Sunday, November 03, 2013
So, last week went very well. I lost 3 pounds! Tracking my food while I was in Jamaica helped me to get back into full swing when I returned home.
I packed my lunch every day. One day I went out to lunch with one of my sons.
I got broccoli and string beans while he ate sushi. When I went back to work I ate what I had packed! I made two Spark recipes. One was Buffalo Chicken Soup. I had to play with it a little bit to achieve the taste it needed. My husband absolutely loved it. The other was out of the Spark Cookbook. It's called Spicy Turkey Mini Meatloaves. I really liked it, my husband thought it was ok. I don't think he liked the amount of shredded carrots and onion. Next time I will cut back on the amount for him (I thought it was the perfect amount).
I lined the muffin tin with turkey bacon, per the recipe. My house smells so good right now!
I ate dinner every night at home except for Saturday night.
This is my husband and I being serenaded at an Italian Restaurant. We went with two other couples. I had the Shrimp Diablo with Penne pasta. The marinara sauce was very spicy - which I love. I didn't eat any bread. I did have a little bit of the caprese and chianti. We went to one of the couple's houses after dinner for what we call "movie night". They have a media room in their basement. They always put a lot of yummy desserts out, so I brought my own snack . We watched "Rock of Ages". It wasn't good (I am not a Tom Cruise fan).
So now my plan is to eat at home and pack my lunches again this week. My husband is trying to lose weight too, (I reminded him it is time for his physical), so it should make it easier on me.
I got most of my Fall cleaning done this weekend. I plugged my iPhone into the house speaker and played all of my running music while I cleaned. When a really good dance song came on, I took a break and danced with Roxy. I took her for four good walk/runs too. Roxy likes the Jeff Galloway method.
I am going to try to finish during the work week. I still have to shampoo the bedroom carpets, finish wiping the baseboards and window sills in my room and go through the clothes in my closet - which will be a huge undertaking! Goodwill always loves me this time of year!
My vacation did do me a lot of good. I feel refreshed and back to my old self again.
I hope you have a great week!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
My husband and I went to Jamaica last week. At first we stayed at Secrets Wild Orchid. It is attached to Secret St James (you can venture around both while you are there). We were at Secrets last year when Hurricane Sandy hit so we got to go back for free :)
I ran every day (around and around the complex). I also enjoyed strength training at the gym and a back massage at the spa -- aahhh.
Here is a picture of part of my run:
Here is a picture of part of their beautiful beach (my husband and I enjoyed sitting in the chairs!):
Four days later, and after our free days were used up, we hopped in a taxi and went to check out the new Iberostar. It took a day to switch gears - Secrets is a couples/adult resort and Iberostar included families, reunions, etc. All of the Secrets restaurants have outdoor seating, Iberostar does not. A plus for Iberostar is that it has more activities. My husband and I took advantage of it, and participated in beach volleyball, yoga, pilates and stretch class. I also enjoyed aquasize. This worked out great for me and for my Shooting Stars team! I racked up a lot of exercise minutes. Iberostar consists of three hotels, so my run was a lot longer as well. (2 mile loop). And, I got to run on the beach!
I did not eat a lot of foods that I would have if I wasn't in the 5% challenge and tracking all of my food! I did eat more than I did the week before when I lost weight. I admit, it is very hard to do at an all-inclusive. Both resorts did supply scales in the hotel rooms so I weighed myself 4 times during the week. I ended up gaining 2 pounds in the first part of my week vacation. I went smaller on my portion sizes, cut out the frozen drinks and switched to SpecialK for breakfast. I stayed at that weight the rest of the time. I was happy with that...It could have been a lot worse!
Here is a picture of a rainbow I took from our balcony:
View from our balcony when we arrived:
Caprese (Isn't it pretty?):
Our favorite swing on our balcony:
Part of my running path:
Our favorite lounge chairs by the pool:
Romantic Bath (courtesy of our "butler"):
This vacation was a nice combination of R&R, fitness, good food, and time away with my hubby. He ended up loving yoga, and now wants to go to Kripula with me! (Kripula is a yoga destination in Massachusetts).
I hope you all have a fantastic week!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
My husband and I dined at a "Japanese" restaurant in Jamaica. Here is a sample of the entertainment - are you coordinated enough to do this?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Calories Consumed: 1167
Fitness Minutes: 30
Half way through the work week! Yes!!
I had to go into work real early again this morning. One of my manager's came into my office - shared an employee problem. We spent all morning interviewing one employee, then counseling the next one. Somehow I still managed to get done what I needed to and got out for the day at 1:40. My husband and I meet with an Eating Disorder therapist every other Wednesday at 2 concerning our son. My son goes to another one in the same practice. We basically tell her what my son is doing and she explains the odd madness to it all. The visits give us self confidence in our decisions.
After the appointment, my husband headed back to work. I decided I did enough work for the day and headed home. I took the dogs for a long walk and talked to some neighbors. I edited my Sparkpage and caught up with my
Mom via telephone. My parents are still stuck in California trying to help my brother with his kids. A book could be written about his divorce/custody issues. His ex-wife has now been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissim, Schizaphrenia, and other stuff. My parents may be stuck out there for two years. So, my Mom unloads on me. I don't talk about my sick son, she has way too much on her plate already! Needless to say, 2013 has not been good for my family!
I kept on track again today. My husband invited me to go to the Greene Turtle Restaurant with him and his best friend. I said "no thanks" and ate dinner at home. Next week we will be in Jamaica. It is an all-inclusive. I am going to have to really watch my portions, skip desserts and alcoholic beverages! I will be running everyday and take advantage of their fitness activities. I am on a roll and don't want to go backwards.
I hope you are having a fantastic week!
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