Friday, March 19, 2010

alright people i need calls letters emails....anything to keep me on task.

So I have been working out, just not as much. I have also been sticking to the diet, just not as much. I did weigh myself last week and I had gained 2lbs. I didn't this week out of fear (there are mini-reese peanut cups at work they somehow are making it into my mouth everyday.) I think I need help.

I have been bringing my lunch everyday and I also have asparagus as well as carrots stored at work. So I add those into my meal. For some reason I am so over prepared on what to eat I end up not being that hungry and I end up not eating or I eat to many of the above mentioned. (which btw are 1 point each WW style) I guess I should be putting more of an effort into getting to a forum on WW so that I have someone to talk to about it instead of just thinking I am doing well enough on my own. All I really know is that I haven't been as focused on my goals as I should be and I find it frustrating as I know I should be doing better.

A few new items I have found to spruce up the diet. Fiber one cottage cheese for one is great, tastes the same as the other and if you put in fresh fruit it is wonderful. I find that even w/fruit it is still a little bland so I had just the smallest drizzle of honey to it to add flavor. Which before everything is added in only has 1 WW point. I don't count the honey but I do count the fruit. I mean the honey is just the tiniest of drizzles. Also my George forman has been getting a lot more action lately. I have been doing fresh veggies on this. Gives them so much more flavor. Especially the Asparagus that is on sale right now. I eat it all the time. I LOVE that stuff. Tonight I did green&red peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, and onion on the foreman and then transferred them into a skillet with a 1/2 pat of butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil. I then did the chicken on the foreman added that to the skillet and sauteed them together.(i marinated the chicken in taco bell hot sauce(u can find it at ur store for sale)) Then I had high fiber flour tortillas that where 50 calories, 2 fat, and 5 fiber per one. I should of taken a picture but I didn't. I did have fresh homemade salsa and avocado (aka guacamole) it was super filling and delicious. Even the BF liked it even with all the veggies that he usually won't eat.

So far this week only 2 days of working out 20 minutes. Tomorrow I am doing an hour. It might be outside, it could just be BL inside. Not sure but tomorrow evening I have plans to go to a spa party. THAT I can't wait for.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Already Saturday? Or almost Sunday. Really?

Okay so since the last blog I have been doing a lot better. I have worked out everyday since Tuesday. I did yardwork, yoga, Biggest Loser full body and upper body, and YES I am spent. I don't know how I am moving right now. My legs hurt, my abs hurt and my upper arms hurt. I would say this is the correct move in the right direction. If I am not hurting I am not learning to lose it all. 

A few tips that I have also picked up this week. The more you exercise the more energy that you have. I am finding that I am cleaning the house more with the extra energy that I have. I did the full bathroom, and extra loads of laundry, as well as the dishes (even if it was only a few) As I mentioned above I also did yard work. Much needed yard work. I spent time these past 2 days working on the backyard ground cover as it has overgrown and it was getting really hard to walk on the sidewalk. So pulling all that up really helped with all the upper body work that I needed to do. As a result I am only half way done with what I want to get done, but it really is looking a lot better.

Also in other tips, the weights plus tv are really working out. I keep them next to me in the living room and when I start to watch something I do reps with them off and on for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. I also find that multi-tasking is helping. I get up and move around during commercials. (even if I have recorded the show before hand, i still am letting commercials play) I will get up and sweep the floor, or get something together for the next project that I might be doing. 

I am thinking of redo-ing my vision board. (for those of you that don't know what that is just ask me) On it a picture of me in the summer of '99 is what I am thinking of doing. Around 145lbs I was that summer and I am going to reach it. 

Not so related diet/exercise front. I will be starting doing Avon again. I haven't done it in years and I know that there is a market for it in this area so I have contacted my friendly neighborhood rep and she and I are all set to get started. This should lead to a great part-time opportunity. 

I am staying positive and motivated. Can't weight to get home and workout tonight. Not sure if I am hiking tomorrow or what but it is going to be something good. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thanks to the ones that know me best!

Okay, I admit I didn't weight myself this week. I didn't want to know if I gained. Besides being bloated I did eat a lot of un needed calories this past week. I just didn't want to see the results. I will weight myself next week. (the end of this week)
I do want to thank my sister Nichole, who yesterday called me and said you are inspiring me so keep motivated or I won't be motivated. That really got me thinking a lot. Hmm... She is right. I do have people out there that I am writing to in cyperspace and I need to be sure that they all know my struggles BUT I also need to inspire and motivate others to get healthy and fit. 

