Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 448 - SORE!

Damn, I forgot to take a pic of me post-workout! Sad face. Next time, baby.

Today is Day 6 of the 7DayChip. So far, so good.

I've been talking about something I discovered recently that I just love - Popcorners!
They are healthy snacks -popped corn chips and they are delicious!

**Disclaimer** - Popcorners did NOT ask me to write about their products, and I am NOT getting paid to do so.

The sea salt flavor is my favorite. I've been raving about this on Twitter all day today, and I recently sent Kenlie 2 single serve bags of the Sea Salt & the butter flavor. And apparently, I'm going to be sending Brittany a bag of these too, since she can't find them in her area either. LOL.

Popcorners are healthy snacks, and it's best to have them in moderation. A single serving is about 140 calories.

P.S. If you can't find them in your local area, you can buy them from the website. Or on Amazon. Yes, I looked on Amazon.

Ok, enough about Popcorners. Let's talk about me now. Specifically, my workout.

I am still very sore from the race yesterday, but I feel great about it. 4 miles for someone like me? That's phenomenal! I started with just 10 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did the Firm Parts Upper Body. I wanted to give my lower body a rest and really work my arms & shoulders. I burned 363 calories. A low calorie burn, but I'll take it. I sweated & I worked hard. And I expect to be sore tomorrow.

Overall, I had a good day. Healthy food choices, and I got in all of my requirements.

That's all for now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 447 - Today I ran 4 miles.

Today, I ran 4 miles.

I ran more than I ever have in my whole life. And this is what I looked like post race:

Like a complete fucking mess. I look so out of it, don't I? I'm rocking a dazed & confused look here.

Ooh, you know who I saw at the race? Tara Costa from The Biggest Loser! She's a Long Island gal, like myself. I actually ran behind her for the first 2 miles, if you can believe that. I wanted to really keep up with her, and it was hard. I was in some pain. I'm in MAJOR PAIN right now.

I wish I had approached her, or talked to her or something, but I felt bad. And kinda shy. And I didn't want to bother her. I wish I had brought my camera with me. The one time I don't bring it, and I could've taken a photo with Tara. She & Ali Vincent are my all time favorite BL alums. Oh well.

Because it was a free run, there was no organization, no mile markers, no water stops, no traffic cones or people directing the way. So I went over my projected 3 mile race. By a mile. And I thought, oh well - why the fuck not?

On the turnaround, I met a really nice man named Paul, and we ran all the way back to the starting point of the race. There were many times where I would've just stopped and walked part of the way, but Paul kept me going. Again, I really wished I had just brought my camera with me, to take a quick photo of me & Paul. Sigh.

I finished at about 45 minutes. I can't be too sure because it was unofficial race, so it wasn't time. I went by the watch on my Polar HRM. And I burned 641 calories. I felt like a rock star.

After the race, I walked past the bagels & cream cheese, and headed back to my car for my water bottle. It was a VERY slow walk back. My hips were hurting. They still are.

But I ran 4 miles today. And as much as my body hurts right now, I FEEL GREAT!

You never know what you are capable of doing until you push yourself a little.

I hope all of you push yourselves to do things you think you are incapable of doing.

I bet you'll really surprise yourselves!

Make good choices, people.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 446 - WI Results.

I gained 1.6 lbs. this week, which means I gained what I had lost last week. I deserved every single bit of the gain, and I take responsibility. Full responsibility in the interest of full disclosure. And I am moving on. Right now.

Today has actually been a pretty decent day, I have to admit. I've made no secret about how I struggle on the weekends. They are just really tough for me. But I've literally bitten my lip and just gritted it out today.

I did go over my points today by 8 - I decided to indulge slightly in a chocolate bar - but you know what - I'm fine with it. Well, not completely fine, but in the spirit of taking responsibility, I'm owning up to it. But no bingeing, no erratic food behavior. And Day 4 of the 7DayChip is in the books!

A local running group is sponsoring a free run tomorrow morning, and everyone can join in. There are 3, 6 & 9 mile runs. I will be doing the 3 miler. And in fact, I'm going to do a 5K every Sunday from now and all through March. I like 5Ks. They are my friend. LOL. Running these Sunday 5Ks is my way of attempting to keep my sorry ass on track on the ever-tough weekends.

No pic today, but I will have pics tomorrow of the race.

