Weekend Success!

25 Mar

So my whole have my “relaxed meal” on Thursday night was a total success!  I was on track all weekend didn’t eat anything outside of what I purchased at the grocery store and I feel great this morning.  I worked out Fri, Sat, Sunday, and this morning!

A few highlights of the yummy things I cooked over the weekend:

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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

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Banana Protein Pancakes

We also did Taco’s for dinner Sat & Sun.  Tacos/fajitas are some of our favorites since J can eat the tortilla and load up on condiments and I can keep it low cal with a lettuce wrap, or convert it into a salad.  It’s perfect!

Here’s my weight in from Sunday:

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188.6!  I do remember this past fall I think I got up to 200 lbs so the scale is definitely heading in the right direction :)

Five.Thirty.AM

20 Mar

I did a HIIT Class at 5:30 this AM………………..

Yes, I was asleep until five minutes into the class.

BUT I felt fantastic half way through and on!  And now my workout is out of the way. And who knows, if I’m feeling ambitious later I might go for a nice run!  Can you tell I’m in a good mood? Why would I be?!  I woke up this morning, I have all my fingers and toes intact, and I’m having a good hair day ;).

I will post a picture later of my lunch because my food prep this week has been nothing short of A-M-A-Z-I-NG (pats self on the back).

I did realize yesterday that preparation is key…My boyfriend is car shopping so I was at the Audi dealer with him and ended up eating two packs of peanut butter crackers out of boredom/hungriness.  Not the end of the world, not going to beat myself up over it.  Because when I beat myself up I usually end up binging on whatever I can get my hands on because, well face it, I already am over my calorie limit might as well do some more damage for today.  Terrible thinking, I know…but, reading these blogs it seems to be a common theme so at least I’m not alone in awful relationships with food!

Well I’m going to go back to counting down the next 26 minutes until I can eat again haha!

Enough is Enough!

19 Mar

So I went to a St. Pattys day party Saturday night…and pictures were taken…and let’s just say I didn’t look nearly as good as I thought I did when I left my house.  Maybe it was the Margaritas and Beer Pong that  had me in such an unflattering angle….oh but wait, there was more than one picture.

Anywho I was down to 187 on Saturday morning (before the beer and margaritas…and oh the Wendys at 1 am).  But as of yesterday evening I was back up to 191.  However, I have been eating like a champ and I have exactly one month until I”m off to Vegas.  And I’d really like to feel comfortable that picture’s like the above mentioned do not repeat themselves next month :).

I guess either way the scale is going in the right direction and It’s been 6 weeks of at least 4 days a week at the gym so I have to give myself some credit!

Happy & Fit

14 Mar

So I know I haven’t posted for a LONG time.  But, I”m happy to report that I think I am the healthiest I have been in probably about a year.  I haven’t seen the scale drop too much (I’m current 192.8 lbs).  However, the inches I have seen melt off of me.  I think part of the reason the scale isn’t dropping is the amount of lifting I’m doing.  But, I just have to learn to not focus on a number and focus on how I feel and how I look.  I did start a 9 day cleanse on Monday and today is my first FULL cleanse day and it’s only 8 AM and I feel very hungry.  However, I know I can do this!  I have done a full cleanse day before and I can do it again.  The point of the cleanse is to nip a downward spiral I saw coming in the bud before it starts to derail me from my goals.  I went home over the weekend because my grandfather was sick and between eating at home, visiting family and going out to eat, and airport food I absolutely made some poor choices.  I got back Sunday and decided to start the cleanse on Monday to ensure that I stay on track and I don’t let any sugar/carb highs from the weekend visit get me off track!

I have been in Atlanta for almost a year now and I am SO SO SO happy to say things are finally coming together and I’m starting to make friends.  I found a girl at the gym who had become a “workout buddy” and she too played college basketball and works out intensely.  So we make fantastic partners who really push and challenge eachother with some friendly competition.  I also made some friends at work with whom J (my boyfriend) and I joined a Sunday kick ball league with.  We found some friends we went to school with who recently moved down here.  It is just all coming together and I realize why it was so hard for me to lose weight this past year.  You can’t lose weight when your unhappy. Period.

So do I have any goals?

Whyyy yes I do :)

I’m heading to Vegas April 19th for J’s birthday and I would love, love, love to be around 184 (what I was before I moved to Atlanta) to feel comfortable while I’m there!  I’m hoping that at the end of this cleanse I can get down to 188 or so (and keep it off).  And the final four lbs is just nutrition.

