On Tuesday, April 13th, my life stopped. My life changed forever as two detectives sat and told us that our Dad had been killed in a car accident earlier that morning. It’s now Tuesday, July 13th, and I’m starting to heal. I can’t believe it’s been 3 months already. I miss him every minute of every day. How do you say good bye to someone who was such a huge part of your every day life?
Ok, on to yesterday, weigh in day. Blah. I have really let myself get out of control. I know I have gone through a lot lately, but it’s time to get my life on track. I don’t want my family to have to bury me because I had a heart attack or stroke from being so heavy. My Dad was always so proud of me for wanting to take control of my weight and when I was on the losing streak he was one of my biggest cheerleaders. I’m determined to continue to make him proud and though I have started so many times, this is the last time I start…and I will be finishing! My weight yesterday morning was 200.6. A year ago I was 181. For breakfast I had a grapefruit and two slices of whole wheat toast with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.
Lunch was a Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean veggie burger topped with mustard, sharp cheddar cheese and a thick tomato slice.
Get a cool beverage ready. With black beans, roasted corn, brown rice, and chili peppers, these burgers definitely have a whoa-that-was-good-now-give-me-some-more kick to them.
• 4g fiber
• 11g protein
• 73% less fat*
And then a cool, yummy new yogurt on the side
After I put the toddler down for a nap, I decided to get a work out in, and did Turbo Jam: 20 Minute Jam. This was the first workout I have done since the morning of my dad’s death. It felt great to workout again, but I am WHOA out of shape. Scary!! I have tried early morning workouts, late night workouts, but the mid-afternoon was AWESOME! I think I have found *my* time yay 🙂 For a snack, I found this box of Slim-Fast snacks I bought awhile ago on clearance, and it sounded good, so I thought I would try one.
The packaging was a *big* misleading…
The two bites weren’t bad, but I was really ready for dinner after that!! We had one of my kid’s favorite meals for dinner; baked spaghetti and a big salad. After dinner, I was ready for another workout and did level 1 of Biggest Loser Yoga.
My mom, brothers and I are getting together tonight for dinner; we always have dinner on the 13th of every month. Tonight we are having one of my Dad’s favorite meals; chili dogs.