Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Weigh In - 10/17

I nearly did a double take on the scales this morning. Truthfully, I went back and weighed myself a total of 3 times!

I am down 3 pounds!!

I lost weight while on vacation!!

Let me tell you about my week.

Hubby and I left Thursday afternoon to go to Tennessee. We went directly to Chattanooga and had dinner at a Mystery Dinner Theatre. That had an Italian dinner buffet. I basically filled up most of my plate with salad and a touch of dressing, then added some pasta (2 small servings). I went back for 2nds on salad only. Dessert was brought to the table, I had one bite and gave the rest to hubby.

Friday morning, we just picked up McD's for breakfast where I had 2 egg mcmuff!ns, no meat. Lunch was a Sl!mfast Bar and dinner was Chick-fil-@ (chicken wrap and soup). We spent the day walking around Rock City, Ruby Falls, and other highlights in town. Saturday, we ate breakfast at Cr@acker Barrel. (They offer turkey sausage as a meat choice.) We then rafted down the Ocoee (lots of paddling!) and hiked some just as we crossed back into Georgia. Dinner was Wendy's - baked potato with small chili on top.

I know we didn't eat at "nice" places on our trip (except Thurs), but that's not because I was watching what I ate, it's because it was convenient. We didn't have to wait for a table and we could continue our sight seeing. My goal was to lose one pound this week. I am so thankful to have done more. I guess I got in quite a bit of cardiovascular exercise on this trip, which is obviously helpful.

Another thing I am using to my advantage right now - Halloween candy! I know that sounds surprising, but these little boxes are automatic portion control! I currently have Nerds, Junior Mint$, and Sugar B@bies at home. Just enough to curb a sweet tooth. I do not keep them in the kitchen - it's too easy! I keep them in my bedroom closet. I know it sounds silly, but that way if I am on the couch watching tv, I'd have to go to the closet to get them. Plus, I don't think of them near as often. I know some people can't deal with the temptation, for me it helps. Whatever works, right?

These little treats also came on my vacation, too. I can skip dessert at a restaurant if I know as soon as I get in the car, I can have a bit of something.

Another thing I found this week are J!mmy Dean Delights. (or something like that) They are in the frozen section of the grocery store. They are a breakfast muffin with a egg (white), slice of cheese and your choice of 3 breakfast meats. I couldn't find info from their site about this product, but the nutritional info is 260 calories 7 g fat 2 g fiber 30 g carbs 18 g protein for the turkey sausage. The canadian bacon and black forest ham are lower in fat by 1 gram. Super good and super fast!

That's my week - I hope you had a great one, too!


Jan B said...

I can't even have candy in the house at this point in my life. I have protein bars and some granola, but that's it for me. You have more self-control them I do. Congrats on a great week!

Scale Junkie said...

WOW great loss and while on vacation!! What a great example of how making the choices matter!!

Courtney said...

3 pounds even while on vacation. Congratulation! I tend to use vacation as an excuse to eat anything I want but now I have a hero. I'll just think of you and say to myself if she can do it so can I.

Mama Bear June said...

That's wonderful that you lost on vacation! I have some sweet treats on hand, too. Dove dark chocolate is on the list for the Abs Diet, so I get the small bit sized ones and have no more than 2 a day. Congrats again on the great loss!
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Tiffany said...

Congrats on the weight loss after a vacation-that is great! I also have some candy in the house to help with the sweet tooth-vanilla tootsie rolls-YUMMY!

I am also jealous of your vacation-sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. We are finally going on a little camping trip in two weeks. Kinda hard to leave the 3 month old behind when she is still nursing-but we really need some time alone with two kids in the house now.

Keep up the weight loss!!

Mamacita Tina said...

Wow, vacation and still lose three pounds! Inspirational!

Thanks for sharing what you did. You made great choices without depriving yourself of foods you like to eat. Awesome!

kickboxingmomma said...

That is GREAT! Congratulations on your weight loss!

Sounds like you had a great vacation, too! I often will eat really light for breakfast and lunch, too! Then I can eat what I like for dinner!