Over all my week was successful. I didn’t do much dining out this week which helped eliminate unwanted calories and fat. My advice for people who like to dine out (ME!) is to go online and read the nutrition facts before you go out to a restaurant. You wouldn’t believe some of the calories and fat in even the simplest dishes! I have found that by going on a restaurants website and reading through the options you can weed out a lot of bad decisions that you might have thought were okay. It can also open you up to new options. Maybe you will try something that wouldn’t have normally interested you and it may turn into a new favorite. You can also minimize temptation by just knowing what you’re getting before you walk in the door. It can save you from reading through the menu and debating on unhealthy choices. It is a lot easier to resist something from your computer screen then the inside of a restaurant where the atmosphere and sense of smell take over!
Speaking of smells and temptations… I made 24 vanilla cupcakes that smelled like heaven this weekend. They were for my little mini (Halloween themed) and they were hard to resist, so I didn’t! I decided I wanted one and if I didn’t have at least one I would probably eat them all. So, I added less batter to one of the cupcake wrappers and when it was finished I added about a teaspoon and a half of frosting (opposed to the three tablespoons I used on the others.) Then after dinner I had my mini cupcake and coutned in on my tracker. Oh yeah, then I gave away all of the rest to family, friends, and co-workers so that I wouldn’t have to stare at them for three days!
Even though I resisted temptations, I had a hard time sticking to my personal goals last week. I did clean my house, except my bedroom~~SCARY! However, I did not find a self-soothing exercise. I think that this is an important thing to do so I will leave it on my agenda for this week.
My largest goal this week is to lose 2lbs (1.8lbs at minimum) so that I make it to my 10lb marker. This may sound rather easy, but I am taking a trip to Baltimore and I'm extremely worried about how I will do while I am away. I am staying with a very close friend and will have to eat mostly what they provide for main meals. I will be buying some of my own food and maybe even offering to make dinner one night for everyone. We will go out to eat once or twice, but I have become better at making healthier choices while eating out. I have already called this friend ahead of time and let her know that I am serious about sticking to my plan while at her house and that I want to get exercise while I am there as well. If I wasn’t so close to marker than maybe I wouldn’t be as nervous, but I know that if I don’t hit the 10lbs next week I will be soooo disappointed in myself. Cross your fingers for me please!!
Until Next week…
Jamie Lee :0)
Week 3 (10/11/10)
Weigh-in: 349.0 lbs
Loss of: 3 lbs
Total Loss: 8.2 lbs