I did a 45 minute basement workout last night. I wanted to do an hour but I just couldn't do it. I am going to try an do another hour again tonight before bed. Tomorrow is my weigh in day! I am on my 4th cup of green tea and am almost down with my water jug. I had a pita sandwich for breakfast and a bowl of chili for lunch. I am going to have another bowl of turkey chili for dinner after I post this. I don't have too much to say today besides that I am nervous to weigh in tomorrow! I have no idea if I lost anything this week. We will see in the morning!
<-- Earlier I was trying to get nice pictures with Nibbler in the pretty snow fall we had. Didn't happen....she got SO CRAZY with excitement when I put her leash on that she wouldn't stay still! This is the best shot we got lol
I did a full hour last night in the basement, it felt great! I am going to try and do another hour tonight before bed. Well I am not going to try I will do another hour tonight before bed..
I had my lemon water first thing and then made myself 2 eggs and wheat toast for breakfast. I am on my 4th cup of green tea and have less than half way to go on my water jug. I missed lunch but I had a piece of Michaels pizza I made him earlier. I just couldn't resist. I had a moment of weakness. I just got done eating dinner not too long ago. I made another batch of my turkey chili! I have enough left over to eat for the next 3 days lunch/dinner. This time I added spinach and a few button mushrooms I had to use up before they went bad. It turned out really good! ALSO that banana ice cream I made the other day.. I forgot to tell you guys if I liked it or not. It's ok....It's pretty much like those smudgie sandwiches I made before but without the graham cracker. To be honest I will probably never get through all of the containers in my freezer.
I am not going to have a cheat day this Friday since I went out to eat with Michael on Monday. I still plan to weigh in though.
Well I wanted to write more in yesterdays post but I didn't get to write it until late and my internet kept kicking me off! It took me about 30 minutes just to get it posted. Today I am getting to it earlier lol.
It's 4:35pm and I have already got my 5 cups of green tea in. I also am half way through my water jug. Right now I am drinking a cup of coffee. I had my lemon water first thing and then had oatmeal for breakfast. For lunch I had a pita pizza and for dinner I am going to make pita sandwiches and stuff them with shredded chicken breast mixed with some barbeque sauce. I have my chicken breast in the oven right now and I am waiting to post my blog until it's done so I can post a picture of the finished product lol. I know I have been over doing it with the pita but I can't help that it's become one of my new favorite foods haha. I have eaten pita before but never at home. I don't know why I have waited so long to buy it.
I just had to take a dance break, Scream and Shout came on by Britney Spears and Will.i.am. - That song has become one of my favorites. I never thought i'd say that haha but it's true. That and the song Thrift Shop by Macklemore really know how to get my body moving!
I still have yet to workout but I have plans to later on after dinner. I AM GOING TO DO AN HOUR. Wish me luck haha! At this point in my weight-loss I feel I should already be up to an hour a day but I just haven't been able to get myself to do more than 30 minutes. Sometimes I get up to 45 minutes and then call it quits. What's 15 more minutes? Well 15 minutes is a lot in in the exercise world; at least it is in mine haha. I just have to remember how bad I want to officially be 100 pounds down. I am so close that I feel I have been subconsciously trying to sabotage things. Weird I know but it's still sinking in that I am so close. Granted I still have more weight I want to lose on top of losing 100 pounds but losing 100 pounds has always been something I have wanted to do. It's something that I never thought was possible and it's something that I have worked very hard towards.
I just got done eating dinner (picture above) - It was really good! I added a little cyan pepper and shredded lettuce. I am so full. I could barely finish the second one.
It’s 11pm and I just got back upstairs from a basement workout. I did 45 minutes and really pushed myself because I have been slacking lately. Today started out good; I had my lemon water first thing and then made myself a breakfast pita. I used a little bit of olive oil and fried up some green pepper, onion, spinach, mushroom and 1 scrambled egg. Then I chopped up a few pieces of paper thin honey ham, mixed it all up and stuffed it in to a half of a whole wheat pita. I also took a slice of provolone and cut it in half and lined the pita before I stuffed it. It was so good and only 312 calories! I am pretty sure pita bread will now have its permanent spot on the grocery list right next to the sweet potatoes. I had a pita pizza for lunch and my dinner wasn’t so healthy. Michael took me out to eat and I had a patty melt with French fries and a cup of soup. Not the way I thought I was going to start my week. I just have to step it up this week and push myself harder and harder. I did a 45 minute workout tonight and I hope to do an hour tomorrow. Little by little, day by day! I only got 2 cups of green tea in today but I have downed almost 2 jugs of water.
Well hello there...
I know I skipped yesterdays post. I just did not feel like it. I have been feeling lost lately and have not been having much to say.
Yesterday I cleaned all day and had a few friends over last night. I drank a lot of wine. I have no idea how many calories I drank in wine and I don't think I want to know. I also have been slacking with my green tea. I only had a cup yesterday. Today I still have yet to drink any but I will at least get 2 cups in before the day is over. It's not the 5 like I normally drink but I just haven't been feeling the tea thing lately. Tomorrow I will get my 5 in.
