Friday weigh-in #4

This morning’s weight:  132.8

My other most recent weigh-ins:  134.2 (8/8), 132 (8/2), 131.8 (7/26), 133 (7/19),  134.4 (7/13)

Seeing this pattern leads me to believe that really, my weight is around 135.  With a “happy weight” of 130 and a goal weight of 125, I think I have 5 pounds to lose!  🙂

The good thing is that 4 weeks of rest for my broken pinky toe ended this week.  I’m going to TRY to get back in the gym.  I really hope the pinky toe is all good now!

Aaaaalrighty, onto the food!  I started today with a shake…

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and peas!

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Yes, very weird combo, haha.  For lunch, I hit up Pei-Wei with the hubs.

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And tonight we stayed in, watched some TV, and ate pizza from Flippers!

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Happy weekend!

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 3/4 C almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, 1/2 banana, ice
  • 1 container Green Giant frozen peas
  • Pei Wei Mongolian tofu and vegetables + 1 veggie spring roll
  • 1/2 a medium pineapple pizza
  • ANZAC cookie from my fave vegan bakery!

 

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blueberry overnight oats

Weight this morning:  130.8
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Spinning

Today I actually prepared myself for a morning appetite and made some blueberry overnight oats.  The recipe was pretty simple:

  • 1/4 C old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 of a banana, mashed
  • 1/2 C almond milk
  • 1/2 C blueberries (I used frozen…fresh works, too!)

I just mixed these ingredients together (no cooking necessary) and placed it in the refrigerator overnight.  This morning…voila!

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It was a little more soupy than a thicker oatmeal texture, but it was still a delicious and light pre-morning workout breakfast.  Loved it!

I took a spin class from the gym, made my protein shake, and headed to campus to teach.  Afterward, I did some work in my office and sipped on this:

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I drank about half of it before going back home and snacking on this:

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Dinner tonight was an Amy’s burrito from the frozen food section at Publix, paired with some Publix salsa.

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Good stuff!  I ended the night with a bowl of sweet green peas…trying to work in those veggies as much as possible!

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Food i 8 today:

  • blueberry overnight oats –> 1/4C oats, 1/4 of a banana, 1/2C almond milk, 1/2C blueberries
  • protein shake –> 1/2 C spinach, 1/2 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 bottle of kombucha
  • 3 oz broccoli + 2TBSP hummus
  • Amy’s burrito + 2TBSP salsa
  • 1 oz lightly salted almonds
  • Green Giant sweet baby peas (entire package)

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broccoli for breakfast (Tuesday’s eats!)

Weight this morning:  131.4
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Body Step

Today I woke up with QUITE an appetite!  So I headed straight for the fridge and started munching on some broccoli and hummus.

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I know…it’s a strange choice for breakfast.  Sometimes, though, ya gotta go for what’s easy!

After my Body Step class, I had a protein smoothie and then headed to campus to teach my class.

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After class, I stuck around for a bit to do some other work, and I got REALLY hungry again.  I snacked on a granola bar that I had stashed in my work desk.

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Dinner tonight was my black bean burger patty + spinach + salsa mix.  It hit the spot!

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I also had some Green Giant veggies

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Dessert included a delicious berry shake–so good!

I also baked an easy peasy pineapple angel food cake (literally, just a boxed angel food cake mix + crushed pineapple) tonight that kind of crumbled when it came out of the pan and doesn’t look so pretty.  BUT it tasted great!  (I had to sample a slice hehe)

Food i 8 today:

  • 3 oz broccoli + 2 TBSP hummus
  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • Sunbelt oats and honey granola bar
  • Lightlife black bean burger patty + 2C spinach + 3 TBSP salsa
  • Green Giant Healthy Vision mix (entire package)
  • dessert shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder, 1 C blueberries, 1/2 banana
  • slice of pineapple angel food cake

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Light appetite after a heavy weekend

Weight this morning:  131.6
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  Body Attack Express (45 min class) + Body Pump

Today I started with a Body Attack class followed by a protein shake.

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Then I was off to campus to teach!  After I got home from class, I munched on some veggies and hummus.

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…and some (unpictured) vegetable chips.

Dinner included these Green Giant brussels sprouts…

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…and some (unpictured) trail mix from The Fresh Market.

For dessert, I whipped up a blueberry shake.  Yum!

