Thursday, October 1, 2009
Today was my first official weekly weigh in. 181.6 was the number on the scale, not too bad since just two days ago it was 183. Let's hope next Thursday is in the 170's again. That would be great! This weekend will be fairly easy to stay on track, with the only real challenge being dinner on Saturday night. We are going out to celebrate J's dad's birthday and we think it might be Smokey Bones. I heart Smokey Bones! They have the absolute best ribs ever! I am debating on whether or not I should get the them though. I will check out their website to see what healthier options they have, but honestly, even things I think are healthy probably won't be because of how they prepare things. I do plan on running Saturday morning, and since I will eat very well for breakfast and lunch, I should be able to have 1/2 rack of ribs and a salad or steamed veggies with no problem.
That is all for now, I probably won't be back until Monday unless something post-worthy comes along.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I ate pretty well yesterday - nothing bad but it seemed like I ate a lot. I have been so hungry lately and it never seems like I am full or even satisfied. After every meal I just want to keep eating. I don't know what is going on. Yesterday I had: a granola bar, some grapes, a little bit of left over pot roast, a toasted sandwich thin bun with some smart balance butter, a yogurt, a banana, a turkey burger, romaine salad, three stalks of asparagus, some green beans, a fit and active ice cream sandwich and some frozen grapes (yummy!). I am not sure of exact calories for yesterday but I would estimate around 1300, not really too bad for all that food that I had. When I look at it, I think I made good choices. I had some fat free dairy, whole grains for fiber, fruits and veggies, protein and carbs.
On another note, Happy Texan is giving away a care package from Pom. Apparently Pom has come out with some iced coffees that, according to Kelly, are wonderful. I REALLY want to win these, and the sauce she is giving away, so please, do not click here.
Good bye for today!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I have a couple goals for myself. My first goal is exercise. This is probably the worst area for me lately. I can't remember the last time I worked out. I think I did a 5k session once since vacation, maybe. I am getting back into the 5k training, starting with week 2 tonight. I will do 3 sessions per week and will end the training on 11/22, just in time for the turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning. I am going to run this 5k. And, since I have now put it in black and white on the Internet, I absolutely must do it.
My second goal is regarding weight. My ultimate goal weight is about 150 - a very healthy weight for me. I would really like to reach this number by my next vacation. J and I will be going on vacation with our best friends, the extremely fit Molody's, in June of next year. The exact week hasn't been decided yet, so I am using June 17 as my goal date. That is about 32 pounds to lose in 37 weeks. This number is very obtainable, even with the holidays. There is no reason I can't reach this goal and I am determined to do it. I am going to do a weekly post with my weight updated each Thursday, beginning with this Thursday.
Well that is all for today, hopefully I will get more into blogging again as I get back into the groove of all of this.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
On another note I found this website that I have started to follow. Right now she is doing a giveaway for a weight-loss supplement. She has great healthy ideas for those of us on a budget and I have a few things on my list to try. One of the things I already tried and will be doing a post on, maybe this afternoon, is a granola. More to come on that.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Here are a couple pictures for your enjoyment - Roscoe, our new pup:
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So obviously I have lost weight, and obviously I have gotten smaller, but I don't feel smaller. Sure, I wear smaller clothes and that feels great, but yesterday when I was looking in the full length mirror at work I thought to myself, "I look the same." I thought, back when I was a 16 and almost 18, that if I got to a size 12 I would be happy and that would be a good place to be. Now I am a size 12 - maybe even almost a 10 in some clothes - and it's not much different than a 16. Yes, I love going into a store and buying a size 12, but inside I don't feel any different about my body than I did at 16 - I feel just as heavy and overweight. I guess I thought that I would change and that I would feel completely different when I got into a regular size rather than a plus size but I don't. I am still the same old overweight Jenn and when I look in the mirror, I don't see a difference. What's up with that?
Monday, August 10, 2009
I do want to thank you mom for your text messages and facebook comments. They really do make me feel good and I appreciate them very much! I love you!
