Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th to you and yours!

I hope everyone had a spectacular 4th!

Mine was nice and quiet (well, relatively, I DO have a 2 year old!). I started the day off with a spectacularly difficult workout. All I'm going to say is burpees. Lots and lots of burpees. I mean, there was other stuff too, but the burpees are what I am trying to forget the most. LOL.

Then we packed up the kiddies and went to my moms. It was slightly impromptu, and my mom said she would go out and get food and such. When we got there and I saw what she bought, I wanted to cry. Not because I was disappointed in the selection, but because she had so carefully purchased and prepared the healthiest picnic I could have imagined. Tilapia filets, and roasted veggies in abundance. Dessert? Watermelon. So incredible. I have always known that my mom, and my whole family, have been supportive of me. Not just in weight loss, but in EVERYTHING I do. But this was like the epitome of support. Plus, it was delish! I felt SO good being there, hanging with my family and everyone eating healthy, whole foods and enjoying it. I know there are people out there who don't have this kind of support. I am so, so, so incredibly blessed.

Side note - I keep having to remind myself it's not Saturday.

Another side note - Thing 1 is still sick. Fever, but nothing else really going on. Odd. He has to stay out of school tomorrow, and luckily, my mom is saving the day again. She had already planned for the day off and is going to take him. THANK YOU MOM!!!

Oooh, oooh, oooh. I tried another another OATMEAL recipe. It's not overnight oats, but it's incredible. I got it from Oxygen Magazine's website. (The best (read: ONLY) fitness mag, IMHO. If you don't subscribe, YOU SHOULD). It's baked pumpkin spice oatmeal. A.Maz.Ing. Ringing in at just 199 calories, fabulous protein and fiber, this is a WINNER. The only modification I made was I added 1.5 teaspoon of Stevia to the mixture. (I actually made a double batch, so that was 1 tbs total) I made some this morning and it passed the hubby test with flying colors. So, I made another batch for tomorrow. SWEET.

Ok, well, I am going to bed. I need some extra sleep tonight, as I was up 4 times with my poor little Thing 1 last night. Friday morning is weigh in. I'm trying not to have ANY expectations, because I feel so awesome. I am going to keep this feeling.


  1. How AWESOME of your mom! And agree: Oxygen is the ONLY women's fitness magazine that's worth reading. I've had a subscription for about three years now. Every couple of months I go through the issues, tear out recipes and workouts I want to keep and bring the rest in to the gym where the mgr. puts them on the shelves in the cardio room for others to read.

  2. You are so lucky to have such supportive family!!! That is awesome. Too often we read about people who have fam/friends who are trying to sabotage their success. Always nice to read stories like yours.

    And yeah, burpees...they suck. I hate them. hate them hate them hate them. Did I mention I hate them?

    I also have sick kids & I also love Oxygen!!

  3. Burpees....Ack I hate them!!! Really hate them!!

    Love that your mom prepared such a great meal for you all. That is awesome!!

    Keep focused!