Welcome to my new, gorgeous, perfect-for-me blog page. Awesome Jen designed it just for me. :) Thank you so much, chica!!
This was my reward to myself for reaching my most recent mini goal. I'm now officially the lightest I have been as an adult. Even though it isn't time for update pictures yet, I felt like I needed to take one! I don't love how my hair photographs, but I know I love it in person so I don't care!
When I started my 6 week Swing for the Fences Challenge, I was inspired by Debi. She just got a new Body Bugg and we were talking about challenging ourselves to meet an aggressive goal. I told her that I would report in my calorie deficit to her everyday and (wow!) has it made me comptetitive with myself! I mentioned yesterday that Tuesday was one of my best "plan" days ever and I ended up with over a 1600 calorie deficit (after working out twice during the day.) Yesterday turned out to be one of the best non-workout days ever! I ended up with almost a 1200 calorie deficit. On a day I didn't work out? That is unheard of for me. I'm proud of myself today and I'm so pumped and motivated to keep going. :)
Thank you cheerleaders! You are helping so much, I can't even tell you. I get my blog comments sent to me via email and those emails throughout the day just give me that little push I need. Don't eat that snack. Go work out. Take the stairs. Make a better choice. It means SO much!
Oh...I do have a confession to make. We went to Olive Garden for dinner last night to celebrate Debi's birthday. I had the chicken spiedini...have you all tried that? It is 460 calories, I added a bowl of Minestrone which is 100 calories and I ate half of each. A wonderful, DELICIOUS dinner out for less than 300 calories!! After my leftovers were bagged to go and the bill was paid, I realized that since I had only eaten 1/2 my meal, I had calories to spare. I could TOTALLY afford the calories in the Andes mint they give you at the end of the meal. I started savoring the flavor. It was SO good! Like my eyes started rolling in the back of my head good! OOOhhhhh chocolate is SO awes- Holy shi*t. Chocolate? I can't eat chocolate. I made a promise that I wouldn't eat chocolate for Lent! My eyes got wide and I looked at Debi and immediately put the rest of the mint (yes, I was eating it in multiple bites...) on my plate. I sat there looking at it saying...it seems a shame to leave it there after I already ate some. Debi immediately snatched the plate, moved it to her side of the table and covered it with a napkin. And that, my friends, is one of the many reasons that I think she is the BOMB! I guess it was bound to happen, but it was an accident and it was half of an Andes mint so I'm not counting it. Oopsie!!
After dinner we went to see Tommy Tune. What a GREAT show!! I was surprised about how much I enjoyed it. Anyway, we learned something very important. Never let someone take your picture from below you. We are both WAY HOTTER that this pic. :)
What a WONDERFUL day! Happy St. Pats! Hope you are wearing green.
HUGS & High Fives!! :)