End of March Check in!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I am down 3# from last week!!!!!!
I have realized that I have to be SUPER conscience of what I am eating, and have to make SUPER conscience choices, not fast/un-thought out just because choices. I am down 2# below what I started out at the beginning of the year after GAINING about 5 pounds and going up/down with those 5#. But it has ONLY come by watching what I am eating and exercising. The quick fires have helped tons and I just have to keep it up! My biggest thing with food is I *LOVE* carbs and carbs are NOT my friend. They set off cravings and make me hungry and craving more & more carbs and sweets! So I have had to cut WAY back!

Some YAY moments for me:
Last weekend we were gone to Rachel’s state quiz meet, which meant eating out and being away from home & the food/habits I had started putting into place. We stopped for lunch at McD’s – I was good & got a chicken bacon ranch salad & a parfait so I could get my veggies & not get too many carbs. YAY ONE!
Then for dinner we went to Apple Bees – I knew that would be an ok place because of their weight watcher menu. I got a DELICOUSLY YUMMY chicken/veggies/potato meal for 550 calories, oh my word it was scrumptious! YAY TWO!
For Breakfast Saturday @ hotel I was a bit worried – a lot of times they have CARB heaven there – donuts, bagels, muffins AHHHH! But this one had eggs, turkey sausage and fruit salad! BINGO!! YAY THREE!!
For lunch on Saturday we had a choice of pizza meal (pizza, chips, brownie) or a chef salad (with brownie) so I got the chef salad, it was HUGE and had turkey, ham, eggs, etc on it so it was filling. I gave away my brownie! YAY FOUR!
This week has went well, eating lots of fruit & veggies, logging my food and making sure I kept my carb count down. I have to say I got on the scale a few times during the week just to check on myself to see if it was working.
Yesterday morning I took kids to BK to play (littles not my big kids) while Timmy was in playgroup. We usually eat breakfast & then just get a snack there, drinks and maybe cini-mini’s or something. BK has my favorite breakfast foods :-s I checked calories and MAN OH MAN! I wish they had a fruit parfait like McD’s. The sausage biscuit was the least calorie item and it had almost 400 I think – WAY too man for a snack! So I just got a diet coke and let kids play. YAY FIVE!!!
Last night, dh wanted Hardees for dinner. They have my favorite hot ham & cheese sandwich and curly fries *dreamy eyes* but I looked at menu and there was NOTHING there I could have, NOTHING! So I got dinner and I got a subway sandwich, AFTER checking the calories  and I got a 6inch instead of a 12 inch! YAY SIX!!!
I saw something on a show this week that really was like an ah-ha moment for me – Jilian Michaels from BL was being interviewed. The host asked her “Do you count calories or do you just know what you are doing now and are at a good weight and don’t have to anymore?” She said that she counted calories every day – I was like WOW!! This is probably something I am going to have to do all the time, it is really important and will probably have to be a life long thing I do. She (Jilian) also said that some days she is just too busy with her schedule of things to get to the gym (welcome to my world) and she said on those days she tries to just make sure she is active – doing anything/something – and eating good quality food. So these quick fires we are doing or the 10 minutes I may get on the bike before a kid comes calling is important and beneficial!
So here’s to another successful week for all of us!!
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    Great Job! You did some great things for yourself this week. I discovered McD's parfaits this week also. They're yummy! I haven't been tracking calories on SP for a couple of weeks....just trying to keep count in my head. I've actually lost more the past 2 weeks (which I think is related to my metabolism changing gears). I've decided to "track" on days when I'm eating out of the ordinary. I'm sure that when I hit a plateau, I'll have to track every bite for a while to make necessary changes. Jillian....sigh...I want to look like her! emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 3/29/2010 10:06:12 AM
    I am so THANKFUL for this blog post! You have helped me with so many things I have been struggling with this week. You are doing an awesome job!!!! Keep up the good work.

    I, too, was surprised about Jillian counting calories every day. I'm glad it is a habit I am getting in to.

    Have a Fabulous week!!!

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    2885 days ago
    emoticon Wow! Jillian Michaels counting calories was a surprise! emoticon So glad we have emoticon to count our calories. emoticon emoticon
    The restaurant food sounds yummy! Your sure doing super emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Have a wonderful week!!! emoticon emoticon
    2886 days ago
    You inspire me!
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    Great job on making healthy and positive choices. That's what it takes to live this healthy lifestyle. One healthy choice at a time. I have many times thought about counting calories for the rest of my life. Sometimes it does seem like such a chore, but the results are definately worth it. You're doing awesome. Keep up the good work.
    2886 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You did SUPER this week.
    2886 days ago
    Good for you! I still struggle with eating out and making the right choices, so I just avoid restaurants as much as possible right now. But your smart choices paid off!! Congrats on the loss!
    2886 days ago
    I am applauding and jumping up and down for all of your victories! (I hope the Fitness Tracker has a calories-burned for this . . . )

    This is fantastic. You rose to meet so many challenges, such a variety of tempting situations. In addition to "YAY!" I hope you are telling yourself, "I am a strong person. I can handle different circumstances and make healthy choices!"

    You are amazing!

    Question: What was the name of the motel that had eggs, turkey sausage, and fruit salad??
    2886 days ago
    SOOO proud of you... Fast Food places are such a temptation and you did GREAT!
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    Great job in staying on top of things and continuing to make good choices wherever you are at! Sounds like you had some real 'aha!' moments this week--that is terrific! Yes, I think we will always need to pay attention to what we're eating and our activity level if we want to have a healthy lifestyle and weight, but that's okay.

    2886 days ago

    Great choices with your busy schedule! I give you a emoticon !!! It's tough in those situations to stay true to yourself but I have realized through the years (and point blank asking my healthy weight friends) that the majority of people need to watch what they eat on a regular basis.

    I wish you continued success in your journey!

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    2886 days ago
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