Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So hmmm.

I rewarded my loss by going to TGI Friday's to order my favorite salad. I know I'm not supposed to reward myself with food but I couldn't help it because that salad is good and healthy.

Anyway, I exercised today for like 2.5 hours today. But I'm starting to get irritated because I feel like people are uncomfortable to exercise around me. At first, I thought I was paranoid for thinking it. Now I know for sure that not only are people talking about me but people are really for whatever reason, uncomfortable exercising near me. It's so bothersome-- this is why I was exercising at home before (because I'm already self conscious besides the fact that I thought the gym was too much money). Bah! So I'm going to continue going- I just have to get over that there are rude people there. A couple of the people making me uncomfortable don't even train hard. I kind of felt like it's supposed to be the other way around. Why bash someone that is really trying? We should be uplifting one another.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

160-- OH MY GOSH I'm Overweight!!!!

I was so shocked that I cried. I'm so happy. I feel like I want to go shopping again but actually I also feel like I want to exercise again because I only did like 65 minutes of cardio and then like 30 minutes of weight training today. I gathered my courage and tried the abdominal machine. It looked so weird but I took my time and I think I did rather well with it. I'm going to try to go for longer on it. I exercised yesterday while there was only a few people, which I'm starting to think is the best time to try new things. I was watching the men work out trying to see how I can improve my workout.

My elliptical at home hasn't been used in a while so I'm going to use that after I clean some.

So my newest tuna concoction is Tuna Taco bowl. It's simple as they all are-- tuna drained, a spoonful or less of taco seasoning, salsa, and some lowfat (low everything) cheese. Put it in the microwave for 45 seconds and you have a mini meal! Yay! I think I want to try the protein greek yogurt with it next time for my sour cream.

Sorry I hadn't posted in a bit too, my second vacation just happened. It was great.

My next before and after will come at 155 I think or around there.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I shouldn't have eaten the ice cream I just ate but it was so good. I should have bought the high fiber low fat soy ice cream but I didn't. My body is trying to reject the ice cream because it's not used to this much cow milk..... NOOOOOOO!!!!!

On another note. I did complete 2 hours of cardio with intense weight training. I was burnt afterward and I am probably going to only exercise for like an hour tomorrow with weights and cardio.

I am probably not eating enough food. I was thinking about the amount of real food that I ate yesterday and it wasn't that much. I need to get some more real groceries and enjoy eating vegetables. I only got the ice cream because it was a friend's birthday. I had a 1.5 tiny bowls-- when I mean tiny bowls, it was about a cup of ice cream in total-- less than 300 calories.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Not sure what to do

So I could not complete 2 hours of cardio-- I did one hour and 40 minutes. I added in a ton more weight training today and let me tell you, it was extremely difficult to do any cardio after that. I could not even walk right I was so tired. I ate my protein and it helped me to not fall asleep. I suspect that I will have a hard time moving tomorrow from the intensity of my workout. I am upset that I was too exhausted to finish but I'm happy that I pushed myself so hard. Hopefully it will show for the next weigh in.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Woot 164

Yes! Finally back in the negative! 164 pounds means I'm so much closer to being overweight and not obese. It also means tuna does work for me! Especially because I ate 2 slices of pizza on saturday, 8 chicken wings yesterday, and a whole lot of flaxseed granola. I'm going to buy the Fiber One Brownies if they are still on sale. Also, I'm going to try out some more makeshift tuna meals. I didn't end up eating any tuna on my vacation at all; I mostly ate Subway sandwiches-- spicy Italian BMT with lots of vegetables, and the eggwhite sandwich with lots of vegetables. Mineral water, seltzer water, flavored water, and spring water were my drinks. How pizza got involved: I was wanting to try the pizza everyone one was having so I had two slices from a personal pan pizza. How chicken wings got involved: On the way back, there was a few choices of restaurants. I was sick of Subway, and not in the mood for pizza so I ate chicken wings. It was delicious.

I read the novel Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster on the vacation. I laughed so hard at times that people were staring. It was definitely a great book to motivate me into trying weights today. I added weight lifting in between my 2 hour cardio workout. I did weighted lunges, a tricep exercise, and a deltoid exercise. I need to stop avoiding the abdominal exercise. Bah! My hopes is that I will not be too sore to do weights again on wednesday. I like the free weights better than the machines because it feels like there are less people watching me exercise. I need to come up with a good routine to free weights but for now I will do what I know. I also tried something really different on the treadmill today. I put it at the maximum incline of the machine and walked that for 20 minutes. It was so hard but it was good. I don't remember where I read the line "if it doesn't get you sweating in 5 minutes than the exercise is not hard enough". I was sweating buckets today but it was a great workout.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

120 minutes and Pesto Tuna

So if there is one thing I would recommend it would have to be Pesto Tuna. It tastes way different than apple sauce and tuna. I loved it-- and found all the ingredients in my fridge. I had been using the pesto to stuff with the cheese in the Roma tomatoes for the microwave but the Pesto Tuna is so much better. I wonder how tomatoes might have changed the taste. It was just a can of tuna, a sprinkle of low moisture cheese, and a teaspoon or so of pesto. Pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then do with it what you please. I just ate it straight from the bowl. So good. It also looks more appetizing than the apple sauce Tuna.

