Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rethink your Shrink

I got the head's up from a fellow blogger: Execumama (Hi Akilah!!! *Waves*) about this really great blog community - The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans - and this place is amazing! They currently have a challange for anyone wanting to lose weight, get healthy, and find love for yourself! The challange is called "Rethink your Shrink" and it lasts just 7 weeks! It is about changing your bad habits and finding a way to stay positive throughout your weight loss programs. I'm really excited to get started and join the community - I am hoping to lose some weight - meet some great people - and love myself more! Both inside and OUT!

About my Workout Routine & Diet:
I am going to be doing P90x (for 13 weeks and not 7, but I still need the support!!) and I will be watching my calorie intake VERY closely! Only taking in 1800-2000 calories per day. I will be using both on the computer and on my iphone *no excuses for not logging cals!* I am going to follow the P90x Classic workout schedule, taking it one day at a time! My goal weightloss for the P90x is 20lbs - but for this 7 week challange - let's go with 16lbs! :)

Height: 5ft 1in tall
1st Weigh In: 124.5lbs (starting weight)
BMI: 23.4

First weigh in - Next week! Let's get this started! :)

Rethink Your Shrink!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

30 Healthy Snacks (From Self.Com)

I was looking online for some great & healthy snack idea's and I found a great article on about 30 Healthy Snacks and just thought I would share it with you guys:

30 healthy picks
Great snacks with less than 200 calories
By Wendy Giman
From the November 2006 Issue - Self
(read the article here)
Craving salty?
•5 olives (any kind) (45 calories)
•1 small Martin's pretzel (50 calories)
•2 oz Applegate Honey and Maple Turkey Breast wrapped around 2 bread-and-butter pickles (80 calories)
•1/4 cup hummus, 3 carrot sticks (80 calories)
•1 Laughing Cow Light Swiss Original wedge, 3 pieces Kavli Crispy Thin (85 calories)
•One 1-oz package tuna jerky (90 calories)
•1 oz buffalo mozzarella, 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes (94 calories)
•1 bag Baked! Cheetos 100 Calorie Mini Bites (100 calories)
•15 Eden's Nori Maki Crackers rice crackers (110 calories)
•1 cup unshelled edamame (120 calories)
•50 Eden's Vegetable Chips (130 calories)
•One 1-oz package of Planters NUT-trition almonds (130 calories)
•1/4 cup Trader Joe's Chili con Queso, 18 baked tortilla chips (140 calories)
•1/2 cup pumpkin seeds in shell (143 calories)
•2 pieces (30 grams) prosciutto, 4 dried figs (154 calories)
•1 Subway Turkey Breast Wrap (190 calories)

Craving sweet?
•1 package Original Apple Nature Valley Fruit Crisps (50 calories)
•1 packet O'Coco's Mocha cookies (90 calories)
•1 Jelly Belly 100-calorie pack (100 calories)
•One 100-calorie pack Trader Joe's Chocolate Graham Toucan Cookies (100 calories)
•One 100-calorie Balance Bar (100 calories)
•1 Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino bar (120 calories)
•1 package Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks (120 calories)
•1/2 banana rolled in 1 tbsp frozen semisweet chocolate chips (123 calories)
•2 tbsp Better 'n Peanut Butter, 4 stalks celery (124 calories)
•1 bag Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop Butter Mini Bags topped with a spritz of butter spray and 1 tsp sugar (126 calories)
•24 Annie's Chocolate Chip Bunny Graham cookies (140 calories)
•Half of a 1.08-oz container of M&M's Minis mixed with 1/3 cup lowfat granola (145 calories)
•1 McDonald's Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait (160 calories)
•1 container Fage Greek Total 2% fat yogurt, 2 tsp honey (173 calories)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

About Me - My introduction

About Me:
  • My Name is Meg
  • I am Mid-Twenties
  • From the Midwest
  • Full Time Employee, Girlfriend and most importantly Mommy of 1
  • I love to blog, write, scrapbook, watch movies, and spend time with my family

Here's My Story:

       I had my son 5 years ago and topped out at 204lbs at the end of my pregnancy - which was an enormous 104lb weight gain from start to finish. After his birth, I got started working 40 hours a week in sales - which is extremely stressful - went through 2 break ups - a slight depression problem - and just became less worried about my health and my body image. At one point around 3 years ago I started dating a body builder who motivated me to get into the gym and start working out and just getting healthy, I did that religiously for about 3 months and lost around 20lbs of baby fat but when me and Mr. Body Builder decided to go our seperate ways, so did me and the gym. I started dating another great guy Chris, who is my current boyfriend, after being together for 2 years and living 2 hours away from each other for most of our relatioship we found it the perfect time to move in with each other. So I packed my things and moved the 2 hours away from friends and family to be closer to him. I've noticed in the 8 months that we have lived together that I my once to big pants are starting to get tight and I knew it was time for a change - and when better than the new year! So for 2010 I have chose to get off my butt and start the P90x challenge! I have decided to join Tony HortonBRING IT!

    This blog is designed for me to log my workouts, meal plans, and progress on my P90x Journey! I also want this blog to help me connect with others either on P90x or have completed it as well as just anyone who is trying to lose weight, stay fit, and just get healthy! 2010 is a new year and will mold a new me! Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritualy. I may also need a little motivation and I would like to build up a group of others who can help keep myself movited as well as me being able to motivate you!

And that's my story! Starting P90x in just 2 days to lose 24lbs....let's do this!