(Family photo, with the hubby working in the background)
Branding cattle @ our family ranch
Well, I was out of town for the last 10 days.
I was nervous about what was going to happen to my weight.
I was aware of what was entering my body, but when you are visiting family and camping there are sometimes just not other options.
I had a goal to at least not gain any more weight back, and I succeeded!
I weighed in last night, after eating a hamburger :(
(It was my little girls 6th birthday and "Old" McDonald's was her request for dinner :)
I weighed in @ 164.4lbs.
I have 10 lbs to lose in 10 days before my birthday.
My house is so empty on food this morning, but I am going to do what I can to get my metabolism going.
I'm taking Thermoplus and luckily have my meal replacement shakes handy.
Running has to start tomorrow if I want to achieve this goal!
Breakfast-meal replacement shake with half banana (um, i got busy and only drank a little.)
Lunch-broccoli, with a little ck and potato.
Dinner-another applesauce cup--- I was still full from lunch
Scroll to the bottom of the post to read my daily journal for each of the 24 days
I can't wait till June, I'm starting NOW!
This is SERIOUSLY SOOOOO Embarrassing :(
But this is motivation at it's finest!
Weighing in @ 177.6 lbs
My highest weight EVER! Including being pregnant :(
Chest: 41 1/2 in
Waist: 37 in
Hips: 45 in
Thigh: 25 1/2 in
So my assessment starting this challenge.
Daily Energy Level- VERY LOW, I'm getting even lazier because I have no energy to take on daily tasks.
Sleep- I sleep ok, but wake up not feeling rested at all.
Overall Wellness- I feel lousy, fat, no self esteem because I am embarrassed of how I look. I'm not a good example to my children, and not the wife my husband deserves.
The horrible BEFORE pictures
How did I let myself get this way.
I could cry! I do cry.
Here is a photo from my last challenge before my 3rd Pregnancy.
See that face in the photo on the far right.
That is who is lost in this current body of mine and I WANT HER OUT!
I deserve it!
And I WILL GET HER BACK!
I will write a daily journal of my food and vitamin intake along with my exercise.
Wish me luck!
(Documenting this helps encourage me to do my best (because of the added pressure of people "watching" my journey). And hopefully will encourage others who may want to start a challenge)
5:30 wake up call -thanks to my beautiful baby
worked in the yard for an hour.
8:00 fiber drink
(plugged nose and quickly chugged in barely 8 oz of water... ugh it gives me the shivers even thinking about it)
Then while still plugging my nose I quickly ate some raisins and chugged more water.
Definitely the way to do it!
9:00 5 strawberries
10:30 a dozen fresh cherries
12:00 carrots and snap peas
5:30 Dinner-Romaine, shredded chicken, black beans, peppers, onions and tomato.
(I made the kids bbq chicken sandwiches)
Herbal cleanse tablets
I drank tons of water today, was busy with some errands and projects, and for sure did not eat enough, but I was not hungry at all, prob cause I was drinking TONS OF WATER.
I'm a little grumpy and have a little headache.
But doing great!
This evening's weigh in
It's only 8:30 but I'm exhausted!
Added 1 kid to the bunch tonight for a sleepover and hubby is out of town for work.
The house is a disaster.... yep, i'll get to that tomorrow.
Another 5:30 wake up call.
But then by 6:00 my baby went back to bed and so did I, till 8:30- yep felt good.
I was shaky from not eating enough yesterday.
8:30 1 cup of oatmeal and 8 blackberries
Then I had my fiber drink. I could only get half down! :(
Then I had half a cantaloupe.
Now i'm stuffed!
12:00 some strawberries
3:00 an apple
I'm just bloated and not looking forward to weighing in tonight.
6:00 Leftovers, but sooo much better tonight.
I heated up the ck, black beans, peppers & tomato "stir fry" and added some avocado and cilantro- delicious!
I was grumpy again today- my poor kids!
Tomorrow I'm working so a distraction is going to be great & some good therapy (I am a hairstylist working from home) & then the Hubby gets home.
This evenings weigh in to my absolute SHOCK
I was bloated ALL DAY and for sure thought I had even possibly gained weight.
I woke up feeling AMAZING this morning
My baby was babbling away in her crib around 6:30.
It's going to be a busy day, but I am also feeling more tight and trim.
For breakfast the kids wanted pancakes!~ ah torture, but surprisingly I did ok and wasn't too tempted.
7:45 I made myself 1 egg with sauteed peppers and onions, with teeny tiny bit of bacon. Yum!
Fiber drink time
My stomach churns and I start salivating (in a bad way) while i'm prepping it.
I got about 1/2 down and then ate some raspberries with it.
(raspberries are not flavorful enough- stick to raisins!)
And now eating a small apple
1:00 handful of raspberries
2:45 left over's from dinner. the ck, beans, peppers, avocado & cilantro
and an apple
6:00 small pork chop with green beans and applesauce
The family got Wendy's to take to Grandma's to go swimming.
The smell was torture, but I had no desire to eat it.
3 cleanse tablets.
I feel very bloated tonight.
I didn't drink enough water today :(
This evening's weigh in
Well, I can't complain, but it's a little depressing:(
Yay no fiber drink today!!!
7:15 5 strawberries and 2 apricots for breakfast
12:00 tuna salad wrap and cantaloupe
3:00 carrots, cucumber and spinach artichoke hummus
6:00 Mixed greens salad with strawberries, avocado and a teeny tiny bit of sesame ginger dressing
Went to the movies, walking around smelling all the food was kinda torture, but I survived
We saw Ironman 3. It was pretty good!
Took my 3 cleanse tablets
We got home late & from last night's weigh in @ 172.6 to last night @ 11:30 the weigh in was
Almost out of the 170's
Beautiful Sunday Morning
Took my probiotic
8:30 1 fried egg with some peppers, onions, and teeny tiny bit of bacon with a yummy fruit salad (strawberries, raspberries, apricots and banana)
12:30 tuna salad wrap and pickles
6:00 1/2 a turkey burger and some sweet potato fries
I will b in shock if I lost any weight today.
That's a lot of food!
Monday will be a different story, and I am going to start running in the mornings.
I'm feeling good :)
This evening's weigh in
That's what I get for eating so much today :(
Woke up bloated from eating so much yesterday :(
8:00 3 apricots
10:30 handful of almonds
3:30 handful of almonds
4:30 (early dinner) The other half of my turkey burger from yesterday
And this evening 168.4
Ahhhh Fiber drink today! :(
I feel amazing this morning!
My waist feels trim and I am on the right track. So exciting!
Seriously, not sure if I can do the fiber drink today.
I KNOW I will puke!
I have another cleanse packet (when my hubby tried the challenge, but couldn't get through the 3rd day:)
I might take the cleanse tablets out of there and take those in the AM these remaining days.
Maybe it's cheating, but if I throw it up, which I know I will, that won't do me any good either.
Well I made the yummiest breakfast
(yard work planned for this morning so made breakfast a little more hearty)
8:00 2 eggs with sweet potato, onion, and peppers over spinach.
Wow, some intense yard work. I'm exhausted.
11:30 handful of almonds
12:00 wheat wrap with almond butter and raspberries
Taste's like an awesome pb & J sandwich :)
2:30 another wrap
6:00 summer squash and fruit salad for dinner.
I about cried because of dinner i made for the family.
Pork chops, baked potato, stuffing....
I about cried over the stuffing :(
I even scooped myself about 2 T worth, and then in the end decided against eating it.
(yes, a good pat on the back for me :)
Ok, I worked outside really hard today.
Leveling pavers and mowing the yards.
Yesterday's weight 168.4
and this evening
I've lost 10 lbs!
10 lbs in 1 week, not too shabby. Now I've just gotta keep it up :)
Felt amazing this morning morning.
