Saturday, January 31, 2009

Stress Eater

I am a HUGE stress eater.......when things start to get overwhelming- I reach for food. I have been really trying to be more aware of this. When I go into the kitchen I have been trying to ask myself if I am really hungry etc. Other times I cave in and throw myself a pity party.......which isn't good. I feel good though with the few times I have been able to remind myself that I am eating for the wrong reasons and walk right back out of the kitchen!

Weight loss this week: 2 pounds

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Been awhile..

I have been checked out on here for longer than I would have liked to be. Work and family/friend medical emergencies have consumed me this week. I am glad that Sunday is here and a fresh new start to the week is upon me!

I weighed in on Friday with a disappointing weight loss of -1 lb. I was really hoping to see a few more. I have discovered my downfall- working from a home office. Access to the refrigerator is WAY to easy....when I used to work in the office, myself and a fellow co-worker used to go walking 45 minutes a day. I miss a walking buddy. It's been so cold out (-30) that walking outside isn't even a thought. Does anyone else work from home? Do you have any tips to share?

Here's to a new week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Biggest Loser Show Recap

I just have to say I cried watching the Biggest Loser tonight!

I didn't want Daniel or Jerry to go home! Broke my heart!

But didn't Jerry look FANTASTIC at the end of the show!!!!!!

What did everything think?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Workout DVD Review

I tried another new dvd this morning:

The Biggest Winner - How to Win by Losing: Maximize - Back in Action

This is a great DVD if you are short on time. It is a non-stop 25/30 minutes long. It's defiantly full speed ahead! Guaranteed to make you sweat as you complete 10-30 reps of various exercises such as squat thrusts, jumping jacks, tricep dips, bicycles, mountain climbers and berpes.
If you stay with it for the entire time- guaranteed you will feel the burn! I really enjoyed it- it pushed me to my limits.

I give this workout 4 1/2 stars! (Not quite 5 because Jillian did get a tad annoying in it)

*Note*: If you are new to Jillian's workouts- I would recommend watching the video before doing it, as she does not demo anything.

Not a good weekend..

Don't you hate when you have a fabulous week and then it all goes out the window over the weekend? UGH... that was me this weekend. We attended a get together on Saturday night and then had dinner plans with another couple on Sunday....I had the best intentions as I set out each day... but failed myself... I should start going out to dinner in my swim suit or something- that would for sure me a constant reminder that I need to be aware of what I am eating! :)

Back on the horse!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Weekly Weigh In Time...

So I know we are not 'officially' starting our weigh in's until next week but I decided to still do mine this morning anyway. I am happy to report a weigh loss of.....(drum roll).... 4 pounds!!!

I was so excited! Before stepping on I felt positive I would see some sort of weight loss but didn't want to jinx myself to bad by talking about it-lol. I don't know about all of you but when I see a reduction on the scale I get a whole new vibe of energy throughout me to stay focused for the upcoming week!

This was the motivation I needed to continue on!

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: This week I have been sticking to about 1400 calories a day, worked out 30 -45 minutes 5 of the 7 days and I also stopped eating after 8 p.m. at night (this was HUGE)- any other night eaters out there?

How is everyone's week going?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thinning Down Thursday Recipe

I was hoping to post this sooner than now- but better later than nothing! I will work on posting it earlier next week!

Tonight's dinner:

(This was Hubbies's serving- bigger than what it should be)

Beef Strogonoff-Crock-Pot style
1 1/2lbs. lean beef stewing meat- trimmed of fat
1 onion chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1.4 tsp. black pepper
1 lb. fresh mushrooms
10 ¾ oz can 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup
1 cup water
1 cup fat-free sour cream

1. Combine all ingredients except sour cream in slow cooker
2. Cook on low 6 -8 hours
3. Stir in sour cream
4. Cook on high for a few minutes to heat sour cream

Makes 6 servings
Per serving: 240 calories, 7g of fat

We placed ours over no- yolk noodles. I used 3/4 cup of noodles- add on 120 calories

COST: $7.40
Cost per serving: $1.85

THOUGHTS: I give it 4 stars! My husband and little boys enjoyed it as well. Hubbie saved the leftovers to eat as soup tomorrow :)