Thursday, March 22, 2012

Losing Weight is HARD

ahhhhhhhhhh, why can't losing weight be easy? I was so motivated and now I've lost it and need to find it again. I'm disgusted with myself! I ate a big ole greasy hamburger tonight and and fries. Three weeks ago I'd have scoffed at myself... I need to find my inner strength and get back in the boat. It's time to go back to my plan, read my reasons I want to lose weight, and get serious again. I don't want to be the one left behind while everyone else is losing weight. I don't want to be the one mad at myself because I didn't do what I am capable of.

I have a 5k run a week from Saturday. It's time to get back outside and run. At least I have something to work towards. I paid for the run, by gosh I better go RUN!

I will lose this weight. I am not going to let this detour stop me. I won't! I've lost 15 pounds. I cannot gain that back. I CANNOT.

PHEW... now hopefully, after this rant, I will get back in the boat. Sometimes, you just have to be honest with yourself. I haven't been lately, I've been slacking. I feel bad about it. It makes me mad at myself.

I am always so much happier when I workout. I did run 3 miles last Sunday, but its not enough. I need to be doing some 5 days a week. :-) I've done it before, I can do it again!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


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I fell off the wagon

This week I fell off the wagon. Eating and exercising went out the window! But I am ready to get back in the boat tomorrow. I miss the gym and I think not working out has made me moody. LOL

Also I haven't been blogging, which is BAD. How can I stay committed without doing my blogging, exercise, eating, and my fitness pal. Bahhh..... I"VE BEEN A SLACKER

But, I am going to get back on track. Sometimes detours happen.

In other news I recently decided to become an Independent Consultant with Pink Zebra. I now sale candles made for soy. I can't wait to get my kit and introduce it to the people around me. I hope I'm as successful in it as I want to be.

Anyway, I will try to write again soon. much love ***Casey***

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hello March!

Hello to a new MONTH ;-) In 8 more days I will have been working out and eating right for 2 months! I can't wait to weigh in, do my measurements and feel successful!! haha ;-)

Currently I have a short term goal is to be 160 by April 1st. Right now I am swinging between 167 to 168 and than once i reach that I would like to be 150 by graduation on May 11. Hope I can get there!!

Today I ran along the country roads and enjoyed the weather. It was so nice! I ran 4.8 miles and I felt so much stronger going up the hills. I think I am getting there!

I signed up for my first 5k of the year. It will be March 31st in Salina. My goal is to do one a month if there are within decent driving distance! (with the exception of the KC color run)

Also in October there is a Maniac 5k that is an obstacle course. I'm thinking it will be the next event I try to "rope" people into doing with me! woot woot!! (get excited! more details to come!!)

Also, if you haven't heard My family and a few friends are running a 5K with me in June called the color run. Our team name is "roped runners" because I roped everyone into doing it! woohoo!!!

Well I'm heading to bed for the night. Until next time! Casey

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Advice from The Dr. Oz Show

1) Don't drink Diet pop, the artificial sweetener makes you want to eat more sweets and junk foods because it doesn't satisfy your cravings for sweets.

2) The more calories you cut the more weight you will lose --- If you try to lose to much your body will go into starvation mode and your body will stop using calories. He recommends losing 500 calories a day. If you lose 3500 calories a week you will lose a pound a week.

3) Pasta/Carbs making me fat? Pasta is not a problem by itself but its all the stuff we add to it. The cheese and the sauce. Plus we are eating the incorrect amount. The amount you should eat is enough to fit in the hole when you make the A- Ok sign.

4) Eating after 8 will make you gain weight? The avg woman should consume 1800 to 2000 calories a day. Most people that eat after 8 have all ready consumed past there calorie limit and the foods they eat after ate are usually snacks. So it's not the time of day that makes you gain weight, its eating past your calorie intake.

5) Reduced fat product help you lose weight? this is a myth! He used PB as an example. The reduced fat has the same calories but they add 2x as much carbs and it contains hydrogenated vegetable oil which is a trans fat that is the primary source of artery clogging fats.

6) Dr Oz says to use Rice Bran oil because it is the healthiest oil and it may help you lose weight.

That's the advice he gave on yesterday's show. Hopefully it will help! He also had these healthy foods to try.....

