Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday!

Well, usually Wednesdays are nothing special. I'm sure everyone will agree with me when I say that they're usually dull, rainy or overcast and just exist to tell us that we still have two more days to get through before the weekend begins.

This Wednesday is different. It's a milestone in my life and even though I won't be celebrating the anniversary of today, ever, I would still like to recognize the importance of what has happen.

As of today, I have lost 25 pounds! This is a hug accomplishment and such a wonderous event in my life! I don't think I've ever lost 25 pounds, let alone within three months. I feel so great and confident in my abilities to control my eating and exercising habits. I feel motivated and happy for the first time in a very long time.

Next week is the determining factor in seeing how many inches I've shed, it's also the end of the contest with ICC Biggest Loser. I have to have lost the most body fat/gained the most lean muscle out of 4 girls to win the gift card to Easton. I need new clothes so bad I hope that all of my hard work has earned me that top spot! Maybe I'll even post a before and current picture of my progress, we'll see :)

The moral of the story is, if I can do this, so can you! Think happy thoughts and just keep swimming!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ends & Beginings

Well, yesterday saw the end of my relationship with the boy. It just wasn't what it needed to be, no spark and without a spark how can you start a fire? I know I know, you're thinking that we only knew each other about two months. But I counter with a month is more than enough time to know if you are attracted to someone or not..

Now I can begin again to focus back on my fitness and my journey to that skinny biotch I know I was born to be ;)

Really though, I think part of the reason the boy and I weren't working was that I didn't have enough time in the day to do everything I needed to get done. I went from working out every day to three times a week. I'm hoping that I haven't lost my drive and that I can hop right back on the five times a week wagon.

I've also tried a few new things as far as diet goes. A tuna salad made with plain non fat yogurt instead of mayo. An awesome Buitoni Mushroom Ravioli with my favorite reduced fat basil pesto sauce, and the best bread ever, Arnold Select's Sandwich and Bagel Thins! I can't wait to make a turkey burger on one of those after Easter!

Tomorrow is weigh in Wednesday so I want to leave a bit of my update for tomorrow's post. Enjoy the not so warm weather and get a good work out session in! See y'all tomorrow!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Want to save money on groceries?

Check out my entry on my post on my other blog detailing my awesome shopping adventure from last night!

It's quite the read, and I love saving money... especially when I have to pay $333 to the government for taxes :( Please take a look at the post and let me know if you have any money saving tips for my poor self!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday :)

I did it, I lost those three lbs I gained last week. Annnd then I ate horribly for lunch today. Shrimp scampi, bread, calamari, crab spinach artichoke dip... argh. It's a good thing Heather will be kicking my butt this evening for another hour long session! Last week she had me do the suicides... I have a feeling since it is super warm outside that there might be a repeat performance. Both the suicide and the migraine, but bring it on, I want to win this competition!

With the exception of yesterday, I have been out running and walking all week with Colbie. This benefits me in two ways 1. She doesn't get fat like me and seems to be nicer to my material belongs (aka doesn't tear apart my flip flops) and 2. I'm getting my exercise. The one thing I want to try desperately is Zumba for the Wii. I am lacking both a Wii and the Zumba game so this is a major issue. Two people at work have recommended it as their go to cardio routine, sayings they have never sweated so much in their life... and one of those women just had a baby and is svette looking aready!

I've been debating on purchasing a keyboard to get back into my piano playing but have played with putting that goal on the back burner in favor of getting a Wii so I can transform myself in the beautiful skinny biotch that has been hibernating since I was 5 years old.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Calm, Cool and Collected

At least I'm pretending to be... not sure how well I'm doing. I called my trainer and requested an hour session instead of the usual half hour. So on Thursday, St. Patty's Day (go figure), Heather kicked my butt five times over. She must have spoken with my 6th grade basketball coach and discussed the level of ineptness that happens when I run suicides. Yep, I ran a good old suicide but triple the amount of times going back and forth every 2.5 feet, it was basically torture. I knew halfway into it that I was getting a migraine and it would be sticking with me the rest of the night. The suicide was followed shortly by walking side squats, tons and tons of free weights for the upper body, core training, more squats and some push ups off a ball.

I was definitely sweating and shaking and achy and migraine-y by the end of the hour. I had to go to bed by 9PM after dousing myself with pain pills and a sleeping aid. Would you believe I still had the migraine when I woke up the next morning???

This weekend was filled with movie dates, bar dates, shopping at outlets, working and cleaning. Yesterday after shopping I went for a run/walk with Colbie, did some weights and crunches and then ate a small salad before heading to bed.

As stated in my other blog, I'm really bored with my staple of mac and cheese and my veggie paella... I'm desperate for some new ideas on meatless meals and I still have 33 days of lent to go, argh!

