Thursday, July 26, 2007

weigh in report

I am a little disappointed I only lost 1/4 of a pound. I was sure it was more. My experience has shown me that if it doesn't show up this week I will have a better loss next week (if I stay on program). 1/4 pound loss is still a loss and they all add up. I will look at my food chart and see if there are areas I need to improve on. I know I didn't eat enough protein each day so that will be my goal this week. To get protein at each meal. If you are not keeping a food chart it is hard to know what you need to adjust. I did not keep a good account for the past few days, which may be why I didn't lose as much. I find if I am not recording it's because I have been off program.
My goals for week two are:
record everyday what I have eaten
Continue drinking 8+ glasses of water
Curves 3 times during the week.
Walk 2 miles/ 3 times during the week.
Support my fellow dieters

Have a good day everyone Eat well!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Just One Found Of Fat

I found this program on a TOPS group's web page. I have not met the person who wrote it. I added my own ideas to it but want give credit to the orignal poster. It was a long time ago and I don't even know if this email is correct but here's where I found it. (

Before I gave this talk at my TOPS meeting I took a one pound can of Crisco and added a little yellow food coloring to it. I heated it up and then let it cool off to simulate one pound of Fat. I passed it around the meeting as I read this. So try to visualize that now as you read further.

"Hello, fellow travelers on this weight loss journey.
Do you know me? If you don't you should. I 'm a pound of fat, and I am the happiest pound of fat that you will ever meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me. I am only one pound of fat. Everyone wants to lose 3, 5, 10, 15 pounds, but never only one pound. So I just stick around and happily keep you fat. Then, I add to myself ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it, that is until I've grown to 10, 20, 30 or more pounds in weight. Yes , it's fun being just a pound of fat. Left to do as I please. So, when you weigh in, keep right on saying, "Oh, I only lost one pound" (As if that were such a terrible thing) For you see, if you do this, you'll encourage your fellow members to keep me around because they'll think I'm not worth losing. And. I love being around you, your arms, legs, chin, hips, thighs and every part of your body. For you see, "I'm Only One Pound Of Fat"

Tuesday AM

Here is my report for Monday:
I went to Curves and mowed grass:
6648 steps and recalibrate miles 1.8
Breakfast 7:15 AM 2 toast with PB, Coffee and banana
snack 9:45 cereal, skim milk blueberries
lunch 12:15 BLT wrap made with light mayo and ice tea
snack 1:30 PB & J sandwich, ice cream
dinner 6:00 grilled chicken, Potatoes, baked beans and Salad
snack 9:00 ice cream

I knew when I bought that Tub of ice cream that my DH likes, that I would have a hard time with it. I hate that I have no will power over some foods. That is why I don't usually have snack foods in the house. I try to keep only sensible snack items available to myself.

I am going to give a talk at my TOPS Meeting this week about keeping a Food and/or exercise Journal. It is the single most important tool for me. I have found that reporting here is also been helping me. Knowing that I have to report for all to read, has made me be accountable in ways I haven't been in the past. Tomorrow is my weigh in day so we will see how I have done.
Have you gotten your exercise in today?

Monday, July 23, 2007

Still working out the pedometer problem. I have Kilometers instead of Miles. I don't know when or how that happened
My DH and I had a great day yesterday. We drove our 73 MGB in a car rally. We came in 6th out of 17 entries. It was our first rally. It was great fun. I did not plan for a long day of driving... and did not pack any good food choices. I ended up eating a Klondike Bar for lunch and that was enough to kick off an ice cream binge. I had a Creamsicle and an ice cream sandwich for dessert and then an evening dish of ice cream. It really ruined my day of dieting. I am not going to dwell on it. I will just start over today.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Something is weird with my pedometer

According to my pedometer I walked 6.7 miles and 8,933 steps. It doesn't make sense. How could 11,913 steps on Thursday only be 3.8 miles and today's 8,933 steps equal 6.7 steps. I think my pedometer is not too accurate. I will still record what it registers each day, but I think I need to get a new one.
I did walk at the park with my Dog. That was a 2 mile walk. I went grocery shopping but I don't think I walked 4 miles in the grocery store??
I drank over 64 oz of water and I recorded what I ate:
Breakfast 7:30 AM coffee and two mini muffins
Lunch 11 AM Macaroni Salad
snack 2 PM PB & J sandwhich and banana
dinner 5:30 grilled prok chop, Tomato and cucumbers, and French Fries (baked in the oven)
snack 7:30 yogurt and Blueberries.
Tha's it for today

Sat AM Report on Fri.

