Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Healthy You Challenge Update #3

Again, it's been awhile since I've posted because I've been staying away from weight loss. Silly me let the scale creep back up 0.8 pounds. Not yet where I started, but almost there.

Monday was a pretty good day for me. Foodwise, it was ok. A lot better than what I have been doing. Hey, I just realized I didn't drink any soda. That's a great feat for me since soda pretty much runs through my veins (Coca-cola is life). I was in the pool for a long while swimming and stuff, so that counts for some exercise, right? I also did 15 minutes on the elliptical machine and I did some free weights. Go me!

I wish I had a loss to celebrate but I'm hoping next week I will. I am really going to push myself. It's time to show what I'm really made of. =)

P.S. If you're going to go see Transformers 2, the way to go is IMAX!! Totally worth the extra 5 bucks!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day 2...No-go

I didn't get to Day 2. I got into a tiff with Boyfriend, my calves were killing me, etc., etc. Really, there shouldn't have been any excuse for me not to work out. I was just too wrapped up in my self-pity. Yes, people, I'm a wallower.

I was once told that it isn't about MOTIVATION to get your butt moving/eating right, it's all about COMMITMENT. The commitment to sticking to a plan is the way to go. I have to really commit myself to losing weight or else I'm going to be stuck for the rest of my life.

For the rest of my life.

Gosh, that's a very scary thought. =/

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Healthy You Challenge Update #2

It's been a long time. A really long time.

I guess I haven't been posting because I haven't had any victories to post about. The scale was up a bit at yesterday's weigh-in. I really should be grateful for being up only 0.8 pounds. Especially since my eating has been complete rubbish.

I did finally get to working out yesterday. I just had the sudden urge to sweat and grunt on my way home from work yesterday. I completed Day 1 of Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. I L-O-V-E this workout. It's short and straight to the point. How much better can you get than that?

I realized lots of things this weekend. I am just too fat! I ran some errands and I got sooo tired of just walking. My lower back started hurting, too. It's been doing that a lot lately. I'm guessing it's from the weight in the front. Makes me feel OLD. That's not a great feeling at all.

I'm hoping the urge to workout lasts longer than just a couple of days. 3 days is about as long as I can go before I give up. I can't afford to give up this time. It's just too darn hot. The extra weight is making me so darn uncomfortable (this is what it must feel like to be pregnant). And I'm running out of things to wear. =(

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Healthy You Challenge Update #1

Unfortunately, there is no Healthy Me. For the past week, I have eaten way too much and have not exercised one bit.

I'm on track so far today (Tuesday), but until the day is over I cannot post a victory or a comeback yet.

The scale was down a bit yesterday morning, but it must have been a fluke since I've been a glorious glutton since my last weigh-in.

Here's to another shot at this.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Went a little too food crazy...

I ate a wee bit too much yesterday.

No Pictures. My camera's battery died. =(
Breakfast: Bacon wrap, Dr. Pepper (I really haven't been feeling my oatmeal, so I stopped and picked up something).

Lunch: Rice, Picada (potato and beef soup)

Snack: Strawberries, Oats and Chocolate Bar

Here's what I shouldn't have eaten:
1.5 slices of Papa John's Pepperoni Pizza
Boyfriend had his uncles over to watch the Colombia - Peru (2010 World Cup Qualifiers) game. I didn't watch the game, but I still ate some grub!

Dinner: Rice, Tilapia with Shrimp, Salad

Another thing I could have done without: slice of cake, 8oz. cola
A cousin of Boyfriend's dad was visiting from Colombia these past couple of weeks. Well, she was leaving so she brought some cake for everybody. It was good!

Exercise: 30 minutes on the elliptical

I'm glad to say that I've completed 3 consecutive days of exercise. It's getting hard though. I wish I could have a day off and not do anything. But I'm not really in the position to give myself a break. Once, I have got this working out thing down (i.e. I'm consistent, I'm losing weight, I'm not going weeks without activity, etc.) I can finally loosen up and take a break here and there. Until then, I just have to keep on truckin'.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, a Win day?

