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?