Paleo Curried Broccoli Soup
Paleo Curried Broccoli Soup
New Years has come and gone, but my resolution is still going…somewhat strong.
I have decided that I am not going to allow “cheat days” because lets face it, when you can’t have something the rest of the week, the minute you can you over do it and (usually) get pretty sick. So instead, I am going to allow myself a treat once and a while. “Hey do I want that cookie?” Drink a couple glasses of water, do some dishes. “Do I still want that cookie? - Was I active today?” Yes? Then eat that damn cookie. Honestly, this scenario won’t really last anyways, the only reason I have cookies in the house is because my sister sent them home for the holidays, I gave away some of them, and then put Dylan in charge of them otherwise. Even when I want a cookie now and go through that process on my own, Dylan adds another question, “did you already log the cookie?” Most of the time I have. But right now there are only about 6 left and I am determined to let Dylan have them instead, I had her cookies for years, he’s got some time to make up for! haha
So far so good though, I weighed myself just before New Years (as I knew that I would be getting my period and know that weight can fluctuate up to 10lbs during such a time) I started out at 158.5 - Monday I weighed in at 157. So far I have cut out pop, and upped my veggie and fruit count. We went shopping and I grabbed some of my go to foods for when I did this the first time around (before I went downhill).
ALSO, I have a revision to my goal weight reward (more incentive I suppose) My parents, sister, boyfriend and I are all discussing a trip to Myrtle Beach come the spring (same time roughly - we are thinking end of March/beginning of April) So yes, I need to get my but into gear! I am going to load up my boyfriend car with donations for tomorrow so I can clear out my office/workout room a bit. The past week my only exercise has been walking and some HEAVY DUTY cleaning (think sanding stairs and moving boxes!) Once that room is cleaned out though, I am going to make the full effort to use my bike EVERY night OR morning even (good way to wake up!) - Heck, I am starting that tomorrow morning. I don’t work until the afternoon and Dylan works in the morning, I will get up with him and go to the bike. Then shower and walk downtown to do my errands :)
HERE’S TO KEEPING GOALS!
NEW Weeks to go: 12 (weigh ins are MONDAYS)
Weight to go: 17lbs
Goal for next week: 155.5lbs (time to STEP IT UP!)
I’m gonna show you what a girl typically working out would look like versus what you want me to look like
perfect person award
Alright, it’s time to be honest with myself as well as everyone here. I am WAY off track. I have been not eating healthy and have not been working out. A lot of stuff has contributed to this, so I may as well let you all know (not that you care lol) To begin with,as of June I had lost a lot of weight, too quickly (38ish pounds within a few months, one week I lost 5lbs.) I was undereating and over exercising. With concerns from my boyfriend and my family, I started (pretending) to lay off…then pretending became thruth and I had taken a break from it all. The stress of a new job, buying a house and moving- I became a basket case and turned to food once again.
My past diet was not for naught though, before I went nuts, my goal had been 25lbs to come off. I lost 38is, then gained 10, so really, I made my goal. So I believe that it is time to create another.
Start weight 156.5lbs
Goal weight 140lbs
Pounds to lose 16.5
How I will achieve:
-healthy diet, less carbs and sugar,ore natural food.
-running 3x a week (yay for indoor tracks)
-walking 2-3 days a week
-walk to and/or from work when time and weather permits
-yoga daily (25-45 min to start)
Other activities may be added*
Mini goals and rewards
-half marathon with my dad = New sports bra
-10lbs gone = New tattoo
- 5lbs gone = New piercing
- 15lbs gone = New hair (something you woulding typically do!)
- goal reached = New dress and night out!
DUE DATE: APRIL 6th 2013 (2year anniversary with my boyfriend)
This gives me 99 days to lose around 17lbs. That’s less than 2lbs a week. I can do this, I WILL do this! Wish me luck. There will be many opportunities for bad things, I know there will be days that I want to give up.
I want a cute bento style lunchbox
I WILL start doing this!
I am such a fat ass. I hate my body. So much. F…M…L.
