Thursday, July 29, 2010


ok!!!!! Really have to get a post up! I have been so busy as usual..maybe i need to get up before workout to!

Workouts have been going so great! I actually lost 3 pounds after my first week! I have been very strict on no carbs and sugar...the only problem i am having is getting side tracked working and not eating enough! So hard to get six meals in!!!!! catch up on this week...our weigh in is on Tuesday mornings...lost 2 lbs this week! so I am down 5 lbs for two weeks..thought it might be more since I am eating so clean...but hey...i am happy just losing and knowing i am building muscle again! I do feel like i have lost a ton of inches..we get measured every 1.5 wks and i will have an update on that! I am definitely not as sore as the first week...but everyday a muscle hurts that i didn't know i had! Sit ups have become so much easier this week too..i can already tell the hard work is paying off!!!! I love being a morning really makes the day so much longer for me...which i need all the time i can get!

Speaking of eating...i Love replacement meals/shakes...i have been getting a low carb Emerald city smoothie about 5 days a week....usually for breakfast after workout.... Especially refreshing first thing in the am! So this week i have been trying something new... Shakeology. One of my dearest friends LOVES/promotes/sells i thought i would take her up on the experiment for the week!
You can read about shakeology here: "This patent-pending daily nutritional shake helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. A proprietary blend of digestive enzymes and prebiotics helps your body progressively eliminate the toxins that build up over time from eating today's highly processed foods.

At the same time, whole-food ingredients deliver the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to curb cravings, allowing your body to shed stored fat while the more than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke"

I have to say the chocolate is HEAVENLY!!! I have been having every morning for breakfast since monday....mix with ice/water and a little scoop of natural peanut butter...tastes like chocolate pudding! Very's pretty thick and takes me a while to drink all of it! So today ..Day 4 i start the cleanse.... this is how my week has been...and what the next three days next 3 days are going to look:

Monday 26th – 1 Shakeology for breakfast (feel free to use recipes) Normal healthy diet

Tuesday 27th – 1 Shakeology for breakfast (feel free to use recipes) Normal healthy diet

Wednesday 28th – 1 Shakeology for breakfast (feel free to use recipes) Normal healthy diet

Thursday – Saturday 29th – 31st – 3 Day Cleanse (use only Shakeology, water, and lots of ice during the cleanse)

3-Day Cleanse

Shakeology for Breakfast

Green Tea (Decaf)

1 Piece of Fruit

Shakeology for Lunch

Green Tea

Shakeology or snack before dinner, or after dinner for dessert

Dinner – Large salad with 4 oz white meat. Non-fat or light dressing (very minimal)

Lots and lots and lots of water! No dairy! If you need to, you can have two pieces of fruit instead of one. No extra sugars or additives.

I feel pretty good today so far..not really hungry....i will keep you posted on everything! starting weight today before 3 day cleanse is 200 lbs. thanks again everyone for all your support...who's going to join me in the next boot camp...i am telling's the best!

If you have any questions about shakeology please contact me so i can get u in touch with Arhonda!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Catch up on my weekly log....swing back a week until today i have been keeping a food journal and workout log on paper that i hope to share with you all to prove anyone can do this..... Just to catch up...last Sunday i signed up for The body camp challenge in Sumner. It has been so does remind me of the biggest loser...haha! So i am going to take you through my weekly log to catch up.

Sunday... 2 hr orientation for body camp

Sat down with Katie(owner) from the body studio and we all got handed out our packets for body camp.....awesome. I love reading! We went over our foods section first...We got a great food list of do's and don'ts....a shopping list and a mock journal of a daily plan for 7 days....easy to follow. Part one is our detox stage...the first two weeks no carbs or sugar....the idea of the first weeks is to maintain the idea of eating whole foods.....then putting the GOOD carbs back in later. The idea is to be healthy..not just for weight loss.....but really these are the foods are body should be digesting just say no to processed! haha! This truly is not that hard for me personally because i love veggies...and meat...i just have a hard time when i don't prepare and i grab for those easy processed foods! My main goal is to make this a is required to be healthy. I could go on and on...i have a ton of information on this in our packet...but i think you get the point!

