Protein vs Carbs

After a few weeks on Simply Filling, I think I FINALLY got the hang of it. You see on SF we get to eat bread more importantly carbs. My WW leader told me last week to concentrate on protein. That was all it took. So instead of eating toast for breakfast, I switched to eggs. I also incorporated more turkey meat. I even go through Labor day weekend festivities with chicken and carne asada. I did have a few Michelob Ultra beers, but I alternated 2-3 glasses of water for every beer I drank. This filled me up quickly and resulted in a 5lb loss. A few cousins and I were talking…they were asking about my workouts, truth be told I’ve been slacking. Work has been crazy and I find myself putting myself second, sometimes even third. No more we all know that if we don’t take care of ourselves, then who will? But back to my conversation…I use to ONLY do weights in my 20’s. I was remembering how that made me feel. I felt tighter, had more energy and SEXY. For the past few years I’ve only done cardio, however I’m getting bored and think that it is time to get back to weights. Total shift in my workouts, but I’m ready for it!

I especially have to be REALLY good this week…WHY, you ask? Well…I will be a guest OPI Nail Tech on HSN this Friday!! YES!! I’m headed to Florida on Tuesday and will be live this Friday, 4-6pm (pacific time), during Beauty Report. The one thing I do like about traveling is that I make better choices. I won’t be drinking ANY alcohol this week because the last thing I need is to look puffy, I don’t need any help with that!. I’m really excited and I felt right at home during my training day 2 weeks ago. See look!

 

20140822_102500I’ve always been pretty confident in my own skin…however, it is a mix of my weight loss and my age that I just have a no fear attitude. I guess once I hit 40, I came to realize -

“I’m too old to look back, but not old enough to take on new experiences and embrace the person I’ve become”.

MUAH!

 

 

Groin pains are over!

Not sure if I mentioned last week, but I pulled my groin about 3 weeks ago, which means I haven’t worked out in 3 WEEKS!! It was painful, especially when I would sit. Which is really not good for me because I work from home a few days a week, and sitting is when my groin hurt the most. When I was at work, I didn’t notice as much because I was constantly up and down. I was dreading my weigh-in this week. I just kept telling myself to go and be done with these 3 weeks and I was swearing to God that I would start working out again. I’ve been groin pain-free for 3 days, hey that’s good enough for me to get back to the gym! Down .4 – I’ll take it! My leader weighed me and she mentioned that I wasn’t eating enough protein. When I look back at what I do eat, she’s right. Most of my protein comes from eggs, fish or Greek yogurt. So off I went to Smart and Final, I loaded up on turkey meat, tuna cans, and chicken. AND best of all, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries were all on sale… $1.49. I stocked up and in the freezer they went. BTW, I’ll be sticking to simply filling this week.  Oh before I forget, when I weighed in my WW leader said “oh, you get your 50lb star” I told her that I already received it (a LONG time ago) and felt like I didn’t deserve it. Has this ever happened to you? Denied a star because you had already been at that weight?

Physically, I’m back on track and emotionally, I’m ready to keep my head in the game. I’ve been thinking of a saying for me to live by,

“I’m going to stay present in my own presence”

Is that too deep? I really feel like I need to be 100% there, wherever I am, especially when it comes to making food choices.

MUAH!

Still Simply Filling!

SF I’m slowly realizing that no matter what program I choose to do whether Points or Simply Filling, WW doesn’t work unless I work it. Really? So I’ve been on Simply Filling for about 4 weeks and sadly I have not seen the results I wanted, STRIKE THAT the results that I have seen are a direct result of the work I have put into it. What a concept. Don’t get me wrong I really do love the simply filling plan, I have been eating some great food and love the options that are offered, I especially love https://www.facebook.com/Simplyfilling there are great recipes posted daily. I don’t; find myself eating ALOT per se, however, eating out is still an issue, it’s the chips! So, I am now making a commitment to myself, to be true and track regardless of the points.

One more thing, I haven’t been able to workout for almost 2 weeks! I pulled my groin and any physical workout aggravates my upper thigh. I’ve been down a little because as you all know working out is key to losing weight. I need to be extra mindful of the foods that I am eating. Who am I kidding, it really is all about going out to eat. That’s it. Simple. And I better start this minute because my size 10 jeans are feeling a lil tight. AND I am not about to go shopping! Wish me luck! Muah!

I’m turning over a new leaf…

and a page too! Have you ever felt like you just didn’t want to get weighed? Like you knew what was going to happen, as if suddenly you became the Nostradamus of weight loss. I had that feeling today, and then I flipped it off. I weighed in regardless of knowing the outcome. It was tough, tough on the ego, that is. Knowing I hadn’t tracked all week, strike that, starting off tracking and then stopping. An early morning text woke me up and then I just laid there in bed contemplating, making  deals with myself. Ok, I need to try something…so I got up, weighed-in and a made the decision to start Simply Filling plan. I’m sort of eating that way anyways, just a few minor adjustments. I even stayed after the meeting to get a jump start. Now off I go to a whole new world…Wish me luck! MUAH!

Thank God that’s over with!

FINALLY! I’m done celebrating my 40th birthday! Let’s see where did I leave off…oh yes, got back from Seattle. THEN, it was time to celebrate with my family. There’s a neighborhood Mexican restaurant that my husband and I love, so we decided to meet up with my parents, my 2 brothers with their families. Nothing in this world gives me more joy than to be with my nieces and nephews. THEN, my girlfriend and I went wine tasting all weekend, and you know that also includes EATING. GEEZ, enough already! On a good note, I did manage to squeeze in a few workouts. Look, I didn’t go crazy but ever since I weighed in at 158 on March 29, I just haven’t managed to stay there. Give me credit, read the previous post.

I just finished my finals this weekend!  So, no more excuses!  I’ll have all the time in the world to workout. Here’s the thing, I do workout however, sometimes I’m not present, does that make sense? I go through the motions, but I need to learn to concentrate on connecting my body and my mind.  I also need to be better prepared, make better food choices and of course nothing works without tracking.

Notice I never mentioned anything about how much I went up…”UP” what you did? Yeah, so what big deal. I’m 40! MUAH!

wine tasting lunch beer

 

 

Forget the freshman 15…

…it should be called the “welcome to forty and here’s your weight gain” (not sure how much) for celebrating ALL MONTH!! I think we should rename the 40th bday to 40th month because that’s how long I’ve been celebrating! I have been celebrating for 3 weeks and still not done. After going on a cruise for 5 days, going to a beer fest, brunch with friends, Seattle for 5 days and an un-expectant overnight in Las Vegas, I still have dinner with family this Saturday and wine tasting next weekend! I ate my weight in FOOD. Ignored my WW app letting me know that I haven’t been tracking. I had the BEST dirty vodka martini at Dahlia Lounge, so good that I will NEVER drink another one from anywhere else! Had the BEST Bloody Mary (made with Sriracha) at the Underground Tour, again will NEVER drink another one from anywhere else! I discovered a great craft beer called Fat Cat. It’s ok if it rains on your birthday.

It has come to my attention that being 40 means the following:

  • I don’t care if I don’t like my legs, I’m showing them anyways
  • The cardio machines have to recalibrate my calorie burn
  • I’m going to continue my fight with reaching WW goal, despite hearing it’s harder to lose weight when you’re older
  • Only 25 more years of working OR 25 more years until retirement – depends how you see it
  • I had to purchase my first anti-aging serum – Murad

Anything else I need to list?

Donuts for Bday breakfast!
Donuts for Bday breakfast!
So many wishes!
So many wishes!
Bday dinner at Capital Grille
Bday dinner at Capital Grille
Hotel view
Hotel view
Giancarlo and me on our way to Seattle!
Giancarlo and me on our way to Seattle!
Letting out some steam at the EMP
Letting out some steam at the EMP
Top of Space Needle
Top of Space Needle
Cruise with my Bestie!!
Cruise with my Bestie!!
Dinner at Dahlia Lounge
Dinner at Dahlia Lounge with friends from North Hollywood
Bday brunch with friends!!
Bday brunch with friends!!
Giancarlo and me at Beer Fest!
Giancarlo and me at Beer Fest!
Beer Fest! We'll all be 40 before the year is over!
Beer Fest! We’ll all be 40 before the year is over!

A little overdue…

runningI ran a 10k about 2 weeks ago! I literally ran the whole thing without even training. Was I sore? UM yeah for about 2 days. 

Update still haven’t reached my WW goal HOWEVER, I am on track and by that I mean I’m tracking and losing so now it is just a matter of time…I hoping to celebrate reaching my GOAL by my 40th birthday! Actually the date would be Saturday April 12. I know I can do it so close.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that I will only go out to eat twice a week, once in LA and the other with my husband. I do better and I look forward to eating out when I don’t do it so often.

Love ya and muah!