Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Someday - new clothes!

Another 4 lbs! Yay! I like that I am losing weight, but I was getting frustrated, because I have not been seeing a difference. I think that is starting to change. I had a couple of t-shirts that had some pretty tight sleeves. Bonus is, they are not tight anymore. That and a pair of jeans that is getting too big! Another pair that was almost too small, and now they are almost perfect. I say almost, because they are also getting to be too big! It makes me a little more enthusiastic, because I can see at least some evidence of results! It will make me keep going!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A little smaller anyway.

So far I'm doing okay. I started my first week, and it went really well. I ended up losing 17 lbs the first week, which is amazing. I guess those first few come off fast. After that, it kinda slows down. The second week I lost 3 lbs. Not as much as week one, but hey, it is still a loss, right? Last week I lost 1 lb only, but that is was I am supposed to expect. From now on it is supposed to be 1-2 lbs per week, which is not so bad. I was also really really sick in the meantime there. I had strep throat, a respiratory infection, as well as a sinus infection. It sucked big time. But I'm mostly better now, a little sinus thing going here a little bit still, but not too bad. I can live with it now. For a couple days, I really just wanted to die. Or just sleep for days and days. Glad that's over.
So now I'm hoping that I can continue with the losing. I think what I need to do now is add in exercise. I have not been, mostly because I had no air from the resp infection. Since that is cleared up I should be able to start now. But not this week. I have an exam every day this week. Well, I had one today, so one down. But in the meantime, there is a lot of work to do, and I'm not sure I will be able to work it in. I might be able to get one in on Thurs and Fri, but most likely not before that. Oh well. One thing at a time.
On that note, not only am I sticking to my diet, I quit smoking! (Ahem, I kind of had to. When I was sick, it hurt too much to smoke.) But hey, still another step in the right direction!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I found this amazing recipe for phase 1! It's called Mock French Toast, and I will give you the recipe in a minute. I have been doing okay with the diet so far. Although, since I am a student, I have a hard time with breakfast. I have to be at school early, and I am usually up late doing homework and stuff, so I don't want to get up ridiculously early to try and make a huge breakfast. That time is better spent sleeping, let me tell you. So far, I have been able to grab some cottage cheese or something, and then I get a couple eggs at the cafeteria. But, it is still something on the run, and I don't know what kind of oil they are using. Plus I had a sausage link today, because it looked like turkey sausage, but I don't know that for sure. It could have easily been pork, which would have been off-limits. In any case, the rest of my day was good. I had spagetti sqaush with homemade sauce for lunch, and I had the mock french toast for supper. It was awesome! I loved it, it will be something I make again!

Mock French Toast
4 egg whites
1 egg
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Splenda (or other sugar substitute)
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Spray a frying pan with Pam (or other oil spray).
Pour mixture in like pancakes, flip when almost cooked through.
Put a little margerine on it, and some sugar free syrup.
Tastes really close to the real thing!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

On paper... Sigh

So today I measured myself. Had to put it all on paper. Sigh. Oh well. I also started the South Beach plan today. Let's hope all goes well.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


So how does it work that I did the ab routine yesterday, and today my thighs are killing me? I really don't get it. Although what I do get is that if I have sore muscles, I must have been working them right? At least I hope that that is what it means. Can't see what else it would be. I was going to wait to start South Beach, and just start with working out. But, I figure, diet and exercise is always what is recommended, right? So really, I should be doing them both together. For real. So I think I will give myself the rest of this week to get rid of what I can, and whatever food I have left that I can't have will have to go to someone else. I really should not have it in my house, because then I will not be tempted. Right? Except for all those places out there where I will be tempted, like school, and work, and all that. Oh well... Got to start somewhere. And I have started, which is nice. 3 days in a row of a 10 minute work out. And even though I'm not started on South Beach yet, I am already watching carbs, and portion sizes, which is something I really have never done. So I am proud of myself already. As my friend H would say, Damn I'm good!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

So here goes!

So. I have been overweight, or at least somewhat overweight for most of my life. I have a lot of bad habits, and have never given an honest effort to change. I am a nursing student, and I am expected to help patients with their physical and mental health. How am I supposed to help them, when I can't even help myself? There are a number of things I need to change.

1. I need to stop smoking (it's a terrible habit, I know)!
2. I should lose some weight. (Okay, a lot of weight).
3. I need to be more active.

Most of all, I would like to have a life that includes more than sitting around at home doing nothing. Sigh. Which is what I do now, isn't it sad?

So here goes. By putting this out here, somewhere where someone can see it other than me, I will have some extra motivation. Hopefully. The plan is twofold. I have everything I need to start on the South Beach Diet. (Well, almost everything, need a couple of things yet.) I also have a copy of Ten Minute Trainer. I figure by using both, I should be able to get goal number one and two started. Of course, the stop smoking part needs to happen too, and I'm pretty sure that will happen on its own. I am not a heavy smoker, never have been, and I'm always on and off. Smoke for a few months, quit for a few months. And if I don't leave my house, I don't smoke either.

So really, I just have to get started. :) Here I go!