Saturday, November 26, 2011

Good morning after Thanksgiving!

You know, Thanksgiving is always one of those times where you don't think about what you eat, you just enjoy it and gorge yourself out on meat, potatoes, veggies, stuffing and anything else you may have at the table. Then of course you go after dessert! If you are anything like my husband, you get a plate piles high of foods and just go to town! The only thing with him is, after the weekend he's back to normal and doesn't have to worry about any weight he may of put on. But if you are like me...

I think I did so well this time around. I knew I wanted to try everything, but I knew I needed to not over do it like I do every other year when it come around! So, let me start from the beginning since we had a 2 day (yes 2 days of that food spread) Thanksgiving this year.

Wednesday night we had all the kids. This is when Chris's family came over. I did your normal spread... at least on my part :) I made a fresh (my husband caught and plucked) turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and a tossed green salad. My mother in law brought the rest. Stuffing, cranberry sauce and dessert. Did you notice there wasn't any rolls? Nope, because of 2 reasons. First, they were going to be on the table the following night for dinner and I didn't want to over do the bread factor and second, there was fresh homemade bread in the stuffing that was brought. Now, the turkey is protein and good for you, so that was just fine in my little 'diet' world. Green beans & salad just the way I always make them on any other night! So, I just loaded up on those as well. I took a little of the potatoes and gravy, literally a scoop of stuffing and a small spoonful of the cranberry. After eating Paleo for nearly 5 months, this didn't bother me one bit and it was plenty!! Of course I had my wine :) But, I just stuck with the basics and that was awesome! I was so full after dinner and didn't want to move!

Thursday night, we had some great friends come over with their daughter. It was just my 2 kids and their daughter and 4 adults. Once again a nice small dinner. Well, I didn't want turkey 2 nights in a row and neither did my husband, so I made prime rib! Oh, how wonderful it came out. The first time I have ever made it and it was perfect! Along with brussels sprout with some onions and bacon, yams (my hubby's favorite, I don't care of them) and a green salad. Our friends brought over green beans, a little bit of stuffing, jelly cranberry sauce and rolls! Once again, I loaded up on the 'good for you' stuff. Prime rib, brussels sprout, green beans and salad. I had a roll, a small SMALL helping of yams and that's it. Had our wine again.
I've always been concerned with putting on all the 'holiday' weight. But you know what? I don't think I have to worry about it this year, as long as I stick to Paleo every day and only have those couple of 'splurge' days here and there! I am still currently at 242.0!!! That is 57 pounds from my starting point. That is also where I was at on my wedding day and where I was at right before Thanksgiving. That is after all my splurge days this month with everything that was going on, and that is where I am at 2 days after Thanksgiving! It has been my number for the last 2 weeks and I'm OK with it! Now that the majoring of the big events are over till Christmas. I can focus on losing a few more pounds before Christmas gets here.

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is getting ready for Christmas. I know we are in our home!

Till next time!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A week has gone by

It's been a week (and a day) since Chris and I had the wedding... Yesterday was my first day back on track. This is the one thing I love about the paleo plan! I can go off it when & if I need to! I knew with the wedding and family being in town, that my "diet" would be blown out of water! And that's ok! I had fun with my little 'cheats' throughout the week. I enjoyed some awesome food, great wine, wonderful drinks and awesome desserts! Now, it's time to jump back in and get back on track!

It's been a wonderful week. Today I went back to eating salads, fruit and we had tacos for dinner. So, of course I had a taco salad. Had a chicken 'ceaser' for lunch. It nice to be back on track. It's nice to have that goal back in my head and to see me heading towards the right direction again! My next BIG goal is to get out to 200! That means I have 45 pounds to go! I know I can do it and I know it won't take long!

This is just a short little blog to let you all know where I am at and to keep me on track!

Let the new games begin!!

Till next time!

Monday, November 14, 2011


What a memorable day!!! Our lives changed! It was magical, special and unforgettable!
We had a wonderful day. Family, friends were all around to help us celebrate. We had a wonderful lunch, Cesar salad, lasagna, and garlic bread.... completely and totally non-Paleo!!! It was my weekend and I was going to eat what I wanted! We had an absolutely wonderful, delicious cake made by Carmen Hansen! I will be ordering cakes from her from now on!

We went to Cave B Inn for our wedding night and stayed in a beautiful room. A couple hours after checking in, we got a knock on the door and to our surprise, a special little gift from the Chef and the Inn!
I'm so glad I made the 'commitment' to myself to let myself indulge and splurge this whole weekend. And not worry about anything come Monday! Chocolate covered strawberries with whip cream, was just wonderful!!!

We had a wonderful dinner, lots of wine, and a windy stormy night inside our room!!!

Saturday night we head back to Moses Lake, and stayed at the local Ameri-Stay Inn, in a wonderful whirlpool suite! Huge jetted tub! We were there for less then 24 hours, and I had to take 2 baths in that huge thing! It was wonderful. Margarita's for dinner, with chicken and a great time gambling and just enjoying the evening.

Today its almost like starting over, but I feel good about it. I'm not worried about that number on the scale today. I just know I have to jump back onto the band wagon and go full force again! On my wedding day I was down 57 pounds! I was down to 242!! I can't believe it! That is 7 pounds more then what my goal was! Now, my next HUGE goal is to get down to 199... then it will be the final stretch! I can't believe how far I've come and how my final goal is getting closer and closer and more in reach then it has ever before!

Till next time!

Monday, November 7, 2011

4 more days

Till my wedding! I can't believe it's so close! I had a goal to lose 50 pounds before I got married. Well, I still have 4 more days, and I have lost 55 pounds!!! I wanted to be out of the 250's and be at 249 by my wedding day. Well, I reached that goal and as of this morning I am at 244!! I can't believe I am so close to getting out of the 240's! I'm so close to being out of the 200's!!! This has been crazy!!

Things have been going good here! Halloween was a blast with the kids! They all looked so good in their costumes!
And of course they ended up with a butt load of candy! Lucky for me, I only had to deal with 2 half way full bags of candy and not all of them!! :)

Well, other then that, not much going on. Just had to give an update on all the happenings. My mom is in town! She got in yesterday and will be here for a little over a week to help out with the kids and the wedding. My brother's will be in town on Thursday and for out of town people I think that's it. Everyone else is here in town, so no other travels!

I'll be trying on my wedding dress! I have lost 13 pounds since I bought it a month ago. Thankfully I bought it snug so, hopefully it won't be to loose on me!

Till next time!