22 June 2013

Week 4... plateau

I'm entering my fourth week on this whole diet thing. Here are my stats:

SW: 183
CW: 170
GW1: 160
GW 2: 145
UGW: easy and manageable

So, I've lost roughly 10 pounds since I started this thing, but I'm pretty sure it's all water weight because I don't look or feel any different. Guess I oughta start posting pictures.

I noticed since I hit 170, I can't seem to go lower. It's as if my body is clinging on to this fat for dear life! Very frustrating. Made the mistake of buying sour cream and cheddar chips, my weakness. I can ignore cakes and cookies, but chips I can't. I don't plan on buying anymore after this bag runs out. I was crabbing them so got them. Figured if that's the only junk food I ate, them I'm ok haha.

Thus week I've decided to start implementing circuit training to Mt exercise regimen. Reminds me of my days in boot camp haha.

So, the good news is I haven't gained, but I'm stuck.. I really want to get out of the 170s. After my mom died, I easily put on 20 lbs in less than 2 months, so my first goal is to get back down to a where I was, then continue on down to my pre pregnancy weight. From there, who knows. Guess I'll keep going until I'm just tired of losing. Well,.that is,.I'd I can ever get passed this plateau

Ugh,.just want to cut this fat off with a pair of scissors...

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18 June 2013

Week 3: still doing it

I actually think week three is over, but it doesn't matter; I haven't posted anything.

I'm still dieting and made three mistake of buying a scale. I'm obsessive, do its a good and bad thing. Its good because I've grown more conscious of what I'm eating and motivated.. Its not good, because my obsessive nature kicks in and now I'm on that bitch like every 30 minutes lol. Stressful yes, but I'll take that stress. I keep it in the kitchen so I can weigh every time I'm thinking about snacking.

I've kicked up my exercise to twice a day. I don't do anything extreme. No insanity or p90x lol. I just do light aerobics, yoga, and pilates. I'm not committed enough to purchase those other programs. Sure, I may not get ripped, but I'm losing weight all the same. I find that when I jump into an exercise program fill throttle, I get bored before I really get any results, plus the more weight you lose the more you have to exercise to keep losing, so why kill myself in the beginning? No, I'll increase as I go along.

Although I am losing weight, I'm assuming its all water weight because I don't see or feel any different. I think this is typical for me. It won't be until after the second 10 that my clothes might start fitting different and I can start noticing a difference.

I'm trying to incorporate more ab and arm work. Even though I do lose most of my weight from the top first, I've never had the tone I wanted, so even at my lowest I was still embarrassed to wear short sleeved shirts. I've had a flat stomach, but not as firm as i wanted plus i still had to suck in. More especially since I've had a baby I'm gonna have to put more emphasis on toning my mid section. I naturally just have big legs, but the weight will start to fall off them at the 30lb mark so not too worried about them.

I guess at the end of week 4 I'll post my final results. I still only feel like I'm on a diet, not a lifestyle change so I'm going to have to work on that. I don't want to yo-yo back up in my weight this time. This time I want to go down and stay down.

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10 June 2013

Week 3.... Weight loss disappointments

Well, I didn't think I was losing any weight.. Got on the scale at work and turns out I'd only lost half a pound last week.. Talk about disappointed :/. So, I think I wool have to go back to taking two Fenfast pills a day and really watch my calorie intake. I know I need top up my cardio as well.. I guess my mystery calories are coming from my drinks.. Ugh.

I downloaded a work out app yesterday which I think will do me well. It gives you a different workout every day. It counts all the minutes for you and tells you when to switch between exercises. I like it because I don't have to think for myself lol. I'm one of those people that needs coaching, even if its just a recording on a phone. So I can get my exercise in while Micah watches a DVD.. I believe it's called Daily Workout. Maybe I can start going to hot yoga soon. I'd like to sweat off more weight!

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06 June 2013

Diet update

I'm already losing track of what week I'm in. I'm pretty sure it's still week 2. Anyway, yesterday was not a good day. I ate so much. I couldn't help myself! I didn't take that Fenfast pull thinking maybe I could just skip it and perhaps, along with the ketones, it is helping control my cravings. Be it a placebo affect, or that it's proprietary blend is ad it states, it seems to be working in some way.

I haven't noticed any more weight loss, but I won't know for sure until I get on the scale. I will be very disappointed if not even a pound is lost. My belly seems to be just as big as it ever was and the cellulite on my butt is still there. I know is a little early to be expecting those improvements, but I like fast results lol.

