March 29, 2011

Diet Mentality

Today err...Yesterday since it's 12:38am

Uhh yea anyway Monday 3/28/11 (<--Yea! that's what I'm trying to say!) I weighed my self again since Sunday my scale decided to play mind tricks with me and this morning..err you know what I mean! Anyway the scale said 220.6 which is what I was expecting to see Sunday -__-
Which means that in total since my start date 2/14/11 I have lost 21.4 pounds!!! I'm very excited about this!!

So! before I go off into Lala-land I wanted to talk about stuff.

Ok so this past week I went back on Phase 1 of the South Beach diet, it was actually a heck of a lot easier to do this time around! So I'm eating salads, drinking water (sort of), and I exercised but this weigh-in I only lost 2.4lbs or 3lbs (however you want to look at it) Now please note that I'm always excited to see any amount of weight loss because that means I'm still moving forward, but after restricting myself to certain foods again and only seeing such a low number I was slightly disappointed. Moral of the story? Me trying to go back to Phase 1 and rush my weight loss wasn't the brightest idea I've ever had LOL! It wasn't worth giving up bread, cereal, oatmeal, pasta etc for an entire week just to lose 2.4lbs

Also I wanted to say stop calling what we're doing diets (I know I just said "South Beach Diet" earlier, but bare with me lol). A diet is something that you will eventually come off and basically erase all of your hard work when you go back to your old eating habits.
I believe that to lose weight and maintain that weight-loss it takes Patience, Will Power, Motivation, Exercise and most important of all a Life-style change; meaning eating healthier foods, controlling your portion sizes and not just pigging out like a Fat Chick just because the food is placed in front of you.

Everyone's situation may be a little different, but for me I'm using the South Beach Diet (Life-Style Changer!)as a way to teach myself healthy eating habits. It's my manual, my guide and I know that what I learn from it I can carry on with me waaay after I've reached my goals. South Beach is not the only way to change, it was just a convenient resource for me to use. (Mom had the book so I said "Hey, why not?")

I can't speak for you, but I will not let myself become a statistic! My goals are going to be accomplished...what about you?

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March 28, 2011

Our Challenge

A friend of mine (one of my support team!) has started a new blog on

I thinks it's a really great idea! It's an Open Blog where we can all help each other out in one place.

Advice, Motivation, Recipes, Exercise tips and More!

If your interested check it out @

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March 27, 2011

Support Team

Why does it seem like I get more support from people that don't even know me!?

Friends...Classmates they encourage me to keep pushing on. They may not know it, but they do! Even with out their knowledge they support me and it helps me to keep going.

But turn around to the family side of things and I feel like I just hit a brick wall...

It's not even the entire family, some show more support than others. But today I got on the scale to weigh in but my scale went WHOOMP WHOOMP on me giving me like 6 different numbers every time I stepped up on it, so I made a comment to a family member and it went like this:

Me: -feeling kinda frustrated I said- "My scale is the devil"
FM: "Don't come in here saying your scale is the devil, either you come in here and say you lost weight or you didn't! -mumbling- "come in here saying your scale is the devil" (basically I was dismissed after this)
Me: *Thinking* *Are you serious?!* -walks away-

Ok... you may not have understood that because you couldn't hear their tone of voice, but they were irritated that I made that comment... -sighs- that just made me want to say "Screw this crap, screw this journey, I'm going to find the nearest hotwing spot and order a 20 piece with fries and a 2-liter coke"

With this family member I feel like I'm always walking on eggs around them! Never know what I could do or what I say that could set them off! They always get irritated with me and I feel like I can never please them with anything that I do.

That being said I dont even know why I went to them in the first place! Guess old habits die hard right?

But anyway I'm not going to let them discourage me from continuing this journey... I'm doing this for me so who gives a crap if they won't stand behind me, support me and give me that extra push when I need it. I got other folks who I can count on. Just kinda weird that majority are classmates, friends, and people who don't even know me.

Thanks you GUYS!!! 

March 25, 2011


I've been diagnosed with SBS...

For those of you who don't know what SBS is...I'll try to explain it the best way I can.
SBS stands for Saggy Booty Syndrome! YES, I know...the HORROR!!! LOL (hope none of you were too worried)


Now before any more random thoughts pop into your head. NO my butt has not actually sagged -__-
I call it Saggy Booty Syndrome because as I'm going down in size, I seem to be losing the most weight in my thighs and my rear-end (Goodbye juciy booty -tear-) thus resulting in a improper fitting of my pants.
My jeans are now loose around the butt and thigh area...Looks like I have no rear-end LOL!

