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Friday, February 25, 2011

Reveal, well almost and Smash, Yikes!

My family and I went to the mall today and indulged in Smashburger Burgers and Fries! It was so good. My weakness is Burgers and Chocolates. This was the first time we tried smashburger and we liked it. Other good places I have been to are Wendy's (!!), Bobby's burger place, Five Guys and White Mana.
I did not work out today but did workout yesterday with a P90X DVD and also 20 mins on the treadmill.
I am posting some pictures of me taken today. The jeans in this photo did not fit me last year( I was pregnant) and the year before (I was just heavIER!)
The shirt is a basic long sleeve XL t from Gap and the jeans are Venezia, Sz 20 from Lane Bryant.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Things I like to eat presently.

I have been trying with a fair amount of success to eat healthy. Things like lentils, veggies, egg whites, brown rice, soy milk, walnuts, edamame, dark chocolate and such wonderful stuff. Don't get me wrong I relish foods like pizza, pasta, BURGERS (had one on Sunday) and chicken nuggets but I do enjoy the healthy foods. Also eating at home, the meals that I cook where I can control the salt and oil really makes me feel good on the inside.
I have never counted calories and I don't think I ever will. I try to eat healthy foods most of the time since I started this weight loss journey and these days I try to eat minimal at nights and also try to eat 2-3 hours before bed time. I am having a tough time avoiding snacks close to bed time!
French Lentils. I love these lentils...very hearty and a good source of protein and does not get mushy like the Yellow lentils, which I also like. I used to buy them from Whole Foods but I found a better deal on Amazon marketplace from the seller called Angelina's Gourmet. I got a 10lb bag for $18+ $ 8.48 s&h. Defnitely a cheaper protein source than Salmon and Organic meats.

I switched from using white Basmati Rice to Brown Basmati that I buy at the Indian Grocery Store and following is a picture of the grains.

This is something I have had for a few years and my husband used to tease me that I spent money to buy something expensive to only use it twice but of late ( alright this past week) I have been enjoying using this Juicer by Breville.
I hope to make this a lifestyle.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

WORDS that break me!

It happened on Thursday this week. This lady who usually has something negative to say to me almost everytime she sees me, comes up to me and touches my mid-section and says to me,"your tummy is big." Then she proceeds to ask me whether I had a C section and when I nodded yes she says along with hand gestures," you are so big and tall."
I can't tell you what her words did to set off this switch in my head...I was totally affected by her daughter did something I didn't like and I ended up yelling at her for 20 mins or so...and it continued the following day when she did something I didn't care for. The mean lady in me just showed up and took control. Thursday night I stuffed my face. Friday I got back on track.
She is from the Philippines and I don't even know her name. She is somebody I run into while I am waiting to pick my daughter up at school. Maybe next time I should tell her how I have heard the 'Pilipinas' eat dogs and cats! We know they eat worms if you have watched Bizzare foods on the Travel channel. I can think of so many mean things to say to her but is that what I want to be, pay kind for kind?! Forgive 70 times 7 according to the so hard to do!
I don't want words to affect me BUT it does!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Marathon! Really?!

So I signed up for a half marathon but I am not training for it!! I have not been able to. What am I thinking?! Maybe I can walk 13.1 miles on the day of the marathon. I want to run but most days I am washing dishes, making lunch, nusring a 5 month old, picking up my 6 yr old from school and taking 6yr old to violin lessons, helping with home work, teaching math, prayer time and then bed time. I try and squeeze a 35-45 mins exercise video in there some days! I need to run but I need a 30 hour day.
How do 'those' women do it??
Ahh! God help me manage my time and my energy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

V-Day weigh in #3

So not the big numbers I would have loved to see BUT I am not complaining...the way I ate I thought I would have gained atleast 6 lbs!
I am still not consistent with my workouts.
My goal for the next two weeks
Run 8 days out of 14
Exercise Videos- core and cardio+ strength 7 days out of 14
It goes without saying that I will be doing running and a video on the same day on some days!!
Also to stop eating past 7:30PM!!!!
Next weight in March 1st.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weigh in #2

So my weight is not what I would like it to be BUt I am NOT discouraged! I have had a day of chocolate binging thanks to my cycle and also eating a lot of carbs.
So I have lost a little over one LB! I will take it. Hopefully I will have better numbers on Feb 14.