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Friday, November 30, 2012

What happened to DAY FOUR

Of the 5day back on track weight loss challenge????


Life surely did get in the way. Yesterday was the longest day on the history of the planet. I woke up my usual hyper self I was so stoked on getting through that rough day and going to bed without getting anything to eat. I did taebo early in the morning and set out on the business of publishing.The meetings were long and scattered throughout the day. Although I followed my plan to the letter I failed to update myfitnesspal 2 days in a row and yesterday no blog... Ah... Such is life!


THURSDAY 11/29/2012 DAY 4 MENU & WORKOUT 10 GLASSES OF H20 AND UPDATE MY FITNESS PAL
Breakfast

1/2 cup All Bran Cereal with Extra Fiber with
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup strawberries
3 T sliced almonds

Lunch

”Paul’s Lunch at Wendy’s”: “Drive to Wendy's. Order 2 Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwiches and a Caesar's Salad. Throw away the buns and croutons. (Feed them to the birds).”*

Most fast food places now have similar options. Find out more about low-carb eating at fast food restaurants.
Snack

3 large mushrooms, each with 1 T of cream cheese-based cheese spread

Dinner

Chicken Club Wraps: Wrap the following divided between 3 large lettuce leaves. You can use low carb tortillas, but adjust the carb and fiber counts.
4 oz cooked chicken from deli (I get the whole roasted chickens)
1/2 cup sliced red pepper
1 plum tomato, sliced
1/2 avocado
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
It’s even better with bacon added, but you’d either have to cook it or get the already-cooked kind, so I left it out
Dessert: Raspberry Vanilla Cream – don’t worry, you can blend it up in 5 minutes
TAEBO BABY!!!!!
 
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DAY THREE!!!

of the 5day back on track weight loss challenge ...

AND THIS ISH IS NOT OVER YET?????

I'm hungry... well, maybe I'm not hungry, but I want to eat a bunch of sweet shit. I've had a hard day... I've got a lot of work to do. And I'd like to soothe my soul with chocolate ice cream and birthday cake...and yes... bacon!!!!

BUTTTTTTTTTT that's how I became the size of two people, so I probably shouldn't do that. Cheating on this particular diet is a no no... I am not trying to lose a massive amount of weight in 5 days. I am just trying to regain the self control I lost over the Thanksgiving Holiday. It's a big thing. There is a line from my book that I use for it's promo, and it goes like this...

"Whenever I’d go through something, anything, I’d eat, and eat, and eat. It didn’t matter if I was full, I didn’t eat to get full, I ate to feel better and it never ever worked."

That line is as true today as it ever was. I had my feelings hurt, I haven't had much sleep, and I am drowning in work. That is a recipe for fooooood therapy baby!!! I would normally hit the fridge hard and hit it low, but I didn't have to do that today. Today I just posted my unrealistic craving in my weigh loss group on fb   FIIF Getting Serious About Losing Weight  and the lovely ladies there came to my rescue. They commented right away, because they know how it feels to be where I am, and they reminded me of why I was doing what I'm doing...

For anyone following this blog, and may be wondering how I could have such a melt-down on the 3rd day of a 5day diet, the answer is simple... I have learned to use food as a drug and not a source of nourishment. That is a very hard habit to break, but I am glad to report that there is hope, and there is help if you know where to look. Just a few laughs was enough to pull me from the brink. A kind word, and gentle reminder of my goals, and suddenly I was no longer in desperate need for chocolate. Suddenly I was focused and ready to blog about my day. THANK YOU SO MUCH TEAM FIIF! 

Until tomorrow
Julia
Oh and if your not doing so please follow our sister group on twitter! TEAMFIIF @weightlossdivas!





My diet (I made some subs) My workout (2 miles in the after noon and walking video on youtube)
PROS: I proving to myself that I can exercise my will power!
CONS: OMG... if I'd list the cons today I would run out of blog space!





