Thursday, December 27, 2012

December weigh in not so good ....

Well I had my weigh in today and I gained a pound.. Am I going to let it get me down ????HECK NO ... I will press on and lose the weight.. My goal of hitting 250 by the new year is a big challenge right now but I got 4 days to drop this weight . It really helps to have an encouraging coach (Krista Blanton) .. And having my friends and family encourage me is great. Although recently I am beginning to think I must of been one ugly person before I lost the pounds due to so many people telling my mother they didn't know how pretty I was... Lol...
Through Christmas it has been a challenge but I didn't even have one cheat..even when Geoffrey made my favorite peanut butter balls . And my cousin Misty made Oreo balls .. I think they were trying to break me.. But I survived with just my idealprotein foods. As 2012 comes to a close and 2013 begins I am going to set a resolution of staying healthier ..I successfully kept my last year resolution of no more of the best choices I ever made.. No looking back my future is bright and I'm pressing on ..

Thursday, December 6, 2012

My worst weigh in yet

Well this week was the worst week I've had since I began the diet.. I put on 2.8 pounds but I know why so I'm not going to let it get me week I need to loose 8.8 pounds ..

Monday, December 3, 2012

New pics

Here are my most recent pics with the first pic of April ...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Week 33 weigh in

Well after a week on steroids and antibiotics , I still managed to weigh in and be 10.8 pounds down .. That makes it a total of 153.4 pounds since April and lost over 50 inches ..for the first time in my adult life I am under 275 pounds ... I have 6 more pound to lose to meet my next personal goal ..
I have also been doing a lot more work around the house getting fix it projects done something I could not of done so easily 5 months weigh in pics soon ...

I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me ...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving weekend

Well my first thanksgiving on the diet and it wasn't bad at all...for dinner I has turkey wraps with romaine lettuce , red and yellow peppers, tomato and sea salt with mashed Rutabaga ...awesome meal... Pumpkin spice zuchini bread ...all in all it was a filling meal and no cheating .
My official weigh in will be Thursday.. Hopefully the scale will be nice like my wii fit .. According to the wii I am down around 5 pounds but nothing official til I see krista to weigh in ..this week will be new pictures taken..
On another note I have now gotten smaller then my husband who has lost around 70 pounds..almost time to shop for clothes again my 18 jeans are getting loose now as well..
This week my baby boy turns 7.. So we are actually heading to dollywood for the Christmas lights ..might try to ride the wild eagle or mystery mine thunderhead , blazing fury...who would of thought losing weight would make you stupid enough to ride roller coasters ... But that what you do when you got kids..

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A lot on my mind...

Well this week could end up bad for me.. I got sick and now I'm taking predisone which causes me to gain weight usually so I'm not going to get down hearted if I gain this week.
This week so far I have actually gotten outside and put the gutters back up on the house which is something I could if never done before the idealprotein diet..there is a lot of house jobs that need to be done around here so now I can get busy doing them.i also read a good book this week called choosing forgiveness.. I really needed to read this book it answered a lot of questions but also made me do a lot of thinking . I know stress doesn't help with my weight loss journey so I'm trying to get a lot of things straightened out in my mind so the future can not be shadowed with the past.losing the weight was the first big push to deal with the past.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Down again

Well at my weigh in today I am down 6.4 pounds.. That's a total of 143.6 since April 12 ,2012.. Today for the first time in my adult life I shopped at jcpenneys . I bought size 18 jeans and xl shirts. It was great to shop with my mom at a store that was a plus size store.
Since jan of this year I am down 164.6 pounds .. By the end if 2012 I will be down another 15.6 pounds which would put me at 250 pounds..after that point I will determine what weight I want to be ..
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me... This is what I say to myself everyday ..

