The Blue Box
Joined March 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
114.6 lb
Lost so far: 10.0 lb

Current Weight
104.6 lb
Performance: losing 2.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
102.0 lb
Still to go: 2.6 lb
I joined this site in March of 2012, so I guess I can say that after years of exercising and calorie counting I've surpassed my goal weight! WOO HOO! No super model flat stomach or 6 pack though... LAME!

Oh well, now I am in maintenance mode, just keep doing what I'm doing and keep the weight off. If I gain some muscle that's fine too. :)

Oh this is a bio and not just a place for random thoughts? Excuse me while I go into my mind palace.

Hello! I enjoy what seems to be a sedentary lifestyle. I hold a 9-5 office job and my hobbies include reading, playing video games, watching anime & any other shows that last approximately 30 minutes - currently Penn & Teller: Bullshit (thanks YouTube!). I'm sure I do a bunch of other things, I just can't think of them at the moment. Oh I also have a wonderful rescue mutt that keeps me decently active and my fiancé keeps me on my toes as well. :D

I've followed the workout routines from ChaLean EXTREME, INSANITY, T25, Jillian Michaels Body Revolution; you name it, I've tried it. Currently I'm working out with ChaLean. Unfortunately, I never follow the eating portion of any workout plan, because I have an addiction to ice cream... There I said it! I have to have one serving every night! Maybe that's why I can't get that ideal stomach... Nah! :P

Anyways, to help me with calorie counting I prepare a Bento for lunch during the weekdays. Then on the weekends I just eat whatever I can scrounge up. I should really stop doing that and start planning my meals, but it makes the weekend fun not knowing what I am going to eat! Or at least that's what I tell myself... but really, I just want to make excuses for my overeating. :/

I am now the proud owner of a FitBit Zip! Stalk me there at:

The Blue Box's Weight History

The Blue Box's Latest Member Challenges

  6 min total body toning
status: Completed
ended: 29 Aug 14
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  No Excuses Fitness Challenge - 75 in 31
status: Completed
ended: 05 Aug 14
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last weighin: losing 5.6 lb a week Down

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Snackind During Meal Prep :(
Try chewing gum while you prepare food, it helps me... sometimes... Very Happy
posted 18 Jul 2013, 15:08
XS Energy Drinks
I tried scouring the forums for anything posted on XS Energy Drinks sold by Amway but I didn't find anything on them... Embarassed Sorry if this question has been asked before.

I'm wondering if anyone has tried them out and had any bad side effects or anything? My friend gave me a box of them to try out and I like most of the flavors, except sometimes there is a stale/weird aftertaste...

They are marketed as energy drinks having 8 calories with 0 carbs and 0 sugars, which sounds great, but there is sucralose in it and I've always been told to stay away from artificial sweeteners. But if it is the 5th to last ingredient that means there shouldn't be too much in it right?

Carbonated Water, Taurine, L-Glutamine, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Proprietary Herb Blend (Eleutherococcus Senticosus, Panax Ginseng, Panax Quinquefolium, Schisandra, Astragalus, and Reishi), Caffeine, Acesulfame, Potassium, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Cola Flavor, Sucralose, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, HCI, and Cyanocobalamin.

I'm wondering if it's okay to drink one or two a day or if I should try to pawn them off on someone else... Confused Thanks for any input!
posted 28 May 2013, 10:00
Chocolate protein powder
I use Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate and it tastes great! I buy mine from Amazon, but you can probably find some at your local GNC store. It's only 3 carbs per scoop... I think. Smile
posted 06 May 2013, 10:04
The rational and scientific weight loss discussion thread
In your first post you didn’t say anything about lifting weights or gaining muscle... So here goes nothing!

I think I have leaned out enough to where I am comfortable, but now I would like to start getting some definition and muscles. I wouldn't mind even putting on some weight if it meant I had muscles. Is there a proper way to do this?

Whenever I gain weight it's always around my stomach. Then I cut back on eating until I am at a comfortable weight/my stomach deflates. Will the weight eventually dissipate from my stomach and become muscle elsewhere? I finished ChaLean Extreme a week ago and am now following Jillian Michaels Body Revolution; both of which are a combination of weights and cardio. Although Jillian Michaels doesn't seem to have a lot of weight exercises yet.

Any insight would be valued. Very Happy
posted 03 May 2013, 15:46
Reached my goal
Congrats!! Very Happy I'm with kingkeld, what is your plan for maintenance? You don't want all your hard work to go to waste! Smile
posted 25 Apr 2013, 06:55
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Gah, so much has been happening at work it's hard trying to find time to breathe! I completely forgot I was in a challenge... better late than never!
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07 August 2014

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