It's time to wrap this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 445 - TGIF!

Yes, it's another sweaty post-workout pic! Whaddya think? LOL

Today was a really good day. And I've decided I'm going to face the music tomorrow at WI. It's important. Like I said yesterday, the first half of this week sucked, but I really turned it around starting Weds. Better late than never.

I'm on Day 3 of the 7DayChip. This weekend, like any other weekend, will be tough for me, but I've got a plan. There is a 3 mile free run in Farmingdale, LI on Sunday, and I'm going to do it. Just shy of a 5K, but I don't care. At least this way I'll get in a great workout pretty early and get it out of the way. I always seem to drag my feet on Sundays for some reason.

Let's talk about the workout. I did 22 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Maximum Calorie Burn with Allie del Rio. I burned 551 calories, I sweated my ass off, and it felt good. I'm happy with my workout today. Just really trying to get back into the swing of things.

I'm off to wrap this one up soon because Season 2 of Sons of Anarchy arrived today from Netflix, and I'm dying to see it! I've caught up on Season 1 already, and I didn't start watching the show until the last of Season 2. So I'm almost all caught up now. I freaking love this show! I don't know why I didn't want to give it a chance at first, but now - I'm obsessed!

Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 444 - Another Late Workout.

OK, I need to apologize upfront about my post-workout pic, below. I look like a deer in headlights. Or that I'm cracked up on something. Either way, horrible pic, but it's me, at least my eyebrows looks good, and I'm owning it!
I'm on Day 2 of the 7 Day Chip. I totally screwed up the first half of this week, but from yesterday on, it's been great. I am determined to get my 30 Day Chip, if it kills me. And it probably will.

Moving on to the workout. Which I almost didn't do, because as usual, I just didn't want to. In the end, I just knew I had to suck it up. So I did the warm up to The Firm Power Half Hour w/Emily Welsh, hit the pause button, then did 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill. I went back to the DVD, and sweated my ass off. I burned 459 calories, and it was great.

It was a good day. I tracked everything and got in all of my requirements. I ate like a normal, in control person, and it felt wonderful.

I'm going to participate in the first ever #7DayChip chat on Twitter tonight, and it starts soon, so I am off & wrapping this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 443 - Personal Training with The Sadist.

She looks so sweet & innocent, doesn't she? Lisa, The Sadist, kicked my ass today. This is us after the work out. Look at how crazy my hair is in this photo. Great memories were made today.
She made me do lots of core work - AGAIN. Then lunges, squats, medicine ball slams, push ups, and sprints on the treadmill. Oh, she made me do this thing that football players do in their practices - they push up against that thing - I don't know what it's called. Basically, I was pushing 20 or 30 lbs. across the room. It may have been more, I'm not sure.

I was cursing her out in my head. She sang along to the music that was blaring on the speakers.

I've started the #7Day Chip again. Today is my Day 1, and it is in the books. I've been having a rough time lately, and it's my fault. I've been doing it to myself. Brad and all the other 7DayChippers have been so supportive of me on Twitter.

But that dress - the one that won't zip up all the way - is in my head constantly. I have to fit into it. And I have to cut the shit out. NOW.

Today, I decided to put on something that should never - and will never - leave my wrist again. Remember this?
It's the One Bite at a Time, One Decision at a Time bracelet, which you can buy from Jen's site.

A gentle visual reminder to put the fork down & pass on the pastries or whatever that might be at work that day.

Fitting into that dress & not letting my BFF down on her big day is very important to me. But even more important than that - I am more important. More important than any food or splurge or anything. I've got about 3 months to get into that dress, and the good news is that I could probably fit into it comfortably a month from now. If I get my head out of my ass and concentrate for the next month, I am convinced it will fit. Or I will at least be able to fit into it better.

I have to do this. I will do this. I want to get that 30 Day Chip, after all! Visit Brad's site if you want to know more about it.

Ok, that's all for now. Thanks for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 442 - Look What Arrived Today!

Recently, Jen opened up her own store. I ordered 2 tshirts, and they came in the mail today! Check 'em out!

This is the back of both tshirts.

I'm going to wash them first, then wear them. I can't wear brand new clothes if I haven't washed them first. The new clothes smell bothers me. Anyone else feel that way?

