Monday, August 9, 2010

Random Stuff and Weight Loss Update........

  • First off, I want to thank all of you for the sweet comments about Lexi's performance.  She has read them all and was just beaming with pride.  These are some flowers four of her friends brought her when they came to see her perform.
  • We have really been enjoying some down time for the rest of the summer.
  • Lexi only has one more whole week of vacation before school starts.  She starts on Wednesday, August 18th.
  • This week one day we will be going to Denton, Texas to WaterWorks and Lexi is TOO excited.
  • Here are my two newest additions in my weight loss program - a pedometer and a slimmer belt.   
A pedometer keeps track of all steps you take throughout the day and the recommendation is to take 10,000 steps per day.  As you can see below that is definitely happening!
The slimmer belt - slims and trims appearance
flattens abdominals
provides back support
burns extra calories during regular workout 
I only wear mine during my work outs.
  • Finally, I have now lost 16 pounds.  I am finding a whole new wardrobe in my closet and I am feeling FABULOUS!
  Hope you are all having a wonderful day and have a great week!

41 comments:

Libby said...

You are doing great Darlene!! That is a wonderful feeling!!
Enjoy your week! We start back today:(

Marilyn said...

My word!! 16 lb is great! Way to go!! now I need to get motivated and lose my extra baggage. Enjoy your last week before school.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Darlene, kudos on the weight loss. You're a real inspiration. Despite exercising 4 - 5 times a week, I still can't loose a pound of the 10 I'd like to. Maybe I should try the slim belt???

Keep up the great work! Be careful, though, you may have to start shopping at the mall for a new wardrobe. But, that's not necessarily a bad thing, now is it??!!! :o)

duchess said...

Good for you! Wish I could say the same but I might have to work out to do that.;)
Hope your last week of summer is fun. We're starting school today - yikes! Better run.

Kerin said...

Congratulations on the weight loss, Darlene!!! You are doing great!!
Of course, we are all so happy for Lexi and the adventures that she has had! She is one talented girl!!
Enjoy the rest of the summer and have a great trip!!

Amelia said...

Hard work in losing the weight - but will be worth it in the long run.

School is here - where did the time go...the older I get the faster it flys.

Stay cool!

Carol said...

Wow, Darlene, congrats on losing 16 pounds!!!! Keep up the good work!!

Smiles,
Carol

Laura said...

Great job on the weight loss! And can you believe school is starting up again? Have a fun week!

SmilingSally said...

Darlene, you are toooo good! I am busy staying fat and happy and you are getting gorgeous.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on your weight loss...that's great! I have also loss weight lately and it does feel soooo good. I have gotten off track with it this summer, but hope to get back on track this week:) Take care and enjoy your trip with your daughter.

Blessings,
Linda

Lisa & Gerald said...

That's great news Darlene.. you are doing great..Way~To~Go

Joanna said...

Congrats on losing weight! That is fantastic. I've got to get into the exercise groove once the kids are back in school.

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~

Well done! You are motivating me!

Enjoy your last week of summer vacation...we'll be carving pumpkins before you know it! Yikes! PUMPKINS! Time flies when we are having fun...right?

Have a great week my Friend.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Shannon said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is awesome!

jennykate77 said...

16 pounds is AWESOME!!! Way to go! So glad that Lexi did so well at her performance! Hope you guys enjoy what's left of summer! I can't believe it's almost over!

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your weight loss, Darlene! Now if you loose too much you'll dry up and blow away as my mother used to say!! :)
Man, y'all have had one busy summer, haven't you? I'll bet our little Lexi is so excited to start back. She is an amazing young lady and your are a wonderful fabulous mommy! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow Darlene,
When you say you are going to do something you really do! 16 pounds is MAJOR!
When I used to run a health club I told people to imagine that 16 pounds in the form of butter... That's ALOT of butter-And 16 pounds is alot of extra weight that you no longer carry-So much easier on your joints!
Keep up the great work-You always look wonderful but now you are healthier and that is a good thing.

Love,
Me

linda said...

What...16 pounds already! I have been on Jenny Craig for 5 weeks and have only lost 6-7 pounds! You are doing fantastic!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
You are doing great with the weight loss. Congratulations.
I just left Lexi a comment below about her amazing performance.
Lindsay
x

JC said...

Oh my ... you are doing fabulous.

Stacey said...

You go girl!! You are inspiring me.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Gulp! I am stalled on the weight loss train. You know how you get to a certain point and that next level is so hard to reach? It's not as if we are on any diet so much as the diabetic thing. Combination of medication and watching the blood sugar; plus we are sweating out buckets. I am proud of you. Continued success! =)
★Linda★

Judi said...

Congratulations Darlene! Good for you and it does make you feel better in many ways doesn't it?

The pedometer looks like a really good one and you are doing the walking...

