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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! We had a fantastic one. 

I'll be back hardcore in the new year.  I have new found motivation & plan to kick a$$!



 


 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another Wednesday Gone By

First... My results from today's weigh in:


 Today started out with an epic smoothie:

In the blender goes: spinach, banana, green apple, pineapple, oats, ground flaxseed, egg whites & coconut water. 
 
Today's coffee was meh:


 
Lunch was yummy:

Toast with avocado, cheese & tomato. 

Greek yogurt (chocolate & vanilla):

 
 

Dinner was chili.  No picture.

So, we have exactly 5 weeks until Christmas.  My goal to lose 25lbs by then may not be realistic. We're looking at over 4lbs a week. Instead, my goal is now to eat mostly clean & exercise 30 min at least 5 times a week. I'll just lose as much weight as I can!

I'm going to try to post my photos every day too 😊
 
 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Results

Well, the results were not in my favour today.  



 It's okay.  Onward & upward. 

Today started out with a smoothie again. 


It had banana, peach, mango, strawberry, cucumber, chia seeds & coconut water.  It was yummy. 

When I finally got to lunch it was toast with spicy avocado dressing, tomato & cheese.  With baby carrots & tzatziki on the side.  Delicious!


Dinner was leftovers from yesterday. 

What wasn't pictured was the 2 little rolls I snacked on as well as the kettles chips & OMGs I consumed!  But... They were small portions at least!

Happy Thursday!
 
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mission: Accomplished

I reached 5000 steps today!  Goal accomplished!

I didn't actually exercise.  These steps were from being busy all day & not having a chance to sit down. 

Today started out with a yummy smoothie. 


 It has pineapple, banana, green apple, spinach, coconut water & chia seeds.  It was so very yummy. 

I didn't take time for lunch today.  I ate 2 little white dinner rolls in between making baby food & doing laundry.  

Dinner was a Pinterest recipe.  Loaded baked potato casserole.  It was just okay.  It's pretty bland.  I made some Asian salad on the side. 


I'm ready to call it a night.  Wish me luck for weigh in tomorrow!
 

 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Gone By

You know what I did today:

•cleaned the basement
•shopped for a new kitchen table
•had my first steaming hot bath in a year
•slept in
•cuddled with my baby boy

I didn't cook all weekend. We had leftover coconut chicken curry that I made Friday.


I bought a couple of new k cups this weekend.  And I love them!!


Overall, I've been making healthier choices and managing to stay away from sweets.  Last night was an exception.  I had light vanilla ice cream & made my own crackle sauce with melted coconut oil & some chocolate chips.  Holy moly was it good! Unfortunately I don't appear to have taken a photo!

I think this week's goal will be to get my water in every day.  And get my step count up to 5000.  As of now I'm only getting in about 2500 a day!!

Make it a great week!!


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

What I Ate Today

The smoothie returned!  Hooray!!

It was pineapple, banana, green apple, spinach & coconut water.  And it rocked my world. 

Lunch and dinner were the same as yesterday.  


 


 The only thing different was the salt & vinegar roasted almonds I made!

I confess.  There were also a few skittles.  But only a few!

Happy Thursday!  Anyone have weekend plans they care to share?  We are having our first quiet weekend since the baby arrived in May!! Woohoo!!
 
 

Wednesday Weigh In



 

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Good Day

Today started out with cofffeeeee (this time change is killing me). 


 After that I had a bowl of oatmeal with apples, PB & cinnamon. 

Lunch was a bed of romaine topped with lentil loaf & mmmm sauce!



 Dinner was pasta with sauce (made from scratch!)

 

Tomorrow is weigh in day!  Wish me luck!!
 

Monday, November 04, 2013

Oops

You know when I don't blog that I've fallen off the wagon for one reason or another.  The good news is that I'm back!

This is short because it's late & the baby is sleeping... Therefore I should be as well!

Here are some photos of today's food!  See you tomorrow! 




 


 
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sweet

Today started out with a Mocha Nut Fudge coffee


That ended up being breakfast.  

Lunch was leftover lasagna roll ups with a little extra nutritional yeast sprinkled on it. 


I made some no bake chocolate oatmeal squares and munched on one for a snack (I'll post the recipe some time!)

Dinner was baked sweet & sour chicken (found all over Pinterest).  And some veggie fried rice. Delish. 

I made a point of getting all of my water in today too. 


All in all, a successful day.  
 
I hope you had a great hump day!


 

 

The Results Are In!

Wednesday morning is weigh in day.  This was my 1st weigh in (aside from the initial last week) with my new scale. The results are promising. 



 Woohoo!

I've joined Jaime (from EmbracingBalance.com) in her #birthdayburn (we're doing it on MyFitnessPal).  Originally my goal was to lose 5lbs.  I met that goal today.  My new goal is to lose 15lbs by Jaime's birthday (Nov 17 I believe? Jaime?).  

By Christmas I would like to lose 25lbs. This could be challenging come baking season!  I WILL do it though. 



 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mmmm

Today started out with a bang.  Up by 8am with the baby (he's a great sleeper), 2 loaves of cinnamon bread baked, kitchen cleaned, bottles cleaned... And bread cut up on to a plate for daddy to take to his office today.  

Somewhere after that I got tired and lazy.  I snoozed a couple of times and then binged on cheese, veggies & dip, skittles... And finally I landed on a bowl of lettuce & veggies with Mmmm sauce. 


Then my stomach got upset and I haven't eaten since!

I must plan better for tomorrow.  

Tomorrow is my first weigh in day too.  Wish me luck!



 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dinner

Dinner was leftovers tonight. I love leftover nights.  


I went over my calorie limit today.  But I tracked it all.  That's a start, right?

 

Starting Over Yet Again

Any SATC lovers out there? Maybe you'll appreciate the post title. 

Hello!  I'm back again. It feels great to be back.  I hope I still have some readers out there but I really don't know how many people blog anymore!

I've been gone for a while.  At least for a year.  You see, one year ago today I found out I was pregnant. I vowed to be healthy during pregnancy, but life happened and goals fell to the wayside. I did manage to keep my pregnancy weight gain to under 30lbs.  

I had a perfect pregnancy.  I was fortunate enough to love every minute of it.  Then, on May 29 (1 month & 1 day before my due date) my little boy decided to make his entrance early and in a whirlwind.  My water broke (surprising the crap out of me) in the middle of a very stormy night (doesn't he know mommy is afraid of storms?). He ended up arriving via emergency c section because the cord was wrapped around his torso and his heart rate was dropping with every (very painful) contraction.  He came out at 5lbs 5oz and a gorgeous full head of hair.  I only saw him briefly before he was off to the NICU and I spent 12 long hours apart from him on bed rest after the c section.  Then... I finally met and held my baby boy who I had dreamed of cuddling. 
Here I am... Meeting him and crying my eyes out (hello hormones!). My sweet boy. 

Fast forward to today. 

I can't believe it's been a year since I found out my world was changing. 

I love being a mom.  I had no idea I would love it this much.  I'm lucky to have a healthy & happy baby   So lucky.  And it doesn't hurt that he's pretty darn cute. 

Anyway... What I don't love is my post baby body.  That's why I'm here.  It's time to get back to losing weight!

I'm doing this at home & not paying anyone any money (hello mat leave income!  No top up for me... Just unemployment!  I'm tracking my calories on http://www.myfitnesspal.com and reporting on everything here. 

If you're still reading... I thank you & hope you'll come back!

 

Hello!!??

Hello bloggers!

Is anyone still out there?



Do you see my breakfast?

Anyone? Anyone?