Monday, January 30, 2012

weekend recap: I did it!!

Throw some confetti & blow some party horns because this weekend I did it! I actually got my lazy bones out of the house and back on running the streets...wait a minute that sounded shady..I meant literally running...on the street. AND of course I had to do it in style...
The only problem is I couldn't stop looking at my shoes when I was running. I think that might be a little dangerous & I wouldn't recommend it. I was doing really well and running up until the fall. But things got so busy that I mindlessly quit, but with my grandma's 90th birthday looming in the near future I knew I had to kick it into high gear (so I wouldn't be dodging the professional photographer the entire birthday extravaganza). I know a lot of you know about my weight loss journey and I promised to share my progress. So this is me checking in (for those of you new to the blog click here to read all about it). I not only have been trying to step it up when it comes to getting my exercise on, but I have also been gettin' my drink on as well. I have been going back to my early major weight loss days and having two meal replacement shakes a day which are beefed up with protein powder which contains lots of vitamins. My favorite shake recipe is seriously tastes like I am drinking a Butterfinger and I am NOT exaggerating. It is sugar free & low cal, what more could you ask for?!
Since routinely drinking these shakes, I have lost an additional 4 pounds in the last 3 weeks. I do realize that's not a whole lot, but now that I am adding some interval training and regular jogging into the mix the numbers should get a little bit better. However, I am celebrating the 4 pounds because weight off, is weight off & once you drink one of these shakes you will be hooked too because it just tastes so good & devilishly delicious. I wanted to share my recipe with you (which I have adapted from numerous online recipes, but this is what works for me). This Butterfinger shake seriously is a show stopper. Just humor me & try it, it will blow your weight loss mind.
4 oz skim milk
4 oz unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon low fat peanut butter
1 tablespoon sugar free/fat free chocolate pudding mix
2 tablespoons sugar free/fat free butterscotch pudding mix
1/3 container of jello sugar free mousse (in the cold section, already made)
5 cubes of ice
*add your own protein powder. I use 100% chocolate whey protein powder.
Blend together really well. It is BLISS in a cup!

The total calories (using my protein powder) is 330 calories.
If anyone tries it let me know what you think.

I also found fabric for the bedroom drapes this weekend as well as worked on my "secret project". But don't worry it wasn't all work & no play....
we made sure to take a few minutes to laugh out loud!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. * I want to say a big shout out & thank you to Centsationalgirl for picking my mirrored bedside table to feature on your blog yesterday. It made my day and I am thrilled to share it with everyone. Thanks again!

See you kiddos tomorrow!


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