Quinoa Casserole

5 Feb 2012 In: Uncategorized

I have been back on track the last two days. Thankfully the scale said 142 this morning. I must have had a lot of salt and water weight. Atleast all of my progress wasn’t for nothing. Now I just need to make sure I go to the gym everyday this week and stay on a healthy eating plan. I have been limiting carbs quite a bit. Today I made a delicious Quinoa casserole with cheese, carrots, egg, and onion. Extremely low carb and quite tasty. Hopefully it will last me all week for my lunches. I would really like to be down to 140lbs by the end of the week. It would be nice if I could make 137lbs by Valentine’s Day. I don’t want to look like a cow in photos anymore!

I am a whale

4 Feb 2012 In: Uncategorized

Ughh! I am feeling pretty low and angry at myself today. I was doing so well for the first 2 weeks! I was down to 141 but then I slipped. I allowed myself a few treats, I let myself skip the gym and I am back up to 145! I went to the awards dinner for work the other night and I saw pictures yesterday. I looked like a whale! A whale! I really just need to be down to 130. I look good at 130! Ugh so I am now attempting a low carb diet. I hate feeling like a whale.

Don’t Stop Believing….

20 Jan 2012 In: Uncategorized

Hello,

I know I haven’t posted in a few days and honestly I have been slipping. I haven’t really reverted into my old eating habits which is good. I haven’t gained any weight. I just haven’t made it to the gym very much this week. I have been feeling slightly under the weather and I have been really busy at work. I just feel exhausted at the end of the day and want to come straight home instead of heading to work out. I made it there twice this week instead of the preferred five times. My husband built us a backyard skating rink and it has been quite cold the last few days so I have been trying to get out there and do laps around it as much as possible before the weather changes and it melts. I know it isn’t as good as going to the gym and doing squats and push-ups and curls but it is fun and atleast I am getting a little bit of exercise.

I have come so far these last few weeks with making my lunch for work everyday with healthy foods, working out regularly and I haven’t purchased or drank a sugary coffee beverage since before Christmas- I can’t stop now! I just can’t!

Still on Track - Thank Goodness

15 Jan 2012 In: Uncategorized

Sorry that I haven’t been very attentive with this blog. I have been rather busy this week with a work related event. I have been working long overtime hours and have unfortunately not been to the gym since Tuesday. I have also allowed myself some sweets and other non-health foods as the event I was helping to organize was a food tasting event.I was good though and never over did it. I was worried when I stepped on the scale this morning that I would see an increase but I have actually gotten down to 142lbs! Yay! This week I am going to be extra good and go to the gym everyday and watch what I eat and hopefully I will be on track to be in the 130’s.

I really want be looking fabulous at my work awards dinner on Feb 2nd!

143lbs!

10 Jan 2012 In: Uncategorized

I missed posting for a few days because I have been busy with work and other activities but I have stayed on plan for the most part. Yesterday I was feeling really tired and I caved and ate a chocolate bar! I was really upset afterward because I seem to do really well until I cave and then I go off track entirely. I made a conscious decision to not let this slip up make me go off course and I ate well the rest of the day and all of today!

As of this morning, the scale said 143lbs! That is a total of 5 pounds down since I started this. I know that some was probably salt and water weight but I am going to take it as a success! Success always keeps me going!

I am just about to eat a healthy dinner of grilled chicken, veggies and brown rice and then head to the gym for a workout! Yay me!

Pushing through Fatigue

7 Jan 2012 In: Uncategorized

I have been really healthy with my eating the last two days. Yesterday was a really tough day at work for me. There were some stressful situations that came up and I was also finally feeling the fatigue of being back at work for a week after a two week holiday. I really really didn’t want to go workout after work. I had myself convinced at 2:00pm that I was just going to head home and relax. At 4:30pm I left work and started for home. I fought with myself literally the whole way home about going or not going to the gym. I have had this argument many many times before. Usually going home wins out but this time I drove straight to the gym and worked out for an hour before going home. I also avoided temptation of snacks and drinks at a friend’s house afterwards. I am really really proud of myself for pushing through and working out!

short update

5 Jan 2012 In: Uncategorized

I didn’t post yesterday but I stuck to my diet and this morning the scale rewarded me with a 143.5lbs! I was good again today with my eating and went to the gym and worked out. I know this is a short boring post but I don’t have a lot of time to write tonight. I just wanted to check in to make sure I stay accountable.

Back to Work

3 Jan 2012 In: Uncategorized

Ok so no loss yet. I a feeling frustrated but I know that it just hasn’t been long enough for any noticeable loss.

I was back to work today after 2 weeks of holidays and I made sure to make my lunch so I would have something healthy to eat instead of running to the nearest fast food restaurant on my lunch break. I ate a chicken breast grilled, carrots, hummus, and a tiny bit of cheese. I also drank quite a bit of water. After work I was feeling quite tired as I usually am and had a bad headache. I forced myself to go straight to the gym and worked out for an hour instead of coming home like I wanted to. Now I am at home, have had a healthy dinner and am feeling like I am on the right track. I guess I just need to take this day by day. Dreaming about my body being thin is a good motivator though.

So far so good…

2 Jan 2012 In: Uncategorized

Today has been a pretty positive day. I weighed myself on my home scale this morning and it still says 145. This is fine. I know that I won’t be losing a pound every single day and that in fact this wouldn’t be healthy; however, I am just so sick of being overweight! I want to be thin now! Ugh I know that isn’t how it works.

Today is my last day of holidays before returning to work so I wanted to make sure that I got off to a good start by walking to the gym this morning. When I arrived I found out it was still closed for the holidays opening tomorrow. Oh well, instead of just going home to relax I went home grabbed the dog and took him for an hour long power walk. At least if I can’t get my workout in I can get some exercise to make up for it and the dog was happy.

Anyways I have eaten really well today thus far and I am hoping to keep this up for the rest of the day. I have decided that posting on here everyday is going to be a really positive thing for me during this journey. I will feel like If I have to come on here and confess my food “sins” then I will think twice about making them. Recording everything will help keep me accountable.

A New Year, A New Me?

1 Jan 2012 In: Uncategorized

Well I was a little bit naughty on New Year’s Eve in regards to eating. My husband and I went to a party with friends and spent the night playing games and eating! I am proud of myself though because I decided not to drink. I have never been one that needs alcohol to have a good time so I decided I would stay sober, even though my husband was staying sober as well so he could drive us home and get up early to work. I over did it a bit on the cheese bread but all in all I didn’t feel ill so that is a plus.

Today I have been pretty healthy with my meals and drinking tons of tea. I am getting a cold and tomorrow is my last day of holidays before returning to work so I am trying to get lots of chores done and relax a bunch so that I am well rested and in a good place to continue my healthy lifestyle.

My goal is to be 139 by January 31st. On February 2nd I am going to an awards dinner with my coworkers and I am really excited about it. We have won awards for the past two years but I have always been unable to attend the dinner as it is out of town and I was acting in a play that night. This year we won another award and I am free to go with my coworkers and accept it. I am so excited! They always have such a fun time and I want to look good in a nice dress and not cringe at the pictures afterwards!