Daily Eats – Day 4

Fat free plain Greek yogurt. Low fat Gronola


100 Calorie Wheat Bagel Thin

Dr Praegers Veggie Pattie. Fat Free Swiss single.

2 Bowls of Veggie Soup

1.5 Glasses of White wine

My sister highlighted my hair tonight too! There are perks to having a hairstylist sister, although I’m so low maintenance with my hair that I rarely take advantage of her. But I have big plans this weekend and I decided to spruce things up a little. It’s subtle, and I may add more blonde, but I’m happy with subtle.

The gym tonight SUCKED! I had plans to do core, but my gym has 1 ab machine and it’s lame. So I’m going to have to find another way to strength my middle, maybe Pilates o Saturday will work. On top of that I had the worst headache while doing Cardio, making it so bloody awful. But none the less I was there for an hour, and I worked out and I didn’t die. So I’m good.

My mom made the most amazing vegetable soup, I wanted to eat a gallon of it, instead I had two bowls. It was fat and starch free, and didn’t taste like nasty chicken noodle salty gross soup.  YAY! I’m going to force her to make me more!

I’m trying to have good thoughts for weigh in this Sunday! Does everyone else feel like they are on track for a good week?

Daily Eats – Day 3

16 oz non fat Vanilla Latte

Fat free plain Greek Yogurt with Low Fat Granola

1 whole grapefruit

Stale almonds…yuk. Dried Dates

2 bites of a power bar (to get rid of the stale almond taste)

Fat Free Swiss Single

Veggie Pattie (same pic as yesterday as I forgot to take a new one)

Low Fat Chilli (homemade by the husband)

Orange Juice.

Mr. Gaunt is very sick…poor boy. So while he went to bed early I finished my BFF’s Bridal Shower invites and watched a bunch of Gossip Girl on Netflix. I also snuck one too many bites of Chili…lame. I also wanted sweets sooo bad but opted for a dried date…it sorta did the trick. Forcing myself to take pics of everything I eat really is holding me accountable. The only thing I’m noticing is that my dinners this week have all been pretty high in sodium, hopefully I wont bloat for weigh in on Sunday.

I also managed to go to the gym for an hour today, even though Mr. Gaunt didn’t go. I feel so motivated! I did arms today. It’s core tomorrow, and then my mom and I are trying a Pilates class on Saturday! I’m so excited.


30 in 90 HAPPY 2012!

2012 is sooooo my year. I can just feel it…seriously. Business, health, family, relationship, growth, finances, weight loss….its all gonna be great in 2012. Despite getting married and moving back to Washington, I’d say 2011 was a hard year. We had a lot of obstacles to overcome, and every month felt like a struggle. It just wasn’t the year for me.

in 2012 we have big plans too. In one week we will be doing a wedding expo with our new business Tied Bow Events, and I am so excited! This event will really give us a feel for how the summer and this wedding season will turn out. On a very tight budget we have been working our butts off getting all of our websites, promotions, packages and booth together. Fingers crossed and good thoughts!

In other big (fat) plans, we are doing the THIRTY in NINETY plan! Don’t be fooled, this plan is not something I found online, I made it up. Its pretty straight forward, lose thirty pounds in ninety days. Eat healthy, work out tons, lose weight.

I weighed in today, yup up 33 pounds from where I want to be. Mr. Gaunt is up too, too much, both of us.  For Christmas we bought each other 3 month gym passes and we have been going faithfully. The plan is to go 5 days a week for an hour. 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training. We both want it to sort of become a hobby, something we enjoy, where you can actually see and feel the results. The few times in my life where I regularly worked out, I never really felt like it was making any results. I want to change that.

For food, sugar is OUT! no more. I’m ok if there is a little sugar in breads or cereal, but nothing that is specifically made to be sweet. No candy, cakes, ice cream, baked goods.

