Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holy CRAP.........I am going to die!

I just got this from Molly.........I am going to die!!!!!!!!!

JANUARY 6 – MARCH 27, 2010
The Endorphin Fitness Challenge allows you to set a fitness-related goal and execute the steps necessary to reaching that goal through weekly group workouts and unlimited contact with your personal trainer. By setting challenging yet attainable goals that excite you, you will have the foundation for adopting healthy lifestyle choices in your daily routine. We want you to embrace health and fitness. You may just surprise yourself with what you are capable of.

 2 days/week for 12 weeks
 Wednesday and Friday nights, 6:00pm-7:00pm
 Different group classes each week/session
> Cardio Circuit > Butts and Guts > Group Runs > Yoga
> Strength Circuit > Peak Experiences > Plyojump > Power Ball
> Boot Camp > 3 Day Fitness Challenge > Cardio Kickboxing > Chest and Back
> Stretch-X
 Endorphin Fitness Field Day
A field day event culminating the last three months of fitness training. This will involve relay races, obstacle courses, and other tests of strength and endurance.

 Endorphin Fitness Rock Climbing Field Trip
Location: Peak Experiences, Midlothian, VA
This is a rock climbing event hosted by Peak Experiences. Great test of both upper and lower body strength and an absolute blast!

 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
This will be our final event, and it will be team based. This will be both a fun way to end the session and show your progress in cardiovascular strength and endurance.

$375.00 per person (includes 21 group classes, registration for Mon. Ave 10K, 3 Fitness Challenges, expert coaching for exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle)

almost time

so I just spent $120 on 3 outfits at Old Navy for fitness. I have to be cute and adorable when I go to class on the 6th of January! I hope this cartoon isn't true when they arrive!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Julie and Julia

so who has seen that movie? I watched it Friday night and it made feel guilty about not updating my blog so I stopped by to check on it and decided for a quick update. I have no updates on the eating good part or working out. BG has been trying to eat everything and at times drink everything.

I am still signed up for boot camp and that starts January 6th. It is on Wednesday and Friday...I had a minor flip out on that but after cpr I realized this is good for me. There is nothing better than a cold Milla Lite after a week of work. I need to be committed and hopefully this will keep me on track.

There are tons of parties in my future and I will enjoy everyone of them. I will be honest I am ready for a new year. The hope of 2010 is always fun and exciting.

Ok I am off to roll out oreo cookie balls for Friday!

Peace, Love and Calories!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Late meetings and Fried Chicken

Last night I was at a meeting and they served fried chicken at dinner and I was good and refrained and it is all I can think about now!

I wish you could count what you didn't eat and the weight would fall off!

The hard part is I keep thinking since I didn't eat it last night I should be rewarded for being good last night!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


is what I've felt like all weekend. Friday night after my date I participated in neighborhood watch program which is basically drinking beer with the neighbors. I love it but Saturday I was in my coffin all day long. The weather was gross, I was tired and a little hung! I caved in and got pizza for lunch and after eating it I was feeling gross and lethargic. I climbed back into the coffin. I didn't get anything done for the day except a trip to target and cleaning out some of my dvr homework.

Today is a different reason for the vomit feeling. Sunday is boot camp group workout and I literally could've thrown up. I ran...please pick your jaw up. 30 minutes I had to do hard core cardio with Ruth. Ruth is my Jillian. I know you think I am obsessed with the Biggest Loser but seriously she is my Jillian. I told her during one sprint I hated her and I really regret it. We did things that I thought were going to make my arms and legs pop off. We had to squat low and put our arms on our legs and walk around the gym...hello that is kicking my ass right now. 30 minutes of weight lifting felt like a vacation after being with her but then we came back to her to stretch. I was shaking so bad that I couldn't hold my left hand up in the air and grab my right foot so Ruth came and held my hand so I could properly stretch. She rocked my world today but more than anything is that I've realized I have to have that person right now to hold me accountable. I am good for getting in the gym but NEVER do I push myself like she pushed me today. I hated her for 30 minutes but right now I am thinking she rocks. Scott worked us hard on the machines but nothing like Ruth!

