Monday, March 10, 2008

Monday Morning Weigh-In

Well, first let me say this was a very hard week for me! I started out doing so well and then my dh's grandfather died and we were gone from home a lot! We ate out at an all you can eat steak house one night. I have read some articles on how you should eat at these places and I pretty much followed it. A big salad first then fruits and veggies and then a lean meat, I had chicken instead of steak. Doing this really helped me stay on track. I was pretty full before I even started on the chicken! I also am looking at eating out in a different way now. I do try to watch my portions and fat in things while eating out, but eating out is such a luxury for us when we do go, I am going to stop worrying about it and just enjoy it instead of feeling so guilty. I counted all my points that day except the eating out because I really had no clue on some of the things as this restaurant does not have nutritional facts online or in the restaurant. I also was snowed in for a day and really snacked a lot! I did snack on healthy things usually 1-3 point items, but my points really added up that day! Still though I have a BIG weight loss for this week! Last week I weighted 298.6. This week, I weighed in at 293.2! That is another 5.4 pounds GONE! I am going to start making some weekly goals and then I will report back here at my weekly weigh-ins as to how I did.
Here are my goals for this week:
  1. I am going to exercise! I am setting a goal of getting 12 activity points this week. That would only be about 4 days of exercise.
  2. I am going to work on getting my servings of fruits and veggies in at least 5 servings.
  3. I am going to get my dairy servings in at least 2.
  4. I am going to drink my water, at least 6 glasses a day. I am going to try for at least 80 ounces!
  5. Do a better job at planning my dinners and have points ready so I can plan my day.

So, here I go off for another good week, I hope!

Update: I forgot to add something really important to me. This weekend we went to Wal-Mart. I had some time to myself and decided to go try on some clothes. I don't want to buy a lot of new clothes because I am planning to shrink a bit more, you know. But, I did need a few things. One thing I tried on was jeans! I cannot remember the last time I wore "real" jeans. Maybe college? (that's over 10 years ago) I wore those elastic waist jeans, you know where the elastic goes all around before I got pregnant and then my stomach would not even fit into those after the twins were born. Well, I tried on those "real" jeans and they fit! I am even in a size smaller. I told my dh this is what I was going to buy for myself after reaching my first goal of being under 300! So, I got into those jeans and I really feel so happy! I will take a picture this week along with my regular monthly picture! So stay tuned!


Mimi's Toes said...

OMG, I am so proud of you. I am giving you a ciberspace hug right now! You really inspire me, I want you to know that. To be able to control your eating while out, is such an accomplishment. Your thinking has changed and you seem so prepared. You are a winner girl and I am so proud for you being about to try on REAL jeans. How exciting!
I finally got me a treadmill, you will see on my blog. I am so excited to start using it. Let's get healthy together...GREAT JOB!!!

Mimi's Toes said...

oops, I meant, being able to try on Real jeans...

Melissa said...

Lorie, GIRL, you are rocking the house!! Congrats and awesome job. You should be SUPER PROUD of yourself!

Becky said...

Yay Lorie! You are doing awesome! Great job.

Katie said...

You are doing so great! Congratulations. You are really inspiring me to try harder. Keep it up!