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Do you know what today is???

…It’s our anniversary!!!

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the Tony Toni Tone throwback reference. Anyway, today marks the 9th year that I’ve been married to the hubb-ster (although we’ve actually been together for 15 years as of July.) Hooray for solid family units!

Okay, okay, okay…so everything that could go wrong has been going wrong over the last few weeks and I’ve been super stressed. That’s the reason I have neglected my blog. But I haven’t neglected my diet! My 1st half of my Insanity Round ended at the end of July and my HCG Protocol started on August 1st. Here we are today, August 16th, and I’ve got 11 dropped pounds to show for it! Woo hoo! I’ve really been working to keep my strength up. I can’t do much by way of cardio on 500 cpd, but I’ve been doing my treadmill at an incline, keeping up with my push-ups and really working on my core. I can definitely see a change. I saw SOME change during Insanity, but I really felt I needed to kick-start my actual fat-loss to get motivated. Plus…IT WAS KILLING MY KNEES! (Let me point out that I’ve always had knee pain, so this was not caused by the Insanity workout. It just aggravated it.)

Sunset over Galveston Bay during our “Duck Tour”.

So on to the bad news: We took a mini-vacation to stay at the family condo in Galveston this past weekend. (Hence the photo of the gorgeous Galveston Bay sunset) I was SOOO looking forward to my cheat days. They were not what I hoped they would be. Here were my indulgences:


  • Chili Cheese Nachos on the Pleasure Pier with a Diet Coke


  • A bread bowl filled with Crawfish Etouffee from “The Spot” for lunch. (No, I didn’t eat the bread bowl)
  • A margharita
  • An order of Shrimp and Grits from Bubba Gump for dinner
  • Another margharita


  •  A disgusting taco salad (no beans, and no shell) from the bowling alley for dinner
  • chips and dip (queso and artichoke)
  • a few of my daughter’s fries

I felt horrible after each cheat. It was SO not worth it. I didn’t gain anything from it (weight-wise, healthwise, or otherwise), but my weight loss progress was so nominal as to be hardly noticible on those days.

As of Tuesday, it was back to the grind! I am really excited to finish my HCG round and start on Insanity again on the 27th of this month. I hope to have lost a total of 15lbs by then.

Wish me Luck!

Sobbingly Yours,

~ Frenchgyrl

QOTD: Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.

Update 8/17/12: I can’t beleive it, but last night I went to Little Ceasars to order hot wings (white meat w/no carbs right?). They told my daughter the wait would be 15 minutes AFTER she paid so we waited. After 15 minutes she went in to get the wings. They told her that they forgot to put them on. To pacify us, they gave her the wings AND a free, fresh pepperoni pizza. I was doomed. In the words of the great Forrest Gump: “…that’s all I have to say about that.”

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pSyChEdELiC mOnDaY

Psuper Psycho

I took this photo in San Francisco at Ripley’s Believe It or Not. I used this photo because a) I like it and b) because it’s how I’ve felt for the past 4 days. Really, I’m all over the place…in a good way.

I wondered what to title today’s post to make it indicative of all the million things I want to talk about. Then I realized that I want to talk about a million things because a million things are going on in my head right now. Why? Because I am SUPER charged. I mean I don’t know where my stores of energy are coming from, but I’m betting it’s this workout routine. By my calculations, I am 24 days into Insanity today (if I count the two extra workouts I did two days before Iofficially started).

Friday’s workout was pretty intense and I didn’t finish it until 9 pm. Afterwards I was amazingly invigorated and pretty pumped. My best friend will tell you how unlike me this is, but I decided to go dancing…on a Friday! I had a blast, but of course that was a second workout. Hip gyrating can really take it out of ya!

Needless to say I woke up drained on Saturday, but I got my ass in gear and cleaned house. Not that namby pamby cleaning that they do on commercials with a Swiffer Sweeper and a roll of Brawny paper towels…oh no…I’m talking deep down bleaching the baseboards and disinfecting the tile floors with a mop and a bucket of Fabuloso-type cleaning! The house smelled like Clorox, Pinesol, Fabuloso, Pledge (hey, those are good plugs, shouldn’t I be getting paid something?), and sweet and sour chicken [because I was simultaneously cooking lunch while everyone was still sleeping]. 

