Saturday, February 12, 2011

Recipes, more boob talk, and tooting horns!

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Gotta love my different colored socks.

I don't remember who said it but someone mentioned that the girls in the work out videos wear two different sports bras...so I took a gander...and your right...they do. I haven't tried it yet but it seems to be a logical idea. I'm also going to try Lane Bryant. I know Walmart sells the kind of sports bras with the cups built into them, but unfortunately Im still to big and cant get the darn things on my big body. Even the XL doesn't fit me....YET!!! LOL I am proud to say that my regular bras (size 44DD) are way to big on me. My boob fills about half of it but its frustrating because they are thirty dollar bras and I just got them in October. (sigh) Ill have to get some smaller ones very soon.

I had pizza last night (just two pieces) but I still lost weight. I have decided that my body is like an engine....exercise has reved up my metabolism and I am able to eat more and still loose weight. I feel hungry more then I used too so that is a challenge for me, especially at work, but I am trying to use mind over matter and only eat what I should. Its working because although I am not dropping the pounds fast, they are coming off slow and I'm still OK with that. Ive lost over six pounds just this year alone.

My size eighteen pants still fit me fine; however, half way through the day they are staring to be really loose on me so that's a big indicator to me that I could soon start trying on size sixteen. WHOOP WHOOP!!! I don't even remember what it feels like to be a size sixteen. Its been so long!!

Zumba is still so fun and challenging. It truly works all areas of my body and while its still a work out, I find myself smiling through the whole thing. I'm still a HUGE fan. In fact I got a little obsessive with it and was doing it six nights a week....until I wore myself out and got sick. (yuck) Now I try to at least work out every other night or at least three times a week. It seems to work for my body.

I have three months left to my one year anniversary for starting this whole "finding my skinny" journey. I cant believe its almost been a year. I generally don't stick to things this long. I'm so proud of myself. (not to toot my own horn or anything)

So, I'm looking for some good healthy recipes since I am horrible at cooking for myself. Since I work so much I really really like crock pot recipes. Any ideas?

6 comments:

Camdon's Momma said...

You are doing amazing on this journey in your life and are definitly a roll model for many. :)

I have a super easy and rather tasty crockpot recipe...Salsa Chicken.
3-4 pieces of boneless chicken (fresh or frozen)
1 jar salsa
1 package taco seasoning
1/4-1/2 cup fat free salsa
(you can also add peppers and onions if you want for more flavor)

Place the chicken in the crockpot (I tend to use the pieces I have frozen)
Empty the jar of salsa on top of the chicken
Empty the taco seasoning packet on top
Cover and cook on low all day (6-8 hours depending on your crockpot. I know mine has an auto shut off and it keeps it warm after that).
When it has finished cooking, take the chicken out to shred on a plate. Add the 1/4-1/2 cup ff sour cream to the crock pot and mix with the sauce. Put the shredded chicken back into the crockpot, stir and cook on high for 10 min.
I usually eat about 1 cup of it with brown rice and a steamed veggie. You can add it to salad for a "taco" salad, soft shell tacos, etc.
Enjoy!!!

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

Keep it up. You will be in those 16's soon!
im a big fan of zumba on the wii!
have a fantastic weekend

Ashley said...

Great Rebekah! It was me that mentioned the 2 different sports bras on at once. I haven't tried it either but I am smaller in bust size by a lot. lol I only wear a 36-38 C. Haha. But I have some worn our sports bras that allow too much bounce so I will have to double up on those and see how it goes. If the trainers do it, it must work. haha Good luck! Congrats on the weight loss. You sure are truckin girl!

Melrose said...

Hey, my husband and step mom just started something new and I thought of you immediately. It's called "Designer Whey" and you can get huge containers of it for $17 on a bunch of those vitamin websites like vitamin life, vitacost, etc. It's a protein shake that you put in a scoop and mix it with either skim or 2% milk (it says you can mix with water, but you should mix it with milk for that much more protein per serving). Anyways, you drink it three times a day before each meal you eat and that's it. It is NOT meant to be a meal substitute and will NOT maintain weightloss if you use it that way.

My step mom started it at thanksgiving and adding no other diet and exercise than she had already been doing (not much) she has lost 25 lbs. The way it works is, adding that much protein (good protein) fills you up and lessens your appetite dramatically. Which sounds like it would be good with your increase appetite from working out. It is specifically made for drinking after workouts and is used by "The biggest loser". Anyhow, once you meet your weightloss goal then you taper off from 3 to 2 to 1 shake a day and then you just use it when/if you want to take the edge off of your appetite or lose an extra pound or two. My step mom has been in the maintenance phase for a month now with no weight gain!

Anyways, they make strawberry, chocolate caramel, vanilla praline, french vanilla, chocolate etc Oh, but don't get the designer whey "weight control", it's twice as expensive and is the same thing. Just get the "protein supplement powder" :D If you try it

Josh and Ricci said...

I like to use recipes from www.eatbetteramerica.com. They have some really neat ways to cut down on the not-so-good-for-you ingredients and substitute with ingredients that still make healthy food taste really, really good.

I'm not sure how many crock pot recipes they have, but most of their meals are pretty quick.

Cee said...

I always wear two different sock, no time to sort! You are doing fantastic! I need a decent sports bra, mine are old, but still in excellent condition. I have to pull them over my head and they give me the uni-boob look, bleh.