Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Make everyday count

So things are moving...slowly but surely.

180.6 was my weight today.  That puts me down 1.7 pounds for the week.

Not as much as I'd hoped for, but I also haven't been doing EVERYTHING IN MY POWER this past week.

These next few weeks, things will be different.  I am heading out for a boating trip this week and then the next 2 weeks are going to be unusual.  I won't be home most of the time, that scares me.  I eat better when I have control of my surroundings.

By the time I get back to my own home, June will be over.  I don't want to still be stuck in the 80's in July...I have a lot of work to do before I head back to school in the end of August.  To accomplish that, I have to make every day count.

So that's where I'm going to start...

Today is going to count!

11 more pounds until I rejoin the FaceBook world...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Nothing new, nothing bad

I'm still plugging along.  I'm really wanting to focus on upping my activity this week.  I feel like I'm mostly good at eating.  (Or rather, I'm mostly good at grocery shopping...I decide to leave all the yummy junky food at the store.  If it's not in my house, I am way too lazy to go out and buy it when I'm having a craving!)

The scale is fluctuating at about what it was last Tuesday.  But it's weird.  It's almost like the scale knows when my "weekly weigh-ins" are.  It seems to drop a good amount from Monday night to Tuesday morning.....as long as I'm doing what I should be.

(Here's hoping that's the case for tomorrow morning!)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Green Breakfast

This morning I wanted to try a green smoothie for breakfast.
I have put spinach in many smoothies in the past.
It's fantastic because there is NO TASTE to it!  
However, usually in the past I've used dark berries to hide the "green." 

Something about drinking a greenish mixture has made me want to gag in the past.
But I didn't want to add a bunch of berries today.  I wanted to make it filling, and have some protein.
So here it is:

I may or may not have gaged a little when I was sipping the drink and looking down at the green...but I realized quickly that could be avoided if I focused on something else while drinking.  
Because truthfully, the drink tasted great!  I knew that it meant the gagging was all in my head...

The smoothie was super easy to make:
1 frozen sliced banana (slice and peel before freezing!)
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 C Vanilla Choibani Greek Yogurt
1 C Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
I then filled the blender to the top with as much spinach as would fit.
(Total calories:  200)

Blend that baby smooth, and walah!  

As I was drinking it, my baby boy saw the drink and the straw and wanted some...
Even he loved it, I had to fight him off!  (Next time I'll make him his own...)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Weekly report

I weighed in this morning.  The scale is moving, and I kinda like it.

182.3 this morning.

Weekly loss:  2.3 pounds

I'll take it, and hopefully over this next week I'll work a little harder and see a little more...

FaceBook update:  Only 12.7 pounds until Jason tells me my password and I can log in...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Survived the weekend

I made it through this past weekend.  It was a pretty successful and busy weekend, if I do say so myself.

I even played homemaker for a while and made a little of this...

and a little of that....

You can read more about "this" on my family blog here, but the jam was delish!  And a little comment on "that"....dangerous!  For those that don't know me, I'm a cookie dough fein!  I am not going to lie, when I went to bed last night I was worried!  And this morning, I couldn't wait until tomorrow...I had to step on the scale and see the damage done.  Surprisingly, it wasn't as bad as I thought.  I'm down a little right now from last Tuesday.  This boosts my excitement and motivation to do well today.  (Why do I base my emotions on the silly number on the scale?)  (I'm really going to have to ponder that question for another post later...)

The bad news of the weekend:  I had to take my fuel band off for a few days because my skin was raw.  You see, I have a weird skin condition...or maybe allergy.  I get ridiculously itchy bumps all over my skin where metal touches the skin.  I use cortisone cream most of the time...that, combined with removing the fuel band at nights has helped keep the issue in check.  Only, Friday night...I forgot to take the fuel band off before bed.  So I allowed my wrist some healing time.  But, it's back on today...and I'm already tracking.  :)

Hope the weekend was a success for all....keep working on becoming the person you are destined to be!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Back again...

Are you surprised?  :)

I go MONTHS with no accountability, but I'm back.

I even "quit" FaceBook until I can get focused and lose weight.  I had Jason change my password on FB and I have quit until I am down 15 pounds.  That means I won't be on FaceBook again until I see the 160's....169 to be exact.

I did that because I realize I waste time on FB.  I figured if I have time to waste there, I have more time I could be focusing on being active.  It was WAY TOO EASY to have access to FB on my iPhone.  I would open the app a lot.  TOO MUCH.

So I fixed the problem.  And now I have to work to get back on the site...kinda fun to be working toward something.

Yesterday I finished and hit my goal, but I haven't been very good at going above and beyond.

Today that is what I'm pushing myself for.  I will hit 4,000 today.  No excuses...

Let's make today better than yesterday...are you with me?
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