Day 1 8am workout

Warm up: 25 sit-ups
25 ball thrusts(works core/lower abs)
50 side curls (25 each side)
25 sit up ball transfers( big ball transfer to your legs when you do a v-up
sit up and back to your arms)

workout...30-40 min cycling....stretch for cool down

Thinking ...this isn't too bad...a good workout...but didn't die.

Food : Emerald city smoothing (low carb no banana)made especially for us boot camp
people..down in the Sumner location)
meal2 : bowl of non fat cottage cheese, 10 cherry tomato's good!
meal3 : 10 sugar snap peas
meal4 : 1 chicken breast...fresh steamed veggies, broccoli, sugar snap peas,
72 oz of water today

Also got weighed in today for the first time...i am a whopping 205.3 lbs..44 inch hips and 43.5 in waist...holy cow! I didn't get enough meals in today. Jerett and i went shopping on this morning and came home and prepared some chicken breast for the week...made a meal plan.
Felt pretty good to have my workout done in the was hard mentally not to grab for chips and salsa...(one of my favs)'s just mentally thinking about what's right and stopping those habits!

Day 2: 8am workout
Warm up:
25 sit-ups
25 ball thrusts(works core/lower abs)
50 side curls (25 each side)
25 sit up ball transfers

Workout: Filthy 50 ( sounds bad and is bad)
50 reps of all these exercises

50 Wall Ball shots (throwing ball up on wall catching down into a squat)
50 burpees (hmmm how do i explain this...look it up on google)
50 sit ups
50 Box Jumps
50 Jumping Pull-ups
50 Kettle Bell swings
50 Walking Lunges meaning 50 each leg...not joking
50 Knees to Elbows (hanging from a get the picture)
50 Push Press (8lb)dumbbells
50 Back Extensions
then stretch to cool down...i did not get to burpees(saving the worst for last...but ran out of time!)
Felt pretty out of shape today...I am not going to was brutal...but honestly felt good to be here.
I always eat breakfast after i get home in the am after my eating starts about 9:30am

meal 1: 1 chicken breast wrapped in lettuce..with a tad of ranch
meal 2: half of tomato with 1.5 cups of lean ground turkey
meal 3: 2 Egg Fluffs (have recipe for these and pictures to blog ..fabulous idea)
meal 4: 1 chicken breast with salad, non fat sour cream, salsa, low fat shredded cheese
80 oz of water today

again...i did not plan ahead...had a friend over visiting and time just pasted and rushed to E's soccer game for two hours...then 4 hours went by with out eating...thinking i need to pack the night before so i can have a bag ready to go out the door with!

Day 3: 8am workout
Warm up:
25 sit-ups
25 ball thrusts(works core/lower abs)
50 side curls (25 each side)
25 sit up ball transfers

Workout: Ran to nearby park..(not sure how far..but seemed
50 burpees
50 sit ups
run around the loop at the park...stop at half way point and do 50 lunges..
run back to playground...
50 triceps dips on benches
50 squats
run to the hill in the park
bear crawl up the hill and down...
run back to body camp facility...omg..thinking i might die at this point..haha ..but nope...i made it!

meal1: 2 taco egg fluffs with 1/2 avocado
meal2: body camp smoothie from Emerald city smoothie
meal3: 1 salad stalk, 1 chicken breast, 1 tomato, salsa, bit of nf sour cream, bit of cheese
90 oz of water today

Today ..again..i did not plan so well for being on the go...had to run to the doctor..which took hours to wait and get my vitamin shots, follow up on ADD meds...finally back home 4 hrs later...grr!

Day 4. 8am workout
warm up:
25 sit-ups
25 ball thrusts(works core/lower abs)
50 side curls (25 each side)
25 sit up ball transfers

Run 1 mile..timed.. 12:41
good 20-30 min kick boxing with bags..(ugg..the gloves stink bad..enough to make u hurl
Then stretching/Pilate's....

