Monthly Archives: March 2011

now that’s dedication

i got home after work yesterday and wanted to just lie down for “a minute”

a minute turned into well over a half hour, and when i woke up i realized i had kept my gym buddy waiting for me for a good 10 min.

what happened!!

i’ll tell you what happened.
these pills are kicking….my…..ass

i cannot remember a time in the past year that i have napped right when i got home, unless i was really sick…
but i just couldn’t keep my eyes open.

i jumped out of bed and got dressed…i didn’t even check to see if my clothes even matched.  i ran down to meet my friend and off we went to the gym.

it was probably the worst gym experience to date.

i was light headed…nauseous and oh so very tired.  my head felt like a bowling ball.
i felt like i was still sleeping.
you know that feeling where you are woken up suddenly from a deep deep sleep?  that’s exactly how i felt.

i did double the weights like i had planned on doing (i have no idea how) and after 20 minutes of cardio i waved my little white flag.
i just couldn’t do another second!

I actually worked out.  i have no idea how…but i did it.

i probably shouldn’t have gone to the gym.  i was a hazard to myself i think!!
no worries, i am still wonder woman…i should get points just for getting my shoes on. lol

anyways…yes.
i cannot wait for this tension crap in my head to go away…these pills are killing me.
AND he wants me to take 3 a day.  i can’t even function on one a day (apparently)
nooooo way.

on to better, happier things.

i am in love.

someone amazingly fantabulous (i can make up words if i want…it’s my blog lol) introduced me to this artist – you know who you are 🙂

i am hooked…and in love.

i apologize to jm – i know how hard it is for you to watch these 🙂

anyways click here to fall in love.

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best.convo.ever

this had to be the best ego boost conversation of the week.  especially on a “fat” day.

walking through Winners and not finding anything i wanted to buy – except for those junior guess jeans…this is the convo that ensued.

i said: oh wow…i realllllly like this blouse.

she said: try it on, it would look good on you.

i tried putting it on over my shirt and the buttons were not even close to meeting…the arms were tight…boobs in the way.

i said: oh yeah this fits perfectly! lol

she said: i’m kinda glad something is actually too small to fit you!

we start walking away and i look up…and notice the sign

i said: oh my god…we are in the children’s section!!!!  lmao

she said:  i can’t heeeeeear you

true story
good times

🙂

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pump.me.up

i’ve crunched the numbers…and they are off.
way off.

i realized while i was on the elliptical the other day…that i am doing way more cardio than i am weights.
i am not too sure how that happened considering when i first started, i spent more time on weights than i did cardio.

hmmmm, interesting.

my goal is to tone, not so much lose weight (although i wouldn’t complain if a couple of pounds just flew off )
in order to do that…i need to up my weights.
truth be told i am not a fan of the weight part of my work out.  not that i hate it…it’s just so hard!!! lol.  i feel good after (which i always need to remember)

maybe i am just quicker now that i know how to use the machines?

either way…i did the math…and did the unthinkable – got naked in a dressing room.
that pretty much made up my mind.

more weights it is.

i never thought i’d say this…but i love my cardio way too much to reduce my time.  the personal trainer told me i didn’t need to do much cardio, but the thing is, i love my cardio.

So tonight will be my first night.  i am doubling the time i spend doing weights.  if i can’t move tomorrow…i don’t really care, cause it’s gotta be done.

hello…we are mere months away from bikini season people…and mamma wants to go bikini shopping!!

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note to self

dressing room mirrors will never be your friend

no matter how much weight you’ve lost, or how good you feel…

or the fact that you can fit into junior jeans 😉

dressing room mirrors are the devil.  the devil i tell you

someone fetch me my wine

as you were

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Heavy

have you seen this new show on A&E?

wow – i am completely addicted to this show!!!!

they take 2 very obese people who are ready to change their lives and send them to a facility for 6 months.
They go through counseling, taught how to make better food choices and pretty much go through a boot camp type of exercise regime.

it’s insane!

i watch what they do and think – wow, i have no room to complain or say i am too tired, or to even utter the words, “i can’t do that”!

Last nights show was the season finale.  The guy Chad went in weighing over 500 pounds, and the woman Sallie i believe weighed about 450 pounds.
both were looking for huge changes in their lives.

they tell you their stories, you “meet” their families.  you watch them slowly succeed and it’s just so amazing!!
i don’t know how many times i got all girly like and got teary eyed.

These two completed a triathlon!!!!  Can you imagine?  Sure, they had lost alot of weight at that point, but still…carrying around over 3-4 hundred pounds…swimming, then biking 6 miles and then running 5 miles…that’s INSANE!!!
I could never do that!

People will argue, that these people are sent away for 6 months and thrown in a controlled environment.  of course they will succeed.
that is a half truth.

yes, they are sent away…they are taught all the things they need to know in order to succeed…given the tools to be successful.  they have professionals there to watch them every step of the way.
but they need this!
remember, these are people who don’t even know where to begin when it comes to eating healthy and exercising.
the people who go on the show still need to do the work – no one is working out for them…they are just being taught how to do it…so they can take those tools out in to the real world.
i get so uppity when people think it must be so easy for them…because i can only imagine that this is the hardest thing they ever had to do in their lives!

i believe at the end of the 6 months, they both lost approximately 140 pounds.
Incredible!!!
Also, they give you an update after a few months…and both were still working out, eating healthy and losing weight.

these are such awesome feel good stories it makes my heart want to burst.

there is an update show coming up about other people that were on the show…i cannot wait to tune in to that!

