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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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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Chubby Girl Gets Skinny: Hello Lovely! week 4

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 24 years old…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!


STATS:

Heaviest weight: 230lbs                                Largest size: 18-20

Current weight: 213lbs                                  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:
    • didn’t eat breakfast
    • Beef roast soup.
    • Pasta with turkey & broccoli
      • Rest Day
  • Monday:
    • a few BBQ chips
    • Pasta
    • BBQ (Memorial day!)
      • Walked

 

  • Tuesday:
    • Banana
    • Chips
    • Left over bbq
      • Jogged and waist trained

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Almonds
    • Yogurt and almonds
    • Turkey burger with chips
      • Jogged. Walked.

 

  • Thursday:
    • ChoBani Peanut Butter Dream Flip Yogurt w/ handful of almonds
    • Pizza Bagel
    • almonds for a quick snack
    • Lemon Pepper Salmon, Couscous, Cooked Asapargus with Cherry tomatos
      • Light walking while grocery shopping.

 

  • Friday:
    • tofurky sandwich with chips and a banana.
    • Boiled chicken breast salad with almonds, strawberries, and avocado. Balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
    • Baked Cod with small salad, baked sweet potato, and a small helping of hamburger helper.
    • Oreos and milk.
      • no workout

 

  • Saturday:
    • ChoBani PB Dream Flip yogurt
    • Banana
    • Sesame tofu mix with rice and veggies (I can do a recipe post about this, if you would like!), this was actually a meal prep!
      • Light activity at the park.

REFLECTION:

I have lost another two pounds!!!! I am so excited and ready to keep going. I do believe, that I will lose another 2 pounds each week if I continue my journey with determination. In the last four weeks I started at 215lbs, I gained 4 pounds, reaching 219lbs in between week one and two, and now I am down to 213lbs! So I have lost a total of 6 pounds in four weeks!!! That doesn’t seem  like much but for me, it’s a huge deal. It was consistent, I stayed strong and honest with myself. I am closer to my weight goal. I feel so good! I’m not sure how week 5 will turn out because I am getting my wisdom tooth pulled so I won’t be eating much, but that also means I won’t be doing any exercise. We shall see how week 5 turns out.

Photos for the foodies!

 

Don’t forget to check out Elisabeths’ CGGS Journey!

Happy Days!

Shai

Chubby Girl Gets Skinny: Hello Lovely! 3

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 24 years old…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!


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:
    • Smoked Sausage, pancake, tofu.
    • 100% whole grain pasta with tomatoes
    • Ribs with potato salad
      • Rest Day

 

  • Tuesday:
    • Scone
    • Banana Shake (mid morning snack)
    • Creamy chicken and wild rice soup with saltine crackers
    • Chicken Enchilladas
      • Jogged and waist trained

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Another scone (pretty much my breakfast every morning this week lol)
    • Almonds (mid morning snack)
    • Chicken enchilladas
    • Didn’t record dinner
      • Jogged. Waist trained. Squats. Arm lifts..

 

  • Thursday:
    • Nothing to log – I was so busy getting ready for my weekend getaway I forgot to log

 

  • Friday:
    • No workouts to log, was traveling this day. Had Filet-O-Fish, fries, and Hi-C from McDonalds for dinner.

 

  • Saturday:
    • Lots of walking around LA, but no other exercise to record. Snacked on almonds all day then had Taco Bell for dinner.

Reflection:

This week was hectic. I had a lot to get done (which I did accomplish, yay!) and I was dealing with my business work. My family and I traveled to LA for The Voice Auditions and the trip was…..an experience. I am going to write all about my trip and post it this week! My choices of food weren’t the best this week but I had small portions of everything and I still managed to get walking in every day which reflects in my weight! In my last CGGS post, I was 217,  I am happy to announce that I am back at my starting weight of 215lbs! I was shocked to find that I had still lost weight. I expected to not have lost anything but two pounds make me happy! This is still a huge process and I will have my ups and downs but I am happy to be seeing constant progress within myself and on the scale!

Photos for the foodies!

 

Don’t forget to check out Elisabeths’ CGGS Journey!

Happy Days!

Shai

Chubby Girl Gets Skinny: Hello Lovely! 2

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 24 years old…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!


Stats:

Heaviest weight: 230lbs                                Largest size: 18-20

Current weight: 217lbs                                  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:
    • Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pancake with 2 slices of Bacon
    • Cheez-its
    • Spaghetti with french bread
      • walked 20 minutes
  • Monday:
    • Banana Shake with chia seeds
    • 4 pieces of twizzlers
    • chicken breast, grilled with cut broccoli and baked sweet potato
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  • Tuesday:
    • Whole Mango, water, Roasted salted almonds
    • left over spaghetti
    • Turkey Burger with romaine lettuce, two tomato slices, feta cheese, tomato and avocado dressing and spicy brown mustard.
      • 25 squats. Jogged 3 laps around the block with moderate walking.
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  • Wednesday:
    • boiled egg with whole wheat bread
    • turkey burger (same as Tuesday night)
    • chicken and tomato and mushroom with whole wheat pasta
      • jogged around the block 4 times, arm lifting, squats, and russian twists.
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  • Thursday:
    • Scrambled egg with grilled asparagus, mushrooms, cherry tomato and smoked sausage.
    • licorice
    • grilled chicken breast, grilled asparagus, uncle bens ready chicken rice.
      • Jogged 2 laps around the block. Walked for 2 more laps. 17 squats, arm lifting, russian twists.
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  • Friday:
    • Smoked Sausage. 2 pieces of cinnamon bread.
    • Banana PB Shake with chia seeds
    • Grilled Chicken Breast, Uncle Bens Ready chicken flavored rice with brussel sprouts.
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  • Saturday:
    • Smoked sausage, scrambled tofu ( slightly different from my Tofu Scramble), and one pancake.
    • Turkey burger with romaine lettuce, and spicy brown mustard.
    • Pan grilled chicken breast in roasted tomato juice with roasted tomatoes and garlic skinny spaghetti with cherry tomatoes.
      • Light walking while shopping + 15 minute walk around the block.

