Counting down the pounds

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good News

So I was going to put in the title line 'good news and bad news', but then I decided that all lose is good news! So while I didn't make my goal of reaching my pre-pregnancy weight by today, I am however only 8/10 of a pound away from it!!! So here is to a new year with new goals, of which I will achieve them all!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

forgot about tuna!

I made the best tuna sandwich today. I had made it before I was pregnant, you know since you aren't suppose to have tuna during pregnancy. Anyway, it was wonderful! you take tuna (packed in water of course) and cut some onions up. Cook it in a pan in 1/2 TBSP of olive oil. Add seasoning as you prefer, I like garlic salt! Now I used to add a piece of provolone cheese, but I didn't have any so I just put it on some bread and it was great as it was and less points with out the cheese. Total points - 5! You need to use the bread that is only 1 point for 2 slices (sara lee 45 calorie bread). Try it out and if you do let me know how you liked it!

I am planning on weighing in on Wednesday, but I am hoping they will let me just weigh in but not count it. I will go back on Saturday for my real weigh in.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I'm back...

Ok y'all, I didn't post last week because I was very disappointed at my weigh in. I gained 4 pounds last week, blah. I really did not care about loosing weight that week and to be honest I still am a little in the "I don't care" mode. But this weeks weigh in was a lot better, I lost 3.8! So I have 2.2 to go to reach my pre-pregnancy goal. I am going to weigh in on Wednesday morning, although I am hoping they will let me just weigh in and not count it because I don't want to count it until Saturday when I go to weigh in then. I really want to get back into my kick butt mode so I bought a new points calculator at my WW meeting that I can keep in my purse all the time and I am thinking about doing a class at my church called Body and Soul. It is a work out class to Christian music. Anyways, please pray that I can do good over the next few days, I would really like to reach my goal by Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Black Eyed Peas...the food not the band!

I love black eyed peas! I am so totally serious. I had them for dinner last night (an entire can by myself, well Justin had a small bite on his plate, but he is not fond of the BEP's) and I had an entire can for lunch today! They are only 5.5 points per can and they are on the Weight Watcher list of filling foods to eat! It is cold outside and this is a perfect meal or side to have during this cold weather!

Leave me a comment to tell me what your favorite food to eat during this cold weather is.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I am thrilled!

I lost 4.2 pounds this week!!!! I can't believe it. I was so thrilled about it. Look what a little tracking (ok a lot of tracking) can do! Now my next goal is to keep tracking and work out too. I didn't work out this week (well ok I do count swawing with Ian in my arms as activity points). Keep praying for me. I have only 2.2 pounds to meet my pre-pregnancy goal by December 31st. Totally do-able. I look forward to my next weigh in!

I did it!

I am so excited! I counted my points everyday for the past week! I did it, I did it! I can't wait to weigh in tonight! Even if I don't lose I am so very proud of myself for sticking with the program for 7 days in a row! Stay tuned for my results!

Monday, December 8, 2008

4 days down 3 to go!

Day 4 of counting my points all day long is complete! It has been easier than I thought. Although on Sunday I was out in the gathering at our church during the service (Ian was fussy) and I was starving. Well my friend Haley had a mix of animal crackers and some other stuff but I said no because I didn't know the point value! Aren't you proud of me? :) It really has been easier. I guess the challenge that our WW leader gave us was all I needed! Now I will just need to continue with the tracking my points. It probably doesn't help that I am sitting here watching The Food Network. Oh well. I don't have any more points left for today but that is ok since it is after 9 pm. Well I have to go, Ian is fussy. Keep praying for me!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What makes holiday memories?

So as I was heading home from my weight watcher meeting tonight I started thinking about what makes a holiday good. Use to I would have said first the food. But now I say the family or friends that you surround your self with and the things you do that day. While eating is a part of your day it shouldn't be the most memorable part of it. I realized that on Thanksgiving this year I didn't eat stuffing! I love stuffing, and you know what? I had a fantastic day! Yes a fantastic day with out eating stuffing!!! So food should not make your holiday. Memories should make your holiday, family should make your holiday and friends should make your holiday!

By the way I lost 1.2 pounds this week! I was so excited. Please pray for me this week as our WW leader challenged us to track our food points and our activity points. We are to bring our tracker to the meeting next week to be entered into a drawing to win something. I really want to do this. Not just because I could win something but because I want to get to my pre-pregnancy weight by the end of the year. I have only 6.4 pounds to go!

Biggest Loser...

Do any of you watch Biggest Loser on NBC? I am so addicted to it. It puts me in the kick butt mood! Every time I watch it I want to go and run 10 miles. Then reality hits and I remember that I have a husband and child to take care of in addition to the fact that I am so out of shape I would probably kill over after mile 1. :) But I will say that it really does inspire me to do better with my weight loss. I woke up yesterday with plans to do DDR but then decided to lay on the couch instead. That is when I remembered the lyrics to the Biggest Loser theme song:

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom
What have you done today to make you feel proud?

And I thought to myself "Is laying on the couch making me proud or depressed?" That is when I decided to get up and dance! I danced for about 25 minutes!!! I couldn't believe myself. I was so worn out after that. I was pretty much worn out the entire rest of the day! But it was well worth it. Today I am planning on going on a walk with my friend at the mall. Then tonight is the dreaded weigh in. I will let you know what happens tomorrow. Wish me luck! (I think prayer would be better).