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I am fat (and I don't mean PHAT)

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Yep, I said it. And I'm not sorry.

In the past 18 months I cannot BELIEVE how I've let myself go. I keep telling myself "Oh, it's only about 10-15 lbs." ONLY 10-15 POUNDS?!?! Really? Since when is gaining back all the weight I worked hard to lose acceptable? ONLY?!

I put on a pair of pants today that a year ago I needed a belt to keep over my ass. This morning they were so tight that it's uncomfortable to wear them!

I went on vacation last week and had to buy new shorts in a bigger size because none of my shorts/capri pants fit me from last year.

Top it all off with the fact that I just stopped my birth control because I'd like to get pregnant in the next couple months. At this weight I'm going to be a ballooooooon!!!!

I'm so mad, so angry at myself. My eating habits haven't changed horribly (except for that day I ate 4 waffles for dinner...) but I haven't worked out in months. My treadmill has been in a corner since November, unused.

Where the hell is my water? I need a drink.

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JEFALLEN 5/5/2011 6:21AM

    Sometimes we need a good kick in the butt, you know the kind of day that seems to turn your life around. It sounds like, ... maybe, ... you just had yours. Embrace it, feed off of the passion that you felt that day, to carry you through.

We'll be rooting for you!

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DIANE7786 5/4/2011 6:57PM

    Don't call yourself names! Would you tell your best friend she's fat (not PHAT) or would you gently encourage her to eat properly and exercise? I'm convinced that when we think and say positive things about ourselves it's easier to enjoy eating healthy, exercising and looking our best in each clothing size as we ease toward our weight goal.

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CANDOK1260 5/4/2011 1:59PM

    I suggest you join a team with a challenge you find instreating hard to do it alone

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EATNBOOGERS 5/4/2011 1:58PM

    It's good to "be real", and it's even better to be determined!

From my own experience... it's good to be "in a good place" with eating and exercise before you get pregnant, because it will make the pregnancy sooooo much easier. You'll also feel soooo much better after the baby arrives.

Good luck! I'll be cheering you on!

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FATCAT2FITCAT 5/4/2011 1:14PM

    You know what you need to do! Have that water, dust off the treadmill and good luck with the weight loss (and conception).

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Day 3: Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse (Final Results!)

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ooooh Boy! Day 3 was killer! All I could think about was food and how much of it I was going to eat as soon as I was done with this stupid cleanse. I was a bit crabby at the limitations and really, I just wanted to nosh on something. ANYTHING.

I thought about food all day. I talked about food. I obsessed about food. I counted the minutes, I swear. I even thought about quitting. No really, I did! I mean, a 2-day cleanse is just as good as a 3-day, right? (No, but it sounded good at the time.)

I switched my lunch/dinner around because I had plans to have lunch with a friend at a local Cafe. I researched the menu and picked a fantastic choice - Asian Sesame Chicken Salad. Ho-lee cow... this thing was chock full of greens, sprouts, water chestnuts. So delish! And had an awesome asian vinaigrette dressing (on the side, and I only used 2 tablespoons (estimating) ). I had some grapes later when I felt like I needed a pick-me-up and remained diligent on the water.

The day looked like this:

Breakfast: Greenberry Shakeology with frozen strawberries and orange extract, water and ice. Cup of black english tea.
Snack: None - not hungry (plus had the fruit in my morning shake)
Lunch: Asian Sesame Chicken salad (no roll, thank you very much)
Snack: Red Seedless Grapes
Dinner**: Chocolate Shakeology with frozen strawberries. So, so goooooood!

Result: .9lbs lost this morning

GRAND TOTAL: 5.5 lbs gone!

** for the sake of accountability I will admit to have TWO homemade tortilla chips from Leif's Superbowl party and TWO Wheat Thins with my yummers dip that he brought home. He gave me dirty looks, but I didn't care. (And I put them in my food tracker!)

Would I do this crazy cleanse again? Hells to the yes. No, seriously... what a great experience! It was hard, but I needed to have a bit of discipline. And honestly, it wasn't THAT hard. I plan on doing it again in a couple months, and maybe every couple months... we'll see. What I DID learn is that I'm not really a fan of the Greenberry Shakeology. At all. And after I finish these packets, if I continue to use the product, I'll be buying chocolate only.

AND - what about this?! I'm done with the cleanse and I STILL made myself a shake this morning! POW! (I did make myself a killer cup of coffee, though...)

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MADDIE10281 2/8/2011 12:57PM

  Sounds like something worth trying, thanks for sharing

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Day 2: Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse

Monday, February 07, 2011

I'm not gonna lie... day 2 was a rough one.

