Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgiving Update

I don't have time this week to make a video and since it's almost December I'm on a deadline on making a "Thanksgiving update" post. So here it is.

Debbie's Green Beans!
This Thanksgiving was very different. My hubby, Mother in Law and I drove back to Florida where my amazing family is for Thanksgiving as usual but what was different was the fact that this was the first year that my plate was not piled up and I didn't have seconds NOR did I snack around the kitchen for the rest of the day. My contribution was some healthy delicious green beans (as seen on left). And in all the madness we forgot the rolls which is a blessing in disguise because I can't seem to control my bread intake some times. lol 

My mini Me/ Beautiful niece and me.
I did have some Pecan pie with ice cream (I am still human) Then we had fun, played games and talked all night.
My favorite part (well.. one of many) is when some people saw me they were saying "Hey Skinny Minny" and "look at you!! You're disappearing!" And while I know (and they obviously know) I'm not a "skinny minny" by definition ..of the fake word... BUT I am much smaller than I once was. Down 55 pounds and going for more!


My Almost Rainbow Juice

Just a quick video about my morning juice this week

Monday, April 2, 2012

I did it!

Well folks! I Did it. I registered to run in a obstacle filled  5k  run. The "Beach Dash" in October. 
I'm VERY Excited about it.
I found this link that has a first hand look of what the run is like. Click here if you want to check it out.
I restarted the Couch 2 5k program. I was attempting to do it after work but I have so much stuff going on right now, I'm going to have to suck it up and do it in the morning. I'm a morning person, but lately I've been going to sleep so late that its hard to open my eyes at 6! But no time for excuses! 

I'm a coach for a drama at my church. Sunday we were recording the drama I was filling in for one on the girls. When we played it back, I was looking at myself. Now, I'm not the one that HATES to be in pictures and videos. I will admit. I am 100% a ham! (No pun intended) when it comes to cameras. 
Within the last year however I would start noticing how big I really am when I saw full body shots of me. I didn't like it but I didn't complain. Any who. As we played back the recording on Sunday, I noticed a BIG difference. I have a waist and i shows! My hubby was telling me the other day that that's were he is noticing it the most. My waist. Woot Woot!! It's working. 
 On a side note, I went to an 80's party. Check it out.  Pretty Rad huh? Oh sorry. Back to me getting skinny. 

Lately, when I feel a craving or discouraged, I've been looking on pintrest under the "fitness" section. Very inspirational . Look for yourself!
   All in all, progress is slow but I feel my INSIDE changing fast. 
  Talk to you soon! 

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Facebook Page

Just a quick note that I have a FB Page for quick updates and pictures.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I ran what?!

You'll never believe what I did yesterday. Wait... I can't even believe what I did yesterday.
 Tuesday nights I have 2 friends come over and we do Zumba for the Wii. It's a good work out. We'll there we were shaking our tail feathers when one of the girls Wii Mote died. I had no extra batteries. We were kind of bummed. So me and my friend start hinting saying "Well.. maybe we can go to the gym" So what happened? We ended up at the gym. So two of us are on the treadmill and the other on the bike. The one in the bike decided it was getting late so she headed home. So my friend and I stayed on the treadmills. She 's doing a 5k this weekend and is training. I am not. lol but I ran a little with her. Before I knew it, I was almost at a mile! My friend finished and came over a rooted me on. I RAN A MILE IN 19 MINUTES! To a fit skinny girl that's horrible. But for a horizontally gifted girl like me! I was pretty proud of myself! So we went back to my apartment. We're sitting there talking and it got quiet. I pipped up and said "..I kinda want to go run some more" and she said "ME TOO!!!!" So we went. BACK to the gym. Who am I?! We ran another mile and I did it in 16 minutes!! That does look dramatic enough let me try that again..
I'm so proud of myself!
Okay... so there is a "Beach Dash" in October. It's a 5k (3.1 miles) run with obstacles. I have always wanted to run through an obstacle course. I haven't officially said that I'm going to do it. (my mind wont allow me) I'm scared that I wont be able to do it. But I'm going to run more and see if I can do 3 miles total. We'll see.
     But I know one thing for sure..  I'm sooo ready for my skinny "AFTER"  picture.

 Debbie OUT!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

No cake?!

Just a Quickie today.
Today is my boss's birthday. She's an amazing person so I couldn't just get her a regular cake. I got her favorite cake ever! A 3 layered coconut creme cake. I ordered it, picked it up, and served it. It smelled AMAZING! And everyone is standing around eating the cake, describing how good it is, telling me about the texture. (glad they liked it) lol. They were even trying to get me to cave. But cave I did NOT! See picture below.
I'm proud. Honestly. It's getting really really easy to say no to sugar.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Its the small things in life..

