Monday, August 31, 2009

Those Pesky 18 Pounds?

I had a fitness assessment tonight at my gym. I've been going to the gym 3-4 times per week, and trying to eat healthy.

But my weight tonight? 153.


My body fat percentage? 29.4%

The means my bodyfat weights 45 pounds.


Target weight? 135 (suprise suprise).

Now, how do I get there?!?!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Miss Lab's Workout

Recently, Miss Lab over on Weddingbee posted her workout. I have been faithfully following it for a week now. And I had been doing some serious weight training before that too.


I'm not really losing any weight, but I am sure gaining muscle!

I can now bench press 70lbs. That's huge for me. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I am working my tail off.

And seeing NO results.

I tried on a skirt this morning. It used to fit. It is too tight.


I did 45 minutes on the elliptical last night and ten on the bike. Plus a lot of leg exercises.

When do I get to start losing weight?

I have started tracking what I eat on the Daily Plate. Maybe this will help? Or my mom suggested Weight Watchers. Maybe it's time. I want to lose 15 lbs. That's a lot.

My sweet fiance suggested maybe we should meet with a trainer. Maybe we should.

Sigh. Sorry for the vent. I'm just extremely frustrated...

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Holy crap it's hot outside.

I just ran two miles. I thought it would be easier since I've been running so much on the treadmill. It really wasn't. It started out easier. Probably the first mile was easier. Then - not so much.

Food today? Not great, but not terrible.

Breakfast: Strawberry Smoothie (5 large frozen strawberries, 1 banana, 1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt, 1 cup milk)

Snack: 90 Calorie Blueberry Bar (publix brand)

Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich (wheat bread and American cheese) and Cream of Broccoli soup and 100 calorie Rice Krispie Treat

Late Afternoon Snack: Half an Ezekial english muffin with natural peanut butter with honey, and a mini dark chocolate Hershey's bar

I'm still feeling full from that late snack, so dinner will probably be light, if anything.

Now if I could just start seeing that scale move!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Just Ate Cake...

...and I didn't enjoy it.

Say what!??!

I have been eating healthy the past day and a half. Really healthy. And I felt so good.

I just raided the fridge at work for a small piece of cake from our bridal shower. And I snuck half a spring roll.

And now I feel icky.

Maybe there is something to this eating healthy thing!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Detox Day

Today I am having a Detox Day. I actually got the idea from Amy's Quest to Skinny and her 15 Week Challenge.

And boy have I needed this.

After all the cake and chips and CRAP of parties (all of which I enjoyed immensely!) that scale is not looking so good. Neither is my reflection in the mirror. Nor do I feel so great.

This is what she suggested we do:

This week I challenge you to eat CLEAN for one full day. I'm not really picky about what is defined as "CLEAN" but I want to you try to avoid as many processed foods as you can.

GOOD EATS: Lean red meat, Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Dairy, Oatmeal, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Canned Beans, PB, Quinoa, whole wheat pasta, Brown Rice Rice, Lentils, EVOO, dried fruit.

BAD EATS: bread, artificial sweeteners, deli meat, bars, cereals, maple syrup, booze, packaged snacks, granola, extra salt, canned soups, anything else processed, or caffinated.

I still have no idea what EVOO is.

But I needed this today.

This morning I had a bowl of oatmeal with a couple pecans and blueberries sprinkled on top. YUM.

I'm trying to drink lots of water today too.

This is a much needed Detox Day.

Have you ever tried to have a Detox Day?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Parties Are Full of Calories

We had our honeymoon shower on Saturday.

This also means we had beer, yummy cheeseburgers, mac & cheese and banana pudding.

SOOO good.

But I am proud of us. We went to the gym on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. It helps me not feel so guilty.

I haven't seen huge results on the scale yet, but I feel myself getting stronger and faster.

My fiance tries to encourage me telling me that I am right on the cusp of seeing results. I hope he's right. :)

This morning I made a yummy strawberry/blackberry smoothie. The only problem with the blackberries is that those darn seeds kept getting stuck in my teeth.

We have another bridal shower today - and this one is being catered by Tijuana Flats! Yum. And more calories. :)