Yesterday Michael went to McDonalds and I got a Cesar salad with grilled chicken and used my fat free dressing when I got home but it was great! It is 190 calories, but mine was a little more because I added croutons. I felt guilty going to McDonalds. I know I said I wouldn’t but I never thought I’d like their salads and I never thought they could be low in calorie! At least Michael drove and was the one that ordered.
I went to the grocery store finally! I am set for a while. I got some new snacks. I am super stoked about these Triscuit Minis I got. You can have 28 for 130 calories! They are bite size but so cute! Also I got the laughing cow cheese. Its 35 calories a wedge and I have seen it used in cooking! How genius! Adding it to any dish will make it nice and creamy without all of the calories. I am all about finding new ways to spice up food so it doesn’t get too boring. I only got 2 lemons. They were 75 cents each. If they don’t go on sale again 2 for a $1 I’m going to have to figure something else out ha ha.
I did not work out today. I could not bring myself to it! I am just getting to write this and it’s Midnight. Not working out is a mix of the heat and well... you know! Lol – I wanted to go swimming earlier but when we went to go it started storming.
I know there is more I wanted to write but I bet I’ll think of it when my head hits the pillow.
My Mom got this frying pan for my Grandpa for Fathers day and when she gave it to him he had already ordered one! In the end they thought it would be great for me because I don’t cook with butter or oil anymore so they gave it to me! It doesn’t need oil, butter or any kind of spray to cook with. I have yet to use it so I hope it works. It seems legit! It also has a lifetime warranty. I’ll let you guys know how it works when I use it.
Today is a hot one! At one point my thermometer said it was almost 90! Days like today I am glad I work out in my basement which stays 25 degrees cooler! I got the rest of the house closed up with the fans on and I have it 9 degrees cooler.
I am still out of lemons! I guess I’ll wait and see when I weigh in next if it made a difference. I still drink my green tea but I am also running low on that too! I only have 2 tea bags left. When I run out of that I’ll probably go to having coffee again until I get to the grocery store.
I have been feeling really good about myself lately. Every morning I wake up and it seems I notice something different. I never thought I could get rid of this weight and I am on my way! I can’t wait to be someone I have never been before. Finally my body can let me live up to the things I never thought I could do. My Mom even said last night that it’s like I have pep in my step now. I still have my down days but I am glad I have more good days than bad. 69 more pounds to go until I lose 100! Any day I feel behind or if I feel things aren’t moving fast enough I always think back to day 1 and look at where I am now. I have never lost this much weight ever. I never really tried. I never really thought it was possible.
To clear some things up I have been getting asked what program I have been using or what plan I have been on or diet fad I'm on and to remind everyone I am not on anything. I am losing all this weight the old fashioned way with diet and exercise! In the end my fear is for a rumor to start after I worked my butt off that I had a weight loss surgery. So if you hear anything like that it is 100% NOT true!
Speaking of goals I would like to let everyone know that I have reached a goal of mine today! I now can fit into a shirt that never fit me before! This literally set the pace for my day on a great note. I can’t believe it.
Don’t mind my goofy shorts. I know the outfit doesn’t go together lol
<-- I found this picture online and got a giggle. Diet spoon! lol
I didn’t work out last night but I did do a double workout today. I feel made up for lost time. I am ready to start this week roaring! It would be awesome if I could lose 8 pounds soon because then it will officially put me in the 200’s! I don’t even remember when I was in the 200’s. I am skipping this week’s weigh in due to a monthly visitor so by the time I weigh in I will hope to have lost 8!!
This was my lunch today; a ham sandwich with lettuce and mustard on multigrain bread. I also had a serving of tortilla chips. All together it is about 300 calories!
Ok, confession time! Yesterday was my cheat day so we got Subway for dinner. I got my ham sub on flatbread and I ended up buying a big bag of baked ruffles from the grocery store. The confession part of this is that I ate the WHOLE bag already! I got carried away with them yesterday and then today I had the rest with my lunch. Part of me doesn’t care and part of me feels like doing that was really bad. They were baked but I know eating the whole bag that is supposed to serve 9 isn’t good. I thought I could restrict myself but I guess I can’t. My Mom said she would support Michael 100% if he ever had to CRUSH and FLUSH! Lol
I still have to work out today and its 10PM. I don’t feel like it at all. This is how I get after every Friday cheat day. It would be so easy to get back into the groove of my old ways but I know better than that. If I don’t get to it tonight I’ll do an hour tomorrow. Maybe I’ll get a second wind before bed. We will be up for a few more hours.
Today I was trying to get a good picture of Michael and I and he wouldn’t stop making faces! It was fun goofing around though :-)
Today is Friday! Yippee! I wish I felt as excited as I should be. These past couple of days I have been feeling under the weather. It could be a mixture of many things.
I weighed in this morning and I am at 307. I lost 5 pounds this week. So far I have lost a total of 31 pounds!
