Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day: oh I dont even know anymore :)

I wanted to bring you something a little different this time. Summer is just around the corner and my whole family and I love the water (beach, pool we dont care just give us some spf 50 and we are good lol). As you all may remember, I have a goal of 30lbs by May 1st, so I have decided that if I have met my goal by my friend Stacie's wedding on May 28th I will buy myself this gorgeous swim suit.

And now for a little bit of fun :)

This was my sister and I when I was about 7 and she was about 11 (I think, I could be wrong. Cat is on the left, I'm on the right).

And here we are last year at 22 and 26 :) (Cat is on the Left, I am on the right)

Haha did anyone notice in both pictures Cat is in purple and I am in pink?

Oh how I hope we get to take another picture like that this year!

Love, You very own vanishing Sarah <3

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 20! Almost a month :)

Hey everyone! Sorry I have been gone for awhile. Things in my life have been alittle bit crazy but I have finally gotten things back into some sort of order. Got some fun things to share with you guys today. First I joined LA Fitness. They offer more than just an apartment gym so I decided it would be more beneficial. I have only gone there two days so far but I really like it. They even have free classes to join. I was considering yoga, boxing, and Latin Heat (like Zumba). I didnt weigh in on Friday. The guys working at the gym told me not to. It will only discourage me but to weigh in once a month. They did a personal assesment on me and I have 46% body fat (which is ungodly high, I should be between 18% and 25% as a woman). I have 180 pounds of muscle (which is awesome they said. Average women have about 90%). They set my goal at 110 pounds of weight loss and it should take about a year. So I'm ready! Now for something the rest of you may benefit from :) I found these awesome chips the other day in the store called Popchips. They are popped with heat and pressure not fried or baked. They are really good! check out their website! Hey let me know if you try them, and how you liked them. Love, Your very own vanishing Sarah

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 13. Learning Curves!

I had decided early on Fridays would be my weigh in day. So last Friday I weighed myself to get an exact number. Yesterday I weighed myself again and.....

I LOST 4 POUNDS in a week!!!

I was so excited! I am now four pounds closer to my goal and feeling about 10x better already! I am still not drinking anything but water and its kind of interesting. I thought I would miss other drinks but I'm really ok with it (so far lol). I have been getting some great advice from lots of people and I would just like to take a moment to thank all of you! Every word helps! I appreciate the time and thought and please keep it coming! :)

Its kind of a stressful time in my life, I have a lot going on so I am having to work extra hard to stay on my eating plan. (I normally would turn to pizza for those of you wondering lol). But I have stuck with it. Thanks for all the love. Keep Reading!!


Your very own vanishing Sarah

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 9. Ouch and Alli

Day 9 has been wonderful. I started my Alli pills today and so far so good! I haven't had any side effects but then again I have been sticking to healthy eating like my life depended on it (well I guess it actually does doesn't it?). Tonight I went grocery shopping with roommate/friend Tanya and I found these awesome chips that are "popped". Sounded weird but there was only 4 grams of fat in 22 chips so I was willing to try them. They were surprisingly yummy. Glad I'm braching out :)

So not only am I sticking to my eating plan I am still working out hard. Tonight I did 30 mintues of weight lifting (plus added new ab stuff) and walked a MILE AND A HALF instead of my normal mile. I am pretty sore from the weights but I am trying to work through it and just be plan AWESOME. Lol I mean I already am awesome but why not be in shape too? haha. I am trying to slowly bump it up without over doing it, adding time here and more weight there. I have never been so happy to take a shower as I was tonight. I really worked up a sweat! Yay! Going to do some yoga before I head to bed.


Your very own vanishing Sarah :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Days 6 and 7. Funny girl

Hey, welcome back! Today marks the end of my very first week of my life transformation. Lets do a small recap shall we?

I admitted to the world how much I weigh (OMG minor freak out), found my work out rhythm (unless there are hot shirtless guys lifting weights then I have to fight to not fall off the treadmill trying to watch them hehe). I found a yummy healthy snack option. My stomach was being really mean around day 3 and was trying to DEMAND Wendy's. However this gorgeous blonde did not give in! I worked out through sore butt cheeks and even managed to do it alone :). I skyped with my sister Cat and my niece Ariana. Ariana promptly called me "nakee" because I had on a white shirt (haha maybe I should be tanning too?). My Mazda and I went on a trip to Savannah to attend a Bridal Shower for my friend Stacie (here comes the bride). Which was tons of fun. I did drink punch there but other than that I stuck to my "just water plan".

So now I am back "home" in my little Atl apartment getting ready to head to bed. After all did you just read about my week? Hello I deserve an early bed time tonight! I am very proud of myself for working so hard and sticking with the goals and plans I have made for myself. I would like to give a big shout out to Sarah, Stacie and Nancy for the awesome weekend and all of the support while I was away from my own place. You ladies rock!

