Sunday, May 29, 2011

ZUMBA for wii

Went out this morning and bought myself the Zumba game for wii. 

LOVE IT!  It was a lot of fun.  Though I verified that I'm not latin and can't move my hips or dance, it was fun anyway.  I did the 20 minute beginner workout and after 5 minutes I was sweating.  I think I may play it again tonight or later on today.

I pushed myself and really tried to follow along to the dancing.  I think this could be a great addition to my workout routine.  This works out a lot of areas of your body.  I have a feeling that some muscle I haven't used in a while is going to be sore tomorrow.  I think my arms are a bit sore. 

I had fun and like one of my friends said who has this- you don't realize it's already been 20 minutes.  I wish the workout was more than 20 minutes though cause I don't think 20 minutes is going to cut it.  Gotta get that heart rate up and keep it there for at least 45 minutes in my opinion.  There is an advanced one that is 45 minutes so I guess I better get myself up to that.  :)

Anyway, that's my review on Zumba.  Love it- though I wish it had real people instead of this colored image of a person.

To be continued...

8 pounds gone FOREVER

Good Sunday Morning.  Today marks my 3 week jorney towards finding my skinny girl.

So far, so good.  I've lost 3 pounds this week.

Starting weight: 204
Current weight: 196
Total Pounds lost:8!
Pounds to go (until I'm 140 at least): 56

It's funny to me that I've lost more weight this week because I haven't worked out as hard and I've eaten a bit more (still under 1000 calories a day with a few days a little over).

I saw a friend post about getting Zumba for the wii and I am going to get that TODAY.  I need something other than just walking.  I have another friend who's letting me borrow a Jillian Michaels DVD.  So now I'll have more than one way to work out.  Walking, stationary bike, Zumba, and Jilian Michaels.  :)

I'm feeling good.  I don't see a HUGE difference yet in how anything fits (shirt is a little looser around my belly).  I'm thinking with a few more pounds, I'll start feeling a difference.

I'll take my weekly pictures and see if there is any change from week 1 to now, later today.  I like that.  I'm going to take a picture of me in my workout outfit every week until I'm down to where I want to be.

I am looking forward to next weekend!  We have our annual bike rally and I love going!  BUT! I have a feeling I may gain a little from the weekend.  I sure hope not.  I'll have to be careful in what I drink.

Tomorrow is Conner (my oldest child)'s birthday.  He's going to be 4!!!  I've got to go get him a cake and present today.  So, time for me to go take a shower.

Fat girl 0 Skinny girl 21!!!!!!

To be continued..

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Ok so that was kinda corny and silly for my title but its the best I could do.  :)

I got my hair cut yesterday.  It had been probably close to a year since the last time I got it cut (probably less than that but it seems like a year).  I debated on getting a feather in my hair but didn't.  Maybe next time.  I like my new hair but I think Jason liked it longer.  I went a little shorter than I thought I would go but I like how light it is.

I weighed myself (just for fun) after getting back from getting my hair cut and I was down a half a pound.  HA!  I joked with the girl doing my hair that I'd probably lose a pound from getting it cut.

My starting weight: 204-206 (I saw 206 that day but went with my lightest weight)
After week 1: 202
After week 2: 200
Now: 197.5
Total weight loss (almost 3 weeks)- 6.5 pounds

I feel good about that.  I'm just glad I'm going down.  I really don't care (well ok I do) how much I lose in a week, just as long as I'm losing something.

I'm getting better about eating out.  Today I went to Mazios and had a 1/2 a salad with Italian dressing and 2 thin crust pieces of pizza.  This was at the BUFFET.  I could have (not on my diet) gone back multiple times and even had desert pizza.  It just amazes me how many calories are in pizza.  It's probably one of the worst things to eat!  Last night we had Papa Murphys (pizza you buy and cook at home- yum) and I looked up Jason's pizza (that he can almost eat all in one sitting) and it was something like 2700 calories!  CRAZY!