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Weigh in for 29 weeks

Well I actually weighed in yesterday losing another 4 pounds .. For the first time since I began I wore jeans to weigh in so it added around a pound and half . So I lost a little more but that's ok.... Me and my coach think I can hit a small personal goal of being 250 by the end of December that's 8 weeks to lose 22 pounds.. Once I hit that goal then I'm going to start thinking of how small I truly want to go..since in my whole adult life I have never been under 270.
I have began singing more at church it is amazing how you can have a talent and lose it in a heartbeat..after my thyroid surgery I figured music was no longer for me but by the grace of God I been able to sing..
Next week the Blanton weight loss clinic is doing an open house.. I am going to speak at it . Maybe something from my experience can help someone decide to lose the weight..I know when I decided to lose, one of my adoption group friends was my inspiration. Thanks Charlotte . You will never know how you have helped me ..
On another note, I had to shop again to buy some clothes .. For the first time I my adult life I got size 18/20 jeans.. That's a big deal for me considering I was in a 34/32 back in April ..I've posted a few new pics of my new outfits ...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yeah I hit my little goal for October.

Well I weighed in this morning on the Wii and I have manage to get under 275... I try to set reachable goals very month to ouch myself to continue to lose the weight.. I officially weigh in tomorrow instead if Thursday this week. So then I will have an official total of weight loss..

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New pics

This a pic of me in April when I began idealprotein .. And one of me at my last weeks weigh in ..

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Weigh in week 27

Well weigh in today went well I am down another 10.8 .. So at 276.6 I will meet my own little goal of 275 by the end of week is picture day again .. And will be my 7 month on the diet .. Hoping for a big number next week ...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thinking I got my voice back

Well tonight at church I sang a song for my mother.. I hadn't sang since I had my thyroid removed .i think when I was so heavy it was pulling the scar inside my throat which made it impossible to sing..when I sang tonight it didn't hurt at not only has idealprotein and Blanton weight loss clinic given me back my health ... They have also given me back my voice ..thank you God for sending them
Into my life..

Friday, October 12, 2012

Dieting an vacation

Well this has been our first week long vacation since I began the idealprotein .. This has been a pretty easy week.. I guess the only big issue has been eating at odd hours. At home I try to eat around the same everyday but here it is impossible.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

First day of vacation

Well today went ok.. Started off heading the wrong direction this morning and drove 40 extra miles. Got to dollywood heard a great gospel group the McKameys . Went on a few rides , I actually rode the Tennessee tornado a roller coaster I haven't rode in at least last 12 years .when I would come to dollywood in the past I never could ride any rides I was to I am able to ride things I never thought imaginable due to my weight.. My goal is to be able to ride the new eagle roller coaster by the end of our vacation...also we went to the water park here at the resort and I actually got in the water in a swimsuit... And I had to buy a new swimsuit which is a size 18 .. Who would of ever dreamt I would wear an 18 after years of having to wear sizes 30 and 32 ...the down side to it is this swimsuit isn't going to fit for long..

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Back on track

Well today I weighed in on Tuesday instead of my usual Thursday but still I lost 3.2 pounds ..

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Well my head continues to hurt and my blood pressure is still running low, but I press on..I am still down 140 pounds since January 2012. So that is still a great accomplishment.. I still have remained true to the diet and not cheated.. Although my weight loss has slowed down for the moment. This past week was my 24 week so new pictures got taken. I will share them once my coach gets them to me .my own small personal goal is to be down another 15 pounds by the end of October. I try to set small achievable goals for myself as I am on this weight loss journey ..

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Getting some answers

Well for the past few weeks my blood pressure has been really low..went to the doctor had some bloodwork and found out my TSH level was way to high. My doctor explain to me that with my hormones out of whack my weight losss might be slowed down . I believe him due to my weight being at a Stand still.. I'm not letting it stop me . I will press on and continue my idealprotein diet. The doctor changed my synthyroid amount from 300 mcg to just 250 mcg now..once they get my TSH levels straightened out. I'm pressing on with my goal to lose weight .

Thursday, September 13, 2012

22 nd. Week weigh in

Well I am down another 5.8 pounds .. Which means I am down 119 pounds
But to show how much I've lost since jan1st of this year I am going to use a photo to show what it compares to...

I have lost a whole person 140 pounds

Monday, September 3, 2012

Totals so far for the last 20 weeks

So far here is the totals I have lost in 20 weeks...
11 inches in my chest
1/2 inch in my arm
11 1/4 inches from my waist
10 3/4 inches from my hips
5 inches from my thigh
For a grand total of 38.5 inches
I am also down 108.8 pounds ..

