Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Whole Different Kind of Sick....

I am paying a heavy price right now for a bad decision made on Wednesday.  Someone at work made this dish called Posole.  She took it upon herself to make me this huge bowl of hte stuff without checking with me first.  So unfortunately, I was forced to be nice and eat the stuff. 

I got home on Wednesday and was so sick!  It was terrible...really terrible.  Even today, not doing so well, my stomach is not back to normal.  Believe me when I tell ya...Never again!  I tried to not eat so much today, so I could give my stomach a rest, but that so didn't happen!

Breakfast:  Wheat Bagel w/ Cream Cheese, White Chocolate Latte

Lunch:  Pomegranate Paradise Smoothie from Jamba Juice

Mid Afternoon Snack:  Isopure Chocolate Protein Shake

Dinner:  Rally's Cheeseburger w/ French Fries & a pepsi! 

I know..another F today!  Bad eating choices!

Workout:  30 mins w/ Jen.  Lots of heavy weight lifting!  Oh wee...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Terrible Tuesday...

Yesterday was one of the hardest days I have had in a while.  I know I am hard on myself..but I fell face first off the bandwagon.  THe day started bad and ended bad.  I can't think of anything good that happened yesterday, except for the fact that I survived the day!

The first Irritant of the Day:  WORK!
I know this will sound petty, but I get to work 6:30am.  I log into my computer..get into my email, ya know the normal morning routine.  As I am checking my email, I have an email from my boss, saying Client X called and wanted to know the amount of her distribution.  He ends the email with, can you check on that and call them back to clarify.  Now, this is 2011 and everything is electronic and automated, with the stroke of maybe 10 keys he could have looked up the distribution amount and told it to the client.  Are we really that incompetent? 

When we need transactions and things completed at work we have to enter what we call a case.  I had entered a case to change a fee on an account.  THen out of the blue another trust officer from NY called asking me about my case.  I am stunned cause I'm thinking why is it that she even knows about my case, is she checking the items I submit?  But anyways, she continues to tell me my case is incorrect and that I need to do something else.  Mind you 2 weeks ago I submitted the same type of case on another account the same way and had no issues. 

The issues at worked continued all day!  It was none stop. It just made all those feelings of hating my job resurface.  I really dislike being there, and I wish I did not have to be.  

Next Irritant of the Day:  Lunch
Today was a co-worker (Bill) birthday.  We decided to treat him to lunch and got some pies for hte office.  So off Israel & I go to pick up the food from Apple Pan down near Pico/Westwood.  We get to the restaurant they are still putting the food together, the handed us the 3 pies and a big old box full of stuff.  So off we go back to the office.  We start unpacking all the food and my order is missing and so is Bills!  So Israel gets on the phone and tells them we are missing 2 orders.  So back into the car we go retrieve our missing lunches.  Got back to the office with my was the most disappionting burger and the fries were nasty!  I needed comfort food and I was so hoping that the burger and fries would have hit the spot, but no such luck!

Sidebar:  As I write this I am reminded of one good thing, My dear friend at work Iris, brought me Pico De Gallo

I got home, and I just felt so so defeated.  I hated work, hated that I even had to go back.  I sat on the couch and even though I knew I should be changing to go to spin class @ 5:30p, I just didn't want to do it.  I just wanted to wallow in my sadness and I did.  At about 7pm I told myself to go get a pedicure.  Pedicures to me are very relaxing.  I like the massage chairs at the salon I go to.  So that was my relaxation for the evening.

Next Irritant of the Day:  Water
On my way to the salon I stopped at 7-11 to get cash and I wanted a drink, so I got a 1-liter bottle of water.  I at some point, did not screw the top of the water bottle back on, and guess what, the whole bottle of water spilled in my car!  Everything was soaked! 

All in all a bad day for me.  Glad it over, and I hope today has something better in store for me.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday Mania!

Yesterday was such a long day for me.  I am glad, yet very surprised I made it through the day!  Went to work, went to the Arthritis Foundation and had a workout with Jen....totalled up as a total of 16 hours!  There really is not enough hours in the day!

Breakfast:     Scrambled eggs, scrambled with Spinach & mushrooms

Mid Am Snack:  Gala Apple

Lunch:  Kale Salad

Mid Afternoon Snack:   Isopure Vanilla Protein Shake

Dinner:  I think it was a southwest Salad (it was provided @ the Arthritis Foundation)  & a can of sprite

Workout:  30 minute with Jen

And then lastly I finished the day, with much need sleep!  :0)

That's all for now, catch ya later!

