Thursday, May 26, 2011

I’m Shrinking!

If today would have been WI day, I would have had a loss…so it goes… Smile

But I do want to share how I AM making progress. A little NSV style. I took measurements this past weekend, which I hadn’t done since I met my 80 lb. goal. I have lost 6.5” in the last 10 lbs.! Unfortunately, 2 of those inches are from my bust- but that’s ok with me. lol My waist also shrunk 1 3/4”. Those were the two biggest places I’ve lost inches. I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t take measurements when I first began this journey, I started measuring at 30 lbs. lost. (and for whatever reason didn’t measure my bust until 50 lbs. lost) But since then, I have lost 22 1/4” total. Now that’s pretty good and that’s progress- however slow it is! That’s almost 2 feet! SmileAnd I’m sure if I knew what I measured at 288 lbs.- it’d be a lot more than that!

For breakfast this morning, I had PB toast with sliced banana and a glass of milk for 5 points.

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It was a COLD morning! I brewed some hot coffee with creamer for 1 point.

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Yesterday and today were back to wearing long sleeves. Brrr!

For a snack on my first break, I ate a Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar for 6 points.

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For lunch, I had 1/2 of an Amy’s Vegetable Lasagna:

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I also had lettuce with light Italian for a total of 5 points.

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I actually liked the taste of this and it wasn’t very high in points!

I also had a bowl of strawberries and blueberries for 0 points.

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And then I proceeded to go out of control. Sugar cravings again. I had a couple spoonfuls of caramel, a few peanut butter chips and this Schwan’s mini Dark chocolate bar. I counted it all. 6 Points. That’s more points than my entire lunch! Why do I do this? I really need to take control and just say no. Or figure out what would satisfy this craving and just get it over with. What I’ve been craving is a brownie with chocolate frosting… Ok, enough of that talk!

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But I did have enough control not to eat anything on my last break.

I ended up working a couple hours overtime again tonight. At least my check will be nice! But it does take away from the time I plan on working out…

For supper, I had grilled pork loin topped with a little rhubarb mustard sauce I made, Schwan’s seasoned potato curls and asparagus for 7 points.

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That leaves me with 4 points left for the night.

Neither hubby nor I wanted to go for the run that we had planned on doing tonight. I was just going to skip my workout all together, but I felt guilty because I’ve already had my 2 “rest” days this week. I try to get in 5 days of exercise a week. So I decided to get in a little activity- even if it was just for 10 minutes. So I biked on the stationary bike for 10 minutes. I only burned 32 calories- but at least I did something. I really need to get a routine going again. But I can still turn things around this week yet. I’m just wondering—say I had a super long workout each week, like the 3 hour bike ride that I did last week, would that make up for other days of exercise? So if you planned on having an intense exercise session 1 day a week and then worked out as normal 3 other days instead of 4, would that be as effective? I’m thinking that the more activity you get- the better. So probably makes more sense to work out more days a week—what do you think?

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  1. That's awesome! I love when measurements keep us going!!!

  2. Congrats on the NSV. I think exercising is somewhat like studying for a test. 4 hours spread out over several days is better than cramming it in with one big study session before the test.

  3. Non-scale victories definitely make my day :) so yay to yours!

  4. I never did measure my waist, before or after! Food looks good!!! I see you banana/peanut butter combo's all the time... never tried it! I have to stay away from peanut butter. Whenever I eat peanut butter I ALWAYS gain that week, I think the kind I buy has cement in it!!! LOL

    keep up the great work

    Karla @

    (blogger is being a pain and keeps kicking me out!)

  5. What kind of peanut butter do you use? I use PB2 which is only one point for 2 tblsp. I love it. That is a great combo. Also, that chocolate thing looks super delicious. lol

    It's not bad to exercise every other day. We try to walk every day. That's the only exercise I really have been doing lately, but it works.

    You are doing a great job. I say, if you have a craving for sweets, either eat some fruit or have the sweet you want and then stop. It's harder said than done, I know. I had my sweet night on Wednesday. But back to square one today.

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Measurements are amazing! I like to workout more often than one really big one.

  7. Measurements are so useful! I use them instead of the scale as a sign of progress.
    i try to exercise every day. A couple of those days are light, light days--20 minutes of easy yoga, a walk, etc. But I don't like to break routine!

  8. I feel your pain. I've felt so lethargic this week, have no idea why, and only earned 38 exercise points. Last week was 46 and I was told not to gove over the WW recommended 42. Last week, I lost 2 pounds. This week I either stayed the same or even gained a bit. Go figure.

  9. I have noticed I am able to stay on track through lunch but after 2 or 3 o'clock some kind of demon enters my body and I crave something sweet. I will follow all points and do good them WHAM! it hits me. Must be some kind of insulin plunge, but with all that said I understand doing good for most the the day then having something I shouldn't. Got to work on it myself.

  10. Congrats on NSV! They are just as important as the scale victories.
    I need to get control of my sweet intake. That is my biggest problem. Once I start, I don't stop.

  11. Yay for measurements!bits a great accomplishment! I need to take time to do that

  12. Big Big congratulations on the shrinkage!!! That is a true NSV!!!! Have a good Friday Alissa!



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