So this week is going to be interesting since I am probably going on the road for the election. My association is finally being the big dog in politics and deploying people to work races. Tomorrow I leave for Tidewater to coordinate the Obama rally for my group and I am so excited but that means being away from my way of life. I've stocked up on Tuna packets (btw check out their new flavors....Hickory Smoke rocks) so that is a start! This week will also mark my first anniversary with this blog and how ironic I was talking about Obama during my first post. I can't wait to hear him on Tuesday for my candidate....Creigh Deeds! Remember to vote in VA for Creigh and Steve Shannon!

Rock on readers and wish me luck this week during traveling!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm alive and some good news

hey readers....remember when I wrote a few weeks ago I always wondered what I would be like on Biggest Loser? I would be one of the people we all hate. The ones that complain and say they can't do it. Jillian and I would've slapped each other 20 times during this class. I thought I was going to die during Interval Trekking class. First off it is on the elliptical and I've been on the treadmill the majority of the time. It is very hard to switch over but I think I am going to spend some time because I could really feel it as a good cardio workout. You do it at different levels for 5 minutes and then you jump off and do an shoulder press, medicine ball and then shoulder press and then jump back on and do more treadmill. My entire body will be crazy in pain but it is a good pain. My insides are on fire and they hate me. I am also recovering from a girls' weekend that included tons of drinking and great recovery food.....I keep thinking about the onion rings that were truly delicious dipped in homemade ranch!

I can't believe I forgot to tell you that I found a dress for the wedding in November. Karma is great. I had just walked out of the Coach outlet and if you know me I am in love with them and they had the new pink Coach that I am dying for but I walked out and tried to pretend I had self control. Well we walked into a store and there it was....the dress I wanted for Erin's wedding. I went a size lower and when I came out to model for the girls the sales lady said "What size is that" and I was actually already a little self conscious of coming out to model and I said "Why you don't think it fits" and she said "no darling I think you need to go down another size." So I did and hot damn Big Girl is down 2 dress sizes....but after this weekend I am pretty sure I am up 4. So I've resulted to old habits of putting my goal on my door or where I see it first thing in the morning so I will get up and go workout. I hope it will keep me focused because you know i can get distracted! I did this before and I rocked it out!!!!!!

Big Girl goes to the beach

and ate everything that I could get in my mouth. We were in South Carolina so you know the grease had an extra taste to it that made it truly delightful. The onion rings on Saturday that were ordered to cure my headache were about the size of a grape fruit and when you dipped them in the homemade ranch it was a party in my mouth.

I am back to reality and as Winona Ryder clearly states in the 90's Reality Bites!

Boot camp is at 6 tonight so you might get an update on that one! I am doing a trekking class. Hope Big Girl can make it!

Oh and I should tell you about the delicious chocolate cake donut I had on Friday night....it was delightful!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On the way to Powhatan

and this is what I saw and couldn't believe. She knew that I took a picture and I am not sure who was more shocked. Me for wondering who would advertise this on your car or her for wondering what freak would pull a camera out at a stop light? I was worried to death she was a teacher and would be going to the school. How could I spin this for recruitment? Seriously though who does this? In case you can't read her lettering on the windshield it says "Thick Chicks Rule, Skinny Girls Drool". Well I don't know what is wrong with her but I sure was drooling when my secretary had the nerve to bring McDonald's fries into this office when I was eating my lunch today!

The license plate is what caught my attention after my eyes recovered from that yellow passing by me. The only thing better is if I could've pulled up and found her eating a porkchop biscuit!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


this sucks and I need Jillian Michaels in my life. I need her to move in with me and monitor everything I do and yell at me in the mornings to make me get out of bed.

I want everything that is bad for me and even though I know my water level is low I want diet coke like it is my job.

Work isn't helping with being crazy but you know what.....gotta do it.

New day and hopefully my attitude will improve.

Oh and to my new fellow blog writer.....you rock my friend and I am sooooooo proud of you!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I would love to say the reason I haven't written a blog because I was on vacation but I've been a train wreck with the diet. I've thoroughly disgusted myself with the food I've eaten and it all changes tomorrow. If you're on Facebook you heard all about my funnel cake nightmare.