I did my own workout today - no DVD. I did 15 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then 15 minutes of sculpting/strength training. I chose not to wear my Polar HRM. I don't know why, but I won't be doing that again. I kept looking at my wrist to see what my calorie burn was, out of habit. This is me, still glistening!
It felt good to workout again, it really did. But the treadmill felt a little difficult for me today. This is what happens when you don't work out for a few days.

Ok, I have to cut this one short. NCIS is on! hehe. Thanks so much for reading. And make good choices!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 441 - THE DRESS.

Last night, I picked up my Maid of Honor dress from Wendy. When I got home, I tried it on.

I couldn't zip up the dress all the way. It zips up in the back. When it got to my bust area, the zipper stalled. There was less than an inch to go in order for it to zip all the way up.

Yup, that's my life right now.

Here's the kicker: The dress was big everywhere else. Do they make these things like that on purpose? The actual skirt of the dress was huge.

I thought about taking photos & posting them, but that's too depressing.

Speaking of depressing, it snowed here last night. I woke up to about 4 inches of snow. Then it stopped, it warmed up, and most of it melted. But we're supposed to get more snow tonight. And the temperature is supposed to drop big time. Awesome.

So what does all of this mean? Well, my first reaction was to crawl into bed and die a little inside (which I totally did, I'm not going to lie. I'm only human, after all.)

And then I sat up and starting thinking. Really thinking. And m plan is pretty simple. It's what I've been doing. Eat well, track everything, and work out.

Maybe I will post photos of the dress. It's actually pretty. It's a dark chocolate satin number, with an empire waist. Which will only serve to emphasize my boobs even more. Uh huh. Oh, and I still don't ever want to be part of a bridal party ever again. I'm done.

So enough with the crying & hiding in bed. Enough with the bullshit. I guess I still feel kinda upset about the dress because I just couldn't get my head (and body) psyched enough to work out today. Food was ok today, I tracked in my journal.

Ok, so now that I've shared the humiliating experience of the dress, I think I'm going to wrap this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 440 - Not Feeling Well.

I made a nice meatloaf yesterday with 90% lean beef, a packet of onion soup mix, 2 eggs, a little olive oil, and ketchup. No salt, no breadcrumbs.

Today I reheated a piece for lunch, and about 30 minutes later, I wasn't feeling well. It felt heavy in my stomach. I didn't even have a big piece or anything, it just didn't sit well with me at all. I felt sick to my stomach all day, literally. Guess the dogs can eat the meatloaf now. hehe

No workout today. It just was a blah day.

Short post today, not really feeling inspired to write much.

I'll be back tomorrow, and hopefully some of my pep will be back.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 439 - WI Results.

I lost 1.6 lbs. this week!

I was kinda hoping for a solid 2 pounds, but I'll take the loss. A loss is a loss, after all.

I've got some new blog followers! I can't believe that. It still amazes me that people take the time to read my blog - it's mindblowing. But I love it, and I love you guys! I look forward to reading more about my new followers.

I've been asked about the #7DayChip. If you don't read Brad's blog - read his blog. He's great, and the originator of the #7DayChip.

I had Chinese food today, and now I've got a headache. And I feel sick. Gross. I guess my body just can't handle Chinese food anymore. So lesson learned - if I want Chinese food in the future, I have to remember to cook a healthier version of it myself. All that sodium is going straight to my head. I've taken 2 Tylenol already.

It's still pretty windy here in NY, and it's cold again. What a bummer.

No workout today, but I'll be back tomorrow.

Wrapping this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 438 - Last Chance Workout!

Me, all hot sweaty after my Last Chance Workout tonight!

The last two days I've struggled with getting the workout started. I've made no secret that I don't love working out - I mean, who does? If you leave me a comment that you love working out, I will reach in through the screen and slap you silly.

Today was no different. I even tweeted that I would just delay the workout til after dinner. But then I realized that if I did that, the workout probably wouldn't happen. Even though tomorrow is WI day and the workout today was very important, I still didn't want to do it.

In the end, I put on my workout gear, and decided to just get it over with already. I started with 25 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Power Half Hour with Emily Welsh. And I burned 579 calories. It felt great. Great Last Chance Workout. And I was glad I did it. I was glad when I was done, too.

Did ya'll see my brand new photo? I am officially a member of the 7DayChip! Working towards the 14 Day Chip now. I'm on Day 9, and it is officially in the books. Weekends are hard for me, but I will just take it one day at a time. That's all I can do. Right, Brad?

