Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rewards & Delicious Asian Food

Someone please tell me why I have been awake since like 5:30 am??  I would love to know.

Ugh anyways. I have had like 5 or so hours of sleep but I wanted to stay up because I hate sleeping in and I have tons to do today. 

I plan to make it to the gym at 9:30 for a dance cardio class and then I have to come home and CLEAN because I was slack yesterday.  Well, if you count shopping as working then I was very productive :)

Anyways so I told you guys I was going to show you what I got as my reward!  I got the eyeshadows on sale and picked out a lipstick too. 

These eyeshadows are GORGEOUS!  Right now they are buy one get one 50% off I think.  Everything here cost about $23.00 and some change. 
Let me know if you have questions, but I know the lipstick was Maybelline Totally Toffee and it is perfect for the fall.  I will warn you it is not very hydrating like a lip butter it is pretty much a regular lipstick which was fine.
I took a pic of me with the makeup on to show yall and it took about 10 ridiculous selfies to get this halfway decent picture that I am not even happy with but here it is LOL
I feel like I look totally weird and not like myself in this pic! But I was getting ready to go out to eat with the hubs so I wanted to show yall the lipstick and I am also wearing the eyeshadow.  ANYWAYS that is enough about makeup lol. 

Lets talk about this cutie. 

Little rotten rascal thought she could jump on my bed while I was taking selfies.

Anyways lets get on to the food, shall we?  I feel like I did pretty good yesterday! 

Breakfast was two leftover pancakes and some grapes. 

For lunch I was running errands and picked up some Jimmy Johns.  Freaky Fast!

I had the turkey tom and reduced fat potato chips with a diet coke.

While I was running around I popped into Party City to check it out and I found what I am going to be for trick or treating.

Bahaha JK I do love me some Miss Kay though!

Ok so me and hubs decided we were going to Red Bowl which is an Asian restaurant. 

I looked online before even though I pretty much know what is a low calorie option. 

I got the Won Ton Soup as an appetizer and forgot it comes with those dang chips on the side.  I had a few of those, unplanned but made hubby eat most of them lol. 

The soup was delicious and didn't even need the chips! Next time I will probably tell them to leave them off. 

For dinner I got a Bento box because I love the portion control that is built in.  You don't get a platter with a huge serving of food.  I got the beef and broccoli (great low cal choice) with steamed white rice and a spring roll.  It also came with sushi which I gave to the hubby because they wont let you sub it for anything without charging you a ridiculous amount. 

He got general tso's chicken and I had I think like 2 pieces of it, maybe three.  Everything was delicious and pretty healthy (minus the chips and pieces of general tso's chicken).  I think next time I want to try the steamed veggie dumplings which I have heard to be low cal as well.  What do you guys order at the Chinese restaurant?  Any low cal favorites?? 

We have a wedding to go to tonight for one of my oldest and dearest girlfriends and I am so excited!  It is at a beautiful venue in our downtown.  Stay tuned tomorrow for pics!!  Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, September 19, 2014

First goal....MET!

Happy Friday!!!

I cannot begin to thank you all for your sweet comments on yesterdays post!

Thank you all so much I am going to answer comments right after this!

Well, this morning I woke up pleasantly surprised to be at my GOAL exactly for this Friday's weigh in!!!! Yippie!!!!

So I will be purchasing my reward this weekend and will show it to you guys. 

I have been debating on what to do as far as posting.  Do any of you read blogs on the weekend?  I really feel like I could post my pics on Saturday and Sunday too to help hold me accountable at least until Thanksgiving.  I feel like I always tend to excuse myself on the weekends but I shouldn't!  Let me know what you think!

Ok so yesterday hubby was home for the morning so I made us Bisquick Heart healthy pancakes with a few trader joes semi sweet chocolate chips mixed in.  I had about four and put sugar free syrup on top!  I need to get more.  Once you are used to it, its really a calorie bargain for syrup!

I also had two pieces of Trader Joes Turkey Bacon for 30 calories a slice. 

It has a different texture.  It almost reminds me of Canadian bacon but its still really good! 

For lunch I made myself a big salad with spinach and leftover shredded lettuce and topped it with honey ham and turkey lunch meat as well as onion and tomato and cheese.  I made a Honey Dijon vinegarette dressing that I found on A Pinch of Healthy.  Love her blog!

The dressing is SO good and makes a perfect one serving for a salad.  I used red wine vinegar because I didn't have any apple cider vinegar on hand but it was delicious. 

Someone commented yesterday that they did a salad challenge on facebook and I think that is a great idea! I am going to think about that!  I do love salads and something like that would really make you get creative!  I always find myself getting in ruts!

