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::hugs fat journal:: [02 Mar 2007|11:34pm]

girl_named_blue
[ mood | amused ]

I.... should really post a before and after picture of myself soon.

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Spin Spin Suger [28 Oct 2006|05:22am]

telepath_etic
I'm still alive. I totally bombed there though. So much going on...
but I'm going to fix alot of things. Starting weight watchers, have set times to actually work out. I'm doing it for myself now.

Just thought I'd let you know I'm alove and kickin, test for blackbelt next saterday. Hope your all doing well!
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175 and dropping [22 Sep 2006|01:29pm]

girl_named_blue
[ mood | intimidated ]

Flabulous update!


Mom and dad's scales say: 175 (with two pounds of fluctuation on either side of that)
Dr.'s scales would say: between 195 and 205

Why do I still feel like a cow?? And how come my mom thinks she's bloated when she's a toothpick with muscles?

My mom used to be bigger. She claims that she was about my size 6 months ago when she was in highschool, but I can't even imagine it. She's skinny. She watches everything she eats though - not in that psychotic way of using a scale to figure out how many ounces of meat she can have at dinner, but rather portions I guess.

I think some of the weight loss might be from my thyroid. Either it's working normal again with the medication I'm on or it's reversing itself. My hair is constantly falling out. I take a shower and comb my hair and there are at least 10 strands of hair that come out too. I know, I know... hair falls out naturally. Not this much though. Right now I'm overly concerned with getting my thyroid checked again (because I'm due for a full pannel thinger whatever with urine test at the end of the month), and my concern isn't because I think I need my meds increased. It's because if the medication is doing what I think it's doing and helping me lose weight... I really don't want the doctor to screw with it. I've been losing weight without this concern for the last several months now, but now it's like a crutch.

I'll be fine even if the dosage changes, but I don't want to start gaining weight again because they cut my dose in half or something.


I have too much drama. It is mostly self-made.

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I wanna express myself through the art of dance [27 Aug 2006|10:00pm]

fallenseer
Convulse with me



So I'm now challanged. My Trip to Oklahoma put on 10b lbs I'm like WTF. Its becouse lately I havnt been exorsing lately due to work and school, and eating more then I should due to stress. In Oklahoma all I did was sit around and eat becouse what better way to catch up with someone then to sit down to some food?

So my aunt and cousin challanged me and my mom on who can lose the most weight by October 13th.


My goal is 30lbs, I'm going to start running again, doing yoga, eating better (actcually eating breakfast) and just taking care of myself. Do you think its a reasonable goal? Could I lose more?



Hope your all well!
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OH RIGHT... I'M A MEMBER HERE [14 Aug 2006|12:57am]

northern_lad_
[ mood | hungry ]

i joined a gym. i miss it. i am surprised that i am capable of doing a half hour of cardio without getting winded, being a smoker and all. speaking of, i've found out that the more i exercise the less i want a cigarette. i've also been playing tennis. i love it. and its a full body work out. i can spend 2 hours on the tennis court no problem. i'm actually in training to beat Roger Federer, so you all should look for me at the 2007 US Open.

despite moving in the right direction as far as exercise goes, i still eat shitty. it's hard when you don't have much in the way of culinary skills. fast food is just so easy. i want a nutritionist.

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see the difference? [13 Aug 2006|04:27am]

girl_named_blue
First, I think Mandy is doing a great job with her own weight loss. Congratulations Mandy!  Just keep lifting Nina as much as possible and you'll have killer biceps in no time ;) That's how I get mine... between swimming all summer and lifting Jason (who's up to 40+ pounds of muscle) my arms are looking really good.

Second, I'm going to post a couple of pictures. Mainly it's because I want to see the difference myself, but even more I guess I want you guys to see a little bit of the difference I've been talking about.



This is a picture Xtian took of me when he was in Alfred, October 9-11 2004.



This is a picture I took of myself in July of this year. I know you can't see the magical disappearance of my belly fatness, but the difference in my face speaks volumes to me.


