April 28, 2011

Crazy Week

Ok so this week has been crazy and it only seems to be getting worse! I didn't make it to the gym on Monday, had a Quiz due Tuesday, then a test to take Wednesday for the same class... -__-' so I wasn't able to make it to the gym Wednesday, went to tutoring before the test O_o. I've been trying to study/prepare for my finals (that are next week!) I have a project due this Sunday for my webmaster class which I haven't even finished. I just found out that I have to take another 50 question Final exam for my Networking class that I can not stand (I just did a 50 question Final for this class on Sunday...) Went to a review (today) for my Programming class and I had no clue what my professor was talking about...

And worst of all... -sighs- this is going to take some explanation. Yesterday I was rushing out the house to make it to the school so that I could study before my test... I left my snack at home so I had to stop by Walmart and buy some sugar-free pudding, I was then supposed to drive to McDonalds to pick up a salad because I didn't have time to cook... Forgot to go to McDonalds. So for lunch I had a turkey sub from the school (I'm pretty sure I ate too much bread) then for dinner I went to McDonalds, I ordered a Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad with Balsamic Vingerette dressing, got home and realized the chicken was crispy not grilled; oh and it smelled so good! I removed the chicken and continued eating my salad... but I kept eyeballing the chicken... Eventually I ended up eating the chicken and the sad thing about it was that it wasn't even that good! So disappointed in myself

April 24, 2011

Your going DOWN!

Reward 1 has been reached!!!

I have lost 31lbs and it feels so GOOD! I bought my reward a little early (Couldn't pass up $2.50 pants and $3.00 shirts!!!)

A little down side to my pants is that they don't have a drawstring so once they get too big I'll have to buy some more, but hey they were only $2.50 so no complaints from me!

I now weigh 211.4!!! How awesome is that? This means that I'm only 9lbs away from reaching 40lbs lost AND I'm only 12lbs away from reaching the 100's!!! O_O'

On Friday [4/22/11] I also did 6 minutes jogging @ 3.9 speed (Yay!)
Hope everyone is doing well! 

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April 22, 2011

Please don't stop the Music

I just realized that my music motivates me to push harder during my work-outs. I mean it is such an important factor for me especially when I'm on the treadmill. For example when I'm jogging I can feel myself about to give up and start walking but then this Kick @$% song comes on, now I'm pumped! and I push it the hardest towards the end I experience this feeling of euphoria {Cue the big stupid cheesy grin} when I know I've pushed myself when working out. 

I just thought I'd share what music gets me bumping! So here's my playlist.

  • Wings of a boy who killed adolescence - Yasuo Uragami
  • Bomb a Head - m.c.A.T
  • Super Shooter - Rip Slyme
  • Boys & Girls - LM.C
  • Bust a Groove - Kitty N
  • Ichirin No Hana - High and Mighty Color
  • Sonic Heroes - Crush 40
  • D-technolife - UVERworld
  • I'm Blue - Eiffel 65
  • Dub I dub - DDR
  • Can't stop falling in love - DDR
  • Lollipop (Candyman) - Aqua
  • Sign - Flow
Rap/ Hip-hop
  • Go Hard in the Paint - Waka Flocka Flame
  • Crazy in Love - Eminem
  • The Warning - Eminem
  • Fack - Eminem
  • Did it on em - Nicki Minaj
  • Itty Bitty Piggy - Nicki Minaj
Rock/Punk Rock
  • Your Betrayal - Bullet for my Valentine
  • Welcome to the family - Avenged Sevenfold [My Favorite!]
  • Coming Undone - Korn
  • I Remember You - Chixdiggit
  • Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
  • Paper Cut - Linkin Park
  • Faint - Linkin Park
  • Analog - Strung Out
  • False Pretense - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Shut up - Simple Plan
  • Whip my Hair - Willow Smith
  • We R who we R - Ke$ha
  • Dirty Pop - Nsync
  • O.Lover - Jason Mraz
So what are some songs that get you moving in the gym?? Share with me! Extra cool points for anybody that can name which anime's go with which songs in my Anime/Techno section.

