Friday, June 28, 2013

Cleanse and New Car

It's time. To try something new. 

I haven't lost any "real" weight since December. It's July. Well, in a couple days it'll be July. (I've stayed between 155-160 this whole time. I've maintained which is great, but I'm not where I wanna be yet) 

That's 6 months of a plateau. 

I've counted calories for a year, started (mainly) clean eating. I drink 80 ounces of water a day. I run. Now I lift weights too. It's just not happening. 

So I'm about to order the 10 day advocare cleanse. Jumping on the bandwagon I guess. Something has got to change. 

I'm not necessarily hoping to lose weight, even though that would be nice. I'm hoping it gets me MOVING off this plateau in the direction of more weightloss. 

No dairy, wheat, sugar or alcohol for ten days. Blah. Sounds like it'll suck, but it's manageable I guess. (No wine?!? Effin hell)

I'm ordering it this weekend and planning on starting the week of the 15th--after me and bj's Memphis getaway (July 12-14) and as soon as I can prep all my food. So probably the 16th or 17th.

If anyone wants to do it with me, drop me an email/comment. It's better when you're not alone. (And Bj said no) 

In other news, me and hubs are going car shopping this weekend because I HAVE HAD IT with mine. It's not real dependable anymore. It's got over 266k miles on it. Yes you read that right. Over 266,000 miles.

I've had it since I was 19. Before I could legally drink! (Bj's response: well now you're an expert! ...why does he have to be so honest? Jk jk love you babe) 

I'm currently 26. 

It's time. I've loved that car, but it's time. It's a 2002 pearl colored Nissan Altima. Leather, v6, sunroof, 6 cd changer with a Bose sound system. Its been a great car. Thanks dad :) 

Big purchases scare me. But we're doing okay and we're responsible adults. (Right?) SOooooOoo excited I won't have to worry about being stranded anymore!! 

I'll let you know what I get. Duh. 

I've got a three day weekend this weekend, bitches!! So it's my Friday too!! 

Oh and here's a photo just to make this post pretty. 


Laters y'all. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I guess this week is just going to suck.

Food wise at least. Other than being burnt out ...I have no excuses.

We have plenty of produce for salads in the fridge.
We have frozen chicken.

But for some reason I didn't plan on what I was going to DO with that chicken and I didn't count on already being tired of salads. In college (early years) I'd eat salads all the time and didn't ever really get tired of them.

Yesterday at lunch I was literally forcing my salad down my throat.  So I didn't eat it, and I just had a clif bar I found in my desk drawer later so that I wouldn't get bitchy hangry.

Last night we ordered papa johns...it was amazing. But it wasn't clean eats or low calorie. And tonight we're going out for Mexican...so I guess I need to do a little bit of planning ASAP and get our food act together.

Speaking of (not) having my act together.
This was breakfast today.


Wonder how much sugar was in that breakfast? Probably don't want to know. Whatevs.

On the bright side
 because there's always a bright side, right?
I've been drinking AT LEAST 64 ounces of water a day, usually up into the 80 ounce area. And we've lifted weights once this week.


I guess I'll get started on a grocery list/meal plan and get back with y'all.


Lastly, to end on a happy note...

Here's a picture of me and my daddy from Sunday :)




Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend recap/5k

Me and the husband ran a 5k on Saturday. Our time was 43:30. Not that great, not really bad either! It was the husbands first one to try. My BFF Amy ran it too, she finished like ten minutes before us haha


I burned shit tons of calories too, so that was good!! 

It was stormy. But it cooled off instead of just being crazy humid. 

Then we went and lifted weights. Evidently we were on a roll (like buttah). 

Then Sunday we did a late Father's Day deal with my daddy and we ate like crap at lunch.... We even ordered Chinese Sunday night. So Sunday was a food failure! 

Actually ...I had that Chinese for lunch today too. And I had raisin bran for breakfast, so I don't guess I've  really eaten clean all day. (Making this day 2!)  I'll do better at dinner tonight, BJ's grilling chicken and I'll make some steamed broccoli and a salad too.  

I need to pack some lunches and get the coffee set for tomorrow, etc. but instead I'm watching stuff off the DVR. Whatevs. Desiree needs to send Ben home. 


Laters! 


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I weighed and some other stuff

Short post. 

I weighed myself this morning. 156.0. So that's good. 

I weighed last night too out of curiosity and i saw 163. 

Wtf, right? A 7 lb ish difference overnight. That's some bull. 

Anyway. Typing out 156.0 made me realize I've lost some weight. Holla! 


Still working out. We're on week 4 of c25k right now and our race is this Saturday. Blah. 

This wine is really good. 

And lastly--I'm on Stunning in the Pretty Little Liars book series. 


