Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I bought a dozen doughnuts and brought them to work, but I have not consumed any, nor do I plan to. A nice fresh apple for me instead 🙂

Today will be the start of my second week of Month 2 of Insanity. Only 3 more weeks! I can see the finish line within my reach!

I’ve hit a bit of a plateau with my weight loss it seems. I haven’t been able to get below 157lbs, but I’m trying to not let it get to me. Just continuing to eat well and exercise, and I’m sure it will happen eventually. Plus I know it’s not really supposed to be about the number, but I really would like to reach my goal of 149 by March 31st. I still have time.

I am super excited for this weekend! It’s my first full weekend off in a long time, and I’m packing as much into it as possible. On Friday I’m heading to NJ and meeting up with a friend, and then having dinner with my aunt and cousins. Saturday I’m having lunch with my mom and then heading back to Brooklyn. My two friends are coming over from NJ and spending the night in BK.

I’ve planned my meals ahead of time! I looked up the restaurants that I’m eating at on Friday and Saturday and picked a healthy pasta and salad. Mike and I got ingredients to make guac, some veggie tortilla chips, low fat brie with multi-grain flaxseed crackers, and we’ll be using our juicer to make a fresh juice sangria. We’re going to order pizza from Barboncino.It has some super yummy/organic and relatively healthy pies. Zucchini and eggplant=delicious. We’ll follow dinner and drinks with some bowling. Sunday we’ll probably go out to brunch, and then the rest of the day will be primarily for relaxation 🙂

Extra butter fresh popped popcorn

Last night Mike and I used a groupon I had for Gustorganics. The baked empanada appetizers were good.The tofu fajitas were amazing, but the zucchini “noodles” with pesto was super bland. The service was pretty awful as well. Not bad for a groupon deal, but I probably wouldn’t go there again.

I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day. I might be making some other yummy snacks this weekend. If I do, I’ll try to take pictures and post some recipes!

UPDATE:

Food I’ve been offered for free at my internship today:

Chocolate Cake

Lemon Cake

Cupcakes

Chocolates

Lollipops

Champagne

Boxes of every type of pizza imaginable

What I’ve actually eaten today:

Cheerios with banana, soy, and freeze dried raspberries

1 Granny Smith Apple

1 Orange

1/4 cup of nuts

Veggie Burger

Brussel Sprouts

English Breakfast tea with honey and steamed soy

 

My boss who is aware of my healthy diet and exercise was cutting a piece of chocolate cake as I was making myself tea, to which he said, “Girl, you inspire me to get my life together.” Yesterday, he was also kind enough to compliment me by saying, “Look at you! You’re disappearing before my eyes!” I was wearing a pencil skirt that is form fitting with a tank top and cardigan. In the past, I’ve only been able to wear that skirt if it was hidden under a baggy sweater. It was nice to be able to wear it in a way that shows off my shape and be complimented in it. This is my motivation to continue to say no to the massive amounts of temptation I’ve been coming across. I don’t believe in completely depriving myself of sweets or junk food. Everyone deserves an indulgence now and then, but I’d like to think that I should save an unhealthy treat for some time when I really really want it. I don’t want to give into every whim for chocolate and grease, otherwise I’ll go back to consuming much more often than I should. Feeling proud and continuing to say, “no thanks!” to the treats coming my way.

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