I never told you guys how much I weighed this week because I was ashamed. When I don’t like the number I see on the scale, I feel a bit like a failure and I pretend if I don’t tell people, that it means it never happened. But this journey is about accepting all the bad stuff and the good stuff, and I don’t want you guys thinking I am absolutely perfect at changing my whole entire lifestyle and I don’t have difficulties too. Last weekend was tough since I had injured myself and was unable to go hiking and do the crazy things I wanted to do. Instead, I have been pretty much stuck on the couch for most of the time. I got frustrated and I definitely ate way more than I should. On Monday, I had gained 2 pounds back and was at 201. I know it is not a big deal, but I was super excited to be in the 100’s, and I could barely keep that victory for very long. Luckily, I am doing this one-salad-a-day challenge which has kept me very focus on my healthy eating since I am still not doing a lot of moving. So over the course of 5 days, I have been able to bring myself back down to 199. I was so hoping to get down to 197, but unfortunately that is just not in the cards. Especially if I am not as active. I am super grateful for the salad challenge because I have a feeling I would be eating way more calories than I should be because I wouldn’t feel like doing any actual cooking. Phew. I feel so better coming clean with you guys!
Also despite my injury, I still made dinner last night. I am not very good at this whole “don’t do much on your feet” thing. My husband works extremely hard (especially lately as business has been really picking up), and I really wanted to make something nice and healthy for him. So I made a Turkey Meatloaf which was actually really tasty and easy to put together, steamed green beans, and mashed garlic cauliflower.
1 pound ground turkey meat
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs
salt and pepper (how much depends on your taste)
small fresh chopped onion sauteed in oil until clear
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Saute your onions.
3. Mix turkey, egg, bread crumbs, seasonings, ketchup and onions in a bowl. Make into a loaf shape on a pan or put in a bread pan.
4. Mix ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and spoon on top of the meatloaf.
5. Bake for 40 – 55 minutes.
Super easy and quite tasty!
I am hoping to have a very good weekend and get down to 197 before my 23rd birthday (which is next Saturday! Whoo!). I am also going to do my best to heal up and rest my foot because I really need to get back in the saddle (literally). I miss my pony. =(
For now, I get to wear this: