Happy One year

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Well, I’ve been planning this day for a while now, today marks the one year anniversary that I created this blog and posted my first post about how I wanted to lose weight, Well, where have this blog and I been?

Well, I’ve lost 20 pounds, I’ve been on crutches, hyper extended my knee, spent three days in the hospital, started sophomore year, had a great season of golf, made the basketball team, completed the basketball season, realized that badminton wasn’t for me, and made endless attempts at posting daily and here we are, a year later with over 100 posts, over 400 followers, and so much support from all of you out there that makes me want to keep going. If I do say so, myself, that’s been a great year.

Now, even through all of the friendships and memories I’ve made on this blog, the outcome isn’t what I pictured. Before I hurt my knee, I thought I’d be 140 pounds at the end of summer, but I was 20 over, I thought I’d be slim and rocking that skin-tight dress to my dances, but it didn’t turn out that way. So, what I’ve decided to do is start over, from square one, and see if this summer can be even more successful than last, I started p90x today and I am very excited to get my butt kicked in the next 90 days, however, this blog carries baggage that I don’t want to deal with, so I am making a new blog,  I have yet to post or design anything yet, so it’s very barren, but I will get to posting ASAP. I want to not only talk about what I ate and random school updates, but also recipes, other workouts, and other random stuff that comes to mind.

So, it’s been an absolute joy with his blog, and this year has been marvelous.

So once more

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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May 10th.

Well, today is May 10th, and a lot of stuff happened and I haven’t talked about it, Anywho,

  • I’m on level 2 of the 30DS, today is day 16, I believe.
  • School is done in exactly 2 weeks. YAY!
  • The ship date for the yearbook is tomorrow.
  • Distribution is Next Thursday and Saturday.
  • AP Test is Thursday…. I’m nervous
  • My birthday is in a month and two days. AHHH 16!
  • I’m going out to dinner con las amigas tonight.
  • I need a new belt, it’s huge
  • Jillian Michaels is a serious ass-whooper. Level 2 is still killing me and today was day 5.

That’s my news,

Day 17- Do you have an eating disorder?

No. I don’t. But I hate people who make fun of those with eating disorders. It is a mental illness, nothing under their control. That’s why “Just eat a burger” doesn’t work.

 

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

winners-losers

The gods are not on my side.

Well. It seems as if every time I really get on track and make it far with the 30 Day Shred, something has to come in he way of my plans. In my last post, I mentioned my stomach bothering me and how I may or may not be lactose intolerant but let’s not talk about that, So, I had food poisoning, and then I missed three days of the 30DS even though I said they would happen. I figured I should not risk feeling sick for more days and when you can’t stand up without writhing in pain, something’s not right. We think I had food poisoning, but I don’t know. It wasn’t related to my cyst from my hospital visit in July, everyone though I was, but I’m sure it wasn’t… different pain in different places.

I really think that the workout ‘gods’ don’t ever want  me to complete the 30 day Shred. Why? Everytime I get far, like one week or more, something happens and I have to restart. I only missed three days so I started last Thursday and I will complete it (or so we hope) by May 24th, my last day of school. I’m on day 9 already, which by stating this, makes me realize how long ago, I made my last  post., Darn, Anyway, I’ll just pick up with the day I left off on for the 30 Days of weight loss challenge and I will be starting a new squat challenge tomorrow, I’m leaving for a party that gets over at 10:30 in about 5 minutes so I’ll start it tomorrow. My knee hasn’t been bugging me so I will try to finish the challenge. Woot.

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Day 16- when did you first decide to lose weight?

Well, after 8th grade graduation. When a size 16 dress was snug and almost didn’t fit, after my doctor told me that my weight had skyrocketed. when I looked at pictures and my sister could barely wrap her arms around me, after I missed a day of school to avoid running, after I lost control of my weight and my eating habits, after my mom told me to ‘stop eating’ at a party, before I became me.

 

Well, you haven’t missed much in these past two weeks. I won junior class president. That’s really it. Yesterday was bring your child to work day at my school and on Thursday, we watched a birthing video in health. Children are adorable but having children doesn’t seem to fun. Anyway, I went to the cubs game yesterday with my mom, I ditched school, but whatever. It poured and poured but we stayed the whole game and the Cubs ended up losing by 1. IT happens. We were about six rows behind home plate. The tickets were amazing.

Picture I took
Picture I took

And that’s about it.

 

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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April Challenges Days 14 and 15

Well, school isn’t over, but it doesn’t matter because I didn’t go. I think that my sister, dad and i have food poisoning. My dad and sister first had stomach upsetness at midnight and mine started at four this morning, My sister went to school because she didn’t want to ruin her perfect attendance. She then threw up at school which makes me very grateful  that I didn’t go to school. Anyway, I have yet to do the 30DS and honestly, it will get done today. I already started Level 2, but if returning to Level 1 to give myself a break is what  I need, then that’s what I’ll do. Also, I may or may not be lactose intolerant. My stomach has been bugging me a lot lately, when I eat junk food (chocolates mainly which is dairy) and dairy.

