June 27, 2011

Weigh-in Sunday

SUPER LATE POST!!! Sorry you guys! I'll try to make this good!

After my crappy weigh-in last week I would like to happily report that I have lost 3.6lbs this week. YAY! I'm currently weighing in at 195.8lbs, that's 47lbs lost total and I've reached my next reward goal!

I was supposed to get a pedicure but I changed my mind and decided to get the 

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 dvd 

and some Sports bra's to reward myself    

Although I somewhat feel that this loss is undeserved, don't get me wrong I'm very happy but, last week for me was a total BUST! I only exercised twice and I was not drinking my water like I was supposed so this takes me into:

Since I've hit 199 I've gotten in this comfort zone... I've gotten cozy, and haven't really been motivated to exercise. I realize that my journey is far from being over (I still got another 30-40 pounds to go!), it's time (waaaay past time) to get my self out of this funk and start back putting in some hard work!

Goal 1. Exercise at least 4 days this week  (This will be the hardest, since I've starting training)
Goal 2. Drink 7 20oz bottles of water everyday!
Goal 3. Incorporate weights into my routine.

Hope everyone has a Great Week!

June 23, 2011

Stuck like Chuck

I've been such a bad blogger! I'm sorry you guys, my Hiatus is finally OVER! 
On to other news, this weight has been rocking the boat! SERIOUSLY. But before I get into that I'd like to report that my birthday weekend was fabulous! Mom bought me a Wii and I've been clocking in game time since.

So of course everything was just fine and dandy until I stepped on the scale Sunday morning. . .

I wanted to scream, pull my hair out then throw the scale in front of a moving bus! It was bad, and the messed up thing about it was that I ate healthy the whole week (preparing for my birthday) and I got in my exercise so I don't know what the deal was. I did wake up feeling bloated and my stomach looked bigger, But seriously!? One day of eating hot wings and diet coke shouldn't have done that to me.

Whatever the reason, I've fallen off track, with my exercise, pretty much after Sunday I was thought to myself forget it! I'm better now (somewhat) I guess. . . does this happen to be the dreaded plateau affect?!? (aka: Stuck like chuck moment)

Does anyone have any suggestions to overcome this? If so PLEASE LET ME KNOW! 
NSV Alert! I jogged 15 mins @ 4.2 on the treadmill Tuesday! I felt so accomplished and I have the jello legs to prove it! I even felt like I could have gone longer but I didn't want to push myself too hard.

and just because I <3 everyone here are some updated progress pics!

Is it just me or am I the only person who loses weight from the bottom up?? GAH! I feel so unproportionate now. My legs and butt have slimmed down while my stomach continues to do it's own thing (UGH! It's the most frustrating thing ever!!!). Boobs are practically nonexistent now, arms are getting flabby, what's a girl to do?

P.S. I know my pictures suck! But it's hard trying to find a great photographer. LOL

June 17, 2011

Soap Box

Ladies and Gentlemen, would you bring your attention to me! I have an announcement.

*stands on soap box~*|*~clears throat*

My Birthday is Saturday!!!

Yay! I'm so excited! Since it will be my special day I will be indulging (only a little). I have been committed and stayed true to not only eating healthy for 123 days but also drinking nothing but water (and the occasional 1/2 cup of 1% milk when I eat cereal) and I think I deserve a treat!  So I'll be treating myself to a 10 piece hot wings (my favorite food in the whole wide world!!!) and a can of diet Coke (no french fries -sadness-).

Even though it will be my special day I still plan on going to the gym! Can't be slacking off just cause of my birthday, also my special treat will most likely be lunch and I will continue my healthy eating habits for breakfast, snacks and dinner. Sadly I wont have a cake or ice cream (maybe a sugar free fudgesicle lol). 

June 16, 2011

Food in Review

Tofu Shirataki noodles

A healthy alternative to pasta! I heard so many good/positive reviews about Shirataki that I decided to try it out for myself. I found them in the (Tofu section?) of my local Publix, basically in the produce section.  The entire 8oz bag was only 40 calories, and the noodle itself is made from the root of the Konnyaku - a member of the yam family and tofu. And the price wasn't too bad at $2.39 (+ tax of course). It comes in three different varieties: Spaghetti, Fettuccine and Angel hair. Plus I was digging all the health claims on the package.

LOW CARB (only 3g of carbs per serving)
LOW CALORIE  (20 calories per 4 oz serving)

The authentic aroma (LOL HA! Authentic) wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, kind of fishy. I rinsed the noodles thoroughly and heated them in the microwave for 1 minute per directions so why did my noodles come out smelling like hair relaxer?? That was my 1st red flag. You can also parboil the noodles but Uhhhh yea I was being lazy so anyways, I washed and re-heated the noodles at least 3 times to try and get rid of the relaxer smell authentic aroma.  (2nd red flag)

Once I had the noodles smelling to my satisfaction, I added them to my chicken to make Chicken Lo mein.
Tasty meal indeed right?!


It was soooo not what I was expecting and I was highly disappointed. The noodles were very chewy and rubbery. I can't even begin to describe the taste, all I can think to say is blah! It tasted nothing like pasta, didn't even remind me of past except for the shape. Sadly I couldn't stomach to eat anymore. I had cereal for dinner that night.

June 13, 2011

Hips dont Lie pt.3

Recent Measurements are in!

