Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Weight- 114
Exercise- none-i was on a cruise!

ok, the cruise was wonderful, but i probably ate over 2,000 calories a day for a week. In fact, lets make that 3,000 because of th unlimited room service. So basically i gained weight and now i have to lose it again.

in better news the cruise was wonderful! i went parasailing, and snorkeling, and shopping, tubing down a river with a 25 foot cliff jump halfway through. the food was fantastic, and they did nothing but spoil us for 7 days. I can;t even describe how fun most of it was!

but now back to the grind, and hopefully the diet.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Weight- 198!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exercise- curves! not today though because today the pool is open!
Calories-today so far 890

All kinds of good news today! First of all i am under 200 pounds! yay!!!! hopefully i will never see 200 again. I also think you can actually tell that I have lost weight around my waist, and even if you can;t tell, I FEEL like i look smaller so that is what matters!

Other good news-the pool at my complex is finally open! This is great because i love to swim so i will do it all the time and also I can get my tan before my cruise in August.

I also started doing a volumetrics eating plan which is about eating high volume low calorie dense foods. To boil an entire book down to a sentence this means I increase my high water content and high fiber content food intake. This works really well for me because that means i am never hungry. I can also eat my favorite things, I just need to find a way to add fruits or veggies to them so that way I consume less calories in the same portion size. So far I love it and it is working well! We'll see if I am still saying that after two weeks(thats when I know I can stick to something)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Weight Loss via Blogger

Weight- 204
Exercise- none
Calories-none yet, just woke up. but theya re coming!

ok, it's been a long time since I have posted and this won't work if I don't post. Finals are over so noe I don't have school as an excuse for three months(excuse for not posting or for not exercising.)

I did join curves during my hiatus from blogger. I really like it, but I haven't been in two weeks. the first week I was sick, and last week was finals so I really didn't have time to go. This week no excuses! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday off to curves I go.

The only bad part is that they close for lunch between 130 and 3 pm and soon I will get off work at 1 in the afternoon. That means I have to go home and wait almost 2 hours before I can go in. An ideal would be to be able to go to curves right after work, then go home and play in the pool for a while to relax. Then go home. As it is, I will have to try and get my lazy bum off the couch once it has been plastered there for two hours after I get home.

It's a gorgeous day here so I am going to go for a bikeride, but I can;t wait until the pool is open! And I will post once I go to curves tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Why Do We Really Want Men to Admit They're Wrong

Weight- 208
Exercise- some simple weight exercises
Calories- none so far today

So this post isn;t really about my weight, but I can't think about that 100% of the time!

I have a friend (male) who has a habit of being late. He doesn't really do it on purpose, it's just like he does all this other stuff that keep pushing back his arrival time until he finally walks in the door. He did this again this morning. Of course we got into a little bit of an argument over it, and he asked me "OK, you're right, you're right! Does that make it all better?" (or something like that, you get the point)

That is a valid question. If we already have an apology, why do we want to hear that we were right? Isn't the apology alone an admission of that? What does the "rightness" matter after that? Does it change what just happened? No. So what I realized is that the admission that we are right is something I really want when the offense is something the other person does regularly. And I don;t want theadmission that I am right because of some ego trip, or as some weird admission that it won;t happen again(because if it has already happen 110 time, why would we really expect the 111th will happen any differently?)

Really, it is just to make future arguments over that thing easier. It means that the next time we won't have to try to convince that person they were wrong, using debating skills worthy of the Harvard Debate Team to convince them just to issue the two little words "I'm sorry". It is because the next time(and hte 1000 times after that) they do that thing, whatever it happens to be, instead of arguing you can just say "Remember the last time this happened?" Get them to remember they told you you were right, and viola! We have an insta-apology. Just add water and stir. So the apologies are for the past, the admission of correctness is an investment for the future.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This Will Never Work at Current Usage Levels

Weight- 208.5
Exercise- three times this weekend, but not yesterday
Calories-who knows?

I created this blog as a way of keeping myself accountable. I have found that if I don;t have a way of doing that I tend to be a slacker. I tedn to always be exercising "tomorrow" and counting calories but forgetting to add in the dessert. If I only post on this once a month it will never work. So from this point forward I should post at least 3-4 times a week.

Stress-I do tend to eat a lot when I am under stress. And right now I am in the two hardest classes I have taken at school so far(that isn;t to say they are impossible, but I actually have to study for them) and I am trying to find a place to move to. I want to move with a roommate and save money, but on the other hand I don;t really want a roommate. I guess I can;t do the save lots of money thing and do the no roommate thing so sacrifices must be made. Unfortunately, trying to pick between the two completely stresses me out so I eat. And then I don;t sleep so I am tired and use that as an excuse not to exercise. It's a never ending cycle. Somehow I need to figure out how to destress, but being me I am not sure what not being stressed out looks like.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

December is Not a Good Month

Weight- 208
Exercise- none

December was not a good month for dieting. Classes ended and since I wasn;t heading to class on Tuesdays and Thursdays anymore I didn't always head to Marie's place exercise. Exercising was sporadic at best. Eating was out of control, and not because of typical holiday binging. I just ate. Whenever and whatever I wanted. Mountain Dew entered my body more frequently than it should have. I weighed myself few times, and while I did manage to go down(I hit 206) and then back up(to the current 208) I have no idea how I possibly lost any weight.