About 2 weeks ago my gym sent me an email about about a challenge for 5 weeks. I went for orientation this afternoon and it will be interesting. I need this though and for 5 weeks I can do anything. It focuses on nutrition and fitness. I really like that it has a 2 hour meeting on Sunday afternoon. 1 hour will be spent talking about nutrition and the other hour will be a group workout. It will get me focused for the upcoming week.

I have to record everything I eat and drink and she recommended getting a notebook (you know I love school supplies). I am pretty excited about my notebook. If it is cute and I like it the more likely I am to keeping up with it.

We are all having a last meal so I am having wings, mac and cheese and ice cream. After tomorrow...no more!

BFFASS just asked me if I was excited and I answered a little nervous but I think I am excited. Making more friends in my gym, focusing 5 weeks on getting healthy and who knows what else can happen!

Hey if you aren't watching DietTribe on Lifetime you should take a peek!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Hot Mess

is what I am and I am pretty freaked out by it. I really want to tell BeanPole where to shove it. I needed that challenge to begin to give me something else to concentrate on instead of the fact that I am having a mid life crisis. Good thing I've found out that Shirley T. is teaching a class in the morning at the gym.....I need you in my life Shirley T.

It started while I was in Charlotte and just has continued to get worse or judging how I look at it...clearer. I am one of those that believes in signs and I am pretty freaked out that everything is pointing to change. I am going to try to regulate my breathing for a bit and see what happens. See if I am just reacting to mid life crisis or if it is like turning 30 where all I needed was a drastic 10 inch haircut as change. I think the next few months will be very interesting for me as the past 48 hours have been very eye opening and mind opening.

Update on the CLT girls.......they're all amazing and doing so good. So proud of them. Burns has sculpted arms that give Michelle O a run for her money from boot camp, GatorMolester completed and rocked at a 1/2 marathon on Saturday so we were able to celebrate, Red looks amazing with a new do and her workout self and Sting is just looking great and healthy but more importantly she seemed happy. The big difference was the sister in law who is looking like a rockstar....down 9 pounds and you can definitely tell. You girls are amazing and I miss you all so much!

"The key to change is to let go of fear." Roseanne Cash

Friday, September 18, 2009

WTF EF??????????

So I am blowing down I-85 and the blackberry beeps to let me know I had an email and I saw it was from bean pole Molly and the email subject said "Change to Challenge" and I thought nothing of it until I opened it and saw the news.

Granted I should've known with the week I've had that it wouldn't be good news. Well that isn't fair to my week but it has been crazy and hectic. So I click on the email and this is what BeanPole had to say....

Hello!I'm sorry to have to make such a last minute change, but based on the feedback we've gotten and the plans we have for the upcoming Challenge, we have decided to post-pone it until January. We have a lot of great ideas to make the next Challenge bigger and better than before! We want to provide you with all the tools you need to lose weight and now that we've gotten some constructive feedback from past participants we feel that we can offer the best program come 2010.

Ummmmmmmmmmm BeanPole did you know that it has taken me some time to wrap my brain around this challenge? I've stressed about my work meetings that coincide with Tuesday and Thursday since the day I signed up for this challenge. WTF BeanPole!!!!!!!!! I've worried about football games and other social dates that would fall from September 22 to December 16th and you postpone to January with an email ......ummmmmmmmmmm this deserved a phone call.

So my friend who had also signed up for the challenge called me and she said "have you seen the email and what do we do?" Good Question Wino! I name her Wino with all due respect. She is a wine sales rep for one of my favorite wineries. She is checking around while I am with the most precious people in my life.

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I said one of my BFF's and I were going to enjoy life and make the most of it. After my crazy weeks of work and being stressed out I've run away from life and I surprised the niece and nephew at the bus stop and now I am back to normal...all I needed was some little people lovin!

Ok I am off to play with the ballerina who is about to return home from ballet! I was with the Team Captain earlier throwing the football and it is a pretty good arm workout I must say....maybe Wino and I will hang out in parks and throw the football while we decide what to do with our fitness program.....to be continued...unfortunately!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Who ever...

came up with the phrase have your cake and eat it too is a genius. I've thought for years about the phrase when people would say it and think who the hell would have cake and not eat it but I did exactly that on Sunday night when we were celebrating my Daddy's 70th Birthday! I was prepared for that but I did throw a slight temper tantrum when June Cleaver pulled out the cookies. She puts everything from Reeses pieces to cereal and rolls it around in white chocolate and drops it....to die for and I didn't eat any of those either. It was a great party but I peaced out pretty quickly to avoid temptation.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Update on Burns

She finished her first week of boot camp like a champ! So proud of her!!!!!!!!

