Monday, March 21, 2011

Nope. Haven't fallen off just yet.

Alas, here I am. Two weeks later.

I have finished the 30 Day Shred... and damn it, I can kick some ass.

This month, surprisingly was easier than I thought. Trial and error. It was breaking habits, grazing, and laying off the crappy carbs. The kicker for me was trying to plan my NEW eating schedule with that of my kids and hubby. The first two weeks of this change could have been better. I did not watch what I ate. Period. Two weeks lost. The third week, I totally kicked carbs. (Remember Atkins?) Yeah, that didn't work out too well either with Jillian's circuit training. The last week, I added fruits/veggies and beans. (still haven't forgiven the bread yet.) Another problem, which was hard the third week, was following a diet where you literally eat nothing but meat and cheese. No prob, right? uh, here in Mexico... yes. I searched ALL OVER GUADALAJARA, from the corner markets, big chain, and the foo-foo stores... NOONE has lowfat cheddar cheeses. They just don't exist here. Lastly, it was hard to keep track of all my calories that I was consuming. Considering that you need to burn 3500 calories to lose ONE pound of fat, that's a little more math that I can do in my head or my notepad.

And then I found Sparkpeople. This super site calculates your food, calories burned, water intake, overall calorie expenditures etc. There's blogs, forums, articles... whew. Everything. I advise any of you interested in checking out your stats... give it a chance. That site alone helped make this change possible.

Here are my measurements.

Waist: 28
Hips: 40
Thighs: 22
Arm: 10

weight: 135

In one month, I've lost 6 lbs, 2.5" from my waist. 2" off my ass, a few more from the thighs and an inch off the arms. I'm pretty psyched!

A buddy is coming in from the States tomorrow, bringing two new videos with him! Round two.... bring it.

7 comments: said...

Super. It's good to hear good news. Low carb diets make me feel better. i don't seem to have the aches and pains if I cut the carbs.

Lisa n Javi said...

Wow congrats thats great news. I have actually gained a pound since I have been visiting here in the states and Im pretty bummed. I did start taking up boxing here thought so hoping that will keep me on track for the next 3 wks. Need to take your attitude and kick some ass. congrats!!!

Jackie said...

Good for you! I admire anyone who can follow a diet, because I just don't have the will power. It's like knowing I can't have it makes me want it even more. I've never been successful with a diet and I don't like to exercise either.'re achieving something I've never been able to do.

ElleCancun said...

Ahhh amazing!!! I'm soooo proud of you amiga!!!!

I'm also going to look into that site, especially if it's free! LOL!!!

ArmyMustang said...

Counting calories is just hard, period! I have a hard time doing it in Mexico because I don't eat all the packaged foods with nutritional info so kudos to you. Here in the US, I use my bodybugg so it tells me exactly how many calories I burn each day. My goal is to burn 500 more calories than I eat each day so I have a 3500 calorie loss each week = 1 pound lost. Slowly but surely. Nice on the inches though, that's where it counts, lol.

Laura said...

You inspired me to buy 30 Day Shred. I'm two days in and I think it's a great video. I've only done Level 1...a little scared to see Level 3!!!

Refried Dreamer said...

@Laura: Glad to hear it!!! I loved that video. Level 3 ain't so bad... it's 2 that you gotta watch out for!!! hehe ;)

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I've been living in Mexico now for about a two years with my hubby and 2 kids. Not exactly by choice, but we're here nonetheless. Luckily, I live with quite a few of the accomodations that i was used to in the states. In spite of those convienences, we also have a water tank with asbestos, outdated electricity, massive amounts of dust, caterpillars that burn your skin, and thousands of windshield washers on every street corner. My kiddos and I are learning to speak spanish and adjust to life away from our family and friends in the States.


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