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Friday Weigh-In and Weekend Plans

Friday, July 06, 2012

Weight Last Week: 309.8
Weight This Week: 308.2

Loss of: 1.6 pounds!

I honestly am almost shocked that I beat this week. With 1/2 of the week eating out nearly every meal and not having a lot of control over being able to work out and everything like I wanted. Well, I'm giving myself a big 'ole pat on the back for this one!

Week Recap

Friday - Swam at the lake before the chaos began. Ate pretty well most of the day. Even packed healthy snacks for the lake. Of course, our cooler had a malfunction and many of the snacks were ruined, so I gave up my snacks to the boys (joys of motherhood right there, y'all) and waited until much later to get something to eat. I don't even really remember dinner...but I'm pretty sure we ate out that night. The storm hit after we got back from the lake and the rest of the night is pretty much a blur.

Saturday - Cooked breakfast at home before the heat set in. Eggs and bacon. The boys had toast that I cooked under the broiler (which led my family to believe I was a pure genius! *lol*). Ate lunch at the Mexican restaurant that's just across the parking lot from Hubs' work where we were hiding out. I was pretty conscious of what I was eating, though and tried to stay away from too many chips. I got a yummy Chorizo Quesadilla with peppers, onions, and shredded chicken in it, and was shocked when I offered up 1/2 to Ethan and he actually enjoyed it! I don't remember dinner. I think we probably either ate out or grilled out. That was the theme of the first part of the week. Did eat a few non-healthy snacks at Hubs' work, though. No workout this day.

Sunday - Cooked breakfast again at home. Had to run to town to use the potty, so I stopped off at Kroger and picked up eggs and sausage, so that's what we had that morning. I skipped lunch as I was working with Hubs and then we had dinner at Long John's (totally not my choice, but everyone else was all for it, so I went with it....besides, I had skipped lunch so I had some extra calories). No workout this day, but it was my usual rest day anyhow.

Monday - Took everyone to Shoney's breakfast buffet. I admit that I ate more than I should have. I also admit that I then skipped lunch, then had some nachos from Taco Bell later, and I really do not remember dinner at all. We were starting to lose our minds by then. I think "dinner" was at 11pm when Hubs and I darted off to McD's for chicken nuggets. No workout, yet again. *sigh* I really was starting to lose it.

Tuesday - I had to go back to work. Thankfully, Hubs called around 2pm to let me know electric was restored to our house and I had a much happier second half of the day. Of course, by the time I got home the window AC still hadn't caught up and I was not about to burn my family up by cooking (like I wanted to). Plus, all my meat was still in Hubs' work fridge. I had a VERY unhealthy lunch, and a terrible dinner (Chinese buffet). By the end of the day, though, my resolve was restored. We picked up our meat from the work fridge and replaced it in our own again. I knew time was running out to cook it so I began to make a plan of action for making sure we didn't lose any more than we already had. I cooked up the steak bits I had bought for our chili (it was just past what I'd feel safe serving my kids, but not quite "bad" yet) and gave it to the dogs. At least we'd save a bit of money on dog food for the night, right? And when I thought I was going to just go to bed, I surprised myself and got up and did my 15 minute intro workout routine for Rockin' Body.

Wednesday - A holiday, which meant I was off work. We begged off the parade and the heat and hid at home. I was able to cook breakfast, lunch AND dinner. We ate well that day! I made some amazing taco stuffing from scratch (no recipe!) including homemade taco seasoning (I do have a recipe for that if anyone wants it), and for dinner I pulled together a pork loin stew with carrots, onion, chicken broth, mushrooms, and turnips, with spices thrown in at a whim. It was delicious and, again, I had no recipe. I did day 2 of my Rockin' Body workouts and was starting to feel like I had the ground under me again.

Thursday - Yesterday went pretty well. I made myself eggs and bacon for breakfast (leftover bacon that I need to use up), and ate pork loin stew leftovers for lunch. After work I decided not to go to the tiny pool at the gym as I learned that our city pool was hosting a "family night" wherein you only have to pay $1 each to get in. I took the boys swimming. When we got there, the whistle blew for a lifeguard break, which is basically "adult swim time" and I hopped in super fast to get in as many laps as I could before the kids got back in. I got some dirty looks, but I didn't care. I wanted to swim! And, let me tell you, trying to do laps past the cascade of water pushed out the bottom of the slide = interesting! *lol* You TRY to swim straight, but the current pushes you aside. I figured it was good practice for if I ever have to swim in choppy waters in a tri or something. I got my laps down and felt much better. When we left the pool, I ignored my kids' protests about "getting some food" and drove straight home to check and see if my salmon was still any good. Yep! A huge half of a wild-caught salmon had survived. I stuck it on the griddle plate with sliced pieces of the 3 out of 5 zucchini that survived, sprinkled it with smoked sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and flakes of unsweetened coconut after coating the pan in coconut oil. All of it fried up and it was the most delicious and sweet salmon and zucchini I think I've ever made. YUM! After a long rest, I then got up and did my Rockin' Body routine (which just about KILLED me, I tell you! My abs already were hurting and I had to do "Hardcore Abs" last night AND the Disco Groove...let me tell you, those people doing disco back in the day? I think there was more to their tiny frames than just the massive amounts of drugs they did! That shiz is HARDCORE in itself!). 50 minutes later, I collapsed in a ball of sweat on the couch with some leftover taco stuffing and refueled and stretched out and went to bed and slept like a ROCK! *lol*

So that's how I survived the week. I can't be prouder that I was able to eat, drink, and exercise the excess bloat from the first part of the week off so that I could come out with a win this week! Almost 2 lbs lost means I'm not as far off target as I feared I might be!

