Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weighing In...starting weight.

So there I have it...i'm back at my starting weight and I feel great! I know probably real hard for people to think how I can feel great about being back at my start...well I feel great because this is a new beginning! I am super happy about this weeks challenge as well because it co insides with my promises to my team... So today I am off to my buns and bellies class then back home for a quick change and then off to work...I have my lunch so no need for rushes.

Okay on a different note I wanted to ask my team if anyone of you have heard about the Acai berry supplement...or should I say diet pill? Anyway I ordered this pill and it's partner a colon cleanser...Don't get me wrong I am not usually a fan of diet pills in fact I hate them...In fact I've never tried them. I guess its due to my thyroid condition. I looked to see if there were any known side effects and so far none....But if you girls have heard of any negatives to this new fad...please let me know.

Of course I will let you all know of my journey on these pills...wish me luck!

Have a great Healthy day and Congratulations on your loses!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The ups and ups

So this week has not been my best week as far as blogging...I have been super busy with work. I have not gotten in too many workouts BUT this week will be different. I have signed my husband up for the gym so now we can go together when he is in town. Super excited about that. I have gained weight again so don't be shocked tomorrow if you see the number going up instead of down...

Today I ate a bagel for breakfast with some laughing cow cheese (light). For lunch a bratwurst w/out the bun and no condiments...with a grilled chicken salad with dried cherries, goat cheese, and walnuts on romaine lettuce...super yummy! (bought it at target). Any who I have a workout date with the hubby as soon as I get out of work which means no skipping out on workouts. Then when I get home I am going to make pasta (wheat; no yolks); with meat sauce (lean ground turkey) and sauce (low on sugar and sodium). I've made it before so...I can say its good...

Not happy about the weight gain but I am no longer going to focus on my negative thoughts..I need to think positive to get positive results. Oh and I also have to make an appointment with a doctor to check my thyroid levels because I think they may be off again..I've been feeling tired even after my eight hours of sleep...crazy I know...I have to take care of my condition...

A couple of promises that I am going to make to my Team:
1. Drink more water; I do not drink enough
2. Get in @ least 3 workouts starting today..this week
3. Blog @ least 4 days out of the new week; starting tomorrow.

Ok you all have a great day and oh..make it a healthy one!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Feel Great about yesterday

So yesterday I went to the gym and well I ate ok...but I didn't surpass my caloric intake...so if I keep it up I can keep losing weight. Today I have a busy day but I packed my gym tennis and gym clothes so that when I leave work I can go to the gym...well that's my plan anyway..Did not pack lunch today so...wish me luck on that. Some people from the same company as I will be in town and well you all know how that goes...you eat when you get the time to. I hope to get out early enough..then maybe if we get some things done I will take them to town for a night out...Anyway we'll see.

Changing the subject I'm going to do the survey for the challenge but I am not sure how I email it to Sheila...I guess I will figure it out..Ok you all have a great healthy day!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Looks like one good day two bad ones...

It really looks like I have a good day then two bad...of course this has a lot to do that when my hubby is home I want to be home with him. When he leaves again like today I will go work out, eat healthy, and feel good. So needless to say I'm back...well at least until by hubby is back...but I have a plan...I am going to sign my husband up at the gym...yup...now we can spend time together and be healthy...we love bike riding but sometimes weather does not pemit. So how do you like my plan?

I feel totally big and I hate feeling this way..but I need to focus on being healthy and not how much weight i've gained...

About the challenge I am going to take part in the survey and I really like the idea of the party but I need to buy a dining table first...lol. So I wish you all a healthy day!!

Off to the gym now...doing the buns and bellies class...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Week 4: Day 1

Today I woke up congested and feeling icky but I weighed in and I weigh 194.6 lbs...I've gained... .6 since the beginning of the challenge...I will say that I did a cycling class yesterday and today I will work out as well...I ate a wheat bagel for breakfast with egg and turkey ham...and one slice of cheese...for lunch well I don't know yet but I will make a healthy choice..I need to get back on track because when I started this challenge I lost 3 lbs and now look I gained .6 lbs...and all because I have not been making healthy choices for all three meals...So something I'm excited about tomorrow there is a 5k run at the university in town...I'm signing up and so is my hubby...yay! I can still run...I think but I sure will try besides I'm not there to win the thing just participate...

