Thursday, July 31, 2008

Week 6 Day 4

Lost another 1.8lbs today. Wii Fit says I still need another 0.4lbs to lose to reach my goal and from my recollection I had marked 210.8lbs as my goal before the wedding so I reached it as I am 210.5lbs this morning! :) I am also certain I will reach Wii Fit's goal by the end of the week. Next week I'll start hammering on the second goal of 200lbs. (well second goal is actually 185lbs but I am putting it at 200 because I had a bet going on with a colleague at work that the first person to dip below 200 gets 5$ and I am going to do it and I'm going to love the fact I succeeded!) Next week is my Fasting week and my brother's wedding on Friday and Saturday and Sunday is time to rest. I will be starting one of Debbie's suggested programs in Slim Series. First one will be The Torso Toning Program which will have me playing with three DVDs for 4 weeks (Tone it Up, Cool it Off and Firm it Up). Anyway, I'll keep you posted when that starts.
I'll be purchasing Kathy Smith's Project You today so I can do a little bit of variety with my prorams until my birthday)
I'll be pushing play tonight after work because I realized I put much more energy into my workout after work recently.. so I want to be able to give it my all on my last few days so I'll update this post later today to confirm that I have done my exercise.:)

EDIT: Wii Fit is on, I am working out with Wii for 30 minutes. I think that would make me happier at this time than working out with Debbie and straining my muscles...My muscles need to cool off a little and cardio sounds like fun for now! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Week 6 Day 3

Didn't end up exercising yesterday, was still unwell and my muscles hurt a lot and couldn't imagine putting anymore energy on workout yesterday. I haven't exercised as of yet this morning. I know it's going to sound silly but I told myself if the Wii Fit tells me I gained weight, I'll exercise this morning, if it tells me I lost weight, I'll exercise tonight...well I remained the same weight so I basically had to chose which one I'd prefer and right now, I would much prefer to sleep a little more. My eyes tell it all and I am heading back to sleep. I ant to see results tomorrow so I need to exercise tonight. My muscles are still hurting from Monday's workout but not as much as yesterday. I think I'll so my exercise at 6:00 after Dr.Phil because I have so long to wait before So You Think You Can Dance, I might as well be using an hour of it doing my exercise :) I'll let you know tomorrow morning if I ended up working out. It is week 6 so I really have to put my all into it so the results keep on happenning.

Thanks Chris. I know we all have out days when we feel like crap. I did this morning but I am fine now...must have been bad sleeping patterns...Alex called in sick due to lack of sleep. He may have disturbed mine without me realizing it. I did Burn it Up and I really gave it my all. I am sore all over now lol I wonder how it will be tomorrow morning...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Week 6 Day 2

My tummy was feeling strange when I started the workout. I stopped so I can prevent myself from getting sick. I don't know what's up with the tummy though I thought it was food poisonning yesterday but maybe it's a bug. I'll try to get at least a Slim Series express tonight, if not Burn it Up. I know it's my last week and should put my all into this but I don't really feel like I can when I feel like I'm going to throw up. I'll edit my post later on today (after I do one of my DVDs after work or after supper). Supposed to go shopping for Alex's suit for my brother's wedding tonight so may not be able to get it in until after supper, but I'll do it regardless given that I feel better that is.
I lost 0.2lbs today, putting me at 212.3lbs. My Wii Fit says I need to lose 2.2lbs to reach my original goal which is strange because I could have sworn I had set it to 210.8lbs before... not a big deal, I still think I can reach the goal weight of 210.1 before the wedding (especially since I am doing the fasts next week)
Unsure of whether I can eat breakfast again today...I should keep my protein shake for tonight after my workout though but my bagel and cream cheese.. can I truly eat it without throwing up? I guess I'll have to see.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Week 6 Day 1

Weighed in at 212.5lbs this morning. Meaning an additional 0.9lbs has been lost. That puts me at 1.7lbs before I reach my original goal of 18lbs before the wedding and if my sick feelings this morning is any indications, I'll reach but not necessarily in a healthy way. I had started typing this blog and within two seconds, I got a surge of nausea, stopped and tried focussing on what I was eating and realized it probably came from the cream cheese. I just took two gravols and now ready to knock myself out. I just called in sick, I don't know what's up with me, but it's like if everytime I do another workout with Slim in 6 something bad happens! I did Burn it Up this morning, thank goodness the nausea started after the workout! I hope I will feel better soon as I do want to go in the work...but worse comes to worse, I'll just rest up the whole day.
I don't really want to be thinking about food right now but the protein shakes are now made with mangos instead because the store was out of raspberries. I am not sure if the nausea feelings started with the protein shake or the bagel with cream cheese, all I know is that I didn't have enough to actually throw up so I'm stuck feeling shitty all day long.. ugh!
Enough about that, the workout was a little wasier today, so that brings me to say, I probably was overtraining in the past few days and needed to rest in order to get better. We'll see where that brings me tomorrow. I am minus my protein shake and my bagel this morning but at least I'll fill up on my other meals later if possible...

