Monday, September 28, 2015

Weigh Day

Proof! This is my scale.
First weigh in for my blog! As a reminder, last Monday when I started I weighed in at 230.4 pounds. Today, I weighed in at 227.8! Yes, I know that I said that a persons weight can fluctuate two or three pounds a day, but that's mostly food and water weight. If you weigh at the same time in the morning before you eat, the variables should be minimal. So the last two weeks I've weighed myself at 9:30 am before breakfast. I didn't have the best week for eating, but it went fairly smoothly. There where a few things I probably shouldn't have eaten over the weekend, Burger King and hot fudge brownies being two of them, but over all, I've done good keeping away from carbs. I've also found myself liking big salads for lunches and dinners. My favorite is a taco salad that I make for dinner on leftovers night. My family uses venison for most of our meat, but you can use ground turkey instead. Here's the recipe.

Taco salad - 495 Calories with venison, 515 Calories with turkey.

2 c. Shredded romaine lettuce
4 oz. Ground taco meat
1 serving Tortilla chips (I use Santitas)
3 tbs. Sour cream
1 tbs. Salsa
1/2 serving shredded cheddar
5 black olives
Hot sauce (optional)
Add in onion, tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, or any other Veggies you want.

1. Just throw it all in a bowl and enjoy!

This is easy to make, and sooo tasty! It's higher in calories so it's more suited to dinner than a lunch, but if you want it for lunch, just make it a half size salad!  Also, I'm working out my blogging schedule. I think the the best way for me to post is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. That way I'm not doing it every day, but still posting pretty often. So I'll see you Wednesday!

Friday, September 25, 2015


mmm... guacamole eggs
It's Friday!!! I'm sure everyone is happy about that! I'm doing pretty good with food this week, I've been eating light, and making sure I stop when I'm full. Another thing I've been trying to do is making sure I'm eating veggies with every meal. This morning I used avocado with my eggs, even through it's technically a fruit, I'm still counting it because avocados are one of my favorites. Did you know that they're also called alligator pears, and that they're related to cinnamon? I thought that was pretty cool! Back on topic, exercise... well, let's just say I haven't done so great with it, I'm finding it hard to get motivated. Music helps when I'm walking or weight training, but that doesn't get me out of bed. I really need to stop sleeping in until eight or nine in the morning, it's killing my time for stuff like Bible reading and exercise. I'm going to try putting my alarm where I have to get out of bed to turn it off, I think that'll work. Ok, so I don't know if I've lost any weight in the last five days, I've decided that I'll be doing a weekly weigh in on Mondays.That way I won't to be obsessing over how much I might have lost or gained over the course of say, two days. It's not good for the mental aspect of losing weight. Besides, a person's weight can fluctuate two or even three pounds each day! Getting back onto the topic of music, I put one of my favorite workout songs down below, I would love to know what your favorite exercise songs are, go ahead and put them in the comments! That's all for now, see you on Monday!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

My Plan To A Skinny Me

Tay here! I thought I would fill you in on what exactly I'll be doing in order to shed some of these extra pounds. In school I'm studying macro nutrients in relation to health, and I'll explain this a little bit. Macro nutrients, in a super short definition, are foods we need in fairly large quantities to keep our bodies functioning. They are separated into three different categories protein, fat, and carbohydrates. I'm going to be focusing on carbohydrates, or carbs. Which get turned into glucose, or sugars, for our body to burn for energy. Excess glucose is turned into fat. Now when most people think of carbs, they think of things like bread and grains. What some people don't realize is that there are carbs in just about everything we eat. Fruits, veggies, even eggs. The modern day food pyramid has a base of breads and grains that I believe to be addicting and not needed as a huge part of our daily diet. If we are eating the vegetables and fruits, we get all the daily carbs we need. So basically I'll be throwing bread and most grains out the window, along with sugars. I simply don't need them. I'll be eating a largely plant based diet with meat, butter, all the healthy fats still there. I will be LOOSELY counting my calorie intake, keeping it around a 1,200 a day. Adding in exercise and at least 100 ounces of water each day, which is almost a gallon. Water keeps everything lubricated and functioning correctly in your body. So it is a must have for anyone who wants to be feeling good. Well, this may sound like a lot, but I think this is what will keep me happy, and not feeling deprived. That's all for now. Next post will be on Friday, see you then!

 Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Monday, September 21, 2015


This is me!
Hi! My name's Taylor, welcome to my very own teen weight loss journey! Although this blog is mostly geared toward other teens like me, I invite everyone of all ages to take up the journey with me as as I battle against my worst nightmare... my weight. So first, a confession. Currently I have 230 pounds on a 5' 6" tall frame, I am a junk food junkie, and no, I'm a NOT happy with it. Next up, my goal. I'm aiming to hit a target weight of 150 pounds, I don't have a time frame because I've found them unreasonable, so if you're expecting posts about a bizarre quick acting diet that'll melt 20 pounds away in a week, you've come to the wrong place. This is a marathon, not a sprint. I've chosen to share my efforts with others to show that, even though it may feel like it, you are not alone. This blog will likely be a two posts a week sort of deal, some weeks there will be more, some super busy weeks there may be less. I'll keep it short for today,but in the future there will be pictures, music, and possibly even some video blog entries. Thank you so much for reading, and may the Lord be with you all!