You all have a great healthy day and Congratulations on the weight loss!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dreading Weigh-In

So I haven't been completely good this week but I haven't been horrible either...The truth is that I haven't worked out at least six times a week and I definitely have not been eating healthy meals three times a day..in fact I have had at least one bad meal a day...unfortunately it is my dinner meal...Ugh! No excuses...I know...I'm sure it will reflect on my weigh-in tomorrow because I weighed myself today and I am up to 196 lbs! I'm thinking what the hell is it going to take...what is wrong with me?? I like working out...I really do but I just don't know what the problem is. The worst thing is that I can see it in my clothes...the wieght gain I mean...eeew...not sexy to see my fat roll over my jeans...I really need to get a grip.

I definitely don't want to make promises but I am going to really try this week..starting today!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Eating...eating...eating...

I realize that eating healthy is the only real way to lose weight in my case and exercising is well of course that too! Yesterday I ate a wheat bagel with peanut butter for breakfast along with a coffee...then for lunch I went with my girls Desi and Lisa to Arbys for a turkey sandwich with a diet peach tea...Then for dinner I killed my day with some wings from buffalo wild wings...I know I know after Zumba and all...

So today I had a cup fat free yogurt with half an apple, 20 grapes, and one whole banana..yummy...this with my coffee...for lunch a spinach and apple salad and wheat noodles with turkey ground meat and tomato sauce....

So wish me luck and make sure that you ladies have a wonderful HEALTHY day!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Challenge @ Hand

I guess I was not understanding the challenge...but it is only for the weekend...well then I am still in the game..I am going to Zumba class @the Y then..come home and do some chores...yay! for me! SO have a great weekend and keep yourself healthy...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Week 3: Day 4

Hello Everyone!! I'm back from my short trip but long drive...I did not work out on Wed. or Thur. and I work today until I don't know what time so...I hope to have the energy and will power to work out today...I didn't make great choices while I was gone but I wasn't stuffing my face all day...Ok so today I packed my lunch and made myself some breakfast so...way better than eating out because that gets old...I'm invited to a party tonight so I will try not to make a fat ass out of myself...Wish me luck ladies and I hope to add mileage to the challenge of the week..

Have a great HEALTHY day you all!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Week 3: Day 2

So yesterday I didn't work out but I wasn't a complete fat ass...so all in all I am back to 193 lbs...I know I have a long way to go!! But this week is going to be crazy...I have to travel due to company business and even though I am packing my tennis to run I can not be certain that I will do it...but I am going to try...I will not work out today either but I will try and make healthy choices..except for my coffee..starbucks...(a million calories I know) but I have it with soy milk and no froth or whip...I am eating my kashi cereal with one banana for breakfast..so I am still off to a good start.

Okay I want to say thank you to all of you for being sooooo supportive...I do not want to continue on this down hill so I will think positive and bring positive things into my life!! Again thanks!

You ladies have a great healthy day and I will try to post on Thursday night...wish me luck!

Oh yea and I think I am going to do this weeks challenge!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Week 3: Day 1 - Lesson Learned

Today was horrific...I weighed myself and I weighed in at 194.8 lbs...I really thought that it was going to be worse because I weighed myself last night and it was higher...I have been so bad for two days prior that I'm sure ladies even noticed I didn't post my food log...enough said. I wasn't completely inactive though but I guess the intake was way more than calories burned...Ok that's it...I refuse to weigh more than my first weigh in...this is crazy...I am getting back on track...enough of the talk and I will take action!

I feel so bad because instead of helping my team out I copped out to save them from my gain...won't happen again...I hope.

I still want to be a perfect weight of 160 lbs...I really really do!

