Thursday, August 21, 2008

Day 4 Week 2 Project You

I may have to start back up from Week 2 and on for Project You as I'm going on vacation next week and have nothing to play these videos on. Woke up this morning too excited about my vacation to stay focused on my workout... if for any reason, I haven't been on a vacation in well over six years! It's about time. I also have a hard time exercising when I haven'T slept well. New bed is coming in tomorrow so that will change my life...and sleeping habits.. I can't wait
I'll try to exercise tonight when the day's work has worn my excitement out lol

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day 3 - Week 2 Project You

My stiff neck is preventing me from exercising this morning. I had Pilates which played throughout but I couldn't do any of the moves because the neck was always extended. So I'll see if it feels better tonight and will apply myslef tonight is possible. If not, the moving of furtniture we will do tonight will be good enough.
Hoping I can keep everything in my tummy today. Lost 0.7lbs this morning and thinking I'll lose more tomorrow as I will be respectful of my diet today...

I moved large, heavy furniture around the house, was sweating it... neck is feeling better...slightly. Am looking forward to exercise tomorrow morning and to camping on Friday! :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Day 2 Week 2 Project You

I really didn't feel like exercising this morning. I'll be quite honest, I looked at the clock and said bleh! here comes a whole hour of working out! I have a stiff neck from God knows what and I tried to massage the knot out yesterday but it didn't work to my favor...It hurts even more today. I'll take muscle relaxers with my supplements and hopefully that will help. Anyway, so I told myself to give myself at least 10 minutes... but since Power Push is a 30 minute workout, by the time 10 minutes came by, there was not much left to it so I said "okay, I can finish it" Then I looked at the time and told myself I didn't want to be stuck exercising tonight after work so I did my Upper Body too! :) I'm really proud of myself for having pushed myself this morning despite my lack of motivation.
I lost 2.0lbs of those 3.3lbs I gained this weekend lol! I hope to see the last 1.3lbs off of me by the end of the week.
Today, I'm going to a friend's (a coworker's) farewell lunch at East Side Mario's. I checked the menu already and will eat the Tuscan Chicken Salad minus the croutons and red onions with the dressing on the side. Seems like a good meal :) I'll also diminish the calories from my protein shake snack... That way, I know I'm safe.

Thank goodness I did my exercise this morning because I just got sick.. not sure how much energy I could have put into this... I think what got to me was the weight loss suplements I am taking. The dosage is too much for my body to take and I guess I'll have to stay at the lowest recommended dosage... I am still going to work because I feel better now that I threw up :S

Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 1 Week 2 Project You

Did Power Push this morning, the Lower Body I left for tonight. I'm feeling very rested right now and I think I took too much time getting ready for the workout I didn't realize I wasted 15 of my workout hour so I'll need to do that Lower Body when I get back from my work :) I will do it. So Power Push is slightly more demanding. I like it :)
I am more than happy I started a new meal plan this week.. I think I needed a change to keep up the weight loss going and now I have it. That said, yesterday wasn't entirely good either.. I still ate less than 1400 calories but the quality of what I ate was not all that great... I gained 0.2lbs today but am confident to see the number down tomorrow.
Meal plan for this week:

1 cup cucumber
2 eggs (I used to have them as hardboiled but now I want them scrambled.)
Salt and Pepper on both

Snack 1:
Protein Shake ( 3/4c berries, 1/2cup chocolate milk, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein)

3oz of chicken
1 cup mixed veggies
1 tbsp soy sauce

Protein Shake ( 3/4c berries, 1/2cup chocolate milk, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein)

I think I was the most excited about the breakfast...don'T ask me why, but that totally backfired when I had my hardboiled eggs lol I don't think I like Hardboiled Eggs all that much.. but now I think scrambled will still be pretty awesome. My preference is for Sunny Side Up but I need bread to dip in it so that's not going to work.

Anyways... I'm feeling very confident because Saturday's shopping spree with my mom got me a bunch of new clothes. I didn't think I fit in regular sized clothes... I was 100% sure that I was still a 14+ (which I probably still sort of am) but I fit in Size 16 regular! That is an absolute thrill! I assume I don't fit in 15s though but I can probably get into 17s in odd-numbered stores. Looking forward to kicking the Plus sizes aside. :) With this fresh new outlook, I got rid of a lot of my clothes yesterday... thinking "did I wear this? more than once? Do I plan to wear it?" A lot of my clothes fit in the no pile so I brought them the the chairty box we have close to our townhouse :) So not only do I feel good about myself for fitting in smaller sized clothes, I feel good about donating the clothes I no longer will wear :) Double plus. Okay, time to get changed and ready to go to work! I'm feeling great today! (I went to bed at 7:30 lmao...I couldn't help it!)
Did my Lower Body Workout and am tired now. Happy I managed both my workouts! :D