Friday, August 31, 2012

Just some thoughts

Well as many know I had my utility trailer stolen back on Father's day. It has been a challenge getting things done so that we could get it back from the pawn shop. We had to deal with two different police departments . And neither were very helpful at times. At one point we even had to make contact with a representive of our state to get any info. After months of frustration and tons of unanswered phone calls I had it one day and posted a Facebook status stating how I felt about how things. were going. Unaware that a whining cop would call the detective handling the case and the detective would call me at home at 10:30 at night from the station to question my Facebook post. At first I was angry about it and finally deleted anyone linked to the cops wife was had cried to the detective. Ironically the next day I got to go pick up my trailer (had I know the power of Facebook I would of posted my opinion the day after he called and said he found the trailer then We could of moved my cousin back home without renting a truck)..I truly thought there is a freedom of speech.. I didn't know that you can't have opinions on places or people.i didnt say anything out of line or use inappropriate words... But now more then ever I feel it wasnt right the detective calling me at home .. I don't know him personally and he definitely isn't one of my fb friends.

Friday, August 24, 2012

100 pounds down in 19 weeks

Well I finally hit a small personal goal I had set for myself.. I had wanted to be down 100 pounds on the idealproteiN diet by my anniversary on Saturday August 25. I am extremely happy with this diet. I have been able to accomplish great weight loss and be healthier along he way. I have dropped 10 inches in both my waist and my hips. Now for my next personal goal . To be out o the 300 by the end of the month.. I will be ok if I don't meet my goal but I'm really trying to succeed. Thanks again to my coach and her husband who introduced me to this diet ... If interested please check out blanton weight loss clinic at, there is a link to the idealproteiN diet there ..

Friday, August 3, 2012

16 weeks and 91 pounds gone......

well yesterday was my 16 week weigh in ..i am down an amazing 91 pounds..that means i have lost more then 1/4 of myself since jan.1,2012. totaling 112 pounds down.....i have lost 37 inches with the 91 pounds....gotta love life..
on a different note not related to my weight loss..i just feel like writing and so i choose to do it here....
today on my facebook i received a message from someone i went to school with that was blasting me for deleting him..although i dont have to defend myself i really feel i want to write something..i have been deleting people who use excessive profanity and put  almost porn pics.( i have a 21 yr old daughter i do not allow her to have friends on her facebook who use profanity and post nudity or almost nude pics, to me i would be a hypocrite if i left my friends do it on my page)..which is why i deleted him..he thinks because he chose not to support Dan Cathy and his statement is why i got rid of him..
I am  born again christian. I have been raised by christian God fearing Parents .their love for God has taught us to Love i regret my upbringing ...NO....i grew up in what is know as the bible belt of the united clarify i have family and friends of all shapes ,sizes,religions,drinkers, drug users, hetero and homosexual. i have friends who are of every walk of life..i know and have friends who look at porn, sleep around,abuse their spouses, cheat on their spouses,support their kids, walk away from their kids with no support...Does that mean i have to like everything everyone is doing????NO..does that mean i am against them and everything they do???NO...Does that mean i hate them????NO...there are people out there who thinks having child pornography is fine....does it make it right just because they choose to think it is fine....NO. At no time in this world will everyone agree on everything. Do we not have soldiers who have fought for our freedoms since the beginning of the united states, that gives us the right we have our own opinions and beliefs.
I will always be proud of who i am and what i am....if people want to think i am brainwashed then thats their opinion .i dont go out here and bash anyone for their beliefs but it appears i do not get the same respect from people.if anyone if offended by me stating i am a christian then please do us both a favor an unfriend me.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Not a good week but it was ok

So I weighed in today and only lost 3.6 pounds .i guess all in all it wasn't a bad week...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Week 14 weigh in....

