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Week 4

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Woo hoo can you believe it! I have stuck with the plan for a month now! It amazing to me because the old me would have ABSOLUTELY given up by now... Go mee!

So this week was the beginning of fall and with the weather change comes more arthritis problems for me. This week wasn't a great exercise week for me (I did strength training for about 20 min and the Elliptical for 30) so I was really worried about the scale this week. On top of that the family ordered pizza (bahh!) and I had a couple pieces (although mine was the thin crust with tomatoes and mushroom and light cheese so it was as bad as it could have been).

I have come to the conclusion that I have a food addiction. And because everyone needs to eat and no matter where you go you are surrounded by food, its probably one of the hardest addictions to deal with. I am constantly craving bad foods and I know I can never go back to the way I was before... hopefully the cravings will go away eventually, I have hope. lol It sounds pathetic that I'm addicted to food, but it is what it is and I'm an open book so I have nothing to hide.

On a lighter note, I bought Bob Harper's "The Skinny Rules" because I LOVE bob (Constantly watching TBL lol) and he obviously knows more about weight loss than I do, so I thought I would give it a read. The book is pretty clear cut and it feels like he is actually talking to you, i love it! I only got it yesterday so I have read the rules (they seem scary!! haha) but I haven't read them in detail. The one thing I did read was he said NO CREAM, SUGAR or anything but Black (maybe some fat free milk) in my COFFEE! AAAHHHH. I went from having white coffee (wayyy too much coffee mate) to 2 tbsp of creamer...

Goals: I am going to try and do 1 tbsp of creamer for this week and see where I go from there. I love my coffee though. :) Also, I need to get back on the exercise horse and at the VERY LEAST stretch everyday.

Scale:188lbs! Yayy! I'm in the 180's that's exciting. :) So far I have lost a total of 16lbs!! Feeling good and much healthier.

Yours Truly,

Liz

  
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PHIPPSI 10/2/2012 9:41AM

    Wow- well done you.. Your doing really well and i really enjoy having a read of your blogs to see how your getting on and what you are doing to achieve your healthy lifestyle..
I have just completed my 4th week on SP on friday and its all going well.

I think seeing yourself and others doing so well helps install the belief and motivation that i can do it too..

Thanks for blog's emoticon

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MMFITZ 9/26/2012 11:37PM

    That's great! I enjoyed reading your blogs. We started our journeys around the same time. I'm using The Skinny Rules, but struggle to follow all of them consistently. Keep up the good work! emoticon
~Mary

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ALLIEALLIE2 9/23/2012 1:02PM

    -16lbs is awesome!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Week 3

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Alright. Week 3 went alright. I was doing GREAT until we went to Applebees. lol I was planning on ordering the 330 calorie jalapeno shrimp meal. I ended up ordering the Garlic Sirloin (Under 550 menu, I think it was about 450 calories) which wasn't TERRIBLE but then I ate two cheese sticks sense the hubby ordered them. Bahhhh. I feel like I have NO self control when it comes to fried, greasy food. ANYWAY, I put that into my food tracker and I was still within my calorie range for the day, though feeling guilty.

The next day my brother in law bought Mc Donalds for everyone (he bought me a salad) and I was just drooling over everyone's food... I felt like I was STARVING even though I had my salad. The cravings were so intense I couldn't deal and I ate two of my daughters chicken nuggets... That night I ended up getting really sick (flu maybe?). The next day I was CRAVING Mc donalds so I begged the hubby to get me some and he did... (small chicken nuggets and a kid size fry).

Why am I soo addicted to Mc Donalds? Its ridiculous! I never craved fast food as much as I do now that I am eating healthy. That being said, today is a NEW DAY and I will make the right food choices for myself. I need to get back on track and move forward. I have 3 lbs to lose before I get into the 180s.

Goals:Get back on track and start eating healthy and working out again. I can do it and I will do it reguardless of my downfalls this week.

Scale:193 still. That's okay, I figured.

Yours Truly,

Liz emoticon

  


Week 2

Sunday, September 09, 2012

This week has been full of ups and downs. I've stuck to my eating and exercise routine and added a lot of new healthy foods for more of a variety. I feel so good. There were days before my lifestyle change when I would feel like crap all day (probably because I ate like crap and drank NO water). And for the last two weeks I have felt better than ever! I found I really LOVE zucchini (yumm especially baked with Parmesan) and I usually eat that when I am craving something salty.

