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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
So my thoughts are random this morning, a little all over the place.
Last night I watched the biggest loser and they talked about how you can shop on a budget spending $10 a day per person in the family. So you are telling me spending almost $300 a week for a family of 4 is eating on a budget. I don't know what world these people live in but I spend $250 to $300 for two weeks of groceries. Of course I shop at the military grocery store so things are cheaper but not $150 cheaper a week. That just seems crazy to me! Not sure what they are eating on the biggest loser ranch but I think, yogurt, salad, salad toppings, veggies and meat is cheaper than $10 a day per person. Just seems a little impractical but maybe food is alot more expensive on the West Coast than here in VA.
I got on the scale and lost a 1/2 a pound. I am a little upset but not too bad. I can tell the difference in my shape but I REALLY would like to see it on the scale. I work out at least 5 to 6 hours a week if not more and so far I have only lost 3 pounds since New Year. I just completed the January Fitness Challenge and now starting on Friday I start a biggest loser challenge so I am really hoping to see the scale go down more. So my beginning weigh in will be on Friday and maybe I can lose another 1/2 pound by then. That would be nice. My original goal was to lose 10 pounds by Valentines day but I will be lucky to lose 5 at this point. Maybe the first two weeks of this biggest loser challenge will push me to lose faster.
This mornings workout was a 15 minute coach nicole video, 20 minutes of circuit training and 20 minutes at 4 MPH on the treadmill. I am hoping to get another 1/2 hour in tonight like I did last night. Some days I work out a hour and a 1/2 a day and some only 45 minutes but I try to work out 6 days a week if not 7.
Last nights dinner was stir fry beef and broccoli (I did not eat the rice). Tonight is baked pork loin chops, and fried yellow squash with onions. My daughter ate good last night though she normally does not like anything if I call it healthy. ha ha! I know the kids will eat good tonight since they love my baked pork chops and my squash. I am also trying to get in at least two fresh fruits and/or veggies a day. Today they will all be fresh. I am trying to cut down on my processed foods, however in a couple weeks it will be difficult. My husband returns from military deployment. Whenever he is home and cooks it is normally one of those lipton side dishes, macaroni and cheese or something like that. He adds butter to everything and it is so hard to plan meals when someone else is cooking. Though I am grateful he is cooking because I get tired of doing everything most of the time, it makes planning very difficult. Especially when he changes the menu at the last minute.