Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Final weigh in for 2013.  Up about 2 lbs this year over all. That's a real win in my books. 

Goals for 2014:
More regular workouts, healthy life choices
Stay healthy
Body positive - body positive - body positive!!
Have fun
Stay curious
Embrace my inner nerd
Continue to fall in love with my husband
Get to know my friends and family better
Try new things
Do more things that scare me
Love freely
Stick up for myself
Enjoy all of it


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

160.2lbs & broken wrist update

Super shocked at the weight maintenance as I've been 100% sedentary & eating things I wouldn't normally. All the reading I've done about healing does say that bone repair uses a ton of calories. Sweet deal. 

Sleeping is still all over the place. I stayed up until 4am last night, slept until 9am on the couch and then moved into bed where I slept until 12:30pm. It was actually the best sleep I've had in a while. 

This weekend N and I traveled to PA to surprise my father for his birthday. It was really awesome, he had no idea we were coming. C, his g/f, set the whole thing up. She told my dad they were going out to dinner with her mom but first she had to pick up her nephew from the Trenton train station. My day was so happy and shocked to see us instead. 

I have to say, I don't care that I'll be 30 in just a few months, I am so glad I've gotten to see both of my parents so soon after the accident. I saw my mom in like a week and my dad just before two. I love them so much and they're really just the best anyone could ask for. They love and support me so much that even though I'm all growed up and married now, I can not imaging doing this with out them. I love you Mo. I love you Daddie-o. 

There's really nothing like an accident like this for you to realize how many wonderful people you have in your life that are just really ready to drop everything and just be there for you. Since the accident it's been really clear to me about what is really important to me, seeing the world and just being with the people that I love. Like I really cannot wait to go back to work, even, just to see the family I've built there in the past few months. So many people that I want to learn more about, laugh with, cry with and be there for. 

I cannot wait to see my crazy family the day after Christmas and just be with them the way they are. And my husband's family, ugh, just the most loving bunch of people that welcomed me with the widest arms. 

How could there be anything in life more important then the people we share it with? Hobbies and possessions and money and are nothing with out those people to share it with. 

Now that my eyes and nose are thoroughly leaking I'm going to go. I love you wild people. Please go out and love some one too. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013


I still got on the scale this morning. I figured why not. I mean more then anything now I get the meaninglessness of the number. 

The days are actually going by ok. I'm in the most pain right when I wake up. Then I spend a few hours with just ibuprofen for the pain. My appetite has been small which has been good. My body wants good and the as soon as it doesn't anymore I loose my taste for it. I've been drinking lots of water. 

A few bruises have popped up over the past few days but nothing major. 

Today I ventured out of the house with N. We walked out to our Pathmark to get some easy to open food for me. I was doing well, walking slow and checking oncoming traffic like mad, until we were crossing Atlantic Ave and a passing car honked their horn. I began to cry on the spot. It took only a minute to collect myself but it was rough, really surprised even me. In the Pathmark I was nervous of everyone walking around and following close but I made it through without freaking out. I was glad to be there and back before dark. 

Once home it was time to eat again and have a Vicodin & a nap. I slept well but felt restless. 

After wrapping up my arm I tried a new way of baithing. I sat in the tub with the water running and used a pitcher to wet/rinse myself. It felt way more productive then just sitting in a regular full bath. I even managed to shave which felt like a major accomplishment. 

N goes back to work tomorrow but so far I have people lined up to be with me thus week. Alx is coming tomorrow & I'll be heading to acupuncture AJ from work is coming Tuesday and Wednesday Mo will be here to come to my Ortho appointment. 

I think I might be getting a cold but in hoping that's just a passing thing. 

Oh I could wiggle the fingers on my left hand a bunch too. That always makes me smile. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Hey loves I'm sorry that I have been MIA. Wednesday evening after work I was walking home and was hit by a car. I have a broken wrist but am ok. Shaken mostly. Sore even more. 

