Monthly Archives: April 2010

I Wanna Taebo T-Shirt Pt. 2!!

I still wanna a Taebo T-Shirt just like all those sweaty cool looking peeps on the Live VHS TAPES are wearing.  I kind of remember how to cut the shirts…but it was 11 years ago.  Wow…you see what I looked like just doing Taebo…this old Cougar can do that again.  Three years is not 30 years…I’m still cute! 😀 
Yesterday was Advanced Live 5 again for me and Kellie.  We did the workout without Lou (no the Team isn’t breaking up…he had class) since it is mostly floor and toning.  My Brother prefers more cardio.  My butt was kicked…I’m feeling this workout in my shoulders.  Today will be Advanced Live 7 with the whole Team.  There is a small amount of  floor work but Im sure Lou will be able to handle it. 
I am sticking to the diet as planned…I am CRAVING though.  The only thing that is keeping me from eating off plan is when I got on the scale I saw another drop in my weight this morning.   This happens all the time with low carb diets.  Depending on how much you have in your system…your weight will drop accordingly.  It also has a diuretic effect when you first start…so I am also keeping that in mind… 
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I know that the weight loss will slow tremendously…I just want to get back into the 150’s as quickly as possible.  Or maybe…get OUT of the 160’s as quickly as possible??  Anyhoo…what I want to see by the end of May is my weight starting with a 1 and a 5…then I will go from there with weights and toning.  Right now…Lou, Kel, and I are concentrating on burning fat and bringing sexy back.
I am following Atkins (if you wanna know why…look at the picture in the previous post…Atkins/Taebo)
Louis and Kellie are just eating healthier (more baked and broiled stuff…salads) they will still see results just not as fast as I was seeing them.
Just talked to Kellie…it is on and we cooking with gas!  I will be doing the workout this evening…
I still want a Taebo T-Shirt…wanna be one of the cool kids… 🙁  I will figure it out.


I just found an old story about me on Weight Loss Tips.  I did an interview with these people because I was inspiring to them.
Here is what I looked like a mere 3 years ago…doing low carb and classic Taebo.  No Amped bar…no T3 weights…just straight up sweating your ass off and dying on the floor afterwards work.
Um…yeah.  I think I need to put my shit in gear.  Was I in a manic phase at that point??  I have no idea…all I know is my body responds really well to exercise and protein.  I will be adding random images to this blog…I need to keep my motivation up. 
I can now see what drinking does to you…I was smoking like there was no tomorrow …but wasnt drinking anything at all.
Pheh…I will post the exact same picture once I’m back at my goal…


…okay.  I did say I wouldn’t get on the scale again until next week.  Since I have started exercising with Classic Taebo Live and eating clean…I have broken 170’s.  I know this is just water weight…but I am so motivated to continue on.  I love the instant results that I see when I first start low carbing.
Well. not outstanding when you have come from a low of 141…but outstanding to get out of the 170’s.  That was really bothering me.  I stopped at Burger King and got a large diet coke that will last me all day.  I was eyeing the new breakfast bowls…of course there are potatoes involved.  Why do people insist that a potato or a bread need to be involved with a breakfast?  I opted for the enormous omelet sandwich and did my special way of eating things in sandwich form.  I am glad the people I work with know that I am a bit quirky…I opened that bad boy up and ate the meat and eggs.  Threw away perfectly good bread in the guys eyes. 😀
I am at work…I will be back later to report lunch (I am having a craving for a big old salad) and to log in my workout with Kellie…