That’s gonna hurt in the morning
Greek Yogurt Panacakes
You will never eat normal pancakes again! These are a delicious, fat free variation and they are packed with protein!
- 6oz plain fat-free greek yogurt
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Optional: Fruit and/or flavorings (I added a diced strawberry and a bit of cocoa powder)
Mix the flour and baking soda in a small bowl. In another bowl, combine greek yogurt and egg white. Then combine all the ingredients in one bowl, and add in any other flavorings you may like. Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Use a spoon to scoop large globs of dough onto the skillet. When the bottom of a pancake gets firm, flip it! Continue flipping and heating until pancakes are cooked all the way through. Top with whatever you’d like - a bit of butter and light maple syrup always does the trick for me :) Makes about 5 medium-sized pancakes or 3 larger pancakes.
Calories: 306 | Carbs: 51g | Fat: 0g | Protein: 27g
“Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.”
Doing this. No excuses.
I WILL COMPLETE THIS!
Here is your shopping list this weekend in preparation for the Vegan Challenge beginning Monday May 28th! You can join for 1 day, 1 week, or the full 2 weeks! Whatever you do, make a commitment and stick with it! We’re going to do this together as a community to see the positive effects it will have on our health, overall fitness, energy levels, and physique.
Below is a shopping list for you to take with you to the supermarket this weekend. You do not need to buy everything, just buy what you like under each category. I will have the full meal plan with recipes up before Monday. Here it is! Remember, no meat, poultry, eggs, fish, dairy, or honey. And as Nicky Holender says, “EMBRACE THE VEGETABLES!”
black pepper, cayenne pepper or chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, curry powder, paprika
hot sauce (sriracha, tabasco), liquid smoke (def get this for eggplant bacon), low sodium soy sauce, mustard, salsa
Canned & Jarred:
black beans and/or pinto beans, chick peas or garbanzo beans (def get this for hummus), canned whole or crushed tomatoes (for tomato basil soup)
Edamame (def need this for salads and for “edamole” or “guacamame”), any frozen fruit or veggies you like
Seeds & Grains:
amaranth (you must try this!), quinoa, ezekiel bread (found in frozen aisle of most health food stores), brown rice, lentils, oats for oatmeal, psyllium husk, flax seeds
Fruits & Veggies:
Buy anything that you like! Be sure to get these though…
Mushrooms, minisweet peppers or bell peppers, baby spinach and/or romaine, carrots, tomatoes, egg plant (need this!!!), sweet potatoes + apples (we’re making a mash), bananas, avocados, an leafy green you like, onions, zucchini (for zucchini noodles), lemon (need this for pico de gallo)
Other but not necessary:
Almond, rice, hemp, or soy milk, tofu, tempeh, soy yogurt, soy cheese, vegetable broth (but we will also be making our own), rice/hemp/soy protein powder for protein pancakes, almonds, natural organic peanut butter unsalted
I will be posting the official meal plan with calorie breakdown either tonight or sometime on Sunday.
YOU IN!? Reblog this to make a commitment. Even if it’s for 1 day.
Wish me luck :)
Alright, so I have fallen off track. But I am not angry at myself. In fact, I have changed my goal. I need to stop concentrating on numbers so much. My doctor actually believe that I am at my bodies “happy weight” or therein abouts. So I have looked for people with the body type closer to my own and decided I will simply eat as healthily as possible. I am still going to work out, but I can’t kill myself doing so. It took me years to put on the weight, I can’t expect to wake up tomorrow and see exactly what I want. I need to start appreciating how far I have come.
I also need to start looking for the little things that make me happy. I just started a new job at a cake shop and I love it. I still have to stay at my present job as well since my boyfriend and I are looking for a HOUSE!! Once that is done I can leave the place that I am at, which will for sure cut down on my stress levels (even my doctor thinks that I need to get out of that place!) My boyfriend also took me shopping to get some dress clothes and i have dropped a dress pant size and I think about 2 jean sizes (dress pants sit higher and therefore always need a larger size on me :( oh well)
So we will see how this goes.
One of the best kinds of run ever created. It remains high on my bucket list.
I will do this one day, hopefully soon!