Thursday, January 12, 2012

Week 2...

First I want to apologize for not writing very frequently...I have been crazy busy the past week. So here we go! Trying to find time to exercise when being so busy has been a major challenge for me. So I didn't. I decided I wanted to see how much I could lose on Calorie counting alone. And shockingly I lost 4lbs! I know that's no where near what they lose on the biggest loser in one week but on calorie counting alone that's pretty radtastic! I am now 178lbs which is definitely a step in the right direction. It always feels great going from the 180s to the 170s! Even if its closer to 180 then 170. You have to celebrate your accomplishments even if its only 4lbs. This all just tells me that when I start exercising I will drop even more! My cheat day this week will be tomorrow since I will be hanging out with one of my best girlfriends tomorrow. So Saturday no matter how busy I am, I will work out! I will keep calorie counting and going in the right direction.

I have a few tips for all of you who read this.

*If you eat bagels make sure your eating the thin bagels that are 110 calories. They are super yummy and your not getting all those unnecessary carbs and calories that the normal bagels have. Bagels are really bad for you. Also if get the whipped cream cheese it actually tastes really good and it is almost equivalent to getting the fat free or low fat cream cheese. I am guessing because its whipped up and spread out more. Plus it is easier to spread. Also the buns that are a 100 calories you can use for sandwiches or burgers. Although I don't recommend burgers! lol

*As I said on Twitter, DANCE! Dance while you clean. Cleaning burns calories. If you don't have time to work out think of cleaning as your workout. Play music! Dance! Try to make cleaning more fun. You get your housework done and you burn calories at the same time!

*Make sure your timing how long your sitting down watching tv and are on the computer. I only give myself 2 hrs a day. If you sit at your job see if they will let you bring in a stability ball to use instead of a chair if not then when you get home don't sit down the rest of the day until about 3 hours after your done with dinner. Make sure you get up and are moving around after you eat. If your a twitter addict like me then walk around then check twitter, if you have a phone or iPad carry it around and pace back and forth.

*If its not raining try to go on a walk after dinner. Its super good for you!

*If you have kids try to get them to exercise with you. If they grow up with good eating and exercising habits then they will become healthy adults and they will pass it down to there kids. Bad habits started somewhere in the family. Be the one to stop the cycle!

*Keep drinking that water! Try to drink about 8-10 8oz glasses of water a day!

*If you drink juice make sure your only drinking about an 8oz glass a day! And make sure your calorie counting it! Juice is full of sugar! Even pure juice has natural sugars. I drink a glass of grapefruit juice everyday because I love the tartness of it. Plus grapefruit is super good for you! But I only drink one glass. Since I can't have pop its the only super tasty drink I get to have other than ice tea.

*if your not losing any weight you may want to talk to your doctor. Also I am not a doctor so don't take everything I say as gold. I am just giving you all the advise that has worked for me and several things that have worked for my brother. Also stuff I have read in the magazine for women First. Love that magazine!

*When reading the back of labels make sure you look at the serving size and not just the calories. I was looking for healthy chips the other day and realized a lot of the healthy stuff isn't really that healthy. Yay I can eat one more chip and it doesn't taste as good! Boo! If your going to have something bad in the day make sure you only have one serving. And count it!

*Lastly don't ever get down on yourself if your not losing what you want. If your not losing adjust your diet even more. Make sure your drinking lots of water! And keep moving! On that note I need to get my butt off of this chair!

I will be reading your blogs later tonight so I hope your keeping up on them better than I am. You guys rock!!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Finally getting going!

So recovering from Saturday night was not fun. Sunday all I wanted was a greasy breakfast burrito! But I didn't do it. But I definitely didn't exercise...I have still been really good the past 3 days. Monday I didn't eat the best because of the Rose Bowl but I didn't have fast food or pop. And because I was eating after 7 for my friends birthday I only had a salad and 1 dirty martini. Last time I am drinking anything alcoholic unless it's a birthday or my bad eating day. I know all these great secrets to losing weight but being lazy for so long has put me in this rut of not wanting to get off the couch. I always have excuses for not getting my ass in gear. I have also realized that my bad eating habits are getting passed down to my 11 year old daughter. In no way is my daughter fat. But all she wants is fast food and Dr. Pepper. She begs for it constantly. I have to start teaching her better eating habits. I have to stick with this. I always feel so tired and I just put everything off till the next day. I have done this so many times where I get to the weight I am now and then I lose 20lb and I give up. Then back up again.

