Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Week 3

Okay, so this week went a little better. Things are still a little stressful but hopefully my "girls-weekend"
 vacation next week will help with that! Nothing says no stress like the beach and my friends! I feel like this week is going to be a very long one, just like last. Let's get into my goals I set last week.

Jog as much of 3 miles I can 3 times during the week - didn't do at all
Limit soda - I only had one Coke Zero this whole week - all water baby!
Limit sugar - I've definitely limited my sugar but could do better - LOVE sugar free chocolate pudding though :)
Portion control - I did pretty good with this, this week. I was very proud.
Stay away from fast food besides subway - I only ate out at subway this week. YAY!
Lose 3 pounds - I've lost about 4 pounds this week.
Attend 4 group classes at the gym during the week - I did a training and conditioning class, a step class and an ab class - so 3/4 is not bad but I did walk 3 times at the park 1.5 miles each time this week.

So ,
Positive - I've lost weight!!!!!
Negative - I have a stress fracture in my foot so I've got to limit my exercising. blah.

New goals:
Continuing to portion control
Limit soda
Attend 4 group classes at the gym
NO fast food besides subway'
Lose 3-4 pounds
Find some cute cloths for the beach next Thursday :)

Hope everyone has a good week and everyone's weight loss is going well. <3

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Week Two

This week I really thought I would do well, however, that was not the case. This week was rougher than my first week and all I keep thinking is when will things get easier. I know I am doing it to myself though which is even more frustrating. I think I made every excuse on the planet to why I didn't eat right and work out. There is so much stress in my life that I definitely need to eliminate ASAP. As for my goals, lets take a look at them:

Jog as much of 3 miles I can 4 times during the week - didn't do this at all
·         Lose 2 pounds - gained two pounds
·         Limit myself to 0-2 Coke Zeros for the whole week - not only did I drink coke zero but every other soda/drink.
·         Limit my eating out and when I do chose healthy options - act very poorly
·         Eliminate stress! - obviously didn't do this yet...
My motivation hasn't changed much and I am starting to feel pretty bad all over again but I refuse to give up. I NEED to change and I need to make myself better. The only person who is going to do this for me is myself. Two terrible weeks down which means it's time to go up and for my weeks to get better :) My updated/new goals for the week:

Jog as much of 3 miles I can 3 times during the week
Limit soda
Limit sugar
Portion control
Stay away from fast food besides subway
Lose 3 pounds
Attend 4 group classes at the gym during the week

Time to get this started!! Whose with me?! <3

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Week 1 - Rough One!

WOW, this week was ROUGH! – to say the least. I knew getting back into the swing of things would be difficult but I didn’t realize really HOW hard it would be. I completely started off good – the first day – then went back to my old habits of eating fast food and bad foods and not working out. I think I worked out three times in the last week. I know that change cannot happen overnight but I definitely wish it could. I didn’t lose a single pound this week but I also didn’t gain which is a positive – I guess :(. I honestly thought after my big break it would be easier to get back into things but I learned it is very hard with temptation all around me with food. Majority of the people in my life are not overweight and never have been so they do not really fully understand what I am going through. Stress also has a lot to do with it since I live in a smaller town and am looking for employment to pay for school in the fall and nothing seems to come my way. It is always easier with motivators around me but without them it is going to be a lot harder. I LOVE my followers for supporting me and I hope I can be of some support back! 

Who watched the Biggest Loser finale last night?!?! I was so amazed at how good the girls looked and not to mention jealous!! Like OMG! I wish I could copy the finale from my DVR to my phone and watch it every time I am at the gym – of course when I can get my butt to the gym! 

What I learned this week:
·         This is not going to be easy!
·         Fast food is evil and makes me feel like issh.
·         I like taking classes at the gym more than working out on the treadmill
·         I HATE the treadmill
·         I love subway…
·         I need to focus more
·         I need to set serious goals

Goals for the upcoming week 5/26-5/2
·         Jog as much of 3 miles I can 4 times during the week
·         Lose 2 pounds
·         Limit myself to 0-2 Coke Zeros for the whole week
·         Limit my eating out and when I do chose healthy options
·         Eliminate stress!

