great night when I go see him or his band play though. I hope someday the whole band will be able to come down and play for us around here. Maybe we can get more people to show up now that some others around here have heard him and really liked him.

Several times after his shows he's invited me to go hang out with him and the band and I've gone and had a great time. He invited me to an afterparty last night as well but it was taking forever for the other people to finally get ready and lock up the place and leave by then it was almost 3am so even though I stuck around an extra 2 hours after he quit playing for it I told him I was going to have to go ahead and had back home since I had to be up with my kid the next day. He understood and thanked me for staying as long as I did anyways.

I was starving by the time I left there and wanted to eat something so bad when I finally made it home but luckily the fridge with food in it is next door and I didnt want to wake anyone else up so I just went to my room and crashed. I had a couple drinks last night and sobered up before I left but by the time I got home I was getting a headache and couldnt tell if it was because no food or the alchohol. Maybe it was both. I dunno...

Oh and when I first got there I ran into Renee who offered me some free chili that was at the lodge like twice but I turned it down both times. lol. yay! small victories... I asked her to take a couple pics of me and Justin taking shots of whiskey together that he got for us and I look like such a freaking cow in all the pictures. That just gives me like a whole new rush of feelings towards wanting to lose all this damn weight. I can't wait until I can have pictures taken of me and not worry that they aren't going to look good. lol.

Since I didn't have the cash for new bedsheets, last night was pretty much my reward for my first goal. :D

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Inches lost... already?!

So I had to measure my head this morning for a hat im having made for me... and it was too tempting to take my other measurements so I caved and did it. I wasn't expecting to have lost any inches yet but in almost every area i had lost at least one inch if not a little more! I am completely shocked by that! I don't really think that I look any smaller, but apparently I am a tiny bit. Hahah. hooray! I don't plan on doing another measurement update until Feb 15th though.:)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Met my first goal!

So I know the scale goes up and down on the daily but today when I weighed in I was 263.5 lbs!!!! I'm freaking ecstatic. I have dropped 10 lbs in 10 days. Now I know that's not going to be the norm. I know its easiest to drop the most at first and then plateau a bit. But none of that matters much to me right now. I'm still gonna be happy. haha. Yay! My first goal was 264 since that's how much I weighed on the day I gave birth. I can't believe how soon I've already met that goal!!! I am soo very happy right now. :D

We were out running around today and I took Jett to Mcdonalds to run around and bought him a happy meal. I refrained from snatching a fry or a nugget piece from him. I waited until we left there to head over to walmart and then stopped in to subway. I found one of their nutrional guides and took my time to find out just exactly what i could have without going over my calorie limits and was very pleased with my decisions. :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Things I hope to accomplish

I've been thinking about these things for years now... but now that I'm finally doing something to end all this madness I think it's time for me to write this all down.

* I want to be able to use a regular sized towel and wrap it around my entire body without any parts of me hanging out. I'm tired of having to use beach towels or oversized towels just to feel comfortable.

* I want to get on a ride at six flags and not be embarrassed that I have to suck in before I can buckle the straps or put down the safety bars.

* I want to be able to just put on my seat belt in the car without having to first pull it all the way out to make sure it will stretch far enough. Especially when I'm riding in someone else's car for the first time.

* I want to go into any regular store and be able to find more than 3 things that will fit me. Clothes, shoes, belts, jewelry, etc... I want to buy things and know they will fit me without having to try them on first.

* I want to breath normally when climbing stairs or even just walking fast.

* I want to be able to shave my underarms and legs and stuff without having to use one hand to move a flab of fat out of the way to see things.

* I want to be able to do a sit up, a push up, and a pull up. Without any assistance.

* I want to be able to get on a ride or something at the fair or six flags or wherever with another adult and not worry that I may be pushing us over the weight limit.

* I want to jump on a trampoline and not be scared i might bounce too hard and hit the ground or shoot a spring flying off in some crazy direction.

There are so many more things... but I can't recall them all right now. I started on this yesterday and am just now finishing this post up. I'll be sure to add more things when they come to me.


* I want to wear knee socks or knee high boots without having to worry they might not zip or lace up all the way because my calves are too huge. Or to be able to wear thigh highs or pantyhose that are actually comfortable and don't leave bright red marks cutting off my circulation.

