SICK. {Jenny Bomb is Losing It}

So, last weeks weigh in was a good one! I got up early on Saturday, showered and headed to weight watchers. I was down 2.4lbs for a total of 11.6 at a weight of 213.4! WOO WOO!

I was so excited. I had to buy new work out pants too because they were falling down at the gym!

So, after my meeting, I picked up some friends from the airport and we ran an errand and had lunch together. I took them back to Shriner’s where they’re staying for the week, while their daughter has palette repair surgery. I then headed home, starting to notice a small cough developing. As EJ and I watched tv together my cough got worse, I developed a headache and by the time I went to bed I was 100% congested. EJ had started feeling sick the day before, so we were quite the pair this weekend.

Sick day snuggle buddy! {Jenny Bomb is Losing it!}

Sunday was bad and Monday was even worse, I stayed home from work and laid around and slept and snuggled with my cat, Leo. Tuesday was slightly better but not by much. Wednesday was better, still winded easily and finally today, I feel pretty good. Still congested in the nose and chest but not coughing as much.

So, due to being sick, I haven’t really been putting much effort into watching what I’m eating and I haven’t been able to exercise since last Friday.

I weighed myself this morning, though, with jeans on and I was up to 214. I have 2 days to turn it around! I should do pretty good food wise today and am hoping to go to the gym and just walk on the treadmill later. I think anything too intense would be bad since I’m still congested. So, wish me luck on the next 2 days!

BUSY BUSY BUSY!

I’ve been so busy with SO much that I haven’t had time to blog, let alone, eat well and exercise regularly lately. I NEED to though. I’m not stupid.

Why does it have to be so difficult for me.

Work is chaos because one of the girls on my team is leaving any day now for maternity leave and I’ll be absorbing a lot of her duties while she is gone.

Life is chaos because I’ve been taking a lot of photos and shadowing a couple really awesome photographers to learn more.

Though, I’m going to make a conscious effort today to track my food and watch what I’m eating. If my feet feel ok this evening I will go to the gym.

We went to Kings Island with work yesterday and my sandals rubbed the soles of my feet and they burn bad. It’s not fun at all.

Motivation and words of encouragement needed and welcomed.

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

SABOTAGE!

I’m having a terrible time staying focused with my eye on that prize weight of 199 (first big goal)

I want nothing more than to reach my 10% goal weight of 199 in the next few months. So why do I keep sabotaging myself???

I lost 3.6 pounds not last week but the week before making me 210. Then, I weighed myself this morning and I weighed 214! WHAT! WHYYYY!

I know why, really. I can tell you why in fact. I haven’t exercised since last week, I haven’t been planning ahead, I haven’t been careful and I’ve gotten a lot of candy/chocolate and they were really good.

So, I know why and I suppose that’s the first step. And for the most part I have tracked everything and you can tell by my tracking that I’ve clearly done a terrible job at eating well this week.

The husband hasn’t really been watching either. I’m hoping for us to sit down tonight and go over some of the plan together and work on measuring everything we cook tonight so he can really see portion sizes as well as remind me of portions.

I also want to throw away any candy in the house. I had enough! I don’t need anymore! My desk at work is free of it except for some candy canes but they’re not appealing to me. They’re for visitors.

I know that a large part of my sabotaging is due to living with Grandma. She’ll make us dinner and she’s old school, southern cooking. Lots of butter, adds sugar to things that don’t need sugar (like spaghetti and chili) and doesn’t see the need to make things healthy..she focuses on taste.

Well, last night she made chili. It tasted GREAT but I didn’t need to top it with cheese and crackers and I definately could’ve had a smaller portion of the spaghetti noodles and had more chili which is more protein. But, I didn’t. WHY! I was in a good mood and it was there and yummy and, oh, I didn’t want to hurt her feelings.

Grandma made dinner because she thought it would be nice for us to not have to cook dinner after a full day at work. It is nice. I am SO thankful for her. And I can eat these things, I just need to figure out what is better and measure these out.

We’re looking at a place tonight that we hope might be the place we move to in the next month or so. I know that once we move out it’ll get a little easier.

As long as my husband can get on board even further with me it’ll be really easy. And, if he doesn’t that’s fine. I’ll figure it out.

I have to figure it out. I need to lose weight and become a healthier person. I have so much to do in life and I can’t be worried about my health as much!

I need some motivation but I am so not looking forward to going to my meeting this week and seeing the number on the scale jump back up.

My plan for tonight is to go home and take a look at the things in the kitchen. I’m going to make my lunch and get rid of any food in the house I don’t need/want and then work with EJ on things we can change together.

I KNOW I can do this but it’s going to take time and effort.

Bad decisions apparently!

So, yesterday, I don’t know what happened but I ate a lot of bad food lol. It was so good but so unnecessary. I’m hoping for a better day today!

It won’t be as hot today so I plan to walk for 30 mins on my lunch and I plan to eat really good. Though I will have to go get something for lunch so I’m planning ahead and probably just going to buy myself a healthy choice and some fruit.

I need to stay focused. I can’t go to weight watchers AGAIN this weekend. I really need to go and sit and listen and get motivated again. I also need to remember why I’m losing weight. It’s not so I can look good (though that is an added bonus) but it’s so I can be HEALTHY!

I have high blood pressure (which may be the result of narrow arteries)

I have slightly higher than normal bad cholesterol and slightly low good cholesterol.

I need to lose weight to reduce my risk for heart disease. I need to remind myself of these things every day.

