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Old 03-02-2018, 09:47 AM   #1
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Britt's Disney Daily -- Holding myself accountable!

Hi everybody, I'm Brittainy!

I'm sorta new here, but I kinda wanna test something out, and with this being a subforum with healthy ideas behind it, I figure this just may be the perfect place to put it!

Last year I started from day 1 and kept up with a pretty healthy regimen of both diet (mostly lower carb) and exercise (6x a week!) ..I was able to lose 42 pounds overall, but gained a little bit back over the holidays. It felt imPOSSible trying to hop back on the wagon and stay on... Until we booked our next WDW vacation about 3 weeks ago! Oh boy, lemme tell you... THAT is a motivator! I was not only able to hop back on that wagon, but I feel like I have complete control over it!
I feel like I am exactly where I need to be and cannot wait to reach my final goal for my next Disney vacation!

I'm wanting to build a daily accountability... journal? If you will. And I want to use it to keep myself on track and hopefully motivate others with similar goals! As I said on my PTR that I've just begun, I know what it's like to vacation at The World while both fit and unfit, and my preference is a definite no-brainer!

I sure hope that this sort of thing is okay to build on here! I know this isn't a health and fitness forum, but I think it would be a lot of fun to use Disney as a main motivator to get healthy again. -- Also, I've never been to a more welcoming community than this, so that only helps keep me moving forward!

Start (pounds to lose) - 74
Current (lbs. lost) - 34
Goal/Oct. 27th - 40 left!

Let me know what you guys think!

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney
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Yeah, that band wagon sure can be hard to stay on. I fall off with amazing regularity. Good job you for finding a reason to stick to your goals!
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Yeah, that band wagon sure can be hard to stay on. I fall off with amazing regularity. Good job you for finding a reason to stick to your goals!
Thanks so much! Yeah, it can definitely be frustrating at times. I'm going to give it everything I've got though, and hopefully I'll meet my goal before our WDW vacation in October!
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So I've decided to start banging this thing out full throttle today!
I can be quite a bit OCD so it just seemed right to begin tracking my progress on a Monday, so here we go!

I woke up at 4:15 this morning and got in a quick 1/2 hour workout and made a much-needed homemade iced coffee w/ some pret-ty strong cooled french press!

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I get in a 60 min. mix of HIIT training (w/ weights), cardio and a good climb on the treadmill. I try to split the hour so I'm less likely to put it off or dread doing the full hour after I get off work (who's going to feel like doing that?!).
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays I focus strictly on cardio. Sundays are my rest days!

I've tried counting calories, but ya know what? It drives me absolutely bonkers! Keeping track of carbohydrates seems to be the best plan for me. It works, I have fun tweaking 'naughty' recipes into ones that I can have and it just makes me feel awesome! I have a lot of energy when I do lower carb (I tend to stay under 100 grams per day) and I very rarely feel deprived. I've found a ton of different products that have becomes routine items that I keep in my pantry and fridge, so expect to see lots of those mentioned in the future, as well as the recipes that I use them in!

There's many foods that I consider 'free' because they're either very low/no sugar and/or high in fiber. Cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, etc. That kinda thing. Oh! and I allow myself one 'free' protein shake a day as long as it has at LEAST 20 grams of protein, no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates and must be low in sugar.

I plan to sneak lots of pixie dust in this thread, because Disney truly is (after the hubby, of course!) a huge motivation for me right now. I have... wow, less than 8 months now until our next WDW vacation! And 40 pounds to lose that I plan on never finding again!



.: Breakfast :.

2 homemade breakfast taquitos - 14 carbohydrates

A homemade iced coffee w/ extra half and half - 5

.: Lunch :.

1 c. homemade low carb turkey chili w/ a little bit of shredded cheddar - 10

.: Snack :.

Mint-Cookie Protein Shake - FREE

.: Dinner :.

Lime-Cilantro Chicke w/ Cumin Cauliflower Rice and Avocado Salsa - 10

Water intake - 100 oz.
Exercise - 20 min. HIIT, 20 min. Cardio and 20 min. on treadmill @ highest incline
Carbohydrates - 39



Breakfast taquitos --

I made a batch of these yesterday morning to last me through Friday! They take a little while when making in batches, but they're super simple and very filling. This is what I use:

Mama Lupe Low Carb Tortillas
Jennie-O Breakfast turkey sausage
Scrambled eggs
Cheddar, shredded

My Homemade Turkey Chili --

2.5 lbs. Ground turkey
1 lrg. Onion (I use white, less sugar!), diced
Homemade chili seasoning
* 2 TBS. Chili powder
* 2 tsp. Cumin
* 1/2 tsp. Cayenne
* 1 tsp. Onion powder
* 1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
* 1/2 tsp. Pepper
* 2 tsp. Salt
Tomato sauce (canned)
Diced tomatoes (canned)

This stuff is pretty self-explanatory! I can't remember the exact amount of tomato sauce or tomatoes, but I say just go with what you know you're going to be happy with!

Mint-Cookie Protein Shake --

Slimfast Advanced Nutrition Protein Shake in 'Creamy' Chocolate'
4-6 ice cubes
1/4 tsp. Peppermint extract

Cilantro-Lime Chicken w/ Avocado Salsa --

I used this recipe here, I found it on Pinterest and it is to LIVE for! I am crazy about the riced cauliflower you can find in your grocer's freezer.
It comes in one of those awesome microwavable steam bags too! I added a bit of butter, salt, pepper and some cumin and topped it with the chicken breast and avocado salsa. SO good, you guys!!

