Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dressing Room Confessional


So here it is...there needs to seriously be an overhaul in the fashion industry.  Whomever is making our clothes these days, they suck!  I took advantage of a sale this weekend at the Avenue.  My main objective was to buy underwear and bras, but while I was there I tried on some jeans and some capri and some other items just to see what I could fit into.

So my rant steams from me currently owning and wearing an Avenue Jean in size 22, and when I tried this on this weekend, I couldn't fit a size 22!  WTH?  I don't understand?  It is rather frustrating!  I didn't buy any jeans cause I refuse at this stage to buy a size 24 jeans!

I am happy to report that progress I have made in the underwear department.  At the beginning of my journey.  I was wearing a size 48DD (or sometimes DDD, depending on the cut).  This weekend, as I played trail and error with the size I needed...I was able to get into a 44D!  Yah Me!   Then in the underwear department..I used to buy a 26/28 underwear and this weekend...18/20!   Yah Me! 

Yah Me! I am getting closer and closer to my first milestone...which is to get under 300!  I can't wait!

See ya later.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Truly the Grace of God...

I just wanted to take a quick moment out of my workday to say a little something on my blog.  It has been over 2 weeks now! 

Things have been challenging for me the last couple of weeks.  I'm okay I am happy to report though the storms of life have arrived and though they have tried to overtake me....I truly am at peace!  Things happen unexpectedly in life, we all know that, but people always say its how to react to them that affect how they effect you.  LOL!  That's quite the tongue twister I typed!  HaHa! 

I don't deserve the grace of God, nor do I deserve the Favor of God. But because I am a child of God, he gives grace, mercry and favor overabundantly in my life.  I am truly grateful.  I know I don't pray as often as I should, I don't spend the time with Him as I should...but still, My God is yet with me, yet covering me, yet protecting me, yet giving me peace that has truly surpassed ALL OF MY understanding.  This God that I serve is truly a gracious, loving God.  To Him and Him only do I belong.  The storm is not over, I am still in the middle of yet, but its okay for the storm lasts another day, another month, or another 3 months.  I really am cool.  I welcome the opportunity to struggle...I am not gonna say suffer, Jesus Suffered.  He was beaten many times, nailed, spit on, etc, I can't call what I am going through suffering, I am only struggling.  But this struggle is really showing me more of the Heart of my Creator.   This, if nothing else, is a humbling experience.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Absolutely Astonished!

I am posting early today, I want to be done with all my chores so I can watch Criminal Minds without any interruptions. I just got home from spin class. I could not make my 3:30p personal training session with Jen, so I had to at least get some cardio in.

Today is one of those days I look back on and say, wow, how did I do it? I am sure you heard to talk about how intense spin class is. But can you believe I did 2 sessions today? I actually got up early, and hit the 5:30am class. Went about my day, and made a late evening session, and made it through both! I don't know how though...getting through one class is hard enough. Nonetheless, I am grateful!

So here is today's eats:

Breakfast: Coffee and an apple

Lunch: Salad (spring mix, tomato, cucumber,chicken lemon juice for dressing)

Dinner: Same as lunch, with a piece of melba toast.

  • 40 minutes of early morning spinning @ 24 hour fitness - Hawthorne
  • 60 minutes of evening spinning @ 24 hour fintess - Hawthorne
Nothing else to really report today. It was my usual unevenful busy day. I did start working on website project for a friend. That was kind of cool. That is my new creative outlet. Well that is all for now, going to hit the shower, put on my jammies and get ready for Criminal Minds.

See you Lighter!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Hodgepdoge

I couldn't think of anything to label today. But what a day it was. Well I want to start off with my 2 purchases today. My first purchase was a printer from Target. The cool thing is that Target didn't have it advertised as being on sale, I only found it as I wondered aimlessly through the store. They were kinda of hidden. I got an Epson Printer, that prints, scan, and photo copies. It was a whopping $29.99! Can you believe it?

My second purchase, I got a mirror for my apartment. It has a pretty bronzy looking metallic frame. I bought it at Big Lots for $25. Now I just need to find some artwork that I like for the living room and I think I will be set.

So let's get to food and excercise stuff, is that cool?

Breakfast: Coffee
Mid AM Snack: Gala Apple
Lunch: Salad (Romaine Lettuce, Cucumbers, tomatoes) lemon juice for dressing
Dinner: Same as lunch

That is it for today.  The workout today with Jen was tough.  Gonna watch NCIS at 8 and go to bed!  Catch you lighter! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

And the Omron Scale Says...70 years old!!!

Well today I went in for first week assessment with Alain @ Abs Club LA. He was pretty darn excited today. Why? He has this Omron HBF-514 scale that measures body fat, viseral fat, my weight, my body age and BMI. Well for hte longest time, I was too heavy for the machine. I would never give me a reading. Hopefull Alain, had me get on the Omron Scale again today to see if it would read, and boy george...IT DID! He was really happy, like little kid at Christmas Happy.

So the machine was able to give me my weight, my body fat, BMI, and my body age! Unfortunately, I didn't remember all the numbers, but the one number I remember is the body Age. The Omron scale told me my body age was 70! Wowzers!

Despite the surprising 70 year old reading. I am actually very impressed with this scale. The model that Alain uses is the Omron HBF-514, and I think at some point I may have to invest in one.


