Saturday, January 31, 2009

Diet Tracking System


I have been weighing my self every morning for the past two weeks, and keeping a strict diet of:
1. Eating 2 Meals a Day
2. Eating only Breakfast and Lunch
3. Not Eating Dinner
4. Not Eating after Lunch (all night)

This is how my weight has fluctuated this month:
December 29th - 260lbs
December 30th - 266lbs
December 31st - 266lbs
January 1st - 270lbs
January 2nd - 269lbs
January 3rd - 265lbs
January 4th - 265lbs
January 5th - 265lbs
January 6th - 265lbs
January 13th - 261lbs
January 15th - 259lbs
January 16th - 257lbs
January 17th - 258lbs
January 20th - 263lbs
January 25th - 260lbs
January 26th - 260lbs
January 29th - 256lbs

Trying to loose it!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Exercise TV - Workout Videos

Hey Guys,

Found some great work out videos on Exercise TV, I did a few different work out videos today to try and focus on my cardio and abs, since I work my arms and chest during the week, try and do abs and cardio on the weekend, and should really do it EVERY Day!

Abs and Cardio are the only type of work out you can do DAILY, with out risking injury to your back, arms, or legs.

Try these work out videos:
Cardio Core
Big Day Bootcamp
Incredible Abs
Sexy Beach Abs


Monday, January 12, 2009

Spark People has Free Work Out Videos!

Check it out I just did a jump rope work out on there, pretty good!

and I was looking at there site and I read a few very interesting articles.

What do you guys think??

Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones

Selenium, Vitamins E and C Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer

Health Tip: Tempering Your Temper

Mental Barriers Block Obese Women From Exercise

pretty interesting stuff, you guys should check it out!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Some Great Health Tips for 09'!

Here are five great health tips for a great start to a happy and healthy new year:

You ARE what YOU eat!
"In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired."
What you eat is your only source of energy, so what you eat is what you are. If you eat like SHIT you will feel like SHIT. If you don't exercise you WILL be tired, so never say your TOO TIRED to exercise because your only tired because you DID NOT exercise :) So here are some tips to the right direction for 2009! It's never too late to live a healthy and happy life =)

  • First tip, STOP SMOKING(if you smoke)!
    -Why? Its so 1980's and it screws up your whole body chemistry, and smoking also KILLS your taste buds, which is why you are eating shit and think its ok! And a MILLION other reasons that I hope by now most of you are aware of!
  • Second, DON'T DRINK a lot!
    -When I say a lot I mean you can drink maybe a drink or two a weekend if you must. When kids go away to college they get the freshman fifteen why? because beer and alchohal makes you FAT!
    -But really why? It's because it raises your level of hydrocloric acid in your stomach, and RUINS your WHOLE digestive process! And if you want cancer then drink away, some alchohals STILL conatain urethane, a CANCER-CAUSING chemical! And just one more lil thing to add, it RAISES your blood-sugar levels who wants all that shit!?

    -In conclusion to drinking, You can drink in MODERATION, but please if your going to drink try some ORGANIC RED WINE! :) It's not that bad! TRY: RED TRUCK ORGANIC RED WINE, its good..
  • Third, PLEASE PLEASE don't drink SODA(EWW!!) ITS GARBAGE! you may as well just go drink from a sewer if your gunna put soda in your body. All soda contains phosphorous which actually increase calcium loss from your body. It puts shit in your body and takes out what you need. Loss of calcium leads to bone loss, which may lead to ostioperosis.
    OK, so you drink diet soda? Nice, thats great! NOT!!!! ACtually your making yourself FATTER by drinking diet soda by almost 10% compared to REGULAR soda(read in the book, eat this and live!) It's worse in other ways too, it contains Aspartame, which causes arthritis, birth defects, Alzheimers, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis, AND diabetes. So drink away, REAL smart!! If that doesn't stop you from atleast drinking diet sodas for a start, then maybe this will(or maybe your just that stupid?idkk):
    WELL, when methyl alchohal, an ingredient in aspartame eneters your body it turns into formaldehyde, which is a TOXIC AND CARCINOGENIC(CANCER-CAUSING). Scientists use formaldehyde as a disinfectent or preservative. AND YOUR DRINKING THAT SHIT!! so stop :)

