Thursday, June 30, 2011

Weight Loss Goal #3 Down

Another goal down!  I was really worried that I wouldn't make it because it doesn't feel like I'm losing weight, but when I stepped on the scale today I came in at a nice 212.8!!

I'm going to adjust my goals a little bit since I'm so close to what I had originally planned for my next one.  I was going to give myself the whole month of July to get down to 210lbs.  I gave myself that much time because there's the 4th of July celebration, Ironwood, and a family reunion where we camp for a week.  I thought I'd be smart and not make it impossible to eat a few fun things during those times.  But since I'm only 2.8 lbs away from that, my new goal is to weigh 205 by the end of July.
7.8lbs.  And when I reach that goal I will be down 25lbs since starting in May.

Reward:  A good long soak in the hot tub at Mom's house.
I'm going to need it with the amount of work I'll need to put in to reaching my goal.

Plan:  Keep eating right, walking, core exercises, and adding in some weight training (just with dumbbells.  It's all I've got for the summer.)

Now to go choose a yummy lotion to open.  I'm thinking...Coconut! Oh yeah!

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Own Worst Enemy

There's 2 reasons I'm writing this post.  First, I want to be totally honest in what I'm doing for my health.  Second, I have a friend that's been struggling and I want her to see that she's not alone. :) We all struggle.

I love food. I love to cook/bake food.  I love to eat what I make.  Let's be honest, I'm my biggest fan and come on, I am a pretty darn good cook if I do say so myself. :)

The other day I made Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies.  Delicious!  They are one of my favorite cookies.  However, they have 236 calories per cookie!  And I ate 4 of them.  That was the day I told you I went over my calorie intake by 1000 calories.  All because of 4 cookies.  

Since I've started my weight loss journey I've done quite a bit of baking actually.  Banana bread, cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies.  I want to have a snack around the house for the kids and money is really tight right now, so I bake.  

I also work at a restaurant.  Delicious food!  Last Friday I ate 3 cups of Clam Chowder.  The week before that my friend from work brought in Oreo Balls.  If you have not had Oreo Balls, you have not lived!  These things are so freaking good!  They have 150 calories per ball though and I ate 6 of them that night.  

I've been dying to go out to eat and have a big fat juicy steak.  I LOVE steak!  It's a good thing money is tight because otherwise we'd go out at least every other week.

So what do I do when I overeat like this?  Well.  I just try to move more.  Walking or Kinect Fitness.  But mostly, I just move on.  Tomorrow is a new day.  Heck the next meal is a new meal.  I try to eat as healthy as I can to make up for it and just keep pushing.  We all have our moments we need to splurge or we don't have the best self control.  It's good for us.  Sometimes it gives us a treat, other times it motivates us to do better.

A friend of mine that is a dietitian told me that she tells her clients, "Anyone that tells you they never splurge and never eat junk food is lying to your face."  LOL  I just keep that in mind.  Everything in moderation, right?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weight Loss Goal #2 Down

Today was weigh in day....and I did it!!  I weighed exactly 220lbs this morning.  It was close actually.  Yesterday I ate waaaayy to much (that's another post in itself) and was 1000 calories over my intake.  So last night I worked out and burned 450 calories.  So worth it.  Now that I've made my goal I feel a renewed sense of purpose.  I will be making sure I really watch my eating.  I kind of slacked the past few days.

Anyway, I'm excited to spend an afternoon reading.  I just have to find a day to do it. LOL

Weight Loss Goal #3:

June 30th - 215lbs.


Open a new Bath & Body Works Lotion.

Here we go!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Feeling Tired

I have not been able to go to sleep until 1:30am the past few nights and now I feel so tired.  I don't feel like I have the energy to workout, but I know I need to so I think I'll do some walking and then a short Kinect workout.  Hopefully that will get me energized again.

Also, I have felt more hungry the past few days which has made it really hard to not eat more and stay under my calories.  I did not eat well yesterday. Well last night mostly.  Pizza and enchiladas.  2 cups of milk.  Mostly I just ate too much.  My stomach really felt overfull.  

So back to eating great today.  Breakfast was scrambled eggs, a banana, and 1% milk.  I need to go drink a couple glasses of water though and maybe chew some gum so I don't keep trying to eat.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Healthy Sunday Dinner

Pretty fantastic dinner today.  We grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs! YUM!

These were pretty healthy.  I'm not quite sure how it works nutrition wise when you marinate the meat, but I don't think it's all that much more.  Here's the recipe:

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

1 can of citrus soda (usually 7up, but I only had Squirt)
1 cup of soy sauce
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp ginger

Cut up 2 chicken breasts into 1in cubes.  Put in a tupperware container (I use those Ziploc or Gladware tossable ones) with the marinade.  Marinade in the fridge for at least an hour.

When you're ready to grill alternate the chicken cubes with pineapple on a bamboo skewer.  Grill for 10 min.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Weight Loss Goal #1 Down

I told you it wouldn't take me very long to get back down to 225 after the family reunion.  I weighed this morning and came in at 222.2 lbs.  Oh yeah!

So I enjoyed a nice long hot shower as my reward.

Weight Loss Goal #2

This one should be pretty easy also.  Especially since I'm under 225 already.  My goal is to weigh 220 lbs by June 15.  That's 2.2 lbs in just over a week.  So if I eat right and keep my calories down and burn 200 calories per workout per day, I should be good to go.

This goal's reward:

Spend an afternoon reading.  :)

Here we go!