Weekly WI – +1.4

I felt good going into WI yesterday.  The only day I didn’t track was on 4th of July.  But here’s the thing.  I made the food.  I wasn’t at a BBQ where I pigged out on potato salad, and had one of everything from the dessert table.  We had ribs (I had 4 “bones”) an orzo salad, corn on the cob and mini angel food cakes (3 points each) with fresh fruit and whipped cream.

I had a two point breakfast that day, and made a shrimp cocktail picky tray for lunch for us to share.  I did have some cheese, I did have wine, but I had 20 points going into our dinner, plus my weekly 35 smart points, so I felt it was okay to relax a bit.

I walked FIFTY miles last week.  And I finished Day 10 of Insanity the night before.  So it stung a bit to see a rise on the scale.

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I posted this on my Instagram page, and everyone is telling me that it’s water weight, or muscle building.  This is where I need to dig deep and keep doing what I am doing.  The old me would just say F it, and go back to eating anything and everything.  But I’ve got goals, I am steering my boat forward, and I’ll eventually get to goal.

I wore my weekly weight watchers outfit to WI, so when I got to work I got dressed.  I do feel smaller and tighter.  Not so jiggly if you know what I mean.  At 164 pounds I am still 34 pounds higher than the highest weight for my height, which is 130.  That is not my goal by the way.  My goal is 140, I think that’s maintainable at my age.  So I still have 24 pounds to go, but if I just keep on keeping on, I could hit goal by the end of the year!  And your welcome for the bathroom selfie 😀

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I then put my breakfast together.  It’s funny because since I am relatively new to this firm, and since our move have new people on my floor that I didn’t know before, they are always like “did you just make that here?”  Um, dud!  I kid – but this was delicious – One cup of scrambled egg whites (1), topped with 4 tablespoons of my homemade blackbean and corn salsa (2), Joseph’s pita (1) and 1/2 a mini container of Wholly Guacamole (2). 

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I went back to the WW meeting at lunch – the topic was being assertive.  It was interesting to see what people said when the leader asked what you thought of someone who was assertive – some words were:  bossy, demanding, jerk even!  But some people associated assertive with positive notes: confident, self-assured, bold even.  Don’t be afraid to ask what you want!  Whether that’s a little less t.v. time at night so you can go walking with your family, or how to order your dinner at a restaurant – it never hurts to ask!

I normally get my curry chicken at Rock n Roll Thai at the Farmers Market on my way back to my office, since I don’t have time to put anything together.  They were out of it, so I got this char siu pork noodle dish.  After picking it apart and putting it into my WW app, that portion there is 10 points.

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After I took more than half the noodles out, that easily could be another 8 points!  I brought those home for Hannah because I knew she’d like them.

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I can’t believe I am asking this, but what vegetable is this??   Spinach?  Bok Choy?  The top is leafy like spinach, but the stalk was kind of thick – it was delicious!  I need to make this at home, but double the veggies 😀

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My blood sugar was all over the place yesterday.  As I was leaving the office it was 72.  I knew I wanted to do Insanity when I got home, so I had two tablespoons of granola (yes I have measuring spoons/cups at my desk!) and a banana for 2 points.

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And ate an apple on the train ride home.  I pulled up the beach body app and saw that it was Pure Cardio last night – that made me nervous!  It wasn’t until last night after I worked out and finally printed out the monthly calendar that I realized I’ve been doing the workouts out of order – I was going in the order listed on the app, so last night should have been cardio recovery – so I’ll be doing that one tonight, then will be back on track.

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My favorite part of pure cardio?  The football drills – wide stance jog, turn to the right, turn to the left, go into a starting race stance, then sprint!  I used to be a sprinter in high school, so I love that part.

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Dinner was quick and easy – I had leftover Greek chicken so made a Greek chicken pita (1), 4 ounces chicken (3), tablespoon of tzatziki (1) and spinach, radish and red cabbage with strawberry and blackberry fruit salad Hannah made.

