Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fitness Profile

Not Another Initial V.S. Initial Z

This has been an interesting back and forth. I only did one fast day two weeks ago and I even cheated by eating a Nutty Bar!!! The week after that, I didn’t do anything. Back to another initial. I am pretty tired of them myself. Tired enough to just not do them anymore. I have been listening to my audio’s today. I am getting my head in the game. Again, I thank you for sticking around through the ups and downs. I think I will start keeping a food journal tomorrow.

I know that in order to be successful, consistency is the key I am not utilizing at the moment. Sticking with the 5:2 diet would be a great start. Updating this profile around the same time Sundays would be second. I don’t know is on third. ūüėČ Forth, puppy classes start again tomorrow so I know will be getting a bunch of steps in.

I will be looking up how to properly measure my chest / bust. I really don’t think it fluctuates that much. Once I get that down the right way, that number will be a reliable measurement.


Not Another Initial                                                           Initial Z

Weight: 151.8 pounds                                        Weight:  156 pounds

BMI:  28.7                                                               BMI:  29.5

Body Fat:  39.1%                                                  Body Fat:  40.1%

Waste:  38 inches                                               Waste:  38 inches

Chest:  40  inches                                                Chest:  41 inches

Steps:  N/A                                                            Steps:  N/A

Floors:  N/A                                                            Floors:  N/A

Not Another Initial                                                             Initial Z

Weight:  237.8 pounds                                          Weight:  234.8 pounds

BMI:  33.1                                                                  BMI:  32.7

Body Fat:  29.9%                                                     Body Fat:  30.7%

Waste:  42 inches                                                   Waste:  41 3/4 inches

Neck:  17 inches                                                      Neck:  17 1/2 inches

Steps:  N/A                                                                Steps:  N/A

Floors:  N/A                                                                Floors:  N/A


Autopilot Gone Wrong

I was inspired to share this story after I laughed about it with a friend. I planned on adding what we ate during our ‘fast days’ to the beginning of the weekly fitness profile. In order to add the calorie count I needed to look at the package of cream cheese. After I put it away, I went back to my computer for a while. When I got hungry and needed a refill, I went to the fridge. I found all the usual suspects…. soda, ketchup, mustard, cheese snacks, cold cuts but not the cream cheese?!?!?!?!

*Looks Up*

I put the cream cheese on top of the fridge with the bagels!?!?!?!?!?!

We do silly things when we are lost in thought. What about you, have you done anything silly while on ‘autopilot’?

Cheers to you, life, random projects and silly autopilot. ūüôā

Fitness Profile

Initial 3.0 V.S. Not Another Initial

I will start out with thanking everyone for their patience….. THANK YOU!!!¬†With my renewed interest I will press forward. This should be the last ‘initial’ but I will do as many as it takes until I stick with it. We look at people who are successful and all we see is their ‘have it all’ life style. We don’t see the years of failing and getting back up again. I have done my fair share of failing and it is my turn to have it all!

My wonderful husband has agreed to do the 5:2 diet with me on the same days. It was kind of hard to keep track of his stuff when we weren’t on the exact same page. I warned him that if he isn’t cooperative this time around that I would have to drop him from the blog. I don’t want to do that because I like being able to show the difference in progression between a man and a woman. I am pretty sure he will stick with it this time because he has a PT test coming up soon. To avoid the stress similar to the last test, he wants to get into better shape to secure an easy pass.

Now, Week Four’s fitness profile was done December 8th. It is February 9th so it has been two months too long. Thanks again for waiting and let me know if there is anything you would like to see added to the Fitness Profile. ūüôā

Initial 3.0                                                           Not Another Initial

Weight: 151.8 pounds                                        Weight:  155.5 pounds

BMI:  28.7                                                               BMI:  29.4

Body Fat:  39.1%                                                  Body Fat:  39.1%

Waste:  38 inches                                               Waste:  37 inches

Chest:  40  inches                                                Chest:  40 1/2 inches

Steps:  N/A                                                            Steps:  N/A

Floors:  N/A                                                            Floors:  N/A

Initial 3.0                                                               Not Another Initial

Weight:  234.2 pounds                                          Weight:  237.8 pounds

BMI:  32.7                                                                  BMI:  33.1

Body Fat:  27.9%                                                     Body Fat:  29.9%

Waste:  42 inches                                                   Waste:  42 1/2 inches

Neck:  17 inches                                                      Neck:  17 3/4 inches

Steps:  N/A                                                                Steps:  N/A

Floors:  N/A                                                                Floors:  N/A


Hello everybody, My name is Amanda.   *Hi Amanda*  And I am lazy. *light claps*

I am sorry for being such a slacker. I recently jumped on the scale and saw a number dangerously close to 160 pounds!!!!! My motivation for getting back to the 5:2 diet has shot past need to do is hanging out with already working on next weeks initial fitness profile for Sunday. I already have a title for it. Hint:  Initial


Everyone has a ‘thing.’ ¬†WordPress is cool for writing but I still need a thing. Yes, I have the 5:2 diet thing. That will only last as long as I am looking to lose some weight and buy new clothes. Once I look awesome, I will need a real thing. I turn to You Tube for inspiration and tips. In regards to my messy house, I watch a lot of Clean My Space videos. Check out this Party Clean up video in honor of Super Bowl Sunday: ¬† ¬† Sooooo, Cleaning is their ‘thing.’ Once I find my thing, it will make writing every week easy peasy.


Thanks to the You Tube channel mentioned above… I am super excited to start cleaning! No, really, I am not kidding. I will be taking some super gross before pictures. I am sure I will get plenty of not very nice comments on them. (If any) But, I will endure to help inspire other slobs like me. Believe it or not, getting started is the worst part. It is easier to say fuck it, everything else is a mess anyway. I have done this on plenty of occasions. Once I do a deep clean all over, I will be working on getting a good cleaning schedule. After those two things have been done, and the schedule followed… I will have a house to be proud of.