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thenewMLE - Thursday Jul 24, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Morning!!

I have had such a wild week I totally forgot to post until Legcramps replied to me!! (Thanks Girl, I needed the nudge!!)  Work has been wild with 2 emergency jobs in progress and a project manager in the hospital twice in 2 weeks and still there!!  Co-worker called in that car won't start.  So, I'm in my second week working very short handed.  On top of that, I worked on the wedding album the entire weekend - until 2am Friday night, Sat. night and 2:30 am Sunday night and had to get up for 5am for work.  Needless to say I am exhausted, but at least I am sleeping better since the album is done and taking the Valerian root and Black Cohesh before bed. 

I conciously drank more water last week and can feel the difference.  The scale has not moved but I do not feel bloated or foot cramping.  Foods have been very clean with no sugar at all.

Hope y'all have a great week!!

Breakfast:  hardboiled egg

10:00  fresh cherries

Lunch: left over tomato gruyere tart with WW crust

2:00  fresh peach

3:30  apple with peanut butter

Dinner:  Salad, Deer meat enchilada casserole and broccoli

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/24/2014:
I have a foot cramping story for you... so I bought a new pair of shoes, and they are a little too narrow at the toes since i've been swelling up so much lately. So my toes were rubbing together and sore; one night I grabbed my toes to see if I had any blisters between my toes, and BAM. Foot cramp. Right in the arch of my foot! It was terrible!

P.S. You're welcome for reminding you to post ;)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/02/2014:
wow a deer meat enchilada!? fancy eating! I agree with you, eating better and healthier does make a person feel so much better. when I eat more whole foods, I certainly feel better and my skin usually clears up too!



thenewMLE - Friday Jul 18, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Morning!!

I love Fridays!!  Yesterday's lunch was Vietnamese spring rolls (not fried, rice paper) so they were filling yet light.  I did not get to ride because we went to my SIL for dinner.  Had a great dinner and I brought salad and watermelon for dessert.  I didn't feel like I ate bad or too much at all.

We are expecting rain from now until Monday so I think riding is knocked out again.  I want to work on the wedding album layouts anyway.

My plumeria bloomed after 2.5 years of taking care of it from seeds!

 

Have a great weekend!!

Breakfast: egg mcmuffin

lunch: 1/2 tomato basil wrap with turkey, pepper jack, cucumber, lettuce and ranch with sirracha

dinner:  leftover salad and shrimp stuffed in avocado

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 07/20/2014:
Wow - you post fantastic progress on your board! I am inspired by your success! Have a great Sunday!


legcramps on 07/24/2014:
Hope you're having a great week!

thenewMLE on 07/24/2014:
Thanks!! It's been a tough one and your entry reminded me that I haven't been here all week!! Hope you are doing well too. I'm taking a few minutes to go read entries right now!



thenewMLE - Thursday Jul 17, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Morning!

Banged out a 10 mile bike ride last night even after a tough day at work.  I took 45 phone calls, WOW... Tomorrow is my last day with my co worker on vacation.  I'm ready for her to come back!!  I need the help.

Slept good too.

Breakfast:  the last of the homemade zucchini bread

Lunch: ???  boss will make the decision

Dinner:  multigrain pasta with meatballs and Italian sausage, salad and steamed broccoli 

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/18/2014:
Nice job on the bike ride!



thenewMLE - Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Morning!

Another good nights sleep and I feel so  much more productive!  Daughter came over after work and we sorted through 2600 images and picked 300 for her book.  I can start to edit the images and layout the book with room for some more cutting.   The only problem is that replaced my bike ride, but it rained anyway.

Tonight I would like to work on my picture selection and lay it out in the book, but I know if it is not raining, hubby will be pushing to ride.  I'm getting discouraged because my weight is fluctuating daily and I am not seeing any return on my 1 hour of hard strong riding.  It's easy to replace that with something interesting like photo editing.  Oh, well, I'll have to make some choices!

Have a great day!

Breakfast: Homemade zucchini bread

Lunch: corn and shrimp soup

Dinner:  hot dogs in homemade deer chili 

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 07/16/2014:
You are under 10 lbs to reach your goal! That's great!

thenewMLE on 07/17/2014:
Thanks Skinny! It just that I was 4 pounds from goal when I plateaued and then started the dreaded gain. I'm hanging in there and not beating myself up. Just want my shorts and work pants to fit excellently before the summer is over!!



thenewMLE - Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Wow, it's Tuesday....in the afternoon!  My co-worker is on vacation so I guess I am pulling double duty!  I'm just coming up for a breath long enough to report in.

I had a nice weekend.  Little rain, some good house cleaning and 2 more rooms reclaimed by the girls moving their stuff.   I baked a zucchini bread with coconut flour that was really good and I threw together a recipe that really was impressive.  I had a bunch of tomatoes that were shriveling in the fridge so I cut them in half and topped them with a blended mix of fresh basil from my garden, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic.  Baked them almost an  hour and then added a pound of cleaned and deveined shrimp to poach in the liquid from the tomatoes.  I poured of the liquid when it was done, and added homemade multigrain ciabata bread crumbs.  Topped that with provolone cheese and then grilled eggplant.  Finished it off with panko, parmesean and spray butter to brown it.  Baked for another 35 minutes.  OMG!!!  Best throw together I have ever done without recipe support!!

I picked my photos for the wedding and my daughter is coming over to start picking hers tonight.  This has been weighing heavy on my mind, but the new software and new computer have made it easy.  I slept well last night.  I started taking Valerian root and  between that, cleaned living room after 3 months, wedding pics sorted and guess I am not as stressed!!  Now if only work would let up I could be really mentally healed!!

