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Grumpy - Saturday Feb 04, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 206.4

Bikram Yoga Challenge Day 8:

Wow it's going by fast.


So this morning I weighted myself (I do every day) and i weighted 209!!!! Way more than the last two days (in which i weighted exactly 206.4). I did have a worse eating day yesterday, but not enough to gain 2,6 lbs!! I didn't even update my weight above because it has to be water retention and etc. I will see where I am tomorrow and update then.

On the brighter side, I have a body scan scale and this week alone with the hot yoga everyday I lost 0.6% of my body fat (still not possible that the weight 'gain' this morning is because I built muscle. It's too big of a number). Anyway, we will see where I land in a few days, and more importantly at the end of this challenge!

B: super food 190

L: whole foods tuna sandwich 400

D: salmon 250 butternut squash puree 150 arugula parmesan salad 200, 3/4 glass of wine 100- 900

Deseert: 2 chocolate covered strawberries 120

T: 1610

Progress as of today: 11.1 lbs lost so far, only 16.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/04/2012:
Good menu today and well done on your yoga challenge. It's got to be fluid that changed the numbers. Does your scale do water % as well? Mine does it all - good investment.

Umpqua on 02/04/2012:
Great work on your challenge! I love chocolate covered strawberries :)

thenewmle on 02/04/2012:
Sometimes getting on the scale every day can discourage you. Also salt can cause fluid retention and like granny said, that could fluctuate the numbers. I love sushi, but even though the fish is healthy, the soy sauce will tighten up my rings on my fingers overnight! Keep up the hot yoga!

V on 02/04/2012:
You are doing such an amazing job!! WTG with getting the BF down, that is far more important than the number on the scale IMO :) Doing anything fun and exciting this weekend??

Grumpy - Friday Feb 03, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 206.4

Wow, I dont know what happened with my post!

Bikram Yoga Challenge Day 7!

I wont post the food again. Not my best day. Was stuck at a meeting all day and dived in carbs and cookies. But with a super healthy and light dinner, I ended my day in around 2000 calories. Not ideal but still in weight loss range.

Class was great. The heat does not seem to be an issue for me anymore at all. Only my foot stll hurts, and hurts more now. I am going to the doctor on Monday afternoon. Hopefully she will solve it!

I didnt put any pressure on my foot in class, which means i had to sit a lot of postures out. Good thing that half of the class is on the floor and I gave my all to that part and did really well.

I feel great and empowered and stronger!!!


have a great weekend, ladies!


Progress as of today: 11.1 lbs lost so far, only 16.4 lbs to go!

Grumpy - Thursday Feb 02, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 206.4

 Another pound down! I think this Bikram yoga challenge is really gonna help me and keep me on track.  I feel great and strong, although today I am a little sore because I really did my best last night. Feels good. :)


Bikram Challenge day 6 :)


B: oatmeal and blueberries 210

L: shrimp, eggplant and mixed veggies, 1/2 cup brow rice 600

S: Yoforia 250

S: small bar 90

Sub: 1150

D: half a tuna salad sandwich from whole foods 200 and half a superfood juice 100

vitamine c. 20

T: 1470


Class today was the hardest so far. I could not concentrate or balance. My foot hurt so I was worried when I went to the doc on monday she would tell me to stop with the yoga, my mind wouldnt stop!!! luckily half of the class is on the floor and on those i don't have an issue with the foot, so i relaxed and had a great second half. Sigh.

Tomorrow is a new day!


Progress as of today: 11.1 lbs lost so far, only 16.4 lbs to go!

WII on 02/02/2012:
Woooo Hooo!!! Congratulations and excellent on doing your very best!

glycrina on 02/02/2012:
I also gained all my weight back and then some. I started working out in September and I really thought I would be down like 30 pounds by now but I am happy with my progress because the longer it takes to come off, maybe the longer I can keep it off. I still sing in a band and I sing with various friends in their projects. I have recently been badly burned by people I thought I were my "friends" but I am slowly getting over it. My husband is still remarkable and loves me unconidtionally and I am very lucky. I am making a conscious effort now to keep the people close to me who love me genuinely and who are good people and to keep all the "haters" at arm's length. It alwasy astounds me at the people who pull through for you when **** hits the fan, you know. It sometimes ends up being the people I least expect. Anyway, I will make a promise to you that I will go to the Bikram class within 7 days.

legcramps on 02/02/2012:
Nice job!

V on 02/02/2012:
Congrats girl!! Stellar job my friend <3

supercheese on 02/03/2012:
yay for the pound!! I'd believe the hotness would be doing it!!

Grumpy - Wednesday Feb 01, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 207.4

Bikram Yoga 30 day Challenge, Day 5:


B: oatmeal and bluererries 200

L: chicken 250 in tomato sauce 60, onions and veggies 100 cous cous 170 - 580

S: yogurt, strawberries and granola 350

S: banana 100

Subtotal: 1030

D: small cereal bar 90

T: 1120

 Another thing I haven't mentioned, every time I take bikram classes, which is every day now, I have to drink a gallon or more of water, because you sweat a lot and if not, i'd get a headache of dehydration, so I've been drinks tons of water every day. 