Well today I weigh in my 14th time since I began on the idealproteiN diet. Hoping for a good number but I take whatever .. The scales don't lie .. Lol... I know my weight goes up and down as the week goes along , but as long as I am moving in the right direction everything I do is worth getting rid of the pounds..
Alot of people been asking me what am I doing to lose weight
. All I can say is I found a diet that works for me .. When they hear of my results they are amazed but when the hear the cost they quickly say that it is expensive.. How much is living a healthier life worth to a person.. To me it is not a great price to pay to be able to enjoy my family and do more with them. Here is what I tell most about the cost of my diet I'm on .. My example of a typical day out with my boys is usually breakfast at McDonald's which would include a value meal of steak , egg and cheese bagel with a hash brown and coke.. I know real healthy right. $5.50 aleast for breakfast. Lunch would be a value meal at a fast food place of a burger fries and coke $6.50 or more. And dinner usually KFC or some other restaurant which means I would spend easily 10 to 15 dollars. Plus all the soda I would drink and junk every day.. Joining this diet has added years to my life. The cost of $90.00 a week for my food isn't a great amount when you figure out what you are not spending on junk anymore.
Well at the weigh in today I lost another 8 pounds..

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Today was a big day

Well today when I woke up I decided that I would weigh in and see what it says... I turned on my Wii and it actually didn't tell me I exceed the weight limit... Now I can play on the Wii with the kids.. I am now down 103 pounds since jan 1. I have gone from a 32 pants size to a 22/24.... My husband and family says they see a change in me not just my weight but I am more out going .we had a church meal today and I did well not eatting any of the food.. This diet is so easy and the results I have had are great..

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I missed it by 2 pounds :(

well today i just missed my 79 pounds target.. i missed it by 2 pounds..i will be down 100 pounds when i weigh in next week....that will be since the first of the year..on the idealprotein diet i should be losing 3 pounds a week , which would be 39 pounds to date.. but i am blowing it away pics to post soon...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

week 13 weigh in on thursday

this week is actually my 13 week on the hoping to reach a 79 or so weight loss total when i weigh in this week..that would put me to a 100 pounds since jan 1,2012...

Monday, July 9, 2012

No weigh in til thursday

Well last week there was no weigh in .. It was my 12 week on the idealproteiN diet..hopefully by Thursday I will be down at least 79 pounds on this diet which will make my over all weight loss total a 100 pounds ..this week will be more pictures to compare my journey ... T

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Down again

Well I weigh in again today .. After my lousy weigh in last week .. I actually lost 5.4 pounds this week. So that's 90 pounds since January 1st.. And 69 pounds in 11 weeks...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

No a good day for me

Well today I weighed in and gained .8 of a pound. I know what causes the weight gain but none the less it bother me. I been really good not to cheat and I don't want to stop losing.i did however lose 1.75 inches

Monday, June 18, 2012

Taking one day at a time

Well tonight was our first night of VBS .. Usually I hang out in the kitchen drinking kool-aid and eatting peanut butter and ritz crackers. Not this year. I am able to be there and drink nothing but water.. Seems my
Mindset is on healthier me. The temptation isn't even there. I truly for the first time in a long time know I can meet my diet goal and be healthier. I weigh in again on thursday I am really hoping for a big number but even a small one is better then gaining .

Saturday, June 16, 2012

IdealproteiN diet

On April 12 I weighed in at 409.4 pounds.. The first week I lost 11.6 pounds. On 4-26 I lost another 6.6 lbs.
5-24--5.4 lbs
5-31--4.6 lbs
Total of 64.6 lbs in 9 weeks.. Average 7.1 lbs a week.. On the idealproteiN diet the average is between 3-5 pounds a week...the picture are me at 8 weeks.
4 weeks
And week one

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Brief intro about this blog and my struggle

Well as most people know I have been over weight my whole life.. About 6 years ago or ao I had a total which my weight got heavier quickly.after adopting my two young sons , I have tried all kinds of diets but nothing seemed to work for me.i struggled with my weight excessing 400 . Then one of my online friends inspired me to try to lose the weight. At the beginning of 2012 I was at my maximum weight 430 pounds.i was dianosed with type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea ,and literially my body was trying to shut down when I layed down to doctor had told me that if the cpap machine didn't help I would need a trach to sleep at night.. So I began my weight loss journey again jan 1,2012..I stopped drinking soda and cut down on bread and potatoes. By doing that I dropped 21 pounds..then my cousin told me about a weight loss seminar he was hosting. So on April 13,2012 I began my journey with idealproteiN diet. This blog is going to be a blog to chart my success. And thanks to my coach Krista Blanton and Blanton weight loss clinic I will meet my goal of weight loss and a healthier life...