Monday, April 22, 2013

Weigh-In #6...

Oh how I wanted this milestone this week...and I GOT IT! I couldn't believe it...and now my next goal is to get below 150 and into the 140s.  I cannot believe this is working so well for my body!  LOVE IT!
Starting weight ***176 lbs
Week 1 Weigh-In *** 171 lbs
Week 2 WI ** 167 lbs!!
Week 3 WI *** 163 lbs
Week 4 WI *** 160 lbs
Week 5 WI *** 159 lbs
Week 6 WI *** 156!!!!!!!!!  20 pounds released forever!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Weight-in #5 ...

Another week has come and gone.  I had another week of struggles, but I got into the 150s!!  I hope now that my body has gotten over the HUMP of the blasted weight of 160 that I have been stuck at for 5 years it will release some more a little more quickly!  Time will tell!
Starting weight ***176 lbs
Week 1 Weigh-In *** 171 lbs
Week 2 WI ** 167 lbs!!
Week 3 WI *** 163 lbs
Week 4 WI *** 160 lbs
Week 5 WI *** 159 lbs

I am determined to have an awesome week!  
What do you do to make your week awesome?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Progress pictures...1 month...

One month down, 16 pounds and 17 inches!  I can see a lot of progress in these pictures!  Love how much my body is changing.   Cannot wait to see what another month will do!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Weigh-In #4...

Yet another week has passed.  Funny how it seems like each day goes so slowly but collectively the year is flying by.  Didn't quite make my goal of 150s, but I WILL THIS WEEK.
Starting weight ***176 lbs
Week 1 Weigh-In *** 171 lbs
Week 2 WI ** 167 lbs!!
Week 3 WI *** 163 lbs
Week 4 WI *** 160 lbs

I had a LOT of demons come up this week, fatigue, emotions, sickness and some serious thought provoking things came into my mind and have me spinning in circles.  I will conquer my thoughts this week.  No more negative ONLY POSITIVE.  I will post progress pictures tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Oatmeal Zucchini Muffins

Oatmeal Zucchini Muffins -(Phase 1-4)
1 package of Ideal Protein Maple Oatmeal
1 egg – beaten
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of Stevia or Splenda
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4-1 C of small zucchini finely grated (squeeze out excess juice) 2-3 oz water

Beat the egg in a bowl. Add Maple Oatmeal, baking powder, salt, Stevia, cinnamon, and zucchini. Mix and gradually add water until you have a good batter. Bake at 385°F for 20 minutes. Makes 3 regular muffins or 12-bite size.  

**this is a restricted IP product because of the Oatmeal so only eat it once a day, but it counts towards 1 IP meal and 1 C of veggies.

I got this recipe from my clinic...not sure where the credit should go!

Weight Threshold...

I have hit my weight threshold, you know the place where people start to notice you are loosing weight and telling you that you look good.  Well, it got me thinking quite a bit about that.  On Sunday, I see the same people just about every week, on a weekly basis.  Most of them don't see me every day, some of them do, but the ones who gave me the most compliments, I haven't seen for several weeks.  
At first I thought it might be because I was wearing a pretty pink, springy dress that I hadn't worn in about 3 years, then I thought it was because I felt pretty so I radiated happiness, then I remembered I had lost 13 pounds and my face, arms and stomach were slimmer.  I am sure it has to be a combination of all 3 as to why I got more than 8 compliments in one day when usually I am just passed by in the hall.

Any other time I have tried to release weight, I get to about 160 and that is all my body will do.  I have only been past 160 once in my adult life (that I have tracked my weight.  I never did before my 2nd baby).  But at this point in all of my times of weight loss, I have always started losing the weight in my face and people start to I call it my weight threshold.  It is a great feeling, yet frustrating at the same time because I wonder why people notice skinnier people, why people compliment me more now that I have lost 13 pounds.  I am happy with my transformation just got me thinking.

Have you noticed a difference in the way people treat you as you are releasing weight? As you get closer to your goal?

A mother's example...

You read a lot about mother's guilt when they take time to exercise, eat right and take care of themselves.  I see it very differently, thankfully!  I have never felt the guilt that comes with training for a race, eating good food or taking the time to get a girls you know why?  It is important to me AND my children that I am a healthy person, in my own life, in my eating life and in my exercise life not just their Mom.  It makes me a better mother and it gives them something to learn from.

If you feel like you are suffering from mother's guilt....think of it this way.  Would you rather have your adult children struggle with the same things you are or give them the example that exercising, eating right and treating our bodies well is just a habit that we LOVE to do?

I love when my kids eat some lean protein and a dinner full of veggies and know that it will make their body healthy and strong.  I love it when they go ride their bike, then run right after so they can train for their 'triathlon'.  I never had the example of eating right and exercising so my body image is way off (I will write more about that some day) and I hope my children don't suffer the same fate as me.  All I can give them is a good example and the education that I have gained!

Do you suffer from mother's guilt?  What do you do to be an example to your kids?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Weigh-In week 3...

It is hard to believe it has been another week of being on-plan! It has almost been a full month already.  It is hard to comprehend how time goes by so quickly.  I hope the next 6+ weeks on the plan goes as well and I can be done sooner rather than later.  Bring on the spring/summer clothes!
Starting weight ***176 lbs
Week 1 Weigh-In *** 171 lbs
Week 2 WI ** 167 lbs!!
Week 3 WI *** 163 lbs
I released another 4 pounds.  That makes 13 pounds on the scale at my clinic.  I lost another 2 inches, so 13 pounds, 14 inches in 4 weeks.  I am starting to get comments about my weight loss and my face is thinning out.  I am surprised at the difference in so few pounds. It must be my threshold weight that I have reached.  I cannot wait to bust through this threshold and see the next level.  HERE I COME 150s!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013


Muffins made out of the IP potatoe a sandwich!

Yum! Super easy new recipe when you miss bread.

1 package IP Potatoes
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
"I Can't Believe Its Not Butter" Spray
Olive Oil (spray)

1. Preheat oven to 200 C
2. Beat egg whites til foamy, but not stiff
3. Add in IP Potato mix, baking powder & baking soda. Mix well. Batter should be medium thick
4. Spray cupcake pan with olive oil or other 0/0/0 non-stick spray
5. Spoon batter into cupcake pan. I use large eggs, so the batter made 5 good size rolls, filling up each hole about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
6. Spray top of each roll with "I Can't Believe Its Not Butter"
7. Bake 7 to 12 min. Rolls should rise and brown a bit. Don't overcook or they may become too "papery".
8. Enjoy hot out of the oven!

You can also add additional spices like Rosemary & Garlic Powder... Parsley & Thyme... use your imagination and let me know how you like these!+