Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rejoice! Week 3 results

Oh happy day, oh happy day, OH HAPPY DAY (I am singing that just so ya know)!!! If you can't tell, I am in a GREAT mood this wonderful Thursday morning! Today marks 3 weeks since I have started my DC3 life style change. I have had my weak moments, but over all I have never felt better before. Would you like to know what my results are for this week?

This past week I lost 2.2 pounds for a total of 13.0 pounds since November 8th, 2012! So, sing with me... OH HAPPY DAY!!! I still have another 20-25 pounds that I want to lose, but 13 pounds is a GREAT start. I am really trying NOT to get caught up with the number on the scale, but more so how my clothes are fitting me. Lets just say, I am starting to wear some clothes that I haven't been able to wear in awhile. I can really tell a difference in my stomach, it is much flatter then it has been in a while. Casey even stopped me the other night and commented on my stomach being flatter. It made my day (I just LOVE him)!

Today is down home dinner at work (where they cater in lunch for us) and we will be having brisket tacos from one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. I told myself that if I lost weight this week, I would eat with everyone else. After seeing that 2.2 pound loss, I got to thinking... I really don't want to have to re-lose that weight just because I had brisket tacos (and the fixins). So I have decided NOT to take part in down home this week, after all its just food.

I hope y'all have a wonderful day, I know I will...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Back Workout

My company Christmas party is in 11 days...11 days, the dress I have in my closet looks amazing on me (now that I have lost some of my belly fat) BUT, it wont zip all the way closed in the back. I have been working so hard on my belly and my legs and now that I have 11 days left, I realize that my back is the problem...

I am not defeated, I have 11 days to work on the problem! 11 days of eating 110% perfectly. 11 days of making myself get up and workout even if I don't want to. 11 days of kicking butt and taking names!!! Here goes nothing... I am going to wear that dress to the party because I really do NOT want to buy another one. (I am kind of a penny pincher, specially for things like this... a dress I am only going to wear once for a couple of hours).

I searched the Internet high and low and found a great picture that listed back workouts (picture below). I printed it out and took it to the gym with me today. I have to say, I worked muscles I haven't worked in awhile and I am kind of sore. I finished up at the gym with some sprints (as much as I can sprint with a bum knee) on the elliptical and then met with my friend Melissa who is helping me write out a menu*.

*I will blog about my menu later, basically I have been struggling with finding good recipes that are actually good for you and taste good. I am stumped, so I have asked Melissa to help me out. So very thankful she is helping...

Monday, November 26, 2012

I think I can... I know I can...

I am back from holiday break!! I started the break off really strong but ended it very badly. Last night, I was so disappointed in myself. I literally laid on the couch with Casey and complained about my headache (from diet coke withdrawals) and about how bloated I was. YUCK!

Thanksgiving Day I hit a new all time low on the scale (with doing the DC3 method). I was so happy!! Then Thanksgiving night came and I kept my promise to myself of eating in moderation and having 1 piece of dessert, I had a cookie. It wasn't until AFTER dinner when we left did it all go down hill... Casey stopped at the gas station and I asked him to get me a diet coke. I told him "its Thanksgiving, I can have 1 and be okay..." Man I wish he hadn't fallen for that lie. I was okay that night, but the next morning was a different story. I am not going to blame it all on the diet coke but... it was all the diet cokes fault! HA-HA! Seriously, I woke up craving foods that I haven't craved in almost 3 weeks. And everything I ate only left me wanting more. It wasn't pretty. By Sunday morning, I was up 2 pounds from Thanksgiving morning... and I still had to go to my sisters house for Thanksgiving dinner. Lets just say that wasn't very pretty either.

This morning I forgot to weigh in. I am not sure if I really forgot or if I was to scared that I just stayed far away from the scale as possible. Might be the latter one, but who is keeping track?! Today has been GREAT. I am back on a schedule, I have limited food choices, and I went to the gym and went hardcore for an hour. Thursday marks 3 weeks of DC3 and I promise myself that I will be smaller than I was last Thursday. I think I can, I think I can... wait, I know I can, I know I can!!

Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving break!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bike Workout

Yesterday I met with a friend, Melissa, up at the gym and she showed me a new kick butt workout on the bike. After completing the workout, I was dripping with sweat... and it was only 15 minutes long. So this morning, I decided that when Casey woke up for work I would wake up with him and take my booty to the gym! I need to work for that piece of pie I am going to eat tomorrow...
The workout on the bike is as follows:
1. Warm up for 3-5 minutes on a resistance of 2
2. Then bump it up to a resistance of 4 and go for 1 minute while keep your RPMs between 60-70.
3. Keep the resistance at 4 and go really fast (pushing through your heels) and make sure to get your RPMs up over 100... and keep them there for 30 seconds.
4. Repeat the 1 minute intervals and the 30 second intervals until you have completed 15 minutes.
5. Cool down with 3-5 minutes on a resistance of 2
(That is a cup of water, not diet coke... just for all you wondering! 2 weeks without a diet coke!!)
Remember, just because it is a holiday doesn't mean that you cant make time to workout or you cant watch what you eat. Holiday is an excuse to see family and friends, not an excuse to gain weight! Stay on track and stay focused, I know I am going to!!
Happy Thanksgiving Y'all

Monday, November 19, 2012

Back on track with H2O

Yesterday, I was excellent with my eating and my drinking water. The scale was proof of it this morning when I weighed myself. I was back down to what I was BEFORE my Friday binge day (ugh), plus down another 1/2 pound. I am also back on the right track today, have been drinking tons of water and have stayed away from the dreaded DC3.

Lets talk about water for a second, shall we?! I really never thought that drinking water would help you lose weight, I mean the more water you have in your belly the heavier you are... right? Wrong! Water is SO important when trying to lose weight. It helps keep you full throughout the day, so you stay away from snacking and eating those fatty foods (where as sodas leave you craving the sugar rush). It helps flush out your system by breaking up the food and making it easier for you to pass in the bathroom. Plus on top of that it is also really good for your skin and hair. I have never really been that BIG on drinking water, but over the past week and half, I have really learned to just deal with it and make sure I get my intake quota met every day. I would have to say, it is one big factor in why I have been so successful this time around.

Are you wondering what your intake quota of water is? My doctor told me it is plain and simple, you take your weight and divide that by 2. So a 100 pound person should be drinking at least 50 ounces of water a day. That doesn't include soda, coffee, tea, etc... that is plain and simple water. If you don't want to give up your sodas (or other drink) maybe do what my trainer does, Lo usually meets her quota and then has a diet coke later on in the day.

Challenge: Try going a whole day and making sure your quota is meet! Then go another, and another, and another....

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Carbs, they are so not worth it!

If you read my blog on Friday, you will know that I had kind of a bad day with food. Well, Friday night was no different. For some reason, I was craving Mexican food... not like a normal craving, but like one that no matter what I did, I couldn't shut it up. So, we went and had Mexican food. I ate chips and had brisket tacos with rice and refried beans. It was so uh-mazing... until Saturday morning! 

Saturday morning I woke up bloated, constipated again, and up 2 pounds on the scale. I am so mad at myself for working so hard for almost 2 weeks and then throwing it away on a meal that (in the end) was not even worth it. You better believe I wont be making that mistake again anytime soon. Yes, I know that there will be times when I am going to have carbs and cheese, but I need to really watch my intake (a lot more then I did on Friday) and I also need to make sure I get my work out in. 

Casey kept telling me that its a new day and I can learn from my mistake and do better today. He is so right, if anything, I am going to learn from this and it will just make me stronger (and smaller) in the end. I ate perfect yesterday and got in a lot of walking. Today I am still up 2 pounds on the scale, but I am armed with the right food and a lot of water (and some cardio). Here goes nothing...

A quote to live life by when you make a mistake...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday Y'all

Today started off great, with a tall Vanilla Bean Frap. from Starbucks!!! It was so yummy and also my cheat for the week. That means the rest of the weekend I must be on my best behavior...

Didn't make it to the gym today so I will make sure I go tomorrow and Sunday... that will be easy since I really don't have much planned and Caleb is at his Daddy's. Actually he is the reason I didn't go to the gym today, he had a Thanksgiving Fest at school. It was fun being able to go and have a meal with my baby boy (who let me know he is NOT a baby, he is a BIG BOY!).

