I am so sorry for the long absence. My computer is broken, but more importantly, I have been busy spending time with my boyfriend and Chayse and enjoying the summer. It has been a great but HOT one so far! I also returned to the professional world, working to complete my internship hours towards my Bachelor's. I am almost done with my 180 hours, then back to a paying job for me as well as a vacation with the kids and the bf! Its a hectic life, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
I really thought I would be more tempted at the various cook outs I have attended but I am happy to report that I have mainly stuck to healthier choices while still enjoying a nice cheeseburger every now and then. No chips and veered more towards the fresh fruits and veggies. I have stuck mostly to water, and tried to limit drinking at picnics. In addition, with working, I have been trying to pack my lunch and snacks and avoid eating out. The one time I did slip and eat Subway, a big chunk of my tooth broke, so obviously that was Karma for going off my healthy eating plan! LOL! I have been also trying to prepare healthy crock pot meals. A recent hit was Santa Fe Chicken...which I have added in the recipe section. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend it. Rob and Chayse both devoured it. Great with brown rice and a little shredded cheese. Maybe add sour cream too. YUM.
The next thing I am working on is going gluten free. Rob is gluten free and has motivated me to try it as well. Plus, I have read studies that a gluten free diet helps alleviate symptoms of ADHD, which Kayla struggles with, so this could be a positive move for all of us. So far, all of the gluten free things I have tried have been delicious! Brown rice pasta is awesome! It helps to have a bf who likes to cook and is so good at it.
I need to work more on exercising. I come home from work tired and just want to relax. It has also been so hot. I have swam a bunch, thanks to a bf with a pool, but I need to walk/ jog. I am making a commitment to work out on my exercise bike, or do the Wii Fit, at least twice this week. This weekend, I vow to get out on that track, or in the gym, or on my bike, and MOVE! I need to find that balance and re-motivate myself!
My weigh in is Friday, and I really, really hope to be able to say I have lost a total of 40 lbs! I have lost 37 so far!