Oh oh, one more thing! I will be starting Alli on Tuesday, I ate a little more fat this weekend than I am comfortable with for starting the pills so I will give myself an extra day to get everything straightened out on the inside lol.

Lots of love

Your very own vanishing Sarah

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 5. Oh the road again...

Day five was blah. I half way stuck to my diet and I wasn't able to work out :(

I headed to Savannah to spend the night with Sarah so we can shop for Stacie's shower so I had to eat while driving. I decided I could handle Mcdonalds and just wouldn't eat all of the fries and get water. Well yeah, I immediately started feeling bad, headache and just felt greasy! So I wont be doing that again.

I'm sad I wasn't able to work out, but we will walk the mall enough tomorrow I'm sure. Headed to bed, the drive was rough. It took longer than usual because of the bad traffic. Goodnight, keep reading and supporting! Love you all!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 4. I worked out alone!

Hey guys, so today is day four of my life transformation. I must say things are getting a little easier. Its hard to believe its only been four days but here I sit. I am really proud of how well I am doing. These changes have been pretty difficult at times. Fast food was one of my best friends!

I went to the gym alone today (Tanya was spending the day with her boyfriend <3). I made it a short trip, there were a lot of people and I kinda felt awkward. So I walked my mile and got out of there lol. But Atleast I did it so I have a smile on my face and I feel good knowing I can get on here and tell you guys that I did. Plus not only did I work out, I stuck to my healthy eating too! Go me *High five*

I was going to start my Alli pills tomorrow but I am heading to Savannah for the weekend for my friend Stacie's bridal shower (yay!). So I am a little nervous to take them on a trip like that because there can be side effects and I may have to eat on the road. So to be safe I will start them on Monday. But its ok its worth it to get to see Stacie and Sarah and lots of other people I love.

Im excited to get closer to going to Florida in May. Its so cold here! Its 40 degrees and so windy my hood wouldnt stay on. Everyday and every turkey sandwich is one step and one pound closer to my goal and South Florida. Im ready :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 3. I WANT WENDY'S!!!

Ok so today went pretty well. I wasnt able to workout but I knew that would happen on Wednesdays. I am in class all day until 8;50pm so I am allowing it to be my day off from the gym. I had an appointment on campus at 4pm and I normally leave there and go get fast food so today was really hard leaving. I was seriously craving Wendy's!

But I was good and came home and ate some peaches and then cooked my supper like I had planned so I am really proud of myself! I am only drinking water right now. I will work things like "Crystal light" in later when I've got this down a little better.

P.s. My muscles hurt SO bad lol. But I know thats just a sign of the awesomeness to come :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 2. Is it over yet??

So I hadnt planned on blogging everyday. That just seemed like it would get boring for my readers really fast. But I have decided to blog everyday for the first week.

Today is my first day "eating healthy". I had a Special K bar for breakfast and a turkey sandwich for lunch. So far I feel ok. Kinda hungry but it is supper time :). I have found something awesome I want to share with you all! Even if you dont really want to eat "healthy" but you would like a good snack, try The Laughing Cow cheese wedges in Queso Fresco and Chipotle. It is only 35 calories per wedge and 1.5 grams of fat! And oh my gosh are they good! I have tried some of the other flavors but this is my personal favorite.

Went to the gym again today, just got back in fact. I did the elptical for 3 minutes and walked a mile on the treadmill. I actually ran the last 1/10 :) Did a few weights again too. Big shout out to my roommate and friend Tanya for going with me and helping me see my potential! Off to make supper :) Fried popcorn shrimp and mashed potatos! I know it sounds bad, but it is suprisingly low in fat!

Revision: Just did 30 minutes of weight loss yoga also!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 1. Oh boy...

So here I sit at 12:45 at night decided to make a blog about my plan to loose weight. Right now I am 335lbs. That is the most I have ever weighed, and it is very scary for me to admit that. However that is the whole reason I am here tonight. Today was my first work out in I dont know how long.

I did 3 minutes on the eliptical, walked a mile on the treadmill and did about 20 minutes of weights. Needless to say, my buttcheeks hurt lol. I do have a bit of a plan and a small goal in mind. I would like to loose 30 lbs by May 1st. I will be spending the summer in South Florida with my mother so I want to jump start this process before I head south :)

I will not be doing this alone, I have decided to use Alli as a partner in my weight loss, and I am comfotable with my choice. I have not started the pills yet, you have to be on a low fat diet for atleast 3 days before begining the pills to reduce side effects.

I am really excited to share my journey with all of you! I hope your words of encouagement will help me on days when I dont feel like going to the gym or really want to eat that pizza ;) So without further ado, On your mark, get set, get skinny! (lol or atleast alittle smaller :)