Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Week #2

So week #2 wasn't very pretty....I did not lose any weight, BUT I didn't gain any that I've lost either.  My daughter's birthday fell during week #2 and we ate out on her birthday and then I cooked one of her favorite meals on Sunday.  That meal consisted of country fried steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, fried corn, fried apples, rolls, green beans and homemade strawberry pies!  So you can see why I didn't lose any weight!!

I had an appointment with my doctor the other day and she suggested I see a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  Luckily they have one on staff at the doctor's office that I go to, so I have an appointment tomorrow to meet with her.  Also, on the plus side, insurance will pay for it!  She will review what I eat and my eating habits, do a thorough review of my nutritional health and come up with a personalized nutrition treatment plan.  My LDL (bad cholesterol) is 145.  It's supposed to be between 0-99.  My BMI is 31.  According to the BMI calculation I am obese.  Obese is a BMI over 30....

My next post will be about my appointment with the RDN.

Until next time!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Week #1

I have been on the 21 day fix for a little over a week now and I have lost 4 pounds!  I have also cheated!  LOL!  So I would have lost more weight if I had completely stuck to the plan....

I've been going to the gym or walking every day, so I know that is helping a lot!

As for the 21 Day Fix, it is pretty easy to do.  You are allowed a certain amount of protein, carbs, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and seeds & dressings.  They also have a protein shake powder that you are supposed to drink once a day.  I tried it and there is something in it that my body does not like.  It makes me sick to my stomach and other issues.  I wasn't sure at first if it was that or if I was coming down with something.  So I waited a few days before trying it again.  And the same thing happened.  I bought a protein powder at GNC a few months ago and I don't have any problems with it, so I guess I will just use that to make my shakes.  Plus it's a lot cheaper!!!  LOL!

I am hoping that next week will be a better week and I will be able to stick to the plan for the entire week.

I hope you come back next week to find out my results!!

Until next time!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Time Has Come!

(I can't get the pictures to upload.  Not sure what is going on.  I 'm going to post this without pictures and hopefully can get the pictures to add later!)

I received my 21 Day Fix order on Saturday.  A few days ahead of schedule!  So I was able to read up on it and get everything prepared to start my first round of 21 Day Fix today, Tuesday, July 5!!

My starting weight is 166.2.  I forgot to take a picture of the scale to prove this.  My mornings are a bit hectic and this morning was no exception.  Zane, my son and daughter-in-laws Great Dane, decided he needed some carbs and managed to open our bread drawer and get the hot dog buns and another package of rolls out.  He and his co-hort Kip, a rat terrier, ripped the bags apart, leaving a trail of plastic bread wrapper and bread crumbs from the kitchen to the living room!!!

I did take my before pictures yesterday.....I'm a little ashamed to post them, but I said I would....I look like I am 9 months pregnant with triplets!!!  UGH!!!!

I am allowed 3 veggies (green container), 2 fruits (purple container), 4 proteins (red container), 2 carbs (yellow container, 1 healthy fats (blue container), 1 seeds & dressings (orange container and 2 oils & nut butters (teaspoon).

My food so far has been:

Breakfast - a smoothie made with 1/2 banana, 8 oz. unsweetened almond milk, 2 tsp peanut butter, 1 scoop chocolate shakeology and ice.  It was very delicious.  I counted this as 1 protein (red container), 1/2 carb (yellow container) and 2 tsp.

Mid-morning snack - almonds (1 blue container)

Lunch - hamburger (1 red container), quinoa (1 yellow container), salad (1 green container) with homemade balsamic vinaigrette (1 orange container)

Mid-afternoon snack - grapes (1 purple container)

So that leaves me with 2 veggies, 2 proteins and 1/2 carb left for supper!

Not bad for my first day!!

Stay tuned for days 2 - 21!!!