Sunday, November 21, 2010


  • Consistently work out for 2 weeks at least 3-4 times a week
  • Consistently work out for a month 3-4 times a week
  • Run at a speed of 5.0 on the tredmil for 30 min without stopping
  • Reach 165
  • Finally reach the 150's
  • Go three days without starches such as: pasta, breads, potatoes, white rice, fried food etc.
  • Limit my intake of starches such as pastas, breads, potatoes, white rice, and fried food to 1 serving 3 times a week consistently for 2 weeks
  • Limit my intake of starches such as pastas, breads, potatoes, white rice, and fried food etc. to 1 serving 3 times a week for a month.

I think these are enough goals to get me restarted. I currently weigh 172.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quick Update!!!

174.0...I am still too ashamed to take pictures!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Quick update!!!

I now weigh 176.0 that is 5 pounds for my first week of my challenge...I will upload some pictures sometime this week!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Before Pictures

How humiliating are these pictures I can't believe this is least I'm doing something about it!!! These were taking today after my 50 min walk/ run. I am weighing in at 179 which is just water weight I know but it is a little improvement from 181 where I was at yesterday. So here goes my self esteem:
So lets hope next week there is some improvement and after looking at these pictures I just found the will power to stay on for another week!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

6-Week Challenge

Okay I am doing a challenge to motivate myself. I will finish the challenge right before my birthday and I am hoping to lose 20-30 pounds. So exactly what will I be doing for 6 weeks...
1.) Working out 4 days a week: 2 days a week I will walk/run for 3040 min do squats, lunges, bicep curls, triceps, and crunches. For the 2 other days I will walk/ run for an hour.
2.) Eat no starches: no bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, etc.
3.) Only drink water
4.) eat a fresh fruit and vegetable with every meal
This is what I will be doing for the next 6 weeks so stay tuned for a weight loss update I plan on posting pictures so I can see my success. So I am officially starting this challenge at 181. Yeah I know I gained those 4.7 pounds back again!!! Se you next week...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thinspiration= Motivation!!!

I think the title sums it up perfectly. However Before and After thinspiration is like motivation on steroids for me. I love to see that someone else has had the willpower to stick to a lifestyle change and succeed. So here are some awesome before and after pictures and hopefully these can get me through a rough time. I am still working on getting back in the swing of things and hopefully this will give me the extra fuel I need. I'm ready I'm ready I'm ready...I'm ready to beat this demon called fat. Hopefully everyone out there has either beat that demon or they are ready too. I hope to lose more weight this coming ,175 would be awesome, and get back on track like I was earlier this year.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Just wanted to update you all I have lost 4.7 pounds. I can't believe this is a weight I am excited about this would have been a heavy weight for me a couple of months ago now I am just happy to be back in the 170's. I cannot go down this road again CANNOT!!! From now on I have to stay aware about what I'm putting in my body. Hopefully I can drop some more weight this week which im sure is all water weight but I am a person that finds comfort in the number on the scale going down. So hopefully I will have another update this week to post

Friday, May 28, 2010

okay I must go back to my old habits...but with a new outlook!!!

The types of food you put in your body will make you gain or prevent you from losing weight!!! I was reading facebook one of my classmates with an incredible body stated I think i'm going to break down and have teeny tiny hamburger. Well one comment said I haven't had a hamburger in months I understand the urge. Then this morning I just knew I had lost weight I stepped on the scale and I had gained weight and I ate dramatically less than I had been eating for weeks the previous day. However I was still eating foods that were bad for me like guacamole, a fast food hamburger and a handful of popcorn. So the strawberries and bananas I had for breakfast, the salad for lunch and the orange for a snack didn't mean anything compared to the fat I put in my body. I am not saying you cannot eat fattening foods you just cannot have them everyday. I think I have had this discussion on here before so maybe it is not you all I need to convince it is myself. I will probably lose weight fast if I switch to a healthier diet because my body is so use to the excess calories. So I am going back to what I know that eating a fruit salad for breakfast a salad or soup for lunch and a huge salad for dinner. Don't forget snacks like fruit with a glass of water. I never said I was not eating when I was dropping pounds like crazy I just was eating better. So what happens when I want that pasta for dinner...well I will not splurge until I get back down to 165 or 166 but I will make sure I stay consistent with exercise which will help my body burn those extra calories, and I will not have fast food, fried food, carbs, sweets every day or every week!!! those a splurge items that have to be eaten with extreme moderation. So today I had water, green tea, and apple sauce for breakfast and yes I am full but not stuffed like I normally get when I have eggs, grits, bacon and toast or pancakes and bacon. I think this will be the hardest thing I eve do I mean I have been combating my weight all my life and I am determined to control this before 2011 I will not fail again. So I wanna post some of my inspiration again you all know I love tearsnomore87 on youtube but here are some celebrities in the pictures above!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Okay I am not going to go back to my old habits of losing weight because obviously it is hard for me to maintain those results!!! But I do remember how much my stomach would flatten out when i was drinking water like crazy. So I am going to go back to cutting out unecessary calories from my diet by drinking water and cutting out sodas and juices!!! I also want to add a fresh fruit or veggie to every meal. These are just small changes that I hope to build on I have also been trying to stay consistent with working out last week I worked out about 3 times, this week I worked out twice so far I made a work out plan with my brother and fiance to do insanity 3 times a week and I hope to also work out in between those three insanity days for a total of maybe 4-5 days a week. I am still at about 178-179 so I am hoping to lose water weight by drinking more water and eventually actual fat by doing insanity (they are intense workouts). So hopefully Tuesday morning I will have good news. I really want to get to 174 because that use to be the highest weight I had been at I never would have thought I would be at this point and I am hoping and determined I will never get this high again...So stay tuned for results!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