WEDNESDAY 11/28/2012 DAY 3 MENU AND WORKOUT 10 GLASSES OF H2O AND UPDATE MFP
Breakfast

1 cup plain, strained yogurt with cultures (see Yogurt Info)
1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
3 T sliced almonds

Lunch

Turkey Sandwich using 1 serving Flax Meal Focaccia Bread or other low carb bread, 3 oz turkey, 1 T mayonnaise, 1 large lettuce leaf, and ¼ cup alfalfa sprouts. If substituting other bread, note differences in carbs and fiber.
8 spears cooked asparagus marinated in sugar-free Italian dressing

Snack

1 large celery stalk
2 Tablespoons peanut butter

Dinner

Creamy Southwest Chicken
Refried Beans (made with black soy beans)
One cup (or more) of salad greens with low carb dressing
3 MILE WALK
 
 

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day Two!

Of the 5day get back on track with my weigh loss CHALLENGE!


I AM FUCKING HUNGRY!

LOL

I just want to eat everything in sight, but um, that would be counter productive so... I'm just going to follow my meal plan :) My family decided to have a beautifully fat filled breakfast while I ate eggs and grass. I'm not ashamed to admit that I had thoughts of killing them all. In fact, the only thing that saved them is my fear of jail, and, um you know... eternal damnation.

However, if they do that shit again tomorrow, I'm gonna go Micheal Myers on their asses!

now back to the challenge...

Today is Zumba day... I've picked out 3 different routines for anyone who cared to join me in my weight loss group on fb FIIF Getting Serious About Losing Weight  and our sister group on twitter! TEAMFIIF @weightlossdivas! I heart you ladies. Thanks for taking the journey with me <3 I would be lost without yas!

The hardest part about this challenge is remembering to eat, and making time in my schedule for myself. I am so behind in my work that I felt guilty when I took a half hour off to Zumba. And I zumbad my ass off... I messed up all the moves, but I was feeling it, and I was sweating... all in all, I'd call that a job well done.

I am posting early today because I've a ton of meetings this evening, and I've yet to get dressed... so here is the breakdown.

Breakfast (I made some subs)
Lunch (I followed to the T)
Dinner (I know I don't want what's on the menu)

Here is the plan... cause I've gots to make the donuts... I promise not to eat them teehee


TUESDAY 11/27/2012 DAY 2 MENU & WORKOUT 10 GLASSES H2O MFP UPDATE

Breakfast

3 eggs with ½ cup cooked spinach and 1 cup sliced raw mushrooms, sautéed (in omelet or scrambled together)
1 small slice cantaloupe (about 1/8 small melon)
1 Apple Flax Muffin (or could save muffin for lunch)

Lunch

3 cups chopped romaine or other dark green lettuce
Tuna Walnut Salad

Snack

Another Apple Flax Muffin with a nice cup of tea

Dinner

Lasagna in a Bowl
Green salad with low-carb dressing
 
 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day One!

As I ate a slice of my sister-friends cheesecake. I moaned with sexual climax like satisfaction.

This scared the living shit out of me...

And, if you follow my books, blogs, and tweets, you surely know why. I am a food addict. I don't eat to get full, or when I'm hungry, I usually stuff the face when something is bothering me. With the release of my first nonfiction yarn, "Fuck It, I'm Fat," I have made surprising progress. I started a support group on facebook FIIF Getting Serious About Losing Weight which has expanded to twitter TEAMFIIF @weightlossdivas and the fabulous women in both groups inspire me everyday. When I am weak for myself, I want to be strong for them <3


Now back to the cheesecake!

OMG that shit was calling me. I didn't have another slice, but I wanted one. Hell, I wanted the whole damn cake!!!! In a rare show of self-control I got up, washed my dish, and hightailed it out of there. Now before this day I was screazming in my groups how Thanksgiving wasn't going to have no damn hold on me. No Fuggen way!!!! I told my group members that I've experienced 34 Thanksgivings and I will not be moved off of my weight loss goals by a stuffed turkey and a slice of pie.

Then along came a delicious cheesecake that changed the game. I over indulged in alcohol, and rich foods. Not like I would have normally, but way too much all the same. Then I sat in the tub thinking... after all of my family went home taking the leftovers with them, THANK GOD, I wondered how hard it would be for me to get back on track. Turns out, not long at all...


Today was the first day of the challenge...