So getting back to my vacation. I have no real clue what to pack for the snacks. I have seltzer water, apples, and trail mix so far. I was thinking of trying out the new fiber one brownies since I'm all about having fiber.

Has anyone tried the green bean spaghetti? I read on the forum I joined about replacing spaghetti noodles with green beans for the spaghetti. I bought no sodium green beans and low sodium and fat pasta sauce. I still have the low everything cheese so this could be very positive.

Tuesdays time: 120 minutes
I still need to exercise for today.

Monday, July 11, 2011


It's a victory for me since I posted before about being 170 last Monday but it doesn't do much good because I was 165lbs before. I'm trying something different again. I looked back in my blog to see the time I lost the most weight and I'm going to repeat what I was eating then and see if it brings similar results. It's basically a lot of tuna and a lot of vegetables. I'm happy to be eating tuna too. It's supposed to be a fat burning food. I will try the canned salmon when I find it at a good price since it's supposed to have more antioxidants than tuna. I added apple sauce to my tuna for dinner tonight. I lemon stuff in the fridge that I could add to my tuna with pepper for tomorrow. This should be interesting. I had even checked out a book about tinned tuna.

Today's exercise: 123 minutes.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

120 and 65

My time was not so good yesterday 65 minutes in comparison to the workout from the previous days but I exercised for more than 7 hours this week!! I'm so proud of myself for that. I'm taking a vacation soon and am trying to figure out ways that I will be getting in at least 4 hours of exercise besides the usual walking. I think I'm going to bring some exercise videos along so if they don't have a gym at least I'm doing some aerobics. I didn't eat the best yesterday but it was my first time eating meat for the week. I had fish, shrimp, and chicken. It was delicious. I didn't have pasta (I had sushi) and I didn't eat any dessert so at least I had that going for me. The majority of the chicken was grilled and roasted. I did eat vegetables. One of my schemes to try is buying the large mixed vegetables from Panda Express and using that with lunch and dinner.

Ok so some sort of not workout related things. I've been watching the diamond league series on television and it really is getting me pumped again about my workouts. Watching Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt is so amazing. I want my legs to look solid like theirs when I'm done. I don't care to have ripped looking arms. I want to have ripped looking legs so when I put on a dress people will see the definition! Yes to chiseled legs!!

MB if you are reading this. I can't seem to post comments on your blog.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ran 23 minutes Yesterday

Sorry my internet is acting a bit wonky so I'm posting alittle late. I want to exercise as best I can.... I need to change my weight because I weighed in at 170 monday. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm going to keep exercising because it makes me feel like I'm doing something for myself. I didn't even eat really out of the ordinary besides not eating fruit. I'm going to reintroduce fruits back into my diet this week but I haven't done it yet. I'm contemplating calorie counting for the rest of the weight loss but I don't like the stress of counting all the calories I want to eat. It would kind of feel like I'm torturing myself with exercise and eating. I'm going to have to do something different because I don't know why it feels like I'm not changing anything about my body this summer. I hope when I weigh in next monday the weight will have gone down. I will cut down on the things with artifical sweeteners. I was watching a report about people gaining weight because of artifical sweeteners. Maybe that will help. I cleaned out my freezer again and noticed I have a lot of vegetables in there. I made some delicious pesto broccoli and cauliflower yesterday.

Yesterdays workout: 131 minutes
Todays workout: 120 minutes

Friday, July 1, 2011

147 minutes and Omg

So I was working out today and the personal trainer I admire happens to speak to me. I freak out because I couldn't believe he was really speaking to me. I felt like a high school girl talking to the most popular guy at school. He said he'd been watching me all week and that I was doing a great job with my workout. He suggested that I start taking fish oil for a protein supplement and that I start using light weights with many repetitions. He was super nice and was taking to me while running effortlessly on the treadmill. He caught on to my gaze and I told him how amazed I was and he laughed and said " You must think I'm a freak or something". Him asking me if thought he was a freak? Psssh. It was so cool. I can't wait until I'm able to run like that. He inspired me to push harder on my running today. I didn't know I could run at 5.6 on the treadmill. I'm in such a good mood about that. $70an hour for him to be my trainer (too much money) but the pep talk was so uplifting. I really had thought they all thought I was crazy for working out so long each time.