Friday, August 23, 2013

FitBit Dreams

One of the first nights that I wore my Fitbit to bed, I had a weird dream about it.  In my dream, your Fitbit would video tape what you were doing in your sleep so you had a clear picture of why you weren't getting adequate sleep.  Literally.

I hooked my Fitbit up to my computer and the video began.  I started out in my bed and then everything got crazy!  Next thing I knew, I was at a night club and I was dancing on a bar with a cocktail in my hand.  What the heck?  This is why beyond sleep walking!

Based on my Fitbit sleep tracking, I'm not hitting the bars but I'm super restless.  Tossing and turning all night long.

Anyone have ideas for how to get better sleep?  Maybe I should start wearing my ear plugs again.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hide My Nuts

I love raw macadamia nuts.  They are ridiculously expensive and very high in fat and calories, but I love them so much I would probably give up chocolate for them!  The good news is that they are not all bad.  They are high in fiber, aid in digestion and can lower cholesterol.

The real problem with macadamia nuts is that I can't eat just a handful.  If I have a bag of them in my kitchen I keep going back for more.  I recently found a solution for my problem.

I separated my stash bag into servings (10 -12 is a serving) and put them in little snack sized baggies.  Then I asked my husband to hide them from me.  He is allowed to give me a bag every other day!

Now I can have my nuts and they last for a long time!

Do you have a food that you need to ration or have hidden from you?

Monday, July 29, 2013

I Got a Fitbit

I've been telling Keith for a while that I wanted to get a Fitbit.  In fact, I was supposed to get one for Mother's Day and then we planned a trip to San Francisco and I forfeited my gift for the good of the trip.

Why do I keep doing things like that?

Anyway, we were at a birthday party yesterday and Keith had a couple beers so I took him to Best Buy and tricked him into buying me a Fitbit.  I got the ONE when I wanted the FLEX but they never have one in stock.  I didn't want to wait!  I wanted it today! (or yesterday)

This thing fits pretty snugly on my bra!  And as an added bonus, my silent alarm just went off and vibrated my ta-tas!  FUN!

I'm really excited to be able to get more data to help me on my weight loss journey.  I'm interested in the sleep tracking and how many steps I take (or don't take).  I'm hoping it will motivate me to take more steps and move more!

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Weekends Are Hard

Weekends are really hard for me.  We generally go out to eat or make more elaborate meals at home or both!

I made my My Fitness Pal food diary public and that has been helping me keep my calories on track and preventing me from ordering food that I shouldn't.   For example, we went to lunch at our favorite pizza joint on Sunday and I was all set to order a Spinach and Apple Salad with blue cheese and chicken on it.  But then I plugged it into My Fitness Pal and decided to go with the garden salad with dressing on the side because I wanted a glass of wine.  A 150 calorie salad instead of a 650 calorie salad!

While we were sitting there, I thought about what Keith had in the smoker back at home.  Ribs.  I decided that we need to increase our veggie intake (thanks to The Omni Diet book) and we walked across the street to Whole Foods to get something yummy for dinner.  I threw together a couple Summer Salads that used my new fresh herbs that I planted a few weeks ago.  Click HERE for the recipes.

Both were a big hit with my family but they all really loved the tomato salad!  I'll be making that all summer long.

What vegetables are you enjoying this summer?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday Weight In

I've had a very good week!

I've mostly stayed on plan even when temped with fast food and treats.

Sidenote: I don't know what's gotten into my husband but he and my daughter have been baking cookies and brownies like crazy!  It's 95 degrees and we don't have central AC. STOP BAKING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! 

Yesterday, I even had a Bier!  And Popcorn!

Starting weight:    209
July 5                 207 (-2 pounds)
Total                  2 Pounds

 Now....don't get too excited.  TOM is due to arrive any second now but I'm hoping the Saffron that I'm taking will make his visit a little less traumatic.  I guess we'll see if this stuff is really all it's hyped up to be.  Stay tuned!

In other news....I just started reading The Omni Diet: , it 's very interesting and I'm loving (and actually understanding) the science behind it.