Also, I would like to take this time to congratulate my hubby - he rode 64.5 miles yesterday - in 95 degree weather. That is absolutely unbelievable. I am so proud of you! You made it (even if you never do it again)!
So, onto my 2.5 pound per week goal. So far it isn't looking too good. Today's weigh-in was 182. Only .4 less than last Thursday. That means I need to lose about 2.1 pounds in the next 4 days, not impossible, but not likely either. I am thinking I may loose some water weight today - hopefully. I am going to stay very strict on my food and water intake, and workout every day this week. I am starting my c25k training tonight. If it is raining I will do it on the treadmill then hop on the weight machine for a few minutes. Tomorrow I will do my 30 day shred video and Wednesday is the c25k again.
Plan for the day:
Yogurt - 100
banana - 100
2 turkey hot dogs - 140
1 bun - 120
zucchini - 25
Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo - 400
vita top - 100
total - 985 - whoa, I guess I better add a little more food! I will throw some veggies in with dinner and when I add in condiments on my hot dogs, that should put me right around 1100 for the day which is good.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Makes 2 salads
1 Romaine Heart
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 T olive oil
The ingredients above are not exact (except the lettuce) but it will give you an idea of about how much you will need. You won't use all of it. For the Parmesan cheese, I bought the stuff from Rulli's in the small containers - it tastes so much better than Kraft because it is fresh.
First, place the vinegar in a freezer bag and place in the freezer for about 2 hours, or until frozen. After it is frozen, smash it a little with either a rolling pin, meat tenderizer or something like that to make it into little pieces - almost like a vinegar slushie :) Next, cut the lettuce in half. Be sure to cut the root in half to keep all or most of the pieces together. Place the cheese in a pan or dish that is big enough for the lettuce. Spray or brush the cut side of the lettuce very well with the oil, be sure to get it in the grooves. Press the cut side of the lettuce into the cheese. You will need to make sure you press it really good to get the cheese to stick really well. Top with some black pepper if you like. Heat a non-stick skillet (I used my Pampered chef grill pan and press to get the grill lines) sprayed very generously with Pam over medium-high heat. Once hot, place the lettuce in the skillet, cut side down. Leave on for about 1-2 minutes, until the cheese browns. You will really smell the cheese when it is about done. Carefully remove from skillet and place on a plate. Top with the vinegar shavings and eat immediately.
Side note - I do not recommend putting it on a plate that has any food that you don't want to share in the vinegar taste. As you see in the photo above, I put my sausage on the same plate and by the time I got to eating it, there was a small amount of vinegar soaked into the bun.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I am going to try some other vegetables tonight, maybe some zucchini because we have a bunch of it. I also purchased some brussel sprouts over the weekend that I am going to attempt to roast. We will see how those come out - I will let you know. They may end up in my green drink too!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Monday - 10.5 mile bike ride (580 cals)
Tuesday - aerobics (550 cals)
Wednesday - we went to body sculpting rather than aerobics so I also got on the treadmill and jogged for about 15 minutes and walked 5 to get more cardio (680 cals)
Last night - aerobics. (550 cals)
Total calories burned - 2360
Whew, I am tired! I plan to go to aerobics in the a.m. which is an hour and a half. Last time I went I burned 820 calories! If it isn't raining, I would like to attempt a 20 mile ride as well. So, if all goes as planned, I should burn about 3980 calories for the week.
I have done really well with eating:
Monday - 1389 calories
Tuesday - 1221 calories
Wednesday - 1389 calories
Thursday - 1247 calories
Total calories consumed - 5246
Now, here's the problem I am having. 3500 calories = 1 pound. My BMR is 1800. That means that netting 1800 calories per day results in a maintain. Anything below should result in a loss. So for the first 4 days of the week I would need to net 7200 calories to maintain. I netted 2886 (5246-2360). So, I came out 4314 less than my maintain area. That would be a loss of 1.233 pounds - right? WRONG!!!!! The.scale.isn't.moving. Actually, it did move on Tuesday - it went up! I was at 182.4-ish on Monday - Tuesday it went up a pound and hasn't moved since. WHAT.THE.HELL? I just don't get it! It is so frustrating to work so hard and be so careful about everything I eat and see nothing - nothing at all. I just want to break through to the 170's. I remember this happened to me at the 192 mark - it seemed like I was there forever and just couldn't reach those 180's. I was really hoping to be down to 175 by vacation on the 23rd but I am not seeing that happening since it is only two weeks away.
