Sunday, April 14, 2013

Yeah, it's a Rut.

Edit: If you're visiting this page for the Oreo recipe from Pinterest, it's at the bottom of this post! Thanks for stopping by! :)

April 5K Challenge Update

The Goals:

- Get down to 220's
- Develop and abide by meal plans
- Develop and abide by exercise plans

The Deadline:

- April 27, 2013 (Law Day 5K)

The Terms and Conditions:

- Weigh-in's will be every Sunday morning

- Dinner plans are to be posted for each week
- Exercise plans are to be posted for each week


Weekly Weigh-in:

Start Date: March 24, 2013
Start Weight: 235.4 lbs.
Current Weight: 235.4 lbs.
Total Loss: 0 lbs. (+1.4 lbs. from last week)
Goal Weight: 229 lbs.
Goal Date: April 27, 2013
Pounds to go: 6.4 lbs.

Dinner Plan for this week:

Monday - Salsa Con Queso Chicken
Tuesday - Grilled Fish with Salad
Wednesday - Grilled Chicken with Salad
Thursday - Grilled Fish with Salad
Friday - Grilled Chicken with Salad
Saturday - Pesto Chicken

Exercise Plan for this week:

Monday - Treadmill - 1 mile
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - Treadmill - 2 miles
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Treadmill - 1 mile
Saturday - Rest


I feel as if I have been in a rut. Two weeks without losing weight while in a challenge; yeah, it's a rut. I actually did very well with sticking to my exercise plan last week; my meal plan, however, was thoroughly compromised.

Last week I had to focus hard on my exercise plan. This week, I am determined to stick with both my meal and exercise plan. I am going to lose weight this week, and I'm going to build up my endurance for my upcoming 5K! April 27th is just around the corner, and I'm not going to let it sneak up on me!


My husband and I have been very busy lately, hence the lack of blogs this past week. This weekend was completely booked, too. My husband and I took engagement photos for our friends, and since they were up from Pittsburgh, we spent the entire day with them! We went out to lunch and dinner on Saturday (hello, 1 lb. gain!) and took some pretty awesome engagement pictures.

Taking pictures is one of my favorite hobbies. I've done one wedding, a handful of engagement and family session, and school pictures, too!


As for today, my husband and I got to visit my aunt for lunch. My husband installed a ceiling fan, and I got to visit. My aunt and I had a fun time sharing recipes, and talking about my all-time favorite topic; FOOD! She gave me a lot of new ideas that I can't wait to try! She also made a killer soup that I will definitely be sharing with you soon. It was only 151 calories for two cups. Amazing!

I made the dessert for our lunch today. I got the idea from a picture on pinterest. Unfortunately, the picture didn't come with a recipe, so my husband and I made up our own.

I will call this, Goal of Losing's Oreo Mousse Cups (a/k/a new recipe number 5 of 26):

This recipe serves 3 and each cup includes about 330 calories, 47 carbs, 12 fat, 4 protein.


9 - Oreo cookies (6 crushed, three reserved)
1/2 pkg. Jello brand chocolate pudding mix
1/2 pkg. Jello brand vanilla pudding
3 cups Cool Whip
1/2 cup skim milk


Crush Oreos, use as first layer.

Mix vanilla pudding mix with 1 1/2 cup cool whip and 1/4 cup skim milk. Beat well, about to mousse consistency. Use this as the second layer.

In a separate bowl, mix chocolate pudding mix with 1 1/2 cup cool whip and 1/4 cup skim milk. Beat well, about to mousse consistency. Use this as the third layer.

Top with an Oreo cookie. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve, or serve immediately.

Question: Do you prefer golden Oreos or the good old fashion Oreos?
- I prefer the good old fashion Oreos, myself.


  1. Hey lady, wishing you the absolute best of luck with your upcoming goals. I have read some about your health issues, and having odds against weight-loss, and I am just so proud of the fast you're beating those odds! I'm proud of you for always getting right back on track and living healthy and taking care of yourself. You're awesome!!!

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