Hump day and day 3 keeping strong

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Morning ladies....

awe... look 2nd day this week blogging!!! =) Getting it in early since today could be busy busy... WE have a deadline today with our review scoring and I am complete but that means I may have to help others out! Soo....

Recap from Mondays post... I copied and pasted my goals from Monday to see how well I did:

Ok so the plan and goal for today 01/24:
1. I changed my BLOG picture to a pic of Laura and I standing up, Full Body shot from VEGAS, since at that time I was thinner and feeling really good, Still not as toned as I would like to be but in MUCH better shape then I am in now. I would like to get back to that stage w/in 45 days!!! I can do it!!! on going.... doing well...
2. This color is one of my colors for the wedding!! =) totally in wedding mode...=) Still in wedding mode... keeping me motivated.
3. I weighed in this morning at 133.4 =( goal for next weigh in is 130 sched. Wed. 02/02! sched. for 02/02
4. Run at least 2.5 miles today & eat on my plan, drink 3 liters of water today! CK - woo hoo on Monday I went for a run in Fillmore and ran 3.02 miles in 34 minutes... not to bad...and drank at least 3 liters of water!!!! I was thirsty.

Ok super happy with my goal outcome for Monday... Plus I stayed on track and ate the way I had planned for the day.

Yesterday I worked from home since Aliyah woke up throwing up at 2:15a.m. and then again at 4:15 a.m.... ahh i was tired, had a bad headache most of the morning. but it was nice cause I just got to be home with her, but worked!!! =) Soo yesterday menu was this:
Brkfst - coffee w/ creamer, P90X Protein Shake....
Snack - 1/2 protein bar
lunch - Tuna with a few ritz crackers
Dinner - 2 VERY BORING VERY DRY Teriyaki chicken breast... blah....
Water intake - 3.5 liters...

I didn't do any exercise yesterday, couldn't leave Aliyah. But I am sore from running on Monday.

Today's goals...
1. drink 3 liters of water
2. go on a walk at break time at least 1 mile
3. run at least 3.5 miles after work. Totally dueable as long as I don't stop to talk to my friends hubby. =) lol

Today's menu...
Brkfst - 4 egg whites, 1 yoke, turkey(lunch meat) 99%ff, motz cheese cooked w/ pam, coffee w/ creamer
snack - 1/2 protein bar w/ recovery drink
Lunch - SPLURGING - getting a Caprise salad w/ chk from Urban Cafe w/ water
Dinner - Talapia w/ wild rice and zucchini.

I am keeping my diet within 1200 calories per day. These first 30 days are crucial for me... I need to get the ball rolling and I think this will help. This week I plan to run all week and then next week going to start doing p90X HARD CORE!!! =)

So what are you ladies up too???

I AM BACK... and here to stay!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Good morning ladies!!!

I am super pumped today!!! Today is a new day, a new week, a new me!!!

I was MIA last week just cause I am sooo busy at work right now but that is good. BUT it is not good for my updates and my blogging... =) So.... here is my update and my plan.

When I first logged in again I think my weigh in was 133... Well for the past few weeks I have been really good at eating good through the week, and OK on the weekends... BUT have not been working out. =(* A few walks during the day that have been burning about 85-100 calories.. so that isn't bad. but I need to do more. Well I have been fluctuating between 131-133 since I first weighed in... more on the 133 side tho.

Moving frwd. Rod and I decided to give our plan a jump start and really do the FAT BURNER diet from p90 for at least 30 days... We need a boost and I think this will help. SOOOO last night. I prepared my lunch and breakfast for today, and he got a bunch of stuff to take to AV with him since they are there AGAIN for 3 days. I packed my clothes to go running tonight right after work here in VTA since it will still be light if I just do it here. NO MORE EXCUSES. Then when I get home I am going to vacuum and finish laundry, maybe sweep and mop.... More up and downs.... but the best part of this is that I am really excited about getting out there to run... Get my blood flowin and trim my damn waste line... I am running out of things to wear since none of these bottoms are fitting me. =(

MORE motivation - I FOUND MY WEDDING DRESS!!!! =) I will leave more update for my wedding email update. =) BUT for my blogging... I need/want to work on my arms and my chest area... I don't feel like it looks very flattering the way my skin/fat sits.. =) And I really want to be amazing looking and feeling. =)

Ok so the plan and goal for today.
1. I changed my BLOG picture to a pic of laura and I standing up, Full Body shot from VEGAS, since at that time I was thinner and feeling really good, Still not as toned as I would like to be but in MUCH better shape then I am in now. I would like to get back to that stage w/in 45 days!!! I can do it!!!
2. This color is one of my colors for the wedding!! =) totally in wedding mode...=)
3. I weighed in this morning at 133.4 =( goal for next weigh in is 130 sched. Wed. 02/02!
4. Run at least 2.5 miles today & eat on my plan, drink 3 liters of water today!

