Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday.

Monday, February 27, 2012

FMM: What Makes You Beautiful

Leave out all of the negative stuff, and concentrate on the beauty that’s within you – seen and unseen.

  • My smile.
  • I try to see everything as "the glass half full".
  • My amazing sense of humor.
  • When I laugh, everyone else laughs.
  • I have my own, unique style of clothing.
  • I am very loving.
  • I always want to make someone else feel better.
  • If you ever need to talk, I am a good listener.
  • I am willing to try new things.
  • My love for beer and wine.
  • My love for sports, especially March Madness.
  • I give great hugs.
Check out this song. It will be a great way to start your week. What Makes You Beautiful

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

One day I'll do a Pull-Up by myself.

Sorry this is sideway. I couldn't figure out how to rotate it. Just tilt your head and you won't even notice :p

Monday, February 20, 2012

FMM: Travel

  1. Where did your most recent trip take you?  Australia
  2. Is there a place that you’d like to visit that you haven’t yet?  If so, where?  I want to go to Hawaii/NYC/Bora Bora
  3. Do you travel lightly, or do you cram as much into your luggage as possible?  I try not to take too much because I know i'll buy stuff and need to cram it in my suitcase.
  4. Do your eating and exercise habits change when you travel? If so, how?  I've been pretty good about getting exercise and eating decent. But I like to let go a little bit because I am on vacation.
  5. Tell us about a place you’ve been that you’d like to go back to. I would love to go back to Australia but I would want to go to Sydney this time.
  6. Do you prefer to travel at a certain time of year?  Any time of the year. 
  7. If you had to choose, would you go to the beach or the mountains? BEACH BEACH BEACH! Laying and basking in the sun and sipping on a beer.
  8. Have you ever needed a passport to travel?  Yeah. I went on a cruise in 2008 and needed it and when I went to Australia.
  9. Do you collect anything in your travels?  Shot Glasses.
  10. Where do you plan to go next?  I really want to go to Boston because that's where my best friend goes to college. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Deleting Memories.

Yesterday I was going through pictures on my Facebook. I am a Criminal Justice major and almost all of my professors are telling us to make sure we have nothing on our Facebook that could possibly make us or break us when it comes to the hiring process.

I started to delete photos of any underage drinking that I had during my first two years of college. Then I started to just notice how I looked in a lot of my pictures. I hated the way I looked in pictures. I hated that I was always the overweight friend. The black sheep of the family. The third wheel in many cases, which was always awkward.

I pretended that I was enjoying life, when in real life I hated it.

I always had a smile painted on my face. That was just a disguise.

I got so mad at myself while looking at these pictures. How could I have been so lazy and let myself go to get to the weight I was? Why didn't anyone stop me sooner? Why wasn't I taught more about physical fitness and  nutrition at an early age?

Eventually, I deleted almost all of my photo albums. I untagged myself in a lot of pictures and deleted a ton just from pictures I had put up by myself.

I have noticed lately, that I don't want people to know that I was ever 231 pounds. I don't want to remember what I looked like at 231 pounds. I was ashamed of myself.

But at the same time, I want to look at myself and realize how far I've come. There came a point in my life where I got sick of being over weight. I got tired of not being looked at as a person but a lazy piece of shit. I got tired of everyone of my siblings being called good looking and I was the one with the great smile.

Deleting those pictures gave me relief. But I will always remember where I started from. I'll never forget that.

I feel like I have a fresh start to this next chapter in my life. And I love it.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Late Weigh-In Post and a Happy Dance.

So yesterday morning I weighed in. It was AWESOME. The scale read 187.8! That was a loss of 3.4 pounds from the previous week. Last week I gained and was up to 191. I don't know why. My body was acting weird and I felt no bueno.(Are you impressed by my spanish speaking skillz?) Needless to say, when I was on the scale I did a little happy dance and had major swagger the rest of the day.

Swagger: Walk or behave in a very confident and typically arrogant or aggressive way.

So I was really pumped that I had a good loss. I've been seriously killing it on the elliptical and treadmill you guys. I've been burning 1000+ calories during almost every workout. I've been eating really well. Drinking gallons of water. Ok, maybe not gallons but you get the gist of that hyperbole.

I really hope that I don't go up and down every other week. That would make me upset. But if my body needs to do that then so be it.

Also, some interesting things I've noticed. Some NSV's that I have recently found out is that my new, smaller belt that I got in December, I have to go down another notch on it. YEAH BUDDY! Also, my size 14 jeans are very loose on my waist. Once again, YEAH BUDDY! Lastly, I have 2 more pounds to go until I have lost  45 pounds total. Crazy cool.

