Monthly Archives: September 2015

I Did It!!!

I completed a Taebo routine and I also got my behind on the elliptical for 25 minutes.  2 miles even in 25 minutes= 12 1/2 minute miles.  When I started I was doing a 15 minute mile.  Small steps to a better life.  Gonna mess around and actually get fine if I continue….I will settle for a waist.


Need sleep…


20 minutes :(

I was only able to get through 20 minutes of T3-Dedication.  I guess I wasn’t dedicated enough…pheh!  That one used to be the EASY workout for me a couple of years ago.  Age and lack of exercise does a ton of stuff to the body…I felt it throughout the entire 20 minutes I was huffing and puffing along.  Guess the little stints on the elliptical didn’t really improve my cardiovascular like I thought.


Not giving up at all.  Gonna go back to basics.  I can’t find the Taebo II Get Ripped Basic DVD on YouTube so I will share another basic one that I will also add into the mix.  The Original, circa 1999:

🙂 Billy in head to toe spandex. Yay! You know he has to be serious because of the spandex.

So…instead of mourning what I used to do I will just start over fresh.  I WILL finish a Taebo workout…

Enjoy Billy in all his sweaty glory!





One thing that I love about Atkins Induction for the first two weeks is the rapid weight loss.  I will be weighing myself every other day and posting the results (loss or gain) just to motivate myself to stay on course.  I almost made 3 miles yesterday…almost!  I ran out of steam just at the end.  I am slowly getting better with the elliptical.  I do need to start doing Taebo again.  I read that kickboxing (yes…Taebo is still kickboxing. Sweaty spandex kickboxing…) is an EXCELLENT way to burn the most fat.  I just need to find a way to incorporate Taebo into my daily workout.  The hour-long commute to work and the hour-long commute from work is killing the time that I could be using to exercise.  I guess I could do something after using the elliptical.  I have been eyeing my Taebo Extreme:

but it is an hour long.  Yes…that is the entire workout there for you to see.  I am going at this different way these days…if I can share the workout that I will be doing that day I will.  🙂  Sharing the wealth!  If I have to look at Billy in spandex so do you. 🙂

My eating is good and I cannot say enough about Costco’s Premier Protein.  That has been helping me with the carb cravings.  Pretty soon I won’t have that “gotta have bread” feeling.

Will be back!

801 posts!

I am hoping to make it to 1000 posts before the end of the year.  It took me 10 years to make 800 posts…now this one is 801.

So…it looks like I will be doing the Gym today after all…and maybe doing some floor work with Taebo later.  I noticed I was doing two workouts when I was getting back into shape.  I thought about the taking up smoking again and decided against it…I like oxygen too much.  Breathing is fun while on the elliptical. 🙂

I decided to quit Weight Watchers.  I just cannot lose any weight on that plan.  I tried the points system…then simply filling, then points.  The only thing I lost was money from my bank.  I guess I am one of those special people who just do not need too many carbs in their diet.  I did get the premium My Fitness Pal and was able to adjust my carb intake to induction levels.  I tend to post on that one more because it tells you the future.  It may not be accurate but I love that it tells you how much you could weigh in the upcoming weeks if you follow your plan.  If weight watchers did that I probably would have stayed.

I have a ton of  adulting to do today.  🙂  (That means I have to act like an adult)

Workout will be 35 minutes on elliptical

Taebo sculpt



A Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With…


Now why am I having such a hard time taking that first step?? It is driving me to distraction.  I’ve been stumbling, bumbling, and fumbling along.  Going to the Gym isn’t an issue…I am actually doing that on a consistent basis.  IT IS THE EATING. I cannot seem to control the eating part. That used to be the easy part for me, the eating.  I have never been one that needed to eat anything.  I would sometimes forget to eat and would look at food as fuel.  Now it is mindless eating (not tons of food…I cannot finish a plate of anything)…mindless eating of sweets.  I don’t even like sweets! Could it be a symptom of menopause?  Could it be the meds I am on?  I don’t know but I need to find out what it is because I truly miss having a waist. I’m shaped like a fecking apple!  I was even told by someone that they would prefer to date someone who had a shape…now THAT pissed me off. How his big ass even fixed his mouth to tell me that when we both have the same shape…round!  I made sure I told his “ugly as original sin” ass off. Also told him that I wouldn’t date him if my life depended on it.  It still stung a bit though.

I was reading past posts to get an idea of how I was eating.  It looks like very low carb with vegetables and some berries added.  I seem to be a big fan of Big Salads. Protein, protein, protein and BAM…SALADS.   Throw in some berries and that was what I would eat.  No alcohol at all.  That was easy to do when I lived alone.  I moved in with “Old English Speaker” (the Recent Ex) and found myself gaining weight since he drank every single day. I’m surprised he still has a functioning liver to be honest.  Dude could drink a 12 pack of beer a day…and he would drink a 12 pack of beer a day.  I guess when you are as bored with things as I was picking up drinking would be fairly easy.  It was.

I’m not bored and isolated anymore so I can stop the drinking with minimal effort.  Smoking….three years ago I was smoking like a train.  It seemed to keep the weight off me and my biggest complaint was getting out of the 160s at that time.  I am now smoke-free and I am trying to get out of the 180s.  I seriously might consider taking up smoking again.  CONSIDER! Before anyone says anything…I just really want a waist again.

I am not that simple to really start up with the unhealthy things that I used to do that kept me skinny.  I am just brainstorming what it is that I was doing that I am not doing now.  I just had a A-HA moment…


I was doing taebo 6 days a week.  So…I will start incorporating it into my routine and start doing it twice a week.  Tuesday and Thursday.  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be gym days.  Saturday will be my lagniappe day.  Could be taebo, could be gym, could be yoga and stretching.

