Tag Archives: Health

Need Help From My Fitness Blogging Buddies!

17 Feb
Lose weight now

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Ok, this post is mostly for my fitness blogger buddies, but if anyone has any healthy suggestions, I am open. I am getting frustrated. I have only lost 8 ponds in almost 8 weeks. I know that in theory, 1 or 2 pounds a week is healthy, but I would like to go for at least 10 lbs a month. I am looking for something to kick-start my metabolism or this whole weight loss deal.

I am lifting weights along with my cardio, so I know I am gaining muscle, but if I could get a few good weeks of some decent pound loss, I would be happy. I mean for crying out loud, I am 364 lbs, I should be shedding the pounds with the way I am working out and eating. I am sticking to my 1700 calorie/day diet and working out 5-6 days a week (30-40 minutes of cardio 6 days and 35-45 minutes of weights 5 days).

I DO NOT want to do the whole pregnancy hormone fad as that is exactly what it sounds like is a fad. Plus, there really can’t be anything healthy about giving yourself a particular hormone and only taking in 500 calories a day. I couldn’t work out, so I would lose muscle mass just doing that, and I worked too hard the last 8 weeks to build the muscle I have to ruin by something ridiculous like that. I am not crazy about the idea of some kind of gluten free, sugar-free whatever diet where I have to spend a bunch of money on “special” foods. I know I am being pretty particular for someone who is begging for help, but I have to set limits to a point.

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The Loss That Equals Gain

10 Feb

I know it has been a while, but I have been slacking in the blogging department. Well this morning I am super excited about my first measurements since I started working out. I have lost 2 pounds since Monday, putting me at 364 (8 lbs total) and down 2 1/2 inches since December 31st! 

With this loss comes a new state of mind. For the last week, all I have been able to think about is how good a 20 ounce Coke would be. Now it still sounds great, but I am determined NOT to have one (at least not yet). I am going to wait until I hit 15 pounds lost and use it as a reward.  I am so excited to be doing this now more than ever! I will be down 3 sizes come Memorial Day weekend, I am determined!

How It’s Going So Far…

7 Jan

Ok, it has been 1 week since I started going to the gym and a little over a week since I started my “life-style” change. I don’t have a new weight or pounds/inches lost, Cathy and I are waiting till her and my uncle get back from Hawaii next week to do my 2nd weight in.

I will say though, I have been kind of working my bum off though. I have gone to the gym on a regular basis, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, today, and I am going back tomorrow. Saturdays are nice though because I can just spend the hour on the treadmill or switch it up and use the bike for a little while of it. The muscle tone will be a nice change though and I am feeling it. My legs have almost a slight constant soreness to them just for the fact that they are not used to even the time I spend doing cardio. I had a pretty sedentary life style before now and am feeling so much better physically, even after only a week.

I am also thrilled to know that there are some people out there who, even after only a week, are feeling inspired by me and that in itself is some motivation to keep going. As much help as I like getting, I also really get a kick out of being able to help others as I know that weight can be a huge struggle for so many people.

Right now though, I am looking to put some new music on my mp3 player to listen to while I am working out, but I don’t think I want your typical “Let’s get Physical” type music. I want something with a faster pace that can keep me moving, but not irritate me. Any suggestions?

Motivational Eating

4 Jan
Picked up a few yummy morsels from Honore Bake...

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Ok, so I am having some issues with keeping with my caloric intake. I know, it hasn’t been that long, but I keep getting pizza, cake, pop and other fine goodies thrown my way and it is killing me! Is it a bad sign that I am struggling with my “life style” change so soon? I have always been okay with a good piece of broccoli and a sweet piece of melon, but when told to choose between that and a yummy looking piece of marble cake with whipped frosting, well, you can probably see where this is leading. Calorie killers! I need to get to the grocery store and get some good stuff to keep at work so that when I do snack, it is good stuff. Anyone want to volunteer to come with me? Seriously would take you up on the offer!

Other news on the homefront, I didn’t make it to the gym this morning for a cardio work out, but I did manage to make time to walk around the building at work with my buddy Naomi at lunch. We have similar figures, except hers is ALOT smaller. By similar I just mean we both have pear shapes, and that’s about it. Anyhow, we did take 15 minutes of our lunch breaks to walk and I needed it! I did legs yesterday for my weights and I lifted 270 lbs on the leg press. OUCH!

ATTACK OF THE FLAB MONSTER!!

3 Jan

I got weighed in on Friday and the good news is I didn’t weigh as much as I thought. The bad news is I still weigh 372! But that will soon change my friends. I have been to the gym 3 times since Friday (with 1 bed ridden day because I am so dumb I didnt drink enough water and was nasty sick!) and been keeping to my 1700 calorie a day “lifestyle change”. I do feel 110% better from yesterday and Saturday night, but got a ways to go.

I will admit though, one of my fears of potentially losing a large amount of weight at a fast pace, I will end up with a bunch of gross droopy skin! I could probably handle a lot of different effects of my weight loss like smaller boobs (I say smaller because they aren’t that big to begin with), genetic kankles (possible discovery) or even keeping my pear shaped figure. But I know I would not be able to take it if I ended up having some nasty extra skin that I can’t get rid of because I thought it would be okay to get this big and have all this extra stretched out skin. GROSS!