Bonjour! Today I went to my local Bath & Body Works for a quick shopping run. The “quick run” turned into an hour of browsing around the store and smelling all the different products. They were holding a special event called “Paris Party” for their new fragrance Paris with Love Collection: Sweet on Paris, Paris in Bloom, Paris Nights. All three are inspired from the cult favorite, Paris Amour. After test trying a bunch of products, I went up to the register and bought these items!
Eiffel Tower Decorative Candle Lid
I bought a lot of body wash but it’s something that I use everyday! Traditionally, I don’t use lotions because I get kinda lazy. The candles were 50% off selected items so I had to buy them!
Did you attend the Paris Party at Bath and Body Works? What did you get? What fall items are you looking for? I can not wait for their candle sale! Going to stock up on some Leaves 3-wick candles!
Everyday I have been posting my calorie intake and whether I worked out or not. Anyone can comment, ask a question or just say, “hi!”
Well, without further adieu here are my measurements, body fat and current profile pictures as of July 25, 2012 :
Weight: 179 pounds
Body Fat: 38.4%
Chest: 43 inches
Arm: 13 inches
Waist: 41.5 inches
Hip: 43.5 inches
Thigh: 21 inches
After seeing these numbers, I wanted to eat a Nacho Bell Grande from Taco Bell and crawl into my bed! That would have been the easy and old solution, but instead I ate a healthy lunch and worked out with my personal trainer. Last week, which was my first week doing the SEXY LOSER CHALLENGE, was a very difficult 7 days. I constantly had to remind myself to eat healthy and not revert to my bad eating habits. Hopefully, as the weeks progress, it will become natural for me to eat foods that are better for me.
I am absolutely exhausted! Four hours of sleep is not enough. I just ate a bowl of maple and brown sugar oatmeal with some sliced almonds. That seemed to help my hunger issues. Last night I ate a turkey sandwich on white bread. I think that white carbohydrates makes me hungrier the next day and does not keep me full. >_< Gotta remember that and only eat brown carbs. So, today is my first day of the SEXY LOSER CHALLENGE. I plan to walk Daisy, my dog, workout with a friend and eat about 1,400 calories of healthy foods. Here is my meal plan for the day:
It’s almost 1 AM on Monday morning and I am starving! My stomach is gurgling and my mouth is salivating for some chips or cookies. This is a problem! I should go straight to bed but my body is yelling, “FEED ME!!!” UGH!
What do I do? Eat, sleep, watch Youtube videos?!?!? My mind is flashing images of food my body does not need: McDonald’s french fries, sour cream potato chips, chocolate bars. >_<
So, here I am writing my first blog entry on my weight loss journey. I am over-weight. This is a true fact that came straight from my doctor. Currently, I am at the heaviest that I have ever weighed: 180 pounds. At 5’3″, I should weigh approximately 120 pounds. Here is a brief history about me: until my Freshman year of college I was pretty active (played basketball, weight lifted, did Karate); ate mostly healthy foods (barely any FAST FOODS); and weighed 110 to 115 pounds. Then at the age of 20, I needed to buy bigger sized clothing, ate Pizza Hut on a weekly basis, and stopped hitting the gym.
Now, twelve years later I suffer from acid-reflux, a fatty liver, danger of being diabetic and a super low self-esteem. I should not be having these issues at the “young” age of 32! So, why am I spilling all this information to you? Simple. I need to change my lifestyle: eat healthier, exercise, and lose weight. Join me on the SEXY LOSER CHALLENGE!
JLovesMac1 began a Youtube series on her channel called “Sexy Loser.” She posts videos on how to get a toned body, eat right and change the way you think about food and working out. I was so inspired that I wanted to start a blog series about my weight loss journey. I plan to post what I eat, what kind of exercise I did that day, and other health related information on a daily basis. Will you join me on the SEXY LOSER CHALLENGE?