So tonight I did just over 30 minutes of BL cardio. With a plan in mind to do an hour tomorrow before I work. Then on my day off thursday 30 minutes, with Friday being an hour. If I can rotate what exersises I do that will help as well. Not sure if the weather will be nice enough this week to do outdoor walking or hiking but I will hope for the best. :-) 

Also while watching my recorded DVR Biggest loser episode I did 5lb weights for about the first 30 minutes of the show. Trying to get a lot of my upper body work done. I did feel the burn and I hope I did enough sets (I wasn't doing them that fast) to make my arms hurt tomorrow. Then I know that I did them right. 

Now one other note. Because there is no sense in lying to my good people. I haven't done the WW in about a week. Don't worry tomorrow I am tracking everything again. I can't be off track this much again. I am finding it hard to get back into the routine that I had started. So any emails, phone calls or comments are welcome in helping me stay on task. 

Thanks to you all. (Also to Bob, my trainer and asskicker)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

around and around we go where we will stop.....

So this week, well to say the least, I didn't do any exercise. So much for my goals. This week I have no excuse except for the "monthly visitor" who decided to torment me like no other. I will be back in touch with them I hope by the beginning of this next week. I am thinking of doing another hiking trip maybe doing all of Point Lobos this week. On Monday, I work the early shift and I am thinking of doing that afterwards. As long as it isn't raining. Maybe even do a two hour hike just to make up for the rest of this week. Plus I get off early tomorrow (Sunday) so I might do something then as well. A short run around a few blocks in the area?

I did deep clean this week. I did all the dishes and vacuumed almost everything. (I missed 2 curtains that really need it) I also hung pictures up. The place is looking more homey all the time. I am loving it. Now if I could just be one of those people that has the bedroom with everything in its place I might be more happy. I can never get my bedroom the way I want it. I am to much of the clutter bug. My favorite part was though that I did rinse the dishes and put them into the dishwasher this morning which is a big deal since I mostly let them collect till the dishwasher will be full and then put them all in. This looks much better if I do say so myself. 

On another note I am also thinking about buying lemon tree for my yard. As well as building a raised veggie bed. I hear that they are really great for veggies and you tend to grow them easier. Since I have the hardest time keeping anything alive that I plant I think this will really be helpful. What are you thoughts? Also it would add into my exercise since I will have to build it all up. :-) 

I hope that next week I will give you a few more GOOD updates. I did just lose .1 pounds. Yay me! It is after all better then gaining anything. And only 8lbs to go till under 200 so........I shall need to get to it. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Who says you can't be.....?

Wow I am having a really hard time writing this blog. I have started this one at least 3 times and I haven’t been happy with what I wrote so atlas I deleted it and deleted it and you get the point.  

 I wouldn’t say that I am in a funk when it comes to exercise. As I have been getting out and doing that.  I would say that I am having a hard time with the fact that I didn’t exercise enough to do a weight loss. So this is where my problem lies. I worked out hard last week. I went on a 5 mile, walk/jog/run, some of which was up and down hills. It worked me out good. I was sweating my butt off and it wasn’t even that warm out so you know that I pushed myself. Why then when I was SUPPOSE to do my Biggest Loser weigh-in did I look like I gained. I did it on the regular wiifit game as that is how I weight myself for the week. I was so pissed. Here I am working my butt off and why? Why is it not working? I know everyone has told me that ya ya ya muscle weights more then fat I get it. I am not using that as an excuse. Bob and Jillian never do, and the would kick my Ass if I did. So no, I don’t buy it for one second. I should have pushed harder, and I will be this week. No BSing myself into thinking I did enough, there is never to much exercise.

So on the agenda for this week. I have stepped up my Biggest loser workouts from beginner to the intermediate. I hope this will help with some of my slack. Secondly I have added in doing lunges at work. I lunge when no one is around to and from whatever I am doing. I feel that this really has helped out on my legs. I need to remember to keep my abs tighten when doing this and I think that will also help.

I am going to go to the farmers market and get some walking in. I also think I might pick up some calamari or a gyro sandwich not sure which, but I am sure that it will be all my points for the day.


Monday, February 8, 2010

to infinity and beyond....

Well even with not working out so much this week I did loose 1.8lbs. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.  I am going to push harder this week. Already did one workout this morning and I will be doing a little more thing evening after I get off work. I am again going to try for 40 minute workouts this week at least 4 times. One of those days (most likely on my day off) I do want to get out of the house and do a walk/jog/run for about an hour. That for sure should help. I have been doing a lot better on the diet. Because I have lost almost 8lbs weight watchers has lowered my points by one less. I guess that is a good thing. ;-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

okay so i am not the best at this whole diet thing.

