Sunday, January 20, 2013

It's all good...good...good!

Good weigh in
I'ts nice to be back in my routine and have a positive attitude again. For some reason during the holidays I let myself get into a funk and slack on my calorie counting and workouts. I gained about 10 lbs and was back up to 157. The past few weeks I have really been keeping up with my goals and as of today's weigh in I am back down to 150.2

You can tell I'm doing pretty good because it was my birthday last week and I was really proud of myself for sticking to only one cupcake!
My fav  homemade vegan chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting! I wish I didn't spill cocoa powder on my shirt lol! 

Good Read
I was at a used bookstore with my boyfriend the other day and I found this memoir. So far I am only 44 pages in. I can already tell I am going to finish it because the author is so relatable, honest, and funny! He delves into some touchy subjects a lot of people are not willing to talk about. I don't think people realize how psychological losing weight can be. Usually I'm more of a fiction reader but lately I have been interested in memoirs about weight loss.....huh wonder why?? Lol!

Good Eats 
Today's dinner was multi-grain spaghetti with sauteed zucchini  mushroom and tempeh in garlic and basil spaghetti sauce (635 calories and 47 grams of protein). O' yeah and smothered in nutritional yeast! I put about 4 tablespoons on my pasta instead of cheese . The nutty "Cheesy" taste has grown on me to the point where I load it on. 4 tablespoons adds like 160 extra calories but its low fat and high protein. By high protein I mean like 8 grams per tablespoon!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013!! + My inches and lbs lost from last New Years.

New Years Gongyo
Today I went to New Years Gongyo (World Peace Prayer) at the SGI Buddhist Center in Tukwila. We go there once a month to chant together in a big group and also watch performances. The best performance was by the kids (future division). They did a great "gangnam style style" dance routine that couldn't help but make you smile. They read a few inspirational quotes and passages trying to get us pumped about the new year. I particularly like this one.....

"Those who wake up each morning with work to accomplish and a mission to fulfill are the happiest people of all. SGI members are like this. For us each day is one of supreme purpose and satisfaction. For us each day is New Year’s Day. Please exert yourselves vigorously with the determination to live each day to the fullest, so that you may compose a golden diary of life."--

To me this sums up how I want to live my life. Like everyday is new years! To create determination and exert myself in life each day.

New Years Eve I spent working until 10:30 pm. When I got home from work I chilled with my vegan white russian before the ball dropped.

Best of 2012
Last New years I posted that I had lost 83.4 lbs. This New Years I have lost 17.2 lbs from last new years. 100.6 lbs lost total. Even though It has taken me twice as long as planned to get to my 1st goal I am very happy because I put the work into it and never gave up. 2013 is going to be about getting to 140, maintaining and toning.

More positives this year.

  • Moved closer to work
  • Since April I have been biking everyday to and from work
  • Joined the Y
  • Made some new gym buddies
  • Went from Courtesy Clerk to Checker at Safeway
  • Lost 4 more inches from my waist

Speaking of inches these are my stats from last New year and This new Year.

Inches lost in 1 year.

Last New Years Inches    This New Years Inches  Lost from last year
Arms: 12 +1/4''       Arms: 11+1/2''      (-1+1/4)
Bust: 37"                   Bust: 34"                 (-3)
Waist: 40"                 Waist: 36"               (-4)
Hips: 41"                   Hips: 37"                  (-4)