Scale Whisperer...

Sorry I am late, posting.  I overslept on Monday and did not even think about getting on the scale! 

9/20/2011: 326.7
9/19/2011: 325.6
9/12/2011: 329.9
9/5/2011:  Skipped (out of town)
8/29/2011: 333.3  (Can you see my jaw on the floor?)
8/22/2011:  328.8
8/15/2011: 331.8
8/8/2011: 336.7
7/25/2011: 337.7
7/18/2011: 343.0
7/11/2011: 342.2
7/5/2011: 349.8
6/27/2011: 352.8
6/20/2011: 363.5
6/13/2011: 368.7
6/8/2011: 371
Weekly Weight Loss: +1.1  lbs
Total Weight Loss:  44.3 lbs
Friday, September 23, 2011

For the Love of Fridays!!!!!!

I don't know about you, but Friday is my favorite day of the week.  I had a very hard time getting out of bed and making it into work.  The fall weather is rolling in, here in Los Angeles.  It has been darn and extremely fogging in the morning.  The fog makes it cooler in the morning, and the cool air makes me sleepy and the fog makes me wanna stay in bed.  Such a struggle to get going this morning.

Breakfast:     Omelette (cheese, mushroom, spinach), 3 pieces of bacon

Mid Am Snack:  Granny Smith Apple

Lunch:  Kale Salad, Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar,

Dinner:  Salad (Lettuce, tomato, corn, salsa, chicken)  Italian dressing

After Dinner Snack:  1/2 Cucumber

Workout:  30 min Personal Training with Jen.  Today I jogged up a little hill!  What a challenge, but in all honesty, things are getting easier for me to do. As I was working out with Jen, we got to talking about things I would really enjoy doing.  So I told her about my aspirations of going on a hike, and rowing on the water.  She said she would help me get there! 

Oh the release of Killer Elite is out tonight!  I have been waiting so long for this movie and I am gonna go see it tonight.  This is why I am posting this early.  Fret not my popcorn, or candy...just gonna watch the movie.  Tata!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Metabolism 101

Morning After Pill for Workouts....I need one!

Recap of Wed Sept 21!
Wow...what a day!  I have decided that there needs to be another Morning After Pill out on the market.  You know a pill you can take in the morning after a grusome workout.  The workout that has you so sore, you can't bend your legs, waist arms, to get yourself out of bed.  Have you been there?  Are you feeling my pain right now?  If you have any connections to any of the major drug companies...please pitch the idea!  I will be a life long customer, if they make such a pill! 

Breakfast:  Coffee, Bagel w/ Cream Cheese

Mid Am Snack:  1 Roma Tomato

Lunch:  Salmon & Kale Salad (Kale, cucumbers, tomato, Feta Cheese, Dill weed, Avocado, Braggs ACV, Juice of 1 lemon, dash of salt & Pepper) 

Mid Afternoon Snack:  Cucumber w/ salsa

Dinner:  Chicken (more chicken than I should have probably eaten)

Workout:  60 minutes Indoor Cycling...24 hour fitness in Hawthorne!!! What What! 
First Class in like 2 weeks.  This was an unplanned workout.  I had a meeting until about 7pm today, but the schedule changed and I became free as a bird!  Then I was torn...should I train with Jen @ 6 or should I go to Cycling?  Decisions Decisions! I chose Cycling!

My Miscellaneous Rant:  It was the Season Premier of Criminal Minds!  One of my favorite shows on TV to watch.  It was so so so good!  I love the the BAU team is back together, JJ, & Prentiss have returned and the group is staying together...Hooray! 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Day I Celebrate a victory

Two weeks of being sick and not eating like I should be eating was enough to just throw my body into shock I guess.  Today...I was really really back on track.  Back on track with my eating and back on track with excercising.    Mid morning I was just starving, even after I ate my Mid AM Snack.  I was HUNGRY!  I just kept chugging away at my water to fill up my tummy.  Things were better once I ate lunch.  It felt really good (yet painful) to be back working out with my Trainer Jen.  I have 4 months until year end...and I would absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to lose 50 more pounds by then. 

Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs with mushroom, coffee

Mid Am Snack:  Granny Smith Apple

Lunch:  Rotisserre Chicken with Veggies

Mid Afternoon Snack:  1/2 Cucumber

Dinner:  1 slice of Cheese White Pizza (no tomato sauce)

Workout:  30 Min Personal Training with Jenny Rockets!  It was a rough workout!

So my victory celebration...I was able to wear my favorite royal blue blouse!  I had bought the blouse over 3 years ago.  I have not worn it in 2 years cause I had put on so much weight!  Today I wore it proudly!  It really is my favorite blouse!

September 20, 2011

Well that is all for tonight.  See ya tomorrow!


A Late Posting...Recap of Monday Sept 19

Wow, I feel asleep on my love seat shortly after I was done washing & flat ironing my hair!  All I remember is finishing up my hair, turning off the flat iron and sitting back to watch a little of Dancing with Stars.  I can't even remember if I saw anyone dance!  So sad!

Monday is an okay day...made a bad food choice for dinner, but this is what happens when I don't take the time to prep my meals on the weekends.  I wanted to hit the gym, but that didn't happen!

Breakfast:  Coffee, 2 hard boiled eggs, Applegate Organic ham

Lunch:  Kale Salad (kale, feta cheese, cucumbers, tomato, dill, braggs apple cider vinger, juice of 1 lemon)  Good stuff!  I really love Kale!

Dinner:  An Italian Sub from Togo's.

Why I ate it?  I have no clue..but it sure was tasty!

I made my Sprout's Farmers Market run after work.  Stocked up on My Kale, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, get the point.  I'm back to eating my fresh produce!  Oh how I miss it!

Nothing to eventful today,  but here is a picture of me at work.  Blouse was purchased over the weekend at Kohls.  I'm bargain shopping until my weight stablizes.  The black slacks are old...had them for years, but they are from Lane Bryant, I was finally able to get back into them about a month ago! 

September 19, 2011
Now if I may critique myself...I would love from my hips to be smaller, my upper belly fat that hangs over to go away, and definately gotta get rid of the arm fat!  I am very pleased that I now have a waist..I never had any definition in my mid section before.  But I am still a work in progress...Stay tuned! 
Monday, September 19, 2011

99% Recooperated...ready to get back at it

I know I have been silent all weekend.  It was a busy and tiring weekend!  Saturday I spent all day with a friend for her birthday.  Good times were had.  We had lunch, did a little shopping, watched a movie!  Sigh...its the most I have done since I got sick!   So it was a bit tiring for me, I must admit. 

So let me talking about my shopping....I got a skirt and a pair of tall boots from the avenue!    I was gonna show you pictures, but the Avenue website is not allowing me to steal the pictures so here are the links:

Boots: Purchased in Black

Skirt:  Purchased in Gray

I also got a nice turquoise top from Kohl's!  I am loving Turquoise.  I was very surprised, I was able to get into a size 1X!  

While I was Avenue I feel in love with a coat.  $80...but I loved it!  So I am going to use the coat as a motivator.  When I lose 25 more pounds, I will treat myself to the coat!

Now that I am almost 100% over my cold.  Its time to buckle back down with my eating and my workout schedule.  Tuesday will be my first day back with Jen, I will look at teh 24hr Group Class schedule and see what I can get myself into this week.  Expect to see my workout calendar updated by the end of the day!

Well that is all I have to share right now, gotta get back to work!  Tata!

Scale Whisperer...4.3 lbs lost

Celebrating every victory...great and small! 

9/19/2011: 325.6
9/12/2011: 329.9
9/5/2011:  Skipped (out of town)
8/29/2011: 333.3  (Can you see my jaw on the floor?)
8/22/2011:  328.8
8/15/2011: 331.8
8/8/2011: 336.7
7/25/2011: 337.7
7/18/2011: 343.0
7/11/2011: 342.2
7/5/2011: 349.8
6/27/2011: 352.8
6/20/2011: 363.5
6/13/2011: 368.7
6/8/2011: 371
Weekly Weight Loss: 4.3  lbs
Total Weight Loss:  45.4 lbs
Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday Recap....

Well gang...another mundane daily reporting!  I am really beginning to miss being outside walking and being out of the house doing things!  Darn summer cold just ruins everything!  I want to enjoy the last month we'll probably have of warm weather in California! 

