Tuesday, November 8, 2005

My current stats

Age: 25 and gorgeous
My height: 5'2''
Starting weight: 158 lbs
Today's weight: 154 lbs
Lbs to go: 24
Deadline: January 30, 2006
What u gon' do after: Lose 10 more!

I can do it. In the midst of holidays and birtdays (Zeke's and mine) I can do it. I need to make sure it's for the right reasons. Yall, I was up last night cooking so I wouldn't get out of my diet today or this week. Talk about paying the price to succeed! I kept smelling brocolis the whole night LOL... The result: I have healthy food for the whole day. I had to cook cause tonight we have Bible study and I want to be as successful as last week if not more (I had a cup of coffee and I stuck with my water last week). I want to walk again and keep up with my goal of walking 5 times this week.
I loved About Face! I often celebrate the fact that I don't watch TV often (maybe once or twice a week. When I do, I watch mostly documentaries or foreign movies). The media bombard us with images that can mess if you brain. Unreal images of a body you'll never have.
The first time in my life I decided to lose weight was after I noticed how much thiner Brazilian soap opera stars were becoming (that was around 1995). I went on diet and lost around 20 pounds by myself. My family always told me about my weight and my mom took me to a nutricionist once and that didn't help me because I was used to eating a lot. The second time we went to the nutricionist was after I lost all those pounds by myself. I decided I was going to eat less than the doctor prescribed me and I got down to 121 pounds in 1996. I used to participate in bets with high school friends of who would lose the most amount of weight that week. They encouraged me to go on but after I came to college it become more and more challenging. The bets were not bad, my friend taught me to love brocolis and lose weight the right way. The lowest in the scale I reached recently (summer 2004) was 138 lbs. I was working out hard and eating very, very healthy, doing stuff like South Beach and Slim Fast. I gain it all back once I started to solve some of my problems over cheese deep and a good shrimp quesadilla in grad school.
Here I am now! It's 2005. I have to celebrate the 4 pounds I lost. I'm happy about it. I still have a long journey but I dare not stop now. I want to lose weight to be more like me at 121 lbs. I won't be 16 again but I'm getting ready to be 26 and I need to be healthier. I don't want to look like a celebrity or a super model. Model of what? My model is Christ. I accept the body that God gave me and I want to look like me. My wedding is not even a motivation for this weight loss cause when it was I was not being successful at all. I guess something inside of me kept saying: it's gotta be more! I'm worth it. I want to look like Cintia, the healthy woman she is supposed to be. You go girl!
Breakfast
1 cup of cereal (Kashi good friends + Oats and more)
3 strawberries
1 banana
Light Soy Milk
Snack
2 cups of tea
Lunch
1 baked chicken thigh
1 cup of boiled veggies
5 grapes
1 cup of tea
Snack
1 cup of decaff coffee
Dinner
1 cup of creamed corn and veggies
1 cup of coffee
Water: 42 ounces
Walk: 2.4 miles