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.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July Fitness Goals

I love making goals.  Being accountable on some level, even if it's only to a couple people that read this blog...really helps me stick to the plan!

Monthly Goals

What is the plan, you ask?  I'm about to tell you!

Goals for July

[ ] Lose 3 pounds.
[ ] Eat salad twice a week.
[ ] Walk 3 times a week.
[ ] Yoga 2 times a week.
[ ] Lift weights 3 times a week.
[ ] Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.
[ ] Read The Omni Diet by Tana Amen

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Drink Warm Lemon Water

I'm trying like crazy to lead a very healthy life.  My new mantra is What Would a Healthy Person Do?

One thing that I learned that healthy people do is....Drink Warm Lemon Water!

There are all kinds of reasons for this which I am about to list for you in bullet point form.

  • Boost Your Immune System
  • Aides in Digestion
  • Balance PH 
  • Aides in Weight Loss
  • Cleanse your system and liver
  • Clean Skin
  • Carries away toxins

Just squeeze half of a lemon into warm (not too hot) water and drink every morning!

I just started drinking warm lemon water THIS morning.  I'll let you know the results!