Thursday, December 31, 2009
Here are my goals for 2010:
- get healthy (eat more healthier, get off of some meds, lose weight, etc)
- walk 10,000 steps a day
- exercise a minimum of 3-4 days a week
- find a good man (just kidding although that would be nice if I do..hehe)
Here are some challenges I'll be doing so far for the New Year:
- walking 10,000 steps a day
- 31 days of not going out to eat
- losing 25 to 30 lbs by March 12th for Pledge 20 on http://girlgonehealthy.com
- Biggest Loser Challenge on http://3fatchicks.com
- Healthy You Challenge on http://scalejunkie.com
- Follow Along with Mamavation Moms on http://www.mamavation.com
Why all these challenges? It's basically gonna keep me accountable, keep me focus. With the people on these challenges, I know I will be able to make it. They will help me through bad and good times. They'll cheer me on. They'll yell at me. That's what I need.
Have a great and safe Happy New Years! P.S. I'll be back tomorrow with my weight. Wish me luck! :)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Also starting on Jan. 5th, I will be doing the Biggest Loser Challenge with the people from 3fatchicks.com. Sign-up was til 9pm PST. I had already signed up a couple weeks ago. I'm getting really excited bout this. Hopefully I will remember to sign on every so often and check out extra challenges to get some points. *smiles* I will be sure to post everything I've done for the challenge on here.
As some of you may know, I started my 30 Day Slimdown with Jillian Michaels yesterday. It required 3 DVDs by her; 30 Day Shred, No More Trouble Zones and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism. So far I did 2 days of the 30 Day Shred, Level One. Tomorrow, I'll be doing the No More Trouble Zones. Am looking forward to it. I just LOVE her!
I also started doing the C25K. I only did Day 1 so far which was yesterday. I will do Day 2 tomorrow. I decided to do this every other day. I can't run too fast yet. I've been jogging. I'm sure nobody will mind that. lol. As long as I'm moving, right?
I've been checking out my steps and am realizing that I'm not exactly getting in enough steps. So I've decided to add Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds. I'm gonna start out with the 1 Mile Walk but I read that if I do the 4 Mile Walk, I will get in those steps that I need. We'll have to wait and see on that.
I'm planning to get a couple of books. They're called 10,000 Steps a Day to Your Optimal Weight: Walk Your Way to Better Health by Greg Isaacs and The Step Diet: Count Steps, Not Calories to Lose Weight and Keep It off Forever by James O. Hill Ph.D. Does anyone have either of these books? If so, was it any good? They both sounded good and I thought I could get these 2 books and use them for my journey AND for my 2010 Reading Challenge. *smiles*
I know I posted earlier that I was gonna apply for the Mamavation Challenge but at this time, I realized it might be best I hold it off as I don't think I would be able to get online on Mondays to talk on MomTv. If there's a challenge happening in the summer with Mamavation, I will definitely be sending in my application. *smiles* So instead of sending in the application, I will follow alongside with them to lose the weight and support them and cheer them on.
Well, I better get to bed now so good night all! Have a great night!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Here's a pic of what I weigh on the scale today. Not bad at all! I thought for sure I was gonna gain weight from eating some of those fave cookies yesterday and having a piece of pie for a couple of days. I did good. Now let's get serious and aim for 325lbs for the New Year's. That was my goal for this month. To weigh 325lbs by New Years. Even if I don't make it, I'm definitely not too far off. *smiles*
Here are my measurements starting today:
Bust - 62 inches
Waist - 55 inches
Abdomen - 63 inches
Hips - 62 inches
Thigh - 28 inches
Arm - 15 inches
From the time I first started this blog, I've definitely lost some inches. Whoo hoo! Lost 4 inches so far. Lost almost 10lbs since I started this blog. This is great! Of course, let's keep going! *smiles*
Starting today and every Monday, I will be doing Mamavation Mondays which will include my progress in the New Year. Hopefully I'm doing this right as this is my first post for Mamavation Monday. *smiles*
So how was everybody's holidays? Mine was a busy one. It finally ended yesterday. So glad. I don't have to worry bout all those temptations for awhile. Did I sample them? I will admit that I'd like to say no but I didn't. Those little ladyfingers made by my great aunt are the best! I had 2 of them yesterday! Had an apple pie Christmas day and the day after. Starting today, no more of that stuff. *smiles* Christmas is done. I don't have to think bout them anymore. I can get back to my Special K Challenge for now (just mainly making sure I eat 5 to 6 small meals a day rather than 2 to 3 big meals). I've been thinking bout joining Weight Watchers but can't decide if I want to do the meetings (it's hard for me to sit through meetings cuz of me being deaf) or just do the online thing. The only problem bout doing the online thing in my head, there isn't someone who can cheer me on and congratulate me for losing some weight like they do at those meetings. I used to go. I guess I wasn't ready at that time. Mainly was having a hard time eating all the time but now I'm able to so I'm definitely ready to do Weight Watchers. Any thoughts bout it?