On the menu:
Brkfst - 4 egg whites 1 yoke, 1/4 cup of mushroom, 1/8 cup of motz. cheese cooked in PAM, 12 oz coffee and creamer... doing better on my creamer in take =)
Snack - string cheese
Lunch - HOMEMADE chef salad... water
Dinner - HOMEMADE talapia w/ wild rice... water

I am excited ladies... I am excited to get my energy back, I am excited about becoming a wife, about everything in life!!! =) Lets do this ladies...


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hey Everyone...long time, no see!!

I know, I know it HAS been a while but now that we ALL have some big events to attend this year it's time to really jump back on the wagon!! I've done pretty well thus far:

3 Donut Holes-Breakfast
Terriyaki Chicken Bowl (white rice, broccoli, and terriyaki chicken)-Lunch
Chicken (chicken and guacamole) Burrito-Dinner
Played Catch with Ryan (running around)-Exercise

Kix- Breakfast
Turkey Burger without Bun (tomato, grilled onions, bbq sauce, lettuce) and Blanched Green Beans- Dinner
Walk to my parents and back

No breakfast (bad, I know)
Ham Sandwich (ham, cheese, cucumber, tomato, tapatio0 and a small bag of Sun Chips-Lunch
Meat and Tomato Thing (FIL making Dinner)- Dinner (I may make something healthy for myself instead)
45 Min Walk-Exercise

I'm feeling good and ready to start doing a WHOLE lot better!!

Miss ya girls!!

GREAT Article

Monday, January 17, 2011

All alone!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I know you will all be back eventurally so I will keep at it here! So I weighed myself this a.m. and the news is good, I was exactly 140.00. I started back out at 141.8, then fluctuated right around the 141's for a bit, so hitting 140.00 is extremely motivating and I am hoping to be back into the 130's next week! The higher end on a short term basis of course!

Food today:

cup of soup packet- 50 calories

lunch will be: chicken with lemon and capers, green beans and a little rice. Trying to watch the carbs.

Dinner: Planning on tuna patties, I will share the recipe on my next blog but here is my tip for what I had for dinner last night:

Bulk/healthy cooking: I made turkey chili with ground turkey as I mentioned in my other post but at the same time I also made stuffed bell peppers with it to, and kept one out to eat, then froze the other 4. They are really good! I cut off the top, hollowed out the bell pepper, then stuffed them with the following mixture:

ground turkey
black beans
green chiles
canned tomato
and a little bit of shredded cheese and rice

Then baked for about 20 minutes. YUM! And they look so fancy!

You can do NO rice for low carb and if you take it easy on the cheese, use a lean meat then this is an extremely healthy meal. You could even switch it up and do kind of an Italian spin on it with a little spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, zuccini, onions and parmesean or moz. cheese.

I am doing my stair workout in just a few. Planning on 20 minutes...

Where my girls at?!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's lonely over here!!!

It's Tuesday and I am not going to recap the weekend in detail, but I had my holiday party and didn't go completely overboard, but was not as disciplined as I hope to be on a regular basis. Let's just say there were about 6 beers involved but other than that, not TOO bad!

Anyway, I did my lunch stair workout at lunch today (about 20 minutes) and food so far today:


Peach baby yogurt and about 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries

About 3/4 cup of chicken casserole (my mom made and sent it to work with me)

Small salad w ranch including: lettuce, cheese, olives, tomatoes, turkey, ham

Dinner will be homemade steak chili: lean meat with assorted beans, onion, green chiles, tomatoes. Will top with a little cheese and fresh onion, yum!

Bulk cooking note: I have some ground turkey to cook as well so tonight I am also going to make some turkey chili and freeze it for the weekend while I have everything out!

Waiting to hear from you ladies!!!

Day 3 and I'm still here! =)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hi ladies!

I'm here for a quick post before I head home for the day.

Last night I ended up going to Jenny's with Beth & Jannette and we played Just Dance and The Michael Jackson experience thingy. OMG...those games are SOOO fun! At first I was far too embarrassed to play but they all talked me into it and it was great. And I have to say I wasn't bad at it which I was pleased about (I won almost every round right Jen?) =) Anyway, if you gals are looking for something to do for exercise that isn't too strenuous but gets you sweating then this is it! I LOVE it.

