This morning I was at 200.8!!
So far this week EVERY MORNING
the scale has dropped a little bit more!!
Coaching Cheerleading is giving me
great workouts during the week!
But not so hardcore that it hinders my weightloss.
I'm HOPEFUL that I just MIGHT
hit my goal of being BELOW 200 by August 1st
but I'm not holding my breath.
Even if I do not hit that goal
I'm still going to have a good
weight loss this week.
And for that I am grateful.
I'm still not 100% well, but for the first time in a week and half, I got in enough exercise to work up a sweat. I did a little bit of Wii Fit, but I still get winded really easy, so didn't go as hard or long as I usually do.
Afterwards the kids wanted to play on the Wii. My youngest daughter wanted me to do a Dance Workout Game with her. How can I say No?
I told her I would do as much as I could, but I was not feeling well, so wasn't sure how long I would last.
This new Dance Workout game is the GOLD'S GYM DANCE WORKOUT for the Wii.
It was a lot of fun! I had never tried it before, so wasn't sure if it would be something I could do. We both had fun, though.
You choose a personal trainer, add in your personal info, such as age, height, and weight, and then you have to answer two questions. You have to choose what your main objective is, whether it is to lose weight, tone muscles, or become more physically fit, etc. It also asks you to estimate on a scale from 1-5 how physically fit you feel you are right now. It takes that information and develops a program for you. I am starting out with a 3 day program.... I'll see how it goes.
I selected my current physical level at a 1, but while I did work up a sweat in my workout, I think I could have been pushed a little bit harder. I may have to change my level tomorrow and see what difference that makes.
For now.......I'm going to bed, and I am hoping to be feeling more like myself tomorrow. I will be SO glad when all this chest congestion, cough, and sinus pain/pressure is gone.
Tonight I watched another episode of Biggest Loser Couples.
What an inspiration these people are!!
It is hard not to watch, and not want to jump up and start exercising...
I did not get a workout in today, and I'm kicking myself for it.
It is SO easy to slip into bad habits. If I let one day go, I might let another day go.....
In my defense, the allergy medicine I took today knocked me out for most of the morning. Even after waking I felt groggy. Then my cousin came over to visit and stayed until time to take my daughter to practice. As soon as I got home, I put the kids to bed and started watching Biggest Loser, and then Parenthood.
I SHOULD have came home and did my workout instead.
I have both shows DVR'd so really there is no excuse.
But isn't it SO EASY to make up excuses for ourselves?
I made it through my first Social Event (the baby shower) staying On Plan!
No Cheater here!!!
The cake looked delicious, and the M&M Cookie bars heavenly.... not to mention the sandwiches, punch, fruit bowl, and my Aunt's famous Pink Stuff.
But I didn't eat any of it.
And I didn't feel deprived!!
I sat with everyone while they ate and chatted, and just enjoyed myself. When the cake was being passed out, I politely declined. When the woman passing the cake out tried to push the cake on me.... I politely declined.... again.
My husband and I watched the first episode of Survivor that we had recorded on the DVR.
He would absolutely LOVE to be on that show. Every season he talks about the strategy HE would play. The things HE would do. He would love to get on the show and prove he has what it takes to SURVIVE.
Me on the other hand.......
No AC, no baths or showers, no ICE for my water, BUGS biting me constantly..... and only "gulp" FISH to eat?!! Nooooooo Thank you!! I wouldn't last a day. I could DEAL with the no baths or showers. I could deal with having to drink tepid water 'gag'. I could deal with bugs biting and crawling on me. But eat fish? No Way. That is the deal breaker for me.
I already know there will be cake, punch, and M&M Cookies. My mouth waters just thinking about it. But I can NOT succumb and eat any! I weigh in on Sunday and I have worked TOO HARD this week to blow it one afternoon.
Every day so far I have worked out on the Wii. Yesterday I really pushed myself and worked out longer than usual. I was very hot and sweaty afterwards, but at the same time I felt SO GOOD!! I have also been really careful on my condiment choices and Lean and Green Meals. Mostly, I have eaten Egg Beaters for dinner every night. Except yesterday when I made the soup.
I'll just keep reminding myself tomorrow, while everyone is eating, on how good it will feel when I jump on the scale and see a loss.
I feel really good about this week's weigh in. I hope I won't be disappointed.
