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May 1st Measurements, Menu & Goal Outfits (tons of pictures and links)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Today is "D- Day" as my HR manager likes to call it. Today is the official kick off of our "Get Healthy Challenge" at work. I am in 6th place with my steps so far, so I need to start moving my butt! It's been tough with the concussion, I've been down since Sunday. My HR manager is training for a marathon so I know I'm not going to win this one, but it's worth a shot. Tonight is my hunny's first evening of slo pitch, so we're going to head down to Softball Valley and I am going to go for a walk with my puppy before catching one of his games. Here's a pic of my Gullybear if you haven't seen:

So being that it is D-Day, I decided to take my measurements. I am up 2 lbs to 181 lbs because on Monday I gorged out on everything. I ate a grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast, smoothie, two pieces of pizza, Ichiban noodles, pork chop, salad... Think of me like pacman. Nom nom nom. 2,500 calories later and I still wanted more food... YIKES! Thank goodness I was back to my normal self yesterday. Even though I feel absolutely disgusted with these measurements, I have to post them so I can at least see the progress down the road:
Weight - 181 (really 179)
R.Arm - 14"
Bust - 38"
Waist - 32"
Abdomen - 42"
Hips - 47"
R. thigh - 27"
R. Calf - 16"

Moving on.

After I had my 2,500 calorie day I felt disgusting. So yesterday I made up some clean, delicious eats. I also planned out my menu for the week and went grocery shopping. Yesterday I had Greek Quinoa Salad for lunch and Chicken burritos for dinner, yum!

Greek Quinoa Salad:

Chicken Burritos topped with homemade salsa and non-fat Greek yogurt (I left out the cheese in the filling. I also left out the rice in the filling. I just used a store bought cooked chicken and shredded it to speed up the cooking time. So I guess I "loosely" followed this recipe):


This week's menu includes:
Thai Chicken Quinoa bowl:

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup:

Midwestern Tacos topped with homemade salsa and non-fat Greek yogurt:

And I will be making the chicken burritos again, those were fantastic. Might do a spinoff of them and make chicken fajitas, who knows. I love meal planning. I actually use this meal planning sheet and put in my fridge each week from here:

Lastly, I want to post some photos of my goal outfits. When I successfully lose this weight I want to be able to flaunt these items with confidence. First, I found this sports bra I had no idea that I owned. It's a 34C and I pulled it out thinking "wow... this is TINY". It used to fit, and it shall fit again!

Secondly is a bikini I bought from Victoria Secret two years ago and have never got to wear because it's a Medium and lord knows I'm not a medium. I will wear this!

Thirdly is a dress I bought online but have never been able to wear because it has no stretch and my hips are much too wide. It's so cute and I cannot wait to be able to rock it.

My goal is to fit into all of these items by the end of summer when I reach my goal weight! I have had them in my closet for so long, now's the time to wear them!

So here's to the next week being ACTIVE, PLANNED, FOCUSED and POSITIVE!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITGIRL15 5/2/2013 12:05AM

    I'm not a dog person... but Gullybear is ADORABLE!!!

You can do it! Those clothes are way too cute not to fit again! Spark will keep you on track!

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DWSCHUYLER 5/1/2013 8:59PM

    I'm betting on you! emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 5/1/2013 6:57PM

    Good luck. I know you can do it!

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ANGGEL40 5/1/2013 12:29PM

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GIANTMICROBE 5/1/2013 12:17PM

    I didn't get much past Gullybear because I have NEVER SEEN A CUTER FACE IN MY LIFE.

How's your head, sweetie?!?!?!

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TREENERBEANER 5/1/2013 12:11PM

    Love your motivation and positive attitude. You can do it! emoticon

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