Weight Loss

Weigh-in Week 135: 95lbs lost!

Okay, okay, okay…ready for this?! Today I was down 2.2lbs for a new weight of 156.5lbs and a TOTAL LOSS of 95.1lbs! If you don’t believe me here’s the proof:

So, ladies and gents, that makes for 5 losses in a row and an official breaking out of my “stuck zone”. The big challenge is of course this coming month. With so many holiday events, what’s a girl to do? Well let me tell you – this losing streak I’ve been on has given me a boost of confidence. I think I can completely make it though this holiday season relatively unscathed.

My first official holiday dinner is this coming Saturday – that’s right December 1st! Ack! It’s a turkey dinner so I think I’ll be okay. I’m bringing ginger carrots and chocolate truffles. Both things I’ll know the points of so I can track them accurately. My challenge will be the bread and cheese pre-dinner. I’ll need to make a plan for the week. I’ve noticed that if I plan my lunches well I can stay on track during the week because it gives me a bit of leeway with my evening eating. And this helps me especially if I have events to attend.

Thus, this evening, post run, I made a batch of lemon & dill chicken from this recipe at Eating Well.  It turned out well, I think I’d make it again, but with more lemon and more dill – maybe it was a bit diluted because I used 5 pieces instead of 4? Hmm… With that I made some vegetables and packaged up some lunches for the rest of the week.

I’m feeling good about the upcoming week and I think that’s just as important. I’m proud of my recent successes and I don’t want to fall back into old patterns.  I’m feeling in control of my eating and optimistic at my ability to make good and thoughtful choices. Success breeds success – am I right?

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Food Log: Monday September 12

Okay. So I have no idea how today’s weigh-in will go…I’m worried I’m going to have another gain. It is now officially stressing me out – which I know doesn’t help weight loss! Rock meet hard place.

I’ve been focussed on eating way more vegetables the last 3 days to counteract the cake and cookie indulgences and it’s been filling me up so much, but, especially the squash (more on that later this week!) and I’ve been feeling great. My body is feeling more energetic without the sugary baked goods. I was definitely getting a bit lethargic last week.

I’ll post tonight as usual with my WI results.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Morning
1  cup(s) fat-free skim milk
2
Oatmeal Breakfast
4
Subtotal 6
Midday
100  gm cooked shrimp
2
1/2 cup(s) cooked white rice
3
1  serving(s) Lemon Ginger Sauce – 1/4 cup President’s Choice
2
1  small apple(s)
0
1  serving(s) Kraft – 3 Cheese Ranch Dressing Calorie Wise – 2 tbsp
1
1/2 cup(s) cooked broccoli
0
20  medium baby carrots
0
1/2 cup(s) mushroom(s)
0
1  serving(s) Source Yoghurt – 1
1
1/2 cup(s) canned edible-podded peas
0
Subtotal 9
Evening
1  large banana(s)
0
2  cup(s) cooked mashed acorn squash
0
1  serving(s) Chicken Breast – Blue Menu
2
1/4 cup(s) reduced-fat feta cheese
2
1  tsp olive oil
1
1/2 cup(s) tomato(es)
0
1/2 cup(s) English cucumber
0
Subtotal 5
Anytime
No entries for this meal time.  
Subtotal 0
Food PointsPlus values total used 20
Food PointsPlus values remaining 9
Exercise
70 min weight training, universal machine, vigorous effort
6
10 min elliptical trainer, moderate
1
Activity PointsPlus values earned 7
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Food Log: Saturday September 10

Still full from Friday’s party so I ate less yesterday and felt the need to fill up on veggies to counteract the celebratory cookies and apparently the left over celebratory chocolate – oh my!

Later today I run 10K for the first time around my neighbourhood. I’ve been on track with my training so I have confidence I’ll be able to do it…I’m just not sure how long it will take me!! 😉

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Morning
1  cup(s) fat-free skim milk
2
Oatmeal Breakfast
4
Subtotal 6
Midday
2  slice(s) 100% whole wheat bread
2
1  serving(s) Boursin Cheese Light – 2Tbsp
1
1 1/2 cup(s) grapes
0
Lindor chocolate – Quick-added food
8
1/2 cup(s) tomato(es)
0
Subtotal 11
Evening
2  cup(s) cooked mashed acorn squash
0
1  serving(s) Popcorn – Orville SmartPop minibag
2
1  serving(s) Chicken Breast – Blue Menu
2
Subtotal 4
Anytime
No entries for this meal time.  
Subtotal 0
Food PointsPlus values total used 21
Food PointsPlus values remaining 8
Exercise
No entries for exercise.  
Activity PointsPlus values earned 0
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Food Log: Friday September 9

Phew…alright so birthday celebrations have ended…and I have 5 WP left. Not bad(ish…). It gives me still 3 days to get back on track 🙂

Also!

