Monday, November 05, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Yes that is right people...16 pounds! So not as much as you all have lost but at least I am back on the wagon!!! I didn't eat so well yesterday but plan to get back on it today. I figured that would just be my cheat day. I really have slacked on my water the past 4 days or so...I was doing so good. That is another thing I am going to have to get back on today!!! So I originally wanted to lose 50 pounds before Brian came home...but as of now...if I could at least get down 30 pounds that is the smallest I have been in sometime and I think that would at least allow me to go down one pants size. That is what I am hoping anyway. The way I figure I have about 10 weeks left. If I can lose an average of at least 2 pounds a week for 10 weeks that would be an additional 20 pounds...which is 6 pounds over my current goal of 30! That would be awesome!
Actually, I would AT LEAST like to get this extra 14 off before Thanksgiving when I see the family. Plus, all we do is eat, eat, eat all week and I think if I can stay disciplined enough between now and then it will be so much of a habit that my stomach wouldn't even have room for all that yummy food. Plus, if I at least appear that I lost weight and someone notices...you know that will have me on cloud 9 for a week!!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
So this is how I did:
Almond Cashew Chicken 335
Wonton Soup 350
One Bite of a Spring Roll 50
Cheese Enchilada 225
Enchilada Red Sauce 150
Birthday Cake 75
So this totals to my calorie count for 1250
I know I have been trying to get 1500 but I am glad I had some leadway just in case the calorie counter I used was not very accurate.
I probably only had about 60 oz of Water Today
No significant Exercise but I did go bowling which my guess wiht my research on the net shows I probably burned at least 356 calories and I know that isn't just great but oh well! I tried! :-)
I just was not hungry for some reason. I was having a very emotional day anyway and sad and upset. (Missing my man and bills!) So really was not in the mood to eat I don't guess or exercise for that matter. SOOOOO....all I did was this:
Friday, September 14, 2007
Seventy-five percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. This likely applies to half of the world population. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80 percent of sufferers. A mere 2 percent drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
*I copied this from somewhere and closed the window before I was able to save the link...so if this is yours let me know and I will gladly give you credit!*
I went to the gym. YEAH! Tuesday and Thrusdays are my weight days. So that is what I worked on. I didn't do but about 5 minutes cardio just to warm up before my weight session. I know it worked b/c I feel just a tiny bit sore as I write this!
Today (Friday) should be fairly easy. What I am worried about is sticking to it over the weekend. I don't have any drastic plans this weekend so maybe that will make it easy for me. Plus, I am going to try to carry around a water bottle all weekend and some sugar free gum and see if that helps!! HAPPY FRIDAY!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I didn't do any significant exercise today except just basic house cleaning. Hmmm. Not good. I was trying to do one thing at a time - you know get used to the food today then add exercise in tomorrow. Not to mention I didn't go to bed the night before unil 2:00 a.m. So wasn't really up to work out. Hmmm. Bad me. However, I have already packed my gym bag for tomorrow!
Well..I know I haven't blogged in a while, but I have been busy. Things are settling down now, though. I did fall off the wagon for a week. I didn't gain, but I didn't loose. I have started back strong this week. So...I am at 178. I have three months before justin comes home, my goal is 30-35 lbs.
Tiff..way to get back on the wagon. You can do it girl. Like traci said it is forming a habit.
Traci..way to go! Keep up the good work!
Have a good week!
I have been really emotional this week but I tell you hearing their stories...you know before they picked teams. I cried! I guess because I could relate to alot of them! I also cried when the older guy made it to Bob first! I don't know if I cried because I was happy for him or if I was crying because even I - be many years younger than him - could not have beat him to the finish line! Good for him!!
I was also thinking how HARD they work out. WOW! My little 45 mintues on the treadmill is NOTHING compared to their workouts. I am REALLY going to have to push myself to be more like that.
I really don't have a favorite yet but I think the girl that got voted off last night...well she was a good choice...in my opinion anyway.
Did you watch? What are your opinions/thoughts on last nights show? Is there any certain person on the show that you can relate to more than other - based on size/body image?
TIFFANY'S BIGGEST LOSER PROFILE
My goal was to be down to 200 by my birthday... well my birthday was Saturday and here I sit at 204!! So, I've set a new mini-goal to be under 200 by next weigh-in!
Down 2 lbs since last weigh in for a total loss of 28lbs!
