February 23, 2009

KILL THE FAT - Stop Grazing

I'm looking into getting one of these to help me reduce my grass intake! To be totally fit by May I'm thinking more drastic measures may be in order!

I guess I just need to be patient and not watch TV. I see all those skinny girls on there and it makes me depressed. But seriously, I am starting to see results. I can feel my muscles starting to resurface and my pants are not quite as tight!

Kassi has come up with a training package that will be offered to you on-line. The one she did for me is my weight loss bible! How it works: She will send you a questionnaire to fill out that will give her an idea of where you are physically and what your goals are. She will then make a customized plan to help you loose weight and get in shape fast. The program includes a calorie intake chart, a daily workout schedule with recommended workouts, meal ideas, and a few exercises to get you toned and fit. This plan runs $25. If you want something a little more involved, for example - checking in with her weekly to see if you are reaching your goals, and having her modify your program to fit your needs according to your progress, then she can do that! Just let her know. Trust me - if you follow her plan you're going to get results! If you are interested in purchasing a package email me at vintagechicboutique@comcast.net and I'll send you her contact info.

I have some great tips for you from Kassi's personal journal. I thought I would share one with you each week I have found them all to be very helpful, especially this first one:

QUIT GRAZING, NO LATE NIGHT NOSHING: Eat full meals and then be done until the next meal. Constant incoming food to the digestive system can be hard on the body. Late night eating interferes with your sleep and relaxation.

I have decided that I hate posting my stats. What was I thinking??? Oh well...here they are.

Week 1:
  • gained 1 pound
  • chest: 34"
  • stomach: 33"
  • Hips: 36"
  • Thighs - Right: 21 1/2" Left: 22
  • Arms - Right: 11" Left: 10"

Week 2:
  • lost 2 pounds
  • chest: 34"
  • stomach: 33"
  • Hips: 36"
  • Thighs - Right: 21" Left: 21 1/2"
  • Arms - Right: 11" Left: 10"

Week 3:
  • lost 1 pound
  • chest: 33 1/2"
  • stomach: 33"
  • Hips: 36 1/2"...what the heck!
  • Thighs - Right: 20 1/2" Left: 21 1/2"
  • Arms - Right: 11" Left: 10"

Week 4: SICK

Week 5:
  • Gained back all the weight from when I was sick!
  • chest: 33
  • stomach: 32
  • hips: 36 1/2
  • thighs: Right: 20 1/2 Left: 21
  • arms: Right: 10 Left: 10 1/2 YAY! I have not been a fan of my arms.


Kara said...

Ok, so why is it everyone has said 6 or so small meals a day? I'm confused. Just so your not starving before the next meal.

Heather said...

Love the new logo banner. That looks great!

Chelsea said...

Thanks Heather:)

Kara, I'll ask Kassi about that, because I have always heard that too. I hate eating 6 small meals a day. I don't have time for that!


kassie said...

3 or 6 meals a day??
This is a very good question! But I can’t give you a straight answer, because there is not exactly a set way for everyone to follow. However, for the general public, the 3 meals a day plan is most likely the best option.
The bottom line is how many total calories you consume in a day. For many, the 3 meals a day just makes more sense with a busy schedule and helps you have better control over your appetite. If you give yourself the option of 5-6 meals a day, it can be easier to over-eat.
That said, you don’t want to go hungry for more than an hour (meaning true hunger). So if you need to have a healthy snack to tie you over to the next meal, keep it to 100-200 calories. This could be an apple, cup of yogurt, handful of nuts or some string cheese.
Here is a link that could help explain things in more detail: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=56254
You have to be honest with yourself. However many “meals” you have a day, breakfast is proven to be the most important. When you deprive yourself of food in the morning, the hunger that comes later can be very difficult to control, to not over eat at lunch or dinner, or even later.
As for your metabolism, research shows no real difference between eating 3 meals a day or 5-6 meals a day. The key is to be consistent. Give your body what it needs, when it needs it. This takes practice, trial and error, but there is not one perfect way for everyone.

Becky said...

You'll have more success on the Perricone Weight Loss Diet (Amazon). There is so much mis-information out there. Even the Biggest Loser posted some bad trainer tips last night. UGH! It's not about low-fat. It's about controlling insulin spikes that create inflammation and in turn, FAT. You need proper oils in order to release the fat. I suggest you get the book and read it. Best tip, eat protein first thus buffering the effects of the carbs (keep away from simple carbs)--remember--protein makes you skinny, and protein at every meal.