Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day one of The 17 Day Diet


First lets go over a little bit of what I'm doing here. The 17 day diet has 4 cycles
Cycle 1: Accelerate
Cycle 2: Activate
Cycle 3: Achieve
Cycle 4: Arrive
Each cycle is 17 days long, hence the name "The 17 Day Diet".

Cycle one's purpose is to trigger rapid weight loss in a healthy manner by mobilizing fat stores and flushing water and toxins from your system. Also the Accelerate cycle will do for you,

Reduce carbohydrate intake slightly so that your body taps into its storage fat.
Increases protein intake so that your body goes into fat burning mode.
Corrects improper digestion-a situation that can hold you back from fat burning
Provides rapid weight loss at the start, so that you have the incentive to keep going
Much more!

Every morning there is a wake up drink, squeeze half of a fresh lemon into 8 oz of hot water as soon as you rise. This will get your digestive juices flowing, through-out the day drink at least 7 more glasses of water.

Yesterday was day one at 186.5 lbs.

Breakfast I had:
2 scrambled egg whites with half of a grapefruit
1 cup of green tea

Mid morning snack:
a small apple

large green salad topped with tuna drizzled with 1 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1 cup of green tea

Mid Afternoon snack:
1 cup fat free yogurt with one cup of sugar free jam mixed in

Plenty of grilled Chicken Breast with steamed squash
1 cup of green tea

This morning I woke up and weighed myself weighing in at 

1 lb down and 45 to go

Today is day two and later tonight after the full day I will fill you in on how it went. Also I'm using an app called Noom if you have an android or Iphone, it helps keep track of all the food and water I drink throughout the day and to keep up with the logging of my weight. 

Now all I have to do is make myself stick to this diet. No matter what!

Trying Something New, I know I know.. This time I'm sticking to it!

So I'm dropping all of the pills, Once I upped my dosage per day like it told me to I started getting shaky, nauseous, sweaty..It's the caffeine! I HATE caffeine..to the point where I don't even drink soda..RARELY will you see a soda in my hand. When I say rarely I mean like, maybe once every 2 months, If that! 

I started a new job, which I love so the stress being lifted from my old job will definitely help with my weight loss. The new job conflicts with my gym schedule so I've been missing some classes because by the time I get off of work the classes are over. I'm looking into a work out routine to do at the gym because last week when my friend Katie and I went we looked like fools not knowing what in the world we were doing. 

Sooooo Here is the new plan!

Dr. Mike Moreno's 17 Day Diet.

I already know that this diet works because my Mom and Step-Father did this and they dropped weight like crazy, and my mom has tried EVERYTHING before this. The 17 Day Diet is based on fast results while teaching you how to eat right, moderate your portions and reset your metabolism. It's a life-style change not a diet that you go on and then go off of and gain all of the weight back.
You literally can have sirloin steak, baked potatoes, and everything on this diet. Once you get to the last cycle on the weekends you can have whatever the heck you want, just don't over indulge.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Things are getting better

Okay so Pilates went amazing, It was incredibly relaxing and based on stretching, breathing, and we did some stuff with some weights. My weak core didn't make it easy on me though, there were certain positions I just could put my body in. Thankfully the instructor and the other girls in the class were very supportive and friendly so Pilates in definitely another class we will keep attending.

Last night we tried Kickboxing, amazing! Also a new gym buddy added to our group. Another military wife whose husband works in the tower with mine. I love the instructor for kickboxing, although at certain points I thought she was crazy. 

For Example: At the fastest most hard parts she was dying laughing while doing it perfect. lol I guess she's just so in shape that it's funny to her! 

Callie (new gym buddy), will be going to the gym with me again tonight. We are going to try out Zumba, I have done Zumba before and I love it! I just haven't tried it at the gym on base to I'm pretty excited! 


dun, dun, dun!

Stepped on the scale this morning and lost 3.2 pounds from the last time I weighed myself! I'm excited about all of this success and the classes!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I can't feel my body

Finally hitting the gym and it makes it so much easier to go when I have someone to go with! Katie and I tried Sculpting/BOSU fitness last night at a 6pm class. Classes are one hour long but that one felt like four. The instructor was nice but she kicked our butts, the reps consisted of:

20 Squats
15 Sit Ups
20 Running Lunges (SO HARD)
10 Push ups

Doesn't seem like a lot does it? Well do all three in that order as fast as you can as many times as you can it 2 minutes and 30 seconds, especially while keeping up with the women that beast it at the gym. HARD! Some of the other work outs we did in the class require a lot of core fitness which while at this class I discovered I have slim to none, which made it extremely hard to keep up let alone finish the exercises. On top of that I'm pretty sure I need to see a doctor about my acid indigestion, that made it extremely hard for me towards the end of the class. Certain positions made the burn so much worse in my throat and stomach it was awful!

Now I know it is going to be extremely hard and not cake and I'm not expecting it to be. I'm certainly not trying to say I can't either but that is one class that I need to be a little stronger for before I take again.

This morning at 7am Katie and I tried Spin Class for the first time and we both loved it! Now best believe I brought my Tums with me just in case! I loved the instructor she was so nice and helpful, she didn't take it easy on us she kicked our butts for sure but I didn't feel like I couldn't do it at all. It is definitely a class I will keep attending! After the class we told her how we couldn't keep up with the class last night because of the whole core thing and she recommended we take pilates to strengthen our core. 

