WIM + New Recipe + Weekend Review

So, can’t we just skip right over my WI post? As I’m sure you noticed, I didn’t post yesterday. For good reason.

Last week: 230.0
This week: 235.6
Change: +5.6

Yeah. Bad.

Don’t judge me. My weekend was filled with lots of food. Lots of celebrations. And lots of travels. It was bad. I could have made much better choices, but I didn’t. I ate with reckless abandon, and it was yummy. And delicious. And other than the scale, worth every bite. The scale will come back down. It sucks that this puts me so much further away from kicking butt in my weight loss competition at work, but I’ll get back down. Just have to work that much harder at menu planning & working out.

So, the celebration part of this weekend. It was partly for mother’s day weekend, because all mothers need to be celebrated. And largely my graduation weekend. Because, that’s just awesome! I finally made it through college. I have a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a GPA of 3.800 even. I’ve never been more proud of myself. Now… just need to find myself a job to use this shiny, new degree.

And menu planning. Ugh. I’m horrible at it. I need to get better. So I’ve created some recipes and a pretty broad idea of what I’ll be packing for lunches next week. I think I’m going to make myself a crustless quiche of some kind for breakfasts. Pair that with some coffee and a piece of fruit. Yogurt for my morning snacks. Probably some chicken & salad combo for lunch. Cheese stick & veggies for snack. And dinners. Oh the dinners. I’m thinking parmesan tilapia paired with quinoa & veggies one night. Salmon with veggies & a sweet potato. Quinoa shrimp stir fry. And, what I’m most looking forward to, pizza!! I want to make a pesto pizza with chicken, artichoke hearts, feta, & sun dried tomatoes. Oh I can’t wait to have that bad boy.

And speaking of recipes! I made some bangin’ burgers last night. Mr. Chocolate has informed me that I’m usually in charge of burger making. Such a good dinner I had to stop him from eating my leftovers!

I bought some pre-pattied burgers and sprinkled them with a burger seasoning on one side. The other side I brushed with teriyaki sauce. Once the burgers were cooked through I heated up some pineapple slices in teriyaki sauce. I also mixed some sirrachi with light mayo for them. I topped my burgers with a sliced of grilled pineapple, sirrachi mayo, & a slice of pepperjack cheese. SO GOOD!!

I paired all of this with roasted broccoli & tater tots.

I don’t think Mr. Chocolate believes the meals I cook for him are actually healthy. Whatever.


WIM + T25

Last Week: 229.0
This Week: 230.0
Change: +1.0

I figured I would have a gain this week. I mean, come on, 6.4 pounds in one week was just too good to be true. And I knew that. I also knew that I was starting up a new workout routine and I was on my period. So having only a 1 pound gain, that’s awesome.

And speaking of that new workout routine, Whew. It’s a butt kicker. But that being said, it’s an amazing workout. I haven’t worked out this hard in a long time. And it feels good. I’m sweating like crazy when it’s done. My limbs are exhausted. My whole body is exhausted. But I love it. And I feel accomplished once I’ve completed my workout. That being said, I can already tell, in just week two, that I’m able to do more than I was last week. Both Week 1 and Week 2 started off with the Cardio disk. I’m able to do some of the moves better than I could last week. I’m also able to do them for longer. I am still following the modifier for some things, I’m also modifying my own and going somewhere between the regular workout and the modifier. And it seems to be working very well for me. I can’t wait to continue with the T25. I plan on continuing with the Alpha version until I can do all the moves 100% for the full 25 minutes. And that may take me longer than the 5 weeks suggested, I may end up repeating a few weeks. That’s ok with me. I want to be able to give Beta my all when I start it, and that’s going to take some building up.

Today’s Menu:

B: Quest bar, grapes, coffee – 5
S: Greek yogurt – 3
L: Turkey sandwich, apple, cottage cheese – 8
S: Cheese stick – 2
A: T25 Wk 2 D 1
D: Salmon, roasted squash & broccoli, quinoa – 12
S: Popcorn – 4


Weigh Day!

Last Week: 235.4
This Week: 229.0
Change: – 6.4

What. The. Hell?

How did I do that? Seriously? I don’t know. No clue. I got nothin’. But damn it feels good!

I went on one walk all week. That was the only exercise I did. I kept a close watch on my diet. That’s the only thing I can figure. Who knows. But it definitely made me ready to go into week 2 with my head in the right place!

Speaking of week 2, today is day 1 of T25. I have a feeling it’s going to kick my butt! For reals. But I’m really excited to start it.

Today’s Menu:

B: Quest bar -5
S: Greek yogurt -3
L: Turkey sandwich, apple, cauliflower w/ cheese sauce -8
S: Cucumbers & tomatoes w/ dip -1
D: Parmesan crusted tilapia, quinoa, broccoli, greens -10
S: Popcorn -4

I still have 7pts left with this menu and no clue what to have with it! Maybe a glass of wine with dinner? But I don’t really know. I’m sure I can find some way to use 7pts.

