My quest at finally shedding 100 pounds or more. Good days or bad, weight up or down, exercised or not, I want to blog about it to for the next 12-20 months. Why the next 20 months. I figure if I lose 5 pounds a month, it will take me 20 months. I'm hoping by doing this, not only will it hold me more accountable, but will help me figure out what triggers my downfalls.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! Philippians 4:13
April has been a really tough month to lose weight. First it was my 10 day cheat vacation. Then it was Easter. Then it was my birthday. Then sadly the day after my birthday my sweet nephew Mike passed away. He was a fantastic man who loved his children so much. My heart is broken, but I know the Lord will mend it together. I am trying my hardest not to let stress dictate what I eat. I won't lie to you, it is hard. I really want to run out and buy a nice big bottle of ice cold coke-a-cola and some Fritos. I will instead, drink some water, ice tea and go for a long walk. I will get through this really hard time in my life leaning on the Lord for help, rather than leaning on food to make me temporarily feel better.
Today's Recipe: "Rotisserie Chicken" If you make this, you will never want to buy one again. It is so moist & good.
Yesterday was my birthday. In the past this has always been a day of eating what I want with not a care in the world if I put on pounds. That was not the case yesterday. Now I want you to know that I did cheat, but it was a planned one. I wanted to go to "Outback" for dinner, but didn't trust myself. I know that I would have for sure ordered the bloomin' onion with that wonderful sauce and ate a good share of it. I decided instead to go to a new local steakhouse here in Romeo. Not only supporting a local business was a plus, but they don't have the bloomin' onion. I did order a 8 ounce sirloin steak (ate about 3/4 of it). I did order fries, first time since New Years Eve (ate about 1/4 of them). I did have a salad with a little bit of blue cheese dressing & croutons. I also ate a soft bread stick, yummy. The biggest cheat of the day was I stopped by the local DQ on the way home. I ordered a medium chocolate cone (normally I would have it dipped in chocolate & nuts) and brought it home to eat later that day. I did eat the entire thing and it was worth every stinking calorie. So now when you see that I only lost a 1/4 of pound the last two days you know why, but I'm okay with that. I still think every once in a while you need a well planned cheat, and what better excuse than your birthday. Today I have been back on track and got all my exercise in (yesterday I only got in half of my exercise time in).
If you have never been at least 60 pounds overweight than you probably won't fully grasp the excitement I had when I noticed that I could cross my legs. Being so overweight has prevented me from doing this for years. Sunday when I was at church I noticed that I was crossing my legs. Not only was I crossing them, but I was doing it with ease. I not longer had to hold onto my knee in order to keep my cubby short legs crossed. Who knows, maybe soon my butt will fit in chairs at church without hanging over the sides.
Today's Recipe: "Bean & Rice Wrap" To make this even less calories use a low-carb flat bread wrap.