Girl does push-ups for 100 days (time lapse) #giveit100 

my last post was over a year and a half ago

since I started this tumblr I have lost 35 pounds. I had honestly started to believe deep down that this would never happen. I thought I had the pretense of trying, but that maybe I should start coming to terms that I would be overweight all my life. 

instead what happened was, after I set up this tumblr, I lost weight slowly, with less and less anxiety and more ease. the real loss happened in the past year, when I switched to clean/paleo eating fully, did a Whole30 somewhere in there and a bunch of failed ones, slept a ton (like 8-9 hours a night) for a good 3 months, and worked out regularly - sometimes one pilates class a week, sometimes 3 hardcore circuit trainings (the former more often than the latter), but I started seeing myself as “someone who works out.” that made such a huge difference. and that all started thanks to this tumblr blog. I didn’t need the inspiration after a while (though I would still browse my old posts/dash once every few months) but the community here encouraged me to move - I didn’t need to lose the weight first and then be athletic. I didn’t need to be a certain weight or shape to lift weights, do pilates or yoga or run. This is where the empowerment switch happened for me, and I’m so thankful for it. 

April 23 - 29

Monday

  • 2 egg omelette, slice of whole wheat bread, small square of feta cheese, 3 slices of tomato, black tea
  • breakfast pastry with feta
  • square of homemade white cheese borek
  • small bowl of icecream
  • bowl of lentil soup, tomato cucumber parsley walnut pomegranate juice salad, 2 spoons of eggplant in yogurt, lamb skewers (4 pieces), pita bread
  • half a sandwich of banana, peanut butter, whole wheat bread
  • black tea, chocolate wafer

Tuesday

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal made with water, half a banana, raisins
  • bowl of tomato & barley soup, 4 grilled meatballs, grilled tomato and cucumber, spoon full of rice
  • almonds + raisins
  • coffee with 1% milk
  • 2 fig balls (dried fig + crumbled plain crackers)
  • green apple
  • large meatball and a small potato cooked with chickpeas, slice of whole wheat bread, raw onion
  • two squares of dark chocolate, pistachio bar, black tea

Wednesday

  • slice of whole wheat bread, cheddar cheese
  • iced latte with a shot of sugar free vanilla syrup, starbucks sandwich (rye bread, turkey, low fat cheese, green pepper)
  • one fig & cracker ball
  • bowl of broccoli soup, small bowl of yogurt with shredded yogurt, meatball stew with carrots and potatoes
  • almonds + raisins
  • big bowl of lentil soup
  • small white chocolate cookie
  • sunflower seeds (small pack)
  • chocolate covered vanilla ice cream on a stick

Thursday

  • Simit with goat cheese, skinny latte
  • Fig ball
  • Salad (lettuce, cucumber, corn, grilled chicken, olives, olive oil, pomegranate juice), small plate of noodles, small bowl of yogurt soup
  • Half a pb&j sandwich on wheat bread
  • Spinach salad with wined pear, walnut, sundried tomato, crispy bacon, Slice of corn bread, Glass of red wine, glass of homemade orange ice tea
  • rosehip tea

Friday

  • 1/4 quarter oatmeal, few slices of banana, cinnamon, raisins
  • 2 oatmeal banana pancakes
  • A kiwi, pineapple activia yogurt
  • Square of cheese borek, half a tomato wrap with cream cheese, cucumber and salami
  • Quiona tabuli salad, grilled cheese on rye bread, rosehip tea, raisins
  • Coffee, 2% milk, 2 oatmeal banana pancakes

Saturday

  • Coffee with milk, an oatmeal banana pancake
  • Quarter of spinach wrap with cream cheese, lettuce and salami
  • Salad (leafy greens, tomato, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, shredded carrot), spoon of hummus, Sauteed Meat with mushroom, spoon of rice 
  • 2 crackers
  • Iced coffee with milk
  • Vanilla icecream on a stick

Sunday

  • Half an apple, breakfast sandwich (white cheese, tomato and lettuce on a sesame bun), some olives
  • Chai tea latte
  • Brunch: olives, tomato, cucumber, white cheese, grilled halloumi cheese, grilled breakfast pastry, grilled slice of sujuk, a little honey, black tea
  • 2 beers, spiced potatoes
  • Half an iced latte
  • Stuffed bell peppers (with rice and meat), yogurt, tomato salad

    Tags: food diary

    Exercise log: April 23-29

    Monday

    • Cycling - 25 km with slopes

    Wednesday

    • Cardio: 18 minutes of walking at 6km/hr and 6 slope on average (1.60 km)
    • Weights: Chest 25k, Shoulders 13.5k, Back 31.5k, Hemstrings 31/25k
    • NTC: Ab burner

    Friday

    • NTC: Shaped Back
    • NTC: Arm Definer (mixed up with weightlifting exercises)

    Tags: exercise log

    prettybalanced:

Baked Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Making this tomorrow.

    prettybalanced:

    Baked Banana Walnut Oatmeal

    Making this tomorrow.

    Tags: good food

    change you can believe in

    so I’ve had an okay last month and a shitty last week in terms of diet and exercise. coming back to tumblr after a month of absence because well, it worked. the number of the scale wasn’t moving much, but I fit into smaller clothes and feel more athletic.

    more good news came from the lab today. this is super timely since it made me feel gross about the amount of sugary carbs I consumed this week, cause look:

    compared to my last results from December 2011 (right before I started eating better and working out) my cholesterol is lower (I am now right below the maximum for a healthy level), my triglyceride level is lower (that one is thanks to the exercise) and my liver is doing much better.

    getting back on that oatmeal tomorrow.

    runninggear:

I literally spent the last night of 2011 (well into the first morning of 2012) discovering fitspo tumblrs. This is one of the images that stood out for me. So here we go.

Reblogging myself mid-April for a reminder. Need to go back to writing things down, planning ahead and holding myself accountable. 

    runninggear:

    I literally spent the last night of 2011 (well into the first morning of 2012) discovering fitspo tumblrs. This is one of the images that stood out for me. So here we go.

    Reblogging myself mid-April for a reminder. Need to go back to writing things down, planning ahead and holding myself accountable. 

    (Source: nikes-tattoos-coffee)

    Month 3 Week 3 Day 7

    brunch:

    • 2 slices of whole wheat bread, piece of sesame roll
    • butter, feta, homemade plum jam, homemade blackberry jam (no added sugar)
    • black tea, glass of freshly squeezed orange juice

    snack:

    • 2 oatmeal banana pancakes

    post-workout:

    • banana chocolate protein shake

    dinner:

    • slice of green omelette with some yogurt
    • bowl of green lentil soup
    • slice of whole wheat bread, tomato and cucumber

    after dinner:

    • glass of black tea, one date
    • small green apple

    Tags: food diary