Weigh in 1/19/2012

Well I typically journel and track my food but this week I was even more careful then ever and while I certianly didn’t feel deprived in any way, I eat three meals a day and most often two snacks, I did try and up my fruits, veggies and whole grains, while reducing my carbs to a point, I did get a number of Wii workouts along with farm chores, I also got strength training done with Jason which was alot more fun then I thought it would be, its nice to not always be alone while working out.

I stepped on the scale this morning with no real idea of what it would show, it showed that I had a good week.. down 6.2 pds this week compared to last week for a total of 15.5 out of my 50 pd goal for the year. This week has all been about winter foods from the pantry, rich flavoured soups and stews, I need to remember to keep my portions in control. So if you are working towards trying to lose, how was your week? This coming week is all about eating out of the pantry, freezers and using up what we have that is fresh before bringing anything else into the house.

** 10.2 pds down on the Family Spring Weight Loss Challange

Goals for this week are a repeat from the goals of last week, the only extra I am going to add is if the weather stays so bad, that I consider adding in one more weight training session.

Goals for this past week.
Journey food, and Water intake-At least 8 cups of water a day!- 6 out of 7, one day, only 7 cups
Redo my eating plans based on the new resting calorie numbers-Done
Workouts at least 3 to 4 times per week, my choice on what kind, but expect most of them to be wii ones, but mix it up on the type, plus at least two strength workouts with DH this week.-Done
Do at least one craft project for time to settle and reach that Zen moment-Zen yes, craft no, more quiet time
Spend a little extra time out in the woods with the hounds, they do so love winter time on the trails.-Only once, the storms kepts us on the farm.

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3 Responses to Weigh in 1/19/2012

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Okay, so you mention the “spring weight loss challenge” and there’s nothing wrong with that; but for one problem… it’s NOT spring. Yes, keeping your vital organs clean and functioning is important while we’re eating these rich winter meals, but we are meant to crave winter food in winter. It’s how we evolved: to maintain that heat preserving, life sustaining layer of winter fat. To try and do otherwise? Well, your body is just going to fight you every step of the way.

    Whenever you’re in a quandary about something like this, just imagine what would have been normal for your ancestors at this time of year and worry about the weight loss by diet when the greens come back. (Of course it also helps to remember that our ancestors had to work, and work hard, just to stay warm and stay alive. Now that’s where your wii, working, walking weight-loss focus is a good thing; ) So, “fill yer boots” (Lol! ) and get outside… This time of year we need all of the fresh air and sunshine we can possibly get. Hugs, Deb

    • Hi Deb

      As always your comments make me smile, as I sit here with my afternoon snack of fresh apple with old aged chedder, with a hot tea mug, i truly did eat well this week, I am not sure why the loss number was quite that high, I’m sure next week will see it steady down more.

      As for the spring challange, the reason its called that, is that it ends in the spring, but is on now, I am eating lots of winter foods, wait till you see my one pot Dark Day’s extra challange stew.. just yum! (I used a whole 2 cup bag of mixed frozen greens in it), hubby said that if it had itty meatballs instead of lamb stew, it would have been just about perfect as a homemade version of italain wedding soup.

      I hear you on the sun and outside time, but its so cold!, but I am to have a couple days of warmer weather this week and I will get those boots on, just for you 🙂

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Oh hey, what you’ve described so far sounds mouthwatering… I may just do your DH’s version myself (sorry, don’t have any lamb handy; )

        You’re absolutely right about the weather though (‘specially today ’cause we’ve got an absolute blizzard going on out there! The weather prediction was for “flurries” & “1cm of snow”. Ha! If this year’s anything like last, everytime they said flurries we got 4, 6, 8 inches instead.) So yeah, going for a walk in this would not be my idea of relaxing or fun. Don’t know about you, but I can put up with a lot of cold if I’m dry, but I HATE being wet and cold.
        Speaking of which, I’ve put it off long enough, it’s time to go and get some wood before it gets too dark. ; )

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