Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 5 of Special K

Ok, I'm on day 5 and I haven't lost a pound. Hopefully it is just because I'm gaining muscles :) I have been bike riding, walking, yoga, and using the wii fit. When I measured myself yesterday I thought I gained an inch but then today I lost half an inch from Saturday. So, who knows if I'm measuring the same each time.

The food is ok. The first few days I was going through some major chip withdraw. Apparently I'm addicted to them. I really like the pretzel bar snack, chocolate shake and berry cereal. I don't like the granola cereal at all. It is just to fat free for me.

This process has been really hard for me. Must be why they call it a challenge. A few things that I hope I can take away are 1) to exercise/do something 30 minutes a day 2) what I snack on 3) what I cook.

Meal tip - divide your plate 1/2 should be salad/veggies, 1/4 lean protein, 1/4 starch. (mine was more like 1/2 fried meat and 1/2 starch)

Snack tip - precut veggies and fruit for a snack throughout the day

Each day seems to get a little better. I'm not as hungry as the day before. Maybe the whole hunger thing was just in my head. I do notice I eat more when I get bored. (like watching tv) I'm going to keep it up until at least this weekend. If I don't see anything change by then I might slowly introduce lunch back.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Weigh In

Day number one and I am so excited. My first protein shake wasn't bad. I bought the strawberry ones last night so I would have something for breakfast before our weekly shopping. They were on sale so an extra bonus. I was surprised on how much sugar they had but I'm glad it did. I'm not sure how long I can last on just shakes so we are going to the store before lunch!

I know a lot of you don't care/want to know but I was to keep a record of my first weigh in. Plus keep in mind I'm only 5'3''.

133 pounds and 34 1/2 inches

This week I'm going to try special's recipes. Seared Steak Salad, Jamaican Chicken Breast with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Lemon Pepper Salmon. I'm going to cook a few of my favorites to just so I don't go crazy with new stuff. It can be overwhelming. I'm going to try to post about 3 times a week with my thoughts so bare with me in the next few weeks. I promise the payoff of St John stories will be worth it.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Appliance Day

We got 3 out of 4 appliances yesterday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Real Countdown

Ok, I am starting a real countdown to our trip. I have decided to do the Special K Challenge. So what if I have never done a diet in my life. I went to and it is really simple . Plus the food looks great. I thought it was just going to be a bunch of cereal but it is more than that. I have decided to document this journey to keep myself accountable.

I'm going to start Saturday. Because A - we shop on Saturday for groceries and B - I'm going out to lunch with the girls tomorrow and the office orders lunch on Fridays. I also think it would be easier to start so it will be in sync with my grocery runs.

I'm getting so excited. I'm still looking over their website and I can't wait to try it. I am a little afraid of all the bars last time I went on a bar kick I got pretty sick of them. Good thing they have a lot to pick from. I like that you can also eat veggies and fruit. I might sub a snack for that. I'm going to weigh in Saturday morning. Stay tuned.

I'm debating the whole before and after pic. I think I'm going to skip that part.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Boy was Easter busy this year. We had so much fun! Saturday we went to the park with Matt's fam. It was so nice to just hang out and have fun. I brought the Chicken Salad of course my fav and Matt's parents brought burgers! Matt and I bought the girls gifts this year and put then in huge eggs. They were soo cool. Then we played a little ball. I had the bright idea to bring Pepper. Seriously maximize the second pic. It is perfect.

Then we went to the Rangers game at the Dr Pepper ballpark. That place was packed! This year they added popcorn and peanuts to the teddy section which is amazing.

The year my fam came over for Easter dinner. We tried the honey baked ham. Honestly I liked the ham we did for new years better. One good thing was you didn't have to put it in the oven at all.