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BLC22: Pink Vikings - Weapons of Mass Reduction START

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Tomorrow the ship sets sail! I am so honored to be co-captain once again...leading my team, the Weapons of Mass Reduction, onto victory! lol

I've allowed my weight to fluctuate. I say allowed because i know good and well the crap i place into my mouth. AND i know what i should be eating and drinking. So it's time to...


After my last half marathon my fitness has been spotty at best. I took out my notebook and planned each day of June. I will do the same for July and August and so on...


My June goals are to:
-walk/jog at least 80 miles
- ST 4x a week
- Cardio 4x a week
- workout video (Bob Harper) 3x a week
- Stay within calorie range
- Drink my water...


Starting pictures...

All nice and pretty before the Bob Harper DVD...6/3/13

After the DVD...6/3/13

I hate this picture...see that BIG stomach roll? I will get rid of it!!!! Picture taken on May 28th

Taken 5/25/13...

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JAMIELOGICAL 6/5/2013 8:50AM

    You will do fantastic!

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DEBADEAU 6/4/2013 6:44PM

    Good luck!

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KROLES55 6/4/2013 5:00PM

    You are going to do great! I love your energy!

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YO~YOLANDA 6/4/2013 4:38PM

    You bet we're gonna do great! When we are aware and focused resuts will follow. On to 22 Sister!

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AEGISHOT 6/4/2013 4:30PM

    You are the best.

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MICYWALTON 6/4/2013 4:24PM

    Good luck this next round, Vicky. I know you'll do great!! emoticon

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Nutrition...Running...5k Goal...and New LBD for the Wedding!

Monday, May 20, 2013

As many of you know i purchased a dress for a friends wedding that is in September. I bought the dress in a size 18 thinking that i would have to lose about 30lbs to get into it. fit. Not as nicely as i'd like, but it still fit. What that did to me was allow myself to slack a bit knowing i didn't have to work as hard at losing the weight and/or toning up.

So i decided i needed the challenge. I went out and bought a NEW a size 16! WOW!!!! Now it's time to work!

Original dress...

Me in the dress at a size 18...

New dress that i bought in a size 16...

It's time to get to work!


In my last blog i wrote out how i was going to start up the weight loss again. I listed my fitness and other plans. But a few people pointed out that i only had one sentence in regards to my nutrition. So i had to sit back and think about it for a bit. So here goes my nutrition plan...

Calorie intake 1300-1750cals

Breakfasts will mainly consist of:
- 1 scrambled egg on a sandwich thin with a slice of pepperjack cheese
- Greek yogurt

Morning snacks will mainly consist of:
- a fruit of some sort

Lunch will mainly consist of:
- chicken breast (with various marinades)
- couscous or brown rice
- veggie

Afternoon snack will consist mainly of:
- veggie with ranch
- fruit
- chips (I need something crunchy in the afternoons)

Dinner will consist mainly of:
- chicken breast (with various marinades)
- Skirt steak
- boneless pork chop
- couscous or brown rice
- veggie
- a salad with veggies and grilled chicken breast

This was my staple before. When/if i get bored i switch it up to ham and cheese sandwiches on sandwich thins for lunch or Jennie-o turkey burgers for dinner.

I need to start cutting out the soda again. I've started drinking the Zero Half & Half Tea's (arnold palmers). It's zero calories...but i guess i need to look at the sugar content of it as well.


This past Saturday i started using the Couch 2 10k app on my phone. It's amazing how much i can actually run and not get tired! Week 1, Day 1 is just 30 minutes. BUT we did it 3 times and then still walked a bit after the 3rd round to complete our cardio. BURNED a ton of calories! Tomorrow i'll do day 2 and keep going from there.

Since tomorrow starts my training for the 3-Day, 60 Mile walk in November, my next scheduled 5k isn't until December. It'll be the Dallas Jungle Bell Run. I want to run it this'll be the 1st full run ever. My goal is to complete it in under 35mins. As a walk i can do it in 46mins.

Lot's of goals!

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JESSYVIRGINY 6/1/2013 7:16AM

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    Both dresses are beautiful. I think the first one is more sexy and the second one is adorable. You do have great taste. I'm glad you sat back and made a plan for your nutrition. You'll fit in the size 16 in no time!