okay, so the nausea passed, don't think it's the cream cheese afterall, I don't think it's the milk, I don't know what it is but stomach was just upset like you wouldn't believe. I literally looked green. I slept most of the day and by 3 was awake and watching TV.. not really worth going in for 1 hour of work. Exercise tomorrow seems promissing.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Week 5 Day 7

As promissed, here is my update of before and after picture. Sorry I look a little mad but I am just trying to wake up still lol The change between this week's and last week's is not as big but it still is quite noticeable. Now to keep in mind I couldn't exercise in the past 4 days may have a reason around that but I did lose quite a lot of weight! :) A total of 2.9lbs in Week 5. I will give you my stats as I am fully aware I haven't written them down in here yet


Week 1 Day 1

Week 5 Day 7








41 inches

37.5 inches


38 inches

33 inches


49 inches

46 inches

And there you have it. Week 5's end has given me 15.4lbs lost, meaning only 2.6lbs to lose to reach my first goal before the wedding! :) If I can lose more than that, it's all gravy! I'd like to get down to 200lbs ideally but I don't want to injure myself again lol Maybe the 4 days of fasting can help me in that goal though... hmm just maybe! I'll definitely keep you posted on that (especially since I do plan on writing daily as I go along.) No exercise today besides going out shopping with Alex once he wakes up. I will start my exercise again tomorrow as my hamstring is getting much better as days go by and I'm getting sad about not exercising and want to do it. If it still hurts tomorrow while I do it, I'll take the bench but I really want to give it a try.
My meal plan for this week changed a little from what I had originally planned but it's no biggy. Just makes things interesting.

half a bagel
1 tbsp whipped cream cheese
Protein shake (1 cup raspberries, 1 cup milk, 1 scoop protein powder)

Snack 1:
4tbsp of almonds

All days except Wednesday
1 veggie dog on a bun with mustard and Ketchup
1 cup of carrots

add to Thursday through Sunday
1/2 baked potato
1 tbsp fat free sour cream

On Wednesday only:
1/8 cup edamame beans
12 pieces of vegetarian sushi
4 tbsp soy sauce

Snack 2:
All days except Wednesday
1 Quaker granola bar
2 Yoplait light yogurts

On Wednesday
1 white cheddar rice cake

Monday through Wednesday
M&M's Butter Chicken, 1 portion

Thursday through Sunday:
1 turkey breast
1 sweet potatoe
1 cup rhubarb

The reason why there are so many changes is that on Wednesday, one of my colleagues at work is celebrating her birthday. She really wants me to be there and wants to go to Sushi Kan (a sushi buffet) I love this restaurant, I just don't like the pressure some people may put on me if I don't help finish what they ordered. I voiced my concern and she told me she would make sure that doesn't happen this time around, at least not with me. So, that said, I am gladly going! Sushi is quite healthy if you choose the healthy ones that is lol I intend to. I'll probably go for avocado sushi and cucumber sushi and vegetarian sushi, of course sharing with everybody else :) Due to that outing I had to manipulate my meal plan for that day. And then, yesterday, my mother gave me a Butter Chicken Dish for M&M so I can try it. And I do want to try it. So I made some more tweaking of my meal plan so I could fit it in! All in all, I get to have it all and still manage my calorie intake! Pretty good for a person that had a hard time doing this before, huh?
Okay, so I'm off to rest up a little before I go out shopping with Alex. I'll give you an update tomorrow, post exercise :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Week 5 Day 6

Weighed in this morning and lost an additional 0.2lbs. This puts me at 214.3lbs. Any loss is a good loss when it come to the battle of the bulge. Tomorrow is Before and After picture update. Not sure if the change will be all that noticeable from last week to this week but I'll still take a newer one. I am not exercising this morning yet again because of the hamstring problems but I think I'll be fine by Monday and pick up from where I left off. Catherine referred to me as "athletic" yesterday. I never really thought that about myself and she explained to me that since I am intensely exercising day in and day out, that I do fit in that category. That feels nice to hear that though I know I don't look anything close to someone I would consider in athletic shape...I guess that will come sometime soon. :)
Went to the movies last night to see Stepbrothers and I did not have any food to eat there.. I actually didn't find they looked appetizing at all...Alex was eating his poutine beside me and the girl beside me was having a bucket of popcorn and I thought they both smelled disgusting and greasy. I guess my way of eating has really changed for the good! I really don't see any point in eating junk. Speaking of which, since I am an executive administrative assistant, there is ALWAYS junk food on my desk. I have to admit I was once the person who fed the junk to the group but I have long since stopped as I realized i was sabotaging my previous results (when I shop, I get stuff I it's hard to resist my junk). Now some other people in my office picked up the habit and bring in stuff for the group. One of my directors has the same tastes as me so you can imagine how hard it is for me to refuse to eat this junk but I do. I refuse. It sits there, everybody digs in, I watch and I don't ever dig in. I know all it takes is one chip, one chocolate or whatever to get me started and I don't want the snowball effect to gain on me. I did so much progress in 5 weeks that I refuse to sabotage it by having one piece of junk food and snowball it from there (chips are my absolute enemy...I buy Rice Cake minis instead and appreciate the treat). I haven't had a craving for junk food since I started Slim in 6. I think that is really fantastic!

