Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I forgot how good it felt!

Ok, so today was a not so bad day.  Got up, got ready for work and off I went.  I have been getting ride with Marty, since he's been off.  I REALLY need to get out of that habit.  It's just so nice to not have to walk in the morning.  My goal for next week, work out before work. 

Breakfast: 2 peices of Whole Wheat toast, with a peice of cheddar cheese and a Vanilla Earl Grey tea with skim milk and raw sugar.  My toasts were lightly buttered with butter.
Mid morning snack: Kiwi
Lunch: Whole Wheat couscous, with diced tomatoes and cucumbers, 3 peices of leftover pork from last nights supper.  Grapes and Rasberries with a large tablespoon of cottage cheese.
Afternoon Snack: Banana
Supper: Whole Wheat fettucini, with whole tomatoes made into a sauce with chopped fresh garlic, onion, mushrooms and green peppers, with chopped lean beef added, 1/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese topped.
Evening snack: Timmies, large 2 milk 1 sugar, 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese and a handful of almonds.  And then to sabotage myself, I had a small brownie.   I had them in the freezer, and was looking for a sweet snack, that's my problem! Arg! But it is what it is.

On my lunch today with a co-worker I went to an Abs class, also did 10 minutes on the treadmill at speed 3.5 and incline 5%.  Then 10 minutes on the bike at 5.  I walked home from work, which took me 25 minutes. 

You know, that might not have been a hardcore workout, but man, I felt so good afterwards.  Why the hell have I stopped treating myself to this wonderful feeling.  Why have I allowed myself to rob myself of this wonderful feeling...I just don't know why.  But I'll ya, not anymore.  I'm so fucking mad at myself.  But slowly getting over it.  I remember last year when I was working out just before the wedding.  I remember that I was feeling so good.  I'm gonna get back to that feeling.  I will.

It's a short post, but a post none the less.  I will post a current photo of myself soon too.  Stay tuned!

Tanya xox

Friday, September 24, 2010


As promised, the digits, the embarrassing, awful digits.  But, it is what it is, and those numbers are GOING DOWN!

Starting Weight:  259lbs (September 24, 2010)
Waist: 50 inches (I'm so embarrassed, please don't judge)
Hips: 49.5 inches
Bicep (left): 15 inches
Bicep (right): 15 inches
Thigh (left): 28 inches
Thigh (right): 30 inches (2 inch difference, I have no clue)

Here are the main areas that I hope to see the most results.  So I have pretty much layed it all out and hope this is what I needed to stay on top.  I know there are days where I will fall off, but I'll get back up and keep climbing.  

In case you wanted to take your own measurements, here's a little guide.  Good Luck!

The tape should be pulled to where it is lying flat against the skin all the way around. Like with taking skinfold measurements, your goal with body tape measurements is consistency. Take them the same every time you take them and you will get an accurate view of your progress with each body part. 

Sites for Body tape MeasurementsBelow and pictured to the right is a list of suggested sites to regularly measure.

Neck - Standing, measure your neck at its largest girth, right over the Adam's apple.
Shoulder - Standing, can either be measured as a straight line from the largest points on each shoulder across the chest or as a girth measurement all the way around the body.
Bicep - Measure at its largest girth, can be taken relaxed with arms at side, relaxed with arm bent, flexed with arm bent or all three.
Chest - Standing, measure with breath out just above the nipple.
Waist - Standing, measure at the narrowest point or at the midway point between the top of the hip bone and the bottom of the rib cage.
Hips - Measure at the largest girth, where the butt is protruding the greatest.
Thigh - Standing, measure at the largest girth, just below the butt.
Calf - Seated if you are measuring yourself or standing if you have a partner, measure at its largest girth.
Your body tape measurements will tell you where you are gaining but you still won't know what you are gaining.

Alone, body tape measurements aren't enough. You need to know what is responsible for your increased size, is it fat or is it muscle? You find this out by tracking your body fat percentage.

You can learn all about how to get a good estimation of your body fat on the body fat percentages page.

Tanya xox

Ok, here we go!

Well yesterday afternoon was my first test of tests.  We had a team outing, so we got to leave at 2:30 pm to meet at the Waltzing Weasel for food, but before food we played mini golf...and it was fun!  Very beautiful afternoon for mini golf.

So I had in my head that I was ordering healthy, well, as healthy as it can get at an Old English Pub...then what happened...well I look around at some plates that were pre-ordered...sitting 2 people down from me...Wings/Onion Rings/Springs Rolls...ect...all deep friend of course.  Looked so goooood!  When the waitress came to me and took my order, it's almost as if I didn't control what was coming out of my mouth, "I'll take the the Munchie Platter please"  WHAT?!?!  No way, did I just order that...I can't order the Munchie Platter, I have to blog about my food...what will my friends think of me then.  I am suppose to be committing to Healthy Eating and Lifestyle...instant guilt! 

What did I do..."Excuse me, can I please change my order"  I DID IT...I changed my order to a side Greek Salad with a Grilled Chicken Breast & Brie Sandwich on panini Bread.  Granted the bread wasn't whole wheat, but it WASN'T deep fried and at that very point, that's what mattered to me.  I mean, shit, I needed to eat right.  Ok, on top of that I did have a light beer with a side of clamato juice. 

Surprisingly, I'm not mad at myself like I normally would be.  But normally I would have order all the deep fried stuff too. 

My activity/exercise for the day was:  45 mins of walking, and 45 mins of mini golf, if that counts.  It was a crazy day, that shouldn't matter, but I will be fitting more exercise in for sure very shortly.

So there you have it.  Not so bad eh.  I will post later this evening with reference to Amandas comment.  I want to weight myself on the scale at my gym.  The digital scale at home says one thing, but I want to compare to the scale at the gym which is one of the older ones that has the balance thing on the top.  Check back, I'll take my measurements too.

Thank you
Tanya xox

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First Entry

Thanks for checking in on my new blog.

First I want to let you all know that unfortunately I did not make it in the top 12 for the Lose it Weightloss Challenge.  I honestly have no clue why, no explanation was given.  When we arrived home from NB there was a message left for me saying, "Sorry, you didn't make it in the Top 12, but we are offering each entry a 1 month membership and consult".  Nice gesture - but no thanks, I am already a gym member at my work gym - which is an awesome gym.  

I am bit disappointed - Well, more than a bit - but I guess it just wasn't meant to be, right.  It is what it is.

Ok, so I have decided to do it myself - with your help of course.  I am going to blog about my new weightloss journey.  I will post of everything weightloss related - I want comments and suggestions from all who will take the time to read.  I appreciate all suggestions - and really look forward to hearing from you.  If you have tips and recipe please share!

I will share my daily eating habits, exercises - and all my thoughts and challenges - up and down of this new new I am embarking on.  I will try and post as much as I can, please be patient with me.

I promise myself that I will be 100% honest on what I am eating and not eating - and all the exercise I plan on doing.  I am tired of the lifestyle that I have been living...and it's time to get my shit together, or else...I will be fat and unhealthy forever, and I don't want that.  I want to be healthy and happy...for me first then my future family.

I will need all the support I could get!  So stay tuned, for the brutal honesty of a girl who just wants to fit into that little black dress!

xox Tanya