<---This was on the back of my frozen Weight Watchers meal today. I wish I would have read this sooner! Lol!
I still have yet to workout. I am debating on walking to and back from my Moms or going in the basement for 30 minutes.
I don’t have a whole lot to say. My friend couldn’t do our walk and I can’t tomorrow so the next time we are walking is Wednesday.
Todays post is going to be a real short one!
Picture below of my dinner; Fish (Pollock) and a steak tip portabella w/broccoli lean cuisine.
Fish (Pollock): 90 calories –
Lean Cuisine: 160 calories – I know right?!!! It’s one of the new culinary ones.
The fish was really good! I was surprised. I lightly seasoned it with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, dill weed, parsley, chives w/fresh squeezed lemon juice. They were in pre-packed packages in bin at the store for 99 cents frozen. I thought what the heck and got one. I should have gotten more! Now I bet if I go back they will be all gone ha-ha!
Ahhhh my 20th entry! I can’t believe I have kept up with this! I can never even keep a diary going for this long. Did you guys notice each entry is the same number as the date? I thought that was neat when I noticed it the other day.
I just got done working out not too long ago. I skipped breakfast again and had a weight watchers meal for lunch then Michael got us Subway for dinner. I treated myself to a black forest ham on flatbread. I like the Subway website because you can put your sub together on there and it tells you how many calories it is. This was my first time getting meat on my sub since I started dieting. Before I just had a veggie sub but both the veggie sub and black forest ham are the Subway guys Jared’s favorites lol.. Both are low in calorie and fat. I know the ham isn’t good because it’s probably processed but I’m not going to beat myself up over something like that at this point.
I have been getting a lot of “how did you do it?” questions about loosing 15 pounds in 2 weeks and the answer is simple really. We all know what we have to do to loose weight. It’s not rocket science. There is no magic pill and there is no method money can buy that will loose the weight for you without exercise unless you get a surgery of some kind. If you look at any weight loss pill I guarantee in the instructions it will say “with exercise” and the results you see you will think it’s the pills working but in all reality it’s not. It’s the exercise with the pills that you are probably seeing the results from. Granted some pills give you herbal nutrients and such but nothing you probably couldn’t buy cheaper at a drug store. Don’t get me wrong I’ve bought into stuff like that and I’m not dishing weight watchers or anything like that. I understand some people need the support of a group to get going. I feel everyone is different and everyone will loose weight in different ways. You just have to find the way that’s best for you and your lifestyle. What it comes down to is will power, strength, confidence, determination and to be free to dream & to never give up until you reach your goal weight. You will have you down days; you just have to learn how to deal with them. I am still a far ways away from where I want to be but I think I’ve gotten off to a good start. Loosing weight is like a mind over matter battle with yourself. You just have to keep telling yourself one thing and making yourself stick to it. Eating lean and green and keeping up an exercise routine is crucial. It’s not like it’s even that bad. I only work out ONE half hour a day! That’s all it takes; don’t over do it. Only do what you feel comfortable with. Anything is better than the way you have been living even it you just start of small and cutting out one thing; your one step closer than you were yesterday. I am so glad I started this a few weeks ago. I can only imagine my old self sitting here beating me up for not having started at all. I am going to keep on going and 5 months from now I don’t want to be sorry!
This helps motivate me so much! I am shocked at the ammount of support!
I got up this morning and had my green tea w/fresh squeezed lemon juice. I got mad because I went to have my last banana and when I started peeling it was all nasty on the inside so I ended up skipping breakfast. Later on around 2pm I had a weight watchers meal with water and then for dinner I had steamed cauliflower and a grilled boneless skinless chicken breast on toasted multigrain bread with a lettuce leaf and a serving of bbq sauce on it. So good.
