Monday, August 02, 2010
well the weekend has ended and I don't think I did bad but I might have done bad as far as simply filling goes. With the weight watchers simply filling plan you get to eat as much filling food as you want to make you full but only get to eat other non-filling foods within your 35 weekly points budget and you don't have to track anything other than the 35 points of non filling food.
I ended up going to golden corral last night and eating alot of non filling foods... If I had of stuck with simply filling then I would hardly have any weekly points left. Fortunately I have tracked everything I have eaten since my week began on saturday so I am just going to track my points this week instead of trying to do the simply filling plan again this week.
I went to my parents house yesterday. I had not visited in a long long time, almost a year! Which is bad because my parents only live about an hour away from me. I'm a bad daughter. I just hate going over to there house because they smoke and I don't like that the smell sticks to my clothes and hair and my kids are breathing that crap in. My parents don't seem to understand that you still breath it in even if they are not smoking during our visit and they don't smell the smell either because they are use to it.
Anyway, it was a nice visit and nice to see my parents. They have seen me in the last year several times. I saw my mom about two weeks ago and my dad a month before but my 19 year old brother had not seen me since last summer when my sister graduated from college. He really freaked out when he saw me and the only thing he could talk about while I was there was how skinny I was now. He has never seen me any thinner than 230 pounds so I guess it was really surprising to see how small I had gotten. It felt really good that he reacted that way.... no one else has really reacted like that before, they have said stuff but never were really shocked at the weight loss. He also told me he was really proud of me and that really meant alot... alot more than I thought it would coming from my little brother.
My grandmother also said something that was pretty meaningful... she said that she didn't think I would gain the weight back... That was amazing to me. You see my grandmother is generally a very negative person. She is the type that calls you fat and then bakes you cookies and makes you feel bad if you don't eat any... and then when you do she tells you, if you eat to many your gonna get fatter... also if you lose a few pounds she says your just gonna gain it all back... or looks at you and says "whered you lose it, between your ears" ... That's a favorite for her lol.
Anyway for her to say something so positive as that she though I would not gain it back is really amazing and nice. It also meant alot.
I'm glad I went to visit even though I smelled really bad afterwards. :-(
In other news I have decided I really need to bump up my workouts again this week. For the last few weeks I have been slacking off by either skipping my workouts all together or doing things that are waaaay to easy for my fitness level. I'm talking, walking in place in front of the TV easy... which is fine for extra activity but I need to have a real, sweat my butt off workout at least 5 days a week.
This morning I really wanted to go back to sleep! Its odd because no matter how early I go to sleep, I still do not want to get out of bed before 8am. I went to bed at 9:30pm last night and still found myself wanting to crawl back into bed at 5:30 this morning. WTH!
I did not go back to sleep though I stayed up and I was determined to get a good workout in. So I just tried to think about it as little as possible and just make my body walk to the dvd player and put in my biggest loser workout video. This is one I know will challenge me and because of that Its hard to pop it in. I can just feel my brain saying "NOOOO NOT THAT ONE!!!" .... my hand wants to reach for walk away the pounds or something but I got it in and pushed play and then pushed myself as hard as I could.
Getting through the squats and lunges are reeeealy hard to do, I tend to want to stop half way through and wait until it switches to the next exercise. But I kept through the burning and shaking legs and kept telling myself "I am strong" ... It really is effective to do this as lame as it sounds. I got through each segment and felt like I was gonna fall over in a heap when the video was over... so mission accomplished.
I want to keep this up and really start toning up my body. I'm small enough now to where it will make a real visible difference ... I just need to stick with it this time instead of getting a week through working out and then stopping for a few weeks. I think I may get some new videos too... the ones I have are a little stale.
well I think I have decided on a 5k that I am going to do. I was reading about a 5k here in the city I live in that takes place on November 20th (my B-Day). Its called the Santa shuffle or something like that. I thought it was really cool because it happens during the Christmas parade! You start out at the beginning of the parade procession and then run a 3.1 mile loop to the finish line. It sounded pretty awesome and Its also neat because it falls on my birthday. I'm trying to talk my sisters into doing it with me. My one sister is already running several days a week... because of me I might add. LOL... she ran with me twice when I was training for my first 5k and then afterwards kept going. She can now run for more than 30 minutes straight. That's alot better than I can do now. she is in much better shape body wise though.... this would be her first 5k, which would be awesome to be a part of with her... I hope she agrees to do it with me.
