Week 1 day 4

I have been doing really well. I've long since given up on the BFL and decided to try various exercise videos at home. I've been working out 2 and sometimes even 3 times a day and my eating has been good also. I'm not following a particular diet but I have managed to keep my calories under 1600 except for yesterday. I haven't logged my meals for yesterday yet but I did end up having 2 hamburgers and a half an order of small fires from McDonalds yesterday. To make up for it I did an extra workout. Turbo jam 20 min. I really am hoping to see some major progress by my Family reunion in August. It would nice if I could lose at least 15 or 20lbs. by then.

I really am loving my routine right now. I look forward to working out everyday and dare i say it, I'm becoming addicted. That's a really good problem to have. I really need to buckle down on my eating but with the big food festival coming up it's going to take all of the strength and willpower that I have to resist , resist, and resist some more. maybe I'll head down to the fest on my free day.

I did take some photos and was highly disappointed because I see NO change whatsoever. I know it's only been 4 days and really, what visible changes did I really expect to see in all of 4 days. i have decided to stay away from the camera, the scale, and the measurements until day 30 and then I will see what type of progress I've made. well. that's about it for now, off to get ready .

Week1 day 1

I know you guys are tried of seeing my many "Day 1's" but the truth is, I have been rather consistently working out. I just decided to start anew in order to have some folks on the boards to work out with. I'm a big time procrastinator and I need all of the motivation and support that I can get. Today I did my p90x as well as slim in 6. A sista is sore I tell ya. Debbie looks like a little pushover and after previewing her slim in "Start it up" Dvd My thoughts were "Piece of cake!" I wasn't even sure if I would do it because it did look rather boring as there is no music and just Debbie talking. Needless to say, It was just as boring as it seemed but that workout was killer.( at least to me) I'm the type that gets all gugn ho and likes to jump right into something so normally my MO is to skip the beginners tapes and start up instructions tape and get down to the nitty gritty. I don't think I will be doing that this time around. I think I better stick with the "start it up" for my entire first week and see how I
feel after that.

So far so good, on the eating. It's 12 and I've had 2 boiled eggs and 1 egg (and just the egg) from a Mickey D's sausage McMuffin with egg sandwich. What's a girl to do? My kid despises eggs and the clean -up woman came to the rescue but eggs are good right? Anyway, I'll be back with the specifics of today's eating. 'Tis all for now!

I woke up this morning and did my p90 . I completed it but took some unscheduled rests because I had to get the kid ready. I also plan to do HH abs as well . I really need to get this weight off of me. A good 60 lbs or so would do me just right! I have this reunion coming up and I need to be looking good and to me that equals a noticeable weight loss.

On a random hair note,I have an appointment for color and/or highlights on the 10th. Yippeee! I have to see what the stylists says but right now I'm thinking a light brown base color with caramel or golden highlights, who knows, maybe even blonde. I think that would look hot. Right now my hair is the blackest black you can find,(yes it's my natural hair color) Blah! I'm leery because I had been having some scalp issues back in December which resulted in some bald spots. I received a diagnosis and prescription shampoo and the bald spots have filled in beautifully, but my hair is still trying to play catchup and I refuse to cut again. I ( cut it down to an inch or 2 back then). My hair is rather healthy lately and I don't want to cause any unnecessary hair drama with the single all over color and then the highlights. At least with the highlights, I can at least have them skip over the scalp issued areas. lol. We'll see, We'll See!!

I will stick with this weight loss thing though. I have to crack down as my time is running out. August 1st (my self-imposed deadline) will be here before I know it!

I am still working out but I have too improvise and I haven't been able to make it to the gym due to the kiddies being out of school. I'm still doing my p90 but I haven't been getting in much cardio. I attempted to do my cardio coach outside at 10:30 A.M. and nearly passed out due to the heat. needless to say I didn't finish the workout and decided to nix that idea. I did manage to make it through the first 6 intervals of work out 1 challenge 1 and half of the 1 minute sprint of challenge 2 before I gave up. I was pouring down with sweat. I have decided to dig out and dust off my walk away the pounds video to help me get some walking in , hopefully this will be effective. Diet ...hmmm, not so good. I really need a structured eating program or better yet, I need to sign up with one of those dieting services that deliver your meals to your home. I know I could meet my goal if I could do that, I just need to see what is available out my way and look into the pricing. I know there is a Seattle Sutton,s here but I think they are muy expensive. I don't know We'll see.

