Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Days 9 & FINALLY 10...

 I don't think there's much else to say besides what was in the video... While I see the progress on my scale, I don't see it physically yet! Don't worry peeps, I'm not discouraged and will keep pushing on. What I can tell you is that I haven't had any acid reflux since I started eating right. Now all I have to do is start taking out my 1 little cheat item I've been having some days. Like I've told everyone since the first time I blogged, I will be completely honest with what I am doing on this journey. I'm not perfect and have struggles like anyone else would. I am DETERMINED to get it right though! Have a wonderful night all.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Days 6-8

Good afternoon ALL!
It's been a busy past few days for me with trying to stay on top of school while making sure I get in healthy meals. I had a jam packed weekend, my sister and I headed to the beach which posed a challenge for me trying to eat right. After unloading the car we headed straight to the strip and walked along the beach for miles... While walking I did stop and get a regular sized cherry/orange snow cone, I was very thirsty but wanted something with a little flavor at the same time. For dinner I thought I'd have a really tough time sticking to a healthy choice, but it was decided that we'd try a place called Wicker's Crab Pot close to where I used to live. This place was AMAZING and it was a very interesting experience eating blue crabs for the first time. The next day for lunch my sister made a huge salad that we threw some meat on and we also shared an orange. I did make a poor choice when hitting the road back home, I got a kids size Sonic Blast because they were out of Powerade. SO... all in all I think I did pretty darn good with my choices for eating while out of town!
Yesterday I decided to give meatballs another try, and they turned out super juicy. I made so many I was able to separate them in to 100g baggies and freeze them to eat later. I didn't really get fancy with my meals yesterday and just ate salad with different meat on it for both lunch and dinner. For breakfast I'm not really a coffee person anymore so I've just been drinking different green teas all the time which I'm not tired of yet.

I'm a little scared because tomorrow is when I post my progress for all to see and I'm hoping for a decent loss. I know in the past I've had stall days or even gains and that's not something I want, especially so soon in my journey. Well ladies and gents I will check back in tomorrow!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Days 3 - 5

I didn't think this week would be as tough to fall back on track as it has been. From a cheat, missing meals or parts of meals, lack of water, and no drive for physical activity. On top of all of these challenges I've been stressed with trying to get through the 1st week of school... It might not have been a good idea to load all of this on my plate at once but that's okay, I will get through it all. The most important thing I've taken from this week is that I NEED a schedule in my life!

I haven't been taking that many pictures this time around, I'm slacking hard core. I was eating my chicken and broccoli, and while it tasted good I was thinking about other things I wish I was eating instead. Truthfully I don't think I feel like putting in the work this time around. I'm not sure what it will take to get the motivation I had back, but I'm willing to keep trying until I'm there. Wish me luck for day 6-10 because I have to post my progress... Sheesh!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Loading Days 1 & 2

So, where to start?

Loading days... Well, those were less than exciting to say the least. I wanted to get any foods that I might crave in the next 38 days out of my system so I bought donut holes, pound cake, Taco Bell, and regular donuts. Monday I also decided to do a little bit of grilling at lunch time, throwing some chicken sausages and burgers on the grill. I ate so much on day 1 that I literally thought I'd explode! Needless to say me trying to get some sleep was not happening since I had bad heartburn and acid reflux... It was no ones fault but my own that I had to try to sleep sitting up that night.

Day of loading was a little better, I was so scarred from the night before that I didn't eat until around 11 or 12 in the afternoon. I did take my drops, but I was terrified of having heartburn again. When I grilled I did take advantage and prepare some chicken breast for later in the week to eat... YAY ME!

During my load days I also took my dreaded before pictures and was horrified at the results. That's ok because I know what I need to do to get right. The picture are motivation alone not to cheat, I know I'm not the only one that's looked at a picture of myself and thought "is that what I really look like? Is this how other people see me?" Yep, that was me after looking through my gallery...

Like I said in the video, because I've done HCG before and even attempted weight loss through other avenues I know what works to keep me motivated and on the right track.

  • Prepping meals on the weekend or early in the day
  • Keeping my fruit as a snack between lunch/dinner and after dinner 
  • Making sure I have a gallon of cold water in the fridge every day
  • Blogging weekly about my progress
  • Keeping my family involved
  • Logging my food and weight daily
  • Updating progress pics every 10 days

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Feels like an uphill battle!

So, not much to say here EXCEPT I've been messing up these past months... maybe even past year! I've not only fallen off "the wagon," mine is kind of missing in action HAHA. Well in all seriousness I'm back on here and with HCG because these are the two things that I can say have honestly worked for me. Blogging has become an outlet for me and alos a way for me to keep family and friends updated on my progress. It's a way for people to reach out, give me advice, motivate me, and offer kind words when things might not be going so well on this long journey.

Tomorrow August 25th I will be starting HCG *again*... It feels like the first time, feels like the very first time!! Not only am I making that change, I'm also taking 5 classes so I can finish up my degree. Not sure what I've gotten myself into but I'm pretty sure I'm going to rock out this semester!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Emotions running RAMPANT!

Good morning all!

You don't have to tell me that it's been a while, I know and I'm sorry I left y'all hanging... A lot has changed and been realized in the months I've been MIA.

  1. I'm such an emotional eater: I used to think that I only ate when I was sad, but I kind of use it as comfort for everything. I could be celebrating and think "let's grab a bite" or "this calls for ice cream!" Doesn't matter my mood I always seem to find a way to incorporate food. 
  2. Depression is real: Man, can it knock u off your game! I've had moments of not wanting to do anything, it took too much effort to even hit the alarm some days.
  3. Stress has many levels: Now I've had good stress that's helped me achieve goals I didn't think were attainable, but lately the stress I've been experiencing is nothing but EVIL! Gotten so stressed at times, I've been physically sick and had migraines.
  4. Change happens, as does life: Self explanatory, a lot of times I walked around content with where I was in life... I wasn't trying challenge or better myself/situations. These past 3 months have been eye opening for me as to the possibilities I actually have. 

 So... In April I moved over 100 miles closer to family and friends, I love it! At the same time I miss my old work family, they were such an awesome and inspiring group of people to spend time with. I started a new job that can be very stressful, but I do see advancement opportunity and have learn great skills in the short 2 months that I've been here. While I haven't really been taking care of my health as I should I did decide to change up one thing about myself, my hair! I went to a professional Coletti Starks and had it cut, she worked wonders... I went into her shop with 3 pictures of style I like and she made it happen!

The best part of dealing with all the changes and stress that I've been through in such a short time is the end result. I've opened the door for new experiences and people in my life!