Superfoods to Keep you YOUNG!
*To age gracefully eat Black Garlic (more expensive but doesn't have the smell of regular garlic)
*To help with Crows feet eat Jicama, excellent source of vitamin C, boosts collagen and fights wrinkles
*To help with Under eye circles eat Jerusalem Artichokes. They have 5x more iron than potatoes and fades the appearance of under eye circles (you get those circles more when you are lacking iron)
*Eat Purslane it contains omega's fatty acids, reduces heart disease & stroke risks
*To lower cholesterol use Sunflower Seed Butter it is rich in polyunsaturated fats

I try to find healthy tips to help us all. Anything diet and exercise related I enjoy reading up on. I want to lead a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life. I'm not stopping once I lose the weight. This is a lifestyle change because I want my kids to grow up healthy and they won't learn unless I teach them and follow a healthy lifestyle!

So now I am going to hit the country roads and go for a run!! I stepped on the scale this morning and it said 167. But I am going with 168 since it said that yesterday. If it still says 167 tomorrow than I'll change it. It seems like I am really losing weight fast this week. I don't know if its because I didn't lose for like a week and its catching up or is it that xygn pill? I just hope after I finish those samples I don't see the scale go up. It makes me nervous. I hope its just because I am working hard and eating right!! ahhhhhhhhh, i just really like seeing the scale go DOWN!!! lol

Til next time! Casey

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I feel successful!

This morning I stepped on the scale and for the first time it was said 168.8!!! I could have jumped up and down when I saw that. I haven't updated myfitnesspal with it yet because I want to step on the scale and make sure it still says that tomorrow. But it was the first time its been out of the 70s and I feel amazing. I am getting there. When I hit the 50s I'm going to be on cloud 9. THe lowest I have been since I had kohl is 156. When I get there you all better watch out! lol.

Anyway, I took Xygular's pill "xygn" yesterday. I didn't notice much of a difference. It doesn't settle to well on my empty stomach yet. I think it gives me a bit of a headache at first. Like I took it this morning and my head kind of hurts. I am fixing to work out here and I'll see if it doesn't any better than yesterday but I don't think it helped yesterday. I usually fill sluggish on Mondays and I still felt sluggish!

I have evening clinical's tonight so I have to work out and than I have pictures for school around 11. So my morning is slipping away from me. I better get moving. But I wanted to update you all on my thoughts. Ohhhhhhh and the Flush pill did not make me poo like crazy, and I didn't feel bloated. So maybe it works? Anyway, I'll update again soon! Love, Casey

PS: good Luck Gma Wymore with your weigh in today!! Hope the jogging suits worked there magic for ya!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Today a friend of mine invited me to pizza hut to listen to her and another gal about a product they are taking. It's called Xyngular and it is helping them to lose weight. They showed before and after pictures and you could see they were having success. They let us taste the products and they tasted fairly good. They gave us some samples of the pills to try as well.

On our pizza they sprinkled it with this stuff called "cheat" It's suppose to help you eat 25% less calories. I only at one slice and didn't feel the need for more. We took a shot of juice that has 22 antioxidants in it, and we tried the shakes. We tried the shake with water and with skim milk. I actually liked it with skim milk. She added cinamon and it reminded me of a mexican rice drink I've had before. We also were given a pill called accelerate. I took it after I ate and than worked out. It was suppose to help me burn more calories while I worked out. And to be honest I felt good while I ran.

Tonight I'm taking a pill called "flush" its suppose to help my colon. THey say its doesn't make you crap all over but helps get your colon healthy. YOu take it at night, so tomorrow I'll let you know if I'm pooping like crazy, haha.

Tomorrow I am to try a pill call xygn. It is suppose to give me energy and help curb the appetite. My friends grandma took it and than went and painted the ceiling in her basement. So I'm curious to see what it does tomorrow.

Overall I am satisfied with how I am losing weight and I don't feel that I need a product to help me. But I wouldn't mind an energy boost. I'm doing some research on it to see what I really think. I did not buy anything but if I like my results this week, I may be tempted. I think what tempts me more is selling it to other people and making money off it, lol! But who knows if I have time for that!

Anyway, I enjoyed a 4 mile run at the track tonight and I'm looking forward to working out tomorrow and seeing what xygn does for me at the gym. Love to all! ~Casey