Well, basically...we're not quite maintaining but not quite losing. Just here to support one another with the goals of:
- Eating healthy-without loads of deprivation
- Staying active- to sculpt the sexy body that we want
- Support one another in LIFE and not just health/fitness (we are friends after all)
So, let's post, joke, give support, and have fun as we take this journey to a better body and more self confidence!
@Chrissy - To be honest I kind of avoid telling you guys EVERYTHING I eat because it's embarrassing how much/how bad it's been lately. I can be too strict but to be honest even when I'm counting calories I try to include tasty foods (like the yogurt/granola/fruit parfait I'm having right now) so I'm not bored and feel like I'm eating "health foods" aka bland food. I really just don't have any restraint. I plan on doing just what you said.
sara--i'm glad you are going to approach it that way. ((hugs)) again. i can relate! I have 0 restraint and to me eating less than 1800 calories is utter torture. sad right? I'm freaking 4'11 and eat more than everyone here. ((sigh)) we've got this. one day at a time!
@Chrissy - I am going to try to post every single thing I eat on my food/fitness blog (kind of ironic I still have it) to keep me accountable. I'm not exactly going to want to post a picture of a bag of candy, am I haha?
I am down one real lb and all my bloat weight is gone so I am really charging it toward my goal. Hopefully I can keep it up this weekend. I did a workout this morning and had a mug of raisin bran w milk and scrambled eggs. Trying to stay hydrated in the car on my way to get fitted for the dresses. My mom is also in town but it's stressing me out cause she wants me to pick her up and take her to my aunts which is really out of our way but I feel like I have to cause its mothers day blah blah blah I'm just edgy today.
kaley--unfortunately not. I am still rather bloated...drinking a ton of water too--i don't really understand why I'm soooo bloated. Sucks. Haven't had soda or loads of sodium either. I've been kinda constipated. Took some miralax and that didn't help...bleh. yay for losing!
sara--that's a great idea! you'll make progress and reign it in. no worries!
@Kaley - I think my problem is people have been constantly in town or birthdays or graduations or people going OUT of town/goodbye parties... it's just been hectic. Congrats on being down a lb!
@Chrissy - We both will!
Started today with a mug of coffee and some peppermint creamer. Went home and did 5 minutes dynamic stretching, the 20 minute Shape & Sculpt Biggest Loser workout, went outside and had a 35 minute/2.75 mile run/walk, then did 8 minutes of cool down stretching. Going to Athena (Greek place) for breakfast with Harry, his mom and his sister. They leave right afterward and it will be the first time in a LONG time I will have no "reasons" to celebrate and go out to eat. Hopefully some normalcy will return!
Not really sure what to order for breakfast at a Greek place, but I'll let you know how it goes!
Traveling begins. I'll be in CA in 9 hours :)
i wrote a whole post last night and my browser failed right when i tried to post it DOH!
sara- good call on the simple breakfast. it's a nice change of pace to not have a ton of events every week so take full advantage of it. how is the job situation?
chrissy- hope your flight was alright and that you were able to keep your cals in check. traveling is always tricky.
i successfully kept my calories in check this weekend. i don't think i had much of any overages. yay. i'm sure i went over in certain nutrients, but for a weekend i'd say that's not a big deal. this morning i had two eggs and ezekiel eng muffin. very yummy and satisfying.
@Kaley - Funny story. I got an email Friday saying I wasn't working AGAIN this week, which means that I won't be working until June 4th because I go home this Friday through June 2nd. I would be relishing in the time off but I'm not getting paid for it, and not having the cash flow is kind of hurting me. I worked 6 days and got paid on the 10th for those days, so it should hold me over for a while (especially since my parents/family will be spoiling me while I'm home) but it's still really frustrating. So I emailed her back and said I wasn't a good fit, that the field didn't make me happy, that I only chose the major because I got good grades, that she could benefit from someone more experienced, blah blah blah and basically ended it with "feel free to call me and I hope I haven't wasted your time" and her response, in a nutshell, was "You don't quit." I was like, uh?! She basically said it was too soon for me to decide and I should come in as soon as I get back from my trip. She promises June and July will be better and she'll be more available to help me, so I have nothing to lose. It's not like other people are banging down my door to hire me anyway. Now that everything is out in the open if I find something I like better in a month or two, she can't be mad or surprised when I put in my two weeks, because now she knows exactly how I feel!
Today: Breakfast was a DD Blueberry coffee with skim and Splenda, an english muffin, an egg, and a banana. Lunch was an Amy's Cheddar Burrito with some Percy Pigs (those English candies Harry's family brings over). Gym was 20 minutes of arms (Women's Health Armed for Summer workout) and 5 minutes at 8% incline and 3.5mph on the treadmill. Haven't eaten since 11 or so and I'm pretty hungry, so Harry is making dinner right now. I think it'll be breaded fish with sweet potato mash, and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Last night I made a big Caesar salad with grilled shrimp on top and lite dressing. I'm so sore today! I worked out for like a total of 90 minutes yesterday. Feeling much better.