Breakfast:     White Chocolate Latte

Mid Am Snack:     Gala Apple

Lunch:     Cobb Salad

Mid Afternoon Snack:  Granny Smith Apple

Dinner:  I'm ashamed to say....Wingstop lemon pepper wings!  :0( 

That was it...I got home, ate, changed my clothes and I took some decongestant and feel asleep. 
Thursday, September 15, 2011

An unexpected Incidental!

Hmmm...not sure how to start of talking about this topic of the day.  So Let me start with my eats.

Pre-Breakfast Eats:     Druid Detox Drink from Leaf Organics

Breakfast:    Asiago Bagel from Panera Bread; Black Coffee w/ cream

Lunch:     Chicken Noodle Soup from Saboral in the Century City Mall

Dinner:      Chicken (a whole lot of chicken)

Again, no workouts or physical activity.  Which in all honesty seems to be the best.  When I get home I take my meds and get to bed and I am resting very well! 

So the unexpected incidental!  After having breakfast, and just to point it out, I was at work.  All of a sudden, I had to "go"  It came some quickly I had to run rapidly to the bathroom, which unfortuantely is on the other side of the building!  So I had an incident at the office!  Thankfully, no one was in the restroom, so I could clean up myself and the bathroom stall! 

So after 2 days of detox drinks from Leaf Organics...believe me when I tell ya...They Work! 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quiet day of reflection...

Still under the weather not many exciting things to report.  But I do have some things that caught me off gaurd that just put me in a place to reflect and be happy.

Oddly enough I got into the office this morning, sat at my cubicle and one of the office doors in front of me was open.  I looked in the office, out the window and the sky and the cloud pattern was remarkably beautiful to me!  I tried to capture it on my phone, not sure the picture captures the beauty I saw, but it brought just a sense of peace and relaxation to me!

Breakfast:  Lively Lemonade Detox Drink from Leaf Organics

Lunch:  Cobb Salad w/ Bleu Cheese Dressing

Dinner:  5 piece Hot Wing & Potato Wedges

Late Night Drink:     Druid Detox Drink from Leaf Organics

I made a pit stop to ABS Club LA to visit Jen.  I was going to attempt to go to Group Training tonight, but Jen & Alain said no and that I should wait until I am feeling better. So no training for me today either.  I never thought I would ever utter these words, but I miss my workouts, I miss spin class! 

Well tonight I was browsing old pictures of myself.  Looking at where I was, where I am now, and where I desire to be.  It's very nostalgic!  It's such a relief ... I don't know how else to explain it.  I life long struggle, a life long battle, that I continually lost..I'm finally showing some signs of victory, some signs of progress.  Makes me very emotional, makes me very humble and makes me extremely grateful!  To all things there really is a season.  After all the times of trying...who knew this would be the time?  I sit..astonished! 
Monday, September 12, 2011

Scale Whisperer...

Back on my weekly routine!  Here are the results:

9/12/2011: 329.9
9/5/2011:  Skipped (out of town)
8/29/2011: 333.3  (Can you see my jaw on the floor?)
8/22/2011:  328.8
8/15/2011: 331.8
8/8/2011: 336.7
7/25/2011: 337.7
7/18/2011: 343.0
7/11/2011: 342.2
7/5/2011: 349.8
6/27/2011: 352.8
6/20/2011: 363.5
6/13/2011: 368.7
6/8/2011: 371
Weekly Weight Loss: 3.4 lbs
Total Weight Loss:  41.1 lbs
Sunday, September 11, 2011


Man what a week.  A summer cold bad enought to knock me off my feet for a week.  I am almost back to feeling normal.  I still have a bad cough, runny nose, sneezing, etc.  But I do have some strength to myself.  I made it out of the house on Saturday to have lunch with 2 friends.  It was nice to catch up with them.  I have not seem one of them in like 2 years.   

We ate at a place in Pasadena called, La Grande Orange.  Cute little place, nice atmosphere, great food!  I love when I can go to a restaurant and get grass fed beef items!  I absolutely love it!   Well tomorrow is Monday, and I plan on facing the dreaded scale since I missed last Monday's weigh in.  Hope to see you all tomorrow.

And here are some pictures of me in my white dress @ lunch on Saturday!

