Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday night.

I've just finished for the night.  I'm writing this while I take a rest... I'm TIRED!  Tonight I did a few minutes (seconds) of Tae Bo Elite, and I'm still too sore from my lower body workout last night for it to work.  I decided to do Aerobic Striptease.  I looked like an idiot, but I WILL feel it tomorrow!  I'm also really excited because I got through the whole video. :D  I've never gone through a whole video of anything before!  YAY!  So, that and a few minutes of light stretching to cool down and I'm going to call it a night.

Scrambled egg white
5 T salsa
10 tortilla chips
Clif bar
same yogurt/fruit as before
serving of butter beans (gross)
one fried chicken thigh
sprite zero
diet hot cocoa with 1 pkt instant coffee and 4t Peppermint Mocha coffee mate
1/2 kraft cheese slice
1T light sour cream
glass of milk
Chocolate Mint Sensation Jell-o Temptations

Weight: 224.8 lbs

I'll talk to you guys tomorrow!  Have a good night/evening!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I'm checking in early today.  Due to the Iowa game and my friend's husband being a total bastard, I need some release before tonight.  I'll update with food later, but so far I've had a Clif bar, same yogurt as usual, and same salsa/chip servings that I have been eating.  So, on to workout.

Yoga w/ball
gentle yoga stretches
upper body
lower body

With all that, I've burned more cals than I've eaten so I need to find something to eat soon.  I'll update later. Have a good day/night!

Food update:
Smart Ones Breakfast quesadilla
one whole boiled egg
one boiled egg white

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 4! :)

Last night kind of got away from me.  Sorry about that.  We ran into an impromptu food and wine party and while I didn't eat or drink much more than I should have, I wasn't about to try to keep track!   :)  So, I'm back today.  Let's see what I've done!


  • Larabar
  • small pc cake (ugh, it's finally out of the house! yay!)
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 4T salsa/10 tortilla chips
  • 1 sq Vosges chocolate bar
  • Pita sandwich with: 1 slice provolone, meat from two hot wings, 1 leaf lettuce, <1 T ranch dressing
  • 1/2C triple berry blend
  • 1/2C dannon fit and light vanilla yogurt
  • Odwalla Choco Walla
  • 20 min walk, 2.0 mph
  • 10 min walk, 2.0 mph

Total: 1 mile, 30 min

Yoga w/ball: 20 min
Stretches: 10 min

So, I found this site,  Normally, I wouldn't use it because I not only have (had) my own plans, but I'm keeping track of my consumption as well.  When I got to the site, however, I found that it is MUCH more amazing than just that!  It tracks all calories burned for all activities, daily weight, calories and activity, and even gives you a daily nutritional analysis!  I found out I'm need to start taking my multivitamins again.  lol  Hello Flintstones chewables!  HA  You should all check it out, it's already helping me tons!  See you all tomorrow!


What is your favorite weight loss tool?  Let me know!

(oh, and weight: 227.6.  Two lbs!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 3

Not much to report today except that my hunger issue was MUCH better today!

Weight: 228.6 (down 1 lb!)


  • Larabar
  • 2C milk
  • 1C Danon Light Vanilla yougurt
  • 1C mixed berries
  • 1/4 C granola
  • 2x2 pc chocolate cake
  • One fried fish filet
  • 1.5C Progresso Light Italian Vegetable soup
  • Grilled cheese sandwich, two slices cheese
  • two oreo cookies
  • 1C milk
  • Odwalla Berries Go Mega bar
  • water
  • tea

35 min on treadmill at 1.9=1.15 miles

Doing better already!  Hope to have more good news to report tomorrow! :)  Have a good night everyone.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 2

Well, I'm having a little more trouble than I have the past two days.  My tummy does not want to shrink down to a reasonable size, it wants to stay large and consume massive amounts of food!  Still, I've eaten much less than usual, at smaller intervals.  My exercise today has included tons of mall walking.  That is going to have to do since I'm feeling so sick today.  (Thank you allergies!)  I'll make up for it tomorrow.  :)

Food today has been:

  • Larabar
  • 4 pc sushi
  • Small (2x2) pc cake
  • 3 jelly bellies
  • 1 hush puppy
  • 3 biscuits (see where the problem comes in?)
  • 1T peanut butter with honey
  • 1 cup Progresso Light Chicken and Dumpling soup
  • Clif bar
  • 1T pb with honey
  • water
  • tea
Going to bed early.  I feel horrible.  Talk to you all tomorrow!

UPDATE: I made myself exercise..... a little.


  • Rep 1 - 15
  • Rep 2 - 10
  • Rep 3 - 5 
(I know.  I'm lame.  I haven't worked those muscles in YEARS probably!)

Push-ups (these are even lamer, they were the girly push ups!):
  • Rep 1 - 10 
  • Rep 2 - 5
Actually, I'm shocked I could do even 15 push ups.  I hate that exercise more than anything.  Part of that has to do with me being so clumsy, and I can barely keep my balance.  That's what core strengthening is for though!  

NOW for bed!  Good night!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Getting in shape

It's that time of the year once again where I feel like I have done nothing to better myself and that I need to start again.  I have continued to gain weight and my acne is starting to flair up (which sucks even worse since I never really had problems!).  I'm having a lot of kidney, back, knee and feet issues and it is enough. My friends are very supportive and know that part of this can't be prevented, but even if I'm destined to be overweight, I'm NOT destined to die from it.  I want to get my life back.  I want to be able to wear what I want, go to the beach (and be proud of myself while I'm there!), not be sick all the time, walk long distances with no pain, and be happy.  I haven't had that in almost four years.  So, starting today, I'm going to be brutally honest with myself.  This blog page will be mainly about my weight loss journey.  I will post pictures I hate, I'll keep you updated on weights, exercises and foods that change/help along the way.  Welcome to Better Health: Post 1.

Today when I woke up I actually wanted to work out a little.  Since I haven't in a long, long time, and I've gained a lot of weight since then, I'm starting slow.  I started out the day at 229.6 lbs.  I walked on the treadmill for 25 min at 2.0.  I have eaten a crab cake, 1 hush puppy, one piece of fried chicken, a banana, half a peanut butter sandwich, a "fun size" bag of peanut M&Ms and four pieces of sushi.  I have also drank water, and 10 ounces of coconut water.  Nothing else.  When I go to bed I will eat (because of my medicine) 1 Larabar, apple pie flavored.  Here is my beginning picture:

I'll update everyday with exercise and food consumption, with new pictures every month or so.  If anybody has any tips (at ALL) please let me know!

What is the hardest thing you've ever had to do?