Anyways, hope y'all have a great weekend and I will talk to y'all on Monday!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Week 1 Results of DC3

Today marks the end of my week 1 of my DC3 lifestyle change. You ready to hear the results...??

In one week, I have more energy then I have had in a LONG time. In one week, I have gone to the bathroom (sorry if that is TMI) more then I have in the past month. In one week, I have lost 7.0 pounds and haven't felt bloated once (even though Aunt Flow came to visit).

Honestly, I have never felt better before!! A few people have asked me if I miss the carbs, cheese and the diet cokes... honestly, I haven't really had many cravings. The 1st couple days I had horrible head aches from the lack of diet coke, but once I got past those I have been fine. I have a great support team with friends and family calling, texting, emailing, Facebooking, etc. and I have Casey at home helping me out.

This week I will be fine, I really don't have much planned so I will be able to really control what I eat and when I go and workout. Next week however, it will be a little bit more hectic with Thanksgiving. I will tackle that when it gets closer though.

I have decided to set a goal for myself that has nothing to do with the number on the scale (wanting to lose a certain number by a certain day). I have decided that I want to lose a dress size by my companies Christmas party which is on December 7th. This is very doable, so I am going to do it. I will keep ya posted.

Hope y'all have a great day and remember, each day is a new day! Learn from your mistakes and become a better person!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Good vs. Bad

Good vs. Bad is something we deal with everyday of our lives, the choices you make, the choices others around you are making, the food you eat, the things you drink, the people you have in your life... the list could go on and on. It is very simple, choose the Good and you will do fine. Heck, if only it were that easy. Nowadays, the Bad looks so Good and is usually so much easier and takes less time. I have been there before plenty of times, McDonald's drive thru takes a total of maybe 5 minutes and me going home to cook dinner would take way more time then that plus I have to clean up when I am done. But, that is how I became overweight in the 1st place... choosing the Bad over the Good almost always. In my journey the past couple years, I have begin putting the Good before the Bad, which is how I lost my weight. There are times that I choose the Bad, but then I pay for it later (on the scale or in my clothes).

We all have a choice, the only thing stopping you from losing weight is... well... yourself! One of the things I have given up the past couple of days (making a Good choice) is carbohydrates. Well, just like in life, Carbohydrates (carbs) have a Good side and a Bad side. I have searched the Internet high and low and found a couple of pictures that help break this down a bit more (see below). The way I see it, a Good carb is a whole wheat (according to the portion size, anything out of moderation becomes Bad) and vegetables. A Bad carb is well anything else... white bread, white pasta, desserts, flour, etc.

If you make yourself more aware of the Good and Bad on everything you eat and drink and then chose the Good, you will start to see results. You will start to see the number on the scale go down, you will start to feel better and have more energy, and you will start to feel your clothes fitting better (or even falling off).

We all have a choice, what choice will you make?

Monday, November 12, 2012


Good morning everyone! It is Monday morning and I am chipper, what the heck is wrong with this picture? Honestly, the past couple days I have been in good spirits even when things were going wrong. I really think this has to do with giving up diet coke. They say (who are they anyways) that diet coke really takes a toll on your moods, and after giving it up for almost a week I am starting to believe them! I cant even being to tell you how great I feel...

Weekends are always hard for me, I am off my schedule and there are more distractions and opportunities to go out to eat. This weekend was no different. I went into this weekend knowing that I need to stay away from the carbs, diet coke and cheese. I also went into this weekend with a loving boyfriend who stood next to me and held my hand (and held the 3 evil things away from me). Have I mentioned how much I love that guy?!

So Saturday was our 8 months of dating, yes we celebrate... (barf now if you need to, I think its cute)! Let me back up some, 1st Friday was easy because we ate at home and went to be early. Saturday morning we woke up and went to cheer on my niece at her Volleyball tournament. Caleb and I stopped at Sonic to get him a chocolate milk and a breakfast burrito (I am out of food at home). I ended up getting a large water and a breakfast toaster sandwich, no cheese and then I threw the bread out the window for the birds to eat and I just had the bacon and egg. THEN between the Volleyball games, my family loaded up and went to Sonic AGAIN... I passed up food and drink this time, even though my brother in law was buying! 2 times at Sonic and 2 epic wins for me!