Day 2

Okay , so the plan for today is to fore go the gym and work out at home. I also plan to do some additional Ab work because I need the most work in that area. I am so sore from yesterday, my arms feel like limp noodles. It was a chore to even wash myself, but like they say, " No pain, No gain!" I just can't wait until I can see some visible progress. I guess my number one priority is to see visible collar bones.

My non-existent collarbones( or at least the spot they are supposed to be)

I haven't seen them in years and believe me when I tell you that I will do a cartwheel and a flip when they finally decide to put in an appearance. I know it's not a normal goal but My mother told me that my grandmother told her and I quote: "When you can no longer see your clavicles, you are fat" so there I said I AM FAT and have been since I had my last child over 7 years ago. That clavicle comment stuck with me and now that is my first goal that I'm going to attain.

I did pylo today

Time: 21 min 18 seconds

HR: 144 Avg 164 MAx

Calories: 261

Went to the gym and did the Precor machine for 35 minutes. I used cardio coach again and it wasn't as difficult as I thought. I can definitely afford to step it up a bit next time.

Time: 35 Minutes
Distance: 2.37 miles
Calories: 348.6
HR: avg:143 Max: 172

Today was also my first day of my p90x challenge. I had chest and back today and it was tough as I really, really, REALLY hate push ups. I will admit that I did a few lat pull downs on the machine at the gym but I really feel that I am getting a good workout here at home using my resistance bands and dumbbells. (I also have barbells, a weight bench, treadmill, fitness ball and everything else probably known to man) but these shall do. I am contemplating buying a pull/chin up, bar but until I can do one unassisted, these bands will do. I also did some Ab work. Can you say OUCH!!! I'm doing it though so that is all that counts. Needless to say I will be working my way up in the numbers to some of the exercises though, sort of a friendly competition with myself. Beat last sessions numbers. Ring a bell?

Eating was so so

Total Calories.1876 (F=62{way too much fat} C=128, and P=191) within my caloric allotment but a little off in the way they were divided. MUST WORK ON LOWERING FAT INTAKE!

DAY1 is a DONE DEAL. WHEW!!! *wiping brow*

Day 1. Ready, set, Bring it!

As promised Here are my stats ( embarrassing as they may be):

Weight: 210.6
Neck : 16
Chest : 42.6
Waist : 39.5
Abdomen: (bb level) 43
Abdomen: (below BB) 45
Hips : 44.5
Thigh (R) 28 (L) 27
Calf: 15
Breast: 45
Bicep: (Relaxed) 14.5 (Flexed) 15.5
Forearm: 12

Body fat% and weight according to home BF Scale:
BF% 44.1%
Weight 208

More Official Stats:

Body Weight: 211
abdomen : 43
right thigh: 28
right calf : 15
Activity Level: Active
Body fat percentage: 45.5%
Healthy body fat standard: 23%
Fat weight: 96.0 lbs.
Lean weight:115.0 lbs.
Target body weight: 149.4 lbs.
Desired weight loss: 61.6 lbs.
Body fat level: Very High

Day 1 of my challenges begins tomorrow

As you all may , or may not know, I have joined several challenges that are scheduled to begin tomorrow. although I have been working out somewhat consistently since mid May, I will be starting at Day one for the purposes of these challenges.

I have joined the BFL challenge
and the p90x challenge with both start tomorrow.

I plan to combine the two workouts together in order to get the most out of the challenges. I was also thinking about Maybe adding Slim in 6 or some other type of workout to my program depending on my time constraints and my ability. I will test it out and see if I can fit it in on occasion.


1.Lose at least 5% of my body fat
2.Drink at least 70 oz. of water a day
3.Workout at least 5 times per week
4.Do an ab workout at east twice a week (this is my most neglected body part and also the part that needs the most work and I find myself making excuses not to do any exercises for them)
5.Log my meals every day

I will also keep a running total of my calories and exercise minutes and calories.

I will try to stick within the 1800-2100 calorie range and adjust accordingly as weight loss occurs.

I will be posting mys tarting stats today or either tomorow as well as beginning photos but I'm not sure whether or not I will be posting them.

I wil aslo be eating 6 times per day ( 3 meals and 3 snacks)

Here's the plan

I have been working out but I have missed maybe 1 or 2 days and I'm not too happy about it. I had to take the car to the shop yesterday and upon inspection found out that I needed new brakes and a rotor. needless to say my 2 hours that I planned to spend there before I headed off to the gym turned into 5+ and I never made it. Since June 4th marks the beginning of several challenges that I joined, I will begin blogging anew from that date.