I just want to know, really, is there a difference? I feel that there is, the scales have told me so, but it really matters to me if my friends think and see that I'm trying. Sorry if I sound a little self-defeatist. I'm not trying to, nor am I trying to fish for compliments in any way. In all, I just want to know that I'm on the right path.
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Reverse Polarity [12 Aug 2006|10:12pm]

fallenseer
Well things have gone down hill. I've put some pounds back on, not having the time or energy after hours of work and school to eat healthy or take a run. When I'm not interpreting, calculating, or cooking food for someone I'm doing homework or sleeping. Its a horrid affair.

I do get to start working on it again, with the little progress I have made I can push myself once more. Running, eating the right stuffs will be nice.


I hope all of you are doing well!
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My Arms are Happy [12 Aug 2006|08:01am]

mandyesque
[ mood | chipper ]

I haven't forgotten the community! Actually, I updated our layout a couple of weeks ago (and I think it looks much nicer now; more elegant) but I didn't feel like posting just for that and I had nothing else to say. :P

The scale told me I've lost 5lbs., though I suspect it's closer to 7 by now, because my clothes say so. More important than what my clothes told me, though, is what my arms said this morning during my yoga routine. I hadn't done my yoga for a couple of weeks, but this morning I was able to not only hold plank pose, but also move gracefully into downward-facing dog without hurting myself. How cool is that! The only thing I can think of that made that possible is that my arms had a few less pounds to lift and hold. ^_^

At 145, my BMI is still in the overweight range (25.7) but once I reach 140 I'll be back in the "healthy" range. I'm pleased to no end that I'll be at a healthy weight soon. The other 15lbs I'd like to lose are "vanity". ;)

Considering that my only cardio is walking at the mall and my only weight training is lifting my neighbor's 2-year-old, this is a fantastic weight loss for the summer. Mainly I owe it to eating until I'm no longer hungry as opposed to "until I'm full".

I'm going to continue to do my yoga as often as possible, continue eating healthy portions and avoiding fried foods (blech!), and for-goodness-sake drink more water cause I'm a bad, bad girl and my body needs me to.

I know these accomplishments may sound small to most of you, but if you keep in mind that I have Fibromyalgia and that even climbing a flight of stairs is an endurance trial for me... yeah. I done good! ^_^

*happy dance*

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holy sodium [21 Jun 2006|10:27pm]

girl_named_blue
[ mood | distressed ]

yeah so all my hard work for the week as far as eating right went out the window tonight. today is Dad's birthday, so we took him out for Chinese. pmgz....


I'm going on a diet of water and juice tomorrow to try and flush my system.


P.S. My basil is starting to grow! but since I'm impatient I bought a small potted plant of the italian large leaf basil in hopes that in a week or two it will be getting large enough that I can pluck some of the leaves and try kris's pesto recipe.

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hello, hello? [17 Jun 2006|11:56pm]

girl_named_blue
[ mood | sleepy ]

Where has everyone gone to?!

 *sigh*


summer is here. let us discuss healthy food choices for good weather!

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I have energy!!!!!! [04 Jun 2006|09:52am]

girl_named_blue
[ mood | cheerful ]

I've been doing really well (again).

After Nana passed away and the family was around a lot I had fallen into eating snack stuff. It's kind of habit because when things happen in my family the one thing that we are all very good at is eating. The issue is that we don't eat meals - we have plates of stuff like cheese or meats or crackers and that's what we eat. So while I felt like I wasn't eating in that first week, I was actually eating all the time. The difference was that I wasn't eating actual meals so I didn't feel like I was eating at all.

Over the last couple of weeks I've been working to get myself back on track, which is necessary. I want to feel healthy, and before Nana passed away (when I had started eating fresh fruits and veggies all the time) I was feeling healthy and had taken some weight off. I put about 5 of those 8 pounds back on, but they've been slowly disappearing again. I started trying to eat a bowl of cereal in the morning and have something light for lunch and then a small (but healthy) dinner - usually salad with some form of white meat product on the side and some veggies to dip.

