Wednesday, May 9, 2012

7 weeks down

Well total weight loss for the first 7 weeks is 12.4 pounds and 21.5 inches! I wanted to do some new full body shots but I wasn't able to get any taken yet. I added a new head shot in the photos page. I can really tell the difference in my face now.  My appetite is next to nothing too. I never thought I would get to the point that I could forget to eat. Also, I can get by on a lot less food now. I used to feel unsatisfied after a small portion and now a large portion seems unimaginable. I use tiny plates to eat dinner on and that seems to be helping. I still fill the plate and I feel like I got a good sized meal in without overdoing it.
I am proud of my ability to ward off fast food and junk food also. The only fast food I have allowed myself to have is Subway since they have the healthy choices and nutrition counter right there. I have not had alcohol either, it just isn't worth it! I repeated phase 1 of the body revolution program and this is my last week of phase 1 (again) so I will be starting phase 2 and summer semester at ISU. It will be keeping me busy but the busier I am, the better I do. Less snacking and more movement.
This is also TOM's week to visit. I have not gained the water weight that I have in the past, so i am looking forward to starting Phase 2, I will most likely be repeating that phase as well, that will take me to the end of my summer semester. It works out perfectly with my schedule.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Finals week...

Well I have been a lump on a log this week as far as working out goes. Worked out 2 times this week and that is it. I have been studying for my final exam and writing papers. This weekend I am going to bite the bullet and do my measurements again.  I haven't done them in nearly 5 weeks, I hope to see the numbers go down. I hit a plateau for the last 3 weeks, no pounds lost. Well this week I jumped on the scale just to see where I was at since I have been slacking on my workouts, and I was down 4.4 pounds!! I have been sticking to my diet and my appetite has been nearly non existent.  I have been eating 2 scrambled eggs, with cheese, Canadian bacon and spinach mixed in for breakfast, some kind of salad for lunch, Greek yogurt for snack and protein and carrots for dinner. My water intake could be better too, still working on that one. I hope that I don't have a sudden gain on Sunday and gain the 4 lbs back.
TOM is coming to town soon, I was able to avoid the bloat last month and not gain anything. I hope to repeat that this month as well. I will post my results on Sunday, here's to hoping for LOW numbers! I will post new pics too, I haven't updated them in a while.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Good bye dance class!

I had the last session of class for my beginning dance class this afternoon. I enjoyed the class, but I am happy to have it done with. I was getting very sore heels from jumping and leaping barefoot on a hardwood floor.  I did get some of the best stretches I have ever had. I will continue to use my daily stretch DVD in place of the dance class. Big changes coming soon to my work/school schedule. It will make things a little easier for me. I won't be getting home quite as late and I will be doing 2 classes at a time rather than 3.
Doing good on workouts and dieting this week. Back on the band wagon and ready to see some results.  I hope I can report a loss of either inches or pounds next week. As a non-scale victory, my wedding ring is getting too big for me. I had it taken out after my second child was born and it is getting big enough I do not want it to fall off my finger! I don't want to rush into getting it re sized just yet since this is only the beginning of my journey, but it is still pretty exciting!

Monday, April 23, 2012

whoa there...

Well I did 3 workouts last Tuesday and during my dance class that day, I injured my big toe. Well I took the rest of the week off from physical activity to let it heal. I was planning on getting back into the workouts this morning, BUT my house was so hot last night I could not sleep until 4 AM! I was so tired when I got up at 6:30 to take the girls to school that I came back home and slept from 8 to 11; I really needed it, I am still super tired though.
Last weekend was also my 12th anniversary. SoOo, I went out to dinner and grabbed some McDonalds for lunch one day. I went with healthier options, but still went over my calorie limit for those days. Even with working out and cheating on my diet, I didn't gain anything this week. Phew!
So my goal for this week is to find a way to cool off my house so I can get some sleep tonight, get up early enough to not only get my workout in, but to make my dinners and lunches for the week. It prevents the fast food and what not. Also, pounding the waters! With the higher temps, I can feel my self getting dehydrated.
I am glad I took a little vacation form the workouts, for the first time in 5 weeks I do not have any sore muscles.
***I did mow my lawn for an hour yesterday, I will gladly count that as a workout! I was sweating buckets and a lot of upper body work to dump all the grass and push the mower around. Every little bit counts right!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pete and Repeat were in a boat....

