Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Goals - stick to smaller planned meals
drink a glass of water with each meal
Exercise for 60 minutes
Find something to do other than eat when I feel like nibbling
Daily points target: 22
Breakfast - 1 egg fried - 2 pts
1 slice toast - 1 pt
1.5 slices turkey bacon - 1 pt
sauteed Veggies - 0 pts
Lunch - 2 slices double fiber bread - 2 pts
Turkey breast lunch meat - 1 pt
Tomato, lettuce and onion - 0pts
1/2 can light progresso soup - 1 pt
Snack - 1 cup cereal - 2 pts
1/2 cup fat free milk - 1 pt
Dinner - 3oz chicken breast - 3 pts
1 cup whole wheat pasta - 3 pts
1/2 cup pasta sauce - 2 pts
1/2 cup cooked spinach - 0 pts
Snack - apple cup - 2 pts
1/2 cup fat free frozen yogurt - 1 pt
Total Points used : 22 points
Sunday, November 21, 2010
well I had a great birthday yesterday... as you know I reached my ww goal which is a gift in itself.
My sisters gave me some really awesome gifts, including some dark kiss lotion and body spray from bath and body works... mmm smells so good, a new table cloth and new pot holders... yay. I asked for all kitchen stuff this year.
My mom came down and gave me some new ear rings, that were really cute and then me and my husband took her out to dinner (it was her birthday two days ago so that was my gift to her)... we went to a japanese hibatchi place... the kind where they cook the food in front of you. I had miso soup, a salad with ginger dressing, we got three sushi rolls to split and then me and my husband split the chicken & steak and the Salmon & shirmp entree, which came with veggies, fried rice and noodles.
After that we went to go see the new harry potter movie. It was really well done compared to alot of the other movies. There were some things in it that really did not match up with the other movies though, things that were in the books but not put in the previous movies.... you would be lost if you had never read the books. But all in all it was really good.
I asked my hubby to stop by a local diner near our house on the way home. They have the best cheesecake and I wanted a slice, I have been planning on eating a slice of cheesecake from there for the entire year. I love cheesecake, its my favorite but I have made a deal with myself that I will only eat it once a year on my birthday because then that keeps it special and I dont have to worry about how high the points are.... because its only that one time.
They were out of the new york style cheesecake.... it was karyoke night and I geuss everyone there had a taste for plain cheesecake. :-(
So I went to the grocery store and ended up getting a sample pack of 4 slices.... I just wanted one big slice but it was either the sample pack of 4 tiny slices or buying a whole cheesecake to get my one big slice (which I knew would turn into the whole 8" cake by today)
So me and hubby split the pack of 4 slices. It was not the best but it satisfied my need for cheesecake once a year. and I am so done with it till next year.
I was so full last night I felt kinda ill. Even though I only ate half of my meal at dinner and did not get snacks in the movie theater I still ate waaay more then I normaly do and it was alot of points.... I added up the points for yesterday and it came up to around 60 points. My daily allotment is 22, so thats alot. I used up the majority of my weekly points on my birthday.
You know what though, I really enjoyed it and I know that I will make up for it this week. I am back on track this morning. I used the measuring cup to measure out my shredded wheat and fat free milk and I plan on exercising today too.
Overeating happens, its nice to be in a place now where I can jump right back to eating well the next meal. That makes me really happy.
One sad thing about yesterday though that really bothers me is how little my mom ate at dinner. I really wanted to take her somewhere nice and she did not hardly touch her food. I think it was because she was self consious about her weight. She lost alot of weight last year... she had gone from like 200 down to 150 lbs because the doctor gave her diet pills. Well she stopped taking them and guess what happened. :-( .... Now a year later she weighs more than I have ever seen her weigh. She looks like she is almost as big as I was when I started and it makes me really sad for her. I can just see this look on her face every time I see her. Expecially last night because she has not seen me in 20 pounds.
I really wish she would get her head in a good place to do this too... but you cant make someone take thouse steps, they have to be ready on there own. I of all people know that.
On a lighter note though overall the day was really good, overeating aside. Im looking forward to another great week.
Hmmm.... I just thought of this though... if thanksgiving is this week and I used all of my weekly points on my birthday.... hmmm, this is gonna be interesting. I think I may need to tweak my thanksgiving menu some more and make it even lighter. It will be interesting to try and eat on target that day, but I enjoy a challenge.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Well this morning I got up early and felt really good about today. For one its my 29th birthday and I have a really fun day planned. Im going out to eat later today with my mom and my husband and then we are going to go see harry potter.
