Weight Loss Goals

Monday, February 28, 2011

Wake up time: 10:30am

12 Noon- "Breakfast." Bowl of Vanilla almond special K cereal and half a banana in almond milk. Also took a (you are supposed to take 2 with breakfast and 2 with dinner but I am starting out with one at bfast & one at dinner for now) Jillian Michael's Maximum Strength fat burner pill with a big glass of water.

1:30pm- Work out. The full level 1 of Jillian's Michael's 30 day shred.

I'm not sure if it was the pill or what, but I pretty much aced this video. There were maybe 3 times tops that I stopped for a couple of seconds, but I did much better than I did the last 2 times I did the video, and I pushed myself more.

3:00pm- Lunch. A grilled chicken (half a breast) salad with a little shredded cheese and half a serving of ranch dressing.

8:00pm- Dinner. 2 ground turkey taco's on low carb flour tortilla's, filled with meat, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and picante sauce. Also took 2nd Fat burner pill.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A happy rant

People have got me thinking a lot about summer.

My goal is to have lost 50 pounds (total) by June or July. That means I have 32.8 pounds to lose in a 4-5 month period. But, aside from that goal, is another goal to hit "ONEderland"...and I only need to lose about 35 more pounds for that. So, If everything goes as it is suppose to, I should be hitting 2 big goals around the same time. :)

I'm love-love-loving my weight loss. Yeah, it hasn't been going as fast as I want it, but does it ever? I'd like to lose it over night and everyone knows that isn't possible! Atleast I know I am working for it! Anyway, the reason I am loving it, is not only because I am looking better and feeling better, but I am getting compliments. People are NOTICING. A friend, last night, told me I was looking "skinnntyyy" LOL... her way of saying skinny. Of course, I am sooo far from "skinnty" but it's still the point that she noticed. Before that, I was sitting on a barstool and she hollared "dang girl, how much weight have you lost? You look good!" and I had another friend tell me I looked good, and someone else pointed out that you could tell I had lost some weight.

I love it! You know, you see yourself in a mirror daily and even though maybe your clothes are getting bigger and you look a little smaller, you yourself don't notice your weight loss like others do. Especially people that don't see you on a daily or even sometimes weekly basis. It's just fantastic to know that it really is paying off!

My jeans are getting too big, i'm having to pull them up every few minutes. They aren't so big they are falling OFF, obviously, but it's a noticable looseness that wasn't there before. -ALSO- I'm really excited to announce that 2 out of 3 of my "goal" jeans fit!! One pair fits pretty good, the other pair didn't fit either last week or the week before but fit now, they are a little snug, but they buttoned and zipped, without me laying on the bed and sucking in for dear life. Which, even if I laid on the bed and sucked in for dear life a month ago, they still wouldn't have fit or even made it up completely over my hips. The 3rd pair is the same brand and size as the "snug" pair but made with 99% cotton and 1% spandex. The ones that I can fit into are 88% cotton, 10% polyester and 2% spandex. Anyway, one of my early goals is/was to fit into those jeans, and I did it! Give me a couple of weeks, darnit, and that 3rd pair will fit! (Should I mark off this goal as completed, or wait until the 3rd pair fit aswell to mark it off my achievments?)

I'm stoked! As of this far *knock on wood* I haven't gained even a pound back. Sure, i've had a week where I only lost .2 pounds, but I haven't GAINED anything back, and for that, I am proud.

I give a lot of thanks to my blog, my followers and those that I am following. This brings me a ton of inspiration and motivation; More than I ever expected, really.

I've also created a new ticker, for my summer goal. :)

Both tickers have been added into the top of my blog, so I no longer have to manually add them into each post. :) Obviously, the first one is my summer goal and the second one is my over-all goal. :D

Thanks again, everyone!

