Mar 1, 2011

Update: Health-a-thon 2011

Lots of you sweet bloggy buddies have asked for an update, so here we go!

As I've mentioned, I'm really buckling down on this little weight loss crusade. I'm calling it "Health-a-thon 2011." I think this name feels a little bit,  ironically....healthier. If we're all being honest on a Tuesday afternoon, it just want to get skinnier. I recently weighed in at my heaviest in a long time and purged lots of clothes that were a tad bit snug. It's time for a change.

So, I polled the interwebs for diet solutions and got lots of great responses. Thanks! I settled on a plan suggested by one of my skinnyness angels boot camp trainers. She suggested I start a food journal. The point is to keep a detailed list of every single item I put into my body (I think this is a Weight Watchers tactic, too) and see what I learn about myself. I've completed a full week of it now. Sure enough, looking back on the week, things were just jumping off the page that I could do away with. Here's a look at a typical work day:

The weekdays have never been my problem. I usually do pretty well until the weekend rolls around, when I fall off the wagon. I'm honestly too ashamed to show you one of those days. Things like margaritas and pancakes find their way into my weekend menu often. Problem. But, I'm a couple of weekends in, and I think I'm making strides. Also, I've got to exercise on the weekend. Again, Monday-Thursday I'm an exercise machine. Weekends? Not so much. I can't take of half of the week anymore - and I haven't!

So, tonight I'll do a weigh-in after one week on my plan. I don't expect a lot of loss on the scale. But, at the beginning of this thing, I took lots of measurements. Hopefully in around a month (maybe six weeks) I'll be able to see a difference there.

I'll update again in a couple of weeks. I'm trying not to let this endeavor take over my life (which is a pet peeve of mine). Not blogging about it is a way for me to do that.

So, since we're all in it together, here's a dinner I made for Manfriend and I Sunday night that's super healthy and delicious:

Broiled salmon with roasted sweet potatoes and asparagus

Salmon: Brush with 1 TBS olive oil and spice to taste. Broil for six minutes per side.

Sweet Potatoes: Peel and cut into small chunks. Toss lightly with olive oil and spices to taste. Broil for around 20 minutes, flipping every few minutes.

Asparagus: Break off the ugly nubs, place in steamer for 4 minues. DONE!

This is the kind of dinners I'm trying to make on the weekends. I've got to do away with so much restaurant food and pasta/bread-based meals.

This little mama isn't f-ing around anymore. I will be sans muffin tops in the near future. Do you have any tips/motivation/suggestions to share? I'm sort of running out of ideas for healthy snacks and recipes. Help!


  1. How can you only eat 4 sour patch kids?! I can consume a whole bag!

    I just started the Eat Clean Diet and so far I've seen results. And for once, it seems reasonable and I'm not hungry 24/7.

    Bets of luck, and I can't wait to read more about your "crusade". :)

  2. I don't know if you've ever tried cooking with a crock pot before but it is SUPER easy, and usually comes out really delicious! You could even do it for your weekend meals, or bring to work with you for lunches. I have a great website I used for recipes if you'd like it!

  3. Wow, look at you with your food journal! I tried doing that once but I was bad and didn't keep up with it. I'm sure you're going to see results! Good for you and good luck!! :) :)

  4. Those sweet potatoes look great! I am going to have to try them that way.

  5. there's an iphone app called daily burn. you can log your food and your workouts to keep accurate track of your calories in (it has a huge database of foods with the nutrition facts) & calories out. you can log stuff on your phone or on the website. and it's FREE


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