Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Losing Weight the Hard Way???

I came across this title to a video "Losing Weight the Hard Way" on YouTube. I did not watch the video because I wasn't interested in seeing it but the first thought that came to my mind was, is there an easy way to lose weight? Honestly, I believe that there are no easy ways to lose weight. Even persons who get the lap band or gastric bypass have to make lifestyles changes and struggle to lose weight. The truth is if losing weight was easy everyone would be slim! Unless of course the person didn't want to be slim. But to humour myself, I decided to search for "easy ways to lose weight". I came across this one website that is entitled "11 Easy Ways to Lose weight in 2weeks".

Before I clicked the website I thought it would give me some "off landish" (my way of saying over the top, weird) suggestions/tips that would probably require me to starve myself.  However, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that there are actually some really good tips on the site. It gives you simple changes that you can make that could possibly help you see some results. So if you are interested check out the site and tell me what you think.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas with the people you love! I am keeping things short and sweet today!

Strength, Health and Happiness from Me to Everyone!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Happy Holidays!n                

P.S. Don't eat too much because it will show on the scale! 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Long time no post!

Last week was quite busy for me I had a lot of things to do in prep for the arrival of Sir.  He came on last week Wednesday! So yaaaaaaaaay I am happy :D Then we went to Abaco for our mini vacation, we did it to relax and just to spend some time together without others around. We had a great vacation and I ate a whole lot. Too much if you asked me. But it was all in good fun! I don't know what else to post about the vacation, we spent the first two days just lounging on the beach and when we weren't doing that we were eating... We did go bike riding once. We did not take as much pictures as we probably should have but I have some to show you all. I am getting back into exercising and stuff today (I feel like I say this every post!) I still have to make that goal of being under 200lbs by the new year. I will admit that it is going to be hard but I am still committed. Hope you like the pics. 

 The view from our room. 
 The Beach
 Sir on the Beach
 Me on the Beach
 Yummy Breakfast
 More Yummy Breakfast

 Yummy Lunch, The salad was good, so was the meat that is Conch (konk) Pretty popular hear. 
 Yummy Lunch
 Me and sir on the Beach, A tree was holding the camera
 We had to be creative with where we put the camera. It was on the bike this time...
 Up close and personal
This time the camera was on a bench. I don't think sir knows there is something called 

2010 in Review and New Years Resolutions!

This year is going to be different, I am going to make resolutions and I am going to keep them. I am pretty sure I said that last year! But this year is going to be different it is 2011 and what better time to change than now. I said that when it was 2010

I wanted to make my resolutions early this year so I can get a jump start on it maybe.

Last Year if I remember correctly I made quite a few resolutions. The major ones were as followed:

Resolution #1: Lose weight: Isn't this on everyone's list? I didn't start working towards this goal until august but at least I did lose some weight. So I am thinking that I achieved this goal because I didn't say how much I wanted to lose and so far this year I have lost about 18lbs (total)

Resolution #2 : Get Fit: I think I am more fit than I was at the beginning of this year. Last year, even earlier this year I had pain in my ankles every time I walked. I tried buying comfortable shoes. I tried varying the pace at which I walked and I even tried ignoring the pain. I talked to my doctor about the pain, but he sucks he gave me the usual you need to lose some weight speech. ( Did I mention my doctor is a smoker? I roll my eyes whenever he tells me to lose weight, I always think whatever why don't you stop smoking?)  Finally I started working out in August. After a week I saw results, The swelling in my ankle went down and I feel so much better than I did before. I have absolutely no pain in my legs when I walk.  So I would say that even though I still have a long way to go I am on my way and that pleases me.

Resolution #3 : I will Stop eating junk food. Epic Fail. I think I ate a lot less junk food than I usually did but this is a work in progress.

Resolution # 4 Stop procrastinating. Yea I think I may have gotten worse.

Resolution #5: Save money. Does the fact that my bf saves money count?

