Hi all, I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. I haven't been over eating or anything I've just been fighting this stomach flu. So I haven't really been eating much but chicken broth, and maybe some saltines if I can keep them down. On a good note though; I know I have lost some weight because I've been throwing up at the sight or smell of solid food for the past few days.
Today is my son's last day of school, and he had an assembly earlier this week. I am proud to say that he received three medals and two certificates for reading, math, citizenship, and attendance. He got the most awards in his second grade class! Yes I am a proud mommy, and yes I did take about twenty pictures of him when he got home. Until next time...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
While I was looking online to to buy a new scale I found an article (4 signs it's time to step of the scale by, Jason Anderson), and I felt like the arthur was talking about me. But I feel like; everyone is obsessed with the scale when they're trying to lose weight. Right? Anyway I pasted the article below (I got this article via http://www.sparkpeople.com/)
1. You constantly worry about weighing in. When you're trying to lose weight, it's normal to experience some hesitation when it's time for your weekly weigh in. After all, you want to see the numbers go down as confirmation that all of your hard work has paid off. We all want to be rewarded for our efforts, and it can be discouraging when you have done everything right and things still don’t pan out. However, if you find yourself preoccupied with worrisome thoughts of what the scale is going to say tomorrow or the next day, then you might be a little too obsessed with the scale.
2. You weigh in more than once per day. SparkPeople recommends weighing in once a week (or even less). Ever wonder why it's not a good idea to do it more often? Your body weight can and will fluctuate from day to day, and change throughout a single day, too. There is no sense in putting yourself on that roller coaster of ups and downs. In the war on weight, if you become so concerned that you weigh yourself daily or several times a day, you are fighting a losing battle and you will be discouraged. If you feel like you can't control yourself or stop yourself from weighing in each day, then you could be headed for trouble.
3. You can recite your weight to the nearest fraction at all times. This is a sure sign that you are relying too heavily on the scale. Anyone who can tell you not only how much she weighs each day, but measures her weight loss to the nearest quarter of a pound is probably weighing in too often. There is nothing wrong with wanting to see a lower number on the scale, even if it's a quarter pound lower, but remember that weighing in is more about trends (an average decrease or consistency in weight over time).
4. The scale determines how you feel about yourself for the day. When the number is down, you step off the scale singing and have a jump in your step all day. When the number goes up (or stays the same when you expected a loss), you feel like Charlie Brown walking around with a rain cloud above your head. To me, this is the saddest situation of all—to let the scale dictate how you should feel. How would you feel about yourself if you hadn't weighed in that day? What other ways would you determine your self-worth if weight didn't exist? If one (or all) of these situations sound familiar to you, it's time to step away from the scale. Go cold turkey. Or at the very least, weigh in less often. But what's a "compulsive weigher" to do?Instead letting the scale alone determine whether you're a success or failure, use more reliable measures to determine your progress. My philosophy is that weight loss is not a goal, but the result of healthy habits like a better diet and regular exercise. When you do step on the scale and don't see the reading you had hoped for, ask yourself these questions: Am I doing what I am supposed to be doing? Am I making healthy food choices most of the time? Am I exercising consistently? If you are, then rust that your body is making positive changes, and the results will come. If you are not, then resolve to be consistent in healthy behaviors to see the results you want. Weighing yourself is definitely helpful and it has its place. Just make sure you don’t go overboard and give too much credence to this one measurement! After all, other measures (like how much energy you have, how much easier it is to climb a flight of stairs, or how well your clothes fit) might not be as precise or scientific, but they're sure to make you feel happier and more successful than a scale ever can.
I hope this article was as useful as it was for me. Until next time...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I picked Toccara a former America's Next Top Model contestant because she is shaped some what like me.
When I saw Toccara on the celebrity fit club I thought that she didn't need to be on there. Most of her weight was in her breast, and little in her thighs, but she had a flat stomach and she looked cool to me. Now that she has lost weight though she does look a lot better. I wonder if this is how I'm going to look like when I lose my weight since I am shaped how she was (minus the flat stomach). Well anyway the girl looks great congrats to her! Until next time...
I weighed in today before my weight watchers meeting. I don't go every week I usually go every other weekand, and just weigh myself at home. But today I did weigh in and I am happy to say that I weighed in at 185.8 pounds which is a total of 14.6 pounds since I've joined weight watchers, and a total loss since I've started this life change of 21.6 pounds! which means I am officially out of the obese category, and my BMI is 29.1! It did take me a little bit longer then I wanted to get out of the obese category, but I'm finally out and I want to celebrate. Usually when I celebrate I go out to eat somewhere, but I need to find other ways to reward myself. I'm thinking maybe a new tattoo hmmm; Until next time...
