Thursday, February 2, 2012

Am I The Only One??

Am I the only one that thinks about how many calories I'm burning with EVERYTHING I DO??! 

I park in the furthest parking spot - 30? 50 calories? maybe.
I take a lunch time walk - 100 calories?
Clean the kitchen - 90? 100?
Chop veggies and cook dinner - who knows but it's something!! 
Can I go there?............bedroom can't help it! Burning calories is ALWAYS on my mind. hahahaha

Here are a few ways to burn 100 calories from the article, "20 Ways To Burn 100 Calories" 
  1. Dance around the house for 20 minutes - try getting your kids involved! Lifting up the babies can burn a few more. 
  2. Vacuum for 25 minutes - that's a long time to vacuum if you have a small house but hey, your carpets will be spotless and you will have burned some calories doing it! 
  3. Spend 30 minutes gardening - I so wish I had a yard with a garden!! 
  4. Wash your car for 30 minutes - don't say it doesn't need it. It always needs it. 
  5. Spend 30 minutes window shopping - Now that's something we can ALL do! Add a few bags to your arms and now you're strength training. ha! 
Stay moving!! 

I am constantly looking for ways to burn a few extra. All it takes is a bunch of small actions to make up one big change. Everything counts towards the bigger picture!!

So, anyway, I'm BACK! We are home and my angel is doing SO Much better. Once again, thank you for the love and prayers regarding her health!!
Showing mommy love!! 
While we were in the hospital I ate like a madd woman. I can't even lie. I emotionally ate. I boredom ate. I convenience ate. I ate ate. I just ate. and I felt like CRAP.

The day before we left the hospital I walked by the mirror and I literally looked 4 months pregnant and I could have cried. Thankfully, I have an incredible Weight Watchers leader who cares enough about me to call me and talk me through it!! She is simply the best.

I have been back on track though since we got home and I'm feeling good!! I was recovering from the germs that I had caught in the hospital so I hadn't worked out until yesterday but I have been making all the right food choices! I made a slammin' linguini with spinach and sun dried tomatoes dish the other night. Here's the link for the recipe. I figured it to be 7 PP's .

here is my version :) 

I have been on a spaghetti squash kick! I just bought another one. I made it for dinner the other night with lots of veggies and some parmesan cheese. Yum. So low in PP's and/or calories too!

It's so easy to cook, just not easy to cut: 
Cut it length wise
Spray with olive oil
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bake on 400 for 45 minutes.
Bing, bang, boom - you got yourself a healthy and delicious side dish or meal!

Yesterday  I got back on track with my working out. Since my Insanity calendar got completely messed up with being in the hospital, I decided to hang tight on it for just a little bit and enjoy some Turbo Fire instead. I missed my soul mate workout!! So I got it in with my fav, Fire 45 in the morning. In the afternoon I went for a 2 mile walk. Last night I had planned a 3rd workout but ended up with a terrible earache!!!

Is it me or is greasy, fried, sugary, fattening food just not appealing anymore?
this does NOT look appetizing to looks like I would feel like a blimp after I ate it

heart attack waiting to happen 

THIS on the other hand, looks like Heaven!! 

....Changes ....

I'm off to school for the day...




masonnickey said...

Glad your daughter is feeling better & your back on track! I'm going to try the spaghetti squash! Thanks for the tips :)

Unknown said...

haha i'm with you on the whole calorie thing, it's just engrained into our minds! :)

i am definitely going to buy spaghetti squash next time i go food shopping...the picture you posted of your dinner looks absolutely amazing & i want to make it!

Kim said...

I as well am with you guys on the calorie thing And I am def with you in the fact that greasy fattening foods are just not appealing anymore. Ugh I couldnt even imagine eating any of the first two even when I wasnt on ww. Im glad you and baby girl are doing good. Hope you have a good day in school.

Sherrie said...

I'm totally in the same boat when it comes to be constantly conscious of how many calories I might be burning! That's a good thing though, it shows that we're AWARE of calories- it was the lack of awareness of calories that got me to my highest weight, now it's the awareness of them that will get me to a healthy weight!

Unknown said...

Hey I found your blog from bitchcakes recent post. You are fabulous and such a inspiration :)
Looking forward to following your amazing journey.

cyn said...

welcome back & so glad the little one is on the mend!

i just saw sheryl's (bitchcake) post & you are in it! woohoo congrats on the shout out!
you def deserve it!

happy friday!

Jenn said...

Thanks for sharing with us. I need to back track a little to see what was wrong with your little one, but I am glad to hear she is better and you are home!!!

Hope you have a blessed day.And you are right, those greasy things don't look so good!

Unknown said...

It IS so weird how your tastes change. I used to crave oatmeal muffins (and even had them on a daily basis at one point), NOW I crave sweet potatoes... Seriously!?!?! I hadn't even SEEN a sweet potato before last year, and now they are my go-to side dish! I LOVE avocados.

I'm not going to lie though, some days I still crave the horrid foods I used to eat all the time, and sometimes I still have them, but those days are becoming fewer and farther between. I LOVE it!

Unknown said...

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Teresa Halminton said...

Not only you :D I really concern about what I eat and how to consume them later :/ but just can't handle those delicious dishes.
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