Saturday, June 30, 2012

Good morning everyone!!! First of all have you guys noticed that it seems tons of words are underlined and now have links to them???? What's up with that??? And does anyone know how to disable it? ???It annoys me that the things I say have links to them that I did not put there.

What a week it felt like it draged on and on, mostly because work was slow but I had several late days because although it was slow things did not end early. Monday we looked at the house that we are in the process of buying :) The renters recently moved out so we were able to see it empty for the first time, which was very helpful to get a better picture of what shape the house is in. Things have been moving VERY SLOWLY because the house is in short sale. Our parents came with us on Monday and they had a lot of good ideas and suggestions, even though hubby and I are entering our 30's it still feels good to get our parents opinions on things :)

Foodwise it was  a good week for me I did really good staying away from all the sweets and carby things at work, and I stayed strong in my decision to not have any alcohol for awhile. The quote I posted from Dr. Atkins about alcohol postponing weight loss really hit home with me. This will be a challenge for me because I really enjoy a nice glass of wine after a long day, or a cold beer on a hot summer day.....but I am ready to stop making excuses and just to make some sacrifices to get to where I want to be. I feel like I talk about alcohol a lot and if any of you are wondering if I have a problem I want to assure you I don't. It is just a struggle for me because it's something I enjoy.

So that's what I've been up to lately, just pluggin along trying to be good, waiting for news on our house. I hope everyone has a nice weekend :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Motivation Monday!Hello everyone, I am so happy to share that the past several days have been very successful for me!!! I have stayed strong and I haven't eaten any snacky junky food at work. Even though there has been plenty of opportunity do so. Sometimes I feel like I work in Sugar City in the State of Carbohydrates, there is always something sweet and very belly unfriendly. I keep telling myself that I just need to stay away, no cheating allowed. I have realized that it is just easier to stay away all together than to have just a bite or a taste of anything, doing that just makes me want to eat more.

7g of sugar in these mini sugar cookies
Last week when I was cheating at work I ate one mini lofthouse sugar cookie, I thought it's just a mini cookie and when is the last time I had a sugar cookie. I totally justified it to myself. Anyway, that one stinkin mini sugar cookie had 7g of sugar. Eating that much sugar in one little cookie is not what I need to be doing to get where I want to be. I want to be healthy, fit, toned, firm, happy and at a good pre-pregnancy weight for the time that hubby and I start trying to have babies. All of this requires putting in work, setting goals and sticking to them. Tomorrow we are having another pot-luck at work I'm sure there will be tons of tempting goodies, but I am in a better place than I was during last week's pot-luck, and I know I won't be cheating with those mini sugar cookies.


fitness inspiration, #weightloss

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Much better today

Hello everyone, thanks for the great supportive comments!!! I am feeling much much better about things. Yesterday I went to the gym and had a good workout, I then spent a good portion of the evening journaling. I am in the process of making an action plan for myself in 6 months I turn 30, I want to be in a good place to start a new decade. I am setting goals and making a step by step plan of how to reach them. I feel that I am finally setting myself up for SUCCESS!!!

As far as food goes I have decided to make some delicious filling veggie soups or salads to fill me up at work, and practice some discipline when it comes to wheat thins and cheezits...I like how Trina put it that like an alcoholic she can't have just one of anything she shouldn't. I think that is a good way to look at things and it will help me to stay away from the junk. I also agree with Kay, I have had my best success when I give up alcohol for awhile. Alcohol gives us calories with no other nutrition, and it loosens my resolve to lose weight. I saw a quote yesterday from Dr. Atkins that makes a ton of sense to me:

"Here's the problem with all alcoholic beverages, and the reason I recommend refraining from alcohol consumption on the diet. Alcohol, whenever taken in, is the first fuel to burn. While that's going on, your body will not burn fat. This does not stop the weight loss, it simply postpones it." Dr. Atkins

With that said I have picked myself up from my cheating ways, and I have decided that NO cheating is ok. My goal is to be fit, slim, healthy, toned and cheating simply won't help me get there. I am gonna work very hard to get back into the zone and get away from emotional eating. I hope everyone had a nice weekend, I will talk to you guys later :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hello everyone, I am frustrated and annoyed with myself and I have had a hard time wanting to even get on blogger to read your blogs and to share. I was doing great until last weekend. Saturday we had my folks over for dinner we had lots of yummy bfc approved food I just ate too much...we had burgers I ate a whole wheat bun 5g of sugar, homemade fries, salad, wine (2 glasses) and a clemmy O for dessert. Nothing too crazy but I know between the carbs from the hamburger bun, potatoes it was too much. Sunday we had a bbq at my in-laws for Father's day, I ate too many cheese potatoes and several glasses of wine, although I did good resisting pie and ice cream for dessert.

I wasn't much better during the work week, I ate wheat thins with my lunch and when hubby and I went out to dinner on Wednesday for a much needed night out I drank an Italian Sidecar which is a vodka drink my co-worker has been raving about with pellegrino orange which had 20g of sugar alone....What is wrong with me? Where has my discipline and self-control gone? I have been listening to the voice in my head that says "It's ok,  you never eat this, you deserve it and it won't count" I don't know what to do with myself. I am back on the straight and narrow again but I need to put the kabosh on all this cheating. I feel crummy from all the extra carbs and sugar. If anyone has any helpful suggestions on how to quit cheating so much I would love to hear them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My mood matches our weather, I feel gray and after I finish this I am off to the gym for a good workout. I am drinking lots of water today and I am hoping to feel better tomorrow.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Checking in Short and Sweet

Hello everyone, thank you for the nice comments. It feels so good to be back in the swing of things. Yesterday we went over to my folks for dinner my Mom made salmon with natures hollow apricot jam and horseradish, and we had zucchini and asparagus and clemmy o's for dessert. It was a very belly good meal. My folks are doing the bfc and they look good, I am proud of them :)

I am also very proud of my hubby he got his lab results back from his yearly physical and he lowered his cholesterol from last year :) We are working together to figure out how to make the bfc work the best for us and to be the healthy and fit people we want to be.

