Ketching Up With Kiki

{May 25, 2010}   Day 1

Today officially began my life changing experience with Weight Watchers. I did well on points except for at lunch even though I ordered a sandwich on 100% whole wheat bread. I made up for it by using EA Active on the Wii. I did Day 1 of the 30 Day Challenge and believe me I am feeling it.
Overall I had a good first day. I didn’t cheat at all nor did I have sweets even though the brownies were calling my name.
Tomorrow my goal is to figure out how to stay in a low points range while eating out. I have a feeling this will be difficult.


{May 24, 2010}   Weight Watchers

I officially joined Weight Watchers today. The decision was not difficult considering pictures I saw of myself from over the weekend where I look like the Goodyear Tire Man. Ok maybe not THAT bad I mean I am my own worst critic. Anyway mom and I joined together and are going to support each other throughout the process. I am excited to get started and lose weight. Do I think it will be easy? Not at all, but I am willing to do whatever it takes to lose this weight and ultimately feel better about myself.

My Stats:
Starting weight: 191 (embarrased)
Goal weight by July 1: 175
Goal weight by August 1: 160
Goal weight by September 1: 145

My overall goal weight is to mantain between 135-140

Here goes nothing…

{January 5, 2010}   Goals…egh

1. Be Stable

I have only been on Wellbutrin for a few days, but I feel like my mind is racing and have honestly been crazy. I have wanted to snap on complete strangers because they are “idiots” the joys of working in retail.

In order to not lose the boyfriend and other good friends I have to get stable very quickly. I am going to start seeing a Therapeutic Therapist next week so that I can learn different coping mechanisms to deal with my anxiety/depression.

2. Eat Healthy

My boyfriend can eat like a horse and somehow manages to lose weight, boys make me sick sometimes. He does physical activity at work, but drinks Dr. Peppers like they are going out of style. Anyway I hate to say that I have more or less adapted some of his eating habits which did not help my weight gain situation.

I purchased $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook ( which is AMAZING. The cookbook has over 200 healthy and filling recipes that you can make for less than $5, the website also has recipes as well as tips and tricks. This cookbook is going to be my budgeting tool for the next semester of school.

3. Lose Weight

Right now I am at a whopping 193 pounds…just seeing those numbers make me cringe. I am 5’6 in height and weighing 193 puts me as “full-blown obese” as my gynecologist so graciously pointed out.

I plan to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. If I am able to lose 2 pounds a week I will be down to 150 pounds by June which would be amazing. To achieve these goals I am using an application on my iPhone called Lose It! Lose It allows users to search the food they are eating and then keeps track of calories for you. Lose It also tells the user how many calories they should consume a day in order to lose a set amount of weight each week.

I will be using the fitness center at my apartment complex and the one on campus to do both cardio and weight training. I will be using the elliptical machine, treadmill, and stationary bicycle for cardio exercises. For resistance/weight training I will head over to the fitness center on campus.

I will be uploading a picture of how my body looks now for accountability purposes in the near future.

{January 5, 2010}   New Year, New Me

Throughout 2009 I gained a lot of weight for no real reason. My eating habits had not changed much well not enough for me the gain 40 pounds. Needless to say I was extremely upset at the unexplained weight gain. I spoke to many different doctors including my primary care physician and an endocrinologist who both told me no medicine I was on would cause me to gain weight.

On December 31 I went to the female doctor, always a pleasant experience. My gynecologist has the worst bed side manner ever i.e. informed me I was full-blown obese, thanks a lot, but she is very well-educated and knows her stuff. As soon as she discovered I was taking Zoloft she knew exactly why I had been experiencing so many problems.

On January 1st I began my experience with Wellbutrin and started keeping track of how many calories I was consuming each day. It has been an experience so far and I look forward to seeing my progress.Kiki and Jack Jack

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