TGIM!!

23 09 2015

Ever been thankful that it’s Monday?

I got this text from a friend of mine and I couldn’t have agreed more:

The weekends are so hard! That fridge is faaaar too close for comfort. 

  
Stupid fridge.

But we’re doing good now! It’s Wednesday…  

We’re down a pound…WOOP-WOOP!!

It’s time to gooooooo!!

 





And so I cheated.

22 09 2015

I was doing pretty well yesterday until I decided to take the boxed lunch offered at work.

I didn’t need to take it, I brought a couple hard boiled eggs and a cheese stick to eat, but I took it.

  
And when I opened that bright, gleaming white box of joy, I found a southwest chicken wrap, chips and a brownie.

NAUGHTY.

But I ate it!!

Ok, not ALL of it. But I did eat the wrap. Which was AWESOME I might add.

Thankfully my work has an Amazing culinary staff who post calorie count, ingredients, etc… for everything they prepare. So I knew I had just consumed 420 cals!

Ouch.

So it was NOT a good idea to make spaghetti for the fam (which really isn’t a temptation for me) but y’know I, apparently, just HAD to test the angel hair spaghetti noodles!

Whaaaat?!!

 

although not so much after.

 
Yeah. So THAT happened. 

Thankfully I record my eating faithfully and VERY accurately on My Fitness Pal so I knew how much I was over in calories.

So I went for a couple walks. 

Yes I did. Honestly, to even out my terrible red negative numbers!!

And it paid off! No weight gain on the scale today!! Praise God!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  
Whew!!

How are you doing? See? We all fail. We all slip up. Don’t let it dictate how you move forward! 

Remember… marathon, not sprint. You’re in it for the long haul, not for the right now! Make the change. You CAN do this!!





A new day…let’s keep the munching to a minimum!

21 09 2015

Wow I was hungry (and a bit foolish) yesterday!๐Ÿ˜• 

The fam made some SERIOUSLY YUMMY grilled cheese for lunch and so I chose to make an omelet for myself…y’know, stay away from those carbs!!

 

evil carbs๐Ÿ˜ฉ

 
But what I couldn’t stay away from was the cheese.  Oh, it was soooo goooood!! And so, I didn’t which, of course, KILLED my calorie count for the day!

Boo.

Not to mention, I am craving salt so I desperately wanted some chips, and almost caved… but I KNEW that if I had one, I wouldn’t stop there.

 

seriously.

 
Thankfully I have friends who talked me down from the ledge…

and garbanzo beans.

  
Oh yeas. In a last ditch attempt at satisfying my craving, although pushing me over the top in calories, these little buggers did the trick!

 

Roasted Garbanzo Beans!!


They KILLED my need for salt and crunch, filled me up, and I was gooooooood!!

Roasted Garbanzo Bean Recipe:

  • 2 cans garbanzo beans – rinse and pat ‘dry’ with paper towel.
  • Remove any ‘skin’ that fell off (you’ll see them)
  • Toss with 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, chili powder, pepper… whatever spices you like
  • Bake in shallow baking pan at 450 degrees for about an hour (for desired crunchiness – I like them nice and crunchy)๐Ÿ˜‰

So how are you doing?? What tricks do you have to help you through those hard times of craving?

Stay on course…it’s a hard, long, road but that weight you gained didn’t come on overnight either.

Show yourself what you’re made of!!

  





It’s a good day!

20 09 2015

Had the best time at the Isane Inflatable 5k yesterday!

My race peepsโค๏ธ

It was a great day of running, climbing, jumping, sliding…
   

  

  

  

 

And of course, my favorite: 

Racebling!!!

But honestly, this race was so much fun it didn’t even need racebling! (But I am certainly NOT complaining!!)
Then made a new recipe for dinner…Parmesan-Ranch Baked Zucchini Coins!

  
 
I wish I had taken a picture of the final product, but they were fantastic!! I would use a smaller zucchini next time but Oh.My.Word. tasty!!

And the recipe? Super easy:

  • 2 cups zucchini unpeeled & cut horizontally into 1/4-inch slices
  • Mix โ…“ cup Ranch dressing & ยผ cup grated Parmesan cheese together and spread on both sides of cut zucchini
  • Lay on cookie sheet and bake at 475ยฐF for 10 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.

Yu-Hu-Hummy!!!

So how’s your weekend going? Are you killing it or the other way around?

Weekends are hard but it’s also a great time to get out and get active and really dive into this new way of life you’ve been wanting!

Don’t wait! It’s already been 2 weeks for me…  make your change now!!