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wonder drug

as much as i hate taking pills
these pills have been my miracle drug.
once the whole stoner feeling passes that is…
that...is not fun.

after the pill kicked in…i felt like myself.
very minimal headache and neck pain…tolerable.

so i took advantage of this feeling and went straight to the gym.

i got almost 2 hours in!!!
the scary thing was, i probably could have kept going!!!

i did a whole hour on the elliptical, while watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer –
i’ve never seen one episode of that show…but i watched the whole thing at the gym
couldn’t tell you what the hell it was about…but i watched it lol

i totally got my sweat on.
woohoo!

i drove with my music really loud
did my car dancing…
life was good!

till the pill wore off…yuck.

i took one more at night…and got the best nights sleep EVER
i slept the whole night through –  which never happens

today i am feeling better.  still can’t really turn my neck
but i am going to see if i can make this a pill free day.

woohoo to feeling normal!

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oh my lord

i got a prescription from my doctor yesterday…to deal with the pain of my headaches and my stiff neck.

i am stoned.
completely stoned.

i have to talk to people on the phone and be all serious…and i just want to giggle like a school girl.

is this the new diet pill? cause i so do not have an appetite.

lucky me…i get to go work out after work.

but hey…i don’t have a headache anymore lol

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getting older

i don’t mind getting older
i am actually quite enjoying it!  well, most of it.

if i could just have my 20 year old body and skin again, i would be perfect!!!

the older i get…the more my perception changes.

i see the changes in myself.  although gradual…how do you NOT change as you mature?

i know now, that i wouldn’t have spent a second of my emotions on all the stuff that seemed tragic and dark when i was younger.

i know that i am more than my waist size, and that the colour of my hair is whatever the box says it is.

i know that words like blood pressure and cholesterol and heart disease are more than just words…they are reality as you get older.

enter my doctors appointment yesterday.

i was never called with any results from my physical back in November.  No news is good news right?

well i went to see him yesterday…for a headache i have not been able to shake in 2 weeks…
and i was told that my cholesterol level was the same as the year before.

we both thought for sure, with the weight loss, working out, healthy living stuff…that it would have gone down.  it actually stayed the same.

i don’t know what the number means.  it just started to be part of my life as of last year.
my cholesterol level showed it’s face for the first time last year.
6.4 is the number.  that’s all Greek to me.
it was inevitable…i always knew that.  it’s genetic, and i have a big family…all who seem to have high cholesterol.
so i get my moms hips and my dad’s cholesterol issue.
thanks there universe 🙂

anyways…it’s nothing to panic over.  nothing at all.
he recommended a low fat diet.
blahhhhhhhh
low fat???  what is low fat????
i have been spoiled by my low carb life, i just could not imagine changing the way i eat.
it wouldn’t hurt to look in to it i suppose…but i feel like a kid right now…i wanna stomp my foot, yell NO…and run away.

there is room for improvement…i know this.  sometimes i take advantage of eating low carb and eat things that aren’t the healthiest for me.
i could always cut those things out…

who knew that one day i would have to worry about a number…that’s not on my scale?
not that i am worried…i just want to lower that number.

although…i’ve got “better than normal” blood pressure.
actually, perfect he said.
who knew that would make me feel so happy and relieved???

lol…as i said…i really don’t mind getting older…
but there are just some things i could really do without.

like low fat.

i don’t wanna!!

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a vision of healthy

i am not
i am a hot mess!
lol

it’s going on two weeks that i have had this bloody headache…
seriously i need a break from it please
the universe decided to give me a break…by having me sleep funny last week and wake up with a broken neck.
it took the extreme pain in my head away that’s for sure.
thanks Universe…you rock.

i cannot turn my head either way…i look funny…
but i assure you i am not laughing.

have you tried changing lanes when you really can’t move your head???

to add insult to injury…i feel like i just worked out my upper abs for 24 hours straight
either that or have been punched in the gut repeatedly.

i’m a mess i tell you…a bloody mess.

enough about me…how are you??? lol

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Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Since some of you have asked for the recipe…here it is!!

2 (10 oz) pkg frozen broccoli
2 whole chicken breasts, cooked and de-boned
2 cans of cream of chicken soup ( i do one can cream of chicken, one can cream of mushroom)
half cup mayo
1 tsp lemon juice
half cup bread crumbs ( i do not do this, i might sometimes use ground up pork rinds)
half teaspoon curry powder
half cup shredded sharp cheese ( i use a combo of white and regular cheddar and more than half a cup…i mean hello, cheese!!!)

Cook broccoli and drain.  Arrange in bottom of greased casserole dish.  Place chicken on top of broccoli.  Combine soup, mayo, lemon juice and curry together and pour
over chicken and broccoli.  Sprinkle with cheese and bread crumbs.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

oh and cut the chicken into bite size pieces 🙂

Hope you like!!!

and just to remind you how good it looks….here ya go!

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