Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Profile By Sanford Week 5



Starting Weight: 164.20 lb
Current Weight : 151. lb
Total Weight loss: 13.2 lb

Week 0-1 weight: 161.8 lb (-2.4 lb)
Week 1-2 weight: 157.40 lb (-4.4 lb)
Week 2-3 weight: 155.2 lb (-.2.2 lb)
Week 3-4 weight: 154.10 lb (-1.1 lb)
Week 4-5 weight: 151 lb (-3.1 lb)
Goal weight : 124 lb 

I came up with my goal weight because I looked back in MyFittnessPal to see what my lowest weight has been. I was 126 lb on July 8th, 2012. That was almost five years ago when I was running a lot. I lowered it to 124 because that is what I have found for BMI that is the high end for my height to be a normal weight. Once I hit that weight I'm going to see how I feel, and I'm going to get a more accurate body fat % test, then I will see if I can lose more or stay there.

Last week I saw a new coach and she was really funny. She was honest and made me feel better. She told me now I was open to all the foods so I bought some chips, guiltless cheesecake, pizza and microwave soup. I like the chips, I think I have a thing with crunchy. The cheesecake has a weird taste but it good with PB2 added. The soup was a little oily or something. The beef wasn't bad but once you get to buying these foods they are more expensive. The pizza wasn't bad, a little card board like, but good for dinner in case I need it because it does count as 1 oz protein. 

I really do need to be better about keeping track of what I eat, as I have been playing it by ear. So far it hasn't affected me but it might once I go to the next phase. I was told this would be when I'm at a 20 lb loss.

I also stopped working out since last week. I have no motivation. I have also been busy with church and the kids. I know I could fit it in because it isn't that long of a workout, but since I have still been losing weight I don't see that as important. I have been wearing my apple watch which lets me know to stand up, so I make sure I do that when I get the alert.

My appointment is tomorrow and I was supposed to be looking at the knowledge sheets on stress relief, but I haven't yet. I have tried to be more chill but it has been hard with the construction work in my basement. I also just dropped a load of cash on summer activities, with more to come. We also bought a new bed. We had a mattress that someone else bought and didn't like. We put a foam topper on but lately, my back had been hurting. The new mattress does seem to make a difference. I figured it would help me sleep better too, but not sure if it is my diet change or the mattress.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Profile By Sanford Week 4


So far I have lost a total of 10.8 lb. If I would have posted yesterday it would have been 11.8 lb. You can see above in the picture that I haven't been officially weighing myself in on my Profile account everyday but on Person 2 on the scale and putting them in MyFitnessPal app. 

I'm not very strict with weighing and measuring my foods, because I hate doing that, but I do the best I can. I have a scale and try to measure my meat but the measurements they gave on the sheet are raw and I usually have cooked meat. 

I did join the private Facebook group for Profile and it has a lot of good tips and recipes. I think you might be able to join if you are just interested in learning more too, which is nice. 

Last Week's weight - 155.2
This Week's weight - 154.2
Total lost this week - 1 lb

So my weight loss has really slowed down. I talk with my coach tonight, and hopefully will get more insight onto what it going on, but I would say stress. This basement remodel is painful. If you ever get one done, make sure you have in the contract every minute detail from what time the crew will arrive to measurements.

I haven't been much in the mood to workout, my space has been disrupted by the remodel as well. I missed a day last week and missed Monday of this week. I did work out harder on Saturday and I did two workouts yesterday. Then today I woke up to work out, only to find out it snowed, so I had to shovel and take my husband to work and didn't have time for my Bikini Body Mommy workout. I will try to fit it in tonight, but I also need more vegetables.

secret stash

Non scale victory (NSV, on Facebook) - I found a stash of chocolate I hid in case I wanted some (I have kids and a husband so it doesn't stay in the house long). Since it had been about 3 weeks and I haven't really craved it, I decided to let the kids and husband have it.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Profile By Sanford Week 3


I was debating with throwing around the idea of weighing myself every day in Feb just to see some differences on the scale, but I really don't know if I could do it everyday.

I weighed in today to see I was up .4 lb. That isn't a lot but I was so hoping that I finally lost 10 lb. So if I erase the fact that I weighed myself in-between week 2 and week 3, then there is a 2.2 weight loss.

Last week my coach was already talking about me going to the next phase which would slow down my weight loss progress, adding in some grains and fruit. I really would rather not, but I know this is more of a lifestyle change than it is about me losing weight quickly. I was surprised since I thought we would wait till I was closer to my goal (still 30 lb away), but she said they also look at my BMI.

That is what I like about the scale that they give you:
It will tell you progress in all these areas, so if you feel like you should be losing more you can always look at the other areas to see how far you have come in your journey.


Starting weight: 164.2 lb
Week 0-1 weight:161.8 lb (-2.4 lb)
Week 1-2 weight: 157.40 lb (-4.4 lb)
Week 2-3 weight: 155.2 lb (-.2.2)

I actually didn't have my cups of coffee this weekend, but I did have one on Monday. I feel like I might need more fiber because I was getting rid of all those pounds the other week. I'm going to have my fiber drink every day this week to see if it makes any difference.


I also have been working out. Bikini Body Mommy Fit test was Monday. I was too tired to get up to workout, and so I worked out at the office ( I was the only one in so no distractions), but I just wasn't feeling the space, and/or the temperature or my coffee wasn't helping me:

speed squats : 45 (-1, maybe this is all I can do in this time frame?)
push ups on knees : 18 (+2)
mountain climbers : 100 (+12)
static lunge RT : 27 (+6)
static lunge LFT : 27 (+3)
high knees : 94 (+4)
tricep dips : 20 (no change, these are the worst)
elbow plank : (-10 sec, when she said 15 sec left I was like WHAT and collapsed. I know I can do longer but I think I pushed myself with the above moves)

I didn't want to workout this morning, but then I thought I can do strength and get it over with. It has been a long week already. This is my husband's second week of 10 hour days, and me getting the kids to and from school. We also start construction on the basement today, and I still have to work and eat healthy.

The other bad part is they couldn't schedule me for another coach session because it was too full. I won't see a coach until next week. I have enough Profile food, but some new items I picked out are not very good, like the tomato soup or the 25 gm vanilla pudding.

At least I know I will be 10 lb down by next week. 😃

Friday, January 27, 2017

Profile by Sanford Planning for Appointments

Today is my third appointment, as I am two weeks into losing weight on the Profile by Sanford plan. (I should disclose that these are not sponsored posts.) To make sure I don't over or under buy production, I have been planning the night before my appointment with my coach.

I count all items I have left, excluding what I will need for the day I meet with them. So first I set aside the items needed for one day: 1 morning shake, 1 shake or soup for lunch, 1 bar for a snack, and 1 shake for the after dinner snack. Then I record the remaining counts in my notes on my iPhone:



As you can see, I also record things I tried and didn't like as well as any questions I have for my coach. This is very helpful when I do my shopping in the store, and of course my coach will help me make sure I have everything I need. 

I also make sure to fold up my reusable bag to fold up in my purse so I get an extra $.50 my purchase. 

My next step in being more organized is to make sure I am keeping better track of my free items. I know I had a few too many yesterday: 4 cups of decaf with Walden farms creamer, sugar free jello, seasoning on my fish, Walden farms dressing on my lunch salad. Not too bad but I'm sure not helpful either. The days that I precook or plan out dinner are days that are easier to keep track of the free items. Unless you cook your veggies and meat with no seasoning, you would always use at least one free items for dinner.




Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Profile by Sanford Week 2

Profile Chicken soup, took a few tries to be able to get it mixed properly.
This week I lost 4.2 lb. I started to get discouraged because I saw I only lost 1.8 lb, but then looking again I see it is calculated off from my last weigh in. I did weigh in at day 10 to see how much I would lose in 10 days, which from day 7 to day 10 was 2.6 lb. Crazy how your body works. I probably will look weigh in again on Day 20 this week too, just because I find it interesting.