Well  I haven’t written in a week. Mostly because for part of that week I was out of town NOT behaving on my diet. Yes I know what a shame that for 4 days I splurged. Now I have gained back one of the 5 pounds that I lost. I knew that might happen but it was all worth every tiny morsel of goodness that I had while I was away. I won’t go into the gory details of the meals as that would defeat the purpose of this blog.

I have been to say the least not well this week on my exercising as well. I have worked out twice. That is all? What am I thinking? It has been a hard re-adjustment week and I can’t figure out the reason why. I was only off the diet 4 days. I came back and when right back to weight watchers points. Plus I got my appetite back? Why did that have to happen? I was doing so well on not being as hungry and more satisfied. Blah on all of the above.  

I did have a dream last night that bob and jillian where there to help me with a challenge. I think that was my own way of saying that I need to work out more. I am thinking of different ways of working out at work so that I can get my heart rate up more often.

Anyway, I believe that is all that I have for you right now.

I hope everyone is having a great week. 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

the last day before Vacation

Nothing special just wanted to tell you all that even though I didn't want to workout at ALL today. I did an hour. Well almost an hour 55 minutes. It was a good sweaty workout and  I took a long shower afterwards. Yay me!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I like being lazy, get over it.

Okay I will admit this week I haven’t worked out as much, so far I have only gotten in about 20minutes worth. So tonight, tomorrow, and Thursday my goal is to do at least 40 minutes each day. That way when I am in Denver this weekend I won’t feel guilty about not working out. Or for that matter eating. I plan on splurging at least a little bit while I am on vacation (that is what vacations are for right?) I can’t wait for vacation even if it is in Denver where it is cold and only for 3 days.  

Okay part 2 of blog 21..

So last night I went home and did another 36 minutes of working out. I did the lower body so lots of stupid squats and hip lifts. Man do I feel it today. Even my sides hurt. How is it that I didn’t do any core work last night and yet my abs feel like they have taken the brute of the workout?

Now today I have the afternoon off. I know I am making a roast for dinner, so should I put it in the oven and go out for a walk maybe an hour walk? Since this is the first non rain day that we have had for 2 weeks. Or should I do the BL inside like I have been doing? If it stays this chilly I might go for inside. My hands have yet to warm up today.

This week I have stayed on track points wise, I haven’t eaten (so far) any of those “extra” points, so therefore I haven’t eaten my activity points either.

And in other news, Arugala! Yes that word yet again. The “A” word and I LOVE and HATE each other. Reason being? You guessed it. A always equals to a LOT of B. Which in one way I like because I mean who wouldn’t like to go that many times in a day? Everything you just ate has left your body and you can start all over again right? Well maybe but then again, who wants to be stuck at home because they are afraid to go anywhere. It is a win/win and a lose/lose situation.

Now that I have completely grossed you all out, Enjoy the rest of your wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

one more week one less pound.

I will write more tomorrow, but for now I am down 1 more pound. That is 5.5 pounds since I started the diet. Now if only I can keep up that rate each month.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sandwiches all that much better.

Okay for dinner tonight I had a turkey sandwich, I wanted lettuce, tomato and all the fixins but all I had at the house was left over arugala. So I made the sandwich then added a TON arugula but i thought it needed more so I cut a lemon and squeezed some lemon juice on top of it. It added tons of flavor to the sandwich. I loved it. It really helped so for those that want more flavor but no calories try that next time. 

I am one happy girl this week.

For many reasons am I happy but the biggest one, which I forgot to tell all of you about earlier in the week. Sorry about that. :-(

I lost 3.3 lb this week!

All this hard work is starting to pay off, but the best part is that my jeans that wouldn't fit me last month I got on yesterday and today and I wore them all day. Well all day today. Yesterday I only wore them to a movie. But STILL!

Today I did 40 minutes of working out, via the biggest loser. I still sweat SO much when I play that game. :-)

P.S. Today I did the workout with my pandora radio playing on the Britney Spears channel so that I had a little more pep to my step. I think that helped me work just a little harder. It is still on and I am listening to Don't Cha (pussycat dolls version LOVE IT)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sometimes I really don't like working out, u know like when sweat gets in your eyes. So gross.

Monday, January 18, 2010

To the start of Week 3,

Okay time for a well deserved update. On the weight watcher front I stayed well within my points for the week. However, on Saturday night (knowing it was the end of my week) I did go to McDs. There I got a 4 piece nugget happy meal, as well as a Mcdouble. All well within my points limit that I had left, plus I still ended up with plenty of activity points left for the week that I didn’t use. Ya Me!