If you lose weight too fast you'll gain back double!!!

Ever heard this statement?!?!? This is exactly what happened to me I got down to 164 by not using proper means to lose weight I was exercising but I was also using my ADHD medication to supress my appetite. Now I am huge as a blimp I actually got up to 181.2 yes you are reading that correctly. I have decided to just do this the right way I have been trying to exercise at a reasonable pace last time I was going twice a day. Most importantly I monitor my intake I eat because I am bored I can literally eat and snack all day and that is what lead to the weight gain. I am happy to report im back in the 170s (178) which is probably just water loss not weight loss but anything helps to keep me motivated. I hope I can finally succeed I don't want to be that FAT woman I want to be in shape and confidant in my body I want to wear a bikini on my honeymoon and look good (did I mention I am engaged) I also don't want to look like a blimp on my wedding day either so I got some work to do and some issues to sort out...Please Stay Tuned!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Updates coming soon...Stay Tuned!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

12 hour shifts!!!

I know to everyone blessed with 9 to 5 jobs a 12 hour shift seems like torture but I actually like working them. For starters I love the Hospital floor I am on (I am a nurse). Secondly if I am at home I tend to eat more because I am bored. So I decided to give you a breakdown of my diet for tomorrow...
-Raisin Bran
- 2 Slices of Turkey Bacon
-Green Tea
-Green Apple
-Turkey Sandwich on wheat
- Banana and Strawberry Salad

That is a ton of food and barely any calories...So if you happen to struggle with your weight and hunger has kept you from losing it look into incorporating more fruits and veggies to keep you satisfied and you should notice a huge change around the middle.

Friday, January 29, 2010

No new pictures...Until V-day!!!

So the title of my post really summed it up. However I did want to explain, currently I am at 163 (yay!!!) that is a total of 11 pounds since I started back on January 11. I do have before pictures posted on my August 3 blog but I never finished that weight loss challenge. This year something clicked in my head and I have been just motivated and even surprising myself sometimes. For instance, I have been working out more like skinny people I go to an hours aerobics class then walk for 3 miles after. I am watching what I eat constantly trying to pick healthier choices so I always pack fruit for snacks so I am not tempted. The saying is true that if you do something for 21 days it becomes a habit and slowly my new lifestyle has become a habit and I am excited about it because I don't feel like I will fall off the wagon this time. Yes I understand I might go on vacation and eat really bad but when I get back I can go straight back to my routine of eating right and exercising. This weekend was an excellent example I visited my boyfriend in Memphis, TN (can't wait till he is back here) and I ate bad I had a cheese burger, fried rice, pasta, and hot wings in the span of four days. So I had gone down to 164 but after that weekend I was up to 167 now I am back to 163 in the course of a few days. My goal is to be 162 by Sunday and I want to lose 3.5 pounds over the next 2 weeks to weigh 155 by valentines day. So you will not see any pictures of me until valentines day.1 because I can tell a difference in my body now but it doesn't show on camera in my opinion. 2 my boyfriend usually takes the body shots and he is away and has the camera. So valentines day you will get to see my progress. So until then please stay motivated and I will try too!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Quick Update

Hi Everyone,
I am back and happy to report I have reached my first 10 pound goal I am officially weighing in at 164 pounds. Yes I do owe you a picture but unfortunately I have to find my camera first. I think ten pounds is always easy for me to lose then I gain it back but if I can stay motivated this go round I know I can accomplish another 10 pound weight loss in hopefully the same amount of time. I have learned some slightly motivating things from this 10 pound weight loss. Keeping track of what I eat, not weighing myself everyday, and making working out part of my plans instead of whenever I have free time helped me stick to my goals. So what are things that help motivate you to stay on track when trying to lose weight?!?!