Have a good healthy day you all!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Week 2: Day 6

About this weekend well Sat. was good and so was Sun. Did I eat the healthiest? No but I didn't make a complete fat ass of myself. On Sat I worked out here at the apt. for 45 min. and I played a softball game with co-workers....and can I just say that was awesome!! So today after work I am going to do my muscle pump class and then I will come home and maybe go ride the bike with my hubby...yay!! For breakfast I ate a whole wheat bagel with one slice of cheese with turkey ham and 1 whole egg...Super yummy...you know talking about eating I have converted my husband in with some of his eating choices...for example I eat ham in my bagelwich but he eats bacon...I took his pork bacon away..and replaced it with turkey bacon...and he likes it! So there you have it I've converted my hubby who is a junk food addicted...he also eats salads now too. But enough of him...going back to the challenge at hand...I'm not sure I lots anymore weight but I am going to wait until tomorrow to weigh myself...wish me luck...

Have a great healthy day you all!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Week 2: Day 4

Let us begin by talking about yesterday....I did fairly well I think execpt for the fact that I didn't work out and I had breakfast for dinner at a place in town called homesteaders...super yummy by the way...But you will be happy to hear that today I worked out here at home and now I am watching my hubby to the same...yay for us...Now here's the question...what's for lunch?? Do not know yet...he wants wings which is completely out of the question and I'm not sure what I want....maybe a yummy salad? We have not gone grocery shopping so...here's the next question...Where to eat a yummy salad at? Don't worry...I'm going to make a good decision...hopefully? Ok so there you have it...I am going to enjoy my weekend off work and try to make it a healthy weekend...oh yeah I worked out for 45 minutes so that counts for points...yay!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Week 2: Day 4: Drama with what I eat!

So I just had a conversation with my friend Lisa who is also in on the challenge. In fact she was on the previous challenge and lost 6 pant sizes...she went from a 12 to a six...This girl is buff too..she has awesome biceps and literally doesn't look her age. She's great! Someone posted a comment on Lisa's page about her not having any quirks with what she eats..She asked me about that and I told her well it basically falls on the fact that you no longer have to lose the weight...she just has to maintain her weight. She told me that "moderation is the key." Totally true I thought...as I looked at her tiny waist...

So here's the thing...these challenges DO WORK~~!! We just have to be disciplined...Do I have that discipline...no that is why I do not buy chips at home or anything else that's crap...I do however fill my fridge with lots of fruit!

Today I did not pack lunch though...I'm super hungry and already I ate a piece of blueberry bread and two red vines....of course this was this morning...after my breakfast...And I made the terrible mistake of not bringing my water...AHHH!! Don't worry the only thing I can proudly say about all of this is that I do not like soda beverages...ewww..they make me bloated and they are soooo bad for you...even the diet stuff... So now I'm thirsty and hungry. I want to go work out after work but I didn't pack workout clothes and my husband gets in today..I hope he will want to go workout when I get home...Anyway...so I'm not sure if my blogs help anyone but it helps me get all this stuff off my chest...I want to be my perfect weight of 160 lbs and I need 30 lbs to go!

So I am just going to keep on going until I get there...you all have a wonderful healthy day!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Week 2: Day 3

Today I do not have my total but it is not as much as yesterday considering I didn't go to the gym. I had it planned but I helped a friend out by watching her little girl for her while she worked. But I did keep my food healthy...except those two chicken nuggets...other than that I was good.
Today I am not feeling well...my stomach keeps cramping...WTF! Anyway I'm still going to the gym prior to work for my buns and bellies class..I have my lunch and dinner packed...I'm wondering how my teammates are doing? I hope all is well with them. Ok so there you have it..I'm going to relax a little before my class then off to the gym...
Have a wonderful Healthy day!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Week 2: Day 2

Well I did good yesterday I ate less than 1400 calories and it is posted so that you ladies can go in and see exactly what I ate...And this new challenge is super cool...As of yesterday I have 135 points...yay! Anyway my hubby isn't home...again...and I'm back to my routine...I will workout today for an hour after work.

