Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 23~ Fail.

~Chocolate bar donut
~Venti Skinny Hazelnut Latte
~Bagel & Cream Cheese

~1 sope  (usually get 2)
~ Carne Asada Taco (usually have 2)
~Small soft serve vanilla cone

~ Chicken Teriyaki Bowl w/ half of an avocado

And I will probably have a bowl of cereal! But I am back at the gym in the AM.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 22~ Moderation people!

I did 40 minutes on the treadmill today! YAY me!! =D and it felt good! I finally got my Zune situated and some earphones and can I just say music makes HUGE difference!! I was feelin it =D

~ 2 hard Boiled Eggs
~ .3/4 oz cheddar cheese
~ 2 saltine crackers
~ Poor Mans Coffee

~ Ham Sandwich from target (yuck! no bueno)
~Garlic Parmesean Chip(double yuck!)
~ Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte

~ 1 slice of Hawaiian style pizza

~ A cheeseburger KIDS meal from jack in the box (moderation people!!! oh and did those things get smaller or what!?! lol)

The End.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Healthy Chocolate Heaven

From my latest obsession 200 recipes under 200 calories by Hungry Girl I give you


3/4 cup fat-free chocolate ice cream
(1) 25 calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix
1 1/2 tablespoons Hersheys Syrup Lite Chocolate syrup
2 no calorie sweetner packets
2 cups crushed iced (10 to 14 ice cubes)

Fat free reddi whip & cherry


Dissolve Cocoa Mix & Sweetner in 1/4 cup hot water. Mix well.
Add syrup and 3/4 cup cold water and stir
Place crushed ice and ice cream in a blender. Top with liquid mixture.
At low to med speed blend until throughly mixed but not liquefied

Enjoy! =D

Per Serving (24 oz shake) 210 calories, <1g fat, 297mg sodium, 48g carbs, 3g fiber, 25g sugar, 7 g protein

I dont have pics because the BF actually made this one! he even mentioned putting a very small amount of skim milk so it blends easier. I can say it looks exactly like the pic on the recipe card and is REALLY yummy. I couldnt even tell it was all pretty much fat free and low calorie =D

Weigh in # 3 & Day 21~ No changes.

No Changes.

Starting BMI~ 38.9

Current BMI~ 38.6
Starting weight~ 230
Last weeks weight~ 225
Todays Weight~ 225
Week 3 loss/gain~ 0

~Venti Hazelnut Latte
~ 6 in chicken breast on wheat w/ lettuce, spinach, tomato,cucumbers, pickles, avocado, & honey mustard
~ Ms Vickies Jalapeno chips
~ Spaghetti (low fat, low cal) w/ cut up turkey sausage 1/3 less fat(or something)
~ 2 slices of wheat bread w/ I cant believe its not butter
~ Bowl of Reeses puffs w/ skim milk
~ Some reeses pieces (i was obviously craving PB!)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 18,19, & 20~ M.I.A.

I am back! I havent been up for my online food journal in the past few days. But no need to worry my hands werent too busy holding double doubles & fries. I have actually been doing ok. I havent been working out as much as I would like to but with Valentines, My 3 yr anniversary and summer coming up I am motivated to get my act together and getting back in the gym! =D

Yesterday I bought 200 recipes under 200 calories by Hungry Girl and I have already tried 3 recipes! and can I just say Y.U.M.M.Y!!! The BF & I were amazed. Today I will share "Lord of The Onion Rings" and "Jalapeno Swappers" with you. You MUST try them both =D

Jalapeno Swappers


5 fresh whole Jalapenos
1/2 cup Fiber One Bran Cereal (original)
1/4 cup ft free liquid egg substitute
1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded fat free cheddar cheese

~Pre heat oven to 350
~Halve Jalapenos and remove stems and seeds. Wash well & set aside.

~Stir together cream cheese and shredded cheese. Season with optional spice, if you like.

~Use a blender to grind fiber one to breadcrumb like consistency.

