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...

Review of Senna Tea

Ok, I'll edit this later and post a pic of the brand of Senna tea that I bought, but I'd honestly rather deal with magnesium citrate than this tea. I took it around 6:30 PM last night and I followed the instructions on the box to a T. It said that it would take between 6 to 12 hours to set in. It is almost 10 in the morning. It took almost 16 hours to set in. When I take something that says laxative on the box, I want it to work faster than that. Overall, I'd probably take this tea again, but I'd have to have something to do that would make me want to delay my bowel movements.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Sorry for not updating yesterday, but I totally crashed around 8 last night and it was a good sleep. Anyway, I know for a fact that I didn't even eat 1000 calories yesterday because I didn't eat much at lunch. I wasn't supposed to eat at lunch, but I did anyway. I did a quick weigh in wearing street clothes, but no shoes and the scale said 173.8. Not bad, but I gotta take that Senna tea soon. Maybe I'll even buy some magnesium citrate. That stuff is powerful, so don't plan on going anywhere for the entire day unless you have a Port-A-Potty with you at all times. Besides that, I think that was all that happened yesterday. Updates later!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's A Wonderful...

Finally!!! I finally took a crap today!!! I hate being constipated!!! I even went and bought some Senna laxative tea from my health food store today. I haven't taken any yet because it apparently takes 6 to 12 hours to take effect and I don't have that kind of time to sit back and wait for stuff to happen.

Moving on, I tried something new while I was at the health food store: Acai juice.
Ignore the clutter around the bottle. I tried it in the light version because it has less sugar. It actually tastes pretty great, but I wouldn't buy this on the regular because it costs just over 2 dollars for the 12 ounce bottle. Maybe this attributed to my bowel movement.

No weigh-in today due to the fact that I knew I was weighed down by some extra waste.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quick Weigh-In

I'm very excited about today's number: 174.2!!!! Yay!!!! I weighed myself after dinner today and I know I'm a little constipated, so I can't wait to get all that extra weight out of my system. I'm thinking of buying a laxative tea to help relieve myself because my fiber supplements aren't enough.

Edit...of another day

I was rereading an entry I wrote a couple days ago and I realized that it sounded a little anorexic-like. I said something like "I can eat under 1000 calories for the day". If anyone out there reads this, let me clarify this for you. I have to force myself to eat more because I never realized that if you were eating the right foods, how much you can eat of them and still not consume a large number of calories. So I do try to hit at least 1000 calories for the day, I am not trying to "starve myself skinny". That's what I say when my family goes on vacation and my dad only wants us to pay for 1 meal a day(lunch) because he thinks we don't need more food than that. I want to obtain my goal weight in a healthy manner.
Sidenote: I think Splenda made me sick. I have the illest headache today and I've never gotten a headache like this from lack of sleep or lack of food. I'm going to sleep early tonight and see how my head feels if I eat Splenda tomorrow.

Lunch Update

Today's lunch menu is brought to you courtesy of: La Sierra University cafeteria. As always. So I grabbed the usual fruit and a few vegetables, but I also grabbed a small bowl of spinach bow-tie pasta salad. Picture below:
I tasted it and it tastes ok, not greasy or anything, but I doubt that I'll finish eating all of it. I'll probably grab a can of salmon and mix some black pepper in and eat that. It tastes way better, in my opinion.

Yummy New Breakfast Food

So this morning, I attempted to make peanut butter balls with 1/2 cup of quick oats, 2 tbsp of organic peanut butter, 2 tsp of Splenda, and 1/8 tsp of cinnamon. That's what the closeup above is. Look under the jump to see it in my ready-to-go container.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Day - Shopping and Eating

So let me start by saying I'm really surprised at how well my diet is going. I can eat all sorts of things(in moderation, of course) and still be well under 1000 calories for the day. For example, I can eat 3 Hershey's special dark chocolate kisses for only 60 calories. If you suck them instead of biting them, they last for quite a while. Without further ado, here's a pic of my lunch:
So I actually ended up eating about half at lunch with a cup of reduced fat milk and the other half I had for dinner. At dinner I also had 5 wheat Saltines with 1 tbsp of organic peanut butter(I poured the oil off), 5 Hershey's special dark kisses, and 1 reduced fat string cheese. I'm also now finishing up the remains of a 90 calorie pack of fruit snacks. It's taken me at least 30 minutes to eat them now and I still have 2 left.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lunch at Souplantation

So I did keep healthy but I ate soooo much!!! And I had a lemonade with the pulp in it. It wasn't too sweet so I hope there weren't too many calories in it. And the piece de resistance, my salad:
No dressing, just cherry tomatoes, kidney beans, corn, lettuce, green peppers, cabbage and carrots. It was delicious! Here's what my less healthy best friend had:

Not so good since he smothered it in ranch dressing and croĆ»tons. And he also ate a baked potato chopped with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese along with some creamy clam chowder. Yikes! That's a lot of calories, but he's a guy and he plays basketball a lot so he'll be fine.

Eating Out

So my best friend hit me up after class today and asked me if I wanted to go and grab something to eat with him. This is my first team eating out since I have started this diet. Hopefully I get something really healthy and filling with a low calorie count.

Besides that, I discovered today how filling those almonds can be. I ate 8 almonds after class because I'm starving and the cafeteria wasn't open yet(which I won't be going to since I'm going out to eat) and within minutes my hunger pangs went away. I have to ask my mom to send me some more of those almonds! They're raw and that's honestly the way almonds and cashews taste best to me. They both taste kind of sweet, almonds tasting a little like coconut even.

Good Morning....Internet

I'm up bright and early today! I just came back from the gym and I was feeling a little light-headed this morning so I only got  to 21 minutes on the elliptical before I got off. It said that I burned 235 calories in those 21 minutes so I'm pretty content with that. I'm gonna get to my daily bowl of oatmeal now before I faint out of hunger!

Edit: Totally forgot to tell you that the scale said I weigh exactly 175 pounds without my shoes.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Yes, I'm updating twice in one day. Remember the early days when I used to update more than once a day? Me neither. Seems like so long ago. Anywho, I just came back from the gym. I weighed myself with my shoes on before workout and the scale said 178.something. I can't remember what it said. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical at resistance level 5 and I burned 558.5 calories. Woohoo!!! If I do this everyday, I can burn at least a pound of fat off every week just through working out, not even considering my diet. Then I played a little basketball for 30 minutes and came back to tell you everything I did. Oh, and I weighed myself after I got off the elliptical and I weighed 176.2 without my shoes. I think this is my actual weight now. And funny fact for the day: When I tell people I weigh almost 180 pounds, no one believes me. They're convinced the scale is broken and I can't weigh more than 150-160 pounds. Well I do, and that's that. I think having size 36G breasts can weigh down a person quite a bit.

Edit: I just found out that 36G breasts weigh about 5 pounds each. So let's subtract 10 pounds from my current weight to see what the rest of my body weighs and we get....... 166.2 pounds. Ok, so maybe that's why people can't believe how much I weigh. I can't wait until I weigh 166 or less. I'm gonna work my butt off(literally...ok maybe not. I have a pretty nice normal butt.) to get there. Hope all my weight loss dreams come true!!!

New Diet, New Me

Hey guys!
I'm back for real this time!!! So I've started on a new and improved healthy diet. I'm eating lots of fruits and vegetables, I'm getting protein and a few carbs. A typical day goes something like this:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

OMG!!! Slacker!!

Sooo...I am such a slacker!!! I haven't posted in almost 2 months! I have been slacking both on here and on my workout. I'm gonna get back into working out and eating healthy. I was totally gonna give up sugar again, but since it's summer and I eat popsicles to eat cool, I'd have to switch to water popsicles, essentially ice. But I know I gained a couple of pounds back, so I'm going to eat healthy and workout again while working on growing out my hair in my Hide Your Hair Challenge. I will try to keep up with my food journal on here and tell you all about my weight loss and any setbacks that occur. Love you all!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 - Lunch

Soooo....I'm back on sugar!!!!! I totally forgot to take pics of my lunch, so I'm uploading generic pics instead.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I'm back!!!

Hey guys!!! I've been missing in action lately, but I'm back now!!! I'll be returning to my daily workouts, with the addition of weights, which I've been keeping up with because of my weight training class. So Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays are weight days, mainly because I have weight training class scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are strictly cardio days. I've missed the gym so much while I was sick. And I promise to keep up with the food journal. See you soon!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010 - Remorse

Hey guys,

I don't know if you've been following my blog, but you might notice that I haven't updated in almost a week. Sorry! First, I was busy and then I got sick. I still am sick, but I'm feeling better. Except for the part where I have no voice. I literally whisper everything I say. Sucks, but such is life. I just managed to write this entry since I'm sitting in class being bored to death. Oh, the joys of philosophy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 13, 2010 - Dinner

Ok, I'm getting lazy but I have to keep up with this.

7 large broccoli florets
2 multigrain rolls with spread
2 pears

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010 - Breakfast & Routine

Ok, so I got back to my wonderful schedule of working out in the mornings, but due to my ankle and toe bothering me last night, I've decided to sit out the treadmill for a while. Here's this morning's routine:

Weekly Weigh-in: # 2

Week 1: 183.8 lb.
Week 2: 178.4 lb
Total Weight Loss to Date: 5.4 lb

Yay!!!! I'm counting last week as the first week, although overall I've lost almost 20 pounds!!! That is freaking amazing!!! I can't wait until the scale tells me I'm under 170 lb. By the way, I weigh myself with my sneakers on, so I do actually weigh less than what I'm telling you, I'm just too lazy to take off my shoes. Hope anyone else out there working hard is seeing results!
Love Always,

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010 - Snacks & Dinner

So I totally forgot to take my camera with me to dinner, so I apologize for the quality of my pictures since they were taken from my phone.

