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The McDonald’s Mistake

Published April 7, 2012 by The Inane and insane Ramblings of Rose

Okay, so I have altered my diet dramatically in the last 4-6 months and over that time I have not had McDonald’s once. I used to be a McDonald’s addict. Well my son is a chicken Mcnuggets fan and I thought, hack, it’s a holiday weekend.  Soooooo…… on the way to my mother’s house we stopped at McDonald’s and he had chicken McNuggets and I had that epitome of all things unhealthy: The Big Mac. Big Mistake! My body is not used to all that fat and salt and general chemical stew implanted in that pseudo beefy goodness. It tasted wonderful going down. But now I feel positively green! My body is teaching me a lesson. Though shalt no longer eat fast food unless thou is willing to pay for it dearly. Lesson definitely learned! I am not weighing myself this coming monday because I have slacked off a bit this week on my diet and exercise plan due to the holidays and just general stress. I’ve had some minor emotional eating and some major laziness when it comes to exercising. So I am starting fresh on monday. I have also decided to start filling in my day planner each night for goals the next day as I have stopped doing that and have started to lose some structure and I really need the structure and motivation or I’m not getting things accomplished and I am not remaining accountable. It also helps with my battle with my depression and bipolar disorder because if there is something I really need to work on I can remind myself to do it. This week wednesday I had a med review at the doctors and he doubled my wellbutrin which is my second anti depressant. So hopefully that will help get me out of this great green funk that I am in. IN addition to a better diet and exercise.  so that’s it for me. Love to you all and have a very happy Easter!




The Magic number is…….

Published April 3, 2012 by The Inane and insane Ramblings of Rose

282.6 lbs. Another 1.2 lbs down. Okay so it is .6 pounds short of my goal for the week but it’s better than nothing. This week is Easter week and as such I plan on sticking to an exercise routine only until friday as saturday and sunday I am spending with my family. I will try not to overdo it with junk food or anything though this upcoming weekend. As for my exercise routine I am switching things up a little bit. I am adding yoga and beach body as well as the Jillian Michaels so as to not get bored. And I am keeping small other achievable goals for each day to make progress and keep moving. So as Martha Stewart says, “It’s a good thing.”



A new week

Published March 20, 2012 by The Inane and insane Ramblings of Rose

Well today was a mixed bag. I started off with a new Jillian Michaels DVD disc 3 and it was very discouraging. The impact between last weeks workouts and this weeks is so hugely different that I just dont have the strength to complete half the moves in proper form. Still I gave it my best shot and stuck with it through the entire half an hour. I’m not sure how and I know I’ll be in pain tommorow but at least I tired. And I will keep trying until I get it right. I also did 45 minuts of Yoga for beginers on DVD and that was fantastic. Challenging but fantastic. It made me feel much better. So it was an okay day overall. I also started on my vision board. i have alot more to go and to add to it but I got a good part of it done. And am feeling good about the results. I even devised a rewards system for my weight loss efforts which will give me more incentive and gives me tangible milestones to work for. So that’s it for today. Let’s see what tommorow brings.


Catch up on the last 13 days

Published March 18, 2012 by The Inane and insane Ramblings of Rose

Well boys and girls, the last 10 days I have been fighting; fighting a new bout of Major depression, fighting to play catch up for neglecting my body, fighting agoraphobia, fighting to catch up with my friends, fighting some days just to get out of bed. I think I am finally starting to see some progress. This journal entry will be long because it will be an update of the last 10 days.

Day 1 Monday 3/5/2012

I hopped on the scale this morning and realised just how bad my diet had become and how it has been effecting my body. I have gained 8 pounds in one week. Last week I just decided not to care anymore and gave up my diet, my exercise, and even pretty much getting out of bed. But today is a brand new day and a brand new start and I am determined to feel better and to fight back and get better. My first start is my body as well as my mind. I am going to start Jillian Michaels Body Revolution from the begining both the diet and exercise program. I am going to see my psychiatirst on wednesday to get some help with this crushing depression and I am going to go to therapy on thursday and commit to going. So to start the following are my mesaurements for the beginning of the program:

  • Weight: 294 lbs
  • Uper Chest 50 inches
  • Bust 55.5 inches
  • Midriff 50.5 inches
  • Upper arm  18.25 inches
  • Waist 52 inches
  • Upper hip 57 inches
  • Lower hip 57 inches
  • Upper thigh 33 inches
  • Mid thigh 30 inches
  • Calf 20 inches
  • Dress size 28

Yes my thigh circumference is bigger than most people’s waists, I  get that. That’s why I am trying to change it. So today I got up and started after weighing and measuring myself with Jillian Michael’s excercise disc 1 which focuses on triceps, back, chest, abs, and quads. I drank 3 33oz bottles of water during the day. For breakfast I had fat free greek yogurt with three pecans and cinnamon. For lunch I had a small portion of salmon with a small salad. After lunch I did Jillian Michaels Cardio disc 1.  Then for dinner I had a small steak and a spinach, tmoato, and olive salad. I am exhausted from all the excercise but feel it is a productive first day, despite the mood swings and fatigue.