Am I gonna be overdoing myself? Prolly but it's time I take back my life. As I said earlier, I need to do this not just for me but for my son. He's my motivation. Plus I don't want him to end up like me. That's why it's best to start now and teach him how to eat and take care of himself. The only way to do that is if I'm doing it. Can't preach it if I'm not doing it. Right? Must do it too.
I would love to try Spinning but at moment, I can't afford it. So I'm gonna save some money to get myself a Spinner bike. That's what I'm gonna get myself as a treat when I get down to 250lbs. By then, I just might be able to afford it. I'm aiming to weigh 250lbs by summer. Think I can do it? It would be awesome! If I don't, I'll definitely be closer to 250. Prolly more like 275lbs. I'm sure whatever the weight I end up by summer, it'll be great! Let's just DO it! GO FOR IT!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Special K Honey Almond Protein Bar - 180 calories
Special K Peaches & Berries Bar - 90 calories
Chicken and Rice - 556 calories
Special K Chocolate Peanut Protein Snack Bar - 110 calories
2 Salami Sandwich (couple slices on a 100 calories mini bagel) - 540 calories
Mousse Temptations - 60 calories
Yoplait Whips Key Lime Pie Yogurt - 140 calories
Special K Chocolate Peanut Protein Snack Bar - 110 calories
Special K Protein Vanilla Protein Shake - 180 calories
Total Calories for the day: 1966 calories
Since the weekend is over, I'm thinking of weighing myself tomorrow just to see where I am at but it will not count until Friday. I'm just being curious. *smiles*
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Ingredients: 1 cup plain instant oats, 1 cup honey, 1 cup natural peanut butter (drained), 1 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
1.) With peanut butter still in the jar, drain the oil off of the top
2.) Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl with a spatula
3.) Wash your hands and continue mixing the ingredients until there are no dry spots
4.) Roll up balls of the mixture about the size of a half-dollar and place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper
5.) Cover with wax paper or parchment paper and refrigerate
Optional: You may also melt down two cups of semi-sweet chocolate morsels and dip one side of each ball in it before refrigerating
Servings: approx. 24 balls
One serving, plain= 103 calories
One serving w/chocolate= 138 calories
Special K Strawberry Protein Shake - 180 calories
Yoplait Whips Yogurt Key Lime Pie - 140 calories
Chocolatey Pretzel Bar - 90 calories
Chicken and Rice - 359 calories
V-8 V-Fusion Light Acai Mixed Berry - 100 calories
Special K Chocolate Protein Shake - 190 calories
Thomas' 100 calories mini bagel with salami and turkey slices - 360 calories
Total Calories for the day: 1419 calories
Also had 4 bottles of Fruit2O. Again, calories doesn't count for these water. According to the GoWear Fit, I'm on a weight loss trend. So hopefully it's true. We'll soon find out. *smiles* I'm gonna continue on with the Special K Challenge for now. I don't get hungry at all even tho I'm not eating enough calories. But as I said, we'll soon see what happens when Friday comes. Keeping fingers crossed.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
1 bowl of Special K Vanilla Almond cereal - 150 calories
1 Special K Cinnamon Pecan bar - 90 calories
Lunch: (was out to lunch with mom and my son)
1 Arby's French Dip & Swiss Toasted Sub w/Au Jus - 500 calories
1 Arby's Medium Curly Fries - 540 calories
2 - 12oz fl. Diet Mountain Dew - 0 calories
1 bottle of Fruit 2 Day (Pineapple Banana) - 120 calories
1 container of Jello Mousse Temptations - 60 calories
1 bottle of Special K Chocolate Protein Shake - 190 calories
1 Special K Chocolatey Pretzel bar - 90 calories
1 bottle of Special K Strawberry Kiwi Protein Water - 30 calories
Total Calories for the day: 1770 calories
