Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday and my 200th post

Wow!  I started this blog initially just to write down my thoughts.  I never thought anyone would read it, much less follow along with me and my journey.  The accountability of this blog really seems to work well for me and keeps me honest in everything that I do, especially in all the ups and downs of weight loss and trying to live a healthier lifestyle.  This is the longest weight loss streak ever that I've been on and I really think it just comes right back down to this blog and being honest with myself.

So from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to all my new friends that I have made on this journey.  You guys are the ones that I think of after a long day and I just don't want to do anything but go home and crawl into my jammies.  You are the ones that help keep me on track when I start to stray.  I read every single comment and try to respond to each either by comment or by email (or both!)

Ok enough mushy stuff.  Time for Weigh In!

Weigh In Wednesday

Once again I'm joining the Weigh-In Wednesday linkup with Heather and Ash!



I'm up .4 this week.

I'm a little disappointed.  I was really hoping for another loss especially with starting the Mile Challenge but I am on the tail end of a visit with Aunt Flo, so I suppose I'll blame her for this travesty.  

Oh well, onward and downward!

I also made a Cinnamon Roll Protein shake the other day.  Not sure if I've shared this one before, but here it is again, if I have.  I think I also got this one from Katie with Runs for Cookies


Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake


1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 Tbsp. Oreo pudding mix
1 Tbsp.butterscotch pudding mix
1 Tbsp. Torani sugar-free caramel syrup
1 Tbsp. pecans
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. each guar gum and xanthan gum (optional)
1 cup ice cubes (I use 10 cubes)

Soooo, if you watch Sherlock, what did you think of the first ep of series 3?  IT WAS AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!!!!!





Apparently I've been on a Cumberbatch streak.  I went and saw 12 Years A Slave on Monday too.  So Cumberbatch is totally crush of the moment.  Plus it's just fun to say his name.  Benedict Cumberbatch.  How very British!!

Ok last thing, I was looking at Oz yesterday and he was laying upside down.  It got me to thinking.  Have you ever noticed that the bottom of cat feet look like teddy bears?



65 comments:

  1. I still have not watched it. I am still trying to find time for Arrow!!!:)

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    1. Ahh Sherlock is so much better than Arrow too! You should watch both!

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  2. Cat paws are the best :)

    I think I'm going to boycott weighing in when AF comes. It's never good! Keep at it... you're doing great!

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    1. Kitty toes are the best ever!
      I think I like the idea of boycotting the scale during A.F.! Good idea!

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  3. .4 could be muscle or just aunt flo, either way, you're doing GREAT! Love the smoothie recipes. I use mostly fruit, veggies, pea powder protein and organic coconut water in mine. Yesterday I did try something different and it wasn't bad.
    I have never seen Sherlock , we don't have cable or satellite.
    I have seen Arrow and the first few were okay, then it got cheesy.

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    1. You are right, Dawn!
      Ahh the first 2 seasons of Sherlock are on netflix if you have that! It's good stuff! And Arrow got much much better by the end of the 1st season! :)

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  4. That Shake looks delicious! And don't forget, it's a journey. You'll get there!!

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  5. I have the same problem with AF week. I either retain or gain. :P Keep up the great work!!

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  6. Stay focused and next week you'll see the results you want!

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  7. Congrats on your 200th post! I call her Eve's curse LOL

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  8. 200th post? Now that is a streak! haha.
    You are doing amazing and I love your attitude, even when things got rough, you stuck to it and found yourself on the other side moving forward.

    I'm avoiding sherlock, mostly because I can't get sucked in!!! I promised kiddo to get him started on Trek-TNG after we catch up on Who.

    love kittie paws! I see the 'teddy bear'

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    1. Thanks April!

      Ahhh you should totally get sucked into Sherlock. It's my life's mission to get people to watch it. (And Breaking Bad. And Firefly. And Buffy, but I digress...)
      Kitty paws are the best thing ever!

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  9. I totally agree that support and accountability help so much! Between blogging and my challenge groups I have a lot of support to keep pushing! Congrats on 200 posts!

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  10. Yay for 200 posts! .4 isn't that bad, I know if it were me , I'd be bummed too, but I'm sure next week will be better :)

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  11. Um, your shakes always look freaking delish! Yum!

    Also, love the cat paw pic! I'll never be able to look at them the same way again.

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  12. I use my blog for accountability too...I had a skinny friend with no eating issues disagree with my methods, but honestly, when you are talking your self out of an After Eight chocolate you have issues and those without shouldn't judge right? OK I'm down off my soap box now, not even sure why I got up on it to begin with lol...I'm pretty sure you'll see a significant loss next week if you keep up with the mile challenge and once Aunt Flo takes a hike...

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    1. Thanks Ida! If you can't be honest with yourself, who can you be honest with?! And whatever is working for you is the best method!

