Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Milestones

Alright my Curvy Divas it is again the time for the Monday Milestones post. So I hope that you all accomplished all the goals that you set for yourself last week and are making strides to changes to you lifestyles.

So my goals for last week and the results are as follows (results are in RED!!):

1. Exercise at least 3 times this week. SUCCESS!!!! I did a walking video on Tuesday.  An hour cardio dance on Wednesday. And another 2 mile walking video on Saturday.  I really wanted to do more but that TOM was holding me down. 
2. Stay on track with my calories intake.  FAILED! Boo there were a couple of day that I went over my 1400 calorie limit. But talking to my nutritionist she told me that was normal coming up to TOM so I will not beat myself up about it. 

3. Make some more diverse meals that are within my calorie range.  SUCCESS!!!! ON Thursday I tried Parmesan crusted tilapia and mashed cauliflower.  The fish was excellent.  The cauliflower not so much. But I did try it. 

4. Drink at least 80oz of water EVERYDAY!!!!!!! SEMI-SUCCESS!!! I failed one day when Iwas away form home longer than I expected. But only by 10oz.  I will try harder this week to be prepared. 

5. Stay positive no matter what the scale says!  FAILED!!!! But only for a moment. I had a momentary lapse in happiness.  But I hopped right back on positive train and I am accepting my weight loss for what it is.

All in all I didn't do too awful bad this week. I think I will keep the same goals for next week. I will however try to add one more day of exercise to my schedule.

Good luck Divas on your quests for greatness. I know you are finding the Curvy Diva within.

Peace and Blessing

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Saturday, January 29, 2011


Please take a second to note the multiplicity of exclamations marks that are behind the title of this post.  YESTERDAY!!!!!!!! was not a good day.  It started off well. I went to the salon to get my relaxer.  That was fine.  After that I had an appointment to go to the Medical College here in Augusta to be processed in for my part time job.  I was supposed to have me SS card but it is locked away in storage and I was not able to get to it.  So when I get there I am told to go to the SS office and request a new card and bring the reciept back so that my information can be placed in the system.  Ok I can do this.  Please note that I ate breakfast at 9:00am. My appointment was at 2:00pm.  The only thing I had to eat between breakfast and that appointment was a protein bar. 

Ok so I wait at the SS office for an hour and get my reciept.  I drive all the way back across town to the Medical College to complete my process.  I have to view a safety presentation that took 35 min and I wasn't even reading the stuff. So after that I am finally done with HR. I go to get my ID badge and I am on my way home.  Let us note the time at this momnet is 4:00pm. 

So I call my husband and ask if he wants anything to eat.  So I stop at F*&^ing Burger King. I sit in line for 30 F%^$ing min and when I get to the window some dimwit chick says "OH, we are out of the salads do you want something else".  I wanted to SCREAM!!!!! Heck yeah I want something else but I am sure that it is not healthy. So I decided to just get my husbands food and go home.  Time now 4:55pm.  I haven't eaten since 9 this morning. I tear through the kitchen and what do I eat in my fit of rage.  Stewed chicken, Baby carrots and strawbreeies!!!!

Inside I was like (note celebration people below)!!!

So I am extremely proud of my self for making a good decision during that time.  Oh by the way did I mention that my cycle had started this day as well.  Just more S*%# to add to my reasons (excuses) for not eating well. But I did good and stuck to my plan.  Yesterday I came in at 1203 calories for the day so I am proud of that. I think I am really changing and making better food choices is becoming easier. Hope your yesterday was better than mine.  Even if it wasn't we will make today the best it can possibly be.  Keep it up Divas.

Peace and Blessings

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

About to Give Up

Greeting Curvy Divas,

Before you all start pulling out your you can do it speaches I am not really giving up. Just having a bad day.  Yesterday was my weigh in and I lost 2 lbs.  (Let me pause to say that I celebrated that weight loss and did not beat myself uup about it.)  That being said I guess I'm in a hurry to loose the weight. I want to drop 100s of pounds at every weigh in and that is not happening. Currently my reactions have been:  note the cartoon below!  Thought I'd add a little humor. 