<-- This is what I had for dinner today. Grilled chicken with stir fried broccoli, onion, green beans and pea pods. I still use my 0 calorie cooking spray with everything I make. I have not cooked with butter or oil in 44 days! One thing I really miss is my breakfasts I used to make. I have made it ever since I was about 7 or 8! I have always loved cooking and am happy that my Mom taught me and had the patience with my trial and errors and trusted me with the stove lol. She used to give me a frying pan with beads in it so I could practice flipping. I would make fried potatoes with eggs scrambled or sunny side up, toast and bacon or whatever meat we had; fried bologna, fried hot dog, sausage. I would make that for Michael and I all the time except he would just have bacon and potatoes because he’s weird and hates toast, eggs, bologna, hot dog, sausage. When I get where I want to be I can have that again. I miss eating potatoes so much! A couple of my healthy choice meals that I have had would come with mashed potatoes but they were so gross they weren’t worth eating. Nothing tastes as good as what my fried potatoes taste like! I have thought about getting into sweet potatoes for my diet because they are supposed to be good for you. It might help tide me over until I get to a healthy weight. My Mom asked me what I plan on doing for Thanksgiving and I told her I’ll eat! Turkey is really good for you and I could also arrange that day to be my cheat day if I wanted to have mashed potatoes, etc. Also I could make myself a bigger salad to fill me up before I eat the good stuff. I am hoping by that time to have lost 100 pounds. I can’t wait to find out! :)
I worked out last night. I have been proud of myself. I have worked out everyday this week without trying to talk myself out of it lol. I have been noticing more changes in my body as well. My belly is shrinking and I cannot wait for it to go! I took pictures yesterday and compared them to the ones I first took and WOW! It is like someone is slowly using Photoshop on my body, ha! Another benefit for me losing weight is the doses that I would have to take if I had a headache or medication. For a headache I used to have to take 4 ibuprofen. Now I take 3 and feel fine. I bet I could get drunk a lot quicker too! It probably will be a while before I find that out. I never drink! Not my forte.
I weigh in tomorrow; I am curious on how many pounds i'm down this week! I can't beleive I am actually doing this.
I realized for me; half the fun of eating something was the smell. I always smelled everything before I ate it. Michael had cookies last night and I literally sat and smelled one and didn’t eat it. Smelling it didn’t satisfy me as if I was to eat it but smelling it took away the impulse to want to eat it. ALSO; things taste so amazing now. Things I never liked before. I had some 0 calorie powerade the other day and it tasted so flavorful I wouldn’t have known the difference. It is hard to believe. It’s amazing on how acquired we can get to certain tastes.
I worked out last night and still plan to work out tonight. I am out of lemons so I had coffee this morning with some cantaloupe for breakfast. For lunch I had scrambled eggs with multigrain toast and for dinner I had this really gross frozen dinner. I need to go shopping again so I can get some new foods. Next summer I want to plant my own veggies so then when I run out of food I can just walk outside. I don't have a green thumb so the odds of having a successful garden are pretty low ha ha.
<-- I finally found all of my marbles at my Moms from when I was a kid. I thought they were gone . I just got around to putting together marble jars. The left jar represents the pounds I have lost and the right jar represents the pounds that I have to go. There are 100 marbles all together. My first weight goal is to lose 100 pounds. I am almost halfway there!
Last night I worked out in the basement. I finally got a radio down there so I don’t have to listen to music off of my phone. I still have yet to exercise today. I went to my Moms earlier and we started going through some stuff for a garage sale we are having this Saturday at 9AM! It is going to be at her house. Comment if you want me to send you her address if you’d like to go. There are city wide sales that day so we are hoping to get a lot of traffic. We have so much stuff between the two of us!
I had wheaties for breakfast with some cantaloupe with my green tea and lemon. I am officially out of lemons! I need to go stock back up. I still have to look at this weeks flyer but I wish they’d go on sale again. They last forever. The last time they were on sale 2 for a $1 I got 20 of them lol. That was a couple months ago!
Last night; when I walked back from my Moms a car stopped at the darkest spot on my way and asked if I needed a ride. I couldn't see in his car or nothing it was so dark! I just said "No thanks! I'm walking for exercise!!” After that I pretty much ran the rest of the way home! I don't think I am going to be doing any more night walks where there are no street lights lol. Too creepy! I also didn't have Chewie on my way back. He got to get a ride back home in a nice cozy car from My Mom because he was pooped. Spoiled brat! The whole way home I kept thinking the worst! I imagined myself getting stalked by some creepy animal, getting attacked by some crazy person hiding in the woods or falling and getting ran over with a car! So yeah, no more pitch black night time walks for me! It was a lot lighter outside when I was on my way there.
This morning I had cantaloupe for breakfast with my green tea and lemon juice and for lunch I had this 300 calorie whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce. It was pretty good and I couldn’t finish it. I put about half of it in the fridge. I am not sure what I am going to have for dinner yet. I have to cook up some fresh green beans that I’ve had so I’ll probably have that with some fish, a lean cuisine or a chicken breast sandwich. I still have yet to work out today. It’s Monday so I have to get back on track! I always slack a little on the weekends.
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.