Day One: TSFL

Today is the start of Take Shape For Life, aka Medifast for me. My startup disc on my laptop is full, otherwise I’d have “starting” pics with this post, later for those.

Anyway, here are my starting stats:
Weighed in at 213.0 this morning before my first meal.
Had a chocolate shake with 1 cap of SF raspberry coffee syrup and ice 😉
Have my alarm set to go off every 2.5 hours so I know exactly when to eat.
Already have consumed 32 ounces (of suggested 64+ oz a day) of water!

I’ll take measurements soon. Once I reach my first goal point (10%) I am going to become a health coach, so you my fans and friends can join me on this journey and I can share the road to optimal health with you!

HELLOOOOOOOO!~ Long time no see…

Sorry I’ve been MIA. School has drained me of all life.

I owe you all lots of updates and pics, and especially since the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY is coming up!

Here is a little something to hold you all over til then!

Before and After pics…. (sorry the after pics are not my usual official pics, they are what I have right this moment)

Measurements:

Date 3/25/10
Weight: 186
Neck 12.5″
Chest 37″
Up. Arm  12.5″
F. Arm 9.5″
Waist  32″
Hip  42″
Thigh  24.5″
Calf  15.5″
Estimated Lean Mass   135.58
Estimated Fat Mass  51.42

Compared to –

Date 4/18/09
Weight: 241 lbs
Neck 13.5″
Chest  44″
Up. Arm  15″
F. Arm  11″
Waist  43.5
Hip  53″
Thigh  30″
Calf    17.5″
Estimated Lean Mass 132.55
Estimated Fat Mass  108.45

Learning to dance in the rain.

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass- it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Week 32 weigh in

New weekly weigh in video and update

Cookbook: Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

As mentioned in my video on The Weight Loss Diaries channel on YouTube, here is the info about the cookbook I raved about today

You can learn more about the book and the authors here: http://www.skinnybitch.net/kitch.html

The recipe I mentioned in the video is DELISH! I can’t find the nutritional info online, but I will check the book and post it for you.

Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookies

  • 2-1⁄2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1⁄2 cups evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 cup refined coconut oil
  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth (whichever you prefer)
  • 1⁄4 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed potato chips

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine the sugar, coconut oil, and peanut butter, mixing on medium-high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the water, molasses, and vanilla, mixing until well combined. With the mixer on lowspeed, add the flour mixture in 3 to 4 additions, mixing each addition until almost fully incorporated. Add the potato chips, mixing until just combined.

Arrange 2-tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press to about 3⁄4-inch thick, then use the back of a fork to mark each cookie with a crosshatch pattern, if desired. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned and the centers are set. Thoroughly cool on a cooling rack. Then eat enough to make yourself sick.

Makes about 40

Week 30 weigh in

Where have I been???

I’m so sorry I have been neglecting my blog! It’s been a challenge lately to keep everything up to date.

I have been updating the youtube videos, so I wil paste them all here, but I am alive, and doing well!

I started a new challenge for myself… I will paste the link or video here so you can read more about it.

I promise I will update everything here soon!

 

LOVE YOU ALL!

Week 27 weigh in

I gained this week – up 3 pounds, to 204.2.

I honestly haven’t been working on weight loss at all. I haven’t been logging my food, I haven’t been exercising, I haven’t been making sure I am doing everything I should be. This week’s gain is the result of my unhealthy habits.

What am I going to do this week to make sure I am down next week? I will continue to drink 1 gallon of water a day, I will log at least 50% of my food, although this should be 100%, I will be sure to get my 1 hour of cardio activity in, and I will eat clean and eat smart.

I am hoping to start doing  pics again. I may change to monthly pics though… Maybe on the 1st of every month???

What are you going to do this week to make healthy habits and good changes?

Week 26 mid-week update

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