The veggie monster

Okay if I’m going to slay this fat dragon I need to defeat the veggie monster first. I’m completely clueless when it comes to cooking and eating veggies. Unless I want to eat canned green beans multiple times a day I should probably figure this out. So…I went to the store and purchased a bunch of different veggies that are on my 21 day fix veggie list. Yes I even bought squash. They really should have rethought that name. The word just doesn’t sound like it would be something that taste good. I like saying the word zucchini so I’m hoping it is yummy. Yeah I’ve lived my life not eating things based on what they are called, how they look and how they smell. This is going to be an interesting experience. Several friends have said I should just roast some of the veggies. I’m going to try that and then I’m not sure what to do with some of them. I’m sure I will find some recipes online. Fingers crossed it is easy, takes a short amount of time and taste good. 

 

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Always on time

I’ve been trapped inside my head recently since falling off the wagon. I haven’t followed the meal plan or worked out at all. I’m sure when I get on the scale Sunday I will see the results of my poor decisions. It is what it is. I did it to myself so once again I must pay the consequences. My bestie called today while I was laying on the couch having a Netflix marathon. I’m pretty sure she thought I was at work. Nope…I was laying around being lazy and just beating myself up. We never talk long and we don’t have to. We know each other’s tone and can usually tell when something is up. I don’t know if she knew where my head was but she knew what I needed to hear. Thank you for being right on time as usual. I love you to the moon and back! I’m so grateful for all of the support I’ve received from friends and co-workers as well. Sorry if I’ve let you down these past few days. I promise to peel myself off the couch and get back to becoming a healthier me.  

 

Fell off the wagon

Apparently as soon as day 21 ended I lost my mind. I wish I could say I was this strong person that immediately carried on and started another round of the 21 day fix but I didn’t. Just in case you were wondering I fell short with walking too. I haven’t done a workout video or walked since Sunday. Yep…I flat out suck. I don’t have to worry about anyone else sabatoging me because I can lose my mind all by myself. I’m guessing for me developing a habit takes longer than 21 days. Maybe I’m like an addict of some sort. Perhaps I just need to fully commit and not attempt to cheat. Once you cheat it’s easier to keep cheating. Then before you know it you have lost everything you worked for. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just completely insane. Either way I will attempt to be better the rest of week and then start another round of the 21 day fix on November 1st. 

All about the numbers

My 21 day fix officially ended yesterday. Below are the dirty details and pics. I don’t see a huge difference in the pics and of course I didn’t lose as much as I had hoped. There are a few changes I plan to make for the next round. I hope to continue with the videos but will incorporate walking with it. I also need to figure out my eating challenges. I need to consume more food and of course a lot more veggies. Heck I need to learn how to cook. 😊 I will save that journey for another day. 

I lost 12.4 pounds in 21 days. I started at 307 and ended at 294.6. If my calculations are correct I lost 9 inches overall. 

   
   

Complete Fail

Well…apparently I was starving so I totally forgot to take a pic of dinner. I can tell you exactly what it was…tacos. We used a wheat soft taco, added extra lean ground beef, a little bit of shredded cheese, rice, onions, refried beans and shredded lettuce. It was yummy and better looking than lunch. 😉 The fact that I didn’t cook it probably helped too. The night isn’t over yet but I’m hoping I did enough to see at least one pound loss in the morning. Unfortunately I’ve only consumed 101.4 ounces of water. I still need about 55 ounces. I managed to squeeze in a 30 minute walk, the Dirty 30 and the Yoga Fix. I didn’t hit the 10k steps but I did pretty darn good considering what I normally get. Fingers crossed it was enough. We shall see bright and early in the morning. Sweet dreams!  

 

Lunch is served

I’ve probably said this a hundred times but just in case you didn’t know…I suck at cooking. That is my disclaimer for when you see my food pics. On the menu today is turkey burgers and black beans. I bet you are wondering where the veggies are. Yeah me too. I apparently have an issue with veggies. I don’t know anything about them and I tend to be a creature of habit. If I was a vegetarian I would just eat beans because I’m veggie clueless. I will attempt to work on it for my next meal. Oh and if you haven’t noticed I failed in the snack department too. I’m a fat chick that doesn’t eat a lot. I will work on that too. As far as drinks are concerned I’ve just been drinking lots of water. Plain…by itself water. No extra secret squirrel packets to sweeten it up. As of right this moment I have consumed 50.7 ounces today. Only 106 more ounces to go. 😬 See ya at dinner  

 

It’s the final countdown! 

Today is the last day of the 21 day fix. Holy mash potatoes batman! I’m not sure that I did enough this last week but I’m going to squeeze what I can into this last day. No judgements people! Weigh-in and measurements will take place tomorrow. No I’m not nervous at all. 😬 I didn’t jump out of the bed freaking out, go for a walk before even brushing my teeth or anything like that. The world is lucky I put a bra on as quickly as I was trying to get outside. It feels amazing out today by the way! Oh and I have rectified that whole teeth situation so don’t you worry about people passing out from my dragon breath. Anyway…the goal today will be to do as much as I can so that I beat the scale tomorrow. This 21 day fix has taught me so much and I feel so much better. This is only the beginning of my weightloss journey. I will continue to follow the 21 day fix meal plan and workout videos until I’m no longer modifying the modified girl. It may take some time but I’m up for the challenge. Then…who knows? Maybe I will do something insane like Insanity. Until then I will continue to share my journey. I realized today that I haven’t really shared the food side of this process. So…today you get to join me for my meals. Shakeology…it’s what’s for breakfast. I’m an extremely weird, picky eater and thought that I would hate the shakes. Nope…I’m in love. The chocolate Shakeology with 8 oz of water, half a frozen banana, frozen pineapple and a tablespoon of peanut butter is heaven. I’ve tried several other combos but this is my favorite. Okay I’m off to run in place or do leg lifts on my couch. I will see ya again at lunch. 😊