Friday, July 8, 2011

Back to Myself

I am feeling much better today after starting to get back into my sleep schedule. Much more back to myself. Not to mention, my weight has gone back down!! Whoohoo! I knew I couldn’t have packed on 4 lbs. of actual fat. Open-mouthed smileGood news!

For breakfast, I had Cheerios, milk and a banana for 4 points.

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I completed Day 29 of the Shred and burned 172 calories! Workout out of the way! I was thinking about taking a rest day when the 30 days are over, but I like how I feel when I workout every day. So I’m going to try to keep it up. I will try to get at least one workout in a day and try to workout 1 hour a day if possible, most days. And instead of planned rest days, I will rest when my body tells me I’m tired. I had a few of those while completing these 30 Days, but not as many as you would think! There were very few days where I felt so exhausted that I really felt like I needed to rest, but I knew it when it happened- no guess work involved. If we really listen to our bodies, they will tell us what they need. Interesting!

I sipped on an iced latte while working all morning- 1 point.

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For my first break, I had a slice of light toast with an egg on top for 3 points.

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For lunch, I had coconut shrimp for 5 points. I Loooooove these!

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I also had a salad with lettuce, blueberries, pecans with Kraft Light Raspberry Vinaigrette for 2 points.

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I finished it up with a No Pudge! brownie for 3 points.

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I loooove these things! That was the last of the box, but someone recommended a recipe for how to make them from scratch, so I’m going to try that out! I’ll let you know if they turn out!

I didn’t have any other snacks for the rest of the afternoon. As with most Friday nights, hubby and I are going to run some errands and go out to eat. We are planning on eating Mexican tonight. Yummy! I have 18 points left for the day, so I’m doing well! I am getting really good at making good choices at restaurants—which is a necessary skill to learn! I mean, if you think about it, we all know what we should be eating. And if I want something that isn’t exactly low calorie, then I eat half of it—or most importantly, I eat just until I’m satisfied. I don’t need to be a member of the clean your plate club.

I have found that what I am doing is going to be sustainable for life for me. Sure, I’m losing weight slowly—but I’m ok with that. I have kept this up for almost 3 years. Can you believe that?! If I can do this for 3 years, I can do it for a lifetime! Smile

Have a great weekend!


  1. You're doing awesome, Alissa!

    I miss those No Pudge Brownies! I have tried the Make Your Own and it does come out yummy!

  2. I love the idea and not planning rest days. I think listening to your body is what we all need to do.

  3. Glad you are feeling better! I love coconut shrimp, too. Yum!

  4. I would love to see the recipe for the no pudge brownie! I love the background on all the pics looks super cute with the blog!

  5. Yay. Glad you are feeling better Alissa. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. It's always good to get back. Maybe it was water retention Weigh In day, it's just frustrating when you are back to normal a day or two later. Well done.



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