Explanation of freak out mode yesterday

Hola Peeps!

I got an email from Alligator Molester this morning that I want to share. Realize that I don't usually do this but I figured if she was thinking it you might be thinking the same things.

why are you freaking????? yes, i read your blog and that's why i'm excited! it sounds like it has everything you want/need!!!! motivation, fun activities, you LOVE knowing what others eat, etc etc.....

how in the world is there anything to freak about???? it sounds PERFECT!!!!!!!

I think the real reason as to why I was freaking out is because it is a lot easier to sit around and say "Oh I am looking for a program and would love to do one". It has been great watching my friends sign up for programs and cheer them on but when it comes down to signing up and committing ME to changing MY life than that is a whole other story...at least to me it is. Writing/Journaling what I eat everyday for 3 months sounds like a daunting task. Having to go through an election cycle and not be able to drink beer after phone banking sounds miserable to me. Admitting I have a horrible relationship with food and need to break up with chips....well that sends me into meltdown mode.

Don't get me wrong....Big Girl is ready for it and I am sure after the premiere of Biggest Loser on the 15th I will be the first one to show up for the challenge...just the unknown, being embarrassed that my weight has gotten to the point I need to do a challenge and the wondering how my life will be changed is what has me freaked out.

There are lots of things that I am excited about: my makeover and new years eve outfit, being the Hot Mama that I know is dying to come out, being excited to buy clothes for the Spring, being able to toy with the idea of becoming a runner......the list goes on and on.

Today PimpDaddy said this to me "it is all about the mental aspect that no matter what physical task is put in front of you, your mind limits you. tells you cannot do things, it looks up at the mountain and says wow that is pretty high. well if you start climbing and you put some time in you realize you can get up that mountain." Well my mind has 11 Days to realize we're about to climb Mt. Everest!

Ummmm and can we discuss how it seems everybody is on the good health train? Not sure if it is the rumors about being kicked out of health insurance if you're in poor health or what but by God everybody is talking about getting healthy!

Making It Happen

Just so you know it is official as of today! I got this email today from my new BFF Molly....

Hi Robin,

Just wanted to let you know that I received your form and payment. So glad you'll be joining us!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It is a done deal.....

So I thought I was calming down but after that post I was still freaking out so I had to go ahead and sign the papers....and the check! I got proof for you!!!!!!!

Freaking the F*U% Out!

Well yesterday around this time I was on cloud nine and ready to go give my life for 3 months and all that great crap and now I am flipping the F*u% out! I am still excited but the only real reason is because last night while we were exploring a new park (Neighbor made me walk backwards up a huge hill to burn the inside of my thighs and I truly am thinking about what I can burn of hers to make her feel what I did last night and today....love you Neighbor) we decided that after surviving 3 months of hell we would need a huge reward. So we decided we were going to get makeovers and a new outfit for New Years Eve. With jumpsuits being all the rage I've decided that I want a strapless black pant suit and fun jewelry oh and let's not forget fake eyelashes and new makeup from MAC! Of course when I picture myself after behaving for 3 months I am sure that I will be probably a little smaller than Posh so I am sure I will find David Beckham's twin on New Years!

I was seriously starting to freak out this morning and afternoon about the challenge. People are going to be able to look at what I eat and do for 3 months.....it was really cool when she said I could stalk other people but ummmm I don't want anybody calling me out on getting wild and drinking tons of tasty Milla Lites at a tailgate! I am just going to take it one change at a time and hope that the competitive side of me comes out like it usually does. I really hope that there is a cute guy in the challenge or even just a guy because I've found they're better to talk to about working out....maybe not so much diet because I think BossLady is the best at that but boys do have their kicks!