I'm looking forward to Wednesday's weigh in, I hope that I was able to lose those three pounds I gained over last week. I have a feeling I didn't as I'm crampy and bloated and not feeling so wonderful. Girls know that that really doesn't make for a good weekly diet of healthy things... I am desperately craving dessert, AH!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I am mad at myself. I knew that this past week would be a challenge for me. Travelling to DC and not getting to the gym was going to be a test of my ability to live normally while being exposed to food that I did not cook myself. I felt really good about the decisions I made and they are as follows.

Friday during the seven hour drive I packed cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, fat free ranch dipping sauce, a sandwich thin natural & sugar free PB&J, clementines and apples. I knew that I didn't want to eat poorly, especially while sitting in a car in a non active setting for half the day. When we arrived in town we went to a pub and I had one beer, a glass of water and a veggie burger (whose calorie count was about 675 including the two HUGE pieces of bread of which I ate one).

Saturday was going to be the busy day. We went into the city around 1pm and just walked around letting our feet take us where they may. We saw The White House (the front this time ;) ), a sculpture garden, "Chinatown", An Art History Museum, went to a Wizards game, and then went dancing. Throughout that day I had two special k bars, 2 small whole wheat pancakes, a clementine, four pieces of pizza, one sprite and vodka, and six beers. I thought between the miles of walking and the 1.5 hours of dancing that I would have at least evened out...

Sunday for breakfast I had a special k bar and then when we stopped to grab something for my friend I caved and got a large Arby's curly fry... I think that was the turning point. I had some carrots, another sandwich thin PB&J and some cucumbers the rest of the drive. When I got home I made some Paella, unpacked and did some laundry.

I haven't made it to the gym in a week now and I feel disappointed in myself.

I obviously am not able to skip the gym this long as I gained three back. All my forward motion and positive energy has led to a huge loss in weight but this tiny set back has brought me so close to crying. I realize that I'm exhausted and not really thinking correctly which would also contribute to my gain. The thing is it's not just a three pound gain, it's a five pound gain. I should have lost two pounds this week and instead I brought three back into my life.

I'm changing my calorie intake to reflect a slower lifestyle in hopes that this won't happen again during my weeks when I'm not able to get to the gym everyday. I can't have this happen again or I may lose focus and hope and spiral back into a place I've promised myself I wouldn't go.

Friday, March 11, 2011


This is what I woke up to this morning... I can not wait to visit Kel in DC starting this evening.

Ellen and I are getting our drive on around 1PM so we should be arriving after 7PM. During our long ass trek there I've packed up some healthy little snacks that will tide us over, such as: carrots, tomatos, cucumbers and fat free ranch, apples, clementines, special k bars and pb&j sandwiches on thin bread. I think Ellen is bringing hummus, pita and water, so we are gonna rock out to Dan Cook's awesomeness while munching on yumminess!

Watch out DC, here I come!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Steady as she goes

I finally did it! I rememebered to weigh in before eating breakfast!! Two gold stars for me! The result is another 2 lb loss for the week. I'm very happy with my steady and consistent 2 lb loss, it means I'm still doing everything right and I'm happy doing it.

I did run out of Special K last Thursday so I've been switching up my game to a piece of toast with 1 TBSP of my natural peanut butter accompianied by a cup of skim milk. I don't enjoy this new breakfast nearly as much, so I will be picking up some more special k when I head out to the store this evening.

Today is Ash Wednesday, that means the begining of 40 days forgoing meat. Check out my ramblings in regards to that struggle over here.

I leave for DC in a few days so I'll be loading up on apples, bananas, clementines, special k bars and veggies to take along with me. Good snacking while walking around a city is a must. I'll be constantly going and in need of substenance without giving in to the easy out of "bad for you" food. I hope you all have a great week and I'll see you after the weekend!

Make good choices and feel good about yourself :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday part duex

I had really hoped to start my day off right by weighing in prior to my Special K... alas, my sleep deprived, gummy eyed self zombied my way downstairs and ate before I could remember it was weigh in morning. Darn it!

I lost another two pounds, which is also disappointing as I had gone to the gym every day for cardio and had conducted two self work outs for resistance training. I really had hoped I would have said goodbye to at least one more pound, but oh well. I'm still going strong and it's starting to sink in that this new lifestyle is easier than I ever anticipated. What will be rough is that a week from today I begin my yearly 40 day Lent goal of giving up meat. You can check out my journey of meals and trying to be a better Catholic on my other blog:

So total weight loss is 19 lbs and I'm down to a daily caloric intake of 1895.

The boy and I went to see Unknown last night and we both give it a 6 out of 10. Liam's newest was disappointing and I still feel heartbreak knowing that he lost his wife so tragically. It doesn't excuse the crappiness of the movie... don't go see it, rent it.

I'm meeting the friends tonight for the first time. I know that first impressions are important sooo wish me luck!