But it's all good! Because I know eventually this  and everything else will follow! (getting my Incredible Shrinking Woman ON!) -all smiles here-

In other news I'll be adding pictures for comparison and progress! (About TIME!) I know I know I'm about 19lbs late but better late than never right?!

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March 23, 2011


One of my class mates... Well she's my buddy! But anyway after class today she told me that she could see the weight loss in my face.

I just lit up! Big stupid cheesy smile on my face and I felt this giddy feeling.

Compliments from people who really don't know you are the BEST!
Yes I've gotten compliments before from my dad and my mom, plus I'm constently looking in the mirror but when people who you don't think are paying you any attention comment and say positive things you just feel like your on cloud 9.

All of my hard work is paying off and I'm only a quarter of the way there!

She made my day!




Someone else noticed my weightloss! YAY! They said that they could see it in my face...

Well obviously I haven't been paying any attention to my freaking face. (Oh no! Not something else for me to try and stare in the mirror to see a difference)

But overall I'm totally pumped! Hitting the gym today!

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March 21, 2011

Temptation Merry-go Round

Join Me on this Merry-go Round! Cause Temptations all -around!

UGH! I'm trying my hardest (my absolute darnest!) to stay dedicated to this journey to be healthier and losing weight. So why it is that everytime I turn around CRAP (aka: unhealthy food) is being thrust into my face!!!

Tempter: "Why don't you have some fried chicken?"
Me: "Cause It's not really healthy, I'm going to continue eating my grilled chicken."
Tempter: "Well when I did what your doing I ate whatever I wanted to eat (aka: fast foods, fried chicken, ice-cream, cookies (need I do on??)) and just worked out alot and I lost weight"
Me: "I want to stick with what I'm doing..."

(I would DEVOUR some fried chicken right now! Like I've lost my darn mind!)
Tempter: "You want some Hot Wings?"
 *thinking* *YES DEAR GOD I WANT SOME HOT WINGS!!! -drools-*
Me: "No I don't want any Hot Wings."
Tempter: "You sure? They are really good!"
Me: "No, I'm sure I don't want any..."
*dies a little inside*

(I love hot wings, it's my favorite food -tear-)

SERIOUSLY!? I mean really!?

Temptation surrounds me day-in and day-out... Last night I had to watch as my mom and sis scarfed down chocolate fudge brownies, I've watched them eat pizza while I had a salad, I've watched them eat McDonalds golden french fries while I nibbled on some pecans. I've cooked different dished and have been asked whats in it and when I reply saying something healthy they respond "EWWW"...

But...I can say that I've been holding up strong. Today is 3/21/11 Day 36 of my journey and I have NOT fallen off my path, because what I'm working towards is far more important then a 30 min satisfaction of eating greasy, fatty, foods.
I remind myself everyday I'm doing this for me, and thats enough to keep my pushing through...(also the thought of rocking a killer 2 piece but don't judge me LOL)

Rushing it?!?

So I weighed in today with a 2 pound loss! I'm so totally excited!

Didn't expect to see that number since I missed a day of exercise. I'm so close to being under 200 pounds I can taste it! (Sweet Victory!!!) With 19 pounds gone I feel like nothing can stop me! NOTHING WILL STOP ME!

Tomorrow (3/21/11) I planned on starting phase one of the South Beach diet (the strict phase) again. It's the phase where I cut out breads, pasta, rice, potatoes, certain vegetables and dairy, It's also the phase where you lose weight the fastest! But am I trying to rush my weight-loss? I know it should be slow and steady but darn-it! I'm ready for it to be gone NOW!

Ok... so I know Roman wasn't built in a day and I also know that I didn't gain this weight over night. UGH!!!

It's really frustrating cause I'm doing so well, but I feel like I could be doing better -sighs-

Should I just continue what I'm doing on Phase 2 and be paitent or should I back track it to Phase 1 and try to lose a quick 5 pounds?

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March 17, 2011

Hips dont Lie!

I was sitting at my computer ( doing lord knows what...probably on facebook) when I happened to look behind me at the piece of paper I have taped on my closet door (arkward postioning huh?) I looked at my measurements from last year (2010) and it occured to me that I haven't measured my self recently so I went to ask my mom for help and she wipped out the measuring tape!

