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nikki in the FLESH! {part II}

Good evening my lovies!! So, I am bringing you another nikki in the flesh picture, well 1 because I think it’s amazing how far I’ve come in such little time (59 days to be exact) & 2 it is inspiring!! Ok, I will keep this short and sweet because I have a baby pup to watch.

215 to 189

Excuse the dirty mirror!!

Ok, my lovies have a great night!!

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Out of the 190’s :D *Happy Dance*

Ok, so…. today I am 189.8, but I am NOT gunna say it officially until I am like 185 🙂 You know how weight fluctuates…. but I don’t care I am SUPER happy 🙂

Today my boss told me I looked so great, and she is a HUGE health nut! So it’s a really good influence for me. Having self-control is getting easier by the day. Like for example, someone brought BLUEBERRY MUFFINS for bfast here at work, and those are my absolute FAV!! But I didn’t get one. Then they had margaritas here at work and I controlled that craving :). I actually fit into these shorts that I have, and have had them in the closet 2 years!!! I am wearing them at work today. Don’t worry they aren’t short shorts lol. They are khakis and almost to the knee.

Well here is a pic of me, it’s not the best but you can see my shorts a little HAHA, ok better get to work.

Oh yeah.. and happy 10/11/12 🙂

It gets better, I promise!

What is it like to cut out your favorite food for a month? Very hard!! If any one says it’s easy then they have willpower of steel. To anyone going on a diet, trying to get healthy, watching how much they consume, etc… it does get better! I know how hard it is to look in the mirror everyday and HATE the person you see, the person you let yourself become. Many women blame it on their kids, others have no excuse. Men blame it on their wives cooking, others are just lazy or lost their metabolism. Well the FIRST step is to STOP PLAYING THE BLAME GAME!! The reason you gained weight is because of YOU!! I learned this just recently. Many of you may already be aware and know it’s your fault. But those in denial, please wake up and smell the coffee. There is a whole other world waiting for you!! Whether if you have 200 or 30 pounds to lose… you can do this!!!

I am telling you from all of my almost 10 years of struggling with weight… I went from skinny to fat in 5 years! But the 5 years before that when I WAS in shape… I thought I was FAT? So dumb. But that was the scary realization then, was I on the verge of anorexia? No, because I ate like a pig and loved it. I gained my weight when I got an office job, and turned from an active individual to a sedentary one. Yes, exercise IS an important part of staying fit. Well, if I could go back 5 years ago, I would tell myself to get up and go for a walk during my lunch break! Or go to the gym or park after work…. nope. I was a full-time student then too, so eating right and exercising was the LAST thing on my mind.

Well, now I am older.. ahem… almost 30… and I realize that if I want to have a successful pregnancy where if I am healthy the baby will be too! Overweight pregnancy is very dangerous, not just for the baby, but for you! Like diabetes, heart attack, baby is too big… they are possibilities, but are proven facts. So, now that I’m out of the 200’s… and almost out of the 190’s by 2 lbs 😀 YEP! I feel like a new person….

I was so down on myself before. Calling myself a loser, a fat ass that has to accept being this way now, an ugly bitch. Yes, I am mean to myself. But it’s tough love 🙂 I’m ok, and I am more inspirational and motivated to help others!!! I want to help people though this process. Even though I am not to my goal yet, I know I will be by my deadline! So, feel free to send me a message or comment. I love to hear feedback, and advice. As I love to give it as well.

My husband and co-workers are noticing my weight-loss and that makes me soooooo flippin’ happy!!! I feel proud of myself and like I am accomplishing a great task! Losing weight is not as easy as gaining, but it really can be when you do develop that willpower to keep on going. I am writing this to encourage anyone in my position. I now there are MANY out there, and my blog may only reach a few, but it’s a few more than none 🙂

Take the time out to appreciate yourself today.

Just pondering…

Good morning my pretties! I have been feeling down lately, not as much energy. I don’t know if I am feeling the lack of sugar or what? I am staying hydrated and eating well. Today I am going to the park after work and taking a light stroll to clear my thoughts and burn off some stress.

Well my sis-in-laws baby shower is coming up on the 21st, so I have a NEW goal! I keep talking about that dress I want to fit into, so I am hoping to zip it up easier by then. This is going to take a lot of discipline, even MORE than I have been doing, on my part. I have the food, I have the energy, I just need the will power.

I need someone to challenge me! I want to start a contest of some sort. Maybe like how many miles under x amount of time? It’s good to make motivational tools, mine is my weight chart hanging in my bathroom…. which is getting full by the way 🙂 So, that really helps me to stay focused on my task at hand.

I’m not losing weight JUST to fit into old clothes, I am doing this for my wellbeing, and to feel good about myself. I want to go out on the town with my husband again, put clothes on without cussing myself out for being fat. I want to love myself again. It’s so hard to do that when I hate myself for getting fat! Even though I have lost 24lbs total so far, I still have a long way to go.