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Day 7 of Project You

Alright, so yesterday was another bad day of food but I'm totally back on track today lol
I was at my parents and I always have a hard time refusing what they are offering especially since we had visit yesterday on top of me and my brother and sister-in-law. I'm not feeling too bad about it because it's not like I'll continue eating poorly. I'm completely back on track from today on! lol I don't know where my vacation will take me but I will have to wait and see and hope for the best lol I gained 3.1lbs in one day, but I know it's all that retention of sodium and all that food I ate still needs to be digested. I'll probably loose it all really fast too. I still finish the week with a net weightloss though of 1.3lbs which is about a normal weight loss for a week.
Here's the new data for this week:



















Lost nothing around my chest, 1 inch around my waist and 0.5 inches around my hips :)
Now I don'T think there's much of a difference between last week's picture and this week's but here it is anyway :) I think it's still important I keep a weekly progression so I can see what I did every week. All my effort :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Day 6 Week 1 Project You

Wowy has me signed up for Foundation but today is my choice day. Since me mom wants to go shopping with me and I know that entitles 8 hours of walking, I am considering that my exercise of the day. I know it's not too strenuous but I'm still going to feel it tomorrow because standing up for that long is always pretty hard on the legs lol
I've been pretty bad foodwise yesterday. Instead of my last protein shake (supper), I had a Chicken Snack Wrap (grilled with Buffalo sauce), Zesty Cheddar Doriots, and three Pizza Pringle baggies.. :S Despite this bad eating, I lost 1.5lbs today. Think my body was trying to tell me it needed carbs? I think so... Only bodies that need carbs won't gain weight after eating that much junk lmao

Friday, August 15, 2008

Day 5 Week 1 Project You

Did my exercise for the day already.. (Foundation + Lower Body) I probably could have pushed myself a little harder but I kept getting distracted by this black hornet flying in my house. I know you're probably thinking why did I not kill it but thing it, I am really scared of any bugs and my reaction was dodging it instead and hope Alex deals with that later. or the cats for that matter as they like playing with bugs and snack on them...
Anyway, that's not the point. I still sweated it out I just didn't give it my all at all times. I gained 0.7lbs this morning...I am thinking it's muscle because I'm not doing anything differently foodwise or anything... It will probably be down again tomorrow.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Day 4 Week 1 Project You

holy tired! I can't do my exercise in this condition so I'll do it tonight after work once again. I get a really hard time putting all my enerygy into it when I'm this tired so I give up for the morning. I'll edit this once I do my exercise tonight
I did my workout. I'm still rpetty tired though.. go figure. I did have my full 8 hours of sleep and I guess I just need to crash a little earlier than usual tonight.. see if that will help me. Okay, so I did Foundation and Upper Body. I felt the burn again.. and it was intense! I want to keep on going! Lost 0.2lbs this morning.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Day 3 Week 1 Project You

Today I did Yoga and Pilates. There were certain moves in the Pilates video that I was not really certain I could do... at least not yet but I hope I will be able to by the end of the program. :) I lost an additional 0.7lbs this morning so I am back at 24lbs lost! pretty happy about this if you ask me! I hope it keeps going down... it puts me at 4.9lbs until I reach my next goal of 199.9lbs. The starvation continues. I am so hungry when I wake up it's kinda nice to feel it for a change. Usually wake up normal... but I don't know.. I think you're supposed to be hungry when you wake up after a full 8 hours + without feeding your body... I didn't feel it before but I do on this Fast Track plan. Oi!
OH! it's also the first time I saw how Yoga Booty Ballet is... it looks neat but I think I'd chose Turbo Jam and Hip Hop Abs before that knowing I want to keep anything Tony Horton for last programs to purchase :P I'm still a little tired so I think I'll go snooze. I didn't achieve my goal of 8 hours of sleep last night. I'll try achieving that tonight instead then.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Day 2 Week 1 Project You

