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Weight Loss Wednesday & Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day 2012

Well as you probably could have guessed I did not do so well on my diet this weekend. Between, beignets and booze I was way off course in New Orleans when it came to keeping the weight off and unfortunately it showed on the scale yesterday when I found that I had gained 2 pounds. I’m not upset though. By Monday I was right back on track with my diet and yesterday I burned 1,500 more calories than I ate! Woohoo!

Last night my nephews came over to hang out, so instead of going to the gym we all went outside and did calisthenics. I did 160 jumping jacks, 30 pushups, 60 cherry pickers (crunches), and 80 squats. I burned about 200 calories in less than 20 minutes. It was an awesome workout and I feel really sore today. It wasn’t all that hard actually, but I’m definitely feel the results.

Today for lunch I went to Chick-fil-A for appreciate day 2012. There was a line out the door! I was glad to see so many people show up to support an amazing company. Though this blog is about homemaking and not politics, I do think that whether you agree with the owners of Chick-fil-A or not, we need to stand up for free speech in this country. If you have a position, you have a right to share that position without being attacked. I never knew eating a sandwich could become a political statement, but boy was it tasty! Polynesian sauce never tasted so patriotic. And they have the best iced tea I’ve ever tasted in my life… even better than my momma’s (sorry mom). Anyway, back onto the whole weight loss thing- Did you know that if you get the wheat bun with no butter instead of the regular bun you can have a chicken sandwich with 100 fewer calories? Sweet! Also if you get the chicken soup instead of waffle fries it is only 140 calories.

One of my new favourite meals is a mean grean protein smoothie.

  • 2 bananas

1 pot of vanilla yogurt

1 cup of ice

2 scoops of chocolate protein powder

1 empty yogurt pot filled with liquid of your choice (milk, OJ, carrot juice)

2 handfuls of fresh spinach.

Blend. Mmm. It is soo yummy! The spinach just disappears and you can’t even taste it at all, it just tastes like yummy banana goodness, and it really fills me up!

One comment = 5 jumping jacks.

Weight Loss Wednesday – Part 2

I’m really taking this weight loss thing seriously. So I got this amazing app called Calorie Counter. Adam and I have been religiously recording our daily calorie intake and I have to say I had no idea how much I was eating! I thought I was a relatively healthy person but I was really overdoing it I think.

I like this calorie limit because even though I’m eating probably about half of what I was used to, I feel perfectly full by the end of the day and I feel like a million bucks! The nice thing is that if I go over on my calories, I can exercise more and the app will account for it. I have so much more control than I thought.

I’ve been eating far less bread and cheese, much to my chagrin, but I’m hoping that once I get to my goal weight I can slowly add it back in if I keep exercising.

All in all I’ve felt so great about all this weight loss business.

Even the exercise hasn’t been that bad. I thought I would hate it, but I’ve really come to enjoy it… until last night.

I weighed myself and it appears I’ve gained a pound. I sat pouting in the gym while Adam lifted weights, and today I’m angry at exercise.

Adam says it is because I’m building muscle, but I doubt I’ve built a whole pound of muscle in a week. Ugh, this is frustrating. I’m really impatient and I was hoping to at least see some results, even a little. Someone tell me this will work!

On the bright side, for being such a good girl, Adam brought me a lovely surprise. One of the wonderful things about my sweet husband is that he buys me clothes and shoes and brings them home to me. He even gets the right size! 🙂

He came home with a Nordstrom bag, and in that bag was a box, and in that box was a brand new pair of Nike Sneakers! I hope this keeps me hanging on. We’ll see.