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weigh in

So today is saturday its the end of the week and I weigh 147.8!!! Not a very good # but what can you do?The reason why I'm not so angry is because last night I got a compliment. My friend asked me what I was doing because I looked really small!   Take that Scale!!!  I'm starting to realize that the scale is always going to go up and down regardless of how my clothes fit. And I love how my clothes fit right now! So here is a recap of what I did this week. I didn't do as much cardio as I wanted. Wednesday and Thursday I did not work out at all!!!There have been some changes at my work and I just didn't have any time. So this next week is definitely going to be better. I'm not going to let the # on the scale bug me. I'm just going to focus on 45 minutes of cardio and also strength training on Tues & Wednesday. So my blender went out on me and since I have a smoothie every day I had to run out and by another blender so I went with the Ninja from Bed

Wednesday Weigh In

Well, here it is...not so much of any good news: I gained .4 lbs!!!! This past week I have been lifting weights more...but still keeping up on cardio. Saturday I splurged on kettlecorn and also had a corn dog...but that can't be what kept me from losing? But I noticed I have been very hungry!! last week I was eating around 1200 calories. this week its been about 1400 calories each day. That would explain my gain. But what the hell am I suppose to do? I'm hungry!!! This is such a miserable game. I've decided to change my weigh in to saturday morning that way it will be easier for me to reflect what happened through out the week.  My week will go from Sun-Friday with Saturday morning weigh in. That way I don't really have to get my weekend mixed in with my week.  I will also come up with some weekly goals. I feel like I need to be more strict with my blogging because right now I feel like i'm on the edge of giving up.   I just need to take the advice of this

motivation monday

I'm officially losing it. I am losing my motivation, it's a scary thing.  The holidays are around the corner and i love to bake. I'm sick of making my pumpkin protein bites.  Why would I make them when I can make these: Source: riversrecipereview.blogspot.com via delilahthomas on Pinterest They look sooooo good!  and I know i'm playing with fire by looking at these yummy treats! I just need to hang in there. I know it is normal to feel like this  and I hope it will pass. I've just had a rough week. My last weigh in post was full of good news however I don't know what happen. all the sudden the scale has gone up 2lbs. I know its not my weigh in day but I'm nervous. Why the hell would it do that? Ugghhhh. I guess I technically can't complain yet. I will wait and see what my final #'s are in  2 days. Hopefully I wont have to destroy the scale.

Wednesday Weigh in

So this morning I got on the scale and here it is: Sorry, i don't know why it came up sideways and I'm too tired to try to edit it in a different program. I am excited that I am down 1.2lbs this week! That is a 7lb loss in 6 weeks!  I'm so excited!   These are my numbers from the past 6 weeks.  Who knew I would see 145 this early in the game? I have cleaned up my diet tremendously. Little by little I get better. Eating well does take practice just like everything else. I use to need a tootsie pop each day...then I weened off that and just had a couple lemon heads, now I don't even eat the lemon heads! Okay moving on..... Here is my latest purchase for $3.49 at Ross! I bought a food scale and realize I have only been eating 1oz yogurt (in my shake) instead of 4 oz. and I always thought my serving of meats were around 6 oz when they have only been around 4 oz! Yeah! And today i have not had one piece of sweet candy...not even lemon heads!! I sta

Motivation Monday

Motiviation is key in weight loss and to stay motivated I have to change things up. Especially my diet.  I finally bought some quinoa and I'm not all that impressed... And I thought to myself I would rather just eat brown rice and when I googled the facts this is what I found: Quinoa is a little higher in carbs, protein and fiber but really they are the same thing. I actually need to compare price as well. I'm going to try a couple recipes I found off of pinterest. Source: punchfork.com via delilahthomas on Pinterest I tried this salad first and it wasn't so impressive to me. Maybe I need to have it set overnight so the flavor soaks into the quinoa. Source: pbfingers.com via delilahthomas on Pinterest I absolutely love pumpkin! Hopefully this will taste better than the salad. Source: healthfulpursuit.com via delilahthomas on Pinterest This one looks scrumptious but it calls for too many ingredients. Now as far as motivation goes I h

Wednesday Weigh in

Good news: I got on the scale this morning and this is what I saw: That is down 2.2 lbs from last week! Its a lot of discipline but I'm glad it paid off. So here is a little recap of last week Thursday: work out, circut training Friday: did not workout, I bought flax seed and started putting that in all my shakes Saturday: running 2 miles, (cheat day) ate chex mix and beer Sunday: interval walk/run 30mins Monday: walk run 30 mins Tuesday: circuit training 35 mins So i still did not work out like crazy. I think the flax seed has helped a lot...it keeps me regular. My other favorite food has been sweet potato. And if your curious my diet consists of all of these foods: I have all these foods in my house at all times! So in the past 3 weeks I have lost a total of 4.2lbs.  I'm so excited!