and Pete fell out, who is left? Well, I have decided to do Phase 1 again, thanks to all of your advice and comments. Thank you all for your input.  It will work out really well with my work/school schedule to do it that way also. Instead of doing workouts 1 and 2 for the first 2 weeks and then workouts 3 and 4 for the last 2 weeks, I am going to do all 4 workouts every week, for 4 weeks. That way I will be doing a different one every day and I will get a good variety of exercises. I did not lose anything this week. I was so disappointed that I did not do my measurements either. At least I did not gain though, so that is good I guess. I did stray from the diet plan a bit, but I didn't think it was that bad. So this week I am really going to cut down on calories, dairy, and fat.
Still struggling with water intake too. Just can't seem to get it down. I think that has been an issue for me all of my life. I just don't like drinking water. Going to try and do the 1 cup per hour thing again, maybe the smaller amounts will help get more in me.
I have been extra stressed this past week too. School is nearing finals and I need to wrap up a few projects, work will be shifting gears to head into summer semester, and I have been battling grief all last week. Well this week too, for that matter. I just can't get enough restful sleep and I think that has played a factor in my weight loss too. I go to the doc for my yearly check up on Thursday. I do not remember what I weighed that last time I was in. I am pretty sure I have lost around 15 pounds since then, I will ask the nurse when I go in. Maybe that will be somewhat of a motivator also.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Week 4 and some thoughts

Well this is supposed to be my last week of Phase 1 of the program, my husband was watching me do my workout the other day and he suggested that I repeat phase 1 before moving on to phase 2. The reason for this is that he noticed that I am struggling on my form and balance. I am also not doing as many reps as the people in the video. Should I perfect the base workouts before moving on? Should I move on and just do the workouts the best I can, even if I am not doing them as well as I should? I am not sure what to do on this. I posted this same question on you tube and I was told to move on to phase 2 and just do what I can. I do not like only doing half of the workout, it feels like I am not getting my full benefit that way.
Still going good on the diet, I must have a very slow metabolism. I noticed that it takes 2 or 3 days for foods I eat to catch up with me. I could go into detail, but I won't. Just noticing that it takes 2 days after eating corn, for example, to make an appearance.  I wonder if that is normal, it didn't used to be like that when I was eating like crap all the time.
TOM finally left town, so I am curious to see if I got the normal 3 to 5 lb weight gain that I usually get. I have felt a little bloated but not too bad. I had a terrible headache yesterday, so I did not really stick to my diet plan. I just ate what was quick and easy. Some left over potatoes for breakfast, ricotta cheese and nuts for lunch and hamburgers and tater tots for dinner. I went over my calories a bit, but I still got a workout in before bed and I did the "power stretch" afterward. I feel sore today, but not terribly. Well I will be anxiously waiting for your response, I don't trust you tube comments as much as I like the comments from my blog.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Week 4 update

Week 4 is well underway. I did a full body stretch workout before workout 3 yesterday. I think it really helped. I thought I might be pushing myself a little too hard, I was having some pain in my right quad, I did the stretches and the pain went away completely. So I am going to continue doing the stretch DVD before the workouts. There is also a night time stretch that I am going to do tonight before I go to bed. I have a lot of stress and emotional stuff going on right now and I think that will help me relieve some of it.
I had to go to a funeral for a friend today. He was 1 day short of turning 40 when he passed. It was a very difficult service to be a part of. He has 3 young children and a wife he left behind. Due to that, I missed my workout this morning, but I will pick up again tomorrow. It is odd how emotions can drain your body so much; I am exhausted.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Week 3 wrap up and Week 4 Day 1

Well the weekend was not exactly optimal conditions for good eating and working out. Saturday, I found out a friend of mine passed away. I was so sad, I am still sad, but I drank a beer and went out to dinner with a friend to sort out my grief. Then Sunday was weigh in day, even though I missed 2 workouts last week, I lost 2.6 lbs. That brings my total loss to 8 lbs in 3 weeks. I did not lose any more inches this week, but TOM showed up today, so I expect my weight to be a little off this week. I was naughty and cheated a bit on Easter Sunday too. I had some Easter candy and went to my in laws' for dinner. It was good, but I kept my portions under control at least.
I started off fresh this morning and did workout 4 rather than workout 3, since that is the one I missed last week. I am just going to flip slop the workouts for this week so my muscles get worked evenly. My diet has been good today. I am cleaning up the last of my leftovers from last week. Gotta use it all up! I would love to be able to lose 4 pounds this week, that would put me at a 12 lbs loss for phase 1 of the program. I think I can do it if I stay on track all week.
My friend's funeral is Wednesday, it will be a rough one. He was too young to die with 3 young kids, ages 13, 8, and 1. He did not take good care of himself and he was overweight and that led to other health problems. It really puts things into perspective for me and why it is so important to take care of yourself. The body can only handle so much abuse before it fails.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Week 3 Day 4

