Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

So today is Halloween (yes i know i am posting @ 1:30am, but I am still up.) So yesterday (Friday, which for me its still Friday, as i haven't slept yet for it to be unofficially Halloween) I went to weigh-in, I wasn't expecting much as I have not been able to get to crossfit for almost 3 weeks (my back tweaked on me and I had to stop excercising for a few days, even had to go to the doctor to get some good drugs. Doctor told me I could still exercise but only in small amounts at first, so I took a few days off and didn't exercise (but still followed my food plan, no cheating here), I then slowly went back to the gym (not crossfit, I attend 2 different gyms, 1 being the standard gym, and the other being crossfit.) I have slowly upped my time on the machines to where if I continue at my current rate that I should be back in crossfit in a little under 2 weeks, with my back being back up to between 85-95% stenght back and it shouldnt tweak out when I stand for more then 10-15 minutes.

So other then exercising I have been following the food plan, and you would think that this time of year would be hard with all the candy and my favorite candy are those candy corn. (I could eat those things all day if I was given the chance.) Now that I have been on this new food plan, which honestly I love, who wouldn't love to eat steak and pork and chicken and bacon all the time, esp the steak & bacon part, my sister made me ribs the other day, I tried really hard not to eat them all in 1 sitting like the first time she made me ribs. I was able to save 2 ribs for the next day for snack. Another favorite is the steaks we use to buy at costco (they no longer sell them) they are steak flanks wraped in bacon stuffed with bacon chunks and mushrooms. So I found the receipe online and started making my own. the first time didnt turn out correctly, they tasted great, but the appreance wasnt correct. 2nd time my sister made them, they tasted great and looked great as well. Now for the 3rd time (which will be made in the next few days, will hopefully be made more like my sisters. )

So back to the halloween candy, I had to run to the store for some salsa to go on my salad (another side note: I can't have salad dressing at least the store bought ones as it contains alot of oils that I cant have, if anyone knows of a good salad dressing that just has stuff from the "can eat post" I would love to have the reciepe.) So I walked past the candy isle with all the halloween candy out, and yeah i could smell it, but it didnt even phase me that I could grab a bag and cheat. It was like it was any other item on the shelves, I didn't want it.

So back to Fridays weigh-in I lost 3 pounds this week. So now a total of 23.5 pounds down since I started. Its now the end of week 7. Not too bad. Here is an updated photo taken tonight at my sisters house.


Nadia said...

You are awesome, Nicole! I'm so proud of you and your will power...can you share some? Can't wait til you can come back to crossfit!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Sadly, I was not quite as strong when it came to resisting Halloween candy urges, haha. Thanks for the comment :]