I consider it one! I ate some things that weren't very healthy but I did manage to stay under 2000 calories. Yes, that might seem like lots and lots of calories to some, but I'll adjust it as time goes by and I start discovering what works for me. Trial and error, my friends. That's what it's all about.

Breakfast: 3 chocolate chip cookies. I had the hugest craving for some this morning, so I ate some. I know they're nutritional content is pure caca, but regardless, I ate them. Now it's time to move on.

Lunch: Rice, Chicken breast, green beans

Snack: cantaloupe, strawberries, Oats and Chocolate Bar. The plan was for cantaloupe, but it looked questionable so I ended up eating just the berries. Also, that Oats and Chocolate Bar is the Active Lifestyle brand. It's a generic version of the Fiber One bars. Tastes just the same as the name brand, but with a much lower price.
Dinner: Picada (potato and beef soup), avocado, rice, 2 tajadas (plantains). I don't know why I haven't taken pics of my dinners. Really, I'm just to lazy to trek back upstairs for my camera.

Snack: 1 scoop of Coffee ice-cream

Exercise: 30 minutes on the elliptical. God Bless TV Land! They were showing episodes of Roseanne and I watched while I worked out. Made the time fly by.

Want to meet someone close to my heart?

He's doing his myspace pose.
I <3 him.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I finally did it...

Yes, people! I did it! I jumped on my elliptical machine and went at it for 30 minutes straight! I even did it at a higher intensity than I have been doing it. It felt good to feel the sweat dripping down my face again!

I'm only concentrating on the good points of my day so here goes:

Oatmeal, almonds, banana

Dinner: Rice, Chicken breast with Lime Juice, green beans
(Sorry...I didn't think of taking a picture until after I had eaten it all.)

Exercise: 30 minutes on the elliptical.

2 out of 3 meals isn't bad, if I say so myself.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday Recap

I really wish the weekend was longer. I could go for another sleeping in day.

Sunday was a better food day.

2 good things:
1) No Fast Food
2) I bought a pint of Haagen Dazs coffee ice-cream (Kroger was having a sale) and did not proceed to scarf down the entire thing...I only had 2 bites from my boyfriend's serving.

It's time to start focusing and acknowledging the positive points in my day, not just the bad ones.

No breakfast. Boyfriend doesn't go to work until the afternoon so this is the day we get to sleep in late together. I <3 Sundays.

Lunch: Rice, some kind of meat thing (I have no idea what it's called), egg


Ajiaco, rice, avocado, aborrajao (plantain)

2 bites of coffee ice-cream, 1 slice of birthday cake

I don't know why but it always seems like I've eaten way more than I do.

Today's weigh-in - I'm pretty much right where I started (258). But that's OK. I'm committed to doing this and I know I won't be where I'm at for much longer.

Dear Boyfriend,

Thank you for not letting me eat that pizza last night. I hate to admit this, but you were right and I was wrong. I was acting like a spoiled brat. I am grateful that you care and worry about my health so much. Thank you for always looking out for me. Te amo.

Love Always,
Your Girlfriend

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Weekend Check-In

Ok, I've been really bad with eating (surprise, surprise) and the exercise, but I promise I will be back tomorrow (Sunday) and TRY to get back my mojo (eating right and working out mojo that is).

I'll share a bit of awesomeness that I got to experience Friday night! Enjoy!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Close but no cigar...

I never really understood that saying =\

I started off so good yesterday, but as you will see all my efforts were for nothing. I can't really explain what happened.

Breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, banana

Lunch: Hamburger, broccoli, God's greatest creation - watermelon

Snack: cantaloupe, strawberries, crumbled up Oat's and Chocolate bar
Not pictured: 1 oatmeal cranberry walnut cookie from Jason's Deli
1/4 of a ham sandwich
handful of Munchies
1 pan dulce, 1/2 churro

Dinner: roasted chicken, rice with veggies, tomato and avocado salad (I forgot to take a picture)

Hmmmm?? It doesn't seem too bad. I could have swore that there was more food.

Exercise: I actually saw a tumbleweed pass by my elliptical machine.

I really have to start getting back into healthy habits. Getting back into? Ha! Who am I kidding? I was never really there. But I was behaving way better than I am now.

I feel the fluffiness creeping back on. And it's starting to get really hot here. It's hard being fat in the heat!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fresh Start?

Fresh start is my middle name.

I have been all over the place lately. I've been eating like no other and my elliptical machine is collecting dust and cobwebs.

Yesterday was a really rough day because it was the one year anniversary of my dad's passing. I just wasn't all there. I pretty much ate myself into a food coma. It's not like I ate food to comfort myself because trust me, eating until you are sick to your stomach is not comforting. I just ate and ate and then ate some more. I'm really feeling it today.

So what am I in need of (a good a** whipping, maybe?)? A fresh start, of course. I'm off to a good one this fantabulous morning. But it's only 9 in the morning and I have the whole day to make some mistakes (or not).

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I wasn't going to post because I have not been good with the eating, but I'd rather be accountable than just sweep it under the rug.


Breakfast: oatmeal, banana, raisins, peanuts
Lunch: fried rice, shrimp and chicken, veggies
Snack: see Previous post, 1 slice of watermelon
Dinner: rice, beans, arepa, chicharron, steak, avocado
Snack: split a banana split with Boyfriend

Exercise: none =(

I know there's really no excuse but I just didn't feel right yesterday. I was EXHAUSTED. My eyes hurt, my head hurt, just a really ugly day for me. I know I still could have gotten a workout in, but laziness got the best of me.

I hate days like this.

Monday, June 1, 2009


I just had, not one, but two slices of coconut cake.

My tummy is not a happy camper.

A gain on the scale

That title says it all. I was up 1.2 pounds this week. Blah! I ate way too much food this weekend.


Breakfast: oatmeal and raisins
Lunch: lasagna, broccoli
Snack: apple, Oats and Chocolate bar
Dinner: here's where I went buckwild...Me and the boyfriend went to Hooters to catch the Laker game and I had 3 chicken wings, some steamed shrimp, onion rings, french fries, a strawberry daiquiri and some pepsi

Exercise: 30 minutes on the elliptical

Lunch: Met up with the boyfriend while I was out running errands. Split a Chipotle burrito and some chips and guacamole with him. Those burritos are HUGE and so good.
Dinner: Buckwild Day #2...Boyfriend's parents had family over the house this day and we indulged in some empanadas. I had about 5 of them. I drank lots and lots of cans of coke. And to top it off, boyfriend was hungry and asked me to accompany him to get a midnight snack. I obliged and had a Filet o Fish

exercise: 30 minutes on the elliptical


Our day to sleep in!
Lunch: scrambled egg, arepa, orange juice
Snack: apple
Dinner: Boyfriend's parents invited us out to eat to celebrate his dad's birthday. We ended up at one of our favorite restaurants - Shogun! Hibachi fried rice, hibachi veggies, hibachi shrimp and chicken, salad with ginger dressing, soup, 2 pcs. California Roll, 2 Shirley Temples, 1 scoop of Rainbow Sherbet...I think I did good with this meal because instead of eating ALL of my meal, I ate only half and saved the other half for Monday's lunch.
Snack: 2 cups of Popcorn...I would have ended up eating the entire bag of popcorn plus a can of coke but I got scolded by Boyfriend =(.

I am really disappointed with my progress this week. But it's not like I really worked hard at trying to lose weight. I need to seriously take some time and think about what it is that I want. I need to focus and COMMIT and no more effing around.