    JUST one more, When Aspartame is drankin with carbs, it makes your brain slow down its production of serotonin. A healthy level of serotonin is needed to be happy and well balanced. So not only does diet soda affect your insides, but your personality and attitude as well.
  • Forth, EAT CARBS!! DONT GO ON A NO CARB DIET!! you NEED them to be healthy and happy! Isn't that the goal in life? So yes you can eat carbs and be healthy and skinnny! Carbs are compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, pretty important living tools huh? yeh thought so! THEY ARE VITAL FOR PROVIDING OUR BODY ENERGY AND BRAINS!!
    -Here's how to eat the RIGHT carbs! Not ALL CARBS ARE GOOD MOST DO SUCK!! There are 2 kinds, simple and complex carbs. SIMPLE CARBS SUCK AND ARE BAD FOR YOU! They contain sugar and tend to leave us feeling hungry! Complex carbs are the way to go! They have starch and fiber which release gradually and slowly in our bodys, providing a steady source of of energy! Then we feel FULL!
    SIMPLE CARBS(STAY AWAY): white flour, white pasta, white rice, white bread, white sugar, ect.
    COMPLEX CARBS(EAT AWAY):natural grains, brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, ect.
  • SUGAR IS LIKE CRACK! MODERATION! your being fooled ;)
    -Food manufactorers add sugar to their products so you keep coming back for more. Dont fall for it! Sugar starts off ok from a sugar cane plant. Then it's wrecked like most good foods are these days. The enzymes, fiber, vitamins, and minerals are all taken out of sugar during the refining process. No nutritional value AT ALL!(kind of like white bread)
    -So heres all the fabulous things sugar does to your body, hypoglycemia, yeast overgrowth, a weakend immune system, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, enlargment of the liver, and much more! you want all that shit??? sugar it up!!
    -But sugar is so good! And so many good foods will taste so bad without sugar right!? I NO!! but hey, you can STILL HAVE sugar! Just get the good kinds, you know the ones that dont kill you slowly! Like, Agave Nectar, or Stevia!
JUST REMEMBER, THERES ALWAYS A HEALTHY SOLUTION! You don't have to give up much, just be healthier. Don't do this to be skinny, or to look good. Do it to FEEL good, to be HAPPY, and to LIVE longer :)

Most of this information I read from2 books: Skinny Bitch( VERY INFORMATIONAL) & Eat this and Live(another great book)!

I'm not saying never have regular sugar, or never to have a soda again! Im saying dont make it a habbit DONT get addicted, and just TRY to have less then you do now! Moderation =)

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease. ~V.L. Allineare

Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!! New Organic Diet and Yoga Workout

Hey All,

Happy New Year, just wanted to give you guys some big news!! We got a new author joining the Get in Shape Tips community, she is a well experienced health expert, and a nutritionist first and foremost. She is now my personal trainer and nutritionist, and is planning to help me accomplish my weight loss goals in 2009!

To summarize 2008, I actually started this blog in 2008 calling it Get in Shape 2008, and my goal was to reach 250 lbs. Well in mid-May I actually accomplished this goal and was around 245 lbs, from 280lbs in January. Although I stopped working out and eating right, and gained most of it all back, to my current weight of 270 lbs.

So this year my goal is to loose even more weight, to get down to 200 or 210 lbs, is my goal for the year, and then maintaining a diet that allows me to stay at around 210 lbs. Hopefully with my assistance and co-author we will be able to achieve these goals in 2009.

To start off we have started doing Yoga every day (past 3 days at least). Also we are going on an ALL ORGANIC diet, because my co-author read the books Eat This and Live by Don Colbert MD as well as Skinny Bitch and she got tons of information on eating healthy, and how In-Organic food causes all types of diseases and cancer, because all food uses pesticides to keep bugs off of it; like coffee, wine, fruits, vegetables, and milk products.

So yesterday we hit up Trader Joes (all organic grocery store) and bought the following items:
  • Organic Sprouted Wheat Pasta
  • Shrimp Med. Cooked BLK
  • Bananas
  • Organic Blueberry Preserves
  • Chocolate Dark Covered Blueberries
  • Milk Organic Fat Free
  • Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 100% Blueberry Juice
  • Organic Baked Beans
  • Raw Almonds
  • Frozen Berry Medley
  • Frozen Soy Chocolate Ice cream
  • Organic Soy Cutash
  • Volpi Chianti Salami
  • Raw Sunflower
  • Premium Salmon Patty - 80 calories each for 18 g of protien
  • Earth Balance Non Hydro Margarine
  • Yogurt TJ Greek Style Blueberry
  • Butter Peanut Organic Crunchy
  • Organic Shreadded Mozzarella
  • Organic Brown Rice
  • Organic Lentil Soup
  • TJ's Mini Shredded Wheat
  • TJ ORganic Fat / Salt Free Marinara
  • Sweet Potato Spears
  • Centry Choice Steel Cut Oatmeal - Steal Cut is the only good one!
  • Eggs Brown Extra Large Dozen Organic
Altogether that was only $106!! I thought it was going to be $150 atleast!!

So we also got a smoothy maker, and we had that with the whey protein and blue berries for breakfast, and that is what we are planning to have regularly.

We will post more as we learn more!