Class 5: AMAZING!!!

I feel amazing. This was my best class yet. I was able to do many postures all the way, that I usually stop somewhere in the process and just stopped and rested once. Usually it's 3 or 4 times. I feel stronger, more balanced, more centered. I don't feel any extra fatigue from going 5 days in a row. I feel like the class itself is what the challenge is. And it's less of a challenge everyday.

I am very very happy. 

However, I am busier and have less time for everything. So I haven't been commenting much on your diaries. Bare with me. I love you all and am cheering for your success! xo

Progress as of today: 10.1 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

mcwoo40 on 02/01/2012:
Hiya Grumps,thanks for the welcome back.It's like a magnet this sit,e keeps drawing me back,but i do well when i blog frequently.You seem to be doing well,keep it up girl :-)

WII on 02/01/2012:
Have a great day!

liza36 on 02/01/2012:
It's great you are seeing benefits from the yoga already - increased water and sleep! Have a good one.

glycrina on 02/01/2012:
but what are doing? still partying like the old days? I missed you so much. So happy to see you back here. I know I said that already but I thought you should hear it again. You are so cool.

V on 02/01/2012:
Hey I hope ya had a good day:)

hollybelle on 02/01/2012:
Oh yes, hydration! Very important. Yoga is very challenging for me. My daughter is great at it. She does Piyo, though, not straight yoga.

Grumpy - Tuesday Jan 31, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 207.4

 A little lower today. :) And the good thing about the yoga is that my water intake is a gallon a day or more. Also, I noticed last night I slept better. :)


Bikram Yoga 30 day Challenge, Day 4:


B: yogurt granola and strawberries 350

L: big salad with humus, greens, carrots, shrimp pasta salad, croutons, edamame, chicken.. all over the place. i will guess 700

S: yogurt 80 and cereal bar 250 - 330

Subtotal: 1380

D: bar 250

T: 1630


Exercise: Bikram 90 min class.


Today on my 4th class I still found I needed to sit and rest during some postures and also take it easy on the ones that bother my knees. My foot is 70% better and I could feel a difference. My knee feel better too! But still bothers me a little.

I felt like I could do many postures better tonight than the past nights and the accomplishment makes me feel great and proud. 

I don't feel it was hard to take 4 classes in a row. I feel like each class is challenging. I feel like the challenge of the class is what counts, but going a lot actually makes it easier. :)

I feel an incredible high and self content. :)

Progress as of today: 10.1 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 01/31/2012:
Good job! Good luck with day 4!

getmebackto150 on 01/31/2012:
a little lower, thats over a pound... Woo Hoo!

glycrina on 01/31/2012:
I have a 5 class pass for hot yoga which I need to redeem this month. I am a little chicken.

Em17 on 01/31/2012:
Have a great day!

WII on 01/31/2012:
Congratulations! Hooray also for drinking more water and sleeping better!

V on 01/31/2012:
I sleep like a baby after a nice stretch class :) Congrats on your loss! I hope you had a good day!!

Maria7 on 01/31/2012:
Congrats on your lower number. :-)

Grumpy - Monday Jan 30, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 208.6

Exact same weight. Sigh. Haha

Day 3 of the 30 day Bikram Yoga challenge. 

B: oatmeal 150 and dried berries 100 - 250 

L: ww bread 2 turkey slices, 1 cheese slice, avocado, tomato, lettuce 500, baked lays 130 - 630

S: yogurt 30 strawberries and pineapple 60 granola 50 gingerbread muffin 220 - 360

D: yogurt 80 


Subtotal 1320

S: almonds 100

T: 1420

exercise: 90 minutes bikram yoga


Day 3 was challenging. The room I think was hotter than ever. I am taking is easy in some of the postures because my knee is not great --knee cap on the left side has shifted to the left and i need thigh strength to get better, which I should get through class. And my left foot hurts too. At least it's all on the same side. Haha.

Even some postures that arent that hard for me were challenging. But I can do it. Some days wont be as good as others.

As I was leaving a girl there told me she did the 30 day challenge and dropped 20 lbs. This is not why I wanna do it, because I could get a similar result going 5 or 6 times a week. But there's something about a challenge. I am not that tough and wanna toughen up! And I wanna accomplish something. I'm excited.


Good night to all you lovely girls!


Progress as of today: 8.9 lbs lost so far, only 18.6 lbs to go!

supercheese on 01/30/2012:
Its ok. You'll see a change soon! :)

liza36 on 01/30/2012:
Good luck with your yoga challenge. That's awesome that you'll be going every day.

grannyannie on 01/30/2012:
You'll see some changes with the yoga. Good luck and hang in there.

V on 01/30/2012:
Have a good one!

Em17 on 01/30/2012:
Have a great day!

Umpqua on 01/31/2012:
That is definitely a challenge! You'll see results soon if you stick with that.

thinkpositive on 01/31/2012:
Good for you on the challenge.