Well that is my whining for the day. Hopefully my next post will bring better news!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Last Monday's weight: 188.6
According to my calculations based on my calorie deficit for the week I should have lost .842 pounds
Weight this morning: 187
That's a loss of 1.6 pounds and I will take it! It's not a ton of weight but anything is good!
It was brought to my attention that my last post did not include the recipe I promised. I apologize, I completely forgot to post it. I have edited that post and the recipe now resides at the bottom for your viewing pleasure.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Yesterday's food log:
fruit and yogurt parfait
spaghetti with dirusso's turkey sausage
English muffin with low sugar jelly
meatloaf, potatoes, corn on the cop
fat free frozen yogurt
100 oz water
calories consumed: 1250
calories burned: 2360 (560 from 60 minutes at aerobics)
calorie deficit: 1110 (0.32 pounds)
Now for a little story: Isn't it weird how we feel scared in certain situations? I am (was) in need of a new pair of workout shoes. My shox hurt my feel very badly when I jog and do my 30 minute shred dvd. J and I went to Shoe Carnival on Sunday but they just didn't have a good selection, and to be honest, I don't know exactly what I need. I know there are certain shoes that support different things during running that help you depending on how your feet are shaped and how your feet strike the ground. So I decided that I needed to go somewhere that specializes in athletic shoes and talk to someone who knows what they are doing. I found that Second Sole in Boardman does just that. So that was where I wanted to go. But I was scared. I was scared to go in there because after looking on their website I saw that all of their employees were thin, athletic types and I was afraid that when I walked in there they were just going to look at me and laugh and say, "What is she doing here? She probably meant to go into the bakery next door." I surely could not want to purchase shoes that are meant for physical activity. I finally got the nerve to go in yesterday, well I guess I was more forced to do it than anything else. Since it was raining, I really needed to wear different shoes than what I would be working out in because if I didn't I probably would have slipped and ended up on the ground. So I pull into the parking lot and out walks these two high school guys that probably ran track. I waited until they left the parking lot before I got out of my car - how freaking pathetic is that? But I did because I was embarrassed. After they were gone, I went in. There was a kid, probably about 17 that asked me if he could help me - that was good because I didn't want to walk over to the wall of shoes and stare at them, looking like a buffoon. I told him that I needed shoes but I had no idea what kind or anything about them really. He showed me over to the wall, had me take off my shoes and walk the catwalk - ok, not a catwalk, but across the store and back. He and some other guy (owner?) decided that I needed a higher support because me feet are rather flat and my ankles tend to roll inward. Okay, great, I got past that awkward moment and on to the next. As he was showing me a few styles on the wall, I noticed that they were $110 to $130! I decided to tell him what kinds of workouts I am doing and then let him know how much I wanted to spend. So, awkward moment #2 - not only am I fat, but I am poor too. He was as nice as could be though and he and the other guy went into the back to see if they could find older styles that were left over and could be discounted for me. He brought out 3 different pairs, I tried them on and decided on the Asics. At the register he took my name and then asked for my address, when I told him what it was he laughed and said that he used to live there, about 7 years ago! What a small freaking world! Anyway, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought, even though the entire time I felt completely out of place. I just can't wait to get to the point in my life that I am not embarrassed by my body any more. It really is pathetic that I am embarrassed to go into a store because of my weight.