 





Race Day!!

19 09 2015

I’m so excited!! I’m getting ready to take part in a race that, quite honestly, I have been looking forward to doing all year!!

 
It was one of the most expensive races I am doing this year but Lord knows, it has certainly given me some motivation and excitement!!

Check it out:   

So.Much.Fun!!
So that’s what you need to do. Find something that motivates you to just keep working out, keep moving forward. Because you are worth it!!

  
 Have a great day! Stay strong!!





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18 09 2015

I drank so much water yesterday.  

Yes, I also got in a lot of my walking miles heading to the bathroom every couple hours. 

WIN WIN!

But it was good. It totally confirmed what you hear all the time:  

On Wednesday I felt like I was starving; I couldn’t find enough to shove in my face! (all good for me stuff was being shoved, don’t worry!)

So yesterday I kept my water bottle full: 

NOT a big enough bottle

 

And the day went a lot more smoothly…not to mention this morning on the scale.

179.4. boom.


How are you doing? You’re being awfully quiet… Stop punishing yourself if you aren’t making perfect choices every meal! It’s hard, I know. Just get through it one meal, one hour, at a time.
It does work. 3 days. Give it 3 days of eating clean and drinking water and you’ll be on the road to success. 

  
You’re stronger than you think!

 





I just want to go back to the 70’s!!

17 09 2015

 
Oh Lord, not these 70’s!! The 170’s!! Am I EVER going to get back THERE?!!๐Ÿ˜•

At least I’m down a little on the scale today: 180! Boom! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I am just soooo cloooose!!!

But man, yesterday was tough! I felt hungry ALL.DAY.LONG!!

  
I resisted…don’t worry, I resisted. And I made sure to log EVERYTHING I put in my mouth AND drank all my water. (Which is one trick I’ve heard helps ward off hunger.)  Does it work? 

Meh.

How are you doing? Have you ever felt like that – just hungy hungry hungry?? Do you have any other tips or tricks to help keep the hunger monster at bay??

  





My boobs hurt!

16 09 2015

Oh my gosh. So I have an IUD in, which means there’s no chance of me getting pregnant (although my husband has been snipped so that wouldn’t happen anyway) and I no longer get my period.

Ever.  

Seriously, it is da bomb!!

The downside is I never know when I’m on my period. I typically don’t do the whole PMS thing so I have to gauge it by the cycles of the people I hang with most – typically my daughter.

However, as you know I have been struggling with ZERO weight loss lately and because I can only attribute it to not enough water intake and too much salt (I should post my food journals each day because I promise you I am NOT cheating). But I am a bit perplexed as to why I am noticing extreme gain in one area:

 

What the heck are those?!!

 
 I totally know what you’re thinking and no, pretty sure there’s no way I’m pregnant (and to be completely honest, they look quite nice!) But they hurt especially when I’m trying to excercise.
So yeah.

I don’t know. Hoping this will pass after this week…because I can only assume ‘Aunt Flow’ has come for a visit.

But check out what I had last night for dinner!! 

Light & Active; Fresh Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage 180 cals!

 

Oh my gosh, it was so good!!

Plus I got my water in yesterday:  

So, I’m feeling like I did well… there are just a couple bigger things telling me otherwise.๐Ÿ˜ณ
So, how are you doing? This whole weight things sucks! Especially as you get older. When I lost all of my weight about 10 years ago now, maintaining it was a snap! If I had a bad week, month, whatever and I gained…I would just eat clean, drink water and drop it in a cinch! But no more of that I guess.

Over 40. Interesting.





Not feelin’ it.

15 09 2015

The number on the scale stayed the same today and this is how my pants fit yesterday:

  
And these are my “fat pants!” You know the pants; the ones that you say “Ok when these get tight, then I will definitely have to do something,” while you’re completely certain that’s never going to happen.

Soooooo…yeah, that happened.

I am NOT feeling it today and so because I am the queen of “no excuses” I am going to go workout and leave you with this.  

Hmph.๐Ÿ˜’





I’m baaaack!

14 09 2015

So the other morning’s weight increase was clearly from the salt in the sauces I used in my stir fry at dinner.

  
Man, isn’t it crazy how little things like too much salt or not enough water affects your weight loss?!!

Well, I am right back at 180.6 today and super stoked!!

This is going to be a great week!!

  
2 weekends down, how are you doing? Were you able to resist even when your family chose not to? (Stupid Pizza Hut) God made our bodies to be fueled by food, not ruined.

It’s a new day, a new week. Time to make a change now! Come on, it’s time!!