The Road to Slim City

One girl's journey to finding herself, losing weight, getting healthy, and living life... one shenanigan at a time.
120 lbs down, 20 to go. Welcome to my world

Happiness is Big Breakfast Saturday 

Egg white spinach Parmesan omelet w/ tomato and bacon.

Bon appétit

Happiness is Big Breakfast Saturday

Egg white spinach Parmesan omelet w/ tomato and bacon.

Bon appétit
I didn’t really wanna…. But I did.  

1 mile sprintish(90% RPE) = -119 cals (because a long endurance run sounded like pure fucking hell)

And then 

45 minutes living room dance class.  i.e. Just Dance 2014 on extreme mode = -244 cals 

(because bad mood Melody needed something cheery this morning and dancing like you’re Beyonce makes everything feel a little happier.). 

363 calories gone.  Hell yes. 
Now to find something that will put me in some better sorts.  I’m a grumpy ass lady today Tumblr.

I didn’t really wanna…. But I did.

1 mile sprintish(90% RPE) = -119 cals (because a long endurance run sounded like pure fucking hell)

And then

45 minutes living room dance class. i.e. Just Dance 2014 on extreme mode = -244 cals (because bad mood Melody needed something cheery this morning and dancing like you’re Beyonce makes everything feel a little happier.).

363 calories gone. Hell yes.
Now to find something that will put me in some better sorts. I’m a grumpy ass lady today Tumblr.

How I accidentally became a British Wannabe

•I am scary obsessed with Downton Abbey and Call The Midwife and Dr. Who and Sherlock and Kate Middleton ( as is 90% of the Tumblrverse.)

•in a text conversation with a friend I just caught myself casually using the words tosser, wanker, jammie, and smashing. (yep, really happened)

•I’m reading my daughter the last Harry Potter book aloud and find myself taking the proper elocution of accents quite personally. (It’s haaahve not have- come on Mel!! YOU CAN DO THIS?!)

•I’ve been searching for a Marks and Spencer 50’s vintage circle skirt and sweater chain on eBay. (I can pull that off, right?)

•I’ve made the girls watch so much BBC that they now call their shortbread cookies biscuits. (adorable)

and I find this all to be completely normal.
Maybe.
Ok, probably not.
Check, please.

prismslight asked: You inspire me to keep going!!! Any fav chocolate fix healthy snacks

mmmm…. chocolate.

I am of the mind that a little of the really divine good chocolate goes a long way. I usually buy a bar of dark chocolate, put it in the refrigerator, and then break off a square when I need a quick fix. Easy, delicious, done.

Dark chocolate has many many health benefits of which you can read about here. and here.

But, if you’re looking for something a little more substantial…. something that is seemingly a bit more devilish, you can always try making one of these recipes.

Nutella Fudge Ice cream

(Makes 6-7)

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup choc-hazelnut butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • tiny pinch salt

Mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Eat. 95 cals.

Choco mini muffins

(makes 24)

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or Bob’s gluten-free plus 1/4 tsp xanthan gum)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar of choice or xylitol
  • handful mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup mayo-style spread (such as Earth Balance, Vegenaise, or regular low fat mayo)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp water OR 1/4 cup carrot juice plus 2 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease your mini muffin tins with a little coconut oil. In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. Sift very well. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and whisk until the mayo is completely smooth. Now pour wet into dry and stir until just combined. Immediately pour into the mini muffins pans. Bake 15-20 minutes. Eat. 24 cals each

Need something easier (i.e. no cooking)?

240 cals

65 cals

45 cals plain or you can heat it up and add 2 tbs whipped cream on top for something a little special. 62 cals

I spent the weekend taking care of a very pitiful, very flu infested, Chris. Poor pookie.
As much as I love him, I don’t love the flu.  So this morning I popped by the store to buy ingredients for my immuno-boosting secret weapon;  Sunshine Tea.  (Pssst… Also works wonders for a gassy tummy ache)
1/2 lemon juiced
6 fresh ginger slices
6 very thin cucumber slices
1/2 tbs honey
Add hot water, steep 10 minutes. Drink
Health benefits include TONS of immune system helpers, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and vitamins.  Just the stuff to help keep you healthily trucking on this winter flu season.  
oh and bonus it’s kinda delicious. 

I spent the weekend taking care of a very pitiful, very flu infested, Chris. Poor pookie.

As much as I love him, I don’t love the flu.  So this morning I popped by the store to buy ingredients for my immuno-boosting secret weapon;  Sunshine Tea.  (Pssst… Also works wonders for a gassy tummy ache)

  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 6 fresh ginger slices
  • 6 very thin cucumber slices
  • 1/2 tbs honey

Add hot water, steep 10 minutes. Drink

Health benefits include TONS of immune system helpers, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and vitamins.  Just the stuff to help keep you healthily trucking on this winter flu season. 

oh and bonus it’s kinda delicious. 

Need a lunch idea?

•1 can NSA tuna
•1/2 avocado
•Jalapeños

Marvelous.

Need a lunch idea?

•1 can NSA tuna
•1/2 avocado
•Jalapeños

Marvelous.

Wednesday

There are weeks where you’ll do everything right.

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You’ll eat like a champimageexercise like a boss

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and hydrate like it’s your job.

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You’ll feel like you’re FINALLY kicking the crotch off this crazy hardcore battle you’re fighting called weight loss…. and it will feel fucking GREAT.

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AMEN.

……………………………………………………………………..

And then you’ll unsuspectingly wake up Wednesday

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randomly so bloated you can barely get your pants on

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eyes marshmallow puffy

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tired and cranky image

and in general, not feeling anything like the triumphant life wizard you were just mere hours before. <—- me today image

And It will feel terrible. It will feel like everything you’ve been doing has been a waste… it will feel like your body has betrayed you.

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But it’s not and it hasn’t.

It really will all be ok.

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That kinda stuff just happens sometimes.

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Whatever you do… Don’t ever let it make you quit.

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Keep doing all the good things because you really are kicking ass.

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Your body is only having a momentary temper tantrum

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It will eventually get with the program.

You’re going to make your goal and be the best version of yourself you can be because you’re sticking to your guns

and not even a Wednesday like this can stop you.

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losetogainhappiness asked: Hello ,my name is Zyhri but you can call me Zyy I need someone to rant too 😩, I feel horrible I've been eating like shit for almost 3 weeks maybe 4 and I feel like I'm getting heavier and my progress is being ruined. And ugh I don't want to get bigger I wanna be fit and pretty and it pretty much sucks I'm trying to fix my eating but it's just not working any advice ? I was doing so good today but I'm sick so I started to have some ice cream and cookies and sour patches ,pls help

Hello Zyy, I love your name. 

Don’t give up!  and try not to be so hard on yourself.  You’re human!  It happens.  I’ve backslid more times than I care to remember, but in the end I always pick myself up and continue to move forward.  You can do the same thing!  I know you can. 

You’re obviously feeling down and I know that can be really hard, but if you can find some inspiration, I believe you can find the willpower to get right back where you were and then some in no time.  Start with trying to get rid of (or stay away from) any bad foods that tempt you.  If you live with others who have that kind of food around, ask if it might be possible to keep them in a separate cabinet or in a place that you can more easily ignore.  It’s hard to have willpower when it’s in your face.  Also, try visualizing what you’re going to look like when you meet your goals.  Visualize yourself eating well.  Visualize how good you’ll feel and how amazing it will be to succeed.  Visualize anything that helps you stay focused on your goal and then take it one day at a time.  

xoxox - mel 

P.s.  You, just as you are now, are already beautiful.

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