Thursday, August 21, 2014

conveying the message via gif's

Karla's weight management lately 

what it feels like 

what the problem is 

every morning I think "this is the day!!!" 

but after work the same thing happens 


Weight Watchers just made me so danged smelly 
should I try WWers but with no processed foods, wheat or dairy? 
then whats the point of WWers? 
give low carb another try? 

dang dang dang dang 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Week 2 In review

I lost weight!!!

what the heck!!! actually 2.8 to be exact!!! 

well I won't be giving this up any time soon 
ah duh 

so let me think about this and fill in all the food gaps 

we went on vacation and I took some Quest bars... I know they are an addiction of mine but I wanted to have something I felt I could eat. Day one was the train there (if you have ever driven Southern California traffic you will totally understand why we went Amtrak!!!) I brought my food, was on point all cylindars clicking.... then came Seaport village and Ben and Jerry's.... OMG!!!! ice cream from heaven 

I got a waffle cone with Frozen Greek yogurt 
so so so so Good 
so amazing I actually had an ice cream cone every day we were there!!! 
okay there I confessed

dinner time... we were tired, relaxed, had been lazing by the pool and opted for just chips and guacamole and drinks for dinner... I don't drink so I did order 2 drink but didn't drink them.... so stupid. Well after day 1 we realized how ridiculously expensive food and drinks were so we went by a local grocery store and  got some food. Breakfast was a no brainer ... every place has egg white's and fruit 
but we got fruit, carrots, cucumbers, skinny popcorn, and food for my husband 

day 2 
I did better.... not amazing... by this time I am pretty much not counting points but also mindful 
we went to this great salad place on Yelp... ahhhh right by the Thai massage place.... errrr I don't think so
so we ended up at a Mexican food place 
not WWer friendly... I did the best I could 
and of course had a Waffle cone with Frozen yogurt, BUT I am thinking I walked about 6-7 miles per day 

day 3
again way better... 
stuck to WWer pretty much all day
we went to the Fish Market for dinner 
I just ordered steamed broccoli, roasted vegetabl;es and a ear of corn 
I was sooooo hungry for veggies
and saving points for my last waffle cone of the vacation 

Home and pretty much back to reality 

My vacation got cut short... and I had to get back to work 


but all in all a good week

tootles fellow blogger and WWer homies 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

next few days food prep

SF lime jello with crushed pineaspple, cottage cheese and shredded carrots


so many people.....

salad made with broccoli slaw, jicama, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and orange and red bell peppers 

this and a Vita top for dessert 
derp :P 

ahh spread the love 

in the back left green beans and edamame 
I use a lot of paper towels to absorb the moisture so my food will last the 5 days 
I cooked the green beans and edamame and put a paper towel in the plastic wear 
and had SF WaldenFarms on it 
after I discarded the damp paper towel 
but it saves the food 

I ordered Vitatops in bulk 
Love dem suckers 

Oh I wish 
so many people 
I would so love to 
feeling mean this morning 

and I portioned out my salad dressing so in the morning 
when I pack my food 
I don't gotta think
just grab 

this IS AMAZING!!!!!!!
1 carton egg beater
1 entire pack of Jimmy Dean turkey sausage crumbles
5 wedges laughing cow, cut into small pieces
some sauteed onions and pepper 
350 oven... for forever...
seriously it took about an hour to cook
4 point per serving
so dang dab yummo

story of my life 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

can I fix this week?

I didn't track in San Diego 
I ate too much 

week #2 on Weight Watchers and I screwed up 

it's like I somehow think if I follow enough Instagram people 
I will somehow start losing weight vicariously though them 
without trying 
does that happen? oh yeah righty O 

so I came home today 
went shopping, and cooked like a maniac

so at least the next 5 days I have a plan 

and no excuses 

I am still going to weigh 
Sunday morning 
in my garage 

how bad could it be .... really??

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Week 1 recap

thoughts thoughts thoughts my head is spinning with Weight loss thoughts 

I used my Fitness Pal yesterday 
just to see if Weight Watchers was within a reasonable calorie count 

it was 

I ate like a real normal person last week 
a lot of vegetables

I limited the fruit to 2 servings a day 
I ate gluten 
and I was FULL!!! 

and I was skeptical as to whether or not all this eating was going to produce a weight loss 

well it did!!!!!!!!!

woot woot 

now it was weird though 
I weighed this morning in the garage in my undies 
thoughts in my head 

"Karla is this cheating? you aren't at a meeting!!"
"Did I cheat? cause I am in undies and not the clothes I joined in?"
"2.4!! awesome... ahh hummmm hummm really?? where are the 150's.... dang this isn't working"
"2.4!!! are you insane Karla it did work!!! stick to it!!!"

one of THEE biggest difference in this last week was other than the 
5 vitatop night 
which I totally tracked 
I.Did.Not. binge!!! 
7 days and not binge!! 

that is a frealking record for me 

so what are my challenges for week 2? 
We are going on vacation to San Diego 
BUT!! I am quite the control freak

I can do sun, relaxing AND stay on track. 

Breakfast is always easy to stay on track 
and I can hit the local grocery store for some veggies, fruit and yogurt

I can do this! 
I will do this! 

so chores today

and just chilling around the house 
we leave tomorrow 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Hollar August

the plan for yesterday 

getting all ready in der wee hours of da morn 

steam the frozen cauliflower 

smoosh it until the water is all out 

viola!!! cauliflower "rice" 

with "butter and soy" hahahahahah

so so so yummo 

this is how I thin out my creamer...
I started this because I bought regular creamer one time in a rush 
and I just always save the empty creamer container 
half unsweetened almond milk 
half creamer 
I think I will try this next time on that creamer that is all over Instagram 
the coconut Girl scout flavored creamer
oh YUM!!

this was the plan 
and I added a Vitatop 
and another
and another
and another 
and another 
and another 

then some trail mix 

hangs head in shame 

but I did track it all 

and I still have 15 weeklies left 
tomorrow is weigh in day 

I tracked my food today and even did a double check on my Fitness pal 
obsess much Karla!!!??? 

well tomorrow we will see what we will see 
see yall tonight 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Foodie Pen Pal

I signed up for a foodie pen pal this past month on the Lean Green Bean blog 

a fun gift exchange with fellow foodies 

I got a fun package from Victoria 

Hi Victoria!!! Hi Lindsay!!! 

It is simple, Linday's matches you up and you exchange ... easy peasy 

Victoria sent me some of her local spice favorites (yummo) 
a strawberry jam that is good with yogurt 
Granola, honey and a beef stick 

It was a very thoughtful package 

It was fun I signed up again

food was good today, I stuck to my guns at the picnic
I just finished off a yummo dessert 
dang this Weight Watchers better be working or I am going to be bummed out!!! 
I still have 41 weeklies left and only 2 days to go (I weigh in on Sunday) 
I have loved being able to actually EAT!!! 
ya better be workin... 
ya better