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Bri's Flab to Fab Challange (April 25th- May 21st 2011)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Good Morning Sparkers :)

I hope everyone had a hoppy easter emoticon and hopefully not to much emoticon, I know I ate way to much yummy stuff! I was almost in a food coma yesterday! My mom made a joke at me and said you can tell that I never eat by the way I was scarfing down my marshmellow fruit salad lol I mean it was my cheat day so I think I deserve it hehe, anyway to get on with the point of my blog. I am offically challanging myself, I wanted to think of a catchy little name for it but Im just gonna go with Bri's Flab to Fab Challange, the detials are as follows-

Bri's Flab to Fab Challange- 3 Weeks and 5 Days (May 21st is my bday if you are wondering why I am not doing a full four weeks).

*NO Fast Food
*Cardio for a min. of 45 minutes 6 days a week
*NO Alcohol
*No Eating past 6pm
*Track everything I eat/Drink every day but Sunday
* Sunday is a rest day but NOT a binge day. No tracking and no cardio but I will still be mindful of what I eat and how much of it that I eat.
* Drink nothing but water (one coffee in the morning with the Serving Size of 1 TBS of creamer)

My goals for the end of this challange are simple,

1st. I want to be able to say that I stuck to it! That I worked out 23 of the 26 days that are in my challange

2nd. I want to weigh in at 145 for a weight loss goal of 18 LBS

3rd. I want to be able to wear my size 8 Hollister skirt by the end of this challange, I put it on yesterday however its still kind of snug around my mid section (MY PROBLEM AREA! eghh). I cant wait to be in a single digit size as right now I am lingering on the edge, my size 10's are almost to big and my size 8's are just a bit to snug still.

Here's a pic. of the skirt I'm trying to get my booty into-

and just so you all know where I'm at, I'm currently weighing in at 163.5 LBS and here's my most recent picture takin on Sunday for Easter with my new baby niece :)

So that's my plan for the next month. I'm busting my butt to look good on my birthday and to feel good inside :) Also the hot months are slowly coming in and I want to be comfortable with my body to wear some cute stuff this summer, dear I say maybe even a swim suite :-/

We shalll see, check back for updates, I will be blogging at least once a week to check in and will get my first weeks pictures up next Monday :)


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    Thanks Goddessellie07- I totally understand what you are saying. When I was on target and worked out every day I could lose 5 lbs a week which is where I got my goal number from. I'm not to worried about the number for me its just about feeling and looking my best for my bday :) and pushing myself to achieve my fitness goals. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and comment.

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GODDESSELLIE07 4/25/2011 1:41PM

    18 pounds in 26 days seems like a little much... that would equate to 2,400 calorie deficit every single day during the next 3 weeks 5 days. Assuming you work out 45 minutes everyday, that would burn around 450 calories (10 calories per minute), leaving you with almost 2,000 calories still to make a deficit. Since the average human needs 2,000 calories to survive in one day, you can't cut out 2,000 calories in diet alone... that would be starvation!

If you can do it, all the more power to ya, just make sure that you aren't overdoing it and that you are doing healthy! I don't want you to hurt yourself trying to make a goal.

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Clawing my way to 160 (with Pic.)

Friday, April 08, 2011

Good Morning Spark people :)

Since I have rejoined spark I have been making slow but steady progress and am doing pretty good with tracking my calories and eating only nutritious foods however exercise has been a struggling point for me. It is odd because since I'm down 40 sum pounds working out comes easier to my body but its just getting my mind to get up a go that is the problem. This week I have managed to workout (for at least 30mins) every day but Wed. and am pretty proud of myself, I'm even feeling that good "I worked out hard" sore feeling emoticon This last 25-30 lbs that I have on me is just not budging as easily as the first 40 and I have to admit its getting a little frustrating. My body is just very different from other people. I've also been fighting myself over the scale- when to weigh? when not to weigh? eghh sooo confusing! I know that some people on spark weigh every day and some every week. I used to be a every weaker however I've been so impatient lately I have been weighing every day which is NOT a good idea for my body! For some reason I always weigh 2-3 LBS more the next morning following a intense cardio workout however the next day I will be down those 2-3 LBS plus another 1-2 but even knowing this it gets me totally bummed seeing that I weighed more this morning than I did yesterday despite going to the gym last night for 50 mins and burning 600+ calories and eating with in my calorie range and not eating past 6pm (except a little after workout snack of peas and cheese.)

