Thursday, January 28, 2010

Officer, it wasn't my fault.

Yesterday was not a good dieting day. Sterling ate cake for breakfast, which made Gracie want cake also. She already had breakfast, so I figured...a little piece of cake won't hurt her. The smell of it was so delicious. I wanted a piece so bad. I opted for licking the knife instead. I didn't cut my tongue, so I consider it a success. It was better than eating a piece of cake for breakfast right?

I did great not eating any snacks, then around 11 Erica called because Camron (also known as Acornn) needed to go to the hospital for stitches in his thumb. I grabbed Gracie and went straight over to her house. Erica's daycare kids were having spaghetti. I fixed everyone a plate and saved a little for myself. I was getting ready to fix my plate when I heard someone knocking on her front door. I go and answer and what do you know...another kid. Of course he hasn't had lunch, so I give him my spaghetti. He's more minute and that spaghetti was mine! Erica came back home about 1:30. She had to stop at the pharmacy and drop off a prescription...and she brought me a FAVORITE candy bar :) I didn't eat it right away, although I was starving! I decided to stop at Burger King (because it is open now!) My heart was screaming...get the Hershey Pie! I knew I had the candy bar so I didn't get it. Instead I ordered a whopper jr, small order of french fries and a small coke. It smelled SO good. I grab my burger and what do you know...they gave me a whopper. No Jr. I ate almost all of it and I didn't eat the fries...waste of money. That shows strength. I'm improving. I did scarf down the candy bar after the burger.

Since, I had a high calorie lunch (and honestly I didn't have time for dinner) I ate a sandwich for dinner. A whole 300 calories...which isn't bad. When I came home, I ate that piece of cake I wanted for breakfast. :-/

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The last few pounds are the hardest to get off right?

Dag. I haven't lost anything in like 3 days. What a bummer! Everyone says the last few pounds are the hardest to get off. What if I create a pretend say 125 lb. I will NEVER get there, but maybe I can trick myself into losing the last few that I really would like to get rid of. I know it takes time to lose weight, but I'm not a very patient person.

Also, before I worked out, I decided to try on my bathing suit. It didn't look too terrible. I'm pretty skinny, minus the "inter tube" of fat above my hips. Some people have "muffin top"...I have my own floatation device. In fact, the other night Sterling and I were going out and I had on a fitted shirt. I asked him if the shirt showed my fat...he said, "I think your pants are pushing it up and making look like muffin top." No honey, that is there when I am naked...but your honesty is appreciated. I changed my shirt.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Comedic Workout

The past 2 maybe 3 days I haven't done so well with eating healthy; however, it is 10 times better than it has ever been. I've eaten like one serving of chocolate covered Ritz crackers when typically I would the whole box. I blame my lack of will power on the lack of working out and I blame my lack of working out on the Virginia State Police :D Sterling is working midnights, so I have to find something to keep Gracie quiet. That doesn't leave time for me to do school-work, house-work, and exercise.

Today, my mom is here. Gracie is napping and Sterling is still sleeping, so I convince mom to workout with me. She chose the treadmill so I took the stationary bike. I'm going to try to paint a picture of my mom on the treadmill. I set her at 3 miles per hour. That is a decent walk. She immediately jumped off the "belt". She said it took off too fast. I promised her it wasn't fast, so she got back on. I started pedaling and I notice mom is holding on for dear life. She refuses to let go. I told her to slow it down to where she can walk without holding on and then slowly increase her speed back up to 3 mph. She didn't even want to let go to hit the down button :D It made me lol for real. When she got to 1/2 a mile we switched.

Also, I thought the Colt's game started at 1...wrong. We ended up watching the hockey game. Kate- I hope you read my blog. Watching hockey on tv is not any fun. I was chanting FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT and Let's Go Pittsburgh (clap clap clap clap clap) and it didn't help. I know sports are more fun live, but that was like watching golf on tv. Sorry golf fans...and hockey on tv fans (possibly just Kate).

When Doug surprised Kate with a group outing to the hockey game, I had to keep it a secret, so I told people we were going ice skating. Now i want to go ice skating. Anyone want to go maybe next weekend?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Feeling skinny!

Remember when I said I about died because I weighed 144 lb? Today when I got on the scale I weighed 138 lb. This was fully clothed, after lunch! Even if the scale was wrong last time, I am still calling this a 6 lb loss. I take what I can get...don't judge me for that.

Yesterday, I had trouble not eating chocolate. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted it. After lunch, I had an apple and some peanut butter and nutella. SO good! It was an extra 200 calories, so I'm good with that. Then, before class, I had time to drive to the store and get a coke and some peanut m&m's. By the strength of Jesus, I made it to class without stopping. I did tell myself I could get them after class, but then it was raining and getting out of the car in rain was not worth chocolate. (Thank you Jesus for that rain!) I did come home and eat one oreo. I took about 5 minutes to eat it. Normally, it takes 5 seconds. Eating that one did fix my craving. I'm going to blame all of yesterday on the fact that I didn't work out.

BTW- those size 6 jeans that I couldn't get over my fatness last week...they go on and button now :)

I've heard that some people gain and lose weight in there boobs...I'm pretty sure I gain in the butt and lose in the boobs. Oh well, I'm fine being big butt, boobless, Jamie :D

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm wondering if duct tape is a good diet plan...