I'm also happy to say that I stuck to all my meals for yesterday so yay me.

Breakfast - Whole wheat bagel w/ a couple of squirts of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray (love this stuff!)
Snack - baked chips
Lunch - Went to the Habit and I know I could have done better but I also could have done worse. Chicken sandwich w/ iced tea and I SHARED fries with Kayla.
No afternoon snack because I wasn't hungry.
Dinner - Not sure yet but it will be one of the meals that we bought for the week I'll just have to post it tomorrow.

Not sure if I'll be able to get a workout in tonight because I have MUCH to do for my last minute Mammoth trip this weekend (laundry, packing, cleaning, etc). I'll try to get something in there somehow though.

On a side note I've taken over Grace's (my old boss) workout ball that she brought to work and left to me when she left. It's great to have my own office because I can do mini exercises in here with it on a break or before I eat lunch (now I just have to actually use it - LOL). I'm also a HUGE water drinker but I'm making more of a point to get that water in throughout the day. I'm also trying to do the mini meals/snacks throughout the day to get my metabolism going. I've found that it keeps me from getting the munchies and has kept me fairly satisfied throughout the day which is wonderful!

Anyway, I'm off home to get busy with my chores but I'll post tomorrow and then will recap my weekend on Sunday when I get back from Mammoth.

Love you gals! =)

Bulk Meals

OK I just blogged about our normal stuff but wanted to share something with all of you because I am going to try and get back into the habit. I have found that being busy with life in general has made it difficult to eat healthy all the time AND by not cooking at home as often as I should, I know I am spending extra $$ that I shouldn't be.

I have found that I can prepare things in bulk and then freeze them for quick and easy meals later in the week or following weeks. Soups and stews freeze really well, chili (ground turkey chili for example). Using the crock pot is one way preparing in bulk is simple and YUMMY!

Also, just cooking up your meat (lean ground turkey, beef, pork) and freezing it in small portions will save lots of effort and time when you need a quick meal.

A couple examples I would do ahead of time and then freeze for later use:

For a good sized package of ground turkey:

Make patties to use with whole wheat buns or low-carb burgers with NO bun (freezes well)

Cook and freeze ground turkey, then unthaw and use for:

Taco salad, spaghetti, soft tacos, chili. That is 5 different meals with one main ingredient (turkey) that is really inexpensive!

Just thought I would share in case any of you can use any of these ideas to add some convenience to your healthy eating goals on a budget!


Hump Day!

Hello beautiful girls!

OK so I did my stair workout and abs yesterday during lunch and carried out the expected damage for dinner :) Sushi, water, a beer, a glass of red wine and a glass of white wine. Oh and a piece of chocolate. Worse things have happened I guess! I am trying to make up for it today though.


Coffee/creamer- OK a note on the creamer, I know the yummy flavory ones are bad bad bad BUT I have been doing the plain powder one and adding a tiny bit of real sugar and it's not bad at all. I wish I enjoyed straight black coffee but I just don't!!

1 piece of whole wheat toast w/butter
1 baby yogurt

1 veggie package soup- 45 calories

1 can of tuna w/lemon/chile powder. Not the MOST appetizing or the most horrible thing but LADIES, for 150 calories, you can get 33 grams of protein! Eat your tuna!
Salad with feta cheese, avocado and ranch dressing

Not exactly sure what is on the agenda for dinner/activity if any tonight but it will be healthy choices in the food department. I will weigh myself tomorrow...

ttyl :)

First HUMP day of 2011

Morning ladies... ok excited to be posting again... I just caught up on my reading and am up to date on where my girls are at!!! T, Laura, Jen... where you girls be? YES I am calling you out! =)

Ok so my plan on Sunday was not executed to well. lol I did start out good with my healthy breakfast, but then I got cozy on my couch curled up in a ball and next thing I knew I had a blanket on me and I was out like a light... So... that needless to say delayed, postponed, actually cancelled my p90x work out for the day. =) After I work up I really needed to get some stuff done around the house. We lagged so much on laying around we didn't get anything out for dinner.
Plus we didn't have any kids home so we were like what do you want, no what do you want.. =) I had to run to SP to take Aliyah her backpack so... we decided on Taco Bell, not the best thing in the world but hey. OH...
Tim out...
I have this really cool new AP on my phone and it is free!! LOOSE IT. It is sooo awesome I have plugged in what my goal for loosing per week then it tells me to get to that goal along with a goal weight how many calories I am allotted to have everyday!!! FREAKIN LOVE IT...
So back to my Sunday... since I hadn't eaten anything since the healthy breakfast, my 2 beef tacos, bean & cheese burrito, and 1/2 of reg. nachos and small sierra mist, still kept me under then my allotted calories. =)

