Tuesday, June 21, 2011


How did I gain 2 pounds? I'm hoping it's muscle cause I feel amazing! I feel thinner & clothes fit better. I have been working out daily with a set of dumb bells, so my guess is that it's muscle.

I started logging my food again today. I'm trying to experiment with how my body reacts to food. If I end up losing a good amount of weight one week, I can look back at what I ate & try and repeat it.

I'm trying to stick around 300 calories per meal w/ 100 calorie snacks in between. That seems healthy.

For breakfast I made my smoothie. I was amazed to see that it had 30 grams of protein in it. That's a lot! I had it directly after my weights workout, and am going to try and continue that trend. I could drink this smoothie everyday for the rest of my life, it is that delicious.

1 cup frozen fruit (I use strawberries that I picked)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 dropper of Stevia
1 scoop 365 Whey Protein Powder
1 scoop Super Grass Chocolate Powder

Soooooo gooooood. It comes to about 300 calories, 4 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber and 30 grams of protein. It's very good for you too!

Tonight after dinner I'm going to make Justin do a looooong workout with me. He's in for a world of hurt.

Friday, June 17, 2011

1 Pound!

Woohoo! 194.0 this morning! haha It's sad that I am so excited for 1 pound. I feel really good though, which I think is more important then only losing 1 pound. I'm starting week 4 of clean eating. It's going very well.

My newest goal is to get out of the "obese" category and into the "overweight" category. That means I have to get down to 175. I think that's pretty obtainable.

Need to add more exercise!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Still at 195. Have been for 2 weeks now. Not really sure why. I eat fabulously! I'm going to try and remain patient & just stick to the plan. Maybe it needs a few weeks.

I've been as low as 189. Trying to get back there.

I need to start a food journal & write in it about what I ate, why I made those decisions and see if there is a pattern to what I am eating & when I am losing.

Today I ate:

1/2 an avocado on Ezekiel sprouted grain toast.
Medium decaf coffee w/ skim milk.
1 homemade strawberry mango popsicle (made with stevia & agave nectar)
1 sweet potato, 1 cup fresh green beans & a palm sized piece of pork loin.
handful of strawberries & a homemade strawberry grain sweetened chocolate flourless muffin.
cup of decaf while working w/ coconut milk & stevia. (More coffee today then I have had in a week)


I should of ate more meals today but my schedule was off. I woke up late, had a meeting around 2... so I didn't eat lunch. Had a popsicle snack instead- which isn't terrible since it is full of real strawberries and mangoes. I try and have one salad daily & skipped out on that today. More greens and fiber tomorrow!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Clean Eating Week 3

So, the first 2 weeks of clean eating went well. I've lost some weight & feel a lot better. I made it through 3 parties without eating sugar and then last night I caved in. A friend of Justin's got him some chocolate covered caramel apples as a gift. We put them in the freezer to hide them. You know, out of sight our of mind. Last night we had friends over to get dinner & watch The Killing. We went to a Mexican fusion restaurant in Oak Park & ate out on the patio. I did good. I got the salmon which came with roasted corn, asparagus and sweet potatoes. It was delicious. When we got home we took the caramel apples out to share with our guests. I didn't have any intention of eating them. Then, when our guests left & the apples were sitting there on the counter I grabbed a piece... then I went back for another... and another... and another. Finally I yelled to Justin "get rid of these before I eat them all" and he said, "throw them away!". I feel bad throwing away a gift like that, but in the garbage they went.

I felt really guilty for cheating on my diet. I got a tummy ache shortly after & woke up with heart burn.

This week is week 3 & I have decided to add a little more exercise in to jump start my weight loss. I did 30 minutes today. Anything counts. I felt like I was going to die.