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Monitoring the Losses

Hi! I’m Courtney and I’m a habitual weigher.  If I pass by a scale, I weigh myself.  I know that if I weigh a certain weight at night, I can almost tell you to the decimal, what I will weigh the next morning.

Well, I’ve been on a weight loss journey for about 5 1/2 months and I’ve lost a little over 30 lbs.  I’ve been monitoring this weight loss with a scale I have had for years, and all it did was tell me what I weigh.  I found out there are scales that do so much more, so I had to kick up my monitoring a little by getting a new scale that does more stuff. I can look at my weight, my BMI and SOOO much more.  It’s really cool because it talks to my phone, so I no longer have to even manually track my weight.   I’ve used it for a few days now and I’m totally excited about it. The only thing I’ve noticed is that this scale weighs about a pound heavier. Until I get rid of the other scale, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be weighing myself on both of them every day! I know…it’s a little crazy, but that’s me!!

Scale: https://amzn.to/2FD7Yu1

Wedding fun

We went to a beautiful wedding last night at Chandler’s Gardens in McKinney.  It is a tree farm, as well as wedding venue.  The beautiful trees served as a gorgeous backdrop to get married! I’d never been to a wedding reception in a tent, but it was very beautiful!!

Now that I’ve hit my goal weight, I was worried about fitting into any of my clothes.  Luckily, I found this dress in my closet that fit ok and had sleeves.  My husband had to keep his pants up with a really tight belt.  First world problems, I know!  But good ones to have when you’re over fifty!! 

Reunion outfit

I had so much fun at my 35th high school reunion!  Everyone looked amazing!!And it was one of the best ones we have had over the years.  I found the cutest leopard sweater at Little Tipsy Boutique in Rockwall. It has the cutest back with a strip of material across the back.  I wish I would have gotten a photo of it, but they have one in the link.  I also got these cute over the knees boots there that I could actually pull up.  They didn’t say they were wide calved boots, but they had to have been!  I got the jeans at Ross for like $15.  I thought it was the perfect comfortable reunion outfit!

I almost made it to my goal weight in time for the reunion.  I made it the week after.  Now I have to decide whether or not to keep losing or move to the maintenance phase of the program!

Italian chicken salad

One thing I will tell you about a cruise is that you WILL gain weight.  I had so much fun on the cruise, but I gained about 6 lbs.  YIKES!  I’d already gained about 15 since I moved back to Dallas, so 6 more is totally not acceptable to me!! PLUS, my 30 year reunion is in 2 more weeks.  So, what is one to do in this situation?  Get back on track.  Start eating healthy.

I went to the book store and got a couple of South Beach Diet books.  I’m not going to do the full diet.  I don’t want anything that is restrictive, but they have some really good recipes in those books.  I’ve already done grocery shopping and plan to eat my own cooking for lunch and dinner rather than eat a lean cuisine at lunch and go to a restaurant for dinner.

This one I kind of made up on my own, but it was really good!!

Baked Italian Chicken:
1 chicken breast
1/4 bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing Lite
Lemon pepper to taste

Put the chicken breast in a pan and cover it with the italian dressing, it doesn’t have to be all the way full of the dressing, just enough so there is a little at the bottom.  Shake as much lemon pepper on top of the chicken as you like.  Put in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour or until cooked thoroughly.

Salad:
50/50 Spring Mix
Zesty Italian Dressing, Lite
Mozzarella cheese
Baked italian dressing
(you can also add tomatoes, onions, etc on top)

Make a bed of lettuce.  Put mozzarella cheese on top of the lettuce. Put chicken strips on top of the cheese. Cover with Italian Dressing.

You now have a healthy salad to eat that will fill you up!!

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