WI day tomorrow, and I'm feeling good about it.

OK - I am off to do .... well, nothing, really. I'm running out of things to say, as usual. So I will wrap this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 437.

Me, after the workout that I sooo did not want to do today. I literally had to force the workout today.
People - I am officially a successful 7DayChip-per. It feels good, it feels like I accomplished something important, something significant.

I was having a great day until it was time to work out. I just was not in the mood, I wasn't feeling it, and I certainly didn't want to do it. I mean it. I didn't want to hear anything about it at all. I got dressed in the workout gear & everything, and I just couldn't find the motivation to do it.

So I tweeted this, and one of my twitter buddies, KC, immediately tweeted me back, saying I would regret it if I didn't work out. I knew she was right - thanks KC! So I sucked it up, and just did it.

I did not want to do treadmill work, not after what the Sadist put me through yesterday. So I did The Firm Ultimate Fat Burning Workout with Alison Davis, then I paused the DVD for about 10 minutes to do concentrated strength training. I wound up burning 394 calories.

I'm so glad the workout is done & over with, u know. I sweated like a pig. It felt great.

I am now on Day 8 of the 14 Day Chip, and if I stay focused, I can do it. Today was great eating wise, and everything has been written down in my journal. All the daily requirements have been met - great, great day!

That's all for now - wrapping this one up. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 436 - Personal Training with The Sadist.

Me & Lisa (aka The Sadist) before the workout. She looks so sweet, doesn't she?
She sure does love core work. I hate core work. Which would explain a few things: 1) why I never do it, and 2) why my mid section is just awful. I mean, there's no hope there. Seriously.

I'll give you a quick rundown of what she put me through today. You guys know what burpees / squat thrusts are? They are not fun, at all. Let's see, what else? Walking lunges with 10 lb. dumbbells in each hand, then what she called a farmer's walk: walking in a straight line with 25 lbs. dumbbells in each hand. Then more core work (I freaking hate that word - core. It's a 4 letter word to me now) - with a 10 lb. beanbag. I had to lay on the floor and lift myself up holding the ball over my head all the time. Then a game of catch with that damn ball again. With squats. Oh, and pushups. She forced me to do regular pushups. No girl pushups at all. I have no upper body strength or muscle at all, and this woman wanted me to do regular pushups. Uh huh.

Oh, and she saved the best for last. Sprints on the treadmill. 5 of them. 30 seconds each. And each sprint got a just little faster. I threw her the evil eye a few times. I was like, Is you crazy? But I did it, I made it through.

This is what I looked like after the workout. I look a little out of it, don't I? LOL.
Day 7 of the #7DayChip is today, and it is pretty much in the books. No slip ups, just normal eating with portion control. And I got all of my requirements in today, and I tracked everything in my journal. I went over my points slightly today, but I'm not worried about it at all.

I'm feeling great, and I am so excited to get my first #7DayChip! Thanks Brad!

That's all for now. Thanks so much for listening. And let's all make good choices.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 435 - Day 6 of the #7DayChip!

Almost there! Day 6 of the #7DayChip is in the books. Good choices, normal eating, and getting in all the daily requirements. I've indulged in tiny amounts of foods I love - like today I had 4 potato chips & a chocolate chip cookie. It satisfied my craving, and I got over it and moved on. No scarfing down the whole bag of chips or the bag of cookies. I ate like a NORMAL person.

I took a rest day today, and I needed it. I've worked out 5 days in a row, and my body needed a rest. Right back at it tomorrow. With Lisa. The Sadist. Awesome.

Wendy's bachelorette party is the same weekend of the 10K race I wanted to run, so now I won't be able to do it. What a bummer. So I have to find a new race. Maybe another 5K? I don't know yet, but I will definitely find something.

After work, I went to Sephora to buy some of my favorite Clinique lipsticks. Below: Black Honey, Tenderheart, & Rock Violet. Love!

I'll leave you with some photos of my eats for today. Breakfast was Farina w/a little milk & water, brown sugar, cinnamon, & pinch of salt. An orange, a pear & lots of H2O.
Lunch was a grilled porkchop, a cup of brown rice & broccoli.
My monster green smoothie all blended together: WW smoothie mix w/1 cup of milk, a cup of baby spinach, a banana & a cup of frozen whole strawberries.

