Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Many Faces of Sherri

My Extra Skin

You may have noticed that my blog entries are slowly going down to one or two a month...
That's because I am super busy and with school starting up soon, I don't know how well I am going to balance it. Eventually, I will be right back into the daily grind so I can look good for my future husbands at the college.... LOL!!!
But anywayz...
The reason I am writing this blog is to reenact an encounter I had with a co-worker. It went a little like this...
Co-worker: You look good!! How much weight have you lost?
Me: About 77 pounds
Co-worker: Wow!! 77 pounds!! I don't want to be mean asking this but, where did all your extra skin go?



Yeah, I walked away from that one.
  • First of all, do not confuse me with one of the lost souls from the TLC show, "My 600 Pound Life".
  • I did not get any surgical procedures that include snipping, clipping, removing, stapling, burning, tucking, or drainage tubes!!
  • Do I look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy?! My stomach doesn't roll out like a freaking pizza crust...
  • I literally worked my ass off everyday to get to where I am at. I didn't lay down and eat gravy and cream corn until I disappeared. Hard fucking work and dedication will always work!! You just have to convince yourself first. I am not God, so what makes me any different than you?
  • If you have to add a forewarning to a question, you intentions were to piss me off. Don't go there with me because you work with me almost everyday. I will destroy you...
While I am down here on a whole new level, I would like to include that I am no longer excepting diet tips... I am open to all exercise tips for toning but as far as dieting advice goes...
Not to be mean, but I am ignoring it...

Back to the positive side now...
Yesterday was the first day I did a run/walk through the Courthouse. Yes people, I ran and it was amazing. (And no, I was not being chased by anything)

I guess it is time for a new Blogger Book because all the pages are dried together now :((

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Weight Loss is....

While I was at work staring at an entire display of Hormel chili, I decided to come up with this slightly entertaining and informative blog...
Please enjoy this because I left my mouse at home and this took FOREVER to do....

My current weight loss is....


Now with my amazing abilities to think WWWAAAAYYY outside of the box, I'm going to compare this with a few things...

My weight loss is equivalent to...

This Child

My weight loss is about the same as...

9.5 Gallons of Water

I have lost...

 7 Dell Diamond Black 17.3" Inspiron N7110 Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2350M Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Option. Now available at with prices starting at $528.97.

I have lost enough weight to equal...

81 Cans of Hormel Turkey Chili with No Beans

...and since I am a fan of my paint program now...
I have lost...

101 Cans of Soda/Beer

And for my Grand Finale'
My total weight loss is the same as...

152 Double Quarter Pounders

...and let me tell you...


Pet-Peeves from the Gym Part 1

(The library is unusually LOUD today)

I know I have talked about some things that irritate me at the gym.
Well, this is an update...

The Door

I could write a book about this door. This is no normal door, this is the door to the ladies locker room.
Let me explain why this annoys me in two scenarios.

Scenario 1
If I open the door, usually I am opening it for me. If I open this door and you try to slide by me, I will push you right back out of it. Here at the gym, it seems people wait for the door to open like they are fucking royalty. Believe me when I say, two people can NOT fit comfortably in this doorway.

Scenario 2
(This one is more popular)
There are two people outside the door having a conversation. The second the door opens, one of them tries to wrap up the conversation like the door will never open again. Like it's the last train leaving for Chicago. If you are caught in this, make sure you open the door with you shoulders so that there is no way you get left holding it. Just come out of that locker room like a barrel from Donkey Kong's Adventure and roll your way to the treadmill.

The Scale

The scale will always and forever be my pet peeve because it won't say the number I want it to. It moves way too slow, in the wrong direction, half the time.
Besides the mental issues I have with the scale, here is a common one.
Do you see the picture of the scale I stuck on this blog?
See anything wrong with it?
Do you see it?!
It's water...
Let me help you out by turning the picture sideways.
Someone has taken the time out to draw two eyes and a smile... :D
Thank you, Picasso!
I guess I am different from everyone else but the second I jump out of the pool or shower, the scale is my last stop. If I had to compare this method to something it would be me weighing myself before and after eating a meal. I rather not set myself up for failure...

This has been a Sherri Clayborne public announcement...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Don't Eat It!

Okay guys,

"It's been a long time coming, but I kknnnnooowwww, a change is gonna come.."
~Sam Cooke
(I know y'all missed me dearly)

I'm guessing it was a combination of me losing my journal and my amazing Birth-Week celebration. But seriously when I found my journal it looked like someone used it to stop a leaky pipe. I really just don't want to know...
But anywho...
Back on my grind and back to the gym.