I feel like the freakin'  jolly green giant.  When I look at myself next to them I just seem so huge!  Note to self:  Don't take pictures with skinny petite people!  HA HA!

Good night all!
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Still Under the Weather...

Man..I really hate being sick. This all started on Tuesday and has progressed to something really bad.  Today I feel absolutely horrible.  When I got out of the bed this morning I was light headed & dizzy, I could barely make it into the restroom to take a shower.  So I went back into bed.  Sent a text message to work that I would be late.  I really had a rough time this morning, I rolled out of bed at 9am and made myself come to work.

So sorry to any or all of my real and or imaginary blog readers, I have nothing to really report.  I have not been to my personal training sessions, have not been to spin class, I just don't have the strength or energy to workout.  I have very little appetite, I've been drinking tea, orange juice, water, soup and that is about it. 

Today though I think a visit to the doctor is in order cause I fell horrible, and I mean horrible.  I am not much of a doctor person, I really don't go to doctors, but I really feel that bad. 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Recap

Hey Gang!  I know it's been a few days, actually more than a few days, but I went out of town.  So I will just give you a quick update. 

I went to Las Vegas, NV memorial day weekend!  It was so hot, but I had much fun.  Saturday night, My sister and I went to see Sade in Concert at the MGM Grand.  It was a fantastic concert!  I really enjoyed it.  As always, my sister and I did our normal breakfast buffet @ Santa Fe Hotel & Casino, where I consume all the bacon I can possibly eat!  I love bacon! 

We did  a little shopping..shoe shopping that is.  I got 2 new pairs of shoes.  One a wedge sandal, the other is a Madden Girl shoe.  I already have the shoe in Pewter, I bought one in black this weekend.  I absolutely love this Madden Girl shoe.  I bought the Pewter one for a wedding I had in April, and feel in love with it then! 

And the bad always my good intentions went astray.  Before I left town, I had planned to still go to spin class while I was in Vegas, and that did not happen!  My parents have a treadmill in the house and I said I would get on that and I didn't!  So I went 4 days with no excercise!  

I got back to Los Angeles yesterday (Tuesday), a little under the weather.  I some how managed to catch a cold.  Not sure how that is possible in 100 degree weather, but it happened!  So after my drive in yesterday, I took some cough medicine and went to bed.  Still feeling a little under the weather..but I will push through. 
Thursday, September 1, 2011

One of my Better Days...workouts, small victories, Defect

Well gang..this is one of the better days I have had in a few weeks.  I kinda have alot I want to blog about not sure where to start!

I went for a pedicure today.  Today, I was able to fit in the seat with both arms down!  Normally I have to keep on of hte chair arms down cause my hips didn't fit in the chair!

Well I made it to spin class today. First class in about 2 weeks.  As I was on the bike spinning my little heart out.  The pedal broke!  Yes the Pedal broke!  I heard a crack and next thing I knew hte pedal was on the floor!  At first I thought I broke it cause I was too fat, but after talking to my sister, I decided maybe its a defect on the bike!  Either was not a pleasant feeling!

I did well today..3 workouts in!
  • Spin Class @ 24 Hour Fitness in Hawthorne.  Cindy was late.  But I am liking her as an instructor!
  • 45 minutes w/ Jen (personal trainer)
  • Neighborhood walk - 2 miles approx 38 minutes (Workout Info from Endomondo:

So on to the boring uneventful things:

  •      2 hard boiled eggs w/ cucumbers & Pico De Gallo

  • Kale Salad: Kale, eggs, tomato, chicken, cucumber, Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
Mid Afternoon Snack
  • Isopure Zero Carb Vanilla Protein shake (mixed w/ non fat milk)
  • 2 chicken breasts

Hump Day .... in retrospect

Recap of Wednesday August 31st

  •      Isopure Zero Carb Vanilla Protein Shake (mixed w/ nonfat milk)

Mid AM Snack
  •      about a cup of left over Kale salad
  •     Greek Salad from The Stand  (used my Walden Farms Italian Dressing & juice of 1 lime)

Mid Afternoon Snack
  • Green Apple
Dinner (horrible choice)
  • Italian Sub from Togo's

Well gang, Wednesday I was really struggling with getting a workout in.  I kept thinking and saying to myself, I should go workout.  But in all honest, I just didn't feel like it.  I think I am in a workout rut that I quickly need to get myself out of. Help!