Monday, June 29, 2009

Down 2 pounds

The fact that we had way to much going on and I didn't get to the gym all week bummed me out. Then I saw that I had still lost 2 pounds just by sticking with my eating plan. That made me feel better, but I still can't wait to get back into the gym :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another 5 pounds gone

I have been neglecting my blog. I have been so busy at work that I haven't had time and blogger would not pull up on my computer this weekend.

Anyways, I am down another 5 pounds YAY!!! Now the real work comes. I had a splurge night yesterday by going out with friends for $1.00 margaritas and $1.00 tacos. When it came to the tacos I was good, but the drinks not so much. Oh well I will eat good the rest of the week. Plus I had ate good yesterday during the day and so it could have been worse.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Did 3 miles yesterday

and it felt great. I did it in an hour. I am really enjoying this. I need to get into a class or 2 though because I don't want to get bored.

I have kept under my calories this week too. I am trying to just do small changes instead of "dieting". Eating carrots with my sandwiches instead of chips. Spray butter instead of regular butter. egg whites instead of full eggs.

I hope these changes will help me to keep going since I can still have my favorites just in smaller portions or with a healthy side instead of throwing the whole dinner.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Still plugging along

We got invited to dinner at my boyfriend's mom's house, so I didn't get to the gym last night. I was actually upset by that. That is good right:)
I did eat good and resisted the amazing looking cake she had so it wasn't to bad. I plan on pushing myself a little harder tonight.

Today's eating:
B-cantaloupe and grapes
l- 6in blt sub on wheat with lite mayo, pretzels, carrots
s- sugar free fat free chocolate pudding
d-??? this is the first time I haven't planned a dinner in advanced. I will be fine though as I have 800 calories left and no dinner I have cooked recently came close to that.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My first reward

I said when I reached 190 I would treat myself to lunch (something I don't really do anymore) I didn't expect it to come so soon. I will be fulfilling that today with lunch out with my mom and sisters. Not sure where we are going yet, but I am hoping Panera where I can get the pick to soup and salad.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Down 5 Pounds


I love when I get results right away because it gives me the motivation to keep going. I know those are mostly water pounds, but it make me feel better. I honestly feel so much better. I feel lighter and I know it is because I am eating lighter foods.

Today's food/exercise:
B-Fruit salad (Cantaloupe, grapes, apples, strawberry, pineapple, and a little orange juice)
L-Betty crocker bowl appetite pasta meal and carrots
s-pretzels and a sugar free fat free pudding
d-Salad with lots of veggies and FF catalina and a baked potato with spray butter (I hope to be at the gym late)
S- if needed some cantaloupe.

My First Weekend

I made it!
Friday we didn't end up going to our friend's house so I was able to go to the gym YAY! I then went home and made my first carb smart spaghetti with sauce. It was pretty good and I didn't even eat all of my serving which is great considering that pasta is my weakness!

Saturday: I didn't go to the gym and I was a little mad at myself, but I did clean my house so that counts for a little exercise. I also ate light until dinner. We went out to Chili's and I can not resist their margaritas. I did get my dinner of the guiltless menu and no dessert and I was full and didn't eat anything the rest of the night.

Sunday: I was starving all day for some reason so I upped my calories to 1800.

All in all I did way better than I expected so that makes me feel good about this.

Friday, June 12, 2009

My First Challenge

I just got a text from my lovely Boyfriend that we were invited to our friends house for shrimp and fries and drinks. Uh Oh. I went over to Sparkpeople and started adding things in and it isn't so bad. I will probably grab some chips and salsa so that I can eat those instead of fries. I added fried shrimp (I won't eat a lot since I don't care for shrimp) and vodka (with diet coke) and it was only 463 calories and since I skipped breakfast I still have 593 left for the day so I can have those chips or an extra drink :). I wont get to work out, but I will just do it Sunday instead of resting that day.

A Support Group

I found a support group. We will check in daily and encourage and listen. Just what I need!!

Worried About The Weekend

I have been doing great eating wise all week. I am nervous for the weekend since I am home and there are more opportunity to snack or cheat a little with everyone else. We do pizza or take out usually on the weekend. I am going to go to the store tonight and get more veggies and good things to eat and do packages for snacks. I will get something easy to make for dinner so I don't feel the need to do take out.

I Feel Great Today!!!!!

Last night I did a 2.33 mile walk in 45 minutes. To me that is great. I worked up quite a sweat. I did have it on alternating inclines the whole time. I felt so invigorated after that. I also did 1 mile on the stationary bike with the handles that you have to move back and forth. Whew.

I hope to one day be able to have the endurance to stay on the elliptical for longer than 3 minutes.

My 30day shred came in so I will be starting that Monday.

