Rough week.

I’ve been having a rough week. I knew at last week’s weigh in that it would be up a little. I wasn’t wearing my usual weigh in clothes and since I had been sick I wasn’t doing my usual best.

This week has been about the same. I haven’t been tracking religiously, we’ve been really busy and every time I’ve gone to the gym this week it’s been very difficult. I haven’t been able to keep up with the pace I’ve been doing. I’m assuming this is from not exercising the week before because I was sick.

So I think I’m up another pound. I’m hoping to track everything today and go to the gym this evening and go to my meeting tomorrow morning for a fresh start. Though, I really feel like I could use a nap.

In other news, I made some more spinach fruit smoothies but didn’t have yogurt, so I didn’t think it would matter much but my husband, who has had one so far said, yes, it matters. It was too thick and not sweet at all. So, I froze the ones I made and will pick up some yogurt tonight and when they thaw i’ll blend in some yogurt and hopefully that helps.

I’m hoping to have a good weekend and hoping I can sleep in on Sunday. I feel really tired today!

Sometimes you have to let it go

1555503_10100345177633485_1844004359_nToday’s blog post has 2 topics. First and foremost, this week’s weigh-in!

Saturday morning’s weigh in at weight watchers went well! Last week I was up 1 lb. This week I made up for it and came down 2.8! Leaving me at 215.8! a mere 16 pounds away from my first goal! WOO! I did not exercise on Saturday, as I usually don’t. (Tuesdays and Saturdays are my “off” days.) I did go to the gym yesterday. Switched it up a bit. Instead of heading right for the elliptical, I decided to use the treadmill for a bit. I worked out there for 20 minutes, then used the elliptical for 35 minutes.

It’s been about 3 weeks of working out now and I’m noticing the change in how I feel. I want to go to the gym now, and waking up hasn’t been as difficult in the mornings. It’s great.

This morning I stepped on the scale and it said I was 207.9! HOW DID I LOSE 8LBS IN 2 DAYS!!!! That was pre-shower. So, after my shower, and I was FULLY dressed it said I was 211! STLL! 4 lbs! I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what tomorrow morning holds in store for me! But I’ve been doing really well with portion control. The smaller plates and my food scale have made a huge difference.

In other news, I have a friend who I feel I need to distance myself from and this is something very difficult for me. She’s been my friend for quite some time and one of the few friends I thought I had here in Cincinnati. But sometimes, you have to move on and distance yourself from some drama and unwanted words.

I’m hoping to stay strong with this and hope to make more of an effort with some of the ladies I’ve become friends with over the past year.

I’m hoping my day stays awesome and goes by really fast, as well as yours!

I suck….

I’ve been so terrible lately. Still having trouble getting back on track. Though I think I’m doing better than I was 2 weeks ago.

I’ll try to remember to weigh myself in the morning and see where I stand. I really wish I had the extra money to continue with weight watchers. It truly helps me lose weight, why can’t I do it on my own??? I’m going to try really hard though. I just need to keep myself from eating too much, and from eating bad things. I am going to try something a friend of mine does. Every day of the week except Saturday she behaves. But Saturday is cheat day. I’m going to try this. Starting today. I kept track of everything I’ve eaten and I exercised.

I’m hoping this will be helpful and will keep me motivated.

 

I’ve been slacking!

I’ve been slacking on my blogging and my diet!

But, I’m back! Some awesome things have happened since I last wrote. My 30th birthday was April 17th. It was pretty uneventful until the weekend!

Friday the 19th when we got home from work there was a happy birthday banner hanging on the wall in our dining room. I remember asking EJ “What is that!?” I walked into the dining room and then from my right where our kitchen is jump out my Mom and sister, Sheryl!!! I yelled “WHAT! WHAT IS THIS! OMG!” and then I started to cry as I hugged them both. Read More

Doing well!

me eden park

SO…I weighed myself this morning and drumroll please…210.7! To remind you, when I went to the DR last month (2/19) I weighed 221! That’s a whopping 11 pounds off in one month!

I’m feeling pretty awesome lately! Between trying really hard to eat well and exercising at least 4 times a week, I feel great. I even have days where I can’t wait to go to the gym! But, working out has never been a problem for me. Read More

Need routine in my life again!

Things have been chaos lately. With us moving and the house in disaray. My evenings have consisted of dinner and cleaning/organizing. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to organize. It’s weird. I love creating places for everything now that I have the space to do so. (I did not enjoy organizing, living with family, as I had nowhere to put anything/organize..my husband will attest to this.)

Anyways, I’m not tracking and I’m not exercising (although if you consider all the lifting and up and down stairs I’ve been doing unpacking then maybe…). I am eager to get back on track.

In fact, I’m so excited to go grocery shopping this weekend for the next week. Why? Because I know that the only food I will be eating is what I buy, bring home and cook. There will be NO outside influence on what I’m eating. As much as I love Grandma and her cooking. Let’s be honest, it’s NOT very healthy. It was hard to come home and if she had made dinner to resist for several reasons. I didn’t want to upset her because I know she worked hard to make us food and it smelled DELICIOUS!

My friend Pam told me to give Aldi’s a try this week as they have some new healthy food lines. So, I am. My goal is to buy enough food for the week for as cheap as I possibly can.

