Friday, October 26, 2012


It has been awhile since I updated sorry!!! 1/2 half of the semester is in full swing so I got really busy!! Still am!

AM Wt.  168 lbs

I caught up with a buddy of mine and we went to this great sushi place. I haven't seen her in 4 years so it's so awesome getting the chance to hang out with her again
This one is taken in front of the restaurant. I was sort of anxious because I was in a middle of my program and the last thing I need was yummy food being paraded in front my face. But suprisingly, I ate minimally and I honestly haven't been doing my program.. so my weight kept on fluctuating between 170-168.. but that's just how my body goes all the time, so nothing out of the ordinary.

Anyway, I really want to lose more weight before I see the T's family for christmas. I want to look cute. I've been eating bad again or should I say -- I have only put in 50% in this program.

I hope everyone is having a great weeK!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

French Toast

Phase 2 Day 5
AM Wt - 169.4 (no change, but lost 1/2" in arms and waist)

The exercise definately makes me hungrier as expected. I made some homemade chicken enchiladas last night and had 1 enchilada. I deviated from the plan therefore I reap what I sow.

I will be more precise today.

Lots of reading to do (not looking forward to it) and I've got endless papers to write. This course has 7 more weeks to go and I know it's going to be the longest 7 weeks of my life

I can't believe I'm almost there. After this, I'll be in 4th semester and graduating June. I can't wait. Then it's just the NCLEX to worry about.

I hope eveything is having a fantastic week!

Stay strong and focused!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chicken Nuggets

Phase 2 - Day 3
AM Wt - 169.4 (-2.6 since Preload II )


The title depicts exactly what I'm craving right now. Ugh... real chicken or not.. I love chicken nuggets.  But if I really want to instill good eating habits I need to exercise LOTS and LOTS of discipline

I was just at the store this afternoon and you see all these halloween items from cookies, cupcakes, and decorations are everywhere. Even Christmas!

The big thing about the holidays for me is baking and it's that time of year again. I literally had to stop myself from buying baking ingredients because I honestly don't want them in my kitchen, because I know what's going to happen -- I will eat them

Anyway, exercised yesterday and I can honestly say it totally helped with the side effects of my program. No headaches since I started running.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cakepops are Evil

Phase 1 - Day 2
AM Wt - 171.0 (-1.8 since Preload II)

Has anyone ever tried the Starbuck's birthday cakepops (the pink ones with white sprinkles? Wow. They are amazing. simply evil little things.

Despite my better judgement, I had one today. Yes, I'm confessing my sins for giving in and having one of these suckers.

 I know I pretty much screwed myself over by having this desert and I'm paying for it right now because I feel the sugar rush.

I ran for 30 minutes yesterday which really helped me sleep a whole lot better. I'm going to try my best to continue doing that during the semester. The workload is not as crazy, so I think I can squeeze in some workouts during the week.

I hope everyone is having a good one so far!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Feeling Crazy by the Minute

Phase 1 - Day 6 1
AM Wt - 172.0 (-0.8 since Preload II)

Okay little update. Celebrated my birthday along with my brother's last Saturday at this Fabulous... FABULOUS! Korean BBQ. Long story short the diet went off the door.

These were just a few of the snapshots of what we had. I didn't get the chance to take a picture of their awesome side buffet.

I rebooted and did the preload again that day and sunday. So I'm back in square one today.

 I noticed that the side reactions are minimal when I do something active. So I reactivated my gym membership and went for a run today.

I feel fanta-bulous.

Tomorrow is Day 2 of Psych clnical. I'm a little apprehensive because of all the talk about safety and making sure nobody gets stabbed, stranged, or hurt. I'm like.. WTF? I wasn't scared till this kind of talk started in the orientation.

On a lighter note, I passed PEDS! yay! I haven't gotten the final grades for the class just yet, but I'm hoping I got an A in the class

Happy Monday all!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ah the long needed break!

Phase 2 - Day 4
AM Wt - 170.0 (-0.8 since Preload)

Pretty suprised this morning. I didn't expect the weight to stabilize at 170 especially having going off the plan for a day because there's no way I would be able to survive finals week and starting the program concurrently.

Today is the first day of a much needed respite. I'm off the visit the family I haven't seen them since June so I'm looking forward to it. This is somewhat of a belated birthday party I didn't get to do since I had finals week.

