Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Weekly Weigh In

OK, so it's been one week since I "officially" recommitted myself to getting healthy. Today is weigh in day. I'm a little late in posting this, but it's been a busy day!

I have to say, I'm quite proud of myself. I'm down 2 pounds since last week.

But that's not what I'm most proud of. I'm proud of what I've done this week. I have done some form of exercise every day for 8 days in a row now. That is a huge accomplishment for me. I'm blogging my activity so I can go back and look for myself. I will list that at the end of this post so you don't have to read it if you don't care!

Also, I have done very well with my eating. My portions have been considerably smaller, and I've been satisfied - I don't feel hungry all the time!

I've "made" myself eat breakfast almost every morning. That's probably been my hardest thing to do. I'm just not usually hungry in the mornings, and am happy having my coffee. But I've been doing much better. I've cut out all my junk food snacking, and would you believe, I really haven't missed it at all?

I've backed off carbs some too. I'm not cutting them out, because I know when I make something off limits, I fail miserably. But I've been eating less. And when I can, the ones I eat have been better. I've started using wheat pasta, wheat or low carb tortillas, and just being very careful with the portions of all others. (And even watching the portions on the wheat ones too.) Plus I've been eating salad as often as I can. (With very little dressing.)

Last night, for some odd reason, my hubby wanted McDonald's for dinner. I can't tell you the last time I ate McDonald's. When I did eat there fairly frequently, my choice was always a Big Mac. I didn't really even consider it this time - the thought of it actually made me a little nauseous. So I thought I'd just get a cheeseburger. But I did better - I had a salad, and it was quite good. And I didn't feel any guilt (or nausea!) I did splurge and have a handful of fries, because I love their fries. But just after a few, I didn't want anymore - they didn't even appeal to me like they once did. And I'm not joking - I only had a handful - but I had this horrible film on the roof of my mouth that I didn't like at all! I honestly think I could go the rest of my life without a McD's french fry!!!

I've done very well with drinking lots of water, remembered to take my vitamin most days, and amazingly enough, have even been getting more sleep!

I am very proud of myself. I am more committed now to get healthy than I've ever been, and it feels good! And the exercising and eating better/less feels good. And I plan to keep it up!

OK, so here's what I've done as far as exercising this past week:

Wed. - Walked 1 mile
Thur. - Walked 1 mile
Fri. - Walked 1.5 miles (realize I wasn't quite ready - pushed myself a little too hard.)
Sat. - Crunches and weights
Sun. - Crunches and weights
Mon. - weights (muscles WAY too sore for crunches, or even, um, breathing!)
Tues. - Walked 1 mile; Pilates, weights
Wed. - Walked 1 mile, crunches


  1. Wow, you did WONDERFULLY this week! Congrats on the loss. In the Abs Diet, he recommends a day of rest between weights and crunches, so I do those M-W-F and walking on T-Th. It gives your muscles a chance to rest, but they still burn calories during that whole 48 hours. Cool, huh?
    Path to Health

  2. WOW, Jennifer! Congrats! You are off to an incredibly fantastic start! Way to go, girl!

  3. You DID have a good week, didn't you? GREAT JOB!!

    Congrats on the loss and good luck this week!

  4. YEAH!! Good for you! Congratulations!!!

  5. Sounds like you're doing great! It's tough, isn't it? I'm trying to get rid of a few unwanted pounds, and I'm trying to do all of the above. Not fun, but worth it!

  6. Wow! You're doing great! And I hope the headaches stay away.

  7. Congrats on a great week! I'm back on the exercise wagon this week too!

    I was watching one of the "experts" on Oprah the other day and they were talking about breakfast and saying if you aren't hungry in the mornings, you really need to make sure you eat less at night...Since I've had to force myself to eat breakfast too, I took note of this, started having a bigger lunch and a lighter dinner and I've actually been hungry within two hours or waking all week. It might work for you too.


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