Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Timeline of photos and what I eat.....

FIRST and foremost, I have to tell you all that my goal is to NOT be rail thin. I want muscles! I want abs you could wash laundry on! Biceps that could make a grown man bow to his knees! heehee. Don't fret--I know it says to the right over there ----->that I have about 43 pounds to lose, but if I ever see myself getting way too skinny--what I like to call "Skeletor Thin"--I'll STOP.

As promised, I’ll share with y’all my current diet and fitness regime plus fun Before and Current pictures!

I can’t even begin to tell you what I’ve tried over the years, to lose weight. Nothing too extreme—just not the healthiest per say.

As of now, I guess I would say I’m on a high protein/low carb diet. The trainer who works in the “Life Center” here at work (yeah…cute name….Life Center.) is a bodybuilder—she’s done a few shows and isn’t too big and meaty, but has great muscles! She basically put me on the diet she sticks to while training for shows. I first came to her last year with the goal of wanting to be in the Miss Alabama USA pageant. Long story, but I never went through with it. Just didn’t have enough time between when I started the program and when the pageant was. I did lose about 12 pounds in two months doing things her way, and it wasn’t too hard to do. I really stuck with it. I made it priority numero uno in my life—some people don’t need to, or can’t, but for me, being single and young I was able to do so.

I eat every 2-3 hours all day. Mostly fish, chicken and turkey meat dishes. Here’s a typical day for me, meal wise:

Breakfast: Strawberry Protein Shake by Parillo performance (VERY high in protein! I was drinking a different kind before Christy stepped in and told me the carbs were too high in it and not enough muscle building protein. Oops.)

Snack #1: Chicken breast, ½ cup of broccoli and 1/3 cup brown rice.

Lunch: Tilapia, ½ cup green beans and sweet potatoes.

Snack #2: Chicken salad and whole wheat crackers.

Dinner: Salmon and ½ cup of some vegetable.

Snack: Sugar free pudding or Special K with skim milk

Lately I’ve been so horrible with my dinner. I do my workout after work from 4:30 until (some days) 6:00 and when I get home I just grab what I can. Not bad eating, but probably "not enough calories" eating and by the time bedtime comes, I’m starving. NOT GOOD. Something I need to work on.

This is my basic, run-of-the-mill menu. I stick to this most days, but for good measure, try new low carb recipes to keep things interesting! Cooking is my new love since I moved out into the big-girl world almost a year ago! I'll share some of my recipes with you all and PLEASE do the same (are you taking the hint? I've mentioned that a FEW times now!)

Progress Pictures

My Lightest - 160 lbs in 2004

My Heaviest - 200 lbs in 2007

My Happy Medium - 180 lbs in 2005 (HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)

Current - 198 lbs in 2009


Erin said...

So excited I found your blog! I'll be readintg along because I'm trying to achieve weight loss too!!

Wow - I am so impressed with your low carb/high protein menu! I'm VERY carby, like a HUGE fan. Hopefully some of my recipes can be modified so you can use them!! And hopefully I can get some tips from you on how to keep them in check. :)

hehe I hear you on the 'skeletor' thing - that's not a look i'm going for either. I LOVE the toned, fit look, not the skinny, lollypop thing.

Your progress pictures are great! I will say that you carry your weight so well. You really do - I have to read the numbers to believe it - you should have made us guess! :) Sounds like you know what you want though and are on your way!!

And OMG I hear you on beer in college... and post-college for me. That's definitely attributed to my packing on the 20 pounds!

prettyface said...

fittingbackin: BELIEVE ME.....I wanna eat carbs galore SO BADLY....It's tough restraining. Especially when I see some of those good looking recipes you've posted. I plan on making some anyway. I don't care! LOL Usually weekends are reserved for semi-high carb foods anyway :)

Oops, CRAP. I forgot I was going to make you guys guess my weight! HA!

It actually amazes me at times that I do look pretty decent at such a "high" weight. Just goes to show anyone that the scale shouldn't really matter--great tool, but not a true judge of health or body mass.

Thanks for stopping by my blog I am excited about following your story:) KEEP IT UP!

ooo and TJ's is Trader Joe's:)

Big Pissy said...

I TOTALLY agree with fittingbackin on how well you carry your weight.

and honestly? I think you look the best right now! Seriously! You're SO beautiful...the combination of your bone structure with your thick hair is really striking. :)

*Irene* said...

Wow, you carry your weight VERY well. I would guess you were 150 currently.

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