This weekend like the rest I have slacked. I didn't workout yesterday and I still have yet to work out today. This morning I had 2 eggs and wheat toast for breakfast. I made Michael some bacon and I had 3 pieces. For lunch I made a wheat pita bread pizza. I made one for the first time yesterday and they are so good! (picture above) Each pizza is about 290 calories depending on your toppings. I have been making mine with a tablespoon of pizza sauce, onion, mushroom, spinach, green pepper, tomato and slice of provolone to top it off. I cook them at 375 for about 15 minutes. They are filling and I LOVE pizza so it is a win/win for me. I am excited to start experimenting with different kinds. A little bit ago I made banana ice cream. A friend had told me about it some time ago and I recently saw it on TV. I pureed 11 bananas and added 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, chopped peanuts and vanilla flavoring. It made a lot! I have 3 containers FULL in my freezer. I still have yet to try it. I hope it's good! I will let you guys know tomorrow.
On another note I have found that trying to be someone you are not is exhausting! With this journey I have recently gone through a "lost" phase. I didn't know how to act, how to be or who I was. I went through a period where I was second guessing myself and was trying to do whatever I could do to feel like I "fit in". How I was feeling words can't really describe but what matters now is that I see things clearly and am going to just be me. I was so focused on what others thought of me that it had interfered with my life, the people in it and my weight loss journey. I now realize that I need to let go of that people pleasing attitude and that if no one were to like me; that's their problem, not mine.
....ONWARD TO TOMORROW!
Well I lost 3 pounds this week. I am happy but am bummed at the same time. I know I said yesterday I was hoping to have lost at least 2 pounds but deep down I was hoping it'd be more. At least now I am officially over the -80 mark! Down 83 #'s, 17 more to go. I feel so close but yet so far away.
I don't have plans to cheat with food today. I feel I don't deserve a cheat day today so I am not going to give myself one. Instead I'm going to brainstorm new workout ideas so I can switch up my routine. I think that's my problem. I have been doing the same workout for the past 3 weeks so I think it's time to switch it up. This next week I'm focusing more on cardio, cardio, cardio!!! Going to be bringing my A game from here on out! So close to the finish line... I need to remember I went from wanting to lose 100 pounds to only having 17 to go. I'm in the teens baby!
Sorry for being so short lately. I have had a crazy week. For starters I skipped working out the day before yesterday. My dog Nibbler got bit by a spider and had a bad allergic reaction to it Tuesday night. She is 100% better now but I didn't get around to working out that night like I had wanted. Yesterday I was going to skip working out again but my Mom kept me going and pushed me down in the basement even though she was at her house and I was at mine. I am glad she did otherwise I would feel completely off track today. I did almost an hour because I felt the need to make up from missing Tuesday. I have been keeping up with my water and yesterday I only got 3 cups of green tea in me instead of my normal 5. I am on my 6th cup of green tea for today.
I woke up and had my lemon water and had oatmeal for breakfast. My Mom and I split a footlong sub on flatbread from Subway for lunch. I made myself some fresh green beans for dinner and had a snack of peanut butter on toast with some yogurt covered raisins.
I still have yet to workout for today but I am going to right after I post this. This week has been so up and down for me that it has completely passed me by. So much so that I just realized tomorrow is my weigh in day! I have no idea how much I have lost this week. We will see tomorrow! I hope to have lost at least 2 pounds.
I woke up and had my lemon water yadda yadda. Oatmeal for breakfast, egg salad sandwich for lunch and a PB&J for dinner. I worked out in the basement last night and still have yet to workout today but I will before bed. I have had 5 cups of green tea and am half way through my water jug.
I don't have too much to say. I have been in a weird mood all day and wish i'd snap out of it. I have been feeling bummed and don't feel like writing much.
I did a basement workout last night. I really didn't want to but I made myself haha. I'm glad I did. I had my lemon water first thing and had oatmeal for breakfast. I have had 5 cups of green tea and am almost done with my water jug. For lunch I had an egg salad sandwich on wheat bread and for dinner I am going to have another egg salad sandwich. I made my egg salad with light miarcle whip, celery, onion, 5 medium eggs, mustard, pickle, garlic, cyan pepper & a little salt. It turned out pretty good and each sandwich is only about 238 calories! I still have to workout for today but I will before bed. I have been doing a lot of basement workouts. I wish it would hurry up and be spring/summer so I can switch up my routine! I can't wait until I can just walk out my door again and not have to worry about a jacket and crap. Also I can't wait until I can go to the lake!! I LOVE swimming and I have a feeling I am going to do a lot of it this Summer :-)
I have been feeling really good! Looks like i'm going to have to go shopping again soon for some new clothes. I know I need to buy some smaller underwear and i'm fitting into a size smaller shirt nicely! It's crazy to think when I started this journey I was pushing 4XL shirts and now i'm down to wearing 1XL's. I can't wait to get out of the XL'S!!!!!! I also could use some smaller pants. I am so happy for stretchy pants through this process! In 100 more days it will mark 1 year since I have started! I hope I can drop these 20 pounds by then! I know I can. Gosh sometimes it seems so surreal to be so close to losing 100 pounds. I am still adjusting to my changing body but am so excited to be able to wear things that show my style!
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.