Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Week 3

Yesterday marked the beginning of week 3.  I'm still only down 3 lbs but I guess it's better than being up 3 lbs!  I am still struggling with the low carb diet so I've been trying to think of other ways to make this work. My bestie has been helping me brainstorm meal ideas and I'm really digging the variety I have now. My new fave is hamburger patties with pepper bacon and cheddar cheese...YUM. I'm hoping to be able to report a weight loss this next week. No, let me rephrase that. I WILL be reporting a weight loss this next week :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I'm having an issue.  Meat is seriously grossing me out.  At first it was chicken, and now it's beef too.  Just the smell of it makes me want to barf.  I'm not sure what to do since my diet has consisted of mostly meat!  I mean should I start counting calories?  Go sugar free?  Keep trying to be low carb?  Until I figure out my next move I'm sticking with low carb since that is what is working for me.  I'm eating my typical breakfast of veggies and I have a chicken breast in the crockpot for lunch.  I'm crossing my fingers I won't gag!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 5!

Well, I've made it 5 days without sugar and hardly any carbs. This is a feat that is easier said than done! I am happy to report that I weighed in this morning and am down 3 lbs! That is super motivating because I know if I step it up a notch I'll have even better results for next week! Skinny jeans, here I come!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Day 4

After a little diet mishap yesterday, I am BACK with a vengeance.  I am determined to get shit done. My diet has been flawless today and I plan on keeping it that way for however long it takes.  I know that there will be more days when I am completely exhausted, I definitely need more than 4 hours of sleep and with a teething baby that is a hard task to accomplish sometimes.  I am mentally prepared to be able to go get a coffee and not let it derail my diet.  I am even considering drinking black coffee (GASP).  Ya gotta do what you gotta do, amiright?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu

YOU GUYS.  I feel like a chef!  I'm trying to get creative with my low carb meals so I don't get tired of making the same thing over and over and over.  Well, last night I really outdid myself!  We LOVE chicken cordon bleu so I just knew there had to be an easy low carb way to make it.  I brainstormed and the recipe I came up with was delicious!

Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu

4 chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
1 packet of chicken gravy mixed with 1 cup of water
1 pack of ham lunch meat cut into squares
6-8 slices of swiss cheese cut into squares
Garlic salt
Onion powder

Place the chicken in the crockpot, cover with the gravy, season with the garlic salt and onion powder.  Bake on high for 3 hours, then add the ham and swiss cheese.  Bake for an additional 2 hours stirring occasionally.  I shredded the chicken and boy was it DELICIOUS!! 

Day 3

Well guys, I've made it 3 days without cheating except for today!  My only f#ck up was that I HAD to have a coffee this morning.  HAD TO.  The hubs got called out at 3am because one of the ditches was plugged up and flooding a road.  Right as I was falling asleep Hayden woke up for the day.  FML!  I've eaten great today though so I'm not too worried about it, and I'm not a fan of sugar free lattes so I don't think I'll have the urge to buy another one anytime soon.  If he gets called out again tonight though, I will need a caffeine drip tomorrow for sure.  Why can't it be Friday?!  I'm not super excited for the weekend though, Chase has to work Saturday AND Sunday.  We don't have anything else going on so at least I can sloth around in my sweats and maybe even convince Gentry to lay down with me when Hayden is napping.  Fingers crossed.  Hunting opens next weekend so I don't see myself relaxing ever again.  EVER.  I know, pity party, table of one.  WHATEVS.  I need to relax!  Work has been so crazy busy, the new school year is for suresies kicking my ass plus I'm still trying to get used to getting up at 5 to be out the door by 6:35 to get Gentry to the bus stop.  WAAAAAH.  Ok, I'm done now.  No more complaining.  For today at least ;)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Color Run

One of the goals I've had for quite a while is to do a 5k.  I'm not in good shape, AT ALL, but dammit it's one of my goals to get in good enough shape to go for a jog and not die.  Hell, I'd like to go for a long walk and not feel like I have emphysema!  I have a few friends who recently did the Color Run in Portland this past weekend and it looks FUN.  It is definitely one of my goals for next summer!  Check it out, doesn't it look awesome?! http://thecolorrun.com/about/

October 1st

I've been waiting for this day for so long!  My best friend Stephanie and I have been planning to start our big huge diet today for 7 months!  She just had a baby a week ago so we had to wait until today to start :)  Yes, I could have done it on my own but I have tried (and failed) to diet on my own numerous times and it is so much easier for me when I have a diet buddy.  A support system, so to speak.  I am SO ready for this.  My brother has also been a great support system, he asks me what I'm having for lunch, dinner, etc and tells me NO CARBS!  LOL!  I'm so lucky to have him <3  Starting TODAY I am carb free which also translates to sugar free.  Who knew sugar = carbs?  Not I.  I am confident I can stick with it, and I have learned not to stray one bit from my diet because that is when I sabotage myself.  I am trying to drill it in my head that I'm not giving up my favorite foods forever, I'm just giving them up for now.  Once I lose my weight I know it will be a struggle to not go out and eat until I burst.  I will have to learn to eat things in moderation and I'll have to learn to maintain my weight. I'm totally mentally prepared for this.  HERE WE GOOOOO!!