Also, nothing fried, minimal cheese, low carb, lots of veggies. The usual. But smaller portions. Portion control is key. I will ALWAYS take half of every meal I eat out home with me. Also no more beer (him) or wine (me) except on special occasions.

Last I’m sharing pics of what I eat! For 90 days, if I eat it, you will see it. It will hold me accountable.

Weigh in is on Sundays, so no wild weekends.  If you want to join all you have to do is email me morganmelim(at)yahoo(dot)com or text (if you know my number) on Sundays how much weight you lost (not your actual weight), and I will list you our weigh in post! Take before and after pics too! And healthy food your eating, or gym pics and send those to me too! We can all motivate each other!


Fat free plain Greek yogurt. 1/4 Cup low fat granola. 1 Grapefruit.REALLY dorky "Before" pic of me at the gym

Super dorky "Before" pic of me at the gym.

On the 5th day of Gym-mas

me, post gym, looking buff?

Mr. Gaunt and I did day 5 at the gym (stupid Christmas making us lazy.) today! Go us! And on this lovely day at the gym, we added Strength Training. We did arms. Biceps, Triceps, Highceps, Flyceps….or whatever they are called. It was nice, 45 minutes of cardio, 15 minutes of weights. We have also switched to Slacker Radio instead of Pandora because they supposedly have more variety and less adds, we will see. Do you have an opinion on the two?

In shallow news: I got THREE new perfumes for Christmas.  I’m trying them all out one week at a time, to see which one really is “me” although I plan to wear all three. This week I’m rocking the always FAB Miss Britney Spears Circus Fantasy.  At first I wasn’t sure, but it seems to go really well with my natural sent (that sounds gross). When I put it on it became kind of vanilla and citrus…its nice. Thanks Mr. Gaunt!

I think my mom is on board with our new health plan, it always helps to have the people around you on the same wagon.

My Legs Fell Off

Not true, but they FEEL like they want to fall off! Gah! Yesterday’s Squats did a number on my very weak legs. But I guess that means its working right?

I decided since I couldn’t even walk down the stairs properly at work, that I wouldn’t go running…duh. I also had to go to the bank, and since it is now 4:52 and about as dark as I would want to be out running, I know I need to work out the minute I get home.

So to even out the soreness I will be doing this tonight:

I have managed to keep my house pretty clean over the last few weeks, and stay on top of laundry. This is very good for me (us). I’m so excited for our upcoming trip to Colorado and the Holidays! It’s what I think about while at my very boring job.

We got fancy-pants embroidered business shirts this last week for our business! This is very exciting. I still have a lot to do by January (when we officially launch) but I will have 3 weeks off from work soon, so I will have plenty of time.

My phone is uber-crapped out now, it hardly works.  Verizon has $99 iphones, but it’s so hard for me to justify spending that money…who know why, I’m sure Ill love it. I should just do it…sigh. I’m an over thinker.

Alright, Ive rambled enough. Mr. Gaunt and I are off to get free Chili from my mom!

The Not Dirty Workout Pants

This morning I was folding laundry and I pulled my workout pants out of the dryer.

1. They were definitely NOT dirty, as they have definitely NOT been worn since September.

2. Boo…I suck.

I feel sluggish and tired and fat and lazy these days. I feel overwhelmed by the loss of light (dark at 4:30!) and it makes me not want to do anything. I Looonng for the days of summer where it was light until 10! And we at so healthy and I ran at least 4 days a week, and when J would get home from work we would use the barbels to strength train.

God I feel sick with how lethargic we have become. How couch loving, cake eating, grossness.

I want to feel motivated again to at least be healthy.

I need pride back.

I need strength back.

I need energy back.

I’m really poor right now, but I might fork over the money for a gym membership again. I can’t work out in the dark, but I have got to feel better about myself. And no more sugar! God I have way to much sugar in my life! I’m debating giving up sugar in January as my New Years Resolution. I’m really good at New Years Resolutions, so we will see.