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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Three Month Weigh In!

Three Months - 41 pounds gone!!! 

1/4 of the way through the year and I am on pace to lose 164lbs this year which is 14 pounds over my goal. 

I'm pretty proud of myself! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Starvation Mode: Real or not Real?

Calories in - Calories out. The key to losing weight is to burn more calories that you eat. 


But not too few calories...because then your body will go into "Starvation Mode". 

That's what we have always been told. But does it really make sense?

Have you ever seen a starving obese person? 

Do gastric bypass patients (eating 200-400 calories per day) suddenly stop losing weight? 

I am doing a little research into "starvation mode" and trying to find out if it's real. 

What I have found is that you really are not in danger of going into starvation mode unless you are 5% or less body fat. 

Clearly, I'm not under 5% body fat. 

Why am I doing this? Well, because I don't want to eat 2700 calories a day and lose 2 pounds per week. Do you realize that if I lost 2 pounds per week, it would take me SIX YEARS to lose the weight I want to lose?

That's insane, and frankly, I just don't have that kind of time. 

So, I've done the research, now I'm going to do a trial. 

For the next month, I'm going to eat between 1000 and 1200 calories a day. And I'm going to let you know what I'm eating. 

So far today I have had:
Coffee with 1 tbsp creamer and sugar: 80 calories
Cheese Stick: 80 calories
Large Banana: 110 calories
2 tbsp M&Ms: 105
Medium Apple: 80

For the rest of the day my plan is:
Wheat and Cheddar Crackers: 190
1 cup grapes: 62
Cheese Stick: 80
Chobani Champions: 100
Herbalife Shake: 172

That will be 1059 calories total. 

So far, I feel great! 

I very seriously doubt that my body will come to a screeching halt of weight lose. 

Just a note for you worriers out there:
I am taking multi-vitamins, and if I start to feel sick, or ill in any way - I will stop my experiment. 

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional or expert of any kind. I am not recommending that any one follow this diet. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Better Sweaty Than Fat

For the past week or so, I have been walking outside at work on my lunch break. 

It leaves me a smelly, slightly stinky mess at work. 

Sexy, I know. WHY? WHY IS IT UPSIDE DOWN?!?!?

It's kinda gross and annoying to be that sweaty at work. 

But I just realized something:

I would rather be sweaty than fat! 

I would rather be a sweaty makingmycoworkerswishtheirwindowsopened mess, than be fat!

It's true, yall. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Raise Your hand if you are a 5K-er!

I am officially a 5K champion, yall. 

Last Sunday was the annual Hunger Walk in Downtown Atlanta. 

Michael and Julie came with us and we had a GREAT time! 

We got down there early for some pre-race festivities:

Julie, Michael, and I in front of the Hank Aaron wall. 

Keith and I in front of the Hank Aaron wall. 

Do you love the shirts? I love them!

Michael in the awesome Mustache thing.

Julie Mustached up!

I'm a little short!

Michael with the Mustache (What is WITH the mustache obsession, anyways?)
Julie's DELICIOUS sweet potato fries with Marshmellow topping. OMG.

No one performed...just local radio DJ's. 

There were lots of food trucks. Next year we will eat down there. 

Then, it was time for the race!

I love these pictures of the crowds walking!

See those runners on the left? They were already coming back towards us when we were about 10 minutes in. WHAT? Impressive!

This is where i had a come to Jesus meeting with myself. I wanted to stop SO BAD, and I almost took out the heifer on the left with the megaphone telling me to keep going. It was good times. 

Is it just me or is this whole race uphill?!?

I'm smiling and strutting cause we are getting close to the end!

At this point I was so excited I could have cried. 


I'm actually really proud of my time! We walked about 2.0-3.5 MPH the whole time, and I'm honestly just proud of myself for finishing. It was really hard. A lot harder that I thought it would be.

Plus, I look sexy with that huge ring of sweat around my neck, right?

Yea, I know.

Next time you see me, please be on the lookout for my new bumper sticker that will read "3.1". 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Weigh Ins and Fancy Charts!

I'm disappointed that I didn't lose weight this week. I mean, I know...gaining muscle...water weight...blah blah. 

I don't wanna hear it. 

To make weigh ins more interesting, I've created a few charts!

Friday, March 2, 2012

February Workouts

Pink: Activity
Grey: Rest

Total minutes: 901
Total Calories Burned: 9953
Percentage of days worked out: 51% (this is horrible)

I need to step it up a little. A lot.