Friday, April 29, 2011

Week 11 Weigh In

Alright... so this morning I stepped onto the scale hoping to see a number less than 220. Last week I weighed 220.9 and I really wanted to break the 220's. I stepped on and saw 220.1 and was frustrated. Really scale, you just messing with me now?!! I was just wearing shorts and a tank top, but thought, huh, what the hell and shed my clothes. Stepped on the scale and it read 219.7 I could not be more elated this morning!! :)
I have been officially on my journey since Feb. 21 and since then (11 weeks) I have lost 24.9 pounds. I did do all of my measurements on January 4, and so now I'd like to share my stats since then. Since January 4 I have lost 26.8 pounds. I have gone down from a 40DDD bra size to a 36D. (ya boobs are seriously deflated now..I need a push up bra! I think 36D is still respectable though!)
1" lost from my neck.
6" lost from my waist.
3" lost from my hips.
2" lost from my thighs.
2" lost from my upper arms.
I feel amazing this morning, this smile on my face isn't going anywhere and now I am off to the gym to kick some ass on the treadmill. 25 minute run on tap today and I GOT THIS.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

C25k Week 5 day 2

.killed it.
YAHHHH!!!! w5d2 was the one I attempted 2 wks ago and was not able to do, and then fell off the proverbial wagon for the 4 days, and started c25k on week 4 again. Today I was scared to death but kept telling myself positive things "You are strong, you are more fit than you were 2 months ago. You are strong. You can do this. You are a runner. Go get it!!" and lo and behold...I did it. :) I'm so happy.
I for some reason have a sore throat today, my glands feel a bit swollen. As the day is going on, I'm feeling kind of achy and tired, and a hot shower didn't relieve the achiness. I am afraid I'm fighting something. dang it. :( So taking some Emergen'c and planning to go to bed early tonight and try to fight it. I do not want to get sick. How dumb would that be, considering I'm taking such good care of myself?
Today I had vanilla greek yogurt for breakfast with fresh sliced strawberries on top, and some coffee with Truvia.
Lunch was a big salad with veggies, a hard boiled egg chopped & thrown on top, pepperoncinis and some shaved parmesan, with FF balsamic vinegarette on top. yum.
Just finished making my snack, a toasted everything bagel thin spread with a garlic & herb WW cheese wedge and a couple slices of sliced deli turkey. I just brewed a cup of raspberry tea too.
Hope you are all having a great hump day!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weigh In

It's been a very busy few days! April is such a crazy month for our family with 3 daughters birthdays, my husbands birthday and then another daughter on May 1. It's a birthday party, food, cake, busy family time extraordinaire!
I weighed in this morning and am quite pleased with what the scale said. My official weigh in this week, down 4lbs exactly from last Monday's weigh in. I will take it!! :)
Plan this week is to stay focused, complete week 5 of Couch to 5k and eat good!!
Thursday I'm trying Hot Yoga for the first time, that should be interesting. :)
Have a great day ya'll!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Food pics :)

Today's lunch (above) was a salad with leftover turkey taco meat, jalapenos, grape tomatoes, some mozzarella cheese, light sour cream and pico de gallo. (245 calories)
This was last night's dinner (pictured above) a 4oz portion of broiled salmon with a bit of teriyaki sauce, salad with FF balsamic vinegar, and veggie chinese fried "rice". (350 calories)
My lunch yummy. 1 egg fried in a pan with non stick spray, on a toasted everything bagel thin, spread with WW brand garlic & herb cheese wedge and 3 slices of lean ham. 236 calories and worth every single one.

Scale Victory

My official "weigh in" isn't until Monday, but I snuck a peak at the scale this morning. How happy was I to see a weight that is 5 lbs less than it was on Monday?!!! VERY HAPPY. That motivates me so much, to see progress. Hit the gym every day this week, re did days 2 &3 of week 4 of Couch to 5k. I feel great. Now tonight is a baseball game with my honey and then tomorrow is a bbq party at our house for our daughter's 15th birthday. I want to stay on track to maintain that 5lb loss through until Monday, or even increase it.
I have been taking a picture with my cell phone of my toes on the scale when I weigh in, and a friend of mine suggested today to put today's picture as my background on my phone for the weekend to help me through the weekend. Everytime I pick up my phone I will see it, and remember what is important. Great idea.
Tonight we have food vouchers that we won with our tickets to the baseball game, good for 1 hotdog, 1 bag of chips and a soda. I am thinking of taking a snack in my purse and forgoing the chips. Eating the hot dog and a diet soda and then having a bottle of water and whatever snack I bring. Ugh, I want peanuts!! How many calories in peanuts??
Tomorrow I bought turkey burgers in addition to the beef burgers. Planning on having one of those, no bun because I want a piece of sharp cheddar! lots of veggies, lots of water. No birthday cake for this girl. The thing that will be tempting and hard will be steering clear of the dips, chips, deviled eggs and salads. Sigh..Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!!
So the question is....are YOU ready for the weekend? What are your plans? How do you plan to stay on track??