Well, I guess that's all for now I just wanted to check in and share some observations on how the bfc is positively affecting those close to me.
I love peonies and I have some that look just like these sitting on my dining room table.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

It has been a good week :)

Hello everyone, things over here are good hubby and I are practicing some discipline and we are being faithful to the BFC. I am really proud of us, we are on the straight and narrow and we haven't been cheating. Yesterday we went and saw the alien movie Promethus no high sugar or carb snacks for us we had a cup of coffee because we went to the 10 o'clock showing. I think I like watching movies at home better, I like to stretch out on the couch and  be able to pause the movie for potty breaks.

Today we were both sore from working out and we decided to go to the gym and sit in the hot tub, sauna and steam room...and it was heaven. We came home feeling so relaxed and refreshed. It felt good to relax in a way that didn't involve food or drinks.

TRUE! I have been on pinterest pinning diet/fitness inspiration like a mad woman, it may sound corny but I am really finding it inspirational and helpful. It was last Saturday when I really realized that I wasn't doing as good as I thought I was when I realized my jeans were too snug. Since then I have been making better choices I have written everything down that has gone in my mouth, I have measured food instead of eyeballing it no cheezits or wheat thins at work even though they were calling my  name, lots of water, blogging more frequently, less wine and consistent exercise. It feels sooo good to be back in the swing of things, I like knowing that I am doing good not just thinking that I am doing good.
 I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, it's rainy and cold up here which gave me a good excuse to take a long nap :)

6 Tips for Weight Loss

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Here I am for the weight loss party

Weight loss journalHello friends, thanks for the encouragement. Right now I feel pretty good that I am following through with being more present in the blog community. I am finding it very helpful to use my food journal again. For me it's an outlet where I can vent about everything, I have come to realize that there are a lot of things that I don't want to keep bottled up inside, but I need to be careful about what I share. When I have been faithful about journaling in the past I have felt more at peace and I have been more successful with my weight and fitness. I have a quote from Kay that I absolutely love and I have written it on the inside cover of my journal: "I really think we all do better when the BFC is forefront in our minds. Blogging, reading the blogs, getting inspired...they all go together" Her words really inspire me I agree we all do best when the bfc is forefront in our minds, if it's not it is so easy to get sidetracked and fall off the straight and narrow.

I have been looking for diet/fitness inspiration on pinterest, here are some of the things I found that inspire me :)
motivationWhy I love weight watchers


Monday, June 4, 2012


Hello my friends, I'm embarrassed to say that I have gained weight :( It's crazy that I didn't notice I feel good, but Saturday I went to put on my jeans and it was not good, then to see what the real damage was I got on the scale...yikes 145. I realized that I must have been living in the famous state of Denial. Denial because I really thought I was doing good except for little cheats here and there because I just plain wanted them and I thought I deserved them. Since I haven't been fully plugged into the bfc community lately I was a little out of touch with what I was really up to. Well, I had the "come to Jesus" talk with myself over the weekend and I decided that I need to get back to purposeful, mindful eating. I've also started food journaling again, if it goes in my mouth I have to write it down, doing that really makes me aware of what I am really up to.

I am glad to be out of denial, I plan to be more plugged in by blogging and commenting on others blogs. I am journaling my food and I am taking advantage of our new gym membership. I feel actually kinda refreshed to have had this epiphany about myself and my plan to lose the extra lbs and get back on track.

I am not discouraged or depressed about the extra weight, I am committed to getting back on track and figuring out better ways of making this work long term. I turn 30 in January and I've been doing a lot of thinking about where I want to be then and how to get there.

If you have been living in a state of denial like I have, it's ok...just pick yourself up and start again. Start being mindful and intentional about what you put into your mouth. I will be more faithful in posting about my journey to getting back on track, together we can do this.

Thank you everyone for the nice comments on my last post, Kim I would love to know how you make greek yogurt :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hello everyone, can you believe June is here, where did May go? May was a good month for us, the bank did not accept our offer on the house (which is fine becasue we gave them a low offer to see what they would say) but we accepted their counter offer :) :) :)  Sometime this summer we could be in our first house :) Last week was my last body fit and zumba classes that I took through the parks and rec program :( Hubby and I decided that since I have come to love the group exercise classes it would be more cost effective to join a gym. Last weekend we became members at our local YMCA :) I have already taken two zumba classes and I look forward to trying out more classes. This is the first time that I have worked out in a gym since hubby was in the Marine Corps and I worked out on base.

Hubby and I have been having a more of a cold cereal version of the make ahead oatmeal smoothies I talked about recently.
Image Detail327 calories, 26.5g carb, 2g sugar and 7.9g fiber.
1/4c old fashioned oatmeal
1c unsweetned coconut milk or almond
1T chia seeds
1T whole flax seeds
1T barleans
1/4c Trader Joe's 2% Greek style lowfat plain yogurt

I love Trader Joe's Greek Style 2% lowfat plain yogurt. It has the lowest ammount of sugar that I have found in plain greek yogurt. For one cup it has 5g sugar, 9g carb, 24g protein and 160 calories. I often just use 1/4c or 1/2c at a time for even lower sugar. And for 16 oz I paid $2.79.

I guess that is all for now, I hope eveyone is having a nice weeknd. P.S. this is my 300th post :)