Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week 3

Hello Lovelies!

The Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge is still going strong. We are coming up on Week 3 and it is time for a weigh-in!

Start Weight: 221.2
Last Week: 220.2
Today: 219.2 (-1 lbs)

Losing pretty steady at a pound a week so far. I sure wish it was faster,  but you know what they say. It took longer to put it on, it will take a while to take it off. 

However, I am hoping to ramp up my activity this coming week. Especially since our weekly challenge is to try a new activity or challenge ourselves.

How is everyone else doing out there? Leave a comment telling me about your blog! Looking for new ones to read.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thai Inspired Pumpkin Soup

Week Two Challenge for Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge

Try a new healthy recipe.

I love to cook. I really do. I find it very relaxing after a long day of work to just focus on chopping and cooking dinner. It takes my mind off the day.

I have always cooked ever since I was a kid. I would help my mom at the stove. I would cook dinner for my dad when my mom was at work. Then I started cooking for my boyfriend and myself when I got older.

Now, I tend to cook only for myself. I seldom use recipes and tend to just create something in a pot or pan. I'm not usually disappointed.

Some friends think I missed my calling as a chef. Sometimes I think they might be right and that I would rather be cooking all day that do what I am currently doing.

Anyway, I decided to make a Thai inspired pumpkin soup.

Ingredients: Roasted Pumpkin, Cilantro, Lime, Red Onion, Coconut Milk, Sriracha, Garlic, Chicken Stock, Peanut Butter, S&P to taste.
Why can't these be the right way? Jeepers!

Voila! It is sweet, but with a real kick to it! It will be great for those cool months to clear the sinuses and warm up the hands.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Challenge Week 2

I finished Week 1 of the Fit and Fabulous Fall Challenge over at Lady Thunder Thighs blog. I can't believe I actually stuck to it! I'm really happy about it. I have been so scattered and unfocused with getting back on track. So, even thought it is not a big revolution, I am proud of myself.

Weekly Weigh-In
Start: 221.2
This week....

 I lost a pound! That is great news for me :)

This week's mini challenge is to try a new healthy recipe and blog about it. I'll probably choose something out of the "Cook This, Not That" series.

Stay tuned for that!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge

Alright! Here we go! I'm doing a challenge to kickstart my weight-loss!

It is called the Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge by my girl Thunder Thighs. I'm excited to start and I am going to commit to the full 8 weeks.

Here is my official weigh-in picture. I'm up a bit from last time, but I'm going to blame it on being a lady. haha.
Ok, so this is upside down. I realize that! But, I will read you the numbers- 221.2lbs.

I'll take better pictures next time, I swear!

Along with a scale picture, I have a task to complete this week. I have to visit all the challenge participants to encourage them. I like that challenge because I will get some new blogs to read and hopefully make some new friends!

Good luck all!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Figuring it all out...

Hello Everyone!

I haven't figured out how I want to do this blog yet. I used to post a weigh-in every Friday and a review every Sunday with other little posts sprinkled in between.

I still haven't figured out how I really want to approach this weight-loss thing again either. Last time around, I was in a very different place. I was working part time, in a long term and unhappy relationship. I was working out by doing the Couch to 5K, cardio machines, and circuit weights. Going to the gym about 3 times/week. I was also counting calories and had lots of time to plan meals.

Switch to the present... I am single (with a new bf), with a full-time job. I'm still calorie counting. And I'm unsure of myself in the gym. I've been doing solely cardio such as the elliptical and some steep incline walking on the treadmill. I go to the gym about 2x/week right now and do a lot of walking to and from work.

It's coming along... but slowly. I haven't been weighing myself regularly either.

To all those who are getting back on the wagon... How did you get back on?

And... What do you like to see in blogs?