…that was good.  Did Advanced Live 6 Taebo today with Lou and Kel.  I am hoping to be in the mid 160’s by next week.  I am sticking to my clean eating and exercise.  I am lucky that I kept up with doing some type of exercise.  According to Lou and Kel…I don’t look 172.8.  Thank Goodness for muscle tone.  Tomorrow Kellie and I will be doing Advanced Live 5 again.  We both like the floor work that is in that workout.  Taebo has aged well…to say these workouts are 11 years old they are still fun and motivating.  We all like the workouts because there are real folks in them and it feels like we are in a real class.  I will eventually post an updated picture of me…as much as I don’t want to…I think it will be good to motivate myself to continue on.  I’m tired…I believe I will sleep well tonight.  Dinner was some mild wings with a small salad.   I still like to eat this way…so I dont know why I stopped.
Now…i was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder.  I actually have more low periods than manic periods.  So the doctor gave me Depakote and Seroquel.  I feel good…the medicine is actually working this time and is taking care of the crowded feelings in my head.  I can think straight and don’t  lose my train of thought while talking anymore.  It had gotten to the point of desperation with me.  I didn’t know what was wrong so I self medicated with alcohol and food.  The side effects of these drugs is weight gain.  One of them actually causes diabetes in some people.  I’m not too cool with that since I have diabetes on both sides of the family.  If I continue with these meds I may have to eat like this (low carb) for the rest of my life.  I want to see if there are other treatments that will not have such dire effects.  I know that I can control the weight gain…I’m too vain to let myself gain an additional 40 pounds.  I just don’t want to get sick…I will see what eating low carb and exercise does to control the sugar levels.
I need a shower…I will be back tomorrow…

Resisting the Urge…

…to weigh myself every day.  I have to find a “light” spot on the floor in the apartment anyway.  Anyone who has been on a diet knows what I’m talking about when I say the “light” spot on the floor.  If you take the scale and move it around different places you may weigh different.  Sometimes lighter…sometimes heavier.  So far I believe that I have the gravity of Jupiter in my bathroom.  Everywhere I move the darn scale it reads heavy. Pheh…I gotta find the Moon somewhere in my apartment.  There is no gravity there. 🙂  Just sayin…the sweet spot in the apartment is there I just need to locate it. I know…I know…it is the same as saying “these jeans make me look fat“.  I always say…no…my fat is making me look fat.  The jeans are just around it.  The scale is not weighing heavy…I’m just heavy.  But like a good pair of jeans that make you look skinny there is a spot on the floor somewhere in everyone’s home that has just a little less gravity making you weigh less on the darn scale.  That is my theory…and I’m sticking to it.  I have been on a diet for almost 3 decades.  If I want to go back to the Bronze Age with the Physics part of weight loss then I will.
 My daughter is turning 18 on May 1st.  The Child believes that once she turns 18 doors will open up for her and money will rain from the sky.  I am going to let her find out on her own that just isn’t the case.  If it were…i would be sitting on the Beach of the island that I owned…with Vin Diesel as my Cabana Boy. The Child will find out soon enough and I will have to be there for her when she falls.
 Last night she decided that she wanted to lose 15 pounds (she is whole 130…how HUGE of her! You do realize my eyes are rolling out of my head) to get back into her 3’s.  She is venturing into 7’s and that is upsetting to her.  Once again I’m rolling my eyes on this one…I am sure people in this office think I’m having an eye problem at this point.  I’m wearing a really stretchy size 7 (not because I’m in denial..but because I can’t afford new clothes) and I just want them to stop hurting me.  I was wearing 4’s and 5’s and thought I was fat.  I just want these damned jeans to stop trying to suffocate me. Now that I’m older and being assaulted by a pair of stretchy jeans comfort is on the top of my list.  I will always be a Diva…just a little fluffier than usual.  Oh…back to The Girl…she wants to lose 15 pounds because she is sooooo fat right now.  She tells me…I’m willing to eat healthier (she has no choice…I’m buying the food) and she wants to do Taebo.  At night. Before she goes to bed…so she can sleep.  I tried to tell her that she will probably have more energy and not sleep because of the exercise.  I’m different…I get relaxed after a good workout but most people have mad amounts of energy.  She started the workout…20 minutes in she comes out, takes my water, and says Billy is an A-Hole.  I was stunned.  I still have it…after 11 years I can still kick ass with my workouts.  Not bad for an old woman.   
I will be back later.  I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder.  I’m on medication that causes weight gain.  I want to prove that it doesn’t just make you fat…with a controlled diet and exercise plan you can feel better and still rock it body wise…


