Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Weightless Wednesday #2

Hi everyone! It's the second week of my Weightless Wednesday posts and so far we're still going strong. :) We are making steady progress toward our goal of being healthy and fit.

This week we had some challenges - mainly the weekend. We didn't work out on Friday or Saturday simply because we just didn't feel like it. That's not exactly the way you're supposed to go about losing weight! In fact, not only did we not work out, but we went out for bloody mary's and a cheese burger (Please don't judge us too harshly)!

All of that aside, we did have some good things happen to us this week as well. We've reorganized our refrigerator so that we know where everything is. I even labeled the shelves and drawers inside. But, my favorite part is the message board we have outside the refrigerator.

We have a lot of left overs that end up going to the trash because we don't know they are in there or just pain don't want to eat them. That's changed now that we can see what is in the refrigerator without having to dig through the tupperware containers.

We also bought a juicer back in November last year. So, we frequently make vegetable juices to drink in place of a meal or snack. That means we buy a lot of vegetables and fruits and if we don't use them then they go bad. This board helps us remember what is in the refrigerator. When it is gone, we erase it from the board. When we go grocery shopping, we move any remaining "new veggies" down to the "old veggies" section and try to use those vegetables up first. So far it's been working, but this is really our first week on this system.

For things not on this list, we use the top shelf of the refrigerator. Basically any dairy, breakfast or beverage items go on that shelf. Condiments and our water pitcher go on the door.

Along with the organization we've been trying to eat healthier too. Before we started working out we probably ate take out or went to a restaurant at least 4 out of the 7 days of the week. The rest we usually ate microwavable or easy heat-up meals out of a box. Since then I've been trying to eat gluten free as much as possible and that just isn't possible with the eating habits we had previously. So, here's what we made for dinner Tuesday night:

We made a sauteed asparagus and grilled chicken breast. The asparagus we sauteed with olive oil, red onion, garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. The chicken my husband grilled plain. We took the asparagus out of the saute pan and then added the chicken breast to that pan with a little more olive oil, some more onions and lots of extra seasonings. He added to seasonings so I'm not sure what he all put on top, but there was some chili powder, seasoned salt, garlic pepper and then he also added a small amount of ginger marinade.

This meal was soooooo good! I zoomed in on the food so that it wouldn't look too ridiculous on my larger plate. ;) We usually buy frozen chicken breast, but most of those are huge. At least 12 ounces each. So, we split one and then each ate about 8-9 stalks of asparagus. We used probably 1/4 red onion. This meal is so forgiving, but I think they key to the asparagus is the lemon juice and the balsamic vinegar. I could have eaten a whole bushel of asparagus this way!!

So, with the good and the bad, how did we do this week?

Heaviest weight: 180
Starting weight: 175
Last week's weight: 163
Today's weight: 162
Weight lost this week: 1 pound
Total lost: 13 pounds

Not too bad, but we can do better. I'm looking forward to the next week and hopefully we can stay more on track this time! :) Happy Wednesday everyone!


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  2. Sorry...wrong button. I am so proud of both of you! Always remember that even if you don't loose weight in a week, you also did not gain weight. That is a win! And even if there are weekend distractions or laziness..lol....tomorrow is a new day to start again and forgiveness is very very sweet...and non caloric. Happy Weightless Wednesday! :)

  3. The white board is a terrific idea. I might have to borrow it.
    Good luck on the weight loss goals


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