Day 2 Tuesday 3/6/12

this morning I felt like I needed to get the exercise out of the way or I wouldn’t get it done. yes it was one of those ays. So I did Jillian Michael’s disc 2. This disc focuses on biceps, abs, glutes, and thighs. I manged to make it through that and had breakfast with my husband of pached eggs, 2 slices turkey bacon, 1 tomato, and 2 tbs guacomole. During the day I had 5 33oz bottles of water, a snack of yogurt, vanilla, and pecans, a lunch of salad with tuna and boiled eggs, and a dinner of tilapia and salad. I am too tired. to exercise for a second time but that’s a good start for day two. I also started on penpal letters. I have about 30 to catch up on.

Day 3 Wednesday 3/7/12

Today has been a tough day. i started out with breakfast of eggs, salmon, ionion, and spinach and a 33oz bottle of water. I was feeling so rough around the edges that I had my husband drive me to see the psychiatrist. D. Levinson spent 15 minutes with me and agreed that I was having an onset of Major Depression and added a second antidepressant, Welbutrin 150 Mg, to my already expansive medication regime. I headed to the pharmacy and then headed home. We later went as a family to the mall to see Liam sing with the ensemble. It was tough going to get there and I felt extremely anxious but I made it through. Got home and had a lunch of chicken breast and vegetable soup and a bottle of water. And then I did Jillian Michaels Cardio Disc 1. This disc kicked my ass. I couldn’t do several of the exercises and had to improvise but I did it all the way through at any rate. For dinner, I had a turkey burger, tomato, guacamole, roasted brussel sprouts and carrots. For a bedtime snack I had a 1/4 cup of hummus with baby carrots and bell pepper. There are virtually no carbs in the first 7 days of thius diet I’ve noticed. That’s probably why it works so well. Already I’ve noticed a difference in my body.

Day 4 Thursday 3/8/12

today my depression was really tough. I managed to make it to therapy and cried through the whole thing. But it was good to get out the frustration. I had three healthy protien rich meals and 3 bottles of water. I couldn’t bring myself to exercise.

Day 5 Friday 3/9/12
Today was alittle better. I started my day off with Jillian Michaels exercise disc one then had a healthy breakfast of eggs, turkey bacon, tomato, and gaucomole. I drank 2 bottles of water. My husband came home after work and I decided I needed a treat and made an unhealthy physically but satisfying emotionally choice of going out to dinner to the chinese buffet. Believe it or not, after all the carbs, I felt 100% better. It may have all just been in my mind though.

Day 6 Saturday 3/10/12

Today I was feeling crummy again so I skipped out on the excercise but ate three healthy high protein meals and a snack and had three bottles of water. I also started writing a few penpal letters which was good progress.

Day 7 Sunday 3/11/12

I started my day off right with Jillian Michaels disc 2 and followed it with a healthy breakfast. Aftr breakfast I made healthy choclate chip oatmeal muffins with Liam from JM’s cookbook. It was nice to do something together. I even had a muffin for lunch. For dinner I had chicken and homemade veggies soup. It was really good. I drank my quota of three bottles of water.

Day 8 Monday 3/12/12

Today my wieght was 284.8. A huge improvement from the begining of the week I am starting to feel better. I am writing more penpal letters, I had three healthy mals today and 5 bottles of water. I finished off the begining of week 2 with exercise, Jm’s Disc 1.

Day 9 Tuesday 3/13/12

Today was a good day. I had three healthy meals, a snack, 4 bottles of water, and worked my way through JM disc 2. The exercise is getting a little easier every day.

Day 10 Wednesday 3/14/12

Okay so I lied about the exercise getting easier. I did Jm’s Cardio Disc 1 and it took my breath away. Yikes! But I did it. So that’s a good thing. I treated myself to a bottle of Diet pepsi today. yes I know soda is bad for me but it tasted so damned good. Because of the soda, I also cut back on my water, but did have two healthy meals.

Day11 Thursday 3/15/12

Today I went out to lunch with old mike and it dredged up alot of emotional crap. It was a very hard day from there. I did manage to get my exercise in but it was a tough day.

Day 12 Friday 3/16/12

Today was therapy day. Talk about tough. But Dr. Kuna says I am making huge progress and learning alot about myself.   It’s just really tough. But I got through it and came home to exercise. It was a bad food day for me. I had pasta sald for lunch while I was out and had corned beef sandwiches for dinner. And ice cream for dessert. I don’t anticipate weight loss this week. I did at least finish the day with JM Disc 2.

Day 13 Saturday 3/17/12

Today Liam and I hiked Bushkill falls the yellow trail as per his request. I would have liked to do the red trail but the yellow is a start. It was beautiful. It really strecthed my body to the limit though with all of the steps. On the way home Liam was hungry and there isn’t much between bushkill and home so we stopped for a burger and fries. Later thatnight I has a plain steak. I did drinks oem water but not much else for the day. But at least it was a lovely day. I also finally got to the bottome of my penpal pile and am officially all caught up. Yay!!



Published February 6, 2012 by The Inane and insane Ramblings of Rose

Well I weighed myself yesterday and my weight went up to 292.2. I kind of figured I would go up but not that much. So I went to the gym today and had a 45 minute workout. I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes lifting weights. i plan on going back again tommorow for more. I am going to try to go every day and work out or most days at any rate. But I need to start very slowly and work my way back up or I am going to hurt myself. As it is my groin hurts and I am exhuasted just from the 45 minutes. It’s frustrating but this is how it has to be for a little while until i get better and back into the swing of things. And I have no chest pain right now so it shows the shorter workout is better for me. But the point is that I did SOMETHING. I made a step. I took a step forward and got something accomplished. This is a first step. and it was a good healthy one. So thats that!