September Challenge for lbs and activity minutes. Bubblymel post your stats!

Bubblymel: 0/2 kg & 0/960 minutes

Shrinking Me!: +0.6/5lbs & 390/1200

 

Friday, September 09, 2011

Morning
1  cup(s) fat-free skim milk
2
Oatmeal Breakfast
4
Subtotal 6
Midday
1  cube(s) low-fat hard cheese
2
1/2 cup(s) broccoli
0
1/2 cup(s) cauliflower
0
1  Chili
6
Subtotal 8
Evening
1  serving(s) Chicken Breast – Blue Menu
2
1  cube(s) low-fat hard cheese
2
2  serving(s) wine
7
1  item(s) gin and tonic
5
4  Oatmeal-Craisin Cookies
10
Subtotal 26
Anytime
No entries for this meal time.  
Subtotal 0
Food PointsPlus values total used 40
Food PointsPlus values remaining 0
Exercise
No entries for exercise.  
Activity PointsPlus values earned 0
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Food Log: Thursday September 8

 Oh dear….I shouldn’t bake cookies after I run anymore. It resulted in way too many getting eaten… 

 Thursday, September 08, 2011

Morning
1  cup(s) fat-free skim milk
2
Oatmeal Breakfast
4
Subtotal 6
Midday
1  large banana(s)
0
1  cube(s) low-fat hard cheese
2
1  slice(s) store-bought cake with icing
9
1  cup(s) grapes
0
Hors D’oeurves – Quick-added food
5
1  Chili
6
Subtotal 22
Evening
1  serving(s) Chicken Breast – Blue Menu
2
5  oz uncooked potato(es)
3
1  tsp olive oil
1
3/4 cup(s) frozen cut green beans
0
cookie – Quick-added food
2
4  Oatmeal-Craisin Cookies
10
Subtotal 18
Anytime
No entries for this meal time.  
Subtotal 0
Food PointsPlus values total used 46
Food PointsPlus values remaining 0
Exercise
45 min jogging
9
10 min walking, brisk
1
Activity PointsPlus values earned 10
Weight Loss

Food Log: Wednesday, September 7

When you add zucchini to chocolate cake that makes it a vegetable, right? 😉

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Morning
1  cup(s) fat-free skim milk
2
Oatmeal Breakfast
4
Subtotal 6
Midday
8  piece(s) california roll sushi
8
1  slice(s) store-bought cake with icing
9
1  large banana(s)
0
1/2 cup(s) cauliflower
0
1  serving(s) Kraft – 3 Cheese Ranch Dressing Calorie Wise – 2 tbsp
1
1/2 cup(s) broccoli
0
1  cup(s) grapes
0
Subtotal 18
Evening
1 1/2 cup(s) jambalaya chicken, with rice
11
Chocolate Zucchini Cake – Quick-added food
10
Subtotal 21
Anytime
No entries for this meal time.  
Subtotal 0
Food PointsPlus values total used 45
Food PointsPlus values remaining 0
Exercise
75 min walking, brisk
6
Activity PointsPlus values earned 6
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Food Log: Tuesday, September 6

It was a good day. Stayed within my points target for the day and got in a 45min run. I ran 6.55km 🙂

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Morning
1  cup(s) fat-free skim milk
2
Oatmeal Breakfast
4
Subtotal 6
Midday
1  large banana(s)
0
15  gm low-fat hard cheese
1
1  serving(s) Kraft – 3 Cheese Ranch Dressing Calorie Wise – 2 tbsp
1
1/2 cup(s) cauliflower
0
1/2 cup(s) broccoli
0
1  cup(s) grapes
0
1  small apple(s)
0
1  bar(s) Mini Bars Red Velvet Cake Mini Bar
2
1  Chili
6
Subtotal 10
Evening
8  oz uncooked potato(es)
4
1  cup(s) cooked green beans
0
1/4 cup(s) canned chicken gravy
1
1  serving(s) Chicken Breast – Blue Menu
2
1  tsp regular butter
1
1  medium whole wheat tortilla(s)
2
1/2 serving(s) Greek Yoghurt – 3/4 cup
1
1/2 cup(s) raspberries
0
1  cube(s) low-fat hard cheese
2
Subtotal 13
Anytime
No entries for this meal time.  
Subtotal 0
Food PointsPlus values total used 29
Food PointsPlus values remaining 0
Exercise
10 min walking, brisk
1
45 min jogging
9
Activity PointsPlus values earned 10