June 10, 2011

Biggest Loser - Week 1 Results

The scale went in the right direction!  I am down exactly 2 lbs! 

I followed the Ideal Protein diet faithfully (except for the consumption of alcohol) all week after not having a successful weekend.  This diet is not easy but it does give you results.  I have to constantly remind myself of this every time I feel like sneaking something I shouldn't be eating.

When I first started this diet on March 31, my starting weight was 172 lbs, so to date I have lost 15.6 lbs!  I still need to lose around another 15 lbs but man, it's not easy! 

I have a very intense love for food.  I love cooking it, eating it, watching TV programs about and even day dream about it!  I also have a HUGE sweet tooth.  This is why most of my ideal protein products I have purchased are chocolate of some sort.  Chocolate protein shakes, chocolate pudding, chocolate/peanut butter bars and cookies and cream bars.  I'm pretty sure if these products weren't offered I wouldn't be doing so well.  No question.

Good luck to all my other Biggest Loser participants!  I hope your scale went in the right direction for you too!


Starting Weight - 158.4 lbs
Week 1 (June 10) - 156.4 lbs (1.26% loss)

June 3, 2011

Biggest Loser Challenge

I have joined a biggest loser challenge with 14 of my on-line friends.  These are girls I've "met" and got to know while planning my destination wedding 2.5 years ago - they are my fellow DW brides.  The challenge runs for 8 weeks, starting today June 3rd and ending July 29th.

I really need some extra motivation and accountability because, damn, these passed couple of weeks have been a complete bust!

For the last 2 weeks I have been horrible and not followed my Ideal Protein diet at all.  It's hard to believe I haven't gained more than 2 ounces.  Seriously.  How did I eat hot fudge sundaes, MacDonald's, Burger King, pizza, among many other poor food choices and not gain any weight?  Pure luck I think.

Well, this is about to change.  I still have another 15-20 lbs I would like/need to lose.  I hoping this challenge provides the support, encouragement and motivation that I have been so lacking lately.  A pot of $300.00 going to the winner always helps with motivation too! 

Good luck to all my fellow Biggest Losers!

Beginning stats;
June 3rd Starting Weight:  158.4 lbs

Weight Loss Center

May 20, 2011

Ideal Protein - Weigh In

I fell off the wagon this week.

This week I should just be REALLY thankful I didn't gain an ounce.  I'm still at 158.2 lbs.  How?  I have no idea.  I did not do well this week. 

Last Friday night I ate Burger King - a whopper combo to be exact.  Saturday I had barbecued ribs with a baked potato and drank a pile of rye and coke zero's.  Sunday was pancakes and syrup for breakfast, followed by MacDonald's for dinner. 

I did not attend one Pilate's class this week.

I had a a clubhouse sandwich followed by a hot fudge sundae for last nights dinner.


How............in God's name I didn't gain any weight is beyond me.  I really hope I can get back on track this week.  I'm grateful the numbers didn't go up but I still need to lose more weight. 

The above eating practices are not conducive to this goal.

Seeing this right in front of me in black and white is even worse. 

I hope blogging about the good, bad, and ugly all help me be accountable and keep going after fault.

Starting weight: 172 lbs (March 31, 2011)

Last weigh in: 158.2 lbs
This weeks weigh in: 158.2 lbs
This weeks weight loss:  0 lbs

Total weight lost: 13.8 lbs!

May 13, 2011

Ideal Protein - Weigh In

Well it has been a couple weeks since I've done a weigh in.  Since I was away the whole last week of April, that week didn't count - wink wink. 

Being on vacation at an all inclusive resort is not helpful to my diet - not terrible but not helpful.  At any rate, I'm pretty much back on track.  Although last weekend I did some pretty serious yard work and to avoid doing a face plant in a pile of dirt I ate some real carbs - fettuccine primavera in a cream sauce - SNAP!

Aside from the mis-doings on vacation and last weekend I've been able to stay on track.  Here are my most recent stats;

Starting weight: 172 lbs

Last weigh in: 160.2 lbs

This weeks weigh in: 158.2 lbs

Down 2 lbs!

Total weight lost: 13.8 lbs!

May 10, 2011

Back to Reality......

....leaving the warm sunshine, sandy beaches, all you can eat & drink behind. 

We returned on May 1st from an amazing vacation in Punta Cana, DR at The Majestic Colonial

My little sister chose this as the resort for wedding.  It was nothing short of perfect.


April 22, 2011

Ideal Protein - Week 3 Weigh In

Slowly but surely!  This week I lost another 4l bs!  I'm extremely happy and love that I'm going in the right direction.  My only disappointment is, I was not measured at my initial consultation.  I've lost a lot of inches, I just wish I knew how many.  I am now wearing shirts, jackets, pants, etc, that I haven't worn in 3 years!  I think I should start measuring now since I have another 15.2 lbs I'd like to lose.

Starting weight:  172 lbs
Last weeks weigh in:  164.2 lbs
This weeks weigh in:  160.2 lbs
Down 4 lbs this week!

Total weight lost: 11.8 lbs!

I won't be posting next Friday since we will be in sunny Punta Cana at a beautiful all-inclusive resort.  Needless to say I'm pretty confident the scale will be going in the "wrong" direction when I do return.  That's ok though, I will not be following the diet while I'm there.  I'll be partaking in all of that "free" alcohal, and gasp............I'm going to eat carbs!  I just hope I don't completely lose my mind!

April 15, 2011

Ideal Protein - Week 2 Weigh In

Well it's been 3 weeks since I began Ideal Protein.  Today was weigh in #2.  I still lost weight, but not the 3lbs I was hoping for.

Starting weight - 172 lbs
Last weeks weight - 166.2 lbs
Today's weight - 164.2 lbs
Down 2lbs from last week.
Total weight loss to date - 7.8lbs

Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy!  I just got spoiled with the 5.8 lbs lost last week. 

I continue to do Pilate's 2x a week which I love!  I think I'm also gaining lean muscle too.  I have to say that I feel better and clothes fit better than when I weighed in the mid 160's before.  I think I can thank Pilate's for this.

The nutritionist keeps reminding me that muscle weighs about 3x more than fat, therefore the number on the scale is not what I should be solely focusing on - I agree!