Friday, April 27, 2012

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps 
Servings: 6 • Size: 1/2 cup chicken + veggies • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pt
Calories: 147.7 • Fat: 0.1 g • Carb: 5.2 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Protein: 24.9 g • Sugar: 1.7 g
Sodium: 879 mg 


For the chicken:
  • 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank's)

For the wraps:
  • 6 large lettuce leaves, Bibb or Iceberg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 large celery stalks, cut into 2 inch matchsticks


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I am capable

23 hours a day

Hmmmm......working out is great!  But 1 hour a day isn't going to change things if the other 23 hours are not supporting this weight loss goal.  This is something I have to keep in mind a lot.  Even though I work out every day now, I have to stay focused and eat right, and keep my weight loss goals in mind.   

Tuesday, April 17, 2012



$1 workout

My dad has done personality style seminars for years.  A few things that I have learned from them; I am a prize oriented person, I like control, I love fun (my daughter has inherited this traits as well LOL). 

So what does this have to do with weight loss?? 

I know it is often said that after X amount of lbs loss I am going to treat myself to this or that.  Well there are times you are working your booty off and it just seems like inches are melting, but the lbs have not changed. When you are prize motivated - this is discouraging and frustrating.   So, I saw this idea.....what if you put a $1 in a jar every time you worked out?  After 100 workouts treat yourself to something special! More than likely, after 100 serious workouts, your body will have made some great changes, and you get a great reward!!!  So yes I can control how I eat, and how I workout.....but I can't control how my body will respond.  By giving $1 every time I workout.....I can control this!!!!  Results will come (and so will some pampering for me!!!)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

One year from now!!!

Time goes by fast!  If I look at a year ago, I never would have thought I would be where I am today! I am approaching 50 lbs down from my highest weight.......I am working out 6 days a week......I am eating better ( still leaning & improving on this.)......I have more energy.....I am all around a happier person!  If I keep this up (which I will) I can't wait to see where I will be next year! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I'm BACK (again)

I am back in full force!  

Sad news - My computer's hard drive died!!!!  So needless to say, the netbook I was borrowing from my hubby, is really to slow to  blog on!  I still don't have my computer back, but I should very soon.

So this is what is going on:  Right now My hubby & I are finishing up a Dave Ramsey class (a get out of dept guru).  It has been great from the financial standpoint, but also very motivating for getting healthy!  One thing he said in class......."if you want to be rich, study and do what the rich people are doing. And if you want to be skinny, study and do what the skinny people are doing!"  SOO...........hmmmmm yes this makes sense!  
That being said I talked with one of my fitness instructors at the Y who lost like 75lbs going from a size 18 to a 2 (AMAZING I KNOW!!!!), and asked her to help me out and guide me in the direction to becoming healthier!  She agreed, and is encouraging me on my weight loss journey, and helping me to improve on what I am doing!  

My number of workouts a week has increased!  I am now doing 6-7 days a week....most of them are at the Y, but some are home.  Cleaning, extra walks with the kids, outside work can all count when it comes to working out!! I am using these as "extra" workouts a day....for me, just going to the Y and doing a class, I work harder and have alot more fun!  One of my new favorite workouts is water aerobic- my goal is 3 - 4 water classes a week!!  I am looking  for an amazing bathing suit with boob support....will post when I find one!!!

I am also scheduling my workouts into my week.  No more "trying to fit it in"....I plan them out, and discuss them with my hubby so that we are on the same page, especially if it is an evening class and I need help with the kiddos!  

I have so much more to say.....but time to get kiddos to bed!  It is great to be back!