WIM + Weekend Recap

Seriously, the stress hasn’t died down any. If anything it has gotten worse. To a point.

My house worries are over. She wants to rent the room. Which will be a huge help to me. Extra income every month will be much appreciated! The extra money will allow me to start painting & making some small renovations to the house. Starting with the large bathroom – it is seriously dated & needs some major work.

All of my crazy running around over the weekend is done. So that’s good too. I had a blast with my friends & family who came to town this weekend. I did lots of eating with everyone in town though. Whew! Saturday night we went to this little hole in the wall joint called Abby’s. But holy goodness it is amazing food. If you don’t get enough to eat from there something is wrong with you. Sunday my mom & step-dad came to town. They took us to Cabo Fish Taco – my favorite taco joint ever! So yummy. I got my usual shrimp tacos but got them grilled with a side of sautéed veggies. Very yummy. And what was even more yummy was the slice of Key Lime Pie I got after lunch. Om nom nom nom.

Now my only worry is school. Blah.

I have 7 out of my 9 individual assignments completed. We have finished 1/2 of the case analysis we’re doing. And we have some solid footing for our final project. I need to do a little bit of research for 1 of my individual questions. Do some more reading for the individual assignment. And find an article to write up a quick review of for my final individual assignment. I fear I won’t get all of this completed in time. I am stressing. To the max.

I’m trying to get some of my homework done here at work – shhh, don’t tell the bosses! – and that’s going fairly well. Still stressing though. I can’t decide if I should stay with the one I love or not tonight. I have so much I need to get done. I need internet access to do it. He doesn’t have such a thing at his house. It all hangs on how much work I get done while here at work.


Weigh-In Monday!!

Last week: 220.75
This Week: 219.00
Difference: – 1.75

Total weight loss since I recommitted to this journey, 3 pounds. I’ll so totally take that.


Mopey Day + WIM

I’m having it. Something awful.

But I have a plan for today. My day is full to the max!

The one I love & myself discussed a few things this weekend. Some things I didn’t even realize were bothering him. I wish he had told me earlier so I could have changed these things instead of holding it all in. But anyway, now I’m feeling mopey.

I had to go back to my house this week. The possible new roommate is coming to check out the house this weekend. I have lots left to do around the house to get ready for her to come check it out. Part of me doesn’t really want to rent that room out – but she wants to use the furniture in there & it’s extra money in my pocket every month. But either way, even if she doesn’t rent it out I’m going to start doing some changes to that room.

I want to paint the walls a nice latte color. And 1 wall I want an olivey green color. But not something that’s going to look army color scheme like. Some curtains. Make a headboard for in there. Get a nice slip-cover for the big comfy chair. Put the book shelf in there & a small MDF dresser. Get a small flat screen tv to place in there as well. Tons of plans – just need to start doing it.

The time at home will be good for the one I love & myself. But with my mopey mood I could totally just sit & emotional eat all day long. So I’ve made a plan for every night this week. I’m going to work on cleaning the house some more each night & I’ve broken it all up into a room every day.

Tonight – Kitchen
Tomorrow – Livingroom
Wednesday – Upstairs landing & Bathroom
Thursday/Friday – Storage stuff

Hopefully this will keep me busy this week since I’ll be alone. Also going to the gym in the evenings with the coworker. So I won’t have any time to emotional eat!

Went grocery shopping at lunch to get things to make healthy lunches & dinners. I have leftover pizza tonight for dinner & probably a side salad. I got stuff to make grilled chicken salads & baked potatoes with chili for lunches. Meatloaf 1 night for dinner (and probably leftovers).

I’m going to try to make it to the gym at least 3x this week. Today & tomorrow are guaranteed days with the coworker. The rest of the week will be as I have time. Possibly Thursday. Wednesday the one I love might come over for dinner & to help me clean some – I might put him to work weed eating out front.


On a different note, today was my first weigh in while following SparkPeople.

Last Week: 222
This Week: 220.75
Difference: -1.25

Down 1.25 pounds this week. Pretty excited about all that.

I really lost control over the weekend. Lots of food & drinks. I need to do better this week. Hopefully with so much going on I won’t be able to lose control as easily.


Today’s Plan of Attack:

B: Granola bar & coffee. – 140
S: Greek yogurt. – 120
L: Sushi & cottage cheese. – 455
S: Cashews & cheese stick. – 162
A: 30min Elliptical?
D: 2 Leftover pizza slices & side salad. – 767

Still haven’t just over 100 calories left for the day. 🙂 Might have to find something sweet at home as a nice treat this evening.