Tuesday, February 18, 2014


At work tonight I was chit chatting with one of my favorite customers and he told me he purchased a Fitbit.   I then plopped myself into a chair and  asked him a bunch of questions.   (It was super dead at work so I was able to take a load off )   

He said it comes in different colors, its comfortable to wear, takes literally 5 minutes to charge and it tracks your steps, calorie burned for the day,  your active calories and how much sleep you are getting through the night. I love new gadgets especially anything to do with health and fitness.  I think I will be purchasing one in the near future.   Or perhaps my lovely, handsome boyfriend could buy me one for my birthday  (hint, hint Rob)  Which happens to be next month.  

Do you own a Fitbit? If so do you like it?  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weigh in from Wednesday

Maybe I should eat more ribs ;). Or maybe because I was pretty good the rest of the week.  Down 2 pounds.  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Walking out of a plus size store feeling....

Our friend Ron, Rob and I went to Syracuse, NY for a 24 hour adventure.   We went to shop, watch a basketball game and have some good eats.   I have to say I absolutely loved the energy of the city and how passionate  they are about their sports.  Everyone at the mall was wearing Syracuse t-shirts and sweaters to cheer their team on. GO ORANGE!   It was nice to see a sense of community.   Don't get me wrong we have the love of Hockey here in Ottawa, Canada.  But the fans here are bit more scattered some love the Ottawa Senators other love the Montreal Canadian or Toronto Maple Leafs. 

 Basketball is not as big either.  We have a university team who  has won the Nationals numerous times and they have maybe 5000 fans at each game verses the 30 000 plus fans we attended on Sunday. 

I had a blast at the game and even purchased a t-shirt that said "Real women wear orange"  and of course I had to buy a foam finger which was probably a bad idea since I kept on accidentally knocking people with it. 

After the game we ventured  over to a restaurant called Dinosaurs it's known for it's BBQ Ribs and chicken.   I didn't eat much that day a bagel and cream cheese and an apple. So when 9 pm rolled around I was starving!  I have always been adventurous with food so I decided to try Fried Green Tomatoes.   It was delicious.  For my main course  I decided to have a half rack of ribs, coleslaw and fries.  ( I know not the best choice but it was my cheat meal)  Rob was getting the same thing and they had a sweetheart deal for a full rack and four sides with cornbread.  It was cheaper so why not?  When the food arrived my jaw almost hit the table the portions where huge!!! (Remember I work at restaurant, so I know portions)    I have had  Ribs before but everything was double in size from what I am use to.   I wish I would have taken a picture but of course my phone died.  Needless to say we had a great time and I think all three of us floated out there. I pretty much crashed when we got back to the hotel.  

The next day we woke up and did a bit more shopping.  Since I am still plus size with pants I decided to give Lane Bryant a try.  I headed straight to the jeans and this friendly sales women (she was probably a size 12)  came over to tell me the deals of the day.   I am a pear shape so boot fit is the best style for me.  The women saw I was looking at the boot fit slim and said "oh that would be a great fit for you, I was going to suggest the regular boot fit but Girl you have nice legs some women have larger legs so it would be too baggy on you!"   I just smiled and said "thanks"  meanwhile thinking to myself I don't think I have ever been complimented on my legs.  I went to check out some other items and headed to the change room.  I tried the size 18 jeans with a cute top and came out of the change room  to ask another sales lady if the jeans stretched a lot??  Sometimes you have to go down a size.  But she said they didn't  (Side note: I range from a size 16 to 18.  At my heaviest I was a size 24)  Then the first lady I had spoken to said "Girl you look great in those jeans.  You are so tiny!"   She made me feel like a million bucks.  I usually walk out of a plus size store feeling like a fat slob.   I don't know if she was being honest or just trying to sell clothes but either way I wish there were more women out there who made you feel that way. 

Thanks for reading!  

Photo: 24 hours Syracuse trip was a success!  #syracuse #foamfinger #basketball #goorange

Tomorrow is weigh in day hopefully the Ribs don't tip the scale!  




Saturday, February 8, 2014

Thinking of the positives

Last week I increased my water intake with my new fancy water bottle and I also tracked everything I ate and drank.   I was in the negative with my points for the week and gained 3.9 pounds. (it was also that time of the month)   It truly sucks to gain weight but I am trying to get back in the swing of things.  I am proud for staying committed with the Weight Watchers Program there has been so many times I just want to quit but I am too stubborn for that!   I know I will get to my goal weight by taking small baby steps in the right direction.   

I'm not sure if I have told you this but I love taking pictures :)  I decided to start an Instagram account just for this blog.  I will take pictures of all things healthy and motivating.  Anything that will help me get to my goal of being the fittest and healthiest I can be.   On my blog page I added a link or you can follow me @ trainingmyfat.  

I found this idea on Pinterest, people on my Facebook seems to really like the idea.  

 Photo: I needed some extra motivation and a visual for my weight loss.  So I made these cute jars.   To show what I have done and where I am going. #weightloss #jars #motivation

What do You do to keep motivated in your weight loss journey??