Friday, January 20, 2012

Thank You!!!! (and I'm sorry)

Hey guys!!   Let me start by saying how sorry I am.  I've been MIA for a few weeks now.  I've had a lot of things going on in my personal life that I dont really wanna get into on here, but everything is fine, and my daughter and I are doing well.  We're trying to get a new daily routine down that works for us, and I'm trying my damndest to get it under control, but it hasnt even been a week yet.  I'll get there.

Because of the issues in my personal life I've been slacking at the gym.   I SWEAR I'm gonna get it together.  Actually, this week has been a vast improvement from my norm, so it's a start.  Yes, another start.  Another beginning.  Another do-over.   I'm tired of the rollercoaster, the up and down, the back and forth.  

My last post was a few weeks ago... and I was 227.   The week after that I think I was pushing 231.   This past Monday I was 229.   SO, at least I'm fluctuating within the same 5 lbs.  But - let's be honest, we all know playing with the same 5 lbs SUCKS!  

Onto my "Thank You"....  Eating For Real clocked in at over 10,000 views this week!!!!!  Thank you so much guys!!!   This is awesome!!

With that being said...  Have a great weekend!  I know I will... I'm spending it inside Gold's Gym... 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday Weigh In Day and New Years Resolutions

Hey!! Guess what happens when you take control over what you're putting into your mouth combined with exercise...

A 5 lbs loss, that's what!!!   Granted, since I gained 12 lbs over the holidays, I'm still up 7 lbs, but a 5lbs loss is a vast improvement, and a step in the right direction.

I had the day off today, so I decided to start the week off right.. hit the gym for an hour and 20 minutes, and burned 923 calories.  I was really working it today!! I guess all those New Year's Resolution people had me motivated. LOL  Speaking of... I hate the NYR's.   I know that's probably not the nicest thing to say, but seriously... pick a machine, get on it or MOVE out of my way.  I mean really... they'll be gone by mid February anyway, and the gym will be back to normal.  Thank God.

Let's talk food for today.  Since the gym is my strong suit, and food isn't, my New Year's Resolution isn't to lose weight, that's my daily life, but it's to be more accountable with what I"m eating.  I usually don't make NYR's only because it's more than likely something I should be doing anyway, just like this one, but I thought "why the hell not?"

I didn't have breakfast today, instead just coffee, then I made my way to Gold's.

Lunch was a salad... (sorry I dont have a pic) romaine lettuce, bacon pieces, tomato basil feta, shredded carrots, croutons and Botlhouse Ceasar.

About 2 hours later I was hungry.. a salad with no protein, of course I was hungry.   Good thing I decided to make soup before I left for the gym.


This was FANTASTIC!! I cooked it in low fat/low sodium chicken broth instead of water, and it made about 8 cups.  1 cup of soup was 210 calories, and VERY filling.

Dinner tonight was shrimp and rice...

7 large shrimp sauteed in the jerk sauce, mixed with 1 container rice/veggies - 480 calories.

This rice/veggie mix is usually $1.25... the entire box is 210 calories, and you microwave them for about 2 minutes.

 These are found in the freezer section as well, they're quite pricey though.. $7.99 for a box, and about 14 large shrimp, (2 servings).  Schnuck's had them on sale last week BOGO, so for 2 boxes, $8.00 I figured I could justify that.  Especially since that's 4 meals for me.   It was VERY good!!  I got the Island Lime Flavor too.  I'll try those this week.

So...  I consumed 1383 calories today, burned 923 and I'm left with a NET intake of 460 calories.  A bit low for me, but seeing as though my birthday's in 6 days, and I have several days planned with friends eating and drinking, I think it'll be fine and I'll make up for it somewhere along the way.

Have a great week, and Happy New Year!