Monday, October 21, 2013

Counting

I have been calorie counting. Started with the military diet and then calorie counting. I've lost 7lbs so far 😍

I have an app on my phone that I use. I input my age, height, starting weight, and how much I want to lose. Then I need to decide how fast I want to lose it. I picked 2lbs a week. 


I've had this app for a while and have used it before. You add in the food you eat it as you eat it or if you've planned your food you can in put it ahead of time. 

You can add in exercising. Now this lowers your calorie intake so you need to replace it. 

In the past when I've used it it was so I could go to Starbucks and get certain things after the gym. It was a great way for me to get coffee and a scone in the morning and not let those calories really effect me. 

Monday starts the new week so that is why it says 0 calories under budget. I started calorie counting on the last day of the 3 day military diet. 

You can skip days with this app. Over the weekend when I moved I went out to eat. So no I didn't count calories. I just ate what I wanted. 

I'm happy with my progress so far. 

I'm calorie counting because sometimes I can't hit the gym. While I can do exercises at home I do like hitting the gym. Calorie counting with this app allows me to lose weight without exercising. 

So far so good as I'm down 7lbs. I'll keep you updated with my progress. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The 3 Day Diet

Looking up some diets to quickly lose some weight I found the 3 day diet. Which can be referred to the Marine Diet.

It states to quickly lose weight. Which basically from what I've read into is water weight. 

When I had my kidney infection I put on some weight. I know this was due to the drugs as I was barely eating during the infection. I was sick and in a lot of pain. 

I really wanted to lose this weight. And also a friend needed to lose 5 lbs. So together we started the 3 Day Diet. 

Day 1


Day 1 started off not so well. I hadn't gone to the store to get the things needed yet. I made chip beef gravy for breakfast. Because of this I skipped lunch just had 1 cracker and some carrots. The cracker lol was to make sure they weren't stale. For dinner followed it to the T, except I skipped the ice cream. I'm lactose intolerant and didn't want the ice cream. 

I weighed myself before dinner. 


Day 2

Day 2 I didn't truly wake up hungry. Normally I just have a cup of coffee. But I woke up and ate what was for breakfast. But ate a full banana. I also added in a cup of coffee with milk and sugar. I calorie counted the milk and sugar and it was only an additional 107 calories. Had lunch around two. I'm not a yoke person so skipped the yoke. 

Again weighed myself before dinner. 

Day 3

Day 3 again not a breakfast person. It was weird to have cheese for breakfast but it goes with the crackers. Again drank water all day. 

Overall
I'm not a water person. I tend to drink ginger ale. So it was hard for me to only drink water. But did become easier for me. 

I would like to add it is easier for me to eat less. So as the days pass and you decrease your calories it wasn't a problem for me. But due to my religion I fast certain days. So it wasn't a problem for me. I can tell you my friend who did this with me was cranky. But it comes down to mind over matter. 

When I was researching this I found this a great way to kick off a healthier lifestyle. It states to do this diet. Then eat normally for 4 days, then you can do it again. 

I don't recommend to go back to junk food eating. But watch what you eat. 

I decided to calorie count to lose weight by December. About 2lbs a week. If you exercise you can eat more to replace those calories you lost. 

Overall I lost 5 lbs and my friend lost almost 7lbs. 

I did change what I ate and how much I are after this quick diet. But I wanted to diet without exercising because some days I can't make it to the gym. And lately the weather had been raining and walks are out. 

Before anyone goes into a diet I will say it is mind over matter and you should talk to your doctor. I'm not a professional and can only tell you my experience. 

I did cheat on this diet. I had a cake pop the first night and a ginger ale. It was a hard day lol. I had the coffee the next morning with milk and sugar. But with calorie counting I knew it wouldn't be bad. I recommended to my friend apples. As apples have a low calorie count. But I stress in drinking water.  Don't go all day with just eating this. Eat as well. 

I will say over the weekend I did splurge a little. But didn't gain weight. I've been calorie counting ;) I've found that is the way to go. 

On the days I can hit the gym I eat more. I replace those calories that I lost. 

What I've found amazing is that an apple will fill me and the low calorie count it has. I've reduced the sugar in my coffee and that has lowered calories. 

It's a great start to a healthier life. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

PG Texting

I was getting frustrated trying to text. 

As anyone knows with an iPhone it doesn't like to cuss. It changes words to others like duck. 

A friend was watching me and saw me backspacing after it did it. They said "your iPhone is like having a Christian kid next to you telling you to stop". 

Yup. A strict Christian child shaking it's head at me at the equivalent to duck... Sigh. 

Then I thought. What if I didn't correct it. Would my friends know what I was saying? "Can you ducking believe it?"

Yes the phone learned after a while. Had to teach it to cuss. That butch wasn't a word I was looking for nor was duck. 

Ok, ok maybe I shouldn't loving call one of my friends a B word but ya know what it's done so lovingly. 

What if I'm cussing in response to telling a story of what words flew out of my mouth when I hurt my shoulder the other day. 

Ok I agree it is nice the iPhone doesn't come out of the gates with bad verbiage. Oh I had to explain that word to someone the other day...

I'm still on the hunt for a case. Oh boy it's hard. I fumble phones and need a good case. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Annapolis

Well Hello Annapolis, I've missed you. 

It was a beautiful day in Annapolis. I stayed the night and in the morning had decided I was moving onto that blue boat above. 

Ok not really, I wish. 


Arrived that night and went to an Irish Pub. This sign cracked me up. 


Then of course the next day I had to go to The Federal House. I enjoyed a bite to eat and their beer cheese with pretzel. Yumm. 

The Federal House is a must visit for me when I'm in Annnapolis. I always eat here. 

I had a blast and hope to visit again. It was lovely staying there. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Welcome Home

With great joy I welcomed back an iPhone into my life. 

Recently I got an iPhone 5C in green. My first choices were the pink or green. I ended up getting a 16GB phone because I have a 32GB iPad so don't need that much room. 

I decided against the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5. The last iPhone I had was the 4S. And when the iPhone 5 came out I was unsure of it. 

Because I went to the store I didn't ask about the 5 because they had the 5S and 5C out. 

I played with both. But ended up with the 5C because of the color. 

This phone is so much lighter than the 4S I was used to. I've had every Apple phone except the 5. And yes each time they do get lighter and more tech savvy. 

The guy I am dating did try to talk me into a Samsung Galaxy phone. But true to my heart I am an Apple girl. 

I've had a Mac since starting college. 

I'm glad to have my own phone and not be borrowing one. And especially glad to be an Apple user again.