~Place crumbs in one bowl and egg substitue in another
~Stuff jalapeno halves with cheese mixture

~Carefully coat each half with egg substitute(1st) & fiber one crumbs (2nd)
~Place on baking sheet. 25 min for very spicy and 30 for medium hot
Enjoy! =D

Per serving (5 poppers) 126 cal, 1g fat, 425mg sodium,
22g carbs, 8 g fiber, 4g sugar, 14g protien

Lord of the Onion Rings

1 large onion
1/2 cup fiber one bran ceral original
1/4 cup fat free liquid egg substitute


~Preheat oven to 375
~Cute ends off onions and remove outer layer
~Cut onion into 1/2 in wide slices, and seperate into rings.
~Using a blender grind fiber one to crumblike consistency
~pour egg substitute into one bowl and fiber one into another
~dip onion ring into egg give a lil shake and then dip into fiber one
~Place on baking sheet
~Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Flip half way through.

Per Serving(Entire Recipe) 153 Cal, 1g fat, 379mg sodium, 41g carbs, 16 g fiber, 7g sugar, 9 g protien

I put my swappers and rings on the same baking sheet and baked together. (I am just impatient that way)

I love these hungry girl recipes not only because they are delish as well as healthy but also because they use alot of the same ingredients so once you buy them you can make a few different things! =D

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 17~ Emotional does not equal eat more!

I let my emotions get the best of me last night(tuesday) & I was sad about alot of things. So this morning when it came time to wake up and workout I didnt want too. I needed that extra hour of zzzzz's So the BF got up early and made me breakfast and packed me a healthy lunch. He is the best! =D


~ Alternative Bagel, slice of fat free cheese, and egg
~Venti NonFat Caramel Macc


~ (2) Turkey, Cheddar, Broccoli lean pockets
~Cut up mango, apples, strawberries
~Cherry coke zero <---yummy
~Doritos in moderation! I am pretty sure it was 1 serving


~ 2 Cheese enchiladas
~ Cup of rice
~Cup of beans

~ Diet Hot Chocolate (25 cal)
~ fat free whip (5 cal per tbsp)
~Mexican sweet bread

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 16~ Oops!

This is what happens when I eat cucumbers for lunch!

~ Alternative Bagel w/ egg, fat free cheese, and a turkey frank (sandwich form)
~Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte


~bowl of froot loops w/ skim milk

~ (2) slices of stuffed crust pizza meat trio style
~(4) crazy bread typ things (yup 4!! goodbye morning workout!)

Note to self: EAT LUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a lil self control helps too nicole!

k. I am done. Minor set back. Its back to the gym in the AM. My goal is at least 5 days this week! Ive done 2 =D

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 15~ Soup diet fail.

Yup you read it right! I managed to get through day 1 and I am donzo. BUT I am not discouraged! I went to the gym this morning before work for 45 minutes. I actually loved my workout this morning, I had so much more energy and I was in a great mood for a rainy monday. I would have gone after work for some strength training stuff but I was feeling craptastic with nausea and couldnt stomach it. But tomorrow is another day! =D


~Venti Skinny Hazelnut Latte
~ 2 hard boiled eggs
~ 3/4 oz of cheddar chees
~ 1 packet of saltines (2 crackers)


~Eat Fresh (Subway) BLT on wheat w/ 1 triangle of american cheese and half of a half of avocado.
~ Ms Vickies Jalepeno chips

~ A frakishly thin "managers special" beef steak hamburger type thing with turkey chili no beans and a slice of fat free cheese (which by the way is pretty yummy for 25 calories) on sandwich thins
~ I did put a handful of doritos in a bowl and pour some leftover chili on them, but only ate half <----kudos to me! Its all about moderation nicole! =D

Weigh in #2~ I Expected worse!

I knew this week was a tough one for me. I know I can do better. This week is out the door now! But before we do that here our my numbers!

Starting BMI~ 38.9
Current BMI~ 38.6
Starting weight~ 230
Last weeks weight~ 226.6
Todays Weight~ 225
loss/gain~ -1.6

I'll take it! and I am motivated to get back on track! I just signed up for the gym and its going to be my 2nd home! from here on out =D

Week 3 lets go!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 14~ Soup & Fruit

This morning the BF and I went to get all the ingredients for the Sacred Heart Diet soup and for the next 3 days. Back in the kitchen we were ready to do some cooking, and when I say "we" I really mean ME. SO I chopped up all the veggies and was bowing down to my slap chop that I got for christmas, otherwise my hand would have just fallen off! SO I give you PICTURES!

