Weight Loss Journey – Day 13

I took measurements back at the beginning of April and figured I’d take measurements again.  So far, I have lost over 10 inches total!  Total inches on April 8th was 304.4 and total inches today was 294.25.  I’ll take them again at the end of June to see where I’m at. Weigh In:  168.6 This…

Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

I love mac & cheese – however, I am not a fan of all the calories.  I was looking more so for a higher protein style to make, which the original recipe will be at the bottom since I did modify this one a little.  Next time, I’ll most likely boil the full box and…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 12

Today I took the day off work to have an extra long weekend.  I had a couple errands to run first thing in the morning, so I did still get my workout in – however, once I got home, a major sinus migraine hit me, so breakfast was pretty much just coffee this morning. Weigh…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 11

I’m telling myself that the muscle is building, which does way more than fat, SO… the scale will constantly fluctuate. 🙂 Weigh In:  169.5 This time last week:  170.1 Activity:  3 sets of lying tricep extensions, hamstring curls, and seated twists; over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill. Breakfast:  Smoothie with 1…

Smothered Crockpot Pork Chops

If you love pork chops, especially if they are tender, this is a great recipe to make in the crockpot with either boneless or bone-in pork chops!  Original recipe is linked at the bottom. Depending on the thickness of the pork chops, it could take anywhere from 4-6 hours on low. Ingredients: 1 oz. packet…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 10

Being more intentional on not eating as many salty foods I believe helped in lowering the number again! Weigh In:  168.6 This time last week:  169.9 Activity:  3 sets of reverse flys, lunges, and double crunches; over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill. Breakfast:  1 egg on a piece of whole grain…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 9

This morning I weighed in a little over a pound from yesterday – however, still less than last Tuesday! Weigh In:  169.5 This time last week:  170.6 Woke up a little after 6:15 to get that workout in before getting ready for work. Activity:  3 sets of shoulder presses, hamstring curls, and side bends; over…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 8

It has been one full week of sharing my weight loss journey with you all so far!  I did have a couple glasses of chardonnay wine last night, so I was happy to see the number go down again this morning. Weigh In:  168.4. This time last week:  170.4 I got up a bit late…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 7

With being outside a lot yesterday and working in the yard, that seemed to help quite a bit with losing that weight I had gained from the night before. Weigh In:  169.9 Activity:  Over 10k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill. Brunch:  1 hard egg on a piece of whole grain toast, 4 pieces…

Healthier Spinach Artichoke Dip

I’ve always been a fan of spinach artichoke dip, but have not ever made it myself… until now!  I’ll post the original recipe at the bottom, since I did modify a couple ingredients. Ingredients: 8 oz low fat cream cheese (softened at room temperature) 1 frozen bag of spinach (what you see in the picture…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 6

Last night we went out with some friends for drinks and dinner… some sugary shots probably weren’t the wisest choice! Weigh In:  171 Activity:  Landscaping work with putting mulch down and pulling weeds; over 20k steps; writing this blog while on the treadmill. Breakfast:  Smoothie with 2 bananas, almond milk, ice, scoop of protein powder. Snack:  Small…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 5

Happy Friday everyone!  With as full as I felt after dinner last night, I was sure to gain weight but it was a pleasant surprise to see it went down again!  Still less than last week at this time. Weigh In:  169.7 Woke up a little after 6:15 a.m. to get that workout in before…