Saturday, July 9, 2011

Getting Serious

I notice that when I don't keep up with this blog, I tend to gain weight. Last summer, I was in the 170s when I kept up with my blog. I slacked all school year and I'm 30+ pounds heavier and the heaviest I've ever been in my life. On the plus side, I don't look like I weigh 200 pounds, but that can also be a negative. I have embarked on a new plan. I'm doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, and today was day 1. She's a tough trainer and she'll have you sweating through this quick 20 minute workout. I felt ready to give up at some points during the workout, but I pressed on.
On a side note, I weighed myself last week and I was 205 pounds. That number scares me. I know I may have been bloated due to my cycle being here, so I plan on weighing myself this coming Tuesday. I still can't believe that I gained 30 pounds in a school year. I vow to never be in the 200s again in my life, and I will keep that promise because I don't like what I see when I look in the mirror.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Setbacks...not Failures

I weigh approximately 205 pounds as of yesterday. This is the heaviest I've ever been. This summer is the time for me to settle down and really lose the extra 80 or so pounds I'm carrying around on my frame. I'm pretty sure that's the reason my feet fall asleep so often. I'm going to try and update often and I'm hoping to weigh significantly less than I do now with a combination of healthy eating, calorie counting, and exercise. I'll be an even better version of me! So I see this not as a failure, just a MAJOR setback. Skinny jeans, I'll be seeing you soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


So today is Day 2 of Lent and I'm really craving something sweet. But of course, I gave up sweets for Lent. I think it's a good exercise for me to complete. I also gave up cussing, but that's another story. So I decided that since I was really leaning toward eating some of my stores of sugar on a certain shelf in my room, I would write a post instead so I could hold back the cravings. They are slowly going away as I write this, but I still really want some Girl Scout cookies or Hi Chew candy. But, if I can stay strong, I'll be really happy about keeping this resolution.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What I'm Planning on Eating...when I finally get hungry

So...I still have almost 600 calories to eat for the rest of the day.
5 Hershey's Special Dark Kisses - 100 calories
2 tbsp peanut butter - 170 calories
1/2 cup quick oats - 140 calories
3 oz salmon - 90 calories
If I can fit it, 1 packet of Scooby Doo Snacks - 90 calories
Total: 600 calories
That sounds like so much food. Ughhhh.

Edit: change those fruit snacks to a string cheese. 70 calories.
New total: 580 calories.

Still Counting

I grabbed lunch!
1 cup watermelon - about 50 calories
1 cup pineapple - 140 calories
1 cup honeydew - 61 calories
1 slice cheese pizza - about 250 calories
Lunch total: 401 calories

If I actually finish eating all of this, I'll have 569 calories left to eat for the day. Groan...I can't eat this much food!

Calorie Counting

So I totally decided that I'm going to attempt to eat at least 1500 calories for the day. That's how many calories I need to eat to weigh 120 pounds. I feel like this is going to be a challenge. So far, all I've eaten for the day is a Fuji apple, which is 130 calories according to Calorie Count. I'm going to eat a granola bar right now, which is 100 calories, and 7 cubes of colby jack cheese coming in at 110 calories. So far, my total for the day is going to be 340 calories. 1160 more calories to go!

Edit: Add a cup of skim milk to my total so far which is 130 calories. So I still have to eat 1030 more calories.
2nd Edit: 5 wheat Saltines - 60 calories. Finally under 1000!!! 970 more calories!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

First Diet Break Day...Sort Of

So today I actually deviated from my diet a little bit but not to the point of oblivion. I still ate small portions, but today I had some rotisserie chicken. A friend bought a whole rotisserie chicken and fed a bunch of us in the dorm. And it was good. I just now came back from Starbucks where I proceeded to indulge in a Venti Passion Iced Tea Lemonade. And it was good. And only 190 calories. I loved every sip of it, and that might just be my new drink! I feel good. I totally didn't go over the calorie count because I didn't eat today due to the fact that I was braiding a friend's hair(and getting paid for it) and I was rushing to finish it so I could go to the gym.

Speaking of the gym, I totally did weights today with a friend and I felt good. My arms and pectoral muscles are definitely going to be aching when I wake up tomorrow morning! I didn't really do too much leg work, just a little inner and outer thighs. And I crammed in some ab work. Then I proceeded to partake of my favorite pasttime, eating. Just kidding! I played some basketball for a little while. Oh, almost forgot this part! The scale read 172.6 pounds today!! I feel good...