It’s Thursday! That means weigh in day for us Biggest Loser Contestants! I am hoping to get in every one’s weights soon so I can post results!!!
I know I haven’t blogged much, and I am gonna try to post some more for my ever adoring fans out there. (haha)
I hope you all have had a good week! I have honestly had a rough past two weeks but I am back on the horse again… We’re not looking back.
So, I follow a blog called Mama Laughlin. I’m not sure if you know about her, but I found out about her on Pinterest (is there anything that ISN’T there??). She is from Texas,a wife and a mom of 2, and is going through a weight loss journey (you can see her blog here) , and I love her honesty and sense of humor. I read a really touching post that hit a few points home for me. You can read it and get what I’m talking about here (see, I’m getting better at this blogging thing!). There are a lot of struggles to go through on a daily basis that I am just tired of. It feels SO good to know that I’m not the only one who feels/ has ever felt that way.
I am so thankful for people in my life that push me to do better every day. The people that see things in me that I sometimes forget. I hope that those people know who they are and can feel my appreciation. 🙂
Would any one be interested in me posting up recipes like, once a week? Yes? Good.
Tonight I am going to be making this. I just love that she has a lot of skinnied-up recipes. I made this a few weeks ago and Jose went crazy over it! He loved it. And that, folks, is what you call a two-fer.
Alright, well I will be posting up contest results soon! Also, I have not yet tried the Shiritaki Noodles, but I’ll post about how they were as soon as I do!
P.S. Were Blossom and Joey Lawrence seriously in an Old Navy commercial? For sad.
Alright, I know you all have been patiently waiting for this, so here are the results for week 2!!!
Great job everyone!!!! Karla, Linda, and Fannie are in the lead this week. Get it, Ladies! Coming back with a vengeance. So proud of everyone.
This week has been hard for me. I gained back the 1.4 lbs I lost last week, so that was a bummer. I definitely have not been hitting the gym as hard as I need to. Also, I need to be drinking more water. Hope you all are having a great week, looking forward to all your updates next week!
Here it is, the moment we’ve all been waiting for… Our first percentage posting!!!
Here we go:
So the leader this week is Jose, with Emanuel and Karla trailing close behind.
I just want to say thank you to you all for participating. You guys have really inspired me to keep pushing forward and hold myself accountable. I can’t wait to see what’s in store next week! Have a great week!
Well, it’s Thursday! To all my fellow Biggest Loser contestants, we made it our first week! I can’t wait to see how you all did! I am going to share how I did in this post, but I will post everyone’s stats once we get all the numbers in. Also, don’t forget that the money is due by March 15th!
So, yesterday I was really worried that I hadn’t lost any weight at all, and decided to focus yesterday to try and get my crap together. So I drank water when I could remember, and we did an awesome work out yesterday. I don’t know if you all are familiar with Planet Fitness (That’s where we go to sit and talk and laugh about how sexy our abs are… yeah right!), but you can learn more about Planet Fitness here: http://planetfitness.com/ . The circuit area looks like this:
I hope this helps give a good idea of how it works. So you do steps for 1 minute, have 30 seconds to move to a machine (which works either arms, legs, or abs), then steps, etc, etc. there are 20 stations and it takes 30 minutes. For those of you (aka me) who are a little intimidated to just jump on a machine and get your biceps bulging, this is a great starting point. It gets a good sweat! So yesterday I did this along with 35 minutes on the elliptical. It was a really good work out!
Can I just say that I am pretty impressed that I can and WANT to be at the gym for an entire hour?
So, since I have started my weight loss journey approx. 2 weeks ago, I have lost in total 9.4 pounds! I was thrilled to have gotten on the scale this morning and found that I had lost 1.4 pounds! I got on it hoping for the best but expecting the same results as yesterday. Man, I was pleasantly surprised.
After our work out yesterday when we were all sweaty and gross, we felt we should make an appearance at the local Harris Teeter. I found this:
Has anyone ever tried this before? Do you all know about Hungry Girl? She has a show on Cooking Channel and she makes a lot of cool, low fat snacks and stuff with a lot of swaps to save on calories and fat. Well, there was a “Hungry Girl Stamp of Approval” on the back of this bad boy, and there are only 20 calories per serving. The whole bag of noodles is 40 calories! They are made of tofu so some people, such as my husband, are sketched out by it. Apparently, these taste pretty decent. But I will be giving an update on that when I try them out.
Up until this point, I was just watching what I have been eating and not tracking anything. Limiting my portions and making sure I incorporated fresh veggies and fruit into each meal. Today, I downloaded an app for my phone called My Fitness Pal. It calculates how many calories you should have in a day and keeps track of calories, water intake, and exercise. It is pretty cool! I’ll also update on how this has been working for me next week.
So, the title of my last post, “Population:Tire” comes from an awesome website, http://homestarrunner.com/. So after I posted, I was like, “I want to see what HomeStar has been up to lately.” To my horror, they haven’t updated the site since December of 2010! I know I have checked the website since then (not very frequently, although Home Star Runner is a favorite of mine), but I guess I never realized it wasn’t updated. I was so sad! I can’t tell you how many awesome memories I have of busting a gut with my family and hysterically laughing over that website. We have pretty much perfected the Home Star Runner voice (which my husband will occasionally ask me to do… haha). 🙂
Alright, I will be posting results either tonight or tomorrow depending on when everyone has time to send me their weight for today. Good luck to you all, and “May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor!” (YES, that was a totally awesome reference to The Hunger Games. What? It totally applies!)
So tomorrow is our 2nd weigh in where we post our 1st set of percentages, and I’m not sure what to expect. I got on the scale this morning, and as a few days ago, I weighed the same as I did at the beginning of the week. I’m not upset but I am a little disappointed that I haven’t lost anything at all. I am thinking it has to do with the fact that I lost 8 lbs last week. My clothes fit a little bit loser and I have been going to the gym and watching what I eat so I know I am good there. Just hoping that I lose more next week.
In other, way more awesome news, totally unrelated, MY MOM IS COMING TO VISIT ME!!!! She will be here April 16th-26th. I am so excited! I need some mommy/daughter time. She has also agreed to help us paint our house because she’s super rad like that. We were pretty set on doing gray in the kitchen and dining room and yellow in the living room, but we just went furniture shopping yesterday and picked out a wicked living room set, and I don’t think the yellow will go with the furniture now, so we may have to re-think that. What else will go with gray? We are getting it delivered on Saturday. Soooo excited! AND we will be watching our awesome nephew, Xavier this weekend. We are very excited for that also (even more than for the furniture)! He is the cutest baby. EVER (no, I’m not biased). I will update with pictures from our awesome weekend next week. 😀
Tomorrow is the weigh in day, so I should have percentages posted up by Friday or Saturday… I do have to work on Friday so most likely they may not be up until Saturday (I know all you people will be chomping at the bit to see who’s in first place this week!… just remember there IS such a thing as a “Dark Horse”)!
This is a picture of my husband and me.This photo was snapped February 2012 by our beloved cousin and friend, Stephanie (thank you!). Basically, this picture has inspired me to start The Biggest Loser Challenge. I have a self image of myself that does not look like this. Boy, have I been day dreaming! This picture is a wake up call. All this picture is to me now is just ammo to keep on going on my weight loss journey and kicking it in the teeth. We all just need a little motivation, right? This picture motivates me to make time for the gym every day. I’ve been going to the gym 6 days a week. I can’t make excuses anymore because this is what’s important to me. This is all about getting my swagger back, son.
If you all have tips or tricks that work for you for a healthy weight loss, please post them in the comments! I would love to hear them. 🙂