I watched biggest loser last night and they said this season is the season for NO EXCUSES! Kinda motivated me a little! Kinda! Told myself I would wake up in the morning and exercise! Did I? Nope. But you know what!? I have been reading the blogs that some of my followers on twitter have showed me and that is my motivation. They know I am reading there blogs and hopefully there reading mine! I always complain that having no one to work out with is my problem. You are all working out with me! I want to be able to show results! I want to get skinny! Not sick skinny but like size 8. I look awesome as an 8. You guys are doing so awesome! Busting out exercise videos! Eating good! Cleansers! Is it weird to be super proud of people I have never met!? I got so excited that I have gotten people to blog with me! I have been embarrassed to blog anything the past 3 days because even though I have stuck to eating good and not eating fast food or drinking pop. I didn't feel super excited about it anymore. I was stoked the week before because it wasn't actually happening yet. But today is completely different! Because of people I have never met I want to get up and do something to better myself! Thank you! So here we go!

Today I will be starting with my Zumba video game on the PS3. It kicks my butt. I can only do it for a half hour before I will like I am dying. I seriously suck at all the moves but the more I do it the better I will get. Really it doesn't even matter if I can't do the moves because I am probably burning more trying to figure them out. LOL! I look ridiculous doing Zumba but I love it! I have some friends that "say" they will start doing it with me at the actual classes. But I am going to start going even if I go alone. Zumba is amazing! I have also found out that it is super addictive. Good. Because I get addicted to foods very easily and I would much rather get addicted to something good for me! I am hanging out with my friend later and we are going grocery shopping so I am going to get some healthy stuff! No more pop in this house! No more chips favorite thing to eat is chips and salsa. I love spicy salsa! I did not realize how bad the chips were for me until I was watching the biggest loser last season and they said that two enchiladas with beans and rice with chips and salsa as an appetizer is over 4000 calories! 4000 calories! Thats 3 days worth for me! Does anyone know of something you can dip into salsa that is good?! Because salsa is great for you. But the chips are horrible! This is going to suck not having chips and salsa!

Anyways, I have a tendency of getting way off topic.

I haven't gotten my measurements yet but I weighed in. I like to go by measurements because thats were you will see the best results. And pant sizes. Sometimes I just want to throw my scale because it says I have lost weight but I am still in the same pant size. Then other times it says I have lost nothing but I can fit into a size smaller than normal. I matched my scale up with my wii fit and it says its accurate.

Starting weight 182.6
I am 5'4"

Always weigh yourself at the same time of day and only do it once a week. I weighed myself last night and it said 186. You can go up and down throughout the day! (I know a better word for that but I can't spell it) So from now on I will only weigh myself on Wednesdays at 1:30pm. Unless I get on the wii fit. I will keep logging it from there. I can't use the wii fit unless my 3 year old is asleep because she is always trying to steal it from me.

So heres my plan for the rest of this week and next week.

Mondays - Cardio Max dvd from the biggest loser
Tuesday - Power Sculpt dvd from the biggest loser
Wednesday - Zumba game on PS3
Thursday - Power Sculpt dvd from the biggest loser
Friday - Zumba game on PS3
Saturday - Not a damn thing! And I am eating italian food with pasta! lol
Sunday - Walking, Walking Walking! If it rains I will walk in the mall.

I am just going to start off this crazy. I will probably pull some of these out after the next week and a half and do some serious walking. But if I don't start strong I end up quitting. I am also going to play wii fit games at night. Some of the stuff on there really works me out and it will burn off my dinners.

Also I will be drinking lots and lots of water! I LOVE LEMONS! I poor those in there and its heaven for me! Also Crystal light will help me drink more water. I keep track of my water and Calories on myfitnesspal it's an app you can get for the ipad and android phones. Probably iphones too. Its free and It helped me last time. You can even scan the barcode on foods you eat so it will calculate it for you. Or you can add your own stuff. Won't work on fruits and veggies though ;-) But you can look those up on there.

So that is my very long blog making up for the past few days! I will tell ya how I am doing tomorrow and I will also post my measurements and my before pic....

Everyone looks at pics of me and says I don't need to lose weight. They look good because it was the best pic out of 10 and I made sure my head is angled so I don't have a double chin :-) Plus I am really good with photoshop! lol! And in most of these pictures I was 20lbs less. :-)