My name is Christina and this is the beginning of me trying to lose some weight.



HW: 265 LW: 210 CW: 250 GW:160ish

So, I thought that my bike was going to be the saving grace of my workout, I was sadly mistaken. I think I made it a whole eight blocks (round trip) today and wanted to die. This has really opened my eyes to just how big I actually am. I am trying to think of a new plan of attack that steers clear of that demon bike all together.

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

20 Quick and Healthy Snack Ideas

#1 Cored sliced apples with peanut butter, oats, nuts, and chocolate chips

#2 Tofu spinach dip with raw veggies

#3 Low-fat cottage cheese with fruit spread and unsalted pretzels

#4 Tortilla chips and chunky salsa

#5 Raw veggies and ranch dip

#6 Chocolate pudding (Kozy Shack is my fav) and a banana (for dipping)

#7 Unsalted peanuts and raisins

#8 Graham crackers with light cream cheese and sliced red grapes

#9 Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)

#10 Half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread

#11 Small salad with light dressing

#12 Half of a tuna melt on whole wheat English muffin with cheddar cheese

#13 Homemade trail mix with Puffins cereal, nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips

#14 Small bowl of bran flakes with 1% milk and blackberries

#15 One cup of Greek yogurt with sliced mango and a sprinkle of Grape Nuts

#16 Smoothie – mango with mango Greek yogurt and a splash of orange juice

#17 Two hard boiled eggs with Kashi crackers (salt and pepper and some hot sauce)

#18 Cheesestick and 1 cup of red grapes

#19 (Leftovers) Small veggie quesadilla with black beans, sweet potato, scallions, cheese, and (scrambled eggs – optional)

#20 Pineapple cilantro popsicles

Now this is something that I can do.

Now this is something that I can do.

motivatedtoworkout:

Picture: Frank McgrathQuote: Arnold Schwarzenegger 

Yeah, it’s definitely the pain that makes me stop. I know that I need to push myself a little bit while lifting weights, doing push ups, etc. but I really don’t like the way it feels.

motivatedtoworkout:

Picture: Frank Mcgrath
Quote: Arnold Schwarzenegger 

Yeah, it’s definitely the pain that makes me stop. I know that I need to push myself a little bit while lifting weights, doing push ups, etc. but I really don’t like the way it feels.

gonna-bethin:

Never QUIT!

After reading this, close your eyes and feel the goose bumps take over your body.

gonna-bethin:

Never QUIT!

After reading this, close your eyes and feel the goose bumps take over your body.

The Search for Motivation

For a couple weeks now I’ve been searching for something to motivate me to actually stick with a work out regimen once I set one…and I think that I have found one that might actually work. Flying. The last/only time that I was on a plane I had to ask the flight attendant for a seat belt extender and it was a tiny bit humiliating because everyone in my immediate area stared at me while I had to use the extra foot of fabric to hold myself in my seat. I’ve never felt ashamed of my size more than I did at that moment. In a few months I’m going to be flying once again to see a friend in Mississippi and I don’t want to face the humiliation that surrounds seat belt extensions again.

I don’t know how much weight/inches I will have to lose to be able to fit inside of a regulation airplane seat belt when it’s closed, but I will definitely be Googling my ass off until I find the answers.

Wish me luck. 

This is motivating. :)

This is motivating. :)

I need to find someone that will hold me accountable for my weight loss ambitions. I think that’s my problem, the only one that I have to answer to is myself…and to be honest I think that I would work out harder if I actually hated how I look. I don’t. I’m happy and I’m fat. I think that’s why I always give up a week into a workout regimen. 

Every time I close the window shades my front room to start my workout I feel like I’m doing something shady. I imagine people walking by and thinking that I’m about to watch porn or something.