Sunday, July 31, 2011

Woman with a plan.

Ok. I'm back, and tired of being fat.
There for a while I was like "Oh, I'm cool with how I look."
That was a lie.
But I'm not just one of those women who can just randomly lose weight (is there such a woman?). It takes hard work, dedication and repitition for me. I HAVE to count points/calories/cut out carbs/not eat sugar/work our 4-5xs a week/eat a lot of fiber/stay accountable to lose weight. That's how I lost 50lbs in 2010. I was obsessive about it..I weighed daily, I measured my food, I drank 100oz of water a day, I tracked my Weight Watcher points. This year I've been maintaining..I'm STILL right around the same weight (give or take 3-7lbs) from February. I still have roughly 30lbs to lose though. I know I've been saying that for awhile :(
So, here's the plan:
(This is a 2 week trial to hold me accountable, I'll re-evaluate in 2 weeks.)
  • Track calories daily on daily and then re-blog it.
  • Start Couch to 5k (again) there is a 5k I'd like to do on September 24th
  • Drink 100oz of water a day.
Those are my 1st steps. Totally do-able. I just have to do it.
Oh, and in case you were wondering. Here is my new hair:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Help. help. help...
Did you miss me last week? I needed a break. I completely FAILED at the 17 Day Diet last week. I haven't even been able to make it 100% through 17 days of phase I. Losing weight is hard..and repititous..etc etc. and it's hot outside and I have no motivation to get to the gym..and I'm battling some depression..oh, annnnnd I'm whining at the moment!
So, let's talk about something other than weight loss because obviously I'm at a stand still in that department.
Here are some of my favorite hairdo's..along with my weight loss stand still I am in a hair rut! So help a girl out here.
Short, light blonde
long, light blonde
Shorter bangs, reddish tint, long
long, hightlights and lots of lowlights
caramel highlights and the "curl down", long
Shorter, longer bangs, mostly blonde, a few lowlights
current hair: shorter, all blonde with some root re-growth 

Obviously my hair isn't long again over night, but I think I do want to keep growing it back out, but I need a lot shorter bangs.
Here's what I'm thinkin'..

Sooo...what do you think??

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Weigh in 7-15-11

This week..
-1 lb even
(clearly I suck at editting pics!)

So, obviously I need to get back on the ball with things. Last weekend we went out of town to an amusement park with my little sister, and I didn't stick on the 17 Day Diet. It was easy to get back on track Monday-Thursday, but then last night Jordan and I went on a little date night to an italian restaurant and I pretty much blew it there. I know I could have lost more if I wouldn't have had some "cheating" thrown into the mix. Better luck this week, right? I'm going to make a weekly meal plan and I will post that tomorrow :)
Have a great weekend, everyone.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Oh, how I love you so!
See that word Easy?!?! Thank you, Jennie-O!
This actually makes for a great dinner. The serving size says 3, but I've found that it usually only makes 2. My husband could easily eat the whole thing.
Here is my dinner tonight:
Not too shabby!
And perfect on the 17 day diet :)

I was not endorsed by Jennie-O at all; just showing off a brand I use a lot..the prices are very comparable, healthy and easy :) My kind of brand.

{I'm sorry my blog entry yesterday may have been depressing. I'm not looking for a pity party at all; I was just remembering my 3rd pregnancy that ended way too soon and unfairly. It is a daily struggle for me to focus on the things I DO have in my life rather than think about all the things (+hopes and dreams) I've lost. Thank you for all the support I've received through this blog (for almost a year now!) I can't explain how much I appreciate you all!}

Monday, July 11, 2011

one month.

I can't believe it's been one month since my 3rd miscarriage. I am sad today. I've cheated a bit on the 17 day diet today. I wish I was still pregnant today. Not much more to say today...
Thanks for listening.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Weigh In 7-8-11

..and that is from when I started the 17 Day Diet on Tuesday :)
I am doing really well following the 17 Day Diet so far. For instance, for breakfast I eat a 6oz Greek Yogurt and an apple. For lunch I'll eat like a chicken breast, green beans or celery and for dinner I'll either have a salad with grilled chicken with vegetables. And I'm learning to like Green Tea. Oh, an drinking about 100oz of water!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Salsa Chicken {recipe}

If you know me, you know that I need easy recipes!!
My husband is the main cook in our home, but lately he's been working 2nd shift so I've taken it upon myself to get in the kitchen. The 17 day diet is pretty standard..2 serving of fruit before 2pm, unlimited veggies except the starchy ones, lean meat (chicken, turkey, fish) green tea and water. I may be missing something, but that's basically what I'm going by.
I found a recipe (sorry, can't remember where) for Salsa Chicken.
-Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
-season chicken breasts with taco/chipotle seasonings
-Top chicken with 1Cup salsa
-Bake chicken in the oven for 30 minutes

East enough!

It was very good, light, and again..easy!! I'm on day 2 of the 17 day diet and I must say I'm holding out strong. I already peaked at the scale this morning and I'm already down 2.4lbs..and it's only Wednesday. Stay tuned for my Friday weigh in!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Weigh in 7-1-11+ 17 day diet

This week at Weight Watchers..
-.4 oz.
(That picture was from Friday night when I took my sister (left) out for her 18th Birthday!)

Anyway, I've mentioned before that I am very bored with Weight Watchers..I really am. I think the reason I am so faithful to the program is because it has helped me lose 50lbs, but I am in a rut. I have about 30-35 pounds to go until my goal weight. I've been going some reading on The 17 Day Diet and all the success I went shopping.
Grapefruit, celery, cucumber, Jennie-O turkey hotdogs, salsa, lemon juice
Greek yogurt, Jennie-O turkey burgers, carrots, green tea, chicken breast, veggies

So, that's where I'm at..I'm eating lean meat, veggies, fruit, yogurt. The plan says to drink 3 glasses of green tea (bleg!) and of course a lot of h2o!!
I will update with results and recipes!!