Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tuesday weigh-in

No change this week -- which is good since I ate out a lot over the weekend (but I don't know how long it takes for that to process. :) )

I have been going up and down with the same four pounds since the challenge started -- I am hoping this next week to break through and lose more.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday weigh-in

I have a confession to make. I weighed myself last week, but I was so discouraged, I didn't log in to report my results. It just felt lame to make excuses.

I know that's wrong -- we need to be honest and report both the ups and down. I know it can be encouraging to me to look down the names recorded on "Mr. Linky" and see both pluses and minuses -- encouraging because it tells me we're not alone in having up and down weeks.

So -- I apologize for that.

I knew I had not been on track, but last week I was up by over 5 lbs. It was also "that time of month" (again! Only 23 days since the last time!) and I knew that was a factor, but I didn't realize how much of a factor.

This week I am down by 5 from last week, but I am not going to ask for my - 5 lb. button because I have only lost 4 since the beginning of the challenge. I've been up and down with those 4, but I am hoping this week to progress. A big event and some other busy-ness are over now, so I will be able to get back to tracking what I eat and focusing on what I need to do.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday: Salads aren't always the best choice at restaurants

My son sent me this article comparing several restaurant salads with their burgers. For example, amazingly, Wendy's Garden Sensations Mandarin Chicken Salad has more calories, carbs, sugar, sodium and fat than their 1/4 lb. Double Stack.

Many restaurants have nutrition information on their web sites, easily found by G**gling the name of the restaurant. It pays to check out the details if you're dieting or having to watch any of those elements in your diet.

Visit Rocks In My Dryer for more works-for-me tips.

Tuesday weigh-in

Well, last week I was discouraged about being unexpectedly up 4 lbs. The very next day I was down by 3 lbs., so there must have been some kind of water retention or something going on.

This week I was dreading weigh-in because I had blown it a couple of days, but besides that 3 lbs., I was down another 1 and 1/2 lbs.

So I am a happy camper with a total loss this week of 4.5 lbs.

One (of many) things I still need to work on is feeling like I am entitled to a "treat" at certain places. For instance, yesterday I went to lunch at Fuddruckers with my oldest son -- he and I like it and no one else in the family does, and we were out at lunch time and decided to stop there. I know hamburgers aren't the greatest things to eat when trying to diet, but it is one of those things I am going to allow myself from time to time. :) But besides the hamburger, which I was allowing for, I got a brownie from the bakery because I "always" get a brownie there. So I need to change those rituals in my mind and stop looking on those things as a treat and rather as an obstacle.

I am within half a pound of passing one of those milestone weights that ends in 0 -- I haven't been on the other side of that number in years, and I am hoping to do that this week. Back on track, Barbara!!!