Taco Turkey Meatloaf
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup canned corn
1/4 cup chopped green pepper (we skipped)
1/4 cup chopped onion (we skipped)
1/2 packet reduced sodium taco seasoning
1/2 cup salsa (we puree ours so it's not chunky)
1/2 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Cook onions and peppers over medium-high heat for 3 minutes in a pan coated with non-stick spray. Mix turkey, corn, onions, peppers and taco seasoning. Spread mixture in a 9x5 loaf pan. Top with salsa. Bake for 45 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bake another 15 minutes.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
So, what can I do about it? I HAVE to start tracking every calorie that I put in my mouth rather than just the big meals or guessing. I will start weighing my food more often to be sure my calories are accurate. I am also going to try to stick to places that have calories posted on their website when eating out. I know this isn't completely possible, but I am going to do it as best I can. I was going out to lunch with people from work on Fridays a lot and I have no idea how many calories I was consuming in their food. I am going to stick to Subway because I know what I am getting. I have bought a heart rate monitor that will show me how many calories I am burning during my workouts and it also links to a website that will show me minutes, calories, etc. during the week so I will have a true record of what I am doing workout wise. Each day, I am posting in a spreadsheet how many calories I have consumed as well as how many I have burned from normal activities (I get 1800 a day just for my normal daily activities) plus my workouts. I will subtract my burned calories from the consumed to get a number. The goal is to have a deficit every day - and hopefully a significant one. We are going to Tokyo House tonight so I am trying to keep my calories low during the day and hopefully not end up too terrible at the end of the day. After that, my week will consist of healthy foods including lots of veggies, and I hope to go to aerobics on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and do 30 day shred on Friday and Sunday. Also - no alcohol this week.
So, we'll see how this goes - it can't get too much worse than May!
Oh - and I have decided that when I get into the 170's - I am going for a 1 hour massage at my spa! That is my treat to myself!
100 oz water
Fruit & yogurt parfait
zucchini & onions
1/2 can soup
English muffin w/ jelly
Panera Turkey sandwich
Panera broccoli cheddar soup
ice cream sundae
1500 calories in
2360 calories out (560 at aerobics)
860 calorie deficit (.2457 pounds)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I had an idea for a post today because I didn't think I had anything else to blog about today, hence the title of this post. So, without further ado, the "contest." As you know, I have not weighed myself since May 1 and I am scheduled to weigh in on Monday. I have absolutely no idea how the numbers on the scale will look. My question to you is - how many pounds do you think I have shed this month? Leave me a comment with the number you think it will be, and there will be some sort of prize for you. I am not exactly sure what that prize will be yet, but it will be something. And, since I don't know the answer yet either, I am eligible to win as well :) My guess is 7.4 pounds.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Anyway, went to aerobics last night - had a blast! We had a different instructor and this lady was crazy! She was so much fun and really got us into it. I was sweating like a pig but didn't feel too bad this time because I noticed others were sweating, even the instructor. I didn't get up this morning to do anything because of the good workout last night and because I am going again tonight and I believe the same instructor will be there. Calories were good yesterday - 1212: blueberry muffin, fruit parfait, chicken wrap, English muffin with jelly, Dirusso's turkey sausage, green bean fries and dessert. I also drank 140 oz of water again.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Great Day! I can't wait for my weigh-in!!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
So anyway, I am still feeling good about the plan and think it will work. I just can't wait to see what the scale says in 21 days!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
As you can tell, I am getting a little irritable, probably because of the toxins that are stuck in my body. I am still 100% focused on my plan and I really think it will work, but only if the rest of my body cooperates. So - my question to you is, should I check my weight on the 15th to see how it is going?
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I know there was something else I wanted to comment on today too, but I just can't remember right now. If it comes to me, I will do another post today.
Monday, May 4, 2009
This weekend was really a success for both J and me. We both do so well during the week, only to "blow" it on the weekend. Not this weekend though. I had my plan and even though I didn't completely stick to it because things come up and plans get changed, we did very well. I stayed within or below my calories every day, I bought 64 calorie beer and drank two of those rather than two glasses of 200 calorie wine, and I got on the treadmill on Saturday and burned 200 calories in 20 minutes even though I was extremely tired and exhausted and all I wanted to do was take a nap. We tried some new food over the weekend as well, some good and some not-so good. We had hot boneless buffalo wings on Saturday that were pretty tasty and some decent pancakes for breakfast yesterday. Lunch was ehhh okay with a turkey reuban quesadilla. We found fat free chocolate milk that is WONDERFUL - it is called Over the Moon. I made really good blueberry muffins that are only 137 calories each to have for breakfast this week along with some oatmeal concoction that is also delicious and only 179 for a bowl of it. I made 210 calorie pot pie for lunch this week. All kinds of stuff. Sunday was spent chopping, cutting, measuring, cooking and baking - my kind of day! Oh - and I drank lots of water this weekend which is a first for me. And we got our new refrigerator! Dad is coming up tomorrow or Wednesday to hook up our water line so we will have filtered water and ice - finally!