Lost another pound! I'm at 271 now. Woo hoo!
So today is Sunday, and the Pastor at my church named it "Celebration Sunday" meaning if you did give something up for 40 days, you can have it today only. Don't go crazy , and only if you feel like you can go back to giving it up on Monday. So I thought a lot about it and I decided to get a small sundae from sonic. It was just ice cream, hot fudge and nuts but I tell you what. When I put that first spoonful in my mouth, after no sugar for 13 days, I felt like I was eating the richest most delicious dessert in all the land! Best $2 spent!
I also made my self little goals. Like if workout everyday, I get something at the end of the week. Nothing big but, things I want. Like a trip to the beach, or going to pick strawberries. This week I was successful and got my reward today. A brand new cup!! I drink water allll the time. I love it! And I just got a new nice purse so I don't want any chance of leakage or spills in it. So my hubby bought me a "camelback cup" it's has a double wall so no condensation problems and you have to bite it a little to get the water to come out so no chance of spills. I know I'm a bit weird to be so excited about a cup but I'm usually so cheap so for me to own a nice $20 cup is a big deal. Here is a picture :)
K back to no sugar tomorrow.
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Back to work tomorrow.
Debbie out!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Short but VERY Sweet

Okay. So I'm still going strong 10 days no Bad sugars. But I've been wanting SOMETHING sweet. So I went to Jamba Juice. I looked at their menu and I just wasn't feeling like Orange or the regular smoothies. And then there is was.. on the right side of the menu. It said. "Chunky Strawberry Topper" 
It has Strawberries, Bananas, Nonfat Plain Yogurt (Contains Milk), Soymilk (Contains Soy), Fresh Bananas, Organic Pumpkin Flax Seed Granola (Contains Soy & Wheat), Peanut Butter (Contains Peanuts)
It was amazing!!! I think if that is in my life, I could live without Ice cream. Now, I did have to sacrifice some calories. 520 to be exact. But I think I might make this an every Friday treat. Who knows. 
For dinner I had the spirit of Martha Stewart come over me and I made a Braided Spaghetti stuffed bread. From scratch..ish. But it turned out good. Hubby loved it! 
  I hope you all out there have a great weekend!!
   Debbie OUT! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I feel like a new (still chubby) me!

Weighed myself this morning, wet hair and all. ( I say that because if my hair is wet and I haven't lost any weight I can blame it on the POUNDS of water in my hair still.) Any who!. I lost 2 pounds!!!! I'm now at 272. Exciting. I gave up bad sugars last week. Started off as a lent idea,and I'm VERY impressed with myself. 9 days going strong. Now, you have to really know me to understand how HUGE this is! I'm the type of person that HAS to have something sugary after I eat. So breaking that habit started off REALLY hard but I'm getting better and better. I work at a church office and yesterday the who staff went out to lunch at this fancy place. the food was DELISH! Perfect Portions. Then all of a sudden... the question comes out.. "would you folks like some dessert?" AHHH!!!!! YESS!! I DO!!! But I can't. So everyone around me eating cheesecake, and creme brulee, and bread pudding and  Chocolate cake. Me? I just sit there. Just sippin' on my nice cold water.
But you know what? I felt good afterwards. I'm proud of myself.
   Now the weird part happened after work. I get home at about 5:10. I call my hubby thats on his way home too and ask "what time are we leaving to go to church" he responds "5:45" So I have 30 mins. Normally I would've sat my butt on that couch and watched some tv while eating something unhealthy and random. But noooooooooo. What did this new Debbie do? Without skipping a beat, I put my gym clothes on, went to the gym(in the apartment complex), worked out on the elliptical for 15 minutes (which normally I can barley do 5 mins) then come back home take a shower and I'm ready to go by 4:45. INSANE!!! I couldn't believe what I just did!
   I really feel like a changed woman. During work, if I start craving bad foods and sugar I've been going to pintrest and looking at "fitness stuff" and I get so inspired that the cookie I'm craving becomes not even worth it. I really think this is it! I'm going to get skinny Finally!!!
Me at the gym yesterday!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The First blog. dun dun duuuunnnn

I really didn't want to start my first blog with "Hello" That being said. Hello!!! 
My name is Debbie. I'm going to be skinny soon so I thought I'd document things they way they are while I'm still fat. (I'm a positive thing aint I?) I'm 25, newlywed. have a great family, husband, job and life. I'm a photographer and love what I do! I've been overweight my whole life. I don't have a sob story of being picked on when I was a kid. Fortunately I've been blessed with a great life. Never really had low self esteem. My whole life I've gone through the two fat girl stages.
 "I'm fat. I want to wear normal cute clothes, I need to lose weight!" 
"Torrid and Lane Bryant?! YES! Fat Girls Rock!"
So I go back and forth. But at this point in my life, I'm SO ready to be skinny. 
My highest weight was 310 and I knew that at point it was too much! 
So I joined weight watchers. lost 10 pounds. Its a GREAT program but I need more discipline. I don't see myself calculating points for the rest of my life. I need to change my life style. I have a good before and after..err..of maybe before and during picture. 
 Okay so lets get down to the business of me telling you strangers (very nice people) but strangers my weight info.   (This is me on my wedding day 8 months ago) 

I'm 5'6, currently weigh 274, according to my BMI  I'm like Totally Obese. 
I'm fortunate to have a good shape.  (Don't be fooled.I'm Puerto Rican. But I look like a white girl.) but I have the hips and curves which I don't mind. I would just like for them to be smaller. I'd like to get too 199 thats my first big goal. Then I'll see where I want to go from there. 

I'm currently on and counting calories. I'm at 1300 calories a day and for the most part I do pretty good at staying in that. 
Yesterday I started the couch to 5k program. I was told my a doctor once that I shouldn't run at this weight because of the impact that gets slammed on my knees and I felt it yesterday, but I feel so good when I run! My goal one day is to run a half marathon at Disney world. (I LOVE DISNEY!) So we'll see how that goes. 
  That's all I have for now. Leave me a comment if you've read this. We can be Blogger Buddies. BB's!