I know being a perpetual meal skipper is never a good thing, but with my coffee habit there are some mornings when I wake up and just don't want to eat. So instead I'll have my usual three or four cups of coffee, which brings me to close to 11 a.m., then I've been having a container of yogurt for lunch and that's about it until 7 o'clock or so in the evening when I have a small dinner. I like that. I don't feel full after I eat, but I don't feel hungry because my body is getting the nutrition it needs. The only problem I'm going to have is around the pool this summer... we always have snacks around the pool for the kids. However, and I'm really proud of myself for this, the last few days I've resisted the urge to snack. The kids had potato chips with them at the pool on Friday and I didn't eat a single chip. And then we went in the house and I had a nice tall glass of water.

I don't know, I feel better and apparently I'm looking better. I'm not being egotistocal, but I've gotten compliments from Grandpa's girlfriend, Bethany, Mom(!), and last night Sean, Pat, and I were talking about diets and dieting because Pat has put Sean on a diet (which is a good thing in my opinion because if Sean doesn't lose about 150 pounds he's bound for a heart attack before he's 35)... but even Sean was like "Yeah I thought you had lost a little weight. You look smaller." which for Sean is a really good compliment. And I don't know if Ron really noticed, but he could hardly ake his hands off me when we were alone - so I'll take that as a yes he likes what I'm doing. ;)

Anyway, I need to go get a cup of coffee and a shower. Dress shopping with Ron's little sister today for her wedding... then when I get back I might force boy to go grocery shopping with me because I need some fresh vegetables in this place or else I'm going to end up making pasta for dinner and that will just blow how good I've been doing. bah to that.

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When you eat right.... [23 May 2006|12:11am]

fallenseer
Square Meals, Wheaties, Working out, and summer sun.


At the funeral I attended, EVERYONE commented on how good I looked. WTF we're here for mourning not for you to dig out the deceased womans pictures of me to compare my old plump self to my newer look.



anyway suffice to say I do feel amazing and hope that I can keep it up


Back tattoo here I come.



the only downside to any of it though, is that since thursday I've had these waves of pain. Like a headache sorta except my entire BRAIN feels like its on fire. It comes and goes, and is usually gone before I can take any sort of headache meds to see if that what it is. Who knows...
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[06 May 2006|01:31am]

girl_named_blue
I went to the doctor's on Thursday for my annual girly check-up. I was really pleased with the weigh-in.

according to their scales I've lost almost ten pounds since the last time I was at the doctor's a few months ago. not only was I proud of myself, but so was my nurse :)
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[22 Apr 2006|10:25am]

girl_named_blue
[ mood | cheerful ]

This past week wasn't too good... it wasn't too bad either, though. Three days in a row I played on the playground, went for a walk two days in a row, and then destroyed it all with a bag of Lime Tostitos. I was craving salt; stupid hormones.

Other than those chips I did do really well. I didn't eat much bread, but I did have potato one night and pasta another. I still need to work on that whole being strict thing, I guess.

Today will be a coffee day. I'm going grocery shopping. Bags of salad mix 5/$5? bags of spinach 5/$5? Hell yeah I'm there.

I hope everyone else is doing well! if not, come play on the playground with me sometime soon. It might look like fun, but it really is a workout.

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how are these fitting? [19 Apr 2006|09:46am]

girl_named_blue
[ mood | chipper ]

So I got up this morning after running the Snooze Alarm Marathon for two hours. I'm bad about getting up after forcing myself to stay awake until almost 3 reading for class, so I tend to hit that little button until the very last possible moment before kids arrive. But anyway, I got up finally and threw myself through a shower, came upstairs to find clothes, realized that I don't even like half of my clothes, and searched my closet for a pair of jean I did like.


I found a pair of 15/16 from like my sophomore year of college, and totally fit into them! The legs are super tight, but I'm used to that because I have monster thighs that could crush the heads of people I do not care for. However, the legs may be tight, but the waist is comfortable. This makes me VERY happy this morning since most of my jeans now are in the 17/18 range and that to me is extremely depressing. I'd like to weasle my way back into a 12 if ever possible, but I don't know how I'll do it unless I cut off the inside of both my legs.

Aside from finding jeans in my closet that fit, I slipped up a little yesterday. I snacked too much. During our break from class last thing I bought a package of M&Ms (peanut butter; 210 calories) and a little bag of sweet onion teryaki potato chips (240 calories) and throughout class I managed to suck down a huge bottle (32 ounces) of Gatorade (I drank all 4 servings so that was 200 calories). Then when I got to Nana's mom force fed me (haha yeah right) scalloped potatoes. Even though my eating habits for yesterday kind of sucked I did "exercise". I took the kids to the playground and ran around after them - between playing tag in the field, swinging with Jason on my lap, and chasing both the kids up and down the slides, I think I deserved those M&Ms. I totally worked for them. ;)

Now that it is morning again I need to go drink my coffee and maybe have an orange or a bowl of cereal. I think today may actually turn out to be a good day.

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[17 Apr 2006|11:58am]

fallenseer
Do it yourself, becouse no one else can do it for you.


So I'm getting up earlier now, so that I have time to eat breakfast (so that I have time to eat at all) and get my metabolism jump-jump started. A nice bowl of cereal, and a quick jog/walk of the dog (she's rather small so walking is more suitable with her). Then off to class were there is tons of campus walking.

Working out when I get into the habit of getting up early I'll be able to get more done in the mornings. I'm going to double up on TKD classes from now on, that'll make things go a bit quicker.


Now lints over I can have cow-meat. But the Pasta-free diet is going to start monday.


Thank you all so much for helping!
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Sins of our fathers [16 Apr 2006|01:44am]

fallenseer
Ugh

I havnt eat much in the last two days. Today I happened upon a piece of cold pizza and some chips, but I've been so busy, food is the furtherst thing from my mind. Working out I've started ALOT of walking.

Sit-ups 50 a day (25morn/25nigh) are being slowly brought into my day.

I'll up it once I get comfortable with that number.

Better eating I must do, but it'll be so hard with time and such since we're almost on finals week.

I feel icky inside, anyone got anything to help me feel not so bad?
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a healthy start... [16 Apr 2006|12:10am]

girl_named_blue
[ mood | determined ]

So this past week wasn't too bad. I stayed away from bread a lot more than I had been!

I went grocery shopping on Friday and bought:
fresh mangoes
cauliflower/broccoli
Bolthouse juice (the vanilla chai tea flavor)
vegetable juice
healthy cereal but I can't remember what kind


I haven't implemented any workout strategies yet, but I've tried being a little more active in the last couple of days. Rather than sitting on my ass all day, I'm trying to clean or play with the kids. Friday and yesterday I spent a lot of time chasing Jason around playing tag, and I played ball with my black lab outside. She got a better work out than I did though. Either way I'm starting to feel a little better.

Tonight I got home fairly early after being gone most of the day with my sister. I had taken boneless skinless chicken breasts out of the freezer the other day but hadn't had time to do anything with them, so tonight I cut them up, sauteed them a little so the pieces weren't pink anymore, and then put them in a dish to bake. I ended up making this thing that actually tasted good. I used two cans of cream of mushroom soup, a cup and a half of milk (to dilute), threw in a bunch of carrots and broccoli I had cut up, then added the partially cooked chicken... since it was pretty soupy I added a handful or so of quick oats, and then topped it with grated mozzarella. It was delicious! and filling. I think it was so filling because before I served myself I put about half a cup of quick oats (uncooked) in the bottom of my bowl then added the chicken mix. It helped thicken it up and give it an original taste. It tasted so good I had seconds, but was stuffed on just the small amount I ate compared to a few weeks ago when I could (and would) eat half a large pizza from Pizza Hut. And that's all I had for dinner.

I still haven't tried that Bolthouse Juice I bought. I want to savor it because it's mad expensive. I'm thinking that it might taste really good if I toss some in the blender with ice and just make myself a smoothie with it. There was another flavor I thought about buying that said something about smoothies, but then the vanilla chai kind caught my eye. Perhaps tomorrow I will make a smoothie and cut up half of one of my mangoes for breakfast. It's a good plan.


