Wednesday, January 4, 2012

5 Pounds & WIAW

On my last post when I asked what has contributed to your weight loss success, the most common answer was "our little weight loss support blog community."  I couldn't agree more!  I wouldn't have been successful without all of your support and friendship.  It's been a rough past few weeks for me and I've gained 5 pounds, yes 5 pounds!  I've been back on track since the new year, but I can tell it's going to be slow getting these 5 pounds back off, even though I have so much more to lose.  Seriously I can easily gain a pound a day if I don't watch it.  I don't know if it's because I have no thyroid or if it's just the way God made me, but weight loss for me takes a great deal of dedication and discipline. I could blame it on the holidays or the chocolate almond butter, but the truth is it's me standing in the way of my success.  So I've returned to my mindset in the beginning, "I can do this today!"  Being successful today is all I'm thinking about, even in the last few days this mindset has made all of the difference and I feel a momentum building as one healthy day leads to another.  I've found the first day or 2 is really difficult, then after a few days it becomes so much easier, not to say this is easy, just easier.  Thanks for your support!  Y'all are awesome!

That's my big confession, phew! I feel so much better now.  :)

On to What I Ate Wednesday... I recently purchased a Vitamix! Yea, so lots of smoothies lately and today was no different.

Breakfast on the go with one of these:
Lunch today was leftover Mexican Bean Soup, very delicious & easy. Did I mention cheap, as well.  Since buying the Vitamix, I needed cheap:

Snack #1:

My youngest said, "eww it's brown! I don't like it."  After convincing her to taste it, she loved it, finished hers, and wanted some of mine.  The oldest didn't like it, which is typical.

Snack #2:  a couple of cuties, well almost.  My daughter stole my last half. :)  I was really proud of myself for eating this snack because I wanted bread.  And since I don't eat flour filled food in the evening and I would have added butter and probably honey, it was a huge victory for me to avoid it!

Dinner: (sorry no pic) Really delicious sauteed chicken breast tenders, green beans with slivered almonds, and steamed broccoli.  

Dessert:  New concoction, but really tasty

88% dark chocolate (1/3 of a bar), combined with stevia and almond milk.  Since 88% chocolate is too bitter for my taste I added stevia to sweeten, but then I thought it needed some creaminess and since I limit dairy I added almond milk and it was delicious!  Nuts would be awesome in this too!  I just didn't add them because I'd already eaten nuts twice today in my smoothie and green beans.  Definitely will eat this again.   My healthy non-guilty pleasure!

Thanks for listening and thanks even more for the support.  You guys rock!

Take care,

Cat's Belly Fat Cure Facebook Page


  1. Oh, Cat, I know you hate seeing that 5 lb. gain, but I'm glad you are dealing with it straight on and getting your stress out by admitting it to us. I could almost sense your relief through the screen as I read it.

    Weight loss is mostly a mental thing. What is it they say, "Weight loss is 99% mental."? or something like that...95% maybe? I don't know. Anyhow, it's mostly mental and I've been focusing on the mental aspect of my eating because I'm more and more convinced of this statement as time passes and I work on losing weight. I've been reading a book that I want to share with all of you. I'm sure you've all heard of it before, but I've never read it until now. Anyhow, I have my WW meeting this morning and after I get back I'll try to compose a helpful post on this subject.

    Hugs to you, and take a HUGE mental "breath" and relax you mind over the whole matter.

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  3. Congrats on the vitamix! You will get those 5 pounds off in no time ... I gain weigh easily like that,too. Frustrating but when you know its coming somehow that makes it easier to deal with.

  4. I can gain so easily as well. Easy on/harder off!!!
    I KNOW you'll get those lbs off. Keep up posted on your success.
    When do you start school?

  5. You do realize with all of the weight training that you are doing that there could be a mix of muscle in there. That's the good news! Muscle will burn more calories:)
    You eat interesting things!
    I still don't like dark chocolate either so I tried adding heavy cream and stevia too. It was OK, but it was still dark chocolate!
    I bought the "cuties" after reading Ree Drummond's blog. It was so good! There are only 3 sugars in the little guy:)
    Confession is good for the soul and all that good stuff:)

  6. HI Cat,
    I am sorry about the 5lbs. I want you to know that we all love and support you know matter what. You can get it back off in no time, don't worry.
    I have a Vitamix. It's by far the best blender ever. I used to make fruit smoothies all the time, but not since starting the BFC, but hubby still uses it.
    Have a great day :-)

  7. In maintenance my weight moves up and down (usually up) with no explanation. Ive decided to give myself a 5 lbs window! So cool your kids are adventurous eaters!



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