Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

I'm back on track!! This week I'm down 2.6 lbs. I'm very excited!! I'm also excited because today I'm wearing a pair of capri's that I bought on vacation that are a size 4. I need to measure myself. I haven't done that since April. I'll be back at Yogalates today. I didn't go yesterday because I had a Dr's appt. I found a lump thingy under my chin so I went & had it checked out. He said it was a swollen lymph node from being so sick the last month. It should be gone in a week.

I went & had my nails done yesterday. I had the Shellac polish put on my fake nails last time I went. I meant to take a picture of what they looked like yesterday but I forgot. It had been 3 weeks since I had them done & they were just starting to show signs of wear. They'd grown out quite a bit so I needed a refill.  I did Shellac again but I got the French Manicure.

Last night I actually cooked something. Well, some people won't consider it cooking but I used the oven so it's cooking to me. My friend Allison's aunt told us about how she's been making these little individual size pizzas out of pitas.  Depending on what you put on them they can be really low cal. I used a whole wheat pita which was 150 calories. I bought the Great Value brand pizza sauce. It was something like 30 calories for 2 tbsp. My favorite pizzas are full of veggies so I used mushrooms, red onions, black olives & red & yellow bell peppers. Of course as usual when I'm cooking I messed up. It wasn't anything major. I forgot to put the cheese on so I had to add it on top of all the veggies. I used mozzarella. It was really good. I think it would've been better though if you put sauce, then cheese, then veggies. Anyway, before you put anything on the pitas you need to put them in the oven for a few minutes at 400 & flip them until they get firm but not hard. Then put all your stuff on the pita & put it back in the oven until the cheese melts. This is the finished product. 
Not the greatest picture in the world but you get the idea. I'll definitely do this again. Something else I've discovered that I really like is Greek yogurt. BUT only a certain kind.
I've tried a zillion brands & a zillion flavors. Everytime I say "I'm done" because I HATE it but then I read about how great it is for you & I buy more. I love the one above. I absolutely cannot stand the Honey & I don't like Plain BUT Vanilla & Strawberry are sooooo good!!!

I mentioned that I'm going to attempt my first 5K in November. Well, in the first step towards that goal, I downloaded the C25K app on my phone. I was happy to see that the program is just 30 mins., 3 times a week for 9 weeks. I think I can do it. Of course it would be nice if the 110 degree heat index days would leave us. My plan is to start the training on August 13th (I have to work myself up to this). That will give me the 9 weeks I need to complete the program & 2 weeks to practice running the full 3 miles. We'll see what happens.

Toodles!

15 comments:

  1. OMG-- you aren't kidding about this heat and running. I am sweating while Im stretching!

    Congrats on the weight loss. Don't ya just love those "down" weeks? And.. uhmmm if you are a size 4, why are you dieting, doll??

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  2. Size 4!???? I am sooo jealous! This pizza sounds wonderful. My favorite is the veggies, I wouldn't care if I had meat or not if it is full of veggies. Great job on the weight loss.

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  3. Wow! You are really getting serious about this diet thing. Congrats, Traci! How much have you lost so far? I quit my strict diet. I lost 10 lbs, just watching what I eat now....Christine

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  4. Congratulations!!! Size 4 is amazing!! And that pizza looks SO good! We made pita pizzas not too long ago, but they definitely weren't healthy. Haha!

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  5. Good for you on your weight loss. I am losing about a pound a week and today I'm down 11 pounds total! :) Thanks for the recommendation for the Greek yogurt. I will have to look for that brand!

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  6. Lydia - the jealous sister-n-lawAugust 4, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Congrats on being back on track with the weight loss. NOW, I'm getting pissed about your size 4 - LOL. You're like 4 inches taller then me and we're in the same size. Therefore, I'm looking like the goodyear blimp. No, I'm really happy for ya. I was doing well, but I quit logging my food. Therefore, I'm up several pounds.

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  7. Congrats on your continued weight loss. You are consistent and that is great. I love that greek yogurt too!

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  8. Congrats on being down!
    I LOVE those pita pizzas and could keep mine under 4 pt when I was doing weight watchers. I used the whole wheat pitas and topped with the part skim mozz cheese, veggies and sometimes lowfat deli meat. My kids like them too :)

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  9. That pizza looks so good! Yum!

    I want to get another mani like that. I loved the fact that my nails looked good for a long time!

    I need to download that app. C25K. You made it sound like I can handle it. :)

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  10. so happy to find you lovely blog! that recipe sounds yumsters and certainly something husband-approved! i know what you mean about greek yogurt. i've got a love/hate relationship with it as well...its odd consistency turned me off at first, but i've grown to appreciate all its health benefits! have a beautiful, blessed day:)

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  11. I was a size 4 once....many years ago, but I was happy yesterday when I went out to buy a dress for my niece's wedding and it was a 6...I have wheat pitas...I made pita sandwiches last night...I will try those...they sound good. I walk...too old to run any more...but I walk about 4 miles a day...and in this heat it's tough...but I like it! Good luck on the 5K!!

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  12. Well, I always think it is good to eat mostly healthy stuff-but I have to chuckle that you are a size 4 and dieting!! As for Greek Yogurt, I love it and can't eat the other stuff anymore. I don't like the honey kind either even though I love honey. I can do strawberry and blueberry. I like the brand you show, the fage and now Dannon is making one that is somehow becoming the one you are showing. I use the plain on a baked potato or to thicken things just like I would sour cream. Yum, I have it for breakfast every morning!

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  13. Well, I always think it is good to eat mostly healthy stuff-but I have to chuckle that you are a size 4 and dieting!! As for Greek Yogurt, I love it and can't eat the other stuff anymore. I don't like the honey kind either even though I love honey. I can do strawberry and blueberry. I like the brand you show, the fage and now Dannon is making one that is somehow becoming the one you are showing. I use the plain on a baked potato or to thicken things just like I would sour cream. Yum, I have it for breakfast every morning!

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  14. You are doing SO amazing. I mean for real...WOW!

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  15. Traci, great loss this week! It can be so hard to get back into the groove after vacation. You have done so well. Wow, you are going to do a 5K. Good for you!

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