A Journey to Thin

Friday, July 31, 2015

Weigh in Day

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I was so looking forward to weigh in day today because I expected a loss after sticking to my points for the week. But, as usual, I gained 2 lbs. after a good week on track. Are you starting to see what I mean when I say my body is weird?

The only thing that I can think of is that last night I went to therapy and we ate out after that. I ordered a salad topped with chicken but you never really know how much sodium is in something when you eat out. I also had a few tortilla chips, which is more added salt. So I’ll just hang in there and see how I do next week.

Stats:

 
This Week
Last Week
Weekly Points Used:
49
-
Activity Points Earned:
25
18
Activity Points Used:
22
-
Total Steps:
51,438
44,216
Weight Change:

+ 2

- 2.5

As you can see, I increased my steps this week so that shows an increase in activity overall. However, I need to do better about my workouts because I only got in a couple.

This week was a good test week to see how I want to schedule my days. I realized that I don’t really want to require myself to work out early in the morning because one benefit of being a SAHM with only one child is that I can finally sleep later than 5 a.m….especially now that she’s older and doesn’t wake up in the nights as often. I might as well enjoy the sleep while I can and it also seems like I need it because I am always so tired. I like to have low key mornings.

Let’s be honest, I’d probably do better waking up early to focus on writing than I would to exercise. ha.

I’m thinking this week I will try to schedule my workout during baby girl’s first nap…that is if I don’t go for a walk/jog with her in the stroller, which would really be the best option. I will figure out how to get it all together eventually.

Overall, I feel like I was really productive this week. I conquered a huge project by converting my office into a fitness room. I also kept the house organized except for a hectic day when we got home late and didn’t feel like straightening up. So that’s a win. I am seeing how I can keep that up!

I only completed 1/4 of my goals for the week though. Eek. I need to work on more focus…I tend to hop from project to project instead of finishing the one I’m on!

Did you meet your goals this week? How did your weigh in go? Do you hop from project to project or do you have laser focus?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Things I Love Thursday: Summer Food Edition

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Things I Love Thursday

Iowa Sweet Corn

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It’s that time of year again when the fridge is filled with juicy Iowa sweet corn from my father-in-law’s garden. The corn is especially flavorful this year and so it makes a frequent appearance on our dinner table!

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

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A friend (Hi Traci!) introduced me to this recipe via Pinterest and let me tell you, this recipe is AMAZING and so simple. The zucchini turns out creamy, cheesy, and delicious. This is the perfect way to use up all of that zucchini!

Colby’s Kettle Corn – Salty Sweet Addiction

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I received a bag of this kettle corn from a new partner, GourmetGifter.com. Kettle corn is a favorite food of mine, so this was perfect. I love the combination of sweet and salty—yum! This is the perfect snack at only 3 PointsPlus per serving, which is a generous 1.5 cups. I love that the only ingredients are popcorn, corn oil, sugar, and salt.

Fresh Garden Tomatoes

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One of my favorite things about summer…fresh & juicy garden tomatoes! My favorite way to eat them is sandwiched between two pieces of light Miracle Whip slathered toast. My stomach is growling just thinking about it.

Tyson Grilled & Ready Diced Chicken Breast

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I bought a bag of the oven roasted diced chicken breast a couple of weeks ago. It is perfect for the times that I have not planned appropriately and it’s lunchtime and the Little One is ready to eat. I can just pop these in the microwave and we’re ready to go with a healthy meal. I especially like to add them to a salad.

What are you loving this Thursday?