Monday, April 9, 2012

My Scale is Evil!!

So I stepped on my scale this morning for my normal Monday morning weigh in to see if I lost some weight. Last week I was 218. Today I stepped on this scale and what does it say.... 225lbs a GAIN of 7 POUNDS!!!

There is no way in the world I gained 7 pounds. None watsoever. I have been doing the same thing everyday for weeks. The only difference was I had pizza hut and soda over the weekend but that does not constitute a 7 pound weight gain. So I decided to test my scale.  I have 2 5lbs weights which together total 10pds. I put these on my scale and it said it weighs 15.2 lbs. How does 10pd weights weigh 15 pounds.

Based on this I have come to the conclusion that my scale is wrong. Which sucks cause I just bought it like a month or two. I checked some reviews and a majority of them said it was inaccurate. I guess now I have to go out and buy a new scale.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

RFSC Week 1 Check In/ Week 2 Goals

Little on the late side posting this but here we go
Week 1 Goals Review
  • Lose 2 pounds - I lost 4 pound. Still cant believe it. Probably a one time thing
  • Log 150 minutes- Nowhere near this
  • Drink 64oz of water - DONE!
  • Log 1200 calories - Didnt really keep track of my calories that much during the week

Week 2 Goals
  • Focus on portion sizes
  • Cut off TV/Computer @11PM
  • Blog at least twice
  • Do Jillian Micheals DVD 3x this week

Monday, March 26, 2012

RFSC Week #1 Goals

Welcome to Week One of the Ready for Summer Challenge!

To start the challenge off, we want to encourage everyone to break your larger challenge goals down into bite-sized goals each week.

Weight: Lose 2 pounds
Exercise: Since Im starting out Im not gonna go start for the 250 minutes. Gonna build my way up to it. This week I will log 150 minutes
Nutrition: Drink 64 oz of water and no soda. Log 1200 calories

Week One's Mini Challenge is to try a new vegetable, fruit, or other healthy dish of your choice, that you've never had before.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ready for Summer Challenge

There is a new challenge that is about to start called the "Ready for Summer Challenge". I was doing the Summer Chick Challenge but I fell off towards the end. Took a lil break from the weight loss thing. I realized I wasnt as focused on it like I used to be. There was just to much other stuff I was focusing on. Also I noticed that I hardly blogged about anything. I guess I figured if there was nothing weight related going on then there was no point in posting.

But now my head is in the right place. Im not just going to use this blog for my weight loss efforts but also about what is going on in my day to day life. But to the subject at hand. The Ready for Summer Challenge runs from March 26th - June 3rd. This is perfect for me cause I have a whole lot of stuff coming up in the summer that I want to look for. These are my goals:

-Weight Loss: By the end of this challenge I would like to lose 10% of my body weight. I will do the official measurements on Monday and calculate what the 10% will be.

-NSV(Non-Scale Victory): I would like to drop one or two dress/pants sizes. I currently wear a size 18/20 jeans. At the end of this challenge I would like to get down to a 14/16. I also want to cut down on my TV watching and read 5 new books

-Exercise: This will be the challenge for me. I would like to log at 250 minutes (4 hours) of exercise a week. Also by the end of this challenge I would like to be able to run a full mile without stopping

-Nutrition: This is a toughy cause I do have alot of bad habits as far as food goes. I would like to cut back on my soda and fast food intake. Also investigate this clean eating thing. I will also write down everything I eat and stay within 1300-1500 calories.

Look forward to this challenge and hope that it will allow me to have an awesome summer =D

*Updated 03/26/2012*

Sunday, March 4, 2012

SCC Week 9 Review & Week 10 Goals

So how was my week? My week was ...blah. I focused on everything else but exercising. Really need to kick the laziness bug that resides in me.

Week 9 Goals:
-Focus on serving sizes- I did pay closer attention to how much I was eating. Some item I end up eating more servings than I thought so I definitely need to cut back on that
-Continue with no soda- Another week of no soda. Im really proud of myself for sticking with this
-Go to the gym 2x this week- Its been a rainy couple of days here so that has not put me in the mood to go to the gym
-Blog at least 2x this week- Well if you count this post this mission accomplished
-Workout for a total of 150 minutes this week- Not even remotely close to this

Week 9 Mini Challenge: Up your exercise minutes- Im trying for 150 minutes this week. That is a big increase for me- FAIL

Week 10 Goals
-No junk food (especially white cheddar popcorn)
-Stop eating after 10pm/Before bed
-No fast food
-Do a weekend workout
-Find one positive/motivational quote a day

Here's to a brand new week and hoping we all achieve our goals!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tonights Workout

The workout of the night was:

I swear Jillian be trying to kill somebody. Got me doing all these squats with weights and stuff. The funny thing is I had just started it and before I knew it the 30 minutes was over. That was a first! Normally Im watching the clock waiting for it to be over. I hope I aint sore in the morning.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

SCC Week 9 Goals

Im looking forward to getting back into focusing on my goals for the week. Ready to really dedicate myself to my weight loss goals. My goals for Week 9 are the following:

-Focus on serving sizes
-Continue with no soda
-Go to the gym 2x this week
-Blog at least 2x this week
-Workout for a total of 150 minutes this week

Week 9 Mini Challenge: Up your exercise minutes- Im trying for 150 minutes this week. That is a big increase for me

I'm Still Here!