*I want to be able to cross my legs up by my thighs instead of just down by my ankles having to constantly remember to squeeze my thighs together.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Getting close to my first goal

I feel great today... I am 1 lb away from my first goal!!! I feel like thats crazy. I didn't think I would get so clsoe to reaching a goal this soon. It's been 8 days since I started. I'm feeling great every day so far. I do go up and down on the scale daily but slowly going mroe down than up. I try not to get discouraged when I got back up a pound or so coz I know it changes all throughout the day and whether you've eaten or not. But yay! I can almost taste victory. lol

Today my protein shake actually tasted quite amazing. My friend Amanda recommended I try it with instant coffee and we jsut happened to have some single serve packed in the house that were only 5 calories and didnt have any sugar in them so i figured it was worth a try. The taste improved 110%! I still think I want to try the muscle milk that Marci recommended whenever I run out of this stuff though. :)

My dad warned me today that he tried drinking protein shakes when he was younger and it started to make his fingernails split vertically and that after he quit drinking them they stopped doing that so he thought i should watch out and keep an eye on my fingernails. I think they've probably improved all the different shakes available these days since way back then. But it can't hurt to pay attention to my nails anyways...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

More helpful tips from Marci...

yay! lol

hey i was curious what kind of protein shake you were using or you would recommend that i try?

Muscle Milk Light! only a hundred calories and the chocolate and Vanilla are great!

buy the premade one
the mixing kind sucks haha

okay where do you buy them at?

any store

oh okay cool. thanks i was looking at a bunch of different ones today and was totally lost. lol

not a problem :)

Something I shared & going out to eat!

Ive got a group of friends on facebook who got me to start a group called Healthy Living where we post everyday and help keep each other motivated sharing our goals and whether or not we are meeting them or falling behind, etc. basically a support group online. :D anyways here is something i just shared with them i wanted to post here too.
So here is what Marci shared on her facebook page about how she lost so much weight last summer. Someone asked her what her diet was like: During the show Diet - oatmeal and eggwhites breakfast,grilled chicken Green vegetable lunch,low calorie soup or salad dinner. Workouts were bootcamp drills,football drills and were 4-8 hours a day. Now- Diet is the same and I work out by myself 2-3 times a week an hour at a time! Hope this helped! Comment with any other questions!!! :)

Someone else asked her how many calories she did each day: 1200 calories a day 5 small meals a day, once your down to your goal weight you can go back to 3 balanced meals a day to maintain!

Then I saw her trainer Justin posted these things on the I Used To Be Fat's facebook page in response to a few different people.

She definitely did not lose weight on that damn beach body nonsense someone posted about. She lost weight by getting her butt kicked and giving 110%... HOOYAH Marci!!


1200-1400 cals and we worked out 4-8 hours a day. We burned anywhere from 4000-6000 a day.


The diet was not just shakes. She ate 5 times a day... 3 actual meals and 2 meal replacements aka shakes.


Just regular protein shakes. Your muscles need to rebuild after working out. Brand doesn't matter... just buy some kind of protein that tastes good to you and drink it after you work out. Hooyah!

I went out and bought myself some Whey Protein powder today to make my protein shakes. :) I'm waiting to hear back from Marci about which ones she recommends. And now I've also found the 3 other people who were on the show so far and will probably ask them about what they did.


I tried the protein shake today... wasnt delicious like i had hoped. lol. oh well. i will be having one after workouts everyday. I hope it really helps.

Today was my first day that I went out to a resturaunt while on my diet. My mom wanted to take me out. I was offered either chinese buffet, cici's pizza buffet, or jalapeno tree mexican resturaunt. So i picked the Jalapeno tree and got online to find something i could eat so I would be prepared before I got there and have my mind made up. Thanks to Melissa for that tip! :D I chose a grilled chicken breast and refried beans. It was delicious and filling. Though I did have a few chips and salsa while I waited, I did not just graze the entire time before my meal arrived like I normally do. I feel good about it overall. Yay for small victories! :D

I talked to Marci!