April 20, 2011

Making Progress

Just wanted to post my Progress pics and how I'm looking so far. Can you see a difference??

Sorry I look so rough in the After photos, I don't feel well. I'm not sure if I'm getting sick or if I've some how gotten Allergies?? Who knows! All I know is that I've been sneezing all day and my nose has been running. Weird thing is that it started as soon as I left the gym today. Oh yea! Before I forget to mention it, I made my 5 min jog today @ 3.9 speed!!! Woo I was feeling GREAT! Until I dropped my freaking I-pod and now my headphones are messed up and no I did not stop to pick it up, I kept going... What a weird, interesting day this has been LOL!

*Note: in the last photo I'm not trying to make a muscle, just trying to show the fatty meat hanging from my bones LOL

Before Pics: 3/28/11 {Weight: 221.2}                        After Pics: 4/19/11 {Weight: 213.6}

April 18, 2011

Hips dont Lie pt.2

Here are my recent measurements!

DateMay 23, 2010March 15, 2011April 18, 2011
Weight248 lb225.6 lb213.6
L-16 1/2
L-15 1/2
Upper Chest*45 1/242 1/241
Chest*48 1/245 1/244
Waist*5147 1/244
Hips*51 1/248 3/548
L-28 1/2
R-28 3/4

The only results I can say that I truly see are in my thighs and hips. Everything else I might need a magnifying glass...Ok so maybe I can see that my stomach has gone down just the tiniest bit, but when I look in the mirror, sometimes I can't see my results. When will I be able to see that my hard work has paid off? ='(

April 17, 2011

Good Endings

Rough Starts can lead to Good Endings!

So today is Sunday 4/17/11 and you guys know what that means! I weighed in today and my scale reported back to me 213.6!!!

Instead of me saying Great endings or Fabulous ending, I said Good endings because I set a goal, but I have not yet accomplished that goal. Last week when I weighed in at 216.2, I saw that I had lost 26lbs, when I realized how close I was to reaching 30lbs lost, I decided that I would try my best to lose those last few pounds to make it to 30lbs this week, but I didn't quite make it...

I needed to lose 3.8lbs but I only lost 2.6

But you know what made my 2.6 so special! I went and told my mom how much I weighed (like I do every week) and she says "Your doing so good T! Do you realize how close you are to being out of the 200's?"

I think my brain shut down when she said that cause when the gears in my head started functioning again I started thinking *"Really? (Duh stupid your scale just said 213.6) OMG! She's right! I am very close to being out of the 200's!!!"*

{Cue the Cheesing like an Idiot moment!}

So it's ok that I didn't make 30lbs this week cause I know without a doubt that next week I'll hit my 30lb mark and then some! 

The weight is my prey and I'm ready to attack it full force! Target locked...I'm going in! Calling on the powers of the Jungle Cats RWAAAR! (haha thanx JadeAmber!)

April 15, 2011

Ulterior Motives

I think my body is trying to tell me something... I've hit the emergency stop button on the Treadmill two days in a row now (on accident of course!).

The first time I did it which was yesterday, Thursday 4/14/11, I just shrugged my shoulders turned the Treadmill back on and finished out my workout (I added an extra 2 minutes to make up for lost time lol). The second time I hit the dang button was today and I was heated! The only reason I got upset was because I was doing my jog at 3.9 speed and I had reached my 4 minute goal mark I usually set for myself...well today was different because just as soon as I felt my body shutting it self down to start walking this song comes on

I don't know if it was just because of the fast tempo but whatever, I felt rejuvenated! I knew I could make 5 minutes today, my strides were longer, I got my breathing under control (kinda sorta)... But NOOOOO!!! Obviously my body wasn't thinking along the same way as I was, because with only 20 seconds to spare. I accidentally hit the emergency stop button. FREAKING 20 SECONDS TO SPARE!!!  I would have accomplished a new goal today but I hit the dang stop button!

