Start Weight:(16 Jan 14) 160.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Nov 14) 127.5 lb
Goal Weight:118.0 lb
following: Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge
performance: Steady

I'm a 27 year old mommy of two sweet little boys and the wife of an amazing man who I feel blessed to call my husband...I've been uprooted and placed in Texas...hoping to lose the weight I gained during my second pregnancy and then some! =D

FatSecret member since: 11 Aug 10

Emerald17's Weight History

Emerald17's Latest Member Challenges

  40 days & 40 nights
status: Completed
ended: 23 Apr 14
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  Bikini Ready! Lose 15 pounds by May 13th
status: Completed
ended: 13 May 13
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Emerald17's Buddies

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last weighin: steady Steady
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last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down
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Emerald17's Cookbook

cals: 220kcal | fat: 2.72g | carbs: 26.19g | prot: 21.65g
Tuna & Lemon Spaghetti
Really fast recipe for a light pasta with tuna with a lemon scent.
cals: 297kcal | fat: 17.52g | carbs: 20.58g | prot: 16.51g
Hot & Sweet Chicken Salad
Sweetness from the pickle relish and grapes. Heat from the cayenne. Crunch from the celery. Protein from the chicken. Freshness from the lettuce.
cals: 162kcal | fat: 6.28g | carbs: 1.93g | prot: 24.43g
Salmon Cakes II
Salmon cakes made with canned salmon and no bread crumbs.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 3.47g | carbs: 8.04g | prot: 14.32g
Tilapia "Chicken" Salad
A healthier low calorie "chicken-salad-like" sandwich.
cals: 133kcal | fat: 11.82g | carbs: 12.99g | prot: 5.06g
Honey Nut Muffins
High fiber muffins for a breakfast on the run.
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What leg workouts can I do at home if I don't have access to a gym?
Thank you for sharing those links with me! I'll have to add them to my list of videos. I was getting tired of the ones I was already doing. Smile Just trying to figure out how to tone my legs again. I don't have a stair machine, or a leg press at home...so I have no idea what else to do besides squats and lunges. lol Do you know what other specific exercises would be good for the lower half?
posted 16 Nov 2014, 12:37
What leg workouts can I do at home if I don't have access to a gym?
I now have 3 children (6y.o, 4 y.o, and 10 month old), so I don't have extra money to put towards a gym membership or a lot of exercise equipment. I've, maybe, got about an 30 minutes to an hour (if I'm lucky)to get a workout in. Can I still get a good leg workout if I can't go to a gym and use all of those nifty leg machines? I don't know how possible it is to get back the toned leg muscles I used to have 15 years ago, without any equipment. (I ran track and was in gymnastics.) I'm nowhere NEAR as "in shape" as I used to be, but I do try to workout for at least 20-30 minutes a day, 3-5x a week...if I can. (Usually the Jillian Michaels workout videos.) Thoughts? Exercise suggestions?
posted 15 Nov 2014, 22:41
I seem to be plateauing early. How do I break it???
Thank you mars2kids. I'll have to keep all of that in mind. Yes, it IS frustrating....and I tend to get frustrated and discouraged easily nowadays. But the other thing I should keep in mind is that my attitude towards this aspect in my life is something my kids will be seeing; so I need to stay positive....so that they can learn to do the same with everything in THEIR lives too. Thanks for the reminder.
posted 22 May 2014, 12:31
I seem to be plateauing early. How do I break it???
"just the pipes being a bit back up"...that made me laugh. But yeah, you could be right. I just wish I could see results faster---but then again, I'm sure we ALL would.
posted 22 May 2014, 09:35
I seem to be plateauing early. How do I break it???
I've only lost 5-6 lbs., so how is this possible??? Maybe I'm not doing enough?? Ok, this might not be "completely" true, but my logic says it is. Let me just say that I'm 4-months POST-partum. I was 146lb. when I got pregnant. I'm currently down to 140 (and seem to bounce around 137-141 for the past few weeks). What do I need to do to NOT get back in the 140s?

I have 3 kids, so it's not always easy; but I TRY to do 2 workouts a day. In the mornings, I either do a workout DVD (i.e., Jillian Michaels "30 Day Shred", "Shred it with Weights"...where I use kettlebells....or one of Leslie Sansone's walking videos) or workout on the Bowflex Xceed. At night, IF I can get a second workout in, I either do HIIT on the treadmill or workout on the Bowflex. (My husband does P90X on T, TH, and uses the Bowflex on MWF....so my workout depends on his schedule as well.)

I'm not a big breakfast person. In fact, I always feel sick whenever I eat a typical breakfast; but if I eat a typical "Filipino breakfast", I'll end up eating waaaay too much of everthing. The white rice would screw it up! I found that I really enjoy drinking shakes, so I try to drink those. My friend let us have a few bags of her Visalus shakes, and I used them up. I'm trying GNC's Lean25 Meal Replacement shakes now. I really need a new blender so I can make some green smoothies; but for now, I'm just doing meal replacement shakes. I don't normally eat a big lunch (unless we're travelling). At home, I like to eat a small thing of chicken salad or tuna salad. For dinner, I eat what I cook for everyone else because I have a hard time NOT eating it. lol BUT, I try to make sure I don't eat too much.

So what else do I need to do? And what should I add to my workout routine? I'd really like to tone up and get down to 125. At this point in time, though, it just doesn't feel like a reality. Anyway, sorry for such a long post. Just trying to give you as much info as possible. Hoping someone can help!
posted 21 May 2014, 21:52
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11 November 2014

Workout: "Shred it with Weights"...couldn't do all of the exercises, but did most.

03 September 2014

Changing it up a bit. Instead of morning workouts, I'm doing evening workouts. Been a two week hiatus. Just couldn't get myself motivated after our 2 week ...
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