Thursday, June 30, 2011

Food journal

I am working on jazzing this blog up because lets face it I need more followers.  So I am working on it.  Any of you that would like to start posting may at anytime.  Here is my food journal for yesterday.  I didn't too horrible but I didn't do great.

Breakfast: apple 1pt
Lunch: chicken strips (3) 5 pts., diet coke 0 pts.
Dinner: chicken breast 4 pts, peas 1 pt, tiny bit of mashed potatoes 2 pts=7 pts.
Snack: banana 1 pt, and there was something else I just can't remember
I believe I ate about 20 pts.  I didn't workout but I cleaned the whole house which is like a excercise in and of itself. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weigh in

Tomorrow is my official weigh in day but I don't like the idea of doing it on Wednesdays.  So I will weigh but then I am going to make my weigh in days Friday so on Friday I will post both weights.  (Hopefully Fridays' will be lower :)).

Yesterday I was lazy and didn't workout. But I did do some ab workouts.

Lunch: grilled chicken salad from McDonalds with half a packet of dressing 5 pts
Dinner:  spagetti with Jenny-O turkey and wheat noodles 10 pts
snack:  6 mamba candies 2 pts.
17 pts

Can't wait to see some of the others post their stories and introductions.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Family in town

So Sunday I basically took a day off.  My grandparents are here from Texas so the boys and I went to Heber to visit.  My grandma's brithday was on Father's Day so I knew we were going to celebrate her birthday and Father's day and I didn't want to not enjoy the yummy cupcakes.  So I sort of made a plan.  I worked out and I didn't eat breakfast we headed up to Heber we got there about 1 and we weren't going to at until 4 so I stopped and I got a yogurt parfait from McDonalds.  We had a delicious whole chicken for dinner with strawberries, watermelon, wheat roll, a 1/2 cup mashed potatoes, 1/4 a cup of stuffing if that, and lots of water.  Not too horrible.  The horrible part was the 3 mini cupcakes I ate.  BOOOO!!!!  But they were so good and so worth it to me!  The nice thing, I STILL lost weight.  I have weighed 163 pounds for 2 days and this morning I weight 162.4.  I will take that for sure.  Maybe jumping on the tramp with the boys helped. 

What do you do to try avoid food temptations?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Am I that Brave????

Lacey you are a brave chica!!! I am seriously contemplating putting some pictures of myself up, but I am freaking out a little bit!!! This past week and a half I have completly gone off my diet, my grandma has been really sick and just passed away. So now that things have settled down its back to the grind tomorrow. I have still been exercising at least 4 days a week, but as far as food goes, I have been on the "see food diet" cause I see food and eat it :) i have gained back 3 pounds, howcome its so easy to gain back but it took all of me to loose it????? So irritating!!!! Well I am going to do all my measurements in the morning and post them so no judging!!! Way to go Lacey!!! Keep up the motivation!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 3

Today the boys and I went to the Farmington Pool.  We were there from 12 to 4:30, then I came home and did level 1 shred.  I did the workout because I knew tomorrow I wouldn't get to workout as we are going to the widowmaker and then possibly a bbq.

Breakfast: None
Lunch: Baby Spinach salad with lite ranch 2 pts, and orange slices 1 pt=3pt
Snack: Banana 1pt, 1/2 oz cotton candy 1 pt, and apple 1 pt= 3pts
Dinner: Leftovers from the night before 8 pts
Total 14 pts or 865 calories

Day 4

I was running around all moring getting myself and the boys ready for the hill climb but I wasn't sure what we were going to be doing for lunch so I hurry and had some yogurt.  I also figured that if I wasn't quite so hungry I would refuse any temptatins at the hill climb.  We didn't end up eating at the climb.  But Cason and I shared a tigers blood snow cone yum!!!!  Cason sounds like those birds from Finding Nemo Bite, Bite.  He kills me.  The hill climb was great and it kept me away from home and snacks.  And luckily the food was pretty spendy so I wasn't tempted to go buy a cheeseburger or pizza.

Breakfast: Carb master carrot cake yogurt 2 pts
Lunch: Snow Cone at the widow maker 1 pt, 6 reduced fat wheat thins 1 pt.
Dinner: 4 slices of garlic chicken delite pizza from papa murphy's
Snacks: None
I gave up on points when I ate dinner.  I have to admit I was obsessed with how much I had gained from eating the pizza and I was so upset with myself but I was hungry and it was so good and I am still workng on self control.  But when I woke up the next morning I was I 163 the same weight as the day before.  So I no longer beat myself up and moved on.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 2

So I weighed at the beginning of day 2 (said I was slightly scale obsessed) and I was 165.0.  Yahoo down 1.2 pounds in a day.  Not typical and I KNOW it will slow down but I will take it!

I work up and was sore so I guess even though I though level 1 was easy it still gave me a workout.  I decided to do level 1 again then I did a Denise Austin Ab workout for 8 minutes ondemand.  Then for lunch I took the boys down to my mom's house and we all walked from her house to the park for a picnic and so the boys could play on the playground.  Can I just say I am not ready for the big heat up.  Though I didn't love all the rain we had been getting I did love the cooler temps.  70's I'll take 80's not so much 90's go away ha!