I was so tired after coming home, getting children fed, me fed, and putting everyone in bed that I didn't feel like going for a walk!  I told myself "eh, what's one day of not going.  I can just go lay down and watch a movie tonight and walk tomorrow."  I'm thinking that was the fat girl talking!!!!  So this skinny girl had a talk with this fat girl and said, "you can go for a walk and then come home and watch TV AND walk tomorrow too!"  So ok, I've got my shoes on, my spandex on, and ipod ready.  This skinny girl is going for a walk!  Here I go, wish me luck!

Fat Girl -0!  Skinny Girl- 20! (should get bonus point for talking myself into walking tonight)  :)

To be continued...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Another pound bites the dust!

Weighed myself this morning and was down yet another pound.  :)  So all this blah feeling I had yesterday was made better when I got on that scale.  198.0!  That makes 6 pounds lost to date.  Feels good.

I have GOT to walk tonight!!!  It is a must!  I missed yesterday again because of the weather and it was too late after dinner and getting the kids to sleep so I didn't ride my bike either.

If I don't walk tonight I know I'm going to feel like I'm not fully in it to win it!  (Ha, American Idol quote right there).  So I've got to walk and let myself remember that I'm in it to win it! 

I'm getting my hair cut today.  I'll post a picture later tonight if I like it.  :P

I love how I can tell my class I've lost weight and how excited they get for me.  They seem so proud when I tell them how I'm doing.  One student came over to me today and said, "my mom wants to know how you are losing 5 pounds already.  She wants to know what you are doing and where you are going."  So cute. 

Another student said to me the other day, "my dad is trying to lose weight but he's not doing so well.  The other day he ate a chocolate doughnut.  I see you have vegetables today.  That's good."

Kids are just so darn cute.  :)

Conner (my little boy) got up on my bike the other day and said, "mommy, I want to get skinny too."  He's a bean pole!

That's all I have for now.  To be continued...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday Blah

Well today is Wednesday.  I'm feeling kinda blah today. 

I didn't do so well (though really I didn't do that bad) yesterday.  I went out to eat for dinner and had a burger.  HOWEVER, I ate it without the bun, cheese, and sauce.  So I guess I did ok.  I ate it with guacamole on top.  It probably wasn't that bad...but I did eat some fries.  They were so darn good!  I didn't eat them all so I guess that's ok too.  :)  I ate a salad but didn't have my favorite dressing- RANCH!  I love ranch so the salad just wasn't the same... but I did it.

I ate at Subway for lunch.  Had a turkey on wheat (love white) with no cheese (love cheese).  It was pretty good and I really didn't miss the cheese (that adds 40 extra calories) and the wheat was actually tasty.  :)

I didn't work out yesterday because well... there were severe storms in the area and I didn't want to get blown away.  I didn't ride my bike either because I was too tired.

Today I plan to get out there and walk my hour as long as the weather stays clear.

Not sure why I feel blah today.  Maybe it's because it's a Wednesday and a long day. 

I did however, have my t-shirt on today and it didn't fit as tight around my tummy.  Still have that flabby baby belly but it wasn't stuck to it (my belly had some jiggle room).  :)

I feel like I'm still motivated to lose this weight.  I guess the honeymoon phase has worn off and now it's just work.  That's ok.  Maybe once I get back outside I'll feel the fresh air and feel better.

I love walking outside.  I get to escape my house, my children, and just GO.  Just go go go until I can't go anymore. 

I've got a headache and I have to go get my oldest child from daycare here in a minute, so that's all I'm posting for now.

To be continued...

Oh and I'm getting my hair done tomorrow!  Excited!  It's been a very long time since I've had it cut and colored.  :)  YAY!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Morning

Woke up this morning (though I really wanted to stay in bed).  Went to the scale (because I can't stay away!) and it said "199.0."  So I guess I am up to 5 lbs lost.  That feels so good.  SO GOOD!  I'm making progress.  Slowly, but progress.  I put on a tank top that I had purchased a few weeks ago.  A few weeks ago I wouldn't dare wear it by itself... but today it was loose.  Freshly washed and loose.  :)  Made me feel good.  I still didn't wear it by itself but it's under another shirt today.  :)  It isn't tight around my flabby belly.  It hangs like it should.  It's under there but soon enough it will be the outside top!  Something to look forward to.