So most girls are scared to talk to guys about needing to change their bodies or diets and I find it the opposite. WorkHusband and PimpDaddy are two of my biggest motivators. Of course I think they go to the extreme with their workouts (lifting 150 pounds over 20 times and running up stairs 10 times with weights) but they're always good to get me motivated by to go the extra mile or push harder. Pimp Daddy is the main reason for the Weight Loss Challenge. He is constantly pushing and makes me head to the gym after our conversations. Do you know he gave up alcohol for 40 days....actually longer and he makes Paris Hilton look like a homebody! One day when we were talking about relationships he said to me "Robin she doesn't challenge herself so I don't think it is going to work." Men want a lady that is going to take care of herself and she doesn't have to be a brick house....just work at it! So advice for the day Ladies.....talk to your men about working out and share the details that they give you!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge here I come!

so I've always had that feeling that I would be the first person to knock Jillian on her butt during taping of the Biggest Loser and we're about to find out how I would behave!

I told you yesterday that I had discovered (while eating at Qdoba) a weight loss challenge. I investigated more and I talked to Molly today at the facility about the challenge. Molly sounds like a bean pole but she is really excited to meet me so that makes her fun.

Here is the deal about what I will be going through for 12 weeks starting Sept. 22nd. We will be measured and weighed and put through a series of fitness tests. Alligator Molester in Charlotte went through/goes through this with her boot camps and the results are amazing after a month so I can't wait to see mine after 3 months.

We also will be using a live food diary/life journal that is hosted off of livestrong.com and we will have access to others journals. I literally almost screamed when she said I would be able to see what other people were going to eat and do. I hope they don't test for stalker because I will come up pretty fit in that category! She said this helps keep the group together while they aren't together on Tuesday and Thursday night. She said that also on weekends that some of them get together and work out. I am pretty excited. I need motivation and accountability!

The part I am nervous about is we work out together for 2 hours a week and it is a station thing. I am not good at sit ups, push ups and all that so this is going to be my hard spot. Molly also said that we play lots of games. Some involve cards i.e. you draw a 10 and you have to do 10 push ups. I wonder if I should let them know the only card game I like to play is Asshole where you make other people drink.

I want to give a big good luck cheer for one of the Charlotte Girls, who is starting her first boot camp tonight. I can't wait to hear how it is! Go Burns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge

If you read my last blog then you will know I've been searching for a program. I was hoping for one after my walk but beggars can't be choosy. Want some details about it? So do I! This is how it all came about....

Today is my holiday...Labor Day. I am one of those god awful organizers that the right wing hates and honestly I am pretty proud of my job and my organization. We are advocates for those that control the future...those that work in education. Last week I was a complete hot mess because I found out the people we're suing are taking us to court on a demur. First I had to call my lawyer to find out what a demur is but basically they admitted guilt but they're taking us to court first to let the judge advance the lawsuit. Craziness!

Back to the challenge...it is Labor Day and no work so I was able to go on a walk with Neighbor, who just got back from vacation, so it was great to catch up and time passed like crazy since we had a whole week to fill in.

We had a great 6.5 mile walk and were able to ditch 880 calories along the way. If you walk and don't own a Garmin I highly recommend it. Well anyway we like to hit Qdoba afterwards and get one of their naked bowls because it has protein/carbs and after a great walk it is safe to eat it and know the body will burn it. Well there was a flyer for a Weight Loss Challenge and I came home and looked it up on the internet and found where a writer from Style Weekly had participated in it and I was able to read her blogs. I am pretty interested in it and I am going to call tomorrow and get more details. I've basically decided if the price is decent I am going to do it. It starts on the 22nd of this month and ends on December 17th. I am pretty excited and will let you know more details when I know them!

Happy Labor Day!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Total Randomness

So it has been a while since I've blogged. My mind is all over the place today so who knows what is going to come out in this blog....so just bear with me. Work has been insanely busy but it is also my favorite time of the year so I can't complain too much at all. I love meeting new teachers and especially when they join. I get so hyper but then I crash the minute I come home so I've had to really be intentional with my workouts this month.

I gave into the world of crackberries so I went through and scheduled all of my workouts on the calendar. It seems to be working. I seriously am so much better in the mornings. Getting it done and over with just rocks. I did enjoy a few after work long walks and it was exactly what I needed to unwind from crazy work days.

