13 December, 2016

Weigh-In and Chat

These last few weeks of school have been kicking my but! Today was my last final (!), although I do have a paper to finish writing and submit online. Isaiah has had his Christmas program and church stuff. And, a surprise to us, Shop With A Cop. Even though I intended to keep posting through these last 3 weeks, it just didn't happen.

I haven't gotten any feedback on here (comments), so I'm going to assume my audience is just me. Since I use MyFitnessPal to track my food, I'm going to stop posting the "What I've Been Eating" posts and stick with my weekly weigh-ins and a few other things.

Aside from school and Isaiah's school stuff, I've also been doing more Christmassy crafting (think wreaths, ornaments, and presents.) I'll be posting some of those coming up since I'll be officially done with this semester and off until mid-January.

Now, onto the weigh-in. There has been some fluctuation--thanks to stress and family stuff--but I've continued to drop. Here are my weigh-ins the past two weeks:

This was December 9th
This was December 2nd

25 November, 2016

Weekly Weigh In

I finally passed the 20 lb mark! 21.6 lbs lost. Here's to 30 lbs by Christmas? 2.8 lbs in a week.

22 November, 2016

What I've Been Eating 11/16-11/22

Breakfast: Halo Tangerine

Lunch: Walmart deli mozzarella sticks and General Tso's chicken, sweet tea with splenda

Dinner: Another part of the hectic mess that was Wednesday meant Isaiah ate, but I didn't.


Total Calories: 787 (not healthy, I know)

Breakfast: Medium banana, chocolate almond milk

Lunch: Giant Eagle GetGo Get Fit Chicken Sausage and egg on flatbread, berry blast protein smoothie

Dinner: McDonalds: mcdouble, sweet tea (large)

Snacks: chocolate almond milk

Total Calories: 1,410

Breakfast: French Vanilla Eight O'Clock coffee, Bailey's French Vanilla coffee creamer

Lunch: Breaded, baked pork chops (2) white gravy, mashed potatoes, iced tea with splenda

Dinner: Acorn Squash with butter


Total Calories: 1,296

Breakfast: Snacky mood, so goldfish crackers

Lunch:Buffalo chicken sandwich with hummus and shredded cheese on whole wheat. 1 cup chocolate almond milk. GoGo squeeze apple cinnamon


Snacks: Andes chocolate mint, praline, and peanut butter crackers

Total Calories: 1,142

Breakfast: Coffee (french vanilla with salted caramel chocolate creamer) Marathon/Bellstores, because Isaiah had a football thing at another church.

Lunch: Turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato, broccoli/rice casserole, green beans, chocolate eclair (no bake)

Dinner: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers General Tso's

Snacks: Pringles (cheddar cheese), Aldi very berry crunch granola with vanilla almond milk

Total Calories: 1,788

Breakfast: Coffee, granola, almond milk, and banana

Lunch: Healthy Choice steamers cajun style chicken and shrimp

Dinner: breaded, baked pork chop, mashed potatoes

Snacks:dark chocolate almonds, praline, carrot chips with hummus, and pringles

Total Calories: 1,996

Breakfast: Coffee with almond milk, andes mint, fruit strip;

Lunch:  Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers General Tso's

Dinner: papa johns (1) pepperoni pizza, garlic knots (2)

Snacks:peanut butter crackers, carrot chips with hummus

Total Calories: (1,991)

19 November, 2016

Weekly Weigh In

What, what??? Almost 20 lbs down! Okay, so 18.8 lbs down since start. 5 lbs since last Friday.
I'm not sure what happened (maybe the hair cut? lol) but I hope it continues.
Also, I know I'm posting a day late, but the picture is from yesterday.

17 November, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Wordless Wednesday is Thankful Thursday this week
This week has been slightly hectic. Yesterday especially. So Wordless Wednesday didn't get put up.
I am extremely thankful for the people in this photo, and the ones who took it. We were all able to be at my parents' house for dinner the other Sunday, so we got a photo.

