Happy Saturday!

Well, it’s a beautiful (if hot!) Saturday here in Virginia Beach. I don’t have to work today, so I made a big yummy (off plan) breakfast for hubby and I. Waffles with blueberries and whipped cream, scrambled eggs, and sausage patties. Breakfast was 1100 calories! 😮 wow! Gonna keep it super light for the rest of the day, get a good bit of exercise in and chug down that water! I might not win, but I’m gonna try to combat the unhealthiness of breakfast with good choices the rest of the day.

I will for sure do 30 minutes of exercise. Probably not with Leslie Sansone, but I MIGHT do 2 miles with her as an addition to 30 minutes on the Wii Fit. We’ll see how the day shapes up and how my ankle feels.

Other than that, it looks like it’s gonna be a simple domestic day at home with the hubby 🙂 Life is good!

Another week down…

Not down as much as I’d like to have been, only 1.3lbs for the week, but much much better than I thought I’d get after indulging so much during the week and missing out on exercise from my ankle being grumpy. It was enough to see my ticker move, and the total lost to go over 23lbs, and that makes me happy!

Today will be another day of ‘indulging’… my bridal shower is tonight, and nobody there really knows I’m trying to lose weight. I’ve kept it pretty quiet. My mom knows though, and she’s hosting, so I hope she keeps that in mind when setting out snacks and things. I’m proud of my progress, and want to be down another 7lbs or so before the wedding. I know that’s REALLY ambitious seeing as it’s only 3 weeks away, but it can’t hurt to exercise a little more, right?

I’m learning that if there is food out where I can see it, I’m going to eat it or want to eat it. If it’s hidden away, I’m less likely to feel an urge to snack on it. Out of sight out of mind truly works for me. I left a box of granola bars out on the counter, and every time I walked by I wanted to grab one. I ate almost a whole bag of baby carrots simply because I left the bag open in front of me. I’ve done the same with chips and candies in the past. I didn’t really crave chocolate until I had a bag of the snack size hershey bars (70 cals apiece) and saw it out. So I’m gonna try a new approach. I’m used to having things out on the counter (like cereal/chips/bread etc) and a candy dish, things like that. I’m going to put them away and see if that helps. Any little bit is good!

About my blog here: I’ve added a new page to keep track of my mini goals, both scale and non scale related, and when I’ve achieved them. It’s not very exciting now as I’ve only hit the first of my mini goals, but hopefully the thought of adding to it will add another layer of motivation for me. I can use any extra motivation available. Later, I will add a page with my progress photos. 🙂

Surviving Easter Weekend…

Easter weekend, which also turned out to be my visit with the fiance, and my bachelorette party…. combine all that and I wanted to run screaming from the scale today. I really didn’t want to check to see how much damage I’d done to my progress. But I dug deep and found the courage, and the scale told me that I’m only up half a pound since Friday’s weigh in. With all the salty snacks, alcohol, and fatty foods I consumed over the weekend I was expecting multiple pounds, so I was very happy to see that it was only a fraction of a pound!

I rewarded myself with the purchase of my charm bracelet, which should be here by the end of the week. I will be going with a luck/love theme for the charms due to the fact that it is the luck of finding the people in my life, and their love and support that is helping me and pushing me to keep going on this journey in my life. And I do love some symbolism. I will cherish the reminder once I reach goal. 🙂

Hope everyone had a great weekend!