Scale Whisperer...

Here we are another Monday! Time to face the dreaded scale!

10/10/2011 319.0
10/3/2011: 326.6
9/27/2011: 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: 7.6 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 52.0 lbs
Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekend Recap

Howdy Partners. I woke up this morning thinking, I have not blogged in a few days. So even though my day is far from being over I figured, I better get on here and keep myself accountable.

I am happy to report that I am officially on vacation! WoooHooo! Friday was my last day in the office and I won't have to return for 2 more weeks. I wish I could just party it on up! The weekend started off good. Stayed on my food plan on Friday. Worked out with Jen afterwork. Did lots of stretch and cardio. It actually felt good, I needed it.

Saturday...Kept myself busy. Church in the morning, laundry, errands, got my hair done...etc. Didn't work out:0(

Sunday...I was motivated to go to the gym. I didn't do much just hopped on the treadmill did about 40 minutes (burned burned 405 calories) and left. The weather will be nice this weekend, So I think I will have to make a few neighborhood walks and a couple of trips to the beach.

Went to one of my favorite places today...Soupplantation! I loving making salads at that place. Then went to go see the movie Abduction. It was a good movie! Well that is all I have for now. Check back later.
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blah Blah Blah

I'm kinda in an unmotived funk.  I was talking about my unmotivation with my trainer Jen today, and she said it's probably because of the weather.  Yesterday here in California, he had rain most of the day and it was so cold.  We got an early taste of fall/winter in October.  Today was a bit windy, still a chill in the air, but by the time I left work, it was actually very nice outside.

This has been hell week it seems like.  Everything that could possibly go wrong at work, seems to be going wrong.  We had auditors in the office for hte last 2 weeks so that is adding to my stress and headaches.  Thankfully, today was his last day, and he has left us. 

So unto the boring food stuff.  I had a good eat day.  I have not had dinner yet, but I am not feeling hungry so I may just have some water and eat a piece of fruit.

Breakfast:     Coffee

Mid Am Snack:  1/2 of Grapefruit

Lunch:   Salad with Salmon, lemon juice for dressing

Mid Afternoon Snack:  Melba Toast

Dinner: Questionable at this point.

  • 30 minutes with Personal Trainer Jen
  • 23 minutes...1.17 mile walk.  I actually made it out for a walk today!  It's been such a long time since I have gone out for a stroll.  I needed it.  It relaxes me and clears my head!  Went to a new park called Carl Neilsen Youth Park and walked the perimeter of the park.  
Here is a quick map route of where I walked, courtesy of the Endomondo app.

That's all for now.  Gonna hit the shower and make my lunch for tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oh Me oh My...

That's what I am thinking right at this moment. Oh Me Oh My.  I got home a little while ago from my workout with Jen.  I am beat..and was light headed after we got done.  She worked to me tonight.  Here is a quick recap of the I attempt to watch NCIS!  I love that show!

Breakfast:  Cup of Coffee

AM snack:  Granny Smith Apple

Lunch:  Salad (iceberg lettuce, carrots, cabbage), salmon, juice of 1/2 of a lemon for dressing

Dinner:  Salad (same as above)  chicken, juice of 1/2 of a lemon for dressing.

Workout:  30 minutes with Personal Trainer Jen.

I know its a boring was a boring, yet very stressful day.  I will chat with you later.
Monday, October 3, 2011

What a Monday...

Monday Monday Monday!
Why! Monday!
Mondays are so hard, so unkind, so unloving!
Really struggled today and had the Monday Blues!

Today not the best eat day, but I knew going in it wouldn't be.  We had our new hire luncheon today, and like a bad girl, I ate pizza!  But that is all I ate today with the except of an apple.  Drank lots of water cause I did get hungry at about 7pm.  But I told myself I could not afford to eat anything else.

I can't believe how time is flying.  Another night at the Arthritis Foundation, and I can't believe that Mireya will be on maternity leave soon!  So much to do, and so little time.  We had a good night though, tossed back and forth some ideas, worked out some plans, and now I think we have a better idea of what needs to get done in the next 4 weeks.  Then reality set in,  Next Saturday, I have to be at an Expo for the myself!  Mireya will not be with me, there is a training class that day so we are spllitting duties!  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  I hope things go well!

Not much else happened today.  I download my L.A. Fair pictures, and below is the one I decided to share!  I think its cute and yet rather hilarious! 

LA County Fair, Oct 1, 2011

Just checking In!

Wow Last week was not a good blog week for me.  I was missing in action most of the week!  I had a really stressful week.  It was a bad eat week.  I am shocked I didn't gain anything.  I pretty much stayed the same.   I am recommitting myself to my goals.  I still want to lose 40-50 more pounds before the end of the year.   I need to get serious now becuase once Thanksgiving gets here, I know it will hard to resist all the wonderful food.  So I getting back at it....after today's BJ Pizza for lunch!  LOL! 

I had an enjoyable weekend!  The weather was perfect, I spent Saturday at the L.A. County Fair.  That was my first time ever going!  It was cool, I will have to make that an annual event.  I have some pictures from the fair, but they are on my home computer so I will have to share them later.  Other than that, I don't have much to report, so that's it. 

See ya lighter!

The Scale Whisperer...

10/3/2011: 326.6
9/27/2011: 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  lbs
Total Weight Loss:  44.3 lbs