At this point i am so sore i can barely walk down the stairs at home..or even get out of the car...but at least i showed up and did it!

Meal1: 2 egg fluffs with 5 slices of cucumber and bit of nf cream cheese
meal2: 1 chicken breast with 5 mushrooms, and 1/2 orange bell pepper...bit of ranch
meal3; whole cucumber raw (packed it on the go..ate in the car..haha)
meal4: handful of raw unsalted peanuts
meal5: bowl of nf cottage cheese and cherry tomato's and pepper

Today was so much better on eating...and i feel so good! Also started pms today...usually i would be keeling over with cramps..but so far so good..wonder if this has to do with my eating?? and no caffeine? by the way you can have caffeine ..i just choose not to mix with my medications...i have been off of caffeine for about 3 weeks now.

Day 5. REST DAY...praise the lord

meal1: scrambled eggs with ground turkey
meal2: NF cottage cheese with cherry tomato's
meal3: cup of peanuts and 1 avocado
meal4: chicken breast with salad, tomato and ranch
meal5: 70 calorie sugar free fudge pop

72 oz of water today

So hard to get 7 meals in! grr! I had a little bit of a sweet tooth today..but the fudge pop cured it....

Saturdays everyone from all the body camps have a class at 9:30am..then 10-11am we work out together

Warm up (I thought this was our workout..come to find out it was only a warm up)
(had a 20min class on how to do squats properly..worked on form )

15 reps of these exercises 3 45 total!!!!
sit ups
jumping pull ups
back extensions
triceps dips

21 wall balls
21 sit ups
21 jumping pull ups
run around the block (3times equals 1 mile)
15 wall balls
15 jumping pull ups
15 sit ups
run around the block
9 wall balls
9 sit ups
9 jumping pull ups
run around the block
timed : my time was 26.02sec

mind you i have not cheated once...i honestly have had no other cravings for's just the mental part of not being about to drive and go to Starbucks to pick up a drink or a snack or go get ice cream at night! too be completely honest i am so tired at night from working out..i just want to go to is the last thing on my mind! i know there are going to be many challenges ahead...but this week has been great..i feel good..i really do..and even on pms(sorry guys..tmi)!I really think that having no fast food or soda..and knowing i accomplished at least that since January..i have better will power than i have ever had before...honestly i just want to be in shape so bad....I know i am not that person that is 205 lbs...inside i am not! more to come! thanks for reading!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What's been happening????

Ok...I am waiting for the sun to go down in my office so i can start editing photo' in the meantime i thought i might catch everyone up on what's been going on!!!!

So i was doing so well...up until we started moving in April. Was down to 177lb...and now i am back up to 204 What the hell! it's crazy how you can just gain so fast! well..guess it has been 4 mths....but mind you i still don't drink any soda and no fast food such as greasy fries and hamburgers...i have not since January one...there was one night i hadn't eaten for hours that i did have some chicken nuggets....but i think one time out of almost 8 mths is pretty darn good!

