03/12/11 – My accountability page. Rantings and ravings on the entire process of dieting, exercise, sweating, crying, depriving myself of that junk food I love.
I’ll be recording the numbers for all to see and what’s worse than that? Posting before, during and after pictures while I’m doing this crazy challenge. The after pictures, I’m actually looking forward to. The before? Not so much. During? Don’t want to think about it. I’ll think about that – tomorra.
Tomorrow! It begins! Drum roll? No? Ok. Maybe at the end. 😉
Ate 1,363 calories today and walked for 15 minutes on the treadmill at a speed of 3.5. I suffered while I fixed Hallie a yummy grilled cheese and turkey sandwich. Waaaaaa! No sweets today! No chocolate! No cookies! There may be hope for me, yet.
3/14/11 – 176 lbs. I lost one! Probably water but, hey, a pound’s a pound and I’ll take it, or lose it, as the case may be. 😉
Fixed Hallie and Mama chocolate chip muffins for breakfast and gave Hallie all my keylime sodas. Waaaaaa!!!! Ate around 1,976 calories today (yes, I got weak and ate some of the chocolate chip cookies I baked for Hallie, this evening) and walked for 16 minutes on the treadmill at a speed of 3.7 and added arm reaches – a little more difficult this time.
3/15/11 – 177 lbs. I found that pound I lost. It was lurking in those chocolate chip cookies I pigged out on last night! Argh! Why do I even tease myself by baking them?! I don’t want Hallie to miss out on her beloved favorites. She’s thin and young and deserves special treats. I need to learn some self-discipline. Like an alcoholic cannot control alcohol, I cannot control anything sweet, like chocolate, or cookies that I love. – back where I started from! Dangflabbit!
Total calories 2,220 – YIKES!! I was soooo hungry today. Treadmill 20 minutes at speed of 3.8 – worked up a nice little sweat.
3/16/11 – 176 lbs. Lost that pound – again! Let’s see if I can keep it off this time. So, how is this possible with all the calories I put in my mouth yesterday? Does that mean if I exercise more (say 30-40 minutes at a speed of 3.8 or 3.9) and eat closer to my allotment of 1200 calories, I could lose another pound or maybe 1.5? Let’s see. I will eat much better today. That lost pound surprised me. Reaching and grabbing onto that self-discipline today, or perhaps a lot higher. God? Ya there?
Treadmill 10 minutes at speed of 4.0. Played a plethora of ball games with Hallie in the back yard yesterday & Frisbee & badmitton, etc. Consumed total calories: 2,188.
3/17/11 – Found that pound again! Argh! Weighed in at 177. No one to blame but myself. Ate the wrong stuff. Baked brownies for Hallie and Mama and I knew I should not have had any, but I did. Four! Plus, Hallie and I played outside all day and I made us a picnic lunch, fresh with our favorite sandwiches, chips, and cookies. The only good thing about that lunch was that I had water instead of coke. I could have a pity party and wallow in the guilt, shame, pain and frustration I feel with myself, or I could just be honest with myself, deal with it and move on. If I have any determination and motivation, I need to get moving more and eating less. I need to quit playing ping-pong with my eating, exercising and weight. Will I do it? We’ll see. It’s Thursday. I started this thing 4 days ago and what do I have to show for it? Ok, one thing. I’ve been exercising every day, which is a good change but I need to do more, so today, I will do more.
4/17/11 – Losing weight. Just not as quickly as I would have liked. Mostly because I haven’t been trying as hard as I should have. In the process of setting up a new regimen and plan to post updated pictures in one month. By then, there should be a somewhat significant difference in photographs.
5/18/11 – Ok, I know I said I’d post on the 17th. I didn’t. I lied. I worked all day in the yard, mowing, etc. By the time there was someone around to snap a picture, I had no makeup on and was exhausted. I promise you don’t wanna see me without my face on. Put a fear in ya the likes o’ which ya never seen. And would never wanna see again. 😉 Ok, maybe not that bad, but I’m a paleface and I gotta use a little color, or else I pretty much look like a corpse. Anywho, I’m a little bummed, since I’ve only lost 3 lbs, but hey, 3 lbs is 3 lbs and I’ll take it. Today and for the last several days, I’ve weighed in at 174. Getting on the treadmill a few times a week. Not every day like I should and I’ve totally cut down on the junk, so I am eating healthier and less amounts of food.
