A Wonderful Weekend with Weight Loss Milestones

March 16, 2014

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, at least what is left of it! Mine has been absolutely wonderful. A little slower than what I have had over the past month, but I have cherished it, especially since the weather was better than I thought it would be. Friday morning it was freezing. I was so bummed because I thought the rest of the day would be chilly. I was wrong though, yay! I went to my doctor's office on my lunch hour, received my B12 injection and weighed. I lost 2.4 pounds last week! My new total down since November 25th, 2013 is 40.2 pounds. I finally hit the 40 pound mark, how exciting!

I wanted to train after work, but I was still so sore. I literally stayed sore the entire week. Which is annoying. Thus I ended up taking the evening off. I went home after work to change clothes and freshen up so I could meet my good friend Alexis for dinner and a movie. I loved my look for our outing. I am finally starting to see big changes in my body. Even though I have lost weight every single week since November, it has not really hit me that I am making big changes. I did not realize how much weight I gained in 2013. I thought I was still the same person on the outside, but I wasn't. Anyways, I wore a brand new outfit, I felt so confident. I wore holy jeans, leather boots, and a pink shirt with black mesh sleeves. I felt rough and tough - all I needed was a Harley, ha!

Alexis and I went to one of my favorite neighborhood spots, "City Tavern". I had a vodka tonic while she sipped on Margarita's and we enjoyed the beautiful evening on their patio. The weather turned out to be so nice. We then ordered dinner and I could not believe how delicious my meal was. I knew their food was good, but wow. I had a sirloin, mushroom, and provolone wheat wrap with a side of sweet potato fries. After our fabulous dinner went to the movies to see "Non-stop". That movie was so awesome, but anything with Liam Neeson is. I definitely recommend everyone to go see it!

Saturday morning I woke up still feeling a little sore but I was not going to let that stop me from my new found passion, hiking! I made cake batter protein pancakes with sugar free, high fiber jam, and chopped walnuts so I could fuel up. I will post the recipe soon!

I left at noon to go to the mountains. I started my hike around 1 PM. Though I was tired, I really wanted to keep my heart rate up and push hard. I seriously love being out on the trails, blasting my music, and soaking up the sunshine. I can not believe how good I did especially compared to last week. I got to the top of the mountain 6 minutes faster, did not trip over any rocks, and  pushed myself hard. My motto is to push yourself to the limit and go even further. That definitely happened on my Saturday hike.

I came down the mountain much faster than usual too. After I finished my trail, I even walked another half of a mile on a different trail. I still finished 9 minutes sooner than last weekend. And last week I just walked my normal trail. That is just crazy to me!

Once I finished my hike, I relished in the drive home. I was dead tired. I literally could barely keep my eyes open. I went by the grocery store and came home. I have not been that exhausted in quite some time. I took a steaming hot bath to help my muscles recover, made a tomato and cheese flat bread pizza, and caught up on the new season of "Bates Motel". However around 10 PM, I had a weird burst of energy so I cleaned out and organized my closet and prepped food. Ha, so random.

Today the weather has been so gloomy and raining nonstop. Ugh! I slept in until 10, made breakfast, then did some shopping. You know I love telling you guys about my steals and I have definitely had some good ones lately. I bought a new pair of Asics to hit the hiking trails with and a cute new pair of wedges for Spring. They were buy 1 get 1 half off, I had a 10% off coupon, and $15 in reward points. I bought both pairs of shoes for $68.17! Old Navy has compression pants on clearance. I have never owned a pair of compression pants so being able to purchase cute blue ones for only $15 bucks was amazing. They have pink as well but I had to order those online since the store was sold out. I love the way they make your booty and legs look. Lastly, my Quest Bars. GNC has them buy 3 get 1 free and I had a $10 off coupon. I bought 12 of those bad boys for $15!

After shopping, I went to the gym for cardio and weights. Then I decided to go see the new "Need for Speed" movie - strapped with my favorite snacks.

Now it's time to clean and shower, watch my Sunday night shows - "Total Diva's" is back! It's going to be a dreary, cold few days this week. Ugh. How was your weekend? Linking up!


  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Great job on your weight loss and your hike!!f

  2. Love you!!!!!!!!! I can't believe this is the 3rd time I have gone to GNC to get those oreo quest bars & no luck!! ughhh One day I will be able to say I have tried it. You are so beautiful. & congrats on the 40 lb weightloss!! I am hoping I can say I have lost my weight soon!! Hope you have a great week darling! Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  3. Cute wedges and Asics! I love hiking as well, can't wait for Spring to get here :) I have those same Old navy pants in blue and pink also. Their Active line is affordable and durable.


  4. The Hike sounds like so much fun. I love hiking and its a new found love as well, the more I do it the more I love it. I can't wait for nicer weather here to get out more.
    The shoes are so cute! I love Asics!
    Yipppee on your 40lb mark, you are amazing!

  5. Looks like you had a great hike!! I forgot to wear my polar when I went on mine but it was still fun. Love those wedges! You are doing amazing girl, and you look fabulous!

  6. Congrats on the 40 lb mark! That hike looks so beautiful & the wrap looks so good!

  7. your trail pics are making me jealous. I AM CHOMPING AT THE BIT for this bullshit to melt so i can hit the trails again. just wait till you start RUNNING them - it's exhilarating!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

  8. What a great weekend! Looking fab as always!

  9. I am loving your new shoes! They are super cute!

    Congrats on the 40lb mark! And look at your showing that trail who is boss this weekend! So awesome. I will be excitedly waiting for that cake batter protein pancake recipe! Mmmm mmm!

  10. I LOVE reading about all of the progress you're making! It keeps me on track too so I don't make dumb excuses for myself haha. I'm SO crazy jealous of your hikes too! Chicago is just too flat for that ha!. I also might have to steal those blue workout capris!! Old Navy right?

  11. Very nice pictures of your hike! I can't wait to get out on a hike without soaking my feet! lolz! Come on spring!!!

  12. Congrats on the milestone!! That is awesome and, as I said before, YOU look amazing!!!!!!!!!! What an inspiration you are to me!!!!!!! :-)

  13. you are doing SO good girl!!!! 40 lbs is AMAZING!!!!! I can totally tell too!!!! Love those new blue pants as well. Sounds like a lovely weekend for a lovely girl!!!

  14. You are an inspiration! Way to go girl!

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