I gained 1.6 pounds. I don’t know how you gain weight on less than 2000 calories a day. I gotta reevaluate what I am eating. Mom says “remember you’ve been working out and gaining muscle”. People don’t realize you can’t gain muscle that fast. It takes months and months to gain muscle. Definitely not 1 week. I’m at a loss. This is the kind of thing that would push me to eat junk in the past. I feel like, what’s the point? I’m not progressing. Thank goodness for this medicine, I don’t want my usual junk food. Gotta push through.

Breakfast: 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup raisin bran (270 calories)

Lunch: Philadelphia roll, california roll, 4 oz. coke (820 calories)

Dinner: Chocolate covered cherry yogurt (150 calories)

Total = 1230 calories

New Kids On The Block

I’m so excited. My birthday is May 5, and my mom just bought me 2 tickets to see NKOTB in Houston on May 20 for my birthday. I’m going with my sister in law, Rachel. We will report on the fun and take pictures. For sake of the past I will post the two pics I have with some members of NKOTB, this is from 1999. I was way smaller , like over 100 pounds smaller, I weighed between 170 – 190 lbs back then, and did not have a double chin like I do now:

Today I woke up at 6pm. I don’t know why I slept so late but I suspect its because I kept waking up because I was listening to the Backstreet Boys on Youtube all night. I don’t own any cd’s, except for one NKOTBSB cd, and I had never heard the Backstreet Boys music after their Black & Blue album in 2000. They’ve released several albums since then and someone posted the full albums on YouTube so I was listening to that all night while I slept and it kept waking me up.

My abs hurt from all the exercise I did this week. By the way, I’ve been eating sweets as far as fruits go but I haven’t eaten a cookie, cake, pie, brownie in over 2 weeks since I started taking this medicine. Makes a huge difference in my calorie intake and it’s allowing me to stick to my diet for the most part.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: 1 cup of Raisin Bran, 1 cup skim milk, 1 banana, 2 pineapple slices (420 calories)

Lunch: I love pickled mango so much, my mom got me addicted to it. Pickled mango, 6 oz. baked salmon, 1 cup quinoa with mild cheddar cheese added (592 calories)

Dinner: 1 cup grapes (62 calories), chobani raspberry greek yogurt (120 calories)

total = 1,193 calories for the day

What I ate today

Today was the the end of my first week of bootcamp. It was so hard, I decided that my knees were in too bad a shape to get on the ground. Half of the exercises were on the ground though. I got on the ground twice and I couldn’t get up, my mom had to help me up. So I just decided not to get back down there. Instead of doing full burpees I just touched my toes.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: 1 cup of Raisin Bran, 1 cup of skim milk (270 calories)

Lunch: Strawberry banana Chobani greek yogurt, Beef Jumbo hotdog & Bun (480 calories)

Dinner: 4 slices of pineapple, butter chicken with basmati rice (390 calories)


What I ate today

I got a request on another site to post what I eat in a day. On Wednesdays, I meet up with a group of women for “dinner” at a different restaurant each week. I put that in quotes because for me it’s actually lunch. I wake up at 1 pm or later on most days. So I eat breakfast in the afternoon and when other people are eating dinner, I’m just eating lunch.

What I ate today:

Breakfast: 1 cup Raisin Bran and 1 cup of skim milk (270 calories)

Lunch: We went to Fuego Tortilla Grill. I ate the El Presidente which consists of Fried avocado, chicken, pico de gallo, jack cheese and chipotle ranch. I ordered it without the bacon cause I don’t eat pork. The fried avocado was good, but I don’t know why you would fry avocado. Anyway, I added sour cream, onions, and cucumbers to my sandwich. I don’t have a accurate count of the calories for this sandwich but I looked up chicken avocado sandwich on My Fitness Pal and it said 400 calories so I went with that. I also had sweet tea when I should have had water. So add another 100 calories for that.

Dinner: Chobani Strawberry yogurt (120 calories), 1 cup skim milk (90 calories)

For the day I had about 1000 calories

Oh and I lost another pound, don’t know how much it will be for the week.

Bootcamp: Day 1

I went to my first day of bootcamp today and yea it kicked my ass. There were a lot of exercises I just could not get my body to do because I’m too big and heavy. I couldn’t even do the modified version of the burpee. I did one half assed burpee. I couldn’t do a plank at all, cannot lift my body off the ground. So I just got on all fours but my knees hurt in that position. My mom did better than me. I am so tired from that intense activity. And I slept all day before going. I shouldn’t be tired.

After bootcamp we went for sushi cause that’s what I was craving. I had a spicy tuna roll and the philadelphia roll. I didn’t like the spicy tuna roll but the philadelphia roll was delicious. That was over 600 calories but I had extra calories leftover cause I ate very small portions earlier today.

Someone asked me to post what I eat in a day.

Today I ate:

Breakfast: 1 cup of raisin bran with 1 cup of skim milk (270 calories)

Lunch: Chicken sandwich and a cup of green juice (387 calories)

Dinner: sushi ; spicy tuna roll and philadelphia roll and 2 starburst (610 calories)

No snacks allowed, and also I’m only eating cereal cause I bought it before I went to see Dr. Nowzaradan. His plan calls for no cereal but I’m gonna eat what I have, I’m not throwing perfectly good food out.

drank a lot of water today


Gotta go back to bootcamp tomorrow, wish me luck.


I’ve been really strict on the diet, counting every calorie and I lost 5 pounds this first week!

I haven’t been doing well with the water challenge my therapist gave me. I only drink water overnight as I sleep cause my mouth gets really dry. So I keep a cup of water by my bed. My mom ordered water bottles for us off the internet. It has how many ounces you drink on it. They haven’t arrived yet. But yea I drink like 1 cup of water per day.

I updated every page on this website, so check them out.

My Lifestyle changes

Just wanted to stop by and let you guys know I’m on My Fitness Pal, you can add me as a friend on there. We can support each other on our journeys.

My username is : realvickinicole

Also another update, me and my mom joined the Texas Fit Chicks . I was at a bar on Tuesday chugging down very strong margaritas and talking to this random girl who was sitting next to me. I told her about the lifestyle changes I’m making lately and she told me about this local group called Texas Fit Chicks. It’s so weird cause my mom had just told me that morning to find a way for us to exercise. My local chapter of the Texas Fit Chicks have a exercise boot camp 3 nights a week. They also give you a 30 day meal plan. It’s a kinda expensive membership but I found a groupon for $49 to try it out for a month. The meal plan looks interesting, it gives you recipes and a grocery list and options for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

I’m not gonna lie to you, I’m a little scared of the bootcamp. I am so out of shape and I have asthma, I just don’t want to die right now. I contacted the trainer and told her I am over 300 lbs and out of shape and she said don’t try to keep pace with the rest of the group, if I’m dying go at half the reps that she calls for.

My therapist gave me homework today. He just wants me to drink more water and log it in to My Fitness Pal and show it to him next time we have therapy. He said if I drink something sugary like coke cola then have the same amount in water. I think that’s a good plan. I definitely don’t drink enough water.

Lastly, I started taking that medicine that Dr. Nowzaradan prescribed and today was the first day that I didn’t have ANY sugar cravings. I am shocked. If I can go without eating lots of sugar, I think I will lose weight. We’ll see if today was just a fluke or not.

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