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First Monday after a crazy eating spell!

First Monday after a crazy eating spell!

What the heck happened? I’ve been doing weight watchers Points Plus for the past 7 weeks — and I’ve noticed a startling trend.  Here’s what I saw: Not a single week was “perfect” or on plan!  NOT ONE! Mind you, my weight has still been trending downward — but each week I battled the binge!   I tracked everything I ate in both MyFitnessPal AND in my Bullet Journal (as a food log), and MFP shows that “on plan” is…

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Weigh in Wednesday — 11/15/2017

Weigh in Wednesday — 11/15/2017

This week’s weight was exactly the same as last week’s weight.   +0.0    but also  – 0.0   Am I surprised?  No — this week was full of weird meals, dinners out, parties, and indulgences. Am I mad?  No!  Reflecting back on all the crazy eating we did, and the added stress of furniture shopping, I’m THANKFUL that I didn’t gain!   Re-evaluating and Adjusting This last week has made me want to do all sorts of cheating!  I don’t…

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Tuesday’s Treats — Tiramisu!

Tuesday’s Treats — Tiramisu!

This week’s treat is homemade Tiramisu from the Abs Diet Cookbook! Here’s the recipe: All I did was follow the instructions — omitting the raw egg yolk (because I didn’t want to die of Salmonella) and the raw egg whites (instead I used whipped cream! YUM!)   It was AMAZING tasting! Much better after a night or two — the longer it set, the yummier it became!   Other food type treats this week include: Dove Dark Chocolate with Almond…

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Weigh in Wednesday — 11/1

Weigh in Wednesday — 11/1

Happy November everyone! I’m happy to report that even though yesterday was Halloween, not a single piece of candy passed through my lips! WOO! It really helped that we decided to not pass out any candy — which meant that we didn’t buy any.  No candy in the house means no candy in my mouth! Candy is one of my trigger foods — once I eat a single piece (of junky candy) I just want more and more (I’m talking…

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Weigh in Wednesday — 9/27/17

Weigh in Wednesday — 9/27/17

Truth Time: Today’s weigh in — 194.6 That’s up a pound from last week but only 0.2 pounds this month. I know exactly why my weight is up again — it’s that I’m just eating whatever I want regardless of the portions/macros. Grit I recently went on a rant about grit — stick-to-it-iveness — and feel like it’s totally appropriate here.  When the going gets tough with my weight loss, I just give in.  I justify and rationalize why it’s…

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Weigh in Wednesday – 9/20/17

Weigh in Wednesday – 9/20/17

Weekly Recap Like all my weeks, this one was busy! I’ve noticed that when I plan and start to prep, things come together a bit easier.  It also helps when hubby is on my same team.  Otherwise, it’s like playing soccer while he’s playing tennis.  Not even the same court/field. Accountability time! Check in time!   This week I’ll track calories and then the grams of Protein/Fat/Carbs… starting with my target. Target– 1700 — 134/60/178 Mon —  1555 — 117/53/158…

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Taco Tuesday is alive and well!!

Taco Tuesday is alive and well!!

Taco Tuesday! …is just an excuse for me to eat more Mexican food.  As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE Mexican food — especially tacos and guacamole.  SO GOOD!   As I write this, I have some chicken breasts and a can of red enchilada sauce cooking away in the crock pot.  Once the chicken is cooked, I’ll shred the meat and use it as the taco meat – instead of the usual ground turkey or ground beef.  …

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Macros while on Vacay?

Macros while on Vacay?

Vacations tend to go one of two ways with me.  I’m either hypervigilant with my eating — having a plan, taking time to track calories, and making sure to have healthy alternatives on hand wherever I am.  OR I’m wild and free.  In the latter case, I eat what I want to eat, when I want to eat, until I feel like I’ve had enough.  Some would call these types of days “cheat days” — but I call them “refuel”…

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5 Consecutive Day Goal

5 Consecutive Day Goal

  Happy 4th of July All!!! Hope you’re all taking some time out to celebrate today 😀   5 days — Macro Counting My goal this week is to have 5 consecutive days of being right on target with my 40-30-30 macros.  I’ve been hitting and missing sporadically, so I planned this goal to strive for consistency!  I’m keeping in my the 4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros — and the 10% grace… so that I can live!  Other…

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4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

As I wrote in my post about Flexible Dieting, I’ve been dabbling with macro targets recently.  It’s a much higher learning curve than I initially anticipated.  Originally I was all like, “Cool, no big deal, just eat ____g protein, ____g fat, and ____ carbs.  Easy!”  Oh boy… is it not.   Here are 4 things I’ve learned so far: (1.)  Think of most foods as a combination of macros — not a single macro Chicken is a protein.  Oatmeal is…

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