So, I've determined most of my weight loss blockage must be some sort of mental block. I can't honestly say I've been the queen of fitness, but I have tried HARD in spurts of several months to lose weight to no avail. I just can't drop below 135.

Last year, I went through a phase where I went to the gym almost every day and though I shaped up some, I never quite regained my girlish figure. I just can't figure it out. I've eliminated most of the major stresses in my life. It stands to reason I can't eliminate everything stressful, so why can't I eliminate that little spare tire around my waist?

Lately my fitness routines have centered more around maintenance than actual weight loss. My main goal is to simply not get bigger than I am until I can figure something out. Thus I have turned to SlimCrack!

It's supposed to be formulated for a woman's body to help reduce appetite and speed up metabolism. Ugh, I've never been friggin hungrier than I was today. I actually even had breakfast, but I was somehow still craving to munch ALL. EFFIN. DAY. WTF?

So, I'm going to try this thing called a stationary bike tonight and try my SlimCrack again tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll eventually start seeing some changes. I really need to see them before bikini time!



  1. This article is geared more toward men, but it has plenty of good fat burning tips:

    As far as just losing a little weight, with minimal exercise(assume you already have a decent diet and don't eat fast food everyday) you should be able to drop a few pounds(most likely over the course of 3 months or so though) with the metabolism boosters.

    I've used Hydroxycut with decent results. I'm gonna try the Hot-Rox one suggested in the article in the future.

  2. Oooohhh! It would be nice if there were one that would work overnight.

  3. I have a couple of suggestions that have worked really well for me in the past.

    1) Eat small portions often.
    2) Eat mostly unprocessed foods.
    3) Avoid simple sugars and non-complex carbohydrates.
    4) Add weights to your exercise routine twice a week or so, but keep the focus on cardio.
    5) If you don't loose any weight for a week, reduce your calorie intake by 200-300 calories per day and keep going.
    6) If you lose more than 2lbs in a week, increase the caloric intake by 200-300 calories per day.

    The reasoning:
    Eating small portions of unprocessed food often (3 normal/small meals plus two snacks between) keeps your blood sugar high enough that you don't feel hunger pangs or fatigue.

    Avoiding simple sugars and carbohydrates keeps your blood sugar from spiking. This will cause insulin to be released and excess sugars will get stored as fat. A good balanced meal should be 40% complex carbs, 40% protein, and 20% unsaturated fats.

    Adding weights will help build your lean muscle mass (but I promise you won't bulk). The more lean muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate. More lean muscle mass means that your time spent on cardio will be much more effective, too.

    You don't want to lose more than 2lbs a week. Any faster and you're probably not keeping your lean muscle mass. This means that once you hit your goal you won't be able to maintain it, or that you'll plateau before you reach your goal.

  4. I think I'm going to hit Walmart tonight and get me some snack foods that will appease my munchies without causing terrible damage. I hear eating celery is a good idea. A lot of my munching I think is related to just needing something to do with my hands and mouth. God, that sounded really wrong. x.x

    So far, the SlimQuick (or SlimCrack as I like to call it) has been helping some. I've started doing a mile on the bike each day and on Saturdays I walk/jog about a mile with little weights. I'm thinking about going and buying a real bike, but that will have to wait until next pay check.

    Last year when I went on my big fitness kick, I toned up and actually gained some muscle mass, but never lost a pound. I'm trying to avoid that this time around. (Although, I have to say the t&a I was sporting as a result was stellar...)

    Anyway, I'm definitely taking your advice to heart! Thanks so much for the help!

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  6. If your weight stayed the same but you were toning up, you were definitely losing fat.

    Weight is really a horrible metric to go by. Muscle is a lot more dense than fat. Body fat percentage is much better, but it's still not perfect.

    Personally I go by how I feel about myself when I look in the mirror, how much energy I have throughout the day, and my perceived exertion level during nominal workouts. If any of the three are sub-par, it's time to step it up a bit. Incidentally it's time for me to step it up a bit.

    Finally, baby carrots and broccoli are better snacks than celery. Celery has too much indigestible cellulose. Eating foods that are too low in calories causes fatigue and reduces the effectiveness of your workouts which will in turn keep you on your plateau.