DateMay 23, 2010March 15, 2011April 18, 2011June 12, 2011
Weight248 lb225.6 lb213.6199.4
L-16 1/2
L-15 1/2
L-14 3/4
R-14 3/4
Upper Chest*45 1/242 1/24139 1/2
Chest*48 1/245 1/24442
Waist*5147 1/24442 1/2
Hips*51 1/248 3/54845 1/2
L-28 1/2
R-28 3/4

Soooo since I was slacking off last week I decided to kick my own @$# at the gym today (*note to self: NEVER SLACK OFF AGAIN! that is all) I might have cried a little. LOL! I'm really starting to notice the changes in my body (Totally AWESOME) and I finally figured out what size I wear! I can fit a 16 (with space!), its still plus size but I'm working on it, I believe my ultimate goal is to get down to a 11/12.

Here's my routine for the day:
30 mins - Treadmill: Calories Burned - 391 (jogged and walked at 3.7 with 15 incline)
AbRoller - 10 sets of 15
15 mins - Arc Trainer: Calories Burned - 209
Reverse Crunches - 2 sets of 10 (Good LORD! I didn't realize it was that hard!)
13 mins - Elliptical: Calories Burned - 124

June 11, 2011

Burn Out

Working out everyday is NOT EASY! Who ever said it was needs to go kick bricks, cause its not.
The 1st week is always the easiest to get through because your so motivated to start then here comes week two and your thinking to yourself "Why the heck did I agree to this again?"

So this is my confession...I felt like I was starting to burn out, so I had to lower the intensity of my workouts. I went pretty intense last week and felt like crap this week! Basically to sum everything up in a nut shell I missed 2 days of exercise.

Me trying to maintain my diet while being out of the house is hard! I always screw up! And no I don't mean screw up as in eating fast food or other craptastic stuff that would have me singing, I always ALWAYS forget to eat!

So pretty much I missed Thursday because of an interview, then after that they had me running around trying to get the stuff I needed to be considered for the job (drug testing..etc). Finally got home and made the mistake of laying down lol it was lights out after that. Friday I have absolutely no excuses, although I was out again trying to get documents for this job, laziness was my key factor for not going. So I guess to stay on track for this June Boom Challenge, I'll just have to make up for those missed days. (-sadness-)

June 6, 2011

June Boom: Week 1

Giving a BIG SHOUT OUT to everyone who commented on my Weigh-in Sunday post! Thank you all for the nice comments I feel all warm n fuzzy plus I'm still cheesing like a mad woman lol. Did anybody else notice how I almost fell? Or was that just me?? LOL!!!

Also a I'd like to Welcome all my new followers a.k.a: My new A-Team members! I see yall out there in blogger land! HELLO and thanks for joining me on this journey.

Anywho...I've finished my 1st week of the June Boom Challenge!

Here's what I've done for the week: 5/30/11 - 6/5/11

30 mins - Arc Trainer: Calories Burned - 385
Abdominal - 3 reps of 30 (70lbs)
13 mins - Elliptical: Calories Burned - 126
Ab X - 10 sets of 15
15 mins - Treadmill: Calories Burned - 139

35 mins - Elliptical: Calories Burned - 343
Back Extension - 2 reps of 20 (70lbs)
15 mins - Arc Trainer: Calories Burned - 169
Abdominal - 4 reps of 30 (70lbs)
15 mins - Treadmill: Calories Burned - 140

30 mins - Walk away the pounds (2 mile) DVD

30 mins - Treadmill: Calories Burned - 329
15 mins - Bike: Calories Burned - 55
15 mins - Arc Trainer: Calories Burned - 156
Abdominal - 4 reps of 30 (70lbs)

15 mins - Treadmill: Calories Burned - 166
Ab X - 10 sets of 15
30 mins - Arc Trainer: Calories Burned - 327
Abdominal - 4 reps of 30 (70lbs)
13 mins - Elliptical: Calories Burned - 125

Jogged/ Walked 2 miles at Track
*Jogging outside on concrete is a BEAST! OMG It is nothing compared to the treadmill! I got out there thinking "Yea I'm gonna rock this!" Uhhh no, I proved my own self wrong! I did the first mile in 13:20 (which according to my friend in the army that is slow)

I did the 1st two exercises of  Zuzana's 300 rep The Trainer who Shagged Me video (each move is done in 60 reps I only did 35 of the 1st two cause OMG! I was ready to pass out!)
10 leg raises
20 crunches
20 crossover crunches
80 jumping jacks

June 5, 2011

Weigh-in Sunday



I've lost 3.8lbs this week, my total weight loss is 43lbs!!! Not only did I accomplish my goal of being In Onederland before my birthday (which is next week!) I am now only 2lbs away from reaching my next goal! Words just can not express how I feel right now, so I thought I'd make a video to show you how I feel (lol this one's for you Julie)

June 2, 2011

Good Eats

I've been craving fried rice for a while now, and just been too lazy to get the ingredients when I went grocery shopping, but mostly it was my forgetfulness.  But I finally remembered and here are my results!

Chicken Fried Rice

1 cup Cooked Brown Rice (cold)
1 cup Frozen veggies (dethawed)
2 eggs
1 Tbs Low-sodium Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Oyster Sauce
1/2 Onion (diced)
2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Olive Oil

I used like 3 different recipes to create my dish. So I have to give credit where its due! I used:
*Safire's Shrimp Fried Rice recipe
*Kathy Maister's Fried Rice recipe (startcooking.com)
*Kai's Chinese Chicken Fried Rice recipe (itkman -Youtube)

It was GOOD!