I did workout 3 today for my second time today. I am pleased to say my performance improved greatly. I was able to do all of the moves, not all of the reps, but at least I got the moves down.  I also increased my weights from 3 to 5 lbs. I felt like my shoulders might rip off off my body at one point! Next time I get to do workout 3, I will keep the 5 lb weights and do all of the reps!
I feel myself getting stronger each time and my desire to cheat on my diet it fading away. Instead of craving junk food or sweets, I find myself craving water, cheese or milk. I feel a lot better about grabbing a cheese stick than a candy bar.  I am learning to listen to my body better too. I was really run down and tired yesterday morning. I skipped my cardio workout and took it to work with me. I had intentions of sneaking it in at the office or at the least when I got home from work. It didn't happen, I was so tired by the time I went home I just went to bed. I woke up this morning refreshed and really kicked ass on today's workout. I believe that my muscles needed a rest and I performed better because of it.
I also did my dance class today. It was a lot of stretching on the fitness ball. It felt wonderful, I never wanted the class to end. I am going to miss that class when the semester is over in 3 weeks.
My diet has been pretty dang good today too! I had eggs, a small bit of cheese, potatoes, and a slice of bacon scrambled together. Portion size was ideal and it gave me a ton of energy for my workout. Lunch and snack was homemade veggie soup. It is 200 cals for a 1 1/2 cup serving. Yummo! Dinner is another turkey burger with roasted veggies. (One of my favorites)  Water intake is up today and my attitude is upbeat.
I am a bit nervous for TOM (Time Of Month) I normally gain 5 lbs of water weight and I swell up like a balloon. I take water pills just to fit into my shoes, now that my diet has improved I am curious to see if I get the same symptoms.
My you tubers are really falling off the wagon, I can tell when they stop posting videos. I understand why they give up, I have done it many times myself.  But not this time, I want it much more than ever before. For the first time, my head is in the right place. I wanted to give a shout out to my girl Nanette, she is such a great example for me and a good friend.  Love ya, lady!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Week 3 Day 2

Today was workout 4 and my dance class. Workout 4 was a lot of weights but easier than workout 3, that is certain. I was happy that we did a lot of stretching in dance class. It made me realize this class is over in 4 weeks and I am going to need a good stretch after all of this working out. So I went on to collage video.com and ordered a DVD. It is called AM PM Full Body Stretch, it had great reviews. I think my husband and daughters could also benefit from using it. My girls love to workout with me but the JMBR is too hard for my 5 year old and my 8 year old wears out a quarter of the way through it.
Since my husband recently had back surgery, he will be doing a month of physical therapy in about 3 weeks. Some light stretching will help him get back into shape. He has been very limited in mobility since January and he is not due to return to work until June. So that will be approximately 6 months of his muscles withering away.
My diet has been great this week, sticking to the kick start plan.  I like the meals better and I really want to lose another 12 lbs in the next 2 weeks. That would put me down 20 lbs before I start phase 2 of the plan. I noticed that one of the 4 you tubers I watch doing this plan has quit and the other has not posted any videos in 4 days. The only one still going strong is my girl, carlys32! She is doing better on the meal plan than I am, but her weight loss has dropped of quite a bit. it makes me work harder because I don't want that to happen to me!
Water intake was crap today, will do better tomorrow hopefully.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Week 2 Wrap Up and Week 3 day 1

Well I am onto Week 3, I am excited to report my weigh in results for week 2.  No lbs lost, but another 6 inches down. Total for the first 2 weeks is 7 lbs and 16.5 inches.  I freely admit that my water intake and diet were not what I had hoped for last week. At least I didn't gain, I consider myself lucky for that.
For week 3, I am going with pretty much the same diet plan as the kick start week. Eggs, asparagus and Canadian bacon for breakfast, veggie soup and 1 chicken tenderloin for lunch, Greek yogurt for a snack and back to turkey burgers for dinner with roasted veggies. It is more strict than what I did last week, but i read that phase one can shed up to 20 lbs, so I want to get close to that.
I am so freaking' excited about losing inches and a pant size I can hardly take it! It is more than enough motivation to continue and stay true to the diet. I also noticed walking to class is easier and I can feel muscle definition in my shoulders and upper back.
Workout 3 kicked my butt today though, looking forward to what workout 4 brings tomorrow. I am also back to working out in the morning after i take the girls to school. I prefer to workout in the morning, sets the mood for the day for me.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Had better days...

