Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Weigh in Day

I want to first say thank you to Banded Bella.   Thanks for calling me out last week on my blog.  I'm excellent at motivating others, sometimes I need that same push, and she did it for me.  Thanks girl!!  

With that said... I'm a professional at maintaining my weight.  Seriously. I have no doubt in my mind that once I reach goal, maintenance will be a breeze!

I'm up another 2 lbs this week.   I keep fluctuating between 214-217.   Ugh.   

There's really no excuse for it.  I've been skipping the gym and haven't been on tracking my food.    I've been crazy busy for part of July and all of August planning parties, finalizing those plans, then actually attending the parties.  3 surprise parties in a week, and goddamn I'm exhausted!  The parties were surprise successes, they were so much fun, and I couldn't be more relieved that they're actually over. LOL

But - each time we fall off, we have to get back on and keep it moving.   I have to go back to what works for me.  We also have to keep our bodies moving to keep our scales moving (in the right direction of course), and remember to change it up to consistently see results.  This is what works for me, and tonight, back to Gold's Gym I go!!

What worked for me was planning.  I used to sit here every Monday and give you a plan.   Well - it's Monday.  :)

I tried the protein shakes in the morning and it wasn't working.  I'm convinced I'm the only person that tried "2 shakes a day and a meal" and I gained. LOL   

Breakfast - Oatmeal

Lunch -  This week's lunch is 1 CUP of Turkey Chili.  I made a crockpot full of it yesterday.

Snack - 3 oz chicken salad in a toasted mini pita pocket (no more protein bars... again, didn't work for me)

Dinner - I never planned my dinners, just grabbed what was available.  Tonight however, I'm having grilled salmon because I took it out of the freezer this morning.  I'll pair that with some form of a veggie I'm sure.

In addition to this "meal plan" of mine, I just drank 25 oz of water in the car on the way in, and I'm going to drink 3 of these bad boys today.... 2 at work and 1 at the gym for a total of 126.4 oz of water today.  I'll be peeing all day, I'm sure.

33.8oz x 3 = 101.4 oz

Gym tonight will be brutal I'm sure. 30 minutes cardio, 10 minutes abs/push ups, and 30 minutes upper body strength training.  I went last week sometime.  I cant even tell you what day because it was so long ago, I don't remember.   Fail.

On a side note...  my sister in law had a Thirty One party, and I got a super fun new gym bag... not that it should be any form of motivation, but it kinda is in a small way. 

With that I'm leaving you...  Have a Happy Monday all!!   Stay on track today and as always, thanks for reading!


  1. I don't care about your weight I just want to see your nail polish! Kidding :)

    I am like you.. I can't overdo it with shakes or bars. I make my "protein shakes" very simple. I use 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt, 1/2 cup plain keifer, splash of nonfat milk, 2.5 strawberries, half a banana and 1tsp of agave nectar (if you want the little sweetness) it's perfect. Not too much, not a million calories and it's a good way to get some fruit and protein in early in the day. Sometimes if I want to mix it up I make a pb&J smoothie and I add 2 tsp of natural (no sugar added) creamy pb to the mix. It tastes like peanut butter and Jelly. Frozen grapes work too (got that idea from Klinker).

    Anyways, I am going to be more serious about my work outs moving forward too. We will suffer - I mean ENJOY OUR WORKOUTS - together!

  2. LOL My toes are always a different shade. Oh how I loooooove nail polish. ha!!

    And thanks for the smoothie/shake idea! :)

  3. Thats the blog I have been missing....however I do need to take my own advice and get with my bloging.....Thanks so much for your words....