I was disappointed to see that I gained another .4 this week. I am not up .8 from my lowest. What’s with these small gains for the past 3 weeks!? I’m tired of it! I know I can do better though. I don’t want to get discouraged but I just want to see a loss- any loss at all!
So I lost 11.4 lbs for my summer challenge. I wanted to lose 20 lbs. But I’m happy I lost anything at all. This is more than I lost last year over the summer. But I’m just not satisfied. I am going to extend my “summer challenge” until summer actually ends- which will be by my birthday on September 23rd. But since WI day is on Wednesday, my last WI will be on September 22nd. That gives me another month to lose the last 8.6 lbs. Think I can do it? I don’t know…but it will at least get me closer to those 20 lbs.
To be completely honest, I am angry at myself. I don’t want to hang around the same weight for months like I often do. I want to lose this weight!!! I know how important it is not to get impatient with myself- so I don’t want to go there- but it’s getting hard. I am so slow at this weight loss thing and I could probably lose faster if I banned foods, but I don’t think that would be sustainable for me. Just keeping pushing on, I guess!
I got up this morning and saw that it was only 56* outside so I decided to get out there for a run. I ran 1 mile in 13:33 and got a sinus headache, so I walked the rest of the way for 2.63 miles. I burned 360 calories. I think my allergies are starting to act up. I’m not sure what it is. But I don’t want this to interfere with my workouts! But the sun was shining and it was beautiful outside and I enjoyed the workout.
For breakfast, I had Trader Joe’s quick cooking steel cut oats. I cooked them on the stovetop this time. I wasn’t that impressed. It made 1/2 the serving size of my usual oats for the same points value. It was more gritty and I like mine creamy. I guess I’ll stick w/ my cheap oats! Now to find a use for these quick cooking steel cut oats… I mixed in 1/2 cup of strawberries and had 1 cup of 1% milk for 4 points.
I spent the morning reading for school. Tons and tons of reading. But if I do little bits here and there, it helps break it up a little bit.
I called the car dealership that had our address for a different customer and they didn’t seem to care that personal information had been mailed to us for one of their other customers. They didn’t do anything. Another reason I hate that car dealership. Last time I was there for a repair, they tried to tell me that I would endure bodily harm and tried to scare me, if I didn’t replace a part right away. The part was repaired for like $10 and didn’t need to be replaced. I have no respect for that place. But it bothers me even more that they don’t care to keep their records straight and don’t care if I received a letter from a bank for one of their other customers because they put the wrong address in their system.
For lunch, I had 4 pieces of teriyaki chicken for 4 points.
I also made up a salad out of lettuce, blueberries, and sliced almonds topped with raspberry vinaigrette for 3 points- DELISH!
For dessert, I had banana soft serve topped with a little whipped cream for 2 points. I LOVE this stuff!
After lunch, I headed to my doctor’s appointment. It’s that time of year again. ughhh I hate those yearly exams, do you hear me, ladies? The Doctor commented on my weight loss again and encouraged me to keep going. My blood pressure read as normal for once- Yay!!! I asked her to prescribe me some allergy meds and she said, “no problem.” So I am back on the allergy meds and I REALLY hope this helps out. I can really tell that there is something in the air that is starting to bother me again with coughing and a tight chest. Maybe I won’t end up getting sick and on prednisone this year!
I ran a few errands and dropped by Starbucks to treat myself to a light mocha Frappacino for 2 points. Yum!
When I got home, I had a half serving of these for 1.5 points, while I continued reading for school.
I was still hungry, so I had an apple with PB for 4.5 points. This is my new favorite snack!!
It’s amazing how fruits and veggies are so much more satisfying than the cracker type snacks. But once in a while you just get a craving for something like that. When I first started on this journey, I bought 100 calorie packs and anything that made it seem like I was eating the way I had been eating, but being healthy about it. As I continued on, I realized that these aren’t the foods that I need to be eating and slowly incorporated more fruits and veggies into my diet. The 100 calorie packs taught me a lot about portion control though!
For supper, I had Creamy Chicken and Veggies for 6.5 points. This recipe was inspired by a recipe I found in Kraft magazine and I halved the serving size but I ended up having 1.5 servings- still less than what they said was a serving size.
I made smoothies to go for dessert out of a banana and peaches for 3 points each. That leaves me with .5 point left over for the day!
I will not be posting my usual foods pics for the rest of the week, but I do have some posts planned!