Saturday, March 7, 2009

What a great week...

We couldn't stay for the WW meeting this morning because hubby was sick. But we did both weigh in.

I lost 4.6 pounds!

Wow, huh?!!

My new mind set is really paying off. I'm totally looking at food differently. It's really an attitude change. I don't feel guilty for eating something I shouldn't. Or feel like I have to sneak to indulge. I feel really good about myself whether I eat good or bad.

I tracked everything I ate last week. You'll be shocked to learn that I went over my points each day. Check this out... Here was my daily points for last week:

Sat: 43
Sun: 32
Mon: 24
Tues: 29
Wed: 33.5
Thurs: 24
Fri: 23

I'm only supposed to have 21 points a day.

I only earned 16 activity points throughout the week. I ran on Sunday and Monday but that was it. So overall, I went WAY over on my points.

I did drink all my water. I had 3 bottles each day and two days in there I drank 4 bottles (72 to 96 ounces).

I think the biggest change, though, was my attitude. I felt confident in what I was eating. I ONLY ate when I was hungry. When I ate, I made extremely smart choices. When I indulged, I compensated by eating very low calorie meal(s) afterwards.

Most importantly, your comments on my last two blog posts were so encouraging. I am so happy that I can play even a small part in anyone else's weight loss journey. That was the main reason I started this blog, by the way, was to try and help someone else to do what I've done. More often, though, this blog becomes about you guys helping me stay motivated and inspired to keep going.

By the way, this is my 200 blog post!! :]

I had two tough days last week. Tuesday we had a birthday lunch at work and they all voted to go to a Chinese buffet. And of course, the one they chose to go to was my absolute FAVORITE Chinese restaurant. Which, by the way, I have not gone to since before I started WW. I've intentionally stayed away from it because it's a HUGE red flag restaurant for me. I did great, though. I filled up on fruit and salad and sushi (which is very low in calories and fat). I only had 3 pieces of Rangoon (fried pieces of won ton wrappers filled with crab and cream cheese), which is my total weakness. I used to have maybe 20 or sometimes 30 pieces of Rangoon when I went there. I decided to eat some while I was there, though, just to see how I can eat my red flag food and still be in total control. I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't want more.

Then yesterday was scripted to be a bad day for me--I went to the local prayer breakfast and it didn't even hit me until the night before that I wouldn't be able to eat anything they served. I was supposed to eat breakfast before I left, so I wouldn't eat anything there, but I overslept and had to eat what they served, which was scrambled eggs, 2 sausage links, roasted potatoes and fruit with OJ. I asked for water to drink instead and I ate the fruit as well as the fruit from the empty seat next to me and one bite of eggs and both of the roasted potatoes (no oil or butter on them). Then at lunch time was a wedding shower at work which was pot luck. Ugh!! The dreaded pot luck. Well, luckily someone (thank you) brought roasted chicken breasts and there was also spinach salad (yes!). I had one deviled egg and maybe 10-15 Tostito's chips. I did great the whole day!

So all in all, I had a very successful week. From my "discovering" what my weight loss "problems" have been, to making great food choices, to drinking all my water.

I'm now below 170!

Check out my new Healthy You Challenge badge over to the right. It says 95 pounds again. I've now lost a total of 96 pounds (again). I don't ever want to see the 170s again. I'm now only 4 pounds away from 100 pounds. I think I actually might do it this time.

Oh, and next Saturday is my first 10K. I'm getting very excited. I'm not nervous. I know I can do it. I'm so excited though. I'm going to run 10K tomorrow morning around the neighborhood just to make sure I can do it. Then throughout the week, I'll stick to 5K routes with hubby.



SeaShore said...

Congratulations on your loss (4.6 lbs! Wow!), your 200th post, getting your 95 lb pound badge back, and mostly for getting such a good handle on what works.

You're an inspiration.

Shelley said...

Congrats on a great week and a huge loss! I hope you hit your 100 lb. mark soon - you are amazing!!!

Mel said...

Waa hoo!!!!

4lbs untill 100... that's gotta feel so exciting!!! Can't wait to be where you are now!

You can totally do that 10K! Just keep doin' what you've been doing and keep your attitude positive and nothing can stop you!

IRJessica said...

Woo hoo! Way to go! Can I hug you so your weight-loser-winner attitude can rub off on me? Ya!

jinxxxygirl said...

Cara you are doing so great navagating your way around all those obstacles. You saw them as oppotunities not excuses. Good for you! Jinx!

spunkysuzi said...

You had a great weekend. You also listened to your body and when you had to go with the flow you did the best you could. I'm very impressed!!

Trish said...

That is so awesome!!!!

Congratulations on all the success you are achieving. I find you very inspiring.

Stephen Vinson said...

It's great to see you do well at the Chinese restaurant. Chinese food is a major weakness for me also. Have a great week!

Deborah said...

You go, girl!! I'm really proud of you!

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Karyn said...

WOW! 4.6 lbs! That is so awesome!

Even better is your new-found 'freedom'.

Lauri said...

What a wonderful blog! So many accomplishments! I am SO proud of you. I, too, wish I could hug you, but just because I love you so much! Keep up the great work!!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Cara, congrats on your loss!!! Whooo Hooo! Sorry I haven't been by to visit you before ( I'm an A-Teamer, too)! You are such an inspiration - great job!!

MaryFran said...

Yay on the loss!!!!!!!