- Saturday Aug 20, 2011
(Body For Life - Customized)
- Thursday Feb 10, 2005
(Body For Life - Customized)
Hello Diarists!!! Gosh, I haven't posted in a loooooooooooooooooong time! I spent the holidays in South America and then upon my return to the US I was advised that I was going on a business trip to Japan and Singapore. So I�ve been pretty much out of the country for the past couple months. For whatever reason, I have been able to (mostly) stay on my diet and exercise plan and to date I have lost 19 pounds!!! I have added a ton of muscle mass, I can totally see definition on my legs and arms (still need to work hard on my abs though) � but for the most part, I have to say that this program has been working phenomenally for me!
I�m much happier with the way I look and especially with the way I feel. I am going thru a painful divorce, which will be over in a couple of weeks, so this program and exercising regularly have kept me sane!
Off to read some of your diaries! Hope all is well!
- Wednesday Nov 03, 2004
(Body For Life - Customized)
Okay Folks!!! � As we all know, there's good pain and bad pain. Right now I am in awesome pain! Let me explain: I had 2 sessions with the PT - one on Monday (upper body plus cardio, as well as a session with the nutritionist) and one on Tuesday (lower body plus cardio). Now let me tell you something: I thought I knew how to weight-lift, but after those 2 workouts I can honestly say that I never, ever really worked out to my potential. It is incredible what a difference it is with having a person there just to monitor and ensure that you are giving your workouts your 100%. I am excited and seriously thinking about entering the 12-week �Body-For-Life� Challenge. I have this incredible belief in myself now, this belief that �I can do anything I set my mind to!!� (Though having the PT and the nutritionist makes all the difference in the world, in terms of having the proper support and guidance.)
The only issue I have in regard to entering the contest is that I will be traveling overseas for 3 weeks in December/January and it is hard to stay focused when you are not in your every day environment/routine, but I am tempted to try! What do you guys think?
I requested the informational packet for the Challenge today � I�ll let you know what I decide! Won�t it be cool to record my struggles and progress on this Website? In a way, we will all be doing this together, don�t you think? :)
PS1: On the eating front (which is what worries me the most) I am doing incredibly well. I have not cheated at all. My energy level is very low right now, and I suspect it is because I � completely � stopped eating sugar and my body is definitely feeling it. But everything else is right on track!!!
PS2: Thank you for you inspirational comments and even e-mails!!! I�ll be checking up on your progress as well!!!
Off to the gym for some cardio and later today, after work, I�ll top it off with a soccer game. Take care and I hope your day is going great!
- Monday Nov 01, 2004
(Body For Life - Customized)
Good Morning Diarists! Today is the beginning of a new year in my life - yep I turned 31 yesterday - and of my work toward achieving a new body. I gave in and hired a personal trainer on Friday! Now I am making a financial commitment - on top of my own internal one - to change my body - which will keep me honest -- at least for the next 6 weeks!
I am just so excited -- And I can�t even believe how, since this whole thing, the personal training sessions that is, is extremely inconvenient for me considering my work schedule, price I am paying for them, great distance from the studio to my work and home -- But hey, I believe that I will achieve my goals -- sooooooooo... it is totally worth it! Keep your fingers crossed for me!
I have a session with the nutritionist and another one with the personal trainer today! I�ll let you guys know how it goes!
What a great way to start the week! :) Happy Monday!
************* FOOD LOG:
B: coffee and 1 protein bar
L: small piece of salmon and 2 slices of wheat bread, 1/2 tb peanut butter
S: 1 protein bar and small latte
- Tuesday Oct 19, 2004
A couple of years ago I was writing here @ DD. My goal was to lose 15 pounds for my wedding, which I did. Then the last time I wrote here, my weight was way down (138) because my marriage was in big-big trouble. Well, 2 and a half years later, here I am again. Unfortunately, we didn�t make it and now I am back here for myself. My weight is currently way up, I think because my anxiety level was also way up. I�ve been on my own now (moved out) for about 2 months, so I think now it�s time to do some investing in myself.
My plan is to cut back my portions and avoid high-fat, high-calorie meals and exercise.
Food Log (plan):
B: latte and Total cereal with skim milk.
L: Spanish rice and beans
D: Chicken Fricassee and rice
S: Sugar-free, skim chocolate milk
It�s good to be back. I�m off to reading some diaries.
- Friday Apr 02, 2004
Hi Guys!!!!!!!! TGIF! I woke up feeling horrible, stomach issues and decided to work from home today. I didn't eat much today - for obvious reasons - and slept a lot. I'm still in the low 150s and hoping I'll be in the 140s by the end of next week. Wish me luck!!
