Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Hump Day


and just a mid-week update on my C25K.....I AM KICKING ASS!!!!.....I ran for 8 straight minutes, yeah 8....I know it surprised the shit out of me too!!!!.....below is what I ran this morning......Happy Wednesday!!!!!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Winner & Weigh In


First off, let's announce the winner of my Gotein Giveaway....drum roll please.....

Congratulations to Christina from Making Healthy the Norm!!!!

Christina can you please email your address so I can have the Gotein Prize Pack sent to you......

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Now on to the regularly scheduled program brought to you by me, myself and I......

Let's start off with my Couch to 5k program.....

I must say I am kicking some serious ass, but pushing hard none the less. It's tough especially when you have never ran before, and your carrying a hell of a lot of extra weight. I would think I would like running more when I weighed less.

Here is a look at what I did yesterday, and what is coming up on Monday (I'm scared)

By doing these runs though I am burning some MAJOR calories, and I'm running in the morning (7am to be exact) so this helps my metabolism stay active throughout the day

And if that's not enough, when I'm done running I'm also doing an ab workout that does 240 crunches in 8 minutes (30 crunches X 8 different positions)
Now I have this program on my iPhone (free app) and I just start the video and lay my phone next to me to hear the timing. It took me three sessions to remember which position comes next. I don't even have to look anymore. The first couple times I did this I was dying but now I actually like it.....even my 6 year old lays on the floor next to me from time to time doing
Here is the exact program on You Tube if your do it 3 days a week with a day rest in between.

Next on my list and totally off topic is Billy the Exterminator. Has anyone seen this show on A&E? 
While I was in bed on meds for my Hiatal Hernia there was a Billy Marathon on. Damn if I didn't watch 8 hours of this was hilarious.
It is basically a show about this family that owns an extermination business (Vex Con) but they aren't your normal looking family. Now I hate bugs, rats, snakes, etc just like most of the human race, but not only does Billy take care of the "problem" but he also loves the earth and only uses natural ingredients to exterminate or catch the critters. He's got my vote.....

I also wanted to share with you a picture I took while driving back from my Doc's appointment. I was sitting at a red light just looking around when I noticed this......

Now I have no idea what language this is, but I think it's supposed to say Special???
The fact that you are running a convenience store with "spicails" all the time, you think you would know how to spell this by now......Needless to say I was laughing so hard the car behind me honked cause the light was green.


I would like to report a new NSV for me this week. Heels, yes that's right. I can wear heels now for more than 5 minutes without complaining. Now for those who know me know that I have over 100 pairs of shoes. Well 85% of them I haven't worn in a dog's age cause of my weight. Well this past Sunday I rocked a pair of hot heels and didn't complain (or take them off) once!!!
Oh and I bought my first pair of 18 jeans.......yippie!!!!

Ok now that I have talked your ear off about everything other than my weight, here we go.....

This weeks weigh in is 232.6 lbs. Terrible.....a loss....but terrible. To be fair my weight was 232.8 last Saturday, by Monday I was 238 lbs.....not sure why but I busted my ass this week to get back to where I started or less. I know I worked hard, ate well, and drank copious amounts of water, and that's all that matters. I did lose 2" off my thighs though which is a huge plus in my book. 

In total I have lost 50.4 lbs, 17.74% of body fat and my BMI went from 47.7 to 37.6. 

Have a great week everyone!!!!!!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Hump Day


Why this child is in possession of a blow up doll.....we will never

Happy Hump Day everyone!!!!!!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Big "50"


50 Dollars?....Nope

50 Cent?...Nope

50 Pounds?....Damn Right!!!


50 pounds......
in 6 months.....
Holy Crap!!!!!

I don't know whether to cry, scream, run around saying "hallelujah", or to thank Baby Jesus.  I cannot believe I have actually come this far. I know I still have a ways to go, but wow.