Fast forward to Saturday night. Against my better judgement, we took the kids to see Dark Knight. Insert tangent here —>I refuse to be held hostage by fear that another crazy person might go on a rampage and shoot up the theatre that I’m in. That’s probably what he wanted and he won’t get it from me. <— end tangent. Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah, when I finally got home around midnight I was drained. I DID NOT want to work out and my dear hubby suggested that it wouldn’t hurt to miss a workout. That comment snapped me out of it. I begged to differ. I haven’t missed a workout yet, and I didn’t want to let that kind of “excuse-making” become a mantra, sooooo at midnight-thirty I popped the plyometric cardio circuit DVD in and went to work. I gave it 110%, and after that I was down for the count.

Sunday morning I woke up completely energized again and went downstairs before anyone was up to work in the garden. Insert tangent #2 here —-> I’m happy to report that my roses, hibiscuses, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, and impatiens are doing quite well and blooming like there’s no tomorrow. My tomatoes are not faring so well, but they’re putting up a valiant effort! My sweet potatoes are going in the ground this week, t0o. I’m pretty excited about that..and as I prattle on I feel like a total lame, but I’d honestly forgotten how much I enjoy growing things. I remember working in the garden with my Papaw as a kid and I’m happy Macy (my  3 y/o) enjoys working outside with Mommy.<—- end tangent #2.

Anyhow, while I’m happy Sunday was an “off day” on the Insanity program, I felt like my garden work was a workout in itself. I was unbearably sore, but I woke up this Monday morning feeling great, and quite frankly looking forward to my first week 4 workout!  No burn-out yet and I’m excited to take/post my week four pictures!

Psychedelically Yours,

~ Frenchgyrl

P.S. How long does it typically take you to experience burn-out on your workout routine? For me it’s usually around week 2.5. I think that’s why I’m so excited about this program?
Kickass Quote of the Day: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, “Woooo hooo! What a RIDE!!!”
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Dear Gods of Fitness…

…why do you torment me? I am sooooo tired. Tuesday night I worked out with my BIL & SIL. It wasn’t so bad, but last night, I REALLY wanted to skip the workout. Still, I pushed myself and did it (Plyometric Cardio Circut). I did better than last week, but it was still hard to see it through till the end. I was proud of myself and today I even noticed that my calves are getting some really nice new definition. The same goes for my abs. (I stood in the mirror after my workout doing mock-belly dancing to see the “cuts”…I know…pitiful, but I needs must entertain myself somehow.)

Confession: I had a horrible salad for lunch yesterday and couldn’t finish it so for dinner I ended up at Chili’s with a Maragarita and enchilada soup and southwestern eggrolls. I could just kick myself! I choose to focus on the positive though – I surpassed my goal of 64 oz of water and actually had closer to 100 oz. To top it off, after my workout yesterday I did some weight work for my shoulders, triceps, core and legs. (Go Frenchgyrl! Go Frenchgyrl!)

I feel really good. I’ve only lost about 6lbs in 2 weeks, but I think that has a lot to do with the muscle I’m building. I can see some difference, but it’s nothing major. I think I got used to the HCG diet and it’s quick results. I do plan to solicit help to take my measurements to that I can see what my true results are and not rely on weight loss.

Speaking of the HCG diet…the friend who shall remain nameless began her 1st round yesterday. I’m so excited for her. I know her results are gonna be phenomenal! Based on someone else’s results, I’ve decided upon an Isanity/HCG combo. I’ve made a commitment to complete my first four weeks of Insanity and move on to my 26 day round of HCG. After which I will pick up on Insanity again. It seems to have worked for lmiller0709 so it’s worth a try. I aim to reach 135 lbs by the end of the summer (a loft goal, I know). To see LMiller0709’s results click here.

Anyway, I’m psyched. I know I can do it. I want a body that I (and my hubby) can be proud of. Wish me (and the friend who shall remain nameless) continued success!

My motivational quote for today: “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”

 I know it’s possible for me to loose weight…is it possible for me to become truly  fit by the end of September? I say it is! Here goes nothing…or better yet, everything…

Piously Yours,


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