Thursday, March 17, 2011

Weight Loss Challenge

Doing it together! Now I'm on a mission... I'm up for the challenge :)  I am officially entering into a Weight Loss Challenge with some of the other parents at the kids school. We have approximately 100days til the end of the competition and I am going to win. hehe

Our Rules are simple. We weigh-in each week and send it our "secretary" who will be keeping track of our progress. We are using percentages to keep it fair and we're using measurements as well as weight. The men will be doing the percentage weight loss plus the percentage of loss on their waist size. The women will be doing the percentage of weight loss plus the average of the percentage of loss from both the hips and waist. Face, we've got junk in the trunk and that needs to be accounted for :)

So I started back at Weight Watchers at 163.6. I lost 2 lbs in the first week and now I have even more motivation to keep it going. I've been trying new foods to try to make sure I get in all of my Healthy Guidelines (ie, water, milk, lean protein, fruits and veggies, healthy oils, and exercise!) and not hit a rut. I'm still sooo excited that Hubby is joining me in the journey. We are both getting healthier and hopefully passing that attitude on to our kids.

On your mark. Get Set. Goo....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Week 2

Today was the 2nd weigh-in at Weight Watchers and I'm down 2 lbs!! Yay :)

This is the first time that I'm doing WW with my hubby on board as well, and it's awesome! He gets it... he really really gets it :) Before if I wanted him to bring home "bad stuff" he would. Now he brings home something that's healthy but will get me by. Now don't think that I'm making him do all of the work. We are definitely doing this as team.

Some of the "treats" I've been going with this week...
1. cottage cheese with jell-o powder in it mixed with fresh strawberries
2. "fried" bananas - toss a chopped banana in a nonstick pan with cooking spray and cinnamon, then when it gets all soft and yummy, throw in about a tbsp maple syrup. Doesn't even matter what kind
3. Vegetable spring rolls from Market Basket... OMFG!! awesome isn't even the word
4. whole wheat pasta with a low calorie sauce made with love... added olives, peppers, garlic... yummy!
5. Frozen broccoli with cheddar - anything! Even mixed it with egg whites and peppers for an omelet.
6. Taco Meatloaf. Have a small slice but put it with a full salad and salsa can be the dressing.
7. Dannon light and fit yogurt. I love this stuff!
8. Biscotti!! I bought a box of these things. I got the "Decadent" kind... dark chocolate "cookie" with dark chocolate on the bottom and almonds. WOW - that's all I can say. Low in points and oh sooo worth it :)

I am going to make it to my goal weight this time!! Right now I am about 29 lbs away. Gonna get it done!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Once again

I've gotta to the point where I need to start doing something... AGAIN!! Why is it that I can't just keep going and maintain a healthy lifestyle like so many other people. Why is it that I feel so good and can't imagine myself not taking care of my mind and body and then all of a sudden I jump off and can't see how to get back on track??

I'm not in a good spot right now. I'm sooo proud of my hubby right now. He's begun his journey to get fit and in about 4 wks he's already lost almost 25lbs! Isn't that amazing?!? So if he's doing so well, how come in that same time have I lost 2lbs?

Yesterday, I worked out and I tracked for a full day. Today I started tracking again and I think I'm going to head down to the basement to jump on the elliptical soon. I have to just make the effort. I have to put me first - ok maybe second... right now I am making DESSERTS, of all things! I have to make a variety of desserts for my husbands campaign fundraiser tomorrow night. None of them will be points friendly... lol

OK- I'm signed up for a 5k in May and I am debating on signing up for the one in April. I need to do this. I need something to focus on. I need a reason!! ugh.

Is anyone else struggling??