Memorial Day 5K

The big day came and went and I survived.. I more then survived; I rocked the Memorial Day 5K. I set a goal to beat my personal best time and I did that plus... My best time previously was 44.41 this time it was calculated at 35.55. That is over 8 mins faster then my best time. There was a little bit of confusion on the track layout and after we all finished it was announced that the actual race was a 3.6 mile rather then the 3.1 so I had to calculate my 5K time from my finishing time of 41.28. I wonder how well I would have done if I would of finished stronger a 1/2 mile back? Guess we will find out next year. Now to start preparing for the Diaper Dash in 2 weeks. The Diaper Dash is a typical 5K but all the proceeds go to helping low income families buy diapers.

Oldest daughter MiKayla (11), Middle daughter Nicole (8) and myself. 

My oldest daughter MiKayla

This is me; okay hard to see but I am the one with the pink line across my butt. 

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Mexican Meatloaf Muffins

Mexican Meatloaf Muffins

cooking spray   
1/2 pound uncooked lean ground beef   
1/2 pound uncooked ground chicken   

2 large egg white(s)   ( 1/4 cup liquid egg whites )
1 cup cornbread stuffing dry mix

1 medium uncooked onion, chopped   
8 oz canned enchilada sauce   

4 oz canned green chili peppers, diced   

  •         Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  •         In a large bowl, mix beef, chicken, egg whites, stuffing mix, onion, chilies and half of enchilada sauce together. Shape into balls with your hands and place into muffin pan.
  •        Cook for 1 hour, top with remaining enchilada sauce and bake for 5 minutes more. 

Estimated Nutritional Facts: 1 muffin -- Calories 181.3 * Total Fat 5.3 g * Sodium 520.3 mg * Total Carbohydrate 14.1 g * Protein 18.9 g

Motivation Monday

Okay so it's not Monday but it will be soon enough.. I am currently working on a DVD slideshow for my cousin who is graduation from high school. While going through some old pictures I found a couple from 2 years ago. This was; as some of you might remember when I was at my heaviest 212 pounds. Check out the double chin!

The Simple Things

Have you ever heard the song "Simple Things" by Kenny Chesney? It's a song about drinking addictions but rings true for any situation where you feel lost or helpless. When you struggle and feel like you've lost the battle.  I was sitting here and something sparked my mind. Everyone has their own reasons for losing weight. It ranges from happiness/self-confidence to wanting to be able to wear a size 2 or a bikini with pride. However, everyone has random and uncommon reasons they want to lose to. Maybe they are not part of common knowledge people people are too embarrassed/shy to discuss them openly. What are you uncommon simple things you miss or reasons you want to lose weight? 

My Simple Things are:

1. I want to go to the store and not feel embarrassed when buying a chocolate bar. At the moment, I don't buy them because I feel like people are staring at the "fat girl buying the candy".

2. I don't want to be that girl who walks up three flights of stares and is completely out of breath and having a heart attack.

3. I think it would be funny to see my clothes that I wear now be baggy and barely fit me. I would still wear them sometimes to, as weird as it sounds!

4. I don't want to have back boobs anymore!

5. I would like to have my thighs NOT invade each others space!!!

Maybe these are really uncommon reasons, but they are different than the whole common "I want to be pretty" or "I want to be healthy" reasons!

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Wha Who!!!

Okay, Okay you're asking 1st off "where have you been?" and 2nd "why the Wha Who?" Let's talk about the 1st question. I am a mental roller coaster. I can't ever seem to be happy with my success and beat myself up over the smallest of bumps. Friday started off as a great day which leads me to the 2nd question. During the spring and summer hours I work 4 days a week; which means I get Friday's off. I have partnered up with 2 wonderful ladies who agreed to split personal training time with me. This is huge because I went from spending $70 a month for 2 hrs to only spending $47 a month for 4 hours. Okay so back to the Wha Who. Friday morning I weighed in and guess what? The scale read 162.2! That's right for those of you who have been following my blog that meant that I reached 50 pounds gone for good.. I have always been on this weight loss journey. Some days I am moving forward and some backwards. I started to get really serious about in Nov. 2011 after looking at picture of myself with my beautiful daughter. I decided right then that I needed to lose weight not only for myself but to set an example for my daughters.

November 2011 - My oldest daughter MiKayla

30th Birthday Sept. 2011

30th Birthday Sept. 2011

Any normal person would be over the moon with excitement. No; not this girl. I set up the camera to take an after shot to compare to "fat" me and I don't see a huge difference. I see small ones but I don't see this wow image. I look at other people's photos and see this amazing before and after but when I look at mine I see a little smaller tummy but that is it. I have only gone down 3 pant sizes and 1 top size. 

After my Friday morning personal training session I decide to take the gals advice and go shopping for a new top and maybe try on some old 'fat' me size clothing. I never made it the 'fat' me section because I got lost in the 'new' me stuff. I found this great new top. I am very excited about it. Not only is a beautiful top, but I love the way I look and feel in it. 

Apparently I don't know how to take dressing room photos.
Check it out - Size 'L'
This was just the pick me up that I needed. I decided to celebrate by going out to lunch with my husband and then to the movies with my kids. The bad news is that 'fat' me made an appearance and pigged out. As of this morning I am still battling 2 weekend pounds I need to drop off so that I can get back to my 50 gone Wha Who...

I set a goal for myself at the beginning of the year to drop down to 155 by my mid-July vacation. I have 10 to drop in 10 weeks. Very doable if I bury 'fat' me and focus. Here's to the next 10... stay tuned...


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