I am a true believer now in cutting out the random drinking. I gave it up in August and I think it has truly made a difference. I love being a party girl but I can honestly tell you I love waking up on a Saturday morning and being able to function and get a great workout in and see results in a clean house, organized drawers...I am weird and realize that but I also have realized I need these things for my sanity. I've rested and been able to prepare for the week ahead of me. Some of my friends really gave me lip about it but oh well...that can be another blog.

Today's highlight was my assistant asking me how much I had lost. She pulled at my pants and said "Wow" I am really noticing a change in you. I told her it was the pilates that almost made me vomit on Wednesday at 6am. Seriously Shirley T. must've been in a bad mood because she worked us like red headed step children.

I am seriously thinking of how to take my fitness to the next level. I am training for the 39 mile walk but at the end of October I want to be ready with a new fitness adventure. One of my girls in Charlotte is starting a boot camp that is strictly resistance band on Tuesday so I am excited to hear about that. I am going to hunt around for the right thing for me but I am really feeling the urge to kick it up a notch. I did start a new circuit at the gym this week and did my first round yesterday. My arms were still shaking 2 hours later.

I am not sure if they were shaking because of the workout or the horrible news I received after the workout. A very close friend from back home lost her Mom to suicide. I can't imagine what that feels like and I never want to know. We've all had down moments but I would never do anything (I can't even blow my nose) to hurt my loved ones. I am just pissed off that she would do this to my friend. I was talking with one of my BFF's this morning about taking life for granted and I know I do. I get freaked out by work, house and normal day to day things that I lose focus. I think with the new school year I am going to try to live it up a little and experiment with not taking it for granted....who knows what that involves but as I discover it this school year I will let you know!

Dinner 8/9

This is the meal mentioned in the last blog.

Breakfast 8/9

Monday, August 10, 2009

We need gold medals!

so I know I have to post yesterday's food intake but I am upstairs in bed and the camera is downstairs! I have to tell you about yesterday!

It was 100 degrees in Richmond with the heat index way past that and WildOne and I thought we were going to hang out by the pool. Most of you know what a typical pool day is for us. Lots of drinking and getting half retarded.

Well I am happy to report that not one single beer was consumed. Our friends at the pool were so impressed and we filled them in on the news that it was Health Awareness Month in the RIC. We were very impressed with ourselves.

But wait there is more.....so WildOne is dog sitting and I went over to visit last night. We had said we were going to cook healthy since she rode by my parents and grabbed a whole bunch of vegtables from my Dad's garden but we decided we were going to watch a movie and we threw out the idea of ordering out. We found the take out menus and everything but in the end the healthy choice won out and we cooked our healthy meal. Every five minutes there was a high five for us behaving and eating well.

So week 1 of Health Awareness went great! Bring on Round 2~

Saturday, August 8, 2009

dinner 8.8

I splurged with potatoes

snack number 2 8.8

snack 8.8

lunch 8.8

celery and hummus and avocado. it doesn't look appetizing but it is truly delightful!!!!

starving after gym 8/8

breakfast before gym 8/8

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lauren's wonderful dinner

Lauren rocks! Food was great but conversation was even better! Her dessert is amazing. 2 tablespoons of no pudge brownie mix and a tablespoon of vanilla yogurt, mix and microwave for 1 minute and a scoop of frozen yogurt!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for a great dinner...you rock and I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!! Promise!

on the way to the gym snack


I caved and got pasta salad today.....the salad looks like it is covered in sunflower seeds and a few fried onions but I promise it isn't!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

afternoon snack

X 15


add an avocado salad to this...forgot to take a picture of it before I consumed!

Cookie....Scott gave me the ok at lunch


Roast beef and chips from Panera

mid morning snack


cheerios with a banana and skim milk

Monday, August 3, 2009

dessert that happened at jason's deli

remember it is FAT FRee frozen yogurt and truly delightful!


my neighbor and I went to trader joe's after we were full and happy so we would buy less damaging stuff and we got some of these and let me tell you this picture taking is going to curb a lot of eating because it is a pain in MY ASS to have to pull out the camera to take a picture of everything i put in my body. day 1 and I am thinking about fasting for a week already!

so look at this chip and mulitply it by 3 because the new guacamole rice cakes are soooooo good.