(My Current Starting Weight)

     The reason I'm writing this blog is not to welcome myself back but it is to inform people of an ongoing situation. Have you ever heard of diets that focus on eating only one or two food groups? Like the Cottage Cheese Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet, or the infamous Water Diet? I don't know about everyone else but the reason that I am overweight is because I like to eat a lot of RANDOM foods. So, in all reality, do you think I will be able to stop all of that (cold turkey) and eat cottage cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
     No seriously, I want y'all to sit down and think about this one. I have only been eating whatever the hell I wanted for about, (uh) twenty years, but I would trade it all in, (at the blink of an eye) for some cabbage... THAT I DON'T EVEN LIKE!!
I'd give it about four days. I'm sure Dodge's Chicken doesn't serve cabbage...

But, the point that I'm trying to make is that....
You can't rush into a diet, especially a diet that will get you DEAD. Is cottage cheese covering all the food groups that you are required to have in a day? Try that and then go to the gym for two hours and see if your butt won't be in the hospital!
That's called food shock...
Better yet it's a form of anaphylactic shock from lack of food. Your allergic to NOT eating!!

If you decide to carry out the goals to a healthier lifestyle by dieting here are some helpful hints:
  1. Diet covers all the food groups
  2. All diets should include at least thirty minutes of physical activity a day
  3. Diet is affordable and/or a diet your willing to stay dedicated to
  4. ~IMPORTANT~ YOUR NOT STARVING YOURSELF  (Nobody is the same, if your hungry, EAT!!)
Food is an addiction...
If you choose to change your eating patterns, remember that you are trying to change something that has been permanent for a while. You may fall off track a couple of times but as long as you don't give up. Remember, you are fighting an addiction.

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In's

This is something that I have while dieting.
I'm going to list it in step formation.

  1. Get a 2012 Calendar
  2. Pick one day of the week out of the month to record your current weight
  3. Track your progress!!
I weigh myself every Monday because the moon and the earth are aligned and I weigh less on this day. This is an amazing form of motivation. I have tracked my weight all the way back to January 1st. It really isn't a good thing to weigh yourself everyday. (LOL, even though I do twice a day. Don't follow in my footsteps!! You will beat yourself up!!) Once a week, write down your weight, even if it went up from last week. If you do this, you can reflect on what might have been done wrong that week and what changes can be made for improvements.

Like I said, "Don't Knock It Before You Tried It!!"

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

You Think You Funny? Don't You?

 Just for the record...
Since it is getting warmer outside, I will be taking my walks through the Courthouse whenever I can. To avoid anymore wasted breaths, I want you to do this test... Okay?
The next time you want to be "cute" and yell obscenities out of your car window, do this...
Turn the volume all the way up in your car and try to talk to your friend in the passenger side...
This is technically all I can hear because my music in my headphones is cracked all the way up. It is like me being at a concert and sitting next to the speakers. The only thing that I can hear is an ambulance when it is passing by. Barely...

It is kinda scary walking down the road and I see this face stuck all outside the car window..

So, next time you have that urge to lower you level on the humanity chart, I can guarantee you that it will fall on deaf ears...
I do believe that is the reason they invented the window lock. To keep all those wannabe comedian faces inside the car..

~This has been a public service announcement from Sherri~

Words don't mean that much to me...

I lied...

Recently, after my weight loss became noticeable, people got weirder... The following sentences are no longer acceptable as valid compliments and/or topic starters...

  • "Have you done something with your eyebrows?" (Gerri my co-worker...EPIC!!)
  • "I liked you the way you were..."
  • "How much do you weigh now?"
  • "I will lose the rest of your weight for you..."
  • "Is that on your diet?"
  • "You made me look short, now I look short and fat!"
  • "Hi, Skinny Mini!!" (What's up Tubby Wubby?)
  • "You have lost weight. You have lost a lot of weight. I see it, yeah..." (This was one of those random compliments that I heard but didn't know where it was coming from...)
  • "Your head is getting smaller."
  • "You can't eat that! Your doing so well..."
  • "Wouldn't your face get smaller if you lost that much weight, like so and soh's did?"
  • "Your a sexy lady..." (This came from a 85 year old man. I really felt I needed to shower after this was said...)

Monday, March 12, 2012


Today on the March Challenge it was ROY G BIV Day. For those of y'all that have absolutely no idea what that means or can't remember all the way back to grade school...

The Colors of the Rainbow
(Later during the night, I also ate more strawberries. That were not freeze dried..)



Blue Tortilla Chips
Indigo: Since Indigo and Violet (to me) are the same color, I only did one... I was also to lazy to google the colors until just now and I am still quite positive that they are the same color... 
Juice that I had a feeling I would not like...

Results of March Challenge Week 2

Three and a half pounds!! Son!!

I decided for the month of March to post my weight every weigh-in Monday. Just to show my trials and errors...
Don't get this wrong, I am doing other things outside of this challenge to help achieve my goal...