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So after a long weekend of not-so-great eats, I always like to really follow my hunger cues for a couple days to get back on track.  That meant today I only ate 939 calories worth of food, when I should be eating 1200.  I’m OK with that.  This weekend I likely had days where I ate 2500+ calories, so I’m not going to die from a couple of lower-calorie days.  And I’m honestly not hungry all day either.  Anyway, today (and maybe tomorrow) will be a couple of those lighter eating days after a few days of heavier eating!

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • 3 oz broccoli + 2 TBSP hummus
  • 1 oz vegetable chips
  • Green Giant brussels sprouts in butter sauce (entire package)
  • dessert shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 TBSP cocoa powder, 1 C blueberries

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great day of healthy eats

Weight this morning:  131.6
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:  spinning (took it easy b/c of my sore legs!)

Today started with an easy spin class followed by my delicious protein shake.

Afterward, I headed to campus to teach.  Then I snacked on the carrots and guac I brought along with me before heading to a meeting with a couple of my co-authors to discuss our paper.

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Once I got home from my meeting, I had a little snack before my veggie dinner.

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LOVE this combo!

I didn’t snap a picture of dinner, but I had another Green Giant frozen packet (this time of creamed spinach) and some cucumbers and sliced green bell pepper with hummus.

Once again, I ended the night with a tasty blueberry/banana/chocolate smoothie.  Great day of healthy eats!

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • 3 oz Publix dip chip carrots + 1/4 package of Sabra guacamole
  • medium red delicious apple + 2 TBSP MaraNatha creamy raw almond butter
  • Green Giant frozen spinach (entire package)
  • 1/2 cucumber and 1/2 green bell pepper with 2 TBSP Sabra roasted pine nut hummus
  • dessert shake –>1 C frozen blueberres, 1 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder, 1C spinach

First day of teaching!

Weight this morning:  ??? (still too scared to check!)
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout: Body Step

Oh goodness, my legs are SO SORE today.  Between Body Pump yesterday and then pushing it at Body Step today, my legs are on fire!  I have spinning on the agenda for tomorrow, but I’m not so sure that’s a smart idea!

Anyway, I had a busy day, but squeezed in some healthy eats throughout.  I started with my usual protein shake, which I drank on my way into campus today for my first official day of teaching!  (I just went over the syllabus yesterday.)  As I mentioned before, I will be teaching this class for the next 6 weeks, Monday through Friday for an hour and fifteen minutes each day.

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After teaching, office hours, and some chatting with my friends, I headed to my annual “lady doctor” appointment. 🙂  I snacked on a Larabar on the way.

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Afterward, I had a few more errands to run, and by the time I got home I was pretty hungry!  I had veggies for dinner again.

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And then around 8pm I had a little dessert smoothie (blueberries, banana, almond milk, spinach, and dark cocoa powder combo)

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Again, I was still pretty light on the cals today, but I did not wake up hungry AT ALL, and I’ve just been following my hunger cues all day.

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • Larabar
  • Green Giant frozen peas in butter sauce
  • 3 oz Publix dip chip carrots + 1/4 package of Sabra guacamole
  • dessert shake –>1 C frozen blueberres, 1 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder, 1C spinach

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Back to counting cals

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

Workout:  Body Pump

I was too scared to jump on the scale this morning.  :-/  But it’s ok, today was all about getting back on track!

I went to my first Body Pump class in what seems like FOREVER, I am back to counting calories for now, and I ate fairly clean, including the following:

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protein shake

 

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cucumbers and guac (camera phone had something on the lens, sorry)

 

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Kombucha drink

 

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Green Giant veggies, carrots, hummus

I was a little low on calories today, but my body is definitely not asking me for more after all the food I ate this past weekend!

Food i 8 today:

  • protein shake –> 1C spinach, 1C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • afternoon smoothie –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 C blueberries, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder
  • one cucumber + 1/2 package of Sabra Classic guacamole
  • Reed’s Kombucha – lemon ginger rasberry
  • 3 oz. Publix dip chip carrots + 2TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • Green Giant frozen veggie mix (entire package)

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A little spring cleaning

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

Workout:  Spinning

Today I was all about some good ol’ spring cleaning.  I desperately needed to go through my closet to “purge” (remove any clothes I haven’t worn in the past year, and thus will never likely wear again).  From there, I was inspired to do the same with all of my costume jewelry and the clothes in my dresser.  I ended up with a huge garbage bag full-o-stuff for Goodwill.  It felt good to de-clutter my life a bit!  🙂  Then, it was time to sit and do some work at the computer…

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…with my delicious Sun Warrior protein shake!  Followed by some carrots and hummus.

