Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Starting off the New Year right!

I never thought that falling off the wagon and getting back on was going to be so hard!

I went from being pretty amazing on my diet, to being a hot mess :o)

Wine, and carbs (especially sweets) have been my down fall....and +25 lbs later. Erin is a sad girl :(

I created a general eating and workout plan that I hope to stick to or very close to it.

See below:

Low Calorie/Low Carbohydrate Diet 2011
·         1 Hard Boiled Egg –Calories(78 ) Carbs (1)
·         2 Turkey Sausages-Calories (129) Carbs (1)
·         1 Chicken Breast-Calories (142) Carbs (0)
·         1 Cup of Mushrooms -Calories (15) Carbs (1)
·         ½ Cup of Yellow Squash-Calories (18) Carbs (4) Alt. (Frozen Veg Meledy)
·         1 Piece of Turkey or Chicken -Calories (142) Carbs (0)
·          3 Cups of Spring Mix -Calories (20) Carbs (1)
·         ¼ Cup of Cilantro -Calories (1) Carbs (0)
·         ½ Cup of Cherry Tomatoes -Calories (14) Carbs (2)
·         Sugar free Jello -Calories (0) Carbs (0)

Workout Plan
·         Daily-45 Minute Walk. Either treadmill or outside.
·         Monday-Wednesday –Friday Zumba class at 7 pm
·         Tuesday-Weights and elliptical
·         Thursday- Drums Alive-6pm
·         Saturday Kettleball Class 600-1,200 Calories
·         Sunday Free Day

Totals -Calories (559) Carbs (10)
·         Wear a size 18 from New York & Co by June
·         Lose an additional 100 lbs.
·         Be healthier and love myself
·         Control the moments of weakness

Monday, December 27, 2010

Demo Video....It's sideways and not sure how to correct bare with me :)

Words of encouragment from Shay Sorrells from The Biggest Loser

Sadly, I fell ove the bandwagon...not it a drastic way but in a way that is disappointing. I turned to Shay because she is my role model. Before she arrived on campus we were almost identical in weight. I knew after wathcing the show if she could do it so could I.

My post and her reply:
Erin VelezShay Sorrells

Hey Shay,

argh! I fel off the bandwagon, gain some weight and seem to have lost my motivation. I am in need of some inspiration or advice. I kno you are a busy lady but please help me out....I am afraid I am on a slippery slope :x

Shay Sorrells girl. I can say this 2 ways… GET IT TOGETHER … but if thats not your style then.. Erin you have come way to far to go back. Remember how bad it felt to be that way? the only thing holding you back is fear. fear of success or failure, either way its nothing but fear. Yes its hard but what do you know thats easy means much? Come on.. "STAND UP AND FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED"- bob :)
Erin Velez
GET IT TOGETHER is what I would tell someone else in my situation so that works just fine for me! Thanks so much. It is very helpful to have someone who has been there and doing it to give me those words of encouragement. I went to Jamaica ...and it was like all hell broke loose. I need to get it together because it a matter of a month 20lbs came right back on :( I DO NOT want to go back to the way I was but I see how easy it ...after sending you the post I went online and signed up for a Saturday Kettleball class at my gym. My 10 year class reunion is this year and I really want to hit my goal of a size 16/18 in New York & Co. Thanks so much mama
If I get a reply I will keep you guys updated!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Here is my story...again for the new readers

Here is my story!

My name is Erin Velez, I am a 27 year old morbidly obese woman. As of today I weigh 320lbs. My highest recordable weight was 465lbs. I have lost 145lbs to date. I was 20lbs less about a month ago, but fell off the band wagon after a Jamaica vacation but plan to get right back on,

My weight loss attempts start as early as 10 years old. I remember being heavier than all my friends and family. I was in third grade and I had a spring musical concert. We were to dress up and I was so used to my over sized T-Shirts and sweats. My pride was shattered when I fit into my step mothers dress. After that my mother took me to my family doctor. He made several insults to me. He would tell me eat one plate not two and don't steal your sisters food. These were very hard words to hear at such a tender age. He then prescribed me Redux and if I can remember I was 12 years old. Taking that medicine made me sick and I gained weight with it. When I was 14 my grandmother surprised me with a trip to Camp Shane (Shame). I hated it there, it was pure torture. I lost an unhealthy 40 lbs. in three months. After coming home I was unable to keep up with their vigorous work-out I ended up gaining back all the weight as well as tons more. Entering 9th grade I was 300lbs. I maintained a weight between 300 and 330 lbs until I graduated. All possible by, not eating (which didn’t last long), cabbage soup diet, egg and meat diet, liquid diet, and weight watchers. During high school I got into a relationship. He too was obese, and we ate and ate. I got up to 360 within the next year. I got up to 465 lbs. Then, with the help of a friend I started the Atkins diet and lost 100 lbs. After a year on Atkins I went off and gained it all back. I needed your help! I was afraid to fall asleep some nights not knowing if my heart will make it to the morning.

I decided that I had to start losing weight all over again, but this time in a healthy way. I reduced my calories and began to workout. My doctor prescribed me Adipex to suppress the hunger. The pill plus my new food eating and exercising habits have helped me lose the new 120lbs. I am still significantly overweight and I have to fight this battle for the rest of my life.

There has been some many things that I wanted to so but was too afraid because of my weight. I have always hoped to be able to the the basic things that people do in their everyday life. I am in the process of creating a list of "MUST DO's" Some of my goals are going to and finishing school. Start my own business. Traveling the world, starting a family and being able to run a marathon!. I want to maintain a healthy relationship with food. Be happy and know that when I fall asleep I will awake in the morning. I do not blame anyone else for my weight. I know when I hit the fridge what I am doing to myself. Now Im taking a stand and putting my foot down and making a choice that will impact the rest of my life. I hope that my story can help you relate!

Well it has been a long time....

I would first like to apologize for the delay. I was having some health issues, not related to my weight that I needed to sort out.

I was also struggling with hitting those AWFUL slow spots. These are the times that I should have been blogging but couldn't muster the courage to do so. I figured with the new year and the bumps I faced the last 5 months, I can use the mistakes and lessons I learned to help myself and others through their rough patches.

Please continue to follow and add comments and ask questions.

With love,