Monday, September 16, 2013

Update time!

So, I am bad at this blogging thing anymore!  I am trying to be better!

So, I am officially in ONEDERLAND!  My current weight is 193, and I am feeling great!  My program is so easy when I stick to it.  Things would be moving faster if I weren't such an emotional eater!  I'm still working on that.

Today, I got my tickets to Brazil purchased so that I can go and see my brother and his family!  My goal is to lose 20 more lbs before I go.  This will be the smallest my older brother has seen me in about 8 years, so I really want to do it!  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Early....Again!

So, my parents are amazing.  My mom took me down to pick up a new bicycle today.  It's a beautiful beach cruiser that I adore!  We didn't have a car big enough to drive it home, so I rode it home.  I haven't ridden an actual bicycle since I was about 14.  I rode 2.5 miles today!  I am so proud of myself!  It was 80+ degrees out as I did my bicycle ride, and I went that far!  I am so excited to have another form of working out!  This one is going to be a fun one too!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Update your playlist!

So, I am really enjoying Hip Hop Abs so far!  I am going to be doing it the full 4 weeks and see how that goes.  I feel like I need more cardio though, so I am going to start walking as well.  I wanted to update my workout playlist, so here are the songs I am adding!  Add them to yours and see if it makes a difference!

Feel this Moment - Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Pain - Jimmy Eat World
Love Somebody - Maroon 5
Done - The Band Perry
Temperature - Sean Paul
Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
Here It Goes Again - OkGo
Get Lucky - Daft Punk Feat. Pharell
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke, Pharell, TI
I Want Crazy - Hunter Hayes

Hopefully you enjoy the diversity in the list!  I know I can't stay completely with one genre or I go crazy!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

So, I got an early birthday present.....

...and it was HIP HOP ABS!!!!  It was so fun to open the box from my friend, Alex, and to find that in there.  They know I am focusing on my health again, and it is nice to have someone that supports!  So, I did that for my workout this morning.  Man, am I sweaty!  Dancing always makes me sweat a litte, (have to be honest there,) but nothing like this!  It's awesome!  Now, today was only day 1.  I am going to do it for the next 4 weeks, along with my amazing eating program, and we will see how it fairs.
Can I just mention again how much I love my program?  It is so amazing!  I am down 8 lbs since starting it back up, and I just feel awesome!  It makes me happy knowing I am making strides toward a healthier life, and an active life.  When I get married again, I want to be the mom that runs around with her kids at the park, not the one that sits on the side, talking with the other moms who are too tired to go play with their kids.  I want to take them on hikes, and go on bike rides, and everything else along the way!
Anyway, back to my program!  The food is so delicious!  I just had a Peanut Butter Banana protein shake for my after workout meal, and it was delicious!  I honestly love knowing that I can have something so tasty, and know that it is nutritionally balanced for me so that I can be successful!  8 lbs in like 12 days is a pretty good indicator if you ask me!
Until next time, get active and eat better!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

So much has happened....

So, I have been severely neglecting this blog. When I was first on my journey, I was in a struggling marriage. A part of me thought that if I was thinner, maybe that would solve some of our problems. I was sadly mistaken. Needless to say, I am no longer in that struggling marriage. Right after we separated, I put on weight because I was depressed. I didn't know what to think, or what to do, and I just wanted to hide from all of it. As time has gone on, and I have met new people and made new friends and new connections, I had continued to put on weight, because I thought being social was more important than being healthy.
 I got on the scale 2 days ago, and I was back up to 210 lbs. I cried.
So, I jumped right back onto my amazing program! I am down 4 lbs in the first 2 days back on the program. There is nothing like this out there. The food is delicious, I don't feel hungry most of the time, and it's great for an on the go lifestyle like I live.
 Emotionally, I am in not such a depressed state now, which I'm sure is helping my weight loss. Mental health plays such a key part in a weight loss journey. If you let negative thoughts poison your life, you can't make progress. As an emotional eater myself, I struggle with this. I know that if I surround myself with positive people, I do much better. So, my tip today, if that is all you take away from this post, is to surround yourself with positive people!
 Much Love,
Shae, the Skinny Minnie!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It has been a long time.

There are so many things that I need to share. This post will be a long one, but I hope that you will find it to be worth it. Since I last posted, I have begun to face on of the major demons that I have in my life. Hi, my name is Shae, and I am a food addict. When I was 14, I began my battle with bulimia. I was a lucky person to beat the hardest part of this disease early on in the process. I stopped the "Throwing Up Action" about 6 months into it. That is the part that people go running back to. NOT ME!! I continued to binge on food after I stopped throwing up. My weight went up rapidly, and then I started Colorguard at my high school, which kept me moving and maintaining. After high school, I gained 50 lbs in 5 years due to my bingeing,and the fact that I had PCOS, which makes it very difficult to lose weight. I wasn't able to maintain anymore. Needless to say, I ignored this problem for 12 years,, thinking it wasn't that bad, and that I would be ok, and snap out of it, and my life would be picture perfect. Over the last few months, I have started attending 12 step meetings, to help keep me accountable for my actions. When i told my husband what had been going on, he felt betrayed. He felt like he couldn't trust me for a while, because I had kept such a secret from him. My parents seemed upset as well, but they showed that they would support me in any way that they could. I am so grateful for that. My husband and I have been able to work through that trust issue, and now we are more aware of each other's needs. One of the first things they tell you to do when you begin to face a food addiction, is to stop dieting. I can't even tell you how hard that step was for me. I have been dieting most of my life, and I wasn't thinking I should stop. I did stop though. I have begun to repair my relationship with food. It is fuel for my body. I can find comfort in different ways. To eliminate some stress in my life, I stepped down from my management position at my work. It has been a bit of a struggle financially, but we have been blessed to still be making it. I have begun a new eating program that will hopefully help me lose the weight that I need to, and to still have a good relationship wih food. I will keep you posted on this journey!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What I learned tonight!

So, I should update a little more how things have been going for me. I have been able to continue my program until now. We have run out of money, and there is no way that I can continue on it.
Tonight, I found the key for me! There is a breakdown of what you should be consuming and how to personalize it for you. I am so excited to have learned this! I now know that I have the tool to my success! I'm not ready to share my tool yet, but I will share it once I reach my next weight loss goal!