Thursday, February 2, 2012

Back On Track & An AWESOME Smoothie

I’m back on track and it feels AMAZING!  High-Five for me! I have a plan in place, and I’m going to stick to it.  I am going to track EVERYTHING (healthy and not so healthy) until my birthday on March 12th.  This is going to be a challenge for me because I’ve always had a “cheat day”…  It was never a “cheat meal” and I feel by doing that, I was hindering my weight loss, big time.  I was also allowing my brain and body to slowly get comfortable to the things I shouldn’t have been eating, and by not tracking for a whole day, I wasn’t accountable for what was going into my body  and I don’t want that this time around.  I want it to be different. 

Let’s talk about smoothies…  I see so many people talk about them, but they are always so high in points.  I don’t believe in drinking anything (no matter how yummy it may be) that will cost me 9 and 10 Points+ for one drink.  I just couldn’t wrap my brain around doing that, so I created a WONDERFUL smoothie for 6 Points+.  It’s 24oz (give or take) of pure AWESOMENESS!  It taste good, and it’s very filling!  If you like smoothies, you gotta try this.  I’m telling you, you’ll fall in love!

“Silk Mango Peachy Goodness”
Don't mind the cup... I was
almost done with it before
I realized PICTURE! :)
½ Cup of Silk Fruit an Protein Mango Peach Juice
I Whole Banana
½ Cup of Strawberries
1 Cup of Crushed Ice
Blend everything up in a blender, sit back, relax and enjoy heaven!  Seriously…  If you haven’t tried this before, DO IT.  You won’t be sad.

Until Next time, take care and go make that smoothie! 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm Still Here...

For those of you that stuck with me, THANK YOU.  I'm still here... Barely hanging on, but I’m still alive and well. 

I don't get this blogging stuff…  It says I have 13 followers, but it's only showing 5...  And...  Many of the blogs I was following are now gone...  I’m kinda sad because I really enjoyed reading them all. (Insert sad face here.) What’s the deal Blogger?  Really?

The past few months have been rough. Not rough due to any illness or anything, unless LAZINESS is an illness, but I’m pretty positive it’s not.  Just flat out rough.  I just stopped tracking, stopped exercising, stopped caring, stopped living the healthy life I was beginning to love, and like every other time, I gained a crap load of weight back.  I’m embarrassed to even admit it, but it’s the truth.  The truth sets you free, right? RIGHT??  I guess I’m ready to be set free.  I’m tired of disappointing myself.  I’m tired of feeling like a “blob.” My clothes are starting to look like a second layer of skin, whereas a few months ago, they were starting to fall off of me. (Insert another sad face here.) The bitch we call Yo-Yo Dieting really is evil and should be avoid at all cost.  Just sayin’.  I know this, but I often temp her and she always seems to win.  Not this time…  I’m stopping her in her tracks.  I will accept what has already been done, and move on from there.  I will accept the weight gain and the embarrassment that only I created, pick it up, put it to the side and move on with my life.

Here’s to getting back on track and staying there.  February and the rest of 2012 will be mine.  I’m also signing up for the Color Run Atlanta 5K at the end of March.  Even though I will probably walk it, it’s a step in the right direction.  And that treadmill I was talking about a few months ago…  I got it, and it’s all ready to be used.  I can do this.  And I will do this.  Pinky Promise!