Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day Three~That would be the butt Bob!

Well, the good news is that I am not as sore as yesterday.  Bad news is my back side is.  OMG I should be able to crack walnuts with my butt checks by the time I am done!  Holy Crap!  I really did work my ass off yesterday.  My thighs were screaming and protesting but I got through it!  I did find I am not as limber as I once was.  Big surprise huh?!  The showoffs on the TV bent themselves in half and kissed their knees in the stretching.  I was lucky I could bend over.  I usually don't do that unless there is candy on the floor or something.

Breakfast was good.  Again, I changed it up a bit.  It was to be spinach, lox, onion scrambled eggs.  I opted for bacon instead.  Canadian bacon to be accurate.  Lunch was a Chicken and Veggie soup.  Snack was *yawn* celery.  It did have almond butter on it though.  Almond butter is like peanut butter but much better. This diet cuts out soy and peanuts have soy.  Dinner was, finally, a burger!  Ok, so it was a turkey burger but you put enough pepper on anything and it can taste pretty good!  Everything was washed down with good old bottled water!  I discovered that our well water that is treated gives me really bad stomach pains.  A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar makes the water pretty good and it is a great flush.

My stomach is going down though!  I used to look straight down and see my stomach poking out farther than my boobs.  Not so now!  I got so excited about that that I walked 2 miles with the boy!  Maybe this exercising stuff is starting to work.  I also have alot more energy!  For the first time in a long time I am looking forward to going shopping.  I may have to write Omar the Tentmaker a goodbye letter since I won't be visiting him again though.  I know he will be upset.  I measured my thunder thighs too.  Yes, they do make tape measures that big!  25 inches.  Woah....  Maybe I shouldn't have done that....  I really had to resist checking my measurements cause I know if I haven't lost any inches I will be depressed and give up.  Still not doing  the harder versions of the exercises.  Next week I am going to try them though.  Even if I can only do a few.

For now's onto day four!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Day Two~OW....OW....OW....

O....M....F....G....!  I can't move!  I woke up when the alarm clock went off and tried to jump out of bed.  My thighs had other ideas.  They were screaming to me "get off us fat girl!  We did not like that abuse yesterday and are not going to cooperate!"  I am SOOOO sore!  The front of my thighs are screaming!  Did make for an interesting workout!  Atleast it was a different group of muscles today.  Any time I had to use my thigh muscles I thought I was gonna die!


I kinda stuck to the menu for the day.  Breakfast was yummy!  A two egg omelet filled with tomato, onion and avocado.  Lunch was a chef salad and snack was a yogurt with pecans and a dash of vanilla.  Then it got bad.  My afternoon was packed full of running.  I had an appointment to get to in the afternoon and then a meeting at 6.  Needless to say, I had 10 minutes inbetween to run home and eat.  So much for the tilapia and salad.  It was a braunsweiger sandwich with homemade mayo and cheese.  I am pretty sure that blew it right there.

Tomorrow should be a better day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day One~Game On!

Well with only 2 cups of coffee this was meant to be a challenging day.  I have to get used to this.  I do have to pay more attention to what I am doing.  I found out, thankfully before I left the house, that I put my pants on backwards.  Ugh....  Thank god they were just yoga pants!  I did good though.  I stuck with the diet and did the workout.  Ok, so I only did one.  My day kind of got away with me....  I didn't FORGET about the meeting I had, I just didn't put two and two together and got all screwed up.

Breakfast was a very yummy cup of plain yogurt with cinnamon and almonds in it.  I have to admit that it didn't fill me up but that is fine cause I usually don't eat breakfast.  I know, it's the most important meal of the day....blah, blah, blah.  I am usually too busy to sit down and eat it though.  Besides it just gets in the way of the coffee, but that is gone now.  Anyways.... lunch was a salad with tomatoes, onions and tuna.  I cheated here and used a low fat raspberry vinaigrette.  A snack was two stalks of celery with hummus.  I forgot how good hummus was!  I did find out though that the little one also likes hummus.  *Note to self-get more hummus!  This is where it got a little hectic.  I was running to a meeting and getting the kids fed and didn't have time to eat.  I ate at 9pm and just had the 6 oz steak.  It was supposed to have a spinach salad with it.  I don't think that is too bad.