I'm wondering though how some of you ladies are doing...really you can always leave me a comment if you need anything...if it is within my reach I will be happy to help. Anyway, another day at work then the gym...yay! Okay enough of the yays I know...I'm trying to psych myself out..lol. I am happy to announce that I lost the other 1.4 lbs so I have officially lost 4 lbs even!

Ok so there it is my total for yesterday and my plan for the day...oh yeah, I didn't pack lunch today but I will buy something healthy I promise!

Have a wonderful healthy day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Week 2: Day 1 - Weighing in

Yesterday was an interesting day...I ate breakfast went bike riding with the hubby and when we got home we were really hungry and the turkey was still frozen. I know you are thinking that I should have put it a couple of minutes in a microwave...but no ladies I do not have a microwave...trust me we are working on it. So we ordered pizza. NOOOOOO you're thinking but it was thin crust and I didn't eat dinner. I know it was still a bad choice but I'm not going to make excuses or lie... Today I ate breakfast and in about an hour I have a class at the Y. I love the buns and bellies class so I know I will feel it later. I work all day and won't get home until late but I have already packed my lunch and dinner...I'm going to make healthy choices today....in fact my choices have already been made because I won't have to go anywhere to buy lunch..I have it packed.

So there it is...I was bad yesterday and today I will be good....You all have a great healthy day! Oh and if you didn't see on the GAG website I lost 2.6 lbs...yay!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Week 1: Day 7

So today I went bike riding with the hubby and now I am going to eat lunch...but I don't know what yet? I'm going to be good...tonight we are having turkey burgers....wish me luck!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Week 1: Day 6

Hello ladies!! Well let me begin by saying that I didn't workout yesterday which makes it day two...AH! I know...I got home...made dinner...and then....well nothing. I kept my caloric intake below 1700...can't remember the exact number though. So today I really hope to workout...in fact I have it planned but who knows...hubby is home. Ok...I weighed myself this morning and I have lost two pounds! Not bad if I may say so myself...So there it is two days in a nut shell..tomorrow I will let you all know how I did today...Have a great healthy day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Challenge 1: Staying away from temptation!!

So here's the plan...you go to a party or barbeque prepared mentally and or physically...Mentally? you ask : yes tell yourself that your postive thoughts are more powerful than you negative thoughts...don't let yourself eat something that you know you can't workout later...the possibility of you working out after a night out or afternoon out is slight to none...so do not have more than you need...Physically you can eat prior to the event...a big salad would be good...very filling...this way you won't eat too much....This is something I would totally do before a Labor Day event.

Week 1: Day 5

Well girls night out was fun but not a success as far as caloric intake...I had a whopping 2000 calories yesterday...and trust me I held out my calories until the night because I knew that I was going to have dinner...and drinks. But I had fun...today I'm back and I know it will be a while until I go out again...I didn't work out yesterday either which didn't help but I will run today or maybe even bike... Don't worry team I'm still here and taking responsibility of my actions...I need to be more positive though...That's been super hard for me lately...I'm super homesick so it doesn't help the situation...

I'm totally hanging in there ladies...working out keeps my head on the challenge and not at home...so have a great healthy day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Week 1: Day 4

GOODMORNING! I am officially a Team Dancer memeber! and even though the name represents a riendeer I'm glad we are this team because I loveeee dancing. So back to the nitty gritty...yesterday was a good day I ate healthy all day except one oatmeal chocolate chip cookie but don't worry I entered it into my daily log of food. Turns out I was still at about 1200 calories..yay! I can't remember if I told you all this yesterday but I am SORE! Anyway the class I did yesterday kicked my butt as expected...I love that class..you never leave there thinking did I give it my all? You will leave sweaty, tired, and muscles trembling...all good feelings..lol

So what's in store for today? I will go to work eat my salad for lunch and then....wait for it....go out with the girls from work. I'm a bit apprehensive about this considering I am trying to be extra healthy...but I have decided that I need my social life to continue here in the town too...I will promise my team that I will be as good as possible...so how many drinks is too many? I'm nervous about this night out...can you tell? I want to be a fun experience not one where I am counting every single thing that goes in my mouth so that I can enter it into my daily log of food....Ok so you all are probably thinking what about working out? Well, I am taking today instead of tomorrow so...there you have it...what do you think?