Now on to our date night... I was suppose to cook but when it got down to it, I really didn't feel like it. We decided to go to Fresco's (a local Mexican food place here) and Casey kept the chips right next to him (even though I didn't even feel the urge to have any). I ordered a un-sweet tea and the Home Style Fajitas... they came with chicken, steak and grilled veggies. I told the waiter no tortilla's and even sent the cheese back when it came out. Win again!

Baklava!!! After dinner we went to a Greek Festival. I have never been and it was free so we went. Casey had been raving about Baklava all throughout dinner so I googled it and realized I couldn't have it (carbs). But when we got there, I decided what the heck and got a small piece anyways. I mean, it was a small piece and you only live once so why the heck not. That was my one splurge for the week... and boy was it good! I copied a recipe and have added it to the bottom of this blog in case you ever want to make some.

I am on day 6 of no carbs, no diet coke and no cheese (I am going to call this DC3) and so far I have lost a total of 5.4 pounds!!

Happy Monday Y'all

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bye Bye Diet Cokes

For the past 3 days I have been living life without carbs, cheese and diet coke. These are three of my favorite things. I wont lie, the 1st night I had a headache from H-E double hockey sticks (needing my diet coke) and I ended up going to bed at 8pm. Yesterday I was okay on the diet coke part but then the carb and cheese part started to get to me. We had Thanksgiving Day at our office and the food all looked so yummy... I passed up rolls, passed up the green beans (because they were covered in cheese) and then the most important thing I passed up... the dessert table! There were 2 tables and both were covered with pies! I walked right past them and out the door. I have to say, I am very proud of myself.

It has been very tough to find foods that doesn't consist of carbs and cheese but I am doing good so far. I am making it a game, I love to win games. With that mind set along with my mind set of every day is a new day... I think I will go far.

If you see me all the time, please help keep me accountable. If you never see me but we talk (via email, facebook, text, etc) please send me a message checking up on me and giving me motivation. If you have never even met me but read my blog, leave a comment. And well, if you hate me and want me to fail (you know who you are) then keep hating and keep wanting me to fail because that is something that really fuels my fire!

After reading this, it has really helped me NOT want to drink anymore soda... hopefully it will help you too!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

5K Results

This week has been kind of hectic but here I am... Let me catch you up to what has been happening in my life lately.

The 5k was this past Saturday and my goal was to finish in under and hour and to beat my very pregnant friend Kristy (she had her baby GIRL yesterday!). I walked with a group that consisted of 2 strollers (with 2 adorable little boys), 4 women (including me) and 3 dogs. We ended up having to stop a couple of times, which made the walk a bit longer then I anticipated. I crossed the finish line under an hour and before Kristy. My results are as follows... Hey, I wasn't last! My knee did really good the whole race and only after I stepped across the finish line, did it give out a bit. I went home and iced it and by that evening I was fine.

Other than the 5k, I have also gone 2 days without having diet cokes. Guess what, I am still alive!! I am trying to replace my diet cokes with a Spark drink instead. So far so good. Except for last night, I had a bad headache and I was so grabby... but I know those feelings of "withdrawal" will vanish if I keep this up. I also have been trying to really stay away from carbs and cheese. This is VERY hard for me but so far so good.

If you are interested in trying Spark or any of the Advocare supplements, go to here and Brittney will be more then happy to help you with all your goals...

Friday, November 2, 2012

My 1st 5k back

Tomorrow will be my 1st 5k back since my knee surgery... and don't worry, I will be walking this. It breaks my heart that I am not allowed to run anymore but I think walking is better then nothing at all. Heck, I will be lapping everyone on the couch and everyone who is still in bed.

 I will be walking this 5K with my very pregnant friend (who is due next Wednesday)... if she can do it, so can I!!! My goal is to finish under an hour...

Please say a prayer for my knee!!!