3rd day of Cabinets

Actually I lost count on what day it is. I am slowly getting it done. I am just so sick of painting. I'm getting them done in sections. Thats probably just prolonging it but I wanted to get one section done so I could be excited for the outcome and maybe be more motivated to get it done. So I got this section done and I think it looks just lovely! But I still have a long ways to go. Here is the other side of my kitchen. All the drawers are out and they still need to be painted and sanded. This is taking a lot of perseverance. I really just want to move on with the rest of my life! So I moved on to lining the shelves. I have to go to work tomorrow 8-5 and I wont be able to work on this kitchen again until Saturday so my plan is to just paint the drawer next weekend. I got these shelf liners at T.J Max. I put the drawers back so it wouldn't be so chaotic during the work week. Next weekend I'm just going to paint them. This is a pix of the kitchen island

motivation monday

Another Monday! Well, Saturday I didn't do too good but it was expected so it was kinda a planned cheat day...actually a planned cheat meal. For dinner I  had hot wings, beer and chex mix! It was my nieces b-day. The positive thing about that day is that I did not have any cake. I just said no. And it was not just cake. My sis n law make the best pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting but now I have the will power to say no and I love it. Not only did I say no but everyone kept telling me to just have it. Then they cut me a piece and handed me the plate. I just put it back on the counter. hehehe.  I just think that if I did have it that it would be so good and I would get hooked on sweets again. I really don't want to fall off the wagon. So back to motivation. I always have to read this poster. It's been about 4 weeks since I was truly committed. And about 3 weeks ago is when I started blogging about it. Source: Uploaded by user via delilahthomas on Pinterest

2nd day Cabinets

So the 2nd day I started priming. Always start with the back then you can put push pins or nails in it and flip it over to paint the other side. See how it doesn't touch the bottom? And here is is with its first coat of white paint. Then I came inside and thought what did I get myself into?  Will this ever get done? It is such a huge project!  Then I started covering everything and taped and boy was that time consuming! Oh and you would die if you saw the top of my cabinets. I had to take everything off the top and there were inches of dust and grime!     Once I cleaned and sanded the cabinets i was able to prime. The primer (zissner)  I have dries in 1 hours so about 5 hrs later I painted. Then I had to clean everything up and get ready for  work the next day. So stay tuned this weekend for more!

My 10lb Journey

Another Weigh in! Ugh. This week is not the greatest. but I guess I have to blog about the good, bad and the ugly! I got on the scale this morning and I gained .2lbs from last wednesday. So not only did I not lose ANY weight...I gained however I cannot get mad at the scale. I reviewed what I did this past week and its pretty pathetic. I gave myself the excuse of working on my cabinets being why I didn't work out! And I guess the shrimp nachos may have played a big part as well? The past couple weeks I was running 2.5-3miles each day...then this past week I stopped??? Why did I stop? I justified working on my cabinets!  Ughh.  Trial and Error. I guess I have to keep working out as well as eating right (duh) Here is a summary of my past week: Wednesday 9/26/12 :  did NOT workout. ate well Thursday (9/27/12) : did circuit training. ate well Friday : did NOT workout. ate shrimp nachos at Red Lobster Saturday: ran 30 mins (2.7 miles) ate well Sunday: did NOT workout (worked on ca

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Here we go "painting kitchen cabinets" is a search word I have googled for several months now. And guess what? I'm doing it, no turning back now. Ewwww, I just hate these cabinets and this is actually the last I will see of them. The first day is over and I didn't even start painting!  I took them down and cleaned them really good with a degreaser then sanded them. I'm not sure why I cleaned them when all I was going to do is sand it off anyway but that is what another blogger did and it just seamed right. I actually went back and forth from sanding to cleaning because after a couple hours my hands were vibrating even when I wasn't holding the sander. Some of the cabinets needed a little wood filler. So that delayed the process but it looks a lot better The blog that I kept referring to is this one  http://starterhometodreamhome.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-no-fear-way-to-paint-your-kitchen.html  She emphasizes on cleaning and sanding. I have

Motivation Monday

Today I'm going to talk about what we all lose in our weight loss journey and that is mOtiVaTiOn! It's so easy to lose motivation, I lose it all the time, even a couple times a day!  And with my recent slip up at Red Lobster I feeling a little discouraged.    Here is a lesson I need to study myself: And this is me going through the different stages: Excitement: Yes! I'm going to lose 10lbs, I'm going to look so good, and I'm going to fit in my jeans! Planning: I'm going to work out everyday-join the gym, run 3 miles.  I'm going to eat my fruits and veggies and absolutely no sweets.  Doing: I hate working out! and If I have another apple I will chuck it at someones head instead of eating it! I want something sweet...I'm craving it! Justify: (Delilah,  you have hit the danger zone) I really don't need to lose the weight anyway, whats another 10 lbs?  I'll work out tomorrow, besides, I did use the stars a lot today. Choose ...