So Monday came and I am decided to get FREAKING serious. I haven't had time to work out this week, just running all around, but I have been eating sooo good.
morning - coffee, and saltine crackers... forgot my breakfast
lunch- salad with grilled chicken & asada from Snappers (Free, mtg) little bit of jacks sauce, NO CHIPS, NO SODA
dinner - nada... =( i know bad.. I had to deliver some MK to my friend aka Realtor and we started chatting and I didn't get home until like 8 and had to get Aliyah to bed.. But I downed WATER!!!
breakfast - P90x Protein shake, fresh melon, fresh strawberries, coffee with creamer (by the way... I need to start using NO freakin creamer... yikes with the calories)
Lunch - Grilled 1/4 chicken, 2 pieces of tri tip, small spoonful of chilie beans, salad with ranch and 1 small piece of garlic bread (FREE another mtg) NO BROWNIES... NO SODA
1 liter of water
Dinner - 2 pieces of grilled 1/4 chicken, 1 pieces of tri tip, salad with ranch (ha took the left overs from the meeting.) WATER
Breakfast - 2 morning start sausage patties topped w/ low fat motz ch on 1 piece of wheat toast, coffee with creamer came out to 436 calories.... I have 1426 everyday.. which I think is high, trying to keep it around 1200 or 1300!!!
Lunch - another FREE day... another meeting =) on the menu are sandwiches, salad, chips and fruit salad. I am going to AVOID chips... and take the bread off!!! I will keep you posted
Dinner - ahh I don't know it is just me, Aliyah will be eating with her dad, but a chance ROD might be home. I did take a small thing of LEAN hamburger out so I might make that.

Not only am I watching my food intake but my money outtake too.. =) SO this is helping that i am trying not to spend ANYTHING that I don't need to. I need to eat the food in my casa... =)

Ok girls going to head over to my meeting now. I will be online still so i will email you all soon. Love ya!!! Keep up the GREAT work.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Last night's food was:

One soft chicken taco with cheese, cilantro, onion and cheese
Mixed veggies
a small amount of white rice


Canned hearty chicken soup for breakfast :)

Will be doing my stair lunch workout in about 5 minutes.

tomato and avocado salad with a splash of balsamic vinegar and fresh lemon juice
chilled canned tuna with lemon

snack: baby yogurt and blueberries

Well, it's not going to be great. I am meeting my friend for sushi and wine! The sushi will be fine, but the wine, well, not that great :)


Day 2

Hey girls!

Believe it or not...I'm here again for day 2!

Ok I'm going to be totally 100% honest and tell you how horribly I did last night.

So I found out late yesterday afternoon that we were going out to dinner for Nay's birthday to Red Lobster. In the spirit of trying to start a new healthy way of eating I went online to see what my healthy options were for dinner. I settled on the salmon and shrimp with rice pilaf. HOWEVER, when we got there I completely ignored my inner voice and ordered the Coconut Shrimp & Walt's Favorite Shrimp w/ rice pilaf. I also had about 3 of the stinkin garlic cheese biscuits and a Caesar salad. So on the ride home I kept telling myself I was going to do some sit ups and push ups to get SOME sort of exercise in for my lack of will power at dinner. But what did I do? Sat on my butt and played Guitar Hero. LOL UGH! I know I need to do better but at least I'm being honest. I can't completely beat myself up about it. All I can do is take it a meal at a time and try to make better choices with each meal.

So...I'm back on track for today so far.

Breakfast - Whole wheat bagel w/ light cream cheese & water
Morning Snack - 4 Wheat Fig Newtons
Lunch - Turkey sandwich on wheat w/ fat free cheese, baked chips & water
Afternoon snack - 4 Wheat Fig Newtons
Dinner - Ground turkey w/ wheat pasta, peas & sun dried tomato.

