The Cardboard Box Diet: Week 1

Cardboard diet posts are actually scheduled for Thursdays, but there was a zero percent chance that I was going to blog yesterday. So Friday it is! I hope you all had a lovely 4th. We did! We went to the beach, watched fireworks, and ate. On that note…

Diets.

If you missed my CBDiet post last week, head over to our wonderful hostess’ blog for the details. Feel free to play along. (I use the term “play’ VERY loosely.) And should you choose to participate, FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, give Miss Lauren some credit.

 Time for the talking points.

Weight-in
Well I haven’t weighed myself in quite some time. I’ve never really believed in scales. I think they are jerks, misleading, and only tell half of the story. Although I did weigh myself at the gym on Sunday. It gave me two different weights. See why I don’t trust scales?! But I will weigh myself at home tonight and then next Thursday to see if my scale will tell me the truth. Though I quite relate to Lauren on this. My weight fluctuates day to day, so even if the scale tells me I’m a pound or two lighter, that doesn’t actually mean anything at all. Regardless, I’ll start tracking. I’ll do it for Lauren.

Exercise completed
Okay, NO JUDGING. Remember that I have not stepped foot into a gym since college. That’s five years for those of you keeping track at home. I’ve done some Shred or Biggest Loser Yoga here and there, but I don’t really work out. I went to the gym with Stephen and I speed walked (is that a word) for about 3.5 miles. THAT IS A LOT FOR CHELSEA. I did the incline until I thought my butt was going to fall off. While some of you may be thrilled if your butt fell off, I would not be. I don’t have much butt to spare. That’s all I did. But in ChelseaWorld, that is a success.

Splurge/Guilty Pleasure
My life is a splurge. I only decided on Sunday that I was going to participate, and I didn’t do too well. It was holiday week, okay?

Plus, how can you have lunch at work without cookies or fruit snacks for dessert? Maybe that’s my problem. Hmm. Also, I have a new love for Shock Top Raspberry Wheat beer. (Last week, Lauren and I both blogged about it… we never even discussed our love in real life. That’s how you know we are blog soulmates.)

Success Story
You did hear me say that I went to the gym, right?

Recipes
Sweet Potato Fries! Not really a recipe, just instructions. Skin your sweet potatoes and cut them up into fries. I’ve heard that soaking them in water for a few hours helps them crisp up so I always do that. Toss them with some cornstarch and then coat them in olive oil. Lay them on a well oiled cookie sheet (don’t crowd them) and sprinkle them with garlic salt. Bake in a 400 degree oven, flip after about ten minutes and then cook them a bit longer. Excellent!

Photos
I didn’t take photos of my food or fitness. I’ll work on that.

5 Responses to The Cardboard Box Diet: Week 1

  1. Molly July 6, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    3.5 miles??? That is awesome, Chels!

    Also, you make me laugh. I miss you.

  2. Lindsey July 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Don’t feel bad, I am not one to exercise either. I think taking care of toddlers/ children is plenty of exercise for me ;)
    Way to go on your 3.5 miles!!!
    Must try the sweet potato fries. I always fry mine and it is not so healthy. Thanks for the recipe :)

  3. Katy Livingston July 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Tell me about this beer. Is it super raspberry-y? I think my husband would like it, but I want to make sure it’s not too super-sweet before spending 8 bucks! (Can you tell I’m a tightwad)?

  4. LfT July 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    1. 3.5 miles is a lot!!!!! I wish my butt would fall off. Michael told me the other day “You could set a coke on that!” I think he meant it as a compliment but I think it needs to be fine-tuned.

    2. WE ARE SOULMATES.

    3. I want those fries in my belly right now.

    4. DO IT FOR ME.

    5. I am so glad you are doing this it’s not even funny. You are awesome.

  5. Nichole July 7, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    I think scales are jerks too…I might even have a stronger word to use. ;o)

    A three and a half mile walk is awesome…way to go!

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