This week's meal plan was:

1/2 cup Weetabix cereal,
1 protein shake (1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 1 cup berries, 1 cup milk

Snack 1:
1 cup celery sticks,
2 tbsp peanut butter
I cup vegetarian chili,
1/2 cup carrots,
1/2 cup berries
Snack 2:
1 white cheddar rice cake (I love white cheddar!!!)
1 slice vegetarian pizza (Ristorante)
1 cup mixed salad greens
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup cucumber
Salad Dressing Spritzer (1o shots)
I'll let you know what I am having for Week 6 tomorrow :)
Today, I am going to my parents' house. I am bringing my food with me so I don't deviate from the amount of calories I am allowed per day. Especially since I am not exercising due to my hamstring problems, I really need to keep a close eye on what I do end up eating.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Week 5 Day 5

Seems like I was right. I am still losing weight with diet alone. This morning I weighed in at 214.5. That'S a 1.1lb lost. I can only hope it will keep on going down while I recover because that means I may be able to reach my second goal by my brother's wedding (200). I know you might think that's unrealistic but I read somewhere that people who set unrealistic goals are more likely to achieve them than the ones that set up smaller reachable goals. Extra hard work pays off... Don't get me wrong, I won't be working this hard for the rest of my life but I have one goal in mind and it's to look smoking hot in my bridesmaid's dress. Losing weight would REALLY help but muscle toning is just as important if not more. I already look good in my dress right now (haven't seen the newest look with the additional pounds lost but assume the results are the same or better). The closer I get myself to overweight instead of obese (which I am a little shocked I am in that category since I surely don't look obese!!!), the happier I feel. Once I am overweight instead of obese I'll feel more confident of working towards my goal weight (130-140) and keep it off!
On my last week before the wedding I am doing a 4-Day Fast (supposed to be 2 days but I got two packages somehow) which mentions the abilitiy of losing up to 7lbs in 2 days. I don't have my faith in losing that much weight in 2 days but if I do, it would make me reach my 2nd goal a lot faster! I'll keep you posted.
The lack of exercise is getting to me though... It's hard... my hamstring hurts a little and I guess that means I can't exercise as of yet. I guess I'll lay off until Monday. Oh and don't be so quick to judge it was lack of stretching that caused it... I pulled it WHILE stretching. Just to show you how intense my workouts have been, I pulled my muscle because of muscle fatigue. Body is needing the break and I'm giving it the break it needs. Who knows, the break may be what I need to see some more dramatic results next week!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

First Blog - Week 5 Day 4

I have to admit that Drtchrisdavis interested me in this type of blogging. As soon as I saw his blog, I told myself, I can do this too! A little bit og insite about what I am doing to lose weight. I am doign a program called Slim in 6 from Beachbody and I find it to be quite intense. As if that's not crazy enough, I add the odd 30 min workout from Slim Series Express (information will be added as an aside in Blog main page).
The first week I lost a relatively large amount of weight (was following the 6-Day Slim Down plan) with 7lbs total lost in one week. But the progress with Week 2, 3 and 4 have been more progressive. Lost a total of 13.2 lbs in 4 weeks and a half and am looking forward to my official weigh-ins every Sunday (I weigh in daily with my Wii Fit but only really make it official on Sundays because weight tends to fluctuate a lot)
I injured myself last week doing a push up and had to lay off my wrist for a few days so i substituted most of the moves that put pressure on my wrists to ones that worked the same muscle groups without the pressure. Was working fine and my wrist is better but last night, as I was starting my workout, I pulled something in the back of my leg (behind my knee) It felt like an elastic band breaking. It didn't hurt at the time, but I figured I am high on adrenaline so if I damaged it I'll feel it later, so best to lay off of it. I iced it up and sure enough, it started hurting me not too long after. I think I'll just give it a few days to recover since it's not hurting entirely all that much today but I am better safe than sorry. Continuing with my diet though.
So far, weightloss journey is going great! I can only hope it will keep on going great with this latest injury.
The goal was to look great in my Bridesmaid's dress for my brother's wedding on August 8th but with the success I have had so far, I bought the Slim Series to keep on going and keep on losing weight and look great! :)