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"Today we are going to do those leg lifts… you know..the ones that killed your legs the last time."

NB - from Thursday gym session

Why is it sometimes the easiest things you do at the gym hurt the most after? And why ..if I did this on Thursday morning does it not hurt until Sat morning? UGH!!! 

2 notes | Posted Feb 4, 12 #exercise #gym #weight loss

I seriously thought I was going to throw up before he said we were done but I made it through and finished up with a cool down on the bike. The gym was empty today.  6 activity pts in the book.

I seriously thought I was going to throw up before he said we were done but I made it through and finished up with a cool down on the bike. The gym was empty today. 6 activity pts in the book.

3 notes | Posted Feb 2, 12 #weight loss #exercise #gym

I’ll take it. 
Gonna see if I can handle the gym.

I’ll take it.
Gonna see if I can handle the gym.

2 notes | Posted Feb 2, 12 #weight watchers #weight loss

TWO MONTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Week 2 / Day 8

Weekly challenge: Get organised! This week try to plan tomorrow’s meal the night before.

I do this already.

Day eight: Name 5 things you like about your body (you can do it) and the one body part you’d like to change the most.

1. my legs

2. my eyes

3. my lips

4. my feet 

5. my chest

Like to change most….  My arms… I’d love to wear sleeveless stuff  this summer.

1 note | Posted Jan 30, 12 #motivation #weight loss

TWO MONTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Week One / Day Five

Day five: Is there any specific event you want to lose the weight for?

Not currently. Maybe just summer in general and maybe I can actually wear something sleeveless for once. I’ve lost enough already that I’m pretty content with how I look if I was stuck here forever. Just trying to finish up and get fit. Making this a life change not just a temporary thing. 

Weekly challenge: Pick one unhealthy food or habit you have (eg. Artificial sweetener, chocolate, eating after 8pm, skipping breakfast) and aim to go 7 days without eating/doing it.

Still hanging on -  no cookies or sweets had by me..yeah!!

(Source: shelbydylane)

Posted Jan 27, 12 #weight loss #motivation

Little as it is, I managed a loss this week. I’ll take it. I ended the week with 26 activity pts - 4 shy of my goal. I was derailed by allergies, storms and work - better than an excuse of just being lazy. 
Used 7 weeklies ( it was the latte and zucchini bread last night) not bad actually since I’m not really adjusted to the 27 pts a week and had I been going with 29 I could’ve used 14 weeklies and it would’ve been what I was used to. So in a weird way I did better than what I used to. 

Next weeks goal is more of the same. Try for 30 activity pts. Try to only use activity pts when I need to go over daily rather than use weeklies.

Little as it is, I managed a loss this week. I’ll take it. I ended the week with 26 activity pts - 4 shy of my goal. I was derailed by allergies, storms and work - better than an excuse of just being lazy.
Used 7 weeklies ( it was the latte and zucchini bread last night) not bad actually since I’m not really adjusted to the 27 pts a week and had I been going with 29 I could’ve used 14 weeklies and it would’ve been what I was used to. So in a weird way I did better than what I used to.

Next weeks goal is more of the same. Try for 30 activity pts. Try to only use activity pts when I need to go over daily rather than use weeklies.

2 notes | Posted Jan 26, 12 #weight loss #exercise #weight watchers

TWO MONTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Week One / Day Four

Day four: Do you work out? How many times a week?

I work out with my trainer Nudie-Boy (NB) twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday. The other days…well I did have a consistent walking schedule for the rest of the days but I’ve been slacking on that and need to fix it!!

Weekly challenge: Pick one unhealthy food or habit you have (eg. Artificial sweetener, chocolate, eating after 8pm, skipping breakfast) and aim to go 7 days without eating/doing it.

Still no cookies or sweets had by me..yeah!!

(Source: shelbydylane)

2 notes | Posted Jan 26, 12 #Weight loss #motivation

TWO MONTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Week One / Day Three

Day three: Do you count calories? What is your daily calorie goal/allowance?

No I do not count calories. Doing the Weight Watchers pt system. Currently I’m at 27 daily pts and 49 weeklies. Due to trial and error I have found it’s best for me to stick to my daily and then earn activity pts and use those up and not touch the weeklies. My goal is to do just that… have activity pots to cover any daily overages and not touch the weeklies. Also to stick to the new daily WW has assigned and not use the old low of 29 daily.

Weekly challenge: Pick one unhealthy food or habit you have (eg. Artificial sweetener, chocolate, eating after 8pm, skipping breakfast) and aim to go 7 days without eating/doing it.

2 days down..no cookies/sweets.. and there ARE some in the house… so…Im fighting temptation.

(Source: shelbydylane)

1 note | Posted Jan 25, 12 #weight loss #motivation #weight watchers

TWO MONTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Week One / Day Two

Day two: What is your MAIN reason for wanting to lose weight? (Be honest.)

