Monday, August 29, 2011

McFatty Monday..clean eating week 2

As I said last week, I went to Port Aransas for a bachelorette party for the weekend. I took my own food and made decent choices when we went out to eat twice (grilled shrimp with green veggies..they probably weren't clean, but they were better than other options). I did drink because I didn't want to miss out on all the fun. I stuck with vodka and cranberry and skinny girl margaritas.

I still feel great and my pants are fitting better already.

My meal plan was pretty similar to last week's, except I made tuna (mixed with hummus) for lunches instead of the grilled chicken.

We did try a new slow cooker chicken with olive oil and basil brown rice (minus the beans) and garlic almond broccoli (though it looked nothing like the picture). We also ate the crock pot salsa chicken tacos (homemade taco seasoning, frozen chicken breasts, and a jar of all natural salsa) and added diced zucchini and pineapple after it was good. My parents loved it too.

I did three days of the Wii Active 6 week challenge (and danced) last week.

Current weight: 194.2
Weight lost this week: 1.8 pounds
Weight lost since starting clean eating: 4.6 pounds

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Low key weekend..

I didn't pick my camera up at all this weekend. We spent yesterday shopping..we hit up Kohls, Costco, and HEB. This was the first weekend since I can remember that we didn't go out to eat at all! It feels great!

Caroline's cousin gave her a bunch of dress up clothes that she had saved from when she was little. They are a huge hit! That's pretty much all she wants to wear around the house..paired with plastic heels of course.

I'm off to Port Aransas on Friday for a bachelorette party. It's going to be weird to be at the beach by myself. I'll actually be able to sit!

New jewelry.


If you saw my McFatty Monday post in your reader, ignore it. ;) I got started on it early and I'll post the updated version tomorrow morning.

McFatty Monday..

After one full week of clean eating, I feel great! Like I said last week, we got rid of all the non-clean foods in our house and gave them to my parents. (Caroline still has her own cabinet that includes some non-clean foods, though we’re working on getting her to eat what we eat).

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past month researching clean eating and have visited pretty much every website there is. I’ve been bookmarking clean recopies and we tried a few of them this week.

Here’s what my meal plan looked like last week:

Meal 1
Coffee with skim milk and 1 Truvia (after doing further research, the plan is to limit the use of Truvia..I may switch to straight Stevia, but it’s pretty bitter)
Smoothie: blueberries, greek yogurt, skim milk, honey, and ground flaxseeds
Meal 2
Greek yogurt with strawberries, granola, honey, and ground flaxseeds
Meal 3
Sandwich with: Alpine Valley Organic Sprouted Honey Wheat bread from Costco (this bread is awesome!), hummus, sliced grilled chicken breast (we grilled chicken and sliced it on Sunday), lettuce, and mushrooms
Meal 4
Mixed fresh fruit (I asked for fruit for my birthday at work instead of a cake)
Meal 5
Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad (instead of plain shrimp, I made Cilantro Lime Shrimp to top the salad)
Creamy Cilantro Tomatillo dressing (I doubled the amount of greek yogurt instead of using mayo)
Meal 6 (I am so used to eating desert so I’m doing 6 meals for now)
1/2 cup old fashioned oats with 1 cup water, honey, raisins, and walnuts

Meal 1
Smoothie: 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, greek yogurt, skim milk, honey, ground flaxseeds
Meal 2
Same yogurt as Monday except with slivered almonds instead of granola
Meal 3
Leftover salad and dressing
1 cup red grapes
Meal 4
8 whole wheat crackers with 1 tbs natural almond butter
Meal 5
Crockpot chicken tacos: homemade taco seasoning, 3 frozen chick breasts, 1 jar of all natural salsa
Whole wheat tortilla (the ones I bought have an iffy ingredient so I’m on the lookout for some clean tortillas or wraps..let me know if you know of any)
avocado, lettuce, cheese (per some things I’ve read, we’re doing reduced fat, white block cheese)
Meal 6
Mixed melons

Meal 1
Smoothie: same, but with 1/2 banana and a peach
Meal 2
Yogurt: same
Meal 3
Sandwich: same as Monday
String cheese
Meal 4
6 crackers with almond butter
Meal 5
Broccoli and Cheese Omelet topped with avocado and salsa
Black beans
Meal 6
Oatmeal: same as Monday but with 1/2 the amount of oats and water

Meal 1
Smoothie: same but with 1/2 mango, a peach, and 1/2 banana
Meal 2
Yogurt: same
Meal 3
Same sandwich
Meal 4
8 crackers with natural peanut butter
Meal 5
Balsamic Marinated Pork Chops
Greed beans
Sweet Potato Fries
Homemade Honey Mustard sauce (I am so used to having condiments)
Meal 6
Oatmeal: same

