Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I am starting a vlog (video blog) on my youtube channel, check out my first video! :D

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 51 or Week 7

My legs have shrunk soo much lately, my waist is also really toning up, wish I could make my stomach do the same lol

I have been adding extra exercises still, arm workouts and ab workouts, I've also been reducing my calorie intake to about 1400-ish, since I messed up for 2 days and ate over 2000 calories both days. It's been working, I'm down another pound for a total of 14 lost! Need to take my measurements today still, will update with that later. :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

1 month later, same dress

I wore this dress to a friends party about a month ago, I had just started Turbo Fire, I was feeling pretty great about the dress then, but having lost a lot of inches and pounds since then I thought I'd try it on again and compare the pictures. My legs are MUCH smaller in the picture on the right, my legs filled up the opening of the skirt in the left picture, my double chin and neck shrank too, also my waist. And my god I have ANKLES! I never thought I'd see the day that they'd show up again. <3

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 44 or Week 6

Progress/Accountability pics for Week 6

About Friends and Family Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

One of the hardest things that you have to realize is that your friends and family will try to sabotage your weight loss, they "mean well" but they often don't realize that they are sabotaging you and your weight loss goals. They are comfortable with who you are right now. You changing your lifestyle often causes them to become uncomfortable with themselves and it forces them to think about the fact that they might not be taking the best care of their bodies, it's kind of a rude awakening. So they say little things like... oh well you can start your diet tomorrow, or oh you look fine.

The thing is they really might feel that way about you, they like who you are now, that's great! But you don't feel great about you, tell them that. Just let them know that you would appreciate their support, and if they keep sabotaging you tell them a "story" about a girl you know who is having a hard time with her weight loss because either her husband or friend/family member is giving them crap and sabotaging their goals and ask their advice, often times they will start to realize they are also doing that to you, bring up little things that they are doing to you but always say it is your FRIENDS friend. It works for me. My hubby used to say things to me like... I'll miss your fat, or things like that to make me feel like he didn't want me to lose weight and it would always make me quit, this time I pointed it out to him and he said, I didn't even realize I was making you feel that way.

Sometimes friends won't stop sabotaging you, and that's when the hard truth comes about that they might be someone you have to let go, there doesn't need to be a confrontation, just make a note in your head that this person is not a REAL friend and move on with your life. The great thing about weight loss is you figure out who your REAL friends are, but also kind of sad because you realize that some of the people you really thought were, aren't.

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Guide to Eating Out/Snacks

1) Asian restaurants are your friend

I don't mean the greasy General Tso's chicken that you like so much from your heavily Americanized Chinese food restaurant down the street. When I say Asian foods, I mean high quality, fresh foods, like Phở (pronounced Fuh) the tasty rice noodle/rare beef soup from Vietnam, or Fresh Sushi (sorry not the tempura fried, cream cheese filled kinds either) <-- though every once in a while it's ok, just not for dairy allergy people like me! Shameless Plug for My favorite place to get sushi, Restaurant Hama and my favorite kinds of sushi are, the Alaska Roll, Negi Toro, the Fire Cracker roll, Spicy Salmon, Spicy Tuna (I like spicy) and the soups are great too, the Soba, Udon and Ramen soups are amazing, I find I can eat and eat and eat and never gain weight. (but like I said avoid the fried stuff, some of it can contain just as many calories as a Big Mac! eww)

2) Try the Caveman Diet (if you can afford it)

A GREAT diet where you can eat and eat and eat all day long, til you are stuffed and about to explode and still lose weight. (Yes it is true, you can eat til you're going to explode, I did for a month and lost weight) I tried " The Caveman Diet" for about a month, it worked AMAZINGLY WELL, but I could not afford the large amounts of food that I went through. If you can, I highly recommend this diet plan, however, I did not eat as much meat as they recommend (didn't want to have a heart attack), I ate waaay more fruits and veggies than they said to, and I had one spoonful of honey everyday and I still lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks, I did not exercise at all during this time, this was weight loss only from the diet. Yes I said 2 weeks, it's a very amazing diet just hard to afford.

3) Aladdin's Eatery

I love this place, we eat here on a weekly basis and I always get their rolled pitas, they're affordable, fresh, and healthy. Did I mention they taste good? They are full of fresh veggies and meats, but if you're a vegetarian they have lots of options for you too! I highly recommend the Arayiss Rolled, the Spicy Kafta Rolled, the Falafel Rolled, the Lamb Rolled... basically I recommend all of their rolled pitas, they're low calorie, full of flavor and almost all of them are under 7 dollars (some as cheap as 5 bucks) and they're BIG.

4) Vitatops are amazing

I have only tried two of their flavors so far, the Deep Chocolate and the Cran Bran, but as far as a low cal, tasty, filling snack goes, these are amongst the best I've tried, plus you can order a variety pack to sample all the flavors! (I plan to do this soon)

Well this is pretty much my "diet" as far as eating out/snacking goes, I do occasionally sneak in a piece of dark chocolate or two, or some Chocolate Shakeology (which I shouldn't eat because I'm allergic to dairy and it causes a reaction but it's so tasty sometimes I can't help myself!)

Hope this helps you on your weight loss journeys!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Week 5 or Day 37

Here are my results after 37 days of Turbo Fire! It's actually been a bit longer than 37 days, but I only worked out every other day over the holiday so I'm not counting days that I didn't workout. So back on track and ready to shed some pounds!

I am down a total of 12 pounds, 16.5 inches and I'm really starting to see muscle tone, hard to tell in the pictures because I'm not flexing, I'll take flexing pictures soon.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What I've Been Learning

So I have been learning new things as I go down this weight loss road, things that I always scoffed at when people recommended that I try these things when I have dieted/exercised in the past. I'll break it down into 3 points and then I'll tell you WHY it matters.

1.) Measurements are important

2.) Take pictures once a week

3.) The scale doesn't really matter

Point 1.

Ok, I never really measured my progress with my measuring tape before, I would always "forget" and then never really get around to it. This time when I got my DVD's in the mail, it said, take your before pics, measurements and weight. I didn't WANT to know how huge I had gotten, measuring myself meant I had to own up to it, but I sucked it up and did it. I plugged in the numbers online so I couldn't lose the paper, and I measure once a week. It's very important, and I'll stress this throughout the post, to measure because if you don't, and the scale doesn't budge you WILL get discouraged and you WILL quit. You will lose all your progress and have to start all over again. No one wants that.

Point 2

Take progress pics once a week, starting with your before and after pics. You don't have to show the whole world like me, just take your front, back and side pics, take new ones every week and compare them to each other, you will notice slight differences at first, and they will become more and more apparent as you keep working hard. This has been the BEST help for ~me~. Seeing the progress with your own eyes will keep you encouraged. When you start out fat, a lot of people have been telling you that "you look fine" so when they start to tell you that you are looking so good by losing weight it is sometimes hard to believe them because you "looked fine" before, but now you "look great"? Don't just take their word for it, take your pictures and you will see what everyone else sees.

Point 3

The Scale really doesn't matter! I have lost only 12 pounds since starting my weight loss and if I had only been looking at the scale to track my progress I would have quit by now. I've lost more just dieting. I lost 30 pound in one month of dieting, but I had no definition to my body. And I ended up quitting that too because, like I said earlier, I ignored the advice to take my measurements and take pictures. I didn't feel like I had made progress, and even though I had I couldn't see it myself so I didn't believe it.

Make Yourself Believe it by proving it to yourself with cold hard facts. Pictures and Measurements will keep you on track when you feel like giving up!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I so totally forgot to upload my side pictures, these were taken the same day as the others.