From Fat to Fit Chick: : January 2015   

Friday, January 30, 2015

What did I do on my first day?

I received a very interesting question.....someone asked what did I do exactly on my first day.  It's been almost 7 years ago so while I can remember starting, I don't remember everything.  Let's see where this blog takes me lol

I remember waking up being excited.  It felt different than all those other times I tried losing weight.  I didn't know where it would lead though.  All I know is that I was done.  Done with being the person I knew wasn't me.  I was tired of wearing all black & hoping to blend in.  Tired of hiding and eating.  Tired of doing everything for everyone else and nothing for myself.  Just tired.  I also held out hope that I could change.....and this day was it damn it. (Like I hadn't said that a million times before but I wanted to give it one honest try)

I had a sheet of paper with food from the Weight Watcher's Core list.  This part was a little bit of an extreme but I totally cleaned out my pantry and fridge then I went grocery shopping.   I wanted everything out of my house that I would be tempted with.  Good-bye hidden Little Debbie cakes!  (I had them literally hidden in places)  Good-bye chips!  Good-bye Blue Bell ice cream that I would eat out of the container!  Helloooooo fruits and veggies!  Yeah, it was a bit restricted at first but I'm a binge eater.....if it's in the house and I'm stressed then it's fair game. (Not saying that this needs to be done but I was/am an emotional binge eater.....that means I went straight for the junk and the hidden Little Debbies)

I sat down and talked to my husband.  Explained how I felt and the plan I thought about.  Luckily he supports me with anything I want to do and he also wanted to eat healthy for himself.

Then I got a notebook and wrote about my feelings, some of my dreams and my frustrations.  I wrote a lot in notebooks.  It can be very therapeutic.


It doesn't seem like much and it isn't (or it might sound like a lot to you).  But I kept this up, learned a lot about myself a long the way, and sometimes had to roll with no plan in place.  I tweaked things, added in exercise about 6 months later, and worked on my emotional well-being everyday.

My advice for those wanting to start?  Just do it when you are ready.  It has to be something you want.  Then just do what you can.




Sunday, January 18, 2015

My dinner plan for this week 1/18-1/24

It's been a while since I posted a dinner menu on here but I figured why not right?  I do write it all down in my Erin Condren Life Planner (it keeps me organized....between school, homework, working, kids and house stuff like bills, it can get crazy lol).  My breakfast and lunches tend to be the same....for breakfast I make enough spinach and egg omelets for my busy week (I just microwave in the morning) and grab a fruit.  Lunch....I have been on a shredded chicken wrap with whatever veggies I have at home put in kick, cut them in half & eat one half while rushing to a class then the other half usually after I get out of school at 2pm (yeah not ideal but I only have 10 mins to race across campus and up 3 flights of stairs plus this girl has to go potty sometime between classes lol).

My week starts off looking tame but at least I have my dinner stuff written down lol

So my dinner plans are:


Today - http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/12/stuffed-pepper-soup.html
Monday - http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/03/cheeseburger-casserole.html
Tuesday - http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/02/cajun-chicken-pasta-on-lighter-side.html
Wednesday - http://www.laaloosh.com/2014/10/14/crock-pot-chicken-and-dumplings-recipe/
Thursday - http://www.laaloosh.com/2012/03/13/creamy-mushroom-chicken-stew-crock-pot-recipe/
Friday - Taco or Breakfast for dinner night....I haven't decided lol I have ingredients for both
Saturday - Scott's choice....it's my day to relax or study, depending on what's coming up for school.

Have a wonderful week y'all!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Year, New You Dietbet!

I love Dietbet :)  I first started using them over 2 years ago when people asked me about challenges for my facebook fan page.

At first I wasn't so sure but I read up on it and it seemed like a slightly challenging game and the reward would come from all of you.

Win!

So what is it?

~ You join a game (the one I'm heading up is at 
http://www.dietbetter.com/fromfattofit and it starts January 19th!  It's $25 to buy into the pot and invite friends!

~ You weigh in starting a couple of days before and submit a photo of the scale and one full length body shot.  Which is kept confidential.  It is just used to verify things.  Your weight is not posted any where for anyone to see.  Dietbet has precautions in place to prevent cheating.

~  Then go!  You have 28 days to lose 4% of your body weight.  It seems like a lot depending on how much you have to lose but it's do-able.  Get motivation from your fellow competitors.

~  After the end, you send in a picture of your scale shot with the word Dietbet assigns you.  If you lose the 4% you split the pot with everyone else that makes their 4%.


Join in if you want.  Nothing like a little bit of friendly competition and extra money in your pocket :)



To check out how it works:



Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wall Sit Challenge!

Are you ready for a challenge?  

Heck YES right??

Here is something that looks easy & may be easy to start with but gets more challenging as the month goes on :)  I'm pretty sure I can do this while studying lol


What do you do?  Simple!  Hold a wall sit for the time stated each day.  If it is hard for you don't go all the way down or break up the time :)


Why?  Check out out the muscle highlighted....it works out all of that ;) Awesomeness in one move!

Now if you need more of a challenge, try different variations like these:
or this


Should be lots of fun, right? 

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Are you going to do it with me? :)