Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shrink Yo' Self in 2012 - Week 3

It's Wednesday again and we all know what that means. Time to hop on the scale and see if our hard work the previous week paid off or if the pounds want to hang on for a little bit longer. At the start of this challenge, I also started the 17 Day Diet ( if you don't know what it is you should check it out) its a diet that teaches you and your body the proper way to eat through out 4 phases, each phase last 17 days.

Today marked the end of the first phase for me and the beginning of Phase 2, which means the list of food that I can eat has expanded somewhat, but still in moderation.

Up until today I wasn't allowed any sugar or carbs, except for the sugar/carbs in the two servings of fruit I was allowed per day.  I have to say this was the longest, most difficult 17 days I have ever had! lol  But I must confess, I did cheat over the weekend. I just couldn't resist the Auntie Anns  pretzels at the mall.. and a coke.  It was THE BEST thing ever!!  Although I know I shouldn't have splurged, I did , I enjoyed, I am owning it and I got back on track right after I ate it and moving on! Eating something I shouldn't have may have hindered my weight loss this week... but I am happy with what the scale has shown me today.

I am hoping it will be the same next week after being allowed to bring back some of the carbs into my diet, I'm a little nervous to change up what I'm eating. Its hard to believe I said that after wanting to stab people the last 17 days for something, anything that contained sugar or carbs! lol

Its working so I'm going to keep working it!

Beginning weight: 214.5
Previoius weight: 206.5
Current weight: 203
+/- this week: -3.5
total weight loss: 11.5

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shrink Yo' Self in 2012 Week 2

Its that time again.. time to disrobe and jump on the scale while squeezing your eyes tight and then peeking at the number lurking back at you. Or that was the way I used to do it. Lately, I'm excited to see my progress. I love the fact that I have found something that seems to be working for me. Although I still have a long way to go... I am at least making progress.

I am still on the first phase of the 17 Day Diet. This diet has been super hard for me. These 17 days feel like an eternity! No carbs and no sugar. Which means no soda and no ice cream (and everything  in between). I have to say I have possessed great willpower so far. Just hope that it will continue.

I must confess that I am lacking in the exercise department. I really need to step that up and get my butt moving. Although it hasn't hindered my weight loss yet, I know it will and I could be down alot more than I am had I put in a little extra effort.
 Trying to figure out what I can and can't eat has taken up alot of time and because of this I haven't kept up with any of the challenges going on the last two weeks, and I still need to write my letter to myself. Promise I will do better. But I am doing something right, the scales are still moving in the correct direction!

Beginning weight: 214.5
Previous weight: 209.5
Current weight: 206.5
Loss/gain this week -3
Total loss -8

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shrink Yo' Self in 2012- Weekly Check in #1


Sunday started the New Year as well as a new challenge. I have been struggling for some time to lose weight. I have realized that although I was participating in challenges and trying to lose weight... I really wasn't trying. I wanted to lose just didn't want to do the work to see the result. I was always gung ho at first full of motivation and pep. Then a few weeks in I would only do enough to say I was trying to lose weight.  Just doing enough to get by. Reality slapped me in the face and I have realized how much I really do need to shed these pounds. I am tired of the me I have become and am finally really ready to make the changes to see the results I'm looking for.

On Sunday alongside this challange, I started the 17 Day Diet by Dr Mike Moreno. You should take a minute and look it up. I have seen numerous co-workers have great success with this diet. Its very structured, which is something that I really needed. Otherwise, I could always justify having something I knew I shouldn't.

I have not set a certain goal weight wise to lose by the end of the challenge. My goal is to stick with the 17 Day Diet, take each phase and make the most of it. And to just lose weight... just do what I need to do to continue to see the number on the scale drop and to feel better about myself and healthier.

With all that said... lets get on to the good stuff: 

Starting Weight : 214.5
Current Weight : 209.5
Loss this week -5

Monday, January 2, 2012

Picture A Day: Day 2

                                                    Cinnamon the Steelers fan!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

No More Excuses!

Over the last several years I attempt to lose weight and do ok for a while and then find some excuse time and time again as to why I can't exercise this day or why I can't stick to my meal plan that day and the list can go on an on. No more! This is the beginning of a new year, and the beginning of a new me! 2012 is all about me. Me getting fit and healthy and excuses are not allowed!

Although I know what I need to lose, for whatever reason, the reality of it all hit hard the past couple of days. I've known I am overweight, but , I nevr REALLY realized just how overweight I am. I mean I know.. but I didn't really know....or didn't want to admit it to myself. I am now owning it! I put the weight on and I am the only one that can reverse it. I have started to day with a new eating plan/diet and I will be rocking this year!

New Year/ New Challenge

Today starts the beginning of a new year, it is also the beginning of the  new challenge, Shrink Yo' Self in 2012 over at shrinkingjeans I am super excited about this challenge because I plan on doing just that!

I have reached a point where reality really has hit home. Its no surprise that  I need to lose weight, but I really need to lose THAT much weight? I guess I do my usual "don't think about it/ put it out of your mind" coping mechanisim when it comes to anything that bothers me, instead of tackling it when it would have been a little easier, I've allowed my weight to get out of control. But its not only about the weight, its for my health. I have watched family go through so many things that have resulted from being overweight. Diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure and the list goes on and on. I don't want that to be me, but if I don't get things under control it very easily could be me.

In 2012 I am committing to get myself happy and healthy! Its going to be all about me!

2012:Picture A Day

After seeing all the pictures that were posted through out the year in 2011  I have decided to join all the cool kids and do my own "picture a day". Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is a great year for all of us!

Me: Ready to take on 2012!