Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Quick Update

Happy Hump Day! Just a quick update cause I am suuuuuuper tired even though it's only 9:30!

Food today was pretty good. Had some more of the cheese mushroom chicken for lunch but I did also have a diet coke with it. :-/ Dinner was one chicken tender and a few fried okra bites. Wow now that I'm typing this food doesn't sound as good as I thought it was lol. Oops. I did make this amazing tuna salad though for the next couple of days for lunch. It's nice to have something on hand to grab quick so I don't have an excuse to eat bad. I put in tuna, carrots, celery, red onion, avocado, a little bit of sun dried tomato pesto and a little bit of shredded parmesan cheese. The calories are suuuper low since almost everything is veggies and the tomato pesto is pretty low on calories as well. Anyways I'll be eating that for the next few days I made quite a lot. I think I'll probably eat it with some yummy crackers that my mom buys. I finally bought a water bottle that has a straw so I don't have an excuse to not drink water during the day. For some reason I tend to drink more water if I can drink it from a straw. I dunno kind of weird. Anyways lately I have been craving milk, like someone told me all cows were going extinct and if I wanted milk I better drink it now. I've always been a big milk drinker but lately I crave it all day every day and when I get my hands on some I just guzzle it down. Any thoughts as to why this might be?

Exercise today was good. I went on a 30min walk with my mom. She always walks our boxer Cassius and we used to walk our chihuahua Emmy but about a year ago she went completely blind. Well today I felt bad for her that she had to get left behind so I carried her on our walk. Now when most people think if chihuahuas they think of cute little doggies but not ours. She weighs 8 solid pounds and boy was I feeling it right away. I tucked her under my arm basically like I was a running back carrying a football. I switched back and forth from arm to arm throughout the walk so I figured it was a pretty good work out for my arms as well. And tomorrow I WILL get up in the morning to do some weight training, I think abs.

Okay, well I already wrote more than I thought I would so toodles, goodnight and sleep well everyone! :-)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How fun! Im blogging from bed via a text message!! Haha Im having wayyy too much fun with this.

Eating is getting better and Im working on getting this healthy eating thing down. I have to finally be done with fast food and soda. Last night my mom and I made this amazing cheese mushroom chicken. It was only about 250 calories per serving :-) I had some for lunch today as well (instead of McDonalds yay!) Anyways I need to go grocery shopping asap so I can get on with this healthy lifestyle change.

Exercise is good and continues to get better. My doctor told me I have 'slightly elevated' blood pressure and guess what her cure was? Lose weight. Big surprise I know. So I changed my schedule at work to come in a half hour later, this way I can get in some weight training before work with no excuses because I will have ample time.

So yeah Im tired so I shall put down this phone and call it a night.

Toodles, sleep good! :-)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Monday

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was good. I did a whole lot of nothing and a whole lot of laundry. I also saw Bruno on Friday night with a couple friends. It was amazing! :-) Very very funny but I think Borat is still a little funnier. (My friend disagrees) Anyway it was a great start to the weekend.

I had my yearly physical this morning. Weight is down 2 lbs! Yay! I wasn't sure if I was going to make the 2 pounds for the five week frenzy I'm doing but I (just barely) made it. I have to go back in 2 weeks though because my blood pressure was slightly elevated. My goal is to be 5 lbs lighter when I go back there. I love my doctor to death but sometimes I feel as though a lot of doctors don't fully believe you when you're overweight and you tell them that you are working out and eating better so you can lose the weight. I'm sure they have heard it plenty of times and not seen any results plenty of times so I guess I can't really blame them but I'm excited to show her that I really am working and I will lose this weight.

This week I will only be able to get up early to work out 1 day because I have to make up the time I missed for the doctor's appt today and I would rather make it up before work than after. I will be walking at night though, so I won't miss that part this week, it's the weight training in the morning that I will have to squeeze in another time. (Maybe after I get done from walking?)

I think tonight I am also going to do a little grocery shopping I'm thinking of making some tuna salad for my lunch the rest of the week I'm not sure though.

Anyways….

My brain is kind of hitting a wall so I should stop this post probably.

Have a great Monday, Big Brother tomorrow!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

McDonald's Maniac

So, that is officially my new name. For the past 2 days I have gone to McDonald's and gotten a 10piece chicken nugget meal with a medium chocolate shake. That's okay right? Ha, I wish. I'm my loveliest dreams maybe but not in reality.

For breakfast I had scrambled egg whites with cheese and turkey which was delicious and some toast with grape jelly on top. I may make an egg-white omelet for dinner to try to make up for the 2000 calories I've already eaten today..

Ouch..

I think I'll try to get my lazy butt in the car and drive to the grocery store tonight and pick up some food so I can get this eating plan into action. I know exactly what and what not to eat, I know portion sizes and understand the basics of calories and grams of fat and sugars etc. I just choose not to do it. Why? I'm not sure. I guess it's because my poor little self would have to actually THINK before putting something in my mouth, I'd actually have to take the time to plan out my meals, pack a lunch in the morning and ingredients to whip up some scrambled eggs at work and wow that's just too much work huh? My step-mom and I walked 4 miles last night at a pretty brisk pace so I probably burned a couple hundred calories but I just decided that hmm maybe McDonald's won't make me fatter today. Maybe they put some special pixie dust on top and suddenly it's like eating grilled chicken with veggies on the side right?

What a sad fantasy world I live in.


Do I want to lose weight? Yes
Do I want to be healthy? Yes
Do I want to look good in clothes? Yes
Do I want to be happier? Yes
Do I want to be proud? Yes

Is fast food healthy? No
Will it help me lose weight? No
Can I burn the calories I need to by watching TV? No
Can I tone up my arms and legs by sitting on my ass? No
Is it fun to be soo full that I feel sick? No


Looks pretty cut and dry folks..


I need to get my head out of my ass and get the ball rolling. NOW



Happy Hump Day!! Big Brother starts tomorrow!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Not Dead...

So I'm not dead. Ha. Good thing right? :-) I've been on blogging hiatus because I'm lazy. Seems to be my excuse for basically everything in my life huh? I've still been here reading my favorite blogs and sucking up as much inspiration as possible but I'm just too lazy to personally type up a blog everyday. Don't worry though I'm back and better than ever! (Ya, right)

Anyways...

Food sucks, exercise starts tomorrow.

I will leave you with a quote that has inspired me and hopefully you as well:

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there."
-Anonymous

Amazing I know :-)

Pray for me tonight I start my 5am workouts tomorrow!! I have made my FAVORITE song "It's Your Life" by Francesca Battistelli my alarm tone to help inspire me to actually WAKE UP. If you haven't heard this song definitely check it out! It was featured on the episode of BL when they were doing the marathon at the end. But in case you don't have time to look it up and listen here are the lyrics:

This is the moment
It's on the line
Which way you gonna fall?
In the middle between
Wrong and right
But you know after all

It's your life
What you gonna do?
The world is watching you
Every day the choices you make
Say what you are and who
Your heart beats for
It's an open door
It's your life

Are you who you always said you would be?
With a sinking feeling in your chest
Always waiting for someone else to fix you
Tell me when did you forget

It's your life
What you gonna do?
The world is watching you
Every day the choices you make
Say what you are and who
Your heart beats for
It's an open door

To live the way that you believe
This is your opportunity
To let your life be one that lights the way

It's your life
What you gonna do?
The world is watching you
Every day the choices you make
Say what you are and who
Your heart beats for
It's an open door

It's your life
What you gonna do?
The world is watching you
Every day the choices you make
Say what you are and who
Your heart beats for
It's an open door
It's your life
It's your life


Happy Monday!!