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Today was a good day!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I woke up this morning and went to the gym! It felt incredible to actually get up and go like I've been saying I would for months now! I finally did it & I'm so glad I did! I'll be waking up & going tomorrow morning also, and then I'll be going again in the evening to meet my husband after he gets off work!

Today, I went to the gym & dropped my kids off at kids club, then went to the locker room. I got all my stuff ready & then sat and stretched my legs for about 5 minutes. First up, I did the elliptical for about 5 minutes...I was really moving and did almost a half mile in that time, but my sports bra sucks and my chest started hurting. So, I went to the treadmill and did .75 miles which took about 20 minutes. Then I went and did the ab crunch machine. I did 3 sets of 15 reps each at 35lbs. & then I did the oblique twist machine for 3 sets of 10 reps at 70 lbs. And then to cool down/finish off I did the stair step machine for 5 minutes at level 4! I felt GREAT and after I went to sit in the sauna for about 10-15 minutes! I can't wait to go back tomorrow morning! :)

  
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RAPUNZEL53 3/19/2013 6:54PM

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PARKERB2 3/19/2013 5:55PM

    Good for you. Isn't the sauna great.

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Stupid cookie!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

So yesterday I 'started' Week 1 of Phase 1 of the SBD...kind of. I ate my breakfast...scrambled eggs with mushrooms & herbs & had some water...I tried vegetable juice, yuck! LOL! Well my husband & I decided to take our daughter & nephew to the park, so my sister-in-law brought some food over for him to take to eat because he is incredibly picky! Well she got him 2 chocolate chip cookies, so when I walked in from outside he was eating one & I said "Hey where did you get that?" and I looked in the little bag and saw one more cookie so I asked if I could have it. Well, then my husband comes in & shakes his head at me & instantly I'm like "CRAP" I was NOT supposed to be eating cookies! And the worst part was my sister-in-law was standing right there as all of this happened & she's the one who told me about the SBD so she knew I wasn't supposed to eat the stupid cookie! Then the same thing happened a couple hours later at the park with the ice cream truck! :(

I suck at dieting! So anyways, I'm going to work on doing better today...

  
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 5/29/2011 8:57PM

    You need to quit the negative attitude - you don't suck, you just didn't make optimal choices. It happens. You just need to keep on trying.

You also need to log everything you eat - I didn't say to stay in range, I said you need to log everything you eat.

You cannot fail unless you quit.

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THISYEARSMODEL 5/29/2011 5:51PM

    Baby steps! Track everything you eat, the good, the bad, and the ugly, in the Nutrition Tracker. This makes you more aware of what you're eating, and when, and how many calories you're actually eating. (Sometimes it's actually not as bad as you think--but you never know unless you track it.) Focus on that, then add another step, like drinking your 8 cups of water. Step by step, one by one, you'll get there. That's how I started in January, and it's working! emoticon emoticon

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OOOK14 5/29/2011 4:51PM

    Been there, too. Small steps are the key. It'll take a while to make big changes. When you fall down, it means you're human. Get back up and try it again. When I eat too much, I try to increase my activity for the day. Try adding a ten-minute walk tonight after the sun goes down tonight. emoticon You'll feel better about yourself.

Hoping for the best for you,
Claudia

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CHRIS3215 5/29/2011 12:22PM

    emoticonremember MODERATION is a great thing!!!
You can have a sweet treat just keep it in your caloric intake for the day!
I live a healthy life style & I love every minute of it,never ever feel cheated..
Instead of cookies give them fruit..
THEN you all can share!
Ice cream truck get a sugar-free treat..