B/L: 2 low carb tortillas with fat-free cheese (about 300 cal) and coffee with milk (about 200 cal)
D: 3 turkey links (120 cal) with 1 slice of cheese (80 cal) and 1 low-carb tortilla (60 cal) and 2 lollipops (120 cal)
Hope y'all have a great weekend!
- Friday Mar 26, 2004
Happy Friday All! I weighed myself this morning and I was 150.5. I will post the new weight as a reference point, but I am expecting that the weight will adjust itself to a couple - give and take - extra pounds by Monday. I was 155 on Monday and even though I am really watching what I eat and exercising, I don't think it's possible for me to have lost 4.5 pounds in 3 days! I'll weigh myself again on Monday. We'll see.
I am going away with my girlfriends to the Cape today. I am really excited to get away for a couple of days. The only problem is, when I asked them what we are going to do when we get there (they go every year, it�s my 1st time going with them) one of them said: Oh, we go for the food, we eat all day long. And she proceeds to tell me all the restaurants they go to. Every single one of them, from breakfast to dinner. ~~~~~ All righty then. So we don�t have any restaurants around here? What about the cute shops, lovely beaches and the scenic roads Cape Cod is famous for?
I do NOT want to eat all day long, I�ve been working too hard on my diet to let one weekend screw me up, so here�s my commitment to myself. When I post on Monday, I will say that I made great food choices, considering the environment and the fact that I am going away on a mini-vacation. I know I�ll be drinking wine, which I don�t usually drink, and possible eating a couple of Cape Cod treats, such as a small piece of fudge (the best in the world!!!) and a couple of taffy candy (my favorites!), but that will be it!
Hope y�all have a great weekend!
B: 1 wheat bagel with very little lite cream cheese, 1 treasure.
- Tuesday Mar 23, 2004
Hello Diarists! It is a beautiful yet cold day here in CT. I can't wait till Summer when I'll be doing all kinds of outdoors activities! In the interim, I'll hit the gym!
B: 1 low-carb yogurt (I know I should be eating more than a 60-calorie yogurt, but I am just NOT hungry in the morning! Any suggestions??)
L: Frozen dinner and 1 low-carb pita with 1 slice of fat-free cheese.
Hope y'all are having a great day. I'll update this, read and comment on your diaries thruout the day! Have a great one!! :) Bella
- Sunday Mar 21, 2004
Hello Friends! So I so am miserable today... What started as a sore throat has developed itself into a full blown cold. Yikes. Hope y'all are doing better than me!
B make me breakfast this AM (omelette and 2 pieces of toast)~ then we went to a boat store by the shore but it was closed. Nice car ride tho, really scenic. He is now out with 2 of his best friends, one of them is going thru a major life crisis. He cheated on his pregnant wife last year and now found out he has 2 babies (one with the wife and the other with the girl he cheated on her with), they are only 6 months apart. The wife found out yesterday about it and he is now out of their house. I can't even begin imagine what everyone involved is going thru. All I can do is offer my support and pray for them.
B and I watched for the TENTH time, I swear! "Fatal Attraction" this afternoon ~ I had a huge bag of fat-free popcorn while watching the movie. I don't know if/what I'll have for dinner. Sorry that I am kinda blah. It must be due to the fact that I feel totally blah! :)
Monday ~ Food Log:
B: 1 low carb yogurt (60 cal)
L: 1 frozen dinner (250) with 1 slice of fat free cheese (30); 1 low carb bar (240)
Went home @ 3 cuz I as feeling like crap.
D: 1 cup of soup (150 cal), 3 fat-free turkey links (150 cal), 1 cup of low sugar/low fat ice cream (150 cal) with cool whip (100 cal) and pineapples (120 cal), 3 lollipops (180 cal). Total: 1,400 cal
- Saturday Mar 20, 2004
TGI Saturday! I woke up with a sore throat, I know I am coming down with something. I haven't been sick at all this winter and now, on the 1st day of spring I started with this! Argh!
B and went out to breakfast, but I wasn't too hungry. I ate a little bit of everything, but the quantities were small. Then I ate a 2nd meal, a salad with crab meat, 2 chicken wings, no skin, 1 low carb ice cream sandwich and 1 low carb yogurt mixed with some kashi and another kind of cereal (for the fiber). I am not one to go to the bathroom often, so I need all the help I can get! (Sorry for oversharing!) :) I also went grocery shopping and we worked some on our mud room (painting and decorating).
Hope you all are having a great weekend! :) Bella