I think I’m under 130

I’ve been weighing daily for the last couple of weeks and today and yesterday I saw numbers under 130! Yesterday I was 129.8 and today 129.6. I don’t know if it will stick, but I’m pretty excited about it!!

This week, I’m basically making sure that I am pretty hungry for meals, without being too hungry. I’m also eating a lot less than I usually would at dinnertime (less treats). And working out daily, of course.

I still can’t believe I may be under 130! To put it in perspective:

Most of my teenage years when I knew my weight, I was around 130. Before I got pregnant in my late twenties I think I weighed around 110 for a minute. With pregnancy I gained like 70 pounds. I tried losing weight in my baby’s first year and got down to 130 and maybe a little lower. We went on a vacation and I started to gain it all back. A few years later I tried an ultra low carb thing with lots of walking and got down to 135. Even with my juice fast I only got to 135. I haven’t been at this weight in like 10 years! 10 years of self-loathing and yo-yo dieting.

Thank goodness I am not doing that self-loathing anymore! Lifting weights and not drinking have done amazing things for me this year :D I feel strong and confident like never before, and I KNOW that I can do whatever I want to.

Next mini-goal is to lose 2 more pounds, so like 128. And if I get there I think my final goal will be 125. If I get to that point, I don’t know how much farther I could lose and feel comfortable with what it takes to maintain but who knows? I’ll just keep doing what I do and see what happens!

Sunday eats

Screenshot_2015-10-11-19-51-43-1I spent most of the day today relaxing. It was awesome!! I did get some stuff done. I ran 6 miles this morning at a pretty good pace, 9:30! It wasn’t horrible either. Almost an easy pace for most of it. After that we had breakfast, a broccoli quiche in a gluten free crust. The crust was from frozen and not very tasty at all. I had one piece and then half of another, just scraping the egg out. I also had a small glass of tart cherry juice and some applesauce. Breakfast was at 10:00. I had two coffees with half and half and sugar too this morning.

I had half of the day to myself, so I read some Lean Habits and then took a forty minute nap. After I woke up I made a big pot of soup. White beans, potato, tomato, and power greens. I used up some pizza dough and made cheesy bread. I had a big bowl and two slices of bread, and then some pumpkin spice almonds. That was at 2:00.

Once I wasn’t alone anymore I put together some No-Bake Protein Bars and then got dinner together. We made grilled five spice chicken breasts and bacon fried rice! I can’t believe we have never had bacon fried rice before! It was really good. I also had a smallScreenshot 2015-10-11 20.03.35 bowl of ice cream with cookie butter and some chocolate spread. That was at 7:00.

It was a pretty good day of eating and I don’t think I overdid it with any of my meals. I’m glad that I took it easy, because I was feeling run down this past week. I still got my 15,000 steps in though! I hope I have some more energy this week

You Food

I’ve decided to try and track my food with an app formerly known as TwoGrand. It is now called You Food. You can add food, exercise, and other stuff and follow other people who have the same interests, goal weight, current weight, etc. It is pretty cool, check it out! I took a screenshot to share this, so my food is backwards in terms of how I ate it. Oh well.


Today was a good day, I only had to work 4 hours!! I went in late and I left early. I had 2 cups of coffee before I left, while reading blogs and generally wasting time on the internet. I was busy every minute at work, trying to get done early, so I just put off eating.

I planned to go to lunch with the boyfriend but I finally had to have something, so I had a couple of tablespoons of Love Crunch granola. Then we went to Skewered Thai. They have a lunch special, two dishes for $9. I picked Pad Prik King, which was really spicy! And I had Cashew stir fry. I wanted pineapple curry but they didn’t have it :( I ate about half the rice and 3/4 of each entree, along with a tiny salad and 2 spring rolls.

I ended up pretty full so I didn’t need anything until dinner. I passed up samples at Costco too. My workout after errands was…surprise! Lower body. I did squats with a new PR of 130 pounds, step-ups, quad curls, split squats, and glute bridges. It was a good workout! I finished with some treadmill walking and then after M got home from school we took her for a 2 mile walk. That put me at 17,000 steps for the day.

Dinner was a salad with leftover chicken and rice, salsa, sour cream, and cotija cheese. It was nice and light but filling too. About 20 minutes later I had some Custardy Apples Squares with some ice cream. I don’t know if I’d make that one again, it was kind of boring. Not very sweet at all either too. I had to sprinkle some cinnamon on mine.

It was a good day of activity and eats, even though I wasn’t as productive as I’d like to have been. I wanted to work on that damn costume again if you can believe it LOL  I finished the day with just over 19,000 steps, pretty good!