                                                        **This is Friday's post**

I ended up being able to weigh today. I forgot that there is a scale in the house I am in, so I weighed this morning. So taking into consideration it is a different scale than my own, and it is my T.O.M, My 2 pound loss this week isn't so bad. :P As a matter of fact, I am starting to feel okay and more comfortable with slow and steady. Yeah, it'll take longer to reach my goal, but it should be a lot easier to keep weight OFF, because I never want it back! Plus, I am trying to make a life change, not just weight loss and then go back to eating like crap. So, I have plenty of time! ... Except, I'd like to have at least a 50 pound loss by Summer, that would be nice. And, considering i've already lost 17.2 pounds, that means I only have to lose 32.8 more pounds and I've got about 5 months to do it. But... I am looking to lose 35 more pounds by then so I can be in Onederland! :P

Wake up time: 9:15am

10:30am- Breakfast. Vanilla almond cereal in almond milk.

1:50pm- Lunch. Grilled salmon and macaroni & cheese. I should not have had the macaroni but there was nothing else to eat with the fish and that is what I made the kids (that I babysit) for lunch. There was a little salad but no salad dressing. That was pretty much my only other option.

2:50pm- Work out. The first 8 minutes of 30 day shred.
Yeah, I know the total work out is like 30 minutes... but those of you who've done it know that 8 minutes is still pretty darn tough! And, women, it's my TOM! I didn't think I would be doing -any- working out the 2nd day of my "female" time...

4:40pm- Sweet tooth. Made a small cup of almond milk with about a quarter to half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and one packet of 0 calorie sweetner to curb a sweet tooth. I'm sure it beats the cup of vanilla pudding I almost had.

Around 8:00pm- Dinner. A buffet. Didn't have much, and nothing fried. Had a little sweets that I shouldn't have, but over-all I did well.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wake up time: 11:00am

11:30am- Breakfast. Bowl of Special K Vanilla Almond cereal in almond milk.

2:35pm- "Snack." 5 cheez-it's and some diet coke.

3:35pm- Lunch. 3 leftover ground turkey meatballs with a little melted grated mild cheddar on top and a side salad with olive oil/vinegar dressing. Drank the rest of my diet coke with it.

7:30pm- Dinner. Some rotisserie chicken and a salad with vinegar/olive oil dressing. + Water.

My TOM came today... and I won't be home until Friday (my WI day) night. I am debating on whether or not I should weigh at all this week. Also, I really wanted to do the 30 day shred again today, but I've got some pretty bad stomach and back cramps (it's always like this the first 2 days usually) and not to mention my thighs have been KILLING ME since I woke up, from yesterday's work out!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wake up time: 11:00am

11:25am- Breakfast. Serving size of Kellogg's Special K Vanilla almond cereal and a banana in almond milk.

1:20pm- Work out. Level 1 (about 30 mins total) of Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. Wow! She -really- does kick your ass! That was so tough. Much tougher than hip hop abs... lol. I watched some of the video before doing it and it looks simple. What a way to be fooled!

3:20pm- Lunch. 3 ground turkey meatballs and a small side salad w/ olive oil/vinegar dressing.

8:00pm- Dinner. Tiki Masala Chicken and sauteed cauliflower.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wake up time: 10:15am

11:05am- Breakfast. Bowl of Kellogg's Special K Cinnamon Pecan cereal & half a banana in almond milk.

2:05pm- Lunch. 3 left-over ground turkey taco's w/ guacomole, sour cream, picante sauce, shredded cheese.

3:50pm- Work out. 10 count arm stretches, 30 squats, 100 crunches.

7:50pm- Dinner. Baked boneless/skinless chicken in a bag with squash, onion and green peppers. Also had a diet cherry pepsi.

I got two 2 pound dumbbells today. I wanted 3 or 5 pound but Walmart was out of both and I was anxious so I just got the 2 pound ones for now. This means!! I get to start the Jillian Michael's 30 day shred tomorrow! I figure I will start out with the 2 pound weights for the first week or 2 and then go up from there. I'm pretty excited to start working out again - and especially to this video. I hear it's a good one! Any reviews?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wake up time: 10:00am

10:30am- Breakfast. A bowl of Kellogg's Special K Cinnamon Pecan cereal and half a banana in almond milk.

(squeezed a nap in between breakfast and lunch.)

