Tag Archives: diet

resolution

31 Dec

instead of losing weight i gained. 

im not going to write about why or how horrible i have had it lately.  there is no excuse for this.

i am now setting a goal to lose weight this year.  i am going to go from my current 156 (yeah, i gained that much) to 110 by 12/09 at the latest, but if at all possible my goal will be to be there by 06/09.  i will do this with heavy restriction and lots of exercise. 

i am about to get engaged, and then i will be getting married.  this is no longer optional, it is mandatory!

i have to do this.  i will do this.  i am not going to live like this any more.

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how to lose weight

17 Oct

often times i am asked for advice, or see posts where people are asking for advice on how to lose weight.  well, i don’t know if i should give advice but i will tell you what my basic plan is and maybe that will help.  i also highly recommend reading the book “Skinny Bitch” – it will blow you out of the water and really get you motivated and informed.

first of all drink water, water, water.  i am trying to drink at least 4liters of water every day.  it flushes out the fat and keeps you feeling full, not to mention it makes your skin look better and everything else healthier.  there are these flavor things you can get to put in your water and it makes it easier to drink more.  you can find them at the store with the drink mixes and juice.  that helps me drink more, and they aren’t too many calories either.

second, don’t eat dead rotting flesh.  use a partial or full vegetarian diet – or even better a vegan diet. i don’t eat meat – sometimes i eat fish though.  if you do eat meat try to cut down on it at least or do fish and chicken instead of red meat and pork.  then you can go to just fish.  then if you want go to no meat at all. and then you can wean over to full vegan if you wish.  this is a personal choice of course, but definitely cut out the red meat and pork and it will help.  you are what you eat and you can not be skinny and beautiful if you are putting pain and suffering into your body. 

third, try to stay away from sweets, eat only good healthy food and count the calories.  (for the most part – but sometimes you have to reward yourself and have a little of the yummies) there are many plans out there for how many calories you should have and on the side of the page i have a link to a goal calculator that is helpful.  no sodas unless they are the 0 calorie kind, i drink diet 7up or diet coke with splenda if i have to break down and have a soda but rarely do i ever break down and have a soda anymore – like once a month maybe.  soda is like liquid fat, it has so many calories and it makes you get so fat!  don’t eat or drink things with high-fructose corn syrup in them either and stay away from things with ingredients that look like crazy words you cant read.  keep it simple and know what you are putting into your body. 

fourth, make a plan, set obtainable goals, and reward yourself when you make those goals.  there are tons of plans out there and you just have to find one that will work for you.  total starvation does not count as a plan either, because in the end it will just make you end up getting fat when you break down and eat – and we always break down sometime don’t we?!?! 

my plan is to zig-zag my calories, which means have higher and lower days.  this is supposed to help your metabolism stay up because your body thinks it is getting fed on the high days and then you have low days to lose weight and your metabolism is still going because it was not expecting it.  with this plan you don’t feel like you are starving yourself and you can have days where you eat more or have a ‘treat’ as long as you don’t go crazy.  it is alot easier to stick with and you feel better because you aren’t always failing at your goals and it works because you can still eat with friends or family sometimes and nobody knows that anything is up. 

along with this plan i have some days i throw in of fasting because not only does it help lose weight but also helps clean out your system and there are many health benefits that i have found. i have rewards set up that i will give myself when i reach certain goals and this makes it easier and more fun too.

fifth, exercise.  you have to exercise to lose weight, you really do.  i don’t care what anyone tells you – if you want it to come off you have to work for it.  look on my links at the side and there is one for calories burned.  i have found a few great sites that calculate calories burned for you online and this is my favorite one so far.  you can burn calories even by cleaning the house, having sex, etc.  but you must, must, must also exercise.  even if you don’t have the equipment get some hand weights, exercise videos, go walking, jogging, etc.  it helps you lose weight, feel better, gets your metabolism going and you just have to do it.

sixth, take your vitamins and get your sleep.  if you take a daily multivitamin your body will get all of the nutrients that it needs and you will be less likely to have cravings caused by your body needing something.  you must also get your beauty rest.  in all my research i have found that if you dont get enough sleep it will make you fat along with many other problems.  plus, if you are sleeping you won’t be eating now will you?!?

these are just basics, but hopefully this will help!  once more, get the “Skinny Bitch” book and make it your bible.  i read through it about once a week just to keep myself reminded and aware. 

i also encourage you to research online, you will find alot about the things i talked about there.  the more informed you are the better you will do.  if there is anything i have forgotten please let me know and i will add it in here.  i am going to be updating this post over time…

if you can stick to it you will see results and you will feel better.  good luck!

