My Weight Loss Progress

Friday, August 19, 2011

Down a Solid 2

Yay! All my hard work this week paid off. I weigh exactly 168.0. I'll take it! Hoping to be at 164 by the time we go to Idaho. 2 weeks exactly until we leave! Then the goal is to be 155 in time for Brooke's wedding (the exact amount that I weighed when I got married). I'll have 4 weeks to lose 9 pounds. It will be a challenge but I am pretty motivated. Hopefully I'll be able to try on my wedding dress and it will fit :)

The last couple weeks I had fluctuated between 170-173 so I am very happy with this number.

I have already called several family members in Idaho and planned for my success. My in-laws have a trail on their property and I have asked my mother-in-law to walk with me in the mornings. I had my niece look for a zumba class that all of us girls can go to once. I wanna do a hike while we are in Yellowstone and go on a couple bike rides. I am going to enjoy the flat, wide open spaces while we are there.

I am just praying for good weather. Summer came very late to Idaho this year so I hope that means that it will stick around for a while. It would be so nice to enjoy the outdoors and have great weather. I am hoping that it is even warm enough to get in some tubes and float the dry bed by my in-laws house. My goal for the trip is to STAY THE SAME! I don't expect to lose weight while on vacation but it would be great NOT to gain any either.

Tomorrow Tammye has planned a Weekend Warrior so it is a great way to start off the week!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just another day

Today we are doing chores. Yesterday I did laundry and changed all our beds, today I need to vacuum and just pick up. We have been doing lots of home improvement projects and painting. We are getting our fence professionally sprayed but in order to save money we are pressure washing it ourselves. The other day Travis helped my grandpa install his new computer and in return my grandpa offered to come over with some hoses and his pressure washer and help Travis knock it out. It is a big fence and has to be washed inside and out. I will just watch the kids and make dinner for the guys. Tomorrow we are going to Splash Country as a reward.

I love Splash Country. It is so fun to watch your kids love something! Hudson loves playing in the wave pool, floating the lazy river and going on every slide that his height will allow. He is so brave and will go on just about anything. He has so much fun. It is only open until Labor Day so we are making good use of our pass going this week and next. I am going to pack a cooler filled with healthy snacks so that I can stay on track and save a nickel. It is a pretty good workout too. Almost all of the slides move strictly due to gravity which means that you have to climb stairs or a hill to get to the beginning.

My plan is to go workout tonight. I love Wednesday night workouts. It is the advanced group and while I wouldn't necessarily consider me advanced, I can hang and it is so motivating to be working with such a strong group of ladies. It is a 75-90 minute workout with weights and cardio. The men are starting to pressure wash until 2:30 though and workout is at 5:30; I know that they won't be done....maybe my neighbor can come watch the kids for a bit. Tomorrow night I have a CPR class. Life happens.

Yesterday I was at Walmart and I saw these really cute white pants for only $5. I love white pants and all of mine are WAY too big now. I went over to look for a size 12 and all they had were 8,10, 14, & 16. I tried on the 10s just too see how far I had. I pulled them on but boy were they tight. If I bent over, I'd probably rip them out. Guess what though?? I bought them anyway. In hopes that they will fit like a glove when I come to Boise. Give me a little extra motivation.

Goal for today....drink lots of water! I was good yesterday but didn't drink enough water.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chicken Prosciutto Rollatini

This was the yummiest dinner. It looked so elegant and had so many wonderful flavors. It was really easy to make and was delicious. It was low carbohydrate only having a few bread crumbs and I served it with baked asparagus. I have been finding tons of fun recipes on Skinny Gina and this was one of them.

Chicken Prosciutto Rollatini
Chicken cutlets or you can fillet a breast in half
1 lemon
1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 C italian bread crumbs
1/4 C romano cheese or parmesan
Mozzarella or Provolone Cheese
Red onion

Rinse and dry your cutlets. Combine juice of one lemon with 1 TBSP of olive oil and set aside. Combine bread crumbs and parmesan together. Dip your cutlet into the lemon mixture and then into the breadcrumbs. Set on a clean surface such as a cutting board and put a small slice of prosciutto, a small slice of cheese and a chunk of onion in the middle. Roll up and put in baking dish with the seam side down. Sprinkle with black peper and spray with olive oil. Bake at 450 for 25 minutes. I couldn't find plain prosciutto but I found a little log of it with mozzarella in the deli. I just made thin slices of this and used it for my prosciutto and cheese.

Back on the Straight & Narrow

Today was a perfect day when it comes to being on track. I made very wise choices, ate several times so I didn't get hungry and burned about 500 calories at my zufu class. It is really easy to make good choices when you are at home and you are prepared. I went back and looked at what I did in the beginning of my journey when I was successful. I put these ideas back in place. Today I made 6 snack baggies of carrots and divided out my ranch dressing in some little baby food tupperware, I counted out my almonds and bagged them. Having quick snacks is so important.

I am thinking about going to the Weight Watcher meetings. Some of my friends have had great success with this and it might just give me the accountability I am looking for. I know the statistics are better for success when you attend.

Things I ate today
Coffee w/ cream
Strawberry Yogurt

Apple with 1 TBSP Peanut Butter
Cheese Stick

1 fajita size low carb tortilla
low sodium turkey lunch meat
laughing cow cheese wedge
spinach & roasted red peppers

1/8 C Raw almonds

Baked Asparagus

Sugar free jell-o

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hi, I'm Cheryl...and I'm an addict

Oh...I love the white powder. I love the way it makes me feel....not cocaine, not meth...but flour and sugar. I seriously have a problem. I can't figure out why I can't find a good balance for my love of sugar. If I go totally carb free I don't seem to crave it but as soon as the powder touches my lips, I am sunk! I can't seem to stop myself. I can't just have one bite or a small taste. I keep coming back for more.

I tell myself, "don't do it" but then I do it anyway. That is why I think it truly is an addiction. The sad part is that I love to bake and cook. It is one of my favorite hobbies but I just can't have that stuff around. My kids have treats and snacks and I am continually catching myself eating goldfish, pretzels, fruit snacks, etc. I eat the crust off their PB&J sandwiches, I have a couple bites of the pancakes. It is all this crap that adds up and keeps me right where I am!

Any suggestions? I don't want to give it up entirely..because what kind of life is that? But how to reduce? That is the problem with food addiction. You don't have to have cigarettes to live, you don't have to gamble to live or drink alcohol to live. Technically you don't have to have sex to live but you know what you do have to have? FOOD! It's not like you can just give it up if you're addicted. Then again you don't have to refined sugar and flour to live. Just thinking out loud.