Friday, October 23, 2015

DAY 5 - YAY IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!

Felt wonderful this morning!! If I can keep this mental attitude up for next week, I just think I may have the hardest part whipped.   Still have the goal of getting up early enough to do 10-15 minutes cardio on the elliptical.

Spinach Omelet Sandwich
Flat bread, raw spinach, scrambled eggs, and yes I added sausage this morning, black grapes

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DAY 4 - more determined
I actually feel great again this morning! I honestly believe it's all just in my mind, but hey they say this "lifestyle" change is a mind game anyways!  I know once I get my mental state onboard with my changes, then the rest will fall into place. Hoping by next week, I can convince my body to wake around 5:15 to do cardio on the elliptical, even if for only 10-15 minutes.  I'm proud I'm slowly increasing my exercising -

Iron Fit Burpees 45 (trying to increase by 5 each day)
Kettle bell squat snatches  30
Kettle bell arm lifts   25 (each arm)

Breakfast  (7am)
Spinach Blackbean Omelet Sandwich
Two scrambled eggs, black beans and raw spinach (yes I left the sausage off today - Goal 1 accomplished)
Lunch 12:30(pm)
Pulled Pork sandwich
Crockpot pulled pork, arnold flat bread, raw spinach, teaspoon country bob's sauce, deviled egg
Supper (7pm)
Chicken nuggets
I really wasn't hungry or felt like cooking, so I heated up some Fast Fixin popcorn chicken and black grapes....And yes I forgot to take a photo!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Day 3 - Feeling Great

Day 3 is starting off pretty good.  I think I done pretty good yesterday.  I logged ALL my food for the day, and saw where I could cut back on some things, and where I needed to add more veggies.  I'm trying really hard on the veggies.  But on the bright side, I feel GREAT today!!! Not sure if it's just my imagination or because I'm doing something right.

I actually done better on the exercising today -
35 iron fit burpees,
30 Dumb bell swing squats
40 Jumping jacks
10 Crunches
35 arm lifts w/15lb dumb bell

Breakfast (7am)
Spinach, Black Bean Egg Sandwich
Arnold's deli thins, 2 scrambled eggs, 1 cup raw spinach, 1/4 cup black beans w/polka kielbasa  sausage (yes I need to leave the sausage out, but I wasn't sure if I'd like the sandwich) and 1/2 cup pineapples

Lunch (12pm)  
Salad w/Chicken tenders
Raw Spinach, chopped salad blend, cucumbers, black beans, chicken tenderloins, boiled egg
Supper (6:30pm)
Loaded Pork Sweet Potato
Baked sweet potato, topped with crock pot pork tenderloin and black beans.  It was DELICIOUS! And deviled eggs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Well I've made up my mind that I CAN and WILL do this.  Have you ever gotten to the point where you're just miserable with yourself (not your life) just yourself.  I used to get so aggravated with my son in school because I knew he had the brain and potential to do good - he just didn't want to.  Well I know I can do this - but it's ME standing in my own way.  No one or nothing miraculously can make me skinny.  I've got to do may part - one step at a time.  So I actually started yesterday with my healthy eating.  Today hasn't been that bad, but nighttime hasn't arrived.   That's always my biggest hurdle - night time snacking.  I hope when I get home, I have the motivation to work out.  But if not, my first goal is to eat healthy for one solid week, then add the exercising.

Breakfast (7am)
It was pretty good.  Spinach Omelet w/Shrimp
(2) scrambled eggs with raw spinach, topped with left over blackened shrimp and green onions with just 1/2 tspn shredded cheese. and black seedless grapes.  According to My Fitness Pal 391 calories
Snack (10am)
Ham / Turkey Roll up
Sliced deli ham, sliced deli turkey w/raw spinach
Lunch (12:30pm)
Leftover Supper 
Steamed Brocolli, Minute Rice Medley w/blackened shrimp, 2 deviled eggs. Per My Fitness Pal 365 calories
Supper (6pm)
Chicken Salad
Baked chicken tenderloin with a little italian bread crumbs, raw spinach, chopped salad blend, cucumber, black beans, green onions, boiled egg, thousand island dressing and black grapes


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Giving it one more try....

Best to keep trying than to give up all together.  More determined and motivated than ever.  I keep looking back at the few pictures I took when I lost weight last year, DETERMINED I will at least get back to that size.  Starting slowly, taking it one day at a time..  Just frustrating when I think of where I could be at had I not given up...but that's no body's fault but my own. 

Trying to get back into the daily routine of exercising - slowly, the endurance will come as I progress.  And learning to control portions again - the healthier foods will be added once I get back on track with the portion control.

Setting my mini goals again each week -  First goal - to exercise everyday this week, whether it be for 10 minutes, just get in the habit of doing it!  Eating all meals at home! 

This is the picture I keep referring back to!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DAY 2 - EXCITED.....

Day 2 -
 Day 1 was very successful.... I ate healthy all day, AND done the required exercises.  I even started the couch to 5k program... It was easier than I thought! Hopefully I can do it the 3 days per week as it says to.  I have a 5k in 9 weeks. So we'll see!  I was a little tired and went to bed at 8:30pm, and I never go to bed that early!!   On the days I'm not doing the Couch to 5k, I will be doing my elliptical and weights.  The burpees were a little rough this morning, and my butt was twitching doing the squats - so I guess that is a good thing if its sore.

Breakfast - two scrambled eggs, grilled cheese, and 1/2 cup pineapple chunks!

Monday, February 3, 2014


Yes, I fell off the bandwagon for a few months (4)to be exact.  And I've been cursing myself daily.  Nobody's fault but my own.  But I'm more determined now than ever.   I started a 30 day squat challenge and 30 day burpee challenge today.  My mini goal is to do it at least for 5 days as it says to and NO SALT for five days.  

I've registered for another Color Run 5k with my niece in April.  So hopefully I will do better than last time. But none the less, it should be lots of fun!!!

I've started back eating healthier and measuring all my foods again. 
Today for breakfast:
           whole wheat waffle, with 1 tbspn peanut butter, topped with 2 hard fried eggs, and 1/2 cup pineapple chunks.
For 10am snack - 3 slices deli sliced black forest ham, 3 sharp cheddar wedges.
For lunch - chopped Asian salad blend, with two breaded chicken patties (yes it was breaded, but that was all I had), 2 tbspn olive garden Italian dressing, and shard cheddar cheese cubes, and cucumber slices.   along with 1/2 cup pineapple chunks.
My aunt posted this picture on facebook, ANd I was pure ashamed and disgusted with myself.  SO now this picture is posted everywhere, to remind me what I'm working so hard to change.
Supper was DELICIOUS!! Baked Sweet potato w/cinnamon and butter, with vegetable medley blend w/cabbage and chicken tenderloins added