Well I had a terrible day yesterday. I ended up going to bed early and I didn't do my workout yesterday. I didn't even eat dinner last night or breakfast this morning. I ate a sandwich for lunch. Water intake was not great either. Yesterday was an all around fail from about 4:00pm--on. I am going to do a workout today and tomorrow and rest on Sunday and hopefully the weigh in on Sunday won't be a gain.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Week 2 update

Well I haven't posted in a few days, so I thought I would give a little update as to how my week is going so far. I am still on track with my workouts. It is a little bit harder to do them in the morning since my shift changed at work. I am doing them at night and I certainly sleep better. I am also having a harder time sticking to the Fat Burning Meal Plan. My family does not like most of the dishes on the meal plan, although, I did get them to eat turkey burgers on whole wheat buns for dinner last night. Tonight, I will attempt Talapia and roasted veggies. My girls like fish so the hubs will be the difficult one to please. His doctor told me that he needs to improve his diet, so I always have that in my back pocket. I just need to keep the salt shaker out of reach.
Water intake is getting harder. I think it has to do with not working out in the morning. It seems like I drink more water when I start the day with a workout, if I do the workout at night I drink more water then and I have to get up in the night to go to the bathroom!
On a positive note, I can feel myself getting stronger. I am able to keep up with the reps on the workouts and I am able to work on my form rather than just keeping up. It is a nice feeling. I can feel my muscles taking shape beneath the layer of fat and I am into a smaller size pant. A size that I haven't been able to wear since last year. I am keeping my size 20 jeans though, that way I can stand in one pant leg for my People Magazine cover! HA!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Confessions...

Well, I have a few confessions to make. Turns out that I am human and I am not brimming with will power as I had hoped. I had a glass of wine Friday night, alcohol is not permitted on the diet, but I limited it to one glass and I enjoyed it. Saturday I gave in to temptation at the movies and had about 1 1/2 cups of popcorn in place of lunch. I had a fat/carb overload and it made me pretty sleepy so I ended up having a diet mt dew while I was making dinner. The meal I prepared was also off of the meal plan, but I had small portions. The calorie count was 400, same as what the meal plan suggests my dinner should be. My family did not want to eat what I had planned from the meal plan and I was too tired to cook separate meals.  Bad Bad girl!
Sunday was weigh in day. I am pleased to report a 7 lb loss for the week and a loss of 10 inches overall. I was happy with that! Jillian states that you can lose 1 dress size in a week on the kick start plan, well I am back into my pants I had just grown out of a month or so ago. So I guess she was right about that!
Sunday was a family potluck style BBQ, there wasn't a whole lot of meal plan friendly dishes there so I stuck with 1 boneless skinless chicken breast and the green salad that I brought for my dish. I was able to resist the fruit and deserts and had only water to drink.
So in review, I cheated at least once per day this weekend.  It may have hurt my weigh in results a touch, but overall I was still pleased.
My work schedule changed for this week only and I woke up late this morning, so I was not able to get my workout in for today yet. I will do that sometime between work and bedtime this evening.  I am able to go to the new meal plan this week so my diet will change a bit too. I had the Greek yogurt with almonds for breakfast.  It was quick and easy and I like the way it keeps me full for a long time. Lunch was my own recipe for chicken enchiladas. I took my husbands favorite recipe and used non or low fat items and whole grain tortillas. I logged the recipe on Fitness Pal and it is right around 400 calories per serving. Perfect for a lunch item in the fat burning meal plan. Snack will be the carrots and hummus and dinner will be chicken and spinach salad. Water intake is good so far.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Week 1 day 5