I was in the cross walk, crossing with the light. The car that hit me was making a left onto the street I was crossing and had reduced visibility, I'm sure, due to another car having stopping in the cross walk. They stopped after the impact and stuck around. A stranger on the street stood between me and traffic and called 911 for me. 

My arm has been set, I'm in a cast and N has been taking incredible care of me. Next Wednesday I go to the orthopedic Surgen to find out how the bone is healing and if I'll need surgery. I've been taking Vicodin for the pain and ibuprofen for swelling. Lots of rest, icing and elevating. 

I'm going to need a lot of support over the coming months. I will ask for it when I need it but check in with me from time to time if you can. 

I cried tonight for the first time. I haven't cried once since the accident. Not even when I was hit. It all fell on me today when I sat down to pee at one point. I got a twinge in my wrist and began to weep. I got out of the rest room, told N I needed a hug and cried for what felt like 15 minutes. 

I'm so insanely lucky. I'm so thankful that I'm not dead and that those closest to me are some of the most amazing people on the planet. 

Thank you for reading. 
I love you. 

After having my arm set and put into a cast, about to have my 2nd set of X-rays. This smile brought to you by shock, morphine and me being awesome. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

161.6lbs & Girls on the Run 5K

I accidentally posted Friday's post about Spa Castle to 204 Eats, but I copied it and posted here so please go take a look at that post.

Spa Castle Day! [originally posted on 204 Eats by mistake!]

As to be expected, MB and I had an incredible time at Spa Castle.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Fatigue is the word of the day today.  I'm mid way though my period and just feeling blah.  All day at work I was out of it.  I made some hot chocolate from coconut milk and chocolate nibs.  Super tasty but way too rich.  Now I'm just cranky and my stomach hurts.  Way too go Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013


Today was really awesome.  I took lots of notes though out my day about stuff that I want to write about here and on 204Eats.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weigh in

155.4 lbs

Glad to see that random gain from last week righted it self. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

weigh in

I did weigh in first thing on Sunday I just haven't really wanted to post or talk about it.  I weighed in at 157.  I've been considering not weighing in as often but I don't want to loose touch with the reality of the situation, that's how I got so bad in the first place.  I'm just not digging weighing in every week when clearly I am no longer in the weight loss mind set.  You know?

I don't have much else to say I just wanted to get that out though.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

blerch love

A little while back I came across a comic that hit really close to home done by the incredibly smart and talented Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

tuesday 9.17.13

After work today I headed to the financial district to swing by the Girls on the Run office to pick up all of the supplies for my site this season - three bags of water bottles, course materials and journals for the girls.

monday 9.16.13

Super sleepy morning thanks to being up so late and blogging [and drinking pumpkin beer.] 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

weigh in day


That's a small up from last week which only make sense since last week was a bigger loss.

Even with my awesome boost from N this week I hardly trained at all.  While a half marathon is still the goal I think baby steps are in order. I have 2 5k's lined up so far.

Today I had my coaches training for Girls on the Run. If you don't already know about them, go and check them out here: www.girlsontherun.org  I am so thrilled to be working with them and cannot wait to be with the girls.  We start in another 2 weeks.  So awesome, if it sounds like something you are interested in participating in, even though coaching positions are already filled, you can sign up to be a running buddy for a girl when the have their 5k celebration at the end of the season.  If you're in NYC reach out to me directly and I can put you in touch with the head of the program and if you are outside of NYC the website will have all the info of who to be in touch with.

I was pretty funky all week and slammed at work, I put in a ton of hours and really didn't give myself much balance and I could feel it.  This week I want to work on balance and making sure that I get in a little of everything and not just all work all the time or all working out all the time.  It can be so easy to get caught up in on thing or another and let everything else just kind of fall aside.  

I really also want to make sure I keep up on the facelift that N and I are do Inge on our apartment.  I got a real boost when we got our new "dresser" which is actually a book shelf from ikea with our stuff in it.  It looks so nice and is super functional and also gives us a little more floor space to work with in out itty bitty NYC bedroom.

