Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More success! (LG08)

Today was my WI. last week I hit 32 pounds lost, so I thought it would be great if I lost 3 more this week to get another 5 pound star. I wasn't sure if I would pull it off since I had a big loss last week.... but I did! I am currently 292.6 which is almost in the 280s! Can you believe it? Just a couple weeks ago I was wondering when I'd ever be in the 290s, and here I am almost out of the 290s all ready!

I am truly learning to make good choices... not because that's what is less points, but because that is what sounds better these days! Last week, a coworker wanted to go to a chinese buffet. Those are two words that make a weight watcher cringe! First of all, chinese isn't the healthiest (I know some things are, but in general), but then a buffet? The possibility to eat endless amounts of food for the same price? But I did really really well. I got only a couple bites of some of my favorite dishes, I avoided egg rolls & crab rangoon, and while I did make 2 trips, I left half of the stuff on my plate each time. If I didn't love it, I didn't eat it. Then today, that same coworker wanted Jimmy Johns (sub sandwich place). Most sandwiches there are between 15-20 points. I had the points for it, but it just didn't seem worth it to me, didn't sound extremely appetizing. So I got their lettuce wrap instead of the sub bread. It was delicious! It cut probably 8 or so points off of my meal, and I didn't even miss the bread. Plus I got an extra veggie serving in that way!

I realized that in all my worries regarding Thanksgiving at someone else's, I completely forgot to plan for the fact that I'm going to be away from home for 5 days & may be eating fast food or food prepared by someone else! I need a plan! I am taking granola bars & 100 cal packs for breakfasts and snacks. Lunches out I can work with. I can make healthy choices. Then dinners will just have to be whatever is prepared, in moderation. I will load up on veggies (hopefully there will be some!), then eat the rest in small amounts. I can definately do this. I am determined not to have a gain next week just because of a trip & a holiday.

How is everyone else doing? I apologize to some of you that have commented me & I haven't made it to your blog yet. Comment me on this entry & I promise to visit yours!

11 comments:

Leslie said...

You're doing awesome!

I read a post on someone else's blog today that I thought you'd enjoy... sort of in keeping with how you're feeling :)

Check out Mandy's blog - she's lost over 100 pounds and is a great inspiration!!

minimizingmandy.blogspot.com/

FAT BRIDESMAID said...

GREAT WORK! I'm soooo proud of you!

Heather said...

well first, awesome job with your weighin!! And I think your plan sounds good for going out of town. Im packing all that good stuff myself.

Next, I would post your numbers...but Im going out of town as well! If I happen to go on the computer tomorrow morning I will try to remember to put your numbers in there (and my own as well), but Im not sure if I will have time.

Kat said...

Awesome on the loss!!

Lauren said...

congratulations girlfriend! You are doing awesome. And you will continue to do really well, I know it. I didn't think I had to worry about the holiday, being in korea and all, but they are having a dinner this weekend, so I'm going to have to stay put in my head for it.

Twix said...

This is awesome, Teale!! You go girl!! Congratulations! :)

Trisaratops said...

Dude, you are cruising!! And you make it look so easy. Congratulations! It is so true that it is all about our choices each and every day.

Scale Junkie said...

You ROCK!!! I'm so proud of you!

Twix said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

*ccc* said...

Woop woop for weight loss and for your fabulous progress!

Here's to keeping it up (I know you will!)

Chubby Chick said...

Just popping in to say "hi!" And I hope you've been doing well. We miss you! :)