Weigh-in Wednesday and Juicing!

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As you know from previous weigh-in posts…I’m getting a bit frustrated! I’m ready to see the scales go down!!! I weighed in this morning at 193.6. That is down 1.4 lbs. Yay!

I have a new goal for the next 7-10 days. Juicing! I watched a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The man in the documentary did a 60 day juice fast. I do not plan on going to that extreme, but I figure 7-10 would be beneficial. I’m hoping this will jump-start things a bit. A cleanse with some weight loss (hopefully) and then I plan to go back eating plant-based.

I went to the grocery yesterday to stock up on some fruits and vegetables. Here is what I got:

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I already had some other things that can be used too. I’m not sure how long all of this will last. Yes, it’s a bit expensive, but I guess it’s not really that much more than buying food for the way I eat normally.

I had a fruit-based juice for breakfast. It included spinach, oranges, lime, grapes, cucumber and pear. I think that was it…forgot already. I just kind of threw some things in and hoped it worked out.  It was actually very tasty!

For lunch I’m having veggies: spinach, apple, carrot, celery, cucumber, and a tiny bit of ginger. Again, we were just adding things to it. It doesn’t taste too bad, I wouldn’t say delicious, but it’s something I can drink.

So far, so good…we’ll see what I’m saying after another day or two of just juice!

If you’ve juiced and have a favorite combination I would LOVE to hear it!

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Weigh-in Wednesday Jan. 23

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Oops…almost forgot what day it is. Drum roll please……and the number is….195.0. Oy! At this rate I could lose 10 lbs by, oh, NEXT YEAR! I know I’m not eating perfectly, but I thought I was doing pretty well. Oh well, at least it’s going down (oh. so. slooooowly.) and not up!

I know, I know. I have to exercise. Argh!

Alright, enough whining from me. Tomorrow is a new day. I’ll keep at it.

 

Weigh-in Wednesday

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Yeah…it’s that day again. Ugh! Guess I’m not doing as well as I thought. I didn’t like what the scale said this morning. I was up about 0.4lb. It’s not much, but it’s moving in the wrong direction.

I have been exercising a bit this week. Not nearly as much as I should, but I guess something is better than nothing, right? I’m going to have to get serious about the exercise. I know that will really make a big difference.

Weigh-in Wednesday

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My weight today was 195.2. That number is soooo ugly!!!! This surprised me this morning because all week I have been 193 or so. Not sure what I did yesterday that made it jump, but I guess that’s just more incentive to work hard this week!

I have got to get out of the 190’s. I have been hanging around in there for far too long! I’m thankful to be out of the 200 range, but this is still not a good range to be in.

I’m trying to remind myself how good it felt when I was down 35 lbs. How much more energy I had, the fact that my knees and feet didn’t hurt as much, and how I had more confidence in myself. I’m ready to get back to that feeling!

Weigh-in Wednesday and more

Yes, I know, it’s not Wednesday, but I have been really bad about getting my weigh-ins updated in the last month or two. So thought I would update it a bit today.

I am currently down to 171 (home scale). My last weigh-in at WW was last Wed. and I weighed in at 173.4. I missed several weeks of WW in June and July due to being out of town or just not being able to make it to the meeting. The weight is slow coming off in the last few months, but my eating habits haven’t been very good either (and of course lacking in the exercise dept.). I thik some of it is also that I have become a bit content in where I’m at right now. It’s not where I want to be long term, but I have lost enough weight to wear smaller clothes and I’ve bought some new things to wear. I’ve lost enough that I have gained a lot more self confidence again. It feels wonderful to finally not be so concerned with how I look. Again, I’m not skinny, but much improved over where I was.

I could stand to lose another 20-30 pounds and still be within my healthy weight range for my height. I’ve said throughout this weight loss that I would like to be down to 145-150 pounds, but I’m not set on just the numbers. If I get to 160 or whatever and find that I am happy with that, then that is fine with me.

I still love the idea of Clean Eating, but have not been doing very well at it. Still improved over how I used to eat, but also have quite a ways to go.

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.

Weigh-in Wednesday

After spending most of my week NOT tracking, of NOT eating very well at all. I wouldn’t have been surprised to gain 1 pound or more! But, I gained 0.4. Yes, it’s a gain, but I was expecting it. So now, time to get busy and get back to tracking and EXERCISE!!!

I have been reading Jessica’s blog and I think she is reading my mind. Her post today was about hating exercise. I don’t know that I would say I hate it, but just don’t feel like doing it. One of her readers commented about a challenge she in which she participated. The challenge was to exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Anything…walking, running, working out or just playing with your children. Any activity is better than none. It’s not always about burning TONS of calories each time (although that is great), but about moving more! What a great reminder! I think this might be the approach that I need to take.

Food tracking

There are so many benefits to tracking food eaten. It can be a pain to do it sometimes, but it really does help. You are able to see what you have eaten and can offer insight to weight loss/gain. I’ve found that it can even help you to refrain from eating something because you don’t want to track it. Tracking allows me to really see when I’ve done better and the difference that can make in weight loss.

All that said, I have not tracked at all since Tues. I think I’m pouting…lol! I’m in this mindset that I’m tired of having to work so hard and spend so much time thinking about this weight loss. I just want it to be, to happen. Obviously, this is not going to just happen. It requires work and dedication and thought. So, if I hop on those scales on Wed. and see I gain I should not be at all surprised.

Here’s the brief rundown since Wednesday’s weigh in. I was STARVING after my meeting (which starts at noon). I normally don’t eat a whole lot before the meeting, but at least something in the morning. I’m not sure why, but I was even more hungry than usual. I went to lunch at Hacienda afterwards. I SCARFED down so many chips and my food. It seemed like all afternoon I just wanted to eat. I got an alfredo meal at Sam’s for supper and garlic bread. I did eat a salad, but a bit more alfredo than I should have. Plus, the other snacks and such throughout the afternoon and evening. Just had the munchies.

Thursday morning is Bible study and there is always goodies there. We did McD’s for lunch for my niece’s birthday and I ate a McDouble and a yogurt parfait and a few of the boys’ fries. Then pizza for supper. And more misc. snacking.

Friday I took a snooze once my oldest got on the bus, so I didn’t eat much til late morning. I did ok, but did go a bit overboard eating Reese’s pieces. Then we had family night at my aunt and uncles. There were sloppy joes and chips and YUMMMMMMYY dip. Again, just mindless eating.

So, back to tracking? Um, yes! Notice what I just said? MINDLESS eating. That’s when I get in trouble. I get tired of thinking about it, but I need to get over it and get used to thinking. I think I DESERVE to eat stuff I shouldn’t. Like I mentioned the other day…I feel like right now it’s almost more of a mental struggle than a physical one. I’m really working on changing how I think about food and feel about it and such.

One last note…all that snacking and “junky” food. I  definitely notice a difference in the way I feel. Time to dig into those fruits and veggies I bought this week and be done with junk.