That's all for this week.  

Onward and upward friends.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


I finally got my act together yesterday and registered for something.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

weigh in

154.2 lbs  lowest weight to date
51.9 lbs total loss

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


noun - a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

A new look.

For a while I'd been wanting to give this blog a face lift.

Friday 528 update

Since Monday I've worked out every day and today is a much earned rest day.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

weigh in tomorrow

I spent the weekend visiting my Dad in PA so I didn't weigh in this morning.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

502 - weigh in

154.2 lbs
-0.4 lbs from last week
50.1 lbs total loss

Monday, July 22, 2013

Weigh in

-.2 from last week

I'm writing this post at 11:52pm on the downtown 2 platform in Penn Station. N and I went to upstate NY today with Alx to visibly the campground his grandparents own. I'd had ever intention to already be how since we left the house at 8:30am

I'll post when I can I just didn't want to miss my weigh in report. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013


I have been MIA all week on this blog and I couldn't tell you why.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

488 - weigh in

154.8 lbs
+0.6 lbs from last week
49.5 lbs total loss


Just a quickie updated before tomorrow's weigh in.  

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


I meant to post last night but by the time I remembered it was 4am.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

478 - check in

Before I even get into what I was going to talk about I have to give a shout out to my girl Katherine Austin.  

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013


Modify modify modify. That's what I did all though my work out yesterday. I took out most if not all impact from the Insanity workout I did yesterday. I stayed very try to form over speed.  It was still a little hard because the squats even done well are tough on my knee. The biggest trouble was that after a while it was hard to find other ways to modify. I'm up in the air now about whether the Insanity program is a good match now with my ability/injury level. We'll see. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


I am super worn out today and with no formal work out.  

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Sup friends!  By request of my lovely hubs I got back in action today with my abs challenge but I eased back into it and instead of doing 300 reps I did 150.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

whirlwind weekend

Yikes!  It's so late, but I didn't want to go a 2nd day without posting.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Today I am blogging from the floor in my living room on my iPad.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Doc Visit & 300.30.4

Today I went to see Dr. Lubliner, a highly regarded and respected Orthopedist here in NYC.  


Whoa.  Wasn't sure I was going to make it through but i totally did.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


That I am in a rut is sort of an understatement. I cannot seem to kick it. I worked out today. Did the Insanity Fit Test. I have my self lots of room to do what ever my body said was ok. I didn't care if I did 40 of something or 4. I did we'll. I sat out the suicide jumps (standing straight up and down, jump back into plank, jump back to full standing, repeat) because I felt light headed. Regardless of any of that what I learned was that I probably won't be able to do Insanity again. I don't think my quads and knee will allow it. That's a real fumbling bummer. I was looking forward to doing it again because of the drastic effect it had on my body when I did it the first time.

I still don't feel better yet. My knee still hurts on the inside and I don't know if it is always going to be like this now, but that really is what it feels like. I feel defeated. I feel like I should just be able to jump back into things and that really isn't the case.

I'm so incredibly thrilled that I passed the 50 lb weight loss mark but I cannot say that it made a big impact. I kind of Sony feel like I earned it. You know? I didn't actively work towards it. I just kinda didn't gain weight for a little while. I really don't know any more. My attitude about any of this stuff is just shit lately. I think I'm still living inside of a big thwarted expectation. Where I would be/should be now if I hadn't gotten hurt.

It's weird to me that the normal I want to get back to is the one where working out between 3 and 6 days a week was the norm. I'm lucky if I squeak out one lately. Not for lack of encouragement. There is just something that is missing for me.

Yesterday I got a Jawbone UP from work. It's like the nike fuel band but it tracks more stuff. I'm going to try it out for the next few days and if I hate it I'll bring it back.

