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Friday, August 31, 2012

Anniversary Weekend... yay! :)

Wedding day bliss
YAY! I am so excited... not only is it a long weekend it is also my Anniversary weekend. I am so excited. The greatest thing about getting married on a holiday weekend, besides getting married, is having a mini vacation for my anniversary EVERY year. We were going to go away like we always do, but our favorite places are getting hit by hurricane Isaac, so we will be staying in the Augusta. Tonight we are going to my favorite local restaurant Frog Hollow. I LOVE that place. It should be pretty easy to get in a good meal and no over do. Another weigh in tomorrow. So let's raise a glass to another year past and many years ahead of us! I am going to enjoy my husband and I will update you after the weigh in.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Down Falls and Pit Stops...

You see that picture?! You see those delicious fries?! Those things are the biggest struggle I have with eating clean. I crave fries all the time and every time I am around them...what do I do?! I eat them. WHY OH WHY is this so dang hard? I realized last night when I was leaving Chick Fil A, three things, 1) fries are on my hit list. Those things have GOT to go. 2) I was not prepared and when you are not prepared you fail. 3) When pulling out of the parking lot I could not even remember what they tasted like. Sounds like a waste to me. I have been pretty lax and I need to tighten up if I want my body to tighten up. I waste too much time "thoughtlessly" eating.  I have not been going crazy or anything but last night at dinner was a prime example. I ate those dang fries with no remorse...until after they were gone. I need to quit being a grazer...grazing is for cows...and I REALLY don't want to be a cow. September is looking to be quite a fearful month for me eating clean wise. Football Season (ROLL TIDE,)labor day weekend, my anniversary, and my birthday! I guess I have to look at it differently from now on. Actually I need to. I will have to make sacrifices. How about a little dessert NO dessert on my anniversary, but maybe some on my birthday? Idk. I can only take it a little at a time. I am really looking forward to September though. It is hands down my favorite month, and of course the reason being, it celebrates me! Tim and I got a new living room set already for our anniversary so I doubt I will be showered with gifts, but I do have a little something up my sleeves. I am HOPING for football tickets for my birthday! hint...hint... Roll Tide!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday Blues...

Oh my gosh! I CANNOT shake this headache. I have been in pain since Wednesday of last week and it doesn't seem to go away. It has transferred sides so hopefully that is a sign it is making it's way out. It has been extremely debilitating and to be honest it has really shut down my workout mojo. When the alarm went off this a.m I could hardly open my eyes it hurt so bad. I hit snooze and gave myself a few more hours to rest. I am actually really glad I went ahead and slept because that helped me get through work. Once I got home I decided that I needed to workout, that I could not let a headache that I have had for 5 days stop me from doing what I need to do. I did a rainy day workout from Bethany's blog, since I did not have time for Fit Camp, and after the first 5 mins I was no longer thinking about my headache. I even got some really nice back cracks that seemed to relieve the pressure in my head. I am a chronic sufferer of migraines and tension headaches, but I was hoping that eating clean would cure those. I cannot give up hope though that eating clean will cure those since they have already decreased substantially since starting the program. One thing I did catch today was that I was getting pretty liberal with my portion control. I have not been as strict on measuring things or adding in the additional veggies per meal. That will change tomorrow. I cannot let my progress be hindered by laziness or ignorance. I will keep straining ahead toward the prize. Week 2, day 1, one step closer to my happiness!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Week 1 Low Down...

1lb of Fat!
Here it is! The end of Week 1. I  lost 1lb and I am OK with that. I worked hard this week and I am proud. I tried a new strategy with planning, which worked great, and I changed my workout routine. 5:30am workouts will now be my thing along with yoga once a week. I overall have enjoyed this week. My head has been hurting the last few days, but yesterday marked the visit of my monthly friend, so I am certain that is the problem. Tim started Jujitsu again and he is loving it. His Saturday morning workouts will work out well for me because I will be able to take that time for myself. Once I get finished blogging I will finish cleaning and then I will start my workout for the day. After today I will have worked out 5 times this week. I am proud of that. I also want to spend some time today planning for next weeks meals! Overall it has been a good week!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Duke and Roxy...

Duke got in the good will pile...

Have you seen these babies?! I came home from work yesterday to find that they have escaped from the fence. :( By the time I got home Animal control was called so there was no way I could go pick them up. It has made me pretty sad. I am proud of myself that I did not give into emotional eating though. I did not even think about it.Yesterday was one whirl wind of a day and I am just ready to put this week behind me. Prayers are definitely needed. I have been good with me eating and exercising though so I can say it is not a complete bust. I had an acquaintance of mine yesterday going on and on about how stressed she was and all she wanted was a snickers. That caused my ears to go up because it made me see that in the world we live in now people, myself included, have fallen into the trap that food can substitute for ANYTHING. Ugh, what a disgusting thought! Today should be interesting... I will update you on the status of my sweet Duke and Roxy when I get off work. Ready to start this day...
See the picture above... I made it to yoga. Let's just say I am definitely not the best at yoga. I will go back next week and HOPE that I enjoy it then. Also, I got my sweet babies back from the "doggie jail" and after $120 we got them back and they are home. They did, however, come back pretty beat up. Roxy's poor pad's were ripped off and she hurt her hip really bad. We will give her the night to rest and if she does not show signs of improvement we will take her in to the puppy hospital. My poor heart is so broken for her. Duke has a pretty beat up leg, but he will be just fine. This week has been such a whirlwind and as I sit here resting with my cup of coffee I feel a little relaxed...maybe it was the yoga?! hummmm...namaste

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Easy like Sunday Morning...

