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Week 3 check in

Wow…Today marks second week in a row I’ve met goal of attending spin class 3x per week. I am so thrilled, you have no idea. Something is clicking in my head and this feels like it’s sticking!

Today I am REALLY hungry. My meals today:

1 piece Ezikiel toast w/tiny bit raw almond butter and scant amount of agave
amaranthe w/blueberries
1 green drink with green powder & raw kale, blueberries & that vegan protein powder you had me buy (millet, quinoa and amaranthe in it I think) in a base of unsweetened rice milk (it was less expensive than the other options)
1 organic fuji apple and about 1/8 cp raw almonds
1 piece Eziekiel bread w/vegan may & 1/2 avodado
2 thin slices of applegate farms herbed turkey breast (from trader joe’s)

Any ideas on a good dinner? I have some hoppin john made..maybe serve it with quinoa and some freshly juiced carrots?
A salad? (bleh)?


Getting fit — Step 1 — Step on scale — assess where U are at.

Okay. So today I stepped on a scale at the gym…fully clothed, minus the shoes. I saw the number. Big deal. I mean really. Big deal. I refuse to get bent out of shape and let a number define how I feel about myself.

If you’ve been with me on this journey the last year or so, you’ve seen me get fit (or fitter), lose weight, gain it back, discover breast cancer, go through two lumpectomies and become quiet in this stream for quite some time. I don’t know why I was so embarrassed to talk about how the cancer and surgery affected me. I guess I didn’t want my personal brand to become “that cancer girl”. Whatever. I’ll save psycho-analyzing for another day.

Fast forward to today. I AM SO BLESSED. The surgery is behind me and I’ve packed on a few pounds. But I have an entirely new chapter to begin and I’ve alive and HEALTHY! This morning I went to a yoga class AND a spinning class with my dear friend and whole foods nutrition coach, Robin Gentry McGee. She is working with me to get my house in order — physically — inside and out. I’m learning all about raw foods and vegan cooking and how to stock a healthy kitchen.

I love the journey I’m on. Things are only getting better from here. Stay tuned and join me!

P.S. I weigh 155 today. How’s THAT for transparency.

December 2009 -- 155 pounds

Week Two – Weigh-in Results

How did everyone do this week? Email your results and I’ll post them here. I didn’t exactly have a huge loss…in fact, the wii fit scale is saying I’m up .7 from last week (booooo hissss). I don’t care. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and increase my water and work harder this week. Easter vacation definitely put a little dent in the loss department, but no matter…onward!!

Carole — up .7 lbs but pants are looser!
Rebecca — Good news! Definitely more energy. And even better, definitely more self-esteem!
Julia — 30 minutes on the eliptical didn’t kill her (to quote her)
SueAnn — waiting a couple of days to weigh-in — Easter vacation bloat!
Casey — waiting a couple of days to weigh-in — Easter vacation bloat also!
Cindy — up 2.0 lbs but workouts=awesome & my cloths are very lose!
Lori — Down 4 lbs in the last two weeks!! Woot!!
Angela — Down 4 lbs this week! (Angie, how’d u do that??!!)
Luzanne — No official WI BUT my tight jeans are now looser and I didn’t gain any weight over easter!
Sheri — too stressed from tax season to go to WW mtg to weigh in yet this week