Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 8 Weigh In-

Wow! I can't believe I have been dieting for 2 months now! 

I can't believe I have not cheated in those two months!! 

Since this was week 8, I not only weighed in today, 
but also did measurements. 

I am VERY happy to say that not only did I LOSE 3lbs this week (Yay!), 
I have also lost another 14.25 inches!! 
That makes 34.75 inches total lost since Jan. 3rd.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Little Self-Exploration In The Shower

This morning, as I was taking a shower, I felt myself up.
And it felt good!

No.... Not like that! 
Get your mind out of the gutter! ; )

I was washing myself, and I noticed subtle differences in how my body felt,

So, I did a little exploring....

A little less in the stomach area.... slightly smaller boobs.......less in the butt....

The changes were small.


I'm really looking forward to see what changes the next few months bring :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Are You Flippin' Crazy!

My husband thinks that I should post pictures of myself on my blog. 
A photo journal of my progress along the way.  
And not just any pictures........  OH NO.  

Pictures of me wearing a Sports Bra and those tight ass short things they wear on the Biggest Loser!


Does he really think I have the guts to let it all just hang out for the world to see?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I. Will. Not. Fail.

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? 
To find reasons why we CAN'T? 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Goodbye Fatty

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.  

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 7 Weigh In -

I lost 2.5lbs this week. 


My First 25 pounds gone Forever!! 

And Just in time for Flip Flop Weather!! 

Not sure when I will be able to get my reward,
but for right now, I'm content with knowing that it is coming.... :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Do YOU Have What it Takes?

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.  

What can I say?  I'm a Weenie.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Baby Oh Baby!

Saturday is my cousin's Baby Shower.  

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.

Crockpot Dinner

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.... 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Day

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. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Week 6 Weigh In

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...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

About Face

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.  ;-)

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I am not an Exerciser. 
It is one of my biggest downfalls.  
I've tried in the past to start exercising but I always fizzle out. FAST.

Recently, however, my husband bought me the Wii Fit Plus.  
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. 

Week 5 Weigh In -

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.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What A Week! - Ice, Snow, and Exercise

WOW!! What a week it has been!! 

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. 

Not everyone is crazy about being stuck at home though.... a/k/a my husband...  He gets just a little bit stir crazy... LOL.  

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Today I Ate Pizza!!

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.