Wednesday, May 4, 2011

17 Days Out

Yesterday was FAB-U-LOUS!  I was busy all day and my body gave me lots of energy to get through it! yes!

My day started at 5am, which I loved!  I have a little friendly competition with my alarm clock and when I win, I know I’m going to have a great day!  Then Justin woke up at 6:30a (he usually rises around 8am!).  I enjoy my alone time in the early morning, but when the unusual occasion arises that I see Justin before 8am, it makes my day!

I had a doctor’s appointment for one of my group home clients and a meeting for another.  So, I squeezed my workouts in there in between and it was great.  I really powered through the weight lifting since I was limited on time.  I got all my sets in and, with very little breaks, I kept my heart rate up.

Justin was with his Dad most of the morning.  We met back at home around Noon and then headed out together to get some errands ran. 

I am so glad I cooked all that fish on Sunday since yesterday was super busy.  I just had to cook my veggies so my meals were ready in a flash.


I had another little unexpected meltdown yesterday.  We were at the grocery store and I was going to buy the nacho cheese in a can (that I will be pouring on the nachos that I will be eating after the competition).  Justin mentioned that he may have to try some of that cheese to make sure it’s good so I’m not disappointed.  At first I gave him the don’t you even think about it look, but then, realizing he was serious about wanting nachos, thought no big deal.  I really meant it.  He even asked me several times as we shopped if I would be okay with it.  I assured him, that it’s only NACHOS, it’s not like I’m never going to eat nachos again. I didn’t think it would bother me in the least.  I am so focused.  But then it happened. He prepared seasoned ground beef, and refried beans, and warmed up that can of cheese (which by the way, we have never purchased in our life….but it sounds so good!).  For safety reasons, I stayed in the bedroom watching TV.  I finally joined him in the kitchen just in time to see him layering his nachos and then topping them sour cream and hot sauce.  I thought I wanted to see it, maybe it would help me to smell them or watch him eat them.  I was wrong…..the tears starting coming.  I didn’t expect them.  I didn’t want Justin to feel bad, after all he had asked me if I would be okay and I had said of course, it’s not a big deal.  So, I quickly started warning him that tears were coming and I was going back to the bedroom but that he shouldn’t feel bad, it’s not his fault, he was only eating them because I had said it was no big deal.  I guess it was a big deal. I let myself cry it out for a few minutes and then let it go.

I recovered pretty quick and then it was funny.  I cried over nachos.  That’s a first!


  • Morning cardio – 60 minutes on treadmill
  • Weights – hamstrings and glutes
  • Round 2 cardio – Cardio class at karate school


Meal #1: Egg whites and grapefruit

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Meal #2: Oats with protein

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Meal #3: Tilapia and brussel sprouts

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Meal #4: Tilapia and asparagus

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Meal #5: Tilapia and asparagus

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The diet is a no brainer these days.  Of course, I day dream about candy and NACHOS, but there is no way in hell I would ruin all my hard work.  I eat tilapia and asparagus and really enjoy every bite.  I know that with every meal, I am getting closer to my goal.  These meals give me exactly what I need and I feel so good eat them!

After a lot of discussions on the Competition Facebook page regarding bloat and gas and artificial sweeteners, I have now switched over to Trident gum.  Good bye Extra Dessert gum, you got me through a lot of hard times.  Trident has Xylitol instead of aspartame.  My doctor told my last year to chew gum with xylitol and I actually bottle some gum from her that contained it thinking it was some fancy holistic doctor thing.  Nope, Trident uses it as well. And what do you know, I had very little gas and bloat yesterday (I know, TMI!).  I also have cut all other artificial sweeteners out.  Gum will be the only thing I ingest that has artificial sweetener.  We’ll see if that helps.

Time for morning cardio!


  1. I have to admit I was cracking up over you crying over nachos! 2.5 WEEKS!

  2. I think I shed a tear or two reading about the nachos! It's not worth it...keep going!

  3. That is funny about the nachos, but I think I might have cried too!
    You are doing great, looking amazing, & SO CLOSE!!

  4. Wow! Now I want Nachos :-( That Justin is evil ;-) You never really know what will set you off though until it happens. I'm so sorry. The really dumb part is that at this point they probably would have made you physically sick shocking your system like that. YOU'RE ALMOST THERE GIRL!! Great job!!! (oh, u probably know this but xylitol is poisonous to dogs)

    You are SO close! Nachos = no bueno!

  5. =( It happens! You're in a sensitive state right now! You're almost there then you can have those nachos!! The things we go through as competitors, no one quite gets it!

  6. I want nachos too, and tacos & side of tequila please! we're almost there stacy!hang tight!!=)

  7. I cried while I ate the nachos because they were so good. :p I hate seeing you cry, I won't eat nachos again until you do.