I started doing a 30 day squat challenge. Let me just say, it is harder than it sounds. Today is 75 squats, but I could barely get thru the 70 yesterday. I break mine up into intervals throughout the day, but even that feels tedious. I know I need to; I'm jeopardy of losing my ass here!

Tuesday I went for a 4mi powerwalk. My legs are killing me. Mainly in my shins. I haven't walked that far or hard since I went thru basic training! I'm planning to go again, but unfortunately it's raining, so I don't want to take Micah in all of that, plus I have my hair up in these twists and they're still wet (used that dark and lovely Au naturale defining glaze... Sigh).

I do still plan on doing some pilates today. I feel less motivated to do it now that I know it doesn't burn that many calories. A 30 minute work out only burns about 120 calories. Doesn't that just hurt your feelings. It's a great work out though. Really helps to tone and strengthen muscles, which I suppose in the long run burns a lot of calories. My weight isn't necessarily the party that bothers me, it's the actual shape of my body and the way my clothes fit. I can live without a lot of weight loss if I can lose the fat and get back into my jeans comfortably lol

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03 June 2013

Weight loss journey, week 2: raspberry ketones

I feel like I've been dieting for longer than a week.. I don't know why this time is so hard, but it is.

On a positive more, someone brought in fresh baked doughnuts, but I made it out of the building without even a lick! I'm not really a sweets person, but soft, warm, freshly baked glazed fights are hard to pass up! I'm feeling accomplished.

I've lost 2 or 3 lbs this weeks, which makes me happy. I honestly do not believe the weight loss is from the Fenfast 375 diet pills I started taking nearly 2 weeks ago. However, the raspberry ketones may be the culprit.

From what I have read online, there had been no human study of raspberry ketones, but in rats it did show fat burning abilities. I've come across, not many, but testimonials for different raspberry ketone products unfortunately not many for just the plain supplement like I'm taking. The reviews are about half in half negative to positive, and a few neutral (no weight loss). The positive results are promising: quick weight loss and appetite suppression, which is what you desire in a diet supplement: fast results for what you're using them for. The negative results though are quite alarming. I'd type a skeptic about anything, you should most definitely read ALL sides of the ketones argument. Well, really everyone should. The adverse reactions to the ketones are pretty serious, even sending done people to the emergency room mainly for high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, I strongly recommend you NOT try raspberry ketones. I am NOT a doctor or nutritionist, but friend to friend, this is probably not a smart thing to do.

Most of the people taking the raspberry ketones supplement, I've noticed, are taking a brand of done sort marketed towards weight loss. I wonder if these people with the negative results are taking a general, plain supplement or the diet pills. The problem with purchasing the weight loss marketed pills vs. the pure ketones, besides bring overpriced, is many of those pills are quickly constructed in labs simply to keep up with the fad. Some of them, such as those from internet companies, may have filler products in them to "stretch the batch" so to speak. Some are scams which you don't know what is actually in the pill (like with this Fenfast 375).

I would not suggest taking the ketones that are combined with other substances because you won't know what in the supplement is causing the adverse reaction if you come to have negative results. There are a lot of ketone diet pills that suddenly sprang up after the Dr Oz episode, so outers hard to know what's what. I would check out your local vitamin and health store for a pure version of the raspberry ketones. I bought mine from Walmart for like 5 bucks because I'm cheap and I didn't want to lose another 50 bucks for something that may not even work (ehem, Fenfast 375).

I don't believe I'm going to order another bottle of the Fenfast 375, I am, however, going to finish the bottle I bought just in case it is helping me to lose weight. About 2 weeks in and I don't really feel ad if it is offering me what I want in a weight loss supplement. I don't feel any appetite suppression, in fact I was snacking just as much before I started the raspberry ketones; and I hate taking that big pill 30 minutes before eating because then I'm sitting there waiting to eat. I like taking the raspberry ketones because they're smaller and in capsules so they're easier to swallow, I only need to take one and WITH a meal (I take one to two with each meal that I remember to), and they're a lot cheaper and can be bought at the pharmacy vs a sketchy online website. I feel between the ketones and watching my intake with the Noom weight management app, I'll do well to lose some weight.

Well, time for some pilates, then I need to wash my hair. Just got two new conditioners that I think work well together and with the Evercurl products.

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