Weigh-in Wednesday: June 22, 2010

I did well tracking this week…doesn’t mean I did very well at eating, but at least I was doing my best to keep track. I expected a small loss or maybe even a tiny gain again. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I had lost 2.2 lbs! Wow! Now I just need to keep that momentum going in the right direction.

I keep saying that I really need to be getting more activity points, but I’m not doing very well in that area. I have a new bike, some decent shoes for walking/running, but I’m just not out there making use of them. It doesn’t help that there has been so much rain and that we’ve been busy. Here we go…more excuses. Should just break out the DVDs and get busy. The 30 Day Shred only takes 20 mins and it does provide some good results.

Weigh-in Wednesday

I know, I’m not doing very well keeping up with this. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. So…here are the “results” from the last 3 weeks.

6/2/10: lost 1 lb
6/9/10: gained 0.2 lb
6/16/10: 0.2 lb

Got a bit of a yo-yo going on for the last month or so. I need that yo-yo to drop and not go back up. I do have to say that I was quite relieved to see that number this week. After a weekend of camping and the food that goes with it, I expected to gain more than that.

What did I eat while camping?
Friday: Eggs, hash browns and bacon for breakfast , hobo dinners for supper (hamburger, potatoes, carrots, onion wrapped in foil and put in the fire). I don’t remember what I ate for lunch, but it wasn’t much. I think maybe some fruit and something else.

Saturday: Sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast. Pudgie pie pizza for lunch. Fajitas for supper.

Sunday: Pancakes and bacon for breakfast. Pudgie pie pizza for lunch and DQ for supper on the way home.

As I thought about it later I realized that I did eat what seemed like a lot and not what I would normally eat, especially at breakfast, but I didn’t eat as much as I would have before starting WW. Also, I barely snacked and when I did it was usually fruit. I had a couple snickerdoodles I made a homemade cinnamon roll or two and a few pieces of chocolate. But overall, not many snacks, which I think is what tends to get me in trouble.

THEN…Tuesday night…yes, the night before weigh-in…we had Chinese. Was I asking for a gain or what??? However, I really didn’t eat that much of the entrees on the buffet. I had a small serving of chicken and broccoli, some mushrooms in a sauce (maybe 4-6), 1 stuffed mushroom and 1 rangoon (I could make myself sick on those). NO lo mein noodles and NO chinese donut. I ate a cup of egg drop soup, a bunch of peel and eat shrimp, a couple crab legs and two pieces of sushi. I think that was it. Sounds like tons, but just had small portions of most things besides the shrimp. I was full when we left, but not miserable like I used to get. It felt good to make some better choices. And I felt better overall…the choices I made meant I wasn’t consuming massive amounts of sodium and fried foods. Speaking of fried food…I did have 3 pieces of sweet and sour chicken. Now that I think about it, I wasn’t starving a couple of hours later because I had eaten a bunch of fried and/or starchy stuff that didn’t last.

This week’s meeting focused on tracking. So that’s the goal for this week. I’ve been doing pretty well at tracking, but I would like to track every day and not “forget” things. I also need to work hard to stay within my points for the week. I need to get the scales moving again.

Greek yogurt

Have you tried it? You should. Just don’t dig in expecting it to taste like other yogurt. It’s quite tart and thicker than other yogurt. My favorite way to eat it is to dip fruit in it, especially strawberries and blueberries. It is very high in protein and a 5.3 oz (I think that is the size) only has a couple points. So, it ends up being zero when I use it as a dip for fruit since I only use a Tbsp or two.

I think it could also be used in place of sour cream. It has a somewhat similar flavor. I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan to soon. I also added a bit to my chicken salad today so I didn’t have to use as much mayo. I’m sure there are tons of other great recipes and ways to use it, but I haven’t done much checking yet.

BTW…I know that I haven’t done my weigh in posts the last couple of weeks. I will try to get that all up-to-date this week. 2 weeks ago I left for Indy on Thursday, returned home the following Monday and then had to get ready to go camping. So…it’s been a crazy couple of weeks.