Monday, July 26, 2010

Meet My Two New BFF's..........

Well, they aren't really I am just "using" them....lol.  On July 7th I was finally fed up.  I have been eating WAY too much, not exercising, gaining weight, and just generally not feeling as good as I could.  So, it was time to do something about it.  I am mostly walking on my treadmill, but throwing in a Slim in Six workout DVD occasionally.  Also, the Just Dance Wii and playing in the pool burn calories.  I just HAD to get active again.  I am also counting calories and logging everything in a little notebook I keep with me.  I keep track of everything I eat and every time I exercise.  My treadmill is nice because it shows my calories burned.  At this point I have lost 12 pounds.  I can already fit back into a pair of capris that had been too tight which is a huge motivation to keep going.         
Here is my other BFF....my new Nike Air Max tennis shoes.  I needed a new pair and hubs made me look at some that were a bit pricey.  I'm not even going to tell you how much these babies cost (more than any pair of shoes I have EVER bought), but WOW are they comfortable!!  My feet and legs are thanking me for spending the moola! 
My goal is to lose a total  of approx. 40 pounds and I'll update you on my progress occasionally.  I just had to get to the point to do something about my weight, and once I made up my mind......I'm going for it!!!!!♥

31 comments:

Marilyn said...

Love the shoes! Good luck with your diet and exercising. I know you can do it. I've been struggleing with losing the same 4-5 pounds for a couple of years now. Ha I need to get serious. I guess you know about the 500 miles on the shoes? I've walked now for over 10 years and it is true. After 500 miles the insides just aren't holding up with the support we need. Good luck! Stay cool. Marilyn

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Way to go, Darlene!!! Twelve pounds is fantastic. I'm still struggling with just 10 to loose. I do exercise very regularly, but I know I should tweak my diet and maybe change up the exercise routine.

Anyway, good for you. Sounds like you're on your way to making some good changes toward getting more healthy and ultimately dropping those unwanted pounds. Keep it up! Perhaps I can use you as my inspiration and motivation for me to get rid of those blasted 10-12 pounds plaguing me!

Libby said...

Way to go Darlene!!! 12 lbs is wonderful!! You are doing what we all should be doing!! Keep up the good work! Love the shoes!

Amelia said...

Excellent start in the weight loss program.

Spending the money for the good shoes will be money well spent in the long run.

Enjoy this new week...hopefully we will get a bit of rain and the temps cool down some.

Deb said...

Hi - just came across your blog and I see we have a few things in common. Add one more, I'm trying to lose weight too. Good luck, it sounds like you are well on your way. It's all about our health and feeling good. Have a great day. Deb (Ottawa, Canada) New follower.

Deb said...

Hi - just came across your blog and I see we have a few things in common. Add one more, I'm trying to lose weight too. Good luck, it sounds like you are well on your way. It's all about our health and feeling good. Have a great day. Deb (Ottawa, Canada) New follower.

Kerin said...

Whoo Hoo! Way to go girl!
Keep up the good work!
Have a great day and do something fun :)

Stacey said...

You go girl!! It's hard but you are on the right track. I too have become a total S L U G!! Used to walk everyday and don't even do that anymore.

Yesterday I spent time in my closet trying on outfits for back to school. It was not pretty! I'm joining you today.

Julie Harward said...

Good for you...I've been neglecting too and I need to loose that 10-15 lbs. myself. I love those shoes too, very cute. Good luck with it all :D

Lindsay-ann said...

Good luck Darlene. It sounds like you are doing great. Those tennis shoes are cute. Glad they are doing the trick.
Lindsay
x

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Love those new shoes Darlene :-) Way to go - 12 lbs is fantastic!
Hope you are having a great Monday ♥

JEANNE said...

Hi Darlene, we are home and so happy to have air conditioning. It was hot and humid camping but we had a really 'cool' time. That's teen age talk. HA!. All but one of our grands are teens now. It is great to know they are pretty safe when they stay together as a group. They love each other and look out for each other. It is very comforting. We took CC and she slept with us. Since we came home she gladly went to bed in her crate. No fuss at all. We were a bit worried.

Good for you losing 12 pounds. I would be so happy to drop that many pounds. I too put on some weight over the winter and now I regret eating all those Christmas cookies. Smile. It is not good to be snowed in so much Keep up the good work. Your new sneakers sound awesome. Your feet and legs will be much happier!!

