Monday, March 5, 2012

Las Vegas Bound (Round 1 For 2012)

Hello Everyone!!! I am happy to report that despite my Oscar binge, my lowest weight this weekend (I weighed several times from Friday to Sunday) had me down 1 pound! My hard work is paying off! That brings my total loss to 112.4. I wasn’t completely perfect this weekend but I didn’t do half bad. I ate way too much at dinner last night for my cheat meal. I really wish I could have someone punch me in the face once I’ve eaten enough. I don’t know why I insist on making myself sick. I’d like to see at least a little loss at the end of this week because I’m going to Las Vegas on Saturday and I know that I will gain while I’m there. I’m just happy that I’m on the right track. Hopefully, it won’t take long to work off Vegas and then I really have the whole month of April to take off some pounds before May (the birthday month). My most immediate goal is to be down 115 pounds so I can take a new picture! I was really happy because I borrowed my roommate’s shirt on Saturday to go out in. I’ve never been able to borrow her clothes before…and it was a shirt from express…I have definitely never been able to wear anything from there so…it was a good weekend. I also started my new workout schedule which spreads everything out a bit more because I was starting to get burned out at the end of the week. It added a 1 mile walk on Sundays. I am now doing 20 miles a week between running on the treadmill, walking, biking and the elliptical.

The recipe from this week is another Hungry Girl recipe. I absolutely LOVED this one! It is cute and tasty. All you do is put egg beaters in a pan, let them cook until it’s one solid circle that you can turn (be VERY careful…it’s extremely easy to break) and then add your toppings. It’s cute, and tastes good and it’s low in calories. It’s an all around awesome recipe.

I thought I would share my most recent obsession. I LOVE ice cream. I can eat an entire pint by myself and it is one of things I miss the most. Luckily, there are many great alternatives out there. TCBY is my current favorite way to enjoy ice cream without the calories. They have a lot of selections that are 1 point in a kid cup and 2 in a regular cup. In fact, there nonfat, no sugar added flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and mountain blackberry are only 1 point for the regular cup. This is PLENTY of frozen yogurt for a snack. If you like fruit, you can add fresh blueberries. I personally like texture but since it isn’t a great idea to add a chocolate candy topping, I go with rainbow sprinkles. They are low in calories and they add crunch. Yum! I want some right now, actually.

I wanted to show you all that I got another poem published. This one is especially important to me because I wrote it in honor of Jordan’s Aunt Angel. I was so pleased that it got published. Please keep this family in your prayers as they still feel the pain of this loss (Angel passed away from breast cancer in 2009) every day and even more so because they aren’t able to be in contact with Angel’s three children.

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to the dessert I made last night. The picture doesn’t do it justice unfortunately but I tried to make a cute cupcake. I had all of the ingredients to make more cake batter dip but I didn’t want that alone so I made cupcakes and used the dip as frosting. The dip wasn’t nearly as good this time around because I added too much yogurt but it was still tasty. I piped it on top of the cupcake using a baggie and then put a vanilla wafer on top of it…it was my attempt at having a cute dessert. It turned out OK.

Well, I won’t be blogging next week because I will be walking the streets of Vegas. I didn’t mean for that to sound as mischievous as it did but it is the truth. My mom’s side of the family is having a girls trip. It should be fun. Thanks to my Oma for leading us there! I will bring back the blogging on March 19th though and I will more than likely have pictures to share from Vegas and St. Patrick’s Day! Please pray for our safe travels!

I hope you all have a lovely couple of weeks! Talk with you soon! Bye!

“Anne was getting a little chummy. When people get a little too chummy with me I like to call them by the wrong name to let them know I don't really care about them.” Ron Swanson-Parks & Recreation

1 comment:

  1. Congrats again on a new low weight!

    I love your poem and I'm so happy you got yet another publication. You are a writing rockstar. I'm also very appreciative of how special this poem is. <3

    I hope you have so much fun on your trip. Oh, and I love the Ron Swanson quote. Ridiculously funny.


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