2lbs of chopped carrots

2 large chopped onions

chopped up celery bunch

1 small cabbage

2 chopped green peppers

2 cans of drained green beans

I forgot pictures of when I put 2 cans of stewed tomatoes in! after that my 100% fat free chicken broth, beef broullion, and water to cover all the goodies. Then 10 minutes of a rapid boil and about 1/2 hr or so of simmer until the veggies were soft.

Today overall is good. I've had plenty of fruit so I am NOT starving, and 2 bowls of the soup. Which by the way is pretty good after some salt & pepper. One downside, and sorry for the TMI, but todays menu has brought on alot of gas! and because of all the water, frequent trips to the potty.

Apples, Oranges, Strawberries, and Mango

I am worried about day 2 because its veggies ONLY! but I figure I will just eat more soup! and some veggies, then for dinner i get a large baked potato and butter! =D

**all pics taken by yours truly!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 13~ Fad Diets

I am going to start the Sacred Heart Diet tomorrow. Now before you go rolling your eyes hear me out!!

Last week a patient came in with copies of this diet that she was on day 5 of and was already down 11 pounds! I nearly knocked her over in my attempt to grab one. I read it a few times, and then called the BF to see what he thought of it. The BF said it sounded good enough to give it a try & that he would do the diet with me. Over the next few days I spent a good amount of time googling this diet. The Sacred Heart Diet. I wasn't really concerned with the fact that it originated from a lie and was considered an "urban legend"(They say hospitals use it to help heart surgery patients loose alot of weight before surgery) I mean your talking about a girl who tried that lemonade diet!! Yup I did it. Well only for a day I love food WAY too much for that diet. & the speical k diet. ANYWAY back to the subject at hand, I read the good, the bad, and the ugly on this diet! & let me tell you you could go crazy reading all these comments! All of the comments & reviews I read said that the diet does work, but all the weight is gained back & then some. BUT, as you all know I have been on a "diet" for the past 2 weeks and know the do's & dont's to loose weight. I just want a jump start, you know like "hey this feels gooood, let me keep it up!". At the end of all my research I just decided I need to try it for myself.

So here it is (scroll down if you already know all this stuff)

Day 1

Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.

Day 2
All vegetables. Eat until you are full with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn.
Eat veggies along with the soup.
A baked potato and dinner time with butter.
Don’t eat any fruits through today.

Day 3

Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato.

Day 4

Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup.

Day 5

Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.

Day 6

Beef and veggies, eat to your heart’s content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.

Day 7

Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, until full (and eat the soup).
You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.

Drinks Allowed
■Unsweetened juices

■Tea (also herbal)


■Cranberry juice

■Skim milk

■Lots of water

Soup Recipe
■1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes

■3 plus large green onions

■1 large can of beef broth (no fat)

■1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix (chicken noodle)

■1 bunch of celery

■2 cans green beans

■2 lbs. Carrots

■2 Green Peppers

Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire sauce. Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. Cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until vegetables are tender.

The soup can be eaten at any time.

Ok, so go ahead NOW roll your eyes & judge me lol.
I like this plan because its very clear on the do's and dont's you cant really go wrong if you follow it! Of course on Day 8 I am not going to run to McDonalds & pig out, its back to my normal routine.
I also joined the YMCA today AND was given $50 off because I had joined another one close to our old apt. ::happy dance:: We will start bright & early on Monday since they are closed on sundays.
I was reluctant to tell you what I ate today but heck I'll just do it! I promised myself I would no matter how bad it was so here it goes:
~ Eat Fresh (Subway) Steak & cheese w/ avocado on flatbread.
Midday Snack
~ (Jack In The Box) 1 taco & 1 chicken sandwich from the $1 menu.
~(In n Out) Double Double Cheeseburger, Fries, & a chocolate milkshake
~ 1lb of beef steak and 2 baby sweet rolls.
I cringe just typing this! It was all very yummy but I dont want to do it again promise! =D

Day 12~ Lesson Learned.

