Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekly Weigh In...

Well.. I wish I were super excited for this post, but eh.. not so much.  I thought I did really well this week, but I maintained the same weight.  I know there are times where you plateau and stay the same, which is totally fine by me because I will take that over gaining any day!
Here's to a new week! :]

I hope everybody had a fabulous weekend!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pizza... My Archenemy!

So... I was doing really well with eating healthy until I was invited out for a valentines dinner @ a pizza place.  I tried to be good and have a side salad first so that I wasn't as hungry by the time the pizza came around.  Well needless to say.. I totally pigged out on pizza.  I told myself just to have one piece, but my stomach had alternate ideas.  I know these things happen every once and awhile, but it's hard not to get down on myself.  I know I just need to take it for what it is- an occasional indulgence- and get over it!

How do you avoid those trigger foods?  I have dealt with it by substituting the foods that I love for something healthier- for example: Rather than going out and ordering a pizza, I make homemade pizzas with whole wheat dough, low fat cheese, and turkey sausage rather than the fattening ingredients they are usually prepared with.

Have a great day everybody!

P.S: my weigh in day is going to be changed to Fridays, because I'm going back on my weight watchers program & that is when I go :]

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Days :]

This week is going really well so far :]  I am so happy with the way things have been going.  I have been slacking about going to the gym these past few days, but I have been eating great and loving life!  I have been pretty busy with school, work & job interviews!  My job interview went really well! I think...  There were 30 other people that applied for the position, so I'm thinking my odds aren't that great, but hey!  I did the best I could :]  We shall see!!!

I am failing miserably with my goal of only weighing myself once a week... yikes!  I am doing better than in the past, but I'm still weighing myself more than I should be for my own sanity... I will be better!

I've come to realize that it is so much easier when you have a teammate or partner when you are on the road to weight loss.  My mom is that team player in my situation.  I am so proud of how she has been doing!  She has lost 9 pounds so far.  It is hard for her, because she has a lot of health problems so she isn't really able to work out much.  Good job mom!

Who is your team player?

Tomorrow = tons of homework :-/ 


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quick Note!

I have to get to bed, because I have a job interview in the morning, but today was weigh in day.  I lost 3 lbs. this week- pretty happy about that :]  My goal for this upcoming week is to get in ENOUGH calories, and continue to work out hard at the gym.  I hope everybody has a wonderful day!  I will write more tomorrow! 

Goodnight! :]

Monday, February 8, 2010

Interview Madness!

I have come to the conclusion that the scale is capable of playing some serious mind games!  It is driving me absolutely nuts- up, down, up down... I have gone a little (well actually a lot) overboard weighing myself pretty much every time I am in the bathroom.  

Hence, my new goal: WEIGH IN ONCE A WEEK!  This will be super duper tough for me, but I am sick and tired of the scale dictating to me how I will feel the rest of the day!  Tuesdays are my weigh in days right now, so I will have my updated stats tomorrow.

 I am pretty excited about the way things have been going for me.  I have been eating really healthy and working out hard everyday.  This is the longest consecutive time period that I have stayed on track, so I am pretty proud of myself.  I know that this time I am going to succeed no matter what, and that is a great feeling!!! :]

SoOo... I have an interview on Wednesday for a job that I REALLY want!  That only gives me a couple of days to learn more about the company and prepare myself, which is pretty stressful because I am a novice interviewee.  Any helpful interview tips and suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thanks! and I hope everybody is having a not so manic Monday! :]

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The New Me! :]

So a BIG CHANGE happened today!!!  I still can't believe I did it!  I chopped my hair off!

I went from THIS:



The hairdresser was so excited- she hadn't done such a "makeover" in a long time.  As I watched the mountain of my hair on the floor get bigger and bigger I knew there was no going back.  Good news is that I totally love it & it will be sooooo much more manageable!  I feel like this is part of a whole new me, because I was always too afraid to have short hair framing my big ol' fat face.  The new me doesn't give a darn! :]

Have A Wonderful Weekend Everyone!

Oh yeah- p.s:  the healthy eating & working out is going absolutely fantastic.  I am so excited to weigh in next week!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Weekly Weigh In!...

So..... today was weigh in day!  After working out 6 days of this past week and eating super duper healthy I am happy to say that I have lost 8 pounds this week.  I am very happy and proud of myself for that accomplishment.  I have had more self control and discipline then ever before.

Yesterday was rough... I just was not motivated at all to go to the gym and work out.  Finally, around 10pm (I was tired as heck) but I told myself that If I really wanted to change I needed to get up and get my butt to the gym!  In the past I would have just ignored those feelings, but last night was a turning point.  I got up and ready, headed to the gym, and worked out HARD!  I felt so accomplished on my way home.  It was one of the best feelings.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful, healthy day!

♥ Katie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


So we all have our "things."  The foods that are absolutely irresistible to us.  I think it's important to recognize those trigger foods so that you can stay far far away from them.  Well!!!... last night I failed to do just that.  I had such a craving for ice cream.  Luckily all we had was strawberry frozen yogurt.  Moral of the story- I ate too much of it! hehe :]  For eating practically perfect the rest of this past week I really don't feel too bad about it.  It's good to indulge every once and awhile, right?...

I have discovered a new love in the breakfast world.  If you've followed me for awhile now, you know that I am not very good at eating breakfast so this is a big thing for me!  Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies... YUM! :]

1 medium banana
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup fat-free milk
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

Just blend it all together.  It makes 4 servings & It's delicious (at least I think so!)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!