Dreams of Size 8 Jeans

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Day 65- I Lied....Kinda, Sorta- A Little Bit

Okay, I confess!

I have not started that Master Cleanse, and just read that Karma is on her SECOND!

Tonya even bought me everything that we needed to do it.

She & Fanecha started theirs on Sunday, I didn't because I was stuffed from dinner. Monday, Tonya was going strong; Fanecha gave in & ate a bag of Cheez-Its and a Butterfinger; I was bullshitting and said "tomorrow I'll start". Tuesday night, Tonya said "fuck y'all, I'm eating tonight"; Fanecha couldn't get down the sea salt drink; and I was enjoying my 2nd last meal of chicken strips & french fries. I swear I want to do it, but I'm having a hard time bringing myself around!

Monday, in addition to the squats, Fanecha & I went to our Step class. Yesterday, I did ab work at home then went to a Boot Camp Training class with my son & Fanecha. Did I tell y'all that my son is in fantastic shape? Sure, he's 15 and a former athlete, but he's diligent about staying in shape & the Boot Camp instructor loves him.

Here enters his mother.

I go to the class ready for a challenge. Within the first 5 minutes, I was ready to quit. This guy starts us out by running up 2 flights of stairs a bunch of times, then running while skipping 2 stairs, then doing laps around the track! And that was the warmup. After 45 minutes of running through obstacles & doing strength drills, I made it to the end of the class; I almost passed out from over-exertion & had to stop a few times, but I'm determined to go to the next one. It was a great class.

After class, Fanecha & I sat in the sauna talking about the Master Cleanse, and surmised that we are waaaaaay to active to go on a pure liquid diet for 7 days. She's a truck driver for Pepsi, lifting crates of soda & shit, PLUS she does hard cardio & karate. I do hard cardio. We thought that maybe we can do a modified Cleanse.

Tonya gave us the finger over the phone.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Days 60-64: Here We Go!

I stuffed myself moderately for Thanksgiving, ate a tasty philly steak sub on Friday (with extra meat by the way), and gorged myself at my grandmother's dinner on Sunday. Now that I have eaten like a fat African king, I'm ready to do better with my eating habits....I'm going on that Master Cleanse to start.

If you can recall, I've always eaten pretty much whatever I wanted...sometimes in moderation, sometimes in excess. I'm going to make another attempt to cut back on fast foods, fried foods & extra mayo. I sit and wonder how far would I be if I had eaten better through all of this.

So Tonya, Fanecha & I got together last night & went over the Master Cleanse regimen & purchased the items necessary to do it. Karma was successful with hers, and we're using her for motivation....only they started last night & I couldn't because I had gorged myself for dinner. Stomach was waaaay to fat & tight to drink any more liquids- I'm starting tonight instead.

My workouts are still coming along. I did home ab work, and went to the gym yesterday (35 minutes of Stairmaster, some upper body weights). This morning I did squats...yeah, 165 of them.

I'm weighing myself today, but I took my measurements yesterday, and am quite pleased with the results. I've lost 2 1/4 inches overall in the past 2 weeks...mostly in my waist and shoulders. I felt like dancing!

So on my lunch break, I'm going to weigh myself then have a ceremonial Strawberry Tallcake to go with my lunch before I do the liquid diet.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Days 45 - 59: Still After the Booty

Though I haven't posted here in a while, I've been keeping up with my exercises....somewhat. I missed two days last week, one of those days I did exercises at home.

Squats to be exact. 165 squats.

To help get me through them, I squat to a song. I was nearly in tears by the end of the song, but this is in pursuit of a rounder ass. I did 35 minutes on the Stairmaster Sunday.

Yesterday morning, I started ab work at home. For some reason, I have a hard time doing ab work at the gym after I do machines or a class, so I do them at home. That went rather well- I did planks, reverse crunches, a few sidebends and bicycles. Then I did a little bit of shadow boxing.

Also, I went a kickboxing class.

Overall: I'm feeling pretty good. I'm starting to see my body change slowly. The last time I measured myself, I lost about 1 1/2 inch total body AND I GAINED A POUND!!!! I'm praying that pound was water weight.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Days 41-44: I Want An Ass Like....

I'm lacking a bit in the booty department. It's not flat, but it's not a donkey butt, either. Do I want a donkey butt? Sort of...like Sommore once said "I want an ass so big that when I walk through the club, a guy could put his drink on it and I won't even know that it's there".

Okay, I take that back. All I really want is a nice round pair of cantaloupes in my jeans...and with this fat loss not being selective, I'm afraid I'll loose the little bit of ass I do have.

