Friday, May 21, 2010

You're Beautiful


As hard as it is somedays to stay motivated due to life's happenings.... Here is one thing to remember.

You ARE Beautiful!! In every single way.

Curious, I was, so I measured my thighs. I'm down a 1/2 inch on both, and it's just been 5 days.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sample Menu

Why is it that when you want to find something you can't? I have been looking for two weeks for my nutrition guide to P90X and I can not find it. Which box has not been left unturned??!??

Here is a sample menu of 1600 calories. I can't stress enough how important it is to eat 5-6 times a day. Why is that? It boost your metabolism, and doesn't make it feel like you are starving yourself. In conjunction with moderate exercise you can see some great results. Just remember.... DON'T GIVE UP!! You might not see results for 3-4 weeks. Keep on truckin along!


Amount              Item              Protein               Carbs                  Fats                 Calories

12 ounces coffee-w/caffeine        0.40                  1.40                     0.00                    8.00

1 cup                Milk                    8.00               11.00                     5.00                120.00

1 tbps cream,fluid,half and half    0.44                 0.65                       1.73                  19.55

1.5 cups cheerios                         4.50               34.50                      3.00                165.00

Total:                                         12.98               46.26                      9.73                305.22

AM Snack

1 each apple-medium with peel     0.30                21.10                 0.00                    81.00

Total:                                          0.30                 21.10                 0.00                    81.00


2 each bread whole wheat-slice    6.00                24.00                 2.00                   140.00

1 each orange-medium                 1.10                17.40                 0.30                     69.00

.15 cup mayo                               0.32                 8.47                11.77                   137.37

2 ounces turkey breast/white meat 17.00             0.00                 0.40                      76.50

12 ounces Coca Cola-diet w/ caffine 0.00           0.40                 0.00                        0.00

Total:                                              24.42         49.96              14.47                     422.87

PM Snack

1 each banana-med.                       1.20               26.70               0.60                       105.00

Total:                                             1.20               26.70                0.60                      105.00


5 ounces Halibut - broiled            37.50                 0.00                 5.00                       198.75

1 cup rice-white cook steamed       6.00               62.00                 0.00                       164.00

1 tbps Thousand island-reduced cal. Kraft 0.00    3.00                  1.00                         20.00

1 spear broccoli                                      4.50        7.90                 0.50                         42.00

1 small salad-sm. Garden w/tomato, onion 1.30      9.50                 0.40                         49.00

Total:                                                       84.50   82.40                10.90                        660.75

Grand Total:                                          123.39    226.42            35.70                        1574.84

Grocery List

Food Quantity

Apple - medium with peel 7 each

Banana - medium 8 inch 7 each

Bread whole wheat - slice 14 each

Broccoli 7 spears

Cheerios 10.5 cups

Chicken Breast / White Meat 28 ounces

Coca Cola - diet 84 ounces

Coffee- w/caffeine 84 ounces

Cream, fluid, half and half 7 tablespoons

Halibut - broiled 35 ounces

Mayo type, reg., w/salt 1 cup

Milk - 2 % fat 7 cups

Orange - medium 7 each

Rice - white 7 cups

Salad - small garden 7 small

Thousand island - reduced cal. 7 table spoons

Turkey Breast / White Meat 14 ounces

Give or take fish and chicken; although they are "white meat" the calorie difference isn't that significant. Change the calories up a little if you use chicken. I prefer using Italian on my chicken and eat my salad plain. ALSO... I wouldn't do the diet soda, but I would do the GREEN TEA, which ever kind is available. The little packets you pour into water might work just great!!

If you have some quick meal recipes that you would like to share, please post them here so we can all benefit from what is making you healthy!

Everyone have BLESSED and HEALTHY day!!

PS sorry its unformatted, but at least you get the idea!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


My husband looks at me funny and starts to giggle as I try to shimmy myself up off the couch because my legs are so sore... How'd that happen? I did legs two days ago, and just feel it? I thought I was scott free from the AFTERMATH BURN...

I guess not....

Which brings me to something I want to talk about today. You all are grown adults, maybe not mature, but grown.... You know what you should be eating, and what you shouldn't. HOWEVER... there are plenty of POWER foods out there for you that you may not think about eating.

You need to eat to lose. Sound like a silly concept?? It's completely true, tho!! It's WHAT you eat that matters. I am going to give you what I ate yesterday, and you see what you ate... ARE YOU REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS JOURNEY???

Before I went on my walk, I had a banana, full glass of H2O (Which by the way tastes like the water I grew up on at my Nanna's so it's a comfort food...weird, huh??) with my JMFB pills. When I got back I ate a Thomas multi grain english muffin with 2 tsp of peanut butter and a whey protein drink with strawberries 1/2c milk and 1c apple juice.

For snack I ate a banana. For lunch I ate some California rolls with Wasabi and 1tbs of soy sauce. For my afternoon snack I had picked up some Dry Roasted Edamame (soy beans) at the Fresh Market, which I had about a 1/4 cup.