I have not run any since I did my last 5k at the beginning of June. I figure I will prob have to start at the beginning of the C25K program again but if I start at the beginning of September then I should have plenty of time to complete it and then hopefully beat the time I set at the 5k in June. :-)
I'm really excited about it though... I'm really hoping the weather gets a little better soon so I can start training. I'm talking 100* days or at least a heat index of more than 100... and a million % humidity. Not good running weather.
Friday, July 30, 2010
well yesterday was day 6 of simply filling. I like it alot. I did not take pictures of my food today but tomorow I will post what I ate. By the end of today I will have eaten all of my weekly points and maybe a few activity points... which is ok... there is nothing saying you need to eat only filling foods.. You would get bored fast doing that. I tried to just keep the non-filling foods around 5 points or less per day and that seemed to work out pretty good.
I feel smaller! I really feel like I have dropped fat this week. I dont know for sure yet though because I dont weigh in till tomorow morning... but Im thinking its going to be good. We will see.
Im planning on giving simply filling another week though, even though I dont know if I have dropped weight doing it. Its not hard to follow and all I did to make my menu this week is take the one from last week and make a few changes here and there. Instead of doing mostly chicken like I did this week Im going to do mostly ground beef.... I do that because meat is pretty expensive and I get a big pack at sams club that is like 6 pounds or so.... I cant afford to by more than one type so each week I settle on steak, chicken, or ground beef.... then I throw in a couple vegetarian meals or fish... or if I have some meat left over in the freezer I will throw in a few meals using what I have on hand. It works out.
Breakfast 1 - cream of wheat and blueberries
Breakfast 2 - shredded wheat and blueberries
Lunch - flatout wrap (not ff)... tuna burger w/ avocado, lettuce, carrot & light ginger dressing (2 Points)
Snack - (It was my sisters birthday the day before and she always gets a pepperidge farm coconut layer cake for her birthday because she loves them.... OH MY GOD.... she goes in the freezer and pulls it out and gets a slice... I told her to keep it away from me because I would rip it out of her hand and eat the entire thing and then eat the cardboard tray it comes on too. lol.... then a little while later my other sister comes in ... they both live with me.... and gets a slice. It was killing me. So a little while later it was just calling my name... "Jessica, Eat me... Eat meee!" . So I went in the freezer looked at the calories and fat.... 240 calories and 10g fat for 1/8 of a cake. Thats 5 points. So I go and pull the cake out and look at the cake, determine how big an 8th of a cake is and then determine a 5th of that... and thats what I cut off.... a nice 1 point peice of awesomely bad cake..... I put it in a bowl and sat down and ate it slowly... took me like 6 bites. I dident eat any more and I was good. Im proud of myself for that)
(not a ff - 1 POINT)
Snack - peppers, carrots and hummus
Dinner - 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pasta, 2 tbls pesto, 1/8 cup fat free cheddar, 13 shrimp cooked in a nonstick pan w/ cooking spray.... 1 cup broccoli
Weekly points used today: 4
Weekly points used this week: 30
Activity points earned today: 1
Activity points earned this week: 6
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Breakfast - Oatmeal w/ blueberries, splenda & vanilla extract
Snack - 1 cup plain fat free yogurt w/ splenda & 1oz dry roasted peanuts (not ff)
(4 POINTS) wahhh, I didn't know that they were that many points when I ate them
Lunch - flatout wrap (not ff) w/ 2 oz chicken breast, lettuce, fat free cheddar cheese, 1 tbls light ranch dressing (not ff), 1 tsp bbq sauce (not ff), 1/4 avocado
Dinner - shrimp and whole wheat pasta w/ a tomato onion sauce (1 tbls whole wheat flour in sauce which is not a filling food), 1 medium sweet potato, 1/2 cup green beans
Snack - 94% fat free popcorn
Weekly Points Used Today: 6
Weekly Points Used This Week: 26
Activity Points earned today: zero
Activity Points earned this week: 5
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