Monday, November 30, 2009

The Aftermath!

And drumroll please . . . . WI after Turkey Day is


Well I will not complain. A maintain after T-day is a feat in itself!! (I never did come in here and say I lost 1.2 lbs LAST week. Was busy with Disneyland and going on the roadtrip to my parents!) I have come to the realization that I cannot lose weight in the month of November. With four birthday's AND Thanksgiving it's just not gonna happen. So in the end, I lost 0.6 lbs this month. That's not bad. I didn't gain weight! That's what's important right? So I am back on track today. I did NOT meet my goal of 150 today but that doesn't mean I can't still shoot for 145 by the end of December. If I start exercising and watching my portions and journaling EVERYTHING again, I can and WILL rock it again. There really isn't much going on in the month of December. I am working every day except the 24, 25 and 31, 1 so I should be able to stick to a halfway decent schedule so I can get back on track. That is my goal this month!! And wow, I cannot believe there is only 3 weeks left in the GAG challenge! Yikes! I better move my butt so I can win this thing. I am poised and ready but I know at any time there are several ladies ready and WILLING to take my top spot from me. Not gonna happen without a fight I tell ya!! Not gonna happen. =D

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and spending it with the
ones you love. Think of everything you are thankful for today. I am
thankful for all of you joining me in this weightloss journey. I hope
you all enjoy yourselves in moderation and are able to just enjoy this
day!!! Talk you all next week!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Breakfast 11-19-09

Breakfast again. But this time only 1/4 cup of egg beaters. Much more
managable in the tortilla. =)

And Darn it all, i forgot to take a pic of my lunch. But it was Yummy!! It was Crockpot Chicken Taco Stew leftover from last week. =)

Lunch 11-18-09

Breakfast 11-18-09

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Award

Remember that challenge I'm doing?? Well my fellow challengers nominated ME for an award! How cool is that?!?! Here it what they said:

Heather, of Heather & Chaos, was recognized for her Recipe Sharing and Food Porn, with quotes like “WOW! and YUM!” And she was also nominated for making Healthy Lifestyle Changes. Her fellow GAGer said “Look how far she’s come…I’m so inspired and motivated by her! I KNOW that she is finally on the right path! SO proud of her!!!!” Congratulations, Heather!
WOW! I really didn't think I shared that many recipes and food porn. =) But I did there for awhile. I guess I need to get back into that to live up to my award right??? =) And really, I have come a long way. Thanks for letting me see that. I am at the finish line. I can taste it - and NOTHING tastes better than being at goal!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weigh In Day

After basically a week off and running around like a mad woman trying to get last minute stuff done for the birthday party on Sunday. A birthday party for THREE kids. Yikes. The benefit, I got it done and over with ONCE. No more having to deal with a birthday party for a child for one full year!! YEAH! So I weighed in this morning . . . . AND . . .:


A Loss of 1.8 lbs. =) I'll definitely take it. I'm still up from my all time low of 155.2 but I can reach that next week. I am not sure if I will meet my goal of 150 by the 30th. That would mean I would need to lose 3 lbs the next two weeks. Not unheard of, BUT Thanksgiving is in there. And a trip to my parents for 5 days. That is going to be a challenge. That is a temptation NIGHTMARE. They always have candy and goodies galore around the house and I usually indulge. Granted we don't go there but once or twice a year if we are lucky but ugh. I will be strong.

I am back on track today and will continue being back on track! I can do this!!! I am so ready to FINISH this. I have 26 lbs left. That is NOTHING. Once I get through Thanksgiving week my world will be "normal" again so hopefully I can kick it back into high gear again. I'm not going to let Thanksgiving stop me though, that's for sure!! I am going to post a loss that week! I AM!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Weigh In =(

Yep. I'm up AGAIN. And it's no wonder. Sick child at home screws me up royally!!!!! Ugh. So the scale said


That's another lb UP this week. A total of 2.4 lbs in two weeks. If I'm not careful, I'm going to lose my #1 spot in the GAG challenge. Can we just end it now??? ;) :0 Just kiddin'. I'm actually surprised it's not more. I've stopped journaling. BAD. And I have no excuse why I'm not except I'm tired of journaling. I've taken a week (ok it's going to be two weeks because I can guarantee I'm not journaling this week) break and starting next Monday I'll get back to it. That's the only way I'm going to get back on track.

