Journal Entry – April 12 and 13

April 12 & 13– Days 97 & 98

Results Are In! (Weekly Weigh In)

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Weight: 1 lb. loss

Chest: no change

Waist: 1/4 inch loss

Arm:  L-R no change

Thigh:  L-R no change

One more pound down and a quarter-inch on the waist!  Whoot whoot!  I know nothing else changed this week but last week was really good with 4 lbs and some inch loss, so I’m happy it’s all going in the right direction!

Super Saturday – April 12, 2014

I attended a Team Beachbody Event this weekend and guess who I met!? “MY GIRL TANIA!”

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Yes! Tania Ante Baron was there! I was so excited to meet her.  My hair was an 80’s theme mess and I didn’t think to pose, but I got the picture! HAHA!  If you ever do the Focus T25 videos, then you know that Tania is the modifier in the videos and she has helped MANY continue to move even when it feels like you are not able to.  So she is like a rock star to me plus I spend 25 minutes a day with her on these videos  I got to meet her!  Whoa!  She was nice, her husband and their baby were there as well.  It was a nice surprise!  🙂

The Salad Ban Is Lifted

So for a while I banned salad from my diet.  For years whether I was on a high protein/low carb diet, Medifast or any other diet, my go to for a “healthy meal” was always salad.  It got to the point where if anyone mentioned salad as a meal option, I reacted as if a vampire to garlic.  Ok…that’s extreme but I just was so tired of salad  that it was getting to me.  So I somewhat banned it.  I had one here or there, but they were not top of the menu.  I am happy to announce that I have had not one but two salads this week.  A kale salad and a powerhouse salad (also using kale as the bed, if you will.)  I will give those recipes with ingredients and preparation instructions soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share the below salad recipe with you.  It’s quick it’s yummy and low in calorie.

I found the recipe HERE on Men’s Health.  There are eight more good ones so click to get the others.  All of the recipes make four servings so you can half the recipe if it’s too much or double it for a partaaaaay!

Curried Chicken

Servings for 4

4 cups chicken
1 small diced onion
1 cup shredded carrot
¼ cup golden raisins
½ cup mayo (I used light mayo)
1 tsp curry powder

Curry powder is perhaps the most under-utilized seasoning in your spice rack. Try this salad and you’ll agree.

160 calories
8 g fat (1 g saturated)
160 mg sodium
10 g carbohydrates
11 g protein
1 g fiber

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Journal Entry – April 12 and 13

    • Thanks! You know….there is something to that staying even. It shows that we do have the ability to maintain and the body is saying, “hey, I got this,” even though we always want it to go down. I’m really impressed with you staying on this low carb journey. I pull my inspiration from your stories and others going through the same challenges, so thank you!

  1. Oh wow, well done! It’s amazing how we get used to our exercise gurus. I remember back in the late 80’s early 90’s when I would spent at least an hour every morning with Jane Fonda, whenever I see her now on TV I remember the hours we spent with me sweating and gasping for air while she effortless remained super cool and beautiful and don’t get me started on how I reshaped my legs with my ‘good friend’ Callan Pinkney. Ouch! My muscles are hurting just at the thought of her.

    These things all help to keep us going in the right direction.

      • I know! There was a minor celeb over here did a workout DVD and at the end there were out takes and it showed you her lying on a sofa having a facial in between takes and having a cigarette. She was the sort to tell it how it was and I think she must have insisted that it reflect that she has a few breaks.

        Even while she was doing the work out she kept saying that she couldn’t keep up. I admired her honesty.

    • Awesome! I’m glad that it was a helpful recipe. Now that the weather is warming up, I’m getting into salads again so between curry and sriracha, I’m making sure I get good ingredients in my salads! I know when I saw her I was like “My girl Tania” hahaha. Too much. She really is quite normal and friendly!

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