Quick update, I have a massive stomach ache! WAAAAAAAAY over did it today at the birthday party. After eating good all week - I went overboard and I am paying for it now.
Morning: Banana smoothie Late morning: Green olives mixed with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil & 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar and non fat feta cheese (this was actually good) Lunchtime: TOATLLY SKIPPED THIS>>>>>Spinach and watercress soup, salad Mid afternoon: Chicken Holiday Chicken breast, approx 10 french fries, handful peanut M & M's and a a slice of ice cream birthday cake Evening: NOTHING...over did it at the birthday party
Sorry for the really short update, I just need to lay down with a heating pad on my stomach (seriously I am in pain)...I lost all self control today...temptations presented themselves and I took advantage and now I am paying
Tomorrow will be a better day!
Not looking back at my mistakes (s), looking forward to better (more focused) days ahead!
Another little drop on the scale this morning - always a Motivator!!
Morning: Green Smoothie
Late morning: (skipped snack, in morning meeting) Three bean salad
Lunchtime: Chicken and vegetable soup (easy out - used Progresso Vegetable Soup), tomato salad (chopped tomatoes, little red onion, italian seasonings and a little olive oil & red wine vinegar)
Mid afternoon: Red peppers, baby carrots with cottage cheese
Evening: Quick Chicken (I prefere not to eat lamb) - rubbed chicken with lemon zest and a pinch of cinnamon mixed with a splash of olive oil and grilled for about 6-7 minutes on each side. Heated 1/4 cup orange juice and red pepper flakes, poured over chicken before serving. I made (2) chicken breasts - just easier for both me and hubby tonight!
We have a busy weekend ahead of us...so my updates will be sporatic! A birthday party tomorrow and Sunday a full day in an ice cold big warehouse - friend of hubby's is cleaning out and gave us opportunity to go in once last time to see if we want anything.
End of the work week and FINALLY the weekend!
So far a good week on my end - I hope yours had some success too!!
Late night at my sister's and an early morning drive home so I could get to work semi-on time.
Skipping kickboxing again tonight, it's my last class for this session. I am just beat from last night. I have not re-signed for next session as I am unsure how many classes I will actually be able to make. My focus is on helping my sister get better and if she needs me, I have to be there. I have put a request out to the class organizer to see if I can pay as I go for the next 1-2 sessions so at least I can have the option to go, if I do have the free time. For the time being, it looks like I will be doing the majority of my exercing at home when I can.
We all have things in our lives that throw a monkey wrench into what our "Planned" route is and that is always going to be an issue when you are dieting in the real world. None of us (I do not think anyway) are models, actors, etc., that can step away from everything to focus just on our exercise and/or diet and devote 100% to it. Families, jobs, emergencies all come into play and yes, even birthday's, vacations, etc. Skipping off a diet temporarily is going to happen. No reason to beat yourself up about it. It's life and sometimes life sucks. But we work with it and do the best we can and in doing the best we can, is satisfaction in itself. No matter how big or how small a weight loss you have this week, this month or this year and/or how much longer you exercise - you still did it.
Be Proud and continue to push further - speed bumps happen.
Morning: Green smoothie (spinach, mango, banana, water) Late morning: Chopped cold chicken, one sliced tomato, handful of nuts (cashews & almonds) Lunchtime: Pea, mint and lettuce soup (Recipe Below - I did NOT have, opted for Chicken broth again with pearl barley) small side salad with 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar Mid afternoon: Baby carrots & sliced cucumbers with Trader Joe's salsa Evening: Spicy Shrimp (I skipped the yogurt topping)
PEA, MINT AND LETTUCE SOUP Recipe
Bring 2 cups of vegetable stock to the boil in a pan. Add 1 cup of frozen peas and simmer until tender. Add six large green lettuce leaves, washed and shredded, and a handful of chopped mint leaves, simmer for a couple more minutes, whizz in the blender.
I just couldn't do it. Peas and lettuce - just did not sound appetizing.
Spicy Shrimp (Prawns) Recipe
Sauté a small finely sliced onion in 1tsp sesame oil until soft. Add 1tsp turmeric, two crushed garlic cloves, 2cm grated fresh ginger and 2tsps chilli flakes. Cook for a few minutes until you end up with a rough, fragrant paste.
Add a can of chopped tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, adding a splash of water if required. Stir in 8 medium to large raw peeled shrimp and cook until pink. Serve with a dollop of natural yogurt.
The shrimp were delicious! If you get a chance try this recipe!
Heading to bed now (I know it's only about 8pm) but I am beat!
Got a 1/2 hour walk in last night along with 15 minutes of basic leg lifts and arm circles....Woke up refreshed and today I got that 1/2 lunchtime walk (it helped that it was 50 degrees outside and not windy).
With as much as I am not a fan of exercise - I will admit once I am doing it - I feel good!
Morning: 1 -1/2 cup cubed watermelon, cantalope and honeydew melons Late morning: Baby carrots, cauliflower & broccoli with roasted red pepper hummus Lunchtime: Chicken broth with pearl barley, salad Mid afternoon: HB egg, 3 slices Boars Head low sodium ham Evening: Sauteed chopped tomato and squash with curry and put over 1/2 cup rice, made a raw spinach salad for the side (used a little olive oil and salt & pepper)
Added a little rice at dinner (I am not a fan of curry) and I needed a little more substance, I changed up the beef broth for chicken broth at lunchtime. I pre-boiled the barley at home and heated up the broth at work and just mixed the cold barley into the broth at lunchtime (worked like a charm!)
Good day and looking forward to tonight. Hanging with my sister and I am going to try and get her into a weekly ritual of True Blood or Dexter - I rented both season 1's from library and letting her make the choice which one to start with.
Gotta run....I hope your day was GREAT!!!
NEVER BE INTIMIDATED BY SOMEONE WHO COPIES YOU. THE ORIGINAL IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE SEQUEL.
A New beginning....back on track and didn't gain any weight over the last few days! Feeling good that the first diet I chose has a balanced mix of all healthy items in addition to the fact that I am eating all through the day.
Breakfast: Banana & Mango smoothies Mid Morning Snack: handfull almonds (about 20) Lunch: Progresso penne pasta (I took 1/2 the pasta out) with a side salad (lettuce tomatoes, cucumbers with olive oil & red wine vinegar) Mid Afternoon Snack: (3) Ryvita Crakers and HB egg Dinner: Pan seared Tilapia in small amount of olive oil, squeeze of lemon over cooked fish with a 1 bag steamed cauliflower and a sliced tomato
Satisfied and full. I had slacked off on my water intake the last two weeks, but today I made sure to get more in and my many trips to the bathroom are proof I needed the flush!
Dinner tonight a little later as I finally got back to the dentist for my replacement cap. It feels good knowing that my tooth won't fall out as I am speaking (not attractive).
It's amazing to me that with all the diets I have done - there are still enough out there for me to continue - which is good on my end as I have more weight I still want to lose.
I hope your day went well and you are ENERGIZED and FOCUSED on your health!
Have a TERRIFIC night!
LET YOUR SMILE CHANGE THE WORLD, DON'T EVER LET THE WORLD CHANGE YOUR SMILE