CGGS: Hello Lovely! Week 8

WEIGHT-LOSS/HEALTHY LIFESTYLE JOURNEY

 

I am changing the look of my weekly progress reports. To see why this started check out my Initial post and This post. To see some of my beautiful group of friends joined in on this health movement, check out Elisabeth and Japhet .
Well it has been 8 weeks so far and I’ve not lost weight. At least, not a significant amount. Does that make me want to stop? Yes. Does it break my confidence? Absolutely. Am I going to stop? Hell no. I refuse to give up on getting healthier. I know I can find a healthier lifestyle. As far as eating goes, I’ve pretty much giving up red meats and I don’t eat nearly as big of portions as I used to. It’s more of the working out and physical exercise that I need to work harder on and get a habit of.

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Grocery list and Meal Planning

So if you’ve been following my twitter, you’ll see that I haven’t been able to get anything done this week. But as I was writing my grocery list and planning what meals I want to cook for next month, a thought popped into my head, “share this with your readers!” I think it’s a great idea and it gives some inspiration and ideas to my readers, aka you lovely people! So why not!

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Chubby Girl Gets Skinny: Hello Lovely Week 7

WEIGHT-LOSS/HEALTHY LIFESTYLE JOURNEY

 

I am changing the look of my weekly progress reports. To see why this started check out my Initial post and This post. To see some of my beautiful group of friends joined in on this health movement, check out Elisabeth and Japhet .

*Disclaimer* I want to state that my mood is not the best right now. I am one person who can feel the mood of something I read from someone, I hope that made sense. Basically, if you write a “happy” post, but your mood was sour and down while you wrote it, I can sense that in the writing. So If you are like me and can sense my mood, well I do apologize but I want to get this post out for my viewers following this.


STATS:

Heaviest weight: 230lbs                                Largest size: 18-20

Current weight: 215lbs                                  Current Size: 16-18

“Healthy range”: 104 to 135

Current BMI: 39.3


GOALS:

Goal Weight: 135-148lbs

Goal size in clothing: 8-10, medium.

To live and enjoy life. I want to be healthy but not deny myself of tasty treats. I want to show my family and future children that being healthy is about being confident and doesn’t require you to be a size 0.


WEEKLY REVIEW: 

  • Sunday:
    • Pancake with 2 fried chicken drumsticks
    • Hamburger with chips
  • Monday:
    • I forgot what I had. I didn’t log this day.
      • Walked 31.58 minutes, 1.41 miles, burned 228 calories
  • Tuesday:
    • Banana Shake
    • Tuna with crackers
    • Mushroom chicken with brussels, baked beans and rice.
      • Walked 9.26 minutes, .28 miles. burned 29 calories

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Instant Oatmeal
    • Crackers
    • Almonds
    • Leftovers
      • Aerobics for 37 minutes, burned 459 calories

 

  • Thursday:
    • Pancake, round turkey sausage
    • Almonds
    • Fried pork chops with mashed potatoes
      • Walked 35.27 minutes, 1.46 miles, burned 240 calories

 

  • Friday:
    • Didn’t record Friday.

 

  • Saturday:
    • Fish Fry with mashed potatoes and two slices of white bread.

REFLECTION:

I lost weight and that makes me happy because my eyes are seeing a difference. I don’t know what to expect though. This happens a lot when I am on my weight loss journey. The week wasn’t that productive as far as working out, and I didn’t eat that well but I lost weight…It’s weird. But I’m not complaining.

Photos for the foodies!

Sorry, No photos.

Don’t forget to check out Elisabeth and Japhets’ CGGS Journey!

Happy Days!

Shai

Chubby Girl Gets Skinny:Hello Lovely week 6

WEIGHT-LOSS/HEALTHY LIFESTYLE JOURNEY

Hello Dolls and Kens! Today I wanted to speak and introduce a personal part of my life with you. I have been speaking with Elisabeth at Everything & Nothing about her wonderful weight loss posts and she inspired me to make and share my own! She has been so sweet and accepted my request to join her and collaborate with her on this journey! Make sure you check her posts out, she’s very inspiring!