I'm trying to lose as much weight as possible before then!!
Wish everyone good luck on their journey to a healthier lifestyle!!



Week # 2 -- March 5th -- Goal 300 minutes:
Mon: 69 Minutes/ Elliptical, StairMaster, Weights (25 push-ups)
Tue: 70 Minutes/ Elliptical, Treadmill (30 minutes walking)
Wed: 45 Minutes/ Dancing around the room like an idiot (20-30 minutes strength training)
Thur: 120 Minutes/ Zumba, Kickboxing, Walking the Dog (Do a full plank)
Fri: 50 Minutes/ Zumba
Sat: Rest Day!!
Sun: 72 Minutes/ Basketball, Elliptical, Bike (20 minutes cycling on highest intensity)

Week Two Total / min left: 426/ 0

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Results of March Challenge Week 1

Three pounds!! Son!!

I know, I know, I said that I was not going to post my weight again, but it's my blog and I do what I want!!

I decided for the month of March to post my weight every weigh-in Monday. Just to show my trials and errors...
Don't get this wrong, I am doing other things outside of this challenge to help achieve my goal...


I'm trying to lose as much weight as possible before then!!
Wish everyone good luck on their journey to a healthier lifestyle!!


(You can see that I just write everything down now)

Week # 1 -- Feb 27th -- Goal 300 minutes:

Mon: 40 Minutes/ Elliptical
Tue: 54 Minutes/ StairMaster, Basketball, Swimming
Wed: Rest Day (they are going to try to kill me tomorrow)
Thur: 135 Minutes/ Kick Boxing, Zumba, Walking Dog, (Fifty Jumping Jacks)
Fri: 50 Minutes/ Zumba (At least 30 minutes of cardio)
Sat: 10 Minutes (50 crunches)
Sun: 60 Minutes/ Basketball, Dancing around like a crazy person (15 Minutes of Jump Rope)

Week One Total / min left: 349/ 0

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cheating Day?

Well, my cheating day was kinda normal...
I ate at Panera Bread...

...with this lady who has never picked up a chair in her life... Don't be ANNOYING while I am writing a blog!!

Drag another chair, I DARE YOU!!


...I got my cake...


...and ate my sushi...


...but this time, I decided to try something a little different. I started my day with 120 MINUTES OF PURE CARDIO!! YEAH, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, KICK BABY, PUNCH BABY, and so on and so on... I feel very accomplished, tired, and sleepy all at the same time.

The March Challenge
This is the first time I have posted my weight on a blog... It will be the last.... BOOM!!

Not to mention this is the first day of the March Challenge. The first day was 50 jumping jacks. I finished and posted it on facebook around one in the morning.

Overall, today alone I have done more than a hundred jumping jacks.
Jumping jacks are seriously overrated.
I would trade my left boob to NOT jump again!

I can honestly say, that was the first time at the gym that I was able to sweat through ALL of my clothes. Good thing I bought a change of clothes cause after that workout it looked like I had just walked out of the ocean.
Hopefully, tomorrow will not be as intense...
Hopefully, tomorrow I will still have the ability to walk and lift my arms...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Product Review: Perdue Simply Smart Chicken

I was going to do a video but I realized that I didn't want to put the time and energy into it...

I don't usually blog about a product. But, I needed to shed some light on this topic.
The last couple of weeks, I have seriously been having the munchies for chicken nuggets. As we all know, the only way that I was going to get a healthy chicken ANYTHING was if I bought a whole chicken, beat it into nuggets, and bread it into some croutons.
So, one day I was looking through my coupon book and noticed a coupon for Perdue Simply Smart Chicken. It was worth a shot to try something new. Unfortunately, the Wal-Mart I went to does not carry it, (Wink, wink, nudge, maybe you should start carrying it...) but I remember seeing it at Harris Teeter and Food Lion.
After a couple of days of putting it off, I finally went to Food Lion to buy it. It is a frozen food item so the first thing that I am thinking is, "This is going to be F*ing horrible!" But naturally, I flip it over to read the nutrition facts and realize that it is not that bad at all. The only bad thing about it was that it cost like ten dollars, but it cost to eat healthy now... or to eat at all...
"This is going to be F*ing horrible!!"
Now, this is the part where I am going to compare it with something. The only other chicken product that we have in the house is the Tyson Chicken Nuggets. (I really didn't find out until after I wrote this that we only have the stupid Tyson Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets. WHO KNEW THAT WOULD SERIOUSLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!)


