Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 4, of Week 4 At War With My Weight

Weight Today: same

Total Lost: 8 pounds in 24 days

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
2 tsp of sugar: 30
1/3 cup of skim milk: 30
cinnamon: 0
coffee with 1 tbl of powder creamer: 30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 240

5oz banana:125
vanilla protein powder: 110
total: 235
running total:475

2 lefse:60
1 jumbo egg: 90
1 jumbo egg white: 17
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese: 80
5 oz of sliced strawberries: 45
1 1/2 tsp of sugar: 22
coffee with 1 tbl of powder creamer: 30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 344
running total: 819

vanilla protein shake: 110
3 oz of strawberries mixed in: 27
total: 137
running total: 956

almost 1/2 cup of Blue Bunny Bunny Tracks light ice cream: 125
4 1/2 oz of chicken breast cooked on skillet with salt-free Mrs. Dash: 158
1 tsp of Bacon Ranch dressing: 23
2 oz of green beans: 20
1/2 tsp of Smart Balance Light Butter: 8
coffee with 1 tbl of powder creamer:30
total: 364
running total:1300

3 1/2 oz of strawberries:32
1 tsp of sugar: 15
1 package of Jell-O vanilla caramel sundae: 60
total: 107
running total: 1407

Fitness: 50 minutes of weight lifting chest and triceps work-out

Today's challenge: Counting my cups of water that I drink.

Note on picture: I usually eat 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese, 80 calories, with some type of fruit. The other day I picked up a quart of strawberries because they looked so good. If you slice them up, this is 6 oz-54, and sprinkle on some sugar 1 1/2 tsp-22, because sometimes the strawberries are tart, it's really tasty.

In this 160 calorie treat, you have a good source of protein and calcium from the cottage cheese and with the strawberries you get vitamin B6, C, potassium, folate and various anti-oxidants that your immune system needs. According to some information I read, compared to fruits like apples, bananas and oranges, strawberries scored highest with the most amount of nutrients.

And they taste great with only 9 calories an ounce!

At War With My Weight

So, if you haven't noticed. I've been at the same weight now for six days. And sitting here at the computer, I don't particularly feel any skinnier.

In fact, have you ever noticed that as the day goes on, you actually feel somewhat heavier and bigger? And then, after you go to bed at night and wake up in the morning, your stomach feels flatter.

So, I'm thinking that weight loss must happen in the middle of the night when no ones watching. But lately its been at the same weight all week.

So, then I start thinking, am I drinking enough water? Maybe not. Let's work on that some more.

Am I eating right? Yes, pretty sure I am.

Am I exercising enough? Yes, just completed my third day this week of weight lifting and also other types of exercise.

Am I tempted to go out and run for an hour just to make sure I lose something? Yes. And actually I think I will...this Saturday.

But that's because I also am beginning training for a half-marathon that will take place in nine weeks and I need to build up some higher mileage runs. But I'm trading a day of no running, today, for a running day on Saturday. That way, I still run five days this week. I'm not sure if I'm ready to do six straight days of running. Maybe I'll do that in a few weeks.

So, why have I not lost any weight yet?

Well, let's look at this logically. I've lost eight pounds in 23 days. Even if I don't lose any weight by next Monday, that's still eight pounds in four weeks, a two pounds a week average, which still means I'm on track for 20 pounds in 10 weeks. I just keep sticking to the plan. Eventually something will give, and there will be a weight loss.

Now, however, it's turned into a bit of a mystery. Or a firefight.

When will that next pound drop, and who will win?

I don't know the answer to the first question, but to the second...I'll win, of course!


  1. Sounds pretty good. I love fat free cottage cheese. I eat it most days at lunch. I also eat 6 whole wheat Ritz cracker (60 cals) and 1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge (35 cals) If you have not tried the cheese yet, I stronly recommend it. The herb and garlic and the french onion flavors are great.

  2. Ok, so next time I go to the store I'm looking for this cheese. Low calorie cheese with different flavors? Sounds good.

  3. it is so true - my stomach is flatter in the morning! i assumed b/c i was laying flat so it had more area to spread out on, whereas at the end of the afternoon it has been sagging all day :)

  4. That is so funny! What a good theory! It's too bad that flat stomach feeling doesn't carry through to the end of the day when you go out someplace.

  5. Ummmmmm Laughing Cow cheese...I just picked some up today. So rich, so yummy & so worth the $4 (on sale) I paid for that tiny little container. ;)

    Cottage cheese - I love mine with either pineapple, peaches or fresh garden tomatoes w/some black pepper. YUM

    I also tried it today in a salad instead of using dressing I just did romaine, cucumber, tomato, broccoli & 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese. It it had a disease (LOL) but it wasn't bad. Got better when I stirred in a 1/4 cup of salsa. It needed the zing.

    Thanks for stopping by & have a great week!!

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