Weight Goals- Nov 3/11

I would like to get back into the habit of doing a weekly post on thursdays on how my “Getting stronger/healthier” Goal is going, it really helped to know that if I had that extra something that I would have to report it, to find the time to get that third walk in so I meet my goals for the week etc.

So in 2010, I lost just over 50 pds in total, slowly over the past year, I have been fairly stable, but slowly about ten pds had been gained back, sometimes I would lose a few pds and then hold, and then gain a couple.. but it would be very fair to say that I took off 40 pds and held stable at that for most of this year, which is good but I really need to get back at it, I want to lose at least 50 pds from now to the end of 2012, anything over is a bonus.

So last week I started getting busy on making a few changes, in truth not that many different changes, just cutting portions, and moving back to my herbal tea’s instead of enjoying once a day hot chocolate, hello, Hot chocolate 240 calories per cup, vs tea 30 calories per cup. No Seconds allowed period!  Checked the blood pressure this week and I am still optimal in my results on that.

So when I got on the scale this morning, I was thrilled to see that I am down 3.2 pds, that’s awesome! and a great start.. so only 46.8 pds to go!

Got a new pair of really good quality walking/light hiking shoes, wow, I have not had to buy good shoes in awile, I tend to wear mine out before getting more, they are REALLY getting up there in price, and the brand I picked had odd sizing, but I found a pair that fit really well, and I can’t wait to break them in and enjoy getting in some extra fall walking time.

Goals for the coming week.

  • Eat breakfast within the first hour I am up.
  • No seconds on anything
  • Only three desserts for the week
  • Eat a little more protein and a little less carbs on the main dinner meals.
  • One extra cleaning project per day for extra workout
  • One small upper weight workout per day

That’s enough to try and do in the next week, so any of you working on gaining more general strength? Or wanting to get a little extra walking in? or working on trying to get a few pds off at the moment? If so, drop a note and let me know how its going for you?

 

 

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4 Responses to Weight Goals- Nov 3/11

  1. Andrea says:

    I have similar goals, but I don’t limit myself on seconds…I just limit what those seconds are. With each meal, I try to serve at least one dish that I can have guilt-free seconds of, like green beans, no-sugar-added applesauce, salad, steamed broccoli or cauliflower, fresh fruit, etc. No seconds on carbs, starchy vegetables or most proteins. And I rarely have dessert…just not something I crave.

    Way to go on the weight-loss!

    • Thanks Andrea, I will consider adding in one free second dish in a week or two, right now I am wanting to get that scale moving down and re-adjust the tummy on its size, and not eating till full..

      O I wish I didn’t crave desserts, that must be a help, so what do you crave? at times

      • Andrea says:

        I crave food. Plain old, low-country/backwoods food. Catfish. Meatloaf. Mashed potatoes. Shepherd’s pie. Beans with ham and cornbread. Pork chops and fried taters. (Oh man, am I hungry today!) Normally I just drink some water, tea or gingerale, maybe have a piece of fruit and try to hold off til dinnertime. Then I can enjoy real food without the guilt.

        Once in a great while, I’ll want something sweet but generally a couple gingersnaps or a piece of really dark chocolate will take care of those cravings without ruining my diet.

  2. CallieK says:

    I never had issues with my weight until about two years ago but I’m getting thick in the middle and it’s the bad kind of weight gain – my BMI is still in th healthy range but my waist measurements have increased a lot and I’m about 20 lbs heavier than I was not that long ago. I blame menopause and I guess I just have to learn what to do with this version of my body. I don’t eat any differently than I ever have but I’m not metabolizing it like i used to. Also, like you I need to learn to eat earlier- I usually don’t have my first meal until mid afternoon usually something small, then I eat a full dinner at night so I miss breakfast altogether. My food calorie intake isn’t very high at all but sugary drinks are my biggest downfall. I drink nothing but pop and juice- can’t stand plain water and refuse to do artificial sweeteners- they all taste like crap.

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