Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm a losing machine

I apologize for the lack of update yesterday.  I was so exhausted after my high workout on Tuesday night that I went straight to bed.  Then work was super busy yesterday.  Although, it turns out to be a good thing because today's post is so much better!!  No one really wanted to hear me complain about running, right? 

Last night, I weighed and measured with Ms. All-star!  OMG I f'n rocked those measurements!  I've had great months before but nothing close to this one!  I remember in the very beginning losing 10lbs and being super excited!  Well this month has superseded that excitement by a 100%.  I weighed 240 (why can't all scales read the same).  I've lost 17lbs of fat and gained a 1lb of muscle!  There is a 1-inch difference in chest, waist and hips!!  I can't remember neck, thigh and arm.  I gained a 1/2-inch on my calves.  Woo hoo!  

It is nice to know that all the effort has been worth it.  I know some days that working out was the last thing I wanted to do but I did it.  I figured something was better than nothing.  I am sure Ms. AS has wanted to strangle me when telling me to push and keep going.  All the hard work has paid off though!   We have a long way to go but we are off to a great start!

My eating this week has been erratic.  I am not sure how nice the scale will be to be on Saturday.  I've been under on points/calories.  I also haven't been hungry.  I am eating because I know I should but not enjoying it.  I've only really cooked once and that needs to change.   I did make a super yummy veggie:

Roasted Fennel with Asiago 
1 large Fennel bulb or 2 medium ones
2 Tbsp Asiago cheese
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1/8 tsp salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400.  Cut the fennel bulb into slices.  Place fennel, oil, salt and pepper into a Ziploc bag to mix up ingredients.  Roast on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan for 12 min.  Mix in the cheese and bake for an additional 12 min or until tender.

I have never had fennel and it smelled so good roasting.  It tasted good too!  Make sure you get the slices tender those are much better than the crispy pieces!  I served with stuffed chicken breast (already prepared).  Enjoy!


  1. Those are some sweet stats for this week!! Congrats

  2. Wooo hooo! Isn't it great to know that you rule the world? At least, that's how I feel when I have a successful week like yours.

  3. Thanks so much for the support! This success is actually for the past month. I would be a little worried if that had been a week!! :) Those are still some impressive weeks for me!

    Destiny, Welcome to my little world.

    Suzi, I don't think I properly welcomed you! So WELCOME!!

  4. Yum, I love fennel!! And I can't believe that loss - you are beyond amazing :)

  5. I love fennel now too!! I try! :) But it wasn't easy that is for sure.