3:00pm- Lunch. A salad with half an avocado and ranch dressing.

3:45pm- Work out. 30 squats, leg stretches and 100 crunches.

7:30pm- Dinner. 3 ground turkey taco's on low carb wheat flour tortilla's. Added lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, picante sauce, a little sour cream and a little shredded cheese.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wake up time: 10:30am

12:45pm- Lunch. A grilled chicken salad from subway with tomatoes, shredded cheese and fat free ranch dressing.

1:00pm- Work out. 30 squats and walked around a park track 4 times.

5:00pm- "Snack." A taco salad with just ground turkey taco meat, lettuce, tomato and cheese in a normal bowl.

8:00pm-Dinner. 3 ground turkey meatballs in spaghetti sauce.

Weekly Weigh-In + Measurements!

Hello, Bloggers!

I knew I had a weigh in this morning and I was so discouraged. I just plopped the scale down and just did it to get it done.

I am exstatic to announce that I lost 3 pounds this week.
3 pounds!
Despite the fact that last night I had about a freakin' pound burrito, and queso with chips. Despite the fact that I have had (no-sugar-added) ice cream like 3x this week. Despite the 2 cake balls. I lost 3 pounds!

I'm so happy and that was just the motivation I needed to start pushing harder again, I think!

I also took my measurments, so I will post them along with my STARTING measurements. The "starting" measurements were all taken on January 05 2011, except the thighs. Current measurements are from today.

Bust: Start: 50 1/2  Current: 48 1/4
Waist: Start: 51  Current: 43 1/4
Hips: Start: 50  Current: 48 3/4
There was no difference in my thighs, except a half inch gain in the left, lol. (It's 27" and the right is still 26 1/2")

Also, I have total loss of 15 pounds since January 7th 2011.

Annnnd, I have made a goal for myself. I want to lose atleast ANOTHER 37.2 pounds in the next 5 months. I have only lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks, which to some is amazing, but I know I could do better. But, even at that rate, my goal isn't too far-fetched. I just need to stick to this, stay motivated and not give up. I'm giving myself about 21 weeks to lose (almost) 40 pounds. I can do it!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wake up time: 9:30am.

10:20am- Breakfast. Kellogg's (special k) cinnamon pecan cereal and half a banana in almond milk.

2:10pm- Lunch. 2 ground turkey taco's leftover from last night. Same toppings added as I added last night.

Around 8pm- Dinner. A big, unhealthy burrito with chicken, steak, chile con queso, refried beans and guacomole. Sooo not good and I feel like crap, especially since weigh day is tomorrow.

I've decided that if not tomorrow then by MONDAY I am going super-strict on myself again. I've somehow lost a little (luckily not all) motivation and am allowing myself to sink. I'm only going to end up gaining weight back at this rate and I wouldn't doubt if I did this week. It will be extremely discouraging if I have but it would be my own fault. I'm gonna try to eat good this weekend, but I will be drinking Saturday night, if not Friday too. Definitely Monday I will be on my on ass again about this... I've got to start working out daily again as well, at least during the week. I CANNOT give up!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wake up time: 10:00am

10:40am- Breakfast. 2 eggs, scrambled and half an avocado, seasoned with lime juice and Mrs.Dash Orginal Blend.

2:00pm- Lunch.  A sald with half an avocado, a cut up chicken breast and ranch dressing.

3:30pm- About 2 or 3 scoops of no-sugar-added blue bunny caramel turtle ice cream. Horrible idea, and my TOM should be coming at the end of this week...so I've been craving sweets like crazy. :( I need to learn to have something healthier or just let the craving pass! I've been slowly allowing myself to get away with more and more eating crappy and less and less working out. I need to fix it!!

5:00pm "Work out." 30 squats and 50 crunches.

8:10pm- Dinner. 3 taco's made with ground turkey meat, low sodium taco seasoning and low carb flour tortilla's. Used cheese, a little sour cream, guacamole, lettuce and tomatoes.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wake up time: 10:00am

10:45am- Breakfast. A bowl of Kashi go lean crunch with half a banana in almond milk.