I can't wait until I can get back into my 80 dollar jeans I bought a long time ago.  80 dollar jeans seem to do something special to your butt.  :)  Right now they don't button, but soon enough I'll see that butt I haven't seen in a very long time. 

I can't wait to wear a strapless shirt and not poke at my arm fat.  You know, that fat near your armpits that you try to tuck in.  HA!  jk

I can't wait until I can bend over and not see my butt crack (that has moved further up my back). 

I can't wait until I can put on my spanks and actually be able to breath.  Maybe I won't be able to wear the spanks I have now. 

These things I have to look forward to help me to keep going.  This blog helps me to keep going.  Seeing people and talking to them, helps me to keep going.  Knowing that there are people out there who have lost weight, help me to keep going.

So 5 lbs lost, motivation strong, desire to find that skinny girl is stronger than ever.  I gotta "just keep swimming." 

Fat girl 0 Skinny girl 17 (I think)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Comparison... not much to look at

Well I did a comparison picture.  Not much to look at but here it is anyway.  :)  I just can't wait until I start seeing a difference and can post a picture and everyone can say, "WOW!"  :)  But that will take some time.  Anyway, here it is. At least you can tell that I've gotten some sun these past 2 weeks!  :)  And I stand up a little taller.  HA!  Week 1 on the left, week 2 on the right.

My husband and I think my back fat doesn't look as fat but we aren't sure, could be the angle.

Sunday Morning- 2 weeks!

I have made it 2 weeks.

2 Weeks of:
-Working out almost every day (only missed 3 days and that was because I was sick)
- No cokes- Actually nothing to drink other than water and a little acai berry juice
- No deserts- no chocolate, no sugar, no cookies 
- Eating fresh veggies and fruit
- Counting calories every day!  I've written down every single thing that I've eaten

So I weighed myself this morning and was sad to see "204.5"  I was like WTF?  Not cool!

So I went to the bathroom and weighed myself again.  :P

199.5!  Ha!  So I'm going with it. It isn't happening as fast as I'd like it to but at least I'm losing something.  I'll just be glad when I start seeing numbers starting with 1 more often and never seeing that dreaded 2 again!

I was hoping to lose 4 lbs a week... but I knew that was not realistic or healthy.  2 lbs a week I can live with.  So lets see... if I lose 2 lbs a week until school starts back in August that would be... about 26 lbs which would put me down at 178ish.

I think that doable.  I may even start to lose more because right at the begining is "water" weight... right?  I dunno.  All I do know is that I'm going to lose this weight no matter how long it takes.  I'm determined.  I may start jazersize this summer with some of my friends from my mom's group.

I think I'm going to take a picture today just to see if there is any noticable changes (though I doubt there is yet). 

I have got to get back to walking today.  I was sick on Thursday, Friday, Saturday so I missed out on walking.  My stomach was so sore from coughing so much!  Hey, at least that's one way of working those ab muscles, right?  :)

Oh and here's a thought.  When I first started walking in my spandex I was self conscience and scared about everyone seeing me.  Then I told myself that I'm a work in progress and to heck with what people think.  At least I'm up doing something about myself and not at home eating chips and getting fatter.  So even now when I put a shirt on that is a little tight.  I tell myself that I'm a work in progress and I'm not perfect and yes I'm fat but to heck with what other people think when they see me.  I am who I am right now and I know I'm changing it and this work in progress is going to be complete one of these days.  :)

Fat girl 0 Skinny girl 14

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cough Cough!

Yesterday I woke up feeling like crap!  I coughed all day and coughed all night.  I woke up this morning with the same darn cough and sore abs!  I guess that's one way of working out those abs!

I weighed myself this morning and I was back at 200.  :/  Just wish I could get over that 200 bump, but I'm sure it will happen soon enough. I can tell that my t-shirts aren't as tight around my belly.  So I'm sure I'm doing something, its just not showing up on the scale yet.

