Hey y’all! I really meant to post this this weekend but I was super busy so it just didn’t end up happening.
I decided I would try out a weekly wrap-up post instead of making separate posts for my weigh in, work outs, new stuff I’ve tried, and just general goings-on. I thought it might be nice if I kind of condense it all. It’s just an idea, so we’ll see where it goes!
First my weekly weigh- in!
Last week’s weight: 175
This week’s weight: 174.6
Change this week: – .4
Total weight lost: 35.4 lbs!!
I gained about 5 lbs during finals and Christmas break (stresssss) so I decided that I wanted to lose that 5 lbs by the end of January. And if I made it I would reward myself with something. I left the reward open ended so that I could choose whatever I wanted when I reached my goal. I doesn’t usually work for me to choose the prize ahead of time because I’ll just end up saying “screw it” and buy the item for myself regardless of the outcome. Anyway the first weigh in of January I lost 4.8 lbs! And then the second weigh in I lost .2 and then this week, of course, I lost .4!
About halfway through the month I started seeing people tweet about the Nike Fuel Band. I was curious about it so I started looking at it. The more I read about it the more I knew I had to have one! So since I was so close to that 5 lbs and I was confident I would make it I went ahead and got one when they went on pre-order (they’re not actually available until the end of February). I’ve now earned my reward and I can’t wait to get it- I think it will be delivered on Feb. 22nd! I can’t wait to test it out and let everyone know all about it!
Since I did so well this month I’m going to keep my weight loss goal on the smaller side for next month and say that I would like to lose 2 lbs. That’s 1/2 a lb per week. I think that is attainable but a little daunting since I normally lose .2-.4 lbs at a time.
Weekly recipe round up!
This is totally new! I thought I would talk about recipes/meals I make each week for anyone that was looking for ideas for tasty healthy meatless meals!
So we’ll divide this up into my personal recipes I posted this week…
And recipes I made and loved this week! (cell phone pics+ bad lighting. Sorry!)
Veggie Pot Pie stew and sweet potato biscuits from Appetite for Reduction. The stew was fabulous, but the sweet potato biscuits were not unfortunately
Tamale Casserole from The Happy Herbivore. This was delish- the husband was a huge fan! We served it with some steamed collard greens.
And I played with a new product called soy curls. More on this later- I’m planning a whole post about their fabulousness! I followed these directions and we had BBQ sandwiches out of them served with oven fries! Will definitely be using soy curls again- so delicious!!!
And finally let’s wrap up this little wrap up since it’s starting to get kind of long.
This week’s work outs!
My runs have been epic failures most of this week but I have been doing some strength training so I’m pretty proud of that!
This one was HORRIBLE! I’ve been having such a hard time breathing lately. I go through this every winter with breathing problems and bronchitis. Blah. (p.s. thanks for the encouragement Diana and Laura!)
I was feeling a little better on this one…
And I finally got a long run under my belt on Saturday!
This post has gotten longer than planned, so I’ll go ahead and say adios! Have a great day!