Reflection:

Well if you read my 1.5 CGGS:HL post you will see that I gained weight. I have good news. I lost weight also! I am now at 217lbs!!! It is not much but it is a small victory for my hard work that I have been putting in. To reward myself, I bought this beautiful bathing suit from Amazon and it was only $25!!!

Photos for the foodies!

Don’t forget to check out Elisabeths’ CGGS Journey!

Happy Days!

Shai

 

Chubby Girl Gets Skinny: Hello Lovely! 1.5

Hello Dolls and Kens.

Today I wanted to speak about my weight loss journey and a few road bumps that I battle with on a pretty constant rate. Fluctuating weight.

I have always had this problem. It’s never been drastic but it’s enough(on the scale) to bring me down or bring me up. It has been two full weeks of my getting-in-shape-and-eating-healthy lifestyle and I have to admit, I’ve done pretty well. Yes, I’ve had some not so healthy meals or snacks but I’ve kept my portions pretty well maintained and have worked out everyday, even if just a little bit. I weighed myself this past Saturday to have an accurate weight for my initial CGGS:HL post and I was 215lbs. I weighed myself today (something was telling me not too, I should have listened) and I’m at 219.5 pounds. This shouldn’t upset me as I am used to this thing happening.

I will magically lose 5 or so pounds one week, or at the very beginning of working out and eating healthy, then the next week I will have gained not only the lost pounds but 5 extra pounds on top of that. As I said before, this is something that has been happening for a long time. I should be used to it. Am I? Nope. Not one bit. I understand weight does that sometime and it could be muscle weight that I am gaining but it’s still a let down to see that weight come back before I even see a significant change in my body (for the better). I didn’t eat that healthy today, granted, but I still counted my calories and I am only over my goal by 200. That can’t add 5 pounds back on the body. One pound is equal to 3500 calories, from what I hear. So what is going on? Why is this happening? I’m not stressed. I work out. I eat right. What’s the deal???

I know that this is only a part of my journey but I can’t help but get frustrated by what I see. I feel healthier but I see more than what I started with. I just have to continue practicing to accept things that I cannot control and deal with them as they come. I am still a work in progress. 

 

On that note, I’ll be going. Talk to you all in my next post!

Stay happy. Live. Love. Laugh.

Shai

Chubby Girl Gets Skinny: Hello Lovely! Initial post

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 24 years old…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!


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:
    • I had my Tofu Scramble with bacon for breakfast.
    • Panera Bread: Full Chicken Avocado salad with full size creamy chicken and wild rice soup. Both came with a side of their french baguette (that is my weakness, I promise you omg).
      • Rest Day
  • Monday:
    • I forgot what I had. I didn’t log this day.
      • Walked a mile
  • Tuesday:
    • Banana Shake
    • Oven fried Chicken thighs, brussel sprouts, mashed potatos. Very small portions, 1 small thigh. I wasn’t feeling so great this day.
      • walked and jogged for about 10 minutes

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Tofu Scramble with bacon. Coconut water.
    • Leftover Oven Fried Chicken thighs (2 small thighs), brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes.
    • Sloppy Joes (1 sloppy joe burger)
      • Jogged around the block. About 10 minutes. Slow pace.

 

  • Thursday:
    • Bananas and cream oatmeal w/a spoonful of PB and some chia seeds.
    • Banana PB Shake, lays chips, one whole avocado (I had a weird craving for this)
    • Panera Bread: Full Chicken Caesar Salad with french baguette
      • Jogged about 10 minutes. Slow pace.

 

  • Friday:
    • Avocado with toast (2 slices of wheat bread), black pepper.
    • Banana PB Shake with chia seeds
    • Chicken Nuggets and Curly Fries (frozen)
      • Jogged about 7 minutes. Medium pace.

 

  • Saturday:
    • Strawberries and cream oatmeal (2 packs) made with almond milk.
    • Mango smoothie with a handful roasted sea salt almonds.
    • Grilled BBQ Hot Dogs (2) with a layz wavy plain chips.
      • Aerobics & Jogged. 30 minutes total. Burned 301 calories.

Reflection:

I did better this week than I have in a very long time. I pushed myself and went further and I actually feel great. My legs are sore but my body feels really good. I had some not-so-healthy foods this week but I didn’t have much of a choice on those select days. I did try to stay well portioned though!

Photos for the foodies!

 

Don’t forget to check out Elisabeths’ CGGS Journey!

Happy Days!

Shai