I did stay away from any of the pasta salads and potato salads at Jason's because I knew I would be having to take a picture! Fat free frozen yogurt and I don't feel guilty about it at all. I have to add this was taking with me and Neighbor both dripping wet from our workouts!

Hopefully tomorrow I will get better about taking pictures of the food!

before gym snack


So I just read an article on yahoo.com about 8 power foods that you should try to include in your meals and I wanted to report about what I just consumed. I just want you to know I had no prior knowledge of this and was just going off of cravings!

POWER FOOD: Cherries
Way more than just pie filler, cherries are the piece de resistance of the fruit world. They have more flavonoids, aka powerful antioxidants, than almost any other food analyzed by the USDA. Cherries, both sweet and tart, are particularly rich in anthocyanins, micronutrients that may jump-start the immune system and mop up disease-causing free radicals. What this means: They may have the ability to ward off cancer. Other research suggests they may also reduce inflammation associated with arthritis and gout.

POWER FOOD: Mushrooms
They're low in calories and are a top plant source of B-complex vitamins, including riboflavin, which helps keep skin healthy and eyesight sharp. They also leave other produce in the dust when it comes to selenium, an antioxidant that may protect against some cancers. And according to a study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, mushrooms contain betaglucan and chitin, two types of fiber that absorb fat and whisk it out of the blood, lowering your risk for heart disease. All mushrooms offer benefits, but the big winner is the meaty portobello. It's high in selenium and potassium.

POWER FOOD: Sunflower seeds
With 25 percent more vitamin E than almonds, sunflower seeds are the new go-to snack for reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke. Vitamin E may also fight inflammation, which can lead to joint pain and cartilage deterioration. Only 4 tablespoons of dried seeds provide 12 milligrams of vitamin E--that's 80 percent of your daily needs. They're also full of fiber, healthy fats, protein and iron. Make sure to choose the unsalted type--the salted version may taste great, but they're higher in sodium.

mid morning snack

Smile.......you're on Camera!

I've been good for a while but I've got to kick it up a notch! Bottom line is I am tired of being big. I know I am cute and all that bull but seriously I am still big and I am tired of it!

So I've decided to kick this up a notch and really watch what I eat. My friend came to visit me this weekend while I was at the Jersey Shore. Have you ever had one of those friends that from the time you met her you knew you were meant to be friends with her....well that is how CoachOne is to me. I am calling her CoachOne because of our love for Coach purses but also our ability to coach each other on situations that happen in life.

Anyway...I was talking to CoachOne how I wanted to kick it up a notch and telling her about how I had heard about taking pictures of everything you eat that week. She said "try it and you need to get back on your blog." So......this week that is what I am going to do!

Also, WildOne reported this morning that she has to have her gall bladder removed so giving up drinking is going to very easy for the month of August! (I will prove you all wrong and make you feel bad for laughing at that one) and we both hung up very excited about doing fun things that don't involve drinking!

So this morning I forgot to take a picture of what I had for breakfast so I stole from the internet! This should be interesting and thanks to CoachOne for the pep talk on Saturday.......so love you!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Good Decision

I talked to WildOne coming into work this morning and she sounded like she was hurting pretty bad and after she told me her total I can understand. 7 shots of Jagermeister and 11 beers. My girl can drink but so can I.

I so made the right decision to go workout with Shirley T. I needed a good workout for my mind and my body. Today I woke up and felt great and productive which is great since work is kicking my butt. If I had been out with her I would be hating my life and dreaming of a greasy cheeseburger!

I counted the calories in the shots 7 x 103 = 721 and 96 x 11 = 1056 total calories in drinking 1,777. I am not saying that I would've drank that much but when WildOne and I get together we can do some damage. Also, I would've smoked which I haven't done in a while (Woooohoooo) and who knows what I would've eaten after drinking all that....I am sure some fries would've been consumed!
I love WildOne but I've just come to the conclusion (the mirror at aerobics helped me) that I can't live like that anymore if I am going to achieve my future fit girl goals.