Archive for January, 2012

Whoops! ~ UPDATED

Posted: January 31, 2012 in RDWC 2012, Stats, Updating

So, hey look at that! It’s already Tuesday afternoon! And, I didn’t do stats or a weekly update/wrap-up ‘cuz it was a busy, crazy, cold weekend.

Anyway, here’s a quickie since I’ve got to get some stuff done for work and I have to pick the kiddo from school in less than an hour.

Goals:

My 10 goals from last week are continuing over into this week. I didn’t get them done so I’m just going to keep working on them. I’ve made some great strides, but it’s going to take a little longer on a few. We’re doing a super through clean/organize. It’s taking forever to actually get everything put away where it goes. It’s so much easier to just toss all important paper stuff in the desk rather than file it or to just stick ____ on the bookshelf and get it put away properly later. Also, Seth is not happy about the de-hoarding. He has a lot of his dad in him when it comes to “good stuff”.

Stats:

I think I more or less turtled with weight and measurements. I didn’t really do anything different and my jeans are fitting the same. I’ll try to remember to get on here and update this with actual numbers tomorrow.

I didn’t go to TOPS last Saturday because, well, it was -50 below zero. That shit’s cray, man! I didn’t even leave my jammies. The hubs, kiddo, dog and me just stayed in jammies, watching movies and reading all weekend. It was great.

Roller Derby Workout Challenge:

I officially started it yesterday. I was bad and ate a few pizza rolls last night because I was (still am) sick and didn’t want to cook. No leftovers in the fridge meant grab what was in the freezer for dinner. I did, however eat oatmeal with berries and an egg for breakfast and a big salad with grilled chicken for lunch.

I did not workout yesterday, but did the homework and copied the workout plan to the blog. Then the cold meds kicked in and I was done.

Today I’ve been very good. I think I’m going to have popcorn and a grapefruit for my snacks. I sprinkled some Cajun seasoning on air popped popcorn and had a grapefruit with it (no sugar or sweetener sprinkled) and, man, was it good!! Also, I turned the turkey sandwich into a salad. And added a little cheddar cheese to it. And used plain yogurt with ranch seasoning as a dressing. Yum.

I have a BOD meeting with Phillip’s school tonight, hopefully it wont be super late so I can work out when I get home. Otherwise, it looks like I just burned up my other free day.

Later y’all!

Update:
Stats:

 

  • Thigh: 28.5″ from 28.5″
  • Hips: 47.5″ from 47.5″
  • Waist: 49″ from 49″
  • Chest: 41″ from 42″
  • Upper Arm: 17″ from 17″
  • Weight: 000.0 from 243.4

Yay’s: Didn’t gain

Meh’s: Didn’t lose

Goals:
  •  At least 75% of the time I spend watching TV will be spent on the treadmill. ~ Nope.
  • Bring lunch and snacks with me to work everyday. Back to the “If I don’t bring it, I don’t eat it deal. ~ Nope.
  • Do not go in a grocery store more than once a week. Even then, if it’s not on the list, I don’t buy it. ~ Nope
  • Figure out some sort of Cheat Day/System. Maybe reach a goal then get a cheat day? ~ YES!!
  • Work on De-Hoarding our house. ~ Work in progress.
  • Go through clothes and get rid of a lot!!!! ~ Nope
  • Get our stuff totally organized. ~ Work in progress
  • Get up at 6 when Seth gets up for work and exercise. ~ Kind of did towards the end of the week
  • Get house “Dinner Party” clean. ~ Work in progress
  • Get a bunch of “Grab and Go” healthy food put together. I make these great “Breakfast Muffins” that are rolled out low-fat biscuits in jumbo muffin cups, then into the bottom I toss some sautéed mushrooms, onions and spinach, diced/crumbled turkey bacon or sausage and a little cheese and pour 1 egg scrambled with 1 egg white on in and bake till done. They come in at around 300 calories depending on the biscuit brand and cheese used, are one-handed and take 30 seconds to re-heat. Easy, healthy, balanced….I need more of that. Easy and healthy Grab and Go’s for all the time. ~ Nope. No time.