 Now, I'm going to explain this using my super duper comparison table I made with Paint. I highlighted the main problem I had with Tyson. There is 17 grams of fat in ONLY five chicken nuggets. Me personally, I never ate only five nuggets in my life!! I ate nuggets until I got sick!!
Before y'all jump my throat and inform me that the serving sizes are different, we will get to that later.
On the Perdue side, you see that there are less calories, less carbohydrates from breading, and hell they even threw some iron in there for ya!! And they still taste wonderful!!

Okay guys, I bet that y'all are seriously asking, "What does this have to do with me?" The reason why I am putting this up on my blog is cause if one of y'all ask me one more time what I eat, I'm going ape nuts...
This is me recommending a healthy alternative to buying a raw chicken and cooking it when you are stressed on time. This will also hopefully get you to understand the importance to checking the nutrition facts on ALL products that your about to purchase. The box may look cool on the front and then transform into the nightmare on elm street when you read the back...

Got it?


Now, the next thing that I want to do is show you what 84 and 90 grams look like. (If my sister lets me borrow her scale this afternoon.)

Correction: The Tyson Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets are a 92 gram serving (one gram off) with 18 grams of fat... Maybe it was because they were frozen but there was no F*ing way that I was getting five nuggets on there!! So I cut one in half...

The Perdue Simply Smart Chicken Strips are a 84 gram (one gram off) serving with 5 grams of fat...

Even the appearance is different... Which one would you eat?
Tyson Dinosaur Chicken Nugget

Perdue Simply Smart Chicken Strips

My name is Sherri and I approve Perdue Simply Smart Chicken Products...

Monday, February 27, 2012

The March 2012 Challenge

This is a challenge that I stumbled upon whole surfing You can try it and see what results you manage to achieve! GOOD LUCK!!

March 1: Do 50 jumping jacks
March 2: At least 30 minutes of cardio
March 3: 50 crunches
March 4: Jump rope for at least 15 minutes
March 5: 25 push-ups
March 6: 30 minutes walking
March 7: 20-30 minutes strength training. (Set your own intensity)
March 8: Do a full plank for at least 30 seconds or beginner's plank for 60 seconds (you can youtube or google "plank")
March 9: 5 sets of 10 squats
March 10: 50 Royal Burpees (you can youtube or google this. I promise it's a real thing! lol)
March 11: 20 minutes cycling on highest intensity you can manage
March 12: Eat the rainbow. (Eat healthy foods of all colors, not skittles!!)
March 13: No processed foods
March 14: Burn at least 500 calories
March 15: Take the stairs!
March 16: 20 second wall sit
March 17: Jog in place 15 minutes
March 18: 15 minutes upper body training
March 19: 15 minutes lower body training
March 20: 20 box jumps
March 21: 20 minutes of walking/running intervals. (Or powerwalking for those of us who can't run yet)
March 22: Do a video from
March 23: 40 sit ups, 20 squats, 10 push-ups
March 24: 30 minute walk
March 25: Play a sport for at least 45 minutes
March 26: 15 minutes of Jump Rope
March 27: 10 minutes of abs and 20 minutes cardio of your choice
March 28: Do 1 hour of strength training
March 29: Take a 60 minute cardio class
March 30: 45 minutes of zumba
March 31: Walk a hike/bike trail

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Diet

This is a video explaining the current diet that I am on.

Yay!! It didn't save!!

So, I was making this video of me dropping off a bag of old fat clothes to the DAV (or whatever three letters are suppose to be there). It was recording, right, and as I was going back to the car....THE PHONE FELL OFF THE DASHBOARD!!! Battery over there and phone pieces all over the place...FML!!! So since I was unable to capture my EPIC moment, I made a reenactment...

I realized a couple things about this video
  1. I am taller than I thought I was..
  2. My butt looks good!!
  3. Black is slimming...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cheating Thursday Returns

At least I know when I go back to school for video production, I will have the basic knowledge mastered.... AND I WAS NOT ON DRUGS!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

THE BIG 50!!!



Well, I honestly started the day with a good ole' hysterical cry followed by the re-weighing myself five thousand times just till it sunk in. I seriously took the scale and moved it around the room until it sunk in.


...And if I haven't said it enough, THANK YOU for your support during these last few months. I absolutely appreciate every second of it!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012


Okay Peeps, sorry for the long break but my computer and I were on two separate pages this month. So, I ended up erasing everything and trying it again. But this blog is what I would have said on January 30th, LOL!

So, I'm not sure if the planets had aligned this week or whether people were just trying to make me feel good but everyone noticed that I looked smaller... I had gotten so many positive comments, that I started to keep tally on my hand. It is a really good feeling when people start noticing your hard work and determination. I'm just shocked that everyone noticed this weekend, like I had went from fat to not as fat in a day! But, regardless, THANK YOU GUYS!!! Y'all made me feel wonderful!! You all are a big reason why I refuse to give up!!