To be healthy and fit. I’m more concerned with my health these days. My ultimate goal would be to be able to stop taking my medications and have my cholesterol levels in check.

Weekly challenge: Pick one unhealthy food or habit you have (eg. Artificial sweetener, chocolate, eating after 8pm, skipping breakfast) and aim to go 7 days without eating/doing it.

So far no sweets i.e. cookies…one day down….

(Source: shelbydylane)

1 note | Posted Jan 24, 12 #weight loss #motivation

Left over spaghetti squash for lunch. 
2 WW pts
I’ve spent the better of my day so far cleaning carpets. My arms should be nice and sore tomorrow.

Left over spaghetti squash for lunch.
2 WW pts
I’ve spent the better of my day so far cleaning carpets. My arms should be nice and sore tomorrow.

4 notes | Posted Jan 23, 12 #vegan #weight loss #weight watchers

TWO MONTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Week One / Day One


Weekly challenge: Pick one unhealthy food or habit you have (eg. Artificial sweetener, chocolate, eating after 8pm, skipping breakfast) and aim to go 7 days without eating/doing it.

No sweets… My sweet tooth has come back after all the cookies and such from the holidays and I know I won’t get rid of it unless I just give it all up…so no cookies… no um cookies.. and no cookies.. (I was going to list everything I’ve been having but once I thought about it… it’s just cookies).

Day one: How tall are you, what do you currently weigh, and what do you hope to weigh after the 60 days? (Be realistic).

5’9” 173.4 I’d like to get back to where I was before I went to MD 163… so loose 10 lbs. I’m a little irked at myself for having to loose these 10 all over again..but it is what it is so stop dwelling on it and get back at it! 

(Source: shelbydylane)

4 notes | Posted Jan 23, 12 #motivation #weight loss

The Back Burner: I need to get back on track.

This is awesome..sign me up!!

TWO MONTH WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Week One!
Weekly challenge: Pick one unhealthy food or habit you have (eg. Artificial sweetener, chocolate, eating after 8pm, skipping breakfast) and aim to go 7 days without eating/doing it.

Day one: How tall are you, what do you currently weigh, and what do you hope to weigh after the 60 days? (Be realistic). 
Day two: What is your MAIN reason for wanting to lose weight? (Be honest.)
Day three: Do you count calories? What is your daily calorie goal/allowance?
Day four: Do you work out? How many times a week?
Day five: Is there any specific event you want to lose the weight for?
Day six: Have you ever been overweight or underweight?
Day seven: Do your friends and family know you are trying to lose weight?

Week Two!
If you broke your unhealthy habit for one week, congratulations! Why not try two weeks?
Weekly challenge: Get organised! This week try to plan tomorrow’s meal the night before.

Day eight: Name 5 things you like about your body (you can do it) and the one body part you’d like to change the most.
Day nine: What is your favourite food, healthy or unhealthy.
Day ten: Do you eat breakfast? What do you usually have?
Day eleven: What are your family’s eating habits like?
Day twelve: What are your friend’s eating habits like?
Day thirteen: Is your diet ever negatively influenced by your friends? Do they pressure/tempt you to eat unhealthy food?
Day fourteen: Do you ever allow yourself a “rest day” from exercise or a “cheat day” from your diet?

Week three!
Weekly challenge: Add an extra 30 minutes to each work out this week, or if you weren’t going to work out at all one day, work out for 30 minutes!

Day fifteen: What is your favourite kind of exercise?
Day sixteen: Have you ever missed a work out just because you couldn’t be bothered?
Day seventeen: Have you ever been called fat? Or skinny?
Day eighteen: Do you have to eat any meals with your family? Are they for or against your diet?
Day nineteen: Have you ever lied to avoid eating something?
Day twenty: Do you binge? How often and what triggers it?
Day twenty-one: Do you listen to music when you work out?

Week four!
Weekly challenge: Switch up your diet. Try one fruit and one vegetable you’ve never tried before, and learn how to cook a new healthy meal.

Day twenty-two: Are you generally smaller or larger than your friends?
Day twenty-three: Do you feel that your weight holds you back socially?
Day twenty-four: Is losing weight one of your top priorities in life?
Day twenty-five: Do you ever eat fast food?
Day twenty-six: Do you drink alcohol? What do you generally drink?
Day twenty-seven: Does shark week make you hungrier than usual, and do you allow yourself to eat more at this time of the month?
Day twenty-eight: Are there any foods or drinks that you have completely banned yourself from consuming, or do you believe in everything in moderation?

WE’RE HALF WAY THERE! How are you guys going? Don’t worry if you’ve messed up a few times, it happens to the best of us. The important thing is that you’ve made it this far and you’re still going. I’m proud of you J be proud of yourself!

