About Me

I'm a 35 year old, happily married, Christian, stay at home mother to four children. I am overweight by about 77 pounds so I decided to do something about it. I'm counting my calories! I created this blog to help others with yummy recepes and ideas on how they can eat healthy as well.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Another recepe I use a lot

I think I posted about "Flat Out" tortillas and La Tortilla Factory tortillas. But I'll do it again. I buy the flat out at Walmart and the La Tortilla at Hyvee or Bakers because I Walmart quit selling it.

One of my favorite very quick things to make for lunch is one of those tortillas (they are 80 and 90 calories each) is taking half of a Wholy Guacamole package (these are far less calories than a regular avacado and tons more to use), one wedge of Laughing Cow cheese (any flavor). Mix those together to make a paste. Spread it on the tortilla. Use 2 oz of sandwhich meat (60 calories) or more if you want, I like sprouts so I use those too, tomatoes, and thinly sliced cucumbers. Very low calorie lunch and super filling!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

This week's weigh in...

Ug. I gained 2 pounds. I know for a fact it was muscle gain because I have been working out (finally!), but it's hard to see a gain nevertheless.  Hopefully next week, with the way I've been working out, my body will re-adjust.

I want to let everyone know that The Biggest Loser Challenge Wii game is awesome! I thought it was "just a game" type of thing but it's not! Tonight I worked out to it for 38 minutes, with Bob, and I burned 207 calories. It may not be completely accurate on the calorie burn but I was sweating and my legs got quite the burn.  You can taylor workouts to specific body places, length of workout, fat burning, etc. It's really cool and this was just my first one! You can also choose Bob, Jillian, or both.  I recommend it.  I bought it at Best Buy for $39.99.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bring on the weight loss! 1/10/11

Okay, I apologize that it's been almost an entire month since I posted anything.  I took a break from serious weight loss for Christmas and as of January 1st am back into it. This week I've been super serious, strict, and I'm doing awesome with food AND exersize!  I don't expect a big number on Weds. for weight loss though. The reason? Muscle gain.  I recently purchased the WII Fit Plus game. Some of the games on there are just for fun, but some are pretty good exersize!  Take Hulla Hooping for instance. I am sore still from the game three days ago. I played three different sessions if it, 3-5 minutes each.  My sides are especially sore, where I didn't think I could lose fat no less. Also if you do any of the jogging, strengthening, etc. you can not only work up a good sweat but bring your heart rate up too.  So I did an hour of that all three days ago, yesterday I did both the Yoga and Strengthening (all the poses for both) and today I did over an hour of snow shoveling outside. Man that is HARD work! Then we sledded down our very steep, long backyard hill so walking up many times. I am beat.

I'm looking forward to not only posting what this week's loss may be, but especially next weeks!

Thanks for "tuning" in.