Goal weight -

My goal weight since I started this journey back when I was a sophomore in college has always been 130. I was the heaviest at 167.9 and I set 2 weight goals 130 would be my goal and 125 my ultimate goal weight. At me lightest, throughout this journey I bounced from 136-138 and when I returned home from studying abroad I was at 145 but ever since my return in July I can say I have worked hard to get here.
I promised myself I would get a belly ring at 130 but now I am thinking I want to lose more before I get the ring. Also I have a new ultimate ultimate weightless goal of around 120-123. I feel like I have more weight to lose on my stomach and thigh area.
P.S. I added before pictures I took back when I started in February. </ br>


Day 2-6

The challenge started out well, I managed to go to the gym wednesday-Friday but by saturday I had fell of the wagon. I was contemplating not posting about this, but these things happen so why hid it. Let me start out by saying I have been doing at least 30 minutes of exercise daily (Wednesday -Friday I went to the gym and did both strength training and cardio, Sat-Sun I walked) but as for food I have not been as successful. I have been going out a lot with friends and my boyfriend and I am actually really good at studying the menu and ordering but I have been drinking and alcoholic drinks have lots of hidden calories. Maybe, I need to learn how to order drinks so that I can continue to be successful while still enjoying myself.

Today was a great day. After feeling bad at the fact that on Sunday I ate everything under the sun (I did not binge but ate lots and drank too), I started clean. I worked out in the morning and my meals have been healthy. I even have picture:
Scrambled eggs with grape tomatoes and bell pepper on a bed of spinach :p


Day 1

Today was a good day, not only was it a beautiful day in California but I got a chance to do one hour and 20 minutes of exercise, Weights and cardio. I felt for, strong and beautiful. I weighed myself around 132.My weight seems to go between 130- 132. Here is my menu plan, although it was not in this order this is what I ate.

I am following the Atkins diet but just increasing my protein intake because my goal is to tone up and lean out. The Atkins diet consists of four phases I am in phase one which promises you, you can lose up to 15 pounds in a week, which by the way is not my goal. You are only allowed to eat 20 net carbs a day and for the first two weeks no fruits, nuts, and the carbs have to come from vegetables. I am also eating Atkins product like their shakes, which by the way are delicious, meal bars and snack bars. I recently ordered there breakfast bars and I think I will be writing a review on their products soon. Honestly, I have tried every diet and this is the only one that seems to work. If you go back to the earlier blogs, you will notice I was reading the Wheat Belly book. Atkins is similar to the diet recommended in the book. The book advises from staying away from all grains, at least at first. Atkins is great because as you move through the phases, it teaches you how to add the grains back in moderation to ensure long lasting weight loss. It would be wonderful if I could quit bread and pasta forever, but I do not want to, I like pasta and bread so I plan to add it back in moderation in the future.I will be able to eat those yummy foods, eventually until know I will continue to work hard. I want to clarify something. I am 5'5 and weight 132. I am not trying to be 110 pounds and a size 0 I am trying to be a strong beautiful women that can do push-ups and pull ups and have muscles. I want to be tone even if that means being 125 or 130 or whatever. I am not worried about weight, I want to be toned. I do understand I have more weight to lose to reach my goal , I have a belly, a little back fat and leg fat and I am trying to lose it. I will know when I get there.



SO I have been following Hollie's weight Loss blog (http://www.skinnyhollie.com/). It has been inspirational and enlightening. I need to get on it, these last two weeks I had finals. It was week 10 and finals week of my winter quarter and was super swamped with homework and of course I placed going to the gym on the back burner.
(That was me literally lol). Because I was so busy, some days I was not eating enough others I did not plan what I was eating, so now I am starting anew. I have about 2 weeks off school so I am going to use it wisely. Hollie challenged herself to 30 days of exercise which by the way she surpassed, she is on day 34 read her blog, and I want to challenge myself too. 30 days of at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday, 30 minutes is the bear minimum, I want to do more. The plan is to create a menu plan of 1200 calories a day and for workout I am finally starting phase 2 of live fit trainer and sticking with it for the next 30 days and hopefully beyond. I am working on the menu and workout plan tonight and I hope to blog for the next 30 days, not everyday of course but hopefully often. I like blogging, I like being able to share what I do with people who are interested and it is also nice to have a space to vent so, I need to blog more. On a side note, I bought a new camera and hope to post pictures every so often. Nighty night for now, expect a new post tomorrow. Debora.


Where is waldo?

I feel like Waldo, I am still here but I have been MIA. Let me fill you guys in on what was has been happening. First of all I have been losing weight slowly but surly. I am down to 129 from 137, from when I started blogging, that is 8 pounds. I did not measure myself (unfortunately) when I started however, I feel like inches wise I am shrinking. My diet is okay, I am still struggling to eat clean. I eat clean about 90% of the time but it is still that 10% that gets me. I need to eat clean and I am trying therefore I am planing to keep a food journal starting tomorrow. Phase II of my workout starts tomorrow, I am excited but scared. The workouts are more intense and sometimes I get intimidated at the gym and it is discouraging. Here is a look at phase II I promise to blog more often, this promise is to myself btw. Pictures coming soon :). For now bye lovers, followers and fellow bloggers <3, Debora