I need to do something….that is all I know.  I am a pre diabetic and do not want to become a full blown diabetic. I’m not good with shots.



WOOT WOOT!BETTER THAN 194.6….I thought I was going to pass out when I saw that 194.  Now…187 ain’t exactly light but better than what the doctor told me.  That was my weight when I woke up this morning.

No one really believes I am that weight either because I carry my weight in my chest and in the stomach.  I have become well versed at the art of camouflage dressing.  I know how to dress my body in such a way I actually look taller and thinner.  It’s an art and it is something that I picked up over the years of my fluctuating weight and being vertically challenged like I am.  Vertically challenged, Rob?? Yes, I discovered that I am actually 5’3″ (found out this year) when I thought for the longest time I was 5’4″.  I look obviously shorter than my son Jay and my Ex Geo.  My daughter Lo…well she inherited my vertical challenge…she is only 5’0″ so I feel tall next to her. 🙂

Okay…okay…how did the elliptical go, Rob??

I am getting better at the elliptical.  I only paused a total of 2 minutes while I was working out.  I guess the thought of being 194 just motivated me to run away from this fat butt I am carrying.  2.6 miles in 35 minutes…that is good for me since I usually stop and stop and stop…trying to do things like breathe, unlock the old hip, more breathing, and wiping all the sweat out of my face.  I also people watch…it helps with the workout because I am fascinated by some of the people who go into the gym.  Most of them are the younger girls.  They don’t sweat…EVER.  They walk in wearing coordinated clothes and walk out just as fresh looking as they walked in.  I saw one sitting on a bike doing just that…sitting on the bike.  She would pedal a bit then stop, check her phone, look around and then pedal a little more.  Geo saw one just taking selfies.  That aggravates me since I am in there to work and they aren’t. They are walking around there with their little figures in crop tops just sitting around looking cute.  When I had the body to do that back in the day I still went to the gym to sweat like a pig.  That meant I was working.  I know it shouldn’t bother the heck outta me but it does.  I also like the guys that workout in shorts, dress socks and crocs…OH…and the every so popular shower cap. I always have an interesting gym experience I have to say that.  My plan is to go for 3 miles in 45 minutes.  I think I can do that just not sure I have the stamina to do 45 minutes.  I will try for 40 with a 5 minute cool down see how far I will get.

I’m planning on leaving work early today so I will probably try to do a 30 minute Taebo toning workout and then do the cardio of the elliptical.  Bringing up that stamina slowly but surely.


…now that is WITH shoes on, in the middle of the afternoon, fully dressed.  The doctor will not let me take off my shoes to weigh myself…but still.  I don’t know of any shoes that weigh 14 pounds.  I am obviously back again do-gooders and it is the same Bat-Subject…my life, weight loss, my life again, and menopause.  Yep…my body decided at 45 that it would start doing the Menopause Mambo and now at 46 I am in full-blown Queen Komaya-maya Biotch menopause.  That means weight gain, bitchiness, more weight gain, no fecking waist, and becoming a hottie (hot flashes…those suck ass).  I still feel like I am a youngster…I sure act like a youngster, just have some uncontrolled sweating and bitch fits every now and again.  Actually, the hot flashes were like labor pains…coming every 15 minutes lasting about a minute or two.  The longest, uncomfortable, miserable minute in the world!  I literally wanted to peel off my clothes…not a good idea when you are sitting on a full plane with a sleepy pilot in a hot ass leather jacket sitting next to you. Man!  I wanted to punch him in the face for sitting next to me…GRR. Another symptom of menopause is wanting to punch people in their faces…all the time.

So why in the name of all that is menopausey did you get on a plane, Rob?  🙂

Things have majorly changed again in my life.  I no longer work for the Coast Guard…I am now Navy!  I am no longer in Juneau…I am HOME!  Home is a quaint little town named New Orleans.   I’m single…again.  I have a bad habit of picking the weirdest people sometimes…the last one spoke like he was back in the Victorian Era!  He would say things like “trollop”, “harlot”, “woman of ill repute”, “cuckolded”  yeah those were in a email he sent me.  I am by no means any of these things…our relationship turned to a roommate situation.  We lived together like friends with no benefits…well, it was friends with no benefits.  🙂  He has my baby cat Rexi…which is good since Rexi bonded with him and they seem to fit well.  I know that I will not have to worry about anything happening to him.  So it is just me and Otis, my pug.  I wasn’t giving up my pug at all…he goes everywhere I go.  Funny little critter too…I will be writing about him as well.


The plan is to dump my brain daily to help me lose weight.  I have been doing this (blogging on and off) for about 10 years now and if you look back at my past posts you will see that I have already lost weight before doing Atkins and Taebo.  I maintained for a long while until the menopause kicked in and suddenly I am shaped like my grandmother.  I’m still fabulous…but apple shaped.  Things will be a little different since I am now a decade or so older…going to follow Weight Watchers Simply Filling (salads and crap) plan along with Atkins.  I’m going to go to the Gym at least 5 times a week on the elliptical and I will TRY to get my ass out of bed to do a morning light Taebo workout.  I got bursitis in my knees (BURSITIS! HOW OLD IS THAT??) so I need to take it easy on myself with high impact workouts.  I know this can be done again just need the accountability of writing everyday and with the help of my Ex (The Hero…now just Geo…we are friends and getting along. WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT?)…Geo…I think I can do this.  If anyone can piss me off it would be him.  BUT…he has been in my life since I was 19 and the man knows how I think and which buttons to push to make me motivated to murder, death, kill the fat on my ass.  It can be done…just slow going.

Have a elliptical workout to prepare for…will be back later this evening to report that I am worn out, tired, and sweaty. 😛


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