Day 63, May 7

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Sundays are always suoer hectic mornings, but this day was nuts all day! From 4 am until 11 pm.

For breakfast Tim made sausage eggs, and berries!

 

At church I had a handful of goldfish. I was really hungry. I am going to have to plan for this better.

 

Lunch was a picnic at the park. I made a wrap with turkey and laughing cow pepper jack cheese. With a clementine!

After this I went to a friend’s to work on stuff for MOPS and I didn’t eat and my thing just drank water. It helps that she is and my thing thm’r too.

Dinner: we were at a friends birthday party. He turns 5 about 24 hours before Olivia does! I had 1 slice of pizza and finished half a slice of Olivia’s instead of gething as full second slice. I also had fruit, cheese, and a couple pepporoni. I take these nights as this is life, but I will make good decisions. Smaller portions and no dessert.

 

I can do this. I have money on it. I will lose 4% in the month of May. I will be under 199 by 29!

 

Day 61, May 6

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Today was Olivia’s first baseball game day…pictures below.

Breakfast:

Eggs and smoked sausage

Lunch: lettuce wrapped chicken club and a side salad from chick fil a

Dinner:

Turkey Burger (not on plan bun) and fruit. I didn’t have the fries that we made I opted for the berries instead.

I was still a little hungry after dinner, but I didn’t eat anything else anything was okay.

As promised this cutie ready for her 1st game!

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May the fourth be with you and Cinco de Mayo

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May 4th (Day 60)

Breakfast: Ham, eggs, and strawberries (of which I got half)  Grayson wanted my breakfast too!

Lunch: Leftover chicken and wild rice soup ( I only ate about 1/3 because both kids wanted some).

Snack: 6 organic triscuits with light laughing cow cheese and turkey.

Dinner: Grilled flank steak, roasted broccoli, and a Caesar salad. (love having Tim home to grill)

Snack: (not pictured) the other part of my healthy cookie.  I think it was way better on day 2!

 

Grayson keeps getting up super early while I am still teaching.  I am thankful Tim has been home and able to keep him until I am done; but that means he gets to hang out and do reviews with me.

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He gets to watch a show on one screen while I type in teacher feedback on the other.

 

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Cinco de Mayo!

Breakfast: Sausage, egg, and berries

Lunch: turkey, celery with light swiss laughing cow cheese, and baked tortilla chips and salsa

Dinner: in and out burger protein style

Snack: the best Mexican Rice EVER (courtesy of Danielle)

 

We had to take my car to the shop to get an alignment and new tires; ugh!  So we ate in and out for dinner.  I had it protein style to keep it as an S.  I have to admit I ate 10 french fries.  Yes, I counted them out.  After going to Costco we came home and were walking the dog when my neighbor stopped us and she had a tacos on the oven for Cinco de Mayo.  I had a bowl of her amazing rice.  It is seriously the best.  I have tried to recreate it and it doesn’t even compare!  This is technically off plan because it is made with Jasmine rice.

Here is my NSV (non scale victory) for the week!

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Guess what size shorts these are?  AN 18!!!!  I was shocked.  I am at the points that the clothes I had I can walk out of.  I started in a  26.  I bought a pair of shorts at the beginning of April that were a 24. I can now walk out of those too.  So I assumed I would need 22.  Nope they were still pretty loose so I went for the slightly snug pair of 18’s!  I know I am going to continue to loose more weight and these too are going to be falling off!

Take it one day at a time.  I am determined to get healthy and stay healthy.  Today and tomorrow are busy days where we will be out of the house all day or almost all day.  So I will do the best I can to stay on track!

 

Day 59 – 5/3

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Breakfast: Sausage, egg, cheddar w/ black berrie

Lunch: Taco Chicken Salad – I only ate about half…when I was full I stopped.

Dinner: chicken and wild rice soup…I ate one bowl and waited.  I was full so I was done!

Dessert: Jumbo Kitchen Sink Cookie – find the original recipe here.

This is the first THM dessert that I have made that was edible.  So WOOHOO!  I was only able to eat half.  Here is how I changed mine:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoons Pyure
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon lily almond bar chopped up
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Mixed all ingredients and baked at 350 for 14 minutes.  I doubled the recipe above to make 2 cookies.  One for me and one for Tim.  He ate all of his and said it was pretty good.

