Sunday, July 11, 2010

This Week

This was a fun week for me and my family, and successful on the weight loss front as well. I weighed in at 195 pounds this morning which is a 3-pound loss this week. I feel pretty good about that, especially since I am PMSing and feeling icky and bloated right now. It's funny... I was looking back through a Stat Sheet I made up awhile back, where I input all my known weights through the years, and I saw that when I was fully nine months pregnant with my third child, I weighed 190 pounds! That was the heaviest I had EVER been. I felt like an absolute whale. I'd been living in Kentucky, eating lots of fried chicken, homemade macaroni and cheese, BBQ ribs, and chocolate cream pies (because it was 'for the baby!') and hit a new high. I look at my body now and think, "how on earth do I weigh five pounds MORE now than I did when I was fat AND nine months pregnant with an 8-pound baby boy??" It's astonishing! But I don't look pregnant now... unless thighs can be pregnant! I actually feel pretty skinny these days. My, how time changes perspective.

Anyway, this week was very hot outside (100+) so I was cooped up more than I like. I did manage to get in a few walks in the evening. My exercise looked like this:

Three 1-mile walks
One 3/4 mile walk
One walk to the park with my daughter

As for food, here are some of the meals I ate this week:

Spaghetti squash topped with pasta sauce and local, grass fed ground beef
Several Egg Beater omelets filled with spinach, mushrooms, and low fat cheese
Salads and fresh cucumbers
Curried tuna salad over mixed greens and broccoli with light sun dried tomato dressing
Lunch out at a restaurant: grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed mushrooms and Swiss cheese, with a side salad of lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing. Iced tea with lemons to drink.
Taco salad made from local grass fed beef, canned tomatoes, and taco seasoning over Romaine tossed with light salsa ranch dressing
Buffalo ribeye steak on the grill with cauliflower "potato" salad

Lots of yumminess this week, as well as my usual Medifast meals and lots of water. I also had the occasional cup of iced coffee with a bit of half and half, and several mugs of green tea.

So, you see, it wasn't a *hard* week. I didn't kill myself exercising and I enjoyed my food. I didn't feel deprived at all. And the other day when I hosted a birthday party, I had such a nice time visiting and playing with kids that I never once thought about eating or even tasting one of the cupcakes I'd made. I baked them, I decorated them, I handled them and served them, but they did not call to me AT ALL. They may as well have been rocks sitting there.

I'm happy to see 3 more pounds gone, and I am very much looking forward to another successful week!


17 comments:

Sandy said...

Yeah for you! Congrats on the 3 lb loss, but even more congrats for getting to the point where those cupcakes meant nothing to you! Keep it up Lyn, you are doing awesome!

Hanlie said...

Yay for a successful week! Good job, Lyn! You sound very upbeat...

Ice Queen said...

Three pounds. Woot!!

You are so balanced and stable. I can hear the peace in your mind and heart when I read your posts and it makes me happy for you. :D

Shelley said...

Congratulations - 3 pounds is awesome!!! You are the rapidly shrinking woman!!!

Leslie said...

You're kicking a$$ with the weight loss and moving more, Lyn. You continue to be a total inspiration.

I laughed at your pregnancy story of weight...I remember being horrified when I hit 199 as my highest pregnancy weight! Now I'm struggling to get back there from the other direction. Perspective is everything. Keep up the great work.

spunkysuzi said...

Another nice loss!! Congrats

Shawn said...

Congrats on your loss!!!! You are doing great, keep up the great work!!!

Lily Fluffbottom said...

You're doing it! Everyday! You're such an inspiration.

Tammy said...

Fantastic job Lyn on continuing to move on down through the 190's...almost in the 180's!!! And good for you on not being tempted by the cupcakes...now THAT's exciting stuff!! :)

Anonymous said...

Curried tuna... recipe?? Sounds gooooooood.

Leslie

Lyn said...

Leslie~

curried tuna = canned, drained tuna mixed with a T of lite mayo, a half T of sweet pickle relish, diced celery, and seasoned with onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, dill, and curry powder to taste. So good!

Lanie Painie said...

HOORAY! Keep up the good work!

Julie said...

Congrats on your loss!

Jovia said...

good for you Lyn, been reading your blog for awhile now, i enjoy it a lot, figured i'd finally come out of the woodwork :)

Val said...

Congrats on three more punds gone! That's great :)

luckiest1 said...

I hear you about pregnancy weight! It's amazing how one's perspective changes over the years....I have been stalled in my weight loss at my nine-month pregnant weight now for quite a while and I don't *feel* fat. LOL

Jennifer said...

Love your blog. :)