My final weight has been submitted and reviewed by Diet Bet, and I am an official winner! (Danny is submitting his weight tonight.) I lost a total of 6.6 pounds in four weeks. Now, we just have to wait until everyone weighs in to see how much money we won!
I am a little nervous now that the Diet Bet is over. Challenges like Diet Bet and The Biggest Loser program that I participated in at my gym over the summer really help keep me motivated and accountable. Once they’re over, I feel like I’ll start slipping into my old habits of overeating and consuming way too much sugar. Then, I think about how far I’ve come, and how I don’t want to gain back any of the weight that I loss.
I have lost 34 pounds since April 2012 and that is an accomplishment for me. I will be posting updated weight loss pics soon. But we have a lot of days coming up soon that require being around a lot of snacks and food, and I sometimes have a hard time with portion control.
Jaden’s family birthday party is Saturday and we’re having pizza, salad, snacks, and cake. Tuesday is his actual birthday, and he wants to go to Red Robin (hello, bottomless steak fries). Thursday is Valentine’s Day, and I plan on making stuffed shells…and I bought Funfetti Valentine’s cake mix.
Then, my dad and stepmom’s birthday is the following weekend, and there will be more cake involved.
I just really need to stick to making healthy choices and having treats in moderation. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. We’ll see how it goes!
I was browsing on Pinterest the other day, and I came across a recipe for Jillian Michael’s detox water/tea. Basically, you mix up the following ingredients:
60 ounces distilled water
1 tablespoon sugar-free cranberry juice
1 dandelion root tea bag
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Then, you drink the whole thing throughout the day. You mix up a new batch everyday for seven days. It’s supposed to help you remove the toxins from your body and shed any water weight.
The thing that I liked about this detox tea is that it is not a fast. You continue to eat during the day as you normally would. It’s not a cleanse or a fast where all you do is drink and not eat any food. You simply drink the tea all day in addition to your regular diet.
The ingredients are pretty simple and normal, so I was thinking about trying it out just to see if it helps or has any benefits. I’m thinking about starting it next week and drinking the tea for one week.
1.05 miles treadmill, walked <—- Yes, I’m still just walking
Step Class – 60 minutes
There is one word for today’s Step class: Intense. The normal Step instructor was out today because of back problems, and the sub was one of the other instructors (she was also one of the instructors for the Biggest Loser, Body Pump, and a personal trainer) and she is tough! Needless to say, today’s Step class was a great workout.
After my hard workout, I treated myself to a McDonald’s coffee and coffee yogurt. I figure it’s better than chocolate cake. Well, nothing’s better than chocolate cake. I figure it’s got to be healthier than chocolate cake.
Lunch this afternoon was scrambled egg whites with red onion, green pepper, broccoli, and feta cheese with peanut butter french toast and blueberries.
Whenever I take my camera out, this little lady automatically starts saying cheese, cheese.
It’s so cute!
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Have a great afternoon!
Questions of the day:
How do you keep yourself on the right track when eating? What motivates you?
What’s your biggest splurge? For me it’s sweets. I love them all – cookies, cake, donuts, candy…