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  13. Congrats on your 200th post! I love the T Shirts you have in your blog header. Don't you hate/love when you have to "retire" things because they were too big? Hate because you loved the item, love because woo hoo you're smaller=NEW cute clothes :) That is to cute about your cat's paws, I've never noticed that before. :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I do hate that, but I'm thinking of getting someone to make them into a quilt at some point, but until then I can still use them as nightgowns :)

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  14. I just finished season 2 of Sherlock and I loved it!

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  15. 200 posts!? That's awesome! Great commitment, not only to the blog but your healthy lifestyle! :)

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    1. Yea, that one kinda snuck up on me. Seems like I just had my 100th!

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  16. Congrats on your 200th post. You have came a long way and I love reading your journey. Never seen Sherlock but I have Netflix and I'm always looking for new shows to watch and i'll try this one.

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    1. Thanks Desiree (Love the name, btw! ;) ) I've got LOADS of tv shows to recommend if you ever want anything to watch LOL

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  17. You are one of my biggest inspirations, and I can never tell you enough! Thank you for sharing your journey with me! :-) Woo!

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  18. 200 posts is a lot! Congrats! And I love your t-shirts (she says, typing this while wearing her X-Men t-shirt)...

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    1. You know.. oddly enough, I do not own an X-men shirt! I need to change that! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  19. That protein shake sounds yummy, thanks for sharing! I literally lol at the cat picture. That is just too cute. Such sweet paws and I love that the bottom of them are pink!

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    1. Thanks F & F! Let me know if you try it and how you like it!

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  20. 200 posts, that's awesome! I'm so glad you started bloggin, I love reading your blog, its so honest and I find that alot more motivating than someone who is living a 100% perfect life!

    As for sherlock it just gets better and better, I'm kinda jealous you're getting to see them for the first time, they really are that good!!!!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Kirsty! I love reading yours too and following your journey!

      Squeee! I can't wait!

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  21. Watched it, loved it, didn't want it to end!! Can't wait for Sunday to roll around again! Congrats on a huge blog milestone...that's awesome.

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  22. I have to wait for the DVDs....that way I can watch them all together :) It is preordered!

    I love reading your blog and feel like we have to meet in real life someday!! I do plan on running the RnR NoLA in 2015!!!

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    1. It's sooo good, Gigi!

      Aww how fun! Maybe by then I'll be up to running a Half! That would be so awesome!!!

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    I love reading your blog and feel like we need to meet in real life one day!! I am running RnR NOLA in 2015!!!

    I wait until the DVDs to watch Sherlock so I do not have to wait between episodes :)

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  24. My Hubs thinks Cumberbatch may be the new Bond... or at least he is hoping he will be? Either way, droolworthy!

    200th post! Wow! Amazing!!! Also, 0.4 is nothing. Maybe you'll have a whoosh soon. :)

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    1. Cumberbatch WOULD be a great Bond! But I do still adore Daniel Craig too!

      I'm hoping for a whoosh! :)

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  25. I love your socks! I missed the airing of the new Sherlock this weekend :( I has a sad. I'm hoping they'll re-run it before the next episode airs!

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    1. Ahh check your local PBS station, they've been reairing it throughout the week!

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  26. Congrats on your 200th post! After seeing Cumberbatch on the new Star Trek movie, we've added Sherlock to our list of things to watch during our next TV "off season". He was yummy.

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    1. Thanks! Yea, he was great in Trek too! (And I'm not a huge Trekkie so that's saying something!) Let me know how you like Sherlock!

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  27. Don't get discourage! Girl's weight changes by the seconds I swear! I am glad your a Cumberbatch fan! So I assume Sherlock fan. <3 Good stuff!

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    1. Thanks! Yea, I usually have 2 weeks of stay the same or up a little then a whoosh. So I'm just waiting on my Whoosh!
      LOVE Sherlock! Wonderful show!

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  28. Don't beat yourself up too much, I don't really call it a gain unless it is more than a pound ;)
    You are doing great and I love seeing your shakes every week.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  29. When loosing weight, it is normal to gain. The main goal is that if you have one slight gain, it goes away the next week.
    Congratulations on keeping it off for so long. I know how hard it can be.

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    1. Yep, gains happen. I usually have 2 weeks of a slight gain then a whoosh so now I'm just waiting on my whoosh! Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Wooooo happy 200th! That protein shake sounds amazing. I keep forgetting that I have a similar recipe. I need to make it, dude!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, you should make it (and let me know which one you do!)

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  31. Yay for 200 posts! You rock! I'm so glad we "met" each other! :)

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  32. Congrats on your 200 posts AND the weight loss streak. I think it just gets harder and harder (for me at least) as we get closer to the goal weight. And while those cat paws may look like teddy bears to you, they look like Mickeys to me, haha.

    I do think the blogging has kept me from regaining over the last year. Whenever things start getting too out of line, the accountability of the weekly update has helped me get back on the right track.

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    1. Thanks April! It goes get harder! That part sucks!

      And yes they do look like Mickeys too!

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  33. OMG! Thaks for sharing what you used for that protein shake. That looks delicious.

    Have a great week girl. Stay focused and motivated, you can do this and lose this week. You have all of your readers behind you for support! xoxoxo

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