Sunday, May 31, 2015

Just stab me in the heart America.

So in the land where there is no maternity leave I must go back to work tomorrow. On my last Friday I went out for frozen yogurt with my visiting father and kids. Pecan, cookies and cream, and vanilla with oreos and reeses pieces. I might as well go out with a bang right?

So in preparation for my week of no time to cook and needed to eat healthy I now have in the fridge:
2 pieces maple dijon salmon
2 chicken legs
london broil
sesame noodles
roasted sweet potatoes
roasted broccoli
soy ginger tofu
cut up watermelon 

Lets hope that lasts until Wednesday!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ladies Night

Just when I was doing so well on my weight loss journey I went to the Doghouse 2 nights in a row!

The first night was Ladies/Moms night out and it was certainly fun. Drinking a pitcher of sangria is :
100% my idea of a good time. The eats:

Beef Empanadas with "rocket sauce"
BBQ Brisket Sliders

Ring Ding

We were so so excited for that dessert and it basically tasted like a duncan hines cake that was cut and then refrigerated. Blech. 

Otherwise super yum!

So in weight loss news. Nothing doing because I eat like this.. Oh well tomorrows a new day. Although tomorrow is the dairy eating, calorie consuming holiday of Shavuot sooo probably not.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Goals and Weekly Weigh In

In the past I have done weight watchers and south beach and lost around 20 lbs on each of them. Now as a 10 week postpartum exclusively breastfeeding mom I am not going to portion control or count calories but I am trying to eat healthy and stay away from carbs...

Most of my days over the last two months have been:
-coffee with creamer (I have tried to break this addiction for 6 years and so far not happening)
-nonfat plain greek yogurt with trader joes granola, honey, and berries,
-lunch like below chicken and sauteed veggies
-dinner is usually whatever I can find (chicken patties, chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, pizza)

This chicken was actually really good and I made it again this week for Shabbat!

Asian Inspired Chicken Breasts
2 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
Ground ginger
Curry powder
Soy sauce

Cover chicken with spices drizzle with soy sauce and honey. Surprisingly yum!

These are the types of food I make now.. no frills and tasty and very diety!

Also Breaking News I weighed in this morning and we are at 178! Now the trick is not to eat full cakes for Shabbat.. fingers crossed that I can control myself.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

So we are going to try this again .. right?

So here I am a year and a half later.. one more kid and um 40 more lbs? Wait lets see, I was 149 last time you knew me and yes now I am 179 post baby #2 so thats only 30 more (phew I thought we were in a bad situation or something).

Brief History of past year:
I broke my elbow in half in February of 2014. I gained 10 lbs in lounging around the house weight before I got pregs so I started pregnancy #2 at 158lbs. After gaining 45 lbs total I gave birth to a big baby girl at 8 lbs 9 ounces and have since lost some weight but not much. I know this is a slow process but I do get frustrated from time to time.. I also eat ice cream from time to time too and that is most likely what is slowing this weight loss down. I was much more active this pregnancy so I feel like I am in better shape but last week I took a picture of myself and was just looking huge (at least in my own eyes).

Anyways, in an effort to put more on my plate (2 kids, full time work, gym) and really track my food/ become accountable yet again I am starting this bad boy back up. I now have a real website (!) which means I am taking this seriously. Because I just invested $12 and that is no joke.

Here we go!