Showing posts with label Tiff 2007. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tiff 2007. Show all posts

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Weigh In Wednesday (A Day Late!)

Well I have been procrastinating b/c I keep meaning to update my food journals from the past two days but then I thought forget it! I need to update!!! So here it is.....

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 know that will have me on cloud 9 for a week!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jump Start Diet - Day 4 (Cheat Day)

Well I had decided early on that I was going to try to have a cheat day one day a week. On that day really try not to go over my calories but eat a little worse that day! :-) Brians family was in town. I went and spent time with them and it was alot of fun. We went to P.F. Chang's for lunch, went bowling, went to Cozumel for dinner and then had cake and ice cream at his mom's house for his cousin's birthday!! So I was really scared as to what my calorie intake was going to be. I just drank lots of water to keep my belly full and ate very small portions of everything I did eat. I had no rice, no ice cream, etc. At the Mexican place I had 5 chips...then I put my straw wrapper in my salsa bowl and pushed it aside so I wouldn't be tempted to eat anymore.

So this is how I did:

Almond Cashew Chicken 335
Wonton Soup 350
One Bite of a Spring Roll 50
Salsa 7
Chips 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! :-)

Jump Start Diet - Day 3

I did not do as well today at all.

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:

I Drank 2 Shakes today! (Breakfast, Lunch)

80 oz of Water!


Nada!! :-(

Friday, September 14, 2007

Rule Of Thumb For Drinking Water!!

Water and Weight Loss
Water plays a major part in weight loss. Because water contains no calories, it can serve as an appetite suppressant and helps the body metabolize stored fat. It may possibly be one of the most significant factors in weight loss.Also, drinking more water helps to reduce water retention by stimulating the kidneys. Studies recommend that if you are overweight, you should add one glass of water to your daily requirement for every 25 pounds over your recommended weight.
Fun Water Facts
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 if this is yours let me know and I will gladly give you credit!*

Jump Start Diet - Day 2

I made it another day!

Day 2 was a little harder. I was a little more tempted to eat early in the day but I didn't. Also, I got busy when I got home from work and fed Baylee, etc. Then after she got in bed I realized...It was 9:15 and I had not even had my shake! So I was bad...I skipped it last night b/c I felt that was too late to even have one!
So this is what I did:

I Drank 2 Shakes today! (Breakfast, Lunch)

An Apple For Mid-Morning Snack!

One Orange for an Afternoon Snack!

100 oz of Water!


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

Jump Start Diet - Day 1

I made it! Go me! Go me!

So all in all it was okay other than I am SICK and TIRED of going to the bathroom...but that is okay...I just pretend I am flushing all the fat out! So this is what I did:

I Drank 3 Shakes today! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

An Apple For Mid-Morning Snack!

Broccoli For Mid-Afternoon Snack!

One Orange for Evening Snack!

100 oz of Water!


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!

The Biggest Loser - 9/11/07!!

I have been really emotional this week but I tell you hearing their 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 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?


Ther person I more closely relate to is Hollie. We are close to the same size...though I am a little bigger because she is about 2 inches taller than me. Something about her just reminds me of myself. Though I might change my mind latter on...this is who I am kind of following and watching. Now as for is pretty much a current picture of me. It was taken about a month ago...after my 6 pound loss. It is REALLY scary. Probably one of the worst pictures I have seen of myself in awhile. Most of the reason why is someone took this picture without me being able to say "shoulders up" "let me stand behind something" "chin out", etc. This is the all day everyday me...I really hope in the next two weeks this image begins to change some...

Weigh-In Wednesday: Tiffany

Good Morning All! Well it is the first day of my new diet. I didn't get up and exercise this a.m. b/c Brian and I talked until 2:00 a.m.! YIKES! So needless to say I will have to wait to do that when I get home. (Along with cleaning my house that has been somewhat neglected this week!) Anyway, I will blog more about my diet later! As far as, the weigh in today...I weighed this morning...still maintaining at the 6 pounds lost.