Week 5!
Weekly challenge: Go and buy yourself a nice item of clothing one size too small, hang it somewhere visible. Think about how good it will feel when you can fit it!

Day twenty-nine: What is your current weight? Have you lost, gained, or maintained your weight since day one?
Day thirty: Do you have rewards for reaching goal weight? What are they?
Day thirty-one: What are your favourite healthy snacks?
Day thirty-two: What is your weakness/one food you just can’t say no to?
Day thirty-three: Will you continue to count calories once you reach your ultimate goal weight?
Day thirty-four: Will you continue with the same exercise routine once you reach your ultimate goal weight?
Day thirty-five: Do you mainly do cardio, strength training, or both?

Week 6!
Weekly challenge: Focus on one area of your body (eg. Arms/abs) and work hard on it every day of the week, I bet you’ll see a difference after 7 days!

Day thirty-six: What’s one item of clothing you’d like to wear after losing weight?
Day thirty-seven: What do you wear when you go swimming/to the beach?
Day thirty-eight: What do you generally order if you have to eat out at a restaurant?
Day thirty-nine: What has been the hardest thing you’ve had to give up?
Day forty: Have you gained weight at any point of your journey? How did this effect you?
Day forty-one: Do you drink tea or coffee?
Day forty-two: What is the meaning of life? Just kidding. If you feel happy with the way your body looks before you reach your ultimate goal weight, will you continue to try and lose weight, or will you aim to maintain?

Week 7!
Weekly challenge: Aim to have a completely “clean food” week, avoid all processed food!

Day forty-three: Apart from weight loss, have you noticed any other benefits from your healthy diet?
Day forty-four: Do you drink green tea? (If you don’t you should. Seriously.) 
Day forty-five: Who is your main inspiration to lose weight? Not a celebrity, someone from real life.
Day forty-six: Do you have a favourite motivational quote?
Day forty-seven: Have you ever come close to giving up? What made you change your mind? 
Day forty-eight: Did you start losing weight before making your blog?
Day forty-nine: What’s the stupidest thing you’ve done in an attempt to lose weight?

Week 8! 
Weekly challenge: Treat yourself. You’ve come so far already! Even if you haven’t lost any weight, you deserve to treat yourself for not giving up. Paint your nails, go shopping, go to a movie, get your hair done, anything that makes you feel good about yourself!

Day fifty: What’s the most calories you’ve consumed in one day? Why?
Day fifty-one: What’s the least calories you’ve consumed in one day? Why?
Day fifty-three: What’s something you’ve done to make yourself proud?
Day fifty-four: Can you see any noticeable changes in your body?
Day fifty-five: Do you believe this is a lifestyle change, and you will be able to continue with a healthy, active lifestyle for the rest of your life? 
Day fifty-six: What have you enjoyed most about your weight loss journey? 
Day fifty-seven: What is your current weight? Have you lost any weight since day one?

DONE! Congratulations if you’ve lost weight! And congratulations even if you haven’t, it takes a lot of dedication to keep on going even with minimal results. I hope you guys found this motivating and helpful :)

shelbydylane:

22 notes | Posted Jan 23, 12 #weight loss #health #motivation

Some one asked what my highlights have been so far since I joined Weight Watchers… I have 3 that I can think of.

1. Fitness related… I visited my friend in Colorado and went hiking in the Mountains. Last time I was in Colorado I could barely walk around or up and down stairs without using my inhaler or thinking I was going to pass out. When I feel I haven’t accomplished much I just remember how easy it was hike in the mts!

2. Size related… the day I was able to fit into this size 10 skirt that had been hanging in my closet with tags on for YEARS… I bought it on sale thinking if I lost just a few lbs it would be perfect..HA!!! It is now a little on the loose size… tied with that is the day I realized I was a size M shirt. I still have days when I think I have shrunk my shirts.

3. And this is huge…. the day I met Mikael Akerfeld/ Opeth  and had my photo taken with him/ them and ended up HATING how I looked in the photos…but NOT because of how fat my face looked… but because I have a stupid grin and my bangs look like they were cut too short even though in reality they were too long.  I have WAY too many special occasion photos I can’t stand to look at because my face is so fat. Those days are over!

Posted Jan 22, 12 #weight loss #Opeth #exercise

AP earned 5.
I wish this somehow recorded how heavy I was breathing when I finished as well has how much liquid was lost through my nose and eyes. Damn you cedar pollen begone!

AP earned 5.
I wish this somehow recorded how heavy I was breathing when I finished as well has how much liquid was lost through my nose and eyes. Damn you cedar pollen begone!

4 notes | Posted Jan 21, 12 #exercise #weight loss

Also refer to food by their WW pt value..lol

Also refer to food by their WW pt value..lol

(via calamityrain)

9,009 notes | Posted Jan 20, 12 #weight loss #exercise