1:55pm- Lunch. 2 left over meatballs from last night.

2:35pm- Work out. 30 squats and 100 crunches.

8:20pm- Dinner. Low carb enchilada chicken paillard (One chicken breast) and some canned green beans.

Also -CHEAT SPOIL- had 2 chocolate covered "cake balls" today. They were my friends from valentine's day last night. I had one around noon and the other maybe around 4.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wake up time: 9:20am

9:50am- Breakfast. Bowl of Kellogg's Cinnamon Pecan cereal with half a banana in almond milk.

12:50pm- Lunch. A piece of salmon, seasoned w/ Mrs. Dash original blend and a little pepper. Served with a side salad w/ olive oil and vinegar dressing. (The george foreman destroyed the look of my salmon.) + A stacker 3 pill.

2:35pm- Work out. 30 squats and 100 crunches. (40 regular, 30 left side, 30 right side)

3:50pm- Snack. A can of sardines in mustard sauce.

8:30pm- Dinner. 3 meatballs in homemade marina sauce, sprinkled with shaved parmesan cheese and a side salad w/ half an avocado, half a small tomato and ranch dressing.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekend update

Let's just consider my weekends a blog hiatus. Seems as though I never get time to update. I'm gone during the week, so I usually get home and am with friends all weekend.

I lost .2 pounds this week. I was expecting to not do very well, and I'm just glad I didn't GAIN anything back. Today was my niece's 18th b-day party, and I ate a hamburger, some chips with queso and some cake and ice cream. Yeah, bad! It was tastey, though. I just need to work it off now.

I drank Friday and tonight. Not as much tonight as last night - I got WASTED last night. I should completely cut out drinking, but the weekend is -my time- to enjoy with my friends, and I don't want to give it up completely just yet.

Ok, I'm tired and need to get up early to take my dogsd to get rabies shots. I just figured I would write a little update. :)

G'night bloggers!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wake up time: 11:00am

11:30am- Breakfast. Kellogg's Special K Cinnamon Pecan cereal with half a banana in almond milk.

12:50pm- Work out! 30 squats, 100 crunches (40 regular, 30 left side and 30 right side) and 40 mins of (HHA) Total Body Burn.

Maybe it was the no-sugar-added ice cream I had last night or something, but I actually had some motivation to work out today, so I took advantage of it while the kid's I'm babysitting napped! I even did the 42 minute Total Body burn instead of my usual 30 minute fat burning cardio. TBB is tougher and longer!

3:00pm- Lunch. 2 meatballs in homemade marinara sauce left over from last night & a small side salad w/ avocado and a little ranch dressing.

8:00pm- Dinner. Dimassi's Mediterranean restaurant. I did okay, but not proud of eating at a buffet the night before weigh-in.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wake up time: 9:45am

10:35am- Breakfast. A bowl of special K Cinnamon Pecan cereal with banana and almond milk.

1:10pm- Lunch. 2 ground turkey meatballs in homemade marinara sauce, sprinkled with a little shaved parmesan cheese and served with a small side salad w/ ranch.

7:40pm- Dinner. Low carb Enchilada Chicken Paillard and diet coke.

10:30pm- Late Night Snack/Dessert. Bowl of no sugar added turtle caramel ice cream & a few roasted peanuts. (Yeah, probably a not-so-bright idea.)

Also, I haven't gotten my work out in at all in the last 2 days, so I have gotten virtually no exercise in this week. I'm sooo unmotivated and don't know why! This sucks! I cheated a couple times this week and haven't been exercising worth a crap. I don't imagine I will see a major change on the scale friday...just hoping it doesn't go up!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wake up time: 9:45am

10:45am- Breakfast. Bowl of [Kellogg's] Special K Cinnamon Pecan cereal in almond milk.

2:30pm- Lunch. 2 Leftover pork chops.

3:40pm- Snack. Some shelled & salted (ick) peanuts.

8:00pm- Dinner. Turkey cutlet, pounded down and stuffed with some mozzarella cheese and eggplant, then browned and cooked in homemade marinara sauce. Served w/ a salad, with tomato, avocado and ranch dressing.

