<-- I got my perfect view of the TV :) Michael came home from work yesterday and fixed my new exercise machine! If you didn't know it was broken, read my last couple posts lol - He is so handy with stuff like that. I wouldn't have even known where to begin but after he did his magic touches it works AWESOME! I did my first full 30 minute recumbent bike workout last night. Let me tell you, it was a great workout! Defiantly worked parts of my body that have not been worked with my basement routine. I was drenched in sweat and it sure felt like I had rubber legs when I got off lol. I like it because when you set it for a workout and you stop to take a drink or just to pause for a second the clock stops on it so it makes sure you get that full 30 minutes in!
OK so I wrote the first paragraph earlier this morning. Since then I have done a 30 minute elliptical workout and it TOPS the recumbent bike workout. WHEW I didn't think I was going to make it! lol - I don't know how accurate these kind of machines are for when they tell you how many calories you've burned but it said I burned 3 times as much calories as I did with yesterdays workout! I am going to alternate each day between workouts. I think it's working for me so far :-) I LOVE MY NEW MACHINE! I knew having it in the living room would benefit me vs. putting it downstairs. Sitting on the couch staring at it only motivates me. Who knows I might do another workout later on!
I had my lemon water first thing and then made myself a cup of coffee. I am on my 3rd cup of green tea and am halfway through my water jug. I had a breakfast sandwich this morning and for lunch I had a turkey meatloaf sandwich. I made a turkey meatloaf for the first time last night and it turned out better than expected! The only thing is I don't really care for meatloaf too much after the 2nd day and I know I will never touch it if I freeze it so i'm going to get creative! I looked online and found a bunch of recipes of things you can do with left over meatloaf. I'm not sure what I want to do just yet. What do you guys do with your leftover meatloaf?
Right now i'm making "sweet potato crispies" - I used to make these by pan frying them with regular potatoes before I started eating better. I ran into a recipe online yesterday that reminded me and I can't believe I haven't thought to do it since I have been big into sweet potatoes lately!! I seasoned them with garlic powder, salt, pepper & extra light olive oil and baked them for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes on 350. So far they are smelling good! I am not sure what I will have for dinner since I am making these sweet potato crispy strings.
They are done and i'm eating them right now! They turned out so good!!! I will diffinatlely be making them again! They are yum, yum, yummy!
2/17/2013 10:40:46 am
I've said it before.. every post you do is so inspiring!! I've started using my elliptical again, after almost a year of not using it! I just love all of the inspirational graphics you put on your blogs, too.. they really motivate me! WAY TO GO on losing so much!!! How amazing!! I am hoping I'll be able to do the same! Thank-you so much for blogging, and posting it for everyone to read.. if it weren't for that, I would probably still be in my glum mind state of 'I Can't do it.. it will never happen.". But you have definitely changed all that!! =]
2/18/2013 04:48:25 am
The trick is to take it day by day! You are going to have your off days for sure but it's how you pick yourself back up afterwards that counts. As long as you keep going, no matter how many times you fall off the bandwagon or how long it takes, NEVER GIVE UP! :-)
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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.