Monday, May 12, 2014

Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese Slices

Alright, I should start this off by saying that I'm a member of Influenster. They provide me opportunity to try things out and share my opinion with my friends, co workers and anyone else who stops by this ol' blog. That being said, Influenster provided me with a coupon for free cheese and a nifty lunch bag in return for my honest opinion.

I am very, very familiar with cheese. Though I am lactose intollerant, cheese doesn't seem to bother my tummy.We've tried just about every type of this Sargento Ultra Thin cheese that we can find. I used my free coupon to pick up the pepper jack variety. It was DELICIOUS, spicy, salty and rich. We made egg salad sandwiches with a slice of pepper jack. Yes, please and may I have another.

These often go on sale at my local Fred Meyer...so if you're hesitant to try them (which you shouldn't be!!) wait until they go on sale and then buy one of each!!

Thanks Influenster for giving me the opportunity to try them out again!!

I'm the 2nd biggest loser...and that's not so bad!

Alright...I could have sworn that I posted this...but apparently, I didn't. I took 2nd place overall in the biggest loser competition! I lost by less than a percent, but I was down 40 pounds over all. I don't call that a loss, I call that a WIN.

It was hard work and I still have a long way to go to be at my goal. This was a heck of a start though :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

One Week Left!

Well...we've been at it for 3 months now...eating right, being active, working HARD. There is only one week left in the Biggest Loser competition at work...and I'm proud to say I'm down 40.8 pounds! As of last week, I was in the lead...but only by less than a percent. I know I will need to continue to work hard...not only through next week, but through the next months and years. I am fully aware that this cannot just be a diet...that it needs to be a lifestyle change.

I can do things now, at 40 pounds lighter, that I couldn't before. Maybe it would be more accurate to say, that I didn't want to before. 40 pounds is a lot to lug around...but now, I play outside with my kid, which I have sat on the sidelines and watched for far too long.

I still have a long ways to go...but I'm getting there!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Two Months In

Hello...anyone out there? Is this thing on??

So I'm two months in to shedding all this extra weight I've got...and I am proud to say that I am down a total of 32.8 pounds! I've been working hard (most of the time...let me be honest.) and it is definetly hard work. It's time to buckle down and work even harder though. I am going to try and start working out two times a day...it's really hard to get up in the morning for me. But I know that if I want to take the competition, and get healthy, I've got to get movin more than I already am.

Well...who ever is reading this...thanks for checking in on me :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

One Month In

So, I've been doing The Biggest Loser at work for a little more than a month now. I'm proud to say that I've lost 21 pounds! I'm in the lead overall, however I seem to have plateaued a little bit.


I've got a few tricks up my sleeve though :) I'm going to try some different work out routines this week and see if I can boost my weight loss a little more. There are people who aren't too far behind me so I need to get it in gear!

I wish I had taken before pictures so I had something to compare where I started to where I am now. I am down a total of 6 pant sizes though. I went to Costco yesterday and they had Applebottom jeans on sale for $15.99! I bought a pair that are 4 sizes to small. So, that's my next goal-- to be able to fit into those jeans.
 
I'm gonna keep on keepin on!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Am I the biggest loser?

Alright...so new year...and I've decided it's time to shed some weight. At work we have started the biggest loser program. The person who loses the largest percentage of body weight over all will wil $10 per percent lost.

This dieting thing is no joke! I did without coffee this week because I love my coffee with cream and sugar. I also completely cut out soda...man I miss the bubbles!

We switched to salads and Lean Cuisine type meals at least until I can get a hang of the portion size bit of dieting.

I have also started being more active. This part is probably the hardest part for me. I've been hesitant to get up and move due to a knee injury...but the weight I have been gaining sure isn't helping my knee...so I started walking briskly 3 times a day for 15 minutes each time, during my breaks and lunch. And I just got a stationary bike and will put it in the living room and ride for at least 30 minutes a day while I watch a show I enjoy...

These are all small steps...that led me to a 9.8 pound weight loss -- this week! I know that not every week will yeild results like this first week has, but losing that much sure lit a fire under my rear to keep it in gear (<----see what I did there?!?).

Thursday, January 2, 2014

PNW Box Swap

I am super late getting this post up...but I'm chalking it up to being super busy at the holiday :) Please forgive me...and it's a sloppy post too. No bueno. But it'll have to do!

I was linked up with two people both from the Northwest, one for me to send a box to and one to send a box to me...here's issue number one...during the hustle and bustle of holiday time, I lost the business card of the AWESOME lady who sent me a box :( aaaaannnnndddd I don't have the cord to get the pictures off of my tablet...so I had to poach some pictures of my swag from google images to show you the awesomeness I received:

 
 
You see, I'm a Seahawks fan...a big Seahawks fan...so she got me right on the nose with these sweet Seahawks gifts and also some homemade cookies that were immediately opened and eaten by the boys in the house.
 
I was linked up with Kristin over at KristinPotPie and I hope she enjoyed her box.
 
It was really fun to hook up with other local bloggers. A big big thanks to Laura over at http://www.bitsofsweetness.com/ for putting the whole thing together! I appreciate it and I'm sure the other Northwest bloggers appreciate it too!