Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday, why are you so bossy!

Monday is not everyone's favorite day. I have learned to live with her, even though she demands work to be done LOL.

I woke up to pink eye. WTH. I am totally not happy about this AT ALL. On that note Monday isn't looking good for me lol. Monday's are usually busy days for me but NOOOOOOOOO not today. I do have to run to stupid walmart for my eye drops and cat and dog food. This whole time change has me all screwed up. Thankfully Mark was home and took the kids to school since this morning my eye was soooo puffy and nasty it made me want to crawl in a hole and stay there. But I got up, was interested to see if walking helped my bad choice in food yesterday. It did thankfully. It even shaved my 191.2 down to a flat 191 lol, hey .2 is better than nothing I tell you!

So here is my day so far:

9:30 am meds
11:00 AM slim fast 200
Haven't had one of those in a while but it was quick and easy and filling
1:00: snack-100 Calorie pack
4:30- beer bread and artichoke spinach dip
6:00 PM slim fast

Exercise walked 2 miles

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A new week begins!

Since the last couple days haven't been "great" eating days but still ending in loss I will get back on to my schedule. I just woke up not too long ago so need to take my meds, and get this show on the road LOL. Although the scale was very promising this morning. I did excercise quite a bit yesterday which my hips are regretting but I can see a decrease in dimpling in my legs which is GREAT!!!!
Woke up later than normal well not really but being the time sprung forward I felt like the day got away from me!

So 12 pm meds
1:00 pm Naked smoothie 300
3:00 pm: a nice piece of almond pound cake 140
5:00 pm: popeyes chicken nuggets, biscuit and rice 675
calorie count: 1115

Water: 32 ounces (it was a bad water day)
I wasn't planning on exercising though but I did plus I did some gardening work too
calories burnt in Exercise: 550+

So it was a good day even though I ate not so good. I was definitely more active. Gym is closed on Sunday's so figured walking was better than nothing and I walked with a friend for about an hour or so.

saturday food log 3-13-2010

This is going to be short and sweet since it was a hectic and emotionally draining day.

9:30 Am meds

12:00 PM two servings of smoothie drink from bottle 260

Lots of walking around then tastefully simple and I am not sure bout how many calories but I wasn't hungry but not eating isn't good either. So Sunday will be a better day!

Saturday -Officially two weeks 3/13/2010

Well it is always a successful week when weight is lost right? This week's weight loss isn't a huge monumental deal, but I kind of figured after loosing 9 lbs last week it wasn't going to be anything close to that. But I did up my exercising which is always a plus. So here are Saturday's stats:

Start weight 203.6
Week one: 194.4
Two weeks: 192.6

waist Upper: 35 1/2
belly button: 40
Hips: 43

Total lost: 11 pounds
Im sorry I can't remember what all the measurements were off the top of my head so I can't do a total lost on those.

But overall even with eating out on Friday it was a good week!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Almost two weeks!

Yup it's almost been two weeks since starting my new routine. I have to find my measuring tape, and I did weigh myself this morning and thinking of doing it again to be sure in a few min since my appointment is on a Friday this month and it's at 9:30 AM I try and weigh myself bout that time. I was stoked when I got on the scale this morning and yesterday was a fabulous calorie consuming and burning day. Today Mark and I are going to lunch at going to have Korean food. Generally it's not unhealthy cuisine and I looked up the calories and I think it will be just fine especially if I can squeeze a work out in today, so that is part of my plan! The great thing about a Korean lunch box special is it is all in smaller portions seperated out for you on a tray.

7:10 am: meds
8:30 am: strawberry smoothie 130
11:30 AM: korean lunch box 800 to be on the safe side
7:30: sandwhich and a couple fries- 600

120 ounces of water
CALORIE total: 1530

Tomorrow will be stats for week total in loss, total loss, and inches too!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What a good day!