Weighed in at 205.5lbs this morning meaning I only need to lose 5.6lbs to reach my next goal! I need to keep bringing it! :) That's a total of 2.2lbs in one day! pretty awesome I think but I still won't get my hopes up. I told Alex that if I keep up like this, I may be setting myself a pretty easy goal to attain 185lbs by my birthday... it looks like I'll achieve that way before then! But like I said, not getting my hopes up just yet. I've already noticed I feel a lot smaller today. I didn'T take my measurements and I must resist because that should always always wait until Sunday since there are days where I feel bloated and others where I don't and if it happens I'm bloated on Sunday, then I won't feel down about the measurements going up. But still, I feel a lot smaller today. Most likely the exercise.
Okay, so I did Foundation and then Lower Body this morning. I am getting a hang of the moves in Foundation and Lower Body was pretty tough too. I have to remind myself that I'll get good results if I keep pushing myself past the burn but holy does it ever burn! On another note, I fit into an old skirt yesterday and an older pair of capris today! so I'm thrilled some of my old clothes is coming back on my shelves and I can wear them! :) I want to eventually be wearing all of my old clothes and get ride of the baggy ones but for now, I still have to hold onto my baggy clothes because I don't quite fit just yet into most of my old clothes.
I figured out my treat for when I reach 199.9lbs. I'll be a new yoga mat because mine seems to keep on slipping... not good for a yoga mat, it's supposed to say stuck on the floor! grr! I'm afraid I'll hurt myself if I keep exercising on it. and since I'm only 5.6lbs away from reaching it, it gives me an incentive to push myself harder so I can buy myself one this weekend or next before I go off on my trip anyway.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Day 1 Week 1 Project You

I just finished my first day on Project You and I thought cardio wasn't too bad.. not too hard but I bet the next level will be pretty much up tempo so I am looking forward to the next level already lol but I'll follow it to plan. The Upper Body Abs routine is a killer though! I can feel the blood rushing in my arms right now. Then again my Upper Body is so weak that it's not surprising...
Anyways... I was apparently supposed to do lower body and not upper body lol but I'll just switch it up tomorrow... it's no biggy.
I'm on Fast-Track for 2 weeks meaning it's a meal plan of 2 meals of protein shakes with berries and 2 meals of 2 green veggies and one kind of protein.
This week I decided to do it like this:

Breakfast: (6AM)
Protein Shake (1 scoop vanilla whey protein, 1 cup skim milk, 3/4 cups mixed berries)

Snack : (9AM)
1/2 cup cottage cheese with 1 cup cucumber

Lunch: (12PM)
4 slices of deli turkey, 1 cup celery, 1 cup cucumbers

Dinner: (4PM)
Protein Shake (1 scoop vanilla whey protein, 1 cup skim milk, 3/4 cups mixed berries)

If you calculated that, it isn't very caloric for a meal plan but keep in mind it's not like that for the whole program (else I'd be starving myself lol) It's a 2 week fast track and then it's 4 weeks at 1500 calories daily. I think I'll succeed with this.
Now I am trying to figure out what I should treat myself to when I reach my second goal of 199.9lbs...I got myself a stunning haircut for attaining the first one...(speaking of which, I'll post a picture at the bottom)and now for my second goal, what should I get myself??? If you have any ideas, let me know. I don'T want to give myself a food reward... so please discard that thought! It will have to be something maybe whitening trays for my teeth.. hmm maybe... that would be an idea, right? and If I attain it before I go on vacation, maybe I'll treat myself to something in Quebec city... maybe.. I think that may be nice... anyways.. I'm rambling.
I had so many double-takes because of my new hairstyle... it highlights my weightloss very well!!! :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day 7 of Recovery

Tomorrow I start Project You!!! Oh my goodness how I can't wait! I spent almost the entire day preparing the meal plans for the full 12 weeks on the website because I am afraid I may not have as much time when I start school and I'd rather know what I eat at a quick glance. I think I did fairly well.
I gained 2lbs today, and not entirely surprised yet again. Besides eating my supper quite late (I waited until I was at my brother's place and he had lots of left overs from his wedding which was beautiful if I can't say the least), I also am full blown in my periods today.. I started yesterday but today is my heavy day which usually makes me gain weight. So there you have it. I still end up this week with a net weightloss of 2lbs which is still pretty good! Now here are the new stats:



















I lost a total of 1.5 inches this week, .5 inches in all areas which I find pretty impressive. Today I get to treat myself for reaching my first goal. I am getting my hair done and it will be pretty! I guess I should have waited to take the After picture until then but I get too excited to do that lol
Here is my Before and After picture for this week!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Day 6 of Recovery.