RDWC ’12 Week One Homework

Posted: January 30, 2012 in RDWC 2012, Updating
Questions:

1. What is your derby name and how did you come up with it?

  • My Derby Name is Heartless Harlot. Heartless…well, when I get on skated and have the freedom to kock a bitch to the ground, I tend to get a little heartless. And Harlot…..well, isn’t there a little harlot in all of us?

2. What leage do you skate for?

  •  Fairbanks Roller Girls in Fairbanks Alaska. And yess, it is cold up here 9 months out of hte year. Thanks for asking.

3. What do you think is going to be the hardest thing about this 8-week challenge?

  •  Following thorugh and my ever so famous 3rd to 4th week bail out. I’m famous for doing so well on weight loss plans, for the first two weeks. Then, week three is a little shakey and week four, psh, week four goes right out the window. I’m hoping that by being aware of the problem I won’t let it happen this time.

4. What will you buy if you win the Wicked Skatewear gift certificate?

  •  Cute little clothes to fit my new figure!!!! Lookin’ good in booty shorts? Yes please!!

5. Post a picture with your note. This can be a before picture or something that will inspire you!

  • Picture one:

This is me. I would say now, but, it was last summer. Not a lot has changed weight wise since it was taken.

  • Picture two:

Just a reminder to not get discouraged a month into the Challenge

 

Thanks, Y’all!

Option One:

Roller Derby Practice

~If your practice isn’t hard enough to get you really covered in a sweat by the end of it you need to do the additional workout below at least ten times through!!

Additional:

  • 1 minute of jumping jacks
  • 30 seconds rest
  • 10 push ups*
  • 30 seconds rest
  • Repeat 5 times
Option Two:

Roller Derby Workout Video

If do not have a video or have not received one yet please complete the following.

  • 20 squats
  • 60 second plank
  • 20 lunges right leg
  • 20 lunges left leg
  • 60 second plank
  • 20 push ups*
  • 30 second plank
  • Repeat 5 times!
Option Three:

Today is a fun day. We want you to close the door to your room put on your favorite dance mix. Set a timer and go at it for 30 minutes. Dance, dance, dance. We aren’t talking about slow dancing either. Go wild. Get sweaty. Get crazy.

Option Four:

Take a day off. You deserve it. Just remember that this is just a day off from a workout. You better not be taking a day off from the diet plan!!

OptionFive:

Roller Derby Practice

~If your practice isn’t hard enough to get you really covered in a sweat by the end of it you need to do the additional workout below at least ten times through. Additional:

  • 1 minute of jumping jacks
  • 30 seconds rest
  • 20 push ups*
  • 30 seconds rest
  • Repeat 5 times
Option Six:

Roller Derby Workout Video

If do not have a video or have not received one yet please complete the following.

  • 20 squats
  • 60 second plank
  • 20 lunges right leg
  • 20 lunges left leg
  • 60 second plank
  • 20 push ups*
  • 30 second plank
  • Repeat 5 times
Option Seven:

Take a day off. You deserve it. Just remember that this is just a day off from a workout. You better not be taking a day off from the diet plan!!

Asterisk:

*There is no such thing as a girl push up!  Believe in yourself and your strength.  Even if you can’t go down all the way start here and work your way down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh00_rniF8E

Miscellaneous Ramblings:

Leave to my toddler to sabotage my plan for this week. The little bugger was up almost all night last night. My plan to get up and exercise went right out the window when it meant I got three and a half hours of sleep instead of two. Also, at some point last night I developed his cold/sinus infection. So, I’m home, under the covers, drinking thereaflu, hoping to desperately trying to feel better after finally being able to get some sleep now that the kiddo is dropped off at school. Also, my head feels HUGE on this cold medicine. I honestly don’t know if I’d be able to work out with a head the feels like it weighs 100 pounds…… I’m sticking with just updating the blogs and surfing fb and the interwebs today.

The plan to make up for being sick is to not do the days off. Unless I’m able to exercise tomorrow, then I’ll still do one of the days off.

I also changed the days to options. For whatever reason, I don’t like being told what to do on a certain day. Call it the rebel in me, whatever, but I like the way Option One looks over Day One. (Yes, I’m crazy. I’ve come to terms with that.)

Also? The start of week one. It’s the first step people! (Even if I chose to start the Challenge today instead of yesterday.)

Why I’m Doing This

Posted: January 26, 2012 in Rambling, Updating

So, since I figured out how to import all the old Blogger posts into Word Press, I’ve been going back and re-reading my old posts.

One of the posts I came across was the all of the reasons I started working on losing weight.

I think I have lost sight of why I am losing weight and have just focused on losing it. So, I’m setting a reminder in my calendar to have me write about why I’m working on losing weight, I’m planning on writing about it every six weeks to two months.

Right now, I’m tired of the way I look. I want this nasty looking gut to go away. I want to be able to wear a cute tight-fitting shirt without having my belly hanging out all over the place or worrying about how I look wearing it.

Phillip is starting sports this year, swimming on the weekends, ice skating  mid February through mid March, soccer this summer….. I don’t want to be the fat mom at all of these events.

I don’t want my son growing up thinking that it’s normal to be obese. I don’t want to pass my bad eating habits on to him and have him struggle like I have.

I want to like what I see when I look in the mirror. I know everyone has things they want to change about themselves, but all I see is the 65-70 pounds I need to lose.

I want to be able to wear a cute little belly shirt and look good (preggo stretch marks aside) in it.

I want the “muffin top” around the waistband of my pants to go away.

I may not have lost a lot of weight this past year. But I’ve made some great strides. We’ve gotten a lot healthier, I worked on getting rid of all the junk food in our house. We’re eating a healthy, balanced, home cooked meal just about every night. The night it isn’t a home cooked meal is left over night, where I just re heat everything and put it on the table.

We’ve gotten a little more active and I hope to get a lot more active in the next few months. We’ve made some great strides in getting our house under control and have been working on the general well-being of us as a family.

Well, there it is. My list of the big reasons I want to lose weight.

Breakfast:
  1. 2 scrambled eggs, ¼ cup shredded cheese, 1 slice whole wheat bread spread with unsweetened natural peanut butter, 1 cup grapes
  2. ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese, 1 apple, 1 slice whole wheat bread spread with unsweetened natural peanut butter
  3. 2 egg omelet, 1 cup spinach, 1 ounce feta cheese, 1 pear
  4. 1 egg, 1 cup cooked oatmeal, ½ cup mixed berries mixed in
  5. 1 egg fried in 1 tsp olive oil, 1 slice swiss cheese on 1 whole wheat English muffin
  6. 1 cup sliced cantaloupe, ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese, 1 turkey sausage patty or 2 slices of turkey bacon
  7. ½ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt, ½ cup berries, 1 slice whole wheat bread spread with unsweetened natural peanut butter
Lunch:
  1. 1 cup lentil soup, 2 cups spinach salad with ½ cup cheese and olive oil and vinegar dressing
  2. 5 ounces grilled chicken, 2 cups salad, light Caesar dressing, ½ apple
  3. 3 ounces turkey lunch meat, ½ cup lettuce, ½ cup tomatoes, mayonnaise in 1 whole wheat pita
  4. 6 large shrimp, 3 cups chopped salad, w/ mixed veggies, olive oil and vinegar dressing
  5. ½ cup grilled chicken salad made with mayonnaise (be smart about the mayo!), 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1 slice cheese
  6. 5 oz Grilled fish (any kind) in olive oil with lemon, large side of asparagus, 1 pear
  7. 3 ounces turkey lunch meat, 1 slice cheese, 1 slice whole wheat bread mustard and small amount of mayonnaise & ½ apple
Dinner:
  1. 1 cup whole wheat pasta, 5 ounces grilled ground turkey, ½ cup tomato sauce and sprinkled with ½ cup parmesan cheese
  2. 5 ounce grilled chicken breast grilled in olive oil, with 3 cups vegetable stir fry (no noodles!!), 1/2 ounces dark chocolate
  3. 5 ounce grilled chicken breast, 1 cup broccoli, 1 baked sweet potato
  4. 1 ½ cup whole wheat pasta, 6 ounces grilled chicken, 1 cup broccoli, ½ cup of tomato sauce, 2 ounces dark chocolate
  5. 6 ounces of grilled salmon, 1 cup sautéed spinach, ½ cup whole grain rice (no white rice!!!)
  6. 5 ounces of grilled chicken, ½ cup red onion, ½ cup red peppers, ½ cup corn, 1 whole wheat tortilla
  7. 5 ounces pork tenderloin, ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce, 1 cup brussels sprouts
Snacks:
  1. ½ ounce low-fat cheese, ½ orange
  2. 1 ounce turkey lunch meat, 1 cup strawberries
  3. small handful of peanuts, 1 string cheese
  4. ½ cup red peppers, ½ cup cottage cheese, 1 small peach
  5. 1 orange, small handful of almonds
  6. 1 hard-boiled egg, ½ piece of whole wheat toast spread with unsweetened natural peanut butter
  7. 1 cup naturally popped popcorn (be careful of the kind you microwave!), small handful of cashews

