Friday, January 28, 2011

Not gaining... Weird...?

Ellipitcal: 30minutes
Calories: 409

I just read this great article...


Thursday = sick day

Step Class: 30minutes
Calories: 546

The day started ok... then around 10:30 it all fell apart. I couldn't stand up, but I couldn't sit down. I was crampy, bloated and sweating. I couldn't focus, because of the intense pain radiating through me.
I took something for it... there was NO way I was missing Angela's step class... all week I look forward to this.

I also know that exercise releases endorphins that make pain go away... this is a scam. I went to the class... I survived for 10 minutes and then all the energy was sucked from my body and I was in the MOST pain ever. I powered through... "I can do this" repeated in my head, until it became too much and I gave in to the pain.

I, with my head hung low, left the class early... I went back to my desk and sat in pain, moaning about discomfort. I took something for it, but I had already jumped over the cliff and was falling in to a deep pit of discomfort.

I asked to go home... I went home.

I took something for it and fell asleep until morning.

I am back today and just thinking about heading to the gym... Hmm...

I have the bridal show tonight, which means lots of extra walking, but they also have chocolate dipped peanut ice cream cones and just thinking about it... I want it!

Hmm... off to the gym.


Pounds to lose: 15

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Be afraid of Cardio Kerry

Spinning: 45minutes
Calories: 670

Woah! Kerry killed it today with cardio... I always love her spinning class, but today she dropped the strength training and went straight for the endless sprints and elevated heart rate.

My body is aching ALL over... it feels SO good.

Tonight is WEEK TWO of '100 push-ups'. I am already sore, but looking forward to the challenge.

The Resolutionists are fading... yay!! And I am once again on the elite 15... woo!

I am a wealth of information today... check out the link.

10 fitness rules to live by... by Vitamin Water Canada


Pounds to Lose: 17

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Monday!!

Eliptical: 15 minutes
Running: 25 minutes
Abs: 10minutes
Calories: 677

Yes, I did a lot today, but that was only because the resolutionists were bunging up the machines.

I had a terrible weekend. It was stressful and I passed the time by baking. I made the biggest, baddest, chocolatest cookies EVER!! They were amazing... in fact, they still are amazing, but I am not allowed to consume them until the weekend. I am VERY strict during the week... I let it ALL hang out on the weekend.

That's a little dramatic... on the weekends I don't drink nearly enough water, I don't work-out and I don't track calories. I am still cautious of what I eat and when. I still attempt to drink water. I get caught up on my sleep and prepare for my week of discipline.

It works for me.

And the cookies were amazing... silly boys for getting me all worked up.

I am always up on Monday's, but I will be back down on Tuesday.

I have made a NEW pack... I will NOT dress shop (wedding dress) until I lose the full 25 pounds. I have about 18 to go. I think that is fair, besides I work better with deadlines and what better deadline than walking down the aisle with hundreds (yes, hundreds) of people watching you. I don't want to be a fat bride, that can't have the dress of her dreams because it doesn't fit.

That's it... no funny pictures today... WAIT... my gift to you... here is Richard playing Call of Duty with his friends... hehe!
He really is this cute... :)

Pounds to Lose: 17

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday... reporting for Thursday!

Step Class: 45minutes
Calories: 670

I missed writing yesterday... so you get TWO posts for the price of one.

Yesterday I attended Angela's Step Class... they call the beast and while I am keeled over in PAIN she doesn't even break a sweat. She just floats over the step and back. It amazes me. I love her class, but with all the months I have been attending one would think it would get easier... it doesn't. I nearly DIED yesterday.

Good News is I weighed in this morning at my lightest of 20-11. I have so far dropped 6 pounds!! Woo!

I was thinking of a funny thing on Wednesday (and I forgot to post, sorry)... my ankles are the fittest part of my body. My feet are second. This I realized during 'On the Ball' with Angela. In order to work the inner thigh, you lay on your side and rest your top foot on the ball in front of you...

You lift the lower leg and it flexes the inner thigh muscle (great workout if you have the ball(s)... its a funny - ha!).

The funny thing is facing the mirror your lower leg looks detached, because your middle is blocked by the BIG pink ball. I have fascinated watching this severed leg lift and lower... I liked how athletic and strong it looked. I often forgot it was my leg... the rest of me in a HOT mess during my work-outs.

I am NOT there to win any beauty pageant and I disgusting... sweaty and bugling in my tight pants, but my ankle and foot look great!

Weird?? Yea.

Had to share!


Pounds to Lose: 14

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dream sabotage?!?!

On the Ball: 30minutes
Calories: 320

Last night in my sweet escape of sleep I sabotaged myself. I woke up confused and upset... until I realized it was a dream.

