Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/29-3/4

I’ve decided I really like the weekly wrap-up posts!  I’m going to try to make them a regular thing- I like being able to post random things without making a whole post about them specifically. 

This week was so weird for me.  I was tired, grouchy and just felt really off all week.  I kind of felt like I was just going through the motions this week.  But this week officially starts over today and I declare next week awesome!

Weekly weigh- in!

Last week’s weight: 174.6
This week’s weight: 175.2

Change this week: +.6
Total weight lost:  34.8 lbs!!



I was about 3 months overdo for a cut and color(yikes!) and I was sporting some major white trash roots.  I also hadn’t realized how long my hair had gotten because I’ve been wearing it in a ponytail pretty much every day since November.  But we cut off 5 inches I think?  And it’s still a few inches below my collarbone.  It was just starting to become completely unmanageable with the length and it was always one big mass of knots.  Anyway here’s the new do.  I didn’t do anything new with my color this time, just took some length off!

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Let’s talk about shoes…

I love them.  I don’t love fashion and I would rather have a tooth pulled than talk about clothes.  I’m just not into it.  But shoes.  Shoes are the only reason I don’t wear wind pants or yoga pants and tees every day.  Can’t wear insanely cute shoes with either of those items unfortunately.  Well I guess you could but it would look pretty weird! Winking smile  Here are just a few of the shoes I wore this week!

Boots!  I love boots!  Cowboy boots?  Yep!  Riding style boots?  Of course!

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Chucks are always appropriate.  As are a new pair of peep toe wedges.

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Recipe Roundup!

Recipes I posted this week!

Spicy Black Bean Dip











Southwestern Salads











I didn’t really make any other recipes- we had a lot of leftovers this week.  Hopefully I’ll do better with this next week!



I was an epic failure on my number of workouts this week.  I have lots of great excuses but I’ll spare you.  But the workouts that I did do were good!

I can’t remember if I posted my long run with last weeks workouts or not, so I’m going to post it again.  (I’m still having some breathing issues.  Dislike.  I think it’s the weather).


My legs are STILL sore from these sprints- they were killer!  But I think they’ll really help me in the long run!





Yeah that’s all.  Totally lame.


Like I said I wasn’t really feeling like myself this week.  Hoping next week’s wrap-up is a little better!  See ya next time!


Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/23-1/29

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

Barley, Tomato and Arugula salad!



Chocolate Cupcakes!


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

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Tamale Casserole from The Happy Herbivore.  This was delish- the husband was a huge fan!  We served it with some steamed collard greens.

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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!!!

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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!


Fit Fab Friday!

What up peeps?!  It’s time for another Fit Friday! 

Guess what? 

My broken toe is almost healed!  (I can almost bend the toe now without searing pain shooting through my foot!  Almost.)

And guess what else?

I ran this week!!!  Open-mouthed smile

This week I was able to work out 3 times- one day of walking (2 miles) + weights, one day on the elliptical (40 mins) + weights, and one day of jogging (1 mile).

I’m so so happy I’m able to be more active again!  And I’m totally pumped for next weeks workouts!

So here’s what I have planned for next week… (with the obvious stipulation that if my toe starts hurting then I need to stop)

Today(Friday)- 2 mile run + weights
Saturday- walk (2 miles, maybe 3)
Sunday- REST
Monday-  Kickboxing!  (It’s been forever since I’ve been and now that I can put shoes on for more than a few minutes it’s time I got my booty back there!)
Tuesday- Elliptical + weights
Wednesday– 2 mile run
Thursday- Bodypump (I keep saying I’m going to take this class and then I chicken out at the last minute.  I’m gun shy about these kinds of classes because I went to a S.E.T. class at the gym once and the teacher was horrid and called me out in front of the class and embarrassed me so I haven’t been back to a weights-based class since).  We’ll give it a try and see what happens!

How were your workouts this week??

Hooray for being fit and fab!  Oh, and hooray for Friday as well!!!