To give you some background, I went through an awful experience at the age of 6 and began to eat my fears and stress away. I have been a big girl since then. I have tried many times to workout and eat right but it never went through. My heaviest weight was 230lbs. I am only 5’2 so that is obesity for me. I was devastated hearing that word, I was 15 when I heard it from the doctor and I vowed to get healthier. Well, I haven’t stopped my journey, but I havent had much difference either. I will admit that I have lost some weight. I am currently at 215lbs, which is good, but I am now in my mid 20’s…it shouldn’t have taken me this long to lose that little amount of weight. I am working out daily, starting small as I have an irregular heartbeat (so I can’t put too much stress on my heart).

I will be posting a weekly summary every Sunday of how I did during the week!

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What to post when you don’t know what to blog about!

I’m writing this because I’m having one of those days where I have no clue what to blog about. I am a sort of, kinda, new-to-the-business blogger but I have already inspired my best friend to create a blog as well and I felt like I should show her that even though I’ve been doing this for a couple of months, I still get blocked roads and brick walls in front of me. I have a list on my Pinterest board featuring all things blogging and I wanted to share my favorite pins/blogs to get blog post ideas from!

The wonderful Paula from ThirteenThoughts.com has a blog post with 113 ideas to post about! That’s a crazy amount of GOOD information and her post is definitely one of my favorites. She lists quite a few different topics to write about as well!

Also check out Mandy from A Girl, Obsessed for 25 topics to write about if you’re a new blogger!

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Chubby Girl Gets Skinny: Hello Lovely 5

WEIGHT-LOSS/HEALTHY LIFESTYLE JOURNEY

Hello Dolls and Kens! Today I wanted to speak and introduce a personal part of my life with you. I have been speaking with Elisabeth at Everything & Nothing about her wonderful weight loss posts and she inspired me to make and share my own! She has been so sweet and accepted my request to join her and collaborate with her on this journey! Make sure you check her posts out, she’s very inspiring!

To give you some background, I went through an awful experience at the age of 6 and began to eat my fears and stress away. I have been a big girl since then. I have tried many times to workout and eat right but it never went through. My heaviest weight was 230lbs. I am only 5’2 so that is obesity for me. I was devastated hearing that word, I was 15 when I heard it from the doctor and I vowed to get healthier. Well, I haven’t stopped my journey, but I havent had much difference either. I will admit that I have lost some weight. I am currently at 215lbs, which is good, but I am now in my mid 20’s…it shouldn’t have taken me this long to lose that little amount of weight. I am working out daily, starting small as I have an irregular heartbeat (so I can’t put too much stress on my heart).

I will be posting a weekly summary every Sunday of how I did during the week!

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20 questions: Get To Know Me!

Since I am going to be recovering from my Wisdom Tooth extraction this week, I have scheduled this post and decided to make it an easy read. If you have been wondering about me, this is exactly what the title says, you’re going to get to know me a little better! I want to find really good but not too personal questions, if you have any questions you want to ask just drop it in the comments below (if they are too personal I will reply to you letting you know I won’t be answering that question)! I will do a part two for questions that are asked in the comments!

I don’t want this too long so I want to keep it under 20 questions.

1. Are you named after someone?

As far as my middle name, yes…in a way. My first name, Brianna, is not named after anyone, my mother just liked that name but my middle name is Sharee, named after my fathers mother, Marie. My mom didn’t think “Marie” fit me well so she changed it to Sharee, they are pronounced similar. My original name was Ashley-Nicole (which I really like but that’s another story as to why I wasn’t named that).

2.If you were another person, would you befriend yourself?

Now, definitely. When I was a teenager, I’d stay far away, as a child (elementary), definitely! I was an outgoing and active child, friendly and somewhat popular. Made friends with pretty much everyone. As a teen I became reclusive, depressed, insecure, afraid, self-loathing…I just wasn’t an easy person to get to know. Now, I am a Queen, my mindset isn’t perfect but it’s way better than it used to be. I am confident again, more outspoken, though I am still just a tad bit shy, and I know my goals.

3. Scary movies or Happy Endings?

Neither lol. I actually love action movies. Put a good Marvel movie on and I’m glued to the TV.

4. Summer or Winter?

Definitely Winter. I am a fall baby (December 10th) but I love the winter. Give me snow, rain, thunder and lightning. I’ll be a happy camper!

5. Do you have any pets?

Yes. Schnauzer/shi-tsu mix. His name is Samson. He’s our fur baby and he knows he’s our fur baby. He’s four years old, by the way.

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6. Are you Married?

No. I’m single, and not ready to mingle (I’m way too focused on my careers and businesses to worry about a relationship at the moment)

7. Do you want to get married?

I really do. I would love to have my dream wedding and get married to my soulmate that was created just for me in this specific lifetime. Sometimes, the way the world is now, I don’t believe that’ll happen but there is a stubborn part of me that still hopes and dreams.

8. Want children?

YES. Oh my God, yes. I want children more than I want to get married. I will literally go through In-Vitro Fertility if I do not have a suitable man by the time I’m ready to have kids. I will adopt too. I have no problem doing that.

9. Mac or PC?

Mac but I have a PC because Macs are ridiculously expensive and I have yet to be able to afford one.

10. Kindle or Physical book? 

Both honestly. I love the feeling of holding a physical book in my hands, reading and immersing myself in the book but I also love the advantages of a kindle, reading at night, not worrying about the pages ripping or getting paper cuts, not losing your place in the book, etc.

11. Night out or Evening in?

Definitely evening in. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out and exploring the world, gaining new experiences, but I also love the cozy comfort of staying inside, especially on a rainy night.

12.Winning the lottery or finding the perfect job?

Creating my own businesses with multiple streams of income. Though winning the lottery and investing that into my empire wouldn’t hurt.

13. Sailboat or cruise ship?

Honestly, I don’t think I could do either one. The ocean scares me and I’m sure I’d get seasick something awful on the water.

14. Would you rather be cold or hot?

I’d rather be cold because there are so many ways to warm up. I don’t care if you’re butt naked, in a pool of ice water, the heat will eventually kill the ice, warm the water and you’re back at square one. I’ll take the cold, thank you very much.

15. If money wasn’t an object, what would you do all day?

I would work! My work includes baking, blogging, and recording. I love doing all three of those so yes, that’s what I would do. With the occasional traveling and reading.

 

 

Okay, I know I said 20 but it’s bedtime, my head is hurting and I’m super tired. So I’m going to stop here. Don’t want to bore you all with my details of my life anyways! I hope you enjoyed reading this and getting to know me a little bit more. Have any other questions you want answered? Drop them in the comments below or email me with your questions at sinfulladyb@gmail.com with the subject “More questions!” (I need to update my email honestly, but it will be better in due time, I have a lot of big plans for Laqing In Creativity this year!).

 

Stay happy, Be safe.

Shai

 

 

I’m Getting My Wisdom Teeth Pulled!

Today’s post will be a little chit chat for those who like reading about my life and what goes on in it.

I’m getting my wisdom teeth pulled. I am scared, frightened, nervous and every other adjective that describes fear. I have had issues with my wisdom tooth for almost a year now and I have put if off for almost a year now. I had plans to keep putting it off until I had better insurance and felt I could trust the dentist but alas, my tooth was hurting last Tuesday and though I was used to the pain, my grandfather and father decided they had enough of me dealing with this pain. So my dad calls UNLV dentist school and schedules an emergency extraction. I swore up and down it wasn’t that serious, I was fine, honestly! But they wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Why am I afraid of getting my tooth pulled? Well, I never liked the dentist. Ever. I’m afraid of needles, I’ve been having horrible reactions to painkillers and narcotics lately, I’m allergic to most common painkillers (for serious pain like getting your tooth pulled, ibuprofen is fine for me), and the dentist in Las Vegas don’t have the best reviews nor the nicest attitudes. I think the biggest reason I’m worried is the aftermath. How much pain will it be and for how long? I’ve heard the pain lasts for about a week when instructions are followed to a T, but will I have any complications? Will they wait until I’m fully numb to begin pulling or will they put me to sleep? Will I wake up if the latter? Will I have any permanent complications after the procedure?

As you can see, these things are very important problems and worries. I know I’m going to have to put work off for at least half this week but thankfully, blogs allow you to schedule posts.

One other thing that I’m worried about, which is truly funny when you think about it is how I am going to act on my way back to the house. I have seen horror videos of people having their tooth pulled then, because they are so drugged up, say the most embarrassing things! I know my family, if I am in the truck, crying and saying embarrassing stuff they WILL record it and post it online. I am so afraid of that happening, you have no idea. I don’t have horrible secrets or anything but I know I have a very wild imagination and I just don’t want to embarrass myself.

I ask for you all to wish me good and speedy recovery. I will give you all an update with my experience (on what I remember) when I am healed and able to think correctly again.

 

Stay safe, be happy.

Shai

 

 

#CGGS Is Official!

If you follow Elisabeth at Everything & Nothin’, then you know that Chubby Girl Gets Skinny is officially a group on facebook! If you don’t follow her, then you definitely should.