I kinda been MIA for pretty much all of February. That was not suppose to had happen but I guess it just slipped my mind to update my blog. But that is in the past and Im looking to the future.

So since we are in lent I have decided to give up:
-20 pounds

The soda thing was easy for me throughout the work week but then the weekend comes around. I always have a soda on the weekend and my cravings hit big time. I found myself needing a sorta of sweet substitute for my soda so now I have been drinking sweet tea.

I went to the gym for the first time since last year. I only did 30 minutes on the treadmill but it felt really good to be doing something active. I do plan on going back, maybe staying for a hour next time.

While Im doing the Spring Chick Challenge, I have also decided to take on another challenge that I am doing for myself (I got the idea from somebody elses blog). I am doing a 100 days to Memorial Day challenge, which to some people is the unofficial start to summer. I have alot of stuff planned for this summer so looking good is essential. Im tired of spending summer after summer not being able to find anything cute to wear like all my friends. I always picture myself being in a two piece of the beach so I plan on making that dream a reality this year. I started this challenge on February 18th so right now Im on Day 9 of 100.

This is a long post obviously since Ive been gone for so long. Im glad to be back and I hope that I will be blogging a lil more regularly.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring Chick Update Week 5

Five weeks into the challenge and where do I stand? The same place I did on Week #1

Best moment? Fighting my daily urges to go get soda. I normally cave in and do it but not this time
Not so great moment? I ate an entire bag of Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn in one setting? It was bad but tasted so good
Any funny stories? Nope
Are you were you hoped you would be in this journey? Honestly no Im not. I expected to be 10 pounds lighter right now. I think I have the food part down. Its just the exercise part I need to focus more on
Would you like a buddy for the last 6 weeks of the challenge? Sure a buddy couldnt hurt!
Anybody wanna chat online sometime? Im always online so thats cool

Week 5 Goals Review
  • Gym: Wednesday and Thursday-FAIL
  • Eat out one meal for the week: Choice between Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner- I ate out Monday and Tuesday for Dinner and Breakfast and then after that I didnt eat out so That is a PASS to me
  • Take my vitamins every day including the weekends PASS
  • Drink 64+ ounces of water a day PASS
  • Try a new recipe: I always eat the same stuff prepared the same way so this will be good for. If anyone has any good recipes, please post a link in the comments- I couldnt find a good enough recipe
MINI CHALLENGE--- Caffeine free....The week I come back this has to be the challenge. This is gonna be a toughie but I will give it a shot- I kicked this goals ASS this week. I was extremely proud cause Im a soda junkie 

Week 6 Goals
Post my meals for the week on my blog
Blog more often
Work a full 8 hours at work

MINI CHALLENGE: All water all week..Done and Done :-)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SCC Week 4 Check In, Week 5 Goals

Week 4

Week 4 I didn't have any goals. I was pretty much a break for me to get my thoughts together

Week 5

  • Gym: Wednesday and Thursday
  • Eat out one meal for the week: Choice between Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner
  • Take my vitamins every day including the weekends
  • Drink 64+ ounces of water a day
  • Try a new recipe: I always eat the same stuff prepared the same way so this will be good for. If anyone has any good recipes, please post a link in the comments
MINI CHALLENGE--- Caffeine free....The week I come back this has to be the challenge. This is gonna be a toughie but I will give it a shot

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Monday, January 30, 2012


Hello Party People!!

I'm back on my blogging tip. I took a week off to get my head straight. To many things going on inside their that I wasn't really committed to my healthy lifestyle change. I was being real lazy and not caring about what I was eating and didn't feel like exercising at all. I'm a full in week into my 30s and I  just realized that I wasn't doing anything I was suppose to be doing this year. I was doing nothing to work towards my goals. I was definitely not on the path of finding my happy.

Now I have my head on straight. I'm ready to get this weight off. I don't want Spring/Summer to come around and I'm not able to find anything to cute to wear.

So fasten your seat belts. Ready for this roller-coaster ride known as Healthy Living =)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy Birthday To Me!!

Well Today is my birthday and I have turned 30. I'm still trying to wrap my head around that. Feels like any regular Saturday. It snowed here, FINALLY and I love it cause the love the snow. Have my birthday dinner to attend tonight and then the journey in my 30s begins.

