Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pluggin away

Hello sister friends, I am happy to share that I am down another 1.5 lbs for a total of 4.5 lbs so far and I feel good. Hubby did not get an accurate weigh in on Saturday because he drank several beers on Friday, and beer seems to pack a lot of bloat the next day. Hubby is the kind of guy that will often find himself too busy to take the time to eat, lately I have been making him  turkey wraps with the smart and delicious low carb tortilla, laughing cow cheese, baby spinach and sprouts. I wrap it up in parchment paper and then saran wrap and everything stays nicely together and its easy to unwrap and eat on the go. I have also started making him some hearty protein shakes to eat on the go. I have been using Jay Robb chocolate protein powder, PB2 peanut butter, unsweetened almond milk, oatmeal, plain greek yogurt and berries or banana. A shake like this really has enough protein and carb to keep you feeling full and satisfied as if you had eaten a meal.

That's about all I have to say right now, nothing too exciting is happening over here. I have been good about getting up early and getting my butt to the gym, recently I have started going to spinning and pilates. They are both kicking my butt I feel sore and tired all the time. I hope everyone is having a good week :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Back at it, but trying a different approach

At Pikes Market on our Anniversary Trip.
Hi girls, it's been awhile since I posted to be honest I was feeling very discouraged. In March after hubby's bday I gained three lbs :( and I thought yikes I better get on top of this fast. Hubby and I were so far off the wagon it wasn't even funny, and we were in denial over the whole thing. Several of the girls at work are doing weight watchers online, I asked hubby if he would want to sign up for a three month special they were offering. He said yes with the exception that when we took our 5 year anniversary trip to Seattle he was going to eat whatever he wanted.

It feels weird to be sharing about doing WW since the title of my blog is Katies-bfc, but it's helping us to get back on track. The changes that we are making are pretty much common sense diet/health stuff for whatever diet/lifestyle plan. I had gotten away from portion control and keeping track of what I was really eating and drinking. I think it's easier to lie to yourself about what you are really up to if you don't keep track. I am really finding that using my kitchen scale to be helpful in measuring out cheese and wine. A five ounce glass of wine in much different than when I just pour it on my own.

I am down 3 lbs and hubby is down 13, I'm sure we would be down even more if we had been more strict on our anniversary trip to Seattle, but we have made peace with that. I know some of you watch Top Chef do you remember when they cooked at SkyCity the restaurant on top of the space needle? Hubby and I had lunch up there and it was AMAZING and so much fun.

Lunch at SkyCity
We are trying to apply what we learned from when we were really doing good on the bfc by eating better carbs and staying low sugar and being careful about fake sugar. In June we are taking a trip down to  Texas to see friends from the Military in the Dallas  Fort Worth and Austin areas so we are feeling very motivated to be looking good in our summer clothes. We are also talking about starting to try to get pregnant and everything I have read about pregnancy says to try to be at a good healthy weight before getting pregnant. They also say that if a man is in good health and at a good weight he is more likely to produce healthy sperm. To me it doesn't feel like a  good time to try to get pregnant, but it's finally clicked that if we wait until "the right time" it will never come or it will pass us by.

In other news hubby and I have been busy spring cleaning. Yesterday I spent a good part of the day at the laundry mat washing blankets and our comforter. It feels sooo good to have that done because I had been putting it off for awhile. Hubby and his boss spent yesterday tearing out bushes from the yard. I have also been trying hard to get more exercise in. Yesterday I took my first spinning class with some girls from work, I have been wanting to do that for awhile but I was afraid to go by myself. I gotta tell ya it feels good to really be working on the things I need to and not just talking about what I know I need to do. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend everyone :)
From the Space Needle