I have tried to be really consistent with what I am eating, but I did get board eating chicken for the first 12 days. This week I made a turkey burger on lettuce (recipe for burger), turkey bacon, and some cod. I also need to get some more ground turkey to make cheeseburger cauliflower adjusting to make sure it is ok for my Profile reboot.

So far I am happy with my results and motivation is going well. I have been getting up at 5am to do the BikiniBodyMommy 90 Day 6.0 Challenge, except for Monday and today. Monday I did the workout at night and I will tonight again. Sunday didn't get to bed till after 11pm trying to get work done, this has been a busy week for that, and today I thought I would take my husband to work due to snow but he thought he would be OK. (Not because he can't drive in the snow :0P, because his car isn't good in it and I pick up kids due to my schedule.)

Total weight loss in 2 weeks is 6.8 lb.

Note- For mixing the chicken noodle soup, add first to cold water and stir. Then warm up and stir again. I did try with a shaker cup: Mix with cold, shake, take mixer ball out, warm up with lid only resting on top, then add mixer ball again and shake. This turned out good for mixing but the chunks of dried veggies got stuck in the mixer ball and the cup was warm to handle.
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Life Without Cable, 6.5 Years Later

Don't get me wrong. I have often looked at getting cable again. So many channels, you can pay per view the fights. That's where all the new shows are and I would know what is going on by watching the news.

Then I start calculating the cost for each box in every room, and I would probably want the hopper. I see family post on Facebook that the weather effects the satellite tv. I also went over to my sister's house the other day and didn't find anything on. It seems for the most part people aren't watching live tv anymore, they record it to watch later.

So in the mean time we have tried different, alternative cable options*-

Amazon Prime $8.99/month video only; other plans available
I did a free trial of this and it was impressive. They had many options, plus there are other perks to amazon prime. In the end we cancelled but if I ever decide I need to order more items online I will defiantly look again. I also think they have added more to what you watch.

Sling Tv packages $20-40/month plus extras available
They do have three options for payments. It was alright, but it still wasn't the assortment I was looking for in an option. We didn't continue after the free trial.

Hulu $7.99/month with commercials $11.99 without
This used to be a free service and I loved it. I was able to create a list of favorites, all the shows I liked to watch, except for CBS shows. Then I just went to my list and was able to see if any new episodes were available. I did subscribe to the free trial just to watch 11.23.63  because the book was so good, I had to see how they put this into a short series. I ended up canceling it, but I would consider this again because it has a lot of good tv shows, just not the best for movies.

Yahoo View FREE
Hulu free is now over here. I hate I can't make a list of shows I like to watch and it is a constant search for when new shows are on. I do love that they have older shows, like Major Dad.

CBS All Access limited commercial $5.99/month
I haven't subscribed to this yet. It has old episodes of Big Brother, so I plan on subscribing sometime soon.

DirectTV Now packages starting at $35/month (promotional price currently)
We are just starting our free 7 day trial of this, and it seems promising. We do have more problems streaming videos on this than with Netflix, Hulu, or Yahoo. Also you cannot use PS3, PS4, or Xbox right now.

Playstation View Packages $29.99/month and up
I looked into it, but it doesn't seem as good as the others. Depending on how well DirectTV Now streams we might try this next.

Netflix $7.99/month for one tv to stream. $9.99 for two
This one we have been streaming subscribers for years, like when it used to be $7.99. The kids love the shows and I rarely can't find anything to watch. Normally just binge watching old shows, like Friends, or watching a Netflixs original.

*Please note prices are subject to change.

Do you have cable or do you stream?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

10 Day Green Smoothie Challenge Diary










To try and lose a little bit of weight I tried the 10 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. I lost about 8 lbs, but a friend who did it about the same time lost over 10 lbs. I think I should have eaten more. I would only allow myself one egg a day and no PB. She ate PB and ate 3-5 eggs a day. It was a great way for me to stop craving sweets so much, but I just didn't stick with it much longer.