I wanted to get tested for food allergies, but my mom said it was painful because you get a 10 by 10 grid of pricks on your back. Not the most pleasant thing in the world. So, my mom said we try taking dairy out of my diet for a week and every week take something else out until we find out what has been bugging me, So wish me luck.

My first time trying Soy milk. It tastes better than regular milk
My first time trying Soy milk. It tastes better than regular milk

Day 14- What’s your UGW? When you expect to reach it?

I want to be 140 pounds. But, if I get more muscle, being healthy and an ideal size may be more than that. My original goal was August 31st 2012, but I injured my  knee and then school started, and it just went downhill, I want to be 150 by the time school gets out, so May 24th.
Day 15- Are you vegan or vegetarian? If so, has this helped you lose weight? If not, would you ever consider turning vegan or vegetarian?

I am not either. I was a vegetarian for a month last year for english class. It was easy but I had to make separate meals and it got annoying. If my family did it with me, maybe it’d been easier and more enjoyable

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

Weight Loss Motivation

April Challenges Day 8

Guys, okay, So, before i tell you all about my challenges, I really just want to say that I am really accomplished with what I have accomplished this week. I have stayed with the 30 Day Shred, only skipped posting for 2 days, and only one day have i eaten over my calorie budget. Also, you all know my habits in posting, and that a post a week is usually good. But this month I’ve posted 12 posts, and have gotten over 700 views this month. Which will soon surpass my 830 in June. To be honest, I’m loving posting every day and the support i am getting from all of you. So thank you!

Anyway, Day 8 is my workout routine.

Well, I get up at 5;20-5:30 and do the 30-Day Shred. Now that it’s getting nicer outside, I’ll be taking my dogs for walks at night because, well, it’s nice outside.

One more thing before departing, Holy arm muscle batman. It’s ironic because I’ve never seen/read batman. Anyway, My arms (left in particular) is very defined and my bicep is actually hard. Whoa, it’s great!

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Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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April Challenges Days 5-7

Hello! Well, I have been absent for the past few days. Friday- I spent about 5 hours working on a manual (we named him Manuel) for the kids in rouser next year. We stayed up until 1:30 in the morning so, I wasn’t going to post. I don’t really remember why I didn’t post yesterday. I think I didn’t feel like turning my computer on, and today, I went to the Cubs game. They lost, 10-7 in the 10th inning to the giants. We were winning 4-1 in the fifth, until the giants scored four and it just went down from there. Well, I have been continuing the 30 Day Shred. Friday, at dinner, some Creme Brulee was practically shoved down my throat so there goes that challenge. My knee has been getting rather angry with my excessive squat doing, so I’m taking a break from that as well, so I don’t end up on crutches once more. And, anyway after the Cubs game which where we were sitting (which was sunless) and about 45 degrees, we stepped out of Wrigley field and pulled off our fleeces and gloves because it was 72 outside. It was great. When we got home, I took my dog for about a two-mile walk.

Day 5- Why do you really want to lose weight? Are you doing it for you?

  • I really don’t know why I started. Ever since 7th grade, I have wanted to weight about 140-145 pounds. And now that I’ve lost 40 pounds, why not get to my goal weight.
  • I am doing it for me. I mean, my confidence level went from a -10 to a 5 sometimes higher and i want that to keep increasing

Day 6- Do you binge?If so, explain why you think you do this.

  • For the longest time I never knew what this meant… but i probably have. I don’t really know. Are there times when I’m just so hungry, I could possibly eat a whale. Yes, when this happens, I try to eat healthy foods or one piece of bread, and then just give myself 10 or 20 minutes. If I’m still hungry after then, I eat more, if not, I don’t eat more.

Day 7- Do your parents know you are trying to lose weight? Do they care?

  • My parents know I have lost weight, They know I workout every morning. I don’t know if they think I am trying to get thinner or healthier or what, I don’t know if they know for sure. Do they care? I assume they are happy for what I’ve accomplished

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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April Challenges Day 3

Well, a whole day later than last week. What an accomplishment.

30 Day Shred- Done

60 Squats- 15 more, I’ll do them after I post this.

No Junk Food Challenge- Woot Woot, Day 2

30 Days of Weight Loss Challenge- A picture of my thinspiration…. I don’t have one. I don’t want to look like someone, I want to be myself in the end. Sure are their parts of celebrities I enjoy and sure would want, but there is not one singular person, I desire to be.

Well, all for today

Happy Shredding

Alicia 🙂

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