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs and happy diet wishes, Jeanne



We have great photos to share this week.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am SO proud of you, Darlene. I need to be doing this, too. Keep up the good work! :-)

XO,

Sheila

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You go girl!
The extra money spent on the shoes is ALWAYS worth it! When it comes to exercise shoes you really do get what you paid for!

I am bound and determined to tone up-Going to start lifting weights soon! really, I am. :)

JC said...

You go !!!!

I wish I would get my rear in gear and join you. I'd love to lose some of these lbs.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Way to go, Darlene!! Awesome! I know you are already feeling much better. Good shoes are well worth the investment! You go, girl!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! I'm so proud of you! That's great you've already lost 12 pounds! I'm so old I don't worry about it much any more, I should though! I have an exercise bike sitting right behind my easy chair! It's gathering dust! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I love your new shoes!

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
Good for you. It does make you feel better doesn't it? Sometimes we just lose track and before you know it it is easy to get into the not eating everything healthy or eating too much of it...I know that personally.
You have done very well already and doesn't it feel good to get back into clothes.

Love your shoes too...thats inspiring for sure.

Have a great day...great foot and good exercise!
Judi

SmilingSally said...

I remember when you last lost weight; you were so determined that I envied you. I'm sure you'll do well again.

You GO, girl!

Carol said...

Congrats on the weight loss! You motivate me to get back on my exercise & eating routine. LOVE those shoes!

Smiles,
Carol

HeathahLee said...

You know, it's SO worth spending money on good shoes that are comfortable! I bought some New Balance a few months ago that were about $40 on sale. Well, they were NOT made for my feet. They are so uncomfortable and make my feet hurt, so I don't walk in them! I guess I'm going to have to break down and do what you did and spend the money on some really good ones!

Congratulations on losing 12 lbs! Way to go! Keep it up!

dana said...

FORTY POUNDS....Darlene, you look so great in all of the photos I see of you...and they aren't old,either!! However, I am proud of you!! I struggle with my weight..ever since I quit smoking nearly 30 years ago!! I was a stick at that time..then gained nearly 30 lbs...which I lost about 10 and keep off (most of the time), but I would love to lose more. I exercise 3 times a week at the gym...have for years...recently I added a jog/walk program into my week...dreaming of being able to build up to running in a 5K one day! YES, i know you are thinking "she's so old"...but I'm gonna at least try it for awhile! Tonight..I started wk.3 of the program...it was rough..mainly cuz it's so danged HOT outside..but I hung in there!

LOVE those shoes. I told my hubs tonight I need to get some new aerobics shoes, cuz my class shoes have turned into my jog/walk shoes.

Have a great evening!! L, Dana

Ramona said...

Hi there ~

Good for you. I wish I could motivated. I am sure you will inspire me...thank you!

And....cute shoes!

Have a great day!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Kitty Scraps said...

Hey Miz Darlene,
I'm so happy for you losing 12 pounds! Pounds are hard to lose and easy to gain so I hope you're very proud of yourself! You have done what a lot of people wish they could do *smiles* Keep up the good work and know that I'm right there with you on the weight loss journey *smiles*

Lisa & Gerald said...

Love your new shoes..You are on your way with a great start..Way to go..Hope you have a wonderful day..Hugs...

Dawn said...

Good luck with your weight loss. I've been on weight watchers since March and have lost 40 pounds. (I still have a lot more to go.) I feel so much better.

Unlike you I have "reconnected" with my treadmill. It just sits and looks so lonely! I keep telling myself I need to get back on it, but I don't.

I'll bet the new shoes feel lovely to walk in.

Keep up the good work.

take care,
Dawn

Rambling Girl said...

Ooops I need to do this also...please send some of this energy you have to me also....Good Luck!

Got a question for you...where did you get the little bird feeder in your banner? I have looked for one around here and have not seen any of those kind.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Good for you, Darlene. I need to do the same and follow your example.

Lorrie said...

Good for you Darlene. Maintaining a healthy weight seems to be a battle that so many women face as the years go by. I wear a step counter every single day and have for several years now, making sure to get in a minimum of 10,000 steps daily 6 days a week. I walk daily and if the weather is too bad, I have a jogging trampoline that I pull out in front of the TV at night. This has helped me lose and keep off some pounds in the last few years. I know that I have to be vigilant though, because it just wants to creep right back if I'm not careful.

Believe me, I'm rootin' for you!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, that's wonderful Darlene- I need to get motivated to lose some weight before cold weather gets here, because I really pack on the pounds during the winter...
And I LOVE those new shoes!! I need some new walking shoes... hmmm- might have to find some of those!! ;)
I'm so happy for you- I know you'll reach your goal!