I think that this is the point in all my weight loss efforts where I just give up.  The scale is not moving at MY pace so f*&% IT!!!!!! That's what I usually do.  I am currently 15.2 pounds down in just shy of a month! (Pause here to insert Lame Happy Dance)! I am extremely proud of that.  I am just having one of those moments were I wonder how long this is going to take.  I know I know weight loss that is going to be permenant takes time but I am inpatient DAMN it! Any way just needed to get that out.  I am definatly not giving up. Maybe I will go to the gym to day and take out my frustrations on the eliptical machine.  Nothing like a good sweat to bring me back into perspective.  

Keep your heads in the game Divas

Peace and Bleessings
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Milestones

So my fellow Curvy Divas it is Monday and time for our Monday Milestones post!!!!!!!! Who's excited! Well me of course but you should be too. I am sure all of you were able to accomplish the goals that you set out on last week so lets see how you did. 
I guess I'll start. LOL

So my Goals for last week  and the results are as follows (results in PINK):

1. Exercise at least 3xs a week. SUCCESS!!!Defiantly accomplished this one! I did a walking video; 30 min = 2miles on Monday. On Tuesday I did a 30 min cardIo boot camp workout from my cable ON DEMAND! And Friday I did a 1 hour Cardio Dance class at the Y. Goal ONE: Done and Done!!

2. Stay on track with my eating and post a bi-weekly blog with daily calories. SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!! I accomplished this partially. I did stay on track with my eating even though I was at home. This is one of the things that I am struggling with. But I did not do my bi-weekly blog post. I did however post one on Saturday so that was still pretty good I think!!

3. Drink at least 80oz of water EVERYDAY! SUCCESS!!!!!!! I busted this goal every single day.  Most days it was 80 or 90 oz. I made it to 100 oz a couple of days so I will consider this goal Done and Done as well.

So now it is time to set some new goals.  These will probably be the same as last week. Maybe I'll add some later but here is the list. 

1. Exercise at least 3 times this week. 
2. Stay on track with my calories intake. 
3. Make some more diverse meals that are within my calorie range. 
4. Drink at least 80oz of water EVERYDAY!!!!!!!
5. Stay positive no matter what the scale says!!

That last goal is going to be a hard one for me because I, like most, let the scale rule my life. I am not going to do that this week.  Well at least its a goal. So we will see how that works out.

As always My Curvy Divas

Peace and Blessings

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekend Update!

Hello there my fellow Curvy Divas. I am back. A little later than expected but back none the less.

So if you hadn't noticed that lovely Becoming a Curvy Diva section to the right of the blog I weighed in on Monday and lost an astounding 6.6 pounds. Baby-BABY!!!!!!!! Wooo HOoo!!!!!!  I am proud of that! Basically that was all my weight loss for the week. My Thursday  weigh in I stayed the say.  I was kinda disappointed until my nutritionist pointed out that I had lost 13 lbs in a little over two weeks. So props to me!

Any way I said that I would tell ya'll what I was eating for the week so I scanned my food journal and will display my notebook of goodies here for your viewing pleasure.  Let me preface this by saying that my allotted calorie intake every day is "supposed" to be 1300-1400 and I am never supposed to eat below 1200 a day.  Most day I do not make it to 1200 calories.  But that is a lot of food. So here it is:

 So there is is up till Thursday. Hope that helps some one.

As Always
Peace and Blessings

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Milestones

So I had the brilliant idea! I will start each week with a Monday Milestones post. The post will contain all my goals for the week and weather or not a accomplish them the next week (if that makes sense)! I guess we'll see how it goes. I am really excited.  I need some kind of accountabliity for my eating and exercising (read I am not exercising at all!) So this is what I came up with.  Next week on Monday Milestones I will post wether I made the goals for the last week and also establish new goals for that week. Soooooooooo........................

Here we Go

Goals for this Week:
1. Exercise at least 3xs a week.
2. Stay on track with my eating and post a bi-weekly blog with daily calories.
3.  Drink at least 80oz of water EVERYDAY!

I think that is enough to keep me going through out the week. I will be posting what I am eating later on in the week.  Also I have a weight in this afternoon so I may be back with that update later on today.