Got up and got the kids going, cleaned up the house, put away all the clean dishes, Mark came home early and we goofed around, then I went to the gym, and he picked up the kiddos since its a rainy day! It's been great calorie wise and great excercise wise!!
6:30: Meds
9:00 AM: strawberry smoothie 140
12:00 PM: lean cuisine 160
2:15 PM:snack 90
1 cookie: 32
4:00 PM: snack 100
6:oo pm: dinner- to be determined
calories so far: 422
Exercise + Misc: 529.76+
water: 48 ounces so far

As you can see I've definitely burned more than I consumed and I am not even hungry. A little tired but not hungry, pure awesomeness!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


You just don't know HOW excited I am right now! Ever since buying that damn new scale it has said 194.0-194.8. Finally Finally and yes FINALLY it said 193.3 and has stayed there!! Gesh 5 days of 194.4 being the average was starting to worry me and tick me off all at the same time. So with all my excitement this morning I am planning on alternating going to the gym and running around the neighborhood. I just can't bring myself to run on the tread mill. I don't know why but I can't do it. I can run around the neighborhood. I guess it is cause the gym is usually packed and I already feel self conscious as it is while there. So in a little bit I plan on suiting up and maybe even taking Ellie on a walk this morning and then another one tonight but shorter.

6:37 AM: meds
9:00 AM: slim fast 200
12:00 PM: yogurt pretzels 100
2:00 pm: pizza rolls 326
4:00 PM: snacks 200
6:30 PM: smoothie 180
Calories: 1006
80 ounces of water
Exercise: walking 25 min 170
shopping/walking/ect 177
total calorie: 659

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oh my Aching...

So it's Tuesday. It's been a long day but a decent one. Got the kids up and running. Our McD's was serving the kids free breakfast since today was the first day of FCAT testing. Got the kids fed and off to school. Farted around online and then convinced Mark to go to the doctor since his eye was looking nasty. The poor Man got pink eye in BOTH eyes. EWWWWW. So as he went to the doctor I hit the gym. I did 20 min on the bike and 25 min on the tred mill. Since Mark wasn't done with his appt I walked the length of the beach here and then waited for him as a cool down period at the other end of the beach. Lets just say that I am hurting NOW. Okay so here are my stats for today:
7:30 AM: meds
8:30 am: Orange juice from Mc D's 180
10:00 am: fiber one bar 150
2:30 pm: michelinas 210
4:30 pm 1 cup movie theater pop corn 150
6:40 pm: smart one dinner 210

total calories: 900
Exercise: about 466
total calories after: 434
Water: 80 ounces of water

Hopefully I can get past this plateau I've encountered already and just keep moving forward. Mark says he can see a small difference and is such an encouragement to keep on moving and eating right. In the words of Ghost Hunters On to the next one!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Keep moving forward

So it's Monday morning!
Birds are singing, its 60 outside, and beautiful. I took my meds and need to make "breakfast".

7:40 am: meds
10:30: Pineapple smoothie-210
12:00 pm: Fiber one strawberry bar 140
2:30 pm: 1/2 applebee's burger and 5 fries 427
6:00 pm: Smart one Pasta 320
1 girl scout thin mint 40

Water: 80 ounces of water as of 7:19 pm
No soda
Exercise the usual cleaning-85 calories for 15 min of laundry and sweeping LOL

Total calories: 1137
Calories with house cleaning: 1052

Today was an okay day. It could of been a little healthier but needed to get that burger out of the house *wink wink*
Tomorrow I am striving for a lower calorie count more around 900's. Plan and buying more splenda and having my slim fasts tomorrow too. I didn't have one at all today. It's been a busy day. First going to take the kids to school, going to first coast for refund, then advance auto for wiper blades, then home, and taking Andrew to his appt and coming home and making them and myself dinner. No exercise today, I just don't feel like it lol. Peace out!

Sunday entry a day late LOL

Sorry sorry Sunday's entry was detoured by my house needing desperate care and then my husband ending up in the ER. More on that later. So I started off like any other day and new it was going to be a "treat" day. Mark wasn't going to be home and it was just the kids and I and so I treated them to sonic after I went to the store.

9:00 AM: meds
12:00 pm: Sonic BLT 500 & med sized diet cherry limeaid 15
2:00 PM: 1.5 slices of beer bread 210 & 1/2 tsp garlic garlic 40
48 ounces of water
7:00 pm: Applebee's south west burger (I cut it in half and didn't even finish a full 1/2 piece before I was full) and 1/2 fries totaling out to 617 calories since the entire meal is 1234.

Total calories: 1387
water: 48 ounces
Exercise: 1.5 hours of vigorus cleaning 307 calories burned

total calorie count: 1087

I guess after getting it all typed out and looking at all the official numbers I didn't do toooooooo bad not like I was expecting. The scale this morning had a + .6 gain which isn't much so I was glad. Guess good thing I did all that cleaning huh!

