Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday

It's Weigh in Wednesday ladies!! (and gents...I know I have at least one male reader--my hubs)

Thanks to Erin at She's a Big Star and Alex at Skinny Jean Pilgrimage for hosting! Y'all hop on over and check those gals out after you take a gander at some recipes I tried this week.

I weighed in at 156.0 this morning!!! I need to remember to always take a picture now. I'm still new at the picture-of-the-scale thing. It's an awkward thing for me to do, I always feel like I'm doing it wrong. Or I can't get the camera up in time to get a picture of it before it starts to scroll through which person I want to save that weight under. I'm getting better at it.

When I weighed in at 155.8 on NYE it was my 30 pound mark

I know my MFP badge says 29.  I'm aware of that. It's because I didn't pay attention to decimals when I started trying to lose weight. I say I started at 185, but I didn't even bother to record the decimal. No clue what it was! Could've been 185.2 or 185.8. Who knows. So when I hit 155  I count it as a 30 lb loss

So in other words, today's weigh in kind of surprised me, but I'll take it. Yay!

Onto what must be my favorite subject: food!

Here's some photos of some new recipes I've tried recently: 

spaghetti squash from Tuesday's post 

Tuna salad recipe I found on pinterest! 
I used a pack of tuna packed in water, added some Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, and a little light mayonnaise made with olive oil (it called for plain Greek yogurt but I didn't have any). It was really good! More spicy than mayo-ish.  I had it on low calorie wheat bread with lettuce and then some hummus and crackers. 

This is a crappy picture that I forgot to take before I started chowing down. My apologies. It's red potatoes (fresh, cubed) and green beans (from a can) that were baked with some chicken tenderloins.  I put Cajun seasoning on the chicken. The chicken was done before the potatoes, so I took it out of the dish and continued baking the beans/potatoes until they were done. It was way yummy. Me and the hubs both cleared our plates. I dipped it in some Dijon mustard--I love how spicy it is. 

Even though my weigh in this morning was good, I still feel like this week has been a bust. Over the weekend I did not give a damn about what I ate. I didn't work out--but that's normal, I usually take the weekend off.

Then cue Monday, I didn't really eat BAD, but it wasn't fantastic. No workout.
Cue Tuesday, calorie count was fine but still no workout.

The point is not that I ate okay and didn't workout. The point is that I didn't care. Don't care. Present tense. I'm hoping it's TOM. Just a lull. Because I've been that way with the laundry and things around the house I normally love doing (yes I like to clean..or rather, I enjoy having a clean pretty home). I have just wanted to sit/lay. I was running some fever last night, so maybe I'm getting sick? I was at a normal temperature this morning though, so I don't know what's going on! Could be the weather. It's been stupid-cold in Arkansas and we had some sleet yesterday.

 Maybe next week will be better, after I'm done with my little work trip.


Shesabigstar said...

You're losing girl, that's what counts! Those food pics are great... I need to start trying new things so the pics definitely help give me ideas!

Lauryn Roth said...

Tuna salad sounds SO good!!!! I need to incorporate that back into my lunches!! Yay for a great weigh in!! I totally get that way around my period...I get really lethargic, pick up the pace and get all excited back ecxercising and then like 2-3 days later get my Aunt flo haha and BACK to lethargic for a good week LOL!! Its a vicious cycle ha!

Amy said...

Good job with the loss! I am hoping my problem was TOM too, but I am pretty sure it was the cheese cake lol :)

Halie Renee said...

Hey girl! Found your blog via the WIW link up. You have a great story so far, and you've done awesome at losing weight! I still have quite a ways to go, but I'm finally motivated again, so that's helpful! Looking forward to reading more of your journey :)

Samantha Griffin said...

thanks for reading erin!! :)

Samantha Griffin said...

I know, I quit eating tuna for awhile--dunno why?! I love it. And yeah this routine of KILLING IT and then not caring at all is really getting to me. Sick of it!!

Samantha Griffin said...

I can't resist cheesecake. UGH. Especially if it's turtle or raspberry. :) Thanks for reading Amy!

Samantha Griffin said...

Well thanks for reading Halie! And thank you!! I have a ways to go to, until I get to "healthy" weight for my height. Do you have a blog?! I'd love to read!!

Amy Powell said...

ooooh, love that quote at the end. what a great reminder! good luck this week :)

xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

{PS - I'm giving away a fitness notebook & would love for you to win!}