Ok...on the first day of their 1,500 calorie diet...here's what me wif fed me:
pork chops, pork belly, and short ribs, with a huge portion of white rice with soy sauce and finedene! I looked at Jen and said " r u try'n to kill me?!!!!" I mean - it's so tacky to serve two types of pork...should've at least substituted one of the pork items for lamb or something?!!!!
I think it's great that Jen & Dre are doing this! Jen tried to get me to partner with her....but...unlike her...several thousand folks on this island know me!!!!! I can't make a fool of myself on public tv for the entire island to view!
I'm not sure I like one of these trainers....I think he's too "friendly" with my female folk! lol! Actually...this trainer Eli...he knows me.
One of the teams....one of the female partners....she's a local senator....just re-elected too!
It's really tough to lose weight on this island! We attend all kinds of events....baptisms, christenings, weddings, novenas, funerals, gala events, birthdays, office events, food...food...food everywhere!...and none of it healthy! We tons of fat/protein...and our vegetables are cooked in either butter if we're modern....or coconut milk if traditional! We eat tons of white rice....every meal including breakfast! I believe our national steak is spam. We even have a version of spam that has the Tabasco already added to it!
Dre tells us daily of us locals dying at the hospital because of complications from our lifestyles...we have a huge problem with diabetes! They know they're diabetic...but still eat like farmers and lay around like couch potatoes!
I downloaded several recipes of a leafy vegetable that's delicious sauteed with garlic....kangkong...but has Jen made it for us....nooooooooo! :-(
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
With only four weeks left in the Guam Biggest Loser contest I guess it is time for an update. I wanted to share with everyone why I felt it was time to get rid of some of my excess pounds and get healthy. Andrea and I had been informed of our selection for the local contest on September 20. I was so excited because I had been feeling extra fat and sluggish. On September 25 I went to work like every other day. I spent time in the office doing paperwork and then went on the sales floor to see what needed to be done that day. As I moved into the basement stockroom I suddenly had this strange feeling in my gut and thought that I needed the bathroom. I went into the bathroom to "take care of business" and was overcome with a tightness and pain I had never felt before. I was sweating as if I were in a sauna but at the same time felt cold. I heard someone come into the room and called out to her that I needed some help. I wanted her to get Katrina whom was working on the sales floor. The woman did not understand what I wanted and just kept cleaning the bathroom. I didn't want to die there on the toilet so I got up and went outside of the bathroom. I felt awful!!! I didn't want to make a scene so went back into the bathroom. Now everything was getting dark and I was so dizzy I could hardly stand. No more denying that I was in trouble and had to get help. As I left the bathroom the second time I was happy to see Katrina walking down the hall. I called out to her that I needed help. Something was wrong and asked her to call 911. Suddenly I was surrounded by the guys from our loss prevention dept. One of them is a EMT and he had me sit and helped keep me calm. At that moment I was sure that if I stopped fighting for my life and passed out I would die. I remember the paramedics trying to find a blood preasure without success. Then one said I can't find a pulse. I told him that I must have a pulse because I am alive. I could no longer feel my arms and hands as they were numb and the pain in my chest was bad. I was rushed to the hospital and spent the next three days there. I didn't have a heart attack, but was told I was very lucky to be alive. My Dr. said this was a warning and most people don't get that chance. I now always take my high blood preasure med. The dr. said I could and should excercise and that is what I have done. So far I have lost 27lb and Andrea has lost 18. I feel like an athlete rather then a couch potato. It is wonderful. I encourage everyone to get up and get moving. We always think we have another day to start. Today may be our last chance!!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We had a quiet halloween. All of our children are grown up and busy doing their owm thing. The only one that dressed up this year is Sarahissa. She is a hostess at Outback steak house and was required to dress as a super hero . She found this costume as Bat Girl. After work she went to her best friends house. The three girls in this matching shirts are Summer, Sarah, and Omi. These girls are always together. Great Friends.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I am still very stupid when it comes to being able to post pictures on the blog from the internet. I need a tutor. After one week with our trainers Andrea and I had a weight in. Let me tell you that our trainers are both pro fighters and show us no mercy. I didn't know my heart could beat so fast or that my lungs could beg so hard for air!!! My favorite part of the workout is when it is over and the endorphens kick in. At least we know it is working. Andrea lost 5 and 1/2 pounds and I lost 10. We are off to a good start and see cute outfits in our future. The program is only 15 min. long and can be viewed at kuam.com
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
The latest adventure is that Andrea and I were selected for this seasons edition of " Guam' Biggest Loser 2". We both had our first weight in on Monday. I knew I had gained weight, but oh my heck!!!! We are determined to be the winning team. On our local show no one is voted off. We work out with our trainers and the couple who lose the most weight at the end of the show is the winner. The program is broadcast every Wednesday at 6:30pm.