Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm Still Here!

Two miracles happened for me:
1. I lost my goal weight of 10 pounds and exceeded that goal by 10. Total Weight loss 20 pounds.
2. I have maintained the same weight for 4 months now!

I literally tried everything. HCG, going to the gym excessively, personal trainers, trying to watch what I eat on my own... etc. Nothing worked and I started feeling worse and worse about myself. Right when I was ready to give up and embrace my sad life of obesity (haha), I joined Weight Watchers which really saved my life. It teaches you how to eat, what you should be eating, and they do all of their system off of points. I loved it. I didnt feel so resticted. I could eat really what I wanted, I just had to calculate all the points. I knew that if I kept my points every week I would step on that scale and lose at least 2 pounds. And it felt great!

You can go here or here to get an idea of what you should be eating but let me give you the best advice I can give you... JOIN! Pay the 40 dollars a month and once you become a lifetime member like me, its free. So really I only had to pay for 2 1/2 months. You will be more likely to lose if you are accountable to weighing in to that little old lady every week. You do not want to see that disappointment on her face when you have gained a half a pound or something, and it helps you to make smart food choices during the week. The website tools also give you excellent recipes. I promise you it is the best thing I have EVER done for myself. I am not afraid to shop anymore and I feel great about myself. Weight watchers also has weekly allowance points of 35 so in an emergency you can use them. They still guarantee with their system that you will lose .5 to 2.5 pounds or more every week.

Also 2 more discoveries I have made: Turkey Burgers and Turkey Tacos.

Buy the thin whole wheat buns, frozen turkey burgers at Smiths, one slice of fat free cheese, and a dab of ketchup grill it on your George Forman grill and it is 6 points.
Then you can have 4 tablespoons ground turkey, 1/4 cup fat free cheese, a whole wheat taco, and olives, and lettuce for 6 points!

I can still eat the food I love, I just have to tweek it a little. I cant even express to people how amazing weight watchers is. It litarally changed my life!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Is Anyone Still There?

It sure has been a while since anyone has posted. Everyone must have reached their goals. :) Everyone but me of course. No?
Well I myself have never posted. Shortly after I joined this blog I found out that I was pregnant and decided that it was probably best that I stop trying to lose weight. Not sure that worked out so great for me since I gained a whopping 14 lbs the entire pregnancy. How does that happen!? I know you all hate me. I get that a lot. In my defense though I wasn't trying to lose or not gain much weight. I ate what I wanted when I wanted it. Either way when the baby finally came I resolved to get better at maintaining the weight I was at since miraculously I came out of the pregnancy a couple lbs shy of what I was when I started. I felt great! Well fast forward to today. My baby is 6 months old and I've gained it all back and probably then some (haven't wanted to step on a scale).
So I have resolved to get my butt in gear. I would love it if I could just feel better. Even if I don't lose weight; as long as I feel good I'm ok with that.
So I'm going to re-evaluate my goals and hopefully be putting up new ones this week. :)
And if anyone is still there I'd love to hear how you're doing! Help keep me motivated. PLEASE!!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

One Down, 14 to Go...

I lost one pound this past week. Amazing seeing how I only stick to my diet half the time. But I guess half a diet is better than no diet at all. I am loving the treadmill right now. It lets me get my runs in without being cold and my knee doesn't hurt as bad. Although I still think running outside it a much better workout. Hopefully soon the sun will come out and I can hit the pavement. Is anyone else having success?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Best workout ever!

On Monday, I started going to East West MMA because they had a 4 week free trial.  4 weeks!!!  That's an awesome deal, but the guy said they can do that because they are so confident that people will sign up once they try it.  And he was right.  It's frickin' awesome!

I've gone to the group classes for two nights now.  Last night we did a lot of kickboxing, and it was an insane workout.  Burns a lot of calories.  Tonight we did knife defense and some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  That was after we did some stretching, including something the Sensei called "The Big Hurt".  I don't know if I've ever been so sore or had so much hurting in my life, but it's a good kind of pain.

I can't imagine doing this for any length of time and not losing weight or getting in good shape.  It would be impossible.  I'm just loving it!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Here we go

I am starting again. Last week was my practice week. I did all right. This week isn't turning out too great, but I am trying. The hard part is fitting my exercise in...and not eating treats.....and eating healthy. I guess it is all hard. Not having too much fun, but I need some results. Sick of being a chubbo. I will update once a week, so I have someone to report my successes and failures to. That helps.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Love/Hate Relationship

My relationship with the scale is usually a very HATEFUL one. I hate even stepping on that thing. I think the worst is when you have been working hard all week and you weigh yourself and you haven't even lost anything, sometimes you may have even gained a pound! Ugh! Well today I loved what the scale had to say because I have lost 3 pounds. Doesn't it seem like when you start to see results it helps to motivate you a little more? And all of the hard work and pain and suffering you have been going through is starting to be worth it? Well today I feel good. And I even noticed some muscles in my legs today that I didn't even know I had.

One thing I have loved are these Kellogg's protein bars. I eat one for breakfast right before my workout. They make me feel full until lunch. So you should try them too. And I hope everyone else is doing good and trying to keep their goals!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Good Start to a Good (hopefully) Year

We're now 21 days into 2010 and I've actually done a fairly good job of keeping up with my exercise and diet goals. It's really quite amazing because usually I fizzle out after about a week. :)

I owe my exercise success to has been the Wii Active 30-Day Challenge. It's really gotten me pumped and motivated. I've missed the last couple days because I haven't felt well. But I've noticed a difference in my energy level when I exercise. I've been doing the 30-Day Challenge at a "Hard" level and it's been kicking my butt. Seriously there have been days when I've wondered if I would ever walk again. Another thing that has helped is that I have a friend that texts me when she gets up early in the morning to exercise. We stay accountable to each other and it keeps us honest.

As for my diet, I've found one that should help regulate my insulin, and ultimately regulate my menstrual cycle. (I'm sure we can all do to be more regular) It also helps with weight loss, but I don't have much I need to lose. Anyway, as part of my diet, I've been writing down everything I eat and it has been an eye-opening experience. Apparently I really really like breads, muffins, junk food, etc. I'm eating a more balanced diet and it's also added to my energy level as well. I'm also finding a lot of really yummy and healthy recipes. I'll post soon!

Hooray for us all getting back on the horse! Let's stay on it! Glad to see action on the blog again!