Weight this morning:  129.8
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Body Pump + 2.25-mile walk

I broke 130 lbs today!  woohoo!  Then I proceeded to eat everything in sight.  Well, not exactly.  But watching what I eat so much the past few days did make me quite ravenous today.

First up, I downed a Lara Bar before heading to the gym.



Then on my way to campus, I stopped at our local vegan joint and picked up a DELICIOUS tempeh and veggies salad.



I told myself I would eat half of it before class and the rest after…but I wolfed down the entire thing in one sitting.  Yep!

When I got home after being on campus, I ate some “beanito” chips (black bean chips) with hummus as well as a few bites of almond butter.

Then it was off to dinner with some friends at an Asian place.  I got a half order of vegetable brown fried rice and an avocado roll.  I ate almost all of that, too.

Then I came home and had a little more almond butter and called it a night!  I’m sure the scale will be back in the 130s tomorrow, but it was exciting to see 129 again, at least for one day!  🙂

Food i 8 today:

  • peanut butter cookie Lara bar
  • vegan salad –> stir-fry of tempeh, carrots, squash, beets, cabbage, zucchini, onions, and ginger sauce served over a bed of lettuce
  • 7 beanito chips + 1 TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • few bites of almond butter
  • 1/2 order of vegetable brown fried rice + avocado roll
  • few more bites of almond butter

Back from our TN road trip!

Weight this morning:  ???
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout: none.

Today we basically just had the LONG drive back home, and I did a little school work, too.  My eats were not perfect by any means.  But this week I have no major social plans or parties, so I plan to get back on track, follow my hunger cues, and limit sugar/white carbs.  Hope everyone in the US had a great 3-day weekend!



sushi dinner



crepe dessert

Food i 8 today:

  • 3 small egg/cheese/hash brown muffins
  • 1 Moe’s black bean hard taco with lettuce, guac, mushrooms, pico
  • McDonald’s small soft serve vanilla ice cream cone
  • 1/2 sweet potato roll + 1 avocado peanut roll
  • 1/3 of a banana, strawberry, and chocolate fudge crepe

Monday Funday

Weight this morning:  131.0
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout: none.

My husband had 9 hours of comp time that he needed to burn before the end of the month, so he decided to take it today!  So, we got to stay one more day at my parents–woohoo!  What a guy…

We slept in til about 10am, did a little work, then made a Publix run.  When we got home, I had two products on my mind.


I started with a bowl of banana and Justin’s maple almond butter.


Next, I had a bowl of Fiber One chocolate cereal, while my husband went for the good stuff–Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries.  hehe, such a kid.


Then my dad took us for a quick little boat ride.  Fun in the sun!  I brought some of this delicious popcorn along for the ride.


We had an early dinner at my parents before we headed back home.  Again, I focused on the veggies (and fruit)!



We were a little hungry when we got back into town, so we stopped at a burrito-type joint.  I was craving some chips and dip, so I went with the queso starter for my “meal”.



Overall, it was a great Monday Funday!

Food i 8 today:

  • banana + Justin’s maple almond butter
  • Fiber One Chocolate cereal + milk
  • white cheddar popcorn
  • sweet potato, asparagus, avocado, corn
  • chips + queso

coconut date rolls

Weight this morning:  129.6
Low weight:  128.6
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  none.  (rest day)

This morning I slept in a bit, relaxed, and finished watching the rest of the Sherlock Holmes movie we started last night, but I fell asleep watching.  😉  Whoops!  Afterward, I did some work, whipped up an oats/banana/almond butter/almond milk mixture to store in the refrigerator for my evening snack, and had a late “breakfast”.


I went with an Amy’s veggie patty, salsa, and half of an avocado.  For lunch, I had another serving of the black and red bean soup I made a little while ago.  It’s probably ready to be thrown out, but I’m not willing to toss it just yet!  (…and it does still taste good).


I bought a fun, new snack at The Fresh Market today.  I got a container full of coconut-date rolls.  So delish, and just about 100 calories each!


For dinner, we went out for some Asian fare.  We’re on a total Asian kick lately!  Lots of tofu and sushi for me.


Then, as planned, I had my evening snack of “overnight” oats.  Delicious as always!  I have a 6am Body Pump class on the schedule for tomorrow, so I’m hitting the hay early.

Food i 8 today:

  • Amy’s veggie patty, 2 TBSP Publix medium salsa, 1/2 avocado
  • serving of homemade black and red bean soup 
  • coconut date roll
  • salad with ginger dressing, avocado roll + sweet potato roll
  • “overnight” oats –> 1/3 C quick oats, 1/3 C almond milk, 1 TBSP Justin’s maple almond butter, 1/2 mashed banana, dash of cinnamon


Avocado, I can’t let you go!

Weight this morning:  131.6
Low weight:  129.8
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

I’m creeping back down to my low weight (and goal weight)–woo hoo!  I started this morning with another 6am workout (Body Pump, 300 cals burned) because I had an early meeting at work.  The rest of the day consisted of the following on the feeding front:

  • black bean, salsa, and avocado burrito on whole wheat tortilla (this is the LAST of a 10-pack of tortillas, haha, so I’m on to another whole wheat bread option after this!)
  • brownie (they had a work “thing” and I snagged one)
  • 1/4C dry roasted edamame
  • a few bites of a soft pretzel and melted cheese + some cracker jacks (went to a college women’s volleyball game and ate some of a friend’s snacks)
  • 6″ Publix veggie sub on whole wheat bread
  • a few bites of almond butter

So I’m a huuuuuge fan of avocado, but I’m always wary about how many darn calories the delicious fruit adds to my daily count!  I do read article after article touting the benefits of avocado, such as the fat being “good fat” and it helping to lower cholesterol, improve heart health, speed the metabolism, etc., etc., but sometimes seeing such a small amount of food add such a big number of calories can be… well… annoying!  Thus, I try to incorporate avocado sparingly, although I could probably eat an entire avocado every day and love every minute of it.  I usually check the bucket of hass avocados each time I’m at the grocery store, and if I happen to come across that perfectly shaped, perfectly “almost” ripe avocado (see below), then I’ll buy it.  And I’ll eat it.  And I’ll love it.

Alright, here’s how the calorie count looks today: