Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sassy Day 7

Hello, Hello, Hello!

Today in the video portion of my blog, I will be addressing some questions I have been asked so far during my journey. I had to do a little bit of thinking for some of them, but I enjoyed answering them.

Yesterday I was very lucky and didn't experience any cravings! Woo-Hoo :) I'm still struggling with my water for now, so I'm very much looking forward to the arrival of my "Fruits & Vegetables 2Go.”

I cruised around little Killeen, TX with my husband looking for a place that repairs belts. After stopping at 4 different places we FINALLY found one. I skipped bowling but did fit in another round on the treadmill later—which put me to sleep soon after.

My lunch and dinner on day 6 are now a couple of my FAVORITES! I made the "mock shake n' bake" and "chili." They were way better than I could've (and did) imagine them to be. One thing I did was add a few drops of hot sauce in my chili since I like it with a little BAM! I also think I like the Wassa cracker over the Melba toast.

Here's the blog that inspired me My Triumph!

Please feel free to ask questions and leave comments; I thoroughly enjoy reading or answering them! I'm looking forward to day 10 when I do my "mini reveal!"

**Edited by: Lynnette T. Hyde**

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Day 6 WILL be better…Right?

Page edited by: Stephanie Imperial

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.... NOT haha, nothing but rain!

I'm very sad to have to share with you all that Day 5 had some less than Fabulous moments. I will say that those moments that were fabulous went above, and beyond, my expectations! Read on!

I started my day early since I was well rested. The thing is, began feeling a bit drained within a few hours, not to mention my throat felt a tad sore. I attribute that to the changing whether here in TX. One day it's in the 90s and the next it's overcast and in the 70s! So, needless to say, I alternated between the bed and the couch, only moving for the restroom, food, and water.

As I expected, I struggled with water consumption all day long! I chugged the majority of my water around 6 p.m. just to leave myself with a small quantity to make it until bed time. Honestly, I felt sick from drinking so much water, or maybe it's some kind of psychosomatic problem? Lol. It's not like water tastes nasty, or anything! …UNLESS IT'S BECAUSE IT’S FROM THE TAP!? Let’s hope not.

I chose to eat lunch around 1p.m. because fruit was included in the recipe for that meal. Orange Ginger Chicken…mmmmm. It did not disappoint! Next time I make this recipe, I won't add the orange pieces, just the orange juice. Dinner was at 7 p.m. because today was Grocery Day…Oh, how I was NOT looking forward to it! As soon as I walked in I saw candy, and other sweets, for the upcoming holidays :(. It’s okay Everybody. I made it through an hour unscathed. How did I do it, you might ask? I kept myself distracted (and entertained) by pretending to be the paparazzi, snapping pictures of my husband, and his food choices. He just laughed at me.

Last night I didn't even want to watch Food Network, everything looked so good, it made my mouth water. Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, the hit show with Guy Feiri, is probably one of my favorites to watch at night, but I had to change the channel. I was sad about it, until we found out that Criminal Minds was on.

 Day 6 Goals:
·       Get out, and get active!
·       Tighten up on water consumption (water is my friend).
·       Come up with daily activities I can do outside of the home.

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to post comments below! 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fabulous Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 Everyone!

I don't know if I'm confusing anyone but myself by posting a day behind? I could probably solve that problem by posting later in the day, but I feel kind of refreshed by getting everything from the previous day posted early in the morning!

Let's start off with my progress so far! I will NOT post my weight every day. I think that's a bit much. I have decided to post in 5 day intervals. On Day 1 I weighed 270.0 lbs., but after 2 days of loading I gained another 2.6 lbs. (272.6)! So, here it is the beginning of day 5 and I weigh 266.4 lbs.! That's a loss of 6.2 lbs. since Day 3, not too shabby (if I say so myself).

I have noticed a few things since I changed my eating habits. At night about once a week I was experiencing acid reflux. It’s gone now, but then there was the bloated/full feeling I would have by the end of the day. That is no longer a problem either (water helps). I am now able to sleep soundly at night!  Most of all, I don't feel guilty at the end of the day, thinking maybe I should have eaten less calories or tried to exercise a little bit more to burn off some of the calories that I did eat.

Well, on Day 4 I did have one craving, and I have my nephew Alex to thank for that, HA! Alex was sick the night before, so I decided to call and check up on him, and he informed me that he was eating Cheetos!  YUM! My FAVE snack! I told him that I wish I could eat some too. He kindly said he would save some for me… Awwww. I told that little cutie to just go ahead and enjoy them for me. So, time rolls by, and its lunch time, I go into my kitchen to cook my already prepped lunch, and what do I see on top of the fridge?! A LARGE BAG OF CHEETOS! Needless to say, I resisted that temptation and went ahead with my meal. My husband needs to go ahead and finish them off so I don't have to look at them every day.

