Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Weigh In 11/28

Somehow I managed to survive the week of Thanksgiving and even have a 2 pound loss! Thank you, Lord!

I only had one real treat the entire time (a coffee cup of M00se Tracks Ice Cream - my fave!!) It was a challenging time since we do 2 Thanksgivings - his family's one day and mine the next. I ate a banana with peanut butter at 12:30, knowing we would be eating lunch at 1:00, just to keep me from being starving. I also got some extra exercise in since I was off work. I had to really bundle up, but it was nice being outside.

I'll be attending two different Christmas Brunches over the next 2 Saturdays and, for me, they will be more challenging than Thanksgiving.

My total weight loss is 29.5 pounds and I have 3 more to go to reach my goal by the end of the year.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Weigh In 11/20


Last week was hormonal and PMS really gave me grief. This week made up for it!

I am down 5.5 pounds! I know that's a lot, but last week, I was up a pound. This kind of makes it balance out, I guess.

I have 5 pounds to lose by 12/31. I'm working on it - big time!

My Thanksgiving strategy:
Going for a long walk Thursday morning before people come over, and making sure to eat breakfast.
Cooking the casseroles I like best so I can use lf soups and cheeses.
Drinking plenty of water.
Fixing a lf dessert so that I can have something, too.
Having disposable plates on hand so that I can send guests home with leftovers.
Waking up Friday really early and shopping all day burns calories, right??
Walking Saturday morning.
Walking Sunday afternoon.
Accepting that this week may just be a week for a small loss. The victory sometimes is just in not giving up!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I Guess We All Have Bad Days...

Well, this week was a rough one. I did fine, got exercise, ate the right things... Then.

Just to tell you the truth, PMS hit me like crazy this month! Around Halloween, I was fine. I walked by the candy bowl and didn't even care it was there. Then, Monday, it was like I was a drug addict. I ate more chocolate Monday than I have in the past 2 months. I probably ate a dozen pieces of chocolate candy. I came home and walked an extra mile to try to outdo the damage - and hoped it would help to suppress my appetite. No such luck.

I ate a few pieces Tuesday, maybe 4 or 5, but just couldn't turn off the switch. I'm paralyzed with fear that I am slipping back into bad habits. I have a lot of negative talk going on in my head that I'm trying to stop.

Want to hear my negative thoughts?
I just can't do this. I've got too much to lose. Just accept that I'm a big girl.
I've lost 20 pounds and still don't have any clothes that I need to throw out. Most people have shrunk out of their wardrobe by this point.
No one commented/complimented my weight (except Hubby). No one can even tell.
Quit doing this - it's too hard.
Just take a break from this and come back in January. If I came back in January, I would be up 10 pounds.

So, here's what I am saying to myself since I am UP A POUND this week:

I still weigh less than I did last month.
My clothes are looser. This one pound has not made my clothes tight, obviously.
I can still exercise. Even if I make an occasional bad food choice, I can exercise more, too.
I didn't eat the entire bowl of candy. :o)
A lot of this could be water and I might even lose 2 or 3 pounds this coming week to make up for it.
My goal is to lose 10.5 pounds by the end of the year, which is still possible.
It is important to me lose weight for a wedding that is next June. I still have more than 7 months to lose a lot of weight between now and then.

I know the positive comments I would leave on someone else's blog if she had the same week as I have had. It's just hard to believe it when you're saying it to yourself and not someone else.

But, I am not quitting. I'll be weighing in next week - with a loss - and keep working on it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Weigh In - 11/7

Can you believe we are already a week into November? I know they say times goes by more quickly the older you get, but at this point I feel like I'll be 85 next month!!

OK, on to the weigh in.

I've lost 3 pounds this week! Last week I only lost one, so I guess this averages out OK. I'm really trying to make exercise more of a lifestyle and not a "I have to do this." I have dieted on and off (actually, yoyo-ed) for my entire 20's and I think this is the first time I am truly more focused on being healthy. I started this endeavor the least excited I've ever been. Ever. I started out just making a few small changes, seeing a few small results, decided I had to work more to get more and that's how it has taken off.

9.5 pounds to lose by 12/31!!!!

I found a great new food item at my Super T@rget this week. They have seasoned/mixed chicken from Chi-Ch!'s. I've only seen that brand of salsa before and when I read the nutritional info about the chicken, it wasn't bad at all. It's not seasoned cut up pieces of chicken, it is more of a consistency of shredded chicken bbq with lots of sauce. Anyway, it would be great on a burrito or whatever. I purchased some FF tortilla chips and put some lf shredded cheese on top and nuked it until the cheese was melted. Delicious chicken nachos for me on Sunday! I think it would also be good on a Mexican salad or something. Anyway, that's my food find for this week. If you decide to look for it, it's in a yellow bowl with red writing.

Hope you had a great week!

Monday, November 5, 2007

I'm a winner!

Elizabeth at MP Forever selected my name for her Fall Bloggity Giveaway! I am so excited!

She will be sending me a giftcard for Bl0ckbuster and a gift certificate for a dozen free donuts from Kr!spy Kreme. Hubby is a hufe KK fan and, frankly, I entered this contest just for him - I think he's even more excited than I am! :o)

Thanks so much, Elizabeth!