So you can see my official weigh in this week is 232.8 lbs. That's a 3.6 lbs loss from last week. Boy did I ever come through on the "I'm gonna kick some ass this week" speech.

I completed week 3 of the C25K program, drank a ton of water, and just ate healthy. That's it. Hopefully this means that I am over my plateau and into the next phase of my weight loss.

I started tracking my heart rate & calories burned with my heart monitor watch. I purchased it about a year and a half ago when I first started babbling on about losing weight. Obviously it was a new toy that went straight into the drawer.....until now.

Isn't she pretty???

I would like to share a NSV (non-scale victory) with you guys that I was pretty excited about. I recently graduated from a 4 clasp bra down to 2. THIS IS HUGE.....for me anyways. I can actually shop in a normal lingerie store and not have to spend hundreds on a bra just cause my ta-tas are the size of a baby's head.....yayyyy for me!!!!!

Speaking of boobs, here is an update on mine.....

As some of you know I recently found a lump in my breast, for those that don't you can't read about it here. My doc called yesterday (well the receptionist did, close enough) to tell me that the doc wants to see me because my results are in. I immediately took in a deep breath, and I know she heard it. Then she softly whispers into the phone

"the mammogram came back clear, but I didn't tell you that"

I can't even explain to you the relief at that moment. I didn't cry but I had a smile plastered on my face from ear to ear. I thanked her and said I would see her Monday. So I still have to wait 2 more days for the appointment, but at least I'm going in with a wayyyyy more positive outlook on life.

I am having some problems again with my hiatal hernia though, and it's making it hard to workout. Recently I have had some "bring me to my knees" chest pains and numbness in my left shoulder/arm area. I am still on medication for it, and then I also had tums, maalox, zantac you name it to help ease the horrible pains. Nothing worked. So off to the clinic I went. The doc prescribed me Nexium which I guess is stronger than what I take but in the same drug family. Well that didn't work so off to the hospital I went as the pain was sooooo bad. The ER Docs didn't like what was going on so they gave me some heavy duty pain meds (Percocet, but they are making me so dizzy & yucky feeling I don't want to take them) and I am scheduled for a Endoscopy, and then possibly surgery. I REALLY don't like the sound of that......

Now on to a totally unrelated topic......

Do you guys ever look at your stats for your blog????  Well I do, and I'm always curious as to how people find my blog or what search words they are typing into Google and then they come across me. Well last night I took a look and was totally shocked at how many disgusting people there are in this world and they are finding "my blog"

So I took a screen shot for you all so you can see my horror........

Isn't that GROSS?????

Well anyways this week I'm pretty much going to stay on track with what I have been doing. C25K, water and healthy eating, throw in a little bit of Zumba here, and a little bit of 30 Day Shred there and I will have it all covered. Pretty self explanatory.

For my US readers, don't forget to enter my Gotein Giveaway. You have until next Friday!!!

Have a great week everyone, and don't forget to means the world to me!!!!
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gotein Giveaway!!!!


Protein on the go's an amazing thing......

The great people at Gotein agree to send 1 package of each flavour to one lucky winner of this contest.....

Gotein™ Protein to Go, helps refuel the body, and improves lean muscle mass while burning fat*. 

It dissolves completely in water without the chunky residue and goes down smooth without the chalky aftertaste. And most importantly, Gotein comes in a convenient stick pack with a simple tear slot. You just needs to tear and pour into a standard 16.9 fl. oz water bottle, swirl, shake and go! With just two items, the Gotein pack and the water bottle, you are ready to enjoy a great tasting protein shake in the car, at the gym, at a sporting event, or even at your desk.

This is a perfect/easy way to get your protein in and curb your hunger cravings at the same time!!!