OH! and we got pizza for dinner on Friday night, but I only had two small pieces. And rather than digging right into the pizza I started with a large salad. It helped fill me up so I didn't want so much bread.

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Its all about art [11 Apr 2006|09:06pm]

fallenseer
Hi I'm Jorian I've been a POE psycho for some time now. I'm not one of the better known but I do haunt the boards.

My goal is to be in sexy shape by the end of June. Thats dropping 20 lbs and toning up. This is going to be hard. I kept my baby fat until recently, and still have some in my cheeks. Also I inherited by grandpa and great grandmothers body builds, very nativa american but more of the fat-cheif type then warrior type. It also doesnt help that my parents were both over 300 lbs until mom got gastric by-pass....dad is still pretty high up there. Family eating habits are horrindouse, although I have taken soda out of my diet. mmmm the power of tea!

I'm comfortable in my body, and am doing this soley for health and asthetic value. At the end of June I'm getting a back tattoo to go along with the two on my arms.

Tuesday, Thursday, and most Saterday's I do Tae Kwon Do. Not only for the exorsise but for the art in our patterns. Fun. Its always great when a 'fat' kid can hurl his leg up over his head and drop it. yeah for sparring no?

Soon I'll be walk/running on mondays, wednesday, and sundays. Thats if my guy-friend eric can get his head out of his ass, otherwise I'm on my own and that motivation is hard to find.

Thats why I'm glad to have you guys!

Jorian (aka BGG if you can remember what THAT stands for! maybe ask Alice?)
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Sedentary Hermit [11 Apr 2006|05:51pm]

mandyesque
[ mood | busy ]

I have Fibromyalgia.

I spend a lot of time in bed. My legs tend to swell if I'm upright for more than a couple of hours a day.

If I over-exert myself, I can easily be injured badly enough not to be able to do much of anything with that body part for two or three days. One time I was cutting potatoes (which were apparently not ready to be cut) and hurt my right arm badly enough not to be able to do much of anything with it for... well, I still can't do much with it, and that was a year ago.

I drop things all the time. Pens mostly. I've been known to lose a whole jug of juice out of the fridge, though. I trip over things constantly, too. I always considered myself graceful, but now I have a hard time making it across the living room without stubbing my toe.

In spite of all of this (which isn't everything that's wrong with me by a long shot) I've only put on 25 pounds since high school. FYI, high school was 8 years ago, so that's not bad at all.

My short-term goal is to lose 15 pounds by August. Of course my intention is to lose all 25, but I don't think I'll manage that until December or maybe even February because I have to pace myself. My most comfortable weight is 125, which is a size 5 for me. (I'm somewhere around 150 and a size 8 at the moment.)

My biggest concerns while trying to lose weight are the Fibromyalgia, my Hypoglycemia, and my anemia (which is pretty bad; my hemoglobin rarely passes 11.5 even when I'm on vitamins).

What I'm doing at the moment is some basic yoga (I average about 3 mornings a week, but I'd like to bump that up to 5) and using the treadmill for 20 minutes (about once a week, which I'd like to increase to 3). I'm also trying to eat as many vegetables as I can, though I don't want to give up meat at the moment. I finally found a vitamin that doesn't mess with my stomach; Geritol, which is formulated for old people. I also would love to drink more water, but I hate the way it tastes (even filtered, the water in Puerto Rico is nasty stuff) so I'm trying to get some of that lime-flavored stuff, since I tried a sample and loved it.

Here's a spiffy link to a Body Mass Index calculator:
http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/tl/cl/bmi/bmi.jsp

And for those of you who thought "Fibro-huh???" at the beginning of my post, here's a bit about Fibromyalgia:
http://www.fmnetnews.com/pages/basics.html
http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/diagnosis/berne.html

By the way, for those of you who don't know me, I'm a fairly cheerful person, even if this post leads you to believe otherwise. ^_^

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