I can't remember everything that I've been eating over the weekend, but trust & believe that it was unhealthy, but not in excess. Yesterday, breakfast was a nasty ass omelet biscuit; lunch was some nasty ass bbq chicken tenders; dinner was one slice of half burnt pizza that my son fixed. Yesterday's meals alone was enough to make me want to go liquid.

I am back on schedule with exercise, and Fanecha has been there every step of the way....that chick is dedicated!!!!

Sunday, I decided to divide my 35 minute cardio time up between the ski machine and the stair master....climbing stairs will give me the coveted double cataloupe ass. I then did weights.

Yesterday, I was feeling down because my best friend's father died. He also lost his mother in '98, and I felt sooo bad for him when I heard the news. At first, I didn't think I was up to working out, but knowing my friend, he would have wanted me to do my thang...and I did. I went to see him after the step class, and the minute I saw him, I began tearing up. When he came over to hug me, I'm nearly boo-hooing. Tonya was there to console him, but wound up having to console me...I'm such a sap.

Tonya, Fanecha and I went to the step aerobics class. The instructor was a BEAST, but I loved EVERY minute of it!!! She walks past us and Tonya whispers "Oh, this chick got GEAR"...and I'm looking at her knee pads & little briefcase. I automatically think "oh shit", but I didn't notice her shirt until the class was about to start. This chick has a shirt with her company name "Body by Brina" and three pictures of her posing on it....I almost did an "exit- stage left" at that very moment, but I had to be strong & stick with it. I'm glad I did. Brina taunted us in a fun way, and I'm excited about going to more of her classes.

As far as that cursed Master Cleanse...Tonya said it would be definite payback for the Brina class- whatever. Is the Master Cleanse gonna give me an ass? HUH??? IS IT????

Friday, November 04, 2005

Days 38 & 40- What AM I Doing?

I just read a comment on one of my entries, and a person asked if I was following a particular program for weight loss, or if I was just limiting what I eat & working out more.

Good question!

Right now, I don't know what I'm doing! Seriously, the goal is to limit what I eat and work out more, but as you can see from my entries, I'm eating everything from peanut butter fudge cake to pizza & breadsticks. When I started this in January, I tried doing the South Beach induction- no carbs for 2 weeks....nothing by way of weight loss. I eliminated fried foods for 2 weeks....nothing by way of weight loss. I am the type of person that likes to see instant results, and I understand that healthy weight loss is a slow process....but if I sacriface my love of cuisine and still don't see anything, I'm more apt to quit it. So eventually, I'll just limit what I eat while working out- instead of doing a true diet.

Again, I started in January, stopped in late March and started up again in early September and have lost 10 pounds so far. I really can't complain and am quite satisfied thus far.

Wednesday entry: breakfast was a ham & cheese bagel; lunch was a club sandwich & fries; dinner was skipped. I didn't exercise, but went dancing...had fun.

Thursday entry: breakfast was a tasty little grilled pork chop biscuit; lunch was a subway seafood sub; dinner was a fried pork chop w/gravy & mashed potatoes. I went to the gym and upped my time on the elliptical to 35 minutes (from 30). I did some upper body & lower body weights. I decided to start splitting my machine cardio time between the elliptical and the stair master so I won't get bored.

Overall: I'm doing okay. I told Tonya that I would try the Master Cleanse starting Sunday.......to be continued. Karma says that the Master Cleanse helped her eliminate a lot of stomach mass. Now that's what I'm talking about!!!!!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Day 38- Why Count the Days Anymore????

I just realized what a major gap I have in my exercise regimen. I think that perhaps I should "gloss" over my entries by eliminating the day count....you know, so it's not so obvious that I've been slacking.

Any whoo, yesterday was interesting.

I skip breakfast, order a personal pan pizza with breadsticks for lunch, and while I'm waiting for my food, I hear this loud boom & glass shattering. I turn around to see smoke & a state trooper vehicle screech to a stop in front of the window. This guy was trying to outrun the troopers on the highway, they chased him into the city and he crashed into the Pizza Hut I was in! It's a wonder he didn't die on the scene! So I'm trapped in the parking lot, standing up for damn near 2 hours talking to people, then have the nerve to go to the gym that evening. Dinner got skipped.

Fanecha, Cam & I go to the gym. I'm in the aerobics class, and amazingly, it didn't tire me out! My feet are swollen from standing at lunchtime, and after the class was over, we had the nerve to go play volleyball.

These volleyballers seemed like pros. I'm thinking this is a simple game with members...yes and no. These fuckers had on kneepads & everything. Needless to say, Fanecha was the volleyball queen in high school...my team mates weren't sad to see me leave.

And yes, I'll be back for another game of embarrassment!!!