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20 March 2012 @ 11:58 am
Since it's Tuesday, I've decided to update on here on what's going on.

I joined Weight Watchers at the end of January of this year and I lost 9 pounds since then. My goal is to exercise more and drink more water. To help me with that, I joined tumblr and now I'm looking at inspirational tips and exercises to motivate myself to lose weight.

  I want to lose 78 pounds and to do it, I'm reminded of what someone said once.

"Weight loss is like pushing a car uphill. If the car starts to fall back, you dig in your heels and continue on. You don't say, "Oh well." and let the car fall down back hill. So why do it with your weight?"

Age: 21*
Height: 5'5
Weight: 203/204
Goal weight 1: 201
Goal weight 10: 128

Food blog: For anyone trying to lose weight and wants it to be tasty

If you said that tomorrow would be the day you start, let this post be something. And if not, then look at these people who have lost weight and kept it off. If they can do it, you can too damnit.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: It will rain, Bruno Mars
18 June 2009 @ 01:50 am
So, I tried Jillian's 30 Day Shred tonight (at 1:00AM lol) and have to say it kicked my ass.  Like, I'm sweating still and well, I hate to admit it, I wasn't able to actually make it through without stopping.  I laid on the floor through like 5 pushups and definitely stopped "jump roping" a lot. 

I liked Killian's  tough love attitude though ("Killian" was a typo, but since the workout killed me, I'm leaving it).  "If you're looking for a modified version of the this move, look elsewhere!" It was refreshing to the entire "omg! yay! you're doing great!" which gets annoying when your hot, tired, sweaty, and more than a little pissed.  =D

So, basically, I'm starting over on my diet (meaning I'm actually starting one).  I've gained weight since I was last here and for the second summer in a row, I don't fit my shorts!!!  I can't afford to buy another set of summer clothes, or winter clothes (when it comes to that).  Right now, I can survive on the 2 pairs of shorts I've boughten and the old T-shirts I've won for free that were way oversized at the time, but when school starts again, I don't want to wear the same shorts day in, day out.  And I definitely don't want to wear a huge T-shirt that says I graduated middle school in 2007 (lol, volunteer chaperones apparently get the left-over T-shirts.)

So, my plan is to write down everything I eat, and at the end of the day I'll write in how everything could have been healthier.  I'm hoping this will make me more aware of my bad habits and also of healthy alternatives.  And for exercise, Jillian's 30 Day Shred 5 days per week at least.  I'm going to try and move up to level 2 after day 10 (this doesn't count the days I don't workout with it).

Height: 5'10"
Start weight: 192
BMI: 27.5

By July 18, I'd like to be 182. 
13 March 2009 @ 01:55 am

Hey, so I found this website and it lists the 25 best foods for the physically fit. 
  • Bananas
  • Beef
  • Beans-Legumes
  • Broccoli
  • Brown Rice
  • Carrot Juice
  • Fat-Free/Low-Fat Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Corn
  • Dried Fruit
  • Fig Bars
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Lentils
  • Skim Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Orange Juice
  • Papaya
  • Pasta
  • Potato
  • Salmon
  • Strawberries
  • Water
  • Whole-Grain Cereal
  • Fat-Free Yogurt
The reasons why and the nutritional facts about each food can be found at the website.  =D
05 March 2009 @ 09:41 pm
Why Guys Diet Differently

Turns out, men and women aren't equal in the weight-loss game. Sigh.

For all us chicks who hate guys who lose weight easily...Collapse )

This post also brought to you by the deliciousness of Craig Horner, tyvm.
01 March 2009 @ 07:47 pm
I know a lot of us have food that we love to make that is healthy... so what's your favorite healthy food to prepare?

Share those recipes!!

My favorite breakfasts:

1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries
1tbsp oats

= deliciousness

1 cup oatmeal
1 tbsp blueberry or blackberry jam
27 February 2009 @ 05:13 pm
Ok, I have a couple of questions.

1. I finally got my butt into the gym about 4 weeks ago! Yay me! But I haven't been seeing any results. I'm not sure what's going on with my body. I always make sure I eat more than 1,100 calories(I average about 1350 calories a day). On Mondays and Wednesday, I do an hour of carido and Fridays, it's Jillian Michael's 30 days shred and yoga. Is it normal to not see any difference after 4 weeks or is there more that I need to do? Also, if anyone can tell when they started seeing results, that'll be great.


2. Is it ok to do stuff like the 30 day shred only once a week? Will it still help with my weight loss or a waste of time?
27 February 2009 @ 01:17 am

So, I realized I haven't been around in a while.  I haven't slacked though!  Quite the opposite!

