31 3 / 2012

Last Week

I know I haven’t posted something in the past few days and I can honestly say a lot of it had to do with my job.  Last week was a crappy week for work and with the constantly changing temps.  Work got so bad that a couple days ago I actually had to have a couple drinks just to relax and de-stress.  That being said I stuck with my diet pretty good for most of the week and worked out about half.  My goal this week is to restart Phase 1 from the beginning starting tomorrow.  The past week and a half I have learned a lot of ideas and tricks when it comes to making sure I eat all of my meals filled with all of the “good” foods and also when it comes to the workouts.  I appreciate everyone’s support and I wish you all a good weekend.

28 3 / 2012

3/28/12 — Day 6 of Phase 1

Breakfast: Pink Drink

Lunch: Chicken salad with lite Italian dressing and an apple

Dinner: Marinated Teriyaki Chicken w/ a baked sweet potato and carrots

Snacks: None

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Exercise: Kardio

Symptoms/Feelings: The past couple of days have been exhausting and I haven’t felt like I’ve had very much energy.  I think the radically changing weather has been affecting my sinuses.  However, today I made sure to keep up with the healthy eating and I kicked my butt into gear and worked out despite how tired I am.  Didn’t feel all too great when I was done so I didn’t have the post-workout shake, but I’m pleased I did the workout all the same.

Weight: 176.6

27 3 / 2012

3/26/12 — Day 5 of Phase 1 

Breakfast: Bowl of Fiber One cereal w/ almond milk

Lunch: Chicken salad with lite Caeser dressing and an apple

Dinner: 2 tacos and 1/2 pound of potatoe oles from Taco Johns

Snacks: 3 cookies (bad me)

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Exercise: None

Symptoms/Feelings: Well, today I was just exhausted.  I was so tired when I got home that I actually took a 45 minute nap.  Then when I did get up I didn’t want to cook dinner so my husband and I ate Taco Johns for dinner instead.  Not very good choices and I’m sure I’ll regret it tomorrow.

Weight: 174.8

25 3 / 2012

3/25/12 — Day 4 of Phase 1 

Breakfast: Bowl of Fiber One cereal w/ almond milk

Lunch: Chicken salad with balsamic vinegar

Dinner: Ribeye steak with 1/2 of a baked sweet potato

Snacks: Post-workout Pink Smoothie

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Exercise: Phase 1 Kardio + Yoga Core

  • Symptoms/Feelings: Another day in my Pink Method journey.  Still in limbo between gaining a pound and losing a pound however I remain faithful.  I know that if I remain true to the diet and keeping working out I WILL lose the weight.  I have already adapted to a healthier lifestyle of constant healthy eating and exercise so I’m already successful.

Weight: 176.2

24 3 / 2012

3/24/12 — Day 3 of Phase 1 

Breakfast: Bowl of Fiber One cereal w/ almond milk

Lunch: 1/2 of a French Dip sandwich with a salad with an Italian dressing

Dinner: 1/4 of a Cornish Hen with 1/2 of a baked sweet potato

Snacks: Post-workout Pink Smoothie

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Exercise: Phase 1 Pull

  • Symptoms/Feelings: Today, I still felt sore from working out but I’ve noticed that it’s not as bad as the past couple of days and once I start the work out it starts to feel a lot better.  I’ve also noticed that I’m getting through the workouts without so many water breaks, so my endurance is getting higher.  Also, my appetite has definitely gone down.  I found that I’m not hungry that much at all, even to the point of having to force myself to eat my meals so as to not skip them.  However, when I do get hungry I’ve noticed that just a little bit goes a long way and makes me fuller.  Not at bad thing but a drastic difference from just a few weeks ago when I could eat 3x as much food without giving it a second thought.  The changes although not noticeable to me ARE happening…my proof was when a colleague of mine commented on my weight loss and, even more exciting, when I went clothes shopping for Jamaica and was able to comfortably wear size Medium shirts instead of Large.  Yay!!!  So I might not be noticing the changes and the scale might not be reading huge losses but it’s happening nevertheless.  So for all you girls thinking of doing this program or are already on it, my parting words for you are: Keep going because if you do you WILL see results.  Have a good night!

Weight: 175.2

23 3 / 2012

3/23/12 — Day 2 of Phase 1 

Breakfast: Bowl of Fiber One cereal w/ almond milk

Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad w/lite Caesar Dressing and an apple

Dinner: Nothing…wasn’t hungry.