Here is some fitness inspiration for you it is my BOYFRIEND!!!
So if you are wondering "WHO" motivates me to get into have your answer!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My goals!!!

I'm still Hanging in there at 169 so I figure from this I can make my weekly weight loss goal. I believe a realistic one is 3 to 5 pounds per week. This goal will only be realistic though if I stick to a healthy diet and continue working out. I have cheated some this week but that will all change in the next few weeks. If my friends wedding was not motivation I have even more motivation now, the week directly following the wedding is spring break and I am going to Vegas. From this day forward I have exactly 9 weeks or 63 days. So lets do the math...
3 pounds a week= 27 pounds
4 pounds a week= 36 pounds
5 pounds a week= 45 pounds
I honestly think 45 is a little steep for such a short amount of time but would put me close to my overall goal to lose 50 pounds. I believe if I could be in the 140's which would be closer to a 3 pound a week weight loss I will be happy for any extra. Now with all that established I still promise to post a pic of me at 164 and every 10 pounds after. Until next time I hope this gives you a little thinspiration...

Check out the video at this address it is an amazing weight loss journey that took place over 6 weeks. When you finish check out the rest of her page because she lost even more weight!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Quick Update...Ultimate Goal Weight

Just wanted to let everyone know I am still at 169 would love to be 166 by tuesday morning!!! I am a little nervous there is a big ice storm headed to where I live so my aerobics class was cancled this evening and the gym is closed all day tomorrow and I don't know how I am going to work out now to burn some calories. We have digital cable so I am hoping to find a workout hopefully for tomorrow!!! I might have to stick to all fruits and veggies until I can get back to the gym. So tomorrow I will let you know how my lack of exercise today has effected my weight loss I just hope I can get down to 150 at least by March 12. My ultimate goal would be 145 for March 12 and 120 for my overall weight loss goal!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Insanity™ Workout Reviews & Product Information | Interval Training | Extreme Fitness Results

Hi i'm back and i'm still on the band wagon but it is only day 3 so let me make it to week three and I will really have something to write home about!!! I feel accomplished though I went to step aerobics today and I see how out of shape I have gotten from the middle of last year when I was working out regularly. However, I am still proud of the fact that I went to aerobics and I feel the need not to be one of those people that show up the first of the year and after the first or second week they don't show up so I plan on seeing weight loss and working out through to the end...on the working out end that is never ending so I have to always keep this up,which is just three days a week. I know your thinking I probably need a little more working out to reach my goal by March 12th and that is where this comes in (click on the link to find out more information):
Insanity™ Workout Reviews & Product Information | Interval Training | Extreme Fitness Results
My brother asked me to join in with him and his friends to take the 60 day challenge and that is actually about all the time I have so I figured why not?!?! So my aerobics class meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and I decided I can do the insanity workouts on the days I do not have aerobics. These workouts are in the neighborhood of the P90X system and were created by Shaun T the guy that did Hip Hop Abs so I can't wait to get started. So check back for my results... In other news I ate in my opinion fantastic today, just see for yourself!!!

Breakfast- Banana and Green tea with lemon
Lunch- 1 serving of Campbells' Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup (about 70 calories per serving) and a side of mix vegetables
Snack- mixed veggies and green tea with lemon
Dinner- Ceasar Salad with grilled chicken
(With every meal and snack I have three cups of water)

The most exciting news however is that I lost another pound (I know it is just water but still whatever keeps me motivated) I am now at 170.
So stay motivated and feel free to leave all the advice you want and criticism if you feel the need!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

I feel Bad for posting this...Diet Buddy Needed!!!

No I don't feel bad for needing a diet buddy, but I do want one so if anyone is really interested in losing weight and wants someone to communicate with for support I am here. Just post a comment or email me and we can start/complete this Journey together. So on to what I feel horrible about...I have gained weight this morning I weighed in at 173 and tonight I was 171. Additionally I am setting a somewhat weight loss New Years resolution, but mine is to actually complete or succeed in weight loss versus to lose weight this new year. So of course I have started with a mini goal and that goal is to be at least 20 pounds lighter by my friends wedding I have to be in on March 12. My ultimate goal is to lose a total of 53 pounds by a combination of healthy eating and working out. Today my eating consisted of...

A banana and tea
Baked chicken and wild rice
A orange
So I ate okay most people would think I needed to eat more but in my defense I woke up late today around 1:30 and went back to sleep because I have a cold. What I feel bad about was I slept through my aerobics class. So my mini goal for tomorrow and the next couple of weeks is to work out as I have planned. So I hope to post frequently with great updates and more interesting topics. I want to leave you with a little weight loss/ Fitness inspiration:
Anna Lynne McCord

Gretchen RossiThese are my fitness inspirations leave a comment with your fitness inspiration and I will do a post on their exercise routine and diet. Until the next post stay motivated!!!