Tiff - Definetly keep us posted on the shake thing. I'd love to do something for a week or so to take off some weight quickly! BTW, looovvveee the pic!1
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
So here is my plan:
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Traci - congrats on the 1 pound!! CONGRATS ON THE 26!! You go! By the way, loved the advice below...will be following that!!! Love ya!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
As far as what I'm eating and doing to stay motivated. It's really simple actually. I eat pretty much anything I want, I just write it all down and track the calories. I eat no more than 1200 during the week and no more than 1500 on the weekends. I have found that I'm naturally eating healthier though because I want to be able to still eat when I'm hungry, therefore in order to stay under, I have to eat healthy. I could eat chocolate cake everyday, but then I would be starving. I don't know how to explain it but it has finally clicked... food is nothing more than nourishment anymore. I don't daydream about food like I used to. Don't get me wrong, if I see a box of Krispy Kremes in the kitchen at work... the thought may cross my mind... but I simply tell myself no. I can either give in to that one moment of weakness or I can triumph and take pride over the fact that I didn't go for it. The longer that I've gone the easier it has gotten. There were donuts in the kitchen this morning and the thought to eat one never even crossed my mind. That stuff only makes me feel sad and depressed... I have enough going on that makes me sad and depressed... why add to it?
I've been eating lots of fruit and veggies. I've been taking my lunch everyday. I make myself drink 100 oz of water a day. It's not an option. I drink 1 on the way to work, 1 at lunch, 1 on the way home and 2 when I get home. I've just had to make it a habit. I've emptied my house of all junk food... other than Brayden's one box of Little Debbies that I let him have. They are HIS... I even wrote his name on them.
Something else that I have been doing is skipping breakfast... now I know that goes against everything everyone else says... but hey it's working for me. I find if I eat breakfast that I get really hungry around 10 or so and go hunting down sweets. Instead, I just wait until 10 to eat my first thing for the day. I have a cup of coffee when I first get to work and that keeps me satisfied until that time. I either eat a banana or yogurt and then I don't eat again until lunchtime. For lunch, I eat a Lean Cuisine or Smart One and then eat a tomato and cucumber with Fat Free Zesty Italian dressing... so good. I usually can't eat it all. I then make myself wait until at least 3 to eat again... even if I get hungry before then, I just pop a piece a gum, chug some water and tell myself no! I usually eat a 100 calorie pack of cookies, or some kind of Smart Ones dessert at 3. I leave work each day with about 600 calories left. That' s more than enough for dinner, including dinner at a fast food place. I make myself wait until atleast 6:30 for dinner. Dinner lately has consisted of Ramen noodles, or a huge bowl of sauteed squash. We have fast food about once a week, even pizza. If you stick to burgers w/o mayo or chicken, you can usually get away for less than 500 calories. Thin crust pizza isn't too bad either if you can stick to just 2 pieces. I try to save atleast 100 calories for "dessert". Sometimes dessert is 1/2 cup of ice cream, sometimes it's a big square of dark bakers chocolate. To be honest, most days I ended up about 100 calories under what I should be getting, that's not good either... I really try to make myself get all 1200 in. I never thought I'd be having to make myself eat.
The first 2 weeks were hard...but I made myself do it. It has gotten so much easier. It's become second nature.
As for exercise, again I just make myself do it. It helps that I have someone to do it with. She counts on me to show up every night and I count on her. Unless something urgent comes up, everyone in my life has learned that at 7:30 every night, Traci will be walking. Even Brayden has accepted... he complains, but he knows that no matter what, we are going, so he might as well suck it up and go along. It's been so hot lately that I've been going to the gym instead. On the rare occasion that I can't go, I bought a Pilates DVD and I do it instead. I took a free Pilates class a few weeks ago and OMG... I hurt in places that I've never hurt before. I like it because it gives you long lean muscles instead of bulky muscles. Speaking of, I only use machines at the gym... resistance training is much better for women vs. weights. You get to tone without adding bulk...I've been doing it about 3 times a week and haven't bulked up... just toned up.
The most important thing that I have done is finally gotten into my head that I HAVE to take care of me and that it's ok to put me first sometimes. I don't care if Brayden is tired of eating vegetables and hates not having soda in the house. Guess what, after a few weeks he quit whining about not having cokes and cookies and he's actually learned to enjoy some new foods. He loves squash now. I don't care if he doesn't want to put down the Playstation to go walking for 45 minutes, this isn't about him. I say that but actually it is about him too, one of the biggest things I can do for him is to teach him at this early age, how to be healthy, to get him in the habit of exercising. He will thank me one day. I want to be around for him 20 years from now. I want to be able to run and play with him. I'm doing this for both of us and I can't allow myself to feel selfish just because he doesn't always like it. I spent the last 10 years taking care of everyone but me and look where it got me... fat and alone!!