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SURF@723 5/23/2013 8:07AM

    I like both dresses....but maybe the size 16 just a little better, just love that kind of style. YOU are AMAZING with your plan....aggressive but very doable since it's being done by a very determined person. You are very inspirational .....I can't wait to see you at goal!

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TRUNKJUNK 5/21/2013 12:10PM

    Miss Vicky I like the both dresses but I like the first one best. I agree with Karen that the first dress is more dressy for a wedding. I think you should send the first dress back and reorder it in a size 16. You will want to look stunning for the wedding so that you'll catch the eye of the single guy that will become your future boyfriend. I'mjusssayin

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MAPLECANDY3 5/21/2013 10:28AM

    I love BOTH dresses, youve got good taste! Enjoy the wedding :)

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FITMARY 5/21/2013 7:55AM

    But are you keeping both dresses cuz the first one looks great too!

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POETLKNG2LOSE 5/20/2013 8:52PM

    I like the size 16 dress and think you will look great for your wedding. Good for you not giving up but thinking things over and restarting. Keep it up. emoticon emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 5/20/2013 5:19PM

    The artificial sweeteners can cause the body to overproduce insulin and store more fat so the zero calorie label is misleading. Good for you for having a plan to get back on top! emoticon

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PORTIAWILLIS 5/20/2013 5:13PM

    Just not giving up is a win. I usually just quit if i lose momentum. That is before Spark people. Now i am learning a new way. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/20/2013 5:09PM

    i like the dress but preferr the fist little black dress,it looks more special occasion.i am sure you are going to look a knock out in both of them your 5k running goal and know you will do always do what you put your mind on to do.take care and keep smiling emoticon

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SUGAR0814 5/20/2013 5:06PM

    I like the size 16 dress! emoticon stay on track!!

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JAMIELOGICAL 5/20/2013 4:53PM

    I still think you are on the right track. You are setting goals and making plans. You know you CAN do it, now you just have to buckle down and play it out.

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THOMS1 5/20/2013 4:39PM

    You look great in both dresses. I wish you success. emoticon

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Friday, May 17, 2013

5 pounds! That's all i've lost this year is 5 measly pounds! I know for some that number is great, but i weighted 272 odd pounds on January 1st and today i weight 267.3lbs...REALLY?!

Because i stuff junk into my mouth.

Am I working out?
Yes! I walk/jog almost every day. I strength train almost every day.

What's wrong with this picture?
No amount of working out will EVER justify eating over/beyond my calories. Bad eating habits = no weight loss.

So what am i going to do?
I've taken a step back. I've evaluated what i've been doing? I gathered the information that i used when i was losing weight. ANd i wrote out a battle plan.

What's my plan?
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday = Cardio days (I'm training for the 3-Day walk and those are the training days).

Monday, Wednesday, Friday = yoga

Monday - Sunday = strength training, no two groups back to back

Nutrition = 1300-1750 calorie per day

What's my May goal?
To make it out of the 260's!

What do i miss?
SWEATING! Sweat means i am working hard to change my body...

What's my End of Summer Goal?
I have a wedding to attend on September 21st and i want to look stunning in my dress.

What's the dress?

What does it look like on me now?

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MICYWALTON 5/21/2013 10:17AM

    You can totally do this!! You're going to look great in that dress!! emoticon

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LEMONLYMAN1 5/21/2013 8:35AM

    Love the dress! So cute. You can do this you will look stunning!!! emoticon

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JAMIELOGICAL 5/18/2013 6:41PM

    Having a plan makes all the difference. You can do this!

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NANCYPAT1 5/18/2013 10:22AM

    Your exercise plan is TRULY lovely, but as someone else mentioned, only ONE line on the whole nutrition bit. You DO know that exercise is about 20% of weight loss and eating is about 80%. The calorie numbers are probably fine, but it is not only about how much you eat but what you eat. Try to make some goals for how you are going to improve your eating so your dress will look super. It is a LOVELY dress. The idea of going from whole milk to 2%, to 1% and finally to skim is applicable to more than milk. What are your weaknesses? Candy? Try using MINI candy bars. Doughnuts? Switching from several to one less each time you have them. Chips? Try tortilla chips instead of regular chips - higher fiber (there is SOME in most of the tortilla chips) lower sodium, and more chips in a serving that has LESS calories. Pizza? Try cutting back, changing toppings, and making your own, maybe even on a whole grain crust. Focus on your food for a while a little more because you are absolutely ROCKING the exercise piece.

