Tuesday, May 6, 2008

HYC Challenge Check-In

I can't remember the last time I posted a check-in for HYC that was actually GOOD! Here's my week in a nutshell...


Last Tuesday I finally got my head on straight. I got groceries, including LOTS of produce (that I have since eaten almost ALL of... none has gone to waste!), planned out what I could eat during the week, and I was ready to shine! I had 3 days of eating totally OP and went to WW on Friday morning. I was down an astonishing 6.6 pounds on the scale! Wahooo!!! I was even deemed that meeting's Biggest Loser and got to take home this big flower smily face to keep me on track all week!

My weekend started off pretty good. I made good decisions at dinner & at the movies. Things went a bit downhill Saturday, but still not unsalvagable, I don't think. I had leftover spinach quiche for breakfast (8 points), had McDonald's as my only option for lunch, but got a plain McChicken (8 points), then had a wedding reception to go to where I made relatively good choices totalling 10 points. So, that left me with 10 daily points and my 35 weekly points... and there was an open bar.... I would imagine that I drank about that, too. I did NOT however, have any cake! We also got White Castle for the drunken ride back to our hotel... I'd never had it before, but let me tell you, I want more. I don't even know the points on those little suckers. But I ate 2. But, that was just one day, and Sunday I did better. I didn't eat much all day b/c we were on the road, then dinner was at Red Lobster for my mom's birthday. I could have made a better decision, but the fact was that it was dinner time & I'd used 4 of my daily points, so I got what I wanted.

But, the weekend is over, and now I'm back to focused eating & logging everything that goes in my mouth! I am GOING to exercise today. Period. I took the stairs down 16 flights of stairs today all ready... that's something. Yes, going up them would be more of a workout, but I don't really want to be sweaty at work! Tonight I'm making porcupine meatballs (ground turkey meatballs w/rice in them, covered w/FF cream of mushroom soup). I think Instead of the rice though, I may use some spinach & onion that I have in my veggie drawer that I don't want to go to waste. That would lower the points AND I'd get use of my veggies. That may just be a plan!

I am going to continue to go to Friday morning WW meetings (as long as I continue to have Friday mornings off). I was feeling a little burnt out on my leader. She's really upbeat & nice, but I've come to realize she's really spacy & ditzy, and it's started to get on my nerves. The Friday lady is a little different. She's quieter, but she's very encouraging, and I think maybe even just a few weeks away from my other woman might be enough to get me back to Tuesdays eventually. I miss the Tuesday crowd, but I need a break! So, fingers crossed that Friday morning brings good results!!!

6 comments:

The Better Idiot said...

I find that replacing my starch with a veggie (usually white rice as I'm in Japan, replaced with broccoli) really helps me too, plus I get less bingey later.

Congrats on the weight loss, that's major poundage right there! And good on changing meetings instead of just giving up.

Heather said...

it sounds like you are having a great week! congrats on your loss and for changing up those habits. although I have to say I had a bad experience with white castle after a wedding and cannot bring myself to ever want it again (which is probably a good thing). I think its great too that you have realized that your WW leader plays a part in your motivation/accountability, and are going to a better one who is going to support you more. that is only going to help you succeed!

Holly said...

Congrats on your huge loss!!!! And good for you for having a (mostly) OP week!

sybil said...

WOW! I can't remember ever losing that kind of weight in a month...that's wonderful!

Grumpy Chair said...

Congratulations Teale on earning that sunny happy flower.

Keep up the great work.

Trisaratops said...

Congratulations on your loss! That is just fabulous - I am happy that you're seeing results! It is so much easier to continue on plan when you get positive results. And I love the picture of your flower. You're making good choices, lady! Right on.