I finally strayed form the 7 day kick start diet plan. I don't want to admit that, but I need to be accountable right?  My husband got up with the kids this morning so that I could get some extra rest, but that did not give me a lot of time to get ready for work. I did manage to get my workout in and have a new breakfast option today. Spinach LEO, I will post in the recipes. It was hard to eat salmon and onions first thing in the morning. My stomach was not impressed, I have 2 more servings of it for Saturday and Sunday, I hope I can manage to eat it. Well by the time my workout was over, I had 15 minutes to get ready for work. I left in such a rush, I forgot to pack my lunch and snack for the day!!! So, trying to be good, I went to the local food court at the University I work at and tried to find something healthy. The selection was terrible! I settled for a spinach wrap with roast beef, Swiss cheese, cucumbers, lettuce and honey mustard. Well I took one bite and it was terrible! The cheese was imitation and the lettuce was wilted and the wrap was soggy. Yuk! I managed to take about 3 more bites before tossing it in the trash. I feel bad for wasting money and food, but most of all for not following the plan. I happen to have a Greek yogurt in the fridge at work for snack, that is on the diet plan but I do not have the pecans to go in it. I am having the steak and spinach salad for dinner. That is a lot of spinach in one day! I feel like Popeye, the sailor man!
Doing good on the water intake today, I had a nice big 20 oz water for lunch and that brings me up to 52 oz so far today.
I am hoping that I will get the chance to blog over the weekend, but I do not get on the laptop much at home. I prefer to spend that time with my daughters. I spend so much time away from them during the week that I do my best to spend every minute with them on weekends. They are 8 and nearly 6 years old and I want to cuddle them before it is "uncool" to snuggle with Mommy!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Week 1 Day 4

I am tired, exhausted, and drained. I did my second workout 1 dvd for this week and I also did a 50 minute dance class today. The dance class was deep stretching rather than dancing and I was pleased since I was in need of a good stretch session after this week's workouts. Unfortunately I also had to work a 12 hour shift today on top of it. Honestly, I still have 2 hours left of work to go. My muscles feel depleted. I haven't been sleeping as much as I would like either. I get home from work around 10:30pm and I have to get up at 6:30 am to get my kids ready for school.  It would be nice if my husband could do this for me since he isn't working right now, but that is a whole other topic. I struggle to get to sleep after just getting home from work even though I am tired. Hopefully that will not be the case tonight.
As far as water intake goes, I am in the middle of my 5th 16oz water bottle today. I need to get at least one more after this one. I can tell my body is thirsty. Something that I didn't notice before. I just have a hard time drinking water, I am not a big fan, but it is the only thing I have had to drink all week. Pretty good since I have a raging soda addiction.
I had the eggs/asparagus breakfast again today. I scrambled the eggs this time instead, I like it that way better. I had the last salmon fillet today with a bag of 8 baby carrots, since I had the extra long shift I did not have time to make the citrus salad to go with it. Snack was greek yogurt and pecans and I am just getting ready to have the last turkey burger for the week.
I am terribly nervous for the weigh in on Sunday. I would LOVE to see a big loss, but in all my past efforts to lose weight I have gained rather than lost. If I did have a loss it was rapidly gained back the following week.  I guess I am just terrified of failing again. Just as I have for the last 14 years. I took a weight management class last year, it was 16 weeks long and we had to track our diets as a final project. I followed all of her advice and we did body compositions at the start and end of the 4 months. I lost a whopping 5 lbs, that was it. That is barely 1 pound a month. I was heartbroken. I am so worried I will have it happen again.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Week 1 Day 3

Well cardio 1 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was sweating and my heart rate was definitely up, but it was not over my fitness level. I didn't even get an asthma attack! That is the sign of a doable workout for me. I actually enjoyed it, Jillian is fun and she always has a little motivation comment right when I need it. Its like she can see me, I swear!
My legs are finally recovering from Monday's workout. My thighs were pretty sore all day yesterday. I was not sore from the workout on Tuesday at all. I like the way she has set up the program so that you don't work the same muscle groups two days in a row.
My water intake is slowing down a bit. No particular reason other than I am just not as thirsty as I have been the last two days. I am probably hydrated for once. I am still getting 6 to 7 of the 16 oz water bottles which is good. It also reduces the trips to the restroom, which is better!
Time to talk diet, I had the Greek yogurt breakfast today. It is surprisingly filling and tastes OK as long as I add the Truvia. I know I would not be able to handle it otherwise. It is very thick, like sour cream. Lunch was the salmon and citrus salad again. Yes, that is 3 days in a row and yes, I am getting tired of it. The salmon is great but the salad is the part I am not liking. I may try and change that up a bit tomorrow. I have one more Salmon steak left to eat, in the future I will only make two at once so I don't burn myself out on them. Snack was the hummus and veggies. I really like it but I am getting tired of the bell peppers. I like them but I have eaten nearly 1 per day all week that is more than I usually eat them in six months. Dinner will be the turkey burger and roasted veggies again. This is by far the best meal I have had on the kick start program so far. I will be making them a lot more and the veggies are so yummy!
I added the recipes to my blog today. I have written them as I have eaten them, with the small modifications I have made. I do not eat tomatoes, so I have either omitted them or swapped them out with asparagus. I added the Truvia to the yogurt but that is about it for modifications. I will add some photos this weekend. I have my first weigh in on Sunday and I will take the photos when I do my updated measurements. I am shooting for a big 10 lb loss this week. I know it is unrealistic, but from the way I have been eating in the past and my serious lack of exercise I have a good chance to getting close. My husband says 5 lbs would be as much as I can hope for, time will tell soon enough.
I am looking forward to the weekend, I will be trying some new menu items. Since I work full time and go to school, I do not have the free time during the week for the meals that take longer to prepare. My new menu items are the Spinach Leo breakfast option, chicken and vegetable soup lunch option, celery and almond butter snack option and the steak & salad and talapia & salad dinner options.  After I make them for the first time, I will add them to the recipe list. (with my own variations included) 
I am also going to do a blogger challenge. I am so new to this, I am not sure what to do, but I think it will add one more layer of commitment onto my journey.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Week 1 Day 2