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MIRAGE727 5/17/2013 8:19PM

    I looked over your plan and it's fine....the training part. You have one line dedicated to your nutrition!
Define it!. Start eliminating foods. For instance, I love milk. I drink 2%, went to 1% then skim. After a bit of research, I found 1% was better for me. That's my milk of choice. Diet soda! I used to throw down Diet Dr Pepper like it was water! I started drinking more water (flavored and pure H20) and stopped soda of any kind.

Slowly these changed became habit. Combined with my training, I started to see change. I'm going to do a blog on one without the other. I can tell you my bottom line is if you only do's a waste of time!

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SUGAR0814 5/17/2013 4:37PM

    You got this! You're already working out so get your eating in control & BOOM! Weight loss will happen! emoticon

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JESSAAMI 5/17/2013 3:46PM

    emoticon Nice dress! You will look great for the wedding. Just curious, what is your 60 mile walk training plan like? Is there a specific plan you're following?

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/17/2013 3:12PM

    guess you have to decide what is more important at this time looseing lbs or loosing inches to get into the dress?a friend of mine did p90x and though she actually put on 4lbs in weight she lost over 20 inches intotal from,hip waist,bust and arms.maybe something to are going to look great in that dress when you loose a few can do this love emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWLEAF16 5/17/2013 3:00PM

    Beautiful dress! And awesome plan - you SO have this!
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ABUFFKIN 5/17/2013 2:35PM

    That dress is truly amazing and I just know that it will look awesome on when you wear it for the wedding in September.

The most important part is realizing what you could be doing better and making the necessary changes to move forward.

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TRUNKJUNK 5/17/2013 2:19PM

    Vicky I have faith in you, I'm sure you can do it and you're going to look stunning in that dress.

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JENSTRESS 5/17/2013 2:03PM

    First, dress is beautiful!

You CAN do this. If you eat in your range and fuel your body with the good stuff, you WILL make it!!!

Trust me, if I can do it, you can do it!!!

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KRZYKAT3 5/17/2013 1:55PM

    congrats on a good plan! you can wokr this girl and make it happen. Love the sweat, love the dress!

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RONNIEHUEY 5/17/2013 1:45PM

    emoticon One day at a time

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GYPSYROVER 5/17/2013 1:42PM

    emoticon Cheering you on! You sound very determined AND prepared - all your ducks in a row (so to speak)! You will be awesome in your dress before too long! emoticon

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My 2nd Half Marathon at 262lbs!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My first half marathon was the Dallas Rock 'n Roll on March 23, 2013. I finished at 3:43:43.

My second half marathon was on Cinco de Mayo...May 5, 2013. It was the Heels and Hills. My finish time? 3:41:49. I shaved off 2 minutes 1.5 months. Here's why i'm proud of that time:

1) The Heels and Hills were so much HILLIER then the Rock 'n Roll.
2) The last 0.25 miles of the half was ALL uphill.
3) I hyperventilated after i crossed the finish line.
4) It was HOT!
5) We did not have the route designated just for the half. So we had to share with other runners/walkers/cyclists.
6) I just didn't want to do it. After the first half i had enough...for now!

Here's some pictures from the day...

We were able to have our own motto/saying on our bibs if we registered early...

The day started out at 43 degrees but by the end it was almost 70 degrees!

Men in Skirts = pace makers

My partner in crime for these halves...

The 4 ladies that trained together for 4 these girls!

My weight loss and eating habits have much room for improvement. On May 5th i weights 262.8lbs.Today i sit at 268.1lbs. After my last half i've taken a break from cardio. I needed to rest my legs before i begin training for the 3-Day. BUT i should have started walking again last week...did i? Not really.

Tonight my goal is to sit down and devise a plan. BOTH a fitness plan and an eating plan. My goal is to weigh under 200lbs by year end. Almost half the year has gone by and i have nothing to show for it...weight loss wise anyways.

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MAMACAPPI 5/26/2013 2:11AM

    So cool that you've run not one but TWO half marathons!!!