Once again it is safe to say I got up for 5:30am Fit Camp!! I got up yesterday but it was cancelled due to bad weather so I went ahead and rested. I have been itching to make a fritatta and as you can see above I did! It is full of veggies and protein and I am excited. After Fit Camp this morning I was extremely glad I made this. Having something like this ready made my life that much easier. I started my keurig, and while it was brewing, I popped this bad boy and a sweet potato (in a steam fresh bag) in the microwave, cut up half and avocado and by the time my coffee was done so was my breakfast. It took all about 4 minutes. That made my morning that much more enjoyable because I was able to SIT and enjoy my cup of coffee with a delicious breakfast. I am so used to running around frazzled in the mornings and it was so peaceful. I am a little nervous today about my eating. We have been stuck in meetings since yesterday, lunch included, and it is really hard to make good decisions when SOMEONE ELSE is ordering for you. Yesterday they did good, they ordered Roly Poly and I was able to enjoy a salad from there. Today, it is a completely different ball game, I have NO clue what is being ordered and I have NO clue if I can eat any of it. Mind you, I could have brought my lunch, but I was advised by my boss that was not a good idea as I would not have the opportunity to get it ready. One more day of meetings tomorrow...I may just bring my lunch just in case. Tim is really excited this week because he gets to return to his first love  favorite sport, Brazillian Jiu Jitzu. He has been dying to get back in and grapple. I am excited for him too, partially because he talks about missing it all the time which is a little annoying, and because I am happy he can enjoy another activity. He is pretty disciplined with his Body Building, but I think it is time for a little extra. He is getting a little burnt out. I am planning on trying a new yoga class at that time so it will be something new for me too. I am not a huge fan of yoga, to be honest I down right HATE yoga, but I felt that maybe for stress and flexibility I may give it another go. I can like yoga... I can like yoga... I can like yoga. Maybe I can like yoga?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Winners Never Quit

New start to biggest loser....new goals for biggest loser. My first goal was to attend the 5:30am Fit Camp Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. At 4:30 am I woke straight up out of my bed and forced myself to sleep the last 30 mins so that I would not be dragging as the day went on. When 5:00 came and that alarm went off it was a different story. I was not happy about seeing that number on my alarm clock. Maybe I should have just woken up at 4:30 when my body woke me up. Oh well. I got up and debated for about a minute and remembered my goal. Put on my shoes and headed out. "Winners never quit" I repeated to myself over and over...a little olympic spirit there...haha! Eyes were puffy and I was not so alert but I was doing it... I was completing a goal! GO ME! I made it through the workout and when I was done I was overjoyed that I was done with that for the day. I did not have to worry about rushing home to get ready for FC or going later and getting home late. I want to remember the joy that I felt this morning as I was sitting and drinking my coffee and not running around like crazy drinking my coffee. My eyes are a little heavy today, but I will get used to it, I am just excited to know that when 5pm comes I can go home and take a short nap. I also was pretty relaxed this morning because I was prepared this morning. I bought a 8x13 tupperware and I prepped all of my snacks for the week. I put everything in there and when I headed out the door I took it with me. That is going to save me time during the evenings and in the mornings when I am too tired in the evenings. Two great steps toward making this lifestyle work. Blogging will be an exciting part of this journey, once again, I will try to be more consistent to blog daily. I started looking at the new tools Bethany gave us for this go around and I am excited. One thing about me... I am not very disciplined...but I LOVE lists! If only my passion for planning with flow through to my doing. I am getting there though!! Small goals Meagan! Small goals! Well, I better get to work! I will blog later.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blogging like it's hot...

Here we go again... Monday starts round 2 of Eating Clean. I am really glad to start over. These past couple of weeks have been really rough. My mindset has changed this time, rather than saying "I cannot win,"  my mentality is "I will win." I have to have that mindset to make sure I am giving it my all this time and getting back up each time I fall. No more wallowing in self pity or binges but really breaking through this food barrier. I am healthier, happier, and more focused when eating clean and I do not plan on falling back into the old lifestyle. This is my new lifestyle and I am eager to keep going on. I have changed some things slightly. My blog for instance will have a lot more posts, recipes I will be trying, and little exercise bits here and there. I have broken the program up in to 6 weeks so that I do not overwhelm myself with the thought of 12 weeks again. I killed it the first 6 weeks the last program and then it fell apart the following 6 weeks. I am trying anything I can to keep that focus. Saturdays will be my meal planning days and Sundays will be my prep days for the week. I AM going to make it to the 5:30am class of boot camp this first 6 weeks. There is no reason I cannot be disciplined and get up early. I have been asking everyone if they will be going to the 5:30am class just so that I can have some accountability to get there. We can do this!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's been a while

I am so back to blogging. Life has been extremely crazy and to be honest I have not been impressed with my eating clean the past few weeks. Yesterday was the last day of the program, however, I was unable to be there because of a unplanned surprise dad trip. Here is the thing though...all of that aside I have really been struggling. With everything that went on I have really lost confidence in myself. I saw where food once again was becoming more and my desire to binge really came back. I am embarassed that I have this desire and so disappointed in myself. I am just so happy that I am doing the biggest loser again. I really need it for accountability and discipline. It drives me nuts that I have so much ability but I am always hanging on  the edge of failure. That damn perfectionism...it always ends in self pity. I am really glad though I started the clean eating process and no matter how many times you fall you have 6 times (meals) each day to make it better. I treated myself while we were in jacksonville this weekend and it did not feel right. I felt like I was rewarding myself with the things I wanted to get away from. I am over it. Clean eating will resume tomorrow with a clean slate. A new session of biggest loser starts back tomorrow too and I am excited. I have such a long way to go but I have to fight every step of the way. Discipline is so difficult to me...but I am getting closer. Wheat is leaving too, again, it just does not do anything good for me. So anyway...here is to another 12 weeks! I cannot wait. :)