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