Well for dinner I went to a Mexican restaurant with the book club girls and I got a diet coke, chicken fijitas with corn tortillas, rice beans and salad.  I did not eat any of the tortillas, just are my veggies and chicken but I did allow myself the chips.  Wish I hadn't ate more than I planned but I enjoyed myself and stayed away from the bread (tortillas) so it is an improvement!  I had planned to eat only half the meal and take home the rest but I was apparently very hungry.  I also forgot to snap a pic!!!! I am so so sorry.  I totally would have too because I am not the least embarrassed about it in front of them LOL.  Anyways.  I hope you are all having a great day and I am going to try to post tomorrow too, so come back for more!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Accountability Food and Goals

Well well well. 

First of all can I please beg for your comments? I really REALLY could use some motivation and support right now.

The time has come for me to ashamedly announce that I have gained back a lot of weight. 

This didn't happen over night. This has been going on all summer since the beginning of June when I decided to throw it all out the window and make bad choices.  Granted I have went through a bit of life changes since then but I have to get it under control.  NO MORE EXCUSES. 

We all have excuses and we all excuse ourselves when we slip up.  Myself in particular is who I am referring to and it has to stop.  I am only hurting myself.  I am my own worst enemy!

Well yesterday I just came shy of a breakdown and decided something had to be done.  I went through my whole planner marking off weight loss goals with small sticky notes and creating a list of rewards for every 5 lb mark.  I can do this and I will do this.  My first BIG goal is to get to Thanksgiving.  The next one is my birthday at which I want to be 150 lbs.  At Thanksgiving I want to be 165. 

I have decided to commit to taking pictures of Breakfast Lunch and Dinner to give you all some ideas as well as hold myself accountable.  I am tracking calories on myfitnesspal which you can check if you are curious as to what else I am eating.  I also plan on going to the gym and doing my dance cardio classes a LOT. 
So without further ado here is what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast was coffee grapes (ate most of them with lunch though) and an egg and cheese on English muffin.

Lunch was a turkey and ham wrap (spinach wrap-90 cals) with a bit of low fat mayo mustard lettuce tomato and onion with chicken noodle soup. 

Dinner could have came straight from an Asian restaurant I am telling yall.  But it didn't.  It was Trader Joes Orange Chicken with brown rice and Asian green beans and onions.  I steamed the green beans added them to a pan I cooked the chicken in (it had oil already) threw in some cut up onion and added probably a fourth a cup or more of chilli sauce (it was too much).  But they were so good.  I really wanted broccoli at first but I used what I had which was frozen green beans. 

Yesterday was pretty nice and overcast for most the day and I burned a delicious fall candle.  I was pretty lazy and didn't go to the gym but I plan on going tomorrow for the 9:30am class.  I hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hello from Charleston!

Well technically, I am about 20 minutes outside Charleston lol. 

I am at Mom and Dad's with the little brother.  Hubby is still home working but should be joining us later this week along with more friends and family!

So Monday night Dad came into town and picked me up and drove me down here.  We got home pretty late and it took forever for me to fall asleep.  Tuesday morning it was just me and mom at home so we sat out on the deck in the lovely weather (sunshine, cool breeze, low humidity) after she made me a delicious breakfast.  Cheesy eggs and toast.  Lots of coffee was had. 

I lounged on her second story porch and did my Bible study/quiet time.  It was glorious. 

I could get used to this!!!!
Ok so then we got ready and went and grabbed lunch at like 2:30.  Chick fila baby.  I got the cobb salad with grilled nuggets on top and used about half a pack of the salad dressing.
 It was so nice having some alone time with Mom, I really miss her!
After that Dad picked us up and we went to the airport to pick up the San Diego beach bummin little brother! 
I got a dunkin donuts coffee at the airport but it wasn't that great.
This was pretty great though! 
After that we went and got Godfathers pizza and brought it home but Jonathan promptly conked out on the couch.  Bad bad jet lag.  Plus a three hour time difference.  Plus he had been awake since the day before at 5 pm his time.  And it was then about 6pm our time. So he napped for about 3 hrs and me and mom went on a walk around the neighborhood then to publix for a few groceries and a redbox. 
We also had some of Moms sugar free ├ęclair for desert.  It is SO GOOD.
Jonathan is so funny.  He woke up this morning and opened my door to my room then shut it.  I woke up and was like "what?" No answer.  I thought maybe it was Mom but she wouldn't be that loud.  Little later I wake up and go in the bathroom and I hear Jonathan running up the stairs and I can hear him telling mom I have been asleep long enough and he is going to wake me up.  LOL.  I was like IM IN THE BATHROOM! haha. 
Now this kid is making me run. 
Then I am making him got to the pool! 
Have a lovely day my friends!

Friday, August 22, 2014

My Foods for Thought

Hey lovies!

It is a beautiful Friday morning in North Carolina and I wanted to come on today and share a little bit about what I ate yesterday.  I told you guys I am still struggling but I wanted to say that my meals yesterday for the most part were good, just the M & M's were not LOL.  I had them after lunch and last night. Which they are almost gone and I am not going to buy more until later in the fall for trick or treaters! That is the plan. 

Ok So here goes:

Breakfast: orange juice (trop 50) coffee (with half n half/splenda) bagel with blueberry cream cheese and banana. 
Lunch: Turkey on whole wheat flatbread with aldis brand of spreadable cheese, mustard and lots of veggies.  Apple on the side. 
Snack: Before dance cardio I had a yogurt with blueberries.  I wouldn't recommend this yogurt though it was not the best.  I LOVE putting blueberries on yogurt right now though!

Dinner: A Healthy Choice Chicken parm meal that I dressed up with cheese and little fried onions.  I also had some oven roasted squash that I put a little cheese and onions on too.
While watching the Odd Life of Timothy Greene (cried my eyes out, sweet movie-highly recommend-free-library!) I ate popcorn.

So if I hadn't ate candy I think the day would have been pretty good, especially since I did dance cardio.  Ok so todays plan is I have to go pick up Jacob's check and go to the bank and I need to pick up a few household items at Walmart.  I hate shopping at walmart it is such a necessary evil.  Anyways I am hanging in there and trying guys!  I had coffee, OJ and cereal this morning with almond milk so we are off to a good start.  Love yall!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I Blame it on Date Night

So yesterday was well....interesting. LOL. 

I totally fell off the schedule bandwagon but that is OK! Life happens. 

Yesterday I went ended up going to Verizon and getting that done and then I went to the gym for Dance Cardio class.  I could not decided what I wanted to treat myself to for lunch.  I was still trying to be healthy.  I saw that the Asian restaurant at the mall had a deal for sha cha chicken and rice for 5.00.  You also get an egg or spring roll ( I got spring roll) with it.  I also had white rice.  So that really wasn't too bad.  But then I went to the library and then the coffee shop and got a blue berry crumble iced coffee.  Not to bad either.  The coffee is flavored and it smells just like blue berries!

Later on I got home and hubby woke up so we decided to go to eat Mexican because he actually had the night off and it was dollar taco night!  So we went.  Ended up eating pretty bad. UGH.  Then we went shopping and first stopped at Target.  We needed a desk chair badly.  We had been using an old kitchen chair and it was about to fall apart.  So we found one but it was put in the wrong place and more expensive than we thought so we put it back.  I did get a rug for the bedroom though.  I will take a pic later and let yall see.  It was like 25 bucks.  Hubby got some seat covers for his work truck.  We ended up going to see a late movie, Ninja Turtles!  It was really good.  I got the kids popcorn meal.  (paid for that with awful acid reflux this morning). 

We then went to walmart to look for a chair.  We found a cute chair there!

Our old chair is in the background hahah. 
I love it!! It was only about 40 bucks, even cheaper and prettier than the one I was going to get at Target!
I also got some cute curtains for the office that I had been eying for a while!  I will have to take another pic when I put them up!
I think they will look super good in here.  We have one huge window and the room is painted grey and the desk is black, light wood and grey.  Anyways after that I came home and ate a bunch of m & ms! UGH. And I stayed up until like 2am.  Talk about NOT going to bed on time. 

Thus, we slept in this morning and I have still not eaten lunch and I think its like 2pm.  I have lots to do but I wanted to check in with yall!  I will try to put all the house stuff up and take pics.  I am thinking of taking food pics again soon too because I am having such a hard time with staying on track.  Sorry to keep reporting failures!! Anyways.  I am still trying.  Hope yall have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Im a Princess Y'all

Well it's official. 

I am finally a Princess!!

I got my CROWN! hahaha.  A very expensive crown that I never wanted! LOL

I went two weeks ago for the temp to be put on and today they put the permanent one on!

I was not thrilled about the appointment this morning, I really wanted to get it over with but, now its over and hopefully it will stay in for a good long time. 

Anyways it is 11:30 and I have a gym class at 12:10 so I need to get ready in a few minutes.  My day was off kilter yesterday.  I did manage to get the floors clean but I did not go to the library.  I did not go to the gym but I did go to book club.  I still have some errands to do today but I am glad the floors are done and I can somewhat relax outside of doing my daily chores.  Ok so I went to one towns library on the way home from the dentist but I am still planning to go to the one near my house after the gym. 

Eating has been going OK.  Last night I had a weird dinner and a cake pop at starbucks then I ate about half a small bag of chex mix last night.  UGH.  What is wrong with me. Anyways moving on today!  I will check back in tomorrow, bye!