I still have a hard time eating more than 1000 calories.  I guess I'm just going to go with the fact that I'm not hungry so I'm not starving myself.  I eat healthy foods (yogurt and banana for breakfast, chicken salad and veggies for lunch, and something small and light for dinner and maybe a little snack.)

I didn't walk yesterday but there was no way I would have been able to feeling this crummy.

I had to come home from work today because my little girl was running a fever.  I'm glad.  I'm out of sick days so it will just come out of my paycheck but I'm starting to think that there is no way I could have made it through the day anyway.  I have lost my voice!

I started day 3 of the second round of pills.  By the time I got home from work, I had to rush to the bathroom.  It amazes me that the "detox cleanse" pills didn't work but this "mega fat burner" seems to be doing the trick.

I'm going to go lay down now and try to sleep some.  Going to take me some NyQuil and sleep!

Fat girl 0 Skinny girl 13 (almost 2 weeks!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Let the cleansing begin!

So today I decided to skip the last 2 days of the "detox" part of my cleanse and move into round 2.  This is 7 days of "fat blasting" or something like that.  I can't remember what the pills are called.  So I took 2 this morning and by lunch time I had to run home to go to the bathroom (I just can't do that at work).

WOW!  I think I'll be losing some weight from this part of the cleanse. 

The first part kinda made me feel a bit bloated and I just didn't feel like it was working like it should be.  Either I ate something that messed with my tummy or the pills are taking effect.

So YAY for cleansing myself.

I got on the scales today and it said I was back up to the weight I started with.  So I was a little perterbed with the scale.  I've decided that the scale will be hidden (by my husband) until a month has gone by.  That way I will have something to look forward to and I won't be obsessing over if I'm losing weight or not.  I mean, I should be losing weight.

I went for an hour walk yesterday and I will go for an hour again today.  I walked close to 5,000 steps at work and over 6,000 steps walking outside.  I'd that that was a sucessful day.  I plan to beat the time it took me to walk 6,000 steps yesterday, tonight. 

Time to get the kids from daycare.  Bath time, dinner time, bed time, WALK.  :)

Fat girl 0 (I'm taking away that Saturday... it was afterall only a few drinks and I did dance a lot that night) Skinny girl 11 (I think).

To be continued...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Calories and Detox

I wrote a post earlier but didn't submit it.  I'm just at a loss at to really what to post today.  I'm doing well as far as eating healthy and not over eating.  I made chicken tacos last night and didn't eat cheese on it and had it as a taco salad with whole grain chips.  It was YUMMY!  I fixed just a little (normal size portion) on my plate and didn't eat 2nds.  :)

I'm having a hard time eating more than 1,000 calories.  I just find it very easy to stay under 1,000 and I know that's just not good because my body may shut down and go into "starvation" mode.  But if I'm not hungry, how do I force myself to eat?  I eat 3 meals a day and 1 snack.  I keep it healthy and I do eat protein, veggies, fruit, etc.  Everything I'm eating is healthy foods.  I'm drinking plenty of water and going to the bathroom a lot.

So is that not good?  I'm just confused at how I'm eating to lose weight.  It sounds weird to me that I have to eat more to lose weight.  Not more as in what I was eating.  More as in more than 1,200 calories at day or even more than that.  If I'm ok with eating 1,000 and I'm not hungry, is my body still shuting down?

I'm scared to eat more because I'm afraid I will gain weight back.  I don't know, calories and weight loss is all a bit confusing to me.

I have my ipod on to track how many steps I'm taking today.  I just wanted to know out of curiosity how many steps I take throughout the day.  So far... close to 600 steps (it's 10am, I started at 8am).  I haven't been doing a lot this morning at all.

I walked only about 4,000 steps last night, which online it says 2000 steps is 1 mile.  So I guess I walked 2 miles (in 40 minutes).  So about a mile every 20 minutes or so.  I've gotta get faster.  I did run a few steps yesterday.  I just feel so silly running.  I have to do it when I get to a place with no light.  :)

Jilian Michaels Detox review- So far no problem as far as rushing to the bathroom.  I have noticed I need to pee a lot but that could be be because I've been drinking a ton of water.

Time to get ready for lunch.  It's greek yogurt, chicken salad, and veggies for lunch today.