Grumpy - Sunday Jan 29, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 208.6

Today is the day 2 of my 30 day challenge with Hot Yoga.

Been drinking water all day but didn't eat all that well.

B: 2 french toast slices 400 with syrup 100 and fruit 100 - 600

L: Bread 300 and cheese 100 and small glass of OJ  90 - 490

S: trial mix 200 

Dinner: veggies with cheese and tomato sauce 400 trail mix 100 - 500

T: 1790

Exercise: Bikram yoga class 90 min - class 2 of 30

I will be posting a journal on my Bikram Yoga Challenge on here. 30 classes in 30 consecutive days. Today was day 2. Some of my comments will be irrelevant to most people because they refer to a specific posture, but it's just for me to keep track.

Day two of my challenge was fine. i felt like I could do it, although my knee and my foot (my foot hurts) kept me from doing some of the postures. I rested a couple of times, I think I only sat down to rest twice, which is not bad at all. I was hydrated and felt good.

Because of my knee and also how thick my thighs are I had a hard time on fixed firm pose. I cannot sit with my butt on the floor with that one yet. I will definitely be tracking my progress there!

Still hard to lock my knees and not lose balance, but slowly, as I strengthen my legs it will happen.

Today I went to the floor for toe stand! I can't come back up, but it was a nice step! :)

I hope the week night classes are okay too, I know it will be a bit overwhelming not to have time for much during the week besides work, take care of my doggie and yoga. Wish me luck!

Progress as of today: 8.9 lbs lost so far, only 18.6 lbs to go!

Em17 on 01/29/2012:
Have a great day! =)

V on 01/29/2012:
You did well today IMO :) Great job on the 30 Day challenge!

thinkpositive on 01/29/2012:
I'm impressed at your challenge! Good start.

Grumpy - Saturday Jan 28, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 208.6

 Not sure why, but today i weighted 208.6 again. Haha. Not worried. I still have lost almost 10lbs in less than a month and can't complain AT ALL!

B: banana and oatmeal 150

L: roast beef sandwich 700

S: small orange and handfull of trail mix 100

Sub: 950

D: sushi 1000 (!!!) edamame 200

T: 2150 - too high!


Exercise: Bikram Yoga - 90 minutes


Well ladies, my Bikram (hot) Yoga studio has a challenge. 30 classes in 30 days!!! I decided to take up the challenge! I started today. 1 class done, 29 to go! I think I really can do it. It will be hard, but friends are willing to help me with my dog so I can have more time and the doggie doesn't pay for it! :) Wish me luck. For anyone who has ever taken one Bikram class, they know it is really a challenge!

I will also take a picture of myself today and another one on the last day of the challenge. We will see if there are improvements. :)



So I was shocked to remember that a sushi special roll (with fish on top) has around 500 calories. Good calories, but still. I had two rolls and my dinner was over 1000 calories. I would much rather have a rice bowl with veggies and shrimp or something that would be lower call and probably more satisfying. Bye Sushi. I won't see you often anymore!!!




Progress as of today: 8.9 lbs lost so far, only 18.6 lbs to go!

V on 01/28/2012:
Have a good weekend :)

Grumpy - Friday Jan 27, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 206.0

 Compensating for yesterday:

B: superfood juice 190

L: eggplant, tomato and onions 120 cheese 140 tomato sauce 40 - 300

S: banana and 1/6 cup oatmeal 150

Sub: 640

D: two biscuits 500 apple butter 90 potatoes 200 eggs 200 sausage patty 170 OJ 100

Total 1760

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 01/27/2012:
It sucks to be locked in a meeting where there aren't any healthy choices. But you can compensate. Good work. Besides a burger now and then tastes so good.

V on 01/27/2012:
Hope you had a good work day :)

Grumpy - Thursday Jan 26, 2012
(lots of veggies and moderation)
Weight: 206.0

 Big difference on the scale today! Awesome, since I was up since last week (less than a pound, but still up). Today the hard work shows!



Eating not great today. i was locked in a meeting from 9 to 5 and we had to order a quick lunch which was burgers and fries to all and had snacks. Ouch. I will try not to eat much at dinner and not be over 2500 today. 


B: muffin 300 superfood 190 orange 50 - 540

L: burger and fries (ouch) 800 and 2 tea 160 - 960

S: trial mix and cinnamon rolls 600 

Subtotal 2100


D: small tangerine 50

Total 2150


Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

V on 01/26/2012:
Yep hard work pays off!! Congrats Grumpy :) Have a good day!

Umpqua on 01/26/2012:
Congrats on your loss!

hollybelle on 01/26/2012:
I'll say! Great!

getmebackto150 on 01/26/2012:
Don't you just LOVE when the scale jumps down!!! Congrats!

legcramps on 01/26/2012:
Great job!

Maria7 on 01/26/2012:
YAyyyy! Congrats to you! :-D

h82bfat on 01/26/2012:
Congrats on the loss!

thinkpositive on 01/27/2012:
Good for you. I hate it when we get stuck & have to eat what is brought in. Sounds like you did ok though.

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