I will say over all I am eating clean 65% of the time and then other 35% is basically Fri-Sat of junk.  I am going to work on upping that to 85% and 15% over the next few weeks.  I need to start posting pics of the recipes I’ve been making.  I have turned into quite the clean chef!

I hope everyone else has been on track for 2013 and having a terrific Thursday!!!

No scale..No problem!

31 Jan

I’m in the process in finalizing my move and completely transferring all my stuff over to the new house.  I just realized I haven’t weighed myself in over a week which for me is almost mind boggling.  I keep thinking did i gain, did I lose, am i the same??  I had to miss my weight watchers meeting last week due to it conflicted with the move.  But the week before I had lost 5 lbs from my starting week.  My weight was 194.4 lbs.  I’m not going to weigh myself until Sat (that will be two weeks since my last weight in).  I really just need to get to 189, be at 10 lbs lost and only have 9 lbs to get to 180 lbs which for me 180 lbs is me looking average.

I see all these blogs that started around the same  time I did wanting to do fitness competitions and I see how far they  have gotten and how far I have to go.  But, it has inspired me to do better and that if I stick to what I know will work I to can have the great results.  I stumbled upon a female here in Atlanta who just started training with a trainer for her first bikini competition.  I just need to get down to 180 lbs so that I don’t go into training needing to lose a lot of fat, I want to utilize a trainer when I am looking to really lean out and build muscle.

On a non fitness note this is what I eat for lunch EVERY DAY and I have yet to get sick of it…

 

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/?ui=2&ik=011383da6c&view=att&th=13c914d0ebcc2a03&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P-AdnqTBp1QHR79ODEPYt_w&sadet=1359647468669&sads=IJCz6V0sxO0W0VdTDpo0FHTdp34&sadssc=1It is a ham, pico de gallo, honey mustard and low carb wrap.  It is 7 weight watchers points and simply delicious and very satisfying!

I’m baaaccckkk

29 Jan

So i’m back from a much needed hiatus.  I needed to focus on myself, my family (my 19 year old sister got in a bad car accident Jan 2nd), and just not let weight loss control my life.  However, I’m back here to try to figure out how to not let weight loss consume my life.  It’s either I”m 110% on some diet band wagon or I’m eating like I haven’t seen pizza or cookies in three years.  There is no middle ground.  So the past two weeks I have been trying to focus on moderation.  I’m not saying any food is off limit.  I joined weight watchers.  I dont necessarily believe they have anything special to offer (it’s a glorified calorie counter tool).  However, I think one of my issues since my move is not having friends and not having people to hold me accountable.  So the weekly weigh in, encouragement from my leader and other members, and being able to make some friends is what helped me decide this was the right path.  I have successfully lost weight in the past with and without weight watchers so I’m confident that I can do it.

My biggest struggle (as long with most people I believe) is the weekends.  And not drinking my weight in alcohol and going out to dinner doing the entire “Well one day won’t hurt I’m just gonna eat all I can today and then be strict tomorrow”.  Am I the only one who does this mental game?? And then Sat comes and something comes up and I go out to eat again and I”m like well Friday I was so bad what’s another day going to do?  Andddddd here comes the on going cycle lol!

Well long story short I”m glad to be back!  I see most of the blogs that I was following are no longer posting or went on similar holiday hiatuses as mine.  So I’m excited to find some new bloggers to follow and motivate me :)

2013

2 Jan

So most of December I was MIA.  I lost about 8 lbs in December not for good reasons.  Because I was depressed, upset, lonely, and just an all around unhappy woman.  But, I ended up gaining that back and probably a few lbs more the last week and a half of December when i went home and ate and drank like I hadn’t seen food in years.

Not going to dwell on it but, 2012 taught me so many lessons.

1.  I cannot successfully lose weight when my self esteem is crushed and I’m basically miserable

2.  You cannot fake happiness. 

3. Expensive gym membership does not guarantee you will lose weight

4. Restricting/Fad Dieting does not work

5. See above, cleanses also do not work if you resume eating like a maniac after the cleanse ends

So I don’t do new years resolutions because there is no point.  Either you are going to do something or you are not and if you really want to do something don’t wait til 2013 you should have started doing it in November or whenever you realized that you needed to self improve.  But my goals for the next month are to:

1. Stop eating when full

2. Not eat in front of the television

3. Have a balanced diet, do not deprive myself of anything

4. Find a workout program that is budget friendly and I look forward to doing

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