Thursday, July 3, 2014

Homemade Coffee Popsicles and an Update on my Weight Loss

My weight loss is going well. So far I'm down a little over 18 lbs and I'm tracking like crazy on myfitnesspal. I jump rope almost everyday and try to get an hours worth in, which usually has me burning around 500 calories. I'm telling you, jumping rope is like the biggest weight loss/work out secret. It seems too easy and too good to be true, but my heart rate monitor don't lie. Besides, it's like 115 here in Phoenix and the idea of running outside makes me want to puke and then die instantly from dehydration.

Speaking of hydration, I made these cool coffee ice pops the other day. They're 35 calories because they contain one tablespoon of Coffeemate Italian Sweet Cream coffee creamer. To make them, just brew yourself a really strong pot (in my case I brewed a strong batch in my french press). I put the creamer in the popsicle molds first and then I poured the coffee and froze it all. It's awesome. I stole the idea from my friend Maryam on her instagram - @hiandhelloblog


In other vain news, I'm feeling really good about myself. Like, in a way I haven't felt in years. I'm finally at a point where I don't loathe myself in the mirror (I know, that's so whiney and annoying, but it was what I was feeling). I'm leaving for a trip back east to visit family this month and it has been my motivation to get my ass in gear. I gained so much weight since they last saw me and I wanted to make a dent in it. I'm not near what I was when I first left the east coast almost 3 years ago, but I feel healthier and just better in general. So yay me! 

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