Archives for April 2009

You are what you eat!

Wow, the photo shoot was so fun last night! Shannon, the reporter came over and we just sat at the dining room table and talked. It was pretty normal except for a camera behind her shoulder. Shannon said the clip will be available online sometime next Monday she thinks, so I’ll definitely link to it!


What I ate

A couple of post’s ago, I mentioned when I started out on my healthy journey, I ate healthy – everything I learned about, everything I knew I was suppose to eat. I also mentioned I didn’t think I should type out an entire weeks worth of what I ate for someone to copy it item by item.

Well, someone nicely pointed out that some people just may not KNOW what is healthy. And to be honest, I never considered that. So here goes – please note, this is just my version of what I did. There may have been days when I didn’t follow this 100% and changed it up a little.

Who remembers the food pyramid from middle school? It looks like this:

When I started to watch what I ate, I counted calories. The past week, as I was reflecting on my food journal, I realized my food pyramid pyramid actually looked more like this:

You see what I did there? I realized I switched the fruits & veggies category with the carb category. I didn’t cut anything out, just switched things around. I counted calories and tried to stay between 1300-1600 a day. I counted calories for an entire year.

I ate more fruits and veggies then I did anything else. When I was craving something but wasn’t ready for a meal, I allowed myself to eat as many carrots as I wanted (toot toot)! I also let myself have all the fruit I could handle!

P.S. there is so much more to this eating thing then I can type in a blog, in one post. You would probably be bored to tears reading all my thoughts, so I’ll save it for later!


Working Out


On top of making changes to my food, I got my butt in the gym. None of this pansey walking on the treadmill (starting out walking is fine, if that’s all you can do but you better not be doing it for long!) Nope, I pushed myself beyond what I ever thought I could do. I walked for a couple of weeks, till I got my limbs used to moving.

Then I ventured out to other machines. I tried the stair stepper. I tried the elliptical. I tried the bike. And when I got on a machine, I stayed there. No 15 minute workouts. I never did less then 30 minutes.

AND…on top of pushing myself and trying all the machines, I didn’t lie to myself. I didn’t let myself believe i could work out 3 days a week and lose weight. YOU WON’T LOSE WEIGHT WALKING 3x A WEEK!

You gotta push yourself!

So…here is my condensed version of what I did. This isn’t all of it, this isn’t even half of it. The biggest thing is to be honest with yourself. When your out to eat, YOU KNOW mayo isn’t good for you, you know french fries aren’t good for you. YOU KNOW working out will burn calories.

Living what I say


Yesterday, I blogged about how hungry I was and how I just wanted to eat eat eat eat eat. Well, just as I typed above, I let myself have all the fruit I want. AND…it just so happens I ate 2 banana’s, 2 pears and 1 apple just to get through the day!

THOUGHTS? What do you think? Good? Bad? Open for discussion. How do YOU define eating healthy?

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE CONTEST FOR
THE WEEK, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

You are what you eat!

Wow, the photo shoot was so fun last night! Shannon, the reporter came over and we just sat at the dining room table and talked. It was pretty normal except for a camera behind her shoulder. Shannon said the clip will be available online sometime next Monday she thinks, so I’ll definitely link to it!


What I ate

A couple of post’s ago, I mentioned when I started out on my healthy journey, I ate healthy – everything I learned about, everything I knew I was suppose to eat. I also mentioned I didn’t think I should type out an entire weeks worth of what I ate for someone to copy it item by item.

Well, someone nicely pointed out that some people just may not KNOW what is healthy. And to be honest, I never considered that. So here goes – please note, this is just my version of what I did. There may have been days when I didn’t follow this 100% and changed it up a little.

Who remembers the food pyramid from middle school? It looks like this:

When I started to watch what I ate, I counted calories. The past week, as I was reflecting on my food journal, I realized my food pyramid pyramid actually looked more like this:

You see what I did there? I realized I switched the fruits & veggies category with the carb category. I didn’t cut anything out, just switched things around. I counted calories and tried to stay between 1300-1600 a day. I counted calories for an entire year.

I ate more fruits and veggies then I did anything else. When I was craving something but wasn’t ready for a meal, I allowed myself to eat as many carrots as I wanted (toot toot)! I also let myself have all the fruit I could handle!

P.S. there is so much more to this eating thing then I can type in a blog, in one post. You would probably be bored to tears reading all my thoughts, so I’ll save it for later!


Working Out


On top of making changes to my food, I got my butt in the gym. None of this pansey walking on the treadmill (starting out walking is fine, if that’s all you can do but you better not be doing it for long!) Nope, I pushed myself beyond what I ever thought I could do. I walked for a couple of weeks, till I got my limbs used to moving.

Then I ventured out to other machines. I tried the stair stepper. I tried the elliptical. I tried the bike. And when I got on a machine, I stayed there. No 15 minute workouts. I never did less then 30 minutes.

AND…on top of pushing myself and trying all the machines, I didn’t lie to myself. I didn’t let myself believe i could work out 3 days a week and lose weight. YOU WON’T LOSE WEIGHT WALKING 3x A WEEK!

You gotta push yourself!

So…here is my condensed version of what I did. This isn’t all of it, this isn’t even half of it. The biggest thing is to be honest with yourself. When your out to eat, YOU KNOW mayo isn’t good for you, you know french fries aren’t good for you. YOU KNOW working out will burn calories.

Living what I say


Yesterday, I blogged about how hungry I was and how I just wanted to eat eat eat eat eat. Well, just as I typed above, I let myself have all the fruit I want. AND…it just so happens I ate 2 banana’s, 2 pears and 1 apple just to get through the day!

