Thursday, July 30, 2009

Food Diary

Yesterday was a good day I think! I started off with my bottled water in the AM and one Healthy Trim Capsule. By lunch (2pm) I still wasn't hungry- but I ate about 3/4 cup of left over stir fry, 1/2 a peach and a couple of cookies. I also had 2 glasses of water.

From there I actually felt a bit in a snacky mood when I got home- which was unusual. I had a couple glasses of water, and that went away. I think that's one trick, when you feel snacky, have a glass of water! The cravings go away!

For dinner I had a boneless pork chop with a bit of apple sauce, and a 1/4 cup of cous cous that I flavored. I also ate a dessert of Key Lime Whipped Yogurt.

I think total calorie count for the day was probably under 1,500! Which is great! one more day til weigh in!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What would you like to know?

I've noticed that there are a few of you visiting my site each day, probably because you're on the fence about Healthy Trim, as am I. I've been happy thus far, but I want to make sure that it can get me where I want to be before I officially endorse it.

I also want to make sure that I'm as up front with all of you as possible! When I was looking into taking Healthy Trim, I was looking online like crazy to see what it was like, and the best thing I could find was a blog with like 3 posts about Healthy Trim. Here, I want to be able to share all of my experiences and help you make a smart decision.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! I'd love to hear from you!


What I've heard thus far:

1. My previous manager walked up to me in the hall and asked me what was different about my face- I told her it was probably the tan. From there she said that it looked as though I had lost weight- Oh Yeah!! She doesn't even know that I'm on a diet!

2. One of the women that works down the hall stopped me to say that it looked like my face was slimming out!!! She wants to know that the Healthy Trim will work because she's thinking about taking it too. She went online and ordered a bottle! Woo Hoo!

3. I came back to my building and the girl across from me said she noticed that I am losing weight:) Yipee!

4. My jeans are a little loose!

5. The number on the scale is awesome!

Anniversary Gift

Well today is my anniversary, and I'm back on Healthy Trim- It's great!! I had a 1/2 sandwich and 1/2 salad. It was perfect size. I had 4 glasses of water with lunch (I get really thirst when I'm eating!)

From there, I enjoyed a bit of stir fry for dinner, with a SMALL slice of cake:)

I probably had close to 10 glasses of water today... patting myself on the back!

So you're probably asking what my anniversary gift was... well it was a gift to myself: I took a step on the scale and saw a NEW NUMBER!!! 228! I'm down 10 pounds, and that's with a vacation in the middle!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ok where have I been?

I was on vacation all last week, knew I didn't want to keep the diet up, so I decided to skip last week of taking it. I had a date with captain morgan... the good news:

I didn't gain any weight on vacation!! Woo Hoo!!

I tried to make sure that I didn't eat my normal portions, I ate smaller portions, and tried not to snack. I also made sure to get my metabolism going early by eating breakfast, usually yogurt and granola.

Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

An AM Thought

Unfortunately I'm back to work today...

Sad to see the number on the alarm clock, for sure. I've decided to take the capsule as soon as I wake up. Before I was getting up, showering, getting ready and taking the capsule. There was still that temptation to grab something for breakfast on my way out the door, so hopefully this plan will help, I'll update you on that!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Where did that habit go?

Ok so one thing I've noticed is that the capsule is helping me make good decisions. Here's my reasoning:

1. Healthy Trim makes me feel full, to the point where at times when I'm used to eating, I don't want to eat.
2. I know I need to eat, but only want to give my body good things to work on, so I'm eating better (more fresh fruit, yogurts, and veggies!)
3. I'm not snacking! It's very exciting:) I typically don't make smart decisions in the afternoon when I get home from work. I will snack on popcorn, candy, soda, chocolate, etc. But I have stopped. I still feel like I should because it's a habit, but I don't feel like I NEED to (Like I once did)
4. I've substituted a glass of water when I feel the "itch to eat" an afternoon snack.

I'm excited about this habit going away, I would probably consume anywhere from 200-600 calories in an afternoon snack, cutting that out alone, I'll hopefully notice a difference!

Day 3 Recap

Well, it's day 3 and my feet are a little sore from the shoes I wore all night, but other than that, the body feels great! I woke up just after 11 and it was one of my best nights sleep in a while!

So let's do a run down of the day!

11:00am Wakeup!!! I took Healthy Trim #1 with a 1/2 glass of OJ (One of my morning things I just can't give up!) I also had a whipped yogurt because it was nearly lunch time and knew my body needed something, even if I wasn't hungry.
11:00- Probably only had about 4 glasses of water before dinner. Not the best idea, because my mouth felt dry, but I just felt too full to drink anymore... I think the eating right away may not have been the best idea in terms of allowing the pill to totally take effect.
3:30p I took the other capsule for the day with a full glass of water
9:00p Well my husband's flight was re-routed, so I actually had 4 hours to waste around the airport. I decided to go the healthy route and go to Ruby Tuesdays. (Second time that week, and I usually never go...) I got the salad bar, and had a couple of bites from the meal I ordered my husband.
12:00a Bed time!

What I was really excited about: I am getting really good nights sleep, and I feel really rested in the morning!!!