April 12, 2010 - Breakfast

Since I have to finish up some homework this morning, the weigh-in will be postponed to tomorrow morning. I'm excited to see how much weight I've lost since last week. I've been pretty good at keeping away from sugar, but I have been craving a milkshake from Carl's Jr. And since I really don't think I'm going to make it to breakfast, here's what I've eaten so far:

April 11, 2010 - Snacks, Lunch, & Dinner

Yesterday was a long day! I was up at 7 and I didn't go to sleep until after 10. So Festival of Nations came and it was fun, even though I didn't really get to experience a lot of things since I was dancing and then I couldn't eat half of the food since I've given up sugary foods. So here is what I ate yesterday:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 10, 2010 - Snacks & Dinner

So, today is my 5th day of not eating sweets. It's getting better!!! I almost forgot today for a while. Not eating sugar has increased my sense of taste. It's amazing.

April 9, 2010 - Dinner & Snack

1 bag of Salsitas (shared)

15 strawberries
2 Big Franks (veggie hot dogs)
1 plate of salad
plate of cooked mixed vegetables ( cauliflower, broccoli, carrot...)
3 whole grain rolls with spread

April 9, 2010 - Routine & Breakfast

Ok, since I have to actually write this out, I'll be short, sweet, and to the point.

30 minutes treadmill
30 minutes stairmaster (I used a different one this time)
30 minutes treadmill (I wasn't really feeling the bike)

1/2 grapefruit
25 chunks of pineapple
2 slices of dark sweet wheat toast
1 cup of cranberry apple tea

April 8, 2010 - Dinner & Snack

So it's a really busy weekend with Festival of Nations coming up this Sunday. I've had practice every day for the past 2 weeks and I can't wait until we perform! If you're in the Riverside area, come by La Sierra University and experience a ton of culture on Sunday, April 11. So here are the pictures of what I ate:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April 8, 2010 - Mid-Afternoon Snack

Oh, and look at the duck I saw sitting by our fountain on my way back from class:

April 8, 2010 - Routine & Breakfast

So I decided to start doing something new. Instead of telling you what I'm eating, I'll take pictures of my food! As usual this morning, I did my 90 minutes of cardio.

April 7, 2010 - Breakfast & Dinner

Sorry I didn't get around to posting yesterday, but it was a busy day. I didn't workout yesterday since I woke up late and then I had to get to class and practice, but I'm ok with that. Doing 90 minutes of cardio lets me be ok with that.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010 - Dinner & Snacks

20 carrot sticks
15 chunks of pineapple
2 slices of whole grain pizza without cheese
1 cup of hot lemon tea w/out sugar

Salsitas and carrots

April 6, 2010 - Routine & Breakfast

Good morning again!! Here's what you've been waiting for:

April 6, 2010 - Pre-Breakfast

Good morning!!! I'm up and ready to workout this morning even though I'm plenty sore from workout Sunday and dance practice. Since I have a performance this Sunday, I'll have to make this a strictly cardio week. I'm way too sore already. I've already eaten my one(1) granola bar for the morning, so as soon as I get dressed, I'll be off to the gym.
Happy workouts,

April 5, 2010 - Dinner & Snacks

Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday but I had 2 snacks and dinner yesterday.

Snack 1
1 Bag of Salsitas chips, small

Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekly Weigh-in: # 1

Yay! Yay! Yay!!!
Just had to let you guys know that I weighed myself this morning, and despite the fact that I hadn't taken a crap yet, and I had already drunk quite a bit of water, I weighed in at 183.8 pounds!!! For those of you who aren't having regular bowel movements, that could be throwing your weight off quite a bit! Eat your fiber!!
Love Always,

April 5, 2010 - Routine & Breakfast

Ok, this has got to be quick since I have class in 45 minutes and I haven't showered yet. I managed to fit in a full 90 minutes of cardio this morning. Yay!

April 5, 2010 - Pre-Breakfast

So I'm getting ready to go to the gym at 6 am and I'm eating one granola bar from a Nature Valley package. Yum!! And it provides me with protein and fiber too!!! Exercises will be posted later, but today will be solely cardio.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Start

I've been working out faithfully for about 10 weeks now, but I haven't really been moderating my diet. That's why I created this blog! I want to tell you about what I'm doing and what's working for me. So I'll be updating hopefully 3 times a day, and letting you know exactly what exercises I'm doing and what I'm eating. I'll also have a weekly weigh-in to tell you what I weigh and how it differed from the week before. Weigh-ins will be on Mondays and I will only be weighing myself once a week.