It was a great day, and I am so close to my first ever #7DayChip. If you want to know more about the chip, please visit Brad's blog. Brad is the originator of the #7DayChip on Twitter, and he's a fellow Long Islander! hehe. He's great, check him out.

Ok, wrapping this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 434 - Happy Valentine's Day!

Me, after my workout today.
I was supposed to take a rest day today, but I figured, why not? I decided on doing just a cardio workout, no Firm DVD, just the inclined treadmill for 43 minutes. And I burned 492 calories! I was soaking wet, I mean, my sports bra was drenched in sweat. It felt good, though. I'll take a rest day tomorrow.

So has everyone contributed to the Hallmark juggernaut today? Kenlie & I exchanged healthy gifts, and I was more than happy with that. Would it be nice to have a guy show up w/my favorite roses and a dinner reservation? Of course, but I'm not going to sweat it. Who knows? Maybe things will be different a year from now.

Day 5 of the #7DayChip is in the books, people! I'm really going to make it!

Ok, running out of things to say, as usual. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 433 - Babysitting Sonia.

Mom & I went to my brother's house today, and when we got there, Sonia hadn't napped yet. They had put her down for a nap about an hour before we got there, but no luck. She just didn't want to sleep. Big mistake. They left to go shopping for an hour, and Sonia had a fit! I love this kid to death, but this was enough to tear my hair out. She didn't want to sleep, didn't want to eat, didn't want me to bundle her up so we could go for a walk, didn't want to play with anything - all she could do was scream & cry at the top of her lungs. That was a lot of fun, let me tell you.

I finally got her in the stroller - that was a battle, believe me - and 20 minutes in, she fell asleep. I mean, she was out like a light. Poor kid.

I had a healthy lunch, but on our way back home, I really had a craving for something chocolate. Anything chocolate. I stopped at Starbucks (huge mistake) and got the red velvet cupcake. It was good, but so not worth the points! 12 of them, to be precise. Yeah, major fail. I've gone way over my points today, but oh well.

I got home, and had a light dinner with salad, some chicken, and a cup of Progresso Light Vegetable soup. And tons of water.

I'm not going to feel guilty about it. I had a great workout today. I started with 20 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Lower Body Split for 692 calories. I sweated like a pig. Here's the proof!
Hot, sexy sweatiness, what can I tell you?

Day 4 was not super duper successful, but it's in the books now. I'm doing this damn thing!

I'm going to wrap this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 432 - Valentine's Day Swap!

This is what burning 716 calories looks like!

Yup, more sexy, sweaty pics. Check out my awesome arm folds. I've decided to try to incorporate pics on here more often. Like everyday. Why not, after all.

I went to WI today, and I'm at 211.8. Ok, no excuses here, I did what I did, and I am taking responsibility. I am taking charge. I've been working out, journalling everything, and eating healthy. Normally. That is so important, isn't it? I am a woman with a plan, on a mission.

Oh, so check it out what came in the mail today!
Cotton scented candle, lit right now. Smells so clean, I love it!
Look what Kenlie knitted for me! Isn't it adorable? I love it! Thanks Kenlie! I love this girl. I can barely put the thread through the needle. :0) Kenlie & I were V-Day Swap partners, and I love what she got me.

Let's talk about my workout today. I started with 32 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Total Muscle Shaping with Stephanie Huckabee. I can't remember the last time I did that DVD. My biceps were killing me - Stephanie sure does love her hammer curls & arm press in this one. 716 calories burned, baby!

I am on Day 3 of the 7 Day Chip, and it feels different this time. I am really doing this thing. I will get my chip this week, dammit!

Requirements are in the books, as is this day. Feeling pretty great about my food choices today. I so hope this feeling lasts.

There are 14 weeks to go from now til Wendy's wedding. I need to fit into that size 14 dress. And I will, even if it kills me. If it kills me from now until then, so be it.

OK, wrapping this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 431 - TGIF!

Sweaty post-workout pic. Sexy, isn't it? Hehe. You can almost see my collar bones. Almost.
Happy Friday people! I am so glad the weekend is here. It's actually supposed to warm up to about 40 degrees over the weekend.

Day 2 of the 7 Day Chip is now officially in the books. Good day, I indulged in 3 chocolate chip cookies, and called it a day. No bingeing, no finishing the whole package, no eating til I felt like puking.

