Day three, still motivated, but this Crystal Light :(

purelyunique on Mar 5th 2012 10:38 am

So today, I’m still feeling good and positive. So far I’ve had yogurt for breakfast and a Healthy choice steamer (Barbeque beef and red potatoes). I LOVE those steamers, really I do :) Upon looking at it, I thought “how the heck is this suppose to fill me up?” But it actually did and it was VERY good. One of the things I would like to work on which I know is a big deal to most people is preparing my own meals instead of the frozen ones. I’ll get there, but for right now, this works with my schedule and helps me with portion control. I really need to work on my water intake. Pure water. Now here’s the deal - I may have found a problem with my heavy consumption of Crystal Light. It taste so wonderful, but the day I had 64 oz of it, I had terrible indigestion/heartburn. I was scared to go to sleep and I swear for a minute I thought I was having a heart attack. I looked again at all of the foods I had and nothing out of the usual - then thought that maybe it’s all of the acid in the Crystal Light or the aspartame. Well I’m still drinking it, but cut it down to 16 oz a day and all the rest just plain water (yuck)..I have to force it down and lemon and/or lime wedges just don’t get it for me…GIVE ME FLAVOR :)

Today I weigh 187.0, which I’m sure is from downing a lot of liquids, but it’sstill motivation to see the scale move. I’m setting mini goals of 5 pounds so that I don’t get too overwhelmed.

Oh and I did indulge in a treat last night with the kiddos - a wonderful chocolate cupcake that my daughter made (Fun Da Middles - much like a hostess cupcake with cream filling). I don’t feel badly about it because I didn’t overindulge and just had one where normally I may have had 2,3, or heck maybe even 4! That’s my goal - to be able to partake in dinner with my family and special treats but keep those portions in check. I hated having to watch every little carb, or check fat grams for this and that and refusing things my kids made for me. With me looking forward to my new changes, I’m excited. The weather is a little windy, but no excuses - I’m still going for my 30 minute walk and hoop it up with the kids on the basketball court.

Make today wonderful!!

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A little about me and what brings me to this journey

purelyunique on Mar 3rd 2012 01:18 pm

Hi all! I entitled my blog Journey to Happiness because that’s what I feel that I am on. Each day that I’m blessed with, I plan on doing all that I can to better myself - not just for me, but for my family as well. Lately, I have not been the typical happy me. Sure I smile on the outside, but that smile fades quickly when I look in the mirror. I think, my God, how did I let myself get like this? Most people think I’m nuts because I’m not a really big person, but honey clothes can hide alot and it’s more about how I feel about myself :) Today is the day that I take control and get my weight back down to where I am comfortable and eat better for my health as well. It’s not about how you look on the outside, but how YOU feel about yourself inwardly. I have attempted everything this past year from Atkins to Slimfast. I decided to adjust my eating habits and try to do this without depriving myself and take care of myself emotionally. I’ve experienced the death of my mother, moving and a few rocky points in my marriage. I also work from home. Well, I went grocery shopping yesterday and filled up on healthy choices as well as some conveniences, so NO MORE EXCUSES. No more, well, I’ll start tomorrow. How many of you have said that and tomorrow never came? I don’t plan on doing any fad diets - just eating healthier, watch my portions and become more active. I started walking a few months ago, then just stopped - no reason - just stopped going. Well, I will be 40 this year and want to be FABULOUS :) I’m 5′10″ and currently weigh 188.4 :(((  My goal is to get my weight back down to where I’m use to being which is 155-160. I believe by posting each and every day and having support, I can do this…I will do this and so can you.

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First day menu, workout, weigh in and thoughts

purelyunique on Mar 3rd 2012 12:40 pm

Breakfast: Jimmy Deans Turkey Sausage with egg and cheese croissant (I took the egg off - it had a nasty taste), Coffee sweetened with Splenda and a splash of Kroger brand Caramel Vanilla Creamer (yum). Just a splash won’t hurt :)

Lunch: Lean Cuisine Thai chicken spring rolls (absolutely delicious and I used about a teaspoon full of Sweet Chili Sauce as a dip)

Dinner: Blackened chicken salad topped with Southwest Tortilla Chips, Southwest Ranch Dressing.

*For my snacks, I had one serving of Vanilla Creme Brulee Rice cakes and key lime pie. Yes key lime pie, but it was only a Smart Ones, so not too bad :)

I didn’t feel hungry because I drank Mojitos today. Oh yes I did.  Well sort of. I just can’t seem to down water. Plain water? Heck no baby I used the most wonderful thing I’ve tasted aside from Diet Dr. Pepper. Crystal Light Mojito mix. I loved it and had zero problems downing it. I had to make sure the kids knew it was MINE - hands off and I let them have a store brand fruit punch which I didn’t care for - much too sweet, but they were just fine with that.

I walked at a fast pace (I’m no runner nor do I jog) for 30 minutes, did 100 situps, 25 squats and did 20 pushups.

I feel great today :)

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