Ok, so that was kind of quick and dirty and more of a rambling than an organized post... but hopefully it has made you think and given you some motivation. Tiffany this is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but at the same time.. it's absolutely the best I have felt about myself in a long time. I was so tired of looking at everyone else and being jealous because they were doing it and I just couldn't. Well I'm on the other side now and it feels great. You CAN do this!
I love you girl!!
Yesterday I didn't eat so great but I did walk 2.5 miles last night...I even added in a few "sprints". (Talk about dying...)
Today I have eaten fairly well - could have been better: 6 ritz crackers, charbroiled chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A, fruit cup from Chick-Fil-A, light yogurt and 3 pieces of peppermint (I could not resist! I love peppermint! LOL!) I went at lunch and did weights. I am not trying to work TOO hard on them as I do not want to bulk but slenderize and help speed up this weight loss. I am going to go to the gym at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays and do weights. Monday, Wednesday and Friday go to the gym for Cardio. Then on Saturdays...SOME form of exercise even if it is only 30minutes. This past Saturday I went and walked 2 miles. As a little side note...that fruit cup from Chick-Fil-A was like the BEST I have ever had! YUM YUM!
OH I tired to do that Map My Walk link...my street does not show up on there yet so oh well! I tried...very cool link tho'!
I will say...my mouth literally dropped open when I read your comment to Susan re: Size 16!!!! AWESOME GIRL!!! WOOHOO!! Susan your weight loss has been awesome, too! Only to think .... had I just STUCK with mine I would be seeing great results by now, too. SO that is why I am feeling kind of blah...that and the pic I just saw of myself taken a couple of weeks ago...oh Lord...eye opener for sure.
UPDATE: So the above I actually started typing on Tuesday. I ended up being out of work yesterday (and didn't eat well...) because she was sick and had to take her to the doctor (tonsilitis). I am still kind of blah. I just read your Weigh-In Wednesday Traci...I am not afraid to admit...I AM SO JEALOUS!! :-) Eight pounds to One-derland!!! WOW! Happy for you though girl! You deserve it!!! My mom saw your pics on my space and was like we need to do what she is doing MINUS the Big-D. :-) <--Sorry had to. Really though Big D or not you have really done a great job. So pointers please...give us a post on what motivates you and how you make yourself stick to it, etc. What kind of foods you do and do not allow yourself to eat and how often you exercise. I know you posted all this already but TIFFANY NEEDS MOTIVATION!!! You would think surprising my man would be motivation enough...but it hasn't...at first yes but now no. Well I gotta get ready for work....blah, blah, blah. I am supposed to do weights at lunch today but we will see...right now I am ALREADY not feeling motivated. Arghhhh....
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The sugar free double chocolate jello puddings are YUMMY! Also, if you have a publix grocery store in your area there brand diet sweet tea is awesome and 0 points.
Way to go Traci. Keep up the good work!
Tiff....our challenge is still on..right?!
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I THINK I POSTED MY ORIGINAL STARTING WEIGHT AT 230, BUT IN REALITY MY HIGHEST ALL TIME WEIGHT WAS 232, BUT I LOST 2 OF THOSE BEFORE I STARTED WEIGHT WATCHERS.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
- I am married to my hero...love of my life...My Coastie!
- He is currently deployed...I am missing him like crazy!
- He can drive me nuts and make me laugh at the same time!
- LOVE YOU BABY!!
- I am a mom to a wonderful 9 year old daughter!
- She is my joy, my heartbeat and my love!
- I have two younger brothers that I adore!
- I love my parents and family and wouldn't trade them!
- I am a mom to our two dogs - Storm & Tyson!
- Oh did I mention our hermit crab Pearl..she is 1 year old!!
- I grew up in Madison and much of my family still lives there.
- We bought a house over 3 years ago in Brandon (Reservoir Area)!
- We don't plan on moving for a really long time!!!
- My friends are my rock(s)!
- There is a saying if you go to the grave with five good friends you have accomplished something!
- I must be doing good because I have 6 very close friends!
- They each bring out the best in me and cause me to smile everyday!
- I know that I can always count on all of them and they know they can count on me!