So with that being said, I'm ditching the scale for one week! I will not weigh myself until my next official weigh in on Saturday April 16th, that means that I am skipping tomorrows weigh in that I had planned and for the next week my focus is going to be:

1. emoticonDoing a minimum of five 60 min. cardio sessions
2. Staying within my calorie range and cycling between the low and high ends.
3. Staying towards the low end of my carb and sodium intake.
4. emoticon Drinking nothing but water (I have been averaging 10 glasses a day!)
5. emoticonNot eating past 6pm
6. emoticon NO FAST FOOD!!!

I just need to get this weight off! I have already come so much further than I ever thought possible. When I first started spark I would look at the success stories and wish that they where me and you know what they are! Even though I'm not to my goal YET I have gained so much and lost so much (all the bad stuff including the weight!). I put together a mid-progress photo. I cant believe how big I was!

My husband found the before picture in his phone and I almost cried when I saw it. I never realized that I was that big emoticon It makes me so sad because when I look at that picture I should be focusing on how happy my son is to be in the pool with me but instead all I can think about is how I wish I could photo shop myself down or even cut myself out :( Well that was than and this is now!

So today is going to be a challenge for me but I'm looking forward to coming out of it with more will power and strength! I got invited to go out with some friends tonight and since I haven't been drinking or going out I decided last night that I would do it! So, last night I planned my meals for today and included two crown royal and diet coke cocktails into my calorie range. I made my shrimp salad for lunch and had a nutritious breakfast and even packed my dinner so that I could eat it at 5:00pm before I leave work. So this morning I woke up feeling positive that I would not go off track even if I go out tonight and have two cocktails, I managed to get a session of Jillian's Yoga Meltdown in before work, had four glasses of water before I even got into the office and I was feeling on top of the world.... Here comes the downer- I opened up my email inbox when I got in and guess what? That's right folks, emoticon and emoticon to celebrate a co-workers birthday for lunch in the conference room! yay! huh boo is more like it! So without completely giving up on the day and than hating myself tomorrow I've decided to forge forward with my original plan and completely skip the birthday lunch. I have a shrimp salad I made this morning and a vegan corn dog with steamed veggies for dinner :) I'm going to email the co worker whose bday it as and wish her a happy day and say that I am going to be volunteering to hold the fort down with the phones instead of coming to lunch, that way its not about it being her birthday and me missing it, its about me wanting to help out so that everyone else can enjoy emoticon. I mean really do I not already know what pizza and cupcakes taste like? Will I die or be in dier straits if I dont partake in the festivities? Nope and I will still be able to go out tonight and enjoy two cocktails and unwind with my friends! Now its just sticking to it :)

Thanks for reading emoticon I am currently at 165.5 and would like to be at 159 by April 16th. So lets get this seksie train a rollin!


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NIKKICOLE83 4/12/2011 3:18PM

    You have amazing willpower because I would never be able to pass up pizza and cupcakes.

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    Congratulations!!!! You hav done amazing job! Great alternative for lunch, you did awesome for resisting all the yummy and bad food. Great job!!!!

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Im back and ready to lose the second half of my weight (wth pic.)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello all my emoticon

I have missed spark oh so much! It has been about a month since I posted a blog and a good three weeks since I was active on this site, alot has happend since than and I have now found the motivation and some pretty good reasons for getting back on track and losing the rest of my weight for good! The first is I would really like to be able to chase my son around the park with out feeling my tummy jiggle emoticon! Losing 30 LBS has already given me back the ability to walk the half a mile to the park and than play/run with my son for several hours while there now I just need to get that belly away :) The second reason is because my three year wedding anniversary is on July 11th and I would really like to spend the whole day in my bikini and lack there of ( emoticon) with my DH hehe..

Okay so in order to help give me that extra push I need to succede i wanted to remind myself of what I have accomplished so far so here we go! Since Septemeber 21st 2011 I...

*Lost 30 LBS
* Went from a pants size of 14/15 to a 10/11
*Went from a shirt size of XL/L to Medium
*Went from a dress size of 15 to a size 9
*Can Jog a 5k
*Became and maintained a pescatarian lifestyle
*Can slide down the slide at the park with my son without getting stuck
*Can run and play with my son at the park with out passing out
*Can dance for more than half of a song at a time in a public place

I have gained sooo much thanks to spark and Im ready to feel a thousand times better than I do today once I get the second half of this weight off! emoticon

Before I go I just wanted to share the following picture, I was taking a picture of my two year old with my blackberry the other night and he said let me make a picture about you and took my phone so I let him snap a pick of me and he looked at it and said mama your face is so beatiful! I about lost it right there lol cause it was so darn sweet but that when I looked at the picture I realized that he was right! It was beatiful to me because I could really see the happiness in my eyes and I could really see my face, without 30lbs stacked on it was beatiful despite the fact that I didnt have makeup on lol I didnt care because it was kind of a marker for me to show where I have been and what I have accomplished! Next stop 140's emoticon

emoticonto everyone who has continued to follow my blogs and journey despite my yo yos and hiatus. Im back, I have quite drinking and re joined the gym and I am ready to make my son and myself proud.

