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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Need To Go Shopping

5 1/2 weeks of six weeks

Weight today: same

Total lost: 6 pound in 5 1/2 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar: 15
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
2 tsp of sugar: 30
total: 225

1/2 graham cracker sheet: 35
seven Ritz crackers:105
1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge (to put on crackers):30
1 slice of chocolate cake:150
snack foods: a few pretzels, chips:40
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
2 tsp of sugar with coffee:30
1 cup of Special K: 120
1/2 cup of whole milk:75
1 tsp of sugar: 15
total: 630
running total: 855

1/2 cup of brown rice:85
2 large eggs:140
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1/2 graham cracker:35
total: 275
running total:1,130

11 oz of cantaloupe:110
1/2 cup of Special K:60
1/4 cup of whole milk: 35
1 tsp of sugar: 15
1/2 cup of Blue Bunny light ice cream:100
1 tsp of chocolate syrup:25
running total: 1,475

Today's challenge: Getting this post put out. :)

Actual fitness: 4 mile run

Note on day six of no-sweet-n-low: I noticed a queasy stomach yesterday afternoon shortly after having a coffee. So, I'm suspicious that maybe the acids in the coffee may be upsetting my stomach. I only drank two coffees yesterday and will have the same for today.

Note on picture: Mac-N-Cheese. I made this today for the kids with whole milk because that's all the milk we had left in the house. I wouldn't recommend eating this if you're trying to keep your calories low. But the kids like this, so I'll make it for them once or twice a week.

Need To Go Shopping

Hi, folks! Sorry I'm so late getting this post out today. I had some family things to get done this morning and couldn't devote the time.

My diet hasn't included enough protein lately because I've run out of chicken and cottage cheese. It's quite annoying, so I think tonight I'll get to the store to stock up again. I noticed that when I cooked up a whole bunch of chicken breasts and brown rice all at once last week, and then measured and divided them up in to-go containers, I was able to get the necessary protein a lot more often than when I don't do that. It was so nice to get back from a work-out and just grab my container of food, warm it up and know I was eating right on-calorie.

Other than that, did you all notice that I lost another pound yesterday?

This seems to be averaging about a one pound a week weight loss. This is even after splurging to 2,000 calories on Saturday two weekends in a row. And to be honest, it was nice to go out to eat, and eat a sensible portion. I still need to make sure I keep tabs on my calories until I hit my goal weight. Too often in the past I will get side tracked by feeling good about myself and not staying the course.

Once I hit my goal weight, I will do a little research to assess what my caloric needs are to maintain that weight, and then go from there.

Hope you're all having a great day!


  1. No reason to be disappointed by a pound-a-week pace. Steady losses are the best losses. I think you're doing a wonderful job.

  2. Can I come shopping with you???? :)

    Mac and cheese is my personal weakness. I can't have it in the house. I have a serious problem with it. I start, it slides down so nice, it brings up such warm and fuzzy feelings and I can't stop!!!! You have far greater control than me!