Rain, rain go away!

It’s been raining for four days here in Chicago, and I would like to go outside and have a walk. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and allow me to do that . This morning I got on the Alpine Stair Master for 30 minutes… let’s just say my booty is tight!!!  I also did my 30/40/50 Challenge… YAY!I tried to make better choices in the food that I ate, I stayed within my point range, and I think I did better than yesterday

Totals 1905 236 79 73
Your Daily Goal 2282 313 76 85
Remaining 377 77 -3 12
Calories Carbs Fat Protein

As always tomorrow is another day to DO better, and to BE better. Until then……..

How deciding a life of yes turned into a challenge part 2

So I weighed in on a whim… GOOD NEWS!!! Second of all let me say that I’m hurting and in desperate nee of a massage, even the nail on my pinkie toe is crying out in agony. But nothing a banana, two Tylenol and a bottle of water can’t fix (I hope). ******

I have an issue that is counteracting my weight loss… most days I don’t eat enough. Having two transplants and several abdominal surgeries has made me a very picky eater, so a lot of time it takes a lot of effort to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. My eating style has always been a  grazer, eat a little here… eat a little there, and a few hours later I’m full.. The reason I bring this up is because I logged in my food and exercise  info MyFitnessPal and out came this bit of info.

Totals 990 160 31 23 20 3000
Your Daily Goal 1991 273 66 74 40 2500
Remaining 1001 113 35 51 20 -500
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sugar Sodium
*You’ve earned 581 extra calories from exercise today
**Based on your total calories consumed for today, you are eating too few calories. Not only is it difficult to receive adequate nutrition at these calorie levels, but you could also be putting your body into starvation mode. Starvation mode lowers your metabolism and makes weight loss more difficult. We suggest increasing your calorie consumption to 1,200 calories per day minimum.
I was using SparksPeople, and I had no problem with them expect I couldn’t sync information if I put it into my phone… and that was a plain in the but…who wants to enter information more than once? But otherwise it was a great program.


Now back to this 30/40/50 challenge, If Sweat is my Fat Crying, My fat is severely depressed cause I was sweating like a pig in a sauna…it was not pretty!
Already I can see that I may need to modify these exercises to fit my needs (that’s not cheating is it) maybe I should say my knees….those squats are not knee friendly at all and considering my knees are yelling at me, “WHY!!????!!” I’m gonna have to do something about that or no more challenge or walking for me.
That was so me tonight, except with a lot more sweat, and lots of crying and gasping for breath…. and don’t forget the cursing!
And finally I got a new motto, from the newest member of the BLUE TEAM Jenny. “If I BITE it, I WRITE it!”… talk about accountability… Way
to Go!!!

How deciding a life of yes turned into a challenge part 1

Sunshine’s Journey to 199 has sucked me in AGAIN.. for the last month or so I kept saying no,  I don’t want to do this, this is something that I can’t do!! But oddly enough after watching last night’s premier of Gossip Girl, I have decided to live a life is YES.(Thank you Chuck Bass).

Yesterday the  Blue Team … well several members committed to Sunshine’s 30/40/50 Challenge. What is the 30/40/50 Challenge you ask. Well the NO TYRA would say, “PAIN!!!” but the YES TYRA would say Awesomeness, that are tight abs, tight ass, and toned thighs…but Sunshine’s would define it as 30 push ups, 40 squats, and 50 sit- ups, I’m not gonna lie, this scares me a lot. A LOT! I don’t want to fail at this, but I won’t know unless I try!

I’m pretty sure that I’m gonna look like this when I’m finished today –>
But that’s okay, because I tried, and I’ll try again tomorrow and the the day after and the day after that! I’m committed and I know it’s not easy, but I’ve survived worst than this and came out the other side… Sit ups, and push ups will not be my downfall! Wish my luck and send me your prayers…. cause I already here the complaining happening ….

When things don’t work out the way that you plan….RECOGNIZE, REGROUP and REDO!


I totally got my ass handed to me today

I’ve given up on Donnie Wahlberg, he’s just not doing it for me anymore, so it’s time to find another motivational song… so I went with something I love, love, love ….Lady GaGa (clearly it was time to pull out the big guns…. keep reading and you’ll find out why)


So after spending a two weeks battling an infection and some weird jaw situation, and a 10 pound weight gain but now  I’m BACK! And let me say that getting back in the grove of thing has been very difficult, after  spending 3 hours trying to figure out how to get out of the day and be productive, only to roll over and decide it wasn’t worth it… needless to say I got out of bed and tried to start the day right.. I logged on to Sparks People and start tracking my nutrition and my activities.

I had some Little Debbies…. okay… OKAY I had 3!! They say that admitting the problem is the first step, but they were talking to me… they were saying “We know you don’t feel well, so eat us and it’ll be all better” So did I feel better… no like a half a second, which probably accounts to why I had 3.. I won’t fall for that trick again you chocolate pieces of yumminess…So if I would have had them I would have eaten I would have stay within my caloric allotment.

I need to incorporate more protein into my diet, it’s difficult because I don’t eat a lot of meat, I don’t like eggs, and it seems to be the barrier that’s been difficult for me to get through, and it’s so important for weight loss, so I’m going to invest in protein powder and see how that works for me, if any of you have suggestions which would be helpful

So back to how I got my ass handed to me…

Protein My Goal – 60-151    Today – 33

  • Protein is an essential nutrient that does more than build muscles. It plays a role in cell repair, hormone production and fluid balance, to name a few. So pump up your protein intake to stay fit and healthy.
  • Bring on the beans. All types of beans provide about 7 grams of protein per 1/2-cup serving. Add them to soups, salads, burritos, omelets, and more! (none of these sound appealing to me) 

Calories My Goal – 1480-1830   Today – 1995

  • Eating too many calories can lead to weight problems, which can increase your risk of several lifestyle diseases. (No….. REALLY??)
Carbohydrates My Goal – 195-281   Today – 300

  • While carbohydrates provide energy and nutrients, too much of a good thing can be bad. A high carbohydrate intake can lead to weight problems, blood sugar spikes, energy lulls, and increased hunger. An excessive carb intake can also increase your risk for diseases such as heart disease, insulin resistance, and diabetes.
  • Limit sweets. Sweet and sugary foods are often rich in carbohydrates and calories, but provide little nutrition beyond that.  (It was the Little Debbie’s… they called to me *looks down in shame*)

Calories My Goal – 1480-1830   Today – 1995

  • Eating too many calories can lead to weight problems, which can increase your risk of several lifestyle diseases. (rolls eyes)

Clearly you can see I don’t enjoy being told what’s what..even if it is a website that I signed up for….but I have to remember that tomorrow is another day, another day to be better and be better, and I plan to do just that!