Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 2 - August 30

CRICK....IN.....NECK!!!!!!! I'm so stiff, I slept like a mummy last night. My neck and shoulder is so tight and sore. ughh...

AND I weighed in at 259.5 this morning. Really?? Only half a pound?? *angry face*

But i still managed to do my am workout, and it actually wasn't too bad. I'm gonna work out again on my lunch break and again tonight to make up for skipping last night. My goal is 10 workouts before Saturday morning. (2 per day)

6:15: Start it Up, OEP

9:00: 150 calorie protein shake

10:20: coffee with creamer/2 tsp coconut oil

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 1 - August 29

7:30 - OEP

9:30 - 150 cal protein shake, coffee with cream

11:00 - 150 cal protein shake

1:00 - OEP before workout:
           1.5 miles elliptical
            1 mile treadmill (jog/walk)

2:00 - 1 cup tuscan orzo & sausage soup (maggiano's)
          small side salad w/ a little ranch dressing

4:30 - 150 cal protein shake

8:00 - roast chicken thigh & leg; one cup corn & green beans

I had 5 bottles of water today, about 80 ounces.

my neck became verrrry stiff after I came back from my lunch workout, so I skipped my pm workout. I hate to get the week started on the wrong foot.....:(

My Goals

Ultimate Long Term weight goal: 179 (my high school weight)

Mini Goals:

October 8 (friend's wedding...I'm a bridesmaid-EEK!): 230

From now (Aug 29) until October 8th, i have exactly 6 weeks to lose 30 pounds. Yes, it is a lofty goal. But many people see losses of up to 25 lbs in 6 weeks from Slim in 6 alone. I'm adding a semi-liquid diet and fat-burning supplements to that, plus I'm starting at a very high weight, which means my body will release a lot of weight in the first few weeks. If you aim for the moon and miss, at least you'll land among the stars :)

October 31 (Halloween): 220

I'd like to shed 10 more pounds in the 3 weeks between the wedding and Halloween. It is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year and I take my costume and partying seriously! lol....I plan to be either Marie Antoinette or a Black Swan, and feeling chubby just won't do......

January 23 (girls' trip to Puerto Rico - must be bikini ready!): 197

This right here is the real goal. I'm going on a girls trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico at the end of january. I'm going with 3 girls who could very easily be video models (one of them actually IS one). Perfect bodies and beautiful faces.....I REFUSE to be the fat friend on this trip! I want to get down to a weight/size where I'd feel comfortable frolicking on the beach like everybody else!

May 27 (Memorial Day 2012): going back to Miami for Black Beach Week. Weight Goal: 179

Enough said!

My Supplements

Oxy Elite Pro: fat-burner/thermogenic - 1 to 2 per day, taken on an empty stomach before workouts

Beachbody Activit fat-burning multi-vitamins - 2 per day, taken with meals

Coconut oil (in oil form): 1 to 2 Tbs daily, added to protein shakes, coffee or meals

I intend to add a probiotic and fiber supplement as well.

My Workout Plan

Slim in 6 plus added Cardio!
Debbie Seibers has never failed me when i needed to drop lbs and tone up fast. I'm doing the 6-day a week workout, plus adding in additional cardio a few days a week on my lunch break to accelerate my fat loss.

Week 1:
6 days: Start it up(26 min) or Ramp it up (47 min) + 3-5 additional cardio workouts (elliptical/treadmill)

Week 2:
6 days: Ramp it Up (47 minutes) + 3-5 additional cardio workouts

Week 3:
6 days: Burn it Up (56 minutes) + 3-5 additional cardio workouts

Week 4:
6 days: Burn it Up (56 minutes) + 3-5 additional cardio workouts

Week 5:
6 days: Burn it Up or Tone it Up (56 minutes) + 3-5 additional cardio workouts

Week 6:
6 days: Burn it Up or Tone it Up (56 minutes) + 3-5 additional cardio workouts

After the 6-week program, I'll evaluate my results. I may decide to do another 6-week round, or I may decide to do other workouts instead (I've got tons of DVDs, including Jillian Michaels and Biggest Loser Bootcamp).

My Diet Plan

Basic Premises:
-low/moderate carbohydrates
-high protein
-low calorie
-lots of water!

I'll be using Muscle Milk as a meal replacement for breakfast and snacks, and have a healthy low-calorie lunch and dinner. My average day will look something like this:

7:00 am: protein shake
9:00 am: protein shake, coffee
11:00 am: protein shake
2:00 pm: lunch (300 calories)
3:30 pm: protein shake
5:30pm: protein shake
7:30pm: dinner (300-400 calories)

Each protein shake is about 100-150 calories. Overall, I'm trying to keep my calorie intake between 1200-1600. I think variation will keep me from plateauing.

This is a variation of the Impatient Dieter's plan here. I've used it before and got phenomenal results! The only problem was that i had not planned for maintenance, and I immediately went back to bad habits and stopped working out. I'm determined to get the weight off and KEEP it off!

Here I am. Again.

Weighed in at 260 this morning. My highest weight ever. I'm tired of the yo-yo. This blog is going to chronicle my journey OUT of the 200s, once and for all!

A little about me: My name is Theresa, I'm 28 years young, and I've been battling my weight for most of my life. I inherited emotional eating habits from my mom and have had an unhealthy love/hate relationship with food for as long as i can remember.

At 5'9" with an hourglass shape, I've always carried my weight well, which is a double-edged sword really. This is because it's easy to gain weight without people noticing, which makes it easier to be in denial. I told myself I'd NEVER get over 250, and look at me now!

But i'm not about to throw a pity party or berate myself for being fat. i have a PLAN, and I intend to keep going. Kick off my shoes, and swim good....(Frank Ocean) :)

join me on my journey!