Saturday, January 26, 2013

My 50 Shades of Grey Playlist!

My 50 Shades of Grey Playlist:

Hey y’all! So like I’ve explained before, when I read a good book my mind instantly starts to create a playlist of songs that remind me of the book whether it’s the characters or situations on the book. Here is the songs that kept playing in my head or ones that I heard and instantly thought of the 50 Shades of Grey books by E.L. James! Oh and these songs also remind me A LOT of my other favorite series This Man and Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas (very similar to 50 Shades but honestly I loved it a little bit more!!) Enjoy!!!

  1. Closer by Nine Inch Nails (first time Christian was introduced this song INSTNATLY started in my head!!!!)
  2. Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon (need I say more! Plus this was in the book!)
  3. By the Way by Theory of a Deadman (ending of book one and the start of book two…this is absolutely perfect)
  4. Glitter in the Air by Pink (this to me is Ana)
  5. I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin (Christian all the way)
  6. Let Me Down Easy by Billy Currington (this actually came on my ipod right at the point in the second book when Christian got on his knees and acted as a sub..I broke down crying at that point btw!!)
  7. When I Look at You by Miley Cyrus (definitely fits both Ana and Christian)
  8. Bad Things by Jace Everett (again…need I say more!! This is the theme song to my fav show True Blood…yum!)
  9. Make You Feel My Love by Adele (this just fits Ana to me in so many ways)
  10. Pain by Three Days Grace (Christian Grey all the way!)
  11. Halo by Beyonce (again this I such a beautiful song and it’s very fitting from Christians pov)
  12. Sunshine by Steve Azar
  13. Demons by Imagine Dragons (ohhh poor, poor Christian)
  14. Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson (no explanation needed!)
  15. All I Need by Within Temptation
  16. Come Wake Me Up by Rascal Flatts (this to me describes both Ana and Christian when they were apart)
  17. Addicted To Love by Florence and The Machine (perfection!)
  18. Never Let Me Go by Florence and The Machine (no matter what I’m reading this song gives me head to toes goosebumps)
  19. Broken by Seether and Amy Lee
  20. Running Up That Hill by Placebo (red room of pain song…end of!)
  21. Scream by Usher (oh but yes!!!!)
  22. Come Home by One Republic and Sarah Bareilles

Friday, January 4, 2013

My Weight Loss!!

Since most of you have asked me about the diet plan that I am on, I figured I would write it all up and post it here on my blog for all to see!! This is done at a little primary care physician in the mountains and it has truly worked for me and two other co-workers.

My first goal with this diet was to lose 30lbs. I am currently at a weight loss of 20lbs so I’m VERY happy (I started at the end of Nov)!! My ultimate weight loss is 50lbs. I’ve still got a ways to go but I love how I feel and I really love getting into a pair of pants that I have not been in for over 3 years!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!

So below I will post the supplements I am taking plus the foods they recommend and how much! Any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will answer them to the best of my ability!!

Supplements and Medications:

1.       Multivitamin with minerals – you can take any kind of multivitamin.

2.       Cell Press – This helps with controlling your appetite by giving you that “full” feeling. This is a natural medication so you can buy this online!! It’s around $20. It’s a bright red capsule that you take 30 min before lunch and dinner.

Prescription Medications from the office:

1.       Vitamin B12 Shot – helps with energy and prevents fatigue

2.       Phendimetrazine 35mg – take one pill one hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner. This helps suppress appetite; it’s a mild diuretic (NOT TRUE I pee like a Russian race horse because this pill gives you the case of cotton mouth BAD so you drink NON STOP!!!); stimulates utilization of protein, fats and carbs.

*SIDE NOTE ON THIS MEDICATION – It is a VERY mild prescription diet pill!! I have been on a prescription diet pill call Adipex or Phentrimine for 2 years and that pill literally will make you feel like you are on a HIGH dose of Speed!!!!!! I could have ran a marathon on that diet pill because it speeds up your metabolism so much. I dropped 20lbs on that particular diet pill in about 2 weeks BUT and this is a BIG BUT…if you lose weight too fast like that it will come back just as quick!! I know the doctors and professional all say that but I’m tellin ya I can definitely attest to that fact!!!!

