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cleanse needed

4 May

well i am starting fresh again.  i am determined to lose 40lbs in 2 months.  can i do it?  i dont know.  i really dont know.  i hope so. 

i am starting on all liquids again today – this includes acai berry juice daily and acai berry/green tea pills daily too.  i need to go to the store and get the ingredients to do the Master Cleanse and start on that soon.  i also have to work out some every single day, without fail.  oh, and drink tons of water.  i think i could do like…

week 1- liquids only

week 2- master cleanse

week 3- liquids only

week 4- salads, fruits, veggies, soup, yogurt in a 5-7-9 schedule

week 5- master cleanse

week 6- liquids only

week 7- salads, fruits, veggies, soup, yogurt in a 5-7-9 schedule

week 8- master cleanse

so that is my plan. 

i found out that, as i had suspected for years, my favorite little sister has ed too.  she is trying to recover so i didnt encourage her or recruit her to be unhealthy with me.  i love her and want the best for her and i dont think treating your body the way i treat mine is the best thing for anyone.

umm… my new thinspo girls are rachel mcadams & tori spelling.

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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.

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!

 

ammendment

9 Oct

i have been researching online all night because i cant sleep and think that my newest plan of 600 or less every day will not work.  from what i have seen i think that ‘zig zagging’ the calories is going to be the best way to go.  i know the calories are pretty high, but that is why i am going to add so much exercise (from what i have read just cutting the calories will put you in starvation mode – so you have to have some calories but exercise).  so, alas, i will have a new plan…

S: 500 or less – rest
M: 700 – legs & abs
T: 800 – cardio
W:500 – arms & pilates
T: 800 – cardio
F:500 – arms & abs
S:1000 – cardio

i will stick with my vegitarian diet of course, and try to eat things that are not total junk food.  i will have at least 4 liters of water every day.  i will take my meds every day and vitamins.  i will try to do as much liquids as possible, like slimfast or soup instead of heavy meals and also make sure to spread my calories out through the day.  i will still try to do something productive, clean house, and say my affirmations every day. i will have my rewards when i reach the goal of 130, 120, and 110. 

with this plan i hope to lose at least 4lbs a week until christmas for a total of 40lbs lost by christmas. 

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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/ 

excerpts

4 Mar

from a letter to my friend…

i am working my ass off (but doing a really good job – i just hope someone notices and gives me a big raise when the time comes) and not losing any weight.  but today i started trying to tone it down on the eating more and did pretty good and so tomorrow  i am going to start the hard calorie counting and make a schedule for myself to follow.  i have 2 15 minute breaks during the day and the office complex that i work in has a big sort of atrium that if you walk around it 4 times it is a mile.  so, during breaks people are always walking around it, and our company gives us ‘points’ for every time we walk around and at the end of the month you can turn those ‘points’ in for a gift certificate.  it is pretty cool, so i am going to start walking on my breaks and i think that will help alot. 
 
also, if i can start working out hard on the treadmill at least 2x a week and maybe doing a light yoga and pilates video on the other days i think it will be really good.  so… that is my plan.  i am so great at making plans and suck at sticking to them.  but i have to do it!  i have to get to my goal and i have to be able to wear a bikini this summer. 
 
my birthday is on saturday and my parents are coming to visit.  i am praying they dont bring my brother with them.  ugh. 
 
things with the bf are good.  he has gotten wasted to a bad point a few times since i last wrote and i am so tired of that.  i have told him we can have ‘planned’ days when we will party and get drunk and have fun, but no more of the getting drunk on the weekday just because we have stuff to drink because it is way out of control.  i told him if it happens one more time then we will start to go to counciling.  other than that it is great though.  he has been taking me to lunch nearly every day (i need to only eat a salad from now on) and he has been helping around the house and with chores a lot and of course is still paying all of the bills because i havent gotten paid yet.  

it was easier to cut and paste than to update my diary here.  here is my new plan for daily calorie intake and minimum exercise:

Daily – vitamins, cleanse, lots of water, affirmations

MON – 400cal / walk 30min & pilates video

TUES – 500cal / walk 30 min & abs video

WED – 700cal / walk 30min & treadmill

THR – 500cal / walk 30min & misc. video workout

FRI – 800cal / walk 30 minutes & ab lounger

SAT – 800cal / weight machine & treadmill

SUN – 200cal / pilates video