...is beyond my expectations!

Week 2: 134 LBS, Removed 4 LBS from week prior, Removed 0.7% Body Fat.

During the week, I kept track of all the food I ate, workouts I did, and how I felt.
My biggest concern is that I still crave basic things like fried chicken and chocolates during my stressful moments.  I laugh that I find those items "basic." 

When I stress out or get the least bit sad, fried chicken and chocolate become my body's triggers for instant comfort.

However, it won't last for long!  I'm training my mind and building my armor to fight!

I have stuck with the BFL eating program* and this week have been able to say no to the bucket of fried chicken sitting in the fridge.  This image now disgusts me, seeing the grease seep into the paper bucket is like looking for a cigarette in an ashtray...just say no!

Positive things that have helped me this week:

The Blender Bottle

This thing looks cheap but man does it make protein powder taste so good!  It's also extremely easy and fun to use!

Syntha-6 Protein Powder, Cookies and Cream Flavor

I will rave, rave, rave about how good this product is!  I was getting tired of the same old chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry protein shakes.  But this...oh MAN..this tastes like ICE CREAM!  YUM!  It also has slow releasing protein so it fills my stomach up, which means I get fuller faster and stay satisfied longer!

Body-for-LIFE for Women

I have the BFL for Women book and I love the book's take on Hormonal Milestones.  Your age doesn't fully determine what hormonal stage you're in.

I stopped comparing myself to college classmates, my younger thin friends, and other 20 somethings.  I look at my body for what it really is!

This book tackles how to balance weight and mood during each hormonal stage.  The photos and stories gave me motivation to keep going.

*Note: I modified the BFL eating program, instead of a "Free Day" I eat only 1 or 2 "Free Meals" a week and eat 100% clean.  I also modified the BFL workout program and added 20 mins High Intensity Cardio for 6 days a week.

138 LBS

...That means I have 4 weeks to try and make my goal of 130 Lbs by my 25th birthday.

Losing 2 lbs a week is quite a feat for my body.  I have never been able to progress that fast and consistent, even on the Body-For-Life Program.  Maybe it is because I don't always follow the 80/20 rule.  It's more of 60/40 rule.  Let's be honest, I manage to eat clean 4 out of 7 days...maybe 3 out of 7 now?

My mission is to FIGHT this time around!

From now until my birthday, Jan. 31, 2011.  I'm going to push myself.


Body-For-Life Exercise, Modified with 20 min High Intensity Cardio EVERYDAY, except on Sunday.

Body-For-Life Eating Program, Modified with NO FREE DAYS--ONLY 1 or 2 free meals a week.

I don't beat myself up if I mess up just a little.  I bounce back stronger and hit my goals harder.  I feel success this time around.
 Week 2: 142.5 lbs, lost 1.3 lbs from last week

I never thought my job would lead to so many extra calories.  Yet, as I start my diet I've noticed the increased number of unneccessary food that's offered to me.  Working front desk at a hostel has it's perks, but weight gain is not one that I want.  Regardless of what time it is, guest and fellow coworkers are always offering food.  More food than my old office job, which would have standard coffee, bagels, and baked goods.  Instead, the hostel has all these great international travellers who make such interesting food, or even bring deliciously-dangerous packaged goods from their home country.  God it's hard to say no to cute foreigners and their new exotic feeds.

What dawned on me, was that since I started my job in October, I have managed to gain 15 lbs back that I had originally lost.  I gained weight due to my willing effort to eat whatever was offered to me, but also because I worked the weirdest hours.  Working during a time when I normally ate dinner interrupted my schedule to the point where I felt famished.  I'd come home around 10 pm and eat until or even past Midnight.

I'm sad to say it, but I just came home from work about an hour ago...I ate dinner right when I got home, used up all my weight watcher points for the day...it's 11 pm and I'm still eager to eat that bowl of popcorn sitting on my bed (with some tapatio).  I'm not stressed; I just looking forward to unwinding with some popcorn and a movie...some relaxing me time before I go to bed.

On another note that kinda relates to the subject:  I really wanted to blog what I read in my weight watcher's journal yesterday.

It said "Make a list of five non-food ways to deal with your feelings."

My five non-food ways to deal with my emo feelings:
1) Read or play video games.
2) Journal, blog, or talk to a friend.
3) Take a walk or exercise.
4) Paint nails or style hair.
5) Clean out my room or reorganize things.