My workout today was 22 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Cardio Sculpt with Allie del Rio and burned 523 calories. I felt great.

I'm going to WI tomorrow and face the scale and the damage. I have to. No more hiding from it, no more running from it. I may actually try to go to the earliest meeting, 7:15 AM, to get it out of the way and then continue my day. It means getting up at an obnoxious hour for a Saturday, but it's an idea. For now. Let's see if I actually make it. hehee

So what do you guys have planned for the weekend? Any Valentine Day's plans? None here for me.

Shrug. I'm running out of things to say, except that it feels great being on track again, with eating and working out.

Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 430 - Getting back into the Swing of Things!

Me, all sweaty, after my workout today!
First, I have to thank all of you for your kind words of encouragement. I love you guys - this kind of support is what the weight loss blogging community should be all about!

I had a really good day today, and I am going to attempt the #7 Day Chip again. Today was Day 1, and it is in the books. Day 2 will be mine, I just know it!

I've decided to try to incorporate more photos on my blog. At some point, I'd like to do some vlogging, but right now, that is beyond my technological ability. I'd have to buy a webcam for my MacBook, then install it & I don't know how to do any of that stuff. Later, I will look into it though, just not right now.

Ok, so let's talk about my workout today. I started with 12 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then I did The Firm Body Sculpt Blaster with Nancy Tucker. I sweated like a pig & everything. And I burned 375 calories. I got the watch to my HRM fixed, and it works perfectly.

I am starting right now. I am taking my life back and getting back into the swing of things!

I received the wedding invitation to my BFF's wedding in May in which I am the Maid of Honor. I jokingly emailed her, asking if I really needed to RSVP. She said yes, please RSVP, especially if I was going to bring a date. I didn't email her back, but I thought to myself, really? I mean, a date - that's funny. I'm going solo, and she would know if I would be bringing someone. I can't remember the last time I even talked to her about a guy that I was remotely interested in. And no guy has been interested in me in forever. I just thought that was weird, I guess. I can't wait for this wedding to be here so I can be done with it. And then never again. I don't want to talk about weddings, bachelorette parties, gifts, gowns, Spanx (yes, Spanx, they were delivered to my house yesterday and I haven't even opened the box yet) or anything that has to do with weddings ever again.

Thank you guys again. Let's make good choices people.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 427, 428 & 429 - Trying to Get Me Back.

It's hard. I'm struggling right now, and it's hard just admitting that.

I'm sitting here staring at my computer, embarrassed to no end, because I had been doing so well. As if fitting into a bridal dress in 3 + months wasn't motivation & determination enough . . . I don't even know how to finish that sentence.

Well, I took the first positive step in the right direction to get me back. I've contacted Lisa, aka The Sadist, and she has graciously agreed to train me twice a week for the foreseeable future.

I have to fit into that dress in May. Which by the way reminds me, I will NEVER again agree to be in a bridal party. NEVER. For as long as I live.

The last few days have been just so out of character for me, I've lost control, and I absolutely hate it.

So here I am, trying to get back on track, trying to get me back.

One day at a time.

I'm almost embarrassed to hit "Publish" but here goes.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 426.

Day 4 of the 7 Day Chip seems to be going ok. I went over my points slightly, but no bingeing. Just normal eating, and it feels great.

TOM is here, which explains why I want salty stuff. I had some PopCorners, where are my new obsession now, and called it a day.

Wanna see some photos of my meals today? Check it out.
Breakfast was a Bosc pair with . . .
3 Fiber One Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and a Bob Evans sausage breakfast patty. Lots of H2O.
Lunch was a chicken drumstick, roasted cauliflower, and a cup of whole wheat fusilli with pesto sauce and a Tablespoon of shredded parmesan cheese.
WW smoothie with 1% milk, a cup of baby spinach, a cup of Dole Frozen whole strawberries, and a banana.
Dinner was 6 slices of shredded Oscar Mayer deli fresh roast beef, salad with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and for dessert, a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich, and 2 Tablespoons of whipped cream.

I worked out today, and the watch that goes with my HRM has to be repaired. So I don't know how many calories I burned today. I did The Firm TransFirm Your Trouble Zones with Kelsie Daniels. I sweated, I felt good. I'm going to get my watch fixed on Weds. I'll go to the jeweler or something. It's a missing a screw that connects the watch to the band, so no biggie.