I got up feeling great. Obviously, from my last blog, I was on top of the world! After my weigh-in I had my morning shake and settled in for the day. But, I was off. I wasn't active at all (by choice, it's Sunday, Superbowl and I was going to have the house to myself!) I woke up with a headache and went to bed with said headache at 10pm. Blerg. All in all, though, it was good.

The day looked like this:

Breakfast: (Around 9am) Cup of hot green tea. (Around 10am-ish) Greenberry Shakeology with 2/3c frozen strawberries and a tsp. of banana extract.
Snack: None. I think I forgot about eating.
Lunch: Chocolate Shakeology with a few icecubes and a tsp. of almond extract.
Snack: Cup of hot green tea (again, why did I not eat?!!)
Dinner: 6oz of salmon (yes, I cheated and had more of the allotted 4oz) and a HUGE salad with iceberg lettuce and fresh spinach. Cukes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots and 2 tbs. of basalmic vinaigrette. Oh, and I totally threw on 1/2 oz of unsalted sunflower seeds. I just NEEEEEEEEEEDED them!

Result: Down 1.5 lbs this morning!

I felt fabulous when I woke up this morning. Light, thinner, not at all bloated. It's nice.

I'm not sure why yesterday was so rough. I mean, I wasn't doing anything differently from Saturday, and I had the same temptations. (Hubby made my terrific cream cheese/sour cream/corned beef dip recipe and it smelled. so. good. My stomach was eating itself before I had my lunch shake. But really, after the house was empty and I was left to my own devices, it wasn't too bad.

I'm only drinking 32 oz of water though... I should be drinking 2-4 liters according to the cleanse rules.

So, today is the last day. I switched things up because I had lunch plans and ate my salad/protein for lunch. It was delicious, though the hour before heading to the restaurant I could only think of a huge cheeseburger and fries! But, I stuck with it... I'm determined to see this through! And oddly enough, I'm planning my next cleanse for a couple months from now! Twisted, I know!

We'll see what tomorrow brings!


Day 1: Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse

Sunday, February 06, 2011

My friend (BeachBody Coach April :-) ) thought it would be a great idea to invite me to her Shakeology 3-Day cleanse. She convinced me to give Shakeology a try a month earlier, and I did. To be honest, I didn't see lots of great results. My stomach rumbles a bit after drinking a shake (I choose them for breakfast), and I usually poop all day long (TMI, I know...) I didn't notice any great weight loss, and I didn't really notice any huge shift in my mood, energy, etc.

That being said, my auto-ship sent a second month worth of product...

So, this really couldn't have come at a better time. I've been in a slump. I haven't felt like working out (so I just haven't been), and I haven't been vigilant on what I choose to put in my mouth and my body. Just bad all the way around.

To say I was skeptical of this cleanse is putting it mildly. I mean, really... drinking this stuff 2-3 times a day?! With WATER ONLY?! Just kill me now. But, I did it.

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with water and black english tea
Snack: Apple
(at this point I feel stuffed. I have a birthday party to go to, and I know I can't eat a damn thing there.)
Late-Lunch: Greenberry Shakeology with water and almond extract
Dinner: Huge salad with iceberg lettuce and fresh spinach. Cukes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, 4 oz of grilled chicken w/lemon pepper and tbs. of basalmic viniagrette.

Result: down 3.1 lbs today!!

Normally when I see cleanses like this I think, "Oh, it's all water... as soon as they start eating again they will gain it all back." Maybe... maybe not. I know how I feel today, and that's pretty damn good! I feel lighter... less bloated... less FAT! It's a good feeling.

For more info on the 3-Day Shakeology Cleanse, clickety-click over here!

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APRIL_MARCH 2/6/2011 1:19PM

    Your honesty is wonderfully refreshing! I'm happy you are trying it with me. I wish we were neighbors still...that would make it even MORE perfect!javascript:void(0);

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Meal Planning

Sunday, January 09, 2011

I did it.

I made a meal plan last Monday. And I went grocery shopping. TWICE in the same day, actually. It almost killed me. But I did it.

I cooked almost every night (save the night I just ate a big ol' salad). Ate leftovers for lunch. Stocked the fridge full of fruits and veggies and other healthy alternatives to crazy snack cravings.

It worked!

It was nice knowing what I was going to cook every night. It was awesome knowing that I wouldn't have to scurry around to find a lunch option as I was running out the door. I constantly tracked my food, found myself more aware of what I was eating and better yet - more in control!

I also introduced Beachbody Shakeology into my diet. I have to say, I like it!

Life is good.

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APRIL_MARCH 1/9/2011 10:04PM

    Way to go Trisha!

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