- I speak to each of the just about everyday...or at least every other day!
- They all like each other and it makes me happy to know how well we can all get along together!!
Goals & Ambitions
- To lose at least 50lbs before my hubby comes home!
- To finish nursing school!
- Travel the world!!
- My Family!
- My Friends!
- Beach Time!
- The Rain
- Snuggling With My Hubby
- Playing Games With My Daughter
- A Good Laugh!
- A Book I just can't put down
- Sand between my toes!
- That God allowed me another day!
- Everything God has given me!
I am going to surround myself with more positive people, make better decisions in my health, love, friendships, work and spiritual life! I am just the girl next door...and that is all I want to be!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
2 Reeses Mini Cup - 86
2 Fajita tacos without the tortilla - 260 (high estimate based on others on the net)
Total Water - 56
Total Exercise - walked 2 miles
Well I had a "non-scale victory" today (that's WW meeting lingo). I have a pair of jeans that have become really tight since I first purchased them last year. I haven't been able to wear them for about 5 months... well guess what I wore to work today... my jeans!! I was so excited. I didn't even have to suck it in to button them. It's amazing what a difference a measily 12 lbs makes!!
Good luck this weekend... it's always my most difficult time when it comes to snacking and eating stuff I shouldn't. I'm really going to do it this weekend!!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Grilled Chicken Breast - 110
Squash cooked in 1T oil - 85
2 Reeses Mini Cup - 86
10 Frozen Grapes - 34
100 Calorie Pack Cookies - 100
Bowl of cereal with 1% milk - 270
Cream of Broccoli Soup - 150
Cheese Stick - 50
Total Calories - 1055
Total Water - 56
Total Exercise - walked 2 miles
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Considering I gained 3lbs during my little trip to MS, I'm happy to be down, even if it is just one lb. since my last weigh-in 2 weeks ago. I've done really good this week, so hopefully next weeks weigh-in at least 3 lbs.
B - Strawberries w/ 2 packets of sugar - 94
L - Baked Sweet Potato with 1 T butter - 131
L - Dinner Salad with 1 oz of dressing - 257
S -Banana Recipe that claimed to be low cal but after I made it and figured it up it was 200 calories. It wasn't that good either...but I ate it anyway. :)
D - 1/2 of a Tostino's Pizza - 360
S - Cheese Stick - 50
Total Calories - 1122
Total Water - 48
Total Exercise - None :(
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
S - Cereal Straws - 75
L - Ramen Noodles - 300
S - Strawberries w/T of sugar- 61
S - 1/2 c Chocolate ICe Cream - 100
S - Banana - 70
D - Soup - 120
S - Cereal w/ 1% Milk - 180
Total Calories - 976
Total Water - 56 oz
Total Exercise - walked 2 miles
Monday, July 09, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
B - 1.5 cups of Fresh Cherries - 110/1
S - Trail Mix - 180/4
L - Lean Cuisine - 330/7
S - WW Cobbler - 170/3
D - Chicken Breast with sauce 190/4
D - Whole Wheat Toast with RF Butter - 75/2
S - 10 Pringles - 85/3
S - Hostess 100 Calorie Snack Cakes w/ 1/2c Chocolate Ice Cream - 200/3 (low points because the fiber in the snack cake is high)
Total Calories: 1379/1300
Total Points: 28/28
Total Water: 56oz
Total Exercise: walked 2 miles
BTW, as for posting my daily intake... hopefully you guys don't mind. It's really more for me than anything... you all probably don't care to see exactly what I'm eating everyday. :)
Well here it is my first Weigh-In Wednesday for the new year...funny since it is already JUNE!! (Really almost July!) So needless to say I have done enough slacking off for the year so it is time to get back on the wagon. I officially started this "new" weight loss program 2 weeks ago. In that time I have lost:
I actually cheated and on Friday weighed in and I was down 6.5 lbs. So since Friday I have lost but gained .5 back. Truthfully, I haven't drank enough water since Friday and haven't eaten that great so I am lucky (and probably because I am actually exercising) that I did not gain more than 1/2 pound back! All in all, I am okay with the loss. I had hoped to be up to 10 pounds by now but I will take 6! My goal for my next Weigh In Wednesday is 2 lbs...I would love for it to be 4 (and if it is great!) but I am trying to take baby steps. I am afraid if I set my "goal" too high that I will end up being disappointed if I don't come close!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
B - Coffee with Creamer & 2 Sweet and Low 39/1
S - Beef Jerky 75/2
L - Smart One 180/3
L - Salad with Light Dressing 50/1
S - WW Cobbler 170/3
S - 5 RF Crackers 70/1
S - 2 Slices of smoked ham 32/1
D - Squash sauteed in 1 T Olive Oil (gotta have your 1 serving of good fat) 100/4
D - Chicken Breast with 2 T BBQ Sauce 190/4
S - 1/2 cup Chocolate Ice Cream with 10 Hershey Kissables 155/3
Total Calories - 1131 out of an allowable 1300
Total Points - 24 out of an allowable 27
Total Water - 88oz
Total Exercise - walked 2 miles
HG's Amazing ATE-Layer Dip
We're serious suckers for layers of cheesy, bean-packed, meaty stuff we can dip crisp veggies and baked chips into (yay!). This dip happens to be so delicious, that we've been wrapping it up in high-fiber tortillas and even eating it straight. And why stop at seven measly layers? HG has upped the ante, adding an eighth guilt-free layer to this fun fiesta food. Pay extra close attention to our most valuable layer (sorry, we had to!), spiced mashed butternut squash; it makes the perfect swap for refried beans.