Wish me luck! I am heading out of town to Baltimore on Friday-Tuesday for Memorial Day to spend with my family so I know there will be lots of eating out but they also exercise so it will hopefully be a good few days. Good luck to everyone else this week and on their journeys. KEEP ME POSTED. <3

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weight Loss New Beginnings

Okay, so I am your average college student - still living at home with my mom, still trying to find a job, in a relationship, blah blah blah. However, I am writing this blog to allow you into a deeper level of my life, which a major part includes my weight-loss journey. A lot of people have problems losing weight and feel like if they have more support then it would be easier. I am in the same boat and would like to share my journey with others.

I first became inspired to do a blog on my life and journey after reading Sara Rue's blog with Jenny Craig - which is ironic because kids use to tease me in middle school and high school about my weight and told me I should call 1-800-JennyCraig - cruel!

I feel like it was helpful for her to be able to blog about it and have a support group, which is what I am aiming for as well.

Okay - well if you are reading this, chances are you need some inspiration and help on losing weight, as do I. We can all do it together! :)

After all this random rambling, let me get down to it.

Weight loss is not easy, as everyone knows, but I am a full believer it can be obtained on your own without surgery or expensive diets because face it now-a-days who has money for that? Also, programs like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers WILL help you but only if you follow their program, which you can also do on your own without paying membership fees. (Not knocking their programs because I believe they can work but you have to remember it is also a mental game as well)

IT IS NOT EASY! A lot of people, including myself, get very frustrated with the weight not coming off as fast, especially when you see celebrities do it and you have inspirational shows like The Biggest Loser on TV. They are dropping weight like it's no ones business but if you pay attention or follow any of them, majority of them gain some weight back after they leave. It's all a journey and to be honest, if you expect fast results then you are setting yourself up for failure.

Honesty - my friends always peg me as the "honest one" because I am never afraid to speak the truth while all this time I was lying to myself about my weight. My weight became a problem around 7th grade and just (obviously) got worse over the years. Since I begin gaining weight (8 years ago) everything just began to spiral downwards and the weight kept coming on. I hit an all-time weight-high in December of last year and decided I've had enough. It was time to make a change, time for a new beginning. So in the last week of December I decided enough was enough and began my weight-loss journey.

Since I am by no means small, I knew it would take a while to get the weight off. I had about 80 pounds to lose. I started out by cutting all fast food out of my diet and all soda. I worked out 5 days a week and cut my portions. Sounds easier then it was. At first I thought I couldn't do it but over the next 12 weeks I noticed that my stomach MUST have been shrinking and I had lost 25 pounds! I was so excited and was getting ready to go to Ocean City, MD with my family for the weekend. This is when the trouble began. All we did was eat out and because I hadn't been preparing for this really (even though I knew the trip was coming) I splurged on almost everything I could get my hands on - of course not my families fault because I am an adult and make my own food choices!. That weekend, which included no working out, was just the start of another downward spiral. I gained 6 pounds on the trip and completely gave up all hope on losing weight again and was frustrated. I think this happens to a lot of people and they begin to make excuses why they cannot continue or why it isn't working.

That was 8 weeks ago. Tonight, I just finished reading all - yes every single one - of Sara Rue's blog ( , watching the videos of her before and now and not to mention re-watching the last episode of The Biggest Loser (while bawling my eyes out because I feel how they felt when they were overweight). All of these put together, I've decided I am taking a stand and going to re-activate my weight loss journey and I would like for you all to be a part of it. Like Sara, I am going to blog about my weight loss, gym time, food time and overall week, each week, and would love your support and comments. I am here for you to help you through your struggles and will be there for every single one of you. Together we can make this journey on shedding the weight for life.