No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
This week I made plain black bean soup instead of the curry version. Most of these soups have a lot of random stuff in them that I find around the kitchen. Anyway last week having that black bean curry soup to snack on netted me a 5lb loss! even though I went over my weekly points by like 30! also I have been trying to drink more water and tea. One more bottle to go today! (I refill). I managed to take my kids running twice this week on the indoor track and I stayed true and continued to run…Continue
My first class today and boy! was it tough. And what made it harder was taking it AFTER I worked out and did weights. I didn't check the class description and thought that Pilates Fusion in a yoga studio would have more yoga (it didn't).
But now I know that on Fridays I do my cardio at the gym then head to this class. I have a feeling I'm going to be stiff tomorrow.
My weigh in this morning was much better than it has been over the last 2-3 weeks. I was down .8 today, which when compared to my weigh ins over the last two weeks, is more than I saw on Simply Filling for one week. I am not saying SF is a bad plan, I am just saying that maybe the flexibility of points works better for me. Two weeks on SF, I lost a total of 1 pound. One week back to points and I lose .8, almost a pound. I think you can…Continue
Added by Melis on January 30, 2014 at 9:29pm — No Comments
This winter has been a real bear, except unlike a bear I'm not hibernating! Even though I get bundled up for my walks it is still bitter cold. I am getting at least 10,000 steps 6 out of 7 days and more than 30 mins of aerobics for those same says, but still! Hoping that next week is better so I can enjoy my walks.
Thank goodness for the gym. Going to take a Pilates fusion class tomorrow so that should be fun. Apparently a combo of Pilates and yoga.
In any journey there will be highs and there will be lows. It's like you're circling a mountain... round and round not sure if the next bend will bring you up or down. This past week I've been soaring. My energy level has been so high and I have been on the go from the time I get up and head to work until the time I hit the pillow. I did a lot of extra hip hop this week to make up for snow days and I finished week 3 of the C25K.…Continue
When you've got a lot of weight to lose the best way to approach it is to break it up into phases. When I started this journey in September 2012 I weighed 271 pounds and set my goal weight as 190. At that point I didn't really know what that weight would look or feel like on me. I saw it as an attainable number. I didn't set specific rewards for set numbers of pounds lost but I had an idea in mind of things I wanted and things I was going to work towards.
My mentor, Roy Nelson, quotes Thoreau often, reminding us that "Most…Continue
Today was good, I didn't track what I ate today but I can tell you I think I was fine, I had some orange juice and a banana for breakfast (I know it isn't much but I really hate eating in the morning and since I had morning practice at 5:30 am I just ate afterward) some vegan popped chips as a snack, for luch it was left over 1/2 cup of left over roasted potatoes ( the mini potatoes quartered in a little olive oil and salt/ pepper/ spices) and a veggie burger chopped up mixed with some rice.…Continue
Added by Bel da Silva on January 28, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments
A very quick background on myself …From Nova Scotia but living in Calgary…Was always the tiny girl who could eat anything and not gain weight…obviously that changed around the age of 25ish? Still short but now wide! My own fault I know as my eating habits are horrible when it comes to pop and chips…not going to sugar coat it, it is what it is. I also (as most east coasters do) like…
For the first time in my ENTIRE life, I bought a pair of size 8 jeans--single digits y'all! And I mean, literally, my entire life. I went straight from kids sized elastic waist pants to a women's size 12. Most of my teenage years and early adult life I wore a size 16. I got up to an 18 after I had my son. Even when I lost the weight the first time I didn't get down to single digits. We are in uncharted territory here!
I'm ready to brag on myself. I've lost 4 inches off mywaist, 16 pounds, have reached fitness goals, which im attributing to my weightloss, that I didn't think were possible for me, my arms are starting to slim down which is great since that was always an area of a little concern for me, as well as my legs, my energy is better despite the fact ive been sick lately! all in 27 days and have not once cheated on my meatless, dairyless and eggless diet ( on purpose, there were 2 instances where I…Continue
I have always looked up to my oldest sister. She is 3 years older than me and growing up I always wanted to be just like her. I always thought of her as being prettier than me and she has definitely always been way thinner than me my entire life. A funny thing has happened now that I have lost weight--everyone tells us we look just alike. I went to church with her last night and at least 5 different people asked us if we were twins! And at least one person came up to me thinking I was her. I…Continue
Just a quick post to say... I love fruit-infused water!! I got inspired after a mojito-making night I had with friends. I had left over limes and mint leaves so the next day I combined them with a large jug of water, left for 2 hours and then drank from it all day, topping up every now and then with more water. I am hooked! I have tried a few different variations so far and from a quick search online I can see 100's of other awesome ideas.
Here are the one's I have tried so…Continue
Alright, I've just come back from the week from hell
*lost my phone tore up my whole house for the last week looking for the phone I got less than 3 weeks ago.
*my computer refused to work for three days
*I found out that my Nexus 7 also refused to function
*I ran a fever for 5 days
*I wasn't able to go on the trip with my swim team because of my illness
* my boyfriend of well over a year broke up with me unexpectedly
........ I'm suprised…Continue
Added by Bel da Silva on January 26, 2014 at 11:09pm — No Comments