Monday, March 31, 2014

A New Plan

I have told you I would share this journey with you and that is my intention so there will be speed bumps along the way and I will share these as well as the successes. I found myself starving from the way I was eating I was so hungry food was all I could think about and I found my energy waning so I began looking for something different and came across the Hungry Girl Diet. I have followed Lisa for years and love her recipes so I have decided to give it a shot. In the test study before the release the participants lost an average of 10 lbs. So here we go.

It's available at your local bookstores. I got mine from Barnes and Noble but couldn't wait to get it in my hands so I ordered it for my Kindle from Amazon.

Here was this morning's breakfast. It's the Growing Oatmeal B-fast and that white stuff on my plate is scrambled eggs white.

On a side note during our walk yesterday my dog snapped his leash and started running through the park like he had finally won his freedom. He was chasing the geese and having a great time. I finally decided I wasn't going to catch him by chasing him so I set down on a picnic table bench and he wondered over and stood about 5 feet away from me. I told him if he wanted to come back to the park he would not run away at which he got up and started trotting away. He walked through the parking lot and stood at the car door as if to say come on let's go home.
I love this boy( Ricky)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Today's Recipe

My favorite breakfast is an egg mug.
Cook two slices of crisp bacon put in bottom of microwaveable mug, put in two eggs and one wedge of laughing cow cheese. Stir together. Cook one minute in the microwave, stir again, cook another minute and enjoy!
This is super simple and 222 calories.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Welcome to my journey.

I have been considering this for awhile and decided to share my journey with you. I have been dieting for my whole life and am finally seeing results. Let me tell you about myself. I began this journey with my husband in July of 2011 when he was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and we changed our eating habits. I weighed in at 264 and by July of 2012 I was at 210.
Here's a pic of me at my heaviest.

By July 2012 I was at 222. But on July 16 I lost my husband in a tragic accident and lost my way.
In October 2013 I was at 210, not because of eating a healthy diet or exercising but just from the stress of life.

On March 10 with the support of my friend Lou I began my new journey and am determined to get to my goal weight of 165. Lou is on a journey of his own and has put a time limit of by November on us but I am just moving forward in baby steps. My first goal is to get to 199. Which will be the first time any many years that I have weighed less than 200. I will be posting a progression photo each week, here I am today.

If I can't be honest with myself then I can't help you or myself. So on March 10 I weighed 210. March 17 204.6, March 24. 206, and today I am 200.4.
Lou and I began by walking our dogs in the park 3 times a week. My dog and I loved it so much.(yes I have discovered I like exercise) that unless the weather is bad we are there every day. On bad weather days I ride my exercise bike and do a Richard Simmons video, which I will share with you later.
On Monday when I had gained weight I dropped my calorie count from 1600 to 1250. I have had periods of hunger and may go up to 1400, we will see.
To record my food intake I use the fitness pal AP, it makes it super easy in that you can scan the barcode off your food packaging and it records your calories for you.
I will use this blog as a journal of my weight loss and hope that I can encourage someone else along the way. I will post recipes and exercise videos or ideas along the way. If you have suggestions or questions I am more than happy to get them.
I am not a doctor, dietician or exercise guru, I am just on this journey with you. So please before starting any program consult your physician.
Now a little bragging on myself, in July 2011 I was wearing a 22W today I bought a pair of size 14 jeans. Yeah me!

Now to get rid of my muffin top which is there dressed or naked.

See you tomorrow