In my dream I was working (and sleeping which is VERY odd) at a bakery. Every night I would open ALL the windows to get a cross breeze which was always too strong. So strong it would knock all my plants off their shelves sometimes knocking them into the neighbours yard (and I am still trying to get them back).

So in the chaos of my sleeping pattern I started to bake 'Santa's Whiskers' (my new favorite cookie). Then I preceded to eat the entire BATCH! AH!

In my dream I just enjoyed the sweet taste, but I woke up afraid to get on the scale... angry about throwing away all my hard work.

On that note I was VERY good yesterday.... no extra snacking (healthy or otherwise). Go me!

Ok... I am always running late.


Pounds to Lose: 16

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The NEW playlist.

Spinning: 45 minutes
Calories: 720

Hey! Kerri put on a NEW play list... it was intense and a nice change of pace.

...I had something clever and intelligent to write... its gone.


Pounds to Lose: 18

Coconut? Or Bowling Ball?

I have heard this before... the magic of the coconut, but I don't know what to believe. I first heard about the true powers of coconut as an energy drink, perfect post work out. I also learned it has the genetic build up to do blood transfusions IF blood is not available. It happen in the war... or something (not that I am shooluffing off the incredible-ness of that feat, I just don't need it :)

I thought about drinking coconut water after a good sweat, but couldn't get past the texture and didn't find enough articles to back it up PLUS it is hard to find and I am ALWAYS on a budget.

Now the sneaky little coconut has popped up again... this time as a 'cure' for hypothyroidism... the BAIN of my existence. This theory says that the natural build up of coconut oil can aid in treating hypothyroidism and help you loose weight by simply working it into your diet. Sounds good right? Is it true? Am I getting sucked in my another fad? I am such a sucker for a good weight loss scam.

I just want to be skinny so badly and nothing works... not even the traditional diet and exercise. Hmmm...

Now before everyone gets excited... I am not going to shell out the money for MORE pills, but I am going to a naturopath. I am going to ask them hundreds of questions... I want to be healthy, but I don't know how to get there.

Check out the article...

What do you think? Am I getting scammed again???

Off to spin...

Monday, January 17, 2011

I love crackers!

Running: 35minutes (15 run + 20 run/sprint/walk)
Calories: 534

I love crackers; like I am IN love with crackers and would marry them, if they'd have me. I could dine on crackers 24 hours a day and never tire of their buttery goodness.

Alas I am not allowed to do so. The diet and impending wedding do not allow a diet strictly built on crackers. I wish some magical creature would develop the 'cracker diet'.

I did indulge this weekend... I wanted to avoid chips, candy and pop. I did so by snacking on trail mix, bananas and crackers. It went alright... I was hungry a lot, but otherwise good.

I even cleansed this weekend and by 'cleanse' I mean drinking a little (a lot) too much and ending up evacuation my stomach... several times. The magic of alcohol... it not only blurs your judgement and makes drinking oil seem like an EASY bet, but it cleans out your system... I spent the next 24 hours running to the lieu to get all the 'gross' out of me. All the while I vowed to NEVER drink (beer) again.

I am NOT promoting drinking... I had one heck of a headache the next day, but it did keep me from gaining everything over the cottage weekend, which is a miracle in and of itself.

Ok... I rambled, sorry.

I ran today. It felt... it felt like running. I did it and I am glad its over.


Pounds to lose: 20

PS... Don't you WISH there were pictures for this post?!?!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Stepping it Up: 45minutes
Calories: 670

Wow!! Angela is ridiculous... no one could keep up - NO ONE!

I felt good... my legs worked harder than I thought they could and I think I am finally getting the hang of it.

Although my body is revolting against me... this week I didn't lose anything and I gained everything back from last week. WHAT THE F?!?! I don't know... I stayed under my daily calories, I went to the gym, I took my vitamins, slept 8 hours a night and drank incredible amounts of water. I just don't get it and its disheartening... I just want to get fit. I just want it to work.

I am not sure what part of my new routine is causing the upset, but I wish it would just be simple.

I am hoping to get to a naturopath next week.... maybe they can shed some light on my issues.

Have a great weekend... I won't be back tomorrow. I will be in the great white north battling moose.


Pounds to lose: 19

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


On The Ball: 30minutes
Calories: 365
That is all. Yay!

Pounds to Lose: 19

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Mouth is On FIRE!

Running: 40minutes
Calories: 534

I opted to start my new year with soup -- its easier than salad and less carbs than a sandwich, but I HATE soup! I thought I would try a variety of soups and I found out today... I don't like gumbo. In fact, I would rather starve than finish my bowl of nasty.

