Saturday, June 21, 2008

I'm down

Not in spirit, but in pounds. I didn't really get in good workouts like I wanted to, but I ate real food and still lost weight. I am now amped to include workouts and see what happens. I lost about a pound a week this go round so maybe I can lose two pounds per week in the next 8 week cycle. I think the major thing that I have learned in the past couple weeks is to stay focused. I allowed myself to get lazy. I was really excited and aggressive the first 8 weeks and then it got kind of blah. Life got in the way and I dropped the ball. I still did well in terms of what I ate, but failed to complete exercises. Its like my client said "you can eat right all day long Ebony, but you have to move more too." He is so right. I have been doing what I should do in the nutrition area, but that's not enough. So I am going to start implementing a goal system. For every 10 pounds that I lose I am going to reward myself with a clothing item. For every 15 workouts (roughly every two weeks) I am going to rewards my self with foot/hair/spa treatments. I think that that will workout for me. OK well I am off to the gym now. So here is the rundown...

Size: 14/16
Weight: 227
Body fat percentage: 58.7%
Neck: 16"
Chest: 44"
Waist: 46"
Hips: 47.5"
Right Mid-thigh: 24"
Left Mid-thigh: 26"
Right Upper Arm: 15.5"
Left Upper Arm: 15"

Size: 14
Weight: 207
Body fat percentage: 38.3
Neck: 15.5"
Chest: 43.5"
Waist: 37.5"
Hips: 44"
Right Mid-thigh: 23.5"
Left Mid-thigh: 23.5"
Right Upper Arm: 15"
Left Upper Arm: 14.5"

So I am down one size, 20lbs, 20.4% body fat, and a total of 17" Woohoo!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I am about to take a nap, but I wanted to check in before I did. The diet is going well, work is good. I have to get up at 6AM to get ready and I am not a morning person. So um yeah...I need sleep. I think I am going to post my list of dinners on Saturday...I have a lot of them. Anyhoo...TTYL.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Its me again

Hey everyone!

Yes I am alive however my laptop cord broke. No charge, no post. So here I am with good news. I got a job!!!! So you should no longer here about me being miserable because I am bored. I am excited about this job. It is challenging and fulfilling. I should stay in it for a least until I am done with, second surprise, Grad School!!! Yes, I start on August 1st. I am so happy. The only issue is with work and school I have to figure out how to get my workouts in. I am still losing, but not nearly as fast as I was initially. I suppose that is to be expected though. When I got on the scale this morning I was 211 (down 19). My goal was to be 200 by Saturday, but its all good. As long as my scale keeps going down I am good. My next challenge is going to be a vacation to Maine in the next couple weeks. That's going to be hard. Mayo laced Lobster rolls are only $4.00! I am going to try my best to resist. Anyhoo, I just wanted to jump in with a quick update. I'll do it again on Thursday...As long as my computer is charged up.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Its Official

I am a sucky blogger. Good news is I am losing weight. I am finding it harder and harder to blog, but I think I need to now more than ever. I am dealing with so much in my life right now. I think that not just for mysel, but for others now is a good time to blog. I am going through a rough patch right now. I want to work so bad, but I am having a tough time finding a job. I find myself wanting to emotionally eat. I kinda have been, but its been "healthy" stuff. Weight Watchers Ice Cream bars, 90 calorie fruit snacks, chips and salsa etc. Whats odd though is that I have not been working out, but I have been eating more and losing weight So then I start to think I have something wrong with me. I don't know. Its like I am depressed. I have my good days and my bad days. Hell sometimes I don't even feel like getting out of bed. Today I am making myself go to the gym. I don't want to, but I feel like I have to for my sanity. I'll holla back later. FYI so you know how crazy I am going this post took me 2 hours to make.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Day 1 Part Deux

So today I woke up feeling much like I did on my first day. Great!!! So maybe I can make this work for the next two months or 20 lbs. Whichever comes first. I am going to get right back in the swing of things. What's the old saying? It doesn't matter if you fall down 7 times, what matters is that you pick yourself up 8. So here I am dusting off my knees as I get back on the trail to go from fat to fabulous. Oh and you will get comparison photos on Saturday.

So here we go:

Exercise: Rockin' Body - Party Express and Hard Core Abs
Food: B - Nature Valley Apple Spice Bar, Fruit, yogurt
L - Cobb Salad
MS - Fruit, Cottage Cheese
D - Beef and Veggie Stir fry with Rice
ES - Quaker Sweet and Salty Toffee Bar

Total Calories: 1523

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Is there such a thing as a Foodaholic?

If so, that is definitely me. For the past oh two weeks or so I have been on this food binge...BUT I still worked out. I have been eating almost everything I wanted. The only things that I have not consumed are my husbands fried turkey, my homemade macaroni and cheese, and my greens. I have kept myself from eating that heart attack on a platter. I am so glad I've been working out though, because I only gained like 3 lbs. So the question is, do I go back on NS or keep eating the way I've been eating. The answer neither. From June 2nd to June 29th I will be eating real food, but I am going to schedule it like I did when I was on NS.

I am going to weigh and measure everything and plan at least a week ahead. I am going to stick to my fabulous Beachbody workouts. Rockin' body is the current flavor of the month. However, in addition to that I will workout at the gym 3 times a week. My reason for this is because on NS I could figure out how to eat 1200-1400 calories a day. Where on "real food" I am somewhere between 1400-1600. What's more is that every Saturday OR Sunday I am going to have a "cheat meal" for dinner. That day calories are not to exceed 2000 for the day (I'm hoping no more than 1800). So we'll see if me getting to eat what I want once a week kills the binges and if the extra workouts help as well.

No workout today of course as its Sunday and I am way to embarrassed to say what I ate today. I totally promise I will check in tomorrow. Smooches!