Thursday, 15 May 2014

First Weigh in!

Hey Everyone,

So I know it's been a while. I travelled in Canada a lot this month and with school things have been hectic. I had my first weigh in today and it was great! The doctor was AMAZING! I can't remember her name right now (i'll get it later) but she was so happy, informative, and encouraging. So here are my stats:

Starting Weight: 187.5 lbs
Current Weight: 181.0 lbs
Goal Weight: 140.0 lbs
Current BMI: 30.6
Goal BMI: 22-25
Current Fat Mass: 41.6%
Goal Fat Mass: 30.0%

So I will say I had some ruff patches and some great times. Its definitely a lifestyle anyone can take on. You never have to feel hungry and you actually lose FAT from this. My only real hiccup was learning how to make more meat dishes. For the first time in my life I made ribs!! Next week I will be making bbq chicken and meatballs! I found awesome sauces at the Dr. Poon grocery store that will work well as substitutes. They have less sugar and no preservative. This is awesome because with all my food allergies I don't have to worry about eating things that will make me sick. Most of the product are clear of all those horrible additives and unhealthy ingredients.


Well this week Aunty flow came and the cravings are real! We're allowed to drink Diet coke and they do have some chocolate Dr. Poon approved snack bars and cookies so THANK YOU LORD! But the challenge was eating the allowed amount and not the whole box, LOL. I did fail a few times and got discouraged, but thankfully I'm linked into the Facebook group and they helped me a lot because a lot of women go through it as well. I will just learn to manage it by drinking more and filling up on more meats and veggies.


Out of the 6.5 lbs i lost 5 of them were fat! That is amazing. A lot of people lose mostly water in the first 2 weeks, so the fact that I lost majority fat I was so happy! I start my T25 this weekend so I'm hoping by my next weigh in the fat number will be higher!

I will try to post more recipes for you all! Till next time...

Grace + Peace

Monday, 7 April 2014

Dr. Poon: First Appointment

Hey Loves,

So today was my first appointment! It seems like just yesterday I decided to do this diet. When I entered the clinic I was surprised to find inside to be very professional and clean. The receptionists were so welcoming and warm. One receptionist handed me the forms to fill out and asked me for my health card. One thing i did notice is that you must have a BMI of 30 and over. I barely made it in with a BMI of 31.7!  I was so nervous! lol. Also you must have at least on of the listed illnesses or risk of the illness (family history) to qualify (which they don't verify so i don't know why they ask).

It wasn't much longer and I was called to the next stage. I noticed that they move pretty quick not in a rushed manner, but just in a efficient and organized manner. I was again greeted by a warm and friendly woman who took my blood pressure and height. I then was told to step on a machine that took my states (see picture below). I was then escorted to a clean bright room and waited for about 15 minutes. A woman (gorgeous i might add) walked in bright and bubbly. She was so nice and ran through all the information. I will say that I felt a little rushed and she didn't ask me about my goals, or my history. Now I totally get it when other bloggers said they felt cared for and that their doctors took time with them. I wish I had that experience. Hopefully the next appointment with another doctor goes better.

So far I'm anxious to see how this all plays out. I'm going shopping tonight and will probably start on Wednesday or Thursday. The grocery store they have in the office had a lot of good products. I'm probably going to stop by there on Thursday for some snacks and condiments. I know breakfast will be my largest challenge!

Anyways, I will report back perhaps mid way to tell you how i'm fairing.

Ps. I finally got T25! so I will be starting that on Thursday as well.


Monday, 31 March 2014

Searched all over... Can't find nobody

Hey loves,

So I'm having a bad morning. Why? Well I think anyone who couldn't find anything to wear because their clothes either don't fit at all or if they manage to get it on, make them look like a stuffed Italian sausage and quite frankly that's not really the look I'm going for.

As I walked to the bus I'm some what thankful it's still cold and I can hide my weight behind my jacket. I say somewhat because like my clothes my jacket is fitting too snug, smh. 

Anyways, as I walk I feel like calling someone to cry with and as I think about all my close friend not one of them struggle with being over weight. I then feel a feeling of desperation and settle for even a possible acquaintance--none. 

I am the only over weight one? Sadly enough, I am. How does this make me feel? I'm not sure right now, part if me finds this ridiculously funny, and part of me is okay with it. I know that just because I may be the biggest out of all my girlfriends, it doesn't mean they don't have issues with how their body looks or their health. Slim people fill up the gyms and doctors offices too. 

I just came to the realization that this is between me and me, and me and God. I need to do this alone if I want to get it done. I can't look for motivation outside of my own self because when those motivations die off what next? Even when I look within my own life my strength is strictly from The Lord. I've realize that a lot of my issues are dealt with food and not prayer. I need to tackle my unhappiness, frustrations, hurts and pains, knowing that God is more than able to heal me, strengthen me, and love me through it. 

So while I may not have a girlfriend to call and lement about my fat I do have my hope that soon and very soon I won't have any fat to even lement about! 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Fed up over weight girl

I'm in my bed thinking about April 9th. That's the day my new weight loss journey begins. But for some reason this sense of fear is in me. I feel like this is my last chance to get this right. The past 1 year for some reason my body (mostly my mind) does not want to cooperate. 

Do you ever feel like you just might not make it? The thoughts of being overweight this summer is paralyzing. 

I don't want to hide behind long, loose granny dresses, or have to wear blazers to cover my bulges. I HAVE TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT. It's do or die time.

These are my thought before I pray and then go to bed. Goodnight. 

Yours truly,
Fed up over weight girl

Make it a happy one :D

Decided on Dr. Poon

Hey ya'll!

So for months now i've heard about the doctor Poon Metabolic Clinics and all the success stories but was skeptical. The diet is a metabolic diet. You will focuses more on quality vs. quantity of food. It's high protein, low carb, and low sugar. 

Dr. Poon's Website

I lost 60 pounds back in 2011 but due to stress I put back on about 40 of those pounds in 2013/14. For some reason I can't seems to get it off this time around. I just don't have the drive to work out and  research methods of eating a way that my body responds to. Well Last month i was feeling a lot of pain and went to the doctor. I did a ultra sound and come to find out I have a 3cm cyst on one of my ovaries. IT TIME FOR CHANGE! I know for a fact this is due to the hormonal changes I'm going thorough due to my horrible eating, lack of exercise, and weight gain. 

I went to the walk in clinic that i've been going to years and got a referral. I had to do blood work and once the results came back then faxed it off to Dr. Poons clinic and surprisingly they called me back the next day (A SATURDAY!). I have an appointment set for April 9th and boy am I excited! All the reviews, comments, blogs from people on this diet rav about the success they've experienced. 

My concerns? Well i am a CARB-A-HOLIC! gurlllll, i love me some rice, cakes, cookies, bread! This diet focuses more on veggies and meats from what I hear. The information on the actually diet is very slim as confidentiality is major when you sign-up. But the great thing is I know complex carbs are not good for me anyways, so i'm looking forward to weening off of them. so anyways let me get to my stats:

SW (Starting weight): 187.2lbs

GW (Goal Weight): 140.0 lbs
Breast: 35
waist: 34
Height 5'6

I am pear shaped so I carry a lot of my weight in my hips and bum (which I am totally happy with that, LOL!)

Find your body shape

One more thing, I have A LOT of food allergies and suffer from the effects of that. I have extreme bloating, water retention, skin problems, low density hair, low immune system, and extreme fatigue. I am looking forward to getting rid of this symptoms just as much as the weight loss! 

Pray for me ya'll! I will get back to you and let you know how my appointment went!