Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hello ladies!!!

Ok I had a BLAST measuring myself this morning!!!!! I lost so many inches since last time I measured and that was only 3 weeks ago! I don't think I have ever had so many inches lost so quick.I know the strength training made a big difference! Check them out.......The BLACK ones are from the VERY beginning.The RED ones are from 3 weeks ago and the BLUE ones are from this morning!!!!

Left arm -13 1/4
Waist (under bra)-35 1/4
Waist (belly button)- 49
Waist/hips (3 inches below belly button)-52
Rear- 49
Right upper thigh-28
Left calf-16
Bust- 42 1/2
Feet together/both upper thighs together-49
Left knee-17 3/4

Left arm -13
Waist (under bra)-35 1/4
Waist (belly button)-44
Hips-(3 inches below bb)-48
Right upper thigh-28
Left calf-15 3/4
Feet together/both upper thighs together-43
Left knee-16 3/4
Chest (under armpits)-40
Bust-43 1/2

Left arm-12 3/4
Waist (under bra)-35 1/4
Waist (belly button)-43
Hips (3 inches below bb)-46
Right upper thigh-27
Left calf-15 1/2
Feet together upper thighs-43
Left knee-16 1/2
Chest (armpits)-39 1/2
Bust-43 1/2

When I hold the tape at the inches I was when I started it is sooooooo huge! I can take the old measurement of my waist and slide in completely down over my hips/rear.

I didn't do my weights Monday.Dh was here and I was going to do them anyway *until* he took me out fencing with him for several hours! lol I was going up and down mini mountains and wow did I get a workout! SO I didn't feel bad.It was excellent lower body too which is what I would have been doing on Monday.

YESTERDAY I did not do my peak 8.I decided to hold off on doing it until school is out because we like to go away from the house and do it and we don't like to take the children out during school hours lest any busybodies think that our children aren't getting schooled.It is too hard to wait until after school hours to do it.It doesn't get done! lol So we will do my new Billy Blanks dvd on cardio days for now.It is KILLER CARDIO so perfect for high intensity.Anyhow,yesterday I didn't do anything except for push mow my lawn for 2-3 hours and work in my garden.Not Peak 8 but not sitting around either!

TODAY I am doing upper body weights.

I KEEP FORGETTING TO DO "ORGANS IN PLACE". I need to get on that!!

I have also not been doing very good at body brushing.It has been SO hectic though and that will be a little better after planting (gardens AND fields) are done.

I DEFINITELY need to do something about my weight going up too much over the weekends and then I have to spend MON/TUE getting it back down.I mean,I am losing but I know I could lose more.My plan is to have my Free time SAT night and then really crack down and have a LOW carb day on Sunday so I am starting out Monday at the same weight I was SAT morning.That's what I am going to shoot for......

Well,I better run! Lots of gardening to do today!!!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Super excited.......

Only 3 more lbs until I have reached my SECOND goal.....I will have lost Titus' weight AND Isaac's!


Vashti and
Silas to go! roflol

Only 8 more lbs to go until I am OUT OF THE 200's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will jump up and down and cry tears at that day!!!

When I reach that goal I will have lost 30 lbs and that feels like QUITE an accomplishment!

Guess what I did for my dh last night?

Put on a live dance.......I would never have thought I would have the confidence to do that at this weight but I video taped myself to see what I looked like and I was pleasantly surprised.:) I have really toned up and well,I look pretty good for *this* weight!

Dh LOVED it and well it was also quite a workout!!! One that I will be repeating more and more as I lose.......:)

Tomorrow is weight training lower body.I have been doing great this weekend.More liberal with my eating and my weight is always higher on the weekends but that's ok!

Well,off I go!!!

Be encouraged ladies! You can do this!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Quick update!

Just wanted to let you ladies know that I am here and doing great! I did my weight lifting last night....

Guess what my scales said this morning?????


I am down another pound from my lowest weight!! :):):):) Needless to say,I was THRILLED!

Chicken and eggs for breakfast.....Off to town!!

Hope everyone is doing great!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Strength training done.........

Ouch lol.

Have I said that I am LOVING this?????????????????????

As I was laying on the floor in front of the mirror doing leg raises I looked over and my rear end DOES look and feel smaller.Makes sense cause I measured yesterday and I was down an inch in my rear! Amazing how much of a difference one inch makes!!!

My weight *is* up today to 211.4. I am fine though as I know it won't be there long and my *high* numbers just keep getting lower!!!! :):)

Today I am aiming for a LOW LOW carb day........Check myfitnesspal to see if I succeeded by the end of the day! lol

Esther...........Come on! Jump on in with us!! You WANT and NEED to do this! Don't let yourself get into worse shape!!!!!!!!

Well,I am off to plant about 50 pepper plants.I did 80 tomato plants yesterday.I have lots more to plant too....Including flowers :):).

Bye for now!!!!

I *AM* going to be doing T-TAPP "organs in place" (thank you Nataly) and see if that makes a difference for me.

For part of my workout today I did squats (DEEP SQUATS) with 20 lbs on each dumbell.........Wow lol.You should try it!!!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wow....My arms are shaking still lol

My first weight session is done.......WOW is all I can say.I KNOW that my body is going to change because my muscles never get THAT kind of work.I am strong.I can work and work hard/lift heavy things.

