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I'm Kate. I'm 25 and a busy nurse journeying through life! I'm restarting my weight loss journey! I started off with Jenny Craig but now I'm doing it on my own with the support of my beautiful bloggy friends!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday!

Hi everybody!

I feel like such a bad blogger, not keeping up with you! I've just been SO CRAZY! Between working all the time and rehearsals every night from either 6-9 or 7-10 (in a town about 30 minutes away from me), I have been WIPED. Today I am so exhausted I'm not even going to Target today...and ya'll know how much I love Target! I have healthy food left and I'll go to the store this weekend and pick up more fresh veggies, but for now I am set.

I weighed in today, after a little break...I'm down another 2.3 pounds!! And last night I splurged and had Chinese food for dinner. So I'm wondering if I'm not holding on to some fluid because I already feel a huge difference in my clothes. I was a good girl though, I didn't eat my whole meal. Instead I ate about 1/2 and put the rest in the fridge for lunch today! Yipee! I put it all into my calorie counter and I feel good!

I've also been doing a TON of exercise. Dance rehearsals will get my blood flowing and I've been practicing my dancing. I am not tthe most graceful but I try hard! And its really good exercise. I've also been walking more and doing more activity.I feel a difference...and I also feel more tired! I guess it's par for the course!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Way Busy Wednesday!

I'll admit, ya'll, I am cheating myself a bit because I weighed in yesterday! DOWN 3.2 YIPEE! I weighed in yesterday because I am at my parents' house today for some time with my mom and some much needed R&R! I didn't want to weigh in on a different scale.

Work has been crazy...honestly, I don't know how much more I can take. I just keep on going and praying. And then add rehearsal from 7-10 every M-Th and woof. I am going to make it but damn I am tired. I'm starting not to feel so good today too, my body is aching and I am really hoping I'm not coming down with something. I was at a patient on Sunday who kept COUGHING ON ME despite me repeatedly offering them tissues and reminding them to cover their cough. Disgusting. Honestly, I could not wait to get out of there. I had a nasty horrible headache yesterday that lingered....finally I slept it off. It could just be stress but I definitely don't feel 100%. Blehhh...especially with all the crap going around, I really cannot afford to be sick right now!

Eating has been really good this week. I have been doing Special K shakes or peanut butter toast for breakfast. I bought Peanut Butter and CO white chocolate peanut butter. It is ALL NATURAL, no preservatives and SUPER YUMMY! I love it for breakfast, it makes me feel like I'm cheating even when I'm not! Lunches have been great too! It's been SO busy so I've often been doing hummus, peppers, string cheese and turkey pepperoni or a Lean Cuisine in a real pinch! Having turkey bacon around and having TUrkey BLTs has been yummy too! I am back on track and doing well!

I didn't go grocery shopping today because I'm not at home! But don't worry, I have plenty of healthy food at home :) I'll go shopping Saturday this week!!

Hope everyone is having a good day!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Weekend Update!

Well, it was another working weekend but honestly, I can't say that it was too bad. I got up and showered, had a nice breakfast and was on my way. I did hit a slight snag when I got to my office and the DOOR WAS BROKEN! The key did not work! So I was unable to get in and get admission packets, thank God I had 2 in the car for my 2 admissions. If I have any tomorrow that means I have to drive into Hartford and get some because the door is broken, UGH. I realllllly hope that does not happen because I will be incredibly unhappy to have to do that. But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

It'll be nice to have some extra money, that's for sure! I won't complain about that. Since I have been consistently eating healthier, I feel really a lot better. I feel like my stress is more manageable and I'm feeling like I have more energy. I've been sleeping better too, yipee!

It is that TOM so I have been a little crampy but nothing serious! Although my appetite has been next to nothing. Yesterday I was so turned off by food! But I ate small little things and made my calorie level so I wouldn't put my body into starvation mode. And I woke up pretty hungry this morning, so I had a Special K shake. On days when I have to work, these are a godsend! It's got protein and vitamins and it keeps me full until lunch time. Today I got home, finished my charting and then made buffalo chicken salad.  I LOVE spicy food and this is SO amiazing! I should've taken a picture but I devoured it before I started writing this post, hehe.

What I've been doing is taking a Tyson Grilled and Ready chicken breast fillet (AWESOME for an easy meal!!) you cook it in the microwave for 2.5 minutes then I cut it into bite sized pieces and toss it with some hotsauce in a bowl. Then I do about 2-2.5 cups of Romaine. I have a large bag and I do about 1/2 of it per serving and there are 3 servings in there. I added 1oz of crumbled blue cheese and 0.5oz crushed tortilla chips for just a little bt of a crunch, an a bit of thinly sliced onion. Then I add 2 tablespoons of blue cheese dressing and I use some extra hotsauce to thin it out. NOM! I am just gaga for this delicious, healthy meal. SO good! And VERY filling, I'll tell you. Between the chicken and the blue cheese, it keeps me full and satisfied until dinner time! LOVE it!

Also this week I have been eating Turkey BLTs. On WEdnesday I cooked a package of turkey bacon in the oven so it stayed straight and didn't drown in grease. And I've been eating it on Sara Lee Natural and Delicious 45 calorie bread. No preservatives and only a handful of ingredients, it's not filled with chemicals like many other bread! I eat 2 slices with butter lettuce, some fresh sliced organic tomato, 1 tablespoon of light mayo and about 2-3 slices of turkey bacon, depending on my calorie count  that day. Served with a portion of Alexia chiptole sweet potato fries cooked fresh and hot from the oven...YUM! And it's SO easy to put together too! Love it!

I still have lean cuisines in the freezer but I'm trying to do as much cooking as I have time for. On Monday I start rehearsals for Godspell in which I'm playing Joanne. And I know that my schedule is going to become more hectic, so I love having the option to just throw a lean cuisine in my bag and I can eat it before rehearsal or on a break! Works for me!

I hope that everyone is having a lovely Saturday...I stayed FAR far away from any grocery stores today but I'm sure it's busy as heck before the Superbowl here in the states. If you're going, Godspeed...if you already went, I'm glad you made it out alive! Have a good weekened everybody! <3