I will walk today. On my lunch and this evening and I will eat healthy foods. I know part of it is that we’re broke until my fiancee starts his job and we have little to no money to buy decent groceries. It’s very frustrating.

I need some motivation..STAT!

I’ve been feeling pretty blah lately. No motivation, energy and etc. Though, I did hurt my back while I was in Buffalo and was in pain for awhile. After 3 chiropractor visits it’s manageable. I need to stretch it, ice it and see the chiropractor once again when I get my next paycheck.

Food wise. I’ve been doing ok. I have been eating some candy and haven’t been paying attention. I weighed myself this morning and I was 206. That’s up 4 pounds.

I’ve got weight watchers in the morning and I’m going to go, knowing I gained some weight but hoping to sit through the entire meeting and gain some motivation and re-focus. If anyone wants to chat/motivate let me know!

In non weight news my wedding dress has come in! It’s beautiful! It’s at my friends house, maybe if I could keep it at home it would be the ULTIMATE motivation! But I don’t want to keep it at home. So, I ordered a dress to wear while we’re in Mexico. Just a thin jersey knit dress to be comfy in on the beach and around the resort. I’ve been thinking of hanging it up where I will see it everyday when I go get dressed to remind me of Mexico! I also just thought of making some sort of a chain countdown for Mexico to keep me motivated. I’ll have to think of something to make.

 

No weigh in for awhile. Need strength!

We didn’t have internet this past weekend forgive me for lack of an update!

We did go to Columbus for the evening though to visit some of our friends and the fiance had to DJ. So, I did not get to my usual Saturday morning WW meeting. I ate ok this weekend. Could’ve been better, could’ve been worse.

I weighed myself yesterday morning and still at 205.  That’s up 3 pounds from my last WW weigh in. It’s not bad, I know but it still sucks. I need to get to the grocery store to buy us some decent food! We don’t have much at home right now.

I also wanted an egg mcmuffin today and gave in to that. I need to walk on my lunch for sure and this evening.

We’re going to Buffalo, NY this weekend where I’m from and all of my family still is. EJ has to DJ there on Saturday so I get to see my family on Friday and Sunday for sure. I’m very excited to see my sister and her new puppy and home!

BUT I’m VERY nervous for eating. I feel like it’s near impossible to eat healthy there. I’m trying to make a plan so I don’t go overboard and either stay where I’m at OR hopefully lose a pound or 2 this week.

I hope to buy us some oatmeal for breakfast. Grab some yogurt for snacks and some fruit for us. Maybe even some lean cuisine’s for our lunches or some tuna sandwiches or something simple yet healthy and easy. That way dinner’s aren’t too bad for the day.

The following weekend is EJ’s birthday but I should still be able to hit up weigh in that day. So I have until then to turn things around.

Wish me luck!

Oatmeal and a banana start my day

Although this week didn’t start off so well, I’m doing my best to end it better.

Yesterday I walked on my lunch, did 90 wall push-ups, and spent an hour in the evening exercising in front of the tv (walking, lifting weights and using the stair machine). I’m definitely starting to notice that I can spend more and more time on the stair machine so that’s exciting. I’m also starting to really like exercising in front of the TV. I can watch a movie/tv show that I normally watch but I’m getting my exercise in. I don’t know why I never did this before.

I also went to the grocery store last night and saw something new I had to try. Whole grain cheerios with peanut butter! I was pretty excited. They’re delicious if I do say so myself.

I weighed myself this morning about 209. That means I’ve lost a pound from yesterday!

My meals for the day:
Breakfast was oatmeal and a banana.
Lunch is a lean cuisine chicken parmesean, an apple and grapes.
Snack is a yoplait light yogurt
Dinner is tacos!

I’m on the hunt for a “before” photo of myself around the time I started weight watchers last May. I know I have one before that, that you can really tell but I guess I’ll have to look around.

In other news I tried a new recipe the other day. It’s a weight watchers one and it was amazing. So I’ll share it with you!

Orange-Chipotle BBQ Pork Chops with Grilled Onions
Prep time:  10 min
Cook time:  10 min
Serves: 4
PPV: 5

  • 3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided
  • 6 Tbsp barbecue sauce, Chipotle flavored
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped (plus more for garnish if desired)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 pound(s) uncooked lean only pork loin, four 4 oz boneless chops, 3/4-inch-thick each
  • 1/2 medium uncooked vidalia onion(s), cut into four 1/4-inch-thick rounds

Instructions

Off heat, coat grill rack or a large grill pan with cooking spray; heat grill or set pan over medium heat. I wasn’t able to grill so, I baked them in the oven.

In a medium bowl, combine barbecue sauce, cilantro and orange zest. Remove 2 tablespoons of sauce to a small bowl and stir in orange juice; set aside. Add chops to medium bowl; toss to coat with sauce.

Coat onions with cooking spray. Add onions and pork to grill or grill pan. Grill over medium-high heat, turning once or as needed, until onions are lightly charred and tender and pork is just cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. I put my porkchops in the oven at 350 degrees covered in sauce. I put the onions into a pan on the stove with a little bit of olive oil to get my oil in for the day. Once the pork was almost done I put the onions in with the pork in the oven. I believe the pork took about 20 minutes.

Transfer pork to serving plates; separate onions into rings and scatter around pork. Drizzle each serving with 1/2 tablespoon of reserved barbecue sauce mixture; sprinkle with extra chopped cilantro. Yields 1 pork chop and 1/4 of onions per serving.

If anyone tries it, I’d LOVE to know what you think!