The weigh in

11 02 2009

Well the weigh in has come and gone and I am glad. A little upset that I have to announce that I am the lowest weight loss at 5 pounds for the week. Although I am pretty sure that I have found the problem and hoping that next week will be better.

I have sent my body into starvation mode by cutting everything off at once.  After the weigh in I did have a little cheat and well as of this morning I was down 3 more pounds for a total of 8. To bad the weigh in wasn’t today.  So I am going to up my calorie intake a bit and hope that helps.  I think I am doing to much cardio and not enough food for energy.  Hope that I can be on top next week. So far today I have had about 1300 which is about where I need to be on a regular schedule, but I am not a regular person. So tomorrow I will be back to 800 and then on friday I can have a more relaxed day. Hope you all are doing well, I am off to the gym for the 2nd time today. Got to get this weight off…..





Cravings

10 02 2009

Today is day six and it has been the worst day so far. Not only is it Monday but the craving for food is overwhelming.  To top it all off tomorrow is the weigh-in for the bet I have going. I have managed to control it for the most part.  I did go over  about 200 cals today but still staying in the 1000 range that I did not want to exceed.  The rest of the week I was able to maintain it at 800 or less so today was a bust for me. I just don’t know what made today be that way. I worked, went to the gym, did everything that I needed to do. This normally happens to me on the weekends when my schedule is thrown off.  My sweet tooth was so bad today. Here’s the lineup of what I ate today. brace yourself..

b/fast: 1/2 banana  3 bites breakfast burrito( threw the rest away to keep from eating it)

lunch:2 sticks celery, 3 cherry tomatos, 3 chicken strips, 30 grapes

snack; 1 slice pepper jack cheese with 8 reduced fat crackers

dinner; 6 inch roast beef sub with lett, onion, black olives, banana peppers, and lite mayo.

snack; 2 WW cookies, 5 more crackers

TONS OF WATER

So that is what I had today. Some are saying that is not too much but considering all the carbs I had today after strictly watching them all week I am looking for a gain tomorrow morning which I will have to bust ass all day to make up for it come weigh in time at 4 pm.

I only got in 50 mins at the gym today. School called while I was at the gym to tell me that my daughter has the stomach flu that everyone is passing around. So I had to go and pick her up, take my bro to an appointment, then go back to work so the me time was just not there today.  After I got home from work I did manage to get in a little extra. I worked with the heavy bag, did stair steppers, ab lounge, squats, leg lifts, and a few push ups.

I know I didn’t make up for what I would have done at the gym but sometimes you got to deal with what you can get in. Some is better than none I guess. 

Well I am off to smoke the cigarette that is going to help me to not eat. The cigarette that I should be giving up but right now at times it is my support group. Thanks for reading my rant. Hope things are better for you all.





I couldn’t wait any longer..

8 02 2009

I had to weigh this morning even after I told myself that I wasn’t going to weigh until the weigh in on Tuesday. I couldn’t do it. I am a habitual weigher when I am dieting and I hate that.  I must say though that I am down 6 pounds from Tuesday. It feels good to know that I have lost that but now if I lose nothing else the rest of the week I will feel like shit after the weigh in. Oh well I have to be happy with whatever weight I lose and go on. I did make it to the gym today for a 2 hour workout. I was proud of myself for that long. It had been a month since I had went and I made it 3 days since Tues. Didn’t go yesterday, but I did work very hard and for a long time and I only ate fruits and veggies. Today I uped the cals a little just to throw my metabolism for a spin and keep it up.  Here’s the lineup..

Bfast: plum 

Lunch: fresco chicken taco

Dinner: grilled chicken w/ hot wing sauce (by the way was delicous) I love spicy food and peas

So that was what I consumed to day plus a ton of water.  I did go get a Brita water filter today and I love it. The water taste so much better and I don’t have to buy bottled water. Trying to be eco friendly. In the long run it actually saves alot of money too.  If you don’t have one and don’t like the taste of tap water I suggest that you give it a try.

On another note I am shopping for a new car. Not to sure yet what I am going to get but I know that I either want a small SUV or a CROSSOVER.  I started my search this past week on the web and now I am going around lookin at the ones I think I like. I have to see them in person before I know.  Sometimes pics can be decieving. I also have a price range that I have to stay in so that puts a damper on some of them. If any of you have reccomendations or even own a car you absolutely love please share with me. Only exemption is NO VANS.  I am not old enough or have enough kids to justify me owning a van..lol  Much love to all of you..

Shan_n





Stayin on track

5 02 2009

It is only day two but still I have to say that I am on track and motivated to make this work. Usually by day two or three I am dreading the food or diet or everything. The bet is really going to be a good thing for me. I am a very competitive person and I know my family is too so that makes me want to work even harder to prove myself. So here’s what I have ate today.

bfast: slimfast and water  220cals

snack: cranberry juice  120 cals

lunch: pear and water  50 cals

dinner:  turkey burger  240 cals

dessert: WW cookie   90 cals

Ok so that is a total of  720 cals for the day. Not to shabby!  So I said yesterday that I was taken the 7 day cleanse by Hydroxycut  and I have to add that I have spent a majority of the day in the restroom so I think that it is doing something.  I have also been taking fiber pills to though so that may be helping. I am gettin ready to head out to the gym for an hour of cardio tonight. I did my strength trainin yesterday so I am trying to rotate it so that I don’t get burnt out or hit that so called plateau. By the way that is a figment of the imagination. It is just telling you that you are not pushing your body hard enough to take off those pounds that you want to take off. Yes it may slow down but it doesn’t stop if you push through the comfort zone.. 

