Monday, July 26, 2010

Ditching the Skinny Bitch (Diet day 7)

It's been a whole week. And to be honest, I couldn't even follow the Skinny Bitch way of living for the whole 7 days. The book has it's points, but I just can't be convinced to become vegan. For me it's an expensive inconvenience.

I mean I do love me some BOCA meatless chicken patties, but dang I am a college student here!

One of my FAVORITE meals on the Skinny Bitch meal plan:
(Strawberry soy yogurt, 1/2 banana, 1/2 mango, 3 strawberries, handful of blueberries & blackberries) Definitely a breakfast I will continue to eat.

I have taken a lot of other stuff from the book, though, that I will continue to practice. Mainly, eating more towards raw or natural, minimal processing for my foods please!

I found these girls on youtube, they are REALLY inspirational. I'm trying out their protein pancakes later this week. If you want a review let me know! Well even if you don't, I probably will post a review anyway!

I have been keeping a food journal to help keep me on track. I also write down the exercise I did for the day. I was thinking about transferring the info to my blog, but thought it might be too boring.

So Day 7 of project lose 10lbs, I am down 2.8 lbs from last week. So this morning I weighed in at 113.4 :)

Thank you to everyone who has wished me good luck on my journey! It means the world to have such a nice group of supporting followers :D

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pudgy Pics (Project Skinny Bitch Day 1)

Some of you doubt that I need to lose weight. So I have (hesitantly) decided to post some "before" pictures of me. As you can tell I can easily stand to lose at least 10 lbs.

Starting weight: 116.2

Today started day 1 of project Skinny Bitch. The book is really based on turning you vegan, and although they make some good points, I'm not sure the vegan lifestyle is for me. I'm sticking to the diet plan as close as I can though.

1/2 of a 170 gram container of soy yogurt
1/2 mango
1/2 banana
1 honeycot (had no idea what this was, decided to try it out, I could do without this fruit in my life)

1/2 Peanut Butter Cookie LARA Bar

1 BOCA meatless chicken patty between
Orowheat sandwich thins (whole grain)
and a tablespoon of Dijonaise

Baby green salad with:
egg (not recommended in the book)
red onion
2 TBSP of Olive oil & vinegar dressing with a squeeze of lemon juice

2nd Snack:
3 Dates

I didn't make it to the gym today [insert excuse about being in summer school and working]. Really though there should be NO EXCUSE. Tomorrow I plan to wake up early and hit the gym, instead of trying to go after work.

&& Also I'd like to say, although I'm giving myself 30 days to lose weight, I will continue to learn from this new diet and apply to my lifestyle. I want to make this a lifestyle change.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

No Excuses

Monday I'm going to attempt the "Skinny Bitch" diet for AT LEAST 30 days. My friend went on a modified version of it and lost 10 lbs in 4 weeks. I have a wedding to attend in about that time & I REFUSE to be THAT cousin. You know, the one that used to be stick thin & is not so much anymore...

I will be keeping track of what I ate each day, and if I exercised what type of exercise I did. Me and my sister recently renewed our personal training appointments & extended it for another 12 months. We WERE paying $160 ($80 each) for once a week training sessions, 4 times a month. Since they had a special going on yesterday we are now paying $104 ($52 each) for the same thing. Yay for "saving" $30 a month. I mean I guess technically if we didn't choose to renew we would be saving a lot more, but I think it's completely worth it. And plus, for the next 4 weeks we have twice a week sessions! So if nothing else, I will have AT LEAST 1 day of working out (2 in the next 4 weeks). But of course, I know I need to be at the gym more than that.