<-- 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!
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.