Monday, August 20, 2012


Got back from my trip late last Monday. I weighed myself on Tuesday, and was up 2lbs to 216. I wasn't surprised, I wasn't going to spend my whole vacation searching for somewhere in this small mountain community that served healthy food. I ate healthy at camp, got what I wanted when we went out, and splurged on dessert twice. The difference between this time and every other time I've gained is I KNEW I could get it back off. I didn't feel discouraged, or like I failed. I got back on track and got back to work. So, I also moved weigh ins to Monday, since that gave me a week to work, instead of 1 day. So, here is the update from this week:


That is 8.6lbs gone, and I'm already seeing a difference in the way some of my clothes fit!!!

I went back to my first blog post last year, and here is a refresher of my stats from October 27, 2011
waist? 42"
mid-thigh? 23 1/2"
calf? 16"
upper arm? 14 1/2"

I'm so super happy that I'm below that weight!!! I decided to remeasure myself we go!
Waist: 41"  That's one inch down!!!

Mid-thigh: 22" HOLY COW!
Calf: 15 3/4"  A loss is a loss!!!
Upper arm: 14" This one I was most worried about...Its one of my most self consious places!!!

I'm very happy with the results so far, and am motivated to keep working. My elliptical still hasn't arrived, so I'm seeing this progress without exercise. I can't wait to see what exercise does for me...especially the measurements part!!!

So, a food update:
Still addicted to wraps made with laughing cow cheese. These are an absolute staple!
I've also found a delicious snack made with a wrap, Chocolate PB2, and a banana. It is a super yummy, sweet treat packed with protein. I LOVE it!

I've been taking an organic precooked brown rice I got at costco, mixing it with some frozen asian veggies and chopped chicken, and drizzling different kinds of asian sauces. It is super yummy and cures my chinese food fix! My favorites are the Panda Express sauces. They are only 30 calories per serving, and one serving is plenty for one of the bowls i make!!!
I'm a dessert junkie, specifically chocolate and ice cream! I've really enjoyed the healthy choice premium fudge bars. They are super chocolaty and creamy...and absolute craving fixer!!!

I can't wait for cooler weather. I love soup, and I've found some healthy soup recipes I can't wait to try!!!


  1. Awesome job Jodi.... Have you tried the skinny cow ice creams...super yummy !!! You are doing an awesome job and really motivating me as well

  2. Cindy- yes...I like the skinny cows too! I try to keep my desserts under 100 calories though, and theirs are 150. Their drumsticks are DELISH though!!!

  3. Awesome job Jodi!
    I took my measurements this morning Now that was a super scary event!