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MUKAMI12 5/29/2011 12:11PM

    I know exactly what you mean. You forget all that is going on...like dieting when those things are in front of you. Stay strong or eat in moderation. Remember each day is a new day.
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Tomorrow is DAY 1!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Well, I went to the grocery store yesterday & got lots of food to start Week 1 of Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet. I'm excited, but I'm also really nervous! I NEED to lose weight & I WANT to lose weight, but somewhere inside the fat kid in me is screaming at me to be LAZY! I'm really hoping that once I start eating healthy & working out I'll have more energy & more ambition...because right now I have very little. I've heard from friends & read from strangers about how WONDERFUL people feel when they start working out & eating right...I want that so bad! I want to be able to say NO to fast food & junk & be proud about it! That way when people respond with "Oh you must be on a diet" & they roll their eyes I can say "No, I'm on a not-putting-trash-in-my-body way of life" & feel confident with those words. I'm just so ready to be in shape & feel better about myself mentally & physically. I DREAM all the time about how great I'm going to look & feel once I lose weight....my BIGGEST downfall is that I get so discouraged when I don't see immediate results.

So anyways, here's to tomorrow! Wish me luck!

This is what I'll be eating tomorrow! :)

Breakfast
- 6 oz. vegetable juice cocktail
- ½ cup egg substitute – scrambled with mushrooms & herbs
- Decaf tea with sweet & low
Midmorning Snack
- Cheese stick
Lunch
- Sliced grilled chicken breast on romaine
- 2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Sugar-free jello
Midafternoon Snack
- Cucumber slices with 1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese
Dinner
- Savory Chicken Sautee
- S.B. Mashed “Potatoes”
- Fresh steamed green beans
- Tossed salad (mixed greens, cucumbers, green peppers, cherry tomatoes)
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette
Dessert
- Vanilla Ricotta Crème

  
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 5/29/2011 8:55PM

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DANCINCAJUN1 5/27/2011 1:52PM

    No need to even comment to those folks ... but nowadays (rather than my age group back long ago) healthy lifestyles will let you be a happy person that has a chance to live a lot longer and in lots better shape ... so you are just gonna take advantage of that knowledge !! I never say I am dieting, I just tell em I'm keeping my body full of nutritious food for life!

I wish you wonderful days on this journey ... sure looks like you prepared well !!

Roc
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MUKAMI12 5/27/2011 1:38PM

    I will be praying for your success! You can do it, just focus on the end results know that now contributes to that...I am in the same path and I have to switch the voice in my head telling me to give up. Take it one day at a time and do not be afraid to make each day seem like the first day. Forgive yourself when you fail and keep on moving forward. Good luck! emoticon

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Back to Square One!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Well, I'm back...for the third or fourth or fifth time...I don't even know! I'm so in to all the planning & making meal plans & grocery lists & exercise plans...but I NEVER follow through. I look at myself in the mirror everyday & am just disgusted with what I see...but I can't seem to get motivated to do anything about it. You would think that being uncomfortable all the time would be motivation enough but it just isn't! I go to bed every night saying okay I'm going to do this and this and this tomorrow, but when I wake up I don't want to get out of bed. And when I do finally get out of bed I do NOT want to go work out or cook something healthy to eat. I can't even remember the last time I had a fruit or a vegetable...and lately I eat chips for breakfast & and a can of spaghettios for lunch...and I wonder why I'm have no energy.

My sister-in-law did the South Beach Diet and worked out everyday & she lost a lot of weight & got in really good shape & my OB/GYN told me I should try that one as well. It doesn't seem as extreme as some of the other fad diets. I mean, yeah you cut out carbs & sugars the first few weeks but then you slowly introduce the healthy ones back into your diet after you 'detox.' So, I'm going to try that and see how it goes...and the good news is my husband said he would do it with me...which will be a HUGE help because seeing him eat yummy junk food while I "can't" sucks. So tomorrow I'm going to the grocery store to get some stuff & I'm going to track everything I eat on here!

If any of you have had any luck with the SB diet let me know! Thanks!! :)

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 5/29/2011 8:53PM

    Never tried the SBD either - I just counted calories.

Good Luck! You can do it!!

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TABBYC 5/26/2011 8:08PM

    Welcome back! I don't have any experience with the SBD. It is great that your husband is going to do it too! Best of luck to both of you!

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/26/2011 1:22AM

    Welcome back. Best wishes for success.

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