Monday, January 12, 2015

Weigh In and the Upcoming Week

I got busy yesterday but I did weigh in, and posted my weight in the comments: 246 pounds. I am not seeing any loss yet (up a pound from the beginning of the year) so will keep slowly adding to the changes I am making. Goals for this week include:

stay gluten free
little to no added sugar or artificial sweeteners
eat a fruit and/or vegetable with every meal
stop all fried foods
do some kind of exercise at least 20 minutes 6 days/week
drink more water

I have some more thoughts, but have to run for now! Just wanted to get my weekly weigh-in on the blog with some goals for this week.

9 comments:

Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

You're the man with the plan! (okay, you're not a man, but "woman" doesn't rhyme!)

JM said...

i ve been thinking more about the Lego post and it makes me think of my own journey and how, I do really know what it will take, I really do. I m just not there where I can commit to doing it! I want to be there, i want to want to, but I am really not. So i am doing what I can, keeping my current weight stable. It feels like treading water. Several times a day, usually early on, i get great ideas and worry about my follow through. not sure what It will take for me either.

Sean Anderson said...

Excellent plan, Lyn! You're refining and finding your groove. The numbers will happen, you know this. We've been here before, we know how this works!

16 blessings'mom said...

This is one of my very favorite blogs, just so you know. I am rooting for you as I struggle to find my own way in this whole thing. I have been reading about the book, "Wheat Belly", and have realized that I am not as grain free as I thought. With nine kids still here at home, it's difficult to avoid the things they eat, 100%, all the time. I can't take away the teenager's tortilla chips! And popcorn, I LOVE popcorn. But suffering is involved in anything that is worthwhile, so I am gearing up to make more changes in my diet. I made pumpkin cookies with coconut flour yesterday, now the trick is to not eat them all at once.:)

Anyway, I am encouraged by your Never Give Up attitude. Thank you for sharing!

Della

Lyn said...

So glad to have the support and insights this morning. My counselor is urging, "Every day is a clean slate." I try not to let what I ate yesterday get me down today, but to wake up and think, "this is great! I haven't eaten anything unhealthy today!" and go from there :)

JM, some days I really just feel like I am not up for working on any projects that require intensity and focus. Like you, I am good at getting ideas... just have struggled so much with commitment lately. I think as long as we do keep trying (even just trying to keep a stable weigh and not gain) we will eventually get to where we want to be.

Della, I always enjoy hearing from you! Agreed, I have kids with special needs who actually do have to have some weight-promoting foods in the house (and carbs... healthier carbs but not things I need to be eating!) and I find it tough to stay totally gluten free. I don't have a dedicated toaster, cutting board, frying pan etc that they recommend so there is always cross contamination going on. I did switch to a gluten free flour for everyone's baking, but it's not grain free. My kids love popcorn too :)

Linda Claxson said...

Way to go! It's good to have goals, helps to keep the motivation.
Good luck

Maria McNeil said...

Great job!! Way to start your year off right - it will pay off for you.

Stephanie Gesler said...

Easy to do, but patience is key. Eat in moderation, exercise a bit. Move more and sit less. Also, stay off of the scale - only use it once a week at most. You can tell by your clothes.

On Fruit... Eat it in the morning with your Breakfast.

Yes, NO fried foods. I have rarely eat anything fried and you do lose your taste for it, and if you are in a pinch and have nothing else to eat it will cause a serious disruption internally when you aren't used to eating it.

Go to bed hungry... I'm being a hypocrite here, but eat an apple if you are too hungry to sleep.

So far, congrats to you! You are doing well, and I have to admit I LOVE split pea soup!

-S

Stephanie Gesler said...

I think the gluten thing is overrated, actually unless you've been tested.

Also, look into Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar.