6 days and only 3 pounds left to go

…until my trip to Seattle, I’ve almost hit my goal. This was just a mini goal along the way to a bigger goal. After Seattle I have 32 days until my trip to North Carolina and if I don’t gain any weight in Seattle then I’ll have another 10 pounds to lose. Then I think I’ll be done with losing weight and I’ll focus just on staying healthy and maintaining my weight. These smaller goals do help so the whole process is not too overwhelming.

What I ate yesterday:

Hot lemon toddy (hot water with ½ lemon juiced and a dash of ginger & cinnamon)

Breakfast (8:30): Fruit smoothie (1 cup frozen strawberries/ blueberries, 8oz cran/water, 1 scoop whey protein powder vanilla, 1 Tbls ground flax, 1 Tbls chia seeds, 2 kale leaves, 1 Tbls cacao powder)

Then I went on a couple field trips with the kids which left me starving so I ate a Luna Bar (protein bar) that Beth had brought along.

Lunch (2:00): Salad topped with fresh salsa, tuna fish mixed with canola mayo, and dressing (Dijon mustard, flax oil, apple cider vinegar & dill ) CLA & GLA supplement

Walked for about an hour

Snack (6:45): apple

Dinner (8:00): Salad topped with fresh salsa & steamed broccoli plus flax oil and apple cider vinegar

Walked for about 30 min

Snack (9:30): 1 apple & a cacao/ peanut butter cookie

Before bed: CLA & GLA supplement

*I’m drinking my 64oz of cran/ water throughout the day until the pitcher is empty in the evening.

This morning’s weigh in: I lost 1 more pound, total weight loss 12 pounds, yeah!

Advertisements

A, not so exciting, day in my life

Yesterday was a long day driving Beth to and from work, bringing Daniel his Magic Cards to campus and all my grocery shopping. First I walked to giant Eagle, then after dropping Beth off at work I had an errand to run up at Easton, so while I was up there I went to Sam’s Club, then I finished up at Whole Foods; but you can read all about it here. I don’t normally go to 3 grocery stores in 1 day but I had a free day and I wasn’t sure when I would have the time to shop again, so I decided to get it all done at once.

That pretty much took up the whole day. Dan and I did go for a walk in the morning before he left for work and we did get to do a little gardening after dinner. The garden is looking pretty dismal so far this spring since Dan has been spending all of his non work time doing construction at his friend’s new restaurant. But it will hopefully end soon!

Here’s what I ate and did yesterday:

Walked with Ann & Dan for 30 min and

Breakfast (9:00): Fruit smoothie (1 cup frozen cherries, 8oz cran/water, 1 scoop whey protein powder vanilla, 1 Tbls ground flax, 1 Tbls chia seeds, frozen chunk of kale, 1 Tbls cacao)

Walked to grocery store

snack (11:45): dish of leftover cauliflower with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and kelp, a carrot that Beth decided she couldn’t eat (braces) and CLA & GLA supplements

dropped Beth off at work and ran errands then went to Sam’s Club

Lunch (3:00) no bake cookie, Salad with Bubbies Kraut and leftover coleslaw plus a dressing made from; Dijon mustard, flax oil, apple cider vinegar & dill; Smoked salmon

Shopping at Whole Foods

Glass of Kombucha, yum, raspberry flavored my favorite!

Brought Daniel his Magic Cards on campus

Picked Beth up from work

Dinner (7:00): Chicken stir-fry with broccoli, snap peas, carrots, mushrooms and onions. Mine didn’t have any sauce on it but I did add a sauce and lo-mein noodles to everyone else’s.

Worked in garden

Dessert (8:30): apple & a glass of wine

Before bed: 1 cup of cran/water mixed with ground psyllium husks

*I’m drinking my 64oz of cran/ water throughout the day until the pitcher is empty in the evening.

This morning’s weigh in: I lost .5 pound, which puts my total weight loss at 9.5 pounds. And I had to change my pants yesterday morning because the ones I was wearing were just too loose so I got to wear a pair of capris that I had not been fitting into! That’s really exciting!

Back on track with the diet

Even though my food choices were not 100% what the plan recommends I still lost 1.5 pounds yesterday, yeah! 1 more pound and I’ll have lost 10 pounds since the beginning of this journey 1 month ago. I got lots of walking in yesterday and 1 full minute on the re-bounder, I know pretty lame but it was better that the day before. Baby steps! I’m again out of all my fresh veggies so I’m to the store today to stock up on all the yummies. Salad mix, spinach, lemons, whatever veggies are looking good and are on sale, plus I’ll get pineapples and bananas for the other people in the house. I also want to pick up some salmon and chicken at whole foods, I’ve almost eaten all of Dan’s fish that he caught that’s been in the freezer. Good thing fishing season is starting up again. He’s going on 2 fishing trips while were in Seattle for about a week total. So we’ll hopefully be restocking the freezer with some Halibut. (Actually I don’t know what they’re fishing for, is it Halibut season in WA?)

Here’s what I ate yesterday:

Hot lemon toddy (hot water with ½ lemon juiced and a dash of ginger & cinnamon)

Walked with Ann for 30 min and listened to another podcast by the same author as the last one, Sarah Parent. For anyone that watched the segment on Discovery health about radical Parenting, her family was featured as the Radical Unschoolers. While the show was not great her podcasts really are. Anyway I was listening to Living a Positive Life which you can download for free on iTunes. And 1 whole min on the re-bounder.

CLA & GLA with cran/water

Breakfast (10:00): Fruit smoothie (1 cup frozen strawberries, 8oz cran/water, 1 scoop whey protein powder vanilla, 1 Tbls ground flax, 1 Tbls chia seeds, frozen chunk of kale, 1 Tbls cacao)

Lunch (1:00): Salad with Bubbies Kraut and leftover coleslaw plus a dressing made from; Dijon mustard, flax oil, apple cider vinegar & dill. I also had 2 deviled eggs made with 1 Tbls canola mayo

Snack (4:30): 1 healthy chocolate no-bake cookie, these are so yummy! My friend Janine came up with recipe (see below.) This is not on the diet but a have a container of them left over from the weekend so I’ll probably splurge and have 1 a day.

Walked for about 50 min while the kids were at ceramics

Walked again for about 45 min while Thomas was at soccer

Dinner (7:30): same salad that I had for lunch and steamed cauliflower (CLA & GLA)

Dessert (8:30): 1 cup cantaloupe

Before bed: 1 cup of cran/water mixed with ground psyllium husks

*I’m drinking my 64oz of cran/ water throughout the day until the pitcher is empty in the evening.

This morning’s weigh in: I lost 1.5 pound, yeah! Which puts my total weight loss at 9 pounds.

Healthy Chocolate No-Bake’s

Dump everything in the food processor

2 cups oats (you could substitute this with other nuts if you don’t want to use oats)

½ cup walnuts

½ cup flax meal

½ cup cacao (this time I used ¼ c cacao & ¼ c carob, you can also use unsweetened cocoa powder if that’s all you have)

½ cup shredded coconut

1 tea vanilla

¾ cup peanut butter

Start blending everything together

Drizzle in while food processor is running ¾ cup maple syrup

Then I roll the batter into balls, flatten like a cookie and dehydrate at 115 for 1 hours to just dry them out a little bit. You could also put them in the over at the lowest temp for about 15 min. Or you can just eat them “raw” they are so yummy! And this recipe is very flexible, if there is something you want to change go ahead and substitute something else or just leave it out.