Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Excess

As I look at my calorie tracker, my closet, my bathroom, my house I realize that I don't just have a problem with food. I have an overall problem called "excess". I can't seem to get enough of anything. I have at least 20 bath and body works products in my closet, yet I just bought some new stuff on Black Friday because why not?!? It's really a sickness. I MUST learn to be happy with what I have. If I can only eat 1,400 calories then I only eat that many. If I have 400 body washes then I don't buy a single soap until all 400 body washes are gone. You know what I mean?!
So I'm keeping my original December goals, however, I'm adding: To be content.
I want to relish in all the amazing blessings I have in my life and to be content.

Let's do it!

Monday, December 1, 2014

The dreaded two little words...

December 1 - not January 1. I'm recommitting to my health and well being. I'm "starting over" as some might say. I'm ready. I want to take it a day at a time and for the first time in my life -- I want to commit. I don't want to have to make another blog post in two months about how I'm "starting over." I'm committing.

My plan is to use MyFitnessPal to track my calories. It's free and easy. I calculated my calories count for the day and have decided to eat 1,700 calories a day. Although for the next three weeks I'm going to try to eat around 1,400 and see where that leads me. I'm also going to wear my FitBit everyday. I always wear it until it dies, and then it takes me a couple days to get it charged and back in the groove again. I also would like to workout at least 3x a week although we will see. I'm mostly focusing on my eating to start with.


Here is my meal plan for the week:

Breakfast will include 1 cup of cheerios (100 calories), 1/2 cup of skim milk (43 calories), and either an apple or an orange.
Lunch will be a pre-packaged salad which are normally around 250 calories.
Snacks will be an apple and peanut butter or peanut butter crackers.
Dinner will be planned ahead and easy to make. I work full time, am a mother, taking masters classes, and trying to be a wife. Ain't nobody got time for cooking a four course meal when they get home..

I'm hoping to keep you updated on how it goes each day! I will post Tuesday with my official weigh-in weight and measurements.
Happy Monday Y'all!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Goals



 I am so excited! Besides it being a new month I just know this months is going to be life changing. I'm making goals - something I haven't done in a long time, and I'm so ready to rock this thing and see results!

 

I forgot to add that I want to lose weight at EVERY weigh-in this month. No more up down, and around stuff. I want to get busy! I want to LOSE WEIGHT!!

What are your October goals? What do you do to hold yourself accountable?


Monday, September 29, 2014

Weekend Recap


  Good Monday Morning y'all! I seriously can't believe the weekend is over.

We had a busy weekend here filled with yummy deliciousness!
This is a Peanut Butter Puddle which is coffee, chocolate, and peanut butter all mixed together to make a frappe of sorts.
Seriously amazing and Lord knows how many points, but I get these once every four years or so, so I figured I would be ok to splurge. We then went to see Mary Poppins which is on at a local theatre here in town. It was SOOO good! They did an amazing job and really put a lot of time and energy into it. Here's a selfie I took with my skinny sister.
After the play we decided we hadn't had enought to eat so we decided to head over to Hurts Donuts. If you're ever in Springfield you MUST check them out! Best donuts in tome and so unique. This is the mint Oreo
If you follow me on Instagram you have seen this picture over a hundred times but I am seriously obsessed with Jiff Whips S'mores! 
It taste SOOO good and especially on chocolate chip waffles with black coffee. It's 8 weight watchers points which is a little high, but totally worth it. Obsessed!!

I finished my weekend by grading a ton of papers and crying about having to go back to school after enjoying a 3-day weekend. 

Hope y'all have a great week! Keep tracking along! <----- see what I did there! :)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Broken Promises





The time hop app is good for many good memories that you want to remember, however it is also good for reminding you of promises that you made yourself and broke. 

A year ago I attended my first weight watchers meeting for the 3rd time. I was tired of being fat and feeling sick. I wanted a better life for myself and my daughter. I wanted more energy and will power. Here I am a year later and I'm exactly the same weight I was a year ago. Sure I have lost weight, but only to reward myself with food and then gain all the weight back. 

Last week after watching the Biggest Loser I vowed to have my last weigh-in (last Saturday) be the last time that I ever saw that weight again. 231.2 -- then I ate like crap, and gave up, and the same thought I have every week - I'll start again on weigh-in day.  So I weighed in on Saturday and by the grace of God I had lost one pound. 

So once again I'm starting over. I'm going to everyday work to make myself better. I'm going to focus on myself and my health more, and not on everything going on around me. 

Some goals for myself:
   - feel comfortable in my own skin
   - bust into "one"der land by January
   - stop giving up and making excuses
   - just do it! 

Follow me on Instagram at queenofpoints for my daily food updates. It keeps me accountable knowing that people are counting on me so the more encouragement the better. 

This isn't just a walk in the park for me. It's a life long battle, and I have to start battling instead of giving up. 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Meal Planning Tuesday

Although I normally do all our meal planning on the weekend, we were SUPER busy this weekend so I'm just now getting around to it. Here is our plan for the next three days!
I don't put breakfast or lunch into my meal planning because I never know from day to day what I will be doing.
If I eat breakfast it normally consists of either: eggs, bacon, cheese, and fruit
or waffles plain with coffee. I'm not much of a breakfast eater, but I know that it is necessary.
For lunch I keep lunchables, lean pockets, and sandwich stuff on hand.

This is of course my "summer" schedule, and once I start back to school my meal plans will look A LOT different.

Anyone have any good recipes for pork chops that are point friendly?!

As always Follow me on Instagram @queenofpoints

Monday, July 28, 2014

So What Wednesday!?



 
This week I'm saying SO What!?! to...
 
1. So what if I haven't blogged in AGES! I'm back in business. It's something that I truly missed, and although it is hard to keep up with during the school year I REALLY want too!
 
2. So what if we now have 3 cars and only two drivers. The dealership tried to give us $1,500 for our car and I was like NO WAY! We will sell this thing on our own! Meanwhile I'm rollin' in this baby..

3. So what if this kid has eaten more sweets this summer than she's eaten in her whole life. She literally takes two bites and she's done, and she looks so stinkin' cute when licking a cupcake!!

4. So what if I've tried all summer to perfect this hairstyle and still nothing. I'm not giving up!!

Check back Friday for a post on what I'm LOVING currently!!