Monday, July 16, 2012

Loving This Journey

It has been a pretty good week!  I have been sticking to my tracking pretty well during the week, though I have slacked on the fruits and veggies.  This weekend I watched what I ate, but I didn't track that well.  It's okay though.  I know I can not stop enjoying the things I like.  Yesterday, I went wine tasting.  Normally 1 wine tasting doesn't throw me off too badly.  But, there was a special wine trail going on so we went to 4 wineries.  I half expected to gain tonight, but was happy to find out I didn't.  I was hoping to hit my 10%, but maybe next week!

I need to keep it short, I started teaching summer school today so I have some work to finish up and I need to get to bed early!

Have a good week!

Week 12

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  229.8
Weight Loss:  23.6

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Because It Works

So I slacked last week... I had a friend in town and then the heat just had me feeling beyond lazy!  Last week was a tough week with my house guest and then the heat my eating pattern was out of whack!  But surprisingly it did not have a negative impact.  I ate out a bit while my friend was here, but we did not have as many meals and I was pretty mindful about what I was eating.  I honestly expected a gain this past Monday, but was happily surprised that it was just the opposite!  I am very close to seeing my 10% goal (2.2 pounds away!!!).  I am sort of seeing it in my clothes.  My pants are loose but I can not go  down a size yet.  My tops are baggy.  It is a nice feeling for sure!  I still have quite a bit to lose, but I am taking it one goal at a time.  Hopefully I will be achieving my first 10% goal very soon!  Starting Monday, I will be back to a somewhat normal schedule because summer school starts.  I think it will make it easier to track and eat meals at a normal time.  :)

Week 10

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  233.4
Weight Loss:  20

Week 11

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  230.6
Weight Loss:  22.8

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Week 8 & 9

Oh terrible me..... things have been crazy and I have been forgetful!  Between painting my living room and kitchen, and preparing for company... I have been a busy, busy girl!  Well Week 8 showed my first gain.  I was not feeling well that evening so that may have been part of it but regardless, I handled the gain like a champ!  Week 9 brought another loss for me, bring me closer and closer to my 10% goal.  I am only 5.4 lbs from that goal!  Woohoo!  I am going to keep it short and sweet because I am making dinner!  :)

Week 8

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  236.4
Weight Loss:  17

Week 8

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  233.8
Weight Loss:  19.6

Monday, June 11, 2012

Week 7

I finally made it back to my regular meeting!  I was by my lonesome tonight though, but that is okay.... I decided to stay anyways.  I am glad I did.  I participated a lot in tonights meeting, which is very unlike me.  I figured most people were being quiet, I might as well speak up.  I ended up having a woman asking me different questions, and I was proud that I could answer her.  I had another successful weigh-in, but I go in not expecting much of a loss.  I know I will come to a point when the numbers get smaller or the fluctuate and I keep trying to mentally prepare myself for that.  It is hard when I keep seeing such great numbers though.  I have lost a total of 17.4 pounds sine April 23rd.  I have not really noticed the change though.  My "big girl" pants still fit, and my old pants (just the next size down) are still too tight.  I think I have noticed some change in my face, which would not surprise me since that is the last place I gained the weight.  Plus, my bras are fitting better.  I had gained weight along my chest, which made my bras tight.  So I am seeing some changes but I do know it will take time.  I am 7.6 pounds away from my 10% goal, which will bring me down to the weight I was last July.

My goal this week is to eat more fruits and vegetables, along with other power foods.  I havent had as many of them these last 2 weeks.  It was one of the focuses during out meeting tonight.  I did notice when I ate power foods, that I felt better and more energized.  Though right now with school finishing up, I do not think all the power foods in the world could give me the energy I need to get through this week!  LOL

Week 7

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  236
Weight Loss:  17.4

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Week 5 & 6

Yikes!  I can not believe I missed a weekly update!  Well I thought about it over the weekend, BUT my internet was down!  LAME!  So last week I did alright:

Week 5

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  241.4
Weight Loss:  12

But this week I leaped over my 5% goal by 2.1 pounds.  I only needed .5 pounds to make it to my 5%. I feel the reason I did not lose as much weight last week (I lost a pound) was because I did not use any of my activity points or extra points.  I was determined to do better this week so I made sure I used some of them (not all though... usually about half seems to work well for me).  I am VERY happy with my progress!  Things have been stressful trying to get all the end of the year things done for school, but I do not take it out by eating food.  Here is to another great week!  Hopefully I will remember to update on Monday when I finally go back to my regular meeting!

Week 6

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  238.8
Weight Loss:  14.6

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Quick & Easy Breakfast

I am all about a quick and easy breakfast.  Who has time in the morning to make breakfast?  Well, there is no excuse!  Hungry Girl has a great variation of recipes for Eggs in a Mug!  This morning I made "the classic"

The Easiest Egg Breakfast Ever...

The Egg Mug Classic
PER SERVING (entire mug): 95 calories, 2g fat, 490mg sodium, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 14.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (likeEgg Beaters Original)
One wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, cut into pieces

Spray a large microwave-safe mug lightly with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and cheese and stir. Microwave for about a minute. Stir gently, and then microwave for another 30 - 45 seconds, until scramble is just set. Stir and enjoy!


I did add a little more to this recipe.  I used egg white liquid egg, one wedge of Weight Watchers Parmesan Peppercorn Cheese Wedge, and 1 Mini Babybel Cheese.  This totaled only 4 points!  Have a nice 2 point smoothie, and what a filling breakfast!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Loving Life!

love, LOVE, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVING life right now :)  Doing well with the weight loss, and just life in general.  Over the weekend I got out of a relationship in which I was no longer feeling happy.  I am proud of myself for having the courage to do so, I realized I can no longer be with someone who I am not happy with.  I am a very happy and bubbly person and I have not been myself for a while now.  I am proud to say that even through the breakup, I maintained my points.  I did not feel the urge to eat everything in sight!  I told myself that no man is worth me ruining the progress I have already made.  This week I had another great weigh-in.... Next week my goal is to hit my 5% (1.5 more pounds).  I am motivated to do it, but I do know that if I do not hit that goal that I will not be defeated.  There will come a point I will not hit these high numbers I have been getting (3.8, 2, 2.8, & 2.4).  I have mentally prepared myself for that point in time. 

Tonight I decided to tell a good friend of mine about my weight loss journey.  I was originally planning to surprise her the next time I see her (August?!?!), but I had to tell her the news.  She is someone I share everything with and since we finally stopped our 2 month old game of phone tag tonight, I had a lot to fill her in on.  She was beyond thrilled with my decision.  I am so happy to have such great friends and family supporting me!  They are the bestest, EVER!  <3

Week 4

Beginning Weight:  253.4
Current Weight:  242.4
Weight Loss:  11