Sunday, February 28, 2010

Weekly Weigh-In #55 and Month in Review

This was a good week for weight loss.  Of course I was sick in bed for a couple of days, and usually that works in your favor when your hoping to drop some poundage. I'm down 4.4 pounds!  Now at 144.9 from 149.3.  I pounds!  I'll take it!  I drank lots of water the last 2 days so I'm not dehydrated for this week's weigh-in.  I didn't want next week's weigh-in to be up just because my body had re-hydrated, and then end up feeling like I did something wrong. Hopefully I got enough water.  I took a Flintstone vitamin yesterday afternoon, which made hydration somewhat difficult to gauge last night.  I'm hoping I was all hydrated. 

I packed my lunches again for the three days I did go to work and my night time eating was right on track.Usually being home with all the food, I don't do quite as well as when I have the structure of only having the proper portions of healthy foods I brought with me. 

I said last week that I needed to be more aware of what I was putting into my mouth.  This week I didn't taste what I cooked for others, unless I put it into a small dish first.  This meant I did it a lot less, (twice) and I did it very conciously.  I chewed gum while I was cooking, which meant I had to take my gum out to eat, and was surprised, how I caught myself this morning holding my gum about to taste the oatmeal that was left in the pan after serving, all on "auto-pilot"!  Crazy.  I didn't stand up to eat my dinner while working in the kitchen, as I have a habit of doing.  I actually put everything I was going to eat on the plate and sat down and ate it.  I feel like I don't have time to do this most nights, but in reality I do and I think it helps me to mentally feel like I've had a meal.

I went to Olive Garden for a business lunch on Monday and planned exactly what I was having, based off of my experience a few weeks ago when I went to lunch with my friend.  Take a look at what I had earlier this month versus what I had on Monday. 


Menu Item (2/5/2010)
Servings
Calories
Fat
Garden Fresh Salad
1
350
26!!!!!
Zuppe Toscana
2
340
8
Breadstick
2.5
375
5
TOTAL

1065
39
Versus
Menu Item (2/22/2010)
Servings
Calories
Fat
Garden Fresh Salad
(no dressing)
2.75
32
0
Parmesan Cheese hard
.25 oz
28
2
Zuppe Toscana
1
170
4
Breadstick
0


TOTAL

385
8

I've kept plenty of fruits and vegetables around and the cupboards don't have much in them that really tempts me.


I made a spinach and parmesan quinoa dish that was really good.  Kaylee liked it too, but asked for more Parmesan.  Dennis said it was OK. This was a recipe I got from BigOven.

I am really trying to get out of saying it wrong,  It's "keen'-wah" not "qui-no'-uh".

The leftover quinoa softened up quite a bit overnight.  Surprised me a little.  I thought it would keep it's crunch... guess not.
Overall I'm down 8.0 pounds this month.  (Started counting when I did my BodPod measurement.)

Here I am in the BodPod trying very hard to breathe normally and not move.  Just reminds me of Mork and Mindy...   " Nanoo, Nanoo!! from Planet Ork!"  I think the egg shaped space ship and the swim cap make me look very Orkan.
My BodyBugg Data Report for the month:
My target for Calories Burned is very doable, but high enough I have to do some exercise or I won't hit it.  Kaylee probably helped me out a little bit on this, I think she was wearing it the day that I showed the highest activity. 

March is going to be fabulous.  I'm going to focus on logging my food and moving more.  TOM is always a difficult week as far as munching so I am going to need to put together some strategies that reduce stress and keep me out of the front of the open refrigerator.  ...maybe some activity that burns calories!

Confidence level heading into March on a scale of 1 to 10? 
10, Baby, 10!!!

1 comment:

Trish said...

WOOOHOOO!!!! Look at you in the dead center of the 140's after trying to break the 150 mark for so long. Amazing!!
Sorry it took a couple of sick days to get there. That sucks.

Good luck with the TOM week. I'm at the end of mine and it did not go well. :P

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
...
...
W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!