Extreme Makeover: Me Edition

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Amber at {aefilkins} hosts Extreme Makeover: Me Edition each week on Wednesdays. It is a fabulous time to read other people's journey to healthy living and weight loss, gain encouragement, give encouragement...and make friends! We all want friends, right?! :)

This week's topic is simple:


Share with us how you're feeling about your progress.


To be completely honest, this week has been a struggle for me. I haven't worked out with Maksim since last Friday! *hang head in shame* My in-laws came for a visit over the weekend and with visitors always comes FOOD! We grilled out and I was good...I made myself a turkey burger and it was YUMM-O!

Let's pause for a recipe break...

Jenny's YUMM-O Turkey Burgers

1 pound of ground Turkey (all white meat...lean)

2 slices of Pepper Jack Cheese

seasoning salt

Directions: divide ground turkey into 4 equal parts. Roll turkey into a ball and press out. Take cheese slices and divide them into fourths. Press 2 cheese squares in the middle of each turkey patty and cover with the ground turkey and press back into a patty. Season w/ seasoning salt (or any kind of seasoning) and grill...and Enjoy! They're delish!

You know how it is when family is just sit and visit and eat...and drink mojitos. Oh, you don't drink mojitos? Hmmm. Maybe that's just us. Well, for anyone wanting to know a mojito made w/ 2 oz light rum and 4 oz of mojito mix is 4 points on WW.

On Sunday, Isaiah went home with his Grammy and Papaw for a few days. *insert pouty lip and major sad face* He's NEVER been out-of-town without us and NEVER stayed that many days without us. It was so hard to let him go...he's my baby and I want to keep him that way...BUT it was good for him and he LOVED it!

Going to Grammy and Papaw's!

He really had a great time and did terrific! However, while he was gone, in the evening I felt myself wanting to eat and snack due to nervousness/boredom. It was all I could do to just go to bed and not eat something...popcorn, chips and guacamole, crackers and cream cheese...something! I'm just relieved to make it to Wednesday. Isaiah is back home and it's weigh-in day at WW! WOOHOO! As of last week, I had lost 16.2 pounds LOST 18 POUNDS (an additional 1.8 at WW this week!). *fingers crossed* for another good weight loss. (I'll come back on and update this post after weigh-in.) I had a small goal set for this weekend. When I started trying to lose weight back in March, I had said I wanted to lose 20 pounds by my family reunion, which is this weekend. I don't think I'll hit 20, but I feel good knowing that I'm close. My next goal was to have lost 25 pounds by the NKOTB concert in Dallas on the 17th of July. I'm really hoping to meet that one! I need to look smokin' hott for Joey! (Right, Xazmin?! :)

My goals for this week are: to keep eating as many fruits and veggies as I can squeeze into a day..."portable fruits" (aka bananas, grapes, berries...things that don't need peeled, cut, or sliced) ROCK! I also have been trying to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day...thanks to my stainless steel water bottle, it's been pretty easy! I love that thing! I MUST exercise! I'm hoping my nose unclogs so I can get back to exercising with Maksim asap ...acceptable levels of oxygen are essential while exercising with Maksim!

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Hope everyone is having a great week!

13 comments...I love comments:

Heather said...

I think I'm definitely going to have to check out the DWTS workout video. I want to work out with Maksim too! :o)

Those turkey burgers sound absolutely delicious! I LOVE ground turkey and am definitely going to have to make some soon!

Good luck this week ~ have you tried adding Crystal Light to your water? I know it makes it way easier for me to get my water in each day!

Connie Weiss said...

The Turkey Burgers sound awesome! I have some JennyO turkey in my freezer right now.

YOu are do so great and Good Luck today!

Vivienne said...

Great job on the weight loss. I am a mojito person, so thanks for the tip.

It's hard, but we all survive the first over-night/away from home trips our little ones take...

Kelli said...

Keep up the great work! I can't wait to get my fun. I'm glad that Isaiah had a great time with his grandparents. My kids love to go.

Sara said...

Those burgers sounds so delicious! I want to check out the dancing with the stars workout, I hear its good! My sister loves it

Xazmin said...

That's right baby! we come!

I'm so proud of your inspires me to do better, because I've been a major slacker! But now more...I only have 9 days til NKOTB...Must. lose. more. weight!

jenjen said...

Good job on your EM:ME so far! Those turkey burgers sound wonderful! Good luck this week!


3 Bay B Chicks said...

I love you and your blog, Jenny Kate. Seriously. I always walk away after reading one of your posts a bit happy and definitely more inspired. Everything from WW to Maskim gets me more motivated.

Thank you!


Anonymous said...

I have never tried a turkey burger, shame on me! I'll have to give it a try. I hope you did well at your weigh in!

Lynn said...

Good job on the weight loss. WW has such a great plan! Thanks for the turkey burger plan. I have never put cheese in before I cook. I will be trying that. Enjoy the time he is gone to the grandparents. My kids are too cool for the grandparents these days.

Jen said...

good work on the 18 lbs! Keep it up, girl!

and your turkey burgers sound yummy!

Jen said...

Jenny you are doing GREAT! Congratulations! The burgers sound yummy, I'll have to try those. and may I say 'neti pot' for the nose? Sounds gross, but they really DO work....

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so proud of you. Proud of you with a capital P : ). You are amazing. And wonderful. And I am so proud. If I had been eating the turkey burgers I would have had 4 of them. Seriously. Lately, I can not stop eating. The harder I try, the more I want to consume. I am very, very discouraged.