Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tonight's Healthy Meal

My dear husband has requested that I make something other than chicken (to be fair, I do make some awesome chicken dishes, but he wants some meat!).  So I am trying new things and this week I am braving Italian Sausage.  Tonight was the first time I had every in my life made it, and I have to say that it turned out SO good! 
Italian Sausage Skillet
We made brown rice to go with it, but I was good and just had the skillet creation.  Will definitely be making this again!

It's been 4.5 days...

and I'm down 1 pound!!  Right on track! haha  To be honest though, I have not been focused at all, so I'm super lucky to have lost that pound.  I will be adding a more significant amount of exercise and working on that willpower!  Best Buy had a fantastic Deal of the Day on Friday...Just Dance 3 for $11.99 and shipping was free!  And the final nail that sealed the sale for me was they accept Paypal and I happened to have about $15 in mine :)  I have been looking to buy Just Dance (didn't care which version) for well over a year, but I had no interest in paying $39.99 (used!).  I didn't want it THAT bad.  But this one is on its way to me and I can't wait to use it.  I love to dance, and even better, the KIDS love to dance...this is something we can do together.  Talk about motivation to work out!  There is also a very sweet mama from a parenting board that I frequent who is sending me a Yoga workout DVD for free.  So I'm hoping to do Yoga in the morning before the kids are up and the baby I watch gets here, and then do the dance during the day or in the evening with the kids. 

Diet is a struggle for me.  I have such a hard time giving up the food I love....and I LOVE FOOD!  I'm hoping to do it one thing at a time...eliminate baked goods, then soda, then heavy carbs, then add in more water, more greens, etc. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

30 pounds in 133 days!

Since our move, I have slacked on my better eating and exercise...to the point that I gained back 10 of the pounds I had worked so hard to lose!  So I'm back to it.  We are going to Vegas for a wedding on November 1 and I have exactly 30 pounds to lose to reach my final goal.  That's 30 pounds in 133 days.  1 pound every 4.5 days.  That's less than 2 pounds a week.  I CAN DO IT!!  I'm not going to do any fad diets.  Just smarter eating and exercise.  Cheer me on...I'll update once a week!