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I kept the veggie train going with a delicious Green Giant mix this evening.

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Overall, I stuck to my plan yet again today, but I did swap out the evening chocolatey overnight oats for my old recipe (oats, almond butter, banana, almond milk).  I think having the blueberry/chocolate smoothie in the afternoon and then the chocolate overnight oats was making me a little tired of my Hershey’s powdered dark chocolate, so it was a good switch-up.

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Feelin’ good!

Food i 8 today:

  • slice of Ezekiel bread + 1 TBSP Bonnie’s raspberry jam
  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • 3 oz. Publix dip chip carrots + 2TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • afternoon smoothie –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 C blueberries, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder
  • Green Giant frozen veggie mix (entire package)
  • one sliced green bell pepper + 2 TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • “overnight oats” –> 1/3 C Quaker old fashioned oats, 1/3 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 mashed banana, 1 TBSP almond butter

2nd place baby!

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

Workout:  Body Step

When I went to the gym today, I finally got my prize for the fitness challenge that finished mid-March.  I came in 2nd place, with 94 fitness classes taken during an 8-week period.  The first place winner took 120 classes, and the third place winner took 73 classes.  I know they say “second place is the first loser”, but I’m pretty stoked that I placed!  Anyway, I was expecting a water bottle as a prize, but actually it was…

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a $50 giftcard to Academy Sports, woohoo!!!  I am excited about this gift!  I can’t really think of exactly what I want right now, but I’m sure if I go browsing, something will come to me.  😉

The rest of today was business as usual!   I started with a gym session and stuck to my daily food plan for this week.  I’m kind of liking this “don’t have to think about what I’m eating” thing, since it’s already planned out.  It’s really nice to just reach in my fridge and get what’s next on my list!  I’m not saying I could eat the same thing every day forever, but one week definitely won’t kill me.

Here are some eats from tonight:

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LOVE snacking on these lil tomatoes!

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Green Giant definitely helps me get my daily fill of veggies!

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Chocolatey overnight oats!  I actually got a little sick of the taste as I was eating these tonight, so I might have to switch to my usual overnight oats recipe for tomorrow.

Food i 8 today:

  • slice of Ezekiel bread + 1 TBSP Bonnie’s raspberry jam
  • protein shake –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • 3 oz. Publix dip chip carrots + 2TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • afternoon smoothie –> 1 C spinach, 1 C almond milk, 1 C blueberries, 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder
  • Green Giant frozen veggie mix (entire package)
  • one sliced green bell pepper + 2 TBSP Sabra red roasted pepper hummus
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • “overnight oats” –> 1/2 C Quaker old fashioned oats, 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 mashed banana, less than 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder

weekday eating

Weight this morning:  129.4
Low weight:  128.6
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout:   Body Step + Body Flow (600 cals burned)

I find that eating healthily during the week is SO simple for me.  Most of my weekends include family visits, restaurant dining, happy hours, cocktails, socializing, dessert opportunities, etc., and it’s just SO DIFFICULT to resist so many temptations.  During the week, I have a schedule, I plan what I’m going to eat, and healthy eating comes easily.  I need to just lock myself inside my apartment on Saturday and Sunday haha.  OK, enough babbling and time for the food i 8 today…

Today was more random eating to clean out all my food before spring break.  Before I headed to the gym this morning, I grabbed my Ezekiel toast + jam spread.

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Right when I got home I used my favorite protein to whip up a protein shake.

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Then it was time for some “lunch”–an almond butter apple + the other serving of the Trader Joe’s kale chips from yesterday + a coconut date roll.

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Dinner, again, was some veggies I had laying around.

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And I ended the day with a new favorite–my chocolate overnight oatmeal!

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Food i 8 today:

  • slice of Ezekiel bread + 1 TBSP Bonnie’s raspberry jam
  • protein shake –> 1/2 C spinach, 1/2 C almond milk, 1 TBSP sunbutter, 1 scoop Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana
  • medium apple + 1 TBSP Trader Joe’s crunchy almond butter
  • Trader Joe’s zesty nacho kale chips (one serving)
  • coconut date roll
  • Progresso light vegetable soup (entire can)
  • Green Giant antioxidant blend (entire container)
  • “overnight oats” –> 1/3 C Quaker old fashioned oats, 1/3 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 mashed banana, less than 1 TBSP dark cocoa powder

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