This year I am going to make things easy on myself and I am going to keep these same resolutions only this time I will be more specific with how much weight I lose. I want to lose 30lbs by May and I want to lose my last 30lbs by December 2011. Therefore starting January I am going to start a new journey and I will try to lose 30lbs by May. 

In order to do this I will have to continue working on my eating, and I will have to exercise. Sounds simple right? Words are sometimes easier than actions. But I will get it done. 

The rest will remain the same, I am giving up on giving up on eating junk food. I think it is pointless at this time in my life. I will work on reducing the amount of junk food I eat though. 

Are any of you thinking about making New Years Resolutions? Did you keep the ones you made last year? Is there room for improvement or are you content?

Thanks for reading! 

Until Next time!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Blog Award!

First, I would like to begin by saying thanks for Ellen over at Fatgirlwearingthin for giving me this award. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you need to get over there. I can't begin to say how much I love reading her blog posts! She is always supportive, she is a really nice person and genuine spirit shines through her posts and comments. 

To my Readers: 

I feel so special! I am so thankful for everyone that reads my blog. Honestly, when I started blogging I did not do it for the followers, I didn't even think that I would get followers and now I have people reading my blog and leaving positive comments and I that means so much to me. I just want to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my babbling. Off note type of thingy, An old English teacher once told me that I sucked at writing, I think she sucked at 

This is what it is about: 

I now have the difficult task of passing this award on to five bloggers. I wanted to give the award to persons who didn't already have it and I wanted to give it to blogs that I think are AWESOME. Some of the blogs I wanted to nominate already had the award so... For now I only have 4 persons. (I have a blog in mind but for some reason I can't find it so I will update it later) This is in no particular order:

1. Miesha @ Ms Phyt, Phat N Phyne: She is a very positive person, really inspiring she exercises hard, she has lost about 100lbs (if not over that) and she looks AMAZING! She is the reason why I am doing turbo fire.. I secretly envy her ability to do that workout system! I am going to get there some day. 

2. Tim @ Fat Boy Thin: He is Hilarious! I love reading his posts, he is doing this cooking challenge and he is always so honest about how his food turns out.

3. The Fat Mom @ TheFatmom: Another really great blog. She talks about her journey and her family (Beautiful family) Her rants tend to make me

4. Toot @ Toot's Life: I just started following this blog recently and I like her honesty. She does something a bit different with her blog because she posts videos too!

5.  TBA

I am kinda lated (yes I said lated) with posting this I was extremely busy over the weekend. I still have to find number five. NUMBER FIVE LET ME KNOW IF IT'S YOU!

Happy Sunday Folks!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

And the list goes on!

Suppose food came with a list of side effects. For example, suppose one of your favourite fast food restaurant listed on the package that eating food from the establishment could lead to obesity. Then it listed all the health risk factors connected with being obese such as,  type 2 diabetes, heart disease stroke, lymphoma, kidney failure, high blood pressure, depression, or low self-esteem would you still eat there?

This thought came to my mind after I saw a prescription drug commercial on TV. They were advertising a drug for depression but the side effects were worse than the medical condition!

Back to my previous question, would you still eat at that establishment? If you were honest, you would probably say yes, (unless of course your honest answer was no) because I know I would still eat at that establishment. Why does knowledge only take us so far? For example, I seriously would not take depression pills that could help me because of the side effects but I would still eat some greasy (yet delicious) fast food burger that I know hinders my weight loss progress! I think this is crazy. But just one more thing I have to work on… 

P.S I have random unrelated titles sometimes

Jus for Laughs (Not weight related)

So I was working on a new post (which I will upload right after this one) and I realised how bad I am with speaking English. I am going so give you a sample of how I normally speak. 

Me: I bin workin on a post and I ca' believe ha hard it is ta write right. I is be writing question wit no question word. I een no ha ne1 suppose ta read dat. Well wait dis een making not one bit a sense. 

Translations: I was working on a post and I couldn't believe how hard it is to write with correct grammar. I write questions without using question words. I don't know how anyone supposed to read it. This isn't any sense either. 

