Happy Super Bowl!
Sunday, February 03, 2013
I cannot believe it's February 3rd already! Spring is just around the corner and I, for one, couldn't be more excited (and relieved!)
I was 227 at my weigh-in this afternoon...which is two lbs down since last week! I thought I would do a little better but I indulged in some pizza last night, so I'm sure that the sodium didn't do me any favors. Oh well. I fully intend on being UNDER 200 lbs by April 1st. And no, that's not an April Fool's joke :) While I'll still have another 60-some-odd lbs to go after I hit 199, I'll definitely be on the down slope! I was actually looking at my picture gallery on Sparkpeople and was totally blown away to see the difference between my July 2011 pic and my New Year's Eve 2012 pic. It just motivates me to keep going.
I've found the BEST junk food fake-out! I made homemade Kale chips and they are PHENOMENAL! It's just Kale (the curly kind, not the flat kind), olive oil spray and sea salt. I think spark has a recipe that's similar. It totally killed my craving for chips! I was very skeptical at first, but they were delicious! I also found a low-fat pesto recipe. All I did was substitute vegetable broth for the olive oil. At first I thought it would completely alter the taste, but it didn't change it at all and it was amazing.
So, I've set up a rewards system for every 10 lbs I lose and I'll hit another reward at 225. I'd like to get my ears re-pierced. I haven't worn earrings in years so I thought it would be a great non-food reward. I'm actually kind of excited. As I've been losing weight I've been much more conscious of my appearance and am looking forward to feeling more beautiful :)
Well, I hope everyone is staying on track and continuing to work on their goals. I'll write more tomorrow since I'm going to try to post at least 3x/week!