Within the next few weeks I hope to have a lot of changes going on with my blog. I am working on getting my own www._____.com address and I want to make this blog more personal...such as a nice header and things like that. Does anyone have any suggestions, or even places they go for blogger designs? I am thinking about switching my whole blog over to wordpress too...but still kind of iffy about doing that, because I like the way blogger does things and I am used to it, but I do want a cleaner look to my blog. Please, suggestions or anything is really needed here.
Thank you all so much! :)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I have to thank my Protein Shake today. Yes, I am serious. I want to kiss the cup...okay I did kiss the cup, because I had to be lacking protein and that is why I was starting to have a lack of weight loss. I started my new yummy GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60™ - Chocolate shake on Sunday. I drink one everyday for lunch. Well, I haven't exercised all week (eek) because I have cramps and I am just not in the mood. I stepped on the scale this morning and I lost 3 pounds since Sunday! WHOA. I just can't believe it. I had to double look at the scale. I thought "is that possible?" Well, obviously it is because I did it! I 100% get my treadmill next weekend (if I can find one I like) I honestly can not wait, because I am going to job the fat off my ass for good. I just can not wait.
I never thought of myself as a health freak. I never thought I could be "that person." I have realized that I am that person now. I look at labels before anything goes into my mouth. I do not eat because I am stressed or bored anymore, I eat because I need to. I need that fuel to get through the day, and nothing more. I can not wait to see my surgeon in March because I am probably going to cry when I thank him for changing my life. I am getting teary eyed just typing this. I never imagined myself feeling soo good about myself. I am not even to my goal, I am still in the obese category, but I know that goal of mine is possible as long as I do what I am doing. If I keep this mindset I can do anything! I just hope anyone reading this can read this and say "I can do it too." Seriously, anyone reading this saying "I wish I could be like that" YOU CAN BE! I never thought this would be me...but it is me and I love it. Even if you didn't have surgery, you can be like this. Just take out the sugar in your life...take out the bad carbs...you will feel so much better.
I promise myself, I will never go back to the old me. I am so happy that I started this blog because I can go back and look and read it if I ever get in one of those moods that I think I can not lose anymore. If there is a will, there is a way...and let me tell you...I have that will! : )
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I am so excited to finally say that I found a protein powder that works for me! It has only been around 3 months, but I did it. I was beginning to think I would never find something that I could get down. I am starting to get the hairloss part of being a post-op so I thought this might be the time to get in my protein. I went around and found that GNC had little samples of this protein powder so I tried it in Vanilla and I was actually able to get it down, easily! I tried it at my moms, so on the way home I stopped and picked up the same brand but in chocolate. The Vanilla is GOOD...but it tastes like cake batter to me and I knew it was something I would get sick of fast. The chocolate is really good. I have had it everyday for lunch this week. It doesn't get foamy at all, and it is the consistency of say chocolate milk. I will get the vanilla next week, because since I am a fan of EggFace, I can not wait to start copying some of her yummy protein shake recipes. I will us the vanilla on days I put sugar free syrup in there to change the flavor. Another great item I picked up at GNC is the shaker ball cup! I heard from many that is the trick to protein shakes so they do not get foamy. It works, I love it, and I use it everyday. I am actually going to get one or 2 more of those because it works so well. I suggest anyone that uses protein shakes to get one of those cups that way they do not have to get out the blender for just a regular shake...keep that for days that you blend some fresh fruit in there! If I can get out of taking my blender apart to clean it...I will. The cup is just so much easier and you can take it with you and not have to worry about anything! Soo...if anyone is having trouble getting in their shakes, I suggest trying this one. It is really yummy (to me...everyone is different) and remember, they have a little pack of it to try. OH OH OH...the guy told me do not use the 3 scoops it suggests, he says 1 is enough because you will just be wasting the powder, your body can only absorb so much at one time. Sooo...1 scoop is all you need! If you try this, or have tried it...let me know what you thought of it!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Look at that...50 pounds gone and I am in some SKINNY JEANS! I am just too excited over it. I thought...why not post a picture since I really want to wear them all the darn time. This was the picture I sent out to everyone to show them my excitement...hahaha! I couldn't believe it when I put on a size 16, because just 2 1/2 months ago I was in size 22. I am on my way to the single digits. The day I get into like a 8....I will probably faint. I will be too excited to even blog...but ya'll know I will! haha.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Guess what I want for my birthday this year....everyone to get healthy! My surgery has turned me into a freak about health. I wouldn't say I am a freak about weight, but more of the getting healthy part. The weight coming off is just the bonus....the very good bonus! This year the only thing I want for my birthday is to see how much weight all my readers and myself can lose! I want everyone to play! Every week, starting next Monday we will all check in and you will post how much weight you have lost! (Ill post a new post every Monday) We have 43 days until March 8th....my 28th Birthday! Lets see if everyone can lose over 100 pounds together! I challenge everyone to take the next 43 days to get healthy!!!!
I did it...I really did it. I am officially down 50 pounds! I can not say how excited I am about this! I got on the scale Sunday morning and when I looked down and saw the number I about died. I called in Andrew (which thought was something wrong) just to see the scale. I used to be embarrassed to show anyone my weight, but now that I am seeing these numbers knowing I am never going to see them again, it just makes me that much more excited. I never thought that I would reach my first goal. It came at the right time too...just when I was getting discouraged I got that number I wanted, and it put me right back on track. Thank goodness. I didn't even cheat once at the Steeler Party my mother inlaw had! How awesome is that? Oh ya, wanna know something else. I got into size 16 skinny jean! 16....from a 22 to a 16! That is just amazing to me. I just keep staring at myself in the mirror when I have those jeans on. Honestly, I was about to sleep in them last night just because I was that excited...but how comfy would that of been? lmao! WHOOT!
So you know what this means, if I can reach this goal in 2 1/2 months, anyone can reach their goals. I now have 39 pounds to go until I reach my second goal of 199! I am going to do this...sooooo going to do this. I wonder if I can kick out 39 pounds before my birthday? We will see. My birthday is March 8th. Okay, I think that is a big goal but I will have my treadmill by then. Okay, let me make this goal a little more doable.... my new goal is 215-220 by March 8th! I think that is realistic!
C'mon ladies and gentlemen...post your goals and lets do this together! We can do it! Everyones Birthday gifts to me is to lose at least 10 pounds by my birthday! LETS DO IT!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I am 4 pounds away from being down 50 pounds. I think these are going to be hard to get off just because I really want to be able to say "I have lost 50 pounds." So....this is what I am going to be working on all week. I think I am going to pull out the Wii fit and do that on top of my kickboxing that I have been doing during the day. My goal is to lost this 4 pounds this week...I just have to do it....Then from there I can start working on my goal to "onederland." I can do this, I really can! Okay...let me show some pictures. I still can not see a huge difference but everyone says that I am crazy for not seeing it. I did go down another pants size...so I guess something is happening! Here are some update pictures! Enjoy!