4 cups shredded lettuce
4 oz. fat-free sour cream
1 cup canned black beans; heated
10 oz. (about 2 and a 1/2 cups) butternut squash cubes
2 cups cherry tomatoes; chopped
1 cup diced onion
4 oz. roasted red peppers (not packed in oil); chopped
1 pouch (4 oz.) BOCA Ground Burger (or another ground meat substitute, like the Morningstar Farms version**)
1 oz. Galaxy Veggie Shreds, Cheddar (or another low-calorie cheddar cheese**)
3 and a 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning
Optional: lime juice, salt, and pepper
Begin by combining half of the tomatoes with all of the onion. If desired, season to taste with salt, pepper, and lime juice; set aside. Next, nuke squash in a covered microwave-safe dish with 2 tbsp. water for 6 - 7 minutes (until squash is tender enough to mash). Using a fork or potato masher, mash squash to a pulp. Mix in 1 and a 1/2 tsp. of the taco seasoning and set aside. In a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray, combine Boca Ground Burger, tomatoes and the remaining 2 tsp. of taco seasoning and cook until crumbles are defrosted and mixture is thoroughly heated. In a large dish, layer ingredients in this order: lettuce, butternut squash mixture, tomato/onion mix, sour cream, black beans, "meat" mixture, cheese shreds, red peppers. Delicious served hot or cold! Makes approximately eight 1-cup servings!
Serving Size: 1/8th recipe; approx. 1 cup
* 1 Point! (Weight Watchers)
Monday, June 25, 2007
The frog is kind of .... well Brian's unit's mascot. Most of the guys in the unit have a frog tatoo on their butts! HAHA! That is a story for another day. Anyway, so that is why I chose the frog! I can not wait to see him moving along on his little lily pads! I can't wait until my first official weigh in! Check in on me on Wednesday!!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Brian left to go to Cuba. He won't be home until sometime later in the year. That is what we have been told so as long as things go well he will be back by then! We (Baylee and I) are doing okay for now. We have our moments but all and all we are fine. I guess when you are faced with something you just can't change you have to work with it and move on! Plus, it helps that we are always so busy!! He works 12 hour days so I know he is so tired after working he probably doesn't have time to miss us much! Then on his days off they have stuff to keep them busy (bowling, movies, snorkeling, softball). I do hear from him every couple of days.
In the process I have cleaned out closets and gotten rid of SO much junk! I am telling you we had SOOOO much stuff that I was like, "Why did I even keep this?" I still have a ways to go but I really have made a big dent. I feel so much better knowing things are more organized! It helps me feel more organized all together...even at work!
I joined the local YMCA again! I have GOT to get this extra weight off of me! So many people I know have died (even in their 30's) from heart attacks and I don't want to be one! So I joined the gym and changed my work hours around so myself and a couple of the ladies form work take a longer lunch and go during our lunch hour. I am feeling better already and I just started last Thursday!
My mini-schnauzer Storm was just diaganosed with heart worms. For those of you that are animal lovers you know your animals are like another member of your family. They think we caught it early on so he goes for his first treatment on Wednesday. I don't know what I would do if he didn't make it! Especially while Brian is gone...I know it would really upset him and it would be that much more loss for Baylee right now. I know they can't live forever but this would be a REALLY bad time for something to happen. Plus, he is only 6 years old. So please pray he pulls through!