Gained 1.3lbs today but not entirely surprised as I just finished my 4 days of Fasting and I ate yesterday. I can'T say I went overboard because I didn't but I did eat. I danced all night and walked around a lot yesterday, so any calories I ingested were spent throughout the day. It was a beautiful wedding and a fun reception :) I just thank goodness I am in recover week this week. I am spent and not entirely sure I can get up and exercise at all. My feet are killing me, and I am so low on energy!
On another note, I got Project You yesterday so I'll be playing around on Wowy to figure this thing out and then on the meal planner to play around with this too.. :) I hope it's simple as she promises it to be!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Day 5 of Recovery

I reached a total of 24lbs lost before the wedding! Formidable!! I don't know if I'll gain some today given I am started to eat again (Fasting is over!!) but I will know not to get discouraged if it goes up a little. I consider all the dancing I'll do tonight to be the exercise today. I think 24lbs is a superb accomplishment in just a little over 6 weeks time. Had you asked me in mid-June if I thought I could lose this much the answer would have been no, but I sure as hell would try my best. Living proof that when you put your all into it, results, fantastic at that, happen :)
Yesterday, I heard Alex arrive and I just stood up to greet him and because I wanted to tell him something (I'm in the class of people that I must see someone and look them in the eye while I speak). Anyways, you might be thinking what this has to do with losing weight, well, the first thing Alex told me without waiting for me to say anything was, "Lyane, you look great!" Now that made me special, and pretty. The funniest part was that I was in my ratty old PJs but apparently they fall at just the right places now and it just stood out to him all the progress I have made! :) I felt like a million dollars :)
I'm about to leave soon... 20 minutes, to grab a bus to go get my hair and makeup done. My mum changed the location of where I was to meet her yesterday so now I have to leave a little earlier to get there on time. She was wondering why we had originally chosen the other location but I guess she didn't realize it was because it's much closer to where I live. Since she drives, then I'll abide by whatever she prefers. I'll go lie down before I leave because I can' t imagine lasting a whole day like this if I don't take any naps...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Day 4 of Recovery Week.,

Will keep this one short and sweet. I have to run off today to get my legs waxed, eyebrows waxed, pedicure, manicure, get out money for the wedding gift, go shopping with Mom for Alex's b-day gift and then dropping ot off tonight at their place because apparently they need it asap! I don't mind but given the wedding is tomorrow, not really sure what they could possibly put it on so soon to the wedding. Anyway, I'll give them a call tonight to see if they want it now. That is totally off topic, I apologize. I am getting really distracted by the wedding these days.
This is the last day of fasting! I am really hungry and am looking forward to eating two eggs and a toast tomorrow for breakfast. Yum!!!! I am also eyeing the Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch and thinking it would be nice to have it paired up with a grilled cheese. I'll try calculating it anyway lol I lost an additional 1.3lbs this morning and weigh 205.5lbs. 5.5lbs til I reach my next goal. I still haven't treated myself for my previous goal achieved (getting my haircut on Sunday) so I hope I will reach the 200 landmark after I treat myself so I can treat myself to two thingd... I'm still thinking about what I want to treat myself to once I reach the 200lbs lost landmark... not sure yet... I'll need to think about it.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Day 3 of Recovery

Still not exactly the best time to exercise as I'm on Day 3 of Fasting. It's going well so far. Weighed in at 206.8lbs. That means I lost 1.3lbs today. I am getting pretty hungry though...looking forward to Friday so I can eat a breakfast..a real one. I'll keep at it though because I want the most results I can get. So far with fasting I have lost a total of 4.1lbs. I think that's pretty decent. The package says up to 7lbs and I'm a little higher than the middle. I didn't think I'd lose that much but I guess what's partly to blame it the fact I am not eating all that many calories on this Fasting.. and that is also why I am not exercising. Calculated it at 630 calories daily... eek!
Okay so I'm off to go drink my frist shake.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Day 2 Recovery Week

I would exercise this morning except I am scared I am affraid I would be setting myself for failure. I calculated the amount of calories I am consuming on this Fast and it's around 600 calories. Now all those calories are needed to keep me standing so I don't think I should waste them with exercise at this point. I lost 2.8 lbs today for a total of 20.7lbs :) I'm at 208.1lbs. Makes me think perhaps I can reach my second goal for my brother's wedding at 2.8lbs a dayX 4 = 11.2lbs :) That would put me under 200! :D.
I've been spotting for the past few days. Everybody telling me not to worry about it because I'm probably just having an early period or because I unbalanced my hormonal levels with all the weight loss I have done in the past month. Maybe. If I am still spotting after I am supposed to get my periods, I am going to have to get it checked... In the meantime, I need to stop thinking about it because like everybody says, it's probably nothing.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Recovery Week - Day 1