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The day from hell

Yesterday was such an awful day!! It started out good, I got to sleep in, didn’t have to go to work, and got my run in after a cup of coffee. I missed getting rained on and did about 5.25 miles at a 9:07 pace!! I was feeling great and ready to tackle a bunch of stuff. So we started in on M’s costume. She wants a cloak to be Raven from Teen Titans. I thought I could probably wing it, but we bought a pattern and decided to try it. It was a bad pattern :( Way too big even though we picked the right size based on her measurements. So there was lots of adjusting and wasting of fabric. Grrr. In the end it took us over 6 hours and we still didn’t get it finished! The brand new machine stopped working. I was so pissed, and we were trying to get out to dinner and it was late. We just got disgusted and left LOL Come to find out this morning that the needle was bent. I still have a lot of unpicking of stitches to do and I will probably use the leftover fabric to just wing it, like I had originally intended!! So frustrating though! We worked all day and it wasn’t very satisfying AT ALL.

Anyway. Eating was pretty good, a weird and non-typical day. If I am just tracking the first habit (eat 3-4 meals) then I did good. Here’s what I ate:

  • 11:30 – cheesy scrambled eggs, 3 slices bacon, 4 small whole wheat pancakes with syrup and butter
  • 1:30 – 2 slices of fresh bread with honey and butter
  • 7:15 – smashburger. I had a grilled chicken sandwich that had a tiny piece of chicken. I’m not sure it was even 3 ounces?! I cut the bun in half and used all of the chicken and toppings in half of the bread. I ate most of a regular fry with some ranch on the side. I left room for ice cream, and at home I had a small ramekin of plum and vanilla ice cream. And two pumpkin spice almonds.

The good. I only had 3 meals, and I was hungry for each one.

Room for improvement. I probably ate a little too much at breakfast. I figured I probably wouldn’t eat again until dinner so I had more than I needed, by a slice of bacon and a pancake. I wasn’t hungry for long before I ate the bread. It was done, smelled great, I felt a little hunger and so I ate it. Dinners are where I can improve the most. One treat, sure. But keep going back to the cupboard for more bites is not ideal. I’d like to pre-decide one treat and just have that, and then move on. And I’m not kidding myself. If I cut out daily treats like bowls of ice cream I know that would contribute quite a bit to a weekly deficit!

Going to try again today and see how it goes :)

Monday eats

I worked by myself today, so I didn’t have a lot of time to sit and eat. We also had a new donut of the month today so I had that for breakfast instead of what I had planned. So in addition to 2 coffees, I had an apple spice donut for breakfast at around 8:00. I didn’t eat again until about 11:30, when I had a bowl of butternut squash soup, some watermelon, and a piece of banana bread. That took me about an hour and a half to eat! After work I came home to to my weights. M did weights with me while we watched Dr. Who!

My workout

  • machine squats – 2 warm up sets and 5 working sets, 120# x 5
  • quad curls – 1 warm up set and 4 sets of 35# x 8
  • step ups – 5 sets x 20
  • back extensions – 5 sets, 10# x 15

120 pounds is the highest I’ve squatted on the machine! I was surprised that I was able to do 5 reps for each set with that weight. Next time I’ll add another 10 pounds and see what I can do. This was a really good overall workout. Not too much, but I felt like I really did some good.

Dinner afterward was some fish sticks with pickle sauce, leftover zucchini/carrot tots, and a salad with oil and vinegar. Dessert was about 1/3 of a small cheesecake with some cherry sauce. It was super yummy. I also had 3 squares of chocolate while waiting for dessert :lol:

So not doing so hot with less treats so far, but I’m still wanting to try. Thinking about it is the first step?…

Squats and chocolate

Today I got up early to do a run and then do some weights before work. I set my alarm for 4:30, too early!! That is really only 20 minutes or so earlier than I normally get up, so not too big a deal. Anyway. After coffee I got two miles in and then did another lower body workout. I did:

  • Machine squats – 2 warm up sets and then 3 work sets with 110 pounds and 6 reps
  • Leg curls – 5 sets, 25# x 8 reps
  • Skater squats – 5 sets, 10 reps

I wasn’t going for super tough, but this still felt like I got a really good workout in.

After that I had more coffee, 2 coconut cookies, an apple with white chocolate pb, and some yogurt with hemp hearts and honey. It was good and kept me full for quite a while.

Lunch was at 1:30, some sliced turkey and an fruit sauce pouch. I was going to have cucumber too but it fell in the garbage as I was peeling it :lol: Oh I also had probably 1/4 cup of chocolate granola.