One last thing I want to mention was a realization I had this weekend. And I just want to say, before I start this that I am in no way trying to upset anyone or saying that what happened was wrong or rude or anything like that. This is completely a reflection on myself and what I have noticed about myself and how I have changed. On Saturday, we were helping my sister in law move and I was at her old house with her and my mom in law. I don't know how it came up, but I said something about how skinny mom's legs are. My sister in law said something like, "yeah, doesn't it make you sick how skinny she is?" Again, I am not saying there is anything wrong with what she said. It just got me thinking. A year ago I would have said the same thing. A year ago, I would have made comments on how people who have lost weight make me sick that they look so good, or that I was jealous or whatever. I don't feel that way anymore though. I look at mom and see encouragement, not only from the actual encouragement that she gives me all the time, but also encouragement from her journey. She worked very hard to get to where she is, she made sacrifices and changed her life to make this happen for her. I look up to her for that and I am very proud of her for it. (J is another one that falls into this category). Unless someone has had to do it for themselves, they don't know what it's like and until I got serious about my life change, I didn't know what it was like. Sure, I lost 10 pounds here and there but always gained it right back. And then after I gained it back I complained about being fat again and how skinny people make me sick, all the while I was shoving Taco Bell and Wedgewood pizza in my mouth. It is just such a big attitude change for me. Rather than envy those that look good, I look up to them for all their hard work and dedication to achieve something that they want.
Friday, May 1, 2009
8(30) - 16 oz water and banana
10 - 16 oz water and yogurt
12 - water and salad
3 - 16 oz water and kiwi
4:30 - 16 oz water
6 - water and dinner - if we go to Chili's I will have the carne asada steak, seasoned veggies and broccoli cheddar soup - YUMMY!
Total calories - 1076
Thursday, April 30, 2009
My May plan is a three parter. Part I is exercise. My biggest downfall lately has been exercise. I did so well for all of about two weeks and then I got sick so I skipped a week and then last week there was "something" to do every day after work so I didn't workout then either. This week I am sick again so nothing yet again. This has to stop. I HAVE to make time to workout or I will never look or feel the way I want to. So, as far as working out, my plan is this: get up EVERY morning early enough (4:50 am on work days) to do 32 minutes on the treadmill with stretching after. Why 32 minutes? Well I am going to walk/jog/run at 3,4 5 and 6 mph for one minute each for a total of 8 reps, thus 32 minutes. Hopefully by the end of the month I might even be able to bump that up a bit, or jog/run a little more, but for now, this is where I will start. I am going to get a wall clock with a second hand on it and hang it right in front of the treadmill so I am not staring down at the clock on the treadmill, for some reason, I am more motivated when looking straight forward - I feel stronger. I am sure it is something in my head, but if it works... The second part of my workout plan is to do either weight machine/free weights/crunches in the evening before dinner, or do aerobics. I think I mentioned before that my sis and I are starting aerobics on May 11. I want to do that a minimum of 2-3 days per week with the other days being filled in by weight training. I figure the weight training won't interfere too much with my evenings because it isn't something I need to change for and I can even do it before dinners on Friday's because I don't get all sweaty doing it.
