Friday, October 5, 2012

1 Week on Body by Vi check in...

Wt: 193.6 (-1 lb)

Waist:  39 (-2 inches)

Chest:  41 (no change)

Hips:  43 (-1 inch)

That is a total of 3 inches gone in one week!! Like I said before, I could care less what the scale said. I feel so good on this stuff that all of this is just bonus. :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 4

So far, so great!!!

My lack of posts can only prove that I am feeling great!! I have a TON of energy. Yesterday alone I ran 1 mile in the morning, hiked 2 miles in the afternoon (with a full pack), and still had energy enough to do an hour of Jiu Jitsu last night. That is just on top of my regular day of homeschooling, cleaning and running errands!!

I am waking up with SO much energy... and better yet... I am enjoying my evenings with the family with no nausea or headaches!! I haven't' felt this good in forever. As for my weight... I'm waiting for Friday to roll around so I can see what a whole week on Vi can do. To be honest.. I could care less what the scale says. Feeling this good is worth the money.

The shakes themselves are delicious!! My favorite so far is called the Butterfinger.


12 oz Almond Milk
2 scoops Body by Vi shake powder
2 tablespoons sugar-free-fat-free Jello Butterscotch pudding mix
1 tablespoon peanut butter
5 cubes of ice

This morning I had a peach one... yummy!

Needless to say, I am really enjoying my 90 day challenge.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Today is the Day!!

I am bouncing all over the place today. I know the UPS man doesn't get to this side of town until the late afternoon... but I can't stop looking out the window! Today, I get my Body by Vi shakes! I am super excited to start mixing up some yummy pina colada shakes.... or their peanut butter cup recipe!

As promised I took out the scale this morning and weighed myself.... took my measurements (no sucking in) and a very unflattering picture (but aren't all 'before' pics?) . But... I feel very positive this morning. I know that my mind is in a different place then it has been the past year. I know that seeing this through will be my change. I have a ton of support from my family at home... as well as my Jiu Jitsu extended family that push me 3 times a week.

The picture is of me in an old pair of "skinny" jeans that I wore comfortably 2 years ago. My goal at the end of my 90 day challenge is to be wearing these puppies again.

So... as my children would say....  'feast your eyes' :

Day 1 

Wt: 194

Chest: 41 inches

Waist: 41 inches

Hips: 44 inches

(I don't feel comfortable putting the 'before' pic up just yet.... but I will keep it for the 30 day comparison) 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Anniversary Colorado!!

This weekend will mark 1 year of living in Colorado. I have to say that it is one of the best places we have ever lived. It may have to do with the timing too. The kids are old enough to join in on things like sports and music... so we are constantly running around and having fun. The weather is bearable... so far no 10 foot snow mounds or 110 degree days!

 My daughter and her dog in the Colorado River

Since we have been here we have done things like hiking... mountain climbing... mountain biking and running.  I could have lost a lot of weight this summer had I given up food! (or at least not eaten so much of it!)

Waterfalls on our hike!!

Living here you can't help but enjoy life... I am ready for this 90 day challenge... mentally and physically. Its time I quit messing around and get down to business. 7 years of dieting, losing and gaining and losing and gaining... thats enough!!! 

Yesterday was a clean eating day with lots of water. I also had Jiu Jitsu last night and got to roll with a great gal from Southern California. She made me work hard! I left class drenched in sweat.. with a little bit of a limp and a tear... but it was all good! 

My shakes from Body by Vi have shipped and I am expecting to start my challenge on Monday or Tuesday! I will take my before pics and measurements and post them then!

Its time that I step out from behind the camera!! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Is anyone still reading here??

Well, I wouldn't blame you if you found someone knew. I mean, come on, 6 months without a new post?? Yikes!!

I will tell you right now.. it's like nothing has happened in the last 6 months. (not really, a million things have happened... but way too much to write about today!) I have gained and lost the same 5 lbs over and over again... but am still in the 190's. I have stopped juicing out of laziness ... but have signed up with my daughters in Jiu Jitsu. We go three times a week and am slowly getting my body back into fight mode.

One of the biggest things going on... and the reason I started blogging again... is my new 90 day challenge!!!  I am starting on Body by Vi. A program where you drink 2 shakes a day. The shakes are super nutritious and not only help you lose weight, but also give you the nutrients your body needs to give you healthy skin, nails and hair!

I have 45 lbs to lose and I know that if I can give it my all, I can do it in 90 days.

If you want to try Body by Vi... or just want to learn more about it... go here and watch the video or order it for yourself!

I am waiting for my order to arrive... but be ready for Day 1 photos and measurements :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Week 4 ....

I won't say that this week was a total loss... but I will say that my husband is a bad influence on me :)

This was his week off. I still juiced my breakfast, and for all those that have shown interest in it... it is totally worth it! But having a man in the house for lunch and dinner... well, I can't make a salad or grill up some veggies. Oh no, there has to be MEAT... and where there is meat, there are carbs. *sigh* So this week I stayed on track 1/3 of the time. Lunch and dinner was way more then it should have been.

Today, Hubby has headed back to work and I am detoxing once again. My cravings for bread and sugar are unbearable.. and yes, I have given in to them. Half a banana nut muffin and some small chocolate mints.

I am going back and forth in my head... "I'll start fresh tomorrow.... no, I should start NOW... but I've already ruined today, tomorrow I will be stronger.... I shouldn't wait or tomorrow will be harder" Yes, the battle in my head has gone on for hours now. When the weaker side was winning was when I ate the muffin and chocolates. When the stronger side was winning I managed to juice some delicious breakfast and a strawberry banana smoothie. Water has managed to completely disappear from my routine altogether.

I havent stepped on the scale, and I doubt I will,  for fear of seeing a gain. Tomorrow I am planning on taking a spin class in the morning to help burn the calories I've eaten today. :)

As for those that have asked what I am juicing:

Breakfast juice:

1 handful of parsley
1 handful of cilantro
1 cucumber
6 carrots
3 stalks of celery
1 apple
1 lemon


Afternoon snack (great for when your craving something sweet)

6 strawberries
1 frozen banana
1 juiced apple
1 tbsp chia seeds

(soak chia seeds in apple juice for 10 min. Then put everything into a blender and blend!)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Week 2

Starting WT: 192.6
Todays WT:  190.8  (-1.8 lbs)

Ya... I think I found my grove. Mostly it is thanks to my new love of juicing.

 Today, being a holiday, I allowed myself to stray from my 'norm' and enjoy some of the treats from today. This included:  2 mini snickers, 2 carrot cake cupcakes and 1 piece of razzelberry pie

Knowing that this is a quarter of what I would have eaten if I wasn't on the right track makes me comfortable with what I ate. The crud I ate, however, is making me very uncomfortable. I am already paying for it... oy.

I am still working on my way of thinking. Knowing now that I CAN have something but not WANT it is making a huge difference.. but this week I will also be learning to finish my day and not look back on it.

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in: forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson

This week is done and I am happy with what I did and learned. Today was a beautiful family day and I will be fine with what I ate. Tomorrow is a new day and I will face it full on and with all my heart.

(a pic from todays Easter fun)