Saturday, November 21, 2009

Don't Laugh

Okay, so try not to laugh here. Last night, since I was so excited about losing that extra pound, I decided to try and figure out what I would look like at my goal weight. So I found this site that you can make a virtual model. I plugged in my vitals, and... I'M HOT! I can't wait, it just motivates me that much more.
Try not to laugh, but this is what I want to look like next summer:

My Virtual Model Community - DrBorkBork looks - Stylin

Okay, that... but less CGI-ish. I hear you giggling there. Shush.

Friday, November 20, 2009

16 Tons and Whaddya Get...

So I have been really frustrated with the scale this last week. I felt like I was eating right, I was exercising for an hour 6 days a week, and drinking water. Then I thought maybe I wasn't getting enough water. I was getting 60 oz a day, but maybe my body wanted more. I got about 75 in the other day, and the scale dropped a few ounces. Hmmm...
So I downed 100 oz of water yesterday and VOILA! I am down to 240 from 248! BOO-YAH! I guess my body wants an unreasonable amount of water before it gives up the weight I work so hard to lose. Silly body. I will try to get lots of water every day so my silly, unreasonable body is happy.
Seriously, I could smack it for being so ridiculous.

Here's to culling another 12 lbs by Christmas...

Monday, November 16, 2009

1,000 Calories And Counting

So I was planning out my meals for the week on My Fitness Pal, and can't figure out what I want for lunch on Wednesday. After I do my workout (which burns 300-400 calories), I will have 1,000 calories to consume. What would you do if you could eat 1,000 calories of food? Would you go for that super greasy cheeseburger, mega sized fries, and ultra indulgent shake, or would you eat as you normally do?
That is my dilemma.
I thought about getting a P'Zone from Pizza Hut, which I LOVE. Then I kinda went "Meh". I thought of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese at McDonalds... "Meh." I thought of all of my old favorite foods. All of them, at this point, are "Meh". Do you see what's happening here? After eating healthy for just a few weeks, I no longer crave crap.

This is great news in two parts.
1) Healthier eating
2) Healthier pocketbook

Face it... if you're not eating crap, you're not wasting money. And for anyone who thinks it's too expensive to eat fresh, you need to seriously reconsider. The following recipe costs less than $20 to make, will feed a family of 4, and is just as good as a restaurant entree:

Trish's Mind-blowing Mojito Lime Chicken Wraps
(You can purchase all of the following at Walmart)

1 package flatout flatbread (grab 2 for yourself)
1 packet Wholly Guacamole 100 cal snack packs (for every 2 wraps)
1 container pico de gallo (use 1/2 for every two wraps)
1 package shredded lettuce (put as much as you want on yours)
1 lb chicken breast (1/4 lb per wrap)
1 red bell pepper (1/4 pepper per wrap)
1 packet McCormick Grill Mates mojito lime season/marinade

Prepare mojito lime marinade as directed. Cut slits in chicken breast (to absorb dressing) and allow it to marinate for as long as possible (the longer, the better, but 30 mins will do ya if that's all the time you have). Grill the breast & chop it up. Julienne the bell pepper. Spread the guacamole across the 2 flatbreads (don't worry, the serving is quite generous). Pile on pico de gallo, lettuce, bell pepper, and chicken breast. Roll your wraps up to make 2 wraps. Consume and be amazed at how fast you fill up!

One wrap is only 290 calories... I was full after the first one.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holy Weight Loss, Batman!

So, on October 18, I decided to get a hold of my life and start losing weight. My goal is to get down to 150 lbs by my 28th birthday in September. I started at 248 lbs, my heaviest and most embarrassing weight ever. The first week I went walking every day, 1 mile. I dropped 2.5 lbs that week. It was really exciting. Since then, between illness and bad weather, I haven't been able to. I even had a really terrible weekend calorie-wise and was afraid I'd put my weight back on. I had dropped about 3 lbs at that point, and was stuck at 244. I bought a Wii, hoping it would help me keep exercising over the winter. It came with Wii Sports, and I had ordered some other fitness games. The Wii showed up on my doorstep Saturday night, and I started playing it Sunday. I love the baseball and boxing because I can swing as hard as I want. They work up a good little sweat too. The other games arrived last night and I'm looking forward to trying them today.
Anyway, I was saying I was stuck at 244, right? Well I weighed myself this morning and I'm down to 241. HOLY WEIGHT LOSS, BATMAN! Was I retaining 3 lbs of water & peed it out or something?! I'm just floored. Who the heck drops 3 lbs overnight?
My goal is to drop a total of 20 lbs by Christmas. Let's hope that little Wii kicks my butt into shape. It's a lot of fun. Every day I feel like I want to do more, exercise wise. I've even started craving veggies instead of taco bell. Feeling adventurous? Try the 6" veggie delight at Subway on wheat, no cheese, all the veggies, and sweet onion sauce. Mmm, mmm, good! It's less than 300 calories, too, and I'm pretty sure 200 of them are in the bread. If you're looking for a splurge, Taco Bell can serve any of their items fresco style, which can cut up to 100 calories.
Anyway, just wanted to report some good news.