Part II of my May plan has to do with what I am eating. This week I have been totally lazy with my food, not getting my veggies or fruits in and eating WAY too much pasta (we had lots of leftovers from Saturday and it was too good to throw away). I also have not journaled any of my food. As most of us previous weight loss people know, that is very important. There is something about writing down all of you food and actually seeing the calories that help keep us on track. My plan for May is to plan. I will plan EVERYTHING I am eating for the day, a week at a time - rather than just planning dinners like we usually do. Weekdays are pretty easy since I am at work and am limited to what I can have, I just need to make sure the meals are balanced. I am going to write down the times to eat everything as well as when I need to drink water. It will be a time line of sorts and as I complete each one, I will check it off. I am such a list maker and for me, I feel like I have accomplished something by checking things off so maybe this will help me. Weekends will be tough because you never know what will happen. I will make my plan for the day, but I know that it might change. The most important things for me on weekends will be to drink my water and not go hog-wild on calories.
Part III just might be my biggest obstacle. I will not weigh myself for a month. Right now I am weighing myself every day and when I see no change or a change of .2, I get a little upset. When I see +2 or 3 lbs I get depressed and then I don't care, I went up anyway so why not eat what I want, right? WRONG!!! I need to quit obsessing. Maybe if I don't weigh myself for a month and then I see 8 or 10 lbs gone (keeping my fingers crossed) it will feel like much more of an accomplishment rather than seeing .2 lbs. I will weigh myself tomorrow morning, before I get on the treadmill and then I am having J hide it from me so there is no temptation. I will post it on my ticker (spoiler alert - it will be higher than where it is now!) and then I won't update again until June 1st.
So there's my plan for the month. Let's see how it goes.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Well, so far I have lost 8 lbs, which is equivalent to this bakers dough scale - how ironic? I don't have too much to blog about today. I am pretty upset because last Friday I weighed in at 189.8, which I knew I would go up a bit because I was a little sick Thursday night, but it shot right up to 193 within 2 days. Even before I hit the 189.8 mark I was down to 190.8. It just sucks to have to re-lose the weight I already lost. I guess that's what happens when you drink 4 mojitos, some wine and eat 4 smores all in one night. Weekends are so difficult for me. I have no idea why though, it really shouldn't be any different but it is. I am really going to have to be careful on Saturday, it is my nieces 1st birthday and I am going to have to avoid the cake and ice cream because we are having the parent's over for penne ala vodka and bread with oil, and of course wine. I am just going to have to be very, very careful as to my portions of everything and limit myself to a couple glasses of wine - not a bottle. Also, the exercise has been slacking. I skipped Thursday because J and I went out to dinner for our anniversary. Friday was skipped because I went grocery shopping after work then we had dinner. Saturday was skipped because I got up early to go down to mom's house and when I got home, I got ready and J and I did some running around. I did get up on Sunday and did a little bit on the treadmill and weight machine. I skipped yesterday because we had to take Haylie to the groomers as soon as I got home, then we had to run to Target, then we ate, then we picked up Haylie and got home at 9 in time for 24. I think I am just going to have to get my rear end up at 5 am to make sure I get the workout in for sure. So, for not having much to blog about, this one went a little long...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I wanted to mention a contest that a one of my fav bloggers is having. Here is a link to her post. She is giving away $15 worth of granola mix from mixmygranola.com. I checked out the site and it is really neat, even though my dream granola turned out to be more of a party mix than granola. Even if you aren't interested in the contest (which is better for me:) you should still check out her site. She has really been an inspiration for me.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This deluxe homemade wine making kit. I had to laugh when I found this one! Anyway, yesterday I have posted that I have lost a total of 7 pounds, which is true, but that is only since I began this blog. At my heaviest, right after the honeymoon, I weighed in at 222.2. Since then (last September) I have lost a total of 29 pounds. I think I needed to realize that, not just the 7 pounds in the last couple weeks since I have made the complete lifestyle change. I will continue to report weekly on the weight lost since this blog, and occasionally I will report a total weight lost, but that is updated daily in my ticker on the right anyway.
So, no more loss from yesterday, but that is fine with me. I am so excited to see NO gain at all from Easter. That actually amazes me. This week will be rough because it is "that week" and not only do I need chocolate, but I usually gain from the bloating. I will do my best though and I am not going to use that as an excuse to not workout. I plan on doing something everyday, even if it is only 10 minutes on the treadmill to get my heart rate up a bit. Something is better than nothing!