This has to be my favorite scene in that movie; besides the part when Tina Turner fought Ike back. Anyway moving on to what this post is about, and that is PEER PRESSURE.You would think that peer pressure is something that jr. high or high school kids go through, but know I go through it almost everyday.
Yesterday I posted pictures of myself in some jeans that I used to wear that are now way to big. A lot of my friends and family saw the picture and congratulated me on my weight loss. So you would think that now they know that I am serious about this healthy lifestyle thing; Right? Well WRONG; I went out to dinner with some friends last night, and I did pretty good by having a grilled chicken salad and I declined dessert. Of course my friends got dessert and the first thing they said when the dessert came to the table is; "Jessica try some of my cake." Now they know that I am trying to lose more weight. Why would they offer me this delicious, moist, delectable red velvet cake? And the answer that I came up with is that they are just not in the same place as me. It's not like they are trying to sabotage my weight loss or anything they just don't understand because they are not on the same path as me. And does this mean that I should stop going out to eat with them? I don't think so as long as I'm in the right mind frame at least.
So I'm sure some of you are thinking; "did she eat the red velvet cake?" And no I didn't I stayed strong because my official weigh in day for weight watchers is today! Until next time...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I'm not a huge Jersey Shore fan, but when they are about to have a good fight or something messy is going to air I will tune in ( I know that's bad, but I love to see some hot mess reality TV). I always did love Snookie, but me and my friends used to joke that she had the shape of an IPad lol. Recently I was watching E news and saw new pictures of her and she looks great.
I was joking with my friend that it's only a matter of time before some naked pics get "leaked" of her, and all of a sudden while I was looking for some pictures of her I found this...
I have no comment all I can do is SMH.Until next time...
Sunday my cousin wanted to go to Jeremys because they were having a 30% off sale on all women clothes (which happens almost every weekend). I really didn't want to go because I don't want to buy a whole lot of clothes until I get to my goal weight, but who am I kidding I'm a sucker for a good sale. So I ended up buying three pairs of jeans and two shirts for $37.00! The shopping gods blessed me that day indeed.
Even though I did get a very good deal; trying on clothes is still a nightmare for me. I would pick out a size 32 in one pair of pants and couldn't fit it, but I picked out a 31 in another designer and could fit it perfect. I even tried on a size 10 in these shorts and they could fit, but I didn't buy them because they made my booty look flat. But my question is what size do I really wear? Until next time...
I decided to take a few pics of myself this morning to show everyone my progress, but I still have a long way to go (50 more pounds). These jeans I have on in this picture I bought from Bloomingdales last year they are a size 32.
My stomach has never been huge, but it is getting smaller. Where I hold most of my weight as you can see is my breast and my thighs. Once I get to my goal weight I think I'm going to get a breast reduction so I wont look so top heavy. Well until next time...
Monday, June 6, 2011
Anybody that knows me knows that I love fashion and shopping (I have the credit card debt to prove it). Anyway I have been a Vogue subscriber since I was in high school, and I love the fashions, but I have to say that I do miss seeing women that look like me on the covers of thier magazines. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Vogue Italia was having curvy girls featured in their June 2011 issue. I can't wait to get off work so I can buy this issue!
These ladies are bringing all kind of fabness (I know that's not a word), fierce, killer divaliciousness (I know that's not a word either), and I'm loving it. I must say that I get so caught up in getting skinny that I forgot that I have to love myself no matter what size I am. So this post goes out to all the curvy ladies; all the real curvy ladies. Not the people that the media calls curvy that are only are a size 4. I'm talking about the real curvy girls with the big booties and thick thighs! So a round of applause for Vogue Italia for featuring REAL WOMEN with REAL CURVES!
Until next time...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Hi all; I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I've been fake busy (basically trying to make myself busy because I've bee eating like a crazy person). I hate that I'm still struggling with emotional eating, but I guess I have to take it one day at a time.
Anyway I went to Nordstroms half yearly sale a few weeks ago, and I went crazy in the shoe department because I'm a sucker for a good deal. So I decided to buy some jeans because some of my clothes don't fit anymore. I picked out some jeans that I thought would fit me and went to the fitting room. As I tried on the clothes it was a reality check that yes I have lost a little bit of weight, but I am nowhere near where I'm supposed to be. So I did come up on some good shoe deals that day, but nothing in the clothes department. I'm tired of dreding to go clothes shopping because I know most of the stuff I want to buy either doesn't fit or doesn't look right on me. I know I need to lose weight for Miami, but I keep on procrastinating and telling myself that I have all this time. Which is somewhat true, but if I want to lose 30 pounds by October I need to move now.
I need a workout buddy so if there is anybody that lives in the Bay Area that needs a workout buddy also message me; I would love the company!