What I've Been Eating 11/9 - 11/15

I forgot to hit publish! So, here you go.

Wednesday 11/9
Breakfast: Coffee with almond milk

Lunch: Leftover beef vegetable stew with shredded cheddar cheese, and chocolate almond milk (8 oz)

Dinner: Acorn Squash with butter, fettuccine alfredo (1 cup prepared)

Snacks: small frozen coke from speedway, 1 pkg Jack Link's beef jerky, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 2 oz dark chocolate almonds.

Total Calories: 1,768

Thursday 11/10
Breakfast: Coffee with almond milk

Lunch: Chick Fil A: spicy chicken sandwich, fruit cup, lemonade

Dinner: Buffalo chicken sandwich on whole wheat with ranch

Snacks: remaining 1/2 serving of beef vegetable stew with cheese, dark chocolate almonds, gogo squeeze apple strawberry, 1 fruit rollup

Total Calories: 1,727

Friday 11/11

Breakfast: Went out with a friend/ex to Bob Evans for brunch: I got the classic breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage patties, and french toast (which is absolutely the BEST I've ever had). Coffee to drink

Lunch: None, still SO full from brunch

Dinner: Tyson's Honey BBQ tenders, the rest of my bag.

Snack: Lance whole grain peanut butter crackers

Total calories: 1,506

Saturday 11/12
Breakfast: Coffee with almond milk, Halo tangerine, s'mores granola bar (food club brand)

Lunch: out with Isaiah, a friend, and her daughter. Mcdonalds
Ranch Snack Wrap, grilled (2), medium fries, medium french vanilla iced coffee

Dinner: Cottage cheese, air popped popcorn (movie night ftw)

Snacks: Mini chips Ahoy, 1 pkg

Total Calories: 1,477

Sunday 11/13
Breakfast: Sausage gravy & biscuits, bacon, cheddar, ranch crack potatoes

Lunch: Grandma's American spaghetti (aka, baked spaghetti with tomato juice, ground beef, and colby longhorn cheese), mashed potatoes, my mom's garlic bread (bread, butter, garlic salt, baked), grandma's homemade applesauce

Dinner: None. Lunch was late, so I wasn't hungry

Snacks: mini chips ahoy, peanut butter crackers

Total Calories: 1,624

Monday 11/14
Breakfast: Steak, Egg & cheese Mcmuffin, Large french vanilla iced coffee

Lunch: None. School, and then Isaiah had a doctor's appointment

Dinner: Manwich Sloppy joe with ground turkey and cheddar cheese. Lays potato chips

Snacks: about 3/4 serving of cheez-its, sweet tea with splenda, Tortilla chips (Aldi brand -- Clancy's) and tostito's salsa con queso, medium.

Total Calories: 1,878

Tuesday 11/15
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese, Halo tangerine, 1 1/2 cups lemonade.

Lunch: Buffalo chicken sandwich with ranch on whole wheat, medium granny smith apple with 2 tbsp peanut butter

I did take the apple apart to eat it, just ha the peanut butter in the middle for transport to Isaiah's school.

Dinner: 6 Totino's Pizza Rolls

Snacks: Mini Chips Ahoy!, Aldi unsalted, dry roasted peanuts, and 9 oz chocolate almond milk

Total Calories: 1,716

13 November, 2016

Sunday Not So Fun Day

This isn't the first time he has said something like that. But this is the first time it has made me cry.
I thought I was happy with myself, but I'm not. And I'm done pretending I am. I need to fix myself so I can mother him better.

11 November, 2016

Weekly Weigh In, and also I did a thing today.

So, I figured out why I didn't lose more weight last week. It was that time of the month. So this week went better. Down a total of 13.8 lbs from start 3.4 lbs since last Friday.