So, the deal is that I pick one breakfast, lunch and dinner and then two snacks for the day. I find unsweetened natural peanut butter gross, but I love me some natural unsweetened almond butter, so I’ll sub that in for the natural pb. Also, this starts on the 29th. This is the last week of not caring what I eat! I’ll post the homework and workout plans as they come up.

Shopping List:

So, here’s the deal. With the exception of eggs, I have everything numbered by how many meals they are in, so it’s not nessicarily that you need four packages of Turkey lunchmeat or seven loaves of bread, it’s that it is called for, four / seven times in the meal plan.

Eggs are the exception. I have the number of eggs called for in the plan. So, it’s eight eggs that you need for this weeks plan, not that they are called for in eight meals.

Hope this helps!!

Fruit:
  • 1     Grapes
  • 3    Apples
  • 1    Cantalope
  • 1    Pear
  • 2    Mixed Berries
  • 1    Lemon
  • 4    Oranges
  • 2    Strawberries
  • 2    Peach (small)
 
Veggies:
  • 3    Spinach
  • 3    Salad / Lettuce
  • 1    Tomatoes
  • 2    Mixed Veggies
  • 1    Asapargus
  • 2    Broccoli
  • 1    Sweet Potato
  • 1    Red Onion
  • 3    Red Peppers
  • 1    Corn
  • 1    Brussels Sprouts
Meat:
  • 1    Turkey sausage or bacon
  • 6    Chicken Breast
  • 4    Turkey Lunchmeat
  • 1    Shrimp
  • 1    Fish
  • 1    Salmon
  • 1    Ground Turkey
  • 1    Pork Tenderloin
Bread/Grain/Dried:
  • 7    Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1    Oatmeal
  • 1    Whole Wheat English Muffin
  • 1    Whole Wheat Pita
  • 2    Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 1    Brown Rice
  • 1    Whole Wheat Tortilla
Dairy:
  • 8    Eggs
  • 1    Shredded Cheese
  • 4    Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1    Feta Cheese
  • 1    Sliced Swiss Cheese
  • 1    Low Fat Greek Yogurt – Plain
  • 3    Cheese
  • 2    Low Fat Cheese
  • 2    String Cheese
Canned:
  • 1    Lenti Soup
  • 2    Tomato Sauce (Hunts makes a really good no sugar added and it’s fairly cheap too!)
  • 1    Unsweetened Applesauce
Condiments:
  • 5    Unsweetened Nut Butter
  • 5    Olive Oil
  • 2    Vinegar
  • 1    Light Ceasar Dressing
  • 3    Mayo
  • 1    Mustard
  • 1    Parmesan Cheese
Misc:
  • 2    Dark Chocolate
  • 2    Peanuts
  • 2    Almonds
  • 2    Cashews
  • 2    Popcorn

Stats!!

Posted: January 23, 2012 in Stats, Updating
Stats:

Here’s last week’s stats. Sorry they’re late. We went swimming yesterday and I didn’t get a chance to post.

  • Thigh: 28.5″ from 29″
  • Hips: 47.5″ from 48″
  • Waist: 49″ from 49.5″
  • Chest: 42″ from 41.5″
  • Upper Arm: 17″ from 17″
  • Weight: 000.0 from 243.4

I didn’t go to TOPS on Saturday so I don’t have a weight. The reason is that Seth pulled his Jeep apart to work on it and then suddenly had a flight. So he took my jeep since there wasn’t enough time for him to get his put back together. But, since I lost a little in most of my measurements I’m going to guess I lost a little weight too. We went swimming yesterday out at the Hot Springs. Gave Phillip the choice of a  movie or swimming and he chose swimming. It was a lot of fun! We’re going to try to go every weekend.

