After struggling for years with my weight, I decided that the best way to motivate myself was to share my journey with others. This means brutal honesty, folks, and you'll probably learn more about me than you ever needed to know. :D My story is not any different than all the other people out struggling with the same thing, but I'm going to show myself, and you, that this is possible. And I'm gonna document every moment to prove it.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14, 2012

So today was a pretty good day. I stayed roughly to the diet plan going over a little on breakfast and treating myself to a Mike's Hard Lemonade while hanging with my friend. But according to My Fitness Pal which is a fabulous resource recommended to me by my cousin Katrina ( It's where I get my calorie counter as well as weigh myself in to track my progress) , in order to lose a pound a week I can have 1830 calories a day. I'm sticking to my original goal of 1500 a day, but if I go slightly over, as long as I'm under this I won't feel too guilty. My awesome boyfriend cooked a calorie-counter friendly Pasta Primavera with pork for dinner and it was sinfully delicious. I'm so glad I have him, he's making this really easy.

Took advantage of the hot tub this weekend to soothe my aching muscles and took a day off from exercising. I don't want to do too much too fast. But tomorrow I'll make my way down to my apartment complex's fitness center and workout for an hour. Every other day seems like a good plan, except Sundays and Mondays which will fall right in a row.

I'm doing pretty good so far. I don't feel much different, except more tired, but I know that over time I will begin to notice changes in my health. Tomorrow I buy a scale and actually read the awful numbers that will be my jumping off point, as well as buy a pedometer. Bought a kitchen scale for more accuracy during cooking too!

Goodnight all!

Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber

Eggs - Scrambled (whole egg), 1.5 large 152 2g 11g 10g 322mg 256mg 2g 0g
Soyrizo - Soy Chorizo, 1.5 oz 68 5g 3g 5g 0mg 338mg 2g 2g
Mission - Yellow Corn Tortillas (Small), 2 tortilla 90 18g 1g 2g 0mg 10mg 2g 3g
Generic - Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions, 2 oz (approx 1/4 c) 63 7g 3g 3g 8mg 25mg 0g 2g
Milk - Nonfat (fat free or skim), 2 cup

172 24g 1g 17g 10mg 255mg 0g 0g

Foster Farms - Corn Dog, 2 Corn Dog 360 38g 18g 14g 50mg 1,080mg 12g 0g
Vlassic - Kosher Dill Whole Pickle, 1 pickle 0 2g 0g 0g 0mg 420mg 0g 0g
Cuties - Tangerines, 168 g (2 cuties) 80 17g 1g 1g 0mg 0mg 13g 4g
Coke Zero - Cherry, 12 oz 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 40mg 0g 0g


Buitoni - Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese, 2 tbs (5g) 40 0g 3g 4g 10mg 120mg 0g 0g
Kraft Low Calorie - Dressing Balsamic Vinagrette, 2 Tbsp 50 4g 4g 0g 0mg 380mg 4g 0g
Milk - Nonfat (fat free or skim), 0.25 cup 21 3g 0g 2g 1mg 32mg 0g 0g
Romaine Lettuce - Romaine Lettuce - 2 Cups, 1 cups 15 3g 0g 1g 0mg 5mg 0g 1g
Generic - Roma Tomato Slices, 1 oz= slices 5 1g 0g 0g 0mg 1mg 0g 0g
Onions - Raw, 1 slice, large (1/4" thick) 16 4g 0g 0g 0mg 1mg 2g 1g
Peas - Green, frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt, 0.5 cup 62 11g 0g 4g 0mg 58mg 4g 4g
Pasta - Angel Hair Pasta, 1 cup 210 41g 1g 7g 0mg 0mg 2g 2g
Pork - Fresh, loin, whole, cooked, roasted, 0.9 oz 63 0g 4g 7g 21mg 15mg 0g 0g


Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. - All Flavors (Approximately), 11.2 oz 220 33g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 32g 0g
TOTAL: 1,687 213g 50g 77g 422mg 3,036mg 75g 19g


  1. I see the soy products mentioned under breakfast. Do you like those? I haven't had much experience with them myself so I figured I'd ask.

  2. Meh. It's a hit and miss. Soyrizo, however? DELICIOUS. Normal chorizo doesn't have much of a texture to be missed, which I find is the biggest problem with soy meat replacement products. It's the spices that make chorizo and all of those flavors are abundantly found in the soy alternative.