8:30 AM Friday Pilates class here we come!

I will let you know how it goes, Thanks again for everyone's support :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stress needs to leave me alone.

Stress does many things to people for example:

  • Makes people lose weight
  • Makes peoples hair fall out
  • Makes people sleep deprived 
  • Makes people gain weight
  • etc.
You will NEVER guess which one of the above options happens to me when I get stressed. Yep, you guessed it. When I get stress the pounds pack on, see it's too bad it's not the other way around because I am constantly stressed out. I would probably be 90 lbs. if I lost weight during high stress.

Nothing seems to be going right lately, HUGE problems at work, the pounds keep coming on, Financial issues, family problems. Sigh. SOMETHING GOOD HAPPEN PLEASE!

I swear I have taken like 3 pregnancy tests just to see what the heck is going on with my weight gain but of course, negative after negative (thank god).

I can say I finally have two supportive women in my life, not that I haven't had tons of support over the internet and through E-mails because I have and I appreciate all of it..in fact please keep it coming. I have re-connected with an old friend Chelsea who works at GNC and is a health nut which is great because she can help guide me with vitamins/supplements and things to do at the gym, also an old friend named Katie who is dying to lose weight just as much as I am. We have planned to get together Friday night to set a gym schedule and not to let eachother back out unless it's an emergency! Between Chelsea, Katie, and I this goal should come to life!

There are a few other friends that I would love to go to the gym with but our schedules completely conflict in every way possible but they still support me verbally and over the internet (thanks guys). With Thanksgiving coming up I'm going to try to keep my cool with all of the delicious foods around me but man, I need to learn to have will power.

My husband and I are headed to GA tonight to visit family for the holiday, I will write again as soon as I get home! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Trying Something New

OKAY! I have decided that following a book is not for me! It just doesn't make me want to stick to it. I'm sure there are some people out there who know what I'm talking about right? The way I see it is, you buy a book and it tells you what to eat and when to eat it for a week or maybe even two weeks, tops. Then you make allllll of those recipes and then what? You eat the same recipe everyday for the rest of your life? No thanks. 

Sure, sure...it's a lifestyle change and there are plenty of things you can make with all of the ingredients that the book gives you! OH WAIT, that's in a different book than the first one I bought so let me spend another $35.00 plus S+H and wait another week or two while eating the same recipes before the book of shopping ingredients or cookbook comes in...again, No thanks! 

I have a cheaper way of doing it and I know many of you have done it but the way I look at it it's really not that bad, it's what my friend Stephanie does from a previous post. Just count your calories (at first)! In a conversation with her I said, "I don't want to carry around a measuring cup in my purse for the rest of my life". She said, you don't have to count your calories at first, reach your goal and then it's all about moderating your portions and eating healthier. You don't need a book and recipes for that it's just common sense, A BigMac or a Salad? What's better for you? Clearly you know the answer.

On top of my calorie counting call me a cheater but a girl at GNC talked me into buying a dietary supplement and I'm NOT about pills trust me but I'm going on my third day of these and it's not bad, normally these pills are hopped up with some serious caffeine and my body HATES caffeine, one of these pills is the equivalent to one cup of coffee and honestly I didn't even notice. There are TONS of great reviews on these pills so check them out! 

Wish me luck on my calorie counting, pill taking, pushing  myself to the gym adventure. 

I hope you all aren't sick of my negativity but it's just all part of my battle right?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

'Tis the Season!

Now when I say 'tis the season I don't mean holidays I mean...YES! I get to wear my big baggy hoodies and jeans! No more shorts! No more tanks! Is that any way to feel? No, absolutely not. Yet I can't help but be excited, although I even feel disgusting in my jeans and hoodies. I know all you ladies know what I'm talking about when I say I can't wait to bury my body in baggy winter clothing..Sigh. I keep telling myself "self, don't get too excited spring and summer are just around the corner and you have to break those shorts out again or you will sweat to death.

On another note, I weighed myself this morning and the numbers were awful.. 184 pounds.. I was crushed at 180 and this is just devastating. I can see every pound of it too, for heavens sake I look pregnant. The sad part is I wish I could blame it on that, but there is no possible way I could be. I have Marks 21 day body make over but I don't feel as though it's specific enough on things I can and can't eat, it needs recipes. I need some help! 

Basically I'm like a child when it comes to this..SPELL IT OUT FOR ME!

You would think I have enough motivation by how disgusted I am by my own reflection but nooo, still excuse after excuse. I want this so bad, I look in the mirror and my stomach protrudes, I have stretch marks around my belly button and on both of my sides from when I was a teenager (they are white now but they used to be red). My love handles are disgusting but the worst part is are my arms. I hate them with a passion! They are freakishly fatter than the rest of me like my weight doesn't distribute evenly. Not to mention my inner thighs, UGH, They rub together when I walk. The thing that crushes me the most is that I haven't even been married a month and my rings are getting tighter on my fingers. I just want to cry.

Now isn't all of that reason enough for me to just get up and do it? You would think so but apparently not! I need a push people.

What is it that needs to SNAP in me and say "HEY, YOU! yeah you with the weight problem! Get off of your butt and do something about it! Change yourself if you don't like it!"

I need help!