Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Katie: Week 7

Welcome to week #7!

Current weight: 155 pounds
Last week's weight: 158 pounds
Total weight loss: 16 pounds

Woot! wooooot!  I am so excited to have lost three more pounds this week!  Yay!

Pictures: Week 7

Week 5

Week 1:

Sadly, I think the pictures testify that I didn't do any real work outs this week (just going on walks) and my (fl)abs are paying the price.  I guess it's time to get back in the ol' Tighter Assets saddle again.  Swings leg over horse and rides off into the sunset, abs sucked in.

Now on to the weekly recap of my rules.

My rules:
1. No Sweets!
Absolutely NO sugar sweets/junk/desserts/candy/etc. for three months (i.e. until April 1, 2010).  At that point I'll reassess and see if I can allow myself small things here and there or if I need to keep up the no sweets rule.  I will allow myself the occasional healthy dessert, but it will count as a processed snack (see below).

Nope!  No sweets here!  Not unless you count a few healthy "desserts" I had, but I don't count them. 

2. No Fast Food!
No fast food or eating out.  Period.  And if on the off chance I'm stranded somewhere or something and I have to get fast food I will order the healthiest thing.

Didn't have any fast food!  Even though I was offered some Papa Murphy's last night and I was super hungry.  But I held strong.

3. Healthy Meals and Snacks!
Eat three healthy meals each day along with 2-4 healthy snacks, with no more than one processed snack (100 calorie packs, etc.) per day. 

So far so good!  Although I must say that it really throws me off when I don't get to have my regular lunch.  But this next week should be pretty normal.  And I'm really glad we have carrot juice in the fridge again.  I missed it when we were out for a few days.  

4. Fresh Foods!
Trade out cravings/impulses to eat granola bars and other processed snacks with fresh fruits and veggies.

I'm doing just okay with this at the moment.  Mostly we're just out of a few things and it's been tricky getting to the store lately.  But maybe I'll go today.  Wish me luck.

5. Keep Track!
Write down everything I eat in my food journal (a little notebook I can carry around and keep with me).

Wrote it all down.  And I even bought a brand new food journal for myself this past week!  I love the one I'm currently using, but it's almost full!

6. Exercise 30 Minutes!
Exercise in some way for at least 30 minutes every day and write down what I did to exercise in my food journal.

Well, I have met my goal here, but I am sad to report that I didn't do any Tighter Assets (or any other exercise more intense than going for walks.  Obviously that didn't slight my weight loss, but it didn't do a whole lot for my flab either.  I am committing myself to a real work out at least twice this week.
7. Drink 80 Fluid Ounces!
Drink at least 80 fluid ounces of water every day and write down how much I drank in my food journal.

I did well for most of the week, but dropped down below my goal yesterday and the day before.  Looks like I will be continuing to work on this.

8. Balance Food Intake!
Enter the foods I eat each day into the Menu Planner on MyPyramid in order to make sure I'm getting a good balance of the foods I need.

I did sort of put off doing the whole assessment thing this week for a couple of days, but I caught up and it's all okay.  I'll try not to do that again this week.  (That's what I said last week, but, sadly, it's true for this week too.  I'll try to actually be better this time.)

9. Stay Active!
No sitting at the computer/TV for more than an hour (or one movie) at a time.

As always, no real problems here.  

10. Get out!
Get out of the house at least once a day!

Did it!

Well, even despite the flabbiness of my abs, I'm still happy to be losing weight and feeling myself progress.  And even though my abs may be a little worse than they were last week, I'm still feeling pretty proud of myself because we were around a lot of really yummy desserts this past week and I abstained from them all.  Sigh.  It is worth it though.

Have a great week!

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JuliaKoponick said...

I don't know if you get to Costco much, but I found carrot juice there, and it is pretty yummy!

Great job on moving forward and having the number go down!!

Kathy Haynie said...

Katie, I am soooooo proud of you! Three pounds in one week - way to go! Have fun with the abs workouts this week. After I went walking/jogging last week, my thighs were sore for 3 days! But now they're better, and I feel like running again. At least a little bit. Have fun!

emmalou said...

Katie, you are doing great! I'm totally impressed! 16 pounds already gone. There is no doubt you can reach your goal. You rock!

Syl said...

Woowoo! Looking good, Katie!

kati said...

Awesome Job! It is totally worth it!

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Polly said...

AWESOME! Your pics are looking better and better!

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