One thing to keep in mind: Make sure you can use the restroom throughout the day- I peed and peed and peed and peed! Holy cow!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 2 Recap

Well today was great! I got to wake up late and relax a little in the morning. I'm a wedding planner and I need my energy through out the day. I was worried that by not eating, I wouldn't be able to function. But I still pretty much followed the diet plan:

8:00a Wake up, took Healthy Trim #1
8-12:00p I drank as much water as humanly possible (like 5 glasses, I was really thirsty this morning!)
12:oop I finally actually felt a little hungry, which I personally think is a good thing, so I took Healthy Trim #2 for the day heated up some left over pork, a few teaspoons of apple sauce and a yogurt. That was enough to tide me over for quite a while.
2:00p It was time for work to begin for the day, so I packed up my car with tons of bottled water.
9:00p My normal dinner time on wedding days, it was a nice chicken breast and steamed veggies. I also had a few bites of pasta salad, but that was enough for the day.
2:00a I finally got home, so it was nice to get a cold water, and a little midnight snack of 2 snackwells cookies (total of about 50 cal)

How did I feel throughout the day?
-Well rested, I didn't miss out on any sleep because of the caffeine and other stimulants in the capsules
-A bit jittery around 7, not antsy this time, but feeling like I needed water. And that was enough to tide me over.
-Not tired at all. I usually feel exhausted when I get home from a long wedding, but today I felt like I could keep going- a VERY nice change:)

So far I'm still really happy about the opportunity to lose weight, and about the way this is making me feel.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 1 Recap

I'm only going to do weigh ins once a week, but I thought I would update you on how I feel after day 1.

I started off feeling antsy but that mellowed out come lunch time. I felt really energized throughout the day, up until about 11:00 at night when I finally calmed a bit.

So what was the day like?
6:15a- Wakeup
6:45a- Took Healthy Trim #1
7-11a- 8oz water an hour
9a-A small bag of peanut (not because I felt hungry but because I knew I needed to eat!)
11:30a- took Healthy Trim #2 for the day
12p- Lunch of grilled chicken and small spinach pasta side (boxed most of it up for left overs) also had 3 glasses of water with lunch
1-4p- Not as much water as they suggest, but working on it for today!
7- Dinner: Girls Night!!! Salad bar at Ruby Tuesdays, low fat dressing on spinach salad. I used to be ble to go up for seconds and thirds! I didn't even finish the first plate! I also had 4 glasses of water (Poor Waitress!)

We then went to see The Proposal. It was great!!!

I'll let you know how today goes!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 1 Part 1

Ok, so here I am right before lunch on Day 1.

Feelings so far today:
Antsy (Not jittery, just wanting to be active)
Full. The water I have to drink isn't easy to do because I don't feel hungry
Watering Mouth- interesting.
Excited! I hope it works

What I've eaten: 1 small bag of peanuts!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What did I eat today?

Nothing I'm proud of! I wish I had the Healthy Trim already. Maybe it would help me make better decisions! I guess we'll find out!

-Bagel with Veggie Creamcheese (not low fat:( )
-Glass of OJ
-2 cups water
-2 low fat chewy chocolate chunk granola bars
-peanut butter crackers
-Vanilla Ice Cream
-Bag of Popcorn
-1.5 cheese burgers
-potato salad

TOO MUCH! Can't wait to try Healthy Trim

The Basic Plan

So what's the basic idea here? It's to weigh a lot less by next Summer. I'm realistic and don't expect to lose all the weight I want to lose in no time flat. I'll try to be patient!

Here are the short term and long term goals:
1. Get Healthy Trim in the mail tomorrow morning
2. Begin taking healthy trim on Friday (7/10/09)
3. Lose 15lbs in first month (Do you think it's realistic?)
4. Lose 50lbs by Christmas
5. Maintain weight over Christmas Break (mmm cookies)
6. Lose another 20lbs by next summer.

Current Weight: 238lbs (Oh my!)
Target Weight: 150lbs (88lbs later!)

Helpers along the way:Healthy Trim, Gold's Gym, nutritionist online, and a supportive husband!

Wish me luck!!!!

What's my Story?

To give a little background about me. I was once a size 6 sophomore in High school, just under 140lbs. I thought I was hot stuff, and if you saw me now, you might shudder.

Driving hit me like a ton of cheeseburgers, because drivethroughs were accessable to me all of the sudden! Bad move! Working in the food industry also hit me hard. By high school graduation I was up to a size 12.

College was... college; beer, grilled cheese, ice cream, pizza- basically the most unhealthy diet you can have. Meet the size 16 me.

Married life- settled, comfortable, and now a size 18-20 that can't find a pair of gap jeans to fit me. So it's time to move forward. This is it.

Why write this blog?

So here I am, over weight and embarassed. I've tried other options, and nothing seems to work. So I'm excited to try Healthy Trim and see what kind of results it can give me.

The plan is to include the following in the blog:
1-Weight Reports
2-Weekly Goals (Eating & Exercize)
3-A daily run-down on when I take them, what I drink, what I eat, and exercizes
4-RESULTS (Hopefully there are some good ones :) )
5-Pictures when I'm confident enough!

Please note: I'm not a health professional. I don't even know if this stuff is going to work for me! So take all my words at face value, don't expect my results to be comparable to yours, we're all made differently, but I hope that I'll be able to help give girls a look into what it's like taking this pill!

Thanks for reading!