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.
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...)
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!
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
(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.
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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 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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