Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day, 28 Fast Metabolism Days Done, Grilling Oranges & Sunday Meal Planning

Happy Mother's Day!

I'm pretty excited to be spending this morning running a Mother's Day 5K with Katie & Mandy.  This really sounds like the perfect Mother's Day morning to me.  Stop by tomorrow and I'll have a full report for you along with the winner from THIS GIVEAWAY!

I finished 28-Days of The Fast Metabolism Diet.

Total weight lost- 8 pounds.

The month also included some non-scale victories:

In the fall I bought a pair of capri pants on the sale rack at Dick's. They didn't button, but they were a great deal so I bought them anyway.  I wore them to work on Monday.  They now fit comfortably.

I can sleep now.  I used to wake up around 1 AM and stare at the ceiling until 3 AM.

I have made a habit of consuming loads of veggies & fruits throughout the day.  I can't even imagine making a meal without plants in it.

I have given up caffeine & artificial sweeteners.  I am done with depending on chemicals.

I have also made a habit of consuming massive amounts of water each day!

Once I finished the 28 Days I strayed 
from the structured program.  

On Tuesday it was really warm & sunny & the girls asked for blizzards after school.  So we went through the drive-thru at Dairy Queen and enjoyed some mini-blizzards.

Then we had some pizza to celebrate Ken's birthday.

Other than that, I've continued to eat fairly clean.  Here's what my latest splurge meal looked like:
Grilled chicken stuffed with proscuitto, fontina cheese & sage.  
I also made a sage sauce to pour onto them.  And we grilled the oranges. 

Have you ever grilled oranges?
Oh my goodness- they're so good.

All you need to do is rub some vegetable oil onto the orange flesh and then put it on the grill. (flesh-side down) Once the grill marks begin to appear- you're done!  Get it in your mouth!

The orange gets juicier and sweeter.  Amazing.

This Monday I'm starting over with the Fast Metabolism phases.  I re-read part of the books this week and one statement struck me.  Haylie Pomroy says that if you're not at your goal weight yet, you should turn around and do the program again.  Otherwise, 5 years from now you'll still be complaining about those last 5 or 10 lbs.  She's probably right.  I'm going to deal with them now.

So, I'm sitting down tonight and planning out all of my meals and snacks.  If you see me around town, I'll have my little blue cooler with me.  Tomorrow is Phase 1- it includes carbs in the form of grains & fruits plus lean protein.  I'm ready to go again!

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