I’m just sitting here pondering the future and what will happen to me…. will I stay focused or will I crack and cheat and give into temptations??? I want to say NO!!!!!!! I need a 2nd me, so I can slap myself if I try to do anything stupid to mess this up… lol. I have given 3 weeks of my all so far, and I have 5 weeks to go until phase 2. I can start adding a little diary and more seasonings 🙂 Like soy sauce…. I need to go buy more groceries so I can start cooking. Y’all I have been getting sooooo lazy about that. I just wish I had more encouragement.

I thought that starting a blog would help but no one ever comments, so I wonder if this is even worth it? Ok, bye.

Well it’s the end of another week!

I survived another week on the Sona diet 🙂 It’s really surprisingly easy. I have only felt hungry a few times, but i can eat free veggies to fill up. I am so proud of myself for not cheating or giving in to temptation. That was my biggest downfall on the majority of diets I’ve tried. Part of it is the price I am paying. I don’t want to be doing this for nothing. Not to mention hubby will be pretty upset if we are making payments for this for nothing. I didn’t go to my meeting or shot this week because of gas and traffic 😦 But I had an idea, I will now go Tuesday’s at lunch so I have time! If there were a closer place to me it’d be easier. But it’s all good, I’m still getting the same effect.

It’s really amazing to me how much better you feel about yourself when you realize that all it was the whole time was yourself holding you back! If you really want it NOTHING should stand in your way, not even you.

Well I have gotten back into church because I want to feel whole again. So, we signed up to become members and I am in the choir now 🙂 It feels good to give back. I hope to do their website too. Free of charge of course. So, I will present that to the Father. Another thing I am doing is attending Saturday adult classes to make my communion and confirmation. I know I am bad. I should have done this a long time ago for my hubby instead of being selfish and making him get married where I wanted to. So, I have a meeting on the 9th to talk to the Father about a convalidation ceremony.

Hopefully we will get to, I don’t see why not? He has all of his sacraments done, and was an alter boy for many years growing up. So, I want to make this right for him. Well have a great day everyone 🙂

Periods SUCK! Period.

Hello all! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I was enjoying my Labor Day. I hope everyone had a great weekend, as did I! We took the babies to the park yesterday to swim, they were so cute! They had a lot of fun, so did we. The park I go jogging at also has a doggie park for them to swim. It was the first time we went, and we are def going back!

I decided to post once a week because I am so busy and I really don’t have time. I was on my period last week 😦 I read that the week before and during your menstrual you retain more water so the weight doesn’t come off, you actually gain! So that explains my no loss that one week.  Well I did not work out Wednesday because I was feeling miserable from Ms. menstrual 😦 But I am happy to report I did great though! Here are my results from last week.

This is my result from the park! Hubby went with me and I actually jogged for a whole mile!! My knees are paying for it though. 8-31-12

We went during the hottest time! You can see how I cut across the last lap lol. 9-2-12

My bunny friend from the trail LOL. 9-2-12

Well as you can see I’ve been busy! I feel so great though, actually feel less lazy 🙂 I took more time off this last week but I think I made up for it from Thursday and Friday’s results. I am going to see a nutritionist on Saturday. I feel like I am not eating right, even though I think I’m eating healthy. This should boost my weight loss too.. ok gotta go! Be sure to check out my weekly weigh-in tab!

Next Monday I am doing a Nikki in the FLESH post for y’all to see my inches lost. Ok, g’night!

WOWZA!

I’m gettin it!

Ok , so now I know! I have to increase the heart rate setting in order to burn more calories!! So, here are my results. Pretty awesome huh? Just imagine climbing a 125 story building stairs… that’s what I just did!!

I have to report on my overall wellbeing. I feel great. I have been weaning myself off of coffee and it feels good. I drink so much water and sweat so much in the gym. Before, when I used to work out, I used to not drink water all the time.. like, I’d go for months on just tea and sodas. I couldn’t break a sweat in the gym. But now I do and I love it! Just sweating out all those toxins.

I made turkey spaghetti tonight with tomato spinach sauce :p came out so good! I made the sauce homemade and idk if there has ever been a thing like it…. but I love it! I like to invent stuff lol… I used basil and oregano leaves (just a dash). I’ll add it to my recipes later. Well I have to go, I am going to do some browsing online for some cute stuff to inspire me.

Mornin’ it’s Monday!

Well today was my weigh-in. This morning actually, they say it’s better to weigh yourself in the morning, after you use the bathroom. Your weight fluctuates throughout the day, so that’s why it’s not good to weight yourself ALL day. Don’t get stuck on the scale numbers… and try not to weigh yourself everyday either. I know I am bad about that, but this week I am going to try to make it until next Monday without checking 🙂 I hate surprises but this is a good one. It’ll teach me self-control.

If you would like to see my results, go check out my Weigh-In page. So I made an awesome dinner last night. Baked chicken with strawberry spinach salad. I made my own vinaigrette…. I used Honey, Chopped red onions, and Apple Cidar vinegar. Let the vinaigrette set for a few hours. Then just slice up the strawberries and throw em on top of the spinach leaves. It’s really good! Oh and add sliced almonds 🙂 Go check out my recipes tab for the full salad steps. Well have a great morning!!

This is burned into my brain. I have been doing so good, I am proud of myself 🙂

Alrighty then!

This is just by increasing the speed to 3.1 from 3.0! If 10ft = 1 story and I climbed 968ft/ 10, then I climbed 96.8 stories in an hour 🙂

Thought I’d post the photo first! I did pretty well today! Increased the speed by .1 and I burned 50 more calories and climbed about 200 more feet!! Yes I am excited lol 😛 As I said yesterday the incline adjusts to keep your heart rate at what you entered. My target heart rate is 153 to start off with. As days go on I will increase my heart rate so the incline will rise and I will burn even MORE calories. My goal is 1000 cal/per hr! It is doable. If you don’t sweat and feel hungry towards the end… you’re not doing it right.

So I made baked chicken and spinach with  chopped up boiled eggs… soo good! I use garlic salt and lemon pepper to season my spinach. It’s canned spinach, Popeye brand. Cooking healthy takes less prep time than cooking fattening. Really! Well excluding frozen food you nuke in the microwave. I try to stay away from heating things in the microwave.

I didn’t do Insanity tonight.. we are going to let my mother-in-law use it (it’s hers anyway) so I can cut down some fat. Like I said earlier, they are very advanced moves and my legs and stomach get in the way! The trainer on there says to keep good form, and I can’t. So I am going to keep walking all month to cut off some fat inches first! By that time she will be through with her first month.

“You’ve heard it a thousand times, “muscles weights more than fat“. It’s the go-to thing to say to someone when they’ve been working really hard, but the scale hasn’t moved. So let’s look at this a bit more realistically. One pound of fat weights exactly the same as one pound of muscle. Whoa, did I blow your mind? The real difference is the volume. One pound of muscle is visibly SMALLER than the same weight in fat. Not to mention, it’s smoother and more compact compared to the jiggling mass of fat. Which would you prefer hanging off your rear end? Muscle works harder FOR you than fat does. One pound of muscle will burn 50 calories a day, versus fat which only burns 4 calories a day. So the more fat you have, the more YOU have to work to burn calories.
So why bring all these super interesting facts to my blog? Well for one thing – the scale doesn’t measure ANYTHING! You’re biggest indicator of health is how your clothes fit and changes in your strength.” – re-blogged from http://jiggleymommy.blogspot.com/2011/04/pound.html

I did the photo merge on paint with the text 🙂 Pretty interesting huh? This should motivate y’all to keep going, even if you hit a plateau for the week! This image of fat vs muscle will forever be burned into my head.

Ok, I need to get to bed earlier tonight. I’m getting up early to workout since we have to go to his aunts wedding tomorrow around 11am.

Goodnight 🙂

Better Late Than Never, But Never Late Is Better ;)

Good evening people of nikki8a blog. Tonight I waited for Richard (my husband) to get off so I had a workout buddy, less likely to cheat! I will do that the rest of the week. I’m excited because in a few weeks it’ll be his 26th birthday…. ahem… yup I’m older. I’ll be 30 this December -.- Anyway, I am excited because I am surprizing him with a trip to Dallas to take a VIP tour of the Cowboys stadium!! He has no idea 🙂 I’m going to tell him we are going to Six Flags, which we are, but then say “let drive up to see the stadium” then BAM! the tour will begin!! We will get to go on the field, and into the VIP areas, locker rooms of the players AND my favorite the DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS!! WOO! I used to be a cheerleader, so I am pumped. His birthday is September 11th btw. So wish him a happy one while remembering 9/11.

So, the workout went great! Although it was later than I hoped (10pm) we still pushed through it… he a little harder than I. But we did it 🙂 I ate really well today too! Took some Shakeology to work and fruit to snack on. I keep it all there in the fridge so I am not tempted and have no excuse to go get fast food. With this I will be trying to add stretching in the mornings, and try to go to our gym after work to walk an hour….. TRY!!

Saturday is his Aunts wedding, I wanted to wear this dress…. but looks like I will not fit into it like I wanted 😦 BUT YOU BETTER BELIEVE I WILL ON HIS BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Oh and I found out Super 8 Motel (besides the cheap rates) allow PETS!! So my doggies can come to Dallas too 😀

Thought this was funny!

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