Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weigh-In Week 3

I admit, I honestly thoguht I wouldn't loose anything this week, I didn't drink my replacement breakfast shakes 5 days (only 3), but I did do my yoga, drink lots of water, and ate great , healthy meals, so low and behold, when I stepped onto the scale.

232!!! I thought I had had a mishap so I reset the scale and got back on and got 232 again....

YES!!! I LOST 9 LBS!!! That is a huge, huge lost and I am so so happy with my hard work. Some nights I was tired as hell and didn't want to do yoga, but I pushed myself and it was sooo worth it, so so far from where I want to be, but a great start!

Getting that tattoo is going to happen sooner than we think :)

14 lb loss since week 1!!! Last week- 241, this week- 232

Keep kicking booty!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weigh In-Week 2

Hey guys, I'm here to give you a quick update on my week 2 weight loss. This week I lost 1.5 lbs, which I am pumped about! That makes my total weight loss for 2 weeks at 5 lbs. I'd LOVE to loose another 25 before ym vacation next month, but I am not going to beat myself up if I don't.

Wish me luck this week as I go into week 3 and harder workouts.

I made it through my hard workout dvd, so I am super happy.

Last week's weight- 243, this weeks weight 241.5

30 Days of Randomness: Day 1

I am finally jumping on the bandwagon and going to complete the 30 Days if Randomness Challenge, so here we go.

Day 1: 10 Random Facts About Me and a Pic

1. I was born with a large pink birthmark across my forehead.
2. I am addicted to reality television.
3. I am super girly.
4. I am addicted to makeup.
5. I absolutely hate tomatoes.
6. I work at a daycare and love it, I was destined to work with children.
7. I cannot wait to become a mother, I know I'll be great at it.
8. I am in absolute love with my husband, Josh. I cannot imagine my life without him even though we have days where we can't even stand to look at each other.
9. I cannot wait to get my first tattoo.
10. God has blessed me in so many ways and I don't deserve it. Sometimes I take things for granted, but God always makes me stop to observe his beautiful creations. God loves me.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fertility/ Dr. Appointment Update

I have gotten a lot of emails on my facebook and texts asking me why I went to the doctor yesterday and what happened, so I felt I would address them here in case anyone was wondering :)

I went for my yearly/pap. As most people know, in 2009 I was diagnosed with P.C.O.S. and a water filled cyst was found on my right ovary. I went through many many humiliating and heartbreaking steps and tests to overcome the cyst and get my body on a regular cycle. (I hadn't had a period in 2-3 years prior). Needless to say, I did all the things the doctor told me to do, the cyst collapsed on itself and my periods became to come back. I went yesterday just to make sure everything was in check and that I was healthy.

I also went to discuss pregnancy and fertility options with the nurse practitioner. Josh and I had been trying for about a year to get pregnant and a good solid 6 months of trying really hard and have had no success. I wanted to know what my options were and if there was anything we could do to get there. Here is the steps we have to take.

1. Continue to take prenatal vitamins to ready my body for pregnancy. The body needs to have a supply of folic acid in the system to help nourish the baby and prevent birth defects. (A step I'm doing but need to be sure I'm doing every single day.)
2. Keep on top of getting my thyroid tested regularly and taking the meds to regulate it. (I admit, I am BAD at this and know it's why I'm tired all the time. I don't take the pills sometimes and then I crash and burn.) Had to have blood work done to test it yesterday and they will not be happy with the results because I hadn't taken the pill in a few days. Waiting on results to see if we increase that dosage or stay the same.
3. By a basil thermometer and chart my temperatures daily. High temps= best chances of getting pregnant.
4. Chart cycles on a website, to know when I am ovulating and also to have in case I don't get pregnant in 5 months, I'll have to have this charted in order for the doctor to see what I need to be taking fertility pill/treatment wise.
5. Sit with bottom in the air for 20 minutes after sex on a pillow. (HARD!! I don't sit still long at all, so I need to get a t.v. or something in the bedroom to make that happen.)
6. Have sex 2-3 times a week.
7. Continue yoga and healthy eating. I have read that 10% in body loss makes fertility chances go WAY up!

And that's it, lots of praying and even more dedication on my part. I'll be honest, I am terrified of the options of treatments, but if it comes down to that, I will do it. Just please keep us in your prayers that we get naturally pregnant within the next 5 months.
Also, if any of you reading has irregular or no periods at all, PLEASE GO GET TESTED! Simple blood work and a pelvic exam/ultrasound can detect things (like cysts) that you may never have even known you had. :)


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Weigh-In: Week1

So how did I do??? First, let's show what I did this week for my weight regimine.

