Thursday, July 28, 2011

Oh Hey, I Have a Blog?

.....that I haven't kept up with in what seems like forever (ok, it only seems like forever because it has been forever). Kudos to Jen for keeping up the good work and carrying this blog on her back.

I'm not even sure what to write about. I don't know how to not sound like a broken record. I've been pretty complacent in my ways. I've had to give up running (ok, it was more like jogging with long bits of walking) because I'm having problems with my heels so I've been trying to hop in the pool for cardio...that goes well for a little bit and then it ends as sunbathing, which is me floating around on a raft...not so heart racing. I will say that I have seen the scale over the past month go from 186 to 188 down to 183.4 and back up to 187.6 (wait, haven't I been this weight before?)

What could I do? I could try harder, I need to try harder but at this point I'm at a loss. I'm a little burnt out. I'm sick of planning meals, I'm sick of watching what I eat, I want to eat a cookie, I want to have that big mac, but I also want that skinny body, those size 8-10 jeans, that flatter stomach.

 I am at war with myself.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Ok, first things first. I'm still holding at my current weight. This weekend was not a healthy weekend, and I'm not super happy about it but whatever. Moving on.

Can someone PLEASE tell me how in the heck I have lost 20 pounds, but not a pants-size? I was an 18 when I started this little adventure. Today I found some cute pants that were a 16 and I figured 20 lbs down, that has to be at least 1 size, right?" WRONG! I couldn't even get the darn things over my hips. Grrrrr.

This was, of course, after I got stung by a wasp and a few other bummer things that I don't feel like going into. Basically, today was not a good day. I'm just going to try to chill out for the rest of the day and hope tomorrow is better.
- Jen

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Busy Day

I have to say... I am pretty darn good at throwing a meal together. This morning I decided to break out the crock-pot so I wouldn't have to cook after spin class. I just looked in the fridge and threw some stuff in with frozen chicken and cooked it all day. So good. I'm glad I paid attention to what I did. I will post the recipe in a minute.

Today was a very athletic day. Diesel and I went for a walk this morning and then I went to spin class this afternoon. We walked for about 45 minutes. Since I knew I was going to class tonight and would NOT feel like an evening walk for D, I made our morning walk a little longer. Although, I'm not sure it worked. He keeps wandering to the front door and looking at his leash. Spin class was good though. I should sleep like a rock tonight lol.
[EDIT: No, it did not work. I ended up taking Diesel out for a 15-minute walk. Such a slave driver workout buddy!]

Ok! So here is the recipe, as promised.
Italian Tomato Chicken
Serves 4. Each serving is approximately 90 calories.
8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 15 oz can diced tomato
1 C frozen 3 pepper and onion (I used Kroger Recipe Beginnings)
2 T sun-dried tomato vinaigrette
1/4 C banana pepper rings

Put all ingredients in a crock-pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Enjoy!
I served mine over whole wheat rotini. Yum!

Monday, July 4, 2011

New Workout Partner

Yep, I officially have a new workout partner. Not on purpose, but sometimes these things fall into your lap and you have to make the most of it.
His name is Diesel Barksdale, and so far he's made me do more cardio than I have in the past I don't know how long. But How could you resist that face?
It was a roundabout way that he ended up my new workout buddy, but I think we're going to get along well. Yesterday he insisted on going for a walk around the neighborhood. Then Greg and I ended up taking him for about a 45 minute walk. He was exhausted when we got home last night. Then today I took him for a quick morning walk before I went to the gym for a class. Apparently Mr. D did not care that I had already done cycling and strength, he wanted to go for another walk. So we went for about 20 minutes. At that point I was worn out and in desperate need of a shower.

I did not meet my goal for this week. I maintained though. And consider the time of the month, I'm not surprised. I don't think Diesel's going to let that continue too long. Alright, well I'm going to go enjoy the rest of the holiday. I hope everyone has a safe and fun day!
- Jen