I have decided to hold myself accountable in a financial way!

I started with $30. The goal to lose 4% of my body weight during the month of May (206.4) by May 31st is the goal! Want to join me – dietbet.

Then I put up $150 over the next 6 months to lose 10%  It starts on May 9 and runs through November 8.  I will have an official weigh in for the start on Monday. Want to join me – dietbet.

I can do this.  I have faith in me.  And now I am going to earn some money while I get healthy!

 

DAY 56, Weigh In 5/1

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It is a few days late, but I did all the info on Monday.  At night I am so exhausted so I think I am going to start posting the day after around mid day.  I have several people who have text me to check up and say they are missing my blog posts so here goes For Monday and Tuesday!

March 6 April 4 May 1
Weight 231 219 215.6
Left Arm 14 14 13.5
Right Arm 14 13.5 13
Left Thigh 25 25 24.5
Right Thigh 26.5 25.25 24.5
Bust 50.5 48.5 48
Under Bust 42.5 39.5 39
Waist 51.5 47.75 45
Hips 47 47 46.5
Neck 15.75 14.5 14.5
Total Inches Lost 9.25 inches 6.5 inches

At one point my weight was under 215 but I had Chinese food twice on Sunday so that I think added a little bit back to it.  I am happy with the progress during April especially because I could have done better.  Here are the photos to go along with the numbers!

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I am beginning to see the change!  I started this journey in December at 243 lbs so almost 30 lbs down!  This past weekend I got rid of all my pants that no longer fit as well as all my maternity stuff.  I do not plan on going back so there is no need to have them in my closet when I can actually just walk out of the pants (and I hate belts).

 

On Monday the first I started back on plan 100% I know the plan works so I will stick to it.  Having no sugar is easy at this point because it makes me feel awful.  Staying away from pasta, potatoes, and pizza is something completely different, but I know I can do this.

 

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Monday I had brunch.  I went back upstairs after my classes and rested.  So Chicken salad in lettuce wraps with some strawberries.

For an afternoon snack 6 organic triscuits (not technically on plan but I think wasa crackers taste like cardboard).  And Smoked Turkey.

For dinner beef and broccoli (homemade and it is the best I have ever made!)  I had zoodles (zucchini noodles) with mine instead of rice.  I wanted to keep it as an S.

 

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Yesterday Tuesday May 2.

For breakfast sausage, egg, and cheese.  I have been paying for this at McDonalds.  I decided to just make my own.

For lunch.  I packed a lean ham and swiss wrap.  I had already eaten the other half.  I also had some kiwi.

For Dinner: in the blue bowl shredded mexican chicken, refried beans, a small scoop of sour cream, sprinkle of cheese, and salsa.  I made it into a dip for my chips.  These are baked lays tortilla scoops. And a salad.

 

As a huge praise my husband has decided to give up sodas!  He made the switch to diet awhile back and I despised that.  He finally said he would cut it out all together!  First few days were rough but now he isn’t missing it at all!

 

We can do this.  Join me in a journey to get healthy.  Let’s encourage each other!  Let’s do this!

Day 51, 4-25

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I had mops brunch for breakfast. I stuck mostly to protien and had a small portion of a hash brown casserole. No sweets or breads.

 

For lunch I went with a friend for $2 pad thai.

 

I am not hungry tonight so I did not eat anything.

Tomorrow is a new day off to bed… 4:30 am hits early, but my first student is awesome and then I’ve got 3 brand new students!

Day 50, 4-24 Weigh In

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I haven’t been the best the last week.  Its been like 75% eating right and 25% eating like garbage.  I have found that as long as I stay away from sugar I am okay.  My body cannot handle the sugar it seems.  Showing the addictive tendency of it and how horrible it actually is for us.

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Despite not being on the best track I am down to 214.8!

I am going for $2 pad thai with a friend tomorrow and then I will be right back on track!

I will do my best to post this week.  It has been difficult to adjust to a new schedule of getting up at 4:30 am and trying to get to bed before 10pm.

I am interested to see what my measurements will be next week as some of my tight fitting clothes are now falling off.