Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Progress

I have done well the past week-ish. I weighed myself on 7/11 and again on 7/18 and I had lost 3 pounds! I peeked yesterday and was down another pound, so we'll see on Friday where things are at.

I have been doing really well about not eating out. I had 3 dinners out this week--one was at a stir fry place, so I did well, one was at a steakhouse, and I did indulge in a shared appetizer, as well as some sweet tea, but I took half my steak home with me, then the third place was Red Lobster, and instead of having grilled fish, I did have it fried... but I took half home with me to have for another meal. So, I am making progress. I can't change habits overnight... well, I suppose I could, but then I'm just more likely to go back to the "old" way eventually.

I've been cooking a lot, which is awesome of me! I made porcupine meatballs, stuffing burgers, and hamburger helper (ugh) this week. I did the HH last night b/c that was pretty much my only option. It was an old box that I've had in the house for months, and I had some ground beef, so I put the 2 together. I am trying really hard to get only food I need at the grocery store & make it last exactly as long as I need it to before grocery shopping again. My fridge is just about empty right now, but payday is tomorrow, so I'll get to stock up on stuff!

Exercise isn't happening just yet,but I'm easing myself in slowly. My first focus had to be to stop eating out so much. I also have a shouder injury (pulled all 4 muscles in my rotator cuff) and I'm doing occupational therapy to help with it. Kinda makes it hard to do the elliptical when I can't move my shoulder without extreme pain. One thing at a time...!

6 comments:

Chrissie said...

Sounds like you are doing great. Good job on the loss, and hope Friday is good for you. Sounds like you are taking the right steps in the right direction to get where you want to be.

Once Upon A Dieter said...

YAY!!! The pounds are saying buh-bye!

Best of luck with the rest of the week. Enjoy grocery shopping for healthful foods.

Sending healing vibes for that injury. Try just walking in place in front of the tv watching a fave show. Rest the shoulder; work the legs. :)

You go, girl!

The Princess

Lyn said...

Hey Teale. You're doing great! I am proud of you.

I love porcupine meatballs! I make them with lean ground turkey and they taste really good. You can use ground turkey for just about anything that calls for burger. Little baby steps, right? :)

Anonymous said...

that is sooo awesome hun!!!!!

Mandi

Chubby Chick said...

Sounds like you're on the right track, Teale. Keep up the good work! :)

Heather said...

sounds fantastic! congrats on your loss and all of the small changes that you are making that are leading up to something big and wonderful...a healthy you!