So I was pretty disappointed in myself for not completing my goal...but i was pretty excited that i have stuck to no soda and no greasy McDonald's burgers and fries! Now for the weight gain....i guess i can chalk it up to not caring when we moved...being so fat and happy at where we live now...this has been life changing for our family and we just love living here with everything it comes with...couldesac...friendly neighbors..nice clean cheery home ..beautiful views ...very could just go on and on ! oh and did i mention that i live about 2 minutes away from dairy queen.....arggg! damn blizzards! I have also had some medical issues come up recently....about a month ago i went and saw a doctor whom diagnosed me with A.D.D. most of you who know me well this may not come as a surprise! (i could and will write about this in another post..but for now we will leave it at that!) I started on medication about 1.5 mths ago...and this particular medication made me extremely was crazy...! I also found out my iron level was a 3...mind you normal minimum low is 30!!!!!! and my B12 was a 4 and again..normal low is 30. My vitamin D was also extremely low..but with our weather i think the whole state could be in the same boat! Needless to say I am horribly deficient in my vitamins which can do A LOT to mess up your body! I am now on some pretty heavy vitamin doses and B12 shots to help my body get back up to where it needs to be! I will be re-tested in about 3 wish me luck! No wonder i am so tired all the time! What a good wake up call though...really puts into perspective on asking myself "why do i want to lose weight" shouldn't be because i really want to fit into a damn pair of designer jeans....really i need to do this so i can be healthy...for sanity. I have been fighting this battle now for 5 I am very tired of it...i have to come to the realization that I DO have to eat well....I can't just not think about what i am eating...why my body needs the fuel it can lose weight all day long by counting calories in any foods...but are you giving your body the foods it needs and wants and should have??? No. So I did start working out with a friend a few weeks ago..nothing big..just cardio... and one day ran into a friend at Target (thanks Jen:) and she had told me about a boot camp she just started.... I was sooo interested! Mind you this was last Wednesday....and by Friday I knew I had to do it! I have always wanted to do something like biggest loser....something that was along the lines of boot camp....5-6 days a week with a structured group of people that are all in the same position ....wanting to feel good, lose weight and be healthy. This is it. I found a boot camp....that is close to my house (5 min) has every time slot available 6,7,8,9am,5,6,7pm to choose from and child care!!!! There was no excuse...couldn't be more perfect! Thanks to Ashley, Chelsea, Heidi,Chelsea's hair stylist and Amy....who are all joining and we were able to get 50% off for 8 weeks for all of would have not been possible! So I have decided to keep my journal once again on this blog of my everyday feelings, workout and diet to keep track of my goals...there is no room for fail....I won't let it happen..especially since I will be going to Hawaii for two weeks at the end of august and really don't want to buy a mu mu for a bathing suit! Thank goodness for second chances and thanks to all of you who are an inspiration to me and have been such a great support since i started this "ugly 50" blog! I'm BACKKKKK.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Second Chances.........

oh man......i can't believe how time flies..... it baffles me. I have done such a horrible job of not updating my blog...especially since we moved! Needless to say i haven't been motivated as much since moving either! Well i am back..and ready to give this another shot! what can you do? Other than thank god we have second chances and every day is a new day! I am so excited to write about everything that is happening! I hope to keep this up again....with progress....and recipes....inspiration.....! Stay tuned....:0)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

hello blog..its been awhile.....and bagels are the devil's been a long time since I have updated this puppy! We have had a ton going on with moving, taking care of the old place, sick kids and crazy busy business !!!! Happy to report still have not had a greasy fast food burger , fries or soda!!!!! I refuse ....although a diet coke sounds really good sometimes..but I have to think of it as a alcoholism....once i try it again i probably will want more!!! I can live with out it..really it's been 4 months and I am not dying.

Eating has been normal..not bad but not super husband actually went on a week long fishing trip...and boy did I miss his cooking. First of all the kids were so sick..i literally didn't have more than an hour straight to myself for 4-5 days....and I don't i ate bagel and cream cheese, breakfast bagels, bagels sandwiches all week!!!!! Let me tell the end of the week I felt like I gained 20lbs!!!!!! I am not really a bread person...but it was easy and I will never be doing that again..i swear I grew cellulite that week. Bagels are the devil...never again.

So I went to the bank yesterday...called my mom and she happened to be at Macy's headed over to say to looking at the INC clothes and got really excited and motivated.....!!!! I actually found a cute pair of jeans..size 8 that were on clearance for 20.00~~~ score...they are now my hanging motivation..not by any mean the designer jeans I want when I am done..but they are cute!!!! I actually left the scale at our old house...i keep forgetting to go get it so I have no idea how much I weigh...i feel about the same..if not a few pound heavier.....a little less than 2 months to lose 20-30lbs..time to kick it into high gear!!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

day 71. Lucky number 7

Finally did my measurements too! this is the total lost since january

neck: 14 = -.25 inches
arms: 12 = -2.25 inches
bust: 40.75= -2.75 inches
stomach: 40.5= -2.50 inches
hips: 43.75 = 0 inches
thigh: 25.5 = -.75 inches
calf:16.00 = -1 inch
9.50 inches lost overall so far!!

