Last week: 215 pounds
This week: 212pounds
This week: 212pounds
I'm disappointed. I was hoping that all of that 4 pound gain from last week was all water weight and I would be back to 211 today. I ate much better! How can all of this salad be turning to fat?
The Plan from last week:
I worked out 3 times. Still having issues with my stupid knee so I bought a Ace Brace for it but my knee is so fat that it cuts the circulation off to my leg. I totally understand that my knee is mad at me for putting so much weight and pressure on it but DOOD...I'm trying to do something about it! It's like a catch 22. I need to lose weight, but I can't move as much as I'd like so that I can lose weight. I'm getting really good at the Bend and Snap and we are eating a lot more veggies and salad. I did drink wine. But now it's gone and I'm not going to buy anymore. I did find out why my brother in law is losing 5 lbs a week. Check out his sample meal for a day.
Breakfast Whey Protein Shake 110 Calories
Snack 3 Kiwi's 108 Calories
Lunch Cabbage Soup 77 Calories
Snack Asparagus (2 Cups) 79 Calories
Dinner Whey Protein Shake 110 Calories
That's ONLY 484 calories!
The Plan for Week Six:
Exercise 4 timesI have a application on my iPhone for meditating and they have a couple choices...one helps you fall asleep, one for chilling out and one for emotional eating. I am going to test drive a couple of these and see if they can help me relax.
Drink More Water
Drink less Soda
Meditate for 10 minutes each day
I am struggling to get my workouts done because of a recent development in our house. My little boy...has learned to climb out of his crib and is waking up at 6:30 am each day. I normally get up at 5:30am, exercise then shower and get dressed. He is messing up my routine because I am usually just finishing my work out when he wakes up and needs me. He also has decided that he doesn't need a nap and when I try to put him down...he climbs out. Nap time is when I relax, finish household chores and read. I am going to have to find a way to fit my exercise in this time too. I'll let you know how it goes...
Question of the Week: Share with us a healthy recipe.
I made this last week for Earth Day and it was a huge hit with hubby and the kids. We will be making this all summer! I used my new favorite dressing on the salad and it went great with the apples and pecans. Here are all of the recipes I have labeled HEALTHY on my Food Blog.
Grilled Chicken and Fruit Kabobs
1 cup lemon juiceIn a flat glass container mix together the lemon juice, juice from pineapple can, salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add cubed chicken and marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
2 (8 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, juice reserved
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
1 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
24 large strawberries
Preheat grill to medium heat.
In a bowl mix together the melted butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg.
Spray Pam on the grill grate. Using soaked wooden skewers arrange chicken, pineapple chunks and whole strawberries on each stick. Brush kabobs with butter mix and place on grill and cook, turning, until chicken is cooked through and strawberries are sizzling. Approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
Greens and Apple Salad
6 ounces pecans, coarsely choppedHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Toast pecans on baking sheet 5 minutes, until lightly toasted.
1½ pounds mixed greens
3 Gala apples, coarsely chopped or sliced
1 red onion, coarsely chopped
In large serving bowl combine greens, pecans, apples and red onion. Toss to combine.
recipes adapted from Kaboose.com
As promised...here is my *before* picture. I tired to pick an outfit that I could wear for every picture and I'm surprised at what I look like. When I look in the mirror...I don't think I look this big (do I have fatarexia) and I hope that isn't the expression that's on my face all the time....I thought I was smiling. And one of my legs is obviously shorter than the other.....