Anyay, I'm in a good mood and I'm planning on staying that way

First day of Psych clinical is Monday -- uhg. I haven't read the syllabus yet. But! I'm not going to worry about it today.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Exhausted -- Need to Push Through

Phase 2 Day 3

AM Wt - 170.0 (-0.8 since Preload)


Last Final for the first half of the semester. Woo-yee. I'm going to go over there and take that test -- Gangnam Style! lol (I love that song! I don't understand it, but the beat is sick! haha)

Blood pressure this morning is 129/79 -- way high for my taste. I'm usually 117/78 so I'm a bit concerned. I've been feeling under the weather since Wednesday, so I stopped the program and ate normally yesterday. I figured my brain will thank me since it needs all the easy glucose it can get, without having to convert any from the reserves

Yes I'm such a freaking nerd. But that's just how I am so deal with it! jk :) hehe

Anyway, I'm hoping I didn't catch anything viral since I'm have the classic signs of "I'm-about-to-get-the-flu" symptoms. Frack! and I had my flu shot too, what a waste of $40.

Weight-wise I have a feeling it would have been much lower if I hadn't deviated from the program. Oh well, I'm not gonna think about it much, I've got bigger fish to fry this morning

Happy Friday Everyone! Stay strong and gorgeous :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rough Night

Phase 2 - Day 2

Am Weight - 170.4 lbs (-0.4 lbs since Preload)


The series of events yesterday probably was a huge factor that contribute to the headaches and mild anxiety at 2am. I had 2 major test yesterday (another tomorrow -- last one! woo-hoo!) so I was mentally drained and coupled with not being able to eat due to crazy schedule = headache.

I was clearly exhibiting signs some sort of hypoglycemia because I was cold but the headache was a bitch. A measly apple and some raw nuts was not enough to see me through yesterday. Even with the 6 oz baked chicken and asparagus for dinner. It's definately a side effect. Add the increase of heart rate and mild anxiety to that list

Is -0.4 really worth it? Perhaps.

I woke up this morning with a miniscle "hangover" I'm looking forward for breakfast to clear my foggy head and start my day -- Studying.

PS. The weight fluctuates from 170 to 173. That sounds about how my body "rolls".. lol  No cigar till I passed 169

Jewelz! my friend -- Vietnamese food is awesome! I like their soup noodle concoction called "Pho" and it's basically vermicelli noodles with some yummy broth and you can choose from beef, chicken, seafood. I usually order the bun noodle salad -- sooo yummy!

It's my all-time favorite sometimes they put an egg roll on the top with that spicy-sweet chilli sauce. Agh! You're making me hungry! hehe

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Game Day 1

Game Day 1 - Phase 2

October 10, 2012

Weight - 171.8 lbs

Waist - 38 inches

Bust - 41 inches

L Thigh - 24 inches

L Arm - 14 inches


The gain was justifiable. Last hurrah was yesterday and had some yummy Vietnamese food with hubby for birthday dinner. I also had 2 pieces of cheesecake. So go figure.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Preload Day 2

Measurements :

AM Weight - 170.8


The weight fluctuated between 172.4 to 170.8 this morning. After stuffing oneself with food, I'd say that was to be expected.

Finished 1st loading phase yesterday. I have to say, it was a lot harder than I initially thought it would be --- eating stuff that I'm not supposed to eat.

 I felt icky after the McDonald's breakfast, so I was full through out the day. I didn't feel the need to snack till around 230ish in the afternoon, where I decided to eat about an four-2 inch pieces of left over porterhouse steak. I was drinking fluids and in addition to the coffee drink it filled me up.

I felt some energy to do stuff but I didn't workout because I am grounded to my desk cramming for the finals. I don't know if it's the drops or my contacts, but it's hard to concentrate all morning because honestly I'd rather do something else.

Heartrate felt fast. But it could be the coffee. I just have this weird I need to run and do something. I'm excited kind of feeling?!  lol

Today is my birthday -- turning the big 32. I'm sad. only because I'm here studying instead of doing something fun.

I'll get over it :)

Goals for today

Plan ahead with what time I'd take it and eat.. there's suppose to be a 30 minute before and after interval.

Drink water -- 3 liters. That sounds sooo much! hopefully I'll manage it today.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Preload Measurements

Phase 1 - Day 1

October 8, 2012

Weight - 170.8 lbs ( haha I actually lost 2 lbs from the last time I weighed in)

Waist - 38 inches

Bust - 41 inches

L Thigh -  24 inches

L Arm - 14 inches

McDonald's McGriddle with bacon, egg and cheese
1 hashbrown
1 large caramel frappee

I feel disgusting.

steak salad
1 cup of cottage cheese

3 oz of porktenderloin

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Final Stretch for Peds

2 major finals this week. 2 days off. Psych next.

For some reason, I have no motivation whatsoever to do anything -- which is scary. I got about 2 more days to study for one final and 1.5 days to study for another.

I hate school. I want to graduate NOW! haha