Now originally I wanted to lose 50 pounds...then I said 40...and now I am saying I want to lose AT LEAST a total of 30 before Brian gets home. That is my first "mini-goal!"! I need to lose more than that in the long run but that is my starting point! So 6 down...24 more to go!!
Traci - I cannot wait to see your weigh in next week! I am willing to BET you can get that 4 pounds off!!! YOU GO GIRL! I am so proud of you! How does it feel to be so close to "One-derland"??
Susan - How are you doing? Tell us about your diet and going to the gym, etc.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

My Bright Idea....

...Well it might not be so bright to you all but I am doing it anyway!! :-)
I have had a horrrible month! Here it is over 3 months since Brian left and I only lost 7 pounds and gained one of those back!! I HATE grocery shopping and packing my lunch. Period. Well there is this lady that plays Bunco with me. She is on a doctor approved "shake" diet that is done at a local hospital here. I can't afford to pay the hefty price to actually buy the supplies from them but I have decided for two weeks I will impliment my OWN shake diet. I will start tomorrow and do a blog every evening before bed for two weeks and see how it works out. I sure hope I see some results. Now this diet is going to seem...well bland and hard...but it is much better than the one she will be on b/c she can have no solid foods...period. I do not plan on staying on this diet forever. This is what I plan on doing for two weeks until I "jump start" myself and then I will modify it to be somewhat...normal!

So here is my plan:
Daily I will talk a multi-vitamin, iron and thyroid pill. I will attempt to drink 100 oz of water daily. I will also walk a minimum of 45 minutes daily and do 30 minutes of weights on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays.
Breakfast - Shake
Morning Snack - Apple
Lunch - Shake
Afternoon Snack - Broccoli (raw)
Dinner - Shake
Evening Snack - 1 Orange & 1 Cup (raw) Broccoli
This totals to be 1482 calories a day.
So I do realize this seems extreme but I will be has gotten to this point!
I will check back in tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Weigh In Wednesday: Tiffany..I suck...

Well needless to say (as you can tell from my heading) I am not in a very good spot when it comes to weight loss! I have not worked out in like a week!! I have been too lazy in the mornings, can't at lunch and don't have time at night! SO I will be getting my but in high gear...tomorrow...gulp. Please pray for me. I REALLY need to do this. I just can't seem to get back on the wagon...I got my pinky finger on there but just can't pull myself up.

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

Hello Stranger...Me..Not You All!!!

I am SO glad the two of you didn't pretty much drop of the face of the earth like I did. If it weren't for the fact of you two sticking it out and posting I wouldn't have this guilty feeling in the pit of my stomach right now!! I got in a bad know that one...where nothing goes right (in your mind) and you are NOT motivated anymore. Well for the most part I am out of it now...though I am kind of having a blah moment right now. (More to come on the blah moment to come...)

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 street does not show up on there yet so oh well! I tried...very cool link tho'!

I will 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' 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, June 27, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Tiffany

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!

You girls are doing great!! Let's Keep Up The Good Work!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Skinny Dip!!!

HG's Amazing ATE-Layer Dip
(I got this from Hungry-Girl and I was SO excited because I love this kind of dip and I LOVE the idea of putting it on a tortilla! Yummy! I plan to try this in the near future! I will let you know how it goes!!)

Skinny 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

Calories: 100

Fat: 1g

Sodium: 400mg

Carbs: 18g

Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 3.5g

Protein: 7g

* 1 Point! (Weight Watchers)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Long Time No Post...

Well I will make this short and sweet...the hubby has been deployed to Cuba for 6 months. He has already been away from home for almost 2 months prior to his deployment. In the next six (well really 5 now) months I am trying to lose AT LEAST 40 pounds before he returns. (My big goal is 120 pounds.) I am weighing in on Wednesday (just like our old Weigh In Wednesdays). I actually started my diet two weeks ago (on the 13th) so I am going to do my first official weigh in this Wednesday. I will be using this little marker to track my progress!

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!!

Friday, April 20, 2007


I have been feeling kind of bad lately...migranes, dizziness, etc. I decided to break down and go to the doctor and check this out. In the process of doing this he told me I have Thyroid problems. His nurse was telling me that after my medicine gets in my system that it really may help my weight loss right along! So here I am again saying I am ONCE AGAIN going to try to lose weight! I figure that maybe JUST MAYBE if I can attempt to eat right, drink water and exercise along with taking my new meds that I will able FINALLY to shed some of this weight! I will keep you updated!!