I’m also excited to be able to get back into an exercise routine in the evenings. I miss that energy it gives me in the morning. In fact, there’s a planet fitnes gym about a 3 minute drive from my home. I’m going to go on Saturday morning and check it out. $10 a month. I can handle that! Worthy cause too!

I will also go to weight watchers on Saturday morning. My leader is fabulous. She keeps me motivated and excited. My meetings give me hope that I can do this. I know I can, I just need to stop making excuses and stop worrying about other things and people and focus on me.

I am not losing weight to be pretty (I mean, I’m already gorgeous!) I need to lose weight because I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and losing weight will help with that, and be better when I’m ready to try and have a baby.
I’m losing weight because I have high blood pressure.
I need to exercise to help me have more energy, feel better about myself and help my blood pressure.
I’m changing my eating habits because I don’t want heart disease!

I KNOW I can do this! I keep this quote on my desktop for me to see at all times:

No matter what you think, no matter how you feel, the truth is you CAN do this!

A good weight loss last week!

Last week was really good! I was good all last weekend and week and on Saturday when I stepped on the scale at weight watchers I was pleased! I had lost 3.6lbs! I was so excited!
My husband and I talked on Friday and he said he wants to lose some weight so, on Saturday I bought the weight watchers calculator and headed to bed bath and beyond after my meeting and purchased a new scale for the house.

We’re working together on losing weight now and I’m really excited. He’s following along with the weight watchers plan with me now and I think we’ll both see even more success now.

I do need to stay on track today. I didn’t do so hot this weekend or yesterday. In fact, I’ve already used my weekly points up! So, I need to exercise every day and really track and watch everything I’m eating.

We tried a new recipe last night. It wasn’t the greatest but it wasn’t the worst. I probably wouldn’t make it again though. It was an Italian sausage soup. It had tomatoes, beans, sausage and spaghetti. I tossed in a couple cheese ravioli and Parmesan cheese. Like I said, ok, but not worth making again. Though I will say the Kroger organic whole wheat spaghetti is great. The best whole wheat pasta I’ve tried so far.

In other news we’re looking for a place to live and it’s a giant pain in the butt. Trying to find a place to live that’s got enough privacy for us and we’d like for my husband to be able to play his music and we have a cat. I’ll keep you posted on that.

In other other news I need to start working on my indoor photography skills and plan to be taking a lot of photos for free/cheap/donations in the next coming months. I’m hoping to plan something for next weekend with some friends to take some photos.  This weekend might be good. We’re going to Columbus to visit our friends for their sons first birthday.

Well, I hope everyone has a fantastic day!

Here’s a picture of my Grandma’s dog, Griz, with his hat and scarf on. He clearly hates this.

Grandma's pup.

Grandma’s pup.

Feeling good!

I’m back! Things are calmer and I want to keep on updating, and I’m back on track!
I feel really good and motivated and ready to keep on pushing.

Last night I went to the grocery store and picked up some lunch and breakfast things. A friend of mine who has recently lost a lot of weight (and looks phenomenal!) told me about a breakfast idea she did. I took it, added some things and made it my own!

I bought 2 containers of egg whites ($1.79 for 16 oz, kroger brand) and poured the serving size amount (1/4 cup) into a cupcake tin (that I had already sprayed with cooking spray so they won’t stick!). I added some green peppers, mushroom pieces, a bit of canadian bacon and a pinch of cheese, some salt and pepper and popped them in the oven for about 20 minuted at 300. They popped right out! I bought some 8 grain pita pockets to put the cooked egg white into and they’re great! 2 points for the pita pocket AND the egg whites! What a deal! And very filling.

This morning’s breakfast was the egg whites in a pita and some chai tea with soymilk. I’ve got a banana and an apple to help me out if I get hungry before lunch.

Lunch is tuna with tomatoes, lettuce and a pickle in a pita pocket (italian herb this time). Some yogurt with granola for later as well. I think I’m doing pretty well.
I think dinner will be baked potatoes with some sour cream and black bean and corn salsa for me and a side of broccoli and broccoli and cheese for the hubby!

I’ll exercise for 30 minutes while watching tv this evening and I hope to walk for 30 minutes on my lunch today as well.

I’m feeling really good and ready to get to my goal of 199 by Jan 1st.

It’s been awhile and I need some help!

It’s been awhile and things have FINALLY started to slow down and I know it’s time to start focusing again.

With the chaos of my wedding (which was BEAUTIFUL!) Here’s a link to some photos!

Photos of misc fun on the resort 
Professional Wedding Photos

Anyways, I’ve gained around 10lbs. I haven’t been weight myself, going to weight watchers, exercising OR tracking. Literally everything I should be doing, I haven’t been. I can’t seem to find what’s needed to motivate me right now.

I’m going to weight watchers tomorrow though. I am going to get on the scale and take the hit. Maybe that will help. Tomorrow starts a new week. I can do this right? We’re hoping to move out by the end of the year. If we have room I’m buying a tredmill so I have no excuses when it’s too cold or hot out. OR I’m going to join a gym.

But really, I need motivation, badly. I have to go to the DR next week. I was thinking of postponing it but then again, I need to go and see how everything is going.

Any suggestions on what I can do to get motivated and realize I can’t keep this laziness up. HELP!

Also, I think maybe some new meal and snack ideas might help.