I think my most news worthy information is what I did yesterday. Roller skating for the first time in years, and oh what a bitch it was. I did have Jessica there to help me thru all the embarrassment of almost falling down every 30 seconds or so. I did fall but only once. I have to say boy oh boy did it hurt. However I got right back up and started going again. By the end of the hour I was tired and well beyond worked out. I did get the hang of it after a while and felt much better about doing it again. I can’t wait to go again. Maybe once or twice a month. Put that in the mix with all the other great exercises that I am doing and I might just kick this weight right out of my system before the end of the year. 

Last night I also acquired a yoga mat, and exercise ball (also some not so needed items) I got home and tried to get that darn exercise ball to expand and try as I might for an hour I couldn’t get it to work. *it did come with it’s own foot pump* so I gave up. I think I might be just buying an electric one tonight at target so that I can use the ball that I got. I also think I need to get a measuring tape as I can’t for the life of me find my. So that I can put my measurements on the WW website and track those as well as my weight. Not a bad idea to do.

I am behind on weighing myself. I will do it tomorrow morning when I get up, I believe that was the time that I weight myself at the first time, and I want to be consistent. That and the BF isn’t home at that time and I don’t have to face him to do it. He doesn’t leave the room when I start to exercise which really is bothersome. I mean how many of you like to just have your BF watch you exercise? So I mostly do it when he isn’t around. I just feel better about it expecially if I am doing Biggest Loser because I like to yell at bob and yelling at the tv when your BF is around isn’t a good sign (they might think you are a little cuckoo)

To close a few pics from the skating rink, beware these are not that pretty. At least I don’t think so. And the last one is blurry, but you get the idea. Thanks to my friend Jessica for taking them for me. :-)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Why can't i seem to remember.

Today I have worked all day. Both my jobs, as of right now I have eaten 1 nutra-grain bar, 4 strawberries and about 1/2 of a sample scone from work. That is IT!

I need to eat, but I can't seem to remember.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Week 2, Day 4

As I promised in my last post I am going to be posting my before pics for you. Now these are NOTHING to be impressed by. I took them after cleaning my house for most of the day, and I mean really cleaning. Dusting, sweeping, mopping, laundry, dishes, and many other things. So I look well to be frank a mess oh and I hadn’t brushed my hair today either. 

I will tell you this, over the past few days, I have had a severe lost in appetite, I don’t feel hungry as often, and I have been forgetting to eat. So I think that I might be setting a alarm to go over during meal times so that I prepare something for myself I don’t want my body to shut down on me and make me fall behind on my goals. Like yesterday my day off which in the past I would watch TV and snack most of the day without thinking of how much I was eating, well yesterday I didn’t do that. I got up, hung-over from the night before, so I had just a little part of a scone (1/4 of a scone) and lots of water, watched the end of Maury baby daddy episode. (It is still my day off I have to watch something cheesy or it isn’t a Rachel kind of day), and then I put in my Biggest Loser Wii fit game and went at it. After 32 minutes, 24 workout minutes, and 8 cool-down minutes, I felt sick and thought I might be. Good thing is I pushed myself to do the exercises right and didn’t stop, bad thing is I hate getting sick so I avoid it as much as possible. After that I did the shower, dress, leave the house, go get things to cook dinner those sort of things.

That evening after dinner, which I will post a picture of as well, because it was just too good for words, I settled in for a challenge game with the BF on the Biggest Loser game. Well to say the least! That was HARD! 8 rounds of football runs, and tire runs my goodness by the time I was done I worked just as hard as I did earlier in the day and felt just as nauseas. Luckily I didn’t have anything to do after that and decided to take advantage of my nice relaxing jetted bathtub and that helped a LOT. Now if I hadn’t of done that I think that I would feel even more beat then I do today. Let me tell you EVERYTHING hurts. My hair even hurts.

I know I am on the right track on this path but man sometimes. You know?

Anyway have a wonderful day. Enjoy the pictures! I will be posting updated pics once a month that way I can see the results as well as you.


My dinner from 01/13/2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

1 week later.

Ah, What a week.

This dieting thing is super hard to do. Well for me it is. I know some of you out there will be better at this then I am. I have been really good this past week with the exception of the one night at Denny’s. I did work hard to make sure that I made up all the points to get all those Dennys points to add up. I did tons of working out. I mean tons.

So I will sometime in the near future be posting before pictures (or as people like to say what I look like today) and then posting pics once a month just to give you guys an idea of where I am. I think that this will help me a lot in my weight lost battle of the bulge challenge. Hopefully this Wednesday I will post them. That is my day off so plenty of time in the day to take care of it.

