Monday, December 29, 2008

Day #1

I think it's appropriate to start out day #1 blog with a blast from the past photo of me. This was a few years ago when I went to Hawaii with my brother's baseball team. Boy, I cannot wait to look like that again! :)

So today was sort of a crazy day! Maybe it was returning back to work after the Holiday? Or maybe it was the fact I stayed up waay too late last night (and again tonight) trying to fix this blog thing. It also didn't help that the day went by crazy fast! I did manage to get some things done and stay semi on track. I watched Princess Diaries with my nieces (I love spending time with family! Plus we had a sleepover last night!) I went grocery shopping and got a bunch of food for $100 bucks! which hopefully I can make food for my parents off of :). I got a bunch of fresh produce and things that I can create new dishes with. I don't want to get burned out on the normal stuff.. (so send me some yummy, low-cal recipes if you want!

But, I kinda had a day filled with blonde moments. Like I made a fresh fruit smoothie to drink on the way to work, packed my gym bag, grabbed my giftcard, and placed them all next to the front door.. but forgot them on my way out to work! Dah Sam! I also forgot a few little things throughout the day at work!

Inspiration for the day: Michelle Aguilar was on NBC's Biggest Loser and won. She is currently on the cover of US Weekly. I think she was absolutely gorgeous before the show and is so after! She is my inspiration of the day because she is what I am now (at her beginning weight) and weight skinnier than I would hope to be after! We can do this ladies! Even if we don't have Jillian Michael's yelling in our face :)

Breakfast: 2 eggs ( 1 normal, 1 egg white) *10am*
Lunch: 1/2 a turkey wrap (wheat tortilla, turkey, tomatoe, lettuce, and dry pesto sauce) and a sliced tomato *2 pm*
Dinner: 1 cup of steamed rice, miso soup, salad (with creamy dressing that came with it, but I only used a little), CA hand roll *about 630 pm*
Snacks: 1 apple (1 slice with peanut butter, Yum!) 1 banana
Water: 4-16.9 fl. oz. bottles. (67.6 oz= a little over 2 liters)
Exercise: stretched for 15 minutes
Steps: I bought a pedometer over the weekend. I checked it in the afternoon and it was almost 1,000 steps. When I check it after work, it had 0 steps! Somehow it had deleted! So I will include this as part of my log to remember.. I need to fix it tomorrow! Dang it!

I still need to include my measurements, and figure out how to do the inspiration board thingy of pics of myself. I did a bunch of research last night.. just reading different posts and articles about weight loss. Hopefully I can post my findings soon. I will also take a most recent (starting point) picture to begin this journey!*

**Don't forget ladies, You are beautiful! Big, skinny, short, fat, blonde, brown, purple, etc. You were individually made, individually perfect for His beautiful eyes. Don't doubt that just because you have some extra meat on them bones, that you are any less pretty than the girl who should put some meat on her bones! Plus, I watched a top ten list for 2009.. and we're in luck cause "a woman's curves" were on there! (I'm pretty sure they didn't say the whole bakery like I have.. but close enough ;)**

Isaiah 40:31: "Those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."
Phillipians 4:13: "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."


  1. How great does Michelle from Biggest Loser look?? I love her!! I also love Allie from last season. A great cookbook is the Biggest Loser Cookbook. It has so many recipes that sound amazing. I am so proud of the effort you are putting into this and I can't wait for us both to motivate each other!!

  2. welcome to the blogging world! Michelle is my inspiration too. Shows that it can be done with hard work. ....and i love the vereses u put at the end. I actually have Phil 4:13 tattooed on my wrist to remind me daily!

  3. Hello Miss. Sam! :) I cam upon your blof through Heather's. I am excited for you to start this weight loss lourney with the rest of us! It's awesome to find young, Christian women who deal with the same things that I do!!


  4. Congrats on a getting started off on the right foot!

  5. It sounds like you are getting started on the right foot! The way you are logging everything is great! Counting steps is a neat way to see how much exercise you get and you don't even realize it. I have heard that in order to be fit and healthy we should all walk 10,000 steps in a day. I know I don't walk nearly enough, but actually seeing the number will be motivation to reach that 10,000 number. :) Keep up the hard work, girl!