Weight Watchers Owes Me $$

So, weight watchers is running a promotion right now – Lose your first 10 lbs on us. As of yesterday, I’m down 11 pounds – which means I get 2 more months of weight watchers for free 🙂

My steps are up and I’m averaging roughly 5,000-6,000 per day (not counting weekends, if I’m being honest).  I have found a new love for my fitbit thanks to friends who like to join me on the different challenges available – I don’t win, but I’m in the top 3 🙂


Being Mindful

Mindful – attentive, aware, or careful

What is mindful?  For me, I guess it’s just being aware.  I’m mindful of what I eat.  So far, I’m doing good.  I have work to do, but I’m doing it. I do think it’s time to reevaluate my eating though – specifically my breakfast.  I almost always have the sugary fruit on the bottom greek yogurt – pineapple, mango, or key lime being the 3 I rotate most often.  I need to switch it up w/ proteins (eggs, specifically).  My plan is to cook in bulk this weekend in order to have breakfasts done for the week.

I’m mindful of my movement. I’m blessed to work for a company that gives me 2 paid breaks of 15 minutes each.  They also give us 2 PTO days per year for creating, reaching, and maintaining our wellness goals.  I’m working on increasing my steps every day and so far, am averaging about 5,000 steps per day.  My goal is still 4,000 (until Monday), but I strive to get there every day.  Thank God I can walk – I can’t do much more than that these days, but that I can do.

My other goal is to cook foods I haven’t cooked before.  Parsnips, Rutabagas, Mangoes, Beets – that’s just the start.  I may even (more than likely) share the food and the recipe. I’m looking forward to what I find.

Until next time…..

Working Out

Last night’s workout was awesome. I started with 30 minutes elliptical, then did 15 minutes stationary bike, followed up by 30 minutes on the cross-trainer. It went well, considering I hadn’t blackened the door of the gym in weeks.

Today, I will be doing the wellness walk at work (if they’re doing it ~ kids are out on school break until labor day), then will do some strength training at home.

P1.5 (24 WW Points)
B: Eggs w/ asparagus & lf Italian cheese (3 pts)
S: Red pepper (0 pt)
L: Agave-Lime Grilled Chicken w/ Asian Inspired Broccoli Slaw (7 pts)
S: English Cucumber (1 pt)
D: Grilled Bass w/ Lentil Salad (10 pt)
S: NSA Fudgesicle (0 pt)
E: 30 min walk; 30 min strength training

6 Inches!

Good morning and Happy Monday! Today’s the day ~ I’m heading back to the gym. Game plan is 30 min elliptical, 30 min crosstrainer, and 15 min bike. We’ll see how I do.

I did go off-plan a few times last week. First was the fair on Wednesday; Second was my best friend’s son’s rehearsal dinner (I’m his honorary auntie); and Third, of course, was best friend’s son’s wedding. Fair food consisted of a corn dog, Indian Taco, a few sips of lemonade, 1/2 of a funnel cake, and a few bites of a teriyaki rice bowl; Rehearsal dinner was pulled pork, coleslaw, beans, frog-eye salad, and cake; Wedding was S&S Meatballs, smoked cocktail weenies, pinwheels, cocktail sandwiches, punch, and chocolate wedding cake ~ then after the wedding a group of us went out for cosmos and white wedding cake.

So yesterday, I went right back on plan and I intend to stay that way, one day at a time.

Took my measurements again last night. The results are as follows:

Chest: 40″
Hips: 41.5″
Belly Button: 41″
Waist: 36.5″
R Arm: 12.5″
R Thigh: 22.5″
R Calf: 14.5″
L Arm: 12.5″
L Thigh: 22.5″
L Calf 15.2″

Which means, I’ve lost a grand total of 6 inches so far!! Go me!

P1.5 (WW 24 pts)
B: Asparagus & Eggbeaters w/ lf italian cheese (3 pts)
S: Red pepper (0 pt)
L: Salad w/ 4 oz grilled chicken, onion, tomato & 2 T feta dressing (5.5 pts)
S: English cucumber, 14 cashews (5 pts)
D: 4 oz Agave-Lime grilled chicken, 2 cups broccoli (6 pts)
S: NSA Fudgesicle
E: 75 min cardio ~ gym

Food Coma

Well, I wasn’t as good at the fair last night as I had planned on being. I wasn’t completely horrible, but I didn’t just have my corndog I allowed for. I had a few sips of my mom’s lemonade, an Indian taco, 1/2 of a funnel cake, a bite of a fried snickers (curiosity got the best of me), and a bite of a fried oreo (verdict is fried snickers are better). Oh wait. And a few bites of Baby J’s terriyaki rice bowl.

Today I’m in a food coma. Oh, and I forgot to take my meds with me to the fair so I didn’t take them until after 11pm last night. So, am feeling very sleepy.

Plan for today:
P1 (WW 24)
B: Broccoli & Cheddar Eggs (4 pts)
S: Red peppers (0 pt)
L: Salad w/ Pico de Galo, 4 oz chicken breast, 1 T caesar dressing, 1 T lf lime vinaigrette (8 pts)
S: English Cucumber (1 pt) (also have 14 cashews on reserve in case I’m really hungry ~ 4 pts)
D: ???
S: 2 SF Lifesaver popsicles ~ (1 pt)
E: 60 min Zumba (-4 pt)