It feels good to be on track!

I am thrilled to report I am on my 3rd consecutive day of being on track! I plan to finish the day strong. I have already gone for a short walk during work because I know tonight will be busy.

I didn’t get my 10 minutes of exercise in yesterday, but met my other goals. I get two days off of exercise anyway, so it’s all good.

I have lost 6 pounds in 2 days. I know it’s probably all fluid retention, but it feels great to have it off! I was feeling extremely bloated and puffy. I am back to my 30 pound total loss. This is what I want to maintain until the end of the month, so I need to lose a few more before the temptations really hit.

Holiday treats are already showing up in the office. Today it’s Godiva chocolates. OMG I could eat them all! But then I’d feel disgusting.¬†Luckily, they are in our lunch room up one floor and down a long hall. I am going to avoid that room at all costs. I am feeling strong today so I will go with it.

How are the rest of you doing?

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Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

I made a quick run to the grocery store last night while Cameron was at Girl Scouts. I didn’t have much time, but knew I needed to pick up a few healthy items or today’s diet would be disastrous. A bunch of spinach was an impulse purchase. I’ve been hesitant to put it in my favorite smoothie, but decided to suck it up and try it this morning. I really liked it and couldn’t taste the spinach at all! Plus it felt great to start my day with some veggies. Don’t let the greenish tint fool you…it was delicious!

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Here is my basic recipe, although measurements are approximate.

Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Blend well and enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

The pizza aftermath continues. I am having a hard time getting back on track. This is exactly why I need to be more strict with myself. I can’t have meals like that if I want to reach my goals. At least not yet. Plus I am a bigtime emotional eater, so last night was anything but healthy.

This morning I woke up and wanted something sweet. But it needs to be healthy, so I threw together a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. It turns out a bit different every time because I don’t measure, but here is my basic recipe.

I also want to try this with a bit of spinach added, but haven’t yet. This is also my smoothie of choice when I want ice cream. It’s chocolately and yummy and the same consistency, so it really helps with the craving.

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1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp PB2
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup almond milk

Blend, and enjoy!