POSTED: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Anita Katzman writes:
We took our annual camping trip with friends and every year, we do a different variation on s'mores. Last time we tried it with easter peeps and reese's peanut butter cups, and even after the sugar-bomb coma we were all in, we agreed they were pretty awesome. This year would be different: sliced strawberries and dark chocolate. I limited myself to two little s'mores. I knew when I returned home, I would have my 8am training session and they are hard enough when I eat well! Who knew that holding a weight over your head makes a lunge 100 times more difficult? They were my nemesis until side-stepping on a resistance band came along. But they're helping me big time, and Justin pushes me way more than I've ever pushed myself. That's a good thing. Go Team Yellow!
James Henry writes:
Let me start by saying that I love going to the gym! I really do. I feel much better and have so much more energy than I used to. You can eat at Plucker’s even if you’re on this program. Unfortunately, you have to order your wings “naked.” As I’m on a protein heavy diet, I order the larger serving also known as the monster. Try not to giggle when you order the “naked monster”. I dare you!
Rebekah Worrell writes:
This past week was a little harder than normal. I took a trip to Biloxi, MS with friends and realized very quickly how hard it was going to be to stick to my healthier lifestyle. I think I made some good decisions when it came to eating out, but I didn't get to workout like I had planned. And I definitely drank too much coke. Now that I am back home I plan on working extra hard to make up for my 'not so good' decisions I made while on vacation.
Carole Walker writes:
I've lost 5lbs since the last weigh in and gone down another pants size, so I'm really excited about that. This past week was truly a test for me, because I’m usually an emotional eater when dealing with tough situations in my life. A very very close family friend who was like another mother to me pass away unexpectedly on last Thursday and it's been hard to deal with. In the past whenever I was faced with a difficult situation I turned to food for comfort, but not this time. Instead of making that wrong choice and drowning my sorrows in ice cream, potato chips and an orange fanta, I headed to the gym and worked out. Not only did that help me emotionally, but physically as I burned off a few more calories. I have to thank Kris Cusanza, Greg Liem, Bally's and NBC33 for giving me this opportunity to change my life for the better. This has been and continues to be an amazing journey. All I can say to those who have the same struggles is to take that first step, that's the hardest part believe it or not.
James Newman writes:
Lately I have been receiving compliments from those around me that they are noticing a difference in my appearance. Not only does that make me feel better about myself, but it is good motivation to keep going and work even harder to remain a contestant. Thanks to everybody for the support and encouragement, it really means a lot.
Kris Cusanza writes:
This week I realized just how important it is to eat. I’ve been trying to add more variety to my diet, but I never seem to be able to get out to the store. I had to go two days eating little but eggs and veggies, a blah combination. I was very weak during that time and it made my workouts rough. Lesson learned. From now on I’ll try and plan ahead, so I don’t feel like I’m going to pass out.