Twitter Question of the Week

Fridays at Secrets of a Former Fat Girl is Twitter Question of the Week day, and I want to hear from YOU! There is so much we can learn from one another, and this is a great place to show us your sparkle!

Want to join in? Just follow me on Twitter, and watch for the Twitter Question of the Week (posted by 8am CST on the previous Wednesday). All replies received via Twitter or Facebook by 10am on Friday will get posted with a link back to you!

What is the craziest fad diet or diet gizmo you've tried?
  • Kelley says: I got my ears stapled by a Chiropracter to decrease my appetite. I wore them for 4 months. It didn't help.

  • Amanda says: Crazy fad diet would have to be just skipping a complete meal. Crazy gizmo that I bought would be AB Roller.

  • Brianne says: Greek diet to loose 20lbs in 20 days. I ate a lot of meat and salad and no fruit! One day got to have pasta and feta.

  • Betsy says: I bought this after watching an infomercial at 2am. Something similar to this thing, but not as expensive (read: cheap, flimsy, ridiculous). Then of tons of crazy diets: T-Factor Diet, Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, 5 Factor Diet, Fat Smash, Slim Fast... I'm sure many more that escape me at the moment.

  • Kristie says: Phen Phen. (sp?) Basically speed.
Oh the extreme things we'll do when the answer is so simple and crystal clear - eat clean and exercise! Here's my answer:

  • Probably the craziest fad diet I've done is the Master Cleanse Diet. I lasted 2.5 days before I caved in. I have no idea how some people stay on it for a few weeks! My craziest diet gizmo is the U-Gallop. My mom bought it for me this past Christmas, and yes I actually use the thing a few times a week, and yes I feel really silly using it. I have to say I do feel like it is helping me tighten up my core and inner thigh area, but I am working out with a personal trainer 5x a week as well, so I can't really say if this thing works definitely or not. If anything, it's a great conversation starter!
Thank you all for participating this week!




Hey hey, it's my birthday and I'm *cough cough mumble mumble* years old today!



And guess what .......

Drumroll please .......

Uh huh ... keep drumming ....

Oh yeah ... good news is coming up ...

Yep, just a little bit more ...

Are ya ready?

I HIT MY 100 LB WEIGHT LOSS MARK TODAY!



OH YEAH!!! I weigh myself every morning, so seriously, I stepped on the scale like I was on auto-pilot, saw the number and stepped off. Then I was like WTF??

So I stepped on again.

Same number.

Stepped off the scale, picked it up, shook it a little, then stepped on it again.

Same number.

Stepped off the scale, wiggled it into a different spot on my bedroom floor (maybe the other spot was uneven or something), and stepped on it again.

Then the screaming began. LMAO

My daughter ran into my bedroom all freaked out - when I explained why I was screaming, she hopped up on my bed and started jumping and bouncing around LOL (My son slept through all of this lol) I had my daughter step on the scale to make sure it was reading right, and it's spot on.
Sweet baby Jesus ... I've lost 100 lbs!!! Well, 100.2 lbs to be exact ;)

And the weigh-in basically set the tone for the rest of my morning ... my girl woke up my son so they could "surprise" me with breakfast in bed, and made me strawberries and blueberries with yogurt and a bit of Kashi Go Lean Crunch! They know their mama well, and made sure to measure out all the ingredients according to serving size. Way to go kidlets!

My daughter then brought out a special box that Jeannie and Carrie sent me waaaay back in March - it was a top secret box that was only to be opened when I hit my 100 lb loss goal. It was so exciting to FINALLY open it! Well, it was exciting to watch the KIDS open it! LOL

Carrie did such an amazing job packing the box - there were pretty gerbera daises artfully arranged with two wrapped prezzies and two letters - one each from Jeannie and Carrie. I wish my kids had been a little more civilized before they tore into that box so I could have snapped a photo ... but here's the "aftermath" ...


I got a sweet water bottle - it's way cool and even has a dial to track how many bottles you drink during the day, and a Nike+!!!!! Thank you Jeannie and Carrie!! I can't WAIT to try my Nike+!! My iPod isn't the right generation to use the adapter, and my son's iPod Nano - which was the right generation - went through the washing machine, so it's out of service. I intend to upgrade to an iTouch 32GB (which is compatible with the Nike+) but that's not for a few months. I really want to start using my Nike+, so I'm going to splurge some of my birthday money on a Nike+ Sportsband so I can get started right away. Wheeee!!!!

I'm now off to the gym for a HIIT cardio workout with TrainerGuy. The kids are whispering quite loudly about some sort of scavenger hunt they need to put out for my birthday while I'm gone. I better scoot out of here so they can get to work. :)

I hope everyone has a grand day! Operation Fat Blaster team members - be sure to visit our new Headquarters to get the scoop on our first Special Ops Mission of the Week!

xo,


"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." Lucille Ball

23 comments:

Amy said...