I've been so busy at work today that my head is about to explode. It's taken me like 5 hrs to type this post. And judging by how short it is, that should tell you something. 

I need a shot. K thanks. 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Working out again!

We joined a gym this week. 

Not the one we were going to earlier this year, but the competition which is a little pricier and WAY nicer. 

We went ahead and quit our other gym a few months ago because we weren't sure what money would be like after Bj started school. 

I love it, love it. 
Last night I ran while I watched tv. It was awesome. 



And this morning we lifted weights. 

We did arms. I hope I'm sore as hell. 

I'm so excited about the weights! My hubs had to help me figure stuff out. He was patient with me. As usual! Ha ha 

Also, we have a 5k next weekend that I doubt we're ready for. 





Tuesday, June 11, 2013

It's been a week or so..

Since I've posted right? How did that happen!!

The past week has kinda flown by. 

Updates: I've been getting up early most days and I really love it when it actually happens! Me and BJ ran once in the morning last week too. It's been nice having extra time in the morning. I like not rushing!! 

I still don't like my 40 minute commute--but whatever. Eventually that might change! 

Updated progress photo--June 2012 and  just a few weeks ago: 


Praise all that's good for having smaller (more manageable) boobs haha. 


Been eating mainly like this ^ the past couple weeks and not logging anything. My goal was to eat more REAL food. It's going good! I started relogging calories  today just to see what I've really been eating calorie wise. So far so good. But it's just 10 am hahaha. 


Also my hubs got his white coat on Friday. The whole fam was there--his side and my side. Ain't he adorable?! 

Lastly, a selfie. 


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Results of a Nightmare

So. 

Last night I decided to set an alarm for 5 so that by 530 ish me and Bj could be up and maybe going for a run. 

Thank god I set that alarm, it woke me up from THE WORST nightmare I have ever had. 

I've had some scary creepy dreams before. That have left me feeling strange all day. This one? Worst fear. 

I had died...in my sleep next to BJ. 

And the rest of the dream was me trying to tell him I loved him and that I was sorry and trying to hug him. (As a ghost I guess?) I wanna cry right now just thinking about it. I woke up sobbing. To a 5am alarm. 

Thank god for that alarm---I was miserable. Didn't wanna see ANYMORE of that sad shit. 

So by then I couldn't --WOULDN'T --go back to sleep. So I dragged bj's sleepy cuddly butt outta bed and we did a day from week 3 of c25k. We skipped the last 1:30 minute run because he was wanting to be sure he wasn't late (this morning stuff is new to us) but it was still a good workout!! 

So, even though I had an awful nightmare I'm glad I was able to get outta bed early this morning. At least there's that. 

I effing love my husband. BJ? I don't ever lose you. Even in a dream!! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Muscle Mania Measurement Results

Kim Kardashian is having a girl. 
And in other news, I've lost some inches: 

Body part/May 1/June 1
Bust/40/40
Hips/41.5/40.75 (-.75)
Waist/38.5/37 (-1.5)
Thigh/24.75/24.5 (-.25)
Arm/12/12 

2.5 inches!! 
I'll take it!!

Onto food. 
Stopped logging calories. 
Started eating cleaner. 

(on Sunday. ) I've realized everyone has their own definition of clean, so I'm going to have to set some guidelines for myself. 

I consider this my "eating clean" plan

Stuff I know is pretty clean as the majority of my diet, including--
Lean Meats (cooked myself) 
Veggies 
Fruits 
^^the best I can afford (organic/grass fed/or wears a golden crown while grazing, etc) 
Pb2/jif natural peanut butter with low sodium
Ezekiel bread --love this stuff  
Whole grain pasta--but not often! 
Brown rice/quinoa/couscous 
Black coffee 
Fruit leather 
Oats 
Beans (occasionally canned ones with no added salt--Bc they're way easier than the dry kind!) 
Nuts 
Hummus 
Popcorn 


Things that aren't considered clean that I still plan on consuming: 
Spark 
Luna protein bars (chocolate/pb) 
Alcohol 
Gummy vitamins. Because duh. 
Whole wheat tortilla shells 
Morningstar products 
Probably Cheerios 
Salad dressings with low sugar content and few ingredients
And most importantly --soy milk!! 

Basically cutting fake sugar, fast food and other crap. 

This probably isn't a complete list. But this is as far as I've gotten. My hubs says he already feels better, so at least there's that!! I would really like a peanut butter fudge milk shake from sonic right now though. Whatevs. I'll survive without it. 

Tried fish again and liked it this time!! BJ made some lemon pepper tilapia. 


*******I am aware I didn't mention cheese up there in my list. Still deciding on what I want to do with that...

I've read it's not technically clean, but the closest thing would be a block of full fat cheese you slice/grate yourself. 

Gotta think about this one. It's really the only dairy I eat. To be determined.