Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Girl, look at that body...

I workout!
(Sorry, I couldn't help myself...)

I went to the gym yesterday and did 20 minutes on one of the elipticals.
1.75 miles and 282 calories.
Not too bad!
Better then sitting on the couch, right?


Monday, June 3, 2013

It's official:

I am HORRIBLE at maintaining a blog.

But here goes try #221853 (slight exaggeration):

WOW. It's been a while.
Let's see... what's new with this girl?

For starters, I graduated college!
Finally. After 5 years. But, hey, I finished!
B.S. in Family & Child Development with minors in Psychology and Sociology.

I just got back from visiting my family in Maine.
They're precious!
Love, love, love them.
Oh, and my whole family is trying to eat vegan now.
Especially my sister who is rockin' the vegan lifestyle.
You can check out her blog here ---> Vegan Problems

And last but not least, I started dating someone!
Amazing, right? Considering I was approaching border-line-nun status...
But anywho...
He's great, funny, and a sweetie.
Oh, and he's joining the Marines...
Extra motivation to look good? Yeah, I would say so.
(Maybe if you're lucky, I'll post a pic one day) :)

That's about all that's new in the life of this girl.
So... back to the weightloss efforts.
I started using My Fitness Pal again.
It's basically a cheaper version of a wanna-be Weight Watchers...
You keep track of what you eat, and stop when you hit your calories for the day.
Knowing that the Boo is heading off to boot camp soon, makes me want to look extra hott for when he comes home.
So it's time to get to work!

MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods

How has your progress been?
Let me know!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I'm baaaaack!

It is amazing how time can fly and you don't even realize it. Can anyone relate?! I'm sorry about disappearing on you guys... I promise I didn't die. What have I been up to?

Well, for starters, the 3 day military diet did not work out. Roomie and I made it until the 2nd night before we both caved. Our energy was completely gone, we were both getting grumpy and the thought of eating another piece of toast made us gag.

Spring break came and was spent in Myrtle Beach, SC. It was lovely! Broadway on the Beach, Margaritaville, 9th floor hotel room right on the beach... it was good, my friends. Very good.

My online classes finished about a week ago, leaving me with only one class standing between myself and graduation! May 11th is going to be here so soon. I am slightly freaking out. 

Even though life has been totally crazy, I have been really persistant with my workouts!

.......And that is the biggest lie on the planet. I have slacked. BIG TIME.

Why is this so hard? Why can't I be good at working out and make it a habit and want to go consistantly?!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

3 Day Challenge...

Has anyone heard of the 3 Day Military Diet?!

This is a 3 days on, 4 days off deal. It promises results (don't they all...) so my roommate and I figured why the heck not? So for the next three days, we will be eating the follow:

Day 1 [ Drink lots of water and tea is allowed]

Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit, 1 whole wheat toast, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and tea
Lunch: 1/2 cup of tuna, 1 toast and tea
Dinner: 3 oz. of meat (we chose oven-roasted turkey), 1 cup of green beans, 1/2 banana, 1 small apple and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream

[ side note: What kind of diet lets you eat ice cream?! Apparently this one does and it made my little fatty heart be filled with joy! ]

Day 2 [Drink only water!]

Breakfast: 1 hard-boiled egg, 1 whole wheat toast and 1/2 banana
Lunch: 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1 hard-boiled egg and 5 saltine crackers
Dinner: 2 hot dogs, 1 cup of broccoli, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 banana and 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream

Day 3 [ Drink only water!]

Breakfast: 5 saltine crackers, 1 slice of cheddar cheese and 1 small apple
Lunch: 1 hard-boiled egg and 1 whole wheat toast
Dinner: 1 cup of tuna, 1/2 banana and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream

So there it is, folks. If I die from hunger before the end of three days, just know I love you all. (JK, but seriously...)

Has anyone else tried it? 
Stay posted for updates these next three days!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Weigh in...

I'm not sure if anyone has noticed or not, but I haven't done a weigh-in in a loooong time.
The last time was exactly a month ago - February 1.
At that point, I had lost 6 pounds. YAY!

But during the month of February, I really did not feel like I had been doing as well.
Not exercising much.
Not eating super healthy (not eating terrible, but just not as careful as I had been).

So I just put off stepping on that horrible invention called a scale.
But really... who invented that? 

This morning, I was putting on a pair of dress pants and noticed that they seemed a little lose.
At first, I was super happy but then told myself they were probably just stretched out.
I debated a few minutes, then finally grabbed the scale.
And.... And... And...

MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods


Overjoyed. Elated. Shocked.

Those describe me now.

Even though I haven't been making huge changes like I did in January, this just goes to show that little changes can make a big difference.

So today, use the stairs instead of the elevator.

Drink water instead of coffee. (Hard, I know.)

Be good to yourself.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pinterest to the rescue!

I need help from you lovely people...

Can someone tell me why I haven't been hungry for 3 days now??

And when I do eat, I feel wicked sick.

This is bad news for a girl who loves food. (Or is it actually good news? Hmmm...)

Maybe I'm stressed, or anxious, or just plan tired of "college" food.

Sooo.... drumroll please.... I decided to look on Pinterest for some yummy recipes!

Here are the ones that peaked my interest... (Has anyone tried them?)