Meal 1
Smoothie: 1/2 mango, 1/2 banana
Meal 2
Cottage cheese (we ran out of yogurt): prepared like the yogurt
Meal 3
Sandwich: same
Meal 4
8 crackers with almond butter
Meal 5
Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole
Meal 6
Small bowl of shredded wheat with raisins and 1 packet Truvia

Meal 1
Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes: I omitted the banana and nuts and added blueberries, I used unsweetened applesauce instead of oil, I spread almond butter on them and drizzled with a little honey (OMG..soo good!)
Meal 2
Smoothie: same but with 1/4 cup strawberries and 1/4 cup blueberries
Large fruit cup from Chick-fil-a (Caroline wanted nuggets)
Meal 3
Leftover cheesy beef and rice casserole
Meal 4
1/2 leftover pancake (dry)
Package of dried apples
Meal 5
Baked chicken: seasoned with juice from an orange, juice from a lemon, and pepper
Sweet potato: topped with cinnamon and honey
Green beans

I’m typing this up on Sunday morning so that’s all I have for you this week. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? I’m going to try to incorporate more veggies and cut back on the honey. Haha. I haven’t been counting calories and I probably won’t again until I hit a plateau. I guess the good thing about being so over weight is that the weight comes off pretty easily when you’re not pigging out all day.

I started over with the Wii Active 6 week challenge and did the first 5 days last week.

Current weight: 196
Weight lost this week: 2.8 lbs
Weight lost since starting clean eating: 2.8 lbs

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I planned on posting a recap of our week at the beach on Sunday but I was busy stocking up on clean foods and prepping meals and snacks for the week.

Anyway. I was so nice to get away for a week but I will say that vacation with a 2 1/2 year old is not much of a vacation. Haha. It was fun though and Caroline was everyone’s entertainment all week.

We got to the beach house a little before my parents so we unloaded all of our stuff onto the deck and decided to fly Caroline’s kite.
Galveston 2011 005
Galveston 2011 007
Here’s a view of the house from the beach.
Galveston 2011 021
Caroline helped Baca grill.
Galveston 2011 030
We went walking on the beach at night and it was so peaceful..and dark..I wore my brother’s headlamp.
Galveston 2011 049
Caroline tried out the headlamp too.
Galveston 2011 057
We spent a few hours in the morning at the beach, then headed to the house for lunch and naps, and headed back out to the beach in the late afternoon-early evening.
Galveston 2011 073
Galveston 2011 082
Galveston 2011 088
We did actually get Caroline to nap in an inflatable boat under the canopy a couple of times.
Galveston 2011 092
Bringing toys was a good idea!
Galveston 2011 114
Galveston 2011 134
Movies were a good idea also! We watched the Jungle Book no less than 5 times.
Galveston 2011 132
What contributed to my weight gain.
Galveston 2011 131
Washing her hands..she wasn’t a fan of being dirty..if we put sand on our legs etc., she would say “eww Mommy..yucky, wash it off.”
Galveston 2011 142
See our kite? We left it flying the whole week and it was gone when we woke up the last day. Sad smile
Galveston 2011 144
Galveston 2011 182
Galveston 2011 192
Galveston 2011 196
Looking for crabs on the last night..we bought flash lights.
Galveston 2011 220

Monday, August 15, 2011

McFatty Monday..starting fresh

We're back from vacation..where I ate a lot of bad food and didn't exercise at all. Not surprisingly, I gained 3.4 pounds since my last weigh-in.

With that being said, I am super motivated to get healthy and active. I purged all the crap food that we had in our house (donated it to my parents) and stocked up on 'clean' foods. I've read pretty much every clean eating website out there and our meals and snacks are pretty much planned out. Mario's on board and excited.

Since I'm now over the weight I was when I started trying to lose weight again around March, I'm starting my ticker over. I lost 60+ pounds counting calories and I hope I can have similar results with clean eating, while just becoming healthier.

Clean eating starting weight: 198.8!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Today marks the start of my last year in my 20's. This year is all about being healthy and feeling good about myself!

I'll post later today about the relaxing vacation we just got back from..and tomorrow about all the weight I gained while on that vacation.

Here's a picture from last parents watched Caroline and we got to go out.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

McFatty Monday..0.8 pound loss

I lost a little weight since last Monday but I'm still over 195! Ugh.

I had a comment last week from Libby about eating clean and I spent most of last week researching clean eating. It seems great, and more healthy, than just counting calories or cutting out carbs.

The plan is to get started after we get back from the beach in two weeks. I'm going to get a book about clean eating to read while we're at the beach. Mario's on board and we're looking forward to being healthier.

Current weight: 195.4
Weight lost this week: 0.8 pounds