Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gotta Get Back in the Game!

I've had the stomach flu for the past four days!  I've been miserable!  Don't ask me where I got this from - I have no clue.  I just want it gone. 

Actually, I'm getting better today.  I haven't worked out in five days and I feel it.  I've lost 7 pounds during this illness.  So, I'm down to 276lbs.  Sounds great, but I want to make sure that I keep it off! 

Do you get scared about eating after you've been sick for a minute?  You lose all this weight while being sick and then when you're feeling better, you begin to eat and the scale becomes your enemy once again!  I need to think logically about anything I put in my mouth.  I'm good with the foods that I eat, but sometimes, I get a little more hungry than my regular eating patterns and want to have a little extra of "healthy food".  Just cause it's good for you, doesn't mean the scale is going to agree.  It's important to watch portions!!!  That was my major problem at the beginning of this process.  I could eat all the right foods like dark green leafy salads, vegetables, fruits, fish, eggs, etc, but sometimes, I would eat too much of it.  Like popcorn, I LOVE homemade popcorn made with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.  Sounds great?!  It is.  But, I would try to find the biggest bowl to put that popcorn in and sit in my favorite chair watching some of my favorite movies.  Not a good look when I get on the scale the next day and see that I've gained because I had a popcorn attack.  Too much sea salt isn't good for me either - oh, the bloat of it all!

I also can't wait to get back to bootcamp!  It's been several days and I actually miss getting yelled at and sweating my hair out!  What can I say, I'm falling in love with working out!  I can't believe I'm actually saying that!  The girl who HATES to sweat!

This is a short a sweet one today.  I know I'm going to feel better tomorrow...


  1. Crystal, I admire what you're doing and what you're about! My God, you're so beautiful as you are. However, I totally understand getting down to one's "fighting weight." That's the weight, in my opinion, where you just feel good, or at least better, about yourself. I've been there. Thank you for writing about your progress, and I look forward to you being happier about yourself. You're an outstanding woman, and I know you'll get there.

    Where is bootcamp?

  2. Susan! Thank you so much for the support! I need every bit of it. Although this journey is very challenging, I'm ready to move forward and make these changes in my life! You are so awesome! Thank you again!

    My bootcamps are in Rockville, Maryland. Check out www.truedefinitionfitness.com. My trainer, Stephan Atkins, is incredible!

  3. Crystal, I'm so exited for you. Just saw your video and I know you'll do it all by the end of the year! We miss you at Rubeling and we are all cheering for you!