HELLOOOOOOOO!~ Long time no see…

Sorry I’ve been MIA. School has drained me of all life.

I owe you all lots of updates and pics, and especially since the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY is coming up!

Here is a little something to hold you all over til then!

Before and After pics…. (sorry the after pics are not my usual official pics, they are what I have right this moment)

Measurements:

Date 3/25/10
Weight: 186
Neck 12.5″
Chest 37″
Up. Arm  12.5″
F. Arm 9.5″
Waist  32″
Hip  42″
Thigh  24.5″
Calf  15.5″
Estimated Lean Mass   135.58
Estimated Fat Mass  51.42

Compared to –

Date 4/18/09
Weight: 241 lbs
Neck 13.5″
Chest  44″
Up. Arm  15″
F. Arm  11″
Waist  43.5
Hip  53″
Thigh  30″
Calf    17.5″
Estimated Lean Mass 132.55
Estimated Fat Mass  108.45

Week 32 weigh in

New weekly weigh in video and update

Cookbook: Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

As mentioned in my video on The Weight Loss Diaries channel on YouTube, here is the info about the cookbook I raved about today

You can learn more about the book and the authors here: http://www.skinnybitch.net/kitch.html

The recipe I mentioned in the video is DELISH! I can’t find the nutritional info online, but I will check the book and post it for you.

Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookies

  • 2-1⁄2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1⁄2 cups evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 cup refined coconut oil
  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter, chunky or smooth (whichever you prefer)
  • 1⁄4 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed potato chips

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine the sugar, coconut oil, and peanut butter, mixing on medium-high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the water, molasses, and vanilla, mixing until well combined. With the mixer on lowspeed, add the flour mixture in 3 to 4 additions, mixing each addition until almost fully incorporated. Add the potato chips, mixing until just combined.

Arrange 2-tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press to about 3⁄4-inch thick, then use the back of a fork to mark each cookie with a crosshatch pattern, if desired. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned and the centers are set. Thoroughly cool on a cooling rack. Then eat enough to make yourself sick.

Makes about 40

The night before weigh in…

T’was the night before weigh in, and all though the house… I thought I could come up with a cute story to go here, but I’m too tired tonight. I’ll work on it 😉

Well, tomorrow is supposed to be my do-or-die weigh in day. The one where I see a good number and everything is magically better. It’s not going to happen. Not this week.

I didn’t do bad this week… I wish I could say I did, it would justify what’s been going on, but I haven’t, really.

Tonight when I weighed myself before getting on email, I was 207.9. Earlier in the week, I was 209.6… Yeah, I was freaking out. Made THIS video for the YouTube channel.

I took my YT friends’ advice and drank water like crazy today – over 140 ounces to be exact. Plus I walked to and from school with the kids, did lots of housework and ended my night with push-ups and sit-ups.

I think I am going to get checked up on everything next week if the scale does not start showing better numbers. I am going to measure tomorrow to see how the inches are… if I can find my measuring tape!

I am getting pretty frustrated. It was not this hard for those first 20 weeks, why does it have to be so hard now?

Look for a weekly weigh in post tomorrow.

Week 21 weigh in and GOOD NEWS

Week 21 weigh is – down exactly 1 pound to 199.2 – back in ONEderland at least!

Also….