  • Yay’s: Totally stopped drinking anything that wasn’t water or skim milk (well, except Emergen-C, but that doesn’t really count since I only ever drink the nasty stuff when I feel a cold hitting). Didn’t go to the coffee shops once to get breakfast.
  • Meh’s: Still didn’t exercise any more than I have been. Wasn’t super careful about what I ate.
Goal update and new goals:

Update:

  1. At least 75% of the time I spend watching TV will be spent on the treadmill.
  2. Get a solid plan in place to lose weight, including getting a meal plan of sorts set up. (DONE!) Also, I need to bring lunch and snacks with me to work everyday. Back to the “If I don’t bring it, I don’t eat it deal. ~ Didn’t do, at all.
  3. Do not go in a grocery store more than once a week. Even then, if it’s not on the list, I don’t buy it. ~ Went in twice, did not buy just what was on the list.
  4. Figure out some sort of Cheat Day/System. ~ Am thinking to not do a cheat day, maybe reach a goal then get a cheat day…..Still trying to figure that one out.
  5. Get a daily chore chart going for everyone in the family. ~ DONE!
  6. Cut all beverages except skim milk and water out of my diet. ~ DONE! I’m now drinking one 8-10 ounce glass of milk a day, and then water for the rest of the day.
  7. Work on De-Hoarding our house. ~ Got a start on it…long way to go still.
  8. Go through clothes. ~ Didn’t do, worked on getting all the laundry done.
  9. Get all the laundry done. ~ Three loads left…… will be done tonight, counting it as DONE!
  10. Get our stuff totally organized. ~Got a great start.

New Goals for this week:

  1. At least 75% of the time I spend watching TV will be spent on the treadmill.
  2. Bring lunch and snacks with me to work everyday. Back to the “If I don’t bring it, I don’t eat it deal.
  3. Do not go in a grocery store more than once a week. Even then, if it’s not on the list, I don’t buy it.
  4. Figure out some sort of Cheat Day/System. Maybe reach a goal then get a cheat day?
  5. Work on De-Hoarding our house.
  6. Go through clothes and get rid of a lot!!!!
  7. Get our stuff totally organized.
  8. Get up at 6 when Seth gets up for work and exercise. (GAK!)
  9. Get house “Dinner Party” clean.
  10. Get a bunch of “Grab and Go” healthy food put together. I make these great “Breakfast Muffins” that are rolled out low-fat biscuits in jumbo muffin cups, then into the bottom I toss some sautéed mushrooms, onions and spinach, diced/crumbled turkey bacon or sausage and a little cheese and pour 1 egg scrambled with 1 egg white on in and bake till done. They come in at around 300 calories depending on the biscuit brand and cheese used, are one-handed and take 30 seconds to re-heat. Easy, healthy, balanced….I need more of that. Easy and healthy Grab and Go’s for all the time.

Last week before Roller Derby Workout Challenge starts. Going online today to get the meal plan they posted yesterday!

So…

Posted: January 21, 2012 in Misc. Good Stuff, Rambling, Updating

…I know I go off a lot about skinny vs. fit vs. healthy vs. beauty.

And, I know I come off as trying to justify my weight.

I’m not. I know I need to lose weight. I’m working on it.

But, every time I hear my 15 year old sister in law, or her friends, go off about being fat…..well, I remember being that age and thinking the same thing. But when I look back on pictures of myself, man! I’d kill to be 140 again. Guess what? They’ll realize what idiots they are now, in a few years that is.

Anyway, I came across this and thought it was worth the share:

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And, while I’m on Marilyn Monroe kick, here’s another:

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Any way, I just popped on to share those. Here’s to the death of anorexic beauty and the rebirth of a some nice curves.

(Unless, of course, you’re not actively trying to look anorexic. If you’re one of the few out there with that crazy metabolism that we all love to hate…You’re beautiful, baby. If you’re starving yourself to look anorexic, stop, it’s not pretty)

I’m jumpin’ of my soapbox now. Go on about you day.