My mom makes a DELICIOUS Southwestern Stew! You can find that recipe here. Lately I have been craving some of it, but because I am avoiding any carbs, I can't make her stew, because of the potatoes.
I planned on getting ingredients for a variation of her stew when I went to the grocery store last time, but forgot to do so.
This week I have been eating a lot of Egg Beaters and Garden Burgers for dinner, and was looking for something different for a change.
So yesterday, I decided to just make do with what I had on hand, and make a soup instead. But all I did have was 1 package of frozen chicken, Cilantro, 2 Orange Bell Peppers, and 1 Yellow Bell Pepper. I decided to give it a try anyway, but I was really worried about how it would taste....
Valentines Day....... A day of Love, Devotion, and CHOCOLATE!
Every year for Valentines Day the kids always get loads of chocolate. Between friends, relatives, and their class parties, it is like Halloween all over again. This year was no exception.
I thought Valentines Day would be harder for me.... diet wise. I haven't eaten any sweets in 7 weeks! Nearly 2 months!! And to make matters worse, I'm on my period. A time when I am NOTORIOUS for eating an entire bag of candy. Mostly Hershey Nuggets. YUM!
I didn't figure I would be able to avoid the temptation of eating just one, teeny tiny piece of candy. Especially if caramel or peanut butter is involved..... or Toffee. I LOVE chocolate with toffee, caramel and/or peanut butter.
I did not have high hopes for this weeks weigh in.
Not that I cheated or anything, but there was several days that I did not get all my water in, and I only did my Wii Fit a couple of days...... if that. On top of all this, I started my period on Saturday. I was just praying for there not to be a weight GAIN.
So imagine my SHOCK (and utter joy) when I lost 3 pounds!!
Looking back on the week, I realized while I did not set aside time to workout, there were, however, several evenings that I played JustDance2 on the Wii with the husband and kids. I have to attribute my weight loss this week to that game...
Last night a friend (who is also doing Medifast) sent me pictures of her face from before Medifast, and a current picture now that she has been on Medifast. We both are the same height and have a starting weight of about the same, and started on the same day. She has lost slightly more than I have so far, but already her face is slimming up.
I decided to take a face shot of myself and compare it to my "before" pics I had my husband take when I first started Medifast. And MY face has slimmed up some too!! My husband has been telling me that it has, but until I could compare the photos I didn't believe him! I still have a long way to go..... but WOW! I was SO thrilled to see a difference already! I knew I had lost several inches overall, but we didn't measure my face. ;-)
I think I've mentioned it previously..... but I can't say it enough.....
I LOVE it!
I find myself pushing myself further than I would have ever gone on my own, because I want to finish the game. It is like having a personal trainer.... except instead of someone standing over me hollering to Go Faster! Push Harder! It is my own competitiveness coming out to Drive me on harder, faster, and longer than I thought I ever could.
I've never viewed myself as a competitive person.... but I guess I am. Atleast...... I am with myself.
Originally more snow was in the forecast for today (although that has now changed to rain). I wasn't sure if I would be getting out of the house tomorrow, so decided to weigh in a day early.
I lost 2.5lbs!
Making a total loss of 20lbs so far. Just 5 more pounds and I will have reached my first goal! Yay!!
We went over to my Grandmother's first, and Man oh Man!! She had Spaghetti and Cheese (a childhood favorite of mine), Fried Squash Patties, and Pear Cobbler!!!!! I wanted some SO BAD, but suprisingly, I wasn't even tempted to cheat. I want to win the lottery REALLY BAD, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go out and spend a lot of money on Lottery Tickets.... same principal. But I was surprised at myself. I learned that even though I will always WANT the non-healthy foods, I WON'T always feel deprived not eating them. And over time my taste buds will change........ HAVE changed.
I'm in control now of what I eat..... the cravings no longer control me.
The kids and my husband have all been home since Monday Evening. No work, and no school due to this CRAZY weather we are getting! Growing up, I RARELY saw Snow. Occasionally we would get an Ice-Storm but it was melting by the next day. We got a record breaking snow for Texas last year in this area, and THIS year we have already had Snow TWICE!!! In Fact.....
It is Snowing right now!!!!
I love it!!! Sucks for the paychecks, but............ I'm a kid at heart.
I LOVE SNOW!!!!!
