Friday, September 16, 2011

Foodie Friday and a New Start!

Hello Everyone!

I know it has been a little longer than normal, but things have been crazy around here! I just got back from Atlanta, Georgia for Slumber Parties National Training, AMAZING(and a whole other post on its own, so look out for it next week!) I am still on track. I even went running while in GA:) I did skip my run this morning...GASP! Turns out I am human, but I will be on the treadmill first thing in the morning:)

I have decided to *attempt* to keep my food and exercise journal on here as well. I hope to accomplish 3 things.

#1: Keep myself accountable
#2: Let people know it's ok to not eat on plan 100% of the time
#3: Give everyone ideas so that they can mix up their meal routine.

I made this decision because I was out on Tuesday running errands and the baby passed out, so instead of going to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe for my wrap, I decided to hit KFC. As I was eating my bulging bag of grease, it occured to me that you may want to hear about it. Why? Because you are following my blog, which I hope means that you get something out of it. I also hope that you are cheering me on along the way, but you wouldn't have been cheering me on as I ate my popcorn chicken. Maybe you would have been disappointed in my lack of judgement. No worries, I tasted that crap all day, so I am disappointed in myself! But I want you to know that no matter where you are in your weight loss journey, we all indulge every now and again. You just accept your indiscretion and MOVE ON!!!!! TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY!!! And maybe squeezing in a walk would help too:)

So, yesterday I was very well behaved:

BF: Scrambled eggs on a light sandwich thin. Instead of using cheese or mayo, I substitute a Laughing Cow wedge. They come in all flavors and are AMAZING! (I am on WW Simply Filling, so I do not have a daily points allowance. I only have to count points for food that arent on my "aproved list"). This meal cost me 1pt

Snack: FF Strawberry Yogurt

L: Brown Rice and a Banana (Small I know, but Jayce kept me busy)

D: Taco Salad made with lean beef, FF French and baked doritos.

If you want to be held accountable too, please feel free to comment with your food journal:) LET'S HELP EACH OTHER:)

Now, it is foodie friday, so how about an easy crock pot dinner that is healthy??

Chicken Stroganoff

1 carton of mushrooms
4-5 chicken breasts
1 packet of onion soup mix
1 16oz FF sour cream
1 can of FF cream of chicken or cream of mushroom
Whole wheat pasta (about a half of a box)

Put mushrooms in the bottom of the crock pot. Place chicken on top of mushrooms.

In a seperate bowl, mix sour cream, onion soup mix and soup. Then pour over chicken. Cook for 4-6 hours on high. When you are about an hour away from eating,shred chicken and mix whole wheat pasta into the crockpot and let cook for an hour.

Or you can also cook the pasta seperately and pour stroganoff over it.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Foodie Friday!!! 9/2/11

It is that time again!!! I am posting a quick, easy and TASTY seven layer dip that is PERFECT for a cookout! I am a big believer that you should enjoy a cookout. Weird how we correlate "enjoy" with "eat!" So in order for me to eat and know that I am on plan, I like to bring something to the party! This is my favorite go to recipe. It is also great for Sunday football, GO COWBOYS:) Please don't stop following my blog because I am a Cowboys fan ;)


Seven-Layer Mexican Dip
Weight Watchers Recipe



  1 cup(s) fat-free sour cream   
2 Tbsp reduced-sodium taco seasoning   
9 oz fat-free bean dip, about 1 heaping cup   
6 oz guacamole, about 3/4 cup   
1/4 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese   
  4 medium scallion(s), chopped   
  1 small tomato(es), chopped   
6 medium olive(s), black, sliced   


  • Combine sour cream and taco seasoning; mix well.
  • Spread bean dip on bottom of a 12-inch round glass serving bowl or edged-platter. Top with guacamole, sour cream, cheese, scallions, tomatoes and olives. Yields about 1/4 cup dip per serving. 
I leave off the olives, because I am not a fan. I always serve with baked scoops:)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Runner's high or insanity??

"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince" -Vincent Lombardi

I am on the treadmill on Monday and I am starting run #1 which is 5 minutes. I set the treadmill at 4.5mph because I am dreading 5 minutes. After all, it damn near killed me last week!! I am a minute in and am feeling a tad more confident so I bump it up to 4.7. I finish the run and I am feeling good. I am halfway into run #2 and it hits me....HOLY CRAP I can do this!!! I bump that speed up to 5 mph and with a grin on my face I finish that run, AND the next one at a 5mph pace! To some, this is not a fast pace, but to me it was euphoric!

I won't go as far as saying I love running, but I can say that I love what it is doing for my body! On Tuesday morning, I got up and prepared for my weekly weigh in. This is a routine that never changes. I get up, I pee, and I get dressed in a pair of yoga pants, take top and t-shirt. Then I nurse the baby (because those are precious ounces on the scale!!! Don't judge me, LOL). I slip on my flip flops and Jayce and I are on our way! I walk into my meeting and go pee again, then I wait in line with my fellow Weight Watchers. As I approach the scale, I slip off my flip flops and take off my t-shirt. I step on the scale in my yoga pants and tank top. I dream of the day they will put up a curtain and let me get naked but for now this is as naked as I can get.

Normally, I am excited because I weigh myself at home and have an idea of how my weigh in will go. But this week was different. When I got on the scale at home, it hadn't moved...I had worked out and ate well, so this made me a little sad. Stepping on the scale, I tell myself that when I got dressed, I noticed my tummy was flatter and my thighs thinner, but I still feel a little anxiety. I am the type of person that celebrates even the smallest of losses, but gains are a punch in the chest. I braced myself for the blow. I can't wait for my leader to hand me my tracker, so I can look, so instead I peak over the counter as she is writing it. DOWN 1.5!!!!!!!!!!! I did a stupid dance, Jayce was thoroughly entertained:) My hard work is paying off!

I may not *love* running yet, but I am confident that I will. It has done amazing things to my body! My legs and waist are slimmer. I am noticing muscle definition in my legs and I can walk up and down the stairs of my townhome without wanting to die. So while I do not love it, I am definitely inching my way there!

That being said, I see a love affair with Bodyflow class in my near future! I took my first class on Wednesday and I am HOOKED!!!! I run 3 times a week with a friend, and she had mentioned that when I am at goal, I should consider becoming a personal trainer. This is something I have considered before. I enjoy working out and I love encouraging people to meet their goals!!! This is not just a pipe dream for me. I have discussed this with my husband and I am doing my research to see what I need to do to get certified. I am stoked. Now, you may be wondering why I skipped right past my Bodyflow love affair and what this has to do with my newest goal of becoming a trainer....well, as I am taking this class, it occurs to me that I LOVE IT!!!! I can see myself teaching this class! Ok well not right now, because I am not very good at it, BUT I WILL BE:) I am going to work my ass off to get there!

I am not the most confident girl in the world, though I am sure it seems that I am. Please do not mistake my hard headedness for confidence. And I may just be hard headed enough to make this happen:)

Stay tuned!