I also felt good because I have done really really well this week... I stuck to my eating and got in around 40 minutes of exercise M-F.
I needed 1.8 to reach the goal I set at weight watchers and I have been trying to make it for a few weeks now but I will only lose a few oz. and I even gained one week. I had really been struggling.
I really pushed this week because how cool would it be to make goal on your birthday!
So I nervously got up on the scale at my 7:30am meeting and when my leader held up two fingers I said .... "2 pounds?"
She shook her head yes and I started jumping up and down... I could feel the tears welling up. lol.
I pulled out a sheet of paper with something I had written out last night on the computer. I knew if I reached my goal today then my leader would want me to share my story with everyone and I knew I needed to write it down because I would leave somthing out or be so flustered I could not compose my thoughts. thats just how I am.
When it was time for my leader to announce my 100lbs lost and reaching my goal I handed her the sheet of paper and asked her to read it... because I knew I would cry. and I started crying as soon as she started reading so it was a good thing.
here is what I wrote
I have been overweight since I was a baby. When I graduated high school I weighed around 310 lbs. I went on my first diet shortly after high school and my weight went up and down for years as I went on one fad diet after another. I would “diet” for a week or two but after not getting the quick fix I wanted I would eat everything in sight as I went on a month long binge and gained everything back plus some.
By the time 2009 rolled around I had just had my 2nd child and was 273 pounds. I could not play with my kids because I would get to tired, I could not shave my legs in the shower because I would get out of breath bending over, I could not put my pants on standing up because it hurt to lift my legs and The only clothes I had that would fit me were 3X maternity clothes, that I was quickly growing out of.
At the time I didn’t think I would ever be thin, I had pretty much given up hope on that a while ago but I knew I could not go on living the way I was. I knew I needed to change my mind set because the quick fixes I tried in the past never worked. I told myself that I would do this and no matter if I only lost a quarter pound a week I would not stop.
I started my weight loss journey on Jan 3rd 2009 at 273lbs. I started by just eating smaller portions and lower calorie foods but after a few weeks I decided to join weight watchers. I had done weight watchers once before and done well for the few weeks I stuck with it. I knew I needed the accountability of the meetings because even though I had lost 13 lbs. on my own I could feel myself slipping.
Shortly after that I decided to start exercising. Every other time I tried to lose weight before, exercise was something that was missing. I would always work out for a few days and then just get sick of it and quit. I could never get into a routine. This time I started with baby steps because I knew for me to stick to anything I needed to build it into a habit. So I started with the most minimal exercise I could think of; walking in place in front of the TV.
After almost two years I have lost over 100 lbs. and around 150 lbs. since high school. I ran my first 5k this past summer, I am now able to shop in the normal side of the store and am wearing a small - medium in shirts and a size 12 in pants. Shopping in the normal side of the store is something I had never been able to do, not even in middle school! I can now wrap a normal size bath towel around me instead of a beach towel, I have become a good role model for my children, and have even helped my husband lose 90 pounds just by cooking healthier meals for our family.
This has been the hardest, greatest, most wonderful thing I have ever done for myself and my family. I have learned so much in the past two years and have grown more than I thought I could from just learning to live healthy. I have no fears that I wont be able to maintain my weight loss because I know I now have the tools and support I need to keep me on track.
I am so excited for the years to come and to finally be able to live my life with nothing holding me back.
By the time she was finished reading half of the people in the room where crying! I was really shocked over that because I did not expect my story to move so many. I had people come up and hug me and tell me how inspired they are by me... there was a man who was around 50 years old and you could see the streaks left on his face where he had cried... wow.
I got my 100lb charm for my key chain and in 6 weeks I will be a lifetime member. I am so so happy. I am not at my final goal yet... I have a personal goal of 150 lbs.... but It feels like I have gotten there already even though I know this is not the end. I am so incredibly proud of myself.... that is an amazing feeling in its self because I really truely did not think I would ever be able to do this.
I think the most wonderful part of it all was a lady came up to me at the end of the meeting and she was crying. She said she was planning on quitting after today because she was just fed up with the whole thing. She said that she was going to stick with it because of me. That has to be the most rewarding feeling of all because I know how painful it is to be where she is now and how frustrating it is when your on that road and it seems like you cant get any farther along. I hope that one day she will get to where I am now and feel how happy and proud I am.
Its already a great Birthday.
Happy Saturday everyone!
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