Weight- 201
Loss- 3 lbs (I went up 1 lb since Friday but that's ok)
Day- 11

To be continued...

Sunday, May 15, 2011


So today I did good eating.  I went to Red Robin for lunch and ate a guacamole burger with no bacon (love my bacon!) no cheese (LOVE CHEESE) and no bun (eh, I could live without).  They brought it to me "protein style" with lettuce and it was YUMMY! With a side salad with oil and vinegar it was around 400 calories total.  I feel like the past week I've eaten nothing with flavor and today was so very tasty.

I had a bag of popcorn (smart pop or something like that) and that helped get me to dinner.

Tonight is Sonic.  SONIC you say?  Yes- I am getting the grilled chicken wrap and a banana.  It is a total of 495 calories.

That puts my total for the day at 1242.  I'd say that was a successful day of eating out today.

I cleaned the house some today and after I eat I am going to bundle up and go for a walk.  It is hard to clean when you have such a fun playlist to listen to while cleaning.  I ended up dancing around (I even jumped up and down quite a few times, let lose and had fun).  Jason wasn't home so I felt so free and not so silly jumping around the house and doing what I call "dancing."  :)  Of course I listened to Prince- Pussy Control a few times.  I just love that song.  It has such a great beat!

For yesterday I forgot to post - fat girl 1, skinny girl 7

Today I'd say fat girl 1, skinny girl 8.  :)

Wonder how long I can keep up with the scoreboard I have going.  Maybe I can make a paper and start tally marks.

Off to give the child a bath.  Wonder how many calories I burn fighting with the child, chasing him around the house to get his clothes off and chasing him into the bath and then fighting with him when I wash his hair.  Man I wish he liked getting clean!  :)

OH! and I forgot to mention that I am starting to notice the cleanse taking effect!  I have had to rush to the bathroom a few times.  I don't feel flushed out yet but I sure hope that doesn't happen tomorrow while I'm teaching!  I may have to tell the teacher next to me that if I open her door it means I have to run to the bathroom!  :P

To be continued...

Prom, margaritaville, and tu-tu's

So last night I went to my mom's group girls night out "prom."  :)  I wasn't going to go because... well I didn't feel like taking this fat girl shopping to get a fat girl dress that I would look uncomfortable and fat in.  I decided to go and said "Fu@# it" I don't care.  I'm a work in progress and I am going to think of myself that way any time I put on something I just don't feel that great in. 

I didn't want to spend much, so I ran to goodwill.  Didn't find a darn thing (cause all the dresses were size 8 or less).  Depressing.

I came home and decided to make my darn dress.  So I got out all the tule I had (cause this fat girl needs a lot of tule to cover her butt) and made myself a pretty darn impressing tu-tu dress.  Here's a picture of it.

It was a huge sucess and I ended up winning for "most creative."  I didn't even know there would be voting going on.  Did I mention that I felt pretty darn cute in it and that everyone wanted to play with my dress.  :)  It was fun.  Made me feel good.

I told myself I wasn't going to drink much because of all the sugar and calories.  But I didn't eat dinner and didn't snack while I was there so I went for it.  I think I had about 4-5 margaritas.  Then after I got home I needed something in my tummy so I ate some chicken salad I made for the family for dinner last night.  So yes I went over my daily calorie intake yesterday for sure!  Oh well, I'm going to get back up on my horse today and not dwell on what I did last night.

Jilian Michaels cleanse day 3- Day's 1 and 2... nothing.  Day 3 so far... nothing.  I don't notice anything different.  I'm a little gassy... not sure that's related.  :)  So here's hoping that the flood gates open the heck up today because I spent 20 dollars on these silly pills... I want to at least see some results.

Today is Sunday, which means, CLEANING DAY!  I'm not motivated to clean my house but I guess I can't think of it as I'm burning calories while I clean.  :)

Today's morning weight (after eating a yogurt and drinking a big glass of water)- 200.5

Oh and I added a "ticker" to the bottom of my site so I can be reminded of how many pounds I've lost and how many more I have to go.

