Thursday, January 20, 2011


This week has been about taking control back. Maybe my eating habits weren’t the best most days and maybe I could’ve worked out longer and harder, but it was the first time in a long time that I felt like I had control over my body, my eating, and my emotions.

It always happens like this when I get back on track with eating healthy and exercising. I feel like I’m back in the driver’s seat again. I’m putting good, wholesome things in my body. I’m not overindulging and I’m saying “no” to temptations. I’m not mindlessly eating. I’m stopping when I’m satisfied. And I’m letting myself have an extra piece of chocolate if I want to.

Sunday was probably the worst day of it, eating wise, but I wrote down every single thing that touched my lips and accounted for it. And I kept tracking and eating well on Monday and Tuesday.

My snacks have vastly improved from cookie dough and chocolates to carrots and hummus, applesauce with cinnamon, and fiber bars. I made a plan for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and things to eat at work if I got hungry. I stuck to the plan and it felt great.

I worked out four days this week: a 15-mile bike ride on Thursday, the Core workout on Saturday (which knocked me out for 2 days. Lauren is not playing around with this routine!), a 2-mile elliptical workout and 10-mile bike ride on Tuesday, and a third bike ride (9.4 miles) on Wednesday. I love being on the bike and I’m definitely going to buy a “real” bike and start biking more seriously after April. Being on the bike makes me happier than anything.

This wasn’t a perfect week. I’m still struggling with drinking the amount of water I need to be drinking, but I’m getting there. This week was a step in the right direction and I just want to build the foundation from here.

Starting Weight:
159.2 lbs
Current Weight: 155 lbs
Net Difference: –4.2 lbs (HEYYO!)
BMI: 28.3 (-.8)

Weekly Goal
WATER, WATER, WATER. I plan to drink water at all my meals, as well as only drinking water at work. I think this will help immensely, and give me the small push in the right direction that I need.

What’s your favorite go-to healthy snack?


  1. Way to go on the loss girl! If you are having trouble in the future just come read this awesome blog post for inspiration :)

  2. Ahh congrats! 4 pounds! That's so great!

  3. Congratulations on the weight loss and all the working out! that's amazing.

    I love string cheese or yogurt as a healthy snack. Totally tasty and fills me up :)

  4. You're doing so well! Happy for you!

    My fave healthy snack (and sometimes breakfast!)is an apple with peanut butter!

  5. Good for you, Stephany! You're really taking control! Awesome.

    Please share any tips on how to stay on top of the drinking... I am so bad at drinking enough water daily :(

  6. Congrats on the weight loss!! I don't know if you've heard/seen or think that's the right URL)...easy way to keep track of what you're eating etc.. If you have you can just ignore this. :)

  7. I like granny smith apples with laughing cow cheese or greek yogurt with lots of berries (any kind). keep up the good work - you must feel great! Cheers, T.

  8. Congratulations on the loss!!! :D

    My favorite snacks are berries, PB on a piece of Ezekiel Bread, or carrot sticks and hummus! :D

  9. I made the mistake of making chocolate chip cookies this week, I can't stay away from them!

  10. That does sound like a very good week! Good for you!

    I like hummus as a healthy snack too. We like to make it at home. And I love fruit!

  11. Way to go! That is a HUGE week! Well done, girl!

    My fave healthy snacks are edamame (I bring them to work and then microwave them for a snack. SO GOOD), grapes, and almonds. And popcorn!

  12. Awesome job!!! :) My favorite healthy dessert is fat-free jello with fat-free whipped cream. Yummm!

  13. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! :D As for my favorite healthy snack, I love me some veggies and pita bread with hummus. I should really learn how to make my own because I'm not a fan of the store-bought brands.

    Also, I am terrible with drinking water, too. I just don't get that thirsty (and I know that's bad because when you're actually thirsty, you're pretty low on hydration). I've been drinking a lot of tea lately, so that's been helpful.

  14. Congratulations on the loss!!! :D

    My favorite snacks are berries, PB on a piece of Ezekiel Bread, or carrot sticks and hummus! :D


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