Snacks: Post-workout Pink Smoothie

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Exercise: Phase 1 Push

  • Symptoms/Feelings: Sorry I didn’t update yesterday but I had a bit of busy day after work. Good news though my husband and I went food shopping yesterday so I have lots of good, healthy food. :)  So anyways some comments about the exercise…The exercises are about 20 minutes long but man they pack a punch.  It’s a lot of cardio and strength training and you WILL feel it, especially in the butt and legs.  It’s a lot of squats and lunges so I’m really sore.

Weight: 176.2

23 3 / 2012

isnotakisstheveryautographoflove said: hi i started to do the pink method and i was on it for about a week and i lost two pounds, idk if i was doing something wrong or what. did you drink all of the ounces of water you were supposed to?

Honestly, I didn’t keep track of how much water I drank but I remember during the reset and even now I try to drink at least 2 60oz (1.75 L) bottles worth of water. I read in the VIP forum section that making sure you drink enough water is very important to losing the weight because it flushes all the toxins out of your system.  Another thing to drink if you like it is green tea.  It’s a natural herb that boosts your metabolism and I try to drink at least 1-2 cups of that in the morning.  I actually just like the taste of it but I’ve noticed that helps as well.  Hope that answers your question.  Let me know if you have any more and I’ll answer them as honestly as possible.  Good luck to you! :)

21 3 / 2012

3/21/12 — Day 1 of Phase 1 

Breakfast: Bowl of Special K cereal w/ almond milk

Lunch: Bowl of low sodium vegetable and barley soup

Dinner: Grilled Cajun fish w/ carrots and taco rice

Snacks: Post-workout Pink Smoothie

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Exercise: Phase 1 Kardio

  • Symptoms/Feelings: So after feeling so crappy and guilty about my cheat day yesterday I started the day off right eating all the right kind of foods.  Technically according to the book I should be eating fiber and bran cereals however since I didn’t have any on hand I ate some Special K instead which towards the end of the book I can have.  I will, however, be doing some food shopping this weekend to get some Fiber One cereal and more salad greens since I’m out.  The workout was HARD, at least for me….lol.  I was huffing and puffing my way through the 20 minute cardio workout and afterwards my whole body ESPECIALLY my legs and thighs felt like jello.  But I am VERY happy I did it because MAN 30 minutes later do I feel it EVERYWHERE, even in places I didn’t think I really worked out.  So all in all, a great day, great workout, and ending it all with my post-workout pink smoothie.

Weight: 176.2

P.S. Despite the fact I had a cheat day yesterday, no weight gain…Yay!  However still feeling a little crappy from the pizza so it will be a LONG time before I eat that again. LOL.

20 3 / 2012

03/20/12 - A Cheat Day…and it SUCKED!

So today I started off the day on the right track with the new eating program.  For breakfast I had a bowl of yogurt with some fruit, lunch was a Caesar salad and an apple and then for dinner I was BAD.  I originally was going to have fish but I’m so tired of fish and chicken and just wanted a change, so I asked my husband what he wanted and of course he said pizza.  He was good though he said we weren’t going to have anything bad because he wants me to be successful but after pleading with him I finally got him to agree to go out for pizza.  I’m not going to lie….it was TERRIBLE!  I had a few sips of soda since they were out of ice tea and I wanted something different to drink besides water and I felt so sick from the sweetness of it.  Add that to a few pieces of pizza and I felt so sick to my stomach.  I had to eventually forgo the soda and pizza for water and a salad.  Needless to say I didn’t end up working out because I felt like crap.  I’ve decided do my workouts in the morning so that I can get it out of the way.  Overall, I’m not proud that I ate crappy food for dinner but I will say that I definitely learned my lesson and will stick with my healthy foods.

19 3 / 2012

03/19/12 - Reset Phase End Results

Alright so at the end of the Reset phase I have lost a total of 7.6 pounds in 10 days.  Not too bad.  I think that is a nice, healthy weight loss and I feel AWESOME!  My stomach is not upset AT ALL anymore, I have more energy, and I’ve noticed that while on my period all the nasty symptoms like cramps, headaches, bloating are hardly there to nonexistent.   A nice plus!  So all in all if these are the kind of results I get to look forward to when starting the real eating plan than I can guarantee I will be successful.  Add in the workouts and I’m going to be rocking one hell of a body.  ^_^

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