Sorry I’m late this week with check-in. By the time I remembered last night, it was too late. Anyway, I was good and I did weigh myself yesterday. My goal for the week was to lose 2.4 lbs., so I could finally say I’d lost 40 lbs. Unfortunately, I didn’t get there. However, I did manage to lose .6 lbs. and I’ve come up with a plan to knock this week out of the park for next week’s results.
I’ve upped the ante on my fruits and vegetables. I’ve also been really good at waiting at least twenty minutes before I decide whether or not I’m still hungry after having just eaten. I have never been much of a menu planner; I’m actively planning my meals ahead of time now. I also wasn’t eating a proper breakfast in the morning, which leads to midday snacking and overall, a higher consumption of calories, so this week, I began eating a fuller, more nutritious breakfast. That has made a huge difference in the way I feel.
I’m sorry to cut this post so short, but I’m kind of dealing with a lot on my plate currently. I will be back in a few days with a new post, as my usual, peppy self. Promise!
Total weight loss since January 1: 38.2 lbs!
I bet you thought I forgot all about this. Truth is, I’ve been in a funk and I’ve felt no motivation for the better part of last week. I don’t know why and it’s beginning to bother me. Today I channeled some of that frustration into an additional workout, which, admittedly, helped.
So, for the week, I have perfectly maintained my weight. I’m not exactly sure how because my eating habits were absolutely horrible, so I’m happy with my results, although I was really hoping this week I would finally hit my 40 lb. mark because I can’t remember the last time I was able to say I stuck with something long enough to actually lose that kind of weight. Needless to say, that’s my goal for next week, and I think I can manage to lose 2.4 lbs. and get myself there.
Do you remember in the movie Mean Girls when Janice makes Cady the map of the cafeteria, and they get to the part where they show the table of “girls who eat their feelings” and “girls who don’t eat anything?” I was totally a girl who ate my feelings this week. Most of it happened in the evening, so I’m going to attempt to increase my vegetable intake a little before dinner so I can hopefully get a better handle on this. I’m also planning on going through older food logs during my most successful weight loss weeks and mimicking some of the days from them.
When people start discussing comfort food, my mind immediately heads toward macaroni and cheese. As an ongoing attempt to stay on track with my personal goals, part of my success comes from not feeling deprived and allowing myself to enjoy the things I love most. Macaroni and cheese is one of them, however, the calorie overload makes this meal a total bust for most, myself included. These cups proved to satisfy my craving for cheesy, pasta goodness, but weren’t killer on my program and still tasted great! I found the original recipe for these cups over at Recipe Critic, one of my favorite food blogs.
This past week was full of snacks and cravings and really just not feeling too great about my choices for one reason or another. I’m not exactly sure why that happened, but I can honestly say I’m not too happy about it.
I was able to stay within my points for the week, but it’s kind of a downer when you know you could have made better choices and you don’t know exactly why you felt so off in the first place. This week is also the first week since the beginning of the year that I actually felt bad about some of the choices I made; every attempt at weight loss in the past was always completely derailed by feeling as though I had failed, even when I hadn’t. So, this time I promised myself I wouldn’t go there because I’m not only trying to lose weight; I’m trying to change a lot of bad habits I’ve had in the past. I didn’t let it destroy all the efforts I’ve been making, but I’d be much better served if I could keep that kind of negative thinking out of my head all together.
Good evening! How many people are looking forward to Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal tonight?! I know I am!
This morning, I went searching for something new. I don’t have a ton of protein choices in my house currently, and I tend to get sick of chicken very quickly, so I definitely needed to spice up my menu. This positively did the trick! Each serving is 8 pts. on Weight Watchers, and I’ve included nutritional values below the recipe for those of you interested in tracking calories. Let me know what you think, and Bon Appetit!
I made these cookies for Mother’s Day this year. A single batch makes 40 cookies. They were devoured. My mother had the last remaining two with her morning cup of coffee the following morning. These are beautiful and delicious, and despite how they look, they’re surprisingly simple to put together and for my fellow Weight Watchers, these are only 2 pts. each! Original recipe circa Bon Appetit, 1995.
Yesterday I was browsing through Pinterest, as I often do, and I stumbled upon a recipe for roasted chickpeas. The article was pretty simple: it said these became crunchy and replaced a desire for chips for a lot of women focusing on getting healthy and staying fit. I love chickpeas, so I needed to give it a try.
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, celebrating Mother’s Day and keeping yourself busy. I woke up early Sunday morning and baked some really pretty cookies to take to my mom’s house. Bonus: they were only 2 points (for fellow Weight Watchers, you know this is a good thing!) I spent the day with family and made dinner for everyone. Overall, it was a nice day.
Anyway! I’m happy to report I’m down 3 lbs for the week! I have to admit, I was a little concerned yesterday after I got home from my parents’ house. I typically use my Sundays as a day to be on my best behavior in hopes of correcting any mistakes I may have made throughout the week. This clearly wasn’t necessary for me, though, and I’m so proud of myself. Also, it’s that wonderful time of the month, which usually calls for serious water retention, absolutely ridiculous cravings (and oh, I dealt with those this week) and ultimately, disappointment on the scale. Not this time! There are a couple other exciting things to report, as well.
Throughout the years, making several attempts (and equal amounts of fails) at weight loss has taught me quite a bit. There are always going to be a million and one different ways to achieve results, but they don’t all guarantee to fit your lifestyle or provide lasting results. These are a few of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve received along the way. Keep in mind, for these things to work, you need to be completely honest with yourself. Lying to yourself is only going to hurt your efforts.
It’s Monday, and that means it’s my weekly weigh-in! If you read my post yesterday about the early Cinco de Mayo party, you’ll remember I wasn’t too concerned over my results today, but I definitely knew it wouldn’t be my best weigh in. So, the good news is I’m down for the week, although it is a tiny amount.
For the week, I’m down .2 pounds. I won’t make excuses because any loss is good progress and in the game of losing weight, as long as the scale doesn’t go up, you should be happy with whatever you achieve. I would like to mention that while the number on the scale wasn’t really significant, a few other awesome things happened this week (at Weight Watchers we call these non-scale victories:)