Thursday, March 25, 2010

Weight Loss Update

182lbs this morning. Woo Hoo!!! maybe I'll be having a glass of wine this weekend. I have decided to end the detox when I lose 2 more lbs or on Sunday which ever is sooner. I hope I can be done by the weekend. But I am still thrilled if I end the week at 182lbs.

I am going to try a quinoa salad for lunch today and a cucumber soup for dinner. I'll post the recipes if they are yummy.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Weight Is Dropping Off

The detox is going great. I thought I would have to starve myself to lose this much this fast. I stood on the scales today and saw 183lbs on the dial. WOW. That's 5lbs since St Patty's day. I know this will slow down after the detox, but what a way to kick start the healthy eating and weight loss.

I think that I am still going to start the day with a smoothie even after the detox. I feel so good going into the day. Other things I don't miss are soda, caffine and red meat. I am going to try and leave them out after the detox too. Plenty of fish and chicken instead. I already use ground turkey whenever a recipe calls for ground beef so there won't be too many major changes.

One of my biggest changes is drinking more water. whenever I feel like a snack I am pouring myself a glass of water with a slice of lemon instead.

3 more lbs until that glass of wine.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Detox Day 1

I started the detox today and it's going well.

I had a mango smoothie for breakfast which consisted of mango, avocado, kale, coconut water and almond milk. For lunch I just had an almond crusted baked chicken breast and baby spinach. For dinner I am going to be having the gazpacho that I posted the recipe for a few days ago.

I found a weight loss workout on Fit Tv that I recorded to the dvr so I can do it why my son is asleep. I did it to day and it felt good, I definetly worked up a sweat.

I weighed myself this morning and I'm 185lbs!!! yay!!!! That's 2lbs in one week. Hopefully I get at least that for next week too.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Weight Loss Update

No change in weight for today. I have my list ready to shop tomorrow for my 7 day detox. I have tried a few of the smoothies already to make sure that I like them. If they didn't taste good I don't see myself sticking to it for 7 days.

There are also some yoga moves to go with the plan that I plan on doing each morning. Hopefully the rain will clear up and I can add going for a walk to my fitness program. I would walk in the rain but I'll be pushing my little boy in his stroller so it's not possible.

So tomorrow things are going to kick off and I will keep on blogging about it.

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

I watched the show last night and couldn't believe the resistance he was getting for trying to help the country be more healthy.

I don't know how any parent could be ok with their child being served pizza for breakfast, and the milk, what elementary school age child wouldn't pick the strawberry or chocolate milk. They shouldn't be expected to make the choice at that age. What is wrong with 1%, 2% or even skimmed. Milk should be white.

I know changing the system is a huge task but you would think people would be a bit more open to it and supportive of someone who just wants them to be more healthy.

My children will be entering the school system soon and I will be sending them with a packed lunch and cooking them a healthy dinner myself. No way is my child ever having pizza for breakfast.

Let's support Jamie in trying to make some changes for the good.

Bring on the food revolution!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quick update

I just weighed myself 186lbs. That's 1lb less than last Tuesday. Maybe I'll hit 185lbs by this Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Item Added To My Store

I just added this new bracelet to my store. It's made with size #11 seed beads and took me about 4 hours to make.

I really enjoyed making in and am going to make myself one in Mets colors for the upcoming baseball season.

Yummy Recipe

I made the following gazpacho from the Martha Stewart Whole Living website and wanted to share because it was so yummy.

It is part of the detox plan and I wasn't expecting it to be great but I think I will be making it even when not detoxing.

Pineapple and Avocado Gazpacho

This make 2 serving sizes, it can be stored in the fridge for 24 hours.

2 cups pineapple, diced small
1 avocado, diced small
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely
The juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl then put half of the mixture in a blender and puree.
Put the puree back in the bowl with the unblended mixture and fold in.
You can add water if you would like the mixture thinner.

Feeling motivated

Weighed myself this morning and I'm 186lbs woo hoo. I lost some weight. I must have done something right yesterday. I think it was not drinking alcohol and not snacking after dinner. I am going to make it a rule not to do that because it seems to have worked. In fact let's say no eating after 7pm.

So todays weight is 186lbs, only 6lbs away from that glass of wine :)

Decided to start the detox on Monday. I will have gotten everything together by then.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Patrick's diet sabotage

OK, I indulged a bit yesterday. I joined my husband in a Guinness or two. Good news is that I didn't drink any caffine all day and I had no headaches.

I went shopping this morning and bought some of the things I need for the detox smoothies. They don't sound too appealing but it's only for a few days and I am determined to do this.

So here are the stats for today. 188lbs. :(

I want to see 17? on that scale so bad. No more alcohol for me for a while. When I get to 179lbs I'll celebrate with a class of wine.

I need to get some work done today. It's a beautiful day so when the baby sleeps I'm going out on the back deck to take some product photos.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Time to get serious

It's time to get serious about getting rid of the pregnancy weight. I read a suggestion that I blog what I eat and when to look for downfalls and cravings. I am also going to blog my progress. So I aim to blog at least once a day about my weight loss progress.

So here is the current situation. 5'9" 187lbs.

I am going on vacation in June so I figure I have about 3 months to lose at least 20lbs. ultimately I would like to lose 40lbs but I don't think that realistic in 3 months but you never know :)

My first step is to do the detox program on the Martha Stewart Whole Living website. This week has been all about cutting down the caffine. I tried to do the detox before but the caffine withdrawal headaches were too much. I am down to one cup of tea a day and have managed to go without until lunchtime now without a headache. When I want a drink I am having a glass of water instead of putting the kettle on.

So it's 11am now and I have had a bowl of cereal and a glass of orange juice so far, along with a couple of glasses of water. So far so good. For exercise this morning I chased my son around the house about 30 time. He thought it was great fun to run with mommy.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Website

I have my own website under construction.

I'm excited to have lots more control of content and layout than I have in my Etsy and Zibbet stores.

Check out the progress here

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Scrapbooking or Cardmaking Embellishments

I finallly purchased the flowers punches that I had my eye on for a while and have been addicted to making these cute little flowers. I have a bunch of them in many different colors to add to my store a couple a day.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sping Training Starts Tomorrow

One more day to go. Before the Mets are back on my tv. Winter is finally winding down and we can start looking forward to spring.

Oh and today is my birthday. So here's looking forward to a good week.