…I feel like I’m back from the dead.  I did the Advanced Live 5 Taebo this evening with Lou and Kel.  I still got it!!  Dinner was some mild wings and a antipasta salad.  I love to eat this way…the carbs suck.  I’m not hungry when I eat like this.  I weighed myself on Lou’s scale before the workout:
What happened??  Alcohol and eating anything I felt like is what happened.  I do like cake.  I LOVE cake…cake just causes me to break out in fat.  So does bread, crackers, sugar, pretty much any starch and carb.  I’m allergic to carbs.  I’ve always known that I respond better to exercise and eating low carb.  I just get lazy.  I let other things get in the way of my focus.  I have been going through lots of changes with myself and my husband.  That didn’t help matters at all.  I convinced myself that drinking diet coke and white rum was a good type of drink.  Not bad if not done every night…in great quantities.  Bleh…
I need to get out of the 170’s again…once I see a 1 and a 6 in my weight I should feel better.  I have all these tattoos…I dont need them to be stretched out beyond recognition.  Tomorrow will be a cardio live tape.  I already feel better with this workout.  I know I will be feeling this tomorrow…
I am almost ready to say 21 day challenge…wont start saying that until I’m consistent enough with the exercise and eating .  Since I got on the scale…I have made the decision to be consistent…and to modify like crazy.  I will also just weigh myself once a week…everyday will just be depressing.
Be back tomorrow…

Oh Yeah!!

I have 4 Advanced Live TAPES…yes there is that word again…TAPES.  I was looked at like I was doing cave drawings when I was out looking for a VCR/VHS player.  It was the same look that I got when the kids actually saw a record for the first time.  What is this Tape Thing you speak of??  Okay…so…finding a VHS player was futile.  LUCKY me ..Kellie and Lou have one.  I checked out Advanced Live 5.  Oh Yes Baby…it is on.  I tried on a pair of shorts that I used to work out with.  Wont get past the old knees.  IF I follow the Advanced Live old ass Taebo Tape (circa 1999…11 whole years!  Where has the time gone) I will be getting skinny again.
I need to sweat again.  I am hoping the 11 year difference and 5 year difference from when  first lost weight wont be that much of a difference.  We shall find out…it is team wonder twin again.  This time…on my own terms.  Off to work out and getting skinny.


…me some Purple Drink (Grape KoolAid).  Gonna go and score some Orange Sunkist as well.  Before facebook I was here all the time.  I notice that people respond to Facebook better.  Oh well….still loving the Purple Drink.  🙂  I’m gonna either get a VHS player (probably really cheap) or get the transfer to DVD thingy.  I do want my brother to experience the Team Wondertwin thing doing REAL Taebo…


…I WANNA BE A SIZE FOUR AGAIN!! What the Hell happened??  Okay…got the husband to send me the Taebo Tapes I was doing in 2006/2007.  IF I’m able to convert the VHS tapes to DVD…I want him to send me the Taebo Total Tapes I have.  I did say…VHS…TAPES.  I know the equivalent to 8-track these days.
So…Waa Hoppin?  🙂  I didn’t really gain all the weight back.  I just stopped doing the manic working out.  That will be starting again since I do not like being big-boned dinosaur like again.  Hee hee…I just lost myself.  And gained some weight.  Back on the salad kick with the protein.  Gonna work my ass off to Taebo.  Actually gonna make nice with the Husband to get the Taebo Total Tapes from him.  Oh…I’m seperated.  That may have lots to do with the gaining weight.  Lots of drinking..smoking…crying…eating.
Pheh…I know the tapes are there…gonna have The Girl pick them up for me. 
Gonna get off my ass…and make it back to at least 143 again.  And I was complaining about being 150…wow! 
I don’t know how much I weigh…not sure if I wanna know.  I will eventually get back on the scale again. PHEH!

Procrastination…ALL Hail The Queen!

…CAN’T STOP WATCHING RUPAUL!  My Drag Race show is keeping me from working out. LOL.  I am waiting for the drink that I took to kick in so it’s all good. 

My Girls!  Totally fabulous!  I just wish I had that soft lighting surrounding me everywhere I went and then I would look just as flawless.   I see that my favorite designer Santino is on  and also Merle (one of the Launch My Line contestants).  I like Facebook…but blogging is still fun for me.  I can write as much as I wish.  Okay…ONE more episode and then it is business…

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