8:00 fruit salad
9:30 handful of almonds
12:45 Salad- sauteed some peppers, onions, corn and pinto beans (used half of this).
And ate it on a huge bed of shredded cabbage with some salsa and avocado
(Pretty good! Reminded me a little of Rubios salad because they use cabbage also.
(sorry, really blurry pics)
2:30 bowl of strawberries
3:30 handful of almonds
I was super bloated today- didn't do much at all but sit around outside watching the kids play.
I was ( ) close to not eating dinner tonight!
But i was so grumpy that I was sooo bloated that I have the mind set of "I could care less! I'm eating"
7:00 Ck and roasted peppers over cabbage with a little avocado (kinda the same idea as lunch)
I still feel way bloated :(
Tomorrow I WILL start running!!!!
Am super grumpy- but of course need my daily pic.
Yesterday I weighed 167.8
I'm so sad right now.
I've been emotional all day and I feel like I have taken a step backward. I ate too much yesterday... yet I feel like I still didn't eat anything.
I'm just sad. I just drank spark, but I think I am too sad to even feel the benefits from it.
I just want to crawl back into bed.
I haven't eaten breakfast.
I am still bloated, and I wonder if my cycle is just causing me problems :(
Finally felt like eating something or rather made myself eat something @
3:00 A wheat wrap with raspberries and banana and almond butter
3:30 handful of almonds
6:30 wheat wrap with cabbage, ck and roasted peppers and some avocado.
Thank goodness at the end of the day today
I don't think my hormones could have handled it if I didn't lose anything
Last day of cleanse.... even though I kinda dropped the ball (some intentionally)
No fiber drinks these lasts days, and I always forget to take my pro biotic.
I got into a major funk glad that's over! Anyways, moving on.
I felt awesome this morning and went walking (tried running- but i'm not quit ready for that yet.)
8:00 1 fried egg with peppers, onions & sweet potato- so good! And 1 apricot
........ I need to play catch up here
ok, today is day 12 (I think).
It's been a chaotic last couple days.
For example I worked all morning then had a major dance recital, then family swimming party.
Lets just say i had my 1st MNS packet 30 mins before eating..... then i never got a chance to eat.
Then I grabbed my 2nd MNS packet and was only able to grab a bag of carrots while running out the door to prep for the recital... and my 3 yr old ended up eating most of the carrots anyways.
Last night @ the family party, i did pretty good. Mini hamburger patty with some lettuce and avocado, but messed up eating some macaroni salad and potato salad- it was just too tempting... and I was starving!
It's Sunday morning and I've been up since 4:30 with my baby.
It's 7:00 now & I just put her back to bed, My 3 yr old is up eating oatmeal and the Hubby and 5 yr old are still sleeping..... I really want to go back to bed:(
ok, lets go better today @ documenting!!!
Ok, this is getting ridiculous.
Why are days so busy.
I'm trying to take my vitamins, but my mornings have been chaotic.
Today I randomly took them.
Ate a couple apricots, almonds, for lunch was some spaghetti squash and roasted tomatoes, dinner was an couple bits of Chili and a bit of corn bread, ya I know I know I couldn't resist
Tonight I weigh
I am not giving it 100%d I need to!!!!
Wow seriously guys, I'm having issues.
Some comments were made to me that really hurt and I lost a lot of motivation.
I felt amazing, but it just wasn't good enough and I got the mind set of why even bother then:(
I ate stuffing for dinner last night:( :( :(
I was 165 earlier in the day.
Typical day, no shower, dirty from the baby, sweaty from tons of yard work..... and excited that I can actually see a jaw line ;)
I have seen the inches lost everywhere, but mostly around my face, neck and chest.
I am a little excited so took a pic :)
I feel disgusting this morning!
I already took my
before breakfast vitamins, but feel so sick and bloated I don't want to eat a thing.
Darn u stuffing!!!
I am going to make sure I drink tons today to try and flush out.