Thursday, February 9, 2012

So Far This Week (Feb. 7-9)

I am still developing the habit to take pictures of everything I eat, so bear with me! This week has not been such a good week as far as recording things, but this is all still a learning process! :)

This week I had a bad habit of not eating breakfast (not good), but on Tuesday I had some delicious oatmeal! It is instant oatmeal by Oat Revolution! This particular packet had flax in it and was apple and cinnamon flavored. There are 130 calories, 2 grams of fat (0 saturated, trans, and monounsaturated fat), and 3 grams of protein in each packet. Along with 3 grams of fiber, lots of omega-3, and its all whole-grain and a pretty healthy breakfast!

Lunch and Dinner mostly consisted of Olive Garden's Minestrone soup and salad. But today I had Jimmy Johns (The vegetarian sub as an unwich lettuce wrap and thinny chips), and for dinner I had 2 pieces of leftover pizza.

More is to come! Keep working hard and it will all pay off. This week try to think of a reason you are deciding to be more healthy! Always think of that reason when you want to give up.

REMEMBER! When adopting a new lifestyle, you are going to mess up. You are going to do things you are not supposed to. IT IS OKAY!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chicago (from this weekend, sorry its late!)

Staying on top of your diet and exercise plan is much more difficult when you are on vacation simply because you are most likely to eat out more and probably not think about working out those few days.

This weekend I have been in Chicago, IL to watch my younger sister perform in a dance competition. I luckily got motivated by watching all of the fit dancers and ate healthy. As far as working out, I did not go to the gym, but I was active all day by walking around the mall (of course) and also making better choices to use the stairs instead of the elevator. I have not weighed myself since I left home, but when I post tomorrow night I will make sure to make an update!

Today I am going to post meals, because we were eating out, I completely forgot to get calorie numbers, I apologize.


I am starting at Dinner:

 We went out to eat at Sam & Harry's Steakhouse (very good by the way).

My dinner consisted of
    - water (in the classy wine glass)
    - Caesar Salad
        -Romaine lettuce, low fat caesar dressing, white anchovies, parmesean cheese, and croutons
    - Roasted brussel sprouts with lemon juice and herbs


My moms breakfast: (I am posting this because I took a bite and it was D E L I C I O U S!!

This was from the restaurant in the Hotel:
-Vanilla yogurt
-Fresh blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries
-Granola made with fresh oats, honey, and peanuts

My breakfast:

**not pictured**- Green tea Latte with soy milk
- Egg white omlette with spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese
-Hashbrowns (although I didnt eat the hashbrowns, I gave them to my mom)


From Starbucks:
- Spinach and Arugala salad with noodles, blue cheese, tomatoes, onions, and black olives. The dressing was a balsamic vinegar and olive oil blend.
-Apple crumble cake (mini)
- Flavored Coconut Water for the drink


at California Pizza Kitchen:
- I got the Vegetarian Pizza which consists of:
     -Whole Wheat Crust
     -Marinara Sauce
     -Mozzerella cheese
     -Goat Cheese
     -Green Beans
     -Baby Broccoli
     -Sundried Tomatoes
-To drink I had a water and on the right is cranberry juice and soda water

February 6

Today was not necessarily a good eating day. But we all have those days, we cant give up though, it is important to remember the goal and get right back on track if this ever happens! 

Anyhow, here are todays meals: 

 I ended up not eating near all of this, things with the star I ate.
-Mixed fruit (grapefruit and oranges)
-Toast (1 piece with butter and strawberry jam)*
-2 Hard-boiled eggs*

Between Breakfast and lunch I ate half of a butterfinger bar and drank a bottle of water.

-Brown Rice
-Pico de Gayo
-Sour Cream
-Water to drink

Between Lunch and Dinner I ate the other half of the butterfinger bar. 

I completely forgot to take a picture for my dinner, for that I am sorry. BUT! I ate at a place called Noodles & Company (so delicious) and had half of the small order of the Wisconsin macaroni and cheese. Then my friend and I went to Orange leaf where I got 4oz of delicious froyo! 

To any of you who are keeping track of your meals and work outs like I am, ALWAYS REMEMBER it is very important to write down EVERYTHING you put in your mouth, even if it was not healthy!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Every person should have goals, especially when starting a weight loss regimen. Studies have shown the best way to make a goal is by using the S.M.A.R.T. method.

I am a huge fan of health and fitness magazines. (You'll know the importance of me telling you this soon.)
Some of my favorites are:
  • Woman's Health
  • Fitness Rx
  • Runners
  • Muscle&Fitness-Hers

In this months issue of Woman's Health Magazine, There was an article about "Total-Body Transformation". In the article it gave an EXCELLENT description of making a S.M.A.R.T. goal.

Here is what it said:

S. M. A. R. T.

Specific- "Set out to just 'be healthy' and you're selling yourself short. Vague goals give people too much leeway and can lower their motivation to push themselves. So be precise (i.e. you want to lower your body fat by 10 percent or be able to run a 10-k)."

Measurable- "You should be able to gauge and quantify your progress, both in the short-term and long-term. Set micro (weekly) and macro (monthly) goals to keep yourself on track."

Attainable- "If you can barely find 20 free minutes in your day, don't set yourself up for failure by saying you'll run for 50 minutes 3 days a week."

Realistic- "Even with the smartest plan and the strongest determination, your body can only handle so much. Sure, fast weight loss is possible, but if you drop more than about a pound and a half a week, you're most likely looking at muscle and water loss--not fat."

Time Sensitive: Deadlines create a sense of urgency and make your goal a priority. Give yourself a year to drop 75 to 100 lbs., four to six months to train for a marathon (if you're a new runner), and two months to lose 10 percent to 12 percent of your body fat."

With this being said, here is my S.M.A.R.T. goal (my overall goal):

GOAL: to lose 50 lbs. by January 1, 2013.
HOW: I will do this by working out 3-5 days each week for at least 30 minutes. I will also commit to a healthy diet.

The Basics

Sorry for taking a while to actually start this project!

As I had previously mentioned, I am writing this blog of my "Thinsporational Journey", to help other girls and women get motivated to adopt a healthier lifestyle and achieve the goal of being healthy and fit.

The way my blog will work, is every few days (if not every day) I will post a picture with a description of everything I had eaten that day. If it is something I made myself or can get a hold of the recipe for, I will post that as well. Something to keep in mind when reading about my meals: I have chosen a "pescetarian" lifestyle, which means I do not consume any meat except for fish. So always feel free to adjust my meals to your needs (such as adding chicken or another form of protein) to your meals! I will also be posting pictures of myself throughout the process, probably every 2 weeks, so you can see the transformation, as well as different work out tips and what work outs I do every day. I am going to treat this blog as sort of a log for all of my food and work outs.

So now that you are aware of what I will be doing, Ill share a little bit about myself.

Age: 20
Birthday: April 7, 1991
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 213 lbs
Activity Level: Moderate- I am a server at the Olive Garden, which is high paced, and I am also a dancer.I  have been dancing since I was 3 years old. Up until I graduated high school I competed with my studio across the country and in my first 3 years of college I danced on the Dance Team (I recently quit). I am planning on getting back to competing, which is part of my motivation for losing weight and getting healthy and fit.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

More to come!!

The point of creating this blog is to help not only myself, but to help others with their Thinspirational Journeys. By this I mean the journey of losing weight, and getting healthy and fit.

There is more to come tomorrow!!