Okay so yeah,Mark and the ER. He went to go play paint ball with his friends. I guess he got to the base and wasn't feeling all that great, so he had his friend stop by the fire station to get checked out and next thing he knows he is in the ambulance and they are taking him to the Mayo Clinic ER. He had chest pains, tightness, and very light headed. Turns out he had a pre-exsisting heart condition that is very minor but it doesn't like stimulants. So no more meds for him, he isn't even allowed too much caffine, certain vitamins, ect. He has a pulminary loop which got over worked and then the heart rate sky rocketed and neither sides of the heart were functioning properly. He is fine, just a little weak and light headed. He is at his primary care doctor as we speak to get his SIQ chit cause he isn't allowed to get stressed out or anything for the next couple days and no vigorus exercise for a month or so. He needs to watch his heart rate for a while. He will continue dieting and excercising just with out the meds. Talked to the weight loss doctor and they said to come in and get a refund. So we are doing that later today.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

diary time lol

9:15 am: Meds
10:00 AM: slim fast 200
12:00 pm: Fiber one 150
2:30 pm: Lunch 315
4:30 pm: snack Fiber one 150
6:30 pm: dinner quesadilla 360

Water: 128 ounces
Exercise: walking 30 Min

Its been higher calorie count day but yesterday was super low in my opinion. Definitely going for the calorie confusion lol.

Officially Week 1

So it has been a full week since Mark and I started our new routine. Has it been worth it? Yup most definitely! Eating better is always "worth" it! I haven't had a soda in 3 days, didn't crave one, I have tons of them in my fridge and if I want one I can have one but I haven't wanted one since then! Drinking lots of water! Water is the key to successful weight loss, it flushes you out, keeps you hydrated, makes you feel full. With that being said I drink anywhere from 32 ounces (which is very minimal) to 164 ounces (my max), in this new week I will be trying to carry a water bottle with me where ever I go. This way I have no excuse about not drinking enough water. I am hoping this week to start incorporating more "home cooked" meals into our routine so we're not always eating lean cuisines, as a meal, frozen food can get so expensive and I don't see myself eating them for the rest of my life. So going to start cooking again soon and incorporating normal food into our every day diet. So lets get on with the stats!

Feb 26th

Waist measurements
Around naval: 44 in
Around hips: 48

Weight: 203.6
Height: 5 5.5"
Exercise: very minimal

March 6th
Waist measurements
Around naval: 41 inches
Around hips: 46 inches

Weight: 194.4

Total lost
Around naval: 3 inches
Around hips: 2 inches

Weight: 9.2 pounds
Exercise: 4 days a week this week ranging from 20 min to 45 min

Goal for week 2
to loose 3 pounds
1 inch around the naval section
Exercise: 4 days a week 45 min each day

Friday, March 5, 2010

it's Friday it's Friday!

Oh thank goodness for Friday!
It's been a busy day already here, but the house isn't done and that is what will drive me the most nutty! So we get up, kids dressed, Mark had to go into work for a little bit, took the kids to school, talked to Andrew's teacher, found out Caleb had a sub, and talked to Elora's teacher and gave her our doctors note. Then came home, looked up a few things online and got the text to come get Mark since everyone else is OFF today (insert eye roll), so he stayed home. I need to go rip some hair from my eye brows LOL. So I got that taken care of (the things we go through to look pretty), got my Strawberry Beach smoothie with Splenda, which is alright, so far out of the three I've tried the Hawaiian breeze is my most favorite. Came home and my ebay purchases were here (BIG YaY).

Tomorrow is the big 1 week weigh in day. I don't know what the hell is up with my damn scale. ::shrugs:: So obviously I will go by the new one but who the hell knows until I go back to the doctor on the 26th. On the 26th will be my 4 week check up and of course I will write about the progress =)

Okay I will update this blog again tonight (If I remember) but here are todays stats

New scale says I am: 194.8

7:50 am: meds
9:30 am: slim fast 200
12:45 pm: tropical smoothie 129
4:00 pm: Fiber one bar 150
6:00 pm: chicken/rice/broccoli 220

8 ounces of water so far.
Water total: 56 ounces of water
Calories: 699
Excercise: 20 min of med speed walking burning I guess about 66 calories or so.
total calorie count: 633

For dinner we are having grilled thin chicken breasts marinaded in mojo and orange stuff that my friend Illiana showed us! The chicken breast cooked is 80 calories and the marinade is less than 20 since it will be cooked off. We are having Broccoli with it and 1/2 cup rice. It should be yummy!!! I can't wait. Kids will be home soon and I guess I will clean a little bit *sigh* It never ends!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

today's food

I almost forgot to log this today!