Shout out to Mo! It's her birthday today. Love you lady.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weigh in Day 411

154.2 lbs
-.8 lbs from last week
50.1 lbs total weight loss

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


No work out today. My back feels 90% better. I hung out this morning and kept a heat pack on it to be safe. At 1 I got a great hair cut by a friend that is going though training at a fancy salon in the city. It's super cute! I'm going to let everyone at work know that she will need models a lot over the next few months. If any of you are in or close to the city I can put you in touch with her too. She's going to need all hair types and styles so if you're in the market for a $98 hair cut but only want to pay $20 I have the lady for you. I also let her know that I would be open to being a hair color model and she got me hooked up with their downtown salon where I will be doing just that tomorrow! Here's my new do and tomorrow I'll post the new color!


I worked out and showered before 10am today!

Monday, April 22, 2013


So the over arching theme of my day today is back pain.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On Monday

Monday ended up being a 2nd rest day since the swelling in my leg was still pretty significant.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Weigh In

154.4 lbs
-1 lb from last week
-49.9 lbs total loss

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The OK

Today I finally went to have a follow up appointment with Turk after my MRI.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Weigh in

155.4 lbs
+1 lb from last week
48.9 lbs total loss

I did do my weigh in yesterday I just forgot to do a full post. I have to say I am really happy with this weeks weigh in.  Last week was a big loss which ca be followed by a large gain but this just tells me that my body is doing well and balancing out.

It's been 4 months since I've run or really worked out at all.  I cannot believe that the time has gone so quickly.  In the first 4 months of my weight loss journey I lost 28 lbs.  In the last 4 months I have lost 7.  I used to write 5-7 days a week and now I am down to 1. So much has changed and sometimes I'm afraid that I have stalled out.  I mean I'm glad that even though I haven't worked out that I have continued to loose weight, I think that's pretty incredible.

Being hurt really just sucks and I never thought that it would take this long before I was better.  I'm still not better now, but you know what I mean.

What are your thoughts? Have any of you been hurt before? Do you have any work outs that you do that don't involve lower body so much (squats, lunges, etc)?

I miss writing all the time but feel like it isn't worth it when I don't have anything to say. No new news to report.   Like I don't want to just go on about what's happening in my life. Talking about work and what I did in a day isn't what I started this blog for.  I also want to let you know that I haven't been reading either.  I haven't been keeping up with my favorite ladies in the weight loss blog o sphere as I feel like a fraud just following you and not being in the thick of it with you guys.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Day 383 - Weigh In

154.4 lbs.
-2.4 lbs. from last week
-49.9 lbs total loss

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Woo!  Full day of work today and boy am I wiped out.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday in Jersey

Today I took the slow train out to Jersey. Tomorrow I have my doctor's appointment. I headed out here today to spend some time with Mo and to avoid taking the train in and out of Jersey in one day.

Mo took me to a yoga class at the library in town, it was nice. The teacher was the woman who introduced Mo to the program where she got her yoga teacher training, it was cool to meet her. I went really easy and didn't do anything that I thought may bother my knee.

Regardless, my knee is still sore and swelling. I'm thinking its more from standing at work. I'll get an appointment set up with Turk for next week so we can talk about what's next for me.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weigh in Day 369

156.8 lbs.
-0.8 lbs from last week
-47.5 lbs total loss!

Woo!  I am heading back in the correct direction!  It has been a whirl wind week so it is great to see some movement in the not up direction.

Training at work is over so I can get back in to a routine with working out.  Tomorrow I'm doing yoga with Mo in Jersey. Since I haven't been given the ok to run and it looks like that may still be a ways off I need to create a plan and I really don't know where to start.  I am going back to focusing on back of leg and core strengthening and moving away from weight bearing exercises as per Turk and the prelim results of my MRI.  Amazing news: no structural damage! Meh news: still healing and not ready to run.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weigh In

158.6 lbs.
+2 lbs from last week
-45.7 lbs total loss

Two pounds up. I didn't see that one coming, I really didn't. That really has me think the days that I worked out counted for nothing and I am getting really defeated. I now know that I won't be a full 50 pounds down by March 13th. That would require a close to 5 pound loss in 10 days.