Carly @ a girl and her blog wrote a beautifuly honest post she called "The Fat Rant" and the questions she posed were Who are we dieting for? Society? a guy?  & Do you love yourself? and I just wanted to answer those questions, I do LOVE myself, believe me I do. I am dieting to fit into my clothes, I am dieting to be healthier, and honestly if you must know I want a baby(not ASAP but before I am 28!) and I want/need to be in shape to conceive & carry a healthy baby and to raise one! & for the record I would NEVER diet for a guy! My BF loves every inch of me just the way I am, and if he didnt he knows where to find the door, I am losing weight for me and no one else. What about you? =D

Breakfast= Baaaaaad =(

~Venti Skinny Hazelnut Latte
~Bagel & Cream Cheese
~Chocolate bar donut (in my defense the box was labeled "cooked light and non greasy!)


~ I ordered a grilled chicken salad BUT I got a greek chicken salad and hated everything in it! SO I only ate the lettuce, tomato,grilled chicken, and 4 triangled pitas & a diet coke

~(4) fries and (1) piece of fried zucchini (apparently I have no self control) =(


Nothing. Because all of the previous things I ate my stomach did not approve of! and lets just say it got UGLY!

After I was feeling better I had a bowl of lucky charms with skim milk & one slice of wheat bread with a lil peanut butter.

No workout & No H20 (yes no h20 means absolutely NO water, horrible right??)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 11~ I am ok really I am!

Today was a good day! Maybe not like "diet" wise but I was in a GREAT mood. My work shirt I havent worn in months because it was so snug now fit perfectly! & I loved it. My Non fat caramel macc was made perfectly! Work was good. And when the annoying lady on the road pissed me off after work, it was made all better by my adorably hilarious lil 12 yr old brother! (THANKS BF for my bluetooth!) =D All my bills are paid and this saturday I am joining the Y! (Its fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A!!lol) Anyway lets get down to business!

~ 1 venti non fat caramel macc
~Raisin & Spice oatmeal (labeled lower sugar)

~ 2 fresco(lettuce,meat,and salsa) tacos from taco bell ( I am thinkin now I could have just had 1...note to self for next time)
~1 fresco steak burrito(same as about with steak & beans)

~80/20 hamburger patty on a hamburger bun topped with half a slice of fat free cheese, fat free mayo,mustard,half a small avocado, & ketchup)
~ Teriyaki rice (w/o the "optional" vegetable oil)

~??? But I am a tad hungry! maybe an orange

p.s. no workout or h20. booooooo. but the gym will help out SO much I cant wait(ha. never thought i'd say that!)=D

Day 10~ In a funk.

No Workout (due to rain! I know pathetic excuse!)
No h2o! (I forgot my water thermos another lamo excuse)


~ 2 mini rice krispies
~2 Airheads


~Chicken Alfredo Lean Cuisine
~Sugar free choc pudding
~(2) string cheeses (light)


~ Spaghetti (witha cut up turkey sausage link & pasta thats supposed to be healthy its in a purple box with low cal & fat!)
~ 2 pieces of wheat bread with a few sprays of I cant believe its not butter.

I am not doing god awful but I am not doing my best! I'll get it back dont worry! =D

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 9~ I dont want to talk about it

No workout. (although I did punish myself and did NOT have a latte)

Pathetic amount of H20.


~Bowl of Special K Chocolate Delight


~ Progresso Light italian vegetable soup
~2 slices of wheat bread with 1 slice of fat free cheese popped in the toaster over(yet again)
~Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding
~String Cheese(light)


~Croissant (sp?)


~ This kinda small wierd FRIED spinach and cheese roll from a pizzeria that I am still not sure how I feel about it. It wasnt good but was not gross.

~String Cheese(light)

I am struggling people! I mean I am not being Baaaaaad but getting close! I need to get it together =(

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day~8 Refund Policy?

Morning Walk.Fail.
I am so disappointed in myself. Not walking this morning affected my whole day. I am disappointed that I overslept, didnt exercise, and did not have time to have a proper breakfast.

Water Consumption.Fail.

Because of my late(ness) I forgot my water thermos and didnt think about drinking water until well into my day! so roughly I only consumed 40oz.