But you know what!? I didn't let that little incident stop me! I jumped back on that dang Treadmill and cranked the speed up to 4.0! Now mind you, I only was only able to jog a good 3mins at 4.0 before I had to lower my speed back to 3.3, but I was feeling good! I felt so good in fact that I jogged another minute (yes just 1minute) at 3.8 and just because I felt bad about turning off the Treadmill, after my usual 15 minutes on the Bike I did another 10 minutes on the Elliptical.


April 12, 2011

Rough Start

This week has started off a little on the rocky side. I didn't make it to the gym on Monday some things came up and as soon as I got home I took a nap. I even forgot to thaw out my shrimp to make scampi! UGH!!! I ended up eating oatmeal for dinner because I didn't go grocery shopping and nothing was thawed. Then I ended up cooking the oatmeal for too long and it looked like porridge (Ewww!)

Today was hard trying to motivate myself to get to the gym after missing Monday, but I did make it! I did 30 minutes on the Treadmill I even kicked it up a notch by jogging two 4 minute intervals @ 4.0 speed... I was ready to pass out, then I got on the Stationary Bike and disappointed myself, I couldn't even make it for the full 15 minutes I gave up after 10mins, my legs would just not cooperate with me (*Note to self: "Don't miss anymore scheduled gym days...that is all!")

What I won't do is beat myself up about missing a workout day or not being able to finish my 15 minutes on the bike today. So I fell off a little... BIG DEAL! I'm just going to pick myself up and try again tomorrow.

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How I'm eating

. Monday 4/4/11 Tuesday 4/5/11 Wednesday 4/6/11 Thursday 4/7/11 Friday 4/8/11 Saturday 4/9/11 Sunday 4/10/11
Breakfast 2 eggs (lg), 2 slices Turkey Bacon @10:43am 1/2 cup Oatmeal w/2pks Equal & 1tbsp CBINB* @12:02pm 2 eggs (lg), 2 slices Turkey Bacon @12:55pm 1 cup Fiber One: Honey Clusters, 1/2 cup 1% Milk @11:23am 2 eggs (lg), 2 slice Turkey Bacon @12:23pm 2 eggs (lg), 2 slice Turkey Bacon @10:15am 2 eggs (lg), 2 slice Turkey Bacon @1:26pm
Snack Pecans @12:45pm Sugar-free jello @2:18pm Sugar-free jello @3:00pm Sugar-free jello @1:40pm Sugar-free jello @2:27pm Strawberry, Banana, Spinach Smoothie @2:00pm Sugar-free Fudgesicle @3:52
Lunch Pan-seared chicken w/Peas @4:42pm Pan-seared chicken w/Peas @5:44pm Pan-seared chicken w/Provolone cheese & Sauteed Spinach @5:20pm Turkey sandwich* 1/2 @4:52, 1/2 @6:27pm GCC Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing from McDonalds @5:23pm Naked Chicken Parmesan @5:21pm Turkey sandwich* @5:45pm
Snack Fit Active Light Butter Popcorn @7:00pm Suagr-free Fudgesicle @7:45pm Sugar-free Chocolate Pudding @7:25pm Sugar-free Chocolate Pudding @7:30pm Sugar-free Chocolate Pudding @7:25pm Sugar-free Fudgesicle @7:34pm Strawberry, Banana, spinach Smoothie @7:30
Dinner Spinach Chicken Alfredo @9:26 Naked Chicken Parmesan @11:19pm Left-over Spinach Chkn Alfredo @9:36pm Pan-seared Chicken w/Peas @9:46pm Pan-seared Chicken w/Peas @9:57pm Turkey Burger @9:37 Pan-seared chicken w/Peas @9:25

Just a little view of how I'm eating!

Looking at this I've just realized I eat a lot of chicken...LOL 

*CBINB: Can't Believe it's not Butter
*Turkey Sandwich: Low-fat cheese, Miracle Whip, Mustard, Fat-free Turkey, Spinach and Pickles all on Whole Wheat Thin Bread rolls.

