Lazy Dinners and Losing Weight

I’ve been sick. Because Elsa is in preschool she gets sick, literally, every other week. And when she brings home those precious little bacteria gems, I get sick too. I’ve been really tired… and last night I just didn’t want to cook. So what can I eat that is fast, inexpensive, and won’t drown me in calories? Store-bought roasted chicken!!!  And since corn is still in season and CHEAP, I picked up some of that and green beans that I could steam in the microwave. It was a tasty and effortless meal.

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After dinner I went for a swim with my friend Gigi. She got there before I did so she was able to do more laps than I, but hey, being that I am still sick… at least I got some workout in. 😛

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Also, I just want to announce that I’ve finally gone under the 120 mark. It took me a little longer than I expected, but with hard work and dedication I eventually got there. I am now down 16lbs from my starting weight. My next goal is to get to 115. I hope it won’t take me too long. 😀

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Freebirds!!

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I have this debate with my relatives every now and then about who is better, Freebirds or Chipotle? For me, it is Freebirds, hands down. From the customer service to the taste of the food, everything is just so much better. I know for sure because I just had Freebirds last night and Chipotle for lunch today… and I was just so disappointed with what I got this afternoon.

Anyway, I usually get a kids burrito because it won’t be 10,000 calories so there is no guilt. But for the first time yesterday, I got a salad. It was so tasty and fulfilling and they use mixed greens-my favorite for this kind of meal. I also couldn’t believe that the whole salad was only 350 calories! I split it into two meals though, dinner and late night snack. So if you’re jonesing for a good salad that won’t take up your entire daily caloric value for the day, get yourself a lite chicken bowl from Freebirds!

Today’s snack is…

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I currently have 5-6 meals a day. I usually have an Herbalife shake for breakfast, a snack, shake or lean lunch, another snack then dinner. I always switch up my snacks so my meals don’t get boring. This week I’m bringing my own parfaits and this is why:

1) I can measure my portions and know exactly how much I’m putting in my body.

2) The cafe at my school always has the granola sitting in the yogurt so it gets soggy.

3) I can add whatever yogurt and fruit that I prefer. 😀

I used 1/2 a cup of nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt from Trader Joe’s. 1/2 a cup of fresh blueberries and 1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s pecan granola cereal and the total calories is only 231!

Being healthy doesn’t have to be boring, you just have to be aware of what you’re putting in your body.

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