|2009 My HAPPY weight (left side) 150lbs|
This is my INSPIRATION picture... so I think I should just KEEP that photo right here at the
TOP of every BLOG Post to compare myself each week, to my "NOW" self and the "SELF" I want to be again.
It's week TWO here reporting my #2014EatYourselfSkinny challenge on the blog, coming to you laying it all out there in black and white. I am determined to GET FIT in 2014. My facebook group that I started with a few other ladies is growing and is a daily reminder that there are so many people in the same situation, it's nice to have them to talk to, to vent to, to get ideas from and to just check in weekly with our weigh-ins. I guarantee you if I had been weighing-in every week for the last few years there is NO WAY I would have let that scale grow by 20 lbs. This is a NEW RESOLUTION for myself this year! I will from NOW and FOREVER more weigh myself once a week. This way I can always have a checks and balance type of system (yeah, I am an accountant by trade, that's my day job) for my OWN-SELF; and to never let this happen again. I have been making my phone screen saver, my weight/scale. What a GREAT reminder (almost every second of the day); yeah I am on my phone about 100 times a day!
My diet last week (Jan 2 to Jan 8, 2014) was excellent, better then excellent, I lost 3.6 lbs. I did high-protein and watched my calories (eating 1200 calories per day). Here is what I ate:
#1 Breakfast : 5 Egg Whites (with diced peppers, onions and tomatoes) - I mixed this up and cut it down to 3 eggs (2 egg whites and 1 full egg). I tried to eat it different ways each day (the final one being I added 2 slices of bread, made an over-hard egg) and ate it like a sandwich (I prefer that way the best)!
#2 Snack : Protein Shake (I use Herbelife Cookies n Cream, and I love it) and I have HATED all protein shakes. I mix it with a few fruits (very few like 2 strawberries and 1 slice pineapple or 1/4 cup blueberries or something like that); ice and water (do NOT want to add extra calories using milk) and mix in a banana only 2 days; plus I add 1 tbsp of chia seeds. (Did you know chia seeds have calories? Who knew? Amazing? Make sure you count those in your daily calorie intake.)
#3 Lunch : 4 Oz Breast of Chicken and 4 oz Sweet Potato (I added lettuce and green vegetables, sometimes salad, sometimes asparagus, zucchini and celery). I only had the salad 3 times this week, other days just ate chicken and potatoes only.
#4 Dinner : 4 oz Breast of Chicken and 1/2 cup Brown Rice (and yep, that's it).
You can check out last week's chicken recipes, but this week I found a CREATIVE way to make two flavors of chicken in the same crock-pot AMAZING! I love those crock-pot bags and now I love them even MORE! I will be trying this again soon, making two items in ONE crock pot. All I did was add two bag, using a small piece of tape on the front and back side of the crock pot to hold the two bags together. SIMPLE!
#5 Snack : Another Protein Shake. I actually only needed this a few of the days. One the days I worked out, I felt MORE hungry and needed this second shake on the other days I did not. I tried to use this as a dessert. Since it's cookies n creme flavor already, I made it with 1/2 cup almond milk and full glass of ice, added 1 tsp vanilla and mixed in my Magic Bullet. It was AMAZING and DELICIOUS.
This week (Jan 8 to Jan 15, 2014); had been a little more challenging and I had a weight gain of 1 lb. Although, I KNOW I am doing everything spot-on. My eating is excellent, my exercise is increased from 2 days to 3 days a week, so I honestly believe my body is just in shock! BUT, I am going to mix some things up, change a few things around and see what happens.
Changing My Menu (for this week)! I am moving my protein shake to early morning (like I use to; more time to burn off); replacing morning snack with a protein bar (or nuts); Lunch doing Shredded Chicken on Spinach-Spring Lettuce with other veggies; Afternoon Snack - Apple; Dinner (something small and light, and under my calories, but eating whatever, not just chicken); skipping the second protein shake at night. We will see how this goes for THIS WEEK and re-evaluate next week!
Total Weight Loss
Down 15.2 lbs
Starting Weight (May 28, 2013)