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April 10, 2011

Challenge 1: Day 7

So, I've completed my first Challenge!
Here's the scope on what went down

Day Eating Exercise Calories Burned
Monday Went fabulous! Planned all my meals out for the day and stayed on schedule. I even ate veggies! I usually eat salads. I was so Hyped up and motivated! I did 30mins on the Treadmill (which was no joke by the way! I wanted to quit after 5 mins!!! LOL felt like my legs were gonna give out on me and my calves were tightening up) and 5 mins on the Row Machine (thighs and arms were hurting). 1. 230-Treadmill
30 mins
2. Not sure on Row Machine
5 mins
Tuesday Ate a little late because I didn't estimate the time it would take me to finish some hw, but other than that It was a pretty good day! Even got my veggies in! O.M.G It was so hard trying to motivate myself to go to the Gym, but I did it! I even pushed myself a little harder than I did Monday! 30 mins on Treadmill (I even jogged a little and I mean "LITTLE") I also did 15mins on the stationary bike (The one that feels like your on an actual bike LOL) 1. 229-Treadmill (weird! It was 230 Monday)
30 mins
2. 82-Bike
15 mins
Wednesday Went to school today! I thought it would be difficult to stay on schedule but it wasn't because I planned ahead! {Thanks Cory!} Didn't work out today because it's my longest day of school, Had three classes to go to -__- No Calories Burned
ThursdayKept the meals simple since I knew I had classToday was awesome! Since I didn't work out Wednesday I decided to crank it up a notch(just a little bit) I jogged for 3 mins straight caught my breath for maybe like 2 mins then I jogged again for another 2 mins @ 3.8 speed and could have gone longer but it was time to cool down LOL, then I had to go to class I wanted to fall over!1. 239-Treadmill
30 mins
2. 79-Bike
15 mins
FridayHad a lot of things to do today but I kept it under control! None of my chicken was thawed out so I had to get a salad from McDonalds for lunch {the back up plan!}, I bought it early cause I didn't know if I would have time to go get it later {planning ahead! LOL}Today I stepped my game up even higher! I think I was really feeling motivated because on the Treadmill I jogged two 4 min intervals @ 3.8 speed with 5 min catching my breath in between! I was feeling good, I even pushed my self harder on the Bike!1. 247-Treadmill
30 mins
2. 78-bike
15 mins
SaturdayAhh the weekend I could finally catch a break! Kept my meals simple cause I was feeling lazy and it was super HOT! I knew it was cause it wasn't moving and the sweat beads started building up on my nose LOL my fan was cranked up to the max!No work out todayNo Calories Burned
SundayI left today's meals pretty much open, But I pretty much have an Idea of what I'll be eatingWon't be working out today, need a break! LOLNo Calories Burned

A quick Summary!
I ate veggies everyday this week! Mostly peas and spinach, I also drunk a Gallon of water everyday, I did this by taking a old 20oz Dasani bottle and refilled it 7 times with water {You only need 6.4 or 6 1/2 20oz bottles to make a gallon but I just went ahead and did 7 it was much easier to keep track of}. I also exercised 4 days this week so I surpassed my own expectations! {Does fist pump!} YEAH!
I'll also be following these same goals next week and so on!

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Weigh-in Sunday

IT'S SUNDAY!!! Do you know what that means?!?

I've completed my 1st Challenge!!! YAY but whatever I'm sure your ready for the juicy stuff right? {I'm so totally trying to delay telling you how my weigh-in went ....LOL}

{Cue the Jeopardy Music!}

So you either just skipped down here or you actually listened to the music LOL but either way your awesome cause you've decided to take a little time out of your day to read my blog! {Thank you! Note how I'm still trying to delay the inevitable. LOL ok I'll stop... here goes!}

I weighed in today and the scaled reported back to me... 216.2 {gasp!}
Ok see I was obviously drowsy when I first stepped on the scale cause when I saw this number I thought I had gained weight {I saw 226.2 in my mind}. LOL so I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and stepped on it again. 216.2 *thinking* *What the heck did I weigh last week?? DUH!!! you weighed 220.6 STUPID!!! You Lost 4lbs!!!*

{Cue in the Victory Dance!}

Ok so I didn't make a video of me doing my Victory Dance, LOL maybe one day I will!