I had a good day. I even got a mani & pedi, which I desperately needed. LOL.

Ok, wrapping this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's all make good choices.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 425 - Back to Working Out Again.

Day 3 of the 7 Day Chip is in the books. And while I wound up going over my points today, there was no bingeing and no overeating.

For breakfast, I had a blood orange (it was good, not as sweet as regular oranges), a Bob Evans sausage patty, 1 egg & 2 egg whites, a slice of WW cheese, and 1/4 of an everything flagel with cream cheese. The rest of the flagel I gave to my parents. Lots of H2O also.

Lunch was a small piece of grilled steak, 1 Tbsp. of A1 sauce, mashed potatoes, broccoli & more water. So good!

Dinner was a salad with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, a little salt, and PB&J on whole wheat bread. & of course more water. I also had some cheese & crackers, not pictures, and a WW smoothie with milk, frozen strawberries, baby spinach, and a banana, not pictured.

I really had to force myself to workout tonight. I almost didn't. In the end, I settled for a short workout. I figured that 30 minutes or so of some activity was better than nothing. I did 13 minutes on the inclined treadmill, then The Firm Power Sculpt workout with Allie del Rio for 321 calories. Better than nothing. It felt good to sweat again.
Below, me in all my sweatiness glory, right after my workout. See all that stuff glistening? That's real sweat!
It was a good day, not the best, but good. The weekends are so challenging for me, but this Saturday was the best Saturday I've had in a while.

Ok, I am running out of stuff to talk about again, so I'm wrapping this one up now. Thanks for reading. And let's make good choices people.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 424 - More Food Porn.

Day 2 of #7DayChip is in the books. So far, so good. Let me interest you in my eats for today with some more food porn.

For breakfast, I had Farina (remember Farina?) with a cup of milk, cinnamon, brown & regular sugar, and a pinch of salt. And a pear.
My snack was a Chobani yogurt (Love Chobani!), a banana, and bag of 100 Calorie Jolly Time popcorn. I love this popcorn.
My lunch was left overs from yesterday. Chicken breast, mashed potatoes, & green beans & carrots.
Dinner was a repeat of yesterday. I am a creature of habit when it comes to dinner. A salad, with some olive oil, and a Boca Chik'n Patty. I also had a Peach Snapple, not pictured.

Dessert was a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich and a little Reddi-Whip whipped cream. Salt not included in dessert.
I also drank a ton of water throughout the day. Not bad, right? I had some Cheetos also, but I'm shrugging it off. TOM is coming next week, and I want salt real bad now. No workout today. I will be getting back to that shiz tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, we are supposed to be getting more snow/wintry mix/rain. So I don't think I will be going to my WW meeting. I'm going to hit the store early tomorrow, and then call it a day for going out.

Ok, I'm running out of things to say, so I'm wrapping this one up now. Thanks so much for reading. And let's make good choices.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 421, 422, and 423 -Photos of my Eats & Day 1 of #7DayChip - Again..

Sorry for being MIA. I suck, I know, I will not offer any excuses.

I've been trying the #7DayChip thing the last 2 days only to throw it out the window in the evening. Today has been different. Today has been much better. I'm starting to care again.

So to make up for not caring and for not blogging, can I interest you in photos of my meals & snacks today?

Breakfast was an Arnold Sandwich Thin, chunky peanut butter, a banana, & H2O.

My morning snack was strawberry Chobani yogurt, an orange, and a pear. More H2O.

Lunch was mashed potatoes, grilled chicken breast, string beans & carrots, and a chocolate WW smoothie.

Dinner was salad, 2 teaspoons of EVOO, a Boca Chik'n patty, a Skinny Cow ice cream vanilla sandwich, and 2 Tbsp. of Reddi-Whip,whipped cream. (not pictured)
Ooh, and I also have discovered these - Pop Corners! So good!

I counted out 6 chips, and called it a day. These are addictive. And kinda better than Pop Chips, in my opinion. I do like Pop Chips, though.

I didn't work out today, but it looks like Day 1 of the 7Day Chip has finally ended well, after 2 days of unsuccessful attempts, which were total failures.

I am back people. I'm going to get in a workout tomorrow. Not sure which one yet. The point is today, I did well with my food intake. So it was a successful day, and I needed it today.

How did you guys do today?

Good choices people.