Sunday, April 26, 2009

My First Week

Well, I made it through the first week. For the most part, it wasn't too bad. The biggest help was planning!! I had pretty much planned out my meals Monday - Friday.

I tried some great new recipes and I'll admit that it was good to get back into the kitchen and cook "real" food. I had gotten into the habit of using so many frozen foods that I wasn't really cooking very much. I definitely need to make sure to plan for the weekends too - even if that means a trip to the grocery store on Friday to stock up for the weekend.

Like I said, for the most part it wasn't so bad. Unfortunately, by Friday afternoon I noticed that I had gotten a bit grumpy. My friend asked if it was because I missed my favorite foods - could be. I think that as long as I have plenty of options stocked up here at home, I should be OK. I know that I don't have to deprive myself but I DO need to make better choices.

Three of my yummy choices this week:

Spicy Black Bean Burger - 2 points

The Skinny Cow Low Fat
Ice Cream Sandwiches - 2 points

TLC Pumpkin Pie Fruit & Grain Bar - 2 points

Stay tuned for one of the recipes I tried last week!

Week One Results: -4.6 pounds


Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Journey Begins

I don't know how many times I've said it,
"I need to lose weight!".
I've also lost track of how many times I've said,
"I'm going on a diet!".
Well, add this to the list,
"I need to lose weight and
I'm going on a diet!".

I'm SO SICK of seeing pictures like this one!
I'll be 38 next month, I'm 198 pounds and I need to make a change! Instead of hiding from the camera, I've decided to use it to help keep me accountable to my weight loss journey. Even if no one else sees it, I'm going to journal my efforts here and hopefully see results.

My first two weeks, I'm going to work on changing my eatting habbits. I'll be following the Weight Watchers program. Week Three I will incorporate some exercise. I will "weigh-in" once a week and post a picture.

Well, here we go kids! Wish me luck!
Hope I'm a BIG loser!!