Monday, July 9, 2012

The Real Deal

Ah. Monday morning, again.

I could go into how I am NOT looking forward to this week, because it's a full work week and I am already plotting ways to leave work early (which I won't actually do, because I need to save my time, but in some strange way makes me feel better). BUT I WON'T spend my blogging time doing that!

I could talk about how my co-worker has already busted out cookies she made.
Her: "They are zucchini cookies!"
Me: "oh, so they have no sugar and are high fiber?"
Her: "Uh, no. Do you want one?"
Me: "Uh, no."

LOL. She is actually a lovely person and we are always going back and forth like that. She knows I won't eat any, but she taunts me anyway.

But, no, no. I won't bemoan my cookie-less fate.

(Insert crazy-happy dance)

I decided to give myself the extra day. My weigh-in day WAS scheduled for Friday 7/6. I wanted until Saturday morning and I am so glad I did. I stepped on the scale. Saw 198.6 and I thought I was going to fall over. I even called my hubby into the bathroom to look. The only other time I have done that in the past was for him to look at a positive pregnancy test!

So, needless to say, I am elated. Not only elated, but incredibly motivated to keep busting my ass. After my weigh in, I went to my workout at Tuff Girl and I SLAMED those intervals. Battle ropes, TRX rows, jumping squats, burpees, jam-ball slams... even my gliding mountain climbers... everything was TOAST. I WAS INVICIBLE.

I will refer back to a PREVIOUS POST - The scale was not showing my results at that point, and yet I HAD to perservere. Because it's DIFFERENT now. I CANNOT and WILL NOT fall back into old patterns. Was my inner binging-sugar-addicted-fat-girl BEGGING for me to return to the old mindset? Ohhh yes, she was. But it AINT gonna happen. This is IT, folks. The REAL DEAL.

Next goal is 180, and it is slated for Sept. 29 (I think? 29? 30? I can't remember now. LOL) It's the weekend of my mud run. I was put my eyes on the prize baby.

I went to my family reunion this weekend. It was really incredible to see so much family in one place. Meeting some family for the first time ever! My grandfather on my mothers side was 1 of 13 kids, so that's why we are SO large. We had well over 100 people there, and that was probably only 1/3 of us who were able to make it!

Let's talk about the food there for a second. They had a LOT of food. The only thing I was able to eat was a huge plate full of iceburg lettuce with some tomato and diced carrot. A tiny splash of vinegrette and that's all she wrote. Well, let me rewind. This is obviously not the only thing I was ABLE to eat. I physically could have eaten all the pastas and potatoes and meatballs and stuffed breads, etc. But, my salad was what I made the CHOICE to eat. I chose not to make this gathering about the food (which I totally would have done before!) and all about the family.

Of course, after, I was starving. lol. Dinner was an improvement, since we were home!

It was an event to remember, and I am sure it will be the first of many.

One more little tidbit for you - my hubby has lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks! Are you KIDDING ME?? Isn't that AMAZING?? He and I are so in synch right now!!

Eats for today:
1/2 serving Click, 1/2 cup almond milk, water, ice - I will have one more of these tomorrow morning, and then the Click is OUTTIE. Mostly because the canister will be gone, I can't afford more, and I don't need it anyway...
B: Oxygen Mag Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal. So. Delish.
L: 4 oz ground chicken breast, VERY spicy (thanks to hubby!), 1.4 oz cabot 75% red fat cheese
S: Necterine, 1 polly-o string cheese
D: 4 oz Tempeh marinated in teriyaki. (Hard to find "clean" Teriyaki sauce. Found one sweetened with pineapple juice that's good!), mashed cauliflower.
S: Fruit smoothie (1 cup frozen berries, 1/2 plain 0% greek yogurt, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 scoop Amplified Wheybolic Vanilla protein powder (GNC), sometimes I add 1/2 banana)

Tonights workout will be an at-home interval workout. Tababa and strength.

Hope everyone is doing well!!


  1. I am uber happy for you =) I called mine in to the bathroom to take the picture, hahaha =D

    1. LOL - I should have thought of that!!! :-)