March Measurements and goals- and question about dinners

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

So this a little late... but with a baby, working out and work its hard to get anything done on time now! I got measured on 3-1-12 compared to my measurements I posted in November of 2011:
Nov 14, 2011 March 1, 2012 Difference
body weight 181 170.8 (- 10.2)
body fat % 31.6 25.4 ( -6.2 )
BMI 26 25.2 ( -.8 ) ( almost normal again!)

shoulders 43 42 ( -1)
chest 38 36 (-2)
waist 36 32.5 (-3.5 )
hips 41 39 (-2)
thigh 23 22 ( -1)
calf 16 15.5 ( -.5)
arm 13 13 (same)

Slow progress, but at least its something! I can't wait to get out of the 170's! It seems like I have been in the 170's since January! I would like to be in the 150's when I run my marathon at the end of April ( April 28), but I don't know if that is possible....
As for keeping my goals that I set for the new year: I have tried a new veggie each month... January was baby beet greens, and February was turnips! Both were from the local co-op and where grown locally on the co-op farm! Here are my goals for March:

1. To get out of the 170's! I want to see the 160's!
2. I have been getting to bed by 10pm ( what was my goal for January) but now I think I need to get to bed earlier ..... 9:30pm bed time!
3. I have been good about getting most of my workouts done in the am so I want to continue this to be a goal for March
4. I am going to try and batch cook on the weekends so that I have dinners for my hubby and I ( since he and I work late ( me 7pm him til 10pm some nights) its hard to make meals and I end up getting him take out. I am pretty good about making me a breakfast, lunch and dinner the night before but they are pretty boring meals. My hubby, don't know if any of you run into this problem as well, hates " healthy food" so I have to make him a different dinner, or if I don't have time .... Taco Bell!

What are some of your guys "go to" dinner meals? If you batch cook for the week what are some of the dinners that you cook?
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    I do some batch cooking and some batch prepping. I've been posting our dinner menus on my blog:
    3345 days ago
    You are really doing great on your progress. I hope you get to the goal you set for yourself. It's hard to juggle babies and other needs but sounds like you're doing good at it.
    3345 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    We do lots of soups, stews, chilis, casseroles, etc. We love black bean soup and minestrone, and we've got a million different chili recipes, lots of veggie ones now since we don't eat much meat anymore.
    3346 days ago
    I like to make enough chili or homemade soups to have for one dinner and one to freeze for another time. My freezer always has left over home made spaghetti sauce, chicken rice soup or the like. You can hide nutrition in stews and soups. Another really fast, easy, nutritious meal is home made tacos with fat free Rosarito's refried beans as the side. Put the beans in a casserole, sprinkle on some grated low fat cheddar and bake through until warm. For the tacos, I cut up veggies to pile on top. Fast, yummy, low calorie.

    Good luck with your goals!!!
    3346 days ago
  • NED333
    I use the crockpot lots and use leftovers for multiple days...
    Crockpot salsa chicken with brown rice makes for great leftover lunches & so easy. Seriously takes me 7 minutes in the morning to chuck it all together! Recipe is on sparkrecipes.
    Meal planning has been key for me too. If I have ingredients and take an hour on the weekend to make a plan it's actually faster than take out (and cheaper too).
    I've just lately seen people put a bunch of crockpot meals together in large ziplock bags and freeze them and then chuck them in the crockpot in the mornings. I don't know if that made sense. Good luck. Keep trying until you find something that works for you. You'll want to pass on healthy meals to your kids too one day!
    3346 days ago
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