My nose is running from the spicy sausage and my belly is gargling, but the lack of content.

Bad plan.

Running went well those... I dug in and pushed through a VERY crampy tummy (thanks, Candy!).

I feel good to be back at it...


Pounds to Lose: 20

Squeaked it in!

Elliptical: 35minutes
Calories: 520

I managed to squeak in a work-out... I shouldn't have. I was WAY too busy, but I try to book my work-outs like I book a meeting, without the ability to 'cancel' or 'postpone'. It's also nice to get away from my desk and clear my head.

I weighed in and lost 3 pounds this week! Woo!

Sadly this weekend wasn't good to my diet... I was surrounded by temptation and didn't win... it's Monday morning and I am up 4 pounds. I am sure I will be back on track by Wednesday, but I wish I didn't have to get 'back on track' at the start of every week.

I know as I am eating the chocolate, cookie and candies that its bad for me... that it is the reason I am not skinny and that I will have to work EXTRA hard to get BACK to where I was, but it doesn't stop me. I wonder is that is how junkies feel... hmm...

Anyways... it is a new week and with a VERY healthy packed lunch I start my day.

I also contacted a few naturopaths... I think I am going to see if I can naturally treat my hypothyroidism... I have to do something.

Wish my luck.


Pounds to lose: 20

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Step Class: 45minutes
Calories: 670

Something put a little PEP in my step... maybe the vitamins are helping. I was bouncing ALL over the place during step today! Woo!

I had to cut back, because I didn't actually sleep last night... WIRED! Side effect... not sure. We'll tonight because I. AM. TIRED.

I am swamped, but wanted to get in a quickie!


Ps - I LOVE how dramatic my graph looks today :)

Pounds to Lose: 18

Special ADDED post!

I found out some disturbing news… at least I think I did. As of right now it’s a dirty rumor!

Apparently Green Tea contains nutrients that are detrimental to your thyroid, preventing it from producing valuable thingies your body needs. If you happen to have a thyroid disorder, like I do, its even worse because it prevents the Synthetic thyroid from helping.

I want to let out a sad tuba sound.

I haven't found anything for or against this argument, but now I am afraid to drink my morning tea… the very tea I was drinking to get healthy. Hmmm… Why are there SO many conflicting opinions about health?!?! No wonder most of the population is struggling with body issues!


More to come… I am doing my homework!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Ball Course: 30minutes
Running: 15minutes
Calories: 574

I made it to the gym today... I slept for 16 hours yesterday and I am sure I am catching some sort of cold, but I made it to the gym. I am clearly looking for bonus points... I wish I didn't CRAVE the bonus points, love me!!

I attend Angela's (AKA the beasts) 'ball' class... it is as it sounds... a class of balls, big PINK balls.

It's a better work out than I expected and I only wish I could remember the detailed exercise to do it at home... its a lot of bouncing around and stuff.

I felt my muscles quivering and shake. It felt good, but I have a headache now... silly over exertion!

I also started a NEW pill regime today... ya-ya pills are bad, but hear me out first. I take CLA twice a day and always have, it helps with muscle development and fat loss. I also take a multi-vitamin, but am starting a new one today from GNC... its called Women's Ultra Mega Active, great name eh?! Any who... nothing amazing to report thus far, but my pee is a BRIGHT yellow.

I also got a NEW tea... I typically drink Green Tea every morning, but I got a gift card for Chapters and they had a HUGE tea selection so I thought I would try something new AND its called GET LOST as in lose weight... obviously I had to try it.

**Both links take you to reviews, which are more helpful than the purchasing site ;)

It smells YUMMY and tastes awful... I haven't noticed a change, but I am only one day two so we'll see.

Ok... I have to get back to work.

It feels good to be back!

Pounds to lose: 18

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hello 2011!

Spinning: 45minutes
Calories: 720

Ok, as promised I am returning FULL force in the NEW YEAR... much like every resolutionist. Although I did manage to KEEP my resolution for the better part of the year so GO ME!

I did a WEIGH IN on Monday January 3rd... I am 219 pounds. Ew. I missed my mark of 200 by the end of the year. I am ok. I still lost 25 pounds and probably more, given my weigh in was after a night of drinking and eating for the New Year.

So I am making the SAME resolution... to lose weight and get healthy. This year I am hoping to lose 19 pounds by April 8th and another 15 by the end of the year. I think this is fair... Day One I am doing great... I am down .4 pounds and eating a healthy lunch.

I went to spinning as usual... I am not changing my work-out regime, just tightening up my diet.

Wish me luck.

I have 17 months and 27 days to do this... because I will be a size 9 for my wedding day January 1st 2012.

Happy New Year!

Check back for progress!


Pounds to Loose: 19