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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Weigh In Day

I try to spend as much time as I can packing lunches and getting breakfast ready before I weigh. I don’t know if I think I’m going to lose weight into thin air by waiting a while, but I always do that! I stepped on the scale this morning and weighed in at 230.8. This is my lowest weight yet, but only a loss of .8. I’m trying not to be disappointed and to celebrate the loss. I know that I could have done better this week. But every ounce lost puts me closer to my goal! So, Go me! :)

TOTAL LOST: 57.2 Lbs.

Summer Challenge: 7.2 lbs lost

That means that I have to average a little over 2 lbs. a week to meet my 20 lb goal. That’s a pretty lofty goal for me because I lose weight slowly. But maybe this being at home thing will help out!

For breakfast I had 1 cup of Irish Oatmeal from Trader Joe’s with about 1/2 cup of fresh sliced peaches mixed in. I also had 1 cup of 1% milk. I forgot how much I LOVE oatmeal. I haven’t been eating it since it has been so hot. Yum! This was 4.5 points. I’m always amazed at how low point oatmeal is for how filling it is!

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After hubby left, I decided to go back upstairs and rest for a while. I woke up with a bad headache, the kind that makes even my teeth ache. I often get headaches when I exert myself, so it was probably due to the 2.5 mile run last night. But I slept for 30 minutes and I felt better. My body is sore and tired and I feel like I’m lacking energy. So today is going to be a rest day. When I woke up, I caught up on blogs- so inspiring to read what you all have to say! :)

I made up an iced coffee for 1.5 points and signed in to work!

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The first part of my day went quickly and before I knew it, it was time for my first break. I had 1/2 cup of bing cherries and counted out 16 animal crackers to snack on. 2.5 points total.

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For lunch I had 3 egg whites, 1/2 cup of mushrooms and 1 slice of deli turkey all sautéed together. I also had 1 slice of whole wheat toast with almond butter and 3 slices of turkey bacon. Breakfast for lunch for a total of 4.5 points. I can’t believe how much more filling food I can eat- for less points- when I am at home to prepare it!

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For dessert I had a No Pudge! brownie for 2 points.

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After lunch, I was so thirsty from the salt in my lunch. I sipped on water. When it was time for my next break I needed something refreshing, so I whipped up a fruit smoothie made out of 1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries and ice- so much better than vending machine food! Only 2 points!

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I finished up the day and then got supper together for when hubby got home. I had a taco salad made up of: 2 cups of lettuce (fresh from our garden!), 1 roma tomato, 1 oz avocado, 7 Trader Joe’s tortilla chips, 1 Tablespoon shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup black beans, salsa and a little sour cream. I ended up eating a couple more chips and guacamole for a total of 8 points- unbelievably delicious!

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For dessert, I had a serving size total, 1/2 cookies and cream ice cream and 1/2 peanut butter sensation. 4 points.

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I still have 2 points left for the night but I don’t think I’ll use them. I’m stuffed! But if I need them, they’re free.

Do you like these longer posts or are they just TOO long? Be honest! :)

10 comments :

  1. Hey, great job on the 2.5 mile run!!!!!

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  2. We should find each other on daily mile!

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  3. It certainly looks like you are covering all the bases to get to that 2 lbs a week mark that you're shooting for. Good luck with your summer goals.

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  4. I like the long post but it looks time consuming to post all the pics and such.

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  5. I love your long posts :)
    Congrats on a nice weigh in. I find in the humidity it's hard to have enough energy to do anything!
    Your dinner looks so delish that i wish i was there :)

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  6. I don't mind the long posts at all! I like all the food pictures. My kids (and me) love those little animal cookies.

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  7. 7.2 lbs is fantastic! You are so close to your goal now!
    Great job on the run too :)

    I love long posts with pics, they make for interesting reads :D

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  9. Great job on the loss!! DEF worth celebrating!!

    And yes I love your post when you include your pictures!! Not to long at all!!

    PS hope you don't think mine are too long!! ;) lol

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  10. I enjoy the longer post and the food ideas. I am struggling on frozen lean dinners to make it through ww just because I am too lazy to figure out what to make! You inspire me! Today is weigh in day and I am very, very VERY nervous! Congrats to your .8 every ounce is one step closer to THIN!

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