Long MIA, But Good News!

22 06 2010

Sorry for the long MIA everyone, I went back to school and work on the same day and its just been craziness!!!

I promise to be better about updating, especially since I have some good news to share.

I am officially in ONDERLAND!!! I weighed in at 198.7 on Saturday and I am NEVER going back to the 200s!  I am swimming in my old work clothes, so it looks like a shopping trip is in order.  To date I’ve lost about 25lbs and over 8 inches (5 of those from my waist!).

I’m so happy 🙂

Hope your week is going well!





My BMR

3 06 2010

So I’ve been playing around on My Fitness Pal (www.myfitnesspal.com), which is the site I use for my weight loss ticker, and for the first time I noticed that they have a BMR Calculator.  For those of you who are not familiar with what BMR is, it stands for basal metabolic rate and it is essentially the amount of calories your body would burn on its own even if you were just lying in bed all day.  For someone like me who is recovering from major surgery and can only undertake a limited number of activities I was quite curious to see what mine was.  Apparently for someone of my height and weight, my body burns about 1686 calories per day!  Thats pretty sweet, especially considering that I’ve been eating around 1000-1200 calories per day (I’ve consumed just shy of 1000 calories today) so I’ve burned more than I’ve consumed 🙂

I know that my calorie count may seem pretty low, but I assure you that I have eaten TONS of food today, 3 meals and 3 snacks to be exact 🙂

Here’s my daily food diary from My Fitness Pal.  The site recommends that I consume 1200 calories, 165g carbs, 40g fat and 45g of protein daily.  As you can see I’m way below my carb count (which is good because I’m trying to limit my carb intake due to my PCOS) and have exceeded my protein by 28g.  I also kept under my fat and calorie goals for the day and I’m totally fine with that 🙂

Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Eas – Advantedge – Carb Control Protein Shake – Chocolate Fudge, 11 oz 100 4 3 17 Ico_delete
Add FoodRemember Meal 100 4 3 17
Lunch
Homemade – Turkey Sandwich (4 Thin Slices) on Earthgrains Thin Buns With Light Mayo, 1 sandwich 185 23 8 14 Ico_delete
Add FoodRemember Meal 185 23 8 14
Dinner
Chicken Breast No Skin (Baked) – Baked Chicken Tenders No Skin, 1 oz 59 0 3 12 Ico_delete
Chicken Breast No Skin (Baked) – Baked Chicken Tenders No Skin, 1 oz 59 0 3 12 Ico_delete
Tomatoes – Red, ripe, raw, year round average, 2 slice, thin/small 5 1 0 0 Ico_delete
Alouette – Crumbled Goat Cheese, 1/8 cup 40 1 4 3 Ico_delete
Fresh Express – Heart of Romaine Lettuce, 2 cups 15 3 0 1 Ico_delete
Apples – Raw, with skin, 0.5 cup slices 29 8 0 0 Ico_delete
Cranberries – Dried, sweetened, 0.17 cup 62 16 0 0 Ico_delete
Generic – Slivered Almonds , 1 Tablespoon 40 1 4 2 Ico_delete
Pork – Cured, bacon, cooked, broiled, pan-fried or roasted, 0.5 slice cooked 22 0 2 1 Ico_delete
Trader Joes – Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette, 2 tbs 35 9 0 0 Ico_delete
Beverage – Red Wine (House Glass 300ml), 150 ml 111 0 0 0 Ico_delete
Add FoodRemember Meal 477 39 16 31
Snacks
Dannon – Yogurt – Light & Fit Nonfat Vanilla, 6 oz 80 15 0 5 Ico_delete
Nuts – Almonds, dry roasted, without salt added, 0.3 oz (22 whole kernels) 51 2 4 2 Ico_delete
Earthgrain – Multigrain Whole Wheat Bread – Double Fiber, 1 slices 100 14 2 4 Ico_delete
Add FoodRemember Meal 231 31 6 11
Totals 993 97 33 73
Your Daily Goal 1,200 165 40 45
Remaining 207 68 7 -28
Calories Carbs Fat Protein




Weigh in Wednesday…Yes I Know It’s Thursday

20 05 2010

As I mentioned earlier, yesterday was kind of a bad day for me.  On top of that its “that time of the month” and I am SOOOOOO bloated!!! So while I didn’t lose this week, I didn’t gain either.  So thats a win.  And my measurements stayed the same from last week (including the two inches I lost last week) which I will take as another win since I feel like I’ve gained 10lbs of water weight this past week.

So we’ll just continue healthy habits, drink lots and lots of water (and cut down on the wine…) and be more active (my physical therapist finally cleared me to resume SOME of my Wii Fit activities YAY).

I’m going to share some cool articles I found with you guys…after dinner 🙂





Day 14

6 05 2010

Happy Cinco De Mayo!  I hope everyone had a good day 🙂

As I mentioned earlier, I weighed in this morning and got a goose egg 😦  But that only motivated me to go out and work hard today.  I walked just over 5 miles between my morning and afternoon walk.  Both were in hilly areas so I got quite a work out, and I wore my Shape-Ups for a little extra boost (let me tell you those curved bottoms make hills a pain in the ***).

As promised, I’m uploading some BEFORE pictures.  They aren’t the best since I took them myself, but I figured it was a starting point.  I also took my measurements.

I’m really nervous about putting these pictures up here…its me, in my underwear and I’m the heaviest I’ve been in my LIFE!  Its like a nightmare, but I’m hoping that it will help keep me motivated so I can post some skinnier pictures up here.

Me at 203lbs 5/5/10

Side view 203lbs 5/5/10

Rear view 203lb 5/5/10

And for those of you that were curious, here’s a close up of my scar from my spinal surgeries.  The doctors say I’m healing nicely, but it will be nice when its not purple! (The picture makes it look better than it is…)

My surgical scar from my spinal surgeries. Its exactly 4 inches long.

Well now that the hardest parts over, giving out my measurements doesn’t seem so bad….

Neck:  16in

Bust:  45.5in

Natural Waist:  37in

Middle(or “pooch” area):  42in

Hips:  45.5in

Right Thigh:  23in

Left Thigh:  23in

Right Calf:  16in

Left Calf:  16in

Right Upper Arm:  15in

Left Upper Arm:  15in

Right Lower Arm:  9in

Left Lower Arm:  9in

Well this was a mortifying post.  I’m sore from all my hard work today so I’m going to head to bed and sleep it off so I can do it all again tomorrow!

Night guys!





Ewww…

30 04 2010

(image found via Losing It )