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Tumbling about getting healthy & fit (have lost 116 lbs so far), learning to love myself and trying to live life to the fullest.
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By far, the best tasting protein pancakes I’ve ever made & that was thanks to the protein powder by @vega_team in Vanilla Chai. 1/2c of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1/4c of unsweetened milk, 1/4oz of pecans, 1 serving of protein powder, 2 egg whites, 1/4 tsp of baking powder & cinnamon to taste. Blend baby blend! 12 PP+ for all of them but they have 43g of protein & 11g of fiber. #weightwatchers #proteinpancakes #vegaone #healthyeats

Mexican salad: romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, green onions, red onion, Trader Joe’s Corn & Chile, avocado, kidney beans, rotisserie chicken, fat-free sour cream, fire roasted tomato salsa & tri-color tortilla strips. All of it for 9PP+ #weightwatchers #healthyeats

My first time trying @vega_team products. FYI - starting today, Whole Foods will this brand on sale for the next month. I’m not sure if this sale is at all stores. I tried the Energizing Smoothie Bodacious Berry with unsweetened almond milk, ice & frozen mixed berries (3PP+) and it was fantastic! #vega #vegan #weightwatchers #eatclean

Almond butter + banana + cinnamon on a @flatoutbread multi-grain with flax wrap. 9 PP+ (11 g fiber & 19 g protein). Don’t be jealous of my fancy plate 😄 #weightwatchers

Desire to be fit & healthy > current endurance at the gym

Going back to the gym after such a long absence was horrendous (so dramatic!). I’ve not only gained weight but any endurance I had is gone. While I was training for my half, my average mile pace was 15:30ish. I’m even embarrassed to admit how backwards I’ve gone but the proof is in the picture.

Since I’m participating in the Runner’s World Run Streak (which in my case is more of a jog streak), I decided that I would do one mile today as fast as I could & that would be my base. I’m hoping that by day 39 I’ll be under my half marathon training pace. I also did 30 minutes/6.42 miles on the recumbent bike.

Starting off the week with a day off, a loss of 2.8 pounds & a workout seems like a good way to start the week.

One day down, 38 to go.

I’m back in the triple digit weight loss club :D

Glazed…Chocolate…Sugar…Old Fashioned…Sprinkles…Jelly and Cream Filled. Every Friday morning I’m faced with the decision on whether or not I want a donut at work. I’ve been donut free since last Friday when I realized how much of a binge trigger sugar & carbs are for me.

Instead, I packed a healthy breakfast, snack & lunch to avoid giving into temptation. My lunch bag runneth over with Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Granola, plain Greek yogurt and banana; cherries & strawberries; orange bell peppers and turkey meatloaf muffins and some ranch rice cakes.

I’m so looking forward to not having to set my alarm for 4:44 am for the next three days.

Happy Friday!

I’m verified! I need to lose 11.7 pounds to win back my $25 and then some. This is the second DietBet I’ve joined & I plan to do things differently to be successful this time around.

One: I’m actually going to try. Last DietBet I was all fired up and then a couple of days into I gave up. The amount that I needed to lose seemed to be too much & I didn’t give it a fair chance. I quit.

Two: Going to change up my eating habits. I will still continue to follow WW but my goal is to lower the amount of processed food I eat mainly in the snacks area. Snacks should be fruits or veggies or something which ingredients i can actually pronounce. I tend to go for convenience rather than nutrition. I’m also going to watch my carb intake and concentrate on more fats & proteins so that they keep me fuller longer.

Three: I’m going to exercise. Like duh huh! It just so happens that two days before this DietBet ends is when I have to run my progressive marathon (23.1 in training & 5K on race day). I have to have proof that I did my miles so I need to get started sooner rather than later. I’m also intrigued in the Runner’s World Run Streak - one mile every day from Memorial Day to Independence Day. I admire people like Josh & Nava who run every day or commit to a streak and follow it.

Four: no more #yolo #treatyoself meals except for my birthday. I can do that for 4 weeks…right?

That’s my plan — to see this bet through. I’m tired of feeling lethargic, fat & sad. I’m tired of feeling my clothes be tight. I’m tired it of not seeing progress. I’m just tired of being tired of being in a situation that I’ve put myself in. I know I’ve had many “fresh starts” but I’m hoping that this bet & how I’m feeling right now will be enough to help me succeed & fight for my right to feel/be healthy & fit.

• This text that I received this weekend made me be on hold with my Internet provider for about 2 hours this afternoon. I’ve not been using my wifi on my iPhone because my connection keeps dropping. It isn’t my phone. It’s the GD modem from Comcast. I asked them to have a tech come out when I first spoke to someone but it took 2 hours & lots of swearing (not at the rep, I’m not that kind of person) to schedule someone to come out. That meant no gym today. When I see what’s going on in Oklahoma, I realize that I’m fucking ridiculous to get riled all by the small things.

• Weighed in at WW & their scale says I only gained .4. I’ll take it as my scale this morning said 1.8. Even though the majority of the member’s at today’s meeting were at least 20 years my senior, I’m still glad that I went. I don’t find that I have a lot in common with them but I don’t think another meeting time is doable for me.

• How awesome does this recipe look? I’m so making it this week.

Started my day with a healthy breakfast & a lovely message from Windows 8.

• Pear Chobani
• Protein pancake
• Chocolate Macadamian Nut Kona coffee with almond milk on the rocks

My plan after work is to go home & immediately change into my workout clothes. No relaxing on the couch or taking a disco nap. After that I’ll be going to my WW meeting to face the scale again.

I don’t know how long or how many miles I’ll run but what matters to me today is just to get moving.