Happy weight loss everyone.  To be continued...

Saturday, May 14, 2011


So, last Saturday was when I really started this journey.  I've gone 1 whole week of not cheating, working out every day, and eating less than 1,000 calories.  My results from the week:

I feel less bloated
I lost 4 lbs!

I'm sure a lot of the loss is water weight, that's what everyone says anyway, but I don't care.  I feel great, I feel healthier, happier, and more motivated to see what I can do this week.

I started the Jilian Michael's cleanse yesterday.  It said to take 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills at lunch.  I didn't get the pills until lunch time yesterday, so I just went ahead and took 2 in the afternoon and 2 at night with a HUGE cup of water.

So far, all I did was pee a lot.  No big cleanse yet.  I'm sure its bound to happen.

Yesterday I only ate 242 calories.  Yes, BAD!  I don't want my body to go into starvation mode.  I'm going to eat a bit more today.  I'm going to try to go over 1,000 calories without eating crap.  It is easy to eat healthy food and stay under 1,000.  I just didn't realize how less I have been eating, especially yesterday when I took in less than what I burned. 

Today is a busy day but I'm canceling plans I have and just stay home and clean my house and work my booty off.  I didn't get to walk outside yesterday because of the crappy cold wet weather.  I'm hoping today I can get out there.  I love being outside.  Yes, I wear my spandex out in public.  I feel uncomfortable for a few minutes and then I'm like, "whatever people, stare if you want, this fat girl doesn't care.  At least this fat girl is out doing something about it!"  Then I hold my head up high and walk till I can't walk anymore.

It is getting easier to walk an hour.  I'm thinking I'm gonna have to up it to an hour and a half.  Much easier since Jason bought me a new pink ipod nano that has a pedometer on it.  :)

What is hard is the after walk resting time.  I have recently found out from talking to people that I have planter facitis (spelling?).  It is super painful in my heels.  I can walk on my feet all day long and feel just fine.  But the minute I sit down and rest, my heels swell and make it super painful to walk.  I can't hardly walk on my feet in the mornings.  It sucks!  But I'm either going to get new insoles and do some stretches or go to the doctor to see what he can do.

Anyway, I need to go take my next round of detox pills.  Wish me luck.  :)

Fat girl 0, skinny girl 7!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Intro and Day 6

Today is day 6 of my journey.  The other day it just clicked in my head that I am sick of being fat and I must do something about it.  So I went to walmart late one Friday night and bought a ton of healthy foods.  Fresh veggies, fruits, etc.  I started working out.  That Sunday was Mother's day, so we did our usual celebration (out to lunch) and then we went to the store and I bought me a new workout outfit.  I'll post a before picture at the end of this post.  

I have done good for the past 6 days.  I started walking an hour a day.  I started riding my stationary bike some and have been eating less than 1,000 calories a day.  

My starting weight was around 204-206 depending on what I was wearing.

This morning I weighed myself and was 201.  So something I'm doing is helping.  Obviously if you stop eating crap food and start writing down what you eat and keep it under 1,000 calories, you are going to lose weight.  

I haven't missed a day of working out since I started.  I know, 6 days isn't very much, for for me it is HUGE!

I love having the support of everyone around me.  I really think that has helped me know that I can do it.

I have tried to lose weight in the past but I can tell that this time it's different.  I'm 30 years old, I'm ready for a change.  I feel that inside there is a skinny girl that is trying to come out and desperately wants to be seen again.  

When I started college, I weighed 115-120 lbs.  I know I may never get back to weighing that much (I have 2 children), but I'm hoping to get down to 135-140.  I think I can do it.  It's going to take time.  Maybe years, but I'm motivated, I'm mentally ready, I'm on my way!

Today I bought Jilian Michael's Detox and Cleanse.  I started that this afternoon.  So far, all I can tell is that I have to pee a lot!  Could be all the water I'm drinking but I just peed 5 minutes ago and I gotta go again.

So, on that note, here are a few pictures of me on Mother's day- "the before."

 Head shot
 Side view- notice all that baby belly or beer belly. That's what I want to really get rid of!

More to come...

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