I must say that the one thing that's hard about eating right is having someone that lives with you who doesn't. I am constantly reminded of all the tasty, junky, foods that I am not AND will not be eating. They all seem extremely appealing right now, especially since I'm depriving myself of them at this time.

Last night was another challenge. I ate dinner WAY TOO EARLY. This caused me to desire to munch later in the day. I dealt with that by playing some online games and "hitting the hay" earlier than usual. That was to my own benefit! I got some extra sleep and was happy, and rejuvenated this morning.

Thanks for stopping in. Don’t forget to post comments below! Maybe you can share some of your own struggles, and what got you through them!

Wishing Everyone an eventful day, and don’t forget to MAKE GOOD CHOICES!

****Shout out to my big sis Stephanie Imperial for editing this blog for me****

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 4 and SUPER excited!

Last night I had a hard time sleeping, but the sand man finally paid me a visit around midnight... 

One thing I was reminded of while drinking all of that water yesterday is just how much it makes you visit the restroom… SHEESH, I felt like I was going every 5 minutes sometimes! Throughout the day I wasn't hungry much, the water seemed to keep me pretty full until around 4:30pm. At that point I tried to hold out for a while since I didn't want to eat dinner too soon. A little while after at 5:15pm I took my HCG drops and started heating up my meatballs and asparagus which were ready close to 6pm. Let's just say I wolfed that plate down so fast I don't even remember how it taste!

All through the day there were times I felt kind of anxious or excited, I don't know if it was because I knew I'll be making great changes or maybe some affects from the drops. I'm not too worried about it though (: At 7:30pm I ate my half a grapefruit which I was kind of frustrated about! I have never had such a hard time trying to get the "good stuff" out of the peel, this was even though I had cut it. Eventually I got fed up, squeezed a little bit of juice out of it, and threw the rest away! Let's just say that grapefruit will no longer be on my shopping list from now on. OH, and I ate my strawberries for my snack after lunch instead because the were CALLING me HAHA!

So, this morning I got up and decided I was going to get some fresh air after dropping my husband off at work. We have a nice track here on base that circles a HUGE playground down the street from my neighborhood (makes me jealous I'm not a kid anymore)... While I don't remember how many times I walked around it, I was using my fun little iPhone app called "Runkeeper" so I know it wasn't quite a mile. As you can see I did work up a little bit of a sweat though.

Day 1: 270 lbs
Yesterday I left out some information and pictures of the beginning of this journey for me. I wasn't going to post any until I had lost some weight, but after much consideration I decided that I've already put myself out there so why not give y'all 100%! Looking at the picture to the left I am glad no one is seeing where I was 25 pounds ago, it was a tragedy. 

Right now my plan is to try and keep myself busy, not thinking about how far I have to go. I can only take it one day at a time and this is day 4! I'm sure there will be more struggles,cravings, lazy days, and other events that try to derail me from this phase of my life BUT with this blog and the support of my family/friends I'm sure I will get through each one of them no matter how tough they might be. So, thank you all ahead of time!

 I said day 1 was a breeze, I meant to say day 3 OOOPS that's my mistake!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 3 HCG

Welcome everyone,

This is my first blog EVER! I do love to write, but normally in a journal when I'm super emotional. The reason I've decided to start doing this is to hopefully help other people who are struggling with weight loss like me, and to help keep my self accountable for my progress.

Most of my life I have struggled with keeping the pounds off, due to my poor eating and exercising habits. As I've gotten older I've done better with maintaining, but it seems to be a little too late. I have two things that do help hinder the pounds from shedding like I want them to and that is my hypoactive thyroid and my polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). So, I decided to get a little bit of help from a product called HCG.  After doing some research for myself on it, I purchased a 40 day supply of drops and got to it on September 24. Today is actually day 3 for me, I didn't find it necessary to record the first 2 days because it was just me totally stuffing my face. I've taken this time on day 3 to come up with a few goal I hope to accomplish these next 38 days on this diet:

1. Form better eating habits
2. Come up with more creative ways to spend my spare time besides eating
3. Complete the whole 40 days without cheating
4. Fit into my "skinny" jeans

That's all I can think of right now, but overall I just want to become healthy and have a long productive life. I'm tired of being scared to do things because of my weight! At the bottom I attached a more in depth video of me starting this journey. I will be posting pictures from time to time of my progress, my food, and motivational things. I hope you all take something from this blog and feel free to comment (Positive only) or email me at

Wish me luck.