<><><>Here are my results
.May 23, 2010March 15, 2011
Weight248 lb225.6 lb
L-16 1/2
Upper Chest*45 1/242 1/2
Chest*48 1/245 1/2
Waist*5147 1/2
Hips*51 1/248 3/5

I lost inches in everything! WAAAY TOTALLY BEYOND EXCITED!!!

does happy dance and a fist pump! ("YEA!")

*Note: measured in inches*

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March 13, 2011

Weigh-In Sunday


I've been itchying (not literally) to get on the scale all this week! I had to practically force myself not to even look at the scale. I'm excited! I'm nervous! I just don't know what to do.

That little evil scale just sits in the corner of my bedroom mocking me ( I know it does!)

But I have to hold out until sunday 3/13/11 (Hey thats TODAY!)

So I woke this morning (really afternoon) fired up! I was ready to see what that scale was going to tell me, I pulled the scale out of the box, went into my bathroom and got really nervous LOL yea I was fired up for all of 5 mins until I put the scale in front of me on the floor.

Just thinking about the Steak cheese wrap I had last night ("Did it digest?", "Oh lord why did I eat it!!", "but it was sooo good!", "OMG I bet I gained weight!" about panic attack) all these thoughts crossed my mind and I realized, I had still not stepped onto the scale yet.

Inhaled deeply, exhaled, wiped the sweat from my palms and stepped up onto the scale (eyes tightly closed) I waited...

Looked down at the little screen and saw 225.6 (OMG I thought...I just lost 2 pounds!!! "Technically it was only 1.6 but darnit thats a 2lb loss in my book")

Talk about estatic! I fist pumped the air ("YEA!"), did a little victory dance then stepped back on the scale again (just to make sure) the same numbers came across the screen (225.6)

Can you tell I was excited??

March 11, 2011


You know I just realized that I have no clue what it's like to be thin. I've always been a plus size girl even when I was in elementary school I was always the chubby one in the class.

I have no idea what it feels like to not hide behind my clothes. All through high school I wore a jacket at all times (except during band practice). If not a jacket then a huge T-shirt. They call it the tom-boy phase, but I was actually hiding myself (my body) in my clothes. I didn't like looking at me and I didn't like others looking at me.

I have no idea what it's like to buy clothing from stores like "The Body Shop", "5.7.9", "Charlotte Russe", "Forever 21" (and yes I know they have a plus size selection but the state I live in does not sell the plus size clothing in stores and I don't make purchases online). "Aeropostale" (I have purchased a T-shirt from the mens side -__-), and "Wet Seal" just to name a few.

I have no idea what it's like to shop in the front of a store...Plus size is always in the back (but that's ok cause so is the clearence section lol)

I have no idea what it feels like to put on a bathing suit and not feel self-conscious.

I have no idea what it feels like to sit down and not have to worry about holding in my gut.

I can't even imagine myself as being thin... I have always wondered what I would look like "if this fat roll wasn't here" or "if that lump of fat wasn't there", but I just can't picture myself that way because all I've ever seen my entire life is a big girl

March 7, 2011


Today marks the start of the 4th week that I've been on the South Beach Diet and my journey to a healthier lifestyle! I am so proud of myself, because I don't believe I've ever commited to something like this before. Each day I want to continue to push my self a little further just to see where I can go, and believe me when I say "I can see me going far!"

Today is also my 1st day of exercising!

I knew when I weighed in yesterday and only saw a 0.2 pound loss that I was going to have to work-out (actually when I started this journey I knew I would eventually have to work out...I was just trying to hold off on that for as long as possible). Today I almost didn't work-out, my laziness was kicking in BIG TIME. I called some friends, but nobody wanted to work out with me and surprise surprise!!! My dad comes over and says "Come on, were going walking" and thats what motivated me to get up and exercise!

Sometimes you just need a little push in the right direction. You know what you need/have to do but just can't seem to motivate your self to do it, and thats when your support system helps you out!

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March 6, 2011

Plateau...well Sorta

I weighed in this week at 227. 6 the scale said I went down 0.2 of a pound (not what I was expecting)

But I'm still very excited!! Although the number on the scale wasn't that big I still lost/ weigh the same (I haven't gained any weight!!! -jumps for joy-)

But now that I've finished my first week of Phase 2 I know with out a doubt I need to get my butt into gear and start exercising.