I felt a little hungry yesterday which I know will happen since I am used to eating so many calories. I am scared to put in my old typical day food and see just how many calories I was eating daily. I have stayed under 1500 for 3 days.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Great Quote

I found this on Sparkpeople and it wraps me up nicely:

Done feeling fat...
Done thinking fat...
Done being fat...
Done WISHING I wasn't fat!
Done THINKING others THINK I'm fat!

Day 3: How are you feeling!

I feel great!!!!!!!
I know it is only day 3, but I already feel invigurated. I have had more energy then I have had in weeks. I am forcing myself to bed at 11 when just last week I was falling asleep on the couch at 8:00. I feel motivated to exercise and I have been finding healthy versions of my favorite recipes so I can still eat what I like, which I think will help me a ton. I am looking at recipes at:
cooking yourself thin on lifetime
cooking light

Last night's Exercise

I was all ready to walk it out :). I wanted to do an hour. A friend and I did a 1.5 mile in 30 min. I know that isn't bad, but I could have done another lap. I think next week I will do gym for 45 min then go home and do our walk. I did sweat some and my leg muscles feel it which is good.

Day 3 Eating/Exercising

Today is day 3. I planned my meals out yesterday and plugged them into Sparkpeople. I got it all ready the night before so it was ready for me this morning.

Breakfast: 1 egg/1 egg white omlette. I put 1 slice of american cheese, 3 thin sliced deli ham, little bit of tomato and onions. SO GOOD and all for only 196 calories Yum.

Snack 1: Apple with 1tbsp of peanut butter

Lunch: 3 oz of roast beef and salad

Snack 2: Applesauce

Dinner: Saute beef tips with Diced Tomatoes, onions, and garlic, plain rice, and broccoli

Snack 3: 100 calorie pudding or fruit

Exercise: I am hoping to make it to Turbo Kick, but if not then I will do a 2.5 mile walk on the treadmill with an incline and then some time on the elliptical. Plus some weights.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 2: Eating/exercise

Today is day two of my eating healthy and exercise plan. Since I haven't got my movie yet it is just going to the gym, but I am feeling better already and it was only the first day.

I stayed in my calorie range yesterday despite having some taco dip for snack. That made me :) big to know that if I have a moderate serving I can still have my favorites. Next time I will make it with fat free food also. Then I had leftover roast and potatoes for lunch with a 100 calorie pudding.

Today's food:
B: My oatmeal was missing so I had some applesauce and pretzels. Not the best, but still low calorie.
L: Leftover sauted chicken and rice and a 100 calorie pudding
D: Beef tips, low cal mashed potaotes, and broccoli.
S: Some fruit

Exercise: Walking for an hour or so around the neighborhood.

How I WILL to get to 140 pounds

Anyone who has watched The Biggest Loser knows that Jillian gets results. She is tough, but you will love the results and the work. I ordered 30 day shred and the making the cut book from the library. I am nervous about the 30 day shred, but I am excited to get started at the same time.

I want to do the movie every morning before work so that I am up and motivate, plus I heard that working out in the morning gets your metabolism moving. Then my evenings are free for classes or strength training. I hope to be walking with a friend around the neighborhood which is about 3 miles 3 times a week. Here is my schedule I hope to stick to:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: movie, 30 min. strength, walking

Tuesday/Thursday: movie, 1 hr turbo kick class or 1 hr cardio, 30 min strength

Saturday: 1 hr cardio or class

Sunday: day off unless we decide to walk

I am also using to track my calories, but I don't want to get to crazy about calories because that is where I always mess up and fall off the wagon. Sparkpeople will make me record my food. I will do it here too!

Here is to exercising and eating healthy to make a healthier me :)

My Goals/Rewards

Since I plan on doing this the right way I don't want to set impossible goals. I don't want to get discouraged by forcing myself to lose a certain amount by certain times. Here are my goals/rewards

Long term: lose 50 pounds (Not setting a certain date, but would love it if it happens by the beginning of 2010).

Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Eat more veggies and fruit
Exercise daily in some sort of capacity
Get my endurance up to be able to run

190: Lunch out (something to get me over my hump)
180: New makeup
170: New Book
160: New work out outfit (right now I wear old stuff)
155: New outfit (work or fun)
150: New shoes (running or dress)
145: manicure/pedicure day
140: Since this is my goal weight I would love to do a shopping spree

Starting Out

That is me on the right. This will be my before picture. I have gained about 50 pounds in the last few years and I am ready to get it off. I have started and stopped dieting and working out in the last 2.5 years. I have finally decided that I will do this and I will not "diet" I will change my lifestyle. I know that there will be challenges and I will have great days, good days, and bad days, but I will not give up.
I started this blog to hold myself accountable. I want a place to put in food and exercise logs. I want a place where I can see it in writing and wont lose my notebook. My rule is to write her at least once a day. I will be weighing in every Monday unless I start to get to number obsessed and I change it.
Starting weight: 195
Goal weight: 140
Waist: 47 in
Legs: 27in
Arms: 17in