1. Meal Replacement at breakfast, ever day Mon-Fri.
2. Smart ones meal for lunch 3 out of 5 days. Thursday I cheated and had a pizza pocket and a few chicken strips. Friday my coworker bought me chicken fried steak (total fail).
3. Drank a ton of water. Prob 84oz every day.
4. Did yoga Sun-Thurs, took Fri and Sat off. 3 days Yoga for Beginners, 2 days Yoga Burn.
5. Portion control, or at least tried.

Now for the big news, this week I lost.... 3.5 lbs!!!! I could've lost more but I am soooo psyched.

Goal for this week: loose 5 or so lbs, more water intake, better meal choices, get through whole Yoga Burn dvd.

Current weight- 233.0
33 lbs til I am below 100, I know I can do it before May :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm Doing Great Today!

I'm pretty proud of myself today and how I've ate, not too bad at all and I've passed up my cravings today and replaced them with healthier ones.

Breakfast: Meal Replacement Shake (Reeses Cheesecake flavored and YUMMY!)
Lunch: 1 enchilada, 1 serving bananas, 1 piece garlic wheat bread, water
Dinner: Spinach and cheese tortellini with my own made tomatoey yumminess sauce, cubes of French herbed bread with Basil Pesto to dip it in, water
Snack: Fruit salad with apples, peaches, and strawberries, drizzled with lemon juice

I am about to watch Rupaul's Drag Race and Cupcake Wars then do my yoga :) Today I start my Yoga Burn dvd (cringe....). Josh and I have a bet, one that I am going to win, by the way. That if I can successfully get through the Yoga Burn dvd that I get to go out to dinner to my favorite Greek restaurant Friday, if not, we have sandwiches or Hamburger Helper. I missed date night last week cause he worked, so I WILL win this bet!!!

Keep me in your thoughts that I won't drop dead after I get into this dvd- I'm thinking I'll get to boat pose tonight and die lol.

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Total Fail

Today I feel like a complete and total failure. I had good intentions to eat well today, but I crashed and burned. The only meal I can be proud of was my Smartone's meal I had at lunch that was full in flavors and not in calories. I ate a crappy breakfast (made my meal replacement shake, got to work, saw a waffle and sausage link; ate that and my shake.... )... Total Fail!!

Had a good lunch, drank about 6 plastic cups full of water (72 ounces total)= A good thing I did today.

Dinner, oh Lord.... I totally failed. 2 fish filets, serving of macaroni and cheese, and 5 corn nuggets. 4 (ugh, embarrassing) cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for snacks throughout the day. I am really ashamed of this little meal choice right here, but I am alone tonight and didn't feel like messing with dinner tonight.

I am now parked on the couch and trying to make myself do my yoga. I am sooo exhausted and have no energy. I honestly don't know why I feel like I do today. Hopefully I am not catching something or getting sick, I need to be well.

All in all, not a total loss of hope, but not my best day ever.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Work Begins, Again

My yoga and dieting regimine began again today. I am determined to be a few dress sizes smaller by the time Josh and I go on vacation in May. What am I planning to do this time around to be ready?

1. Drink a Herbalife meal replacement shake once a day. I'm really happy with these; they don't taste life cardboard crap, so it makes it a lot easier for me to drink it and not feel deprived. I also have a list of shake recipes I can create at home using different pudding mixes and adding fruit in when I want.

2. Increased water intake. My Herbalife consultant gave me a free cup that I can make my shakes in in the morning and take it with me to work, but when I am done drinking my shake, I can rinse it out and fill it up with water. If I feel it to the top, it's 16 ounces and before I know it I have drank 3 cups full, sometimes more like 5 or 6 lol. I feel hydrated, and therefore, the caffeine/coke addiction drops.

3. Yoga regimine-5 days a week. I will do a yoga dvd once a day. I currently have 2 beginner dvds- one much much harder than the other. This weekend I will buy 3 more- 2 intermediate and 1 hard. I'll alternate the dvds so that my routine never gets mixed up and my body is always challenged. I'll also pick 2 nights a week where I am free from them to rest. I'm eager to see the difference it makes on my body and in fitness.I loose 30 pounds, I'm getting my first tattoo :)

4. Portion control- this is what I did last time and lost 3 lbs like that. I don't miss out on eating the foods I like, I just don't go back for seconds and try not to finish every bit of food on my plate. I will also eat better, more nutritious meals and snacks. I also won't eat past 9:00 p.m.

I'll be doing my weekly weigh ins/ updates to let you know how I'm doing and to keep myself accountable.

Weight as of today- 236.5, not a number I'm proud of, but not my heighest ever. I want to finally, be under the 200's, I haven't seen that number in 5 years!

I hope you follow along with me :)