I guess I can be a bit impatient sometimes.  After a week of consistent exercising and staying away from my beloved wine, I thought I’d wake up yesterday feeling. . . thinner.  But I didn’t.  In fact, I just felt fat.

Mind you, I know my last weigh in was at 170 pounds, and I told myself I wasn’t going to weigh myself until after my 21 day challenge, and I won’t.  But how I thought a magical transformation would happen in just one short week, is beyond me. 

So when I stopped by Brooke’s blog yesterday, her post was exactly what I needed.  Here is a girl who’s lost over 150 pounds doing it the right way, with diet and exercise.  Yes, it’s taken her four years, but she’s stuck with it.  Rome wasn’t built in a day, and I have to know that if I string more good days together than bad, that I will eventually reach my goal.  Thanks for your post Brooke!

Check out her post here on her weight loss secrets. Open-mouthed smile

One of my favorite lines of the post was “telling that inner negative voice to shut up.”  I know a lot of us have that voice in the back of our heads, just tell her to shut the f_ck up! Open-mouthed smile

I have Tony to thank for my breakfast yesterday.  While I was up at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning and he slept in, the roles were reversed on Sunday.  He ended up making me a fruit compote, for lack of a better word.  He put frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries and fresh chopped apples in a small baking dish and baked it for about 30 minutes in our convection toaster oven.  I couldn’t eat it Sunday morning after eating his delicious eggs and hash browns, so I saved it for yesterday.

I think because the fruit was frozen, it got so juicy.  My co-worker asked if I was eating beets when she saw the red juice – nope, just delicious fruit juice!  I had it over a container of plain Chobani and a couple tablespoons of granola.  Amazeballs.  Perfect balance of sweet and tart.  This comes in at 318 calories, 3 fat, 53 carbs, 9 fiber and 22 protein.

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I ended up doing the 30 minute Classical stretch before work and it felt amazing.  After my rest day on Sunday, it makes all the difference when I stretch out – I know I don’t do it nearly enough.   So my legs felt good on my 5k at lunch:


It’s funny, I spent so much time in my kitchen on Sunday making things for other people, that I realized yesterday morning I never put anything together for my lunch!  So I kind of threw this together – I cooked up 1 hamburger patty that was frozen.  My plan was to have a sort of Mediterranean lunch with a whole wheat pita, hummus and cucumbers.

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While this looks pretty (the red is pickled cherry peppers!), the burger tasted like ass.  Tony likes these frozen burgers, but they were pretty tasteless, and I think the fact that I reheated the burger again at lunch, they tasted just like rubber. Steaming mad  This plate comes in at 369 calories, 11 fat, 30 carbs, 6.2 fiber and 14 protein.

So remember last week I bought these sirloin/blue cheese burgers for a steal?

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I put the two patties together to make my Company Salisbury steak.  I ended up weighing out the meat since I had too much – the dog appreciated it in his bowl.  Not bad for $1.80 worth of meat!  Winking smile 

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I love the crispy top of the Salisbury steak – I start it out at medium high heat to get a nice crust on it.  And I know my Mom will say something, but I know this plate is lacking veggies – I will eat more today Momma! Open-mouthed smile

Stats for the Day:

  • 1441 calories, 45 fat, 164 carbs, 21 fiber and 80 protein Pizza
  • 30 minute stretch before work Turtle
  • 45 minute treadmill, included 5k run Bunny
  • average blood sugar 161 Birthday cake
  • no alcohol Martini glass

My mantra for the rest of my 21 day challenge?

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.”
Vince Lombardi

Make it a great day!