Thursday, May 10, 2012

tuesday and wednesday


So on Tuesday, I knew we'd be eating out for dinner (Happy birthday Kimo, Lauren, and me!) so I tried to keep my breakfast really light to save a few calories.  I got this awesome mini-watermelon from Bountiful baskets as well as some mint, so:

Breakfast - Mini watermelon cubed with mint

Lunch - Cafe Rio Tostada Salad: Okay, this is a GREAT tip for eating out at Cafe Rio.  Get a tostada with a flour tortilla and take some of the crunchy chips off (or leave them off entirely).  It is the same thing as a salad but in a smaller portion and ends up being only 600 calories (Yes, I am saying "only" 600 calories. It's Cafe Rio, have you ever eaten a burrito there? Yeah.) Oh and also it's cheaper. :)

Dinner - Massaman Curry with some rice.  I scarfed it and this is when I remembered to take a pic:

I ate about 1300ish calories that day even with eating out and felt real proud of myself.


Breakfast - oatmeal

 Lunch - turkey sandwich from Subway

And dinner we ate out again and I forgot to take a pic.  And I'm really glad I didn't take a pic because it was a cheesy delicious plate of enchiladas from Mi Ranchito (we were invited out for another birthday dinner) and I for sure shouldn't have eaten it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

monday meals

I said I would and here I am, listing all of my foods! I ended up eating about 1350 calories today, so I did pretty good. :) 

Breakfast was oatmeal and a chunk of fresh pineapple (yum!!)

Lunch was a wheat bagel with cream cheese (okay, not so healthy but it's alright)

Dinner was my favorite... taco salad! Romaine lettuce, seasoned ground beef, a couple of crumbled chips, avocado, beans, corn, onions, tomato, a little cheese, and fresh key lime juice on top! Mmmmm

For snacks I had some of my mom's amazing guacamole with a couple of chips (I'll be better!), a rice cake, and a homemade low-fat key lime ice cream sandwich made with greek yogurt. (Cool, right? The recipe is here:  I am going to work on modifying the recipe though because there is something a little weird about them... I think maybe crush the crackers for a coating or something? The texture is off but the flavor is yum! Anyway I'll do a blog post on them later!)

I have this weird feeling where I actually want to be active! That has never happened to me before... like hiking/biking/running actually sound FUN.  It is a good feeling and makes this easier. ;) More tomorrow!

moab and recommitment

Oh it's been a long long time with no update and I'm so sorry.  The truth is, I was too embarrassed to update.  When I first started this blog, I told you Luke said I should make this my "job". Okay well if this was my job last week, I would have been fired.  I sabotaged myself like crazy (aka going to In-N-Out and getting a double double??? Eating 2 candybars in one day??? Grabbing a "healthy" pita from Pita Pit which ends up being 805 calories? yep) and played the "It's my birthday! I get a treat!" card way too many times.  It feels crummy and I'm a little discouraged.  I think the reason I let everything get so crazy is that I felt so discouraged only having lost 1 pound with all of my hard work. That may seem ridiculous but usually I drop like 3 lbs the second I lift a finger to try to lose weight (and realize I am a very lucky girl for that).  Working so hard and losing like 0.8 of a pound made me so angry and grumpy that I sabotaged myself.  I really want this though and I need to recommit and make smaller goals so that I can feel accomplished when I make a tiny dent in this big health goal.

New mini goal: Lose 5 pounds by Camille's wedding (June 2nd)

So like I said, it was my birthday on the 1st (I'm 25!) and I am so grateful for all of the amazing wishes and gifts people gave me, it was lovely. I especially wanted to point out that a bunch of my gifts were health/fitness related and that made me so happy.  My mom and dad got me awesome Pearl Izumi biking shorts and a biking shirt (so I can look like the pro that I absolutely am not :), aunt Laura gave me an awesome lunch box with special little compartments so that I can take my lunch to work, and Luke gave me a trip to Moab which meant lots of lovely hiking and outdoorsiness! It was so fun.

I never thought I was a hiking person.  I've realized that thinking things like that does such a disservice to yourself because then you don't try things which can be really fun and beneficial to you.  Anyway, I never thought I was a hiking person so when Luke suggested we go to Moab for my birthday I was excited but a teensy nervous because I had visions of myself huffing and puffing up a cliff in the baking sun while Luke zoomed ahead of me.  Much to my delight... I am a hiker! I loved it! We hiked to Delicate Arch, a couple of other arches which I can't remember the name of, and my favorite Corona arch.  Corona arch is HUGE and it was such a fun hike because there were "obstacles"-- like you had to hike up an insanely steep cliff holding onto a chain and climb a ladder up one part of the hike.  It was so fun and it felt awesome to hike and be active all day.  It really was a big thing for me, I can't wait to go back!

So. much. fun.

Okay so I'm going to blog everything I eat this week. Daily. So stay tuned and let's hope I can drop a little weight.

ps. On the menu this week:

pps. This post is highly inspired by my awesome cousin Brennyn, who has her own weight-loss blog and is kicking butt.