So in other notes, Sunday I went hiking in Point lobos for an hour. It was wonderful and quite relaxing to say the least. I didn’t just hike either, I tried to put more of a spin on it I did some jump ups (u know like how on biggest loser they make the contestations jump from the floor up) I did those on a stump and on the way back on a little bridge. Man that will work you out. Then whenever I got to an incline I jogged it up the incline to push myself harder, and then on the decline I ran down it.  So I did work up quite the sweat. Woohoo! I want to go again this week. Maybe do a different trail that would be great. I also got so many great pictures while I was there.

While I close I want to invite you all to give many an low-fat recipes that you might have for me to try.   

Thursday, January 7, 2010

6 ways to sneak in your exercise

6 ways to sneak in your exercise

just a little side note, found this on yahoo and I liked it so I thought I would share it.

day 5 cont....

So tonight after a day of wonderful shopping with my dear friend Gretchen I came home super tired took a nap and then watched the movie paper heart. Very cute movie but during that time I jogged 30 minutes on the wiifit. And yes I kept a steady pace and jogged the whole time. I even got a nice sweat going. According to the wii it was almost 4 miles 3.8 to be exact. So very happy that i didn't skip the workout today even though I really didn't want to.

Day 5....and yes i cheated

Why oh why did I think I could go to the movies with my friend? The movie was fine, I went and bought a bottle of water and cheetos from the drugstore and snuck them in. Cheetos are like 6 points for the small bag. I had that many left so that balanced me out for the day. But then after the movie we are catching up (since I had not seen this friend in at least 8 or 9 months) and decide to go to denny's. I said i am not going to get anything but a drink. Hot chocolate (2points,x2=4pts) Take that out of my weekly total. And then it happen.

A) I have the weight watchers moblie in my hand. It has dennys menu on it, points for each product. I look and then said well i just won't look and order anyway.

B.) I got the 3 smokin mini burgers with fries. I ate maybe 1/4 of the frys. I ate all 3 burgers. ALL 3 REALLY DELICIOUS BURGERS! They have toasted buns and thick bacon with onion straws and bbq sauce. I tell myself I will look them up the next day and add them. Ready to see? Are you sure? It was THE most calorie item on the menu!!!!! What the hell was I thinking? Coming out to ...........49 points for 3 small burgers. 49points? So I have to kick up my working out this week to make up for that 1 moment of weakness. i have 28.5 weekly total left and 8 activity total. That isn't enough to cover my mistake. i did have 3.5 from yesterday left over but that only puts me at 40 points I still need an extra 9 to cover it.

Wish me the best!

Other news I made the soup without cauliflower and I didn't have a pot big enough to fit the whole thing so I had to split it into 2 pots to make it.  It was good soup. I added mushrooms because I love mushrooms and I also precooked the garlic and onions so that they would cook all the way thru. I don't like uncooked onions in my soup.

I tried the mini meatballs and the broth ran out before they where done cooking. I think the next time I will add a little more to them.They where just okay. I have had better. 1st off I used fresh parsley I think dried would have been better. And i need to shop the onions into smaller pieces. I did a rough chop since they made me cry. All in all it was a good night of cooking. And the best part was the fact that it cost me only $13 for all the veggies that I put in including fresh thyme and parsley. I love our local produce market.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, new blog.

So this year and this is no joke, I am losing 80lbs. I started on Sunday with weight watchers and I am now on day 3. So far so good. I am drinking more water with lemon ( 0points!) most the time. I have found some really great recipes that I am going to be trying out this week. I think I might go to Salinas tomorrow to do some cheap grocery shopping. If I don't then I am sure I will be heading to the beach. It has been splendorous here this week and I am taking advantage of it.

I think as part of a new years resolution I will be starting to blog at LEAST once a week if not more. If I make it a habit then I am sure that I will be able to do more with it. It will help me see when and where I need to focus my energy to help me with my weight lost goals. If I do this then I will be able to have yet another tool to have in the palms of my hand to help. 

This week I am going to start the cooking more of the weight watchers recipes. I REALLY think that the 0 point veggie soup is the way to go. I can make a bunch and then freeze some of it for later. Plus they have these little meatballs that look great. 

On another note I am of course working out so far I have done two days in a row! I will also be getting the Biggest loser Wii fit game by next week (i just ordered it) so that I have new work out routines to do as well as bob and jillian to yell at me if I screw up! I can't wait to try it! I think it is better the the EA sports active. Wish me luck on all the new adventures!!!!