Week 2!!

I lost 2.4 pounds this week!!  I really believe that I did a good job of tracking my points, though I did eat out a lot this week.  I haven't quite figured out how I want to go about tracking my points when I eat out, but so far I've just decided to make the best choices possible.  Tuesday I had Moo Shu Vegetables, Wednesday I had vegetable fried rice (ok, maybe not the best), and last night I had . . . Continue Reading »

Wedding Day

As I sit here, watching the royal wedding, I can not wait to be married.  The thought of walking down the aisle towards the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, just makes me so incredibly happy.  Katherine looks breathtaking today (in the type of wedding dress I adore btw) and must be overjoyed to finally marry William.  Last night I had a wonderful talk with my BF about some of our h . . . Continue Reading »

AM vs. PM … What’s best?

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I love having a gym membership!  Last year, I challenged myself to workout at home in order to save a little dough but by winter, I was itching to be back in the gym.  I first joined the gym at work, but as I work at a university, working out along side my students didn't always lead to a good workout.  By December 2010, I started researching gyms in the area and decided to join a gym that had a br . . . Continue Reading »

My Wonderful BF!

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I really have the most amazing BF!  He is so supportive of me, even when I'm PMSing! Last night I went over to his place so that we could catch up on our DVR.  We settled in and made dinner together, chicken sausages and asparagus.  As we cooked dinner my BF continued to say, "I'll have what you're having" and "I'll have exactly what you're having".  What he was doing didn't really hit me until . . . Continue Reading »

Portion Sizes

This weekend, while shopping at the outlets, I came across these super cute bowls... but they were half the size of my regular cereal bowls.  It got me thinking, "how would my eating change if I just used smaller bowls?".  Sometimes its just habit to fill a cereal bowl to the rim and to eat it all.  Using a smaller bowl will help me to think about my portion sizes and to stick to my weekly points a . . . Continue Reading »

Where’s my hoodie?

Though we've had a few 80 + degree days here in DC this spring, I seem to either be at work or out of town when it's over 80 degrees.  Today the temperature hit 83 degrees and I was quickly drained emotionally.  Although I love the warmer weather, I am quickly forced to face my size and body weight.  Unlike the fall and winter, I am not able to hide behind my hoodie and yoga pants.  Had I worn tha . . . Continue Reading »

Week 1

I lost 3.6lbs this week!  Yay! I'm really happy with my first week, even beyond the weight loss.  This week I tracked every day, had family in town, ate out twice, and only made it to the gym twice.  This week helped me to get back into the swing of things, to really watch my portion sizes, and to be one step closer to my goal. Next week I look forward to incorporating workouts into my daily . . . Continue Reading »

Allergies Are a Bummer

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My allergies are insane this season.  They started getting bad last week, itchy eyes, runny nose, irritated skin, but this week has been pretty intense.  I've had to wear my glasses all week, though Wednesday I attempted to wear my contacts and that turned out to be a really bad idea!  Yesterday my asthma kicked in and now I'm all stuffed up.  I'm really hoping the rain today washes away some of th . . . Continue Reading »

I Heart Breakfast!

I love breakfast!  I have never struggled with eating breakfast and am happy to eat breakfast foods any time of the day.  I go through phases, craving cereal, oatmeal, and egg dishes at different times of the month.  This morning I made an egg white scramble with peas, carrots, mushrooms, and turkey bacon.  For only 3 points plus, it was a great way to start the day. I began by sauteing mushrooms . . . Continue Reading »

Tools for Success

Sometimes it's amazing to see all of the tools and gadgets that can help us to succeed.  With all of the Apple Apps and Android Widgets, for many of us, these tools are at our finger tips. Apple Apps -Nike+ GPS: Map your runs, track your progress and get the motivation you need to go even further -EatThisNotThat: Discover thousands of simple food swaps, track calories, and create a . . . Continue Reading »

To Run or Not to Run…

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That is definitely the question!! In all honesty, I'm really proud of how far I've come in life.  I remember being in the 6th grade and dreading the mile run.  I would cry to my parents, make myself sick, and even send myself into a panic all because I had to run a timed mile.  I watched as my classmates would cruse past me.  Stride by stride my body tightened, my legs cramped, and my wheezing i . . . Continue Reading »

April 18-24 Weekly Plan

Grocery List -Fruit (apples, bananas) -Lettuce -Bag of Broccoli -Onion -Bell Pepper -Mushrooms -Carrots -Eggs -FF Half and Half -Chicken Breast -Salsa -Bag of Frozen Veggies Meal Ideas Breakfast: -Oatmeal with PB2 and Flaxseed -Egg white omelet with veggies  Lunch @ work: -Salad with black beans and salsa  Snacks @ work: -Cottage Cheese -Apple and/or b . . . Continue Reading »

Carbohydrate Intake

Well, I have a love/hate relationship with Tuesday.  Tuesday has always had a good ring to it, for whatever reason.  Tuesday always brings with it the realism that I made it through yet another Monday.  Tuesday is also home to The Biggest Loser!  I usually find myself counting down the hours to 8PM when it's show time! On the flip side, Tuesday brings with it a weekly staff meeting, a plethora of e . . . Continue Reading »

Running with my FT7

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Yesterday was the first time I had ever worked out with a heart rate monitor.  I purchased my FT7 from FIT3 in Vienna, VA on Saturday and utilized one of their awesome groupons!  The set up was really simple and I wanted to use it right away.  The FT7 tracks my heart rate and calories burned, but I already know what this watch is missing... a GPS to determine how far I have run.  Luckly, the BF and . . . Continue Reading »

Weekend Recap

It really did turn out to be a great (much needed) weekend!  I didn't accomplish all I had hoped, but I got PLENTY of sleep! Saturday Clean apartment (pick up, vacuum, take out garbage, etc.) Read for CSE (2 chapters and 1 article) — I’m thinking over a nice fat free latte at Starbucks Write 2 message boards for CSE Take quiz for CSE Workout (time flew by... had to leave for baby . . . Continue Reading »