4.01.2014

One Month Later.



Weigh In for this week:

190 - so a 4 pound loss this week. Whew. I worked for those pounds so I'm pretttttty happy right now :)
{That puts me at a total of 20 pounds lost}



This week was a lot easier for me, I felt more organized and making healthy choices was easier. My house is filled with all kinds of fruits and veggies {thankfully it's fruit season!} and being home makes it easier for me to cook. A lot.


We've been obsessed with asparagus lately. 


A new recipe I tried in the crockpot. Chicken Massaman Curry

The weekend is always the hardest for me because I hate staying home and we are usually out and about all day. Which means eating out.  We did go to my favorite breakfast place after Madison's soccer game, but I was a good girl and ordered the most sensible thing on the menu, minus cheese. Oh I miss cheese.  A lot of people asked why no dairy and it's part of the Advocare Cleanse - dairy can be inflammatory. While I miss cheese and yogurt I'm sure with all my body's been through cutting out inflammatory items from my diet for a while can only help me.


Eating healthy always means extra trips to the grocery store for fresh produce. You can see why I bring him along :) I made sure to keep a steady stream of good stuff in the house to keep me motivated. 


I've been tracking in My Fitness Pal, I forgot how useful it is to see exactly how much you are eating. Some days I find it hard to get in my calories, I get busy with the kids and just run out of time. In a pinch I've been using the Advocare Meal Replacement Bars, they are SO FREAKIN' GOOD. I've been missing out!!


While I think MFP is the best tool out there I wish you could make more personal adjustments to the goals, I also hate that it puts everyone at 1200 calories. My daily goal right now is 2100. One day I spent a nursing session browsing other peoples diaries, wow, a lot of them don't seem to be eating enough. Maybe they just aren't tracking everything on there, but I really think most of them are starving. Feed your body!


I'd love to put the linkup here, but linky tools is not working for me this morning. Of course. I will try to put it in later this morning. 




INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK/PINTEREST/KEEK

24 comments:

  1. If you sign on to MyFitnessPal online you can make more personal adjustments. I've used it for over two years and have adjusted my meals, calories, protein and everything! Check out the online website, it's much easier to personalize you're account and the adjustments will show on your app after! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. They've update the app, and you can adjust everything now! All the macros, calories, etc.
    Looking fantastic, Megan! You are such an inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  3. If you have an iPhone try downloading the app My Macros. You can adjust your protein/fats/carbs however you desire. I just downloaded it and it's great!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really enjoy reading your blog. I didn't just have a baby, but I am trying to re-commit myself to losing weight. I did good for a while, but some of it has started to creep back on. I'll be following along with your weekly recaps. You are very motivational!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I concur with the MFP updates! If you log in using the website, you can personalize your calorie goal and then your macros from there. I went to IIFYM.com to figure out my suggested macro ratio then put all of that data into MFP. I love it! And keep up the great work! Seeing how much you're enjoying your new family of 4 makes me want to start trying for our second!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  7. When I filled it out MFP with my ht, wt and goals it put me at 1700! :) I think people just think 1200 is the magic number for losing weight. If I dont eat enough I DO NOT lose. You are doing awesome Megan!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congrats to you!!! Having a new baby is not an excuse for you--loving how committed you are! Get it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awesome job, Meg. Have you ever considered Whole30? It sounds similar to what you're doing -- but cutting out even MORE possibly inflammatory foods (quinoa, rice, etc.). I am on Day 37 (or something around there) and LOVING it. I've never felt better, have not been bloated AT ALL, and have been sleeping amazingly. Anyway, just an idea. Obviously what you're doing is working. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love MFP. When I needed to make sure I was staying on track, I always used it for a few weeks. You are doing a great job!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Like everyone else already said you can personalize your goals with the online version...and yay for 4 pounds, I bet that feels pretty dang good!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You look great!! Good job with the 4 lbs this week! Also, I know a while ago you posted a link to a calorie calculator where you could put in your height, weight, activity level etc and it gave you a better goal for calories for the day. I used that as my goal in MFP and it has really worked well for me. I just adjust it up for days I get a little more gym time in! I tried the 1200 cal diet when I first started MFP and it was really hard to get even all the healthy foods in on 1200.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I can't believe it has been a month already! How is that possible? You look FANTASTIC! Keep up the good work.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Keep up the amazing work Meg!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am guilty of forgetting to track everything on MFP.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great post! Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great job! You look great and are such an inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  18. You look so great for only being one month out! When we started eating clean frequent grocery trips were a pain but now I love them. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hey girl!! You are doing awesome!! So proud of you :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I've also noticed people eating really low calories! Some fitness apps will even let you go below 1200/day - that just makes me hungry to think about!

    Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  21. You can personalize your goals for carbs, protein, fat and calories.. I think if you search the message boards they'll tell you how. If you want to email me I can walk through mine and write down the steps. And I agree, most people aren't eating enough and MFP doesn't seem to recognize the eat to lose process

    ReplyDelete
  22. When I first started using MFP it started me at 1200 calories and I was STARVING! I talked to my personal trainer and she couldn't believe it started me that low. After I adjusted it, I am doing SO much better! But I agree 1200 calories isn't alot. Maybe if you are small and dont live an active lifestyle that can work but not for me!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I bought 3 bundles of asparagus the other day. First asparagus of the season...and what if I came back and they didn't have any more?!? Crisis!

    ReplyDelete
  24. You can set your own goals on MFP!

    ReplyDelete

Make my day and leave me a love note!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...