After I worked out today I thought what the heck and I stepped on the scale just for fun. I geared myself up for a number I didn’t want to see and with shoes on and all I weighed in at 323! That means I have officially lost 15 pounds!! I am ecstatic! That is like 1 ten pound bag of potatoes and one 5 pound bag. Image carrying that to your car from the grocery store! Amazing…. I put my shirt on today and it is a little big on me so I decided to take more pictures and compare them to the ones I took a couple weeks ago. What a difference! I wish I measured myself when I started this because I know I’ve lost inches around my belly. The little things I’m noticing are so simple like being able to sit on the couch Indian style without discomfort and not getting winded so fast when I do something. I have also noticed since I have been eating healthier my nails are stronger. I am finally growing them out for once. They got so brittle these past few years that I just cut them allll the time so they wouldn’t snag. ALSO my rings are loose! My fingers almost look longer and they are not as chubby. There is no way I’m stopping this process now! How could I? Way too many good things are coming from this. I am so happy.
I just remembered I had to write a blog! I had a Body By Vi party today. No one showed up so it was like a personal private party for Michael, my Mom and I. My friend from Iron Mountain came to have it and it was nice seeing her.
I have been tired all day. I was up at 6:20am because my throat hurt so badly. I am skipping my exercise again today. I am beat! Plus Friday is the day I picked to take off. I’ll make up for it.
This morning was my weekly weigh in. I weighed in at 324. I was 329 on Tuesday! 5 pounds. It sucks that 4 of those 5 pounds I had already lost before but I’m going to have to roll with the punches! At least I got them back off again + 1 more! In 2 weeks I have lost a total of 14 pounds! Wahoo!
I am finally getting to write this! This morning I woke up with a really sore throat. I think Michael gave me whatever he has. The tops of my feet ache so badly as well! Yesterday we did this hill and going down it was hard because it was steep so I ended up using muscles I never even knew I had lol -I can feel it today!
I have yet to work out. I think I might take the night off for exercising. Once again my feet are getting in the way!!!! My friend and I don’t walk again until Monday. We could have walked today but I ended up canceling due to me feeling like a bag of crap! I didn’t feel so bad after it started raining. I guess you could call housework exercise. At least I did that. My friend is having one of those Body By Vi parties at my house tomorrow so I had to clean, clean, clean! By the way anyone is welcome! 2pm at my house.
After I took Chewie for a walk yesterday I ended up picking FOUR tics off of him! Poor little guy, they could have sucked him dry!!!
My lunch today: Veggies fried with my 0 calorie spray & a boneless skinless pan grilled chicken breast! YUM!
Where the magic happens: lol
I erased my calendar I had going for my weight loss because now I have that phone app that I can write in everyday.
Today was a good day. This morning I walked my dogs Heidi and Chewie to my Moms. Well I should say I just walked Heidi. It was only Chewies second time on a leash and harness and I carried him most of the way because he kept getting tangled with Heidi. Then I walked back home from my Moms with Chewie. Heidi stayed at her house. On my way home Chewie walked the whole way and did great for his first real walk (Video at bottom) –Then at 5:30 I went for a walk with my friend and took Chewie again. We took a different route and did about 2 ½ miles. LOTS of fresh air! Chewie is all tuckered out. I had to carry him parts of the way on the second walk because he didn’t want to walk anymore. Those little legs put on a lot of miles I tell ya!!!!
The picture below: A smiley face drawn with tar! Send the good vibes my way!!! Photo credit to my friend Michelle! I didn't bring my phone today..
I haven’t weighed myself since I gained those 4 pounds. I am waiting to weigh in on Friday. I worked out today already and am feeling much better! I also noticed today that my heat rash is FINALLY gone! I am so happy for that. It made me feel really icky.
According to the picture to the left I have lost the amount on the second shelf so far! I am amazed at what 20 pounds looks like though! Gross! You can click on the picture to make it bigger if you can't see what it says.
I have been trying to eat more balanced meals and today was the first day that I forced myself to eat 3 meals. For breakfast I had green tea w/lemon juice, a banana, string cheese, a piece of my multigrain bread with a scrambled egg on top of it and then for lunch I had a lean cuisine & my dinner is listed below! I have still been drinking water with every meal. Sometimes i'll let myself have a half of a 0 calorie powerade. With everything it puts me at 1,079 calories for the day. I have room for a snack later on tonight. It all works out perfect. I feel like I'm eating more but it's actually better for you to do that vs. just eating one meal a day.