No caffine has made me a bitch today and I am aware of that. I have had no patients with anyone including my daughter and that makes me feel bad but I know that if I just stick it out for a few more days that will change and I will be back to the regular me.  Cutting the carbs and caffine is going to take a toll on my body for a while but that is the conciquences that I am will to take to lose this weight. I am done being the fat mommy and the unhealthy (can’t run or dance all night at the bar) friend.  I just want to be the inergetic person that I know I am inside. I want that to shine through.

For all of you struggling with weight I am here for ya and I wish you all the best of luck.  Keep your head up and stay strong.





Bets are On..

4 02 2009

Ok so I have a bet going on with my dad and brother now that I can get out of the house and back to the gym. The bet is for $25 each on whoever can lose the most weight in 1 month. Yesterday was our first day and I am so unhappy with what I weighed in at.  I can’t believe that I have let myself get so fat again. 

Today was a pretty good day all in all.

Breakfast: plum and water    50 cals

Snack: grapes and water    28 cals

Lunch: salad with dressing and cheese and water 90 cals

Snack: W.W. cookie and water   90 cals

Dinner: turkey burger w/ A1  260 cals

                    carrots w/ butter and Brown sugar  30 cals

                     cabbage  w/ butter  25 cals

                    8 oz choc milk   220 cals

So for the day I have had a total of 793 calories. Not to bad considering this was the first day.I am trying to stay under 1000 calories a day and work it down under 800 for the last few weeks. I am trying this 7 day cleanse by Hydroxycut so we will see if it works and I will let you all know. I am talkin supplements with all of this. Multivitamins, fiber, all the good stuff and plenty of water. Tryin to avoid as many carbs as possible without cutting them out completely. I know that some day I am going to want some pasta or potatoes so I am not going to cut them all out but for the next few weeks I am tryin to do not whites. Pasta, bread, potatoes, etc.  I have really got to hit this hard this time. I hate to lose at anything except losing the weight. So the bet is on and I am going to work my ass off to prove that a woman can lose just as much or MORE than a man.  Hope you all are doing well and keep up all the good work.





Weeks unseen..

21 01 2009

As you can all tell I haven’t been keepin my word on the posting. I am so sorry for that. I have been reading just nothing that I felt was benifical to post. The lack of energy has really been gettin to me lately. I have not been able to work out due to the surgery. BTW it went well and I am feelin much better these days. I was very sore for a few weeks(to be expected) but now I am feeling good and ready to get out of this house.Even though the Dr. feels that I should take the next 3 weeks off I have decided to go back to work part time. I have to.. Not having any other income puts me in a pinch. Bills still have to be paid and the kid still wants fed..lol  So hopefully that will all go well and I will be able to go back to the gym in no time.  I have tried to watch what I eat while I was off and the good news is that I did not put on any extra weight but I didn’t take any off that I had put on over the holidays.(Damn the holidays) On another note I have met a new friend that I am going to go on a date with Saturday and hopeful that will work out.  He seems real sweet but so did the last guy?? I guess the only way I will know is to give it a shot. I hope that things are going well for all of you. I am not going to promise to post more often cuz it seems that I can not keep that promise. So I am just going to say I will be reading and if something good comes up (or something to rant about) I will be back to let you all know. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Keep your head up and your heart strong. Until next time…





Getting nervous

31 12 2008

Well as you can probably guess I have not been doing to well at the posting or the dieting.(New way of life) I have totally let myself go these past few weeks and with surgery coming up on Friday I really see no need to go overboard with it now. I haven’t stuck to my regimen like I should have and it is noticeable. I am getting anxious and nervous both about having this surgery. I am ready for it all to be over with. No driving, exercise, house work or anything for that matter for atleast two weeks. I am going to go mad sitting in my house doing nothing for that long. I am not a home bodied person at all. My daughter is going to drive me even farther I know because she is not a home body either.(my fault) Thankfully she starts basketball next Monday so that will give her something to do 3 nights of the week. I am very disappointed in myself for not sticking to this like I had hoped. Better get the mindset while I have so much free time to think about it. My dad, bro, and I have a bet going as soon as I am back on my feet and running(wait I am to fat to run, maybe a fast paced walk will do). Anyways we are betting 50 bucks against each other to see who can lose the weight first. Their 40 to my 30. Wish me luck on that.

Nothing exciting has happened to me lately. We had a great Christmas and enjoyed the company of our family. I have to admit that I am kind of glad that it is over though. I can’t believe that 2009 is going to be here in a few days. It seems unreal. By the way the guy that I was talking to is no longer in the picture but it is for the best. We have went our seperate ways and it is working out best for us both.

I hope that you all have a wonderful New Year. To the ones of you still reading thank you and I will try to post more. Especially when I am sittin here doing nothing else. Much love to you all..

*~S