Thursday, March 31, 2011

This morning I was getting ready to take the pup out for her morning walk and on a whim decided to try on my old raincoat... and imagine my surprise when it actually fit.  Albeit a little snug around the hips, but it zipped!

I think I needed that little boost after stepping on the scale and seeing that I jumped up 0.5lb.  I'm not the best about drinking water, so I know I need to really start with that.  If only coffee and tea counted as water.  I'd have that beat for sure!

Here's what my day will look like:
B - Warm Quinoa Cereal with Skim Milk & Almonds and a pot of coffee (it's french press, so it's only 8c of coffee!)
S1 - Cottage Cheese and Banana
L - Egg Whites on Toast with Earth Balance Spread
S2 - Strawberries, Banana, Yogurt, Almond Milk and Flax blended with a scoop of protein powder
D - Clean Spaghetti and Meatball Casserole (I'm reallllly looking forward to this!)
S3 - Apple with Almond Butter (if needed)

and on an even happier note in 4 months we'll be out east enjoying Arcade Fire and U2... pretty sure I'm more excited about Arcade Fire right now.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Last July I had a moment.  A moment when I realized just how much weight I had gained.  I had a 1 year old and I need to be here for him.  Since then I've lost 43lbs.  

Recently I've been stuck in a rut.  I've hit a plateau.  No real weight loss and no initiative to be active.  I need to be accountable to somebody, so here I am.  Sadly simply chasing my (almost) 2 year old around the house and going on 'walks' with him just aren't going to cut it, since we usually just end up at the playground.

This morning I did Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown without considering the fact that I work tonight.  My legs now feel like Jell-O, but I do feel better.

So wish me luck on this journey - I still have a long way to go and I'm really hoping that amping up my clean eating and activity level will really help.