9:45pm- Snack. Had a sweet tooth so I ate 3 strawberries.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wake up time: 9:30am

11:00am- Breakfast. Bowl of Kashi go lean crunch with almond milk.

12:40pm- Work out! 30 squats, 100 crunches, 30 minutes of (HHA) fat burning cardio DVD.

I've got to stop slacking so much on the exercise during the weekends, because by the time it's Monday again and I need to work out, I'm sooo unmotivated and just want to lay/sit around and relax. I am glad I'm able to force myself into work-out mode, but it takes some convincing!

2:45pm- Lunch. Ground turkey patty (seasoned w/ Mrs. Dash original blend and pepper) cooked in the george foreman grill, and a few mini carrots.

Camera batter is low and I don't have it with me, so looks like there will be no pics this week.

7:00pm- Dinner. 2 awesome pork chops and 2 helpings of THE BEST cabbage ever. The cabbage was cooked with sausage cut up into it. Yeah, I probably went a little overboard with the 2 helpings of each, but I wouldn't have been completely satisfied with just one helping, and it was good!

Weekend update

Hey bloggers!

Sorry for my lack in updating the last 2 days. I wasn't home or even around a computer for that matter, but I didn't do enough to blog about. I didn't work out at all the last couple of days. But I will be getting back on track today!

Saturday, I went to a BBQ restaurant with my mom. I hadn't eaten aaall day and it was 7pm or after. I was gonna get a grilled chicken salad, but since I hadn't had anything all day, I decided to get a baked potato, stuffed with a little butter, sour cream, cheese, grilled chicken and some bbq sauce. I had a diet coke aswell.

Yesterday was superbowl sunday and I didn't really eat like crazy but I wasn't so strict on myself. I had about 3 ribs, then later had a small bowl of chicken gumbo, and then dinner is the meal I shouldda skipped, lol. My mom made her famous broccoli, rice and cheese casserole. She also made mashed potatoes and some kinda turkey stuffing made in the crock pot. I had a little of each + about 3 rolls.

I feel bad but at the same time, I don't. I could have done worse, and WOULD have done worse if I wasn't on a roll with the weight loss. I hope I didn't screw myself over for the week with eating like that.. but i've still got 4 days to redeem myself, and I am back in action!

Food log to come later on tonight. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wake up time: 11:00am

1:15pm- Lunch. A can of tuna fish, mixed with hummus instead of mayo. Pretty delicious! Would have been eating this with some triscuits but apparently some idiot in this house ate the rest of them. (Everybody else had macaroni and cheese with weanie's.) Taking 1st stackers 3 pill now after lunch.

9:15pm- Dinner. A little bit of roast, with potatoes and carrots.

I stopped taking the green tea pills and am now going to take the Stackers 3 (at least for this week) & see how they are.

Weekly Weigh-In + Measurements!

I lost 3.8 more pounds this week! So, in 5 weeks I have lost 12 pounds. This isn't my "ideal" weight-loss for 5 weeks, BUT, I'm losing it in a healthy way. I'm so used to losing a pound a day from the way I would lose weight in the past. I'd eat one very small thing a day, drink water water and more water and exercise 2-3 times a day. I literally lost 1 pound a day, but I'm sure that was muscle and stuff too, plus it never lasted long because I wasn't eating and I was miserable and starving, so after a couple of weeks, I would just give up and start stuffing my face. The pounds I did lose came back in a matter of days. Those weeks seemed like they took FOREVER, this month...nothing! It doesn't feel like it's been very long at all. But unfortunately I'm expecting the same results from the scale, and I'm not getting it, and I need to teach myself to accept that I am at least losing something, and not gaining or maintaining.

I just realize I've been tracking my weight and measurements for FIVE weeks today. I was thinking it was 4. See? Time flies!

I took measurements and these I'm pretty happy about.
I haven't posted my measurements at all, so, screw it...I'm gonna post them! Keep in mind, I measure every TWO weeks.