I met Marci from I Used to be Fat on facebook the other day and got a chance to talk to her last night! OMG! I feel a little starstruck even though she's just a regular person. lol. It's mostly because I really look up to her after all she did for herself, even though she was kinda whiny and reluctant in the begining, she never did give up! (Nevermind that my last name says Galvez, haha I had to change it for a facebook game, it'll be back to normal in a few more days)

If my best friend ate chips and queso in front of me like that when she knew I was trying to lose some weight.... I think I might have murdered her. lol. I was just wondering do you eat chips or queso at all any more? Like in moderation or did you just completely take those things out of your life?
10 hours ago · · · See Friendship
    • Marci Allison Levine If I was going to eat those types of things still,it would be chips and Salsa! :)
      10 hours ago ·
    • Jennifer Galvez Okay, thanks! You are such a huge inspiration! I'm working on changing how I eat now too and exercising everyday. Thanks for showing me its possible to drop all that weight without surgery!
      10 hours ago ·
    • Marci Allison Levine not a problem girlie!! If you need anything at all just give me a holler!! :)
      10 hours ago ·
    • Jennifer Galvez ‎:D Thanks!
      10 hours ago ·

And here is something helpful I saw someone else ask about what her diet and exercise was like during the show and her response.

Marci Allison Levine During the show Diet - oatmeal and eggwhites breakfast,grilled chicken Green vegetable lunch,low calorie soup or salad dinner. Workouts were bootcamp drills,football drills and were 4-8 hours a day. Now- Diet is the same and I work out by myself 2-3 times a week an hour at a time! Hope this helped! Comment with any other questions!!! :)
7 hours ago ·

Someone else asked her how many calories each day that it was and she said 1200!

I think I can try keeping it down to like 1200 calories a day and working out as much as possible.

Friday, January 21, 2011

My mom stayed up all last night and rocked with Jett in a chair next door since he wasn't ready to settle down while I was trying to sleep. I ended up sleeping in a few hours this morning even though I set my alarm for 8 originally but I hardly ever get a night of sleep without Jett in the room with me so I decided to go ahead and take advantage of it this one time.

I had breakfast/lunch around 11ish and it was an egg and cheese wrap that I made with that new flatoutbread stuff. I really like it and want to try some of the pizza recipes I found for it that are rather low calorie.

Snacked on some orange slices and a banana between then and dinner.

My dad made this really big lasagna tonight for dinner and i thought about eating something else but he was so happy with how it turned out and made sooo much of it i decided to go ahead and eat it but i just had a small square of it and didnt go back for 2nds even though it was good. I really struggled with the decision to eat it at all in the first place but I sorta missed my 2nd meal of the day since I had a late breakfast so I went ahead. I ended up eating the WW icecream I got myself the other day for desert. I was feeling a little sluggish from all the blood loss today and the other day so I thought it was best to eat it now anyways. I wanted to eat some other kind of snack like a granola bar or something but i was too busy and then it was too late. I've been doing great about not eating a few hours before bedtime so far. :)

I unlocked the Free Run on my WiiFit yesterday too and did it today. I jogged 1.628 miles in ten minutes. I didn't realize I could go that far jogging. I wonder how much different I would do actually jogging instead of just joggin in place... hmmm...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good news...

So this might be a little tmi for some of you... but it's something I'm excited about that I felt I should share here.

Aunt Flo showed up yesterday and was here full force today. Some of you might be thinking why is that good news? lol. Well for me it is. Not because of a pregnancy scare, that's not even a chance haha. But because I was looking through my personal records and noticed she only came once for me the entire year of 2010. I think it was largely due to me being overweight and unhealthy. I know severely obese women can even become infertile and so I was starting to get scared I may have messed my body up so bad that I could never have another kid if I someday decided to do so. It's a huge relief that things are getting back on track with my reproductive system and I feel like its all because I'm working so hard on myself to get my life back.

In other news, I think I ate rather well still and the longer I go without breaking into any chips or dip or other random crap throughout the days, the better I feel about myself. I tried to force myself to eat a salad today even though I hate lettuce. Its one of those Bistro Ready Pacs, a cobb salad, and says its just 290 calories for the entire thing. It had egg, ham chunks, bacon, and it came with bleu cheese dressing. I hate that dressing so i said no to it easily. The lettuce was hard but the other food looked so good i thought i could just shove it all in there and chew it up anyways. I did manage to get about half of it eaten before i just decided to pick out the ham and egg and bacon pieces. lol.

I unlocked a new feature on my Wii Fit today that allows me to free step for 10 minutes. I loved that and even changed the pace halfway through. I ended up doing about 924 steps in 10 min. My legs have been feeling it all day. lol I have been doing my Wii workout during the day and then my Workout DVD every night before bed for the last 3 or 4 nights in a row now. I feel like the sections that focus on my abs and on my arms are going to be a little more helpful that way than on the Wii.

