Sunday, March 16, 2014

Balancing like a teeter-totter

Lessons I have learned this past week:
  1. I'm an all or nothing girl when it comes to eating. I either track everything I eat or ignore everything I eat. 
  2. I either cook a crap ton of food and have a lot of leftovers or cook nothing and eat out. 
  3. There are 90 days till summer. 


  4. Sleep deprivation may just kill me. 
  5. I must set out my lunch/breakfast the night before or I'm eating school lunch or a candy bar. 
 6. Have I mentioned there are only 90 days till summer!?

So I'm going to kick off my bathing suit prep by completing this 21 day challenge. 

Who's with me!? I'm starting this week! 

Have a good Monday y'all!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Food Preppin' Like a Pro Yo...

As I logged onto Facebook for the hundredth millionth time (anyone else!?) I noticed that it was weigh-in day for one of my friends and she was down another 2.4 pounds making her total weight loss in 5 weeks almost 20 pounds. WHAT!?! I knew instantly I have to get my shit together pronto!

So my goal between now and Thursday when my week begins is to food prep like it's my job. I have 5 weeks till Easter and I need to lose 20 pounds to be at my April goal. Plus, I've given up buying clothes for lent and I HAVE to fit into this dress I bought last summer that doesn't fit. 

I'm starting with breakfast. It's one of my most favorite meals because I sit in my silent classroom and get to enjoy whatever I'm eating for a brief 20 minutes before the chaos ensues. Here are some of the things I will be eating:
   Raisin Bran Crunch Cereal/skim milk/banana - 
   French toast breakfast sandwiches/orange - 6 points plus
   Two plain waffles/1 tbsp butter - 
    Quaker instant strawberry oatmeal/skim milk - 7 points plus

Lunch is the most hectic meal for me because I get 20 minutes to drop by kiddos off, use the restroom, eat lunch, and then pick them back up. Before, I have always felt like I need a lunch (I.e. BIG), but I'm trying to change my thinking. Here are some of my meal ideas for lunch:
    Campbell's Tomato Soup (the hand held kind) - 5 points plus 
    Apples/sugar free caramel/cheese/crackers/grapes - 
    Toast with PB/Yogurt - 
    Homemade Chilli - 
    
Dinner is my most hated meal. I am normally exhausted when I get home and I pretty much hate cooking. I REALLY want to enjoy it so I'm trying! My problem is I need simple PLANNED out meals, key word planned! I need to know exactly what needs to be done and how I'm going to get it done. Here are some recipes that I have found that I think I might actually be able to whip up:
   Meatless Tostados - http://bigredpot.com/weight-watchers-wednesday/tostadas-4-points-plus/    
Skinny Chicken Alfredo - http://www.loseweightbyeating.com/skinny-chicken-alfredo-bake-287-calories/
Fried Onion Rings - 5 points plus / Buffalo Chicken Wings - 5 points plus



   
   

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Meal Planning.. Or something like that...

So it's been a hot minute since I have blogged. Since I have been on last I half-assed a whole 30 challenge for 30 days and lost 9 pounds. Then I immediately ate as many carbs, sugar, and dairy as I could fit in my mouth and haven't weighed in a week. :( 
Today is a new day though and I'm meal planning. I know that not meal planning is planning to fail. I am planning on mapping out everything I'm going to put in my mouth so that I don't go over my weight watchers points. 


 Blurry picture fail, but this delicious recipe came from this blog I stumbled upon on Pinterest. Recipe can be found here - http://ryleegrover.blogspot.com/2012/10/healthy-recipes-warm-cinnamon-swirls.html

Since it's another snow day here in the Midwest I also put a recipe in the crockpot. If it isn't a complete fail I'll have the recipe up on the blog this week. 

I have two months till Easter - my goal is to lose 20 pounds by then. 
I have 5 months till Florida - my goal is to lose 40 pounds by then. 

These are my big goals for now. However, my goal for this week is to not have gained any by Thursday since I went a little crazy this week. Baby steps people, baby steps. 

Peace and love! 

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