That 5K I wanted to do this weekend. Not gonna happen. I haven't ran or exercised since my last 5k which was when? in August! Yikes. I need to get back to exercising I just don't have the time right now. I know excuses excuses. I can and WILL make the time. If I can just get through this week, I think I'll be ok. I'm off work the rest of this week and tending to a sick child (hopefully not as I have a TON of stuff to do) and getting things together for the birthday party on Sunday. Hopefully, after that, things will settle down a little so I can get some semblance of a routine back. Of course then Thanksgiving week I'm off the whole week. We are going to Disneyland for Connor's birthday and then going to my parents house for Thanksgiving so that will be a struggle. But hopefully I can get some walks and whatnot in.

Anyway, that's what's up with me. I'm still here, just busy and not OP. Bad Bad Bad I know. I'll get back there!!!

Monday, November 09, 2009

GAG Challenge - Healthy habit update

As part of the weigh in last week, we had to WI and list some healthy habit we were going to do this week. I choose to walk at least 15 mins each day. And my progress. Well, um yeah. I did walk on Tuesday last week at work. Then was extremely busy Wednesday and Thursday. Was home with a sick child on Friday. Walked a ton on Saturday at Day Out with Thomas. Took the kids to the park on Sunday so there was a 15 min walk. Today is not over with yet . . . ;) So all in all: 3 out of 7 days. Hmm. Not too bad but could have totally been better.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Weigh In

:sigh: I knew this would eventually happen. I knew it. And I know why (I think) but I'll go into that in a little bit.

156.6 today. That is a GAIN of 1.4 lbs. EEK!

Why you ask?? Three reasons I believe.

1.) I was NOT careful this weekend. It was a hectic weekend. I really didn't eat but 2 or 3 pieces of Halloween candy. But we ate out for lunch both Saturday AND Sunday. I had high calorie breakfasts both days and I did NOT measure. Not to mention, I've discovered/learned that when I don't sit down to eat, I don't feel satisfied. Even if I'm not hungry, if I wasn't paying attention to what I was eating, I'll feel like I still need to eat. And that is what happened this weekend. Chips and Ice Cream. Not good.

2.) Have not been exercising. BAD me. I know I know. I need to fit it in. I need to start waking up and getting my butt in gear. I need to start walking during lunch or breaks at work. I need to start doing something! I did start walking the stairs at the Subway station in the morning. It's equivilant to 3 stories. Yup. 105 stairs. Holy cow. But every little bit helps right? Now I just to need to add more.

3.) AF is due to arrive next week. It's a week before, let the cravings begin. :ugh: I started breaking out so that is a tell tale sign. Ugh.

So not that those are excuses but that is what I need to work on and be more concious of. I can do this. I've lost 18+ lbs in 8 weeks. It's only going to get harder since I have a bday party this weekend, and next weekend. Plus I have a graduation party to go to next weekend. Then we are going to Disneyland for Connor and the twins birthday and then Thanksgiving. Then it's going to be Christmas time and all the goodies that entails. Oh help me!!!!

New Recipe

Trying out a new recipe tonight!

Mexican Chicken Casserole

6 Small Chicken breasts (I used one prepackaged cooken chicken breast)
3 Flour Tortillas
1 Medium onion chopped fine
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
2 cans low fat cream of chicken soup (I only had one can so I used one can cream of mushroom soup since I had it one hand)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 c grated low fat cheddar cheese
pepper to taste

Spray a 9 X 13 pan.
Put tortillas in bottom of pan.
Mix remaining ingredients except for cheese.
Pour mixture over tortillas and top with cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.

Number of Servings: 10

I screwed up and put the 1 cup of cheese with the rest of the ingredients. Whoops! So I have extra extra cheese in there. Not a big deal. We'll see how it turns out! LOL! I'll tell you tonight!

Ok, it was pretty good. I suggest that you do use only cream of chicken soup. I think the cream of mushroom gave it a funny aftertaste but it really wasn't bad. Dh said he liked it. He didn't think the kids would like it though. I think they would. Connor had a bite of mine later and he said it was good. Will keep this on the back burner and try again later but tweak it a little. And no it really wasn't too much cheese but that sure did make it high in calories!!!