Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday weigh- in

Every week on Monday I decided that I am going to "weigh in" on the previous week (monday to monday) to evaluate how I am doing in my weightloss journey (that never seems to be ending). I think it will be good for me to be held accountable, and I am feeling really positive about 2012 being my year!

Jan 16-Jan 22
- I lost .5 lbs this week! I will take that! :) way better than maintaining or gaining!

I had a couple really good days and a couple of not so good days this past week. I ate some really healthy things but I snacked WAY too mcuh.

 I didn't exercise, at all. Which is something I am really wanting to change, even if it is just starting by walking (last summer I ran 3 5k's.. need to get back to that)

My water definitely needs to be taken up a notch! I have definitely have been slacking in that area!

My pills also need to have a much needed improvement! I am on metformin for my PCOS and I don't even take them. I haven't been taking prenatal vitamins, which I need to because the egg is 3 months old when it drops so my prenatal vitamins do me good 3 months later. My allergies have been acting up again, so I definitely need to be more consistant on that. Bottom line: overall need to improve on my pill taking.

Juicing: This week was not a good week for juicing. but I am putting that behind me and moving forward!

My husband and I have worked out a fabulous routine this past week! I make a meal plan, and he cooks it! It really is the answer I need. I am queen of ideas, not queen of follow through. He is king of following through. So I know when I put something on the meal plan he will make it the night it says to. PERFECT.

Last week was rough because it was just getting started, but he made quinoa black bean salad. TOO DIE FOR. We had it at a friends house and it was just so good! and I still feel that way! ( I will post a recipe) we also tried vegetarian chilli. I think we are taking that off the menu. I felt like I was eating mushy vegetables. My husband thinks he will change it up a bit and see if we can't figure something out to make it more tasty! Hopefully! So for the next couple weeks we will be doing a lot of trial and error on food! I can't wait! I really hope this week I can lose 1.5 lbs. Just so I can have a 1 lbs/ week average! :)

Quinoa black bean salad

I am so excited that the husband is doing this for me. You guys hvae no idea! I can't thank him enough. It is the perfect combination, it isn't him pushing me to lose weight and exercise  (I tend to run away from it when he does that) it is me planning and him helping me execute it. PERFECTION. And he does it without a word of negativity. which I love him for even more!

 I am so excited that I am starting to get on track and really feel like this healthy lifestyle is going to really sink in this time with him helping me like this. I hope to be 30 lbs lighter in 30 weeks! :) (well ok I would like to be 30 lbs lighter tomorrow, but that just isn't going to happen)

This year I am really trying to focus on making attainable goals, and only asking myself to do what I know I can accomplish, instead of hoping for miracles!

2012 is going to be a great year! I can just feel it!!


PPS- I am also tracking my calories on, I am not really active on the site, but use it just as a calorie counter.


  1. I love your idea of Monday Weigh-ins!
    And please share recipes! We're always looking to try something new :)

  2. I feel ya, when you say where did January go?! I absolutely have no idea.
    Hope you can stick to the weight loss plan. Good luck!

  3. That quinoa looks amazing! Great job on your weigh in!

  4. I like this idea of weighing in. It's good to reflect on the good and the bad.