Hope y'all are enjoying a new week!!

Breakfast: Homemade zucchini bread with coconut flour,  BIG SWEET fresh peach

Lunch:  1/2 tomato basil wrap with turkey, pepper jack cheese, lettuce ranch dressing and avocado

Dinner:  Homemade chicken lomein, steamed broccoli and some of my tomato, shrimp, eggplant stuff

 

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/16/2014:
Yum! The shrimp sounds devine; good job!



thenewMLE - Friday Jul 11, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Morning!

Well, the best intentions but I had 2 changes in yesterday's menu.  Intstead of leftover pad Thai for lunch, boss brought in bon mien sandwiches.  They were delicious, but I had no intention of eating white French bread this week or even this month.  Dinner at my favorite burger joint got cancelled and we ate chicken salad, cheese and grapes at home.  The good news is the dinner got cancelled because we banged out a 13 mile ride between rain storms and then swam for an  hour.

So disappointed, yes...  After 3 good rides in 4 days and only 1 day with white bread, I have lost nothing.  I don't understand why this plateau is so hard to kick.  I'm starting to think it is hormonal.  Maybe time for a doctor's appt., but I don't want chemicals in my body.  If I can do natural supplements I would be happier.  Anyway, I will stay on my exercise and clean eating, but over nine months I couldn't shed a pound and over the last 2 months I gained 8.  When I started 2 1/2  years ago I was able to drop 1 -2 pounds a week at first and then a month.  But now I just waiver up and down over 2 pounds with no significant loss.  I will be patient, but I hope I see something soon just for reinforcement!

Breakfast: Egg McMuffin

Lunch: yesterday's left over pad thai

Dinner: ??? 

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/11/2014:
It's hard sometimes when you know you're doing the work but not getting the results you expect. It's a delicate balance!


SkinInTheGame on 07/13/2014:
Progress will come - it will surprise you when you think you've blown it! On the other hand, when you work - work - work and stay on track - crickets!! Stay with it - we are in this with you too!



thenewMLE - Thursday Jul 10, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Morning!!

Damn rain... No ride yesterday.  I would have ridden in the rain, but the lightening was scary.  So I cooked Pad Thai and really enjoyed not being on a time schedule to prepare dinner after a normal night of riding.  Going to the eye doc this morning.  I hate teh pressure of leaving work for personal things, but when you work 50 hours a week, there is no other time.  

Have a great day!!

Breakfast:  homemade WW cinnamon raisin toast

Lunch: left over Pad Thai and grilled Bok Choy

Dinner:  burger on a bed of lettuce with Blue cheese, tomato, grilled onions and mushrooms

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 07/10/2014:
We've had storms with lots of lightning too. Hopefully the rain will let up so you can get your ride in. Have a great day!



thenewMLE - Wednesday Jul 09, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Afternoon!

Morning got away from me at work, so here I am after lunch!  Rode 10 miles last night after the rain.  It felt good, physically and mentally.  The temps dropped after the rain.   Clean eating all week.  Just waiting to see some results!

 

Breakfast:  slice of homemade WW cinnamon raisin toast 

snack:  wasabi soy almonds

lunch:  quinoa, broccoli in salad

dinner:  shrimp pad thai and seared garlic bok choy

dessert:  red wine and Pilsbury SF brownies over no sugar added vanilla ice cream

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/10/2014:
Good ride!



thenewMLE - Tuesday Jul 08, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Morning!!

OK, back to 154.4 and this is the new starting point!   We finally rode bikes last night, but could only get 9 miles in.  They have torn up the levee coming even closer to our house.  I guess we will just have to ride away from the city until they rebuild and repave.  As long as they don't cut off my levee access I will be OK.  The ride felt amazing.  My legs were a little shaky near the end, but my whole body felt better.   I had oatmeal and blueberries for breakfast yesterday, sweetpotato and quinoa for lunch and red beans and broccoli for dinner.   We will definitly ride tonight!!

Breakfast:  steel cut oats with a fresh peach

Lunch: leftover Red Beans and broccoli

Dinner: Chicken Salad, grapes and cheese

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/09/2014:
Good job! I still haven't been able to get out on the bike - hopefully this weekend :)



thenewMLE - Friday Jun 27, 2014
(Sugar Buster! Biking at least 5 times a week)
Weight: 154.4

Good Morning!

I'm not posting my weight incgrease to 155.6 because I'm giving it until tomorrow to GO AWAY!!!  I stuck to my food plan and even though I stated the pizza, I know it has the white flour , but come on, 2 pieces of pizza on a totally clean eating week can put more than a pound on???

Looking forward to a quiet weekend and really hoping to get to ride my bike.  Rain, rain, rain....  My pool has overflowed every day for the last 10 days.  I'm waiting for mushrooms to sprout up from all of the standing water.  I am having coffee and doughnuts with a high school friend tomorrow and I will just have coffee.  It is a very New Orleans thing to be social over beignets,  but I can't get into that bad sugar habit again.  So I will eat an egg before and meet for coffee.

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!!

Breakfast:  veggie egg casserole

Lunch: ???????  office meeting

Dinner:  crawfish  

Progress as of today: 22.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 06/27/2014:
Ugh, it's raining again here as well. They're calling for over three inches and my basement is already holding water and it's not even close to being done raining! I noticed a few mounds of mushrooms in my front lawn last night :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2014:
Have a great morning catching up with your friend! You and legcramps are having so much rain! BOOO!



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