Mandatory Entry:

  • Become (or already be) a follower of Fat-Be-Gone
  • Leave me a comment telling me why you would like to try Gotein

Optional Entries (Must leave a comment for each optional entry to let me know it's been done as the winner is picked from the comments):

  • List "Fat-Be-Gone" on your blogroll
  • "Like" Gotein on Facebook & let them know I sent you by clicking here. (1 entry)
  • Follow Gotein on Twitter by clicking here. (1 entry)
  • Facebook, Blog or Twitter etc. about my Gotein giveaway. (1 entry)
  • Go visit Gotein and read about the product (1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter by clicking here. (1 entry)

**Giveaway entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, August 26, 2011. A winner will be selected via and announced in a blog post after the deadline. Winners have 48-hours from the announcement time to claim their prize by emailing me. Otherwise another entrant will be selected. The winning entrant must have followed the above listed guidelines, or else their entry will be invalid. Only U.S. readers may enter (sorry peeps Gotein's rules). All images contained in this post were courtesy the product’s website.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kicking Ass & Taking Names


I feel great!!!! (this is where positive thinking helps)

I am not going to be upset over my weigh in this week even though it was only 0.4 lbs lost. I really don't know how this happened as I worked out 5 days straight, ate amazing, and didn't cheat once.

My hubby thinks that because "George" is visiting that it is affecting my weigh in. It could be, but the one positive thing about working out with "George" is less pain.....I didn't have to take Advil one time....AMAZING

I am soooo close to 50 pounds lost I can taste it. My mouth is watering. This week I am gonna bust some ass people (not that I haven't been already)

In the C25K front I have completed weeks 1 & 2. It's tough. I have no idea how people can run such long distances. I feel like I'm dying after 2 minutes. My calves hurt, my shins hurt and I think I pulled my  left I'm starting week 3 tomorrow. Wish me luck cause I think I'm gonna need it! Here is what the scheduled intervals look like:

All in all I have lost a total of 46.6 lbs since February 1st. Not too bad. I am 10 lbs short of where I would like to be though. My original goal was to lose 10 lbs a month, but I didn't take into account plateaus. Boy do they suck.

Here is what my total loss so far looks like in my weekly fish pic:

That's a sexy fisherman.....just sayin'
In my personal life outside of "fatland" I have been working and trying to spend some time with my family, hence less blogging. How do some of you find extra time do do everything? I am a schedule whore so maybe I need to create one to incorporate at least 1 hour a day to blogging.

Yesterday my fam and I went to our local Farmer's Market. It was really cute but I was suprised at how little vendors there were. I expected it to be a lot bigger since we have such a huge farming community within a 20 minute drive from our cities core. I scored a ton of great local produce and also some grain fed meat.

I also taste tested a few veggies that were new to me, and had me curious:

Purslane: An edible ground cover that you can pick, and use in salads. It has double the amount of omega 3's than Kale, and it has tons of Vitamin E and antioxidants. I really liked it, it tastes sort of like spinach.

Armenian Cucumber: This tasted like a cross between a cucumber and a zucchini. I personally didn't care for it as I didn't think it had too much flavour. It sure was crisp and crunchy though. The skin was furry which kinda weirded me out since you don't need to peel these. 

Adam was also begging us to take him bowling as he was upset that he was left out of "Adult Bowling Night." Of course we felt like shitty parents and bowed down to his every need, so after the market we took him. Here is Adam in all his Bowling Glory.....

My son bowled a "69" how

Yesterday also seen the sky Gods bless my city with some much needed rain. This heat wave that we have been having has been a little ridiculous to say the least. The storm approach looked like impending doom for my town & it was a little scary. Then the wrath was over and we were blessed with a double rainbow, now that you don't see very often.

See the Double Rainbow???
So ending this week on a positive note......Goals

"Goals help you into channeling your energy into action"

This week's Goals will be on:

  1. Completing Week 3 of C25K
  2. Getting into the 220's!!!!!!
  3. Water, Water, Water (Dan thinks I'm not drinking enough)
Have a great week everyone, and remember show me some love, comments are what get's me through week to week!!!  XOXOXOX

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