Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yes! 148lbs

Finally in the 140s. I was trying to get to 145 by christmas but I will definitely take 148! Yes, it feels so cool. I feel like my vegetable challenge is really working! I thought because I was eating ramen and vegetables I would be gaining but I'm not. I'm eating ramen without the seasoning and pouring frozen vegetables on it. It all goes in the microwave for 5 minutes. I will switch things up but I'm so happy. I extended my gym membership for another year and once I get used to my vegetable challenge I will devise a plan to regularly use my elliptical again. I know I wanted it for like summer and blizzards but I want to use them again like I did before going to the gym. Soon I will have regular cable and internet so I could start watching anime while exercising again.

Edit:: I realized I hadn't mentioned my vegetable challenge. It's to eat vegetables with dinner for 61 days so I can buy a $61 perfume. The perfume is inevitable but when I get it is the real question. I'm on day 4 of the vegetable challenge.

Friday, December 16, 2011


This isn't necessarily a weight loss post. My hair has been going through a journey along with my weight. In fact my whole style has been going on a journey! I've been really trying to take care of my attire and hair more since I've started the weight loss. Lately, I've been looking at youtube videos for tutorials on styles for my hair and clothes. It's tiring to think about how some look great everyday with their hair and clothes. I want to be like that. I don't really want to be super vain but I don't want to have many frumpy days. So far I've been pretty successful although I see my old ways of mismatching creeping back up when the laundry is low. Hopefully I will really get the hang of this whole dressing to impress myself thing.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wow a lot has happened

A lot has happened in such a short time. I'm going through some transitions in my life but I'm not giving up on my weight loss. This week I did 5 hours of Zumba but not that much weight training. I think I need to make a point of losing the stress in the morning and working out my arms. That is the reason I brought my dumbbells to work with me. I did a workout today that I'm really feeling. My weight isn't changing but my size is dropping. Christmas is coming soon and I really want to look good in my outfits so I'm going to train as much as possible.

Never say you can't work out because you can always find something small to do: Thursday for instance, a woman held me up from rushing home to change into my gym clothes for Zumba. I still went to Zumba-- in jeans, ugg boots, and all. The workout was hard because jeans aren't for dancing but I still pumped as hard as I could. I worked out even though I was tired and stressed from work. It's just hard to make excuses after all that. I did miss class last Saturday but I know I have to keep going.

Panda Express is the enemy! or is it Panera! or is it my lack of will power to drag myself to the grocery after the gym to get groceries. I pick the lack of will power. I'm still not doing great in the food department even though I'm making mild attempts to order more vegetables when I get my rice and chicken. I also have been eating tuna for lunch with a piece of fruit and some chips. I probably could do without the chips but I stopped making popcorn on the stove. I might even stop buying fiber bars for a while too. I love eating them but I think I may need a mild break from the sugar. I'm really finding I'm not in love with sugar like I used to be.

There is going to be another Zumba instructor joining my gym so I might be able to do 6 hours of Zumba a week. I'm thinking if I could do that every week I will be in pretty good shape for the summer. I'm trying a regimen that hopefully will lighten my stretch marks- Its using pure cocoa butter every morning. I probably should do it morning and night but so far it's only been the morning.

That's it for now!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Another Day

I'm trying to understand why I have so much soreness when all I added was pilates. Maybe it really is more of a workout than I thought. The converse shoes seem to be working out right now at the gym even though they are kind of slippery. If you are wondering what I am talking about here is the story: I was feeling extreme discomfort in my knees after Zumba so I'm trying out different shoes until I find a pair suitable for my knees so that I don't end up having to get knee braces. I'm starting to realize I have an addiction to walking around. There was this book I read where this woman just walked and walked until she had holes in her shoes and someone stopped her. I don't think I would want holes in my shoes but I wouldn't mind just walking and walking.