Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BLAH! How do you stay away....

After last nights profound post, I wake up this morning in the worst mood. I'm tired, feeling sorry for myself and hating the world! What is that?

It's funny, Roni posted about having a fat day, and let me tell you that's how I feel today. FAT! Out of control and ruining myself. Wow, such the pity party, huh?

My question to Roni, and all of you...

How do you stay away from the snack cabinet, knowing you're already OVER your points for the day, your NOT hungry, but you must have those snacks because they taste SO good? Before you know it you've eaten 10 points in useless snacks!

That's how my week has been. Any ideas?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ebay Junkie!

I think I've finally come to terms with acceptance, subconsciously. I keep telling myself that I need to work on this and work on that, I keep "trying " to lose more weight, and keep buying new exercise programs (I purchased the 10 minute Trainer after all). But more importantly I keep buying clothes!

I don't kno if it's the fact that I am completely addicted to ebay, or that I am subconsciously happy with myself exactly where I am. I recently bought 8 pairs of jeans! If I were to continue to lose weight or inches these jeans wouldn't fit me for much longer. HOWEVER, I have basically been this weight for nearly 10 months now, so I'm thinking that my subconscious knows more than I do.

As much as I would LOVE to firm up my belly area, I think I am happy! I get excited to get dressed, even just casual. Because for the first time in my life I look in the mirror and go "ooh, I look so cute in this!" Instead of "yeah, that'll do."

I went to the chiropractor today. My back and hip were killing me (can't stand for more than 15 minutes at a time). And he told me I hold all my stress in my back. My back is one big knot. He did some evaluations, and xrays, and I have to go back tomorrow to discuss treatment. I am also going to go to the massage therapist next week. I remember 2 years ago when I slipped my disc I went to both and felt great as long as I continued to exercise. Well I slipped my disc again last summer, and didn't do the chiro and MT, and now I am a big mess. So hopefully I feel better soon.

My new 10 minute trainer should be here in like 5 business days. SO excited! Can't wait to begin!

Food front hasn't been that great this week. I have been snacking uncontrollably! So I am afraid to see the scale tomorrow, but we'll see. Hopefully it's fixable. Wish me luck!

Alright enough for now, good night ya'll!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Has anyone tried 10 Minute Trainer?

I am looking to buy yet another exercise program. (I'm a sucker for infomercials ;) ) I'm looking at Tony horton's 10 minute trainer, but I'm finding it hard to find any reviews. I found some, but I usually like to look over quite a few before I invest THAT much money. Based on my experience with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, I most positive that I will enjoy it and it will work.

Jillian's program does basically the same thing, very fast paced, simple exercises that kick your butt in a short time. Jillian's program is 20 minutes, and Tony's is 10 (or 20 or 30 your choice). So I really want to check it out.

All I really want to do is tone up, maybe lose a few inches in the belly area. Losing pounds is just icing. With Jillian's program I lost 2.5 inches the first week, so I'm hoping this program has the same concept.

Anyone out there have any info on this program?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

How the hell?

That's all I can come up with. How the hell do you; not write anything down, eat as you please (in moderation of course), don't exercise, or even move for that matter, and still manage to lose 2 pounds? Not that I am complaining, but...

However, the 2 pounds I lost, were the 2 pounds that I gained the week before last.

But either way, I lost, that's the point here. So it's back on track tomorrow. Now I can't exercise this week, until I get my stitches out on Monday, but it'll all work out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sorry to be away so long...

I've had a tough two weeks. The week leading up to my surgery was a little stressful and I think I ate myself calm. Then the week following my surgery, with nothing to do, again I ate. So, tomorrow I weigh in and see how much damage I did. BUT, having a couple of weeks "off" may have done something for me. Now I can get back on the horse and think nothing of my hiatus.

I get my stitches out on Monday the 28th, I'll find out then when I can exercise again. Hopefully the next day. I can't wait!

I also promised myself a massage to relieve all the pain and awkwardness I've endured trying to compensate for sitting and sleeping. My surgery was to remove a cyst near my tailbone. So my hip and back are killing me.

I'll fill you in tomorrow on the damage. Good night for now.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I was tagged..

I was tagged the other day by Tall Mama, so here are my random things about my self...