Dinner was around 6:00. I had a black bean burger, an ear of corn with butter, and a cheesy pepper. We roast the peppers on the grill and then take the stems and seeds out. Then we put cheese on and put them under the broiler. So good! I had a square of chocolate too. We went to Costco and then when we came back I had some vanilla and plum ice cream and 2 more squares of chocolate. I guess it was a chocolate kind of day. I’m all done eating and pretty much ready to go to bed at 7:40. I got over 18,000 steps today!

I’m also ready to not be working all day tomorrow :)

Thursday’s eats

I got up at the normal time this morning but went into work later so I could run before work. There was just 2 miles on the schedule, and I ended up doing 2.19 in 20:11. Not bad.

Breakfast was at 7:45, I had oats cooked in milk and water with cashew butter and honey. It was pretty good! It didn’t keep me full that long, but I did end up waiting until about 1:00 to eat. I had the last piece of leftover buffalo chicken pizza and an apple. That wasn’t really enough to keep me going for too long, so I had some chips and salsa after work at 3:30 and an Izzi. I also had two squares of chocolate.

Dinner was at 6:30. I had pan fried brussels, onions, and peppers, and a fish burger in 1/2 a pita with ‘pickle sauce’ (mayo, lemon juice, minced pickles, SPG, and dill). I also had a half a pint of ice cream. It was good :lol:

Taking a stab at food journaling

Weird, I thought I was posting this as a blog post, but I made a page instead :lol: So this is yesterday’s post below, and then I’ll add what I ate today.

I think I want to try and eat a bit better. Or maybe prove to myself that I am just eating okay already? Anyway, I’m going to try doing a daily food journal thing and see how it goes. Today I was aiming for 3 meals and no snacking.

In the morning I had coffee, which I definitely don’t count as a meal! I was really tired all day, and it’s tempting to chug coffee on days like that, but I only had two cups with cream and sugar.

Breakfast was a leftover applesauce donut, some nonfat fage with honey, and then 2 coconut cookies my daughter made for me last night. That was all around 8:00.

Lunch was around noon. I had 1 1/2 chicken sausages, 1/2 a cucumber, and a fruit sauce pouch. The fruit sauce was seriously yummy! It was pear, beet, kiwi, and strawberry.

Dinner was at 5:30. We went to The Pie because I have been craving their buffalo chicken ranch pizza for a while now. I had a side salad with ranch, and then 3 slices of a medium pizza. When we got home I had a small bowl of ice cream with some hot fudge sauce. My brain wants to eat more, but my stomach has definitely had enough.

I was supposed to run today, but I was so tired and had a headache after work so I just skipped it. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow  :)


Today I had:

2 cups of coffee again, still so tired! I don’t know why, I think I just need more sleep and less work ;)

Breakfast was around 9:00. I had a leftover chicken sausage, leftover cauliflower and carrots, and then some Puffins and milk. I had a coconut cookie too.

Lunch was around 1:30. I had an apple with some peanut butter, and then some pastry thing that a co-worker brought. I shouldn’t have eaten the pastry, because my stomach had too much food in there when I went for my run after work.

I ran at 3:00, and then did some weights afterward. The run was tough! It was 85 outside, and it felt like I was working really hard for most of it. I did it in about 31 minutes. For weights I did 3 sets of:

  • machine squats with 70# x 13
  • step-ups x 20
  • quad curls with 25# x 15
  • back extensions x 15

That was tough too, after running.

Dinner was 2 pieces of leftover pizza, one square of chocolate, and then some apple crisp with ice cream. I could have made something for dinner but we were all starving and I was tired, so pizza again. No big deal.

A run

I went for a run today! I didn’t end up going in the morning, but I did go after work. I must still be feeling run down and a little out of shape after just a week of no running, because it was hard. I kept getting side stitches and had to walk 4 times. I went 3.22 miles in 33 minutes. And my ‘cast’ got sweaty and icky :/ Oh well, I’d rather that than no working out!! Other than that everything was fine.

So, I guess it is possible to work out and run with a broken wrist. I just have to be careful.

A workout

I worked out today! I was really tired, I’ve been taking the pain pills at night to help me sleep but they are just making me feel really groggy and not good. So I think I’m done with those. Anyway, I got home from work and just went straight to change into my workout clothes. That’s my big secret for just getting it done – just go change clothes! It would feel  really lame to decide against working out and then change back into regular clothes :lol:

I just did leg stuff, and since I haven’t done anything in almost a week it was tough. I did:

  • Bodyweight step-ups 15 reps each leg
  • Squats 50# x 15 reps
  • Hamstring curls 5# x 10 reps (the machine has weight too but I have no idea how much)
  • Single leg split squats x 15 reps

I did 4 sets, resting about a minute between each exercise. I’m glad I did it! And…it might sound crazy but I think I will try to go for a run tomorrow morning. I don’t know. I don’t think I would fall again, but I guess you never know lol