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Hello Saddle... How you doin'?

Friday, March 08, 2013

Raise the ROOF!! Its been a great week!!!

At the start of this week I weighed in at 143.6 pounds. YUCK!! But, I did expect it given the last couple of weeks. No big deal. It won't be around long.

Hubby and I cleaned out the fridge, tossed all the junk, and stocked it chock full of wholesome & fresh eats. We put a vegetarian meal plan together for the week and it. Was. Awesome!!

I felt satisfied every day, stayed with in all calorie budgets, had more energy, and got my house back up to par as a result!

Weighed in today at 138.8 almost 5 pounds lighter than Monday. Certainly not fat loss I know, but none the less feels great not feel so bbblllleehhhh, and to see the number back in a more comfortable range for me. More importantly I'm celebrating all my non scale victories this week!

1. Cooked at home all week
2. Tracked all my progress
3. I only had 2 diet sodas all week.
4. Even when temped to be bad I made a better choice
5. Despite my strong desire to crack a beer Wednesday I fought the urge and committed to not having any alcohol until I am well past finished with my antibiotics.
6. I made some amazing meals this week!!
7. I stuck to my vegetarian & clean eating plan


My goal is to get back down to where I was at the start of 2013: 132 pounds, and back in my jeans I was proudly walking prior to being sick, as well as getting back into a regular work out routine. I've been pinning a few good workouts on pinterest I think will be really helpful and doable.

Once I get back to 132 (which I think will be relatively easy) I will re-establish my original goal of reaching my ultimate goal weight 125. I hope to do this by my birthday (May 6th) but really as long as I am making progress, feeling good, and happy.. the date in which I reach my goal really isn't all that important to me. I have so much else to focus on, the number on the scale (even though I value it) does not define me. Its taken me many years to accept this, but it my heart of heart, this I know.



Highlights of the week:

Found this at the store, a compact way to pack our lunches! Love it!!




I realized cooking bagged beans in the crock pot is AMAZING and WAY BETTER!!



I downloaded some GREAT vegetarian cookbooks on my kindle and can't wait to try out so many of the recipes!


By FAR my favorite meal of the week (which hubby also RAVED about) was this southwest sweet potato dish. Cubed sweet potatos dusted in red pepper flakes, black pepper, cumin, lime juice, & a dab of honey: then cooked in the oven. Mixed with a medely of caramelized onions, crock pot black beans, corn, and cilantro. Topped with nonfat plain greek yogurt and trader joes no salt fire roasted salsa!! HOLY COW my taste buds were celebrating!! I'm eating for lunch today as we speak! YUM!




And lastly my yummy bfast I made all my work people jealous with. Egg white, spinach, tomato, basil, & mozzarella omlette :)



Have an amazing weekend friends!

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SOPHIKKO 3/9/2013 12:14PM

    I have that container! your food looks awesome.

I don't know if you remember me but I was on here years ago - just came to visit your page and WOW you have come so far.. just because you've put a bit back on, don't fret. Even the fact that the 140's is your "wake up call weight" is truly an amazing thing, when you think about it.

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SWDESERTLOVER 3/9/2013 10:28AM

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MERRY_XMAS 3/9/2013 6:22AM

    I'm so glad you are feeling better! I was really worried!

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ELSCO55 3/8/2013 10:31PM

    We.. done.

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JORDAN1019 3/8/2013 6:27PM

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/8/2013 5:23PM

    Congrats on a great week! Your food looks so yummy! I am purposing to work some sweet potatoes into my diet this week. I keep craving them and just need to make it happen!

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FITGIRL15 3/8/2013 4:38PM

    WOO HOO! Again, that food looks amazing! So glad you are feeling better!!
Congrats on the huge loss this week!

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ALICIALYNNE 3/8/2013 3:53PM

    Love the enthusiasm! Glad you're feeling better!

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LYNSEY723 3/8/2013 3:06PM

    It's so great to hear you are back to feeling better!! Way to get back on track!

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