Also.. I did a thing. I got my hair cut super short. I also donated 10 inches of hair to Wigs4Kids
They're one of my favorites because kids and families are NEVER charged for the wigs, and no child who needs a wig is ever turned away.

Before and after:

08 November, 2016

What I've Been Eating (with pictures) 11/2-11/8

Wednesday 11/2
Breakfast: McDonald's Sausage McMuffin, hashbrown, large iced vanilla coffee

Lunch: Teriyaki salmon, romaine salad with cheese and ranch

Dinner: Acorn squash half, with butter/salt (made them for my mom and myself, am I the favorite daughter yet?) and 6" Subway chicken bacon ranch, with spinach.

Snack: Breakstone's cottage cheese (2%) and 8oz lemonade

Total calories 1,987

Thursday 11/3

Breakfast: Coffee (8 o'clock chocolate mint, ID creamer, almond milk), Starbucks chocolate smoothie
How I had to make coffee last week after my coffee maker broke. :-( Luckily, this weekend I got a new (to me) Bunn

Lunch: my remaining acorn squash and Subway from the night before

Dinner: Teriyaki salmon and yellow squash sauteed in butter

Snack: Carrot chips & roasted red pepper hummus (sabra) 2 tbsp

Total Calories: 1,406

Friday 11/4

Breakfast: Coffee, and whole wheat toast (100% whole wheat from Nature's own (made with honey) 2 slices, 1.5 tbsp peanut butter

Lunch: None, took a nap instead

Dinner: Giant eagle fried chicken, 1 piece, 2/3 cup Betty Crocker cheddar & bacon potatoes

Snack: 14 mike n ikes (yes I counted, ha!) and more coffee

Total calories: 1,004

Saturday 11/5

Breakfast: Coffee, Chobani flips coffee break bliss

Lunch: Pizza Oven pizza - sausage, 2 slices. (Isaiah had a celebration for the end of flag football)
and when we got home, carrot chips and hummus

Dinner: Tyson's BBQ chicken tenders 6.15 oz

Snacks: Coffee, fudge round, and Vienna sausages

Total calories: 1,826

Sunday 11/6

Breakfast: Coffee, with regular milk (1 oz) and the clean eating waffles with peanut butter (link in the previous week of food post)

Lunch: baked chicken leg, 1/2 cup mashed potatoes, 7 oz green beans, 1/2 cup sweet corn (with butter)

Dinner: buffalo chicken sandwich: Walnut creek buffalo chicken lunch meat, whole wheat bread (above), 2 slices of Kraft American cheese, 1 tbsp Ken's ranch; Also, 1.5 cups of broccoli florets with 1 tbsp ken's ranch

Snacks: Coffee with almond milk, and Crystal farms string cheese (1)

Total calories: 1,435

Monday 11/7

Breakfast: Coffee!

Lunch: Nothing until 3, so I listed it under snack

Dinner: 1 serving of beef vegetable stew (my mom's) and 1/2 serving of my dad's chili, each with 5 townhouse original crackers

Snack: Sabra Roasted red pepper hummus, 4 tbsp, 85 g sweet peppers sliced, 1/2 cup Breakstone 2% cottage cheese

Tuesday (today) 11/8

Breakfast: Coffee. I think I need to start eating with breakfast again. I started getting hungry earlier (like 10:30 vs 12)

Lunch: Leftover beef vegetable stew, 2 oz Blue Diamond dark chocolate almonds, and 1 cup of Swiss Lemonade

Dinner: Swenson's Double cheeseburger, 1 order of potato teezers, and a California (sprite mixed with grape drink)

Snack: I went to a crafting night at my parents' church to make wreaths (mine is nowhere close to done, good thing it's a Christmas wreath) and one of the ladies made gluten free brownies (Krusteaz brand) with vanilla buttercream frosting (from the Giant Eagle bakery)
No picture of the snack, so here's a picture of my partially finished wreath instead

Total Calories: 1,775