I splurged at dinner.... I made our favorite... German Style Spaghetti (Spaghetti Carbanara). However I did leave out the heavy whipping cream and just made with the EGGS, Bacon, Parmesean Cheese, and Spaghetti. This is one noodle I can't do wheatly, but can do healthy. AND, it must not have been too bad with the bacon fat because my body didn't have a "REACTION" to it like normal when I eat any fats.. Those of you who have had your gall bladder out may know what I'm talking about.

I did drink a couple glasses of water before and after work yesterday, but my real treat was the SoBe Honey Green Tea that my husband bought for me over the weekend. ( I LOVE THAT MAN... at least most days)

Here's the down low on my two fav new things I have added to my eating:

Dry Roasted Edamame: it comes in different flavors, including Wasabi. only 4gs of Fat, 10gs of Carbs, BUT weighs in with 14gs of PROTEIN and 8gs of FIBER.... which your body needs!!! 1/4c is only 130 calories, and not only makes you feel full, but alleviates those hunger pangs that you get.

SoBe honey Green Tea: ZERO calories (WOOHOO), It isn't called Lean and Mean for nuthin. It boasts about 17 carbs for a 20 ounce bottle. ( I am okay with that because I am not drinking cream with my coffee.) AND need I say more than it's GREEN TEA, which has said to help aide in weightloss???!

Journaling what you've eaten in a day will help you stay accountable. PEOPLE, don't cheat yourselves!! You are SO worth the goals you are trying to attain!

Tell me what you've eaten in the last 24 hours. Be honest. Don't cheat me. Don't Cheat you. Don't give up.


PS... I will try to answer any questions today that may have been posted yesterday and I didn't get to. I have the day off so have a little time. But for now.... I gotta go walk!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


It's been a journey that I am ready to end.... being out of shape and over weight!

I've been struggling for quite some time to make time to work out and time for myself. Yes, Yes... I know I had all the time in the world when I was in Hawaii... but when my husband was home I wasn't motivated. Even though he is home now, I am motivated more than ever to lose this weight!!

Each day I will try to post what I've done the previous day to help keep you all motivated. Holding each other accountable is also going to help us all in reaching our goals. With that being said... Here is where I am at as of Monday May 17, 2010.

I am taking Jillian Michaels Fat Burner because I purchased it awhile ago, and I hated to see it go to waste. I bought it at GNC, not knowing they were TWICE the cost than at Target. I also have bought some WHEY Protein powder that I am using as meal replacements, adding fruit, water, 2% milk, and ice to. Last night I tried it with banana, and I did NOT like it, but still drank it. I also ate some California rolls... 6 to be exact. Depending on your caloric intake they can be a perfect snack if used in conjunction with your recovery drink. I would really like to SHAKE it up with SHAKEOLOGY, but for now this will have to do.

I also am incorporating P90x workouts into my daily routine. I can't do all of them because my arm still is not healed all the way from last summer, so no push ups for me. I also am walking.

This is what I did yesterday... I was up  and out the door at 6:20. I went for my walk, in the rain, which I am guessing is about 2 miles, maybe more/ maybe less. I haven't driven it yet. However, it feels right around that mileage. After my walk I put in the AB RIPPER CD from P90X, and did that. (It felt incredible and I can actually feel those muscles that are hiding!!) After I got off work and cooked the boys dinner, I did the LEGS AND BACK CD....(I feel those butt muscles today!!)

Today I went for my walk, then did the CHEST SHOULDERS AND TRICEPS CD. I did NOT do the push ups on the ground, which is the main course of that CD, but I did use weights, incorporating other moves that could still be beneficial... ALSO PEOPLE... I use the wall doing standing push ups since my arm has really been bothering me. And then I did AB RIPPER X. ( Tony says you don't need to do it everyday, but Im gunna venture out and say I know some who use it everyday and they look great. )
(It is so embarrasing to post this, mind you, because I haven't been this heavy EVER without being pregnant.)

Starting Weight: 189.9lbs.... Yes, I said it... Can you see how NOT thrilled I am to be almost 200lbs???

Everything is measured in Inches
Neck: 13
Chest: 40 1/2
Left arm (under shoulder, fattest part of arm) : 14
Right arm (under shoulder, fattest part of arm): 14
Left bicep: 13 3/4
Right bicep: 13
Waist: (1" above belly button) 36 1/2
Belly: (at my roundest) 43
Hip: 45 1/2
Buttox (bottom of my cheeks):44 1/4
Left Thigh: 27 1/4
Right Thigh: 27 1/4
Left Calf: 16 1/2
Right Calf: 16

Well... There you have it. I am going to do a photo in a bikini that I would really like to see myself in sometime this summer, just to give you an idea of where I am, and to see the progress on July 18th. the importance of that date is just a friendly bet, and will NOT end my body transformation.

Thank you all for being supportive and encouraging. Feel free to post comments and be supportive who are also trying to shed those comfort pounds. The more supportive we are to each other, the easier it is to feel motivated.

Have a great day you guys!!