Work in progress, check back soon for updates...

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ALIHUTCH078 3/25/2011 6:59AM

    Great Job! Welcome back!!!!!

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SARAHNICOLE__17 3/24/2011 1:37AM

    Welcome back my SP friend!!!

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    Congrats on being back! You are going to do awesome! Aww that is the sweetest thing that your son said! You are a beautiful person!

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GODDESSELLIE07 3/21/2011 4:51PM

    Glad to see you back... you can do this!

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LYDIASPURPLE 3/21/2011 3:41PM

    WTG! Glad you're back!

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TCMOSBY 3/21/2011 3:38PM

    Goodluck to you beautiful! HUGS!

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28 LBS and counting...

Monday, February 14, 2011

HEllo all my emoticon and Happy Valentines Day emoticon! This morning I gave myself a little V-Day present Woot Woot emoticon. I am now offically in the 160's! and only 8 LBS away from being the weight I was right before I was preggo with my little man! I am sorry for my inactivity on the site the past few days, I got hit with a monster sinus cold and have been litterally sleeping all weekend but I had to get on really quick and blog about my exciting news! From today I have 28 LBs to lose untill I hit 140 and from their I may go on to 130 depending on how I feel and my body looks. I love you spark friends! Thank you everyone for getting me up and thorugh the hard parts so that I can finally start feeling (and looking) sexy and my age! WOO HOO!!


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SARAHNICOLE__17 2/14/2011 10:51PM

    How exciting! Congrats!!!!


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Im Wearing What???? (With Pic)

Friday, February 04, 2011

So today is another good day! Today my waiste feels small and my smile is giant! Today my skin is glowing (with no makeup on thank you very much) and my jeans are to big on me! Today my face is slim and my hair is working for me emoticon
Last night I didnt get to do Yoga Meltdown as planned because my little guy kept trying to climb under and on me while I worked out however I did squeeze in sets of crunches, Pilates 100 hundred and the V sit (Pilates moves with resistance bands) I did three sets of 20 each emoticon and you ready for the really big news.... Drum roll please....
Im Wearing a size Medium shirt!!!! ahh I know I almost didnt even try to wear it this morning because when my mom gave it to me a few months back it was way to tight but I saw it hanging there and sicne its causal day at work I decided why not and to my surprise and excitement, IT FITS!!! and not only that but my size 10 skinny jeans are now to big on me emoticon They fit only because I need to lose prob. another 5LBS in my stomache area but in order to wear them I have to keep them pulled up past my belly button other wise they fall off at the hips!! WOO HOO.. DOing a done girl dance here!!!... emoticon and just for proof I snapped a pic. as I was leaving for work this AM....

So there you have it folks, the stuff dreams are made of LOL! I am on the right track again, picking up where I left off in January and getting closer to my dream body everyday. Ive been struggling mildly with myself, trying to remind myself to have patience and that I may not see the results in the mirror but that my body is changing and becoming stronger and sleeker, hello medium(Juniors) shirt! emoticon

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MTNGRL 2/7/2011 12:46PM

    I am so happy for you. You have made such wonderful progress and I have to say you deserve big emoticon! Keep on working on your goal and keep us posted!! Your tummy looks so flat! WooHoo!!

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RACEMOM576900 2/5/2011 11:43AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing great! Thanks for sharing the pic! You just gave me motivation to get on the treadmill

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    WOW congrats! I know how you feel, I was excited when I was able to fit into a juniors large/XL shirt! You are doing great, keep up the awesome work!!!

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PENA576 2/4/2011 7:05PM

  Hey you go girl! I just saw you online. So hey Im proud of you and your emoticon day thats what Im talking about in my blog do what you have to do to stay motivated... Keep doing what you are cause its working...

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SARAHNICOLE__17 2/4/2011 6:30PM

    I love that shirt on you! Congrats on all of your accomplishments.

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DEBORAH2230 2/4/2011 4:03PM

    Congratulations! You look fabulous!

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