Two Weeks Into the Journey

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Even with everything that went on this week I still lost weight AND I stayed away from the junk. Since being back on Spark (Jan. 11) I'm down 7 lbs! emoticon
I haven't had chips or other junk foods in just over 2 weeks, no pop in 2 weeks (the last one I had I didn't even like the taste of) AND I don't feel deprived nor do I crave the junk. It honestly rarely crosses my mind. Only once as I hadn't eaten most of the day and I was hungry but I pushed through it and had a quick healthy snack (baby carrots and a handful of cherry tomatoes) when I finally got home while I made dinner. It also helped me to not over eat at dinner.

The girls at work noticed a difference. They told me I look trimmer, happier (even though I'm so stressed out right now) and I had more energy (got my job done quicker even with being careful of my elbow). I can truly say I missed not only my residents but the girls I work with, some of which leave on Monday for 2 weeks in Costa Rica - lucky girls!

I've cut out a lot of the sugar and salt from our meals. I have limited my animal products, and I've cut out all processed/refined foods. I even surprised the hubby by making my own pizza dough last night for dinner (with the help of a breadmaker) - and no one could tell I subbed the white flour for chickpea flour. The kids made a pizza for them and their dad (he got caught on a call and was late getting home), and then we made a veggie pizza for all of us to share. With the kids being teenagers and spending most of their time right now studying for exams this was a great way to spend time with them.

We have a staff only fitness room at work. It's a room at the end of a hall in the basement, I knew where it was but I've never looked at it. I got told last night that it rarely gets used. So I decided to go take a look at it. I was surprised by what all was there: treadmill, stepper, elliptical, recumbent bike, mini tramp, gazelle, and some of the more gimmicky type equipment too but they may be fun to try as well as a dvd/tv for doing videos. All for $5 a month. When I go in on Monday I'm going to sign up for February. Time to add new music to my phone and get to working out on the bike.
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  • GOIN4GR8
    Hi, Jacque--

    This is so cool ... I've been back on track for 13 days now, too, AND I also lost 7 lbs in my first week! I weigh in again tomorrow, and I believe I've lost one more this week. I just thought it was neat how similar our journeys have been so far.

    Gonna add you as a friend so we can encourage each other. Oh, and I LOVE the t-shirt saying in your page background--so true, isn't it?!?

    Oh, wait, one more thing--you say you're making yourself eat salads, which is hard because you're not a big fan of salad. I'm doing the same thing, just to get more veggies in. So I decided to make salads with "fun" stuff in em that will make me WANT to eat them--some Craisins, some slivered almonds, sometimes some grapes or peach slices, sunflower seeds--anything that'll make them yummier. I'm actually starting to enjoy my salads!

    Now I want a big ol' veggie pizza after reading your blog, ha ha. emoticon emoticon

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    Keep on Pushing! You can do it
    2279 days ago
    Wow! 7 pounds is incredible. Good for you!!! I love that you are helping your family make some changes too!

    (I've never heard of chickpea flour...gonna have to give that a try!)

    And a gym all to yourself for $5 a month!!! Swoon!!!!
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