Archive | September, 2012

Week 2 and Going Strong

25 Sep

Ok,  I’m back! That’s right baby. I’m into week 2 of my new 6 week goal and I’m going strong, feeling good, and seeing progress. The best part is that I got my diet back on track.  Food has always, and probably will always, be my best friend as well as my worst enemy so getting myself back into good eating habits is a major step in the right direction.  Because I’ve been doing so well, I thought I’d share some of the delish dishes that have been gracing my pallette this week.

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Evening snack of plain Greek yogurt with some frosted mini wheats crumbled on top.  Something I came up with to curb a sweet craving I was having.  Worked like a charm!

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Lunch at work one day consisted of some mesquite pork, peppered broccoli and quinoa that I cooked with chicken broth.  If you have never cooked quinoa with a flavored broth, I highly suggest it.  I couldn’t stop eating it once it was made.  A couple days I added some chopped up tomato, red onion and green pepper and it was to die for!

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Jamie Easons Turkey Meatloaf Muffins (recipe found here) and creamed spinach made with laughing cow cheese.  These meatloaf muffins are a life saver.  I can have them for dinner, lunch or a protein filled snack.  I make them with a mini-muffin tin which make 24 rather than a regular muffin tin which creates 12.  It’s just a preference. 

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Crab and avocado salad.  This one was a complete fluke.  I was hungry, didn’t feel like cooking and just threw some things I already had together.  Awesome and super easy.  Since the crab is so flavorful, I didn’t even add dresssing, although I bet something lemony would’ve been a great addition.

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On top of all the amazing food I’ve been eating, I have also gone back to a motivational trick I used before.  I set myself a goal of 6 weeks and created a countdown.  I used some post it notes I had laying around to help me keep track. On each note I put the day it is ( day 1, day 5,day 30,etc…) how many days are left until I reach my goal, a motivational quote to inspire me, and what exercise I’ll be doing that day.  I also like to write down my weight each morning. I know,  I know,  you aren’t supposed to weigh yourself everyday but I really love seeing my progress, even if its just an ounce.  Here are a couple examples.

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I’m going to try to get back in the habit of posting on here and if nothing else I’ll put up my daily post it notes so you and I can track my progress. I’ve got 5 weeks left in the military challenge. Thus far all I have done is gain weight so I’m really going to have to kick my butt in gear to see some results. With my countdown and motivational system in place and my renewed enthusiasm I think I can really make it happen! 🙂  Wish me luck!!!

My first WIAW!

6 Sep

Its fair to say that I am addicted to blogs. Fitness blogs. Food blogs. Random whatever blogs. Ill read them all. One type of post just keeps popping up and I absolutely love them. What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) are the posts I most look forward to for inspiration, motivation, and recipes.

This week I decided to join in. Here’s my first WIAW post (also the first post ever done on my KINDLE).

For breakfast I went simple. A nice staple I can make the night before and eat at my desk so I can sleep in start work early the next day. Hardboiled eggs. I had four total. Three of them I only ate the whites but that last one I had to get all that delicious yolk.

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My morning snack was simple lettuce wraps. Two turkey wraps, one ham, and all had a drizzle of honey mustard.

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Lunch was a little concoction I came up with awhile ago. Mushroom, sundried tomato and chicken tofu pasta with laughing cow cheese in the most delicious sun dried tomato Basil flavor. The picture just doesn’t do it  justice.

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For an afternoon snack I downed a vanilla protein shake. I had a pic but it was just too bad to use.  Finally for dinner I made Peruvian Beef with a side of dijon mustard for dipping (a staple at almost every meal) and some peas.

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After dinner I may have snuck in a snack size hersheys bar to curb my sweet craving. Just one does the trick.

All in all my daily totals came to: 1140 calories (I typically aim for 1200), 43.8g fat, 47.5g carbs, and 130.7g protein. Not too shabby.