I don't really know what else to say. I'd found a breakfast I thought that was making a difference in how many calories I took in in a day and really kept me fuller longer. The other thing that keeps creeping up in my mind is how early I was up today. Sometimes when I weigh in really early my weight is off by 2 to 4 lbs then when I weigh in the same day about 3 hours later after having gone back to bed for a while.

I feel like anything else I might say would be complaining and whining or excuses so I am going to wrap this up.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Catch up

Haven't posted in a few days. All is good though. I have been busy and having a great time. I feel like I have been seeing lots of friends lately and that been really great.

PT has been going well and I am hitting that point where I feel like I'm getting stronger, I'm able to do more, my exercises are more challenging and my knee (well just above it) has been hurting and I don't know if it's like I'm doing too much hurt or Don't worry you're retraining your whole leg and this shit was all out of whack and now you're doing it right hurt. So there is that.

This week I went to the gym Sunday, Monday and today. I won't be able to go tomorrow but I plan to go Saturday after I get out of training. I have been eating really well so I am optimistic to have that on my side. I think there are a few NYSC near where I will be so that I could go to the gym right away, shower then come home.

Tomorrow I start training for my new iJob! I'm really excited to start. I've got my close all laid out so I can head out bright and early.

Time for bed!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday 2.25

Lazy day today.  I'm really itching to start working.  Got in time at the gym today with all my PT exercises, time on the treadmill (backwards and forwards) and my crunches.  

Picked up some stuff at TJs today too.  Almond butter, slightly salted rice cakes, fruits, veggies and fish.  I'm getting the idea from Wheat Belly about how much gluten can affect you even if you don't have an intolerance or Celiac's.  I'm still not too far in so I'm not jumping to anything, just making some purchasing adjustments and trying new stuff.

PT in the morning tomorrow.  My calves are still freaking killing me from those new weight bearing exercises I'm doing, holy crap man.  

A gf of mine is coming over tomorrow and we are doing a belly cast for her, she's supper preggers and due in like another 2 months.  I have no doubt that we are going to have a blast and that this will turn into a fiasco because that's what happens when the two of us are together.  Hilarity ensues.  

In the evening I'm heading out to Queens for game night with friends.  I'll need to get my work out in though out the day, probably no cardio, just stretches, PT exercises and crunches.   


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday 2.22

Today (well, Friday really) I was a woman consumed. Consumed by a book I really didn't ever want to put down. The Fault in Our Stars by Joh Green. I know John Green from his work on Crash Course on YouTube. I had no idea he was also capable of writing that way. I don't even know how to explain in other then a roller coster always going up. I cried for hours. Quietly and to myself and sobbed outright. I laughed and smiled and fell on love. I haven't read a book like that in I cannot even tell you how long.

Today was a rough day for me other wise. I was busy, my food intake was horrible. I sort of skipped breakfast, ate way too much lunch, had a dessert I know I should have skipped and ate dinner even though I wasn't hungry.

PT broke up my day. PT is always a pleasure, though it can be hard and really hurt I really get to feel like I have accomplished something.

The rest of my day was spent either reading or thinking about reading The Fault in Our Stars.

I have a huge long day tomorrow and need to get to sleep like 4 hours ago.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Weigh in

+0.8 lbs from last week
-46.5 total loss

Whoa. Totally spaced out on posting yesterday. No excuses for the gain. I worked out this week, could have done another day and its my TOM.

Yesterday Mo came to pick me up and bring me back to Jersey. She picked me up so I could get rid of all the clothes that had been piling up behind my bedroom door. Months of clothes that didn't fit. There were still tons in my closet and dresser too. I went through everything and got rid of so much. Now I own what feels like nothing. It's better that though then to hang on to so much that doesn't fit anymore. Today we're going to hit a charity shop and a consignment store in hopes of getting some new stuff. It's a much needed trip.

