Wednesday: Disappointing Weight, Promising Measurements?

i got my freak face on!

happy wednesday, everyone. i hope everyone who encountered the severe storms last night is okay. i slept through all of it, so if anything bad HAD happened, i probably wouldn’t have noticed. i’m an incredibly heavy sleeper. ridiculous. anyway, it’s the middle of the week! so close to the weekend! i just have the rest of this week, next week, and then it’s finals and it’ll be summertime! i may have actually secured as summer job, so i’m pretty excited. i’ll possibly be working full time, but it’ll be good for me.

i’ve been cooking more again, or just making stuff at home, rather than going out to eat. i’ve saved money and felt better about it, but it’s still a struggle. i know i’ll eventually adapt to these habits, but i need to do what’s right, not what’s easy. as an experiment, i made homemade eggplant parmesean.

eggplant!

pieces of peeled and cut up eggplant. the eggplant was dipped in an egg/water wash (1 egg; 1/4 cup of water) to cut down on the amount of calories from the egg. the eggplant was then coated in a mixture of bread crumbs, garlic powder, and a dash of parmesean cheese.

spaghetti!

delicious spaghetti to put the eggplant on top of! this was good spaghetti, too, and it’s a brand that’s better for you than others. mmm.

eggplant parmesean!!

the eggplant was placed in a casserole dish, topped with homemade tomato sauce, and 1/2 cup of skim, low fat mozzarella cheese. it was placed in the oven for around 10 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. meanwhile, i made a fruit bowl!

strawberries and watermelon <3\

fruit is delicious.

eggplant on a bed of cooked spaghetti!

the only issue i had with this dish is the amount of sauce. i just did not make enough sauce! but, next time, i will. there are a couple of other things i’ll probably change, but otherwise, it was very good. i got the recipe from SparkRecipes, so it was low fat, low calorie, very filling AND a serving of vegetables!

i discovered something new and wonderful for my sweet tooth…

ben & jerry's sorbet

so, so good. 110 calories, no fat for a 1/2 cup serving. it’s cold, creamy, and perfect for an ice cream substitution. i also bought some Haagen Daaz Froyo in the peach flavor. so good, too, and much easier on my waist than full blown ice cream.

monday night, we made vegetarian corn dogs. i’m struggling to remember what i had with them, but i love corn dogs. i’m going to try to make my own vegetarian corn dogs over the summer because i found the recipe! awesome!

last night, i just used stuff i had at home to make dinner. i had some leftover eggplant, so heated that up along with

homemade potato wedges!

put some olive oil, salt, pepper, a little cajun seasoning and oregano, oven for 15 minutes BAM. homemade french fries. i also had a salad

mmm salad

spinach, cucumbers, green peppers, carrots, and a little bit of goat cheese topped with roasted red pepper vinaigrette! so delicious. i love having ingredients to make salads outside of the normal “iceburg lettuce and cheese” salads. regardless, i had an awesome dinner!

this week, i figured i’d do a little something different with my measurements/weight. since i usually compare the current week to the previous week, i wanted to change it up and compare my loss to my beginning measurements and weight. this week, i will be honest, i did gain a pound from my last weigh-in. but, that was almost a month ago, and i’d like to think that i gained muscle. anyway, leggooo!

January 2nd, 2011: 250 lbs.

  • Bust: 44
  • Chest: 42
  • Upper Waist: 41
  • Natural Waist: 48
  • Hips: 49.5
  • Thigh: 29
  • Calf: 19

Current: 4.20 Weight: 237.6 (-12.4)

  • Bust: 40.5 (-3.5)
  • Chest: 38 (-4)
  • Upper Waist: 36.5 (-4.5)
  • Middle Waist: 43 (-5)
  • Hips: 44 (5.5)
  • Thigh: 26.5 (-2.5)
  • Calf: 18 (-1)
total of inches lost since January 2nd: 26 inches off various areas of my body. again, i have a paranoia that i’m not measuring myself correctly, but as i said the last time i measured myself, i’ll pretend like these are all correct and that i’m actually really close to achieving my first tangible goal. the only real issue i’m having right now is my weight. i just have to keep going, though. i feel too good about my progress right now to stop.
i’m off to make an egg sandwich and prepare myself for some running and swimming. stay healthy, y’all!
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Kara

trying to get by in this wonderfully difficult world

One thought on “Wednesday: Disappointing Weight, Promising Measurements?”

  1. First of all great job on your cooking, running, swimming, landing an awesome summer job. Now how could you have slept thru the storm? We heard the alarms and watched the radar til 2 am!
    You are looking great and you are back on track. ❤

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