STILL.....My arms DON'T get that kind of workout lol.


I am drinking my "recovery" drink right now.

Doing fantastic with eating!! Don't forget,I am logging ALL of my food at myfitnesspal.

Losing FAT-Building MUSCLE

I know I am TERRIBLE *BUT* I did not finish the 2 week challenge!

The GOOD news is that it *wasn't* because of laziness but because I was too excited to start my new LONG TERM (hopefully) plan! :)

I have always wanted to do this the healthy way.Well,lately I have been doing alot of researching about loose skin (which I do NOT want if possible!) and while doing that I came across some other valuable information that totally changed my game plan! I don't have time to get into too much detail but here are a few thoughts of mine.

I want to be FIT.I do NOT want to settle for "thin".This is more than just wanting to be lighter/smaller.Just because is skinny does not mean they look good either!

I do NOT want to lose muscle! That is defeating the purpose.What I am trying to do here is reverse the damage I have done to my body.Part of that damage is that I lost muscle and lost my good metabolism.I want to regain that which means I need to gain muscle,not LOSE it through losing weight the WRONG way.

I have never felt more excited about this.I am aiming for toned and strong with just the right amount of fat for my body.

Even if I get pregnant I do not have to quit this! This has been a discouragement to me because I feel that the clock is ticking.Titus is almost 8 months old!!!!! It finally hit me that pregnancy does NOT mean that I have to stop building muscle.No matter what I start out as,I can be in better shape at the end of my pregnancy than at the beginning.More muscle,better metabolism,less fat.........

Here are some of the things I have found.......

Excellent weight loss stories and pictures (some very immodest so be careful who is around when you look) at this link below!!!!!!


I am shooting for 6 meals a day PLUS an evening snack.

I am carb cycling but am going to switch amounts of carbs around.Saturday will be a lowER carb day.The weekdays will be low carb with maybe a slight peak on WED.

I am shooting for 180 grams of protein a day.

Lots of water of course.

I will be making a post workout protein shake using whey protein.

Workouts will be strength training MON/WED/FRI and cardio TUE/THUR

I am not sure yet how long the strength training will take me as I have not done it yet but I plan on basing my workouts on the ideas from the body building site above.(Have I said how much I LOVE that site?)

Cardio will be PEAK 8 on TUESDAYS and a workout dvd on THURSDAYS.I really love my Billy Blanks dvd's.They are great cardio and strength training.I want to be able to do them.Scott says no scheduled exercise on the weekends.That doesn't mean I won't get exercise though......This weekend I baled hay and got a killer workout! lol

I got new running shoes!!! (For Peak 8) and even socks!!

I am going to continue body brushing and rubbing my skin down with olive oil *at least* 3-4 times a week.

I will be working on getting good sleep.

I am logging at Myfitnesspal......Wanna join me? It is really neat how it keeps track of your protein grams and carbs......Ignore my allowed calories because I am not *really* counting calories.I am watching them but not counting them iykwim? I am concentrating on getting the protein in and watching the carbs.

I am Angeladawn32

Well,I think that's it for now!! Off I go.....OH! One more thing!

You know I was stuck at 212 for several weeks......Well,between 212-213.I HAD reached 211 at one point but didn't stay there.

Well,after starting my new plan last week by weight dropped down to 209 by Thursday!! Then 208 by Friday! I knew it would go back up a little over the weekend.I was thrilled to see that even after weekend I was STILL 210!! Thursday is weigh in day in the Biggest Loser challenge on MOMYS and I have HIGH hopes for having a loss this week! I was 209 last week......

Well,I am off for now!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hello.......Challenge and measurements!

I am doing a 2 week challenge with BRANDY :). We figured it out while she was here this weekend and I am very excited to be started!!!Actually we started yesterday and here is our plan!

MON-FRI -Billy Blanks Insane Abs
PLUS 1 hour of mild cardio.(Walking,dancing etc.)
(YES,Thats two hours a day!)
Saturdays- 2 hours exercise of any kind.
Sundays- FREE

Raw Apple Cider vinegar 3x daily

Water-3 quarts daily

Nettle tea-1 qt daily

Body brushing everyday followed by olive oil rub down

Breakfast- HM protein shake
Lunch-Salad w/ small protein/fat
Supper-Sm portions of whatever is served
Treat-100 calories

No eating past 7:00 (Except for treat)

Snacks have to be healthy.No white flour/no processed food/no processed sugar

Measure NOW (below) and after the 2 weeks are up.

Weigh everyday!

*I* will be reporting here everyday! I am looking for some serious weight loss!!

MY measurements from LAST time I measured.(End of March I think)

Left arm -13
Waist (under bra)-35 1/4
Waist (belly button)-45
Hips-(3 inches below bb)-48 1/2
Right upper thigh-28
Left calf-15 3/4
Feet together/both upper thighs together-45
Left knee-16 3/4
Chest (under armpits)-40
Forearm-11 1/2

Left arm -13
Waist (under bra)-35 1/4
Waist (belly button)-44
Hips-(3 inches below bb)-48
Right upper thigh-28
Left calf-15 3/4
Feet together/both upper thighs together-43
Left knee-16 3/4
Chest (under armpits)-40
Bust-43 1/2

I NEED a boost and that is what this 2 week challenge is all about.Not something to do for life but just to get another boost.

How is everyone?