This is how mine turned out tonight:



So there ya have it! Just a keep-up with my daily routine! I'm feeling really motivated, but have slacked off my PTR, so I'm going to get back to that now. Hope you guys are having a great evening!!

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.: Breakfast :.

2 homemade breakfast taquitos - 14

A homemade iced coffee w/ extra half and half - 5

.: Lunch :.

1 c. homemade low carb turkey chili w/ a little bit of shredded cheddar - 10

.: Snack :.

Slimfast Advanced Nutrition protein shake in 'Creamy' Chocolate' - FREE

.: Dinner :.

Turkey meatballs in marinara w/ melted mozzarella and a piece of garlic toast - 29



Water intake - 95 oz.
Exercise - 60 min. Cardio
Carbohydrates - 58

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I'm impressed with your self control with the diet--I don't know if I could do it! Dinner looked yummy!
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I'm impressed with your self control with the diet--I don't know if I could do it! Dinner looked yummy!
Thank you! I think that's why this particular way of eating works so well for me, I've found so many different products that I can have and have found a ton of really great keto/low carb recipes that I seriously love!
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.: Breakfast :.

2 homemade breakfast taquitos - 14

A piece of sugar-free gum - 2

.: Snack :.

Slimfast Advanced Nutrition protein shake in 'Creamy' Chocolate' - FREE

.: Lunch :.

A pepperoni Hormel REV Wrap - 15

.: Snack :.

A Starbucks grande iced coffee w/ sugar-free vanilla and extra cream - 5

.: Dinner :.

Breakfast for dinner!! -- 2 pieces of toast (Sara Lee 45 calorie healthy multi-grain), scrambled eggs and turkey breakfast sausage - 18



Water intake - 95 oz.
Exercise - 20 min. HIIT, 20 min. Cardio and 20 min. on treadmill @ highest incline
Carbohydrates - 54
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I created a sort of inspiration board to put up in my workout room!
I just used a bulletic board that I bought from JoAnn Fabric and Craft and a ton of different cardstock that I've collected over the years.




34 down! Next weigh-in will be on my birthday on the 27th.. Here's hoping for at least a "40 down!"
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.: Breakfast :.

2 homemade breakfast taquitos - 14

.: Lunch :.

1 c. homemade low carb turkey chili w/ a little bit of shredded cheddar (finally, no more leftovers!!) - 10

.: Snack :.

A Starbucks grande iced coffee w/ sugar-free vanilla and extra cream - 5

.: Dinner :.

2 homemade breakfast taquitos - 14

I know, I know! These were supposed to be my breakfast for tomorrow... But tomorrow is grocery day and we're running pretty low on everything, and I didn't want to go to the store the day before grocery day, etc. etc. ...AKA I'm lazybones.

Water intake - 95 oz.
Exercise - 60 min. Cardio
Carbohydrates - 43

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.: Breakfast :.

1 c. multi-grain cheerios w/ 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk - 25

.: Snack :.

A Starbucks grande iced coffee w/ sugar-free vanilla and extra cream - 5

.: Lunch :.

A low carb pita quesadilla w/ canadian bacon and cheddar - 9

.: Snack :.

Peanut butter - 6

.: Dinner :.

It was my mom-in-law's birthday today, so we went out to a place called Firebirds! I had smoked buffalo wings and a BLT salad w/ bacon, lettuce, tomato, spiced pecans and roasted garlic ranch dressing (SO GOOD!) - 20 (seriously doubt it's this high, but just in case!)

Pretty proud of myself, as everyone was tempting me with getting drinks and eating bang bang shrimp and chips w/ dip... but I stuck to my guns and waited for my own yummies and drank ice water!

Water intake - 95 oz.
Exercise - 20 min. HIIT, 20 min. Cardio and 20 min. on treadmill @ highest incline
Carbohydrates - 65

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.: Breakfast :.

3/4 c. Special K Protein Cereal w/ 1/2 c. Almond milk - 20

.: Snack :.

A Starbucks Grande Iced Coffee w/ Sugar-free Vanilla and Extra Cream - 5

.: Lunch :.

A Low Carb Pita Quesadilla w/ Canadian Bacon and Cheddar - 9

.: Snack :.

A Mint- Cookie Protein Shake - FREE

.: Dinner :.

2 Low Carb Wraps w/ Crock Pot Chipotle BBQ Pulled Chicken and Cheddar + Broccoli - 20

.: Dessert :.

A Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake - 10

Water intake - 100 oz.
Exercise - 60 min. Cardio
Carbohydrates - 64

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.: Breakfast :.

1 c. Multi0grain Cheerios w/ 1/2 c. Almond milk - 25

.: Snack :.

A Starbucks Grande Iced Coffee w/ Sugar-free Vanilla and Extra Cream - 5

.: Lunch :.

Keto California roll w/ Cauliflower rice, Cream cheese, Avocado and Pulled Chicken - 10

.: Dinner :.

Baked chicken, BLT Salad, Homemade Low Carb Bread and butter pickles - 7

.: Dessert :.

A Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake - 10

Water intake - 95 oz.
Exercise - None, rest day!
Carbohydrates - 57
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Yay for rest day! sounds like you're doing great--keep it up!
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Yay for rest day! sounds like you're doing great--keep it up!
Thanks! I know it, I appreciate rest day oh so much!!
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