Congratulations to you - what a wonderful present for your birthday and you have all your hard work to thank for it! I found your blog last week and you are very inspiring! keep up the great work and good luck on your first half marathon - I'll be sure to check in to see how it went! I did my first one in January 2008 and it was incredible.

Marcelle said...

Firstly
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MICHELLE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUU

Hope its a wonderful year filled with laughter, love and happiness.

Then......
WOW WOW WOW ON THAT 100LB WEIGHT LOSS
you are the bomb girlfriend!!!!!!
What an achievement..
now need to convert to kgs'...hehe

Marcelle said...

Firstly
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MICHELLE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Hope its a wonderful year, filled with lots of love, laughter and happiness..

THEN...
WOW WOWO WOWOW WOW...WHAT AN AMAZING WEIGHT LOSS...
You are amazing, honestly...congratulations on that huge number.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your weight loss! I hope one day I do as well!

I wanted to submit a crazy weight loss thing, but couldn't figure out how to do it anonymously. And I don't know if it is the sort of thing you want posted on your blog anyway :)

But the other day I finally fulfilled a desire I've had for a long time, and went to see a Dom. I really enjoyed it, but before going over my stomach was too filled with butterflies to eat dinner! He is really, really handsome so I find myself exercising harder and with a lower appetite, because I want him to be pleased with my body. So it isn't really an intentional weight loss strategy, I guess it is more of a side effect. But I think that as far as "crazy weight loss things" go, it's pretty high up there!

Washing Away the Gain said...

WhooooOOOOOooo my friend!!! Wow great stuff!! What a reward!! AWESOME AWESOM AWESOME!!! Congrats you earned it! And again Happy Birthday!

Amy said...

TOO COOL! Great job you.
And Happy Birthday!!!!

WriterMarie said...

Happy Birthday! And you got the perfect gift...hitting 100 pounds gone!!!

I have to add to the crazy weight loss stories. Years ago at work, my friend Kim and I started Metabolife together. It worked much better for her - she lost 20 pounds rather quickly and I lost 7 in the same amount of time. Then Kim was having chest pains and went to her doctor, who flipped out when she found out Kim was taking Metabolife. That was the end of that for both of us!

Carlos said...

great loss and on your birthday!!!? fate...

S. said...

Wow, congratulations on the amazing weight loss. You are clearly on a roll with the impressive, inspirational accomplishments lately. Keep up the awesome work!! :-)

Betsy said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is WONDERFUL news. 100 pounds! You are amazing girl!! Way to go! Best birthday present EVER!!! :)

Enjoy your day!!

And that U-Saddle thingie?! LMAO!

Fran said...

Happy birthday and also congratulations on your unbelievable great result!

I hope you've had a wonderful birthday!

Fran

Nerd Girl said...

happy birthday!!! and what an amazing birthday present! congratulations!!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday! What could possibly be a better present than a 100 (+) pound loss?? Congrats!

lisah said...

What an awsome birthday gift to give yourself! May today be the start of another wonderful year!

Lisa

Melissa Cunningham said...

WOW WOW WOW and WOW!!!!
so happy for you for the 100lb weight loss!thats like a whole person-omg!
AND a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday to you!!!! could you really ask for anything better on your special day??
hope you have a great rest of the day-so proud of you!!!!!
MC
(oh,im about to attemtp to get on the operation fat blaster...)

seattlerunnergirl said...

OMG!!!! Talk about HIDING the BALL, Michelle - CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What an AMAZING feeling that is - yippee! When I read it at first I almost starting bawling right at my desk - out of happiness for you! Then I realized people might think that was weird. So, inside, I'm doing the happy dance for you!

Snigger Fam said...

Way to go, girl! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for looking and commenting on my weight loss blog. :)

Blossom said...

Amazing on the weight loss! And, happy birthday too!!!

Shelley said...

What a fantastic day - it's your birthday AND you hit 100 pounds lost!!! Congratulations on your hard work!!!!!

AzLinda said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! Hope you had the best one ever! And what a way to start it off with a bang girly :D 100 lbs lost, gone, capooey, forever and ever!

Whaa-hoo, I'm doing the happy dance for you :D Way to go!!

It don't get no better than this does it? :D

Mesha said...

hey Michelle, how can I get a weight tracker like yours? i like the flashing digits. :)

*Fitcetera* said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS????

MICHELLE, I'M SCREAMING OUT OF HAPPINESS FOR YOU!!!!
OMG!!!
WAY TO GO, SISTER!
AMAZING FANTASTIC WONDERFUL
FABULOUS!!!
I'm smiling from ear to ear for you and I have to say I've teared up!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Jen said...

awww..I didn't know you had a birthday day. man...I HATE to be the last one to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY...but I'm sayin' it anyhow!

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