Monday, April 13, 2009
I had another breakthrough this weekend. I bought a dress about this time last year for my honeymoon. It is a 14. It didn't fit when I got it but I told myself that it would by the honeymoon. Well, needless to say, it most definitely did not fit. I tried it on a couple months ago and while we were able to zip it, it looked terrible because it was so tight. I tried it on again this weekend and it fit perfectly, and it even looked good! I think that is what I will wear to my cousin's wedding in June - provided it still fits then (maybe it will be too big ;p) I started tanning last week which is nice because that always makes me feel thinner and better. So now my nights will be very busy because I will have to fit in tanning before I get home to work out then fixing and eating dinner.
Until next time...
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Yesterday was a great day for me. We started off by making these absolutely delicious breakfast sandwiches which were made with 1 egg white, 1 piece cheddar cheese, 1 slice cajun turkey, a little of Mr. Molody's hot mustard and these really good multi grain flat bun things we found. I was really surprised at how good these things were. The really good thing about yesterday was that I realized that this time it is going to work, this time I will actually get the weight off and that my healthy eating will stick with me forever. Again, I am not saying by any means that I am never eating chocolate, pizza, fried stuff, etc for the rest of my life. That is definitely not the case. I am saying that for the majority of the time I will be making smarter choices because I want to, not because I have to. This hit me yesterday at lunch. J called me to see if I wanted to join him and some friends for lunch at Bullfrogs. I asked him to see what soups they had and if there was a good soup then I would go and get soup and salad. I really have to watch my lunches because at 1000-1200 calories a day, I don't have much to work with. All they had was wedding, chili, clam chowder and something else I don't really like so I passed. I was deciding where to go, I didn't want an actual sit down restaurant because I was alone so I decided on Chik-fil-a. I looked up their menu before I got there and found that I could get a chicken salad and fruit. When I got there, I ordered - no problems, no thoughts of ordering anything else, not even a discussion with myself about how I could skip the fruit and get a small order of chicken nuggets instead. Nope, I ordered the food without any arguments with myself. I took my food back to my table and ate it.
It was while I was sitting there eating and looking around that I realized what had happened. I realized that it was very easy for me to choose this food and I also realized how truly good everything was. I didn't even miss the nuggets dipped in honey or the waffle fries. And, best of all, I didn't feel sick after finishing. I didn't feel like I needed to go lay down, I actually felt good (other than the sore throat thing).
Anyway, for dinner we had yummy honey chicken with rice and chicken egg rolls that were surprisingly good for only 90 calories each. Today will be a day of good food as well, we have planned: breakfast sandwich, asiago spinach chicken sausages and parmesan crusted tilapia (yes, you read right, I am going to try it) with capellini pomodoro. That is all I have for now. Time to hit the shower and head to the doctors to get a script. Till Monday...
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I am going to take a second and toot my own horn, because this is my blog and I can. I was so proud of myself this morning. Every day this week I have set my alarm for 5 am in hopes that I would get up and workout a bit before work. Of course, I never did it - until this morning that is. I knew that I would be heading straight down to Salem tonight after work to meet my bff for some yummy, but not so healthy, Mexican food so there would be no workout after work like I usually do. When my alarm went off at 5 am, I realized I now have a sore throat - thanks to my husband for sharing his with me. Guess what? Even though it was 5 am and I did not want to get out of bed, even though I could hardly swallow, I got up, got dressed and got on the treadmill. I didn't jog as much as I would have liked, but I did it. I think I need more than a 12 hour break between my jogging because my right hip hurt really bad as soon as I increased the speed to start jogging. It was sore (not muscle sore but joint sore) all morning but feels better now. So yeah, I am proud of myself.
Okay, enough self-horn tooting. I am really looking forward to this 3 day weekend. I have a lot of plans for tomorrow already, I just hope I can get them all done. I will try to log on tomorrow to give a quick update, but if I don't, have a great Easter!!!