The picture at the end was my dinner! Very good! 440 calories all together…
Sara Lee “45 calories and delightful 100% Multigrain bread”: 90 calories for 2 slices
4 oz. of boneless skinless chicken breast pan grilled: 110 calories
2 tbsp of Sweet Baby Ray’s barbeque sauce: 70 calories
1 cup of steamed garden fresh green beans: 77 calories
1 cup of steamed garden fresh pea pods: 101 calories
1 Inner lettuce leaf: 1 calorie
All prepared with my Family Dollar 0 calorie cooking spray! I grilled the chicken with my stove top grill pan, toasted my bread and after the chicken was done I cut squares all on the top of it and took a serving of barbeque sauce and spread it over the breast into the grooves I cut. I put my sandwich together and lightly salted/peppered the beans and peas!
I also found this really helpful phone app for my calorie counting! It lets me document all of my weigh ins and my daily intake of food and exercise and does the math for me. It is perfect for my situation!! Looking at some of the fast food joints and their nutrition info makes me sick! Did you know that one large fry from McDonald’s is 500 calories?! That is more than the dinner I just had! Or one plain roast beef sandwich from Beef-A-Roo is over 300 calories! One McChicken is 360 calories and a McDouble is 390. One KFC chicken pot pie is almost 800 calories and get this; a large McDonalds chocolate shake is 1,160 calories!!!!!!!!! If anyone wants to know how many calories are in their fast food leave a comment and I’ll look it up for you!
Today was rough! I weighed myself like I said I wouldn’t do and the scale said I gained 4 pounds since I upped my calorie intake. This crushed me! Of course I cried and cried some more. I don’t know if it was from the up in my calories or if its water weight from the sodium I’ve been ingesting. This past weekend I craved salt. I ate so many pickles. Even though they say they are only 5 calories for one they are loaded with sodium. My Mom said to not let it get me down and things like this are going to happen through this process. I felt like giving up. It also didn’t help that I didn’t work out last night. Believe it or not; I was so busy yesterday that I didn’t get a chance to do it. It seems like before I knew it was midnight. Today is just one of those days where if anything can go wrong it will. I’m so crabby and disappointed in myself.
I worked out earlier. I think I might again later tonight just to make up for missing yesterday. I need this 4 pound weight gain to inspire me and push myself harder! I need to flip this negative into a positive but its sooo hard!
No more pickles.
Earlier Michael and I took all the dogs to my Moms and we noticed a lady in our yard stealing our lilacs! I was annoyed. Michael wanted to say something but I wouldn't let him. Plus we were at the stop sign with all 4 dogs loaded in car. She must have crossed the road from the Wales Inn apartment building across the highway. I don't mind but I just wish she would have asked. If I see her again I’m going to tell her I don't mind if she takes lilacs but I wish she would ask first and I can cut them off appropriately for her instead of her just ripping them off the tree. Am I being crazy? I don't know but I felt that was very rude!!! I also could have been mad at the fact that she got to my lilacs before I got to!
I am running out of things to say without becoming repetitive! I don't want to bore you with the same things over and over again so my post will be small on days like today. I have decided to take one day off a week to just relax. I can cheat if I want but in moderation. My cheating now means going crazy on a half of a cantaloupe or eating more carrots ha ha so don't worry. I still have been drinking water every day in place of the things I used to drink. I can already tell my body loves me for that. Through this process I am forcing myself to do things I wouldn't normally do. Michael got up earlier and starting picking up the back yard to mow the grass because we finally got our lawn mower blades in that we ordered. Instead of me staying inside cleaning the house or watching TV I offered to mow the part of the lawn that needs to be mowed with a push mower. Michael drove the riding lawn mower and did the rest of the lawn that is on the outside of the fence until it caught on fire. It's all good now; he fixed it but is going to cut the rest of the yard he didn't get tomorrow. He was surprised when I said I would do it, lol... I made a joke saying you should take a picture of me cutting the grass because my Mom won’t believe me so he did! I have never been one to enjoy cutting grass but today I did and now that Michael knows I’m capable I’m sure this will become a routine thing!
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.