Sunday, April 3, 2011

2011 Bikini Challenge Rules

You MUST make videos. Even if they're just text videos. Make videos will keep you motivated. Youtube has help me lose so much weight and the trick is to keep making videos even when you gain. I only lost about 10 lbs in 2009, it was very frustrating, but I kept making videos.

6 Video Minimum. You need to have one starting weight video, one final video and at least 4 video updates. You can start whenever or post whenever. It's up to you. Challenge ends June 1st.

You don't have to make a video response to my videos. But you can if you'd like. Do whatever gets you the most views.

If you happen to gain, don't stop making your videos, please. Just stick through it and try to share what's going on. Remember you make videos for yourself and no one else.

Try not to wait for a response from me to get started. Do your own thing.

Be creative. And be supportive of all the other people in the challenge. It's nice to have encouragement and I love seeing when you all support each other so much.

Remember, I don't get to vote for the winner whatsoever. So lbs don't matter. It really IS a popularity contest. :D

Also, don't let haters get to you. These faceless youtube wannabes should have nothing to do with you and your weight loss.

Good luck! And stay positive. Find what works for you and stick to it.

Also- Be healthy!

Friday, February 25, 2011

This is YOU

This is YOU:

SW: 150

It's MONDAY and you want- no, NEED to lose 5 lbs by Saturday because you're going out with some friends you haven't seen in a while. You spend your ENTIRE WEEK focused on the 5 lbs, you eat, breath and think 5 lbs. Come Saturday, you've lost 3.5 lbs. You're a little dissappointed- because of course, your goal was 5 lbs in 5 days. (Which isn't likely, but not impossible) However, you worked your ass off and you're 3.5 lbs lighter than 4 days ago!

The evening went well last Saturday. You pigged out and ate like shit. That's cool. You get on the scale Sunday morning and you're up 1.5 lbs (Mostly because you've yet to shit the crappy food you just ate). Puts your weight loss at -2 lbs instead of -3.5, when -5 was the goal to begin with. Still, It's all good.

So, you decide to rest for a little while. Last week's eating healthy kicked your ass, and you'll just take a little break. But there was this ADORABLE guy there last Saturday and he just added you on facebook that night and you start chatting. He says "We should hang out sometime." and you say "Maybe, I'll let you know if I'm up for anything" (because you're playing hard to get). He tells you a few of his friends are going bowling Friday and you should stop by if you can.

BUT you just gained 1.5 lbs and the last way you want to be viewed is from behind. Soooo 5lbs again this time. But this time you're gonna lose it for sure! Oh, someone just brought home pizza, so you're starting TOMORROW. :D

This time you're thinking, it wouldn't kill you to the hit the gym. You plan on going to the gym for one hour every day that week. You go Monday, for- well, almost an hour. Then again Tuesday, this time for about 35 minutes. Wednesday you're sore as hell and there's NO WAY you're going to the dumb gym now. Thursday you don't make it to the gym because it's too cold outside and you just feel like going home. So you do some sit-ups and leg squats. Friday morning comes and you've lost 4 lbs! (Keep in mind 1.5 of those you had already lost last week, so you reallt lost 2.5 lbs).

That adorable guy, is now being a dick in front of his buds and you can't believe you made the trip out there. But you did have a nice conversation with of his friends. Plus you weren't the worst bowler, which only helps your cause...

So far it's been two weeks and you're now at 144. not too shabby, girl.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Why Variety Doesn't Work

I know when you're starting a new diet, it can be very exciting. You're making all these lists of foods you can and can't eat, adding up calories, throwing away stuff that shouldn't be in your fridge, keeping a journal recording your food/ exercise regime. Maybe you can do it for a week or two, or maybe even a month. Let's be honest, if we kept this up more than a month we wouldn't really be here...

The reason why this kind of excessive planning doesn't work, is because it's too much work!!! I feel the easiest way to actually be able to stay on point with the calorie count without cheating here and there is to have the same thing every single day. It’s easier on your mind and your budget.

YES- It’s boring- and it will get old. But do this for TWO weeks. Only two weeks, and you will see a major difference in the quantity of food you can eat. Give your body just enough time to adjust to the decrease in calories before trying anything fancy. And when you do, take it slow.

This way you can’t have something you’re not supposed to. You only buy just enough to last you a week or two; this way there’s no excess food lying around the house.

SNACKS: Honestly, I don’t think you should be snacking during this time. Even if it’s within your daily calorie limits. We need to get around this impulse we have to be constantly eating/snacking throughout the day. I know I tend to snack out of boredom, or because I think I’m hungry when I’m really not, or if it’s just been a while since my last meal.

How many of you eat lunch and think about what you’re going to make for dinner? BAD BAD BAD- We need to rewire or brains a little. I know “5 small meals a day speed up your metabolism blah blah blah-“ Fuck metabolism. If you get used to 5 small meals a day, you’re teaching your body to be constantly hungry. And if ONE DAY, you have shitty foods laying around- there goes 3-4k calories in a day. We are not perfect.

Besides, like I’ve said before- WHO has the time and energy to worry about 5 meals. 3 is hard enough to keep track of.

Eat to live, not the other way around.