Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Happy Weigh-In Day!


Dodging puddles
First things first...today is weigh-in Tuesday.  I happy to report I lost 3 pounds this week.  Remember last week when I said I was disappointed that I only lost 3 and that I would be grateful later for a 3 pound loss?  I am. The first couple of weeks I hoped for big losses to just have that thrill of a fast start.  By the third week I realize things are going to slow down and I am okay with that.When I get discouraged about the day to day grind, I try to think ahead 6 months.  I am sure 6 months from now I would be content having lost at a 1-2 pound pace.

So that brings the official totals to 11.2 lost and 63.8 more to lose my puppy!  You can follow my weigh-ins on my Progress page.

My husband has been working his tail off too and I am proud to say he lost 5 pounds this week.  That brings his total lost to 24.2.  He started a little before me by quitting soda. He drank a serious amount of Coke. It is a hard habit to break and I am SO proud of him!

This morning's walk was good. I had been a little nervous because I'd been having some pain in the back of my thigh and knee area. Last night it was really bothering me. I could feel it a bit when I woke up. However, it didn't bother me at all while walking :)

When we left the house I thought the rain had stopped, but turns out it had just paused.  When I got to the far end of the loop it started again. Thankfully, it was a light rain and actually felt kind of good. I had planned to walk 3 miles, but ended up walking 2.5. I was a little concerned that my phone would get wet with only a pocket to protect it. My pace was about 16:15 minutes per mile. I would have liked it to be faster, but I was a bit cautious with the wet roads. Hopefully tomorrow will be drier and I can work on speed.

My husband has gotten me hooked on Pandora. I have the app on my cell phone now that I can pull up, plug in my headphones and listen to music while I walk. Pandora allows you to choose music you like and it will create a station based on that. I entered Girls Just Want to Have Fun and I got lots of peppy 80s music :)
I am working on a Tools page to feature things that help me through this lifestyle change. I added Pandora today.  www.pandora.com.

I never listened to music when I walked because I hated ear buds and I thought headphones would be annoying - slipping off my head and such. But I got a pair of Sony headphones a few weeks ago and now I am really enjoying the music. I am trying to decide if I want to wear them in the race Saturday. I don't want to look like a goof :) Also, if I decide to stop listening they are a bit cumbersome to carry and I don't like them down around my neck.

Tonight's dinner is a new favorite of mine - Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas from Skinnytaste.com. They are super easy and so tasty. The chicken is made ahead in the crockpot with a jar of salsa verde and a few spices. Then later you use that chicken to assemble the tostadas with a little cheese and jalapenos. Bake to melt the cheese. This morning I cooked the chicken before work - takes about 2 hours on high. I put it in the fridge and then warmed it this evening before assembling the tostadas.

Now, I know many people are going to think this odd but the recipe includes a slaw to top the tostada - red cabbage, cilantro and lime juice. Sounds odd, but so delicious - it adds a freshness and crunch that sends the dish over the top. Not to mention the color is amazing. If you are completely irredeemably opposed to cabbage (like my husband) I would recommend red onions in place of the cabbage. Be sure to read the comment section on Skinnytaste - people have made several tasty suggestions for topping them. I have also used this recipe to make party snacks. Instead of tostada shells I have used tortilla chips or Tostito Scoops as the base. Yummy finger food!! 

For more recipes I have tried and heartily recommend check out Skinnytaste.com on my Top Blogs page.

Skinnytaste Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas


10 comments:

  1. way to go on losing 3 lbs... I know we're all different but DAMN ... I wish I would lose like that -- good job tho, and keep up the good work.. you are rockin' it !!

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    1. Thanks! Just keep working what you know works for you and it will come off. It always seems easier in the beginning.

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  2. Great loss!! Love your "Lose the puppy" theme--I got a puppy in December just before starting my weight loss journey, and I feel like he helps me too! Gets my butt off the couch and outside!!

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    1. There is definitely not as much room for me on the couch now :) What kind of puppy do you have?

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  3. you live in gorgeous country!!! all that green grass and the wet rain soaked grounds..... sigh...... this phoenix resident is drooling a little. :-) Congrats on your 3lb loss... thats really good! May your body become everything you desire it to be. blessings

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    1. My husband might trade you so he doesn't have to mow the yard constantly. I do love the green. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  4. That's great! You are well on your way to your goal.

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    1. Thank you! I good about the progress :)

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  5. Congrats on the 3lb loss! I wish I could listen to music while I walked but I'm afraid I'd get hit lol

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    1. Nice thing about 5 a.m. - our neighborhood is very quiet. Congrats about your 3 pound loss too :)

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