Coming Out of the Closet

Well, after a lot of thought, I’ve decided to come out.   Okay, before you have a coronary, not in THAT way.  Let me explain:
I got into a weight loss program at our local YMCA, and I’ve been hesitant to admit it or talk about it, because it’s the one area in my life I’m embarrassed about.  –Me?  Embarrassed?..Yeah, I know.  Hard to picture. 
I’ve decided to “come out” because I am who I am, flaws and all.  That, and MAYBE this can help someone else.  (Hopefully.)
Also, with my following description of everything, I may add commentary that sounds like complaining.  This is partly true, but also with my sense of humor I need to put things in a light where I can laugh at them so it’s easier to deal with them.  It’s the way I roll.  Please feel free to laugh with me; that’s what it’s intended for. 🙂

So, this means the following schedule which started this past week and will continue for the next 11 weeks:
Monday: 6:00a.m.-7:00a.m. Boot-camp / Work / Nutrition Class 6:45p.m.-7:45p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00a.m.-9:00a.m. Workout with my Trainer and small group
Wednesday: 6:00a.m.-7:00a.m. Boot-camp
Thursday: 8:30-10:00a.m. workout on my own
Friday: Work

With this new schedule (also referred to as physical torture with my sense of humor) includes a menu change.  A HUGE menu change.  We have gone from Pizza, Spaghetti, Lasagna, Fast Food, Burgers, Fried Food to the following:
Protein Bars, Vitamin Water, Bulgur Wheat, Quinoa, Spinach, Balsamic Vinegar, Fresh Veggies, Ground Flaxseed, Chicken Breast, Turkey Breast, Fish, 100 Calorie Packs, Fruit, Ezekiel Bread, Real Oatmeal.

Lessons Learned this week:
I have muscles hurt that I didn’t even know I had.
Protein Bars are now something I look forward to.
Food Cravings are EVIL!
What’s more Evil?– Prime Time Food Advertisements as I restlessly sit with my Diet Hot Cocoa.  It’s like Food Porn!!!!
Diet Hot Cocoa should have NEVER been created for how bad it tastes and I have no idea how the people that make it sleep at night!
100 Calorie Packs make me feel like I am cheating, and Yes, I’m only having 1 pack per time…not 1 box.
I’m disappointed that there’s not more screaming from my trainer.  I wonder what went wrong in my childhood.  LOL
Vitamin Water + Coffee = Peeing A LOT
Goat Cheese is Good
Hot Green Tea tastes BAD

At least this hasn’t been ALL in vain.  I have noticed changes in my body shape and I’m down 3 lbs, which isn’t bad for the 1st week.  I hope it continues!
Anyway, that’s all I got right now.  I’ll keep you updated!

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I’m Still The Only One Full of Hot Air

Yesterday we ventured to the Hot Air Balloon Rally.  Unfortunately, the balloons never left the trailers because the winds never died down enough.  However, we still had fun.  I deep-throated a Corn Dog, so the day wasn’t a complete waste. LOL

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Hubby and I enjoying the day

The Only Balloons we got to see all Day

We ate/drank enough calories for a week.  We had Corn Dogs and French Fries, soda, I had 2 alchoholic drinks, then we left and went to Arby’s for supper and then we had Cold Stone Ice Cream.  I had to force that Ice Cream down, but damn it was worth it.  There’s a new King of Ice Cream in the world.  Cold Stone is it.  It costs about as much as a whore, but you get the same amount of pleasure, so it’s a toss-up. 
I’m on a Watermelon cleanse today….I think that’s pretty self-explanatory.
Today is also quiet…trying to relax a bit, and hopefully catch some Nascar.   Tomorrow is back to work.