Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Big 80 lb. Goal- An Absolutely Wonderfully Awesomely Fantastic Weigh In!

Well I guess this controlling my carbs thing is working out for me! At least this week shows that it did!!

I DID IT!!!

Not only did I lose 5 lbs. this week, which is amazing in and of itself- but I BLEW PAST my 80 lb. goal!! I have lost a total of 80.8 lbs.! What a great feeling- to FINALLY be passed that wall! Now I just want to keep on going right on down to ONEDERLAND!! I can hardly believe that I am THIS close to ONEDERLAND! Open-mouthed smile

It has just taken some looking at what I am eating and seeing where some changes need to be made. But I am making progress and very happy that I may have this figured out again! Smile

This means that I have earned my Wii Fit!!! I can’t wait to go buy it- probably this weekend! Any recommendations on good games? I’ll have to start thinking of a goal reward for 198 now- that’s a big one!!

I do want to say thank you to those of you have offered kind and tactful advice. You know who you are. Smile

For breakfast this morning, I had 1/2 cup steel cut oats, 1/2 a banana, 1 cup of 1% milk and a hard boiled egg for 9 points. I did not get a pictures because the guests were still here. Smile

So I finally cooked the steel cut oats on the stove and I LOVE THEM!! I had tried cooking them before and they were tough, not sure why? But these were creamy and SO good! But a little higher in points than I would like…

Before signing in to work, I brewed some coffee with half and half for 1 point.

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At break time I wasn’t hungry at all- which is amazing to me! It must be the protein in the egg. So I didn’t eat anything.

But by lunch I was truly hungry! After really controlling my carbs for the past few days- I decided Wednesday’s would be a good day to be a little more lenient. Last week I didn’t control them ALL the days, just most of the days- and that seemed to work! So I had a sandwich made of Nature’s Pride Hearty Wheat with Flax, deli chicken breast, Swiss cheese, light mayo, tomato and lettuce for 9 points.

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I received this bread through Foodbuzz. I am amazed that this type of dense bread is only 2 points per slice. It has a great flavor and is very filling. According to Foodbuzz, “It's the first variety of bread to be baked with pure olive oil, its a good source of fiber, has 22 grams of whole grains and the flax seed provides a good source of Omega 3-ALA. And, like all Nature's Pride breads, it is baked using 100% natural ingredients and contains no artificial preservatives, colors, flavors or trans fats and is contains no high fructose corn syrup.” I like the sounds of that! And I can vouch that the flavor is just as good. It really is a good product!

I also had a serving of TJ’s BBQ Pop chips for 3 points. I always weigh items like this instead of counting them out, I’ve heard that it’s more accurate that way- you get so many for 3 points!

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I also had a nice, refreshing glass of iced tea for 0 points.

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And for dessert, I had these Duets- peanut butter and caramel truffles. I wasn’t that impressed. I will let hubby have the rest of them. 2 points.

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I have to say that after lunch I felt like I was dragging. I am going to start paying more attention to how my body feels based on what I’m eating.

I didn’t have any snacks this afternoon either.

For supper, I made a salad with lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, cashews, a boiled egg, deli turkey and light ranch for 7 points.

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This was DELICIOUS!

For dessert, I had FF/SF Chocolate pudding for 2 points.

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That puts me right at my points target for the day! I’m just not as hungry lately, which I guess is a good thing! Today I was more lenient on my Carbs, but I still had a really good day- better than some of the days when I really tried to control the carbs, actually! I had 42.86% Carbs, 34.82% Fat, and 22.32% Protein. I would like to try to eat at least 2 servings of fruit everyday, and I only got about 1/2 serving today. But I did get my veggies in with lettuce and tomatoes. I will have to switch it up tomorrow and get some more variety in there. Overall, I am happy with my eating today!

I’m feeling positive and very happy with where I’m at right now! I just hope I can keep this up- obviously I don’t expect to lose 5 lbs. every week, but if I could at least start losing steadily again- I would be SUPER happy! Smile

36 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Awesome job! Inspiring!
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  2. That is fantastic! So happy for you!

    I am digging Dance Party 2 and of course Wii Resort.

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  3. Great job!
    Congratulations!
    Keep working on that protein :D

    A tip on the steel cut - soak them overnight and they cook faster in the morning.

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  4. Congrats!! You've really stepped up your game :)

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  5. Congrats!! You Rock :D

    And yes there is usually something to be said about controlling carbs :)

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  6. I, too, am going the low carb route and really enjoying it. Congratulations on your achievement.

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  7. Congratulations! That is SO beyond exciting! Keep it up!

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  8. Alissa, I'm so happy for YOU!!! Congrats! you deserve it, keep up the great work lady :) I really like the biggest loser challenge on the wii, you don't have to thave the balance board and they have a lot of different workouts.

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  9. That is great, Alissa! So proud of you for sticking with the low carb thing.. I know how hard it is..

    On the Wii game front, I'm a big fan of the Just Dance games and the Michael Jackson Experience game.. but I'd recommend renting a game first before buying it.. this way you aren't stuck with a crappy game.. :)

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  10. That's incredible! Sometimes you just have to mix it up. Good call on the carb watching and enjoy your Wii.

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  11. I am SO SO SO excited for you. You worked so hard to achieve this goal and now you get to enjoy it!

    If I never tell you...I love reading your blog everyday...even if I don't comment as often as I should...you are a total inspiration.

    CONGRATS again...can't wait to see the new wii fit!

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  12. AWESOME!!! How do you track your carb intake etc? I am in a plateau and need to shake things up.

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  13. Yay!!!! Congrats!!!! That is AWESOME!

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  14. FANTASTIC!! We are both so close to Onederland! I never even thought of getting myself a reward!! I should!!

    I always weigh the snacks too. And cheese. I can't be trusted with cheese.

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  15. Alissa!!!! Big Big yay!!! What an amazing loss. Congrats on the 80lb! You are truly an inspiration and will enjoy the Wii Fit!! (if you like to dance, Just Dance is a blast!!!)

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  16. Yay!!! Congratulations! So happy for you!!

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  17. congratulations!!!! Excellent result. It's great to get to milestones and glad you made it with a 5lb loss after the hard weeks you had. Well done!!!!

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  18. YAHOOOOOOOOOO what a fantastic loss this week...good going...and congratulations...You doing so well.

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  19. Super duper! Can't wait to try out the Wii when we come visit this summer! :) - Angie

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  20. That is awesome!!!!! Congratulations! !

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  21. CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! AWESOME :)

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  22. Oh my gosh... congratulations on your 80 lb weight loss. What an accomplishment!

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  23. Congrats, Alissa!!!!!!! So, so happy for you!!!

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  24. OMG, that's flippin fantastic! Congratulations!! That's definitely worth celebrating. :)

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  25. WooHoo for you!!! Congrats!! Have fun with your Wii Fit! We LOVE it!

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  26. Amazing!!!! SO excited for you that is a HUGE achievement!!! Enjoy your Wii :)

    <3 Betta

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  27. OMG!!!! What an incredible loss!!! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations :)

    Jen
    http://jensdaily.wordpress.com/

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  28. Here you are - rocking the scale!!!
    Awesome!

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  29. Great job sweetheart! I'm so proud of you!

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  30. So cool!!!great job! Congrats :)

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