Tag Archives: weightloss

January 2017 Calendar

I made this using the watercolor I did for my #AbandonTheBandwagon challenge with @fitgirlsguide. I hope you find it useful!

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Be a Flamingo Calendar

Cute Mermaid in Oyster Tracker

It’s been way too long since I created a new tracker, so when I saw this vintage mermaid sleeping in an oyster, I had to make this! I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

MermaidPearlTracker

Mermaid in Oyster

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I’m Ba-aaaack!

I have taken a very extended break from working out, and it shows!

I also have been doing a poor job of keeping up with this blog, since I started this post a month ago! Good news is, I successfully completed the October 25th challenge as far as workouts go. Didn’t miss a single one!

I am thrilled to be showing some progress, even without following the plan perfectly. I didn’t lose any weight, in fact, I gained a pound. This is why it’s so important to measure and use photographs to track progress!

Results!

Results!

 

 

 

July Calendar & Blank Poodle Calendar

Hi everyone! A little bit late, but here’s a July calendar!

JulyCalendar

July Calendar

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Blank Poodle Calendar

Blank Poodle Calendar

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Poodle Calendar for June 2015

Finally got around to making a calendar for June! It makes my OCD extra happy that the challenge with Fit Girl’s Guide starts on June 1st!

#poodle #poodle #poodle

#poodle #poodle #poodle

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#Poodle #Poodle #Poodle Trackers

Hi fitfam! I figured it was about time for a new tracker, so I poodled this together!

PoodleTracker

Poodle Tracker

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Guess I got carried away, had to make another one!

Poodle Progress

Poodle Progress

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Coping with Emotional Eating/Binging

If only it were that easy!

If only it were that easy!

I must be the only person I know that is capable of eating “healthy” and staying heavy! I’m not saying I never stray from a clean diet, but I find myself binge eating things like Greek yogurt and oatmeal. The worst thing to me about emotional eating is that I am aware of it. I know when I’m eating something when I’m not really hungry, but when I’m stressed it’s like I just don’t care. In fact, it’s not “like” that, it is that, I do not care.

I used to spend a lot of time beating myself up afterwards, when I start caring again. Now I am spending a lot of energy on positive thinking and self-forgiveness. Being mean to myself is not going to undo those calories I ate, but it might make me feel crappier and be more likely to eat more later.

Forgive yourself!

Forgive yourself!

This is something I really struggle with and so far haven’t found a solution for. At least I’m being nicer to myself. I feel like that will benefit me in the end. I’m curious, what do you do to keep from binging if you are an emotional eater? Comment below.

Tracker for the honorary fit “girls”

I know that some of you have your men joining in on the fit girl fun. Being a single person, it didn’t even occur to me to make a non-girly tracker. @fitgirl.tang requested this one for her man to use. Enjoy!

Unisex Tracker

Unisex Tracker

Unisex Tracker PDF

Cruise Countdown

Almost time for my cruise! I am super excited, although a little disappointed in myself as far as sticking to a diet is concerned. We booked the cruise in August, so I have had more than enough time to lose the weight I wanted to. Instead, I gained a ton of weight in December due to stress/anxiety and a whole lot of not giving a f@!k. By the time January rolled around I knew it would be difficult to lose 30 pounds by March.

January was a huge success, I stuck to the diet, felt positive and generally awesome. I lost 10lbs and seemed on track. Then I got sick, which interfered with my workout routine for about a week. I went to visit my sister in Nebraska where I got back on track with my workouts, but as I know all to well you can’t erase a bad diet with any amount of working out! I gained back 5lbs and seemed to have also gained an extreme craving for sugar!

Another thing making this difficult is the fact that I have no routine. The sis is here in town and since I’m not working my schedule has been dictated by family events and quality time with my niece and sister. Of course there have been some tiffs as well where words are said that hurt like only a family member is able to. Basically, I’m stressed out and want to eat the world!

It’s funny how motivation waxes and wanes. I feel on top of the world, like nothing can stop me, but when that fades it turns to not caring about anything. The whole, “I’m fat already why not eat some more cheese?” logic. I cannot wait to regain the motivation that I need to be successful.

I’m really looking forward to this trip so that I can relax (in my one-piece) and when I return home I will finally be free to establish a schedule. I also will be coming home to the reality of having to find a job. Not the hugest fan of reality lately!

What do you do to rekindle your motivation? Leave me a comment!

 

1st Round Progress!

I’m a little late in posting this but I wanted to share my progress from my first round with the Fit Girl’s Guide! I’ve lost about 9 pounds so far. I couldn’t really tell the difference yet from the front or side views but I am definitely losing my back fat! (Thank GOD!) I really have to thank all of the girls on Instagram for the awesome support that they provide!