Overcoming Obesity

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Week 1 Results

Get ready to sit down and shut the front door, week 1 results are in and I have lost 7 pounds! And no, this is not an April's Fools joke! I checked the scale three times to make sure! I know juicing is a big part of my success this last week! I am compltely hyped and ready to take on this week!

My scale numbers are:
03/24 = 343 lbs
04/01 = 336 lbs (fabulous progress!)

My goals this week include:
1. Keep juicing everyday.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
3. No fast food (day dreamed a lot about this last week).
4. Exercise 3 days this week.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and happy week!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 3 Going Strong

This is what I will drink throughout the day today! Yes, that is a LOT of vegetables and fruit! There is no way that I would be able to eat all of that in one day. Now, if it was a bag chips, oh they would be so gone! But that is what got me in the position I am today, so goodbye chips and hello fruits and veggies! The recipe you ask? Our daily tonic consists of a large handful of fresh spinach, 4 large turnip greens leaves (I was out of Dino kale), three zucchinis, 5 carrots, and 5 apples.

After putting it through the juicer, viola:

It is almost 2 Liters of juice! It taste better than it looks, honestly. The greens do make it a little grassy tasting. Not that I taste test grass often however they taste reminds me of the smell of fresh cut grass. I suggest using any type of kale and since I don't need another excuse in my life, I decided to just use the greens. The good news is, juicing allows me load up on micro nutrients. And to keep it very real, I am not running to the fridge to fill up on my next glass, I'd much rather be drinking a smoothie but I've taken shots of liquor worse than the juice. (Haven't we all?) And to answer your next question, I am NOT drinking it by the glass full. Instead I keep it in the fridge and drink it through out the day. Alright, let's be honest, I down (seriously DOWN) a small cup of it at a time, like shots! HA!

To be honest, it has been very helpful because as I feel like I want to snack or graze between meals, I drink juice and it satisfies my hunger and it helps to keep me full. Because I am so guilty of nigh snacking, I am keeping some juice for the evening to avoid binging or snacking. I finish the bath before going to bed and do it again the next day.

I have been cooking and eating healthier foods this week and I haven't eaten one salad yet! So many people get caught in the salad trap (I am also guilty of this). Last night we had Salmon in a sweet almond sauce, steamed green beans, and a baked yam. Dinner was delicious! My son wanted more which always puts a smile on my face. As a matter of fact, he asked me to cook it again tonight! That is a pretty good demand coming from a 15 year old. Here's a snapshot of our dinner last night.

Cheers to healthy cooking and juicing! What are you doing this week to be healthy?

Monday, March 26, 2012

My goals this week

From the words of a friend, pick a goal, even if it's a daily one and stick to it no matter what. (Thanks msrai!)

I spent a several hours catching up with a close friend of mine on Saturday who encouraged me to set goals, not only did she ask me to set them, she wanted me to report them to her on Sunday.

Yesterday evening, I received a text from her reminding me she hadn't received my goals (accountability, we all need that!) so naturally, I made the call and I had to say my goals out loud, which makes them all the more real for me.

So here you have it, nothing elaborate, just one step at a time, my goals:

1. Incorporate juicing (fruits and veggies) into my day everyday this week.
2. No fast food.
3. Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner off of a salad plate.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

NBC's The Biggest Loser Casting : NBC's The Biggest Loser Casting

Hi to everyone! I know it has been a very long time, to say the least. If you can imagine or possibly suspected, since I disappeared, I have of course gained back every single pound that I worked so hard to lose and then some.

As you may know when I started my journey, 365 Days with the 330 Pound Woman, I was 330 pounds. Today I am very heart stricken and sad to say that I weigh a whooping 343 pounds. My official all time high was 349 pounds January of this year. I haven't wanted to admit it but I cannot hide from the fact that everything is getting close to impossible again. Moving around, putting on shoes, is just such a chore and my body, it just aches.

BUT, I can say, I have not given up completely or thrown in the white flag! I joined a boxing class about six weeks ago that I go to three days a week. The class is such a challenge but I push myself and modify what I can't do and keep moving. Naturally, I come home and soak in Epsom salt but regardless of my failure I am still fighting. I won't give up.

I am sorry to everyone for disappearing, I have battled so many different emotions since I began to put back on the weight and I was almost ashamed to admit my failure. I am emotional as I type this now. From guilt, shame, embarrassment, denial, anger, frustration but mostly disappointment in myself and I didn't want to disappoint you. I have to figure out how to work through all of these feelings and stop punishing myself.

In my original journey, I went from 330 to 268 pounds in six months, I kept it off for an additional 3 months and then my battle began. I found myself very unhappy at work and everything I thought that I concord was back, the lies in my head, the bad habits, it was an ugly battle. As I look back, when my weight creeped back to 275 pounds, internally I remember saying to myself that I would gain back every single pound, in the coming months that is exactly what I did. I said I was going to stop but I planted that seed and began to self-destruct.

If you are not interested in following my blog any longer, I understand. I let you down. Thank you for the time you spent with me and best journey to you.  About six months ago, someone visited my blog (I was just invisible, not completely gone) and left the kindest comment. "You deserve a do-over!" Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I accept the Do-Over but I need help. I have since changed jobs and I am very happy at work. What I realize now is that I have issues with balance. I have decided to put my name out there and once again, apply for Biggest Loser. Here's to another chance!

NBC's The Biggest Loser Casting : NBC's The Biggest Loser Casting

Monday, March 7, 2011

Week one weigh in, 307 pounds. I've lost 5 lbs, woo-hoo!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another day under the belt, 1199 calories. Getting it done!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Atkins Day 3

Another good day!

Calories: 1331
Carbs: 66g
Fat: 76 g
Protien: 123g

Okay, for the first time I have been tracking my food on Sparkpeople. I don't care for it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE me some SPARK however I have always logged my calories on my iGoogle account through fatloser.com. When I did that, I had a complete breakdown of what I was eating including fiber, sodium, etc. The site also allowed me to enter and save recipes and custom meals. It really was helpful. I am going to finish the rest of this week up with Spark nutrition and then move back to fatloser.com.

Surprisingly enough, it has not been too challenging sticking to low carb which REALLY surprises but of course, you're not getting any complaints out of me!

I also wanted to give a big shout out to everyone tonight for your continued support!