Weigh In Day

Today was weigh in day.

The scale was not a great friend today…

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Honestly, I expected this after losing 6.2 pounds last week.

Despite the scale, I think I had a really good week!

I tracked every bite that went in my mouth (including my dad’s potato salad on Easter-one of my favorite foods).

I made all my food, except Friday night when the family had pizza and I had a take out salad.

This week two new recipes I made were Skinnytaste’s Lemon Dijon Chicken and Korean Beef Bowl.

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Both were very easy recipes and although I liked both, I really liked the Korean Beef Bowl.

I didn’t think the amount of sauce would flavor all the beef, but after simmering for a while, it was very flavorful (even better the next day at lunch).

I worked out 6/7 days.

Workouts this week were:

  • 21 Day Fix Kill Cupcake
  • 3 mile walk on Easter Morning
  • 21 Day Fix Total Body Cardio
  • 21 Day Fix Upper Fix
  • 21 Day Fix Lower Fix
  • work-no workout…although I was busy at work
  • 21 Day Fix Cardio Fix
  • I was >9K steps each day
  • Met my weight watcher fit point goals for the week

I love the 21 Day Fix work out because they are 30 minutes.

This was school vacation, so it was a short enough timeframe for me to exercise before the kids became bored and interrupted me.

All in all, I think thats a good week!

I need to rethink my fruit intake.

I have a berries, bananas and oranges practically every day.

I’m sure the natural sugar is not my weight loss friend.

Have a good week!

WW Week 2

Total loss: 6.4 pounds

Food Reboot

Starting January 1st, I decided to get serious about losing the 17 pounds I sadly let creep back on after losing 50+ pounds of pregnancy weight.

I’m trying not to beat myself up about it, but I’m disappointed in myself.

Since January 1st, I have done a good job (I think a pretty darn good job) of getting my exercise, steps and work outs in.

But the weight did not change.

A friend said she wanted to return to weight watchers and needed motivation.

Well, things are easier with a buddy, so I bought a 6 month pass.

No excuses.

Then a friend in California decided to do it, so now I have two WW buddies.

The plan has changed since I did it 4 years ago (I became pregnant with my daughter 5 months postpartum so I had to stop the program).

I like the changes they have made!

Boy, has the point system been eye opening for me.

Those “healthy choices” I thought I was making?

Not so much.

I can’t tell you how many times I have put something down after seeing the point value and reached for an apple or orange instead.

I used all my daily points and a few weekly points and never felt hungry.

I walked almost every day, went to my Monday night spin class and did a few 21 Day Fix workouts.

Today was weigh in day.

Down 6.2 pounds!

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I know that is just the “first week rush”, but it is darn motivating!

I also am trying to expand our dinner repertoire here at Summer Street.

This weeks choice, Skinnytaste’s Korean Chicken.

SOOOOO good!

I broiled it and had it for dinner and lunch the next day with some roasted asparagus.

Definitely a keeper, especially when we have the grill set up for the summer!

Hope to report there is less of me next Saturday!

Have a good week!

 

On a whim…

At the library I saw Trisha Yearwood’s Trisha’s Table on the shelf.

I love her cooking show, so into my book pile it went.

Rarely do I actually have all the ingredients for a recipe the day I take out the cookbook, but I did this time!

In fact, I had been looking for a recipe for some ground turkey I picked up at Trader Joes.

Perfect base for her Cornbread-Chili Casserole.

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Seriously, when do you ever have Jiffy Cornbread mix in the pantry?  Yet, there it was sitting on the shelf!

Easy to make:

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Quick to bake:

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Yummy with some cheddar cheese and a dollop of greek yogurt:

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Looking for a good dessert?

I recommend Trisha’s Key Lime Cake!  Soooooo good!

Spring is on its way!

In our neck of the woods, one way you know spring is on its way is Sullivan’s opens for the season!

Located in South Boston, it’s yearly opening is reported on the news and is a big deal to my husband.  Since we met, we have always gone to Sullivan’s opening weekend for hot dogs and fries…no matter what the weather (he LOVES hotdogs).

So off we went today and as an added bonus it was 55 lovely degrees with a bright blue sky!

 

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The food line stretched past the parking lot but there was lots of green space to run around while we waited.

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I hope you all had a great weekend!

 

Nutrition Reboot

So far, my exercise plan for 2016 has been right on track.

I have been doing at least two runs per week.  I joined our local YMCA and have become a Monday Night Spin regular. I have been doing 21 Day Fix workouts and 90% of the time have been exceeding my daily step goal.

However, my food and nutrition have been lacking.

Time for that to change.  I never felt as good as when I was eating clean using The 21 Day Fix program.

Officially, I am starting 21 Day Fix Extreme tomorrow. Today I’ll be recording my weight and my measurements.

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Today was all about food prep.

Mostly recipes from Fixate, I am set for some healthy/portion size controlled eating this week.

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Today I made the following:

Hardboiled eggs

Steel cut oats with organic brown sugar

Fixate Quinoa Salad (to be used as a side or main dish with shredded chicken)

Shredded Chicken to use for Fixate Chicken Salad and Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Fixate Honey Mustard Dressing, to use for chicken salad (Delicious!)

Taco meat to use with Zoodles and Zucchini boats

Fixate Peanutty Peanut Butter Squares (sweet tooth control)

I have lots of fruit ready for Shakelolgy smoothies, quick snacks and sides at lunch.  I also have almonds ready for snack at work.

Eating healthy is a challenge and its best if I am not caught unprepared.

Hopefully, I’ll survive the Extreme workouts!

Have a great week!

 

 

Fixate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Continuing on my quest to make many of the recipes in the Fixate CookBook, I tackled Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I did not have almond flour, so I used white whole wheat flour.

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Changes I needed to make:

~ I had to add a small amount of almond milk as my dough was too crumbly (attributing this to my use of whole wheat flour)

~ Decrease baking time to 10 minutes

I would say (for me) these are more like chocolate chip scones.  They were tasty and a hit with my 3 year old!

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Squash, Peppers, Kidney Beans with Spicy Dressing
Squash, Peppers, Kidney Beans with Spicy Dressing
Steel Cut Oats, Craisons & Coconut
Steel Cut Oats, Craisons & Coconut
Fixate Meatballs
Fixate Meatballs
Zucchini, Peppers, Onions & Chicken
Zucchini, Peppers, Onions & Chicken

Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

Fixate Quinoa Salad
Fixate Quinoa Salad

Fixate

I received my Fixate Cookbook and I am a happy girl!

I love that all the nutritional information is listed, as are the container counts.

The big plus is my husband has liked everything I have made so far!

First up was Fixate Chili, made with red wine.  So, so good!

Interested in your own copy?
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