1) I'm a graphic designer, but I recently graduated from community college with an associate's degree in biotechnology. And I am still in school, pursuing my bachelor's degree in biology with a concentration in laboratory medicine.

2) I'm obsessed with my diet and exercise. I totally bore people by talking about it all the time (it's probably the only thing I talk about; my sister says I need to consult a psychiatrist).

3) I was raised in NJ but went to high school in Hilton Head, SC.

4) I am very close to my step-daughter's mother.

5) I read every night.

6) I LOVE home improvement shows on TLC.

And one for the road...

7) I am addicted to ebay!

So there you have it. I would love to pass on the tags, but I don't have that many "friends" on my blog yet.

Have a good night, ya'll.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I don't know what to think...

...of my 2 pound weight gain. I'm thinking it's muscle (or just hoping), since I haven't gained any inches, I've actually lost another quarter of an inch off my thigh.

I have started exercising regularly again, for the first time since last July. So, since I have exercised 5 days this week , and 6 days last week, I'm putting my money on muscle.

And also decided to be more careful this week, and kick my 1 a day diet pepsi habit I have recently picked up. Stupid addictive personality. LOL

That's all for now.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Heading for disaster

I did it already. On my way home from work yesterday I felt a weird tingly, sharp pain feeling shooting down the back of my left leg, so I didn't exercise (and felt horrible about it). Then later in the evening I get a phone call from my cousin to come over on Wednesday for cake for her son's 8th birthday. Now I won't get to exercise AND there will be cake (one of my "I can't say no" foods). AND Wednesday is my weigh in night. The only thing I can come up with is try very, very hard to say no to the cake, and exercise after I get back from WW (which will be like 8pm).

Also, on the food front, not so good. Having off so many days really screws up my eating. I went way over my points a few days. NOT GOOD!! And last night was out of control. I just wanted something sweet to eat, and didn't have anything, so I just kept eating around it. But Sunday really put me over, ending the day eating 35 points worth (I'm only allotted 21). I did exercise but, I don't know.

Now I'm babbling. We'll see what happens tomorrow. Wish me luck...

Sunday, July 6, 2008

WOW, I just noticed

After I clicked the publish button on the bikini picture, I viewed my blog and was looking at my pictures. The bikini picture was taken on June 28th (2 days after I started the 30 day shred) and my NOW picture was taken on July 3rd (7 days after starting), take a look at my shoulders and arms. All I can say is WOW. What a difference. Now do you believe me that this program works???

That dreaded bikini...

I said I would post my BEFORE 30 Day Shred picture in a bikini. And as much as I am not looking forward to posting my flaws online, I said I would. I hope this program works as well as I think it's going to or posting this is going to be embarassing....

As you can see my trouble spot is just above my navel (or rather where my navel SHOULD be). Even though I have not had any kids my body seems to want to burden me with the dreaded belly problem. And my thighs could use some work.

My goal with this program is to tackle these 2 areas. Already I feel a difference. But I don't think they're visible yet.

Also, seeing as how I can't complete the program in the 30 days as described in other posts. What I am going to do is, work the program in 21 days rather than 30 (since I go in for surgery on the 16th), then after I am healed and can exercise again, I am going to start the program over again for the 30 days.

I have been very conscious of my eating during this process. Finding new and wonderful recipes from Roni's website (, and

Wish me luck...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

This REALLY works!

Ok, so last week we talked about me purchasing the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I began the program on Thursday last week. I logged my beginning measurements, and weight; and made a chart to log which days I exercised and which level I did.

After 1 week, I did Jillian's 30 day shred 6 days this week (taking Saturday off to go to the shore), I ate my normal WW diet and tracked my food, and the results: I lost 1 pound and 2.75 inches! How freaking fantastic is that!!!

However, I do have ONE PROBLEM! I can't do the full 30 days. I can only do 20 days, because on July 16th I am having surgery to remove a cyst from my back, after which I can't exercise for a while. Totally bumming!

But I figure after I am able to begin exercising again, I can start the program again. I am hoping to lose at least 5-10 pounds doing this, but losing the inches is more exciting. I have some excess skin on my belly area, and need to tighten it up. So far I lost 1.5 inches off my waist alone, so this program is ideal for me.

I promise to get that picture up soon! (Kind of procrastinating as long as I can. LOL)

So you all need to check out Jillian's 30 day shred! It really works!