I tried 2 of the Sobe Life waters.... they are alright, not great, but they are chock full of vitamins or something I think so meh. I actually prefer plain water to them because they taste kind of sweet and it sorta messes with me wanting something sweet.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More energy already.

Only just a few days in and I can already feel my energy level is higher than it's been in a long time. I woke up early this morning for a WIC appointment but made sure I set my alarm far back enough that I would have time to eat breakfast too. After we were done there I stopped at the store to get some things. I found a lot of meals I could eat for whenever my parents are having something I shouldnt or whenever its just me here at the house, etc. I didn't see any drinks I wanted to get though.

On the drive home I ate a Lunchable my mom sent us off with this morning and decided that would be my lunch today. I made sure to pick the one that didnt come with cookies. lol. I saved that one for Jett and he ended up rejecting the oreos, too. :) I even insisted and he firmly told me NO!

Got on my Wii Fit after putting away all the groceries and beat a lot of my old top scores. My trainer kept telling me good job and it made me smile. I know its only a machine... but it's still really nice to hear. Jett tried to do some of the exercises with me again but this time he actually managed to mostly stay out of my way. I got up to 54 minutes in my fitness bank and then my dad comes over and says he needs to do some shopping and wanted to see if we wanted to go with. I figured why not since we'd be going to the other Walmart this time and they might actually have some good drinks. I found Sobe Life Water in several different flavors and decided it sounded good. I have yet to try any but I'll let you know what I think when I do.

On the ride to the store I felt a little hungry from working out and decided to have that granola bar I passed up last night. It was delicious but Jett decided he wanted part of one of the bars so I didn't quite eat it all myself. After we came back home I went ahead and finished up doing more on the Wii Fit and ended up with an hour and 5 minutes logged for the day.

When I first got on and did my Body test it said I was down to 267.8 lbs. After I finished for the day though I decided to do another Body test just to see where I was at again and it said 268.7 lbs. I know your weight fluctuates up and down throughout the day around 1-3lbs at different times so that could have been why I guess. But either way... It feels great to be under 270.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day four...

I'm holding up alright I think. With the support of my friends on similar journeys as me, I might just be able to keep going without too many setbacks. I opened the freezer to look for a quick meal to make like one of the Smart Choice or Healthy Choice tv dinners since my parents decided to deep fry taquitos tonight. As soon as the door cracked open a bag of Reese's almost fell into my hands. I reached for it and then stopped myself. I closed the fridge and went to look elsewhere. I ended up settling on a Healthy Choice Fresh Mixer instead. Sweet BBQ Chicken & Rice I believe. I had Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal for breakfast and I accidentally skipped lunch. After dinner I had a turkey sandwich for a snack. We still haven't made a trip to the grocery store so I was stuck with white bread. Tomorrow morning I have a WIC appt to go to and will most likely stop at Walmart on the way home to see what other kinds of healthy foods I can find. I'm still only drinking water and green tea. I wonder if maybe I could find some other kind of healthy thing to drink while I'm there...

I kept meaning to get on the Wii fit today but never got around to it since whenever I wasn't busy, someone else was using the TV. But after I got in my room tonight I put in one of my workout DVD's and did 20 minutes of Aerobics and 10 minutes of Toning and Sculpting exercises. I felt very pumped up full of energy and before the video I had grabbed a granola bar to bring over here with me, but afterwards I feel so good I'm not even hungry for it anymore. I'm filling up on water instead.

Speaking of water... these last 4 days I've gotten up about twice a night just to pee! My bladder hates me. lol

Monday, January 17, 2011

One small step...

End of my 3rd day and I was craving sweets or salty snacks like crazy right before bed... Our house is covered in chips and candy and all sorts of just utter crap... I opened the fridge at least 10 times after dinner tonight. But thankfully I had the willpower to shut the fridge 10 times without eating anything other than 3 strawberries and 2 grapes.

It may sound small to most... but i think its huge progress. If i keep taking this just one day at a time and focusing on what I'm doing today and not what I can or can't eat for the rest of my life... then I may just be able to handle this.

Feelin good

I am doing well so far I believe. Day 3 and I haven't cracked open the candy thats hidden all over the house yet. I'm still not eating as healthy as I could be, but I know this is a process. First I'm cutting out soda and switching white bread to wheat... maybe someday I can eventually learn to love things like broccoli and spinach or lettuce or whatever... I have cut out any extra sugars though. So far I'm drinking only water or if I get a craving for something more than water I have green tea.

