Facing Facts


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!

So this is my yummy salad that I had today! Lettuce, Spinach, Broccoli Sprouts, Green Pepper, Red Onion, Half of an Avocado, and 2 boiled eggs. Topped with yogurt honey mustard for a total of 417 calories.


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.

A total of 455 calories

Turkey Meatloaf

1 pound ground turkey meat

1/4 cup ketchup

1 egg

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:

I am rocking it.



11 thoughts on “Facing Facts


    So is it fractured? And don’t get so hard on yourself, let your body heal! Just try really, REALLY hard to eat right. If you can’t exercise/run, you gotta at least keep the diet in line.

  2. Ooh happy early birthday! Your birthday is the same day as my mom!

    Mine is technically tomorrow (my mom moved it for this year to November 4th though…) and I was REAAAALLY hoping to get down to my lowest (152lbs) but todays weigh in (155.2lbs) doesn’t make it seem like that will be possible. 😦 Dissapointing weigh ins before birthdays suck!

    Keep making good salad choices though and you will see, it’ll go down. 😉

  3. I understand how that feels when you work really hard and the scale doesn’t show it or if you have an off week! Your positivism is once again very inspiring to me!
    Ah it’s your birthday next weekend! *plots* 🙂

  4. Yay for being brave and admitting to your little gain! You will be down to your 197 in no time, keep positive and you will do it!

  5. Awww Cassy… I’m sorry to hear about your foot… and try not to be down about the weight. You know a barely lost a thing for about a month… it went up and down slightly too… by about a pound or two… but I know I’m preaching to the choir here LOL 😀

  6. I know exactly how you feel Cassy. I am embarassed as well about the weight roller coaster I have been on as well. But we need to just dig a little deeper and find the strength and motivation to get back at it. WE CAN DO IT! WE ALL CAN DO IT! 🙂

  7. I was in a walking cast two years ago for a stress fracture in my foot. I found that a nice way to get a little bit of activity in was through “boxing”. Obviously I wasn’t actually boxing against an opponent, and I had to modify some moves due to my own limitations, but moving your arms/upper body that much might be a nice way to get your heart rate up!

    • Yeah I heard punches are a great way to get your heart rate up! I just can’t be on my foot for too long though it does seem to be doing a lot better after 2 weeks of rest! I just have to remember not to push it too much. =D

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