My diet (I made some subs) My workout (I knocked that out early)
PROS: I feel like I am getting back in control of my weight loss and I'm proud
CONS: I didn't want to finish half way in... I wasn't hungry for dinner, and doing the blog seemed like a major chore after spending the day chained to the computer! BUT FUCK THAT MONDAY IS DONE AND IN THE BAG... onward to day two

THE PLAN
MONDAY 11/26/2012 DAY 1 MENU AND WORK OUT 10 glasses of water &MFP update

Breakfast

Hot Peanut Butter Flax Cereal
1/4 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries on cereal

Lunch

Salad made with 4 cups chopped romaine or other dark green lettuce (i.e. not iceberg), half an avocado, and 4 oz cooked chicken meat, with Vinaigrette dressing such as Sweet and Sour Lime Dressing

Snack

1/4 cup whole almonds

Dinner

Grilled or Pan-fried Steak (5 oz raw)
1 cup green beans, prepared as you like them
1 cup Mushroom and Peppers with Wine and Herbs
My WORKOUT
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Adrienne Thompson Latest Smash Hit "See Me"






 Today I am honored to bring to you the newest release of Adrienne Thompson, my sister of the pen! Welcome to her Blog Tour. I am one of her biggest fans!







“I loved him so much. I loved him and I hated him. I needed him and I needed to be free of him. He was everything to me and he’d taken everything away from me.” –Olivia Moy from See Me
Hello, everyone, I’m Adrienne Thompson and See Me is my fifth novel. It is the story of Olivia Moy, the widow of a beloved and very celebrated author. When we first meet her, she is slowly losing the battle as she struggles to cope with her husband’s untimely death. Concerned about her condition, her son insists on taking her to his home where she soon befriends his neighbor. It is not long before Olivia begins to divulge the secrets of her marriage, secrets that can destroy her husband’s legacy and her world.


The very heart of this book deals with Domestic Abuse and its aftermath, as the main character is a survivor of unthinkable acts of abuse.
Domesticviolence.org defines domestic violence and emotional abuse as behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. It doesn’t matter if the parties are black, white, Latino, or Asian; rich or poor; married or dating. Domestic violence does not discriminate. It is a real problem that can affect anyone.
Did you know that:
·         Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
·         Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
·         Every day in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
·         Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.
·         Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.

October was Domestic Violence Awareness month, but honestly, every day of the year we should be aware of this horrible blight on society. We should never forget the abused. We should watch for signs in others. We should be there when they need us, and we should help them when they are ready to be helped. In other words, we should look past their smiles and the masks they might wear to hide the truth of their lives and really see them.

Here’s a short excerpt from the book:

A few minutes later we were sitting in the back of a taxi and my head was filled with questions I was afraid to ask. I could tell by the look in his eyes that he was in a zone. There was something he wanted to do, and if I stood in his way, he wouldn’t hesitate to plow over me.
The cab pulled to a stop at the entrance of a night club and though my curiosity was piqued, I kept my mouth shut and followed David into the dark club. I could feel the pounding of the loud club music in my chest, as if my heart had taken on its rhythm. David led me to a table near the rear of the club and quickly shooed the waitress away. We sat in silence and I could see David surveying the crowd as if he was looking for something or someone. A feeling of dread washed over me as my heart continued to thud in my chest.

See Me is currently available on Nook and Kindle:
Please visit my website for more information about me and my books: http://adriennethompsonwrites.webs.com/

I’d like to thank Julia for having me as a guest on her blog.  She’s an awesome author who greatly inspires me.

Married at sixteen, a mother twice by seventeen, and thrice a mother and divorced by twenty-four, Adrienne Thompson is no stranger to adversity. Not your typical teenage mother, she went on to complete her college degree and to earn her nursing license. She attributes God's faithfulness as the catalyst for her success in life. Now, having raised two children as a divorced mother, with a third fast approaching adulthood, she is sharing a long hidden talent and passion with the world. Using the lessons that life has so expertly taught her as a guideline (betrayal, abusive relationships, self-esteem issues, witnessing the deteriorating effects of drug abuse), she has created stories that will both entertain and inspire the reader. Adrienne currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter and moonlights as a Registered Nurse.





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