Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday update

Made some poor choices while I was out running errands today. But made the good choice of going for my run tonight even though I REALLY did not want to.

Oh and weighed in this morning down 1 pound. A little surprised but happy with that number and hoping to hit a pound a week for the next little bit.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Yesterday I made all good choices.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with brown sugar (out of blueberries)
Snack: yogurt w/ almonds and an apple
Lunch: chicken wrap
Snack: 100 calorie pack
Dinner: grilled cheese (not the greatest but I've been craving them big time)
Snack : granola bar

And I went for a good hard run.

Today I started the day out planning on making good choices again and did pretty good except for one.

Breakfast: oatmeal with brown sugar
Snack: granola bar
Lunch: salad w/ chicken and 100 cal pack
Snack: an unfortunate incident with butter tarts
Dinner: crockpot chicken and steamed veggies
Snack: probably pudding with cool whip.

I may try to go down for a run but that will all depend on how well DD goes to bed tonight.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Change in Perspective

So for the last little bit I've been using the "just for today" excuse.

"Just for today I'll have that chocolate bar"
"Just for today I'll have that bag of chips"
"Just for today I'll eat whatever I want"

So this morning when this hit me I thought "Well just for today I'll make the right choices all day long"

It's lunchtime and so far, so good.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Sucked out today. Here's what I ate

Breakfast: Oatmeal with yogurt and berries
Snack : granola bar and 100 calorie pack
Lunch: Salad with chicken
Snack: Kitkat bar
Dinner: grilled cheese
Snack: Doritos.

I'm just in this space where it seems so hard to make the right choice and I'm just not sure how to get out of this funk. Although continuing to post here and hopefully have y'all kick my butt should help. I'm fairly sure that if I had remembered I was posting my eats on here I wouldn't have had the Doritos at least. I think part of my indulging might be because I'm just not inspired by my meals. I look at Angie's healthy meals and they look so yummy and my salad just looks blah.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Well that sucked

I totally fell away from the program. Stopped counting points, stopped staying for meetings and the pounds started creeping up again. Last week I even skipped weighing in thinking that I could get it back on track for this week and avoid seeing the number on the scale (or rather having others see the number on the scale).

I think the worst of it is that instead of just starting to track my points again, I started contemplating doing some of the quick loss plans (ie cutting out carbs or sugars) in the hopes of getting back to that number. Silly, silly Leigh Anne. When I look back at the times I've been successful with weight loss, it's been through consistent tracking of my calories/points. So that's where I need to start again. Gonna pull out my week 1 booklet and review the CORE foods and try to focus on them.

And I NEED to get back to meetings again. I even attempted to go this morning only to learn that they have changed their hours/meeting schedule and the new schedule is really not working with my/DH's schedule but we'll have to work around it for now. I am also going to start posting my meals on here each day as well, in all it's glory, the good, the bad and the ugly (and boy has there been a lot of ugly up in here lately).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Week 7 Weigh in

According to my scale I am down the pound I gained last week and another pound on top of that. According to WW scale I lost the 3.4 pounds I gained last week. Either way I"m satisfied but next week I WILL lose 1.4 and hit the 15 pound lost mark.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November 1st goal evaluation

I decided at the beginning of this challenge to update my progress on the first of each month so here goes.

Weight Start 181 Current 175 Goal 160
Waist Start 36.5 Current 35 Goal 33
Hips Start 42 Current 41 Goal 38
Thigh Start 25.5 Current 25 Goal 23
Arm Start 13 Current 12.5 Goal 12

3 mile time Start 36 min Current 32 min Goal 33 min
*****I've decided to modify this and aim for a 6mph pace so 30 min*****

Push ups Start 12 Current 16 Goal 25

So it appears I'm making some good progress and should meet my fitness goals even if I don't meet my weight goals.

I wonder...

...what would happen if I stayed within points every day of November (but 2 that have issues surrounding them)? Let's find out shall we?