Friday, September 6, 2013

Fit Friday

I'm doing well, but lets be honest. I am only on Day 4. One day at a time. I haven't even weighed in yet. I'm not ready yet. I have found that asking myself "Will this bring me closer to my goal?" when deciding on food choices is helpful. Especially when I'm being tempted like at a ladies' breakfast at work. Ohhh those cheesy potatoes were calling my name, but I stuck to a healthy egg white spinach quiche and fruit and was just as satisfied. 

My workouts have been going great this week. I have felt strong and it is great to get back into my rhythm of working out and having a good sweat. It is my "me" time to zone out, work hard and I always feel so refreshed afterwards. 

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your comments on this post. This is the reason I share this journey with you. I need your advice, encouragement and ideas. So thank you. I will look into the nutritionist option and see if my health insurance covers it. I also want to assure you I'm not starving myself. I know I work out hard so I know that if 1200 calories isn't doing it I will eat something. It just won't be cheez its. I'll grab an apple, carrots, or edamame. I truly am trying to listen to my body, but I just feel like I'm always hungry. I am going to go the doctor this month for a check-up to make sure nothing is seriously wrong (thyroid issue?) because I always feel hungry. So annoying. 

I found some great foods that help fill me up with fiber and protein without leaving me hungry an hour later. Here are some of my eats this week:

Clif Honey & Oat Granola Bars are a new favorite. 

I made these oatmeal muffins for the work breakfast and they were a hit!  I had one left and it made a great breakfast paired with cottage cheese.

Tuesday night our small group plans fell through and I had nothing planned for dinner. I knew I didn't have the self control for take-out or going out to eat so I told Garth he was on his own and I made this Stoffuer's Spinach Souffle. Don't mind the horrible photo. I like portioned food. I just do better that way. Paired with edamame it was a very satisfying meal and much better than greasy Chinese.

I am also obsessed with chocolate coated almonds as a mid-afternoon snack. I was getting tired of almonds, but these totally made me love almonds again!


Wednesday night I redeemed myself and threw together Slow Cooker Chicken Chili. It is a favorite around these parts and so healthy and delicious. It also made great leftovers for dinner Thursday night. Love that!

How are you guys doing?


Mommy Mandy said...

You have such a great attitude about taking it one step at a time, and asking what will help you reach your goal. Awesome job lady!!

Shanny said...

You are inspiring to keep going and trying. I don't post much about this, or much at all lately o_0, but I feel like I'm a journey with you. You can do it and yes, those are all good choices in snacks and food... I think I'm hungry now too lol