Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

Friday, July 16, 2010

Baby steps

Baby steps.  A few steps forward.  A few steps not so forward.  And a baby on the way.  Yes, I think we are about two weeks away from meeting our baby.  Sort of surreal.  And as much as my mind remains in babyland, I still want to lose some pre-baby weight.  Ha -- I could say this weight was all gained during my maternity, right?! 

Anyway, here's the stats...and for what it's worth, I am trying to remain positive.

Weight-  0.8
Weekly loss-  +.4
Overall loss-  0.8 

I am not going to waste time talking about my loss and what went well.  I know I need to catapult myself forward and what I've been doing thus far isn't quite enough.

Actually, I take it back...I do want to talk about what didn't work this week-

1-  I ate out at Wood Ranch with my Adoption Mama group.  While I tried to stay on point with healthy eating, I know all the sodium doesn't help.
2-  Hollywood Bowl.  I don't know how bad the eating seemed okay but I was not tracking what I ate so that doesn't help.
3-  I didn't write things down daily.  This is a MUST.  And I keep reading it needs to be done prior to me consuming the food.  I think I should try it.
4-  I drank water but I didn't track it.
5-  No Curves except one day. 
6-  I walked some but didn't track it.
7-  I didn't plan meals.  We were busy and I sort of put it together as I went.  Not a good plan.

So, this week:
1-  I am going to record what I eat before I eat it.
2-  Plan meals.  I've gotta do it.  It saves money, saves time, and overall contributes to weight loss.
3-  Walk 5 miles.
4-  Go to Curves 3 times.
5-  Track 64 oz of water daily.

I am sticking to these five this week.  Good starting point. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Check IN

Weight-  0.4.
Weight Loss-  -1.4! 

It's a start.  A move in the right direction.  I had bigger hopes but it is what it is and I shouldn't self-sabotage because it's under 2, right?! 

I didn't hold true to tracking my food or drinking my water or exercising enough.  It was a tough week.  We met with a pediatrician (yea!) and we saw a pre-school.  Yea!  But walking and exercise took a back seat.  Hard to lose weight without exercise.  I am realizing that more and more.

One accomplishment...I did make it back to Curves for one day!  Yea!  It was tough going back...just the embarrassment of being gone for so long.  Oh well.  Gotta lose my pride and get back on track.

Another accomplishment-  no wheat all weak.   It's been nine days and it's okay :)

Goals for next week:

1-  Drink 64 oz of water and track it daily.
2-  No wheat.  That's a given but I gotta remind myself.
3-  Blog once before Friday.
4-  Walk 5 miles.
5-  Go to Curves three times. 
6-  Nothing but fruit after dinner. 
7-  Nothing to eat after 8 pm.  No matter what!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Confession

Gluten free isn't enough when I gorge myself on ice cream.
Yep....Ice cream.  Bad,  fattening, sugary, dairy fat, ice cream. 

I ate like a carton of it.  I also hid it from Mr. Bunny.  That's a sign of addiction, isn't it.
I am actually sad and ashamed of this action.  Seriously. 

Well, I just threw it all away.   No more temptations.  I can blame it on PMS...but it is what it is and every month I will have PMS and I can't go hiding food or binging. 
Madness must stop.  Today. 

Moving forward quickly :)

Friday Update

24 hours w/no gluten!!

Can I have a cheer, please?
No Gluten, No Gluten, No Gluten for me!

So, my weigh of today, I weigh  --1.6 ( I know what the -- stand invisible blog readers really don't need that info for now!)

I am definitely way up....but on my way down, right folks?

My goals for a month-

1-  Stay gluten free
2-  Eat out no more than 2 x per week.  Better to do less :)
3-  End month at --2.0 (that's nearly 10 pounds)
4-  Walk 20 miles during the month
5-  Go to Curves 10 times.

My goals for next week-
1-  Pack my lunch everyday
2-  Eat a light salad and fruit every night with dinner
3-  End week at --8.3
4-  Walk on Sat, Sun, Mon, Thursday
5-  Curves on Tuesday and Wednesday
6-  Drink 8+ glasses of WATER a day.  Anything else doesn't count!

And here's a goal pic to keep my eye on the prize!  If I stay on track for July, I should be close to this size at the end of the month.  Sure...I will still have a ways to go...but I'll be happy to be HERE!

Thursday, July 1, 2010's on

Who needs cake on the 4th of July?
Not this Silly Bunny! 

Today is July 1st and I am gluten free again!  Our ancestors fought for our freedom so the least I could do is fight for freedom from wheat.  Hehee!! 

I just said no to those store bought muffins someone brought in.  I am serious when I say that they don't even look good.  Drizzled in a sugary sweet caramel colored topping.  No thanks.  An omlette is much more appealing, thankyouverymuch.

Thus far:

July 1-
Coffee w/cream (my indulgence today)
An omlette

On the plan:
I can choose from a rice soup, plain yogurt shake, Greek yogurt w/peaches, grapes, and a necterine.
Someone brought in a sharin' salad...and bunny likes her veggies so I'll have some of that too.

Yea for freedom from wheat!