Results are a beautiful thing.

Last Friday was weigh-in day and I came in at 165.2 – which means I have officially lost weight since I started this blog.  It only took me two weeks!

Factors in weight loss: Attempting smaller portions, no alcohol, (I miss those liquid carbs) and I worked out 5 of 7 days.

Exciting things: In the workout DVD I am doing, good ol’ Jilian does this thing called “Surrenders.”  If you follow that link you’ll see a video of a fellow blogger, I like her because she also has cat coaches as you can see in her video.  I thought about taking pictures of myself doing this workout – but then I thought again.  Now, the point is the first time I tried this I did two, laughed and then turned off the dvd.  I am proud to say that yesterday I was able to do every one that Jilian asked me to do, (around 10 – 2 sets of 5).  Basically, I kick ass.

Last week my meal was a salad.  Boring!  I know, but I learned some interesting things.

Salad ingredients:  (I’m sorry, I accidentally threw away my receipt so I don’t know how much everything cost.)

So I took above ingredients, chopped up what I needed to and threw everything in a tupperware with some olive oil and balsamic and then shook it all up.

Lessons I learned from this salad.

#1 – Cilantro and tuna do NOT go well together.
#2 – I don’t think I like red onions in a salad.
#3 – Tuna in a pouch is so convenient – I love living in the future – thanks Lauren for suggesting this!
#4 – Cheese makes a salad go from salad… to Salad!  It’s expensive, ($3.99) but seems worth it.
#5 – A bag of lettuce will fill up two big tupperwares.

Because of lesson #5 I had a chance to try this salad thing again.  This time I used my spring mix, a cucumber, tomato, avocado, goat cheese, tuna and the olive oil & balsamic.  It was perfect.  So perfect that my brain didn’t even register to take a picture of it.  But, I bet you have a good imagination and can picture it in your mind.  Trust me – it’s beautiful!

One last thing.  My neighbor has this tree with these fruit things on it.  I joked about eating them all one day and he said to go for it.  But, I don’t know if he was joking or if these things are actually edible.  Do you know?

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8 thoughts on “Results are a beautiful thing.

  1. Ahhh, those are loquats!! I tried growing them twice, but disease ruined the trees twice, and I was sooo bummed. I had never heard of them, but Dave and Donna Wilbanks grow them and they made me try one…I loved it and then tried to grow the trees.

    Try it-I hope you like it as well as I did-

  2. We had a tree like that at my house when I was a kid. We always called them Japanese plums. Pretty good, though I would have to eat like 20 of them to feel like I had eaten anything. They can have big seeds in the middle so be careful when you bite in.

    • You can do it Jan. Just say no and then go for walk or think about something else. Your stomach may protest but remember that you’re in charge. God gave you free will and the ability to control your cravings. You’re amazing and you can do it!

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