Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dragging along

I injured my knee a few weeks ago, so I'm limited to swimming now.  I did sneak in some laps before work this week, and it felt good.  I have my WW weigh in day on Sunday, and I'm down 1.6 pounds this week.  Not too shabby!  I definitely need to work on being more on track this week--I've been bad about tracking.  Honestly, I just need to hold myself accountable.  I have ALL of the tools to do this and do it well, but I just get lazy.  And hungry.  I had two hypoglycemic episodes this week, from not eating soon enough.  When that happens, I eat EVERYTHING in sight.  Not cool.

So, goals for this week are:

  • track EVERYTHING
  • continue drinking over 100oz of water a day
  • stay ahead of the hunger--drink water at first sign of hunger, then eat a small snack if hunger does not fade.  
  • Fitness swim at least 3 days this week
There is nothing on that list that is not doable!  I make a LOT of excuses for myself, so part of it is sucking it up and just forging on.  :)  Can't wait to see what this week has in store for me!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A lengthy break...

I can't believe before today the last time I posted was April of last year.  Pathetic!  I rejoined Weight Watchers two months ago.  I've also started going to the gym more, and completed a 10k last month (not running the whole thing, of course).

I was going through my old medical records the other day and realized I had forgotten how much I weighed at my most during my pregnancy with Q.  I've lost 50 pounds since then.  Since I've started *really* trying this year, I've lost 20.  More exciting is that I'm able to fit into nicer, smaller clothes now!

I recently took a new job at the hospital and that has been an interesting transition for my eating habits.  Also, I'm not on my feet like I was at the office, so I know that's taking some getting use to.  My hope is to start getting more active this week and continue going to the gym several times a week.  I still have issues with tracking everything I eat, especially at the hospital.  The cafeteria has some yummy food!

Instagram has actually helped to keep me accountable.  I post photos of my food creations and how many calories I burn at the gym with my Polar watch.  I have a legion of WW friends there that also do the same and are very inspiring.  I make it a point to check IG at least once a day, or when I really need a boost.

Of course, every once in a while I turn back to the old blog to keep me going.  I'm hoping that I can continue to post now that I'm back on track!

Dessert Pizza

I decided to try my hand at a weight watchers friendly dessert pizza tonight.  I was missing one ingredient and got the wrong kind of another, but it still turned out pretty good!

The original recipe was from this Pinterest pin:

For mine, I accidentally used fat free plain greek yogurt instead of vanilla.  I also forgot the coconut (which I love), so I'll have to try that next time.  I also ended up using a banana and a half instead of just one to make the crust the right constancy.

Not too shabby for a light dessert!