Well today was pretty good. I did the workout 2 dvd this morning and it wasn't too bad. I worked up a sweat but I was able to keep up.  I am sore in my quads from yesterday's workout and I had a hard time getting to sleep last night. I also did a dance basics class at the University. It is a lot of stretching which felt very good for my sore muscles. I do that class twice a week in the afternoons till the end of April.
As far as my diet goes, I had the poached eggs meal with asparagus instead of tomatoes. I do not care for tomatoes, but it was a good swap I think. For lunch I had the salmon salad again. I had left overs from yesterday and not a lot of time, so it was quick and yummy. I cooked my salmon with a little lemon and it compliments the salad nicely. For snack (after dance class) I had the Greek yogurt and pecans. I was out of vanilla so I used maple extract instead and it was really good. I can't stand the flavor so I do add 1 packet of truvia. I know it is a cheat, but a small cheat right!

 I also add 1 or 2 pixie sticks to my water bottles. By "pixie sticks" I mean the artificial sweetener packets like crystal light. I know that is a no no too, but the water at work tastes terrible and I am at least getting my water in that way. For dinner I had the turkey burger and roasted veggies again. It is so good, one of my new favorite recipes. I bought enough to make them two more times. So I will keep that in mind in the future.

I have been keeping track of my calories with an app on my phone and the calories totals differ from what is listed in the book. They are 50 to 100 calories more in the app, as long as I am keeping track, that is the important part.  I am feeling really good right now. Better than I have in a while.

**On a personal note (stop reading if TMI is an issue for you) I need to talk about my bathroom visits. The extra water has made me go a lot and all of the veggies are really taking a toll on my tummy. Nothing too major, but something to be aware of I guess.

I am following a couple of ladies on YouTube that have really been a great inspiration to me and a good support team so far. BL13Kristin and carlys32 are my top 2, although there are more and more people posting every day. I was thinking of doing a vlog too, but I am not sure I am ready for that yet. I will just start small and go with this blog for now. I hope to be adding some pictures soon, I need the hubs to help me out with that one!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Week 1 day 1

 Today is the first day of the 90 day Body Revolution weight loss program created by Jillian Michael's. I wanted to track a few things online for future use. I am not sure what purpose it will serve more than just my own log of progress, but I am doing it anyway. My meals today were all taken from the 7 day kick start plan. I bought enough food to do this menu for about 2 weeks. Since I am not doing the extra workouts, I am going to stretch the diet a little longer. I had Greek yogurt for Breakfast, Salmon and citrus salad for lunch, hummus and veggies for snack and turkey burgers and roasted veggies for dinner. I drank 8 of the 16 oz bottles of water, that is 128 ounces! That is just about half of my body weight! I have never drank that much water in my life. I have been going to the bathroom every 20 minutes since I got the 4th one down. I did workout #1 this morning at 8 am. It was good, not too hard but I was still sweating like crazy.
I did my start weight and measurements yesterday. There are a lot of different measurements, so I will not post them all, but I will track the inches lost. I will also be honest and say  I am 5'6" tall and I weigh 248 lbs as of yesterday.
I plan on tracking my meals and thoughts on workouts and also my water intake on here just to keep myself honest and to keep my mind on track. I am following a couple people on you tube that are also doing the BR program. Carlys32 and BL13 Kristin are my mentors at the moment! I would love to vlog too, maybe my second set of 90 days I will do that. For now, I am just doing it all on this blog, in a journal at home and in pictures and Jillian's journal.