One Week In and A Pound Without

It’s official, we’ve been eating right for one week and we’re each exactly 1.2 lbs less than when we started. It’s been time consuming trying to figure what to make, getting all the ingredients and preparing it. A huge change for us, because it used to be, okay, lets have tuna helper and a can of peas.

 

First time ever our fruit basket is full… of fruit

First time ever our fruit basket is full… of fruit

Going from one, sometimes two meals in a day to eating FIVE times a day takes some getting used to. We’ve done real well actually and enjoyed six days at the gym.Mitch’s taken to running and is already up to a mile, I on the other hand am happy if I run a minute.

Had to buy another electric grill since ours is lost in storage. We've used it every day since we got it.  Drain cup is a pain but cooks really well so far.

Our new electric grill. We’ve used it every day since we got it. Drain cup is a pain but cooks really well so far.

Sunday was our cheat day and we definitely itched a couple scratches, Mitch’s was a burger and mine was Doritos and root beer. To our surprise we didn’t binge out on tons of unhealthy foods.

 

Bush's Chili beans have a great recipe…and add a can of rotel. Delicious.  ( Since we're eating good I didn't add the ketsup it calls for.)

Bush’s Chili beans have a great recipe on the can, add a can of rotel for more of a kick. Delicious. ( I didn’t add the ketsup it calls for because of the sugar )

There are a couple things we’ve noticed since changing our eating habits. The shopping is more frequent, we don’t go down many of the isles and our cart is never overflowing with random snacks and junk. I don’t think we’ve ever been so proud as to put our stuff on the belt before, just seeing how healthy we’re eating.

Fish, Sweet Potato with cinnamon, salad and tomato…. How sweet it is

Fish, Sweet Potato with cinnamon, salad and tomato…. How sweet it is

Having breakfast really does effect how the rest of our day goes, we are both so much more active and involved with doing things instead of just blah, please pass me the candy, blah, when can I be couch commander, blah, blah, blah. Our energy levels have seriously increased.

Mitch's blueberry and banana whey protein drink

Mitch’s blueberry and banana whey protein drink.  We’ve used the magic bullet for years and wouldn’t go without!

Mitch, who was never much of a water drinker, has taken to drinking a gallon a day, and now has as many visits to the potty as I do, sometimes more! It’s been fun to hear him comment about having to go again, and again, and again.

Chicken stir fry with wheat rice.  Really good! As you can tell, we'd already made a good dent in it.

Chicken stir fry with brown rice. Really good! As you can tell, we’d already made a good dent in it.

 

One thing that we’ve found to be profoundly useful is the app MyFitnessPal. It is beyond awesomely cool. It adds up your calories and if you have a smart phone you can scan the bar code of whatever package your using and it will upload all the nutritional data into you diary. I’ve never, a day in my life before counted my calories but with this app it makes it fun and so easy.

Chicken Cobb Salad, We also invested in a food scale, worth it's weight in ounces… haha

Chicken Cobb Salad, We also invested in a food scale, worth it’s weight in ounces… haha

 

Now onto the “Day’s of our Dog Lives”…I would like to pass onto other dog owners with the leashes that retract.

Retractable leashes, handy and hurtful.  Yes, that's also a poo bag container and mace.  Got to be ready for crap to happen either way.

Retractable leashes, handy and hurtful. Yes, that’s also a poo bag container and mace. Got to be ready for crap to happen either way.

Please don’t try to stop your dog by grabbing ahold of the rope when they are running. I accidentally did that the other day when Milo saw another dog and decided to run towards it. I felt the sting and when I looked down, OUCH.

I'm sorry… can I have a treat now!

I’m sorry… can I have a treat now!

 

After posting about us making it into town and our colorful welcoming crowd, I heard from a friend that “TLO” passed away the following night from a heart attack. I’m glad that we had a chance to give him a wave goodbye as we pulled out of the drive. Our condolences go out to his family.

 

Doing much better and cute as ever

Doing much better and cute as ever

 

2 thoughts on “One Week In and A Pound Without

  1. Mitch and Shawna Hello from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. We spent the winter in Florida and loved it. We spent time on both coasts and 5 weeks near Orlando. All of our 4 kids flew into Orlando to visit us at different times during our stay there. I think Kathy had this all planned out well before I knew anything about it:). Anyway we are on our way home to Minnesota now. We will be home in less than a week. We hear the snow is almost all melted and temps are moderating. We have been gone from home for 7 months now and are ready to spend the summer at home. When the snow starts flying next Fall we are hitching up and heading for Florida again. We have been reading your blog and enjoy all of your camping and other experiences. Had fun with you guys in Waveland. Take care. Alan and Kathy Zimmerman

    • It’s great to hear from you guys! Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time! We hope you enjoy your summer at home. We are excited to get settled in our little home. Please keep in touch.

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