30 Day Shred.Fail.

Ten minutes into this god awful workout I realized the following...1) I have no curtains, thanks to my cat, and knowing someone can see me & my ginormous size doing jumping jacks is a horrible feeling I just couldnt handle. 2) I live upstairs and doing said jumping jacks and jump roping is very inconsiderate. SO the BF & I agreed this wouldnt work and we then took ourselves out to walk for awhile. I am sad this it wont work out but its not stopping me! and the fact that I didnt just turn off the dvd and go to bed proves that I am not quitting and I am still motivated!
(whos thinking a 30 day shred giveaway is in order??!!lol)


~Venti Skinny Hazelnut Latte
~Bagel & Cream Cheese <---- see! had I worked out in the a.m I would have had a healthy breakfast and not this! BUT in my defense it could have been a blueberry muffin! haha

Midday Snack

~(1)Light String Cheese


~Tuna noodle smart one
~ 2 slices of wheat bread and 1 slice of fat free cheese slapped together and popped in the toaster oven
~Sugar Free Choc Pudding


~1 piece of skinless boneless chicken breast tossed in a lil shake n bake
~1 small can of peas
~and 1 cup of cheddar broccoli rice (that I am now taking out of my diet upon figuring out it almost 300 cal!)


Either an orange or a bowl of froot loops w/ skim milk for my waists sake I am hoping an orange!!

SO in conclusion today was a bad day. and I felt sucky all day! but its over and I am not going to dwell on it! tomorrow is another day and I will kick its a**!! =D

Weigh in #1~ Happy Dance!

I bought this The Biggest Loser™ CalMax™ Electronic Scale yesterday @ Kohls on sale! for 29.99 reg 49.99!! and I had a gift card =D Not only does it weigh you (duh) but it gives you based on your weight how many calories you should be eating daily so you know if you eat least you can loose weight based on calories alone! I love this thing.

Except mine is black.

SO the moment I have been waiting for ALL week...all the blood, sweat, and tears ok maybe not blood but you know what I mean! Without further ado I give you my numbers!

Starting BMI~ 39.5
Current BMI~ 38.9
Starting Weight~ 230.0
Current Weight~ 226.6
Gain/Loss~ -3.4

I am so proud of myself! This motivates me even more! =D

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 7~ 1 week down.

Well I survived the weekend and all its temptations! Everyday that passes I am so proud of myself and I am extremely motivated!


Eggs w/ cut up turkey sausage mixed in
2 slice of wheat bread with some sprays of I cant believe its not butter


Boneless skinless chicken in between 2 wheat sandwich thins w/ tomato, avocado, 1 slice of fat free cheese, smart beat mayo,and ketchup
1 1/2 cup of 98% Fat Free Baked Beans

Midday Snack

Fruit Smoothie (mango,strawberries,fat free no sugar added vanilla ice cream,and ice) I think. The BF made it.


(2) Tacos~ 80/20 beef seasoned with taco sauce, fat free beans,tomato,fat free sour cream, salsa, and reduced fat mexican blend cheese in a taco shell.

This weekend I must confess my water intake slipped drastically! and my diet dr pepper intake increased drastically. I think its because during the week water is right in front of me all day, on my desk, and I am always reminded. SO my goal next weekend is to up the h2o. I also didnt exercise today partly because it was kind of warm and partly because I am bracing myself for the crazy that is Jillian Michaels & her 30 day shred! and going from working out zero days to 4 out of 7 is not to shabby for nicole! =D

Week 2 Bring it!!!

Oh and please stop by for my weigh in tomm!!! =D I am soo excited. The post will be up bright & early (pst)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 6~ The Picture Edition

I had a good day today. This morning the BF and I got up at 7am and headed out to a park nearby to do some laps, 45 minutes worth, the weather was perfect and there were ducks to keep us entertained. After that we headed to walmart and stocked up on some healthy eats.

Now on to the  pictures! Clearly I had some time on my hands today!

Subway~ 6 inch On wheat with egg whites veggies and avocado YUMMY! Eat Fresh =D


I found this pork @ Walmart and each serving is 1/4 cup and the damage(weight watcher style) is 80 cal 2g fat & 0 Fiber. Since I didnt feel like making a side I had 2! And those sandwich thins are heaven sent! =D


Crust is whole wheat and turkey pepperoni is so good! All from Walmart I love that place!