I ga tell ya dis tho it hard to write like ha I dus speak  ( It's hard to write the way I speak too,,,lol)

I am bored sue me!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Absent Minded, Lazy and Such

For the last two weeks I have been in a lazy mood. Seriously If I didn't have to get out of bed I would stay in all day. I have lost all motivation, I don't even want to make blog posts. (I miss you all though so I still read and post comments.) I have moments when all I want is solitude and if I could, I would disappear out of existence for however long I need to be away. Unfortunately, that kinda stuff only happens in movies and as far as I know my life isn't being taped. There isn't some show out there called " The Shanny Show" where everyone else knows it is a movie and I am clueless of my made up existence. Can you tell that I am a big fan of Jim Carey? 

Anyways on to weight loss, I have been steady at 202lbs, there are moments when I gain a pound or lose a pound but whenever Friday comes along I manage to see the magic number again. I know exactly what I am doing wrong, it is just going to take me a bit of time to correct it. I still expect to be under 200lbs by January. I have been working out, I walk every day (outside) and I have done WATPs dvds but today I am getting back into Turbo Fire, I plan to do yesterday's workout and today's workout today. I am off from school for this semester so I will have more time to dedicate to working out and eating right. 

My final thoughts are, losing weight isn't easy, it takes dedication and consistency and if one of those things is lacking anyone who is trying to lose weight is going to come across hurdles. However, if by chance obstacles stand in your way, find a way to get around it, do not give up and do not get frustrated, some races aren't for the swift, but rather the slow and steady runners. I feel like a fortune Or one of those corny cliche books. Anyways peoples (yes I said peoples, it is a word in my vocab) until next time. I may do a few more posts today, in between my

Thanks for taking the time to read my randomness. Hope yall have a nice day and lose a lot of weight!. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

This, That and the Rest!


First of I would like to say thanks you everyone for your well wishes, My mother came out of the hospital on Tuesday she has a heap load of meds to take for the next few days but she is back and nagging the heck outta me. If she asked me to do one more thing I am going to pull my hair out! (Just kidding I am happy that she is home. But please don't tell her that)


Earlier this week I stood on the scale and I weighed 200lbs I was so excited because I was certain that meant that I would be below that number by Friday then I stop caring about what I was eating and Tom came to visit so I went back up two lbs. BOOOOOO! 

So now I feel like I am being stalked by 202lbs. Is he a fan or a foe? My exercise has been mainly walking. I did a lot of walking this week and last week. It is about a 1.5 mile walk from the bus stop to where my mother was staying in the hospital. Did I mention that the hospital sits on a hill? Yes it does! The first day I walked that hill my legs nagged me that evening. They were so restless I had to lay them on a pillow inorder to sleep. OMG Walking that hill made me feel so out of shape but the plus side was that I was able to do it without my joints hurting and I was still able to keep a good speed and my breathing was controlled. 3months ago I would not have been able to do that. My ankles would have been burning so much that I would have had to sit somewhere to give my legs a chance to rest. I felt so proud of myself. I found a new sense of renewal and inspiration. Walking that hill made me realise that although I came a long way I still have some  work to do.  For the rest of the week I am going to be mixing up my exercises I want to do 2hours of exercise every day for the next 4 days. Then Monday I am getting back into Turbo Fire. I actually miss it. 

The Rest (Random ISh that comes to my mind)

I am not going to make any written goals for December. I going to do what I need to do to lose the weight that I want to lose.  I have about 5lbs left to lose to meet the goals I had for the 15 in 15 Challenge and I am going to try my best to make that. I will be painting my room and giving it a makeover, my room looks like it was hit by a tornado maybe even I am too grown to be so messy. I am catching up on reading blogs and posting comments. I haven't read in two days and I am feeling like I have missed out on some things. I can't wait to go Christmas shopping. I can't wait for my boyfriend/FiancĂ©/Sir to get here it has been way to long since I have seen him face to face. I miss him soooooooo much! I am tired of complaining about the heat. PLEASE LORD SEND US SOME COLD WEATHER!