My roommate bought a Wii Fit.  I remember someone asking if they're good for your diet/exercise regime, and I can't remember what I said, but I am going to have to say that the answer is an emphatic YES.  Obviously I don't believe it should be the only thing you use, but it's excellent in that it tracks your weight for you using your BMI, which is really nice in seeing where you are and where you need to be.  The Yago and Strength training exercises are nice, ad the Balance games are fun.  I definitely recommend the Hula Hoop game.  If you're doing it right, you'll be out of breath after the 3 minutes.  My roomies and I have a friendly competition going with it.  That competition is nice in the fact that it makes us want to exercise. 

Since I've been gone I've also incorporated the 10 Minute Solution: Dance Off Fat Fast video into my routine:

I really like this workout video - slightly because the instructor isn't overly annoying, but mainly because I like the way the workout is set up.  It is divided into 5 segments, each with it's own (very short) warm up and cool down.  As I'm sure you've guessed the segments are 10 miutes each, so they total to 50 minutes.  I've been picking 3 at a time whenever I do the video (totaling 30 minutes of dancing).  The dance moves are relatively easy to follow (I got a bit confused my first time through), but they pack a punch.  Generally I'm sweating when I'm done.  As I noted before though, there isn't much of a warm up or cool down, so I suggest stretching on your own before and after.    I got this at Walmart for about $13.50.  This brand makes other videos with the same 10-minute design, such as "Hot Body Boot Camp" "Tone Trouble Zones" "Slim and Sculpt Pilates" and a buch of other options.

As for my eating, I've been trying to cut back on the sugar and snacking.  I've also been trying to limit myself to one plate at the dining hall (my college has our dining service set up buffet-style).  

I've lost 2 lbs sice last Thursday.  =D  I want to be down at least another two by next Thursday. 
23 February 2009 @ 09:27 am
1. Cranberries
2. Walnuts
3. Beans
4. Fish
5. Tomatoes

Explanations below hereCollapse )


I've also seen lowfat dairy where walnuts are. How many of you guys eat this stuff regularly?
12 February 2009 @ 02:05 am

I randomly came across this website, which is a site where you can put your weight loss to great use! 

For every pound you lose between whenever you register and 5/5/09, Pound for Pound will donate 10 cents to Feeding America, which is enough to provide one pound of food to a local food bank

Here is some information about Feed America:

"Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network) is the nation’s leading domestic charitable hunger-relief organization. It provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive.

Feeding America’s network of more than 200 member food banks supports approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies operating more than 70,000 programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, Kids Cafes, BackPack programs, and senior centers.

Each year, the Feeding America network provides assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

As part of the Pound For Pound Challenge, Feeding America will use the funds donated to help secure and distribute groceries to its network of local food banks through both national and local efforts."

Once you register, you'll be able to access links that'll tell you other ways to help raise money for local food banks (sch as mailing in box tabs and such).  You'll also have links to exercise/diet tips from Biggest Loser and Eat Better America.

Just another motivation to shed those extra pounds!

30 January 2009 @ 05:37 pm
A lean, flavorful green for lean times.
Julia Reed
Newsweek Web Exclusive

During those dreary first weeks of every new year, I can count on two things: I will be broke and I will be dieting. This year I am mildly heartened by the facts that pretty much everybody else in the world is also broke, and that Oprah, who is not, is on a diet. Oprah, of course, has her own nutrition and fitness guru, Bob Greene. I have cabbage soup.

Cabbage is KingCollapse )

Fried cabbage is my FAVOURITE. Cabbage and dumplings (halushki). Stuffed cabbage. Can anyone tell I'm Polish? Cabbage is a major food staple.
30 January 2009 @ 05:35 pm

Post your weekly successes, random stories, pictures, and general shenanigans!


Kidding. But indulge your FFAF urges here!
24 January 2009 @ 03:03 pm
hey, hey, hey!

i'm new to the community so this is the obligatory intro post. my name is roxanne, i live in los angeles, and i'm awesome. i'm not always awesome, but sometimes i have my moments. i'm soooo not comfortable with posting my weight, but according to my height, my healthy weight should be between 130-140 so i guess that's my goal.

i've actually already lost about 20 lbs. in the past couple months so i've been in a really good place, emotionally, just because i've had that headstart. i've been maintaining that weight for about 2 weeks now, which is good, but i'm afraid i've hit some sort of plateu. i did just have my 30th birthday party and came back from a trip to vegas so i allowed myself a week of cheating. but now i'm back on track and trying to hit the gym at least 4-5 times a week and eating smaller portions. it's really hard for me to be on a strict diet that limits my calories or carbs or whatever. even weight watchers is sometimes too strict for me. when i know that i have a limitation, i actually totally want to rebel and break that boundary. but if let myself eat the kinds of foods i want as long as they're in small portions, then i tend to succeed and keep off the weight.

ANYWAY, that's my long, boring story. i'm really excited about being a part of this community and getting to know some awesome ontd friendzzz!

btw, i found this vhs tape a couple weeks ago in some old stuff and actually did the exercise last night. haha, it was basically an aerobics tape for seniors, but i still loved it. (i miss the 80s.)

