Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Good news for the end of July

Good morning everyone, it's early here but right now it's the most realistic part of my day to share. Good news!!!! I have meet my goal for July and I am down from 145 to 140!!! Whoo Hoo!! My next goal is to get to 135. I've been working hard hitting the gym, I love group exercise classes, I find that I work harder in them than I do on my own. We have basically been doing the fast track for the past several weeks so we can eat some of the yummy summer fruit, but starting next week we will go back to the regular bfc. We are going camping with our family and hubby told me last night he wants to be able to eat some sandwiches while we are camping.

I have been sitting on an article from a free weekly paper the Pinch that has some helpful tips about weight loss in the summer. "5 Surprising Summer Habits that Pack on the Pounds"

1. Load Up on Sugar (duh lol) most processed foods are full of sugar, but added sugar can also be found in processed meats.
2. Skimp on Protein and Fat: people who eat protein and fat in every meal are less likely to overeat.
3. Eat more Breakfast Cereal, which won't keep you full very long.
4. Fill up on Fruit and Fruit Juice...sugar sugar sugar. A good way to balance out fruit and vegetable intake is to eat 3-4 servings non-starchy veggies with each serving of fruit.
5. Reward Yourself after every Workout: it doesn't take much to offset what you burn in a workout.

Number 5 Don't reward yourself after every workout is the tip that works best for me it is so easy for me to think "I worked out this morning and a little of ___ won't hurt" I have been good lately not giving in to that thought, I have been staying away from all the sugary carby goodness at work.

I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the wonderful summer weather while we have it!!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hello friends, I know I have been absent for awhile but don't worry I haven't fallen off the wagon I've just been enjoying summer. Today hubby and I went to an Oil and Vinegar store and bought some yummy olive oil and balsamic vinegar to make our own dressing...I am so excited to try it on my hearty salad for lunch tomorrow.

I just started reading a book called "Cooking with Coconut Flour" by Bruce Fife N.D. that my Mom gave me to borrow. In the first several pages he says some interesting things that I did not know:
  • Most gluten-free products are high in carb, few gluten-free alternatives are gluten free and low in carb
  • Coconut flour is low in digestible carbs and full of fiber
  • Coconut flour is considered hypoallergenic because few are allergic to it
I found that info very interesting because I often find myself, like many others thinking that gluten-free is somehow healthier, just as we used to think that anything low in fat, or fat-free was healthier. I also have a paleo cookbook and an almond flour cookbook to look at from my Mom. When I am finished I will share my thoughts. I know many of you are getting away from the coconut and almond flour goodies because you feel they are too fattening. At this point I'm not sure what I think.

That's pretty much all for now, I want to get some more reading in before bedtime. I hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow. Big hugs :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hello everyone, this afternoon I listened to "The Truth About Sweeteners" by Dr. David Getoff...WOW. I agree with what Rosalie said the other day about never buying truvia again, I honestly had no idea that not all stevia products are not created equal. I am trying to wrap my mind around all that he said.

I am proud to say that I have been staying away from the wheat thins and cheez-its at work!!!! Whooo Hooo! I have been drinking a ton of water, I read that if we are not well hydrated our metabolism goes down 3%. My discipline is paying off I am down 2.5 lbs :) yeah!!! I feel super motivated to keep being good, my goal is to be 140 by the end of July.

That's about all I have to say for now I just finished making lunches for tomorrow and after I jump on pinterest it's time for bed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Things are good

Hello everyone, I have had a hard time thinking about what to blog lately. I haven't fallen off the wagon actually hubby and I are doing great food and exercise wise. I looked back at my journal for June and I was surprised to see that I did better than I thought I did. I drank less and exercised more, although I didn't write down every time I cheated at work, but this is a new month and I am being more disciplined. I am not letting the cheez-it's and wheat thins have any power over me :)

We have been eating a lot of grilled food and salads lately and I can tell a difference in both of us. Instead of throwing away my old sugar I have been making sugar scrubs I got the idea from pinterest. This morning I made one with brown and white sugar, grape seed oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil and jojoba oil. My skin feels soft and amazing, I would really rather go to the lake than work this morning :) Well, I guess that's all for now I need to finish getting ready for work. Have a wonderful day everyone :)

Cute Christmas gift idea.