Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Weigh in Wednesday....50 pounds!!

Well, I guess the title kind of spoils my good news, but seriously....50 Freakin' pounds, people!! 

I have been so busy I feel like I haven't even had time to relish in my accomplishmnet.  But I have to admit, it feels so good.  This means I am averaging 10 pounds per month, and not too shabby since I just had my first fill last week!

I am still struggling with getting into a routine with my cardio every day.  I guess it's just like weight loss - a marathon, not a sprint.  I drive an hour to and from work and some nights I only want to crawl in to bed when I get home.  I'm nowhere near as exhausted as I was 50 pounds ago, but I still have those days.
And I'm getting ready to add to the load - school starts on the 21st.  I'll be doing online classes for the first 2 eight week sessions, so hopefully I can kick my own butt back into study mode.

Now let's talk bacon.....

I've always thought turkey bacan was supposed to be so much better for you.  Well, paint my door red and call me Elizabeth Arden...I was looking at center cut bacon versus turkey bacon and there's really very little difference.  Of course turkey bacon has a little less fat per serving.  But is it better to save the fat, or eat a more natural food?  I think I lean towards real bacon - just becasue I can't really invision how a turkey gets from being our feathered freind to looking like bacon.

What do you guys think?  Which do you prefer (if you are a carnivore like me) and why?

I have been loving the season right now in Florida - strawberries are soooo good right now.  Greek yogurt, strawberries or blueberries and a little granola have been the breakfast of choice in my house for the last week. 

We are thinking about going on a 3 day cruise at the end of April.  I really need to get away - and the beach calls to me! 

Hope all is well in Blog land.  Welcome new followers.  If you follow me and I'm not following you, please let me know.  I need to spend some time catching up with everyone's news.  I'm so proud of everyone and all we are accomplishing.  2011 is our year!!  TTFN!!


  1. Absolutely agree - if I'm going to eat fake/turkey bacon there better be a big damn health difference and there just isn't...not enough to warrant not eating the real stuff. No turkey bacon here...and holy crap - congrats on the big 5-0!!!

  2. Congrats on the 50, that is awesome!

  3. I say go for the real bacon. Isn't it amazing how sometimes there isn't much of a difference in the real vs "supposedly healthy" products.

    Congrats on the 50lbs!

  4. I like the real stuff! No turkey bacon for this girl. 50 pounds lost is simply amazing! You are doing fantastic! I live in NW FL and the weather has been spectacular!

  5. I like the real stuff as well! And congrats on the 50 lbs, super proud of you! :)

  6. yay for 50lbs!! doesn't it feel awesome!?!

    I have to say the real stuff taste better and if its not that much more go for it!

  7. Congrats! I have to eat turkey because I am allergic to Pork but if I had the choice I would pick pork every time!

  8. I'm ALL for real bacon. I don't eat as much of it as I used to, but I LOVE it when I do. Eat is and ENJOY, sister!

    And huge WOOHOO on the 50!!

  9. Real bacon of course! Hi Melissa! I'm a new follower.. It's amazing how little difference there is between the real stuff and the over-processed fake "better for you" stuff...Congratulations on your loss. Have a great weekend!