THOUGHTS? What do you think? Good? Bad? Open for discussion. How do YOU define eating healthy?

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE CONTEST FOR
THE WEEK, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

Feed Me, I’m Hungry!

Thanks to Ms. Amanda, another priorfatgirl, we got our Ipods & MP3 Players fully loaded right? None of us have a reason to not add a little hop to our walk!


Doing Dishes

Awhile back, I read on someones blog the good news about running the dishwasher every day. It may be not the best environmental choice, however the more you run your dishwasher, the more your cooking at home.

And the more your cooking at home, the healthier (hopefully) your eating! So – how many times a week are you running your dishwasher? We run ours about 3-4 times a week.


FEED ME!

The past couple days, I have been STARVING. Like I literally cannot get enough to eat. I haven’t noticed myself eating any less then I normally do. Last night for example, I had an entire piece of chicken in a wrap w/ hummus and lettuce. I also had some peas & corn. An hour later, I was famished.

So hungry I was nauseous. I do not normally get like this. Carlos said it could be because last week, I got some pretty good weight workouts in and my body was sore for most of the week. So Carlos said this week, my body is trying to rebuild and strenghten up and is using more calories.

Either way, I’m flippin hungry! I did decide to make myself another chicken sandwich last night, adding some extra protien to my day but only about 200 calories. Do you ever get like this? If so, what do you do?


Camera Shy?

Has anyone ever been on camera? I can’t believe this…I just am humbled by how excited the community is getting & how supportive everyone has been! Guess what? I’m going to be interviewed!

OH you totally read that right! A local cable access tv station contacted me last week and asked if they could interview me! How cool is that? It’s Channel 12 News and their audience is the Northwest Minneapolis suburbs. They are coming over to my house TODAY at 6pm to tape the interview and I’m so nervous!

The good news, is they mentioned they will have the clip available online so I will get to share it with all of you!


Pick your top 2 favorites!

Last week, part of the contest was for you to submit some snappy slogans for priorfatgirl.com and you definitely did your job well! So many I can’t choose! So I’m coming back to you – below is the list of my favorites. I had a dream I made T-Shirts for all of us!!! Leave a comment with your top 2 picks for a t-shirt and we’ll see what happens…


1) A Prior Fat Girl. What did you used to be?
2) Future Prior Fat Girl
3) If you were expecting sugar, spice & everything nice, eat a cookie
4) Healthy looks good on me’
5) What kind of Prior Girl are you?
6) A Prior Fat Girl, you could be too..
7) Current Hot Chick, Prior Fat Girl

P.S. In case your wondering, I’m sitting at 147lbs right now and am FRUSTRATED!!!!!!!!! I’ve only lost 3lbs since November. HOLY CRAP! I’m glad I lost the weight I did, but it’s way hard trying to adjust to NOT seeing the scale move.

Feed Me, I’m Hungry!

Thanks to Ms. Amanda, another priorfatgirl, we got our Ipods & MP3 Players fully loaded right? None of us have a reason to not add a little hop to our walk!


Doing Dishes

Awhile back, I read on someones blog the good news about running the dishwasher every day. It may be not the best environmental choice, however the more you run your dishwasher, the more your cooking at home.

And the more your cooking at home, the healthier (hopefully) your eating! So – how many times a week are you running your dishwasher? We run ours about 3-4 times a week.


FEED ME!

The past couple days, I have been STARVING. Like I literally cannot get enough to eat. I haven’t noticed myself eating any less then I normally do. Last night for example, I had an entire piece of chicken in a wrap w/ hummus and lettuce. I also had some peas & corn. An hour later, I was famished.

So hungry I was nauseous. I do not normally get like this. Carlos said it could be because last week, I got some pretty good weight workouts in and my body was sore for most of the week. So Carlos said this week, my body is trying to rebuild and strenghten up and is using more calories.

Either way, I’m flippin hungry! I did decide to make myself another chicken sandwich last night, adding some extra protien to my day but only about 200 calories. Do you ever get like this? If so, what do you do?


Camera Shy?

Has anyone ever been on camera? I can’t believe this…I just am humbled by how excited the community is getting & how supportive everyone has been! Guess what? I’m going to be interviewed!

OH you totally read that right! A local cable access tv station contacted me last week and asked if they could interview me! How cool is that? It’s Channel 12 News and their audience is the Northwest Minneapolis suburbs. They are coming over to my house TODAY at 6pm to tape the interview and I’m so nervous!

The good news, is they mentioned they will have the clip available online so I will get to share it with all of you!


Pick your top 2 favorites!

Last week, part of the contest was for you to submit some snappy slogans for priorfatgirl.com and you definitely did your job well! So many I can’t choose! So I’m coming back to you – below is the list of my favorites. I had a dream I made T-Shirts for all of us!!! Leave a comment with your top 2 picks for a t-shirt and we’ll see what happens…


1) A Prior Fat Girl. What did you used to be?
2) Future Prior Fat Girl
3) If you were expecting sugar, spice & everything nice, eat a cookie
4) Healthy looks good on me’
5) What kind of Prior Girl are you?
6) A Prior Fat Girl, you could be too..
7) Current Hot Chick, Prior Fat Girl

P.S. In case your wondering, I’m sitting at 147lbs right now and am FRUSTRATED!!!!!!!!! I’ve only lost 3lbs since November. HOLY CRAP! I’m glad I lost the weight I did, but it’s way hard trying to adjust to NOT seeing the scale move.

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