So overall, a good weigh-in, a good week and hopefully another good weigh-in next week.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

FMM: Before Photos

  1. Are you on a weight-loss journey?  Have you lost weight in the past? Are you trying to lose it now?  Yes I am on a weight loss journey. I have lost about 42 pounds and I am currently looking to lose about another 20. I tried losing weight in high school but I was young and didn't want to listen to anyone giving me advice.
  2. Do you like being in pictures, or do you shy away from the camera? I enjoy being in pictures more because I can see small changes that I normally can't see when I look in the mirror everyday.
  3. Does looking at old photos of yourself motivate you?  HELL YEAH! The reason I finally told myself I needed to lose weight was because of a picture I saw of myself. I didn't want to look like that for the rest of my life.
  4. Weight-loss bloggers, do you post progress pictures on your blog? I do, but I haven't in awhile. I need to get on that.
  5. Will you share a before photo with us (even if you don’t have an after yet?)  Of course! I think it is good to let me see you and in the future see how far you've come.
This is the picture that made me decide I need to change my lifestyle.

This is how I got my blog name "FluffyGirl" from Gabriel Iglesias. If you've never seen his stand up, you're missing out!

Me and my best friend Andi on New Years.

Monday, February 6, 2012

FMM: Habits

  1. Are you proactive, or do you procrastinate?  A little of both. It depends on how important something is. But lately, I've been a huge procrastinator.
  2. Do you eat breakfast everyday? If so, what’s a typical meal like? I LOVE BREAKFAST! I cannot stress how important eating breakfast is! I usually make a cup of coffee and then after that make a bowl of oatmeal and add Greek yogurt to it. Occasionally throw in a banana too.
  3. How much time do you spend watching TV on an average day?  I watch tv on certain days more than others. Usually, my night is devoted to watching DVRed shows so I can catch up. 
  4. Do you talk on the phone, or do you prefer e-mail and/or text messages?  I talk on the phone but don't prefer it. I am the generation of texting/emailing. It is easier for me to text or email someone.
  5. Do you exercise in the morning, afternoon or evening? I have tried working out during all three and I can honestly say that I like afternoon workouts the best. 
  6. Do you take time for yourself regularly? Yeah, I think that is one of the most important things you can do when you have a busy lifestyle. Remember to slow down and just relax for a bit.
  7. How often do you make your bed? I haven't made my bed in a long time. I like getting into a bed that hasn't been made. I don't know why, I just do.
  8. Do you plan meals? If so, how far in advance? Lately, I've been looking at recipies on Roni Noone's website greenlitebites. I love love loooovvveee it! I don't really plan meals in advanced, just go with what's in the fridge.
  9. Do you wake up at the same time everyday? I try to. I usually end up hitting snooze a lot. Some days I get up at 6am other days I wake up at 745-8ish.
  10. How often do you brush your teeth?  When I wake up and go to bed. I love nice looking teeth. I also floss too! (Shout out to my uncle for keepin my pearly whites, white! He's my dentist.)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Weigh-In that I've Been Waiting For.

If you read my last weigh-in post from last week, you could notice how I was a little upset about the number I saw on the scale. 

I gained last week and I was upset but realized it is part of the weight loss journey. I pouted for about 10 minutes and then went on with my day. 

I didn't go and binge. I didn't give up. Instead, I kept eating healthy and going to the gym throughout this week.

Monday, was a great workout for me. I went to my dad's high school and worked out their. I started on the elliptical machine for 25 minutes but I really didn't like the elliptical style he has in his weight-room compared to the one I work out on at my regular gym.

I then proceeded to run on the treadmill.(I would just like to say that I have been kicking ass on the treadmill lately). I ran a mile increasing the speed and incline constantly. After I was done running the mile, I decided to do some interval sprints and jogging for another mile plus.

After that I really wanted to get some lifting in because I stopped lifting awhile ago and wanted to shock my muscles again. Just as I started to lift my sister came over to me wearing a weighted vest. It was 25lbs. She gave it to me to put on. 

Wearing a 25lb vest during some weight lifting. NBD.

Now, 25 pounds may not seem like a lot. Let me tell you, you're dead wrong. I was doing squats, bench, and RDL's with this baby on and I was amazed at how it really affected me.

That's only 25lbs too. I lost almost two of those vests. I was carrying that on me and no wonder I was having trouble breathing going up a flight of stairs.(I am sorry for that body, please forgive me.) But getting back on track, my workout was the bomb. I ended up burning 1000 plus calories, so it was totally awesome.

Now, getting to the goods. Weigh-in. I stepped on the scale and I am officially in the 180's!! *Throw confetti in the air*

I lost 2.4 pounds today, which puts me at 189.8 pounds. A total loss of about 41 pounds total since starting at 231 pounds. 

I am jacked! I don't even know the last time I was 180 some pounds, but I am finally in it and I cant wait to keep this going. It was a long road to get to the 180's but I am not stopping here. 

Believe in yourself and you can accomplish your weight loss goals. Just remember to have some patience.