6:50 AM: meds
10:30 am: tropical smoothie (it wasnt that great) 210
12:30 pm: 6 chicken nuggets and small fries 510
5:30 pm: slim fast chocolate milk shake 200

16 ounces of water
calories: 920

It was a bad day but I was on the go go go. So tomorrow will start fresh and go from there, isn't that a weight watchers modo? Anyhow, the calorie in take wasn't bad but it was off my schedule and the 510 was a snack/lunch rolled all into one. Ugh I am 40% in water and I am supposed to be 50% or more.
So here's to a better tomorrow!


Oh holy cow is all I have to say.
So I had to put make up sponges to make our weight watchers scale I started to think maybe the scale is off. So I go buy another scale at the exchange and it is the Health o Meter Professional Body Fat Monitoring scale. Yeah all fancy schmancy and everything. You put your age, height, gender, then you step on the scale and it not only measures your weight, it tells you if your dehydrated and by how much precent. So I step on the bitch (yes I am upset) and it tells me I am 196, well the other scale is apparently 2 pounds off hahaha. Oh well. I knew it wasn't going to all come off over night, my goodness I gained so much in the course of 7 yrs. So 7 pounds in 5 days is awesome and I have nothing to complain about I know but man that did suck. SO yeah keep on jugging. Final weight will be on Saturday still.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Is the day over yet?

Man today I just feel bogged down and sleepy. Although I did go through a "rush" this morning looking for Elora's Girl Scout activity journal. What a nightmare that was. I tore through her already disastrous room, threw out 8 medium sized bags of trash, swept it and cleaned it up. She is messy that one.

Okay so here are my stats for the day

6:30 AM: Meds
10:00 AM: slimfast (I know I know its late) 200
12:15 pm: fiber one bar 140
2:15 pm: Lean Cuisine broccoli and cheddar with potatoes 210
3:30 pm: carrots and ranch dressing 140
5:30 pm: Dinner to be determined


Not 100% sure I will be able to make it to the gym tonight since we have cub scouts and I agreed to take the boys while Mark watches Elora. I am thinking I will go for a walk though maybe even with Ellie when I get back home while Mark lets the kids eat & gives them a bath before bed (see how I snuck that in there he has NO idea yet hahahha).

I did weigh myself this morning cause yes that is my addiction when I am trying to loose weight. I was the same as I was yesterday which was fine. I knew the first initial big weight loss would be water weight and now we are getting down to the nitty gritty. Just for shits and giggles I weighed myself this after noon and was pleasantly surprised. So here is a little hump day preview of my weight loss I am down 11.6 pounds and started off at 44" waist and now 40"! Can't wait until Saturday for an official weigh in!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Food journaling

So I decided to start logging all the food, water, drinks, that go into my mouth. I should be held accountable for everything and it should help me keep on the positive path I am on. It's time to take care of ME.

So I do have them hand written so I don't forget as the day goes on but I will start with today's date to start my food journal.

6:30 am: medication
7:30 am: Slim fast milk chocolate shake 200
9:30 am: Fiber One Bar Strawberry almond 140
12:30 pm: Michilina's buffalo chicken pockets 190
1:45 pm: Weight Watchers String cheese 50
2:30 pm: Weight Watchers string cheese & a nectarine 117
5:00 pm: 45 min work out burning 245 calories
6:00 pm: Smart One pasta 320 & pear 97

Total Calories:819

Total Water Consumption:as of 6:49 pm 128 ounces

Exercise: 2 miles 245 calories @ 3.6 mph

So far today I feel great. Yesterday I went walking and actual ran a good part of it, came home sweaty, flushed, and parched, drank tons of cold water and felt all those lovely great happy endorphins from working out. Got up this morning and wanted to do it again!!! I'm soooo stoked to be wanting to exercise again. Along with my healthier diet, some help from my meds, and re-starting an exercise routine I feel completely confident come time to get off my meds I will be able to maintain my new weight and hoping to reach my goal quickly in a safe manner. Saturday couldn't come quick enough for me I am so excited to see how this first week on a new routine has improved my life. I am already satisified about the weight loss I've already and seen and it can only get better from here on out.