So it is now time to get back on the wagon. And i am not doing this in any type of New Years Resolution type of way. Resolutions don't work for me. I tend to stick to them for a couple of weeks and then let them fall by the wayside. This is just a continuation of what I was doing before. A resurrection of intentions if you will.

My friend Paul sent me a great article(http://health.msn.com/dietfitness/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100151729 ) and as I went through it I think this is full of good ideas. I really like how it encourages habits, but does not try and encourage you to do everything at once. The only one I don;t think I can do is the waking up the same time every day of the week, including weekends. I get up at 4:15 in the morning and I do not want to get up at 4:15 on saturdays and Sundays no matter how much weight it could help me lose. The other hard one will be eating breakfast every day, but I need to.

I am starting the accountability with this blog. I will not let it go a month again. That is a sign I wasn;t really into health and weight loss for a month. I need to be focused and I am back on the wagon. As soon as I finish this Mountain Dew in front of me.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Exercise-43 minutes w/Susan(not counting stretching at the end)

Today I went to Maries and we did Susan Powters Lean Fit and Healthy. This video is LONG. 43 minutes of straight cardio. I had trouble keeping my arms going at full speed, and sometimes going at all, but we both worked our butts off! Unfortunately, not literally.

I think that I want to stop putting my weight on this. Instead, I want to put my measurements up. but first, a mesauring tape must be purchased! Maybe today.

My friend Paul sent me some interesting health articles in the last week. In them, I learned that I shouldn;t necessarilly be eating low fat or fat free salad dressing. Apparently you need fat with the salad in order to absorb all of the nutrients. The secret is to just not DRENCH you salad in the regular dressing. Too bad! I love drenching my salad.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving Gluttony

Weight- 110.5
Exercise- going to later today

I went to my parents over thanksgiving. I was there for 5 days, and i ate a lot and didn't count a single calorie. To make matters worse, I didn;t exercise either. My mom even went to the gym once and asked me if I wanted to go. I told her no. I could have gone and just walked on a treadmill, but i didn;t. I stayed at the house and played my nintendo ds. Yeah, I was a lazy bum.

But, I am back in Michigan now, and it is time to get back on the horse so to speak. I am going to do my biggest loser workout in about an hour, and I am on track to make my calories today. It was just much harder to do when I wasn;t in my own home with my own kitchen stuff around me.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Weight- 210.5
Exercise- 35-40 minutes cardio/weight training intervals

Yesterday was a pretty good day for me. I worked out last night with my friend Marie, and I could definitely feel the effects of the previous days of exercise. My arms felt like they were about to fall off from the beginning of the video instead of halfway through. I had to modify the exercises much more than I had the days previously. Today my shoulders ache, my butt muscles are sore, my inner thighs hurt, and my upper back muscles feel abused. It kind of sucks to hurt like this, but at the same time, it feels good to know that I was finally this active.

I think I will be taking today off from exercising though. If it hurts too much to even raise my arms all the way I don;t see how I could have an effective workout. Maybe I will jsut do a few minutes of ab work(the one muscle group that isn't yet sore) and call it a day.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Weight- 210.5
Exercise- 35 minutes cardio/weights

I have no idea how many calories i consumed today because i went to see a movie(stranger than fiction-it was good!) and ate cheese fries, corndog nuggets, and had a mt dew. I have no idea the serving size i ate so i have no idea the amount of calories in it. Knowing how many calories are in one ounce of "American Cheese Food" (94) I would have to guess that at about 300 calories. This was at a Nathans, and a regular Nathans fries have 547 calories, I had a large, so lets guess that at 700 calories. And the Nathans corndog nuggets are 351. Mt Dew is 270 calories for a regular bottle, and that is probably a little less than I had at the theater so I will guess that at 350. So in that one indulgence I had probably 1750 calories. Needless to say this was a horrible day for me foodwise.

In better news, I have now exercised 4 out of the last 5 days which is about a new personal best for me. My butt hurts when i walk a little, mt arms feel like jello, and if i do one more squat I might fall over, but it feels GOOD. It feels good to finally be active. I just hope I keep it up. Scratch that, I know I will keep it up. After all, I am a future size 8!

I did a new exercise video today(not new, but new to me). It's Susan Powters Burn Fat and Get Fit. It has a slightly intense warm-up. Once you get into the video it is 3 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of strangth training back and forth. I will say that she has the modifications in this one, but I was able to ALMOST do it without modification. There were a few parts where you were moving your arms up and down during the cardio, then went to the weights, then back to the up and down in the cardio and my arms just needed a minute to rest. So i did some of it at halftime, and some with no arms, but I tried really hard to only modify when i NEEDED to, as opposed to when i WANTED to. If I had done what I wanted I would never have gotten off the couch in the first place!

The other thing I got in the mail today is the Biggest Loser Comlete Calorie Counter. And it came just in time because it jsut HAPPENS to have nathans calories counted in it. So now I know exactly how many calories I consumed at the movies. I really wish I had this book BEFORE I went to the movie. If I had, there is no WAY I waste 1,000 calories on cheese fries. Oh well. Too late now. Next time i will consult the book before I eat instead or regretting it later.