Have a wonderful vacation...enjoy and hope you can keep cool along the way.
*hugs*
Judi

Caren said...

Congratulations on your weight loss Darlene! That's fantastic!

HeathahLee said...

WOO HOO! Keep going, girl!

Lana said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! That's awesome! We start back to school on that same day!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Way to go Darlene!!! You are doing awesome! Hope you all have a blast in Denton! We are in the Smokies right now with our brood having a blast!

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Beautiful flowers from Lexi's friends! What lovely memories you will have of this Summer :-)
Congrats on the weight loss Darlene!! Enjoy your day at Waterworks... temps are in the 90's here again so a day at Waterworks sounds ideal :-)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Thanks for your lovely comment. In answer to your question, it's not very hot here. Our temperatures are in the middle 60's and occasionally in the low 70's. I actually love this kind of temperature. If you want to check/compare our climate I have a 'thingy' in my sidebar displaying our current temperature.
Lindsay
x

Manuela@TPOH said...

That's fabulous! My husband uses a pedometer and it's amazing how many steps you can log in just a normal day!

Manuela

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Awww, I just watched every single bit of Lexi's musical number...WOOZERS!!! That was fabulous. Lexi has talent just oozing out of her. You and the Mr. must be so proud. : )
And speaking of proud...congrats on all that weight loss. I'm working on that as well (before the Wedding). But so far have only lost about 9lbs. Better than nothing I guess. : )

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, Darlene- you are doing so good! 16 punds is awesome! And you're on the fast track with your new goodies- keep up the good work and have fun this week!

Ruth Ann said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! I wish I could lose about 20 lbs! I had a pedometer once, but it fell off during one of my walks. I need a new one that I am not going to lose! lol Let me know how the slimmer belt is, I've never heard of them! Have a great week!
-Ruth Ann

Southern Queen Bee said...

Congrads on the weight loss!!! Wow that is so hard for me during the summer, I drink so many more cokes. Yall enjoy your last few days of summer vacation, Missy

dana said...

I remember Denton, Texas, when my friends and I traveled to Canton!!! :)

Three cheers for you as you burn off the pounds!! One of my aerobics classmates has used that belt. I remember her showing it to us in class one night. It's TOO hot to be wearing that thing right now!!! :)

The pedometer is really a great tool! My hubby used that when he was going through cardiac rehab 8 years ago. Prior to his heart attack he was not into exercise. HOWEVER, he has been faithful ever since!! He hits the gym at least 5 times a week. I'm very proud of him!

Did you get the e-mail I sent you about the girls doing the jumprope exhibition?

Wish I had your pool to help me keep cool....does a Jacuzzi tub come close to counting? :)

Our area kids start school on the 18th, too!! OMG....it seems to be earlier each year. I remember that we didn't start until after Labor Day when I was a youngster. I think that was because of the farmers harvest schedule....I also think it makes more sense. The middle of August is brutal weather-wise.....it costs a lot to run those A/Cs in the schools. HOWEVER, they didn't ask me for my thoughts! :)

Have a great weekend!! L, Dana

Katie said...

Way to go. I don't have any energy to work out, but one day I will!! lol!! I can't believe how much Lexi has grown up in the last two years. She is awesome.

JEANNE said...

Hi Darlene, I intended to visit most of the day and it didn't happen. I had a Dr's appt. this AM and came home and slept the afternoon away. I must have worn myself out. HA! I like to forget my age!!!

Come see my pink post tomorrow and you will see what I did for Andrea while staying with her. Her bedroom had a makeover. Something we have planned for three years finally was accomplished.

Congratulations on your weight loss Darlene. I think you looked great before. Would you say exercise was the biggest factor in your success? Over the winter I put on 10 lbs and I want to drop that weight so much. Your new equipment sounds like it is working. I am so proud of you.

I'm happy that Lexi had so many wonderful comments about her part in the play. She is adorable and did great. I hope she has fun this last week before school starts. This summer flew by!!!

Have fun wearing your new/old wardrobe. Smile.
Love ya, Jeanne

JEANNE said...

Hi Darlene, Thank you for your detailed diet plan. I am so impressed with your dedication. I am going to try and follow in your footsteps...but not on a treadmill. I do not have one. We walk in the mountains and that is a workout with going up and down! We just have to be more dedicated about it. I haven't gained weight for several months but getting the extra 10 lbs off is not so easy. I am inspired by your success. Smile!!!

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Shell in your Pocket said...

Wow...16 pounds!!!

GREAT JOB-have fun wearing all your clothes!

sandy toe

Julie Harward said...

Way to go Darlene...awesome! I have missed you! :D

Christina said...

Way to go on the weight loss. 16 pounds is wonderful. I've never heard of a slimmer belt.

It looks like Lexi has had a great time this summer. You are one busy mom. I am amazed at all that you guys do. She is one well rounded young lady.