Simple Induction Phase:
This phase is pretty much to throw your body into what is called ketosis/liposis which is when your body releases fat-mobilizing hormones that will assist your body with suppressing your appetite and consuming your own body fat! Gross I know!! Pretty much it allows your body to burn those nasty fatty tissues!

This is where it gets a tab bit difficult……..for 7 days you eat ONLY PROTEIN!!!!!!!!!! I struggled with this because I am a VERY picky eater and I really had to just eat chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I know exciting right?!?!?! Below you will see the protein list.

Protein List:
14-16 oz of protein servings a day divided equally into 3 meals.

Poultry (1oz) – chicken, turkey (white meat, no skin or Cornish hen), quail or other game birds (no skin).

Fish (1oz) – fresh or frozen cod, flounder, haddock, halibut, trout and tuna (if canned, must be with water), herring, salmon and catfish.

Shellfish  (6 oz) – oysters; sardines (2 oz); crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp, clams, squid (1 oz) – cannot be breaded or fried.

Game (1 oz) – venison, quail and other game birds.

Cheese – Nonfat or 1% cottage cheese (1/4 cup); 4% cottage cheese (1/4 cup); fat free cheese (1 oz); ricotta cheese fat free (1/2 cup); grated parmesan (2tbsp).

Beef (1 oz) – USDA select  or choice (trimmed of fat) such as round roast, sirloin, flank steak, tenderloin, t-bone, porterhouse, ground round.

Pork (1 oz) – lean pork, ham (not sugar cured), Canadian bacon, tenderloin and pork chop.

Other – Tofu (3 oz or ¼ cup); processed meats (3gm or less fat per oz; 1 oz); hard boiled egg (1oz); egg whites (2 whites); egg substitutes ¼ cup).

Day 8 Add Carbohydrates

Have 3 meals and 2 snacks daily

2 servings: one serving is equal to 1 cup raw or ½ cup cooked.

Vegetable List:
Asparagus, Artichoke, Arugula, Bamboo spouts, Beans-Green/Yellow, Bean sprouts, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Eggplant, Greens/Collards, Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions/Scallions, Peppers green/red/sweet/hot, Sauerkraut, Soy beans, Spinach, Radish, Radicchio, Turnips, Zucchini.

Day 15 Add fruits
2 servings; 1 serving as listed

Fruit List:
Apples – small; Cherries – ½ cup; Nectarines – medium; Apricots – medium; Grapes – 10; Oranges – small; Berries all varieties – ½ cup; Grapefruit – ½ cup; Peach – small; Cantaloupe – ½ cup; Lemon; Pears – medium.

Salad Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme

Dressings: Olive oil and vinegar; Sugar/Fat/Carb. Free dressing

Week One – any spice/seasoning; Artificial sweeteners; Butter buds; Dill pickles; Fat free broth; Parmesan/Pericorino cheese (2 tbsp); Mustard; Lemon or Lime juice; Sugar free gelatin (10 cal); Vinegar – red, white, light rice.

Week Two – Celery; Ketchup; Lettuce; Mayonnaise (fat free); Popsicle (60 cals or less); Pudding (60 cal. Once a week); Whipping cream (3 tbsp once a week); Yogurt (60 cals or less).

Daily fluid of 1 gallon or 128 ounces a day!!! You heard me right folks!! That is sixteen 8oz glasses of water a day! At LEAST 64 ounces are needed daily. NO soft drinks – diet or zero calorie!!!!! If you can’t get all that in just plain water, like me, behold there are some options!!!!!

You can drink: calorie free flavored water; Crystal Light (I drink this ALL day and drink my water in the evening!! My fav is Cherry Pomegranate; Sugar free lemonade; Any calorie free and caffeine free drinks; Fat free broths.

STAY AWAY FROM MILK, JUICES AND CREAMER!!!!!!! Also stay away from caffeine due to potential side effects!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay so that is the breakdown of the program! It’s up to you to utilize and put forth all of this to get yourself healthier!!! If I can do it YOU CAN DO IT!!! Okay that seriously just sounded like an infomercial!!!!!!!

Again ANY questions you have please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will try my best to answer your questions about the foods. I can’t help you if it pertains to health questions…I’M NOT A DOCTOR!!!!!