I tried a new recipe for diner and I must say yum!  I don't think my family loved it but they will get used to trying new things.

Breakfast: 0 pts
Lunch: baby spinach spring salad 0 pts, lite ranch dressing 2 pts. water=2 pts
Dinner:  Italian Sausage (Jenny-0) 4 pts., zucchini, garlic, and tomatos, on brown rice 4 pts.=8 pts
Snack: 2 swedish fish and mini donut (I need to stop giving in to the kids because Cason doesn't eat them then they tempt me) 4 pts.
Total of 16 pts or 820 calories.

This is what I had for dinner!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 1

So today was my first day back on the "diet"!  I really don't want to say diet though that is what it is, but more like just plan eating healthier and the way I should be eating.  I woke up and did Jillian's 30 day shred.  I have been doing level 2 and its been farely good but since I am still trying to get over a cold and still not at my full energy and still congested I decided to start with level 1.  I felt pretty easy compared to level 2.  Which is funny because I was complaining to my cousin Lindsay just a few months ago about how hard it is.  Ha what a difference a few months can make.  Anyway since I was feeling so good about it I went ahead and did the weight watchers video I have on high intensity.  Well half way through my energy was gone so I stopped.  Not bad 45 minutes of exercise after about a month of no working out. 

I got a new scale and I have to admit I am a bit obsessed with the scale this will be a post in an of itself.  Anyway I have never had a digital scale and just bought one yesterday so I have been having fun weighing myself.  Pre-workout I was 166.2 post workout I was 165.7.  Too funny but I am going to try to have more restraint and not way again until well at least tomorrow.

The nice thing about this cold is I haven't had much of an appetite.  I try not to eat until I feel hungry I am sure that is all wrong and I will readjust things but right now I am easing into it plus I am not a breakfast eater just never have been.  I am going to go shopping today and try to get some healthier food for breakfast because I know its supposed to jump start your metabolism.  So according to weight watchers for my weight I can eat 20-25 points so I am going to try to aim for 22 and double check everything this this calorie counting program I signed up for. I want to eat no more then 1200 a day.

Breakfast:  Nothing
Lunch: cup of grapes 1 point, an orange 1 pt, forkful of stroganoff 1 pt.=3 pts
Snack: 5 goldfish crackers 1 pt, and half of Cason's donut (doh) 3 pts.=4pts
Dinner: chicken kabobs with pepers, zuchini, and onions=4pts
Snack: 0
Points: 11 pts.  or 808 calories total.    Now don't get all upset I know that is bad but hey I really just wasn't hungry this cold has zapped me of my appetite which lets face it isn't going to be for long. 

My delicious dinner I grilled myself thank you!
What do you think about my goal of losing 36 pounds in 20 weeks that would mean an average of 2 pounds a week is this attainable?

Here it is....

Here are my beginning progression picutres. Can I just say this is taking my A LOT!!!!! Of courage to post these pictures. I am DISGUSTING! I am so insecure about my body that I don't even let my husband see me without clothes so for me to be letting strangers and people I know see these takes SO MUCH! So please be nice and don't be too grossed out!  (These were also without any sucking in)

Back View

Side View

Front view

And the next moment of truth....(dun dun dun)
My Measurements:
Weight: 166.2
Bust:  40
Chest:  34 1/2
Waist: 41
Hips: 44
Thighs:  26 3/4
Knees:  15 3/4
Calves: 15 1/4
Upper Arms: 12 1/4
Forearm: 9 1/4

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Taking the Plunge

Welcome to my weight lose blog. More then anything this blog is just for me but I would love it if others decided they liked it and commented. I have struggled with my weight since 6th grade. I have just turned 27 so basically for the last 15 years of my life I have been dissatisfied with my weight. And most of that time I have done nothing but be upset about it. Well its time to stop being dissatisfied and be satisfied. I am going to go from fat to fab in no time flat! Or so I hope :)

I am hoping this blog will not only help motivate me but to also help me feel accountable. I often get motivated for about a month (if that) then I let my motivation go. I don't feel accountable to anyone but myself and that hasn't been what helps me in the past I need to have some sort of accountability for what I put in my mouth so I hope this blog will become this for me.

So...Starting on June 22, 2011 I am going to end this endless cycle and I am going to get to my goal weight. I want to weigh 130 pounds. I would love to weigh less but I am going to go for something attainable, some where I have been before and once I reach that goal we will go from there. November 9, 2011! This is the date that I want get on the scale and weigh 130 pounds. If I weigh less then great but I don't want to weigh more!!! So here it goes I give myself 20 weeks to lose almost 40 pounds. Tomorrow I will take my beginning progression picture, my measurements, and my weight.

Here is the plan. I have done weight watchers in the past (post on this later) and been very successful. Its really easy for me to count my calories doing this so for a start I am going to follow the weight watchers points system. I want to workout atleast 4 times a week 5 if I can but atleast 4 times. I will do either the Jillian Micheals Shred video, weight watchers video and/or atleast 15 minutes on the elliptical. So welcome to my journey and I hope you enjoy it.