23 January 2009 @ 06:07 pm

Post your weekly successes, random stories, pictures, and general shenanigans!

What was the best thing that happened to you this week?
20 January 2009 @ 01:33 am

Food Goal:

Last week: Don't eat after midnight.  I actually did really well with this one.  I was quite pleased with it, and was amazed to find that not eating after midnight helped me to sleep better!  If I got hungry after midnight, I made myself hot cocoa (with water) or green tea.  I did eat after midnight tonight, but all the other days I did good. I'm going to keep this in effect (since I believe that is the point of the "Baby Steps" goals - to slowly become healthier).

This week I want to do two things.  First off, I want to start to keep a food diary because I feel that will enable me to best see where my eating habits needs improvement.  The other thing I want to do is in order to prevent mindless eating.  I will not eat while surfing the net.  In order to eat, I must shut my lap top.

Exercise Goal:

Last Week: Go to the gym (or exercise to a video) twice, for at least 30 minutes each time.  I failed at this.  I exercised to a video once, and never made it out to the gym.

This week I want to again try for two times.  Also, I want to check out the group fitness schedule and see if any of the classes would work for me. 

16 January 2009 @ 09:30 pm
Name: Sarah/ididthatonce/Josh Peck
Age: 19 (turning 20 in March!)
Current weight: 175-ish.  I haven't weighed myself in a few weeks.
Goal weight: 130-ish.

I've pretty much struggled with weight my whole life.  I was the classic fat kid in elementary school who got made fun of, etc. etc.  At this point, I really just want to get healthy.  I feel like it's time to start over, seeing as I'm turning 20 and starting this new phase of life.  I also feel like a lot of my self-esteem issues stem from being heavy and being uncomfortable in my own skin.

My big weaknesses are salty foods, particularly cheesy ones.  I'm a vegetarian, so I tend to carbo-load when I'm hungry.

Also, my sister introduced me to sparkpeople.com.  It's a good, FREE site for tracking food and exercise.  It also has workout videos, which helps me a LOT.
16 January 2009 @ 03:42 pm

Post your weekly successes, random stories, pictures, and general shenanigans!
13 January 2009 @ 08:59 pm
I've never actually sat and watched a whole episode of The Biggest Loser.

I totally bawled my way through it tonight. You guise it was totally AWESOME.

Anyone else watch it?
13 January 2009 @ 08:00 pm
Food:  I want to focus on not eating after midnight this week.  It's a big problem of mine.  I tend to eat an entire meal after midnight, usually out of sheer boredom...

Exercise:  I want to go to the gym at least twice, 30 minutes each time.  It'd be really awesome if I could make it out there 3 times.   
13 January 2009 @ 04:13 pm
Starting to get back into shape and loving yourself sometimes seems like an enormous thing to do. We get overwhelmed, and stop.

So what's the key? Baby steps. Goal-setting for each week or every other week is a great way to slowly change your lifestyle--which is the key to living healthy. Crash diets don't work because you change for a little while, then lose the weight and go back to what made you unhealthy in the first place.

We will have a weekly post on Tuesdays to make our baby steps goals and encourage each other.

So what are your baby steps for this week?

I'm making sure I drink at least 2 nalgene bottles of water per day, and making sure I do yoga/pilates every day as well.
12 January 2009 @ 11:03 pm

Name: Emily
Age: 19
Height: 5'10"
Current Weight: approximately 190  (my scale in my dorm room is unreliable, I'll be able to use the scale at the gym for a more precise number starting later this week)
Goal Weight: 170 by the end of the year, but ultimately I want to get back down to 150.

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12 January 2009 @ 09:32 pm

Four years ago, when Oprah managed to get down to a trim and fit 160 pounds, she thought she'd hit on a foolproof formula for permanent weight loss. Then life—in the form of a thyroid problem and a killer schedule—intervened. Last year she was back up to the 200-pound mark and knew something had to change. After a desperately needed time-out to reflect and recharge, here's what she's learned, what she's doing differently, and what's next.

More here.Collapse )


What's your 2009 goal?
12 January 2009 @ 09:22 pm
Inspired by post on ohnotheydidnt and by the fabulous Oprah Winfrey, ONTD_40 is for ONTD members on a weight loss quest.

1. No flaming, trolling, or bashing on members. This is a POSITIVE support group.
2. Positive celebrity weight-loss stories and personal stories only. No pro-ana/mia posts.
3. We're ONTD and snarky, but only to the celebs, please.

ontd_40 is looking for a second moderator! Please contact fatesarchitect if you're interested.

If you have ideas for other rules, I'm always open to those. We also need someone good with graphics...because I'm awful.

Posts are moderated, so there will be a wait to be approved in the queue.

So now that that's over with...

Who are you, and what's your goal? Post here or your own post, up to you and how comfortable you feel!

Current weight (if you feel comfortable)
Goal weight
Personal story