Thursday, August 18, 2011

my summer sucked!

Well I think I figured out my problem, when I'm not on a schedule, I eat, and eat, and eat. I really need to get back to work so I can resist eating all the time. I love my chocolate, and when it's not around it's easy to not eat it. I think a lot of my problem is also having kids who want all the "sweet" stuff to. Well Monday I'll be a busy parent again when I start my student teaching! I'm nervous but excited at the same time.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

What??? Gaining weight?

I've gained weight! So it turns out that the 7 day challenge diet has waaaaayyy too many calories for me if I want to loose weight. I've reverted to only eating five of these meals a day and taking a little of the chicken and protein away. Seems to work a little better. We will see how it goes now!

Monday, July 18, 2011

My meal plan!

So my trainer wanted me to try this for 7 days to see if it would help me with my eating! The great thing about this is every meal is delicious!!!

7 a.m.- Strawberry Ice Cream (272 calories)
           1 scoop protein powder
           4 frozen strawberries
           1/2 c oats
           1/2 c water
           6 ice cubes
blend together and enjoy

10:30 a.m.-Southwestern Egg Burrito (255 calories)
           1 egg
           2 egg whites
           2 TB black beans
           2 TB salsa
           1 TB mozzarella cheese
           1 La Tortilla factory whole grain tortilla
scramble eggs, add everything else, eat on tortilla

1 p.m.- Jerky/Tropical Smoothie (140 calories)
           1.25 oz jerky (any kind)
           1/2 orange
           2 TB skim milk
           4 strawberries
           1 tsp crystal light (any flavor)
           1/2 cap full coconut and vanilla extract
           5 ice cubes
           1/3 c water
eat jerky seperate, blend everything else and enjoy

3:30 p.m.-Chicken and Rice Bowl (222 calories)
           1/4 c cooked brown rice
           1/4 TB black beans
           4 oz cooked chicken
           1 TB fat free sour cream
           2 TB salsa
combine into bowl and enjoy

6 p.m.- Creamy Veggie Delight (265 calories)
           1/2 c low fat cottage cheese
           15 whole grain crackers
           8 baby carrots
           8 grape tomatoes
           1/3 medium cucumber
           1/4 medium bell pepper
           2 tsp ranch powder
mix cottage cheese and ranch together and dip veggies and crackers

8:30 p.m- Hawaiian Pizza (330 calories)
           1 flat out
           2 TB pizza sauce
           2 TB onion
           1/4 c chopped zucchini
           4 oz cooked chicken
           1 slice deli turkey
           4 pineapple chunks
pile everything onto flat out and bake at 375 for 20-25 min

In the Beginning!

I was a track athlete at Idaho State University, and I was pretty good. I got pregnant with my first child my junior year, and ever since then I haven't been the same with my weight. I gained a total of 60 pounds with him, and still haven't lost it all. After I had my last child in March 2010, I decided it was time to finally try to get back into the kind of condition I was in when I started college. I started eating right and working out starting in August of 2010. January rolled around and I had only lost about 10 pounds. I know 10 pounds is good, but I was still 192 pounds!! Well Gold's Gym was having a 12 week weight loss challenge. My husband and I decided we were going to enter. To me it was something that was going to keep me focused on my weight. 12 weeks passed of eating right, but cheating once in a while (I was going to go crazy if I didn't have some chocolate once in a while!) and I was down to 177 at the final weigh in!! I lost 15 pounds in 12 weeks. It was good enough to earn me second place where I won a free one year membership and 6 training sessions. Well that goes without saying I have gained a few since then.

Today I am starting my own 12 week challenge to see if I can get down to the 160 pounds I was at in college. My weight today is 185 pounds!! I know ewe! Let's see how well I can do! But hey if I could loose 15 pounds before with cheating, maybe I can get below my goal weight without the cheating!!