I didn't eat enough calories as I've read that in order for me to lose about 2 lbs a week, I had to eat bout 2200 to 2400 calories. For some reason, I could never reach there and that even included the food from going out to eat! When I don't go out to eat, it's even less. So we'll see what happens this time around doing this Special K Challenge. *smiles* If I do lose about 6 lbs in 2 weeks according to the challenge, I might just keep going. Might as well especially if it works, right? I'm not starving myself as you can see. Oh, yea, I also had 4 bottles of Fruit2O. I don't like drinking plain water and this water has flavor and best of all, no calories! I love this water! I used to drink Diet Pepsi all the time and never drank water until bout 8 months ago. I'm thinking it's one of the main reason I had lost the weight until I hit the plateau (wasn't even trying to lose weight..lol).
Friday, December 11, 2009
For the next 2 weeks, I'll be following the Special K Challenge. This is where I eat 2 Special K meals and 2 Special K snacks. There are so many choices in these food. I don't really eat cereal but love cereal bars. Although for the next 2 weeks, I will eat cereal. *smiles* I have my 2 weeks planned out already with the food. Everyday will be different. I bought 3 different kinds of cereal, 3 kinds of protein shakes, 2 kinds of protein bars and 6 kinds of snack bars along with a protein water mix. So it'll give me a variety of choices and dinner every day will be different. So I'm looking forward to it. *smiles*
Today I weighed myself cuz I figured today is my starting day and saw that I lost 3 lbs! Yaay! Now I weigh 337.4lbs. I'm still gonna use 340lbs for my starting weight as it was the day I decided to start a whole new journey. One where I'm gonna get healthy and lose weight in the process.
Here are my measurements as of yesterday:
Weight - 340lbs
Bust - 62 inches
Waist - 57 inches
Abdomen - 64 inches
Hips - 63 inches
Thigh - 28 inches
Arm - 15 inches
As for pictures, I still need to get them done. Will have mom take them today. I would've asked yesterday but she, dad and my son went out to Oglebay Park to see the Christmas lights. I didn't go cuz I was busy getting ready for this journey. As soon as the pics are taken, I will put them up. I will do a front view and side view. Then the next time I take a pic will be when I've reached my mini-goal of 325lbs.
Wish me luck! *smiles* And oh, by the way, I will do 2 weigh ins (one on Wednesday for the 30 day challenge til it's done and one on Friday for the Special K Challenge). After the 30 day challenge, I will just do the weigh ins on Fridays.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I am starting on a new journey soon even tho I've been on a journey for so many years. But Friday is the day that I start my new healthy life. I'm talking about not focusing on getting thin but focusing on getting healthy and lose weight in the process. I WANT a life where I'm not morbidly obese. I WANT a life where I can be active with my son. I WANT a life where I can walk up to the bus stop without huffy and puffy. I WANT a life where I can take my son anywhere and be able to do the things with him that my parents have to do with him just cuz I'm too heavy.
I don't know where this life will take me to. All I can do is do my best cuz I'm willing to do this change NOW. Am I scared? Yes, of course, I am but also excited cuz I WANT to change. I NEED to do this cuz I want to be there for my son and BE ALIVE.
So, come and join me on this journey to a new me. To becoming a former fat mama.
Even tho right now my main goal is to be 250 lbs (that'll change when the time comes), I'll be doing mini-goals for now and that goal is to weigh 325 lbs. I would LOVE to be down to 325 lbs by the end of the year and it's ok if I don't, at least I'll be close to it. *smiles*