I'm also going over to Beth & Jannette's tonight to play the MJ experience & Just Dance which will be my exercise. Something is better than nothing right?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a great holdiay season now let's get back to it! I didn't eat horribly this weekend but I didn't exercise either, so.... Hopefully this week will be much better! Today for food here it goes:

Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal
lunch: garden salad and plain tuna with lemon on the side. Interesting combo I know but the salad doesn't have any protein in it so I wanted to make sure to get some.
Snack- I don't have anything but I think I will grab some fresh blueberries from my mom's when I go visit for lunch!
Dinner- probably chicken, rice and veggies

Activity- so far nothing planned because I have a laundry catch up project going on at home right now so I want to get that done first! Then maybe I can squeeze something in. I have the P90X guy's 10 minute workout DVDs that I haven't tried yet so at the very least I would love to get at least ONE in!!!!

I weighed myself this morning and the scale said 141 and some change and that is not a huge difference from where I left off after the summer but I know I looked much better back then. My goal is to lose 10 lbs this year and keep it off! I was proud of myself for losing 10 lbs in between Oct. 2009 and Oct 2010 and kept it off but need to raise the bar and get to where I really want to be.

Have a great week and POST ladies!

A New Year, A New Start

Good Morning Ladies!

Ok so I'm back. As I'm sure we're all's time for us to get our butts in gear and back to living healthy lives.

After a fairly rocky start to my new year I'm ready to get busy.

My mom and I both talked and said that we need to start working harder. We all tend to let ourselves go a little around the holidays which is normal but the holidays are over and a new year has started. So on that note we sat down, planned some meals and went grocery shopping. I'm determined to stick with it and to not fall off the wagon. After seeing my mom's results this past year (over 70 lbs lost!) I am SOOO motivated to try her way of eating for life.

Unfortunately I canceled my gym membership in Nov. I wasn't going often enough to justify the cost and I hate to just throw my money away. So I'm going to need to figure out an exercise program or something so I can get some work outs in. I still have Reese's Slim in 6 DVD so I'm going to try that out for a couple weeks and then reevaluate.

So on the menu for today:

Breakfast - Whole wheat bagel w/ light cream cheese and a cup of black coffee
Snack - Wheat fig newtons
Lunch - Turkey sandwich on wheat w/ fat free cheese & baked chips
Snack - more wheat fig newtons
Dinner - Not sure as usual but I'll post that either later tonight or tomorrow morning.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to get in a work out tonight because my cough/cold is making my head pound and I'd much rather get some sleep. Plus I'm still very sad and just feel like going home and crying. BUT I know that exercise creates endorphins so I'm going to try to at least get a few lunges and sit ups in so I don't feel like I wasted a day.

Here's to a new year and a new start!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Years my girls!!!!

So excited for 2011, 1. I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!!! 2. It's new year, 3. I am going to get fit again, 4. I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!! =)

GIRLS I can't believe it! =) So much to look forward to, planning, working out, planning, working out. =)

Ok so like everyone else, I got very comfortable in my winter coat... actually let me take that back... I got comfy making my winter coat... Because lord knows that I am sooooo not comfortable in ANY of my clothes =( really ladies I can not fit into ANY of my jeans. and they aren't tiny jeans either. It is amazing to me, how different my body reacts to bad eating and not working out then it use to. =(

I am on the fence right now for the LA Marathon. Part of me really wants to do it, it would be really great motivation and commitment to my work outs but then part of me just wants to focus on my wedding planning and fitness. so that is to be continued.

I officially started our diet today! Rod is on board, we are going to do a P90X work out later today, then going to go to the store and get some good food to make for the week. If I don't do that I will result in bad eating and that is defeating the point.

I want to fit back into my clothes and really get all my energy back. I have been so lazy and not motivated to do anything. The weather is no longer going to be an excuse either... I always say I can't go running outside cause it is dark, well I have a perfectly good treadmill that works in my back room. PLUS I have a few girlfriends that are willing to go at night too! sooo no more excuses.

I am ready girls!!! Starting P90x and diet today.... So... 30 days I will update my status in weight. Rod took pictures of me today.. YUCK...I was in a pair sleeping shorts this morning that I use to swim in, ahhhh pretty tight now. =(
Rod is back to AV this week =( hopefully this is the last one. but that just tells me I have plenty of time to work. after doing mom stuff...

Here are my stats:

Week 1: January 2 - weighed in 133.4 (the inches are what are killing me)
Breakfast - 5 egg whites w/ mushrooms & motz cheese, 1/2 cup of milk.
Lunch - TBD
Dinner - TBD

I am going to pack a lunch all week, trying to do what is on the P90 menu... Lets do this ladies... we can make this work.

Thanks you all for your support and getting back in the blogging mode!

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