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
OKAY I AM DONE VENTING!!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I am ready for things in my life to start slowing down...and I know it will. I know God never gives us more than we can handle and I am just trying to hold my head high!
We all have our hard times and I know that we will all make it through!
Friday, April 20, 2007
I am again going to copy something from Traci...I am just going to list what all has happened to me since...well November. I can elaborate on more if you like and I am sure I will eventually but for now I am just playing catch up!
- Thanksgiving - my whole family on my dad's side came to visit and all of us for the most part spent the whole week at my grandmothers. We decided to make this a new tradition. It was so nice...I saw people I haven't seen in years...most importantly my dad! It was so nice...we have a good relationship (in my opinion) it is like we can just pick up where we left off and there is not real akwardness...I was a daddy's girl for sure! :-)
- Christmas - this was kind of a blur to me! We have so much family that it is hard to keep up!! WHEW! All in all it went very well!!
- Baylee had her whole cheerleading team over to the house for a slumber party and they had a blast! Those girls crack me up!
- I got rear-ended on the way to work...the next week my husband got rear-ended on the way to work!
- My husbands grandfather (he was very close to him) got very sick after Christmas and on March 1st went to Heaven.
- A few weeks after this my husband's brother was in a 4-wheeler accident and remains in the hospital today. He is much better than he was but it will take lots of therapy to get back to normal.
- My husbands grandmother (that was married to the grandfather that passed away) is now in the hospital fighting cancer.
- I learned how to say "no more" and walk away.
- I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was.
- I learned you can be nice to someone without them taking away your sense of self worth.
- My washing machine broke.
- My fuel pump went out but now it is fixed! Yeah!
- I am coaching Baylee's softball team and loving it!
- She decided she hates gymnastics and never wants to go back...fine by me.
- Side note to above...I usually don't let her quit things but I didn't feel she was learning anything especially considering what we were paying...plus she really did cry everytime I took her because she hated it...even though she misses her friends that go there.
- I am on the planning committe for my 10 year reunion - I am so excited to see everyone!!
- This is the sad part...my hubby and my best friends hubby will both be deployed this year. We don't know exactly when they will leave but sometime between now and the end of summer...keep them in your thoughts and prayers!!!
So that is all for now...well I am sure there is more but that is all I have time for anyway. I will try to keep update more...but no promises!! Talk to you soon!!
Monday, March 05, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
1. Drink Ice cold water - Okay I know you already know this and you probably already know ice cold water makes your body burn fat to heat the ice cold water back up to body temp, but I keep saying drink water because… A lot of people still don’t drink enough water. If you want to lose weight fast… Stop wasting your money on ugly fat-weight gainers like coffee, soda, and juices and pick up a FREE magical weight loss drink called water
2. Eat Peppered beef jerky - I can’t explain any science behind this one, but every time I eat peppered beef jerky I seem to shred a little fat and I think this is due to the spices they put in the beef jerky and some studies show that spicy foods increase your metabolism and there’s also enough protein in beef jerky to help curb your appetite
3. Kill your cravings - Eating lots of protein (nuts, jerky, fish, and chicken) raw veggies and water will kill your appetite. I promise you the sooner you get used to eating raw veggies you will stop craving for all the junk foods that made you fat in the first place.
4. Drink green tea - Hate drinking water all the time? Then sip on some green tea to increase your metabolism to burn more fat.
5. Limit carbs - This is really an emergency weight loss trick. If you stop eating carbs (or limit your carbs) you can lose 5 lbs or more real quick by burning up all the stored carbs in your body. You have about 1 pound of carbs stored in your body and each pound stored in your body has 3-4 lbs of water attached to it. So if you burn up the stored carbs in your body… The 5 lbs of water will burn up with it
6. Do something in the morning – Wake up and break a sweat for 30min in the morning. I know you hate to exercise but if you do it first thing in the morning guess what… Your body will ONLY BURN FAT because since you haven’t eaten anything yet… Your body has no choice but to feed off the stored FAT in your body for energy.
7. Walk for 10 minutes after you eat – Your body burns calories to digest the food you eat and if you walk for 10 minutes after you eat you will increase the amount of calories you burn during digestion and get his… If you eat three times a day you will easily get the 30 minutes of activity you need to lose weight (3 meals x 10 minute walks after each meal).
Monday, January 29, 2007
Back on the wagon today...