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So, plans for the weekend?

Friday - Leftovers for dinner, or I'll have to stop by the market and pick something up because we are out of healthy options now. I'll figure it out before I leave at 4:30pm.

emoticon Set to do laps at the little gym pool tonight.
emoticon Then another set of Rockin' Body routines. Tonight is Party Express (25m) and Booty Time (40m). I haven't done Booty Time yet, so we'll have to see how that goes.

I *might* take the kids to the drive-in theatre. Haven't decided yet. Hubs has to work until 8pm so we'd be cutting it close if he went along.

Saturday - I plan on doing some grocery shopping. Gotta keep it as cheap as possible, but I also need some more healthy options at the house. Logan was bummed that we lost most of our ingredients for the Paleo Chili he picked out last week, so I'll be making that for sure this week.

emoticon Finalize week 1 of C25k
emoticon RB: Shaun T's Dance Party (45) and Hardcore Abs (10m) HELP ME NOW! *lol*

Sunday - REST DAY!!!!!!! I've pushed myself hard this week, but I really needed to in order to get my head back in the game. For rest day, I'd love to find a girlfriend who will go see Magic Mike with me, but my bestie is headed out of town, so that might have to wait. Also plan on doing some yoga and stretching in order to get the kinks out from this week and will try to plan a "spa night" of sorts so I can do some grooming essentials like shave my legs, deep condition my hair, paint my nails, etc., etc. I might even try to make up a homemade face mask. Lord knows with me eating paleo now I have a lot of unused oats at my house! *lol*

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emoticon What are your plans for the weekend? Got anything fun planned? I hope my friends and family without power finally get it restored this weekend! A week without power is NOT fun...especially when you have well water and the pump won't work to give you running water!

emoticon Did you all notice the new emoticons? Fun, right!?

Some of my faves (and the ones I used above too!):
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Weight Goal for Next Week: 306.2
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  • SUGIRL06
    Oooh I didn't see the new emoticons! Nice! LoL
    3222 days ago
    "Loss of: 1.6 pounds! "
    * w00t!

    "Well, I'm giving myself a big 'ole pat on the back for this one! "
    * Deserved.

    "So that's how I survived the week. I can't be prouder that I was able to eat, drink, and exercise the excess bloat from the first part of the week off so that I could come out with a win this week! Almost 2 lbs lost means I'm not as far off target as I feared I might be! "
    * Every so often...

    Hope that you have a great weekend!

    3226 days ago
    emoticon This next week can be even better!
    3226 days ago
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    3226 days ago
    Yay for you!! You did great despite all the crazy weather drama and a holiday thrown in the mix! I love "booty time" - it's sounds intense, can't wait to hear about it!

    I hope you go see Magic Mike - it's just fun to watch...obviously not an oscar winner or anything but it was fun and great eye candy!!

    My plans this weekend are just to prepare for the little one's b-day party on the 15th and get in my kickboxing class on Sat morn so I can get back on track...the holiday messed me up! Have fun!

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    3226 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Woo hoo!!!
    3226 days ago
    Congrats on the loss! I'm not surprised you lost what with the crazy situation, and the most important thing is that even when dinner was 11pm chicken nuggets, you were AWARE of what you were eating. That's a HUGE step!

    Your weekend plans sound great, I wonder if I can fit in a spa night myself... emoticon

    My weekend plans are not set yet, probably at least one day of jet skiing, but which day, I don't know! All I need to do for exercise is another 5.5 miles between today and tomorrow which should be fairly easy to get in.

    Have a great weekend!!

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    (So yes, I love the new emoticons!)
    3226 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/6/2012 12:02:16 PM
    Congrats on the weight loss!
    3226 days ago
  • _SASX_
    E, congrats on the loss, but most importantly on how you handled a really tough situation!

    You showed a lot of strength and courage in the fact that you kept going, tried to find ways to make sure you ate as wel as you could, and found some fun during the week!

    Way to go. You are, as always, my superhero!

    now, where's the emoticon with a cape??
    3226 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10795864
    What a week!

    Congrats on coming through so well in the end.....I do beleive that we don't get anything thrown at us that we can't cope with.

    Cheers! for a great weekend!

    3226 days ago
    Way to stay strong and come back with a vengence after the power outage debacle.

    You are such a strong woman (in all aspects).

    Love your plans, and I really hope you get to enjoy your "Spa Night' you've certainly earned it after you past week. I'm all about the rewards for yourself!
    3226 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7009225
    Congratulations to you for coming through such a trying week in such dignity and with a loss on the scale!! Awesome!!
    3226 days ago
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