Happy Friday y’all! Okay, so I’ve mentioned my recent diet efforts earlier in the week, and I told you all about SlimKicker and they 90 Day Challenge I’ve been doing. Well, today I am on Day 7, which is a day of rest. Yay for that! LOL! But I am so proud to be able to tell y’all that I have lost 4 pounds this week! I am super excited! I could tell a difference yesterday when I put on my jeans that I recently bought, and they were looser than they have been. These are new jeans that I bought a tad snug because for one they made my butt look better, and for two I knew I’d be dropping a few pounds soon. Four pounds isn’t a lot when you think about how much I’m trying to lose, but hey…any weight loss is a loss…well, and sort of a gain. :0) I am loving the SlimKicker site! It has really shown me my weak spots. Which, by the way, are carbs and sugar. AGGHHH!!! So I’m working on that! I also don’t get enough fiber each day. I just love how easy this site makes it for me! I just put in what I eat, and BAM! There ya go! How’s everyone else doing out there? Any success stories for the week?
P.S. – Thanks Briana for kicking my butt this week!
Okay, so my ww zero point soup was a success! I love it! This will be a staple in my house from now on. Here is how I made mine:
1. Pour 4-6oz of fat-free beef broth in crockpot.
2. Add in the following ingredients: 4 minced garlic cloves (chopped), 2oz tomato paste, 1 1/3 cup carrots, diced onion, 1 diced bell pepper, 1 cup green beans, 3 celery stalks (chopped), 1 diced tomato, and any other zero point veggies (i.e. broccoli)
3. Cook until veggies are tender. Enjoy!
I will be using this soup as lunches for myself, as well as dinner replacement on night that my family is eating something higher in fat and calories than I need to be eating. If you don’t mind adding a few calories extra to the soup, you can add 1 chopped potato. It will be just enough of what you want without going to far on the starch and extra calories.
Okay, I know y’all have been just dying to know what I was so excited to share with you about. So, here it is…a really awesome, new website/app that I was introduced to, SlimKicker. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m taking a 90 Day Challenge and improving my health. SlimKicker is an awesome website/app that allows you to put in your personal information, as well as your health goals. It allows you to track your eating and exercise, and even sign up for challenges. You can connect with friends, find motivation, and even post a reward that you will give yourself once you reach certain goals. The site is very user friendly, and can be a great tool in your weight loss journey. Although new to the site, I am very excited it to be using it. The best part of it all is that it is completely FREE! Don’t you just love that! One of my favorite things about the site is the food tracker. It shows you how much fat, calories, carbs, protein, sodium, fiber, chol., and sugar you have consumed and how much you have left for the day. It also charts the information into a food log. I have yet to have an issue finding the food I’ve eaten in their food library, and even if I did…I can create my own listing. The site and logs stats are very easy to read and understand. So, if you’re looking for something to do the math for you and be the brains of your weight loss operation, you will love this site!
I tried a spinach tortilla chicken wrap for lunch today. I don’t love it yet, but I actually didn’t dislike it either. You use 1 spinach tortilla, spread 1 wedge of laughing cow sun-dried tomato and basil cheese on it, add cucumber slices, tomato slices, spinach, and chicken of your choice. I used deli-meat chicken. I honestly think that is why I didn’t love the wrap. I’m not big on deli sliced chicken. I think next time I’ll uses actually chicken breast slices. It is actually very simple to make and quite nutritious. I found it very filling, which surprised me. I had the large burrito tortillas, so I cut the wrap in half, and only half was plenty for me. Thought I’d share the recipe with you in case anyone is looking for a healthy lunch option.
I am currently cooking zero point soup! I’m excited to see how it tastes, so I’ll let you know! I’m planning on using it for lunches as well, or for my dinner on nights when my family is eating something a little too fattening for me.
I wanted to share with y’all what I have started. If you’ve been following our blog, you know our infertility struggles, as well as my own struggle with weight loss. I’ve been seriously losing weight now for just over a year, and truthfully, it has gone too slow, and I continue getting discouraged. This results in a month of me slacking off…gaining 3-5lbs back…getting angry…trying again…losing 5-10lbs…getting discouraged…and on and on and on. Well, frankly I’ve had enough! I’ve committed myself to doing the work regardless of the outcomes. I’ve started trying to educate myself more on proper nutrition, I’m starting to implement some weight watchers, and most recently I started a 90 day challenge. I am truly excited about this! And I certainly hope to stay this motivated and excited! But it honestly is hard not to when you have such an awesome program to follow with so many other inspiring women. If you want to see what I’m talking about, go check out Briana’s story and her program over at Bikini Body Mommy. I promise you will love it! And her! You can follow her on facebook, and get daily updates and inspiration. I am currently on Day 2 of her 90 Day Challenge, and I encourage you to join me! When I found her page and read her story, and discovered her transformation, I felt like I had a connection to her. Like she was my long lost best gal pal from kindergarten. Seriously! She really makes every reader/follower feel like her best friend. And seeing a real person, being honest and candid about weight loss…extreme amounts of weight loss…done the real, and hard way…gave me hope. She didn’t have surgery, she didn’t go on the Biggest Loser, or Dr. Oz, or anything else. She didn’t take magic fat-melting pills (which btw don’t exist)! She is just your normal mom who did it the hard way…and she succeeded. It is so nice to know, that in this society we live in today, there are people out there like me. People who screwed up, got fat, put in the sweat and tears (oh yes…tears…tears of pain, guilt, frustration, and maybe even hunger at times), and stuck to the plan and did it. That is the kind of success story I want! So whether you have 100+ pounds to lose, or that last annoying 5…you will benefit from this. No, I am not paid for saying all of this. This is just me being real. My goal is to lose the weight I need to lose, but most importantly to become a healthier mother and wife, and a healthier me. If my hormones benefit from it all and my infertility issues dissipate, that is fabulous! And if they don’t, and I am left simply being a healthier me who still can’t get pregnant…that’s okay too. God has a plan for all of us, so I’m just going to trust him on that end, but I am going to do all I can to help him out and hold up my end of the bargain. This week starts my time of change. That means implementing my weight watchers, staying true to my workouts, and whatever else I have to do get my big butt in shape. So, I hope that you will join me and share with me your journey of getting fit!
God Bless & Have a Fabulous Weekend!