I was too tired to write last night. I even went to bed early. We were very busy at the Libary yesterday. The busiest day since I started voluntering in Jan. I really enjoyed being that busy.
I did go to Curves Fri. AM
I drank 64 oz of water
I recorded what I ate
I did not eat after 8 PM
I recorded my steps 6,574 = 2.1 miles

I need to get to the grocery store today. My eating yesterday was an indication that I did not have the best food choices in the house to eat.
Here's what I ate:
Breakfast 7:30 AM banana, cereal, skim milk and Coffee
snack 9:30 AM Chai Latte
Lunch 12:00 PM Macaroni Salad (made with light mayo) & unsweet Tea
dinner 6:00 PM grilled hamburger, Macaroni Salad, & unsweet Tea
snack 7:30 PM one bread with Peanut Butter

I'm going to head out now and get my walk in for today. Hope you are all having a great day. Keep moving it is good for you! :) Gail

Thursday, July 19, 2007

8 PM Report

In keeping with Bob Green's guidelines I am not going to eat anything else today. It is now 8:08 PM and I am done eating for the day.
I kept my food journal and I walked 2 miles with my dog today. Adding that to the other steps for today I was able to get over the 10,000 steps for the first time this week. I actually logged 11,912 steps which equates to 3.8 miles for me today. Yipee.
I drank 96 oz. of water (12 / 8 oz glasses of water). If you count the coffee that is even more. I have made many trips to the bathroom.
Here is what I ate: Breakfast:6 :30 AM
Cheerios, skim milk, Blueberries and Coffee.
Lunch: 11:30 AM
1 tomato, Mayo 1 slice of cheese, and two slices of white bread. I don't usually eat white bread , but it was all that was in the house.
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Macaroni Salad made with Light Mayo, celery, green peppers, carrots, and a hard boiled egg. Hubby wasn't home so I didn't have to cook.
Snack: 7:58 PM (Had to get it in before the 8 PM cut off.)
I am am settling in for the evening, Hope you all had a good day.

Weigh In Results

Weighed in last night = lost 1 pound.
I was happy with that as I didn't feel I worked very hard. I missed two of my days at Curves. I had a really busy day yesterday with meetings and my Volunteer work @ the library, Hospice and TOPS. I went to Curves after my TOPS meeting. I wasn't going to miss another day. I have been trying to figure out how to use this blog to help me on this weight loss journey. I know I need to journal what I eat and how much I exercise. I have always done better when I do keep a food chart. I think what I will do is write everything down throughout the day on the food chart I get at TOPS and then report it on here at night an long with the number of miles I walk on my pedometer. I wear my pedometer on my shoe. It is a constant reminder to me to keep moving throughout the day. I get some strange looks and questions when people see it, but that's OK.
My goals for today are:
Keep a food chart
Take a walk
Not to eat after 8PM (Bob Green suggests this in all his diet books)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hawaii Here I Come!

I decided to join Maria on her journey to Skinnyville. I have been playing around with trying to lose weight since we moved to NC. I usually take off a few pounds, but then put them back on. I have been playing with the same 10 pounds for almost 4 years now. I am not getting any younger and it gets harder each year to work at this. I have probably messed up my metabolism. All I know is that my husband is taking me to Hawaii next year and I want to look good on the beach when I go. At 60 year's old I don't expect to be in a bikini but I do want to be down 3 or 4 dress sizes.
Here is what I have done right so far:
I am the leader of a weight loss group called TOPS
I joined Curves last week
I already drink lots of water
I am tracking how many miles I walk each day
My problem areas
poor food choices
too many carbs
late night eating

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