I also purshased these!

The Shred was on sale for $9!! I couldnt pass it up! But after all the horror stories Ive read in blogland I am VERY afraid! haha. So I'll start on Monday! & if I succeed  it takes me right up to my Laughlin trip on Valentines Day Weekend! =D

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 5~ Dear Weekend, Bring it on!

Not to toot my own horn but I am so excited about where I am, and how I am feeling right now! Its like a 180 from last week! =D

Today was great! I drank water like nobodys business. I didnt even have to tell myself "hey! Drink up!" I just kept saying "hey! I need to refill my water thermos!" =D

This morning I woke up sore like in severe pain! so I promised myself I will workout Saturday & Sunday, and snoozed my alarm clock.


  • Venti Skinny Hazelnut Latte (dont even ge tme started on the drama that went along with finally ending up with my beloved latte!)
  • A bite size snickers to calm myself from said fiasco! Obviously I am an emotional eater!
  • Smart One, it was some sort of flatbread thing with chicken cheese tomatoes and peppers
  • 1 mango my BF kindly sliced for me this morning
  • 100 calorie nutty bar (clearly I love these!)
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding
  • Cup of rice
  • A bbq chicken salad with a lil crumbled blue cheese and avocado
(both from a sushi place that says on its menu "Low Fat, Low Calorie, No MSG") =D

Evening Snack
  • Bowl of froot loops with 1/2 a cup of fat free milk

This weekend I plan to get a workout dvd as previously mentioned. And change up my snacks and lunch sides so I dont get bored. I also need more fruits, I really enjoy them, and they are very filling.

I hope everyone is doing great with there 2010 goals! Lets keep it up!  =D

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 4~ No Pain, No Gain

This arrived today with my Avon order and can I just say that my 20 minute Intermediate lower body workout felt like 40 minutes! This thing is going to work miracles! I hope lol

Day 4

Today went well. All of this waking up at 4:30 in the am is kicking my butt though, by days end I am extremely exhausted and sore! But its all worth it because I feel great! This morning I was back up and doing my 30 minute walk before work and this evening I did the previosuly mentioned workout dvd. I really feel sorry for the instructor lady I am sure she is a really nice gal, BUT, I hate her guts! haha. I curse at her a lot and do lewd jestures I learned from watching wrestling! lol(WWE,TNA,etc)

Whats in my belly!?

~ A bowl of fruit loops with a 1/2 cup of milk
~ Apple

~ Egg salad sandwich on wheat
~Celery with an itty bitty package of PB

~Footlong oven roasted chicken sandwich on wheat with lettuce, spinach,tomato,salt  & pepper,cucumbers, pickles, avocado, and mustard

Evening Snack
~100 calorie nutty bar

At work we have a patient who is retired and LOVEs to bake and in BULK he ALWAYS brings in cookies, cakes, and bread and its all 100% yummy! Well he didnt fail today, he brought some treats and just smelling it made me feel fatter! haha. I am so glad they take it to the back where I cant see it. I sadly declined! Later I will feel better about my decision but NOT now!

Does anyone watch The Biggest Loser? I was watching the season premiere and literally cried the whole episode! But I was very encouraged at the end! I am hooked. I have never watched it before and couldnt understand the hoopla but I get it now, maybe, because of what I am doing now or from the lack of better options either way I am watching! My favs are Patti & Stephanie and Miggy & Migdalia. Who are yours?!

Day 3~ Really has it been 3 days already!?

The BF kindly informed me that my format is getting BORING! ::gasps!:: so I am going to try and switch it up a tad. I really want to include my daily meals even if that IS boring because in the future I would like to be able to refer to what works for me & what doesnt and maybe help others get ideas too =D

Now on to Day 3.

After Day 2's workout I was pretty much exhausted and sore. So for Day 3 I didnt workout. I wanted to take a day off anyways because since I am doing the same thing for my workout I knew I was going to start getting bored  and not want to do it at all anymore. As for water I am pretty sure I have this down now, which is a relief because day 1 was discouraging. And now I know I will just keep adding more ounces without a problem.