 

newest plan

8 Oct

i have to lose about 4lbs a week to make my goal of 40lbs by christmas.  here is the plan i have for myself…

600 calories daily or less.

4 liters water daily or more.

eat only apples, rice, salad, or veggie soup.

exercise daily.

do something productive like…  journal, work on business plan, budget, read, etc. daily.

clean or organize something daily.

affirmations daily.

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time to buckle down

20 Sep

if you have a weight loss goal for before christmas now is the time for us to start working on it together… !!!!

so whatever your goal is, everyone come JOIN US at community.livejournal.com/40lbs_by_xmas/ 

im back skinnies

14 Nov

i havent been on for the past few days.  i have cheated badly.  i had my first binge in over 2 months.  it wasnt too bad but it was still bad.  so, i have not really lost any weight in the last week and am so behind on my schedule.  i absolutely have to start working out every day, saying my affirmations at least twice daily, and following a plan that i can stick to.  i have been so moody and not losing weight and i thought it was because maybe i was going to have my period again, but nothing yet…

anyway, i am starting over now.  the last plan i made did not work.  so i have modified my original plan and think it will be better.  with this plan i should lose nearly 4lbs a week.  probably i can lose more if i exercise more and harder.  we will see.  

 M 700 cals
T 300 cals (only liquids, soups, and yogurt)
W 700 cals
T 300 cals (only liquids, soups, and yogurt)
F 500 cals
S 700 cals
S 100-200 cals (only liquids, soups, and yogurt)all of this with exercise at least 5 days a week, 5htp pills, womens multivitamin, more water, and green tea daily.

CW: 149

 
we had a great 2 year anniversary celebration and i love my man so much.  we went out to eat at red lobster because we both love that place.  we had drinks and a great time.  he told me over and over how amazing i look and that made me feel really great. 

some bad things have happened in the last few days; i lost a friend because he is aparently fucking insane but even though it hurts i will get over it.  i have a birthday party to go to for my friend’s little girl this weekend.  she hasnt seen me in a few months.  i am really hoping that she will be able to tell a big difference!  i also see satan again this weekend and i hope that she can tell a difference too.  keeping my fingers crossed!

we have started house hunting, and we hope to buy a new house in may or june of 2008.  house hunting is fun.  i hope we can get something we love, though to spend as much as we want we may have to have our parents sign for it and/or i will have to get a better job.  there is alot of false information on my credit report that is being fixed and that should be taken care of by then too.  maybe we will win the lottery and all of our problems will be solved.  or maybe our parents will help us by co-signing or something…

i messed up on my ticker before, so i made a new one (it is located in my about me post under my user profile if you ever want to keep up with how i am doing)… with the final goal being 105 lbs.  the goal before christmas is still 120lbs.  so 44 to go to the final goal, and 29 to go before christmas.  ahhhh!  i dont know how i am going to do it.  anyone with any help, please comment me!

new plan

3 Nov

so, i have calculated and in order to lose 5lbs a week i can only have 1883 calories a week and i must work out at least 3 times a week.  so i have come up with a new basic plan to use my calories, and if i go over or under one day that is fine, because all that really matters it the calories at the end of the week.  but, i will try to stick to the basic plan as well as possible… with that in mind here is my new plan:

Sunday – FAST, only water, green tea, and 5htp

Monday – 450 calories, multivitamin, 5htp & Treadmill

Tuesday – FAST, water, green tea, diet coke, yogurt, 5htp & Pilates

Wednesday –  450 calories, multivitamin, 5htp & Treadmill

Thursday – FAST, water, green tea, diet coke, yogurt, 5htp & Pilates

Friday – 450 calories, multivitamin, 5htp & Treadmill

Saturday – 450 calories, multivitamin, 5htp

Today’s Stats
1 glass water
1 cup green tea
salad = 100 calories
bread = 60 calories
home made chips = 50 calories
chicken and rice = 300 calories

my plan

15 Oct

 trying to lose 40 by x-mas, so here is my plan…

M 800 cals
T 300-400 cals (only liquids, soups, and yogurt)
W 800 cals
T 300-400 cals (only liquids, soups, and yogurt)
F 500 cals
S 800 cals
S 500 cals.  

all of this with exercise at least 5 days a week, 5htp pills, womens multivitamin, more water, and green tea daily.

 
totally selfish, self indulgent, superficial things i want done when i am rich:

 

total body laser hair removal from the armpits down.  
awesome breast implants
cosmetic surgery on my face 
facials, manicures, and pedicures done all the time
detox and massage therapy done all the time