I don’t always check my blood sugar right before bed, I switch it up.  But I got up to go to the bathroom around 12:45 and I felt . . . off.  I checked my blood sugar and it was 422!  Jesus.  I never checked it after working out, and while usually at that time of night, my blood sugar goes down, it may have spiked for no reason at all.  So I took some fast acting insulin to bring it down.  And an hour later work up and it wa 68.  I ate two oranges and went back to bed.  And woke up an hour later and it was 55.  So I ate two more oranges.  This morning when I woke up?  311!  So crazeballs. 

And just so you know, I do email these strange anomolies in my blood sugar to my doctor.  Just some days diabetes likes to take control and I have to punch it in the face 😀

So we made it to Friday!  It’s a gloomy day this morning.  My sister has been, ahem, “off-plan” for the last few weeks, and while today is Food Fun Friday, I am going to see if she wants to go to Food Rivival Hall – I have a taste for the Brown Bag Seafood Company Power Box – they have blackened shrimp over a quinoa/wild rice blend over baby spinach with lemon.  Yum!  

I have to balance it out because I am having pizza tonight – my pizza dough is on Day 10 in the fridge, it’s going to be extra delicious because of that.  #drool

Hope your Friday goes by fast – enjoy the weekend!   

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  • Mom
    July 7, 2017 at 7:58 am That green veggie? It looks like chinese brocolli. It was part of a recent lunch in Chinatown, first time I'd ever tried it. I bought some at a Chinese grocery, brought it home and then forgot all about it :( Had to toss it yesterday.
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm Thanks Momma - it was so good! Sorry you had to pitch yours :(
  • Beth Sher
    July 7, 2017 at 8:25 am Sorry to hear about your weigh in - that scale is a fickle bitch! I've found cutting the carbs and upping the protein does get things moving a bit - like ditching your pita and noodles - even for a week may make a difference. But it sounds like you're getting other really positive feedback in other areas which is awesome. I'm lurking on your Insanity dedication - and my excuse could always be NO TIME - but my time would really be in the morning before work. I don't have the time after work because I choose to have that as family time - plus making and cleaning up dinner etc. I just really need to make the commitment to it. Maybe next week...
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm Thanks B - I was actually thinking the same thing, about backing down on the carbs a bit - which I might do this weekend and before I go on vacation next week. I have the luxury of time - since the kadults pretty much do their own thing - it doesn't matter if I start insanity at 7:15 and finish at 8. I don't go to bed until 11, so I still have three hours after I work out to make dinner, clean up, do computer stuff - I don't normally watch t.v. until the weekend.
  • Kym
    July 7, 2017 at 8:31 am I had to laugh when I saw your banana. My family gets so "grossed" out because I usually don't eat my bananas until they have a few brown freckles on them. To me, that is when they are ripe and the most flavorful. My husband calls them zombie fingers. I have been craving a Greek chicken pita. I may have to make that happen this weekend even if that means running to the Pita Pit and let them make me one. The noodle dish sure looks yummy. Was the meat tender? I'm always afraid of pork or beef in those type of dishes for fear of the meat being chewy.
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:34 pm Hannah is super particular about her bananas too - in fact the other day she asked me where I got the bananas because it was the best banana she'd ever had in her life - her words! It was the perfect ripeness for her - if she sees one spot on the banana, it goes in the freezer for smoothies! The pork was super tender - it was a cold dish, but I think I may try to recreate it without the noodles and more veggies! I love pork but Hannah isn't a fan and it makes Jacob gassy :P
  • Jacky
    July 7, 2017 at 8:43 am I had my days mixed up and missed the Farmers market. I wanted some Spicy tofu! I think your body may be adjusting to the up tick in excercise, it'll catch up soon enough! Have a great weekend.
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm Thanks Jacky! I think so too - staying the course, that's all I can do. Are you going to be so bored this weekend with all the travel you've done lately?! That Iceland trip seemed magical!
  • Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    July 7, 2017 at 9:21 am I have enjoyed hearing about the Beachbody on Demand, I have been thinking about giving it a try.
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm It's free for the first 14 days - so many options!! Plus they have recipes and stuff like that too - I am going to look around this weekend when I have more time. Tonight is Day 5 of Insanity - put cardio recovery - whew!
  • Jan
    July 7, 2017 at 9:38 am I think you are doing terrific! I find that my blood sugar spikes because of the extra fruit I am eating. nevertheless, you are doing great. Perhaps some of those foods you eat have too much sodium and that can cause a bit of water weight. Trader Joes has a delicious salt alternative that we use on eggs and basically everything. I think that was either bok choy or chinese brocoli. It looked delicious. I am sure that the pork had tons of sodium from what they marinated it in. restaurants have a heavy hand with salt. Wait a go on the workouts! WOW!
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:37 pm Thanks Jan - I appreciate your input! And I think it's Chinese broccoli too - I need to find that in my stores. I am eating fruit when my blood sugar is low (instead of gummies or chocolate!) - I know the work will catch up with me eventually - have a great weekend!
  • Louise
    July 7, 2017 at 10:14 am Sounds like "carbs" are the enemy here. I have ditched carbs for a couple of days, eating meat and vegies and have dropped a couple of lbs. We'll see how it goes, the next couple of days. Fruit is off limits too, too much sugar. My blood sugars have been way to high lately. It sure is a struggle dealing with diabetes and weight. As both numbers tend to go up and down in the twinkle of an eye!!! Keep pressing on Biz....you're doing great and you have a hand clapper in this corner.
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm Thank you so much Louise! I appreciate the applause from Wisconsin :D I agree, I think I'll have to stick to more protein, reduce the carbs and stick to lower glycemic fruit - although I love watermelon and cherries so much! I wish there was an easier way to manage diabetes, but there are so many variables - we just have to do the best we can, right?! Enjoy your weekend!
  • MaryBe
    July 7, 2017 at 10:51 am I think the scales are off where you weigh in. You always get a crazy readout. I'd be super discouraged, but my hero never gives up!
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm You are too sweet Mary - hugs to you!!! Happy Friday :D
  • Jenn
    July 7, 2017 at 11:00 am It's definitely Chinese Broccoli. Totally delicious!!! P.S. F*ck the scale!!! *hugs*
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:41 pm Yes - I need to find Chinese broccoli - so good! Ha, love the p.s.! :D
  • Melissa
    July 7, 2017 at 11:12 am Seems like whenever I weigh myself--I'm ovulating or have my monthly or SOMETHING--which adds a good 2 or 3 lbs. Also, I can weigh myself, brush my teeth, weigh myself again and it'll say two totally different weights. It's very aggravating!!! One thing is for sure--eating healthier & exercising certainly are NOT bad for you! KEEP GOING!!! YOU GOT THIS! And I agree with Jenn, too--F*ck the scale, it's a b*stard!
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:42 pm Thanks Melissa - I just gave the scale the finger and will continue to keep doing what I am doing - I know the hard work will catch up with me eventually! Happy Weekend!
  • Candace
    July 7, 2017 at 11:24 am Hey Biz - you look amazing! And feeling/being smaller matters more than what the scale says. I was reading this website yesterday and it has some great articles that I found motivating http://www.coachcalorie.com/articles/ - I don't know this guy and am not affiliated with him or his website in any way, I just happened to run across it searching for a calorie calculator and thought his articles were really reassuring and motivating. I was disappointed the scale showed +2 lbs when I've been doing everything right the past 2 weeks. Weight loss isn't linear, and it often makes no sense at all. Have a good weekend!
    • Biz319
      July 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm I know - hell even the Weight Watchers mantra is #beyondthescale, so I am just keeping that number in the back of my head and not worrying too much about it - it stung at first, but I've got my fighting gloves on now :D I'll check out that link - thanks! :D