Today is diet attempt IV. Roman numerals makes it sound more official...which means I am trying harder. I stopped taking the pills sometime last week or so, not because I was pooping like crazy...I just stopped. I got on the scale today. 144 lb. WHAT??? I haven't showered yet...maybe I have several pounds of dirt on me.
I think the weather has something to do with me being a fatso. I don't like being cold, so I am not having fun running on the treadmill (in the garage). My feet and face are frozen and the rest of me gets hot. I also don't like feeling my butt bounce when I run. Bounce like fat jiggling. Horrible feeling.
One day last week I put on a pair of size 6 jeans. I literally had to wiggle to get them over my hips...but I couldn't get them buttoned. I wanted to cry. I felt ten times better when I was able to wear a pair of size 4 jeans instead. (Note: I will not be washing those jeans...I'm keeping them stretched out.)
Part of getting skinny/healthy/whatever I claim to be doing is eating better. Now that school has started I've been eating chocolate like its oxygen. Yesterday I ate an entire box of chocolate covered Ritz crackers. Yes they are delish and yes, I now understand the nervous system. However, I probably ate my entire weeks worth of calories. I bought carrots this week. I'm going to try to munch on them instead. I'm going to pretend to be a complete health nut and pretend I don't like junk food.
Motivation: I am thinking about putting pictures of fat girls on the junk drawer and junk food cabinet. Of course, I'll have to put pictures of hot chicks in bathing suits on the carrots. :) I'm sure the rest of the family is going to love this :)
I will post my weight again know, after I've washed all the heavy dirt off :D

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Too get rid of my bubble butt- I opted for bubble guts

Day 4: I took all 8 pills yesterday. Some people are worried about me doing so, but I'm hard headed. I was worried that I might have an accident though. It doesn't specify what type of poop I should be expecting with this. What if I shart myself in public? Haha. Just thinking about that makes me embarrassed. Today, the pills work. I've pooped like 4 times. Regular poop, no bubble guts. Thank you Jesus!

I am not new to working out, I just have done anything in about a month. I ran a mile on Tuesday. Yesterday I ran a mile, lifted weights and worked on my abs. Sterling jokes on me when I lift weights because I really can't lift that much. After I finish lifting, I added more weights to the bar, so he will think I am getting like 20 pounds. Haha. I've also increased my speed on the treadmill. I don't like running on it, so I only do a mile. If it weren't so cold outside I would run longer.

Because I love food and I stink at dieting, I am just trying to make healthier choices. For last night's dinner I used fat free Italian dressing mix and I did half mashed cauliflower and half mashed potatoes.

I googled a healthy weight for my height and got the result of 129-154. I'm already in that range, but I am aiming for a solid 135...that is what I weighed at the beginning of summer.

Today when I woke up I was sore. YAY! That means I did something...probably from adding the extra weight after I finished lifting. :) The fronts of my legs hurt and my arm pits hurt. I was hoping my butt and abs would hurt. I'm going to really focus on my abs tonight, but I need some ideas to make my butt hurt...that sounds odd. Any suggestions? I did weighted squats FYI. I've thought about getting Sterling's swimming fin things (flippers maybe???). They remind me of that scene in Along Came Polly. Anyway, I thought about wearing those to add weight to my ankles and then I can do like swimming kicks laying on my stomach to work my rear and reverse it to work my abs. Just an idea.

That about sums up my day. Except, I forgot to take the pills this morning, but I took them this afternoon. Oh well. I've already missed 12 pills anyway! :)

This was what I had for dinner...
London Broil- open it and drop that sucker in the crock pot. (Raw meat gags me)
Dry Italian dressing mix (I found fat free) packet and empty into crock pot.
Pepperoncinni peppers (found near the pickle section) Open jar and dump into crock pot.
Cut up an onion (or two) and throw that in there also. It is sooo good, you won't want to be home while this is cooking because it makes you hungry all day.

Now, time to fix dinner and get my workout on :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In the beginning-Might be TMI for the XY chromosome

No, I do not think I am fat, but I am not skinny. After I got married, I was oblivious to the fact that I was gaining weight and I am somewhat paranoid that I will be a size 10 before I know it. I'm not ashamed of my current weight 137 lb. and I'm a hair under 5'6". I can and have been skinnier...that was when I was working out and breastfeeding Gracie. I was probably burning 1000 calories a day. The problem with that is I had very little muscle and couldn't run for squat. My goal is to have muscle definition and to run 5k's or maybe a 1/2 marathon. (Full marathon is just thank you!)

Also, someone once told me that her "Walk around naked weight" is 135. You know, the weight were you feel comfortable walking around naked...or for me in a bathing suit. I'm not sure what my "Walk around naked weight" is, but it is not 135!

So, here I am paranoid that I am gaining weight without realizing it and also I'm wanting to be in better physical shape. While Tasha was here I made her watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I love watching E!, so she had to watch it with me. Tasha told me that she heard they have their own line of diet pills that gives them more energy and keeps them skinny. Wait! Energy, plus being skinny, plus eat what I want??? I have to get these pills. I look it up and they use SlimQuick. I google it, read all about it (available at Walmart). You have to start with the one week Detox. Detox=poop a lot. If I am going to do this, I might as well do the detox part, even though I poop regularly I give it a go. I glance at the directions and it says take your first serving before lunch and your second serving before dinner. So, I take one pill out and pop it in my mouth. HORSE PILL! I almost vomit trying to swallow it. It was huge. If I get sick, I guess I will lose weight right? But that is unhealthy, so I have to swallow these pills. First day goes by, I stayed by the bathroom for just in case. Nothing. Second day, hello horrible gas. Maybe I'm not full of poop, maybe I'm full of hot air. Haha.
(Day 3). I am not feeling the energy or pooping more, the pills are NOT working. This morning I decided to read the booklet that came with the pills. Serving size=4 pills. So I am supposed to take 4 pills before lunch and 4 pills before dinner. I can barely get 1 pill down. It took me an entire bottle of water to get 4 pills down today. I'm definitely going to be drinking enough water now! BTW- I took the pills 2 hours ago and I can already tell I have more energy.