Monday, January 5, 2015

Focus on Food, Fitness & Fashion

I stepped on the scale this morning for my weekly check in (that haven't been happening regularly for a while). There was good news and bad. The bad news is that I'm hovering at my highest (new life) weight. The good news is that I gained less than 2 pounds during the holidays.

I did crochet for an episode of Madam Secretary last night and I read two chapters of my book before bed.


Breakfast: leftover sausage bake from BFF. (It has Italian sausage, potatoes, carrots, onion, fennel, garlic and some other spices. It's too bad I can't cook an over-medium egg at work to plop on top. But it is a delicious and almost paleo breakfast.)

Lunch: leftover paella. I make a mean paella. It takes about 3 hours and over $50 to make this dish, but it is so worth it. It makes a lot so the costs evens out, but it isn't something I make often. It is all made from scratch...even the stock. So very yum!

Snack: Turkey lunch meat with a laughing cow. This has prepackaged items, but not too bad. It is protein-centric and a healthy, filling snack.

Dinner: When I was in Key West on Christmas day, we stopped at Kermit's for some chocolate dipped key lime pie on a stick. YUM! While there I picked up some yummy and reasonable calorie key lime salad dressing. So this week I have all the makings of a good salad for dinner (romaine, cucumbers, radishes, red pepper, mushrooms, a little bleu cheese crumbles, a boiled egg, some extra chicken I cooked while making the paella, some craisins, & pecans.

I already logged everything into MFP and I'm right where I want to be. I even logged my entire paella recipe where usually, I just estimate using info already on MFP. I was within 30 calories...not too bad!


I have been SUCH a slacker. For January, my goal is to work out 6x per week including 3x yoga. I had a mammogram at lunch today (lucky me!) so today I will yoga after work. It will only be the second time, so I'm still nervous. Mostly I hate looking at myself in the giant mirror. I think a good goal would be to go until I can bear to look at myself. :-)


This makes me giggle but it is SO true. My jeans don't fit well at all. In fact, so many of my clothes are straining. I'm wearing what I have on today mostly because it was one of the only things that would be comfortable.
This is the tunic I got when shopping in Canton, with leggings and boots. I do have my new favorite bone & skull necklace on, so that's awesome. I feel cute, albeit puffy. I'm ready to lose this bloat!

I noticed at the doctor's office today that I can't really cross my legs comfortably. I wasn't able to cross my legs for years and it sucked. So this is a *danger danger* sign for me. Now I just have to get it done!



Vanessa said...

Cute outfit! I can't cross my legs at all again and boy does it suck. I haven't felt cute in months.... Onward!

Amy W. said... the beginning of November, my pants were a mess. I could zip those suckers up but it was not pretty and not comfortable on my bits! said...

That tunic is super cute as are you. Onward and downward.