My Eats

~ (1) packet of raisin & spice oatmeal

~(2) Ham & Cheese whole grain lean pockets
~(1) Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding
~(1) Orange
~(1) 100 calorie Nutty bar

~ 80/20 Ground Beef Hamburger Patty w/ 1 fat free slice of cheese and 1/2 cup of fat free no beans turkey chili on a white bun.
~ Broccoli Cheddar Rice w/o the "optional" tablespoon of butter

Evening Snack
~ The BF cut me up a fruit bowl that consisted of Mango, Apple, & Orange he is pretty much awesome! =0)

I am so excited that this has lasted past Monday! Because normally thats what happens! All weekend I say ok ok monday I will start my diet Monday, and by Tuesday there I am, at a jack in the box drive thru! So I am optimistic about THIS time around = D Over the weekend I am going to go purchase another workout DVD Any suggestions? I've heard alot about Jillians 30 day shred but I am not sure I am ready yet! ha.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 2~ Better Late Than Never

Exercise? Yes! The BF & I did the exact same thing as Day 1 woke up before the birds and went for a walk. That morning was WAY colder than the previous morning so I just sped up my pace to warm up! Then when we got home we did the only workout dvd we own its a weight watchers Intermediate one & its intense considering I am NO where near Intermediate! But I didnt want to got outside so we did it anyways and let me tell you it was exhausting! I was so sore but it felt good.

Water? Yes! I actually met my goal I set for after Day 1! I had 84oz of water woo freakin hoo!  I think the problem is I drink all my water at work becuase its really close by and FREE and at home I have none! So I fixed that problem and bought some at the store so I would be able to drink it at home as well. The BF is not sold on getting one of those dispensers from arrowhead or sparkletts yet...sigh.

What Was On My Plate?


  • One packet of lower sugar oatmeal raisin & spice and one scrambled egg.
  • A venti SKINNY(sugar free,fat free) hazelnut latte

Midday Snack

  •  (1) pack of sliced apples and Peanut Butter (a very small portion)



  • Smart One~ Ziti Pasta
  • (1) slice of Fat Free cheese in between two slices of wheat bread popped in the toaster oven
  • (1) Apple
  • (1) sugar free cup of chocolate pudding
  • (1) 100 calorie Nutty Bar

No afternoon snack =(


  •  2 wafer thinish pork chops in "pork n bake" a.k.a shake n bake
  • 1 cup of 98% fat free baked beans
  • 1/2 cup of green giants broccoli and cheddar

Evening Snack
  • 2oz of sliced watermelon


 Temptations? Vending Machine. You will probably be seeing this ALOT because its there everyday but today the vending machine in the hallway was calling my name and let me tell you there is nothing healthy in there since the lady who fills it could give a rats a** about calories & fat grams. I walk by this thing many many times and I refrained! But it is there EVERYDAY =( oh well. 



 Goals For Tomorrow? Yes. Eat more fruit & veggies. & think positive thoughts.


Notes/Comments? I am really proud of myself for getting past another day but I cant help but be negative! I keep thinking this is going to take FOREVER! and its HOPELESS. The thoughts are short lived because I keep reminding myself I am working on life long changes and not a quick fix. I am trying to teach my body that we dont need greasy cheeseburgers and fries (even though we do LOVE them) I also need to learn that even though we arent running marathons at least I am moving! and its baby steps!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 1~ Baby Steps

In an effort to not ramble & get to the point I would like to develop some sort of format to my daily posts. SO please bear with me! =D

Exercise? Yes! The BF & I were up @ 4:40am out of the apt by 4:50 went for a 30 minute walk and got home with time to freshen up make a lunch and have breakfast and be out by 5:50! Whew. Then when we got home we walked to the BF's moms work to pick something up, and that was another 30 minutes of walking! I was so proud of us for not driving over! Yay =)

Water? Its so hard for me to consume large amounts of water that today I really took baby steps. I drank 48oz of water. Its tough not only because it got boring but because it calls for frequent potty trips! and since our bathroom is clear on the other side of the building its time consuming but also allows for more moving around so I guess it can be a good thing. Tomorrow I will start bringing my sugar free flavored packets for my water so I will drink more.

What Was On My Plate?

  • One scrambled egg with a half of a cut up jenny o turkey frank topped with a half a slice of fat free cheese in between to slices of wheat bread
  • A venti SKINNY(sugar free,fat free) hazelnut latte
Midday Snack
  • (1) pack of sliced apples and Peanut Butter (a very small portion)

  • (1) Can of Progresso Light Chicken Noodle soup <---- very yummy pleasantly suprised
  • (1) slice of Fat Free cheese in between two slices of wheat bread popped in the toaster oven
  • (1) Apple
  • (1) sugar free cup of chocolate pudding
  • (1) 100 calorie Nutty Bar
 Afternoon Snack
  • (1) 100 calorie Nutty Bar
  • Tuna Helper w/ I cant believe its not butter & fat free milk
  • (2) Slices of Wheat Bread with a few sprays of I cant believe its not butter
Temptations? Hell.To.The.Yes. For some reason I had it in my head that EVERYONE would be on a diet after new years and not bring yummy treats anymore...WRONG! I was tempted with Chips, 7 layer Dip & Chocolate cake. I am happy to report I passed on both offers! =D

Goals For Tomorrow? Yes. Drink more water & have less bread.

Notes/Comments? Day 1's are both easy and tough for me. Easy because I am always super motivated and pumped up there is NO way I am messing up! But tough because WOW there are a whole lot of temptations & I always get in my head when I walking and say things like "what is a half hour going to do? I might as well have just slept in" or "Maybe I am just too far gone and its hopeless!" BUT luckily I have an incredibly supportive and encouraging BF that gets me back on track! =D Days 2...3...4...5..and so on scare that crap out of me! but I am not going to look that far ahead yet. I am working on one day at a time and baby steps.

Moment of Truth

This first step of actually making a decision to lose weight was pretty easy. The next step to create a blog to document my progress was a little tough because I need to decide wether I wanted to put it ALL out there literally. I didnt want to be half a**ed But I dint want anyone around if I were to fail. I decided I want to set up this blog to hold me accountable & it that step was easy. This step here the 3rd step was humbling. I mean I knew my sizes were going up, and my "stamina" was slowing but I didnt really know the numbers.  I didnt want to know. But obviously I need to know because I want to see what I have accomplished. I know it will show in my clothes and how I feel but lets be honest the numbers are just as important. So here it is the ugly truth....Deep breath...

Neck~ 16
Arms~ 13 3/4
Bust~ 45 1/2
Waist~ 45
Thighs~ 27 1/2
Calf 17 1/2

Weight~ 230
BMI~ 39.5 Obese (severe)

Holy moly I cant believe I just posted this on the world wide web! After some sobbing I am ready to do this! Game on.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Here's to Keeping My Resolution!

Hi my name is Nicole and I LOVE food =D I know there is nothing wrong with loving food but there is something wrong when its pretty much taken over my life maybe not food but my weight from choosing the wrong food in an outrageous portions. Lately I have been just feeling anything but a sexy beautiful woman and it needs to change! Coincidentally it comes right as the new year begins which is awesome because I know I wont be going through this alone! & I know everyone is up for supporting each other in this battle against the bulge. I wanted to do this blog seperately from my "regular" blog because I dont want to bore anyone or myself to death with all this weight talk!

I am not following any plan yet. Mainly because I cant financially. Once I get on track with my money I will be joining weight watchers for the 1,526 time! ha ok maybe not THAT many but enough to where the class leader lady says "well nicole why dont you share since this isnt your first time" WHAT THE CRAP lady!? No need to call me out! (can you tell I am still not over that one!) Anyway so for now, on a budget, I am going to be making better food choices, control my portions,drink lots of water, & exercise ALOT. I will be incorporating a little of what I learned from my various WW experiences and maybe do little bit of my Richard Simmons sweating to the oldies tapes! =D

My hopes are to blog here daily. Even if it is just a few sentences about what I ate, if I exercised and what I did, or something I am struggling with, or something I am doing really good at just SOMETHING for motivation and lets face it encouragement& support. My next post will be those dreaded numbers & pics. I also hope to weigh in weekly and do measurements every 3 weeks.

I know I can do this. I know you can do this! We can do it =D

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