Made it to CA safe and sound. I didn't sleep at all the first night because we finally made it home around 3am which was 6am east coast time and I couldn't fall asleep at that point. I did sleep last night though for about 4 hours or so. Been slightly constipated. NOT COOL! Today is the day I will go though! lol. My cals have been low/on track--not high at all. I think I might have lost the water weight--if I haven't then it certainly feels like it so that's fine by me. Haven't weighed in in a while so we shall see.
Kaley--congrats on keeping things in check, that's fantastic!
Sara--enjoy your trip home. That's awesome! YAY for a bit of job security--I know not having money sucks but you'll be fine since you'll be at home for a bit anyway. All will work out. The boss lady sounds super accommodating. That's sooo great!
chrissy- glad to hear that you made it! what area of LA will you be living in? you can message me it if you're not comfortable posting it on the thread. airplanes make me constipated. i don't know what it is, i used to blame it on airplane food but now that it's not served anymore there is no excuse. when do you start work?
sara- i bet it feels great to be on the same page as your boss. you will have a great trip home. is harry going with you? sounds like you are doing great.
i worked out last night and now my calves are sore in a good way. my arms should be sore by the end of the day as well. cals were also in check yesterday. yay for consistency. this morning i had ezekiel eng muffin with 2 fried eggs. yummm. i also brought hummus and carrots and a banana for a snack. it should be pretty busy for me at work today.
@Chrissy - It just sucks (a lot) that I'm not getting paid. By the time I go back to work I will have been off for over a month, and I have bills to pay!
@Kaley - It's definitely nice to have everything out in the open but I still am not looking forward to going back. Still hunting around. Harry is actually staying here this time. My parents got divorced recently and now have new apartments, my brother graduates high school on Saturday, and it's my 22nd birthday on the 31st. This trip is basically about my one last "stay" at home and family. I love Harry but I needed to do this one on my own (also he's due to start his job any day now!)
Breakfast: An english muffin with an egg. A mug of coffee with peppermint creamer. Fish oil and multi.
Snacks: 1/2 cup grapes. Fuji apple.
Lunch: Chocolate crepes (organic flour, dark chocolate almond milk, egg) filled with blackberries, strawberries, and sliced banana.
Dinner: Western Omelette Potato Skins - my turn to cook tonight!
Weighed in Sunday at 126.4 lbs. Granted, a little of that was because it was shark week but it’s still 3 lbs in four days just by eating healthy foods, eating everything in moderation but not restricting myself, and moderate activity! Quite pleased.
The only thing I’m disappointed about is letting myself gain back any weight in the first place. I was very happy with where I was on spring break. 115 lbs with some muscle mass. It’s less about a specific number and more about how I feel and look, and I am definitely not in my prime right now, but I’m back on the right path! That’s all I can ask for.
Sara--that's awesome. sooo glad the weight is coming down! :) I haven't weighed myself in over a week and today I actually feel really quite fat fluffy and soft. not cool. Your eats look yummy...especially that lunch.
Today I am being soooo gluttonous. Not cool (again). My breakfast was more calories than I generally have for breakfast and lunch combined. UUUUUGGGGHHH!
@Chrissy - "Fluffy," good word. :P
Just did all 90 minutes of p90x Yoga and I'm so proud! So scared of the soreness tomorrow, though.
Breakfast was coffee with creamer, plain toasted english muffin and egg. (249 cals)
Lunch was 1/2 cup quick oats cooked with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup dark chocolate almond milk, topped with 1/4 tsp cinnamon and a sliced banana. Fish oil and multi, too. (332 cals)
The rest of the day looks like:
Lunch #2: Annie's Organic Cheesy Ravioli and sugar-free Jell-O pudding (240 cals)
Dinner: (Harry's turn to cook) Tilapia sandwich with greek tapanade from a Cooking Light cookbook. It says the sandwich is 347 if we make it the way they do.
So that puts me at 1168 calories. I've really been craving s'mores so I think I'll have one for dessert. Two squares of low fat graham cracker, a square of 90% cacao dark chocolate, and a jumbo marshmallow = 203 cals. So then I'll be at 1371. That leaves room for a snack or two, or a glass of white wine with dinner or something.
Sara--I've already eaten that many calories before lunch :( I'm constipated and miserable. This sucks like 100000000000x worse since I'm not at home, alone. I have a giant Buddha belly and I'm not thrilled.
@Chrissy - I'm so sorry! I hate when I get like that. Drink lots of water and maybe get your hands on some Gas-X or Bean-0 to get the bloated feeling down.
Rainy day + boredom + four ripe bananas taking up room in the freezer = banana bread time. I baked it in a square pan because I don't know where my loaf pan is so I put the recipe in CC and said there would be 16 servings. Each is 183 calories so I'm going to have a square around 4 so I'm not starving by dinner and then my day will put me at 1553.