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Random Weigh-in March 7, 2010

Hello ya’ll. How is everyone on this Sunday morning?

I haven’t done an official weigh-in for a while… so let’s get right to it.

My weight when I started in September: 159.5 lbs.

My weight as of today March 7th: 138.2 lbs.

Finally broke the yo-yo that was happening for the last 2 weeks. I switched up my eating a little and did a little more exercise than I have been (still not as much as I should be). I’m pleased though! It wasn’t some “lose 30 pounds in 2 months” kind of diet, but it’s been working for me and I’ve been able to continuously lose weight even when I strayed from my eating and exercise plan. This really was a life changing experience for me.

Last night I was reading some of my posts from when I first set on this journey. It doesn’t seem like the same person! I was feeling sick and run down all the time, addicted to soda and fast food, in a size 14 and contemplating having to get a bigger size. I’m so glad I decided to do this. I honestly don’t think I would have stuck with it if I hadn’t kept posting and people weren’t reading. So thanks everyone that stops by and cheers me on. I’ve noticed friends join in on my get healthy quest, comments of tread mills, yummy healthy recipes and a general “let’s get healthy” attitude. I hope I had a hand in their movement.

Next week I will take an update picture to show my physical change. Next week marks the end of my time goal. But since I know there’s no way I could lose 9 pounds safely in one week… I will continue this blog till I reach my goal and after in order to maintain the work I’ve done.

Now… on to my day yesterday. After I had my normal breakfast I ran out to Target for some bathroom cleaning supplies. Apparently it was bring your screaming children to Target day… Thank goodness I have a well-behaved child who knows that very bad things would happen if he were to have a melt down in the middle of a store, over a toy he can’t have. Usually I take my time at Target and browse… I find it soothing. But not yesterday I grabbed some cleaners and got out as quick as I could before I impulsively covered a child’s mouth with my hand. I got home and put on some good oldies I had downloaded the day before. Elton John, The Eagles, Chicago, Carole King and Fleetwood Mac make cleaning the bath room much more enjoyable. Since I broke a sweat scrubbing the bath tub and toilette, I considered that to be a bit of my workout done.

I was starving when lunch rolled around and decided to switch it up and skip my shake. I’ve been feeling like I needed to mix up my food so I don’t get in a rut.

Doesn't look very attractive.. but it hit the spot.

We had some left over swai (white, boneless fish kind of like Talapia) and rice.  I put a quarter avocado and mixed it up with a bit of lemon. YUM! Soooo good. BTW.. the fish is “battered with a bit of flour and seasoning, then baked in the oven. I drank a ton of water yesterday since lately I’ve been slacking in my fluid intake. When I had opened the microwave to heat up my lunch… this is what I found already inside…

Home made peach and blackberry crisp...

Granted… this is better than a cobbler… but still. It was whipped up late the night before by my mother at the request of my father… as you can see it was well like, seeing as half of it had been eaten. If I didn’t know any better I would say they are trying to sabotage me! Alas, I scooped my self a little bit but it tasted way too sweet to me so I didn’t eat it.

Christy: 1      Moms baked goods:0

My friend Shaandi gave me a recipe for gluten-free pancakes, so I gave them a shot last night since I had all the stuff to make them in the pantry. I won’t give the recipe since she is trying to write a cook book and asked if I would try it out and tell her what I thought. I love being a tester! I will say, gluten-free is NOT a healthier option. If you aren’t allergic in some fashion, I do not recommend becoming gluten-free as a part of a healthy life style. Most gluten-free things are loaded with fat and calories to try to mask how bad they taste. I was so tired of my stomach issues awhile back, I decided to go gluten-free. I read “The G Free Diet” and was excited to get on my way. I bought a $7 loaf of gluten-free bread at Whole Foods that was about the size of a pack of english muffins… only to find out it was like eating a sponge. It was virtually un edible unless you toasted it, and even then it wasn’t like regular bread. Needless to say I gave that up fairly quickly. I now just stay away from things with a lot of gluten that triggers the stomach issues. One of those being pancakes.

Yes.. that's a Christmas plate...

They came out really nice. They don’t puff up as much as regular pancakes so I thought of them more as ho cakes.

Sugar free syrup as always

They were good! Not like regular pancakes, but still tasty. They had cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in them so it was almost like eating a spice cake. It was a good end to my day.

Today is the Academy Awards. I printed out ballots for me and my folks to pick our winners… although I don’t think I’ve actually seen any of the films nominated lol. Oh well, it’s still fun. I’m going to be trying out some new healthy appetizer and dip recipes for us to enjoy while we watch. If they turn out good I will share the recipes.

What is everyone else doing tonight? Will you be watching? Who do you think will win?

Thanks for stopping by!

-Christy

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