I had an awesome time with my parents this weekend traipsing around Colorado and seeing some new spots that I’d never laid eyes on. When visitors come into town, I always try to find somewhere NEW that I haven’t seen. There are the old standbys and crowdpleasers that do get visited often (Rocky Mountain National Park, Pike’s Peak, etc.) But, here’s a few shots of some new spots that I’ll surely return to.
|Getting up close and personal with Denver’s famous bear at the Colorado Convention Center|
|Standing on the stair at the state capitol that shows that you are exactly ONE MILE above sea level|
|Summit Lake – Near Mt. Evans|
|We spotted snow at 13,000 feet (in September!)|
It’s always nice to have visitors, but gosh…. the food was a challenge. From Wine and Cheese on Friday night to HOMEMADE PIEROGIES on Sunday night sauteed with onions in butter. C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E!
When I went to bed last night, I had firmly decided that today would be a MUCH better eating day. 100% on plan, including all meals… no nibbles… no Salted Caramel Mochas. Just real disciplined eating! I wasn’t ready to give up! No, Ma’am!
INTRODUCING A NEW TOOL
Starting this week, I am beginning to use a new tool. I currently don’t subscribe to the Metabolic Max program offered by Jenny Craig. If you do, you may already have this piece taken care of, but I desperately needed some accountability and to start writing down what I was eating.
Here’s an example of today’s food intake. I’m within 20 calories of my target eating today (which I must say is impressive!) AND… I was able to find ALL MY JENNY CRAIG FOODS. Pre-loaded, baby. Easy-peezy!
|The actual food I ate today. Yep, that’s me!|
Also, perhaps my FAVORITE part, it cheers you on. See below the message I got today, when I “completed” my daily food entry:
It depends upon the device you carry. If you have a smartphone that’s either an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Mobile device, the answer is a big fat yes!! The application and use of the website is F-R-E-E!!!
PS… RIM Users, the Blackberry app is awesome (which I can’t often say for Blackberry apps.) I also have the iPhone app downloaded to my iPad. NO EXCUSE FOR NOT LOGGING FOOD and EXERCISE!
Alright, my dear NTTC Readers… I’m going to invite you to see what’s behind the curtain a LITTLE bit more. This is super-cool… how about MyFitnessPal has social networking built in? For example, my superstar friend Laurel (who introduced me to this app btw – - THANKS!) worked out yesterday and I know this because we’re “friends” on MFP! AND… you can add comments like FB to weight loss updates, etc. LOVE. IT.
If you’re interested in trying out MyFitnessPal and creating a FREE account, click here and/or download the app directly from your smartphone. You can also link up to my tracker by befriending “nothankstocake” – - That’s me.
I’m super-excited about this next step of my journey, as I’m sure you can tell. I think you’re going to like what you see when you check it out, too!
Let’s get out there and lose these last pounds, folks! xoxo