Monday, April 22, 2013

What I've Been Eating (Week 13)

Hi there!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Yesterday we celebrated my father-in-law's 80th birthday..... complete with a surprise limo ride an hour and a half away to a beautiful restaurant in Golden (Colorado) called The Briarwood Inn where the rest of the family was waiting.  It was such a nice surprise.  I had made him an album made up of photos of his life over the past 80 years.  He loved it and I'm so happy he will have it to look through for years to come.  Here are a few photos of the event:
My in-laws and my parents
My father-in-law dancing to the music in the limo

It was a wonderful day for a wonderful man! 
I did post how I went a little overboard last Monday and that caused a 2lb weight gain.  I didn't do anything drastic to get it off.  I just got back on track Clean Eating and excercising.  And.... with my parents flying in, two birthdays, getting taxes done and fnishing up details for yesterday, I was only able to exercise 3 days last week, the biggest component was what I ate. I wasn't expecting at all to be back to where I was last Sunday so I was very pleasantly surprised when I stepped on the scale yesterday and saw this:

Sorry it's upside down. I can't figure out how to turn it - it was taken on my phone.  This is how we get our weight to Heather each week.  Heather decided to give us a couple of extra weeks since we were her first online group and there were a few things to get worked out in the beginning of the program.   Another girl in our group had a great idea to list atleast 1 accomplishment each day so I've been doing the same.
Anyways, here is what I ate last week:
WEEK 13 (April 15-22) - Lost 0.1 lbs. - Very surprised about this!
Monday 4/15/13
B: (5:30am) My Morning Shake

(6:30am) Worked Out
(7:10am) Post-Workout: Drank 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder in a cup of water

S: (10:30am) 2 banana pancakes (2 beaten eggs combined with 1 mashed banana)
S: (10:45am) 1 Larabar
S: (10:50am) 1 Larabar

L: (12:00pm) Leftover Pork Barbacoa Salad from Cafe Rio + the chips and queso that we brought home that I didn't touch on Sunday

S: No Snack - stuft like a pig - couldn't eat another bite

D: (5:00pm) 1 piece of Hawaiian pizza + 1 piece of Smore pizza from Papa Murphy's

**Got right back on track the next day**

Accomplishment: Got the taxes done and sent!!

Tuesday 4/16/13
B: (7:00am) My Morning Shake

S: (10:00am) Cottage cheese mixed with 1 cut-up "cutie" orange

L: (12:45pm) Spinach and mushroom omelette with swiss cheese; 1 slice of whole wheat toast (went out to eat with my parents)

S: (3:45pm) Cucumber slices & sunflower seeds

D: (6:30pm) Salad (lettuce, sunflower seeds, cottage cheese, carrots) - went out to eat with my parents at a pizza restuarant so I got the salad bar

Accomplishment: Got back on track right away (see yesterday's food that I ate)!

Wednesday 4/17/13
(6:00am) Worked Out

B: (7:00) My Morning Shake

S: (10:00am) 1 banana with 2T natural peanut butter

L: (12:10pm) 1 hard-boiled egg, 2T hummus, 3 Ak-Mak crackers, 1 small apple

S: (3:00pm) Baby carrots, sunflower seeds

D: (5:30pm) Pita Pizza (1 whole wheat pita bread topped with olive oil, pesto, mozzarella cheese, onions, mushrooms and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning)

Accomplishment: Got caught up on the laundry and got the downstairs cleaned for our daughter's birthday party this Friday

Thursday 4/18/13
B: (7:00am) My Morning Shake

(9:00am) Worked Out

S: (9:40am) 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder mixed in 3/4c Greek yogurt with 1 Kashi Dark Mocha Almond granola bar crumbled over the top

L: (12:30pm) Baked tilapia, steamed brussel sprouts and 1 piece Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread

S: (2:50pm) Sunflower seeds, 1 Larabar

D: (6:00pm) Southwest Salad (from McDonalds) - Our son wanted to go there after Karate testing for an ice cream and I was hungry for dinner so I got this salad with the chicken grilled

Accomplishment: Got the bills paid and balanced the register

Friday 4/19/13
B: (6:30am) My Morning Shake

S: (9:30am) Baby carrots and sunflower seeds

L: (12:30pm) Hummus, cucumber and 3 Ak-Mak crackers

S: (3:00pm) 1 small apple with 1 1/2T natural peanut butter

D: (5:30pm) Shrimp Ceasar Salad and about 10 chips with salsa and about 1T guacamole (ate out at a Mexican restaurant for our daughter's 4th birthday - at her request - she wanted to have them sing to her while she wore the sombrero Smile

Accomplishment: Did not even have 1 bite of my daughter's birthday cake. I was so busy serving everyone, etc... that it was easy to do. I would have had a small bite if I really wanted it but I didn't.

Saturday 4/20/13
B: (7:00am) My Morning Shake

S: (10:00am) Baby carrots and 10 small almonds

L: (12:30pm) Turkey breast; 1 Wasa cracker; 1 Larabar

S: (3:00pm) Hummus and sliced cucumber

D: (5:45pm) Baked tilapia topped with 1tsp pesto; sliced cucumbers; 1/2 sweet potato

Accomplishment: Finshed the details for my father-in-law's 80th birthday party tomorrow

Sunday 4/21/13
B: (6:10am) My Morning Shake

S: (8:30am) 1 scoop of protein powder in a glass of water

L: (11:45am) Salmon, avocado and 2 poached eggs on a puff pastry with dill sauce (ate out at a very nice restaurant for my father-in-law's 80th birthday). I didn't eat the large puff pastry top - just the smaller bottom piece. This meal was delicious!!!
(12:45pm) 1 very small piece of birthday cake with a cup of coffee

S: (3:30pm) Protein shake

D: (7:00pm) 2 hard boiled eggs (didn't pair this with a carb. - I meant to grab one but forgot and I was super tired)

Accomplishment: Did not have 1 pastry or mimosa at my father-in-laws birthday brunch (I knew I was going to have 1 small piece of cake and didn't want to overdo it)
That's all for now. Have a great day friends!  Remember to make healthy choices.  For me, it's all about a protein and complex carb at each meal, eating 5-6 times a day, watching my portion sizes and drinking about a gallon of water a day.  This week I plan to up my green veggie intake. Whatever plan you're following, if it's working for you - stay strong -  you can do it!!!  And... have a GREAT day!! :)


  1. What a wonderful way to honor your father in law. That's very inspiring. I was looking through your log and wondered what your morning shake is? Also you do so great at not eating later in the evening. Here's my blog if you haven't seen it. Kerry

  2. Awe how cure he is and you have a wonderful family. I've heard of that place. Looks like you all had a good time. You are so close and those last 5lbs will just keep going up and down. It is impossible to stay the same weight forever. Great job.

  3. That looked like a wonderful celebration and your father-in-law looked so happy.It always amazed me how much I learn through my cyber buddies. I don't know how I survived without the internet when I was younger! I think you are doing great with our eating, so keep up the good work! XO!

  4. Oh Kim what a special time full of love! I wish so desperately that I still had my Dad here with me on earth. I can only imagine how much fun he would be having with my kids and grandkids. He loved to laugh and have fun, I hope I am like him in that way.
    You are just doing amazing! I think you found the "cure" for you:)
    I just love your pictures!!!
    Blessings my friend:)