Like I said, I only got in the one workout.  I did do housework, blech, in between though.  I THOUGHT I was in pretty good shape.  I mean like not totally out of shape.  Boy, was I wrong!  I think I am about as far out of shape as a person could be!  I was huffing and puffing like a steam engine and sweating like a hooker on nickel night!  OMFG!  I was trying my best, but my best is not all that much.  I did everything with the easy modifiers and cussed out all the buff peeps on the DVD who were showing off doing the harder modifiers.  Jillian kept saying "atleast you made the first step and showed up" so she was atleast happy!  This was easy crap though, like standing on one leg and kicking.  I couldn't even do that without falling over.  Jillian says I will get more stable and I don't think she would lie to me seeing as how we are best buds now.  I couldn't even do one stinking pushup correctly on my knees!  I used to do 50 military style with my feet crossed over each other when I was in the army!  Jillian says she wants me to get a dimple on the side of my butt cause that is sexy.  I thought "dude, I got dimples on my butt and they are far from sexy"!  I don't think she is talking about cellulite dimples though....  I also only used 1 lb dumbbells cause that is what I had.  Good thing, cause I might have dropped anything else on my head!

I have to say I don't feel as "jiggly".  Of course all I have to do is walk by a mirror to be reminded that I need to workout harder!  I also had more energy.  I still wanted to take a nap, but I could resist.  I felt tired when I went to bed at 10 pm.  Usually I collapse in bed at 12 and hit the snooze button about 12 times before getting up.   Last night, it took forever to go to sleep.  I was tired but had energy.  Weird....  All I can say is....

WOOHOO!  I survived Day One!

Now, on to Day Two....

Sunday, April 14, 2013


198....that is the magic number.  2 away from 200.  Not bad if you are counting money, but on a scale?  Are you freaking kidding me?!

198.  That was my breaking point.  The last time I hit 200 lbs I was pregnant and immediately after when back into my size 3 jeans.

198 and 50.  Two numbers that I now loathe seeing with every fiber of my being.  I tried to cheer myself up by telling myself that muscle weighs more than fat.  The tape measurer will surely love me!


Seems the tape measurer is in cahoots with the scale to make my life miserable.  42-40-44.  Ugh.... How the hell did this happen?!

Enter  Jillian.... and her are going to be best buds for the next few months.  I sat down so excited with a bag of BBQ chips and a Nestle Crunch candy bar to see what was in store for me.  I started by reading through all the material in the package.  There is alot of reading!  I wonder how many calories you burn reading?  Then I popped in the first 3 DVDs.  Who remembers the Friends episode where Monica and Chandler sit down and watch Phoebe's friends birthing tape by mistake?  That was kind of my reaction.  OMFG!  She is going to KILL ME!  I broke a sweat and got out of breath just switching out the DVDs!

Crap....what have I gotten myself into?  I think that Sundays are going to be my favorite day of the week since they are a rest from exercising day.  I do have to say though that I am pretty surprised.  I thought her workouts would be all drill sargenty make it hurt like.  She is very encouraging though.  She pushes you, but not in a DO  IT kind of way.  She is still going to kick my ass though!

For now, I am off to the grocery store to do some shopping.  Surprisingly, alot of the food on her diet is not existing in my house!  I also need to figure out how to incorporate the rest of the households meals into my meals.  I don't want the kids to have to be on a diet just because I am.  There are also a few variations that I am doing too.  I don't care for salmon and there is salmon on this diet.  I am planning on substituting tuna for the salmon.  Water too....blech.  I have to admit that I don't drink water, let alone enough water.  Unless it is tonic water and there is gin involved.  No alcohol either.  She is just taking all the fun out of my life!  She also limits the amount of coffee to 1-2 cups in the morning.  HELLO!?  Coffee is one of the main staples in my diet!  I can't function without a 1-2 pots a day!  1-2 cups....yeesh....

I am also quitting smoking....again.  2 cups of coffee a day and no cigarettes, I ought to be a real bitch by the end of the week.

It's Sunday though.  Today I am living it up!