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And here is to the new year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I just restarted body revolution as I wanted to lose the last few pounds I have to lose to be at a weight I want to be. I also don't want to gain a lot of weight from all the holiday eating I did! I started with my husband as well, he has some health issues and needs to lose about 20 pounds. We also are going to have to start eating even more healthy this new year. My husband's doctor told him he needs to start a vegan diet. So it looks like I have to learn to cook vegan food now! We eat at home almost 100% of the time, with home cooked meals. But I suppose there is always room for improvement. Now I have to figure out a new way of thinking and looking at food. At least a vegan diet should also help me lose weight too.

We watched the show Forks over Knifes on Netflix, and looked into the China Study which is what Forks over Knifes was based on. I think this will be an interesting challenge to see if we can change to being more vegan. I'm thinking we may still have to have chicken and fish every once in awhile. And I don't know if I can give up my greek yogurt, I love it too much! I can give up milk since I pretty much already do that, I drink a lot of almond, coconut, and soy milks. I also have to get my kids on board! Wish me luck!

  
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LITTLK 1/20/2014 4:36PM

    Sounds like you have a very positive attitude about all the changes, good for you. I think mental is half the battle. I found a wonderful recipe on sparkrecipes for lentil chili in a crockpot with black beans and sweet potato. It was delicious! It is worth checking out. I think it called for chicken broth but I used veggie broth and it was great. Good luck!

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EDDYMEESE 12/29/2013 11:03PM

    I might have to check that out


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JAROL7 12/29/2013 1:28AM

    This is the time to start. write everything down in the SP tracker. It works. I'm on Day #143.

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ROXYCARIN 12/29/2013 1:08AM

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Shopping Trip

Friday, September 13, 2013

I love shopping. But I usually hate trying on clothes because I hated that I had to buy size 14. Well yesterday I went on a shopping trip with a couple of friends and I decided to try on some pants since I needed more new clothes. I grabbed a size 8 and tried them on, they fit but were a little loose. So one of my friends says, "No, you need a smaller size! Where did you get them, I will get you a size 6." My friends are awesome, I wouldn't have probably gone to a size 6. So she gets size 6 jeans and I try them on. Holy cow to my surprise they fit!! I couldn't believe it!! I have gone from a size 14 to a 6/8!!! We also went to Old Navy and those jeans must run smaller because size 8 fit perfect. I am not complaining though, that is so awesome!!!! I just bought a pair last month for school at Old Navy, they are size 10, I haven't taken the tags off, so they will be going back for a smaller size!!! I am so excited!!! This is the most amazing thing ever.....never would I have thought I would be in this size! If you had asked me this in January of this year, I would have said "No I can't get that small! Only in my dreams!" Hahaha I have seen in my dreams that I was smaller, but now it is a reality, which is weird for me, but amazing at the same time. I am loving it! Here is my new pictures in my Old Navy pants size 8!

  
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HEALTHYCOCONUT 9/13/2013 7:01PM

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FIRYMIST35 9/13/2013 5:25PM

  emoticon That totally rocks!

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TAARON69 9/13/2013 5:17PM

    Congratulations! That is awesome news!!

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Onward and still losing! (Weight that is!)

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I decided to start Jillian Michaels Body Revolution over, only doing 6 weeks instead of 12. Since school is starting this week for my kids and I will be back to school at the end of the month, it will be easier to just stick with 6 weeks for now. So I only do each workout two times and then move on, (week 1 - wo 1 and 2, week 2 - wo 3 and 4, and so on).

On the upside, I am moving onward with my fitness and I weighed myself yesterday, 2 pounds more gone! And I only just re-started the BR program! That is awesome! I will probably do measurement after week 3 just to see if I get rid of any more inches. It will be interesting to see what I can do in 6 weeks of this program! I am still doing dancing for cardio, and a couple of my friends are pushing me to go to the group power class at the gym, and I did do that class twice last week....so sore after doing that and Jillian...but I did it, and I didn't die! Today I rested and I really needed this rest day!

Cheers! Here is to becoming fit!!

  
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JENNIFERWHITMER 9/2/2013 4:45PM

    Great! I'm on my accelerated week 5! I miss catching you in the team boards!
Just did cardio 2. I'm not dropping pounds as much as I like, but inches!
I've lost 7 inches off my waist alone in 14 weeks. 7!
Keep going, friend!

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MJ7DM33 9/1/2013 6:26PM

  WTG!

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Finished Jillian Michaels Body Revolution!!!! Body Stats too....

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I never thought I would be able to stick to this 12 week program! I usually get bored, but not with this one! I didn't follow the eating plan, and I didn't do her cardio DVD's because I go to the gym and do lots of cardio 6 days a week! Zumba 3 days a week, and Club Dance 3 days a week. I was unwilling to give up the dancing because it is so much fun and you still burn a lot of calories! I'm also not good at following eating plans because I love food, and I would end up having cheat days and then feeling horrible about it, and that is no way to do things. So I just ate as healthy as I could, and ate things I love but tried to cut portions down.

Anyways, so as promised here are my body stats:
Starting:
Waist- 33
Hips- 42
Thighs- 22
Arms- 12
Body Fat %- 28.3
Weight- 154.8
Size: 14 pants
Size: Large pants

Now:
Waist- 30
Hips- 38.5
Thighs- 21.5
Arms - 11.5
Body Fat %- 25.8
Weight- 146.2
Size: 10 pants
Size: Medium pants

I got rid of 3 inches off my waist, 3.5 inches off my hips, .5 inch off my thighs, .5 inch off my arms, 2.5% body fat, and 8.6 lbs. !!!!! I also went from a size 14 down to a size 10!! From wearing large pants, to now wearing medium!!! Wow, that is awesome for the past 12 weeks!!! I haven't been in a size 10 pant since before I had kids!!! That was about 10 years ago! I am that much closer to my goal of my weight being at 140. I also broke out of a plateau and got below 150's. Yay!!! I am going to keep going to the gym, but I might do this program again since it is so good, or I might look into doing something else. But either way I am going to continue on my fitness journey and keep on working out!

  
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RYDERB 9/1/2013 3:32PM

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VALYNN26 8/27/2013 11:58AM

    Congratulations! Those are some great results! I started yesterday, so I am hoping to make it all the way. emoticon

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JENNIFERWHITMER 8/25/2013 4:08PM

    YEAH!!!! I'm so excited for you! That is really awesome!
So proud of you for finishing and working so hard!

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LEN_VERSION32 8/25/2013 2:48PM

    Sounds awesome! Congrats!!

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Jillian Body Revolution update

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Just thought I would update. I have just completed week 11 of the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution! I never thought I would get this far! I usually give up or get bored about 3 weeks in. But not with this program! Even though it was hard, I kept at it. I also think because I saw results is why I kept going!

So next week is my last week of this torture! Hahaha! I will be doing measuring next weekend and I will blog about those stats. I will say I went clothes shopping, and wow I'm excited and impressed!! I haven't been this small in years!!! I'm talking like 10 years!!! My husband says I look better now than then though because I have more muscle now. Hahaha, he is too kind.

  
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LINDAT1970 8/18/2013 6:07PM

    Way to go!! It's Jillian's best workout and my FAV!! emoticon

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SHARONCAPPS 8/17/2013 6:10PM

  Great job. Keep going.

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