Yesterday I went out to eat for the first time... It was SO overwhelming. And I went to Soup or Salad. lol Even though I got a salad with lots of good veggies and fruit I found it REALLY hard NOT to fill my plate with all of the pastas, breads and deserts. But I did good, stayed strong! I think for a while I probably wont be going out to eat because I am still craving everything. haha

I also had a really bad LOW point in my week. My brother in law left a SUPERSIZE Mc Donalds french fry on the counter... I saw it and my mouth started watering. I DIDNT EAT IT but I did start crying. lmao I never thought I would cry because I couldn't eat french frys, haha needless to say, I started my day off with baaddd cravings for french frys...

A few hours later, my bff (who is 6 months pregnant) calls and wanted to come over. Every time she comes over she brings Soda, Pizza, Brownies, Chips etc. I asked her not to bring junk food with her because I was having a bad day already and I knew I would cheat if all of that was in front of me. Long story short, after she was trying to convince me I need to just cheat on my diet when shes there (and I said NO!) she got mad that I asked her not to bring junk food. She told me I was so selfish and I needed to control myself better and she didn't want to be friends because I was trying to control her diet... I get shes pregnant and has cravings but I don't think it was too much for me to ask her not to bring junk food to MY house for the few hours she was there... I would have cooked her a nice healthy meal! And maybe I was being selfish, but I NEED to be selfish sometimes especially when my health is on the line. 

With all of the ups and downs this week, I managed to still lose some weight and I feel good about what I have accomplished so far. Hopefully next week is better though. lol

Scale:193! Woot Woot! Hard work and eating healthy does work!!

Goals: I need to start cutting out my morning coffee... With all the creamer I like, I end up wasting 200ish calories on a stupid beverage. We will see. :o

Till next time!

Yours Truly,

Liz

  


Week 1

Sunday, September 09, 2012

YAY! I have finally finished week 1 of healthy eating and working out! Being as this is my first time actually keeping to the plan for longer than 24 hours, I think I did exceptionally well. My only down fall was cooking with Vegetable Oil (I had nothing else and boy did I regret that! I was sick for the entire day after eating it because i have been "clean eating" and it added a whopping 200 calories to my day. Boo.)

 With that being said, its been mostly fruits (apples, bananas, raspberries, watermelon, lemons), veggies (salad, broccoli and cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, green beans, peas), grilled skinless chicken breasts, salmon, hummus, hard boiled eggs and WATER lots of water (and a skinny cow candy bar for the days I'm feeling week... lol it only has 100 calories in it and they are AMAZING).

 I've been in LOVE with my Elliptical Machine running for 30 minutes 5-6 days a week... (if I could I would only use this machine for cardio, I love it. Especially having arthritis in my knees, its awesome.) As well as strength training 3-4 times a week (i need to find a good solid routine) and stretching daily. 

Scale: 195lbs! Woo hoo! I realize my body is in shock because of the changes and I wont be dropping the lbs like this every week, but this is a HUGE motivation factor. :D

Goal: I need to learn to cook. My diet will get really old if I dent learn to cook some basic healthy dishes. Every time I want to give up, I think about how hot I will look when I'm at least 20lbs lighter! Motivation baby!! :D

Until next time!

Yours truly,

Liz

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PARKERB2 9/9/2012 6:02PM

    Have you found the receipes here on Spark? They are great. You will have to try some of them. You could start off with simple ones and gradually add the others. Have a great day and Keep Sparking.

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RAPUNZEL53 9/9/2012 6:00PM

  Good Luck!

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CAROL494 9/9/2012 5:58PM

  Good blog! emoticon You did a great job your first week. I read your ending weight. How much did you lose?

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Day 2

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Surprisingly, I've stayed on track!! Usually by now I would have given up already and downed an extra 1200 calories in guilt. But NOOO! I'm stayin strong! :D
Today was a big cardio day for me. Being someone who DREADS cardio, I did really well I think. 30 min of consistent elliptical. 10 min of biking. 15 min of 30 day shred (lmao yes, I know it's a 20 min workout, but she kicked my ass and I didn't even finish! Next time...)
I tracked all my exercise, food and water. I think that's the key, to log everything you eat... I had NO idea how many calories I was eating everyday, it's crazy!

Tip of the day: Treat Weight loss like a job. Show up everyday, even if you don't want to and work your hardest!!

Until next time!
Yours truly,
Liz

  
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