Tuesday, July 27, 2010
a little over two months ago I posted that I had lost 40 lbs. Now I have only lost another 12 in the last two months. I slightly fell off the wagon, but due to insulin issues, for me a little fall goes a long way. So I am back, being even more strict with my eating, and looking forward to the pounds melting away again. I am proud of my 52 lbs of weight loss, but I am ready to see that number jump higher and higher. Next goal? 75 lbs. and by November and my 29th birthday, I hope for it to be a 100 lb loss from my very heaviest. I think that sets me up nicely to be my idea weight by my 30th birthday. My 29th birthday present to myself with year is health - and I am going to run the 5k Turkey Trot. Training for that starts today. I am excited about where my future is taking me and I am rededicated to a better me.
Here is my pat on my back for a good job done, and a kick in the ass to move me forward.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
So its been a few weeks since I have posted anything on Spark. I got a little lazy a few weeks ago. I threw the diet out the window and gained a pound in fat. Ugh. That was enough to tell me I can't sit this one out anymore. I am back, better than ever, and super motivated. I have lost 40 pounds. That is awesome for me. My first HUGE milestone is only 10 pounds away. I think I have lost a few more pounds since my last weigh in, which was almost a week ago. I am hoping to hit 50 pounds lost by the end of May. I can/will/MUST!
Anyway, I am back. And I am happy. The changes in me have shocked my husband and my family. Not only am I changing physically, but mentally as well. Shopping...oh how I love to shop! Before I hated it because clothes were too small...now, they are too big! Yes, I am still in plus sizes, but its a smaller plus! And I can now shop at places like Dillards, Macy's, ect. Its exciting. I have started taking better care of myself also by fixing my hair every day, wearing make up, ect ect. My husband loves it.
Anyway, enough rambling. I gotta go get ready for lunch with a friend. :D A healthy lunch. Both mentally and physically!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
So I had been looking at a bunch of sparkpages the last few days and I really like the idea of taking photos of my food and showing everyone what I am eating and how many calories are in it, and, if I have time, even the recipes I used. So, today is my first attempt, and lets see how it goes.
Breakfast: no photo - for breakfast every morning I have a smoothie that has egg protien powder (I use Jay Robb), fresh strawberries, pomagranate powder, and an intestial restoration powder in it. I also put an orange flavored fish oil and omega oil in there.
Ok so for lunch I had:
-three tiger prawns (4.5 oz total, 72 calories)
-4 cups of salad mix (40 cals)
-a Tomato salad that I used for dressing and veggies for salad(see recipe below, although today I didn't use the onion because I was out and that would add a few calories) (113 calories)
-a Fuji apple (63 cals)
- 1 oz. soft goat cheese crumbled on top of the salad (76 calories)
so my total lunch calories was 364 and I was stuffed afterward.
I am going out with the inlaws tonight for dinner, so I can guarentee I won't be taking pictures at the restaurant, but I do know that I will be counting those calories and I will post what I had later.
Now for the recipe:
*Tomato Salad (for 1 serving)
I have seen recipes for salads much like this all over the place, but I don't know what portions of each ingredient they use, so I will let you know what I put into mine.
- I cup diced or sliced tomatoes (I like mixing cherub and cherry tomatoes)
-1/2 cup chopped red onion
-1 tbsp, balsamic or white wine vinegar
-1/2 tbsp. olive or grapeseed oil
-1 clove garlic
-3-4 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped, torn or chiffonade
-salt and pepper to taste
I take all of these and place them in a bowl and stir them with a spoon. Let it sit about 15 minutes to let the flavors mix, then I spoon it onto a pile of fresh mixed salad greens. It serves as both the veggies and the salad dressing. If I want, after I put it on top of the salad, i sprinkle or crumble either feta or goat or parmesan cheese.
I hope you enjoy!
Keep on keepin' on! Never give up!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
So yesterday I went to see my personal trainer. It was weigh in day. I expected a 3+ pound fat loss to show on the scales. What showed up? 1.2 pounds. 1.2!!! I felt like one of those contestants on Biggest Loser (yep, I am addicted to that show. It helps me out a lot to see the changes their bodies are under going) when they step on the scales with big grins and then they see a 1 or 2 lb. drop and their faces just fall. That's what I felt like. It really ruined my entire day. Just ask my husband. I really considered quitting, Over losing *only* 1.2 lbs. But then last night, after an all day pity party, I realized that hey, I had lost weight. I hadn't gained it, and any change in the right direction was ok. SO i went back and looked at my food logs and here is what I found:
My dairy intake tripled last week. I was staying at my parents house taking care of their dogs and well, they had a lot of laughing cow around. I have a weakness for cheese snacks, which is why I don't buy them.
That four pounds of strawberries my dad so thoughtfully bought for me at costco was consumed way to fast. 5 strawberries here, 4 there, eaten all day long adds up to be a LOT more sugar than I am used to.
That one meal I went out for Italian and enjoyed one or two pieces of bread too many really wasn't the wisest choice.
I guess this last week it became painfully obvious: when you have PCOS, you really can't cheat much and get away with it. Grains and sugar really do play havoc on my system. So this week, I am concentrating on choosing my food battles a little more carefully. I am also going to start on a "dream book" to keep me motivated. Its going to contain pictures or descriptions of all the things I am going to do once I get rid of all this excess baggage and can do them: things like fit into the rides at six flags again (I am an adrenaline junkie at heart), go kite surfing, ect ect. Those are the things that are going to get me through the next few hours, days, weeks and months.
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