But I am so excited! I worked my butt off this week and it paid off! Hard work, dedication, patience, and the willingness to put forth the effort and you can do whatever you set your mind too! Nothing can stop me NOW!!! 

If you would like to see how I did on my Challenge check it out here: Healthier Me's Challenge 1

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April 6, 2011

Update1, Challenge 1

Ok, so I was going to wait until Sunday to talk about how my Challenge went and what not, but I just can't keep anything away from you guys for too long!!! LOL

So anywho!

Day Eating Exercise Calories Burned
Monday Went fabulous! Planned all my meals out for the day and stayed on schedule. I even ate veggies! I usually eat salads. I was so Hyped up and motivated! I did 30mins on the Treadmill (which was no joke by the way! I wanted to quit after 5 mins!!! LOL felt like my legs were gonna give out on me and my calves were tightening up) and 5 mins on the Row Machine (thighs and arms were hurting). 1. 230-Treadmill
2. Not sure on Row Machine
Tuesday Ate a little late because I didn't estimate the time it would take me to finish some hw, but other than that It was a pretty good day! Even got my veggies in! O.M.G It was so hard trying to motivate myself to go to the Gym, but I did it! I even pushed myself a little harder than I did Monday! 30 mins on Treadmill (I even jogged a little and I mean "LITTLE") I also did 15mins on the stationary bike (The one that feels like your on an actual bike LOL) 1. 229-Treadmill (weird! It was 230 Monday)
2. 82-Bike

Oh yea! Before I forget I joined Planet Fitness today...er yesterday (Tuesday April 5, 11). Now I have no excuses LOL can't be complaining that the Gym is too far, when it's right up the street from where I stay! Membership is only $10 a month! Awesome right? But I'll talk more about that come Sunday!

I'll also be posting my food planner at the end of the week so you can see how I'm eating! Hope you all are having a Great Week!

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April 3, 2011

Challenge 1

Since this past week was such a bust I've decided to do a challenge for myself!

1. Drink a gallon of water every day for an entire week
2. Exercise at least 3 days this week
3. Plan out my meals ahead of time
4. Eat more veggies!
5. Continue this challenge on to the next week

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I screwed up!

Ok, so this past week has been... Madness!

All of my professors have decided to grow little horns out of their heads and shove a ton of work down my throat! ='(

It wasn't pretty! The weather has been acting CRAZY! Mother Nature is seriously taking a break cause one day the sun is out and shining and the next it's drizzling and cold. (I do not do cold weather! It's like my body shuts down)
I was messing up my eating routine and yes I've still been eating healthy foods but I haven't been sticking to my time schedule so it was off this week. Also I haven't been drinking water like I was supposed to, and I wasn't able to excuse this week either due to stress and this crazy weather.

On top of all this madness I haven't worked out in 11 days!!!  11 freaking days! So I already know I'm going to be crying when I do get back into the groove -sighs-

Weighed in today at 220.6 so from my last weigh in which was Monday 3/28/11 I haven't lost anything. I pretty much expected this, if anything I'm glad I didn't gain! (Woo!) 

Today is a new day and I shall recover! Next weigh-in better watch out cause I'm kicking it into high gear this week! I'm going to reach my goal of 36lbs gone by June!

April 1, 2011

Letter to my Enemy

Dear Muffin-top,

You've situated your self over the top of my pants once again. and no matter how hard I try to hide you, you always seem to find a way to make your self known...
High-waisted pants and belts don't stop you. Girdles and shaper underwear don't phase you.

Why Muffin-top? Why must you appear over the rim of my jeans?
Why must you cause my underwear to roll down into an uncomfortable position on my stomach?
I tire from pulling them (underwear) up all day. Do you have nothing else to do besides hang around my hips?

Yes, I know that you provide a place for my elbows to rest when my arms are not in use, but I think its time for you and I to go our separate ways. You are unsightly! You keep me from wearing certain tops and pretty dresses, hip hugger jeans, and all kinds of nice things.

Your time has been up! Cause once I started this journey Feb 14, 2011, I decided that enough is enough! 

So farewell Muffin-top, may we never cross paths once again.

Yours Truly,
-Healthier Me

(a.k.a) T