Have a great Saturday!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

SCC Week 2 Check-In & Week 3 Goals

Week 3 Goals

  • Follow the weekly schedule I made last week
  • Plan out meals/exercise
  • Do 100 crunches & 100 pushups every night
  • Stay within WW points
  • Have a great birthday(Saturday)

Let me start by saying I did good on Monday and Tuesday but Wednesday Mother Nature bought my birthday present so that derailed me the rest of the week. Needless to say I was tired and craving junk food and I gave in to that. I already expect to have a weight gain this week

Week 2 Goals
  • Develop a weekly schedule - Done!!
  • Plan out my meals/exercise -There were planned just not followed
  •  Do 100 crunches & 100 pushups a day -Crunches I did the first two days of the week. Pushups I couldnt do 100. Them suckas are hard
  •  Blog more often - Didnt do cause there was nothing to blog about
  • Go to the gym - Fail. 
One of these weeks I'm gonna gonna have checks by all of my goals :-)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Weigh In Day

I weighed in today and I weighed in at...

217lbs (loss of 1 pound)

Entering the week with a loss is always a good thing. Im already pressing forward with my goals. I did my DCC Hardbody Bootcamp DVD and my legs are still sore. Hate lunges man!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

SCC Week 1 Check-In & Week 2 Goals

Week 2 Goals
  • Develop a weekly schedule
  • Plan out my meals/exercise
  •  Do 100 crunches & 100 pushups a day
  •  Blog more often
  • Go to the gym

Week 1 Goals Review

  • Take my vitamins everyday- Vitamins taken 4 out of 7 days
  • Do 100 crunches everyday- Only did it 1 day
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes 4x a week- Only did this 2 days
  • Log my meals on WW- Did this two days.
  • Be in bed by 12AM- Major Fail!!
So Week 1 was, I would say unsuccessful. I continued to do my bad habits by drinking soda and eating fast food for lunch and sometimes dinner. Then once I get home Im to lazy to do any type of exercise. The good thing about all this is that I have learned from the mistakes I made and Im prepared to change them around. Gonna kick Week 2 in the butt!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Down But Not Out!

So its the 4th day of the year, 3rd day of the challenge, and the 2nd day of me being on it and at this point I can say: I am failing miserably. I didnt exercise at all yesterday unless u count pulling a grocery cart up the stairs. I had McDonalds and Chipotle(which is my kryptonite btw) and I didnt go to bed until like 2 in the morning. Yesterday was a big fat F.

Today I think I did a lil bit better. I had a ginger ale and some Cheddar and Sour Cream chips-BAD!!. However for dinner I had salmon and some spinach. I think the plus of the day was I was sitting in my bed on my computer, like I do every nite after work and I kept thinking I should be exercising. Finally I got my ass out the bed, popped in my DCC Yoga tape and I spent the 25 minutes doing it. Was stopping and going but I did it. Also did my crunches.

This healthy lifestyle thing is hard. I have to keep telling myself that it took years for me to put this weight on so its gonna take some time to get it off. Just gotta take it one day at a time. Im sure I will find a groove to this and have some positive results to report.


Monday, January 2, 2012

SCC Week 1 Goals & Plans

Here are my goals for the first week of the challenge


  • Take my vitamins everyday
  • Do 100 crunches everyday
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes 4x a week
  • Log my meals on WW
  • Be in bed by 12AM

Spring "Chick" Challenge

So I just started this whole blogging thing and I'm already participating in my first challenge. How's that for starting the year off on the write note. This will definately help with being accountable which I suck at. Can never stay with anything for to long. So here we go:

Name: Lakenya
Blog URL:
Age: 29 (30 on 1/21)
Location: Washington DC

1. Commit to a NSV (non scale victory) to be assessed at the start and the conclusion of the challenge.

  • Be able to fit into a size 16 pair of jeans

2. Commit to a set of nutrition parameters and track via MyFitnessPal or Sparkpeople or WW. Whatever tracking works for you. IF you are on maintenance and do not really track. What nutrition goals do your have?

  • Currently have Weight Watchers so I would like to stay within my daily points
  • Reduce my soda intake

3. Commit to a set of exercise parameters. These can be as loose or as flexible as you feel work for your personality, schedule, etc.

  • Work out 4x a week
  • Go to the gym 2x a week

4. Commit to blogging at least twice weekly and 1 of those times must be your check in with a complete up date on your progress. All other blogs could include new insights, results of weekly challenges, or just letting others know how you are doing.

  • Since Im just starting to blog this will be a good goal to set for me

5. Commit to support... both giving and receiving. Check others blogs and comment as you feel motivated to do.

  • Plan on following other "chicks" in the challenge

Starting Weight:
Target Challenge Weight Loss:  30lbs

Very First Post

So I have decided to start a blog to document my weight loss efforts in 2012. Im hoping that this will hold me accountable. I will post my exercise and food logs. Im also going to try to take pics of my food for the week so I can see where Im going wrong. Still in the prep stages so this will all begin tomorrow.