 

What is CGGS?

It’s a weight loss journey support group for plus size women wanting a healthier lifestyle. In the group, we support each other, encourage each other and enlighten each other about all things health and fitness! A lot of us at CGGS are big girls and are newbies at working out and eating right, but if you are more advance in that area definitely join us! Beginners and Experts are more than welcome.

CGGS is for all levels of fitness and health to join in supporting others who are trying to get a healthy lifestyle and holding each other accountable. I have tried so many times to lose weight and even share my journey online but I never received feedback or “good job!” so when the hard times came, I simply stopped. So far I have been going 4 weeks strong with my healthy lifestyle journey and it’s because I have Elisabeth rooting me on and counting on me to continue and not give up. We want to help you find that group, or person, that will encourage you to continue and work through your struggles!

How do I join and what do I do?

To join CGGS, you can simply join our facebook page! There you will have access to all our tips, resources, support, rantings and more on weight loss and eating healthy. If you are a blogger, go ahead and share your CGGS related posts on the FaceBook page to get extra readers and viewers! Yes, it’s a great way to promote your blog and that’s totally okay to do (as long as the posts are healthy lifestyle/weight loss related)!

Do I have to share Before and After pictures/share my measurements and weight?

No. If you are not comfortable at first sharing those facts, you definitely do not have to share them. But it is highly encouraged to share. It is a step out of your comfort zone, yes. You may feel embarrassed sharing those stats, you may even feel ashamed. We have all been there. The only reason I even posted my stats is because I read Elisabeth’s post and she had her stats up, front, and center. She inspired me to do the same. After all, we are all working to change our eating habits and be more physically active. We wont stay at our current stats forever (unless you are comfortable where you are at with your weight/size and just want to maintain that!).

Rules and Policies.

We have a few rules (what group doesn’t?) but they are only for your comfort and safety.

  1. Do not spam the group. You can share your eating habits throughout the day, you can give daily updates on your journey, you can post your pictures of before and after workouts. Do not post the same thing x times in a row. That is never amusing and it will get you kicked out of the group 🙁 We don’t want that.
  2. If you are looking to promote your blog with our FB page, then please be respectful and share only posts relating to eating healthy and finding a healthier you.
  3. Have fun, find confidence to share your journey, and be supportive. Do NOT bash on the other girls, no matter how big or small they are for sharing their journey. This is a support group. Not a hate group.

Why was CGGS created?

Honestly, Elisabeth started this as her own personal journey and I felt so inspired by it that I stole it. No, I’m kidding. I asked her if I could join her journey and keep her title of Chubby Girl Gets Skinny because I thought it was 1. Absolutely adorable. 2. Inspiring (I cannot stress enough how inspired I am by her, I know I sound like a broken record). and 3. I was really hoping she would read my weekly progress and encourage me to keep going (which she so sweetly did!). All in all, I stepped out of my comfort zone and asked her directly if we could make it a thing.

You can read Elisabeths reason for starting CGGS in the first place here.

Does it cost?

Nope! None. Nada. Nothing. No. Not at all! CGGS is completely free and we will even have chances for our members to win awesome FREE prizes in the future with succession of the group! So it costs nothing, you get great support, tips, tricks, recipes(healthy, of course), and you will eventually get to win awesome FREE stuff. Need another reason? Well if you have tried so many times, that you’ve lost count, to lose weight or find a healthier you and you’re ready to give up, dont. Join our group and we will do our best to inspire you to keep pushing on and find the healthier you you’ve been looking for.

Links to spread the word: (copied from Elisabeth’s Official Post)

  • Tweet the post to your Twitter Account (you can use any of the images with Buffer)
  • Tweet about the Facebook Group and use the link
  • Or simply copy and paste this pre-made tweet: Tired of failing at a healthy lifestyle? Join #CGGS today and finally achieve your goals! http://bit.ly/1TGM2wf #lifestyle #blogger
  • Use the CGGS logo at the top of the page and post to your Instagram
  • Mention the group on YouTube and link the Facebook Group in the description
  • Share the group to your Facebook Wall
  • Reblog this post on your blog
  • Write your own blog post about the group
  • Pin any of the images to your Pinterest boards
  • Add our Join #CGGS button to your blog. Click here to see how to do it! 

 

Click either button to join our group!

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Pin the below image to any of your Pinterest boards.

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