Friday, February 3, 2012

In Mah Belleh! : Part Deux

Week 2: Approx 158ish ~whispers~ The scale lies!

Net Lbs. lost: -4ish
Workouts this week: 6!! (HA!)
Cheez-it bags eaten: 2 (In my defense they were white cheddar and it is a cardinal sin to resist white cheddar)
So…who’s a bad little blogger chick wannabe? ~points thumbs~ This girl! I told you last week I would be offering up some pics of myself as I progress as sacrifice to the blogging gods, but that just didn’t seem to happen. My apologies and will try to do better next.
This week I was able to log a heapload of gym time. I had a  bug up my craw last Saturday and for some crazy unexplainable reason decided to actually go on a Saturday morning (and work hard!) Logged in 4.3 miles on the elliptical, not to mention a heavy duty weight workout! And aside from my regular kickboxing class on Monday and Wednesday, I’ve been teaming up with my bestie on certain days and we go and hold each other accountable. I’ll just say, the buddy system works! We’ve both been losing.
Exercise word of advice for the week? Strength training! (Well, that’s two words but we’re still going to run with it). Including strength training into your workout will not only help to tone up those saggy and soggy areas (ie: the flags on my underarms…) but the added muscle tissue also help you burn more calories not only while working out but even at rest! Equipment is not necessary, a few pushups here or leg squats and using your own body weight as resistance is a-OK. Common misconception is that it’ll make you bulk up. Total myth! A regular weight training regimen is not going to result in you looking like some half man half woman human hybrid, ladies! Don’t be afraid to partake!
As for foodish? You can’t see me right now, but inside I’m doing a super happy disco dance at myself for keeping up with the menu planning for the 3rd week in a row! All I have to say is thank God for Pinterest for giving me a fount of pretty much endless new ideas for meals. That was always the hardest part for me.
Sunday: Beef Stew: My own concoction! (with a little help from McCormick seasoning packet) No sides because well….beef stew is kind of a one pot meal, duh!
Monday: I am a small, quivering mass after kickboxing so leftovers it was!
Tuesday: Something new! I’m trying to make new best friends with my crockpot and happened to find a recipe on of all things…Pinterest(!) for sesame chicken. So after defrosting the chickie overnight, I whipped up my little dressing of low sodium soy, brown sugar, ground ginger, garlic powder, and ketchup and let it go all day…Voila!

It was falling apart y’all! (I think I may have just channeled Paula Deen) Served that with some roasted broccoli seasoned with just a hint of lemon pepper and sea salt. (Rice would be a good addition, but I was just too lazy to make it) I got the recipe off of Pinterest but here's the follow through link if you're interested in making this yourself!

Crockpot Sesame Chicken
Wednesday: Another quivering mass day so…leftovers!
Thursday: Another new recipe! Cheesy chicken broccoli bake! Voila!

Super easy (Aside: Even though by neglecting to defrost my chicken and broccoli ahead of time I made it a little harder than it should have been, right Amy?) and I tried to healthitize it up a bit more by using lower fat Velveeta. Maybe a little fattier and a little saltier than a girl trying to lose weight should think about going, but when you’re in the mood for comfort food this is very yum! For the full recipe from Kraft, click the link below!

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Bake
Friday(!): Well…today is Friday! Based on the look of that pan above it’s safe to say I did not eat all of that delicious chicken broccoli bake so that will be dinner tonight (and tomorrow and maybe the next day)
Oh the joys of cooking for one! If you’ve got anything good for me to try, let me know! Until next time, this is Sara with ~Scottish accent~ In Mah Belleh! (10 cool points to all who know where this came from)


  1. Austin Powers! Yessss... Seriously - you're doing great. Keep it up!! And share your dang recipes, or at least link to where you found them! Gosh!!

    1. Gah fine!!! Linking up now :) Thanks Amy

  2. You are doing awesome! I should use you as serious motivation to get my fat butt moving!

    And the cheesy chicken broccoli bake looks mucho yummo!

    1. Thanks, Brandi :) My problem is I can start strong but hit a wall as I go. Just gotta keep pushing.

      The chicken broccoli bake was yumm-O with the capital O at the end.