I've lost 185lbs, and then gained some back.
But I'm kicking ass and striving for my ultimate goal: A 200 lb loss.
Working all mental, physical and emotional aspects of being healthy, happy and fit. You'll see my ups and downs here, because I'm proud to be imperfect!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Day 3, lovelies and I am certainly feeling better then yesterday. Headaches is not gone, but is much less. Feeling a bit like the Little Engine That Could
I love these stats. I think they look fabulous and I am very proud. Last nights dinner was really yummy, and after a particularly grueling spinning class, I couldn't WAIT for it. The chicken with almond crust (which I have now called clean crispy chicken bites) ended up to be 388 calories for 4 oz. Protien was amazing, of course. Is anyone is interested in how I did it, let me know and I'll post the details.
Todays workout: Group Power. This is the class I hurt myself in last week. I know better this week and I am not going to shy away from it. I KNOW it will be super good for me and my goals. GIT 'ER DONE.
Todays eats (which will look shockingly like yesterday)
8 oz tea (didn't like this tea at all)
B: ezekeial with PB
23 oz water
S: 1/2 banana, 30 grm edamame
L: 1 cup spicy black bean soup, 1/2 cucumber sliced, with 3 tbs hummus
S: 1/2 oz almonds, 1/2 banana
(Slacking on water - just went to get another bottle)
D: Tempeh and veggie stir-fry with quinoa. This is another new recipe - playing it a little by ear, but it will consist of 3-4 oz of tempeh, 1 cup of stirfry veggies, a few tbs of low sodium soy sauce, and a little olive oil for cooking. 1/2 cup cooked quinoa will fill it out nicely, yes?
The stats for today, including dinner (which will change a little, based on cooking)
Again, calories a little low, but as long as I feel ok, I will let this go. If I am super, incredibly hungry after class tonight, I'll find something on plan and within calories.
I made these clean blueberry muffins for my boys from THIS website (NO, I did not have any - 2 non-challenge ingredients in them)... I really thought they would like them. Nope. Thing 1 took one bite and wanted something else, and Thing 2 ate 1/2 of a muffin and then he also asked for something else. Breakfast for them is so tough. It has to be really fast, and preferably portable, not messy and something they like. Thing 1 likes smoothies, but gets tired of them after a day or so. The search continues...
I don't have much more to add except that I am playing catch up with my water from this morning and I'm peeing every 5 minutes. Totally worth it. Striving for between 80-100 oz per day - so far I am working 60. Not too shabby, especially since I'll be gulping at the gym later.
Confession: My hubby is making me feel a little guilty about going to the gym so often. Last night he was not feeling me going to spin right after work, and I could tell, but he didn't actually say it. When I got home I tried to make it up to him by putting together all the lunches and such for today, giving the boys a bath and getting them to bed, making dinner...
We were talking about the gym today and he said he wants to start going in the early morning, which would mean I get the kids up and out alone. I can do that - it will be tough - but I can, especially if it means him getting to the gym. When I asked him why he didn't want to come in the evening, he said he feels guilty bringing the kids over there to play when he hasn't seen them all day. I immediately felt this pang of guilt... Am I being selfish with this? Should I try and do more home workouts after they are in bed?
I don't think I am being selfish. I think being a healthy and strong mamma is important for my kids. They need a good role model as well as time with me. I give them both, I know that. But I hate, for even a moment, thinking that I am not doing right by my babies.
Any other parents out there feeling this pressure?