How’d I Do Friday

Exactly one year ago I wrote about how frustrated and discouraged I was about my weight loss.  I had been so successful with my weight loss in the past, but had reached such a major plateau.

2013 taught me that too much advice is a bad thing!  Last year I listened to too many people, tried too many things, and lost one of the keys to weight loss, consistency.  After plateauing, I felt lost and started overthinking weight loss.  I questioned what had worked in the past, what my body needed, and started comparing myself to others.

2013 may have been all over the place, but I learned a lot and entered 2014 feeling the most consistent I’ve felt in some time.  I workout every day, I listen to my body, I focus on eating real foods when I can, I enjoy eating out with friends, and I’ve learned to be proud of my body and who I am.

Losing some more body fat is still my goal, but I can now proudly say that I am confident in my ability to create healthy habits and to live them out daily.  I’m not perfect by any means, but at this point in my life, I just want to live a liveable and healthy life!

Friday, January 3

  • Pre-Workout- 1/2 slice wheat bread, 1 TBSP peanut butter
  • Breakfast- 2 eggs, 1 bell pepper, spinach, jalapenos, and 2 slices Ezekiel Bread
  • Lunch- Quinoa salad, cheese stick, 2 clementines, and cashews
  • Dinner- 2 whole wheat tortillas, 1/4 cup of cheese, jalapenos, salsa and sour cream


Saturday, January 4

  • Breakfast- 1 egg, 2 slices Ezekiel Bread, and mixed vegetables
  • Lunch- Chips, queso, and Quesadilla Explosion Salad (at Chili’s)
  • Snack- 3 clementines and Tetley Black and Green tea
  • Dinner- No dinner as I was super full from Chili’s

Tetley Black and Green Tea

Sunday, January 5

  • Pre-workout- 1 slice Ezekiel Bread and 1 TBSP peanut butter
  • Breakfast- 2 pieces of wheat bread, 2 eggs, and salsa
  • Snack- 2 clementines
  • Dinner- 2 Chili Lime Vegetable tacos

Chili Lime Vegetable Tacos

Monday, January 6

  • Breakfast- 2 slices Ezekiel bread, 2 eggs, and salsa
  • Lunch- Sun dried tomato stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, lettuce, and roasted vegetables (work event)
  • Snack- Pepper jack cheese and crackers
  • Dinner- Smoothie (coconut water, Greek yogurt, frozen pineapple, carrots, and spinach)


Tuesday, January 7

  • Breakfast- 2 eggs, bell peppers, tomato, and hot sauce
  • Lunch-  2 slices Ezekiel bread, 1 boca patty, tomato, lettuce, 2 clementines, and cashews
  • Snack- Greek yogurt and 2 clementines
  • Dinner-  1 Ezekiel sesame bun, 1 beef hamburger patty, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, and roasted carrots


Wednesday, January 8

  • Breakfast- 2 eggs, 1/2 bell pepper, spinach, and cheddar cheese
  • Lunch- Tangy tuna salad, 2 slices whole wheat bread, lettuce, and 2 clementines
  • Snack- Yogurt and 2 clementines
  • Dinner-  Ezekiel sesame roll, beef burger, jalapenos, ketchup, and roasted carrots

Tangy Tuna Salad

Thursday, January 9

  • Breakfast-  Smoothie (Pineapple, strawberries, spinach, Greek yogurt, and coconut water)
  • Lunch- 2 slices of Ezekiel bread, 1 boco patty, lettuce, tomato, cheese stick, and 2 clementines
  • Dinner- Eggplant, spicy green beans, tofu, kung pao chicken, and rice (dinner with friends at Joe’s Noodle House)



  1. Tara says

    I think you are doing great! I definitely can that you are eating alot more whole foods. And so proud of you for working out everyday!

    You may feel you were all over the place in 2013; but until you explore all avenues, you wont know what is right for you. Seems like you certainly found it!

  2. says

    I do a weekly recap each Friday too. I find it interesting that your post features food the most. Eating right is my biggest challenge, and I’m so uninspirational I don’t even dare talk much about what I eat :) I’ve got the exercise part down, but the eating … not so much.

  3. says

    I love this post. A healthy life is what it’s all about … not a number on the scale. You’re doing a great job living that, the rest will fall into place. When you’re comfortable enough with how you are now, you can always work toward a new goal. But I think the key is confidence and patience. Maybe you and your body need a break before trying something new :)

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