Here is my journal of the experience:

Day 1- I was hungry and angry that I had to do dishes again. Mid afternoon I was really tired and nodding off, but work was slow. Smoothie tasted fine. I think it was the berry vegan protein powder that throws off the taste.

Day 2- I want bread! Or pizza! Or bread with butter! Craving carbs. Smoothie was bigger today than yesterday and taste good. I didn't add protein powder.

Day 3- last night I had a nightmare about being in a mall and there were multiple shooters with automatic pistols. To be fair, I was watching Major Dad on View Yahoo. The night before I dreamed I was swimming with my laptop and my husband tried to jump over me and knocked it in the water. 😑Not sure if is the diet or just the diet making me sleep better. I thought I hadn't had caffeine in two weeks but since I don't track what I eat, I then remembered the Dr Pepper from Culvers on Sunday and I have been having some Spark. Today after I convinced myself to get out of bed I did feel energized. Really waking up wasn't too hard today, but maybe because it is Saturday. They say if you want to jump out of bed then have something, like a good breakfast to look forward to in the morning. Today's smoothies were really big and almost didn't fit in my Ninja cups!

Day 4- I only remember the last part of my dream. I was driving a co-worker around at lunch and we were going to stop in a gas station. She was saying something like' I like going this way because it is the other direction from work and it is hidden' like she didn't want people to see her buy cigarettes. I took a crazy turn to park and end up in a park right next to gas station. Then these Glossners neighbor boys and a girl started to try to get in these freezer bags I had in one of those round wicker chairs, so I was trying to physically fend them off then woke up. Last night I forgot to run the dishwasher so now I will run a quick cycle while I drink my tea and maybe clear some snow.

Day 5- feeling good. We will see what today brings to see if I have an afternoon lull. I haven't weighed myself and I don't feel like I have lot a lot of weight. This will be something I speak to my doctor about. I need to talk with a coworker about a program she was thinking of joining because I'm not sure what I will do next.Smoothie wasn't as big as it was the previous day. Also I need to invest in disposable straws and some jars to keep these in.

Day 6- Mind is clearer these last two days. Friday at work was a real frustration day but I was repeating work as I forgot to save Friday's results and I was doing better. Today's smoothie seemed thick but it wasn't too bad. It made a decent amount. My bacne seems so much better, I had my husband check. Now I just need to work on scars and maybe I can show off my back this summer. I'm really liking how I feel so I hope when I weigh in on Day 11 I'm not disappointed. Today was a crazy morning so I had tea and morning smoothie at my desk about 7am after waking at 5:30a. I don't like how my teeth can feel filmy so I need to bring a toothbrush for after my smoothie.

Day 7- I had a 💩when I woke up a little before six am, then when I got home at seven I really had to go and a lot. I have only had detox tea and haven't had a smoothie yet. Today's smoothie got messed up. I froze the greens and got them out yesterday. Today they were gross looking so I just used the last of the mix greens I had. I think it is better to make the smoothie then freeze the whole thing. They did almost fill to the fill line of the ninja cups. Tasty except for the mixed berries had some small pieces that were hard so I had to spit a few out.

Day 8- not much new to report. Everything is going ok. Just wondering what will happen next. I bought some more glass jars so I can freeze some smoothies but I still need to get ingredients.

Day 9- I was hungry but I wasn't drinking as much water since I had the day off. Smoothies was a big size.

Day 10- last day! Now I really need to nail down the next week, at least until Christmas. Today's smoothie was small so I added another cup of water since it also was thick. Period and cleanse = lots of 💩. Tomorrow weigh in and measurements.

         After the cleanse I really tried to keep up with two smoothies a day but I did this right before Christmas and we took off to be with family for four days, where I didn't have my blender or supplies. I made a few more but the weekend after I just couldn't get it together to start again, so that is when I decided I needed to find a coach to help, and signed up for Profile by Sanford.