Today Is Day 1 of Recovery week. Did Cool it Off and it felt nice.
Gained 0.7lbs this morning, but I'm not entirely surprised... I nibbled on chocolate covered almonds yesterday and ate at Bourbon Chicken. I have to admit I did not finish my plate at Bourbon chicken, the chicken was...yucky, and the rice tasteless so I figured I shouldn't waste my calories on something I don't enjoy. Since it's hard to determine how many calories I consumed from Bourbon Chicken, I guesstimated and I think it was lower than my normal caloric intake but I am not entirely certain.
Today is also my first day of my 4-day fast. The chocolate fasting powder tasted great! I am glad it did because I was worried I'd feel sick just drinking it. But it's like having a glass of chocolate milk. :) So now it's to see if it really works. I hope it does. I could stand to lose another few pounds before the would be nice.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Slim in 6 Completed (Day 7 Week 6)

I woke up with a splitting headache....don't know why but I think it's time I give my head a longer rest than needed. Maybe I'm a little dehydrated though I have to admit i drank a lot of water yesterday... so I think it's just me being tired. With a splitting migraine like this, I'll the exercise off until later when my head doesn't hurt as much Now I do know you want the before and after pictures, so to make it different I'll try to insert it at the bottom. First and formost, here are the results in numbers!



















Pretty impressive, no? I lost a total og 18.7lbs in 6 weeks and a total of 12 inches off my body and almost 3% off my body fat! I'm really happy with myself and totally am making myself ready to embark on the Torso-Toning Program not next week but the week after! Woot Woot! I marked different results on MDB by mistake and now I have to wait until later to change my mistakes. Oh well. At least this one will be accurate! :DOkay I seriously need to sleep some more if my headache is any indication. Here Is the Before and After Picture and have a great day all! :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Week 6 Day 6

Slim in 6 is almost over.. Weighed in at 211.4lbs this morning meaning I only am off by 0.6lbs to my goal (1.3 according to Wii Fit) I think I'll go down tomorrow, I better anyways lol.
I did Slim & Limber and Slim and 6 pack this morning and I saw commercials at the end of my workouts and was really happy to see a little bit of info on Project You! It seems to be a fun workout! :)
Jay told me yesterday that Slim in 6 was meant to break down your muscles which is why you keep exercising all the musclew groups day in and day out. That said, I'll have to do Slim in 6 again in the future because I took a lot of breaks because my body was too sore and did other workouts instead. I'll have to give it another try.. Maybe I would have lost 25lbs by the end of the program had I followed it completely like that. oh well I still reaped great results! :)
I have to remind myself I don't like mangos in my shakes.. I have to stop buying mangos lol I think this may be what caused me to get sick on Monday.
Wedding is in 6 days!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Week 6 Day 5

I'm just so exhausted today.. lack of sleep and all.. or not really lack, I guess I should say not enough. I guess I won't be exercising this morning as I had planned. Yesterday, at work, I was running around like crazy, which is what made me decide not to do Burn it Up last night and do Wii Fit, but I have to tell you, I really pushed myself really hard in Wii Fit and managed a run in 5 minutes while I usually do it in 10! that's twice the speed I usually engage myself in! pretty nuts, no? That'S not the only thing I do of course but that's the one I was most proud about. I did 33 minutes on the Wii.
This morning, when I weighed in, I was pretty pissed off to see I had GAINED 2.2lbs. I don'T cheat, I exercise long and hard and the weight goes up... by a lot! GRRR! I want to see this go right back down! and fast! I'll exercise tonight after supper, there's no way I can manage one right now as I am about the crash due to the lack of sleep
I also have to report I was watching the BNN newscast and was VERY happy they did a segment on the new ChaLEAN Extreme coming out in October. I looked at the preview and I am happy I decided to go with Chalene's workouts as my birthday gift in November. She seems like just what I want to workout with.
No offense to Debbie Siebers of course, I like her workouts too.. Maybe I'll prefer the Slim Series compared to the Slim in 6. I think the problem with Slim in 6 is the lack of variety. I ordered Kathy Smith's Project You last night and will look forward to do her program when I get it. :) and do the different bouts of Slim Series in between. :) Anyway. Today's feelings are disappointment in gaining so much weight while doing nothing off track, and motivation to push myself even harder today tonight. I need sleep now.

Alright, so I pushed play on Burn it Up and I could feel my muscles burning before the workout even started. I had the energy but the muscles would not cooperate and I knew I'd make the burn worse by exercising on top of suggested I do one of the yoga workouts so I did Cool it Off. I really wanted to do Burn It Up tonight but as I told my coach, what use is it for me to get pretty in my my dress if I injure myself for the third time in 6 weeks right before the wedding. I think Cool it Off will have to do. It is better than nothing anyways.