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"My Healthy Living Alphabet"

Over at Fit Mom..In Training she has this My Healthy Living Alphabet
awesome. :)

Lunch today

I broiled a frozen portioned (4oz) salmon fillet with a sprinkle of teriyaki sauce on it. Threw that on a large salad with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, blue cheese, avocado and a bit of dressing made from olive oil, rice vinegar and teriyaki sauce. SO good and so filling. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chinese Fried "Rice"

This is today's lunch. Chinese Fried "Rice" with shrimp. It was delicious. Here is the recipe!!
1/2 head raw Cauliflower (grated to make 3 1/2 cups)
3 green onions, chopped and seperated- white and green part
1 Garlic Clove, minced or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp Ginger (we didn't have any so we didn't put it in)
3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
3 eggs, beaten
Olive Oil
Cooked chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, turkey-any mixture of your choice
In a wok or large flat skillet, heat enough oil to cover bottom of pan. Fry minced garlic (or garlic poweder) with finely diced white part of onions for approximately 1 minute. Add grated cauliflower and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add soy sauce, ginger, diced green onion tops, and pre-cooked cubed meat or baby shrimp. Stir to mix well and brown a bit. Push mixture to one side of pan. Add more oil if necessary and scramble eggs in empty side of pan until done but still moist. Stir eggs into "rice" mix and remove from heat. Stores and re-heats beautifully.
Ok, I used the entire head of cauliflower, and used 1/2 cup of eggbeaters and 3oz of cooked large shrimp (80 calories). I used 1/2 Tbsp olive oil. I have calculated 260 calories for the whole pan (shrimp 80, olive oil 60, soy sauce 60, eggbeaters 60) Cauliflower is such a small amount I'm not counting it, as I don't count most veggies. This is delicious!! Next time I'm adding some frozen peas and carrots!


it was a whole entire pound I gained. Not a half. damn.

Hello? Where'd you go?

Hey! That motivation and focus and determination that was so so strong just a week ago?! Where did it go?'s been a crappy like 4 days and I'm struggling to find my way back on track. Weird because I just joined a challenge too. The only thing I can blame is my own self. Old habits die hard. Stinkin' thinkin'. My son deploys today to Afghanistan and I talked to him Wednesday and Thursday...I just fell. I laid in bed Thursday night not feeling too well, and then ate mashed potatoes for dinner. huh? I also skipped the gym Thursday.
Friday brought a girls' day with my kids, and I ate fish and chips for dinner. Mind you, I didn't eat anything else the entire day (which is also bad, but at least I kept the calories within reason), but and chips people. I did manage to drag myself the the gym Friday night, but put in a half assed walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes, but I get its better than nothing.
Saturday, my family and I attended the UW Women's softball game. I ate peanuts. Then we went to Dick's burgers. Yep, we sure did. It's our thing when we go to Seattle. I had eaten a granola bar and yogurt so far that day, so I indulged. I didn't mess around- a Dick's Deluxe, fries with tartar and a coke. It tasted so good, but a salty fatty caloric induced coma followed. I felt awful within 10 minutes, holding my stomach the rest of the way home. No gym, although we did walk quite a bit from the parking to the game and back.
Sunday I ate fine, within my calories and healthy, although I skipped the gym again.
Yesterday, oh yesterday. Well I woke up determined to get back on track, although you know how when you are off more than 1 meal, every meal and every day off track you start losing sight of the big picture, losing sight of your goals? It was weigh in and I was up a half a pound. Not good.
I started off good, but I was stuck home without a car all day. I might have made mac and cheese and hotdogs for my kindergartner and then proceeded to eat a big bowl of it, cursing myself the entire time. Dinner was a low calorie egg scramble and a bagel thin. Then, I wanted chocolate. I grabbed a chocolate dipped granola bar (210 calories) and then.... I dipped it in peanut butter. ACK. and washed it down with chocolate milk. *gasp*. WTF is wrong with me? I celebrated a gain on the scale with ensuring more of a gain?! Am I an idiot?!
I'm so disappointed in myself. I can think of a million things that got me headed in the wrong direction. My attempt at day 2 of week 5 of couch to 5k last Wednesday was disappointing, I couldn't finish the 2nd 8minute run. So I didn't even attempt day 3. My sadness and worry about my son. The frustration of being 7 weeks into being healthy with virtually no cheats and starting to feel deprived and wanting to just be normal. It all adds up. It adds up to 4 days of CRAP. 4 days of almost no exercise, crappy meals, not journaling, not blogging, not facing what I was doing. Sorry I was hiding from you all... I guess I was trying to ignore what I was doing. I have been feeling so phenomenal, I don't know why I would want to feel like this. :( Like I said, old habits die hard. I wish they would DIE already.
Time to put on my gym shoes and get back on track, seriously. I can't let myself down and I can't let all the people watching me down. Today is a new day!!! There is only me to hold accountable and I will do so.