Firstly (I hate that word, if it is one, so I’m using it), I’ve decided to quit noting days I’ve missed in my titles. No more “Weight Loss Challenge – Day XX-XX.” It’s dumb. If I didn’t write on that day, why am I even mentioning it. It’s like I’m trying to turn in my late homework with my other homework that isn’t late.
Ok, that’s done. Now on to something only somewhat more interesting to you, though very interesting to me.
Yesterday was weigh in day, and I have to admit, I was pretty excited. I really felt I had done well and I wasn’t super nervous, because I was pretty confident. So here it is. My results.
Weight Loss this week: 2.0 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 28.8 lbs
That’s awesome! I am so happy with a 2 lb loss for the week. The only real change I made was my workouts. I was a little more diligent in actually doing them and when I did workout, I worked out much harder than I have been. I think that was the catalyst last week. This week, I think I’m going for the same thing. If I can get another 2 lbs, that’ll put me over 30 total lost which would be a pretty big milestone since that was my original goal.
My goal is to lose 30 pounds within 6 months from now. That means by April, I should have lost my weight.
~Me (October 22, 2014)
I could in reality, hit my goal in half the time I had anticipated. That’d be awesome.
For today, I have something new to try for breakfast. Over the last several weeks, I’ve been eating Yoplait’s regular and Light yogurts with a little granola. It’s definately been growing on me to the point where breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It’s the simplest, but the tastiest. I found a deal on Chobani Greek Yogurt yesterday (20% off plus my 5% off using our Target Red Card) so I bought 3 (just in case I hate them).
These little devils are 5.3 oz as opposed to the 6 oz Yoplait. Ok, no biggie there. I’m paying considerably more for only .7 oz less. I can live with that. The product is supposed to be higher quality right?
Well, upon opening the container, what do I find, but the most disgusting looking congealed mass of yuck. You have to admit, this crap looks horrible. Ok, don’t judge a book by its cover right? So I stirred, and stirred and stirred. Yeah, this stuff doesn’t like being stirred. It’s as though they mixed water and oil, because no matter how much I stir, the crud seems to never fully mix with the fruit stuff.
Well, how did the stuff taste? Bitter… and slightly sour. This ain’t Yo Momma’s Yoplait is all I can say. I won’t say I hated it, but I cannot say I loved it. I’d be mad if this stuff had more calories than my regular stuff, but it’s pretty much between the original and light versions of Yoplait so, I can’t complain. I’ve discovered, if you add the right amount of granola to yogurt, any yogurt can taste good. I don’t see myself buying more of this stuff. The smell alone just makes me want to puke. Those greek yogurt lovers out there I’m sure are saying to yourselves, “what a little sissy baby. Doesn’t he know that greek yogurt is so much healthier?” Yes, I’m sure it is healthier than the synthetic stuff I’m eating. Yes, I understand their packaging says “Only Natural Ingredients” like “Pectin” and “Locust Bean Gum” which sound super good. No, I cannot jump on this bandwagon whole hog. I’ll eat my 3 cups that I bought at some point because I’m cheap, and then I’ll go back to my non-curd forming Yoplait (I should really get paid by Yoplait for how much I talk them up).
The best part of this stuff, though, is the container. These guys obviously know their stuff is not meant to be eaten without granola, as they made the container big enough for a 1/2 cup of granola to be mixed in without difficulty. Much appreciated.
Anyway, now that I’m done with whatever that was. I hope everyone else had a great weekend and is starting their day off with something better than a congealed glob of crud. Though there are worse things to eat.
What is the most disgusting thing you eat that is healthy for you? This yogurt is now at the top of my list.