yay!!!!!!! Reporting weight today 177! i was surprised..but not surprised...this week was incredibly busy for me that i had to stop and make time to eat! Lot's of changes around here.....we are getting ready to move! Hooray! Most of you will have no idea how much this change will mean! It means I can actually walk outside my door and go for a walk! We are moving back to Bonney Lake...we lived there for 3 yrs when we first got married and realized how much we loved after we left. We are moving to neighborhood called sky's beautiful and huge! Great community and lovely for exercising...i can't wait to re-connect with old friends and go for walks or bike rides with the boys everyday!...and on HUGE side more hand washing dishes...we are moving into the 21st century again! lol

Summer is fast approaching....for those of you who didn't know..i just launched my new website ( ) for photography earlier this week...hence the reason i probably lost 3lbs..since i worked on it for 3 days straight..literally! Now I know why web designers get paid big bucks! So any who...i have been booking into the summer months already and just realizing how fast it;s really coming!!!!! I am telling everyone that might need a little motivation...just get past that first month and it gets really easy to see the goal true and honest with yourself and it will do wonders on making you feel so good. Good to finally actually being pro-active and not just talking about it. I am sick of being heavy and wonder why i didn't do this months/years ago!!!!! I owe it to myself and family to be healthy and be the best person i can be. I may have 37 lbs more to go ...but i am excited and feeling full of life to make it this far..and time is just flying! Have a great week everyone!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day. 64 .... OMG I finally hit 180! i am just fired for not taking the time to blog...i work off of two computers and when I think about it...i keep putting of the posts because i don't have pictures on my lab top to post of the i procrastinate..then get busy and it never gets done!!!!! Today i am posting!!! ps..i finally painted my toe nails..hehe

I am thrilled to say that I am down to 180 mark!!!!!! It's been so long since I have been down to even that....not being pregnant(because of sickness i lost a lot with both boys) Now that it has been so many days.....bad food is easy to say no to on an everyday basis. Don't get me wrong....I do splurge once in awhile....I do eat movie popcorn when i go to a flick...i have had Dairy queen twice in these 64 days....and also eat pizza...but in moderation. I don't go crazy and eat 8 pieces just because it's there! When i say I don't eat fast food anymore...i am talking burgers, fries, greasy stuff....i completely stay away. I have found a new addiction....thanks to my good friend Ashley.... she told me about the dried fruit at Starbucks....if you haven't tried it's a must! The pack of mango's is just the right sweetness to fulfill your cravings......and only 120 calories per bag! I am not really counting calories at this point....i just know each meal should be about 500 calories...with common sense snacks..and only water and coffee for me.

I recently had my thyroid medication increased in December and I have to say I think that is playing a big part in my weight loss.....obviously eating is huge...but I feel like my metabolism is getting somewhat back to normal functioning!

Exercise...ugg...i don't know why this is such a struggle for me.....and funny thing is I LOVE to exercise....i just can't seem to get in a routine and make the time...make it so it's just like brushing my teeth in the morning! I can't find my damn ipod charger either...and definitely can't exercise with out it....sigh**** I need music to get me pumped! i only wonder where I would be right now if I had added exercise into my daily routine. I am also thinking about borrowing P90X from a friend..i have heard it's killer...but again...only if it's being used on a daily

It is amazing how this had made me feel so much better...for anyone that has been heavier at some point in your might not realize how much it affects you until you lose...just in everyday moving around ..physically. So worth it! It might be time to do some shopping...all of my jeans are falling off....great problem to have..but i also don't want to buy anything right now! I am really looking forward to be able to buy the summer clothes I have wanted to buy for 5 years..and not to mention feeling good in Hawaii in august! This accomplishment of losing 26 lbs since Christmas (was 206 then) far more out weighs a cheeseburger any day! Thanks again everyone for all your truly does mean so much...and you all are inspiration to me also!