Saturday, April 9, 2011

What a Week.....

I hate being sick. This is the first time I have been sick since I have started my adventure. As I am writing this I am sucking on a sore throat lolly pop that tastes like strawberries....that's probably the most pleasant thing I have tasted in days.....the bonus about being sick means not really being hungry, and since it feels like I'm swallowing razor blades anyways, I haven't been eating that much......Hello Weight

I also feel bad because I didn't really do a lot of my walking/jogging this week because of this shitty cold AND the cold isn't even full blown yet.....oh but it's coming cause I feel it....I usually just drink a shit load of orange juice, but because of my change in diet I don't want to do that.....I will just ride it out I guess

I would also like to share that I have reached 2 milestones this week.....
  • Officially in the 250's (haven't been since 2003)
  • Wearing a size 20 pant (started adventure at a tight 24)
I think I am more excited at the fact that in another month or so I will be able to shop in the regular clothing stores, and not plus size, even if it is the biggest size in those stores....

My funniest, most embarrassing moment happened to me though this week at the gym. Now you know I prefer walking outside, but it was raining and I wanted to get my workout in. As I was jogging on the treadmill my pants started to fall off. I kept going figuring that they would just rest on my hips.....NOPE....they dropped enough that the people behind me on the ellipticals got a show of my ass in  my zebra print undies....I'm sure it wasn't a pretty sight.....I'm trying to look at the positive though that those pants are too big I need a smaller size WITH a pull string....

This is a little off topic but a while back I had shared that we are redoing our kitchen, we have finally decided on a granite countertop...and boy this was a hard one to make, there are sooooo many different styles and colours out there.... I'm still's a lot of money and it's is a pic of the winner.....It's called Tropical Brown

My kitchen has the same colour cabinets, same hardware, and all stainless steel appliances, so essentially it will look just like this......

I am hoping sprucing up my kitchen will also spruce up my cooking skills....hahahahah.....I can dream can't I?.....I must admit I'm kind of a shitty cook. Once in awhile though I'm pretty impressed with some things I make. Last week I made a chicken quesadilla that was pretty amazing, even Dan thought it was restaurant quality. The best part about it was that it was pretty healthy, and filling.

Bonnie's AMAZING Chicken Quesadilla

1 Whole Wheat Tortilla
1/4 cup Southwest Shredded Cheese (President's Choice)
4 tbsp Medium Salsa
1/4 red pepper (thin slices)
3-4 oz shredded chicken (already cooked)

I heat the pan on medium, then I spray it with my oil sprayer ( I recommend one of these to everyone) then place the tortilla in the pan. I then spread the salsa, cheese, chicken and peppers on HALF the tortilla. Then I fold the empty half of the tortilla on top of all the fixings. Then you just flip it after awhile till everything is warm, cheese is melting, and the tortilla gets crispy.

Then after I cut it, I finished it off with 2 tbsp low fat sour cream, and a dollop of Salsa Verde....
Calories: 458, Fat: 16g, Carbs: 38g, Protein: 38g

I like to roast my chicken in the oven with a few sprays of canola oil, a little salt & pepper. Then I shred it after it cools down. This way I have chicken for the whole week to use in salads, wraps, or pretty much whatever I want.

Enough about food, let's get to the weigh in. This week I am welcoming myself to the 250's, pretty damn pleased if I must say....My official weight as of this morning is 257 lbs that is a total of 5.2 lbs lost this week.
As of right now it looks like my first goal will be totally achievable. My goal is to be 250lbs by May 1st.
I am right on track and super I come new shoes!!!
Nope...still no pedicure, haven't had a day to myself

Now for my measurements:

Current Weight: 257 lbs  (26 lbs)

Chest: 44 1/2"  (4.5")
Waist: 40"  (5")
Hips: 53 1/2"  (3")
Left Arm: 16"  (1.5")
Right Arm: 16"  (1")
Left Thigh: 32"  (2.5")
Right Thigh: 32"  (2.5")

That makes my total inches lost this week: 4" 
Grand Total: 20"
* grand total for each area in parenthesis* 

Until next week, here's to getting rid of this stupid cold, getting to my goal of 250lbs, and buying some new runners!!!!!!

"In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and chains.  Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale."  Stephen Phillips

Please don't forget I am also doing a 5K walk on June 12th for JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations, please sponsor me, so far I have raised $25.....


  1. Congrats on your two big milestones this week!

    I can remember when I went from size 20 to size 18, and how exciting it was to shop in "regular" stores--you'll get there very soon! :)

    The quesadilla sounds delicious!

  2. congrats bonnie!
    your doing awesome!


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