Wish me luck?! Can you be healthy and still have a girls night?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Week 1: Day 3

So here we are day three and I don't officially know who my teammates are but can I say I feel like all of you are my my team. Last night I was like should I go to the gym then come back home then go to work or should I pack my things go to the gym then go straight to work...then the excuses came creepin' in...you don't have enough gas to go, come, then go again; you haven't shaved and the hubby is coming home...I can't shave at the gym...

I woke up this morning and said get in the shower shave...wash your hair...go to the gym then go to work...no excuses. So there I still save gas and get my workout in. YAY!

I am going to the Buns and Bellies class...I llllloovvveee this class it makes your bootie burn and your abs wish they didn't have to much stuff on them. hehe. So I'm eating breakfast then taking off...you all have a healthy day and remember NO EXCUSES!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ok WTF!

So I know I know I ate those three tortillas this morning but really 1600 calories with the rest of my meals for the day. I ate a chicken breast with wild rice for dinner.... AH! Ok so I guess I maybe stressing way too much... I have my lunch packed for tomorrow and I am going to feel better tomorrow as well. Right? I think its because today was my day off and after I got back from my friend Desi's house all I've been doing is laundry and cleaning the apt. and did I mention watching TV...Top Chef.. Not my regular get up, make lunch, breakfast, and pack my things for the gym. Tomorrow I am heading to the gym before work so I have to wake up early and then pack my already made lunch...and maybe a salad for dinner. yeah...I think I will feel better tomorrow about my calorie intake.

I feel like a total FatAss what is wrong with me?!

Week 1: Day 2

So yesterday,....I did well with my meals and kept it under 1500 calories! YAY! I went to the gym with Lisa we did 20 minutes on the elliptical machine then did a weight class for an hour called Muscle Pump. Super fun! I came home and was supppperrr tired...slept like a baby.

Today I woke up early sore and all....and went to base to meet with Lisa and another friend Desiree to run. Can I just say "way to go LISA!" We ran 3.12 miles in 37 minutes. Mind you Lisa is no runner but guess what she is now...lol. I can't say I wasn't dying right along with her though. After the run I chilled with my friend Desi and she made me home made flour tortillas with potato and egg. Don't worry people I added this meal to my daily log. I ate three and I don't feel one ounce of guilt. They weren't that big to begin with. Yummy though. For the rest of the day though I will be extra good. For lunch a fruit salad...and Dinner maybe a chicken breast with a salad. I hope everyone is hanging in there...and I also hope I'm not the only one sore as hell. So day two and we are doing A-okay!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Week 1: Day 1

So here it is the beginning...finally! I'm soooo stoaked! So yesterday I did cardio at the gym for an hour...super proud of myself considering I was hurting on the treadmill. But when I got home I felt so good about myself....oh and an added plus...I slept like a baby! Health wise (meaning food) I ate well yesterday...a healthy 1200 calories. yay for me and all good stuff!

This morning I got up and prepared my lunch and dinner since I am hitting the gym after work and I won't be getting home until well after 8 p.m. Salad for lunch and guess what?! Salad for dinner. You know people have this preconceived notion that salads are diet food but they are soooo not. I can't eat salad all the time...I just change the protein which accompanies it. You can also change the type of lettuce and veggies! Oh and another thing...I packed snacks...like dried fruit..grapes...and a cheese stick!

OMG I just realized I'm sooo ready for this challenge! lol So here I go on my way to hottie Mchottie! And away from Fatty McFat Fat!

Here we goooooo! I can't wait to find out who my team mates are...