I've been giving a lot of excuses lately... "Well I'm doing homework" or "But the gym is so far away! Gas prices are going up" or "I'll start tomorrow..." or "It's too darn cold outside!" or just being plain lazy and saying "I don't feel like working out"

But like I stated in an eariler blog losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle involves CHANGE and my change is about to start right here and right now!

So my plan is to start slow and gradually increase my activity level.

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Food Labels

Are you reading your Food Labels?

 Here I have 2 different types of cereal. Both boxes of the cereal look like healthy choices don't they?

Well you'll be surprised to learn that 1 cereal is loaded with SUGARY GOODNESS (well... maybe not goodness).

But can you guess which one?

Raisin Nut Bran or Fiber One: Honey Clusters

<-------Raisin Nut Brain


Fiber One: Honey Clusters ------->

Well if you guessed Fiber One: Honey Clusters then you are INCORRECT!!!
Sorry the pictures may be hard to see (so I kinda cheated =P) but the Raisin Nut Brain actually has 14g of sugar (YIKES!). 19% of daily fiber (5g fiber), 3g Total Fat and the serving size is a measely 3/4 cup. So not only does the Fiber One: Honey Clusters ONLY have 5g of SUGAR (say whaaat!?) it also has 51% of daily fiber( that's 13g fiber!), it's only 1.5 g of Total Fat and the serving size is 1 cup!

So you tell me what the better choice of cereal is...

March 4, 2011

What'd You Eat Today!?

I am in Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet, Day 19!
WOOO!!! (didn't think I would make it at 1st) Slowly this diet is becoming easier for me and I like it! My eating habits are changing, I'm NOT going all day with out eating and then eating a huge meal at dinner time because I've put my body into starvation mode.

I eat 6 times a day! (I know what your thinking, uhh if your trying to lose weight then why are you eating so much!?)

The difference my friend is that I'm eating healthier!!! 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 2 snacks(mid-morning, mid-afternoon) 1 dessert
(after dinner)

Did I just blow your MIND!?

(UGH! Healthier???? Just what do you mean??)

Well let me just give you an example of the meals I eat everyday!

Day 18Breakfast
Time-8:35amFiber one cereal: Honey Clusters (1 cup) 1% milk (1/2 cup)
10:37amSugar-free Jello
3:46pmHome made Spaghetti
5:44pm1 Clemintine (It's a small orange)
9:03pmGrilled Chicken Salad (McDonalds) with Balsamic Vinegarette Dressing
.None Today

You can find more of my daily meals here Click this Link!

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March 2, 2011

Weekly Weigh-ins

Weekly Weigh-ins

DateCurrent WeightWeight Loss

Starting Weight: 242
Current Weight: 227.8

Next Weigh-in will be Sunday 3/6/11!
Follow this link to see the rest of my Weekly Weigh-ins!

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Easier said than done right?

Well I'm starting my change right here and right now! (actually I lied, I already started my change LOL)

I started the South Beach Diet on 2/14/11 (Valentines day...Yea I'm a weirdo) But anyway this was not an easy start for me...My funds were low and I had to give up my all time favorite food (Hot Wings) talk about the devestation! LOL but like I said, it was time for a change.

Today is 3/2/11 which marks Day 17 for me and in 2 weeks while on this program I have lost 15 pounds...(THATS RIGHT I SAID 15 POUNDS!!!) just by eating. Now I'm not trying to knock exercise because I know that with any lifestyle change (like what I'm trying to do) Exercise is just as important as eating healthier foods, drinking water and getting enough sleep.

But come on!!! If you lost 15 pounds in 2-weeks just by changing your eating habits wouldnt you be freaking excited too!? LOL

(If anyone would like to know a bit more information about the South Beach Diet just comment below and I'll post another blog explaining the program)

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Healthier Me

McDonalds, Burger King, Checkers, American Deli, Popeyes, Churches, Wendy's...What do all these well-known fast food resturants have in common?!?
They all have fatty, greasy, GREAT TASTING DELISCIOUS FOOD!!!

But for me, It's time for a change.

I'm one of those people who grew up eating this stuff, when mom cooked it was usually something fried and boy did it taste good! But I didn't feel good physically, emotionally (I still don't)...and now at 22 years old I've finally reached a point in my life where I can stand up and say ENOUGH!

I've started a weight loss journey...actually no let me correct myself. I've started a lifestyle change! And I will succeed, just going to take one step at a time.

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