Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Going Down...

Hi bloggy friends! I am joining Tiffany from The Dwelling Tree for her weekly blog hop! It is a great way to make new friends!! You should link up too! Hope to see you there!

I have some really exciting news to announce!!!

And no, I am NOT pregnant! HA! That ship has sailed!

But, on a more serious note, I have lost ten pounds since the beginning of the year!!


In the weeks leading up the New Years I thought about buying another round of Advocare or re-joining Weight Watchers for the 900th time and then I thought about it. The truth is, I know exactly what I need to do to lose weight! I don't need to spend any more money to achieve it, I just need to have the discipline to do what I know how to do!

The secret for me? Portion control! Every plan I have ever been successful at has portion control.

I exercise, I eat healthy foods...I just have no clue when to stop shoveling all that food in my mouth!

So, Since Jan 1st I have done nothing differently except measure my portions. By measure I mean, pay attention to! HA HA

Here is a sample of my food everyday now!

Breakfast - my usual morning meal shake or spinach shake (this can be Shakeology, SlimFast, Advocare, or a veggie/fruit smoothie) I have been doing this everyday all along and have just been maintaining.

Morning Snack: 24 almonds, 25 pop chips or 2 cups of raw veggies (just a REASONABLE snack that is 100-200 calories) 

Lunch - Lean Cuisine Dinner (my favorites are the squash ravioli and the basil salmon)

Afternoon snack: Fage yogurt, grapefruit segments, light cheese stick or 24 almonds (again just a REASONABLE snack that is 100-200 calories)

Dinner: Large salad (ie Friday's Chicken Apple Harvest Salad with no dressing) with grilled Chicken or Tuna Steak on top - always no dressing (maybe squeezed lemon or hot sauce if anything other than pepper).

Nightly snack: If I am really hungry, or really craving chocolate, then I will have a 60 calorie sugar-free chocolate pudding cup or some veggies but I really try to skip this now

Supplements: I always take my One A Day, Omega 3, drink one glass of Sugar-free Metamucil for the fiber, and ALWAYS over 100 oz of water each day!

Exercise: I have been working out about 3 days a week since the beginning of the year and that is it - not killing myself at all like I used to!

This may not be for everyone but it is working for me. After the first few days I was no longer hungry so I think that may be my stomach shrinking. I am so happy that the scale is finally going in the right direction! YIPPEE!!!

I will be updating my Weight Loss Tab each week until I hit goal to keep me accountable (I am looking to drop another 50 pounds!!!

Wish me luck? Anyone else having successes with their new years resolutions? Anyone else not have an off button when it comes to eating? 

What are you tips and tricks and go to healthy substitute food - I would love to hear about them!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a happy and healthy day!!!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Denise! I am so very happy to be moving in the right direction again! Yippe!
      Have a great rest of your week!


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