Now, I have found this new weight loss supplement. I am going to try it for 7 days and let you know if there’s anything to it. Not giving the name out, yet, as I’m not sure about it. Want to make sure it works before I get the word out about it. Gimme 7 days and I’ll get back to ya. 24th or 25th = results of experiment.
If my hair looks a little darker in these latest pics, it’s because I’m trying to get back to my roots. Medium blonde rather than bright yellow in-yo-face blonde. 😉 So, a bit less harsh with my skin tone, don’t ya think?
5/19/11 – 173 lbs. Yep, lost 1, so I’m down a total of 4 lbs. LOVE this diet supplement. Fills me up and takes away my hunger. Awesome!
5/20/11 – 172 lbs. YES! Lost another – total of 5 lbs. Tons of energy!
5/24/11 – 170.5 lbs. Yeah, baaaabyyyy! I’m gettin’ down. Lot more gettin’ down to do. Workin’ on it. Love this new supplement. I’ll go ahead and tell you what it is I’m doing.
I was checking out the Canton Flea Market with Mama and there was a booth set up for this diet supplement. The girl that explained what this stuff does was very knowledgeable about the health benefits – lowers blood pressure, promotes healthy weight loss by burning fat, not muscle. Also promotes healthy blood sugar levels, healthy cholesterol and lipid levels. It is safe and diabetic friendly.
The added capsule boosts the weight loss, increases energy, appetite is suppressed and desire to hydrate the body is increased. I love this stuff. It is called Plexus Slim & Plexus Slim Accelerator. I started with one packet of the Plexus Slim (the free sample that the salesperson gave me).
They tell you to mix it (Plexus Slim powder) in a bottle of water, but it was so sweet, it hurt my teeth, so I made a shot. I mixed it with a little water in a shot glass and drank it like that. I chased it with a 20 oz. bottle of water and I drank a total of 56 oz. of water that day. You are actually supposed to drink 64 oz. with or without the supplements.
I lost 2.5 lbs by the next morning. I simply did not get hungry, which is so unlike me and I drank more water. I even cooked Hallie supper and I simply was not hungry enough to eat. I felt full. The fish I cooked didn’t even sound good to me. I was shocked. I then ordered the 7 day trial pack, which is 7 days of the Plexus Slim (powder) and 7 days of the Accelerator (capsules).
I’ll keep you posted. Yesterday, I ordered the 30 day supply (powder and capsule), because I have one more day of stuff left (I skipped one day) and I do not want to run out. I believe this stuff will help me reach my weight loss goal. I don’t have any health issues, except for being overweight, so the help with cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc. is just an added bonus.
Drink that powder in 2-3 swallows of water in a shot glass (beware of the sweetness: STEVIA EXTRACT & LO HAN EXTRACT) and take the capsule with it, first thing in the morning. Don’t forget to chase it with a 20 oz. bottle of water. I just use our used Dasani bottles and refill with tap and keep in the fridge. And drink 56-64 oz. of water throughout the day, finishing all your water at least 4 hours before you go to bed. You don’t want to be up all night running to the bathroom. 😉
Maybe I will be selling this stuff one day. When I reach my goal, I may consider it.
Oh, and just like every diet out there, this doesn’t work for everyone. I’ve read the stuff posted online by people who have used this stuff. Worked for some. Not for others. I’ve tried a lot of diets out there and, so far, this has worked the best for me. It’s hard for me to get the weight off. It hangs on for dear life. Plexus Slim is helping. Hope it helps you, too.
05/31/11 – Down to 169. I have to tell you why and update you on this Plexus Slim stuff. I had a seizure at 4:00 Saturday morning and scared Hallie to death. She was terrified. She called Mama and she came over. They said I was asleep with my eyes open and it was nearly impossible to wake me. Had fever for two days, severe nonstop headache, nausea for the first day. They nearly called an ambulance. I don’t know if it was a reaction to the Plexus Slim or something else, but the Plexus Slim was the only thing I’ve done differently, and although it’s all natural, herbs can still mess with you. Hallie and Mama made me promise to not take anymore of the stuff. I just thought I’d update you. I wanted to warn you. I had been taking the stuff for 8 or 9 days. And I’ve never had a seizure before in my life.
6/11/11 – Put back on a couple of pounds since I got my appetite back. I was sort of sick for a week after that seizure, in the bed for a day and a half, sleeping mostly, feverish, nauseous, etc. I didn’t do too much during that week, so now I’m playing catch up with my creative project. I’ll post to my RTP blog home page probably later today.