Hope your weekend was great. I promise not to space out on my weigh in day next week.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Busy Thursday

I packed a ton into one day today! First I hit the gym or my last day at Golds. I did a half an hour backwards on the treadmill and then did weight machines and strength training. I packed up and had coffee in Starbucks to have a call with a participant from my SELP. Hopped the train and took the long ride up to Inwood to visit my gf A who had a cracked ankle. We got in about one and a half Harry Potters before I needed to take off. Back down in midtown I had coffee with a friend that I worked with, what feels like a hundred years ago, on the South Street Seaport. I chatted with home and his lively gf for a while before N met up with us. They took off N grabbed some food and then we were off to NY Jedi. We took a class in stage combat with light saber. NY Jedi is an incredible group or really talented, dedicated and lovely people. N and I had so much fun I cannot even begin to explain. I am working on uploading the video and will share it ASAP.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 329 - Physical Therapy Day 2

     Started off another day with physical therapy.  Dr. Turk is happy with how well I'm doing.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Weigh In

159.4 lbs
+1.2 lbs from last week
44.9 lbs total loss

Totally saw that coming. Didn't work out one lick. I still cannot believe how easily I put on weight. No wonder I got as big as I did.

I have a plan for this week, get back in the gym. I have 11 days left on my one month membership at Golds, I really need to make it count. I need to get these pounds down. For now with physical therapy I am only go backwards on the treadmill or elliptical to strengthen the opposing muscles.

My food intake needs an overhaul too. I have been super irresponsible eating this week. I haven't been over eating or even indulging, I've been under eating which can be even worse. When your body doesn't get the calories it needs it stores the ones it does get, as far as it's concerned you're starving. When things get wacky for me I don't eat, I spend more time focusing on other things. It's a super bad habit I've had since high school. For example, when I'm not working for a whole I stop eating a lot. All of a sudden it's like I think I could save money by eating less, as if any one would let me starve. I never said the shit that goes on in my head makes any sense. Though it was a pain and a lot of work, it worked really well when I had a calorie intake I was trying to hit.

Today I had a cool experience. I went to a warehouse sale for Lululemon. They have some pretty cool stuff but it is very out of my price range so I thought this sale would be a rare opportunity. Last minute I hopped in the car with a girlfriend of mine and we zoomed off to Nassau Coliseum to the sale. We were inside for about an hour and both got some cute stuff. I got two pairs of shorts and a light jacket, I'll post pics tonight or tomorrow. Very cool.

Currently N and I are on the train heading to a Super Bowl party at our friends place in Astoria [Queens.] I don't usually do Super Bowl parties as I don't watch, follow or care for football. But these are good friends so the cause for the party is irrelevant. I packed a ton of clementines and 2 veggie burgers so I don't go too crazy on snacks.

That's all for now. Hope you are all having a great weekend!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 320 - Weigh in

158.2 lbs
-0.8 lbs from last week
-46.1 lbs total loss

Thursday, January 24, 2013

yesterday at the gym

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but I did have a great day!  

Saturday, January 19, 2013


N and I are in Arizona until Sunday visiting family. We met out new baby cousin and I am just so in love, she's a sweat heart. 7 weeks old!

We've been doing a lot of walking which is great and I've been able to make some really great food choices while eating out, I'm really happy about that.

We'll be here all day Saturday and part of the day Sunday so I don't know that I'll be posting again for the weekend but I will definitely post on Monday for weigh in. For tonight I wanted to leave you with a photo of the new cutest girl in the world.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 308

I made it back to the gym today!  It was really great!  I got in another 30 minutes in on the elliptical.

Remembered to get a shot of the elliptical before all
the info goes away at the end of the cool down.

Spaghetti Squash!