So my fellow curvy divas what are your goals for the week.  We would love to hear them and share in keeping each other motivated. Come on you know you want to share! LOL

Peace and Blessings
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Feeling Defeated

So as I previously mentioned, I weigh in twice a week with the weight loss center that I am a part of.  So on Thursday I had and weigh in and I was up 4lbs. That's right you read that correctly. 4 f*%#ing pounds. Although I know that I did not actually gain that weight in two days I was still disappointed with the number that I saw.  Here in lies the problems that I usually face.  When I saw that weight I immediately thought about eating something really unhealthy. I was totally consumed with the though of binging on some candy and cookies and I was thoroughly overwhelmed. 

But I did notice a pattern.  Usually when I make a decision to loose weight I start off great.  I am loosing pounds and feeling great. Then I step on the scale and there is a gain and I loose my freaking mind.  My rationalization for eating bad is why eat healthy when it doesn't work.  I convince myself that the healthy food is not worth it and say F it!

But on Thursday I made the decision to do something different.  (Let us pause to warn you of a serious TMI moment about to happen.)  So after the weigh in we always speak with the nutritionist to make sure our eating is on track as well as the exercise.  So she asks me how my bowels have been moving!!!! LOL Well honestly they have been lack luster these past few days.  She told that is the reason for my weight gain.  I am full of .... well you know!!!!!! So that was kinda  a relief but I was still having those thoughts about binging.  So I grabbed my workout gear and went to the gym for and hour cardio dance class.  When I left I felt great and no longer wanted to bury myself in a mound of chocolate. I am very proud of myself for not doing what I usually do and having a break down.

So Diva's what are some of your coping techniques when the going gets tough? No pun intended.  Please share your secrets for making it through those disappointing times.

Peace and Blessings
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

And the Beat Goes On

So I haven't posted in a while.  Everything is going great right now.  I am on target for my calories most days and I am drinking gallons (exaggerations) of water a day. The only thing that I have not started is the exercise.  I am just not motivated.  But I did recently sign up with a couple of my coworkers to do the Team Lean program at the local Family Y.  I believe this will hold me accountable for going to the gym and getting my work out on.  So the Becoming a Diva section has been updated.  I am down another 1.8 pounds so that is 10 lbs down since i started my program. I am so excited.  Wooooo HOooooo go me!!!!!!
\Well Divas I am all out of updates.

Peace and Blessings
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Week 1 Weigh In 2

So I am making progress and I am happy about that.  If I hadn't mentioned before I weigh in 2x a week with the program that I am doing.  So if you hadn't noticed the weight loss section to the right I am down another 2 lbs since Monday. I am really happy about that. I'm sure it could have been more but I have started the self sabotage already.  I bought a pack of sweet tarts.  After reading the label and determining that there are only 150 calories in the entire thing.  I didn't eat them all at once but the fact is that I ate them.  And I also had half of a kit kat that was left in the fridge.  I was having a hard time these past few days and so I ate.  I am still trying to figure out why it is that I am sabotaging myself. But as for right now I am back on track.  I hope you guys are making progress in the right direction as well.  I hope to pick up my blogging in the next week so that you all can get a better grasp of what I am doing and how it is working out for me.  I'm still on track just had a little slip up. Keep on going is all I can do. 

Peace and Blessings
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Monday, January 3, 2011

Week 1 Weigh In

So it has been 6 days since I started my new weight loss program. Today I had my first weight in at the center.  I am pleased and excited to announce that I am down 4.6 lbs since last Tuesday.  I am very proud of myself for sticking with the plan almost entirely.  An I am proud because I lost that amount of weight while Aunt Flow was in for a visit.  So GOO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I plan to do an official start of the program post with pics and every thing so look forward to that and I will also give you the details of the plan that I have been following.  Hope every one's  year is starting off wonderfully!

Peace and Blessings
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR BLOGWORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone had a great and safe New Years celebrations.  We stayed in because we both had to work this morning.  So We watched the ball drop on TV, kissed and went to sleep. Boring I know! lol Just wanted to stop in and say lets make this year count.  2011 is going to be my year to improve myself! I am ready for this much needed change.  Are you ready?

Peace and Blessings
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