Week One-
Bust: 50 ½
Waist: 51
Hips: 50

Week Three-
Bust: 50 1/4
Waist: 48 1/4
Hips: 52 1/4

Week Five-
Bust: 49 ½
Waist: 45
Hips: 50
Right Thigh: 26 ½
Left Thigh: 26 ½
(First time doing thighs.)

I have 3 pairs of goal jeans. I tried them on today and they were actually even SMALLER than I expected them to be. They are only a size or 2 smaller than my current jeans, but they fit much differently. These pants are from years ago, too, but brand new with tags. I think they run small, which is good, just means I've got to lose even more and I will look even better when I CAN fit into them! A few more inches and I should be able to fit in one of the pairs...hmmm, maybe in the next 2 weeks! I will probably try them on every week or two. :P

By the way, can anyone PLEASE tell me how to add stuff to the side of your page? I noticed people adding their stats, goals or progress pictures to the side of their blog, not part of their actual blog posts that always shows up, and I can't figure it out for the life of me!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wake up time: Around 5:00am (My sister was going into surgery at 7am to have her baby, and we needed at least an hour to get there.)

9:15am- Breakfast. A "Large" yogurt with oats, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and raisins from the hospital. Also a banana and one of those small kids 2% milks.

12:40pm- Lunch. Half a link of smoked turkey sausage, some petite baby carrots and hummus. 

7:40pm- Dinner. A piece of Talapia fish seasoned with like 3 different Mrs. Dash seasonings, a little lemon juice and rubbed lightly with olive oil; Grilled on the George Foreman. + boiled broccoli/cauliflower mix with Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning. (Delicious!) + Green tea pill.

Btw, My sister made spaghetti for dinner. I chose to make my -own- meal and had the fish, broccoli and cauliflower. I'm pretty excited about my decision. Especially since spaghetti is one of my FAVORITE meals. It is not worth me screwing up my weight loss. Also, this morning I had the yogurt w/ fruits and oats and a banana, while everyone else got eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage. I'm feeling wonderful about the decisions I am making, even though I've been craving this little Mexican restaurant down the road for the past week! I might go sometime this weekend, munch on chips and salsa and maybe a taco salad (no cheese) and water. Maybe! I haven't had an actual cheat meal since I started my health kick. :)

So after realizing the good choices I made with eating today, despite the junk everyone else was eating, I wanted to go work out to top it all off. So I did! I even got my 7 and 11 year old niece's out there with me.

9:20pm- Work out. 30 squats, 100 crunches, 10 push ups (OUCH) and 30 mins of (HHA) Fat Burning Cardio.

Weigh-in and measurements when I wake up tomorrow! Wish me luck!!
Tomorrow will make exactly one month from the time I started weighing and taking measurements.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wake up time: 9:45am

10:20am- Breakfast. Bowl of Kashi go lean crunch cereal in almond milk w/ a glass of water and green tea pill.

Noon- Work out! 30 squats, 100 crunches, 30 mins of (hip hop abs) Fat Burning Cardio + 6 minutes of (HHA) 6 minute abs.

1:45pm- Lunch. Left over Low-Carb Chicken Enchilada Paillard from Monday with a side salad w/ half a serving of ranch + a big glass of water. (Bigger lunch than normal, but it was good.)

7:55pm- Dinner. Chicken tikka masala with eggplant in it, and a salad with avocado, tomato and ranch + green tea pill.
(wasn't able to get a pic)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wake up time: 9:40am

11am to 12:30pm - Took a nap! Yeah, I probably missed my chance to work out but I was tired and not feeling good.

12:55pm- Lunch. A serving size of Kashi go lean crunch in almond milk with a whole small banana sliced up in it.   

1:30pm- Work out. 20 squats, 50 crunches & 25 mins of Hip Hop Ab's "Ab Sculpt".
Looks like I was able to get my work out in today afterall. :) Yay.

4:15pm- Snack. One whole small banana.

7:50pm- Dinner. A bowl and a half of Chili with ground beef (I tried to talk him into using ground turkey!) red beans, onions and bell peppers. I added a little sour cream and cheese on top. Also drinking a diet big red.