so first off we all know don’t delete the text, etc etc blah blah blah
so i (f-resche) decided to do once again another giveaway!! first I’m just going to say, i don’t really care if you believe me or not. i know this is real, this is all my stuff and i am choosing to give it away. yes my parents let me do this, and all of the things are new or very very rarely used!
Alex & Ani Bracelets - one is Boston, the other is a sun
The Lucky One
The Last Song
Mahogany Teakwood mini candle from Bath and Body Works (seriously smells like a man’s cologne)
Purple portable speaker for iPod/iPhone
iPhone 4S in white
Macbook Pro 13”
Like I said before, all of these items are brand new or have been used once for a short amount of time! All electronics are brand new. The reason I am giving these things away is because I first feel like I haven’t done anything for my followers lately, and second I do not need any of these. Either I have duplicates or no need, I don’t think it should matter, cause you’re getting free stuff! Yes I realize I can give them away to good will, and I have other items I am doing that with, but I have always liked doing giveaways!
Please no hate and ask any questions that aren’t already answered! Thanks guys and good luck! (: xxxxx
Morning snack: Chobani plain greek yogurt with cinnamon, ginger, vanilla extract and 3 packets of splenda…
So I’ve been gone for over a year due to some drama, some injuries, and well, having another kid….
First, I injured my foot about this time last year due to over doing a workout. I had to wear a boot for two weeks solid, and I had to keep using it gradually as needed for another month or so. My supervisor at work left to have surgery on her Achilles tendon and was out for two months leaving me to basically chin myself to pick up the slack… needless to say I had no energy to work out and eating healthy was virtually impossible with my lack of moola and hospital cafeteria options.
I was also diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. Apparently, my body handles sugar very well… for about 2 hours then my blood sugar crashes drastically. I had to learn to eat high protien, low carb and gluten free…yay Paleo! I was just getting used to that when I found out I was pregnant! Strangely enough, the gluten and reactive hypoglycemia issues issues went away and I could eat bread and ice cream again. I only gained aobut 30 pounds with this pregnancy (as opposed to the 50+ I gained with the last one), but I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes this time so I had to really watch my carbs there at the end when all I wanted was a burger and fries….
I gave birth to my second daughter on May 3rd, and she’s amazing! I had to have a c-section because we thought she would be too large (GD babies tend to be), and she was in a weird position (think the Alien from Aliens… all wrapped around my stomach instead of vertical). This meant no working out at all for at least 6 weeks which derailed my plans. I started back walking one day a week and then around work twice a day. Now, I’m back to speed and armed with a new gym membership (Planet Fitness kicks my old gym’s ass), a new attitude, and I’m determined to be healthy, happy, and well, a whole lot more awesome than I am.
By the way, I moved to an apartment on the second floor so I get to take the stairs all the time for an added bonus!!!!
How you tricked my body into thinking you two were friends again. Now, I realize that you and I must part ways for good. While I know I’ll have my weak days and want you, I must remain firm that you and I are better off as ships that pass in the night.
I will miss you and all the good foods I eat because of you, but my 2 day long headache and bloated stomach are great reminders why I should just stay away. Don’t cry and focus on all the good moments we shared with pizza, corn dogs, and pasta. I have to move on to better foods now and you have to move on to people with bodies that can digest you properly.
I’m a bit down today, I worked out a TON last week and only lost half a pound!!!! I think it’s muscle, but I didn’t have time to measure everything this morning so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow. I think I may have eaten too much when figuring in the workout so that could be a big part of it as well. I also didn’t have my big cheat Friday like I’ve been doing so that may be it (I worked out like crazy instead)
The goal this week is to keep working out, but stay within 1200-1500 kcal intake despite working out. I’m going to have my cheat day and see if that makes a difference.
So I’m only at 176 after 6 weeks (a little depressing), but it’s still a loss. I have to remember that I’m still working and it will work as long as I stay with it.
I need some support today because it’s a blow to the ego to think about all the work I’ve done to have no results.
I’ll measure myself tomorrow and post it here (fingers crossed) and I’m really working to keep the calories down with today’s rest. I’ve gotten back to my old workouts, but I’m resting today so I don’t overdo it. Tomorrow will be the day to hit it hard :) I’m going to try a HIIT workouts at the gym this week so we’ll see if that helps.
Also I’m going to weigh after a rest day to see if all the work I did this weekend just needed a day to work some magic on the body :)
Sorry I haven’t posted, but this is my busiest time of the semester. While students get to breathe easy after Finals, that’s when I go to work analyzing the surveys they took at the end of class (surprise someone does read them).
Still I found time to actually walk into the gym yesterday!!!! For the first time in forever I went to the gym, hit up the elliptical and recumbent bike, and even did some lifting with machines. I did a 45 or so minute workout and I could have done more, but my foot started to twinge a little. I am determined NOT to push to hard and injure myself so if the foot hurts, I stop for the day. My hope is, the more often I work, the longer I can go before that happens. As it is, my arms, legs, and abs are sore today (I did crunches and I even got up the courage to try the machine pictured below which I’ve never used before)
Granted I only did 2 sets of 4, but it’s still a victory in my book.
I also was below my total net calorie goal for the 4th day in a row so I’m happy. I’m noticing that I have some definition to my arms and legs from the other things I’ve been doing. Let’s hope that all this is yielding some kind of results and I’m not just killing myself for nothing.
At any rate, happy Wednesday and don’t be afraid to try something new today :)
… we had this discussion on my birthday (crazy enough), and we basically all agreed that it was ridiculous. but if my one friend says “but those fruit do have a lot of sugar…” one more time, I’m gonna punch him in the face.
Normally, I would weigh in today, but I decided not to. I know I’ve been terribly bloated with this month’s period, and apparently, the steroid Medrol I was given to help heal the strained ligament in my foot causes weight gain when you stop taking it…
So, this is a week of non-scale focus. I can say that the pants I put on this morning fit better than they have in the past :) I also have been working out more since my foot has stopped hurting. I am taking it a bit slow since I have no desire to go back into that boot EVER AGAIN…. Still, I’m keeping track of my food and I’m staying within goal.
So while this is a strange Monday with no weigh-in, I’m not too upset. I’ll celebrate next week when I weigh in and check my measurements. I hope to see some changes :)