Not everyone is crazy about being stuck at home though.... a/k/a my husband... He gets just a little bit stir crazy... LOL.
Yep...... You heard right. I had Pepperoni Pizza for dinner tonight!!
No......I didn't get off my diet. No guilt here!! This was ON my diet!!!
I had read about a Cauliflower Pizza, and thought, what the heck. I'll give it a try. So I did.
And it was good!
I'll admit the first couple of bites were a let down. And although I knew it wouldn't taste exactly like the Pizza Hut pizza the rest of the family had, my tongue (out of habit) still expected it to. But after the first couple of bites, I really did enjoy it!!
I will definitely be making this again!!
You can find this recipe on my "Lean and Green Meals" Page or by clicking here.
Friday evening we made a spur of the moment decision to go out of town. My husband's grandmother is in a nursing home, and has not been doing well. We have been meaning to go visit for a while, but have never had the opportunity. My husband got home after 6 on Friday, and after feeding him dinner, and getting ready to take my daughter to Basketball practice, I realized since he was not working this past weekend, it might be a good opportunity to go visit. He agreed.
I called the coach to let her know that my daughter would not be at practice that night, or the game on Saturday then started throwing clothes together for everyone. I gathered up all my Medifast food to bring with me determined that I would stay On Plan all weekend.
It wasn't easy. While there we met up with several other family members at my Aunt's house. She was serving Barbecue sandwiches, and everyone brought a side dish to go along with them. It smelled and looked WONDERFUL! I had brought over a bag of Medifast Pretzels, and that is what I ate while everyone else enjoyed their barbecue.
My biggest problem throughout the weekend was getting enough water in... I failed miserably. I stayed strong throughout, not eating or drinking anything off plan throughout my stay. Not even the Brownies my step-mom made. Sunday morning, we woke early and my dad fixed bacon and egg sandwiches. I drank a Medifast Shake. We headed out, and went to visit My husband's Grandmother one last time, and wound up staying there longer than anticipated. By the time we left and got on the road, everyone was STARVING!!! We made it nearly home before my husband decided to stop to eat. By this time it was after 4:00.
My husband LOVES Seafood, and I do not. SO...... thinking ahead, I suggested eating at Red Lobster, because I knew it would be one place I would not be tempted to order something REALLY bad for me from the menu. There was only two choices for me that was not seafood. A chicken Cesar salad, or a glazed chicken breast over a rice pilaf. I WANTED the glazed chicken over Rice, but chose the Cesar Salad instead, trying to be good. I had every intention of telling them to leave off the dressing, but ... when it came time to order, I didn't. I ate less than half the salad, hoping it would not have too much of an effect on my weigh in today.
After we left there, we stopped at SAM'S CLUB, so it was a little after 6 before we arrived home. I was still starving. I ate a Medifast shake, and still had 3 more Medifast meals to get in before bedtime. I thought I would be in good shape, that I would eat every hour and half or hour, and I would be fine........ wrong.
I remained hungry for the rest of the evening.... really hungry. Not the bored, I need something to eat hungry, but the stomach growling and gnawing constantly hungry. After the shake, an hour and half later I ate a Medifast Bar. An hour later, I ate a bag of Medifast Pretzels. After that, later on, I drank another Medifast Shake. I was still soooo hungry. We are allowed an optional snack, so I ate some Medifast Ranch Soy Crisps. I still had that gnawing feeling of hunger, so I decided to fix myself some egg beaters and sauteed spinach. I reasoned with myself that I ate very little of my salad, and the chicken breast on the salad I did eat, did not measure out to be 6oz. So I fixed just a little bit of Egg Beaters with Spinach, telling myself that I was just making up for not getting a full Lean and Green Meal in.
Now I am so worried I sabotaged any weight loss I might have had this week. I fear that in one day, all progress over the week prior, may have come crashing down. I will weigh in tonight, and I am NOT looking forward to it. I learned in the future, NEVER skip my Medifast Meals!! I used to only eat once a day, but when the "meals" are small, once a day is not going to cut it.
If I did not lose this week.......or worse if I gained, I will be very disappointed and upset with myself. Especially after staying so strong and doing so well over the weekend, but I will not get discouraged. The weight is coming off...... I will stay on plan, and whatever I did not lose (or possibly gained) this week should be gone by the next weigh in.