I really didn’t do much good this week, although I did sign up for the YMCA, I think I will end up cancelling and using punch cards at the local recreation center due to cost and location. I continued to abstain from wine, although did *cheat* Thursday night at happy hour after the conference I attended this week. I had 2 beers. Coors was sponsoring it, so I didn’t want to hurt their feelings after all! It was free beer…
I did pretty well during the week, but ran out of the Active Lifestyle oatmeal and am realizing it makes a pretty big difference in keeping me full each day. They don’t seem to sell it at Target or Walmart – I checked when I was there for other items – so will have to restock this weekend. I did not exercise, but did walk 7,500 steps o Thursday and Friday! Conferences are apparently great for upping my steps!
I did eat a lot of apples and oranges, other than during the conference. Conference food wasn’t horrible, but they did have an apple tart on Thursday and a Snickers Cheesecake on Friday. Again, I couldn’t hurt their feelings after all…
I’m afraid the scale numbers are painting a rosier picture than my actions should have reflected. I am going to get a new scale because this morning I woke up weighed myself, went to the bathroom and gained 1/2 a pound. Clearly it isn’t consistently measuring. But for now, here are the results:
So, did it work?
- Start – Dec. 20 – 70 lbs to lose
- Week 6 – minus 2.0 = 63.0 lbs to lose
- Total to date – minus 7.0
I am happy with an average of 1 pound a week, but will not reach my 30 pound goal by June at this rate. I am also hoping to be in a smaller size by April when we head to Paris to celebrate my Grandmother’s life (and death). But, for not making too many drastic changes and simply choosing to opt out of as many carbs, eat more fiber and less sweets and wine – this is a very sustainable loss for me that won’t have me yoyo-ing drastically depending on if I follow a specialized diet to a T.
However, I was very excited to hear that one of our members, Leilani @ Soleil Selene, was selected to be a national Nutri-System blogger! I can’t wait to see how she does and see if that is something I may want to pursue to up the pace of my weight loss. Make sure to congratulate her, won’t you?
Also, Bruna and Barb have joined us! Welcome ladies!
How did you do?
Here’s who has signed up for our #emptytrunk challenge. How did they do this week?
- Lori @ A Day in Motherhood -
- Kisha @ In Thru the Out Door
- Jackie @ It’s Crazy Cheap
- Tanya @ Mommy Goggles – staying steady!
- Kristi @ Spend Less and Save More
- Mandy @ In Mandyland
- Cynthia @ The Geek Wife – staying steady!
- Nicole @ Help Mama Remote
- Leilani @ Soleil Selene – off week – waiting until Nutri-system supplies arrive.
- Bridget @ Thinking Positive with God’s Help
- Betty @ Opinionated Mother
- Amanda @ Whodemis -
- Anje @ Saving in Spartanburg -
- Gina @ Special Happens
- Jill @ JillSnackSpot
- Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas
- Kathleen @ Modern Mommys
- Bruna @ Bees with Honey -
- My real life friends Heather -
- and Laura
- and Carli from Grandma’s Guide to Life (she’s successfully lost and KEPT it off, so will give us her tips)
Tip 1: I like the Active Lifestyle oatmeal. It as 5 grams of fiber and has walnuts and raisins in it. It is very hearty, only 170 calories, and keeps me full well until lunch.
Tip 2: I’ve been eating an apple on my drive home from work. This helps me take any edge off and not walk in the door ready to scarf down the entire kitchen.
Please note the Weight Loss page I added. These posts along with any sales for weight loss related items or programs and a summary of the tips we develop will be summarized there. I hope that makes it easier to navigate and get the most out of each other’s success tips. Any suggestions of features that would be useful to you are welcome!