Another Milestone Achieved

So it seems like since the last time I posted my updated weight (11 days ago), my weight has sorta fallen off easily since then!

I hit 299.2 pounds on the 15th. That was a major milestone as its been soooo long since I’ve been under 300 pounds. The next goal after that was to hit 75 pounds lost.

If you remember, I started out at 372 pounds and I’m glad to say that as of this morning, I’m at 293.5!

That’s a total of 78.5 pounds lost!

I did a little calculating and figured out my average weekly weight loss is almost 3 pounds a week. I’ve been dieting and changing my lifestyle since December 18th, 2012, or 27 weeks ago. This is the longest by far that I’ve ever stuck to eating healthy and exercising regularly. It feels amazing!

I guess my next goal is to hit 100 pounds lost, and you know what that means? It means I need to think of a reward for myself! My 50 pound weight loss reward was my bright Skechers tennis shoes. I loved them so much that they turned into my exercise shoes. Those shoes really helped me keep my weight loss going. So I want my 100 pound weight loss reward to be just as great! Any ideas you have are appreciated!

A second milestone I had was last night when I exercised! Megan came over for a walk/run, which usually means walk because I’ve never really been able to run. We started out walking and then power walking and then finally I said, “ok, let’s run to that car.” We ran on and off for most of the workout. And the crazy thing is, it was A LOT easier than times in the past where I tried to run.

We ran/walked about 2 miles in maybe 35 minutes. Here’s our crazy run path!


It was a great and fun workout and we both decided we wanted to do it again soon! I think we’ll try for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. And of course, I’ve still got jazzercise both days this weekend so maybe one day, I’ll get a double workout in!


Lindsay’s Favorite Things

I kinda feel like Oprah when I say Lindsay’s Favorite Things, but without the giving away free stuff part. 🙂


I feel like its been a while since I’ve posted about some of my favorite products, so I thought I’d do just that. Most of these products I’m going to mention are staples in my everyday eating.

Ok, here are my top 6 favorite food products right now!

1. Sprouted Grain Tortillas


I use these for multiple things. I have gone back to eating wraps again for lunch, so I eat one everyday. I also use these tortillas to make my own tortilla chips. I just cut them into about 8 slices and bake them at 325 degrees for 10 minutes or until crispy. They go great with salsa or guacamole. These tortillas are also great as pizza crusts because they get nice and crispy.

2. Trader Joes Tomato And Roasted Red Pepper Soup


I actually just tried this for the first time today and I loved it. I had a cup for snack along with my zucchini pizza bites and it was the perfect snack because it was warm and filled my belly up. At 100 calories per cup, it’s a great snack and a good way to get in some extra veggies!

3. Wholly Guacamole


I’ve eaten this stuff pretty regularly since I started my weight loss journey. I love that it’s portioned out so I know I’m getting exactly 100 calories in each pouch. I use this guacamole on my sandwich wraps, or I eat it with my homemade chips, or I even have it for dinner when I make something Mexican. Since guacamole is a little high in fat, I never have more than one pouch a day, even if it is a good fat.

4. Chicken Sausages From Sprouts



I have always loved chicken sausages, but the ones from Sprouts’ meat counter are my absolute favorite. They have many different flavors such as spicy Parmesan chicken sausage, or green chile chicken sausage, or feta and spinach chicken sausage, or apple chicken sausage, just to name a few. Every one that I’ve tried is delicious, but so far the spicy Parmesan is my favorite. I like getting a few different flavors and cooking one up each night for dinner.

5. Cucina Antica Marinara Sauce


Ok, so I decided to buy some pre made marinara because I was seriously just not in the mood to simmer my own. This one looked promising so I picked it up at Sprouts and tried it for dinner tonight. It is THE best jarred pasta sauce I’ve ever had. It says homemade flavor on the label and it delivered! Two great things about this sauce is that it has spinach in it (always trying to get in more veggies!) and it has no added sugar. Here’s the nutritional info.


At just 35 calories for 1/2 cup, it’s the lowest calorie marinara sauce I’ve come across. I eat marinara sauce almost every week. It’s low in calories and full of vegetable. This brand has other flavors of pasta sauce, such as tuscany pumpkin, that I can’t wait to try next! Not all are low in calories, but I’m sure they’ll taste as great as this spinach marinara sauce.

6. Jessica Chocolate Bar From Dude, Sweet


Ok, so this one isn’t exactly healthy, but it’s extremely yummy! If you haven’t heard of Dude, Sweet, it’s a local Dallas chocolate shop. They’ve got some fantastic sounding chocolates such as a Szechuan and lime chocolate bar, or dehydrated blue cheese and sea salt fudge, or even olive oil infused with hickory smoked cocoa nibs. I went over the weekend and ended up getting the Jessica Bar for myself. It’s got caramelized rice, carrot, sea salt, and ancho chili in it. It’s spicy and oh so good! I had half of the chocolate bar for my after dinner snack tonight. Seriously, yum! I got the Crack In A Box for my BFF, Megan. They said it was by far their best seller and I’m sure you can’t go wrong with a name like that. I’m thinking I need to go back to Dude, Sweet soon! I wanna try more of their deliciousness!

Well, that’s all for this edition of My Favorite Things! Hope you’ll try one or some of these things for yourself!