I went to my friend's house today who i am at least twice her size. lol. We worked out together on my wii fit since I brought it along so she could see it. I let her do all the games while I just stood beside her and did them next to her.

I actually set an alarm and woke up at 7:30 this morning and ate breakfast in a timely manner after waking up. Yay!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I am strong.

There is a community center type place not too far away, but not exactly close either, that I'm really thinking about going to go use their gym at least once a month. I think it would be nice to be able to use some actual equipment like treadmills and stuff and would be a nice motivator, etc. A gym membership there is a little pricey but if you just pay for the day its only $5. I think if I can talk Ashley in to going with me once a month that would be great for the both of us. I'm sure I can figure out someone to watch Jett for me at least that one day each month for a few hours.

I didn't get up as early as I planned to today so I got a late start and my first meal of the day wasn't until like 1pm so I pretty much missed breakfast. I'll probably snack on something after dinner to make up for it though.

So far I did good yesterday evening after making my decision to really dig into my goals. That being said, before I had decided that I already ate a cupcake that morning. lol. But today has been mostly good so far. I had a bologna sandwich for lunch and all we had was white bread so thats what I ate. Instead of grabbing a bag of chips to go with it though I cut up some fresh strawberries and baked some sweet potato fries. I feel good and more satisfied than I would have had I just grabbed chips. In front of the computer I'm sitting at now there is a box of milkduds I opened up 2 nights ago and talked myself out of halfway through the box. I looked at it just now and talked to it. Yes. I talked to it. I told it that I was better than it and that my body was something I cared about more than how good it tasted. I was sure to read the ingredients and see just how yucky it really was. I love caramel and always have, so turning down milkduds is a huge thing for me. I'm shaking the box in my hands now....




I put the box back down. It's just candy... it is not smarter than me and it is not something I want to be beaten by ever again. Fuck you candy. Fuck you very much.


As soon as my brother and dad turn off the football and head out to their scout meeting in the next few minutes I'm gonig to go hop on my Wii Fit. I'm off to go refill my water bottles now.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 - A New year, a new me.

Starting back on my weightloss journey full force this time. Going to use my Wii Fit that I got for my birthday and do workout videos and hopefully some walking and other things. My biggest struggle is with what to eat so maybe I will figure out what I can and can't eat and actually stick to it.

There is a new show on MTV called I Used To Be Fat and its sparked my inspiration to change myself and do it now. I only wish I could afford a personal trainer. lol

Starting Measurements:
Bust - 51 in
Waist - 53 in
Hips - 58 in
Arms - 17 in
Thighs - 31 in
Calves - 19 and 1/2 in
Neck - 16 and 1/2 in

Starting Weight: 273 lbs

Each time I reach a new goal I want to put some money in my new clothes fund. Just depends on how much I have. I'm broke for now but hoping to have a job real soon.

1st Goal: 264 lbs - how much I weighed the day I gave birth to my son
Reward: New bed sheets
Met this goal on 1/25/11. Rewarded myself with a trip to the Lakeview Lodge to go see my friend perform for the first time in my hometown area. He's the lead singer for a local Dallas band that rocks my freaking socks. He bought me a shot of whiskey that night and played one song just for me. :)

2nd Goal: 250 lbs
Reward: Manicure
Met this goal on 2/24/11. Rewarded mysef with painting my own nails for the first time in a few months and then going out to catch a new movie with a friend. :)

3rd Goal: 225 lbs - my pre-pregnancy weight.
Reward: Pedicure
Met this goal on 5/6/11. Rewarded myself with getting a few new clothes in my size. Mostly stuff that was really cheap at yardsales or won from since I know it wont be long before I'm too small to wear them anymore! :)

4th Goal: 199 lbs - i haven't been under 200 lbs since early high school
Reward: New Haircut
Met this goal on 7/23/11. Rewarded myself with a ticket to see Blink 182 in September!! My favorite band ever and I've never once been to a show! I can't wait!

5th Goal: 185 lbs
Reward: New hair color

6th Goal: 173 lbs
Reward: Go see a new movie

7th Goal: 163 lbs
Reward: New shoes

Final Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Reward: New clothes shopping spree and a celebratory girls night out.

And now here are my Day 1 photos