Tuesday, July 22, 2014


That's the only way to describe today! Hot!

I did manage to go on a 40 minute walk and a 20 minute bike ride but I was definitely a sweaty mess :) This was Snuffy waiting for me when I got home.

Tomorrow we're going to Midland for a boat cruise. Lots of pictures I'm sure.

Monday, July 21, 2014

I'm just a walking fool!

I didn't plan on walking as much as I did today but I ended up walking for over 2 hours!! My knee although not 100% held up pretty good.

I was so busy today that I really didn't have time to sit down and have lunch so when I was shopping I grabbed some turkey jerky and a big plum :) Hit the spot!

This weeks goals:

  • Slow down eating: tell the truth by the time I did eat going slowly flew right out the window
  • To walk 3 days this week: today was 1/3
  • To lose 1 lb: not the end of the week yet!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weigh in day and goal update

I was very happy to see a loss on the scale this week. I didn't get much exercise in at all but I did make sure to drink my water and stick to my planned foods.

This week I'm down -1.4 lbs.

Last weeks goals:
Drink 8 cups of water/day: Accomplished every day!
Lift weights 3 days: Done!
Find new recipes: Done! I found a mustard vinaigrette dressing and I have several new recipes that I've found that I'll be trying soon.

This weeks goals:
Slow down when I'm eating and enjoy it.
Walk 3 days.
Lose 1 lb.

I will definitely be taking it easy if I have to for my knee but right now it feels back to normal :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Maybe less is enough!

I'm happy to say that at the end of my shift last night my knee was holding up great :) Now onto day 2 at work and hopefully it will still hold up. I'll definitely be walking next week but I plan on just doing short walks, slowly.

This morning I was making breakfast and I was about to add cream cheese when I stopped for a minute. I've always added 2 tbsp which is a serving on the nutritional stats. Well why not just use 1? Will it still satisfy me? Yes indeed it did. I'm doing the same thing with cheese. I don't always need a serving sometimes 1/2 a serving is more than enough.

The other thing I've started doing differently is measuring cream for my days worth of coffees in a container. When it's gone it's gone. This way I'm not just guessing how much I use and my coffee still tastes great :)

I'm going to see what else I can use less of without any noticeable difference.

Hope you're off to a great start on your weekend!

Friday, July 18, 2014

One of my favorite things to do!

I know there are people who hate it but I absolutely love going grocery shopping! Finding the freshest produce and new to me products makes me smile.

I truly do believe that eating clean foods not only improves not the body but the mind as well. I love to come up with new ways to eat things and prepare foods.

After grocery shopping unfortunately I felt some twinges in my knee so I took a pill and rested up until I had to go to work. I will definitely not be any more running around at work than I have to. Fortunately I work with young kids so they can do some of it for me :)

I'm off to work soon and I've already drank 9 cups of water! That makes 6/7 days this week.
I picked up some weights today which completes this weeks goal of doing it 3 days.
I found a new to me salad dressing recipe that I'm making tomorrow and I'll share it tomorrow. That was another of my goals this week to find new to me recipes.

Hope you're having a great day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A great day

I was able to get out on a 50 minute bike ride! It was a fantastic day and my knee didn't bother me at all. I also walked around a pretty big mall and the knee was still good :)

I drank 12 cups of water which makes 5/7 days so far I've drank at least 8 cups.

I still need to pick up weights one more time this week to make my goal but I don't see any problem doing that.

Not sure how weigh in will go this week since today was the only day I really got any major amount of exercise in but it will be what it is and next week I'm hoping to slowly get back into moving more.

Well that's all for today, back to work tomorrow and I also need to pick up groceries so I'll have some fruits and veggies in the house!