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MICHIGANLORI 5/17/2013 4:54PM

    You rock sister!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITMARY 5/17/2013 11:45AM

    I LOVE the slogan "Dead last trumps did not start." So, so true!!
Congrats on your second half marathon!!!

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VICKLET31 5/17/2013 9:51AM

    Great job girl! Keep at it - you will get there!

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JAMIELOGICAL 5/16/2013 3:54PM

    It is so cool you got to have your own motto printed on your bib. Would be neat to see what other people did. You may not have lost much weight in the past 6 months, but you've completed two half marathons! Did you ever think you would do something like that? You are living a fuller and more active life!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 5/16/2013 3:18PM

    I am training for my first HM in October, which really scares the heck out of me. Thank you for being my inspiration!


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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/16/2013 2:55PM

    as usual vickie you are awesome and an inspiration as well as supporting the pink vikings in your ya girl.keep up the good work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEBOP4ME 5/16/2013 2:01PM

    How wonderful! Loved the saying on your bib, so true!

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MIRAGE727 5/16/2013 1:53PM

    Good job, Vicky! Trust me when I say it only gets better. Stay focused on the run when you are going for good fuel. Think of your body as a machine. Train well and you will run well. You're on your way, Girl! Keep rockin'!

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ABUFFKIN 5/16/2013 1:51PM

    Awesome pics, looks like it was alot of fun!!! I can't wait until I can run a 5K.

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Challenge Accepted! The Prize? To fit into this dress...

Monday, April 15, 2013

So last April i had to purchase a bridesmaid dress for a wedding i was in for a close friend. I bought the dress 2 sizes smaller and i was determined to fit into the dress by the wedding date of August. AND i did and i looked great!

So this September i have a wedding to go to for another set of friends. I'm not in the wedding, but i am going and i want to look great!

So i'm posting the picture here...i currently wear a size 22 comfortable and a size 20 if i really tried. So i'm buying this dress in a size 18! The wedding in towards the end of September, so i have just over 5 months to fit into this dress.

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LBART85 4/16/2013 9:21AM

    Love the dress. You can do it!!!

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JACOSAURUS 4/16/2013 1:53AM

    You can do it!

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NEWKATHYNOW 4/15/2013 11:34PM

    emoticon dress! That should be plenty of motivation!!!!

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BARHAAS 4/15/2013 3:57PM

    Woo hoo! You go girl! You can do it!!! emoticon

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NEWFREEDOM4ME 4/15/2013 3:54PM

    That is a cute dress. You can do it!

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SANDY1969 4/15/2013 3:37PM

    I have always loved that dress, good luck, you can do it! emoticon

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KROLES55 4/15/2013 2:26PM

    Very sexy. I know that you will succeed in meeting & succeeding your goals!

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KROLES55 4/15/2013 2:26PM

    Very sexy. I know that you will succeed in meeting & succeeding your goals!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/15/2013 1:42PM

    wow,very sexy being me have you decided which shoes and handbag yet?will you wear a jacet or stole if cool?i want to see photos of you in i know you are going to look great emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSB8604 4/15/2013 12:40PM

    Gorgeous dress! I wish you the very best!

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RYKA78 4/15/2013 12:32PM

    You'll be rocking that dress in no time.

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MICYWALTON 4/15/2013 11:57AM

    Oooooh!! Me likey the dress! You can totally do this, girl! Good luck!

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NEWLEAF16 4/15/2013 11:40AM

    Super cute dress and great idea! You've got this emoticon

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ZOEANAEL 4/15/2013 11:11AM

    Great dress and awesome idea for a challenge! Don't forget to take pictures of you in he dress at the wedding, we want to see that! :)

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TRUNKJUNK 4/15/2013 11:03AM

    Vicky that dress is emoticon . Take lots of pics of it and post it all over for added inspiration. I'm certain when you leave the wedding reception some lucky man will have asked for your phone number. It'll be the start of something new and beautiful.

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ABUFFKIN 4/15/2013 10:57AM

    Love this dress!!! I am quite positive that you will fit in that dress just perfectly when the time comes!!

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JESSAAMI 4/15/2013 10:28AM

    Cute dress! YOU CAN DO IT!

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/15/2013 10:28AM

    emoticon Hang the dress where you can see it every day. That might help motivate you too :)

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