     I think I've said before that Mo belongs to this really awesome group called Suppers.  

Monday, January 14, 2013

307. Monday.

OK So here I am.  Back from another unplanned break.

weigh in

161.6 lbs
+ 0.2 lbs from last week
-42.7 lbs total loss

Wow.  Totally didn't post yesterday.  OR for like 3 days before that.  I will update today but right now need to head out the door.  


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Advice from my vegan hero, Jamila

     As promised here is the advice that Jamila offered up on my Vegan Monday.  All the info was too good to keep to myself so I've included it here.  The only changes that I have made are that I put [brackets] around what I did eat so then you have an idea of what she is commenting on. 

Great work on your vegan day - woo hoo! You did really well but I do want to throw out a few suggestions. Maybe you could add a little more protein to your meals. You could also try eating certain things for lunch instead of dinner. Here are some examples :

Breakfast - [Oatmeal w / berries.] Maybe adding a teaspoon of Buckwheat or Hemp protein to your oatmeal. Also you could tofu scramble with veggies. You could also put it in a wrap for a vegan breakfast burrito.

Snack - nuts or a Vegan protein bar. There are a lot in the health food store and they do not have crappy chemicals in them.

Lunch - [a salad, lentil soup, carrot sticks and blueberries.] Maybe you could swap the blueberries w/ hummus or have carrot sticks with more nuts or maybe dipping them in cashew butter.

Dinner - [rice and veggies with sweet sesame seaweed.] If you are going to have rice for dinner you have to add a protein. !!! If you are not up for having protein than skip the rice and have a salad w / veggies & seaweed.
All of your choices were great but too heavy on carbs. I have noticed when I first started eating heavy carbs as a vegan I would get very bloated & tired. The more vegan protein I added left me full and my stomach so flat.
Protein options
- Tofu, Beans, Quinoa, Tempeh & spinach.
     Well did I ever learn my lesson.  I can totally feel all the carbs that I had on Monday and yesterday too.  That totally explains how crappy I felt last night.  I have been having oatmeal in the morning to try and cut down on how many eggs I have.  I have been really staying away from carbs since March and all of a sudden I reintroduced carbs and a bunch of fiber to my diet in 2 days.  Welcome to some serious bloat and discomfort.  I did a bunch of reading on reducing bloat and from what I've gathered the best I can do is drink more water of the next few days, be sure to stay active and to make sure that I consume smaller amounts of both carbs and fiber in the future and build up so that my body has time to process and get used to it. 

     If you have any questions about being vegan, let me know and I will run them by Jamila she is a pro.  It was a super fun way to change up my diet as a one day a week thing and I am really looking forward to next Monday!  Also let me know if you are interested in trying vegan one day a week with me, it would be cool to have a buddy!




Got in some more Pilates today.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Day 299 - back to nyc

I forgot to say before that my weigh in will be tomorrow [Monday] since I wasn't at home to do so today.

PA for the weekend

N and I took the trip out to PA to stay with my Dad and his gf this weekend. The train ride was nice and easy. We spent some time visiting with family and it was really cool. We went to a family party for a three year old and that was so awesome. Mostly because of the three year old. He was too cute and instantly my best friend. We played and chased and chatted and tickled and laughed.

The hard part about the party was the food. Luckily we'd eaten before we went at Bryn and Danes (www.brynanddanes.com) which is my favorite place to eat out here. At the party I hosed the better part of a veggie tray on my own. I had one piece of a gram cracker covered in sugar and chocolate chip, lol. Anyway, the thing I wanted to share a picture of all the snacks that were there that I didn't eat! Though the bigger accomplishment for me was not eating the ziti, that shit is my kryptonite.

With a bunch of support and pushing from N I also manage to make my FuelPoint goal for the day. We took a walk around my Dad's hood, I did some sit ups and shook around a lot to make my points. Totally counts!!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

this and that

As I logged into blogger today I caught a view of my counter.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013